Thursday, December 05, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: THE BEAST OF BESWICK by AMALIE HOWARD @AmalieHoward #Historical #Romance #Retelling

Title:  The Beast of Beswick
Author: Amalie Howard
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Format: eArc
Published: November 26, 2019
Genre(s): Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Reading Challenge(s): 2019 New Release, 2019 Netgalley and Edelweiss, 2019-2020 Winter Coyer
Buy: Amazon

Monday, December 02, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: EXERCISE IS MURDER by CAROLYN ARNOLD @Carolyn_Arnold #MurderMystery. #BookSeries

Title:  Exercise is Murder
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Publisher: Hibbert Stiles Publishing
Source: Publisher/Kindle Unlimited
Format: Ebook
Published: September 24, 2019
Genre(s): Cozy Mystery
Pages: 202
Buy: Amazon

Friday, November 29, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: ALL FIRED UP by LORI FOSTER @LoriLFoster #Contemporary #Romance #Suspense @NetGalley

All Fire Up by Lori Foster
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
Publisher:  HQN Books
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Format: eArc
Pages :  384
Reading Challenge: 2019 New Release Challenge, Netgalley and Edelweiss

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Title: Broken Record
Series: Record #5
Publisher: K.A. Linde Inc
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions
Release Date: November 26, 2019
Reading Challenge: 2019 New Release Challenge

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Broken Record by K A Linde is the fifth book in the Record series. I had no clue it was a part of a series until I received an advanced copy for review. Fortunately, it can be read as a standalone.

Characters from the previous installment made an appearance, but their roles were not integral to the plot. However, they provided some relief from the actions of the main characters, which I found annoying and immature.

Savanah (daughter of a senator and up-and-coming journalist), Lucas (Rookie basketball player) and Easton (tennis coach and an up-and-coming politician) are the focus of this story. Savanah and Lucas have been friends from birth, but romantic feelings have the potential to derail years of close friendship. Fear of losing her best friend led her into the arms of Easton, whom she has been with for three years. However, can a three-year relationship trumps years of love and friendship?

All three characters made me want to shake some sense in them. Savannah was the worst of them all. She clearly does not know what she wants. Lying to herself and toying with both men’s emotions.

Easton knew that Savannah’s feelings for him could not compare to what she felt for Lucas, but he would accept the breadcrumbs she offered. Wow! That is so messed up. He would do just about anything to keep her in his life.

I thought Lucas could do so much better than Savannah, but I guess the heart wants what it wants.

There was no chemistry between Savannah and Easton, and it was lacking for her and Lucas. I had a hard time accepting any of them as a couple. Therefore, I could not find it in myself to root for any of them being together.

As with all love triangles, someone will no doubt get hurt, and this was no different.  This was a story filled with lots of misunderstandings, anger, denial and guilt. The one thing missing was communication, which never appeared until near the end. All the pain could have been avoided if only they had communicated. Their lack of communication drove the story.

It may not have been my favourite by the author, but
I enjoyed this story for what it was, an angsty, love triangle romance. If you are a fan of love triangles and angst, then you may like this story.

A new angsty second chance stand alone in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's steamy Record series.

Savannah Maxwell’s life is perfect.

She landed her dream job, is moving to D.C. after graduation, and finally has plans to live with her long-term boyfriend, Easton. Everything is exactly how it should be.

Until the boy next door walks back into her life.

Now, Lucas Atwood is offering her everything she’s ever wanted.

The life she only dreamed of.

How can she choose between the easy love that she thinks she deserves and a second chance with the boy who broke her heart?

To read the other books in The Record Series, visit to below to meet the other Maxwell's:

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
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Monday, November 25, 2019

SIGN UP for COYER Winter 2019

It’s that time again, Winter COYER will run Sunday, December 1st – Saturday, March 7th

COYER- Clean Out Your E-Reads

 #COYER Winter with Friends is hosted by Berls (of Fantasy is More Fun), Michelle (of Because Reading is better than real life), and Stephanie (of  Once Upon a Chapter

The Rules

As always, Winter COYER is the strict version of COYER. You can keep it simple with these basic rules, or go full in with the twist, which we’ll explain fully below.

Read Your E-Reads! Every book you read MUST be in an electronic format – meaning E-Book or Audiobook. It’s okay to start a book before December 1st, you must be less than half way for it to count then review it during COYER.

The books must be FREE or NEARLY FREE! This includes review books, tour books, NetGalley, Edelweiss, etc. What’s nearly free? No more than $2 for eBooks and no more than $5 for Audiobooks (or the equivalent in your currency). Library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited books do not qualify for this COYER.

Announce your participation! This can be a blog post (or if you don’t have a blog – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Booklikes, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.) If you want to list books you would like to read, that’s great, but not necessary. The point is to let everyone know you’re committed to COYER, maybe share some goals, and help spread the word. Not sure how to do your post? Check out this example from a previous COYER.

Make a book recommendation on your sign-up post! This is new, but super easy. When
you write your sign up post (#3 above), recommend 1 book that you think everyone should read. It doesn’t matter if it’s recent or decades old. Genre, length, format… none of it matters.

Link up! Link that post (not just your blog homepage) to the linky on the sign-up post at Because Reading

Review & Link Reviews! Your review may be on your blog, Goodreads, Booklikes, etc. Link the review to the Review Linky (which will be available on the kick off post on December 1st).
Visit Each Other, Chat & Have Fun!

#COYER with Friends

Buddy Reading

Pick a COYER participant to buddy read a book with. This means you read it at the same time and talk about it. You can read as many books at the same time as you’d like, but you can only read 2 books per buddy.

