Making the Grade Series Relaunch

We are so excited about the relaunch of Kelly Collins’s MAKING THE GRADE series! To celebrate the new look of the series, all books are on sale for a limited time only. This contemporary romance series about a high-class escort service is one you don’t want to miss!

 

 

THE DEAN’S LIST (Making the Grade #1)

She’s a high-class escort. He’s a heartbroken client. Falling in love was never in the contract…

Grad student River Roberts is at the head of her class. But outside of the lecture hall, she’s struggling to make ends meet. Refusing to let her diploma slip through her fingers, she joins a secret student society that caters to the wealthy alumni’s deepest desires. But when she starts to fall for a handsome client, she realizes she never factored in the price her heart would pay.

After his wife’s death, Jonathan Ferris fills his waking hours with high-powered acquisitions and commodity trading. But no amount of cold hard cash can keep him warm at night. Consumed by loneliness, he turns to his alma mater’s escort service. But his passionate encounters with a co-ed who’s as smart as she is sexy make him wonder if there’s something more between them than money.

With graduation fast approaching, can River and Jonathan see past the price tag and open their hearts to true love?

The Dean’s List is the first standalone novel in the steamy Making the Grade romance series. If you like secret societies, sizzling sex scenes, and forbidden love affairs, then you’ll adore Kelly Collins’ irresistible read.

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THE GRADUATE (Making the Grade #1.5)

Sometimes the joys of life are found in the little things.

Paul Yoder’s life is defined by doing big things. Big money. Big deals. Big Business. He’s charming, intelligent and filthy rich, but what he wants most is to find someone who will love him for what he is, not the package he offers.

When Melody Harper looks in the mirror, she sees an overweight, unhappy woman. She shed the weight, but she hasn’t been able to shed her insecurities and self-loathing. Her greatest desire is to find a man who will accept her for all that she is.

Can two people looking for truth in themselves discover even more within each other?

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HONOR ROLL (Making the Grade #2)

He’s leading a double life. She’s following her heart. Will his sexy secret ruin their perfect romance?

Grad student Luca Gregorio has smarts, sex appeal, and a dirty little secret he’ll never tell his devout Catholic family. To bankroll his education, he’s mastered the art of satisfying wealthy alumni’s wildest fantasies. But his own dreams of graduation falter when he falls for an alluring woman who makes him question whether the burden of student debt is heavier than the soul-crushing cost of selling himself.

As a professor’s assistant at a prestigious New York university, Mim Knight deals with her fair share of trust fund brats. So she’s surprised when the flirtatious grad student on the other side of her desk turns out to be as humble and kind-hearted as he is sexy. But when she discovers her perfect man is hiding a scandalous secret, she’s not sure if their love can survive his fall from grace.

Caught in a web of sex and lies, can Luca and Mim find the courage to give true love a fighting chance?

Honor Roll is the second standalone novel in the sultry Making the Grade romance series. If you like steamy sex scenes, university settings, and heartfelt tales of redemption, then you’ll love Kelly Collins’ scintillating story.

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THE LEARNING CURVE (Making the Grade #4)

She’s a wide-eyed dreamer. He’s an iron-willed dean. Can their rivalry turn into true romance?

After leaving her free-love commune for a New York college campus, Sandra Tierney realizes she can no longer survive on social currency alone. When she lands a job handling alumni affairs, she dreams up a far more tantalizing way to reward charitable donations. But first, she’ll have to persuade the sexy dean to relinquish his iron grip and give in to his own desires.

Mark Hollings has more money and power than most men can dream of. So he’s shocked when his feisty assistant challenges his authority with a scandalous proposition. With the university’s reputation on his shoulders, he can’t risk signing off on her student-run escort service. But the irresistible Sandra may just change his mind… she’s already won over his heart.

Locked in a passionate power play, can Sandra and Mark come together for a chance at love or will they end up brokenhearted?

The Learning Curve is the third standalone novel in the passionate Making the Grade romance series. If you like headstrong characters, blazing chemistry, and hot-blooded battles of wills, then you’ll adore Kelly Collins’ sexy love story.

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About KELLY COLLINS

International bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again and again.

Kelly lives in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband of twenty-eight years, their two dogs, and a bird that hates her. She has three amazing children, whom she loves to pieces.

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Weekly Reads TBR & Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I am so sorry I was away for a few days. I had posts planned and everything and I was excited!

But then on Thursday I was in a 4 car car accident and was in a lot of pain all over my body, and then I was so busy with doctor appointments and insurance phone calls. I was just super busy and I only finished one book this weekend.

