Wednesday, June 27, 2018

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Author: Maureen Johnson
Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Travel, Fiction, Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2005
Publisher: Harper Teen

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Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe. But that was before she received the first little blue envelope from Aunt Peg.

This letter was different from Peg’s usual letters for two reasons:

1. Peg had been dead for three months.
2. The letter included $1000 cash for a passport and a plane ticket.

Armed with instructions for how to retrieve twelve other letters Peg wrote—twelve letters that tell Ginny where she needs to go and what she needs to do when she gets there—Ginny quickly finds herself swept away in her first real adventure. Traveling from London to Edinburgh to Amsterdam and beyond, Ginny begins to uncover stories from her aunt’s past and discover who Peg really was. But the most surprising thing Ginny learns isn’t about Peg . . . it’s about herself.

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

Brandi's Review

I found this book on the epic reads table at Barnes&Noble. Decided to bring it home because the letter/travel/adventure theme sounded very interesting and I was reading Love & Gelato. (If you've read that then you know what I mean! I had high expectations going in. 

It read a little slower for me than others have. I still thought it was very enjoyable. I find myself connecting with Ginny, except I congratulate her on traveling through a foreign country basically alone and with little preparation. I wish I had the courage to do something like this. Reading about her journey through Europe was fantastic, Maureen did a wonderful job creating this adventure that is readable and interesting and made me feel like I was almost taking it too. I also, like that it wasn't a typical girl meets guy in foreign country>they fall in love and that's what the story becomes. This was not that. It was a great journey of self discovery and moving through the stages of grief to acceptance. 

I gave it 4 starts only because at times it was a little slow but it was still enjoyable and I would still recommend this to everyone. Wonderful summer read and the story even continues...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Exploding Sky by Kimberly Loth

Author: Kimberly Loth
Title: The Exploding Sky
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fiction, Genies
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Cover Designed by: Seedlings Design Studio
Self Published

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Gabe is in Samir’s clutches and Liv has no earthly idea how to find him. She could kill Samir, but that’s only if she gets close enough to him and she can’t freaking do magic. But, Gabe can escape, right? 


Except, Samir finds a way to threaten Liv from afar and now Gabe has to do everything Samir asks him to. Including killing goddesses.

Brandi's Review
Everything by Kimberly Loth is amazing first off, so this is no different. It's sad to say goodbye to Liv & Gabe in this final book in the Sons of the Sands. We spend more time abroad in this one which is always exciting for me to read about different countries. 

You wont be disappointed with this last installment. You wont be able to set it down. As always I cannot wait to see what Kim will make up next for us! :)

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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Author: Jenna Evans Welch 
Title: Love & Gelato
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction, Travel
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Cover Designer: Karina Granda

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A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

Brandi's Review
If I could give this more stars I would! I absolutely loved this book! It only took me a day, even though I wanted to take my time and really absorb Italy, Lina and Ren; I just couldn't make myself stop. I'm from the US, so I really enjoyed the change in setting with Florence, Italy. A lot happens in to Lina once she arrive to Florence in such a short time but Jenna did a wonderful job writing it so that the feelings that develop didn't feel rushed, it felt genuine.

I'm definitely telling all my friends they need to read Love & Gelato this summer! Great light summer read, it's light and funny ( I lol-ed multiple times). This book just put me in a great mood.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Author: A.S. Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stand-alone Series: Four Days
Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs
First published in Italian.
Tormented rock star Liam O’Reilly left Dublin and achieved success, hoping to build a new life, free from the demons of his past. Now that seems he’s got everything he ever wanted, why isn’t he happy? Is it because he’s realized that the most important thing in his life is the promise that he never kept?

Sensitive and damaged Rain O’Donovan lives with her brother and his friends in a tiny seaside town north of Dublin. Once a popular and lively schoolteacher, a car accident has wrecked her life, so that her only pleasure is walking in the rain, and her world revolves around mundane tasks, devoid of hope for the future. The amnesia around the time of the accident that changed everything means that her struggle with life is a day-to-day torture, and, more than anything else, she longs for answers.

When Liam returns to his hometown after his two-year absence, he’s determined to try to make amends for the terrible mistakes he made. But is it too late to put things right?

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Patrick Doyle is a rude, selfish and cynical man, but for his friends and family, he’d do anything. His dream of pursuing music came to an abrupt halt after a car accident involving those he loves most in the world after which he dedicated himself to working full time in the pub he manages with his childhood buddies, keeping his distance from love or any other kind of bind.

Erin O’Neill is a bright young woman with her future well planned: she’s about to graduate, she’s got a part-time job in Patrick’s pub and the perfect boyfriend until the unexpected happens, upsetting her life and turning all her well-laid plans upside down, leaving her alone and desperate.

Patrick isn’t the kind of guy to get caught up in other people’s problems, especially if it involves a damsel in distress, but he can’t help coming to her aid and finds himself catapulted into her life against his will—even if he would like to maybe be part of that life—even if that means getting hurt, and hurting her too. Because Patrick destroys everything he touches.

