Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monthly Wrap Up: February 2015

Well I love how this worked out and I'm going to be using it again in March as well.  I did great I finished 8 Books!! I'm super proud of myself. I did way better than last month which was only five books.  Still less than 19 that I need but this slum is clinging like white on rice.

Some of my books qualified for two different categories. Which is why they are listed several times. In black was the intended read, in blue are the books actually read.  The complete TBR list can be found February TBR 

Book Hauls
Stacking The Shelves 1
Stacking The Shelves 2

Books Read This Month: 9
Yearly Goal: 200   Monthly Count: 19    Balance: 186

Read 3 books already on my bookshelves. 
Grady's Awakening
Harry's Sacrifice
Take Me On Katie McGarry
2 ebooks ( 1 for NetGalley and 1 Kindle purchase) READ 2 BOOKS Grady's Awakening & Harry's Sacrifice by Bianca D'Arc

2 physical ARCs  READ 1 ARC Raine J.C. Valentine
Finish a series (Gina Damico Rogue) Harry's Sacrifice by Bianca D'Arc
Start a series (Julie Kagawa any of the three on my shelves right now) Ours To Love by SHayla Black ( A Part of the Wicked Lovers Series)


Read a new to me author Raine by J.C. Valentine
Read a preorder ( Better When He's Bold) Jay Crownover Pre=orderedComplete all three library books RENEWED my books because I didn't get to them in time.  
  • Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
  • Complete Me by J Kenner
  • (I can't remember the third title right now)
Others I Completed In The Month:
Their's To Cherish ( A Wicked Lover's Series) by Shayla Black

Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry ( Pushing The Limits 1.5)


Take Me On by Katie McGarry ( Pushing The Limits 4)


Harry's Sacrifice ( Resonacne Mates 5) by Bianca D' Arc


What I've Been Watching This Month:


This month I have been loving Empire which has been amazing and mind blowing, and these writers don't want me to have a life. Although I have been downloading all the songs from every episode and if you're not watching you need to get your life.


And of course, Shonda Thursdays are a thing in my group of friends and my house and I won't lie, I'm a Gladiator (fangirl of Scandal) and I occasionally watch How To Get Away With Murder (I'm so behind I need to catch up before the episodes disappear on HULU).


Every Sunday night I have been turning into Downton Abbey, which I've been a fan of since the beginning and it just keeps getting better every season,this one has been the most volatile.  My beloved characters keep going through all these heartbreaking moments and I can't deal with it Inned some happy ending soon dammit.


Another British Fave of mine is Call The Midwife, I've caught up completely on the newest season and I can't wait until it comes back.  I loved the Christmas Special and can't wait to see what they have in store for us next season.  It should be interesting.

Another BBC fave that I have been catching up with is Orphan Black. I love this series and I'm totally enchanted with concepts, the characters, and just the craziness that was going on in the show. Just watch it if you haven't started yet.

It's the final season of Lost Girl and I'm sobbing my heart out, they pulled no punches when they came back and they really shared so much and made the world so much more diverse than before.  I loved me some Hale he's the best Siren ever!! I'm buying all the seasons when the show is over.

I'm also a huge fan of Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Grimm (why the heck are they on break??) The 100, and of course Supernatural.  I'm so excited that so many of my other shows are coming back soon, I'm tired of them going on hiatus, gimmie my episode man.  LOL

What have you been watching??  I'm conquering this pile slowly but surely, how about you?? What's you read this month?? Anything fun on your list??Thanks for stopping by, make sure to share if you've read any of these in the comments section.  

Happy Reading and Welcome in February


Friday, February 27, 2015

Stacking The Shelves (5) (February 2015) Part Deux


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


I'm afraid I wasn't very good at staying clear of book buying this week or really in the past few weeks to be honest. It's just so easy to click and get it. So here are my embarrassment of riches. Although I'm not really embarrassed at all, I still bargain shopped like a Boss.

Free
Tall, Tatted, & Tempting (The Reed Brothers Book #1) I got it because Jen from Jen's Library on Booktube raved about it.  

Unethical (Entangled Embrace) Jennifer Blackwood. I got this because I'm a member of Entangled's newsletter.  Every week they send a new one each week and let you know what's going on on their website, including giving you a chance to win free books and letting you know about sales each week.  

A Valentine From Harlequin, an Anthology.  I'm apart of Harlequin's newsletter and when they send it out there's usually one book for free and this month it was this one. I'm down for anything free y'all.


