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Aug 25
{ARC Review} The Midnight Queen by by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

{ARC Review} The Midnight Queen by by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

The Midnight Queen has many different feels to it. It is like a historical and a fantasy all rolled into one. The world felt very realistic with a current of magic running throughout. It is a setting that I really take to. I love imagining our world (or historical London) as a magical place with wizards and spells and intrigue around every corner. The story follows Grey, who is studying to hone his magic and the young Sophie. Sophie is age appropriate for young adult books, but the language and writing style of this book is much more on an adult level. I don’t mean profanity, I mean the actual language. It is more dense and flowery. It takes a while to get used to the way the book is written and the meandering slow pace at which the story unfolds but both the language and the pacing felt very fitting for the time period and the overall atmosphere of the book. Grey and Sophie are both very likable, and… Read more »

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Aug 22
{Review} Pretty Instinct by S.E. Hall

{Review} Pretty Instinct by S.E. Hall

I hate writing negative reviews. Especially about books that I get for review. I screen my books so carefully, but there are bound to be at least a few books that I thought I would really enjoy that just end up not working out. And Pretty Instinct was one of those books. I love new adult contemporary, but this one just wasn’t for me. Now I do have to say, I am in the extreme minority here! There are almost 1,500 ratings and almost 300 reviews on goodreads! And almost all of them are 5 star! Throw in a small amount of DNFs and an even smaller amount of bad ratings from people that finished the book, and I am left thinking if maybe this time I got it wrong? But even though I wanted to DNF this book a few times (ok more than a few time) I didn’t, I stuck it out and read the whole thing. And I still didn’t connect with the book. The characters were… 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 11
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Deadly Errors by Allen Wyler

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Deadly Errors by Allen Wyler

November, three months later, Seattle, Washington Trauma Room Three, Maynard Medical Center Emergency Department                 “Is this how you found him?” Robin Beck, the doctor on call, asked the paramedic as she quickly ran the back of her fingers over Tyrell Washington’s skin. Warm, dry. No fever, no clamminess. Black male. Age estimated in the mid-sixties. Half open eyes going no where. Findings that immediately funneled the diagnosis into the neurologic bin. “Exactly as is. Unresponsive, pupils mid position and roving, normal sinus rhythm. Vital signs within normal limits. They’re charted on the intake sheet.” Breathing hard, the paramedic pulled the white plastic fracture board from under the patient, unofficially consummating the transfer of medical responsibility from Medic One to Maynard Medical Center’s Emergency Department. “History?” Beck glanced at the heart monitor as that the nurse pasted the last pad to the man’s chest. Heart rate a bit too fast. Was his coma cardiac in origin? A respiratory therapist poked his head through the… Read more »

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Jul 14
{Review+Giveaway} Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles @cindymilesbooks

{Review+Giveaway} Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles @cindymilesbooks

I loved Stupid Girl so much. This book made me feel all the feelings. I stayed up until 4 am reading Stupid Girl and I don’t regret one second of it. This book will make you smile, it will make you root for Olivia and Brax, it will make you want to hit Brax, it will make you cry. Stupid Girl is one of the best books that I have read in a while. It is told mainly from Olivia’s point of views, with just a couple of chapters scattered in there from Brax. I liked this technique because it made it mainly Olivia’s story, but I love Brax so much so I was longing from his point of view when his chapters were far and few in between. Mostly because he is just so mysterious, I had to know where he stood. The story starts a year in the past, with a traumatic event in Olivia’s life. Immediately after, we fast forward to present day, when Olivia is about… Read more »

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Jul 04
{#Review} The Blonde by Anna Godbersen @brightyoungluxe @WeinsteinBooks

