WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #27 Fall with Me (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:00 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.


Title: Fall with Me
Series: Wait for You #4
Expected publication: March 31st 2015 



Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.
Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.
But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #20 I'd Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:26 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

I'd Love to Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club

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1. Trust Me, I'm Lying (Trust Me #1) by Mary Elizabeth Summer


2. Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter


3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


4. Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum






7. Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman




9. On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) by Samantha Young


10. Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle


What would you love to read with your book club/ if you had one???
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Sofia T.

Review: Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 1:08 PM
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Title: Wicked
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Saga #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
Another 5 stars for J. Armentrout.

I was surprised when I first found out that J.A. was writing a whole new series. I loved the title, I loved the cover, I loved the blurb and I was blown away by the book.

Ivy and Ren were two incredible and strong main characters. Although, the book is about Ivy, Ren gets his own story as well. They are both well developed and realistic characters with rough pasts.

Ivy has lost everyone that ever mattered in her life. First her parents, then her adoptive parents and her first love. It’s for that reason that Ivy prefers her own company than that of her few friends. When a new member of the order moves into town, Ivy does her best to keep a distance. Little does she know that Ren can be very persistent!

I loved everything about this book. Ren, Ivy, Tink! Everyone! I call dibs on Tink though! I have to admit that I was surprised by him because I expected him to be a female. I loved him even better as a male. He was in a way what Bambi is for the Dark Element series (and let me tell you, I love that series). His relationship with Ivy, was a complicated one but they both cared for each other. Ren, knew what he wanted from the first time he met Ivy, he was infatuated with her. Ren thought he knew everything there was to know about Ivy’s life but in the end he was wrong about her.

Ren and Ivy’s relationship was sizzling hot, their chemistry, exploding and there were even some double hot sexy scenes.

I don’t usually read fae books but I knew I had to read this one. I’m head over heels in love with Armentrout’s books and this one was no exception. I couldn’t read the book fast enough. A page turner full of action, suspense, romance, humor and an unexpected end. Ren, Ivy and Tink will surely win you over and in the end break your heart.

I can’t wait to read Torn, Wicked’s sequel!!! I’m very curious to find out what Ivy’s future holds, love or death.

Highly recommended!
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Sofia T.

Cover Reveal: Aflame (Fall Away #4) by Penelope Douglas

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Title: Aflame (Fall Away, #4)
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2015

Synopsis

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bully, Until You, Rival, and Falling Away comes the sizzling conclusion to the Fall Away series.
The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…
Everyone wants to be me.
Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.
I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.
They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?
But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.
Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new,
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Penelope Douglas is a writer in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, The Originals, and she shops at Target almost daily.



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P.S. This was supposed to be posted yesterday but I got a bit busy and totally forgot about it! I'm sorry!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #22

Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2015 3:08 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Books I loved:

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Books I borrowed:
(I haven't read them yet but I will read them this week):


As you can see, I've finally finished the Rock Chick series. I had so much fun reading them but I'm glad there was an end, becuase when I finished the series, I was a bit bored as the plot was almost the same in every book. 

Anyway, this week I have another pile of books to read, including the Night Huntress series (which I'm obsessed with). 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

BLOG TOUR, Excerpt & Giveaway: Falling Away (Fall Away #3) by Penelope Douglas

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:45 PM
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Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

Title: Falling Away (Fall Away, #3)
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid.
K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away....
K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.
Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As the bond between them grows, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…

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My Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Falling away is the third book in the Fall Away series and tells the story of K.C., Tate’s bff and Jax, Jared’s younger brother.

After being away for two years, K.C. returns to Shelburn falls to find herself lost, with no real direction and clueless as ever. Having grown up and no longer able to tolerate her mother, she has no other choice bit to move into Tate’s house with Jax living next door.

Jax has always been into K.C. but she knew better than get involved with someone like Jax, a player. Now, living next to each other, they have no other choice but to tolerate each other. Jax though, isn’t as patient as he wants others to believe. K.C. bring out his worst self and he can’t not challenge her too. He wants her to find herself but she cannot do that when Jax is holding back.

She wants to unravel all of his secrets. He wants to meet the woman behind the mask.

I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant about this book. I wasn’t a big fan of K.C’s mainly because of her choices in the past. I actually liked Jax (a lot) especially in Rival but as I began reading this book, I realized that he wasn’t the man I thought him to be. He was such a jerk in the beginning of the book, arrogant to no end and his mood changed so fast. He changed from hot and cold from chapter to chapter. Despite their early behavior though, the chemistry between them was off the charts, their romance, sizzling and the sexual tension was scorching hot.

What surprised me more than anything was K.C.’s past. She wasn’t at all the person I had imagined she would be. Her past was so sad. I felt very sorry for her. I’m glad that Jax challenged her the way he did because if he hadn’t, she wouldn’t have found her true self.

Moreover, we got to see some old characters as well. Tate and Jared and Madoc and Fallon. I loved seeing how Madoc and Fallon’s relationship had developed but I was disappointed by Jared and Tate. I once thought they were soul mates but I think they have much yet to learn from each other. I hope they find their HEA but I don’t see that happening any time soon. There are so many secrets between them.

Falling away was an incredible book. K.C. and Jax found their HEA but they had to go through many difficulties to get there. In reality many people would have given up at the first difficulty, which is what happens in most of the cases, but these two people fought to create the bond between them.

I’m looking forward to reading Aflame (the last part of Tate and Jared’s story), the next and probably the last book in the fall away series.

Highly recommended!

*Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt

Falling Away - Chapter 9 Excerpt 

“Jax, I can’t,” she breathed, placing her hands on my chest. “I . . . ,” she stammered, “I don’t exactly dislike you anymore, but this isn’t a good idea. As much as I’d like to give in, I can’t be that girl.” 

“What girl?” 

She stared at me. “A one-night stand.” 

My fists tightened around her shirt. So that was what she thought I wanted? 

My voice hardened. “What makes you think you’d be a one-night stand?” 

“Because you’re Jared Trent’s brother. Because you’re young. Why would you want more?” she asked, her tone light. “I’m not trying to be prissy, okay? You get to me. I like the way you feel. I’m just not ready for this.” Her lips pursed, and she started to rise, but I pulled her back down. 

“Ready for what?” I bit out, getting seriously fucking annoyed at her assumptions and the fact that she compared me to Jared. Two minutes ago she’d had her arms and legs wrapped around me. 

Her eyebrows shot up, challenging me. “This,” she spat out, and dug into my pocket, pulling out my knife. “It’s been digging into the back of my thigh since I sat down. Why do you have so many computers? Why do the cops let you get away with anything? What do you do to make a living? And why do you carry a knife, Jax?” 

My chest filled with delight at her anger. She was getting ballsier by the minute. 

I shot her a smirk. “Because it’s quiet.” 

And I almost laughed at her arched eyebrow. She was asking why I carried a knife, and I just answered why I carried a knife instead of a gun. 

She averted her eyes, but I caught the annoyed expression as she raised the knife up to her face, studying it. She hit the button, and the blade shot out right between us. 

I had only a moment to wonder what the hell she was doing before I reared back, seeing her jab the knife into my space. 

“You think you scare me, don’t you?” she taunted, holding the blade to my neck, playing with me. 

I sucked in a few quick breaths and let out a startled laugh as my heart slammed against my ribs. Well, this was new. 

I swallowed, meeting her triumphant little smile and leaning into the blade, feeling the sharp, cool steel bite into my neck. “You want to play? You don’t know how to play my games, Juliet.” 

And I snatched the knife out of her scarred hand and brought it down to the hem of her shirt, slicing it up the middle. 

“Jax!” she screamed, fumbling with her now useless T-shirt as I threw the blade onto the floor. “What are you doing?” 

Grabbing her around the waist, I stood up, whipped her around, and planted her in front of the window looking down onto the backyard full of partiers. 

I wrapped my arms around her shaking body and growled into her ear from behind her, “God, Juliet. You think I just wanna fuck? You think I wanna keep myself hidden and mysterious, because it’s my play to get women into bed? Huh?” I pressed. “No, baby. I could fuck ten different girls tonight if I wanted to. I don’t want to do that.” 

Her chest shook, and she squirmed against me, probably scared that we could be seen out the window. 

“So, what do you want?” she cried. “If not a one-night stand?” 

I closed my burning eyes, and buried my lips in her hair. “I want to terrorize you,” I confessed. “I want to cut you without drawing blood. I want to break you.” I pulled her into me. “And then I want to fuck you.” 

From the moment I laid eyes on her I had wanted to break her out of her shell. I wanted to see her undone, and I wanted to take her over. For how long, I didn’t know, but I knew it would be for more than one night. 

I also knew it wouldn’t be forever. 

Her breathing slowed, and she stilled, staring out the window. I straightened behind her and peeled off the T-shirt she was holding closed. 

“Jax,” she whimpered, turning her face to me. “They can see us.” 

Reaching around, I turned her chin back toward the window. “They can’t see you. The window’s tinted.” The shirt, sliced up the front, fell down her arms and spilled to the floor. “But you can see them, Juliet,” I pointed out, gently running my hands up her bare arms. “They drink, they laugh, they have meaningless conversations about what’s trending on Twitter.” I paused and dug my fingers into her hips, pulling her ass into me and breathing into her ear, “And I’m so jacked up I want you so bad.”

Giveaway 

Penelope is offering up the following prizes. The giveaways are international and ends at 11:59 PM CST 01/27/2015. 

· (2) Swag Pack with a signed set of the Fall Away series + other swags (Intl) 

· (2) $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Cards (Intl) 

· (1) ARC of AFLAME to be gifted April 1, 2015 (Intl)

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About The Author
Penelope Douglas is a writer in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, The Originals, and she shops at Target almost daily.

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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #26 Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 5:53 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Invaded 
Author: Melissa Landers
Series: Alienated #2
Expected publication: February 3rd 2015


The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them.

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.
Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.
Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.
The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return? 
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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