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Paper Thin by Jennifer Snyder
New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Cover Artist: Lindee Robinson Photography
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Fate has always seemed to mock Charlotte Montgomery, continuously dangling the man of her dreams just out of reach. It isn’t until Charlotte receives word her older sister Emma is getting engaged that she feels fate’s teasing has hit a new high.

Once she begrudgingly decides to return home to the tiny town of Parish Cove, curious to find out who has captured her sister’s heart, fate suddenly seems as though it may have tossed her a bone.

The problem: Charlotte forgot one simple thing…Fate has never been her friend.

Emotions run high. Happiness will be shattered. And tragedy will strike, leaving everyone feeling paper thin.

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Chapter Reveal: NAMELESS by Jennifer Jenkins & Giveaway!

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This week, we are revealing CHAPTER ONE of
Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins
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"Jenkins brings edge-of-your-seat adventure to this intriguing new world. I can’t wait to read more!”
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Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.

Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.

What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.

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Chapter 1
Zo couldn’t remember a time when she didn’t fear the Ram.
Even after the raid, when so much of her fear had turned
to hate, the fear still existed beneath. It was a foundation that
she came to rely upon. A constant.
Sleeping under a fir tree so close to Ram’s Gate went
against her very nature. While her body revolted, she couldn’t
think of a more appropriate place to be. Zo choked down the
beastly fear clawing its way up her throat and smiled like this
was just another assignment. “It’s time, Gabe.”
Her guard, Gabe, rested on soggy pine needles beside her.
His hands were tucked behind his shaggy blond head, eyes
closed in feigned sleep. He used to lay like that, with his arms
arrogantly thrown back and his chest puffed out like he owned
the world, when they were kids. The river would rush by
carrying rumors of starving clans and battles lost—heartache
that pulled tight strings of tension throughout Zo’s body—
while Gabe just laid back and chewed on a grass root.
Today, Gabe’s pretend-sleep didn’t fool Zo any more than
it ever had. They both knew he hadn’t slept soundly since
they’d left the Allied Camp a week ago. With eyes still closed,
Gabe frowned as Zo left the protection of his side to bundle her
bedroll. She crawled out from under the skirt of the enormous
fir tree. Its sweeping limbs that kissed the uneven ground had
kept them as safe as one could be in this godforsaken region.
Behind her, Gabe growled impatiently as he gathered his
things to follow.
“There’s no need to rush this.” He pushed the branch aside
and threw out his pack with more force than necessary. Zo
flinched, not used to seeing her childhood friend angry.
“You didn’t wake me for my watch again,” said Zo,
unsurprised. Ever since they’d left the Allies, Gabe had been
insanely overprotective.
“You need your sleep.”
“And you don’t?”
Gabe sighed and scooped a blob of mud from the newly
thawed earth. He frowned and smeared it along the curved
planes of Zo’s face and neck. The cool mud felt surprisingly
comforting, but it could have just been Gabe’s touch. His
capable hands shook while lines of worry deepened across his
“This won’t work.” He stopped and cupped his muddy
hand at the base of her neck, his blue eyes pleading. “You’re
too pretty. A little mud can’t change that.”
Zo yanked on the sleeve of her shirt until the seam split then
ripped and frayed the cuff of her pant legs. Young, unarmed
women just didn’t go on casual strolls through the perilous
hills of the Ram. Commander Laden said she needed to look
desperate if she wanted them to believe her story. Her lie.
As if looking desperate is hard, Zo thought.
Gabe stood a full head taller than Zo. Despite his large
frame, he could outrun a jackrabbit and his mind was just as
quick. A valuable weapon for the Allies. But with all of his
abilities, he was not the one walking into the lion’s den this
He untwisted the strap of Zo’s medical satchel and let out a
long breath before dropping his hands to his sides.
“I’ll miss you,” said Zo. Her voice carried the mechanical
cadence she’d adopted several years ago. A small part of her—
the part that wasn’t dead—hated disappointing Gabe. He’d
done so much for her and her little sister, Tess, since they’d
journeyed from the Valley of Wolves to live with Commander
Laden and the Allies.
Thinking of her wild, eight-year-old sister brought a
temporary smile to Zo’s muddied face. She couldn’t think of
Tess and not imagine her tromping through the forest trying
to catch squirrels and sneak up on rabbits. It was her second
favorite thing to do, next to following Zo around the Allied
Camp. The little tick wouldn’t take her absence well. Zo had
left a note and arranged for her care, but that didn’t mean the
kid wouldn’t be furious.
Gabe pressed his cold hands to Zo’s face and forced her to
look at him. “Come back with me, Zo. Let Commander Laden
send someone else. Someone with less to lose.”
“We’re not doing this again.” Zo pulled away. She had
begged for this mission, and she would see it through. No
matter what the cost. The Allies desperately needed information
that only she could provide, if they hoped to defeat the most
powerful military force in the region.
Gabe’s hands curled into fists. His voice rose to carry over
the wind that whipped his unruly hair. “Entering Ram’s Gate
is suicide! We don’t even know if you can get the information
Laden’s after.”
