Tag: New Adult

Feature Friday: Wish You Were Here

Feature Friday: Wish You Were Here

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 15th, 2017 by Atria Books Summary per Goodreads… From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Before We Were Strangers and Swear on This Life comes a novel about a young woman who reunites with a soulful artist after their magical one-night stand…only to be faced with an impossible decision. Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, floating from interest to interest, job to job, and guy to guy, searching for a spark but never quite […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feature Friday

Feature Friday

    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 End of Refuge by Beth Martin   Expected publication: March 7th, 2017 by Beth Martin Books ISBN 1539091104 ASIN: B01MYXBHIY       Goodread’s Synopsis:   The only thing worse than living your entire life in a bomb shelter is dying there.   Isolated from the rest of the world, the inhabitants of the shelter called Refuge have been trapped underground for over 20 years.   At 19, Juliet has always called Refuge […]

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New Release

New Release

  I’m so happy to share the news of a good friend’s (and author) new release! Check out the deets…   Parallel Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller Published by Evernight Teen on February 10th, 2017   Synopsis from Goodreads…   How does a cruise change your life? By sailing through the Bermuda Triangle. Carly Carmichael has one goal in life–to perform on Broadway. She refuses to have a Plan B because she’s never needed one–until now. When Carly’s parents send her on a cruise as a graduation present, she takes her best friend and their boyfriends along with her. Once […]

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Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal!

We all have those authors that we just love. You know the ones… you see a new release with their name on it and you grab it up without bothering to read the synopsis because you know it will be awesome. Well, for me, Deanna Roy is one of those authors. So I’m thrilled to share in her cover reveal for her new series… Lovers Dance   Forbidden Dance Deanna Roy (Lovers Dance, #1) Publication date: March 28th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance     Shy tender Livia has always been sheltered from the vulgar world of technology, television, […]

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Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal

Crimson Tree Publishing is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated sixth novel in THE ANCIENT FIRE series by Julie Wetzel is coming soon. KINDLING FLAMES: BLAZING MOON will release on October 10, 2016. Check out the official cover reveal below and be sure to enter the giveaway for a stuffed dragon handmade by Julie Wetzel and reader’s choice of one signed print novel from Julie Wetzel. This giveaway is open Internationally with no alternative prize needed. So be sure to enter! This series has been downloaded by more than 100,000 readers and has over 200 five-star reviews on Amazon! […]

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Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart

Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart

Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart, by Tiffany Truitt, is a fun, sweet romance between Kennedy and Annabel. It was sometimes funny and emotional throughout.   First sentences: It Feels good out. The kind of cool that makes your skin tingle with anticipation. That odd in between place neither cold nor hot, comfortable, peaceful and exhilarating all at once. Something hard to define. Contradictory in its very nature.   The story is a take on second chances. Annabel and Kennedy started off as childhood friends. They were inseparable, each given the other what they needed at different times in their lives. […]

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No Falling Allowed

No Falling Allowed

I began reading No Falling Allowed by Melissa West late last night. As in: I-have-three-kids-on-summer-vacay-and-will-be-awake-before-the-sun-and-I-should-have-already-been-in-bed-and-fast-asleep late last night. But I was anxious to begin and promised to: Only read one chapter. Every reader’s famous last words.   Well, luckily for me I hadn’t charged my Kindle. I was 31% into the story when it died. I spent the next few minutes cursing it and complaining that the charger cord was too short to reach my side of the bed. Then, reluctantly, gave up and went to sleep. If my Kindle hadn’t died, I would have stayed up all night to […]

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Waking Olivia

Waking Olivia

I’m going to be honest, I almost didn’t finish Waking Olivia. My first impression as I read the beginning few chapters was: the character calls the leading guy an asshole too many times (or dick or something similar). And I wasn’t able to understand why she thought he was such an ogre.   Thankfully, I’d read enough good buzz about the book that I kept reading. And it wasn’t too long after my initial thoughts of abandoning the book that I found myself finishing it. Because, somewhere along the line, the story sucked me in so completely, I forgot I […]

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Undecided

Undecided

Undecided is the first book I’ve read by Julianna Keyes. I went into it with a little trepidation, worried there was going to be a love triangle between Nora, Kellan, and Crosbie. But I was pleasantly surprised. There weren’t any shapes remotely resembling a triangle. Which is good, because a good love triangle (is there such a thing as a “good” one?) is really hard to pull off. I mean, it’s not impossible. I’ve read a few books where the author was able to make it work. Mostly, though, they tend to be prickly things.   So, plot-wise… I loved […]

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Before Hadley

Before Hadley

Before Hadley is one of three back-to-back books from J. Nathan. My understanding is that the books are companions to each other, and each can be read as a standalone. This is the first I’ve read of the three. Before Hadley is about two very different high-schooler seniors, and, as the book progresses, Hadley goes to college and Caynan… well, read the book.  No spoilers here. One is the daughter of a cop; the other, the son of a criminal. They, obviously, come from two completely different worlds.    We were from completely different worlds. My life was one big […]

