Sep 29, 2017

Favorite Character Friday -- August

Favorite Character Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Adria's Romance Reviews that gives readers a chance to celebrate their favorite characters! 

Why a weekly meme? Because really, with millions of books out there and more coming out every week, characters are like potato chips, you can't have just one. 

How it works: 
Every week you pick one of your favorite characters and tell every one who it is, what book they're from and WHY they're one of your favorite characters. Be sure to include the blurb and book cover as well! Share the love and maybe someone will read that same book and see why that character is one of your favorites! Unlike the Book Boyfriend meme (which was a great meme), your Favorite Character Fridays choice can be male or female! 


 Favorite Character: 
August

Book Title & Author: 
Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault

 Why is this character your favorite (Feel free to include a favorite quote or scene)? 
From the start of this book, I was drawn towards August. I loved his personality and how attentive he was. His personality was wonderful and it makes you fall in love with him as the pages go on. I feel like he was a very strong character for the book and wouldn't be the same without him!


 Book Cover/Blurb:

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Synopsis:

Some see it... Some don't...

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline's best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

A book that intertwines horror elements and retellings, with humor and darkness

Sep 27, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday -- Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog topic that is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!!


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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
By: Julie C. Dao
Release Date: October 10, 2017

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An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Sep 23, 2017

Stacking the Shelves -- Week of September 18th

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews!

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Didn't get too much this week, but so excited for what I did get! I will have more for next week when I get my physical copies in the mail!
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Ethereal Knights
Addison Moore

Kindle-$5.99!
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Angels still roam the earth through Nephilim bloodlines. The battle for power between angelic factions intensifies when a new girl moves to Paragon Island.

Logan and Gage Oliver are captivated by Paragon’s newest resident, Skyla Messenger. Logan believes she is the Celestra destined to grow to a ripe old age with him, and Gage believes she’s the girl prophesized to be his.

The battle lines are drawn as both Olivers vie for her attention while danger lurks around every corner, and they must work together to keep Skyla safe. Logan fights to keep his new relationship with Skyla, but destiny alters his plans and he must make a decision that might cost him Skyla forever.


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The Haunting of Quenby Mansion
J.S. Donovan

Kindle - $.99!

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Mystery and horror surround the seventeen-room vine-covered plantation house. What was thought to be the solution to all of Evelyn Carr’s problems is only the beginning of her nightmare. Creepy neighbors arrive unannounced, the town hates her for inexplicable reasons, and there’s something inside of the basement. As a determined private investigator, Evelyn is hell-bent on learning the truth before the house tears her and her husband apart, figuratively and literally.

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Ribbons of Darkness
Decadent Kane

Kindle-Free!

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Before Ribbon had a chance to get used to the idea of being an elf, she ran into Draven who's body jingled her bells. Unfortunately, he's the spy sent to haul her and her family back to the North Pole on Santa's orders.

Draven North has had one task for the last twenty-four years: find the Winters family and bring them home. He wasn't expecting their only daughter to deck his halls. No matter how hot and sassy he found his roguess, he had to take her back before the darkness devoured the Pole and Christmas magic along with it. But was it already too late?

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That's all I got this week!!
What did you get??

Sep 22, 2017

Favorite Character Friday -- Aquila Desai

Favorite Character Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Adria's Romance Reviews that gives readers a chance to celebrate their favorite characters! 

Why a weekly meme? Because really, with millions of books out there and more coming out every week, characters are like potato chips, you can't have just one. 

How it works: 
Every week you pick one of your favorite characters and tell every one who it is, what book they're from and WHY they're one of your favorite characters. Be sure to include the blurb and book cover as well! Share the love and maybe someone will read that same book and see why that character is one of your favorites! Unlike the Book Boyfriend meme (which was a great meme), your Favorite Character Fridays choice can be male or female! 


