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Teaser Reveal for SICKO by Amo Jones

July 31, 2020


SICKO by Amo Jones
Release Date: September 1st

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Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross

July 29, 2020

Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross

He had a piece of me inside him, holding his heart together. That magnificent heart that cared for others without cause.


Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross
The tattooed demoness, Bone, doesn’t like anything except the magical weapons she makes. But she has hidden talents few know about. When I was brought to her near death, she used her Seraph song to manipulate flesh and bone to heal me. But she wasn’t happy about it.

Now I must return the favor. Even though she refuses to take sides in the apocalypse, there’s one job she’s not willing to do for the demon prince Rook. If she doesn’t, her head will end up on a spike. Of course, there’s a good chance we’re all going to die anyway, but I will do anything to protect this fierce woman—and not just because she saved me.

So, we’re both off to kill a demon—or three—and possibly save the world.

WWW Wednesay - July 29


WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s stand for:

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


I actually got a lot of reading done since my last post. I read a few ARCs, some books that were generously sent to me, and I even read a book that I've been dying to read for far too long. The books I've finished are:


Hardest Fall by Juliette Cross - after reading the first and last book in this series, I always wanted to read the second book to get into the details I missed and I finally did! It was magnificent and if you love paranormal/fantasy romance, you'll love these books!

The Wolf by Jade Marshall - after getting a copy from the author, I dived into this MC romance and I have no regrets. Gritty premise, gritty characters, gritty world. It gave me the right impression for her writing and I look forward to more.

Rogue by Olivia Hayle - a sweetly romantic second chance love story. Boy is from the wrong side of the tracks, girl is part of the privileged class. Tons of angst and drama and etc. A solid intro to this author's work.

Slammer by Tabatha Vargo - a heartbreaking tale of a nurse falling in love with someone deemed the most dangerous inmate in the super max prison she works in. It had a dirty, taboo feel and I actually really enjoyed it.

Lured by Rina Kent - this author has been recommended to me quite a few times, for this series in particular, but after this read, I'm not really seeing why. Her writing was excellent so I might give her another try.

The Comedian by Sean-Paul Thomas - a short story about a middle aged man confronting his demons. Thomas has a lyrical way of writing that I like a lot.

The Letter by Sean-Paul Thomas - another short story, this one tells the tale of a young woman who finally steps out of her comfort zone.

The Conviction by John Matthews - this thriller takes the reader on a journey of justice... vigilante justice.

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I'm currently reading:

Leo by Jay McLeanHeartless by Marissa MeyerVixen by Rebecca Zanetti

Leo by Jay McLean - a YA/NA romance that I'm hoping to love as much as I loved his brother's books. After falling in love with this author's More Than series, I didn't doubt I'd love these Preston boys :D

Heartless by Marissa Meyer - I'm really struggling with this book. I'm still at the beginning and I put it down a few days ago and I'm trying to find a reason to pick it back up. HELP!

Vixen by Rebecca Zanetti - I'm a huge fan of this author and a HUGE fan of this series. There was no way that a new book would be coming out and I wasn't gonna read it. I've got an ARC and I'm super happy!

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What I'm reading next:

Who knows? I hope to surprise myself and I might do a poll at some point to figure out what will be next.

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What are you reading right now? Tell me below or leave me a link so I can check out your post.

Happy Reading! xo

The Last Ten Books I Added to my TBR

July 28, 2020


Welcome to another TTT, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl! This week ended up being a FREEBIE, where we get to come up with our own topic. I decided to keep mine super basic because it will be what helps the most in the end. My TBR seems to be never-ending, as I'm sure is true for most of you, and I always need help culling its contents. When the new year came around, I promised myself that for every dozen or so books I added to it, I would read at least one immediately. So here are the latest books and maybe you can help me choose one to get started...

Excerpt Reveal for Restraint by Adriana Locke

July 27, 2020


RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke
Release Date: August 3rd (Amazon & KU


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The Wolf by Jade Marshall

July 26, 2020

The Wolf by Jade Marshall

Thank you, Jade Marshall, for gifting me a copy of your debut novel to review!

