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Highlights of the Month - March 2016

Hello Everyone, This is my very first 'Highlights of the Month' blog post. To everyone that has shared this awesome first month of book blogging with me, thank you very much, this blog wouldn't be here without you!  The first highlight that I want to mention, is the first ARC I got from Blackbird Digital Books, called: 'Homecoming' by Tanya Bullock, and guess what? It's being released TOMORROW, so be sure to grab your copy on  Amazon . Another personal achievement, was to pick up a paperback in between all the reviews that I've been doing, which I haven't been able to do in awhile. I'm hoping to pick up more paperbacks next month, which is why I crammed over the long weekend. I was able to get quite a few ebooks read this month, along with the paperback that I just mentioned. One thing I can say, is that my reviewing schedule has been crazy this month - though I'm glad for all the opportunities that I've been given. If I had to

My Week of Reading (21-26 March 2016)

Hello there, I've been able to cram quite a few books in due to this long weekend, so I've read four books this past week. Can you believe that I also got a paperback wedged in between all my review reads? Here is a list (along with the reviews) of the books I read this past week: Emily's Innocence by India Grey: Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Emily's Innocence Amazon:  Amazon Review - Emily's Innocence Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Emily's Innocence Tangle of Thornes by Lorel Clayton Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Tangle of Thornes Amazon:  Amazon Review - Tangle of Thornes Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Tangle of Thornes Even Solomon by VK Lynne Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Even Solomon The Fin by Matthew Danza Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Fin You will notice that I haven't put up Amazon reviews or a link to a blog post with 'Even Solomon' and 'The Fin'.

Review - Emily's Innocence by India Grey

My Copy of the Book Blurb: She ran away from her fairytale lifestyle when she’d discovered her father was a cheat and a liar. Now naïve Emily Balfour is struggling to make ends meet. Emily had dreamed of being a ballerina. She’s using those dreams in a very different way, teaching underprivileged kids to dance. When Prince Luis Cordoba sees Emily with her pupils, he instantly recognises a Balfour heiress. But Emily’s pride won’t make it easy for the prince to rescue her – especially when she’s uncomfortably attracted to him… About the Author: A self-confessed romance junkie, India Grey was just thirteen years old when she first sent off for the Mills and Boon Writers' Guidelines. She can still recall the thrill of getting the large brown envelop with its distinctive logo through the letterbox and subsequently whiled away many a dull school day staring out of the window and dreaming of the perfect hero. She kept those guidelines with her for the next ten years,

Review - Tangle of Thornes by Lorel Clayton

My Copy of the Book Blurb: When Eva's brother is murdered in a city of rude elves and matriarchal dwarves where humans have no rights, she is forced to investigate the crime herself. What she discovers brings her up against a powerful slave-trading cartel, dark gods, and—worst of all—her twin sister. Both her family and the elven authorities want her hushed. She has no money and no magic of her own with which to combat them, but she does have an illegally-freed slave, a senile nanny, and an ex-almost-boyfriend on her side. Even when she nearly loses her job and almost loses her head in a sword fight on the same night, she isn’t deterred. It’s when the nanny goes missing that she really starts to worry.  Femme fatale turns hard-boiled investigator in this first Eva Thorne novel. Set in a fantasy world where magic and machines can't stand against the God of Death, humans are on the run from the god's invasion. Highcrowne is the only refuge, but that means living in

My Week of Reading (14-19 March 2016)

Hello there, Here is my first post about my week of reading. I've read one book, and am busy with another. Both I got a copy of in exchange for a review.  Homecoming by Tanya Bullock: Goodreads:   Goodreads Review - Homecoming Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Homecoming Homecoming I got from Blackbird Digital Books, and it's my first ARC ebook.  The book that I'm currently reading, 'Tangle of Thornes' by Lorel Clayton, I'm also reviewing for a chick-lit book blogger, and I'm hoping to be done with this book by next week, so as soon as I've got the review up, I'll be posting about it on my blog so you can then go and read the review.  There's still two more books that I need to review, and I'm hoping that I'm going to get through both of them by the end of the month. I'm really wanting to read paperbacks again, so I'm hoping to get to that next month - in between all the reviews that I'l

The privilege of reading - My Story

*Please take note - this is going to be a bit of a long post, since I'm going to go through my reading life. I was just sitting and thinking - I am REALLY privileged to be reading the books I am. I started off as your normal reader (take note, I'm 27 years of age, so the books that I'm going to mention might not be what is read in today's book reading world), reading books for kids; things like Goosebumps (a favourite of mine); Animal Ark was another series I liked reading, also Farthing Wood by Colin Dann...and then near the end of primary school (standard 4,5 - grade 6,7) - my mom got me into the (adult) horror genre (yes, that young - shocker!), so I started reading the likes of Stephen King and Dean Koontz; this carried on throughout high school, with me reading other authors like Danielle Steel and Virginia Andrews. That was basically the bulk of my reading those years; with me making various trips to the local library every now and then. I remember I was

Review - Homecoming by Tanya Bullock

My Copy of the Book Blurb: Rosie and Tom belong together. For too long, war and its devastating aftermath have kept them apart. Now that Tom has finally returned home, Rosie hopes that they will be able to put the past behind them. But when a mysterious sequence of events unfolds, their love is put to the test once more. With a shocking secret hanging heavily over their relationship... With circumstances conspiring against them at every turn... Rosie and Tom find themselves caught up in the biggest battle of their lives. Will their demons ultimately consume them? Or will love conquer all in the end? About the Author: Tanya Bullock is a college lecturer, writer and award-winning filmmaker. She lives in the West Midlands with her husband and  two young children. She has a passion for foreign culture and languages (inherited from her French mother) and, in her youth, travelled extensively throughout Australia, America, Asia and Europe. As a filmmaker, she has gained local r