Month: December 2016

Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2017

Posted December 31, 2016
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Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2017

I’m so excited to start this Top 16 of 2016 challenge/feature! I love making lists lol, LETS DO THIS! Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2017 Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning – 1/2017 Lucca by Sarah Brianne – 1/2017 Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost – 2/2017 Hyde’s Absolution by Nina Levine – 2/2017 Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs – 3/2017 The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston – 3/2017 The Chosen by J.R. Ward – 4/2017 King’s Wrath by Nina Levine – 4/2017 Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop – 3/2017 The Deep End by Kristen Ashley – 3/2017 Twist by Kylie Scott – 4/2017 The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn – 5/2017 Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley – 5/2017 So as you can see I couldn’t come up with 16 titles that I am anxious to read for 2017, but I both blame Goodreads and well Goodreads […]

Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Favorite Books

Posted December 30, 2016
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Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Favorite Books

I’m so excited to start this Top 16 of 2016 challenge/feature! I love making lists lol, LETS DO THIS! Favorite Books! 1. The Beast by J.R. Ward 2-3. Riot (was able to read an advance copy) & Ravage by Tillie Cole 4. Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews 5-8. Written in Red, Marked in Flesh, Murder of Crows, and Etched in Bone (Yep, I was able to read an advance copy and it was AMAZING) by Anne Bishop 9. Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh 10-11. Train’s Clash and Winter’s Touch by Jamie Begley 12. Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter 13. The Martian by Andy Weir 14. Tiger Magic by Jennifer Ashley 15-16. Heaven and Hell and The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley

Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 New to Me Authors

Posted December 29, 2016
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Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 New to Me Authors

I’m so excited to start this Top 16 of 2016 challenge/feature! I love making lists lol, LETS DO THIS! New to Me Authors Tiffany Reisz Anne Bishop Jennifer Estep  Alex Albrinck Ilona Andrews Diamond Johnson Lucinda John Eloisa James Dakota Cassidy Faith Hunter Andy Weir Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Kellz Kimberly Scott Hildreth Charmanie Saquea Jennifer Ashley

Read All the Book Reading Challenge Participation

Posted December 28, 2016
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Read All the Book Reading Challenge Participation

Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting the Read All the Book Reading Challenge. [From hostess] This is an ongoing challenge all about diving into one particular–prolific— authors backlist of 45+ books and… reading all the books. Criteria: Author must have 45 pieces of work and you must read all of them. There is NO time limit on this challenge. It’s open ended. And meant to be a challenge. Take 6 months, take 3 years…go whatever pace you need. All books by the author you choose. Any format counts, if you’ve already read the book it counts (no re-read required), any length counts. Check ins: Once you sign up do a post on your blog and link that up on this page. At the end of the year we’ll do a wrap up post with how we’ve done. Read All the Books Reading Challenge Selection… Kristen Ashley and Nalini […]

Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Favorite Couples

Posted December 27, 2016
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Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Favorite Couples

I’m so excited to start this Top 16 of 2016 challenge/feature! I love making lists lol, LETS DO THIS! Favorite Couples ❤️❤️❤️😘 1. Kate Daniels and Curran aka Beast Lord… If you follow me on any of my social media or you keep up with my reviews and blog posts here then you know the turbulent relationship I have had with this series and these two dynamic characters. In reading the first book of the Kate Daniels series (Magic Bites) by Ilona Andrews I really thought that any relationship between Kate and Curran would be a bad idea since they were so pig headed and alphas in their own right. But when their chemistry started to be made known I then thought that it would be a crying shame if they didn’t connect in some way (you see how I used ‘connect’ hehe, I’m trying to clean things up). 2. […]

Blogger Shame Review Challenge Participation

Posted December 26, 2016
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Blogger Shame Review Challenge Participation

Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup (link up so you can participate in the fun!) is hosting the 2017 Blogger Shame Review Challenge, and to be quite honest I am holding around some serious shame so thanks Anna for this challenge! There’s quite a few ARCs that I haven’t gotten to and have left to collect serious dust while waiting for me on my shelves. I’m even more embarrassed to say that there are some that I have given somewhat of a due date to and have yet to touch them *hangs head in shame*. Criteria: Any review book that is 4+ months PAST DUE. (Yep. Only OLD review requests that have slipped through the cracks count). Any format, any length. Minimum…1 review book. Check Ins:  Sign Up Post: Link Up your sign up post on this page (let us know what you’ll be tackling! make a list of specific […]

Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Books I Wish I’d Made Time To Read This Year

Posted December 25, 2016
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Top 16 of 2016 // Top 16 Books I Wish I’d Made Time To Read This Year

I’m so excited to start this Top 16 of 2016 challenge/feature! I love making lists lol, LETS DO THIS! Books I Wish I’d Made Time to Read This Year… About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken (I started and then stopped reading it but I really wish I’d finished it) Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson (ever since I finished Comanche Moon a few years back I’ve been wanting to get back into this story!) Play of Passion by Nalini Singh ( y’all already know the deal with this story, I’m making it a mission to get to this story in 2017) Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley (all year I’ve been on the fence about reading this because of how indifferent I was towards Own the Wind, but there have been so many moments when I wished that I had given this book a chance) Things in Ditches by Jimmy Olsen (I […]

Top 16 of 2016 Participation

Posted December 24, 2016
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Top 16 of 2016 Participation

Kimberly @ Kimberly Faye Reads had this great idea for posts to use as the year comes to an end. I first saw this post on (un)Conventional Book Views and thought this would be a really great challenge, end of the year book recognition-like, thing to do. I usually do a best of (…) type of post around this time of year, but I haven’t had the time to go figure out all the categories I want to include as well as the books that would fit each category, so this Top 16 of 2016 works perfectly. I won’t participate in 2 out of 7 topics; Favorite Book Cover because I reserve that only for Fridays and I already have a meme for books that fit the criteria, and Favorite Quotes because I am not the type of reader who will bookmark, highlight or notate a quote from a story […]

Favorite Cover Friday #11 ~ Bring the Heat by G.A. Aiken

Posted December 23, 2016
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Favorite Cover Friday #11 ~ Bring the Heat by G.A. Aiken

FEATURED: Bring the Heat by G.A. Aiken “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. So after I, once again, get back onto Facebook (thanks Instagram) and look up G.A. Aiken – I don’t know why I felt the urge when I’ve never thought to look and see if the author had a Facebook page or not – the first thing I see is this beautiful cover of Bring the […]

Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

Posted December 21, 2016
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Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

I now remember why Mystery Man was a favorite, now I freaking remember. Give me a minute as I wipe the happy tears from my eyes before I jump into this review… When I decided to embark on the Dream Man series reread I really thought that the desire would die out midway through Mystery Man since I’d previously reread it so many times already. But I must’ve only been focusing on the great parts during my previous rereads because this time around I kept encountering things I had completely forgotten about. I think the whole concept of Hawk being Gwen’s mystery man, because he only visits her in the night, was pure genius – even though it says some not so great things about both Gwen and Hawk. The genius part of it comes from the fact that nothing like it has ever been done, at least not to […]