Sunday, July 31, 2016

July Wrap Up + August TBR

Howdy y'all! 

So I went a bit crazy in the month of July and I will let you know why. I bought all the books. Literally. I bought over 30 books this month. I do not know what I was doing, apparently just buying every single book that I wanted. It was insane. Plus, I got my monthly OwlCrate box and 12 candles from Novelly Yours. Yes, you read that right, 12. Granted, my boyfriend bought 6 of them for me, but still. What am I supposed to do with 12 candles all at once! Oh, and a mug from ButterMyBooks!

So without further ado, here is my July Wrap Up Post.

The books that I purchased this month were:

  • Hans Christian Andersen Tales 
  • Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
  • Remembrance by Meg Cabot
  • Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
  • Wings by Elizabeth Richards
  • Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
  • The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
  • Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Talyor
  • The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecuilar Childnren by Ransom Riggs
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (only because my copy was stolen)
  • Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
  • Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
  • Proposal by Meg Cabot
  • Aesop's Tales
  • Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
  • The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally 
  • Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, & Cynthia Hand
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White

Plus ebooks! Guys, I have a legit problem. 

  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
  • Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
  • Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday
  • Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Now onto my OwlCrate box! I got the Good box even though I was hoping for evil since I am slightly evil in my heart. :)

Recieved in the July box was: 
  • Luna Lovegood Pop Funko - I really wanted Dobby or Draco but I am completely happy with Luna, she is awesome!
  • Millennium Falcon Necklace from Vector Engraving - I have great respect for the Star Wars franchise, but I am not a huge fan of them.
  • An Alice Magnetic Bookmark from Jane's Tiny Things - I love Alice in Wonderland so I am very excited for this bookmark! Even though I don't use them because I feel they damage pages...
  • A hand designed quote sticker from the book Illuminae by Amie Kaufamn and Jay Kristoff designed by the very talented Drop and Give Me Nerdy - This immediately went on my laptop! I love this sticker!
  • And last but not least: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab - I am super excited for this book! I have heard great things about it. It is also the August book for a book club I just joined/helped founded. Go check it out! 

Here is a close up of the gorgeous mug from ButterMyBook's Redbubble shop!

Book Tag: Pokemon Go!

Disclaimer: Pokemon Go belongs to Niantic and Nintendo.

Pokemon Go has taken over the world and I love it. I will admit that I barely go outside to actually play but that is because I live in Texas and have a full time job. But that is besides the point. I always played Pokemon as a kid and I am so excited to have a new way to play!

Check out the original post on Read at Midnight. She came up with this awesome idea and all the graphics! 

Rules from Read at Midnight:
NIL. Link back to my blog is appreciated but optional. Feel free to use my graphics. Tag people, don’t tag people, whatever. Just have fun!

I started with Charmander because I love that little fiery devil! He is so adorable, how could I not? I have always had a place in my heart for Charmander and his evolutions ever since my brother tricked me into trading my Super Rare Charzard card for some random useless one. I was like 5. 

My starter book was The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborn. My mom used to read those to my brother and I throughout our childhood and I absolutely loved them. We used to sit in our tree house all cuddled together reading and enjoying the books as a family! 

I love Pikachu. I need to catch one so that I can feel fulfilled in my life. Yes, that is what I need for fulfillment. 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors and I love every Greek/Roman mythology book that he has put out. He is great and pretty much solidified my love of reading in the fourth grade. I love him and his books. 

THEY ARE FREAKING EVERYWHERE. They're also impossible to catch because they're always flying around and dodging your pokeball. 

The Twilight Series. They are everywhere. There is still like 30 copies of each book in every Half-Price bookstore I go into. It's crazy. 

"The elusive Ditto still have not appeared in this game yet, but this amorphous Pokemon is so loveable. Also, you can win $5000 if you catch one via Ripley’s Believe it Or Not contest, which just adds to its appeal." - Read at Midnight

Julie Kagawa's Talon series reminds me a lot of Sophie Jordan's Firelight series. The story is pretty dang similar in the first book. After that, they differ. But when I first read it all I could think was "This is Firelight."

I wish I was Snorlax sometimes. Not the size of him, but the fact that he just sits around all day and sleeps. I would freaking love that. 

