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Monday, September 26, 2016

Release Day Review for The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy

She’s good at achieving her goals…

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

***ARC received for an honest review***

My thoughts:

My goal, once upon a time, was to succeed. I didn’t realize that success wasn’t grades or scholarships or achievements, but the people I was lucky enough to have in my life.

In my opinion you can’t finish The Score and not expect The Goal, for those who had read the third book in the series you know it gives a huge spoiler to what it’s about to happen in the next book. I’ve been waiting for some time to know how Sabrina and Tucker’s story will work out.

Thank you Jesus for creating this glorious creature and please Lord, make her not a lesbian.

I fell in love with Ellen Kennedy when I began reading Off-campus series, I don’t know when it happened but it must have been at the very beginning, because I’ve read all the books in the series the moment they were published and all of them are amazing books, those kinds of love stories that are fun and easy and intense all at once. There are so many books about collage and athletes that when you hear about another plot like this you think you won’t discover anything new. Maybe there are common subjects but Ellen's books aren’t what you expect. They are a must read for those who want a good laugh and an ever after love story.

“My mother told me you were gorgeous and smart.” 
“And you said?” 
“That I thought you were a lesbian and Mom replied that maybe you were bi.”

Tucker is definitely the good boy in the pack and I didn’t expect to see him with the bitch, well, Dean says she is heartless but maybe she isn’t. I loved Tucker, it's hard not to, because he was there every time his friends needed support and he is such a sweet boy! This is a strange way to describe a hockey player but it’s true. I also must say that Dean was an ass in this book too.

“This is fucked up. We shouldn’t be allowed to leave the hospital with a kid. I’ve never even had a pet before.”

Sabrina has all her life planed out and a boyfriend or God forbid a baby is not in the picture. But Tucker makes her doubt her decision and for the first time she might want to have a boyfriend. But how is this going to get in her way of finishing Harvard and becoming a lawyer? She has big confidence issues: her mother abandoned her, her Nana isn’t the nicest person in the world and her stepdad is an asshole, so all she wants is to get away from all of this. But then she meets Tucker and she opens that part of her that is sweet and caring. And Tucker is the one who supports her at every turn, I don’t know where you can find men like this or if they ever exist but if they de I want to order one.

So, you’ve applied to Harvard? That’s what Kelly has told me.” Kelly? Do I know a Kelly? “She means me, dear,” Professor Gibson says with a gentle laugh. I blush. “Yes, sorry. I think of you as Prof.”

I hope this isn’t the last book in the series, because it would be very sad if it was. The world needs the fun that Ellen Kennedy brings into our life through the pack of hockey players from Briar University. I enjoyed every book in the Off-Campus Series and the expectations for The Goal were very high, but this book it’s all that we expected and more. Sabrina and Tucker create another epic love story on Briar campus. And I want to share the pleasure of knowing them with as many of you as possible so please go to the library and buy this book!

Happy reading!

Because love is the ultimate goal. It’s not the one I had strived for, but I was lucky enough, so damn lucky, to achieve it.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Book Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway for I’m Not Afraid of Wolves by Erin Hayes

I’m Not Afraid of Wolves 
Erin Hayes
(The Cotton Candy Quintet #4)
Publication date: September 22nd 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Christine would do anything to get away from it all.

After escaping an abusive marriage and heading up a group of brand new performers, she’s tired and in need of a vacation. So when her sister Sara wants her to go camping out in the mountains of Georgia with the girls, she packs her bags for some rest and relaxation. Not even meeting a gorgeous park ranger like Colton Donnelly is going to distract her.

Except Sara didn’t tell her the real reason for the trip: she’s running away from a terrible secret. One that puts all of their lives in danger.

Now the vacation that Christine so desperately needed is ruined, but that’s the least of her worries. She has to use her wits and skills to save them all. Because she soon finds out that werewolves are very real. And they’ll stop at nothing to get their claws into her sister.

When the sliding door locked, I turned my gaze onto Sara and watched her, waiting for her to bring up her story. I wanted her to be the one who talked first, if only because I didn’t want to prod her too much if she was traumatized by whatever this was.

But if she was going to try to weasel her way out of talking to me, she had another thing coming.

“Wow,” she murmured softly. “Look at that full moon.”

I picked up a note of fear in her voice. “Yeah,” I said cautiously. “It’s beautiful.”

“I used to think so.” Sara turned around and looked back at me. Her eyes were wide with fright and the rigidity told me something else was going on with her.

