Monday Reads!

Hey!

So I’m trying to get back into blogging with my hectic schedule, so prepare for short & sweet posts!

Today, I’m discussing what’s on my reading list this week! I read I listen, and then there are books that my boyfriend and I read together in the evening. Each is a different list, so enjoy what’s on our #CurrentlyReading list!

Personally Reading:

Personally Listening:

What we’re both reading:

  • House of Furies by Madeleine Roux – Thanks to #WunderkindPR I got the whole series and we are PUMPED. This is exactly the type of book we love. The 1800s, Devil, Magic, and so so much more! We’re already like 6 chapters in, and we started LAST NIGHT!
  • The Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger (#ARC from Penguin/RandomHouse at Denver Pop Culture Con). We already knew of Paul, but after meeting him, and talking to him at DPCC, we HAD to start ASAP. He told us it’s like Pokemon & Full Metal Alchemist had a Leftist Child…. I mean, how can I not? It’s fantastic so far!
  • Vengeful (Villains Book 2) by V. E. Schwab – I love Victor. I love him. He is precious to me, and I don’t care that he kills people. Fight me. Such an amazing book, we’re about to finish it VERY soon.

     

What are you currently reading? How often do you read? I’m trying to dedicate at least a half hour to my own reading/listening daily, and then our evening reading is usually at least an hour!

See ya soon!

908cb5ca-9e7a-4e09-85be-e798894ec67e-766-000000b516526737

Review: Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine

20643052

synopsis

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…

 

Rating:
4ibxdpbyT4ibxdpbyT4ibxdpbyT4ibxdpbyT4ibxdpbyT

 

 

11235387_10153017344912909_5200578881183691413_oFantastic! I am in love with this book! I got this book through the publisher and immediately started reading it. This book blends everything I love into one world, and it’s perfect. We’ve got the Great Library of Alexandra, and it has never been burned. It rules the world. The world has future tech in a most historical setting, and there are small instances of alchemy and steampunk. It’s lovely, well written and engrossing. I will say it started slow, but it grew and grew until all I could think about was the characters, what was going to happen, and when that plot twist happened, I cried. I cried for everything that could’ve been had they known. I cried for all the people who died. This book is fraught with peril, but so well done

*All opinions are my own.

New Cover Reveal! Struck: The Lightning Project Book 1 by Victoria Kinnaird!

 COVER REVEAL 


Struck: The Lightning Project Book 1
Release date: December 1st 2018
Publisher: CHBB Publishing / Encompass Ink
Cover design: Pretty AF Designs

Blurb:

Capes are stupid.
Superheroes are just wishful thinking.
True love doesn’t exist.
I’m not a hero.
Well…not yet.

A seventeen-year-old hacker, a group of teenage superheroes and one hell of a family secret come together to form the perfect storm. 
Are you ready to get Struck?

Make sure to Follow Victoria on Goodreads

“Struck: The Lightning Project Book 1” – Excerpt

“Struck: The Lightning Project Book 1” will be released on December 1st via CHBB / Encompass Teen Publishing

If you think there’s something more embarrassing than your crush walking in on you literally bouncing off your bedroom walls while shrieking your favorite Forever Fading Echoes song into your hairbrush, you’re wrong.

You’re so very wrong.

“Are you ok?” Adam asked me, an amused smile making his gorgeous lips twitch. I could tell he was dying to laugh.

“Uh, yeah,” I mumbled, face burning. “I just uh…I really love this song.”

“Really? Because you’re murdering it,” he replied, evil grin spreading across his stupid, handsome face.

“Is making obvious jokes your super power?” I snapped, crossing my arms and quirking a brow.

He chuckled, that adorable grin going dark as he tugged up the hem of his soft cotton tee shirt to expose his perfectly toned stomach. His abs looked like they were carved from weirdly sexy stone.

“Nope, I think it’s these.”

“I hate you, get out,” I yelled, but I couldn’t help but smile.

Ever since I’d agreed to stay with The Project, we’d been spending more time together. Jones had even agreed to let Adam train me in hand-to-hand combat. So I spent an unfair amount of time on my back, gazing up at him while he towered over me (if they ever make a movie of my life, this is where the training montage should be, FYI). I wasn’t complaining, that’s for damn sure.

 

Victoria Kinnaird Author Bio & Links

Victoria lives in Glasgow, Scotland with her French Bulldog, Charlie and her pug, Mr T. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2009 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism, Creative Writing and English Lit. Victoria has been writing since she was 15 years old. She loves rock music, and most of her tattoos are related to bands that she loves!

