Saturday, 30 November 2013

Stacking the Shelves~ November!

What is Stacking The Shelves all about?
Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Welcome to my monthly round up! November was a bit of a book crazy month!

Borrowed Shelf!
 The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen~ Finally arrived my library!
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore~ I'm really enjoying the Lorien series!
The Fall of Five~ I picked this one up ready.
Legend by Marie Lu~ One I've been wanting to read for awhile.
Actual Shelf!
This Is What Happy Looks Like

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith~ Jennifer always gets great reviews, looking forward to trying out her work!
Virtual Shelf!
 Thing I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally~ The one Hundred Oaks book I haven't read.
Out of Line by Jen McLauglin~ I couldn't resist the 49p bargain.
With Every Heartbeat by Melody Grace~ I preordered this and completely forgot about it until it downloaded to my Kindle!
The First Star to Fall by Diana Peterfreund~ I can't stop thinking about this series so I had to get this novella
Review Shelf!
Junk Miles by Liz Reinhardt~I love Liz's books so I requested this and Slow Twitch without thinking!
Slow Twitch by Liz Reinhardt~ ^
It Felt Like A Kiss by Sarra Manning~ I've reread Sarra's adult books over and over so another automatic request!
Just One Year by Gayle Forman~ I can finally pick Just One Day back up and finish this duo.
Out of Tune by Michelle D. Argyle~ Just liked the blurb!
Another Little Piece of my Heart by Tracey Martin~ ^
Before We Fall by Courtney Fall~ I always like the sound of Courtney's books hopefully I love this one!
Anything to Have You by Paige Harrison~ Paige Harrison has been on my TBR for years and this had a great blurb!
Blog Tours
Addicted For Now by Krista and Becca Ritchie~ I like the concept of this series, so I'm looking forward to this one.
Over It by Sarah Billington~ I really enjoyed The Kiss Off  so I'm looking forward to the sequel!
Drift by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt~ Last Lengths book, I loved it!
Quite a good NetGalley haul- so many great authors and books!
What joined your shelves in November?
Much Love!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Confessions: Film before Book!

Confession~ Watching the film before the book!
It's an unspoken rule that good readers always read the book before watching the film and then comment on how it doesn't live up to the book! However I broke this rule on Sunday and then realised it wasn't the first time!

I am Number Four
I'm not too keen on alien storylines usually so I thought I'd watch the film to see if I'd like the book! Especially as the book wasn't available at the library
I have been speeding through the series ever since~ On book 3!

The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
My best friend has loved Lord of the Rings since Primary school but I could never get into it. I watched the films but I was still underwhelmed :/
I tried to read the Hobbit before the film but I couldn't get into but I did love the film!

Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief
Another series that I was vaguely interested in and decided to watch the film to get a 'feel' for the plot etc.
I did like the film and got all the books which I haven't been able to enjoy yet!

This one was an accident I was channel flipping and found it on TV! So I watched it and immediately got the book.
I read Eragon but not the rest of the series.... However my Great Uncle who watched the film has finished and loved the whole series!

Gossip Girl
Technically a tv show but I love teen dramas so I gave Gossip Girl a chance despite the fact I disliked the books.
I am the proud owner of numerous box sets and a big fan of Chuck and Blair! However the books just weren't my thing.

Vampire Diaries
 I liked L.J Smith's books when I was younger but I wasn't the biggest fan of the Vampire Diaries series. I gave the TV show a try while it was On Demand.
I absolutely love the different concepts and plots of the TV series much more than the books!


The Hunger Games
I was so determined to read the books before the film that I actually missed the film in the cinema and had to wait for the DVD release!
I really enjoyed the book and the film, I'm glad I read the book first though!

What's your take?
Do you read or watch first? Does it bother you?
Much Love!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Embrace Blog Tour: Guest Post!

EMBRACE…endless possibilities.  A new adult imprint from Entangled, launching November 11th!  It is launching with four exciting titles—Ruined, Hushed, Trouble Comes Knocking, and Definitely, Maybe In Love.You can follow them and get more information about future titles @EPEmbrace or their facebook:

Today I have Jus Accardio explaining what she finds to be the hardest part of writing Paranormal books!

