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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Animal Under The Fure by E.J. Mellow


Title: The Animal Under The Fur
Author: E.J. Mellow
Publication date: March 30, 2017
Genres: Action, Adult, Romance


From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight.
Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she’s been raised as the perfect assassin.
The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm’s length.
Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed.
The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile.
But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing—in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter.
The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love standalone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you’ll find gripped in your hands.


E.J. Mellow is the award-winning author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series and The Animal Under The Fur. With a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're super jazzed about.


Title: Red Sister
Series: Book of the Ancestor #1
Author: Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: April 04, 2017
Pages: 432
Genres: Fantasy, Adult Fiction

Synopsis

I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin.

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…
 


My Thoughts

Mark Lawrence is an author that I have been meaning to read forever now! I sometimes want to switch things up and read adult fiction rather than young adult fiction. I feel like I am trapping myself in a way when I read only young adult titles. There is so much more out there to experience, and so many other great stories to add to my favorites list. I plan to read the other two series that Mark Lawrence has out prior to reading this one, so I may have to binge read them shortly. I am very much looking forward to this title.

What are your thoughts on adult fiction vs. young adult fiction? Do you read one primarily, or do you dabble in both?What is a book that you are patiently waiting on? Feel free to leave the link to your Waiting on Wednesday post!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I'm Dying to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a different question for bloggers to ponder over. 

This week's topic is "Top Ten Authors I'm Dying to Meet". So here we go!

1. Jay Kristoff


Jay is one of my favorite authors to follow on social media. He is so funny and down to earth. I swear, if we knew each other in real life I think that he and his wife would be best friends with my husband and I. We just share the same sense of humor, and love of all things awesome. =P

2. Elise Kova


Elise is probably the author that I follow most on social media. She is truly a lovely person. I have been on her street team since the beginning of her Air Awakens series, and I have loved every moment. Elise is generous and loves her fans.

3. Leigh Bardugo


This lady holds the key to my heart. Seriously. Her stories move me so deeply that there are hardly words to describe it. I devour everything that she writes. 

4. Cassandra Clare


I admit that I don't know much about Cassandra Clare's personality. I don't stalk her on social media, but I love love love her books! The depth that she has in her stories is outstanding and awe inspiring. If I could write a book like any author, it would be her. 

5. Ann Aguirre


Ann Aguirre's Razorland series was one of the best series that I've had the pleasure of reading. I have yet to read her other books, but I certainly will! I would love to meet her and express my gratitude for the amazing series that is always at the top of my list of favorites. 

6. Sarah J. Maas


Seriously, who wouldn't want to meet Sarah J. Maas? Like, really? She is one of the most popular young adult authors right now, and for good reason. He weaves intricate, incredible stories. Her Throne of Glass series is one of my favorites, as I am sure it is on a lot of people's favorite lists. =P

7. Marissa Meyer


Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series was so special to me. I am usually high on fantasy stories, but Marissa Meyer gave me a surprising, enchanting science fiction story that won over my heart. She reintroduced me to my second favorite genre, and got me hooked on retellings. 

8. Marie Lu


Dystopian stories will always have a special place in my heart. There is something about the genre that speaks to me, as did Marie Lu's Legend series. I picked up the first book and was hooked. I follow Marie on social media and she is a darling. 

9. Veronica Roth


Another dystopian author that I adore. I think that everyone has read Veronica's Divergent series. I fell in love with this world and binge read the entire series in three days. She seems like such a nice gal on social media, and I would love to tell her how much I enjoy her books.

10. Annette Marie


Annette Marie is one of my favorite indie authors. Her writing is so flawless, and the way that she creates worlds is mesmerizing. I have no doubt that she could be a mainstream author with book deals and movie deals. Her stories are so detailed. Her Steel & Stone series is one of my all time favorites. 

If you had the chance to meet any author, who would you choose? Feel free to leave the link to your Top Ten Tuesday post! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Update

Just a little update since I haven't been able to update the blog lately. Things have been hectic in my personal life. My husband had cancer and surgery to remove it. He lost his job as a result and my family was evicted from our home. We have been living in a family friend's basement until we can find a place of our own. Since we were evicted, it has been hard finding somewhere to live. Plus, we have four children, so we have to find a place with enough space for everyone. I have been working. I love my job, so that is my only solace lately other than the few moment that I get to read. I have only read 15 books so far this year, and seven of those have been trade paperbacks/comics. I usually read 8-15 books in a single month, so I am disheartened. I have been trying to stay positive and think of the good things. I think that I may start listening to audiobooks again. Right now I have a long commute to work, so the kids and I can listen to books on the way. I am just going to have to choose middle grade books. =P Even though things aren't that great on my end, I am going to try and make an effort to post as much as I can. Tonight I am going to try and update my 2017 Challenge page and I hope to get some meme posts drafted. I know that there probably won't be many that read this, but if you have sat through this then thank you. I hope to be back to active status as soon as my family is situated. I'm still reading everyone's blogs, and I hope that everyone is well. Best wishes for now! If you have any books or authors that you would like to recommend then I would welcome them in the comments. =]


 

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