Blog Tour: Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes ~ Falling Kingdoms Mood Board & #Giveaway


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I am extremely excited to be a part of the Crystal Storm Blog Tour. Please check out my Falling Kingdoms Mood Board and go to the bottom of this post to enter to win the series!!!

23367261.jpgCrystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
(Falling Kingdoms #5)
Razorbill
Release Date: December 13, 2016

Synopsis:

An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart . . . and prove that not even the purest of love stands a chance against the strongest of magic.

MAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he’s no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.

LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise.

JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.

AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she’ll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

And what kind of darkness will descend–and who will be safe–after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?

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ARC Review by Guest Reviewer Madison: Ripple by Heather Smith Meloche

25721433.jpgRipple by Heather Smith Meloche
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 20, 2016

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

When their too-adult lives lead them down self-destructive paths, these broken teens find a way to heal in this YA novel perfect for fans of Ellen Hopkins.

With her impossible-to-please grandmother on her back about college and her disapproving step-dad watching her every move, Tessa would do anything to escape the pressure-cooker she calls home. So she finds a shot of much-needed power and confidence by hooking up with boys, even though it means cheating on her boyfriend. But when she’s finally caught red-handed, she’ll do anything she can to cover up what she’s done.

Jack is a prankster who bucks the system every chance he gets—each transgression getting riskier and riskier. He loves the thrill, and each adventure allows a little release because his smug smile and suave demeanor in the face of authority doesn’t make life at home with his mom any less tough. He tries to take care of her, but the truth is he’s powerless in the face of her fragile mental health. So he copes in his own way, by defacing public property and pulling elaborate pranks, though he knows in the end this’ll only screw up his life even more.

As they both try not to let their self-destructive patterns get the best of them, Tessa and Jack gravitate toward one another, discovering the best parts of themselves in the process. An honest portrayal of the urges that drive us and finding the strength to overcome them.

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Review 

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Ripple for an honest review.

Ripple is an emotional, heartfelt story about struggling with dysfunctional situations and how to cope with them. This book is from dual POV, that of Tessa and Jack. There is a great chemistry between Tessa and Jack. Jack is definitely book boyfriend material and swoon worthy.

Tessa’s father is no longer in the picture. Tessa’s mom and stepdad do not have the money to pay for the college of her choice, so they put pressure on her to attend the college her grandmother wants her to go to. This way, her grandmother will pay for her education in full. Tessa does not want to attend this college to focus on business, as her parents and grandmother expect her to, because she wants to pursue art. This leads to Tessa’s wanting to rebel.

Jack’s father left him and his mother for a different, “better” family when he was little. This left Jack on his own to take care of his schizophrenic mother. Since Jack is the man of the house, it his duty to work for money to pay the bills. This puts a lot of stress on 17-year-old Jack.

Both Tessa and Jack’s poor decisions bring their lives to a crossroad. Jack and Tessa try to learn how to help one another through the struggles they face.

Will Tessa find comfort in Jack? Can Jack be what Tessa really needs?

Ripple was a very hard book to put down, although slightly predictable. Overall, I did really enjoy this book. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.


Heather Smith MelocheABOUT AUTHOR:


Heather Smith Meloche has had the honor of winning the Katherine Paterson Prize and the Writer’s Digest National Competition for her children’s/Young Adult writing. She studied video production and poetry at Michigan State University, and then got her Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language at Bowling Green State University. She spends her days in her home in Michigan sampling a wide variety of chocolate, letting her dogs in and out constantly, and writing and reading as much as she can.

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WILD ACES REREAD TOUR ~ Mood Board & #Giveaway

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(Wild Aces #1)
Berkley
Release Date: May 3, 2016

Rating: 4 Stars

BOOK BLURB:

From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series.

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down. 

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

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I love the Top Gun references and that the book points out that not all of the things in that movie was accurate, to all fighter pilots. Fly With Me is a whirl-wind romance, that included heartbreaking moments that had me sobbing, and great friendships I hope to keep exploring!

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Chanel CleetonAUTHOR BIO:

Chanel Cleeton is the author of the e-books Flirting with Scandal, Playing with Trouble, and Falling for Danger. She received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She’s also a graduate (survivor) of law school—she earned her J.D. from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. A summer cruise in the Caribbean changed Chanel’s life when she met and fell in love with a fighter pilot. A happily ever after later, she’s currently living an adventure with her husband and three pups.

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GIVEAWAY

(1) Winner – copy of On Broken Wings [US Only]

Rules to enter:

Must have a US address to mail to, be 18+

Leave a comment letting me know if you like a man in a uniform and if so what kind?

ARC Review: Looking Inside by Beth Kery

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Berkley
Release Date: November 1, 2016

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author who brought you Glow, Glimmer, and The Affair is back with a new novel that will have you leaving the curtains open.
 
Are you just going to stand there and watch?
 
