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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Dark Legends

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Publication date: January 17th
2017

This Collection
is packed with more than 20 full-length Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads
from New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors!

Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal romance
and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural suspense that will
transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics, Ghosts,
Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark

Monica Corwin with Soulless

J.L. Weil with White Raven

Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption

JA Culican with The Keeper of
Dragons,
The Prince Returns

Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily

GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series

Marilyn Peake with Shade

Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed

Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss

Vivienne Savage with Making Waves

Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows

HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon

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The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

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I was tagged by Lauren over at Wonderless Reviews in this post right HERE!

If you don’t know Lauren yet, you really need to go fix that.  Like, right now.  GO!  I promise this post will still be here when you get back!

(Also, she has a tendency to throw glitter.  It’s sort of like

except, like, all the time! Total win, if you ask me.)

How long have you been a blogger?

According to wordpress, I’ve had this blog for over FIVE YEARS!  I’ve only actively been using it for about one, though.  So… yeah.

At what point do you think you will stop?

LOL no, uhm.  I honestly don’t know?  I guess when I find it’s no longer fun.  Or something.

What is the best thing?

PENGUINS! AND COOKIES! AND CHOCOLATE! AND MUSIC! AND….

Wait, you meant about blogging!  XD

PENGUINS! AND PEOPLE! AND PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE PENGUINS!

Does that answer your question?

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

Book.  Haul.  Envy.

LOL this gets me.  This gets me every time.

How long does it take to find/create pictures to use?

Whaaaaaat?! I don’t need pictures. Pshhhhhh, just LOOK AT THE PENGUINS!  Look at the penguins and it’ll aaaaaaall be okay!

Who’s your book crush?

I always come back to Liam.  Always, always, alwaaaaaays.

What author would you like to have on your blog?

Do people legitimately only pick ONE author for this question?! O.o

I just… I don’t know that I should even start listing them off, because we’d be here LITERALLY for the rest of forever, but let’s see…

Natalia Jaster.  Emily Henry.  Sophia Elaine Hanson.

I think right now, they’re top three.

What do you wear when you write your blog?

I live in my pajamas when I’m not working.  So, warm long sleeves (because winter right now) and fuzzy soft pants!

How long does it take you to prepare?

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

CAAAAAAN you feel the LOOOOOOOVE tonight?!  Because I do–it’s EVERYWHERE in this community, and that makes this community awesome.

What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?

Okay, guys–this is gonna be hard!

  1. Write what you want to.
  2. Post it.
  3. Do you like it?  That’s all that matters!
  4. LOOK, YOU’RE A STAR!

Who do you tag?

Lesseeeeeeeeee…

Britt @ Geronimo Reads

Lissy @ Lissy Reads

Samantha @ The Book Disciple

Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

Cat @ They Used to Dance

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Wishlist Wednesday (#17)

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WISHLIST WEDNESDAY
HOSTED BY:  PEN TO PAPER
DESCRIPTION: WISHLIST WEDNESDAY IS A BOOK BLOG HOP WHERE WE WILL POST ABOUT ONE BOOK PER WEEK THAT HAS BEEN ON OUR WISHLIST FOR SOME TIME, OR JUST ADDED (IT’S ENTIRELY UP TO YOU), THAT WE CAN’T WAIT TO GET OFF THE WISHLIST AND ONTO OUR WONDERFUL SHELVES.

Find their latest post here!

I’m all about breaking bending the rules to my will, so once again, I’m going to include an older wishlist-ed book and a more recent one.  Click the covers to be taken to the Goodreads page!

Wink Poppy Midnight

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

Why I want it: I heard about this book on a Booktuber’s video recently and just….I immediately went searching for it on Goodreads.  I just really, really need to read it, basically.

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2)

Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.

Why I want it: I read For Darkness Shows the Stars last year, and really enjoyed it.  So…it’s only OBVIOUS I’d want to read the second one, right?!

