Monday, February 29, 2016

February Wrap-Up and March TBR Pile


Goodbye February
Hello March

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I am going to try and recap my February and what my plans are for March on my blog.   I had 31 posts in February, which seems like a great amount to me since it is more than 1 a day and I am new to blogging! I participated in more Book Tours and some spotlights/book blitzs this month, which added to my increase in posts. 

I read 7 books in February, which really helped me get close to my 60 books for the year.  I think I am on target to read more than 60 books, but I don't want to get to ahead of myself.

I have a lot of personal stuff going on in March so my blogging is going to have to be a lot of preset up posts.  I have completed reading a few other books in February for some book tours in March so I am a little ahead.  I will be traveling for a week for work so that will put me out of touch with my computer for most of the time so I am trying to stay ahead, but I will have plenty of reading time on my plane rides!! 
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My top clicked on post for February was:   Rarity from the Hollow - Robert Eggleton (Spotlight)

My favorite book I read in February was:  Deceptive Cadence - Katie Hamstead (Book Review)

I can't wait to read in March:   Sweet Liar -- Debra Doxer (I am half way through this book and can't wait to finish and move onto the squeal!!)

My March TBR List (which will most likely change 100 times):

Sweet Liar -- Debra Doxer

Like Candy -- Debra Doxer

The Darkening -- Chandler McGrew

Guardians -- Josi Russell
The Black Lotus -- Claire Warner

The Hunter’s Moon -- Beth Trissel

Winter Queen -- Amber Argyle

Lions in the Garden -- Chelsea Luna

How to Get Your Heart Broken -- Rose Fall

The Art of Hero Worships --  Mia Kerick

Clean -- Mia Kerick

The Dream Shelf -- Jeff Russell

When Worlds Collide: A Novel Of Morocco -- Rick Parker

Cape May -- Holly Caster


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 How was your February?  What do you have planned for March?

 


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Weekly Unwind 2.28.16 #7

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

Welcome to my weekly recap! 

So work was even slower this week than last week and I wasn't sure that was even possible, but I did get a lot of reading done though! I signed up for a bunch of book tours in March so I am somewhat ahead in them now so I feel behind in posts, but ahead at the same time.  
I have slowly been working on decorating our house I am trying to go room by room so I don't get overwhelmed.  We had painted our upstairs hallway and stair well a few weeks ago, but I needed to decide what to do with the banisters.  It took sometime, but I decided to strip the paint and refinish them instead of buying a new set.   I had never done it before, but it was actually pretty easy I followed the steps from another blogger View Along the Way and everything turned out great! We need to reput all the pieces up and we are hoping to have it done this weekend then I can pick my next room to tackle.
Friday night I went out to eat with two of my friends for dinner.  It was great to catch up and hear all about their lives.  I love dinner with close friends!
 
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Last Week On the Blog: 

{Book Tour} Sing Sweet Sparrow - Angela J. Townsend (Book Blitz) 

Top Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre 

{Book Tour} Champions: At Fire's End - Charlotte Jain (Review)

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This Week On the Blog:  

Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For A Good Cry
February Wrap-Up and March TBR Pile
{Book Tour} Curse of the Spinx - Raye Wagner (Review & Giveaway)
{Book Tour} - The Black Lotus - Claire Warner (Review & Giveaway)
Like Candy - Debra Doxer (Book Review)

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Currently Reading

The Martian - Andy Weir 
The Black Lotus - Claire Warner
Like Candy - Debra Doxer
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Goals for the Week on the Blog:

I need to work on visiting more blogs and starting to follow them.  Also, I need to work on getting more posts completed.  I am aiming to read more books this week as well! 
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Friday, February 26, 2016

{Book Tour} - Sexy Bastards (Spotlight)


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A Collection of Bad Boy, Biker and Alpha Romance Stories


Featuring New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors. 12 top selling authors bring you 12 never-before-published Hot and Steamy Romance stories!

Christine Bell - SWITCHBLADE
Michael Blade has always thought of Kaitlin Pepper as the irritatingly prissy girl next door, but when she mistakes him for his twin and shows up at his house wearing only a trench coat and a shaky smile, he starts to reconsider...

