Weekly TBR for week beginning June 2

I would like to read at least 1000 words this week if I can and the books/parts of books that I intend to read to achieve this word count are:

Goodreads New Adult Book club read! Review it Books:   Heirs of War by Mara Valderman (try to finish it – currently at location 621 0f 5820)

The Darkness of Gold by K.R Slifer ( try to finish – 183 pages to read)

Nearly Broken by Devon Ashley (try to finish – currently at location 167 of 3907)

Direct from Author Books :                                                        Starlette Universe Book 2 Eva from E-ville by Kathy Johnson (Paper back – try to get at                                                                                                                    least half way through it, Pg.56)

And the Sun Always Sets by Danny Odato (Paperback – try to get half way through it, pg                                                                                                                  98)

The Octavian Lattice Work by Jack Belmonte (finish it – location 5368 of 7805)

Talented – 1 Talented by Sophie Davies (get a quarter of the way through it (location 1573))

Books from Places like Netgalley etc:                                    The Woman Who Stopped Traffic by Daniel Pembray (get a 1/4 of the through location                                                                                                                    929.75 of 3719

Fairylicious by Tiffany Nicole Smith (currently at location 530 of 2275 – get 1/4 of the way                                                                                                              through location 436.25)

Rock It! by Jennifer Chance (currently on location 179 of 3211 – get a 1/4 of the way                                                                                                                          through, location 758

Moonfall by Vanessa Morton ((reviewing as part of a virtual book tour blog hop) currently                                                                                                              ovn Location 33 of 2854 – get a 1/4 of the way through, location 705.25)

Red 1-2-3 by  (get half way through (location 1049) currently on location 519 of 4727)

Books Won in Giveaways:                                                         The Name On your Wrist by  (paperback – try to get halfway through,pg 135)

Between Rage and Grace by   (Paperback – try to get half way through, pg 115)

Problem by Nom Pratt (Paper back – try to get half way through (pg 190), currently on page                                                                                                            19)

Other Books:                                                                                  Heartland: On the Side Of Angels – 1 The Liberty and Property Legends (Kindle: try to get                                                                                                                about  a quarter of the way through (2088.75 – Currently on location 295 0f 8155)

Shadow Hunt – 1 Arash (Kindle: try to get a quarter of the way through (location 1241.5) –                                                                                                               currently on location 59 of 4966)

Consequences – 1 Consequences (Kindle: try to get half way through (295) – currently on                                                                                                                 page 23 of 571)

 

Netgalley Books I Have

The Second Time I Saw You Downloaded
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Destruction Downloaded
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Reasons Not to Fall in Love Downloaded
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Stone the Heir Downloaded
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The Baklava Club Downloaded Not set
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The Studio Kill Downloaded
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The Hour of Parade Downloaded
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The Last Human Downloaded
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Tasagalt – Cross of the South (Arash Vol. 3) Downloaded
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Meatspace Downloaded Not set
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Cracks in the Armor Downloaded
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The Miniaturist Downloaded Not set
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A Deadly Business Downloaded Not set
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Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Code Red Volume 1 Downloaded 3 days from now
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Netwars – The Code Downloaded Not set
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Press Play Downloaded
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Reach for Infinity Downloaded Not set
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A Moment of Time Downloaded
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Nihal of the Land of the Wind Downloaded
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Compelled Downloaded Not set
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Weekly TBR’s

I have decided that from now on I am going to publish a post every monday stating the minimum number of pages I intend to read for the week along with the books I intend to read to complete the number of pages for that week. As i read each book on the TBR list I will post a review on here as well as on other places: amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, GoodReads.com, barnesandnobel.com, and librarything.com.

TBR Week (Commencing May 20) Round up

I read 425 pages this week and that will include:

Touching fire (2 Touch Saga by AirickaPhoenix  (100 pages) Kindle

New Adult Bookclub Read it! Review it! Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles review deadline May 26   total of 322 pages Kindle

New Adult Book club Read it! Review it! 201   A Million Miles Away by Elizabeth Corr total of 314 pgs Kindle 13 pages

13 pages

100 pages

322 pages

 

Boutofbooks 10.0 readathon (11 – 18 May 2014) catchup monday and tuesday

The Reefs of Mindoro Island (book 2 Spartan and the Green Egg) by Nabila Khashoggi  Read Monday

Touching Fire (2 Touch Saga) by Airicka Phoenix

read from location 730 – 811 0f 9709 (81 pages) Monday

read from location 811-  of 9709 (  pages) Tuesday

The Octavian Latticework by Jack Belmonte

read from 60% – location 5232/69%  Monday

read from location 5232/69% – location 5368/70%  (  pages) Tuesday

The Darkness of Gold 1 by 

read from Pp 3 -15  Tuesday

Book Review: Touching Eternity (1.5, Touch Saga by Airicka Phoenix

I purchased this book soon after I read and reviewed the first book in this Saga, Touching Smoke, because I had enjoyed that book so much.. However I didn’t get around to reading it until I received the digital copy of the next book in the Saga Touching Fire directly from the Author.

