Thursday, September 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes

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Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes
Pages: 352
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: http://blogtours.yareads.com/2016/08/18/blog-tour-sign-ups-olivia-decoded-olivia-twisted-2-by-by-vivi-barnes/
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆

Tossed from foster home to foster home, Olivia’s seen a lot in her sixteen years. She’s hardened, sure, though mostly just wants to fly under the radar until graduation. But her natural ability with computers catches the eye of Z, a mysterious guy at her new school. Soon, Z has brought Liv into his team of hacker elite—break into a few bank accounts, and voila, he drives a motorcycle. Follow his lead, and Olivia might even be able to escape from her oppressive foster parents. As Olivia and Z grow closer, though, so does the watchful eye of Bill Sykes, Z’s boss. And he’s got bigger plans for Liv…


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My Review
Okay, let me say this first. I don't remember much about the original Dickens story. Only 'please sir, may I have another?' and I'm not even sure if that quote is from Oliver Twist. I mean it's been years so this review will have no comparisons to the original sorry (well not really as I have no intention of reading the original especially just to make some kind of parallel to this story).

I liked the book well enough. Olivia and Z were a likable enough character. I did get a bit put off with Olivia at times. I mean every time a hear anything about hackers I want to have like 5 different antivirus/malware programs on all my devices. The story is basically about a group of orphan teens who hack into accounts for of course montery gains. The romance aspect of the story is decent enough as well. I enjoyed reading about the relationship between Z and Olivia. All in all it's a good retelling taking the premise of the original but making it its own story. You do not have to had read the original to understand what is going on in the book. Thank goodness for that.




About the Author
Vivi Barnes was raised on a farm in East Texas where her theater-loving mom and cowboy dad gave her a unique perspective on life. Now living in the magic and sunshine of Orlando, Florida, she divides her time writing, working, goofing off with her husband and three kids, and avoiding dirty dishes.

Check out http://www.oliviatwisted.com/ for the Olivia Twisted official trailer!


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Blog Tour: Draw Play by Tia Lewis


Draw Play

by Tia Lewis A Sports Romance Publication Date: September 5, 2016 Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports, Romance
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Jake lives and breathes football. When he’s not demonstrating his skills on the field, he’s busy putting the moves on every hot girl on campus. The last thing he needs is a tutor cramping his style but curvy Claire gets under his skin in more ways than one. Claire can’t stand football players, and Jake is just as cocky and arrogant as the worst of them. He’s also impossibly sexy. Despite their frequent arguments, she starts to see another side to him and finds him increasingly hard to resist. When they finally surrender, the heat they generate could melt the North Pole but is Jake really willing to sacrifice his image for Claire? Or will she be left on the sidelines with a broken heart? Draw Play is a very steamy standalone, full-length football sports romance novel. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+. No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed HEA.
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My Review:
 It took a bit for me to get into this book. I didn't particularly care either character. Jake had an understandable chip on his shoulder but he still comes off as a brat. Claire comes off as judgemental. I mean the check comes off as completely unstable. I did like the background info about Jake though.

Though it has alternating pov chapters, I felt like it focused more on Jake ' s character. I was plenty okay with that has I never quite clicked with Claire. The romance was ok. I got with they fell for each other.

A light familiar read.

About Tia Lewis

Tia Lewis is a romance author from the Midwest who writes about smart, sexy, sassy women and hot, possessive alpha males. Her favorite bad boys to write about include sports players, mafia, bikers, billionaires and the bad-ass next door. You can find her cooking, reading, or traveling when she’s not busy working on her next release. Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text LEWIS to 31996 or go to: www.NextBookRelease.com



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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Book Blitz: A Passionate Kiss by Sharon C. Cooper

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A Passionate Kiss

by Sharon C. Cooper The Bennett Triplets Publication Date: August 26, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Retired Marine, Mason Bennett, has two goals: adjust to civilian life and keep drama out of it. His focus is on his role as part-owner, along with his siblings, of Atlanta’s hottest nightclub. However, his attention shifts when the woman he has loved like a sister reenters his life and thoughts of a passionate kiss they shared hijacks his mind. Their connection is explosive. Feelings he’s tried to deny come to the forefront, and he’s tempted to do something he thought he would never do—cross that line from friends to lovers. TV news anchor, London Alexander, is back home in Atlanta and ready to start a new chapter in her life. This time she hopes her future includes Mason, the man she has loved forever. She’s ready to step over the forbidden line that he’s drawn in their relationship. Will taking a chance on love lead to a happily-ever-after? Or will risking their friendship leave them both with broken hearts?

