Sunday, November 5, 2017

Resistance On Ice by S.R. Grey

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Hockey star Nolan Solvenson is nothing short of skilled perfection, both on and off the ice. Or so everyone thinks. His teammates are constantly hitting him up for advice, but really, when it comes to his own life, Nolan can't seem to make the right moves anymore.

Blame it all on Lainey Shelburne, a woman he wants but is determined to keep at arm’s length. That’s why, after a few sexy encounters, he unceremoniously blows her off.

When they’re reunited, facing off against the fiery cocktail waitress becomes the challenge of his life. Lainey is furious with him for dumping her and wants nothing more than to kick him in the junk. But Nolan—typical man—is only interested in getting Lainey back in his bed.

That plan is shot all to hell when they reach a shaky truce and Lainey drops the bomb that all she’s looking for now is a "just friends" relationship with Nolan.

Take that, Mr. Hot Right Winger!

Suddenly, the "know-it-all" athlete is skating on thin ice as he tries to hide his burgeoning feelings from the one woman who has the ability to thaw his heart. But is Lainey willing to try a relationship with him again? Can Nolan resist the urge to walk away?

Resistance on Ice is a fun standalone novel and the second installment in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

OMG I have no idea what to even write right now! I am at a loss of words for how intense and hot this book was! I am a sucker for a steamy romance story but you throw in some hockey and I am HOOKED! 

Resistance On Ice is the second book in the Boys of Winter series. Yes, this book is a part of a series but it can also be read as a standalone. In this book we are introduced to Nolan, a hockey player for the Las Vegas Wolves, and Lainey, a young woman he is very fond of! Nolan and Lainey have so much keeping them apart but they have so much more keeping them together. This book will sweep you up and entangle you in the lives of these two and their friends. Once I picked up this book.. I could not put it down! I stayed up reading until way past my bedtime! I love Nolan and Lainey and I just could not end their story until it was over. 

I know I have said it before and I will say it a million times.. S.R. Grey is an amazing writer and her books just get better and better! She wrote this book in both Lainey's and Nolan's point of view, which I love. I love being able to get inside multiple characters heads. It really helps the reader understand the characters more and gives them special insight on the story and what is happening. 

Nolan is 100% book boyfriend material! The way he tries to win over Lainey is so romantic. He really is her knight in shining armor! He is always there when Lainey needs him and the two just simply belong together! You guys are not going to want to miss this romance! You definitely have to check out this book if you are curious about the two and their relationship. S.R. Grey will not let you guys down, I promise! Her books never disappoint! Her writing style is so addicting and you will be a forever fan once you pick up one of her books! Her writing is so descriptive and vivid but also funny and lovable. Grey had me laughing one second and crying another!

Besides the romance, and the fact that this series was written by one of my favorite authors, I absolutely love the fact that it is written around hockey! I LOVE HOCKEY! I have never read any other books like this before! 

No Vain Loss by M.C. Frank

- Goodreads Synopsis -
She A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
This is the One World.
The year is 2524.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic young adult novel in three parts is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.

Written in three parts, this is the breathtaking story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. 

In No Vain Loss, the world is on the brink of the greatest war humanity has ever known. Lives will be lost. New truths will be revealed.

"He was prepared to lose everything, his own life even; everything except that. Except her."

No Vain Loss is the third and final book in the No Ordinary Star series. Be aware that these books are not meant to be read out of order. M.C. Franks throws a truly incredible story line at us and it just can not be read out of order. Each book picks up exactly where the last book ends, which is nice! You guys can find my reviews for books one and two in the series by clicking the reviews tab above!

I feel like it has been a while since I was last in the year 2524 with Felix and Astra! It is truly something special being able to be back with them and seeing them stand up for something they feel so strongly about. It took me a few minutes to remember all the details regarding family, and who everyone was but shortly after starting book 3, everything just came rushing back to me. 

M.C Frank wrote another amazing book! Her books just keep getting better and better! I am amazed at how she gives her characters so much back story and really brings them to life. The way her characters are all connected and how much each one cares for one another is incredible. You not only get to read about how the characters feel, but you get to feel it for yourself as well. Frank allows her readers to feel her characters emotions and that is how you know you are reading a well written book. I absolutely adore every character in this book! well, maybe not every character... but most! 

The main characters are left dealing with a huge problem and planet earth is in their hands! This book is full of action and I can honestly say it is the most action out of the whole series. Blood is lost, tears are shed, and so much more! I wish I could tell you guys in more details how intense this final book is but I can't! I can not give anything away and I know you will appreciate it in the end! Frank brings her story to a close in a perfect way! All her crazy twists and mind blowing scenes finally all make sense and she leaves the reader with a sense of peace. The reader is not left wondering what will happen next and sometimes I need that from a book! I love cliffhangers but I do love a good solid ending too. 

