Friday, March 30, 2018

Reading Right Now! (158)

What I'm Reading Right Now! is...


At least here's what I hope to do. Reign of the Fallen (#1) by Sarah Glenn Marsh and iZombie, Volume 4: Repossession by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred
I'm still in a bit of a weird reading mood, although I did finish Fire in the Hole: And Other Stories by Elmore Leonard. I do have a three day weekend this week because of Good Friday, so YAYY for that. So, we'll see what happens.

That's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

EXCERPT REVEAL and GIVEAWAY: True Storm (True Born Trilogy #3) by L.E. Sterling

I've got a little something fun for today, an Excerpt for True Storm, the third and final book in the True Born Trilogy by L.E. Sterling. If you're interested, keep reading.
Thanks to Entangled Teen for letting me join in on the fun!

Don’t Miss the Excerpt Reveal from True Storm by L.E. Sterling, which releases on May 1, 2018!

His hands still on my face. “I’m sorry,” I manage to say, trying to control a nervous need to giggle like a hyena. “Are we fighting? Maybe I didn’t notice because it’s all we ever seem to do.” A wicked grin lights his features. “That’s not all we seem to do,” he whispers, seconds before he replaces his thumb with his lips. It’s a soft kiss at first, tentative. Like someone asking your name. But it lights me up, sending fire shooting through my body, heat curling through my belly. I must sigh because Jared pulls back for just a moment, a question in his eyes and hunger written all over him. Then he claims my lips again, holding my face in his hands as the earth spins away from me.

Enter the Giveaway!

About True Storm:

Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her—but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself under pressure to choose her future: does it lie with her handsome new friend, Alastair; her guardian, the enigmatic True Born leader Nolan Storm; or the man who makes her heart trip, her savage True Born bodyguard Jared Price?
But while Lucy ponders her path, fate has other plans. Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this deadly game of politics, Lucy is forced to agree to a marriage of convenience. But is the DNA of her will stronger than the forces opposing her? And can she turn the tide against the oncoming storm? As they say in Dominion, rogue genes can never have a happy ending...

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of True Storm (True Born Trilogy, #3) by L.E. Sterling today!

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About L.E. Sterling:
L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Sweet Home Summer by Michelle Vernal

I'm really pumped to be a part of the Blog Tour for Sweet Home Summer by Michelle Vernal! It's a cute, fun read full of romance and sweetness.

Sweet Home Summer
Michelle Vernal
Released: January 12, 2018
Source: Free e-arc Copy for Review

Summary: What’s a Matchmaker? I’m thinking a really, really old Irish version of Tinder…

Isla Brookes was terrified of leading a little life in the small New Zealand town where she was born and where her gran and mum were also born and bred. To escape their fate, she breaks it off with her teenage sweetheart and runs away to London. She’s spent the last ten years climbing the interior design career ladder and meeting the wrong kind of man until one day she wakes up and wonders what it’s all been for. Leaving her latest unsuitable man and job for dust Isla winds up sitting on a beanbag in therapy at a Californian retreat, where she realises it’s time to go home.
They breed em tough on New Zealand’s West Coast. A fact Isla’s grandmother, Bridget prides herself on. Her heart was broken once, and she won’t let it happen again, but now ever since her husband passed away, someone’s been sending her Valentine’s Day cards.
When the dance hall, the scene for this heartbreak, falls into decline, Bridget decides the link to her first love must be restored even if the events of long ago can’t be put right. She’s never heard of dating apps, so in a nod to her Irish ancestry, she decides to hold a fundraising Matchmaker Festival.
Then Rohan Sullivan blows into town on a strange wind offering his services as a bona fide matchmaker; suddenly it’s time for both women to remedy the mistakes of their past.

My Reading Right Now! Thoughts: I'm currently reading this one and really enjoying it. Once I finish, I'll post my full review. I was sent a free copy of this to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and 100% my own. Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources, Michelle Vernal, and HarperImpulse for letting me take part of the fun for this blog tour.

This book is super cute and fun so far. I knew I was going to like it as soon as I started reading it. The writing style just drew me in and I knew it was going to be a good time. I really like how we're getting the two character perspectives and their stories about being happy and living again. I think it is cute how it alternates between a Grandmother and her Granddaughter.

I also really like the setting of the book. How it's in a small New Zealand town. I love small town stories. They always tend to have lots of wacky residents who all know each other, and sometimes care about each other.

I can't wait to read more of this. It seems like the perfect kind of book to breeze through and just have a good time with. I'd definitely recommend.

