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Book Review: The Remingtons: Spotlight on Love (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Kaira Rouda

Published May 30, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title- The Remingtons: Spotlight on Love (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Author- Kaira Rouda

Publisher- Kindle Worlds

Release- May 20, 2015

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BOOK SUMMERY:

Since childhood, Olivia Larson has dreamed of becoming a top fashion model. Recruited by an elite New York agency, she’s about to board a private plane to fly to the Big Apple. As a promise to her dedicated mom, she’s focused on her career, and nothing else, but that determination is challenged when a sexy and secretive celebrity arrives for the same flight.

Bad boy pop star Reed Ralston has been famous since he was a tween, pushed into the spotlight by an overbearing stage mom and appearing on a popular kids’ TV show as a singer/ songwriter. Against the odds, and with dark secrets from a troubled childhood hidden from the press, Reed has transitioned into a successful adult star with a carefully manufactured image designed to keep him on top of the charts and in the pop-culture media.

Sometimes opposites attract immediately, as Reed and Olivia discover during their spark-filled, hour-long flight to New York. But what happens when that attraction is exposed to the harsh spotlight of fame will make all the difference.

MY THOUGHTS:

Spotlight on Love was one of those books where the romance between the two main characters is fast passed but completely perfect. Olivia has always wanted to be a top model and her dreams might be coming true. Once she boards a private jet to NYC see meets Reed, a bad boy pop star. They are instantly attracted to each other and a world wind romance blooms.

This is the perfect book if you are looking for a quick read that will have you feeling great. The not much drama and when you think that things might get messy, nothing really happens. I think that’s why I liked this book so much! I’m not one for drama.

Cover Reveal: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Published May 29, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
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Release Date: 11/03/15
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Summary from Goodreads:
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your
future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly
awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the
person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she
can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for
those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a
boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in
motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must
figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie,
herself.

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About the Author

When my first-grade teacher asked me what
I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although
I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never
wavered.

I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude,
with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D.
at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL.
I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges
Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received
the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.
I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House.
I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a
member of Romance Writers of
America
Washington
Romance Writers
YARWA,
and The Golden
Network
.
I live with my husband and children in Maryland.
 
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Book Review: Matronly Duties by Melissa Kendall

Published May 28, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Matronly Duties

by Melissa Kendall

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Release Date: May 21 , 2015

Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Science Fiction ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-369-0
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

~~SUMMARY~~

Hundreds of years after an asteroid slammed into Earth and sent it into a new ice age, what remains of the human race lives on in underground sanctuaries. Now, as the bicentennial anniversary of the impact approaches, a new leader prepares to take her place at the head of the government. At least, that’s what she thinks.

Bethanie Greene’s life has been planned out for her since the age of thirteen. Beautiful and intelligent, she’s spent the Matronly-Duties-3D-Paperback-eReaderlast twelve years training to become the next Matron of the underground nation of Oceania. But when Bethanie is kidnapped by rogue extremists just six weeks shy of taking office, her world is turned upside down by the handsome stranger who rescues her.

Howard James’ life has been the polar opposite of Bethanie’s. Struggling to survive in a world where those in power wished he didn’t exist, he harbors a deep-seated resentment of the government and all its representatives. Together with his unconventional family, he shows Bethanie a life she never knew was possible, while at the same time, opening her eyes to the injustices of the government she is meant to lead.

But can she trust a stranger? And can a few days change everything she believes and desires? Against all odds, Bethanie must decide if her heart and her duties can coexist.

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~~MY THOUGHTS~~

To be honest I was a little nervous I wasn’t going to like this after reading the prologue. I became a bit bored by it, but I should know to never judge a book that way. I absolutely enjoyed this novel and was so glad to be given a chance to read it .

Melissa Kendall takes us into the world Oceania where woman are in charge or so they are lead to believe. After the new Matron, Bethanie, is kidnapped right before getting inducted, her eyes have been opened up to what is truly going on in the world. After being in her position she begins to believe even more what she was told, the government is more corrupt than she thinks.

