Archive | May 2017

Keeping Kyler: Blitz + Giveaway

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Keeping Kyler by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blitz runs from 30 May till 5 June. You can see the tour schedule here.

Keeping KylerKeeping Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #3)

by Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: 30 May, 2017

Blurb:

Nothing or no one will keep them apart…

Kyler Kennedy is in the wind.

Shocked and upset, he has taken off on a solo mission—to track down his mom’s ex and demand answers.

Faye understands what it’s like to have your world turned upside down. Determined to support her boyfriend, she gives chase. Yet nothing could prepare her for the ugly truth. Ky has always been plagued with inner demons, and as he falls apart, Faye finally discovers what he’s been hiding from her—from everyone.

When serious accusations arise, Kyler’s future hangs in the balance. But Kennedys stick together in times of crisis, and they rally around him now.

At least there is nothing to prevent Faye and Ky from being together. They go public with their relationship, but not everyone is thrilled for them. Enemies reappear, and fresh battle lines are drawn, but Faye is ready to fight back.

No one is taking her new family from her.

Especially not a manipulative ex.

With time running out for Kyler, Faye takes matters into her own hands.

But when you play with fire, you risk getting burned.

You can find Keeping Kyler on Goodreads

You can buy Keeping Kyler on Amazon

Keeping Kyler Teasers:

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Previous books in this series!

Finding Kyler

Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.

Finding Kyler is the first book in the Kennedy Boys series! You can add Finding Kyler to your to-read list on Goodreads

Buy your copy of Finding Kyler on Amazon for only $0.99!

Losing Kyler

Can you truly lose someone if they don’t want to be found?

Losing Kyler is the second book in the Kennedy Boys series.

You can find Losing Kyler on Goodreads

You can buy Losing Kyler on Amazon

SiobhanAbout the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

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Goodreads

Amazon

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Giveaway

There is a giveaway during the book blitz for Keeping Kyler. The giveaway is open International. These are the prizes you can win:

– a $10 Amazon gift card

– a signed paperback copy of Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis

– a paperback copy of Fallen Crest High by Tijan

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:

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Have you started this series?

Review: Puddle

Title: Puddle

Author: A. Renee Hunt

Date of Publication: September 16th, 2014

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Goodreads Summary:

Urban legends are told every day. We hear them and laugh, then they’re forgotten. If you live in the town of DeSoto, you can’t forget. Every autumn rain, there’s a reminder of something sinister, something deadly. If you aren’t safe in your home or traveling by car, you’re not long for this world. Every puddle could be an illusion, a trap for something waiting below. Be careful in the rain, especially when walking through a puddle.

My Review:

Puddles? Yes, you know after it rains, those tiny bodies of water! One would think let me splash in that with both of my feet… well not after reading this book. This was an awesome short story.

The MC Quinn was really likable, and I could connect with her even with the story’s length being short. She felt real, and I liked the bond between her and her friend Max.

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Now, when the action comes into play with the whole puddles situation, you wonder so is there something in the puddle or is it all talk? Well, once those hands get going, the creep factor sets in. The story left me wanting more, and I want to know more about these puddle people. This is an excellent short story that everyone should pick up and read. You might start avoiding puddles after reading! Book 2 please!

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Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Date of Publication: May 2, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

My Review:

So, first off loved this book! Sarah J. Maas just has a way of sucking me in with all her characters. Pretty much the bond between Rhysand and Feyre is the heart of this book, but there is loads of action, character building, and I could visualize each and every one of her sentences.

Characters… Rhysand is so my number one, but Azriel, Cassian, Nesta, Mor, Elain, Lucien, Amren… Each of them has their own specific personality, and I care about each one differently as if they were my own. It’s hard for me to connect to characters like I have here.

There is action, and I’m not going to lie, I was scared in some of the book, not knowing what was going to happen to everyone. I’m not going to spoil anything, so read it. I am so anxious to know who is going to be at the center of narrating in book four because there are a few that I definitely want to hear from first!

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Have you started this series yet? Who are you hoping to narrate book 4?

 

Review: The Goblins of Bellwater

Title: The Goblins of Bellwater

Author: Molly Ringle

Date of Publication: October 1st, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

A new novel inspired by Christina Rossetti’s eerie, sensual poem, “Goblin Market”.

Four neighbours encounter sinister enchantments and a magical path to love in a small, modern-day Puget Sound town, where a fae realm hides in the woods and waters…

Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.

Then Kit starts dating Livy, and Skye draws Kit’s cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods. Skye and Grady are doomed to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever, unless Livy, the only one untainted by enchantment, can unravel the spell by walking a dangerous magical path of her own.

