Monday, 28 September 2020

RELEASE DAY BLITZ | LAST BEAUTIFUL GIRL BY SAMANTHA CHASE

 

We are so excited to be sharing the release of LAST BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Samantha Chase with you today. If you love all things small town and second chance romance, then this is the book for you!

About LAST BEAUTIFUL GIRL

Kyle Jones loves women. All women. And just because he’s seen all his siblings settle down it doesn’t mean he has any intention of following in their footsteps. After all, he’s happy to keep going through life like it’s one big party and getting tied down to someone would just get in the way of having a good time. Or so he thought until the one woman he could never forget returns to Magnolia Sound.

Sydney Albright never thought she would become a mother by losing her sister and brother-in-law. But for the sake of her niece she’ll do whatever it takes, even move into the money pit that is her sister’s home. But the good thing about small towns is there’s always someone ready to help. She just never thought Kyle would be the one to land on her front porch to help with the renovations.

Sydney vows she’ll never fall for Kyle again – the past is in the past and that’s right where it should stay. Never mind that she doesn’t even have the time to think about a relationship. But Kyle has other plans. He always said she was the first beautiful girl he loved and now he’s determined to also make her the last.

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About SAMANTHA CHASE

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Newsletter | BookBub

Saturday, 26 September 2020

STACKING THE SHELVES #15


Stacking The Shelves is hosted by  Tynga's Reviews and it's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

All the books I got this month are ebooks, I bought some and I got some for review.

(Click on the links to go to the Goodreads pages of the mentioned books)




I love this genre and this one of bookstagram made me read it book.

          

            
I love the author but it's been ages since I read her books so going read this one soon!!


                       

         
Recently watched the show Virgin River, loved it and love the author, so when I got an ARC request for this one, I immediately accepted it!



                       
  
         
Another series I love by this author so had to get my auto-buy author's book!



These are the new addition to my shelf. I would love to know about yours so comment your post links down below! 

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

SHELF CONTROL #1 | ROAR BY CORA CARMACK



Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.

This is my first time taking part in this meme. I always do waiting on wednesdays but because I don't have many books that are yet to release on my tbr, this meme seemed perfect as I'm always in need to control my shelf haha! 

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.


How and when I got it:

I bought the ebook when it was released.

Why I want to read it:

I love the author's previous works and because this seemed like a new genre by her I wanted to read but haven't yet... but these days I suddenly feel like reading this one so maybe soon!

Thursday, 3 September 2020

COVER REVEAL | THE CHRONICLES OF THE STONE SERIES BY SAWYER BENNETT

From New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett comes the Chronicles of the Stone Veil, a five book urban fantasy/paranormal romance series. A departure from contemporary romance, the Chronicles of the Stone Veil is a return to fantasy/paranormal romance, where Sawyer started her fiction publishing journey. Readers can expect to find all the elements they love from Sawyer’s books—strong heroines, alpha heroes, and an epic romance—with a fantastical element to add to their reading experience. Details for the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series are below:

 

Go to Sawyer's website for details: Click here to learn more about The Chronicles of the Stone Veil se-ries

The Revelation of Light and Dark

Chronicles of the Stone Veil, book #1

An Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance Se-ries | Coming February 9, 2021

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Book Blurb:

I always knew I was different.

From a young age, my mind has been plagued with things only I could see. Some hauntingly beautiful, others completely terrifying. Never knowing if these visions were real or just hallucinations, I learned how to lock them down and ignore them. I learned to take solace in the relative anonymity of city life and find peace in the rainy days my city of Seattle is known for.

But just when I think my life is getting on track and my dreams are achievable, a moment of weakness causes me to learn a hard and fast lesson.

My entire existence has been a lie.

