Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post
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The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer~ It's a chance to share new ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Happy Sunday Funday! 
My husband had the week off so we have been hanging out together. Super nerdy as we've been playing the xbox game Ark together. Thankfully he's headed back to work because I feel like I've spent way too much time on this game. At least it's a game I can walk away from and he has friends he can play with so we can get back to our routine. Sometimes it's nice to be super nerdy, and we had lots of trips out of the house to break up the gaming. The kids had a great time being super nerdy and playing with friends. I'm sad to say he has to head back to work but thankful that we can start our routine again. 

I didn't read as much as I would have liked on this mini staycation but I'm sure it will be easy to get back into the groove. I've got lots of great books to read before the end of the year and need to get on it. I still hope to hit my goal of 250 so lots of reading to get done. 

It was a nice quiet week perfect for the heat, and hopefully, this coming week won't be so hot. I need to start making cold brew coffee because I'm not feeling hot coffee when we are in triple digits. 

Read this past week 


Posts you may have missed at TRD this week or the prior week. 


New Books

Review
Binding Curse by T.F. Walsh recived for review from the author 

Busy week but added just a couple. 
eBooks

Plus a bunch of freebies. 

Crafty projects & Baking/cooking & Gardening. 

This week has so been so busy with other stuff that I've been slacking a bit in this aspect. 


Crafty 
I'm still working on my C2C blanket but it's looking like it will be a lap blanket for the sofa because I love the way it looks.  

Foodie 

It's been on a foodie kick this week. I made three cheesecakes. 
2 key lime and one mint chocolate 


I made my first batch of homemade pickles this week. So yummy! I can't wait to make more. I want to make spicy pickles next. I also made homemade chicken enchiladas.They are one of my favorite super easy meals. 


Garden
Nothing new but I'll take a picture of my grass this week. 

Bullet Journaling 
Totally slacked didn't use it last week so back to the drawing board. I love it but it's become forgotten during my husband's leave. 

Quote/ fun stuff



Random 
Around the Blogosphere
#Fitreaders check in @ The Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
Summer Reading List Coyer has started sign up (here

 Goals
Make 2 bags since I didn't get to sew this week. 
Finish this mermaid tail that never ends or more rows on my c2c
I'm shooting for 6 books this week. 
Working on revamping and updating my blog 

This coming week @ TRD
A bunch of reviews and a few fun posts. 

Instagram 
I'm still an Instagram addict you should check it out lots of fun!!!!
Find me (Here) I working on 9k followers

I hope everyone has a great week. 

Book Review: Pack Ebon Red

Title - Pack Ebon Red 
Author - C.M. Stunich
Series - The Seven Mates of Zara Wolf #1
Genre - Fantasy Romance Harem
Published - June 30th 2017
Format - Kindle eBook
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Synopsis

I am werewolf. 

And I have seven Alpha Males as my mates. 
All mine to kiss and hold and touch, seven handsome men for my bed. 
My boys represent the biggest packs in North America. 
But I am the Alpha Female and I rule them all. 

One day, the packs might force me to choose. 
But my heart, it won't allow it. Things could get…bloody if I have to fight for my boys. 
For now, three glittering dark courts threaten our existence with their glamorous cruelty: 
the vampires, the witches, and the fae. 

Werewolves are missing from all the packs, and my boys and I, we have to find them. 
Or find out who's killing them. 
Because I'm the mistress of my men, my packs, a girl known simply as White Wolf. 
I've promised to protect the men I love, the family and friends I cherish. 

And the White Wolf…always keeps her promises. 

Opening Teaser 

They were coming for me. 
I knew it; I could smell it. The metallic copper tang of blood came to me on the wind, like pennies and citrus, mixing with the ever present sweetness of pine. 

Review
Zara is the White Wolf next in line to lead the pack following in her mother's footsteps. It's time for her to go through the pairing process to choose a mate and she has lots of options 7 of them to be exact. Now that she's going to be the alpha she has to choose a mate but she has plenty of time to make the right choice. The choices are tough the man she loves, the one her mother wants her to choose, the one who lost an eye with a kiss, or any of the other dashingly handsome men. 

