Tuesday, February 27, 2024

March 2024 TBR!

 This coming month with learning dutch I am also doing a bunch of readathons like usual. At least that is the plans. My Manga reading isn't all listed here but that will never end :D

Middlegrade March: 

1. One Word Title - Smile by: Raina Telgemeier

2. Debut - Witch Wars

3. Immigration and Refugee Story - Nowhere Girl by: A.J. Paquette

4. Animal on the Cover - Alone by: Megan E. Freeman

5. Book you feel like you missed out on - Amari and the Night Brothers by: B.B. Alston


Spring into Reading:

Group Read - Shadow of the Fox by: Julie Kagawa

1. Spring Cleaning - 

2. New Beginning - Deal with the Elf King by: Elise Kova

3. Wet T-shirt - 

4. Road Trip - 

5. Let it Shine - 

6. Stormy Weather - Faebound by: Saara El-Arifi

7. Spring Fashion - Shadow of the Fox by: Julie Kagawa

8. Rewind - Bride by: Ali Hazelwood

9. April Showers - 

10. Luck of the Irish - 

11. Selfcare - 

12. Prom Queen - Bride by: Ali Hazelwood

13. Group Book - Shadow of the Fox by: Julie Kagawa

14. Spring Forward - 

15. Love is in the Air - Lisa and Lottie by: Erich Kastner

16. Over the Rainbow - The Hound of the Baskervilles by: Arthur Conan Doyle

17. Spring Break - The Summer I Turned Pretty by: Jenny Han

18. Refresh your TBR

19. Friendship Bracelets - Starfall by: Melissa Landers

20. Women's March - The Invocations by: Krystal Sutherland

21. Flower Power - Shadow of the Fox (uk) by: Julie Kagawa

22. Read Like an Ares - The Hound of the Baskervilles by: Arthur Conan Doyle

23. Tiptoe through the Tulips - Never Ever Getting ... Together by: Sophie Gonzales

24. Spring Court - Starfall by: Melissa Landers


Romance Takeover Readathon - 72 hrs



1. Set in the Future - The Day of the Triffids by: John Wyndham and Samuel West

2. Planet on the Cover - Life as we knew it by: Susan Beth Pfeffer

3. Space Royality - Starfall by: Melissa Landers

4. Stars in the title - Starfall by: Melissa Landers

5. Space Novella - Saga v. 4,5,6


Bows and Books Readathon

1. Ribbon in the cover - Anne of Green Gables or Emily of New Moon

2. Female Author - Anne of Green Gables or Emily of New Moon

3. Pick a bow (blue), romance - Anne of Green Gables or Emily of New Moon


there are two more but not sure I'll get to them :(

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Weekend Retreat Spotlight



Author: Tara Laskowski

ISBN: 9781525811456

Publication Date: December 26, 2023

Publisher: Graydon House

18.99 US | 23.99 CAN

Buy Links: | Harlequin | BookShop.org | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Amazon |

Social Links:

Author website: https://taralaskowski.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TaraLWrites/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tara.laskowski.9

Author Bio:

TARA LASKOWSKI is the author of The Mother Next Door and One Night Gone, which won an

Agatha Award, Macavity Award, and Anthony Award, and was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark

Award, Left Coast Crime Award, Strand Critics' Award, and Library of Virginia Literary Award. She is

also the author of two short story collections, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and

Bystanders, has published stories in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Mid-American

Review, among others, and is the former editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. Tara earned a BA in

English from Susquehanna University and an MFA from George Mason University and currently lives

in Virginia. Find her on Twitter and Instagram, @TaraLWrites.

Book Summary:

Every year, the illustrious Van Ness siblings, heirs to a copper fortune, gather at their lush winery

estate for a joint birthday celebration. It's a tradition they've followed nearly all their lives, and now

they are back with their significant others for a much-needed weekend of rest and relaxation, away

from the public spotlight.

With lavish comforts, gorgeous scenery, and indulgent drinking, the trip should be the perfect

escape. But it soon becomes clear that even a remote idyllic getaway can’t keep out the problems

simmering in each of their lives. As old tensions are reignited, the three couples are pushed to the

edge. Will their secrets destroy them, or will they destroy each other first? And who’s been watching

them from beyond the vineyard gates?

When a torrential rainstorm hits, plunging them into darkness, the answers prove all too deadly...

The Vacation Spotlight

 Another Spotlight!