But here is what I read during the week and weekend:

I think my favorite read during this week was definitely Roar. I heard mixed things about it, but it was amazing!! I loved the romance in it and thought it was very interesting and the magic system was fascinating as well!

And here is what I am currently reading:

and I am enjoying all of these. I finally just bought the audiobook of A Gathering of Shadows off Audible because I was getting tired of waiting for this. And I will continue to read it once I am done with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! Which is breaking my heart!

Vow of Atonement is interesting, I like the possible mafia theme which is a trope I love!!

And here are the books I want to read this week:

This is kind of ambitious but let’s hope that I get to these! That is my goal!

What are you currently reading? Also thank you for being patient with me!

Forever

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Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholatic

Published: August 4th, 2011

Rating: 4_5_StarRating

Summary: then.
When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

now.
That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.

forever.
Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment–a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.

Like my reviews for Shiver and Linger, I really loved this book and thought that it was a great ending to a series. I did think however that the ending was a bit vague and I would have liked to a see a more clear ending for these two characters. There is another book in this world but it follows Isabel and Cole, so I would have liked Grace and Sam to have gotten a solid ending to their side of the story. I just felt like there was something I was missing and I wish she had given us a more conclusive ending to this trilogy.

But this book was action packed and had moments where I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next! I never wanted to stop reading, I always wanted to find out what was gong to happen next!

But man it was hard reading this because I just wanted Sam and Grace to see each other and it hurt my heart that it seemed like it wasn’t gong to happen. They wanted each other and I wanted them to be together and I just couldn’t take it not happening! I live for their romance so reading this was killing me so badly. But I just love them so much! I can’t help it! I wish there had been more of them together, but the longing was great too! I just missed seeing it be so much more included in this novel like it had been in the previous novels.

I am also glad things worked out the way they did between everyone and I especially thought it was great seeing Grace with her parents again after everything that went down in Linger. It seemed that Sam was on the mend with Grace’s parents and I know that really was great for them.

It hurt that Sam was being treated the way he was, because it all wasn’t his fault but there seemed to be nothing he could do about it. Things were going out of control and I’m glad that in the end things worked themselves out.

The ending scenes though….the fact that Sam was willing to risk his life was amazing, and that scene across the field was killer to read because I was literally freaking out for a good 30 minutes will it went on.

I just have so many emotions from that scene….I can’t!

Not over it.

Will never be over it!

Never be over that death.

Ever!

EVER!

Overall highly recommend you all check this out! You will not be disappointed! Trust me! I loved this series and I just wish I could go back and read it over again like I hadn’t read it before…Sam and Grace have my heart forever and ever. I just love them so much and I loved their story.

Have you read this series?? Which book is your favorite?? What did you think of this book??

Linger

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Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Published: July 13th, 2010

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: the longing.

Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.

the loss.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being a human.

the linger.

For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life a constant struggle between two forces–wolf and human–with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?

As many of you know I have read this whole trilogy and it is one of my favorites! I loved Shiver and equally enjoyed Linger and thought it was an amazing continuation to this series! As usual I love Grace and Sam and I just wanted more of them!

As I mentioned in my review for Shiver; link here: Shiver; I was listening to this series on audiobooks and I listened to this one as well and it was fantastic! I love this audiobook series because the narrators are really great and I loved their voice to these characters! I could see the narrators for Grace and Sam being them in real life and I just enjoyed them so much!

I also loved that we saw Isabel more in this novel and we got to see her story from her eyes and heard what she had to say. She was just so much more important in this novel and I think it was great that we saw more from her. She was so tough and angry and I liked that we got to see her hurting and see her pain because it brought a different perspective on her to light and made her more rounded. And seeing her with Cole was hilarious. Oh my gosh! Cole is an interesting character and to see him and Isabel being the way they are with each other was really funny! He pushed her and challenged her and frustrated her but I think she really liked it even if she didn’t want to and she needed it!

They’re so opposite and they should click, and you think they shouldn’t click but somehow they do! Gah I just really like them as as couple! And of course I think Cole is really unique with him being a former rock star and having a complicated past! But I think it’s great that while he was a rock star and had some bad times, he was also really smart! He was like a genius! I appreciated that about his character. That even the most random character can surprise you.

Overall this book had drama with the wolf stuff, and also drama with Grace’s parents, and yet it still had action and kept you wondering what was happening next! Especially with all the stuff going on in the hospital! That was a very like intense scene wow!

