Déjà Revu July 17th, 2017

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Déjà Revu is a weekly review round-up that is open to all book review blogs.
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Contemporary

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Paranormal

Romance

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Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic

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Historical

Horror

Romance

Science Fiction

Suspense/Thriller

Women’s Fiction

Stacking the Shelves — July 15th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman from Swoon Reads (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group) — releases August 1st, 2017.  I honestly don’t remember how I heard about this book, I feel like one of the authors I follow was talking about it back when it was on the Swoon Reads website, where authors can put up their books for readers to read and then popular ones get picked up for publication.  Obviously I didn’t get a chance to read it then (because I really dislike reading books on my computer), so I was crossing my fingers that I would get approved, and I let out a squeal when I got the email!!

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Hello Forever (Hello Goodbye #2) by Sarina Bowen — released July 14th, 2017.  I already read an ARC of this book (see my review here) and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I preordered it to have the final copy.

Got It On Sale:

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  • The Rule Maker (The Rule Breakers #2) by Jennifer Blackwood — I had been intrigued by this book after reading this review by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse and this review by Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions.  So when I saw that this author would be attending Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March, I put it on my wishlist.  And when I got the eReaderIQ alert that it was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99, I snatched it up!  Still on sale!

Stacking the Shelves — July 8th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts #2) by Cathy Yardley from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press).  I read Level Up by her last year and really enjoyed it so when Lenore let me know this was up for grabs we both requested it…..and I got it! Releases July 25, 2017.

Books I Bought From The Library:

OMG you guys I just found out that my local library sells books!  They have a whole room FULL of books for sale.  And the most expensive book is one dollar! I spent five bucks last week and got eleven books!  Nine of them were for my daughter and my cousins, but I kept two for myself.

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  • Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1) by Larry McMurtry. I’ve recently started reading westerns and I have found that I like them.  This book was like 50 cents, which is a steal since the ebook is $13.99!
  • The Cadence by Casey Hays.  This book was an ARC and I thought it was illegal to sell them but I liked the blurb so I snagged it for 50 cents.

Facebook Freebies:

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  • Carter Reed (Carter Reed #1) by Tijan.  I’m a sucker for anything she writes, even if they are over the top.

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts #2) by Cathy Yardley from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases July 25th, 2017.  Curly Carla loved the first book in this series (read her review of Level Up here), and I have it on my TBR, so when I spotted this I had to request!

New Releases:

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  • The Director and Don Juan (The Story Sisters #2, Blueberry Lane #16) by Katy Regnery — released June 30th, 2017.  Often when I’ve gotten ARCs of books, I’ll wait until they go on sale to buy the released copy…or in the case of the various Blueberry Lane serieses, I’ll often wait for the box sets b/c then it declutters my Kindle.  But upon hearing that this series is not continuing beyond this story, I figured I’d grab this one now.  You can read my review here.

Book Outlet:

So I got sucked in by another Book Outlet sale.  I mean, the books are just a good deal as it is, but then they had an extra 15% off, and I managed to snag a $5 off coupon thing (which is basically shipping).  So I went a bit crazy.  *rolls eyes*  I’m going to be lazy and leave off the Goodreads links, sorry…titles will just go to Amazon.

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  • Chasing Truth (Eleanor Ames #1) by Julie Cross — I read an ARC of this one in the fall and really enjoyed it (see my review here), so I figured why not snag the paperback?
  • Love Blind by C. Desir & Jolene Perry — I love Ms. Perry, and this book has intrigued me since I heard about it.  But the Kindle book is $10.99 (actually, for me it’s over $16, stupid Canadian publisher).  When you can get the Hardcover for less than the Kindle book on Amazon, it’s just ridiculous.  Why publishers?  Why you hate your readers who like ebooks?  Actually, you know what?  I think the Hardcover is just on sale on Amazon…maybe because of Prime Day?  So maybe it’s usually more expensive.  OK, that’s fine.  But still, I’m too cheap for $11 for an ebook.
  • What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick — I’ve only read one book by this author, but I enjoyed it and this one sounded good and was pretty cheap!
  • Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) by Abbi Glines — I’ve been intrigued by this book since it first came out (I do have the Kindle copy), and the author will be attending Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March so I figured why not snag it?
  • Contradictions (Woodfalls Girls #3) by Tiffany King — I’ve only read book 1 in this series, but I have the first two signed by the author, so thought I’d collect the final book.
  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson — I have a Kindle copy of this book, and it’s a favourite of one my besties, so I figured I’d take a chance I’ll love it too.
  • The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) by J.A. Redmerski — Huh, I thought I remembered loving this book, but I just read my review and I was more conflicted.  Whoops.
  • Lead & Deep (Stage Dive #3-4) by Kylie Scott — I haven’t read this series, but I got the paperback of the first two books combined, so thought I would complete it.  And since I *just* read my first Kylie Scott book and LOVED it, I’m looking forward to this even more!

