Monday, September 26, 2016

Cover reveal: Tonic by Staci Hart

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Tonic by Staci Hart

Release Date: October 13th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:


Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.

Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.

Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.

Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.

The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.

Not that Joel cares. Because for the first time in a long time, he’s found his tonic.




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About the Author:


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. 

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.


Monday Madness: The Jedi Path


 Monday Madness is a new bookish meme hosted by Booklover's Teaparty and Bookfever.

You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad. 

Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it? 





      


Star Wars: The Jedi Parth by Daniel Wallace (and more) 



                             

Unlock the secrets and share in the knowledge that has educated generations of Jedi—from the history and hierarchy of the Jedi Order to the mastery of the Force and the nuances of lightsaber combat. 

Handed down from Master to Padawan, each Jedi who has held and studied this copy has annotated the pages—adding his or her personal experiences and lessons they’ve learned. This copy is now passed to you.



I had the chance to see this in real life, already on my wishlist, but seeing it and holding it really made me want to get it. 



Don't forget to check out Stephanie's post to find out what book(s) is driving her mad. 







Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday Madness: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider


 Monday Madness is a new bookish meme hosted by Booklover's Teaparty and Bookfever.

You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad. 

Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it? 





      

The Stolen Throne (Dragon Age #1) by David Gaider

                             

The thrilling prequel to Dragon Age: Origins, the hit role-playing video game from award-winning developer BioWare!

Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

After his mother, the beloved Rebel Queen, is betrayed and murdered by her own faithless lords, young Maric becomes the leader of a rebel army attempting to free his nation from the control of a foreign tyrant.

His countrymen live in fear; his commanders consider him untested; and his only allies are Loghain, a brash young outlaw who saved his life, and Rowan, the beautiful warrior maiden promised to him since birth. Surrounded by spies and traitors, Maric must find a way to not only survive but achieve his ultimate destiny: Ferelden’s freedom and the return of his line to the stolen throne. 



Currently in Dragon Age mode so thought it was only fitting to choose one of the books for today. Already the game universe of Dragon Age has an amazing story and then there's books that tells about things before all of it? Uh yes sign me up! I need it... 



Don't forget to check out Stephanie's post to find out what book(s) is driving her mad. 







Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday Madness: Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone


 Monday Madness is a new bookish meme hosted by Booklover's Teaparty and Bookfever.

You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad. 

Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it? 





      

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J. K Rowling

                             

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the "Harry Potter" series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.




So I'm one of those crazy people who have not read Harry Potter nor do I own the books. A while back though I borrowed the first book from my friend and while I still haven't finished due to a reading slump I can say from what I have read that I do want to continue reading them and that also means, getting the books myself. 



Don't forget to check out Stephanie's post to find out what book(s) is driving her mad. 







Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday Madness: It ends with us by Colleen Hoover


 Monday Madness is a new bookish meme hosted by Booklover's Teaparty and Bookfever.

You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad. 

Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it? 





      

    It ends with us by Colleen Hoover


                             

SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST

Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan - her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.
 




Yes another Colleen Hoover book. See so many pictures of this all over so always rubbing it in that I don't have it yet ;) Just added to the list.



Don't forget to check out Stephanie's post to find out what book(s) is driving her mad. 







Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday Madness: How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written by Sterling Archer


 Monday Madness is a new bookish meme hosted by Booklover's Teaparty and Bookfever.

You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad. 

Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it? 





      

 How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written 

by Sterling Archer


                             

Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer.
I know, I know, it sucks not being me.
But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer.




Have spent many days watching the show Archer and well just one of those typical cases where there's a book to go with it so of course I must have it. The show is one of the funniest things and nothing amuses me more lately so I can only imagine the book will be just as fun. 



Don't forget to check out Stephanie's post to find out what book(s) is driving her mad.