Thursday, 31 May 2018

Blitz: The Boyfriend Experience by JA Huss


Hey hey book peeps!
JA Huss has a new book out this week, The Boyfriend Experience, and it sounds HOT!
I haven't read this series yet but it's on the wishlist for sure.


I like this cover! 
It's bright, fun and has a nice summery feel to it.


From NYT Bestselling Author, JA Huss, comes a new sexy standalone in the Jordan's Game series. 

I NEED A BOYFRIEND… and I need one now…

WANTED
One bad-ass man with boyfriend experience.
Must be willing to fight dirty and work weekends, nights, and overtime.
Bad attitude a must. Bonus points if you’re hot, athletic, and sporting tattoos. 

When I asked Jordan Wells for a Boyfriend Experience game I didn’t expect to get stuck with billionaire real-estate agent, Lawton Ayers. He doesn’t exactly fit the job description. 

WANTED
One professional woman with business experience.
Must be willing to build a future together.
Successful entrepreneur a must. Bonus points if you’re a crazy local legend.

When Jordan Wells offered up Oaklee Ryan a last-minute business partner to seal a deal I’ve been working on for years, I didn’t expect beautiful, sexy, and multi-orgasmic to be on her list of qualifications.

But that’s what I got. And she’s perfect just the way she is.

Too bad she doesn’t want me to be HER boyfriend. Because she bought me for someone else…









JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller's list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.




Sunday, 27 May 2018

Weekly Update #13


Welcome!

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!


This week has mostly been a big ol' bag of I don't give a crap. 
I gained 1lb at my Slimming World group, neglected my blog all week and had the most frustrating week at work... But the little dude came second in his school sports day races on Friday and this weekend is a bank holiday weekend (3 days off!) so I just need to pick my motivation up off the floor and make next week a good one!


Branded By Fire by Danielle Annett


⭐⭐

This kicked off my reading week and resulted in major rage face.
I just... WTF?
If this is the final book in the series, I'm frickin' returning every one of them for this is not an ending!
All the things not resolved... The abruptness. 
I shit you not, I thought the file was corrupted and I was missing half the book the ending is that abrupt and frustrating.
😠

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata


Re-Read

After the frustrations of my other read this week, I wanted something soothing, sweet and funny so I turned to a favourite. 
I think I loved this book even more the second time around.


Full Price


I bought it, I read it, I'm so pissed off with it I'm seriously contemplating returning it.

Freebies!


I've read a few Mia Sheridan books before and enjoyed them. Picking up some more while free was a no-brainer.

99p Reads


Apparently, the freebie Mia Sheridan books I bought are two-parters... But the other halves were on sale at 99p (nice marketing ploy there!) so I picked them up too. It'd be really annoying to read the freebies and then realise I don't have the rest of the story!

Kindle Unlimited


There are 3 Mariana Zapata books that I haven't read. 
Lingus is one of them but it's now available on KU, therefore, it's time I read it!


GDPR.... 
GDPR, aka the devil, came into effect and I swear to the big man upstairs I've never had so many unsolicited and unwanted contact from random companies than I've had this past week!
Good news is most all of them will now legally have to disappear off my radar forever.
😀



This week I finished S2 of SOA and got almost caught up on The Big Bang Theory. 


Cover Reveal: Cry Baby by Ginger Scott
Book Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews


Next week... What on earth do I have next week?
I don't remember and I can't find my notebook. 
I REALLY need to blog ahead a bit to avoid the slumps and save myself from disorganisation.


I haven't progressed any of my reading challenges....


Have a great week all!



Saturday, 26 May 2018

Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews




The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.




ebook.


Full Length Novel.


Third Person.


No.


No.


No.


Yes.


No.


No.


Yes.


I’m an Ilona Andrews fan. 
Anybody who spends more than 5 minutes flicking through my book reviews will know this, therefore it won’t be a surprise that I really enjoyed Bayou Moon. 

This book focuses on a different part of The Edge, a weird place between a magical realm and Earth as we know it. 
It is the book of William from book one in this series, On The Edge, and a new bunch of characters. 
The leader of the new motley crew of individuals you grow to like and love is Cerise, the kick-ass head of her family and, oddly enough, she turns out to be a perfect match for our wolf.

The book is action packed from the get go and combined with the chemistry between William and Cerise it was an addictive read and hard to put down!

I particularly liked the ending and catching up with Rose and Declan and others from the first book… William’s relationship with little shapeshifter Jack was too adorable for me to handle and I just wanted to jump into the book and squeeze them!

I hope we get to see more of the characters introduced in Bayou Moon in future books. 


This cover isn't bad. It captures the characters and the feel of the book pretty well. Much better than the cover for book one!


“The judge's massive eyebrows crept up. "Kaldar. Are you the one speaking for the plaintiff today?" 
"Yes, Your Honor."

"Well, shit," Dobe said. "I guess you're familiar with the law. You hit it over the head, set its house on fire, and got its sister pregnant.” 

💬

“Fuck easy, Ceri. If you love him, fight for him. Nothing worth keeping is free in this world.” 

💬

“Life was too short and ended too suddenly. If you didn't take advantage of what you had today, tomorrow it might be ripped from you.” 

💬