Review: All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan

May Contain Spoilers

Review by PooPenny

This was excellent! Full of emotional turmoil though, which kind of took me by surprise. I LOVE romances where the couple starts out in love, then something happens and they become bitter enemies, and the rest of the book is them going back and forth realizing that maybe they made a mistake. They are wasting all this time and energy hating each other, for all the wrong reasons, and when they finally talk about it, they realize that they can actually get along!

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Review: Bride by Royal Decree by Caitlin Crews

May Contain Spoilers

Review by PooPenny

I really wish I could rate this 3.5 stars.

Anyways, to the meat of this. I would have rated 4 stars but I just did NOT like Reza or Maggy all that much. First off, Reza is trying to hard to be a cold, calculating, uncaring king because he does not want to be his father. Ok, I get that. You want to be better, but that doesn’t mean you get to be a fucking prick.

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State of the Blog and New Reviewer

I have been on an extended hiatus from my usual blogging activities.  After my mom passed away last year, I lost the drive to keep up any kind of posting schedule, and then Real Life got in the way.  Work has been very busy, and Pokemon Go took up a lot of my time, but with the colder weather blowing in, it’s not as appealing to go out and hunt for virtual monsters right now.  I have been reading the entire time, as well as posting my reviews on Goodreads, so if you want to see what I’ve been reading and not posting about, check it out here.  I’m hoping to have a regular posting schedule by the beginning of the year, but keep an eye out for occasional reviews until then.  We are spending part of the holiday season at Disney World, so things aren’t going to be regular until we get back.

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Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

 

In a Nutshell –

I  loved all of the animals, but the humans didn’t always kept me enchanted. Willa’s emotional reversals didn’t ring true and oftentimes frustrated me. I did enjoy the banter between the protagonists, and Pita’s disdain for Keane constantly amused. While this didn’t keep me completely engaged from cover to cover, it was a cute diversion from real life stresses.

Longer take –

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Winner Takes All by Erin Kern

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Winner Takes All

Author: Erin Kern

Series: A Champion Valley Series

On Sale: August 30, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Formats: Mass Market & eBook

Price: $6.99 USD (MM) / $6.99 USD (eBook)

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Money. Fame. Endorsements. Blake Carpenter had it all—before his professional football career spiraled out of control. Determined to rebuild his life, he takes on coaching the high school team in his Colorado hometown. Despite a few fumbles, Blake knows he can lead these boys to victory. As long as he can keep his eyes on the prize and off the team’s distractingly gorgeous physical therapist.

Annabelle Turner knows all about the scandal that cost Blake his NFL career, and she’ll be damned if she’s going to let his mistakes hurt her team. What she doesn’t count on is the intense attraction that turns every heated run-in they have into a wildly erotic competition. Point by point, play by play, kiss by kiss, they try to keep things professional for the good of the team. But when the score is this close—and the passion this fierce—it’s anybody’s game . . .

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Spotlight and Giveaway: United by Melissa Landers @TastyBookTours @Melissa_Landers

 
If you love hot aliens, snarky humans, and wild sci-fi adventure,
make sure to pick up a copy of UNITED today.

 
UNITED
Alienated #3
Melissa Landers
Releasing Aug 2nd, 2016
Ever After

 
After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be?days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.
 
But the vacation is short-lived.
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Spotlight and Giveaway: Sweet Carolina Morning by Susan Schild @TastyBookTours @susan_schild

 
Life down South just got a whole lot sweeter…

 
SWEET CAROLINA MORNING
Willow Hill #2
Susan Schild
Releasing Aug 2nd, 2016
Lyrical Press
 
 

Life down South just got a whole lot sweeter in Susan Schild’s new novel about a woman whose happily-ever-after is about to begin…whether she’s ready for it or not.

Finally, just shy of forty years old, Linny Taylor is living the life of her dreams in her charming hometown of Willow Hill, North Carolina. The past few years have been anything but a fairy tale: Left broke by her con man late-husband, Linny has struggled to rebuild her life from scratch. Then she met Jack Avery, the town’s much-adored veterinarian. And she’s marrying him.

Everything should be coming up roses for Linny. So why does she have such a serious case of pre-wedding jitters? It could be because Jack’s prosperous family doesn’t approve of her rough-and-tumble background. Or that his ex-wife is suddenly back on the scene. Or that Linny has yet to win over his son’s heart. All these obstacles—not to mention what she should wear when she walks down the aisle—are taking the joy out of planning her wedding. Linny better find a way to trust love again, or she might risk losing the one man she wants to be with—forever…

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Guest Post: NJ Walters, Author of Wolf in His Heart

This morning I have a guest post from N. J. Walters, author of the Salvation Pack series!

How did you come up with the idea for this story?

Sage Gallagher was first introduced in Wolf on a Mission, but he was still a teenager. I knew when I was writing that book that Sage, and his twin brother Reece, would need to have their own stories. There was no way I could let them go without knowing what happened to them. So Wolf in his Heart jumps forward a decade, allowing both of them to grow up and become the men they were meant to be. Sage is quiet and thoughtful. He is like a werewolf in all ways except for one major one—he can’t shift.

The idea for this story came from Sage and Rina themselves. I don’t know if most non-writers can understand, but the characters tell me their stories. Once I knew both of them and understood the unique challenges they were facing the story flowed from there.

Where do you find your inspiration?

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