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By Your Side & On The Fence - Book Reviews

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her. Only he doesn’t come. No one does. Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Christmas/Winter Related Trope

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from  Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Christmas/Winter Related Trope Okay, so I will be very very honest, I do not read a whole lot of Christmas themed books but I have read some that take place in winter and there is always one thing that at least one character does in every winter novel I've read.  Least Favorite  They fall on the ice/snow  I know it's slippery but not every single person has bad balance like me. My partner for example, never falls. My sister... never falls. Not everyone falls!  Favorite  This is such a trope but I live for it in Christmas books. The one that got away romance but they get back together when their families get together for Christmas. It's overdone but i

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART BLOG TOUR + EXCERPT

When the fate of the world is at stake Loyalties will be tested Game of Thrones meets Blade Runner in this commanding new YA fantasy inspired by Norse Mythology from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking. As one of Odin's Valkyries, Malin's greatest responsibility is to slay immortals and return them to the underworld. But when she unearths a secret that could unravel the balance of all she knows, Malin along with her best friend and her ex-girlfriend must decide where their loyalties lie. And if helping the blue-eyed boy Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk—to the world and her heart. Buy Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-a-Million IndieBound Powells Excerpt  Chapter One The air reeked of fermented fish and rotten fruit, thanks to the overflowing dumpster from the restaurant behind us. The polluted alley felt narrow and claustrophobic, sandwiched between skyscrapers. In the city, it was never quiet or peaceful, even at three in the morning. There were more

Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: March 8th 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton From the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series comes the pulse-pounding fourth novel in the electrifying Titan series.

Music Monday - K-Pop Christmas

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at  Always Me . The point of this meme is every Monday you share two of your favorite songs from the past week. So here are the songs I've been listening to this week.  So every Music Monday this month is going to be Christmas music! So grab that cozy blanket and plop down in front of the crackling fire with a good book and let the magic of the season envelop you while the snow falls outside your window, blanketing the ground in a blinding white.  Merry Christmas to all! I hope you are all enjoying the best time of the year.

Batman: The Killing Joke - Review

For the first time the Joker's origin is revealed in this tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point and go mad, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane.  After shooting and permanently paralyzing his daughter Barbara (a.k.a. Batgirl), the Joker kidnaps the commissioner and attacks his mind in hopes of breaking the man.  But refusing to give up, Gordon maintains his sanity with the help of Batman in an effort to beset the madman.  Breakdown  This is my first time ever reading a graphic novel and I am impressed. I will admit I was one of those people who thought these things of things were for little kids. How freaking wrong I was! I should have known better as I read manga and it's not that way. I mean they make some for kids but some are not kid friendly.... okay I'm getting off topic. I finally decided to try a comic/graphic novel because it's all over my Twitter feed, also my partner has

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Christmas Themed Book

This meme is hosted by myself and the wonderful Laura from  Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday?  Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. Topic for the Week Best/Worst Christmas Themed Book (or books that take place during Christmas) Best This was so cute and filled me with such happiness and I just ugh. It's perfect for Christmas time! Worst I'm not a John Green fan. Yeah I know, I'm like the only one in the whole world who doesn't like him but it is what it is. Different tastes and all that jazz. So of course, when I set out to read this one... I should've known better. Topic for Next Week Favorite/Least Favorite Christmas/winter-related Trope

One More Light

I don't normally talk about these kinds of things but after what has happened with Chester and now Jonghyun, I feel I need to say something. Suicide is not the answer. Never. If you're feeling down and think there's nothing happy left to live for, you're wrong. If you have depression, seek help. Talk to someone, anyone and if you can't talk to anyone, there are hotlines for you. People there 24/7 that will talk to you, help you see why ending your life isn't worth it. If you need medication, don't be ashamed of it.  Mental health is still treated as something taboo or something we make up in our own minds. Some people think it's something we just need to get over. Why on Earth can't we treat mental health the way we treat our physical health? I mean, when we get the flu, we go to the doctor, why don't we treat mental health the same way?   1-800-273-8255 - suicide hotline USA ( International numbers ) Don't let your light go out. Your life ma

Waiting on Wednesday

Expected publication: February 6th 2018 by Imprint In this gritty, contemporary romance, an injured star athlete escapes to a small southern town after an abusive relationship leaves her reeling. Before, Peyton was a star soccer player with the perfect boyfriend, Reed. Now, she has a torn knee ligament, a scholarship on the line, and a shattered sense of self. No one believes Reed pushed her, causing her injury, and Peyton just wants to leave the trauma behind. Living with her uncle and twin cousins in their small, football-obsessed town seems like a great escape plan.  There, Peyton meets Owen—high school classmate and local MMA fighter. Though Owen is charming and gentle, Peyton is determined to repress her growing attraction. But when her old and new life collide, Peyton must reclaim the truth of her past in order to save her future.  With southern charm, underground martial arts, and red-hot chemistry, Kami Garcia’s second contemporary romance will steal your breath away.

Gemini Keeps Capricorn Spotlight + Giveaway + Review

A Spotlight on Book 3 in the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday! Gemini Keeps Capricorn (Signs of Love #3) Release Date (Print and Ebook): December 18, 2017 Book blurb: Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes…to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths. Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules. Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one…or three hundred. Sometimes, one diabolically grinning Gemini is all it takes...to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room. It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again… But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable. He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal. Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA. What can he

Bennett Book Blitz + Giveaway

Bennett Sybil Bartel (Uncompromising #4) Publication date: December 19th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Being the drummer for the hottest new rock band should’ve been a dream come true. Sold out shows, women, more money than I deserved… But I didn’t want any of it. The fame sucked, the money was a burden and I’d given away my only chance at ever having her—my best friend’s sister. I wasn’t supposed to touch her. My best friend made me swear I wouldn’t. Then he was deployed, and he told me to look out for her. Except being around her while still keeping my distance was slowly killing me. Touring with the band should’ve been the perfect escape… Until I fucked up. I fucked up so bad, she was half-conscious in my arms, fighting for her life. * BENNETT is the fourth standalone book in the Uncompromising Series. The Uncompromising Series: TALON NEIL ANDRE BENNETT Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo — EXCERPT: I backed her against the wall and took her face

Music Monday - Country Christmas

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at  Always Me . The point of this meme is every Monday you share two of your favorite songs from the past week. So here are the songs I've been listening to this week.  So every Music Monday this month is going to be Christmas music! So grab that cozy blanket and plop down in front of the crackling fire with a good book and let the magic of the season envelop you while the snow falls outside your window, blanketing the ground in a blinding white.  Let's get into some good old American country Christmas music for this week, shall we?

Heartless - Book Review

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship. Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans. Book Breakdown Buddy read with Katherine - paperbackdreamer This story follows a girl named Cath on her path to becoming The Queen of Hearts that we all know. I've noticed that everyone either hates this book or loves it to the point of wanting to die to keep it safe. I fall in the middle, I did

Undone Blog Tour + $50 Giveaway!

From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Higgins comes a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America brought to life and entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. UNDONE, the stunning conclusion in the Unknown Trilogy is now available! Grab your copies of the Unknown Trilogy today! About UNKNOWN (Unknown Trilogy #1): Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts. When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one