 Favorite Character: 
Aquila Desai
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Book Title & Author: 
Emergence by SGD Singh

 Why is this character your favorite (Feel free to include a favorite quote or scene)? 
Aquila is such a sweetheart. He comes off as mysterious but you soon learn why that is and it makes you love him even more. His personality shines so much in the book and you can't help. I can't say too much else without giving away major spoilers, but trust me when I say he is amazing!!


 Book Cover/Blurb:

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Synopsis:

Seventeen year-old Asha's days are spent training in martial arts, attending homeschool classes, and helping in the kitchens of a luxurious Miami resort which she seldom leaves. Until the night her grandfather arrives home mysteriously injured, accompanied by a terrifying stranger. Asha begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems when she is abruptly sent to Punjab, India to live with relatives she never knew she had.

Joined by her best friend, Lexi, and her newfound cousin, Nidhan, Asha is soon drawn to an unusual place where the three of them learn that our World is much more than it appears. And there is a good reason people are afraid of the dark.

Meet The Infernal Guard: Shape-shifting Jodha warriors, Seers of various psychic Talents, Healers, Illusionists, and weapons-creating Tvastars. They are the gifted few who fight to protect our realm from demonic Underworlders escaping the seven lower dimensions of Hindu Mythology's Fourteen Worlds.

As the next generation of heroes from around the globe gathers to begin training, Asha discovers true love and a family in her friends and instructors. But something in the darkness knows that she alone possesses the rarest Talent of all. Now Asha must find the courage and strength to risk everything she has gained before a devouring evil like no other The Infernal Guard has ever faced destroys our realm's very existence.

Sep 21, 2017

Review -- Emergence (Review opportunity for all of you!)


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Emergence
Author: SGD Singh
Release Date: January 30th, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 491
Format: ebook

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Synopsis:

Seventeen year-old Asha's days are spent training in martial arts, attending homeschool classes, and helping in the kitchens of a luxurious Miami resort which she seldom leaves. Until the night her grandfather arrives home mysteriously injured, accompanied by a terrifying stranger. Asha begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems when she is abruptly sent to Punjab, India to live with relatives she never knew she had.

Joined by her best friend, Lexi, and her newfound cousin, Nidhan, Asha is soon drawn to an unusual place where the three of them learn that our World is much more than it appears. And there is a good reason people are afraid of the dark.

Meet The Infernal Guard: Shape-shifting Jodha warriors, Seers of various psychic Talents, Healers, Illusionists, and weapons-creating Tvastars. They are the gifted few who fight to protect our realm from demonic Underworlders escaping the seven lower dimensions of Hindu Mythology's Fourteen Worlds.

As the next generation of heroes from around the globe gathers to begin training, Asha discovers true love and a family in her friends and instructors. But something in the darkness knows that she alone possesses the rarest Talent of all. Now Asha must find the courage and strength to risk everything she has gained before a devouring evil like no other The Infernal Guard has ever faced destroys our realm's very existence.

My Review:
I had to take some time after reading this book to even find words to say how amazing it was. I still can't seem to do it, but this book needs the world to know everyone needs to read it!

This is the first urban fantasy that I have read and I am now sucked in. This book takes place in Punjab, mainly at headquarters, you'll find out more about that as you read! The writing of the world is so descriptive and detailed that i felt i was right there next to the gang the whole time.

This book is so full of so many emotions it will keep you on the rollercoaster of life even until the very last page. Suspense, fear, happiness, confusion, romance, and just pure love for the characters will course through as you read. I can't even pick a favorite character, there are so many that steal your heart you want to be friends with them all. I am so glad this is a trilogy because i am definitely not ready to let them go just yet!

This book would be great for anyone, doesn't matter the age or gender. The story can suck anyone in. You get wonderful descriptions of food that make you want to jump into the pages and eat with them, to solid friendships between the characters, some sweet romances, and of course some warrior skills to round it all out! If you haven't read this book, I suggest you purchase it right now and get ready for a long night of no sleep until you get the very last page!


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*Review Opportunity!!*
The author is looking for more reviews to go up on Amazon! If this is something you would be interested in, please leave me a comment below for me to contact you! I have ebook copies available for anyone willing to review it for her! I have mobi and pdf files!

