Month: January 2017

Cover Reveal for 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Hi readers, welcome to another cover reveal and an extremely exciting one at that! The cover reveal for 27 Hours by Tristina Wright is here, and you’re going to love it. This book is one of my most anticipated books ever, so being a part of this reveal is a privilege. Without further ado, here is the cover for 27 Hours…

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Title: 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga. #1)
Author: Tristina Wright
Release Date: October 3, 2017

Book Description:
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/27-Hours-Tristina-Wright/dp/1633758206/
B&N: https://www.amazon.ca/27-Hours-Tristina-Wright/dp/1633758206/
Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/27-Hours-Tristina-Wright/dp/1633758206/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/27-Hours-Tristina-Wright/dp/1633758206

Author Bio:
Tristina Wright is a blue-haired bisexual with anxiety and opinions. She’s also possibly a mermaid, but no one can get confirmation. She fell in love with science fiction and fantasy at a young age and frequently got caught writing in class instead of paying attention. She enjoys worlds with monsters and kissing and monsters kissing. She married a nerd who can build computers and make the sun shine with his smile. Most days, she can be found drinking coffee from her favorite chipped mug and making up more stories for her wombfruit, who keep life exciting and unpredictable.

Still trying to figure out the mermaid thing.

Website: http://tristinawright.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tristinawright/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TristinaMWright
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TristinaWright
Tumblr: http://authorwrightnow.tumblr.com/
Snapchat: @tristinawright

What do you guys think of the cover? Isn’t it just gorgeous? I’m in love!

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Twitter Giveaway for Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Hi everyone, to celebrate the fact that Infini by Krista and Becca Ritchie is releasing next week on Tuesday I’m holding a giveaway on Twitter. I’m giving away two kindle copies of the book because I want others to read and love this book as much as I have. You can read my full review here, but I promise you that this book will completely mesmerize you and sweep you off your feet.

You can add Infini on Goodreads here, and you can also pre-order Infini on Amazon at the moment. The book is on sale the first week for 3 USD, and if you pre-order and send your receipt to Krista and Becca on their website you’ll get an exclusive short story from the Addicted series universe set during Halloween, 2018. You can read more about it here.

You can enter my giveaway by retweeting the following tweet on Twitter,

Some information, that I also mentioned on my Twitter under my giveaway,

  • There will be two winners in total.
  • The giveaway ends February 2, and winners will be chosen the day afterwards and must reply within 24 hours.
  • The giveaway is international, but you must have an Amazon account since that is the only place I know how to gift ebooks.

That’s it! I really hope you all will love this book as much as I have, it’s absolutely magical and deserves all of the love in the world. If you want something fun while you wait, check out the official Spotify playlist for Infini here, it’s just amazing!

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ARC Review of Infini by Krista and Becca Ritchie

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686979_orig.jpgInfini by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Publication Date: January 31, 2017.

Publisher: Independently published.

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, and Romance.

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Selling points: Amazing characters, family oriented story and lots of epic circus moments!

Purchase here: Amazon | iBooks

Synopsis: Some love is infinite.

“Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”

It was terrible advice.

My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.
He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.
He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.

Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.

“You can help me fix it,” she says.
And then she hands me a list.

Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content. Luka Kotova is introduced in Amour Amour, and Infini takes place in the same acrobatic world. However, it’s not necessary to read Amour Amour prior to Infini.

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Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie tells the story of Jamaican-American Baylee Wright and Russian-American Luka Kotova and takes you on a captivating and unexpected journey that will sweep you away to the sound of the circus. Infini is nothing like I expected it to be, and everything I needed it to be, and more. It’s beautiful, full of culture, music, raw emotion and battles impossible to overcome. But as they say, the circus is where the impossible becomes possible. This book has a lot more angst than I expected, and with both the bff-to-lovers trope and the forbidden love trope, I’m absolutely certain that this book will move readers just as much as it has me. I was mesmerized from beginning to end, with not a single dull moment in sight. Infini deals with a lot of heavy topics, that are in no way romanticized. It deals with depression, kleptomania, bulimia, and abuse. All of this is mentioned in a detailed trigger warning in the beginning of the book. All of the topics are dealt with in a very respectful manner in the book but should be taken into consideration before reading.

