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New Release + Trailer Reveal + Giveaway: Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Guys, I am crazy excited for the release of Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout! If you've been around here for any length of time you know that JLA is one of my very favorite authors and a new release from her is like gold. The Wicked trilogy has been so much fun - action, romance, betrayal, Fae, New Orleans, a hilarious Brownie named Tink who steals every scene - and I can't wait to read this finale! Check out this synopsis (and order your copy!), watch the trailer, and be sure to enter the giveaway!


Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens. 

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.

If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself. 

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen

The Wicked Saga, Book #3
Release Date: December 11, 2017
Available Formats: Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book



CREDIT: 
Talent: Justin Edwards (the cover model)


G I V E A W A Y!


ABOUT JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

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The Sunday Post #85


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's a chance to share news - a post to recap the past week on your blog, 
showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is
coming up on your blog in the week ahead. You can find the info here:

  • The past week has been insanely busy and I feel like I've been holding on by my fingertips and wanting off the wild ride. This is always a busy time of year at the office and add in the holidays... it can be a struggle to find the time to stop and enjoy the season. Does anyone feel the same way?

  • I barely got around to visiting any blogs and commenting all week (or even responding to comments here) but hopefully I can get caught up (at least a little) today.

  • My mom had quite a health scare this week which had the whole family worried. Thankfully she is going to be okay but it was a scary few days. I'm so glad she is retiring in a couple weeks. It's time.

  • We're having a blast of winter weather here and I am LOVING IT. Everyone else is bemoaning the cold and complaining. Meanwhile, I'm standing there with a big grin on my face like, "Isn't this the greatest?!" LOL


Tuesday, December 5
Top Ten Tuesday:
Bookish Settings I'd Love to Visit

Wednesday, December 6
Top 5 Wednesday:
Bookish Things That Make Me a Grinch

Thursday, December 7
Book Blitz + Giveaway:
Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.


Unfortunately the reading slump continues and I haven't cracked open a book in about 10 days now. I keep staring at my bookshelves and flipping through my Kindle but nothing grabs my interest. *Sigh* Be gone with you, reading slump!

WHAT I READ IN THE LAST WEEK:

Nothing... 😢  
  
WHAT I'M CURRENTLY READING

Nothing... 😢

    
KINDLE:
The Coppersmith Farmhouse - Devney Perry   




How was your week? Any new books? Any news to share? 
You know I want to hear about it! :)



Book Blitz + Giveaway: Over Us, Over You by Whitney G.



Over Us, Over You by Whitney Gracia Williams​ is LIVE!


Amazon: http://amzn.to/2B2GsCR
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Kobo: http://bit.ly/2BQ5VzS
Nook: http://bit.ly/2AAa6lh

Subject: Delete this message after you read it...

Dear Hayley,

I'm assuming you're still hungover, so I'll make this brief.

Last night, you slipped under my sheets (without my permission), and we almost had sex. I got the hell out of the bed once I realized it was you, and I took you home.

That's the story.

The end.

Period.

Just in case you've forgotten, you're my best friend's little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can't be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved--or "over" in your terms, so I'd prefer if we worked on becoming 'just friends' again since you're in town.

Nonetheless, I'm not a man who leaves questions unanswered--even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation:

1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me.
2) Yes, I do "prefer" rough sex, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't rough with you.
3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin...

This message never happened,
Corey



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About the Author
Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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Top 5 Wednesday: Bookish Things That Make Me a Grinch


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at GingerReadsLainey.
Click HERE for a complete list of participants and future topics.



This week's Top 5 Wednesday topic: 
Bookish Things You're a Grinch About
Since being a grinch is a funny thing, try not to make this about serious topics that make you angry (like lack of diversity or abusive relationships in fiction, etc) as this is supposed to be more of a petty bookish things you hate. This can be stuff about covers, dumb tropes, etc. Have fun with it.



COVER CHANGES MIDWAY THROUGH A SERIES
Or - even worse - with the last book. (I'm looking at you Lux series.) Why, why do this?! Maybe it's marketing to attract certain readers. Maybe it's a blatant money-grubbing ploy to force me to re-purchase all the books in the new covers. But whatever the reason, it definitely turns me into a grinch.



BOOKS WITH NO SUMMARY ON THE BACK COVER
Sure, sure, if it's a hardcover you can just turn to the inside flap and read away. But what about the paperbacks with no summary on the back? There are review blurbs. Reading one-liners from reviews is not enough to make me want to buy the book! I need a description, I need characters, I need a plot... gimme a hint here, people! 