The truth was far worse than Gabe could possibly know.
He hadn’t heard what life would be like inside the Gate. They
would eventually discover her, and once they did, they’d kill
her. Plain and simple.
There were worse things a person could endure.
She’d do anything for the Cause.
“Goodbye, Gabe.” She kissed his frozen, whiskered cheek.
His hand clamped down on Zo’s wrist and he yanked her
into a fierce embrace. “I’ll be close, waiting to help you escape
the minute you send word.” He smoothed down her wild, dark
hair. “I’ll find a way to keep you safe, Zo. I swear it.”
Zo forced a hollow smile, for Gabe’s sake. “Look after
Tess. Tell her I’m doing this for her. Tell her I’m doing it for
our parents.”
She left Gabe standing frozen in the low light of morning.
After a hard climb, Zo reached the towering wall of Ram’s
Gate. The wall was comprised of redwood logs at least four
feet in diameter and fifty feet tall, bound together with heavy
rope and shaved to a point at the top. Black tar and broken
glass glimmered along the high rim of the wall to discourage
clans foolish enough to attack, and souls brave enough to dare
Zo looked right and left and saw no end to the wall through
the thick maze of aspen and evergreens. From her training with
Commander Laden, she knew the giant wall ran for miles in
each direction until it reached the cliffs that dropped off to the
freezing ocean below. Inside the wall were hundreds of acres
of farmlands, mountainous forests, and enough homes to house
thousands of Ram and the slaves they called “Nameless.”
Calmer than a sane person should be, Zo dropped to her
knees in the shadow of the ominous wall. Knowing these
might be the last free moments of her life, she allowed herself
to think about things that were normally buried deep within
her. The memory of her mother’s soft skin. The safety of her
father’s smile. Tess’ dimples and her eagerness to please,
despite her stubborn ways.
The moment was as sweet as it was brief. But it was hers.
Deep-voiced drums boomed and the enormous gate rose
inch by inch. Men shouted orders and whips cracked. Through
the gap of the slow-rising gate she saw at least forty men in
tattered animal hides with harnesses on their backs. They
slipped through mud while struggling to turn a giant wheel
connected to a thick chain to raise the gate.
The Nameless. The Ram had kept slaves for hundreds of
years, some were captured, others came willingly, while most
were born into the lowly title.
Instinct told her to run, but fear and determination kept her
frozen in place. She locked the people she loved back into the
cage that was her heart and prepared to face her enemy.
Zo pressed her nose into the icy mud in a show of
submission. The drums ceased and the silence echoed in her
chest like a painful heartbeat.
The metal of short swords clinked against armor as men
approached. She peeked up to sight of a bald leader walking
ahead of a wall of six soldiers. His cold eyes seemed too big
for his head, protuberant like those of a frog.
“Get up,” the leader commanded.
Zo climbed to her feet but kept her gaze focused on the
man’s fur-lined boots.
“State your name and clan,” he ordered.
“I am from the family Shaw of the Kodiak Clan,” Zo said,
hoping her accent would pass. The Ram had raided one of the
Kodiak settlements a few weeks earlier. Many of the women
and children whose husbands had died in the raid would
come to the Gate, choosing to offer themselves as slaves over
watching their children starve to death.
The leader circled her. “Age?”
A few of the guards in the line exchanged words. One
laughed under his breath.
“You’re too thin to claim the Kodiak as your clan. Your
jaw is more square than round.”
The sound of a young girl’s scream saved Zo from having
to answer.
“Let me go! You’re hurting me!” the girl cried.
Zo froze. It couldn’t be …
A guard dressed in full armor carried the kicking child up
the muddy hill and dropped her at the bald leader’s feet.
Zo’s whole body went rigid as her eight-year-old sister,
Tess, scrambled up to hug her. “I’m so sorry,” Tess cried. She
must have secretly followed them from the Allies, though how
she survived the dangerous journey unnoticed was beyond Zo.
“Tess, I thought I’d lost you,” Zo stammered. She hoped
her shock registered as relief instead of panic. “Don’t say a
word,” Zo whispered in her ear as they embraced.
“Who is this child?” the frog-eyed leader asked.
“She is my sister, sir. We were separated. She found me.”
“Clearly.” He circled the girls once more then reached out
and grabbed Zo by the throat, forcing her to the ground on her
back. His lips brushed her cheek as he spoke. “How do I know
you’re not a stinking Wolf? That you’re not feeding me some
story?” His breath reeked of stale cabbage and rotten sausage.
Zo’s heels dug small trenches in the mud as she struggled
against the hand tightening around her throat. Black dots
invaded her vision.
The leader smiled and licked his lips as if she were his next
meal. “We don’t allow Wolves through the Gate.” A string of
spittle escaped his lips and landed on her cheek. “Ever.” He
released his grip and Zo gasped for air.
Tess rushed to Zo’s side, her eyes wet with tears.
“With all of the clans mixing, it’s getting harder and harder
to sort the wheat from the tares. I can’t take any chances …
” He shrugged and nodded to his guard. The men moved in,
pulling the sisters apart. Tess let out a shrill cry. A guard struck
her tiny cheek.
“Please!” Zo fought against firm hands digging into her
arms. “I come from three generations of healers. My sister is
learning too. We beg the mercy of the Ram, and pledge our
lives to your service!”
The Gate Master held up a hand, and his men threw Zo to
the ground. His round, glassy eyes stayed fixed on her as he
grunted a soft command to one of his men. The soldier nodded,
bowed, and ran back through the Gate.
“A healer, you say?” The corner of his lip pulled up to
reveal rotting teeth as he smiled. “We’ll see about that.”