I absolutely fell in love with Luka and Baylee in this book. Their story is very unexpected, and we are thrown right into the middle of it. There are so many unexpected twists and turns, for them and for the people around them. Their friendship, their love, it’s not easy. The journey is one filled with so much angst, but also with so much love and support. They have a healthy relationship, where they constantly push each other to take care of themselves, and just thinking about it makes my heart swell. Their love for dance is so special to me, and almost a bit magical. The way dancing and music moved within them, and how important it was to them, was one of the most precious parts of their relationship.

However, I think what will truly catch readers, and make them completely hooked on this book, is the amazing and huge cast, and the big family they all are. The Kotova siblings and cousins all play a huge part in this book, and yes there are a lot of them, they basically rule the Aerial Ethereal universe. We also see a lot of Baylee’s family. Nonetheless, what truly bonds all of the characters is the circus, the ties they make through all of the ups and downs, and that is why circus is family. The art is what makes them family, and it’s far from easy at times, but seeing all the work that goes into the relationships is what makes them so precious and worthwhile in the end. A strong sense of family exists throughout the entire book, and you will fall in love with so many characters, a lot more than just Luka and Baylee. The cast in Infini is huge and diverse and will have you rooting for so many people, and consequently craving more books about the Aerial Ethereal universe. I know I am.

I think personally though, what I love the most about Infini, and all books Krista and Becca write, is that they have this way of always keeping you on your toes and always making you so emotionally invested in the story, the characters, the moment right here, right now in the book. I guess you could say I’m a very emotional reader, but Infini truly made me cry several times throughout the book. Through the good moments and the bad, Infini pulls you in like few other books can. I have such a hard time describing what it is that makes this book so special to me, I love it so much, and Krista and Becca’s characters have a way of making you feel a part of their world, of them essentially. You are not only reading about Luka and Baylee, and the circus, but you are also a part of their magical and tough world. Every struggle, every achievement, you feel it as if it were your own.

I can barely express how much this book means to me, I just know that Baylee and Luka will always stay in my heart. All the tears shed, the laughs I’ve had, and all the special moments in between, have made me so happy and I’m really thankful to have Infini and its characters in my life. I can’t wait for the world to read Infini and love it as much as I do.

Thank you, Krista and Becca, for my ARC of Infini, I appreciate this opportunity so much. I can’t wait to see what more books you both put into the world, you have a forever fan in me.

P.S. Fangirl Time. After I finished Infini I started listening to the official Infini playlist on Krista’s Spotify, and it’s so amazing. I highly recommend it. Also, I’m dancing around my house to it, thinking of all the epic moments in Infini, and the songs fit the book so well *crying* I’m surprised the review above is actually somewhat composed, BECAUSE LET ME TELL YOU I WAS NOT WHEN I READ THIS BOOK. IT WILL GUT YOU AND MAKE YOU CRY AND LAUGH AND SQUEAL, LIKE A LOT. I had so many fangirling moments, and I still can’t believe this book is real AND THAT I READ IT. I have a lot of pent-up emotions, and happiness, AND I JUST NEED TO DANCE AND CELEBRATE THE AMAZINGNESS THAT IS INFINI. Okay, thanks that were all *dances away*

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Cover Reveal for The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis

Hi everyone and welcome to the cover reveal for The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis, the standalone sequel to The Melody of You and Me by the same author. The publication date is yet to be announced but this book is one you don’t want to miss. Without further ado, here is the cover for The Paths We Choose…

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The synopsis for The Paths We Choose is the following:

Lily Ferrari enjoys having control over every detail of her life. Ever since she left her parents’ house to gain her freedom, she decided to fully own her autonomy. But an unexpected visit from her little brother may change the path she chooses to follow.

Add to that a casual fling with the bright architect Mayte González, and Lily’s summer is turning out more interesting than she expected. It certainly beats the routine of working extra shifts at Johnson’s Bookstore.
A few weeks before her college life begins, Lily needs to figure out if she’s wrong about the past or if she should continue to protect her heart at all costs.

Sometimes moving forward is only possible if you have the right people by your side.

Add the book on Goodreads.

Author Info

M. Hollis could never decide what to do with her life. From the time she was a child, she has changed her ideas for a career hundreds of times. After writing in hidden notebooks during classes and daydreaming during every spare moment of her day, she decided to fully dedicate herself to her stories. When she isn’t scrolling around her social media accounts or reading lots of femslash fanfiction, you’ll find her crying about female characters and baking cookies.

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What do you think of the cover? Isn’t it just beautiful? Will you be reading The Paths We Choose when it comes out? 