Sep 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday -- Saving Brad

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog topic that is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!!


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Saving Brad
By:Siobhan Davis
Release Date: October 22, 2017

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Brad
I’m in love with my best friend’s girl.
She knows it. He knows it. Everyone knows it.
Faye will never be mine, but try telling that to my stupid heart.
An endless rotation of girls streams in and out of my bedroom in a desperate attempt to forget her, but nothing eases the horrid ache in my chest. Rejection isn’t anything new for me, but it hasn’t gotten any easier.
Until she reappears in my life. Like an out-of-control tornado. Storming in, all fierce and angry, ready to steamroll everything in her path. Rachel is trouble with a capital T bundled in a gorgeous, sexy, Irish package.
She pushes all the wrong buttons, and I can’t decide if I want to yell at her or kiss her.
I should steer clear.
But I’ve never been very good at taking my own advice. Especially when it comes to girls I can’t have and shouldn’t want.

Rachel
I need to escape.
To put as much distance between me and that monster so I can start living my life.
Yet, even the vast Atlantic Ocean isn’t enough to sever the connection. To allow me to forget how he’s ruined me. His hold is more than just physical. He has a vise grip on my head and my heart, and I can’t breathe, can’t think, can’t function.
So, I do everything to blot it out.
Until he reappears in my life.
Brad McConaughey. So hot. So infuriating. So in love with my best friend.
Every word out of Brad’s mouth makes me want to throat punch him or kick him in the nuts.
But he makes me feel, and I hate him for it. A part of me might actually love him for it.
I should keep my distance, but like destructive magnets, we are drawn together.
This isn’t going to end well.
I know it. He knows it.
But we’re powerless to resist.

Sep 19, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you at The Broke and the Bookish!! Each week we will be releasing a top ten book related list for you all to enjoy!

Oh goodness! Not a TBR list!! Luckily it is for fall so I don't have to go through my whole TBR, that list is huge! I am sure all of us book dragons have that issue though! Without further ado, here we go!


Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

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 1. Decent 
By SGD Singh

The Infernal Guard: Descent rejoins our heroes eight months after the events of Emergence. Asha and her fellow trainees gather at Central Headquarters, located in North America's western desert, to celebrate their graduation and receive their postings as full-fledged Infernal Guard members. But the time for celebrations are cut short when Asha confirms her long-held suspicion: The Prophecy, which foretold the birth of a Seer with the power to bring lasting peace to our realm, never meant her. She is not The One The Guard have been waiting for so many years. While hunting Underworlders in Las Vegas, Asha and her team come across a homeless civilian named Jax. Asha immediately realizes the mysterious girl is critical to their survival, and insists Jax accompany them despite her team's protests and the civilian's terror. Now, as the forces of darkness unite to capture their foretold Savior, Asha must lead a rescue team of her beloved friends into the Underworld on the mission of their lives. Because if they fail, hope dies with them.


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2. Beneath a Scarlet Sky 
By Mark Sullivan

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.



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3. The Right Kind of Reckless
By Heather Van Fleet
  I'm in love with a woman I can't have, and there's absolutely nothing I can do to stop myself from falling.

The problem? Her brother's my best friend.

I shouldn't want her this much. Not when it goes against the bro code. Not when I've never been able to commit to a woman for longer than a night.

But one look into her eyes and I'm a mess for her. She's my everything. And I have to walk away with nothing.



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4. Eliza and her Monsters 
By Francesca Zappia

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.


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By Cheryl Strayed

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.


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By May Sage

“Let me tell you one thing, Beast: if your Prince ever returns, watch his back. There are thousands who would gladly throw daggers at it.”
And Belle would be first in line.

Ten years ago, he was Prince Aiden, heir of Jereena, at the top of the world – now, they call him Beast. Aiden has landed on his feet, his exclusive club is the place to be, he makes hundreds of thousands a night. What else could he possibly want?

