Month: April 2016

Apr 15
{ARC Review} Dirty by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks @StMartinsPress

{ARC Review} Dirty by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks @StMartinsPress

Dirty is the first book in the Dive Bar by Kylie Scott. This series is an adult contemporary romance series. I think I am the only person in the world that has not read Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive Series. I have been meaning to check it out for a while, but when I saw that she was coming out with a new series, I jumped all over it! And I am really glad that I did. Not only did I love meeting Vaughan and Lydia, but I really liked being introduced to this world and the Dive Bar series because I think there are so many more great books to come with the other characters. This is a series that I know I will be continuing. The way that Lydia met Vaughan completely cracked me up. Let me paint the picture for you. She had just ran out of her wedding, in full wedding attire and she ran into the closest building to escape. Which happened to Vaughan’s house. Then… Read more »

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Apr 14
The One Trick Every Kindle Owner Must Know

The One Trick Every Kindle Owner Must Know

I love my kindle! Seriously, I take it with me everywhere, and I recently discovered the answer to the one thing that annoys me to no end about my kindle. I do not feel like I am exaggerating at all when I say this simple trick is kindle life changing! Especially for book bloggers. There is not much that I don’t love about my kindle. I could go on for days about why I think it is the best thing ever. But I really don’t like the way my kindle works with PDFs. They never load right. While I can email them to my kindle address no problem, when I go to read the book the font is crazy tiny! And you can’t adjust it like you can a mobi/prc version of the book. Take a look at how small the freakin’ font is. I mean, I have good eyesight but this would give even me a headache! You can Jump to the Trick by click here: Click Here to… Read more »

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Apr 13
{ARC Review+ Amazon Fire Giveaway} Emerge by @TobieEaston @Month9Books

{ARC Review+ Amazon Fire Giveaway} Emerge by @TobieEaston @Month9Books

Emerge is a young adult mermaid fantasy by Tobie Easton. It is the first in the Mer Chronicles series. I absolutely love the cover of Emerge. Seriously, it just does it for me. I love the  way the dress is the same color as the ocean. It has an ethereal feel to it. Sadly, and I really hate saying this, but the story did not quite live up to the beautiful cover for me. Don’t get me wrong, Emerge was still a good read. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. And it is hard for me to pin down exactly why. I liked the idea behind Emerge a lot. A Descendant of the little mermaid- umm yes please! And one of my favorite things about the story was also one of the things that caused me a great frustration. You are just dropped into this very imaginative and fanciful world that Tobie Easton created. And I loved that it kind of… Read more »

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Apr 12
{Review+Giveaway} My Perfect Mistake by @KellySiskind @ForeverRomance

{Review+Giveaway} My Perfect Mistake by @KellySiskind @ForeverRomance

My Perfect Mistake is the first book in the contemporary romance Over the Top series by Kelly Siskind. I have not had the chance to read any of Kelly’s other books, but I have to say My Perfect Mistake was a very fun read. I love a good vacation hook up turned more story. While the main characters were a bit more abrasive than I am typically used to, I can see a ton of people really really loving them. I liked them too. My Perfect Mistake is told in dual narrative between Shay and Kolton. Each one of them have their own reasons for why they are not looking for anything, but nonetheless it was hard to deny the other one when they came steamrolling into each others lives. Literally. Watching them bicker back and forth was pretty hilarious. I really liked their dynamic, even if both of them were a bit much for my tastes. A bit too mean, a bit to brash, just a bit too much…. Read more »

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Apr 11
{Giveaway} Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop (#win a box of books!) #AprilShowers

{Giveaway} Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop (#win a box of books!) #AprilShowers

Welcome to my stop on the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop! Hosted by http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com ——————————- Today I am giving away a box of books. I have over 35 young adult, new adult and adult books that the winner can chose from. The can either tell me 2-3 books that they would like and I will pick the rest (surprise) or they can have me surprise them with all my picks. Whatever they want! plus I also have some super special books not shown in the picture that will be added to the box as a special surprise ——————————- one winner will get a box of books from  from my giveaway pile below.(US only) Valued at $40+ dollars (US) To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win a box of books from my giveaway picture above. US only. I am sponsoring this giveaway, and will be shipping the prize. Prize valued at approximately $40 Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions… Read more »

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Apr 11
{ARC Review+Giveaway} No Love Allowed by @KateEvangelista @SwoonReads

