Sunday Post (60): Summer is nearing its end!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~. It’s a chance to share News; a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

 

Last Week on the blog

Last week, a couple of my friends and I visited a Cat Cafe here in Tokyo and I was running in high adrenaline all the time I was there. There were just too cute and it eased a bit of the feeling of missing my own cat for just a while.

I also visited two big bookstores here, which offers books in English. I’m fine with reading my e-books, but sometimes you’ve got to have an actual book to page through too, you know. The selection is not what I hope it would be and I understand that. I might give in to the temptation of Book Depository or Amazon again. But that takes time to arrive as well. But thank god for e-books now!

If you have time, check out my other blog, Crack-tastic Confessions. Have a great week, you guys!

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Let’s Talk About… Authors who have branched out into different genres

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I read a lot of genres, mostly of the romance kind. I love me my romance. But there are a lot of different kinds of genres out there for as many as readers can appreciate them. I enjoy reading historical, contemporary, paranormal, young adult, new adult, women’s fiction kinds of stories. And for each genre, I would have my favorite authors. And there are times when an author you’ve been reading for one genre comes out with a new book in a completely new genre.

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Review: ANGELFALL by Susan Ee

angelfallTitle: Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1)
Author: Susan Ee
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Source: bought
Buy Links: Amazon 

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

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Cover Love (3): The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

 

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Cover Love is a new feature I’m starting here on the blog and it’s basically me gushing on a book cover I’m crazy about.

I’ll be sharing all the elements I love about the cover. I hope you guys enjoy it too!

 

 

I’m going to do a little Throwback Thursday for this week’s edition of Cover Love and giving all my squeals to the awesome cover of one of my favorite books of all time: Megan Whalen Turner’s The King of Attolia.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: TREASURED BY THURSDAY by Catherine Bybee

 

Treasured 400x600Title: Treasured by Thursday (The Weekday Brides #7)
Author: Catherine Bybee
Publishing Date: August 18, 2015 (Montlake Romance)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Buy Links: Amazon | BookDepo | BAM | B & N

The seventh and final tale in the dazzling, heartwarming, and pulse-racing Weekday Brides series.

Gabriella Masini: She’s a woman haunted by her past, with the scars to prove it. She believes that fairy tales are for other people. An elite matchmaker at Alliance, she’s great at crunching numbers, but something doesn’t add up with her latest prospective client: a billionaire bad boy with his own secrets. When Gabi refuses to be his temporary wife, Hunter forces her hand with an offer she can’t refuse. But marriage to a man like that could never last…or could it?

Hunter Blackwell: Only his bank account is bigger than his ruthless ability to obtain anything he wants. These days, he has a secret reason to settle down, at least for a while—and he thinks the sensual and sassy Gabi will fit the bill perfectly. But when their marriage of convenience becomes downright dangerous, Hunter must decide how far to take his vow to honor and protect Gabi forever.

 

Praise for Treasured by Thursday

“..an exquisitely written and complex story brimming with pride, passion, and pulse-pounding danger… Readers will gladly make time to savor this winning finale to a wonderful series.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Bybee concludes her popular Weekday Brides series in a gratifying way with a passionate, troubled couple who may find a happy future if they can just survive and then learn to trust each other. A compelling and entertaining mix of sexy, complicated romance and menacing suspense.” –Kirkus Reviews

The Weekday Brides never disappoint and this final installment is by far Bybee’s best work to date..” –RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick!

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e-ARC Review: ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE by Laura Drewry

ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE_CoverTitle: Accidentally in Love (Friends First #3)
Author: Laura Drewry
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Source: eARC from publisher
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N | eBooks.com | Google |
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Fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery will love Laura Drewry’s warm and humorous new Friends First romance, a sexy romp about a good cop and a bad girl playing hard to get.

Ellie Palmer and cops don’t mix, and getting pulled over by Officer Brett Hale—again—doesn’t help. Neither does being forced to take a safe-driving course with him. Brett’s by-the-book attitude leaves Ellie ice-cold, and his rock-hard body won’t change that. Still, the more time she spends with the guy, the more she finds herself warming up to his unexpected charms.

Even though Brett comes off like a boy scout, Ellie has sparked something he wants badly enough to get him to rethink his past mistakes. But when her ex shows up, Brett makes it his mission to keep Ellie safe in the here and now. His gut tells him the guy’s trouble, and Ellie must agree, because she doesn’t complain when Brett pulls her close. To keep her safe, though, he’ll have to choose between breaking her heart . . . and breaking the rules.

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“Waiting On” Wednesday (79): MARKED IN FLESH by Anne Bishop

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week’s spotlight is on:

marked in fleshMARKED IN FLESH (The Others #4)

by Anne Bishop

Release Date: March 8, 2016

Fourth in the “flawless” (The Reading Café) New York Times bestselling series from the author of Vision in Silver.

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

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Sunday Post (59)

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~. It’s a chance to share News; a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

 

Last Week on the blog

I’ve been pretty much been a bum this past week. Except for a couple of meetings outside, I stayed at home and read a lot of books. I particularly binged-read Susan Ee’s Penryn and the End of Days series. 🙂

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Let’s Talk About… Much-hyped books!

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Books that receive much hype excite me and yet intimidate me at the same time. Because, as with reading all other books, there’s that element of expectation and an element of possible disappointment. There’s always that chance that even though a lot of people love a book, it doesn’t automatically mean you’ll like it too.

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e-ARC Review: IT STARTED WITH A SCANDAL by Julie Anne Long

it started with a scandalTitle: It Started With A Scandal (PennyRoyal Green #10)
Author: Julie Anne Long
Genre: Historical, Romance
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N 

Lord Philippe Lavay once took to the high seas armed with charm as lethal as his sword and a stone-cold conviction: he’ll restore his family’s fortune and honor, no matter the cost. Victory is at last within reach–when a brutal attack snatches it from his grasp and lands him in Pennyroyal Green.

An afternoon of bliss brings a cascade of consequences for Elise Fountain. Shunned by her family and ousted from a job she loves, survival means a plummet down the social ladder to a position no woman has yet been able to keep: housekeeper to a frighteningly formidable prince.

The bold and gentle Elise sees past his battered body into Philippe’s barricaded heart…and her innate sensuality ignites his blood. Now a man who thought he could never love and a woman who thought she would never again trust must fight an incendiary passion that could be the ruin of them both.

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