I think there are two ways to look at this book and I see valid points on each side. If you look at this story for being soley a dystopian romance, then yes this book was perfect. The love story was adorable! I loved how Bethaine and Howard passed along their love notes and how they got to know each other. I was rooting for their love the whole time and I will admit I adored Howard as well (where can I find him?!?!). If you look at this story solely being a dystopian novel, then something was missing, and the focus was more on the romance. I can see another book in this series and would welcome the idea.

~~EXCERPT~~

My body shakes at the thought of what could have happened to me yet again. I’ve heard stories about the slums, and I have to take a few deep breaths to calm myself.

“I was silly running away, I get it. I just couldn’t stay in your home any longer.”

Howard sighs. “Just because my parents raised us with traditionalist values doesn’t mean we are anything like the Trads. You accused us of being a drain on society, but you don’t even know us.”

“You’re right, I don’t. But you don’t know me either. If you did, you would understand why it’s hard for me to understand your way of life. It goes against every law, moral, and convention I’ve been taught. So I can’t be sorry for what I said, even if I’m sorry I ran out of the house.”

Howard takes a deep breath, then exhales long and slow. The expression on his face looks a bit like pity but with a dash of guilt mixed in. “Look, maybe I’ve judged you unfairly based on preconceived notions, but—”

A loud bang echoes outside. Howard glances at me with a panicked look on his face, and then pulls me off the crate onto the floor behind. I sit up, and turn to yell at him, but male voices outside keep my mouth closed. I instead huddle closer to Howard as he puts his hand around my shoulders. He pulls me in until I’m tucked against him.

“Did you see where she went?” a man’s voice asks.

“Nah, she just vanished.” The voice of this one sounds young.

“Damn, the boss isn’t going to be pleased about this.”

The crunch of shoes against pavement indicates they are on the move again. The sounds trail off until they’re no longer audible. I sigh in relief, all the tension fleeing my body.

“Are you okay?’ Howard asks, rubbing my shoulder.Matronly-Duties-3D-Paperback

I glance up, only then noticing how little space is between us. His blue eyes have flecks of grey in them, and there’s a smattering of freckles covering his nose and cheeks. His warm breath tickles my cheek almost like a caress, and his jaw has the barest hint of a five o’clock shadow. He really is captivating.

“I’m fine,” I eventually say, the words a mere whisper.

The butterflies in my stomach return with a vengeance. Howard licks his lips as they turn up ever so slightly in a smile.

“Good.”

I can’t stop the sigh that slips past my own lips. Howard leans forward a little, then moves closer still until his mouth is pressed against mine. I don’t dare move. A zing of something, I’m not sure whether it’s pleasure or fear, shoots through me. His lips are soft and wet, and the sensation is unlike anything I’ve felt before. I can’t even decide if I want him to continue or stop. When he pulls away though, a feeling of disappointment bubbles up inside me.

My first kiss.

Goosebumps cover me from head to toe, and unbidden, my fingers move to my lips. Glancing at Howard, he stares at me for a minute, then moves to sit further away.

“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that.”

I shrug. “It’s okay.”

Howard frowns and then looks across the room.

Part of Matron training is learning not to form close relationships. It doesn’t mean it never happens. I’ve heard the odd story here and there from the other women, and I realise that’s probably what Gail was trying to tell me at breakfast the other day. But in all honesty, I can’t remember the last time I had real physical contact with anyone, above all with a man.

We sit in uncomfortable silence for a few minutes. Tension rolls off Howard in waves.

“What’s wrong?”

“Nothing. Come on,” Howard whispers. “We need to get to the house before those guys come back.”

~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~

Melissa Kendall

Melissa Kendall is an almost forty-year-old mother of two from Perth, Western Australia, the second-most isolated capital city in the world. Predominantly a stay-at-home mum, she works a few hours a week as a software support consultant. She has always loved to read and write, and spent most of her teens writing poetry and short stories. Over the years, daily life got in the way and she lost the passion for it, but after the birth of her first child, Melissa discovered e-books and her interest in writing rekindled. She is now the author of two published short stories. Matronly Duties is her first full-length novel.

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Celebrate Sci-Fy May with TWCS

Published May 27, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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This May, TWCS is paying tribute to the SciFy genre in honour of the EP-IC Star Wars series and LEGENDARY The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, amongst others…

Interview with the MEN of The Redemption Series

by Lindsey Gray

Hello all! Lindsey Gray here talking with some of the men of my paranormal romance series, The Redemption Series. Usually, these guys come to chat one by one, but today they all wanted to sit down and give me the down low on what their story is so far.

LINDSEY: Hi guys!

Guys: Hey Lindsey!

LINDSEY: I’ll start off with letting you all introduce yourselves. Who wants to go first?

Abe: I will. I’m Abe North. I’m a Shadow Walker and I worked in Boston for The Manchester Group. Now, I’m here in New York City living with the rest of these knuckleheads.

LINDSEY: * looks at the rest of the guys shaking their heads *

Nathaniel: Yes, that would be because of me. I’m Nathaniel Archer and I’m a . . . well, I’m a psychic. They are all living in my house because we’ve deemed it the safest at the moment. Now, I can’t get rid of them.

Liam: He’s lying. He loves having us there after being a shut in for years.

LINDSEY: Hi there, Liam.

Liam: Hello, pretty lady. * licks lips *

LINDSEY: Hey now, it’s not dinnertime and I’m not on the menu.

Liam: No offence. I’m still getting used to this vampire thing. Most of the time I don’t have any problem drinking animal blood. Certain people give off such tantalizing smells, I have a harder time controlling myself.

LINDSEY: Keep trying. I still want to talk to Ryan. * turns to look at Ryan *

Ryan: Hello again, Lindsey.

LINDSEY: We’ve had some really good talks you and I.

Ryan: Indeed. You’ve captured a great picture of me and my life as an Angel of Death.

LINDSEY: Oh, I think there are still a few things left to be revealed. * looks at the four of them as a whole, then turns to Abe * Looks like you are in charge today, Abe. How has it been sharing a body with Ian?

Abe: * blows out a large breath * It has been interesting to say the least.

LINDSEY: In the second book of the series, Revisited, you and Ian end up sharing his body. What has been your biggest challenge?

Ryan, Liam, and Nathaniel: Becca!

Abe: * shakes head * She’s been a challenge. Both Ian and I love her and we know she loves both of us. She’s having a hard time being herself with either one of us because she knows the other can see and hear everything that is going on.

LINDSEY: I can see where that would be a hindrance. I’ll see what I can do to clear things up.

Abe: Thanks. We’d appreciate it.

LINDSEY: So, Liam. You’ve finally become a vampire, but things haven’t really gone the way you planned, have they?

Liam: Not at all. Being used as a pawn in Filipp’s game was not what I had envisioned. I’m thankful we got out of there.

LINDSEY: We?

Liam: Yes, we. You know who I mean, you wrote it.

LINDSEY: I know, but you need to explain it to the readers.

Liam: Right. So, Filipp was an ass bent on dominating the vampire race. He wanted to combine my family’s vampire bloodline with that of a powerful witch. Before I became a vampire, I gave him sperm samples and he ended up using them to get Valentina pregnant.

LINDSEY: Something happened when you and Valentina met, right?

Liam: Yes. The baby didn’t affect us the way Filipp planned. The baby brought us together as a couple. We are actually getting married before the baby is born.

LINDSEY: Congratulations! I have a feeling it will be an interesting wedding. * winks at Liam * So, where does this leave the rest of you?

Ryan: * coughs and fidgets in his chair * Well, Lily is ecstatic about the baby, but she’s holding something back. We’ve made a lot of progress in the last few months, but there is still something she won’t give up and I haven’t been able to work it out of her yet.

Nathaniel: And boy how he’s tried. The walls in my house are thick, but not thick enough with the two of them going at it all the time.

Ryan: * punches Nathaniel in the arm * We’re making up for lost time. We were apart for over a hundred years.

