{Giveaway} Beach Reads Giveaway!
{Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B* by @Crista_McHugh
{Review+Giveaway} Racing the Sun by Karina Halle @metalblonde @AtriaIndies
{Review+Giveaway} Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber @TNZFiction @mchristineweber
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Lust by @alyssaroseivy @InkSlingerPR
{Review+Giveaway} Ten Things you didn’t know about Sight by @Juliet_Madison @DeltaGirlsBook @DiversionBooks
Aug 02
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 27th- August 2nd

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 27th- August 2nd

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 back to my normal reviewing schedule this week. Because of blogging on a time crunch, I was able to get a couple of books ahead of schedule, which was nice, but now I want to do even more! So I decided to participate in ARC August this week. You can check out my post HERE Other than that, things have been good. This was a particularly busy and hectic week at work, so I am looking forward to just kicking back and relaxing this weekend.* Side note: I am looking at new inspiration for a blog mini blog makeover. I figure if I am going to switch to tweak me v. 2 I should change some stuff up while I am at it. If you have any ideas or things that you love on blogs, let me know in the comments. And… Read more »

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Jul 31
{Giveaway} Beach Reads Giveaway!

{Giveaway} Beach Reads Giveaway!

This hop is hosted by Valerie @ StuckInBooks You can find out more information about the giveaway HERE ——————– A few days ago I was pulling books from my shelves to giveaway for this giveaway and I was gravitating towards all the light and fluffy romances that are my go-to beach reads. When I told my boyfriend about the giveaway, he told me that he prefers fantasy books for the beach and some more dense books because he finds the ocean so relaxing that he can really dive in an concentrate on the story. Which got me thinking… What kind of beach read do you prefer? Do you enjoy light and fluffy romances? Or do you prefer something darker, or more dense? Does water and sand scream dystopian to you? I want to know! I also changed up my giveaway a bit to make sure that I wasn’t excluding any fantasy loving pool goers from the fun. —————————- There will be 2 winners for this hop! If the winners are… Read more »

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Jul 31
{Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B* by @Crista_McHugh

{Review+Giveaway} Confessions of a Queen B* by @Crista_McHugh

Confessions of a Queen B* is the first book in the young adult Queen B* series by Crista McHugh. I loved this book so much!I found it to be a breath of fresh air. The mean girl cliche has seemed overdone and tired to me lately, but Crista McHugh breathes new life and heart into this story of self professed Queen B* blogger, Alexis. Her blog is like a mixture of gossip girl and Harriet the Spy. And what I loved was that each chapter started off with a mini excerpt from her blog, the Eastline Spy. (Eastline is the high school name by the way.) While the blog and Alexis’ status as Queen B* of the high school is a central theme of the story, it almost felt secondary to the wonderful friendship that was forming between Lexie (as he calls her) and Brent. Brent is uber popular, and is paired up with Lexie for a very high tech baby project. Together they are responsible for raising a baby…. Read more »

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Jul 30
{Sign Up+Goals} ARC August

{Sign Up+Goals} ARC August

I am participating in ARC August. My review pile has gotten a little out of control, and so has my ARC pile, so I am going to do some serious reading in August. If you want to join in, you can find all of the rules, and information on this event over at Read. Sleep. Repeat‘s blog. Check it out here ———————– This is a picture of my ARC bookshelf. The shelves are separated by months. The bottom shelf is September and beyond, the middle shelf is where I am now (July and August) but the top shelf are all past due ARCs/review books. So I am working past due, July and august arcs (with a few Sept thrown in ) ______________________________ Here are the books I am hoping to read this ARC August Progress:  

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Jul 30
{Review} If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon @lemmony @entangledpub

{Review} If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon @lemmony @entangledpub

If You Dare is a really fun, really cute feel good romance. Lily and Marcus have the most hilarious competitive relationship going on. I loved that the book was told in their dual narrative, so we could really get inside both of their heads. And I loved that once the main “dare” was over, they kept the dare theme going all the way to the very end of the story. Some of the things they dared the other to do were too funny. This book made me laugh, which was just what I wanted. Lily is a competitive one, that is for sure. Because I can tell you one thing, if I were dared to spend the night is a super creepy abandoned mansion, no way would I do it. But I admired he way Lily hunkered down, and when I saw everything that she brought with her, I knew I would like her. That girl did not pack light. Haha! If I were Marcus I would have tried to… Read more »