Amazon: www.smarturl.it/victoriaonamazon
Facebook: www.facebook.com/victoriakinnairdofficial
Official site: www.victoriakinnaird.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/v_kinnaird
Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoriakinnaird

(more…)

#Giveaway Alert! Preorder Santa Fe Woman: An American West Story (American West Series Book 3) by Laura Stapleton


Read the American West Series on Amazon and available in Kindle Unlimited

Preorder Santa Fe Woman: An American West Story (American West Series Book 3)

After the tragic years of the Civil War, Rachel Stewart and her brother Isaac decide to leave Missouri for new opportunities. Their family farm is gone and both agree a new life in the trading town of Santa Fe is what they need.
Only, when a Union officer comes into her work for a quick alteration of his Sunday clothes, she wants to learn more about him.

Captain Patrick Sinclair is leaving with his soldiers for Fort Dodge, Kansas. But when he meets Rachel, he is smitten. He tries to imagine ways to come back to Missouri and see her as he leads the men on to their new assignment.

Releases September 25 on Amazon. Preorder now!

 

 

Last Train Home: An American West Story

(American West Series Book 1)

Rider’s Desire: An American West Story

(American West Series Book 2)

 

Giveaway

Enter to win An American West Story paperback pack – Last Train Home and Rider’s Desire paperback. Open to US residents. Ends September 25, 2018 @ 11:59PM EST.

Entry-Form

 

The Sacrifice Box Blog Tour & Review

SacrificeBox_BlogBanner

A horror story about friendship, growing up, and finding a place in the world: Gremlins meets The Breakfast Club by way of Stephen King and Stranger Things.

1982, the summer before seventh grade. Five kids with nothing in common–Sep, Arkle, Hadley, Lamb, and Mack–become instant friends. On the last day of summer, they find a stone box buried in the forest, and each places an object inside to seal their friendship. And they make rules:

Never come to the box alone.
Never open it after dark.
Never take back your sacrifice.

1986, the summer before eleventh grade. The five haven’t spoken since that day in 1982. Sep has gone through the past four years alone and plans to escape to boarding school. But strange things are happening–mirrors are breaking unexpectedly, electricity is flickering in and out, and people are coming down with inexplicable physical ailments.

Someone has broken the rules. And it seems the five committed more than objects to the box’s ancient stone–they gave it their deepest secrets and darkest fears, and now these are being returned in a flood of shambling corpses, murderous toys, and undead pets. The gang must reunite in an attempt to discover the secrets of the sacrifice box–and Sep might be the only one who can stem its tide of evil before it’s too late.

MY PLAYLIST:

Here are some songs I thought were perfect for this book! Some creepy, some 80s, all awesome!

Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana

Cry Little Sister – William Control

Knife Blood Nightmare – Aiden

You Spin Me Round – Dead or Alive

Smile in Your Sleep – Silverstein

Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Bongo

You can also see the playlist straight from the author on Spotify! What songs would you suggest?

Buy Your Copy Now!

Goodreads | Amazon

Cover

AUTHOR BIO:

Martin Stewart has previously worked as an English teacher, university lecturer, barman, recycling technician, and golf caddy. A native of Glasgow, he now lives on Scotland’s west coast with his wife, baby daughter, and a very big dog. He enjoys cooking with eggs, running on the beach, re-watching his favorite films, and buying books to feed his to-be-read pile. Follow him on Twitter @martinjstewart and Instagram @martin_j_stewart.

REVIEW:

4ibxdpbyT4ibxdpbyT4ibxdpbyT4ibxdpbyT

I loved this book! Perfect for anyone (aka ME) who’s waiting anxiously for the next season of Stranger Things, and the second part of the new IT movie! I’m a lover of the 80s, even though I was born right at the end.  This book had everything it promised and more. It had horror, loads of it, and outstandingly done, but it also had humor and an amazing sense of time and place. I really felt grounded in the book, which made the horror all the more real. Comparing it to some other horror I’ve read recently, it felt a little lacking in the depth of the characters, but overall, it kept me turning pages way later into the night then I should’ve been, and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. The book has got great pacing, good main characters, and the plot is unique and terrifying. As others have mentioned, there’s a real Stand by Me/IT/Goonies vibes in this book, so if any of that appeals to you, pick this up!