About Sharon C. Cooper

Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic – loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of an Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (Truth or Consequences), Emma Award – Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (All You’ll Ever Need), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net
 

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Monday, August 29, 2016

The Reader by M.K. Harkins

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The Reader by M.K. Harkins
Pages: 231
Publisher: Self Published
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆

Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow Devon and Archer to help her escape. Soon she finds herself in their North Bend mountain compound, where the higher evolved humans claim to be mind-readers. While Ann heals, she realizes they believe her to be one of the last and most powerful of all – The Lost One.

She’s welcomed by most with opened arms, but not everyone is happy about her arrival. A jealous adversary has plans for Ann, which spirals the entire Reader community into chaos.

As lies, murder, and betrayal threaten to rip apart the once harmonious mountain dwellers, Ann is thrust into making a decision that could save or devastate not only The Readers, but all of mankind. But there’s just one glitch: by doing so it may require her to make the ultimate sacrifice.


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My Review
Didn't expect to like it as much as I did. So the story starts off with Ann being hurt on a beach. Two guys find her, patch her up, and take her with them. She doesn't know if she should trust them, there's people shooting at them and if that isn't enough she has lost her memory. She's taken to a compound is told about this whole different "world". Not like out of space world but just things that she didn't know and would take time for anyone to absorb if they hadn't grown up with the knowledge.

In the book, Ann finds out that everyone believes she is the key to winning the war that is to come. Unfortunately, no one including her can't know her full potential until she recovers her memory. It is also a story about not judging someone on looks alone. I won't spoil what I mean by that for you though. You'll have to read it to find out. I liked the story overall. Ann was whiny at times and definitively insecure and impulsive. I gave her a pass on account of her memory lost. The ending is good and though it ends on a cliffhanger it resolved enough to be satisfied. Recommend for paranormal fans. Oh did I mention that there is a soul mate concept in this but it isn't exactly instalove. What?! I know right!





About the Author
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blog Tour: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

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There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
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Publisher: Month9Books
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ 

Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?


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My Review
Yay! =D> A y.a. story with romance but no sex. Yes, this is a "clean y.a. book. There is a love triangle but it makes sense and works well with the story. So basically Nat lives in the future (country unknown though I think it's the U.S.). There was an infection that spread assumingly through the world. The infection caused its victim to become extremely strong and violent. It's not a death one would even wish on an enemy. Domes were created to keep the infection out and survivors in. Of course, with time those in power like the power and want to keep it and original goal is ignored and the lies and deceit begins.

Nat lives with her grandparents after her parents died in an incident outside the dome. Nat is a bit of a rule breaker. While in the outer forest (which is within the dome) she sees something unexpected, two people outside the doom. This is supposed to be impossible. No one can live outside the dome. One gets away and one gets caught. Or does he let them catch him? From the moment Nat lays her eyes on those two men her life is never the same and everything she thought she knew was either a flat out lie or half true.

Great book with a fast pace. Nat frustrated me with the whole romance thing. She felt at times like a younger teenager and not the 18 yr old she just turned. The story is entertaining and draws you in. There are surprises and the characters are well done. If you have be a dystopian slump lately, give the story a try.





About the Author
Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie focuses her powers on writing young adult stories to keep the rest of the world up reading all night.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.


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Bout of Books 17

Bout of Books
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Once again it's time for another Bout of Books. And once again I have already fallen behind. Ahhh what can I say? *shrug shoulders* My goal is super simple this time.

Time Devoted to Reading:
I'm shooting for an hour a day.

My Goals:
is to read 2 full books 

Challenges/Giveaways Schedule:

Monday 8/22
Book(s) read:
None :(

Tuesday 8/23
Book(s) read:

Wednesday 8/24
Book(s) read:

Thursday 8/25
Book(s) read:

Friday 8/26
Book(s) read:

Saturday 8/27
Book(s) read:

Sunday 8/28
Book(s) read:


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