It was at this time that I read this book because I felt I should read it before I read the next book so I could get some insight in to some of the Characters from the first book: Garrison, Isaiah and Amalie (only talked about in the first book as she’s already dead), so I could read the next book with more understanding of the characters as it was hard to understand why they were like they were sometimes in the first book.

As with the previous book Airicka’s writing kept me intrigued and wanting to read more due to the character, scene and  event descriptions provided as they made you feel that you were seeing as an onlooker rather than a reader. All the way through the book I had sympathy for Amalie due to the brutal evil treatment that she received at the hands of her father in the name so called “treatment” because he believed that she was mentally unstable like her mother; who killed her self in front of Amalie when she was a child. I could also see that the Love that she had for Isaiah and that she knew he had for her

It was interesting to find out that Isaiah had been found on the streets by Garrison as he lived rough on the street after the murder of his mother by her Pimp which he witnessed. Most of the way through the book you believed that Garrison had taken him home with him when he found him to give him a better life but ultimately you learned that he’d actually done to use him as part of Amaile’s Treatment. Because of this you feel sorry for him but also because Garrison wont allow Isaiah to be with Amalie even though they desperately want to be together but them being together wouldn’t reflect well on his research so he does everything he can to to keep them apart. This even goes as far as in the end when their trying to escape shooting her.

I will recommend this book other people and can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Michelle Turner – Promised

Author Biography

Goodreads Author

url                        https://www.goodreads.com/MichelleTurner

born                              in Chillicothe, The United States   July 15
gender                           female
website                          http://michelleturnerauthor.blogspot.com/
twitter username      ShellJTurner
genre                             ParanormalRomanceYoung Adult
member since            March 2012
About this author: Michelle is a 28 year old native Ohioan. Go Buckeyes! She lives with her husband and son. When she isn’t spending time with her family or working you can find her with her nose stuck in a good book. On October 3, 2012 she released her first book as an independent author, Reviving Bloom.

 

Book Information

Promised (Promised Series, #1)  Kindle Book
  File Size: 353 KB

  •   Print Length: 225 pages
   ASIN: B00CW35AJO
  Goodreads: Read 4 Review book – Never Too Old For Y.A. & N.A.
  Books

Review

synopsis: Linc knows Wyn is the girl for him.

Wyn knows Linc is the boy for her.

But she’s promised to another.

Lincoln “Linc” Tatman had been at his new school for months and he thought he’d met all the girls it had to offer. Until one day, he spied Wyn sitting against a tree and realized this new place had been hiding the girl of his dreams. He goes out of his way to get to know her, even though he’s warned that it’s a hopeless case. But he’s determined to win her, even if she can only be his for a short time.

Arwyn “Wyn” Scott is the black sheep of her big gypsy family. When most of the girls her age are dropping out to start their own families, she begs her parents to stay. She doesn’t fit in with the gypsy teens and the regular teens are too afraid of her five older brothers to get close. Then Linc comes into her life, showing her a new life she never thought she could have. She can’t stop herself from falling head first for the boy.

Can Wyn leave behind her family and their traditions to follow her heart, or will she become a young gypsy wife

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I couldn’t put this book down from the moment I started reading it to the moment I finished it which is why it only took me just over 24 hours to read it and I loved it so much because it was fascinating getting an insight in to the beliefs and traditions of the “gypsy” community as well as due to the love story between Wyn and Lincoln.  It was because of this that I gave the book ‘5 stars out of 5’ and that I would and will recommend the book to others both personally and via this blog.

Wyn was a grate heroine because she was able to fight against her community’s beliefs that girls shouldn’t finish their education in favour of getting married, an arranged marriage and having children. She not only did this but also ultimately walked away from her family on her wedding day when overheard her eldest brother talking to her fiance at the church about how he had told him (the fiance) to request her hand from their father.

