A day in a life is one of the bonus challenges for the Creating & Co R.I.P. read-a-thon.
Before I even get into what I do in a day, I just want to say that I live a boring life, that is all. I will be doing a day in a life for Wednesday, seeing a few things happened.
A day in a life is one of the bonus challenges for the Creating & Co R.I.P. read-a-thon.
Long time no talk eh. Before I talk about my TBR for R.I.P. I would like to apologize for not posting at all or that much. There are no excuses and I won’t make none.
The R.I.P. Read-A-Thon is hosted by Paige from Paige Nicole on YouTube. She’s an Etsy shop owner who makes planner stickers and also a bookworm. She decided to host a Read-a-thon and make stickers for it. Seeing how I’m in love with my Happy Planner I had to to jump on it.
Hey guys, I know I haven't been blogging a lot this year and I want to apologize for that. If you've been around for a long time you would know that I have moments were I get uninspired and don't know if I want to continue blogging. Even though I know I'm not really good at blogging and think I should quite, I'm stubborn and don't want to give it up. Maybe that's the Taurus in me and I should admit defeat, but I just can't and it's so silly.
So far this year I've been so torn about what to do and honestly I'm still confused on what I want to do. Delete this blog as a whole and start a new book blog. Or continue what I'm doing and try to correct it. Or just delete completely and not blog for some time. Honestly, it's a hard decision to make.
We're a quarter way into the year and I still have so many books I'm looking forward to this year. I won't be including ALL the books, and trust me, there's a lot of them on my list. I say this every year, but this year has a on of good books coming out that I'm beyond excited about and I can't wait to share some of them with you.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston: This book comes on April 4th and I'm so excited for it. Cinderella meets geeks. With cosplayer Elle and teen star Darien as the love interests.
Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan: April 25th. The last book in The Memoirs of Lady Trent. The series is basically written like an actual memoir and we learn about Lady Trent's adventures of becoming, I think, the first female to study dragons.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: May 30. A story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and four walk out alive.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: May 30. About two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married and they meet at a summer program.
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh: May 2. I loved her The Wrath & The Dawn duology and I can't wait to see what she does with the Mulan retelling
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han: May 2. This series is about Lara Jean writing love letters to all the boys she loved to get over them. One day those letters get sent out and everything goes from there.
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier: May 11. An Othello retelling being told in the 1970's D.C.
As I said before, I have a lot of books I'm looking forward to that I'm beyond excited about. Are there any books you're looking forward to?
ABOUT THE ENEMIES OF VERSAILLES:
A beastly bourgeoise was one thing; a common prostitute quite another kettle of fish.
Marquise de Pompadour may have ruffled feathers at the French Court, but King Louis XV's next mistress is a whole other story. Born with extraordinary beauty but meager means, young Jeanne Becu got by the only way she could: by becoming a courtesan. With her enterprising and willful spirit, she quickly makes her way from the grimy streets of Paris into the midst of the highest echelons of the luxurious 18th century court at Versailles.
Soon, Jeanne, now the Comtesse du Barry, has done more than catch the eye of the philandering King Louis XV--he is completely smitten and insisting she move into the palace as his official mistress. The King's daughters, aghast at his lustful ways which will see no reason, become avowed enemies of the lowborn Comtesse, and they aren't the only ones. But as classes clash and tensions rise, France is on the brink of revolution, and a prostitute in the palace will soon be the least of the nobilities' concerns.
Told in Christie’s witty and modern style, the final book in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the world of 18th century Versailles in all its pride, pestilence and glory.
THE ENEMIES OF VERSAILLES by Sally Christie
Atria| ISBN: 9781501103025| On sale: March 21, 2017 | 416 pages | $16.00
eBook: Atria | ISBN: 9781501103049| On sale: March 21, 2017 | 416 pages | $9.99
I started a lot of series and never really catch up on them or I have a complete series that I haven't read yet. Whatever it is, I want to complete it this year and so far I've been doing going. There is way more series that I want to catch up on or finish, but they're not really a priority for me. Who knows, I may complete a few series that I didn't plan on.
Here's the list of books I want to catch up on or finish:
1. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: Read:2/4 Own:3
The Raven Cycle is about a girl name Blue who is the non physic in her family. All her life she was told that if she kissed the love of her life he will die. One day with her aunt during a routine visit to a church to see who's going to die within a year she finally sees someone and it's a Raven Boy.
The two books I read so far were so good and I'm looking forward to reading the last two, I heard so much good things about the last book, The Raven King.
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor: Read 1/3 Own: 2
I only read the first book of the series two years ago and I can't really tell you what it's about, but I know that I did like it a lot.
3. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo: Read 0/3 Own: 2
4. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein: Read 1/3 Own:3
Read the first book more than three years ago, but I do like the movies, so I'm hoping to finish this huge series.