What do you guys think–have you read either of these?  What did you think of them, if so?  Let me know your thoughts below or link me to your Wishlist Wednesday post, and as always…

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#17)

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HOSTED BY: THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH
DESCRIPTION: TOP TEN TUESDAY IS AN ORIGINAL FEATURE/WEEKLY MEME CREATED HERE AT THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH. THIS FEATURE WAS CREATED BECAUSE WE ARE PARTICULARLY FOND OF LISTS HERE AT THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH. WE’D LOVE TO SHARE OUR LISTS WITH OTHER BOOKISH FOLKS AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR TOP TEN LISTS!

This week’s theme: Valentine’s Day Freebie

Find their latest post here!

My pick:

10 Books I want to Read…that have Hearts on their Covers!

I mean…that’s a unique choice, right?  Sort of?  I fail at this game.

As always, clicking the cover will take you to Goodreads.

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All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)

Paper Valentine

Heart-Shaped Box

The Summer I Wasn't Me

Em and Em

Solitaire

The Dead House

How It Ends

What?  I didn’t promise they’d all be romance books.

Feel free to link me to your own TTT in the comments, or leave your thoughts below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Regarding Reading (#7)

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I’m switching things up a bit this week.  Instead of doing a post with GIFs and insanity, I want to ask an actual question…Hopefully, you’re willing to tell it to me straight!  (in other words…I’d love to see answers!)

What’s the weirdest book you’ve ever read?

Now, I understand we all have our own definitions of “weird,” so I’m leaving this pretty open to interpretation–feel free to tell me WHY it was weird, if you’d like!  Was it weird because it smelled like broccoli cheddar soup, and that made you constantly hungry?  Was it weird because you had a ferret perched on your head the whole time you were reading?  Was it weird for any number of different reasons (regarding plot, writing style, formatting, etc.)?

I ask because we ALL know I’m all about the weird books, and I’m seeking to add more to my endless “want to read” list.  The stranger, the better!

To answer my OWN question… I think a few of the strangest books I’ve ever read include:

The Medium (Liminality, #1)

Through the Woods

The Girl In Between (The Girl In Between Series #1)

and

Horrorstör

for…varying reasons.

So–what’s the weirdest book YOU’ve ever read?

Let me know below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Wishlist Wednesday (#16)

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WISHLIST WEDNESDAY
HOSTED BY:  PEN TO PAPER
DESCRIPTION: WISHLIST WEDNESDAY IS A BOOK BLOG HOP WHERE WE WILL POST ABOUT ONE BOOK PER WEEK THAT HAS BEEN ON OUR WISHLIST FOR SOME TIME, OR JUST ADDED (IT’S ENTIRELY UP TO YOU), THAT WE CAN’T WAIT TO GET OFF THE WISHLIST AND ONTO OUR WONDERFUL SHELVES.

Find their latest post here!

I’m all about breaking bending the rules to my will, so once again, I’m going to include an older wishlist-ed book and a more recent one.  Click the covers to be taken to the Goodreads page!

And We Stay

Senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend, Emily Beam, and then takes his own life. Soon after, angry and guilt-ridden Emily is sent to a boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where two quirky fellow students and the spirit of Emily Dickinson offer helping hands. But it is up to Emily Beam to heal her own damaged self, to find the good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.

Why I want it:  I’ve been seeing this book around a lot lately, and have heard that it’s pretty good (despite the rating on goodreads).  It sounds like it’s right up my alley, so–NEED!

The Lost Girl

Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. She was made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other,” if she ever died. Eva spends every day studying that girl from far away, learning what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But sixteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything and everyone she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.

From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be—until she found the strength to decide for herself.

Why I want it:  The plot just seems so intriguing?  Like…I want to know more about this world, these characters, all of this.  So yeah, this was an instant “want to read” for me!

What do you guys think–have you read either of these?  What did you think of them, if so?  Let me know your thoughts below or link me to your Wishlist Wednesday post, and as always…

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Loved and Loathed (January 2016)

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January 2016

For those who don’t know, Loved and Loathed is my equivalent of a wrap-up and glimpse-ahead.

January proved an AWESOME reading month for me!  I loved way too many books, loathed absolutely none, and discovered some other awesome things in the midst of it all!  That’s… That’s a good thing, right?!

I also started actively seeking out more mid-grade novels to read, because I like breaking up the heavier, more emotional books with quick, moral-tastic ones!  (No, that’s not a real word.  Sue me.)  Feel free to recommend me some mid-grade reads, if you’d like!

