Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (13) Midnight Jewel



Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



In MIDNIGHT JEWEL, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour of the Glittering Court, delving into the dark, political underbelly of Cape Triumph through the eyes of one girl who dares to fight for her freedom.

A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. There, Mira finds herself subjected to persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well—men she would potentially be expected to give her life to.

By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies’ maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely—one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.

MIDNIGHT JEWEL is the extraordinary story of a girl with few options who courageously forges a new path, finding love, passion, lifelong friendships, and maybe even a way to freedom.

Why am I waiting?


I loved Mira in The Glittering Court and really want to read the story told in her perspective.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (13) Concealed

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"I honestly don't know what the future holds," he told her. "But I know I will always want you, Maddie. Always.

Concealed Kindle Location 1392

So many times Jack took my breath away. This is one of them.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review: Trigger

Author Scarlett Dawn
Format e-book
Print Length 218 pages
Publisher self
Published May 21, 2017

New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, has created a fresh and magical new adventure for romance and paranormal lovers alike. Shifters rule the world through corporations after the humans all but destroyed Earth. It's too bad humans are still oblivious. They have no clue terrifying beasts run their broken world.

And then along came a human. A beautiful and klutzy human.

She's the trigger the shifters have been waiting for...
But beware of the soul-sucking darkness soon to follow.


My Opinion

Poppy Carvene is caught between a rock and a hard place. Marry the guy her daddy, General of the Liberation Army wants her to marry or runaway and join the Corporation Army. The Army her daddy is 100% against. The same army with a death clause in the contract for basic training. The army that needs parental approval or else ten years in prison. Shifters are kept hidden from the human world. The last six mated pairs have been tainted and the king, Godric must figure out why. Godric also has the Corporate Army to run and a human has finally turned his head after over a 100 years.

Poppy is fierce, enthusiastic and confident. Just the type of character you want to read about. No whining instead she kicks butts and smashes heads. When life or the law decided that something must happen she agrees only once she makes her own path. Reading how she goes about making her own way is a roller coaster ride that you will not want to get off.

Godric does not want a mate. He is attracted to Poppy and wants to protect her yet he lets her make her own decisions. As king of the shifters he has the weight of the world on his shoulders, he handles it really well. Pretty much he is the book boyfriend of the year for me. 

Trigger is just what I needed to help me jump back on the paranormal romance bandwagon. The perfect starter to a fresh new series. It does not disappoint. Fair warning thought it will leave you wanting more.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “We’re the offspring of the curse.”


Other People

Finn- one of Godric’s besties
Cass- Godric’s ex-bestie
Wolfe- computer genesis
Rune- one of Godric’s besties
Alaric- one of Godric’s besties

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (12) The Bone Witch

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sight...





The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.

Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.

Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival of those she loves.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Swoon Thursday (12) Trigger

The fabulous girls over at The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

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 adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the gals at YABound.A Bound created this super HOT meme.

He peeked at me from the corner of his eye. "You're welcome." Then he closed his eyes and let the sun shine on his face.

He wasn't a man of many words.

Godric grunted, jealous heat in his narrowed gaze. The muscles in his jaw clenched. He hissed in absolute possession, "She's mine, Wolfe."

My mouth bobbed in surprise.

Trigger Kindle Location 1650


The fact that Godric felt the need to say this to his best friend is more than enough proof that he likes her. This book... Poppy and how fiercely independent she is. Godric and how extremely alpha he is. I needed this book and it came at the right time. My only sadness is the next one is not out until June.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (12) The Adjustment


Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment.

Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he’d remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough.

It wasn’t.

Like all returners, Weston came back a blank canvas. The years he and Tatum spent together were forgotten, as well as the week when he mysteriously disappeared before The Program came for him.

Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment—a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. Tatum donates her memories from their time together.

But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don’t match the experiences. And this discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done.

And as the truth of their life together becomes clear, Tatum will have to decide if she loves Weston enough to let him go, or to continue to live the lie they’d build together.

Prepare for your Adjustment.

Why am I waiting?


