Category Archives: Meme

Sunday Wrap-Up #14

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves and IMM. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog:
The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith (Excerpt & Giveaway)
In Rides Trouble by Julie Ann Walker (Review)
Broken Gates by D.T. Dyllin (Cover Reveal, Interview & Giveaway)
Friday Fun #11 (Meme & BSA Bag Giveaway)
Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Review)

This week on the blog:
Protecting What’s His by Tessa Bailey (Review)
Just For The Summer by Jenna Rutland (Review)
Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (Review)
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Review)
Bluegrass State of Mind by Kathleen Brooks  (Review)
Rush Me by Allison Parr (Review)

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Friday Fun & Interview

I’m super excited to be a featured blogger for this weeks Feature & Follow Friday. Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read and is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers.

Question of the week:
Tell us about the most emotional scene you’ve ever read in a book – and how did you react?

Answer:

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris is a very emotional book. Yeah, there are books out there that have sad parts in them but Kristina puts the readers on an emotional roller coaster ride the entire time. It doesn’t help that the story is based off of the events that happened to the Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. And that ending, good lord, I didn’t know I could bawl my eyes out so hard over a book. The second I was finished reading this book I looked up the relocation camp that the characters go to (Manzanar) and found out it’s a 5 hour drive from where I live. I haven’t been there yet, but it’s definitely on my “must list” of things to do before we move.

 

 

 

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When did you start blogging?
I started June 2011.

 

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Meeting all the new and awesome people to be honest. I would have never in a million years have thought that I would be able to talk with authors. I’m not going to lie, a big perk is getting to read books for free, especially ones that haven’t come out yet but for me it’s awesome to walk through a book store with the Mr. and say, “Oh, she’s really sweet”, “He’s hilarious! By far one of the coolest people out there”, and then the occasional “That author’s such a bitch. They’re the one I was telling you about that blew up at that chick over her review.”

 

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

I’m a romance junkie, which is funny since I used to make fun of those Fabio book covers when I was younger. Okay… so maybe I still do. I tend to find romance in all stories, for example, Han Solo & Princess Leia, Peter Parker & Mary Jane, and Simba & Nala. So thankfully, I can read a wide variety of books and as long as there is a potential love interest, I’m all in. However, I always give authors of all genres a chance to spread the news about their books on my site. So even though I may review YA, NA, PNR, UF etc… you will still see some other genres pop up. After all, I feel like my “job” is to share books and even though they may not be books that I’d generally read, it doesn’t mean that someone else out there wouldn’t be interested in them.

 

What is your favorite book(s)?

My favorite series is hands down, Vampire Academy. The ironic part about that though is that I fought my friend when she urged me to read it. I really didn’t want to read yet another vampire book. She persisted, bought the book for my birthday and not even halfway through the book I was ordering the rest of the series online.

 

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

I suppose I could say that it saved my sanity. My husband’s in the Marine Corp, so we move around quite a bit and it’s not easy forging new friendships in a new area every couple of years. So for a while there, I was on the verge of making friends with the mailman just so that I had someone to talk to. Now, between my day job at the National Park where I talk all day to visitors and then coming home and typing up reviews/posts and chatting with everyone online, I’m officially all talked out by the end of the day. And as it turns out, even though I am not inviting the mailman in for tea and cookies, both he and the UPS man know me by name and flag me down if I drive by them when they have packages on their truck for me. I guess I order too much stuff online 😛

 

Sunday Wrap-Up #13

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged , Stacking the Shelves and IMM. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog…
Blood Poems by Colette Ntuj Chevalier (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Infinity by Sedona Venez (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter (Review)
A Killing Touch by Nikki Duncan (Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy (Review)
Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep (Review)

This week on the blog… 
Born In Flames by Candace Knoebel (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout (Review)
Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus (Review)
Midnight Engagement by Elliot McKay(Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Flesh Cartel by Rachel Haimowitz (Review)

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #12

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged , Stacking the Shelves and IMM. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog…
Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Review & Giveaway)
It Stings So Sweet by Stephanie Draven (Review & Excerpt)
Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle (Review)
Crazy Stupid Love! New Adult Giveaway Hop (Giveaway)
Shield of Fire by Boone Brux (Review)
Moonglow by Kristen Callihan (Review)