Bella Wild - BAD BOY BIKER
Jessie used to think being a parolee psychologist was her way of helping ex-cons get a second chance as they integrated back into society--until she met Jace. He's the angry, inked, biker ex-con who refuses rehabilitation and insists on getting under her skin.

Sierra Rose - FORBIDDEN
This is the fu---- up version of Romeo and Juliet MC Club style...imagine Juliet a pistol, and Romeo a sexy, bad ass with wicked tats....oh, did I mention there's lots of cursing, leather-clad bikers, motorcycles, and sex?

Lexy Timms - BILLIONAIRE BIKER
Katie's not your usual rich girl, and Morgan's not your typical biker. Falling for each other is inevitable, but what will happen when their worlds collide?

Dale Mayer - SALVATION
Beaten. Broken. Finished.
An abused wife meets the most unlikeliest of angels - a man who looks like the very devil himself. He won't let her give up. Nor will he let her go. Will he be yet another captor or will he become her salvation?

Lisa Ladew - THE BIKER'S SECRET TORMENT
He'd loved her for as long as he could remember, but he would never pursue her, because he alone knew he was responsible for the one thing she would never forgive anyone for. When she starts to pursue him though, he doesn't think he can keep his distance.

Cassie Alexandra - TAMING THE BIKER
After a short fling with hell-raising womanizer, Taylor (Tail) Adams, Lauren Macey discovers that she's pregnant with the biker's child. Knowing that the MC lifestyle isn't what she wants for their baby, and that Tail isn't exactly 'father' material, Lauren decides not to tell him. This proves challenging, especially when she realizes that he isn't ready to end their affair...

Tasha Lyons - BIKER BLUES BABY
Morgan and Jazz have dealt with most of the horrific problems that plagued their fledging relationship, at least they hope so. But just as one horrific set of troubles falls away, another interesting one comes into play. Will they survive this one too?

C.J. Pinard - ANTIHERO
Can a street punk on the wrong path be transformed into a military killing machine? Once he's been"rehabilitated", Ellis Anderson is determined to show the woman he loves that he's nothing like both the lives he's left behind. But actions speak louder than words - and he has a lot of work ahead of him.

C.C. Cartwright - JUST LOVE ME
Justin can't get Sloane out of his head. He pushes her away for being his little sister's best friend, but now that she's filled out in all the right places, will he be able to resist the innocent, yet enticing woman she has become?

Bella Love-Wins - DOG
Kane is now top dog in the Rugged Angels MC, and has slept with half the eligible biker chicks in Tucson. He meets his match when Kim, daughter of his club's former president, just won't give in to his usual tricks.

Kylie Walker - INDECENT DESIRES
District Attorney Eric Steel is used to getting his way, and when he meets the new intern hired for his team, he wants her: preferably stripped down and bound to his bed. From the moment Crystal Reid first obediently whispers "Yes, Mr. Steel," he knows she's perfect for him. He has less than 1 week to convince her...and he doesn't plan on taking no for an answer.

Kendra Wild - BADASS
The company recruited Nick Taylor from the US Army Special Forces and turned him into a mean machine. His first undercover assignment - to pursue and protect Nicole Hunt, a crucial federal witness with dark secrets

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre


 

I am continuing with the Top Ten Lists from the The Broke and the Bookish blog!   This week is the Top Ten Books I enjoyed that weren't my typical genre that I have read in the last year.    I couldn't come up with 10, but I came up with 6 that I recently enjoyed!
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6 Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre

I have picked books that I have read in the past year that are from different genres than I typically read. 
 
1) Annalise's Up and Down Day by Denise Jenne - I don't know the last time I read a children's book and this one was super cute! I forgot how much I like the illustrations of children's books.


2) Watchman by Alan Moore - I loved the comic aspect along with the text in the book.  The story was easy to follow and a great read! 

3) Troublemaker by Janet Evanovich - I love her writing and was delighted to see that she had a graphic novel as well that really captured her writing style through illustrations. 

4) The Color Purple by


5) The Dean Machine by


6) The Uncommon Reader by


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What new genres are you reading that you really enjoy?

Enjoy your Tuesday & Happy Reading!  

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