Piece of Nonsense Where I Talk About Nothing…

I’ve sucked at blogging all week. Probably no one has noticed, but I noticed and it bothers me. A lot. SO I’m going to try to shape things up for June. (June already? Where is my life going????)

Tomorrow will be my May Wrap-Up Post where i list the books that I read, reviewed and (maybe) book of the month. If I can narrow it down.

Sunday will be my Stacking the Shelves and Sunday Post.

So…y’know. Look forward to that and shizz. Hope everyone has had a good week! Thanks for taking the time to read this piece of nonsense where I talk about nothing.

 

 

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Mini-Review: Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

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Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

Publish Date: December 1st 2012

Publisher: Harlequin KISS

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Source: NetGalley

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Book Description:

Her first thought: “Who are you?”

It’s the morning after her cousin’s bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she’s in a stranger’s penthouse having woken up with something else as well – a funny, arrogant, sexy…husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible – been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter…no, Connor Reed and she’s gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor’s shocking bombshell?

“I don’t want a divorce.”

My Review:

[This review was written at 11:00pm under the influence of Pepsi Max. This review contains nothing that you really want to read. But it’s my blog. So there.]

So…I was on NetGalley. And I was looking in the romance section. And I found this. And I thought this sounds utterly ridiculous and corny and cliché and there’s no way that I’m requesting this. So I requested it.

 Sometimes you just need a little cliché in your novels so that you can escape from the serious-ness of other books and have a laugh! Fall in love with sexy, albeit married, men!

Waking Up Married is everything you expect it to be. A sexy, romantic, chick-lit that you can devour in a day.

Can’t really say much else about it. It’s free to read, so you might as well give it a go. Why not? If you don’t like it…blame me. Blame that girl on the internet. I can take it. I CAN TAKE YOUR BLAME.

Well, anyway. Thought I’d let you know my thoughts.

[Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin KISS for providing me with an ecopy of this title in return for an honest review.]

About Author:

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With writing as her passion and inspiration striking at the darnedest times, Mira can always be found with a notebook at the ready. (More than once she’s been caught by the neighbors, covered in grass clippings, scribbling away atop the compost container!)

When she isn’t reading, writing, or running to keep up with the kids, she loves watching movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.

Mira also writes Erotic Romance under the pen name Moira McTark!

Review: Chaotic by C.A. Williams [Book Tour]

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Welcome to my review of Chaotic! Hosted by Girls Heart Books Tours

Chaotic (Imperfect Perfection #1) by C.A. Williams

New Adult, Contains Mature Content, recommended for 17+

Publish Date: May 15th

Rating: 3.0/5.0

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BeFunky_ChaoticBook Description:

Adelaide McGregor was spinning out of control, in a world of pain that no one knew anything about. She put up a front, displaying a picture perfect girl that everyone wanted to be, but no one was truly there for her. Then she was sent away to live near her grandparents due to bad behavior when her mother decided she just didn’t want to deal with her any longer.

Without a penny to her name and no where else to go, her life was uprooted to North Carolina. Everything seems to be changing for the better with her fresh new start until she meets a guy who flips her world upside down all over again. Sometimes you have to make it through the struggles of imperfection in life for everything to come out as complete perfection, but Della hasn’t quite learned that lesson yet.

My Review:

Love the cover! I know I can’t judge a book by its cover but WOW! It’s really colourful and instantly made me want to read Chaotic.

My expectations where quite high after seeing such a lovely cover, (I know I shouldn’t do it, but it happens!) but when I started to read it…I was disappointed. (I liked it a bit more towards the end, this isn’t a total bitch-fest.)

Adelaide, or Della, started off as a really bratty, irresponsible, player of a girl. Me and her, we had a few issues. And I still think she has some growing up to do. But to be honest, I had warmed to her a little by the end of the book.

Chaotic contains a tough subject to write about, abortions. But I know that deep down, Della regretted letting her mother force her to get rid of the baby. [I still think she should have kept the baby as I’m strongly, STRONGLY against abortions.]

