Posted in 2016, December

Blog Tour: Serendipity of Fate by Becky Banks



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by Becky Banks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an exciting tale of unexpected passion, romance, loss and recovery. I really enjoyed every bit of this book. I was given the first chapter to ponder over and immediately fell in love with the story line and characters enough to want to grab the whole book and engorge myself in the life of those from New Orleans.

Cason and Savannah have one thing in common……Savannah’s brother, Ryan, whom lost his life fighting for our country alongside his best friend Cason. Cason survived but Savannah blames him for her brother’s death.

I loved the witty banter between Savannah and Cason. They were definitely meant for each other even though they were not aware of it at first. This is the main plus to the storyline, the fact that the author kept it interesting between the two main characters. Also, I loved that Cason challenged Savannah in every way, he did not just give in to her and made her think outside the box.

Superb contemporary romance, kudo’s to Becky Banks!

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About Becky Banks

Becky Banks grew up, like the generations of Bankses before her, in the Hawaiian Islands. With the islands as her roots, Becky was raised within the time-honored tradition of beckybanks-1-of-1“talking story” before a backdrop of grassy fields, blue waters, and cloud-clad mountains. She moved to the mainland after high school to attend Oregon State University, where she studied forestry, natural resources, and science education. One fateful day she realized that her decades of scribblings promised the makings of a romance writer. Becky’s first novel, The Legend of Lady MacLaoch, achieved the Night Owl Reviews Top Pick Award and Amazon’s Best Seller for Historical Romance.

Becky lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Keith, and their wild toddler, Sammy.

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Posted in 2016, December

Promo Post: Butterfly Bones by Rebecca Carpenter


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Genre: YA Sci-fi

Lakewater Press

Summary:

Bethany should be dead, just like the doctors predicted. But along came the butterflies, altering the order of nature. And now nature is hell bent on revenge. Because when fate’s path is disrupted, it’s only a matter of time before balance must be restored.

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About the Author

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Rebecca Carpenter is a native of western Colorado. She is married with two grown children and has been blessed with four amazing grandchildren. She owns and directs a large childcare center where she shares her love for books. In her spare time, she freelances as a copy editor, helping others attain their writing dreams. She finds solace and clarity while spending time with her husband exploring the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

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Posted in 2016, ARC, November

Happy Book Birthday Balance by Janelle Stalder!


Balance (The Balance Series, #1)Balance by Janelle Stalder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Janelle has done it again!! I honestly do not think that I could ever read something that she wrote that I do not like!

This is a paranormal romance about fallen angels and demons. I have not read a book in this genre in such a long time, so when I saw this one, I was immediately intrigued! I was completely sucked in from the moment I started it until the very end! This is definitely a one-sitting kind of book! You all have been warned, so I can easily say “I told ya so!”

My favorite character would have to be Caleb! Can I say “la swoon?” I really liked him from the beginning with his silent sexy smirk and his don’t care about anyone attitude! I loved how much he got under Viv’s skin before she had even started talking to him!

Oh holy son of a cliffhanger!!! Janelle is superbly good at these also and darn it, she has done it again! She has left me wanting even more after I had spent a whole day with these characters only to leave me hanging!!! BUT…She was nice enough to let us know that the second installment is right around the corner…which makes me INSANELY happy!!!

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Posted in 2016

Happy Thanksgiving


We wanted to take the time to wish all of you a…

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We are so very thankful for each and everyone of you!

We hope you have a great turkey day!

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Posted in 2016, November

The Winter Wonderland Tag


I found this tag over at Kayla @kdrekthebookworm, go check her out! She has an awesome blog and very insightful reviews:)

I am not a big fan of winter but thought this would be the perfect post since here in PA, we have begun to see the winter like conditions outside and it has gotten very cold, very quick!

 Do you like the cold?

NO! I hate the cold! I love the summer so much more!

Favorite part about winter?

Hot chocolate, snow days and fuzzy slippers

Does it snow where you live?

I live in Northeast Pennsylvania so yes, we do get snow. Some years, we get next to nothing but other years…it can blizzard!

Favorite clothing item in winter?

Big comfy sweaters or turtle necks!

Your favorite winter memory?

Sledding with my husband in our younger years!

Favorite hot drink?

Hot chocolate

Best winter book to read curled up in a blanket?

Anything with a good romance!

Best winter movie to watch?

I love watching old 80’s movies like The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles or License to Drive!

Do you do any winter sports? (e.g. Skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating)

Not in a long time but I use to love to ice skate

Favorite Christmas/holiday/New Years’ tradition?

I love Christmas eve! Our family all meets up at my Grandmother’s house and it is our tradition. We have been doing this since I was a kid.

I TAG ALL OF YOU!!!

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Posted in 2016

Guess who is back?!?!


Hi Everyone!

I am excited to let you all know that Sam is back here on NightlyReading. She had taken a short hiatus to complete some college credits but now she is back in full force!