From The Library



Spellbound by Sylvia Day

Reason to Breathe Rebecca Donovan



Eveneath Brody Ashton\

Evertrue (Everneath 3)  Brody Ashton


Things I Can't Forget Miranda Keneally

Purchased
Yep I had the nerve to actually buy a few too. Don't be giving me them looks. I deserve it after these crazy weeks to get some books.  I'm a member of the Entangled Subscription, so they let me know when books are coming out and when they are on sale. I got the following:
One Percenter by D.R Graham. It was only a dollar. 


Drawn To You by Serena Grey

Their Stepsister Alexa Riley. I got it for a dollar because my favorite Smut Blog shared their review and loved it, so I snagged it.
Memories of Us by H.K. Carlton.  One of my favorite authors raved about it on twitter so I bought it. It was $3.99. One of my fave authors raved about ti on twitter. 

Rocky Mountain Heat ( Six Pack Ranch Book 1) Vivan Arend   this was another recommendation from from one of my other erotica blogs ( I can't remember which otherwise I would link to them). 

NetGalley

The Ear's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley


Virgin's Night Out by Shiloh Walker

Yeah I probably should have quit while I was ahead, but you know two books off the TBR 25 have to go on. LOL. I'm never going to hit 0 by 2016 like some of those booktubers are aiming for. Not at this rate anyway. 

How are you doing?? Are you as bad as I am or did you hold off longer?? Either way share it in the comment section. 

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ARC Book #Review: 30 Days To Win His Wife by .@Andrea_laurence .@HarlequinBooks

Book Title: 30 Days To Win His Wife (Brides & Belles 2)
Author: Andrea Laurence |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: ebook, Mass Market
Cost: $4.25
Pages: 192
How I got it: Publisher via NetGalley 
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |IndieBound
Publication Date: Feb 3, 2015
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Synopsis:
Even with a baby on the way, Amelia's holding out for the perfect husband. Tyler has thirty days to prove he's the one. Best friends Tyler Dixon and Amelia Kennedy eloped to Vegas on a whim. But before they can deal with their quickie divorce, she confesses: she's pregnant. Now there's no way Tyler will agree to go their separate ways. He wants them to stay married, raise their child together, share a house—and a bed. Yet Amelia has always dreamed of a perfect marriage…and she doesn't think this self-made millionaire is lifetime material despite their friendship. She's given him just one month to prove her wrong…
Originally Reviewed on The Bewitching Bibliophile

I went into this with no memory of the synopsis, because that's really how I love to read my books. As a smaller  book it went pretty quickly, however I found that I wasn't as engaged as I normally am. It's very rare for me not to love one of these but there were just too many moments that weren't fleshed out enough for me so I found it to be an okay read, it ended just a little too smoothly for me.

It was a cute story but I didn't feel like they had real chemistry between them.  There was a lot of potential but it just didn't quite make it. Part of the reason it didn't work for me was the female protagonist was too childish as I was reading the book.  She whined way too much, who doesn't wan ta  partner who wants to work at your relationship??  Just about every step the male character made wasn't right for her, she had this idea in her head of her perfect relationship and she wasn't willing to see the real perfection in front of her instead of the one she created in her head. No matter what he did he did it wrong. Even if it was exactly what she wanted. I just wanted to kick her. Like you ungrateful girl.   Kelly what part of not everybody needs to know doesn't she understand.  Do you not know about the old adage to keep it yourself until you're past the stage of a problem happening??   She got annoying fast  because for someone intent on having kids she did no research, bought no books, nothing where as he went shopping and thought things through.  Kelly he's not your dad so stop being stupid.

The characters have a few tough moments in their relationship, including one that can break most relationships and yet it wasn't quite fleshed out, it just brushed over it for a few paragraphs.  It didn't do the justice it needed and didn't give it enough of chance to bring them together.

I never really felt like the male character was really in it at first, it really felt like he was going for the challenge as she accused him of. But then at the same time she kept doubting him so much I felt like he deserved more from her considering he's one of her best friends. I just couldn't get why she didn't trust that he knew her so well.  He accepted the changes in his life really quickly and I wanted some conflict from him, even if it was just him taking a day or two to process then coming back. It was like this wasn't planned so why aren't you freaking out??

The ending was kinda rushed and felt like it was just to wrap it up.  As I said I really didn't feel the chemistry between the characters, so this isn't a happy read for me.

Have you read it?? Let me know what you thought in the comments down below

 
 ★★1/2
Happy Reading


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

W.O.W. February 2015 (7): Vanilla by Megan Hart & The Return by Jennifer L Armentrout

Hosted by: Jill over at Breaking The Spines.  This is a weekly book lust prompt, asking for us to share our absolute can't wait to get our hands on a copy books. Swing on over to find out how to participate and to see what others are sharing.  

