Sunday, October 23, 2016

Book Photo Sundays #2: October 23, 2016

Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!

So let's get started!

Here's one of the photos I made for my recent buy "Me Before You!"

Time to Link Up!  Show us your book photos of the week!

The Sunday Post Meme (58)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer! The goal of this meme is to share news you have on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books , yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!
Hello everyone!  Halloween is almost here and I've managed to read a couple of Halloween themed books for this month, although I'm going to try to read some more this month!  On a new front, I just created a new tab dedicated to Banned Books and I'm trying to read up on some controversial books from the last century and I'm surprised that there's still more banned books coming each day.

Book Reviews


Top Ten Tuesday #36: Top 10 Characters I Would Name My Pets After


Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 





Check out Fantasy is More Fun's  Does your TBR ever make you sad?

  Check out Because Reading's 24 hour Dewey #Readathon Update Post 5 ~ Read, Read, Read

Check out For the Love of Words' Something to Look Forward To for the week of October 17th!

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday,  October 23, 2016 .


Friday, October 21, 2016

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Genre:  Family / LGBT / Animals

Year Published: 2005

Year Read:  2010

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

 “And Tango Makes Three” is an Aspca Henry Bergh Book award winning book about how two male penguins, Roy and Silo, try to have a child together.  Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell along with illustrations by Henry Cole makes “And Tango Makes Three” a truly touching story about what it takes to make a true family.
Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell have done a great job at discussing one of the major issues in our society in a lighthearted and comforting way.  Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell makes this story extremely heartwarming and cute as Roy and Silo try so hard to build a family no matter how different they were from the other families.  This story brilliantly talks about embracing the differences of certain families and the way that Silo and Roy want to be parents even though they are both boys is portrayed in a positive way and this book will help children embrace diversity extremely easily.  Henry Cole’s illustrations are fluid and cute as the penguins look somewhat realistic and are drawn in fluid colors that help give the book a more upbeat mood and Henry Cole’s illustrations always show Roy and Silo having happy and comfortable expressions which shows that they take pleasure in being a couple no matter how different they are from the other couples.

Parents should know that the theme of homosexuality in this book might upset some readers which caused this book to be banned and challenged in many states, even though this book is trying to point out that even the most unlikely couple can create a beautiful family.  Parents might want to talk to their children about how homosexuality is one of the most controversial issues discussed in society, but also discuss how the book was trying to promote a safe message about having a true family.

“And Tango Makes Three” is a truly beautiful and engaging book about accepting different families of different cultures.  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the theme of homosexuality might upset some parents. 

*2006 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award

REASONS FOR BEING BANNED: For being anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group.  (Additional reasons): "promotes the homosexual agenda."

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Book Blogger Hop #8 (Halloween Edition): October 21st - October 27th

Hello everyone! I'm participating in another book meme called the Book Blogger Hop which is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer!  Basically, you just answer weekly questions and then post up your link on the question's page.

This week's question is : 

Instead of giving out candy to trick or treaters, you're going to give out homemade bookmarks. What would the bookmarks look like?

I would probably give out Harry Potter bookmarks and bookmarks with various book quotes.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog Tour + Book Blitz: The SnowFang Bride by Merry Ravenell



The SnowFang Bride 
Merry Ravenell
(Snowfang #1)

Publication date: October 11th 2016
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
Centuries of political games killed most of the female werewolves. Now only a few survive, and the Elders work to change the old ways of thinking.

Winter, the only daughter of the SilverPaw Alpha, finally meets the soul Gaia has chosen for her: Sterling, the cold, demanding, and entirely-too-human Alpha of the tiny SnowFang pack.

Thrust into a world of human wealth for which she was never prepared, Winter must become Sterling’s flawless wife and Luna from the moment she arrives. The city is full of threats, both werewolf and human, and Sterling’s past is full of secrets best left undisturbed.
When they are betrayed by those closest to them, Winter and Sterling embark on a dangerous game of brinkmanship that will change their lives, and the future of the werewolves, forever.

Sterling had been prepared to be resentful and distrustful of me, certain I was playing along with some ploy to part him from a large chunk of his wealth, or ruin him in some way. Knowing that wasn’t the case after all had to have been the final insult. Him thinking he had been bullied and played, just to find out he wasn’t even worth toying with.

