Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!

I've been so busy preparing for festivities with the family plus I'll be putting up our Christmas tree this weekend with the help of the kids. I'm so excited. I haven't gotten any reading done these past couple of weeks due to some exciting events going on in my life right now. So with that said, I'll don't have any posts this week. I'm still reading book 2 in the Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin. I wanted to finish up this series so that I could read Noah's book but I haven't gotten there yet. Hopefully, since I have the holidays off, I can catch up. There are so many books out right now that I want to read like Renegades by Marissa Meyer.  Anywho...Happy Holidays!

I'm thankful for my family and health and so excited about the journey that I'm about to partake.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Release Day Rave: (11/12/17 - 11/18/17)

Where are all my fellow book junkies? It's that time again as we count down the hours in hopes of getting our hands on highly anticipated books on release day. I know I can't wait to cuddle up with some of these books! I've compiled the following list of books that are scheduled to be released this week. I'll put my top five and try to review at least one of them by the end of the week or the following week.

What new releases are you chomping at the bits for?

Click on the book title to take you to Goodreads.

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi (11/14/17)
This is the companion novel to Furthermore which I can't wait to read.

Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archives, #3) by Brandon Sanderson (11/14/17)
I started this series but didn't get far because of the length and I really wanted to enjoy it during one of my breaks. Well now is the time with all the holidays fast approaching to pick this series back up and sit back and enjoy the ride.

Artemis  by Andy Weir (11/14/17)
Like the Martina, I'm so intrigued by the premise of this book and I can't wait to read it.

City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty (11/14/17)
This book is one of my highly anticipated reads for this year and I've been waiting forever to read and now the time is here. I'm ready for a great adventure filled with magic and danger.

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang (11/14/17)
There's just something about the premise of this book that excites me and seems so magical.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

I'm thrilled to help celebrate the release of ROSEMARKED by Livia Blackburne. Here's a special message and giveaway from the author.

Hi Everyone!

This is Livia Blackburne, and I'm thrilled to share ROSEMARKED with you at long last. There are a lot of elements to this book, including a love story, a spy story, reflections on trauma and mortality, medical ethics, and political intrigue.  Perhaps because of this, my research for the book was equally eclectic, from archery and stick fighting lessons, to chats with memory researchers and soldiers, and lots and lots of reading, including books about leper colonies, hospice care, and PTSD. Hopefully, I wove it all into an entertaining and thought-provoking story!

This story centers on Zivah, a talented healer with an incurable illness, and Dineas, a traumatized soldier. The two couldn't be more different, and I had a lot of fun writing their unlikely love story.  In order to work together, they both have to let go of their own prejudices and preconceptions. It's a painful process, with fights and misunderstandings, anger, laughter and tears, but in the end, they both come out as stronger people.

To celebrate the ROSEMARKED release, I’m offering 3 lucky winners a ROSEMARKED swag pack, which includes a copy of ROSEMARKED and a signed bookplate! Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate. Best of luck, and happy reading!

The first in a duology, ROSEMARKED (Hyperion | On Sale November 7, 2017) by New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne follows a healer and a solider on a high-stakes mission to spy on the Empire to uncover a deadly secret. With sizzling chemistry and a heartrending ethical dilemma, this thrilling fantasy with nuanced characters will capture fans of An Ember in the Ashes and The Lumatere Chronicles.

New York Times best-selling author LIVIA BLACKBURNE has a PhD in neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted research on the neural correlates of reading. She still blogs on the intersection of writing and brain science, and she now lives in Los Angeles with her family. Livia is also the author of Midnight Thief, an Indies Introduce New Voices selection, and its sequel, Daughter of Dusk.

ROSEMARKED by Livia Blackburne 
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