Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #307, February 28th

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 Shadow's Seduction by Kresley Cole, page 10.

"A sentence I never thought I'd say. Already in this limited exchange, Cas had lost his equilibrium and couldn't quite recover it."

Well, now I want to know more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, February 27, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #299, February 27th

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 #298
Teaser Tuesday #306
WWW Wednesday #306
WOW #303
Will the Time Come #297
Third Sentence Thursday #288
Random Reads #274
First Lines Friday #293
The Reward Challenge Update #284
Follow Friday #276
How Well I Stuck to It #128
Wrote that Review Update #133

Week 8 Reviews:
Darkness Unbound
Her Secret Agent
Her Perfect Mate
Her Lone Wolf
Her Halloween Costume...His Halloween Fantasy
Her Wild Hero
Declan and the Disney Elves
An X-Ops Honeymoon
Her Special Alpha

Random:
Worth Any Cost: Book Blitz

OK, so I got 15 posts in 7 days, so yeah, a shorter week, but a decent one! Can't wait for next week! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read whatever I want to!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Worth Any Cost: Book Blitz

From Goodreads:
You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade.

Adam Drake and Emilia Kimberly Strong have chosen a date to solidify their love in the bonds of matrimony.

Join them on their exotic destination wedding. Visit with their friends and loved ones. But hold the champagne toast. Fate has a few last tests for our couple on their way to the altar.

Natural 20 or natural disaster?




Bio:
Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, At Any Price, is currently free on all platforms.

She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. She's also a mom, teacher, geek girl, Francophile, unabashed video-game addict & eBook hoarder.

She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, a bird and some fish.

Contact and Buy AKA Links:


Wrote that Review Update #133, February 26th

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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 Darkness Unbound, Her Secret Agent, Her Perfect Mate, Her Lone Wolf, Her Halloween Costume...His Halloween Fantasy, Her Wild Hero, Declan and the Disney Elves, Her Special Alpha, so I have 2 of 2 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 #128, February 26th

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 10:
After the Dark by Cynthia Eden, The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Darr, Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak, No One But You by Brenda Novak, A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: 4. Check.

Edelweiss: 1. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: NA.

Yeah, sounds like a pretty fantastic week, and I can't wait to read it! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Week 8 Reviews: Her Secret Agent, Her Perfect Mate, Her Lone Wolf, Her Halloween Costume...His Halloween Fantasy, Her Wild Hero, Declan and the Disney Elves, An X-Ops Honeymoon, Her Special Alpha







From Goodreads:
John Loughlin, the Director of the Department of Covert Ops, is in New York City on a recruiting mission. He's been tracking and evaluating one shifter in particular for some time. Cree Forest is a clever fox shifter—and very foxy. Cree is a translator for the UN and John is keen to recruit her brilliant mind and persuasive skills to join the DCO.


But Cree isn't what she seems. Just as John has been watching her, Cree has been spying on him. She is working with a rogue shifter and John is getting too close—professionally and personally! On opposite sides professionally, can they trust each other with their hearts? 

From Goodreads:
He's a High-Octane Special Ops Pro

When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is pulled from an op in Afghanistan, he is surprised to discover he's been hand-picked for a special assignment with the Department of Covert Operations (DCO), a secret division he's never heard of. Terrorists are kidnapping biologists and he and his partner have to stop them. But his new partner is a beautiful, sexy woman who looks like she couldn't hurt a fly never mind take down a terrorist.

She's Not Your Average Covert Operative


Ivy Halliwell is no kitten. She's a feline shifter, and more dangerous than she looks. She's worked with a string of hotheaded military guys who've underestimated her special skills in the past. But when she's partnered with special agent Donovan, a man sexy enough to make any girl purr, things begin to heat up...

From Goodreads:
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance...whether they like it or not.

Seeing her again is even worse

The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he's tried to bury comes roaring back-and there's no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time.

From Goodreads:
A short Halloween story with Landon and Ivy.

From Goodreads:
Name: Kendra Carlsen
Rank: Trainer, Dept. of Covert Ops
Objective: Get out of the office and into the field

Name: Declan MacBride
Rank: Tracker, Dept. of Covert Ops
Status: Bear Shifter
Objective: Protect Kendra at all costs


The steamy Costa Rican jungle brings out the bear in Declan MacBride when he and new operative Kendra Carlsen are ambushed. In the midst of relying on each other to survive, and fighting his explosive attraction to Kendra, this shifter is about to lose control...

From Goodreads:
When Kristie from Dark Faerie Tales asked me to not only blog at the Fantastic Fables Event, but to immerse a character from my X-OPS Series in a Disney movie, I was beyond excited because I'm a HUGE Disney fanatic! And I immediately knew which character to immerse in the world of Disney—bear shifter hero Declan MacBride from my new release, HER WILD HERO, Book 3 in the X-OPS series. So, here's my take on Declan's adventures with Disney's Prep and Landing. As Lanny the elf would say, this is going to be soooo tinsel!

