Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter’s THE HARDER YOU FALL is coming! Being released on November 24th, this fantastic contemporary romance in the Original Heartbreakers series is a scorching tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world, published by HarlequinHQN! Pre-order THE HARDER YOU FALL from the links below for an sneak peek opportunity! And don't miss the exclusive teaser we have for you below!

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About the Book
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world… Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions. A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken. "Emotional, heart-tugging, kept me turning the pages!" —Carly Phillips, New York TimesBestselling Author

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About the Author

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or   
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things I Want to Quit but Know I Can't

This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given. So hopefully I'll have a new list to share with you all each week!

This Week's Topic: Top Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit by Know I Can't

1. Ugly crying after seriously emotional books

I don't cry that often when I read sad books. But when I do, I go all out. The culprits? Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I had full on sobs and I know that I can never stop that habit when it comes to those seriously emotional books. 

2. Spending hours on Amazon looking at books to add to my Wishlist

Whenever I get an Amazon gift card, I end up spending at least two hours looking through the book section, trying to decide which books I just have to own. It's always such a hard decision and I always feel super pressured. And after I purchase the books I've finally decided on, I always find more books that I get mad at myself for not thinking of before. Ugh, the decisions are just too hard! 

3. Getting excited whenever we pass a Barnes & Noble or a Half Price Books

Just ask my sister. Literally any time we pass a book store, I say something and joke about stopping by. She just rolls her eyes and tells me no and reminds me that I already have wayyyyy too many books. But still, nothing beats going to a book store! 

4. Doing a happy dance whenever I get book mail

I may have been blogging for over four years now, but the excitement that comes with opening the mailbox to find those beautiful packages inside never grows old. I still love book mail and look forward to getting the mail every day to see if anything good has come for me!

5. Obsessing over characters like they are real people

Any time I read a book that I am just instantly drawn in to (pretty much anything by Colleen Hoover), I start thinking of the characters as real people and I become obsessed with their story. When I was reading Confess with my friend Sarah from Words With Sarah, I would text her so many OMGs and exclamation points over what was happening in that book. I felt like those people were so real and I truly cared about how their lives would turn out!

6. Buying books when I already own way too many

I just can't help myself! I want them all. 

7. Freaking out if ANYTHING happens to any of my books

If anything comes even remotely close to hurting one of my books, I have a major freak out. My dog chewed the corner of one of my books and I was FURIOUS. Then, a couple of weeks later, my sister spilled Diet Coke on my copy of Confess by Colleen Hoover and not even a second later she said she'd buy me a new one and repeatedly said she was sorry. She knows how crazy I am! Don't worry, a couple of days later my new copy arrived and all was forgiven :)

8. Completely fangirling over authors

I get SO nervous when I meet an author in real life. The day I met Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines, and Jamie McGuire on their tour last year, I was a mess. What was I supposed to say? How was I supposed to act? I was so so so nervous and all I ended up saying was something like, "Oh my gosh, I love your books!" And that was it. Creative, right? It's not even when I meet them in real life, either. If an author even so much as favorites one of my tweets or replies to one of my tweets, I freak out. They're like celebrities to me and I can't help but fangirling over them!

9. Judging a book by its cover

If a book has an ugly cover or a cover that's just okay, my desire to read it goes down a couple of notches. If a book has an utterly gorgeous cover, I am much more likely to pick it up. I can't help it! I'm a cover snob!

10. Getting mad at myself for not reading enough

No matter how many books I read in a month, it never seems like enough. I can read 3 books a month or 10 books a month and still feel like a failure for both of those instances. Ugh. There are just SO MANY BOOKS out there that I want to read and I know I'll never get to them all…but a girl can dream!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (153)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers share what books they got throughout the week!

From Publisher

Three very different, yet equally amazing books arrived for me this week! I love me some Maya Banks, so I can't wait for her newest book. I'm really intrigued by Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah and am excited to see how that one turns out as well. I haven't heard of A Song for Ella Grey before, but just look at that cover! Guess I'll just have to see how that one is! 

From Amazon
I am beyond excited to finally own this book. My sister read it a long time ago and raved about it, so I'm shocked that it has taken me this long to get myself a copy! Hopefully it's as good as everyone says it is!

From OTSP Secret Sister

I got my September package from my OTSP secret sister and I absolutely love it! The coloring book is so pretty and I HAVE A COPY OF EMMY & OLIVER!!! This book is a highly anticipated book for me and I am so excited to have a copy! And can we stop and look at those adorable macaroon stickers?? I'm obsessed with them! Thanks secret sister!!

That's it for me! What did you all add to your shelves this week? 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (212)

This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of! 

Young Widows Club
By Alexandra Coutts
Release Date: November 10, 2015
First came love, then came marriage, and then...

For seventeen-year-old Tam, running off to marry her musician boyfriend is the ideal escape from her claustrophobic high-school life on the island, and the ultimate rebellion against her father and stepmother. But when Tam becomes a widow just weeks later, the shell-shocked teen is forced to find her way forward by going back to the life she thought she’d moved beyond—even as her struggle to deal with her grief is forcing her to reinvent herself and reach out to others in ways she never imagined.


