Blogging Break Plus Scheduling Changes

Hi lovely followers,

I just wanted to give you a little update. I’ve decided to cut back a bit and take a break from blogging for a little while. I have had a hard time recently in finding my usual drive to write so it just makes sense to take some time and recharge – hence why I haven’t posted so much recently

I won’t be disappearing completely as I’ll still be posting a few reviews here and there but my regular weekly posts will be taking a bit of a back seat.  I’ll also be starting a full-time job in December so I really need to take some time to do some serious planning!

I think that’s all I need to say for now. I’ll post another update when I have made some solid decisions about going forward!

Until Next Time 🤓

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IT ENDS WITH US – Colleen Hoover

Synopsis  

SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.


More Details

Genre: NA
Page Length: 367
Characters: Lily, Ryle and Atlas
Publication Date: 2nd August 2016
Format: ebook


Review

This book has made me feel annoyed and depressed, no, it just pissed me off!

I grew up in a similar situation to Lilly so I know what it’s like witnessing your parenting getting abused and wishing like hell that they would leave. I completely understand teenage Lily, adult lily not so much.

To be blunt adult Lily is naïve and stupid. Who their right fucking mind decides that getting with a guy who says that they want to fuck you within the first 10 minutes is a good idea? This same guy has major commitment issues and is beating up a freaking garden chair. Hello, why weren’t your alarm bells ringing then? if that wasn’t bad enough a few weeks later he comes to her apartment and begs her for sex… seriously? The fact is that Lily does know what a good relationship looks like because she had one with Atlas! sure they were young and they didn’t do any of the traditional dating type stuff but he did treat her properly.

The fact is that Lily does know what a good relationship looks like because she had one with Atlas! sure they were young and they didn’t do any of the traditional dating type stuff but he did treat her properly.

I’m also seething about Ryles character, he has all the classic charming perpetrator traits but after the first incident where he hurts Lily he tells her he as an anger disorder that stems from childhood. I can only assume that he has IED (Intermittent Explosive Disorder) and that’s why he loses his temper, he then begs her to not leave and to help him. Which she buys hook line and sinker. I’m sorry but I’m not buying it,  I think that this was all part of his manipulation to get Lily to stay with him. I read another book (can’t remember the name of it) but the male protagonist had IED and he was nothing like Ryle, one he took responsibility for his actions and went and got help. What pissed me off the most is that it is never addressed in the book that he is using this as a manipulation tactic, so it just becomes a justification of why he’s abusive, when really it would have been more beneficial to readers to know that actually this is just another trait of a perpetrator.

I think this book could have been more, I thought it was a very cliché story of abuse. As it portrays a somewhat typical case of physical abuse but it doesn’t go into any depth about the emotional abuse. I feel that Lily we very emotionally manipulated by Ryle but the author never addresses this and that is one of the biggest let downs of the whole book. This books whole thing is that each person’s experience of abuse is different but Colleen Hoover has managed to tell the most cliché version of it you can think of. This book didn’t leave me feeling empowered or hopeful it just left a really bad taste.

My Rating:  1/5  🌟

 

 

 

Saving It by Monica Murphy: Release Day Blitz

Saving It by Monica Murphy

Release Date: November 6th, 2017

Genre: YA Romance

Saving It, an all-new YA romance from Monica Murphy is available NOW!

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Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…

Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.

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About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Saving it by Monica Murphy

Synopsis  

Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…

Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.


More Details

Genre: YA
Page Length: 241
Characters: Eden, Josh
Publication Date: 6th November 2017
Format: eArc


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for honest review.

Eden and Josh are best friends, Josh is still a virgin and decides that he needs to lose this by the end of senior year. He asks Eden to help him find a girl to do the deed with. But as the search goes on, they both start to question if the person they are looking for is closer than they think.

This story is written in the first person from both perspectives of Josh & Eden

Books like this one are the reason I love YA so much, the story was a great blend of romance, angst and the realization that what you think you want is always what you really want.

I thought the story was entertaining and flowed well. I enjoyed both the main characters. Josh and Eden are your typical teenage best friends, I thought their chemistry was great. The entire time I was reading this book I felt like it could be a really great teen movie, it reminded me of the classics from the 90s.

