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Review: No Ordinary Bloke by Mary Whitney

No Ordinary Bloke by Mary Whitney Blurb from Goodreads : I’m not a philosophical kind of bloke, but I know something about luck. A childhood on the wrong side of advantage will teach you that. It’s all a matter of chance. It’s both your circumstances and the chances you take. So I've always been a gambler and a ladies man — they love me and I love them. Now I've found one like no other — an American, Allison Wright. When I met her, the fates were on my side, but too soon I learned the odds were against me. My Review: No Ordinary Bloke is a companion story to Mary Whitney's Beside Your Heart series   (review of book 3 of that series,  Forever Your Heart , here ).  This book is about Adam's cousin, David, who is introduced in that series although you need not read the series before this book as it is a stand-alone.   What can I say about David?  Certainly sometimes he is crass but it was pretty awesome reading his story and his slow

Waiting on Wednesday: Love, in Spanish (LIE #2) by Karina Halle

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. Today, I am waiting on:   Love, in Spanish (LIE #2) by Karina Halle !! From Goodreads : The companion to the highly emotional, scandalous and USA Today Bestselling love story - LOVE, IN ENGLISH - is finally here! Love, in Spanish is a Love, in English follow-up novel told from Mateo Casalles' POV. While Love, in Spanish touches on some events that happened in LIE (you know the ones!) it is a whole new story set a year later that continues with Vera and Mateo's "happily ever after."  ***  “She sat beside me on the bus – and she changed my whole life.”  Successful, wealthy and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only sweetened the deal. But th


Have you heard that the  Morganville Vampires  books by Rachel Caine were turned into a web series? If not, they have been! This is one of my all time favorite YA series and the webisodes do not disappoint!! Episode 1 - "Glass House" : Episode 2 - "Bite Me" :

Review: Last Light (Night Owl #2) by M. Pierce

Last Light (Night Owl #2) by M. Pierce Blurb from G oodreads: Matt Sky is missing. After a solo ascent of Longs Peak that left only a large blood stain, tatters of climbing clothing, and the tracks of an animal in the snow, he is presumed dead ... Hannah Catalano is guarding a secret ... Tensions rise, secrets grow bigger, and passions run deeper in the highly anticipated second book in the Night Owl Trilogy. My Review: Earlier this year, I kept hearing cryptic but exciting things about M. Pierce and the author's debut novel, Night Owl .  I wasn't sure what to expect but I was absolutely blown away by Night Owl.  I couldn't put it down and it ended on this weird cliffhanger that has left me hanging for the past seven months.  After Mud Vein , Night Owl and Last Light are the best adult books I have read this year.   Last Light did not disappoint as it seems so many sequels lately have done.  Not only was the cliffhanger in the f

Waiting on Wednesday: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. Today, I am waiting on:   Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher !! From Goodreads : Best friends since they could walk. In love by the age of fourteen. Dating for over four years.  She’ll do everything she can to never forget.  He’ll do everything he can to never remember.  Too bad it’s not up to them.  Um, what happens when two of your very favorite authors decide to write together?!  Needless to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE both Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher and I cannot wait for this!!  Never Never  is scheduled for release in January, 2015! What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)  by Maggie Stiefvater Blurb from G oodreads: There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost. Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties can unravel. My Review: Since the final book in the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout was released earlier this year, concluding the series, there is now no question in my mind that my favorite, current YA series is The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater .   I had serious hopes for book 3 of the series, Blue Lily, Lily Blue , and I can wholeheartedly say that all of my expectations and wants

Swoon Thursday: I'll Be Here by Autumn Doughton

Swoon Thursday is a meme hosted by YABound .   From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. Today I am spotlighting  I'll Be Here  by Autumn Doughton .  I just finished and absolutely loved this book; I highly recommend it for mature YA contemporary!   And now, on to the swoon: Alex was a world.  He was an entire galaxy.  A universe of possibilities.   I could write a ten page essay about his hands alone.  There was the way he talked with them-- rolling them in the air to describe something.  Or how he brought them to rest in his pockets when he was being particularly thoughtful.  Or the way he held a pencil so tight that he had a permanent callus on the middle finger of this right hand.     I could describe in detail how his face lit up when he had a good idea and how his brow furrowed into three lines when he was confused.  O

Waiting on Wednesday: Just Once More (Escape to New Zealand, Book 7) by Rosalind James

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. Today, I am waiting on:   Just Once More (Escape to New Zealand, Book 7) by Rosalind James !! From Rosalind's Blog : What does true love look like once the honeymoon’s over? Eight smoking-hot rugby players. Eight partners. Seventeen kids. Beaches and barbecues and beer, salt and sand and sea. Family and good mates and no worries. December in New Zealand. One very pregnant, very tired Hannah Montgomery Callahan playing hostess to it all, doing her best and wondering if her best is good enough. And one legendary All Black captain willing to do whatever it takes to show her that when he promised to be there for her forever, he meant it. The  Escape to New Zealand series is my absolute favorite adult contemporary series!  I can't wait for more!!   Just Once More  is scheduled for release in December   and

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann

Please enter the giveaway below to win the first book in a new series by one of my favorite authors -- so excited she is venturing into YA/NA!!!!!!!!!! Summary Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is thrown into a strange world when she discovers that she has unique telekinetic and telepathic powers.  After Sasha, the child she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered, Sky and her best friend Calvin are approached by Dana, a mysterious girl who has super-abilities similar to Sky’s.  With the help of Dana and her sidekick Milo, the four teens embark on a quest to discover who killed Sasha, and to bring the killers to justice. With Dana as Skylar’s surly and life-toughened mentor, Sky attempts to harness her powers to aid them in their quest. Complicating an already complex relationship with the older girl, Skystarts to fall for the dangerously handsome and enigmatic Milo – and begins to suspect that the attraction is mutual. But then Sky realizes that Sasha mig