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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!!

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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
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.



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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Harbor Me


Harbor Me by Jacquelin Woodson

Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Published: August 28th, 2018

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat—by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for “A Room to Talk”), they discover it’s safe to talk about what’s bothering them—everything from Esteban’s father’s deportation and Haley’s father’s incarceration to Amari’s fears of racial profiling and Ashton’s adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.

So this is the first Jacquelin Woodson book I have read and it was just fantastic! Wow!  I see what the hype is about with her work! I loved this book and really enjoyed it from cover to cover!

It’s a short novel but yet it still manages to really pack so much powerful discussion and subjects brought up and spoken of.

I also thought it was a good breakfast club feel with 6 kids comings to a room to talk amongst themselves with no adults. I wish we had that at my school when I was younger.

But I liked the Woodson really brought to light what people go through in life that you might not always see. She brought up things no one talks about really, and I know it’ll help others feel included and seen as well. I think a situation that really stood out to me was the fast growing up of a young black boy, and the detainment of a parent by ICE. Those are ones I will remember for a while. But I appreciate that Woodson made these situation easy for young people to relate too. She didn’t make it seem so far off.

I hope when middle graders read this novel that it helps to open up communication between each other. It can be lonesome when you’re facing hardships by yourself. And I hope when they read this they will open their minds and mouths and show that their classmates and friends aren’t alone. These kid’s discussions were so real and so powerful I hope they’ll look at them and know they don’t have to keep it inside and that there are people willing to listen and understand and help them get through those hard times.

I read this book in one sitting, because I couldn’t put it down and I just think kids going through some hard times will relate to this and I feel like they’ll feel seen, and understood.

Woodson’s writing was just beautiful and stunning and I know in the future I’ll be picking up her novels more often. How a writer can just create beautiful work and just bring to light everything people face in life and make it relatable and understandable I won’t ever know.

Highly highly recommend this novel and any novel Woodson has written. I know for sure I am going to be checking out her novels and I hope you do the same. Woodson is fantastic!

Which of her novels do you recommend that I start with next??


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Weekly Reading TBR and Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

I’m here with another TBR and Wrap Up!

My wrap up for last week will be short since I didn’t finish a book last week but I finished two today so far! I’m super pumped about this week! I sense that it’ll be a good reading week for me!

So I didn’t finish anything this week…

-That’s my Wrap Up for last week-

But I did finish stuff today (Monday)! I’ll tell you about it now!

So I finished The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout! I loved it so much! Luc was just the best! I adore him! I missed him and I thought he was a great character in the Lux series! I was so glad we saw Archer and Daemon again and I hope in future books we see Kat again because I love her! I loved Evie but I definitely will always prefer Kat to anybody.

And then I finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah which broke my heart. It was so sad and so amazing! I loved it! I cried a few times and I think everyone should read this book. It’s something that will really impact you.

And I got a little ways into two books! So I’ll talk about those now!

I started The Wicked King last week and I am about 70 pages into it and my goal is to finish it this week! At least by like Wednesday mainly because it’s so good and I want to know what happened! I’ll find out ASAP I promise!

And then I started reading the ebook of The Marquess and the Maiden by Robyn DeHart! It’s cute so far and I think will be a quick read!

And then I started the audiobook of A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab! I was going to read another book on audio but just didn’t feel like reading that particular book. But finally! I am finally reading this book series! Everyone loves it and I’m excited to love it too!

And here is my TBR for the week!

I want to read What If It’s Us by Adam Silver and Becky Albertalli and actually get to it this week! Here’s hoping again!

And then I want to start and hopefully finish For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig! I’ve read a book by her previously and enjoyed it so I can’t wait to check this one out!

And then I want to listen to the audiobook of A Gathering of Shadows by V. E Schwab! I might not finish it but I want to attempt to!

And that is my huge TBR for this week! I am having high hopes and let’s see what I end up reading because sometimes I read different things…

What are your reading plans for this week???

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Currently Reading

Hello everyone! Hope all is going good for you all this week!

I haven’t read as much as I had hoped but I hope to fix that this weekend! I start school Monday so I know instead of doing work I’ll be reading so I know that I’ll get reading done! Lol!

But anyways here’s what I plan on finishing this week. I didn’t finish anything so far this week so I am not adding what I read since again I haven’t read anything! I’ve been a bit busy but yeah.

