Thursday, January 18, 2018

[Cover Reveal] Recovered, by: Jay Crownover

From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes RECOVERED, a standalone contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night! Check out the amazing cover below, and order your copy today!

by: Jay Crownover
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

It was hate at first sight...


I hated Cable James McCaffrey.

He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.

He was out of control and didn’t bother trying to hide it.

He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.

Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn’t stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can’t have the one thing you want more than anything else.


I was obsessed with Affton Reed.

She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.

She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.

I was infatuated with her, but that didn’t stop me from acting like she didn’t exist.

In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.


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     Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. 

     Her books can be found translated into many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

Swoon Thursday #YABound [9]

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the steamy button and share it on your blog. We want to know!
Starflight #1


by: Melissa Landers
Read on January 14th, 2018

Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...

swoon worthy scene
      "Don't tell me what I mean," he said, his voice rough. "When I walk into a room, you're the only person I see. My brain doesn't get a choice anymore, because there's something inside you so rare it radiates out and blocks everyone else. You have the kind of beauty that can't be manufactured---the kind that comes from in here." He tapped a finger against her chest. "I didn't know what real beauty was before I met you, but I get it now. So trust me when I say you're the most breathtaking girl in my world."
      Solara's eyes burned with tears. She tried blinking Doran into focus, but something hot and painful welled inside her until his face became a wet blur.
      "I like waking up in sheets that smell like you," he said, gentler this time. "And I like the little wrinkle that shows up between your eyes every time you look at me. When I think about giving that up, I can't breathe." He took her face between his warm, callused hands. "Today, when I imagines what it would feel like to leave you behind, I realized that I can't do it. And don't think I'm being noble."

There's a little more than that, but you have to read the book yourself.

Thursday Tracks [74]

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: Ke$ha

favorite songs: Boots, Godzilla, Hunt You Down and Woman

Hear me next Thursday!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday [124]

"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:
 de Vincent #1
by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: January 30th, 2018

Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent . . . her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.

Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.

The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia. . . .


[Review] The Spiral Down, by: Aly Martinez

The Fall Up #2


by: Aly Martinez
Publication Date: May 14th, 2016
Read Date: January 16th, 2018
Genre: MM Romance, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 242


I was afraid to fly.
He made me soar.

After years of climbing the ladder of success in the music industry, I finally had everything I could want.
Yet I still found myself wandering through life alone.

Captain Evan Roth was the one man I never saw coming.
Tall, dark, mysterious… Straight.

We were both damaged beyond repair and searching for something so elusive we weren’t sure it even existed.

But, when two broken souls collide in midair, falling is a given.

I just never expected to crave the spiral down.

my rate

Welp, this was out of my list of books to read ASAP. I was looking for something kind of quick, romance and hot. I hit the jackpot when this book opened up on my iPad. It has been there maybe more than a year now, I'm so glad that I read it.

Now, I have to explain something that somehow I have done twice with Aly Martinez series. This is the second time that I have read a book in a series and the book is not #1. I never had any interested in reading the ones before and right now I don't have the desire of reading the book that came before this one. You see what have I done? I don't regret a single thing, but maybe, just maybe if I had started with the first one maybe I would have been reading the second one now instead of writing its review. Such is life. I know I'm crazy.

This story is just like I love them. MM romance pouring everywhere. I love these stories because the gay guy always have to "hunt" the straight one and that's funny and romantic. BUT this time around the "not-so-straight" man was the one "on the hunt", not in the beginning, but you get my meaning. I loved reading in both of their point of views. Their texts, their phone calls and whenever they were in front of each other. Everything was funny, romantic and perfect.

Their backgrounds were different, but their stories were similar. It was heartbreaking, mostly Evan's. I felt his heartache whenever he talked about his past. And I could feel the fear in Henry's words whenever he talked about flying or feeling alone. This author right here is a good one (I need to read more of her books, I swear). She writes for you to feel it. And I loved every single page.

This book is what I needed and I didn't even ask for it. I totally did the right choice in picking it out of nowhere, opening it and reading it all in one sitting.

PS, that cover is GORGEOUS!

[Review] Reunited, by: Colleen Houck

Reawakened #1


by: Colleen Houck
Publication Date: August 8th, 2017
Read Date: January 15th, 2018
Genre: Egiptian Mythology, Young Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 466 pages


After surviving her otherworldly adventure, Lily wakes up on her nana’s farm having forgotten everything. Her sun prince, her travels to Egypt, and her journey to the Afterlife are all distant memories.