It was about half-way through the book that this secret was revealed. Obviously, there were clues left through the book for the readers to figure it out, but by the middle of the book it was TOO obvious.

So, Della gets sent to her grand-parents town after having a huge party at her house and has a huge row with her mother. She meets Nash, who was the boy-next-door when they were growing up.

Suddenly, Della realises that he is all GROWN UP and SIX-PACed. (Seriously, do these girls EVER realise that YES, that little boy you’re playing with in the mud is going to turn out so hot that eggs can fry on his chest?) Della gets a little crush on him, but he has a girlfriend.

Meanwhile, Della meets Justin. Nice guy, bit of a player, they decide to date and finally get serious. (As serious as you can without being y’know…serious.)

 Now in the last few chapters, Justin makes a mistake and Della gets all hissy with him and storms out. Not once does she act like a normal adult, and TALK about what happened. She just storms out like a princess.

This annoyed me.

I know that I’ve been harsh on Della, but like I said, I really did start to warm to her. The ending was left open nicely for a second book, talk about a cliff-hanger! In my opinion, Justin and Della should get back together.

About Author:

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C.A. Williams lives in Michigan and is married to her high school sweetheart. While being a stay at home to her two boys she likes to read and write in between cleaning up messes and being a short order cook.

 

Mini-Review: The Key of Kilenya by Andrea Pearson

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The Key of Kilenya by Andrea Pearson

Publish Date: July 28th 2011

Publisher: Createspace

Genre: YA Fantasy

Source: Bought (free ebook from Amazon!)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Book Description:

A magical key has been stolen, and Jacob must retrieve it as soon as possible to protect his family and our world from danger.

Fourteen-year-old Jacob Clark’s life is about to change when two vicious wolves chase him through a gateway from our world to another. They’ve been sent by the Lorkon–immortal and evil beings from the world Edana, who know Jacob and that he possesses powers which they desire to control.

He escapes the wolves and spends the night in the safety of a tree. The next morning, not knowing he is in a different world, he is surprised to be greeted by strange, human-like creatures.

They beg his assistance in recovering a magical key–which was stolen by the Lorkon and is mysteriously linked to him. He has two choices: help these people, or not. If he helps them he will be in great danger. If he doesn’t, his family and our world will be, as the Lorkon will stop at nothing to unlock the key’s and Jacob’s powers.

He makes his choice and begins a quest of self-discovery and danger.

My Review:

The Key of Kilenya is a brilliant book! I devoured it in an afternoon! It was just full of action, and there was never a dull moment.

Jacob is a very sweet boy. A little bit afraid of girls, but very intelligent too.

The world building was excellent, I could imagine being taken away to this strange new world and travelling with Jacob to find the Key.

The descriptions where so vivid! Please can this book be made into a movie? Or a web-series? Please!

I thought that this book was a mix of Harry Potter (not just because of the Fat Lady!) and Inkheart.

Overall, buy the freaking book!!!! It’s free on Amazon right now and BUY IT! If you love fantasy and action and Adventure! Then this is the book for you J

[Sorry for shortness of the review, it’s so hard to put my feelings into words!]

About Author:

andrea

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Andrea is always in the mood for a good movie with close friends and family (especially her husband and mom), with a large glass of milk and a bowl of overly buttered popcorn nearby. She also enjoys oil painting, making earrings, squeezing every bit of oxygen out of Ziploc bags, and she hopes to someday travel to Italy and Alaska.

Review: Across Eternity by Aris Whitter

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Across Eternity by Aris Whittier

Published: June 25th 2011 

Publisher: Createspace

Genre: Romance / Paranormal

Source: Gifted via Author

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Book Description:

Logan Richards is doubly blessed. Not only is he a genius but he has a rare gift, he remembers things and not just from this life but all his lifetimes. He lives a life of wealth and luxury and has never lacked any material possession. There has never been an obstacle his intellect couldn’t overcome. But Logan has a problem: every night he dreams of the same woman, a woman he has dreamt of all his life. He knows she is real and he is determined to find her and convince her she belongs with him, forever.

Amber Lewis, a waitress for a five-star restaurant in Dana Point, California, is overworked and stressed. Her sister’s death has left her weary and wondering if there’s something more to life than mere existence. Then, one evening while working she meets Logan Richards, a chivalrous man who feels deeply familiar.

Fate has brought them together, but will their growing love prove strong enough to resist the forces that could pull them apart?

My Review:

Describe this book in one word: Endearing

[I have already written a review of this book once before but my laptop randomly shut down while I was typing. Serves me right for not saving it, eh? Well…anyway, here is my second attempt!]

Across Eternity is a very emotional book, while reading I teared up several times. The ending is especially emotional.

Logan can see his past lives, and he has always seen Amber when no one else could. He stopped seeing her when he was 10. I thought that this gift/power was very confusing. It wasn’t explained in great detail. Plus, towards the end of the book, we find out that Logan has an illness. But it never really went into what the illness was. Was it cancer? Was it something else?

 As a character, I loved Logan. He just cared so much for Amber, and waited a long time for her.

Amber, I had difficulties with. She was overly dramatic at times and ran away from difficult situations.

 Across Eternity reminded me of The Time Travellers Wife, the storylines aren’t that similar, but it did ring a bell when I thought of it.

Overall, I took two stars off this book because I didn’t go much on Amber, and in parts it was confusing and didn’t explain about the illness. But Across Eternity made me tear up towards the end and I liked that it bought out some emotion in me!

About Author:

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Aris Whittier is a romance writer. She writes suspense, contemporary, and commercial woman’s fiction. Her debut novel, Fatal Embrace is a romantic suspense that was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine as a Red-Hot Read. Foolish Notions is a contemporary romance that has just a touch a mystery too. Across Eternity is a beautiful love story that transcends time.

Aris has also written non-fiction as well. The Truth About Being A Bass Fisherman’s Wife was featured in many fishing magazines and sold in Bass Pro Shops. It was rated one of the top Christmas gifts for the outdoors mans for under twenty bucks.

Stacking the Shelves [16]

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I have so many books this week! Most of them are ebooks 🙂 I was on NetGalley yesterday for the first time in AGES and obviously went a bit mad! Links go to Goodreads.

For Review:

touching melodyMaddie Martin’s first weekend at college is nothing like she’s used to. It’s wild, like the wilderness on which the University of Bellam Springs sits. Roped into going to a fraternity party, she literally runs into Kyle Hadley. The boy she’s loved since she was nine. The boy she promised all of her firsts to. But that was before his father killed her parents.

Determined to stay away from him, she throws herself into her music. Practicing piano eases her heavy heart, calms the sadness, and pushes away images of Kyle’s face.

Until it doesn’t.

Her music professor asks her to play a duet for their annual Winter Gala. Doing so means she’ll be assured another full ride scholarship. It’s an opportunity she can’t pass up.

But Kyle is the other half of the duet. And that means hours and hours of practicing.

Weeks of seclusion – just the two of them. And it’s more than just music. It’s passion like Maddie never believed was possible.Goodreads

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Struggling to put her life back together after a tragic mountaineering accident kills her college sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Holly Treadwell is trying to set aside her grief, forge ahead in school, and find herself again.

When Carter Hansen, a guy who brings back horrible memories from the night of the accident, finds his way back into her life, Holly’s unsure if she should let him in. He terrifies her in more ways than one and invokes feelings in her that she thought were buried forever. Regardless of her fears, she knows she must face him in order for her heart to heal.

Everyone tells Carter that what happened on the mountain that night was just a terrible accident, but even then, he can’t help but carry around the guilt and is unable to forgive himself. He’s drawn to Holly and being near her helps ease his conscience and gives him the release he needs.

As Holly and Carter’s relationship grows, they begin to realize that the more time they spend with one another, the more their wounds begin to heal—her grief and his guilt. But when Holly learns the details about the night of the accident—what everyone has been keeping from her—it will rip open old wounds and tear apart what they’ve both worked so hard to overcome…Goodreads

addicted to youNo one would suspect shy, Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her, can barely help himself.Gooodreads

Free eBooks:

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00002]Destiny has a way of catching up.