From Goodreads:
In Paige Tyler's newsletters.... Declan and Kendra's Short Story.

From Goodreads:
Former Army Special Forces soldier Travis Dalton finds himself thrust into the mysterious world of the Department of Covert Operations, one where sometimes bad guys do more than shoot you—sometimes they tear you to shreds. 

Feline shifter and covert agent Eden Bristow can't help noticing how good Travis is at guarding her back—and turning her on. She hasn't had much luck with guys, not once they get a look at her fangs and claws. 

Travis doesn't seem to have a problem with her being a shifter, and Eden is ready to make up for lost time. But one little thing is getting in the way of their romance—a gang of bad guys, and the vicious wolf shifter leading them. 

My Review:
Oh, yeah, I loved reading these books! I absolutely love this world, and with each book, we dove deeper and deeper! Plus, these couples were really amazing to watch them come together! Yeah, these book were so fantastic to read!

Her Secret Agent was a perfect opening to this series! Because it introduces a pretty great threat, and this world, and some of these characters! And while Cree has very little show time in the series, John has more, and yeah, they were a great couple to kick this series off!

Starting this series with 6 books with synopsis, well, I knew what couples were coming. So when details were dropped about them, it just made the series so much more and connected! And when these couples got together, that was just fantastic!

I enjoyed this series so much, and these couples, that I really can't wait to see what's going to happen next! But I think my most favorite parts, were the shorts, because they gave us some quick looks at these couples, and they were just so sweet and cute and adorable!

Absolutely loved reading these books, and I can't wait to read more!

Author: Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #0.5, 1, 2, 2.1, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5
Read: February 23rd, 23rd, 24th, 24th, 24th, 24th, 24th, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: They sounded really great, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Kindle Words
Published: December 2nd 2014, January 1st 2014, November 4th 2014, October 28th 2014, May 5th 2015, 2015, February 29th 2016, August 2nd 2015

Her Secret Agent:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Her Perfect Mate:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Her Lone Wolf:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Her Halloween Costume...His Halloween Fantasy:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Her Wild Hero:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Declan and the Disney Elves:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Her X-Ops Honeymoon:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Her Special Alpha:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 8 Review: Darkness Unbound

From Goodreads:
The fight against darkness rages on for the next generation—in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur's exciting new series set in the world of the Guardians.

Being half werewolf and half Aedh, Risa Jones can enter the twilight realms between life and death and see the reapers, supernatural beings that collect the souls of the dead. But she soon makes a terrifying discovery: Some sinister force is stealing souls, preventing the dead from ever knowing the afterlife.

Reapers escort souls—not snatch them—but Risa is still unnerved when a reaper shadows her in search of someone Risa has never met: her own father, an Aedh priest, who is rumored to be tampering with the gates of hell for a dark purpose. With the help of her "aunt"—half-werewolf, half-vampire Riley Jenson—and an Aedh named Lucian who may have lost his wings but none of his sex appeal, Risa must pursue whatever shadowy practitioner of blood magic is seizing souls, and somehow stop her father . . . before all hell breaks loose.

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was such a great start to this spin off series, that this world is the same, but that years have passed, so there are new characters and new technologies, and new history that's affecting the present!

I think one of my favourite things was learning about how Riley's life had gone in the 25-ish years between the ending of Moon Sworn and this book! Like, that they had 5 kids, two sets of twins! And that she designed shoes and was doing well in photography!

Another thing that I really liked was seeing Risa pretty much all grown up! She was a cute kid, and yeah, we also go to see her powers in work, since we didn't seen a lot with Quinn, and he wasn't half werewolf! So that was fantastic!

This book set up this series in a great way, I can't wait to see how things are going to go with the investigation into her mom's death, in her involvement with the vampire council, and with her dad and the gates of hell!

Yeah, I enjoyed this book so much, and I can't wait to read more of this fantastic series!

Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Dark Angels #1
Read: February 21st, 2017
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Dell
Published: September 27th 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Friday, February 24, 2017

Follow Friday #276, February 24th

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 #284, February 24th

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 Darkness Unbound which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Secret Agent which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Perfect Mate which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Lone Wolf which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Halloween Costume...His Halloween Fantasy which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Wild Hero which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Declan and the Disney Elves which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, An X-Ops Honeymoon which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book, Her Special Alpha which counts twice as a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book.

So I have 18 counts which translates to $9 this week! I'll use it to buy a book!

First Lines Friday #302, February 24th

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, February 23, 2017

Random Reads #274, February 23rd

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 2137 which turned out to be Face of Betrayal by Lis Viehl and April Henry! It's been on my TBR pile since January 7th, 2012, and I added it because I love their books! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #289, February 23rd

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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!

"Her mother answered on the second ring." -Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler, page 25.

That ounds pretty good! Hopefully it is!

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