Lincoln is a strong character from the start and this is shown by the fact that he is so supportive with Wyn from the day they start thier relationship.

The way the book ends with Lincoln and Wyn in the Hospital having their first baby and this was the perfect way to finish the book.

 

Naked Edge – Charli Webb

Book Information

Naked Edge   Mobi Format

  File Size 515 KB/Print Length: 281 pages

  Page Number Source ISBN:  1494327597

  ASIN: B00H15X6MG

  Goodreads.com read 4 Review book – Never Too Old For Y.A. & N.A. Books Group

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Book Review

Synopsis: Skylar’s family was forced into the witness protection program when she was only seventeen. After her mother died years later, Sky moved back in with the only family she had left. She knew she’d run into her high school sweetheart but she didn’t expect the changes she found in Rowdy. He wasn’t the sweet boy she left so many years ago. He’d turned into a womanizing jerk but that didn’t stop her heart from wanting him.

Review:  I gave this book 5 stars out of 5 because I fell in Love the two main characters, Skylar & Rowdy immediately both                  them as  individuals and them as a couple, because of this I would and will recommend the book to others both                    personally and on my blog.  I also found the Stories of two of the other characters Anna and Boon really                                interesting. It was also an grate book because it was based around Rock climbing.

               I really felt for Skylar and Rowdy when it came to Skylar just disappearing when her family had to go into witness                protection and then when her Aunt and Uncle died, and she wasn’t able to go.

The way Charli’s writing draws you in and keeps you wanting more through the descriptions of characters, scenes                and places is amazing.

To begin with Anna you felt sorry for her because it was obvious that she was screwed up about what her Dad had               done with regard being in Jail for killing Rowdy’s, her step brother, Mum and the fact that she was in love with                     Rowdy.  However as soon she attacked Skylar in an attempt to kill her you lost all sympathy for her.

I loved it when Skylar texted Anna from Rowdy’s phone asking her to meet in Rowdy’s room to try to get                               a confession out of her about what she’d done to her and the fact that she was blackmailing Rowdy.

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Author Biography

Charli Webb  Goodreads Author

  url                       https://www.goodreads.com/CharliWebb

  gender                female

  member since     October 2013

 

T. Taylor – Risk of Falling

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Goodreads Author

member since     July 2013

BOOK INFORMATION

Risk of Falling
  Mobi Format
  File Size 389KB/Print Length: 308 pages
  Publish Date: 16th September 2013
  Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492128112
  ASIN: B00FPB7A4S
  goodreads.com Read 4 Review book for the
  New Adult Book Club group
Review

Synopsis:  Sloan Matthews has spent the last four years since she was forced to separate from her semblance of a family attempting to build a quiet life for herself. She hides her past and swears off love to protect her heart from the pain inflicted as a child. Trying to find her way, she moves to a tiny ski village called Mount Tremblant where she works and spends every day embracing her passion of snowboarding. Life is good and drama free with her best friends by her side. When she falls into Jake Brooks life, she finds herself fighting an undeniable attraction.

Jake Brooks is the sexy tattoo clad newest member of the Foley snowboarding team. He lives life fast and hard just like he snowboards. Jake has a reputation for bouncing from woman to woman and has no intentions of slowing down. He is a good person at heart, protective and honorable, but he won’t let anyone know that. That is until Sloan literally trips into his life.

When a traumatic event nearly shatters Sloan to pieces, Jake is there to rescue her and pick up the pieces. Together they try to push out of their comfort zones and are forced to discover if the risks are worth falling in love.

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I gave this book  ‘5 stars out of 5 ‘  because of the combination of the story being based in a winter Sports Resort, around snow boarding and the developing love story between Sloan and Jake. I loved this book so much that with out doubt I would recommend this book to other people both personally and via my blog.

Sloan’s character development throughout the book is grate because she goes from being a sacred, vulnerable & insecure girl as a result of her childhood who doesn’t beleive in love at the beginning of the book to a more secure, happy go lucky girl who’s in love.

Jake’s character development throughout the book, from when we first meet him is grate because he goes from living his life fast and hard including womanizing to falling head over heels in love with Sloan and being happy to be a strictly one woman man. I especially loved the fact that he encouraged Sloan to try to do a jump on the jump course which helped to build her confidence as well as being the one who saved her when a man was attacking her in a back alley one night at the local club.

The way the author describes things like the snow in the story really makes the reader fell like their actually at the Ski Resort experiencing it for themselves.