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Zodiac Recommendations #3 Aries Books

Hi everyone, and welcome to my third week of Zodiac Book Recommendations. Every week I’m recommending books for one of the zodiac signs, starting with Aquarius and ending with Capricorn, after chronological order. This week I have three book recommendations for Aries.

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This week we are embracing fire, the element of the Aries, the one that they carry inside of them. Like every other zodiac sign, the Aries have their strengths and weaknesses, and with these qualities in mind I have tried to find suitable book recommendations. I hope that whoever you are, whether you are an Aries yourself or someone who knows an Aries, you’ll enjoy these book recommendations.

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For Aries I’m recommending the books below,

The books I’ve chosen are ones that I think celebrate Aries qualities in one way or another. I hope you’ll love these books, and maybe even find a new favorite. Check out my book recommendations for the other zodiac signs too. Next week I’m doing Taurussee previous recommendations here.

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Cover Reveal for Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

Today is the cover reveal for Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. This cover is designed by Daniel Tinagan.

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By Clarisse David
Genre: Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: February 6, 2017

Blurb:
No bets. No fake relationships. Just a very real one that has to be kept under wraps.

Seventeen-year-old Melissa wants to dye her hair cotton candy pink and focus on her ukulele instead of Physics. But she can’t. As the daughter of a Catholic school principal, living up to her model student image 24/7 is a must. Something’s about to give under all the pressure. She only hopes it isn’t her.

Getting involved with a troublemaking basketball player is the last possible thing she needs…

Lance is used to getting what he wants. With a pretty face he uses to full advantage and his role as co-captain of the basketball team, the easy way is the only way he’s ever known. Until the day he notices the prim Melissa he’s known forever is actually hot and decides to ask her out. He has no idea he’s about to learn the lesson of a lifetime.

Not getting what he wants might exactly be what he needs.

You can find Keeping the Distance on Goodreads

You can pre-order Keeping the Distance on Amazon

Clarisse DavidAbout the Author:
Clarisse David is a Young Adult and New Adult author from the land of epic heat waves a.k.a. the Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and cannot survive without Taylor Swift songs, red lipstick, and books. When not hanging out on Twitter, she can be found working on her latest writing project.

You can find and contact Clarisse here:
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Giveaway
There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Keeping the Distance. These are the prizes you can win:
– One winner will win an ebook copy of Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David and an ebook of their choice from #romanceclass. See the whole list of romanceclass books here: http://www.romanceclass.com
– 2 winners will each win an ebook copy of Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

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Zodiac Recommendations #2 Pisces Books

Hi everyone, and welcome to my second week of Zodiac Book Recommendations. Every week I’m recommending books for one of the zodiac signs, starting with Aquarius and ending with Capricorn, after chronological order. This week I have three book recommendations for Pisces.

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We are talking about Pisces this week, the zodiac sign that embraces the element water. The Pisces have their strengths and weaknesses, which can be read about in the graphics, and with these qualities in mind I have tried to find suitable book recommendations. I hope that whoever you are, whether you are a Pisces yourself or someone who knows a Pisces, you’ll enjoy these book recommendations.

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For Pisces, the books I’m recommending are the following,

The books I’ve chosen are ones that I think celebrate Pisces qualities in one way or another. I hope you’ll love these books, and maybe even find a new favorite. Check out my book recommendations for the other zodiac signs too. Next week I’m doing Aries, see previous recommendations here.

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Top Ten Tuesday #7 Eight Underrated Books I’ve Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to read more about their blog feature and join the fun, you can do it here.

This week the theme for Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So and I honestly think it’s the best topic. I mean recommending underrated books is literally the best thing ever. So down below is a list of eight books that I think don’t get enough love, and that should be on everyone’s TBR. I love these books beyond anything, and you all need to get them as soon as possible.

  1. Plastic Wings by C.T Callahan.
  2. Rumor Has It by Farrah F. Polestico
  3. My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros
  4. salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
  5. Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges
  6. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  7. Complementary and Acute by Ella Lyons
  8. Prep and Prejudice by Miren B. Flores

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Review of Plastic Wings by C.T. Callahan

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image2Plastic Wings by C.T. Callahan

Publication Date: November 22, 2016.

Publisher: Three Little Books Co.

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, and Apocalyptic.

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Selling points: An amazing woman of color as the protagonist, character development, and unique world with angels.

Purchase here: Amazon | The Book Depository | Three Little Books Co.