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Instalove

Instalove

Before I start my review, I have to say that I really like the title of this book. And I love that the title probably doesn’t mean what most readers think it will when they begin reading. It was a unique spin. I also really like the cover. I’m not sure why I was drawn to it so strongly; there isn’t anything spectacular about it. But the title and cover were the main reasons I read Instalove.    In Instalove readers are introduced to Declan, a college student and former child star and model. He’s gorgeous and a known womanizer. […]

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If We Were a Movie

If We Were a Movie

So, when I saw Kelly Oram’s newest release was available to book bloggers for review during the book’s blog tour, I signed up. Without reading the book’s synopsis. Yes, I like Kelly’s writing so much I decided to live on the edge and brave a book without knowing what it was about (I didn’t read the blurb until after I read the book). But I wasn’t worried. And, as it turns out, I was right not to worry. See, I’ve read a few of Oram’s books and I haven’t come across one I didn’t like. So, it was a no-brainer […]

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Happy Release Day Deanna Roy!

Happy Release Day Deanna Roy!

  I am a huge fan of Deanna Roy’s Forever Series. I think I’ve read all but one. (I wish my reviews were here, but some were lost in the Blog move.) I’ve enjoyed the stories, and I loved meeting the characters. They are so rich and deep, they’re almost tangible. And that’s why I’m so excited today! The next book in the Forever Series released today and I can’t wait to read it. There’s only one bad thing… a really bad thing… it’s the last book in the series. That kind of bums me out a little. But it’s […]

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Hothouse Flower

Hothouse Flower

Okay, so I have a confession to make. I didn’t want to read this book. But not reading it would mean not completing the series, and that was just not an option. Call it OCD if you’d like, but I hate unfinished books and an unfinished series—so I read it. But I’d convinced myself I wouldn’t like it. <sigh> I Was Wrong. It is true, and I think I may have mentioned it in other reviews, that Ryke and Daisy were my least favored characters in the Ritchie Addicted/Calloway series. I just didn’t connect with either of them. But Hothouse […]

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Immortal Moon

Immortal Moon

Do you like kick-ass heroines? Do you like everything paranormal? Do you like feel-good romance? Well, you should stop reading this, and begin reading Immortal Moon. The second book in the Paranorm World series by June Stevens Westerfield, Immortal Moon focuses on the middle Moon sister, Anya. And from the very first page you get a sense at what a fiery, free-spirit Anya is. And her strength. Because, wow, is she a strong heroine. But she’s likeable, too. And that’s something that can be hard to achieve: writing a heroine that is both strong and likeable. Too often, strong female […]

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Immortal Moon by June Stevens

Immortal Moon by June Stevens

Thank you, June, for joining us today! I’m so thrilled to have you here to tell us about your newest book. But before you begin giving us the low-down on Immortal Moon my blog members and I would like to get to know you better. Please tell us twelve random facts about yourself. Not your book or writing, just you. They can be funny, serious, or a mixture of both. Thank you so much for having me. I’ll do my best, but I can’t guarantee there are 12 interesting things about me… I have four dogs and two cats, and they all act like toddlers. My life […]

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The Infected Are Back!

The Infected Are Back!

Release day is finally here. It doesn’t seem real. The Infected has been on my desk for so long, I can’t believe it’s finally out in the world! In a world where death stalks the unsuspecting, even the PODs might not save them.   A virus nearly wiped out humankind… Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have finally started to build a life in a world left devastated by plague. Ironically, for nineteen-year-old Eva, life made more sense when she battled the deadly Infected than it does in the serenity of […]

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Invincible

Invincible

“Invincible” has an incredible message underlying the romance. Sex trafficking is a huge issue and it doesn’t just happen in other countries. American women are at risk. And the author of “Invincible,” Alana Albertson, brings attention to that in her work.   I think “Invincible” had a great plot. I loved the idea of a (single) military soldier going to a brothel to…ah, relieve, himself. ‘Cuz let’s face it. If they’ve been on a boat for weeks at a time or in some country cut-off from civilization they’re gonna want to, well, shaboink.  Just the way it goes. So he […]

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Knowing Jack

Knowing Jack

As soon as I read the synopsis of “Knowing Jack” I knew I had to read the book. Whether I was offered an ARC, or I bought a copy—I was reading the book! I love, love, love, the jacket copy! Way to grab someone’s attention. I think it’s great and, like I said, it had me hooked as soon as I read it.   The storyline is one that’s been done before…professor and student meet, have chemistry, and do the nasty. But in “Knowing Jack” the reader gets to see the fallout after the two lovebirds are caught. I loved […]

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