But Lily is not the girl she once was. Her body is now part human, part lion, and part fairy. And if that isn’t bad enough, she must now harness this power of three and become Wasret: a goddess destined to defeat the evil god Seth once and for all.

With the help of her old friend Dr. Hassan, Lily departs on her final voyage through the cosmos and across the plains of Egypt. On the journey, she will transform into the being she is destined to become.

It is time for Lily to find her sunset.

my rate

OMG I have so many mixed feelings with this book. I swear that I don't know what to say about it. I seriously have a love/hate relationship with this author's stories, but I always end up liking them. This story was, sadly, the same as her previous series. Meaning that made me want to give up on it because it had a horrible path. Those thoughts aside, I continue reading it and let me tell you, it was not as bad as I thought it was going to end.

If I was lost with the mythology before, I totally gave up in knowhing who was what and what was who at this book. I didn't care of the background I just wanted the end. I hated the whole Tia, Ashleigh and Lily together in just one body thing. I hated the whole thing about one sibling being in love with one of girls inside Lily. It was too much and I got real tired of it. This was the bad.

The good parts were GOOD. The whole book was pure action. Not one second was the book dull and nothing "fun" happening. Everything was quick. One chapter we were battleting snakes and the other it was spiders and then it was a god. Damn. Everything was action-packed and it makes you read it all in one sitting.

I have to admit that the whole core of the story, meaning the Egyptian things, were spot on, but I still hated how all the romance came to be. I hated that the Sons of Egypt have to be separated. I'm happy that everyone got their happy ending, but I thrive for better happy endings. STILL, it was a wonderful read. Ignore my tantrum, read the series.

past reviews


Monday, January 15, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday [67]

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 Bookish Resolutions/Goals

  • Read 21+ Contemporary Romance books.
  • Read 15 Fantasy books.
  • Read 31 to 60 books released in 2018.
  • Read 25 books that have been in my TBR pile for a long while.
  • Read an Alphabet (meaning a book per letter).
  • Read 15 Young Adult books.
  • Read 36 books that are on my real bookshelf, not e-books.
Blogging Challenges:
  • This is hard for me because there is always a point in the year that I stop blogging because of life reasons. I'll try my damn best to not let that happen, but life always throws curve balls, so let's see.
  • I need to post REVIEWS more. My features are cool and all, but reviews are my main entreé.
  • To post reviews of books that I read in the past and never reviewed. My list is in the eighties, so if I lower that to fifty would be bliss.
What are your resolutions/goals?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bout of Books 21 [Wrap-Up Post]

Bout of Books is here! It has passed a whole year since I did this read-a-thon, but I'm glad I can do it now. I hope it will go as good as I want. I don't have a tbr list for this read-a-thon, but I hope to knock down some big books on my bookshelf.



Norse Mythology, by: Jim Ollhoff
32 / 32 pages

Favorite Norse Myths, by: Mary Pope Osborne
87 / 87 pages

The Hammer of Thor
, by: Rick Riordan
30 / 471 pages

Here's the deal with the Norse mythology books: I'm reading Magnus Chase series, I needed a little bit more of info before I actually dig in for the second book, so voilá.


The Hammer of Thor, by: Rick Riordan
147 / 471 pages



The Hammer of Thor, by: Rick Riordan
198 / 471 pages

We Can Be Mended, by Veronica Roth
33 / 33 pages


The Hammer of Thor, by: Rick Riordan
315 / 471 pages



The Hammer of Thor, by: Rick Riordan
471 / 471 pages

Rebound, by: Remi Ryan
192 / 192 pages



The Ship of the Dead, by: Rick Riordan
423 / 423 pages

Starflight, by: Melissa Landers
121 / 362 pages



Starflight, by: Melissa Landers
362 / 362 pages

Starfall, by: Melissa Landers
368 / 368 pages

You Are Here, by: Jenny Lawson
128 / 128 pages


Books Finished: 8
Pages Read: 2,096


Leave a Book Review!

Did you know? Book reviews help other readers discover new books. For today's challenge, we encourage you to write a review of a book you've read during the readathon (or recently) and publish it where other readers make their purchasing decisions (e.g., Amazon, Goodreads, etc.). Be sure to share it with us.

All my reviews can be found here.
How was your read-a-thon? I had fun, so how about you?