Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #190: The Architect Of Song by: A.G. Howard

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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"A lady imprisoned by deafness, an architect imprisoned by his past, and a ghost imprisoned within the petals of a flower -- intertwine in this love story that transcends life and death. 

For most of her life, nineteen-year-old Juliet Emerline has subsisted – isolated by deafness – making hats in the solitude of her home. Now, she’s at risk to lose her sanctuary to Lord Nicolas Thornton, a twenty-seven-year-old mysterious and eccentric architect with designs on her humble estate. When she secretly witnesses him raging beside a grave, Juliet investigates, finding the name “Hawk” on the headstone and an unusual flower at the base. The moment Juliet touches the petals, a young English nobleman appears in ghostly form, singing a song only her deaf ears can hear. The ghost remembers nothing of his identity or death, other than the one name that haunts his afterlife: Thornton. 

To avenge her ghostly companion and save her estate, Juliet pushes aside her fear of society and travels to Lord Thornton’s secluded holiday resort, posing as a hat maker in one of his boutiques. There, she finds herself questioning who to trust: the architect of flesh and bones who can relate to her through romantic gestures, heartfelt notes, and sensual touches … or the specter who serenades her with beautiful songs and ardent words, touching her mind and soul like no other man ever can. As sinister truths behind Lord Thornton’s interest in her estate and his tie to Hawk come to light, Juliet is lured into a web of secrets. But it’s too late for escape, and the tragic love taking seed in her heart will alter her silent world forever.

NYT bestselling author, A.G. Howard, brings her darkly magical and visual/visceral storytelling to Victorian England. The Architect of Song is the first installment in her lush and romantic Haunted Hearts Legacy series, a four book gothic saga following the generations of one family as -- haunted by both literal and figurative ghosts -- they search for self-acceptance, love, and happiness. 

New Adult: Recommended for ages 17+." 

This book sounds amazing and I need it right the very now!

The Architect Of Song will be released on August 15, 2016.
What are you waiting on?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Book Review: Leveling The Field (Gamers #4) by: Megan Erickson

Release Date: May 2, 2016
from Entangled Brazen
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

"Reclusive magazine exec Ethan Talley is furious when his business partner hires a photographer—a
gorgeous photographer who insists on speaking her mind, damn it—to take pictures for an upcoming article. No matter how badly he wants the woman…under him, over him, against the nearest wall…he has reasons for not wanting to be on camera anymore, and his scars are only one of them.

It takes approximately two seconds for Lissa Kingsman to recognize Ethan as the popular YouTube gamer who fell off the planet years ago. But this Ethan is different than the charming man she used to watch, and the crush she had on him then is nothing compared to the way she’s lusting after the brooding man he is today. If sex is all he can give her, fine. Why not use that bearskin rug in her studio for something other than a prop? But she’s determined to put a chink in his armor, no matter how much he resists."

My Thoughts:

This has been such a fun series and I’m really sad I have to say goodbye. This series is such a breath of fresh air for the romance genre and I’ve loved the nerdiness of it all. I knew from the beginning that Ethan had a story to tell and it was worth the wait.

I adore Ethan and Lissa. Ethan was so grumpy and I loved him all the more for that. His hot and cold mood swings gave me whiplash but it was understandable. Lissa though, I adored. She was so strong and confident and passionate. I loved how she told it like it was and wasn’t willing to put up with Ethan’s crap. She knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to ask for it and go get it. These two were great together and they were fun to watch.

I also loved seeing some of my favorites again. I forgot how hysterical Grant was and he had me cracking up. I also loved seeing Chad because Chad is forever my favorite and the scene with him in the beginning was pure gold. I’m really going to miss these characters.

Leveling The Field was a great addition to the Gamers series and I devoured it. This series delivered such a great cast of characters and I’m sad to leave them all behind. This is not a series to be missed.

The Monday Musts 5/2/2016

The Monday Musts is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome Jessica at Lovin Los Libros. This is a fun way to share a must read book, a must listen to song/album/artist, and a must see (can be anything). I'm really excited to be taking part in this feature and I'm sure it will be a ton of fun.

Must Read:
Decided to spotlight this one this week because I absolutely adore this book and I think it deserves more love than it gets. It gave me ALL the feels!

Must Listen:
I am in love with this song!

Must See:
This past week was the 20th anniversay of the opening of Rent on Broadway, so they posted this awesome mash up of the original cast and I just had to share. This is one of the best plays I have ever seen and I absolutely love the movie. I would have killed to see the original cast, but I was much too young when this premiered haha. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekly Recap 5/1/2016

It was a fun week in books! First I grabbed Once Upon A Power Play as a freebie because Brazens are always fun. Then I used my Harlequin Rewards points to get Burning Dawn cause helllllo pretty cover! Next up my preorder of Soldier arrived. I still need to start this series but I just cannot stop buying them because of those covers. I also got myself a paperback of Leveling The Field, which arrived sooner than I expected, because I love this nerdy and hot series. Then I got my April bookworm box with Midnight Lily and Honesty. Then I got a AMAZING surprise in the mail! It was a The Empty Jar box of goodies. This book is even more beautiful in person and guys MY BLURB IS ON THE BACK.... I AM SPEECHLESS. The swag for this book is so perfect and there were some extra goodies in there so be on the lookout for a giveaway soon.

Goodreads Links:
Once Upon A Power Play by: Jennifer Bonds
Burning Dawn by: Gena Showalter
Soldier by: Julie Kagawa
Leveling The Field by: Megan Erickson
Honesty by: Seth King
Midnight Lily by: Mia Sheridan
The Empty Jar by: M. Leighton

Outtakes From The Grave by: Jeaniene Frost

Other Fun:
Waiting On Wednesday: Unknown by: Wendy Higgins

Friday, April 29, 2016

On My Shelf: Beauty Awakened by: Gena Showalter

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 read the first book in this series ages ago and really enjoyed it, but for some reason I never got around to this one. I really need to rectify that soon because this one sounds awesome and my shallow side really loved that cover.

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

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