Monday, 30 January 2017

Book review - Making Bad Choices by Rita Stradling

Making Bad ChoicesMaking Bad Choices
by Rita Stradling
Genre: Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: 10 January, 2017

Blurb:
[Recommended 16 + this is a mature YA or New Adult book]

Culter Fuller came back into my life on the day my mother died, as if losing my mother wasn't bad enough.

We hated each other since childhood. Well, I hated him. He had a very different story.

When I moved to my dad's house to finish my last semester of high school, we went from bitter enemies to. . . something else. He was suddenly everywhere, occupying my space, determined to pull me into his life, filling me with thoughts I knew were wrong.

I knew that soon we would cross a line that should never be crossed.

I knew crossing that line could have very serious consequences; because Culter Fuller wasn't just any irresistible boy, Culter Fuller was my stepbrother.

But, I was always very bad at making the right choices.


Review:
Making Bad Choices by Rita Stradling is a YA/NA contemporary romance. The book is narrated by Cassie whose mom has been in a long battle with cancer. After losing her mom when she's 18, Cassie had to move across the country to live with her Dad, stepmom Jen, half-brother Josh, and step brother Culter.

Now, Culter used to treat Cassie badly when they were young, or so Cassie thought. But when they met again after Cassie's mom's death, Culter seemed like an entirely different person. He treated Cassie with care and always put her first. Cassie was really cautious with him, wondering when this "peace truce" would end. But it turned out that really is how Culter is.

School wasn't exactly pleasant for Cassie, being in the same school and sharing many same classes with Culter. Weird and forbidden thoughts were in Cassie's mind but she always tried to push them to the back of her head. Being around Culter seemed to do things to her.

As Cassie and Culter got closer, Cassie tried to keep things under wraps but rumours started flying around school. Also, there was some mysterious thing going on between her Dad, step-mom and the other adults. What exactly happened that Cassie wasn't aware of? As things started spiralling out of control, more was revealed and it was jaw-dropping in my opinion.

Overall this was a really well written story in the true Rita Stradling style. I'm a fan and will happily read more of Rita's works.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)

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The Playlist for Making Bad Choices
This is the playlist for Making Bad Choices:
1) The Temptations - My Girl
2) The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
3) Bright Eyes - The First Day of My life
4) Modern English - I Melt with You
5) Elton John - Your Song
6) The Lumineers – Ho Hey
7) Stand Inside Your Love - Smashing Pumpkins
8) Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns n’ Roses
9) Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
10) Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
11) B├śRNS - Electric Love
12) Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
13) Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
14) Joshua Radin - I'd Rather Be with You
15) Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed

You can listen to the playlist on YouTube


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Rita StradlingAbout the Author:
Rita Stradling is the author of The Deception Dance series, the Dakota Kekoa series and The Fourteen Day Soul Detox Novella Serial. She has a BA in Art History and a particular love for modern and medieval art.

Rita lives with her husband and son in Northern California.

She has an insatiable novel addiction and mostly reads young adult and adult: romance, paranormal, urban fantasy and high fantasy.

You can find and contact Rita here:
- Website
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Cover reveal - Wolves & Roses by Christina Bauer

Wolves & Roses
Christina Bauer
(Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 28th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

“Should” being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that–if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.

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Author Bio:

Christina graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School with BA's in English as well as Television, Radio, and Film Production. Her day job is in marketing for companies like Microsoft, Cisco, and Zerto. Back in the go-go 90′s, she founded her own software start-up, Mindful Technologies. Christina believes that, upon close examination of Tolkien's text, it's entirely possible that the Balrog was wearing fuzzy bunny slippers.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Book blitz - Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 9 till 15 January. You can view the tour schedule here.

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Read an exclusive sample of Finding Kyler here.

Finding KylerFinding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #1)
by Siobhan Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Upper Young Adult
Release Date: January 9, 2017

Blurb:
Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.

You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…

Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.

Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.

Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.

He’s off limits.

And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.

Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.

Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.

But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.


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SiobhanAbout the Author:
Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling and Saven series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
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- Google +
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Kennedy Boys Newsletter

Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Finding Kyler. This giveaway is open international. These are the prizes you can win:
- One paperback of Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis
- One paperback of Fallen Crest High by Tijan
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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Cover reveal - Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross




The best way to get rid of someone who’s pulling you under is to let yourself sink…
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Title: Bottom of the Sky
Author: Shae Ross
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 2017
Blurb:
The best way to get rid of someone who’s pulling you under is to let yourself sink… 
John
The last thing I need is to be saddled with the on-the-run niece of the crime family I’m about to take down. Gianna Silva wants me to help her find her missing mother. But I’ve got bigger fish to fry—namely, her cousins Stefano and Santos Silva. They’re flooding the West Coast with deadly counterfeit goods, and I’m about to drop the net on their entire operation. To keep Gianna out of my way, I’ve agreed to help her but under one condition: What I say goes. No questions. No pushback. I make the rules. 
The problem is Gianna Silva doesn’t know the meaning of the word “rule” and she’s on to me. For two years, I’ve hidden my true identity behind a wall built from stone-cold revenge. I thought it was indestructible—especially against someone with the last name of Silva—the family I’ve vowed to destroy…
Gianna
If I could find my missing mom by myself I would, but the only enemies she’s ever had are my father and his powerful family. Confronting the Silvas alone is too dangerous. I need an insider who knows how to play their game. John Rossi, with his bad-boy confidence and access to the family compound is my best hope. I’ve bargained away the last dollar in my savings account in exchange for his help, but I’m beginning to think I made a deal with the devil.
 I didn’t expect his rules to include sharing a cabin—and a bedroom with him—northwest of Nowheresville. I don’t trust him, or my attraction to him. But to find my mom, I’ll break every one of his damn rules, regardless of the consequences… 
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About Shae Ross  
Shae Ross grew up in Ferndale, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University and continued her education at Detroit College of Law. Prior to 2014, she spent the majority of her career practicing corporate law and engaged in entrepreneurial ventures.

After having too many stressful days at the office, she decided to pursue her dream of writing and published her first romance novel in January of 2015. She loves strong heroines and sexy, alpha heroes who deliver stories filled with sass, smarts and sizzle.

You can visit her online at the following places: WebsiteFacebook | TwitterGoodreads | Amazon

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