Find The Wolf here: Amazon * Nook * Kobo * Indigo


The Wolf by Jade Marshall
Being hurt and alone is nothing new to Hadley. She's survived on her own for as long as she can remember, and no one will dictate the way she lives her life. With loss and pain dominating her memories, how can she put her faith in someone again?

Having no one to depend on besides his club has hardened Brandon to the outside world—and it's exactly how he prefers it. The moment he lets people get close they always find a way to backstab him. There's no room for love in his world.

Hadley and Brandon need a reason to let their walls down and let love in. Can two broken souls find a way to save each other?

First Second Coming by Jeff Pollak

July 25, 2020

First Second Coming by Jeff Pollak

Humans, a new era is underway. I shall hold you accountable for your foibles. Prepare to shape up or face dire consequences.

First Second Coming by Jeff Pollak
In 2027 the deity known as NTG – short for New Testament God – retires after more than two thousand years of minding the store for his employer, Milky Way Galaxy, Inc. The new god, a planetary turnaround specialist, must decide whether Earth’s dominant species should or should not be included in his plan to bring the planet back into full compliance with Milky Way Galaxy, Inc.’s planetary operation standards.

Earth’s new God introduces himself to humanity by unexpectedly appearing on the Ram Forrester Hour talk show. Ram, an atheist, and co-host Brendali Santamaria, a devout Catholic, are stunned. God's interview, beamed worldwide, shocks and infuriates viewers. They learn that a sixty-day conference will take place in Los Angeles to determine whether humans are capable of helping him implement his planetary turnaround plan. All those attending must do to earn mankind a coveted spot in this God’s good graces is eliminate religious violence forever, without his heavenly help. Failure means extinction.

God designates Ram and Bren as the conference’s only authorized media reporters. This assignment, fraught with peril, ignites their romance. Not only must the harried couple attend the conference meetings by day and do their show at night, they must also outwit a group of religious fanatics bent on killing them. When conflicts within the conference intensify, it’s up to Ram and Bren to do whatever it takes to protect their budding romance and assure mankind’s survival.

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Teaser Reveal for Sicko by Amo Jones

July 24, 2020


SICKO by Amo Jones
Release Date: September 1st

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Rogue by Olivia Hayle

Rogue by Olivia Hayle

He's bad news with a broken smile

Rogue by Olivia Hayle
Hayden Cole was good times dressed like bad news.

Dark hair falling over eyes that had seen too much.
Full lips curving into a smile that set my body on fire.
The way he disliked everything about my sheltered world, except me.

I spent years in love with the groundkeeper’s nephew.
In the darkness, in the silence, our hearts spoke the same language.
Until he left without a word and tore mine right out of my chest.

Ten years later he’s back from the Navy.
He’s every inch the rogue I remember—broken smiles and amber eyes. And he’s determined to fix the wounds of the past

Lily Marchand was everything I knew I could never have.

The golden child of my uncle’s rich employer. She has always been so painfully out of my reach.
I’d known it, and I reached for her anyway, and it led to disaster.

WWW Wednesday - July 22

July 22, 2020


WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s stand for:

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


This happened to be another slow reading week for me. I thought with the momentum I found last week, I could keep the speed reading train going... but no. However, something is better than nothing and I least I did get a chance to read something.

I've just finished the following books:

crash into me la fiore first second coming jeff pollak it was always you ari reavis

Crash Into Me by L.A. Fiore
It's a murder mystery sprinkled liberally with sexy romance. I'm a HUGE fan of Fiore and this book was one of her finest. She writes stories that are intense and attention-grabbing. I can't get enough of her words.

First Second Coming by Jeff Pollak - review to come
At its core, this story is about the theoretical Second Coming. God works for a corporation that rules the planets and Earth is slacking. He's a fixer and gives humans 60 days to end the violence that has spread in the name of religion. All religious leaders have to come together to formulate a plan to achieve peace or face human extinction. I received this book as an ARC and wasn't sure what to expect. It. Blew. Me. Away!!

It Was Always You by Ari Reavis
Reavis is one of those authors who writes incredibly beautiful and sexy stories, but is so underrated. How more people haven't read her books is a dang mystery to me. I love her writing so much that I've made it my mission to not only purchase everything she produces, but to get the word out there so more people can fall in love with the wonder that she creates. This particular story was about a man who knows who he wants for his forever (if only she'd get out of her own way) and a woman who is afraid to love based on pain from her childhood. Great story!