5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: Read 1/? Own: 2
A Beauty and the Beast retelling about a girl name Freya who kills a wolf that turns out to be a Fae. Instead of being killed Feyra was offered to stay in the Spring Court with Tamlin, the High Lord. Tamlin and his people are in golden masks because of a curse.
I thought the first book was okay, I liked the ending more than I liked the rest of the book.
6. The Diviners by Libba Bray: Read 1/? Own:1
7. The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson: Read 1/3 Own: 1
8. The Remnant Chronicles by Mare E. Pearson: Read 1/3 Own: 3
9. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan: Read:1/5 Own: 5
10. Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning: Read: 6/10 Own:8
One thing you should know about me is that I love the Fever Series, but I accidentaly read a spoiler for Burned and I was so put off from that I haven't read that and the books after that.
11. To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han; Read: 1/3 Own: 2
12. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: Read 1/2 Own: 2
13. The Mapmakers Trilogy by S.E. Grove: Read 1/3 Own: 2
14. The Memoirs of Lady Trent Series by Marie Brennan: Read 3/5 Own:4
15. The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu: Read 0/3 Own: 3
Happy Friday everyone! I will be doing my first ever weekend reads, I got the idea from YouTube, as usual, and decided to try it out. Now I play on reading 3 books and I'm sure I'll finish one and probably won't stick to a TBR.
Since I got Kindle Unlimited I've been reading more ebooks recently (it shouldn't take a time limit to want to read any of my ebooks, but apparently it's a great motivator.)
The book I plan on finishing this weekend is Finding Her Center by Aja Cole. I'm 27% in and I'm loving it so far. It's about a girl name Daja and a hockey player name Cole, finally meeting each other in an unusual way after they been sexting on Snapchat with each other for two years. I love Cole so much so far, like I thought he was going to be a douche and he wasn't at all, he's so sweet.
Next book I'm hoping I finish or get close to finishing is The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall. I previously started this book and only got about 100 or so pages in before I stopped. I think I stopped because some things were an eye-roll too much, but I really want to give this book another shot.
Lastly I want to start My Bittersweet Summer by Starla Huchton. Recently read the Kindle sample for this and I liked it and hope it gets better. From what I gather it's a bout a girl going back to a town where they boys that tortured her for the summer before going off to school in Paris I think, I do know she's going to Paris.
That's all I'm planning on reading, though I pretty certain I will be reading a few other books during the weekend and probably not starting My Bittersweet Summer until the very end, like at eleven at night. Anyways, what are you planning on reading this weekend?
Before I answer the questions below, I would like to say that in no way shape or form am I bashing the author. We all have different opinions concerning books. A book I love may be a book that you don't like. This tag was created by The Book Archer on YouTube.Here's the link to the Original video. Lets get this started with.
1. A Popular Book or series that you didn't like: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I can definitely see why everyone loves this book, but I really could have done without Jude's POV, though I see why it was needed. I just didn't care about her storyline and wanted more of Noah's. I did give it a 3 stars though.
2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love: I have two for this. Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge and Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. I don't understand why people don't like them, they're good reads...well to me and some other people.
3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don't like: I tend to stay away from love triangles, I'm not the biggest fan of them and think they're are unnecessary. As for OTP, Hermione and Ron. I was so disappointed when they ended up together, I loved her with Krum, Ron was such an a*s to her, then poof they like each other.
4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for: Contemporary and romance. Lately I've been getting into more contemporary, mainly YA contemporary. I haven't found the right NA book for me and I really want to get into that genre.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like: Here's the big controversial one. James Potter. I don't like how people make it seem like he was a good guy, when he was a douche from what we know. In no way do I like Snape, but James wasn't innocence like people try to make him out to be.
6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into: Pepper Winters. I read a few of her books and have some unread ones on my Kindle, but I just can't get into her. I love her writing and like her characters, but I just can't get into her for some reason. I can totally see why her books are poplar, she's just not for me unfortunately.
7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing. (examples "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.): Love triangles, student-teacher (high school, I don't mind college), step-brother.
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading: I have no answer for this, because I can't think of any at the top of my head. I always read the first book...well the sample, to see if I would like it or not.
9. The saying goes "The book is always better than the movie", but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?: The DUFF by Kodi Keplinger. Yes, the movie was totally different than the book, but I actually prefer it, even though I wish they added some things from the book in it.
Okay, I really thought I was going to be somewhat controversial and I wasn't...like at all, okay number may be, but other than that, I was okay. What are some of yours unpopular opinions? Would you like to see more tags? And what are some good NA recommendations?
Author: Amy Daws
Release Date: Sept 23, 2016
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He’s her patient. She’s his doctor. They shouldn’t. But God, do they want to.
Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital. But his busted knee doesn’t stop him from running his well-practiced game on Indie Porter—his redheaded spitfire of a doctor. She’s not his type, not even close. But she could be the perfect distraction from the soul-crushing damage this injury could cost him.
Indie’s tired of her naivety putting a target on her back. As a gifted child, she’s let her education take the front seat her whole life. But a fling with a footballer like Camden might be just what she needs to grab life by the balls.
And he could be the perfect guy for the plan she’s been sitting on for over two years.
But when feelings make a final play, there’s no amount of medicine that can heal the damage to their hearts.
Here's a behind the scenes look at the cover shoot of Challenge.
What can readers expect with Challenge?
Hot and humorous is what one of my beta readers called it. But it’s so much more than that. Challenge is a spin off from my last release where the heroine had four brothers that all played football in England (soccer to my American readers). These four brothers stole everyone’s hearts when their opening scene involved three of them attempting to climb the fire escape eleven stories to break into their sister’s flat and surprise her for her birthday. They are crazy, hilarious, ridiculous, and incredibly passionate…and of course HOT! So you can expect a whole lot of that.
Who is your cover model and photographer and how did you come to pick them?
Adam Spahn is my model and aside from his body being amazing for this cover, it was also super convenient because we live in the same town. My sister-in-law have shot all of our own covers in the past with friends or people we know, but for this spin off series I wanted a completely different look than my London Lovers Series covers. So I hired Dan Thorson to shoot because I love his work!
What was the process like?
Dirty! :) I rubbed that mud on Adam myself! LOL. He was such a smart alec about it too, but that was great because it made it really fun. I’ve never felt abs like that before. And OMG, they were hard. My heroine in Challenge, Indie Porter, describes the heroes abs as “bones” in one of her inner narratives and that is taken from my true life experience after rubbing that mud on. Holy cow!!!
Was it hard to pick the cover photo?
Yes! Dan got so many great shot…But I hope to use the others in promos and stuff someday!
Who designed the cover?
I’ve done the design work on all my previous covers but I have to give most of the credit on this one to Staci Hart! Staci is a fellow author friend of mine and we’ve become really close since we met in England this past June. In addition to being an incredible writer, she is also a very talented graphic designer. She spearheaded the whole look and feel. I did a few things on my end, but she really nailed it. I’m so lucky to have her in my corner. She’s one of the most generous authors I’ve ever met.
Hey! Athletes love pink. Have you ever seen their soccer/football socks? Pink is everywhere is sports. Plus this book is a rom com and the picture was so hot and intense, we needed something to lighten the feel and represent what you’ll get inside. There’s definitely some intensity…but there’s also a lot of laughs.
Is Challenge a standalone? Will there be more Harris brothers coming?
For now it’s a complete standalone. We shall see what the future holds for the rest of them.
Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, and miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy's first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated contemporary romance series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It's emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in.
On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake's theme song or stuffing themselves inside children's-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn't do for their little miracle.
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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
COVER DESIGN: THE FINAL WRAP
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 30TH, 2016
I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything...
Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. Iâve done things Iâm not proud of. Seen things that canât be unseen. Iâve caused pain that I canât undo.
It was all my choice.
Right and wrong never mattered.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her...
From. Me. The devil himself.
Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.
âGo stretch again, cariÃ±o,â I ordered in a dominant tone. Nodding to the barre.
âIâm fine,â she stubbornly replied. Shaking her legs and arms out. Getting back into position, looking at me through the mirror.
I cocked my head to the side, arching an eyebrow. She narrowed her eyes at me, but begrudgingly listened. I pressed play, allowing the melody to once again take over. She placed her leg on the lowest barre, making her ass stick out in my direction.
She closed her eyes, needing to get lost in the music, wanting to push away all the negative thoughts, already feeling discouraged. I stood, taking off my suit jacket. Rolling up the sleeves of my collared shirt as I stepped onto the hardwood floor. I slowly came up behind her, catching her off guard.
She froze, turning around, opening her eyes. Peering up at me through her lashes. âWhat are you doing?â
I leaned forward against her ear, grinning. âIâm helping you stretch.â Getting down on my knees in front of her.
Her eyes dilated. The feeling of disappointment replaced with nothing but lust. She placed her arms out to the side, resting up against the barre, supporting her weight. I grabbed her ankle, lifting it up in the air, rubbing along her leg as it was fully stretched, before setting it on the lowest barre. Running my other hand up her side, easing her over toward the extended leg. She understood what I was doing, reaching for her ankle, stretching. Standing back up, bringing her arms above her head, I caressed along her leg again, casually turning her torso so her leg was still placed on the barre behind her.
Her breathing hitched as I touched her all over her lower body. My lips softly kissing the inside of her thigh to where she wanted my mouth the most.
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M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.