Foster An Author 2018! See who I’ve fostered!!!

I’m taking part in Foster an Author this year! It will be my 4th year taking part and I simply adore it!

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The author I’ve fostered this year is Tracy Millosovich. I’ll be featuring Tracy everyday this week on Facebook here.

Tracy is a paranormal romance author who is working on her stories, a series based on on her childhood dreams, The Crystal Dreams.

You can find Tracy on Facebook or Amazon:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorTracyMillosovich/

Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/tracymillosovich

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The Dreams Series by Tracy Millosovich…

Crystal Dreams – Dreams Series book 1

Killer Dreams – Dreams Series Book 2

Darkness Dreams – Dreams Series Book 3

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My book muck up, just me??!

(This is me, a lot!)

I feel like such an idiot!

So, probably about 10 months ago I bought Cinder by Marissa Meyer from Amazon in ebook format. I’d had a giftcard and was all excited and bought all the books!

I hadn’t read, until now.

I picked up my kindle, opened it and the Amazon prompt said it had 38 pages. I was like whaaaaaat?

Must be a mistake.

So I carried on.

Then I was greeted by the sight of a lot of foreign words that I didn’t understand.

I sat in a state of confusion for a couple of minutes.

I flipped to the front.

I’d bought the DUTCH EDITION!!!!

How did I not notice this? It plainly says Dutch edition in the description!

I put it down to a busy, hectic life and not anything to do with my sanity!

Have you ever done this?!!!

Please let it not just be me!!!

The Weekly Epilogue…see what I’ve been up to!

Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue! Hope you all had a good week?

So this month for me is OWNtober and I am doing quite well! I’ll do an update post at the end of the month! I only read 1 book this week but it was BIG!

Everyone getting read for Halloween? Schools break up here on 26th so my son is already asking if he can decorate then!

Also, my laptop died this week. I was so sad. Trying to blog on my phone and tablet is hard but necessary until I can save for a new laptop!

But anyway…..

BOOKS I READ

Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J Maas (look out for my series review soon!)

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

WHAT I WANT TO READ NEXT

Nightblood by Elly Blake

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Review: The Necromancers Bride by Brianna Hale

Every now and then, probably more now than then (!), I like a bit of smut …..and this was that!

It’s my first book by the author and it was a novella, but really I think it was the warning that got me to read!

Warning: This story is a dark fantasy romance with scenes with dubious consent. Additionally, Meremon is a necromancer and enjoys unusual things. Some sex scenes might be strange or creepy for some readers.

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Anyway, here is the blurb:

When I was a child he brought me back from the brink of death. Since that day I have borne his mark, a black star in the center of my left palm. The villagers say it brands me as evil. I think it means something far worse. It marks me as his.

The disease that nearly killed me has returned to the village and children are dying. I’m the only one who dares to climb the mountain and learn his secrets. In exchange I’m to clean his house and help with his strange experiments, but Meremon wants more. He wants me. And it isn’t long before I discover that his demands are as twisted as his experiments.

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

Well, it’s nearly Halloween and what’s better to read than a book about a Necromancer?

Personally I love wizards but let me tell you, Harry Potter this is not!!!! It’s short, hot and a bit wrong! ‘No, deliciae. I like the flesh I touch to be warm.’

If you can get past the disclaimer and want a quick, dirty read….then this is for you!

Series Review (and my utter joy!): Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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We all have lives, busy lives. The school runs, the traffic, the hustle at work, shopping, extra curricular kids activities, the washing, the housework and battling to get your son dressed before school (or is that just me?!), so you need a bit of relaxing time.

You pick up a book that you have had for a while on your shelf.

And then you experience the utter joy and happiness of reading a series that makes you actually sing with joy. Being emersed in another world, with other worldly characters who are just so amazing you have no idea where the words came from inside the author.

This is what this series is for me.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas.

I joined the readalong on the Facebook Sarah J Maas page, not only to join in but to spur me on to read some of my tbr. I am so glad I did!

This series bought me back my love of reading in a time when I thought it was taking a nose dive and I might need to step back from the book world a bit. So for this, Sarah J Maas, I thank you. More than thanks, my utter, humble gratitude comes your way in spades.

I’ve rambled on and on here but I needed to get it out, therapy if you will! Here are my reviews, maybe a little disjointed as I couldn’t wait to pick up the next book and dive in!

Throne of Glass review

Crown of Midnight review

Heir of Fire review

Queen of Shadows review

Empire of Storms review

Tower of Dawn review

Now the wait for Kingdom of Ash……

Books I want, ok need, in November!

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If I actually dared to count my tbr I probably would cry!

Does that stop me from wanting, or getting, new books?

No. It does not!

So these are the books I want in November!

(Click on the cover to see the blurb)

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan – saw the blurb and was instantly sold!

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer – I loved Renegades so much so I need to know what happens!

Pucked Love by Helena Hunting – I love this series more than cake so to be back in their world would be perfect!

 

Are you looking forward to any of these?

What other books are there releasing in November that you want?

 

 

 

Review: Wildcard by Marie Lu

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I absolutely LOVED Warcross so was desperate to find out what happened next and how it all ended.

I think when I finished that I realized that Warcross was my favourite out of the duet but still agree that this is a must read.  Does anyone else agree?

 

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

4 ‘every problem has a solution’ stars!

I thought I’d write some bits as I went along…..

I’m 47% in and my mouth is agape. Never in a million years did I think this was all going to happen!

So far the story line has taken a different tack for Em…..she is now the follower and not the leader. It was an interesting change, and I like it!

My allegiances have been flying backwards and towards I must admit!

And Hideo, I love a bit of romance and this line really stuck with me
‘For a girl that you claim you don’t care about, that little wild card sure has a grip on you.’

60% if my mouth could hang open more I’d be surprised. Plus my eyes are popping out my head!

Oh jeez that last 20% was action packed. I couldn’t get enough!

So to sum up, action packed, some shockers and a great read!

And a sidenote. I love Jax.

 

Off the Grid Readathon: The Results!!!

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I thought I would post my Off the Grid Readathon results instead of my normal weekly epilogue as it would just be the same books!!!

Well, I did it! 5 books! Thanks to Shanah at Bionic Book Worm and Justine from I Should Read That for hosting.

Bit of background….I did have Friday off work and my son was at camp so these aren’t my normal type of days as I had more ‘free’ time but still it goes to show that switching off from social media can have an effect.

I found that I slept better, was more relaxed (apart from worrying if my son was ok!) and it Also helped curve my FOMO that has me gliding round Facebook for hours! I didn’t read about books, what people were doing etc so I didn’t know I was missing out! Does that make sense?

Anyway….on to the books! This is what I read:

Reveling in Sin by Meghan March

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

This is being held quarterly so will defo do the next but I don’t think I’ll be able to read 5 books, maybe 3!

Did you participate?

How did you get on?

Stacking the Shelves (12th October)

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.

I have never done a meme before but this looked really fun so I wanted to get involved!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

The past 2 weeks I got more books than I ever normally do (it’s a sickness I tell you!

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

Forgetting Me by Crystal Spears

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

 

 

 

What books did you get this week?