Friday, August 31, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Malice by Pintip Dunn

Are you ready to see the cover for Malice by Pintip Dunn
Well, here it is!
Beautiful, isn't it.
Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours and Entangled Teen for letting me be a part of it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

BLOG TOUR: The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne! Thanks so much to St. Martin's Publishing for letting me be a part of this tour. I received a free e-arc for honest review from the publisher. I've been on a Historical Romance Binge lately, I've just been wanting to read them all. Do you ever crave certain books like that? They've just been calling to me. I saw The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo and knew that I wanted to add it to my list of books to read.

Title: The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels #6)
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Published by: St. Martin's Press
 Released: August 28, 2018
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Summary: The bravest of heroes. The brashest of rebels. The boldest of lovers. These are the men who risk their hearts and their souls—for the passionate women who dare to love them…

He is known only as The Rook. A man with no name, no past, no memories. He awakens in a mass grave, a magnificent dragon tattoo on his muscled forearm the sole clue to his mysterious origins. His only hope for survival—and salvation—lies in the deep, fiery eyes of the beautiful stranger who finds him. Who nurses him back to health. And who calms the restless demons in his soul…


Lorelei will never forget the night she rescued the broken dark angel in the woods, a devilishly handsome man who haunts her dreams to this day. Crippled as a child, she devoted herself to healing the poor tortured man. And when he left, he took a piece of her heart with him. Now, after all these years, The Rook has returned. Like a phantom, he sweeps back into her life and avenges those who wronged her. But can she trust a man who’s been branded a rebel, a thief, and a killer? And can she trust herself to resist him when he takes her in his arms?

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this. It helped fill my craving for Historical Romance. This is the first book I've read of the Victorian Rebels Series and I don't think it will be the last. I'm pretty sure they can be read in any order.
I enjoyed the love and passion between Lorelei and The Rook. It was everything I wanted in a romance. Passion, the back-and-forth, all the things that make romances fun. It was hot and steamy!!! I also enjoyed the mystery of finding out Ash's backstory. 
This was a great read. If you're in the mood for Historical Romance, or if you read it all day every day, I'd definitely recommend giving The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo a try. You won't be disappointed.

Kerrigan Byrne

Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan Byrne uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in every book. She lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her handsome husband and three lovely teenage girls, but dreams of settling on the Pacific Coast. Her Victorian Rebels novels include The Highwayman and The Highlander.

Also, I have a Giveaway that will be happening on my Instagram @gotbookcitement and it will be for ONE FINISHED PAPERBACK COPY of The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo. The Giveaway is U.S. Only and the prize will be provided by St. Martin's Press. The Giveaway will be live on my instagram page August 30th, 2018 at 7 pm est and will run for a week's time. So the rules for the giveaway are:

1.) Follow my instagram @gotbookcitement Don't Follow to Unfollow, that's just rude.
2.) Leave a comment with a Dragon Emoji (I checked on my android phone, and there is such a thing)
BONUS ENTRY: Repost my picture in your stories and tag me, so I know.
Good Luck!

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne. Thanks again to St. Martin's Press for letting me be a part of such a fun tour!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Title: The Roanoke Girls
Author: Amy Engel
Published by: Crown
Released: 2017
Source: Library