Game of Thrones. 100%. My boyfriend bought them for me for Valentine's Day two years ago and I still haven't picked them up. I also have them in eBook form and still haven't read them... They scare me. 

Gengar always terrified me. I hate ghosts so I stayed as far away from this Pokemon as possible. I don't think I've caught him yet in Pokemon Go! 

There has been so many. As a college student, I don't have a lot of time for reading so I sacrifice sleep for it. The one I can think of most recently was Princess of Tyrone. I finished that book in mere hours but I started it at about midnight. 

The only all-nighter that I have pulled for a book was for Breaking Dawn. I loved that series and I needed to read Breaking Dawn as quickly as possible. 

"Of course, you could also have Nidoking/Nidoking and Nidoqueen/Nidoqueen and everything else in between." - Read at Midnight. I honestly forgot about these Pokemon...

My book OTPs are many and varied, but currently my heart bleeds for Kaz/Inej (Six of Crows), Feysand (ACOMAF), Rowaelin (Throne of Glass), Jace/Clary (City of Bones), Kat/Daemon (Obsidian), and Alex/Aiden (Half-Blood). 

I love Rapidash. I always thought it was so freaking cute. 

An action packed book that I have read recently would be Rebel of the Sands. That book was non-stop action from start to finish and I loved every page of it. 

I LOVE EEVEE. It is so cute and adorable that I just want to smoosh it and hug it. I also love all of its evolutions. I want them all. 

I will never get sick of seeing spin-offs for Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Her writing is so amazing and I adore all of her characters. 

"As you well know, this lowly fish will one day be a fearsome Gyarados. First, I need to catch about 100 more Magikarps so I can have enough candy for this evolution. HOW?" - Read at Midnight

I have to say Widlefire by Karsten Knight took me by surprise. Not many people were talking about this book and it was getting mixed reviews and I went into it a little apprehensively. I love it though. It was such a beautifully written book and a well thought out story. 

I really don't have a favorite legendary. They keep making them and I can't remember half of them. But I have always loved Zapados. He is pretty great. 

I am a terrible book nerd, but the Harry Potter Series. Yes, I will admit it. I have never read the books. I have watched all of the movies and I love the world, I just haven't had time to pick up the books. 

I cheated when I was younger in order to get a Mew. I had an action replay and I caught a level 100 Mew. In the wild. That thing was legit. 

I really don't have a collectors edition that I wish I owned. I don't really like them that much. I think they're gorgeous, but I'll keep my original covers, thanks. 

I have only hatched like one egg, like I said, its hot and I'm lazy. Yet, I have a full bag of them, so lets get walking. 

None really come to mind. I just got back into the blogging world and haven't seen many new debut authors lately. :'(

I live right next to a public park, so I never have to use my own! Muhahah. Again, it's not like I actually go outside though. 

Author's that I will automatically buy their books are Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Miranda Kenneally, Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare, Aimee Carter, and Marissa Meyer.

THEY SEEM TO ALWAYS BE DOWN. They need to be fixed. The game always seems to be lagging or just being plain annoying. Fix your dang servers. 

I always seem to be waiting for the next Sarah J. Maas book, Jennifer Armentrout, or Cassandra Clare. Those are all books I am constantly waiting for. 

People I am tagging: 

EVERYONE. Yes, I realize that is a cop-out, but I don't know which of my bookish friends actually play! So go forth and share the love of Pokemon! If you read and enjoy this post and want to carry it on, please tag Read at Midnight and myself! I would love to read your takes!

So are you playing Pokemon Go? What team are you in? What’s your favourite Pokemon? Let me know

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cover Reveal: Forever My Soldier

