Wednesday, January 30, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: COURTED BY HER COUGAR by FELICITY HEATON @felicityheaton #ParanormalRomance #Shifters





Title : Courted by Her Cougar
Series: Cougar Creek Mates
Publisher: Indie 
Published : September 8 , 2018
Pages: 140
Format: eArc
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review
Reading Challenges: Blogger Shame, COYER Winter
Purchase: Amazon


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: THROUGH THE FIRE by KATIE RUGGLE @KatieRuggle #Romance #Suspense




Title: Through the Fire
Author: Katie Ruggle 
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4
Genres: Romantic Suspense 
Published: 28 August 2018
Pages: 416
Format: eARC 
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Reading Challenges: Netgalley and Edelweiss, 2019 New Release, Blogger Shame
Buy :  Amazon


Through the Fire, the fourth and last book in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. It picks up from the explosive ending in book three. 

This installment differs from the previous books. In this story the heroine is not looking to hiding her identity. She is a police officer. The one thing she shares with the other heroines is that of running from her past. During her relocation to Monroe she meets an awkwardly social, Wesley Marshall.

Wes is a math/computer genius and local fire spotter. Hermit by choice be lives in the middle of now where. He has no friends and finds comfort in his gadgets. As a result, he has difficulty interacting on a social level.

Oh my, I loved their first encounter, which was awkward but sweet. It had me smiling from ear to ear.

Kit’s meeting with her coworkers did not go so well. They kept her at a distance and refused to listen when she disclosed her suspicions regarding their women’ newest roommate. I understood why they reacted the way they did, but Kit being the newcomer was clueless. 

I enjoyed the romance. Wes is so adorable. His interaction with Kit was so full of sweetness and it made me smile throughout it all. I loved how Wes slowly came out of his shell. One highlight for me was when he called his sister to get romantic advise. Awww.

The villain had everyone fooled, well except for Kit and Sam. Kit knew she was up to no good if only she could convince the others. The twist at the end shocked me to the core. That turn of events never once entered my mind, but it fit the story. My heart went out to those who were affected by the event.

I enjoyed this installment; it was fun, sweet and suspenseful. The tying up of the story surrounding Jules was a long time coming, and I thought it was well done.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Another hit from Ruggle. Fans of romantic suspense would enjoy this series.  I recommend that you read the previous books before venturing to this one.







Through the Fire (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #4)Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit. They've been through too much to open their arms to a stranger―and as mysterious fires begin raging across Monroe, she can't convince them to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible.


Wesley March, local fire spotter, knows Kit is right, and he's willing to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the closer they get...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to get revenge―no matter who gets burned in the process.
This time, it's personal.


Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Series:
Run to Ground (Book 1)
On the Chase (Book 2)
Survive the Night (Book 3)
Through the Fire (Book 4)

Monday, January 28, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: KILL THE QUEEN by JENNIFER ESTEP @Jennifer_Estep #Fantasy #Magic





Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
Series: Crown of Shards 1
Publisher: Harper Voyage
Published: October 2, 2018
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 480
Format: eARC 
Source:  Publisher via Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon
Reading Challenges:  Netgalley and Edelweiss, COYER Winter



Friday, January 25, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by MIKA JOLIE @MikaJolie1 #ContemporaryRomance #FriendstoLovers





Rules of Engagement by Mika Jolie
Publication Date: January 25, 2019
Publisher: Mika Jolie
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Source: Author
Format: ebook
Pages :  268
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release,  COYER Winter
BuyAmazon 


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

REVIEW TOUR: TRAILS OF LOVE by MELISSA FOSTER @Melissa_Foster @beckvalleybooks #Contemporary #Romance












Title: Trails of Love
Series: (The Bradens and Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) Book 3)
Publisher: World Literary Press
Released: January 9, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
Format: eARC 
Pages: 300
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release

Available to buy from ...
Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Barnes and Noble    KOBO    iBooks   GPlay   Paperback



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by JILL SHALVIS @JillShalvis #Romance #ContemporaryRomance @avonbooks






Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #7 
Publisher:  Avon  
Published: January 22, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
Pages: 384
Format: eARC 
Source:  Publisher via Edelweiss
Purchase: Amazon
Reading Challenges:  2019 New Release Challenge, 
Netgalley and Edelweiss, COYER Winter,


Monday, January 21, 2019

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: DARKNESS DAWNS by DIANNE DUVALL @DianneDuvall, NARRATED by KIRSTEN POTTER #ParanormalRomance