Saddled with powers she doesn’t understand, Etta Fleming’s world is turned upside-down the day she meets Cooper Everett, the man who transports her to an alternate reality. A reality she was meant to be a part of.

One minute, she’s an orphan living at Dominion House for Girls, an institution for delinquent foster kids, then finds herself attending the exclusive Dominion Hall Academy.

Plucked from the only world she’s ever known, Etta now has to deal with an aunt she never knew, a boyfriend she doesn’t know, and a best friend who can’t know. – Goodreads

waking upHer first thought: “Who are you?”

It’s the morning after her cousin’s bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she’s in a stranger’s penthouse having woken up with something else as well – a funny, arrogant, sexy…husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible – been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter…no, Connor Reed and she’s gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor’s shocking bombshell?

“I don’t want a divorce.” – Goodreads

(I mean, obviously this is going to be a cheese-fest, but I love romances and HEY, free ebook!

From NetGalley:

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Love. Romance. Sex. There’s a first time for everything…

As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she’s the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she’s determined to deal with the ‘problem’ as quickly and simply as possible.

But her plan for a no-strings one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.

She’d left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier.. – Goodreads

hero of my heartWhen Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.
 
Mary was a damsel in need of a hero, but Alasdair’s plan is shortsighted. He never foresaw her desire to save him from himself. Alasdair is quite at home in his private torment, until this angel proves that a heart still beats in his broken soul. The devil may have kept her from hell, but will Mary’s good intentions lead them back to the brink—or to heaven in each other’s arms?Goodreads

wait for youSome things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for… – Goodreads

Cue the Pointer Sisters…I’m so excited! (If i could do GIFS i would totally put one here right now.)

Bought:

click to sub1,135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them.

As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I ❤ Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she’d have on.

To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him. – Goodreads

Also VERY excited to read this one! It’s £2 on Amazon right now! Bargain!

Borrowed:

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THE GAME’S AFOOT…
It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.
Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious ‘House of Silk’… – Goodreads

Borrowed from my 80+ year old great-aunt, might I add. She loves murders 😛

And that’s all from me today! 10 books! It wasn’t THAT many, but it felt like it! Feel free to leave your links to YOUR Stacking the Shelves down in the comments and I’ll take a look!

Review: Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos

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Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos

Publish Date: March 22nd 2012

Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing

Genre: YA Fantasy / Paranormal

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Book Description:

She wanted her life to change… he wanted his to stay the same.

Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana’s twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn’s life forever.

My Review:

[At time of this post being written, Everblue is free on Amazon. Click the link above to buy it!]

There’s something about mermaids and merman that just fascinates me, so when I saw the description for this book I wanted it! And obviously, I got it 🙂

Let’s just get straight down to the romance. Ash and the Fin, her best friends brother like each-other but have never told each other. This really gets on my nerves. For god’s sake KISS THE GIRL!

Ahem.

The romance in Everblue was kinda predictable. The author tried to make a few twists but it was nothing that I haven’t read before. (I read YA romance books all day, every day. Trust me!) So that side of it was very disappointing.

Everblue is really easy to read, once I’d started I just couldn’t put it down. Even though parts where predictable, I still wanted to know how the author would finish the book.

All through the book, I couldn’t help admiring the beautiful descriptions of the underwater universe. They totally sucked me in and made me believe I was with Fin and Tatiana, or Tatch. Actually, the night that I finished this book I watched Splash for the first time. (Tom Hanks, NOT Tom Daly.) Like I said, I love mermaids!

Overall, I could see where the romance was going, but the world was fascinating, the writing was superb and I can’t wait to read book two!

About Author:

brenda

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Wife, Mother, Author, Computer Whisperer, Web/graphic designer,Chocolate connoisseur,Sister, Daughter, Aunt,Friend, Fun & Games Coordinator, Saved by Grace, Geek, Housekeeper, Laundress, Cook (occasionally), Chauffeur, Gardener, Nurse, and much more… not in that order.