Forever My Soldier
Alison Mello
(Love Conquers Life #3)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: August 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
All Patricia Fitzgerald wants is to live happily ever after with her soldier…
With their relationship finally out in the open, and Carter on the fast track to recovery, Patty spends Black Friday helping him with his charity event. Their attempt to spread Christmas cheer is interrupted, though, when Patty’s ex-boyfriend Ben, who has been harassing her for months, shows up. Fearing for Patty’s life, one of the men on the protection detail springs into action.
Patty finally thinks her worries are over, but the media won’t leave her alone…
The press is everywhere. Patty wants to move on with her life, but they’re relentless in their badgering about the circumstances surrounding Ben. If that isn’t enough stress to endure, someone spikes Patty’s drink during a New Year’s Eve event, and it isn’t her meddling ex. Luckily, Carter is there to save her when she collapses, but this constant threat to her life isn’t going away.
Planning a wedding becomes tedious instead of fun when you’re constantly looking over your shoulder…
A cake tasting is supposed to be one of those days as a future bride when you get to sit back and take a break from the chaos of planning the ceremony. Someone new is out there, though, and they aren’t happy with how Patty handled Ben and her newfound fame in the press. Can Carter manage to keep his fiancé safe long enough to put their ordeal with Ben behind them for good and finally become…
…forever her soldier?
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Author Bio:
Alison Mello is a wife and stay at home mom to a wonderful little boy. She lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts. She loves playing soccer, basketball and football with her son.
After having her son, Alison started reading again and fell in love with Contemporary Romance. Reading made her happy and gave her something to do when she had downtime. As she started to read more, she started to noticed things she really enjoyed in a book and things she didn’t. She began to have ideas for writing one of her own. One day she literally woke up and started writing. She realized that if there was ever a time for her to write, it was now. She had a part time job to give her something to do. The hours at work were slow and she was bored with what she was doing, so while her son was off enjoying his friends over summer vacation she got started.
Alison finished the first book in two weeks and decided that she really enjoyed writing, so she kept going. She already had ideas in mind for books two and three, so she kept writing. That is how the Learning to Love Series was born. Somewhere along the line, one of my Beta readers convinced me that Michael, a character from Finding Love, needed his own story. That is when Alison added the fourth and final book. Alison hopes you enjoy her books as much as she enjoyed writing them.
She’s so glad she started this writing journey and hopes you will stay with her for the ride. Chasing Dreams is scheduled to release in April and the first two books of the Love Conquers Life series will be out this summer!


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Book Blitz: Copper Veins

Copper Veins
Jennifer Allis Provost
(Copper Legacy #3)
Publication date: July 26th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Sara’s pretty sure her life is perfect.
Not only are she and Micah finally married, her father, who’d been missing since the Magic Wars, has been found. Actually, he just strode up to the manor’s front door, but whatever. Sara knows better than to look a gift horse in the mouth.
But Baudoin Corbeau isn’t content to return to family life. He’s decided that he will be the force of change in the Mundane world, and lead the Elemental resistance to victory with his children at his side. What’s worse, Baudoin doesn’t approve of Sara’s marriage, and makes every attempt to separate her from Micah.
After a visit to the Mundane realm leaves Sara, Max and Sadie imprisoned by the Peacekeepers, Sara’s doubts creep to the surface. Is her father right? Does she belong in the Mundane realm, not the Otherworld? Is Micah really the right man–make that elf–for her?
Was marrying him a mistake?
Previous books in the series:
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We walked all the way back to the manor instead of traveling by the much faster metal pathways. While he didn’t say as much, I understood that Micah wanted the extra time to clear his head, and I was content to while away the rest of the morning with him. “I’m still a bit… grumpy about being cheated out of our wedding night,” I muttered as we walked.
“Grumpy?” Micah repeated. We’d stopped beside a stream to relax and splash some cool water on our faces. “That is not quite the word I would have chosen.”
“Really?” I’d found a stubby branch, and was doodling in the mud while I sat on a rock, my back to the water. “And what word would you choose, General Silverstrand?”
“Hush. I have not filled that role for a long, long time.” He leaned over and nuzzled the soft spot behind my ear. “Lonely. Bereft. Frustrated. Unmarried.”
“Micah, it’s only been one night.”
“Yes, but until our marriage is consummated, we are not as one. The officiant said as much during our ritual.”
I recalled the actual words of the ceremony—at the time, I’d been too elated to dissect their meaning, but Corporal Rawson had said, “And once you know her as your wife, you are forever joined as one.” I hadn’t realized that that was what they meant, but I suppose it made sense. At least it was an easier requirement than babies.
“Are all marriages like that?” I asked. I felt Micah’s mouth curl into a smile.
“I don’t know. I have only been married once.” He nipped at my ear and added, “As for this marriage, I know that I must lie with you to seal our vows.”
“Well,” I murmured, stretching my neck for more kisses, “I guess we’d better get on that.”
“I agree.” Micah leaned forward to kiss me on the mouth, but he halted when he saw the result of my mud doodles. I had stabbed and slashed at the ground until it looked like a rabid buffalo had churned up the soil. “Sara, what is troubling you?”
Normally, I would have denied any troubles in favor of more kissing, but that’s pretty hard to do when the evidence is right in front of you. “Do… do you think it’s weird that Dad just showed up? I mean, we’ve been looking for him forever, and he just walks right up to the front door?”
Micah pursed his lips, taking a deep breath before he replied. “Weird? Perhaps. However, your father’s return is an unprecedented turn of good fortune. And on our wedding day, no less.”
“I love it when you say that.”
“‘Our wedding day.’”
Micah took the stick from me and pulled me to my feet. “Soon, I will be telling you about our wedding night.” He tossed the stick into the stream and tugged me back toward the road and the manor. “Come, my love, my wife, and let me bring you home.”

