A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes release!!!

Look what I just picked up!!! (Later than probably everyone else…Thanks work!!) isn’t it pretty??!!

I’m so excited to dive in! Warning: I may be a bit getting a review posted. I’m reading a couple of ARCs at the same time (I have Liam’s book from Aimee Brown, y’all!) and I still have school full-time, but I’ll get it read and a review out for y’all ASAP! In the meantime, let me know what you think!!

Always,

-T

Catching up!

Hi everyone!

 

It’s been a while (aside from a review here and there). I hope that you’re all doing well! Things are still super busy here, but I have missed being able to talk books with you all so much! I’m going to try to get back to posting at least semi-regularly for now.

So, let’s catch up on the latest!! There are a couple of things that are coming up in the next few weeks/months that I’m super excited about, and a couple that have been announced but, sadly, no dates yet (so that I can pine away looking at my planner).

Let’s dive in!!

First, the long-awaited prequel to The Hunger Games, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes releases on May 19!!I have been anxiously waiting for this day since Suzanne Collins announced that it was coming. As I said before, this is a prequel to The Hunger Games, so we’ll get to see what happened to make Panem the Panem that we came to know.

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Next Up: Twilight news!! I never thought that I would be announcing that!! The book that we never thought was coming is coming out in August, y’all! If any of you are Twilight fans, you’ll remember the disappointment at the announcement that Midnight Sun would not be completed and released as the first chapters of it were leaked online. Many years later, we are being given the book from Edward’s perspective that we (yes we, I’m a fan, too- hate me!) have been wanting! It’s set to release on August 4.

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Now, onto the fun news with no set dates:

AMC has acquired the rights to all 18 books in Queen Anne’s The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches and plan to develop a television series. Y’all, I freaked when this dropped yesterday!! It’s no secret that The Lives of the Mayfair Witches is one of my all-time favorite series. I mean, I have the Mayfair Emerald tattooed on my back! Anne and Christopher Rice will be executive producing the series, so hopefully AMC will do them justice. I can’t wait to see what becomes of this!

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Finally, also announced recently (I only say it yesterday), Uncle Rick will be writing an Irish Mythology series…eventually! In a blog post, Rick Riordan let fans know that he is finishing up a Masters in Gaelic Literature at University College Cork in order to ensure that the details and the mythology in his books are accurate. So, fear not my demi-god brothers and sisters, there is plenty more RR to look forward to!

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That’s all that I have for now! I’m glad to be back with you, at least part-time. What do you guys think about all of this news??!! Is there anything else coming up that you’re excited about? Let me know!!

Always,

-T

Angelo (Anchor Me, Book 1)

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Series: Anchor Me

Author: Lisa Carlisle

Genre: Military Romance

Publisher: Indie

Pages: 236

 

Catherine is a neuroscientist involved in a research project that someone wants her to stop. They’ve been sending threats and she’s been determined to continue her research anyway. Angelo is a SEAL having trouble recovering from losing a friend that he was unable to save. They both travel to the wedding of a mutual friend, looking to celebrate and get away from their stress for a bit. They never intended to run into an old flame. Angelo is set on making sure that Catherine is safe from whomever is threatening her, even if Catherine doesn’t want his protection. Can she protect herself from losing her heart?

 

I have been looking forward to another Lisa Carlisle book, and here it is!! I loved this book so much! As always, Carlisle’s characters were very well developed. I felt like I knew the main characters well enough to be friends with them and feel their pains and joys. There was enough heat to make this the romance that I was looking for and that always wonderful suspense that I love her for to keep me on my toes and glued to the book. I’m excited to see what happens in the next installment in this series!

Unleashing Iron (Unwilling Souls, Book 3)

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Series: Unwilling Souls

Author: Gregory D. Little

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Indie

Pages: 577

 

Ses is back on her mission to keep the gods imprisoned, but the gods have learned a new trick: they can now inhabit humans from their prisons. Their latest human to inhabit? Ses’ own father. Ses has learned of an artifact that may be able to save her father and keep the gods in their prisons, but it could do the opposite if the wrong person were to have it and it’s already been stolen. Ses now faces a choice that could prove devastating. What will she choose? Will she be able to save her father and humankind from these murderous gods?

 

Y’all! Y’all!!! I’ve been waiting for this book since I finished reading Ungrateful God in 2017, and it’s finally here!! It was worth the long wait and definitely worth coming off of hiatus to tell you about! The world building and character development just keeps getting better in this series. This world is so imaginative and beautiful. The writing is absolutely immersive. I was so drawn into this book that I lost track of time. I believe that this is the best book of this series, so far. I was excited to find out that there is going to be one more book in this series, and I cannot wait to see how this series is going to wrap up! If you haven’t read this series, and you are a fantasy fan, definitely give this a look!

