Monday, May 30, 2016

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.

It was a crazy busy week so not a lot of reading. 
School is almost out so the kids will be busy with fun so lots of reading plans this summer. 

Currently at 93 out of 250 not as many as I would like but it's a start. 

Last week

Reviews

Jewelry Review - The Ettika "Still Surprise You in Turquoise 
Book Review: Surrounded by Woods 
Book Review: Surrounded by Death
Book Review: Muerte en Las Vegas 
A few more based on my mood.
Beast Charming by Jenniffer Wardell - Goodreads
Wonderfully Wicked by C.J. Burright - Goodreads
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas - Goodreads

What are you planning on reading this week? 

Book Blitz: Terrapin



Terrapin

A.C. Troyer
(Nordic Airre, #1)
Publication date: May 30th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Eighteen-year-old Charlotte (Jinx), fights her past to chase her dream of becoming an Elite Nordic Airre pilot, yet her rebellious attitude hinders her hard-earned lead status. Overcoming a string of life-altering events and the unwanted advances of Ghost Allen, a smooth talking pilot, is one thing, evading death at the hands of two comrades is another.
When Jinx comes face-to-face with an unlikely ally, she is forced to trust him in order to escape the clutches of those who want to silence her. Can a once broken girl transform her past into an iron will, or will she ultimately crumble under the destruction?
EXCERPT:
“Hold still,” he said.
I froze. My thoughts instantly drew a large coiling snake at my feet, but then a gentle wipe of his thumb swept across my cheek. I jerked away in response. “What are you doing?” I covered his path with my hand, as if the man-germs burned me.
“Hold still. You made it worse. And don’t look at me like I’m your favorite dessert, it’s not helping the situation any.”
There was a tease in his tone. “What situation?” I asked. “And I’m not. Trust me.” I displayed the most repulsed expression I could. The hem of his shirt pulled up over his crossed arms and cleared his head. “Whoa.” My palms few up. “You’re reading the signs all wrong. Put your shirt back on,” I pleaded to him. My eyes widened, soaking up the definition of his stomach. Holy abs.
“You like what you see?” He laughed, waggling his eyebrows.
I gained my composure and mocked a laugh. “I was just thinking you’re almost as toned as I am. Close, but not quite there yet, big guy,” I said, patting his stomach.
His closed lipped dimpled smile awakened something inside of me. The same smile I saw the morning on Senders Rock, the one that sent tingles through my body. I wanted to pull my eyes away. But he was beautiful.


Author Bio:
A.C. grew up climbing trees and spying on her siblings. When not writing, A.C. can be found cheering on her favorite girls at a softball field or sitting in her car reading at practices and eating her hidden stash of chocolate. She enjoys family time, traveling, random road trips, watching movies, decorating, and trying new cocktails. She lives in the mitten state with her husband, two daughters, and their furbabies. Terrapin is her first novel.
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Cover Reveal: Under A Million Stars



Under A Million Stars 
Rita Branches
Publication date: August 8th 2016 
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?
Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.
Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.
Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.
Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.
Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?

Author Bio:
Rita Branches is an independent YA (young adult) author who enjoys spending every free moment (when she´s not reading) writing emotional stories. Visit: http://ritabranches.wordpress.com/


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

COYER Sign up!

COYER
Sign up post (here

Summer Coyer is just around the corner. It's a great group of bloggers encouraging each other to read.

Starts 
June 18th to Sept 2nd

Rules
Read Any books you want
Review & Link Up

Goals 
Read at least 40 books for the challenge is my only goal 

This is a great challenge with no pressure with a bunch of friendly people. I highly recommend you join!!!

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. 

Still a little of a funk but I'm hoping to pull myself out of it this week. Summer is just around the corner so lots of reading time. 

Posts this past week you may have missed at TRD

Reviews
Jewelry Review - The Ettika "Still Surprise You in Turquoise 
Book Review: Surrounded by Woods 
Book Review: Surrounded by Death
Book Review: Muerte en Las Vegas 

New Books
For review
The Other Side of Someday by T.K. Leigh from the author for review
The Lake House by Kate Morton from the Publisher Simon Schuster 

Purchased


Plus a whole bunch of kindle freebies. I just can't help myself. 

Crafty projects & Baking
Added some rows on my temperature blanket as well as poured some resin. 
Made some homemade Marshmallows and an experimental attempt at beach dirt cups for the end of school for my kindergartner. 

