Friday, May 26, 2017

Follow Friday #289, May 26th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt:


GFC

email

bloglovin

Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!

The Reward Challenge Update #297, May 26th

The Reward Challenge is almost the complete opposite to a book buying ban as you'll end up buying lots of new books throughout the challenge but only after you've completed a certain amount of reading. It was hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly, so thanks to her for starting it!

OK, so I read Silver Silence which counts 4 times as a Edelweiss Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book,

which counts twice/# times as a ,

So I have  counts which translates to $ this week! I'll use it to buy

First Lines Friday #315, May 26th

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. We encourage all of our fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

-Grab your current read(s)
-Share the first line(s)
-Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Random Reads #287, May 25th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using Random.org, I got 541 which turned out to be Dreamveil by Lynn Viehl! It's been on my TBR pile since June 11th, 2011, and I added it because I really enjoy her books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #302, May 25th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"The den area was also outfitted with a motion sensor." -Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden, page 90.

Ok. I think this could be a good thing, having the security, but not so good, the need for security!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #312, May 25th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

On the run, in each other’s arms, with one last chance to survive

A rugged Navy SEAL, Zane Scott was part of a failed mission to rescue Dr. Olivia Strohm from abduction by the terrorist group Dead Man’s Hand—and her anguished screams have haunted him ever since. So when he gets word that the beautiful physician has escaped from her captors in Africa, he’s got personal reasons to storm the continent and save her.

Like her would-be liberator, Olivia carries the burden of a dark secret from her past. Ruthless and relentless, the DMH has threatened to hunt her down—and to systematically hurt anyone she’s close to. The last thing she wants is to be rescued—even by someone as shockingly handsome as Zane. Yet the hotheaded special ops hero has come for her, and together she and Zane just might have a shot at not only stopping DMH’s reign of terror, but also saving what’s left of their souls.

Why the time hasn't come yet...
Because I haven't seen it around. Which is a shame, because it looks good! As always, I hope I can read it soon-ish! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Update 13

clean sweep 2017

Ok, so I read Silver Silence, and yeah, now to read Before the Dawn! And yeah, great book to read on my birthday!

My Reading Journey:

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 9:14 AM 
Pages Read: 352

Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi
Started On: May 3rd
Finished On: May 3rd, 11:57 PM
Pages Read: 115

Can't Hardly Breath by Gena Showalter 
Started On: May 8th
Finished On: May 8th, 9:20 PM
Pages Read: 400

Bliss by Lynsay Sands
Started On: May 9th
Finished On: May 9th, 12:29 PM
Pages Read: 384

Dying Breath by Heather Graham
Started On: May 11th
Finished On: May 11th, 11:53 PM
Pages Read: 370

The Gathering Dusk by Cynthia Eden
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 6:41 AM
Pages Read: 62

After the Dark by Cynthia Eden
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 6:36 PM
Pages Read: 384

Grit by Gillian French
Started On: May 12th
Finished On: May 12th, 9:59 PM
Pages Read: 304

The Scandal of It All by Sophie Jordan
Started On: May 14th
Finished On: May 14th, 9:29 PM
Pages Read: 384

Discovering You by Brenda Novak
Started On: May 15th
Finished On: May 15th, 11:49 PM
Pages Read: 395

Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan
Started On: May 16th
Finished On: May 16th, 11:51 PM
Pages Read: 480

Sister, Sister by Sue Fortin
Started On: May 17th
Finished On: May 17th, 11:15 PM
Pages Read: 364

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Started On: May 24th
Finished On: May 24th, 4:15 PM
Pages Read: 496

Before the Dawn by Cynthia Eden
Started On: May 24th
Pages Read: 384

Books Read: 13
Goal: 25 Books
Pages Read: 3930

Waiting on Wednesday #315, May 24th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Expected Publication: July 18th, 2017
From Goodreads:
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels’ home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature “holdback” characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. 

Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own ”dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making. 

Oh, wow, this was an amazing book that I really enjoyed, and I can't wait for it to come out! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #319, May 24th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

I'm currently reading Silver Silence, and yeah, it's absolutely wonderful! Loving it! Bears!
I'm also reading Before the Dawn, and yeah, it's creepy and awesome!
I read Sister, Sister, and yeah, it was so twisted and awesome! Loved it!
I'm going to be reading This Darkness Mine, and I can't wait, it sounds and looks so great!

