Sunday, September 30, 2018

Stacking OUR Shelves ~ 9/30/18

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

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Disney Hyperion
Harper Voyager
Penguin Random House


YA Bookworm Box

Adult Bookworm Box

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Even If I Fall

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Abigail Johnson

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Seduction (Curse of the Gods #3)The Alpha’s Pack (Kit Davenport, #6)

That's what we added to our shelves this week! What do you think? What did you add to your stacks? Leave us a comment and link us up!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Seduction (Curse of the Gods #3) by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington ~ Review

Seduction (Curse of the Gods #3)Source: KindleUnlimited.

Seduction (Curse of the Gods #3) by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington

Willa Knight: Dweller? Sol? Accidental evolutionary hiccup? 

Willa has never been a particularly useful dweller: she isn’t very good at chores, she isn’t very good at worshipping, she isn’t very good at not having opinions, and she isn’t very good with rules—but none of that matters anymore. 

The rules are changing. 

The dwellers are trying to make their own way in the world, and Willa can’t seem to help getting tangled up in their plans. 

Luckily, she has the Abcurse brothers to help her out—until she doesn’t, and suddenly she’s alone again in a world on the brink of chaos. With the Abcurses gone, she’ll have to rely on her wits, and her sister Emmy, to stay under the radar and survive. 

Because someone wants her dead. 

But, really, what else is new?

I read books 1 and 2 of this series a couple of months ago, but took a break after book 2 because the plot was kind of a mess and I needed a break before continuing on. Well, I've been in a reading slump lately and the book that came to mind when I decided it was time to pull myself out of it was this one. Seduction. I was finally ready to find out what comes next for Willa and her Abcurse brothers. And you know, I'm happy I picked it up!

First, foremost, and most importantly, it was very easy to get into this book. I needed something that hooked me quick and this third installment did just that. The story gets rolling pretty much right away. Secondly, this was a quick read--I read it in just over a day. Exactly what I needed! And enjoyable too.

The characters are still who they were in the previous books, of course, and I still liked them. I especially liked that the Abcurse brothers are becoming more defined and instead of me getting them mixed up all the time, I can follow who they are and how they act/react. I also loved how Willa's powers so naturally fit with HER. She's a clumsy mess, so of course her powers would be random and chaotic just like her. It added a layer of humor to the book.

One huge positive aspect of Seduction was the relationship progress! I love a good slow burn, especially in RH since there's so many characters to get to know and settle into a relationship, but I also love a good defined relationship. I mean, in general the Abcurses and Willa have totally already claimed each other as their people. But how it is discussed and decided and done in this installment? I am SO HERE FOR IT and I LOVED it! (Also, my current fav is Rome. I heart him.)

As for the actual plot. Well. It's still a mess. I've kind of decided to stop trying to figure it out or expect anything, and now I'm just along for the ride. However. The storyline feels so contrived. Like, the RH aspect flows so easily, but then whenever anything plot-related happens it feels forced. Which means that I didn't quite enjoy the parts minus the guys as much as I'd have liked. Luckily, there was a fair amount of them in the novel as a whole so I enjoyed it.

Overall, Seduction is a great addition to the Curse of the Gods series! Awesome characters, top notch relationship progression, and heaps of good humor make this such a fun read. I'll definitely be continuing to book 4!

3.5 stars - Such a fun read!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Strong by Kylie Scott ~ Review

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series… 

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them. 
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The very best parts of this story was seeing what the Stage Dive gang has been up to!  I loved seeing Mal again - who wouldn't.  But really I loved seeing all of them.  Kids and family combined with practice and song writing - that was the best.

But Martha.  Yeah, I was never a fan.  She didn't redeem herself for me in the this story.  I was happy she did some apologizing.  I did enjoy how she developed a relationship with Gib, Ben's little boy.  That was pretty adorable.  But I still don't like her.  Guess that's not really a surprise.

Sam however stole the show.  I so wish there was just one chapter in his point of view.  He's like this big quiet bunch of yum!  I loved his patience and determination with Martha.  I loved how he'd waited for her.  How he was already so sweet.  He calls her love!  Freakin' cute.

This book is a great drive down Stage Dive memory lane.  It also introduces us to Adam, the new hot shot hitting the stage.  Wonder if there may be more about him in the future.  There was this funny scene...but no.  You should read it.  And Martha turns out to be good for Adam...professionally that is.


If you're a Stage Dive fan, pick this one up for sure.