Belle grew up during the Anarchy, and the corrupted system screwed her, big time, but she managed to get by. Then, her stupid brother goes and steals from the Beast, who demands her as payment.
Well, her, a pile of cash, or her sister – option two and three aren’t acceptable.


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By Erin Swann

Bill

The women in my life are all temporary. Things are simple. Charm her, enjoy her, discard her, and repeat. Once she hears my family name her focus is on the size of my wallet and she can't be trusted.

Until Lauren shows up at my doorstep one night and I am suddenly in charge of the family company. I need to save the family legacy and ten thousand jobs. I can't do it without her. She's beautiful, sassy, brilliant, and brutally honest. She can't stand me.

I need her. In my bed, in my life, as my wife. Everything's going according to plan . . . Until, she disappears.

Lauren

I fell for him as soon as I saw him last week, all of him, the full package.

Until, he sent me back to his condo to get rid of the girl--the naked one in his bed. He didn't even know her name.

Today he's the new CEO, and he's screwing up. Royally. I told him what I thought of him.

Again.

Now, he won't take no for an answer. When he makes a fairy tale proposal in front of hundreds, I can't say no. Together we have a plan to save the company.

But he's keeping secrets, and I uncover the worst one.


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By Joe Hill

Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre -- his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used hangman's noose, Aleister Crowley's childhood chessboard, etc. -- so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it.

The black, heart-shaped box that Coyne receives in the mail not only contains the suit of a dead man but also his vengeance-obsessed spirit. The ghost, it turns out, is the stepfather of a young groupie who committed suicide after the 54-year-old Coyne callously used her up and threw her away. Now, determined to kill Coyne and anyone who aids him, the merciless ghost of Craddock McDermott begins his assault on the rocker's sanity.


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9. Stolen 
By Addison Cain

He stole her off the streets in broad daylight—the first Omega discovered in Bernard Dome in generations. He took her with violence while none intervened. He broke her, swearing he’d put her back together.

Brenya Perin was ordered to submit.

Bernard Dome is the jewel of Europe, a bastion of art and culture, pleasure and decadence. But life in the city depends on the occupation chosen for you at birth. There is no subversion, no question of who rules. There is no freedom.

Peace has a price, a price the Commodore of Bernard Dome is willing to pay… so long as the Omega remains his.

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Shepherd’s influence is on the rise. His machinations are subtle, his hands full tending to his recovering mate. Her safety is his priority, and something he’s willing to risk war to assure. Bernard Dome has what he wants, and they will all be dammed if they deny him.


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By Shirley Jackson

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

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 Well, that's my list for the week! Hope you all enjoy! 

Leave me your links below!

Sep 18, 2017

Review -- Hearts are like Balloons


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Hearts are like Balloons
Author: Candace Robinson
Release Date: June 30, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 234
Format: ebook

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Synopsis:

May Falkner’s past two years have been a rough road. When her father suddenly passes away, May needs to find a job to help out her mom and regain some control over her life. Working at the bookstore helps her heal, laugh, and hope again. It also leads her to cross paths with Nico Evitts, who begins as just a co-worker, but becomes so much more

When it all becomes perfect, because there is no perfect, life steps in to prove once again that it all can crash down harder than before. This is a story about finding yourself, love, and the things in life that are still here.

Hearts are like balloons. Sometimes they inflate… Sometimes they deflate…

My Review:
Now that was a story! Right from the beginning you are sucked into the life of May and are not able to stop until you finish the last page! I finished the whole book in a day, I just had to keep going to know what happened next.

This was such a sweet story with such loveable characters. There wasn't a single one that I didn't like and I have to say that I think that is a first for me. May was such a sweet girl doing all she can to not let life get her down. Violet and her personality is just as vibrant as her purple hair. Jessie is a total sweetheart and the best friend anyone could ever wish for. And Nico...swoon! How can you not love him. Guys should read this book to see how they should be! Nico was in the easiest words to say, perfection.

