Sunday, December 21, 2014

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up 119


Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
The hubby played cricket yesterday, and while the kids and I were watching, a few bees started annoying us. We soon saw they were attracted to a hole in a willow tree nearby so we moved away. You’d think that would be a good plan… but no! One of them followed me and I was stung on the back of the hand! My third bee sting this year!! My hand and arm remind me of the marshmallow man from Ghost Busters!! Fat hand and stubby fingers! 24 hours later, it still hurts and is swollen… argh!

Quiet week otherwise… The kids finished school and will be home for the next 7 weeks. I have been preparing for Christmas, finalising some things on the blog and reading! That is about it!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Review ~ Tease by Sophie Jordan

Title: Tease
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: May 27th 2014





What happens when a girl who always calls the shots meets a guy who's too wild for even her?

A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hookups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules:

Never let them see the real you.
Never fall in love.
Always leave them begging for more.

Then Shaw comes along. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed—he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy, dark-eyed, bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.

But instead of making Shaw beg, Emerson finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she's throwing out her rule book. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control—a guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson and who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried.

A guy who just might leave her wanting more. . . .
Buy Now - Amazon
Sophie Jordan has done it again! She has bought to life two characters that I enjoyed to read about. Emerson and Shaw are from different backgrounds, with their own share of troubles, but they are so perfect together.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

News/Giveaway ~ A Davenport Christmas by M. Leighton

banner
I have some fun news to share with all you M. Leighton readers and those who loved Cash and Olivia in The Bad Boys series. Read on and find out how you can get more, in A Davenport Christmas!!

downtoyou
You loved Cash and and Olivia in M. Leighton's Down to YouAnd now you can love them again, just in time for a little mistletoe action! M. Leighton's giving everyone the best present ever a FREE Cash and Olivia holiday story! A Davenport Christmas will be posted on her blog on December 21, just in time to be read with some eggnog, a sugar cookie, and carols playing in the background. Sign up to follow her blog via email, and you'll get it right in your inbox, the second it's posted! (…and — psst! — There may be some more Cash and Olivia action on the blog coming in the new year, so definitely make sure to sign up to get blog notifications!)

Swoon Thursday #122 – Tease by Sophie Jordan

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Tease
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: May 27th 2014

I have really enjoyed this series, and Shaw is just so sweet!

" I don't have a type." His deep voice rumbled along the few inches that separated us.
I nodded dumbly, humiliated, but relieved that he wasn't going to protest and play along with me by insisting I was his type. "But if I did, it would be you."


~ Paperback page 73


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review ~ Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 5th 2014





When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.
Buy Now - Amazon
If you haven’t read a Colleen Hoover book yet, I suggest you pick Ugly Love, because OMG! It was so good! From the very beginning, when Tate stumbled upon Miles, I knew it was going to be an interesting story, but I don’t think that I was prepared for the emotional turmoil and eventual tears that would accompany Miles story!

Waiting On Wednesday # 119 – Bound by Flames & Unbeautiful


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Bound by Flames
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: January 27th 2015






Play with fire, pay the price.

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #122 – Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Ugly Love
Colleen Hoover
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 5th 2014
I freakin loved this book! Miles is broken, but I loved him soooo much! Here is an amusing but sweet moment between Tate and Miles.

"Well, we can't have sex right now," he says.
Dammit.
"Why not?"
"The only condom I have in my wallet has probably disintegrated by now."
I laugh. I love his self-depreciating humor.
"I do want to kiss you again, though," he says with a hopeful smile.


~ Paperback page 86

Monday, December 15, 2014

Review ~ Ripped by Katy Evans

Ripped, the sixth book in Katy Evans REAL series has now been released! I hope you have the chance to read Pandora and Mackenna's story. It was a fantastic instalment in the series. 
Title: Ripped
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: December 9th 2014





The fifth book in the New York Times new adult series that began with Real. When an angry, heartbroken girl is forced to be near her rocker ex-boyfriend, only time will tell if the fire between them will consume them both.

Pandora, the gothic friend of Brooke (Real, Mine, Remy) and Melanie, thought that getting her heart broken by her bad boy rocker ex could only happen once. But now, he's back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she gets Melanie to come with her and play a prank on him at his gig. But when they are caught by security, and her ex himself is summoned, he decides not to press charges if she'll follow certain conditions. Pandora likes none of his rules, or that he's in charge of her, especially since they seem designed to make sure she's in close contact with him again. But the closeness reignites the passion they once shared, and soon no matter how much she wants to hate him, it's clear she's still hung up on him. And worse: he knows it too.
Buy Now - Amazon
I must say that Ripped is a fantastic companion novel in the Real series. I enjoyed getting to know Pandora better and understanding why she has been bitter. Realising that her problems stemmed from her first love and her mother’s perception of men, it was kind of heartbreaking. But watching her pick herself up, put her emotions on the line and find the confidence to stand up for her beliefs, was inspiring in itself.

Release Day/Excerpt/Giveaway ~ Inspire by Cora Carmack

I have been keen to get my hands on this one! The cover is beautiful and I just love a good fantasy read! Get it while it's only $2.99.

Title: Inspire
Author: Cora Carmack
Series: The Muse #1
Genre: NA Fantasy
Published: December 15th 2014





Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.
Buy Now - Amazon / Barnes & Noble
iTunes / Kobo
$2.99 until December 20!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up 118


Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
I dressed the kids up and took them to see Santa this week, to get the kids annual photo, while I still can! It was a hard process, because my youngest is a little hesitant when it comes to the jolly man in red, but after some bribing, we got it done and had a nice family dinner at the bistro!


On the blog front, business as usual, read a few things, wrote up some posts and was able to visit a few blogs! I will be scheduling for Feb soon! *fist pump* 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...