Year: 2016

Jan 12
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Forbidden by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor @ForeverRomance

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Forbidden by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor @ForeverRomance

Forbidden is the first in a new, new adult serial romance. Set at Cambridge university, I was first drawn to this series, before I even knew the name of the series. I am normally not one for future brother/stepsister trope books, but the main character completely won me over. So when I realized the series was called Her British Stepbrother, I was already knee deep in the story and totally engrossed. No way was I backing out. And boy am I ever glad that I didn’t. I really enjoyed this story, and cannot wait to continue on with the serial. Forbidden, and I am presuming the entire series, is told in dual narrative between our two main characters, Kat and Tristan. Kat stole the show for me. I loved her personality. Forbidden is a decadent story, but through it all Kat shone through. Even though this was completely out of her normal persona, Author Lauren Smith did an excellent job placing Kat in this new situation and both making her… Read more »

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Jan 11
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski @2000_words @entangledpub

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski @2000_words @entangledpub

The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski is a really cute young adult standalone that will take you by surprise. When I first started reading, I thought this was going to be a catfish type story. (You know, that show on MTV where people “meet” people online, that end up not being who they said they were. Shocker…) But it totally is not that kind of story at all. I loved the way Jodie Andrefski morphed The Girlfriend Request multiple times. She blew my preconceived notions out of the water. And she kept me on my toes. More than once, I thought I knew what was going to happen next only to be wrong. Almost every time! That made reading this story a whole lotta fun. The Girlfriend Request centers on the theme of Friends-to-more. It is the story of Emma and Eli. Emma has a had a crush on her best friend Eli for as long as she can remember, and she has a plan (though totally convoluted!) that she… Read more »

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Jan 08
{Review} Grave Attraction by @Lori_Sjoberg @lyricalpress

{Review} Grave Attraction by @Lori_Sjoberg @lyricalpress

Grave Attraction is the fourth book in the Grave series by Lori Sjoberg. The Grave series is an adult paranormal romance series, and this is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading. I find the idea of reapers fascinating, and if you have read many of my other paranormal and urban fantasy reviews, you know that I love it when lots of magical creatures come out to play together in one world. And that is exactly what is going on in Grave Attraction. Witches, and shifters and reapers…oh my! (sorry, I couldn’t help it.) In Grave Attraction we meet Adam, a new reaper and Marlena, a shifter. Adam rescues Marlena from a serial killer that is more than he appears to be. The rest of the story spirals from there as the group of reapers team up with some witches to solve two sub mysteries. I loved the mix of paranormal creatures and I love the side story line that Marlena introduced for how she is… Read more »

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Jan 07
{Giveaway} YA Faeries & #Fantasy #Giveaway Hop!

{Giveaway} YA Faeries & #Fantasy #Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the YA Faeries and Fantasy giveaway hop! This giveaway is international!  For this giveaway, I have hand picked some excellent Fae and Fantasy books and the winner will get to choose either 2 of the books in the photo below, or they can choose my ebook pick of Cage of Deceit. (seriously, it is SO FREAKIN’ GOOD!) or The dreamer. But if you don’t want any of those books, you can choose any ebook you would like (up to $5). The ebook will be purchased through amazon. The top pick winner is an easy one for me: Cage of Deceit was so freaking good. I have been recommending it to everyone that I can! It is a young adult fantasy and it just gives me shivers it is so good. If the winner is international, they can pick an ebook of my top pick- Cage of Deceit, or the dreamer (or any ebook up to $5) If the winner is US they can either choose… Read more »

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Jan 06
{Guest Post+Review+Giveaway} Crimson Cove by @EdenButler_

{Guest Post+Review+Giveaway} Crimson Cove by @EdenButler_

The Myth of Writer’s Block By Eden Butler Last weekend George R.R. Martin announced to his LiveJournal followers that he’d missed both his Halloween and end of the year deadlines for Winds of Winter, the latest installment of his Song of Ice and Fire series. He said, in part, that the sixth season of the HBO television show based on the books may or may not spoil WoW. Then he eluded to the fact that he had been “blocked” from writing and as a result revised and rewrote much of his manuscript. This announcement unleashed a massive response from unhappy readers, particularly those who’d anticipated the latest in what has admittedly been a slow-to-update series, but one that has absolutely been worth the wait. To those upset over the announcement, I quote Neil Gaiman on a post he made a few years back: People are not machines. Writers and artists aren’t machines […] For me, I would rather read a good book, from a contented author. I don’t really care what… Read more »

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Jan 05
{ARC Review} Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

{ARC Review} Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Firsts is a standalone upper young adult novel by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn. Firsts was a lot edgier of a story than I was initially expecting. The main character made me cringe more than once. I mean she is kind of a train wreck, but not once- not even at any one point- did I not enjoy myself with Firsts. I really, really liked this book. I know it won’t be for everyone, but there is just something about Mercedes that got to me. Even when she wasn’t a good friend…at all…I still couldn’t give up on her. And I am so glad that I didn’t. Even Mercedes deserves a happy ending and I loved the way Laurie Elizabeth Flynn wrapped everything up. Firsts was a fun and, strangely enough, satisfying read. Once I started reading Firsts, I didn’t really know what to expect. It is about this super smart girls (she has her sights set on MIT) who is quiet and unassuming. And heck, she even does “good deeds” for… Read more »

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Jan 04
{Review} Touch by Natalia Jaster

{Review} Touch by Natalia Jaster

Touch by Natalia Jaster is a standalone young adult novel which features a different take on Eros. In touch, Eros is a girl and is a class of goddesses called the archers. Here all of the emotions have a representative god or goddess and they all wield arrows to help maintain the balance of their emotion in the world. In Touch, Eros is sent to balance out the love in a small town. I liked the idea that other gods and goddesses also used arrows to maintain order, and the arrows themselves were more complicated than I have seen in other stories. It added an interesting element to the story of cupid. Love is such a lonely girl. (or I should say Goddess) she is unable to touch any human, and she longs for that kind of contact and companionship more than anything. I loved, loved loved that the human that grabs her attention is one that is so overlooked by his peers. He has a leg injury and is… Read more »

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Jan 01
{Giveaway} Snowed In? So Read #Giveaway Hop

{Giveaway} Snowed In? So Read #Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Snowed In? So Read giveaway hop! This giveaway is international! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  Posting will resume its’ regular 1 time a day schedule now that I am back from vacation. I still can’t believe that it is already 2016! 2015 was a great year for me (look for my wrap up – and another giveaway- later this week) and 2016 is going to be even better. I have so many fun things planned, and something completely new, so stay tuned for some awesome awesome giveaways, events and posts. For this giveaway, there will be 3 winners! (two of the winners are international and 1 is US only) First up, one winner will get a book of their choice from amazon (up to $10) Second winner will get a copy of Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac I really loved this book. It is hilariously awesome. (Check out my review here) If the winner is US they can pick a paperback… Read more »

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