Gifted/Won It:

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  • The Big Play Journal (Big Play bonus) by Jordan Ford — Ms. Ford created this cute little journal to help celebrate the one year publishaversary of the first book in the Big Play series, and I got to proof it for her!  As a thank you, she sent me a copy all the way from New Zealand!  It’s so cute in real life…it’s only available in paperback, b/c it’s meant to be doodled in…duh, it’s a journal.  But it’s got bonus content and insights, totally worth it!
  • A Songbird Novel Box Set: True Love, Troublemaker, & Rough Water (Songbird #5-7) by Melissa Pearl — I won a free ebook of my choice from Ms. Pearl, and TOTALLY NOT SUCKING UP I chose this middle box set of the Songbird novels.  I missed the sale last month, and I’m in the middle of my read-a-thon, so I really wanted to be able to read them in a box set (it declutters my Kindle).  I finished rereading True Love last week, I’m on to my adorable Marcus in Troublemaker next!!

Had to Get the Next in the Series:

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  • #Swag (GearShark #3) by Cambria Hebert — So I recently won a gift card, and I decided I was gonna spend it on a few books I’ve desperately been wanting, and I doubt will go on sale anytime soon.  I actually have book 4 in this series already, but I only have this one in paperback.  And I really don’t like reading paperbacks anymore, so I needed the Kindle copy.  😛  This author is going to be attending the Big Apple Author Event in October, so that makes catching up on this series an emergency…and I’m an in order reader.  🙂
  • Steadfast (True North #2) and Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen — Same deal as for #Swag.  I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket, and this author is going to be attending the Big Apple Author Event in October, so I plan on bingeing this series this summer.

Got It On Sale:

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  • P.S. I Like You by Kasie West — I have never read a Kasie West book, but I’ve always wanted to.  I’m just cheap.  And this is the one that I MOST wanted to read, so it’s on my wishlist.  And when Amazon sent me an e-mail telling me it was on sale for $2.99 (it’s usually $10.99), I said yes please!!  Still on sale!!

Déjà Revu July 3rd, 2017

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Déjà Revu is a weekly review round-up that is open to all book review blogs.
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Horror

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Paranormal

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Stacking the Shelves — July 1st, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Mine goes back two weeks cause I was lazy last week. ☺

Gifted to Me:

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  • This is Falling (Falling #1) by Ginger Scott.  You guys!  Lenore gave me another book to read by GS!  I’m so excited to start this! (Lenore here: it’s still on sale for 99 cents!)
  • This Fragile Heart by Allie Martin, Cassie Mae, Jolene Perry, Tessa Marie and Rachel Schieffelbein.  Lenore also gifted me this box set.
  • The Heartland Homecoming Universe Bundle by Vicky Holt, Jacquie Gee, Rosemary Danielis and Kimberley Montpetit — gifted to me by V.L. Holt.  So V.L. Holt and I are real friendly, so when she offered me a gift code for review I enthusiastically said yes! I had no idea I was getting TWO of her book in the process. For which I’m glad because I do love me some V.L. Holt. ☺  This bundle is only available through Storybundle (the title link will go to where you can purchase it — only available for 20 more days).  However, a couple of the books are available for purchase by themselves on Amazon (titles will go there) like:

Books I Purchased:

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Kindle for Samsung Freebie:

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Facebook Freebies:

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Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

I have quite a few paperbacks to add, but I’m running short on time, so I’ll include them next week instead!!  In fact, I still haven’t posted my paperbacks from Romancing the Falls!

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing LLC)  — releases July 10th, 2017.  I love this line from Entangled, and I’ve loved the first 2 books in Ms. Highley’s series (see my reviews for The Bad Boy Bargain and Swinging At Love).
  • Trust by Kylie Scott from the author — releases July 18th, 2017.  I saw this one on the featured list for NetGalley, and I’ve heard FABULOUS things about Ms. Scott, and I was intrigued by the blurb for this YA.  SO excited that I was approved!

New Releases:

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  • Moments with Mason (Red Maple Falls #3) by Theresa Paolo — released June 24th, 2017.  I haven’t started this series yet, but I love the author and I love the premise of this series, and since it was on a release sale for 99 cents, it was a no-brainer (sale is over I believe).

