Blog Tour/ Off The Ice

Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross

Publication Date: February 27, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

The NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Whatever Life Throws at You kicks off a brand-new series perfect for fans of Miranda Kennealy and Abbi Glines.

All is fair in love and hockey…

Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.

Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.

It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.

For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.

Link to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25538649-off-the-ice  

Purchase Links:
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Link to Tour Schedule:
http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-off-the-ice-juniper-falls-1-by-julie-cross-presented-by-entangled-teen/  

Giveaway Information:  

  • One (1) winner will receive a Kindle Fire

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Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press).

She’s also the author of the Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.

She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.

Outside of her reading and writing cred, Julie Cross is a committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.

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February 2017 Book Unhauling

Good Monday morning everyone. For the past two years I have been sharing with you the books that I have unhauled from my collection. I started doing this in 2015 and at that time I  released 211 books and then last year due to life happening I missed months sharing what I unhauled and it went undocumented so the only number I have is 124 from the months I did share.

I am going to make 2017 a better year in sharing what books I am unhauling. As a book blogger and a book reader I don’t tend to keep the books once I read them unless there is a special meaning for them so I always pass them along to friends and family.

So each month I will be posting about what books I am unhauling and then another monthly post will be what books I physically bought in the month.

I told myself  New Year’s Eve that I really needed to do a major clean up and major purge of the items in the house that aren’t being used and that is taking up space. One of the items is books and if you could see my bookcases and tons of boxes in the basement you would see that, that is one of the issues and one of the things taking up most of the space so I am making it my mission in 2017 to get that all cleaned up and purge what I have read and know I won’t reread as well as purging the books that I no longer have a desire to read.

So lets get right into February and take a look at what I unhauled this month:

  1. Late Edition by Fern Michaels
  2. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

 

Total books released this month: 2

Total books released in 2017: 13

Total books released in 2016: 124

Total books released in 2015: 211

February 2017 Books Bought

I have decided that I will be  taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

So speaking of books I bought here is what I bought this month. (The last three bargain books I got were buy 3 for $10 adult fiction only) So happy to have finally found them at this price because all the bargain books I bought were books from my wishlist:

  1. Malicious (bookshots) by James Patterson & James O. Born
  2. French Twist (bookshots) by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo
  3. Once Upon a Dream (book 2 in the Twisted Tale) by Liz Braswell
  4. The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
  5. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill (Valentine’s gift)
  6. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella (valentine’s gift)
  7. Exquisite by Elizabeth Hayley (book 3 in the diamond trilogy)(bookshots)
  8. A Wedding Maine by Jen McLaughlin (bookshots) (book 2 in McCullagh Inn Story)
  9. Hidden by James Patterson (bookshots)
  10. The House Husband by James Patterson (bookshots)
  11. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent (this is part of a duology) (bargain book)
  12. A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes (part of a new series)(bargain book)
  13. When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald (this is her first book)(bargain book)
  14. Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney (this is her second fiction book)(bargain book)
  15. Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany (bargain book)
  16. Sabriel by Garth Nix (this is for Michael because he needs it for school)

Total books bought this month: 15
Total books bought this month (Michael): 1 (which I won’t be including in my total since its for him and school)

Total books read from this months haul: 6

Total books bought in 2017: 27

Total books read in 2017: 9

 

The Mailbox Post February 6th to 11th

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:

 

 

 

 

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Good morning everyone. I hope you are all having a good week. I just quickly wanted to share a book I got in the mail from Quirk books this past week:

Book Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston

Its Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston. Its schedule to be released April 4th 2017.

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.
 
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

This sounds like it will be a really good read. Thanks once again Quirk for sending me this to review.

Cover Reveal/ Project Pandora

Title: Project Pandora (The Olympus Experiment, #1)
Author: Aden Polydoros
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Description: 
Olympus is rising…
Tyler hasn’t been feeling like himself lately, his dreams are full of violence and death, and there are days where he can’t remember where he’s been.
Miles away, Shannon finds herself haunted by similar nightmares. She is afraid that she has done something terrible.
As the daughter of a state senator, Elizabeth has everything she could ever hope for. But when an uninvited guest interrupts a fundraising gala and stirs up painful memories, everything goes downhill fast.
Murder is what Hades is good at. So when two of his comrades go AWOL, he is rewarded with the most exhilarating hunt of his lifetime. For him, the game has just begun.
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Author Bio: 
Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library.
As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encourage by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin Project Pandora. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.
 
Link to Exclusive Cover Reveal on YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-31

2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge (February)

I decided that I will be making a monthly post that will feature the books I currently have downloaded from NetGalley and Edelweiss and I will update this everytime I get accepted for a book (both from the read now and publishers acceptance) as well  with review links as well as a place so you can see how I am doing with the challenge and the books I have downloaded.

Here is the February list of the books I have currently downloaded to read:

  1. Mermaid Trouble Fairy Tales Hunters #1 by Andy Mulberry
  2. March Buzz Books Monthly

Books to read in Challenge this month:
Books read in challenge this month:

Books to read in the challenge to date: 9

Books read in Challenge to date: 7

Book Goals:  /50

The Mailbox Post January 30th to February 4th

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

 

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It feels like its been a little while since I have done a weekly mailbox post and gotten books in the mail. So I was happy when the mail lady rang the bell this week to hand me two packages. Inside the packages were these two books:

Book Sisters Of Blood And Spirit by Kady Cross

Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross. This is the first book in the series.

Book Captive by Aimée Carter

Captive by Aimee Carter. This is the second book in the Blackcoat Rebellion series.

Both of these books were a freebie that I picked up with my Harlequin Reward My Rewards Program.

If you are new to the Harlequin My Rewards Program its a fun, FREE program that rewards you for all the Harlequin books you buy in stores, online and at Harlequin.com.

There are four easy ways to get My Reward points:

  1. Purchase Harlequin books at any store, including Harlequin.com. You’ll earn 100 points for each $1 of the book cover price. To get the points for books purchased in store all you need to do is email them a copy of your receipt.Earn 100 points for each $1 of the book cover price. Cover prices can be checked online or on the back of each book.
  2. Complete your Romance Reader Profile and earn 2000 points just for telling us what you love to read.
  3. Take our weekly Book Challenges and earn bonus points by tweeting about a book, sharing book ideas, completing surveys and more. Check in every week to see the latest challenge. There is usually new stuff every Monday and Thursday.
  4. Participate in our fun and exciting Facebook activities. Check in every week to see what’s new.

To use my referral link to sign up all you need to do is CLICK ON THIS and it will take you directly there and I would greatly appreciate because all referral links will be credited towards a free book.

To redeem for a free book valued at $8.99 or less you need 5000 My Rewards points. You can redeem for a free physical book or an ebook and shipping is completely free. There is so much you can do on the Harlequin My Rewards site that you should go and check it out.