"He hadn't counted on what kissing does to your brain: it turns it into mush, apparently. Maybe that's why it's illegal."

Frank has a way of creating this world that just kind of consumes your soul. Your soul belongs to this world until you are done reading every single word. It is then, and only then, that the book and her words set you free! I can honestly say that I have read every single one of her books in one sitting. I get so swept up into her books that I can not stop. I do not read books as fast as I used to but I truly do get so excited every time Frank releases a new book! I can not wait to see what she comes up with next. I truly recommend any and all of her books!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Author M.C. Frank is giving away FREE books!

M.C. Frank is giving away signed copies of her new book No Vain Lost! 

No Vain Lost is the third book in her No Ordinary Star trilogy! 

All you have to do is preorder the book on kindle HERE and send M.C. Frank a screenshot of your receipt/ confirmation. You will automatically be entered to win 1 of 5 signed paperbacks! I will attach all her social media accounts below.

Synopsis: She A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
This is the One World.
The year is 2524.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic young adult novel in three parts is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.

Written in three parts, this is the breathtaking story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. 

In No Vain Loss, the world is on the brink of the greatest war humanity has ever known. Lives will be lost. New truths will be revealed.

I have personally read the first two books in this series and they blew me away! I am a huge fan and I truly think you guys will be as well. Have you guys ever imagined a world without Christmas? Or a world where kissing is illegal? I have never read another series like this! If you are interested, go check out my reviews for No Ordinary Star and No Plain Rebel, which are books 1 and 2 in the series. I will also attach links on where to order the first two books as well! Happy reading guys and good luck in the giveaway!

Important Links: 
- M.C. Frank Instagram
- M.C. Frank Website
- M.C. Frank Twitter
You can also click these links provided to purchase the series!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Tower by Nicole Campbell

- Goodreads Synopsis -
"On our sixteenth birthdays, our kind is gifted with awesome powers. Except no, not really because this isn’t Narnia, or Hogwarts, or whatever other mythical realm where witches supposedly live. This is Elizabethtown, Illinois, and much to the chagrin of the local chapter of Susie-Homemakers, we live here."

All witches understand that the universe is a scary sort of powerful on a good day. On a bad day? Well, that’s when The Tower card shows its face during a reading. As summer draws to a close before the beginning of junior year, Rowyn Black is tired of seeing that card stare up at her from the table. Rowyn, Reed, and Rosalyn have made it through just about every dramatic storm their sarcasm could weather during their seventeen year friendship, and it would be nice to have a quiet semester. Rowyn hopes that the only thing The Tower foretells is the frightening sight of the school parking lot come the first day- full of more jacked-up trucks and cut off shorts than a Luke Bryan video. True to its nature, however, the universe doesn’t care much for hopes and wishes, and when the promise of The Tower comes crashing down, they might fall right along with it.

"I felt the skin-crawling sensation brought on by his energy before I saw him."

This is not the first book I have read by Nicole Campbell! She wrote a super fun, romantic series called The Gem City Series! So I was super excited to have the opportunity to read The Tower! Nicole Campbell is such a great writer and really knows how to drown the reader in the worlds she creates! In The Tower we are taken to a town called Elizabethtown in Illinois. Here we meet a set of 3 friends: Rowyn, Reed, and Rose! These three friends are not your ordinary friends! They are a group of witches!!! 

The Tower is nothing like your average witch story! Campbell created the most normal teenage witches I have ever seen! The three friends have boy drama, best friend drama, betrayals, love, tragedy, and so much more! There is never a dull moment in this book! There really is something happening at all times! I could not put this book down because there was never a good time to. How can one find time to put the story on hold when Reed is in love with one of his best friends! But hey, you guys did not hear that from me! I am usually not one for spoilers! That news is nothing compared to Rowyn not being able to read Rose's and Jared's cards. Rowyn is really good at what she does.. so why is nothing showing up? Rowyn doesn't understand. Too bad Rowyn could not see what was about to happen. The three friends are about to be faced with one of the hardest obstacles life can throw at you! Will they ever be the same? 

"Maybe he'll forget about the kiss, and we can just go back to being friends. Friends who ignore that there is anything between them and one makes the other miserable."

Nicole Campbell is such an awesome writer! I can say that over and over and over and mean it every time. I love that she wrote The Tower in multiple points of view! I really enjoy this in a book, because it really allows the reader to get a better idea of what each of the characters are thinking and experiencing. The reader gets a better understanding of the story this way as well! I am a HUGE fan of her characters! I fell in love with the characters right away and you guys will too! They are very complex and easy to relate to! What more could a reader want? 