However, choosing a mate is the last thing she wants to be thinking about as her fellow pack members are going missing without explanation.With the help of her new mates, Zara sets out to find the missing werewolves finding that something more dark and sinister is unfolding around them. Pulled into the world of vampires by her best friends mom who's secretly transitioning into a vampire she learns that they may be the ones causing the trouble. However, meeting with the local witch coven proves that they aren't so innocent either which causes her to question the intentions of the fae. Will they be able to save the missing wolves or will it be too late? How will Zara choose just one of her men? 

I love Zara she's a loyal friend but also a strong leader when it comes to protecting those she loves. I have to admit I'm overwhelmed by all her potential mates each one brings something a little different to offer which makes me think that she will change the rules and keep them all. I also really like Nic he was her guard who turned into one of her 7 mates and he really get's Zara. 

I've been anxiously waiting to get my hands on Ebon Pack Red for months since I first glimpsed the stunning cover. I couldn't wait to dive right into Zara's story's story and learn about her mate pairing with 7 werewolves. I'm a huge fan of werewolf books and found the concept captivating with its own unique spin. The characters are easy to connect with I loved them all even the bad guys are the kind you enjoy disliking. This is my first book by the author and I loved her story tellings it was easy to get lost in Zara's story and I can't wait to read the next one and see what will happen. This book has it all romance, magic, mystery, good vs. evil and a harem of sexy werewolf men. Highly recommend checking out if you are fans of paranormal romance. I have a little bit of a book hang over, and I loved it so much. 

Release Blitz: Privileged




Title: Privileged
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: July 23, 2017

Blurb
In a world of wealth and power, the rules of love and war are nothing as they seem.

Nora Randolph never wanted a life of luxury. But when her mother falls in love with the heir to the British throne, their small-town lives are uprooted and every little girl’s fantasy becomes her reality. All too quickly, she learns the dangers of running in circles with the world’s elite, especially when she attracts the attention of Winston Academy’s resident golden boy.

Asher Frederick has known nothing but favor and fortune. The son of London’s most influential family, his future has been written in stone since infancy. But a tragic childhood loss redirects his course, and revenge has been boiling in his blood for years. When innocent and unaware Nora lands in his path, it’s as if the universe hands him the ammunition to finally drag his enemy through the mud.

But as his plan for vengeance gets more twisted, so do his feelings for Nora. And as her immersion into the upper crust dives deeper, she struggles to keep the secret she’s been guarding for eighteen years.

Heavy lies the crown, and when the ultimate betrayal blindsides her, will either of them survive the consequences that come crashing down on their heads?

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Author Bio
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

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Cover Reveal: Daydream




Title: Daydream
An Oath Keepers MC Standalone
Author: Sapphire Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: CT Cover Creations
Photograph: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Jonny James
Release Date: August 1, 2017

Blurb
Daydream, or was it more like a Nightmare?

He was a biker, a Nomad at that.
They're the worst type of outlaws to fall for.
He called me his daydream and I fell.

I promised I wouldn't f×ck him, but I lied and then left.
I had to, he didn't want kids and I was carrying his child.

Now, I have to go back and can't help but wonder...
will he kill me for keeping his son a secret?


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Author Bio

Sapphire Knight is the International Bestselling Author of Secrets, Exposed, Relinquish, Corrupted, Forsaken Control, Unwanted Sacrifices, Friction, Unexpected Forfeit, Russian Roulette, Princess and 1st Time Love.

The series are called Russkaya Mafiya, Oath Keepers MC, Ground and Pound, and Dirty Down South. Her books all reflect on what she loves to read herself.

Sapphire's a Texas girl who is crazy about football. She's always had a knack for writing, whether it is poems or stories.


She originally studied psychology and believes that it's added to her passion for writing. 

Sapphire is the proud mom of two boys and has been married for thirteen years. When she's not busy in her writing cave, she's playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to donate to help animals and watch a good action movie.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway: Dirty Little Secerts


DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS
by AJ Nuest
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Pub Date: 6/27/17


Revenge might be cold . . .
Xander Dade has a deep-seated regret, and the nomadic decade he’s spent doling out justice as a computer hacker hasn’t helped ease his conscience. Ever since Charlie McGovern was asked to leave the specialized revenge-for-hire business called Dirty Deeds, the curvy blonde bombshell has been stuck in his head. And now that the talented thief is being stalked by a dangerous enemy, Xander isn’t about to let her slip through his fingers—not when he’s so close to convincing her she belongs in his bed . . .

