Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Owlcrate Review

Owlcrate is a monthly box subscription that is based around the box's theme of the month. The themes usually focus on a Young Adult series and have items that go with that series. For example, in  July 2016 Owlcrate had a theme of Good vs Evil box; if you got an evil box you were given a Draco Malfoy POP figure by Funko or if you got the Good box you were given a Luna Lovegood POP figure by Funko. A typical Owlcrate box includes a box based on the month's theme along with 3-5 book/nerdy/fun items that tie in with the book in the Owlcrate and theme.

The cost of an Owlcrate is $29.99 a month plus shipping and the box usually ships around the 20th of each month. Another great part of the Owlcrate is that you can buy it as a gift for someone! It's a perfect birthday, Christmas or anniversary gift for any book lover!

The theme of February's Owlcrate was a Circus theme! 
The first item of the Circus Owlcrate is a fabulous tote bag designed by Evie Bookish. It is inspired by The Night Circus.
The next two items are a candle designed by Frostbeard Studio's Le Cirque des Reves. And a lip balm by Geek Fire Labs which has a circus donut flavor!
My favorite item from this Owlcrate is this cute notepad by Attic Journals. I'm a sucker for notebooks and notepads and this notepad was made from recycled casino playing cards!
The final item in February's Circus Owlcrate is fun, sticky page flags designed by Girl Of All Work. Perfect to make your favorite quotes! 

The book featured in this Circus Owlcrate is Caravel by Stephanie Garber!

I really like February's Owlcrate and I thought the theme was very fun and interesting and the items in the box fit the theme really well!  
My rating: 5/5 Shells

The theme for the March Owlcrate is....
So excited for Sailor, Ships & Seas Owlcrate!!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kindle Unlimited Pick of the Month: Hollywood Prince by Kim Karr!

Each month I will be focus on a book from Kindle Unlimited. Kindle Unlimited is a fabulous subscription that allows you to access a large selection of titles from the Kindle Store. With a Kindle Unlimited subscription you have access to over one million titles in the Kindle Store, including books, audiobooks, and magazines. It costs $9.99 a month and it is SO worth it guys! There are TONS of choices and books and I highly recommend it! So without further ado, my pick for February's Kindle Unlimited blog post!
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The Cover: I love Hollywood Prince's cover! You would the cover model would have some sort of crown but I love the modern take of the hat and how his eyes aren't shown. There's something very bad boy, roguish aspect of this cover and I love it. A+

Basics: Hollywood Prince was published on December 30th, 2016 and is 300 pages long. This book was published by Kim Karr herself, another reason I like Kindle Unlimited because it supports authors who publish their own books.

Description: Brooklyn James should know better. Born into Hollywood royalty, the brooding prince has a reputation as being a player. A manwhore. A womanizer. Adoring fans are his thing. His best friend's little sister is not. Even thinking about her the way he is isn't cool. Not cool at all. And yet every time she pouts those sexy lips at him, she turns him inside out. Makes him harder than he's ever been. Drives him to the brink of insanity.
Amelia Waters has always idolized her big brother, and the last thing she wants to do is disappoint him. Falling for her brother's ex-roommate is off-limits. She knows this, but she can't help herself. The way Brooklyn looks at her with those smoldering blue eyes makes her wet in an instant. Turns her into a shivering, shaking mess of sexual frustration. And soon the idea of spreading her legs for him is the only thing she can think about.
She wants him.
He wants her.
When they finally decide to give in to their insane attraction, they agree it will remain between them. That their illicit affair will be short-term. No strings. No baggage. No messy ending. But when the first night of mind-blowing sex leads to another, and another still, how long can the endless hookups go on before Amelia's brother finds out? Or worse yet, before feelings develop? Brooklyn and Amelia know they need to walk away from each other before either of those things happens.

The problem is doing it.
Talk about a mess.
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Overall thoughts: I really loved this book and it's characters. Amelia is a fabulous leading lady that I feel anyone who has dealt with some trouble in the dating department could relate to. She's sassy, fun and I adored her thoughts and so many of her quotes throughout Hollywood Prince. Brooklyn is sexy, cocky and  roguish enough that anyone could fall for the guy; he has that typical leading guy vibe. He doesn't fall in love or gets attached and he especially don't get involved with his good friend's sister either. One of my favorite things to read in the romance book community is about couples who become intimate and try and focus on nothing but the sex, but it always backfires! Most of the time in good ways and unfortunately sometimes in a bad way but I just love that plot line because there's more than sleeping with one another, feelings start to happen and I love watching characters fall for one another that way. Amelia and Brooklyn have sexy, steamy chemistry and I love the progression of their relationship. Such a feel good, sexy, romantic read! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells ++++++++

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Favorite Quotes: Two princes, but only one is meant to be mine. -Amelia.

"Reality is not cynical. Reality isn't defined as thinking you are going to meet the love of your life in a bar either." -Amelia

"I've been kissed by dozens of frogs, toads and would be princes, but never like this. Never where my toes curl and the room seems to shift sideways. Never, even in my wildest fantasies, could I have dreamed of anything like this." -Amelia

"Toads. Frogs. Princes. Sometimes it's not easy to tell the difference. And sometimes it just should be. Shame on me." -Amelia
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells

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It's almost MARCH guys!! Can you believe it?!
Till next time xo 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WWW Wednesday

WWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To play along you just had to answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I've been seeing this meme float around on twitter and instagram so I thought I would try it! 

