Thursday, April 23, 2015


Hey ya'll,
So we have all read that one book that had that one male character that was just too hot to keep up with. Some of them were the boyfriend others were the best friend, but either way they captured all of our hearts and we clung to every word they had to say. Here is my list of the best #BookBoyfriends that should have been or never were.

#1. Jacob Black (Best Friend) - The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

As you can see I am all for #TeamJacob! 
I feel like Jacob Black was this cute boy next door that we all were rooting for, but in the end he struck out with his crush Bella Swan. Jacob I feel has everything a girl could ask for which is that he cared and wasn't afraid to show it. 
Every thing he did and every move he made was too benefit his girl, pack, and family. If this isn't a guy to take home to mom then I don't know who is. 
Jacob you rock and guys should take notes!

#2. Sam (Boyfriend?)- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

No need to get alarmed Dylan O'brien is sadly not starring in a movie based on Shiver, but he does make a good representation of the shifting wolf Sam Roth. 
Sam was my favorite character from Shiver! 
I loved how protective he was over Grace Brisbane and how he always went out of his way to make her happy. Now there was a love triangle brewing between Sam, Grace, and the only female of his pack Shelby and I enjoyed reading how he dissolved the tension by telling Shelby that he was just not that into her. 
Sam is the summer fling that just keeps coming back ;)

#3. Damon Salvatore (Boyfriend)- The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

We either hate to love them or we love to hate them, but Damon Salvatore has done so much that all he causes is frustration. Damon from the Vampire Diaries is known in the novels and television series of the same name for being someone who fights hard and falls in love harder.
Damon as we have seen time and time again goes the extra mile to impress the love of his life Elena Gilbert who he happened to win over!
However, who could resist him? 
He is the ultimate bad boy with that sweet side that most girls dream about.
 So take a look ladies, but don't get too close he likes to bite.

#4. Alex Fuentos (Boyfriend)- Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkes

Alex is that one guy who believes he is just too cool for school. He flirts, speaks his mind, and has that reputation for being dangerous. However, knowing that he might be one to ditch you on a date it didn't stop Brittany Ellis from becoming his "girl". 
Alex is one out of a handful of characters that does not have super powers and made me like what he was about.
So watch out girls or you may just get hooked too.

#5. Finnick Odair- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Finnick Odair is the one character we want more of, but we never get to see. His role in the novel was short, but we cherished the amount of charm and sass that arrived when he came into the picture. If there was one character that should receive a spin-off series, it would be him. 
Finnick captured our hearts by his sarcasm and will to do whatever it takes.
He is the one background character that never got credit for being so awesome!
Though he wasn't in love with Katniss Everdeen we could tell just how much he cared for his faraway love Annie when competing during the games.

There you have it! Here is my list of book boyfriend/ bestfriends that were too hot too handle. This is why I love them and thank the authors for creating them because they were so essential to the development of their respective stories.

Did you like my list? Tell me why! If not who do you think I need to put on it? I want to hear what you have to say <3 Until Next Time ;*

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

5 Book Covers That Made Me Fall In Love!!!!

Hey ya'll,
So we have all seen book covers that make us feel an array of emotions. Some book covers make us feel scared, excited and sometimes sad. So I have decided to compile a list of five book covers that made me go woah, boom, zowza! Check it out :)

#5. Snow like Ashes By Sara Raasch

I am in love with this book cover! I have never seen something as riveting as this cover is. This book cover literally makes me want to jump in and read the book without even knowing what the novel is about. The publishers I feel did a great job in capturing the attention of their target audience because I am convinced and I haven't even gotten my hands on this book yet.

#4.  Pariah By Casey L. Bond

What I really enjoy about this cover is the element of mystery it has. The way the girl looks out with such darkened eyes make me question the plot of this book. I love any cover that can make me wonder a thousand things at once before reading the novel. This is a quality I believe is hard for any author to acquire. So congrats to Bonds for being able to accomplish that!

#3. Ash on the Stairs By MR Jones

This cover really fascinates me because of how puzzling it seems to be. The stairs alone create this illusion that danger may be lurking around the corner somewhere. While the eye candy placed on the cover seems worried, but courageous. This book is very tempting!

#2. The Heartbeat Thief By A. J. Krafton

Okay, this cover reminds me of a themed American's Next Top Model photo shoot. I feel this cover is stunning and depicts the gothic style of glamour and being fancy! I am in awe of this cover. This is really amazing work.

