Aug 102016
 
"Waiting on" Wednesday: Leave Me by Gayle Forman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it features an upcoming release you’re looking forward to. What book am I anticipating so much it’s making my reader heart skip a beat? ~ synopsis from Goodreads ~ For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention–meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 052016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#6)

Well, this is me, so as usual, I picked up one M/M book fully prepared to move on to something else when I was done. That rarely happens, and it sure as heck didn’t happen this time. I don’t know what it is about the genre (sub-genre?) that grips me. Once I’m in, it’s hard to find my way out. I find M/M to be brimming with emotions that don’t feel forced and filled with angst that is beautifully done. I found some really good (and funny) reads with this bunch. And one full-on bust. ūüôĀ Adulting 101 by Lisa [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 112016
 
AH's Mini Reviews

It’s summertime up here in the Great White North and when you live in a wintry climate, you learn to embrace summer and enjoy every precious moment of warmth and sunshine. I never complain when it’s hot and humid – I head out to my outdoor deck, lemonade (or glass of wine) in hand, and my Kobo in the other. Here’s some of my picks for a light summer read: Pick #1 Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton Series: Hudson Valley #2 (can be read as a standalone book) Genre: Contemporary Romance, humor Release date: July 12, 2016 All [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 272016
 
On the Hunt |Tracking an Epic Romance!

  Isn’t there¬†no better feeling than finding a book that’s like magic in your hands. ¬†A story that, from page one, sucks you in and holds you hostage. ¬†One that when you get to the end and you can feel your heart squeezing, and your soul aching, and you just clutch the book to your chest because you know that physically putting it down would be like ripping off the toughest of band-aids. I’ve felt that way about only a handful of books¬†and the sad fact is that, despite rereads, I’ll never get that initial feeling again. ¬†There is literally [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 182016
 
New Release Review: Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost

Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost Mortal Eternity #1 Genre: YA Sci-Fi Publication Date: April 5th, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books, LLC   Synopsis from Goodreads:  The future is bright for 16-year-old Ava Holland and the residents of Evereach. They don’t have to worry about old age or even getting sick. In their world, humans regenerate, heal, and live for hundreds of years. Mortality isn’t something to fear. Disease has been all but eradicated. Everything changes when Ava watches her brother die and he doesn’t regenerate. Ava’s genetics are called into question by the government, scientists, extremists, and Ava herself. Could her genes hold [ Read More of this Review ]

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon

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Mar 182016
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon

AAAWelcome to our blog tour stop for JENNIFER FALLON‘s new book THE LYRE THIEF. This is the first book in a new series, War of the Gods, but it also connects to Ms. Fallon’s other Hythrun Chronicles novels.¬†New readers, have no fear!¬† This was my first Jennifer Fallon novel and I had no trouble reading¬†The Lyre Thief.¬† The world building and character introductions are done so well that anyone could jump right in with this book! Guest Post AAA The Demographics of Fantasy Jennifer Fallon A few years ago, I had the interesting experience of doing a book signing with [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

Early Review: She’s Not There by Joy Fielding

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Feb 182016
 
Early Review: She's Not There by Joy Fielding

She’s Not There by Joy Fielding Genre: General Fiction Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads:¬† A lifetime ago, every year Carole Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, fifteen years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Carole is forced to relive the kidnapping by reporters who call every year on the anniversary of Samantha‚Äôs disappearance. However, this year when the phone rings, Carole hears [ Read More of this Review ]

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New Release Review: Cold Fusion by Harper Fox

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Jan 202016
 
New Release Review: Cold Fusion by Harper Fox

Cold Fusion by Harper Fox Genre: M/M Contemporary¬†Romance Publication Date: January 5th, 2016 Publisher:¬†Samhain Publishing ¬† Synopsis from Goodreads: Their love is the catalyst that could save the planet‚Ķor cost their lives. As an environmental activist for Peace Warrior, Kier Mallory never hesitated to throw himself into dangerous situations. Until his hotheadedness costs the lives of two fellow crewmembers on an anti-whaling mission. He finds no refuge in his hometown on Scotland‚Äôs north coast, where everyone knows what this son of a broken fisherman has done. Effectively homeless, Mal returns to one of his favorite places‚ÄĒSpindrift, a rustic colony of [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 142016
 
New Release Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and  Margaret K. McElderry Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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Review: Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley

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Nov 162015
 
Review: Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley

Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley Book #1 in¬†Moonlight Square Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: October 13th, 2015 ARC provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads:¬†Jason Hawthorne, the Duke of Netherford, made it clear to the young, lovesick Felicity Carvel long ago that nothing could ever happen between them. He has earned his reputation as the Duke of Scandal–and she’s his best friend’s little sister. For honor’s sake, he vows to stay away from the lovely innocent. But six years of the wealthy libertine’s life have left Jason empty and jaded, while Felicity has blossomed into a strong, beautiful woman, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton

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Nov 052015
 
Early Review: No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton

No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton Book #2.5 in Duke’s Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads:¬†What does a lady do when a man she‚Äôs never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn‚Äôt scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what‚Äôs her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens? James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He‚Äôs faced danger and disaster‚Ķhe fears nothing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

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Oct 162015
 
Review: The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley Genre:¬†YA¬†Contemporary Publication Date: January¬†1st, 2014 Publisher:¬†Elephant Rock Productions, Inc ¬† Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she’ll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford

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Oct 012015
 
Review: Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford

Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford Hellsinger #1 Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance Publication Date: December 30th, 2013 Publisher: Dream Spinner Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: When his Uncle Mortimer died and left him Hoxne Grange, the family’s Gilded Age estate, Tristan Pryce knew he wasn’t going to have an easy time of it. He was to be the second generation of Pryces to serve as a caretaker for the estate, a way station for spirits on their final steps to the afterlife. The ghosts were the simple part. He’d been seeing boo-wigglies since he was a child. No, the difficult part was [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 1, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 182015
 
New Release Review: One Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley

One Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley Book #0.5 in Moonlight Square Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: September 11th, 2015 ARC provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: At the ripe old age of two-and-twenty, Lady Katrina Glendon just can’t seem to snare a husband. Whether her frank tongue or slightly eccentric ways bear the blame, she faces a houseful of younger sisters clamoring for her, the eldest, to marry and move aside before they all end up as spinsters. When her latest suitor defects and proposes to another girl, Trinny throws up her hands in despair of ever finding a fiancé. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 18, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 032015
 
Review: The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson

The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson Genre:¬†YA Contemporary Fiction/Sci-Fi/Magical Realism Publication Date: March¬†24th, 2015 Publisher:¬†Little Brown & Company Synopsis from Goodreads: After Henry’s girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. Cause and effect, once so reliable, no longer appear to be related in any recognizable manner. Either he’s hallucinating, or the strength of his heartbreak over Val has unhinged reality itself. After weeks of sleepless nights and sick delusions, Henry decides to run away. If he can only find Val, he thinks, everything will make [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

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Feb 092015
 
Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

We’re¬†very¬†excited to be hosting¬†Sharon Lynn Fisher on the blog again¬†today!¬† You might remember her from our previous Featured Author Friday post.¬†Her science fiction novels are some of our favorites and we equally loved her newest book, Echo 8.¬† Be sure to watch for our upcoming review in a Science Fiction Saturday feature.¬† One of the best things about Sharon’s books is that she is able to blend her science fiction and romance elements seamlessly to create a perfect balance.¬† This time, Sharon’s tackling parapsychology.¬† Check out our guest post from Sharon below where she discusses just what parapsychology is and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

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Jan 272015
 
January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 132015
 
Early Reviews: When Good Earls Go Bad by Megan Frampton and Revealing Ruby by Lavinia Kent

HISTORICAL ROMANCE REVIEWS When Good Earls Go Bad: A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella by Megan Frampton Book #1.5 in Dukes Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads:¬†What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his new housekeeper! She’s a far cry from the gray-haired woman he expected. Matthew is no fan of surprises, and Annabelle Tyne is pure temptation. Perhaps he shouldn’t have had her hired sight unseen. Annabelle, co-owner of the Quality Employment Agency, is no [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 13, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton

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Nov 172014
 
Early Review: The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton

The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton Book #1 in Duke’s Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 25, 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads:¬†All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he‚Äôs dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess? When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford‚Äôs stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Aug 212014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Paranormal - The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was Paranormal for August so we decided on the new series debut from fan-favorite Jeaniene Frost! This one worked a little better for AH than it did for me, but we both plan to continue on in the series. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost Book #1 in Broken Destiny Genres: New Adult Paranormal Publication Date: August 26th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin HQN Synopsis from Goodreads: In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 7:00 am