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October TBR

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Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a fantastic day already. I am not feeling my best but that’s ok I probably need more sleep.

Like I said in my last post September was the best reading month for me this year and I am hoping that I can have just as good if not better month in October. 

This month as all of you know hosts one of my favorite holidays, Halloween. Due to me having a huge belly and not being able to walk to much I think I may sit this year out…well if i get to stay home I will be passing out candy for the first time in 8 years. Anyways I digress…..back to the TBR.

So I went through my shelves and kindle to find some of the scariest books or themes I can find. Most of which are for review but here is my line up for October.

 This is Novels At Night, my book club, pick this month. I haven’t read any of Clive Barker’s novels but it sounds very intense.

Here is the rest of the books I am going to try and read…

 

The Bone Witch by [Chupeco, Rin] Loss of Light (The Break Free Series Book 2) by [Fitch, E.M.] Z-MINUS: The Post Apocalyptic Horror Series (Book 1) by [Briar, Perrin] Halfway Dead (Halfway Witchy Book 1) by [Maggert, Terry]

7 book goal this month. Its definitely ambitious of me with everything going on this month but I am going to try my best.

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Let me know what books you are reading for this month!

Here are the book’s Goodread’s links if you want to check them out!!

Halfway Dead

Z-Minus 1

Loss of Light

The Bone Witch

The Girl from the Well

Intensity

The Damnation Game

 

You’ve Got Mail!

That’s right today I was blessed with two books! I recently read the first book in this trilogy, Break Free The Night, and I really enjoyed it. The author was kind enough to send me the other two in her trilogy.

Loss of Light

Loss of Light by E.M. Fitch

Through the Frozen Dawn

Through the Frozen Dawn by E.M. Fitch

They are written in the same size font as the first book, so they should be rather fast reads. That is if I can get out of this reading slump.

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April TBR

*found this image through Google*

I can not believe that it is already April, can you? This year is going by way to fast. I did not meet my mark for books read for March. (Bad Bookworm) All of the books that are in this TBR are all from my Author’s Shelf, which are books that were given to me for review. Yes they have their own shelf!! So with out further ado here are the books….

 

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Frey (The Frey Saga, #1)

Frey by Melissa Wright
Frey’s life is a lie. She doesn’t remember being bound from magic. She didn’t intend to get entangled in Council business.

But she did.

And now she’s on the run. As the Council trackers pursue her, Frey discovers a world beyond their lies. With the aid of a stranger, she fights to reclaim her true identity before the others hunt her down. If they find her, she will burn.

The Fold
The Fold by Peter Clines
STEP INTO THE FOLD.
IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE.

The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.  

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.

The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.

Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.  

As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything.  

 

Downburst (The Windstorm Series, #1)

Downburst by Katie Robison

(This one has an awesome giveaway and blog tour coming in June!!)

When Kit skipped town, she wasn’t planning to get pressed into a secret training camp or pulled into an ancient war. Now she’s just fighting to get home alive. Fans of The Hunger Games will devour this fast-paced fantasy that critics are calling “a thrilling head-rush of an adventure”

 

Touched (Touched, #1)

Touched by Elisa S. Amore

What are you willing to sacrifice when the only person who can save you is the same one who has to kill you?

After vampires and werewolves, after wizards and fallen angels, a new breed of Angels is here to usher you into their dark world. An ancient, deadly, inescapable race.
No one can see them. They’re shadows of destiny. They’re knights of death. They’re the Subterraneans and they’re here to claim our lives.
Commanded by a mysterious congregation called the Màsala, the Angels of Death ensure that each man’s destiny takes its due course on Earth.
But what happens when love intervenes?
Can an Angel of Death deny his own nature and challenge destiny?
Can love rebel against fate?

When Gemma’s eyes first meet the dark, piercing gaze of Evan James, an ominous shadow creeps into her life, ultimately leading her to face her destiny. She doesn’t realize Evan is one of Death’s soldiers and that Death is summoning her.
Her time is up: Gemma must die . . . and Evan has been sent to kill her.
But what if she’s the only one who can truly see him?

Against every rule. Against fate itself. Against everything and everyone. A story of forbidden love and star-crossed destinies.

Dark. Romantic. Dangerous.

 

Look to the Stars

Look To The Stars by Catherine Wilson

Tucked away in the remote territory of Ashen, Penelope Brave lives an ordinary, sheltered life until the day her papa goes missing. No one seems intent on finding him but her, so she breaks the rules… and ends up changing her world. When strangers from the northern kingdom of Orien arrive with news of her papa, but at a price, Brave learns that even the quiet city of Ashen has its secrets—the darkest of which just might be her.

Forced to trust the help of Aras Renn, the arrogant and regrettably handsome guard from Orien, Brave soon finds that if she wants to see her papa again, she’s going to have to face a past she never knew she left behind. Together, they’re thrust into a world of magic, lies, and hidden truths as Brave discovers there’s a deadly war brewing in the north. What she doesn’t know is the answer to each side’s victory can be found in her heart…

Determined not to follow the destiny the stars have laid out for her, Brave sets out to make her own, embarking on a harrowing journey where she must decide what matters most. Love or blood?

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS MONTH??

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My NetGalley Books

NetGalley

I have been a member of NetGalley for a little under a year now but I am in love with this site. It allows me to request books that have yet to be published or already published. In every genre there are tons of books up for request. I wanted to share with you a few  books that I have been so blessed with reviewing! I hope you find these books as interesting as I do!!

Areana by Holly Jennings ~ Publication date April 5th, 2016

A fast-paced and gripping near-future science fiction debut about the gritty world of competitive gaming…
 
Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV.
She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…
 
The RAGE tournaments—the Virtual Gaming League’s elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator—leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses.

And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.

Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world—until one of her teammates overdoses. Now, she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game—and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems.

The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside…
 

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy ~ Publication Date Mar 1, 2016

Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past?

On the anniversary of her daredevil brother’s death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake’s favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother’s exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind.

As a tribute to Jake, Jaycee vows to complete the dares, no matter how terrifying or dangerous. What she doesn’t bargain on is her eccentric band of friends who challenge her to do the unthinkable: reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.

The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston ~ Publication Date Feb. 1,2016

Lie, torture, kill—there’s nothing Chris and Derek wouldn’t do for their younger brothers…

When Chris wakes up tied to a chair in a dark basement, he knows that he’s trapped—and why. He shot and killed Derek’s little brother. He had his reasons, but no matter how far Derek goes to uncover the truth about that night, Chris’s story won’t change. It can’t. There is far too much at stake…

Derek is desperate to prove his brother didn’t deserve to die. And if kidnapping his brother’s killer is the only way to the truth, than he’ll go to extremes. But Chris’s truth is far more dangerous than Derek could have imagined, and knowing could cost both their lives…

The Children's Home

The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert ~ Publication Date Jan. 5th, 2016

For fans of Shirley Jackson, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, and Edward Gorey, a beguiling and disarming debut novel from an award-winning British author about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor,and the startling revelations their behavior evokes.

In a sprawling estate, willfully secluded, lives Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins. Morgan spends his days in quiet study, avoiding his reflection in mirrors and the lake at the end of his garden. One day, two children, Moira and David, appear. Morgan takes them in, giving them free reign of the mansion he shares with his housekeeper Engel. Then more children begin to show up.

Dr. Crane, the town physician and Morgan’s lone tether to the outside world, is as taken with the children as Morgan, and begins to spend more time in Morgan’s library. But the children behave strangely. They show a prescient understanding of Morgan’s past, and their bizarre discoveries in the mansion attics grow increasingly disturbing. Every day the children seem to disappear into the hidden rooms of the estate, and perhaps, into the hidden corners of Morgan’s mind.

The Children’s Home is a genre-defying, utterly bewitching masterwork, an inversion of modern fairy tales like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass, in which children visit faraway lands to accomplish elusive tasks. Lambert writes from the perspective of the visited, weaving elements of psychological suspense, Jamesian stream of consciousness, and neo-gothic horror, to reveal the inescapable effects of abandonment, isolation, and the grotesque – as well as the glimmers of goodness – buried deep within the soul.

Into A Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook ~ Publication date Jan 27, 2015

Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.

When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.

Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz ~ Publication Date Dec 8th, 2016

THE MUST-READ THRILLER OF THE YEAR: Featuring the most exhilarating heroine in memory and a sophisticated, endlessly ingenious, brilliantly paced narrative through dark territory and deep mystery, this is a new milestone in literary suspense and a major new breakout book from the long acclaimed master.

At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. This proves to be a dangerous idea. Searching for Ashley Bell, ricocheting through a southern California landscape that proves strange and malevolent in the extreme, Bibi is plunged into a world of crime and conspiracy, following a trail of mysteries that become more sinister and tangled with every twisting turn.

Unprecedented in scope, infinite in heart, Ashley Bell is a magnificent achievement that will capture lovers of dark psychological suspense, literary thrillers, and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Beautifully written, at once lyrical and as fast as a bullet, here is the most irresistible novel of the decade.

If you are a book blogger, reviewer, or perhaps just a big fan of literature, you should really check out NetGalley. Its one of the best sites I have joined!!!

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*all synopsis and photos are from Goodreads*

You’ve Got Mail

BOOKMAIL!!!