Now I’m faced with a new reality that’s as implausible as it is fantastical. Filled with realms and veils, light and dark, fae and daemons, gods and angels—things I don’t under-stand but am forced to acknowledge. It doesn’t help that the man teaching me about my unique gifts is the gorgeously handsome Carrick Byrne, one of Seattle’s richest and most powerful men. He intimidates, annoys, and intrigues me all at the same time. I don’t trust him and yet there’s no one else to help me.

No longer certain who to put my faith in, what to believe, or how I fit into it all, one revelation is clear…

The world as I know it will never be the same again.

 

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A Discovery of Secrets and Fate

Chronicles of the Stone Veil, book #2 | Coming February 16, 2021

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With more questions than answers, Finley Porter continues to seek the truth about her sister, Fal-lon, the powers held by the enigmatic and secretive Carrick Byrne, and how she fits into it all. When tragedy strikes one of her closest friends, Finley knows it’s time to accept her fate.

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The Evolution of Fae and Gods

Chronicles of the Stone Veil, book #3 | Coming February 23, 2021

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Armed with knowledge she never wanted and facing an enemy she never ex-pected, Finley Porter is determined to learn the motives of the Dark Queen and how to stop her. And while Carrick Byrne continues to help Finley uncover the truth and hone her skills, she sus-pects his intentions may not be altruistic.

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A Battle of Blood and Stone

Chronicles of the Stone Veil, book #4 | Coming March 23, 2021

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As Finley Porter has learned, the truth is never as it seems. Dark Fae have been sent to destroy her, her past runs much deeper than she could ever imagine, and then there is the matter of Carrick Byrne. Frustrating and infuriating, he holds secrets that reveal the inexpli-cable connection they have, and that truth could be their undoing.

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The Rise of Fortune and Fury

Chronicles of the Stone Veil, book #5 | Coming April 20, 2021

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The final battle is here, and Finley Porter and Carrick Byrne have determined the missing piece to defeating the Dark Queen. But all victories come at a price, and the cost may be more than they are prepared to pay.

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GIVEAWAY

Sawyer Bennett is giving away a signed paperback of the first book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series, The Revelation of Light and Dark, and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Fill out the form to enter to win. Giveaway ends September 18th.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN

 

 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best-selling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create re-latable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contempo-rary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes some-thing for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

 

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Friday, 21 August 2020

COVER REVEAL | UNWRITTEN BY ALEX ROSA

 

We are so excited to be sharing the cover for UNWRITTEN by Alex Rosa! Check out the gorgeous cover, read an excerpt and be sure to pre-order your copy of this new contemporary romance today!

About UNWRITTEN

Hailey Elwood always knew three things: she wanted to be a writer, she didn’t want to run her family diner, and she was madly and unconditionally in love with Caiden Anderson.

When Hailey came to the conclusion that her family would never understand her dream to write, she decided to take her future into her own hands, but what she didn’t expect was Caiden’s ultimatum.

Falling in love with Caiden was easy. Saying goodbye to him was not.

Five years later, Hailey’s debut novel becomes an international bestseller, skyrocketing her to fame, but when her mother passes away, she’s forced to return to her hometown to confront the memories and the man that shaped her first book. She’ll argue it’s fiction, but Caiden knows better.

Hailey wasn’t the only one who was left battered and bruised, and Caiden makes it a point to make her accountable chapter by chapter.

Now with her publisher suddenly pushing her for a sequel, she isn’t sure how to write it when her future is still unwritten.

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Read an excerpt from UNWRITTEN

This is too much, but then CeeCee shouts, “To Hailey! Welcome back to our daydreamer, our go-getter, and our friend!”

I shake my head back and forth, trying to fight their kindness, feeling my face go red, but I can’t stop smiling. Everyone clinks their glasses with mine clumsily, and I can’t help but laugh. CeeCee winks at me as she brings her shot glass to her lips, and I follow suit.

A chilled caramel flavor slides smoothly down my throat, and I’m greeted with the goofiest smiles from every one of my friends. My heart feels full, and my face feels warm. For a second, I feel like I belong again. Almost like I never left.