But desire is a dish best served hot
Caught in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, Charlie won’t be surrendering her secrets any time soon. Not even when long-lost friend, Xander Dade, shows up, packing a sexy agenda all his own. Her movements are being tracked, and accepting his help may put everyone she loves in danger. Things are getting too hot to handle, and selling her secrets to the highest bidder may end up costing more than her heart . . .


Multi-published, award-winning author and editor AJ Nuest resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children, and a bevy of spoiled pets. Her four-part serial fantasy romance, The Golden Key Chronicles, was recently named the RONE Time Travel Romance of 2015 by InD’tale Magazine, and her contemporary romantic comedy, She’s Got Dibs, won First Place in the Heartland Romance Author’s Show Me the Spark! Contest, 2013. For more please visit her at ajnuest.com.

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Cover Reveal: The Caged Trilogy



Run
H.G. Lynch 
Publication date: March 19th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult


Tilly is a witch…at least, she thinks she is. All she really knows is that she has powers she shouldn’t, and that the cruel women she escaped from – who definitely are witches – will stop at nothing to make her their
prisoner again because of those powers.

But Tilly has fallen in with a strange group – a pack of werewolves. The pack wants to protect her; none of them more so than Dominic, the alpha’s kind-hearted son. Tilly thinks she might be falling for him, but she can’t help being fascinated by his brooding, mysterious half-brother Spencer.
Caught between the two, Tilly isn’t sure anymore what she’s most scared of: the witches hunting her down, or her own heart betraying her.
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Fight
H.G. Lynch 
Publication date: March 19th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Tilly and Dominic are prisoners of the witches, and Spencer will do anything to rescue them, even as his dreaded wedding day gets nearer.
What he doesn't know, is there's a traitor in their midst, and she's determined to make him hers.
With her eighteenth birthday approaching, Tilly is in serious danger of becoming host to a demon, while Dominic suffers every time she leaves his side.
Time is running out for all of them, and the only way any of them will make it is if they fight.
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Howl
H.G. Lynch 
Publication date: July 19th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Having left the pack behind, Tilly and Spencer, along with Desmond and his boyfriend, must seek new territory and a new home. With Halloween fast approaching, the certainty that Arakael would return on the night that the veil between worlds is thinnest looms in all of their minds. Tilly struggles with her new lycanthropy, and discovers more about herself and her family than she ever wanted to know. With secrets being revealed and relationships tested, they're going to have to come together to survive their biggest battle yet.


Author Bio:

H.G. Lynch is a Paranormal Romance author from Scotland. She is an avid reader, and cat-lover. She spends most of her days writing, while wrestling her cat off her laptop. She loves horse-riding, Star Trek, and snow.
Her books are dark paranormal romances.



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Book Tour: Courting the Corporal


COURTING THE CORPORAL
by Heather McCorkle
Genre: Historical Romance 

Pub Date: 6/27/17




May the road rise up to meet you . . .

The Civil War has ended, but for Corporal Patrick “Rick” Fergusson the battle rages on. Still haunted by what he witnessed on the battlefield, the earnest Irishman is heading west, seeking only to be free of the past. His services are in high demand; wealthy East Coasters in need of escort clamor to join him on the journey. But one client, a beautiful lady named Cat, disturbs Rick’s newfound equilibrium.

High society widow Catriona O’Brian is anxious to get to California, even if it means traveling with the handsome corporal who seems to dislike her so. Cat no longer seeks marriage; she has pinned all her hopes on making it to the west coast and starting her own winery. Between the elements, wild animals, and hostile natives, however, everything seems to be conspiring against her. Time and again, Rick comes to her rescue. And soon, the independent lass discovers that her biggest obstacle may be the longing of her own traitorous heart . . .


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Excerpt 

Heather McCorkle is an award-winning author of paranormal, steampunk, and historical fiction. When she is not writing, editing, or designing book covers and websites, she can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, she enjoy the outdoors nearly as much as the worlds she creates on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though; connect to her instead on her blog and her many social networking sites. You can also find her the first Monday night of every month at 6:00 pm Pacific Time on the #WritersRoad chat on Twitter, which she co-created and moderates. Entertaining readers and uncovering stories and points of view that haven't been covered are two of her greatest passions. For more info please visit heathermccorkle.com.

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