Explanation Time

Hey guys!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are having a great start to the new year!

I feel that I owe you all an explanation as to why I suddenly went MIA. I started back to school full-time in the fall. I thought that it would be no problem to balance it, my full-time job, helping my husband with his school, and my reviews and everything. It turns out, I was wrong! So, while I’m working on my next degree the blog is going to be on a semi-hiatus. I will post sporadically, but there won’t be regular reviews and postings. I’m incredibly sorry about that, but I think I’m at a place now where I can at least begin to post a bit again, so I’m happy about that!

Love to you all and have a great 2020!

-T

Rage Release!!!

Rage is here!!!

The first book in the new Joe Ledger: Rogue Team International series by Jonathan Maberry released today!

This book has been on my Most Anticipated list since it was announced! If you like Sci-fi/action books, check this out!

Side note: If you’re in to audiobooks, Ray Porter is his narrator and he’s fabulous!!

You can buy it in all formats here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1250303575/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1572971427&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Scorch Release!!!

Hey everyone!!

Guess what: Book 10 in the Underground Encounters series by Lisa Carlisle is out!!!

Are you ready??!!


After I escape hunters and arrive in good Ol’ Witch City, Salem, Massachusetts, I head to a gothic club to feed. But, the dumb-as-rock gargoyle bouncers kick me out. They’ve confused my scent with another demon’s. 


But, I thought I was the last of my kind. 


Not good. We can’t both hunt in the same territory, especially with his dangerous cavalier style. I track the incubus, but when I find him, Daron’s irresistibly devilish nature makes me rethink my plan. For just one night… 


Will he want to play? Or consider me prey? 


One night. One encounter. It won’t change anything, right? 


Only it does, and it’s catastrophic. We’ve accidentally bonded. 


Which means I crave him. Only him. And all the time. A sucky curse for a succubus. 


How can we undo the damage without succumbing to the call–or worse, starving? 


SCORCHED is a standalone enemies to lovers romance in Lisa Carlisle’s Underground Encounters series. Misunderstood heroes, forbidden romance, and fated mates await you! 

You can get it now!!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VWMMJP5

Room to Breathe review

Author: Liz Talley

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Pages: 336

Daphne spent her life being the wife and mother that she was expected to be. Now that her daughter is grown and she has divorced her husband, she’s living the life that she wants: one with a successful career and a younger man…who happens to be her daughter’s ex. Ellery, Daphne’s daughter, has graduated from college and done something that was never part of her life plan: moved home and taken a job as her mother’s assistant to support her fiancé who’s in med school. While working this new job, she begins an online flirtations with someone who thinks he’s flirting with Daphne, and things go a bit too far. Daphne, Ellery, and their lives entangle, secrets come to light, and things get inevitably messy. Mother and daughter have a lot to learn and a long road to redemption.

I first decided to pick up this book, because it was recommended by a favorite author, who I also think is just a fabulous person, Darynda Jones. Then I found out that Liz Talley, like me, is from North Louisiana. Now I don’t know exactly where, as I don’t go stalking authors, but North LA is not that big, so it can’t be far from my hometown. That sealed the deal, I had to read it! I’m so glad that I did! Guys, I laughed out loud so many times while I was reading this. These characters are well fleshed out and developed. They are all so real and flawed, but none of them are particularly unlikable. I was rooting for them to have a redemption arc! It’s always great to see people find their way in the end. I was engaged and entertained throughout the book, and it read really quickly. It really didn’t feel like it was over 300 pages.

Warning!!! If you’re looking for a Hallmark type romance without the alcohol, cursing, and sex, this will not be your jam! If you’re good with all of those things, highly recommend!

Reclaiming Honor (The Way of Legend, Book 1) Preview!!

Hey Everyone!!

I’ve got a preview for you that I am sooo stoked about!!! You guys know that I love, well, anything that Quincy J. Allen puts out. Y’all, he’s teamed up with Marc Edelheit (author of Stigers Tigers and the Karus Saga) and this collab looks amazing!!

The dwarven nations are facing extermination. Their ancient enemy has returned. The Horde is coming and, along with it, a dark tide is spreading across the world of Tanis. One by one, the free peoples of the world have fallen under a shadow, crushed by the merciless boot of the Horde.

The Syrulian Empire, the last buffer state between three dwarven nations and the advancing armies of the Horde, has fallen. Vastly outnumbered, the dwarves must undertake the Great March, uprooting their entire civilization in search of a new homeland. They hope to find a safe harbor beyond the reach of the enemy, for the nations are not strong enough to withstand the might of the Horde.

Every sword is needed.

Does that not sound phenomenal? I can’t wait to read this! I’ll let you know my thoughts as soon as I do!!

It releases 10/28 in all formats.