I like that we’re older now. The memories I have of when we drank before were always us sneaking bottles out of our parents’ liquor cabinets and avoiding the cops.

Times have changed, but we’re still intact… kind of.

I sigh, realizing that something is missing. We’re not complete. Especially since we all have our other halves. You could assume CeeCee would be mine, but it’s obvious she has Brandon as her other half, and Caiden was technically mine. He always had a place right under my skin, whether I wanted him there or not. He had that effect on me since we were kids. It’s a shame he’s being such a coward about—

“Well, I’ll be dammed,” I hear sputter from Brandon’s lips.

I look at him first, but all my friends are already staring at the door to the bar behind me. I’m terrified to turn around.

Brandon and the boys disperse with secret smiles back to the pool table, beers in hand.

I swallow my nerves. They must be looking at Caiden, right? What else would spark such drama?

I turn around slowly.

My eyes lock on to a guy—I’m almost not sure if it’s him—but my body knows. A vibrating hum starts in my gut and ripples like waves over the surface of my skin.

Caiden.

He walks into the bar with what seems like frantic determination. His eyebrows furrow, seeking out something, eyes darting from one side of the room to the other. My chest constricts, and I clench my fists while trying to fight for air. Five years has done him good, and I decide that maybe I should be mad at him for it. I hate that he fills out his jeans and his simple maroon thermal to near perfection. He drags his hands through his sandy-brown hair that’s been visibly kissed by the sun, and I know it’s only a matter of time until he finds what he’s looking for.

“Leave it to Caiden to say no and then do it anyway,” whispers CeeCee beside me.

I don’t think I’m supposed to hear her, but she’s right. It does sound like him. So much so that it makes his adult appearance a tiny bit more bearable.

CeeCee’s elbow jabs into my side, forcing me to look away.

“What?” I gasp.

She smiles. “You didn’t want me to talk about him before, but he’s taken, you know?”

“He’s what?”

CeeCee’s smile only grows. “But it doesn’t matter.”

I squint. So, this is how she’s going to get me to talk. “You’re right. It doesn’t. He can date whoever he wants.”

She rolls her eyes, realizing her plan to pry information has failed. She retaliates by swiftly walking back to the pool table without another word, leaving me out in the open like a defenseless gazelle. Damn her.

I think I need fresh air. I’m not running; I just need oxygen and space… and whatever. I take a large pull of liquor from my straw, slurping the last bit from beneath the ice, and set it down with a clank.

When I turn back around, Caiden is already standing there a mere five feet away. His eyes are still the color of lush trees in the middle of spring, and all I can do is stare.

He’s not smiling, but he’s not frowning either. Do I know this Caiden anymore?

He’s more like an actual man than I remember. His jaw is more pronounced, accentuating his striking features even under a layer of dark scruff.

His arms are crossed over his broad chest. I’d remember that chest; it’s not anywhere near the slimmer stature it was when we were eighteen. In the darkness, I can make out tattoos on his right arm peeking out from his long sleeve. The sight has my heart winding up like a propeller to a helicopter. The only thing I recognize are his eyes. With each second of silence, his eyes seem to chip away at me, like they always have. He’d win arguments by doing this exact thing. My lips twitch, and so do his, as if he remembers, too.

“Hi, Hailey,” he says in a dark-chocolate tone that I surely don’t remember, but my heart seems to as it jumps to my throat. “It’s been a while.”

I nod. He nods. We nod, like utter, complete strangers. It’s painful.

“I think I need another drink,” flies out of my mouth, and I move past him.

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About ALEX ROSA

Alex Rosa lives in Los Angeles, California. By day she’s a Digital Marketing Manager and by night a writer of swoon-worthy books. With nearly ten years of writing experience, she has published five novels, including the Tryst Series with Intermix, Penguin Random House’s digital imprint. She finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books or in film. A pop culture fanatic, cemetery creeper, and self-proclaimed nerd, she’s always following her favorite fandoms, the latest foodie finds, or picking her next city excursion or outdoor undertaking. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it. Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter |

COMING SOON BLITZ | A FALL FROM GRACE BY JENNIE GOUTET

 

Jennie Goutet’s gorgeous new regency romance, A Fall From Grace, is coming to audiobook soon! Check it out and be sure to signup today for release updates!

Title: A Fall From Grace

Author: Jennie Goutet

Genre: Regency Romance

About A Fall From Grace:

She needs a champion. He needs one less person to worry about.   Selena Lockhart comes with neither fortune nor connections, and she knows better than to expect Society to give her a welcome—especially after her father gambled away his fortune, precipitating the family’s sudden fall from grace and Selena’s betrothed to break off the engagement. It therefore comes as no surprise that her new neighbor, Sir Lucius, treats her with disdain. Why should he look beyond appearances when her own promises so little?   Sir Lucius Clavering is not married, but he may as well be, considering he is expected to escort his widowed mother to watering holes, round out the numbers at his married sister’s dinners, and come to the aid of his scapegrace younger siblings. It doesn’t help that single women and matchmaking mamas jostle each other for his face, fortune, and title so that he’s left without a moment’s peace.   When Selena shows up at Lucius’s doorstep looking for help, he is sure it’s another ploy aimed at cutting up his prized bachelor existence. Although his prejudice does not last long, Lucius fears his first reaction might have ruined his chances with her. How can he save her from Society’s teeth when she continues to hold him at arm’s length? [caption id="attachment_51440" align="aligncenter" width="775"] Workspace with laptop, blank mockup clipboard and pink peony flowers bouquet on blue background. Flat lay, top view home office desk.[/caption]  

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About Jennie Goutet:

Jennie Goutet is an American-born Anglophile, who lives with her French husband and their three children in a small town outside Paris. Her imagination resides in Regency England, where her historical romances are set. Jennie is also author of the award-winning memoir, Stars Upside Down, and the modern romances, A Sweetheart in Paris and A Noble Affair. A Christian, a cook, and an inveterate klutz, Jennie writes about faith, food, and lifeeven the clumsy momentson her blog, aladyinfrance.com. You can learn more about Jennie and her books on her author website, jenniegoutet.com.  

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

TOP TEN TUESDAY | Ten Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl 

This week's topic seems to be perfect at the moment for me since I have been watching a lot Kdrama adaptations of books on Netflix and I'm enjoying them(I haven't read those books though, maybe that's why I'm enjoying it more?), so without further ado on to this week's topic, which is Books that should be adapted into Netflix shows/movies. 


His Fair Assassin series turning into a Netflix series would be a visual delight, a historical paranormal series filled with mysteries and adventures.
A series about brothers who play rugby in New Zealand written by Nalini Singh would make such a good drama series!!
Set in San Francisco, but giving that small-town vibe because of the community created by a group of friends, a series based on their stories showing different seasons in San Francisco gives off a bit Gilmore Girls vibe.
This show would be so unique as the series is based on aerial acts performed in the circus in Vegas! The visual experience would be absolutely ah-meh-zing!
I can imagine a cute movie based on this book kind of like Confessions of a Shopaholic! 
I had to add a historical romance series because I love watching shows from the historical time period and any historical series by Lisa Kleypas would be perfect for a series, assuming they do it right.
A series about lawyers and FBI mixed with romance and mystery is always fun to watch and this series written by Julie James is so so GOOD, I almost really wish they adapt this into a series and make her the main writer for the show too.
I imagined this series in so many ways, I almost wanted to see it for real in front of my eyes, the city visuals of Prague.. This YA paranormal would definitely be a good one to adapt into a show!
This NA book was so realistic, it made me cry even, it would definitely be a good movie to watch too!
Now this fairy retelling, sci-fi series would make a great show!! I so want to see this world on tv or on theatre screens!

Do we have any of these in common?
What are your top ten books? Leave the links to your posts too!