Welcome back Sam!!

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Posted in 2016, November

Discussion: Help! I am drowning in a huge TBR pile!


I am dying to know how others handle their TBR pile!

As a blogger, I receive tons of review requests! I do not accept all of them but I do accept some. AND then we have the blog tours that we get invited to and of course…they are so much fun that we just HAVE to accept those invites. But then…as if those were not enough…we have those beautiful ARC’s that are offered to us from the publishing companies and heaven forbid if you are a Netgalley or edelweiss user…then you have even more to worry about because you end up with 1200 ebooks on your kindle and are so overwhelmed and do not know where to start or even what to do next!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you see my current problem?

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As a huge book nerd (which I believe all of you to be also, otherwise you would not be here) I just have a very hard time saying NO!!! Especially to a book with a pretty cover! I like to see them on my shelves and hold them and maybe even pet them. (don’t judge)

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I feel like I have so many books that I am very choosy when picking which ones that I will read. And don’t even get me started on the ones that I actually purchase….those never seem to get read:-(

These last two months of the year, I am going through my kindle and trying to read as many Netgalley/edelweiss books that I possibly can. I am embarrassed to say that my Netgalley reviewed percentage is only at 13%!! (this is very bad since it is supposed to be 80% people!)

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So, I am here to ask all of you…how do you keep track of your TBR pile? I feel like anything that I have not read by the end of this year needs to be gone through and be tossed out to get ready for 2017 and a whole slew of new books??

HELP!!!

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Posted in 2016, November

Review: Sanctum by Sarah Fine


Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands, #1)Sanctum by Sarah Fine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! I liked the premise and the world building around the idea of hell. The topic of suicide to get into hell was a bit of a touchy one but I was able to read through til the end.

The characters were very interesting and I actually adored all of them. I really could not tell you which was my favorite because they were each unique in their own right!

There were some tear jerker parts in this book and anyone whom has suffered from depression or knows someone who has will feel for these characters right off the bat.

I do have the next book ready to go but feel that I need to take a breather after this one. Not sure if I can just plow right into it?!?!

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Posted in 2016, November

Promo Post: The Keep by Tenille Berezay w/ Giveaway!


 

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THE KEEP is the dramatic sequel to THE CONVERGENCE; a continuation of Desiree and Blake’s story.
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Book One:

The Convergence (Converters #1)
by Tenille Berezay
Genre: YA Scifi/fantasy
Release Date: March 12th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Hiding unbelievable physical abilities, seventeen-year-old Desiree Morgan buries herself inside the realities of high school. But when Blake Thomas infiltrates her life, all of Desiree’s secrets begin to unravel. With answers come more questions and soon she is entangled in a world of secret societies, human experimentation, perilous power-struggles, and ultimate sacrifice. To escape, Desiree can’t be simply extraordinary…she must redefine the impossible.

THE CONVERGENCE is a story of one girl’s search to understand herself and the realization of what makes her truly great.

 
The Convergence will be
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Excerpt from The Keep:

    I always thought I’d face death with more feeling. That maybe I’d go out in a blaze of fury. Or I would be relieved. Instead, I’m left waiting for it with an uncertainty of feeling that leaves me thinking I’ve already passed. That my soul is empty and just waiting for my body to catch
up. The absence of emotion would frighten me if I could feel. Without emotion what do I have to fight with?
I sink back into the cold rock. A light, summer rain falls around me, the damp seeping into me. I drift in my considerations as the night lengthens. The darkness outside matching the blankness inside, I’m left with nothing but time.




About the Author

unspecified-3After living throughout the western U.S., Tenille now claims rural Northern Nevada as her home. If she’s not being consumed by a book–whether her own or another author’s–she’d like to be found horseback riding, backpacking with her high-school sweetheart/husband, or photographing their three beautiful children.

Tenille loves to read any genre (as long as there’s great dialogue with a touch of snark). She believes in authentic characters, romantic sub-plots, and realistic, happy endings.

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Posted in 2016, ARC Review

ARC Review: This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston


This Is Our StoryThis Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one of the best psychological thrillers/mystery/romance books that I have read in a very long time. So much so that I stayed up until 3 am just to reach the end to see who done it and where all these characters ended up! This was definitely a one sitting kind of book! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

I really, really enjoyed the dual POV between the actual murderer and our main narrator, Kate. I loved getting inside the head of the murderer while not actually knowing whom it is. There were a couple times where I was like..”oh yeah, I know who did it” and came to find out that I was COMPLETELY wrong!! Kate was awesome and one smart cookie! I loved how she was able to piece everything together! She was really brave too!

The storyline was very interesting and I literally was gripped from the very first chapter and knew that this one was going to be a doozy! I enjoyed the fact that there were other underlying pieces of the puzzle that you didn’t get pieced together until the end.

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Thank you to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of an honest review!

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