Month: July 2016

Bounty Obtained & Explained #16 ~ Taking Chances

Posted July 31, 2016
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Bounty Obtained & Explained #16 ~ Taking Chances

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme For the longest I’ve been sitting back and just accepting things as they came, but now I find myself taking chances and stepping out on my own to do some things that are both risky and have me facing rejection (not my favorite thing). In taking chances I’m grabbing my near future by the horns and riding it until I get to my destination. -Bounty Explained Last Week- Bounty Obtained & Explained #15 ~ Missing the Old Me It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #4 ~ No Clever Title This Week New Bloom by […]

Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Posted July 30, 2016
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Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

I’ve never read a Mimi Jean Pamfiloff story before, so I didn’t know what to expect with Tailored for Trouble, but having a slew of hilarious supporting characters, excellent writing, and relatable and real characters it turned out better than I thought. The battle of wills between Bennett Wade and Taylor Reed was so hilarious, steamy, and so right that putting down Tailored for Trouble was almost impossible for me. Usually when two of the main characters are pitted against each other, as Bennett and Taylor were, I find myself a little anxious as to how I will (1) like it, (2) wonder if it has done it’s job of fitting into the rest of the storyline, and (3) rate the story based off the success of number 2. In having a battle of wills between characters the execution has been off the mark for a lot of books that I’ve read, and the reason this happens […]

Favorite Cover Friday #5 ~ Outlander (TV Show Tie-In) by Diana Gabaldon

Posted July 29, 2016
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Favorite Cover Friday #5 ~ Outlander (TV Show Tie-In) by Diana Gabaldon

“Favorite Cover Fridays” is a weekly meme by Leona @ Literary Treasure Chest. It’s all about book covers; how they look and how we feel about them. Being able to admire book covers both far and wide is one of the pleasures of being a bookaholic, so this post is 100% dedicated to gushing over the only one (or two if there happens to be a tie) cover during your week that has impacted you the most, that has induced you in cover lust. See the criteria and rules here. Outlander (TV Show Tie-In) by Diana Gabaldon Why the Outlander (TV Show Tie-In) Cover? I don’t know if some of you know but there are 2 tv show tie-in covers for this book. The reason I’ve chosen this cover over the other one (which I’ll have inserted at the end of this post) is because this one spoke to me most about […]

Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Posted July 28, 2016
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Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

When I started Blood of the Earth my excitement spiked because I knew with a Faith Hunter story I would get a great dose of fantasy and suspense. What I didn’t expect, though, was to end up only liking two characters out of Blood of the Earth and struggling to get through the beginning portion. Now, when I hit the 60% mark and worked my way to the end, Blood of the Earth was definitely a winner. The struggle I had with the beginning of Blood of the Earth stemmed from a disconnect I had with the reason behind it spinning off from the Jane Yellowrock series. At the mention of a particular mission that Jane needed Nell’s help with, the urge to stop reading and continue the Jane Yellowrock series became strong (I feel that Blood of the Earth shouldn’t and can’t be read as a standalone unless you’ve caught up […]

Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

Posted July 27, 2016
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Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

In my review of Skinwalker I hinted, somewhat, at how I thought that Blood Cross and I wouldn’t get along, but I am glad to say that my assumption was way off the mark; like football field size. In Blood Cross, the 2nd installation of the Jane Yellowrock series, we are given more of an isight into the relationship Jane has with Molly and her 2 precious babies, but most importantly the baby girl Angie (I have to say, out of all that went on in Blood Cross the relationship between Jane and Angie-baby – as Jane calls her – ended up being the highlight of the book for me). Furthermore, we were given a different look into what makes Jane the way she is, and the author uses Beast to do this; their two personalities are polar opposites and in their differences I found myself siding with one or the […]

New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat (Release Day Blitz w/ GIVEAWAY)

Posted July 26, 2016
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New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat (Release Day Blitz w/ GIVEAWAY)

Title: New Bloom Author: A.E. Gamrat Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: July 26, 2016 Graduating college and knowing how the next chapter of your life will play out is a big deal, right? How much more could someone ask for? Gwen has always followed every rule her mother gave her. With her future planned for her, she never really had the time for fun or boys. Never really learned how to let loose, go with the flow. What happens when all the plans she thought were laid out for her are pulled out from under her feet? Add in the mysterious man that pops into the flower shop stirring emotions she has never had before, and she is in for the ride of her sheltered life. Growing up is hard, and Gwen’s in for a growing experience she never planned on. Growing up writing was second nature that soon become […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #4 ~ No Clever Title This Week

Posted July 25, 2016
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #4 ~ No Clever Title This Week

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are! Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them! Haha, this week I have no clever title or insightful title. I was behind 4 book reviews and […]

Bounty Obtained & Explained #15 ~ Missing the Old Me

Posted July 24, 2016
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Bounty Obtained & Explained #15 ~ Missing the Old Me

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme So I know some of you may have noticed that I’ve been participating in more memes (or weekly posts) than actual book reviews here on my blog. In saying that I have to admit (deep breath) it was the worse decision I’ve made in a long time. In doing that, it not only filled up my weeks with more memes than reviews, but it seriously (and I do mean that literally) stifled my creativity, it also arrested my desire to read any book worth my time. What I mean by that is that there would be books I would […]

Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon

Posted July 23, 2016
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Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon

I wasn’t going to write a review on Barbarian Lover because I didn’t think that I had a whole lot to say about it (I seriously need to stop doubting my reactions to any book that happens to be in my hands), but after a day or so went by I couldn’t get its story out of my mind. From all that went on from the beginning to the end of Barbarian Lover I was seriously being haunted, the whole story was on my mind all the time. Barbarian Alien is still fresh on my mind since I reviewed it a few days ago, and as I’m writing this review I can’t help but compare it to Barbarian Lover. The two stories were polar opposites; I have to admit I took a moment to feel relief that I wouldn’t have to endure all that I did with Liz’s character in Kira. Where in Barbarian Alien the […]

Favorite Cover Friday #4 ~ Magic Bites (Special Edition) by Ilona Andrews

Posted July 22, 2016
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Favorite Cover Friday #4 ~ Magic Bites (Special Edition) by Ilona Andrews

“Favorite Cover Fridays” is a weekly meme by Leona @ Literary Treasure Chest. It’s all about book covers; how they look and how we feel about them. Being able to admire book covers both far and wide is one of the pleasures of being a bookaholic, so this post is 100% dedicated to gushing over the only one (or two if there happens to be a tie) cover during your week that has impacted you the most, that has induced you in cover lust. See the criteria and rules here. Magic Bites (Special Edition) by Ilona Andrews I know I used the previous/main cover in my review, but when I saw that there was a special edition cover I had to feature it. I tried to buy it but I couldn’t find a reasonable price for it. Why the Magic Bites (Special Edition) Cover? I’m not saying there was anything wrong with […]