Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #315, May 24th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Expected Publication: July 18th, 2017
From Goodreads:
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels’ home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature “holdback” characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. 

Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own ”dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making. 

Oh, wow, this was an amazing book that I really enjoyed, and I can't wait for it to come out! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #319, May 24th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #319, May 23rd

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. 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 the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #311, May 22nd

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #310
Teaser Tuesday #318
WWW Wednesday #318
WOW #315
Will the Time Come #309
Third Sentence Thursday #300
Random Reads #286
First Lines Friday #314
The Reward Challenge Update #296
Follow Friday #288
How Well I Stuck to It #140
Wrote that Review Update #145

Week 20 Reviews:
Secret Life of a Vampire
The Scandal of It All
Discovering You
Shadow Reaper
Sister, Sister

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge:
Update 10
Update 11
Update 12

OK, so I got 22 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a pretty good week! Can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Dare You.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #145, May 21st

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Secret Life of a Vampire, The Scandal of It All, Discovering You, Shadow Reaper, Sister, Sister, so I have 5 of 5 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #139, May 21st

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 21:
Dare You by Jennifer Brown

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: NA.

So yeah, a short week, but yeah, can't wait to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Week 20 Review: Sister, Sister

From Goodreads:
From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Lied

Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar.

Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous.

Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.

Alice thinks Claire is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family.

One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth.

My Review:


Author: Sue Fortin
Read: May 17th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Published: January 6th 2017
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 20 Review: Shadow Reaper

From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to her scorching-hot series starring a Chicago crime family that has built its empire in the shadows... 

Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood--but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness puts not only his life at risk, but also the future of his entire family. To save them all, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own... 

Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her--a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She's someone looking for a safe haven from the danger that has stalked her over the last several months. In Ricco's embrace, she finds one. But the darkness in which they so often find sanctuary can also consume them...

My Review:


Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Shadow Riders #2
Read: May 16th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Jove
Expected Publication: May 30th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 20 Review: Discovering You

From Goodreads:
Can she ever trust another "bad boy"? 

India Sommers once had the perfect family—until an ex-boyfriend broke in and shot her husband. Not only did that cost her the man she loved, a respected heart surgeon and the father of her child, but she also feels responsible. Charlie died because of the people she hung out with before she had the strength to change her life. 

Just after moving to Whiskey Creek with her little girl, Cassia, to start over, she's learned that her ex-boyfriend's trial ended in a hung jury. He's getting out of jail; he could try to find her again. And that's not all that scares her. She's extremely attracted to her next-door neighbor, but Rod Amos is the handsome "bad boy" type that's given her so much trouble in the past. If she got involved with him, her in-laws would sue for custody of Cassia. 

India has to keep her distance from Rod—but the more she gets to know him, the more difficult that becomes. 

My Review:


Author: Brenda Novak
Series: The Whiskey Creek #10
Read: May 15th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: May 24th 2016
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 20 Review: The Scandal of It All

It takes two to make a scandal…

What kind of woman ventures into London's most notorious pleasure club? An outsider like Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, snubbed time and time again by society because of her Spanish roots. Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste. If only she were not so drawn to the smoldering Lord Strickland…a dangerous man who sees beyond her mask, and could ruin her reputation with a mere whisper.

Lord Strickland never permitted himself to fantasize about the sultry, off-limits lady, but then he never expected to find Ela in a place so wicked, looking for what he's more than too happy to give. She may not be to the ton's taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire—and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night.

From Goodreads:


Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: The Rogue #2
Read: May 14th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Avon
Expected Publication: July 25th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars





Week 20 Review: Secret Life of a Vampire

From Goodreads:
Lara Boucher will do whatever it takes to get that coveted promotion to detective. She knows that something strange was happening at the incredibly handsome Jack's party. Working that out will have to take a back seat to discover why so many college girls have gone missing. But the last thing she expects when she goes undercover at the so-called 'spa' is to run into Jack again - or to feel such a strong attraction. The last thing Jack wants is to become the kind of man his father was. But that's just what's required if he's going to bring down this latest ring of Malcontents. Drawing on his legendary Casanova lineage, Jack works his way into the group. But will he be able to show Lara the man he really is without jeopardizing their mission? And can Lara ever trust a man with so many secrets?

My Review:
Yeah, another fun book in this series! A lot of fun, and it started right at the beginning, with a bachelor party that had the police called in! So hilarious, and it just kept going! Plus there was the mystery of the missing college girls!

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #6
Read: May 14th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Avon
Published: March 31st 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 Reviews


Follow Friday #288, May 19th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt: Another week, another nothing! What about you guys? Happy reading!


GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #296, May 19th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Secret Life of a Vampire which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, The Scandal of It All which counts 5 times as a Edelweiss Book, Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books and a WoW Book, Discovering You which counts 3 times as a NetGalley Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Shadow Reaper which counts 4 times as a NetGalley Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book, Sister, Sister which counts 3 times as a Edelweiss Book and a SAC 2017 Book.

So I have 17 counts which translates to $8.50 this week! I'll use it to buy a book!

First Lines Friday #314, May 19th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

Well, I'm not reading anything today, so yeah, nothing to post today!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Random Reads #286, May 18th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 4326 which turned out to be Born of Corruption by Teri Brown! It's been on my TBR pile since February 6th, 2014, and I added it because the series sounded fantastic! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #301, May 18th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

Nothing because I'm not reading anything today!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #311, May 18th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—-a parallel dimension filled with mutated and sadistic netherling outcasts.

In the final installment of the Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But even if everyone succeeds and comes out alive, can they all truly have their happily ever after?

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I don't know, maybe because I haven't read the 2nd book yet. But I want to read the whole series! What about you guys? Happy reading!