Cover Reveal: Second Window

Cover Reveal: Second Window

I’m a little late posting this, but I wanted to share because I really like the cover. This is the first title from Clean Teen Publishing’s new imprint: CTP Pulse. THE SECOND WINDOW by Erica Kiefer Publisher: CTP Pulse Expected Publication: December 5, 2017  A young adult mystery brimming with romance and betrayal, The Second Window is loaded with twists you’ll never see coming! As her senior year flies by on cruise control, seventeen-year-old Olivia Cole yearns for excitement—something her upscale private school no longer provides. Her job as a grocery store bagger isn’t much help…until the day she has […]

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New Release!

New Release!

Happy Book Birthday to M.E. Rhines! Rhines’ novel, Sink, released July 31st. Sink is the second novel in the Mermaid Royalty Series. Obedience has always been a matter of survival for sixteen-year-old mermaid princess Pauline. Her mother is the tyrannical Queen Calypso, who rules the kingdom of Atargatis with an iron trident. To utter one word against her would mean banishment—or worse—so Pauline bites her tongue and minds her manners. But on the eve of her sister’s merling-shower, all of that is about to change. Confronted with the truth about what happens to the human men who are betrothed to […]

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Monday Music and Memes

Monday Music and Memes

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 off right! My Music… From the Milayna’s Angel playlist: Evanescence’s Together Again […]

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Feature Friday: Kissing Max Holden

Feature Friday: Kissing Max Holden

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: August 1st, 2017 by Swoon Reads Summary per Goodreads… Kissing Max Holden was a terrible idea… After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn’t himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help him, but she doesn’t know how. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows that she shouldn’t let him kiss her. But she can’t resist, and when they’re caught in the act by her dad, […]

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Tied to His Betrayal

Tied to His Betrayal

Tied to His Betrayal is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy’s Dirty Little Secrets series. I received an ARC from the publisher for review. I have not read the first book in the series, but it didn’t really have an impact on my enjoyment or understanding of Tied to His Betrayal. However, because of the way it ends (there’s a plot line left open), readers will probably want to read book two before book three in the series. The books are companion books—each book telling the story of one of the characters in the group of […]

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Monday Music and MEMEs: Nickelback’..

Monday Music and MEMEs: Nickelback’s Edge of a Revolution

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 off right! My Music… From The Dissident’s (a WIP) playlist: Nickelback’s Edge […]

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Feature Friday: Lucky in Love

Feature Friday: Lucky in Love

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: July 25th, 2017 by Scholastic Summary per Goodreads… In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture. Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment — She wins! In a […]

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Monday Music and MEME: James Blunt’..

Monday Music and MEME: James Blunt’s Cry

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 off right! My Music… From the Milayna playlist: James Blunt’s Cry My […]

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Feature Friday: Hear Me Now

Feature Friday: Hear Me Now

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: July 9th, 017 Summary per Goodreads… If you’re reading this letter, I’m already gone. He told me he was going to do it, and I didn’t believe him. I told him I would follow, but he left anyway. Sometimes, you love someone so much that living without them isn’t an option. Ty Wise was that person for me. Maybe this is selfish. Maybe I should’ve stayed away when he asked. Maybe he should’ve listened […]

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Music and MEMEs: Trent Dabb’s Turn..

Music and MEMEs: Trent Dabb’s Turn our Eyes Away

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 off right! My Music… From The Dissident’s (a WIP) playlist: Trent Dabb’s […]

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Monday Music and Memes

Monday Music and Memes

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 off right! My Music… From the Unspeakable playlist: Maroon 5’s Figure It […]

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Feature Friday: League of American Trait..

Feature Friday: League of American Traitors

  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…   August 8th, 2017 by Sky Pony Press   Summary per Goodreads…   National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.     Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .   When seventeen-year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets […]

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Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow is the debut by Danya Kukafka. It’s labeled an adult thriller. However, I think it is suitable as a mature young adult read, as well, since two of the main characters are young adults. When I was contacted by Simon and Schuster and asked if I wanted a galley, I debated. I love books. Well, reading them, specifically. And I enjoy finding new authors. But I had so much of my own writing and editing to work on, that I really didn’t feel I had the time to devote to reviewing. Then, I read the synopsis. The […]

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Monday Music and MEME: July 4th Star Spa..

Monday Music and MEME: July 4th Star Spangled Banner

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 off right! My Music… The Star-Spangled Banner My MEME… A day early, […]

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Feature Friday: What To Say Next

Feature Friday: What To Say Next

  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: July 11th, 2017 by Delacorte Press   Summary per Goodreads… From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell. Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world. KIT: I don’t […]

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Monday Music and Memes: zoe Kravitz̵..

Monday Music and Memes: zoe Kravitz’s Don’t

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 off right! My Music… From the “Of Mists and Monsters” playlist: Zoe […]

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Feature Friday Song of the Current

Feature Friday Song of the Current

  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: July 1st, 2017 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books   Summary per Goodreads…   Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s […]

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Nemesis

Nemesis

Nemesis was a complete mind bender. I have to be honest, I requested the book at my library by mistake. I thought I was requesting a different book by the same title… I’ll let you figure out which one. So, when I saw Reichs’ Nemesis, I thought, eh, the cover is different, but the title is right, and put it on hold. And I’m so glad my brain was addled that day and confused the two books, because Nemesis might just be one of my favorite books of the year! First line: I swore to myself I wouldn’t die that […]

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Monday Music and Memes: Coldplay

Monday Music and Memes: Coldplay

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 off right! My Music… From the playlist of: Concilium, Coldplay’s The Scientist My […]

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Feature Friday: The Impossible Vastness ..

Feature Friday: The Impossible Vastness of Us

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: June 27th, 2017 by Harlequin Teen Summary per Goodreads… I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has. India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to […]

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The Playboy Bachelor

The Playboy Bachelor

I’m not shy about getting all fangirlish over Rachel Van Dyken. I love her romantic comedies. They never fail to put a smile on my face, no matter what my mood. But her newest release—The Playboy Bachelor—this book… This Book, people, is a game changer. If you haven’t read it, you need to. If you’ve never read a Van Dyken book… make this your first. The Playboy Bachelor is layered with snarky bits of dialogue to the depths of emotional pain, and everything in between. I loved Margot. She’s strong but doesn’t know it. It takes a push for her […]

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Monday Music and Memes: Lifehouse’..

Monday Music and Memes: Lifehouse’s Between the Raindrops

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 off right! My Music… From The Matriarch’s playlist: Lifehouse’s Between the Raindrops, […]

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Feature Friday: The Suffering Tree

Feature Friday: The Suffering Tree

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: June 13th, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion Summary per Goodreads… “It’s dark magic brings him back.” Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family—it’s their generations-old land the Burns have “stolen.” But none of that seems to matter after Tori witnesses a young man claw his way out of a […]

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People Watching

People Watching

I have a confession to make: I’m a spy. Well, kind of. I’m an Introvert to my core. So in most situations, you’ll find me happily on the sidelines. Watching.   I love to people watch.   We (people in general) are a funny lot. I’ve written things down that I’ve found amusing, poignant, or angered me to use as inspiration when I write a scene or a character.   So, I started thinking—I know, a dangerous thing for me to do—how many writers people watch for inspiration? I mean, how can we see something like this… And not use it somehow […]

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Monday Music and MEME: Jamie Lawson: Sti..

Monday Music and MEME: Jamie Lawson: Still Yours

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 off right! My Music… From The Matriarch’s playlist: Jamie Lawson’s Still Yours […]

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