Got It On Sale:

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  • Meant for Love (Gansett Island #10) and Kisses After Dark (Gansett Island #12) by Marie Force — I really enjoy this series, and have read up to like book 6!  I’m slowly collecting the next books as they go on sale, so when I got eReaderIQ alerts that these both went on for 99 cents from their usual $3.99, I attempted to purchase them!  I was able to snag Kisses After Dark at the time (though it no longer shows the sale price for me, even though it’s still on sale), but Meant for Love wouldn’t give me a Canadian pass.  So Curly Carla came to the rescue, and we cheated the system!  I love cheating the system.  Anyways, at least in the US they’re both still on sale for 99 cents I believe.
  • Jordan Reclaimed (Preload #1) by Scarlett Cole — I read a NetGalley ARC of this book (see my review here) and really enjoyed it, and I always like getting the final copy, so when I got an eReaderIQ alert that it was on sale for $1.99 from its usual $4.99, I totally snagged it (still on sale).  Can’t wait for book 2, which is coming late summer or early fall I believe!
  • These next few books are all part of the Entangled sale that’s still going on right now, where I believe most of their Bliss (sweet) and Brazen (racy) line books are on sale for 99 cents from their usual $2.99.  I had quite a few of these on my wishlist, so I got eReaderIQ alerts for all but the last one.  Other than Robin Bielman, the rest of the authors are attending Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March which I’m going to!
    • Her Accidental Boyfriend (Secret Wishes #2) and Wild About Her Wingman (Secret Wishes #3) by Robin Bielman — technically I’ve only read one book by Ms. Bielman, but I loved it, so I’ve been slowly collecting more (I already have book 1).
    • Playing For Her Heart (Gamers #2) and Tied to Trouble (Gamers #3) by Megan Erickson — I have book one in this series, and I read a NetGalley ARC of book 4 (see my review here), so I figured I’d finish collecting the series because I was intrigued by these couples.
    • Crazy for the Competition (Hope Springs #2) and The Bad Boy’s Baby (Hope Springs #3) by Cindi Madsen — I don’t have book 1, but I wasn’t as interested in it, so I skipped it…  I’ll probably regret that.
    • An Officer and a Rebel (Accidentally in Love #2.5) by Cindi Madsen — I read a NetGalley ARC of this a long time ago and LOVED it, so why not get the final copy on sale?  I already have all the rest of the series (and have loved the ones I’ve read as well).
    • Falling For His Best Friend (Out of Uniform #2) by Katee Robert — I’ve never read her, but since she’s attending Apollycon, and I love best friends to lovers stories, I figured why not?
  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma — I have been wanting this book FOREVER, and usually the sales don’t count for me, but this time when I got the eReaderIQ alert that it was on sale for $1.99 from its usual $8.99, and it actually WAS, I jumped on that!!  Still on sale.
  • Ryker (Cold Fury Hockey #4) by Sawyer Bennett — I read a NetGalley ARC of book 6 in this series (see my review here) and really enjoyed it, so I put the previous books on my wishlist.  I got an eReaderIQ alert that it was on sale for $1.99 from its usual $4.99, but it was a US Only thing (or at least not on sale for me).  But I decided, what the heck, why not cheat with Curly Carla again!  😛  Still on sale.

Top Ten Best 2017 Releases I’ve Read So Far This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic.  This week’s topic is “Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far (break it down however you want — by genre, strictly 2017 releases, whatever!).”  And I’m going to narrow it down to 2017 releases only!!  In this case, the star rating will take you to my review.

Lenoreo’s Top Ten:

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  1. Make Lemonade (a Hope Falls Kindle Worlds novella) by Cassie Mae — 5 stars
  2. Sweet Tea and Summer Love by Regan Claire — 4.5 stars
  3. Hot Licks (Off Beat #3) by A.M. Arthur — 4.5 stars
  4. A Boy like You (Like Us #1) and A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott — 5 stars and 4.5 stars
  5. Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen — 4.5 stars
  6. The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) by Rachel Higginson — 4.95 stars
  7. Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae — 4.5 stars
  8. The Bohemian and the Businessman (The Story Sisters #1) by Katy Regnery — 4.5 stars
  9. 180 Seconds by Jessica Park — 4.5 stars
  10. Paper Cranes (A Fairytale Twist Novel) by Jordan Ford — 4.5 stars

So what are the best 2017 releases you’ve read this year so far?  Or if you don’t read many new releases, what were the best books you’ve read this year so far?  Did you also fall in love with any of these babies?

Stacking the Shelves — June 24th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • Hello Forever (Pay It Forward #2) by Sarina Bowen — releases July 14th, 2017.  I’m looking forward to meeting Ms. Bowen at the Big Apple Author Event in October, and I was so excited to get approved for an ARC of this one!

New Releases:

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  • Paper Cranes (a Fairytale Twist Novel) by Jordan Ford — released June 22nd, 2017.  I actually read an ARC of this book, but of course I needed to get a final copy since I loved it so much.  You can read my review here.

