Tuesday, December 30, 2014

On the sixth day of Christmas, Sheri recommended to me...

On the sixth day of Christmas, Sheri recommended to me...
Six Sizzling New Adults!

Boomerang (Boomerang #1) by Noelle August

The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August

Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score. 

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He's a professional soccer player, America's favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper. 

• A face that makes girls weep – check. 
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check. 
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check. 

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley's already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished. 

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.” 

Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack

Love. Romance. Sex. There's a first time for everything...

As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she's the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she's determined to deal with the 'problem' as quickly and simply as possible.

But her plan for a no-strings one night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.

She'd left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier... 

Rome (Marked Men #3) by Jay Crownover

Sometimes the wrong choice can be just right . . .

Fun and fearless, Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed "bad boy" friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won't let herself get burned again. She's waiting to fall in love with the perfect man—a baggage-free, drama-free guy ready for commitment. Then she meets Rome Archer.

Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He's stubborn, rigid, and bossy. And he's returned from his final tour of duty more than a little broken. Rome's used to filling many roles: big brother, doting son, supersoldier—but none of those fit anymore. Now he's just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the dark demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer through it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes a blinding flash of color in a sea of gray.Perfect may not be in the cards, but perfectly imperfect could just last forever . . . 

Love, in English (Love, in English #1) by Karina Halle

He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.

He speaks Spanish. I speak English.

He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.

He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.

He’s married and has a five-year old daughter.

I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.

Until now. Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.


To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can never, ever be.

Or so she thinks.

Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by J. Lynn

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…  

Hey everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas filled with family, love, laughter and joy!! When I saw Trish mention that she was going host this 12 Days of Christmas feature I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. Below is a giveaway that she is hosting as part of this as well as links for the rest of the days. Each day is being hosted by a different blogger so be sure to stop by and show them some love and hopefully find some new books along the way! I will update the list and add links as the posts go live. Enjoy the last hours of 2014 and have a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2015 :)

Twelve YA’s with lots of Kissing - Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession [Jan 5th]
Eleven covers for Adoring - Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek [Jan 4th]
Ten books with Dancing - Trish @ Between My Lines [Jan 3rd]
Nine Plots A-twisting - Miranda @ Tempest Books [Jan 2nd]
Eight Maids Kick-Assing - Jessica @ Lovin' Los Libros [Jan 1st]
Seven Dystopias Awaiting - Rita @ View From My Home [Dec 31st]
Six Sizzling New Adults - Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books [You're here!]
Five Co-z-ies - Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library [Dec 29th]
Four Contemporaries - Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA [Dec 28th]
Three Time Travels - Terri @ Second Run Reviews [Dec 27th]
Two Chick Lits - Lola @ Lola’s Reviews [Dec 26th]
And a Thriller where the family flee - Trish @ Between My Lines {Dec 25th]

Top Ten Tuesday #45

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic is...

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014 (Bookish/Blogging/Other)

I'm going to stick with the bookish/blogging side for this one. Any personal ones will be just that, personal. I was able to come up with ten for this post though pretty easily. A bunch of them are sort of all tied together but they're still each their own thing. It'll make more sense once you read the list. Let's get on with it shall we?

1. Finally finish the enormous pile of NetGalley ARCs that I got back in freaking 2013!!
- I thought I'd get just get my most embarrassing blogger shame out of the way first. I probably have 40 or so books that I got nearly two freaking years ago now off of NetGalley and I've just sort of forgotten about them sitting there in my Kindle. I feel like it's at the point now that I've had them all for so long that even if I had wanted to read them really bad before, now it's almost as if I've lost any sort of desire to read them. It feels so forced. I just can't let them go though! Sigh. Oh how I wish my brain would just let me though.

2. Read more books I already own
- I have so many unread books. Both physical and eBooks. In order to accomplish both of these first two goals I plan on doing the next three things...

3. Buy less
- I don't do well with temptation. You dangle a pretty book in front of me and my finger just starts clicking! I've been a lot better with it this month so hopefully I can keep the momentum going through the coming year. 

