Weekly Quote #20

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Hey there! 

Happy new week (one day late) ! 

I hope you all have started with a positive attitude and an excellent mood and that you will continue with these awesome feelings for the rest of the week! Let’s get right into today’s quote, shall we?

Since last week I spent it all beta reading and writing reports, I did not manage to finish “Enemies With Benefits by Roxie Noir. Thus here I am with another quote from this great story: 

That night stretches into  two, then three. A few days becomes a week, ten days, a fortnight, and before I know it, Violet and I have been friends with benefits for a month. 

Well, “friends”. It’ll have to do as a moniker, because I don’t know another words for “person who irritates the living daylights out of me until she takes her clothes off, at which point she becomes my own personal sex goddess, custom-built to satiate my physical desires.”

“Friends” is at least shorter. 

I’ve mentioned this before, this book is so much fun! I cannot wait to review it. Stick around, as tonight I plan on finishing it, so the review will  be in more to the end of the week. 

Well guys, that’s it for today. I’ll see you in my next article 😊 Happy reading!

April TBR

 

Wow, this is the longest time that I’ve been away from blogging. I have over 500 unread emails and probably half are junk. There is dust in my Kindle library and dust on my real shelves as well. I’ve missed posts and I’ve missed scheduling articles.  

While my absence is justifiable, as I have tried to put order in my life and adding sewing to my daily routine, I do still struggle with many mood swings. I won’t wrap up February (or March), makes no sense since I’ve read none of the titles in my lists. Yet all this time I have listened to a lot of audiobooks and Scribd has been my best friend. No reviews, no ratings, no nothing, just plain old listening (and falling asleep while listening).  

So here I am, ready to start blogging again, ready to share with you my reading and life experience. I am taking it one step at a time, one chapter, one book at a time. For this month I want to read and review 6 books (the review part is important since lately I tend to leave it out…), while slowly developing my schedule. Here are the titles:  

  1. Once a Myth (Goddesses Isles #1) by Pepper Winters 
  2. Miss Understanding (Miss #1) by Aubrey Bondurant 
  3. Miss Typed (Miss #2) by Aubrey Bondurant 
  4. Miss Belief (Miss #3) by Aubrey Bondurant 
  5. A Cowboy Kind of Love (Heart of Texas #6) by Donna Grant 
  6. How to Train your Earl (First Comes Love #3) by Amelia Grey 

I also plan on going through all my e-mails and post reviews for some of the books that I’ve listened to. I will be a slow start, but with a goal in mind 🙂  

Thank you all for being there for me through this time and thank you to all the beautiful authors that kept sending me e-mails. 

Until next time, Happy Reading!  

2021 Reading Challenges Part 1: Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge

Hey Guys,  

This year I want to really be focused on reading and to motivate myself even more, I’ve decided to join 4 challenges: three of them are for the duration of the entire year and the fourth one is a series that will continue monthly. Here are some details about the first challenge I’m signing up for…

The Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 

This challenge is currently hosted by Yvonne from Socrates Book Reviews and the main rule is to clean up your Netgalley and Edelweiss shelves. Simple, right? There are several levels one can complete:

  • Bronze: 10 books 
  • Silver: 25 books 
  • Gold: 50 books 
  • Platinum: 75 books 
  • Diamond: 100 books 

Now, taking into account that my Netgally has more than 100 books not read, I would go with the Diamond Level. It really is a challenge, since I’ve already committed to 120 books on Goodreads and so far none of the books I have planned for January is a Netgalley book. Also, I don’t even remember what I have in Edelweiss.

All in all, I do plan to improve my profiles on both these platforms. I have lots of book to go through and a lot more enthusiasm 😊 I’ll have in my monthly wrap up the results of this challenge. Next week I will give you details about the second challenge I plan on attending, so be sure to visit often.

Until next time, let me know in the comments below if you are taking part in any reading challenge or readathons this year.

Happy Reading!  

Weekly Quote #17

Hey Guys and Happy Tuesday!  

I am posting my weekly quote a little later this week (shame on me), but I do have a great one prepared. It is from Kat Ransom’s latest book – “Lights Out”, which I’ve just started reading: 

I got ninety-nine problems. Right now, I don’t give a shit about ninety-eight of them. 