While this book was full of sweet romances and lots of smiling moments, it also had just as many times of heart ache and pain. The author does a perfect balance to make you turning each page until the very end. Someone who knows the pain of losing those you love so suddenly was really able to relate but even someone who hasnt will still be able to understand the experience written in the pages and still have the desire to keep going.

The messages in this story are wonderful. The biggest one I took with me was never give up. No matter what happens in life, there is always a way. Don't be afraid to get help either.

I think anyone out there should get a copy of this book. Young, old, male, female, doesn't matter. The message is so spectacular that everyone needs to read it and take it with you through the rest of your life.


Sep 13, 2017

Book Signing!!

I went to a book signing/expo for the first time in my life and man was it amazing! My only complaint is the authors were all there selling their books and I didn't have enough money to buy some from the all! I guess there could be worse problems, right? I did leave with a ton of swag and a few book goodies for me to devour!

Hope you all enjoy the pics!

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Me outside the event and also me with Ditter Kellen! One of my favorite authors! If you haven't heard of her, I seriously suggest you go look her up like yesterday!!

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My Nana, pictured above, said this is her new boyfriend. She had to get all of us over there to see him! He is one of the cover models that an author brought with her!

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Image may contain: 1 person, sitting My Mom and Aunt with Meredith frickin Wild!! I was so excited to meet her!!

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 All my swag I got! It was ridiculous how much they were giving away! I was like a kid in a candy store!!


Waiting on Wednesday -- Wild Beauty

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog topic that is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!!


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Wild Beauty
By: Anna-Marie McLemore
Release Date: October 3, 2017

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Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.

I'm back! Woohoo!

Hello Everyone :)

Sorry for the small break I had to take. My life got really stressful with moving and just everyday life so sadly my blog had to get put to the side for a little bit! But now I'm ready to jump back in!

I hope you all have been doing well and got lots of reading done! I was able to read a few books while I was gone so I can get some reviews put up for you guys!

What are you all currently reading??

Jun 1, 2017

IN NEED OF ARC REVIEWERS!! (mobi format)

Hello to all my followers! I am helping a fellow author friend get some more exposure for her books! I am looking for those who would love to review her 3 books. I have books 1 & 2 and book 3 will be available to read in a couple weeks! I will post the information for the books below for you to see if you would like to review them. We will need the reviews to be posted on Goodreads and Amazon. I will send out book 1 and after the review is up for that one, I will then send out book 2. I only have the ARC in Mobi file, so make sure you are able to read that particiular file! If you are interested, please send an email to Paradiseofpages@yahoo.com.


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Emergence (Book 1)
Author: SGD Singh
Release Date: January 30, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 427

Goodreads | Amazon |

Synopsis:

Seventeen year-old Asha's days are spent training in martial arts, attending homeschool classes, and helping in the kitchens of a luxurious Miami resort which she seldom leaves. Until the night her grandfather arrives home mysteriously injured, accompanied by a terrifying stranger. Asha begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems when she is abruptly sent to Punjab, India to live with relatives she never knew she had.

Joined by her best friend, Lexi, and her newfound cousin, Nidhan, Asha is soon drawn to an unusual place where the three of them learn that our World is much more than it appears. And there is a good reason people are afraid of the dark.

Meet The Infernal Guard: Shape-shifting Jodha warriors, Seers of various psychic Talents, Healers, Illusionists, and weapons-creating Tvastars. They are the gifted few who fight to protect our realm from demonic Underworlders escaping the seven lower dimensions of Hindu Mythology's Fourteen Worlds.

As the next generation of heroes from around the globe gathers to begin training, Asha discovers true love and a family in her friends and instructors. But something in the darkness knows that she alone possesses the rarest Talent of all. Now Asha must find the courage and strength to risk everything she has gained before a devouring evil like no other The Infernal Guard has ever faced destroys our realm's very existence.


