Paperback announcement with GIVEAWAY! Roar by Cora Carmack..

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ROAR is now available in paperback!

I was utterly consumed by this book and am eagerly looking forward to Rage but for now I will satisfy my need with buying the paperback! You can see my review here.

You can get yours here:

 

Now if you haven’t read, and you really should, here is an excerpt:

 

“This life is not glamorous,” Duke told her. “We travel constantly. We sleep on the ground most nights. When we’re not in danger from storms, we’re in danger in cities where we are considered criminals. This life is not for the faint of heart.”

“There are things I do not know, things I will have to learn. But I am capable. I am familiar with sacrifice. I know what it is to make hard choices.”

“Tell me you’re not considering this,” Locke said to Duke.

The old man was silent for a long moment, both Locke and Roar looking to him for support. Duke rubbed at his mustache, a habit of his when he was thinking deeply. “Let’s think about this, Locke. She’s smart. And determined.”

“She’s a child.”

Roar’s shoulders hunched in Locke’s peripheral vision, and he swallowed back the guilt. He could apologize later. For now, it was imperative that he won this argument.

“You were a child when I brought you into the fold,” Duke said. “She’s a young woman with a good head on her shoulders. And if this is what she wants, I’m inclined to at least hear her out.”

Just like that, Roar’s shoulders straightened, and Locke turned to watch a devastating smile bloom across her mouth. His weakness when it came to her only made him more cross.

“What skills do you have?” he snapped at Roar.

“Skills?”

“Yes, skills. What can you do? Or do you just plan to tag along for the ride?”

A flush spread over her cheeks, and her voice was tentative when she answered, “I’m good on a horse. Very good.”

Where in the world would she have learned to ride? He quickly hardened his expression. “Horses are fine for travel, but they don’t do well in storms. They, unlike you, have good survival instincts.”

As soon as the words were out of his mouth, Locke could have sworn he felt an updraft—the first sign that bad weather could occur—and he knew that this time he had pushed too far.

Roar marched toward him, spearing a finger into his chest and said, “I can read and write. I can speak Taraanese, Finlaghi, and Odilarian. I can read maps. I know enough about grassland vegetation and wildlife to survive without a market to buy food and drink. I’m good with knives and a bow. I learn quickly, and I’m not afraid of hard work. And I’ve spent my entire life reading as much about storms as I could get my hands on.” For a moment, her voice cracked under the weight of her anger, but she took a huffing breath and continued: “I’m good with numbers. It’s been a while, but I think I can probably still draw the constellations from memory, which should make me decent at navigation. I can—“

“Enough.” Locke’s voice came out in a deep rasp. He captured her long, delicate finger in his fist before she could continue poking him. He felt short of breath at the sight of her—livid and lovely. “Enough.”

The old Locke might have kept arguing, and Roar would have met him toe-to-toe. But if becoming a storm hunter had taught him anything, it was that fighting head-on wasn’t always the way to win. Sometimes strategy was required. He met Duke’s eyes over her shoulder, and if he had thought Roar looked smug before, she had nothing on his mentor. The man raised his eyebrows in a challenge and asked, “You?”

He hated the idea of bringing someone into this dangerous life, but if it was going to happen regardless, he sure as hell wouldn’t hand her safety over to anyone else, not even Ransom. And at the very least, it would give him the opportunity to change her mind. He gritted his teeth and nodded his acceptance.

 

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The Brits Weekly Book Biz: 28 May-3 June

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Hope you all had a good week?

School holidays this week and a week off from work for me! We had a great week off visiting the SS Great Britain, cinema trips and it was my birthday! Well hello massive chocolate birthday cake!!!

It was also a good reading week!

BOOKS I READ

Blood Match by KA Linde (arc) – review on release day!

Blood and Sand by CV Wyk (tbr) – see my review here.

Eternitys Awakening by Anne Malcom (beta) – cover has not been revealed yet but I’ll post my review soon!

 

WHAT I WANT TO READ THIS WEEK

I’ve already started reading my June reading list so I have these beauties to choose from.

Tangled Love by Haley Jenner

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A Cole

Beneath the Haunting Sea By Joanna Ruth Meyer

By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

The Traitor Prince By CJ Redwine

Daughter of the Siren Queen By Tricia Levenseller

Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Hothead by Stella Rhys

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

 

BOOK HAUL/ARCS RECEIVED

I picked up a signed copy of Legendary on my birthday! I mean, who could resist a signed copy!

ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK

Review/Feature/Giveaway: All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

Beat the Backlist Update: May

Paperback Giveaway!

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

CJR The Brit Review and PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY! (US only)

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Title: I Flipping Love You

Author: Helena Hunting

Publisher: St Martins Press

 

 

 

 

I absolutely love this author, the Shacking Up series is one of my faves and this book did not disappoint!  Also I’m so happy to  be able to do a paperback giveaway!

Here is the blurb:

SHE’S GOT CURB APPEAL. HE’S A FIXER UPPER…

From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes I Flipping Love You, a love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready.

Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in the Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…

Pierce Whitfield doesn’t normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful woman’s dreams. He’s just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance—without burning down the house?

 

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

Rian and Pierce meet as a result of a hit and ditch…with hilarious consequences that just keep getting funnier! My particular fave was Terry the lawn bowler!

This was a sweet and sexy story with zing! The anticipation was killing me! And when all is revealed my heart did a flip flop. In fact Pierce made it flip flip a hella lot!!