This was said by Alexandr (the male main character) when seeing Kinsley looking good in a pair of cowboy boots 😊 it was a really great scene. So far I love this book, even if I am not that far into it. I mean, it’s Kat Ransom. Obviously I love the book!  

That’s it for now and talk later 🙂  

Bye! 

January TBR

I am so nervous right now! This is my first TBR from 2021! I have 10 amazing books prepared for this month, one not yet received, but hopefully I will, soon. Without further words, here they are:  

  1. Detour (Beautiful Biker #1) by  DD Prince 
  2. Déjà vu (Confessions of a Soul Book 1) by P.E. Chretien 
  3. Snowed in with the Billionaire by Lila Monroe 
  4. Lights Out (The Donington Racing Series #1) by Kat Ransom 
  5. Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist! (Confessions #1) by Kay Marie 
  6. Flawed (The Young and Privileged of Washington, DC, #1) by Vivian Kohlman  
  7. Blessing and Curse (Acrabha Stone Book 1) by J. Elias Epp 
  8. Matsushita Leadership by John P. Kotter  
  9. A Warlock’s Storm by Marie-Claude Bourque (if I receive the ARC) 
  10. Soothsayer by Kathryn Amurra 
MOST EXCITED FOR… 

Definitely I cannot wait to read “Lights Out”. Discovering Kat Ransom was the best thing that happened to me in 2020, when it comes to reading, so I am anxious to start her latest book. (bloody readding slump! I should have read it sooner!) 

I PREDICT 5 STARS FOR… 

“Lights Out” and “Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!”, but also “Detour”.  

NOT HIGH HOPES FOR… 

I have three books here. “Blessing and Curse”, simply because lately it was difficult for me to read Fantasy. But I do want to read more in this genre this year, as part of my resolutions.  “Soothsayer” it not so appealing to me, because of the cover. I don’t see the relationship between the cover and the blurb. I hope the saying “Looks can be deceiving” will apply here. “Déjà vu” is on the list because of its blurb – it’s confusing a bit.  

INTERESTING READ 

“Matsushita Leadership” is one of the books my other half loved it last year and he has been asking me to read it for months now. I must finish it 😊  

I am focusing on reading a minimum of 10 books per month, just to be on track with my Goodreads goal. But I do want to exceed this number. There are so many books out there that I did not manage to read last year or the years before and there are a lot more coming out this year. So looking forward to new amazing reads!  

Let me know in the comments below if you have any reading plans for January or if you have read any of the books mentioned above.  

Until next time, Happy Reading!  

Weekly Quote #14

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Hey Guys,

I hope all is well in your part of the world and I hope wherever you are you are healthy and starting the week in a good mood, as I am trying to do as well.

Last week I read a total of 3 books, one of which was a novella and also I am half way through a beta project – but more on that in another article. Out of all these books, I have selected a quote from “Finding Home on Winslow Island” by Chrissy Elliot. This book is about a doctor so focused on his career that he forgot the main reason why he became a doctor. All it takes is a week visiting his family, a glitter encounter and…scones for him to soften a little of his edges. Tessa, the heroine, lives for her mom and her son. No room for romance in her life at the moment. But looks like the local celebrations and the small town meddling have an influence on everybody.

Since determining his symptoms and diagnosis, Parker decided a temporary course of treatment was essential.

He was going to kiss Tessa.

I cannot wait to share my full review with you. I loved this book a lot and I am sure I will continue with the series 🙂

Until next time, let me know in the comments below what you have read in the past week and if you have a favorite quote.

I wish you all a great week 🙂

 

Weekly Quote #13

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I was a bit lazy last week in terms of reading. Returning to work messed a bit the tight schedule I got used to but I will adjust somehow. I have many books started and not finished and many reviews that are due this week.

For this Monday, I have a quote from “No White Knight” by Nicole Snow:

“Look, maybe we crashed into each other like two speeding trains. Maybe we fell headfirst in the weirdest way possible, but hell.“ I gather her closer, resting my chin on top of her head. “You feel good, you feel right. And I’m not denying it. I’d like to stick around, if you’ll have me.”