Summary: Lane's mother has just died, took her own life. It's not surprising that her mother chose to end it all, she's always been sad, angry, distant. Her mother never showed Lane a lot of love, so Lane was used to being responsible for herself. Now that her mother has died, it's a little unclear where Lane is going to go, but then she gets the news that she has grandparents that want to take her in.
Lane moves to the middle-of-nowhere Kansas, to a house called Roanoke. She meets her Grandad, her Grandma, and her cousin Allegra. Allegra tells her that all the Roanoke Girls are cursed. They either leave Roanoke never to return or die.
In time, Lane becomes one of the Roanoke Girls who leaves, swearing never to return, but she's called back to Roanoke when her cousin Allegra goes missing. What happened to Allegra? Where is she? Lane must solve the mystery and curse of Roanoke.
My Thoughts: Oh boy, Oh boy was this a dark and twisted tale. I liked it so much!!! I feel weird saying that because the subject matter of the book is so dark. It's not right. But I was hooked! I'd read Amy Engel's YA Duology, The Book of Ivy, and I enjoyed that, so I wanted to try out her other stuff. This was such a different kind of thing than her YA Works, and I think I liked this more. I want Amy Engel to continue with writing dark thrillers and come out with another one pronto.
I really enjoyed the setting of the story. I'm originally from Kansas, all my family still lives there or around there, so it was cool getting a book with a place I was familiar with. My great grandparents lived in a teeny, tiny, middle of nowhere town in Kansas. I can picture that flatness, the sort of desolate feel. Now the town they lived in is a dying town, so this book town's population was a little better.
I enjoyed the way everything in the story was revealed. One of the shocks is delivered pretty early on, and the matter of fact way it was revealed definitely messed with me. And the shocks just kept on coming. They were all done really well. I was hooked to the story. I needed to know what happened to Allegra. Why Lane left Roanoke. What was the curse that plagues the Roanoke Girls.
I also liked how the story was told in alternating chapters of past and present. It just made it really gripping to read.
I also really enjoyed the relationship story between Cooper and Lane. They reminded me of the movie Sweet Home Alabama, except more messed up.
This is a disturbing book and I know it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really, really liked it. It had me turning the pages and just hooked. Amy Engel, I need more books from you. If you want a dark thriller, I'd definitely recommend picking it up.
Dark, Disturbing, and so Addictive

Sunday, August 19, 2018

BLOG TOUR: The Mysterious Lord Millcroft by Virginia Heath

Hello, Hello! I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Mysterious Lord Millcroft by Virginia Heath. I was sent an e-copy for honest review for this tour. Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources and Virginia Heath for letting me be a part of this fun tour. Let the Historical Hijinks Begin!

The Mysterious Lord Millcroft
by Virginia Heath
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Life as a duchess…

Or something much more dangerous…?
Part of The King’s Elite. Constantly told her beauty and charm is all she has to offer, Lady Clarissa is intent on marrying a duke. And intriguing spy Sebastian Leatham will help her! Only first she’ll assist him with his new assignment—playing the part of confident aristocrat Lord Millcroft. Sebastian awakens a burning desire within Clarissa which leaves her questioning whether becoming a duchess is what she truly longs for…

My Thoughts: I love a good historical romance and this one definitely fits the bill. I loved the premise of it, spies and secret missions, it was just everything I wanted.
I liked the characters of Lady Clarissa and Sebastian Leatham. They were fun to follow and I liked seeing their relationship develop. It was steamy, satisfying, and just what I wanted in an historical romance.
The plot of the story was very fast paced and enjoyable. I enjoyed the journey Clarissa and Sebastian went on. It was an extremely satisfying read.
I had a lot of fun with this one. If Historical Romance is a thing you enjoy reading, I'd definitely recommend picking this one up.

Author Bio – Virginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding 
husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history,
she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her 
days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love 
with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn't doing that, Virginia likes to travel
to far off places, shop for things that she doesn't need or read romances written by 
other people.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for The Mysterious Lord Millcroft by 
Virginia Heath.Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources and Virginia Heath for letting
me be a part of such a fun tour.Be sure to enter the giveaway below.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Reading Right Now! (174)

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

The Art of Escaping
by: Erin Callahan

I really just started this, so I don't have a lot to say. I'm interested in the premise. Our main character is obsessed with escapology, think Houdini, so that could be fun. I actually was lucky enough to win an e-copy of this from and then I checked out a physical copy from my library. There's just something about physical copies that I love. But I did get this for honest review from the publisher.

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Frozen Butterflies by Simona Grossi

Hi Everybody! I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Frozen Butterflies by Simona Gross. I received a free copy for honest review from Smith Publicity. I was interested in this book as soon as I saw the cover.

