Monday, 25 March 2019

Blog Tour Post & Giveaway: Immerse (Mer Chronicles #3) by Tobie Easton




Welcome today's stop on the Immerse (Mer Chronicles #3) by Tobie Easton Blog Tour presented by Month9Books and hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.

I loved books 1 and 2 of this series so I jumped at the chance to read and review the conclusion to this series. It was most definitely a good decision. Not only was it a great continuation and satisfying conclusion to a very enjoyable series but it was also a enjoyable and engaging story in its own right.

Book 3, Immerse, starts a day before Lia's parent's are due to be crowned King and Queen of Mer, Lia and Clay are seeing each other in secret and Caspian has been visiting Melusine in the not quite jail cell the community has placed her in.

I loved that this story is told from both Lia and Melusine's alternating points of view. It really added such depth to the story as the two characters have such different perspectives and I really like that we got to know more about Melusine in this book and got to explore both her feelings on her previous action in the pas two books as well as her perspective of the story unfolding in front of her. The storyline felt believable and I was glued till the end waiting to see how it all turned out. I liked the way the story built and the ending was everything I had hope for

I also felt that Lia grew a lot in this book both in her decision making and actions and I liked her even more in this book than I had previously.

Over all this book has all the elements of a great story; Characters that you could feel genuine connections to, a story line pulled you in and kept you there through all the twists and turns, and a nice balance of action, adventure and romance and leaves with a feeling of satisfaction in the ending.
I happily give this read 4 stars

SapphiredDragon xx


About Immerse(Mer Chronicles #3) 

Immerse (Mer Chronicles #3) by Tobie Easton
Publication Date:  March 19, 2019
Publisher:  Month9Books



Immerse is the spellbinding and breathless final installment of the Mer Chronicles series where descendants of the Little Mermaid must face deadly magic, shifting alliances, and the dangers of forbidden love.
Lia can’t wait for her parents’ coronation. Now living in the sparkling palace beneath the waves, she sneaks off to Malibu whenever possible to see Clay. Tucked away in an abandoned seaside mansion, Lia and Clay devise a plan to ensure they can stay together forever.
But when an old enemy resurfaces and Lia is restricted to the palace for the safety of all Merkind, she and Clay are ripped apart once more.
She fears not only for Clay, but for her best friend Caspian, who seems to be swimming down a dangerous path. He has invited the conniving Melusine to the coronation ball, convinced she’s capable of change. And no matter how hard Lia fights it, showing up on Caspian’s arm is just the start of Melusine’s insidious return to her life.
With threats Below growing more ominous by the day and a powerful ancient ritual looming, soon the two girls can’t escape each other. As their fates grow increasingly intertwined, Melusine might be the only one who can help Lia find the answers she desperately needs to save everyone she loves and to achieve her happily ever after. But can Lia trust her?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42275471-immerse





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About Emerge (Mer Chronicles #1) 

 




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Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl. 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27882492-emerge

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About Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) 

 Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton
  Publication Date:  September 12, 2017
  Publisher:  Month9Books



Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear.

The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she’s lost or to embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey.

hhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35219028-submerge





ABOUT Tobie Easton:




Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books on www.TobieEaston.com.

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Monday, 11 March 2019

Blog Tour Post & Giveaway - Review: Right Girl Wrong Timing (Offsides #3) by Natalie Decker




Welcome today's stop on the Right Girl Wrong Timing (Offsides #3) by Natalie Decker Blog Tour presented by Swoon Romance and hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.


I went into this book expecting to enjoy the read but actually ended up enjoying it even more than I expected.

Book 3 of the Offsides series focuses on Adaline Bea Frost and Austen Reed and we follow the story from Addie and Austen in alternating perspectives throughout the book. We had met Addie as Juliet's best friend and Austen as friend and team mate of Tyler and Jared in the previous books. As a result I had formed opinions of both Addie and Austen going into this book. Addie I liked. Austen not so much. So I wasn't sure how I felt about this pairing going in. My perspective was changed after the first chapter, in fact the first paragraph. As I got further into the story, the more I connected and warmed to the both of them, Austen in particular.

The story itself was engaging, fun and sweet and kept me completely in it from beginning to end. Taking place from shortly after book 2 until Spring break of the same year, we follow Addie dealing with her crush on Austen after she believes he has rejected her when he said no to taking her to the Valentines Day dance as well as pressure from her parents over her academics and her future and Austen, who is dealing with changes in his home life and dealing with the pressures of being in a single parent family that isn't quite making ends meet and trying to not only work out what he feels for Addies but trying get her to see it too.

The story itself felt authentic in its portrayal of the two main characters and their friends around them and I was definitely pulling for them to get together by the end.

If it is not my favourite of the series so far, its very close to, and that in itself is more than I expected going in. I am really enjoying this series a whole and am hoping there will be more to come

I happily give this read 4 stars


SapphiredDragon xx


About Right Girl Wrong Timing (Offsides #3)

Right Girl Wrong Timing by Natalie Decker
Publication Date: March 12, 2019 
Publisher: Swoon Romance




Adaline Frost’s life officially sucks. Now that her BFF has found her true love, Addy is constantly stuck being the third wheel. On top of that, she hasn’t started her junior project yet, so her advisor pairs her up with what could only be described as the “Reject Breakfast Club.” Instead of the weirdo and the troublemaker, Addy is forced to work with two stoners, a popular girl, and her crush, Austin Reed, the jock who broke her heart.

Austin Reed is sick of being labeled “dumb jock.” If he doesn’t get an A on this project, he can kiss his future goodbye. Austin thought he’d gotten lucky being partners with the very nerdy Adaline Frost, but boy was he wrong. Addy jumps down his throat about his being late and calls him names like “manwhore” on the daily. She has no idea Austin works before and after school in order to help his mom with the bills. Yeah, he’s made mistakes and has had lots of girlfriends, but he doesn’t need Adaline Frost to remind him of it every time he sees her.

Can Austin and Addy ever be a thing?





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About Right Text Wrong Number (Off Sides #1)


Cheerleader Layla and football player Tyler are complete opposites. She thinks he’s the biggest jerk in school and he thinks she's too high on her horse to even be worth a second glance. When the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They can hardly endure speaking, let alone dating. 

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code. 

As the fallout from Adam’s scandalous texts plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text each other using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. Maybe it's time to come clean about who they are and risk taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing, and maybe more. 

They say there's a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?





About Right Kiss Wrong Guy (Off Sides #2) 


You'd think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends. 

But Valentine's Day sucks when you're single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever. 

A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom's match-making business is doing great, and her school's new fundraiser is "Love-Grams."

Juliet's miserable, a little jealous, and lonely. 

Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he's all but invisible. She isn't impressed. 

Jared's never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and he's determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla's sister.

Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won't work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?

Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone's face. Juliet won't play his game.

Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.





ABOUT Natalie Decker:


Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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Friday, 8 March 2019

Cover Reveal – Legend (Dragonrider Legacy #3) by Nicole Conway with Giveaway







Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Legend (Dragonrider Legacy 3)
by Nicole Conway
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In a war of gods and tyrants, the will of the dragonrider must never falter.
Captured and tortured by the brutal tyrant, Argonox, Reigh’s worst fears have now been realized. Argonox has successfully twisted his mysterious dark power for a truly evil purpose—reanimating the long-deceased legendary dragonrider, Beckah Derrick, and her monstrous king drake. But Argonox’s cruelty won’t end there, and Reigh fears the worst is yet to come. Rescue is unlikely as the Tibrans prepare to make their final strike, poised to break Maldobar’s ranks of proud dragonriders once and for all.
With many of its cities already captured by the Tibran Empire, all hope now rests with Jaevid, Princess Jenna, Phillip, and their mismatched band of dragonrider allies to lead the last stand and save their kingdom. Even in such frightful times, Jaevid may find he still has a few old friends ready to take up their weapons and stand at his side again. But facing down Beckah is perhaps the one thing that might break Jaevid’s resolve. Can he really strike down the woman he used to love in order to save the kingdom?
One final battle will decide the fate of our heroes. Can the strength dragonrider prevail once again? Or will the Tibran Empire become Maldobar’s new legacy?
“Bravery is not an immunity to fear—it is rising up to meet it with the hope that nothing is impossible.” — Sile Derrick, FLEDGLING


Legend (Dragonrider Legacy 3)
by Nicole Conway
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Month9Books


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NICOLE CONWAY is an author from North Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012, and has previously worked as a graphic artist. She is happily married with one son.
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Monday, 25 February 2019

Blog Tour Post and Giveaway: Review: The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 by Linda Budzinski




Welcome today's stop on the The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 by Linda Budzinski Blog Tour presented by Swoon Romance and hosted by Chapter by Chapter.  Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.



This book was a fun, cute and enjoyable read.

Its starts when Alicea takes over her friend's Boyfriend Whisperer business. A computer programmer, Alicea has designed the perfect dating match program destined to help her high school colleagues find their dating match with 99% accuracy. However after being dumped by the boy of her dreams, Alicea has to trust her own dating program even when the match it spits out for her makes absolutely no sense.

At first I wasn't mad about Alicea. She seemed really young for her age, maturity level wise, which i thought might affect the story however as we got her know her better through the story, she grew on me and I liked that she grew in the story also. I liked Darius from the get go, much more than Ty Walker and I liked the Chemistry between Alicia and Darius and the way it grew with their interractions, through out the book.

