Month: November 2014

Nov 09
{ #Review } Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh @WriteAsRain_ @BerkleyRomance

{ #Review } Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh @WriteAsRain_ @BerkleyRomance

I loved Caged in Winter so much. And I didn’t even realize until I was done with the book that the title involved both of the two main characters names, Cade and Winter. I knew Winter, sure but I thought the title was about the cage that Winter put up around herself to keep herself from a distance from everyone else. And now I feel silly that I completely missed Cade in it.  He was totally encased by Winter. He couldn’t escape her either. Caged in Winter is an emotional ride and I loved every single up and down. Cade and Winter are magical together. And Brighton Walsh did a fantastic job telling each of their stories. I haven’t met two young people so mature and so forced into becoming adults in a while. Their situations were so similar. The details were different, but the end result was the same. They were on their own forced to grow up and take care of themselves at a very young age. (and… Read more »

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Nov 08
{Update} I’m Being Featured on Book Blog Love Today!

{Update} I’m Being Featured on Book Blog Love Today!

Hi Guys! Today is a super exciting (and super busy day) for many  reasons! 1) I GOT A NEW JOB  (and my first apartment on my own) 2) I am moving today And 3) I am being featured today on Author Tellulah Darling’s blog!! _______________________ Let’s start with number 3. All November long, Tellulah is doing a feature called Book Blog Love November . Each day she is featuring a different book blog and I am on blog for today!  I was so honored and excited when she asked me. I have a fun interview up over on her blog. And each day you can meet a new blogger, and hopefully find some new blogs. I hope you will all check it out You can see the post HERE ________________________ As this post is going live, I am on my way to my new apartment to move. It will be a long and tiring day I am sure, but I am super excited. I have been really busy looking for a place… Read more »

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Nov 07
{ #Review +Giveaway} Game On by  @Collette_West

{ #Review +Giveaway} Game On by @Collette_West

Game On is the third book in the New Adult sports romance series, Night Games. The series each focuses on a different player on the baseball team, the New York Kings. I was already half in love with Jilly before I started Game On. I really liked him in Game Changer, and I was super excited that he was going to be getting his own book. And once I found out a bit more of his story, that he always seems to be the ones women are leaving- for who knows what reason, seriously, why??- I felt for him even more. He is such a sweetheart. He might not be the most expressive guy in the world, but he doesn’t play any games. He doesn’t hold any punches with the people that he cares about. It is so clear to see that Jilly is crazy about Hailey. She is the one that got away from high school. And while she drove me kind of batty at times, I liked how… Read more »

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Nov 06
{ #Review +Giveaway} Blood Entwines by Caroline Healy

{ #Review +Giveaway} Blood Entwines by Caroline Healy

I noticed a lot of reviews for Blood Entwines saying that the main character annoyed them and that they were bored or confused while reading, so I was a bit disheartened heading into the story. But the premise just sounded so interesting to me, so I was still optimistic to see how I felt about the book. I mean, a blood infusion that leaves the main character Kara feeling DIFFERENT after, not to mention a hot guy battling a demon within him. Literally. It just sounds so cool and different. Right? So I picked up the book and decided to plow in and hope that I fared better than some people did while reading. And at the very start of the book, I did see what some people meant. It was a little slow, and there was a lot of jumping around because many things were happening to different characters at the same time that it was a lot to get thrown at you. It was jarring at times, but this is… Read more »

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Nov 05
{Interview+Giveaway} Watched by CJ Lyons @SourcebooksFire

{Interview+Giveaway} Watched by CJ Lyons @SourcebooksFire

Describe Watched in a tweet (140 characters or less) CJ: Teens blackmailed by cyberpredator with no hope of fighting back–unless they fight together What are some of your favorite thrillers? CJ: Too many to count! But two of my favorites feature teens who become empowered through their struggles: John Hart’s Last Child and Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity. What kind of research did you do while writing Watched? CJ: The research for Watched was wide-flung, everything from what the steering wheel of a vintage Austin-Healy looked like and how the doors opened; to the psychology behind teen self-harm, agoraphobia, pedophilia, psychopathy, stalkers, and arson; methods of arsonists; how cyberpredators work (including reviewing actual case records and transcripts from federal agents I interviewed); and reviewing dozens of real life cases of teens victimized by cyberpredators and cappers. What is your favorite part about writing a thriller? What is the hardest for you? CJ: My favorite part is the ending—I often write the climax first. I love bringing all the loose threads… Read more »

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Nov 04
{ #Review } Bittersweet by Sunday James

{ #Review } Bittersweet by Sunday James

Bittersweet is a standalone New Adult contemporary Romance from Sunday James. It was an interesting read. At times I felt like there was too much going on for me to really start loving the story, but I did end up liking the overall flow of the storyline. It was a quick read that worked well as a standalone. I loved the small town setting. The writing was very atmospheric and rich with detail. The setting and the quaint feelings that the descriptions of the town of dogwood evoked were my favorite part of Bittersweet. Cathy was great. I liked how wonderful she was to her dad and brother, and I loved that she loved her town so much. Sure, she had plans to get out and go away to college, but her father’s health kept her in town and kept her helping out the family business. I liked Greg well enough, but Cathy was the real star of the book for me. I don’t know if I just related to… Read more »

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Nov 03
{ARC Review+Giveaway} #Nerd by Cambria Hebert @cambriahebert

{ARC Review+Giveaway} #Nerd by Cambria Hebert @cambriahebert

#Nerd is the first book in the #hastag Series, which is a new adult series that mostly focuses on the same couple! Do you even know how exciting that is? I don’t have to say goodbye to Rimmel and Romeo just yet. They have at least two more books about them. I love that. The books are told in dual narrative between Rimmel and Romeo. I love the name Rimmel, by the way. Romeo is the star football player, and Rimmel is a scholarship girl who seems to only study and volunteer at the animal shelter. She is forced to tutor him and he is forced to go to tutoring three days a week. Throw in a secret fraternity initiation challenge for Romeo where he has to use Rimmel in some way, and it looks like you have a typical new adult “bet” story. But I would implore you to look past that, because I normally find those books enjoyable, but  very predictable. #Nerd was not like that. It handles… Read more »

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