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I'm currently reading:

promised neverland any day now lani lynn vale

The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai
I'm actually on the last story arc, so maybe about 20 more chapters. This story is so much better than I originally expected it to be and I can't even imagine how I'm going to review this in a way that will accurately describe all of my feelings.

Any Day Now by Lani Lynn Vale
I haven't found a story from this author that I haven't enjoyed yet. I've only read a fraction of her work, but everything I've gobbled up has been amazing and I expect no different from this story. I'm already in love with it and I'm not even halfway through.

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After last week's post, I left the decision for what I'll read next in the hands of fellow readers. The results were:

heartless by marissa meyer the diabolic by sj kincaid

Heartless by Marissa Meyer - Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid - Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a senator’s daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, but she’s really the galaxy’s most dangerous weapon in disguise.

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What are you reading right now? Tell me below or leave me a link so I can check out your post.

Happy Reading! xo

Crash Into Me by L.A. Fiore

July 21, 2020

Crash Into Me by L.A. Fiore

"I love a good murder mystery book wrapped up in an amazing love story. This book hit all my emotions and intrigue."

"Wow, what a story. This book had so many twists and turns. I couldn't put the book down once started."

- Reviewers

The Ten Book Events I'd Love To Go To


Welcome to another TTT, where the topic is 'Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday (Real or Fictional)'. As most of us know, the events calendar for bookish events and signings is off due to the pandemic and most (if not all) events have been cancelled. One day, we will be part of a world free from COVID and the events will be on again. A girl can dream about the places she'd go in the meantime, can't she?

So here's the deal... I actually haven't been to a book event before. Not in the grand scheme of things. I've been to individual author signings or have gone to a panel of authors where they would sign books at the end. But never to something of an exhibition, unless you count Toronto ComiCon or Fan Expo, both of which were cancelled this year. This week, I'm listing the places I would go if I could...

1. Book Expo
I think this one was a bit obvious, but really, which reader wouldn't want to go to one of the largest book exhibitions ever??? While it was cancelled this year (provided online), it will be back for Spring 2021.

2. R.A.R.E.
This always sounds incredible and has me wishing I lived somewhere in Europe so I could have easy access to it. This year it was in Scotland. I would have loved to go there again, visit my family. Shucks! Well, my sister should be living in Norway soon so maybe I'll have easy access to the next one. I hope one day they'll have it here in Toronto.

Cover Reveal ➤ Restraint by Adriana Locke

July 20, 2020


RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke

Release Date: August 3rd

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It Was Always You by Ari Reavis

July 16, 2020

It Was Always You by Ari Reavis

My eyes spring open when I feel his finger touch my chest, right where my heart is. “This,” he whispers. “I want this.” “That old, broken thing?” I give an awkward chuckle as my heart melts right under his finger. “Yes, so I can make it whole again. So I can make it better than it ever was. So I can keep it safe from ever being hurt again.”

Hail by Crimson Syn

Hail by Crimson Syn

This is how we made love.
Brutal.
Raw.
Passionate.
We wanted to devour each other.

Hail by Crimson Syn
HAIL
Getting sworn in as a Hellbound Lover changed my life.
I was no longer alone.
No longer without a family.
No longer a goon for Frank Campesato and his Mafia.
I've moved on and never looked back,
But the past has a way of reaching out and not letting go.
And my past comes in the shape of a raven-haired beauty.
A fiery woman who has no idea she has my life in her hands.

Cover Reveal ➤ Leo by Jay McLean

July 15, 2020

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BRAVERY. BRAVADO. BROTHERHOOD.
Coming AUGUST 11 from Jay McLean is LEO, the third book in the New Adult/Coming of Age Series, The Preston Brothers. Pre-order today!!

One single summer changed them forever, and one moment of devastating silence destroyed it all.

Growing up with six siblings, Leo Preston has always struggled to find his voice.

While his brothers are loud, greedy, and somewhat obnoxious, Leo is forever the quiet one.

The thinker.

The listener.

