I have a total thing for heroines who are, how do you say? Quirky? But Jennifer Ryan has gone above and beyond and taken quirky and added a brilliant mind, a kind soul, and a horrible upbringing to build one of my favorite characters of the year! “Cowboy” romances are still new to me – I don’t read all that many – so I’m glad I didn’t let this one get by me!
Megan Erickson is an author I’ve noticed around the blogs but it wasn’t until a recent review I saw on Nick’s Book Blog for one of her other books that I took the leap. Besides, how could I refuse such a catchy series name and smart book titles? Dirty mechanics? Yes, I’d let these guys work on my chassis… okay, not really, I’m married but they make great matches for our sweet heroines!
I have been rabidly trying new authors this year. A lot of it has to do with trying new genres. Mostly its due to working at the library and being bombarded with books I would never have known had existed before. For instance, I had no idea that paranormal romance had so many authors writing it! Just a few years ago, I had a hard time finding PNR books. Now they’re as easy to find in a supermarket as a highlander book.
What!? Another cover reveal? Yes, when it rains, it pours. Actually, it just so happened that two books that I WANTED to feature were back to back. Missing Dixie by Caisey Quinn technically already had it’s cover reveal yesterday but I’m sharing it again today because…
Today I’m featuring an intriguing new novel from authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. They collaborated on a historical novel based on Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, Patsy, and her life in her father’s shadow. Below the beautiful cover is your chance at receiving an eARC through Edelweiss. Good Luck!!
I absolutely LOVED this ghost story!!! I don’t think I’ve ever read a better one 🙂 I will disclaim that statement with the fact that I haven’t read all that many ghost stories. My experience is mostly urban fantasy stories with ghosts as side characters and not really a huge part of the plot.
Historical romances and I have a tenuous relationship. For a long time I resisted getting wrapped up in this genre of books. I’ve had less than good luck with them in the past. Last month, I saw Sophie Jordan had a new historical releasing soon. I loved Sophie Jordan’s new adult books, but she’s actually KNOWN for her historicals. Perhaps I should try again…
I have an excerpt from Sophie Jordan’s second book in her The Debutante Files, All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue to share with you today. This historical romance just came out this week Tuesday but you can get your taste right now!
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine (http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/). We share those books we can’t wait to get our hands on!
It is absolutely THE perfect time to read a college-aged, football-themed book. This story really took me back to my college days… memories….
I love sports romance! I love sports. I love romance. It’s a duh… no brainer! So I’m kind of pretending this is my Waiting on Wednesday post and sharing a cover reveal for a totally cute football romance….
Cover-lover alert!! I totally lookie-loo’d at this book solely because of it’s gorgeous cover! But of course I read the synopsis and thus began my hunt for the book. The synopsis held soooo much promise, no? But you’re probably looking at the three and half star rating, scratching your head, thinking, “what went wrong?” Nothing really… let me explain. And note: three and half stars means I liked it!!!
Bare with me a moment while I compose myself. It’s been a few days since I finished reading this and in reviewing my notes I’m getting all my feelies again….
I absolutely adore this series. Okay, I might be a wee bit biased because Susan Dennard is one of the coolest authors in the entire world. I’ve met and chatted with her and she is so incredibly down to earth normal it’s sick. And is she adorable or what?! Yeah, yeah, she’s a Michigan author, what are you going to do about it? Let me spew her greatness for a few sentences and I’ll get to the review eventually…
Writing romance is nothing new for Sophie Jordan. She’s been doing it for a while now with historical romances. But I absolutely LOVED her first book in her Ivy Chronicles series, Foreplay. This New Adult series has books with simple, silly titles that actually completely capture the entire story in one word.
This is definitely the perfect example of a two star rating: this book just isn’t for me!
It’s summer time. That fabulous time for reading lots of books! Lots of sunshine, rainbows, cotton candy and happiness. None of those downer books about apocalypse, arms being ripped out of sockets, your dog died so you’re going on a bender of epic proportions and getting a tattoo. NO, NO! No dark books! Those are for the rainy days. Or in case you can’t stop smiling after you finish this book, because that is a strong possibility…
It’s Wednesday, what are you waiting on???
Here lies another author that I’ve wanted to read for a long time. Cara Lynn Shultz is known for her Spellbound series. It’s a well reviewed young adult paranormal series and one that I’ve wanted to read but, yeah… have never gotten around to (story of my life). So as soon as I saw that she had a new series coming out I jumped all over it.
While I absolutely LOVED the plot, the world Ms. Kagawa has imagined for her vampires and human survivors, and the HEA ending to this series/trilogy, it was the wordy, slow start to the book that held me back from giving it a five star review. But trust me when I say that once the blood starting hitting the walls, I was ALL IN!!!!
Elusion (Elusion #1) By Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam Published March 18th, 2014 Katherine Tegen Books 400 pages Young Adult | Fantasy | Science Fiction Source: received from Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins […]
So, you’re not sure you like the new adult genre. You’re not sure it’s for you. It’s too contemporary, too real, too angsty, too… whatever! My suggestion? Try an anthology. Try THIS anthology. It’s only $1.99 on Kindle and Nook.
I have a totally cute cover reveal today for a new series coming soon from the awesome minds of Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger, aka Noelle August.
Another great book in Jennifer Armentrout’s arsenal in her attempt to take over the publishing world (kidding…)