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Meet the Author

About Michelle Vernal
Hello, my name is Michelle Vernal, and by way of introduction, I’m Mum to Josh and Daniel and am married to the super supportive Paul. We live in the garden city of Christchurch, New Zealand with our three-legged, black cat called Blue. BC (before children) Paul and I lived and worked in Ireland, the experiences we had there have flavoured my books.
I’ve always written, but it was only after my first son was born that I decided to attend a creative writing course at Canterbury University. Oh the guilt dropping him at pre-school so I could learn the basics of story writing, but oh the joy of having conversation to contribute other than the price of nappies that week! The first piece I ever penned post course was published by a New Zealand parenting magazine. I went on to write humorous; opinion styled pieces of my take on parenting, but when the necessity for being politically correct got too much, I set myself the challenge of writing a novel. Six books later and a publishing deal with Harper Impulse here I am. These days I write for a lifestyle magazine and my latest book Sweet Home Summer has just been released by Harper Impulse.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Sweet Home Summer by Michelle Vernal. Make sure you check out this super cute book and check out all the other tour stops. Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources, Michelle Vernal, and HarperImpulse for letting me be a part of the blog tour.

Monday, March 26, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall #2) by Aden Polydoros

I'm really excited to be a part of the Cover Reveal for Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall #2) by Aden Polydoros. I read and enjoyed the first book and can't wait to see what happens in the series next. Without further ado, let's get to the COVER REVEAL!!

Let us know what you think of the cover for Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros, which releases August 7, 2018!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About Project Pandora:

The Academy stole everything from Hades, their perfect assassin. Angry and leaving bodies in his wake, he finds two other ex-assassins doing the exact same thing. Tyler and Shannon once killed for The Academy. Now they’re tracking and hunting down its scientists. So why is The Academy only after Hades? Shannon will do whatever it takes to protect Tyler, even if it means teaming up with a former rival. While she seeks answers to her past, Tyler wants to learn the truth about the mysterious white room, which no one has ever seen except him. As for Hades? He simply wants revenge. They all need answers, even if it means returning to the organization where it all started.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Project Prometheus by Aden Polydoros today!

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About Aden Polydoros:

Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encouraged by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin PROJECT PANDORA. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.
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And there it is. I like it. It's a good cover. I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel to Project Pandora because the first book was pretty crazy. Thank you Entangled Teen and Aden Polydoros for letting me be a part of the fun.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Reading Right Now! (157)

Here's what I'm Reading Right Now! It's a mess. I've started so many books and haven't really finished any this week. I don't feel like I'm making progress. I've got some review books I need to read and I added some books that are just calling to me. There's also a book that I was already reading before, but haven't finished yet. I'm enjoying everything I'm reading though.


So, on my currently reading list, I've got Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh, The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James, Megge of Bury Down by Rebecca Kightlinger, and Fire in the Hole: And Other Stories by Elmore Leonard. What have I done to myself!?!?
I received two of these books for free to review and was on blog tours for them. My blog posts are already posted.

So that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you Reading?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Megge of Bury Down (The Bury Down Chronicles, Volume 1) by Rebecca Kightlinger

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Megge of Bury Down (The Bury Down Chronicles, Volume 1) by Rebecca Kightlinger. I was sent a copy of this book for free for an honest review. Thank you to Smith Publicity, Rebecca Kightlinger, and Zumaya Arcane Publishing for letting me be a part of this tour.

Title: Megge of Bury Down (The Bury Down Chronicles, Volume 1)
Author: Rebecca Kightlinger
Published by: Zumaya Arcane
Released: January 24, 2018
Source: Review Copy from Smith Publicity

Summary: (Synopsis from back of book) Murderer! When six-year-old Megge first touches the ancient Book of Shadows, a mysterious voice accuses her of an ugly crime. Although the book is her legacy, she refuses to touch it again. If she does, she is certain she will be the death of those she loves.
But seven years later, events conspire to force her to once again to accept her responsibility. If she refuses to take up the task, who will ensure the Book's ancient wisdom survives, safe from the hands of those who would use it for evil?

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My Currently Reading Thoughts: I was really intrigued by the premise of this story. An ancient book passed from generation to generation of girls in this family. They undergo a ritual on their sixth birthday that sets them on the path to become masters of the book, becoming apprentices to the current keepers of the book. Megge's initiation night goes wrong, she touches the book, her fingers burn, and the book calls her Murderer! A six-year-old Megge is scared and wants nothing more to do with the book, and thus rejects the legacy of her family.
As Megge gets older, this rejection of the Book and the generations of her family that have kept it safe before her, causes hard feelings. Megge feels like she's not good enough, like her mother is disappointed in her. It also doesn't help that her year younger cousin seems to become the apple of her family's eye when she becomes apprentice, learning the magic of the book. But it seems that Megge and the Book aren't done, that maybe Megge will take up the task and protect it.
Because I am a bad reviewer, I can't give you my full review of Megge of the Bury Down because I haven't finished it yet. I will give you my currently reading thoughts. I will also post a full review once I finish it.
I like it! The premise intrigues me, I want to know more about this Book of Shadows, and what Megge must do to protect it. I also think the setting is very interesting. It's the late 1200's in Cornwall, that's a time period that I don't read a lot from. Imagining life in that time, I just couldn't. I definitely don't think I could have survived it.
I'm also interested in Megge's family. They seem to come from a long line of healers, the kind of people who often get suspected of witchcraft. I like how the craft, or the practices, have been passed down from child to child. Her family also seem to be outsiders. They don't live in town. They are looked upon with suspicion. Sure, wealthy families come to them for help, but they are outcasts because of what they do.
I also love the cover. I love the wood etch style and how it looks like an old book. The design gets an A+ from me.
I'm enjoying the writing style. It's very easy to read and get into. Overall, it's a good book.
That's my Currently Reading thoughts, look for the full review once I finish it. I will say, if you're looking for a unique, interesting book, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a shot.