So I am currently reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and I am actually almost done with it and hope to finish it soon! It’s really good! I love it!


and then I am almost 100 pages into The Wicked King so I want to finish that this weekend as well! It’s so good and interesting and I love the political aspect to it!


and then lastly I started The Darkest Star by Jennifer L Armentrout which is one of my most anticipated books this year! I am so excited and I love it so far! I am like 32% of the way through it.


And that is what I am currently reading and what I am hoping to finish this weekend! I honestly don’t think I’ll be reading anything more but my hope is that I will…

I’m sad at myself but I am also enjoying the time I have left before school starts up again. Meh


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Keeping Him Cover Reveal


Jackson Bishop is your typical playboy.

Unpredictable, charming, and overly confident.

Growing up in Texas, the ranch life is all he’s ever known. Horses and late night partying are his lifestyles, and all the local girls know it too. Riding lessons aren’t the only things taught at the stables, and he makes sure clients never leave unsatisfied. Everyone knows Jackson’s a wild card, but not everything is as it seems. He may be a womanizer on the surface, but he’s hiding deep feelings about the one who’s had his heart since he was a teen. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as roping her in and claiming her as his.

Kiera Young is well-known for her sassy nature and outgoing personality. Though she’s one of the best horse trainers in the area, she’s never been able to tame her best friend and the man she’s secretly loved since she was fifteen—Jackson Bishop. She’s waited years for him to confess his true feelings but as time goes on, she decides she’s done waiting. Kiera finally meets a man who promises to give her the world, and when he pops the question, she says yes—knowing they’re both ready to settle down and start a family.

Even if her heart beats for another man.

Jackson’s certain he’s lost Kiera for good and has no one to blame but himself. However, on the day of her wedding, he can’t bring himself to watch the woman he loves walk down the aisle to someone else. Kiera’s already having second thoughts and knows she can’t get married without his support. It’s not until she’s at the altar that she realizes she can’t let Jackson go and will do whatever it takes to keep him—even if it means running out on her own wedding.



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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

Duke with dragon Tattoo cover

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Published: August 28th, 2018

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: The bravest of heroes. The brashest of rebels. The boldest of lovers. These are the men who risk their hearts and their souls—for the passionate women who dare to love them…

He is known only as The Rook. A man with no name, no past, no memories. He awakens in a mass grave, a magnificent dragon tattoo on his muscled forearm the sole clue to his mysterious origins. His only hope for survival—and salvation—lies in the deep, fiery eyes of the beautiful stranger who finds him. Who nurses him back to health. And who calms the restless demons in his soul…


Lorelei will never forget the night she rescued the broken dark angel in the woods, a devilishly handsome man who haunts her dreams to this day. Crippled as a child, she devoted herself to healing the poor tortured man. And when he left, he took a piece of her heart with him. Now, after all these years, The Rook has returned. Like a phantom, he sweeps back into her life and avenges those who wronged her. But can she trust a man who’s been branded a rebel, a thief, and a killer? And can she trust herself to resist him when he takes her in his arms?

So I think this is one of the few romance novels that I gave 5/5! It was so addicting and so great and I just loved it and got so hooked on it and I didn’t want to put it down!

I really enjoyed the romance and I thought it was great and I wanted to read more of it and I just wanted more from both of them in a good way! I just wanted to see more of them in the future and I honestly think I will be checking out her other novels in the future.

This was fun though because it had pirates and sea adventures and I loved that so much! I loved the adventure and how everything was so intense and just so amazing! I just felt this novel was so great!

I liked the twists that were revealed, and how things we thought were one way were actually a different way! I don’t want to say much about this because I want you all to read this but wow you’ll be shocked like me when you find out all the secrets and things that are revealed in this novel!

I just had so much fun with this novel like I mentioned before, and I just thought it was great and I thought it was good that like she had a disability and that she ended up kicking ass anyways. Lorelei was just an overall good character and she was able to like kick butt, and do whatever she could do succeed in her life and make a life for herself as an older unmarried woman and end the end found love. Plus seeing her care for The Rook when they were younger was cute and I adored that and the relationship they formed with each other before things went bad. I thought it was really sweet that he cared for her a lot and looked after her. They had a great relationship before everything went down. I wonder what would have happened had he not been taken away! Hmmmmm!

Overall I really enjoyed this novel!