#1. Laws of Passion By K.M.J.

This is the cover for my upcoming novel, Laws of Passion. I really love this cover because it captures my book perfectly without having too much going on. Also, when readers read my novel they will have a deeper understanding as to why I chose a rose to portray the cover of my book. 
I feel this cover has is sexy, classic, and enticing just by how the picture is placed and the way the font has been subjected across the page.
The perfect example of less being more!

Well, there you have it! Here are the 5 book covers that have made me cringe by just looking at them. If these covers don't aid in you reading their books then I don't know what will. 

So what are your favorite book covers? Do you think there's a book that can knock one of these novels off the list? Tell me! I want to hear what you have to say <3 Until Next Time ;)

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Review #6: Bad Apple by Wren Michaels

Hey ya'll,
So I just finished reading Bad Apple by the fabulous Wren Michaels and can I just say that Michaels work is amazing!

I enjoyed every minute of Bad Apple which picked up right where it left off in the first novella Unbearable. However, this time around the main focus was centered all on Prince Darien and the wholesome Snow White.

What I really enjoyed about this novella is how Michaels again took a classic iconic princess from the past and gave Snow White her own original voice. It was nice seeing how different each character was and how Michaels was able to push them, but maintain their individual personalities as well.

This novella like the first in my opinion should only be read by those 17 and older due to some sexual material written in the book.

Despite the sexual content the story-line was amazing overall. You get to see what happened between Rose Red and Marcus from the first installment of the series (Unbearable). All while seeing the love between Prince Darien and Snow White blossom into something more.

Another thing I really enjoyed about the character development was how Prince Darien was able to assuage Snow White's worries in whether he loved her or not. As a reader I liked that about this novel because you got more of a man caring about a woman's emotional state rather than someone who was self-centered and in it for themselves. This characteristic about Prince Darien made him even more lovable to fans of this series.

In my opinion Michaels has created another hit with this follow-up novella to her first novella in the series Unbearable. The characters are fantastic as always while the plot has so many twists and turns it will literally make your jaw drop. Bad Apple is sure to top the New York Times Best Seller List! If it hasn't then you people are missing out. This is a great, clear, and descriptive novella that continues to evolve and take things to new levels other books can only dream of reaching.

Have you read Bad Apple? What did you think? Or are you a fan of Wren Michaels? Let me know what you think of her other works! I want to hear what you have to say <3 Until Next Time ;*

Rating: *****

Link to purchase Bad Apple: Amazon Bad Apple

Monday, April 13, 2015

How to choose a book?

Hey ya'll,
So I don't know about you guy's, but I have always had a hard time with finding a good book to read. When I go to my school's library I find myself picking up multiple books with one roaming thought making me wonder 'should I even check this book out?'.

So in order to help you all find great books without facing disappointment when you go home I have three tips to assure you that you are going to embark on a great reading journey.

Tip #1: Never judge a book by it's cover!

- This is a saying that you have probably heard since everyone around you hit puberty. And though we readers do judge a book by it's cover the irony is that we really shouldn't. When it comes to finding the right book I believe that the cover of the book you have chosen to read has to be an added bonus to what you get when you purchase or check out a book.

I feel that the cover is like a guy or girl (depending on who you are) you can be attracted to that person physically, but mentally you can be so over that person due to their personality and the way they project themselves in public. A cover should only affirm your wonder about a book. It should not be the deal breaker in whether or not you read a book.

Tip #2: The back has all the answers

-Okay, whoever said this really needs to rework their puns! If you read the back of a book that should not be what determines whether or not you read the novel. The back cover sometimes can say the book is about one thing and reflect another thing to the reader. So it's best to again use the back cover as additional awareness of the literary work you decide to read.

Tip #3: Recommendations!

-Yes, some people can give bad recommendations, but I'd rather hear thoughts from a friend then get glorified ads flashed at me about how good a book is when sometimes it's not that good of a book. However, we have to remember that's how advertisements work.


-Take all the tips I gave you into account. Look at the cover, read the back of the book, and listen to recommendations from friends, but most importantly you should read the first page of the book you're interested in.

If you read the first page you will see that it gives you more than just a glimpse of the story, but it shows you how an author writes which can give you a lot of insight into how the rest of the book will most likely be.