Trying to have an emotional bond with someone who is missing those emotions but has the memories. How is this one going to play out?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teaser Tuesday (12) Blameless

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis - is there anyone around who doesn't want to study or kill me?"

Floote raised a tentative hand.

"Ah, yes, thank you, Floote."

"There is also Mrs Tunstell, madam," he offered hopefully, is if Ivy were some kind of consolation prize.

"I notice you don't mention my fair-weather husband."

"I suspect, at this moment, madam, he probably wants to kill you."

Alexia couldn't help smiling. "Good point.”


I adore Floote and Alexia's relationship- reminds me of Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: Fanning the Flames

Author Chris Cannon
Format e-ARC
Print Length 323 pages
Publisher Entangled: Teen
Published March 6, 2017

Bryn McKenna has it all. Even though she’s a hybrid dragon, she’s finally fitting in the new shape-shifting dragon world that’s become her own. But her grandparent’s want to ruin everything by making Bryn’s nightmare of an arranged marriage to Jaxon Westgate a reality. It doesn’t help that Jaxon’s father is on a witch hunt for Rebel sympathizers and Bryn finds herself in his line of fire.

If she doesn’t say “I do,” she’ll lose everything. Good-bye flying. Good-bye best friends. Good-bye magic. But if she bends to her grandparents’ will and agrees to marry Jaxon she’ll lose the love of her life—her knight. 

My Opinion


Directorate has decided to use the knight/dragon bond to search for weapons that can help them with the Rebels. They also have decided that others need to have a knight of their own (although they want same gender pairings- saves on the heartache). One more thing they have decided, that the marriage between Jaxon and Bryn should become a real thing. Only Bryn’s heart and Jaxon’s already belong to other people.

What girl wouldn’t fall for a knight in shining armor? Bryn had no choice but to fall for her knight, Valmont, but their relationship comes with a lot of sacrifices. Many on his part, which is unfair to both him and his family, as he left them to make sure that Bryn is safe. I personally hate their relationship, I liked the first guy that she was dating Zavien, and am totally bummed that he disappeared and is nowhere to be found. So as I was reading, I kept hoping that one or the other of these two would come to their senses and decide yeah this is too much. 

The search for weapons and using the knight bond was an extra bonus. I love how they figure this out and all the mystery surrounding it. There is one weapon that is completely messed up. But I wonder how the Directorate is going to use them. I also wonder when they are doing to realize that they are treating their librarian like a moron, and she is the only one with a clue.

Overall, Fanning the Flames is a good continuation of Bryn’s learning curve in all things dragon related. The best thing is that you get to see Bryn’s growth over the series. Several things a revealed, and the last battle was an emotional one. I felt so bad for one of our major characters. 


My Rating
4 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “Do what you know until you know better, and then do better.”


Other People

Jaxon- Bryn’s nemesis
Rhianna- Jaxon’s girlfriend
Ivy- Bryn’s bestie

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Trailer Saturday (11) Wayfarer

Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sight...




All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk. 

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives. 

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them. 


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Swoon Thursday (11) Changeless

The fabulous girls over at The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

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 adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the gals at YABound.A Bound created this super HOT meme.

He nuzzled in at her neck kissing and licking her softly just below her ear. “Just a moment ” he said. “I need a small reminder that you are here you are whole and you are mine.” 


Alexia sure does like to live on the edge, and in this book I do mean literally. Foul things are afoot and she has to figure it out. It is a good thing that she drives her husband mad with worry as she does it. Healthy to remind him every now and again that she is mortal since he is not.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (11) Given to the Sea


Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart. 

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra – fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before – are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille. 

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land – and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people. 

The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given

Why am I waiting?


A girl who can’t even think about a someone touching without it freaking her out. A boy who may love her, a society who could be fading. This one just sounds too good to pass up.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!


St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays.  I am not really sure why, maybe it is the parades or the family time that comes with the holiday.  It's a fun holiday where you get to eat corn beef and potatos, drink green drinks and in general just have fun.  There is just something in the air, that makes the whole holiday magical.  It helps that I got engaged on St. Patrick's Day ten years ago, so I kinda see it as a lucky day.


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