Nathaniel: That old chestnut. * rolls eyes *

LINDSEY: So, you’re all living in Nathaniel’s house in New York City, preparing for a wedding and a baby. What about Filipp? Any progress on finding him?

Ryan: Nathaniel had a few visions that have given us a bit of direction, but we are still looking for him.

Nathaniel: Debir and Mr. Ore seem to think it is just a matter of time.

LINDSEY: I see, but what do you think?

Nathaniel: * swallows hard * I think we haven’t seen the worst yet.

LINDSEY: * feels pressured * I guess we will have to wait and see.

That was about all I could take of that lot all at once. For more from the Men of the Redemption Series, read Redemption and Revisited.

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LEGACY OF A DREAMER, Allie Jean, Paranormal

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Chantal Breelan is plagued by horrible nightmares too realistic to ignore. Her past has been a mystery, and the foster system isn’t providing any answers. Starting a new life alone at eight-een is a challenge, especially when things that go bump in the night appear out of the shadows, and her dreams begin to breach reality. Darkness surrounds her from all sides, but is it only evil that hides in the shadows, or are the answers to her past lingering just beyond?

ZOMBIFIED, Maggie LaCroix, Paranormal Fantasy

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Monsters know their place: vampires are sexy; zombies just decompose. But Maggie La Croix’s Zombified conjures up an entirely different kind of undead raised by good old-fashioned Voodoo. Take Henri—still gorgeous, over one hundred years after his death. And now a hurri-cane has set him free from a curse.

Enter Josie, a reporter with her eyes on Henri. But falling for a man without a heartbeat could get her more than a broken heart. It could get her zombified.

THE SIX, K.B. Hoyle, Fantasy

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Darcy Pennington feels like she is an insufferably average thirteen-year-old, but when a change in her dad’s job forces her to attend Cedar Cove Camp, she unwittingly stumbles upon a magical gateway. Along with five other teenagers, she will travel to a world called Alitheia. The “arrival of the Six” was prophesied long ago, but will she have what it takes to save Alitheia?

MORE, T.M. Franklin, Paranormal

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Haunted by terrifying nightmares and certain she’s being watched, college student Ava Michaels finds an unlikely ally in Physics tutor Caleb Foster. But Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.

Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bent on Ava’s capture, and possible ex-tinction. As Ava fights to survive, she learns the world’s not what she thought.

It’s a little bit more.

THE SILVER CRESCENT, Debby Grahl, Paranormal

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An ancestor’s tale of betrayal, murder and a stolen fortune in silver leads Elise Baxter to Max Holt’s Victorian inn.

She is reluctantly, though irresistibly, attracted to Max. Leery of loving again, Max lets passion overrule caution, tumbling them into an erotic encounter.

Guided by ghosts and opposed by an evil presence, the couple searches for the treasure. But there are others who will stop at nothing to unlock the mystery of the Silver Crescent.

THE MEMORY HEALER, Julie Filarski, Paranormal

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When Beth Montgomery reluctantly agrees to carry out a psychic assessment of Carrington House, she is transported to another era, where she sees a date on a calendar that fills her with dread.

Back in the present time and sensing an eternal bond with the irresistible Dr Matthew Ja-mieson, she wonders whether he was once the darkly handsome but unfaithful Samuel Meth-ven. Beth must regress to the tragic events of 1895 to learn the truth.

HUNTED, Lorenz Font, Paranormal

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Disease is ravaging the vampire community in New York City’s underworld. Harrow Gates is sick, alone, and hunted. When Pritchard Tack offers him a new beginning, he is in no position to refuse.

Jordan is a young vampire whose only focus is revenge. In her search for her family’s killer, she meets a man who threatens to pull her heart away from her sworn mission. Is love strong enough to override her thirst for vengeance?

MOUNTAIN CHARM, Sydney Logan, Paranormal

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“True love and sweet whispers, till death do us part;
Send someone to love my Appalachian heart.”

At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would blossom into a beautiful and gifted woman who would find her true love. A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the sacred ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s failing health have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. As her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm.