Hey, did my tips work out for you? Tell me! I want to know all the details <3 Until Next Time ;*

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Book Review #5: Unbearable by Wren Michaels

Hey ya'll,
So I had the amazing opportunity of reviewing the sexy fairy-tale Unbearable by Author Wren Michaels. First off let me make it known that if you are not at least 17 years or older than you should not be reading this book due to some descriptive sexual content placed in this novella.

When I was told that this book was a novella (which is a shorter version of a novel) I thought it was going to lack detail and that the characters were going to be underdeveloped, but I was wrong.

Unbearable was very descriptive and used a broad range of terms that sucks a reader into reading this book from start to finish. I enjoyed how Michaels took a classic fairy-tale icon like Little Red Riding Hood and turned her into this loudmouth, bodacious, young woman that is appropriate and current to this generation of the 21st century.

What I also enjoyed even more is how consistent the characters were and how the characters were able to grow as well. Michaels I feel made sure to keep the individuality of the characters like Snow white and Prince Darien while showing other sides that they had emotionally instead of keeping them as flat characters (Characters that stay the same).

Michaels has created a brilliant piece of work for adults (17 & up) of this generation. I felt this book was great and hit the mark all the way around. I have yet to see a novella that lives up to this heightened reputation that Michaels has established.

Unbearable is worth the read and the money!
For information on where to purchase this novel just click on the link: Amazon Wren Michaels

Have you read Unbearable? Let me know what you thought! Did you agree or disagree with me? I want to know how you feel <3 Until Next Time ;*

Rating: *****

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Book Review #4: The Branches of Time by Luca Rossi

Hey ya'll,
So as you know by now I always like to be honest when I review a book so that I give you all the best content at all times. And as some of you may know I have been reading the Branches of Time by Luca Rossi.

Since beginning this novel I never knew why it was so hard for me to read this book. I thought maybe it was because I had too much going on in my life or that homework was getting in the way, but the sad truth is that I don't like this book at all.

I don't want to be mean, but I felt as if this book skipped the editing phase and was just shipped out for readers to read. I don't know if the author was just excited about releasing this novel, but I felt it could have been a lot better editing wise.

I felt that the format and structure of this novel was too distracting for me to really understand the plot line, which is another complaint that I have.

I was definitely able to see the respective personalities of all the characters, but I felt like it was lacking a bit of consistency and the editing issue only added to my confusion.

I believe that this book is not completely bad, but it could most definitely use a make-over!

My favorite characters by far were Lil and Miril. I wish that the author would have stayed on them which could have made this book a lot more suspenseful. I felt like their characters weren't developing as fast as they should have, but it did make me want to read on with hopes of seeing more of them which did not happen.

The other characters that stood out to me were Obolil and King Beanor! They were very head strong individuals and their bodacious personalities made me love them though they were the villains of this novel. I felt these characters were the driving force to push this book into being somewhat likable.

In my opinion Luca Rossi wrote what could have been an amazing story had he got the proper editing done, revised the format of his book, and either developed his characters faster or made his book longer.

Overall I give this book...
Rating : **

P.S. I thought by reading this book further it would get better, but I was wrong. If you want to see for yourself follow the link below! I guess I was wrong when I judged a book by it's cover.

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Have you read this book? Do you agree or disagree with me? Why? Tell me! I want to hear what you have to say <3 Until Next Time ;*

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Authors Need to Cut Out the Middle Man?!

Hey ya'll,
So through my further observation of the publishing world I have found out that there are select businesses out their charging authors ridiculous prices for promotional services that they could have gotten for free or for a much smaller price. 

I feel that this is completely wrong! Authors are spending unnecessary amounts of money for a service in which the ones providing the service are not actually doing anything. 

Most authors may say I don't know how to do HTML. However, nowadays you don't need to have HTML. As a blogger I would prefer just a word document containing the information that you want included in your special release. And I'm sure other bloggers would appreciate that as well, but it depends on who you're dealing with.

Or many authors might say they don't have the "connections". Don't worry, neither do the people you hired. A lot of the time some of the people running blitzes, cover reveals, or new releases are authors who searched for blogs when they did their publications and are just using what they found to make money off of new naive authors.

In my opinion authors would be better off building their own relationships with blogs because then you will have a connection established for your entire writing career versus paying someone for a connection they do not have to do something you could have gotten for free or at a very low price.

Having your own connections I feel is key to your success as an author because you have a set group of people you know that you can turn to and depend on to give you an affordable and successful promotion for your work.