Author Bio:
Jennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. When she’s not writing about things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day) she’s working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction.


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Trailer Reveal: Brewer Archives

Brewer Archives
Meisha Camm
Publication date: December 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Ophelia Brewer’s life was embarked by numerous strange occurrences which her parents shrugged off as innocent coincidences. The capabilities of healing, foreseeing the future, traveling through time in the present, soaring in the air and possessing remarkable physical strength manifested early in her life. She was submerged into layers of mystery and self-discovery. She uncovered the existence of part angel and part witch within herself. Some relatives were cautious of her powers; meanwhile, others craved her uniqueness for their own will. Brewer Archives is a timeless story about the recurring choice we all face between the good and evil in our lives.

Author Bio:
Meisha Camm has written the following titles: Hidden Intentions Part 1 and Part 2, Mistress and You Got To Pay To Play. Her novellas entitled: The Pact, Greed and Torch have been featured in the popular book series, Around The Way Girls. In the summer of 2007, her books were highlighted in the SORMAG Online Book Tour. In 2008, she was interviewed by radio host, Chris Caliente on 103 Jamz. Brewer Archives is her eighth book. Newest book out now Brewer Archives available at


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Cover Reveal: Beneath the Void

Beneath the Void
Elisa Dane
(Fighting Chance #2)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: August 9th 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Sadie Reynolds is drowning.
Months have passed since Ian Daniels and Newton Daily opened fire at Atwood High school, killing dozens of students before turning the guns on themselves.
Determined to pay tribute to her fallen classmates and teachers, Sadie’s thrown herself into the memorial project at the newly rebuilt school. But it’s not enough. Horrific dreams of the shooting intertwined with memories of the night her mother was murdered keep her up at night and haunt her during the day.
The constant stream of hate raining down on her from faceless social media trolls only make matters worse. Her boyfriend, Hayden brings the only source of relief when he sneaks in to sleep next to her on nights her dad is at work.
Desperate for normalcy, Sadie fills every waking moment of her day with anything to take her mind off her pain. If she’s exhausted, she’ll be too tired to acknowledge the new threat gunning for her.
BENEATH the VOID is book 2 in Elisa Dane’s Fighting Chance series, a hard-hitting and unapologetically raw look at teen violence in schools and the aftermath of learning to pick up the pieces and heal.
Sequel to:

Author Bio:
ELISA DANE is a self-proclaimed book junkie. A lover of handbags, chocolate, and reality television, she's a proud mother to three All- Star cheerleaders. Writing is her absolute passion, and it's her mission to create stories that will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but help you find a new respect and interest in the sport of All-Star cheerleading.
Elisa is no stranger to the publishing world. She writes steamy paranormal romance under her real name, Lisa Sanchez. Her adult works include the Hanford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold, and Faythe Reclaimed), Obsessed (an erotic suspense), and a paranormal novella, Cursing Athena. Elisa lives in Northern California with her husband, three daughters, and a feisty Chihuahua who stubbornly believes she's human.


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Book Blitz: Aria & Ethan

Book Blitz: The King in the Stone

The King in the Stone
Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
(Two Moon Princes, #2)
Publication date: July 25th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult
A full moon,
A silver key,
And the unbending passion of two young lovers
will bring hope to a defeated kingdom
and, through their sorrow, deliver a king
who will change its fate.
Vivid visions have haunted Andrea since her arrival in northern Spain. In her visions, the ruins of the medieval village she’s excavating comes alive, and, around the fires burning in the no longer buried hearths, she sees people dressed in furs sharpening old fashioned swords.
Even more upsetting for her that the headaches her visions leave is the fact that Julián appears in them—Julián, the king from her world whose rejection she is trying hard to forget.
But when a slide bury Andrea under the mountain, Julian comes searching for her. Soon after they are reunited under the mountains, the full moon opens a portal and sends them back a thousand years into the past, to a time right after the Spaniards have been defeated by the Arabian invaders.
Separated by a bitter winter, Andrea and Julian are caught in opposite sides in the battle between the Spanish last unconquered settlements and the Arabian army. A battle for survival that will determine the fate of a kingdom and demand of them the ultimate sacrifice: As the Arabs close on the mountains, Julián makes a decision that will break Andrea’s heart and change them forever.
Sequel to:
In the following excerpt from The King in the Stone, Julián makes a fateful decision.
I don’t know how long I remained by the cliff staring down at Andrea’s broken body, so unnaturally still in her white shroud of snow. I don’t know how long I remained by the cliff lost in a world of my own. A world beyond feelings, beyond reason. A world in which, I came to believe, time could flow backwards, and as long as I didn’t move, didn’t breathe, it was still possible to reverse its course. Andrea would rise from the ledge and climb to my side, and her blood would be warm again inside her body and not a red stain over the snow.
I don’t know how long I remained by the cliff dreaming impossible dreams. Then somewhere down in the valley, a horse neighed and broke the spell.
I shivered. The rush of the fight had left me by now, and the bitter wind blowing through the mountain had covered my body with a frozen dust. If I didn’t leave soon I would freeze to death. Forcing my stiff legs to move, I turned my back to the ledge and started walking.
I didn’t remember going back into the cave and retrieving the sword and the knife from the bear’s body. I didn’t remember grabbing the cloak or picking up Andrea’s arrow from the ground or walking down the mountain. The next thing I remember is someone calling my name.
I shook my head to clear my mind and looked around. I was back in the oak grove where we had tethered the horses, and Irene stood in front of me.
I let go of the hilt of the sword I’d instinctively grabbed, and nodded to the girl whose waif-like face was tense with fear.
I tried to talk. But no words came.
Irene moved closer and reached for my face. “You’re hurt, Julián. Let me help you.”
“There is no time. We must go. Now. Get the horses ready. I’ll get Theodorica.”
Turning my back on her, I entered the copse.
Her feet and hands bound, a dirty rag over her mouth, Theodorica was sitting on a stump. Her eyes full of contempt didn’t leave mine as I approached her, and when I removed her gag, she spat at me.
In anger, I lifted her and held her against the closest tree. Theodorica struggled like a wild animal trying to break free, and as I fought her back, something snapped inside my mind, turning the throbbing ache at Andrea’s loss into a feral urge to make Theodorica mine. Forcing her face still with one hand, I kissed her. I kissed her long and hard. Not because I cared for her, but because Andrea was dead and she alive, and in the aftermath of death we crave life.
I kissed her out of pain, out of anger and despair. Out of hate. I kissed her until her body grew willing under mine. Only then, I pulled back.
Without a word, I cut her bonds.
Theodorica stared at me.
“You got your wish, my lady,” I said in answer to the question she had not asked. “I’m coming with you to the Arab’s camp.”

Author Bio:
Carmen Ferreiro Esteban is the author of the medieval fantasy Two Moon Princess (Tanglewood Press 2007), and Immortal Love (Crimson Romance 2012). Her own translation into Spanish of Immortal Love can be found under the title Bécquer eterno.
Carmen was born in Galicia (northern Spain) and went to college in Madrid, where she finished her Ph.D. in Biology. She worked as a researcher in Spain and California, before moving to Pennsylvania, where she now works as a writer, editor and translator.
For more information, please visit her website, or reach her on Facebook at


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