Young Adult/New Adult


The Return by Jennifer L Armentrout
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off… It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet. Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. Because history has once again been flipped to repeat. Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.
Due Date 2/16
Print: Paperback
Pages: 355
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
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It's by Jennifer and that's all I need to know. I got an arc of this at BEA 2014 and I have patiently waited until now to read it and I can't wait for y'all to get your hands on it!! Review coming soon.

Adult Fiction


Vanilla by Megan Hart
It's an acquired taste…he just has to acquire it Elise knows what she wants in the bedroom, and she makes sure she gets it. Her thirst for domination has long been quenched by a stable of men only too happy to bow down before her. But sexual satisfaction isn't the same as love, and she's been burned in the past by giving her heart too freely. Niall is handsome, smart, successful and sweet—sweet as vanilla. When they meet, their romantic connection is electric, even though he's way on the opposite end of the kink spectrum. Despite how she fights it, Elise falls for him—but how can a relationship work when both lovers want to be on top?
Due Date 2/24
Print:Paperback, ebook
Pages: 352
Publisher: Mira/Harlequin
I've been a huge Megan fan for years, everytime she writes I read, and more often than not purchase for my collection, so I'm looking forward to this one.  

Are you getting any of these?? What's on your book lust list?? Share in the comments down below!!
Happy Lusting

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

W.O.W February 2015: (6): One Wish by Robyn Carr, & Obsession In Death by JD Robb

Hosted by: Jill over at Breaking The Spines.  This is a weekly book lust prompt, asking for us to share our absolute can't wait to get our hands on a copy books. Swing on over to find out how to participate and to see what others are sharing.  

Adult Fiction


Obsession In Death by J.D. Robb
Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She—and her billionaire husband—are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation. But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her—again and again… With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate—and dangerous—psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall…

Due Date: 2/10
Print: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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 I've been a huge fan of this series for many years and I can't wait to catch up so I can be abck all up in Eve's business.  


Romance/Erotica
One Wish ( Thunder Pointe 7) by Robyn Carr
Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. And though she's proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she's created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement. In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace's fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other. But things get complicated when Grace's past catches up with her, and she knows that's not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He's determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way.
Due Date: 2/21
Print: Mass Market
Pages:384
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
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Robyn Carr's Thunder Pointe Series is so awesome and I just love going back there every chance I get so, back I go!! I received an eArc from the publisher, but this was on my list long before that!!

Are you getting any of these?? What's on your book lust list?? Share in the comments down below!!
Happy Lusting


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday (Feb 2015) 5: Love and Romance Galore

Hosted by: Jill over at Breaking The Spines.  This is a weekly book lust prompt, asking for us to share our absolute can't wait to get our hands on a copy books. Swing on over to find out how to participate and to see what others are sharing.  

Young Adult/New Adult\

Better When He's Bold (Welcome To The Point 2)
Due Date: Feb 3rd
Print: ebook, paperback
Pages: 400
Publisher: William Morrow

I'm a fangirl of Jay Crownonver and that's all I need to know when she says a new book is coming it's an autobuy.And yes I'm willing to admit this cover is a WTF. I preferred the cover of better when he's bad, but hey to each their own I guess.
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Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate 2) by Chelsea Fine

Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . . Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.

Due Date: Feb 3
Print: Paperback
Pages: 336
Publisher:  Forever 

I've already read this book, when it came out last year, this one is coming out in physical form and I must have!! That's all ya need to know, it was actually a five star read from me and I finished it really quickly.  

Adult Fiction/Romance/Erotica


Quarterback Draw ( Play by Play 9) by Jaci Burton
Playing For Keeps Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star—flash that dazzling smile, throw the winning pass, get the girl. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart. Then he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model, and Grant finds himself wanting more than a fling. Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz and camera flashes, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn’t have time for fun—much less a boyfriend—but Grant seems determined to be the exception to Katrina’s rule. Their explosive chemistry is undeniable, but Katrina’s afraid to let go and rely on anyone but herself. Grant intends to ease her fears and prove he’s a man of style and substance
Due Date: Feb 3
Print: ebook, paperback
Pages: 336
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book nine and I still can't get enough of Jaci's world, I love her writing and I'm betting I'm going to love these characters too. I can't wait!!
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The Raven by Sylvain Reynard


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery… Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her… Cassita vulneratus. When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets
Due Date: Feb 3rd
Pages: 500
PublisherL Berkley Trade

I read and loved the Gabriel's Inferno series, and I only recently learnt that the author was a guy, holy mackeral that makes all my previous assumptions invalid. Im going to check out this new series especially since I did love the Progessor.  

Are you getting any of these??  I can't believe how many books are coming out this month. Omg my card is going to hate ne. What's on your book lust list?? Share in the comments down below!!
Happy Lusting