It's no secret that I love paranormal books. Love reading them, love writing them. Hell, I kind of wanna live in one (preferably one with a hottie like Jax to keep me warm ;) ). But sometimes it's a little frustrating.
We've heard the saying. It's all been done before. (Bah. And now I have that song stuck on my head…) If I had to pick a hardest part of writing paranormal—of writing anything, really—it would be making each story different enough to stand out. Putting a unique spin on an old idea so that it's not stale and overdone. Look at it this way. Mashed potatoes are awesome, but you wouldn't want them every night of the week for a year, right?

So the old ideas need to be switched up. Tweaked and twisted so that they're new again. It could be as simple as giving your main character, for argument's sake we'll say a vampire detective, an odd quirk. Maybe he can't stand the sight of blood. That's certainly going to put a wrench in things since, yanno, he's a vampire. Or maybe your main character, a ghost, is afraid of the dark. Regardless of the tropes your story might have, there's always a way to change it up.
Each character has their own identity, therefore, provides endless ways to change the story. With their own set of quirks, the possibilities for creating something different are infinite. You're limited by only your own imagination. While the basic idea behind most books might not be new, there is always a way to make it fresh. What's the most unique spin you've seen put on an old idea?

About Jus 
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. 

About Ruined
 Hell is looking for a way to break loose…  
Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

Much Love!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Faster We Burn by Chelsea M. Cameron.

Katie Hallman is done with douchebags. Done with guys who treat her like crap and leave her broken. But then Stryker Grant is there anyway. With his numerous piercings and bleached hair, he’s the polar opposite of all of her past relationships, which makes him the perfect candidate.
At first, Katie just sees him as a physical escape from her previous rocky relationship, and Stryker doesn’t seem to mind just being a distraction from Katie’s problems. But soon he’s getting under her skin, peeling back layers she’d rather keep covered. She tries to make it clear that she doesn’t want a relationship, but keeps breaking her own rules.
Then a tragedy sends Katie into the only arms who are there to catch her, and she’ll realize that she needs him more than she ever thought possible. But is she ready to let herself trust another guy with her already-battered heart? Or will she push him away to protect herself from getting hurt again?

I loved Katie in Deeper We Fall and I was intrigued by her relationship with Stryker and her background.

What I loved:
Katie- I loved loved her! As I suspected she was a much more complex character than she seemed. I enjoyed seeing all the different parts of her personality reveal themselves to the other characters. I  liked how straight forward and direct she could be and how hard she worked for what she wanted. Her character growth throughout the book was well written and very interesting to read, she came across as a very strong character. I especially liked how she dealt with most things to do with Stryker in perspective, no petty misunderstanding etc. very refreshing! 
Stryker- Stryker also came into to his own and emerged as a flawed good guy. I loved how he treated Katie, playing by her rules but still keeping her guessing. He was so supportive of her and I liked how encouraging he was with regards to her future and her self confidence. The sibling dynamic between Trish and Stryker was very well written and reflective of their background- I'm hoping for a future book from Trish's point of view to explore this more. I liked how he approached Katie's family and met their disapproval and questions head on, sticking with Katie when needed. All in all a great character! 
Side cast- Again love them! It was great to see group from different point of view although I missed Will! I think the group dynamic had evolved and their friendships had deepened which made  Aud, for example, more intriguing. I loved the introduction of Strker's band friends, they were a refreshingly fun and welcoming group. I enjoyed the musical banter and impromptu sing-alongs! Allan was my favourite, he seemed like a gentle soul. Katie's family were mostly lovely. Her mother was highly critical and all around a bit controlling. Her dad, however, was the opposite more accepting, he seemed to say all the right things to Katie regarding her self image etc. Kayla was a fun addition, I really enjoyed her background storyline with Adam!
Ending- Great ending! Clear character and relationship development for both Katie and Stryker and Lottie and Zan which was good to read. It gave closure while remaining  open for more books in the series.
Timing- The rapid time progression was brilliant as it meant the relationship developed at a relatively normal pace as opposed to rapidly escalating from just met to full blown relationship!

I absolutely loved Katie and Stryker's story! I reread it all the time

Thank you to Chelsea for providing me with a review copy.
I definitely think the next Fall and Rise book will be Trish and Mickey- already looking forward to it!
Expect reviews of Chelsea's latest books this coming Friday and Monday.

Much Love!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Blog Tour: Keep Me Still by Caisey Quinn.

Scarred by loss, Layla leaves her hometown of Hope Springs, Georgia, hoping to put her painful past behind her and start over in college in California. When she runs into Landen at freshmen orientation, she has a choice to make. Reinforce those steel walls she's built up around herself or give the only boy who can keep her still a second chance.
Landen’s more than ready to tear down those walls, but this time when they come crashing down, they might bury her.
 Let You Leave:
Layla Flaherty had the perfect life, or close to it. Until a stranger gunned her parents down right in front of her, leaving her with seizure inducing PTSD. After years of trying to pass as normal and failing miserably, she resigns herself to being invisible. But new to town Landen O’Brien sees her, and he likes what he sees. Much to Layla’s surprise, he doesn’t freak out when she has a seizure in front of him. He does the exact opposite, calming her until the tremors subside. But Landen has secrets of his own. Secrets that will either bind them together or tear them apart
About the Caisey Quinn.
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at . 
Much Love!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Drift by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt.

There’s no way Lydia--oldest and most responsible of the tight-knit Rodriguez clan--is going to let her nosy family find out about the uncharacteristic work screw-up that landed her a paid suspension. To keep busy and avoid panic, she enrols in a life enrichment class. The first guest speaker is a handsome artist with a wicked smile and eyes that melt right through her.
Even the “ice princess” can’t help but feel an immediate spark that lights her blood on fire. 
Isaac Ortiz is unquestionably the sexiest man Lydia has ever met. The talented son of a famous Spanish artist, he’s constantly moving from one new glamorous city to another, working if and when the muse visits him.
He also has a stare that makes Lydia’s heart race and hands that look more than capable of making her scream with pleasure. She shouldn’t be attracted to this free-spirit who makes all his own rules--but she is.
There’s just one hiccup....Isaac is nineteen.
Lydia has lived her entire life firmly inside the box, and being with a younger man is definitely outside the safe confines she enjoys.
So why can’t she stay away from him? And why is she seriously considering his proposition to take off to a place she’s never been...just because?
When Lydia is invited back to work with a cleared name, she should be overjoyed.
But the reality is, Lydia doesn’t know what anchors her life anymore...or if she wants to be anchored at all. Should she travel the world with Isaac? Or continue down the road that she’s worked long and hard to pave for herself? Choosing one means losing the other, and Lydia isn’t sure if she’s ready to drift with the current that’s pulling her by the heart.
The last in the Sliver Strand series- so sad to see this series end.
What I loved:
Lydia- Lydia had seemed uptight and a little bit mean throughout the Sliver Strand series apart from Ties but in Drift she came into her own! As the main character her true feelings were more apparent and all her harshness of the previous books seemed to be misinterpretations. I found her to be determined, clever and witty! I liked seeing her relax and interact with her siblings in a much more emotional level than in previous books. The way she took the opportunity to take stock of her life and kept moving forward was very positive, I would have been on my sofa eating ice cream! A surprising endearing and witty lead.
Isaac- Very interesting character! I liked his varied background with the artistic influences, lots of travelling and a domineering father, it all combined to make him a well developed character. I loved his approach to his first lecture and generally his life, laid back but hard working. The showdown I anticipated with his Dad was anti-climatic yet realistic, I think he saw his father for who he really was opposed to the way his father presented himself and realised he could be the bigger man! I adored how he was with Lydia, persistent and witty to begin with and how respectful of her outlook and wishes he was regardless of his own ambitions. Another great male lead!
Sliver Strand- It's no secret that I adore Sliver Strand's community and how intertwined all their lives and backgrounds are! I've already mentioned how good it was to see Lydia getting on better with her siblings, I loved how protective Cohen was towards her. It was great to have a chance to find out more about Cece and her work and to see her bond with Lydia. She seemed like the perfect mix of Genevieve's dramatic flare and Lydia's determination, Iliked how expressive she was.  I loved Deo and Cohen's bromance as always and Deo's devotion to Judaism despite not being Jewish was both heart warming and hilarious. Cody was a welcome surprise, I liked him in Limits and it was good to see an outsider perspective on Gen and Adam and the Beckett-Rodriguez clan! I also liked the chance to get to know Mami and Papi Rodriguez more and to hear their story.
Epilogue- As much as it pained me to say goodbye to Sliver Strand the epilogue tied up all the loose ends perfectly. Each couple had grown and developed, all the side characters were mentioned or featured and a lovely toast was made! It was lovely for the Beckett-Rodriguez clan to be together getting along and happy! Looking forward to Enzo's spin off now :)
Drift was full of all my favourite Sliver Strand elements- great lead characters, amazingly well developed side cast and a simple yet well written and expanded on plot. Drift wasn't my favourite of the series but it was the perfect end!

