Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tell Me Tuesday & Tell me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Tuesday & Tell me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Tuesday

This is a weekly, bi-weekly depending on your reading style. 
Tell is what you are reading now, why and what you'll be reading from your tbr pile next and why you chose that book. 

I am currently reading  
A Tale of Red Riding Hood: Rise Of The Werewolf Huntress 
by Neo Edmund
I'm only about 20% in but I am planning on trying to finish it tonight while the hubby plays a little call of duty or baseball. 
I picked this one up as a kindle freebie a long while ago and when I showed the hubby my kindle with all the pretty color covers he picked this one out. 

Up next 
Escapement by Ciara Knight
I received this one for review but I've started it a couple of times but not been in the right mindset and didn't think that was fair for a review. 

Tell Me Something Tuesday

This is a weekly discussion post over at Rainy Day Ramblings and I've been trying to do more discussion posts so I want to take part. 

This weeks question
What are some things that annoy you in books?

I typically can find the good in almost all books. I don't mind love triangles but i prefer to avoid them because someone always ends up getting hurt and I don't like my characters in books to get hurt. 

I also hate cliffhangers purely for the fact that I have to wait forever for the next one to come out. However this one is one I'm sure everyone can agree with who enjoys waiting for the next book. 

I don't care for main characters who are prissy and can't take care of themselves. Those that shut down when something happens. I don't read them very often. I mean I like when a guy takes care of the girl and protects her chivalry isn't dead in my mind but i hate weak minded characters annoy me. 

How about you?

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke And The Brookish. Who doesn't love lists. They make life easy! And fun!! It's always a never ending topic.

This week's topic:
Top ten books I've added to my TBR recently 

I feel like this list keeps growing more and more every day. I love finding new books to add to my TBR but that is why it seems to never been close to ending. My list is a mix of new books and older books that have been out for a while. 

1. Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George - While I've not read this author before I'm captivated by the synopsis and cover and can't wait to read it. 

2. Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee - The hubby has his eyes on this one and I'm equally curious to check it out. 

3. After the red Rain by Barry Lyga - This one is a long way off August but it's recently been added to my to read list. I'm a huge fan of post-apocalyptic novels and this one sounds really good. 

4. Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger - This one has been added recently. I like the concept and I'm curious to see how it will play out. 

5. Dreamland by Robert Anderson - The cover is what drew my attention but it's the synopsis that sold me on adding it to my read list. 

6. Spelled by Betsy Schow - Just look at that cover how could I not want to read it. I even snagged an eBook review copy. 

7. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine - This one sounds really good and I've enjoyed Rachel Caine's other books.  

8. A Whole New Word by Liz Braswell - This one has a great concept who doesn't love a Disney story. 

9. Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas - I'm a fan of retellings this one has a great cover and the synopsis sounds fantastic. 

10. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson - I haven't read any of this authors book but I love the synopsis and cover for this one. It has to be on my list. 

What's on your top ten list this week? 

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday 
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

~Grab your current read
~Open to a random page
~Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on the page
~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)

~Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Currently I'm reading a book I picked up as a kindle freebie. The cover is what captivated me and my hubby picked it up after the covers. 

A Tale of Red Riding Hood: Rise Of The Werewolf Huntress 
by Neo Edmund


"Playing it safe won't get me to where I'm going tonight."
The roar of the motor penetrated deep into her chest. It made her feel like a fearless predator on the hunt. 

What are you reading?

Musing Mondays & Making Up For Monday

Musing Mondays & Making Up For Monday
Musing Mondays
Hosted by A Daily Rhythm
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
This week's question: 
How old were you when you realized that you are an AVID reader?

My Answer:

I've been an avid reader since I was little and first could read. I remember being a little 5 year old going to the library and loading up on books so it's been a whole life obsession. So I would have to say I was 5 years old when my book obsession started. My parents encouraged it every chance they could. 

 Making Up for Monday
Hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer

Making Up For Monday asks fun literary questions. 

This Week's question:  
Do you have an author who you refuse to read?

My Answer: 
I don't have one yet but I'm sure I'll find one sooner or later. 

What about you?

Cover Reveal: House of Royals

Title - House of Royals
Author - Keary Taylor
Genre - Fantasy, New Adult
Publication date - June 21st 2015

Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.
Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.
Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they meet, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.
In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…

Keary Taylor grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now resides on a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two young children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night. She is the author of THE EDEN TRILOGY, the FALL OF ANGELS trilogy, and WHAT I DIDN'T SAY. To learn more about Keary and her writing process, please visit www.KearyTaylor.com.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

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 Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

While last week was very unproductive this week I did really well. 

