Sunday, December 17, 2017

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 love this photo it combines my love of Tea, books, pens, and my bullet journal. A perfect little example of who I am. Plus #Coyer has just started. 
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The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post
Hosted by:

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 so cold recently, but when the sun is out as long as it's not windy too it's nice out. However, with the wind, it's freezing. I can't complain as it's been in the upper 50's mid 60's so not that cold. 
It's been another whirlwind week. I have most of my shopping done, just a quick trip to Walmart for some last minute things and I'll be all done. At least I hope that I will be done. 
We are going to a big family Christmas Eve party and then my husband's dad and stepmom are going to spend Christmas day with us. Which is perfect food good company and football while the kids can keep busy with their toys. 

Read this past week 
Busy week not a lot of reading. I'm so ready for the new year when I can read all day long again. 
I've been reading the Succubus Bargain Series by L.L. Frost I might have one more before I'm current. I need to review them. I'm slightly hooked on the harem concept it's my new favorite. I can't seem to get enough of it. 

Posts you may have missed at TRD since my last update. 
New Books
Just a few trying to be good right before the holiday. 


eBooks
Queen Mecca by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve (I couldn't wait for this one, and I'm dying to see how it's all going to play out) 

Crafty projects & Baking/cooking & Gardening
I haven't been super crafty yet but I will be this week. I do have a bunch of baking this week. Lots of cookies to finish off my cookie plates for my husband to take to work. I'm making 5 cheesecakes before Christmas, 4 for Christmas Eve and 1 for one of the guys in the squadron. His favorite thing is just a vanilla cheesecake. 

Quote/ fun stuff
Anyone else do this? I still have several last in the series that I haven't read just so I can drag it out. However, 2018 I plan to be all about series catching up and finishing. 

Watching
Still working on my DVR full of Christmas movies. My husband is getting really tired of them but I told him just a few more days. I've almost watched them all at this point at least the ones I want to watch. 

Around the Blogosphere

#Coyer Winter Switch sign up has started. I've signed up, have you? Sign up (here


I've found a couple great lists of 2018 challenges. The only issue is I can't stop signing up for them. I feel the need to double check and make sure I didn't miss any. 
Check them out 
Reading Challenge Addicts 
Girl XOXO
Feed Your Fiction Addiction 

 Goals
Since I know finding reading time and blogging time is going to be limited over the next few weeks. I'm going to finish off my reading challenge for 2017. Finish off reviews, and get ready for 2018 

This coming week @ TRD
I need to catch up on reviews. 
Working on updating and revamping my blog yet again. 

Instagram 
My #Coyer Bullet Journal set up. Plus my big cup of tea and current read. 
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. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves 
Created by Tynga's Reviews
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly post that we share our newly added books and swag. 

I'm being good and not buying any physical books this week. I told my husband I would wait till after the holiday. However, I did need to pick up a few ebooks for coyer which starts today. 

Newly Added
Review
None 

Purchased
Physical books
None 

eBooks

Queen Mecca by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve (I couldn't wait for this one, and I'm dying to see how it's all going to play out) 

Plus a whole bunch of freebies

What did you add to you shelves this week? 

Cover Reveal: Origin



Origin 
Nora Ash
(Ancient Blood Prequel)
Publication date: December 30th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Love is a curse.

Three hundred years ago, Warin lost his humanity.
The night he met Thea was the night he lost his soul.

For more than two hundred years, Warin has roamed the wilds with only his blood brother Aleric for company, terrorizing villages and feeding on human life. Sating his dark hunger was all he ever cared for…
Until she crossed his path.
From the moment he meets his beautiful Thea, her emerald eyes and tender heart call to him like a siren’s song. But she is human, and unless Warin can uncover the truth of their connection, he’ll never be able to possess her the way he so desperately desires.
Enlisting the help of the Ancients of his kind always comes with a cost. Especially when Thea is revealed for what she really is: either a gift from the gods…
…or a curse on his bloodline.
Author Bio:
Nora Ash writes the sort of books that have your toes curling and your blood pulsing. Her stories are often dark and always thrilling, with lots of sexy bad boys and the women who spur their desires. When not typing away at a story, Nora paints, eats chocolate or go for hikes around the English countryside with her very own bad boy.
Sign up to get updated about new releases at: http://www.nora-ash.com/newsletter/