Which Sliver Strand book is our favourite?
Much Love!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Monster Readathon TBR!

I'm hopefully halfway through this TBR by now!

A nice mix of genres and review books. I am really enjoying the challenge of fitting extra reading into my busy week!

How are you doing?
Much Love!

Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face.
Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen.
The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.

I loved the sound of the blurb and I think I caught it on offer!
First Impressions!
I liked that the book started back in High School on the night of the accident and then flashes forward to College moving in day. It really set up the characters' personalities and background.
What I loved:
Complex- The plot was very layered and complex. I loved how Zan and Lottie were connected both in the past and in the present. I liked that all the facts were slowly revealed with lots of twists and suprises. 
Lottie- I loved how firecly loyal she was to Lexie despite how different everything was, I think it showed how much of good person she was. The college situation can't have been easy especially with Zan and Zack so nearby but I liked how she just threw herself into it. Her relationship with Zan was again very complex and slow burning which I enjoyed.
Zan- I really felt for Zan as he had a lot hanging over him from being part of such an awful event. Especially after realising how long he'd liked Lottie from a far only to have the accident taint any relationship between them. I liked hid constant internal conflicts over Lottie and how he reacted to their budding relationship. Zan was such a good brother to Zack, who was obviously a completely ungrateful loser. I also loved how he made friends with Stryker and their friendship.
Side cast- So much love for the side cast! I adored Will and his 'Twindar' with Lottie. He was such an insightful and supportive brother and I loved his cute awkward approach with Audrey. Simon was a great addition to the group, he just slotted straight in with Will and Lottie and was such a witty positive character. I liked how Stryker sort of adopted Zan and listened to his story with no judgement, I was glad to hear he'd be in the next book! Katie was another character who grew throughout the book from what seemed like a cliché girly girl to a much more layered character, I loved her positivity and energy. Trish and Aud were two great additions each with their own intriguing background that I look forward to reading more about!
What I didn't love as much:
Zan's Family- I would of enjoyed seeing more of Zan's family and their personalities and perspectives of the whole situation as they felt a bit distant!
Lexie- One of the most tragic characters I think I've ever read! All of her potential and zest for life was snuffed out just because she liked the wrong guy.
Zack-  Zack seemed to have no redeeming qualities! He wasn't even nice or loyal to his family let alone anyone else!

I really enjoyed this book with it's complex plot and great characters.
Have you read any of the Fall and Rise series?
Much Love!

Monday, 11 November 2013

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand.

When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.
Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.
Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.
Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.
When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.

I loved the sound of A Risk Worth Taking but I wasn't too sure it would live up to my expectations but it did!
I really enjoyed the rural setting, I'd been looking for more rural setting since Lost and Found. I loved the isolated small town community, it made for great relationships and familiar routines for the plot development. I liked the farm work community with all the different roles and how well Summer took on her mother's role and slotted in!
Summer was a lot different than I was expecting. I liked that she took her parent's divorce as an opportunity to re-evaluate her own life goals and agenda. It wasn't the most healthy reaction to her parent's divorce but it did take her completely by surprise. As I mentioned I loved her relationship with Casey and with all the other guys on the farm, she slotted back in perfectly. I liked that she wasn't afraid to throw herself back in to farm life and embraced all the dirt etc. I liked her relationship with Ford and how he encouraged her to think and live without her rules and regulations.
Ford was another great character. I liked his outlook on life and his demeanour, he was very free spirited, however I think as he encouraged Summer to take a different outlook, he slowly realised his viewpoint was just as rigid as Summer's. Ford was very perceptive of Summer especially with regards to her initial rejection of his thoughts and outlook, he just kept offering her an alternative viewpoint.
All the side characters were well fleshed out and developed. I absolutely loved Casey, he was such a fun well meaning guy. I liked that he treated Summer like an adult and wasn't overbearing, he knew to just treat her normally and let her figure everything out. I hope to find out more about him like his backstory in a future book!

