Friday, September 22, 2017

Book Review | Broken by K. Webster


Title: Broken (Breaking the Rules #1)
Author: K. Webster
Release Date: January 19th 2014
Page Amount: 199 pages, Kindle edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

Andi has the perfect life. She is about to graduate with an Architecture degree and marry her-All American baseball star-fiancĂ©. When she catches him in bed with another woman, her world is turned upside down. Left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, she takes on a new persona—a promiscuous one. This new role protects her heart from ever being broken again.

Andi now lives by a set of rules. The game? Sex with a new pawn every weekend. Every Friday, she sets her sight on a new sexy, successful man to play along—no strings attached, please. When Monday rolls around, she kicks them to the curb and moves on. It has helped her get through the pain of her past—that is, until she meets Jackson.

The mysterious Jackson is excited to play her game. He too has had his heart broken in the past and isn’t looking for a repeat. Eventually, hearts get involved and Andi wonders if the game is still worth playing.

Will she look for a new pawn or will she break the rules with Jackson?

Review: 

My first K. Webster book was Zeke's Eden. The one that made me a K. Webster fan was Whispers and the Roars. The review for that one is coming. That one was amazing.

This, I believe, is her first published book. I decided to give it a read. It was also free so why not? It was good but not as good as K. Webster's later books. I definitely saw how she's grown as a writer and that was really cool. Her descriptions are a lot better now. Her writing is richer and more engaging. Here sometimes I was struggling to feel like I was with the characters. Which is the best way to feel when reading. Or that you are the characters. That you are them or you feel what they're feeling. Here I didn't really get that. And I felt like sometimes the sex scenes were not needed. I wasn't sure how much they moved the story forward. I enjoy K. Webster's later book a lot. I would give this one 3 quills, I think.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Blitz | Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe!!


Born, Darkly
Trisha Wolfe

(Darkly, Madly Duet, #1)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other…to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.
 


Author Bio:
From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review | Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster


Title: Whispers and the Roars
Author: K. Webster
Release Date: December 6th 2016
Page Amount: 227 pages, Kindle edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

 ***THIS STANDALONE IS BEST ENJOYED WHEN YOU DON'T READ ANY REVIEWS OR SPOILERS BEFORE READING. GOING IN BLIND IS BEST. TRUST ME.***

When my eyes are closed, the monster can’t ever see me.
When I sing a song in my head, the monster can’t ever hear me.
When I pretend my bedroom is a playground where I play hide and seek, the monster can’t ever find me.

The darkness should frighten me.
I should worry I’ll find more monsters…monsters scarier than him.
But I’m not afraid.

It’s safe here.
When I’m inside of my head…

He. Can’t. Ever. Touch. Me.

Warning:
Whispers and the Roars is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over which could be upsetting to some. Proceed with caution. This story is NOT for everyone.

Review: 

This was one of my top three favorite books of last year. It was number three on the list. I'm not even sure where to begin with this one. It is not your typical love story, that's for sure. It is kind of dark but I doubt that it's as dark as you're thinking. In my mind I refer to it as "Psychological Romance." In the description it stays vague and tells you not to read reviews because it's best to go in blind. I agree, which is why this review is so difficult to write. Just know, that even though this is an unconvential love story it is on of the most beautiful ones that I've ever read. I kept reading that there was a huge twist. I guessed at it early on but then thought that couldn't possibly be it. Then maybe 10% before the twist was revealed, I knew what it was. Most people didn't, though. I feel a little cheated because I figured it out. Either way, it was an amazing book. I highly recommend this. It is my favorite K. Webster book hands down. 5 quills.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Book Review | Crank by Ellen Hopkins


Title: Crank
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Release Date: October 1st 2004
Page Amount: 537 pages, Paperback edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the turbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the "monster," the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or "crank." Kristina is introduced to the drug while visiting her largely absent and ne'er-do-well father. While under the influence of the monster, Kristina discovers her sexy alter-ego, Bree: "there is no perfect daughter, / no gifted high school junior, / no Kristina Georgia Snow. / There is only Bree." Bree will do all the things good girl Kristina won't, including attracting the attention of dangerous boys who can provide her with a steady flow of crank. 

