Gush and Gripe #7



From YA to Erotica
Aside from the Summer Olympics and all those amazing demi-gods competing for the medals and making and breaking world records, I am extra Gushing about Andrea Cremer’s yet to be titled erotica trilogy set in the Nightshade world. I had to do a double take if it’s the same Andrea Cremer who brought us the same YA Nightshade series about a group of teen werewolves and witches and apparently I read it right.

This is such a big leap from cute, bubble gum teen drama to heavy and emotional adult read. However I am very confident that Ms. Cremer can pull it off because despite Nightshade being YA, it was rich with emotions and was a tad more mature emotionally than its contemporaries. That said, I can rest easy knowing that this erotica series won’t disappoint.

Andrea Cremer’s erotica trilogy will be published under Penguin USA’s Dutton imprint. The first book in the series scheduled for release in October 2013 is reportedly about the lives, passions, and betrayals of lovers whose very desires invite their dooms. Read more here.


Reading without Comprehending
Now on to my Gripes, early this month there’s been a lot of drama going on between writers and bloggers to the point where it became a VERSUS rather than AND. Author-blogger relationship is volatile to begin with but events of late propelled it into a soap box that made a lot of notable people sound off including Stacia Kane and her friend, Auntie Specialsnowflake. It is a known fact that we do not like the same things and even if we like the same book, we still have different opinions about the plot, our favorites scenes and other nuances that resonated with us. But this is not enough reason to launch this pathetic cyber war that blighted writer-reader relationships.

Throughout the heated back and forth between various groups, I was thinking what some of these people are reading that made them turn into idiots. Isn’t reading supposed to make people SMART? Whatever happened to reading AND comprehending? In defense to bloggers like myself, Jennifer of The Bawdy Book Blog wrote a very good letter that I think reflects my thoughts perfectly about bad author behavior and book review requests, and I quote.

– we are not a media outlet whom you can take advantage.  We are not here for YOU.  We are here for US.  We blog about books to share our love of reading and to spread that love amongst each other.  Promoting you is purely a side benefit you reap – and us, too, if we enjoyed your book.  I know it’s irritating that you sent your book to someone months ago, and they still haven’t reviewed it.  I have dozens in my to-be-read pile that fit this bill and I feel the weight on my shoulders a little every day.  But I’m a mood reader.  That is to say, I read based on how I’m feeling at a given moment.  I would rather read your book months  – years – later, if it means I’ll enjoy it more and be able to give you a better review.

But in defense to Indie authors in general, it is a shame that they got clumped together with someone who’s a nobody motivated by getting his 15 minutes. We here in Talk Supe have been very FORTUNATE to have worked with very cool, understanding and supportive Indie authors and I think it’s unfair to clump them all together and label then “unprofessional” because of a select group of people who don’t know better. Bad behavior is not exclusive to self-published writers, I have seen popular writers under big publishing houses with million dollar contracts and deals exhibit attitude that will make their publicists’ hair turn grey. Bottom line is, everyone has an opinion and if you’re brave enough to put yourself and your work out there and bask in accolades, you should also brace yourself for the inevitable poor reviews. If you’re not ready to be scrutinized then don’t make your work public.

I know this is not the end of this and I’m pretty sure something and someone will blow up the blogosphere soon but until the next controversy, let’s all remind ourselves that it’s always wise to practice restraint whether we’re gushing or griping.

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REVIEW: Because You Tempt Me by Beth Kerry

Series: Because You Are Mine #1
Format: eBook
Publisher: Berkley InterMix
Release Date: July 30, 2012
My Copy: Self-Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

It starts with that first look, when you know you have to have him…Francesca Arno has been commissioned to create a grand centerpiece painting for the lobby of Ian Noble’s new skyscraper. It’s at a cocktail party in her honor that she first meets him—and the attraction is immediate for Francesca. It’s also bewildering. She’s not used to such a wholesale sexual response to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, Ian completely unnerves her. And she likes it.

For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she’s never had—a man who gets what he wants.

WARNING: This is an ADULT EROTICA ROMANCE. Due to the nature of the story, explicit language and sexual content this book is recommended for mature audiences only (18 and up).

