Monday, January 16, 2017

Release Day Blitz- Egomaniac by Vi Keekland

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The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office. I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills. He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.


Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant. Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.


Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated. Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent. I was swindled out of ten grand.


The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place. I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind. I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.


The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages. The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing. And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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 Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.   


Friday, January 13, 2017

Feature & Follow Friday #72


Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

This week's prompt is: ( I actually opted for last week's prompt)

What is your most anticipated book of 2017?



I am dying for this book! Be here already, please! 

Don't forget to link me to your post and I'll definitely follow you back! 



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review- These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscapes by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscapes on Goodreads

 BOOK SUMMARY:

A fanatical collector of beetles finds out too late where his passion has led him. A woman out on a shopping spree in a glitzy mall finds she can’t go home again. A servant girl experiences a cruel loss of innocence when she eats something that wasn’t meant for her. In the sweltering heat of Bombay, a schoolgirl finds the ground slipping beneath her feet except when she’s watching Star Trek. Four friends meet for drinks one evening, only to find that their friendship is not what it seems. And, in the extraordinary title story, a student who has worshipped his teacher for decades comes to a terrible realization about him. Meanwhile, his old mentor is planning a cunning legacy of his own.


Release date: December 10th 2016
Published by: Aleph Book Company
Page numbers: 168

REVIEW: 


If there's one thing that's absolutely flawless and meticulous about These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscapes, it's the writing. Author Tejaswini Apte-Rahm's writing is so crisp, precise and completely amazing, that it made the book unputdownable. The writing reminded me so much of Meghna Pant, who is one of my favourite Indian writers, so that's commendable.

These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscapes has a total of ten short stories, that are each different from the other and take up an interesting subject. So in one book itself, we go from Star Trek to the mall to Dean Martin to homosexuality to teacher-student and servent-master relationships and what not. As a collection, this was very interesting and versatile because there is something for every taste and there's to bound to be a story that will stay with the reader long after putting the book down.

Short stories can be tricky because they leave you wanting more and can end up being incomprehensible because not everything can be explained in a few pages. For me, this collection was an exact 50-50 split between stories I liked and those I didn't really get. Of the ten, five stories really stood out for me as they were relatable and very well made. They were: The Mall, The Girl Who Loved Dean Martin, The House on the Hill, Sandalwood and Mili; these were wonderful, but of them all, Sandalwood is the one that I liked the most.

Overall, These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscapes is definitely worth a try because of the- and I repeat myself for the 100th time here- beautiful writing and the very detailed and precise story-telling. I would definitely recommend this book because there's something for everyone. Give it a go over the weekend or something because you're bound to have a good time exploring this one.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Aleph Book Company in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #184

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Publication date- March 7th 2017


Goodreads Summary: 

In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through.

Exit West follows these characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.
 

I want to read this book like right now because, MOHSIN HAMID!!! 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Blitz- Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux


Gold Rush
by Jennifer Comeaux
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: January 9th 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

Liza Petrov’s entire life has been about skating and winning her sport’s top prize – Olympic gold. She’s stayed sheltered inside her bubble, not daring to stray from her destined path.

Until she meets Braden Patrick.

He makes her heart flutter with possibility, and for the first time she gets a taste of a normal teenage life. She longs to have both the boy and the gold, but stepping outside her bubble comes with a price. As Liza begins to question both her future and her past, can she stay focused on the present and realize her ultimate dream?



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Excerpt:

As Braden drove me home, I lost any feeling of comfort I’d gained, and my palms began to glisten with sweat. I felt more anxious than I had when we’d first started the evening. The “end of the date” moment was near, and all I could think about was a possible kiss and Courtney’s advice of melting into it. I had a terrible fear that I was going to do the exact opposite and be as stiff as a new pair of skates.

We pulled up in front of my house, and I rubbed my hands on my sweater. Braden shut off the engine, and I longed to know his next move. Was he going to say goodnight there or was he going to walk me to the door?

He stepped out of the Jeep, answering my question. I climbed out, and he took my hand as we walked up to the porch, lit only by the dim gaslight lamps on either side of the front door. My pulse was seriously racing. I hadn’t been that nervous since I’d skated at the Olympics three years ago.

Braden faced me, and I looked up into his soft brown eyes. I could barely catch my breath because my heart was beating so fast. I’m going to have a heart attack and die before I even have the chance to kiss a boy.

“I thought your dad might be out here with a breathalyzer,” he said. “My dad actually did that with one of my sisters’ boyfriends.”

“Oh, no.” I laughed, but I secretly hoped that Dad might pop through the front door and save me from this nerve-wracking moment.

“I’m really glad we got to hang out tonight,” Braden said.

“Me too. I had a great time.”

He squeezed my hand and shifted his weight, and I sensed he was anxious, too, but probably nowhere near my level of freak-out. My face and neck were growing hotter by the second, and I prayed Braden couldn’t see how red they were in the low light.

