Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday [133]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


by: Jessica Verdi
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary, LGBT+, Young Adult


Dara’s lived a sheltered life with her single mom, Mellie. Now, at eighteen, she’s dreaming of more. When Dara digs up her never-before-seen birth certificate, her world implodes. Why are two strangers listed as her parents?

Dara confronts her mother, and is stunned by what she learns: Mellie is transgender. The unfamiliar name listed under “father”? That’s Mellie. She transitioned when Dara was a baby, shortly after Dara’s birth mother died.

But Dara still has more questions than answers. Reeling, she sets off on a road trip with her best guy friend, Sam. She's determined to find the extended family she’s never met. What she discovers—and what her mother reveals, piece by piece over emails—will challenge and change Dara more than she can imagine.

From rising star Jessica Verdi, this is a gorgeous, timely, and essential novel about the importance of being our true selves.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

[Review] The Prophecy, by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Titan #4


by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
Read Date: March 16th, 2018
Format: eBook
Pages: 400


History is on repeat…

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that's standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them -- without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him -- everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best -- and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she's not fighting just for herself -- she's fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled…. 

my rate

I finished it. I'm so sad, but so happy that I finish one of my favorite series. I was dying to finally read the happy ending, but this feeling is bittersweet. I applaud the author for this series, it was way better than the one before. I just feel that things were not completed enough, but the main problem was and I'm happy for it.

If you read the Covenant series, then Titan is for you. This is the last book in the series and is totally bittersweet. So if you read the original series, then you know this spin-off is to give us the final (happy) end of Seth and our new kickass female lead, Josie. The book before this one was strong, it made everything very more complicated, so I wasn't sure of how this was going to end. This is the quick summary... Josie is a demigod and the love of Seth's live, who is now a god. These two are expecting a child, call that a blessing. The Titans are furious and killing people like they are cockroaches. The demigods must stop them, but no other God wants to tell them how. When a sacrifice must be made, things might fall apart.

While reading this book I was truly scared of my favorite characters. This author, as any other, kills people for fun, so I was very very afraid. Let's say that I was waiting for the plot twists that happened, but I wanted the explication of why they happened, and it was good. Is so secret that Greek Mythology is my fave, but I have to admit that authors are making me hate these gods. They are so selfish, but so selfless when needed. They talk very cryptic and made my insides bust of rage. They are also hilarious because Dionysus wearing a beach shirt is funny, so is one of the Titans having a blue mohawk. But my whole love goes to Apollo. He got his hands dirty, he deserves all the awards and be remembered as the hero he is.

Kudos to the author for making a book so good that I didn't want to remember anymore because my tears were going to fall. Fully recommend the series.

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Top Ten Tuesday [74]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookis in June 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR

*not in order*





What's on your TBR?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday Tracks [82]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays are dedicated to music thanks to this feature! Created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. 
Now, this week song is...


Artist: Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Album: Black Panther Soundtrack

favorite part of the lyrics: Fuck you and all your expectations. I don't even want your congratulations.

Hear me next Thursday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

[Series Review] The Unforgettable Duet, by: Brooke Blaine

The Unforgettable Duet


by: Brooke Blaine
Publication Date: February 10th & 28th, 2018
Read Date: March 14th, 2018
Genre: MM Romance, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 165 & 151


Three sugars, two creamers.
That’s how you took your coffee every morning at Joe’s Grab ’N Go.
But you don’t remember that.
You don’t remember anything.
Anything, that is, except me…
That day…
And the tragedy that catapulted us together.


My worst nightmare and your greatest fear became a reality:
You don’t remember me.
You don’t remember the accident or the weeks afterward.
You don’t remember my bed as your safe place, or when, against all odds, you fell for me.
You remember me only as the casual acquaintance you saw as you grabbed your daily coffee.
Three sugars, two creamers.

Perhaps an acquaintance is all I’ll ever be to you now.
Maybe I can shoulder the heartbreak and the loss of you if it means you’ll be happy.
You remember me when.

my overall rate

I have always loved the collabs of this author with Ella Frank, so I said "why the hell not?" to read a book only by Brooke Blaine. I took that walk to the "wild side" and my heart broke TWICE but was back up again with just one page. I swear that I saw everything coming and I still had a heart attack.

The story is just as it sounds. These two boys have seen each other every day for the past months at Joe's Grab 'N Go. But today was different for Ollie because he finally spoke to Bluebird, real name Reid. Small talk, but it was something. Ollie is a paramedic, so when a call came in of a crash near him... he never thought in the middle of it all would be Reid.

Everything goes around something as fragile as the memory. Reid lost a chunk of it with the crash, but gain a lot more, Ollie. The banter of these two was OFF THE CHARTS. It made me laugh so many times. But it also made me swoon so many other times. Reid is frustrated because he doesn't remember much, but the broken heart will be ours and Ollie when time passes. That's everything I will say about what is to happen. I seriously don't want to give much away.

My favorite character hands down was Mike. OH, MY GOD, I couldn't stop laughing whenever he was on the scene. He made everything way better, but he also made Ollie see everything from the outside. He would knock some sense into him like no one's business. I swear I was totally in love with Mike. His wife was as hilarious as him, but she didn't appear much, sadly.

I don't want to describe Ollie or Reid in much detail, but my fave between the two was Ollie. He was a rock, a champion. I swear he was made of steel because is something like that happens to me, I'll throw myself from the nearest bridge (joking, but not much).

Overall, Brooke Blaine is a good damn author that you need to read, either alone or in collab she is da boss. Kudos to her! Read the books.

Waiting on Wednesday [132]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


by: Mary HK Choi
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult


For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

[Release Blitz] Ride Dirty, by: Laura Kaye

From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes RIDE DIRTY, a new novella in her Raven Riders Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

Raven Riders #3.5


by: Laura Kaye
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Genre: Romance, Adult

Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.

And then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.

Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed.

But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.

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“What do I do?” Emma asked.

We,” Caine said as an urgent, demanding possessiveness dug its claws into his soul. Dug them in, deep.

And it was, without question, something he’d never felt before in his whole life. When you felt as unworthy as he did, you rarely believed that you deserved to possess anything at all. But now, in the face of her vulnerability, Caine dared to hope that he might deserve...what? Not her, exactly, because after being viewed as no more than a possession by the couple that ran his group home, the idea of possessing another person made his stomach roll. But maybe the chance to get to know her, at the very least. And maybe even the chance to give her the things he’d always wanted but never been able to have.

Jesus, even daring to hope for such things made him feel like the bottom might fall right out from underneath of him. And when that happened, he’d just fall and fall and fall…

But if she was going to be brave, he sure the fuck would, too. “We’ll figure this out, Emma. Do you hear me? You’re not in this alone.” His voice sounded like it’d been scoured with sandpaper.

She peered up at him, and her bottom lip trembled a little more. “Promise?”

“Jesus, come here,” he rasped, hauling her in against his chest. He held her tight with one arm and stroked her hair back with the other. And Christ, she felt so good there. So warm and soft against all his cold hardness. So right. These thoughts were so foreign to him he hardly knew what to do with them, but that didn’t make them any less true. He had to swallow around a knot of emotion before he could go on, but when he finally did, his voice was rock solid again. “I give you my word, Emma.”

He made one more promise, too, but this one he kept to himself. Once, he’d failed to protect someone he should’ve. Worse than that, her death had been his fault.

Caine vowed to himself—he wouldn’t make the same mistake twice.

This time, he’d rather die first.


Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Raven Riders, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. 

Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. 

Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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