Frozen Butterflies
by Simona Gross

Summary: Susan Blanc, the protagonist and narrative voice, teaches psychology at a university in Los Angeles.

She lives alone and suffers from insomnia.

One night, at a nightclub, she meets Nick, a blogger who seemed to be "consumed by something, someone, or himself."

When they meet again the next day, Nick takes her to his apartment, and while browsing through Nick's books looking for ideas for a story to post on Nick's blog, Susan finds a "consumed notebook with a light blue cover." Nick explains that it's a journal someone lost on a bus and that the writing and the drawings it contains made him want to keep it and try to return it to its owner.

The author is a graphic novelist, his name is Andrew, but that's all he knows about him. After leafing through its pages, Susan convinces Nick to post excerpts of the journal on Nick's blog. She believes the journal will resonate with the readers, and that the readers might help them find the unknown artist.
As they read and write, search and explore, Nick and Susan's stories melt with the artist's story, in a cocktail of passion, sex, lies, and self-discovery. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Frozen Butterflies had me interested as soon as I saw the cover. The synopsis intrigued me too, I just had to find out what this book was really about. I'd never read anything by Simona Grossi before and I was ready to give her a shot.
This book was kind of strange, but I was hooked. It kept me turning the pages, wondering where it was going to go next, and I was just very surprised by it. I definitely enjoyed it. It was definitely an experience to read.
I liked the characters. The story touched on a lot of things, it was kind of dark, it dealt with some mental illness. It was an experience to read.
I liked Frozen Butterflies. It's a unique read and was a something that I wasn't expecting. I'd definitely recommend giving it a read if it sounds interesting to you.

About the Author
Simona Grossi

Simona Grossi was born and raised in the South of Italy before receiving her first law degree in Rome. After working as a litigator for two major law firms in Milan, she moved to the U.S. to receive her master and doctoral degrees in law from UC Berkley. She then became a professor of law at Loyola Law School L.A., where she now teaches litigation and lives nearby with her husband. Grossi also enjoys playing the piano and is currently studying to graduate from a Conservatory of music in Italy. She is the author of Looking For Clara, her most recent title Frozen Butterflies, and plans on writing many more in the present and future.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop! And thanks so much to Smith Publicity for letting me be a part of this fun tour and providing me with a copy for honest review.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Echoes by Alice Reeds

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I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Echoes by Alice Reeds. Thank you to Entangled Teen and YA Bound Book Tours for letting me be a part of this tour and giving me the chance to read this awesome book. I received a free copy of Echoes for honest review.


By Alice Reeds
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Published by: Entangled Teen
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Summary: They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.

Something that won't let them leave alive. (Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: YAAAASSSS! I really liked this one. As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I love deserted island, danger, mystery stories. Deserted Islands always bring me in mind to Lost, and I loved Lost, especially Sawyer. The synopsis for Echoes is kind of vague, so I didn't know exactly what I was going into. Having read it, I still don't really know what I got myself into. I enjoyed the whole experience of it though. There was mystery and danger, with a sprinkling of romance. 
Our main character's memories are a little cloudy, so the reader is trying to piece everything together with her. It made for a really fun reading journey.
The ending might not be the best for everybody, especially those that like closure. Neat tidy bows wrapping up the package. I hope that maybe Alice Reeds will have something more down the road, maybe something that answers questions.
I'd recommend this 100%. If you like twisty, turny, mysterious, what-the-heck-is-going-on feelings, then I think you'll love this one. Echoes will keep you on the edge of your seat and pulling out your hair. It's a good time.


Alice Reeds

Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let's plays and figure skating videos.

