{Giveaway} Books that I Just Couldn’t Put Down!
{Review+Giveaway} Miss Match by Laurelin McGee @laurelinpaige @StMartinsPress
Jul 03
{Giveaway} Books that I Just Couldn’t Put Down!

{Giveaway} Books that I Just Couldn’t Put Down!

Click on the banner for the giveaway host page. Hosted by Stuck in Books. As the title suggests, for this hop I am going to share some awesome books that I just couldn’t put down. I read a wide mix of big publishers, small publishers and self published books spanning across genres and age groups. So you will find books in YA, NA and adult from everything from Contemporary to High fantasy. Something for everyone. I would highly recommend each and every one of these books. It is my hope that the winner will find something new to try! I did another hop like this and people loved the idea of “hidden gem” books, so I am featuring some of the great hidden gem books that I have found again. (along with some not so hidden gems) 😉 The winner can choose any of the books listed and I will send them an ebook from amazon. If the winner wants a different book in the series, that’s ok too! All… Read more »

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Jul 03
{Review+Giveaway} Miss Match by Laurelin McGee @laurelinpaige @StMartinsPress

{Review+Giveaway} Miss Match by Laurelin McGee @laurelinpaige @StMartinsPress

Oh, how I love a good match maker story! And Miss Match is a great one. I loved the back and forth head butting/banter between Andrea and Blake. Miss Match is told in dual narrative between Blake and Andrea. Sometimes it was hard to decide whose point of view it was, but I always caught on pretty quickly. Miss Match is a perfect summer read- funny, light and of course, a great romance. Andrea is strong willed and very intuitive and perceptive. I really like people with those qualities, and Andrea is no exception. Or maybe I should call her Drea like Blake seemed hell bent on doing at first. (I thought that was super cute.) And along with the inevitable (oh come on, you so knew it was going to happen!) romance between her and Blake, we also get a really great sibling relationship with her and Lacey. I loved watching the siblings go at it back and forth. She reminded me of me and my sister sometimes. If… Read more »

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Jul 02
{ARC Review+Giveaway} You and Me and Him by @KrisDinnison @HMHKids

{ARC Review+Giveaway} You and Me and Him by @KrisDinnison @HMHKids

You and Me and Him is a young adult contemporary that explores the age of old question of what happens when two best friends like the same guy. Will he come between the two friends? This review is going to be a bit different than my normal reviews because of the nature of the book, I don’t want to give away any specifics, because I fear if I say something, anything at all it will give you some idea of how the whole Tom situation is going to turn out. And that would just not be any fun. So I will give you a basic rundown of You and Me and Him and leave the enjoyment of reading it and finding out what is going on with Maggie, Nash and Tom all for yourself. First I need to start out by talking a bit about how much I love this cover. I think it fits the story perfectly, and I like that it isn’t like multitudes of other YA contemporary covers… Read more »

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Jul 01
{Review} Black Iris by @LeahRaeder @AtriaBooks

{Review} Black Iris by @LeahRaeder @AtriaBooks

Oh, holy hell! Black Iris is INTENSE! Leah Raeder certainly grabbed my attention with this book, that is for sure. I don’t read books this dark and, well…messed up that often. Sometimes I will read a dark book. Or sometimes I will read a book with a totally f-ed up in the head main character, but I hardly ever read books that take it to the level that Leah Raeder did. Black Iris took me out of my comfort zone…and then some. And I have to say, I really, really liked it. Maybe that makes me a little dark and messed up too. I don’t know. But what I do know, is that this book deserves every bit of attention it has gotten and more. Black Iris is first and foremost a revenge story driven by the main character, Laney. From the moment, that Laney broke the “fourth wall” and told us that she was not going to be likeable or a hero, I knew I was going to like… Read more »

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Jul 01
{Release Day Giveaway} DARKNESS BRUTAL by @RachelAnneMarks

{Release Day Giveaway} DARKNESS BRUTAL by @RachelAnneMarks

Happy of book birthday’s to the DARKNESS BRUTAL and author Rachel A. Marks! I am in love with this cover. And be sure to check out the awesome giveaway for gift cards + more from Rachel to you! Check out www.RachelAnneMarks.com for a sample chapter! DARKNESS BRUTAL The Dark Cycle, Book 1 Author: Rachel A. Marks Release Date: July 1st, 2015 Publisher: Skyscape Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer. In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s… Read more »

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Jun 30
{Review+Giveaway} The Darkest Frost by Tanya Holmes @shesawriterth