 

I love getting books in the mail for review. It makes me so happy and blessed to have someone offer trading their hard work with me to read and review for them. Since starting my blog last February my Author’s Shelf has grown so much. Of Course I have other things like kids, a job, and other responsibilities I need to do so I can not get to them all right away, unless its an ARC those get to priority. Anyways I wanted to share with you three books that I have received this week from some amazing authors!!!!

Book #1

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things 

By Martina McAtee

17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is.

They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death.

As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.

 

Book #2

Hooked

Hooked By Carrie Thomas

Millie Diamond is your typical high school senior. She has great parents, a younger brother, and two best friends who round out her better than average life. Her future is planned out, thanks to her police officer father, who strictly enforces the rules with a firm, but loving hand. Millie is a kind-hearted soul and proper daughter who respects her dad’s authority…until she meets a mysterious new student who stirs emotions in her she’s never felt before. A drug deal gone bad in South Boston, leaves Cash Davis’ mother no choice but to move him to Tennessee. His life hasn’t been easy, but Cash is tough, and plans on making his future better than his past. Those plans include keeping his head down and finishing high school… but nothing ever comes easy for Cash. His connection with Millie surprises him, and as hard as he tries, he can’t stay away from her. Millie’s dad arresting him before their first date is definitely not ideal for Cash, and it causes friction between Millie and her parents. Can Millie convince her parents that Cash is the guy for her? Will she still want to after secrets from his past are revealed?

 

Book #3

Sigrun: The Bandamann Saga

Sigrun: The Bandamann Saga

By: Deidre Mapstone

The Lundgrens own and operate Sigrun: A family restaurant on the shores of Mount Desert Island, Maine. They are a hard working, every day, American family. But like every family, they have their secrets, some stranger than others. The way these secrets unfold may surprise you.
Their tale begins with a familial ease considered unique to most, but their seemingly perfect relationships are ordinary compared to what hides beneath the surface.

 

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Thank you once again for these gorgeously covered books. I am in love with every one of them!!!

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You’ve Got Mail

I got a message from a close friend of mine on FB last week. She told me to go and check out A.R. Winterstaar’s page. So I did. My friend thought that A.R’s novels would be right up my alley and from reading the synopsis she was right.

So I got to work and asked the author for a copy of her book for review. She is so nice that she also included her ARC of the second book. I am so over the moon by the nicety of authors.  So here are the gorgeous books and their synopsis.

The Child Revealed (The World of Evendaar #1)

Synopsis of Book 1

THE FIRST NOVEL OF THE WORLD OF EVENDAAR SERIES FROM EXCITING NEW FANTASY AUTHOR, A. R. WINTERSTAAR.

A child born into the Golden Age shall be stolen from the Light and hidden from the eyes of the world…

Adelena Marlock isn’t who she thinks she is. Single mother. University drop out. Dreamer. She is struggling with life as an ordinary woman in an ordinary world. But when the past she never knew she had pulls her into a whole new dimension she must find a way to discover the strength and power that is her birthright.

All is not well in the magical world of Evendaar. Dark forces gather in the shadows and plot to control the prophecy that has been unleashed in the realm. But when the machinations of the Wizards stir the chaos and Adelena’s mysterious connection to an outcast Prince threaten to unbalance that which is foretold all hell breaks loose. Adelena must decide for herself who is on the side of Good and who is on the side of Evil. The fate of Evendaar now rests entirely on her fragile shoulders.

Beware and rejoice, for only in the greatest darkness does the brightest light shine.

The Queen Revealed (The World of Evendaar #2)

The Queen Revealed will be available on October 31st!!!

Synopsis of Book 2

THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE WORLD OF EVENDAAR SERIES AND SEQUEL TO THE CHILD REVEALED.

Since arriving in the world of Evendaar, Adelena Marlock has been become Her Majesty Queen Adelena St Lucidis, crowned by High Wizard Ohren of the Golden Palace, and forced to wear the mantle of responsibility to a people that she has never known. In a chaotic turn of events she has killed a man, destroyed the life of another and fallen in love with an Immortal Prince on the wrong side of Kingdom politics. To complicate matters further a mysterious Magic has awoken inside of Adelena. Magic that frightens as much as it excites her, and binds her to the man she loves. Yet, the uneasy truth remains: whom can she trust in this new world?

Nothing is as it seems for the Queen of a magical Kingdom, and as the dark Shadows close in around her and the Prophecy that controls her destiny reaches a climax, Adelena finds herself in a struggle to defend the throne she never wanted by using the Magic which threatens to consume her, as well as, those she loves the most.

The Child shall sacrifice a fear of the Dark and go without a Magek to save the World from an evil Pestilence that will destroy all Life in it’s Path.

All who defy the Child shall burn to ashes and those ashes shall feed the North Wind.

