Posted in 2016

Happy New Year!!

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!!

I am so sorry that I have not been able to update recently. Work has been kicking my butt and I am sooo busy! I will hopefully slow down within the next week or two and then I can get back to my regular schedule. I have been reading so please do not fret! My most recent read is the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole. GOOD READ!!!

Have a great day!



Posted in 2016, December

WOW: WinterSong by S. Jae-Jones


by S. Jae-Jones (Goodreads Author)
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

I really love this cover! I am quite in the mood for a good fantasy and I hope this one rings true! Look for my thoughts during the blog tour in February!

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Posted in 2016, December

Blog Tour: The CEO’s Seduction by Diane Alberts

thumbnail_theceosseductionThe last thing Brett Ross wants is to be back in the same old damn small town he grew up in, but his best friend is getting married, so there’s no way he’s skipping yet another visit back home. He knows what he’s getting into, coming back here, but the one thing he didn’t count on was the way Anna Hamilton made him feel the first time he sets eyes on her…and she’s all grown up.

Anna’s always been in love with Brett, even if she’s always been his best friend’s annoying little sister to him. But when he looks at her, she doesn’t see annoyance in his eyes anymore. If anything, she sees a silent calling for her to save him from himself…and she’s just the girl to do it. All she needs is to find a way to escape her pesky, protective older brothers.

And then the game is on.

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 My Review

The CEO’s Seduction
by Diane Alberts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this contemporary romance with it’s dual POV. I enjoyed the story line and really felt for the character of Brett.

Brett was raised by his aunt/uncle as a young child. He was bullied and made fun of in school. His guardians had only cared about one thing….his inheritance and never showed him love or affection. Now he is older and the CEO of his father’s company. He is good looking and rich but still feels that he does not deserve the love and affection of anyone and that he can only give women a good time in bed.

He ends up going home for a wedding of one of his child hood friends. Enter Anna. She is a spit fire and is perfect for Brett, if only he would not have to deal with her four older brothers…whom are his best friends…whom he mad a pact that he would never lay a hand on Anna.

This leads to quite the predicament and the perfect plot but we also have the inner issues of Brett being unloveable to contend with.

I enjoyed the older brother’s protectiveness but felt that at times it went a bit over the top? I really enjoyed the fast pace of the book and liked the idea of getting right to the “guts” of the story quickly.

I LOVED the epilogue which gives us a better look at the future with Anna & Brett. The story was tied up nicely and I do see a series in our future;-)

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About the Author

Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.


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Posted in 2016, December

Blog Tour: Serendipity of Fate by Becky Banks

thumbnail_author-becky-banks-serendipity-of-fateSerendipity of Fate
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


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…


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

We hope you have a great turkey day!




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.



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!!


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?


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)


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!)


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??