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Jul 29
{Review+Giveaway} Racing the Sun by Karina Halle @metalblonde @AtriaIndies

{Review+Giveaway} Racing the Sun by Karina Halle @metalblonde @AtriaIndies

Racing the Sun is the second book in the Where Sea Meets Sky series, but it is a complete standalone. I didn’t read the first book, but I did read the summary and those characters did not show up in Racing the Sun. Not to mention it takes place in a totally different area of the world. Racing the Sun takes place on the island of Capri, and I have to say that Karina Halle has made me bump Capri up on my list of places that I need to visit ASAP. It sounds absolutely gorgeous! Maybe a country is more gorgeous with a sexy budding love story  though, who knows. Racing the Sun is told entirely from Amber’s point of view. Amber takes a tutoring position with a broken family in Capri after spending all of her money on her jaunt through Europe, leaving her with no money for a plane ticket home. I thought that was hilarious. I have no idea why, but I for some strange reason,… Read more »

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Jul 29
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Nothing Left to Burn by @PattyBlount @SourcebooksFire

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Nothing Left to Burn by @PattyBlount @SourcebooksFire

This August critically acclaimed author Patty Blount releases her latest smoldering YA, Nothing Left to Burn. To celebrate her new release, Patty has agreed to sit down with us for a quick Q&A! If we looked under your bed right now, what would we find? You’d find the box holding my wedding gown buried under a layer of dust. What? It’s extra protection. (LOL). You’d find the fire box we keep important papers in like birth certificates and our wills and my sons’ hospital bracelets from when they were born. Right from the first page, you can tell that Nothing Left to Burn is going to be an emotionally raw and powerful story. It is told in dual narrative between Amanda and Reece. Nothing Left to Burn really got to me. I loved that the book starts out featuring the male protagonist, Reece. Reece really touched me. I felt for him so badly. If anyone needs a hug, it is Reece. Luckily, I was also able to tell right away… Read more »

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Jul 28
{Review+Giveaway} Make me Believe by Karen Ferry

{Review+Giveaway} Make me Believe by Karen Ferry

Make Me Believe is the first in a new adult contemporary romance series, called the Believe series. This is Karen Ferry’s first book and it is inspired by true events. I love that she shares a note with readers about this at the start of the story. It made me wonder the whole time I was reading which parts were true and which were fictionalized. I thought her sharing that with us made this book a little more special in my eyes. That being said, I liked Make Me Believe, but I didn’t over the moon love it. It was a decent enough read for me, but left me feeling kind of blah for the whole book. I liked Daniel and I liked Emma, so it wasn’t really a character issue. I thought they were each charming and had great chemistry together. I’m not really sure what it was. I think the book just felt kind of choppy to me. But enough about that, lets talk about what I liked… Read more »

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Jul 27
{ARC Review+Giveaway} No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West

{ARC Review+Giveaway} No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West

No Kissing Allowed is a new adult contemporary romance by Melissa West. I have read a couple of Melissa’s other books and I have to say this one was not my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it. But I just didn’t love it. No Kissing Allowed is a fun, quick and flirty new adult romance. And I liked it for that purpose. But I had some snags with some of the characters. But much like the book overall, I didn’t dislike any of the characters per se, I just didn’t love the main character Cameron as much as I wanted to. Cameron is a driven, impulsive and incredibly stubborn young lady. I loved how driven she was and that she went after what she wanted at work, but her impulsiveness led to foot in mouth disorder so many times throughout the story. I get it. She wants to be able to say whatever she wants to say, whenever she wants to say it. No one should oppress her… Read more »

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Jul 26
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 19- 26th

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of July 19- 26th

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? This has been a FANTASTIC week for me. I absolutely loved sharing my Blogging on A Time Crunch posts with you all, and I loved even more reading your comments and tweets and responses to the post. I love learning how you manage and organize your blogs. And I learned so much from you! If you missed the event, you can check it out by click on the banner: And then let’s talk about my bookish week. Oh holy books. I don’t even know where to start. Harper Collins blew my mind with the biggest surprise package for review consideration that I have ever gotten. It totally blew my monthly ARC shelves (especially September 2015) to uncomfortably full proportions, but I am up for the challenge :p Books I got this week: *Thank you so much to Harper Collins, Macmillian, Swoon reads, Flux, Scholastic… Read more »

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