Review:

This was my first Ellen Hopkins book and it will not be my last. Boy, was it a powerful read. It looks like a long book but that's deceiving. It's written in verse. This is a form of novel writing that I love. It mixes two of my favorite art forms. Poetry/verse and fiction/novels. This book is a heavy read so be sure that you're prepared if you're going to dive in. It details a young woman's downward spiral into the world of drugs. It is powerful, heartfelt, infuriating...and yet there is still hope. I loved this book. I gave it away to one of my best friends soon after I read it because I wanted other people to read it, too. I will be reading the second one and more Ellen Hopkins books. This was one of my top three books of 2016. 5 quills.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Bundle Reviews | Harry Potter Reviews


Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: Story by: J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne Play by: Jack Thorne
Release Date: July 31st 2016
Published By: Little, Brown
Page Amount: 343 pages, Hardcover, Special Rehearsal Script Edition

GoodReads Blurb:

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Review: 

I pre-ordered this because I was desperate to get my hands on it. I had been waiting to get my hands on this story for nine years. I can't give too much of a review because that would be giving away an abundance of information about all of the books. It took turns that I was not expecting at all and I yelled at the book a lot. I put up a special away message on my e-mail just to say I would be gone until I had finished the book. There are some things mentioned in the book that I want to know more about. Maybe one day I'll get to learn them. I would recommend this to any Harry Potter fan for sure. I do wish I could have seen the play, of course. But I give this 5 quills.

 


Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Author: J. K. Rowling
Release Date: November 18th 2016
Published By: Arthur A. Levine Books
Page Amount: 293 pages, Hardcover


GoodReads Blurb:

J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader's bookshelf.

Review: 

I wasn't in a mad hurry to read this book because it isn't directly to do with Harry Potter but of course I still had to have it (and to read it) because it's part of that world. The wizarding world that J. K. Rowling created. I was also pretty sure that it mentioned Grindelwald, who is definitely somebody that I want to know more about. It was a good story although I think the second half was better. I also think it is something that would translate better on the screen. I have yet to see the movie but I really want to. I will of course be getting the other ones when they come out. I hope to learn more about Grindelwald. I also hope that Dumbledore is mentioned more. I think I would give this one about....4.5 quills?




Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author: J. K. Rowling
Release Date: June 26th 1997
Published By: Scholastic Inc.
Page Amount: 320 pages, Hardcover


GoodReads Blurb:

Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.

Review: 


How do I even to review Harry Potter? I've been madly in love with this story and these characters for years now. For nearly half my life, really. Well, more than that, depending upon how you look at it. I was 11 when I saw the first movie. 13 to 14 when I first read the books that were out. So Harry Potter has been an enormous part of my life for about half of my life.

In full disclosure, it took me a few times to read the first book but once I got past that first chapter, I was hooked. The story that unfolds in these books is amazing. So much more than "just a children's story." And I feel as if much of it is all too relevant to today's society. I've read the book twice. Well, three times now since I listened to the audiobook this year. It's still amazing and I can't wait to listen to the next six books. It's been too long since I read them. When I read them or watch the movies, it isn't like I'm reading about characters, it's like a reunion with old friends. 

Obviously, I give this 5 quills. I highly, highly recommend this series. The audiobooks are great, too. Check them out if for some reason you haven't already!!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Book Review | Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay


Title: Difficult Women
Author: Roxanne Gay
Release Date: January 3rd 2017
Page Amount: 272 pages, Kindle edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State—which earned rave reviews and was selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, NPR, the Boston Globe, and Kirkus—and her New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the marriage of one of them. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.

Review:

This was the April book of the month for the book online book club that I'm in. I listened to the audio of this one. It's a collection of stories. Honestly. I find the title a little bit misleading. I almost feel like it should be called Damaged Women instead. Even so, there were some very good stories in this collection. There were some very affecting stories in this book. I thought that in general it was written quite well. 

These were my favorites:
I Will Follow You
North Country
Requiem For a Heart

These three affected me the most. But Requiem For a Heart is the one that stands out most in my mind. It was very metaphorical. I loved that about it. It was like a modern day fairy tale. A magical, whimsical tale. I loved this one. I would read this one again for sure. I would also definitely read more Roxanne Gay. I think I give this one 3.5 quills.

 
 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Book Review | The Elvis Presley I Knew by Robert C. Cantwell


Title: The Elvis Presley I Knew
Author: Robert C. Cantwell
Release Date: August 5th 2013
Page Amount: 175 pages, Kindle edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

“I would have been duty-bound if I had recognized Elvis’ alleged drug abuse.”
Robert C. Cantwell

Elvis I knew was a superstar, authentic country gentleman and ‘unprejudiced’ that cherished being around those that regarded him as an ordinary person.