He watches his life pass by as an outsider in his own world, absent and alone.

Lost.

Until he finds her.

WWW Wednesday - July 15


WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s stand for:

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

Release Blitz ➤ Join The Club by Lani Lynn Vale

July 14, 2020

Release Date: July 14

✩★ Find my review here ★✩

There are a few lessons one has to learn for themselves. Then there are the lessons that most people don’t have to learn because it’s just not done.


For instance, most people know instinctively that they shouldn’t crave the mother of their brother’s child.

Bourne Pena isn’t most men.

Bourne does everything he can to fight the attraction he feels for Delanie, but in the end, his refusal to go there almost ends up costing him his life.

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Delanie Davidsdottir just wanted to forget. One night, she wanted to feel like a normal human being.

That one night changes her life and gives her a son that becomes her heart and soul. From that point forward, she does her level best to keep her head on straight and not make any more mistakes.

The Ten Books That Always Make Me Smile


It's another TTT and today's topic is books that make me smile. I decided to switch it up a bit and share with you the books that made me fall in love with romance. Before 2015, I only read psychological thrillers and mysteries, but these books brought me to the romance world and I have absolutely no regrets!

Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled by Emma Chase
This series introduced me to the hilarious wonder that was Drew Evans. He was a manwhore who didn't know what hit him when he met Katherine Brooks. For a guy who always said 'no' to commitment, she had him second guessing himself.

Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels

Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels
This was a hilarious series of books that was recommended to me when I first joined Goodreads. It's about a baker named Dylan who indulges in a wedding hookup with the hottest guys she's ever seen. From there it was a lot of funny missteps and heartwarming moments. Well-developed protagonists, amazing side characters, and a moving plot made this a must-read and an easy book rec.

Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora

Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora
After indulging in her book, Raw, and meeting the to-die-for anti-hero who is Twitch, I wanted to read ALL of her other books. Friend-Zoned couldn't be more opposite to what I had come to expect from this author. It was freaking HILARIOUS! Tina and Nik became such incredible friends... seriously, they shared one of those enviable connections... and their chemistry was off-the-charts. I really loved this book (this series) and I think it's time for a re-read.

Overruled by Emma Chase

Overruled by Emma Chase
I absolutely adored the entire Legal Briefs series. Each book is an interconnected standalone and these characters knew how to make me giggle, chuckle and laugh. You really can't go wrong with Emma Chase.

Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec

Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec
I find myself pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to Tara Sivec, but her Chocolate Lovers series is a definite hit. Claire was a single mom of a beautiful child from a one night stand. When her fling shows back up, it's a fantastic story of second chances with a precocious boy to make things extra hilarious.

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young
When this author reached out to me to review a copy of this book, I had no idea what to expect because it was my first time being offered something like this. What I found was a riveting, entertaining and hilarious older woman/younger man romantic comedy that had me begging for more. And more there was because not only did I love this entire series, but there's a subseries that allows you even more time with these characters. I can't recommend this series enough!

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
I'm not sure what it was about this book that I loved in particular, but loved it I did. It's a friends-to-lovers, fake relationship romance and it worked so well. Even the grandma had me freaking rolling with laughter.

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
This friends-to-lovers romance that tells the tale of Spencer and Charlotte, best friends who have wanted each other for years introduced me to the wonder of Lauren Blakely. Including this amusing story, she's written so many books that have made it to my 'best of' lists.


667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life by Lucy Woodhull
This was one of the first romance advance review copies I've ever read and it was far more entertaining than I first expected. It's about a woman who finally gets fed up with pleasing others and starts living for herself. She meets the man of her dreams and life shows her that no one and nothing is perfect and that she can be loved and find love regardless. I adored this book and found it hilarious in its realness.

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
To be honest, I didn't love this story at first. It begins with Caroline moving into her new apartment and being harassed by the repeated banging of her neighbor's headboard. This goes on and on and on with many different women. And although the hero and heroine shared a 'connection' of sorts, his behavior didn't stop right away. But the further I went, the warmer I felt and as the series progressed, I was in love. It didn't hurt that the stories in the Cocktail series are hilarious!

Have you had the pleasure of reading from any of these authors? What books make you smile? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading! xo




Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.