With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).
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Review: Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins

by Jennifer Jenkins
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: November 2015
by Month9Books

Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.

Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.

What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.


I have so much to say about this book that I have no clue where to begin!
To say that I love this book is an understatement. It completely blew me away! I don’t know what I was expecting when I dived into this one, but it definitely was not what I got. It was beyond amazing!
There isn’t one dull moment in NAMELESS. There is always something happening that will keep you at the edge of your seat wanting to scream, jump… something! I literally paced while reading because I was so excited, but yet so nervous all at the same time. With each turning page, I felt like I was watching a movie, only in my head. The writing was great, the descriptions were on point, and the characters… oh man, the characters!!! There isn’t one negative thing I can say about ANY of them. Every single one of them was strong and fearless, and also very well written. They were all likable. No, LOVEABLE! Even the bad ones that you wished death upon. Jenkins has taken world building to a whole new level. It just all flowed together so perfectly, and all felt real. 
Don't get me started on the romance! No, it isn't fluffy. And no, it's not all over the book. But the way it comes to light was perfect! It was nice and slow. Jenkins knew when to give a little, and then give a lot! Zo falls in love with the enemy, so imagine all the feels that comes with this. The angst, the guilt... argh, I am falling in love all over again! 
I am so happy that I took a chance on it. NAMELESS is one book that you can re-read over and over again and it will still feel fresh! I cannot wait for the world to read it and fall under the NAMELESS spell. Because that’s what I feel like I am under, a spell that has me trapped in Zo's world and won’t let me out! I don’t want out! 
If I could, 10 STARS!


Source: http://www.goodchoicereading.com/2015/07/review-nameless-by-jennifer-jenkins.html

Review: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

The Bourbon Kings
by J.R. Ward
Hardcover, 420 pages
Expected publication: July 28th 2015
by NAL

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal....

For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.


The Bourbon Kings was everything I wanted and more! It has that BDB feel, only contemporary. There is nothing paranormal in this book, but I loved it anyway! I enjoyed it from page one until the very end. DEVOURED IT!

The story is about Lane & Lizzie, but if you are familiar with J.R. Ward’s work, then you know she always has to introduce other characters and drag them through the mud before you get their complete story. I think that was what I loved most. You meet Lane, his sister Gin, and his brother Edward.  All three siblings have a story. I was completely lost in their mess and their drama, I could not stop reading. I really hope that Gin gets her own book because that woman has some secrets that kill! I am dying to know how it will all play out.

