Category Archives: Meme

January Monthly Wrap-Up

Wrap-Up

Read & Reviewed
Fly A Little Higher by Laura Sobiech (5/5 Stars)
Twisted Sisters by Jen Lancaster (2/5 Stars)
Tales From My Closet by Jennifer Anne Moses (4/5 Stars)
The Christmas Town by Elyse Douglas (5/5 Stars)
The Line Between by Tamsyn Bester (5/5 Stars) *ARC*
Save Me From Myself by Stacey Mosteller (4/5 Stars)
The Dawn of Christmas by Cindy Woodsmall (4/5 Stars)
A Tricky Game by Seraphima Bogomolova (4/5 Stars)

Participated in Blog Tours
Release/Book Blitz

Shatter Me by Alex Grayson
Wild Violet by Vivian Winslow
On Solid Ground by Melissa Collins
The Line Between by Tamsyn Bester
Saving You by Kelly Elliott
Forever Now by Elise Sax
Fat Louise by Jamie Begley
False Finder by Mia Hoddell
Just Let Me Love You by S.R. Grey
In For the Kill by Shannon McKenna
Into A Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook

Cover Reveals
Forever You’re Mine by K. Langston
Finding Us by Debra Presley
Clear by Jessica Park
Naked by Stacey Trombley
The Only Way by Magan Vernon
No Where But Here by Katie McGarry
Red by Jacqueline Noir
Love & Lust in the Tropics by Derrick West

Synopsis Reveal
My So Called Life by J.D. Hollyfield

Promotions
Tied With a Bow and No Place to Go by Ann Everett
In For the Kill by Shannon McKenna
The Legend of Arturo King by L.B. Dunbar

Spotlight
Christmas with the Black Sheep by Natalie-Nicole Bates

 

 

Favorite Book This Month:
TheLineBetween

Favorite Book Cover This Month: FlyaLittleHigher

Goodreads Challenge
You have read 7 of 50 books in 2015
5 books ahead of schedule

Upcoming in February:
*Some Changes May Be Made*

**Reads & Reviews**
Wild Violet
Keystrokes
Wild
The Promise
Me, You and Us Series – Review Tour
Celtic Fan – Review Tour
Sinful Rewards 8 – Review Tour
Snowed In – Review Tour


December Monthly Wrap-Up

Wrap-Up

Reviews
Gaze Into Heaven by Marlene Bateman Sullivan (4/5 Stars)
Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Lisa Verge Higgins (5/5 Stars)
Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John Oliva (4/5 Stars)
Her Deal With the Devil by Nicola Marsh (4/5 Stars)
When She Came Home by Drusilla Campbell (4/5 Stars)
Swimming with Maya by Eleanor Vincent (3/5 Stars)
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade (4/5 Stars)
Impossibly Love by Shane Morgan (5/5 Stars)
Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash (4/5 Stars)
Ducks in a Row by Michelle Garren Flye (5/5 Stars)
By Proxy by Katy Regnery (5/5 Stars)
Before We Fall by Courtney Cole (5/5 Stars)
A Christmas to Remember (2/5 Stars)
Review: Stillwell by Michael Phillip Cash (3/5 Stars)
Review: If You Were Me and Lived In… by Carole P. Roman (5/5 Stars)

MeMe’s I participated in:
Teaser Tuesday – When She Came Home
Teaser Tuesday – Before We Fall

Cover Reveals
Playing for Love at Deep Haven

Books/other things I won/Given:
Overprotected gift pack by Jennifer Laurens @ Jennifer Laurens
4 Spooky ARCs @ Stories & Sweeties
3 Books & Goodies @ Deal Sharing Aunt – 3 partners in shopping
Woman on Top by Deborah Schwartz @ Every Free Chance Book Reviews
Champagne for Christmas by Jean Joachim @ Joachim Books
BY PROXY by Katy Regnery @ Katy’s Facebook Giveaway! Thank You Katy!!
Grounded By You by Ivy Sinclair @ Booklovers LaceyCat
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers @Susan M. Heim
Breaking Brandon @ As the Page Turns
$5 Gift Card from Renee Entress! Thank you so much!
Thank you everyone for a chance to read these books. I am cracking down on reading books on my shelves this year, 2014, and I know with out a doubt that there is awesome reads that was given or I won this month! Thank you again, and when I get to them I will post a review.

Favorite Book This Month:
byproxy

Goodreads Challenge Congrats! You have completed your goal of reading 50 books for the 2013 Reading Challenge!. 56/50 (117%) Talk about catching up! It feels so good to be back on a regular reading schedule!

