Goal Completed!!

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I just wanted to take a minute to CELEBRATE! As of today I’ve read 150 books this year!!

You can find a complete list of books I’ve read HERE.

Okay, celebration over. I just needed a minute. 🙂

Happy Reading,

Alison

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Throne of Glass Series ????

So what has finally pulled me out of my blogging hibernation???

Yes, the Throne of Glass series has! Have any of you read this book, yet?

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Well, I must be honest and admit that I haven’t even read this book yet:

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I AM SOOOOO TORN!! I want to read it so bad, but I want Chaol, and I’m terrified of being sorely disappointed! I tend to get burnt out on series where the love interest changes every book. I usually find it annoying. That’s not to say that I mind it happening at all, I mean I clearly saw that Katniss needed to be with Peeta. BUT, I don’t like it happening over and over.

So, will I be disappointed??? Should I just wait till the series is over to get an idea if it’ll all be worth it to me??

Then on a similar note, I’m looking for some recommendations along the lines of Throne of Glass. Here are some other books I’ve enjoyed this year:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

So, what do you recommend next? I really enjoy the whole good vs evil aspect. I like romance woven into the story, but I don’t want it to be the whole story.

Hopefully all my readers haven’t bailed on me in my hiatus. I’ve kept up my reading, but honestly homeschooling my kids has used up the majority of my internet allowance lately. I’m finding rare moments when I have enough internet left to blog – or do anything online. But, that’s country life. Maybe one day someone will run cable out to us.

Happy Reading,

Alison

It’s Camp Time

I’m going to be out through Sunday. I’ll be at a summer camp with my kiddos. I dropped my oldest off yesterday, and I’ll be heading there to stay with my youngest two today. It’s been a crazy couple days, and I already have a ton of bloggers that I need to return a comment to just from the last couple days. Keep them coming! I will return all the visits next week!

Happy Reading,

Alison

Stacking the Shelves #29

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I’m pleased to report that I have nothing negative to report! It was starting to appear as if Fridays were jinxed for us, but this Friday all was well! My youngest child was injured last Friday, and my middle child was injured the previous Friday. That just left my oldest. But not only did he escape injury Friday, it was a great day for him. He participated in a mock trial as the lead defense attorney, and it was just a great experience for him. So, things have been good but busy on the homefront. I’m hoping to have a day of rest and reading tomorrow to unwind from all of ball games I’ve been running back and forth to and from! My kids keep me busy, but I thank God daily for the blessing they are!

Click on the title under the pics to go to Goodreads and catch the synopses.

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The Sunday Post ~ 3/22/15

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @

Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

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Waiting on Wednesday #20 ~ Wild Reckless & Soaring

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I have two WOWs this week. It just so happens that there are two books being released this week that I’m looking forward to that I haven’t yet had the chance to mention.

I’m eagerly waiting on:

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Expected Release Date: Mar. 17, 2015

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all.

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I’m also eagerly waiting on:

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Expected Release Date: Mar. 16, 2015

Her husband cheated on her, and when everything she wanted in life slipped through her fingers, she fell apart. When she did, she took another heart wrenching hit as she lost the respect of her children.

When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene.

Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at Mickey and knows she wants everything from him.

The problem is, she finds out swiftly that he’s friendly, he’s kind, but he doesn’t want everything back.

Amelia struggles to right past wrongs in her life at the same time find out who she wants to be. She also struggles with her attraction to the handsome firefighter who lives across the street.

But Amelia will face a surprise when her friendly neighbor becomes not-so-friendly. As Amelia and Mickey go head to head, Amelia must focus on winning back the hearts of her children.

She soon discovers she also must focus on winning the heart of a handsome firefighter who understands down to his soul the beautiful heiress who lives across the street is used to a life he cannot provide.

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I first saw Wild Reckless on another bloggers WOW and loved the synopsis. It sounded like something I’d enjoy.
I just finished reading The Will, the first book in Kristen Ashley’s Magdalene series, so I’m looking forward to Mitch’s story now!

What are you waiting on this week???

Happy Reading,

Alison

Chrys Fey Guest Post & 30 Seconds Spotlight

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When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he’s made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He’s determined to protect her at all costs.

The Mob’s death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart’s life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she’s dodging bullets, she’s falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?