Based on the title of this book alone, you know that this is going to be an emotional book. I'm interested to see how Tam deals with going back to the life she was trying to escape when she got married so young. And maybe there will be a guy to help her with her grief?? It doesn't say anything about thatbut there's always a guy! I guess we'll see! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Release Week Blitz: Forever With You by Jennifer L Armentrout

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's FOREVER WITH YOU! FOREVER WITH YOU is a standalone New Adult contemporary romance being released on September 29th, and is the fifth book in the Wait For You Series, published by Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. Grab your copy of this incredible addition to Jennifer's Wait For You Series and see what everyone is talking about!

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Praise for FOREVER WITH YOU: “Armentrout packs a powerful emotional punch in her fifth Wait for Younew adult contemporary (after Fall with Me)... Armentrout tugs at the heartstrings while delivering an intense, gripping tale.” –Publishers Weekly “Armentrout presents an emotional installment in her Wait for You series…[she] does it again, presenting a fast-paced tearjerker that fans will devour.”–Booklist

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FOREVER WITH YOU Synopsis: In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand… Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away. Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .   


I cradled my drink as Cam sauntered back to the pool tables. My mind wasn’t made up on the whole visiting them thing yet. Maybe I would. Maybe I wouldn’t.
            “Want another rum and coke?”
            My lips curled up at the sound of Nick’s rich, deep voice. We’d been chatting on and off since I plopped my butt down on the stool, and he had seemed happy that I was there.
            Total bonus points lottery with this guy.
“I’m good, but thanks.” The last thing I wanted to be was drunk. I smiled at him, pleased when his heavily hooded gaze dipped again. “Are you guys usually this busy on the weekend?”
            I could see that small talk was something Nick excelled at, which made sense, considering his occupation. He was an equal opportunity charmer. Women flocked to him at the bar. The other bartender, the girl with the pink glasses, seemed to take it all in stride.
“Not sure if you really call this busy, but Saturdays usually bring a larger crowd.” He glanced down the bar before continuing. “So you went to school with them?” he asked, jerking his chin in the direction Cam had roamed off to.
“Yeah.” Leaning forward, I placed my elbows on the bar. “I had no idea they had connections here. Total surprise.”
“Small world,” he said, echoing my earlier thought. “But you’re not very close with them.”
It was a statement, not a question. “What makes you think that?”
“Well, if you were, I guess you’d be over there with them. Or …”
Nick was observant. “Or what?”
            One side of his lips curled up as he folded his arms across his chest. The movement drew my attention. I was such a visual creature. Not that anyone would blame me right now. The black shirt he wore stretched around well-defined biceps. “Or you’d rather spend the time with me.”
            The twisty motion in my belly cranked up a notch. “Am I that transparent?”
            “In the best possible way.” He picked up a bottle. “I’m glad you did stop by. Every time the door opened last night, I looked up and hoped it was you.”
            “Is that so?”
            “I speak the truth.” His smile was lazy. “Did you finish unpacking?”
            “Were there any more rat bastard combinations?”
            I laughed. “There were a few more.”
            “Kind of mad I missed out on them.”
            “There’s always later.” I toyed with my glass as I met and held his stare. “So, Nick, do you have a last name?”
            “Blanco,” he replied after a brief hesitation. “Do you?”
            “Keith.” I grinned as he unfolded those arms. “I have another question for you.”
            Moving in, he placed his hands on the bar. “Ask away.”
            “Do you have a girlfriend?” My breath caught a little when he leaned in suddenly. Our mouths were close enough that we were breathing the same tiny patch of oxygen. “Or a boyfriend?”
            Nick didn’t bat an eyelash. “Nope to both. How about you?”
            Bonus points explosion!
            “None,” I said, welcoming the tingle that swirled down my spine as his breath warmed my lips.
            He tilted his head to the side, lining up his mouth with mine with just a fraction of an inch between us. I started to feel a little flushed. “You have plans tonight, Stephanie Keith?” he asked, voice deeper and rougher.
            I shook my head as my pulse tripped all over itself in a happy little dance.
            Nick’s grin spread into the kind of smile I knew left a trail of women in its wake. “You do now.”  

And don’t miss the previous titles in the Wait for You Series!

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About the Author
About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.



Top Ten Tuesday: Authors to Read if You Love Colleen Hoover

This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given. So hopefully I'll have a new list to share with you all each week!

This Week's Topic: Top Ten Authors to Read if You Love Colleen Hoover

This week's topic was a very broad topic; we had to recommend books/authors based on a popular book/author. I thought I'd share books that are similar to my absolute favorite author Colleen Hoover. If you don't know Colleen's work (which would be crazy if you follow this blog because I talk about her all the time), she writes super emotional new adult romances. I LOVE her books and thought I'd share some authors that are as great as Colleen is! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (152)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers share what books they got throughout the week!

From Publisher
These two fabulous books came for me in the mail this week! I have been in the mood to read a really good romance and look like exactly what I need! I can't wait to read them! 

From Amazon
I got these two for pretty cheap on Amazon and I'm so excited! While It Lasts is actually signed to Jessica from Abbi Glines!! How cool is that? I saw it for sale on Amazon for only $5 and, with that price and my name, there was no way I could pass it up! Not to mention that it's currently being made into a movie that looks soooooo good! So I definitely need to read it as soon as I can. As for Forgiving Lies, my sister has been bugging me to read it for awhile so I decided it was time for me to own a copy!

That's it for me! What did you all add to your shelves this week? 

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