Sunday, 29 April 2018
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!
I got my car back on Monday - after £366 of repairs! - and all seemed fine up until Thursday when it broke down again! Turns out the repair part was faulty so the garage is replacing it and gave me a courtesy car while they work. It's a bit annoying but at least I don't have anything more to pay!
This week was also parents evening and it was difficult as usual... My little dude is brilliant. He is way ahead of the curve with his learning - it's something that's been remarked on since nursery school when he was barely two years old - and therefore parents evening is a source of pride for my child... But while his academics may be effortlessly advanced, he struggles with the social aspects, with understanding people and emotions and it causes problems which break my heart.
I think the school would LOVE to be able to put him into a box - an ADHD or somewhere on the spectrum box - so that they'd be able to reconcile all his quirks with a tidy little label but he eludes classification and all I can hope for is that as he grows older he is better able to adapt.
Oh, the joys of being a parent!
Beyond that, nothing much of note happened this week.
Blood Type by K.A. Linde
OMG! The ending of this book almost killed me but it was so good...
Rome by Joanna Wylde
I love the Reapers MC and this was an enjoyable installment but won't be a favourite.
I'll be reviewing Rome on the blog tour this week.
Mute by ML Nystrom
This was an enjoyable read.
It was a lot tamer and more cuddly than most MC novels and I enjoyed the lighter side of the MC universe.
This week... This week I added two KU books to the reading pile, one 99p sale, one freebie, and one splurge.
I'm hunting for a new UF fix and this one - where the lead character is a werewolf - sounds pretty good! Fingers crossed I've found a new series to sink into!
All are available on Kindle Unlimited so if it's good, I'm binge reading!
Another KU selection! I was quite excited about reading it until I saw something disturbing about it on another blog and now I'm hesitant as to whether to read it.
This beauty was only 99p!
I love Ginger Scott's books but I haven't read this duo yet. Picking up part one on sale was too much to pass up.
This was a freebie!
I love this cover. It calls to me. It made me buy the book.
I was helpless to resist...
The blurb sounds awesome too.
Yet to begin.
Well, we cheated and went to see Infinity War before finishing the re-watch and I can't talk about Infinity War because spoilers and because I'm emotionally compromised and don't know when I'll recover. Possibly not until I get to watch part two next year...
However! We decided that despite having watched Infinity War, we're going to finish the re-watch anyways - and possibly go to see Infinity War again - so next up is Antman!
MCU aside, we've been watching A Series of Unfortunate Events season two and really enjoyed it. Especially the professor and the little dude... They thought it was all kinds of awesome.
Blog Tour & Review: A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall
Blitz: Rome by Joanna Wylde
Blog Tour & Review: Blood Type by K.A. Linde
Book Blogger Hop: Have you ever thought about writing an angry letter to...
Coming up this week I have a blitz, a blog tour, some weekly meme participation and some reviews!
A new giveaway also kicks off on Tuesday so be sure to stop by and check it out.
Have a great week all!
Friday, 27 April 2018
This Week's Question:
Have you ever thought of writing a respectful, but angry letter to an author to ask them WHY they killed off one of your favorite characters in a novel?
Erm, no. I can't say that I have.
I can honestly say that I haven't even thought about doing it either.
In fact, as I write this, I'm struggling to recall a character whose death sent me into a flying rage which is the state I'd get ranty -respectful or otherwise - and I can't think of one.
I've been saddened by the death of many a favourite character before, a little angry sure, but never enraged.
I think you'd have to be truly incensed to send a howler to an author over what they chose to do with a character of their own creation.
My propensity for getting emotionally involved with fictional characters is a running joke amongst my family and friends but I obviously just don't care enough about their deaths.
However, you switch this around and make it about romantic interests doing shitty things or bad things happening to my favourite couples and I'd be tempted, lol.
That's one of the reasons I read romance... You're almost certainly guaranteed a happy ever after!
To view the linky list of this weeks Hop participants, please visit The Coffee Addicted Writer.
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Hello and welcome to the blog tour of BLOOD TYPE by K.A. Linde!
I have my thoughts on the book to share as well as book details, links, teasers, and an excerpt.
P.S - I freakin' loved this book.
A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.
For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.
In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.
Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.
For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.
Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match.
Third person, limited to Reyna.
There are a couple of characters that don't like hearing the word no...
No, this is book one in a series.
Book one in a three book series...
If I answer this, it'd be a spoiler... Or would it?
Is it a spoiler to not answer?
Let's just say yes. No. Maybe. Kind of. No.
Same as above!
Oh, there are so many things I could say about this book.
So many things!
But I honestly don't know what to say.
I'm just... Shocked. And have a book hangover.
A serious book hangover...
Ok, here goes!
I loved it.
I loved the concept, I loved the writing style (it was my first KA Linde) and I liked the characters.
The chemistry between Reyna and Beckham was smoking hot.
The pace of the story was just right.
The information teases and setups were gripping. Throughout the book, I had so many suspicions and theories... And I was right on a couple of things! However, there is so much more to come and I cannot wait!
The book was unputdownable and I swear to god I was in a near perpetual state of anxiety throughout the entire thing waiting for something bad to happen, for the other shoe to drop, and for it to all go wrong... And it did!
OMG the ending!!
Why did it have to end like that?!
I hate cliffhangers and this was just too much!
I can't take it! I may actually die and I can't die because I need to know what happens!
I think paranormal romance lovers who like their PNR with an edge - this edge being a pseudo-dystopian setting - should definitely read this and fear not on the cliffie! For book two is out soon.
Sexy and sultry... I like it!
That was the moment Beckham appeared in the doorway like a storm cloud.
Reyna straightened in her seat at the expression on his face. He walked across the room like a tightly coiled spring ready to explode.
“Ah Beckham, there you are,” Harrington said.
“Excuse me, William. I need to speak with Reyna. Alone.”
She hastened out of her seat and followed him around the corner. He tugged her straight through the kitchens, out the back door, down a corridor, and into a dead end. Then her back was slammed against the brick wall. His fist connected with the wall behind her, and she felt the wall shudder. Debris floated onto her shoulders.
“You left,” he growled.
“I . . .”
“No.” He pressed his finger to her lips roughly. She stopped breathing and just stared up into his eyes as dark as night. Her body trembled under the feral stare. “You left without me.”
The silence was weighted. All she could do was sit with their bodies nearly touching. His finger on her mouth. Her mind wandering to hellacious places.
“You are my subject. Can you imagine what it was like when I found you missing? When you turned up with three of my kind?” She shook her head minutely. He bared his teeth to her, and she shrank back. “These are meant to drink your blood. To drink you dry until there is nothing left of your body but a dry corpse. We are killers. We don’t hesitate. Just because we’re wearing suits and seem more like you . . . does not mean we are like you. We are not like you. They especially are not like you. The only way you get to the top of Visage is to be fucking ruthless, Reyna. Do you understand?”
“You’re . . . scaring me,” she whispered.
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.