The Matchmaker’s Replacement

The Matchmaker’s Replacement

Wow, this is like the third Van Dyken book I’ve reviewed in the last month. She’s going to think I’m a creepy stalker. I’m really not (Promise). I’m just catching up on all the reviews that need to be written that are piling up next to the stack of books in my TBR list that need to be read. Okay, so confession time. As much as I love Rachel Van Dyken’s work, and as much as I loved the first book in the Wingmen Inc series, I wasn’t hyped for this book. Why? Lex. As soon as I learned there […]

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Feature Friday: Dear Reader

Feature Friday: Dear Reader

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Expected publication: May 9th, 2017 by Flatiron Books   Summary per Goodreads…     Gilmore Girls with magical realism! Dear Reader is an original, poignant modern-day take on Wuthering Heights, as a high school senior searches for her teacher and meets a boy who may just be Heathcliff come to life     For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School at is her […]

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The Boyfriend App

The Boyfriend App

I picked up The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise on a whim. I was browsing my local library’s Overdrive account, looking for another book, and it popped up in the “suggested for you” area. It sounded fun and different so I decided to give it a try. It’s the first book of Ms. Sise’s that I’ve read. I was expecting a cutesy, swoony romance. I was pleasantly surprised when the story turned out to be about a high school girl who was somewhat of a hacking genius. Awesome. Yes, there was a romance, but it was surprisingly light. The majority […]

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Monday Music and MEME 4-17-17

Monday Music and MEME 4-17-17

  It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit!   Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week of right!   My Music…   From the playlist of […]

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Feature Friday: Given To The Sea

Feature Friday: Given To The Sea

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Expected publication: April 11th, 2017 by Putnam’s Children’s   Summary per Goodreads…   Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce […]

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The Matchmaker’s Playbook

The Matchmaker’s Playbook

I know I’m going to sound like a broken record, but you just can’t go wrong with a Rachel Van Dyken book. Seriously. I don’t even bother reading the blurbs. I just grab the book and dive in. And I haven’t read one I didn’t like. The Matchmaker’s Playbook… what to say. First, I really liked that the story was told from the male POV. I haven’t braved writing too much from the male perspective, so I like reading anything from the male POV. And Ian Hunter’s mind is a virtual playground. He’s smug, cocky, confident, funny, and sexy as […]

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Monday music and meme

Monday music and meme

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week of right! My Music… From the playlist of a current WIP, here’s […]

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Bellamy and the Haunting

Bellamy and the Haunting

The intrigue and romance from BELLAMY AND THE BRUTE continue in a fast-paced novella that catches up with unlikely soul mates Bellamy and Tate as they embark on their new life together. BELLAMY AND THE HAUNTING by Alicia Michaels releases on April 15, 2017! Check out the cover below, then go pre-order your copy today! Pre-Order Today! AMAZON / NOOK / iBOOKS / KOBO / GOOGLE PLAY Praise for Bellamy & the Brute Bellamy and the Brute is no Disney fairy tale! Alicia Michaels has woven in murder, mystery, and ghosts in her haunting twist on Beauty and the Beast. […]

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Feature Friday: Alex, Approximately

Feature Friday: Alex, Approximately

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Simon Pulse   Summary per Goodreads…   In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.   Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in […]

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Play

Play

Play by Piper Lawson was sweet, sexy, and a little bit geeky. I’ve read a few books lately with game developers as the main character. I like that type of story line. I find it interesting. Maybe because it’s so foreign to me.   Max is obsessed with his business and the games he develops, almost to a fault. His head is stuck so far into code, he sometimes misses what is happening in life around him. Until Payton. She unhinges him—in the best possible way.   “…You’re my escape, Payton. You’re the good place I get to go when […]

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Monday Music and MEME 4-3-17

Monday Music and MEME 4-3-17

  Happy Monday, everyone! It’s time for another round of music and a MEME. I’m sharing mine. Share yours in the comments below (or link to your blog) and brighten someone’s Monday!   My Music…   From a contemporary romance WIP’s playlist, here’s Passenger’s Let Her Go…     My MEME…   I’m a huge advocate of organ and tissue donation. April is National Donate Life Month. If organ and tissue donation is something you’d like to do, please make your family aware of your choice so they can honor your wishes. If donation isn’t something you’ve planned for, now […]

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Feature Friday: Planet Middle School

Feature Friday: Planet Middle School

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama   Expected publication: April 4th, 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company It happens to every parent. One day, you have a sweet son or daughter who loves to snuggle on the couch and who puts a smile on your face just by walking into the room. The next day, it’s as if someone left the door open and let […]

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Cover Reveal: Smoke and Mirrors

Cover Reveal: Smoke and Mirrors

  I’m excited to reveal the cover for the third book in the Ever Chace Chronicles by Susan Harris. Find out why readers are raving over THE EVER CHACE CHRONICLES!   Start this series for FREE with book one: SKIN AND BONES. Then grab a discounted pre-order deal of $2.99 this week only on book three!   Smoke And Mirrors (book three) PRE-ORDER HERE at the sale price of $2.99. Available May 29, 2017 from Crimson Tree Publishing Dr. Ever Chace’s life is anything but boring. She thought growing up human in a supernatural world was strange, but things heat up when she […]

