Thursday, September 03, 2015


You all know I gush about The River of Time Series. It is one of my TOP THREE ALL TIME favorite series. IT IS ON SALE!!! 

WATERFALL is FREE today in all e-formats, and CASCADE and TORRENT are only $1.99 each! 

Take a flying leap into the River of Time for only $3.98!!


Waterfall Overview:
What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Lisa T. Bergren Giveaway!!!

My good friend and author, Lisa T. Bergren, is hosting her own giveaway in honor of The Remnants now in nationwide grocery store shelves :) 

Just snap a pic, post the pic on social media and enter the Rafflecopter form and you could win $100 grocery gift certificate and/or books!

In the first book of the new futuristic dystopian series from author Lisa T. Bergren, the chosen remnants must work to redirect humanity’s course.


Andriana is a Remnant, gifted as an empath and one of the Ailith, destined to act as humanity’s last shield against the horrors that now plague those who remain.

After years of training in stealth and warfare, Andriana and her Knight protector, Ronan, are finally ready to answer the Call and begin the life they were designed for. But as they embark with the other Remnants on the first of their assignments, they quickly discover that the world beyond their protected Valley is more dangerous than they imagined.

The Sons of Sheol will stop at nothing to prevent Dri and Ronan from rescuing anyone sympathetic to the Remnants’ cause. And as the Remnants battle the demonic forces, still other enemies close in. Dangers intensity, but so do Dri’s feelings for Ronan–the one emotion she is not meant to feel. In the midst of their mission, Andriana must find a way to master her feelings. Or risk compromising everything . . .

Bestselling author Lisa T. Bergren presents the first book in her new YA futuristic dystopian series—The Remnants Novels—fitting in with the current dystopian trend in the marketplace.

Be With Me by Jennifer Armentrout just 99 Cents!!

Be With Me, book two in the Wait For Me series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is ON SALE for just .99 cents on!!! Limited time so make sure you get your copy! Here's the link:

Overview: Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

Wendy Higgins LIVE Chat & Giveaway!!!

There will be International and U.S. giveaways during Wendy Higgins' Twitter chat at @Wendy_Higgins thursday night!!!  Please join us at 8pm Eastern when the hashtag is revealed. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

3.8 stars for #Poser by Cambria Hebert

3.8 stars for #Poser by Cambria Hebert
Rounded to 4

Genres:NA, College, social Issues, Rape, Family Drama, Sports, Romance, Recovery, Suspense

Posers gonna pose

I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.

I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.

I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. 

The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.

They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be. 

I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.

When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am. 

It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.

How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?

I didn’t start any of this.

I never asked for it.

But it came knocking at my door. 

When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.

I open the door. 

Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.

Bite Size Review:
I have never gave a Hashtag book lower than 5, but I had a problem with how they handled the subject matter. And for the first time in my blogging career, I'm using a spoiler. Why? Because I feel the subject matter is actually life threatening. 
Let me explain after ****
Rape is serious. Mentally ill psychopaths are dangerous. Not reporting a crime IS a crime. It is not love to hide it. Not only are you hurting the one who won't get justice and peace, but you leave that sick individual out there to do it again to someone else! In this book, he goes after the same girl, but he could have done this to someone else. 

Let me repeat that. 

Not reporting the rape gives the rapist the freedom to do it again. To the same person, another, or a multitude of others. 

The car chase in the end?!? If he had knowledge, he should have called 911 before or while trying to follow him. It seemed like very juvenile behavior and incredibly stupid. I had a hard time reading it because they had to know he wouldn't be in a mental hospital forever. Plus, she needed help and lying is not the answer. 

