Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Post #14

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No better way to spend a rainy weekend than with a cold, ey? I couldn't figure out why I was feeling so blah, then the sniffles began. It's put me in a bit of a book rut, however, on the bright side, while snuggling my blanket and tissues, I'm finally watching the Harry Potter movies.

Nikki did a cool thing yesterday and here's what she had to say about it:

I went to Chapter by Chapter Book Rave and it was awesome! I met a bunch of authors who were some of the nicest people ever. I got a bunch of books (More than I should have spent) and I won a couple too. I did a lot of running and sweating which wasn't awesome but to get some of the ARCs I've been dying for was awesome. Thank you to all the authors who were great. Abover are the ones I got pics with but there were so many others I didn't ask which was a duh moment for me. Overall it was such a fun experience.

The rest of the week was eventful and uneventful at the same time. I did all the work and school stuff but I also went to a food fair/festival. I had a lamb burger that was out of this world and I had a vegan doughnut. I said it. Vegan. Doughnut. Anyway, this week I have off from school so hopefully I can do some reading and all the homework I have planned.

Monday, Sept. 15th -

Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.
Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.
West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.
Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.
Bonus novella included: Crossing the Line.

The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public.
Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch’s dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together. In the same house. Like a family.
As the week quickly spins out of control, longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed, and old passions reawakened. For Judd, it’s a weeklong attempt to make sense of the mess his life has become while trying in vain not to get sucked into the regressive battles of his madly dysfunctional family. All of which would be hard enough without the bomb Jen dropped the day Judd’s father died: She’s pregnant.
This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper's most accomplished work to date, a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind—whether we like it or not.
Tuesday, Sept.16th

If there’s one thing Cleo Reynolds knows, it’s that she’s not into Adrian King.
The son of a model with the looks to prove it, the experienced author of her school newspaper’s sex advice column, the cocky playboy with a hint of darkness. That Adrian King.
Nope. Nuh-uh. No way.
The problem is, he’s very into her.
After accidentally flashing him, and slightly-less-accidentally-but-still-totally-unintentionally making out with him in front of the whole class, she expects to be called crazy. Instead, he asks her out.
Cleo’s determined not to end up as another notch on his bedpost. Except she hasn’t done…you know…it in a while. (Read: ever.) And as a girl who pays her tuition by writing all the sex scenes in her roommate’s bestselling romance series, the lack of inspiration has served up a fat slice of writer’s block.
Until her roommate proposes that Cleo and Adrian act out all the steamy scenes in her book.
It’s just research. No feelings involved.
Nope. Nuh-uh.
No way.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Teeming with dramatic plot twists and wickedly delightful erotic frills, a passionate story about two lovers struggling with heartbreak, heartthrobs, and self-fulfillment.
Many of us fall into unrelenting cycles that lead us to inevitable heartbreak, knee-weakening, nearly unbearable period of withdrawal where we curse our indiscretions and promise to do better next time. But why? Why do we do this to ourselves?
That's the question Erin is constantly asking herself.
Along for the ride is Tariq, a young man battling his past as well. While their romantic lives intertwine, they find it almost impossible to break free of the merciless beast that is love and its ugly stepsister, heartbreak.
At first, Erin's attraction to Tariq is like a drug addiction she can't ignore, but as drama ensues and the ugly past comes back to visit, both Tariq and Erin realize how bad as in good love truly is.

Friday, Sept. 19

Meet Fortunata Fortuna, at a crossroads but ready to make her mark on the world
What goes through your head when the person you love leaves you? What do you do with your life when you have to start it all over again? Do you make it up? Nata’s world fills with unanswered questions when Beto leaves her. But time doesn’t stop, and the stories that Nata begins to tell herself about her own life lead her to a place where everything becomes possible again.
Original and contemporary, this debut novel, a finalist for the Planeta Prize, has the nerve center of a confessional and introduces readers to Fortunata Fortuna, a character the world won’t soon forget.

Saturday, Sept. 20 -

This weeks topic for Thirsty Thursday is: Most Romantic Book Setting. I have mine, what about you? 

Don't forget to check out the Race to 150 Giveaway! Only 41 to go until we pick a winner! 

Until next time, 


  1. It's good you weren't sick for the rave. That must have been so fun. It seems like so many blogs I've visited have someone down with a cold or the flu. It's starting early this year. Hope you feel better soon.

    Nice book selection. I see a couple I'm going to add.

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  2. The Book Rave looks so fun! I have book envy just looking at that stack! Kiera - hope you're feeling better. I can't read while sick either but a good movie always take the edge off!