Because You Tempt Me was a great introduction to Beth Kery’s new novella series, Because You Are Mine. This short little read was like a preview to a movie you’ve been dying to see. Pegged as the next Fifty Shades of Grey / Bared to You, Because of You tells the tale of a young female student who embarks on an intense and passionate love affair with a young and dominating billionaire. 

As the first installment of this series, Because You Temp Me was actually very short (only two chapters) but did a great job introducing the main characters. Fine arts graduate student, Francesca Arno, is young and innocent and doesn’t really fit in the world of Ian Noble. While he’s rich and powerful, Francesca is struggling student/artist. Their first meeting wasn’t something too memorable but there definitely was mutual attraction. Francesca is definitely attracted to Ian’s enigmatic persona and Ian is lured by Francesca’s innocence and beauty.

“He was a reluctant dom, perhaps, but a full-blown sexual dominant nonetheless.”

Since this was only two chapters, not much action goes one but there was definitely one scene that stood out and boy was it hot. Like Christian Grey, Ian Noble has a special room in his condo that holds specials his special toys. He’s got very specific tastes when it comes to satisfying his sexual needs and he goes out to make sure that he’s got the right toys to help him out, even if he’s flying solo.

Because You Tempt Me ended too soon right when things were getting hot and heavy with Francesca and Ian. I knew this was going to be a short read but I wasn’t expecting it to be only two chapters long. I just wished that the publisher would have set this installment at 99 cents instead of $1.99. I’m hoping that the next few installments will be a little longer but I’m definitely intrigued by the characters so far and can’t wait for part two to be released next Tuesday.

I wasn’t sure what or how to rate this because it was only the first two chapters. I did like what I read but without seeing the whole picture the current rating could fluctuate as each week passes by. For now I’m actually giving this a 3.5/5 rating.

BOOK NEWS: Gabriel’s Inferno Purchased by Berkley

Read about some VERY exciting news today regarding two of my favorite reads from this year. Berkley (Penguin) has recently purchased Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno series from Omnific Publishing in a seven-figure deal!

This news makes me very, very happy because Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture will be added to the list of books that have either been self-published or come from indie publishers and then gone on to be picked up by larger publishers in the literary world. (On the Island and Beautiful Disaster being the other two books that were recently acquired by major publishing houses).

From Omnific:

“Penguin Group (USA) has acquired rights to publish two of USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard’s wildly popular books Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture, in a two-book deal on behalf of Omnific Publishing. The substantial seven-figure deal was facilitated by Knight Agency president Deidre Knight and co-agented by Melissa Jeglinski.

Both titles were purchased for Penguin’s Berkley imprint by Senior Editor Cindy Hwang and will be published in e-book and trade paperback formats. The digital release is to occur immediately, with print release to follow in the next few months. Berkley is planning a first printing of 500,000 copies of each book in trade paper. World and audio rights were also acquired by Berkley. The deal came about after months of dynamic sales in both digital and print outlets, with both titles consistently staying in the Amazon Top 100.”

(Source Link Here)

So why is this such big news? Well aside from that nice seven figure deal with a large publisher, I’m totally excited for more people to have the opportunity to read these wonderful books. Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno was a dark, emotional and intellectual book that I could not put down. Reynard set himself apart from other recent contemporary romance novels by bringing in a classical feel to his books. Gabriel’s Inferno wasn’t just your ho-hum romance read. Reynard writing evokes so much emotion from the reader and enlightens you with his vast knowledge of classical art and literature.

These books are considered to be for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey but I must warn you that if you are looking for something that really steamy and filled with lots of sex scenes, you will not find it Gabriel’s Inferno. There is a very good and detailed love scene in  the end of Gabriel’s Inferno that set my skin on fire but for the most part the rest of the book was pretty PG. Gabriel’s Inferno does succeed in bringing you in to this intense and passionate love story between Professor Gabriel Emerson and his student Julia Mitchell (for those worried about the teacher/student relationship don’t worry, Julia is 23 when she’s enrolled in Emerson’s class). Gabriel’s Inferno is a story about two broken souls that meet, learn how to love and forgive. Gabriels Rapture is a continuation of Julia and Emerson’s love story and tells you how they cope with the consequences brought upon their teacher/student relationship. While Gabriel’s Inferno had more of a classical feel, Rapture was more contemporary but still as good. Also, the steam factor is brought up a notch since Gabriel and Julia consummated their love at the end of Gabriel’s Inferno.