Review:

Yes, there were too many errors in this book for my taste. I think it could have benefited from being looked over one more time. However, the content of the book was really great. You got to hear more great stories about Elvis. The author spoke honestly about the person he knew. And my favorite thing about the book was that it showed Elvis as a normal person. I mean, he was and he wasn't. But this showed that under all of that he was a human being. He was wonderful but he still made mistakes. We're all human, we all do. So, even though this book had its share of errors I would still recommend it. 4 quills.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review | Leave This Song Behind


Title: Leave This Song Behind: teen poetry at is best
Author: Teen Ink, multiple
Release Date: April 26th 2016
Page Amount: 216 pages, Kindle edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

It's been 10 years since the last book in the Teen Ink series Written in the Dirt was published. Now, a whole new batch of teen writers has emerged with their own unique voices. Leave This Song Behind features the best poetry submitted by those writers to Teen Ink over the last five years.
The pieces in this book were chosen because they were so powerful that they stood out from the rest. Teen Ink editors took a deep look into each poem's strengths then divided Leave This Song Behind into seven sections based on the poetic techniques or qualities that moved them most. Vivid sensory details made some poems shine; others caught their attention with simple, sparse language. Still others were chosen because of their thoughtful use of form; compelling stories; strong figurative language; unexpected connections and wit; and fresh writing about familiar topics.

Dig in and let these brave young voices capture your heart and mind with their passion, their pain, and their amazing poetry!

Review:

I read Teen Ink fairly regularly in high school. Our teacher would get shipments of them and hand them out in Creative Writing class. Sometimes we'd spend the whole class looking through them. (IT was a pretty free form class.) I found a lot of inspiration in the pages of those magazines. They helped me grow as a writer.

I'm o Netgalley but don't use it a lot. However, when I saw this I knew that I had to request it. Besides the beautiful cover I really wanted to dive into the poetry. I adore poetry. Whenever I read it I feel the need to write it. It's like filling myself up with poetic creativity. Recharging myself and my poetry batteries. The poems in here were beautiful. I loved them and would reread this one for sure. I know not everyone is into poetry but I think this is a good one to try. Or if you love poetry check this one. There is definitely talent out there amongst today's teenagers. 5 quills.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Book Review | How to Begin Again by Cindy Ray Hale


Title: How to Begin Again
Author: Cindy Ray Hale
Release Date: March 25th 2017

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GoodReads Blurb:

Hannah Miller is stuck in the past. Although she hasn’t told a soul, she can’t stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend, Colin, the guy who pulled her into a lot of trouble at her old school. She’s working hard to move on with a fresh start. Her parents sent her to a private school to reform her and she loves the new friends she made there, but that hasn’t stopped her from secretly looking up romantic pictures of her with Colin. Despite her best efforts, she can’t let go.

But all she has to do is look out her bedroom window, which looks straight into the bedroom of Evan Bellingham, the hottie who goes to her new school. But when he invites her over and surprises her with the song he’d written for her, she begins to wonder if he’s the key to helping her learn how to begin again.

Review: 

This was a quick read and my introduction to Cindy Ray Hale's story telling. I enjoyed Hannah's story a lot. It was a short and sweet read. It made me curious to read more about the character. To learn more about her and to dive into Cindy's other books. The writing was clean and engaging. I have to admit, with the mention of Evan's southern twang and his blue eyes and the fact that he played guitar and sang...yes, I thought of Elvis. It was hard not to. But I liked it for more than just that. I look forward to reading more from this author. 4 quills.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Book Review | Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell


Title: Kindred Spirits
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: February 26th 2016
Page Amount: 96 pages, mass market paperback

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GoodReads Blurb:

'Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.'
'Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?'
'Maybe.'

If you broke Elena's heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she's expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she's not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.

Review: 

My sister and I decided to buddy read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. While she was getting the book I decided to pick up this short story by Rowell. I'm not a super obsessed Star Wars fan but I do like Str Wars. So it was fun to read about all of the Star Wars references in this story. I feel a little like Elena because I haven't seen the prequels...I'm still debating if I should.