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Book Blitz: Nox



Nox
Randi Cooley Wilson
(The Royal Protector Academy #3)
Publication date: January 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal


Love has revived an ancient war
Jealousy has risen and torn lives apart
And one prophecy demands the ultimate sacrifice

What if rewriting your destiny means that you must sacrifice the one you love? Serena St. Michael has forsaken her future—for him. Tristan Gallagher has renounced the throne—for her. The Vergina Sun prophecy has been fulfilled, but at what cost? Their love has renewed an ancient war. With Serena gone, will Tristan save her in time? Or will the dark army of Diablo Fairies descend upon the Royal Protector Academy, destroying the London clan’s legacy and ending the existence of the gargoyle race forever?
Nox is the final novel in the Royal Protector Academy series. This dangerously exciting and darkly romantic conclusion will take your breath away. It can be read as a stand-alone trilogy or after the bestselling Revelation series. Intended for mature readers (18+) due to language, mild violence, and sexual situations.

The Royal Protector Academy novels are a serial trilogy meant to be read in order:
Vernal (Book #1)
Aequus (Book #2)
Nox (Book #3)

Author Bio:
Randi Cooley Wilson is the bestselling author of The Revelation Series, The Royal Protector Academy Novels, The Dark Soul Trilogy, and "Covetousness" a Havenwood Falls Novella. She resides in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.

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Cover Reveal: One Night



One Night
A.M. Salinger
(Night Series, #1)
Publication date: January 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance


One night was all I asked for. For him to show me how good it can be. — Gabe
One night was all I promised. To give him the best time of his life. — Cam

Gabe Anderson wants nothing more than to overcome the scars of his past. Moving to a new city halfway across the world is one thing. Walking into the most exclusive gay bar in town to hook up with a perfect stranger is a whole new ball game.
Cam Sorvino doesn’t do relationships. Period. Having buried his dark childhood behind him, he lives life to the fullest and likes his sex hot, dirty, and for one night only. Though Cam’s instincts tell him that Gabe isn’t the one-night kind of guy, he can’t stop himself from approaching him. When Cam discovers the true extent of Gabe’s harrowing secrets, he makes him an offer he cannot refuse: one night of mindless pleasure to help him overcome his phobia of intimacy.
But when morning comes, will Cam be able to let go of the one man who is able to stir new feelings inside his cold, dead heart?
If you like sweet, sexy men with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to win their hearts, then you’ll love this first novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger.
This is a MM romance with a HFN. Cam and Gabe’s HEA is coming mid 2018!
Sign-up to A.M. Salinger’s Reader Group for a special preview of One Night!
Author Bio:
Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling thriller author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2017, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.
Want to be the first to know about Ava’s new releases and get access to exclusive content, sneak previews, sales, and giveaways ? Then sign up to her Reader Group here: https://www.amsalinger.com/subscribe/

