Monday, November 20, 2017

Musing Mondays & Manga Monda

Musing Mondays 
Created & Hosted by The Purple Booker 
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

This week's question: 

Do you like or dislike series books?

My Answer:
I love a series because most of the time I'm not ready to say goodbye just yet. I am a sucker for a Happy Ever After but I always would love more books. My biggest issues are just finding more time to read which has been a problem so I'm behind in a lot of series right now. However, given the choice, I will always choose a series over a standalone. 

Manga Monday
Created by Alison Can Read
I don't see it as a current weekly on her blog but she does have a great list of manga's that she's read or reading. Be sure to check her out. 

I'm not sure what Manga to read I haven't found anything that screams read me. I'm going to give this comic a try. Hoping that will be what I need to pull me out of my funk. 

Going to check out the Harley Quinn Comic 

I'm always looking for suggestions too. 
Anyone else reading a Manga this week? 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Book Date to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

I'm not thinking about my goal as I'm so far behind and only have about 45 days to catch up. So unless I read a ton of novella's, manga and comics I might not hit it....but you never know. 

I've been in this awful reading funk the last few months and hoping a little mood reading will be just what I need. 

Read last week 

Paper Princess by Erin Watt ~ Still need to write a review. 

Currently Reading

I had to jump right into Broken Prince because I enjoyed Paper Princess so much. 

Rest of the week 
I'm hoping to finish The Royals series as I can't put them down. 

What's on your reading list this week? 

Release Blitz: Unexpected Arrivals

Title: Unexpected Arrivals
Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Coming of Age/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017

It had to be a joke.

Any minute now, a van would drive up and Ashton Kutcher would slide the door open, laughing hysterically at my melodramatic performance on the front porch.

But nothing happened.

The words on the page jumbled into a toxic mess my brain refused to comprehend, much less accept.

Please consider this letter as a formal request to arrange a paternity test (DNA).

I barely remembered Chelsea Airy.

That wasn’t true—we’d gone out once, and we’d been friends for a while after. But I hadn’t heard so much as a peep from her since I’d gotten married. I’d reached out a handful of times, but she’d quit responding and fell off the face of the earth. There hadn’t been a text, an email, a phone call, not even a Facebook message, much less a stork in the last five years.

My wife could forgive a lot, but she’d never wanted children—much less another woman’s.

Purchase Links
Free in Kindle Unlimited

Author Bio

Stephie Walls is a literary whore - she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has six novels out, four short stories, and two collections; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world.

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Release Blitz: Mr. Control

Title: Mr. Control
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017


She’s the one woman I should stay away from, but I can’t help myself...

They say being a billionaire has its perks, but I hardly notice. After being widowed, my beautiful little girl is the most important thing to me. Esme hasn’t spoken to anyone but me since her mother’s death. When she goes missing, I’m thisclose to losing it.

When Esme turns up safe and sound with a cute waitress, I’m ready to give the lady a reward and be on our way, but then Esme speaks to her. It’s simple, a mere “thank you”, but I know I can’t let the waitress get away.

Melanie is nothing like the woman who throw themselves at me. Her big brown eyes take my breath away from the minute I lay eyes on her. She fills out her pink waitress uniform with curves I can’t wait to get my hands on. I can’t get her out of my head.

Melanie’s bringing my little girl out of her shell, which means she’s strictly off limits. But having her under my roof and close enough to touch is too much of a temptation. My legendary control is beginning to slip and I don’t know how much longer I can resist breaking every rule I have.

Mr. Control is a HOT romance with heart that will tug at your heartstrings, melt your panties, and leave you begging for more. HEA included! This single dad romance is approximately 62,000 words!

Purchase Links
99c for a limited time
Free in Kindle Unlimited

Author Bio
Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.

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Release Blitz: Hushed Torment

Title: Hushed Torment
Series: Iron Fury MC #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017

One accident changed my life.
One single second changed everything for me.
In one terrifying moment, everything I knew was gone.
Music is the only thing that keeps me holding on.
When the opportunity arises for me to tour with country music star, Scarlett Belle, I take it.
An escape.
A chance. 
Only it isn’t enough to lift the shadows of my past.
And when I meet him, dangerous and different, I can’t turn away.
He is forbidden to me.
The President of a Motorcycle Club.
A man who could bring noise back into my soundless world.
But the shadows of my past haunt me.
They linger like a dark nightmare, reminding me that we can never be.
Because my sins are far too heavy.
And my mind far too broken.
Music is the only escape I can allow into my life.
The only one that I will let seep through my hungry veins.
But he’s always there.
And he’s persistent.
But if he knew what I kept behind closed doors…no.
I must continue my life just the way it is.
Without him.
Breathing in my nightmare.
Living in my Hushed Torment.