I love everything that this author writes and this was no exception

 

GIVEAWAY

The prize is one finished paperback copy of I FLIPPING LOVE YOU.  Sorry but its U.S. entries only.

To be entered into the draw, complete the steps on the Rafflecopter: here.

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Beat the Backlist Update: May

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Here I am with my May update for Beat the Backlist Challenge!

I wanted to read 3 books from my challenge in May and I did it! Well sort of, one was a DNF *hate when that happens*.

Books read

The book I couldn’t finish was Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I just couldn’t get invested in the story.

Total read for May = 2

Total read for April = 7

Total read for March = 6

Total read February = 4

Total read January = 5

DNF = 6

Overall Total Read = 30

Start Point = 48

Left to read = 18

Books to read in June.

I am going to have a break in June. My 2018 tbr is piling up and up so I am going to take June to knock some of these off my list!

I’ve added all my links to the form for May 😁

New Challenge: 20 Books of Summer!

I came across 20 Books of Summer from the lovely Cathy at 746 Books and want to give it a go!

The challenge starts on 1 June and runs until 3 September. That’s 7 books a month so cross fingers I can do it!

I’ve chosen a mix of YA and Romance books to keep me interested and I’ll be Bookstagramming my way through using the hashtag #20booksofsummer

Here are my books:

1. Tangled Love by Haley Jenner

2. A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A Cole

3. Beneath the Haunting Sea By Joanna Ruth Meyer

4. By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

5. Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

6. The Traitor Prince By CJ Redwine

7. Daughter of the Siren Queen By Tricia Levenseller

8. Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

9. Hothead by Stella Rhys

10. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

11. Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

12. From Here to You by Jamie McGuire

13. Legendary by Stephanie Garber

14. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

15. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

16. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

17. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

18. This Savage Song by VE Schwab

19. Our Dark Duet by VE Schwab

20. Hideaway by Penelope Douglas

Anyone joining in?

Any thoughts on my choices?

Have you read any of my 20?

CJR The Brit Review/Feature/Giveaway: All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

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In 2012 I fell in love when I read Beautiful Disaster.  It was at a time when I was just getting back into reading and this book helped me on my way back to a love that has stayed with me since then.

Its a tale of first love, but this first love runs deep and is lasting…..and of course there is a BIG secret!

Here is the blurb:

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.

 

Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.

Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.

 

Intrigued?  I certainly was. 

And I have a message from Elliott…..

My name is Elliott. You don’t know my story yet, but you will. I spent my summers with my aunt and uncle just down the street from Catherine. She lives in a looming, rickety bed and breakfast called the Juniper, and spends most of her time outside, away from the memories that live between the Juniper’s walls amidst more tangible dangers that I never knew existed until now.

It’s not so much that I fell in love or even that I fought for it, but that a war is waging inside Catherine’s home—one I can’t fight for her. It doesn’t matter how strong I am, or how determined I am to stay. I can only get close enough to observe her pain in detail. And, so I stay, and wait, and help her the only way I know how; to do what I couldn’t for her before.

I hope you’ll understand.

 

 

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

The story of 2 kids with a bit of a crap life. Fighting parents, jobs lost, hardly no friends. And they find solace in each other…..which turns into more.

Although it felt like it dragged in places, it was beautiful. I really loved Elliott and Catherine.

‘His words felt like a sunrise, a sunset, a beautiful dream, waking from a nightmare. It was every wonderful moment balled into one.’

But that secret though….never saw that coming in the slightest!!!

 

GIVEAWAY – $50 AMAZON CARD! 

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The Brits Weekly Book Biz: 21-27 May

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Hope you all had a good week?

After my hell week last week, things are beginning to settle. Thank God. I can safely say I have never been that worried or stressed in my life but told myself things can only get better!

BOOKS I READ

Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Beat The Backlist)

I was obsessed by this! See my review here.
Circe by Madeline Miller (tbr)

Beautifully detailed and an education in mythology for me! See my review here.

I did also start Heartless by Marissa Meyer (BTB) but unforts it was a DNF for me. I really need to read the blurb before I get books!

WHAT I WANT TO READ THIS WEEK

June is here soon so am starting on my ‘Reading some 2018 releases’ – see the books I want to read in June here.

 

BOOK HAUL/ARCS RECEIVED

 I picked up e-book of The Raven Boys as it was 99p! I do love a bargain!

 

ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

My June reading plans!

 

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

My reading plans for June!

If you read my weekly update on 13 May you may remember I said that I was doing well with my Beat the Backlist Challenge but my new releases TBR was suffering *insert sobs*

As I result I decided that, for June, I would only read the books I have on my tbr that released in the past 4 months to see if I can make a dent in it. (I’m full of great plans!!!)

Without further ado….here is my list (cross fingers I can pull off!)

Have you read any of these?

What were your thoughts?

CJR The Brit Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Title: Flame in the Mist

Author: Renee Ahdieh

 

 

Why oh why did I leave it so long to read this book?

I have no idea!

I fell completely in love with it and need book 2, like now!

 

Here is my review:

This book makes me remember how much I love the written word.

It was beautiful.

Loved Okami

Loved Mariko

Loved the story

Can’t wait to see what happens next!

The story was well paced and just captivating. Mariko’s character development was so well done, no longer the meek ‘yes’ woman, she will fight for her and what she believes in.

And Okami ‘to me you are magic.’ Says it all!