You guys definitely need to add this book to your TBR lists!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Spinning Time by D.F. Jones

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Spinning Time, a time travel romance by D. F. Jones 

1948, Burkett Falls 
Southern debutante, Julia Boatwright has everything a twenty-one-year-old desires, a wealthy family, close friends, and a handsome fiancĂ© until she plunges into the deep pools of Burkett Falls trapped in a natural time portal that propels her seventy years into the future. 

Will Julia find a way home before it's too late? 

"If you love time travel romance, drama, and thriller suspense novels, this book is a must read!" 

"Life was too perfect. Julia thought - the calm before the storm - and hated when she was right."

I am a huge fan of D.F. Jones! This is the fourth book I have read by her and her books just keep getting better and better! If you haven't already, you guys need to go check out her Ditch Lane Diaries series! SUCH AN AWESOME SERIES! Jones is an awesome writer and I can't get enough of her writing and creativity.

I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed this book! I am a big fan of romance but I have not read too many time travel books. I feel like you have to be a spectacular writer to pull of a book about time travel. The very few time travel books I have read in the past were really confusing. I could never tell the past from the present or the future! Spinning time was very well written and Jones did a fantastic job allowing her readers to understand what year the characters were in! This book flowed very nicely and there was never any confusion with the past, present, and future! 

"Julia knew the moment Phillip's lips connected with hers that he was different than the rest. Time seemed to suspend. The mingling of his soft lips brushing against hers made her heart flutter."

Jones takes us into a world where Alien Time Travel exists! The Alien Time Travel and Research Agency is a very complex agency and each spinner/tracker has a very distinct set of rules to follow. One day, a young woman named Julia was swimming with her fiance, when she finds herself in a portal. Julia ends up going  70 years into the future. Something about Julia going through this portal disturbs the Alien Time Travel and Research Agency. Spinners and trackers all now have distinct rules revolving around Julia and her unborn son. But what happens when they meet Julia? Some of these trackers/spinners would rather help Julia! What happens when they no longer want to listen to their commander anymore? How does Julia feel being in the future? Will Julia ever get back to the right time zone? Will she ever see her fiance again?

Jones creates such a beautiful, crazy world. Her words just jumped off the page creating vivid pictures on the walls of my room. I felt like I was there with Julia and all the other awesome characters throughout this book! Jones really has a way with words and I have no idea how she comes up with the stories and characters that she does! Her books are just so outstanding! I could read her stores all day, every day. 

Jones gives us some really great characters in Spinning Time! You will meet Julia and her family, Phillip, Monica, Charlie, Ruben, and Andy! I can promise you guys that you will fall in love with them just as I did! They really are a great group of characters and most are all very caring and would do anything to protect one another. I love a good book with a great set of characters! The characters are what allows the reader to put him or herself into the story and relate to it. I felt like I was part of the group fighting Monica and trying to get Julia back home! The last few pages of this book even had me crying! They were happy tears of course, but I was so connected to the characters that the end had me all emotional. 

Nothing about D.F. Jones' books are boring or slow! There is always something going on. Her books are fast paced and exciting! I really recommend her books to you guys! Add them to your TBR! 

Terrence by Alice Rachel

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Bullying is nothing new to Terrence Young. The teasing and harassment are constant. His family is less than understanding as well. To them, Terrence chose to be gay and complicate their lives. Their little rejections sting and cut him deeply.

But when the Deviance Act is passed, Terrence's life takes a turn for the worse overnight. Under the new law, a mere look, a simple touch, or a small kiss in public could mean death. Terrence attempts to hide his orientation to survive. That is until a gang attacks him in a bar and Chase Martinez interferes.

Chase is gorgeous, kind-hearted, and he's a rebel in the Underground—all qualities that attract Terrence so much there is no stopping the fall. Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear and letting others dictate what is right for him. 

"Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear."

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Alice Rachel and her books! Her books are really something special and I will forever hold each and every one of her characters close to my heart. 

Rachel finally gives us Terrence's story and it is not a very happy one. Terrence's story broke my heart and he does not deserve a lot of the bad things that happen to him. Terrence is gay, which is a deviant act where he is from. Terrence could be sentenced to death for being gay. He is forced to basically hide who he is in order to save his own life.  He also has huge family problems. Terrence is blamed for the death of his mother, his dad refuses to have a gay son, and his sister, Esther, is just plain mean. Terrence has a really hard life until he meets Chase. Chase is the first person to stick up for Terrence. Chase wants to protect Terrence. But what happens when Chase doesn't understand how important it is to hide that you are gay? Chase and Terrence are from two different worlds. Could this work?

