Stacking the Shelves — September 23rd, 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)

Got It On Sale:

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Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Cover Up (Skin Deep Inc. #3) by L.A. Witt from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases October 3rd, 2017.  I’ve read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them (read the reviews for Back Piece and Pounding Skin), and I really wanted to find out what happened with Nate and Lucas.
  • The Jingle Bell Bride (Christmas Brides #2) by Scarlet Wilson from Tule Publishing — releases October 3rd, 2017.
  • Deck the Halls (Darling, VT) by Donna Alward from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases October 3rd, 2017.
  • Take the Lead (Dance Off #1) by Alexis Daria from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — releases October 3rd, 2017.   Dancing and diversity?  SCORE!
  • Always You (Bachelor Brotherhood #3) by Denise Grover Swank from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) — releases November 28th, 2017.  I’ve read the first book in this series (read the review for Only You) and I have an ARC of the 2nd book that I’m overdue on, so now I can finish off the trilogy.

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • The Princess and the Pizza Man (Destined For Love: Mansions) by Cassie Mae — releases October 3rd, 2017.  I’ve already preordered this one as well, but read it early?  Yes please!  Course if you look up, I now have like 5 books releasing on October 3rd…woops.

New Releases:

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  • Fix Me Not (The Fix #2) by Carey Heywood — released September 21st, 2017.  I read and LOVED book one in this series (read my review for Fix Her Up), and I NEEDED to read Asher’s story!!  Very excited.
  • Curveball (Barlow Sisters #1) by Jordan Ford — released September 22nd, 2017.  I’ve beta read this beauty!!  I actually just finished beta reading the final book in the trilogy, and the series is fantastic!  If you like a bit of suspense/mystery/action with your YA books, this series is great for that!  I’ll get a review written at some point, I’m just so behind on everything…

Newsletter Freebies:

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  • Bite the Hand That Bleeds (Mission #0.5) by Megan Erickson — I recently read the first book in this series (read the review for Blood Guard), and so when I saw this short story offered in Ms. Erickson’s newsletter, I said SCORE!  Title goes to the Instafreebie link.

Purchased:

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  • Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland — So both of these authors are going to be attending the Big Apple Author Event in October, and I’d heard great things about their co-written books, so I decided to try a sample of this book.  And I was sucked right in, so I bought the book.  LOVED it, read my review here.
  • Bossman by Vi Keeland — Samesies for this one, got the sample, sucked in, bought it, finished it, loved it, read my review here.

Got It On Sale:

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  • Adapted for Film (Reel Romance #1) by Stacey Rourke — Curly Carla LOVED this book (read her review here), so I put it on my wishlist.  And earlier in September I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for free from its usual $2.99, so I snatched it up!  No longer on sale.
  • The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay #2) by Jill Shalvis — It’s time for Christmas books!!  Especially since I joined The 12 Books of Christmas Challenge.  A lot of reviewers I follow enjoyed this little novella from last Christmas, so when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for $1.99 from its usual $4.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • The Negotiator (Harbor City #1) by Avery Flynn — I feel like I saw this one on The Rock Stars of Romance newsletter at one point and was intrigued, so it went on a wishlist (especially since this author is going to be attending Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March).  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • His Christmas Miracle (Love in Montana #5) by Dani Collins — MOAR CHRISTMAS BOOKS!  Saw this one on BookBub for free from its usual $3.99, still on sale!
  • The next few books are part of a sale that Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) is holding on a lot of their novels (most on sale for 99 cents).  I initially got eReaderIQ alerts for a few of these books, and then I noticed it advertised on a few of my author event groups.  You can find the list of individual books here.  But there are some box sets on sale too (99 cents multiplied by the number of books in the set), so you can also just go to this list of books on Amazon with Swerve as the publisher, ordered by price.  Sale ends on the 25th.
    • One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts #2) by Cathy Yardley — I read a NetGalley ARC and loved it (see my review here), so wanted the final copy.
    • Elliott Redeemed (Preload #2) by Scarlett Cole — I got a NetGalley ARC of this one, but haven’t gotten to it yet.  But since I loved the first book in this series (see my review for Jordan Reclaimed), I took a wild stab that I will love this one too.
    • Shacking Up by Helena Hunting — Curly Carla loved this one too (see her review here), and she made it sound like something I would love too.  This author is also attending all the author events I’m attending over the next year, so if I love it, I’ll have plenty of opportunities to get a signed copy.
    • Second Circle Tattoos, The Complete Series (Second Circle Tattoos #1-4) by Scarlett Cole — I’ve read the first and the last book of this series through NetGalley (see my review for The Strongest Steel and The Darkest Link) and really enjoyed them, and I’m a series completer.  I also love collecting box sets and clearing up clutter on my Kindle.
    • All the Ways You Saved Me (Love Unplugged #1) and The Feeling of Forever (Love Unplugged #2) by Jamie Howard — Both of these books have been recommended by fellow bloggers I follow, and the second one at least has some diversity, so always a good thing to add to my TBR!
    • Off Beat: Body Rocks, Steady Stroke, Hot Licks (Off Beat #1-3) by A.M. Arthur — I’ve read the last two books in this series through NetGalley (see my review for Steady Stroke and Hot Licks) and really enjoyed them, so yet again: yay for box sets and series completions!
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Stacking the Shelves — September 9th, 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!