Ward fans, trust when I say you WILL NOT be disappointed with The Bourbon Kings!

Funny moment:
“Sutton, as always, a pleasure.” He glanced at his sire. “Father, fuck you.”

I don’t know why, but I laughed so hard at this part! A DEFINITE MUST-READ!

5 HUGE stars!


Source: http://www.goodchoicereading.com/2015/07/review-bourbon-kings-by-jr-ward.html


Forever for a Year - B.T. Gottfred
By B.T. Gottfred
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When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they're together, nothing else matters. But one of them will make a choice, and the other a mistake, that will break what they thought was unbreakable. Both will wish that they could fall in love again for the first time . . . but first love, by definition, can't happen twice.

Told in Carolina and Trevor's alternating voices, this is an up-close-and-personal story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, and discovering it might not last forever.

B.T. Gottfred is an author, playwright, and director. Some stuff he has done to feign sanity includes writing, directing & producing feature film The Movie Hero; writing the Off-Broadway play Mary, F**ck, or Kill and web series “Sex and Love Conspire to Destroy the World”, and writing & directing the play Women Are Crazy Because Men Are Assholes, which has played over four years in Los Angeles and Chicago and is set to make its Off-Broadway premiere this year. Forever for a Year is his first novel. Sort of.
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Review: Sugarbaby by Crystal Green

by Crystal Green
Kindle Edition
Published May 19th 2015 by InterMix

Received via NetGalley

Hasn’t anyone heard the saying “nobody’s perfect”? Apparently, a lot of people in my hometown of Aidan Falls haven’t…

Don’t get me wrong. Most of the locals here are perfectly nice. But certain close-minded ex-classmates have a problem with the fact that I cheated on my jock-star football boyfriend on one drunk, stupid night. And no one likes to see a local hero embarrassed.

But everything changed when I accidentally sent a “sext” to the wrong number—and ended up sharing some flirty exchanges. So when the mysterious, sexy Noah Reeves shows up at my job, I’m a bit shocked.

You see, Noah’s a billionaire businessman who famously disappeared after a competitor kicked him out of his own family’s company. Why would he want to meet me? I don’t see anything special in the mirror.

But Noah may just be able to disprove the old adage that mirrors don’t lie…

SUGARBABY was an okay read for me. I did like the main MC, and her friends, and even felt a strong connection with her at time. Her friends were funny and I enjoyed their friendship with Jadyn. They had a great bond.

Aside from that, I had too many issues with this story. My first issue is the whole way Jadyn and Noah meet. She sends him a text by mistake, which was meant for her friend Diana. Noah writes back, and the both immediately have this “connection”. After exchanging a couple of text, he ends up at her job a couple of days later. Jadyn doesn’t really know who they are and treats them like any other customer. Of course she pieces it together and is just as curious as Noah is. I, honestly, would have been freaked out that this boy felt the need to find me, but that is just me. I also understand why he did it. Noah is bored and in hiding so, why not? He has nothing else to do, right? I think my biggest issue is that the text conversation were just so dead. There really wasn’t anything THAT exciting between the texting.

Anyway, I don’t want to give too much away. Once all this happens and things take off a bit, I actually started liking their relationship. I kept reading and was hoping for a HEA between the two. But somewhere along the way the story sort of changed. Noah decides to deal with his issues and drags Jadyn along. I feel like his entire personality changed and I no longer cared for him. In fact, I sort of got bored. Jadyn becomes like this caretaker and is always trying to help him, and in the process keeps getting hurt. To some, this makes for a perfect story. And I get it, there has to be some kind of drama. But this just wasn’t for me.

I hate writing reviews like this, and normally I don’t write a review or rate a book that I did not read until the end, but I read 90% of it and felt that I should share my thoughts. Obviously the author did something right if I was that frustrated while reading, right? LOL!

I wasn’t aware that this was a part of a series. Even though I wasn’t a fan of SUGARBABY, I did buy the first in the series, HONEYTRAP – which features different characters.

If you love NEW ADULT CONTEMP. I say give SUGARBABY a try. It wasn’t a story for me, but I am pretty sure tons of NA fans will chew this baby up. :)

2.5 Stars!
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Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

Expected publication: August 25th 2015
by Clean Teen Publishing

Jennifer Anne Davis's best-selling True Reign series captivated readers from the very first page. Now, get ready to become entangled in the follow-up series, Reign of Secrets. In this new series, follow Allyssa, the daughter of the beloved Emperor Darmik and Empress Rema— and find out what happens after happily ever after.

Seventeen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that of a vigilante—to hunt down criminals and help her people firsthand.

Unfortunately, her nightly escapades will have to wait because the citizens of Emperion may need saving from something much bigger than common criminals. War is encroaching on their country and in order to protect her people, Allyssa may have to sacrifice her heart. Forced to entertain an alliance through marriage with a handsome prince from a neighboring kingdom, she finds herself feeling even more stifled than before. To make matters worse, the prince has stuck his nosy squire, Jarvik, to watch her every move.

Jarvik is infuriating, bossy and unfortunately, the only person she can turn to when she unveils a heinous plot. Together, the unlikely pair will have to work together to stop an enemy that everyone thought was long gone, one with the power to destroy her family and the people of Emperion. Now the cage Allyssa so longed to break free from might just be the one thing she has to fight to keep intact. In order to save her kingdom, she will have to sacrifice her freedom, her heart, and maybe even her life.


I recently attended Book Expo of America in New York City with a couple of blogging friends of mine, and sort of jumped in blind. I knew of maybe 5 books that were going to be featured there and that I MUST-HAVE. CAGE OF DECEIT was in that top 5!

A couple of month’s back I came across her TRUE REIGN series and absolutely LOVED it. There are only three books in the series, and they were amazing! When I found out that she had written a spin-off I literally jumped with joy. I am not kidding! That is how much I loved the characters, the world, romance, EVERYTHING!

CAGE OF DECEIT did not disappoint! It’s filled with just as much suspense and action as Jennifer Anne Davis TRUE REIGN series. There isn't one complaint out of me over this book. It was written well, from beginning to end you are completely entertained and fully hooked on the characters. Davis gives you just enough action mixed in with romance that it makes the story feel complete. It was a bit predictable at times, but I am okay with that because I was secretly hoping the story was heading in that in direction.

I thought Jennifer Anne Davis' TRUE REIGN series was one to rave about, but CAGE OF DECEIT has topped it, and has completely blown me away! I love this book! I cannot wait for the sequel! Davis will forever be on my MUST-READ list. A Good Choice for Reading! ;) A MUST-READ!

5 HUGE stars!
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Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

Rebel Mechanics 
by Shanna Swendson
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 14th 2015
by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children's young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.


Can we start with the cover? It’s gorgeous! I love everything about it. It’s the first thing that made me want to read it. Beautiful! It also fits the story perfectly!

As for the story itself, I am not sure how I feel about it. I expected a lot more to be honest.

It had a great opening and immediately I fell in love with the idea of Verity falling for a bandit. I sort of knew that they would cross paths again, and my first thought was “now this is going to be a good romance.” Unfortunately, that is not where the story went. In fact, for more than half of the book Verity knows who the bandit really is, but doesn’t say a word. She befriends a group of rebels and right away she puts all her trust in them. Even if she questioned them, or their actions, she still went along with most of their little adventures and becoming a spy for them. There is also a romance that blossoms between Verity and a rebel that, to me, didn’t feel real at all. I wasn’t buying it one bit. There was just no chemistry between the two.

Overall, Rebel Mechanics was interesting enough to keep me reading until the very end, but I wish there was a little more action, some twist and turns that weren’t predictable. I also wish there was a lot more magic involved. But I did like the world Shanna Swendson has created, and the way she would describe certain things. Her writing was great! If there is going to be a sequel I plan on reading it. With the way things ended, I have hope that the story is going to go in a certain direction. *wink wink*
3 Stars!

Source: http://www.goodchoicereading.com/2015/06/rebelmechanics.html










Title: Hide Me
Author: Lexi Scott
Release date: 7/7/15
Entangled Publishing: EMBRACE

Sometimes it's easier to run...

Ripped apart by guilt and grief, nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad grabs her stuff and runs from her super-conservative home and family in Pennsylvania and hauls ass for sunny California. All she wants is escape. Now she has a craptastic apartment, a job at a tattoo parlour, and even a friend-who's-mostly-benefits. Then she meets a sexy, inked, surfer-dude who has the potential of capsizing everything...

