Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New Releases - July 31, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, July 30, 2018

Reviews - True-Blue Cowboy & Saved by the Cowboy

True-Blue Cowboy by Sara Richardson
Series: Rockey Mountain Riders #4
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
Date Read: July 8, 2018
Source: Publisher
★★★★☆
TWO STORIES IN ONE: AN ALL-NEW SARA RICHARDSON NOVEL PLUS SAVED BY THE COWBOY BY A.J. PINE

"Filled with humor, heart, and love, this page-turner is one wild ride."
--- Jennifer Ryan, New York Times bestselling author on Hometown Cowboy

Can this cowboy be tamed?

Friday, July 27, 2018

Review - The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger @MBelanger514 @PenguinTeen

The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Date Read: July 3, 2018
Length:  304 pages
Source: First to Read
★★★★☆
A poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning.

History buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville's past is riddled with green cow sightings and human groundhogs, but the most interesting thing about the present is the new girl--we'll call her Jane Doe.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Books from the Backlog #18


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Review - The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
Narrated by Colleen Prendergast
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date:  June 7, 2016
Date Read: June 25, 2018
Length:  320 pages
Source: NetGalley / Library via Hoopla
★★★☆☆
Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbors for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Releases - July 24, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, July 23, 2018

Review - I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
Date Read: July 20, 2018
Length:  336 pages
Source: First to Read
★★★☆☆
Cheryl Strayed’s Wild meets The Revenant in this heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness.

Jess is stranded in the woods. She has few supplies and only her dog for company. Her survival skills are limited, and she has disabilities that make physical labor a challenge. And winter is on its way. How did she get here?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Books from the Backlog #17


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review - Crave Me by Cecy Robson

Crave Me by Cecy Robson
Narrated by Tara Langella
Series: O'Brien Family #3
Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC
Publication Date: July 3, 2018 (audio)
Date Read: July 17, 2018
Length: 8 hours 54 minutes
Source: Caffeinated Services
★★★★★
In Crave Me, it’s time for the sole sister in the family to discover love.

Wren O’Brien isn’t your typical female. As the only girl from a loud Irish family with seven siblings, she prefers fast cars to lip gloss and bad boys to good men. It’s the reason she’s nursing a wounded soul and keeping her distance from a dangerous ex.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New Releases - July 17, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, July 16, 2018

Review - Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
Series: The Iron Convenant #1 / Kate Daniels #9.5
Publisher: NYLA
Publication Date:  June 26, 2018
Date Read: July 1, 2018
Length:  406 pages
Source: Won - Books of My Heart
★★★★★
No day is ordinary in a world where Technology and Magic compete for supremacy…But no matter which force is winning, in the apocalypse, a sword will always work.

Hugh d’Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. Fast.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Audiobook Review - Let Me Love You by Jessica Jayne @JessicaJayne13

Let Me Love You by Jessica Jayne
Narrated by Joe Arden & Samantha Cooke
Publisher: Jessica Jayne
Publication Date: June 19, 2018 (audio)
Date Read: July 8, 2018
Length:  5 hours 19 minutes
Source: Caffeinated Services
★★★★☆
Twenty-three year old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals--start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents' thirty-one year old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Books from the Backlog #16


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review - I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne @_laurenlayne @readloveswept

I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne
Series: Oxford #5
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Date Read: July 7, 2018
Length: 240 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as exemplary contemporary romance.”

Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Releases - July 10, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:

Monday, July 9, 2018

Review - The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowen

The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Date Read: July 6, 2018
Length: 320 pages
Source: Author
★★★★★
A YA novel from USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Reviews - Cowboy on My Mind and Rocky Mountain Cowboy

Cowboy on My Mind by R.C. Ryan
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Date Read: June 26, 2018
Source: Publisher
★★★☆☆
A heartwarming western romance about a cowboy who gets a second chance with the first love he couldn't forget in the rugged beauty of the Montana mountains. . .

Don't miss this special 2-in-1 edition that includes a bonus western romance novella by Sara Richardson!

Once a bad boy...
Ben Monroe was the ultimate bad boy-and everyone in Haller Creek knew it. But now as a sheriff's deputy, Ben spends his time breaking up bar fights rather than starting them, and staying away from trouble...until Becca Henderson comes back into town. She's just as beautiful as Ben remembers-and just as far out of his reach.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Reviews - The Bleeding Dusk & When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason @colleengleason

The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason
Series: The Gardella Vampire Hunters #3
Publisher: Avid Press
Publication Date: September 8, 2014
Date Read: June 21, 2018
Length:  298 pages
Source: Edelweiss
★★★★★
The third installment in New York Times, award-winning author Colleen Gleason's international bestselling series The Gardella Vampire Hunters follows Victoria Gardella as she hunts vampires in 19th century London & Rome.

The undead of Rome race to unravel an ancient mystery--and only one woman can stop them...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Books from the Backlog #15


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Review - Sick House by Jeff Strand

Sick House by Jeff Strand
Narrated by Joe Hempel
Publisher: Jeff Strand
Publication Date: June 11, 2018
Date Read: June 28, 2018
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes
Source: Author/Narrator via Audiobook Boom
★★★★☆
It's a home invasion from beyond the grave in this novel of unrelenting terror from the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Pressure, Dweller, and Wolf Hunt.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New Releases - July 3, 2018 #newreleases #newbooks


It's Tuesday!  That means it is time to make a little bit of room on the bookshelves, load up your ereader, or make your way to your local library.  In other words - It is time to get your hands on a new book!

Here are just a few books that have just been released that you may want to grab soon:


Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series.

The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making...if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.


An Affair with a Spare by Shana Galen

Find it at:
He's turned seduction into an art form...

Rafe Beaumont, fifth son of an earl, uses his irresistible charm with the ladies to glean dangerous war secrets. Now he's putting those skills to the ultimate test: capturing an elusive assassin by seducing his daughter. The problem? She's entirely immune to Rafe's flattery.

Never before has Collette Fortier met a man as attractive as Rafe. But her father's life is at stake, and succumbing to Rafe would be disastrous. But when Rafe turns the tables on her, offering support and friendship instead of a fleeting affair, Collette finds herself tempted in ways she never could have imagined...

Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Find it at:
Goodreads | Booklikes | LibraryThing
riceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families.
Soon antiques are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and collectors, but from the illustrious British Museum. As the thefts increase in frequency, Kat calls upon her friend Daniel McAdam, who has already set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods. When a man is murdered in the shop, Kat must use all of her wits to see that the thieves are caught and justice is done.

Zen and Gone by Emily France

Find it at:
Goodreads | LibraryThing
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Essence McKree feels older than any seventeen-year-old she knows. Ever since weed was legalized, Mom has been working in a pot shop, high more often than not. Lately it’s been up to Essa to care for her nine-year-old sister, Puck.

When Essa meets Oliver—a brainy indoor type, in town for the summer—she is cautious at first, distrustful of the tourist crowd and suspicious of Oliver’s mysterious past in Chicago. But Puck is charmed and pushes Essa toward him. Soon Essa finds herself showing Oliver the Boulder she has forgotten: the mountain parties, the long hikes…and at Oliver’s urging, the exploration of Buddhism at the local zendo.

When Oliver agrees to accompany Essa on a three-day survival game in the Rocky Mountains, she feels a lightness she hasn’t known in a long time. Then she discovers that Puck has stowed away and followed them into the wilderness. After spending a night stuck in a mountain storm, Essa wakes to find Puck missing. Now Essa must rely on her newfound spiritual strength if she is to save her sister’s life, and ultimately her own.
More Great Books Being Released Today
(Covers link to Goodreads)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36251331-dyeing-up-loose-ends?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35687802-snap?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36236906-to-catch-a-texas-star?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36220705-the-dying-of-the-light?ac=1&from_search=true

Which new releases are you excited about this week?

Monday, July 2, 2018

June 2018 - Monthly Wrap-Up

June 2018

June was a strange month around my house.  My daughter was gone for a week and half so my husband and I had plenty of quiet time.  We also had a lot of time in the car since we drove from St. Louis to Bloomington, Indiana and back twice.  Summer has definitely arrived and hasn't really let up.  It is hard to stay outside for very long just because the air feels sticky with humidity. 

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Reviews Posted 
(not necessarily read in June)



Reading Stats
Books Read: 16 total
Audiobooks:7
Digital Books: 7
Print Books: 2

Book Source for Books Read in June
NetGalley: 2
Edelweiss: 3
First to Read: 1
Direct from Publisher/Author: 5
 Purchased/Free: 1
Borrowed: 4

Challenges
Goodreads: 94/100
Blogger Shame: 4 read towards the challenge in June / 14 total for the year

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 81%
494 Approved | 398 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
10 books to review (9 unread)  | 72 downloaded

Favorites of the Month

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