Nov 18, 2015

Short, Sweet & To The Point Reviews

Welcome to another edition of Short, Sweet and to the Point Reviews! I wasn't planning on doing another one of these so soon but I'm just struggling writing reviews lately. There are some books that I've loved but really can't put my feels in to words but then there are books that I only felt 'meh' about and honestly, don't know how much time I wanted to waste on writing a review. So short & sweet are what they're getting.

This edition I am featuring: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman, The Rose Society by Marie Lu, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway and a few words to get you excited about some 2016 books that I've loved (Starflight, The Mirror King & Truthwitch).

Nov 16, 2015

Cover Reveal: Inspire & Inflict by @CoraCarmack @InkSlingerPR

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the dual cover reveal for Cora Carmack’s Muse Series! INSPIRE and INFLICT are New Adult Paranormal Romance novels and are book 1 and 2 in the Muse Series. INFLICT is due to be released in January 2016! These beautiful covers were designed by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design. Be sure to grab your copy of INSPIRE today!

Nov 10, 2015

Cover Reveal: A Lovestruck Freshman by Caroline DeJong

A Lovestruck Freshman
These Four Years Book # 1
By- Caroline DeJong
Genre- NA Romance
Published By- Booktrope Editions
Expected Publication Date- December 10th

Eighteen-year-old Sophie Shelton has left behind her comfortable, naive life in Kissimmee, Florida for a startling awakening at the University of Miami. When she begins college, she’s determined to concentrate on her education and future career as a writer. However, her life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself thrust into a world she never knew existed.
Immersed completely in a world of sex, love, and cutthroat Greek life, she finds herself dating the freshman quarterback, yet developing feelings for his best friend. Her own best friend advises Sophie to stop leading the two guys on, but she finds that her heart is torn. She knows her path could go either way based upon a seemingly simple choice. Who does her heart belong to? Will she be able to make the choice?
Freshman Year, book one in the These Four Years series, will cause you to fall in love with the angst and joy of college, and understand the difficulty of Sophie’s predicament at the center of a love triangle.

Nov 9, 2015

Harper Teen Winter 2016 Tour: Sword and Verse by @kathys_quill { @HarperTeen @EpicReads }

Y'all. I'm so excited to be here presenting you with this exciting Winter 2016 title with HarperCollins. Like. Seriously. This is one of my most anticipated books of 2016 and I'm hoping it's one of yours, as well. Oh, and did I mention . . . she's a local author. Baltimore representing, hon!

Swore and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen; 384 pages
Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

Oct 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Gabriel by @Styclar {Review & Giveaway}

Gabriel (The Styclar Saga #2)

by Nikki Kelly

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Release Date: October 27th 2015


The handsome Angel from Lailah gets center stage in this continuation of Wattpad sensation Nikki Kelly’s romantic and action-packed series about mortals, vampires, and angels.

Gabriel is an Angel Descendant. He's also an ally to a generation of vampires who want to break away from the demon who controls them. His faith in the power of good over evil wavers, however, when he discovers that Lailah, the woman he considers his only true love, may be both angel and demon. Is their love enough to overcome the dark forces who are ready to go to war with Gabriel, the vampire Jonah, and the angel and vampire forces? And can Gabriel compete with Jonah, who is also in love with Lailah?

Once again, Nikki Kelly looks deeply into the heart and soul of good and evil to create a romantic, action-packed reading adventure.

Oct 8, 2015!

I'm sure you've all seen how little we've been posting this year versus previous years, right? We actually thought about fully taking a hiatus but then I realized that I couldn't fully quit for awhile. Instead, we scaled our posting back quite a bit. Sana has taken a fully hiatus, as did Ashley. I posted on occasion, especially when I had blog tour obligations but we've got news!

Not only are we ready to come back to blogging but we've brought on two new faces! I'd like to welcome my friends Jean and Kathy to the blog. This is their first time blogging and reviewing but they're excited to try their hand at it. I'm so excited to have more friends join me in this journey and I'm also grateful to have more people willing to help out this page.

That being said, I've still been in a bit of a funk for reading this year. I'm not sure what it is that's causing it, which scares me. I normally read 110+ books a year and this year, I'll be lucky if I hit 50.

I'm hoping to get this blog more active by the end of the year but if we don't, 2016 will be a new year for us. We're have a few weekly post ideas that we're going to give a shot plus having more people on board to review and share their love for reviews. We also plan to bring back write ups for any events we attend, like book signings, conferences or even comic con.

On the negative side, I will be doing less giveaways. I'm really clamping down on my spending as I have things I want to save for and this is one thing I'm doing to help myself do just that. That doesn't mean I won't be doing them; it just means there will be less of them. I used to give away a lot of ARCs with a review - that will rarely happen. Instead, I'll probably be leaning more toward bigger giveaways. Box of books (which is cheaper than sending one book at a time) for US winners. Maybe international giveaways might be a book of choice from book depository every once in awhile. Unfortunately, signed books will most likely be only US because of international fees. Doesn't mean I won't ever do international signed book giveaways but it will be rare.

So, in the coming months, I hope that this blog is a bit more active. 2015 has been a rough year for most of us and I hope you all understand. I'm sorry the blog's been neglected but it takes the back seat to our lives and our jobs. We want to thank the publishers for understanding and still working with us; we want to thank the readers who still visit us and support us - you mean a lot to us. When I started this blog, I didn't have high hopes because I'm not that interesting of a person; I didn't think anyone would care about my opinion.

Thank you. And we'll be seeing more of each other VERY soon!

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