Guilty Reader Tag

So, I wasn’t tagged to do this, but it looked like a lot of fun, so I wanted to participate!
I’m not sure who the original creator is. If anyone knows, let me know so I can link them in this post!

 

 

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1. Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been gifted ?

Not that I can remember.

2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t ?

Nope.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it ?

Yes. But I have a very valid reason why! We had a house fire back in 2014 and literally lost everything except the clothes we were wearing. My library book happened to be in the house and yeah…it went bye bye. Thankfully one of my friends works at our local library and when she found out that we had a house fire, she got the library to excuse me from replacing the book. I still felt bad though.

4. Have you ever read a series out of order ?

Yes, but not on purpose. Sometimes with the cozy mysteries, it is hard to tell what number they are in a series. I’ve read a couple of those out of order, but if I can help it, I try and go in the correct order.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone ?

I don’t think I have. I hate when that is done to me so I wouldn’t want to do it to someone else.

6. Have you ever doggy eared a book ?

I have in my used textbooks for school a couple times. But a regular book? No way.

7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do ?

No.

8. Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book ?

Yes. I do this when the book is just dragging along or it is starting to bore me and I just want to get to the ending.

9. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

No.


So, what about you guys? Are you a guilty reader?

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Monthly Wrap Up – March 2018

 

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Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Easter (if you celebrate). We had a small family dinner at our house. My mom cooked ham, deviled eggs, green beans, macaroni & cheese, and we also had some rolls and desserts. Yummy! We were all stuffed.

Chris and Logan were really happy with their Easter baskets. They got a couple video games, a DVD, some Pokemon things, and of course, lots of chocolate. 😉
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This has been another really slow reading month for me. This is the point in the semester where everything is pretty much coming due all at once with our major assignments and then we also have all of those little assignments to work on, so I’m constantly working on something. I’m so tired. I’m starting to get a little burnt out. I just need to make it to summer break and then I’ll have about 3 months of nothing to do! lol I miss being able to read like I used to.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
COMING SOON
  • backlist and ARC reviews
  • tags and discussions
  • TTT and/or Top 5 Wednesday
BOOKS IN MY MAILBOX

Kindle (Freebies)
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Ghostly Paws – Leighann Dobbs
Real Deal – Piper Rayne
Huntress – Julie Hall
Guilty Pleasures Anthology

Kindle (Bought)
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The Choices I’ve Made – JL Berg
Wrecking Us Saving You – Leaona Luxx

Kindle (Won)
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Kennedy Ryan – Long Shot

Kindle (For Review)
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Outcast – Jamie Schlosser
Cake and Punishment – Maymee Bell
Craft – Adriana Locke
The Uninvited Corpse – Debra Sennefelder

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Ditched – RC Boldt
The Baby Arrangement – Stacey Lewis & JL Beck

Paperback/Hardback (Bought)
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A Murderous Glaze – Melissa Glazer
We Wish You a Murderous Christmas – Vicki Delany
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

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The Opportunist – Tarryn Fisher
Dirty Red – Tarryn Fisher 
Thief – Tarryn Fisher
(I bought signed copies of these books from a group on Facebook)

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Eyes Turned Skyward – Rebecca Yarros
Beyond What is Given – Rebecca Yarros

Paperback/Hardback (For Review)
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The City of Lost Fortunes – Bryan Camp

MONTHLY FUNNY

You can never have too many books

 

Release Blitz + Review – Ditched by RC Boldt

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He’s playing for the heart she’s had sidelined for years.
DITCHED by RC Boldt is AVAILABLE NOW!

“I fell in love with this story from beginning to end. Ditched proves how love truly conquers all.”–Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Best-Selling Author

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iBooks: https://goo.gl/PZ4KeW
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Google Play: https://goo.gl/hqBfYM

GR TBR: https://goo.gl/SuUpBt

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Ivy Hayes

Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.
That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.
Don’t want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I’m your fairy godmother, child.

Becket Jones

As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.
Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn’t care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.
But I’m a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.

Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.

My Review:
5 out of 5 stars

I fell head over heels for Becket when we met him in He Loves Me…Knot and oh my goodness, this book just did me in. I am complete mush for Becket. I was certain no book boyfriend RC wrote would ever top Kane’s place in my heart, but Becket just stole it and cemented himself there for life! Becket is just the very definition of book boyfriend. I swooned throughout this entire book.

I could totally relate with Ivy being cynical towards love and having walls surrounding herself that no one should be able to break down. I rooted for her to open herself up to love with Becket and to let him break down those walls she had built up so high. Becket and Ivy’s interactions together were amazing – they had such great chemistry. I love that this book kept me laughing and smiling and also had some serious moments in between.

I also really loved Dax’s character. Maybe he’ll get his own book someday! *fingers crossed*

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About the Author:

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

Email: rcboldtbooks@gmail.com
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Book Tour + Review – The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries)
by Debra Sennefelder

About the Book


The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (March 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496715920
Digital ASIN: B073NNPM7G

Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . .

Hope’s schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention—it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy . . .

One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon—who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

 

My Review:
4 out of 5 stars

This book is a strong start to what appears to be a promising new series! First of all, I was thrilled that this book was about a blogger! I thought that was so neat to get someone else’s take on what the life of a blogger is like. I loved that Hope’s blog was so successful. I can only hope mine will be that successful one day!

Hope is a very likable character. I also enjoyed the fact that her best friend might be a possible love interest for the future. The mystery was intriguing and kept my attention in the story. There were plenty of suspects to choose from and I was completely stumped up until the killer was revealed. I wasn’t suspecting who it turned out to be. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

About the Author

Debra Sennefelder, the author of the Food Blogger Mystery series and the Resale Boutique Mystery series, is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in New York City, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in pre-hospital care, retail and publishing. Her writing companions are her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzus, Susie and Billy.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Romance Writers of America.

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

March 19 – Bibliophile Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 19 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT
March 19 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
March 20 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
March 20 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – GUEST POST
March 21 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
March 21 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
March 22 – The Power of Words – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 22 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
March 22 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT
March 23 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
March 23 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
March 23 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
March 24 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 24 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT
March 25 – La libreria di Beppe – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
March 25 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
March 26 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 26 – Mysteries with Character – SPOTLIGHT
March 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
March 27 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 28 – Community Bookstop – AUTHOR INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 28 –  3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
March 29 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW, GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY
March 29 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
March 30 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
March 30 – Varietats – REVIEW, GUEST POST
March 31 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, GUEST POST
March 31 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
April 1 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW
April 1 – Bookworm Cafe – REVIEW

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Release Blitz – Avalanche by Cambria Hebert

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Title: Avalanche
Series: Bearpaw Resort #1
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Contemporary/Second Chance/Sports Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2018
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38619888-avalanche

Blurb:
Don’t get caught in the surge.
Through a bullet hole in a wall, I watch a man bleed to death.
Those responsible think their crime died with the victim, until I identify them.
What’s a girl to do when she’s being hunted by murderers witness protection can’t even stop?
Run.

My only refuge is a place I vowed to never go again.
When it’s do or die, an eight-year-old heartache suddenly seems trivial.
Besides, he won’t be there anyway.
But he is.
Turns out my old pain feels brand new the second his eyes meet mine.
I can’t leave. I can’t stay.
This snowy town that’s supposed to be my shelter suddenly exposes me more than before.
With no one else to lean on, Liam becomes my lifeline.
Now we’re both running for our lives, trying not to get swept away.

Buy Links: Kindle Unlimited
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Amazon CA: https://tinyurl.com/avalancheca
Amazon AU: https://tinyurl.com/avalancheau
Amazon FR: https://tinyurl.com/avalanchefr

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Author Bio:
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than forty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of birds (including chickens). You can often find her painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her Chihuahuas (the real rulers of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. She has also written romantic suspense, science fiction, and most recently male/male romance. Her favorite genre to read and write is contemporary romance. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, GearShark Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Recent awards include: Author of the Year, Best contemporary series (The Hashtag Series), Best contemporary book of the year, Best book trailer of the year, Best contemporary lead, Best contemporary book cover of the year. In addition, her most recognized title, #Nerd was listed at  Buzzfeed.com as a top fifty summer romance read.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

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Review – The Baby Arrangement by Stacey Lewis and JL Beck

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Synopsis
The arrangement is simple, with only two rules:
One: Don’t fall in love
Two: Revert back to rule one when necessary

Fallon’s been my best friend my entire life. No matter how much I’m attracted to her though, I know she deserves better than a man who refuses to commit. I saw what happened to my dad when he lost my mom and there’s no way I’m putting myself in that position.
At least, not until my father gives me an ultimatum:
Have a baby…or he’s selling the business my great-grandfather started over fifty years ago to a stranger.
This company is mine. I’m not about to let someone else take over.
Too much alcohol has Fallon volunteering to help and our agreement is born.
There’s just one problem:
Everything changes the moment I slip inside her body.
There’s no denying what either of us want anymore.

My Review:
2.5 out of 5 stars

I love stories with babies in them and friends to lovers is my favorite trope, but unfortunately I just didn’t love this book as much as I was anticipating.

My main problem was with Reed. He was a little too alpha for me. I’m just not a fan of the alpha male. Some of the things that came out of his mouth had me like, ….really?? Reed was also really confusing. His constant back and forth gave me a headache and drove me crazy. Fallon fell a little flat for me, but she was definitely a more enjoyable character than Reed. My favorite character was Ryker. He was hilarious and I love how much he irritated and messed with Reed. I know this wasn’t Ryker’s story but I hope he ends up with his own HEA because he is super sweet and needs a good woman!

Overall, I felt there was too much drama and back-and-forth before getting to the end result. I would like to have seen more of their relationship together, seeing how they dealt throughout the pregnancy, and things like that.

Excerpt Reveal – Ditched by RC Boldt

FBBannerApril 3rd

He’s playing for the heart she’s had sidelined for years.
DITCHED by RC Boldt is releasing on APRIL 3rd!
Keep reading for an excerpt!

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Amazon: http://amzn.to/2HcFNBe
iBooks: https://goo.gl/PZ4KeW
Kobo: https://goo.gl/U4Jzht
Nook: https://goo.gl/abEP4Z
Google Play: https://goo.gl/hqBfYM

GR TBR: https://goo.gl/SuUpBt

DITCHED_BITTER
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Ivy Hayes

Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.
That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.
Don’t want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I’m your fairy godmother, child.

Becket Jones

As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.
Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn’t care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.
But I’m a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.

Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.

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EXCERPT:

Prologue

Ivy

Super Bowl Sunday

Miami Gardens, Florida

I wring my hands nervously before realizing this won’t do me any good.
The overwhelming pandemonium from the NFL fans in the Hard Rock Stadium is nearly deafening, and I stare down at my palms, flexing my fingers as an anxiety-ridden anticipation courses through my body. I don’t want to do this, but it’s my only choice. There’s no other way.
Even though I’m certain it’s too late.
A slap on my shoulder jars me, drawing me from my conflicted thoughts, and my gaze locks with Corbin Hartson, the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“All set?” he yells to be heard over the raucous crowd.
I nod. “All set!” I holler back with far more conviction than I feel.
“Then get out there. Let’s do this!” A slap on my shoulder punctuates his enthusiasm, and I resist the urge to rub the spot. What is it with coaches and players and the slapping thing? Geez.
I close my eyes and drag in deep breaths meant to be soothing, attempting to psych myself up to follow through with this plan. And I can’t help but be amazed at how this all came to be.
My eyes flash open, and I know this is it. It’s time. I can do this.
With my first step onto the field, carpeted with crunchy Bermuda grass, I force myself to put one foot in front of the other. My focus is centered on one thing—on one object—sitting on the fifty-yard line.
For the first time in my adult life, I’m wagering what I’ve long believed was cold and bitter. Useless.
My heart.

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RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

Email: rcboldtbooks@gmail.com
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