Guest Post by Chrys Fey

My favorite kinds of heroines to write about (and read about) are what I like to call “Heroines of Steel.” These heroines are as tough as nails but show their vulnerability when life knocks them down. They never stay down long though. They can handle anything thrown at them, even if at the moment they doubt they can, and they care for the people they love in their own way. They are smart and usually funny. Dani Hart, the heroine in my novella, 30 Seconds, is a heroine of steel.

1. Dani is a doctor.

2. She speaks fluent Spanish.

3. She was born at a Kizz concert.

4. Rock is her favorite genre of music.

5. Horror movies are her favorite.

6. She ran track in college.

7. She has tattoos.

8. She can perform surgery.

9. She falls in love with a cop.

10. And she goes up against a Mob.

Excerpt

She panted with fear. What if they see the chest? What if we get caught? What if my breath stinks and I’m breathing right into Officer Hottie’s face? She shut her mouth and let oxygen flow through her nose.

Her eyesight slowly adjusted to the darkness and she could see Officer Herro’s silhouette. His head was turned and he was listening to the thuds of heavy boots getting louder; the intruders were coming their way.

Then the thunder of footsteps sounded right next to them. “There’s no one here, Red,” someone announced.

“Look for documents,” a man ordered, who Dani could only assume was Red. “I want the name of the person I’m going to kill.”

A moment later, there was a reply. “All the mail is addressed to a Dr. Hart.”

Hearing her name said aloud by one of the men who had ransacked her place made her want to gasp. Her mouth fell open and her breath was reversing into her lungs, but before she could make a sound, Officer Herro lowered his lips to hers, silencing her. Stunned, she could only lie beneath him with her eyes wide and her body tense. She couldn’t believe he was kissing her. She wanted to push him back, but knew if she did he might hit the inside of the chest, giving away their hiding place. That was when she realized he was kissing her so she wouldn’t gasp.

She let her body relax. After her initial shock faded, she was able to feel his lips. They were comforting and caused a reaction deep inside her. She couldn’t stop her lips from reacting to his. It was an innocent connection, a soft touch of lips. Until his hand slid from her shoulder to her neck and the kiss deepened into something else.

BOOK LINKS

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5801

NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/30-seconds-chrys-fey/1120324958?ean=2940150711938

KOBO: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/30-seconds-1

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00N26EU9G

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N26EU9G

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22591698-30-seconds

About the Author ~ Chrys Fey

Chrys

Chrys Fey is a lover of rock music just like Dani Hart in 30 Seconds. Whenever she’s writing at her desk, headphones are always emitting the sounds of her musical muses -especially that of her favorite band, 30 Seconds to Mars, the inspiration behind the title.

30 Seconds is her second eBook with The Wild Rose Press. Her debut, Hurricane Crimes, is also available on Amazon.

Discover her writing tips on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook. She loves to get to know her readers!

Facebook * Blog * Goodreads

Happy Reading,

Alison

Kindle Freebies ~ 11/13/14

Here’s today’s new freebies I picked up ~



Click on the title under the picture to open the link in a new window.



Always check prices as they are subject to change!!! Remember I will update throughout the day!

Before you leave make sure to enter Claudia Burgoa’s giveaway ~ HERE (will open in another window for your convenience)~ 4 winners!!!

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Below you will find a list of titles with covers that may not be appropriate for children:

The Darkest Night: An Erotic BBW New Gotham Fairy Tale
Mounted By The Pack
Rock the Heart (Black Falcon Book 1)
As Sweet: A Den of Sin Vignette
SEAL’s Honor (Take No Prisoners Series): A Military Romance

Happy Reading,

Alison

Kindle Freebies ~ 11/12/14

Here’s today’s new freebies I picked up ~



Click on the title under the picture to open the link in a new window.



Always check prices as they are subject to change!!! Remember I will update throughout the day!

Before you leave make sure to enter Claudia Burgoa’s giveaway ~ HERE (will open in another window for your convenience)~ 4 winners!!!

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Below you will find a list of titles with covers that may not be appropriate for children:

Falling For Him 1 (Falling For Him Series)

Happy Reading,

Alison

Mailbox Monday #1

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia at To Be Continued, where we share the books we received in the mail over the week.

Here’s this week’s haul~

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I LOVE autographed books!

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Last but definitely not least, I got my Mac Pack 2014 team shirt in!! I’m a big Jamie McGuire fan!!


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What did the mailman bring you this week???

Happy Reading,

Alison