Weekly Wrap Up 8-20-17

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG
THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG
  • Checkmate Duet Cover Reveal
  • review(s)
  • possibly a tag or a discussion post
BOOKS IN MY MAILBOX

Kindle (Bought)
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Amnesty – Cambria Hebert
Body on the Bayou – Ellen Byron

OFF THE BLOG

Well, I am officially a college student!  My classes started on Monday.  Wow.  What a week it has been.

I think I grossly underestimated how much work was going to be involved and how hard this was going to be.  I was extremely overwhelmed the first couple of days.  My math class (which isn’t even a required course for my degree, but I have to take it anyway) had me so stressed out that I was in tears when I got home on the second day.  I’ve never been a math person.  I hate it.  I can’t stand it.  So, yeah.  Being forced to take a math class that isn’t even required for my degree has had me in a foul mood all week, lol.  I think I’m finally past the hardest part though.  I’m just going to have to study extra hard for my exam that I’ll be taking soon.  It’s only a 4 week class so my exam date is approaching quickly.

For my early childhood classes, things have been going pretty well.  The first week was easy.  We mostly just introduced ourselves to our classmates and went over the syllabus.  The amount of projects that we are going to have to do is pretty crazy though.  I wasn’t anticipating that.  I also wasn’t anticipating the extra supplies, like having to have Microsoft Office and a USB flash drive.

I’m starting to form a couple friendships though with girls in my early childhood classes though, so that’s pretty cool.  At least I’m not alone! haha

I’ve been really busy this week doing homework so this weekend I spent as much time as possible with the boys.  They really missed me this week.  ❤  Chris and Logan don’t start school until the 28th, so my mom has stayed with them during the day while I’m at school.  They got a lot of special Nana time this week so they enjoyed that.  🙂

WEEKLY FUNNY

Funny Memes - [Students Be Like: Just To Make Sure...]
I swear, my math class has me doing this.  By Thursday, I was checking the simplest of things because I was so stressed out and confused. LOL!

Book Tour – Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E Lee

LOVE IN THE FRIEND ZONE by Molly E. Lee is live! Check out the review below!
LOVE IN THE FREIND ZONE
YA Contemporary Romance
 
DOWNLOAD HERE:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2wPOZX5
How can she hook up the boy of her dreams with the girl of his?
The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams.
Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor, and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much.
Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot to find true love before leaving for college. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all.
My Review:
5 out of 5 stars

One of my all time favorite types of romance to read is friends to lovers. There is just something about best friends falling for each other that gives you all the swoons and Molly captured this in the book perfectly. The slow burn between Braylen and Fynn was very well written.

I think that the portrayal of teenagers in this book was done very well also. I am in my early thirties now but still remember what it was like to be a teen and in high school and this book was very realistic in showing that age in the characters.

I was hooked to this book from the start and am really interested to see what is going to happen next. The main characters were enjoyable and I also liked the secondary ones as well.

 

About the Author:

Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.

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Release Blitz – Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E Lee

LOVE IN THE FRIEND ZONE by Molly E. Lee is live! Check out the excerpt below!
LOVE IN THE FREIND ZONE
YA Contemporary Romance
 
DOWNLOAD HERE:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2wPOZX5
How can she hook up the boy of her dreams with the girl of his?
The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams.
Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor, and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much.
Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot to find true love before leaving for college. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all.

EXCERPT:

His eyes found mine before looking around the room. “It went by fast, didn’t it?”
I nodded, recalling the first day we’d walked into this room freshman year. Fynn had held the door open for me, more out of habit than an attempt to be a gentleman, and had announced to the seniors that I was their new editor-in-chief. Of course, I hadn’t earned the position yet, but I had by the end of the year—which quickly made him the star photographer.
Not that being my best friend made it happen—the boy had a knack for capturing the most stunning images imaginable—but we’d been friends since kindergarten; there was no way I wasn’t giving him all the prime stories to cover.
An easy grin shaped my lips as I thought all the way back to the first day I’d met him. Don Trainer—who would always be the school bully—had stolen my favorite red crayon and snapped it in half, laughing the way only evil maniacs could as I cried my eyes out. Fynn had shoved him so hard his butt hit the activity mat with a thud loud enough to stop my tears. He then took my broken pieces of crayon to the teacher and asked for tape. He returned it to me, a thick bandage of scotch tape around its middle. We’d been inseparable since.
“What are you smiling at?” he asked, nudging me with his elbow. The move shot a thrill of warmth through my chest.
I blinked a few times, mentally cursing the rapidly approaching graduation ceremony forcing my mind to overrun with memories. “Just thinking about how you’ve always been the Prince Charming sort.”

 

About the Author:

Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.
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Release Boost – Blue Balls by RC Boldt

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BLUE BALLS
Truth: A painful condition caused by a prolonged state of sexual arousal without release.
Myth: Only affects males.

SARAH
I’m beyond frustrated with the man who’s left me high and very far from dry. Multiple times. But, somehow, even though I’m not interested in a relationship, Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome keeps me coming back for more—one crazy, sexual debacle after the next.
Come hell or high water, the stars will align, and the release will be out of this world.

JACK
I’m captivated with the woman who’s left me sixty-nine shades of blue, and she’s only in this for one thing. The first time, I blew it—and not in the good way—but I’m going to ensure we finally see it through. I need to put an end to this “plague” of sexual calamities and prove to Sarah that we can have more.
It’s time to grab the universe by the balls and show it who’s boss.

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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.

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Weekly Wrap-Up – 8/13/17

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

mailboxes
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG
THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG
  • Release Boost – Blue Balls by RC Boldt
  • Release Blitz + Blog Tour/Review – Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E Lee
BOOKS IN MY MAILBOX

Paperback (For Review)
33359586
A Tale of Two Kitties – Sofie Kelly

OFF THE BLOG

This week was pretty uneventful.  I’ve just been hanging out around the house with the boys and spending time with them.  I’ve been trying to get as much time in with them as possible before I start classes tomorrow.

Tuesday night while I was at work I got a huge surprise.  Two of the kids that we usually have on Tuesday nights are finally back from their summer trip to Germany.  They’ve been gone for 3 months and I’ve missed them SO much.  I was super excited to see them coming in.  They have grown so much.

On Thursday I went up to the college for new student orientation.  We broke up into different groups and went to 4 different lectures.  There was one on how to be a successful student, one for all of the online and technological aspects of school, one for counseling and disability type services, and then one that was just a mixture of everything else that didn’t fit into any other category.  While I was there I also got my library card, student ID, and parking pass.  Whew.  It’s hard to believe I’m actually doing this sometimes.  I’ve been out of high school for 14 years.  Better late than never though, right?  🙂  Tomorrow is my first day and I’m ready for the most part.  I have all of my supplies and everything has checked out with my schedule and things like that.  I just need to get past the nerves and anxiety.

WEEKLY FUNNY

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I can so see this being me in the very near future.  I’ll be a full time student + mom + working 4 days a week.  Yikes!  There just aren’t enough hours in the day.  😉

Book Tour + Review – TS901: Anomaly by Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer

Title: TS901: ANOMALY
Author: Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer
Genre: NA Dystopian
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: There for You Editing Services
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Tainted water for the good of the people. Fluoride and vitamins to sustain the health of the human race. Added ingredients to extend and elevate the quality of life. All good things, right?
Wrong.
Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge.
Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.
Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1.
Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.
My Review:
5 out of 5 stars

Wow!  This was an amazing book.  It was so different from everything else that I have ever read before.  The world building, action, sci-fi/dystopian type descriptions were amazing.  It really gives the reader a sense of being able to picture everyone as they are described and see things play out as they are happening.

These authors did a wonderful job writing this book together.  The writing flowed smoothly to the point that I wasn’t able to tell one author’s writing apart from the other and I’ve read a book by Stacey before.
The storyline and intrigue grab your attention from the first page and keeps you engaged until the end.
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
or on Twitter or instagram at Rourkewrites.
Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.
Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for multiple RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.
​Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.
Author Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TishThawer/ | @TishThawer
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2rp0q8A

Book Blitz – Here Without You by Jennifer L Allen

 
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Book Blitz: Here Without You
by Jennifer L. Allen
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Military Romance
 
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Anna Romano had the picture perfect life. As a brilliant high school student and talented artist with a supportive family, she couldn’t imagine her life being any better. Her days were spent fantasizing about finishing high school, and dreaming of a future with her loving boyfriend.
 
Ryan Jacobs had his life figured out. He was enlisting in the Navy, and his high school sweetheart was applying to art school. Just a few more months and the life they’d planned together would become a reality.
 
On a cold February day, tragedy struck and flipped Anna’s life upside down. The bright and colorful world she once lived in turned to gray. Retreating into herself, she pushed Ryan away. She pushed everyone away. Then she ran.
 
Ryan was lost without Anna, but truthfully, she had been gone long before she even left. He did the only thing he could do, he went on with his life. Years later, the last thing he expected was to bump into her more than two thousand miles from home. 
 
Love, pain, distance, and secrets. Would their challenges tear them apart? Or was their love strong enough to mend them forever?
 
 
* Here Without You is a standalone romance with a trigger warning. A mass shooting takes place in the prologue and is referenced periodically throughout the book.
 


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