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Waiting on Wednesday: Silence Fallen

Posted February 22, 2017 by Emily in WoW / 1 Comment

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Waiting on Wednesday: Silence FallenSilence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #10
Published by Ace Books on March 7th 2017
Genres: paranormal, Fantasy
Pages: 352
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In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy's bond with the pack and her mate is broken, she'll learn what it truly means to be alone...
Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe...
Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...

We all have our auto-buy authors. Those authors that we buy no matter what they write and when. Patricia Briggs is definitely one of mine. I fell in love with Mercy Thompson years ago with the first book in the series, Moon Called. This series has high stakes and relate-able characters. It’s not easy to read or even easy to like sometimes but it keeps me coming back. I have to know what happens next to Mercy and Adam. This next one is no exception. It sounds like Mercy has gotten herself in real trouble, far away without her support system. I can’t wait to see what happens.

Patricia Briggs will be in Houston as part of her release tour and I will be there! I’m waiting to buy this one until I’m there so I can have her sign it. It’s makes the wait longer, but it’s worth it!

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Waiting on Wednesday: When Dimple Met Rishi

Posted February 8, 2017 by Emily in WoW / 1 Comment

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Waiting on Wednesday: When Dimple Met RishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Published by Simon Pulse on May 30th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, romance, Young Adult
Pages: 320
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A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

The thing that really draws me to this book is the cover. I love the girl’s face on the cover. That grin!!! It’s just so joyous. I’ve never seen a cover that exudes so much happiness.

Past the cover, the book sounds perfect. Enemies to loves is always my favorite trope. I love the idea that these two kids have been promised to each other in an arranged marriage. However, they don’t know it and they don’t even like each other!

Can’t wait to read this one!

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#TeamTheo Readalong Update

#TeamTheo Readalong Update

The Readalong is well underway and it’s going great! All the information is available for you to join in as part of #TEAMTHEO or #TeamPrinceling.  The details are below as well. We are having a lot of fun in our private #TeamThea DM group with plenty of good natured #TeamPrinceling ribbing. We want to do Theo proud. We would love to have you join us! Check out this post for more information about the Street Team Competition. Readalong Details  The schedule goes like this: Jan 15 – Jan 21 : Chapters 1-5 Jan 22 – Jan 28 : Chapters 6 – 10 Jan 29-Feb 4 : Chapters 11 – 15 Feb 5 – Feb 11 : Chapters 16 – 20 Feb 14 – The Union Release! Every week there is a special contest just for the #TeamTheo and #TeamPrinceling participants. This is above and beyond the Readalong. The special contests are well underway, but there’s still plenty of time to join up and help lead #TeamTheo to victory! Mini Challenge Schedule 9-15 Week 1 – Join a team (Win bookmarks) WINNER: #TeamPrinceling 16-22 Week 2 – Pledge to read (Win an ebook) WINNER: #TeamTheo 23-29 Week 3 – Instagram Competition (Win buttons) WINNER: TBD 30-5 Week 4 – Street Team FB group (Win Stickers) WINNER: TBD 6-12 Week 5 – Twitter Competition (Win a signed bookplate) WINNER: TBD 13-17 Week 6 […]

Posted February 2, 2017 by Emily in Events and Features, Special Feature / 0 Comments
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#BHPChat Wrap up 1/2017

#BHPChat Wrap up 1/2017

  WE ARE BACK!! It’s been a long cold 9 weeks without a #BHPChat and we missed you! However, last night we returned for the start of a new year. Just like always, check out everyone who participated! Q1: Introduce yourself, your blog, and the first book you read in 2017! #BHPChat — Sarah K (@thebooktraveler) February 1, 2017 Q2: It’s a new year, so what are some goals you’ve set for yourself? (Reading, blogging, etc.) Request less books on NetGalley (I obviously have a problem) & try to find time to blog. The balance is getting harder 😭 #BHPChat https://t.co/2OtJ7tZEws — جاكلين (@JAtamanuk) February 1, 2017 A2: My goals for this year are to read more, blog more, come up with something original. #BHPchat — RI 🖤 (@Astaraya) February 1, 2017 My only goal is to just read as much as I can and finish the GOT series by the end of the year. #BHPChat oh and review more books 😂 https://t.co/vu1orXtVSr — Ʈris (Tris' Nook) (@Tris_Black2016) February 1, 2017 I'm trying to be more consistent this year with my posts and schedule them ahead of time. So far I'm doing a good job. #BHPChat https://t.co/dCmFL0RMwz — Ashley (@bookishrealm) February 1, 2017 A2: My health is the top of the list. Wanted to sketch & read than last year more but not to pressure myself. To try to blog […]

Posted February 1, 2017 by Emily in Events and Features / 0 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday: Wintersong

Waiting on Wednesday: Wintersong

I have loved the movie Labyrinth since I was a small child so you can imagine that I see David Bowie the second you mention Goblin King. The cover, with it’s glass ball snowglobe also reminds of the balls that the Goblin King juggles in that movie. The colors look cold and the glass globe makes the rose look protected, yet trapped. Reading the description, I think the cover is perfect. I’m not sure that Wintersong has anything to do with Labyrinth. In fact, I think it’s more likely that it doesn’t. I’ve also heard that it’s a retelling based on the poem ,Der Erlkonig. I wasn’t familiar with the poem, so I looked it up. It’s haunting and beautiful, just like I expect this book to be. Really though, this book has a Goblin King. What else to you really need to know.