Last week

The Hazards of Sex on the Beach by Alyssa Rose Ivy - Review
LA Candy by Lauren Conrad - Review
he Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by Alyssa Rose Ivy - Review
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest - Review
Switched by Amanda Hocking - Review

Currently Reading
Not sure yet

Up Next
Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle (Goodreads)

Rest of the week
Escapement by Ciara Knight (Goodreads)
I hope to add 3 or more but not sure yet what. 
What are you reading this week?

Book Review: Switched

Title - Switched
Author - Amanda Hocking
Series - Trylle #1
Genre - YA Paranormal Romance
Format - Kindle
Published - January 3rd 2012
Publisher - St. Martin's Griffin

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.

Wendy’s mother tried to kill her over chocolate cake when she was a child. She was sure that Wendy was a monster and not her child since she had been having a boy up to the point that Wendy was born. Now she’s living with her older brother and aunt since her mother is locked in a mental hospital. Things have rough for Wendy bouncing from school to school she just hasn’t found a place to fit in at the newest school she meets a new guy Finn who isn’t like typical guys he knows she is able to persuade people to do her bidding.

When Wendy sneaks out of the house after seeing Finn does she encounter two stranger who are intent on capturing her but thankfully Finn saves her but in return he takes her back to her real family. Wendy doesn’t want to leave her brother and aunt but she doesn’t want to risk them so goes with Finn to the Forening where the rest of her people live. With Finn’s cryptic answers Wendy isn’t sure what to expect when they arrive at her mother’s home. Wendy is pulled into a world she never knew existed filled with secrets that could change her future forever.  

I liked Wendy right from the start she has issues after all her mom did try to kill her who wouldn’t have issues after that. She’s been thrust into a world she didn’t know existed told that she will one day be the next ruler, and that the one guy she wants she can’t have. I really like Wendy as a character she was easy to connect with and I enjoyed reading her story. I liked the way that the one guy she wants is forbidden and it would change everything for them to be together. We are also introduced to several supporting characters that I found interesting and look forward to seeing more of them in the next books.

I’ve had this one on my kindle for ages even picked up the trio in an all in one book just a couple of weeks ago so it was time to give it a shot. I’ve read the author’s Hollows series so I had high expectations and Switched doesn't disappoint. It’s a fast paced novel right from the start filled with action, suspense, romance and trolls. I was captivated right from the start it was a hard novel to put down, and I finished it over the course of a day and half when I had reading time. I like the concept the idea of them being Trolls but not Trolls that I first thought of more like elves. Switched is well written it flows from start to finish and it’s beautifully done. I’m already planning on reading the next two in the series because I have to know what’s going to happen with Wendy. It’s a story that teens as well as adults will enjoy with great characters and an exciting new world. I enjoyed every moment it was a great first installment to an exciting new series. 

Cover Reveal: The Tour

Title - The Tour
Author - Shelby Rebecca
Series - Phoenix Rising #2
Genre - New Adult, Romance
Publication date - Fall 2015
Cover Designer - Cover to Cover Designs

Mia, the saint
Kolton, the sinner
The Tour is the conclusion to The Stage: a Phoenix Rising Novel
After the finale of The Stage, Mia comes to terms with where she’s placed in the competition. But that night, Kolton and Mia come face-to-face with both of their biggest fears: fire and loss. Not everyone will survive, and the challenges that their relationship cause won’t end when the show does.
Kolton needs Mia’s trust, and he’ll do anything to get it—even exposing himself and what makes him vulnerable. He’ll do anything to keep her.  Knowing the choice is hers to make doesn’t make it any easier. The secret about the night of the finale, about the choices made in a moment of survival can’t stay hidden when a celebrity’s life is fodder for the masses.
In the midst of this chaos and loss, Mia has to balance her love for Kolton and the future of her career. Will she sign with him, letting him be her boss with control over her future? Or will she go out on her own, with a sup par record contract so that she stands on her own equal to Kolton in her own right?
When there are so many questions and decisions to be made, going on tour could either make things clearer or make all the weaknesses in their relationship pull to the surface. Those fissures either get stronger, or break so permanently nothing can repair them.
When loves burns so bright, is it sustainable?