Also, bloggers get affected by this as well because you may think you're helping out an author for free, but you're really doing the work of some middle man who got paid maybe more than $100 to do a release for the author you're trying to help.

It's not right because there are many blogs out there that provide author services for free or for less than $10 yet they are duped into "working" for someone else.

Here is a quote from amazing author Samantha Fury:

For myself, I don't use the middle man. I hardly ever pay for any kind of advertising. I stick with other authors when it comes to a promo. It's hard for a blog or a business to guarantee sales, and when you don't have a large advertising purse, you need to be as sure as you can that your money and time is not going to be wasted. For most marketing I stay with other authors that are in my genre and do a blog hop or cross promotion. I will say if I was going to run an ad, I would be willing to start with the lower priced options $5.00 to 10.00. Most places that have advertising options have pages and pages to wade through just to figure out what they want from you and what they're promising. I need simple options that are not time consuming and I need lower prices to pick from. Thanks for trying to help.

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So my advice to authors and bloggers is for you guys to just cut out this middle man. Or if you are doing freelance work to help an author make sure the person who contacted you to do the work is either from the author themselves or that the company also specializes in freelance work as well.

Also, authors don't immediately throw in the towel and feel that you can't organize a release on your own. I know that sometimes life may get in the way, but trust me it is better to wait than to rush into things. One of my many motto's include the saying "quality over quantity." Meaning you'd rather have a well executed release than something thrown together that could lose you points in this tough publishing world that we live in. Just keep in faith and know that you got this!

So tell me do you agree or disagree? Why? Or if you have anything you'd like to say feel free to leave a message in the comment section below! Until Next Time ;*

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Book Countdown?!

Hey ya'll,
So as we know time has a way of passing us by and I decided that even though it does we should at-least have something to remember from each month. So why can't that fond memory be a book? Here are my top eight books that you need to read! Get ahead of the curve by viewing a future book destined to top the New York Times Best-Seller List.

Month to Read: May
#8. Letting Go by J.M.Witt

What happens when the girl who's only read about BDSM meets a flawed Dom? 
Will their tortured souls find love amidst the pleasure and the pain? 
Or will misconceptions and unrealistic expectations destroy them before they've even begun? 

*This is the perfect book for May because it's warmer out and it's reminiscent of a really hot and steamy summer fling that begins around this time of year. I feel that this book is right for those who are into romance, suspense, and realistic fiction novels.

Month to Read: June
#7. Chasing Justice by Danielle Stewart

Piper Anderson has been given a fresh start in the picturesque town of Edenville, North Carolina. But her plans of settling into a normal life are derailed when she witnesses a prominent judge in her community committing a violent assault. Running from her own past and fueled by a passion to make the judge answer for his crimes, Piper is forced to decide if she’ll play by the rules or achieve justice in her own way.

* This novel is so amazing because for the month of June it gives you thrills and adventure that will ignite your Summer bug. Check this book out to power through those quiet days in June!

Month to Read: July 
#6.  Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke

Zoë Sorensson is perfectly normal, except she's been told she's destined for great things. Zoë's the one female dragon shapeshifter of her kind. But Zoë is at the bottom of the class when it comes to being Pyr and her powers are AWOL, so she's sent to a Pyr boot camp. 

*This novel is wonderful for the month of July because it has this sense of freedom about it and as you can tell the main character sort of gets a chance to assert her independence and voice when she goes to a Pyr boot camp.

Month to Read: August
#5. Touch of Amber by Jayne Rylon

As the planner for the Hot Rods’ quadruple wedding—one of which involves her sister, Nola—Amber Brown needs every ounce of her formidable attention to detail. Which is just fine with her.

She’s a teensy bit envious of the raw sexual power contained within Hot Rods’ polyamorous circle. But after watching her mother suffer the heartache of her father’s death, Amber won’t risk her heart, not even for the super-sexy lawyer on the guest list.

* I personally love this novel because it heats up the month of August and helps to keep the spirit of Summer alive for the readers. Also, the characters remind me of reality television in a good way and makes me want to be apart of the story.

Month to Read: September
#4: A Secret Life by Rachael Brownell

“I think you and I were meant to meet. I think all of this was supposed to happen. You are my destiny.” 

