Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bout of Books 16: Sign-Up

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

So excited to participate in the Bout of Books again! I always have such fun and get a lot read!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #209: From This Moment

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden
Bethany House-June 7, 2016

About the Book
Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry.
But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the mysterious death of her beloved sister. Romulus, a man with connections to high society and every important power circle in the city, could be her most valuable ally.
Sparks fly the instant Stella and Romulus join forces, and Romulus soon realizes the strong-willed and charismatic Stella could disrupt his hard-won independence. Can they continue to help each other when their efforts draw the wrong kind of attention from the powers-that-be and put all they've worked for at risk?

Why I Want It
I have loved several of this author's books and this one sounds like it will be another winner!

Top Ten Bookworm Delights

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish


#1. When you finally have a whole series (or all of an author's books): And you get to see them lined up together beautifully on your shelf, so perfectly complete!

#2. When you get a book signed by a favorite author: In any other situation I am vehemently against writing in books but I adore when I get a book signed by one of my favorite authors !

#3. When you see your name in a book: It's most exciting when it's actually a character named after you but just seeing your name in print is extremely awesome.

#4. The perfect reading situation: A new book from one of your favorite authors, a comfy reading spot, a glass of sweet tea, and hours with no plans or responsabilities.

#5. Book Bargains: I love finding deals and there's nothing better than finding a book you want for a really low price! Free books are even better, especially gifts and giveaway wins!

#6. When someone likes your favorite books: Whether they read it because you recommended it or if you both just happened to read it it's so much fun to find someone who loves the same book(s) as you and then you can gush together.

#7. When you can relate to a character: I love when I find a character that has a similar personality or the same habits or hobbies as me!

#8. Discovering your favorite author has a new book coming out: I love finding out about new books from my favorite authors! I get giddy excited and then the next several months are filled with the anticipation!

#9. Pretty covers: This is pretty self explanatory but there's just something about a well done gorgeous cover!

#10. New stories about old favorite characters: I absolutely love when an author releases an extra book or novella continuing the stories of characters I love!

Monday, April 25, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #221

Hosted by: The Book Date

Here is what I finished last week:
Absolutely loved this book! SO good!

What I am currently reading:
Enjoying this one so far!

What I hope to read this week:
Not sure if I'll get around to this one but here's hoping!

Hope you have a great reading week, thanks for taking the time to check out mine!
Leave your link below and I'll be sure to stop by!

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White

About the Book
A Riveting Edwardian Series Set among Britain's High Society
Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she's willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar.
Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena's father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision.
Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she's reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she's about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.

My Thoughts
This book had so much going for it before I even started the first page! First of all I love this author's books in general and the first book in this series was absolutely amazing. Secondly I loved Brice's character in The Lost Heiress and couldn't wait to see his story play out. And the last reason was the fact that this is a marriage of convenience story, and anyone who knows anything about my reading habits knows that that is one of my absolute favorite story lines. So with all of those reasons getting me giddy excited I dove in, and lost myself in the amazingness that was The Reluctant Duchess. As I already mentioned I was already a huge fan of Brice's before I began this book and each page only served to make me like him more and more. I loved his selfless nature, his desire to do anything to protect and care for those close to him, his close relationship with God, and the way he was so clearly tuned into, and willing to follow, the Spirit's leading. Rowena was a wonderful heroine as well, and my heart broke for all the pain she'd endured. But I admired the way that she never let it fully break her. Life beat her down time and again but she found a way to keep living. I also loved the fact that she was so authentic and didn't hide who she was. She had such a caring and loving heart and it shone through her actions. Rowena and Brice really were a well matched couple and I loved seeing their relationship and watching their love for each other slowly grow. There were so many moments that completely made me melt, but I won't spoil them! It was also great fun to catch up with the characters from the previous book and see how their lives had played out since we last saw them.
The Fire Eyes were once again the center of the action and mystery and there was enough intrigue to keep me hooked throughout the book. There were even some twists that I didn't even see coming!
So basically this book was one hundred percent awesome and I highly recommend this series! Can't wait for Ella's story!

Meet the Author
Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.roseannamwhite.com.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Join Becky Wade for a Facebook Party May 5

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A female bodyguard plus her star NFL client plus danger equals a great recipe for romance! Her One and Only, book four in Becky Wade's Porter Family novels, releases May 3. To celebrate, Becky is hosting an author chat party on her Facebook page on May 5 at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT. Join Becky for an evening of book chat with other bookworms and prizes.

Plus a portion of all pre-sales and sales the release week of Her One and Only will be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. For more details on how to purchase a copy, click here.

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About the Book

After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives — and their hearts — to one another.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Friday Memes 4/22

Book Blogger Hop

The Question:
How many books do you normally read in a month?

My Answer:
It totally varies by month, sometimes I have a month that's so good I read 30 books, other times I have a month where I barely finish 5 books, but more often it's between 10-12.


Hosted by: Rose City Reader

"Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."

She could set fire to the letter in her pocket and it would still be true. 
Smearing away tears with the heel of her hand, Fiona slid down from her buckskin mare, Bonnie, and landed barefoot in the sand.
The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White

My Thoughts
I like this beginning, totally piques your interest!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #208: Every Bride Has Her Day

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson
Revell-May 17, 2016

About the Book
Another Delightful Romance from the Queen of Romantic Comedy
Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can't wait to start planning their life together. She's confident she'll make it down the aisle this time--but it still may be easier said than done. A high-society Houston bride has Katie and the Cosmopolitan Bridal team scrambling to get the perfect dress done in time for her spectacular wedding. Meanwhile, Katie finds herself bombarded with everyone's competing visions regarding her own special day--and she's beginning to worry that her own ideas will get lost in the crossfire. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for her perfect day? Or will bridal shop chaos and overzealous friends and family make a mess of everything?
Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers what they've been clamoring for: another funny, romantic romp with a Texas twang.

Why I Want It
This author's books always provide a chuckle and it'll be fun to see how Katie's story continues.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Top Ten Authors Whose Books Will Make You Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I absolutely love books that make me laugh so this was definitely a fun list to put together! Though most authors have at least some humor in their books I tried to pick ones that when I think of that author funny is one of the very first things that come to mind!

#1. Melissa Tagg

#2. Jenny B. Jones

#3. Jen Turano

#4. Mary Connealy

#5. Karen Witemeyer

#6. Cathy Marie Hake

#7. Kelly Eileen Hake

#8. Janice Thompson

#9.Erynn Mangum

#10. Sandra Byrd

Monday, April 18, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #220

Hosted by: The Book Date

Here is what I finished last week:
I again got nothing finished this week. I was busy almost every day and every night which left little room for reading.

What I am currently reading:
Almost done with this one and I absolutely love it!

What I hope to read this week:
Love this cover and I'm hoping the the inside is just as lovely!

Hope you have a great reading week, thanks for taking the time to check out mine!
Leave your link below and I'll be sure to stop by!