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Book Blitz: The Only One



The Only One
Necie Navone
(Brothers of Camelot, #1)
Publication date: December 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The first in the Brothers of Camelot Series: The Only One
Can a man whore whose motto is “One and Done” keep it in his pants long enough to win back the trust of his childhood sweetheart?
Drake, otherwise known as Fitz, was dealt a tragic hand from the beginning. Pain and rejection melted away when a little girl with huge brown eyes, strawberry blonde curls and an explosive personality, walked into his new home and his heart.
Inseparable as kids, she’s literally ripped from his arms when they’re teens. Convincing himself he’s unworthy of her, he closed himself off to all future relationships, refusing to open his heart to anyone else. If only she would come back to him.
Isabella, with her unique personality, is the polar opposite of her rich socialite mother, with a determination and drive to be more than just someone’s country club showpiece.
She returns to her childhood town to start her own business, and prove she doesn’t need her mother, or a man, to feel complete. Thanks to her first love, her father’s betrayal and a slew of bad relationships, she’s locked her heart away, hidden behind her smile and sweet disposition. She’s found peace in her memories of Drake, hoping he’ll finally contact her, or maybe she’ll find the nerve to contact him.
Can their long-lost love be rekindled or do they need a little help from their friends?
EXCERPT:
Just as I set the milk in the formerly empty fridge, Drake grabs me from behind, turning me to face him. There’s a twinkle in his eye as he lifts me into his arms. Spinning, he sets me on the huge island as if I weigh nothing at all.
Even as high as the counter is, he’s still just a tiny bit taller than me. At least we’re closer to eye level. Grabbing his tie, I pull him closer, getting lost for a moment in those forest green eyes, I’ve dreamt about being with him like this forever.
“And just what are you doing, putting me up here?”
“You have no idea what you do to me,” he growls. Yes, growls. “I want to taste you so much, Bella. Can’t wait to see you in my shirt, in my bed. Hold you in my arms.
“So many nights I’ve spent in that bed, alone, thinking of calling you, imagining hunting you down and dragging you back to me. But stupidly, I decided to wait, give you the chance to call me, to come back to me,” Drake confesses.
At a loss for words, I continue to gaze into his eyes. Drake leans forward and slides my hair over my shoulder. My breath hitches as he trails kisses from my shoulder, up my neck, to behind my ear.
Author Bio:

Her Motto in life:
You are as young as you believe you are,
so refuse to grow old.

Necie's a married, mother of five boys. She was born and raised in Nashville, TN. But she now calls Northern California home.

She has always dreamed of being a writer but thought that dream was impossible because she suffers from severe dyslexia.
But with her determination and the love and support of her friends, she is making her dream a reality.


She'd love for you to join her on this voyage.
To share with you, 'The Brothers of Camelot'.
They've been living in her head and her dreams for years, clambering to get out.

Let the journey begin...
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Cover Reveal: After The Storm

Today we have the gorgeous cover reveal for Katy Ames’ AFTER THE STORM! Check it out and be sure to preorder your copy today!
Title: After the Storm
Author: Katy Ames
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: Jan 18th!
About After the Storm:

Tristan Hurst is tired of running. He’s spent every day since he was 16 trying to escape the consequences of one inexplicable, horrible night. So when his cousin buys a Caribbean resort and offers him a job away from the family firm, Tristan jumps at the chance to leave behind his intolerable father and the life he barely lives.

Tessa Armstrong has a plan and moving to a tropical island isn’t part of it. But when she lands the position of head pastry chef at a luxury hotel, she can’t pass it up. A new country, a new kitchen. And a fresh start far away from the secrets that are becoming harder to ignore.

On an island where neither expected to end up, Tessa and Tristan discover something they’ve always wanted: a safe haven. And when friendship becomes something more, they think they’ve landed in paradise.

But there’s a storm coming, and the secrets they’ve worked so hard to escape aren’t far behind. And with them, a truth that has the power to wash away a love they never dreamed to find.

A standalone contemporary romance from the author of After the Island and After the Fall.

Catch Up on the Series!
Exclusive Excerpt:

Tessa covered her stack of crêpes with a kitchen towel then waved. “Hey. Looking for something?”

He turned towards her, hand still on his neck. His eyes hit her face.

They were wary, almost hesitant. But oh, so blue. Not deep and dark, but bright and icy. And watchful.

“Yes.” His voice came out scratchy. Unused.

“Okay…” She scanned the kitchen, checking to see if there was anything out of place. Or something that looked like it belonged to him.

Tessa was about to ask what he was looking for when he saw something behind her. He came forward and, without thought, she stepped out of his way. “Did you find what—” Tessa turned and stopped. She watched in horror as he stuck one long finger into the bowl of whipped cream.

Her cream. For her cake.

“Excuse me!” She yanked the bowl away and hugged it to her chest. And told herself not to stare when he casually pushed that finger into his mouth and sucked it clean, his eyes narrowing as he watched her hands flex.

“Give it back.”

Tessa turned, shielding it from him. “What the hell do you think you’re doing?”

