Monday, July 16, 2018

In Pursuit of Charity review and tour blitz, Alexandria Sure

I'm not quite sure what to make of this book. The subject matter makes for uncomfortable reading, but I'm sure that's the point. However at times I felt it was overdone. Alexis is a big girl, we get it, but it started to grate on me that it was repeatedly mentioned. Linc says it's not an issue, which I agree for him it isn't, but it just keeps coming up.
Also, I feel like this story is half formed. We dive straight in, with no real intro into who Linc is or anything, so I felt like I never really knew him. Or Alexis for that matter.
And the ending just didn't make sense to me and I'm not crazy on the cliffhanger.

Overall, I'm not taken with this book. I wanted to, I think this subject matter needs to be written about more, but I just don't think it was done well. 📖📖📖




Title: In The Pursuit of Charity
Series: Prequel to Credence Woods
Author: Alexandria Sure
Genre: NA College/Sports Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2017
He expected her to recognize him.
He expected her to be seduced by his charms.
He expected her to fall for him.
Expectations are a funny thing …
When his parents named him Herbert Lincoln James, they already had expectations that Linc would attend an ivy league university and go into politics. Linc didn't. As captain of his swim team, he was expected to win the big relay to carry his swim team to the state championship for the first time in decades. Linc didn’t. Society expected him to walk past her. He couldn’t.
She expected him to see through her.
She expected him to make her into a joke.
She expected him to be cruel.
Expectations are a funny thing …
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Crew cover reveal, Tijan

TIJAN

CREW

YA (1st in series)



Summary:
To survive where I live, you have two options. 
You can be a Normal—a cheerleader, jock, member of the debate team, or on the yearbook committee. You pretend everything is normal. 

Or you can be crew. 
You insult us? We hurt you. 
You hurt us? We really hurt you. 
And if you f*ck with us, we will end you. 

My name is Bren. 
I’m the only female in the Wolf Crew—the best, fiercest, and most dangerous crew there is—and we have a rule: There's no falling in love. 

Well… too late.

**Full-length novel. First book in a YA Series. This book is dark, violent, and not for the faint of heart.*


Links

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Paperback: preorder will be up soon! 

Date August 27
This is 100% a new series from TIJAN. All new characters in the Tijanverse and is intended for mature audiences only.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Accidentals review and release blitz, Sarina Bowen.

YWow. This book was emotional, but it was great. I loved the storyline. It had ups, it had downs, it had angst. It had everything you needed. I would have, however, liked a bit more confrontation. I think everything, and there were some heavy subjects, that really needed an explosive confrontation.
I liked Jake and Aurora, they were great lights.
Frederick started out great for me, then majorly skipped in my opinion. The way he went about things just didn’t sit right to me. I know it’s symptomatic of how he always handled things, but after how he was at the start, it didn’t sit well with me.
Rachel was strange for me. I couldn’t get a read on her, which may have been the point, but I found it frustrating. There were so many times I wanted her to rage and instead she whimpered. I wanted a strong female lead and Rachel wasn’t it. I know she’s been through some stuff, but her anger could’ve stiffened her. Angry Rachel needed to make a bigger apparence.

At the end of the day though, this was a solid book, if not quite everything I was wanting. 📖📖📖📖


Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

Coming July 10th

SUMMARY

A YA novel from USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first classticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost. 

Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul.
There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love. 

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.




LINKS
Amazon Global Link: http://geni.us/ACCAmazon 


https://www.instagram.com/sarina.bowen/

Excerpt:


After the last course—chocolate mousse—the three of us go tripping back across the cold lawn in the dark, Aurora in the lead. I’m the tiniest bit tipsy and wearing heels. So naturally I stumble on a frozen clod of snow and nearly fall. But Jake catches my hand to steady me. “Thanks,” I breathe.
Curiously, his warm fingers remain curled around mine until we reached the door of Habernacker.
I try not to feel ridiculously excited about it.
He lets go when we all reach the third floor. When Aurora opens the door, he follows us inside until we all collapse on the S.L.O., with me in the center.
“Oh! I forgot to steal my plate,” I realize.
“Me too.” Aurora sighs.
Jake reaches into his jacket and pulls out a plate. 
“Well done, Mr. Jake!” Aurora laughs. “The party in the annex starts in fifteen minutes.” She heaves herself off the squishy couch. “I have time to redo my makeup.” 
I watch her walk over to the stereo, where my phone is already ensconced, and turn on our Christmas playlist. Then she grabs her makeup bag off her desk and leaves the room.
When the door clicks shut, neither Jake nor I speak for a moment. The low chords of a Straight No Chaser song play through our little speakers.
Suddenly, it’s awkward. We’ve been circling each other for a while now—since the night he was trying to be nice and I wrecked it.
“You’re probably sick of a cappella by now,” I say, just to find something to talk about.
But Jake turns slowly toward me and says something unexpected. “Rachel, I need to ask you a question.”
My stomach does a little flip flop, and I turn to face those blue eyes I love so much. “What?” I whisper.
“Well…” He clears his throat. There is a very long pause, during which I hold my breath. “Will you come skiing some time?”
I exhale. “I guess so?” Another beat of silence passes. “That was your big question?” I ask, feeling like I’ve missed something.
His color deepens. “Well, no. I just…” His brow furrows, as if he’s trying to explain some point of astronomy. I love his look of concentration. I’ve missed it.
Jake’s blue eyes lock on mine, and I see how our own orbits might finally collide. This time, I will not send the moment winging back into space. Instead, I lean an almost imperceptible degree in his direction. 
And that’s all it takes.
Reaching up, Jake cups his hand to the side of my face. I’m still processing the sweet touch of his fingers when he leans in farther, his lips brushing the sensitive corner of my mouth. His eyes are tentative, seeking permission. My heart thuds with expectation.
And then—finally—Jake kisses me for real. We come together the way a well-timed drummer kicks into the chorus of a song—swiftly, and without hesitation. 
We broke apart a moment later, eyeing each other while I try not to smile. “Can I do that again?” he asks, his voice rough. “That was my real question.”
“Well, since you asked so nicely…”
Jake makes a low noise of approval, then draws me closer. I reach up for the back of his neck, my fingers grazing that golden patch of skin I’ve always wanted to touch. He kisses me again, his arm finding the velvet waist of my dress and encircling me. 
My heart flutters, but not from fear. Warm lips tease mine gently apart. And when his tongue tangles with mine, I lose myself.
He tastes like champagne. Everything is wild and sweet, until the moment Aurora’s voice rings out. “Ay, caramba!”
I feel an unwelcome rush of cool air between us as Jake retreats. 
“I did say I was going into the bathroom, right? And not on a trip to Fiji?”
Neither of us says a word; we only look sheepishly at Aurora.
“Just to be clear, now I’m ducking into the bedroom for my coat, which only takes a second.” She steps into the bedroom, and I hear the rustling of fabric. Then she peers dramatically around the door frame. “Good listening! Now I’m going to the party. Will I see you both there? Don’t answer that. We’ll speak later.”
Jake laughs. “Sorry, Aurora.”
“I’ve seen worse.” She departs, the door closing behind her.
And now I’m self-conscious. Rising, I decide to fiddle with the music playlist. “Do you want to go to the party?”
“I’ll go. But I’m not great at parties. It’s all shouting over the music, drinking warm beer out of a plastic cup.”
“Then let’s not.” My fingers shake as I adjust the volume. I go back over to the sofa and sit down.
“So.” He clears his throat. “Where are you going for break?” As he asks, he takes one of my hands in his, massaging my palm with his thumb. 
His light touch is so distracting that I almost forget to answer. “Kansas City,” I manage. “To meet my grandfather for the very first time.”
“Um, what?” He squeezes my hand.
So I tell Jake the embarrassing highlights of my weird story—that I hadn’t met Frederick until this past summer. 
“Wow. I’m sorry,” he says.
“Don’t be.”
“I guess I’m not that offended now that you wouldn’t introduce me. If the normal waiting period is seventeen years.”
My laugh begins with an unladylike snort. Ah, well. “With me it’s just all soap opera, all the time. Believe it or not, a year ago I was really a boring person.”
“I don’t see how.” He regards me with darting eyes. “You look beautiful tonight.”
“It’s Aurora’s dress,” I whisper.
But Jake doesn’t seem to care. He slips his arms around my waist. Scooting closer, he slides his lips from my forehead, down my nose and onto my mouth. And we begin again.



Friday, July 6, 2018

The Chase cover reveal, Elle Kennedy

THE CHASE
(Briar U, Book 1)


Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against himIt doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.
And that his best friend has a crush on me.
And that I just moved in with them.
Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?
I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to startI’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and anuncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?
He knows where to find me.


Boy Toy cover reveal, Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby

Boy Toy
By
Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Summary
A new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!

Liam
The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I’m still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I’ve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can’t wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie
I’ve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don’t have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He’s everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls. 

I can’t possibly get involved with him. He’s too young for me. Too handsome. But he’s so persuasive...



Links

 Amazon: http://geni.us/BTamazon 
 iBookshttp://geni.us/BTibooks 
 Nook: http://geni.us/BTnook  
 Kobo: http://geni.us/BTkobo 


Sarina Bowen


Tanya Eby


Olympian Dhallenger review, Astrid Arditi

i really liked this book. It was a great mix of urban and fantasy, and a nice touch of mythology. I really enjoyed the romance aspects, as well as the world building and strong series opener. The characters were strong and likeable, a solid read. 📖📖📖📖

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Want you review and release blitz, Jen Frederick

Oh wow! This book, despite its heavy subject matter and tone, was so beautiful.
Leka is incredible. So loving, so protective, everything I look for in a book boyfriend (and a real one of such men exist). 
Bitsy is just so sweet. And strong. I loved that she didn’t take any shit. 
I know this is probably going to be marketed as a taboo book, or be slammed because it’s a taboo book, but I don’t believe it is. It’s a story of growth, of two people who are in horrible situations trying to make the best of it. I don’t think there’s anything taboo about Leka and Bitsy’s relationship, it grows and changes as they do.

I loved this book, I think you should read this book, but I get it may not be for everyone. 📖📖📖📖📖


WANT YOU
By 
New York Times Bestselling Author Jen Frederick


This will be exclusive to Kindle Unlimited – On Sale July 1st

Please use the Goodreads link for now: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40419592-want-you

Jen Links:
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenFrederick/ 




Summary:


Bitsy

I might be only nineteen, but I know what I want. It’s Leka Moore. I don’t care that he took me in when he was barely more than a kid himself. I don’t care that he raised me. I don’t care everyone thinks being with him is wrong. I know we belong together, and the only person I need to convince is him. 

Leka

I found her in the corner of a dark alley. If I hadn’t taken her with me, she would’ve died that night—or maybe worse. Before I knew it, she became the light in my dark life, the haven from the madness. I watched her grow up. I tried to teach her right from wrong. Now that she’s an adult, I’m feeling things that no good man should ever feel. But then…I’ve never been a good man. I have a chance at redemption by saving her from the greatest danger of all—me.