The Bottom Line:

This was a great story. If you love YA then I would recommend this book to you.

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My Rating:  4/5  🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


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The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey: Release Day

 

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, THE FORTUNATE ONES, is available now! Read a sneak peek below and be sure to pick up your copy today!

 About THE FORTUNATE ONES

At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I’m poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It’s not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk…

James Ashwood.

He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit.

Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too.

On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company.

“Come have a seat.”

Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild—but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise I’m not ready to keep.

When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesn’t want to go slow—he wants a commitment.

And the thing about the fortunate ones?

They’re used to getting what they want.

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Get a Sneak Peek of THE FORTUNATE ONES:

“I missed you today,” he says, his heated gaze lingering on my body.

I step back, and he follows.

He looks like he’s cornering his prey.

“Apparently not enough to make it to dinner,” I point out icily.

“I called the restaurant and told them I’d be late. Didn’t they tell you?”

I cross my arms and glance away.

“Brooke.” He steps closer and gently lifts my chin, forcing me to look back at him. “Fight with me tomorrow.”

I narrow my eyes, angry with him for shelving this discussion so casually. To him, it doesn’t matter that I sat in that restaurant alone, looking like a fool for nearly two hours. He’s brushing off my anger, stepping closer and forcing his way past my defenses.

“I think I’d like to talk about it now.”

I catch the beginning of a smirk just before he leans in to kiss my cheek.

“Are you sure there isn’t anything you’d rather be doing right now?”

He uncrosses my arms and brings them up over his shoulders then steps closer, towering over me. My arms tighten around his neck, but still, I turn away, keeping my mouth from him. His breath hits my neck and he pulls me taut against his hard body, growing more impatient with every moment I try to resist.

“Brooke,” he whispers huskily.

My eyes flutter closed as he bends and presses a kiss to my cheek, my chin, then lower, tipping my head back so he can reach the smooth recess at the nape of my neck. I shiver and he groans, obviously aware of what his touch is doing to me.


 

 

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass: Cover Reveal

Today Eliza Wass and Rockstar Book Tours
are revealing the cover for THE LIFE AND DEATH PARADE, which releases June 26,
2018! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win an ARC!

On to the reveal! 
 
 
Title: THE LIFE AND DEATH PARADE
Author: Eliza Wass
Pub. Date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover eBook
Pages: 256
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One year ago, Kitty’s boyfriend Nikki
Bramley visited a psychic who told him he had no future. Now, he’s dead.
With the Bramley family grieving in
separate corners of their home, Kitty sets out to find the psychic who read
Nikki his fate. Instead she finds Roan, an enigmatic boy posing as a medium who
belongs to the Life and Death Parade–a group of supposed charlatans that
explore, and exploit, the thin veil between this world and the next. A group
whose members include the psychic… and Kitty’s late mother.
Desperate to learn more about the group
and their connection to Nikki, Kitty convinces Roan to return to the Bramley
house with her and secures a position for him within the household. Roan
quickly ingratiates himself with the Bramleys, and soon enough it seems like
everyone is ready to move on. Kitty, however, increasingly suspects Roan knows
more about Nikki than he’s letting on. And when they finally locate the Life
and Death Parade, and the psychic who made that fateful prophecy to Nikki,
Kitty uncovers a secret about Roan that changes everything.
From rising star Eliza Wass comes a
sophisticated, mesmerizing meditation on the depths of grief and the magic of
faith. After all, it only works if you believe it.
 

About Eliza:

Eliza Wass is an author, journalist and
the wife of the late musician Alan Wass. Her debut novel, The Cresswell Plot,
was published in 2016 to critical acclaim by Disney-Hyperion. She has
contributed articles to The Guardian, Grazia, NME, Shortlist and THE FALL.

Her second book with Disney-Hyperion,
The Life and Death Parade, will be published in June 2018.
 
 

 

Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of THE LIFE AND DEATH PARADE (when they become available), US Only. Rafflecopter giveaway

Spooky Scary Book Tag

I came across this Tag on the Awkward Book Bloggers Blog and I knew it would be perfect to do for Halloween!

Let’s get started:

1. What goes bump into the night? Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth! My sister recommended this series to me but I didn’t realize just how creepy it was going to be!