Purchase Links
Available at other retailers soon

Also Available

99c for a VERY limited time!

Author Bio
Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Cover Reveal: Timber

Title: Timber
Author: Remy Blake
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Sybil Wilson, PopKitty
 Release Date: December 15, 2017


All I wanted was some no-strings attached sex, where small talk wasn’t necessary. There'd be no reminders of laundry that needed to be done and my endless list of responsibilities could be forgotten.

Signing up for the Timber dating app was my answer. No wining or dining; just sex. Those were my rules. I never imagined I'd meet champion lumberjack Magnus Andersen, or that he'd be interested in me.

We're from two different worlds. He lives a life of luxury, while I'm barely making ends meet. He’s prime rib and I’m mac and cheese.

But the more I get to know him the less those differences seem to matter. He thinks this could work and I just might be crazy enough to believe him.

Author Bio

Remy Blake is the bestselling male and female author duo, Jacob Chance and Marley Valentine, who paired up to have some fun writing steamy, short reads, with insta love/lust and a guaranteed HEA.

You can expect double the debauchery in every novella they write.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Binge Watchers

Binge Watchers 

Do you spend hours in front of the TV, maybe days? Did you ever want to chat with other Binge Watchers or ask people for suggestions or maybe just review the season you watched. Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and Because Reading had the perfect idea, why not get all of us binge watchers together!!!

I have a slight TV addiction it's great background noise. 

I seem to always be off on the week that this one seems to roll around. 
I just finished the most recent season of Heartland on Netflix. 

Now I'm between shows as I try to binge watch one at a time. I'm watching Stranger Things season 2 with my husband but he's been super busy the last couple of weeks and I'm forced to wait. 

I don't know if I will be starting another series right away. I do have a lot of Christmas movies to watch over the next month and half. I have a feeling lifetime will be my new favorite channel for the next month at least. 

I'm always open to new suggestions 

Book Photo Sundays

Book Photo Sundays 
Created by Rabbit Ears Book Blog 

Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!

I'm a huge Instagram addict so I love this weekly

I've been on a Instagram funk recently so it's been super neglected. However, I'm hoping to get back into the groove over the next few weeks. 
I've been lacking in the crafty aspect and decided it was time to make a new bookmark or bracelet whichever happens first. I just finished Paper Princess and loved it. I can't wait to dive into the next one. I also pulled one of my classic paperbacks off the shelf that I was craving. I just haven't gotten to it yet. 

What are you reading? 

Feel free to join in!

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! 
It's been ages since I've written a Sunday Post. I love this weekly but I've been super book burned out and blogging has taken a little of a back burner. I've finally found my way out of this book slump and hope to get back into the groove. I love blogging and reading but maybe I needed a little break which is just what I had. 

So this week I've been making goals for the last month and half. What I can cut off my to do list. What I need to move to next year. What my goals are going to be. What changes I want to make on my blog for the next year. 

Reading has been off so I'm far from my 250 that I'm going to have to drop it down to 150 in hopes I can get there before the end of the year. That's still finishing 55 books before the end of the year. I've not read any manga or comics so maybe that will help. I'm hopeful that it will help my funk. I'm going to work on more mood reading and starting to DNF more because I've noticed that's why I've had some of my book funks. 

The weather has been gradually getting colder but we are in Northern California so it's not super cold a light jacket is all I need. We've had a little rain but not as much as I would like. I love reading by the window when it rains and hope we will have a lot more over the next few months. Thankfully we won't have any snow because I don't miss it. 

Read this past week 

Paper Princess by Erin Watt - Love it so much. Need to write my review. 

Posts you may have missed at TRD since my last update. 

Crafty projects & Baking/cooking & Gardening. 

I've not been very crafty or cooking over the last few months. However, the kids are out of school and I have a long list of stuff to bake and cook this week. Plus lots of crafty projects to finish. I've got lots of cookies to make over the next few weeks. 

Quote/ fun stuff
I love this it fits me so well. I'm not as big of tea drinker but I do love a hot cup of tea. 

Around the Blogosphere

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None this week. I've been struggling with my goals and hope to just go with it the rest of the year. 

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

A little bookish and crafty love. 

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.