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Exclusive Book Sale ❤︎

posted January 21, 2017 *ongoing event*

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I’m at a point in my life where my bookshelves have run out of shelf space and my room has run out of bookshelf space. Plus I’m still working very hard to find different ways to help me pay off my college student loans and live debt free at last (yay goals!).
I own loads of books that I love but it has come time to part ways with several. Sometimes sacrifices must be made in order to eat haha. Most of my books are in new condition either because it’s a duplicate so it is new, or it was only read once, or I just took very good care of it because I love my books.
I’m putting together a list of all the books available for sale (some are even autographed! (but don’t worry these are not personalized) and I’m also including lots of free bookish goodies too!) and will include that in this post. Before I try eBay, or just give up and donate them to whoever can take them (*shudders at the thought of my books on a neglected Goodwill shelf*), I thought I’d give you all first dibs because I know you love books as much as I do and would give these a loving home.

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Donation Opportunity!

posted February 28, 2016

Hello kind strangers!

I have made an official PayPal account and can now accept any donations you may feel inspired to gift. I will not beg, I will not grovel, but I will humbly ask for your help and support if you find yourself in a place that ables or inspires you to do so. I am a recent college graduate and while I do have a job my student loans are burdensome (I’m sure many can relate). I enjoy writing this book blog while I simultaneously pursue my dream of becoming a published author, a film director, and/or an actress (hey, the world said we could be anything we want and I guess I took it seriously as a kid). Art is my passion but art does not pay the bills (despite it being beloved and utilized by all. Could you imagine a world with no music, movies, books, dance, etc.??). Anyway, this is one simple way in which I am trying to pay off tuition fees and I would be so humbled and moved by any who feel that they would like to contribute. 100% of all donations will go directly towards paying off my college student loans. Thank you very much to all of you who frequent my blog, to all of you who choose to donate, and to all of you who wish you could but perhaps are not in a place that allows you to do so. This world is crazy and we’re all just trying to wade our way through (: Thanks for becoming a part of my journey.

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Blog Tour | True North

posted April 13, 2017

I’m so happy to have been invited to participate in this blog tour for L.E. Sterling’s new book, TRUE NORTH. It’s the second in the True Born series and I was really excited to have the opportunity to read it! It’s been so hard to keep this post under wraps but I’m glad I’m allowed to share it with you all now.

If you haven’t read True Born (book #1) then I’ll post some info on that first.
Keep scrolling for my review on True North (book #2), more about the author, an international Giveaway, and other exciting tour stops!

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Book Blitz! | Perfect

posted April 04, 2017

I’m happy to announce that PERFECT by Cecelia Ahern is available now and that I get to share the news with you all!

If you haven’t heard about Ahern’s latest YA series, Flawed, then be sure to check out all the details below. Not only have I included the information on the new release but also on the first book to get you started!

This book blitz also includes a giveaway for 2 sets of finished copies of FLAWED & PERFECT courtesy of Fierce Reads and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter.

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Book/TV Blitz! | The 100

posted February 02, 2017

THE 100 returns to TV tonight! And to help celebrate the show’s return Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours are giving away 5 Boxed Sets of the Complete series! So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Also check out the official trailer for Season Four of The 100!!

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Cover Reveal | Descent

posted January 27, 2017

Whispers of the Fallen

Today we finally get to see the official cover for Descent, an epic novella in The Whispers of the Fallen series! It’s a The Gathering of Shadows (book 3) novella told by Lucifer!!!

I myself have yet to read these books but I have downloaded them and am super excited to give them a go because they sound like they’ve got a good story to tell. Oh and on that note the first three books are FREE on Kindle Unlimited (links below)!!! So if you’re interested in diving in then be sure to snag this deal now! I really can’t wait to explore Elysium!

Descent will be released June 3, 2017 at BookCon

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Cover Reveal | True North

posted January 16, 2017

Let us know what you think of the cover for True North by L.E. Sterling which releases April 4, 2017!

If you haven’t read the first book in the series, True Born, be sure to check out my review!

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RoseBlood Book Blitz!

posted January 11, 2017

I am so excited that ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard releases today and that I get to help share the news!
If you haven’t heard about this epic book by A.G. Howard, be sure to check out all the details below. I’m a massive fan of The Phantom of the Opera musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber so of course when this book popped up on my radar I was beyond excited to read it (seriously, just say the word and I’ll sing the whole musical for you including the instrumentals). Howard gives this story plenty of unique twists that I think are going to be absolutely incredible.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and a mask courtesy of A.G. and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

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2016 Goodreads Choice Awards

posted December 26, 2016

It’s December and we have the final results of the Goodreads Choice Awards for the Best Books of 2016!


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*So sorry that this post came late this year! My schedule has been unusually busy but I was determined to get this up here for you all (:

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Review Requests & Holiday Wishes

posted December 18, 2016

Hello everyone!

This post is just to let everyone know that I will be “closed” to review requests until January 2nd. Please feel free to contact me with your requests these next few weeks but just know that I will not be able to fulfill your requests until the new year.

Merry Christmas

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NaNoWriMo 2016

posted November 15, 2016

National November Writing Month

Congrats everyone! We are halfway through November! I hope you’ve been joining in with the NaNoWriMo challenge this year and even if you haven’t it’s still not too late to join! Always remember that this is for fun, okay? NaNoWriMo challenges all of us writers to complete a project or try to reach 50,000 words by the end of November, but even if you don’t quite reach your goal it’s honestly the attempt that counts…


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YALLfest 2016

posted November 14, 2016

I am so excited that I got to travel down to Charleston this year to attend YALLfest!! YALLfest is a giant Young Adult book festival in the south east where there’s a big line-up of YA authors, panels, games, and giveaways! It was tons of fun and I wanted to share the experience with you all (:


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Cover Reveal | Rogue

posted September 23, 2016

ROGUE: A Valkyrie Tale by Tonya Coffey

New Adult Fantasy Romance


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Launch Party | The Star-Touched Queen

posted April 28, 2016

“Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction…”
-via Goodreads

Tonight was so much fun! I met up with some fellow book nerds, bloggers, and writers, and we just had a blast at the Star-Touched event!
Roshani is so sweet and funny and it was a joy to listen to her answer our questions. She talked a bit about…

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Cover Reveal | Crooked Kingdom

posted March 03, 2016

This is a belated post and I apologize but can we please shuffle past my bringing of totally late news and just talk about how utterly AWESOME this cover is???????

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Launch Party | Blackhearts

posted February 20, 2016

“Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything…” -via Goodreads

Nicole was such a lovely lady and so much fun to chat with!…We both talked a lot about how we love character development and how intriguing it is to read the journey of how a character becomes who they are…Who was Blackbeard before he was the fearsome pirate?…

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Blog Tour | Glass Sword

posted February 09, 2016

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)

by Victoria Aveyard

Release Day Celebration Blast February 09, 2016!!!


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Fierce Reads 2016 Book Tour

posted January 28, 2016

Get excited and start planning!!

Spring 2016 tour schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm: Third Place Books in Seattle, WA
  • Wednesday, May 4 at 6pmVroman’s Bookstore in Los Pasadena, CA
  • Thursday, May 5 at 7pm: Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, TX
  • Friday, May 6 at 6pm: Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL
  • Saturday, May 7 at 3pm: St. Louis Public Library — Schlafly Branch, hosted by Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO
  • Sunday, May 8 at 5pmLittle Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA
  • Monday, May 9 at 7pm: Bethesda Library, hosted by Politics & Prose in Bethesda, MD
  • Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm: Wellesley Books in Wellesley, MA

This spring the 2016 Fierce Reads authors going on tour together include:

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Blog Tour | Exclusive Interview

posted January 06, 2016

Interview with Lena Coakley!

An interview between pooled ink blogger Angela Jones-Cuéllar and author Lena Coakley on her new novel THE WORLDS OF INK AND SHADOW (released on January 5, 2016)

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Q1: Worlds of Ink and Shadow is a book written in beautiful prose that weaves together magic and fantasy with an almost biographical look into the Brontë siblings. How did this idea come to you to fuse these ideas into a historical fantasy?

A: Thank you! Because the novels of the adult Brontës are almost entirely realistic, I was very surprised to learn that there were so many…

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Blog Report | 2015 in review

posted December 31, 2015

Thank you to everyone who has visited, read, commented, followed, or shared my blog!…

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

[Click to view the complete report!]

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Amazon Associate!

posted on December 20, 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m pretty excited to announce that I’m officially an Associate! Hooray!

…okay but what does that mean?

Well I’ll tell ya. It means that whenever you purchase an item from using one of my special links I get a few pennies tossed my way. Using my links does NOT cost you anything at all! It simply notifies that you were referred to their site by me and as a thank you they give me a tiny percentage of any sales made by someone using my links.

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Glass Sword | Book Trailer Reveal

posted on December 10, 2015

December 10th at noon Victoria Aveyard has published the official book trailer for her Red Queen sequel:

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Be one of the first to check it out here:

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Passenger | Book Trailer Reveal

posted on December 5, 2015

Yesterday afternoon author Alexandra Bracken finally unveiled the official trailer for her new book Passenger

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2015 Goodreads Choice Awards

posted on December 1, 2015

It’s December 1st and we have the final results of the Goodreads Choice Awards for the Best Books of 2015!


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Title Reveal: Six of Crows sequel

posted November 6, 2015

Title Reveal Announcement!

At 3:00pm today (at least in my timezone) Leigh Bardugo announced the title of the sequel to her novel Six of Crows via a trailer made by Ocular Curiosity.

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posted November 1, 2015

(Everybody get excited…or terrified…or totally unmoved if ya really want to play it that way.)

It’s that time of year! November 1st marks the beginning of, well, not only November but of National Novel Writing Month!

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Fierce Reads Fall 2015 Book Tour

posted October 15, 2015

Stop #4: Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA

This Fierce Reads tour featured an amazing group of YA authors: Leigh Bardugo, Josephine Angelini, Leila Sales, and Emma Mills! (read more about them and their new books below! Plus I added a bonus Q&A!)

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