Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cover Reveal: Touching Down by: Nicole Williams

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The whole world might be in love with him. But all he’s ever loved is her.

Grant Turner’s name is synonymous with football. The fans and media can’t get enough of the player known as The Invincible Man, a nickname he earned while growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country and the nickname he’s kept by being one of the best players in professional football today. No one can take him down. He’s unstoppable.
But even a suit of armor has its weak point, and Grant’s has always been Ryan Hale.
They were a couple of kids when they fell in love, and just when it looked like the happy ending neither expected was within reach, Ryan disappeared. No explanations. No good-byes.
Grant coped by throwing himself into the game for seven years, and he’s finally moved on. Or so he thinks.
When she walks back into his life, all of those feelings come crashing back, despite the warnings in his head that tell him she’ll leave him again. Grant can withstand the league’s toughest defensive line, but he’s always been weak where she’s concerned.
No man can take Grant Turner down.
But one woman certainly can.
One woman will.





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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Release Day Blitz: Necessary Roughness by: Courtney Cole

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS- COURTNEY COLE 
Necessary Roughness Love is a game best played hard and rough
Nicky…
Nicky Chase was the star Running Back for the New Orleans Sinners.
Until he blew out his knee.
Playing ball is out. In thirty seconds, Nicky went from being on top to hitting rock bottom.
Sophia…
Sophia De Bartoli is the best physical therapist in New Orleans. Her Italian roots have given her a fiery temper, but her Catholic faith has kept her innocent.
But then she was hired to make house-calls for Nicky Chase. THE Nicky Chase.
He’s known far and wide for his sexy abs, panty-melting grin, and his skill both on and off the football field. But Nicky refuses to leave his house, so no one gets to see him anymore. No one except Sophia.
And she gets to see all of him.
That smoldering gaze and that rock-hard tattooed body haunt her every night, but it's the vulnerable, broken man she sees inside that haunts her every day. Resisting him might be more than this Catholic girl can handle.

Nicky’s a New Orleans Sinner, after all. And he seems bound and determined to make her one, too.

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS- ROUGH TEASER

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Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who lives near Lake Michigan. She's best known for writing the Beautifully Broken series (IF YOU STAY, IF YOU LEAVE, BEFORE WE FALL), although she has Young Adult and Women's Contemporary titles out, as well.
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Waiting On Wednesday #197: The Chemist by: Stephenie Meyer

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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"In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life, but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors." 


I'm really looking forward to this one. I am excited to see Stephenie do something outside the paranormal. 

The Chemist will be released on November 15, 2016.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Back To School: Required Reading For Paranormal Fans


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

Paranormal is one of my first loves, so here are ten books I think all paranormal fans need to read! 


Monday, August 29, 2016

Book Review: The Bronze Key (Magisterium #3) by: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Release Date: August 30, 2016
from Scholastic
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Magic can save you.
Magic can kill you.

Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world.

But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer… and risk their own lives in the process.

As Call, Tamara, and Aaron disocver, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands, it has the capacity to do immesasurable harm, unless it is stopped in time.

In this striking third book of Magisterium, bestelling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare present us with a school where anythin, good or evil, can happen, and the only way to unlock the truth is to risk everything to find it."

My Thoughts:

This is one of those series that keeps improving with each book. The Bronze Key is definitely the game changer of the series and I’m dying to see where this series is going to go. I really love the world Holly and Cassie have created here and the elemental based magic is pretty cool.

One of the best things about this series is the characters. Our three main characters are all so likable and fun and I ADORE their strong friendship. Aaron, Call, and Tamara are all so unique yet mesh so well. I really love all three of them. Call especially cracks me up with his remarks and his thought process. I alo love that the voice of this book is Call, who is a bit of a misfit and not the hero or chosen one we would normally have.

I also cannot get over the twists and turns throughout this book. The story really kept me guessing and I never saw the twists coming. Especially the way it ended. You really cannot trust anyone and you cant take anything at face value. I had my suspicions throughout but I was always wrong. Holly and Cassie know how to keep the reader on their toes.

The Bronze Key was a really enjoyable read and I love how this series has progressed. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Weekly Recap 8/28/2016


So after the epic haul of last week I have some more birthday goodies to add. My parabati/wifey/soul sister/wonder twin/lobster Michele of A Belles Tales sent me the most wonderful birthday package full of wonderful books and bookishness. The Star Wars books in particular are stunning and I love them so. I love it all so so much.   

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Paper and Fire by: Rachel Caine
Kingdom Of Ashes by: Rhiannon Thomas
Dirty Deeds by: Megan Erickson
Dangerous Deception by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Gripped by: Joanne Schwehm
The Winners Kiss by: Marie Rutkoski
Ever After by: Jude Deveraux
The Mirror King by: Jodi Meadows
The Vanishing Throne by: Elizabeth May
Tell The Wind And Fire by: Sarah Rees Brennan
Now Leaving Sugartown by: Carmen Jenner
Captive Prince by: CS Pacat


Posts:
Book Review: Polaris by: Mindee Arnett
Waiting On Wednesday: Levi's Blue by: M. Leighton

Friday, August 26, 2016

On My Shelf: Poison Princess by: Kresley Cole

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 can't believe I haven't started this series yet. It sounds soooo good and I know Magen loves it which means I will too. One of these days I really need to get around to it. 

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

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.

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