Note: We missed the whole month of August, so this is Curly Carla’s catch up post…

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Paperbacks I Bought From The Library:

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Books I Purchased:

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  • (Paperback) Pure Romance Between the Sheets by Patty Brisben. My friend sells Pure Romance and I wanted to check it out. Here is the website if you are interested, which…you know you are. LOL.  https://www.pureromance.com/Shop/Books
  • (Paperback) Erotic Message: The Touch of Love by Kenneth Ray Stubbs Ph.D. with Luise-Andree Saulnier. I got this from my Pure Romance friend but unfortunately, it has been discontinued so I don’t have a link, sorry.
  • Revenge (Coming Home #2) by Meli Raine. I had to know what happened next.  See my review here.
  • The Suit (Holly Springs #1) by B.N. Toler. Will be at Book Bonanza 2018, I read the sample and liked it enough to purchase the book, it was only .99 so it wasn’t a hard sell. I already read this book and it was real good!  See my review here.

Perma Free:

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  • Existence (Existence Trilogy #1) by Abbi Glines. She is gonna be at Book Bonanza 2018 and since it was free I figured I should read it to see if I liked it.
  • Body (Trinity #1) by Audrey Carlan. She will be at Book Bonanza 2018 and it’s free.
  • Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by C.J. Roberts. Will be at Book Bonanza 2018 and it’s free.
  • Return (Coming Home #1) by Meli Raine. This one is free and looked interesting.  I’ve already read this one, see my review here.
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.  Perma Free classic and it satisfies a book bingo challenge spot.

Got It On Sale:

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  • Never Let You Go (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery.  Inspired by “Hansel and Gretel”.  I like this author and I love fairy tale retellings so I was gonna get this one, and bonus it was on sale!
  • Practically Imperfect (Imperfect #3) by Mary Frame. I am a FAN of Mary Frame so when I got the heads up this was on sale, well….I bought it. Duh.  STILL ON SALE!
  • Juked (Texas Mutiny #1) by M.E. Carter. This one is Lenore’s fault.  She wrote a great review and then mentioned it was free! I think it’s still free as of right now.
  • Most Eligible Cowboy (Peach Valley #1) by Carly Morgan. It was a freebie sale. It’s back to its regular price.
  • The Watchmaker’s Daughter (Glass and Steele #1) by C.J. Archer. Liked the title and the cover and it was on sale.
  • William (Enemies to Lovers #3) by Anyta Sunday. Every time she comes up in my feed for a sale, I get it.
  • Lights, Cowboy, Action by Cindi Madsen. It was on sale for free, I can almost never pass these up.
  • Guardians of Stone (Relic Seekers #1) by Anita Clenney. Freebie sale I picked up.