{Review+Giveaway} The Darkest Frost by Tanya Holmes @shesawriterth

The Darkest Frost is the first book in a two book series of the same name by author, Tanya Holmes. This is my first book I have had the pleasure of enjoying by Tanya, but I know it won’t be my last. When finishing a book fills me with an almost all consuming want and need to have the next book in my hands at that very moment, I know I have found a winner. And that is exactly what happened with The Darkest Frost, it ends on a cliff hanger and I was dying to get my hands on the next book. Tanya-please! I need part two right now, and make it a nice long book because I do not want The Darkest Frost to be over. It was so strange because the first couple of chapters of The Darkest Frost seemed so unassuming. I was reading along kind of ho-hum, thinking this would be a “like” book, but nothing more. And then somewhere around the 4th or 5th… Read more »

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Jun 29
{Review} Sweet by @EmmyLaybourne @FeiwelFriends

{Review} Sweet by @EmmyLaybourne @FeiwelFriends

Sweet is a new young adult thriller/horror novel by Emmy Laybourne. When I was finished with sweet, I assumed it was a standalone, but goodreads says it is the first in the Sweet series. Now I am even more intrigued by the book than I was when I finished it, because I cannot wait to see what the author is going to do next with the series. It is going to be freakin’ insane. I really enjoyed Sweet. The idea behind it is scary as all get out…because of how realistic it seems. Solu is a brand new sweetener that is also a weight loss supplement. To celebrate the launch of this innovative new product that is promised to change the weight loss game, Solu pairs up with a luxury cruise line- bringing in celebrities along with normal cruise goers to partake in a luxury weight loss cruise! I love the idea of that, but what happens next is straight out of a horror film. I loved the idea behind… Read more »

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Jun 28
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of June 21-28th

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of June 21-28th

Sunday Post is Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves is Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews Hey guys! How has your week been? I was at a bar leaders conference. I was chosen to join a leadership academy for my state bar organization and our first meeting was at the end of this week. It was really great. I think it is going to be a great opportunity and that I am going to learn a lot. I met a ton of great people and even got to see my parents again because it was in their neck of the woods (or beach I should say) but it was yet another weekend of traveling. Sigh. Oh well, I can rest later, right? In other news, it was a big ole FAIL trying to get my website upgraded to the new Tweak Me v2 and new Ultimate Book Blogger plugin v3. No time this week. But I will do it eventually. I also joined COYER scavenger hunt. I have not done… Read more »

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Jun 26
{Review+Giveaway} Dirty Thoughts by @MeganErickson_ @avonbooks

{Review+Giveaway} Dirty Thoughts by @MeganErickson_ @avonbooks

Dirty Thoughts is the first book in a new New Adult series from Megan Erickson, called the Mechanics of Love series. I love Megan Erickson, so I was extremely excited that she had a new series out, and I don’t know why I was a little slow on the uptake, but I only realized who this series was about as soon as I started reading the book. Remember Max and Lea from Make it Right? Remember Max’s yummy older brothers- Cal and Brent? The Mechanics of Love series is their stories! Super exciting, right? Dirty Thoughts is Cal’s story. And it is a really sexy, fun and beautiful second chance love story. Cal was totally head over heels in love with his high school girlfriend, Jenna, and the feelings were mutual. For reasons that are revealed pretty early on in the story, they break up and Jenna moves away for ten years. Well, now she is back and Cal and Jenna’s chemistry is stronger than ever. Cal is a stubborn one, so there are… Read more »

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Jun 25
{ARC Review+Giveaway}The ForgottenMountain by Heather Lyons @hymheather @InkSlingerPR

{ARC Review+Giveaway}The ForgottenMountain by Heather Lyons @hymheather @InkSlingerPR

Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first two books. If you are new to the series, check out my review of The Collectors’ Society HERE and my review of the Hidden Library HERE. These books need to be read in order. The Forgotten Mountain is the third book in the New Adult Fantasy Series, The Collectors’ Society. And I have to first mention how much I love these covers. They are some of my favorite covers for any series. Which is fitting because The Collectors’ Society is ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME.  The First book, The Collectors’ Society, was one of my favorite books of 2014, and The Hidden Library was another favorite. I can’t remember a series where every single book has gotten a full 5/5 stars from me. But truth be told, the books in the Collectors’ Society deserve more than 5 stars each. This is such an amazing series, and Heather Lyons really ripped my heart… Read more »

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