There are NO price or format requirements for books you buddy read.

Review the books! In the review, list your buddy with their number on the sign-up linky and the rating they gave the book.

There will be four read-a-thons this time and every read-a-thon you participate in will earn you another entry in the COYER with Friends Rafflecopter. To participate in a read-a-thon:

Be sure to announce your participation in the Facebook post for that read-a-thon (up the day before the read-a-thon begins)

Read at least one qualifying book. 

Report your results in the Facebook post for that readathon (up the day the read-a-thon ends)

So mark your calendars to participate in as many or as few read-a-thons as you’d like. All Read-a-thons books are exempt from COYER rules. Read whatever format or price you’d like

FFS, I suffer from FOMO! This read-a-thon (FFS= For F*cks Sake & FOMO= Fear of Missing Out) is about reading those books you wanted to read this year but didn’t get around to and runs December 15th – 28th

Honoring Lost Friends. This read-a-thon is in honor of Tiffany and Grace, good blogging friends lost this year to cancer. In honor of them, pick a book from their TBR or Read Shelves on Goodreads (Tiffany’s book list & Grace’s book list) January 5th – January 11th.

Buddy Read. Maybe you’re not feeling up to the challenge of doing lots of Buddy Read books, but you want to get in on the fun for a bit. Join us January 19th – February 8th to buddy read a book or two.

Read Their Book! Read a book from a COYER Participant’s (aka a friend’s!) to-be-read shelf February 16th – February 27th.

As always, there will be social media games, and of course, the COYER Facebook group is a fantastic place to be – all year around.

Recommended Reading 
Read a book that was recommended on someone’s sign-up post. It’s okay if these books don’t meet the Winter COYER requirements.
My recommended read is

The Can Never Know by Sheri Meshal

I have not set any particular goals in regards to the challenge. I will try and read as much of my qualifying books.

Friday, November 22, 2019


Title: Girl Eight
Series: Mercy Harbor Thriller #2
Author:  Melinda Woodhall
Narrator: Melanie Carey 
Publisher: Creative Magnolia
Published: March 18, 2019/ April 30, 2019
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 331
Length: 10hrs 41mins
Speed: 1.20x
Format: ebook/audio book
Source: Book Sirens in exchange for an honest review/ KU/Audible
Purchase: Amazon/Audible

Monday, November 18, 2019

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: I WILL MAKE YOU PAY by TERESA DRISCOLL @TeresaDriscoll #psychologicalthriller #mystery

Title: I Will Make You
Author: Teresa Driscoll
Narrator (s): Steve West, Elizabeth Knowelden
Publisher:  Brilliance Audio
Source:  Kindle Unlimited/Netgalley
Format: Audio Book/ebook
Release Date: October 10, 2019
Length : 9 hrs 23mins
Speed: 1.20x
Reading Challenge: 2019 New Release Challenge, Netgalley and Edelweiss, 
2019 Audio Book Challenge
Purchase: AmazonAudible

Friday, November 15, 2019

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: THE FALL OF LEGEND by MEGHAN MARCH @Meghan_March #Romance #Sexy #YummyAlpha

Title: The Fall of Legend
Series: Legend Trilogy #1
Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Meghan March LLC
Source:  author in exchange for a honest review
Format: ebook
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Reading Challenge: 2019 New Release Challenge
Purchase: AmazonAudible, Kobo

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: THE DOG EARED DIARY by DIANE WING @DianeWingAuthor #CozyMystery @beckvalleybooks

Title: The Dog-Eared Diary
Author: Diane Wing
Series: A Chrissy the Shih Tzu Mystery #1
Publisher: Modern History Press August 21, 2019
Released: August 21, 2019
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Format: eARC 
Pages: 172
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours/Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release Challenge

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Thursday, November 07, 2019

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: TAMING MY WHISKEY by MELISSA FOSTER @Melissa_Foster @beckvalleybooks #Contemporary #Romance

Series: The Whiskeys #6
Publisher: World Literary Press
Released: October 23, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
Format: eARC 
Pages: 380
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release Challenge

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


Title: Nome-O Seeks Juliet
Series: Odds-Are-Good #2
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Katy Regnery
Release Date: November 4, 2019
Format: eArc
Pages: 205
Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions
Purchase: Amazon.Apple.B&N.Kobo
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release Challenge

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Do you like urban fantasy and snarky heroines? Then you'll want to meet necromancer Octavia Hollows and her sidekick Bacon.

We are celebrating the release of The Journals of Octavia Hollows by Stacey Rourke on Audio. This collection features all six journals in the series and was published by The Audio Flow. Come fall in love with this feisty heroine, her pet pig, and the brilliant narration provided by Brenda Scott Wlazlo.


Title: YOU
Series: You #1
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Narrator (s): Santino Fontana
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Audio
Source:  Purchased
Format: Audio Book
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Length : 11 hrs 6 mins
Speed: 1.20x
Purchase: AmazonAudible

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: GYPSY KING by DEVNEY PERRY @devneyperry #Romance #Mystery @Danichez75

Author: Devney Perry
Title: Gypsy King
Series: Tin Gypsy, book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Release Date: October 29, 2019
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release
Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions Ltd
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: SILENT RUN by BARBARA FREETHY @BarbaraFreethy #Romance #Suspense

Title: Silent Run
Series: Sanders Brothers (1)
Author:  Barbara Freethy
Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC
Published: August 22, 2011
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 341
Format: ebook 
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon