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The Power of an Email or Once Again Why Colleen Hoover is My Favorite Author

This is why Colleen is such an amazing person!

The Fat Girl Running

Remember how I talked about how I sent some of my books to a charity called The Bookworm Box (btw link is here if you hover and several other links in this post!)?  Well, every month, my absolute favorite author Colleen Hoover picks a charity or two to donate all the proceeds to…last month they raised over $11,000 that was donated.  The boxes go on sale at a certain time and date and sell out fast!!  Like within 10 minutes!  Each box contains books from indie or best-selling authors and swag and other fun stuff.  I lucked out and got myself one last month so I am excited to see it when it arrives this next week.  Last month, however, I took a shot and wrote Colleen an email about a project I am involved in at work that needed funds.  I am about to tell you about the power of…

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Filthy Rich by Dawn Ryder

Filthy Rich, by Dawn Ryder, is the first book I’ve had the opportunity of receiving an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) of.  Going in to this read I had no idea what to expect beyond the book blurb, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised!  

Filthy Rich had a bit of a slow start for me, I never pinned down exactly why, but after the first few chapters I was finally hooked.  One of the major draws of this book to me is the fact that both main characters have the desire to be in control of all aspects of their lives, there is no one sided to the dominance.  They are two personalities that cannot ignore the pull and spark between them, but neither wants to relent even a sliver of control to the other.  

Celeste has walled herself in from anyone outside a handful of people and is content to keep it this way.  Lupan has never had anyone challenge him, he’s always been an alpha male, and he’s got no desire to let a woman change that.  

I enjoyed Lupan’s point of view a bit more than Celeste’s.   In my opinion, he was the more passionate, raw, and relatable character of the two.

This is currently a standalone book without a cliffhanger.  

 “Lupan was everything she needed to stay away from.  Tall, dark, and handsome, with the kind of money a gold digger would be willing to undergo plastic surgery to get her hands on.”

“You make me rich, Celeste.  I am the poorest man without you.”

“She wouldn’t be answering a challenge that rose up from inside herself.  That was just nature’s way of leading her into trouble, and she had no intention of being controlled by her hormones’ reaction to a gorgeous hunk of ultra-alpha male – even if he was one of the most striking men she’d ever seen.”

Look forward to purchasing Filthy Rich in February 2015!  Links will be provided when available.

As always, enjoy your books junkies!

~Christine

Pierced by Sydney Landon Review

This little gem was found as a freebie on Kindle.  I’m leery of freebies sometimes because I’ve run into, in my opinion, some INCREDBILY awful ones.  However, Pierced was not that.  

Pierced, by Sydney Landon, began to shine like a diamond in the rough from chapter 1.  Lia, although broken from events of her past, has persevered and finds herself nearing college graduation.  Through a string of events she meets Lucian, whom at first seems to be the typical confident, arrogant, self-absorbed billionaire.  Lia soon discovers he is another fractured soul, reminding her of herself in a number of ways.

Sydney Landon leads the reader on a heart wrenching journey of two people working to find themselves while they help find each other.   Each must decide whether to lay it all out on the line, or if their secrets are worth keeping hidden.  The characters are fractured, damaged, and must find a way to pick up their pieces before they end up shattering each other beyond repair.  

“Oh, Lia, you never challenge a man like me.  I promise you; you’ll do everything I want you to do and beg for more.”

“Something foreign and unfamiliar drips down my face, and I’m shocked to realize it’s tears.”

“What’s wrong with believing in something, Luc?”  “I’ve done it before.  There was a time when I thought all I had to do was believe and things would work out.  In the end, that belief forever damaged everyone involved.  I just…don’t know if I can ever risk that again.  I barely survived the first time.”

This book is the first in a trilogy and ends in a dramatic cliff hanger.  Book two is also available, but book three is not as of yet.  

As always, enjoy your books junkies!

~Christine

January Releases…

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Here are a list of books I CAN NOT WAIT to read that release this month:

23383567Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning. He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget. Releases 1/11/15

Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, #2)If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn’t love you, first? Releases 1/27/15

Filthy Beautiful Forever (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #4)Full length ~ Can be read as a standalone ~ HEA ~ Steamy Romance One seemingly innocuous promise. The one girl he could never forget. Releases 1/12/15

Ruin Me (Nova, #5)A part-time student, CNA, and caretaker for her slightly deranged mother, Clara Mckiney doesn’t have time for a relationship. That’s why her friends with benefits arrangement with sexy and ridiculously charming Jax Hensley works perfectly. But Jax has other ideas. Releases 1/19/15

I Think He's The One (The One, #1)Who said roommates had to be friends?
When Gemma Bradley graduated from college, she jumped at…

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The Education of Sebastian Review

I was hesitant in reading this book.  It had been brought to my attention by some ladies on another blog, of which I generally enjoy their recommendations.   Cheating doesn’t typically bother me, but I had been warned, and a small fraction of the reactions I’d seen were not pleasant.  So, if cheating is a very sensitive topic for you, please move on to another one of my reviews that is more suited to your taste. 🙂

The Education of Sebastian, by Jane Harvey-Berrick is a book that I read in one sitting on a lazy Sunday.  It kept me intrigued, entertained, and wanting more from the characters as each page turned.  This book ended up being one that only took me approximately 5 hours to complete.  Jane does an immaculate job of making you love the main roles in this story, while equally bringing to surface your hatred for other side characters.  At no point in this tale did I feel sorry for the person being cheated on, and I was nervous going in that I would.  I’ve read books based on cheating before, and I admit I had a twinge of remorse for the character that was being wronged; however, with this work you never feel that.

The Education of Sebastian is definitely a work that has left me wanting to know more about the characters, and what happened in later years.  Sebastian’s character definitely tugged at my heart strings.  I won’t say that this is one of my all time favorite books I’ve read in the past couple of years, but it is absolutely worth the read.  If you are looking for something a bit unique and are in a bit of a “book funk”  I recommend it.

There is a sequel currently available that I plan to hopefully buy and read soon.  The links to each individual one are below, as well as a link to the Kindle bundle of both.

“I love you too.”  I whispered so softly I didn’t know if he’d heard me. “Ti amo tanto, Sebastian, sempre e per, sempre.”

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