Top Ten Books on My Summer 2020 TBR

June 16, 2020

I am brand spanking new to the world of book memes/tags. I've participated in a couple, but my consistency is sadly lacking. I finally took the time to find tags that fit me, that I can actually do, and here I am. I read all. the. time. and I'm always looking for new reads and recommendations. For this weeks theme, which is what I'm looking forward to reading this summer, I had a ton of fun finding reads and actually making a list. Fingers crossed that I actually read them!

Please feel free to tell me what you're excited about reading in the comments below (or recommend a book or two)

1. Fifth a Fury by Pepper Winters ➤ it releases today and I had it on pre-order so you know I'll be busy, right?
2. Because You Love to Hate Me anthology ➤ I bought the hardcover a while ago and I've been meaning to get to it for a while. It may not be a new release, but I'm still looking forward to reading it.
3. Broken by Cynthia Eden ➤ another book that is far from new, but I have the entire LOST series sitting on my bookshelf and I adore this author. Not a hard choice.
4. Incendiary by Zoraida C√≥rdova ➤ I just got this book in my May OwlCrate box. Not only is the cover absolutely gorgeous, but the story sounds amazing. I. Can't. Wait!!
5. The Beast by J.R. Ward ➤ something else that isn't new, but I've been eager to get back to this series and I'm really looking forward to it. I might even re-read some of the earlier books.
6. Joke's On You by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ it's already out, but I've read the previous books in the series and plan to read the rest of the series, so I refuse to skip a book. Even if they're all standalones.
7. Somethin' About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ I've actually already read this one, but it is a summer release so... It releases on June 23rd.
8. Join the Club by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ releasing July 14th and I'm loving this series! This one is about Bourne & Delanie, which is a story I've been dying to read.
9. Any Day Now by Lani Lynn Vale ➤ releasing August 11th and obviously I'm an LLV fan.
10. Sicko by Amo Jones ➤ it releases August 4th and after all the hype about this book, I have to read it. Amo Jones is always good for a massive mindfuck!

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.

The Sun and Her Star by Dylan Allen

June 13, 2020

I look down at the top of Apollo’s head. Her daddy must have been really smart giving her that name. Because she’s just like the sun. She chases away the dark. She lights me up and makes me worth looking at.

The Sun and Her Star by Dylan Allen
Graham was born to be a star.
Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.

Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world.

For a while, I thought I could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God-given charm that made him famous, I still caught glimpses of my best friend.

Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me.

I wore that love like a crown . . . until he placed it on another’s head.

Losing him was agony, distance felt like the only cure.

When tragedy reunites us after years apart, it only takes one touch to erase the past. Just like that, I'm back in his arms.
He promises this time will be different. But I’m afraid to believe him.

Because behind his star’s blinding brilliance is a darkness that doesn’t want to let him go.

I know a star that bright can’t belong to just one person, but my jealous heart doesn’t want to share him.

I want all of him . . . even if wanting what doesn't belong to me leads me to ruin.

Fourth a Lie by Pepper Winters

Right now, love was an idea, a promise, a word. It could be snatched away as quickly as we’d conjured it.

#FreebieFriday for June 12th

June 12, 2020

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for a deal on books. ALWAYS! And I really can't pass up a free book. I have a page dedicated to the free books listed on Amazon, which I update pretty regularly, but most books that are free stay free for an unlimited length of time. However, there are those treasures that are only there for a couple of days up to a week. So I'm bringing those deals to you.

These books were free at the time of this post. If you happen to know of any deals not shown here, please list them in the comments below.

Happy Reading!

Third a Kiss by Pepper Winters

June 10, 2020

It might not have been instant-love when we’d met, but it had been instant-something. And for the first time, I wanted to fight for that instead of killing it.

Twice a Wish by Pepper Winters

June 09, 2020

I only wanted to kiss Sully.
Not this man.
Not Scott.
Not anyone.
Just Sully.

Once a Myth by Pepper Winters

June 08, 2020

...there was a time for violence and a time for patience. Only a few could balance the righteous heat with cold calculation.


Title: Heart Thief
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: June 8, 2020
My Review:

Monsters come in many forms.

Some want shiny new toys to play with—others want blood.

Mona Walters dreams of adventure, of a world beyond the shoreline she’s confined to. She yearns for vibrancy in her dull, mundane existence, but succumbs to the bleakness.

Until the necklace her sister wore the night she was brutally murdered shows up on her door wrapped in a neat bow, fueling her to run away and seek out the person responsible for stealing her sister’s life.

Mona wished for more—for color in her gray world.

What she didn’t realize was just how much more she would get.

And that the world outside her own was soaked in red—blood red.

The world she dreamed of is made of nightmares.

Never Leave Your Side by Ari Reavis

Never Leave Your Side by Ari Reavis
The artist.

Renna should be focusing on her first art showing, but instead, all her attention is on the man standing in front of her painting. When she goes over to introduce herself, she’s unprepared for the passion one look from him ignites.

The fighter.

Kyle taking the night off from his martial arts school to come to the gallery appears to be worth it, as he admires the works on display. Then the beautiful woman who painted them gives him one smile and he knows he’ll never get enough of her.

The unexpected.

Kyle’s used to having to fight, but what will happen when he comes up against something he can’t beat? Renna’s always counted on art to clear her mind, but when the future becomes blurry, it gets harder to keep envisioning the picture perfect life she wants.

It’s easy to say you’ll never leave each other’s side when things are easy. But can that promise be kept when it has to become more than just words?

Somethin' About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

June 07, 2020

I wanted her to love me.
Even more, I was excited that she did.