Thank you for stopping by my BLOG TOUR Post for Echoes by Alice Reeds. Thank you YA Bound Book Tours and Entangled Teen for including me on the tour and providing me with a free copy for honest review.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Review: A Conspiracy of Stars (Faloiv #1) by Olivia A. Cole

Title: A Conspiracy of Stars (Faloiv #1)
Author: Olivia A. Cole
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Released: 2018
Source: Library

Summary: Octavia lives on the planet of Faloiv, it is her home, the only planet she has ever known. Her ancestors came from another planet, escaping it as it died. Their ship crashed on Faloiv, they couldn't repair it, so they were stuck. Faloiv was never meant to be their home, they were looking for another planet to live on, another planet to call Home. The original settlers struck up an agreement with the Faloii residents to do no harm, and to leave the Faloii alone.
Science is the main pursuit of Octavia's people. Her mother and father are both scientists. Their mission is to study and learn everything they can about the planet of Faloiv. The plant life, the animal life, everything is studied and scrutinized so that Octavia's people can survive on this planet that they must call home.
Octavia is happy with her life, is on her way to becoming a scientist like her parents, but then she starts to discover things about her people and her home. Secrets that could upend everything. 
My Thoughts: I was drawn to this by the beautiful cover, and I knew that it had been one of the selections for the Uppercase Subscription Box. I thought this had a really cool premise. I really enjoyed the world building. It did a good job of painting the picture of this planet Faloiv. I could see the wams they lived in, the jungle they lived by, it was really vivid to picture.
A Conspiracy of Stars kind of reminded me of Netflix's reboot of Lost in Space. It had a similar premise, they've both crash landed on an alien planet and have to work out how to survive. Plus, the characters of both expeditions were really smart and logical.
I just found the whole thing so dull, not really boring, just not very exciting. All the characters being so logical and scientific, just made them very dull people. They weren't that fun to read about. Everyone is so serious all the time. This also could be because there wasn't really any standout characters for me. None of them really had a personality that made them different from anybody else. There was maybe one character who had a personality, but we didn't get much from him. Our main character Octavia was okay, but she wasn't my favorite. She had her teenage tantrum moments.
There was also a romance in here that just felt out of place. It didn't do anything for me. I didn't feel the chemistry, I just felt friendship between them.
There was also a lot of info dumping in this, when it came to the plant and animal life of Faloiv. The author made up pretty much all the animal species and she spent a lot of time telling us about them in a textbook kind of way. It just wasn't very engaging to read about.
So this reminded me of reboot Lost in Space in that way too, in how I found so many of the characters so logical and scientific, that they bored me.
I wanted to love this one, but it was just too dull of a ride for me. The concept was really interesting, I liked the setting. I'm always up for a good science fiction adventure, this just wasn't it. It did end on an interesting kind of cliffhanger, so I'd be tempted to pick up the next book. It just wasn't as exciting a story as I wanted it to be.
SCIENCE IS... boring.

Friday, August 10, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Toxic by Lydia Kang

I'm here with a Cover Reveal for Toxic by Lydia Kang!!

Are you ready to see it??

Are you ready?

Here It Is!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

BLOG TOUR: The Gathering (The Uprising Series Book 1) by Bernadette Giacomazzo

The Gathering
Bernadette Giacomazzo
(The Uprising, #1)
Publication date: March 31st 2018
Genres: Adult, Dystopian
The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.
In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.

