Month: August 2016

Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds (GIVEAWAY)

Posted August 31, 2016
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Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds (GIVEAWAY)

Before I start my review I will just like you all to know where I’m coming from; offering complete transparency. There was one review of Wide Open Spaces on Goodreads that colored by view of this book, and I hate that it did so. Instead of dreading reading this story with thoughts of, “I can never like this book now,” and never one to adopt someone else’s opinion on something before I’ve done my extensive research I decided to go through with reading Wide Open Spaces. For two reasons I was diligent in being super sensitive and aware of any reaction and response I had to the things that went on throughout this story: To see if the review in question had any merit for it’s extensive dislike of the book, and I wanted to make sure that my response to Wide Open Spaces was as honest as I could get it […]

Broken Dolls Series by Heather C. Leigh (Cover Reveal)

Posted August 30, 2016
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Broken Dolls Series by Heather C. Leigh (Cover Reveal)

Junkie and Jagger by are  Heather C. Leigh’s latest creation.  The Broken Doll Series is a dark romance duet about a heroin addict who falls in love with the drug lord holding her captive and drops on September 13th! Pre-order this highly anticipated release TODAY! Junkie (Book One) Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/2bI47Mm Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2bgZfye Jagger (Book Two) Releases September 27th Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2bcNfvW Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2bKBKy0 Blurb I’m a heroin addict. A junkie. A whore. I’ll do anything to get my next fix. Anything. Including walking right onto the property of Austin’s most ruthless and feared drug lord to beg for some H. I don’t know his name, only that people call him Boss. Oh, and that he won’t think twice to put a bullet in my head. But like I said, I’ll do anything to get my next fix. Even if it costs me my life. Or changes it […]

Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds (Release Day Blitz)

Posted August 29, 2016
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Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds (Release Day Blitz)

“Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder looking more beautiful than ever standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won’t be a mistake he ever makes again.” Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds is LIVE! NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon. Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2bB0Ejm Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2bB0Ejm **Additional Retailers to follow** Blurb That moment your life changes. That moment that changes your life. That moment you love someone more than you love yourself. That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty. There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was […]

Bounty Obtained & Explained (20) ~ Milestone!!!

Posted August 28, 2016
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Bounty Obtained & Explained (20) ~ Milestone!!!

Milestone!! 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 Woohoo!!! When I started participating in this meme back in June (maybe July) I did not see myself sticking with it, but my gosh am I loving this Sunday Post. Seeing as this is my first time hitting a milestone for this weekly post I’m not sure how I want to proceed with the celebrations lol. I’m almost giddy to reach post #40 🙀 I thought about doing a giveaway but then I thought I should reserve that party prize for when I reach post #100, but now that I am thinking about […]

Hendrix by MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron

Posted August 27, 2016
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Hendrix by MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron

When Hendrix was up for review I didn’t have to think too hard about saying yes to listening to it on audio. I’ve always wanted to read a Chelsea Camaron story so I’d figured why not try it on audio so that I can get a feel for Chelsea Camaron and MJ Field’s writing style; seeing if they would be authors I can add to my every growing collection of authors for future reads (I lumped the narrators for Hendrix into this experiment as well). Sadly, my experiment failed. I didn’t read the synopsis because I wanted to go into the story of Hendrix blind; I wanted to experience the story, and soak in how Lidia Dornet and Guy Locke portrayed the characters without any preconceived notions. Now that I’ve finished Hendrix, it’s up in the air on whether that was a good decision or not. In hindsight, Hendrix had a promising start and […]

Oxygen Deprived by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted August 26, 2016
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Oxygen Deprived by Lani Lynn Vale

Between Aspen’s slightly unhinged personality to Drew’s raw alpha tendencies I never stood a chance in resisting the pull of Oxygen Deprived. I hated when the story ended because these characters were: So fun to read about, Their romance was unlike any other I’d read before, and I wanted to continue reading about their life both together and separately until the end of their days; there’s sure to be a lot of laughs To be honest, I think (heck I know) I act like a spoiled brat every time I close the pages to one of Lani Lynn Vale’s story. Well, at least until I realize that she releases a book every month and then the fan-girling and amazement begins again. Let me back up a bit… When I read Oxygen Deprived‘s synopsis, I didn’t think that I would like Drew’s character all that much. Usually when the word “player” or “manwhore” […]

Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy (Quick Review)

Posted August 25, 2016
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Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy (Quick Review)

If Witch Slapped isn’t proof that I believe in second chances I don’t know what else will. After the awkward and disappointing experience of listening to Bearly Accidental, I didn’t think that any Dakota Cassidy story, nor anything narrated by Hollie Jackson would work with me. Then Witch Slapped came along. The narration of Witch Slapped, thank to Hollie Jackson, brought this story to life! While the heroine, Stevie, could be whiny in a lot of moments it didn’t sound like nails on a chalkboard. The main supporting characters; Belfry and Win, made Witch Slapped such a treat to listen to. The mystery and comedic elements made this story and the production of it, as an audiobook, something that makes me want to listen to anything Dakota Cassidy writes and Hollie Jackson narrates. Reading this book contributed to these challenges:Audiobook Challenge 2016COYER Summer Vacation

Wide Open Spaces Excerpt Reveal

Posted August 24, 2016
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Wide Open Spaces Excerpt Reveal

Wide Open Spaces Excerpt Reveal!! Chapter 1 -Shelby- Shutting off my car, I stare at the two-story house I used to call home. It looks the same as it did when I left. The deep blue is still vibrant, even more so now against the backdrop of the gray sky behind it. The white porch is still welcoming, with flowers hanging from the banister. My grandmother and I would spend hours planting flowers in those boxes during the summer. When she passed away during my sophomore year of high school, I made sure to keep up the tradition in her memory. It looks like, in my absence over these last fifteen years, someone else had taken over the job. Looking at the bright blooms growing wild, hanging over the sides of the boxes, I wonder if Granddad hired someone to plant them for him when he left to live in […]

Authors, It’s A Call For Change Not A Persecution

Posted August 23, 2016
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Authors, It’s A Call For Change Not A Persecution

In every occupation, and/or career, there are a set of guidelines put in place to ensure the success and protection for all persons involved. Book bloggers, “have played a crucial role in shaping literary taste and creating a sense of expectations for a newly published book or emergent author for centuries (Smith),” and as a book blogger, it is my privilege to inform the book community (readers, authors, and publishers) on the current book events, the latest book trends, and lending my own thoughts to any book that hits my hands. But, it is too often that there have been incidents (authors bashing other authors, or more troubling, authors bashing their readers) simply because there has not been any standards set, or guidelines put in place, to hold them accountable, and/or to provide them with structure. It is because of the regularity of these incidents that I have to ask […]

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

Posted August 22, 2016
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First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

A while ago, I had read First Grave on the Right in paperback form for the sake of jumping on the Charley Davidson bandwagon that seemed to be collecting passengers around the book community; heck I even bought books 1-5 because I fully expected to be blown away. It became quite clear as I found myself struggling through each chapter that I wasn’t going to have an experience like almost everyone who jumped into this series. I had an extremely hard time connecting with its story and Charley’s character, which sucked because the premise was awesome. This time around, though, it was thanks to the reviews and recommendations of some book blogging buddies that I decided to pick First Grave on The Right back up, but this time on audio. Credited always to Lorelei King’s narration (I love her!), the story, and the unique characters, First Grave on the Right easily became a favorite. The first […]