Finally, my patience snapped.

“Sara, what’s wrong?”

“You won’t believe me,” she repeated, using the same phrase she used when we were putting food away.

I crossed my arms. “I think you’ll be surprised.”

Sara’s jaw worked. “I think I’m going to need more wine for this.”

I held up my glass. “Just drink mine.” Don’t think I’m letting you back in the kitchen that easily. She’d run away and hide and hoped I’d forget about it. She wanted to talk about it, but she was too afraid to.

She took my glass and downed the rest of it in one chug. I raised my eyebrows in surprise.

“Okay,” she said, as if warming herself up for our talk. “Okay.”

“It will be all right,” I told her.

“No, it won’t.” Tears started filling her eyes. “Christine, do you believe in werewolves?”

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Book Blitz for #Bae by Cambria Hebert

Cambria Hebert
(Hashtag #8: Conclusion)
Publication date: September 16th 2016
Genres: New Adult College Romance


The Hashtag Series #8


That’s what happens when you get married.


Turns out sparkly rings, cake and a fantastic wedding do not automatically grant you that, not even when it’s all you truly want.

I’m even starting to doubt the bottomless, unconditional love I share with the man I married will be enough.

I can’t have happily ever after, know why?

Because I can’t give Romeo what he truly wants. I’ve tried. So hard. I won’t be happy unless he is and something is missing. Someone.

Paparazzi are in my face. The flashing cameras and prying eyes are everywhere. My secret is getting harder to hide, and I know the second the scoop is dished the grip I have on the fraying rope of that happily ever after will snap right in my face.

In our face.

I can’t let that happen. No matter what.

Because with or without a happy ending, Romeo comes Before Anyone Else.

Hashtag Series

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. 

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Book Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway for A Night Without Stars by Jillian Eaton

A Night Without Stars
Genre: YA Paranormal

Summary from Goodreads:
You might know vampires...but you don't know Lola. 

Sixteen-year-old Lola Sanchez is no hero. Snarky, rebellious, and completely fed up with her life, she has one goal: graduate high school and get the hell out of her small hometown. Until a night of terror and bloodshed changes everything...forever. 

Now the only thing Lola wants to do is survive. But how can she survive when everything she knows has been destroyed and the one person she thought she could trust ends up being the most dangerous person of all?

Please Note: 'A Night Without Stars' was previously published as a novella entitled 'Pitch' in 2012. It is now a full length novel. All reviews prior to 01/21/14 are for 'Pitch'.

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“You never told me your name, you know.” I tried to sound flippant, but even to my own ears there was a hoarseness in my voice that betrayed how perilously close I was to tears. I swallowed the hard lump in my throat. Crawling around searching for cameras like a deranged lunatic was one thing. Crying was another.

The boy folded his long, lanky body in half until we were at the same level and I had no choice but to stare straight into his eyes. It was like gazing across a stormy sea. You could see the crests of the waves as they broke out of the water, but the real turmoil was beneath the frothing surf, hidden from view. “Maximus.” His head canted to the side. “My name is Maximus.”

“Maximus, huh?” I tried to smile but the skin on my face wouldn’t stretch. Everything felt tight, from my forehead all the way down to my toes. The feeling reminded me of a few weeks ago when I’d tried on a pair jeans that were one size too small. By some miracle I managed to get them buttoned, only to spend the next ten minutes trying to peel myself out of them. Needless to say, I didn’t go home with a new pair of jeans.

That’s how I felt now. Like somehow I’d slipped into a body that was one size too small and my skin had to stretch to fit over it.

It wasn’t a pleasant sensation.

“I’m Lola.” I didn’t offer my last name, and Maximus didn’t ask for it.

“Sorrows,” he said instead.

I blinked at him in confusion, certain I’d misheard. “What?”

“That’s what the name Lola means. Sorrows.” Those stormy gray eyes studied me intently. “Are you sad, Lola?”

It was difficult not to squirm beneath the intensity of his pensive stare. Most kids in the twelve to nineteen age bracket were too busy looking at their cell phones to engage in eye contact that lasted more than a few seconds. Either Maximus didn’t have a cell phone or he just really, really liked making other people feel uncomfortable.

“I’m not sad,” I scoffed. Except I was. I’d just become an expert at hiding it. I wore my sarcasm like a shield, using it to protect the soft, vulnerable side I didn’t want anyone to see. A soft, vulnerable side that had no place in a world filled with drunken fathers and bloodthirsty monsters.

I guess this is where I get to tell you all about myself! So here goes. My name is Jillian Eaton, I'm 29, a Leo, huge animal lover, Supernatural fan (Go Team Dean!), and coffee addict. I grew up in Maine and now live in Pennsylvania in a one hundred year old house I bought with my boyfriend a little over a year ago. Together we have three dogs, two horses, and a very fun, crazy, chaotic life. 

For as long as I can remember I have loved to read, and as soon as I figured out how to hold a pencil that love of reading turned into a love of writing. I self-published my first historical romance in 2012. Since then I have published thirteen novellas and six novels. While I primarily write historical romance, I've enjoyed dabbling in paranormal young-adult and contemporary women's fiction. 

In addition to writing, I teach two riding classes at Delaware Valley University (my alma mater) and train horses at a small private farm that I used to manage before I left to become a full-time writer!

When I'm not working, you'll most likely find me taking my dogs for a walk, fussing over my goofy thoroughbred, looking up house projects on pinterest, binging on Netflix, gardening, or attempting to cook (attempting being the key word). 

Biblioteca Sufletelor (Miss Peregrine #3) de Ransom Riggs, acum disponibila pentru precomanda pe site-ul editurii ART!


 Publicată în septembrie 2016 
 Traducere din limba engleză de Gabriella Eftimie
hardcover, 140x205 
- Bestseller, Recomandată, Ilustrată 

Film-eveniment în regia lui Tim Burton

Un băiat cu puteri extraordinare. O armată de monştri nimicitori. O bătălie magistrală pentru viitorul deosebiţilor

Copiii deosebiţi aflaţi în grija lui Miss Peregrine îşi ţin fanii cu sufletul la gură până în ultimul moment. După două volume năucitoare, Ransom Riggs aduce în cea de-a treia parte a îndrăgitei serii, Biblioteca Sufletelor, deznodământul mult aşteptat. Jacob descoperă, în sfârşit, care este rolul său în lumea deosebiţilor, pe măsură ce abilităţile lui devin din ce în ce mai sofisticate. Alături de Emma şi Addison MacHenry, cel mai deosebit câine vorbitor, Jacob sare din prezent în trecut, dintr-o buclă în alta, pentru a-şi salva prietenii captivi într-o fortăreaţă în care strigoii ticluiesc cele mai diabolice planuri. Astfel, cei trei eroi ajung de pe străzile Londrei moderne în labirinticul Pogonul dracului, o mahala uitată de lume a Angliei victoriene. Aici se va decide, odată pentru totdeauna, soarta lumii deosebiţilor, într-o luptă pe viaţă şi pe moarte împotriva strigoilor şi a sufletelor-pustii.

„După finalul plin de suspans al volumului Oraşul pustiu, cititorii se vor arunca fără să stea pe gânduri în noua aventură; şi nu vor fi dezamăgiţi.” - RT Book Review

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Book Blitz for Just Friends by Monica Murphy

Just Friends
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 13th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:
It’s the end of summer. Just before I start senior year with my two best friends in the whole world. Dustin and Emily are everything to me. We’ve been inseparable since middle school, and when we’re together, nothing can go wrong.

But things aren’t always what they seem. Em’s turned into a drunken mess who parties too much. Dustin and I have hooked up a few times—and now he’s ready to take our relationship to the next level. Yet I’m not sure I want things to change. I’m scared if I take it any further with Dustin, our friendship will be ruined forever. Then there’s Ryan. The new guy. He’s hot. He flirts way too much. And Em has totally set her sights on him.

So when my best friend betrays me in the worst possible way, guess who’s there to help me pick up the pieces of my broken heart? Ryan. But he’s so confusing. Annoying. Sweet. Sexy. I want to trust him, yet he makes it so hard. What I really want is for everything to go back to the way it was before.

Before I found out that best friends make the worst kind of enemies. 

Read the prologue, One Night on Wattpad: 

There's a party over at Jordan Tuttle's house tonight and everyone is there. Including...

Olivia: Who's leaving for her dad's house in Oregon tomorrow. So she plans on having the time of her life tonight with her best friends.

Dustin: Who wishes Livvy could see just how much she means to him.

Emily: Who's trying her to best to get with someone. Anyone.

Cannon: Who has an encounter with Em he won't be able to forget.

Amanda: Who's finally ready to go all the way with her boyfriend. 

Tuttle: Who discovers the girl he's always secretly liked just might like him back.

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Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. 

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA. 

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