This week on the blog…
Kiss of the Betrayer by Boone Brux (Review & Giveaway)
Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan (Review)
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Review)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Review)
The Charmed Fates by Christine Wenrick (Review)
Naked & All In by Raine Miller (Review)

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #11

 

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog:
Blog Tour: Falling for her Fiancee by Cindi Madsen (Review)
How Beauty Saved the Beast by Jax Garren (Interview & Giveaway)
Blog Tour: Enslaved in Shadows by Tigris Eden (Interview & Giveaway)
Wishing & Waiting On (Meme)
Giveaway Hop: Love is in the Air (Giveaway)
We were interviewed by Fictional Candy (Interview & Giveaway)
Fallen by Laury Falter (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Red Zone by Sherri Hayes (Review)

Next week on the blog:
How Beauty Saved the Beast by Jax Garren (Review)
Blog Tour: A Little Bit Cupid by Jennifer Shirk (Review)
Concealed Desire by Eden Summers (Review)
The Mist on Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr (Guest Post & Giveaway)
Lustful Cravings by Paloma Beck (Guest Post & Giveaway)

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Sunday Wrap-Up #10

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

*It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve done one of these so my list will be a little bit longer than usual.

Last week on the blog:
Centaur Legacy by Nancy Straight (Review)
The Boss’ Fake Fiancee by Inara Scott (Review)
Easy by Tammara Webber (Review)
Release Party: Hidden Gates by D.T. Dyllin (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Hidden Gates by D.T. Dylline (Review)

Next week on the blog:
Blog Tour: Big Bad Bite by Jessie Lane (Excerpt)
Blog Tour: Tempting Acquisitions by Addison Fox (Interview)
Blog Tour: Jillian Stone (Guest Post)
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (Review)
Blog Tour: Vanilla On Top by C.J. Ellisson (Review)

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Sunday Wrap-Up #9

 

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog:
The End of a Great Year 2012 (A roundup of books I’ve read this year)
Naughty New Years Blog Hop (Giveaway)
Raksha by Frankie Rose (Cover reveal)
Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg (Review)
Edgewood by Karen McQuestion (Interview & Giveaway)

This week on the blog:
Severance by Shawn Kirsten Maravel (Review)
The Goddaughter by Melodie Campbell (Guest Post)
Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday (Meme)
Flawed by Kate Avelynn (Review)
Fall Into You by Roni Loren (Review)

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #8

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

 

I had bags made! My mom works at a printing company back home in Syracuse called Papa’s Sports and I decided to take the leap and get some cool stuff made. I actually received the bags a couple of weeks ago but because I decided to give one to Marissa as a surprise Christmas gift, I had to wait until she had hers before I posted them on here.

I absolutely love them!

 

Last week on the blog:
Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth (Review)
The Laird’s Choice by Amanda Scott (Review)
25 Days of Authors with Nikki Duncan (Interview & Giveaway)
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong (Review)
Between by Cyndi Tefft (Review)
Proximity by M.A. George (Excerpt)

Next week on the blog:
Game Plan by Karla Doyle (Review)
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Review)
A Cinderella Christmas Carol by Hope Tarr (Guest Post)
Die Run Hide by P.M. Kavanaugh (Review)

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #7

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog:
Blood Debt by Nancy Straight (Review)
The Journey by John A. Heldt (Excerpt)
Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Review)
The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller (Spotlight)
Gone Country by Lorelei James (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Next week on the blog:
25 Days of Authors w/ D.T. Dyllin (Interview & Giveaway)
Gravity by Melissa West (Review)
Princess Avenger by Bernadette Rowley (Review)
Feeling Death by D.T. Dyllin (Cover Reveal)
Soup of the Day by Kate McMillan (Review)
Ask Her At Christmas by Christi Barth (Review)

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Sunday Wrap-Up #6

 

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog…
Guardians of Stone by Anita Clenney (ARC Review & Giveaway)
One Night with a Hero by Laura Kaye (Review)
Undeadly by Michele Vail (Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway)
The Charmed Souls by Christine Wenrick (Spotlight: Excerpt)
GPS with Benefits by Vanessa  (Blog Tour: Guest Post)

Next week on the blog…
How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren (Review)
Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Review)
Undercover Professor by December Gephart (Review)
Her Miracle Man by Nikki Duncan (Review)
Black Friday Book Bananza Giveaway
The Charmed Souls by Christine Wenrick (Review)