Saturday, June 30, 2018

Stacking The Shelves (16)

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! Stacking The Shelves now has a new host and check out that new image!!

I have for the next three weeks changed jobs and will be in a town that has two huge dollar trees. I couldn't help but swing by and then when I was heading home stopped at a local goodwill.  I grabbed a few wishlist books as well.  Let's get to what I picked up this week.

The Master by Tara Sue Me. I have the entire series and needed to add this to the collection.

Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper. This was big a few years ago and I always wanted to read it and when I saw it I had to snag it.
Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook. The premise of this sounds amazing and I really enjoy the cover so I snagged this as well.

Gonna Lay Down My Burdens by Mary Monroe. This author has been on my tbr for a while so when I see her books I snag them. 

I Crawl Through It by A.S. King  I wasn't sure if I had this already because the cover looks familiar. I don't see it on the shelves but what do I know.

What Happened Miss Simone?? by Alan Light. It's about Nina Simone, that's all I needed to hear. Gimmie the book.
Side-Swiped by Lia Riley which goes with the Inside Out book I found a few weeks back, so of course, I grabbed it.
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom, I got a hardcover of this because I absolutely loved this story.  My Review here.  
Charity Shops:

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti

Secrets in Death (In Death) by JD Robb, because I need another of this series that I haven't read in about 10 books now like I need a hole in my head.

Have you shopped the Dollar Tree in a while?? What'd you get in your haul this week?? Share in the comments down below and I'll see you next week.

Happy Reading & Haulin' my loves

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday (W.O.W) Copycat by Hannah Jayne

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

Copy Cat by Hannah Jayne
From the author of The Escape, Twisted, and Truly, Madly, Deadly comes a chilling new thriller that asks: what happens if your real life became stranger and deadlier than fiction?

Everyone is dying to read the latest book in the popular Gap Lake mystery series, and Addison is no exception. As the novels biggest fan, she’s thrilled when the infamously reclusive author, R.J. Rosen, contacts her, giving her inside information others would kill for.

Addison’s always dreamed of what it would be like if the books were real…. But then she finds the most popular girl in school dead. Murdered. And realizes that life imitating fiction is more dangerous than she could have imagined. As other terrifying events from the books start happening around her, Addison has to figure out how to write her own ending—and survive the story.
Due Date: July 3rd
Print: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Doesn't that synopsis just grab you?? I so want to know what is going on and can't wait to figure out who did what. 

Are there any new books this month that you're lusting over?? What's on your book lust list?? Share in the comments down below!!
Happy Lusting

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Stacking The Shelves (15) June 2018

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! Stacking The Shelves now has a new host and check out that new image!!

This week was a budget haul. I tried not to go anywhere I would have to spend too much. 

Goodwill Haul

Always by Lynsay Sands, simply a cover buy and because I love the author.

A Family Wedding by Angela Benson. Someone donated a few new books from classic harlequin so I snagged this one.
Boy by Roald Dahl. I'm collecting these covers in particular and this is one I don't have already.
Until Today by Iyanla Vanzant. This is on my lemonade syllabus and it's also one of the books I've had on my wishlist for a really long time.

Thriftbooks 

Sexy/Dangerous by Beverly Jenkins. This I haven't read but I wanted to have it for later in the year.  

The next three books are already read so they are going right onto the read bookshelf:

Beverly Jenkins:
For Your Love (Blessing 6)
Stepping To A New Day (Blessing 7)

Judgment Road by Christine Feehan

I still have to do an ebook haul for y'all.  What'd you get in your haul this week?? Share in the comments down below and I'll see you next week.

Happy Reading & Haulin' my loves

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Blog Tour Book #Review: Swipe Right To Mate by DJ Bryce ..@InkslingerPR .@DJBryce_Author

Book Title: Swipe Right To Mate ( Paranormal Mating Series 1)
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Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 1
Format: Ebook
Cost: $0.99
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How I got it: Blog Tour
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Publication Date: June 20th, 2018
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Synopsis:
Victoria is floundering. She's lost her home, her boyfriend, everything... rather than go back to her parents with her tail tucked between her legs, or inconvenience her best friend, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

When she comes across a mating app, Tori thinks she may have just found a way to solve all of her problems, and maybe, just maybe, find love along the way.

A trial period with Mal, the sexy bear shifter who contacted her seems like the answer. But, when she gets there and realizes it's not only Mal she's there to meet, but also his best friend Kai, will this opportunity be more than this human bargained for?

Swipe Right to Mate is the first in a new trilogy by DJ Bryce and Terra Wolf. This is a menage standalone about a desperate woman finding exactly what she needs, where she least expects it.
Shapeshifters and their own version of a dating app?? Yeah, I so wanted to see what this one was about.  It's a quick fun, raunchy romp into a romance that has a paranormal slant to it.  In this world, shifters are out (no mention if vamps exist in this world ) and humans know of their existence. In an attempt to aide the shifters in finding mates from across the globe they created a dating app where shifters post about their mating desires and give the applicants the chance to meet and see if their animals accept the mates.

Having just lost her home to a lying bastard, and being cut off by her family for making choices they don't agree with Victoria figures it couldn't hurt to see what the fuss is about with shifters. After all, everyone knows that they are some of the best lovers, extremely protective and want families, all of which she wants including the loyalty. I was intrigued by the concept and found myself reading this extremely quickly.

The characters were fun to read. Mal and Kai are best friends who raised each other since they were cubs.  They have created for themselves a good job, built an amazing home and now it's time to find a mate.  Mal signs up for the dating app and makes the connection to Victoria and our story unfolds from there. It's interesting to watch the dynamic between the three as they learn to navigate this strange new existence. As they do they share their journey with their friends and start to build a good relationship.  I really loved that each of the men had distinct personalities, and created distinct relationships with Victoria.  The sexy moments between them as single couples and as a menage were amazing, they were very hot moments between Victoria and both Kai and Mal.  There were many sweet moments and a few funny moments not just between the men and Victoria but between the en themselves. I loved seeing their teasing and how comfortable they were together


I loved Tori's friendship with her best friend who is really honest with her about her feelings and about what Tori is about to do. Even though she's worried she still backs her play and helps her when she needs her.  There is a bit of an adventure when the past catches up to Tori in the most unexpected way. It's great to see the community come to her aide the way it did. 
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series including their friends attempt at the dating app. It's going to be interesting because he's got some ideas that aren't going to hold water for very long.  This was a fun, sexy new concept to shifters finding their mates and I enjoyed it immensely. 

Coming soon in the series...

SWIPE RIGHT FOR LOVE - Coming June 27

SWIPE RIGHT FOR PASSION - Coming July 4

 ★★★★☆
I highly recommend. Check it out and let me know what you thought. And as always,
Happy Reading my loves, 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

My Summer 2018 Reading List

Happy Summer Solstice my loves.

I can't believe it's the official first day of Summer, here in CT it was a breezy balmy day a great beginning to the Summer months.  I spent most of the afternoon in the garden and communing with the elements. With summer comes the urge to eat lighter, to stress less, to relax more and have some good fun.  And that also means for me to read light fun books especially books about the beach and summer vacation.  With that, I decided to create a list of books to read from my shelves that should be entertaining but not bog me down in series or sequels.  Let's take a look :

Sarah Dessen. She's mentioned a lot when it comes to summer books and since I own a good majority of her books and have only read one I need to remedy that. For my summer reading list I have picked:

  • That Summer
  • Keeping the Moon
  • Someone Like You
  • Dreamland
  • The Truth About Forever
  • Along For the Ride
  • The Moon and more
  • Whatever Happened to Goodbye
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly 




Breaking Butterflies by M Anjelais

Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe


I have a few from Simone Elkeles 


I also have Susane Colasanti who I adore, I have a few of her books to complete as well including:

  • City Love
  • Take ME there
  • Waiting For You

I want to completely catch up on Katie McGarry's books including

  • Walk the Edge
  • Long Way Home
  • Say You'll Remember Me
Miranda Kennealy's books which I have on my shelves. I'm saving closer to the end of summer as most are about going back to school.  Or being in school.  


Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler
Kissing In Italian by Lauren Henderson

I recently hauled this one which seems like a fun read about summer camp and two interesting people When Dimple Met Rishi
Morgan Madsen is considered the summer young adult queen and I have Since You've Been Gone by her to complete as well.
I wish to re-read Forever by Judy Bloome

Marrying Up by Wendy Holdem. No idea what it's about but I know it looks awesome and it's so bright and summery I can't wait to dive in. 

Swapping Lives by Jane Green or any of her other works I have on my shelves because she's great for chick lit and romantic comedy.
Island For Two by Beverly Jenkins
Endless Summer Nights by Donna Hill Anthology

Sultry Nights by Donna Hill
Sweet Southern Nights by Donna Hill

Plus any of the romantic comedies I have on hand from any number of authors. Well, that's all I have for now. Share in the comments whichever ones you think I should move up the list.

I'll share when I have read and what I'm thinking as the month flows along.

Thanks for stopping by my loves and happy Summer Reading



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday (W.O.W) Moonlight Seduction 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.  

Adult Fiction/ Romance / Erotica

Moonlight Seduction (de Vincent 2) by Jennifer L Armentrout 
The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel...

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up... and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman... one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.
Due Date:  June 26th
Print:  Mass Market
Pages:  400
Publisher:  Avon Romance
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Jennifer is writing another book I can get my hands on now?? Sign me up. I felt like I haven't had any of her works for a while and I can't wait to dive back in.

What's on your book lust list?? Share in the comments down below!!
Happy Lusting

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Stacking The Shelves (14) June 2018:

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! Stacking The Shelves now has a new host and check out that new image!!

Let's call this the Black Author Bookoutlet haul because I literally ordered all the blackest books I could find on the website. I needed more books for my Blackout Challenge and so I went hunting the classics and the modern.
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. I'm kind of mad this is so small but whatevs I'm sure it will be a fast read for me then
Lagoon also by Nnedi Okorafor no idea what it's about but got because she's really popular author and I wanted to see what the hype was all about.

Then I got some works by the great Octavia E Butler. She's an amazing writer of Afrofuturism so if you want to explore that check these out.

Seed To Harvest This contains books 1-4 of the Patternmaster Series


Fledgling
Parable of The Sower (Earthseed 1) This has been on my radar for a long time and I couldn't' wait to get to this.
Parable of the Talents (Earthseed 2)
Best Friends Forever Kimberla Lawson Roby. Simply because I've been collecting her works for a while and this one I don't have.  
Ibi Zoboi's American Street. which is supposed to be about immigrants and I can't wait to dive in.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, because of the author. I've enjoyed reading a few of her other works so I figured I would grab this as well.

The Good Negress by A. J Verdelle. I loved the look of the cover and it's on the Lemonade Syllabus so I snagged this one as well.
And for my non-fiction, I scooped up Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley who is just all over nowadays and she justly deserves all the hype she's getting.

And that's all folks. Another good haul for this week, really I should stay away but umm I already know I have a few more books coming in next week then we have ebooks. It's just never going to stop, and really I don't want it to. What'd you get in your haul this week?? Share in the comments down below and I'll see you next week.

Happy Reading & Haulin' my loves