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2. Jack O’ Lanterns and Classic Costumes – A book you always reach for during Halloween time.

Hmm, I don’t really have one, to be honest, I just pick whatever strikes my mood at the time.

3. Black Cats and Magic Mirrors – A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic

A Court of Mist and Fury!! There is much magic in this book! I absolutely love it!

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4. Witch’s Brew – Favorite witch character in any book/series.

This heard I don’t read that many books with Witches in them. I’d probably have to go with Manon Blackbeak from Throne of Glass because she is such a badass!

5. Ghouls and Ghosts – A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad)

Nocte mainly because it was just soooo weird and I still don’t know what I believe about the ending. If you’ve read it I’m sure you’ll know what I mean.

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6. Haunted Graveyard – You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard and you get ONE book to give you comfort. Which is it?

Shacking Up by Helena Hunting, because its light and funny and would distract me from being scared.

7. The Undead – Favorite supernatural creature to read about (ex. vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc.)

Do Fae count?? I’m making them count because I’m not overly fussed on the others and there is just something so magical about fae I could read books about them all day every day.

8. In the dead of night – Pick a book with a black cover

Rhapsodic, not only the cover black the book is amazing!

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That’s it! I’m not tagging anyone specific but do feel free to have a go yourselves!

Happy Halloween! 👻

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Enough – Danielle Norman

Synopsis  

ARIEL & KAYSON
Some things in life were inevitable; death, taxes, and lying, whoremongering men.
One woman would never be enough for one man.
So I traded in men for a Harley.
Nothing beats that kind of power between my legs.
Then I blinked.
And he was there.

Some things in life were inevitable; death, taxes, and badge bunnies willing to hop into my bed.
The only problem is I’m a one woman kind of man.
In my line of work, I’ve seen it all.
Nothing bothers me until I find a woman’s wrecked body.
When she blinked,
My world changed.

Forever doesn’t come close to giving me enough of her.


More Details

Genre: Romance
Page Length: 252
Characters: Ariel & Kayson
Publication Date: 2nd November  2017
Format: eBook


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for honest review.

Ariel has had it rough after her mum dies she moves to Orlando to make a fresh start. Things are going well until she is jumped by two thugs. Enter Kayson who her comes her ‘Knight in Shining Armour’

Kayson can’t stop thinking about the beautiful women who he saved, and makes it his mission to make her his.

This story was nothing like I expected to be, I mean that in a good way. As someone who doesn’t really read crimish books I was surprised at how much I ended up liking it. The story writing actually reminded me a little of Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This book is a great mix of romance, crime and smut.

The sex scenes in the story scorching! Ariel and Kayson have chemistry galore!

I really liked Kayson, he is from a fairly big Greek family, which was a refreshing change from the usual male leads that I have read recently. I thought it was really sweet that his made focus was to keep Ariel safe.

Ariel is a wannabe biker chick, I liked how feisty and independent she is and her group of biker girlfriends were pure joy to read.

The Bottom Line:

If you like your romance with a touch of crime/suspense then its really worth giving this book a go.

My Rating:  4/5  🌟🌟🌟🌟

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About the Author  

Danielle is a Harley riding romance writer. She loves jeans, T-shirts, and shoes (cowboy boots most of all).

She writes about men that will open the door for you during the day and throw you against them at night.

Her goal is to write books that make the reader laugh and fall in love without all of the emotional baggage faced every day in our real lives.

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Enough is out on the 2nd November 2017, pre-order here

 

He Love’s Me Knot: Cover Reveal!

Welcome to the cover reveal for He Love’s Me Knot by R C Boldt!

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Title: He Loves Me…KNOT
Author: RC Boldt

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Cover Me Darling

Release Date: November 14, 2017
Blurb
Sometimes love needs a
second chance…
I never
looked back after skipping out on my own wedding, even if it did leave me
estranged from most of my family. Eight years later, I have the life I’ve
always wanted. As an advertising account executive, my world is damn near
perfect.
Until I
come face-to-face with my past. With the man I once loved. The man who holds my
future in his hands. The man who’s hell-bent on getting even with me for
leaving him at the altar.
Even with
all the unfinished business between us, I still love Knox Montgomery. The only
problem?
He loves
me…KNOT.
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Author Bio

 

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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