All in all a great New Adult read with well fleshed characters, a plot in which all the characters developed and grew and realistic issues.

Looking forward to more from Heather!
Much Love!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

NetGalley November Update!

10 days in to NetGalley November and it's time for an update!

I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

Newly Approved!
It Felt like a Kiss by Sarra Manning
I accidentally requested more books but I have almost made it to my goal!

How are you doing?
Much Love!

Friday, 8 November 2013

The Monster Thons Sign Up!

The Monster Read and Review-a-thons are a great chance for us all to get together, read some fabulous reads, and get to those reviews that we know have been sitting there waiting to be done for a little too long. You can read as much as you want. Review till you cannot review anymore. Whatever works best for you! In addition to the Thons, we will be hosting some fun related challenges, great prizes, and a Twitter party.

I love Readathons and I've been looking to take part in one for awhile! I love that the Monster Thons include a Reviewathon as I definitely have a lot of backlogged reviews to write up!
Readathon Goals!
  • Read at least 5 books.
  • Include at least 2 paperbacks.
  • Take part in challenges.
  • Try to tweet more!
Reviewathon Goals!
  • Write up 8 reviews.
  • Mock up any remaining reviews.
  • Update pages with links.

I will post my TBR tomorrow, so be sure to look out for it,
I'm really looking forward to getting involved with challenges, getting books read and reviews written!

What are your goals?
Much Love!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

October~ A Review.

Monthly Feature- rounds up all the books I've read, progress on challenges and monthly blogging goals!

October was a bad blogging month! A combination of covering for a work colleague and a horrible cold. I mocked up lots of posts so November should be a bumper month!
October in Numbers!
Total posts= 7
Books read= 11
Reviews Posted= 3

What I read in October!

What I reviewed!
Riptides by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt.
Sweet by Erin McCarthy.
Faking It by Cora Carmack

What I posted!
Stacking the Shelves: October!
Friday Favourites: September
Cover Reveal: For Real by Chelsea M. Cameron
September~ A Review
Did I achieve my goals?
Despite a disastrous blogging month I only missed this target by 1!
Update Pages
I start this but I need to finish up!

What I hope to achieve in November!
  • Updating- I want to do a Challenge Update post and a couple of Behind the Blog posts to finish off updating my pages!
  • Diversity- I want to keep this one up to September's standard!
  • Reviews- I want to post at least 7 as I'm planning on taking part in a Reviewathon!
  • Posts- I would like to post about 18 but I'm not sure if that's realistic!
How was your October?
Hopefully more productive than mine!
Much Love!

Monday, 4 November 2013

The Only One by Magan Vernon.

Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection – Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John “John Boy” Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.
Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she’s worked for.
Now, as Melanie struggles to pick up the pieces, she realizes that John may be the only one to put her life back together…unless he shatters it first.

The Only One completely took me by surprise. I liked Melanie and John Boy in The Only Exception so I was intrigued to see how they would go together but I wasn't prepared for such a deep and complex plot! I really enjoyed how the plot developed slowly and allowed the characters to evolve accordingly. Melanie started out as an intense character who needed to break out of her shell and grew into someone capable of accepting help and letting go. I loved John Boy in The Only Exception but he really impressed me in The Only One. I liked how he was prepared to be exactly what Melanie needed and was so supportive. His character was I loved the side cast. Melanie's family were lovely. Valerie, her sister, was perfect for when Melanie needed someone to straight with her and when she needed someone to look after her. Monica and Trey made a brilliant cameo as supportive friends and advisors. As always I loved the small college setting!

I absolutely loved the plot twists and depths and the characters!

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Did you love The Only One?
Much Love!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

NetGalley November

What is NetGalley November?
The idea is to read as many NetGalley books that month as possible. I, personally, will only be reading NetGalley books but you may feel it better to just read more NetGalley books than you normally read in a month. It’s completely up to you! Hosted by Bookish Treasures, K.Books and A Daydreamer's Thoughts.

Anyone with a NetGalley account knows how easy it is to end up with a pile of books on your dashboard!
Which is why I've signed up to NetGalley November. I currently have a feedback rating of 77.8% but I have a list of books to read/review so I'm going to get stuck in!