REDEMPTION, Lindsey Gray, Paranormal

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Life is for living. Afterlife is a chance at redemption. As the only remaining female vampire in existence, Lily attempts to make her way towards her ever after. But with best friend Becca, new beau Ian, human husband Ryan, Archangel Peter, and a host of demons all standing in the way of Lily’s chance at a peaceful eternity, how can she possibly survive?

CONVERGENCE, J.D. Watts, Paranormal

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Daniella Rossi is a nineteen-year-old college student who sees the world quite differently than those around her. From infancy, she was aware of the beings that walked among her kind who were not like them, as well as her own personal Guardian who watched over her. Dani always knew she was different, but she never dreamed the full scope of her importance. When a new male Guardian comes to replace her lifelong friend and companion, will Dani be able to accept him as she deals with a world full of the other Children of Creation, Angels, both good and evil?

OBVIOUS CHILD, Warren Cantrell, SciFy

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In 2015, Sam Grant is chosen to take part in a contest that will choose the world’s first time traveler. There’s just one problem—Sam doesn’t want anything to do with the contest. Yet his deliberately profane public appearances and sabotaged interviews only boost ratings. Now stuck, Sam must plot how he’ll get out of the contest, or if he should embrace it all and become the most famous person in history.

GHOSTWRITER, Lissa Bryan, Paranormal

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Unemployed, with her savings dwindling, Sara Howell thinks things are looking up when she lands a ghostwriting job and rents the affordable island home of her favorite author, Seth Fort-ner, who mysteriously disappeared in 1925.

Strange things happen, making Sara wonder if Seth ever left. When she finds an old trunk of Seth’s letters, she delves into a world she never imagined, filled with love and a family curse it seems only she can break.

THE STARS ARE FALLING, Michelle Birbeck, Paranormal

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Jenny’s life revolves around surviving university, watching the stars, and staring at her house-mate, Dale. But as the night sky glows with the light of falling stars, Jenny’s classes and crush seem unimportant. The Stars are retaking Earth, saving mother nature by eliminating the prob-lem. Together, Jenny and Dale can save the world and the human race, but surviving long enough to convince the Stars of that is perilous and may kill them both.

EVERYBODY OUT OF THE LAUNDROMAT, I NEED TO THINK!, Phil G. Glenn, Paranormal

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When the ordinary life of Virgil Blaine crosses the path of the even more ordinary Doug Coul-thard, it sets off a series of extra-ordinary events. Doug Coulthard is a Filing Clerk and the Presi-dent of the Unpublished People’s Poet’s Party –Political Unit (UPPPPU) where a catastrophe has just happened; two of his long time members have been published. The UPPPPU goes on a re-cruiting drive by distributing leaflets, one of which finds its way into Virgil Blaine’s pocket. Virgil Blaine, who is a slight poet himself, attends one of the meetings where he meets Forward Slash who offers Virgil Blaine a job. The offer comes with two things Virgil Blaine has never had; a job and a car and on a whim he accepts. The problem is, through no effort of his own, his position is suddenly elevated. Virgil Blaine says the job is ‘messing with his DNA – Deliberate Non-Achiever’ and he misses his old life and so hatches a plan to get it back…

SEBASTIAN AND THE AFTERLIFE, William j. Barry, Paranormal

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Sebastian, an average seventeen-year-old boy, has just paid this debt. He awakes in a surreal world somewhere between mortal life and the afterlife, where the Grim Reaper rules and his loyal agents maintain the law. But not all is peaceful in this mystical realm. Axis Red and his soul pirates threaten the future of all who dwell there.

Sebastian soon finds himself at Sapentia, a high school for the departed. There he makes new friends but longs for his lost love, Sarah, who is still alive in the mortal world. Some things are forbidden; some lines cannot be crossed. What will Sebastian risk to be close to Sarah again?
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Teaser Tuesday: The Girl I was Before by Ginger Scott

Published May 26, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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THE GIRL I WAS BEFORE (Falling #3)

 NA Contemporary Romance

Scheduled to release: June 23, 2015

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BLURB:

I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?”