The story has a lot to offer, not only in terms of Romance, but also Mystery. We have aNo White Knight - Nicole Snow young rancher, trying to keep her finances afloat after her father’s passing. She keeps a secret, a few miles on her property, a body lays in a mystery town. Her father may have killed someone. But more about it in my review, coming up later during this week )

That’s it for now guys. Until next time, Happy Reading!

April Wrap Up & May TBR

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This was such a great month! I have read some amazing books and discovered great authors. I have been reading Kat Ransom’s books like crazy and I am so happy I discovered her. I had my share books I did not quite enjoy but all is great J These are the books I did complete during April:

I know I went a little far from my TBR. At the moment, I am in the middle of 6 books! I plan on finishing all, but sometimes I am in the mood for a scorching romance, sometimes I want something sweet or with a little bit of adventure. I’ve been moody. That’s the best way to describe it.

For May I plan on keeping the good trend and read a a lot and start with my Romanceopoly board. I was supposed to do that in April but Romanceopoly needs planning in advance. Until I get all this sorted, here are the books I do plan on finishing, including some carry overs from April:

  1. The Plan by Whitney Dineen
  2. Death by Midnight: The Secret Life of Anna Goode by Nicole Nadeau
  3. Flight of the Spark by Evelyn Puerto
  4. Gone With the Rogue by Amelia Grey
  5. Fast & Hard by Kat Ransom
  6. Fast & Wet by Kat Ransom
  7. Can’t Fight This Feeling by Claire Hastings
  8. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  9. Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
  10. Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
  11. Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends by Melanie A. Smith
  12. His Small-Town Girl by Lacy Williams
  13. Imperfect Princess by Sonya Jesus
  14. Inevitable by Kristen Granata
  15. When Darkness Begins by Tina O’Hailey
  16. No White Knight by Nicole Snow
  17. The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard by Ravina Hillard
  18. Innocent Princess by Lauren Helms

Uf, I didn’t realize how many books I have for May. I’m back to my intimidating TBRs, I see. Well, I must finish all of them, so I am not complaining (yet). Let me know in the comments below what your reading plans are for May and if you have read any of these books. Also, let me know what new authors have you discovered lately.

Happy Reading!

Weekly Quote #12

Last week was an amazing reading week! Indeed, I fell asleep at odd ours and woke up very early, but at least reading kept my demons away 😊 I discovered Kat Ransom and “The Fast Series”. I have finished book 3 and I cannot wait to read the first two books as well. So my quote for today is from “Fast & Hot”:

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There are so many marked lines in my ePub copy, I cannot even begin to explain. “Fast & Hot” centers around Formula 1 (yes, FORMULA 1!) and the romance is between one of the drivers and his teammate and best friend’s sister. Since best friend’s sister is always off limits, imagine the tension! My review will be up tomorrow, so visit again if you want to see my thoughts of this book. In the meantime, I need to get my hands on books 1 and 2…because that’s my life with great series, I end up reading the middle. Even if this an be read as a standalone, I do want to explore the other couples.

Until tomorrow, happy reading guys !

Weekly Quote #11

Hey guys,

I’m back with my weekly schedule of book quotes. Given that I seem to have fallen into a routine of reading every morning and every evening before sleeping, I have managed to read quite a lot these last weeks.

For today I have a quote from “An Unsuitable Lady for a Lord” by Cathleen Ross, a book that I have just started but immediately captured my interest! My review is due Friday, so stick around for it.

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BlurbAn-Unsuitable-Lady-for-a-Lord-

Lord Aaron Lyle has one hell of a choice: a bankrupt dukedom, or marriage to some simpering society miss so his spendthrift father can get his hands on her huge dowry. He won’t do it. He has a reputation to maintain, and besides, he’d rather run naked through the streets of London than marry anyone at all. Surely, there must be a third option.

Then Lady Crystal Wilding walks into his life, a bluestocking, full of subversive thoughts, who hates the notion of marriage even more than he does. He is intrigued…and suddenly he has an idea. He invites the totally unsuitable lady home on the pretext of presenting her as a possible match…but in truth, Aaron has something far more pleasurable in mind. For her part, Lady Crystal has her own reasons for going along with his harebrained scheme.

Imagine their shock when his highly proper family loves her and starts planning the wedding. Good lord. Now what?

Ok, that’s it for today! See you tomorrow, with a rather difficult review 🙂 Until then, happy reading!