Got It On Sale:

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  • The Fall Up (The Fall Up #1) by Aly Martinez — Saw this one on BookBub and remember being intrigued by the reviews of it.  And since it was on for free from its usual $3.99, it was an easy decision.  Sale is over.
  • Time For Love (Gansett Island #9) by Marie Force — I’ve read quite a few books in this series, and so put the remaining ones on my wishlist.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this one was free from its usual $3.99, I snatched it up!!  Ms. Force was originally supposed to be attending Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March, which would be a bonus, but she’s recently pulled out.  Oh well.  Still free!
  • Rule (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover — Now as far as I know, this author is still going to be attending Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March, and I did get a paperback copy on sale at my local bookstore recently.  But since I rarely read my paperbacks, when I got an eReaderIQ alert that it was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $1.99, I wanted to go for it.  But of course the Canadian publisher did not have the sale ($10+ for me!!!), so I decided to circumvent by giving Curly Carla a $1 gift card and getting her to gift it to me!  Take that Canadian publisher!  Still on sale!

Top Ten Series We’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic.  This week’s topic is “Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t (topic originally done March 2013) — anyone else have a mile long list of series to start like I do??”

Curly Carla’s Top Ten:

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  1. Alistair Grim’s Odditorium (Odditorium #1) by Gregory Funaro. I don’t even remember who told me about this book, but I love the cover and the blurb.
  2. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle Book 1) by Maggie Stiefvater. I love this cover and have heard this is a good series.
  3. #Nerd (Hashtag #1) by Cambria Hebert. Ah Lenore, she dug this series and I’m way more inclined to read books that I know my reader friends have read.
  4. How I Fall (How I Fall #1) by Anne Eliot. I remember Caylie told me I need to read these books. I own them both.
  5. Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead. I am almost done with Vampire Academy and I love this world so….I’m a read it someday.
  6. The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen. This is one of my auto click authors, although I haven’t read anything from her in a while. I own this book.
  7. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo. So many people have recommended this series!
  8. Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover. I own this book and need to just start it.
  9. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas. If I had a nickel for every time Caitlin asked me if I read this yet…..LOL. I really do need to check this one out.
  10. See No Evil (Brotherhood #1) by Jordan Ford. Again…Lenore. Although this cover practically calls to me.

Lenoreo’s Top Ten:

OK, so I had a hard time narrowing this down because I have a gagillion.  So I kind of picked series I’m hoping I’ll get to this year finally…mostly b/c the authors will be at events I’m planning on attending.

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  1. True North series by Sarina Bowen
  2. Royally series by Emma Chase
  3. Starcrossed series by Leisa Rayven
  4. The Summer Games series by R.S. Grey
  5. Alabama Summer series by J. Daniels
  6. Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer
  7. Fall and Rise series by Chelsea M. Cameron
  8. Rusk University series by Cora Carmack
  9. A Field Party series by Abbi Glines
  10. The Royals series by Erin Watt

So what series do you have on your TBR that you’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten to?  Are any of these series ones you love?

Déjà Revu June 19th, 2017

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Stacking the Shelves — June 17th, 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Blood Guard (Mission #1) by Megan Erickson from Loveswept (Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept) — releases September 12th, 2017.  I saw a teaser in Ms. Erickson’s newsletter and was hooked, so I had to try to request!  I’m also hoping to meet her at Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March.

NetGalley ARC Widgets Offered (and Taken):

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  • Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc. #2) by L.A. Witt from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases July 11th, 2017.  I was offered the first book and enjoyed it, so I was happy to be offered book #2!  See my review of book #1 here.

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • The Director and Don Juan (The Story Sisters #2, Blueberry Lane #16) from L. Woods PR — releases June 30th, 2017 on Amazon, no preorder so no link.  I love the Blueberry Lane series and loved book one, you can read that review here.

New Releases:

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  • Amnesia (Amnesia Duet #1) by Cambria Hebert — released June 10th, 2017.  I’ve already met this author, but I’m hoping to see her again at the Big Apple Author Event in October.

Got It On Sale:

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  • Shut Out (Bayard Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson — I got an ARC of book 2, but I haven’t read this book yet, so when I got an eReaderIQ alert that it was 99 cents from its usual $3.99, I snatched it up!  Still on sale!
  • Six of Hearts (Hearts #1) by L.H. Cosway — I haven’t read any of this author’s solo books yet, though I do have one or two from her.  And technically, I think this book has been on sale for a really long time, but it was featured on a The Rock Stars of Romance newsletter under the 99 cent steals, so I decided to go for it!  This author will be at both the Big Apple Author Event in October and Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March, so it was more incentive.  Still 99 cents!