Synopsis: When seven-year-old Evie Weiss discovers a strange, sickly boy in her otherwise familiar forest, she has no idea what it holds for her world. He is a dark angel, one of a race of humanoid beings that feed on humanity and tear Evie’s world down around her. Years later, as humanity mounts a counter-attack against the dark angels, Evie remembers the boy in the forest and finds herself torn between her loyalty to her own people and feelings of compassion for these strange creatures that first captivated her as a child.

It is the quest of one girl to unite two worlds so separated by war, but how can she close the gap between two races so determined to hate each other?

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Thank you, C.T. Callahan, for my copy of Plastic Wings. This book has officially become one of my new favorites and I’m truly grateful I won it in your giveaway.

Plastic Wings is one of my new favorite books, and it even sparked my love for fantasy. I’ve only been reading contemporary books for months now, and it’s so refreshing to be reading fantasy again, and one about angels too. I haven’t done that in ages. There are literally so many amazing things to highlight about Plastic Wings; the strong heroine of color that is the most relatable girl ever, the diverse cast and the epic world C.T. Callahan has created, are just a few.

Evie, the main character, is someone I relate to a lot. She loves her family, but disagrees and hates a lot of the things they do. I honestly respect that part so much. Loving your family and disagreeing with them at the same time is okay, and I think that was just so beautifully done. Evie is strong willed, but she has her flaws too, which is what makes her really stand out as a character and make you fall in love with her. To me, Evie also reads as someone who is on the ace-spectrum. I base this off of two very specific parts of the book (the quotes below have small spoilers, but not a lot. I replaced the names with x and y so that people wanting to see for themselves can do so with minimum spoilers. I think you can read the quotes without the story being spoiled, but I’m warning just in case).

I was never interested in physical intimacy so X instigated the kissing and touching, often catching me by surprise. It took practice and guidance on his part for me to live up to his standards. He’d guide my hands, lead my mouth, and constantly tell me how I could improve.

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“We’re not screwing,” I said. “Honestly, I don’t even want to.”

Angie rolled her eyes. “I think you’re missing the point of a relationship.”

I didn’t know how to explain to Angie what it felt like to just want to be near someone, to want to hear their laugh like a soundtrack and wake up to their smile every morning. Even with X, I’d never craved physical intimacy, but with Y, just the sound of his voice brought me more pleasure than sex ever could.

Note: I’m not on the ace-spectrum myself, and because of that, cannot speak about the representation as well as someone who identifies as on the ace-spectrum can. If I find further information about this topic, I will edit my review to include it here.

Plastic Wings is a very funny story despite all of the horrors displayed in this world C.T. Callahan has created. A pretty memorable moment taken out of context is this one,

“The shirtless hero was always my favorite trope.”

“Hold still,” I said. “You’re bleeding a lot.”

But if we are being real here, the character that truly brings a lot of sass into this book is Alex. Getting to know him and seeing him and Evie get to know each other was something else and I was at multiple times kicking my legs everywhere because I had, the feels. This should convince you as to why you need to get this book as soon as possible, as in yesterday.

The characters in Plastic Wings have incredible character development, they grow, they evolve and yet they still stay true to who they are. It’s amazing to read and makes you want to get to know the characters even further. I can’t wait for the sequel because I crave more of these characters, answers to my questions and so much more. Plastic Wings perfectly shows a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, and together with some amazing characters, this book is a winner. I recommend it with all of my heart.

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Zodiac Recommendations #1 Aquarius Books

Hi everyone, and welcome to my Zodiac Book Recommendations. Every week I’m recommending books for one of the zodiac signs, starting with Aquarius and ending with Capricorn, after chronological order. This first week I have three book recommendations for Aquarius.

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Since we are talking about Aquarius this week, I hope you’re embracing the air around you so that you can take in the element of the sign. Like every other zodiac sign, the Aquarius have their strengths and weaknesses, and with these qualities in mind I have tried to find suitable book recommendations. I hope that whoever you are, whether you are an Aquarius yourself or someone who knows an Aquarius, you’ll enjoy these book recommendations. May at least one of these books help you channel your inner Aquarius.

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The books I’m recommending this week, in the name of Aquarius, are the following,

The books I’ve chosen are ones that I think celebrate Aquarius qualities in one way or another. I hope you’ll love these books, and maybe even find a new favorite. Check out my book recommendations for the other zodiac signs too. Next week I’m doing Pisces.

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