Sadly, for both of us, this wasn’t as simple as me being my father’s pawn.

It would have been a hell of a lot more straightforward if I was bait, and Sterling the nice woolly sheep being led in for fleecing.

Him sleeping apart from me wouldn’t make things any better between us, or easier on the pack. It’d make things worse.

Sterling’s lips compressed a little tighter.

“I won’t make off with your virtue,” I told him.

A glint in his hazel eyes, like a knife twitching in and out of direct light. He leaned forward, his voice like a hand through my fur, “Whatever virtue I had was made off with long ago.”

A little color crept to my cheeks, my insides squirmed, but not from fear. What would those hands feel like on my skin? Rough like the scrapes and callouses on them, or gentler? Angry, perhaps. His fingers pulling through my hair, perhaps just a little too rough.

One thing at a time. Maybe I should find out how his hands got that scraped up before I let him touch me with them.

Sterling kept watching me, observing, learning my every nuance and tick, as mates—especially Alphas—will do. He came to the conclusion my body wasn’t actually on offer just yet. “You trust me to not lay a paw upon you.”

“Should I not?” I asked.

He leaned closer, his breath on my cheek, his lips very close to mine. “When I shake off the shock, Winter, I would not trust me.”

His words were like a rough caress, sending fire over my skin and a single shock through me. Desire overrode the haze of rattled anger and insult. I think I might have whispered something monosyllabic, and certainly imbecilic. It didn’t matter. He closed the final breath of distance between us, his strong body pressed mine against the wall, and kissed me.

I had never been kissed like that. Hard. Rough. Hungry.

My fingers found his shirt and jawline, one set twisting into the fabric, the other raking fingernails along his flesh, enjoying the painful bristle of his unshaven skin.

He grabbed a handful of my thigh, lifted me against him, his touch rough and everything I had never known I needed. No, not rough enough, not nearly enough. He felt so strong, so solid, so rough under those tailored human clothes.

I gathered myself and pried him back a few degrees. “Not tonight,” I breathed. “Gaia may have chosen you for me, but I want to see why.”

Merry leads a heavily caffeinated lifestyle offset by the occasional 5K or 10K. She lives in the North Bay area of CA with her husband and fellow author, David, plus their two cats.


Blog Tour + Book Blitz: The Hitman's Possession by Tia Lewis



The Hitman’s Possession
Tia Lewis
(A Bad Boy Mafia Romance, #1)

Publication date: October 19th 2016
Genres: Dark Hitman Romance
I’m a hard, ruthless, and brutal killer… but I’m not letting her go.

I’m the most feared man in South Boston.

I’ve earned that title and the nickname “The Animal.” Women may think it’s because I’m wild in bed, and one night with me and they’d f*cking know it.

But there’s a darker reason for my reputation… I think nothing about ending a life. Feelings are a luxury I can’t afford.

Until her.

I hear Tess cry for help and I give into the urge to help her. One look at her and I knew I had to risk it all to rescue her. I’m no knight in shining armor; I’m saving her so I can keep the sexy spitfire for myself.

But the mob wants her back. She wasn’t meant to live through that night.

No f*cking way I’m going to let that happen. Tess ignites a fire within me like nothing I’ve ever known. Her legs are meant to be wrapped around me, and only me. I’ll take on the whole Russian mob ―hell, the whole world―to keep the one woman who’s meant to belong to me.

I’ll kill every bastard that tries to take her away. She can try to run, but she’s not getting away from this hitman. She’s my possession now.


The Hitman’s Possession is a full-length dark romance novel that’s intended for mature audiences only. This novel address issues of a serious nature, including violence surrounding the nature of consent. This novel contains very disturbing situations, graphic language and violence and explicit sexual content. Reader discretion is strongly advised.

Tia Lewis is a romance author from the Midwest who writes about smart, sexy, sassy women and hot, possessive alpha males. Her favorite bad boys to write about include sports players, mafia, bikers, billionaires and the bad-ass next door. You can find her cooking, reading, or traveling when she’s not busy working on her next release.

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