“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” ~ Mark Twain

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

wishful thinking

Don't forget to have fun!

adorable cat bat


And remember,
candy goes on sale tomorrow!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

My Book Haul 10/29/2016

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:

This was a surprise in my mailbox! Book 2 of a series I haven't read, it seems to be more sci fi than urban fantasy so not sure if I'll read it or pass it on.

Remnants of Trust by Elizabeth Bonesteel
Remnants of Trust by Elizabeth Bonesteel

In this follow-up to the acclaimed military science fiction thriller The Cold Between, a young soldier finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a deadly conspiracy in deep space.


What did you receive this week?


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blog Tour Excerpt: Of Flame and Light by Cecy Robson

On Tour Now!

Of Flame and Light: A Weird Girls Novel by Cecy Robson,
a Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Series

Of Flame and Light

Synopsis

Taran Wird holds the unique ability to conjure fire and lightning. She is mated to Gemini, Second in Command to the Squaw Valley Pack of the Lake Tahoe Region, and the sole werewolf to possess the ability to split into two wolves. And although they are mates, Taran's insecurities have driven them apart.

Devastated by an injury that left her with a zombie-like limb, Taran struggles to regain command over her magic. But when her arm and her power turn against her, lashing out on those she most loves, she knows she can no longer carry this burden alone. Not that she likes the alternative.

The only way to regain control of her magic is to align and learn from the local coven of witches - the very ones who sought to banish her when she and her three unique sisters first moved to the mystical region. But although Taran is trying, the teachings don't come easy, and the tasks leave her weak and emotionally shattered.

Yet Taran must learn and learn fast. Time is running out. The fire she once mastered so easily has become her greatest adversary and is now slowly burning her alive . . .

Release Date:  October 18, 2016



Sunday, October 16, 2016

My Book Haul 10/16/2016

A Shattered Empire, A Simple Favor, Miss You
In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:

This was a surprise in my mailbox. The final installation of a series I haven't read, not really sure why it turned up on my doorstep.

A Shattered Empire by Mitchell Hogan
A Shattered Empire by Mitchell Hogan

In this gritty and breathtaking conclusion to the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, the award-winning fantasy series, a young sorcerer must learn to wield his extraordinary powers to defeat two warring empires.



Sunday, October 9, 2016

My Journals: Wicked

It's not hoarding, it's a collection!
Blank journals are another weakness of mine. Even though I have an entire cabinet full of journals, I can't seem to stop collecting them! Not sure what I'm going to do with them all, but I can't seem to make it out of a bookstore with at least one.

Believe it or not, I found this journal on the bargain table!
While I've never seen the musical, I do have the book.
Haven't read it yet, but I own it so that totally counts!

Wicked
Love how the title is repeated over and over for a unique look!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris book review

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris book review
Title:  Behind Closed Doors
Author:  B.A. Paris
Release Date:  August 9, 2016
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Source:  ARC provided by Wunderkind PR

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call - so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? (Goodreads)


My Review:

They say that you can never really know what goes on behind closed doors, and this story is an excellent example!

Jack and Grace seem like the perfect couple. He's smooth and charming and she seems like the perfect hostess. But who really knows what goes on in someone else's marriage?

You never truly know who a person is until you've lived with them behind closed doors


Monday, October 3, 2016

September 2016 Wrap Up

Another meh month. Seem to have been in a rut for awhile. Hoping I can get my groove back, and soon!
So another month bites the dust. Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 10 books this month:

  1. Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King
  3. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
  4. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
  5. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
  6. Apprentice in Death by JD Robb
  7. Gifted Dead by Jenna Black
  8. That Night by Chevy Stevens
  9. Keep This, Toss That by Jamie Novak
  10. The Bitch Is Back by Cathi Hanauer


Saturday, October 1, 2016

My Book Haul 10/1/16

All Our Wrong Todays, Her Every Fear, The Wrong Dead Guy, Killing Kate, The Eye of the Beholder, We Were On A Break, and Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember
In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:

This is one of the books that caught my eye from the Fall/Winter 2016 Buzz Books sampler. Love the sound of this one!

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent. 


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