There were just several issues that didn't sit well with me. I still love the overall book, but I feel they need to move away from Missy and the characters need to handle crisis with more brains. My kids know to contact police and they are in grade school.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bite Size Review: 5 stars for Until Friday Night

5 stars for Until Friday Night 
by Abbie Glines

Published: August 25,2015

Genres: Death, recovery, sports (Football), social issues, grief, high school, romance

My Bite Size Review:
Abbie Glines thoughtfully and organically handled the processes of grief. Both sudden, violent death and a slow, agonizing deaths were handled with care and provided the reader with insight and left me personally gutted. Brilliantly written.

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Today's Reading: Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking

Cast out by her kingdom and far from home, she's the Kanin people's only hope.

Bryn Aven - unjustly charged with murder and treason - is on the run. The one person who can help is her greatest enemy, the enigmatic Konstantin Black. Konstantin is her only ally against those who have taken over her kingdom and threaten to destroy everything she holds dear. But can she trust him?

As Bryn fights to clear her name, the Kanin rulers’ darkest secrets are coming to light… and now the entire troll world is on the brink of war. Will it tear Bryn from Ridley Dresden, the only guy she’s ever loved? And can she join forces with Finn Holmes and the Trylle kingdom? One thing is certain: an epic battle is underway—and when it’s complete, nothing will ever be the same…

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Just got my hands on Every Last Breath

Just got my hands on Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout. In my favorite place, the library. Feels weird reading an outside book but I had to stop at Barnes & Noble...

Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mail call! dropping everything to read The Heart of Betrayal

Oh happy day! The mailman may have shoved the package into my mailbox so badly I had an aneurism but do not fret, the book wasn't damaged. Whew. I have been waiting for The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson with great anticipation so, without further delay, I now head dive into this new luscious novel. 

Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bite size 5 Star review of The Summer After You & Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

The Summer After You & Me
By: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski 

Published: May 1, 2015 by sourcebooks fire
Genres: YA, Contemporary Romance, Recovery, Hurricane Sandy, Natural Disaster, Social issues, Marine Biology/Sea Life, Family & Friend Drama, Philosophical 

Rating: 5 stars

Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it's not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?

This book was so balanced. It was like surfing a wave: the freshness of the plot, the tension in the character dynamics, the excitement of emotional suspense and the satisfaction and joy of a solid ride. No one else has written a book from this perspective about Hurricane Sandy, and it will open many eyes. What I love is the gloriously harmonious mixture of natural disaster, marine life, family drama, romance and deep psychological/philosophical thought. I can't think of a more perfect summer read. Or anytime of the year read for that matter. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


The lovely and talented Cora Cormack has some HUGE news to share on her site! I won't spill the beans except to say........ There are MORE books coming :) dances in living room, clapping hands like a seal...

Just click on the link to find out all the delicious details!!!

What I've been doing all week!

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I did land in Marathon Key Florida though! I had family arrive to visit as soon as I got back. Now that everyone has left, I'll be posting reviews from what I read on the trip. Hope you are having a great summer! (Or Winter for you in the Lower Hemisphere ����)

If you haven't visited the Florida Keys, I highly recommend it! There are great deals to be had, and two airports in the keys along with Miami International just an hour's drive away. Beautiful views, great book, what more do you need?! 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Snack Size Review: 5 stars to The Start of You and Me by Emery Lord

The Start of Me and You
By: Emery Lord

Published: March 31, 2015 by Bloomsbury
Genres: YA, Contemporary Romance, High School, Death, Recovery, Social Issues, Realistic Fiction, Family Drama

Technically 4.6 rounded to 5

Following her pitch-perfect debut Open Road Summer, Emery Lord pens another gorgeous story of best friends, new love, & second chances.

Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics, The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

Snack Size Review:
I loved Emery's debut novel, Open Road Summer. Her second book was just as brilliant. Paige is our main character, and she is still reeling from the death of her first boyfriend. I must say, it would have been more believable if they had been friends or dated for a longer time. It surprised me how horrifically and completely devastated she was. Granted, the people around her, save her trusty BFFs, were compounding the problems.

Overall I thought it an organic, filling read. It deals with several issues very well and I started to get a real emotional pull a few chapters in. Well done.