Wednesday, April 25, 2018

YAKKETY YAK-SPRING CLEANING BOOK TAG

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I found this fun tag at Spring Cleaning Book Tag-Delighted Reader!
It's been awhile since my last tag so here goes:

1.What book or series are you struggling to start? Um,Two Steps Forward- I just started and it's slow going for me right now.
2.What Book or series are you unhauling?
None
3.What is a book you found refreshing? I must say that would be Beneath the Texas Sky by Jodi Thomas- that was refreshing for me.
4.What is a book you wish you could clean up a scene? Uh,I don't really have one.
5.What is an unnecessary book in a series?
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, I think, even though I love HP-this one was just not up to par.
6.What is a book with a great finish? The Final Six by Alexandra Monir-loved this book, but the ending was awesome!
7.What book tried to hard to make a point? Things to Do When Its Raining-Marissa Stapley-I just thought it was a bit overkill on all the bad/negativity.
8.What book was tiring but satisfying in the end? Game of Thrones.
9.What book am I looking forward to?
All of the ones on my TBR pile!!


Thus concludes this fun tag. 
Join the fun!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TOP TEN TUESDAY-TEN FREQUENTLY USED WORDS IN HISTORICAL ROMANCES

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl-to join in the fun please visit her-TOP TEN TUESDAY.
This weeks prompt is Ten Words freuquently used in YA novels,since I normally don't read YA, I chose a genre I do read alot of-HR!! (historical romance). SO here is my list of Ten Words used frequently in HR titles!!


1. Duke- very frequently used!!
I have several books with Duke in the title!!









2. Rake-A bad boy,playboyish type.



3.Highlander- Quite a few books with this word!!

that


4.LOVE-How could a romance not have Love in the title?



5.Scandal-Who doesn't love a good Scandal?


6.Wed or Wedding- Also popular!

Wedding the Highlander


On the Way to the Wedding (Bridgerton Series #8) (With 2nd Epilogue)

7.Seduction-It's a sexy word!!


8.Devil-Frequently used.
Devil in Spring: The Ravenels, Book 3

Devil in Tartan (Highland Grooms Series #4)

9.Duchess-Titles are very common!






10.Kiss
It's in His Kiss (Bridgerton Series #7) (With 2nd Epilogue)

Monday, April 23, 2018

BOOK REVIEW-ARC-DESPERATE GIRLS BY LAURA GRIFFIN

I absolutely devoured this book!! I started it Friday night and finished this evening, which was my quickest read of the year!! Ok, let me start with back cover excerpt.
"Defense Attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals,and tough as nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She's a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she's a mess.
When a vicious murderer she once helped convict resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear, Brynn needs to run for her life.
Enter Erik Morgan,a tough as nails security agent in charge of her detail. Former Marine and Secret Service agent, Erik knows how to deal with security."

My review:
WOW! This book is UNSTOPPABLE,UNPUTDOWNABLE. I read this incredible thriller in 2 days!! (I had to sleep, chores etc) otherwise it would have been sooner. This is definitely a 5 Can of Pepsi read,my first 5 can this year.
It grabs you from the beginning and the pace just picks up,you really don't want to stop reading,and I just loved everything about this book.
And Erik is definitely my favorite male character of my reads this year.He is strong,in all the ways that count and at the end I really respected him. How she developed their relationship through this awesome story is terrific.This book is absolute proof as to why Laura Griffin is a bestseller, and if you haven't read her before this would be an excellent first read!!
Well this is my first and not last, Laura Griffin book,I plan on getting more of her books ASAP!! I CANNOT say enough of how much I enjoyed this read,so I will share with you links to get this book. I think this is a MUST READ of the year, if you like a good thriller with romance!!

AMAZON PRE-ORDER-DESPERATE GIRLS-LAURA GRIFFIN.

Barnes and Nobles PRE-Order-DESPERATE GIRLS-LAURA GRIFFIN.
Loved it!!
5 cans of Pepsi (my fave).
















Thanks for reading!!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

STACKING THE SHELVES

Hosted by Tynga's reviews-this is where we get to share our new books we acquired through the week. You can join the fun here-
STACKING THE SHELVES.

Well it was a pretty slow week for me book wise, however I did get my Nerdy Post box-which I was thrilled with!!
The Nerdy Post.

I did order one book-The Texan Wager (Wife Lottery) by Jodi Thomas.


I Started and DNF'd a book-I just cannot get into a book that has an overload of characters that all have different issues, so I DNF'd this book-
I just didn't like this one at all. Sorry. 
I am currently reading:
A Match Made in Bed by Cathy Maxwell(new to me author).
Also reading I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris, I am really liking this cozy!!
I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah W. Garage Sale Series #5)

This is an ARC I won, and am certain I will be finishing shortly!!
I just started reading Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin-an ARC I won from Goodreads!!

I am totally enjoying this, this will be a quick read for me,  I read another of her books, but it was a long time so I really don't remember which one-I know that I want to read more.  
This is what I am currently reading.
I am also starting Providence by Carol Klepnes

Ok and I won two more books this week from Goodreads (very happy)
I won a copy of:

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AND

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I am excited about both of these as they are totally different- and I have seen alot of Mariah Stewart so I look forward to reading her for the first time!! And  Believe Me is a psychological thriller so I got some goodies to look forward to!!

Whats on your shelf this week?



Thursday, April 19, 2018

THE NERDY POST-MY FIRST BOX!!

Well I was all excited about getting my first box, I had ordered this through Cratejoy-which has something for everyone-everything from Beauty to Fitness, Novelty, Books all kinds of terrific  looking boxes. CRATEJOY.
So I chose this one to start with under the books section.
This month's theme was Fantasy, and this box did not include a book- just smaller items.The next box I want to try is The Willow Lane box-its for book lovers, and every month a different theme. Anyways, here's what I got in my cute little box!!

I love this, from Game of Thrones!! Isn't that pretty?
Next:
Really cute magnet from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (I haven't ever heard of this one), but I love the art!!
This intrigued me...

 This is a beautiful print that says Beautiful and full of monsters? All the Best Stories are!!" Strange the Dreamer-Laini Taylor,
I had no way of flattening this so I did the best I could-it is sooo nice!!
A sticker that says" You don't need to like reality,only be strong enough to face it." The Night Angel Trilogy-Brent Weeks.
I am no ordinary woman. My dreams come true."Game of Thrones-Fat bookmark!
Bookmark-Have Fun Storming The Castle-The Princess Bride
Bookmark-from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
FAT Bookmark#2-It Matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."
Harry Potter
Mini print- from Siege and Storm-Leigh Bardugo
Shall I color this or save it?
This is the cover of the card that lists what's included in the box, which I think is terrific!!
And this concludes my very first subscription box-The Nerdy Post!!
I am now anxious to try more, but I will pace myself. I love these boxes!! 

Thanks for reading-and thanks to Cratejoy!!

YAKKETY YAK-SPRING CLEANING BOOK TAG

I found this fun tag at  Spring Cleaning Book Tag -Delighted Reader! It's been awhile since my last tag so here goes: 1.What book o...