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Mormon Girl: Incognito by Kari Iroz (Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway)


I loved the first book in this series and was excited to jump back in for some laughs,
romance, and danger with Jack and Damon. Read my review and enter the giveaway below...

Mormon Girl: Incognito
by Kari Iroz
LDS Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
June 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications

Summary

Hilarious heroine Jacklyn Wyatt is back—this time in a dicey Vegas adventure!

Jacklyn “Jack” Wyatt is just your average Mormon girl—other than her brief stint with the FBI, her subsequent brush with death, and her dreamy boyfriend, Special Agent Damon Wade. But in the eight months since she helped save a kidnapping victim, Jack’s life has returned to its mostly stagnant state. She’s still trapped in a dead-end job, and even her relationship seems to be stuck in a rut. These days, adventures are few and far between.

So when Damon heads to Las Vegas on assignment, Jack sees the perfect opportunity to surprise her boyfriend and rekindle the spark in their relationship. But the surprise is on her: she has just landed herself in the middle of a high-stakes operation involving Russian criminals. Unwittingly drawn undercover once more, Jack is all too aware that the survival of Damon and his associates depends on the success of her charade. In the unfamiliar world of luxurious limos, exclusive nightclubs, and gambling, Jack must convince the high-rolling hustlers that she is a terrifying international arms dealer. If only she knew anything about poker. Or guns . . .

(Affiliate links included - I receive a small kickback if you make a purchase using my links.)

Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke (Blog Tour Interview & #Giveaway)


I'm welcoming Stacey Rourke to my blog today to answer some questions about her newest book...

Rise of the Sea Witch
by Stacey Rourke
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, ? Pages
June 19th 2017

Summary

Details of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of privilege.

Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people.

When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed, and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking point.

Only when the ink black waters from the ultimate betrayal rescind, will the truth be known of how the villainous sea witch rose with one name on her vengeful lips–Triton.

(Affiliate links included - I receive a small kickback if you make a purchase using my links.)

I can't wait for... Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday)


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

I love this author! Her writing is always fabulous, as are her characters and plots! I'm quite excited for the beginning of a new series from her. It's my pick this week...

The Ghost of You and Me by Kelly Oram (Book Blitz & #Giveaway)

The Ghost of You and Me
by Kelly Oram
YA Contemporary, Paranormal
ebook, 311 Pages
June 20th 2017

Summary

How do you tell someone who hates you and blames you for the death of his best friend that you miss him?

From the bestselling teen and young adult author of Cinder & Ella comes a new heart-wrenching romance sure to bring all the feels.

The tragic death of Spencer Schott unravels the lives of the two people he loved most—his girlfriend, Bailey, and his best friend, Wes. Secrets and guilt from that fateful night keep both Bailey and Wes from overcoming Spencer’s loss and moving on with their lives.

Now, nearly a year later, both Bailey and Wes are still so broken over what happened that Spencer can’t find peace in the afterlife. In order to put his soul to rest, he’s given one chance to come back and set things right…even if that means setting up his girlfriend with his best friend.

With the emotional resonance of Jellicoe Road and the magical realism of The Lovely Bones, The Ghost of You and Me is a story about overcoming grief, finding redemption for past mistakes, and the healing power of friendship and love. Fans of John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Nicholas Sparks are sure to love this haunting new tale from Kelly Oram.

This is a clean young adult romance stand alone novel that reads like contemporary drama romance and has just a touch of magical realism.

(Affiliate links included - I receive a small kickback if you make a purchase using my links.)


Yesterday's Promise by Michele Paige Holmes (Cover Reveal)


Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Yesterday's Promise by Michele Paige Holmes
Coming July 5th 2017...

Weekly Update #220, in which I'm still cleaning house...


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week!

I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book ReviewerTynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday showcasing the books I added to my shelves or Kindle this week, and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date.

Last week I talked about how much cleaning and reorganizing I've been doing around the house. I thought I'd be done, but things are taking much longer than I thought they would, so I'm still going...


We have family staying with us in two weeks and a garage to be turned into an automatic garage so everything has to be done. Thus, me being MIA here and online as a whole. I apologize to those of you who have left comments and haven't gotten responses. I promise to be back to responding in a couple of weeks and to check in when I can in the meantime.

