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#TackleTBR Day 13 Update (Read-a-thon)


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. You can
see all the info on joining, the schedule, and enter the giveaways here.

Just two more days... Check out how I'm doing and let me know how you're doing...

A creepingly engrossing read... Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Blog Tour Review)


This was a rather creepy, but well-written release from this debut author. It was a read that totally engrossed me in its pages. Definitely check out my full review below...

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)
Stalking Jack the Ripper
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)
by Kerri Maniscalco
YA Historical Thriller, Horror
Paperback & ebook, 336 Pages
September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson

Summary

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

  
  
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New Releases, FREE & Bargain Books for September 19th - 25th #freebook #booksale


Here are the New Releases / Free & Bargain Books, hosted by Sharon over at Beck Valley Books for this week! Check it all out below...

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

#TackleTBR Day 12 Update & Random Book Challenge (Read-a-thon Challenge & Giveaway)


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. You can
see all the info on joining, the schedule, and enter the giveaways here.

Are you guys ready for the last challenge I'm hosting? I hope you all have been having fun, regardless if you've done any of the challenges. This is really all about reading. :)

#WishfulWonder October #Bookstagram (Instagram Challenge)


I recently have become quite active on Instagram. Having a new phone that allows me to really interact on there helps quite a bit, but joining a challenge in September (#FalltheBooks) has also kept me active. Then when one of the bloggers I follow and just adore (Rissi @ Finding Wonderland) decided she wanted to throw her own challenge together, I volunteered to jump in with her. Thus, #WishfulWonder Bookstagram was born!

Our plan is to have a monthly challenge and we're well on our way with ideas through January. If you're not active on Instagram, feel free to participate on Twitter. We'd love to have you!

So, are you ready to see what our first challenge entails? It's for October, so we'll be starting in about a week. Here it is:

A New Adult historical... Anything You Ask of Me by Heather Curley (Book Blitz Excerpt & Giveaway)


Anything You Ask Of Me
Anything You Ask of Me
by Heather Curley
New Adult Historical
Hardcover & ebook, 330 Pages
August 4th 2015 by Knox Robinson Publishing

Summary

Although her home state of Maryland hasn’t sworn allegiance to either Union or Confederacy, twenty-two-year-old Elizabeth Archer’s life is shattered. Her father has fled North, abandoning the household. The man she loved—and who married her sister instead— is killed in battle. Elizabeth’s life of parties and societal obligations dwindles down to isolation and too many empty hours; hours to mourn the man who gave her up to chase an inheritance.

She meets Confederate general Jeb Stuart by chance and, in an instant, she’s the center of his attention.

As commander of the Army of Northern Virginia’s cavalry division, General Stuart doesn’t ask, he orders. The attraction seems mutual and, flattered by his affection, Elizabeth agrees to spy for the Confederacy. She’s Stuart’s La Belle Rebelle, the Beautiful Rebel; the siren of the south. She’s notorious in the Union and lauded in the Confederacy. And she’s falling in love with him.

Notoriety, however, is a spy’s worst enemy. Now pursued by a Federal officer tasked to stop her at any cost, Elizabeth faces the sentence of hanging if she’s convicted of treason against the Union. Devoted to a cause she doesn’t believe in and with Federal blood on her hands, Elizabeth must save herself—or die a traitor.

Time is running out. And no one, not even La Belle Rebelle, can outrun the war.

   
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A YA Dystopian... The Gender Game by Bella Forrest (Book Blitz)


Check out this new release and book trailer...

The Gender GameThe Gender Game
by Bella Forrest
YA SciFi, Dystopian
Paperback & ebook, 418 Pages
September 24th 2016

Summary

*For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.* 

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender.

Women rule the East. Men rule the West.
Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus…

Ever since the death of her mother, Violet’s life has been shadowed by bad luck. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now after two unfortunate incidents resulting in womanslaughter, she has been sentenced to death.

But one decision could save her life. 

One decision to enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.
Everything about the patriarchy defies Violet’s identity, but she must sacrifice many things if she wishes to survive the forbidden kingdom… including forbidden love.

Ebook & Paperback (pre-order now to lock in the lower launch price)

Praise for the Book

“Bella takes this genre to a new level. Imagine the intrigue of Divergentthe suspense of The Maze Runner and the heart-pounding excitement of The Hunger Games. That is the magic Bella is working with her new novel The Gender Game.”
“The chemistry between the characters is INTENSE. Forbidden romance at its best!”
“You can never predict where Bella Forrest will take a story!”
Intriguedanger and mystery at every corner.”
“Once I started reading, I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop. My heart raced along with Violet’s […] The twists and turns so far in this book have left my mouth hanging agape.”
“Intrigue, espionage, and a strong, smart female at the center of it all. Had me sucked in from the get go.”

A Halloween read... The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day #FridayReveals #Month9Squad #Month9Books (Reveal & Giveaway)


Welcome to the Cover and Chapter Reveal for
The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day
Coming October 18th 2016...

Note from the Author

As the townsfolk sleep, something creeps into the neighborhood. Hidden in shadows, its presence is as old as time itself, its intent not born of goodness. Nick, a teenager who fancies himself a detective, wakes to find his carved masterpiece missing. Now a mystery is afoot, and Nick has his first assignment, to find out who or what is snatching up the town’s pumpkins and why. Unfortunately, as with all great detectives, obstacles stand in Nick’s way—the neighborhood bully and his cronies, and the strange old lady and her dog who share the run-down house at the end of Nick’s block. As Nick investigates, an urban legend unravels . . . . The Legend of The Pumpkin Thief. Nick fears the legend as he embarks on the most dangerous adventure of his young life. Collecting clues, getting ever closer to the true nature of evil, he learns that curiosity comes with a high price.

When I fist saw the cover, I was blown away at just how cool and creepy it was. I mean, it's almost identical to the vision I had of the evil legendary character who shows up and a new town every year for Halloween. As an artist myself, I really dig all the colors and inks. Kudos and congrats to the artist. You rock, buddy.

— Charles

#TackleTBR Day 11 Update (Read-a-thon)


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. You can
see all the info on joining, the schedule, and enter the giveaways here.

We're on day twelve and nearing the end. Here's the usual update...

#TackleTBR Day 10 Update & Fall Challenge (Read-a-thon Challenge & Giveaway)


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. You can
see all the info on joining, the schedule, and enter the giveaways here.

Are you guys ready for another challenge and sharing how you're doing? We also have a new challenge and giveaway being hosted by Paij over at My Love for Reading Keeps Growing, so definitely check that out! Here goes...

I'm waiting on... My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill (Waiting on Wednesday)


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

I like my contemporary YA either emotionally moving or very sweet. This one has been rumored to be of the sweet variety and I'm really looking forward to it! It's my WOW pick this week:

#TackleTBR Day 9 Update (Read-a-thon)


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. You can
see all the info on joining, the schedule, and enter the giveaways here.

I've been enjoying seeing how everyone is doing. I hope you've been enjoying the challenges and getting lots of reading in. You know the drill...
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