Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WWW Wednesday #48

Hosted by Should Be Reading

To take part, just answer:
1) What are you currently reading?
2) What did you recently finish reading?
3) What do you think you'll read next?

Currently Reading
I am currently reading Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine. I've just started but it looks promising and I've been looking forward to it's release for months!!

Recently Finished
I just finished The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart, which I thoroughly enjoyed! And my review will be up as part of the blog tour tomorrow

Reading Next
Next will be The Devil of Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney

I've not been able to read much during the past couple of weeks. I had lots of coursework due for uni and I've been feeling the stress! Now things have calmed down a bit and whilst I have exam revision, I now have more time to chill and read too- yay!


What are you reading this week?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Release Day Launch: East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye; Excerpt + Giveaway




East of Ecstasy (Hearts of the Anemoi #4)
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Entangled
Release Date: 22 April 2014

The final chapter in the award-winning and bestselling Hearts of the Anemoi series…

She’s the only one who can give him the strength to save them all…

Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she's been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don't speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.

Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father's plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he's been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.

But Devlin's love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever...or lost.
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Catch up on the whole series with the Hearts of the Anemoi box set featuring the first three books: North of Need, West of Want, South of Surrender!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Stacking the Shelves #57


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
It's a fab way for bloggers to share what they've added to their bookshelves (virtual or real) this week!

For Review
  
  

Bought
  
   


I've been a bit absent on the blog recently because my uni year is wrapping up and I have exams soon. That means I'm attempting to bury myself in books and notes of an academic kind- not nearly as much fun as reading the goodies above lol
I've also been obsessing about the North & South miniseries with Richard Armitage, so I figured it was high time I actually read the book!

What have you added to your shelves this week?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Wild About her Wingman by Robin Bielman; Book Blast + Giveaway





Wild About her Wingman (Secret Wishes #3)
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled
Release Date: 14 April 2014

Playing it safe never felt so risky.

Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.
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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #15


Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by the fabulous Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.


Historical romance is my favourite genre, so I'm excited to participate!

What Is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or image from their past--usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book related Throwback Thursday.

Here Are The Rules: 
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008



It's In His Kiss (Bridgertons #7)
Author: Julia Quinn
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: 28 June 2005

IF IT'S IN HIS HEART ... IT'S IN HIS KISS

MEET OUR HERO...

Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth's sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past... and the key to his future. The problem is—it's written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.

MEET OUR HEROINE ...

All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She's fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there's something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won't quite let go...

MEET POOR MR. MOZART...

Or don't. But rest assured, he's spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth's every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other ... and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.

I definitely went for an easy pick this week. Whenever I get stuck I'm just going to pick something by Julia Quinn or Lisa Kleypas because I love them all :)
So I chose It's In His Kiss because I love Hyacinth, she's a brilliant heroine and always makes me laugh.
Plus, I love the step back picture for this book, enjoy!


Monday, 14 April 2014

Blog Tour: A Numbers Game by Tracy Solheim; Excerpt + Giveaway




A Numbers Game (Out of Bounds #2.5)
Author: Tracy Solheim
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: 15 April 2014

Love is worth more than the sum of its hearts…

CPA Merrit Callahan learned early not to let passion unravel her orderly life. Back in college she fell hard for a football player, only to be devastated when she discovered he’d been duping her all along—dared by his teammates to score with his bookish tutor. Now, after her back-stabbing fiancĂ© breaks off their engagement, Merrit flees to Baltimore to escape the fallout.

After eight years in the pros, a series of concussions have forced Heath Gibson out of the NFL. The transition from player to coach for the Baltimore Blaze hasn’t been smooth, but finding himself face-to-face with Merrit Callahan makes the ride even rockier. He’s been filled with regret ever since a stupid team prank caused Merrit to run away from him a decade earlier.

Merrit’s stunned to reconnect with Heath. And despite the authenticity of his reignited feelings this time around, Merrit’s got her mind set on payback. She’ll give Heath a night he won’t forget and then walk away. But Heath’s hold on her heart—and the rest of her body—is difficult to break…

Includes a preview of the next Out of Bounds novel, Risky Game.

Excerpt

A feeling of light-headedness nearly brought Merrit to her knees.  Her eyes roamed over the well muscled arms and beautiful chest to his trim waist, honing in on the small green shamrock tattoo peeking out above the waistband of his shorts.  One that exactly matched the shamrock she’d had tattooed above her own hip bone.  She didn’t bother looking up at his face because she already knew it by heart.  Just as she knew the feel of his firm lips on her own, the taste of his skin, the brush of his unshaved face and his musky scent.  Worse, she knew firsthand the mockery that would be reflected in his coffee eyes.  Mockery she’d once mistaken for something else.

“This isn’t what it looks like,” he was saying, but his words sounded to Merrit as if they were echoing out of the end of a pipe.  “I picked up the wrong keys when I went out for my run and I left my cell phone inside on the charger.  Would you mind if I borrowed yours to make a quick—”

He stopped mid-sentence and mid-stride holding both hands up, palms out.  Merrit realized she was mirroring his pose, her hands at the ready to push him away.  The gasping sound she heard was coming from her own throat as her ribs continued to squeeze tightly around her lungs.  She saw the moment recognition dawned on his face; his lips beginning to form a word.  As if the angels sensed her panic, a surge of adrenalin washed away the cement–like feeling in Merrit’s limbs.  Heart racing, she jumped into her car, jammed the key in the ignition and drove off before things really got messy and she passed out.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Alpha Male Madness Giveaway Hop!

Alpha Male Madness Hop

I love giveaway hops, and Anna at Herding Cats, Burning Soup does great ones. Because let's face it, we all love an alpha male!

Alpha Males. You know you love em. And so do we! We're celebrating them and all their delicious alpha male glory for an entire week with giveaways at every single blog. Stop by and check out which males are making us pant with all that sexy swagger they have going on.

I thought I would post some of my favourite alpha males, along with some man candy to help complete the picture!

One of my favourites is Quincy Mercer (Q) from the Monsters in the Dark series by Pepper Winters! That man sends shivers down my spine, and for all the right reasons!

Another glorious alpha male is Remington Tate from the Real series by Katy Evans. Again-yum.

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