Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Release Blitz: The King (A Wicked Trilogy #3.6) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Excerpt, Teasers, & Trailer)

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Jennifer L. Armentrout with you today! THE KING is part of the Wicked series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live today! Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.
 

From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series. As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.** 

 Add THE KING to your Goodreads TBR here!

Excerpt:

“I don’t think this is wise,” Tink said for what had to be the hundredth time since he realized I was getting ready for a night out. “Like I think this is very poorly thought-out, if you ask me, Lite Bright.”
“I didn’t ask you, Tink.”
My uninvited roommate of sorts hovered outside my bathroom. Tink wasn’t human, but right now, he looked like any normal twenty-something guy. Well, if normal, twenty-something guys had natural, shockingly white hair and were beautiful in a way that almost seemed fragile.
This was his full-grown Tink size, something I was still—even after all this time—getting used to. I was more accustomed to pint-sized Tink with the translucent wings. After all, he was a brownie.
After the attack that had taken my mother’s life and should’ve ended mine, he’d basically moved in with me. He’d been here for the last two years, something Ivy’s husband pretended to be grateful for, but in reality, I knew he secretly missed the dude.
“You should ask me,” he replied. When I glanced over at him, I got a little distracted by the dazzle…emanating from the sequin tank top he wore. It was so shimmery that I wondered if he was using some of his magic.
Tink may be a goofball, but he was also one of the most powerful creatures in our realm.
Thank God there was only one of him.
“I am a wealth of amazing advice,” he continued. Dixon, the cat he’d named after a Walking Dead character that Tink called “the hottest redneck eva” slinked around Tink’s ankles. The cat was all gray except for his tail, which looked like it had been dipped in white paint.
I snorted. “When have you ever given me good advice?”
“When I told you two weeks ago not to eat the whole carton of beignets because you’d get sick and you did,” he shot back.
I winced, picking up my mascara. I had gotten sick, but I deserved that carton of sugary, fried goodness. That day…
I didn’t want to think about that day.
“And what about when you ordered that supreme pizza and ate almost all of it?” he said. “I told you that it would probably make you feel bad later.”
Nose wrinkling, I tried to remember what night he was talking about. There were a lot of Friday nights—pizza night in my household—that I ate an entire pie and felt terrible afterward.
“Or how about that time I told you that the seared ahi tuna looked a little gray for my liking? But, oh no, Brighton knows better.” He reached down, scratching Dixon between the ears. “You ate it all, and then I spent the night cleaning up your puke.”
Ew.

 
“Jennifer L. Armentrout’s intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!” New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Storm and Fury “Dark, mysterious, and yet often hilarious, this riveting page-turner sparkles with innuendo and delivers a breathtaking romance; a stunning conclusion to the trilogy. “ Library Journal on Moonlight Scandals

“With this first title in her new Dark Elements series, powerhouse author Armentrout delivers another action-packed, believably narrated ride through a paranormal world as seen by a teen.”Booklist on White Hot Kiss

 

# 1 New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.   Connect With Her: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Twitter | Bookbub 

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Book Review: The King (A Wicked Trilogy #3.6) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: July 23, 2019
from Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Goodreads | Amazon
Source: I received a complementary copy of this book and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**"

My Thoughts:

The King was another great addition to the Wicked series and I just really love this world JLA has created here. These fae can be so brutal and this world is so dangerous but I love it. It is no secret I am a big JLA fan, but her fantasy stuff always seems to be my favorite and I am so glad that she continued the Wicked series with these novellas. I love Brighton and Caden and I just love catching up with Ivy, Ren, and Tink again. 

Brighton is an incredible character and I love her so much. She is so resilient and so strong and will not let others dictate what she can and cannot do. I love her sass and how she stands up for what she wants and thinks is right. Brighton goes through a lot in this novella and it truly broke my heart. And of course I love Caden too… he can run so hot and cold but as a reader you know there is a lot more going on there than meets the eye and it just endears you to him. I love the back and forth between Brighton and Caden and they have intense chemistry. I also love catching up with some of my favorite characters. It is great to see Ren and Ivy still going strong and of course I love me some Tink. 

All in all, The King was hard to put down and I easily read it in one sitting. This novella is a bit of a game changer and the events of this book are going to have some serious ramifications and I so cannot wait to see how it all plays out in the next novella. Just another great read from JLA. 


Friday, July 19, 2019

On My Shelf: Die For Her by: Amy Plum

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 this series years ago and I really loved it, but then I never got to this novella for some reason. It's been a while since I've been in this world, but I remember liking Jules so I would be curious to see from his perspective.

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Recent Reads: Witches and Werewolves and Heartbreakers

Recent Reads is feature here on the blog. The point is to feature books I've read recently in quick recap fashion with fun info-graphics. The info-graphics came from the Bookly app, which is a great app for bloggers. You can log quotes and thoughts and track your reading stats (and no I'm not paid for this, I just really like this app). Recently I dove into worlds of witches, werewolves, and heartbreakers.



Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

These are the authors I always pre-order for no matter what because they always deliver.


Monday, July 15, 2019

Mini Review: Pact With A Heartbreaker (Havenbrook #2.5) by: Brighton Walsh

Release Date: July 11, 2019
Goodreads | Amazon
Source: I received a complementary copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"Mackenna Haven is desperate to leave Havenbrook, Mississippi behind. After spending her whole life under the thumb of her overbearing father, she's ready for the freedom college will bring. Especially if that freedom means spending more time with her best friend…and unrequited love.

Hudson Miller's been the man of the house since his dad died nearly ten years ago. The only escape he has from those responsibilities is the stolen moments when he’s with Kenna. As much as he wants to tell her he’s been in love with her for years, the red X looming on his calendar could change everything between them.

A week before school starts, Hudson proposes a trip away with Mackenna as one last weekend together before college responsibilities creep in. Except it could be one last weekend together, period. Because the secret he's been keeping from her could tear them apart forever."

My Thoughts:

In a short amount of pages, Brighton Walsh managed to rip my heart out of my chest. I have loved Mac in the other books in this series, but now I just absolutely adore her. Her and Hudson just became my favorites of this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on their full length novel. Friends to more is one of my favorite tropes and Mac and Hudson are everything I love about that trope. They have such great banter and are so much fun together and then their chemistry is off the charts. But this novella is not the end of their story and I just cannot wait to see what happens with them years down the line. These two are going to have so much to work out and I know it’s not going to be easy but I also know Brighton Walsh will deliver a sweet and funny and witty and hot as hell read and I simply cannot wait. If you’ve already started this series you have got to get your hands on this novella and if you haven’t started the series yet then you can dive right into this novella since its technically a prequel to the first book… either way this is a short and steamy and heartbreaking read that is not to be missed.

Friday, July 12, 2019

On My Shelf: Devils & Thieves by: Jennifer Rush

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.


This one sounds so fantastic! I remember being so excited for this one but then of course I just never had the time to read it. Also still love the cover.

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Book Review: Girl On A String by: Leah Montgomery

Release Date: July 10, 2019
Goodreads | Amazon
Source: I received a complementary copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.

"Keeping up with the perfect life isn’t easy, and Emma Kramer Sterling has the perfect life. She has wealth, status, and a husband that's the envy of every woman. Sure, she has to self-medicate occasionally, but who in her circle doesn’t?

But Emma’s life isn’t nearly as perfect as she thought. In fact, it’s a house of cards, and it’s getting ready to come tumbling down.

A frightened woman in need of help shows up at Emma’s door. Emma leaves the room and, when she returns, the woman and her child are gone. There is no evidence that they were there, but Emma knows what she saw. Doesn’t she?

She might’ve been able to convince her friends and family, and even herself, of the truth if that had been the only incident. But it wasn’t. It was only the first.

In a few short weeks, Emma goes from belle of the ball to social outcast. Everyone in her life thinks she’s crazy. And they might not be wrong. The Kramers have a secret after all, and Emma could be following in her grandmother’s footsteps.

Murder was never part of the deal before.

But it is now."

My Thoughts:

Leah Montgomery delivers a wonderful debut with Girl On A String. This is a story of a woman who has had her entire life controlled and what finally happens when she no longer wants to be controlled. It’s addictive and engaging and nearly impossible to put down.

My absolute favorite thing about this book is Emma and how unreliable she is as a narrator. I adore her but as a narrator you can’t trust everything and I love that and I find it so fascinating. I love books with unreliable narrators and Leah Montgomery absolutely nails it. It’s so well done and you feel as if you are experiencing everything right alongside Emma. I also just loved her journey. She is so much more than the front she puts up and I think she’s fantastic.

This book delivered so many twists and turns. I thought I had it pegged. I thought I knew what was going on and oh man was I so wrong and I was taken so off guard. But once everything came to light it just all clicked into place and was awesome.

All in all, Girl On A String is an amazing read and an engaging and addictive psychological thriller. This book gets in your head and under your skin in the best way. I highly recommend.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Recent Reads: Werewolves and Vampires and Thrillers

Recent Reads is feature here on the blog. The point is to feature books I've read recently in quick recap fashion with fun info-graphics. The info-graphics came from the Bookly app, which is a great app for bloggers. You can log quotes and thoughts and track your reading stats (and no I'm not paid for this, I just really like this app). Recently I dove into worlds of werewolves, vampires, and thrillers.




Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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