Month: August 2014

Aug 20
{WoW} The Collectors’ Society by Heather Lyons @hymheather

{WoW} The Collectors’ Society by Heather Lyons @hymheather

This week I am waiting on…. Expected publication: October 23rd 2014 by Cerulean Books From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet. After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth. It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . …. Read more »

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Aug 19
{Giveaway} Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop!

{Giveaway} Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop!

After I moved last year I did a clean my shelf giveaway, where I  put up for grabs lots of  series to clear up some space. But I only chose 2 winners, and that wasn’t nearly enough! So this time there will be 6 winners! So for this giveaway I’ll have lots of different options. Some options will have two book or and some options will have a box of 7 or 8 that you will win. The different options will have paperback finished copies, and ARCs. (some of the signed books are signed to Michelle) 6  winners will get to choose one prize package. (once a book or package is chosen, it is gone) Prize Package #1: Winner can choose any two (2) of the following Young Adult or adult books:                                                                       Prize Package #2:… Read more »

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Aug 19
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Conduct Series Boxed Set by @JenLaneBooks @omnitraci

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Conduct Series Boxed Set by @JenLaneBooks @omnitraci

The CONduct Series Can Two Ex-Cons Find Love? Will the Mafia Let Them Live Long Enough to Find Out? Author: Jennifer Lane Title: The CONduct Series Boxed Set Genre: Romantic Suspense ISBN: 978­1­623421­69­4 Release Date: August 19th, 2014 BOOK ONE: With Good Behavior: In a world gripped by organized crime, family dysfunction, and dim hopes of redemption, can true love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a beautiful psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a handsome naval officer who sacrificed everything to protect a loved one, finding that love may carry an unbearable cost.Starting their lives over in Chicago, both are fighting influences from their family and running as fast as they can to escape the past. When their paths cross outside the parole officer’s door, the attraction is instantaneous. But a hidden connection may not only shatter their fledgling love, but prove deadly to them both.       BOOK TWO: Bad Behavior:  Grant Madsen’s got issues. He’s still battling his Mafia family and… Read more »

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Aug 19
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Lore:Tales of Myth and Legend Retold

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Lore:Tales of Myth and Legend Retold

Shimmer by Brinda Berry:   Draven Manning watched the naked female wade into the inky waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Silent as a hermit crab, he sat on the sand hidden by tall sea oats and studied her petite body, long hair thickly draped to the waist. She held a backpack, an odd addition to her nakedness, which she dropped on the sand. He could have loudly cleared his throat or walked back up to the house. But he didn’t. Not that he was a total creeper. She’d appeared from nowhere like some magical mist formed in a female shape. The wind lifted strands of her hair away from her body increasing the otherworldly feel of the scene. He continued to watch and acknowledged that wishing he could see better or had binoculars did fall into creeper territory. His friends always talked about what a nice guy he was. Maybe he didn’t want to be a nice guy. Being the nice guy had landed him here in this tiny… Read more »

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Aug 18
{Review+Giveaway} Sugar on the Edge by Sawyer Bennett @bennettbooks

{Review+Giveaway} Sugar on the Edge by Sawyer Bennett @bennettbooks

  Sugar on the Edge is my first attempt with a Sawyer Bennett book, and I was so pleased with the characters and romance! Sugar on the Edge can be read as a standalone but it is also the third book in the contemporary romance Last Call series. Gavin a dark and tortured soul throughout most of the book. I loved that he was an author and his books were his outlet for his dark feelings. I know this sounds weird because I am nothing like him, but I felt like I really got him from the first time I met him. And it was then that I knew this was going to be a fantastic read for me. If you like your romance extra hot with a side of wonderful characters, then Sugar on the edge is the book for you. Gavin goes to a secluded house in North Carolina to finish his lastest novel. He seems like the biggest of big authors because the money that the publishing… Read more »

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Aug 18
{Spotlight+Excerpt} Racing the Hunter’s Moon by Sally Clements