She never thought that her life would be this complicated. Or this dangerous. Running from her past, Kat and her mom end up in a small Colorado town when Kat run’s directly into her future. She changes everything about herself to try and blend into the background, to go unnoticed. She pushes everyone away and erects walls around herself and her heart. As hard as she tries, though, Kat can’t seem to escape the pull that Cam has on her. 

* I believe this book is great for those of us heading back to school or have children heading back to school because this novel has so much anticipation in it that drives you to read it even more. This book makes us all reflect on things we may be hiding.

Month to Read: October
#3. How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother's sage advice: "don't sleep around, don't burp in public, and don't tell anyone you see ghosts". But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma's sheltered life shatters. Blamed for Mike's death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn't the only one. 

* Not too long ago I did an Author Spotlight for Mrs. Noser and can I just say that she is so amazing. Her novel will give you that element of discomfort and fear that will satisfy any scary cravings you may be having during the month of October. And it will grab your attention, never letting you go!

Month to Read: November
#2. Laws of Passion by Ky'la Sims (K.M.J.)

This novel follows the life of a teenage girl named Audrey Kennedy as she mourns the death of her father and unknowingly becomes enticed by a supernatural creature with a vendetta against her family.

*This novel is perfect for those who are tired of the same old supernatural creatures seen in almost every YA book. Laws of Passion provides the reader with suspense, romance, and enticing characters that will leave you wanting more. Be careful or you just may get addicted!

Month to Read: December
#1. The Seraphina Series by Sheena Hutchinson

For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever. She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night.

*This book I feel can help excite what could be a dull and boring winter. Check this out if you want to be taken on the adventure of your life!

Well there you have it! These books are exactly what you need to finish off the year with. If you happen to pick up a copy don't be afraid to stop by and tell me your thoughts. Until Next Time ;*

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!!!

Hey ya'll,
Just wanted to wish ya'll a Happy #Easter! I hope you all are having a wonderful resurrection day with your family and friends. May you all continue to be blessed and proceed to follow your dreams no matter how impossible they may seem because they're not.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Authors Cause Themselves to Fail?!

Hey ya'll,
So as I continue to examine the author world I notice that a lot of your career depends on the friends you have and make. Now there are some people who like to work alone and that's fine, but typically those who have friends tend to succeed a lot more whether it's in sales or if it's just about being at an event that their connections allow them to be apart of.

I feel like having friends and supporting one another is the best way to move ahead in the publishing industry. However, instead of supporting the people around us we often at times find ourselves giving more money to mega book stars versus a person who is on the same level as we are who happens to be struggling. So I want to offer some clever and eye-opening advice to those of you who don't know what to do:

Author 1 (Lone Wolf)

-My advice to you, lone-wolf author/writer is for you to join a pack or start your own. Friends who are in the same field as you can provide motivation, support, and wisdom in things you may be unfamiliar with. I admit it's nice to know that you can do anything, but it is also nice to have others to share your joy with. Writing is mostly a singular activity. However, joy can be rippled by the thousands. Remember that the next time you feel like no one is worth your time or better yet remember that when you feel like you can do better. We all want to succeed in life! So why not do it together.


-You're the lone-wolf author who feels like no one understands them. Well, you're wrong! There are plenty of people out there who can be so helpful, but because you fail to give them a chance you end up selling yourself short. Be you and you'll find that to be more than enough whether it's when you write, talk, or even in the way you carry yourself because there will never be another person like you.

Author 2 (Mean Girl)

-You are the type of author who feels like everyone around you is a threat. Though I would call you crazy there is some slight truth to that. No matter what industry you get into you will find that the competition is always fierce, but what you fail to realize is what makes them fierce is the strong team behind them. It's time for you to get rid of this prideful persona you've embodied and admit to yourself that you need help just like the rest of us. So my challenge to you is to get out there and speak with your fellow writing community. I believe that if you give us a chance just as much as we are willing to give you a chance then you will find people who are more uplifting and appreciative of what you do.

The bottom line is that having friends is a key component to succeeding in the publishing universe. Over the past few years I have found some amazingly talented individuals in the writing industry who continue to blow me away with each story they write. And as I have gotten a chance to know them I find that they are quite enlightening on certain topics related to publishing that I had no clue about.

I believe that it is time we take a stand and connect as authors to show the world just how wonderful our work truly is! So next time be open minded and take a chance.

Which author are you? Do you agree with me? Tell me why! Do you disagree with me? Let me know in the comment section. I want to hear what you think? Until Next Time ;*

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