Sunday, November 29, 2015

Guest of the Month

This month, I decided to participate in Emily's Guest of the Month Blog ( and was paired with the wonderful Wren! So without further ado, here is the amazing and wonderful Wren!

5 reasons that prove that I am the most awkward person ever when I'm not blogging

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Getting Ready for that Truthwitch Hype!

So Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is really taking over twitter! I feel like everywhere I go I'm always seeing stuff about Truthwitch and how amazing it is or just general hype about its release date on January 5th this coming year. So as of today, that means that we have 44 days until it finally hits stores! Now I have not been one of the lucky ones to receive an ARC of this book nor have I gotten onto a street team for it. However, that does not mean that I am not insanely excited for this book or that I have not come up with my own ways to show my excitement and support for it.

I am a part of the Clanless clan on Twitter, which basically consists of some amazing fellow book people who are not officially a part of the Truthwitch Street Team but yet are still hopefuls to become a part of it. We are hoping to do something to show our love and support of Truthwitch as a group and while we are still figuring out ideas of what we want to do, I figured a blog post was in order on my end of things.

I know that there are quite a few of us who have not received a Truthwitch ARC and are patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the book to release so we can devour it! But what do we do in the mean time? How do we fill that gap?

Well, with other books of course! So I thought I would post a list of books that have been filling that gap for me.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pocket Letter Tutorial and Giveaway

So thanks to the wonderful Andi (@andiABCs) at Andi's ABCS, I have attempted my first ever pocket letter and I've fallen in love! Andi started up a project for bloggers to get together and send some pocket letter love to each other. I absolutely love making cards and sometimes even doing scrapbook pages but had yet to attempt a pocket letter. So when I saw the sign-ups for this project I just knew that I had to be a part of it. One of the requirements for this project, is that at least 2 of the pockets need to be book related. This can really equate to anything, a quote, a picture of the book cover, a book related drawing, etc. Anything so long as 2 of the pockets are related to books.

I got paired with the awesome Stefani (@StefaniSloma)and began trying to think of different ways that I could go about this pocket letter. I went on pintrest and pinned as much as I could find for different ways to design the pockets as well as different goodies to include in it. And slowly, I began working on my first ever pocket letter. I knew that this first one was not going to be the one I would send out to Stefani, but rather one for me to start with and get an idea of how I might work with these nine small pockets.

Once I was finished, I asked around on Twitter to see if anyone would be interested in this tutorial and was so happy to see that quite a few people would love to see me post my pocket letter tutorial. So here I am with pictures and all ready to describe my process and some things that might help you with your own pocket letter!

  At the bottom of this post, you can find out how you can enter to win this pocket letter!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Seven Nights to Surrender Launch Day Blitz

Seven Nights to Surrender Launch Day Blitz

About the Book:
SEVEN NIGHTS TO SURRENDER by Jeanette Grey (November 3, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback; Art of Passion #1)
By day, he'll show her a side of Paris not found in any guidebook. By night, he'll introduce her to a passion beyond her wildest dreams. In this sensuous story of indulgence and desire, Jeanette Grey delivers one of the most romantic reads of the year and proves why she is fast becoming a must-read star.

Kate arrives in Paris hoping to find inspiration. Instead she finds Rylan. In a swirl of stolen kisses and hot, tangled sheets, Kate is quickly swept away by the sexy stranger, longing to surrender to his expert touch. With Rylan, nothing is forbidden-except the truth.

An American ex-pat worth millions, Rylan never flaunts his fortune. Rather, he guards his identity from everyone, especially women. No strings, no commitments, no complications. But the second his lips taste Kate's soft, sweet skin, everything changes. For the first time, Rylan has found someone to share his every want and need. Yet he knows that secrets stand between them. To keep her, he'll need to confess the truth before it's too late . . . even if doing so could mean losing Kate forever.

