The Brits Weekly Book Biz! See what I read this week!


Here we are again, the end of another week!

It’s been a bit crazy for me this week. I have been having neck issues and my quack thinks I have another (or 2) herniated discs in my neck which isn’t great news.  He also signed me off work for 2 weeks so hoping to get some quality reading time in…and maybe binge watch some Netflix shows!

I have read 2 books this week, one was a beta read and the other was from my TBR pile, slowly knocking them off!


Broken Shelves (Unquiet Mind #3) by Anne Malcom

This was my beta read so I wont post my review until I have read the final copy but I can tell you it was funny, fabulous and fantastic!


Road to Nowhere: Book 1 by M Robinson

See my review here.




Well now, I find myself in a situation, a situation that feels all to familiar to me!

  • I have a tbr of 60 books.
  • I have 5 arcs on my kindle.
  • I am expecting a further 3 arcs that are to read for September.


I am a stickler to read books on time so arcs first, tbr will need to wait!


What have you read this week?

Feel free to link up your posts!



#CJRguestreview Pitch Please by Lani Lynn Vale (sports romance)


Title: Pitch Please (There’s No Crying in Baseball #1)

Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance







Mel loves sports romance books, so when this came up she was all over it like a rash! You can read here review here.  Here are some details on the book and Lani (author):

Baseball is life, the rest is just details.

Everyone who’s played the game has heard those words a time or two. But Hancock has heard them his entire life from his parents. His family has lived and breathed baseball even before he started little league.

Hancock “Parts” Peters has a name that inspires grins across many faces, but the moment those faces get their first look at him, those grins slide away.

Hancock is gruff, filterless, and doesn’t give a crap who he offends.  He is the only man in baseball who doesn’t care if he gets an endorsement or not. He’s there to play the game. He’s there to win. He’s there because baseball is his life.

People think he’s a jerk.

And maybe he is. But if that’s how he has to come off to get people to leave him the hell alone so he can play in peace, so be it. The less people he has to worry about offending, the better.


Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.

Sway Coffman didn’t mean to rock the boat.  She was just there to do her job.

Sure, she was a woman in a man’s world. Yes, she beat out several of those men to get the job as head athletic trainer for the professional baseball team, The Texas Lumberjacks.  And yeah, she now got hate mail from those men.

But she’s good at her job, and she earned the position.

What she is not good at, however, is talking to men.

Men seem to see her curvy hips, large breasts and thick thighs and automatically think she is incompetent.  Because surely a fat girl couldn’t get the job treating some of the most fit and athletic men in the world, right?


This fat girl got the job, and she is proud of it.

What else did she get?

The attention of the sexiest bearded man she’d ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.

It was enough to bring to her down to her knees…in front of that man, the hot and grumpy baseball player, Hancock Peters.

Stalk Lani HERE!


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CJR The Brit: My best reads from the first half of 2017!

Ok, I know this is late, like 2 and a half months late. Better late than never though eh!

These are books that weren’t necessarily released in the first half of the year, but I read them then!  Let me know if you have read and loved them, or link up your posts to your favourite books of the year so far!

So without further ado, here they are!


Lucca (Made Men #4) by Sarah Brianne

Release date: 30 January 2017

See my review here.


Tied (Devil’s Wolves #2) by Carian Cole

Release date: 24 June 2017

See my review here.

El Diablo (The Devil #1) by M Robinson

Release date: 30 Aug 2016

See my review here.

Riot (Scarred Souls #4) by Tillie Cole

Release date: 7 March 2017

See my review here.

The Bird & the Sword (Chronicles #1) by Amy Harmon

Release date: 10 May 2016

See my review here.

The Queen & the Cure (The Bird & the Sword Chronicles #2) by Amy Harmon

Release date: 9 May 2017

See my review here.

Cover Love: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

There are 3 things that really draw me in to buying a book, the first being the author.  If it’s an author I know and love then I am 99% going to one-click.  The 2nd thing is a blurb. I love an enticing, promising blurb!  Then there is the cover……..

Now this book does not have the most exciting of covers.  Its really non-descript. Well in my eyes it is. But that is what drew me to it…..


Title: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Release date: 26 September 2017 (pre order available)

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.


Anyone manage to get an arc? I would love to hear your thoughts.

CJR Review: Eye Candy Anthology (spooky fun!)




Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel, and Tara Sivec

A frightfully good time! Dive into these Halloween novellas from bestselling authors Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel and Tara Sivec. Featuring stories set in the worlds of their popular series.