Title: Darkness Dawns
Author(s):  Dianne Duvall
Series: Immortal Guardians #1
Narrator(s): Kirsten Potter
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Source: Audible Romance Package
Format: Audio Book
Release Date: July 25, 2011
Length :  10 hrs 39mins
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audio Book Challenge
Purchase:  AudibleAmazon


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ with #REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY: DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by MEGHAN MARCH @Meghan_March




Title : Deal with the Devil
Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Red Dress Press
Published : January 15, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 275
Format: eArc
Source: Author 
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release Challenge, COYER Winter

BUY: iBooks | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Kobo | BN


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ with GIVEAWAY : A MERCIFUL FATE by KENDRA ELLIOT @KendraElliot





























Title : A Merciful Fate
Author: Kendra Elliot
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Published : January 15, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense



Monday, January 14, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: BEAUTY IS THE BEAST by JENNIFER ZAMBONI @write_read_tea #UrbanFantasy





Title : Beauty is the Beast
Author: Jennifer Zamboni
Publisher: Jennifer Zamboni
Published : October 24, 2018
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 403
Format: ebook
Source: Author /Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges:  COYER Winter
Purchase: Amazon



Thursday, January 10, 2019

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: ASCENSION by YOLANDA HATCHER NARRATED by ANNE-MARIE AGBODJI, JASON CLARKEl, AMANDA LEIGH COBB, JOHN YORK #URBANFANTASY




Title: Ascension
Author: Yolanda Hatcher
Narrator (s):  Anne-Marie Agbodji, Jason Clarke, Amanda Leigh Cobb, John York
Publisher: Yolanda Hatcher
Source: AudioBook Obsession in exchange for a honest review
Format: Audio Book/ebook
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Length : 7hrs 22mins
Purchase:  AudibleAmazon


Tuesday, January 08, 2019

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: BLACK DIAMOND by SUSANNAH SANDLIN @SusannahSandlin #MontlakeRomance





Title: Black Diamond
Author(s):  Susannah Sandlin
Series: Wilds of the Bayou #2
Narrator(s)Elizabeth Godley
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Source: Netgalley, Kindle Unlimited
Format: Audio Book/ebook
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Length :  9hrs 20mins
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audio Book Challenge, COYER Winter 2018, Netgalley and Edelweiss 2019 Challenge and 2019 Blogger Shame
Purchase:  AudibleAmazon


Monday, January 07, 2019

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: ALL THE RIGHT PLACES by JENNA SUTTON @JSuttonAuthor #ContemporaryRomance





Title: All The Right Places
Author(s):  Jenna Sutton
Narrator(s): Ava Lucas
Publisher: Jenna Sutton
Source: InkSlinger PR in exchange for a honest review
Format: Audio Book
Release Date: October 3, 2018
Length :  10 hrs 6 mins
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audio Book Challenge, COYER Winter 2018
Purchase:  AudibleAmazon



Thursday, January 03, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: FRAGMENTS OF ASH by KATY REGNERY @KatyRegnery #ContemporaryRomance #Fairytaleretellings




Title: Fragments of Ash
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Romance
Publisher:  Katy Regnery
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Format: E-Arc
Pages: 300
Reading Challenges: COYER Winter


Wednesday, January 02, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: DIAMOND FIRE by ILONA ANDREWS @ilona_andrews @avonbooks





Title: Diamond Fire 
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Date Read:  December 31, 2018
Length: 160 pages
Source: Edelweiss
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release Challenge
 COYER Winter
Purchase: Amazon



Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2019 READING CHALLENGES

Audiobook Challenge 2019

This is my first time participating in this challenge. I will be aiming for the socially awkward level (15-20)
This challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.
You can sign up on either blog using the links above.



I aimed for 80 books in 2018 but managed to complete 61, which still puts me in the category of new release veteran.  I will be aiming for new release veteran again but I will be aiming for 80 books again.
This challenge is hosted by Lexxie and Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms.
You can sign up here.



I did not meet my goal of 30 books for 2018. I managed to read 12, however I will still be aiming for 30 for 2019. 
This is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup




I will be aiming for silver level on this challenge.
This is hosted by  Reading Between the Pages.
You can sign up here



I participated in this challenge in 2018 and it was fun, so I decided to do it again.
This is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup




This year the Reading Assignment Challenge has evolved into something different.  It’s like you have grown up and graduated high school. That’s right! We are off to college, which means a lot more choice and freedom! Hosted by the lovely ladies at Because Challenges. Lots of rules so go check out their post!


I am taking Professor Genre’s class and doing the beginner level of reading one book from my chosen genre per month. My chosen genre for the month is thriller/suspense. I am just going to be a part-time student and take one class.