Today I want to talk about Love Audio. Love Audio runs from 11-17 June and it is about audio books! Why we love them, why they are great. I love audio books because, I love to listen to them when I am doing things around the house, when I am travelling and I got my boyfriend into them. He drives a lot for his job and doesn't have time to read so, I got him some audio books and now he is obsessed. He loves getting new books and loves listening to them. He can happily listen to them over and over and same with me. It is great to listen to a book and hear someone bring the characters to life.
Today I have part of How To Keep A Secret by Sarah Morgan. Take a listen, get swept away with the words.... check out the sample here on Soundcloud!
Don't forget if you like what you hear, Audible is a audio book service and your first month is free! So, you get a free audio book and it's a great way to see how you find listening to audio books....you will get addicted.
Exciting book cover reveal for Rush by Samantha Towle!
“With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…”
It’s been three years since quarterback Ares Kincaid’s NFL dream came true, and he’s living the high life. The days of cleaning up after his drunk of a father are long gone, and he has no intention of going back.
A car crash and DUI charge meant a lengthy stint in rehab for Arianna Petrelli, and her dream of being a professional artist slips further away when she’s sacked from her position at a gallery. Her need for a job stronger even than her dislike of football, Ari goes to work for her father, the head coach of the New York Giants.
Ares hates alcoholics, which is fine with Ari because she thinks he’s a brainless jock. Yet when Ares rescues Ari from a situation with her ex-boyfriend, an unlikely friendship begins – one that quickly becomes more.
But messing around with the coach’s daughter can only lead to one thing…trouble.
SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since. She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Wardrobe Malfunction, Breaking Hollywood, Under Her, Ruin and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians. A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
I want to talk today about my top 5 books I've read this year.
I've read over 100 books so far this year so, obviously narrowing it down to 5 was hard but, these are books that I couldn't stop thinking about, books I can't stop raving about and just books everyone needs to read.
So, let me know what books you've been loving this year!
Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . .
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One of the best books I've read this year. I haven't read many books by Holly Black and this one was just fantastic. I am so excited for the sequel and to be back in this magical world - my review.
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the
hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the
sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most--a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby--it's his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she's more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind's greatest enemy?
This book was just amazing. I still can't stop thinking about it and how fantastic it was. It was written so beautifully and I just loved it - my review.
Two centuries ago, in the small, isolated town, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return from the depths, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them down to their watery deaths.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into or the fact that his arrival will change everything...
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
THIS BOOK OHMYGOODNESS. The feels this gave me, the mystical setting, the beautiful writing just-all of it - my review.
Twelve years ago Finn's girlfriend disappeared.
He told the police the truth about that night.Just not quite the whole truth.
Now Finn has moved on.But his past won't stay buried...
Has to be my favourite thriller from B.A. Paris. I love it so much and the suspense kept me gripped - my review.
In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family. There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself.
Another brilliant fantasy book. It was gripping, full of amazing characters and so much more - my review.
Today I am doing an unboxing of the Illumicrate May box, Hidden Talents. It came today and obviously I had to do a post about it. I love Illumicrate boxes. I can't always afford a box every month so I'm glad this is every few months and it is always treat when it comes. I loved this box so much and it has to be one of my favourites they've done!
So, let's start with the books. This box we recieved a finished copy of a new releases and a proof of a book coming out later this year!
So, the main book in this box was A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews. It came with a note from the author, bookmarks, signed bookplate and this edition has sprayed edges! C.G. Drews is also known on the internet as PaperFury! Her instagram photos are just so beautiful. I actually have a proof copy of this book already and loved it. I am so excited to own a finished copy!
'Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?'
And for the extra book it was Light Years by Kass Morgan. She is the author of The 100! I was really excited about this as I love The 100 and this is a new series from Kass!
'Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain - but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy - even if he has to steal someone's identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong - he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret - she's infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it'll be her life on the line.
These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team to defend their world from a cunning enemy - but the danger might be lurking closer to home than they think...'
Okay, these next two items had me squealing and I was just so excited.
Both of these items are exclusive to this box.
