Wednesday, 20 March 2019

CWW: Eli's Triumph by Joanna Wylde

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. 
Generally, they're books that have yet to be released. 
It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Eli's Triumph by Joanna Wylde

Joanna Wylde seems to have stopped writing full-length novels in the Reaper's MC series but I'm eternally grateful for the continued novellas!

Peaches Taylor spent the last seven years slinging drinks and dodging drunks at the Starkwood Saloon. Some might call it a dead end job, but to her it was an investment—another six months, and she’d have enough money to buy the place.

Life would've been perfect if Eli hadn’t come home.

Eli King is ready to settle down. He stood by his brothers when they needed him, paying the price for their freedom with his own. Now it’s time to claim his reward—the Starkwood Saloon. He’s got the cash to buy the bar, the skills to run it, and just one person standing between him and his dream: Peaches Taylor.

She’s been driving him crazy since they were kids, and not in the good way. When she was six, she shoved a spider down his pants. When he was ten, he locked her in a closet overnight. Then she hot-wired his car at seventeen, and things got ugly…

They’re adults now, and the Starkwood isn’t a toy to fight over—it’s the hill they’ll die on. No prisoners. No compromises. No mercy.

Peaches Taylor and Eli King are going to war. 

What book is on your list for this week? Let me know in the comments.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Weekly Update #52

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!

Work is evil and I'm questioning my career choices as I do frequently but no more so than March.
I hate March.
If it wasn't the month of my son's birthday I'd demand it burned to the ground and the earth salted so March could never re-spawn.

But anyway...

This week, I barely touched a book, had lots of late work nights and have been so brain dead I've turned to comfort TV to keep the spirits up.
I've also been trying to keep peopley interactions to a minimum as my internal filters are failing and I cannot trust what will come out my mouth, lol.
I seriously feel like hanging a 'do not disturb until April' sign around my neck.

On the bright side, it was the little dude's birthday on Thursday so we had dinner out followed by a few games of 10-pin bowling at the local bowling alley. As it was a work/school day we started celebrations after school and he got to bed far later than a usual school night but you only turn 8 once!
One of his gifts was a 12ft trampoline. 
His old trampoline was getting on the small side so we got rid of it when we moved and promised him a new one and now seemed like as good a time as any! However, it's been so freaking wet and windy thanks to Storm Gareth that we've had zero opportunity to build it up for him. Fingers crossed for an opportunity sometime this week.!

I blame it on life stealing my soul.

Kindle Freebies

I love the cover for Moonshine & Magic!

Book Club Freebie

If you sign up to join the 'Romance Read of the Month club' you get sent a free book every month from a whole range of authors. Last month was Jennifer L. Armentrout (and once I didn't own already) and this month it's an author I've never heard of and another book I don't own!
I call this a win and even though the book is different from what I'd go for, it's a romance and it sounds interesting so I'll give it a go!

I've been binge commenting on weekends lately because I'm so zonked during the week.

I've also been really poor at getting around all the Sunday Posters! Sorry, usually I comment on Sunday Post posts Sunday mornings then again on Sunday evening but the past couple of weeks the evening session has been abandoned because of other things taking precedence. I'll hopefully get my mojo back soon.
I have been trying to respond to those who have left comments but if I've missed you, sorry!

I finished my re-watch of The Musketeers!

Man, I miss that show. I seriously love it.

Book Blogger Hop: NetGalley, Edelweiss, both or neither?
CWW: Playing to Win by Kelly Jamieson

I have posts scheduled for Top Ten Tuesday, Can't Wait Wednesday and the Book Blogger Hop!

Have a great week all!

Friday, 15 March 2019

Book Blogger Hop: Do you use NetGalley, Edelweiss, both, or neither?

About The Meme
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, it was relaunched by The Coffee Addicted Writer on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. 
There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

Do you use NetGalley, Edelweiss, both, or neither?

I'm signed up for both NetGalley and Edelweiss but I typically just use NetGalley.

To be honest, I don't think I understand Edelweiss, it's all very messy, busy and unintuitive.
I'm rarely declined on NetGalley but on Edelweiss I'm rarely approved!
This is a shame because I think that the selection of books on Edelweiss is often superior to that of NetGalley.

I think there must be some kind of wizardry involved in Edelweiss approvals... Some metaphorical secret handshake to stick in your 'about me' section that lets the publishers know you're in the club and to tick the yes button every time you ask nicely for a book.

I would say if anybody knows what that is to let me in on the secret but, actually, please don't.
I really don't want to fall into the ARC trap pit again. I've been relatively well behaved of late and I still have about a dozen eARCs to wade through.


To view the linky list of this weeks Hop participants, please visit The Coffee Addicted Writer.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

CWW: Playing to Win by Kelly Jamieson

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. 
Generally, they're books that have yet to be released. 
It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Playing to Win by Kelly Jamieson

Hockey is my favourite type of sports-romance so I cannot wait to read this even though Kelly Jamieson is a new-to-me author!

After an injury forced Théo Wynn to give up professional hockey, he turned to his second love: numbers. Now, as the general manager of his grandfather’s NHL team, the Los Angeles Condors, Théo is dying to prove to the rest of his family—especially the brother who betrayed him—that he’s just as successful as the rest of them. If only Théo had a gorgeous woman on his arm to complete the picture. . . .

Lacey Olson needs to get out of Las Vegas right now, thanks to her no-good, crooked brother. When a handsome stranger who’s out partying with friends comes to her rescue in the cocktail lounge where she works, they strike up a conversation that leads to a crazy plan: her leaving with Théo for L.A. tomorrow. A few drinks later, the idea gets even crazier: a quickie marriage that works for both of them.

But back in California, Lacey immediately turns Théo’s precise, well-ordered life into one big beach party. And before long, she’s tempting him with her smart mouth, sexy body, and sunny charm. The last thing Théo needs is a real relationship to distract him. Because he only plays to win. . . .

What book are you excited for this week?