Anyway, my favorite part may very well have been the Star Wars references but I enjoyed the interaction between the characters, as well. Elena and Gabe had an interesting dynamic. This story was short so I feel like I can't go into too much detail without giving things away. It isn't a super plot heavy story, it's more character driven, I think. I like character driven stories, though. I had fun reading this and liked the discussion thrown in about high school and cliques. I went to a pretty cliquey high school myself. If you love Star Wars I think you may enjoy this. I'd say about 3.5 quills.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Book Review | Off Duty with Private Presley


Title: Off Duty with Private Presley
Author: Memphis Recording Studio
Release Date: February 26 2010

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Review:

In case you can't tell, I may be kind of in love with Elvis Presley. This book is filled with wonderfil pictures that I could look at again and again. It also has some information and anecdotes about Elvis when he was in the army. I really enjoyed reading this and it is displayed prominently on my bookshelf. And always will be. There is a C. D. in the back with recordings from when he was in the army that I really, really need to listen to!! A great addition to any Elvis fan's collection. 5 quills!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Book Review | The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen


Title: The Snow Queen
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Release Date: November 5th 2002 (first published December 21st 1844)
Page Amount: 96 pages, Hardcover

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GoodReads Blurb:

Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical. One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow Queen is a story about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for her playmate Kay–who was abducted by the Snow Queen and taken to her frozen palace–is brought to life in delicate and evocative illustrations.

Review:

The Snow Queen was mt very favorite fairy tale as a little girl. There was a movie version if it that I used to watch a lot but for the life of me I cannot remember which one it was...It was animated, I know that. 

Anyway, I was in love with this story as a little girl. The idea recently came to me that I wanted to do a retelling of it. So of course, I had to read the original story again. I actually listened to the audio of it. I loved the story just as much as when I was younger. It is still my favorite and I can bet it will remain my favorite fairy tale. I love the message behind it and the magical feel behind it. I know it's a fairy tale so of course it has a magical feel. But if you've read it, you probably know what I mean. Actually, a character in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe reminds me very much of The Snow Queen. The message is beautiful. To keep it short: I love it!! Five quills!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Book Reviews | Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Volumes 1 and 2



Title: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Volumes 1 and 2
Authors:

(first published December 28th 1991) Volume Two: Published November 15th 2011 by Kodansha Comics (first published September 22nd 2003)
Page Amounts: Volume One: 242 pages, paperback Volume Two: 235 pages, paperback


GoodReads Blurbs:

Volume One:

Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!

This new edition of Sailor Moon will feature:
-An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation!
-Japanese-style, right-to-left reading!
-New cover art never before seen in the U.S.!
-The original Japanese character names!
-Detailed translation notes!

This version of Sailor Moon will be completely true to original. Join us as Sailor Moon returns to the U.S. for the first time in years!


Volume Two:
The mysterious Tuxedo Mask has revealed his identity, forcing Usagi to come to terms with her growing affections for the masked vigilante, all the while defending the people of Earth from renewed attacks by the sinister “enemy”. Everything threatens to overwhelm even Sailor Moon when suddenly a new Sailor Guardian appears. Could this new Guardian be the Moon Princess the Sailor Guardians are sworn to protect?

Review:

I LOVED Sailor Moon as a little girl. So when I got older I knew I wanted to read the original mangas. I was lucky to find the boxed set of the first six books at Barnes and Noble one day. Of course, I bought it. I loved seeing the way the original story line played out. There were also enough similarities to the anime I watched as a child that I got giddy reading it. I still love Sailor Moon. I couldn't stop reading and had to read the first two back to back. I really enjoy these mangas and would recommend them to someone who: loves manga or loved Sailor Moon when they were younger. I'm excited to finish the rest of the mangas that I have and then buy the rest. Maybe it's partly nostalgia but I give these 5 quills.
  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book Review | Summer Touch by Shaye Evans


Title: Summer Touch
Author: Shaye Evans
Release Date: January 2015
Published By: Kiss and Tell Publishing
Page Amount: 14 pages, Kindle edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

When Ash and Dan met, the electricity between them was undeniable. A year later, their desire and lust is as powerful as it ever was. To celebrate their anniversary, they take a deep plunge into unexplored territory and experience new waves of erotic desire.

Intended for readers eighteen years and over due to the same sex, sexual nature of this book.

Review:

This was a quick read. I liked that it was M/M because there isn't a lot of that. Or at least, it's hard to come by. But for me, some of it was difficult to get into. I wished that some of the language drew me in to the story a bit more. I would give this one 3 quills but I'd still check out other works by this author.   

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Book Tour | Just One Chance by C. A. Harms


JUST ONE CHANCE by CA Harms is LIVE!


JUST ONE CHANCE by CA Harms
Oh Tequila #1, Standalone
Limitless Publishing
New Adult Romantic Comedy

Tequila, you failed me.

You left me in a terrible haze, and I can’t find my god damn wallet.

