Thursday, August 28, 2014

TBR Thursday!



So fellow awesome blogger Sarah, from Words With Sarah created her own meme to help cut down on her TBR pile by, featuring a book each week that she will be reading that has been on the bookshelf for three months or more. I love this idea because that is definitely an issue I have with books sitting on my shelf for way too long.

My read for this week is




Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1)
Author: Kim Harrington
Goodreads Summary:

All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party ... and to feed.
Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining -- and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she'll bring 'em back alive, dead ... or undead.

I am doing something a little different this week, I was in an urban fantasy mood and I have had this one on my shelf forever, I hope I enjoy it! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday!



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases that everyone is waiting on.

This weeks selection is:




Forbidden
Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little
Published: November 4th, 2014
Summary:

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden's tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden's turn to be honored. But by the next morning, Jayden's world has changed forever—she is betrothed to Horeb, the boy she does not love. With their tribe's move to the Summer Lands, Jayden is forced to accept her fate.
Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden's heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb's increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden's every move, she knows she must find a way to escape.
With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family's survival on the line, Jayden must finish the deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.
Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to Read But Don't Own Yet


 
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic is Top Ten books I want to read but I don't own yet. I am going to keep this list to books that are already out because if I don't then my list will go on forever.

1. Legend (Legend #1) By: Marie Lu
I love dystopian and I know that this series is so popular, I don't know why I haven't got it yet or read it but, I know that I need to.



















2. Unspoken (Unspoken #1) By: Sarah Rees Brennan

I have heard great things about this series and I have been wanting to read it forever, I love this cover too!
















3. Time Between Us (Time Between Us #1) By: Tamara Ireland Stone

I love a good romance and I have been wanting to read this one for such a long time! It sounds like a great series.

















4. My Life Next Door By: Huntley Fitzpatrick

I have heard great things about this one and I really need to buy it, it looks so cute!


















5. Goddess (Starcrossed #3) By: Josephine Angelini

So, I have enjoyed this series so much and for some reason I never got around to getting this last book!

















6. The Archived ( The Archived #1) By: Victoria Schwab

I have wanted to read this book for such a long time I don't know why I haven't checked it out yet but, I know that I need to!

















7. Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1) By: Rachael Caine

I have wanted to read this series for so long and it's finally completed. I am dying to start it and hopefully I will get this first book soon!

















8. Hopeless (Hopeless #1) By: Colleen Hoover

I loved her Slammed series and I can't wait to read more of her writing, I really need to get on that!
















9. The Distance Between Us By: Kasie West

I have loved every other book by her so, I know I need to pick this one up too!



















10. We Were Liars By: E. Lockhart

This book was so popular this summer and I really want to get it and read it soon!

























Monday, August 25, 2014

I'm Back! Update and the Bruno Mars Concert!

Hey guys, so sorry I was gone all last week, I went to the Bruno Mars concert last Sunday and then I was sick all week and I didn't get any reading done or blogging for that matter because I felt so horrible! But, my week started off amazing, I am a huge fan of Bruno Mars and I have been waiting all summer to get to go to his concert and let me just say that he did not disappoint. He is one of the best live performers I have seen in a long time, I think that he sounds better live then on his album. His band is just as amazing which only makes him live that much better. I was having so much fun enjoying the concert I didn't take that many pictures and my friend has yet to upload the ones she took were way better then any of the ones that I got, I did get a short video that I will put up also, So if you guys ever get a chance to see Bruno Mars live I definitely reccommend that you take the chance to see him because I know that I will be there everytime he goes on tour it was well worth the money! I hopefully will get back to posting this week, so I hope everyone enjoys their week!

video
A short video of Bruno Mars singing Gorilla

Singing Our first Time

His awesome curtain at the beginning of the show

Monday, August 18, 2014

Blog Tour: Black Moon (The Moonlight Trilogy #2) By: Teri Harman, Guest Post and Giveaway!





Goodreads Summary:

Simon Howard accidentally killed three people. Four months later, the nightmares won’t stop. Willa Fairfield, his girlfriend, his soul mate, wants nothing more than to help him move on. But guilt isn’t the only thing getting in Simon’s way. 

When unexplained earthquakes hit the small town of Twelve Acres, and dozens of people go missing, the Light witches discover their most feared enemy, Archard, is still alive. Employing the twisted, dynamic magic of a legendary witch known as Bartholomew the Dark, Archard plans to exact his revenge and take control of the Powers of the Earth on the night of the black moon, a rare lunar event infamous for Dark magic. 

As the Light Covenant fumbles to defend against Archard’s sadistic intentions, Simon’s magic grows inexplicably more powerful, even dangerous. Willa throws all her efforts into solving the mystery of Simon’s transformation, but when the events of the past storm into the present, the couple’s future changes forever

“Authors I Can’t Write Without” by Teri Harman


I am a story addict. I am addicted to reading. It is my love of reading that helped shape my love of writing. It’s symbiotic in some ways: I suck all the greatness from my favorite writers, nourishing my ability to put words on the page.


These are some of the authors that inspire me, that make me want to try harder in my writing. That make me better.


1. Roald Dahl
Such imagination! Roald Dahl taught me to twist and turn the normal into the bizarre. To stretch my creativity to mold ideas into stories that feel fresh and yet familiar in all the right ways. Favorite titles: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘Matilda,’ and ‘Tales of the Unexpected.’


2. Kate Morton
Beautiful, intoxicating words. Kate Morton’s writing is so amazing – her descriptions, her solid plots, her gothic sense of place. I devour her books and always want to run to the computer when I’m done. Favorite titles: ‘The Forgotten Garden,’ and ‘The Secret Keeper.’


3. Sarah Addison Allen
Sarah does steamy romance and magic realism so well. Her books are magical and her characters authentic. I love her stories and want mine to be as absorbing. Favorite titles: ‘The Sugar Queen,’ and ‘Garden Spells.’


4. Sue Monk Kidd
The queen of emotional narratives that you never forget. I want to write as honest and deep as Sue does. She captures characters and how they feel in every situation so perfectly. That is not easy. Favorite titles: ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ and ‘The Invention of Wings.’


Which authors inspire you?


For more about Teri Harman and her books, including BLACK MOON, the sequel to BLOOD MOON, which Kirkus Reviews calls ‘unusual and absorbing,’ check out the links below…




Instagram: @teriharman
Twitter: @TeriHarman, https://twitter.com/TeriHarman


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