The wonderful risarodil designed this amazing Black Panther inspired book sleeve. I am in LOVE. I love book sleeves and I love Black Panther. This has to be one of my favourite items from this box and I'm going to have to make sure my boyf doesn't take this one.
Alice Oseman is an amazing author and also amazing at drawing. She does some amazing artwork and I was surprised and so happy to have this Fangirl inspired box designed by her in the box! I don't know whether to use it for my lunch for work, for my jewellery or just to keep on the side to stare at because it's beautiful.
Also in the box was -
Infernal Devices Cards designed by taratjah of Will, Jem and Tessa. I adore these beautiful cards! I can't wait to put them on my bookcase!
Camp-Half Blood Enamel Pin created by fableandblack. This is going straight on my tote bag it is amazing.
Elements Page Markers created by anotherstudio_ - How beautiful are these?! I can't wait to use them on my books but then I don't want to ruin them because they are adorable.
Then there was a How Do You Like Me Now? By Holly Bourne sampler, From Twinkle With Love, A Reaper at the Gates and I was Born For This postcards plus a I was Born For This badge and a Red Sister bookmark!
So, another amazing box from Illumicrate. I cannot wait to see what they have planned for future boxes!
Hello everyone and happy June!
I am super excited for this month as I am seeing Taylor Swift, Beyonce, I am going to a book blogger event and I have a week off from work which is really needed PLUS! All these new books are out next month. Of course I have made a list about the books out in July I am most excited for!
Let me know what books coming out July you are most excited for.
The story of the Sea Witch, the villainess from Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale The Little Mermaid, told from the viewpoint of the Sea Witch when she was a twelve-year-old girl…
Evie has been wracked with guilt ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned. So when a girl appears on shore with an uncanny resemblance to Anna, Evie befriends her in an effort to make amends. And as the two girls catch the eyes – and hearts – of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at happy ever after. But is Evie’s new friend really who she says she is?
A gripping story of friendship, betrayal and the power of hope…
In this thrilling finale, Lada realises that it is only by destroying everything that came before - including her relationships - can she truly build the country she wants. Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.
The Breakfast Club meets One Day in Floored, a unique collaborative novel by seven bestselling and award-winning YA authors: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood.
When they got in the lift that morning, they were strangers. Sasha, who is at the UK's biggest TV centre desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he's by far the richest – and best-looking – guy in the lift; Velvet, who regrets wearing the world's least comfortable shoes to work experience; Dawson, who isn't the good-looking teen star he was and desperate not to be recognized; Kaitlyn, who's slowly losing her sight but won't admit it, and Joe, who shouldn't be there at all, but who wants to be there the most.
And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year . . .
Bella Fisher is stuck in EXAM HELL - with only the promise of a weekend at a cool festival with her mates as a reward afterwards. OK, so she can't actually afford a ticket and will have to work as a litter picker and toilet scrubber, but it's still going to be epic: the best bands, her best friends and best-boy-in-the-world Adam, with not a parent or teacher in sight. But when she arrives to find annoying older sister Jo has been sent by Mum to keep an eye on her, things go from bad to worse. BFF Rachel is hanging out with some mean girls, awful ex-boyfriend Luke pitches up with his model girlfriend and her pristine Hunter wellies, and the drummer in her favourite band is exposed as a sexist pig. All the face glitter and flower crowns in the world can't save the day... can they?
Emma's first summer away from home, she learned how to play the game. And she learned how to lie.
Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned. . .
Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly re-opened Camp Nightingale. She thinks she’s laying old ghosts to rest but really she’s returning to the scene of a crime.
Because Emma’s innocence might be the biggest lie of all. . .
Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty, until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord.
Irina’s father schemes to wed her to the tsar – he will pay any price to achieve this goal. However, the dashing tsar is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of mortals and winter alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and Irina embark on a quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power and love.
When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ...
Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.
But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.
Hope has never been happier. She's on her way to Crete, after a group of her friends have made her an honorary 'lad' and let her tag along on their boys' holiday. There's a slight complication in that one of those boys, Logan, is Hope's ex-boyfriend, but they're still friends and Hope's pretty confident it won't be too awkward.