Author: John Maars

ISBN: 9781335006042

Publication Date: 12/19/2023

Publisher: Hanover Square Press

18.99 US | 23.99 CAD

Buy Links: | Harlequin | BookShop.org | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Amazon |

Social Links:

Author website: https://www.johnmarrsauthor.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnmarrs.author/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmarrsauthor/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnmarrs1

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@johnmarrs.author

Book Summary:

How far would you run to escape your past?

Venice Beach, Los Angeles. A paradise on earth. Tourists flock to the golden coast and the promise

of Hollywood. But for eight strangers at a beach-front hostel, there is far more on their minds than an

extended vacation. All of them are running from something. And they all have secrets they’d kill to


This holiday-set read is a compulsive and addictive thriller, perfect for fans of T.M. Logan.

Author Bio:

John Marrs is an author and former journalist based in London and Northamptonshire. After

spending his career interviewing celebrities from the worlds of television, film and music for

numerous national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time author. His books include

No1 bestseller and Netflix series The One, The Passengers, award winning What Lies Between

Us and The Good Samaritan. Follow him at www.johnmarrsauthor.co.uk , on Twitter

@johnmarrs1, on Instagram @johnmarrs.author and on Facebook at


Pretty Little Lives Spotlight

 I didn't finish this but here's a spotlight post!

Perfect Little Lives
Authors: Amber and Danielle Brown
ISBN: 9781525805059
Publication Date: December 5, 2023
Publisher: Graydon House/HarperCollins
Buy Links:
HarperCollins.com: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/perfect-little-lives-amber-and-danielle-
BookShop.org: https://bookshop.org/p/books/perfect-little-lives-original-amber-and-danielle-
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perfect-little-lives-amber-and-danielle-
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1525805053/keywords=thrillers?tag=harpercollinsus-20
Books-A-Million: https://www.booksamillion.com/p/9781525805059
Social Links:
Author Website: https://www.amberanddanielle.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ambersharelle
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberanddanielle/
Book Summary:
LibraryReads December Bonus Pick!
Simone’s mother was murdered when she was thirteen. When her father was convicted, everything
changed. Overnight, Simone went from living in a wealthy white neighborhood to scraping by.
Ten years later, Simone has given up on her dreams and lives a quiet life, writing book reviews
and getting serious with her boyfriend. But with a true crime documentarian hounding her for a scoop
and a surprise encounter with her childhood next-door neighbor, Hunter, the past seems set on
haunting her. And after Hunter reveals that his father and her mother had a years-long affair, Simone is
determined to find out who really killed her mother.
Simone is convinced that all evidence points to Hunter’s father, a renowned judge who had everything
to lose if his affair—and his nascent love child—came to light. Playing the game from all sides, Simone
enlists Hunter’s help in her investigation into his family—whether he realizes it or not. But is she so
desperate for closure that she'll risk imploding her carefully rebuilt life?
Authors’ Bio:
Amber and Danielle Brown both graduated from Rider University where they studied
Communications/Journalism and sat on the editorial staff for the On Fire!! literary journal. They then
pursued a career in fashion and spent five years in NYC working their way up, eventually managing their
own popular fashion and lifestyle blog. Amber is also a screenwriter, so they live in LA, which works out
perfectly so Danielle can spoil her plant babies with copious amount of sunshine. Their debut Someone
Had to Do It, was a Library Reads pick.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Plot Twist Spotlight and Soon to be Review!

 Plot Twist

Author: Erin La Rosa
ISBN: 9781335458117
Publication Date: November 14, 2023
Publisher: Canary Street Press
18.99 US | 23.99 CAN

She’s written off more than she can chew…

Romance author Sophie Lyon’s ironic secret just went she’s never been in love—and it’s ruining her reputation. With a manuscript deadline looming, Sophie makes an ambitious plan to overcome her writer’s reunite with her exes (including her last girlfriend Carla, the one person she could have loved) to learn why she’s never fallen in love, and document it all for her millions of new online followers.

Luckily, Sophie’s reclusive landlord, Dash Montrose—a former teen heartthrob—has social media all figured out and is willing to help. What he doesn’t mention is that he’s an anonymous online crafter, a hobby that helps him maintain his sobriety. No one knows about his complicated relationship with alcohol, and with a family that’s Hollywood royalty, Dash has to steer clear of scandal.

As Sophie and Dash grow closer, they discover a heat between them that rivals Dash’s pottery kiln. But Sophie needs to figure out who she is outside her relationships, and Dash isn’t sure he’s stable enough for the commitment she deserves. So Sophie suggests what any good romance author a friends-with-benefits arrangement. Surely a strictly casual relationship won’t cause any trouble… this is from Goodreads!