  • Medium- 5-10 books. At the moment I have 10 books to read so I'm hoping to read them all!
  • Try to write up reviews for at least half of the books I manage to read!
  • Hopefully participate in a Twitter chat.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Crash into You by Katie McGarry.
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott.
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
Pawn by Aimee Carter.
I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk.
Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols.
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally.
The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner.
The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry.

What are your goals?
Much Love!

Friday, 1 November 2013

The 12 NAs of Christmas Release Day!

I am so excited for the these 12 novellas. One because they are by best selling authors and two because they are Christmas themed! I've just finished Christmas Catch and the teaser below has get me adding Frosted Midnight to my TBR!

Willow needs a miracle...
Twenty-year-old Willow is a librarian in the tourist town of Bandon, Oregon. During the summer the town is bursting with interesting people from all over the world.
Two summers ago she met Austin. He was everything she ever wanted in a man: smart, funny, and gorgeous. But after eight perfect weeks he left, and she hasn't heard from him since.
Until Christmas Eve. She receives an email from Austin asking her to meet him at midnight so he can explain.
It might be a booty call, but Willow has to see him one last time, even if it's just to say good-bye

I was nineteen when I fell in love. It was that once in a lifetime kind of love, the kind of love that hit hard and didn’t let go, the kind where all I could do was think about him. Only him. Always him.
The shine in his hazel eyes and the way the corners of his eyes would crinkle when he smiled. Or the way his dark hair fell into his face when he leaned down to kiss me.
His name was Austin Merrick. He wasn’t a boy from my quaint tourist town of Bandon, Oregon. He was a man: tall, muscled. He wore cowboy boots, jeans that sat low on his tapered hips, t-shirts, and a cowboy hat that looked older than him. He had a square jaw, straight white teeth, and a mouth that could do things to my lips and my body…
He was my first time, my every time. From the moment I met him I knew I’d never have to look at another man again.
I still didn’t know why he came to Bandon, but from the moment he walked into the library where I worked, came over to my desk, and asked for my opinion on a good book, I was a goner. Yes, it was love at first sight. And I didn’t regret it.
He was in my life for eight weeks, eight flawless weeks. And then he left. Without a good-bye. Just rolled over, kissed me tenderly, walked out of my bedroom, and never came back.
My heart broke that day, splintered into a million pieces.

I definitely want to read this one!

The Other 11!
Off The Market by Magan Vernon
Etta Davis must decide if a second chance with an old flame is worth taking her house, and her heart, off the market

Brave by  Zoe Dawson.
His heart was closed, his emotions buried, he was a man on the edge of self-destructing. This Christmas, snowbound in Colorado little did he know that courage would be found in another searching for the strength to be brave.

Cross Country Christmas by Tiffany King
A hilarious, heart warming Christmas tale about finding love in the least likely situation.
Christmas Catch by Chelsea Cameron.
She swore she was never going back to the tiny fishing village she came from. So did he. But when they’re both dragged back to Saltwater, Maine, they might realize it’s where they belong. Together…

 A Little Christmas Romance by H.M. Ward.
A sexy and sweet holiday treat.

Warmth In Ice by A. Meredith Walters
Clay and Maggie struggle to build a future while overcoming the demons of their past. And during the heat of a Florida Christmas they are reminded that theirs is a love worth fighting for.

If I Return by Sawyer Bennett
What was supposed to be a quiet Christmas holiday turns into a life changing event for Hope and Jack. The only problem? Jack is headed off to war, and there is no guarantee he will come back.

Wide Spaces by Shelly Crane
When they found each other, they knew that life had given them a second chance. But a life together that saved them will become a life they think is lost forever.

Winter Kisses by Addison Moore
Having a one-night stand with your ex is never easy. She thinks its revenge sex. He thinks its make-up sex. Things can only go wrong from here.

All For You by Marquita Valentine
The only thing West Diaz wants for Christmas is McKenzie Walsh's forgiveness, but she's not ready to make nice, until, that is, he willingly humiliates himself in public to prove he's not the same guy who bullied her in high school. But can one simple act overcome years of torment?

A Season For Hope by Sarra Cannon
After a devastating breakup, Bailey Houston just wants to give up on life. But can sexy med-student Judd Kohler teach her that Christmas really is a season for hope?

I think they all sound great but my favourite one is A Season for Hope because I've really enjoyed the Fairhope series!
What's yours?
Much Love!