Book Spotlight/ Pinnacle by Lynn Veevers


About The Book:
Title: PINNACLE (The Core Series Book #1)
Author: Lynn Veevers
Pub. Date: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Clean Reads
Pages: 298
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

Identifying her parents was the hardest thing ever, until Kaya learned she was the killer’s next target. Moving had thrown the ancient predator off her trail temporarily but with magical abilities manifesting, Kaya’s scent grows stronger and the attempts on her life become constant. Narrowly surviving each encounter, Kaya is desperate to stop her potential assassin, but it’s hard to kill a creature that changes its appearance and disappears without a trace. Kaya finds the support she needs to succeed in her small group of friends and her boyfriend Kenneth. Like so many things, they’re more than what they seem and with the killer having unsettling similarities to Kenneth and his family…Kaya can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection.

About Lynn:
Lynn Veevers is originally from Washington State. With her mother being from Christchurch, New Zealand and her father being a well-traveled retired Navy Chief, Lynn has always had a fascination with different cultures around the world. An avid reader, she prefers books that take her to a place she’s never been and teach her something new at the same time. The Young Adult Genre is her absolute favorite to read, so it comes as no surprise that it is also her favorite to write. Lynn, on average, pens two to three novels a year with the sequel to Pinnacle in the publishing process now!

Today Lynn lives with her husband and kids in Southeast Oklahoma. Her young adult and adolescent children are supportive and avid beta readers of her work and give her a straightforward and honest point of view about how authentic her characters voices and personalities are for their age group. What better reference than someone close to the same age as the main character. Her kids always have and always will be her greatest inspiration.

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Tour Schedule:

1/29/2018- Books at Dawn– Deleted Scene
1/29/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Spotlight
1/30/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview
1/30/2018- Am Kinda Busy Reading– Review
1/31/2018- Lattes & Paperbacks– Review
1/31/2018- Book Sniffers Anonymous– Deleted Scene
2/1/2018- Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories– Review
2/1/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt
2/2/2018- Twinning for Books– Review
2/2/2018- Wonder Struck– Review

Week Two:

2/5/2018- Captivated Reading– Excerpt
2/5/2018- Flyleaf Chronicles– Review
2/6/2018- The Book Recluse Review– Excerpt
2/6/2018- Arkham Reviews– Review
2/7/2018- The Desert Bibliophie– Review
2/7/2018- The Cover Contessa– Deleted Scene
2/8/2018- Jrsbookreviews– Review
2/8/2018- Daily Waffle– Excerpt
2/9/2018- CINDY’S LOVE OF BOOKS– Review
2/9/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

Hello February

January 2018 Reading Challenge Update

I will be posting updates at the end of each month on my reading challenge progress.

I read the following books for this challenge:

  • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman. This has been on my shelf since May 2013

This month I tried a new:

  • Author: Alice Hoffman & Gordon Korman
  • Genre: Graphic Novels & Non Fiction
  • Debut: The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

This month I scratched off:

  • A YA Book: What Light by Jay Asher
  • Written by a woman: Faithful  by Alice Hoffman
  • Book that’s part of a series: The hypnotists by Gordon Korman


Going into 2018 I told myself that I wanted to tackle more of my own books and clear up some of my TBR pile so this month I have read:

  • Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  • Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
  • By Her Touch by Adriana Anders
  • In His Hands by Adriana Anders
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (this has been on my shelf for years. Since Oprah did her book club)
  • The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman (this has been on my shelf since BEA 2013)


This is another challenge I found its the 2018 Reading Challenge hosted by Modern Mrs Darcy. For this one I read:

  • a book you can read in a day: What Light by Jay Asher 1/12

The last challenge I stumbled upon is The Picky Pledge that is being hosted by Alexa Loves Books and Hannah of So Obsessed With.  I follow Alexa Loves Books so that’s how I heard about this. For this challenge I read:

  • a book you bought more then 5 years ago: Night by Elie Wiesel 1/12

January 2018 Book Unhaling

I had so much success in 2015 unhauling books that I thought I decided to  continue this year after year and going into 2018 I will be doing the same thing again. I think I do this out of curiosity  for myself to see if I am giving more away then I am bringing in.

So each month I have been posting about what books I unhauled and then another monthly post I have been sharing what books I physically bought in the month.

Are you a constant book buyer? Can you resist buying books on a weekly bases? Please tell me I am not alone in this?

