Friday Face Off 9/25/20

I saw this on Lynn’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to do.  I may not do every week, but I’m going to try to do as many as I can.

The Friday Face Off meme was created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favorite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme, choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favorite.

This week’s topic is a very busy cover.

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Book Promo for Embolden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James (excerpt)


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I was contacted by Syrie recently to help promote a new book.  Today I will be sharing information about the book, the authors, and will have an excerpt.



by Syrie James and Ryan M. James



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Most Anticipated Releases for March 2018


March looks like it might be a slower book buying month for me, but there are still quite a few really good books coming out.  These are the ones I’m most looking forward to.





The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

The Case For Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro   (I need to start this series)

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi   (another series I need to start)


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Leaving for vacation today!




We are headed back to San Diego for our anniversary this year!  I will have posts scheduled to go up, but won’t be able to reply to any comments until we get back home next week.


I hope everyone has a nice Valentine’s Day and weekend coming up!  I will be enjoying the beautiful city and ocean!





January 2018 Wrap Up


I did ok with my reading for January.  I read 8 ARCs, 1 older book, and finished 1 audiobook.  I really enjoyed all of them with no negative reviews.




The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine    Physical ARC  4  1/2 stars

You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando   Digital ARC  4 stars

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First Lines Fridays 1/5/18




This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.



The Nazi officers are dressed in black.  They look at death with the indifference of a gravedigger.  In Auschwitz, human life has so little value that no one is shot anymore; a bullet is more valuable than a human being.  In Auschwitz, there are communal chambers where they administer Zyklon gas.  It’s cost effective, killing hundreds of people with just one tank.  Death has become an industry that is profitable only if it’s done wholesale.


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Blog Tour for Mad Magic by Nicole Conway (guest post and giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Mad Magic by Nicole Conway.  I will have an author guest post today.  Don’t miss the giveaway towards the bottom!



Author: Nicole Conway

Pub. Date: November 14, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Pages: 300

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD


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Review of The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli




The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli


In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.


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