Thank you so much A.R. WInterstaar for sharing your world with me!!

http://evendaar.com/

Goodreads ~ Amazon

You’ve Got Mail

I’m sorry I haven’t been on here for a couple days. My computer decided to break and it’s hard to post normal postings on my phone. Anywho….

I received two books in the mail, for review, over the past couple of days that I wanted to show you guys.

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Greyson Grey
By B.C. Tweedt

Morris College All-Sports Camp has everything twelve-year-old Greyson Gray needs to distract him from his father’s mysterious disappearance – intense athletic competition, weird friends, and a pretty girl.  

But when Greyson stumbles upon a terrorist’s sinister plot brewing in the observatory, a place already haunted by a chilling camp legend, he suddenly toils with two dueling worlds – one of lurking danger and mystery, the other of competition and awkward romance.  Spurred on by his father’s words to do what’s good no matter the danger, Greyson and his faithful friends must mount a daring and coordinated heist on the observatory in order to save thousands of lives. 

Greyson Gray: Camp Legend is an exciting adventure threaded with witty, sarcastic humor and gritty suspense. You will not only enjoy being in Greyson’s shoes as he battles evil in thrilling chases, but also as he deals with his awkward first crush, menacing bullies, and the loss of his father. Prepare to laugh out loud and fall in love with the characters as the Greyson Gray series begins with a bang. (Amazon)

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Searching for Darkness by Leah Ward

In this dystopian novel, the world has nearly been destroyed by dark magic. Fifteen year old Edwin doesn’t remember much about the past, including who his parents really were or how they died. Now he has discovered that he is a Seer, a person who can see things or places that do not exist to the normal eye. He has also learned that the dark magician, Nefarious, is in search of a book called Darkness – that only Seer’s can find. If he locates the spell book, he could destroy the Earth as it remains. But the question is, can Edwin find it first and rid it’s existence? This adventure novel is action-packed, deathly suspenseful, and continues with Edwin’s journey as he learns more about his gift, and his past life. (Amazon)

I’ve started reading Searching for Darkness already and I like it so far.

Thanks for reading this quick update.

Happy Reading!!

August TBR

I can not believe that it is August already. I can’t believe that the girls are going back to school soon either. Which means……more time to READ!!! So in celebration of school starting I have decided to dedicate August to all of the books I have received for Review.

So first off I am going to list the physical books that were mailed to me by either the author or publisher.

Trespassers ~ Todd Wynn & Tim Wynn

Trespassers

Forsworn ~ Emily Wibberley

Forsworn (The Last Oracle, #2)

Losing the Plot in LA ~ Sonia Farnsworth

Losing The Plot In LA

Velvet ~ Temple West

Velvet (Velvet Trilogy #1)

The Gardener of Baghdad ~ Ahmad Ardalan

The Gardener of Baghdad

Hollow Planet ~ Andrew Tolan

Hollow Planet

Those are the physical books that were send to me. I do have a lot of books to read on my kindle. I may make another post about those.

If you want to see what is on my kindle for review let me know in the comments below.

I hope you have an awesome month !!

Happy Reading!!

You’ve Got Mail!!

I met M.D. Luis first over on Twitter and then became friends on Facebook. She is so sweet to send me a signed copy of her first book Aria in this trilogy. I can not wait to dive into this book and see what happens!

Thank you so much M.D.Luis for your kindness!!

Aria is a paranormal romance/mystery for Young Adult and New Adult audiences.

Nineteen year old Nya Reed never thought her simple life could get so complicated so quickly, until one horrifying night with friends she won’t ever forget, or remember…

Nya awakens in the ER, bruised, bloodied and has little memory of the night prior. Her new friend, Matt, is dead and the police are baffled when they have no leads in the case. Nya struggles to piece together any fragments of broken memory she can salvage. Her only clue? A gold pendant in her pocket she’s never touched or seen before.

Worried that Matt’s killers will surface, Nya seeks comfort from her neighbor, Jack. He is the only person that can reign in Nya’s ever racing mind and bring some peace to her troubled and chaotic world. But Jack has issues of his own. His past is shrouded in mystery, his whereabouts are unknown and there are things about him that Nya cannot explain. As the the romance blossoms, she begins to question if this new found love is truly her friend or her foe and is determined, now more than ever, to find out exactly who…or what…Jack truly is.

With her safety in danger, her very life on the line, Nya struggles with an unknown fate and a decision she knows she cannot make. Everything in her head tells her to flee from Jack and never look back. Everything in her heart tells her otherwise…

M. D. Luis

M. D. Luis
M.D. Luis was born and raised in California. She always enjoyed reading but was particularly drawn to the stories that captured her imagination and tugged at the heart. She finally put her own ideas to paper and released Aria in June 2014, the first book in a three part series. Her second book, Rain, was released in March 2015. She lives with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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For more information on The Aria Trilogy, visit http://www.ariatrilogy.com