Here is what I unhauled this month:

  1. The Usborne Write Your Own Story Book
  2. around the world in 80 mazes
  3. Premiers origami
  4. oodles of doodles by Nikalas Catlow
  5. Mister Maker Lets Make More
  6. The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions
  7. Kid Concoctions & Contractions
  8. Art Smart
  9. The Big Book of Science things to make and do
  10. Things to make for mother’s day
  11. DK Eyewitness Books Jungle
  12. learn how to draw Phineas and Ferb
  13. The Family Book  Amazing things to do together
  14. A teenager’s journey by Richard Pilzer
  15. Lucky in love by carolyn Brown
  16. Avenge Me by Maisey Yates
  17. Across the Pond by Storyheart
  18. A brother’s journey by Richard Pilzer
  19. A little giant book  Science Experiments
  20. A little giant book Kids games
  21. Rescue Road by Peter Zheutlin
  22. The hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan
  23. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
  24. A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
  25. The Hypnotists by Gordan Korman
  26. By Her Touch by Adriana Anders
  27. Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
  28. In his Hands by Andriana Anders
  29. What Light by Jay Asher
  30. The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel
  31. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
  32. Night by Elie Wiesel
  33. Faithful by Alice Hoffman


Total books released this month: 33

Total books released in 2018: 33

Total books released in 2017: 156

Total books released in 2016: 124

Total books released in 2015: 211


January 2018 Books Bought

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always try to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews.

Going into 2018 I am deciding to switch this up so that I can better document what books, both physical and arcs/earcs, that are coming into my house that I have either bought, was given to me by friends/family, publishers or tour companies. So this will only be a monthly post no more weekly posts going forward.

Bought: The first set of 6 books were bought with a gift card I got for Christmas and the remaining books are books I bought.

  1. The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser (book 2 in the series)
  2. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  3. Roseblood by A.G Howard (Phantom Of The Opera retelling)
  4. Batman by Marie Lu (2nd book in the DC Icons series)
  5. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  6. The Woman In The Window by A.J Finn
  7. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
  8. The Night Trilogy (Night/Dawn/Day) by Elie Wiesel
  9. What Light by Jay Asher
  10. Zenith by Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg

Publisher Sent (This will be the books I get directly from publishers either physical book or ebook to review):

American Panda

  • Simon and Schuster Canada graciously sent me American Panda by Gloria Chao to review. Its coming out February 6th 2018.

Blog Tours:

  • The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton (Rockstar Book Tours)

Netgalley: This are books that I got for free in the Read Now section:

  • Buzz Books 2018 Young Adult Spring/Summer
  • Buzz Books 2018 Spring/Summer
  • Little Polar Bear Takes a Stand by Hans de Beer
  • Miss Winter’s Demise and Other Crimes against Poetry
  • Fangs and Feasts in Transratania by Geronimo Stilton
  • February 2018 Buzz Books Monthly
  • The Lost Path
  • Honey Moon Not Your Valentine color edition
  • Pico Bogue
  • Regal Academy #1
  • Harry Moon First Light
  • Harry Moon Snow Day
  • See All The Stars by Kit Frick
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Friends/family given:

Christmas Bliss: A Novel

  • Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews was given to be by my friend Jennifer.

Total books bought this month:  4
Total books publisher sent: 1
Total books blog tour sent: 1
Total books given to me: 1
Total books from netgalley: 14

Total books read from this months haul: 11

Total books bought in 2018: 4
Total books publisher sent in 2018:  1
Total books blog tours sent in 2018: 1
Total books given to me in 2018: 1
Total books from netgalley in 2018: 14

Total books read in 2018: 11

Blog Tour/ Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy
Publication Date:  January 2, 2018
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she’s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There’s something he isn’t telling her. But there’s something she’s not telling him, either.

Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.




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Purchase Links:

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo


Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Cover Reveal/ Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol


Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol!

Be on the lookout for this upcoming title from

Inkspell Publishing!


What do you think of the cover?




A girl looking for a way out.

Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her father’s reign. Then she meets Hawk.

A boy looking to be a hero.

Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy’s daughter.

A love that could kill them both.

Powerful forces keep them apart, but coming together could be the key to saving New America from destruction—even though it may cost both their lives.

A near-future YA biopunk retelling of Robin Hood.

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Available for pre-order:
Amazon | Kobo


Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing stories about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult, she’s still a little afraid of the dark. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she’s likely freezing at the hockey rink.

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