If you haven’t had the chance to read Gabriel’s Inferno, I would HIGHLY suggest you add it to you TBR today. You can read my review of Gabriel’s Inferno HERE and since this breaking news I feel like a fire has been lit under by arse to finally write my review for Gabriel’s Rapture that I’ve been putting on hold for weeks!

Purchase Links
Gabriel’s Inferno: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Gabriel’s Rapture: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

REVIEW: Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning

Series: Sinners on Tour #1
Format: eBook
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: October 1, 2010
My Copy: Self-Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

For him, life is all music and no play…When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius…

She’s the one to call the tune…When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on…

Then the two lovers’ wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory…and sin.

WARNING: This is an ADULT EROTICA ROMANCE. Due to the nature of the story, explicit language and sexual content this book is recommended for mature audiences only (18 and up).

“Play it cool, Myrna. If you start spazzing out like a fan girl, 
they’ll tell you to get lost.”

I think I died and went to erotica heaven while reading this book. I don’t even know how I can begin to describe to you how incredibly awesome this book was. There were a few times while reading this book that I had to urge to jump in a bathtub full of cold water to cool off. No, a bathtub of cold water wouldn’t have been enough to cool me off. I would have needed to jump into the arctic waters of the North Pole to get my body back to its regular 98.6 degrees. Olivia Cunning’s Backstage Pass will knock you off your feet, leave you drooling like a broken faucet and think you’ve lost your damn mind. IT’S.THAT.GOOD!

“She could pretend she wanted to meet them because of her seminar. In truth, she loved their music. They weren’t too hard on the eyes either. The definition of exactly her type. Wild.”

College Professor Myrna Evans had just finished her presentation on Human Sexuality when she notices a rowdy group of men at the bar of the hotel she’s staying at. After taking a good look at the men, she realizes that they are actually the super rock band, The Sinners. Not only does Myrna find the group of men to be utterly delicious, she’s actually a huge fan of the group and uses their music in her presentations. She musters up the courage to approach the band and finds that it was quite comfortable to sit around and chat with them. On the way back up to her room, Myrna invites the bands lead guitarist, Brian Sinclair, follow her up. Although he was already quite inebriated, Brian was more than willing to pay a visit to one of his many adoring female fans. Except that when he reaches Myrna’s room all she’s willing to give up is her remedy to cure a hangover. Talk about majorly teasing both Brian and I!!! The next morning is a bit more promising because Myrna is awakened by Brian nibbling on her neck and is bringing her to orgasm within a matter of seconds with his talented fingers. Guess those magic fingers weren’t just made for strumming a guitar!!! After a multi-orgasmic morning Myrna and Brian can’t deny the electrifying chemistry between them and soon Myrna finds herself on tour with the Sinners. Myrna and Brian soon embark on the most erotic and exhilarating relationship that I’ve had the pleasure of reading about.

“It’s a f*cking beast, Brian. You’re going to tear me in half with that thing!” He looked stunned at first, but then laughed. “The only way to save yourself from my beast is to put it in your mouth.”

Saying that this book was hot would be an understatement. Backstage Pass is more like molten lava, scorching hot and has got to be one of the kinkiest books I’ve read. Like I said earlier, Myrna and Brian are electrifying together and even with the tremendous amount of sex these two had, I still couldn’t get enough of them. This book had everything from sex on top of the dining room table, sex in the bath tub, butt plugs, sex in the car/tour bus/outside the tour bus, hand job on a Harley, spanking, chains and a threesome. You name it this book probably has it. Now even with all the sexy times in this book, it wouldn’t have been as satisfying if I wasn’t invested on the couple. Myrna and Brian are both very interesting characters and I really enjoyed the time these two spent together.

“She was too busy coming to terms with the idea that she wasn’t just hopelessly, madly, deeply in lust with Brian “Master” Sinclair. She might actually love him. An idea that did not sit well with her.”