Tijan’s Fallen Crest crew are back for a weekend of mischief that takes a sinister turn; all four couples from J. Daniels’ Alabama Summer series gear up for Halloween in their own sexy ways, with a special surprise at the end; Helena Hunting’s characters from Shacking Up plan a Halloween gala that features a few ghouls and witches; Bella Jewel brings the chills and thrills in her suspenseful take on Halloween night; and Tara Sivec gathers the Holiday family together one last time as they try to make this ghostly holiday one to remember—or one they’d rather forget…

Cozy up with a mug of hot cider on a dark night and fall under the spell of this Halloween anthology!



I love an anthology, themed novellas are the best. Especially when they come from your favourite series.

I had only read 3 out of these 5 authors so I read the ones I knew first and then the remainder…..just my quirky way!

Tijan’s was gripping and totally scary, spooky swooning from Bella and the usual fabulous hilarity from Helena (was great to revisit the Church of Bane!!!)

Don’t be fearful, this is a spooky treat. A must read anthology.


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The Brits Weekly Book Biz: 28 Aug – 3 Sept


September is here!

I’m sure I’ve said this before but Autumn is my favourite time of year, it’s always so pretty where I live with the colourful falling leaves….and it means it’s closer to Christmas <—– yes I’m one of those Christmas lovers!

It was the last week of school holidays so have been busy getting organised so I only read 2 books:

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On to what I’ll be reading this week!

Prepare yourself……I’ve added my inner musings! I swear there is a method to my madness!

I want to get to a place where I can again look forward to the books that are releasing in the coming month. I miss that! It’s all due to my tbr being bigger than normal (60 ebooks).

So for September I picked books from my tbr under 300 pages, so (hopefully) this week I will get to read a couple of those! And I thought if I pick a theme each month till the end of the year then I might make a dent! And I also have to fit in arcs……end of musings!

Hope the week has been good to you.

What did you read this week?

The Brits Monthly Wrap Up (August)

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Autumn is nearly here! My favourite time of year. Leaves changing colour and falling and a nice crisp temperature! Was a great reading month for me!


Beneath the Truth by Meghan March 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

Filthy by Michelle Horst 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

Breaching the Contract by Chantal Fernando 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

Court of Wings and Ruin 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

Cyanide by Ella Fields 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 (My review)

Eye Candy Anthology – various 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

Running into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

Strike by Cora Brent 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My review)

The Affiliate by KA Linde 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 (My Review)


I’m getting in a bit of a panic about my ever growing tbr, so for a quick win, I am only going to read books off my tbr that are under 300 pages as I know I can power through them. Yes I am odd! I did look about for a challenge for that but didn’t see one. If anyone knows of one then please let me know.

I have a choice of 9:


I’m not sure I will get through all of them as I also have 8 arcs coming for September and October but I will give it a good go!

And I just wanted to add this in…..

Thank you!!!

How was your August?

Link up to your posts so I can have a nose!

Time for a blog change….and it fills me with dread!

I’ve actually talked myself into a panic! It fills me with dread.

There are so many things that could go wrong…….

It’s time to change my theme on my blog. In fact I would say it’s well overdue.

But herein lies my issue……

There are so many to choose from…

What if I muck it up?

If I muck it up can I get my old one back?

What if it looks naff?

What if I can’t do it?

And I’ve got myself all worried! Talk me down!

Any advice would be appreciated. Any experiences?

Send a brown paper bag for me to breath in!

Release Blitz: Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry

Title: Nineteen Letters

Author: Jodi Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Nineteen. There’s something about that number; it not only brought us together, bonding us forever, it also played a hand in tearing us apart.

The nineteenth of January 1996. I’ll never forget it. It was the day we met. I was seven and she was six. It was the day she moved in next door, and the day I developed my first crush on a girl.

Exactly nineteen years later, all my dreams came true when she became my wife. She was the love of my life. My soul mate. My everything. The reason I looked forward to waking up every morning. Then tragedy struck.

Nineteen days after we married, she was in an accident that would change our lives forever.

When she woke from her coma, she had no memory of me, of us, of the love we shared.

I was crushed. She was my air, and without her I couldn’t breathe. The sparkle that once glistened her eyes when she looked at me was gone. To her, now, I was a stranger. I had not only lost my wife, I had lost my best friend.

But I refused to let this tragedy be the end of us. That’s when I started to write her letters, stories of our life. Of when we met. About the happier times, and everything we had experienced together.

What we had was far too beautiful to be forgotten.








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