Friday, 12 January 2018

Book Blogger Hop: What upcoming titles are looking forward to reading in 2018?

Following on from last weeks post on my top five books of 2017, I follow it up with the next semi-obligitory blog post of a new year; what books I'm looking forward to this year!

This week's Book Blogger Hop question - "What upcoming titles are looking forward to reading in 2018?" - is a nice little prompt for me to do that.

Most books I'm looking forward to in 2018 are continuations of existing book series. I think the reason for this is that I actively track my favourite series, desperate to get my hands on the next one, whereas with standalones I don't tend to know they exist until they approach release and start cropping up randomly on my radar. 
Therefore, the books I'm most looking forward to in 2018 - at present - are:

February 2018

I'm ever so slightly enraged that the Chaos series is returning in the form of a novella - Snapper and Rosalie deserve so much more!!! - but I'm stupidly excited for it all the same!

March 2018
Book 5 in the Alpha and Omega series! 
I love Anna and Charles!
This is a fantastic Urban Fantasy series.

April 2018

The BDB! It's becoming an example of the series that never ends but I don't care cause it's awesome!

May 2018
The conclusion to the Kate Daniels series! 😭
I don't want this series to end but I'm desperate to get my hands on this book! 

May 2018
The continuation of ACOWAR series!
It's only a novella but from what I understand it kicks off the next story arc in this series and I'm really excited to catch up with old favourites and to see what fate has in store from them next.

Fall 2018
I'm gutted that this book got pushed back from May! 
After the stonker of a cliffhander at the end of Empire of Storms it's beyond cruel to make us wait until fall for the conclusion to this breath-taking series! 
However, I understand the author's reasons, family is more important than anything, and I'm sure the year will fly-by and I'll have it in my grubby little mitts before I know it!

December 2018

Finally! The last installment in The Dark Artifices trilogy. 
Once I have this in my hands I can finally read the first two parts sitting on my shelf for I haven't been able to bring myself to do it until now. I hate the nail biting wait in between them so I wait and then I binge.


I'm sure there are so many I've missed but I'll pick them up as I go on my way.

Happy reading!


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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Sneaky Peak! Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington

I was approved for this preview MONTHS ago on Netgalley, but I was holding off on reading it until a little bit closer to the release date. When the release date of the book was pushed back I delayed some more as who wants to read a few chapters of a book, only for it to abruptly end, then spend almost a year waiting to find out what happens?
Not me.
I can barely wait five minutes for the kettle to boil without losing my patience.
However, it's January. 
The book releases in April. 
I thought I'd be safe enough reading the preview now... And okay, the fact it was sitting on my Netgalley list as unread for so long was annoying me. 
But I thought I really did think it'd be ok!
And I was wrong.
I was hideously, horribly, unforgivably wrong.
Waiting five minutes to read the rest of this book is five minutes too many, let along four and a half months!
What the hell was I thinking?!
I got five chapters. 
Five perfect chapters that sucked me straight in and made me feel giddy.
Five chapters that presented an addictive romance and story. 
Five chapters that teased me with a story I have a feeling I'm really going to love.
And that is a problem. 
Want to know why?
Because it doesn't release until APRIL 24th!
Bah humbug to my first 'read' of the New Year.
Well, bah until the 24th of April and then it'll be hello my precious.

Here's hoping the rest of the book lives up to expectations and that spring comes quickly!

I've added the blurb and stuff in an attempt to convince others to join me in impatiently waiting on April.
You're welcome.

(P.S I LOVE this cover!!! 😍)

Summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you’ll never forget.

Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she’ll have to decide if her favourite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she’s brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam’s under wraps.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Book Blogger Hop: Favourite books of 2017

I was contemplating whether I should do one of these posts... 
They seem to be semi-obligatory at this point in the year but I quite often lack the energy to evaluate past books and rank them against each other. 
However, when I saw that this week's Book Blogger Hop question was, "What are your five most favorite books in 2017?" I figured I might as well join in.

Here are my 'top 5' reads of 2017, in no particular order:

(Contemporary Romance)

Mariana Zapata's slow-burn romances NEVER disappoint but I found Wait For It to be the best of the bunch. 
It's full of heart, great characters, love, and life.
I can't recommend it highly enough. 

(Mature YA / NA Fantasy Romance)

Okay. I know this one is a bit of a cheat as it's three books but the trilogy was one of my favourite reads of 2017. 
I loved them. 
I inhaled them, one after the other and wanted more when they were finished. 
If I HAD to pick a favourite, I'd choose book three - A Court of Wings and Ruin - but you can't read book three without having read the other two so... I add the trilogy to the list! 

(Urban Fantasy)

Ride The Storm was one of my most anticipated reads for 2017. 
A conclusion to the 'second act' in Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer series and I - being the Cassie & Pritkin shipper that I am - LOVED it. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, and it certainly isn't something you can just jump into without having read previous books, but if you are/were a fan of this series then you've gotta read it. 
Now for the two/three year wait on the next one... 😭 

(Urban Fantasy)

I know... This is another series, not a single book, but Ilona Andrews has dominated my reading list this past year. Their stories - all their worlds - are so well written and engrossing and I haven't been able to get enough!
I've inhaled The Hidden Legacy series, The Innkeeper series, the first two books in The Edge Series and the entirety of the Kate Daniels series, including all associated novels/novellas. 
Off the top of my head, that's 23 novels/novellas written by Ilona Andrews, but the Kate Daniels series is my favourite. 
If that's not enough of a reason to break the rules again and add a series / author to my 'favourites of 2017 list' then you have no soul.

(MC Romance)

I enjoy Joanna Wylde's Reapers MC series and I loved how this novella continued that series but took place with a different chapter of the Reapers.
I don't know why I enjoyed this one so much but I did... It's dark and gritty, the romance is a little unconventional, but I really liked it. It's had several re-reads already and I know I'll probably re-read it again in the not so distant future. I only wish it was longer! 


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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Cover Reveal: The Upside to Being Single

Hey all!
Check out the cover for Emma Hart's up-coming standalone, The Upside of Being Single!

Releases 30th January 2018

If anyone asks, I knew better than to flash my boobs for Mardi Gras beads.

I still don’t know why I did it.
Maybe it was the dare from my two best friends. 
Maybe it was the guys on the balcony saying they’d throw Fireball shots with the beads.
Or maybe it was the quiet guy in the corner of that same balcony with piercing gray eyes, wavy dark hair, and a smile so tempting I wanted to climb up there and lick it off his face.
Maybe it was because I never thought I’d see them again.
Not that it matters. Not today.
Because the hotel I manage was finally bought—and the guy who walks in and introduces himself as my new boss is Mr. Tall, Dark, and Silent.

There are many upsides to being single.
Your new boss knowing what your boobs look like?
Not one of them.

Pre-Order Links:
Amazon Amazon UK -  Nook -  iBooks - Kobo

About The Author:
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.



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