Around the Blogophere
Blog Tour Review: Withering Rose @ The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange my bookish twin. 
I signed up to take part in the Summertime Blog & Reader Challenge 

This coming week @ TRD

I've got some fun posts and reviews.

I'm still an instagram addict you should check it out lots of fun!!!!

Find me (Here) I working on 8K followers 

I hope everyone has a great week. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves
Stacking The Shelves May 28th 2016
Stacking the Shelves is a meme by Tynga Reviews that let's bloggers share their new books and swag, whether they are physical or virtual. I'll include books I've been sent, emailed, purchased, won and for reviews. 

What did you get this week?

Cover Reveal: Mythical

Mythical (Mystical #2)
Genre: YA/NA Urban Fantasy
Limitless Publishing


Summary:

When you’re a witch in a kingdom of Elves, there’s bound to be conflict…
Eliza Rose finds herself in a world full of Elves—the very creatures she is sworn to kill. To make matters worse, she is forced to slay her own mother. But one question remains. Why was her mother in such a horrid place to begin with?
Eliza and Donovan cannot face the dangers of Ellevil alone…
When the Elf, Christian, meets Eliza for the first time, he knows he must have her. As a master of manipulation, he will do anything he can to get his way.
Donovan has left his old gang life behind. In his journeys with Eliza, he has seen her talents as an assassin bloom. He wants what is best for her, and he is certain that Christian is anything but.
In a land of pure beings called Mystics, not all of them are what they seem…
When Eliza falls in love with Christian, only Donovan knows the Elf can’t be trusted. Christian manipulates the myth within her to come forth, and Eliza’s hidden power is unleashed, bringing her true nature to light.
Answers might be found in the fairy and mermaid kingdoms…
To discover why Eliza’s mother was in Ellevil, Eliza and Christian must embark on a journey to the fairy and mermaid kingdoms. As challenges continue to unfold, Eliza is forced to choose between her hidden power and the witch she truly is.
Eliza Rose must unlock her hidden power in order to survive, but time is running out. Corruption may overcome her—the same way it consumed her mother.

In a race against time, Eliza Rose must discover her true power, or risk becoming corrupted.

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Book One (click on image for Goodreads link):


About the Author
Michael Weekly is a professional writer known for his ability to construct detailed, believable worlds and then to inject them with captivating stories and relatable characters. His big break came three years ago when he started writing on a site called Wattpad. Prior to that, he had written mainly as a hobby and as an exercise in relaxation and meditation, using writing as an escape out of the world and into his own mind.

Writing in the genres of Urban Fantasy, Dystopian YA, and NA, Michael is the author of Mystical, which has earned a ton of positive feedback. Mystical was picked up by Limitless Publishing in 2015, and since then, Michael has been working on additional entries to the series.

When he is not writing, Michael also enjoys playing video games such as League of Legends and World of Warcraft. He enjoys being a shopaholic and a professional foodie. He lives in Virginia with his imaginary fury companion CoCo, where the two live happily.





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Friday, May 27, 2016

Jewelry Review: The Ettika "Still Surprise You Choker in Turquoise"


The Ettika "Still Surprise You Choker in Turquoise"


Review
I received the Still Surprise You Choker in Turquoise and Gold in return for an honest review. This beautifully crafted choker is the perfect addition to anyone’s collections. The turquoise beads pair so well with the gold it’s just stunning. Perfect for a casual day running errands or a date out with your significant other or the girls. My little girl has claimed it as her own and I have to bribe her into giving it up. We both adore how beautiful the choker is and I might just have to pick up another one since she doesn’t want to share it. 

Find it @ www.saksfithavenue.com (Here
or at Ettika (Here)

Follow Friday

Follow Friday
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The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
Recently Feature & Follow has gotten a makeover now each week we will have a prompt to respond to. 

My email followers are low and I'm working on changing that. However you are welcome to follow in your preferred form.  If you want to follow via GFC just in case it goes away I ask you follow a second way, email, Linky, Bloglovin'. Thanks!!!!

This Week's Prompt:

GIVE A FUNNY BLURB TO A BOOK THAT WILL “TICKLE” THOSE WHO HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK YET.

Answer:
I picked this one because it's such a good one to share. 
Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake 
Add to (Goodreads)
This week was a little tough to explain why other than I just do. 
I can't wait to check your favorite genre and why you love it!