The romance was great! The plot line was great, I enjoyed the twists and the reveals and I just loved this so much! I do want to check out her other novels in the future and I think I’ll go back and read the other books in this series!

If you’re into romance and pirates and sea adventures you’ll love this novel!!


Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan Byrne
Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan Byrne uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in every book. She lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her handsome husband and three lovely teenage girls, but dreams of settling on the Pacific Coast. Her Victorian Rebels novels include The Highwayman and The Highlander.

Q&A with Kerrigan Byrne

Q: Describe the hero and heroine of The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo in three words each.
A: Hero: Tenacious. Lethal. Unyielding. Heroine: Wounded. Enduring. Lonely.
Q: What is one thing the heroine, Lorelei, can’t live without?
A: Lorelai can’t live without her animals. She runs an unofficial wildlife preserve where she nurses wounded animals from the estuary back to health. If she didn’t have her precious friends to care for, I don’t know what she’d do!
Q: What was the most played song on your playlist while writing this novel?
A: I listened to the soundtrack to the most recent Anna Karenina and Pride & Prejudice by Dario Marianelli over and over. I know it by heart.
Q: What was your hardest scene to write in The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo?
A: One of my favorite scenes was the “wedding” of The Rook and Lorelai. I loved how it was so serious, but because of who was in attendance and the way pirates view marriage, it became rather ridiculous. I giggled through the whole thing.
Q: What is one thing you would like readers to take away from this story?
A: That forgiveness and communication are just as important in a relationship as passion and excitement. I love that Lorelai teaches the Rook not only that he has a heart, but how to express what is inside it.
Q: What inspired you to write your first book? 
A: I think every writer has that moment when their love of reading is so voracious because they’re looking for one perfect story that they are aching to read about. Then, the idea dawns on us that in order for that story to exist, perhaps we have to write it ourselves. Not that any story is ever perfect, but finally the one that has been burning a hole in your soul is finally told! That’s how it happened for me, anyhow.

Q: Is there another particular author that inspires you or that you enjoy reading? 
A: Within my genre, I’d say Lisa Kleypas is just an incredible and inspiring writer. I devour everything of
hers. Outside of my genre, I am constantly inspired by Christopher Moore. He’s alternately poignant and hilarious and I learn more about great content from him than almost anyone else!

Q: Where do you go or what resources do you use to make sure your novels are historically correct? 
A: Burke’s peerage is always super helpful. I have a bevy of books and resource material on everything from Jack the Ripper to Harper’s Bazaar to help me learn about a time period and the people who lived there. Unfortunately, I still don’t get everything right 100% of the time. It would certainly be more useful to time travel.

Q: Did you learn anything surprising while researching for this novel?
A: I did! I did a ton of research on the practice they used to call “Shanghai.” Life at sea was so difficult, shipping captains were always understaffed. And so, to supplement their crew, they’d pay brothels, cafes, and restaurants (not particularly reputable ones) to often drug their customers and deliver them to the docks. The poor men would wake up on a ship half way to Shanghai (thus the name) and had no choice but to work for his keep until the ship docked again. Can you imagine?
Q: Why do you write historical and contemporary romance? 

A: While history is my first love, I am also nuts about paranormal, suspense, and mystery. I LOVE to unravel a good mystery. I used to work in law enforcement, and I met so many incredible characters, that I knew I had to write about them. I’m burning to have the time to revisit my contemporary world.

Q: What do you do if you don’t feel like writing anymore? 
A: I try to do something inspiring. Go to a concert, a winery, on a drive or hike, or hang out with friends. If it’s crunch time and I can’t indulge myself, I call my wonderful brainstorm and critique partners and they’re always there to help me cobble something together, even when I don’t feel like it’s there. I rely on them heavily for inspiration!

Q: How did you feel the first time you realized one of your books was a hit? 
A: To be honest, I’m still not certain I’ve ever really had that realization! However, I’m pretty sure I have the most incredible fans and friends in the entire world and when I’m doubting myself, or when I am in need of encouragement or validation, they’re always right there with the kindest and most encouraging words.

Q: What’s next for the Victorian Rebels series?
A: I’m very excited to be working on a brand new series entitled THE DEVILS OF DEVONSHIRE. However, I am absolutely planning on writing two more books in the Victorian Rebels series because I know that Chief Inspector Carlton Morley and Sebastian Moncrieff both need to have their stories told. I’ve been yearning to write them for years! They’ll both be coming in 2019, so keep an eye out!