Those black brows dropped, the line between them deepening. “Eating.”

“Not this, you’re not.” Tessa swallowed back a crazy laugh. This guy was nuts. Coming into her kitchen, taking her food. Sucking on his finger while looking at her like that.

With his attention on the whipped cream, the intruder took one step forward. Just one. And it practically had Tessa pinned to the counter. Her head fell almost all the way back as she watched, astonished, as he reached around her and dipped his finger—the same finger—back in, scooping up a huge dollop.

Tessa closed her eyes on a gasp. What the…!? She couldn’t believe he’d done it again. And she definitely couldn’t watch him lick it off.

“Stop,” she squeaked. Tessa glared at the black-haired giant and summoned all of the command she was used to wielding in a kitchen.

“That’s enough. You need to leave.” She looked pointedly at the door.

He didn’t pay any attention. Instead, he retrieved a drop of cream from the corner of his mouth with his tongue and propped his hip against the opposite counter. “You really should share.” He wasn’t looking at the bowl anymore. Those hypnotic eyes were on her.

Tessa wasn’t getting into a staring contest. Not with him, not on her first day. Not in her kitchen.

“You really should ask permission before taking things that don’t belong to you.”

“So I’ve been told,” he said, shoving both fists into the pockets of his dark jeans.

About Katy Ames:

Katy Ames has spent most of her life on the East Coast and hopes to spend more of it in the UK. In part, so she can indulge in her serious plaid obsession. There isn’t a teenage drama on the CW or a period British TV show she hasn’t binge-watched at least twice. And she can be persuaded to do most things with the promise of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, or a nap, not necessarily in that order. Katy is mom to a small human who has an obscene amount of energy and a blissful ability to ignore swear words, and wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family reside in Washington, D.C., a city she where never planned to live and loves so much she’d be happy to talk about for hours. Just ask.

Katy writes contemporary romances that feature heroes who are strong but not so silent, heroines who aren’t afraid to kick ass, and stories that get a little messy before they end happily ever after.

Connect with Katy:
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11th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge

11th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge 
Hosted by Nikki 
Sign up (here

This challenge is hosted on a facebook group this year. 

I'm going to do level Silver Age - 52 books during the year. I want to read more but I think this is a good starting spot. 

I'm hoping to get caught up on a few series that I'm currently working on as well as find a few new ones. 

List
Attack on Titan 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cover Love

I thought this would be a fun random post to share when I happen across a cover that captures my attention, as well as some of my favorite covers.
I love book covers and thought this would be a perfect way to share my love of them with others.
This is a random post so it could be multiple times a week or weeks in between it will be based on the book covers I encounter. 

I seem to have an addiction to book covers. I'm always picking books to read based on covers. I am not afraid to admit that most of the time I add books to my TBR list based on the covers. 

I picked a few new covers this week to share. The synopsis sounds amazing as well. 

This one has a great cover. I'm curious to dive in. 

Starlight by William Stacy  
Add it to (Goodreads)
Find it on (Amazon
When magic returns, evil stirs.

In the far north, a secret war between magic and technology threatens us all.

Tortured by an accident that killed her parents, university dropout Cassie drifts, failing life. But Cassie is about to receive a miraculous gift, one that will thrust her onto the front lines in the battle for humanity’s survival.

Alex is Special Forces. Highly trained and superbly motivated, now he’s been ordered to use those skills against the very people he’s sworn an oath to defend. Can he?

Maelhrandia is a dark elf princess, the first of her kind to strike out at the pestilence that is humanity. A master of magic, she is power and death personified—and she’s not alone.

In the primeval forests of northern British Columbia, Cassie and Alex will fight alongside a covert Special Forces unit battling mythical beasts with supernatural powers in an undeclared war they can’t afford to lose.
But will they recognize the true threat in time?

It’s Black Hawk Down meets the Lord of the Rings in this action-packed new series that fans say they just can’t stop reading.


Amazon best-selling author William Stacey is a former career army officer and author of The Vampire Queen Saga and Black Monastery, a 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist.

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