Shelby grew up between two mountains and a lake in Wasilla, Alaska. She used to run around in the tall grass, catch frogs, rescue dragonflies, ride horses, and ice-skate during recess. She still likes adventures and has even gone skydiving. Today she lives in Northern California with her husband, John and their daughter, Elise, their two dogs, and a fish named Jade. 

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

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. 

While last week wasn't very productive this week has been much better. I've read several books this week.  

Posts this past week you may have missed at TRD

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest - Review
The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by Alyssa Rose Ivy - Review
L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad - Review
The Hazards of Sex on the Beach by Alyssa Rose Ivy - Review
Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! & I started a new Feature #DustOffYourBookshelf this week we are both very excited about it. Check it out here
Lots of Cover reveals, Blitz posts this week. 

Newest additions to my shelves. 

For review
Spelled by Betsy Schow - via Edelweiss from the publisher Sourcebooks - Super excited for this one. 

Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost 
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta 
Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

I know I clicked on a lot of kindle freebies this week. 

Around the blogosphere
Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! has a great review of Dark Alchemy - Review
Michelle @ Michelle's Minions has a great review of Vanishing Girls - Review
Berls @ Fantasy Is More Fun has a review of Cursed by Fire Which she loved - Review

This coming week @ TRD
Hopefully my discussion post I've been working on 
Lots of reviews
and who knows =D

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves
Stacking The Shelves  March 28th 2015
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 review.

It was a quiet week some new books I'm looking forward to starting. I'm still trying hard not to overwhelm myself with review books.  

For review
Spelled by Betsy Schow - via Edelweiss from the publisher Sourcebooks - Super excited for this one. 

Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost 
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta 
Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

 and a whole lot of kindles freebies. 

What did you get this week?

Book Blitz: Deep Blue Eternity

Title - Deep Blue Eternity 
Author - Natasha Boyd
Series - Deep Blue Eternity #1
Genre - Contemporary, New Adult
Publication date - March 26th 2015

Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her.

But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.

In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.

Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. When the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered.

"A captivating, heart-wrenching, beautifully written story about those who scar us and those who help us heal. I could not put it down and am still thinking about it!" - Mia Sheridan, New York Times Bestselling author of Archer’s Voice

"Boyd skillfully navigates the scorching physical desire and personal insecurities of her protagonists, crafting a relationship that is tense, torrid and sure to keep the pages turning." ~ RT Book Reviews

“Fans of the Sea of Tranquility or Mia Sheridan will absolutely love this story.” ~ MissIngrid’s reviews. 

“I can’t recall ever reading a novel that made me laugh, smile, cry… just, feel as much as this one did.” ~ Books over Bros Reviews


He made me feel like such a stupid little girl. He had no idea what it was like for me. None. I wanted to yell at him and slap him, but more than anything, I wanted him not to disapprove of me, and I couldn’t understand why. I’d never cared what anyone thought of me before. In fact, I’d gone out of my way to inspire less than comfortable thoughts in people. It was the way I operated. It was the way I’d survived the last few years in high school.

I realized with a start that I’d begun feeling comforted by his presence. We were building some form of quiet friendship. And the thought that he was disgusted with me caused shame to burn through my gut. But with that came anger. How dare he make me feel this way? Who was he to pass judgment on me? And pulling out what Abby would think had been such a low blow.

I was pacing back and forth, coming up with the words I would hurl at him to get even when I’d caught sight of him through the small kitchen window and stopped dead.

Tom was ripping his shirt off over his head. He flung it angrily, his bare chest heaving. Jesus, he was ripped. Picking the ax back up, ribs arching, he swung it over his head, bringing it down with such force that every muscle and sinew bulged and flexed with the power of it.

I sucked in air, realizing I’d been holding my breath. Emotion rolled off him, the air electrified. Wind I couldn’t feel tossed his hair. It was raw and almost painful to watch. He was part wild animal and part insanely beautiful human.

His body was a blur of motion, and he seemed oblivious to the icy air. A strong working body. A man’s body, not a boy’s. So much man. No muscle unused.

I’d been living with this huge, larger than life, virile male for almost two weeks.

Old fears skittered down my spine.

Natasha Boyd is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author with a background in marketing and public relations.  Her debut novel Eversea was a finalist in the 2013 Winter Rose Contest for Contemporary Romance and won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction.  She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers and Island Writer’s Network in coastal South Carolina where she has been a featured speaker on book marketing.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and lives with her husband, two sons and the cast of characters in her head. 

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