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Kate stayed firmly planted in her seat as he offered to help her up. Trying her best to appear unaffected, she arched one eyebrow. "Does this usually work for you?"
The guy didn't pull his hand back or in any other way appear to alter his strategy, and Kate had to give him points for that. "Yes, actually."
The sad truth was, his offer was beyond tempting. The attention was nice, especially after her self-esteem had been beaten down the way it had in the past year. Hell, in the past twenty-two. It wouldn't hurt to have someone who spoke fluent French showing her around, either. That he was as attractive as he was just made the deal sweeter.
"Not working so well on you, then?" he asked as she considered him.
"Not so far."
His smile only widened. "Good. I like a girl who's hard to crack." Standing up straighter, he held his palms out at his sides. "Come on, what have you got to lose?"
"I'd say my wallet, but that's already gone."
"See? Low stakes. Listen, you don't trust me." That was an understatement. Was there a man left on Earth that she did? "I don't blame you. Devilishly handsome man wanders into a café and buys you a drink without asking? Offers to show you around town? Very suspicious."
"So let's make this safe. You said you wanted to see the Louvre? Let's go to the Louvre. I'll show you all my favorites, and then if I haven't murdered you by supper time, you let me take you someplace special. Someplace no guide book in the world would
ever recommend."
She was really running out of reasons to say no. It was a good plan, this one. They'd be in a public place. She'd have time to feel him out a little more. And if he wasn't too much of a psycho, well, everyone had to eat, didn't they?
Still, she kept up her air of skepticism. She rather liked all his efforts to convince her. "I don't even know your name."
The way his dimples shone when he lifted up one corner of his mouth was completely unfair. Extending his hand again, he offered, "Rylan. Pleased to make your acquaintance."
Rylan. That was unusual. She liked it.
"Kate," she volunteered in return, and with no more real excuse not to, she accepted the handshake, slipping her palm into his. Warm fingers curled around hers, his thumb stroking the side of her hand, and oh. The rake. He bent forward as he tugged on her hand, twisting ever so slightly so he could press his lips to the back of her palm.
"I'll bet you are." But her pulse was racing faster, and the kiss felt like it seared all the way to her spine.
This man was dangerous.
He straightened up but he didn't let go. Sweeping his other arm toward the door, he asked, "So?"
She hummed to herself as she gazed up at him, as if there was any question of what she was going to do. His blue eyes sparkled, like he already knew her answer, too.
"Well." She rose from her seat, feeling taller than usual. More powerful. Maybe it
was all the flattery of a guy like this hitting on her. Maybe it was the headiness of making this kind of a decision. Either way, it made her straighten her shoulders and insert a little sway into the movement of her hips.
"Lead on," she said.
He didn't let go of her hand. "That's what I was hoping you'd say." With a squeeze of her fingers, he took a step toward the door. "Let's go look at some art."
External pressures aside, she had come to Paris to be inspired by beauty. She could find it on the walls of a famous museum. And she could find it in the lines of this man's shoulders and throat. The latter might not have been what she'd had in mind when she'd set out, but what was a little bit of a diversion?
You couldn't find yourself without taking a couple of side trips, after all.

About the Author: 
Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When she isn't writing, Jeanette enjoys making pottery, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and her pet frog. She lives, loves, and writes in upstate New York.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Where Have I Been?

So if you've been following my blog at all, you will have realized that I basically dropped off of the face of the Earth pretty much two months ago. Where exactly have I been during this time? To be honest, I've been at home. The catch, my computer is on its way out the door so I've been pretty afraid of even going on it for a few minutes as the few times that I have tried my computer has either frozen on me or has shut down during use. So to save myself from the headache of losing anything off of my computer before I can get it backed up, I have only been using my phone data for the past two months. However, I am looking at getting a new computer so I should be back to posting reviews here soon. In the meantime, I'm going to do a post with short book reviews for the books that I have read in the time since I've been active.

What books can you expect to see reviews for?

As White As Snow
As Red As Blood
A Darker Shade of Magic
Stirred with Love
The Indigo Spell

What books Have I gotten recently?

Thanks to my amazing #otspsecretsister I am now the proud owner of The Scorpio Races and A Court of Thorns and Roses both of which I have started reading because I can't resist them!

I also won a copy of A Curious Tale of the In-between and have started reading this book as well.

And thanks to Netgalley, Booktrope Publishing, Penner Publishing, St. Martin's Press, Harmony Ink Press, and Random House Publishing Group. I have also gotten copies of The Scam, Mad About the Hatter, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, Firsts, Crystallum, and Mind of the Phoenix.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

#ARCAugust Week 2 Recap

Well, I sort of fail at this. Two weeks have come and gone, and not much activity can really be seen by me. But never the less, I am here to recap my past two weeks of reading.

To start with, I have managed to finish two books so far this month! Although, neither of the books I have finished are actually ARC copies, I'm hoping that throughout this month I can knock out at least a few of the Netgalley reads that I have.

So here is what I have read this month:

And a list of my Current Reads:

And now for the list I hope to read:

Alright so there is a list of all that I have read this month, and what I hope to accomplish throughout the rest of the month. Here's to hoping the other half of ARCAugust is much more productive. 

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Secret Stash Saturday #1

So it's taken me a while to get around to my first post of Secret Stash Saturday but never the less, I am here and boy do I have some goodies for you! Of course, because I'm such a huge Harry Potter nerd I figured for this first Secret Stash Saturday, I would show you some of the amazing Harry Potter merchandise that I have come across.

But before I can do that, I want to mention that this idea was actually inspired by Katie at Katie's Book Blog She does a section for her Etsy obsessions and thought it was a really cool idea. Definitely go and check out her blog if you haven't already done so. She has a lot of awesome reviews as well as cool Etsy items to put on your Wish List!