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Forbidden Dance

Forbidden Dance

There are very few authors whose books I’ll read without looking at the synopsis first. Very seldom will I pick up a book based on the author’s name alone. Deanna Roy is the exception. I’ve read multiple books written by her (and her alter egos Annie Winters and JJ Knight). If I see a book authored by her… Done. Don’t need the synopsis. Just grab my tea or hot chocolate, download the book, and start reading.  And, oh yeah, fall in love with the story. That’s a given.     Forbidden Dance, the first book in Deanna Roy’s new Lover’s […]

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Monday music and memes

Monday music and memes

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s time for another round of music and a MEME. I’m sharing mine. Share yours in the comments below (or link to your blog) and make someone smile!   My Music…   From a NA romance WIP’s playlist, here’s a song from David Cook.         My MEME…     Yeah, I’m fearless like that.   Have a great week!                

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Feature Friday: After You Left

Feature Friday: After You Left

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   After You Left Expected publication: April 1st, 2017 by Lake Union Publishing   Goodread’s Synopsis:   You want to know what the worst thing is? It’s not the embarrassment, or the looks on people’s faces when I tell them what happened. It isn’t the pain of him not being there—loneliness is manageable. The worst thing is not knowing why.   When Justin walks out on Alice on their honeymoon, with no explanation apart from a […]

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Cheater

Cheater

There aren’t many authors I have on pre-order. In fact, I can count them on one hand. But Rachel Van Dyken is one of them. And Cheater, her newest release and the first book in the Curious Liaison’s series, is a perfect example of why.   Okay, I should start by saying I hated Lucas Thorn. I mean, we know from the title of the book what kind of guy he is, right? Then we flip it over (which, admittedly, I didn’t do until after I’d purchased the book because I’m fearless that way) and our worst fears are not […]

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Monday music and memes

Monday music and memes

  It’s Monday and you know what that means, right? Music and MEMEs (love those!). I’ve got a song from one of my all time favorite artists today. I think he would have done great things in the world of music had his life not ended so tragically short.   Here are my picks. Don’t forget to share yours below!   My Music…   The awesomely talented Michael Johns whose songs are on many of my playlists. Here’s one of my favorites.     Oh, and I can’t share a Michael John’s song without this one. ‘Cuz, it’s just… wow. […]

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Feature Friday: The Breaking Light

Feature Friday: The Breaking Light

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The Breaking Light   Expected publication: April 1st, 2017 by Skyscape Goodread’s Synopsis:     In a stratified society where contact with the sun is a luxury reserved for the elite, those kept prisoner in the darkness will do anything to find the light. Arden—beautiful, street-smart, and cynical—is one of the citizens of the lowest Level, known as Undercity, of an off-world colony. A blackout band traps Arden in her district, but as sister […]

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Monday music and memes

Monday music and memes

Chase away the Monday blues with a little music and MEMEs to pick up your spirit and tickle your funny bone. Don’t forget to share yours in the comments below (or link to your post)!   Here are my picks for the week:   My Music…     One to get your toes tappin’, from the playlist of one of the books in The Stock Series.     My MEME…       According to my son, who is homeschooled, I am this mean. Yeah, he may be right. Why? Because he had a big head when he was a […]

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Feature Friday: Blood Rose Rebellion

Feature Friday: Blood Rose Rebellion

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Blood Rose Rebellion   Expected publication: March 28th, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads:     The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.   Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by […]

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Tell Me Three Things

Tell Me Three Things

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum… well, I’m going to tell you three things.   First, I almost didn’t read the book because the anniversary of my dad’s death was just seventeen days ago, (at the time I’m writing this review) and I didn’t know if I was emotionally up to reading a story about a girl who’d lost her mother. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to review it objectively. I’m so, so glad I read the book. Even though Jessie is sixteen and I’m, well, not, I could still relate to her. Her character is real. She’s […]

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Monday music and memes

Monday music and memes

It’s that time again… chase away the Monday blues with some music and MEMEs. Here are my picks for the week. Don’t forget to share yours below (or link to your post)!     My Music…   This song is from the playlist of a current WIP titled, The Stock. I love it. I know it’s one of those songs that’s played and replayed and then played again until people are almost sick of it. But, it has such an awesome message. I play it loud and sing along with it when I take my girls to school in the […]

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Feature Friday: Forbidden Dance

Feature Friday: Forbidden Dance

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Forbidden Dance   Expected publication: March 28th, 2017 by Casey Shay Press   Synopsis:   She was hidden from the world. Then he arrived. An emotional new novel from six-time USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy   For four years, I’ve lived in almost total seclusion. Homeschooled, forbidden from social media, seeing no one other than the dancers at Dreamcatcher Academy, where I teach ballet to little girls in wheelchairs.   Then Blitz […]

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The Bachelor Auction

The Bachelor Auction

You just can’t go wrong with Rachel Van Dyken. I’ve read a few of her books. Unfortunately, not all of my reviews survived the migration from Blogger to WordPress, but that’s a different blog post. The point is, I’ve enjoyed all her books. And the Bachelor Auction was no exception.   First lines: He’s senile. Last night he asked if I believed in unicorns.   The Bachelor Auction is a modern day take on the Cinderella fairy tale. And while Van Dyken takes some liberties here and there, changing things a little to make the story work, it was very […]

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