Friday, December 9, 2016

On My Shelf: Hearts In Darkness by: Laura Kaye

On My Shelf is a feature I started here on the blog and I'm sure there are a ton of similar ones out there, but basically I just wanted to start spotlighting some of the MANY backlist titles I have accumulated on my shelf and kindle. The idea is to spotlight an older book I have on my massive TBR. I also thought it would be a fun way to discuss these books with my fellow bloggers, get some of your thoughts and figure out which ones I need to read ASAP and which ones can wait a bit more. And if you want to join in too, I would love to see what is on your shelf! Just leave me a link in the comments.


I grabbed this book ages ago because HELLLO LOOK AT THAT COVER. It also has a really intriguing concept and I have heard nothing but good things about it. Of course though I never got around to it because so many books and so little time. 

So tell me. Have you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? Was it meh?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Book Review: As We Know It by: Carrie Butler

Release Date: December 12, 2016
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.


"Deep beneath the ocean, stretching hundreds of miles alongside the Pacific Northwest coastline, lies the Cascadia subduction zone—a fault on the verge of unleashing a catastrophic earthquake, thirty times more powerful than the San Andreas. Unfortunately, like most tourists, Elena Cordova is oblivious.

She’s got her own pent-up stress to deal with, a humiliating breakup that’s driven her to end her tenure as a human doormat once and for all. So, when a pickpocket makes off with the last remnant of her relationship, she takes action—only to get trapped with him when disaster strikes.

Now, if either one hopes to survive, they’ll have to get past their initial impressions and work together . . . because in fifteen minutes, half the town will be underwater."

My Thoughts:

Disaster and romance don’t seem like two things that should go together, but Carrie Butler combined those two elements in As We Know It and it worked. As We Know It is a unique read where we see disaster unfold first hand and then have to follow the characters through the aftermath. The book delivers a fun and sweet romance while also delving into the character’s individual journey. As We Know It is not a read to be missed.

I adored Elena. She is fun and spunky and her inner thought process was hysterical. I also loved how she stepped up when confronted with life threatening situations. She was not equipped for this at all, but she is a survivor and she did what she had to do. I love how her character progressed and how strong she became.

Of course I also loved Vincent. He is a bit cranky and gruff, but you can tell he is a good guy. Vincent and Elena are thrown together in crazy circumstances and end up having to rely on one another. What I found really refreshing was how fun their relationship was. It was dangerous circumstances, but they still had great banter and there was no time to be embarrassed. They had awkward moments and despite the world changing situation, it felt real.

I also really liked how quick this book got going and how unique it was. This book takes off quick and the action is nonstop. It was so different reading a romance in the middle of a disaster, but it worked. I also liked that we saw the disaster occur. SO many times the book picks up after the world has changed and deals with the new world, but here we see it all unfold and I really liked that new take.

All in all, As We Know It is a really good read. Carrie Butler proves herself as a versatile writer with this one and I look forward to more work from her.

Cover Reveal: Until It Fades by: K.A. Tucker

UNTIL IT FADES is a contemporary romance novel featuring K.A. Tucker’s signature heart-stopping suspense releasing May 2nd, 2017 and being published by Atria Books! Check out the gorgeous cover below and preorder your copy today!
 
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A sexy new romance about a small-town woman who saves the life of a mysterious man, and finds herself unexpectedly thrown into a whirlwind love affair, featuring bestselling author K. A. Tucker’s signature “well-constructed, pulse-pounding suspense” (USA TODAY).Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population three thousand outside of tourist season. And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling. Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works. For a time. But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust. Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

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author-pic-ka-tuckerAbout K.A. Tucker: 
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. She is the USA Today bestselling author of 14 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water, and her latest Adult Suspense novel, He Will Be My Ruin. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a Chug.    
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #210: Hunted by: Meagan Spooner

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine
It spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. 

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. 

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?" 

I was sold on this one as soon as I saw it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Hunted will be released on March 14, 2017.
What are you waiting on?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cover Reveal: Hate Story by: Nicole Williams

Coming December 26th
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"Nina can’t let herself fall in love with the man she’s going to marry. Both of them have experienced the sting and sham of love and have no intentions of falling victim to it twice. Love is expensive—hate is free.
Three years. A million dollars. A solution to both of their problems. They planned it all, from the story of their first meeting to the date of their divorce. Nothing could go wrong.
But what they didn’t consider was chemistry, and Nina and Max have no shortage of it. After too many near-kisses, Nina convinces herself that hating Max is better than loving him, and the more she gets to know this soon-to-be-husband of hers, the more she discovers just how very much she truly, madly, and deeply . . . hates him.
This isn’t a love story. This is the other kind."



About The Author:
Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.
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