The house is looking better and is just about done except for a few boxes to be gone through and some decorating I'd like to get to. The garage is going to be a pain because we're hitting 120 degrees (yes, you read that correctly!) for the high here on Tuesday and it's going to be rather hot out in the garage. We don't normally reach close to those kinds of temps until the middle of July, but it's coming early this year. Perfect timing for me (sarcasm included). Wish me luck! And maybe send some cooler weather prayers my way... ;)

But, back to reading... Here's what to expect on the blog:

New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for June 12th - 18th #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)

Internet Famous by Danika Stone (Blog Tour Interview & #Giveaway)


I'm welcoming Danika Stone to my blog again today for another interview (not sure how
that happened, but her interviews are fabulous, so enjoy hearing from her twice! Check
out the other interview here), so definitely check that out as well as the giveaway below...

Internet Famous
by Danika Stone
YA Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
June 6th 2017 by Swoon Reads

Summary

Can an online romance survive in real life?

Internet sensation Madison Nakama has it all! Her pop-culture rewatch site has a massive following, and fans across the world wait on her every post and tweet. Even Madi’s dismal romantic life seems ready to take off as Laurent, a fellow geek (and unfairly HOT French exchange student!) starts flirting with her in the comments section of her blog. But Laurent’s not the only one watching for Madi’s replies.

Internet fame has a price, and their online romance sparks the unwanted attention of a troll. When Madi’s “real life” hits a rough patch, she feels her whole world crumbling. With Laurent’s support, can Madi rally her friends across the globe to beat the troll, or will he succeed in driving her away from everything―and everyone―she loves?

(Affiliate links included - I receive a small kickback if you make a purchase using my links.)

15 Favorite Nonbook Items for Summertime (Prepping for Summer #4)


Summer officially hits the US on Tuesday, June 20th. Are you ready for summer reading? If you're not and you need some recommendations, I've put together a series of posts to help you out (I'm friendly like that).

Welcome to the final post in my Prepping for Summer Series! If you missed the first post where I shared about favorite reads, check that out here, find out what new releases are on my to-read list here, and see what book-based movies I love watching or will be watching this summer here.

I love using my Kindle, my book light, scented candles, listening to audiobooks, and soundtracks in summer. For today's post, I've put together some of my favorite nonbook items, but obviously book related. I hope some of these are your favorites as well.

Julia Defiant by Catherine Egan (Blog Tour Interview & #Giveaway)


I'm continuing this week full of interviews by welcoming Catherine Egan to my blog today.
She's sharing about her Witch's Child series. Read that and enter the giveaway below... 

Julia Defiant
(Witch's Child #2)
by Catherine Egan
YA Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 464 Pages
June 13th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Summary

Fans of The Rose SocietyGraceling, and Six of Crows will thrill to the masterful world-building and fiercely flawed heroine in this heart-pounding follow-up to Julia Vanishes, book two in the Witch's Child trilogy.

Adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time. Hypable.com

Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars, and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. But for all the miles traveled, they are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic will happily kill Theo to extract it and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir's assassins are hunting them.

Julia can deal with danger. The thing that truly scares her lies within. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it's like stepping into another world. It’s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her and count her as one of their own.

So . . . is Julia a girl with a monster lurking inside her? Or a monster wearing the disguise of a girl?

If she can use her monstrous power to save Theo, does it matter?

In this riveting second book in the Witch s Child trilogy, Catherine Egan goes deep within the heart of a fierce, defiant girl trying to discover not just who but what she truly is.

(Affiliate links included - I receive a small kickback if you make a purchase using my links.)

Praise for Julia Vanishes

Egan’s debut novel sparkles. A beautifully rendered world and exquisite sense of timing ensure a page-turning experience. Publishers Weekly, starred review

Readers will find themselves immediately immersed in the narrative and invested in the fate of Julia, who is both feisty and flawed. Booklist, starred review

Julia’s a wonderful, fully realized heroine. . . . For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu’s The Rose Society, a well-realized page-turner in the same vein. Kirkus
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