Upcoming in January:
Pushing the Limits
Finding Narragansett (Book Blitz)
Fifteen Minutes
Stuck in the Doldrums
Against the Odds: Still His Woman
The Master Plan (Book Blast)
Against the Odds: Forever
Running Lean
Beyond Escape
Beneath Our Faults (Cover Reveal) ?
It Must Be Fate (Blog Tour)
Charmed
The Art of Letting Go (Blog Blitz) ?
Midwinter Magic
In Pursuit (Cover Reveal) ?
Boss’s Fake Fiancee
The Victor’s Wife
Playing for Love (Blog Tour)
Arranged Love (Blog Tour)
Sex Boot Camp (Blog Tour)
Twisted Sisters
The Dawn of Christmas

MeMe: #Teaser Tuesday – Before We Fall

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

BeforeWeFallBefore We Fall by Courtney Cole

I gulp and yank my hand away from it, like it’s a hot coal that will burn me. My problem is that I’m stuck in limbo… I don’t want to remember and I don’t want to forget. If I remember, it hurts like hell. But if I forget, it might happen again.
And that’s one thing I know for sure.
I’ll never let myself get fucked over like that again. ~22% Kindle

Summary
Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black…
For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He’s a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn’t care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.
23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn’t realize how much her father’s indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn’t one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it’s an absence of moments. She’s like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other… to fill the void that her father left in her.
Until she meets Dominic.
After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.
Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated… they’ve learned a priceless lesson.
Sometimes, before we fall… we fly.

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MeMe: #Teaser Tuesday – When She Came Home

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

WhenSheCameHomeWhen She Came Home by Drusilla Campbell

Her mother didn’t bother telling him not to swear at dinner. She sat back and covered her mouth with her table napkin as tears welled in her eyes, “What on earth possessed you?” She pushed her chair back and fled into kitchen. ~pg 10

Summary:
Frankie Byrne Tennyson stunned everyone when she decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now-after bravely serving her country in Iraq-she’s finally come home. Home to a husband whose lingering feelings of abandonment make her wonder if their lives can ever be the same. Home to a daughter whose painful encounters with bullies can only be healed by a mother’s love. And home to a father who still can’t accept his daughter’s decision to serve in spite of his own stellar career as a brigadier general. But the most difficult part about coming home lies within Frankie herself. To save everything she holds dear, she must face the toughest battle of her life . . .
A moving portrait of a modern American family, WHEN SHE CAME HOME reminds us that some things-honor, acceptance, and, above all, love-are truly worth fighting for.

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November Monthly Wrap-Up

Wrap-Up

Reviews:
Against the Odds: A Love Story by J.Adams (4/5 Stars)
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (5/5 Stars)
Frankie & Delilah by Francesca-Anna Daniels & Delilah Borden (4/5 Stars)
Spring Cleaning by Brandi Salazar (5/5 Stars)
Tainted Love by Eva Márquez (4/5 Stars)
Get Lost by Dannah Gresh (4/5 Stars)
The Magenta Man by Jodi Cardin (3/5 Stars)
Snow Angels by James Thompson (3/5 Stars)
A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl (5/5 Stars)
The Night Horses by Anaka Jones (5/5 Stars)
Transparent by Natalie Whipple (5/5 Stars)
Princess and the Peanut by Sue Ganz-Schmitt (5/5 Stars)
All Fired Up by Kate Meader (3/5 Stars)

MeMe’s I participated in:
Teaser Tuesday – Frankie & Delilah
Teaser Tuesday – A Matter of Trust
Teaser Tuesday – Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Giveaways:
Robert Jacoby Blog Post & Giveaway!

Books/other things I won:
How Blanky Found Me by Vesna and Jessica Lovelock @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
Roxanne St Claire Barefoot Set @ Bookhounds
Dark Secret Love by Alison Tyler @ Books a la Mode
MEET ME AT THE RIVER by Nina de Gramont @ A Drift on Vulcan
5.00 Amazon Gift Card @ Christine’s Blog
The Vicar’s Wife by Katharine Swartz @ LibraryThing: Early Reviewers

 

Favorite Book This Month:
Againsttheodds


Goodreads Challenge: 25 books toward your goal of 50 books.
With being sick, and taking care of sick babies 3 months out of this year, I guess my reading took a turn to. However, I am back… and hopefully I can get some reading done now since it is December 🙂

Upcoming in December:
Princess and the Peanut
Gaze Into Heaven
Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Washing Cars & Wasting Time
Her Deal With the Devil
When She Came Home
Swimming With Maya
Undeniably Yours (NetGalley)
Brood X
Ducks in a Row
Stillwell
If We Lived In… (Children’s Books)
Impossibly Love
Before We Fall (NetGalley)
A Christmas to Remember (NetGalley)

How was your November?