But again highly recommend this series and I hope you all try to give it a chance if you haven’t! I loved the romance, and the wolf aspect of this story! And while people think Twilight wolfed them out, that is not the case with me!

Have you read this series?? Which book is your favorite? Are you as obsessed with Grace and Sam like I am??

 

 

Weekly Reads TBR and Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA lately! Last week I was pretty busy with work and school so I figured I’d take a quick break from here and focus on that really quick!

But I read two books last week! So at least I read something right???

Anyways I read Chasing Spring by RS Grey! I buddy read this with my friend Ro! It was so good and so sad! I loved it so much! We’re planning on reading all her books together and wow we’re having so much fun! We are reading another of her books and I’ll talk about our next read below!

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And I also read Everyone’s an Aliebn When You’re an Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun and wow! One of my favorite books this year! I read it in under an hour and I just couldn’t put it down and I teared up a bit…!

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And those are the two books I read this past week! Here are my currently reading books! I’m reading quite a few..oops!

I am 75% through Roar by Cora Carmack! It’s addicting and I love the romance!! Ughhhh!! It’s amazing!!! I’m having a blast reading it!

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And I am still reading both A Gathering of Shadows and The Marquess and the Maiden but I hope to finish The Marquess and the Maiden today or this week! I want to get them done soon! A Gathering of Shadows is a book I was listening to on audiobook but had to return it to the library so I’m just waiting for it to come back to my shelf!

And I also started Scoring Wilder by R S Grey! That is our next buddy read! I’m enjoying it so far! I cannot wait to see what happens next! It’s a soccer romance!

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And I have a small TBR for this week as well! I want to finish the audiobook of In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. I got that on my Libby app so I think I’ll go ahead and check it out and listen to it! I liked her The Woman in Cabin 10 book so here’s hoping that I like this one!

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And I also want to finish some of my Netgalley books but I’m not sure what I want to read yet so I won’t really mention all that! Lol! I’ll update you on what I have read on Friday!

Thank you for being patient with me! What are you reading this week???

The Tenth Girl Release Blitz

 

Title: The Tenth Girl
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult/Young Adult
Release Date: September 9, 2018
Blurb
Never play a game
you can’t win.
For Cain Kent, that rule is golden. Losing is not in his vocabulary, and up until
now, everything has come easy. Football, school, girls … his charm-laced ego
may just be bigger than Texas itself.The competition he started freshman year with his friends, to make ten notches
each in their bedposts by graduation day, is practically in the bag. One more
to go, and then it’s off to college fame and eventually, the big time.
Attachments aren’t something he wants to form, but when the quiet new girl
challenges him in front of his classmates, his curiosity is peaked. She would
be the perfect final score, and what fun to break her in the process.

Too bad Harper Posy has no intention of being just another warm body,
especially to the bad boy quarterback. Even if he does quote Forster and Huxley
when no one is listening. An aspiring author herself, Cain and his hidden soft
side are dangerous to her heart. She’s seen men ruin her mother’s dreams time
and again, and she’s determined to fly far away as soon as she has that diploma
in her fist.

But as the school year’s end looms closer, both realize they didn’t quite
understand the rules to begin with. Is winning a dirty bet worth the gamble
when the stakes, or the other’s heart in this case, are so high?

Harper is the one girl who isn’t up for playing games. And she just might make
Cain lose. Everything.

 

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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged,
Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic.
A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant
dress code, much better.
When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate
relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the
suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

 

 

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Weekly Reads TBR and Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I got a decent amount of books read last week! I am so proud of myself! I have read a few good books and I am so excited about these books and what I have planned for this week!

Here is my Wrap Up for this week!

I finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah which was amazing!! I loved it so much and I think everyone needs to read this book!

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And then I finished The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout which was just as good! I enjoyed this so much as well and I just want more from this world already!

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And I also listened to the audiobook of A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab and I enjoyed this one a lot as well, and I lowered my rating from a 5 stars to a 4 stars. I have heard the series gets better so I cannot wait to see if that is rue!

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And then lastly this week I finished The Wicked King by Holly Black! Gah! This book ended on such a cliffhanger and I have to wait like over a year for the next one!!! I’m so sad!!!!

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And I am currently reading quite a few books as per my usual! Lol!!

Here are what I am currently reading:

And then my potential TBR!

I want to read a couple more books than what I am currently reading so heres hoping I get to do that!

TBR:

 

I know…this is a huge TBR….I won’t complete it but these are what I want to get to and start most of them! Gotta have that high expectations!