“I’d love to see you again,” he said, stepping closer.

I nodded. “Definitely.”

He smiled and inched further forward, and I felt myself tightening with nerves. It was the same sensation I got sometimes before a critical jump in my programs, and it often meant I ended up sprawled on the ice. What if Braden kissed me and I made it just as much of a disaster?

About the Author
Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a diehard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is travelling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing. Jennifer loves to hear from readers! Visit jennifercomeaux.blogspot.com for contact information and to learn more about her books.

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Teaser Tuesday #67


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B of A Daily Rythm. Anyone can play along!

It was eleven in the morning and Pooja was sitting quietly on her discoloured metal bed placed by the side of the window. Her eyes were moist as she looked straight at the road below her window. 

-Secrets, Sins & Struggles by Kamini Kusum 


Goodreads Summary:

A collection of five tales,Secrets,Sins & Struggles is about the lives and loves of five women, tracing their long, eventful journeys that are anything but linear. 

Meet Pooja, a teenager forced into the flesh trade but determined to escape and get justice. Shrawani who dreams of becoming a bureaucrat despite all the trials life throws her way. Avni who is torn between her childhood friend and her brand-new boyfriend. Harsha who is trapped in a loveless arranged marriage while still being haunted by thoughts of her forsaken lover. Geshna who falls head over heels for a high school sweetheart only to find her own life shrinking to accommodate his. 

These stories are about the odds stacked against women in their path to love and success.They are also about hope that the next turn will lead to the happiness and success they all long for.

What book are you currently reading? Don't forget to give me a quote from it in the comments! 



Monday, January 09, 2017

Review Tour- On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton



ON BROKEN WINGS
by Chanel Cleeton

January 3, 2017
Wild Aces #3
Adult Contemporary Romance
Penguin/Berkley

BOOK SUMMARY:

The author of Into the Blue and Fly with Me returns with the newest, hot and high-flying Wild Aces romance...

A year after losing her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces, Dani Peterson gets an offer from his best friend, Alex “Easy” Rogers, to help fix up her house. Dani accepts, and their friendship grows—along with an undeniable attraction.

Racked by guilt for loving his best friend’s widow, Easy’s caught between what he wants and can’t have. Until one night everything changes, and the woman who’s always held his heart ends up in his arms. Yet as Easy leaves for his next deployment, he and Dani are torn between their feelings and their loyalty to Joker’s memory. 

But when Dani discovers something that sends them both into a spin, the conflicted lovers must overcome the past to navigate a future together…

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Review-

I cannot even express how eagerly I've been waiting for On Broken Wings. I was practically stalking the author and goodreads to see if any early reviews have been up and if so, how I could get my hands on an arc. On Broken Wings is the third book in Chanel Cleeton's Wild Aces series. This book is the much awaited story of Easy and Dani. I have to admit, it definitely met my expectations with a few surprises as well. I loved it!

Let's start with Dani. Its been a year since Dani lost her husband Joker. She is drifting when it seems like everyone has moved on and try as she may she can't stop loving her husband. We'd met Dani before in the previous two Wild Aces books so we know she's the sweetest thing. It was hard to see Dani sad but she's tough. It was great seeing her heal with Easy's help and finally realising that he could be more than a friend to her.

Alex "Easy" Rogers has a reputation with women. But the truth of the matter is he's always been in love with Dani. Even though she was married to one of the men he respected the most. He's tried really hard to get over her but he can't and he feels extremely guilty for it. When Easy sees Dani in pain, trying to cope with her loss he can't help but be there for her. Easy was a great guy. There was so much more depth to him than one could imagine and his feelings for Dani was just swoon worthy.

On Broken Wings is the epitome of a slow burn romance. Dani and Easy start of as friends, something they always were even before the tragedy that happened. Poor Easy struggles to control his emotions but Dani makes it all too easy for him to fall and stay in love with her. I liked how Dani didn't want to hurt Easy and how she was unsure of loving someone the way she did Joker. The chemistry between them was there for everyone to see.

On Broken Wings deals with grief, loss, heartbreak and healing. It was beautiful to see Dani and Easy realise that they had it in them to stick through the tough times and be with each other. There is also a little surprise which hits them. I also really enjoyed seeing Jordan and Burn along with Thor and Becca. They are great couples. All in all I really enjoyed On Broken Wings and I would highly recommend this series by Chanel Cleeton.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


Check out Book 1 in the Wild Aces series, Fly with Me:



Check out Book 2 in the Wild Aces series, Into the Blue:


AUTHOR INFORMATION:


After years spent studying international politics in London and a stint in law school, Chanel Cleeton found her passion crafting smart and sexy contemporary romances and thrillers. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she's happiest curled up with a book, her three dogs lounging beside her. Chanel is a lover of big sunglasses, irresistible handbags, food covered in sprinkles, and pint-sized pups with larger-than-life personalities. 

She is published by Harlequin and Penguin and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series. 

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