Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, It  features upcoming releases that are  eagerly awaited for.


This is the third and last book in the Dark Elements series and I can't wait for it! There's no description available yet but I'm sure it's going to be good!


What about you? Which books are you looking foward to? 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My To-Be-Read-List


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Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My To-Be-Read-List

  1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: this book seems so good I definitely need to read it as soon as I can!

  2. A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: I really like the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and think this one will be just as good.

  3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: The plot of this book is amazing and I can't wait to finally read it.  

  4. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows: Another author I really like and hope to read more from. 

  5. I Was Here by Gayle Forman: I always enjoy a good New Adult novel and this seems like it fits the discription. 

  6. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand: I really like Cynthia Hand and her Unearthly series. This new book seems very interesting and I definitely want to read it. 

  7. Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith: I have read a few books by Jennifer E. Smith and enjoyed all of them so all of her books automatically go to my to-be-read list. 

  8. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: I'm looking forward to this book. Sarah Dessen is always a good choice for a young adult or new adult romance.  

  9. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: The plot for this book seems very interesting and different, doesn't it? 

  10. Fall With Me by J. Lynn: I'm a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout and have enjoyed all her book so far. I'm sure I'l enjoy this one as well. 


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What about you? Which books are on your to-be-read list? 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Review - Stanton Adore by T.L. Swan

Title: Stanton Adore by T.L. Swan 
Publisher: Kindle 
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2014
Paperback/Hardcover: 375
Genre: EroticRomance
Find it atGoodreads 



Summary:  
Holiday romances are supposed to be fun…..and quick…….not burned into your damn brain.
My skin is branded with her name, my heart is branded with her betrayal and now seven years later I have been forced to return to find that she is just as fucking perfect as ever, the ultimate temptation.
I don't want her and I definitely can’t have her. I just need to get my cock to keep up with my brain.

Review:   
I have received this book as part of a blog tour an in exchange of an honest review.
I ended up really enjoying this book. It is full of romance, angst and steamy moments.
I liked the main characters and thought the chemistry between them was great.  They can both be really stubborn but it’s obvious there’s more than pure lust between them.  Every single character is relatable and easy to like.
Plotwise, this is all about whether Natasha and Joshua will be able to be together or if a secret will keep them apart. I enjoyed reading about this characters and wondering about when they would finally realize they belonged together.
All in all, Stanton Adore is very well-written, the plot develops nicely and the characters and their relationships are great.
If you enjoy a good romance and characters with steamy chemistry, you should definitely read this book. 

Rating: Somewhere between Worth Your Time and Must Read (4 ½ Stars)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review - More Than Him (More Than 03) by Jay McLean

Title: More Than Him (More Than 03) by Jay McLean
Publisher: 
Publication Date: January 27th, 2014
Paperback/Hardcover: 264
Genre: New Adult Romance
Find it atGoodreads  / Bookdepository



Summary:  
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.

Review:   
I read this book right after I finished More Than Her and I’m glad because, this way, I didn’t feel like Logan and Amanda’s story was interrupted.
I’ve become a big fan of this series and these characters so I was happy to be able to read more about Logan.
More Than Him basically picks up where More than Her finished. Things are not easy for Logan and Amanda. Bad decisions and the past stand between them. Will they be able to overcome all their problems and be together or will they just give up?
Since the beginning of More Than This Logan was one of my favorite characters so I’m actually glad we got two books about him. His funny, cocky and laid back but he also happens to be very intelligent, caring and protective. We get to see another side of him in this book and I enjoyed reading about how he can be both strong and vulnerable almost at the same time. 
Amanda is a good character as well. I think she’s a perfect balance to Logan and their relationship is very interesting and complex.
The rest of the gang make a few appearances during the book, which is always fun.
Plotwise, I found this book to be very interesting.  It is full of sweet and dramatic moments and the reader never truly knows what will happen between Logan and Amanda next.
All in all, More Than Him is a very interesting and well-written book. It is full of ups and downs and the character development is great.
I already started reading the next book in the series and I can tell it’s very good so far.
If you are a fan of New Adult Romance, this series is for you! 

