Saturday, April 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves # 46

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

Okay, so this week I added:

Last Train Home by Megan Nugen Isbell 

Mad About You by Kate Perry


Come Away With Me by Kristen Proby

 So... what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Feature & Follow # 78 ~ Late April Fools

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:

Late April Fools.
What was the best prank you've played or had played on you?

Okay. I thought about this one really hard. Unfortunately though, I can't remember the last time a prank was played on me.
Usually the only thing that happens to remind me that it is April 1st is my kids giving me ~
"A pinch and a punch for the first of the month."

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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, April 3, 2014

Swoon Thursday # 84 ~ Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder

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:

Forever & Always
(The Ever Trilogy #1)

Jasinda Wilder

** Warning: this book is recommended for 18+ readers due to it's explicit sexual content. **

First - The Blurb:


These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch. But…I’m lonely. I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I had a crush on you, when we first met. I thought you were beautiful. So beautiful. It was hard to think of anything else. Then camp ended and we never got together, and now all I have of you is these letters. S**t. I just told you I have a crush on you. HAD. Had a crush. Not sure what is anymore. A letter-crush? A literary love? That’s stupid. Sorry. I just have this rule with myself that I never throw away what I write and I always send it, so hopefully this doesn’t weird you out too much. I had a dream about you too. Same kind of thing. Us, in the darkness, together. Just us. And it was like you said, a memory turned into a dream, but a memory of something that’s never happened, but in the dream it felt so real, and it was more, I don’t even know, more RIGHT than anything I’ve ever felt, in life or in dreams. I wonder what it means that we both had the same dream about each other. Maybe nothing, maybe everything. You tell me.

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We’re pen pals. Maybe that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t know. If we met IRL (in real life, in case you’re not familiar with the term) what would happen? And just FYI, the term you used, a literary love? It was beautiful. So beautiful. That term means something, between us now. We are literary loves. Lovers? I do love you, in some strange way. Knowing about you, in these letters, knowing your hurt and your joys, it means something so important to me, that I just can’t describe. I need your art, and your letters, and your literary love. If we never have anything else between us, I need this. I do. Maybe this letter will only complicate things, but like you I have a rule that I never erase or throw away what I’ve written and I always send it, no matter what I write in the letter. 

Your literary love,


Second - My Swoon:

Everything inside me, every molecule of my body was on fire as I closed the space between us, instinct and need taking me over and operating me, moving my legs and causing my arms to lift, my hands to close around her cheeks, gently, so tenderly, electric fire blazing from the touch of fingertip to flesh, and now her eyes were close and so bright and caught up with wonder and her hands were on me, on my back and the nape of my neck and I was kissing her, kissing her, god, I was kissing her.

A large part of the first two thirds of this book is written in the form of letters. At first, I wasn't sure if I liked that style of writing or not. But then the farther into the story I traveled, the more I couldn't wait to see what the next letter contained.

Cade - my heart went out to him. He experienced so much pain and sorrow in his life, and the only one he could vent to, was Ever.

Ever - living through her own tragedy, was the only one who could even remotely understand what he was feeling.

Through their letters, they convey all their feelings and emotions openly and without reservation. Neither one of them holds anything back. And when they finally get together, they are able to help heal each other in a way no one else could.

This is a highly emotional and intense read and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

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Okay, so what do you think?

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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teaser Tuesday # 83 ~ Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington

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:

Between the Lives

Jessica Shirvington

First - The Blurb:

Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.

Until now, that is... 

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she′s always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking?

Second - The Tease(rs):

Tease 1

Right then, an arm slipped around my waist from behind. Warm tender hands splayed territorially across my belly and Ethan pulled me back against his chest, planting a solitary, knee-weakening kiss on my neck before resting his chin on my shoulder to look right at Davis's stunned face. Heat poured through my body, every nerve ending suddenly alive.
When Ethan spoke, he made sure it was loud enough for Davis to hear. "I told you everyone would find out eventually, Sabine."

Tease 2

"Don't do it tonight... Don't. Come back to me, Sabine. God forgive me, but... I love you." His hand slipped all the way around my neck and he pulled me to him, his lips going to mine hungrily as he gripped me so tight I could feel his arms trembling. He kissed me in a way I'd never imagined possible. I kissed him in a way I'd never thought possible.

My thoughts on Between the Lives can be found HERE.

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Okay, so what do you think?

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

TBR Tuesday # 39 ~ The Alignment by Kay Camden

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

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:

The Alignment


Kay Camden

He's killed three men in the few days she's known him. Yes, it's self-defense. But when he tried to kill her, it wasn't. Her peaceful mountain refuge has been invaded, her inexplicable nausea linked to his physical presence. She's captive in his house for her "protection," with a churning stomach, his bad attitude, and no safe way home.

All that changed the night the stars aligned.

Now he's talking about ancient bloodlines and celestial alignments...and other things she only believes because of what she's seen him do. He's heading out for revenge against the family who wronged him, and he needs her help. All she has to do is ingest one homemade dissolving tablet to allow him into her mind--to train her to be just like him.

The answer would be a definite no if she had anything of her world left. If she hadn't fallen in love with him.

Book One of THE ALIGNMENT SERIES, a blend of modern fantasy, action, and romance.

Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stacking the Shelves # 45

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

This week, all my books came from the Library:

(The Violet Eden Chapters #1) by Jessica Shirvington
(The Violet Eden Chapters #2) by Jessica Shirvington
(The Violet Eden Chapters #3) by Jessica Shirvington
(The Violet Eden Chapters #4) by Jessica Shirvington
(The Violet Eden Chapters #5) by Jessica Shirvington

Okay! So what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.