Some MUCH needed life updates!

Hey all! Remember how I used to post about other things besides Book Reviews? (NOT that that is a bad thing, but I DO have other interests!).  Yea, me too.  Life has just taken over at the moment—and I mean TAKEN OVER.  I feel like this has been me the past few months:

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So let me fill you in on what’s been happening because they’ve all been MAJOR happenings!

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Book Tuesday: ARC – Edge of Glory

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Title: Edge of Glory (Friendship, Texas #1)
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Victory Editing
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Pages: 225
Buy: Amazon

“Welcome to Conti’s. I’m Lia and I’ll nguhhhhhhhhhhhhh”.

I froze. Directly facing me was Olympic swimmer, Jay Morningstar… and I just made an idiot of myself.

The rest of the table looked up to see me standing there with my mouth practically gaping. His coach, who I recognized from TV interviews, and even two other swimmers from the Olympic team… they didn’t say anything, they didn’t even blink.

“Uh… I mean…”

I couldn’t even put together my words and Jay Morningstar was just staring at me with that Wheaties box smile and those icy blue eyes.

What was I supposed to say? Sorry I just made a weird noise, it’s just that I have a poster of you on my wall where you are wearing nothing more than your gold medals, a smile, and a pair of man panties?

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Book Tuesday: 738 Days

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Title: 738 Days
Author: Stacey Kade
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: June 7, 2016Pages: 432
Buy: Amazon

At fifteen, Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. 738 days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers—Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.

Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college, while she battles PTSD. She’s not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn’t change soon she never will.

Six years ago, Chase Henry defied astronomical odds, won a coveted role on a new TV show, and was elevated to super-stardom. With it, came drugs, alcohol, arrests, and crazy spending sprees. Now he’s sober and a Hollywood pariah, washed up at twenty-four.

To revamp his image, Chase’s publicist comes up with a plan: surprise Amanda Grace with the chance to meet her hero, followed by a visit to the set of Chase’s new movie. The meeting is a disaster, but out of mutual desperation, Amanda and Chase strike a deal. What starts as a simple arrangement, though, rapidly becomes more complicated when they realize they need each other in more ways than one. But when the past resurfaces in a new threat, will they stand together or fall apart?

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As Dreams Are Made Turns TWO!!

Wait…so….seriously?? As Dreams Are Made is TWO???

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Can you believe it?!? That’s just CRAZY!

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Book Tuesday: ARC- The Vanishing Throne

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Title: The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer Trilogy #2)
Author: Elizabeth May
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Steampunk
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Pages: 384
Buy: Amazon

*****Spoilers for The Falconer in description*****

Aileana Kameron, the Falconer, disappeared through the portal that she was trying to close forever. Now she wakes up in the fae world, trapped and tortured by the evil Lonnrach. With the help of an unexpected ally, Aileana re-enters the human world, only to find everything irrevocably changed. Edinburgh has been destroyed, and the few human survivors are living in an uneasy truce with the fae, while both worlds are in danger of disappearing altogether. Aileana holds the key to saving both worlds, but in order to do so she must awaken her latent Falconer powers. And the price of doing that might be her life.

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May Wrap Up in Books

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So May was a bit nuts.  It was my birthday and we’re in the process of getting ready to move–just craziness.  I also might have had a HUGE book hangover after A Court of Mist and Fury so it took me a few days….if you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  I’m actually surprised I read more than last month! I seriously thought I read less since I took off a few days after ACOMAF.  SO GOOD PEOPLE.  So Good.

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Book Tuesday: For the One

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Title: For the One (Gaming the System #5)
Author: Brenna Aubrey
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit
Publisher: Silver Griffon Associates
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Pages: 432
Buy: Amazon

He’s got everything but game….

William Drake is an artistic genius with a photographic memory and the intensity to master practically any task. Oh, and he owns a chunk of a billion-dollar gaming company. A twenty-six year-old guy with his wealth, talent, and good looks shouldn’t have problems winning over women. Except he does. To be exact—and detail-obsessed William is always exact—he’s got problems with Jenna Kovac, the troubled beauty who has his heart working overtime and his tongue tied in knots.

And she can’t afford to lose.

Jenna Kovac is a survivor. When war ripped her world apart, she lost her family, her homeland, and her one true love. She’s made a new life for herself in the US, but she’s learned that nothing is permanent, and some nights it’s not even safe to dream. When a scumbag sells her future out from under her, suddenly the only man who can get it back is William Drake, geeky—but scorching-hot—social disaster. William must learn to stay cool under pressure for the all-important duel he’s about to fight. Unless she can teach him to loosen up, she’ll lose everything. Again.

But Jenna’s got a few things to learn from this irresistibly enigmatic man. As they spend time together, they’re soon exchanging long, slow kisses—and painful secrets. There’s so much more to William.

Something that might be worth taking one more risk…

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Book Tuesday: ARC – All the Feels

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Title: All the Feels: All is Fair in Love and Fandom
Author:Danika Stone
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Pages: 336
Buy: Amazon

College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal.

Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants.

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Book Tuesday: ARC – The Sleeping Prince

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Title: The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #2)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Pages: 336
Buy: Amazon

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

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Rules of Ungagement Chick Lit Blogger!

So I have some awesome news!! I teamed up with one of my absolute besties, Michele, and I am the official book club blogger for Rules of Ungagement!

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