My Review:

I actually didn’t finish this one, but I did make it 64%, so I feel like that is far enough in to sort of write a review, but I’m not rating it. I also feel like plenty of you people will love it.

My issue was I thought it was going to be more of a fantasy novel, and I saw the word goblins and read the plot, and I was all for it. This book itself runs more like a contemporary romance with goblins in the background which a lot of people may like that more. I, however, wanted more goblins. Since I didn’t finish it maybe there is more? I don’t really know.

Where my goblins at?

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The writing itself is really well done, and the author describes things perfectly, but I just thought I should warn anyone in advance that romance is the main focus. I usually like an equal mixture. I also need to read this Goblin Market poem and see what that’s all about!

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Have you read the Goblin Market poem?

Giveaway Time!

I am giving away a copy of Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault on Goodreads if you guys would like to enter!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault

by Candace Robinson

Giveaway ends June 10, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Anyone have any good ideas for future giveaways?

Loving Kalvin: Cover & Blurb Reveal

Today is the cover and blurb reveal for Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis! This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Loving KalvinLoving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys #4)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: July 2017

Blurb:

A second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.

Lana

I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn’t listen to reason. I didn’t care. Because I loved him so much.

Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.

Until he destroyed it.

Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones.

So, I ran.

From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality.

But I could only run so far.

When he reappears in my life, I’m terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions.

Never mind that I still love him and want him so badly—there’s too much at stake now.

How can I trust him with the biggest secret of all when he’s likely to rip my world apart again?

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Lana was always far too good for me. Everyone knew it but her.

I tried to stay away, but I was weak.

And I hurt her.

Crushed her until she barely resembled herself. Forced her to follow a path she would never have willingly chosen.

And then she was gone.

And my world has never felt as empty, as lonely.

She begged me to stay away. Not to find her. To forget she ever existed.

But that’s like asking me to slice my heart in two and toss half aside.

I’ve never believed in fate, but when I rock up to the University of Florida, I’m ready to eat my words.

Because she’s here. Like I hoped she would be. And I’m determined to prove I deserve a second chance.

You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads.

You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon

It will be available to read with Kindle Unlimited once released.

Previous books in this series

Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler

The first three books have to be read in order. The books after that can be read as a standalone and have a HEA and no cliffhanger. The Kennedy Boys series is free to read in Kindle Unlimited and book one Finding Kyler is currently available for only 0.99$ on Amazon

SiobhanAbout the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Google +

Instagram

Goodreads

Amazon

Kennedy Boys Newsletter

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What do you think of the cover?

“When The Future Comes Too Soon: The Malayan Series Book Two” by Selina Siak Chin Yoke.

 

Last year I was able to review Selina Siak Chin Yoke’s first novel that followed the entrepreneurial Chye Hoon. Mei Foong, Chye Hoon’s Chinese daughter-in-law, is the star of this book, and it is every inch the powerful female tale the first installment was.

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You ever feel like you’ve lost your voice? Not literally, but have you found yourself in situations in which you could have fought back, but had to swallow it instead? This is not an uncommon situation for women, ancient and modern. And it is the underlying struggle of our heroine.

Her journey to know that she and what she thinks matters is heart-breaking and set against the problems of an occupied population. WWII has brought Japanese to take over Malaya, and their previous occupants, the British, have fled. Violence, bombs, poverty become everyday predators, and Mei Foong weathers these like a mother would, like a warrior. And against all of that, this is her story of slow rising and realization.

I’d recommend this is any historical fiction fan, especially since Malaysian tales are in short supply. All the details will transport you to the land where the sun can heat your hair warm to the touch in the early afternoons in no time at all.

But, more than that, this should be read by women who have felt silenced. Silenced by fate, by bad company, by circumstance. I was moved to crying twice while reading it, and that is not something that often happens. The previous book, too, contained such painfully familiar trauma that you can’t help but weep. But that is a good thing and the mark of a story that is telling something important.

Don’t miss this one.

It bears mentioning that you won’t be lost if you grab this novel first before book one. “When the Future Comes Too Soon” can stand on its own without any trouble. It was extra special to read the continuing story of this amazing family when I recognized a few of the memories, but I think you could start with either.

With book one, I found a quote from the text that really summed up the feeling of the story, the impact it had on me. So, I’ll do the same here, with book two.

“I know now that I was simply pretending. I pretended to be strong and, in the act of pretending, discovered a reservoir of strength I never realised I had.” -Mei Foong

 

 

Erika

http://www.writeathomemothering.blogspot.com