My Review has got to be soon to come because I did not notice this was a book 2, and of course I need to read book 1 first. So I should be picking that up in November to read so I can jump into this one and give it a review that it deserves :)

Buy Links:

Social Links:

Author Bio:
ERIN LA ROSA is a writer living in Los Angeles. As a writer for BuzzFeed, she frequently writes
about the perils and triumphs of being a redhead. Before BuzzFeed, Erin worked for the comedy
websites Funny or Die and MadAtoms, as well as E!s Fashion Police, Wetpaint, and Ecorazzi.
Erin has appeared on CNN, Headline News, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Today Show on behalf of
BuzzFeed. She is the author of Womanskills and The Big Redhead Book.

Other stops:
Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation CornerHttps://vicklea.com
What Is That Book Aboutwww.whatisthatbookabout.com
Tomorrow Is Another Daytamaramorning.com
The Consummate Readerhttps://consummatereader.blogspot.com
Library Girl Readinghttps://gidgetgirlreading.wordpress.com/
The Inkblottershttps://theinkblotters.com/
Life of a Simple Readerhttps://www.readingwithjax.wordpress.com
Talent In Bordershttps://www.talent-in-borders.com
The Phantom Paragrapherwww.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com
Laurie Reads Romancehttps://lauriereadsromance.blogspot.com
Danza sull'Acquahttps://danzasullacqua.wordpress.com/
Take Me Away...https://takemeawayyy.com/
Just Becausehttps://justbecausereviews.blogspot.com/
Let’s Talk Romance Book ClubHttps://www.letstalkromancebookclub.com/blog
The Reinvented Readerreinventedreader.com
The beachy readerwww.thebeachyreader.com
Author Anthony Avina's Bloghttp://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com
Carrie's Book Reviewshttps://carriesbookreviews.com/
Momma Says: To Read or Not to Readhttps://www.mommasaystoread.com/
Bookish Jottingsbookishjottings.com
From the TBR Pilehttps://fromthetbrpile.blogspot.com/
Girl Who Readshttp://www.girl-who-reads.com
Past Midnight Book Reviews & Morehttps://pastmidnight.home.blog/
PopTheButterfly Readspopthebutterfly.wordpress.com
Books with Cassiehttps://bookswithcassie.com
Confessions of a YA Readerhttps://confessionsofayareader.wordpress.com/
Amy's Booket Listhttps://amysbooketlist.com/
The Bookshelf Cornerhttps://thebookshelfcorner.wordpress.com/
21st Century Reviewshttps://www.21stcenturyreviews.com/?m=1
Robyn ReadsRobynreads1.blogspot.com
Romantic Reads and Suchromanticreadsandsuch.wordpress.com
The Beachy Readerwww.thebeachyreader.com
Just BecauseHttp://justbecausereviews.blogspot.com
From the TBR Pilehttps://fromthetbrpile.blogspot.com/
Danza sull'Acquadanzasullacqua.wordpress.com
FyreKatz Reviewshttp://fkrants.blogspot.com/
The Inkblottershttps://theinkblotters.com/
Carlene InspiredHttp://www.carleneinspired.com
Bewitched Bookwormshttps://bewitchedbookworms.com
Author Anthony Avina's Bloghttp://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com
BUT FIRST, BOOKShttps://milehighkinkbookclub.com/
Welcome to my HoardHttp://www.lacrimsonfemme.com

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

November Releases 2023

 November Releases 2023

These are the books I want to read in November that come out! 


Dawnbreaker (Salvation Cycle, #2)
Vengeance of the Pirate Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #3)
Murtagh (The Inheritance Cycle, #5) The Villa 

The Godhead Complex (The Maze Cutter, #2)


Stings and Stones: An Elemental Assassin short story collection
Anything With Nothing (Tales of Valdemar #17)

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Fall into Winter TBR

 Oct TBR - Fall into Winter

  1. Free - You're my Pet v.1 - Yayoi Ogawa
  2. A Reread - Red River v.1 - Chie Shinohara
  3. Next in a Series - Dead Voices - Katherine Arden
  4. Pub in Oct - Tithe (10-1-2002) - Holly Black (on hold at library)
  5. Oct Group Book - A Dowry in Blood - S.T. Gibson (on hold at library)
  6. Horror - American Vampire v.1 - Scott Snyder
  7. A Sweet Treat - I always drinking coffee as I read!
  8. Picked 4 You - Crave - Tracy Wolff



Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Book Club Hotel


Author: Sarah Morgan

ISBN: 9781335005120

Publication Date: September 19, 2023

Publisher: Canary Street Press

17.99 US | 21.99 CAN


Buy Links:

BookShop.org | Harlequin | Barnes & Noble |Books A MillionAmazon

Social Links:

Author Website: https://sarahmorgan.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahMorgan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahMorgan_

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahmorganwrites/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/45898.Sarah_Morgan

Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for


Romantic Times has described her as 'a magician with words' and nominated her books for their

Reviewer's Choice Awards and their 'Top Pick' slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious

RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family.

