Friday, November 29, 2013

Feature & Follow #67 Favorite Holiday Food

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

This weeks question:

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving Day food? 
If you’re not American or Canadian, what is your favorite holiday food?

Okay, so I'm an Aussie!
What holiday foods do I like?
Mmm... let me think.
Ah yes...

I luuuve BBQ's



And my absolute favorite - Desserts:

Yeah, I got a real wicked sweet tooth.

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So what's your FF?

To play along visit Parajunkee & Alison Can Read

Follow them, follow their Featured Blogs and then visit as many blogs as you can, posting your answers.

And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Swoon Thursday #67 ~ The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

The Mystic Wolves
(Mystic Wolves #1)

Belinda Boring

First - The Blurb:

What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?

Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason's commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she'll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength - once given, oaths are unbreakable ... even if it means risking it all.

**This is the full length novel version of Without Mercy, Cherished, and Blood Oath*

Second - My Swoon:

Mason needed no more convincing. His lips came crushing down on mine, robbing me of breath and causing my mouth to open as I gasped for air. Seizing the opportunity, he wasted no time slipping in, and I felt myself explode under the sensation of his tongue dancing with mine. If there was one thing he did well, it was kissing and this was nothing short of magnificent.

Third - My Thoughts:

The Mystic Wolves is a collection of the first three novellas in the series (Without Mercy, Cherished and Blood Oath). It was an interesting read in that rather than introducing the two main characters to each other and then watching the romance build between them, they are already in a relationship.

Mason is the alpha male. He is everything you would imagine him to be. Tall, dark, hot and very much in control. Darcy, from whose POV the story is told, is high spirited, courageous and loving. Together, they make an awesome couple. Although the story focuses a lot on the intense relationship they share, it also delves into a mystery - someone is going after the females in Mason's life. The question is... who and why?

The story is well written, easy to follow, and the characters are very likable. If you're looking for a novel featuring werewolves, then The Mystic Wolves is worth a try.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #67 ~ Crush by Nicole Williams

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:


(Crash #3)

Nicole Williams

First - The Blurb:

Football glory. A giant diamond. A wandering eye.

Jude and Lucy are happily engaged . . . but that doesn't mean life's a bed of roses.

Once again, Jude and Lucy are torn apart by football training and a summer job that creates new tensions. This time Jude's the one with trust issues. Will Lucy's life-changing news bring them back together or end their relationship for good? Can love triumph forever?

Second - The Tease:

Taking Jude Ryder by surprise was rare, and I was going to enjoy it. Sweeping gentle kisses over his entire mouth, I savored the moment. Our other kisses were so passionate and unyielding I felt like I was being consumed by them, but this one I held on to. I enjoyed the scent of salt on his skin. The way the fullness of his bottom lip felt in my mouth. The way his tongue tasted against mine.

Third - My Thoughts.

Crush is the final installment of the Crash series by Nicole Williams.

Projected 2 years into the future, the story continues with Jude about to embark on a career of a lifetime (Quaterback for the San Diego Chargers) while Luce is determined to complete college and pursue her love of dance. However, in order for both of them to fulfill their dreams, they must live on opposite sides of the country. As you can imagine, this does not bode well for their relationship.

Like with the first two books, there is some angst, some jealousy and distrust, and a whole lot of hot and heavy make up sessions. There are also a few unexpected surprises.

Overall, I fully enjoyed this series and was very happy with the way Nicole wrapped it all up. Definitely recommend this as a series to read.

My Rating - 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

TBR Tuesday #22 ~ Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'. And look at the lovely personalized banner she created for me.

Thanks Sharrice. It's awesome!

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.

This week for me its:

Shattered Promises
(Shattered Promises #1)

Jessica Sorensen

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
(A re-imagining of my young adult book, The Fallen Star, told as a New Adult Paranormal)

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same. 
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares. 
Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.

Why haven't I read this one yet? Yeah.... not really sure.

On your blog (and be sure to leave a link) tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.