                               What have you recently finished reading?
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What are you currently reading?
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What do you think you'll read next?
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What are your answers for WWW Wednesday?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Release Day to Royally Matched by Emma Chase!

By Emma Chase
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017
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Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
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Sarah stands up and presses her lips against mine. And it’s so unexpected, so surprising—I freeze up. But only for a moment. As her mouth gently moves over mine, I begin to thaw. She’s so fucking soft, her taste so very sweet. The kiss is almost chaste—at least it’s the most chaste I’ve ever had. Unpracticed.
            And yet, it still manages to make my heart pound against my ribs like an animal in a cage.
            “What are you doing?” I whisper, when she pulls back just a little.
            “I’m distracting you.” She looks up at me uncertainly. From behind those ridiculously prim little glasses with those big, dark eyes that could bring me to my knees. “Is it working?”
            My tongue traces my lower lip, craving more of her.
            “I’m not sure. Keep trying—I’ll let you know.”
            She smiles quick and relieved . . . and then she reaches back up, wraps her arms about my neck, and kisses me.
            Her two lips envelop my lower one, then the upper, all eager, pleasing sweetness. My hands find Sarah’s lower back and I pull her in close, tight against me. Slowly, I open my mouth and she mirrors my movement, opening for me. And it’s good. So very, very good.
            It’s like my blood has turned to gasoline, and the touch of her wet, warm tongue is the spark.
            I delve deeper, kiss her harder—more demanding—taking the lead. I cup her head in my hands, holding her still while I plunge and devour. A moan seeps from her lips and I devour that too.
            But then, breathing harshly, I tear my mouth away.
            “Sarah, maybe we shouldn’t. Maybe we should just—”
            “I’m sick of being afraid, Henry. And I’m so tired of being alive . . . but not really living. I’ve wanted this for a long time. I want . . . you.” It’s only then that hesitation dims her eyes. “Do you want me too?”
            I grip her arms. “More than I’ve wanted anything or anyone in my entire life.”
            She takes my hands in hers, lifts them and presses my palms to her breasts. They’re soft and full and absolutely perfect.
            “Show me.”
            Beneath her robe, her bedclothes are paper thin. I trace my thumbs across her nipples, feeling them harden and peak. I want to suck on them until she’s mindless. I want to lick every inch of her skin and watch her flush with desire.
            I wrap my arms around Sarah and lift her right off her feet. With a groan, my mouth is back to hers. Her small pretty hands cup my jaw as I carry her toward the bed. I stop against a wall on the way, knocking a frame sideways, lifting her leg in one hand and wrapping it around my hip so I can thrust against her.

            There’s so much I know—deviant, filthy, lovely moves. And I want to teach her every damn one.
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About the Author:
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cover Reveal: Lucky by Carina Adams

Lucky by Carina Adams
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Publication Date: March 1, 2017
Cover Design by Melody Simmons
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Everyone loves Lucky # 7.
He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin.
A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants.

Except me.

A chance encounter. One unforgettable night.
That’s all we could ever have. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves.

Fate has other plans.

If anyone found out, I would lose my job.
He could lose his scholarship.
Some things are worth the risk.

Sometimes, you have to cross your fingers,
Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.

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About Carina Adams:
Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.

Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block. 

Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Monthly Series Mention: Wind Dragons MC by Chantal Fernando Chantal Fernando

For February's Monthly Series Mention I am showcasing one of my favorite series, the Wind Dragons MC by Chantal Fernando! I discovered this series in 2014 and instantly fell in love with Fernando's characters, shocking plot twists and heartfelt writing! I'm excited to share my thoughts and love for this series with you guys! Here we go! 

Dragon’s LairArrow’s HellTracker’s EndRake’s RedemptionDirty RideWild RideWolf’s MateLast RideCrossroads

The Covers: This series covers are gorgeous and I love how each cover relates to the one or two main characters in the books. I think each cover is unique and eye catching and the couple covers are perfection. A+! 

Basics: There are six books in the Wind Dragons MC series, six full length books and three smaller novellas. All the books were published by Pocket Star. Crossroads is the only book that hasn't been released yet, but it focuses on a new character. 

Description: Dragon's Lair: The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid. 

Or should I say, someone? 

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in. 

I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother. 

And I’m screwed. 

Favorite Characters: My favorite characters or couples in this case would be Faye and Sin, Tracker and Lana and lastly Rake and Bailey. Tracker is sexy and hilarious and I loved how he worked so hard to be with Lana, plus his description is one of my favorite bad boy descriptions so haha! 

Character Chemistry: 5/5 Shells

Overall Thoughts: I love this series because the characters are interesting, sexy and fun but I mainly love this series because Chantal Fernando intertwines all of these characters together. The series starts with Faye and Sin but as the series moves onto more MC members and other characters, she literally makes it so that all the characters from each book know one another. That was one of my favorite parts of this series, getting a new book and learning more about the different characters and how they all knew one another somehow. Another aspect of this series that I loved was the emotional back stories some of the certain characters have, for example Rake and Bailey's story was rough to read about but nonetheless was something I really appreciated because their story was so emotionally gripping. Fernando also has a great talent for shocking and surprising me because there were twists and turns that came out of nowhere but fit so perfectly into the story that literally me just say wow. 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells 

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