Find out more at www.sararahmorgan.com

Book Summary:

This Christmas, USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with another heartfelt exploration of change, the power of books to heal, and the enduring strength of female friendship. Perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Jennifer Weiner.

With its historic charm and picture-perfect library, the Maple Sugar Inn is considered the winter destination. As the holidays approach, the inn is fully booked with guests looking for their dream vacation. But widowed far too young, and exhausted from juggling the hotel with being a dedicated single mom, Hattie Coleman dreams only of making it through the festive season.

But when Erica, Claudia and Anna—lifelong friends who seem to have it all—check in for a girlfriends’ book club holiday, it changes everything. Their close friendship and shared love of books have carried them through life's ups and downs. But Hattie can see they're also packing some major emotional baggage, and nothing prepares her for how deeply her own story is about to become entwined in theirs. In the span of a week over the most enchanting time of the year, can these four women come together to improve each other’s lives

My Review: Right now I'm not in the mood for a holiday book but in Nov/Dec this book will be read and reviewed and this will be updated... think of this as a spotlight post because ya I don't want to end up forgetting to post about this book!

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Nether After Spotlight (4/9/23)


NETHER AFTER Blog Tour Assets

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the NETHER AFTER by Jodi L. Cox Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Jodi L. Cox

Pub. Date: August 19, 2023

Publisher: Spirit Gate Studio

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 216

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/NETHER-AFTER


In a world of darkness and danger, where secrets lurk in every shadow, one young necromancer is determined to uncover the truth and rescue his lost mother. Meet Faust Thaed, a courageous 15-year-old trapped in the treacherous realm of the Nether After. Haunted by the memory of his beloved mother, taken captive by the enigmatic Leiche Guard, Faust's journey becomes a relentless quest for answers. As he navigates the eerie landscapes, he finds solace in the company of ghosts, drawing upon their arcane powers to fuel his necromantic abilities.


Faust's path is fraught with unimaginable perils. From harrowing encounters with ravenous poltergeists to facing off against bloodthirsty monsters and cannibalistic predators, every step brings him closer to the truth and the menacing soldiers of the secret police.

Thrills abound as Faust's clandestine adventure unfolds, his fate hanging in the balance as he battles not only for his mother's life but also for his own. Every choice he makes, every spell he casts, could tip the scales toward triumph or catastrophe.


Will he rescue his mother from the clutches of the Leiche Guard? Or will his magical powers consume him, leaving him forever trapped in a realm of despair?

The Nether After awaits-will you dare to enter?





About Jodi L. Cox:

Jodi Cox is an American dieselpunk author born on April 10, 1979 in Union City, Indiana. She graduated from Simon Kenton High School in 1997. Later she went on to graduate with a BFA from the College of Mount Saint Joseph, now known as the University of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After college, Jodi started writing for Citybeat magazine. Later she went on to become a pioneer in internet graphics and website development. After spending nearly ten years writing for everything from tax websites to poetry, Jodi began developing the world of the Nether After, unbeknownst to her that steampunk and dieselpunk was turning into a literary genre.  

Jodi enjoys all things speculative fiction, but has a pension for the weird and unusual.  She describes herself as a comic book snob. She is often found with a stack of Japanese and American graphic novels in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.  She enjoys drawing and painting, as well as writing.  Her hours not spent on writing are devoted to geeking out over new computer hardware, or the latest video games. She loves ripping into electronics to see how they work, as well as cooking and developing new recipes.

As a writer Jodi has been writing steampunk, dieselpunk, and fantasy of all types. She has even dipped her toe into science fiction.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours, International.

Ends September 12th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post


YA Boks Central

Interview/IG Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post



IG Review


Character Madness and Musings



Destiny's Path

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post



IG Review


Week Two:


Lifestyle of Me



Fyrekatz Blog



Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post



IG Review


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post


Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post



IG Review


The Momma Spot

Guest Post



IG Review


More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post