Déjà Revu May 22nd, 2017

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

Stacking the Shelves — May 20th, 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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  • Why The River Runs (The Riverview Series #1) by JoAnna Grace from Y&R Publishing (Y&R Enterprises LLC) — released April 17th, 2017. Available for purchase now.

Purchased:

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  • Love Hacked (Knitting in the City #3) by Penny Reid.

Freebies I Found on Amazon:

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  • Tear (Seaside #1) by Rachel Van Dyken.

eReaderIQ Freebies:

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Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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Got It On Sale:

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  • Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase — I actually have a signed copy of this paperback, but haven’t read it yet.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this one was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $2.99, I one-clicked like a boss!!  I prefer reading on my Kindle, so I have a higher likelihood of actually reading it now.  This one’s still on sale!

Déjà Revu May 15th, 2017

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

Stacking the Shelves — May 13th, 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)

Facebook Freebies (thanks Michelle!):

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My Book Cave Deals:

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eReaderIQ Freebies:

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Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels #4) by Samantha Kane from Loveswept (Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept) — releases July 25th, 2017.  I read book 3 in this series, Jacked Up (see my review here), so I’m definitely interested in reading more!
  • Into Your Arms (Squad Stories #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases May 30th, 2017.
  • Royal Treatment (Royal Scandal #3) by Parker Swift from Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing) — releases June 11th, 2017.  I’ve read the first two books in the series (read my reviews for Royal Affair and Royal Disaster), so I’m excited to see how the trilogy ends.

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • Fix Her Up (The Fix #1) by Carey Heywood — releases May 25th, 2017.  No preorder yet!

New Releases:

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  • Rather Be (Songbird #10) by Melissa Pearl — released May 8th, 2017.  The end of an era!!  I actually got to beta read this book, and it’s so adorable.  Haven’t had a chance to review this one yet, but I’m hoping to do that this summer when I participate in the Songbird series read-a-thon!

Won It:

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  • Hook (Duplicity Duet #1) by Elisabeth Grace — The author offered a free copy of this book for all attendees of Romancing the Falls, which is in just ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!  It sounded intriguing, so I said yes please!

Got It On Sale:

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  • Sincerely, Carter (Sincerely Carter #1) by Whitney G. — So I’ve recently decided I’m going to try to attend Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March, so I started going through all the attending authors and making a Goodreads Shelf for books by those authors that I already own.  But I was also noting those books that I’ve seen bloggers I follow recommend that piqued my interest, and I wanted to add a few of those to my wishlist.  And while I was doing that, I noticed this book was only 99 cents, so I snapped it up!  It’s back to its regular price of $4.99 now.  It’s funny, b/c then a few days later I noticed it on BookBub!  Too late BookBub, you were too slow for me.
  • Unspoken (Woodlands #2) by Jen Frederick — Another book by an Apollycon attending author that I’ve seen recommended (particularly by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse), and when I noticed it was 99 cents, I snapped it up too!  Honestly book one is on sale too, but this book is the one that piqued my interest the most.  I think the regular price is $4.99, but my eReaderIQ Integrator indicates it’s been on sale for a bit…
  • Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne — I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while, but hadn’t gotten around to buying it yet.  IT’S LINCOLN’S BOOK!  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this one was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99, I one-clicked like a boss!!  I’m hoping to meet this author at the Big Apple Author Event in October.  This one’s still on sale!
  • The Game Plan (Neighbor From Hell #5) by R.L. Mathewson — I really enjoy this series, and when I was updating my watch list for eReaderIQ, I noticed it was on sale for 99 cents.  Apparently it has been for a while, so not sure why I didn’t get an alert, but whatevs…one-click!
  • Capture (Seaside Pictures #1) by Rachel Van Dyken — I have a mixed relationship with Ms. Van Dyken’s books, but I’ve enjoyed a few in this series/spinoff, so when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this one was free from its usual $2.99, I one-clicked!  She’s another author that will be attending Big Apple Author Event in October.  This one’s still on sale!
  • Kidnapped Idol: A Kpop Romance Book by Jennie Bennett — I’ve been collecting these Kpop novels (and hoping to read them this month for one of my diversity challenge themes), so when I saw it free on My Book Cave email, I grabbed it!  Sale is over though, back to $3.99.

Déjà Revu May 8th, 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

Paranormal

Romance

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Contemporary

Fantasy

Religious

Romance

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Non-Fiction

Romance

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Romance

Stacking the Shelves — May 6th, 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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  • True Colors (True Love #2) by Anyta Sunday.  This is actually available for purchase but I got it through Netgalley.
  • Wolf in King’s Clothing by Parker Foye from Carina Press — releases May 15th, 2017.

New Releases:

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Purchased:

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Freebies Found on Facebook (thanks Sofia!):

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eReaderIQ Freebies:

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  • Here We Go by Jessica Goodwin. Still free!
  • Called by the Bear – Book 1: BBW Werebear Shifter Romance (Called by the Bear #1-3) by V. Vaughn. Still free!!! (Note from Lenore: I had a hard time finding the equivalent on Goodreads, but I believe that BOOK ONE is equivalent to PARTS 1-3 of the series, NOT equivalent to PART ONE)
  • One Taste by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot.

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Loaned to Me:

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  • Pucked (Pucked #1) by Helena Hunting — I actually forgot this one in last week’s StS!  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m reading in preparation for Romancing the Falls in May, and Ms. Hunting is one of the authors that will be attending.  My girl Kelly has recommended this series to me, b/c she knows I love a good sports romance, hockey in particular.  And she is da bomb dot com and loaned the book to me so I could give it a try!!  The humour might be a bit too over the top for me, but I enjoyed the hero immensely.  You can read my review here.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Who She Was by Stormy Smith — This one is on a preorder and release week sale for only 99 cents, so definitely go check it out!!  I received an ARC of this book, so I’ve already reviewed it (which you can read here).

Déjà Revu May 1st, 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

Fantasy

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Contemporary

Paranormal

Romance

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Graphic Novel

Historical

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Stacking the Shelves — April 29th, 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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  • Tanner (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour #1) by Sarah Mayberry from Tule Publishing — releases May 9th, 2017.  Ms. Mayberry is one of my favourite authors from when I was a huge Harlequin reader, so I *had* to request this one.  🙂
  • All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham from Entangled: (Entangled Publishing LLC) — releases June 6th, 2017.  This is a debut novel apparently!  That cover though.  Sold.
  • It Had to be You (Brokemore Academy #1) by Lizzy Charles from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing LLC) — releases May 15th, 2017.  I’ve read a Lizzy Charles before and enjoyed it, and I love the Crush series from Entangled, and diversity!!  Done.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Love Happens by Various Authors — I love anthologies for charity.  It’s like a no-brainer.  And it was 99 cents for the preorder, so even better!  Ginger Scott and Molly E Lee sold this one for me.

New Releases:

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  • The Bohemian and the Businessman (The Story Sisters #1) by Katy Regnery — released April 25th, 2017.  I loved this book (see my review here), so of course I snagged it up.  And bonus points, it’s on sale for 99 cents until May 1st, so I highly recommend nabbing it now.  Can’t wait to meet Ms. Regnery in a few weeks at Romancing the Falls.

Got It On Sale:

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  • Mister O by Lauren Blakely — I actually haven’t read anything by this author yet, but I’ve been collecting her books as I see them go on sale b/c the blurbs sound amazing and the reviews from friends have convinced me I need to give her a try.  BookBub let me know this one is on sale for 99 cents from its usual $4.99, and its still on sale!!

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want to Read a Book

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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 Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book (topic originally done back in 2013) — tell us all your book turn offs!”  I’m a bit late yet again…

Lenoreo’s Top Ten:

Some of these are impossible to tell unless someone spoils it in their reviews, but they still turn me off…  (And it doesn’t mean there won’t be exceptions, or I won’t be convinced to give it a try, these are just what make me NOT want to read it)

  1. CHEATING!  Yeah, I know this is hard to know beforehand, though you can guess some in the blurbs.  But if I do see any mention in a review, I’m dibs out.  It’s just hard to empathize with characters that go there.  It apparently tests my empathy gene, and I come up short.
  2. Love Triangles.  Now, don’t get me wrong, one of my favourite authors, and 2 of my favourite paranormal series by her contain major love triangles.  I will tolerate them if there’s something else bringing me in, but I’d rather avoid them.
  3. Motorcycle Club books.  I just can’t get interested in heroes that are often killers or torturers or dicks to women.  I’m sure there are exceptions, but yeah…I’m not good with unredeemable characters.
  4. Glaring mistakes in the blurb.  Yup, if an author can’t make sure that at least the blurb is typo free and with good grammar, then it doesn’t bode well for the book.
  5. The book is MEGA popular.  See, I’m a hipster.  So if the book is mega popular and I didn’t get in from the beginning, then I’m likely to NEVER read it.  I think there’s so many other great underhyped books to read.  And I’m paranoid I won’t like it as much as everyone else.  Oh, and if there’s a movie made of it, then I’ll probably watch it, the final nail in the coffin.
  6. The book is highly recommended by a good friend.  TOO MUCH PRESSURE!!!  If it’s just vaguely recommended, then sure.  Or if I’m already interested in the author, or I already have the book, then sure.  But if they’re super excited about the recommendation, I will avoid avoid avoid.  I know, it’s crazy.
  7. No romance WHATSOEVER.  Yeah, I don’t mind if it’s just a tiny hint, but I need something.
  8. Fancy flowery language.  This pretty much rules out classics, historicals, and high fantasy.  If I have to think too much about what the words are saying, then I’m out.  AND, it makes it so that I can’t relate to the characters if the dialogue is too hard to parse.  Personal quirk, I know.
  9. Flat characters.  These next two are ones that are hard to know beforehand, but that can sometimes be mentioned in reviews.  Characters are my favourite part of a book, so I need them to be multi-faceted.
  10. Miscommunication problems.  Yeah, it’s what killed my most recent read.  I HATE miscommunication problems…or at least ones that don’t get resolved in good time.

OK, so that was a wide range.  What about you guys?  What makes you instantly NOT want to read a book?

Déjà Revu April 24th, 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

Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic

Paranormal

Religious

Romance

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Contemporary

Romance

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Contemporary

Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic

General Fiction

Non-Fiction

Paranormal

Romance

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Romance

Woman’s Fiction