 “Ooh, busted,” said Lizzy. “The bodyguard caught you looking.”
“Shut it.” I inched my chin up a bit, trying not to frown because frowning gave you lines. “Sam and I have known each other for years and nothing has ever happened. You’re completely wrong about this.”
“Am I?”
“Yes, there’s nothing between us.”
“So that’s why you were staring at him?”
I chose not to answer that. “And you know he prefers to be called executive protection officer instead of bodyguard.”
At this, Lizzy burst out giggling, a malicious glee in her eyes. No wonder I liked my sister-in-law these days.
Ben shot us both an irritated glance. We both ignored it.
Of course, I’d known Sam would probably be here. Rock stars going out in public could be a delicate thing. People had a tendency to get overexcited. And while one person wanting an autograph wasn’t a problem, twenty or thirty of them suddenly swarming definitely could be. Having once been part of the entourage, I’d seen it happen to Ben and his fellow Stage Dive band members enough times to be wary. And you couldn’t get by with ordinary security. Rock stars needed protection from their over-zealous fans, but on the other hand they didn’t want the fans roughed up or hurt in any way. It required a delicate balance: control, experience, and a whole gamut of scary physical skills. Hence Sam.
Still, Portland seemed generally less crazy than the good old days back in LA. All of the guys seemed calmer and more settled away from the constant craziness of the party scene. Not to mention the effect of all of the wives/partners and various offspring. The biggest rock band in the world had officially been domesticated.
It was kind of cute. Or sad. I don’t know.
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to stir you,” she lied. “What do you think of your brother’s new musical bromance?”
On the small stage set up in the corner of the room, a young man wailed his heart out while playing an acoustic guitar. Much angst about a girl who only called him after midnight. Trust a rockster to turn a simple booty call into a heartbreaking ballad. The song was damn good though. He had talent. If only I hadn’t had my fill of the type when I was younger. The kid looked to be in his early to mid-twenties. Lanky with lots of tattoos. Your typical rock ’n roll Prince Charming. Gag. These days my type ran more toward…actually, what I needed or wanted in a male was a total mystery.
And my gaze did not stray back to Sam. That did not happen.


Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from FACEBOOK | FACEBOOK FAN GROUP | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Books that need more Attention Giveaway Hop

Thanks to Bookhounds for picking up the hosting on this hop!

Yeah, okay I was too excited about the NEW YA bookworm box and ended up ordering it TWICE!

BUT my mistake means I have one to give away.

AND as it happens, it's a book I really think needs more attention.

I ADORE Half Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout!

AIDEN!  So love him and this series.

The box has a SIGNED copy of the book with the new cover and lots of fun buttons!

The whole box goes to one winner.

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The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi—pure-bloods—have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals—well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.

Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem—staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

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Can't Text This by Teagan Hunter ~ Teaser Reveal

Today we are sharing a teaser reveal for the next standalone title from Teagan Hunter. Can't Text This is a contemporary romance title that will be releasing on October 11th.

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Can't Text This by Teagan Hunter

Releasing October 11th

Book Blurb:

“Hi Monty. Wanna see my python?”
That’s how I ended up in the bathroom of some dive bar with a stranger.
Me, Monty Andrews, the quintessential virgin girl next door.
I was so out of my element, but there was no denying our explosive attraction, even via text.
Commence Operation Bang Each Other Out of Our Systems, because that was all it was—unfinished business.
I had no intention of falling back into the sheets with the tattooed, muscly, dirty-in-the-best-kind-of-way single dad over and over again…but I did.
Everything was going great—until we discovered I was his son’s teacher.

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TEAGAN HUNTER is a Missouri-raised gal, but currently lives in North Carolina with her US Marine husband, where she spends her days begging him for a cat. She survives off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When she’s not writing, you can find her binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. She enjoys cold weather, buys more paperbacks than she’ll ever read, and never says no to brownies. For more information, please visit


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The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani ~ Giveaway

The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani  
Lake Union Publishing 
September 1, 2018 
ISBN 978-1503949089 
411 pages 

From the bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.

Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past.

Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.

Praise for Sejal Badani’s TRAIL OF BROKEN WINGS 

“This book highlights the power of speaking and owning the truth” 
—Popsugar on Trail of Broken Wings 

“Sejal Badani’s Trail of Broken Wings (Lake Union) encapsulates the complexity of family life…A fascinating insight into the way families try to hide, bury, deny, suppress and control abuse and trauma.” 
—The Guardian 

“The writing itself lacked nothing. The point of views were clear and once the story started flowing it really kept me wondering where they were going to go next...Badani did an excellent job of tackling a very real and delicate issue and doing it in a way that made it easily relatable” 
—Life is Story

**Read an excerpt here**

About Sejal Badani:  
A former attorney, Sejal Badani is the author of the bestselling novel and Goodreads Fiction Award finalist Trail of Broken Wings. When not writing, Sejal enjoys reading and traveling.

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Instagram: @sejal_badani
Twitter: @sejal_badani

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