Rating: Worth Your Time (4 Stars)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Birthday Celebration Giveaway

Today, it’s my birthday. That’s right, I’m getting old!
To celebrate, I decided to host a little giveaway.

For this giveaway you’ll be able to choose a book from some of the books released in January, February and March 2015.
A second winner will get a little swag pack.


Without further ado, here’s the list of books you can choose from for this first giveaway:

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

 Rules: 
Giveaways are International, as long as the book depository ships to you.
You can choose a book from the ones pictured above. If the book is part of a series you can choose any book in the series.
Entries will be checked.

Have fun and thank you!


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Monday, March 16, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 
This weekly meme is hosted by Book Journey.
  
Read this past week:

Currently Reading: 

Upcoming:
Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

How was your week? Mine was a little slow when it comes to reading.
What are you reading this week and are you enjoying it?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Review - Designing Emma by Clarissa Carlyle

Title: Designing Emma by Clarissa Carlyle 
Publisher: Amazon
Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
Paperback/Hardcover: 53
Genre: Contemproary Romance
Find it atGoodreads  


Summary:
Emma's dreams are finally coming true. With her two best friends, Daniel and Damion, in tow, Emma starts her own fashion company and life begins to fall into place for her.
Just as her new journey begins, her father's alcohol and gambling addictions wreaks havoc on her life. As his addictions spirals out of control, Emma has to wrestle with the idea of letting her dream go in order to save her father from himself or accept a solution she neither wants nor needs in her life.
With love and success right at her fingertips, how will Emma choose and who will pay the price for her decision?

Review:   
Designing Emma is a short but intense story.
This book is all about Emma and her struggles to deal with family problems and make her dreams come true.
I thought Emma was a good main character. I actually liked most of the characters in the story and though they were very well written.
For a short story, there’s a lot of development in Designing Emma and now I can’t wait to read the next book and see what choices Emma will make.
The only bad thing about the book? Well, it’s not really a bad thing but Designing Emma ends in a cliffhanger! 

Rating: Somewhere between Readable and Worth Your Time (3 ½ Stars) 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Book Series


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Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Book Series

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: this series is composed of 7 wonderful books full of adventure, friendship and much more. This is definitely a must read.

  2. Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie: I’m not completely sure this can be considered a series but I absolutely love every single Hercule Poirot story. These stories are a must read for fans of mystery.

  3. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin: I can’t help but to love this series. As a reader, I’ve been (impatiently) waiting for the next book. This is an epic fantasy full of mystery, action and complicated relationships.

  4. The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater: this series is so different and so well-written I couldn’t help but be fascinated by it. I can’t wait for the next book to be published.

  5. Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: there are five books in this series and I enjoyed all of them. Aliens, romance and twists and turns. What could be better than this

  6.  Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas: I have really enjoyed this series so far and love the whole setting of it. There are 6 books in the series and I’m a little behind on my reading but I would definitely recommend these books to fantasy and young adult lovers.

  7. Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis: every now and then I enjoy reading a good contemporary romance and Jill Shalvis definitely knows how to write them. A quirky town, good characters and sizzling chemistries are what make this series so good.

  8. His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers: this is another different and very interesting series perfect for fans of fantasy.

  9. The Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien: this series definitely had to be on the list. I love the books and I love the movies. Epic is the word to describe it.

  10. Divergent series by Veronica Roth: I was really disappointed in the last book but, up until that point, I was a big fan of the series. I believe it’s still a must-read for dystopian fans.  


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What about you? Let me know about your favorite book series. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Book Excerpt - Fire Down Below by Debra Anastasia




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Dove Glitch is embarrassed about everything above her knees and below her belly button. When she has to fill a delicate, embarrassing prescription the last thing she needs is a sexy-as-hell (and brand spanking new) pharmacist behind the counter.

Johnson Fitzwell’s first day of his dream career also happens to coincide with the exact moment Dove needs her feminine meds filled. His glorious voice is way too loud–as in, he should be counting down the hits with Ryan Seacrest kind of loud. Thanks to Johnson’s handsome face and gorgeous jaw line, Dove dives headlong into her waking nightmare and asks for a vagina-scented cream.