Stacking the Shelves — September 2nd, 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!

Note: I missed like the whole month of August.  So it’s kind of a big haul…

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Secondborn (Secondborn #1) by Amy A. Bartol from 47North — released August 1st, 2017.
  • Rebel (The Renegades #3) by Rebecca Yarros from Entangled: Embrace (Entangled Publishing LLC) — released August 28th, 2017.  This could have gone under the preorders that went live section too, since I preordered it.  I signed up for a blog tour on this one as well, and so look for my review on Tuesday (hopefully)!  And read my review for book one, Wilder, here.  This author will also be attending Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March that I’m going to.
  • Totally His (Opposites Attract #3) by Erin Nicholas from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) — releases October 31st, 2017.  I’ve read the first two books in this series and loved them (read the reviews for Completely Yours and Forever Mine), so I needed to read Sophie’s story.
  • Elliott Redeemed (Preload #2) by Scarlett Cole from Swerve (St. Martin’s Press) — released August 29th, 2017.  I read the first book in this series and loved it (see my review for Jordan Reclaimed), so I needed to read Elliott’s story.
  • Unspeakable (Beyond Human #2) by Nina Croft from Select Otherworld (Entangled Publishing LLC) — releases September 25th, 2017.  I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it (see my review for Unthinkable), so I needed to know what happened next.

ARCs from Authors/PR Companies:

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  • If Ever by Angie Stanton from Give Me Books — released August 21st, 2017.  This one also could have gone under Preorders That Went Live, b/c I can never resist a release day/preorder sale!  This book was AMAZEBALLS.  I finished later than I’d wanted, but you can read my review here.
  • Temporary by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry — releases September 12th, 2017.  This one I actually won from the Ms. Bowen, b/c in a weird twist of fate I was able to guess who her mystery co-author was going to be before it was announced.  It was honestly a fluke, I just remember being excited when I found out she was also a fan of Ms. Mayberry and knew her, so I threw it out there.  So yay, ARC for Lenore!!  I’m hoping to get a partially signed paperback copy in October at the Big Apple Author Event, where Ms. Bowen will be signing.

Preorders That Went Live:

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  • Royally Mine: 22 All-New Bad Boy Romance Novellas by Various Authors — released August 22nd, 2017.  I bought this one pretty much exclusively for Katy Regnery’s new short story Shear Heaven, part of her Modern Fairytale series.  This one was on a pre-order sale for 99 cents, but it’s now $6.99.

New Releases:

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  • Catching Cooper (Red Maple Falls #4) by Theresa Paolo — released July 29th, 2017.  This one was on a pre-order/release day sale of 99 cents, but is now back at its regular price of $3.99.  I’m still collecting this series.  Someday.
  • Perfume Therapy by Kirsty McManus — released August 8th, 2017.  A long time ago in a galaxy far far away I read another book by this author (Zen Queen), and really enjoyed it.  The author contacted me to let me know about this book coming out and offered me an ARC, but I was just too swamped.  BUT it was on a release day sale for 99 cents, so I snatched it up!  It’s back to regular price at $2.99.

Had To Get The Next In The Series:

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  • #FinishLine (GearShark #5) by Cambria Hebert — So Ms. Hebert is going to be attending the Big Apple Author Event in October, and I’ve desperately been trying to read towards it (and failing).  So I recently decided I needed to finish this series, so had to get this final book.  While I didn’t enjoy it as much as the rest of the series, it was still great (see my review here).

