It’s Loverboy Release Day!

Today is the day that Sarina Bowen’s Loverboy is released in the wild! You can see the cover and synopsis over on my cover reveal post HERE and check out an excerpt from the book below!


Excerpt

Earlier, I’d spotted him even before he came into the bar. I watched him get out of that cab and then check the time. I saw him look toward the pub, weighing his choices.

My heart had thumped along with only one word. Please.

Fine—not my heart. It was other parts of me who were doing all the begging. Silently, of course. Speaking up seems impossible right now. What if he laughs in my face? Or—this might even be worse—what if he says yes? And then we get naked and I can’t satisfy him?

You’re not very adventurous, Spalding said. You’re not very good in bed.

My ex is the only person I’ve ever been naked with. And thanks to him, I’m afraid to try again with someone else. If another man tells me I’m no fun, I don’t know how I’d come back from that.

On the other hand, if I don’t get out of this rut, then Spalding wins. Maybe I sound melodramatic, but I don’t want to die before I experience terrific sex.

It’s really no surprise that my drink disappears quickly.

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Highly Anticipated Titles ~ June 2019

Highly Anticipated Titles is a monthly feature showcasing some of the book releases I’m most excited for each month. June will finally ease up on the new books front but I’ve still got a few I’m hyped for. Check them out below!


AyeshaatLastAyesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Published by Berkley Books

Expected on June 4, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Retelling

Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn’t want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century.

Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family. Looking into the rumors, she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid, but also the truth she realizes about herself.


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Highly Anticipated Titles ~ May 2019

Highly Anticipated Titles is a monthly feature showcasing some of the book releases I’m most excited for each month. May is full of exciting releases and I’ve got a handful that are high on my TBR. Check them out below!


WHTF_JKT_2p.inddWe Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Expected on May 14, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy

People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. 

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

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TBR Time! ~ April 2019

As I’d like to be more intentional with the books I’m reading and to hopefully cut down the stacks of unread books I have on my shelves, I’m doing monthly TBR posts.

TBR Time

While I read a ton of books in March I only managed to complete six out of eight picks from my chosen TBR. Let’s see if I can do better in April!


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What do you plan to read in April? Any of these titles make your list?

Let me know in the comments below!

TBR Time! ~ March 2019

As I’d like to be more intentional with the books I’m reading and to hopefully cut down the stacks of unread books I have on my shelves, I’m doing monthly TBR posts.

TBR Time

For February I finished six of the eight I had picked for my TBR and started number seven. I’m sticking with eight yet again since it’s a solid number and leaves a little leeway for my mood.


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What’s on your TBR for March? Have you read any of these titles?

Let me know in the comments below!

January Book Haul ~ 2019

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Wow did things get wild book purchasing wise this month! Honestly I expected a lot of the new releases to end up in this haul but I didn’t count on my library book sale or Book Outlet dropping a bunch of new stuff or even falling in love with a backlist series I needed immediately. So good job me!

In terms of new releases I picked up The Wicked King, Firestarter, The Gilded Wolves, Kingdom of Copper, Song of the Dead, The Vanishing Stair, and of course both The Severed Moon & King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. Courting Darkness also came early.

From Book Outlet I bought Alex, Aprroximately, Dumplin’, Stay Sweet, Puddin’, Summer of Salt, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Thicks as Thieves, and The Edge of Everything. I also picked up The Day of the Duchess from Half Priced Books.

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From my library book sale I bought Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord, A Rogue by Any Other Name, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover, Wicked and the Wallflower, The Kiss of Deception, and The Beauty of Darkness.

Alright just writing all that out was tiring…

So, have you read any of these books? What did you get in January?

Let me know in the comments below!

TBR Time! ~ February 2019

As I’d like to be more intentional with the books I’m reading and to hopefully cut down the stacks of unread books I have on my shelves, I’m doing monthly TBR posts.

TBR Time

Well I managed to get seven out of eight picks read from my January TBR so I guess I’ll just keep picking a smaller number so I still have some room to play with. With that being said, here’s the titles I plan to read in February.


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Are any of these on your TBR for February? Have you read these before?

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Highly Anticipated Titles ~ February 2019

Highly Anticipated Titles is a monthly feature showcasing some of the book releases I’m most excited for each month. February is another packed month of new titles and I cannot wait to have these in my hands!


Vortex-Visions-Final-v1-72dpiVortex Visions by Elise Kova

Published by Silver Wing Press

Expected on February 4, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy

A desperate princess, a magical traveler, and a watch that binds them together with the fate of a dying world.

Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family.

The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have. 

Powers that might well cost her the throne.

As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored.

All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world.


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It’s Gilded Wolves Release Day!

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Today’s the day! The Gilded Wolves has finally arrived and I absolutely recommend you pick this one up ASAP! It’s glitz and mystery with characters to die for and I need a gorgeous finished copy in my hands so I can reread to my heart’s content. Check out all the book details below!

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About the Book

The Gilded Wolves

By: Roshani Chokshi

Series: The Gilded Wolves (Book One)

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Release Date: January 15, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical

Goodreads

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

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TBR Time! ~ January 2019

As I’d like to be more intentional with the books I’m reading and to hopefully cut down the stacks of unread books I have on my shelves, I’m doing monthly TBR posts.

TBR Time

I’m starting 2019 off slow with a TBR that I can assure myself will all get read. I’ll definitely be reading more but these are the must reads for the month!


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Are you doing monthly TBRs in 2019? Have you read/excited for any of these titles?

Let me know in the comments below!