Myrna is a highly intelligent and successful but carries a lot of emotional scars from a former abusive relationship. She was married to a man who looked perfect on paper but in reality was controlling and verbally abusive. So when she meets Brian, all she was looking for was someone to help play out all her sexual fantasies. I must say that Myrna had a lot of balls because she was not shy about what she wanted and needed from a lover and was able to go toe-to-toe with the other guys in the band. Most women would probably cower when dealing with a group of horny rock stars like the Sinners, but Myrna held her own against them and even threw out quite a few jabs at the guys. I did find myself getting a little frustrated with her when Brian would show a little more affection towards her and she’d remind him (and the rest of the guys in the band) that she and Brian were “just having a good time”. It was clear that their relationship wasn’t just some awesome summer romance but then on the other hand I understood why she kept her feelings and emotion guarded.

  
“Are you whining because I have to work?” “No, I’m whining because you’d rather work than spend a week in L.A. with me.” Under his breath, he muttered, “Why do I always sound like the chick in this relationship?”

Now as for Brian “Master” Sinclair, you won’t be able to help yourself from loving this guy. Even with his bad boy rock star persona, Brian is the biggest sweetheart in the world. A hopeless romantic at heart, Brian wasn’t just about hooking up with as many women as he possibly could. Not saying that he didn’t take advantage of his fame but after being burned and used by one fame seeking groupie to another, Brian was in search of that one special girl. The instant he felt a connection with Myrna, he wasn’t shy about his feelings and didn’t let his band members ribbing stop him from per suing Myrna. At times Brian did come off looking like a love sick puppy but imagining some rock star celebrity pining for a “normal” woman was too cute. He’s definitely the type of artist who is moved by love and I loved the way he found inspiration when writing music. I won’t say how his writing process goes but I definitely wished I was his muse instead of Myrna.

“What did you guys do with yourselves before I joined the tour?” “We were barely alive,” Trey said. “Drowning in our own filth. Malnourished. Scrawny. Anemic. On our last limb.”

As much as I loved all the sexy times that Brian and Myrna had, I think that what really made this book stand out is The Sinners themselves. This five-member rock band was so much fun and I really enjoyed reading about their tour life. Aside from Brian, who is the lead guitarist, The Sinners consists of lead singer Sedric “Sed” Lionheart, rhythm guitarist Trey Mills, bass guitar Jace Seymour and drummer Eric Sticks. I have a few friends who are in bands and the way these guys acted is exactly what I would have imagined what a bunch of horny dudes would be like on the road. These guys brought so much laughter with their antics and how they constantly ribbed each other had me laughing out loud quite a few times. There was a scene where Myrna was fed up and tired of the filthy state of their tour bus that she finally had to put her foot down and made them start cleaning up after themselves. The way they bitched and complained about cleaning but then perked up when Myrna added the incentive of cooking them home cooked meals if they cleaned up was just how I imagined these dudes reacting. Their trip to a grocery store was such a hoot and you almost forget these guys were famous rock stars.

Backstage Pass was so much more than your typical erotica romance book. Backstage Pass had a lot of great banter, humor, romance, music and obviously plenty of hot sex scenes. Olivia Cunning was able to encompass everything that I imagined to happen while on tour with a famous rock band. In real life, Cunning is a huge rock music fan and it shows in her writing. I was really impressed with her knowledge of music, instruments and song writing. Excuse my pun but Backstage Pass totally ROCKED and if you’re wanting a fun, exciting and hot read then you’ll have to add this to the top of your to be read list.

Moonglow by Kristen Callihan Review

Series: Darkest London 2
Format: ARC (NetGalley)
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Once the seeds of desire are sown 
Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy’s door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors .Their growing passion knows no boundsIan Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.

It’s been some time since I truly enjoyed a solid historical romance, MOONGLOW by Kristen Callihan was a good reminder why I used to pull all-nighters, fantasizing about nobility and all the pomp and circumstance that goes with it. The second installment to her Darkest London series, MOONGLOW is everything you want and more in a historical romance, full of fluff, lively banter, wrong assumptions and a joyous happily ever after that will sweep you off your feet. 
Did ye fear I’d lose me pretty face?” he said, drawing out his brogue as though he knew she liked to hear it.