Posted January 18, 2017 by Emily in WoW / 0 Comments
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Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta To Do

Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta To Do

Once again I’m thrilled to report that I just participating in Bloggiesta,  I’m co-hosting with MC at Blame it on the Books! She’s still my inspiration. This year we get to wrap up Bloggiesta with a celebratory trip! Next week we will be together in Atlanta for ALAMW! I can’t wait to see her. Bloggiesta is a challenge and a call to action. It is an opportunity and an excuse to improve your blog. You formulate a plan of blog chores and then you work to get the done over the course of a weekend. The other component is mini-challenges. Bloggers all over talk about different ways that they do things and then they issue a challenge. Past mini-challenges on time management, social media use and a variety of other topics are on the bloggiesta site. Mini Bloggiesta Goals Schedule WOW and TTT through the end of February Cross post review backlog (EW, GR, LT, Amazon) I know this is a short list, but it will be time intensive. I have a ridiculous review backlog to work through. Wish me luck!

Posted January 12, 2017 by Emily in Events and Features, Special Feature / 5 Comments
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Island Read-along and Union Release Contest

Island Read-along and Union Release Contest

I’ve never run or even really participated in a read a public read a long before. I’m really excited about this! We are going to have a #QWSush halfway through to discuss it. I really loved this book and this series. It sucks you in and gets better and better throughout the series. What is this Readalong? This is a month long readalong for The Island by S. Usher Evans, which is FREE. We’ll be reading 5 chapters a week (they aren’t that long really) in anticipation for the release of The Union, which is the trilogy finale, on February 14th. What’s this about teams? You absolutely do not have to participate in the teams but it’s highly encouraged! There are two teams, #TeamTheo and #TeamPrinceling based off of the two main characters in the books. I’m the team lead of #TeamTheo so I strongly encourage you to join that team. These two teams earn points by joining the readalong, tweeting, posting reviews and participating in other events we might have planned. The winning team will get some cool goodies and the top 2 point earners for each team will win an extra special prize! You can join either team, but I’m #TeamTheo, so, I’m definitely biased. The Thing I like best about this Street Team Contest is that every week has a different focus. This week we are focusing on joining […]

Posted January 11, 2017 by Emily in Events and Features, Special Feature / 3 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval

Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval

I’ve been waiting for this book for so long and the wait is almost over. Have you preordered yet? The preorder incentives are great. There’s a map, crayons and a string backapack. The real problem is deciding which book to preorder. There is the US one and then the UK version has 4 different covers, each is more beautiful than the last! Seriously, everything about this books sounds fantastic. There is a dark and mysterious game that is only played once a year and never in the same place.  The game has a slightly sinister seeming leader who no one has ever met. The only reason that Scarlett chooses to play the game is to protect her sister, ‘Tella. Mystery, a dark game, a sinister leader and a strong sisterly bond. What else do you want?

Posted January 4, 2017 by Emily in WoW / 2 Comments
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#Bookstgram Roundup 1/17

#Bookstgram Roundup 1/17

January is the perfect time to start a new habit of #bookstagram in your life. Plus there aren’t an overwhelming number of challenges. You can really focus on one or two and do them right. Which challenge are you planning on doing? . Hosted by @the_infinite_book_dragon and @grimdark_dad Hosted by @WishfulEndings and @Rissi006 Hosted by @novelheartbeat, @darkfaerietales_, @eden-hammond, & @cbookaddiction Hosted by @mybookinggreatblog, @tinybookfort & @stellabookishart Hosted by @PagewithaView & @ReadwithMikee Hosted by @Lisa_lostinlit & @LostinLit_Becca Hosted by @watermelanies & @meganthemeganerd Hosted by @tiff_holme, @spinatale, @mo_the_bookish, @charli_the_book_princess & @tarasbookshelf Hosted by @Bookishgals

Posted December 30, 2016 by Emily in Events and Features / 0 Comments
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WoW: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

WoW: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

. Sometimes I want to read fantasy and sometimes romance. Less often though, I want to read something that kicks me right in the feels. This sounds like one of those books. Just from reading the description, I already feel terrible for Jackson and Griffin. I can’t imagine the grief of losing a loved one. I want to read this book in order to see if Griffin and Jackson help each other heal.

Posted December 21, 2016 by Emily in WoW / 2 Comments
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