Deo Beckett is adrift. Underemployed and over-boozing, Deo knows he should be doing something more with his life. Being something more. All it takes is a pin-up hottie with a smart mouth—and a bruised soul—to force Deo to start looking below the surface. To wonder if there's more to life than being a beach bum. Now he's falling for Whit...and hard.

But Whit ran from home for a reason, and she'll go to any lengths to keep Deo from learning the truth...





Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout Virtual Signing!


It's that time again!

Today we kick off the virtual signing for EVERY LAST BREATH by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

EVERY LAST BREATH is the third and final book in Jennifer L. Armentrout's DARK ELEMENTS series.

Not only will Jennifer be signing EVERY LAST BREATH, but she will also be signing the first two books in the series for those who want a complete set. How awesome is that??? She rocks! End of story. LOL!

Anyway, below is all the information on how you can grab your copy(s) today!

STOP BY www.GoodChoiceReading.Com today to grab your copies!


Reading progress update: I've read 77 out of 294 pages.

Cage of Deceit (Reign of Secrets #1) - Jennifer Anne Davis

Cover Reveal: PULL by Anne Riley

Rosie Clayton witnesses a mugging on her first night in London—and then the scene rewinds itself.

She finds herself standing in the same place again, with the mugging happening just like before, except this time a stranger steps in and stops it. There's no way the same incident can have two outcomes. Rosie thinks she’s losing her mind, until just a few days later, the stranger saves her.

The stranger, Albert, and his band of misfit crime-fighters, have a special ability, Pulling, which allows them to rewind just enough time to undo and interfere in a series of events. Someone is hunting Albert and his crew--and now that Rosie’s been seen with them, she’s a target too. Rosie is left with no choice but to trust Albert to keep her safe.

As Rosie learns more about this unbelievable ability and the people – if you can call them that – who want them dead, she discovers that the group’s desire for her might be more than mere coincidence. Each step into this magical side of London introduces Rosie to a family history that she never knew existed, and dangerous forces that could unravel her home in an instant.

Her family may be the reason they’re all being hunted—and she may be the only one who can figure out how to save them. The thing about Pulling, though, is you have to be alive to do it.



I’m an author of young adult fiction disguised as a high school Spanish teacher. I live in Birmingham, Alabama with my very attractive husband (some say he resembles Matt Damon) and my small, giggly daughter.

After graduating from the University of Alabama with a double major in advertising and Spanish, I wrote several complete manuscripts, none of which will ever see the light of day. In fact, I like to pretend they never existed in the first place, although this isn’t really fair as those manuscripts helped me find my voice as an author.

Other than writing, I enjoy reading, painting, watching interior design shows, pretending to cook, skipping workouts, and drinking coffee until I start to twitch.


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - Review

Red Queen #1
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: 2/10/15
Publisher: HarperTeen


The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?


I cannot put into words how much I freaking ADORE this book. It has everything I LOVE in a young adult novel. Great characters, amazing plot, lots of action, betrayal, twist and turns with almost every page, it's out of this world GOOD!

Mare's world is brutal. That is the only way I can describe it. She hasn't lived a great life. She struggles to stay out of the Silver Bloods way and survive, but at the same time she doesn't coward away from much. Certain events lead her to an encounter with a Silver that forever changes her life.

The first couple of chapters were great, but the story really gets good at Chapter five. That is where it all falls apart for Mare. Or should I say falls together?

At the Silver court she discovers that she isn't just an ordinary Red Blood after all. She actually has power of her own. Which comes as a huge shock to the Silver's because Reds aren't supposed to have any power at all. Not sure what to do with themselves, the Silver royal family throws her into a dress, concocts a story about her past life, and even betroths her to their son, Maven. After all, why waste someone with such a powerful gift?

I have to stop there because I am just getting carried away and I might giveaway something that I shouldn’t. I absolutely love this book!

RED QUEEN is definitely one of my top favorite/must read of 2015! The best part? It’s out today! I say buy it, and get lost inside Mare’s world, then come back to this post and rave about it with me. I have to find someone who loves it just as much I do!!!

There is a romance, but it isn’t like any romance you’ve read in ANY young adult novel out today. You are pulled in so many different directions trying to SEE what Mare see’s, and feel what she feels. Victoria Aveyard will fill you with so many different emotions with each page you won’t know what to do with yourself when done reading.

A fantastic, definite GOOD CHOICE for READING!