Week in Review #1


So this week was actually full of giveaways, but I’m not really reading as much as I should so a few reviews were up late and I need to work on the schedule, but now I have more time and space for the reviews and to start more giveaways.

Don’t get me wrong, I still think Book Travels is my baby, but I read so many different type of books that things were starting to get messy and out of control for me. There was way to many posts on the same week and never a dull moment, but I was losing control of my reviews and what to show.

There’s a different public to young adult and a completely opposite to erotica and I discovered this year to I love erotica and started reading more about it, so I think the blog needed a vision and there’s now a plan for the week.

Mondays: Paranormal Romance on Book Travels in the Dark
Tuesday: Top Off Tuesday on Book Travels (Harlequins need love too)
Wednesday: Romance on Book Travels
Thursday: Mystery or Urban Fantasy on Book Travels in the Dark
Friday: Young Adult on Book Travels
Saturday: Stacking the Shelves on both
Sunday: Week in Review

I guess you can see that a few days will be empty on both blogs, but I can show guest post, interviews, or blog tours in those.

Sounds fun, right? So this week I had fun with only a few books. Smiley triste

Currently Listening

Betrayal in Death (In Death, #12)

Young Adult Review: Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine

Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13)

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…
Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.
To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.

Title: Bitter Blood
Author:  Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Vampires
Publisher:  NAL
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0451238117
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: November 6th 2012
Number of pages: 404

Lots of adventures in Morganville and now things are getting creepy for the humans, because the vampires got the control again and the hunting season has begun. I like the twists and the changes that happen in this tiny Texas town, but the best part was how Claire is always trying to find a reason for things to happen and a way to keep the peace.
One thing that I’m currently loving in this series is the changing on the POV, a few points in this book were a bit boring, mostly Amelie, but I loved seeing more of Shane and Michael, because things were really dangerous for the new married couple.
In this town there’s never a dull moment but I thought it was really strange the way Amelie just bowed in this time and let all the decisions in the wrong hands. We could see during the series how strong she is and how much dangerous she could become if her control was taken, but to see her doing some things was a bit on the extreme side for me.
I liked seeing the reaction of the town for the first human-vampire weeding and was kinda expecting problem, but not so much as a mob beating people, so wrong. But I liked how much Shane is starting to take responsibilities and he’s really cute with Claire, but things took a wrong turn during a few chapters, but I still have faith these two will end together.
I liked more the relationship parts of this book than the real problem, because it feel like things only happened on the last few chapters and I like seeing Claire trying to solve a puzzle and needing help more than this crazy diabolical twist.

Series in Order

#1 – Glass Houses
#2 – The Dead’s Girl Dance
#2.6 – Grudge

#3 – Midnight Alley

#4 – Feast of Fools
#4.5 – Dead Man Stalking

#5 – Lord of Misrule

#6 – Carpe Corpus

#7 – Fade Out

#8 – Kiss of Death

#9 – Ghost Town

#10 – Bite Club

#10.5 – Anger Management
#11 – Last Breath
#12 – Black Dawn
#13 – Bitter Blood
#14 – Fall of Night (Expected publication: May 7th 2013)
#15 – Daylighters (Expected publication: November 5th 2013)

3rd Annual Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop

March 29th to April 5th

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Read Now Sleep Later

Another Hop and this one I chose for a very specific reason. I love bunnies and find them adorable, but Easter is such a great time. The weather is cool and there’s thousand of outdoor activities to be done with the family in this time of the year. It’s always a blast.

But let’s hop to the prize right? I chose two books to give away on this hop, for the same winner and both on epub format, because everyone can have a chance to win.

Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)

First prize is an Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter, first because I love the original story and my dog is named Alice after the book (awesome, right?) and second because there’s a rabbit on it so I think it match’s the theme.

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)

And the second prize is just for everyone to fall in love with this series as much as I do. This is the last one and if you follow Kaylee adventures now is your chance to win and stop waiting for your copy.

May the luckiest win!!

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New vision!

A few weeks ago I discovered my blog was a mess and decided to change a few things, so now I have an announcement to make. There’s a new and dark side to Book Travels where all those 18+ books will be reviewed.

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Only books with the genres like Erotica and Paranormal Romance will be reviewed there and now I’m really into Urban Fantasy so you can find all my reviews on the new website.