There were so many cute moments in this book, I found my self drawn into the story really quickly and way too soon i was turning the last pages. I loved that the way the author fleshed out the characters so we got to see many different facets of the characters such as Alicea and her dancing , Darius with his sister. Their made the characters and the story so much more real and mincreased my connection to the story as a whole.

Overall this was a really enjoyable and cute read that left me with a smile on my face and a soft spot in my heart for Alicea and Darius

I give this book 4 stars.


SapphiredDragon xx


About The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0

The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
Publisher: Swoon Romance




Alicea Springer was Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises’ top success story. That is, until her dream date, Ty Walker, dumped her a week before prom. Now it’s senior year, and Alicea has taken over the business and given it an upgrade using an automated matchmaking program designed to help her classmates find their perfect match.

Alicea has no interest in using the program herself. She already knows who her perfect match is … Ty. She doesn’t need an app to tell her that (or worse, match her up with someone else). In a moment of weakness, Alicea allows her friends to convince her to give the program a try. To her horror, it matches her with the last boy on earth she'd ever want to date — Darius Groves, the class deadbeat.

When she and Darius are paired up for a class project, Alicea learns there's more to him than his bad reputation. But the more she spends time with Darius, the more she questions their match. They have so little in common. Why did her program match them?

Can Alicea defy the odds and make a match of her own heart’s desire? Or will the matchmaker remained unmatched?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43169917-the-boyfriend-whisperer-2-0?ac=1&from_search=true






About Linda Budzinski 




Linda Budzinski is the author of four young adult novels, all published by Swoon Romance YA: The Boyfriend Whisperer and The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0, Em & Em, and The Funeral Singer. When she’s not writing, she works in nonprofit communications and outreach. She lives in Northern Virginia with my husband, Joe, and is active with her church’s youth group. She’s a sucker for romance and reality TV and has been known to turn off her phone’s ringer when watching “The Bachelor.” Her favorite flower is the daisy, her favorite food is chocolate, and her favorite song is “Amazing Grace.”

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Cover Reveal: On Thin Ice by Julie Cross


Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
On Thin Ice (Juniper Falls 3)
by Julie Cross
presented by Entangled Teen!
Be on the lookout for this upcoming Entangled Teen title!

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Brooke Parker never expected to find herself in the tiny town of Juniper Falls, Minnesota. Of course, she also never expected to lose her dad. Or for her mom to lose herself. Brooke feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls hockey. Juniper Falls girls’ hockey, that is.

Jake Hammond, current prince of Juniper Falls, captain of the hockey team, and player with the best chance of scoring it big, is on top of the world. Until one hazing ritual gone wrong lands him injured, sitting on the sidelines, and—shocking even to him—finding himself enjoying his “punishment” as assistant coach for the girls’ team.

As Jake and Brooke grow closer, he finds the quiet new girl is hiding a persona full of life, ideas, and experiences bigger and broader than anything he’s ever known. But to Jake, hockey’s never just been a game. It’s his whole life. And leveraging the game for a shot at their future might be more than he can give.
On Thin Ice (Juniper Falls 3) by Julie Cross
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen


Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, Chasing Truth, Off the Ice and many more to come! Julie Cross was a longtime resident of central Illinois but has recently moved her entire family across the country to continue her academic studies at Stanford University.

Cover Reveal – Right Girl Wrong Timing by Natalie Decker with Giveaway







Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Right Girl Wrong Timing by Natalie Decker
presented by Swoon Romance!
Be on the lookout for this upcoming title, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
What do you think of the cover?
Adaline Frost’s life officially sucks. Now that her BFF has found her true love, Addy is constantly stuck being the third wheel. On top of that, she hasn’t started her junior project yet, so her advisor pairs her up with what could only be described as the “Reject Breakfast Club.” Instead of the weirdo and the troublemaker, Addy is forced to work with two stoners, a popular girl, and her crush, Austin Reed, the jock who broke her heart.
Austin Reed is sick of being labeled “dumb jock.” If he doesn’t get an A on this project, he can kiss his future goodbye. Austin thought he’d gotten lucky being partners with the very nerdy Adaline Frost, but boy was he wrong. Addy jumps down his throat about his being late and calls him names like “manwhore” on the daily. She has no idea Austin works before and after school in order to help his mom with the bills. Yeah, he’s made mistakes and has had lots of girlfriends, but he doesn’t need Adaline Frost to remind him of it every time he sees her.
Can Austin and Addy ever be a thing?
Right Girl Wrong Timing is book 3 in the Offsides series by Natalie Decker.

Right Girl Wrong Timing by Natalie Decker
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!