MARGINS SO SMALL YOU'RE FORCED 
TO CRACK THE SPINE
What kind of sadistic publisher does this? Make margins so small that you have to crack the spine just to be able to read across the whole page? I have no explanation for this madness. Only that he much be a grinch himself, with a heart two sizes too small.



MATTE BOOK COVERS
So lately I'm seeing a lot more matte book covers, particularly on paperbacks. They're unique, they're different... but they also show every fingerprint and look like a mess after 30 seconds of handling them. Even brand new in the book store they're smudgy messes. Gah! Give me my pretty, glossy covers that don't show the smudges.



WHEN BOOKS IN A SERIES AREN'T NUMBERED
This just seems so obvious. Publishing a series, number the books. Boom. Done. I mean, why would you not?? But I've come across this countless times. I'm in a bookstore, I pick up a book that is part of a series... and there is absolutely no indication of where it falls in the series. I check inside for a list of other books... but are they listed in publication order? I end up digging out my phone, pulling up GoodReads, and checking the series order there. When all of that could have been avoided with a number on the cover. It seems so simple... 



What bookish thing turns you into a grinch?

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I'd Love to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme 

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: 
Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR
As I was compiling my list for this week's theme something occurred to me. While I've always been a very character-focused reader, I never realized quite how much characters take the focus above all else for me - even setting. Because even though there are some settings listed here that I truly do want to visit (I'm looking at you, Scotland), more often than not it's the characters that I want to spend time with. So here are my picks for bookish setting I want to visit - sometimes as big as a entire country, sometimes as specific as a store. And off we go...


Imperial Russia: The Crown's Game
I've long had a fascination with Russia - the history, the culture, the language. The Crown's Game did a phenomenal job of bringing Imperial Russia to life. 
Rosemary Beach, FL: The Rosemary Beach series
So here's the first case of it being more about the people I want to visit and the setting just happens to be Rosemary Beach. Because, despite being a native Floridian, I don't especially like the beach. But I'd make an exception to hang out with Rush, Blaire and all the rest.
Velaris: A Court of Mist and Fury
This pick combines the perfect blend of setting and characters. Because I would love to see the City of Starlight and stroll through its streets. At the same time I could hang out with Rhys and Feyre, Cassian and Azriel, Mor and Amren. Perfection.
Scotland: Outlander
It's been almost 20 years since I first read Outlander and it ignited an interest in Scotland that has continued all these years. If I visited it would be fun to see Castle Leoch and Lallybroch (assuming they really existed) and then finish off in modern-day Edingburgh.
The Palace in Illéa: The Selection series
Not a fan of the caste system that was in place, or the rebel attacks... but I'd be all for visiting the royal palace.  The women's room, the gardens, the overall opulence - and a tour by Maxon. 
New Orleans: The Wicked trilogy
Considering it's actually within driving distance, I'm surprised I've never visited New Orleans. It seems a lot more interesting if I could go and hang out with Ivy and Ren. And of course eat beignets with Tink.
Denver: The Marked Men series
Okay, no offense to anyone who lives in Denver but I can't say I've ever had a burning desire to visit. But I definitely would like to hang with the Marked gang and since they're in Denver... so be it. I want to visit the tattoo shop(s) and see Rule and Nash and Rowdy at work. I want to go to The Bar and see Rome and Asa. And I totally want to have a girls night out with Shaw, Saint, Cora, Ayden and Royal (Salem isn't invited to my girls night LOL).
Barbary Lane, San Francisco: Tales of the City series
I have so much love for this series and such nostalgia for the unforgettable characters. I want to visit 28 Barbary Lane and spend time with all the inhabitants there: Michael (Mouse) Tolliver, Mary Ann, Mrs. Madrigal, Mona, Brian and all the rest. 
Philadelphia: The Addicted series
Not gonna lie - this one is all about the characters. Philly is just the backdrop for my favorite contemporary series of all time. I'd go anywhere to spend time with these complicated, flawed, amazing people.
Howling Good Reads: The Others series
While I find the world Anne Bishop created in The Others series fascinating, it's also filled with danger so not really a place I'd want to visit. But I'd make an exception for the Lakeside Courtyard and Howling Good Reads. Running into Simon Wolfgard and Vladimir Sanguinati while browsing for a book? Hanging out with Meg at the liaison's office? Getting something to eat from Tess at A Little Bite? Yes, please!


What bookish setting tops your list?