Thursday, February 25, 2016

We Were Here by Daisy Prescott blog tour

In the 90s …
texting involved paper and a pen …
… our selfies were Polaroids ...
… our favorite music was on mix tapes.
Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic.
We were friends and lovers.
We thought we knew everything.
We knew nothing.
We were here.
Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. This book can be read as a standalone.
"This story has it all! Just like a mixed tape; we get a dose of steamy romance, angsty ballads and sweet love songs woven together in a compelling, heartwarming and sometimes heartwrenching journey of self-exploration." Helena Hunting, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

RoomHate by Penelope Ward Excerpt + Giveaway

Swoon-worthy Justin Banks is FINALLY HERE in

 RoomHate by Penelope Ward!  

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward comes a new standalone novel.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Review: Ink & Lies by S.L.Jennings

Ink & Lies
S.L. Jennings
249 pages
***** Stars

From International Best Selling Romance Novelist, Hope Hughes, comes a gripping, heartfelt tale of two lovers, fighting for the freedom to...

No. Scratch that. Too cheesy.

...two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in...

WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.

...two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it's all lies!
I'm not Hope Hughes. I'm not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I'm not even a woman.
I'm a liar.
And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make her believe them. Because maybe--just maybe--if she can find the soul within my words, she'll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.
You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.
This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.
The one I'm still writing.

There are very few times when I read a book and have to stop and just take a breath at the end of it.   There are very few books that can make me experience every single emotion known to man in the span of 250 pages.   But that's exactly what Ink & Lies did.  I laughed, I got angry, I yearned, I had the heart clenches and I loved.  I loved this story!  There's no in-depth, twisted, mind-fu$&ing going on here.  It's an average story about your average boy & girl and there seemingly average friendship. What makes it extraordinary  is the glaringly obvious fact that this boy loves this girl and he doesn't even realize it.  What drew me into this story, into these characters lives is being able to see their love and live it while simultaneously getting a narration of their evolving relationship.  I'm not sure if I'm doing the book or author justice when I say that so I guess I'll just say that it was good, reeallll good!

Read Along! Suspicious by Elizabeth Reyes + Giveaway


What happened in chapter 24 - the epilogue?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Review: Tell the Wind & Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Tell the Wind and Fire
Sarah Rees Brennan
368 pages
Published by Clarion Books
** Stars

Tell the Wind & Fire is about a young girl called Lucie who lives in a New York very different from the New York we know: the city is torn between two very different kinds of magic, and Lucie’s own family was torn apart years ago by that conflict. Lucie wears magic rings and carries a burden of guilt she can’t share with anyone.

The light in her life is her sweetheart boyfriend Ethan, but it turns out Ethan has a secret too: a soulless doppelganger created by dark magic, who has to conceal the face identical to Ethan’s with a hood fastened by a collar nobody but a Light magician with magical rings can take off… and who introduces himself to both of them by, for reasons nobody can understand, saving Ethan’s life…

It's hard to perfect the Urban Fantasy genre.  The characters, story and plot need to be well thought out and developed in order for me to be fully engrossed and captivated.  Tell the Wind and Fire was an...interesting story.   It's supposed to be a take on A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens but to me it felt more like a mash up of The Hunger Games and Divergent.   I had a challenging time relating to our heroine Lucie in any capacity.  And at some points I even thought she was a tad whiny and emo with all her self loathing.

Monday, February 8, 2016

RoomHate by Penelope Ward Pre-Order + Excerpt

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Faking It by j.d. hollyfield giveaway + teaser

I'm so excited to bring to you guys a new novel by the talented Ms. J.D. Hollyfield! If you're like me and you like sweet romance then keep reading for a teaser.  Thank you for joining me on the tour and don't forget to enter the giveaway! 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

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