Eleanor Briggs just can’t help herself. Every night, the sight of the man in the high-rise across the street is driving her wild. She longs to feel his touch up close and personal. To win him over, she’ll need to shake off her wallflower sensibilities and become the seductress she never imagined she could be. The only trouble will be finding the perfect way to meet him…
 
Or are you going to join in?
 
Sex is easy for millionaire entrepreneur Trey Riordan. Finding something of substance, however, seems impossible. That is until a simple night of reading at a local coffee shop becomes something far steamier when a beautiful brunette comes by and leaves a note telling him to look out his bedroom window at midnight. But when the time comes, neither of them will be truly ready for what follows…

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Review 

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Looking Inside for an honest review.

Looking Inside is my favorite Beth Kery book I have read so far and I love her books! Eleanor and Trey are an emotionally vulnerable couple, both just looking for something casual and their chemistry and dynamics were explosive.

Eleanor tapping into a side of herself she never knew existed and others making her question if it is because of who she is or something darker. She is a historical librarian, and loves what she does but sometimes wonders if it is exciting enough in comparison to others professions. She has longed for a man she saw through her apartment window. She spends a year fantasizing about what it would be like to be with him. One day she got the nerve up to go to a public place and dress sexy and get his attention.

Trey has had some hard losses recently. He is a very wealthy, successful business man. When he meets Eleanor he knows he really likes her but isn’t looking for anything serious. They both agree to start a relationship that will be mutually beneficial with no strings attached.

Eleanor’s sister just died and she was a free spirit, and confident. Her friends and mom worry that she might be trying to live in her shadow, instead of being who she truly is. She starts to worry they may be right and worries that is the only reason Trey likes her.

Can both Eleanor and Trey keep there relationship unemotional? Will secrets from their past threaten to break what they have?

I love, love a Beth Kery book, she is by far one of my favorite romance writers and this book is my favorite that I have read to-date. I love the twists and the character development throughout the story. I really enjoy the fact that this is a standalone as well. I would definitely recommend this book and am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.

ABOUT AUTHOR:


Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels, novellas and serials. She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances, her hallmarks being emotional intensity, leap-off-the-page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension.

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Review: Ruled (Outlaws, #3) by Elle Kennedy ~ Excerpt & Teasers

28953496 (1).jpgRuled by Elle Kennedy
(Outlaws #3)
Berkley
Release Date: November 1, 2016

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis:

The latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, from the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed.
 
In the latest novel in the series with the “sexiest, baddest, hottest”* outlaws around, one woman must choose between the two men who want to claim her…
 
…Or does she?

Despite his magnetic personality, Rylan can’t seem to seduce Reese, the deadly leader of their town of outlaws. Winning her over is a welcome challenge, but her indifference isn’t the only thing standing in his way. If he wants Reese, Rylan must also win over Sloan, her stoic protector…

Sloan has always loved Reese, but their painful past has stolen his chances of a future with her. Rylan’s interest in Reese only intensifies the tension—until Sloan begins to wonder if the reckless man might be the one person who can bridge the distance…

The last time Reese fell for the wrong man, she had no choice but to kill him. Now, she desperately wants to take what both Rylan and Sloan are offering. But if she makes the wrong call again, she risks losing them both.

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ARC Review by Guest Reviewer Madison: The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

25522033.jpgThe Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 2, 2016

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis:

Lana used to know what was real.

That was before when her life was small and quiet.
Her golden step-brother, Ben, was alive, she could only dream about bonfiring with the populars, their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell the truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination.

Then came after.

After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, and living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten: Love, blood, and murder.

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Review 

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of The Telling for an honest review.

The Telling is a story full of so many twists and turns that I could not have possibly guessed where the story was going. This story has so much suspense, mystery, and swoon. I loved this book so much that I had to find more books by Sirowy.

The Telling starts with a murder. Lana witnesses the murder of her stepbrother, Ben, and at first, she was very depressed. Lana then starts acting in a different way than the Lana everyone used to know.

Shortly after Ben’s murder, more murders begin rapidly occurring in their town. Lana notices that all the murders seem to match the secret bedtime stories Ben used to tell Lana.

Who else could have known about Ben’s bedtime stories? Will Lana find out who is behind the murders before more people in her town die?

The Telling was one of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down and finished it in a matter of a few days. This book was such a page turner and had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time I read it. I have been recommending this book to everyone I know and I cannot stop talking about it. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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Alexandra SirowyABOUT AUTHOR:


Alexandra Sirowy was born in Northern California and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended a women’s college as an undergraduate and has a graduate degree in International Studies. She lives in Northern California with her husband. Visit her at alexandrasirowy.com.

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Release Day Launch: Fire In You by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ Excerpt & #Giveaway

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Some are born with fire in them.

✮✮✮SECOND CHANCES, HOPE, & RED-HOT CHEMISTRY…FIRE IN YOU, the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Wait For You World is here! Don’t Miss Brock and Jillian’s passionate and richly moving story in this standalone contemporary romance!✮✮✮

Let the FIRE IN YOU burn and grab your copy today!

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About FIRE IN YOU:

From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

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