Of course” She nudged his ribs with her fist. “What else is there to admire about you?”

First off all, how awkward is it to have a thing with a man who used to like your sister? I can imagine Daisy Ellis Craigmore’s confidence level wither knowing that the impressive Marquis used to have a thing for her sister, Miranda. So naturally I was a little iffy with their pairing at first because of this but soon enough all my doubts ebbed and I found myself falling in love with Ian and Daisy. Besides, it’s really easy to love Daisy, she’s a sweet and exceptional girl who has amazing olfactory nerves on top of having Earth Goddess superpowers. However Daisy’s experience with love and marriage was far from balmy, she was an emotionally battered wife and it’s no surprise that underneath all that witty demeanor lies a lot of pain and self doubt.
However I think that MOONGLOW was more Ian’s story than Daisy’s, I honestly despised this man in Firelight but after reading this, I take back every damning thought I had about Ian. A tortured soul, a reluctant hero with a heartrending past, and everything damaged and delicious that one looks for in a book hero, Ian Ranulf has that and probably more. Ian’s back story is heartrending and at first his desperation was funny but as KCallihan tells us more about his tragic past, it ceased to be comedic and became this sob story I wouldn’t wish even on my worst enemy. But it was also this big and painful gaping hole in Ian’s heart that made him capable of giving so much love and attention to Daisy. Nevertheless I still think Ian is a rogue but now he’s the type you’ll want for keeps.

I don’t want perfect. I just want you…I feel free when I am with you. Happy. You are the gift I never saw coming.

My heart went out to these two, they are another example of two broken people made whole by love and reading their courtship and love story unfold gave me butterflies in my belly. Daisy and Ian were faced with difficult decisions and even if they had their HEA, it was far from easy nor was it pain free. I think part of their souls died when they finally faced their antagonists and I honestly felt gutted on their behalf as KCallihan was merciless in giving these two anguish, she really made Ian and Daisy work for their deliverance and eventual bliss. And like any great historical romance, Daisy and Ian did their share of denying, hating, mocking, loving and sizzling love making.  So if you think Firelight was romantic, wait till you read MOONGLOW. 

Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

Series: Darkest London 2
Format: ARC (NetGalley)
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Once the seeds of desire are sown 
Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy’s door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors .Their growing passion knows no boundsIan Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.

It’s been some time since I truly enjoyed a solid historical romance, MOONGLOW by Kristen Callihan was a good reminder why I used to pull all-nighters, fantasizing about nobility and all the pomp and circumstance that goes with it. The second installment to her Darkest London series, MOONGLOW is everything you want and more in a historical romance, full of fluff, lively banter, wrong assumptions and a joyous happily ever after that will sweep you off your feet. 
Did ye fear I’d lose me pretty face?” he said, drawing out his brogue as though he knew she liked to hear it.

Of course” She nudged his ribs with her fist. “What else is there to admire about you?”

First off all, how awkward is it to have a thing with a man who used to like your sister? I can imagine Daisy Ellis Craigmore’s confidence level wither knowing that the impressive Marquis used to have a thing for her sister, Miranda. So naturally I was a little iffy with their pairing at first because of this but soon enough all my doubts ebbed and I found myself falling in love with Ian and Daisy. Besides, it’s really easy to love Daisy, she’s a sweet and exceptional girl who has amazing olfactory nerves on top of having Earth Goddess superpowers. However Daisy’s experience with love and marriage was far from balmy, she was an emotionally battered wife and it’s no surprise that underneath all that witty demeanor lies a lot of pain and self doubt.
However I think that MOONGLOW was more Ian’s story than Daisy’s, I honestly despised this man in Firelight but after reading this, I take back every damning thought I had about Ian. A tortured soul, a reluctant hero with a heartrending past, and everything damaged and delicious that one looks for in a book hero, Ian Ranulf has that and probably more. Ian’s back story is heartrending and at first his desperation was funny but as KCallihan tells us more about his tragic past, it ceased to be comedic and became this sob story I wouldn’t wish even on my worst enemy. But it was also this big and painful gaping hole in Ian’s heart that made him capable of giving so much love and attention to Daisy. Nevertheless I still think Ian is a rogue but now he’s the type you’ll want for keeps.