How could she not fall for him? Dove's only active goal now is to get Johnson to kiss her right on the lips. Either set. However, his horrible girlfriend is one of many obstacles preventing her from making that fantasy a reality. When Dove defends Johnson in the most unhygienic, unconventionally gross way in the middle of a crowded restaurant, their tender, slightly tantric relationship is off to a galloping, farting start.

Each print copy of this book will be dipped in holy water by my mom, and glared at by my father as he purses his lips. Neither will help. So, drop your pants and turn to the left and cough. I hope you're not allergic to latex, because it’s time to fill your prescription. Anally.


Oh God. We’re talking about me being naked, in the shower with cooter cream. Please world, end. Kill me.
“I know it’s not soap. I just… if it’s scented… I can’t do scented. Flowers and stuff like that. Fruit-flavored soaps make… things… burnish.” She could tell from the peeks at his face Mr. Fitzwell had never stepped foot in bath and lotion store, wanting to try the array of fun fragrances. Nor had he purchased Peppermint Candy shower gel, foamed up his nether regions, and felt like he had dipped them in lava. Dove crossed and uncrossed her legs at the memory.
Mr. Fitzwell seemed concerned. “Okay, just a heads-up. It’s definitely not good to put any fruits or plant life near your genitals.” He made a V with his hands and formed his own pretend vagina in front of his pants.
Dove covered her eyes and tried to defend herself because now she could hear the sickly older woman beating her supporters with a purse.
Dove’s mumbling got louder with her embarrassment. “I don’t put weird things down… there. Just make sure that the cream’s vagina-scented. Just plain. For vaginas.” She kept her eyes on the counter. 



There are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia’s house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She’s made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can’t catch the items fast enough. 
Debra has a smattering of books in a few genres. There are two in the Seraphim Series and three in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series with a prequel, Poughkeepsie Begins in the near future. Fire Down Below is the first in the comedic Gynzaule Series. The second, Fire in the Hole, will be published in late 2015. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance will debut this summer. And last, a novella called Late Night with Andres is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) You can find her at DebraAnastasia.com and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared...


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review - More Than Her (More Than 02) by Jay McLean

Title: More Than Her (More Than 02) by Jay McLean
Publisher: 
Publication Date: Nobember 18th, 2013
Paperback/Hardcover: 315
Genre: New Adult Romance
Find it atGoodreads Bookdepository

Summary:  
"For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction."
For every choice you make there are rewards, 
or there are consequences.
It was my choice to walk away the first time.
And my choice to chase her the second.
But sometimes you don't get a choice, 
and all you get are the consequences.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. 
Because loving him didn't give me the strength to walk away.
It didn't give me the courage to fight for him.
And when it was over, ll it gave me was a broken heart.

Review:   
I have read the first book in this series a while ago and, for some reason, only now got around to reading this one.
I really liked Logan’s character in More Than This so I was happy to read his story.
In the end of More Than This we know Logan is in love, or at least think he’s in love, with someone but we don’t know who. In this book we get to know who stole his heart.
I already really liked Logan and ended up liking even more.  He’s funny, sure of himself and a bit cocky but he can also be really sweet. He definitely care for those he loves and, in this book, we learn his life hasn’t always been easy.  He’s definitely a great main character.
Amanda is a good character as well. She has gone through some bad things as well but has managed to move on. One thing I enjoyed was the fact that in the beginning Amanda doesn’t want to give Logan a chance. He has a reputation and she’s not interested in being just another girl but he’s so insistent she eventually gives in and goes out with him.
Between the present and flashbacks we get to read about their relationship and some of the mistakes Logan made and how he’s trying to make up for them.
Plotwise, the book develops nicely. We get to read about Logan and Amanda’s life and struggles to get and remain together. We also get glimpses of all the other characters we met in More Than This and what’s to come for them.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It is well-written, the characters and the relationships between them are well-developed and interesting. Plus, there’s a little plot twist at the end that managed to surprise me.
I can’t wait to start reading the next book in the series now. If you haven’t started reading this series yet, you should definitely do it.

Rating: Worth Your Time (4 Stars)