Author Bio:
With an impressive list of credentials earned over the course of two decades, Bernadette R. Giacomazzo is a multi-hyphenate in the truest sense of the word: an editor, writer, photographer, publicist, and digital marketing specialist who has demonstrated an uncanny ability to thrive in each industry with equal aplomb. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and many, many more. She served as the news editor of Go! NYC Magazine for nearly a decade, the executive editor of LatinTRENDS Magazine for five years, the eye candy editor of XXL Magazine for two years, and the editor-at-large at iOne/Zona de Sabor for two years. As a publicist, she has worked with the likes of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit record label, rapper Kool G. Rap, and various photographers, artists, and models. As a digital marketing specialist, Bernadette is Google Adwords certified, has an advanced knowledge of SEO, PPC, link-building, and other digital marketing techniques, and has worked for a variety of clients in the legal, medical, and real estate industries.
Based in New York City, Bernadette is the co-author of Swimming with Sharks: A Real World, How-To Guide to Success (and Failure) in the Business of Music (for the 21st Century), and the author of the forthcoming dystopian fiction series, The Uprising. She also contributed a story to the upcoming Beyonce Knowles tribute anthology, The King Bey Bible, which will be available in bookstores nationwide in the summer of 2018.
My Reading Right Now! Thoughts: This was a lot of fun! I'm really glad I got the chance to read and review it. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and Bernadette Giacomazzo for letting me be a part of this tour. I received a copy of The Gathering for free for review, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. I love a good dystopian tale. Fighting against oppressors, a world gone mad, it's just a lot of fun to read about. This was a great Dystopian Read.
This book is intense! Some uncomfortable stuff goes down in it, so fair warning for that. I really enjoyed it though. I loved all the action, I loved the fast pace of it all. The villain was a despicable piece of work. I also enjoyed the three characters that we follow. This is a first book in a series and it really did a good job of laying out the groundwork for everything. It really makes me interested to see how the rest of the series is going to go.
If you want an intense Dystopian read, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a try. I had a lot of fun with it.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fresh Releases: August 7, 2018

Fresh Fresh Releases
Or at least some of them for August 7th, 2018


-- Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson--
--Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose--

And that's my Fresh Fresh Releases for this week. What other books should I have my eye out for?
I was gifted Tiffany Blues for free for honest review from the publisher.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Review: I Hate Fairyland, Volume 3: Good Girl by Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Title: I Hate Fairyland, Volume 3: Good Girl
Written and Drawn by: Skottie Young
Coloring by: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Additional Art in Chapter Thirteen: Dean Rankine
Lettering and Design by: Nate Piekos
Edited by: Kent Wagenschutz
Volume Three Book Design: Vincent Kukua
Logo Design: Rian Hughes
Published by: Image Comics, Inc.
Released: October 2017
Source: Library

Summary: Let's once again join Gert and Larry on their never ending journey to find the key to get Gert home. Gert has decided to try a new tactic this time, to be Good. Will it work? Can she really turn over a new leaf after all the murder and mayhem she's committed? Gert's gonna try.
My Thoughts: I have a lot of fun reading this comic series. I really enjoy the artwork, the whimsy, and the humor. It's such a messed up little fairytale. I do wonder just where this series is going to go though. Will all the Volumes just be Gert traversing over Fairyland trying to get home? Is it just going to be the same cycle on repeat with Gert trying slightly different things to get home? I don't know. I do wonder about the end game. That's not exactly a criticism, I'm just curious where it's all leading.
The ending of this Volume added a little twist, some fun. It's enough to bring me back for the next Volume.
I really enjoy the I Hate Fairyland Comic Series. It's got great, dark humor. A whole lot of violence. Fantastic Artwork. Gert is one diabolical 30 something trapped in a six year old's body. I'd recommend it easily.
Entertaining As Always

Friday, August 3, 2018

Reading Right Now! (173)

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

The Roanoke Girls
by Amy Engel

I've only read a couple of pages so far, but I'm excited for it. I read Amy Engel's YA Duology, The Book of Ivy and really enjoyed it. This is her adult debut and I've heard it's supposed to be a daaaark thriller. I'm ready for it. Amy has a writing style that I really like. It doesn't take me long to get into the story. So I'm excited to read more of this.
What I know about it is very vague. It's about this family in rural Kansas and there seems to be a curse on the daughters. The Roanoke Girls either die or leave. Lane is one of the ones that got away, but she's called back when her cousin Allegra is reported missing. That's all I know. I want to keep it vague. I'm excited.

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Fresh Releases: July 31, 2018

Fresh Fresh Releases for July 31, 2018


--She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell
--Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole
--Set the Night On Fire by Laura Trentham

Any more Fresh Fresh Releases I should know about?
All of these books I received as arc copies from the publisher, so thank you to them!! I can't wait to read them all.
Also it is now August. How could that have happened so quickly?!? My birthday is tomorrow and I already feel old.