Friday, February 27, 2015

Tessa Bailey's Need Me Cover Reveal!

Need Me
By: Tessa Bailey
Series: Broke and Beautiful #2
ISBN: 9780062369086
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
I am excited to share with you the unveiling of Tessa Bailey's upcoming title Need Me. But first...

What is the Book About?

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey, comes the next fun and sexy novel in her Broke and Beautiful trilogy!
“How did this tweed-wearing English professor turn out to be my dirtiest hero ever? Cause he really is.”--Tessa Bailey

When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey’s sole focus is a medical degree...until she sees newly-minted Professor, Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous, young English professor and vows to find a crack his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

While at an off campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding southern belle...and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can’t stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden…yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can’t stay away from Honey.

And when his attempts to fight their attraction nearly ruin the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.
Without further ado...

Jennifer Ryan's At Wolf Ranch--an amazing start a new series!

At Wolf Ranch
By Jennifer Ryan
Series: Montana Men #1
ISBN: 9780062334893
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books
Reviewed from: an eARC provided by the publisher--Thank You Avon!

What is the Book About?

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.
Ella Wolf rushes to her family’s abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she’s next…unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be…
As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it’s too late?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Wedding Band by Cara Connelly Blog Tour **Giveaway**

The Wedding Band
By Cara Connelly

Series: Save the Date #3
ISBN: 9780062282385
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Reviewed from: an eARC provided by the publisher--thank you Avon!
Purchase Notes: I have since purchased a copy for myself

What is the Book About?

Fans of Rachel Gibson and Jennifer Ryan can rejoice in Cara Connelly's Save the Date series. It's the most secretive celebrity wedding of the year, and Christine Case is going to be there! No-nonsense journalist Christine Case still believes a newspaper should inform, not entertain. But when Chris's biggest story blows up in her face, she's out of a job unless she does the one thing she's sworn never to do—infiltrate a celebrity wedding and write an exposé on the happy couple. A-list heartthrob Dakota Rain loathes the press. So when he hosts his equally famous brother's wedding at his Beverly Hills estate, keeping the vultures at bay is Dakota's top priority—until he meets the sultry singer in the wedding band. Posing as a singer is no problem for Chris, but when Dakota talks her into a private-island getaway, the hot days—and sizzling nights—make it impossible to go on deceiving him. But what will happen when the media-hating movie star discovers the woman he's falling for is really an undercover reporter?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Heroines: a Difficult List to Name

brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish


What makes a great heroine? Perhaps someone who sacrifices themselves for the greater good or someone who stands up for their beliefs in face of opposition? Someone who make a fantastic role model for those still finding themselves? 

It took me a bit to really decide on a list. Some were quite easy and other spots I struggled with to fill as nothing was popping into my head. Most of these I have read this past year, if not the last two years. 

Diana from the All Souls Trilogy

Hands down one of my most favorite series and characters, Diana is the epitome of a heroine in my opinion. I am so happy this has been picked up by BBC to made into a television series. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems

brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish

Book Related Problems I Have

1) Reader's Hangover: Ugh those books that just destroy me (but I wouldn't have it any other way)

2) Broken Spines: I cannot stand it when book spines get broken--it should be a punishable crime

Friday, February 13, 2015

Rebound by Noelle August Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

By Noelle August
ISBN: 9780062331090
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow
Reviewed from a copy provided by the publisher--thank you William Morrow!

What is the Book About?

Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.

At Boomerang, one night can change everything…

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2015 Contemporary Reading Challenge

Hosted by The Book Vixen

It is no secret (at least I do not think it is) that I enjoy reading romance novels. Be it for adult, new adult or young adult audiences, I enjoy escaping away with one. This challenge is aimed at reading contemporary romances, so those that take place in current times.

My goal for this challenge is for a Home Run:16-20 books this year.  I'll track my progress below.

Full House Reading Challenge

Hosted by Book Date

I loved playing Bingo when I was younger and a reading challenge surrounding filling a bingo board is a great way to track my reading progress this year. :) To do this one, you have to check in quarterly. 

365 Days of YA Reading Challenge

Sarah from What Sarah Read and Kate from Literary Kate have taken inspiration from Epic Read's 365 Days of YA infographic. While I won't be able to keep up with reading one book a day (unfortunately), I am hoping to read several titles from each month's selections. I will record my progress below. 

The Hub Reading Challenge

YALSA's The Hub Reading Challenge asks readers to read or listen to 25 titles from the following:
  • YALSA Award Winners and Honors for the current year
  • The selection lists' Top Ten Titles
  • YA titles honored by Schneider Family Book Award
  • YA titles honored by Stonewall Book Award
I am going to do my best to finished this challenge up by the deadline--Sunday, June 21st. 

Here are the list of the books needed to be read for this challenge:

Alex Award Winners:

  1. All the Light We Cannot See written by Anthony Doerr
  2. Bellweather Rhapsody written by Kate Racculia 
  3. Bingo's Run written by James A. Levine
  4. Confessions written by Kanae Minato
  5. Everything I Never Told You written by Celeste Ng
  6. Lock In written by John Scalzi
  7. The Martian written by Andy Weir
  8. The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice written by Zak Ebrahim 
  9. Those Who Wish Me Dead written by Michael Koryta
  10. Wolf in White Van written by John Darnielle

Edwards Award:

Sharon Draper won the Edwards Award this year for these titles:
  1. Tears of a Tiger
  2. Forged by Fire
  3. Darkness before Dawn
  4. The Battle of Jericho
  5. November Blues
  6. Copper Sun

Wendy Higgins' Sweet Temptation Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

I am sure you have heard by now that Wendy Higgins has more Kaidan Rowe for us, in the form a book from his point of view!! Today, Ms. Higgins is revealing the amazing cover. Without further ado Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Review: Be a Changemaker by Laurie Ann Thompson

Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters
By Laurie Ann Thompson
ISBN: 9781582704647
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Reviewed from: a copy provided by the publisher—Thank You Simon Pulse!
Purchase Note: I have purchased a copy of this book for my library

What is This Book About?

Perhaps you have felt that drive, you know the one in which you want to do something. Perhaps you saw something on the news that has made you to want to spur into action or perhaps you see a need in your hometown that you think you can fill. However, you are at a lost as to where to begin. Enter Be a Changemaker. Thompson guides readers through the thought process from researching your ideas, to money matters and working with the media.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review: Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry

Sweet Surprise
By Candis Terry
ISBN: 9780062351135
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Reviewed from: an eARC provided by Avon--Thank you!

"Every time I leave here, I remember the way you feel in my arms. Your taste. Your delicious scent. The way you moan when I kiss you." (quote from ARC)

What is This Book About? 

Fiona has a lot to be grateful in her life--she has an adorable daughter and is genuinely friends with her ex-husband, Jackson. Pursuing her dream of opening up a cupcake shop, she cannot of a better location than Sweet, Texas. Her ex-husband, lives there along with most of his extended family. Fiona found the perfect place for both her cupcake shop and a home for her daughter to thrive. On the move to Sweet, she ends up in a horrific car accident. Little did she know her life was about to change, again.