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But if you’re a fan of Romance and Young Adult, you’re in the right place and stick around for a few tours and giveaways heading right here. I started listening to audiobooks for the In Death series and now I love Mystery. To make things balanced there’s three genres for each blog and you’ll be able to find the reviews scheduled on the Calendar page.

Romance Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre

Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3)

Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire…and can’t stop thinking about.
Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving – and losing – a man with a dangerous job again.
Only, when Gabe and Megan meet again and uncontrollable flames of desire ignite between them, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination, and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter.but the way his sweetly sensual kisses are challenging her to risk everything she’s been guarding for so long?
This winter, if one – or both – of them aren’t careful, they just might end up falling in love.

Title: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Author:  Bella Andre
Series: The Sullivans
Publisher:  Smashwords
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0013567713
Genre: Romance
Release date: December 2011
Number of pages: 200

Gabe Sullivan is a really catch. Gorgeous and a firefighter. This family does make awesome guys and they are successful and romantic. But Gabe is even better because he also likes kids and puppies. Heaven help me, but I think Megan is not the only one falling in love with him. LOL.
Megan lost her husband to an accident where he played with an airplane, but now she’s afraid to fall in love with guys that only think about dangerous things and Gabe is a firefighter and saved her when her building was on fire, but the worst part is how much her daughter has fallen for him.
It’s really difficult to start a relationship when you have to think about a third person, but Gabe was so nice and a perfect gentleman the hole time, that is practically impossible to find a reason not to say yes. Megan tried really hard to to keep away but in the end it was so easy to just jump and let him catch her.
I’m in love with this family!

Series in Order

#1 – The Look of Love
#2 – From this Moment On
#3 – Can’t help falling in Love
#4 – I Only Have Eyes for You
#5 – If You Were Mine
#6 – Let Me Be The One
#7 – Come a Little Bit Closer
#8 – Always on My Mind
#9 – The Way You Look Tonight (Coming Summer 2013)
#10 – Untitled

The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) From This Moment On (The Sullivans, #2) Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans, #3) I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4) If You Were Mine (The Sullivans, #5) Let Me Be The One (The Sullivans, #6) Come A Little Bit Closer (The Sullivans, #7) Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8)

Top Off Tuesday #56


What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!

Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading, and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see the covers that made you swoon!  Feel free to play along and show us your favorite covers. Button made by Missie.

New Year and I decided to continue with my harlequin books. I think they deserve to be exposed, now look if those abs could ever be hidden.

Westmoreland's Way (Silhouette Desire) (The Westmoreland Series)

Mr. November: Dillon Westmoreland, real-estate tycoon
Objective: Pamela Novak, business owner
Strategic Plan: Seduce and rescue
There was a secret to Dillon Westmoreland’s heritage — and Pamela Novak had the key. Though the raven-haired beauty was ensnared by her shifty fiancé, Dillon — eldest of the Denver Westmoreland clan — couldn’t resist a mind-blowing night in her arms. And after that incredible passion… Well, once a Westmoreland claimed the woman he wanted, he wouldn’t let anything tear them apart!

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop

This hop is in conjunction with the 3rd annual Fairy Tale Fortnight

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop
Hosted by

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

The Book Rat &

A Backwards Story

March 26th to April 2nd

I guess everyone knows how much I love a good story and the best ones are the the first that touched our hearts. Fairy tale is more than make believe because it makes us dream so far that reason I’ll give away a book that dreaming is a very important part.

And since I can’t pick one, you gonna do it: Boundless by Cynthia Hand or Everbound by Brodi Ashton? Or you can pick the prettiest dress? LOL

Everbound (Everneath, #2) Boundless (Unearthly, #3)

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2nd Annual Kick Butt Characters Hop

My first Hop and yay!!

This hop is for those awesome heroines that simply win the book with bravery.

I picked two of my favorite series.

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)

Rose’s story might have wrapped up in the Vampire Academy series, but there’s still lots more to tell about the other characters from that world. This spin-off series centers around Sydney the Alchemist, a human teen who’s part of a group to keep the existence of vampires secret from the world. Sydney’s spent her entire life being taught that vampires and dhampirs are evil and unnatural, but all that’s about to change when she’s forced into hiding with Jill, Adrian, and Eddie…

Win an epub copy of the indigo spell by Richelle Mead!

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