Tuesday, August 4, 2015

TBR Tuesdays #12

TBR Tuesday # 12

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.

This week for me its:

Beautiful Oblivion

by Jamie McGuire

Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. 

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. 

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

Beautiful Disaster was one of the first new adult contemporary romances I ever read. It was absolutely amazing. If you haven't read it, MUST READ! After such a stellar debut, I can't wait to read the story of this Maddox brother!


Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.

Monday, August 3, 2015

New series from author Chloe Neill: The Veil!!!!

If you are anything like me, I'm a huge Chicagoland Vampire fan! When I heard there would be another urban fantasy series from Chloe, I was super stoked! Well, tomorrow is the day!!!! The Veil, first in the Devil's Isle series, is now available for pre-order and releases tomorrow!

Seven years ago, the Veil that separates us from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.
Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused…
Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack — in full view of the French Quarter — Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs—even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.
As more and more Sensitives fall prey to their magic, and unleash their hunger on the city, Claire and Liam must work together to save New Orleans, or else the city will burn…

I just want to start by saying what a fan I am of Chloe Neill and her Chicagoland Vampire series! When I found out she was writing a new series, I was thrilled!
Okay, so I'm not a fan of dystopian, or whatever you would categorize this book as.  So, I wasn't sure about this book. Nevertheless, since this was Chloe Neill, I had to give it a try.
The story started off a little slow, but I understand that the characters and the world building had to be created first. This book was basically the set-up of the series, a get to know the characters and environment they exist in.
Once the story really got going, then WOW! It was fantastic! The New Orleans the author created was well done. The plot was creative, and it has a lot of potential as a series.
I loved all the characters. I really liked Liam and Claire the most. Claire is sassy and has a strong moral compass. Liam is just the sexy bad boy. 
The biggest thing I felt this story was lacking, was romance. I'm used to a little more romance in my Chloe Neill books. There was almost none in this book, besides a little bit of tension between the two main characters.
Overall, this is another hit from Chloe Neill. I'm giving the first installment, The Veil, four glittery stars! 

The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter THE VEIL Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs July 27 through August 7 on Chloe’s web site.

What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?

  • Fleur de Lis Amulet Pendant Necklace from New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • THE VEIL 5″x5″ cloth screenwipe
  • THE VEIL tote bag
  • THE VEIL bookmark, sticker, and pen
  • Chicagoland Vampires bookmark, sticker, pen, key-chain, and lanyard

Let's sweeten the pot! Here is another giveaway for those of you who might not be the lucky winner for the Grand Prize. Boosh!!!

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Find The Veil at any of the remaining blog tour stops!

Monday, August 3 – Dark Faerie Tales (Deadly Destinations Event) | Creative House Blog | True Bookies Review | Andrea Heltsley

Tuesday, August 4 – Reed’s Reads & Review | The Saucy Wenches | My Lifes, Loves and Passion

Wednesday, August 5 – Bad Bird Reads

Thursday, August 6 – Booklovers for Life | Spines & Covers

Friday, August 7 – The Book Nympho (Stomp v. Romp)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

July recap

I read 13 books in July! It was a little bit of a slow reading month for me, but I started a new venture that has taken some time away from reading. 

I enjoyed The Devil You Know, it was good, just very unrealistic. The Zellie Wells trilogy was good, but I was a little disappointed with the third book. Dark Hope was okay, just dealt with some serious issues that distracted from the paranormal goodness.

However, Shattered Blue was FANTASTIC! It was my favorite read this month. 

A few other good books I read this month, were: The Veil by Chloe Neill, Spellbinder by C.C. Hunter, Seven Years by Dannika Dark, Breathe by Kelley Harvey, Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley, House of Royals by Keary Taylor, and Beauty and the Werewolf by Kristin Miller.

What did you read in July????

Sunday Swoon #10

Today, I get to share a few snippets from a book I love! no spoilers!

I chose Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger. I was super surprised by how much I liked this book! It was interesting and supernatural and romantic. I highly recommend it!


Vane Weston should have died in the category-five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past - except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian - Vane's guardian - and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, Audra and Vane start to realize that the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.


“You deserve to be happy," he whispers. "No matter what you think or what you did. you deserve to be happy.”
Shannon Messenger, Let the Sky Fall


“We were two broken, incomplete people. Now we're one. No one will ever understand me the way she will. No one will ever understand her the way I will.”
Shannon Messenger, Let the Sky Fall   

"Screw the oath." I lean in until I feel her breath against my face, then I stop. I don't want to rush her. "You've done enough for them. You're protecting me. Who cares about the rest?"

"I do." She closes her eyes,and her jaw quivers. "I swore to get you safely through this-and I will. And then you'll return with the Gales and meet your betrothed."

"They can take their betrothal and shove it. I want you."

Audra and Vane

Shannon Messenger, Let the Sky Fall  

“Parents: Perfecting ways to humiliate their children since the dawn of time.”
Shannon Messenger, Let the Sky Fall  

“Stepping into a tornado screams This is the dumbest thing you will ever do.”
Shannon Messenger, Let the Sky Fall  

What are you reading?

What book do you love?