Got It On Sale:

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  • 180 Seconds by Jessica Park — I read a NetGalley ARC of this book and loved it (see my review here), so I immediately put it on my wishlist.  I’m also hoping to procure a signed paperback copy since this author will be attending Book Bonanza next July (which I managed to score tickets to).  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for $1.99 from its usual $4.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • Roman (Cold Fury Hockey #7) by Sawyer Bennett — This is another author who will be attending Book Bonanza next July, and I’ve read one other book in this series and enjoyed it, so I’ve been collecting them (see my review of Max).  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for $1.99 cents from its usual $5.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • Lights, Cowboy, Action by Cindi Madsen — I really love this author, and am looking forward to seeing her again at Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March.  I actually already own this novella in an anthology, but when eReaderIQ told me it was on for free from its usual 99 cents, I figured why not?!  No longer on sale.
  • One Good Reason (Adamson Brothers #2) by Sarah Mayberry — I actually have the paperback copy of this book, but since I read almost exclusively on Kindle nowadays, and I haven’t read this one yet, when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $4.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout — This author is the mastermind behind Apollycon, and will also be attending Book Bonanza next July. So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for $1.99 from its usual much higher price (it’s currently at $7.74, but it seems to vary), I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • The Ghosts of You and Me by Kelly Oram — One of my favourite authors and this is her latest release that I hadn’t managed to purchase right away.  It worked in my favour since I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $4.99!  It’s now at $2.99, so still a good deal.
  • The Hearts Series (Hearts #1-4, 5.75) by L.H. Cosway — This author is attending the Big Apple Author Event in October, and I’ve yet to read any of her standalones.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this bundle was on sale for $1.99 from its usual $5.99, I said SCORE!!  No longer on sale.
  • Tanner (American Extreme Bull Riders Tour #1) by Sarah Mayberry — I read a NetGalley ARC of this book and enjoyed it (see my review here), so when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was free from its usual $3.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2, Addicted #2.2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie — I actually have a signed paperback copy of this book from when I met the twins at the Emerald City Author Event in 2016, but I hadn’t read it yet…since, again, I prefer reading on my Kindle.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $4.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • With a Twist (Bad Habits #1) by Staci Hart — Another author attending the Big Apple Author Event in October that I’ve yet to read, but I believe this book has been recommended to me.  So when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was free from its usual $3.99, I one-clicked!  Still free!!
  • Celebrity Superhero: A Kpop Romance by Jennie Bennett — I’ve been really enjoying these Kpop romances, even though I have no interest in Kpop (see my reviews for Kidnapped Idol and Undercover Fan), so when I saw this book was on for free from its usual $2.99 in My Book Cave email, I jumped on it!  No longer on sale.
  • Dr. OB (St. Luke’s Docuseries #1) by Max Monroe — This is an author I haven’t read but has been recommended to me, and I recently saw that they will be attending Book Bonanza as well, so when I saw this book in my BookBub email on sale for 99 cents from its usual $4.99, I one-clicked!  No longer on sale.
  • January Girl (Wilder Irish #1) by Mari Carr — I read and loved the original Wild Irish series, and this is the spin off series about the children of those couples.  I wishlisted them, and when I got an eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99, I one-clicked!  Still on sale!

Stacking the Shelves — July 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!

Curly Carla’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Gifted to Me:

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  • Win (The Atlantis Grail #3) by Vera Nazarian. Sooooo, I’m doing a buddy read with some of my friends and I had mentioned that I needed to wait till I got paid to get the third book. Well, Theresa didn’t want me to wait that long. So she bought me the book. I was actually quite surprised because when she asked for my email address I thought she was gonna loan me the book. But no! So thanks Theresa for gifting me a book in a series that I have come to really enjoy. It has its ups and downs but overall, I’m glad you guys turned me on to this series. Now we just have to bugger Lenore to read it!

Got It On Sale:

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  • Yours to Bare (Slip of the Tongue #2) by Jessica Hawkins.  My girl Lenore let me know this was on sale so I snatched it up. The first book was INCREDIBLE.
  • St-St-Stuffed (Enemies to Lovers #2) by Anyta Sunday.  I got the alert this was on sale (free!) and I devour anything this author writes so it was a no-brainer.  No longer free.
  • Get It (Enemies to Lovers #2.5) by Anyta Sunday.  What! Another sale for free! Heck yeah, score! (I just got this alert today so it’s probably still free guys)

Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

Preorders That Went Live:

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New Releases:

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  • Royally Raised (Royally #2.5) by Emma Chase — released July 21st, 2017.  I have not read this series yet, so when this short story was offered in Ms. Chase’s newsletter, I failed to snag it.  So I was happy when this one was offered through Amazon, and when the Canadian price finally got to free as well.  Ms. Chase is an author that is attending both the Big Apple Author Event in October and Apollycon 2018 in Washington, D.C. next March that I’m going to.

