Monday, March 02, 2015

Author of the Month - Nikki Rae: Interview + Giveaway!

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"Author of the Month" is a new feature that I have recently created to honour my favourite authors who have written some of the best books I have ever read. 

This feature will: 
  • Run for the entire month. 
  • On every Sunday of the month (excluding the first week where I will have a blog post introducing and interviewing the author), there will be a blog post dedicated to the author. The content of the blog post is entirely up to the author's choice. 

For the entire month of March, I am proud to feature Nikki Rae, author of one of my personal favourite novels, The Donor as Dreamland Teenage Fantasy’s author of the month! My first exposure to Nikki’s work was through Netgalley. Getting The Donor approved on my request list was one of the best thing that has happened in my reader’s life! Overwhelmed with adoration and excitement, I had sent my first fan mail to Nikki and she was so friendly in her replies, I swear it was a celebrity meet and greet moment. In conjunction with her new release of Animal, I have decided to feature Nikki Rae for the entire month of March! Stay tuned for an author interview with Nikki Rae and my thoughts on her new book, Animal.

Without further ado,

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Nikki Rae

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Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.



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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fire Down Below by Debra Anastasia - Release Day + Giveaway!

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*Please be advised that the following content may not be suitable for readers of younger age. Read at your own risk!* 




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Dove Glitch is embarrassed about everything above her knees and below her belly button. When she has to fill a delicate, embarrassing prescription the last thing she needs is a sexy-as-hell (and brand spanking new) pharmacist behind the counter.

Johnson Fitzwell’s first day of his dream career also happens to coincide with the exact moment Dove needs her feminine meds filled. His glorious voice is way too loud–as in, he should be counting down the hits with Ryan Seacrest kind of loud. Thanks to Johnson’s handsome face and gorgeous jaw line, Dove dives headlong into her waking nightmare and asks for a vagina-scented cream.

How could she not fall for him? Dove's only active goal now is to get Johnson to kiss her right on the lips. Either set. However, his horrible girlfriend is one of many obstacles preventing her from making that fantasy a reality. When Dove defends Johnson in the most unhygienic, unconventionally gross way in the middle of a crowded restaurant, their tender, slightly tantric relationship is off to a galloping, farting start.

Each print copy of this book will be dipped in holy water by my mom, and glared at by my father as he purses his lips. Neither will help. So, drop your pants and turn to the left and cough. I hope you're not allergic to latex, because it’s time to fill your prescription. Anally.

Oh God. We’re talking about me being naked, in the shower with cooter cream. Please world, end. Kill me.

“I know it’s not soap. I just… if it’s scented… I can’t do scented. Flowers and stuff like that. Fruit-flavored soaps make… things… burnish.” She could tell from the peeks at his face Mr. Fitzwell had never stepped foot in bath and lotion store, wanting to try the array of fun fragrances. Nor had he purchased Peppermint Candy shower gel, foamed up his nether regions, and felt like he had dipped them in lava. Dove crossed and uncrossed her legs at the memory.

Mr. Fitzwell seemed concerned. “Okay, just a heads-up. It’s definitely not good to put any fruits or plant life near your genitals.” He made a V with his hands and formed his own pretend vagina in front of his pants.

Dove covered her eyes and tried to defend herself because now she could hear the sickly older woman beating her supporters with a purse.

Dove’s mumbling got louder with her embarrassment. “I don’t put weird things down… there. Just make sure that the cream’s vagina-scented. Just plain. For vaginas.” She kept her eyes on the counter. 

Animal by Nikki Rae - Release Day + Giveaway

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Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear. 


He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #38

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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Check out their blogs and join in the weekly meme fun!
No! You just have to make me choose again! 


Okay, I'm just being dramatic :P

My top 3 books would be: 

The Host (The Host, #1)

Father Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5)
I love the novella more than the novel itself! 
Going Too Far

Holy. That was really hard to choose. Haha! 


Happy Friday! What are yours? :)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award

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A huge thanks to Jess @ Jess Time to Read for the nomination! This is my second Versatile Blogger Award since 2011 and I am so ecstatic for the nomination! :D

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award

*If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.
*Thank the person who nominated you. :)
*Link back to their blog. They'd be ever so grateful!
*Select 15 blogs or bloggers for the award (ones you recently discovered or follow regularly)
*Nominate them for the award (remember to notify them once you do!)
*Lastly, tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself. Easy as that!