{Spotlight+Excerpt} Racing the Hunter’s Moon by Sally Clements

Racing the Hunter’s Moon (An Under the Hood novella) Sally Clements Blurb: Pretending to be a couple may drive them crazy. Feisty mechanic Betty Smith should have only one thing on her mind—catching the conman who swindled her mother. Not the sexy stranger who kissed her then completely disappeared. Undercover FBI agent Joe Carter needs to focus on the bad guy who got away, not the gorgeous headstrong brunette who watches too many cop shows and keeps interfering in his case. Unfortunately, catching their prey before he skips town means working together. But while entering the vintage car rally as a couple seemed like a good idea at the time, faking feelings for each other turns out to be the easiest part. Neither one can allow anything to get in their way, but staying away from each other is impossible. They both know, though, once their plan is complete, so is their time together.       “Hungry?” Betty’s heart pounded hard enough to burst. She swung around, and her… Read more »

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Aug 17
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Amity by Micol Ostow @micolz @EgmontUSA

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Amity by Micol Ostow @micolz @EgmontUSA

I have a secret. As much as I love fluffy and sexy romances, I have a secret darker love- horror. And I have a second secret, even though I love horror so much, I have a tendency to actually get really scared when horror is done well. I know that is the point of horror, but I mean I can’t read a good horror book alone at night in my room or I will have nightmares all night. But I still can’t get enough, and Amity was creepy to the extreme! Fans of horror will love the fantastically creepy writing in Amity. Amity is about the Amityville horror house. I have seen a couple of movies about the house and I know a little bit about house, so when I saw the book I knew what I was signing up for. Amity does not offer happy times for the families that live there become hers. Amity is told from the point of view of two different families that live there. First… Read more »

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Aug 17
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Tempted by A Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Tempted by A Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series: Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar – coming in 2015 Pain. It tore at him. Shredded his flesh. Smashed his bones. Devoured his soul. Blood. He needed it. Ached for it. Hungered. Darkness. It consumed him. A floral scent swept around him, invading his senses, driving back the darkness and the agony. Nature. He was somewhere green and verdant, beautiful and soothing. He could see it in his buzzing mind, and could see it for himself if he could just get his eyes open. He yearned to run his fingers through the tall meadow grass. He longed to lift the wild blooms to his nose and inhale their delicate fragrance. He needed to lay beneath the mighty oak and let the dappled sunlight play across his tired body as the melody of the branches swaying filled his mind. He wanted to… Read more »

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Aug 16
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of August 10th-17th

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of August 10th-17th

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 guess the lazy(well, not lazy but in comparison) days of summer are officially over for me. I have been nonstop busy for the past week, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. I haven’t even had as much time to read lately. But I am getting into a grove of a good schedule for being a little busier. In other news I am counting down the days until fall and some cooler weather. Book wise, I have gotten a lot of blog tour books coming in this week. And a few books for review and review consideration. And a couple unexpected surprises. Books I got this week: *Thank you so much to Koehler Books, NetGalley, Flux, Macmillan, St. Martin’s Griffin,  Swoon Romance, William Morrow impulse, Harper Collins, Pan,Putnam Juvenile, Penguin Group USA, Thomas Nelson, Simon and Schuster, Gallery books,  and… Read more »

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Aug 16
{Review} The Sting of Summer by Katherine Over

{Review} The Sting of Summer by Katherine Over

The Sting of Summer was refreshing for me in so many ways. I loved all of the different themes and concepts that the author incorporated into the book. There was not only romance, but also the theme of expectations came up a couple of times. It was unexpected for me, but it was also kind of my favorite part of the book. The main character, Becca, dealt with various people not living up to her expectations- her lifelong crush, her sister, her mom. And each of these people had their own subplot that was resolved throughout the story in different ways. If you are looking for a sweet summer romance with a little extra, The Sting of Summer is the book for you! Becca is seventeen and every summer she helps out with her families wedding and event planning business. It was kind of interesting to get a birds eye view of a small homerun business from the “inside”.  We saw some of the difficulties and stresses that running a… Read more »

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