{ARC Review+Giveaway} No Love Allowed by @KateEvangelista @SwoonReads

No Love Allowed is the first in a young adult contemporary romance series by Kate Evangelista. I have read a few of Kate’s books in the past, and I now know that when I pick up one of her books, it will be a fun and light-hearted romance. No Love Allowed was no different. I liked this story. It was not my favorite of Kate’s books by any means, and I did have a few annoyances with it, but it was a fun and quick romance. I bet you can tell where this story is going to go. As the title implies, the two main characters Caleb and Didi embark on a summer fake -nomance, with Caleb’s big number one rule flashing over everything- You are not allowed to fall in love with him. I liked Caleb, but I loved Didi. While she is a bit of a scatterbrain and she might get on my nerves if I had to keep up with her in real life, in the pages… Read more »

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Apr 11
{Audio Book Review+Giveaway} Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. @WhitGracia

{Audio Book Review+Giveaway} Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. @WhitGracia

I don’t listen to nearly enough audio books. I should listen to more. Most of my hold up is that 1) I will not love the narrator. (more on that later) and 2) that they will not read fast enough for me. I am a fast reader. And I have to say that both of my reservations were realized, but they were fixable. I never knew that with audible you can speed up the listening speed. That helped A LOT. The other reason is unavoidable, but it didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. My audio book takeaway is that I absolutely want to listen to more books. especially in the car. That is time well spent on long driving trips. Sincerely, Carter is the first in a new adult romance series by the same name by author Whitney G. I really, really loved the story. It was a best friends to lovers trope and that one always warms my heart and makes me smile. The book… Read more »

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Apr 08
{Review+Giveaway} Trial by Fire by Chris Cannon @entangledteen @ccannonauthor

{Review+Giveaway} Trial by Fire by Chris Cannon @entangledteen @ccannonauthor

Please Note: this review may contain spoilers for the first two books in the series. If you have not read those books yet, you can check out my reviews of them here: Book 1- Going Down in Flames Book 2- Bridges Burned Trial by Fire is the third book in the young adult paranormal series, Going Down in Flames. Like the previous two books in the series, this one picks up right where book 2, Bridges Burned leaves off, so be sure to read the previous books before starting this one. I liked Trial by Fire, but I think it is my least favorite installment of all the books so far. It is a close call, and to put this in perspective, I love this series so much, that even though this book is my least favorite so far, I still loved it! Bryn is back at school and dealing with a lot. In fact, all of the characters are. I felt for her, for Rhiannon, Garett and Valmont. (who,… Read more »

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Apr 07
{Review+Giveaway} Don’t Get Caught by @KurtDinan @SourcebooksFire

{Review+Giveaway} Don’t Get Caught by @KurtDinan @SourcebooksFire

Don’t Get Caught is a hilarious young adult book by Kurt Dinan. I am not exaggerating AT ALL when I say that my face was literally sore from all of the smiling and laughing I did while reading Don’t Get Caught. (I’m not sure what that says about my face muscles. Maybe I need to be smiling more to work them out. I do suffer from Resting B Face..but I digress.) The point I am trying to make is Don’t Get Caught is the most fun I have had reading a book in a long time. It is just screaming to get made into a movie. I would watch it over and over again. There are so many things that I just loved about Don’t Get Caught, but the main one is how I think this book will appeal to such a wide audience. I think readers old and young will laugh and love Max’s story, and I think both guys and girls are perfect target audiences for this tale…. Read more »

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Apr 07
{Review+Giveaway} The Wedding Date by Kelly Eadon @keauthor

{Review+Giveaway} The Wedding Date by Kelly Eadon @keauthor

The Wedding Date is an adult contemporary romance novel by Kelly Eadon. It is marked at adult, but I felt like the characters were right on the border between New adult age and adult age, so I think The Wedding Date would appeal to fans of both age groups. Can I tell you guys a secret? (that is probably not much of a secret…at all) I am sucker for a fake relationship book. I know, that is not surprising at all, but I just can’t get enough of them. They fit perfectly into the fun, light and romantic books I can’t seem to get enough of. And The Wedding Date was all of that and more. It was a really fun read. The Wedding Date is told in dual narrative between Kate and James. I really liked both of the characters. Neither one of them was dramatic at all, so it was very refreshing to see that there was none of the usual over dramatic “roadblocks” that the couple faced…. Read more »

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