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I’m ready to make the hard choices. I’m ready to face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way.

I’m ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn’t a star athlete. He doesn’t play in a band. He’s never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn’t even funny. He wasn’t part of my plan. But I’m starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make…starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He’s perfectly imperfect. He’s poetry and life. He’s truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He’s nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He’s the only guy I’ve ever really loved, and he thinks I’m a princess. I fell into him, and now I’m holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren’t in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.

About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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Book Review: Fire Dancer by Kristen Strassel

Published May 23, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’re celebrating the release of THE FIRE DANCER by Kristen Strassel!

THE FIRE DANCER (Cirque Macabre, #1) by Kristen Strassel

Adult Dark Fantasy

Designer: Hang Le Designs

Artwork illustrated by: Daoyi Liu

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At Le Cirque Macabre, Holly Octane bursts into flames five nights a week. The stage is where Holly feels most alive. When she’s there no one can touch her, and everyone adores her.

Brought to Las Vegas as vampire bait, Holly’s connection to the immortals is a mystery. She’s one of a kind– traveling through time and igniting when her emotions get too hot to handle. The only people who understand her are an aunt with a hidden agenda and her fortune teller girlfriend, Rainey, who doesn’t see a future with Holly in it.

Cash Logan needs Holly, but she’s not the reason he came to Vegas. The enigmatic magician seeks Blade Bennett, a vampire that has a power that he shouldn’t have–fire. A power that could determine the future of all of vampire kind. Holly’s the only one who can help Blade control his fire, but their feelings for each other are too fiery to ignore.

Immortals rule the Vegas night, and not one of them trusts Cash or Blade. If Holly lets them draw her in to this world designed to destroy her, she’ll lose everything—the only family she’s ever known, and everyone who adores her.

Las Vegas is her stage, and Holly is determined to set the city on fire.

*THE FIRE DANCER is a spinoff novel from The Night Songs Collection.

My Thoughts:

I haven’t read all the books in The Night Song Collection, the only one I have read was Silent Night and I absolutely loved it. Being that I don’t real A Lot of vampire books, I wasn’t sure how I would feel, but Kristen Strassel is a fantastic writer that creates an amazing story. The same goes for Fire Dancer, which is a spin off from the Night Song Collection.

This books was full of twist and turns that I never saw coming, I still unsure what was true and what was an illusion and who Holly can really trust. Since the book is solely from the POV of Holly, the reader doesn’t really know what is going on until Holly does.

This is also a very dark world of vampires, another series I read the vampires are helping each other move to a better world. Where these vampires want to dominate and be the best/strongest ones.

I still have plenty of questions that have been unanswered and I cannot wait for the next book to see what happens to Holly and the rest of these interesting characters.

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BECAUSE THE NIGHT
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WE OWN THE NIGHT
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About the Author:
 
Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house.

Book Review: Center Ice by Cate Cameron

Published May 22, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title- Center Ice

Author– Cate Cameron

Publisher- Entangled Crush

Release- May 19, 2015

Amazon- http://goo.gl/I9wX17

BOOK SUMMERY:

The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him…

Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.

But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.

Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps…

MY THOUGHTS:

I’m a big fan of most of the Entangled imprint and I am very excited about their new teen imprint, Crush. This imprint reminds me of Bliss, but for YA readers and we all know how much I love YA books and Bliss book, perfect combination!!!!

Center Ice is a book in the Crush imprint and it was just as heartwarming and gut wrenching as I thought it would be. Karen’s mother passed away and now she is living with her father, who she met the day before her mother funeral. Then there’s Tyler he is caption on a hockey team and his is the year he could be drafted for the NHL. Everyone loves him and he’s used to take his pick of hockey bunnies, but Karen makes him want more.

I like how the two of them became friends before they started to like each other, yes they noticed each other, but it wasn’t until they hung out that they fell for each other. I thought that both Karen and Tyler were very relatable and realistic. I think the problems they face amongst their families were real and how they handled each situation was very realistic.

Again, Cate Cameron did such a great job writing such an amazing story and I cant wait to read more from her!