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Descent (Book 2)
Author: SGD Singh
Release Date: October 7, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 424

Goodreads | Amazon |

Synopsis:

The Infernal Guard: Descent rejoins our heroes eight months after the events of Emergence. Asha and her fellow trainees gather at Central Headquarters, located in North America's western desert, to celebrate their graduation and receive their postings as full-fledged Infernal Guard members.

But the time for celebrations are cut short when Asha confirms her long-held suspicion: The Prophecy, which foretold the birth of a Seer with the power to bring lasting peace to our realm, never meant her. She is not The One The Guard has been waiting for so many years.

While hunting Underworlders in Las Vegas, Asha and her team come across a homeless civilian named Jax. Asha immediately realizes the mysterious girl is critical to their survival, and insists Jax accompany them despite her team's protests and the civilian's terror. Now, as the forces of darkness unite to capture their foretold Savior, Asha must lead a rescue team of her beloved friends into the Underworld on the mission of their lives.

Because if they fail, hope dies with them.

Apr 10, 2017

Review -- A Fantastic Mess of Everything


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A Fantastic Mess of Everything
Author: Beck Medina
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 340
Format: ebook

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Synopsis:

Millie Alvarez is a college senior with dreams of being a best selling science fiction writer like her favorite author, sci-fi mastermind Luke Danielson. She fantasizes about dating Rod, her handsome, young writing professor, who has a fan base of his own.

Of course no one knows this but her two best friends, Fran and Mike. In the real world, Millie is anything but a success. She always gets casted in the worst roles in her college's musical productions, has a single subscriber to her writing blog, and struggles to be with anyone but Fran and Mike. She even avoids meeting Trent, an exchange student from London who matches with her on the dating app Charmed. Sam always wants to hang out with Millie, but he isn't her type; he's too skinny and happy and won't stop asking Millie about all her favorite things.

But things spiral out of Millie's control when Fran moves out of their dorm room to live with her sister and her estranged dad won't stop calling her to make amends. To top it all off, the pain inside of Millie's chest is worsening. Millie must decide if she's ready to face everything head on. Can she do it? Is she stronger than she thinks she is? All Millie knows is that her life is one big mess that she cannot seem to escape.

My Review:
Millie is a senior in college trying to find her way in life. She isn't sure what she is going to do after college, but she knows she wants to stay in LA with her best friends, Fran and Mike and try to be a best selling sci-fi writer! When things don't go as planned, can Millie hold it together or will she let it win?
I had such high hopes for this book, but to me it just fell a little flat. I just couldn't connect with Millie. I spent most of the book wanting to yell at her. She came across as such a snotty brat, I couldn't help it. She is supposed to be represented as having anxiety but I just didn't feel it. I have it myself so I understand the feelings but I feel like she just seems to have everything her way or she just shut down.
I liked the premise of the book. I think it has great potential and maybe with a little work on Millie as  character, this could be a 5 star book. I liked following the college and all the things that go on there. I also really enjoyed Mike as a character. I felt like he was one of the realist things in the book and made total sense. He was such a great friend to both Fran and Millie and kept a relationship going. I give that man props to be able to pull that off!
Sam! I loved Sam. He was such a sweetheart and he was the reason that I finished the book. His character was wonderful and I think could suck anyone into the pages just for him. He did so much for Millie it was astounding. I understand his reasonings and kept every bit of emotion I know he was also feeling. I could think of this man's smile and never get tired of it.

I like that the author tried to portray anxiety and the dangers it can cause on someone. Panic attacks are real even if most of society seems to think it is just people's cry for attention. I wish that the anxiety in this book felt more real with what was being said, but I do still love the thought. 

I feel like the author did pull into herself towards the end of the book. I was dragging to read it through most of it and even thought about giving up on it, but as I stated before, Sam kept me reading. The author eventually gains her stride and ends it on a strong note though I feel it wrapped up a little too quickly I still very much enjoyed the ending. I wish she would have had that amount of emotion and feeling that she put in the last 20% of the book to the whole thing.

I am glad I kept reading and was able to find out what happened. I was able to read the last page of this book with a smile on my face.