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And then the door slams open.
And he’s here.
He’s worried, and scared and desperate.
He’s absolutely perfect.
He looks at me and in a heartbeat all the pieces come back together and I can breathe again, as if he were the air passing through my lungs.
“I … I’m sorry,” he yells, trying to drown out the sound of the hail.
“It wasn’t your fault,” I yell back.
He takes a step forward.
“It is. I allowed all of this to happen. I established a reputation that meant that trashy girls like that would come here looking for me. I made it so that everyone believed that I am the dickhead that I really am. That you would think it too.”
“And you are,” I say, moving my wet hair from my eyes.
“I am.” He smiles bitterly. “But I don’t want to be like that any more.”
“No?” I ask with a pained voice and a bit of hope brushing up against my heart.
“No I don’t. But I’ll need your help,” he says, taking another step closer to me. “I need you to help me to be a better person.”
“M-me? Why me?”
Another step closer and his forehead is touching mine. It caresses my face and I close my eyes to let his touch imprint itself in my mind.
“Because with you, Erin, I feel I can be … different. I can be myself. I feel that I can finally be a man.”

A. S. Kelly was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, two children and a cat named Oscar.

She’s passionate about English literature, she’s a music lover and addicted to coffee. She spends her days in a small village North of Dublin, looking for inspiration for her next stories.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

One last heist

Author: Dahlia Donovan
Title: One Last Heist
Genre: Gay Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 26, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art
Cover Model: Stuart Reardon
Photographer: FuriousFotog
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One last heist.

It should’ve been easy. Crack a safe, steal from a villain, and go on vacation. The last thing Mack and Toshiro expect is to descend into a nightmare of betrayal.

Mack Ueda-Easton loves three things: his husband, heists, and his odd family of friends. He lives life on the edge. The only cloud on his horizon is the degenerative disease stealing his sight.

Toshiro Ueda-Easton tries to juggle his husband, his autistic sister, his interfering mother, and all of their heists. He knows they’re spiraling out of control and the journey they’re travelling can’t last.

What neither of them expect is to get catapulted straight into a dangerous conspiracy. They’re now in a race to come out on top. If they fail, the consequences are unimaginable.

Toshiro slid a hand up his own chest, toying with one of the barbells. “Avoir le feu au cul.”
“Did you just say my arse was on fire?” Mack blinked at Toshiro.
“Some phrases shouldn’t be directly translated; you lose a bit of the meaning.” He grinned at him; his fingers still toying with his piercing.
“I’ll assume it meant something sexually enthralling as you certainly sounded sexy as fuck when you said it.” Mack closed the distance between them and swung Toshiro around to press him against the window. Their lips connected in a bruising kiss that left him breathing in hard gasps. “You’re so bloody gorgeous. Why’d you marry an old pirate like me?”
“First, we’re the same age.” Toshiro lunged forward to bite Mack’s bottom lip, sucking on it before easing away. “Second, you’re hung like a horse. Why wouldn’t I marry you?”
“Prat.” Mack snaked a hand around to swat his husband on the arse. “Thought you wanted my money?”
“That too,” he teased. “Up against the wall and spread ’em. Time to play fruit monger and thoroughly inspect the merchandise.”
They shared several bruising kisses until a breathless Toshiro shoved him back. He dropped to his knees. 

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Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Xander: part 2, the present


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Xander: Part 2, The Present
by Anne Mercier

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Rockstar, Book 14

It's ten years later, and we're still living separate lives. While I know she isn't comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she's been through, I can't be without her anymore.

I need her.

She's my wife.
She's my heartbeat.
She's my every breath.
She's my everything.

I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.

She's always been my girl -- even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there's no doubt she'll be mine until I draw my last breath.

It's time for our forever to begin.

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You must read Xander: Part 1, The Beginning, before reading Part 2.

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Anne Mercier is the International Bestselling Author of the Rockstar series. She writes adult contemporary romance, new adult contemporary romance, and mature young adult romance. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and still lives there today.

When Anne's not writing she enjoys reading amazing books, listening to music, keeping up on all things Avenged Sevenhold and Milo Ventimiglia, chatting with readers and friends, and binging Netflix series.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Book of watchers


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Book of Watchers
by Mary Ting

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

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Before the Bible, there was Book of Watchers.

Enoch wants to live an ordinary life. He's content to lie ow, skip his college classes, and avoid committing to any one girl. But ordinary isn't on the syllabus for Enoch because at night, he dreams of demons. Vivid dreams that leave him wanting escape more than ever. When they escape his dreams and attack him during daylight, his reality becomes a nightmare.

As he pieces together the meaning behind the encounters, supernatural creatures emerge. Demons. Vampires. Witches. Angels. And they all want something from him. In a supernatural world he never thought possible , Enoch uncovers a secret that either will destroy him or force him to become much more than he ever wanted.

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