Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #196: Levi's Blue by: M. Leighton

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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"Four beautiful days. Three steamy nights. One breathtaking love.

Levi Michaelson. 

He wanted four dates. Four opportunities to prove I could trust him. Four chances to change my mind about him.

I agreed.

Probably not my smartest decision. He was everything I knew to avoid—gorgeous, charming, sexy as hell—but I couldn’t help myself. When he touched me the whole world disappeared. I should’ve known I could lose myself to him, that he could be the one man to destroy me.

I guess it’s true what they say—some things are too good to be true. And Levi Michaelson might just be one of them. " 

I love all things Michelle and I know I will love this one too. Also that cover is RAWR.

Levi's Blue will be released on September 19, 2016.
What are you waiting on?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Book Review: Polaris (Avalon #2) by: Mindee Arnett

Release Date: January 20, 2015
from Balzer & Bray
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this breathtaking sequel to Mindee Arnett’s fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller Avalon.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. The ITA, still holding Jeth’s mother in a remote research lab, is now intent on acquiring the metatech secrets Jeth’s sister Cora carries inside her DNA, and Jeth is desperate to find the resources he needs to rescue his mother and start a new life outside the Confederation. But the ITA is just as desperate, and Jeth soon finds himself pursued by a mysterious figure hell-bent on capturing him and his crew—dead or alive.

With nowhere to run and only one play left, Jeth enters into a bargain with the last person he ever thought he’d see again: Daxton Price, the galaxy’s newest and most fearsome crime lord. Dax promises to help Jeth, but his help will only come at a price—a price that could mean sacrificing everything Jeth has fought for until now.

The conclusion to the story Mindee Arnett began in her acclaimed novel Avalon, Polaris is a dangerous journey into the spaces between power and corruption, life and death, the parts of ourselves we leave behind, and the parts we struggle to hold on to."

My Thoughts:

I’ve been in a massive reading slump since A Court Of Mist And Fury (it's been months now). It’s just a very hard book to follow. I’ve struggled and DNFed quite a few reads. So I decided I really needed something different and the kind of book I hadn’t read in a while. This is where Polaris came in. It’s been a long time since I’ve read (read not listened) to a sci-fi book and it was just what I needed. I thought Polaris was a great sequel to Avalon and liked it even more than the first book.

I gotta start with Jeth because I love his character. I love how resourceful he is and that it is so hard to keep him down. He fights for what he wants and never counts himself out. Even when things seem to be at their worst, Jeth finds a way. But he doesn’t do it alone; he needs the help of his friends and family.

And that brings me to Sierra. Sierra and I didn’t get along all that well in Avalon, mostly because I had a hard time forgiving her for something. But in Polaris I really came to love her. She doesn’t take crap from anyone, she is super smart, and she is willing to make difficult decisions. I really loved her and Jeth together because their relationship drama wasn’t front and center. Actually there wasn’t really much of it. Any time they fought or there was tension, I never had this feeling that they didn’t have one another’s back and I really loved that. They worked well together and I really enjoyed watching that.

Polaris delivered the twists and turns just like Avalon but even more so. This book never went the direction I expected it to go and I loved that it kept me on my toes. That makes the reading experience all the better and kinda makes me regret putting this one off as long as I did. If I had to pick one drawback to Polaris it would probably be the super sci-fi aspects. There were certain things with pyreans and what not that kinda made me scratch my head cause it was really out there, but its sci-fi so it is to be expected and it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book.

All in all, Polaris was a great way to wrap up the duology and I’m glad I finally made time for this one. It was action and twists from beginning to end. I highly recommend this series for sci-fi fans.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekly Recap 8/21/2016

I am back!!!!! I have survived busy season and now I am finally getting back into blogging. It was a long few weeks and I am still trying to catch up on everything but I am excited to dive back into books. AND ITS MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!!! I LOVE BIRTHDAYS CAUSE CAKE AND PRESENTS! So anyway, because its been a few weeks I have a ton of books to go over so I am not going to mess with pictures or links, I am just going to post the covers and comment where I feel excited. 

Yay freebies and sales! And of course I needed Our Love Unhinged


I've already ready Cursed Child and it wasn't what I expected but I did enjoy it. I also snagged a signed copy of It Ends With Us! 

I had to have a pretty paperback of Stealing Home cause LOOK AT THAT COVER!  And big thanks to Jess for her extra copy of The Diabolic; so excited for this one! 


Of course I had to have a paperback of Torn cause its JLA. And I also grabbed the leather bound copies of A Song of Ice and Fire on Prime Day cause I neeeeeded them. SO PRETTY. Then I treated myself to the new Madly covers cause pretty.

Thanks Scholastic!!! These sound great. I already read and loved The Bronze Key.

Michelle was kind enough to send me the new paperbacks for her Pretty series and an original Madly. I love her to pieces in case you guys didn't already know.

Thanks Berkley! I love the Submissive series tons! Ruled sounds AMAZING! And we all know I adore Samantha Young. 

Thanks Harper! I had to have Long May She Reign because that cover and it sounds amazing. And thanks Ace for Into the Guns. Thanks St Martins for Behind Closed Doors, Where Love Lies, and Hard Rules.

And holy wow I have gotten a ton of book over the last month and a half! Lots of reading to catch up on.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cover Reveal: Levi's Blue by: M. Leighton

I am so so excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for Levi's  Blue by M. Leighton today. I am so so so in love with this cover. It is giving me some serious The Wild Ones vibes which makes me even more excited to read this one. Michelle never lets me down and I know I will love this one as well. 

Four beautiful days.  Three steamy nights.  One breathtaking love.
Levi Michaelson. He caught me when I fell. Literally.
He wanted four dates. Four opportunities to prove I could trust him. Four chances to change my mind about him.
I agreed.
Probably not my smartest decision. He was everything I knew to avoid—gorgeous, charming, sexy as hell—but I couldn’t help myself.  When he touched me the whole world disappeared. I should’ve known I could lose myself to him.
It’s true what they say—some things are too good to be true.  And Levi Michaelson might just be one of them.
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New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton lives in the deep South with her super-hero husband and super-smart maltipoo. She has a fondness for coffee and chocolate, loves the color red, laughs at almost anything and often stares out her window, daydreaming of far-away places.


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Cover Reveal: Every Little Thing by: Samantha Young

I am so excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for Every Little Thing today. I am so in love with this cover and those colors! 

"Hartwell, Delaware—the perfect place to get away from it all, and find what you never knew you needed…

Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.

Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn’s painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.
Once Vaughn begins to realize he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he’s never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they’ve found together only comes around once in a lifetime."

We can’t wait for Bailey and Vaughn’s story! But in the meantime, we’re looking forward to the first book, The One Real Thing, that goes on sale September 6th! Pre-order the first book in the Hart’s Boardwalk series today!

"Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts…
While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.
Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her.
Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for…"

About the author:
Samantha Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series, including Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Echoes of Scotland Street, and Fall from India Place, as well as the standalone novel Hero. She resides in Scotland.
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