Loved (5 Penguins)

The Steep and Thorny Way, by Cat Winters
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow
Vinyl, by Sophia Elaine Hanson
This is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp
Trick, by Natalia Jaster
Grayling’s Song, by Karen Cushman
The Gracekeepers, by Kirsty Logan
The Love that Split the World, by Emily Henry
Grumpy Cat, Volume 1, by Ben McCool

Loathed (1 Penguins)

None this month!


Loved Covers:

The Love That Split the World

The Gracekeepers

Inside Out & Back Again

Loathed Covers:

The Steep and Thorny Way

F*ck Love

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Loved Music:


Anticipated February Releases:

(click the covers to go to goodreads!)

The Forbidden Wish

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1)

Kill the Boy Band

Firstlife (Everlife, #1)

Symptoms of Being Human

After the Woods

The Word for Yes

So, what do you guys think?  What books did you love or loathe in January?  What are you most looking forward to being released in February?  Did you miss, reach, or overshoot your reading goal?

Feel free to leave me your thoughts, comments, whatever below–or to do your own Loved and Loathed post, if you’d like!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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The Beautiful Blogger Award

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Many huge thanks to Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets for nominating me!  Lila does some pretty spectacular, unique posts– maybe you should go check out her Travel Guide for Grishavere’s Ravka, for instance!  You’re bound to find something awesome on her blog, so go take a gander!

The Rules:

  • Link to the blogger who nominated you.
  • List seven random facts about you.
  • Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers, and notify them.

The (Not So) Sovereign Seven:

  • I suffer from Obsessive Skin Picking (or Dermatillomania).  I started picking when I was three.  I have tried every “cure” out there to stop.  None of it’s worked.
  • I’ve only ever been buzzed once, and I hated it. I’ve never been drunk.
  • I have an insanely irrational fear of ants.
  • I have a fascination with roses I can’t explain; a friend of mine called me Rose Lady for years.  I rather miss this nickname.
  • I am allergic to metal/cheap gold.  I can’t even wear the hypoallergenic crap–hypoallergenic earrings?  I break out in under ten minutes.
  • My favorite time of day is twilight…though sunrises have also been a big deal for me lately.
  • I have been on a roller coaster exactly once, with my dad.  He begged and pleaded the entire day for me to go on one with him, and I kept turning him down because HULLO, scary!  Finally, I gave in.  We got in line.  As soon as we got to the “too late to turn around” point, he looked at me and said, dead-serious… “Have I mentioned I don’t LIKE roller coasters?”  I don’t regret it, though, and would do it again in a heartbeat.

I Nominate:

(you guys are really making this hard for me lately–I only have so many people to choose!)

Sian @ Sian’s Bookshelf

Adele @ Adele is Reading

Aubrey @ If Mermaids Wore Suspenders

Michelle @ Michelle: Books and Movies Addict

Grace @ That Second Star to the Right

Carolyn @ A Hundred Thousand Stories

Jess @ mudandstars

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Top Ten Tuesday (#16)

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HOSTED BY: THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH
DESCRIPTION: TOP TEN TUESDAY IS AN ORIGINAL FEATURE/WEEKLY MEME CREATED HERE AT THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH. THIS FEATURE WAS CREATED BECAUSE WE ARE PARTICULARLY FOND OF LISTS HERE AT THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH. WE’D LOVE TO SHARE OUR LISTS WITH OTHER BOOKISH FOLKS AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR TOP TEN LISTS!

This week’s theme: Top Ten Books we’re Dying To Reread (But Keep Reading New Books Instead)

Find their latest post here!

top ten books we’re dying to reread (but we keep reading new books instead)

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)

There you have it!  What books do you need to reread that you keep ignoring for new ones?  Feel free to share in the comments, or link me to your own TTT!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Regarding Reading (#5)

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This post, we’re going to discuss our inner

Book Hoarders

There are the

“You’re all Crazy!” Types

the

“Maybe, one day, this will be bad” Types

and then there’s the

Hoarding Demon

So…what does your inner book hoarder look like?  Mine is…somewhere sort of between the second and third types.  Yes, I will admit I might have a problem.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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