Saturday, May 21, 2016

Blog / Channel Revamp

Hello everyone! I have been blogging very sporadically here and I am honestly not happy with that. I want to fix up my blog, add new content, join more blog hop events I used to enjoy among other things. My internet presence has been very stale lately and I'm very unhappy with that. So I decided I am going to work on improving both my Youtube channel's content as well as my blog's contents. I want to have more regular posts, more fun content and more of a presence really to get in touch with some of my blogging/vlogging friends and followers.

Here's my Youtube declaration:


And I honestly thought the best way to start off my revamp on both my channel as well as my blog is with a bookshelf tour, so this is my latest bookshelf tour, I hope this year I do a better job keeping in touch with me online book loving friends!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Fly With Me: Review



Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

May 3, 2016
Wild Aces #1
Adult Contemporary Romance 
Penguin/Berkley

BOOK SUMMARY: 

From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series.

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down. 

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

Praise for Fly With Me: 

“Sexy, funny, and heart-wrenching—this book has it all!”
- Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy fighter pilot hero? Yes, please. For anyone who’s ever had a Top Gun fantasy, Fly with Me is for you.”
- Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author

BOOK LINKS: 



BOOK REVIEW:

I really love how diverse Chanel's stories are and how new Fighter Pilots were to me when reading. I think I only ever read one book about them and it didn't really get into the emotional dilemmas and difficulties.

Jordan never expected that she would meet the perfect guy at her sister's bridal shower in Las Vegas of all places, but meeting Noah makes her believe she has. Noah doesn't believe he can ever commit due to his lifestyle as a fighter pilot, a passion he can't give up, but will mean he can never find someone to accept the unpredictable lifestyle. Noah and Jordan agree on a fling, not thinking it could turn into something more, something that both of them might be unable to handle.

What I didn't like most about this story was the speed with which some things happened. I kind of wanted more group moments with more interactions with both Jordan and Noah together as well as with friends and other people. But I did love getting an insight on the turmoil and trauma that come hand in hand with the job and the conflicts couples can face. I enjoyed the new and diverse characters as well as the story and I'm dying for more from the series, especially with the way things ended, that was very cruel.

Rating: 4/5



AUTHOR INFORMATION: 

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure. 

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances, women's fiction, and thrillers. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Fly With Me : Release Day

Today is the release day for one of my top author's books, Fly With my by Chanel Cleeton. I'm so excited about this series you guys! As I am about all her books if we're being honest.



Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

May 3, 2016
Wild Aces #1
Adult Contemporary Romance 
Penguin/Berkley

BOOK SUMMARY: 

From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series.

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down. 

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

Praise for Fly With Me: 

“Sexy, funny, and heart-wrenching—this book has it all!”
- Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy fighter pilot hero? Yes, please. For anyone who’s ever had a Top Gun fantasy, Fly with Me is for you.”
- Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author

BOOK LINKS: 


Here are some book teasers:












Check out Book 2 in the Wild Aces series, Into the Blue (out July 5, 2016): 

From the author of Fly with Me and the Capital Confessions Novels comes the newest in the sexy Wild Aces Romance series.

Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancĂ©e.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on what he wants—and he wants Becca.

Thor shows Becca that he’s no longer the impulsive boy he used to be, and Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But will Thor be able to walk away from his dream of flying the F-16 for their love or does his heart belong to the sky?


AUTHOR INFORMATION: 

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure. 

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances, women's fiction, and thrillers. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series.

AUTHOR LINKS:





Thursday, April 28, 2016

This Book Will Change Your Life: Review

Author: Amanda Weaver
ISBN: 1633754316
Book Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: September 28th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Book Source: Netgalley


Goodreads Synopsis:

Take a chance and change your life…

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart.


Review:

So I'm pretty sure 3/4 of this book is quotable and basically describes my life and my addiction to reading. Plus it's based in a BOOKSTORE with a BOOK LOVER turning a non-book lover into a passionate reader. I mean, let's face it that's one of the best conversions in the world.

All the book talk aside, I really enjoyed the other parts of the story, ones where you're doing the wrong things in life just because it's expected or you're trapped in them. I love the courage the characters exhibited to break out of the molds or at least want to, because regret is one of the worst things in life, especially when it's for something that changes you and makes you miserable and hardened and it's too late to fix things.

I decided to pick my favourite quotes (which wasn't easy) to share:

*His dark, heavy eyebrows arch up behind his glasses. "Well, what do you like to read?"
My face goes warm again. "I'm not...much of a reader, I guess."
A pause. "Not much of  a reader?" He frowns, like the very idea is incomprehensible. I've probably just offended him or something. Come to think of it, saying, "I'm not much of a reader" in a bookstore is kind of like swearing in church.

*"Exactly. There's no one answer. No absolute. In a way, I love every book I've ever read because I took something from every one. Except The Red Badge of Courage. I really hated that one. Utterly irredeemable."

*He shakes his head. "Tragic. Okay, so what to read first? God, a person could go crazy trying to choose."

*I arch an eyebrow. "A book will change my life?"
"Any book can change your life if it's the right book and if you let it. Every book can change your life."


*"That's the great thing about books," Ben says. "As opposed to movies or, God forbid, real life - The only thing that matters is how the reader perceives it."

Rating: 4/5