Got It On Sale:

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  • Random Acts of Trust (Random #2) by Julia Kent — Late 2016, or early 2017 I snagged the first book in this series for free.  I haven’t read it yet, so I still don’t know if Ms. Kent is my kind of author, but I saw this second book in the series on BookBub for free from its previous price of 99 cents, and I figured on the off chance it’s my kind of thing, why pass up on the deal.  Still free.
  • The Fear of Letting Go (Fairhope #3) by Sarra Cannon — I read the first two books in this series quite awhile ago, but was very interested in book 3 (though it wasn’t out at the time).  So it went on the wishlist, and apparently I forgot about it.  So when I got eReaderIQ alert that this book was on sale for 99 cents from its usual $2.99, I one-clicked!  Still on sale!
  • The Sexy One (One Love #1) by Lauren Blakely — I still haven’t read a Lauren Blakely book, but I’ve been convinced to give them a try from reading reviews of bloggers I follow.  So I put a few on my wishlist.  And this week I got eReaderIQ alert that this one went on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99, so I one-clicked!  Still on sale!
  • Dazzled by Jane Harvey-Berrick — This author will be attending the Big Apple Author Event in October, and she mentioned this sale in the BBAE Facebook group. And since I love a good celebrity romance, and a friends to lovers, I nabbed it.  Still on sale for 99 cents from its usual $3.99.
  • Get It (Enemies to Lovers #2.5) by Anyta Sunday — Curly Carla shared this sale on our page, and since it’s a prequel to William (book 3) which I read a LONG time ago, I definitely want to see what it’s all about.  On sale for free from its usual 99 cents.

Stacking the Shelves — July 22nd, 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)

Paperbacks I Bought From The Library:

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  • You’re Bacon Me Crazy (Wish #4) by Suzanne Nelson. When you see a book with bacon on the cover, you buy it immediately! 🙂 This is a middle grade book and it sounds super cute. Also, my kid is almost old enough to start reading these with me so I figured I’d help her get a head start on her book hoarding. Cause I’m considerate like that. 😉
  • Body Heat (Dept 6 Hired Guns #2) by Brenda Novak.  I’m a fan and it was $.25, like I’m gonna pass that up! LOL

Books I Purchased:

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  • Compete (The Atlantis Grail #2) by Vera Nazarian. So my tribe recommended the first book, Qualify, to me. And I was hooked. I can’t wait to start this one.

eReaderIQ Freebies:

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Lenoreo’s Haul

(All Ebooks unless otherwise specified)

NetGalley ARC Requests Approved:

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  • Breakaway (Corrigan Falls Raiders #4) by Cate Cameron from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing LLC)  — releases August 14th, 2017.  I’ve read all 3 books in this series so far and really enjoyed them (reviews of Center Ice, Playing Defense, and Winging It), and am so excited to read Dawn’s book!!
  • Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E. Lee from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing LLC)  — releases August 14th, 2017.
  • Taming the Rebel (Endless Summer #3) by Dawn Klehr from Entangled: Crush (Entangled Publishing LLC)  — releases August 14th, 2017.
  • Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon from Loveswept (Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept) — releases September 5th, 2017.  I *just* finished reading book one of this series (my review of Eye Candy) and really enjoyed Ms. Lemmon’s voice.  I’m definitely intrigued by Davis’s story!

Got It On Sale:

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  • Hooked by Brenda Rothert — Back in December I read an ARC of this book from NetGalley and absolutely LOVED it (see my review here).  So when I saw it on BookBub for 99 cents from its regular $3.99, I pounced on it.  Still on sale!!

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!!

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.

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!

Stacking the Shelves — June 17th, 2017

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(Images link to Goodreads, Titles link to Amazon using Amazon Affiliate links)

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!