908cb5ca-9e7a-4e09-85be-e798894ec67e-766-000000b516526737

1970 (The Seven Book #1) by Sarah M. Cradit – Pre-Order Blitz


1970, The Seven Book #1
Author: Sarah M. Cradit
World: Saga of Crimson & Clover
Designation: Crimson & Clover Origin Series
Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Family Drama, Paranormal, Historical Fantasy
Cover Designer: Sarah M. Cradit
Editor: Emily A. Lawrence

Book Synopsis:

Seven Siblings. Seven Years. Seven Spellbinding Novels.

New Orleans. The seven Deschanel siblings live with their long-suffering mother in a historic Garden District mansion. Each of them unique. Each of them born with a gift. In some cases, a gift they wish they could give back.

When August Deschanel died, he left his wife, Irish Colleen, with more than seven children to raise. She inherited a job she was never prepared for: bringing up his heirs in a world she doesn’t understand. She’d never seen true magic, not before marrying into the most prominent—and mysterious—family in New Orleans. Now, she can’t escape it.

Irish Colleen knows a terrible secret. Her youngest, a prophet, has seen a future that is unavoidable: the Deschanels will not leave 1970 without losing one of the seven. She knows only that it will happen, but not when, how… or to whom.

Charles, the playboy heir apparent. Augustus, the family fixer. Colleen, the unfailing pragmatist. Madeline, the bleeding heart. Evangeline, the genius. Maureen, the dreamer. Elizabeth, the tortured one.

One of her children must die, and Irish Colleen can do nothing to stop it.


About Sarah

Sarah is the USA Today bestselling author of the Paranormal Southern Gothic series, The House of Crimson & Clover, born of her combined passion for New Orleans, and the mysterious complexity of human nature. Her work has been described as rich, emotive, and highly dimensional.
An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying obscure subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration (though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She’s a self-professed expert at crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens in public). When at home in Oregon, her husband and best friend, James, is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

 

Storm by Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu – Blog Tour

The first in a series, Storm is a twists-and-turns thriller driven by compelling characters challenged by dangerous forces, both external, internal, and eternal.

Evan Storm had been confronted by his past (an unpleasant one at that) in his dreams, and now in his waking life. He is struggling to reconcile the evil that lurks in his soul. Shadow Hex is his new neighbor, who also fears a dangerous past – her former fiancé who works for the Secret Eye Agency (which is as shadowy and sinister as it sounds). Does Shadow hold the key to Evan’s redemption? Is redemption even possible?

Buy it Now on Amazon!

Excerpt:

The old woman leaned over and pulled open the bottom drawer of the rectangular table next to the chair where she placed her diary.

Even though she knew who he was, it took her back a bit when Bruce walked into her room. She could see Bruce was aging well. His hair had started to gray. He was a lot thinner than the last time she saw him. Candice closed the door behind him.

“I wasn’t expecting to see you so soon.”

“Not all your predictions are on point, from what I recall,” Bruce said. He made himself comfortable on the sofa across from Venice, with the coffee table separating them. He unbuttoned his blazer, crossing one leg over the other. “So how’ve you been? What’s new around here?”

“Bruce, it’s really nice seeing you, but you’re here for one of two things. Which one is it?”

“I can’t come and see how you’re doing once in a while? Do I need a reason to be here?” He chuckled.

Venice sighed, knowing with Bruce there was always a reason. “What do you want?”

Bruce kept steady eye contact with her before breaking the tension. “I think it’s time to tell them the truth. They deserve to know what happened, what really happened that day, and I think you would want the same for them.”

Author:

Born and raised in California, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu always had an insatiable appetite for reading and writing. She would often be reprimanded for working on literary ventures when she should have been paying attention to teachers. In addition to being a highly accomplished writer, Sidhu is a passionate businesswoman, holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and running a women’s clothing company with her younger sister.

 

 

Author site pricing:

pre-sale now until July 23: paperback $14.99, signed by author $16.95 on sale July 24: paperback $16.95, signed by author $19.95

For more information about Storm and Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, please visit and follow:

Official author website: gurpreetkaursidhu.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsacursetoremember/

Twitter: @gurpreetksidhu

IG: gurpreetksidhu316

Enter to win 1 of 5 Signed Paperbacks from the author! Fill out the form to enter.

Follow the Book Tour

908cb5ca-9e7a-4e09-85be-e798894ec67e-766-000000b516526737