MeMe: #Teaser Tuesday – Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

friendshipmakesFriendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Lisa Verge Higgins

No, no. Everything on that list was for the two of us.”
Becky’s right,” Judy said. “Lenny’s picked these catacombs because he was throwing you a bone.”
Monique groaned. “You didn’t just say that.” -pg.143

 

 

Summary
TOP THREE REASONS TO VISIT EUROPE:
1. Explore foreign cultures
2. Sample outstanding food
3. Desperately flee impending personal crisis

Lenny left his wife, Monique, a bucket list of things they’d dreamed of doing together before cancer took his life. For four years, she ignored it, too busy raising their daughter to consider the painful task of resurrecting shattered dreams.
But when her next-door neighbor, Judy, starts a slow slide into a personal crisis, and another friend, Becky, receives shocking news about her future, Monique realizes that Lenny’s legacy could be a gift to three women in desperate need of a new perspective.
Whisking her friends away on adventures from London to Paris, from Monaco to Milan, she is determined to follow the bucket list to the letter-until one eventful evening knocks the three friends off the beaten path. Caught up in adventures of their own making, they begin to understand: Sometimes getting lost is the only way to find what you’re really looking for.

Watch out my review will be out soon!
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MeMe: Teaser Tuesday – A Matter of Trust

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Matter of TrustA Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl

She grabbed up her purse and car keys from the small table next to the front door and ran outside, twisting the lock behind her.
The drive to Colleen’s house normally took a little less than twenty minutes. Tonight it took about twelve. A police car, siren wailing, passed as she pulled over to the shoulder, and then another. A block or two from Colleen’s house, more lights slashed the night ahead of her.  pg 12

Summary: (Goodreads)
When life is murder, who can you trust?
One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute there’s a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death.
Mia’s a natural for heading up the murder investigation, but these days she has all she can do to hold her life together. As a new widow with a pile of debts, a troubled teenaged son, and a four-year-old who wakes up screaming at night, she needs more time with her family, not less–and working Colleen’s case will be especially demanding. But Colleen was her friend, and she needs to keep her job. So she reluctantly teams up with detective Charlie Carlson to investigate Colleen’s death. But the deeper they dig, the more complications unfold–even the unsettling possibility that someone may be coming after her.

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MeMe: Teaser Tuesday – Frankie & Delilah

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Frankie & DelilahFrankie & Delilah by Francesca-Anna Daniels & Delilah Borden
“What? Why would you save me from that only to watch me die?! Please I’ll do anything. I’ll give up anything you want if you’ll please just get me some help.” The beads of cold sweat were now pouring off of her, permeating her already soaked clothes. The man let go of her hand and lay down next to her, wrapping her in his strong arms.
“Are you crazy? Don’t touch me! Get away from me,” she coughed and wheezed and coughed some more. “Go get me some help!”
Another wave of utter agony rolled through her body and she curled up on herself like a baby in the womb and screamed. pg. 138

This is an ARC so some of the quotes may be changed

Summary: Goodreads
Francesca-Anna Daniels and Delilah Borden, better known as Frankie and Delilah to their friends, have been inseparable since childhood. Abandoned by their parents, their close friendship has endured through thick and thin. One very ordinary afternoon, a letter addressed to Frankie arrives that sets her on a tragic collision course with fate. Nobody could have predicted the wild and strange turns that their lives would now take, or the catastrophe that would separate them forever. Or would it?
Driven by her need to find answers, Delilah travels to England to relive Frankie’s last moments on Earth, and returns home to find the shock of her life. The far-reaching consequences of a split-second encounter has set things in motion that cannot be undone. When myth becomes reality, Delilah must make a choice that may be her salvation or her undoing.

Watch out my review will be out soon!
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Teaser Tuesday – Wisdom of Hair

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

ThewisdomofhairThe Wisdom of Hair by Kim Boykin

I pushed the double doors to the funeral home open and stepped inside. The large foyer was outlined with heavy wooden settees and polished tables, and the old wooden floor creaked just enough to make being there to fix a dead woman’s hair even creepier. Pg 87

This is an ARC so some of the quotes may be changed

Summary: Goodreads
Life can be beautiful, but it takes a little work…
“The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed. The day of my daddy’s funeral, I cut my bangs until they were the length of those little paintbrushes that come with dime-store watercolor sets. I was nine years old. People asked me why I did it, but I was too young then to know I was changing my hair because I wanted to change my life.”
In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful.
With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn’t save Mama, but maybe she can save him.
As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life—except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately… forgiveness.

Teaser Tuesday – Live and Let Die

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Live and Let DieLive and Let Die by Bianca Sloane

Paula perched on the edge of the couch, anxious as she waited for Phillip to inspect her work. He’d said if it was found to be satisfactory, she could go across the street to Cindy Cross’ house for the once-promised cup of coffee. ~60% Kindle

This book is full of suspense! Just started it last night!

Summary: (Goodreads)
On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago’s snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files.
Over a year later, Tracy’s sister, Sondra, still can’t come to grips with what happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and forget the cruelty of her sister’s death. However, a chance encounter with a man from Tracy’s past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for answers about the secrets from her sister’s life that may have led to her death.
As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she’s launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision course with life and death…