I don’t want perfect. I just want you…I feel free when I am with you. Happy. You are the gift I never saw coming.

My heart went out to these two, they are another example of two broken people made whole by love and reading their courtship and love story unfold gave me butterflies in my belly. Daisy and Ian were faced with difficult decisions and even if they had their HEA, it was far from easy nor was it pain free. I think part of their souls died when they finally faced their antagonists and I honestly felt gutted on their behalf as KCallihan was merciless in giving these two anguish, she really made Ian and Daisy work for their deliverance and eventual bliss. And like any great historical romance, Daisy and Ian did their share of denying, hating, mocking, loving and sizzling love making.  So if you think Firelight was romantic, wait till you read MOONGLOW. 

NetGalley Knockout

Like most bibliophile who have discovered NetGalley and Edelweiss, I did my share of hoarding. Like Gretel when she saw the Gingerbread House for the first time on an empty stomach, I gorged myself on countless books as if Armageddon is right around the corner, propelling my TBR list to reach fevered heights. 

So I signed up for NetGalley Knockout hosted by Christen of Goldilox and the Three Weres. Hopefully this challenge will keep me motivated. Wish me luck!

Here’s what I plan to knock out:
EARLY REVIEWS
  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
  2. Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
  3. The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe
  4. If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones
  5. Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi
  6. Hidden Paradise by Janet Mullany
  7. Defiance by C.J. Redwine
  8. Kiss of Steel by Beth McMaster
  9. Charming Blue by Kristine Greyson
  10. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
  11. Lifestyle of the Rich and the Undead by Katie McAllister
  12. Blackwood by Glenda Bond


OLD GALLEYS

NetGalley Knockout

Like most bibliophile who have discovered NetGalley and Edelweiss, I did my share of hoarding. Like Gretel when she saw the Gingerbread House for the first time on an empty stomach, I gorged myself on countless books as if Armageddon is right around the corner, propelling my TBR list to reach fevered heights. 

So I signed up for NetGalley Knockout hosted by Christen of Goldilox and the Three Weres. Hopefully this challenge will keep me motivated. Wish me luck!

Here’s what I plan to knock out:
EARLY REVIEWS
  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
  2. Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
  3. The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe
  4. If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones
  5. Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi
  6. Hidden Paradise by Janet Mullany
  7. Defiance by C.J. Redwine
  8. Kiss of Steel by Beth McMaster
  9. Charming Blue by Kristine Greyson
  10. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
  11. Lifestyle of the Rich and the Undead by Katie McAllister
  12. Blackwood by Glenda Bond


OLD GALLEYS

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged #13

BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and any news we want to share with our followers.
Cimmaron
Bought
All titles are priced at $2.99 each!

Bagged

from St. Martin’s Press (Won from NetGalley)

ARCs from NetGalley


Braine
Bought
Because I’m obsessed.
Borrowed
from the Public Library
Top to Bottom: The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper, Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth, The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Bagged
from NetGalley & Edeweiss

Upcoming Reviews
  • Red by Serine Kate
  • Lady Can Never Be Too Curious by Mary Wine
  • Try My by Olivia Cunning
  • Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
Last Week’s Reviews

Check out Lauren and Nia’s BB&B at 

Check out Chrystina’s BB&B at

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged #13

BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won) plus a recap of the previous week’s reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and any news we want to share with our followers.
Cimmaron
Bought
All titles are priced at $2.99 each!

Bagged

from St. Martin’s Press (Won from NetGalley)

ARCs from NetGalley


Braine
Bought
Because I’m obsessed.
Borrowed
from the Public Library
Top to Bottom: The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper, Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth, The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Bagged
from NetGalley & Edeweiss

Upcoming Reviews
  • Red by Serine Kate
  • Lady Can Never Be Too Curious by Mary Wine
  • Try My by Olivia Cunning
  • Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
Last Week’s Reviews

Check out Lauren and Nia’s BB&B at 

Check out Chrystina’s BB&B at