Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Wrap-Up

I can't believe April is over already.  Where has all the time gone?

So, without further ado, here are some things that happened in April.

  1. I finished my MS for Iron Curse and sent it off to beta read. Hopefully I will be nice and fresh-minded when I get everything back to do more revisions.
  2. If you follow me on twitter, you may have noticed a couple things. One is that I turned  closet into a built-in bookshelf. Yay!
  3. The other is that my laptop broke and I had to buy a new one. Boo! I'm still not used to this keyboard.
  4. I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo very last minute. Between editing and drafting Spy Project, I barely met my goal of 20k. 
  5. I read a lot.
  6. I had my birthday. So my book haul is kind of huge.

Audiobook Review: Six of Crows

Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co./Audible Studios
Release Date: September 29, 2015

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Review: Warrior Witch by Danielle L Jensen

Warrior Witch  (The Malediction Trilogy, #3)Title: Warrior Witch
Author: Danielle L Jensen
Publisher: Angry Robot
Release Date: May 3, 2016

The thrilling conclusion to the breakout Malediction Trilogy by Goodreads Choice finalist Danielle L. Jensen.

Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world.

As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who’d see them dead. To win, they will risk everything. And everyone.

But it might not be enough. Both Cécile and Tristan have debts, and they will be forced to pay them at a cost far greater than they had ever imagined.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (50) The Darkest Magic

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about.  

This week, I'm excited about...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

SST Review: The Island by S. Usher Evans + Giveaway!


The Island (Madion War Series, #1)Title: The Island
Author: S. Usher Evans
Publisher: Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
Release Date: April 26, 2016

Prince Galian is third in line to the throne, but prefers his place as a resident at the Royal Kylaen Hospital. When his father urges him to join the military to help reclaim their colony, Galian is forced to put aside his oath to Do No Harm and fight a war he does not believe in.

Across the great Madion Sea, Captain Theo Kallistrate dreams of a day when she is no longer bound by conscription to fight for her country's independence. But when the Kylaens threaten, honor and duty call her to the front lines to fight off the oppressors.

When an air skirmish goes wrong, both Theo and Galian crash on a remote island hundreds of miles from either nation. Grievously injured, Theo must rely on Galian's medical expertise, and Galian must rely on Theo's survival skills, to live another day in a harsh and unforgiving terrain.

Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive? Or will the war that brought them to the island tear them apart?

The Island is the first in a new romance trilogy by S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series and Empath.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched QueenTitle: The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: April 26, 2016

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...

But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (49) The Raven king

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about!

This week I'm waiting on...

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Review: Edenhart's Rivalry by J.N. Tomczak

Edenhart's Rivalry (Kingdom of the Faeries, #1)Title: Edenhart's Rivalry
Author: J.N. Tomczak
Release Date: February 11, 2016

A dark power is rising, and a kingdom is in dire need of a leader when the King of the Faeries falls in battle. Or so, that’s what they’re led to believe, but his only heir and daughter, Aurora, suspects murder.

But when she and her loyal friend Percy, the Captain of the Elite Guard, discover an ancient prophecy foretold by the enigmatic Faerie Sorcerers, Aurora finds herself an unwilling pawn in a dark plot that will threaten everything she holds dear.

Her courage and magic will be her greatest weapons if she hopes to succeed where all others have failed. But will she? Aurora must ask herself this very question: just how far is she willing to go to save her kingdom, and at what costs?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (48) RoseBlood

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're really excited about.

This week I'm excited about...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Series I'm Never Gonna Finish

So I've been procrastinating a lot this weekend.  I'm supposed to be editing right now. HA!

I spent a lot of time on youtube watching a ton of different BookTubers, nd I saw a lot of them had videos posted about series they are never going to finish. So I thought I would share with you the series that I have started and do not plan on ever finishing.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but obviously they aren't all that important if I can't remember them lol

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Review: No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

No Love AllowedTitle: No Love Allowed
Author: Kate Evangelista
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: April 19, 2016

It's all fun and parties until someone falls in love in this modern fairy tale from author Kate Evangelista.

Caleb desperately needs a fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father’s law firm with a pretty girl on his arm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he’s not ready for and isn’t sure he wants. And sadly, the last unattached girl in his social circle has just made the grievous mistake of falling in love with him. Fortunately, Didi, recently fired waitress and aspiring painter, is open to new experiences. As the summer ticks by in a whirl of lavish parties, there’s only one rule: They must not fall in love!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dragon Loyalty Award Answers

So whoops! I forgot about posting the answers to this.

So I was tagged by Sam for this.  Here were the rules.

Zee Rulezzz
1. Give nine facts about yourself.
2. Tag other bloggers (dragons only).

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (47) How to Hang a Witch

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about.

This week, I'm waiting on...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

March Wrap-Up

How in the world is it April already??  How did this happen?  March went by far too quickly.

So many things happened and so many hings are going on now.  For example: My cats are running around causing chaos and nightmares everywhere they go.  -sigh-

Well let's get on with it then.  What happened in March?

Audiobook Review: Firstlife by Gena Showalter

Firstlife (Everlife, #1)Title: Firstlife
Author: Gena Showalter
Narrator: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Release Date: February 23, 2016

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…