Saturday, January 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #125

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

Books I added to my shelf this week:

(The Empire Chronicles #1)
Alyssa Rose Ivy

In the city that never sleeps the Chronicles continue…

Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey's year off from school. She’s going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature—let alone two.

Running the supernatural society of New York is not as fun as it sounds, especially when you still have to answer to your ex-girlfriend’s fiancĂ©. Toby doesn’t mean to bring Casey into the chaos of his life, but he can't resist the girl who makes him smile when he thought no one else ever could.

Jared's in New York checking out a security risk for his best friend, the king. He plans to return to New Orleans quickly, but not if it means losing his chance with the brunette who pretends she wants nothing to do with him.

In over her head with a bunch of winged creatures who most definitely are not angels, Casey has to figure out who to trust with her life and maybe her heart.

Yeah, it was a bit of a slow week and this is all I managed to add.

So... what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Swoon Thursday #167 ~ Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Trust in Me
(Wait for You #1.5)
Jennifer L. Armentrout 

First - The Blurb:

From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of WAIT FOR YOU, this is the story of Cam and Avery’s sizzling romance as you’ve never seen it before, told exclusively from Cam’s perspective…

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up – he can’t get this feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. What will it take to help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery’s life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

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Second - The Swoon:

"Remember how you just said you were having a good time?" I tilted my head so that my mouth slanted over hers. "It's about to get better."
"Is it?" she whispered.
My nose grazed hers. "Oh, yeah."
"Are you not going to kiss me again?"
"That's exactly what I'm going to do."
Long lashes specked with red swept down as my lips brushed over hers. It was such a gentle kiss, but it was like a clap of thunder in my veins. Dropping my weight onto my other arm, I splayed my fingers along her cheek as I pressed a kiss to the corner of her lips and then the other side.
Sliding my hand along the nape of her neck, I tasted the skin of her jaw, the flesh below her ear. A deep chuckle rumbled through me when she shivered. When I pressed my lips under her ear again, flicking my tongue, she made a sound that blew the thoughts out of my head.
"Goodnight, Avery."

And this, because I had to share...

"F***, Avery. You think I don't want you? There's not a single part of you that I don't want, you understand? I want to be on you and inside of you. I want you against the wall, on the couch, in your bed, in my bed, and every f***ing place I can possibly think of, and trust me, I have a vast imagination when it comes to these kinds of things. Don't ever doubt that I want you."

I love the way Cam just puts it all out there. This is such a sweet and tender moment.

Trust In Me is Wait For You told from Cam's POV. Being able to get inside the guys head it always a bonus to me.

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday # 67 ~ Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I'm waiting on:

Summer of Supernovas
Darcy Woods

Expected publication: May 10th, 2016 

Fans of Jennifer E. Smith and Jenny Han will fall in love with this heartfelt and humor-laced debut following one girl’s race to find the guy of her cosmic dreams.

When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle discovers a planetary alignment that won’t repeat for a decade, she’s forced to tackle her greatest astrological fear: The Fifth House—relationships and love. 

But when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.

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So, what are you waiting for?
Please leave a comment below with your WoW link!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Teaser Tuesday # 171 ~ Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Wait for You
(Wait for You #1)
 Jennifer L. Armentrout

First - The Blurb:

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

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Second - The Tease:

My eyes drifted shut. "What?"
"You've never been kissed before, right?"
My pulse exploded. "No."
"Just so we're clear," he said. "This isn't a kiss."
I opened my mouth, and then his lips were on mine. A sweet sweeping of his lips across mine, breathtakingly tender and soft, and way too quick.

"You kissed me," I gasped, my fingers digging into his sweater.
"That wasn't a kiss." His lips brushed mine as he spoke. Shivers raced up and down my spine. "Remember?  If we've kissed, then that means you going home with me could potentially mean something more series."
"Oh. Okay."

I have wanted to read this series for a long time. Discovering that my local library had finally added it to their eBook shelf was a great find, and to my surprise, the first six books were all available to borrow. So yeah, I'm having a JLA read- a-thon.

Wait For You is the first book in series and introduces us to Avery and Cam.

Avery is shy and reserved, but that's not surprising considering the horrific event which occurred when she was only fourteen. Moving thousands of miles away from her home with the hope of starting a new life at college, she tries to put the past behind her. But it isn't easy. And all to soon, the past catches up with her.

Cam is the total opposite. Hot, sexy and definitely comfortable in his own skin, he quickly befriends Avery. As they spend more and more time in each others company, feelings begin to develop. However, with the past still haunting her, Avery finds it difficult to let down the wall she has created around herself and let Cam in. But he is persistent, and eventually, he finds a way to break down her defenses.

Although the story is an easy read, there were times when it became quite emotional. I'm looking forward to re-reading the story told from Cam's POV in Trust In Me (Book #1.5)

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.

TBR Tuesday #129 ~ Live for You (Boys of the South #1) by Marquita Valentine

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.

This week for me its:

Live for You
(Boys of the South #1)
Marquita Valentine   

The faster I rise, the harder they want to see me fall.

For years, I had the perfect life and the perfect career as the reigning princess of country music, Violet Lynn. Then, after one drunken night, my mug shot went viral. Suddenly, I was the girl least likely to be invited anywhere. 

Unable to withstand the questions from the press, or the sight of my ex-boyfriend with my ex-best friend, I ran... straight into the arms of one bad boy bartender--Cole Morgan.

Cole's nothing like any guy I met before, with his rough demeanor, tattoos, and peircings. Only, it doesn't matter to me that our worlds are so different they don't even occupy the same universe. Cole makes me feel safe, secure, and...loved.

But once he learns the truth of who I am and what I did, will he stay or turn on me like all the others?

Boys of the South:
Live For You- Violet Rae and Cole
Only For You- the conclusion to Violet Rae and Cole's story
All For You- West and McKenzie
True For You- Jackson and Bliss
Wish For You- Lacey and Wyatt

So now it's your turn.
Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.