4. Request fewer ARCs
- So as above with the whole temptation thing, I'm on the mailing list for Entangled Publishing to request review copies of their upcoming releases. And if you've been around my blog for my weekly hauls then you know that if there's one thing I can't seem to resist it's an Entangled book (especially those Brazens!) Since November though I've only requested ONE that comes out in January...or maybe it was two, I can't remember. But that's huge for me!! My goal is to keep this up because I've been bogging myself down so hard with review books that I'm neglecting all the stuff I already have.

5. Sign up for fewer blog tours
- As you can see a lot of these are all tied together. But besides getting to stuff that's been on the TBR forever I want to put less pressure on myself. Both to get things read and reviewed in a certain window of time and to keep away the anxiety of whether or not I'll like a book that I requested to review you know? I always get nervous before cracking open an ARC.

6. Finish some series
- I can't believe the number of series that I have started and not finished. Some of them even go back a few years. There's really no excuse for it. I know at one point I bought a bunch of first books in a bunch of series just to see if I liked them. The problem is that I'd love them but then move on to one of the other ones to see if I'd like that, and then another and before you know it I'm knee deep in unfinished series. It's shameful.

7.
- When I first started blogging I was only reading YA. Once I branched out a bit I was pretty good with mixing it up between YA, NA, Adult and occasionally but not often even a few MG. The last year though I haven't been mixing them up as well and I've really been sticking to NA and Adult. They just seem to be what I end up picking up! I miss the variety and I'd really like to get into doing that again.

8. Read more Fantasy
- I think maybe it's because I take so long to read them that I don't do it often enough. Which is really a pathetic excuse. I often get in these moods where I just want something mindless that I don't have to really think hard about or put effort into reading. I just want to start it and finish it and move on. Which is really sad because I freaking love Fantasy, but they're not exactly something I can breeze through. A lot of them have complex worlds and/or magic systems that are highly detailed. Which is one of the things I love the most! But they require more concentration. Still trying to reread and finally finish The Wheel of Time series this year and starting Mistborn has really got me into a Fantasy mood!

9. Get back to some of my favorite authors pre-blog and start of blog
- I've discovered so many amazing new authors since I've started blogging but I've been neglecting some of the ones that I used to love reading all the time. It's been quite a change for me because years ago I had like 6 or 7 authors from a wide variety of genres that I would only read books by them. I was afraid to try reading anything new. I started that way as a teenager and it wasn't until a few years before I started blogging, in my mid thirties, that I slowly started to branch out and try new authors. Then once I started blogging I fully embraced the new. I miss all those authors that I was stuck on though and would love to find the time to get back to my reading roots so to speak.

10. Keep being good and getting reviews written before I move on to my next read
- When I started my requesting review books frenzy I made the rule for myself to not start reading the next book on my TBR until I've written a review for the one I've just finished. I've only failed a couple times but hopefully I can stay disciplined and keep it up. 

My confidence isn't very high for quite a few of these. I'm going to give them my best effort though. What kinds of goals do you have for 2015? I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's Eve!

Monday, December 29, 2014

REVIEW: MIstaken by Fate ( Serve #3) by Katee Robert

TItle/Series: Mistaken by Fate | Serve #3
Author: Katee Robert
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Published: December 1st 2014
Format: eBook | Pages: 174
Genre: Adult, Erotica, BDSM
Source: Amazon
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!

Katee Robert | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

The man she should want, or the man she craves…

Fashion designer Ridley Ethridge thinks she's found the perfect, stable sort of guy in her childhood friend Will Reaver. With seduction in her sights, she arranges to rock Will's world at an exclusive club that caters to those with adventurous and erotic appetites. What happens next is both intense and satisfying—until Ridley's blindfold comes off to reveal Will's twin brother. The same twin who broke her heart eight years ago.

Former soldier Garrett Reaver hasn't ever gotten Ridley out of his system. And now that she's before him in all her submissive glory? He'll be damned before he lets someone else have her, especially his brother. Because Garrett and Ridley have some seriously unfinished business to take care of, and it starts now. And this time, he'll show Ridley how exquisite a relationship with him could be…if their past doesn't catch up to them first.

I've really been enjoying the Serve series so far. Reading these next two books in the series though, had me both nervous and excited. Nervous because books three and four are by a different author and I haven't read anything by her before this. Yet excited because this gives me the opportunity to, hopefully, find a brand new author to get into. Now after reading Mistaken by Fate I can safely say that Katee Robert was the perfect person to add to this series. Before I put a dent in it I was already grinning from ear to ear and now I can't wait to pick up the ARC I have for the next book in the series, also by Katee Robert, Betting on Fate.

I instantly fell in love with all of the characters in this book. Ridley was a great main character. She's very together, has a career she's passionate about with an opportunity to make it big, great friends, she's sweet and funny and spunky...the only thing missing is the romance. Garrett was, well the only word that instantly comes to mind when I think about him is yum! I have a thing for the alpha males and Garrett was about as alpha as they get. He's flawed and has a job that has the possiblity to throw him in danger so he's very hard and tough, but there's a sweet side to him, at least when it comes to Ridley that steals your heart. He's probably my faovorite guy from this series so far.

The other two key characters in the book were Garrett's siblings who added a lot of fun to the story as well. I loved how both Sara and Will were always in a way pushing Ridley and Garrett together. It was like everyone but them could see, and had been seeing for years, the feelings and sparks going on between these tow. Getting to know them a bit also has me also looking forward to the next book even more which happens to be Garrett's twin brother Will's book. It was hinted quite a bit while reading this one that Will has a bit of a darker side so it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

I've loved all the books in this series so far and like I said Katee Robert did an excellent job with keeping up the same vibe that I got from reading the books by Tessa Bailey. I will without a doubt be picking up more books by her in the future!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #44

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic is...

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year

This one was tough. Really, if I want something bad enough I tend to just get it. Though I've had to cut that out for the last month or so since most of my money has been going towards my teenager. What with Christmas just around the corner and him being in his senior year of high school (so many fees were due this month!) Book buying has been off limits for a while. Anyway I'm babbling...I dug around and found some of the books I know I heard more than one person say good things about that I wouldn't mind getting.

Click on the covers to go to their Goodreads pages)


Every Breath (Every #1) by Ellie Marney


One (One Universe #1) by LeighAnn Kopans


Open Road Summer by Emery Lord


Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West


Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen


Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater


Caged in Winter (Caged in Winter #1) by Brighton Walsh


Insomnia (The Night Walkers #1) by J.R. Johansson


Maybe Someday (Maybe #1) by Colleen Hoover


Sweet Home Carolina (Low Country #1; Magnolia Bay #2) by Kim Boykin

There's probably quite a few books that I would want even more so than a few of these but I didn't go through my entire WTB (want to buy) list on Amazon. I just stopped at ten because my enthusiasm for digging through lists was pretty darn low. But these are still quite a few good ones! What books made your list for Santa this year?  Leave me the link to your post! :)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Weekly Haul #40

Stacking the shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's basically a way in which we get to show off the lovely new goodies we got over the past week/month however you decide to do it.

This one is going to be more like a post from the past month. Somebody got her box from Book Outlet this past week...Black Friday was a bad, bad day for my self imposed book buying ban, but thankfully I was given an early birthday present in the form of a gift card. Honestly a couple of these I have no idea they were just cheap and sounded okay. I have no self control people! On with the show!

For Review/Blog Tour:

Got this one from InkSlinger PR for a blog tour which already happened. I loved it of course because I'm obsessed with this series!! Even though it's literally just right there *points to the side of my blog* I'm feeling too lazy to link my review but if you'd like to check it out it's right there towards the top! :)

Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes
Entangled Publishing. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Let's just say every other dollar you make off of a book is probably from me. You're welcome ;) Anyway, thanks go obviously to Entangled for this review ARC!


LoveInSpanish-M photo LoveInSpanishM_zps6440cbe6.png

Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2) by Alice Clayton

2 or 3 weeks back I was talking books with the most lovely Jessica from Lovin' los libros and these two series came up and I said that after Christmas I was going to buy them since I was forcing myself on a buying ban until at least then. Well sneaky lady went and sent them to me as an early Christmas present. I heart you very much girl and again thank you...thank you...THANK YOU!!! :) Siiiigh more Mateo....


Sigh. The Christmas tree is blocking the spot where I normally snap pics of my new lovelies so I had to settle with the desk. Ignore the penguin. He's not new he just wanted to be part of it. (I'm so weird...)

Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obviously not part of my Book Outlet haul :P If it's JLA I auto-buy it!

Book Outlet:
It's shameful that I do not own these. Just shameful. *Avoids looking everyone in the eye*

Lirael (Abhorsen #2) by Garth Nix
Already have the first book and it's sort of one of those things where you just know you're going to like it so why not start getting the rest??

Defiance  (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine

I've mentioned wanting to read book 2 before and they can be read separately but quite a few people have told me that this first one is really good too and I should give it a read. Bumping it up towards the top of my TBR rotation for sure!

So I've started this one a little bit and I'm still kind of iffy about it. I didn't really pay attention to the fact that the characters are fourteen. Frankly fourteen year olds can be annoying haha. I'm sorry but it's true! It may have been over 20 years ago when I was fourteen myself but I still remember how annoying I was about boys and obsessions over first kisses and such. And this is kinda how Charlie and her friends are with the we-kissed-so-obviously-we're-in-love thing. I mean it's not terrible. It's actually cracked me up quite a bit! I guess I just prefer my YA to be more 16, 17, 18. Right, Sheri, as if it makes that much of a difference. Basically I'm still on the fence but it's cute enough to keep me going!

Beastly (Beastly #1) by Alex Flinn
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Towering by Alex Flinn
Before anybody says anything at all...yes. I do realize that the bulk of these books are hugely unpopular and not very well liked. However, it's not like I spent tons of money on them, two of them were scratch and dent even, and if I didn't at least try them...I would always wonder. I freaking love, love, love fairytale retellings. There have been plenty of times where I hated something everyone else loved and loved something everyone else hated. It just has to be done. Y'all can tell me you told me so later and kick me when I'm down if it turns out I don't like them either haha.

The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook


ThePracticeProposal-M photo ThePracticeProposalM_zps63dc5134.pngAnOfficerAndARebel-M photo AnOfficerAndARebelM_zps702c6889.pngHerSummerWithTheMarine-M photo HerSummerWithTheMarineM_zps032fc968.png

I love, love, love Cindi Madsen's writing and I'm excited to dive into this series!

I got a review copy of book two last month at one point I think and I really liked it. So I'm going a bit out of order but I'm looking forward to this first book! 

LuckAndTheDragon-M photo LuckOfTheDragonM_zps7e2316ef.pngReformingTheCowboy-M photo ReformingTheCowboyM_zps65909c02.png

SomethingWicked-M photo SomethingWildM_zps71c672bb.pngTheBillionaireWinsTheGame-M photo TheBillionaireWinsTheGameM_zps1f24f914.png

I read an excerpt from this novella the other day and now I'm dying to go on and know what happens!

Melody Anne was a part of an anthology I recently read and since I hadn't ever read anything by her before, and I liked her novella from the anthology well enough, I figured I'd give a full length novel a try. I'm generally weary when it comes to the whole billionaire-in-the-title thing but it was a freebie so really there's nothing to lose.

So there may be a lot here but like I said it's from the end of November up until now. I'm doing a pretty good job of being good! I mean a big chunk of that Book Outlet box was couponed! Hopefully I can keep it up *fingers crossed* Anyway, I've babbled enough through this post. So what books have you gotten recently? Leave me a link to your post :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Asa (Marked Men #6) by Jay Crownover

Image Map
So excited to take part in the cover reveal for the final book in the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover! And oh how I could stare at this cover all day long. I swear I want to just get a huge pile of all her books and just roll around in them!! Too much....? Anyway. I'm very much looking forward to hearing Asa's story. I've been completely fascinated with him since Rome's book and can't wait to find out all about him! So are you ready to check out the beautiful cover??

Asa (Marked Men #6)
by Jay Crownover

Harper Collins
Expected Publication:
April 21st 2015

New Adult


Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best. 

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

Jay will be doing a chat at 3pm EST on the Between the Covers page on Facebook! Go join in the fun!

And don’t miss the previous books in The Marked Men Series!

About the author:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saint of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

 photo BlogTour-Button1-300x175_zps0dbe4d87.jpg