Or my left shoe.

How the hell does one lose their shoe?

I have no f*cking clue.

All I know is that my night started out with one thing in mind…to have a little fun.

The problem with that? I can’t remember a damn thing, except one.

Morgan’s soft and needy moans. It’s a sound I will never forget, just thinking about it makes my heart race and my pulse quicken. And I want to hear it over and over again…I craved it.

But Morgan’s a mystery. The harder I try the more she resists. There’s one thing she doesn’t know about me though…I’m not one to give up.

I’ll play her game, I’ll let her think she’s won. But in the end, I will have her.

Because all I need is Just One Chance to prove she’s meant for me…

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EXCERPT:
Before I could say anything, Xavier hooked me around the waist and stepped closer to Pete. “Hi, you must be Pete,” he said, thrusting his hand out toward the dumbfounded man. “I’m Xavier, Morgan’s boyfriend, and we’re here to meet Marcus.”

“Um, y-y-yeah.” I felt awful at Pete’s obvious stuttering. “L-l- let me show you both to your table.”

“You are awful.” I slapped at his arm as he slid his hand lower, cupping my ass. “What are you gonna do next, pee on my leg?”

I walked away from him but I could hear his laughter echoing behind me. Apparently Xavier Stone was on some type of high horse. As I approached the table I had a feeling that my best friend had some involvement in this fiasco.


C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.



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Friday, August 11, 2017

Book Review | What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis Presley


Title: What Every Child Needs to Know About Elvis Presley
Author: R. Bradley Snyder, Robert Kempe, Marc Engelsgjerd
Release Date: March 18th 2014
Page Amount: 22 pages, board book

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GoodReads Blurb:

Elvis Presley was called “the King of Rock and Roll.” His life and music transformed society in ways that are still felt to this day. With honesty, integrity, simplicity, and humor, What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis Presley explains this pop icon to young children, helping them to understand the modern world and, more importantly, the adults in their lives. Written by three dads – a child expert, a healthcare analyst, and a veteran of the children’s publishing world – What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis Presley is the book all true music lovers will want for their young children.

 

Review:

Yes, this is a board book. Which means it's for little kids but it's about Elvis so of course I read it. I also loved that it was for little kids. It gave a good quick overview of Elvis. I love Elvis. I would definitely suggest this as something to read to your kids. Or nephews or nieces, et cetera. If I had children I would absolutely buy this for them and read it to them. I think it's essential for every music lover if they have children in their lives they want to start teaching about music. 4 quills.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Book Review | Zeke's Eden by K. Webster


Title: Zeke's Eden
Author: K. Webster
Release Date: June 21st 2016
Page Amount: 74 pages, Kindle edition

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GoodReads Blurb:

Following Daddy’s rules has always been easy.
Smile. Nod. Repeat.

Until I met Zeke.
Dark. Dirty. Sinner.
A hungry beast, released from his cage.
And I’m on the menu.

Tonight, I’m Zeke’s Eden.
His sugar.
His whore.

Daddy’s little girl is all grown up…

***Warning: This is an erotic novella.***


Review:

Like the blurb says, this is an erotic novella, so if you're not into that then this isn't for you. And I probably wouldn't even bother reading the review. That being said, if you're looking for something short and hot and sexy then I think that you've come to the right place. This is a quick, sexy, hot read. And it's well written. I'm interested to see what happens next. If you're looking for some good erotica then I'd definitely suggest picking this up. This was my first K. Webster book and I really enjoyed it. But it wasn't what started my obsession with her books. That review will come later. Anyway, 4 quills.
 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Book Blitz | The Wild by K. Webster

The Wild

by K. Webster  
Publication Date: August 7, 2017  
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Taboo 

 


I brought them to the wilderness because we couldn’t cope with our reality. The plan was to make a new life that didn’t include heartache. No people. No technology. No interference. Just us. A chance to piece together what was broken. But the wilderness is untamed and harsh. Brutal and unforgiving. It doesn’t give a damn about your feelings. Tragedy lives there too. No escaping the truths that won’t let you go. All you can do is survive where love, no matter how beastly, is the only thing you can truly count on. Confusing. Wrong. Twisted. Beautiful. Sick. Love is wild. And we’re going to set it free. 

Warning: The Wild is an extremely taboo story. Most will find that the themes in this book will make you incredibly uncomfortable. This book is only for the brave, the open-minded, and the ones who crave love in even the most dismal of situations. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to heavy taboo themes, then this story is not for you. 

About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP