Month: July 2015

Release Day Blitz ~ Pep Talks!

Synopsis (This is the fourth book in the Pepper Jones series, which should be read in order. The first three books in the series may be purchased as a box set for a discounted price, under the title “The Pepper Jones Collection.”) Pepper’s freshman year at college is a harder transition than she anticipated. Uncertain of her coach’s expectations or her place amongst her new teammates, she struggles to redefine her running goals and identity on the cross country team. Pepper’s steady relationship with Jace should be a source of comfort as she navigates the college social environment, but an unexpected event throws everything between them off track. Also, hear from Jace’s point of view for the first time EVER. Growing up is hard, and when you’re Pepper Jones, running may be the only way to help you get through it. First Book in the Series   Synopsis Pepper Jones is ready for an epic cross country season. She wants to qualify for Nationals, and she’s willing to do anything it takes to make it …

Siren Series Blog Tour!

    Free on Amazon Free on B&N Free on iBooks A life not her own—A future already decided. Every facet of Ivy Pierce’s life is meticulously planned out and plotted. Cynical and jaded by sixteen, Ivy’s only hope is to escape the legacy she was born into. She has a plan, a carefully thought out, feasible plan. She just has to play by the rules until everything falls into place. Unfortunately as predictable as her life can be, she never sees Ryder Sutton coming. He tumbles into her life unimpressed and untouched by her and the life she lives. He’s an enigma to her. A gorgeous, frustrating, sincere mystery and a complete phenomenon in the ugly world she lives in. What blooms between them is a fiercely intense attraction that cannot be ignored. Even though they would both be better off without each other—Even if both their lives depend on staying apart.     Purchase on Amazon Purchase on B&N Purchase on iBooks In Ivy Pierce’s world, Greek mythology is reality. Sirens, like herself, …

Friday Finds ~ Some 2016 Releases

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). It is hosted by Miz B over at A Daily Rhythm. I had an adding spree yesterday on Goodreads after I found a list of 2016 releases. A few highlights from that list are: I cannot wait for these books! What are your Friday Finds?

“Would You Rather” Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Kate @ Crazy Antic Reviews! (The image above is hers) Questions Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones? Oh, boy. I read both, but if I had to choose…probably standalones. Would you rather only read male or female authors? If it’s got a good storyline, I will read either. Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon? I shop at either, but I would go to Barnes & Noble first. Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?  Tv shows. They have more time to be true to books. Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?  psh, what type of question is this. 5 books per week. Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?  I would not be able to put a decent book together, so reviewer. Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?  Librarian. Would you rather read only your favorite genre, or ever other genre but your favorite? …

Book Review ~ An Ember in the Ashes 

  An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published April 28, 2015 Publisher: Razorbill Genre: Fantasy/Ya Lit/Dystopia My Rating: ♥♥♥♥1/2 Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s …

Book Haul ~ 4th of July 

I had some fun this weekend at Half Priced Books! I got some great deals, and some great books. I also stopped at Barnes & Noble, and while they didn’t have the book I was looking for, they did have A Natural History of Dragons, which I have been wanting. Along with some book plate I found for 50¢(!), I also got: Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende Aeneid by Vergil Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs I am read A Natural History of Dragons at the moment, and I love it! I’ll need to get the other two soon.