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1. I hate cucumber. 

2. I love driving, but afraid of heavy traffics. 

3. I am a loyal ice cream fan, even though they are the reason why I can't lose weight. 

4. My favourite past time is to mope. No kid!

5. One of the most beautiful view in the world is to stare at the sky from underneath a tree. 

6. I'm into all sort of music genre, but love Indie and Rock the most. 

7. I have a weakness for dark haired guys.







Tracy @ Cornerfolds

Kristen @ One Chapter Ahead

Alexandra @ Milky Way of Books

Jocelyn @ Jooniel Heo


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka by Christy Heron - Book Blitz + Giveaway!

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“For the 500th time, the next few hours blurred into grays, whites, and lime greens, as I hunched on my saddle under The Amazing Race. It didn’t matter if the B’s (the boyfriends) trickled down around me like rain on an umbrella. Or if one, secure, agree- able, current boyfriend—B11—provided SFF substitutes for con-versation, hands, and lips. Writing, days and nights, breathing—my whole world—crippled into melancholia and made no sense if I didn’t have Jack.” -pg.6

“We texted; we didn’t text. Hurt and alone, I abused him digi- tally. He came over and stayed one hour and made sure I knew he wouldn’t be staying over. I felt like a whore and didn’t care. I didn’t have the energy to care. He left in a bad mood (no idea why) and I turned back on a TV show about the morbidly obese. It was becom- ing impossible to be pleasant. I wasn’t easy going, perky, positive, or happy enough for him; his influence on my emotional problems and my personality was an excruciating side effect of what we’d created. I bet this is where a dumb, boring, girlfriend comes in handy. Just shut up, smile and spread your legs.” pg.228

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Christy Heron has been writing professionally for the last thirteen years. She has written four novels, short stories, poetry and has just released her new "Anti" Romance Novel Unrequited – One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka this summer with great success. Her style is unique and her ability to relate to readers is innate. Ms. Heron paints vivid pictures through words; raw storytelling and vibrant detail making her audience feel as if each page has come alive. A tan, candid, Southern California blonde; however beyond the exterior she is an infinite collection of characters and stories. She loves to make her readers squirm and blush, just enough. Her boisterous, confident, yet deeply intimate personality dances on the pages of her books making them one of a kind. She is currently working on her follow up novels, Twenty Something and Blonde: A Tale of a Los Angeles Life on The Verge and Soulcrusher.

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Mending Michael (Hunter Hill University #2) by J.P. Grider

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Mending Michael by J.P. Grider



Mending Michael (Hunter Hill University #2)
by J.P. Grider

Genre: Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: December 13, 2014

You can find Mending Michael on Goodreads

You can buy Mending Michael here:


There is a fine line between love and hate.

When bartender Mick Ross first sees Holly Buchanan walk into Donny's Bar, his heart comes to a halt. That is, until she serves him her fake ID and reveals her true nature when she's declined her drink.

Holly thinks Mick is an ass, and she has no clue why he can't stand her. Though, she does enjoy looking at his ass.

So, when Donny hires Holly to waitress at his bar, she must either deal with Mick's hatred toward her or give him a taste of his own medicine.

Tensions are high.
Comments are made.
Hearts are hurt.

But if there really is a fine line between love and hate, then Mick and Holly must decide on which side they stand.


J.P. Grider is a Young Adult and New Adult author. She is the author of six novels. Her young adult series The Honor Trilogy consists of A Touch of Honor, A Man of Honor, and A Heart of Honor, while her first two novels - Unplugged (A Portrait of a Rock Star) and Maybe This Life - are standalone adult contemporary novels. Her most recent release is the new adult romance Calling California, which is the first in her Hunter Hill University series. The next book in the series – Mending Mick – will be released in October, 2014. All the books in the Hunter Hill University series will be standalone books and can be read in any order.

You can follow J.P. on Facebook at J.P. Grider, Author, on Instagram and Twitter @JPGrider1, and on her blog at jpgrider.com.

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I received a review copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.


Well, let's start off with the cover. 5 freaking stars for the brilliant contrast of colours and the simplicity of the idea. This is the kind of cover that would grasp my attention in the bookstore when I'm looking for a romance novel. 

With that aside, I thought Mending Michael (brilliant name, to add) was a great story that centred around a broken family and an impossible love relationship. Michael Ross and Holly are great characters to begin with, strong and independent despite being put through numerous hardships in life.
 

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