 

Shiver

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Published: August 1st, 2009

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

So I really enjoyed this! I didn’t think I would to be honest. I was worried that I would find it mediocre since I didn’t think I was up for another werewolf story since all I would think about was Twilight but here is me eating my words.

I loved this book!

I am obsessed with this trilogy!

It was fantastic and I read the whole trilogy and I am sad now. I just want more! I didn’t want it to end!

I listened to this book on audiobook and I think it was a great audio! I enjoyed the narrators for Grace and Sam and I think they really brought them to life, and I could imagine the characters as these people! Highly recommend the audiobook if you’re looking to reading this!

I think that Maggie Stiefvater has an amazing way with words and she brings incredible worlds to life and you can’t help but just be sucked in and left wanting more. I think my other concern reading this was that it wouldn’t live up to my love of the Raven Cycle. But I think I actually like this about the same if not a bit more than the Raven Cycle.

Grace and Sam are just the cutest people in the world and I fell in love with their romance and just journey to be together. I wanted nothing more than to read more about them and I think they were just a great couple together. I just think it was great that we saw a couple really go through struggles and still try to make it out together, and they were present in each other’s lives, and they like really stuck together. There wasn’t anyone trying to break them up and no jealousy and nothing trying to hurt their relationship. I just appreciated that they were a solid couple and you really saw their love through their actions for each other!

I also loved the different characters that were brought out in this novel and that while it was mainly about Grace and Sam, they got their chance to be apart of the story! Isabel was an interesting character and was very head strong and stubborn. I thought it was great that we saw a different side of her than we did when we started this novel. She progressed during the story, and rather than seeing her as a horrible person like we assumed she would be, she has many different sides of her.

I liked seeing Sam with his father figure Beck because I enjoyed their relationship together and I honestly wish we got more of them together because I enjoyed that side of them. Beck was a character I wish we got to see more of because he was just a strong figure in Sam’s life, and was supportive of Sam and Grace and would do whatever he could to help out.

I just hope that more people check this series out because I know its a bit old but I think its super enjoyable and something many people will love! You’ll fall in love with Sam and Grace like I did! I promise you!

Have you read this series? What did you think? Which book is your favorite?

 

 

 

Currently Reading

Hello! I’m here with my currently reading post!

I have been doing really good this week! I’m so proud of myself!! I finally got my mojo back!!

So this week I’ve read four books! Look at me go!! Here’s what I read!

I first read the Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout and of course I loved it!! So good!

And then I finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah which was amazing!!

And then I finished A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab which was awesome! I really enjoyed it!

And then I also finished The Wicked King by Holly Black!! Which blew my mind!!

So those are my amazing reads! And here’s what I am still currently reading:

I’m reading The Marquess and the Maiden by Robyn Hart which is cute but I haven’t gotten far into this so yeah…

And then I started the audiobook of A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab!

So besides those two I want to start another book or two.

I want to get started on Chasing Spring by R S Grey which I am buddy reading with a friend!

And maybe start For A Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig!

And those are the awesome books I want to start and finish this weekend!! Wish me luck!!

The Tenth Girl Cover Reveal

Title: The Tenth Girl
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult/Young Adult

Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

Release Date: September 9, 2018
Blurb
Never play a game
you can’t win.
For Cain Kent, that rule is golden. Losing is not in his vocabulary, and up until
now, everything has come easy. Football, school, girls … his charm-laced ego
may just be bigger than Texas itself.

The competition he started freshman year with his friends, to make ten notches
each in their bedposts by graduation day, is practically in the bag. One more
to go, and then it’s off to college fame and eventually, the big time.
Attachments aren’t something he wants to form, but when the quiet new girl
challenges him in front of his classmates, his curiosity is peaked. She would
be the perfect final score, and what fun to break her in the process.

Too bad Harper Posy has no intention of being just another warm body,
especially to the bad boy quarterback. Even if he does quote Forster and Huxley
when no one is listening. An aspiring author herself, Cain and his hidden soft
side are dangerous to her heart. She’s seen men ruin her mother’s dreams time
and again, and she’s determined to fly far away as soon as she has that diploma
in her fist.

But as the school year’s end looms closer, both realize they didn’t quite
understand the rules to begin with. Is winning a dirty bet worth the gamble
when the stakes, or the other’s heart in this case, are so high?

Harper is the one girl who isn’t up for playing games. And she just might make
Cain lose. Everything.

 

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Author Bio

 

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged,
Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic.
A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant
dress code, much better.
When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate
relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the
suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

 

 

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