Terrence is a short story that goes along with the rest of Rachel's series. The Under Ground series is something you guys do not want to miss out on! Rachel's writing is so inspiring and she really makes you see things and understand things. Her books are easy to relate to because we see a lot of things she writes about in today's society. I think that is a big reason that I love this series so much! Rachel really makes you feel as if you are in the story with her characters and I truly hurt for Terence when he hurts and I was happy with him when he was happy. I really felt his pain and that is how you know you are reading a GREAT book! 

I really enjoy how Rachel gives us short stories focusing on characters from her series! It really allows the readers to get a better understanding of the characters and their background history. I just love everything about this series and I am a huge forever fan of Alice Rachel! 

** The author pledges to donate 100% of sales revenue from "Terrence: A Short Story" to The Ally Coalition **

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It's Release Day for Coral And Bone!

Coral And Bone (Book 1 in The Siren Chronicles) is now available with Oftomes Publishing! 

Check out the beautiful new cover and this awesome Goodreads blurb: Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame. 

Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.

How cool does this book sound you guys? I absolutely adored Daune's books previously so I can only imagine how great they are now! Plus this new cover is to die for! I totally adore Daune's characters and story and I look forward to the series being published through Oftomes Publishing! Daune deserves all the recognition she can get! Her mind is truly something else and she creates the most beautiful characters and worlds. This is a series you guys definitely do not want to miss out on!


In honor of release day, here is a little bit about the author! I've also had the opportunity to include a short interview with her!

Tiffany Daune writes stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. She is the author of Coral and Bone (The Siren Chronicles) and a Watty award winner. When not lost in Editland, you can find her reading a book from her towering TBR pile or kicking back and watching movies with her family. She lives on an island, in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by mermaids that are much nicer than the ones found in her books.

Can you tell me a little bit about your series and what inspired it? 
-The Coral & Bone series is filled with mermaids, shifters and otherworldly creatures. It's a story of love, loss and hope. My writing is most influenced by the beloved stories I read as a child, such as Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid and C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I'm drawn to mystical realms and love it even more when magic collides with our world.

The Etlins in the Coral & Bone series are shifters. If you could be a shifter what animal would you want to be and why?
-Definitely a raven because they are wickedly smart and eerie.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
-Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. ~ Albus Dumbledore

When did you know that you wanted to write professionally and how did you take the leap to get into the business?  
-I started writing with the intent of publishing seven years ago. I faced a lot of rejection letters, but I kept submitting and writing, until I received my first contract for Surface and the sequel Landlocked. Unfortunately, my publisher closed, and I had to start over. So, instead of resubmitting Surface, I wrote Coral & Bone which won a watty award in 2016.

What book is currently on your nightstand? And who are some of your favorite authors? 
-I have five on my nightstand right now. I'm currently lost in the pages of The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. I'm also reading some great works on Wattpad.
-I could never pick just one, but I a few of my faves are Alyson Noel, Tehereh Mafi, Casandra Clare, John Green, Taran Matharu, Jennifer L Armentrout and Kendare Blake.

What is next on your to read list?
-Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.

Can you share a little about the current title you are working on? 
-I'm currently editing books two and three of The Siren Chronicles and working on an outline for an exciting new series. Keep an eye on my Instagram account where I'll be posting a sneak peek very soon.

What do you do to recharge your batteries? 
-This is a tough one, I'm kind of a workaholic because let's face it I play all day. I kind of know how Victor Frankenstein felt, crazy obsessed and thrilled when the story comes ALIVE. So when I do need to recharge, I unplug. I have to get away from the screen and then spend time with my family. My family boosts me up and I'm good to go back to my lab—I mean laptop.

Can you see your work on the big screen?
-I think most writers would love to see their work on the big screen. I’m a visual person, so when I write I’m already watching the movie play through my head. I’m just recording what I see. Coral and  Bone is full of rich imagery. It would be amazing to see the three realms and watch the drama unfold within each.

Why mermaids?
-You know when someone reads you a story as a child and it sticks with you forever?  Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid was that story for me.  I love the original and I adore the Disney version. But, it wasn't until I watched Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides did I find my mermaid muse for Coral and  Bone.

If you could meet one of your characters in real life, who would it be and why?
-Halen. Then I could apologize for all the crap I put her through. I'm not done with her yet, so she may need a big hug.

A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?

What was your favorite childhood book?
-I loved so many books as a child, it’s hard to pick one. My top three would have to be The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Are you there God It’s Me Margaret. As a teen, I devoured anything by Stephen King, John Saul & Anne Rice.

What’s your favorite writing food?
-Popcorn, cucumbers, and chocolate.


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