Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
We love getting new books and seriously can't wait to dive into them.
How about you? What new books did you get?



Waiting on Wednesday: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
This week pick is:

 The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Release: June27th 2017

An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sumptuous romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't


Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's TTT is: Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't (topic originally done March 2013) -- anyone else have a mile long list of series to start like I do??

 This list is a little scary now that I've sat and looked at it. The sad part about this, is that I own all of these books. Even sadder, I've owned them for a long time! But worst of all, I've got way more than the 10 on this list!




Book Review: Blood Rose by Danielle Rose

Title: Blood Rose
Author: Danielle Rose
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Pages: 334
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Paranormal

There’s no wrath like that of a witch scorned.

As one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries.

But on the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she’s sworn to kill, Avah vows revenge on those who took her former life from her.

As Avah slowly transitions into a life of blood and war, she realizes everything she’s been told is a lie.
Overall, I defiantly enjoyed this book, and am very much looking forward to next installment, as Blood Rose ended so....abruptly, coitus interruptus if you will, that I need more, right now. 

I really, really, really wanted to give this book a 4 Star, and there were defiantly a lot of 4 Star moments in Blood Rose, but for a good portion in the middle of the book, I was quite disappointed with the character development of the main character, Avah, whose name I adore, by the way.

This book is faced paced and engaging. I was roped in from the first page. Avah was so kick ass and strong. I loved being in her head. I got hard core Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibes. Being a huge fan of Buffy, I loved every moment when the vibes hit. I mean, Avah is a vampire slayer! And the chosen one! Not to mention she had quirky one liners for her vampire foes, just like Buffy did.

But then something happens to Avah, and by the end of Chapter 3, I felt like she was not the same character at all. All of a sudden she was no longer this strong, kick ass vampire slayer, she turned into this weak, follower of a girl. I defiantly saw glimpses of her while I continued reading though, and by end of Chapter 10, she was 100% back to "normal".

There was also some instalove that I was not trilled about, though I did love the romance between Avah and Jasik. There were some seriously swoon worthy scenes, and great romantic tension. And boy oh boy did I love Jasik. He is such a great male lead. A great mix of strong alpha male and puppy dog sweetness.

A new character is introduced at the end of the book, and I am utterly in love with him. I need more of this character ASAP. I already know that he is in the second installment, and I need it immediately because the way the first book ended with him! Lordy! Not to mention that I can already see a love triangle in the future, and I also get the distinct impression that he may be the villain! And I do so love me a good villain!

I believe the e-book is only $0.99, and I would defiantly recommend you snag it at this price.

Cover Reveal: Broken Melody by Jennifer Miller

He’s a rock star destroying himself to ease his guilt.
Maddox Colt is pissed as hell. Yes, he’s been labeled “messed up” in the press lately, but he has a reason. Right now, the alcohol and bad choices cover the pain. But, the label for Maddox’s band is done with his antics. They’ve delivered an ultimatum, add a girl to the group for a fresh new look and sound, or they’ll be dropped. He may be forced into this decision, but he’s sure as hell not going to like it. That all changes the moment he hears Sailor Blue sing. 
She’s determined to forget her painful past.
Sailor Blue is so good at faking being happy she’s beginning to believe it herself. Tending bar in downtown LA pays the bills just fine and she’s even managed to make some friends. She’s doing her best to forget and move on. Losing herself in work and music helps. Until one night her life is forever changed with an invitation to audition for the band Graffiti. 
Together they’ll write a new melody.
Their love of music brought them together, and if they dare to accept their unspoken love for each other they can realize that broken melodies can be whole. 
Make  sure to add it to your GOODREADS today!

Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer’s love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own. Quickly learning that dreams don’t just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change.
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