The next couple of days are exactly what Hope was hoping for - lazy days in the sun, and long, drunken conversations. She can't help but notice that Logan's flirting with her. Logan and Hope end up alone and Hope is horrified when, after she leans in to kiss him, Logan completely rejects her.
Embarrassed and annoyed, Hope is on a mission to get drunk, and with the alcohol flowing, and the sun going down, Hope's starts having a great time.
The next thing Hope knows, she's being woken up on the beach by two strangers. It's 9 o'clock the next morning and she can't remember anything about the previous night . . . what on earth happened?
Emmett Atwater thought Babel's game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn't take long for him to learn that Babel's competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.
Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis spaceship survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.
But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces-Babel and the Adamites-with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it's too late?
Ro Snow is the girl no-one notices - she doesn't go to parties and she doesn't have friends over. Besides, even if anyone tried to call on her they'd discover that no. 56 Arcadia Avenue isn't her house at all - it's her decoy house. Because her real home, a few doors down, is a tip of rubbish and paper and she can't remember the colour of the carpet it's been so long since she's seen it. Her mum, Bonnie, is a hoarder and Ro lives in terror of social services finding out about the squalor she is forced to live in. But when Noah moves in next door, Ro can't hide the truth from him and she finds herself opening up for the first time in her life. And then there's the new girl at school, the adorable and persistent Tanvi who can see that carefully hidden something-special in Ro too. And it's not long before Ro's carefully constructed castle of loneliness is crumbling down around her, but if she's out in the open, so is her painstakingly guarded secret ...
Today I am doing another post on my publishing series. This is a series where I talk about different publishers/imprints and talk about my favourite books they've published and exciting upcoming releases. There are so many publishing houses/imprints that publish so many amazing books I decided to do a post for each one to showcase these exciting books!
Today I am talking about the wonderful Harper360UK they publish some amazing books like REALLY AMAZING books.
First, lets talk about these beautiful hardcover editions they have done of old classic books. The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Beauty & The Beast and The Jungle Book. These editions are gorgeous. They have amazing illustrations inside. I only have Beauty & The Beast edition but I am excited to get the others to add to my collection.
Some of my other favourites they have released include Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby, it is such a beautiful story. Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan is an AMAZING fantasy book. It kept me gripped and I just couldn't put it down. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins is a fantasy filled story with romance, battles and so much more! It is brilliant. Then we have the amazing The Crown's Game and The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye. This series is just brilliant. Perfect for fantasy lovers and I just adore them.
Now lets talk about my favourite trilogy they've released. Snow Like Ashes Trilogy by Sara Raasch. This trilogy is just amazing. I read this trilogy in two days. I couldn't stop reading them, I had to know what was going to happen it was just perfect. I wish I could forget this trilogy to discover these beautiful books all over again!
Now for their exciting new releases! This list also has books on here that are already out that I still need to get my hands on.
- These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch - 20/9/18
- The Gentleman's Guide To Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- The Secret Garden illustrated edition by Frances Hodgson Burnett - 6/9/18
- Damsel by Elana K Arnold - 15/11/18
- All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
- Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
- Hunted by Meagan Spooner
- Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau - 6/18
What books do you love from these wonderful lot?!
With the summer coming up I have planned to have some time reading the books I really want to get too.
These are the books that I've had my eyes on for awhile and I need to get to them asap!
Let me know what books you're hoping to get too this year!
Think you know the story of The Little Mermaid? Think again...
This is a book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.
Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice?
Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this story bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series.
Feyre, Rhys and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated – scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League – but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighbourhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.
Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up – way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty police officer beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
Darrow was born a slave. He became a weapon.
He ended centuries of Gold rule, broke the chains of an empire, and now he's the hero of a brave new republic. But at terrible cost.
At the edge of the solar system, the grandson of the emperor he murdered dreams of revenge.
In his hidden fortress in the oceans of Venus, the Ash Lord lies in wait, plotting to crush the newborn democracy.
And, at home, a young Red girl who's lost everything to the Rising questions whether freedom was just another Gold lie.
In a fearsome new world where Obsidian pirates roam the Belt, famine and genocide ravage Mars, and crime lords terrorise Luna, it's time for Darrow and a cast of new characters from across the solar system to face down the chaos that revolution has unleashed.
Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones—and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin, or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.
When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.
There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.
The king’s three daughters – battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia – know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.
Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war – but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.
SOMEONE IS LIVING A LIE… BUT WHO?
Is it Lisa?
Haunted by a tragic past, all Lisa wants is a quiet life with her daughter, Ava. And when she meets a new man, things seem to be falling into place. But Lisa is hiding a secret so momentous it could shatter her entire world…
Is it Ava?
When sixteen-year-old Ava saves a young boy’s life, she becomes a local hero. But never in a million years could she have anticipated the fallout of her actions…
Is it Marilyn?
Marilyn has the perfect life. Her husband, her job, her house—she seems to have it all. But she could never admit to her best friend Lisa the lies she tells herself to get through the day…
In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern Cross theatre in the very heart of London's West End. Their relationship is made up of clandestine meetings and stolen moments because there is someone who will make them suffer if he discovers she is no longer 'his'. But life in the theatre doesn't always go according to plan and tragedy and heartache are waiting in the wings for all the players . . .
Almost seventy years later, a new production of When the Curtain Falls arrives at the theatre, bringing with it Oscar Bright and Olive Green and their budding romance. Very soon, though, strange things begin to happen and they learn about the ghost that's haunted the theatre since 1952, a ghost who can only be seen on one night of the year. Except the ghost is appearing more often and seems hell bent on sabotaging Oscar and Olive. The young couple realise they need to right that wrong from years gone by, but can they save themselves before history repeats itself and tragedy strikes once more?
It's time to learn to trust again... Six months after her husband's death, it's hard to imagine anything could deepen Lanie Jacobs' sense of pain and loss. But then she discovers she isn't the only one grieving his passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who also believed they were his legally wedded wife.
Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis but slowly comes to feel like she belongs, especially when Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff, manages to wind his way into Lanie's cold, broken heart.
Everything is going well for her, until the arrival of River Brown. The fresh-faced twenty-one year old seems as sweet as they come...until her dark secrets come to light - secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie's only just begun to build.
Happy May everyone!
Today I want to talk about some exciting books coming out in June.
I have a week off from work in June and I am so ready to just have a relaxing week and read as much as I can. Here are some books coming out in June that I am really looking forward too!
Violet is not impressed with her TV director dad: he’s decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a new younger wife in LA. To Violet, it’s like he’s traded his old life for a better one – complete with new and improved children. To make matters worse, her mom has taken up with a dorky new man called Dudley Wiener.
Violet decides to take control. She needs a new stepfather who is perfect, charming and will show Dad what he’s missing: she needs George Clooney, Hollywood superstar.
Bennett's Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It's a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly, and also earn some money.
But, like so many bookshops, Bennett's has become a 'casualty of the high street' - it's strapped for cash and going to be torn down. Paige is determined to save it but mobilising a small town like Greysworth is no mean feat.
Time is ticking - but that's not the only problem Paige has. How is she going to fend off the attractions of beautiful fellow artist, Blaine? And, more importantly, will his anarchist ways make or break her bookshop campaign?
Charlie Grant tries to keep her life as normal as possible. Hanging out with her best friend, pining for Jesse Foster - who she’s loved since she was twelve - and generally flying under the radar as much as she can.
But sometimes normal is just another word for stuck, and this weekend that's all going to change. Not only will everyone be back home for her sister’s wedding, but she’s also juggling:
- a rented dog that just won't stop howling
- an unexpectedly hot wedding-coordinator’s nephew
- her favourite brother bringing home his HORRIBLE new girlfriend
- fear that her parents’ marriage is falling apart
- and the return to town of the boy she’s loved practically all her life…
Over the course of four days Charlie will learn there's so much more to each member of her family than she imagined, even herself, and that maybe letting go of the things she's been holding on tightest to can help her find what really keeps them together.
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed Ash Princess.
When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can't ignore her feelings and memories any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser's warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn't expect to develop feelings for the Prinz.
Forced to make impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she's willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she's willing to sacrifice to become Queen.
The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir's New York Times bestselling Ember Quartet.
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.
In the summer we all fell in love
By the winter we had fallen apart
For Quinn and her sister, Fern, and brother, Reed, summer means working as counselors at their family's summer camp: months of bonfires, bunks, and friendships made and broken. But last summer was different. Last summer they all fell in love with the same boy – Dylan, their best friend since forever, suddenly seen through new eyes.
Six months later and everything has changed. The summer camp is empty and covered in snow, and Quinn, Fern and Reed aren't speaking to each other anymore. Something happened that summer that tore them apart, and their memories won't let them forgive.
Today on my publishing series I am talking about Hot Key Books. I say this about everyone publisher on this series but, they publish some of my favourite books. I've always read books from them and been lucky enough to receive proofs but, this year, each book they have brought out just keeps getting better and better. We are only a few months into 2018 and the books I've read from them are definitely going to be on my favourites of 2018!
So, the books I love from Hot Key Books include The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. One of the best books of all time. I still can't get over this brilliant book and I need the sequel ASAP! To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo is also a brilliant book. I went into this book without knowing too much and I just adored this mermaid/siren fantasy story! In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira is a beautiful story of family. Finding out who you are and about your past. Told in duel pov from a mother and daughter. I cried reading this book, it is so heartbreakingly beautiful.
Some of my other favourites include Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, every book from E. Lockhart (Love, love, LOVE her books so much) Stags by M.A. Bennett, Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell, Out of Heart by Irfan Master and just so many more! (check out their page for all their wonderful releases)
Of course, they have some exciting new books coming out and here are all the books I am really looking forward too -
- The Wicked King by Holly Back - Jan 2019
- The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew - April 2018
- Hope is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei - May 2018
- Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles - June 2018
- My Heart Goes Bang by Keris Stainton - June 2018
- Toxic by Nicci Cloke - July 2018
- The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti - August 2018
What books do you love from Hot Key Books? What books are you looking forward too?!
We've all started those series and even though we love them, never read the sequel. I am one of those people. I've decided to do a post on sequels I still need to read. It's not because I don't like the first books, because I love all these series but, I just either don't have the time at the moment or, I've been lazy.
Let me know in the comments what books you still need to get too!
I read Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell last year and really enjoyed it! The sequel is out now and also the third book (shakes head) I'm so behind but, hopefully I will get to them soon.
You're probably thinking, Beth, you love the Red Rising series how have you NOT read Iron Gold? I DON'T KNOW! I think the size of it scares me and I know Pierce Brown might have something sneaky up his sleeve and I'm ready to read it but I'm not. I still haven't bought it either .....
I adored Shadow and Bone but, I still haven't gotten too Siege and Storm or Ruin and Rising because I am a terrible person. Hopefully, I'll get to them soon because I love Leigh and I just need to finish these books.
Wintersong was one of my favourite books last year and Shadowsong came out this year and I STILL haven't read it. I know I'm going to love it but, who knows why I haven't gotten too it.
The Talon Saga is one my all time favourite series but, after the 3rd book I never picked up Legion for some strange reason (even though the 3rd book left me in pieces...) I know the 5th book is out but, I still need to buy Legion and find out what is happening with these characters as I love that series so much!
And I Darken by Kiersten White was one of my favourite reads when it came out and I STILL HAVEN'T READ NOW I RISE. I just can't deal with how behind I am on this trilogy with the 3rd one out soon. The first book was just brilliant and I've heard nothing but amazing things about Now I Rise so, hopefully I'll get too it soon.
Last one on my list is One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake. I adore Three Dark Crowns and I love the story and how fantastic it was but-have I even got the sequel? I DON'T. I think there is something about sequels that scare me but, it is my goal this year to finally get to these.
I also asked on twitter what sequels everyone needs to get too and check them out below -