{#Review} The Blonde by Anna Godbersen @brightyoungluxe @WeinsteinBooks

The Blonde is Anna Godbersen’s first adult novel. And boy oh boy did she start off with a bang! (ha ha) The Blonde is the fictionalized historical telling of Marilyn Monroe. Going off the premise…what is Marilyn Monroe was a spy. Does that sound cool? Well it really was. There is tons of classic Marilyn woven into these pages. Lot’s of sexy, flirty Marilyn, and under it all- a very lonely woman. The story starts with a flashback to her childhood and from then on it flashes forward to the height of her fame. The chapters are each labeled with the location, month and year. It was a nice progression for the story. Sometimes there were multiple chapters per month and sometimes only a few. This part of the summary actually says it all about the blonde: “Part biography, part spy thriller, and part love story, THE BLONDE is a whip-smart re-imagining of the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy that draws on historical events to create a… Read more »

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Jun 26
{Author Top 10+Giveaway} Prime Deception by Carys Jones

{Author Top 10+Giveaway} Prime Deception by Carys Jones

    My Top Ten Nibbles By Carys Jones, author of Prime Deception and Sunkissed If you happen to follow me on Twitter (@tiny_dancer85) you’d know that I mostly tweet about two things; my dog and food. I’m a bit of a piglet when it comes to food so for today for my 10s list I thought I’d share with you my Top Ten Nibbles! Any excuse to talk about food, right? Whenever I finish writing for the day my reward is always something sweet! I’m very much a grazer and nibble throughout the day but don’t really eat big meals. So here are the ten treats which I’m happiest to nibble on! Jelly Babies I LOVE jelly babies! But only the Bassett brand ones and then only the red and orange flavours. When it comes to sweets I only ever eat the reds and oranges, sometimes a purple. Cake Any form of cake is good. I particularly like cupcakes. One of my favourite things to do is to curl… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review+Giveaway} Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris

{Review+Giveaway} Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris

Welcome to my stop on the Road to Somewhere blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the stops on the tour Title: Road to Somewhere Authors: Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication: March 11th, 2014 by Bloomsbury Spark Source: eARC from Publisher (via NetGalley) Summary: New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood. A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. What could be better? For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn’t just a vacation, it’s life changing. While her parents think she’s helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn’t quite the summer of fun she imagined. Add in a detour to her grandparents’ ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated,… Read more »

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Mar 27
{Review} Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne @AuthorAubrie

{Review} Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne @AuthorAubrie

Welcome to my stop on the Pan’s Conquest blog tour Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne ebook, 200 pages Published February 24th 2014 by Entangled: Covet Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance Source: ecopy from Publisher Summary: Syrinx pulled a fast one on Pan to escape his raging lust. The God of Chastity wasn’t about to break her vows and succumb to his temptations. Transported to the twenty-first century, she runs a florist shop – fulfilling her fake, mortal life. Until the breathtaking Parker Thomas hires her to decorate his grand estate for a gala. Five hundred roses? Easy enough. Except Parker makes her feel things she can’t ignore… As the God of Fertility, Pan is used to maidens flocking in droves to his pastures. So when Syrinx denies him, he’s determined to win the one that got away. He poses as a mortal to get close to her, but he doesn’t count on falling hard for his conquest – hard enough to make a life and stay. But Syrinx is falling in… Read more »

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Mar 21
{Review+Giveaway} Roanoke Vanishing by Auburn Seal

{Review+Giveaway} Roanoke Vanishing by Auburn Seal

Welcome to my stop on the Roanoke Vanishing blog tour Roanoke Vanishing by Auburn Seal Series: Vanishing Series #1 Paperback, 323 pages Published October 31st 2013 Genres: Adult/ New Adult Historical Source: ecopy from Author Summary: What if the only thing standing between you and certain death was the spirit of someone long dead? Avery Lane, a plucky grad student, is determined to discover the fate of the colonists from sixteenth century Roanoke. Nearly one-hundred twenty souls vanished without a trace in August 1597 and their demise has remained a mystery to world’s historical experts. Aided by a ghost from that time, Avery is certain that she is closer than ever to the truth, but soon discovers that some people will stop at nothing to keep the secret buried. Can Avery find the answers she seeks before it’s too late? I am so fascinated by all things history, and Roanoke is a special area of fascination for me. I found myself stepping into Avery’s shoes and living through her in… Read more »

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