// August Wrap Up // September TBR #AugustWrapUp #TBR

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August was a bit of a challenging month for me. I only got to about four books and ARC that I have to wait until September to announce it. In retrospect, I had to find a new job. I did find one and it’s so much closer to where I live than my other one so I’m happy about that. I’m hoping that September will be much better – it has to be, it’s my birthday month. Anyway, on with the books I managed to get to during August. Continue reading “// August Wrap Up // September TBR #AugustWrapUp #TBR”

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// ARC Review // Jupiter and Her Moons by: BL Mute #BookReview #ARCReview

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Jupiter and Her Moons by: BL Mute
Publication Date August 16, 2019 by Amazon Digital Services
Fiction/Mental Health

The planet Jupiter has 79 known moons. 79 moons… that’s complete chaos within an atmosphere. But I have moons too. Moons that cause so much more than chaos.

My moons each have a different name. Sadness, anger, grief, addiction, and each one is in a constant orbit around me.

You see, my moons didn’t show up until I was 18. Before them, I was happy. I had great friends, a loving father and a boy with the most perfect green eyes who loved me.

I couldn’t have asked for anything more, but then tragedy struck and my life started to spiral.

I was thrown into a new world of drugs, sex, and alcohol, not caring about anyone who tried to save me. I took on a new persona, I abandoned everyone who loved me, I pushed until I couldn’t push anymore.

My name is Jupiter. Let me tell you about my moons.

Continue reading “// ARC Review // Jupiter and Her Moons by: BL Mute #BookReview #ARCReview”

// March Wrap Up & April TBR //

I know I’m kind of late with this post. I heavily debated on whether to skip this month or not, but decided to go ahead and do one. I got, surprisingly, a lot of reading done in March. I have a couple of book tour reviews this month so I’ve been focusing on those, and I have a few ARCs that still need reviewing. Can I just do this for a living? I’d love to if I could. Continue reading “// March Wrap Up & April TBR //”

// ARC Review // Stone Mothers by: Erin Kelly

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Stone Mothers by: Erin Kelly
Publish Date April 23, 2019 by Minotaur Books
Thriller/Mystery/Fiction

You can’t keep the secret.
You can’t tell the truth.
You can’t escape the past

Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home in Nusstead – leaving behind her family, her boyfriend, Jesse, and the body they buried. Now, thirty years later, forced to return to in order to help care for her sick mother, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving in the first place, is finally threatening to expose the truth.

Marianne will do anything to protect the life she’s built, the husband and daughter who must never know what happened all those years ago. Even if it means turning to her worst enemy for help… But Marianne may not know the whole story – and she isn’t the only one with secrets they’d kill to keep. Continue reading “// ARC Review // Stone Mothers by: Erin Kelly”

// ARC Review // Wandering in Wonderland by: Aislinn Honeycutt

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Wandering in Wonderland by: Aislinn Honeycutt
Publish date June 4, 2019 by The Parliament House
Young Adult/Fantasy

“Lewis Carroll didn’t get it right?”
“No, my dear. I don’t think anyone truly will.”

Far away and down a rabbit hole sits the magical world known as Wonderland. A safe haven for the souls who lived less than ideal lives in the waking world get to experience peace in their afterlife. Jessica is the newest member of this enchanted land, but after eating a cookie that took away her memories of who she was, she doubts herself at every turn.

Jessica participates in The Looking Glass Ceremony to find her new role in the afterlife, but fate has different plans. As the Queen of Hearts takes Jessica under her royal wing, plots of regicide bubble up from the depths of Wonderland. With the help of new and eccentric friends, Jessica might be able to stop the treasonous threats and bring true peace to Wonderland. But only if she heeds the cryptic words of the Caterpillar.

Familiar faces take on new roles in this fantasy retelling with a dark and romantic LGBT twist This isn’t the Wonderland you’ve experienced before, and you definitely don’t want to be late for it. Continue reading “// ARC Review // Wandering in Wonderland by: Aislinn Honeycutt”

// ARC Review // The Diary: Book One of Cursed by: S.L. Weiss

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The Diary: Book One of Cursed by: S.L. Weiss
Publish Date April 9, 2019 by Zimbell House Publishing
Fantasy/Young Adult

Ana was the curious sort. Always looking for her next book, one that will take her on an adventure that she’d never be able to go on in her real life.

There’s a new store in town, one that carries old relics. Ana finds a diary there and it kindles her desire to write. Little did she know what the diary had in store for her.

Sophie, her best friend, and her boy-toy Jeremy, soon learn what evil is, as the diary takes on a life of its own and things start to happen to the people Ana writes about.

While Ana gets sucked into the power of the diary, Sophie and Jeremy have to find a way to stop her new obsession before more people get hurt.

Will Ana see how treacherous the diary is and the evil with which she has succumbed? Continue reading “// ARC Review // The Diary: Book One of Cursed by: S.L. Weiss”

// ARC Review // Beautiful Bad by: Annie Ward

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Beautiful Bad by: Annie Ward
Publish Date March 5, 2019 by Park Row
Thriller/Mystery

Maddie and Ian’s romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America.

But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime. Continue reading “// ARC Review // Beautiful Bad by: Annie Ward”