Meet The Author

Rebecca Kightlinger is a novelist, a book critic for Historical Novels Review, a fiction- submissions reader for New England Review and Stonecoast Review, and a copy editor for Stonecoast Review.

Born in Erie, PA, Kightlinger practiced medicine for nineteen years. For six of those years, she served on a Remote Area Medical volunteer team diagnosing and treating cervical cancer in Amerindian women living in the rainforests and savannas of rural Guyana. In 2010, Kightlinger suffered an injury that permanently damaged her wrist, forcing her to leave medical practice and pursue a new direction in life.

Earning an MFA from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program and a copyediting certificate from UCSD, she turned her Masters thesis into her debut novel. Kightlinger and her husband reside in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Connect with Rebecca Kightlinger on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about Megge of Bury Down at

Megge of Bury Down: Book One of the Bury Down Chronicles is available for purchase in paperback and e-book via Amazon and all major booksellers.

Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Megge of Bury Down by Rebecca  Kightlinger. I would also like to again thank Smith Publicity, Rebecca Kightlinger, and Zumaya Arcane for letting me take part and providing me with a free copy for honest review. I definitely think this is a book you should give a read.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BLOG TOUR: The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James. Thank's to Rachel's Random Resources, Choc Lit, and Caroline James for letting me be a part of it! It came out March 13, 2018, so it's available!!

About the Book: 'Britain's answer to the best Marigold Hotel'

Let the shenanigans begin at the Best Boomerville Hotel …
Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision – a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of ‘a certain age’ wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the Best Boomerville Hotel is open for business! 
Perhaps not surprisingly Boomerville attracts more than its fair share of eccentric clientele: there’s fun-loving Sir Henry Mulberry and his brother Hugo; Lucinda Brown, an impoverished artist with more ego than talent; Andy Mack, a charming Porsche-driving James Bond lookalike, as well as Kate Simmons, a woman who made her fortune from an internet dating agency but still hasn’t found ‘the One’ herself. 
With such an array of colourful individuals there’s bound to be laughs aplenty, but could there be tears and heartbreak too and will the residents get more than they bargained for at Boomerville?


A Currently Reading Review: I haven't finished the book just yet, but I can tell you my current thoughts on it. So far, I think it's cute. I really like the premise, where guests of a certain age can book a stay at this hotel to have fun and make connections. The characters are full of life, some are a little kooky. The hotel just seems like a fun place to stay.
The characters involved all want something. Kate wants to find the love she's never had. At times, I see her as being a little full of herself, a little desperate, but I hope she finds happiness. Hattie and Jo have taken an old hotel and have given it new life again. Some of the extra curricular classes seem out there, but interesting. Then we have some guests that don't want to leave, and at least one who wants a free stay.
I'm excited to learn more about these characters, this hotel, and the journeys of all the characters.
So those are my current thoughts. I will be writing a full review when I finish.

The Best Boomerville Hotel Links:


Meet the Author!!

Caroline James
has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can. A public speaker, consultant and food writer, Caroline is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association and writes articles and short stories and contributes to many publications.

Her debut novel, Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & Me is set in North West England, at the time of a famous gypsy horse fair.  The book went straight to number three on Amazon and was E-book of the Week in The Sun.

So, You Think You're A Celebrity...Chef? was runner up the Winchester Writers festival for best TV Drama and takes a light-hearted look at the world of celebrity chefs as they battle it out for fame and fortune. Coffee, Tea, The Caribbean & Me was runner up at The Write Stuff, LBF, 2015 and is an Amazon best-seller and top recommended read by Thomson Holidays. Jungle Rock, a romcom novella set in Australia, revolves around a TV game show.

In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

Caroline James Links

Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour of The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James. Thanks to Caroline James, Rachel's Random Resources, and Choc Lit for letting me be a part of it. If this book sounds good to you, you should totally add it to your TBR!