Sorry for my silence, I've been working on a project that's taking up a lot of time, so I haven't been reading or blogging much. But it's almost done!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #319, May 23rd

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from nowhere, because I'm not reading anything today! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #311, May 22nd

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #310
Teaser Tuesday #318
WWW Wednesday #318
WOW #315
Will the Time Come #309
Third Sentence Thursday #300
Random Reads #286
First Lines Friday #314
The Reward Challenge Update #296
Follow Friday #288
How Well I Stuck to It #140
Wrote that Review Update #145

Week 20 Reviews:
Secret Life of a Vampire
The Scandal of It All
Discovering You
Shadow Reaper
Sister, Sister

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge:
Update 10
Update 11
Update 12

OK, so I got 22 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a pretty good week! Can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Dare You.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wrote that Review Update #145, May 21st

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Secret Life of a Vampire, The Scandal of It All, Discovering You, Shadow Reaper, Sister, Sister, so I have 5 of 5 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #139, May 21st

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 21:
Dare You by Jennifer Brown

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: NA.

So yeah, a short week, but yeah, can't wait to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Week 20 Review: Sister, Sister

From Goodreads:
From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Lied

Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar.

Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous.

Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.

Alice thinks Claire is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family.

One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth.

My Review:


Author: Sue Fortin
Read: May 17th, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Published: January 6th 2017
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 20 Review: Shadow Reaper

From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to her scorching-hot series starring a Chicago crime family that has built its empire in the shadows... 

Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood--but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness puts not only his life at risk, but also the future of his entire family. To save them all, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own... 

Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her--a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She's someone looking for a safe haven from the danger that has stalked her over the last several months. In Ricco's embrace, she finds one. But the darkness in which they so often find sanctuary can also consume them...

My Review:


Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Shadow Riders #2
Read: May 16th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Jove
Expected Publication: May 30th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 20 Review: Discovering You

From Goodreads:
Can she ever trust another "bad boy"? 

India Sommers once had the perfect family—until an ex-boyfriend broke in and shot her husband. Not only did that cost her the man she loved, a respected heart surgeon and the father of her child, but she also feels responsible. Charlie died because of the people she hung out with before she had the strength to change her life. 

Just after moving to Whiskey Creek with her little girl, Cassia, to start over, she's learned that her ex-boyfriend's trial ended in a hung jury. He's getting out of jail; he could try to find her again. And that's not all that scares her. She's extremely attracted to her next-door neighbor, but Rod Amos is the handsome "bad boy" type that's given her so much trouble in the past. If she got involved with him, her in-laws would sue for custody of Cassia. 

India has to keep her distance from Rod—but the more she gets to know him, the more difficult that becomes. 

My Review:


Author: Brenda Novak
Series: The Whiskey Creek #10
Read: May 15th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: May 24th 2016
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Week 20 Review: The Scandal of It All

It takes two to make a scandal…

What kind of woman ventures into London's most notorious pleasure club? An outsider like Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, snubbed time and time again by society because of her Spanish roots. Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste. If only she were not so drawn to the smoldering Lord Strickland…a dangerous man who sees beyond her mask, and could ruin her reputation with a mere whisper.

Lord Strickland never permitted himself to fantasize about the sultry, off-limits lady, but then he never expected to find Ela in a place so wicked, looking for what he's more than too happy to give. She may not be to the ton's taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire—and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night.

From Goodreads:


Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: The Rogue #2
Read: May 14th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Avon
Expected Publication: July 25th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars





Week 20 Review: Secret Life of a Vampire

From Goodreads:
Lara Boucher will do whatever it takes to get that coveted promotion to detective. She knows that something strange was happening at the incredibly handsome Jack's party. Working that out will have to take a back seat to discover why so many college girls have gone missing. But the last thing she expects when she goes undercover at the so-called 'spa' is to run into Jack again - or to feel such a strong attraction. The last thing Jack wants is to become the kind of man his father was. But that's just what's required if he's going to bring down this latest ring of Malcontents. Drawing on his legendary Casanova lineage, Jack works his way into the group. But will he be able to show Lara the man he really is without jeopardizing their mission? And can Lara ever trust a man with so many secrets?

My Review:
Yeah, another fun book in this series! A lot of fun, and it started right at the beginning, with a bachelor party that had the police called in! So hilarious, and it just kept going! Plus there was the mystery of the missing college girls! Lots going on!

I enjoyed these characters! Lara was a beauty pageant contestant because of her mom-and when she's in a horrible accident, it starts her on a path to be a cop. Jack is the son of legendary Casanova, but he fears his skills are at the same level as his dad's. Both wonderful characters!

Of the first 6 books in this series, 3 have had where one member of the couple didn't know about vampires, the 1st, the 4th, and this book. And that dynamic is so fun to read, because there's keeping the secret, and all the shenanigans that can happen! So awesome!

What these bad vampires did in this book, was pretty horrible. Making them think that they were on another realm, making them servants, giving them the possibility to become Goddesses, but the way that they were treated? Oh, yeah, killing is totally uncool when the person is innocent/self defense!

Loved reading this book, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #6
Read: May 14th, 2017
Source: Bought
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Avon
Published: March 31st 2009
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars