Sunday, July 24, 2016

BOTW: The Summer that Melted Everything



Good Evening lovelies! Welcome to another Sunday, which means it is book of the week time!!

This book is actually being released this coming Tuesday, and I was given the priveledge of getting an advanced-reader copy of this book.  You'll find my review up tomorrow! Seriously, I loved pretty much everything about this book and I highly recommend it!

The Summer that Melted Everything
Tiffany McDaniel


Saturday, July 23, 2016

BOTW: The Magicians


Okay, so, I realize it is Saturday and next week's book of the week comes out tomorrow...however, I did promise that this week's book of the week would actually be a thing.  So, here it is, with a few hours to spare in this week.

The Magicians
Lev Grossman


So, for serious.  This book was FANTASTIC! The series commitment thing...is SO TOTALLY A THING with this book.  It's a trilogy.  Three books.  I am actually deliciously loving this series and have recently gotten the 2nd book on my kindle from the library.  Beyond that, I actually want to see the television series - and I'm hoping that it has actually stayed true to the books.  Because this is a fear of mine...it is a thing.  I have had it realized with Silver Linings Playbook.  Loved the book.  Hated the movie. Just no. 

Anyway!

What are you all currently reading?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Widower's Aura: Pre-Release Blitz!

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Title: Widower's Aura

Author: A.J Renee

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 18, 2016

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Synopsis

Living in a world full of colors, Sofia Brazier escapes a career gone south as a juvenile probationary officer in New Orleans. After moving to the small town of St. Fleur, Sofia opens a photography business in hopes of ridding her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping. Her comfortable new life is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub.

Noah attempts to avoid the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought. That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate. After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect his own wife?

 

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Widowers Aura

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Excerpt

Noah felt the hair on the back of his neck rise before he even saw her. Her skin shimmered with sweat. A bright blue tank top hugged her breasts, short black athletic shorts clung to her curves, and sneakers covered what he expected would be petite feet. The woman’s legs went on forever. He indulged in a brief fantasy of running his hands up those tan legs, hips, and up to her ample breasts. As his pants got tighter with a growing erection, he forced himself to turn and grab a drink of water.

For his sanity, Noah wanted to ignore her presence. Too bad he needed to speak to her. He couldn’t ignore what she was doing for Lexi. “Excuse me, Sofia?”

“Hello, Noah.” She smiled and continued to the bottom step of the house’s porch.

Noah walked toward her. “Can I talk to you?”

Her eyes locked on his with discomfort, “Yes?”

When they were a few feet apart, her smell hit him hard. Her sweat had yet to mask the sweet smell of peaches. She wasn’t covered in the strong perfume smell so many women seemed to bathe in. He noticed she wore no makeup either. The woman was truly stunning. He placed his hands in his pockets and rocked back on his heels.

“I wanted to thank you for what you’re doing for Lexi. You had every right to press charges, but I’m very grateful you didn’t. She’s a good kid…” He looked up at the second floor of his house, almost expecting to see Lexi standing at her window. “She’s just had a rough time, and I can’t snap her out it. I hope this close call does it.” He found himself wanting to tell Sofia more, but there was no point. Lexi would do her time with Sofia, and he would walk away with as little contact as possible.

Her head tilted to the side, Sofia’s knowing eyes pierced him. “Sounds like you both have been having a rough time.”

Her comment took him off guard. “Yes. No. Yes.” Noah struggled to breathe at the thought of how rough these last two years had been. When he looked at Sofia, he expected a confused look or even pity but not compassion. Yet her eyes sparkled when she gave him a small smile. Why did he always feel as if she was looking through him or reading his mind?

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About The Author

AJ

AJ Renee loves to travel and see family and friends whenever she gets a chance. She has a love of music, movies, and anything that can make her laugh. AJ believes in reading books with humor and mystery that end in a happily ever after to help ease our minds and hearts of life’s daily struggles. She currently resides in Nevada and spends her time with her air force husband, three young daughters, dog, and cat.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Madness!


This weekend has been an absolute abundance of chaos!  Hell, the chaos started on Thursday when I fell and bruise my knee - which lead to a call out from work on Friday.  A miserable shift spent in the kitchen on Saturday.  Then today...which has been well...filled with epic amounts of NOTHING productive!  

I currently have 9 people residing in my house.  1 of which will be heading home sometime tomorrow and I will miss her greatly!  Beyond that, 8 people now reside under my roof for the time being.  Including 2 additional children...which makes for a not so quiet environment.  To the point that I've swapped to the good noise cancelling headphones, and volume up louder because needed.

So, I promise, this week's book of the week will be going up tomorrow, because I will after errands are done be cranking up something...probably the Hamilton soundtrack...or something on Spotify and slamming out ALL the things.  Because I need to stop being such a slacker and making the Dr. disappointed in me and the abundance of fuckery that has not been happening on this blog.  

So, current reads are: 

  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wish List Wednesday!!


I am a bibliophile.  There will always be books and book related things that I want.  This is just a fact of life.  If you've not gathered this fact then you are in for a somewhat harsh awakening.  However, I am much like Ariel with her want for gadgets and gizmos...I want more.  Loads more! 

Here are some of the books on my wish list :D 

 


  





Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Top 10 Tuesday


Happy Tuesday lovelies!  How is your week so far?  Survived Monday with minimal casualties? I know I did! Beyond that, I hope that you all are reading something absolutely wonderful and that you find some joy in today's top 10 list here at the Confessional! 

Lately, I've been on a YA kick.  Lots of books in this genre, and spanning into different genres in general...fantasy, romance, sci-fi, dystopian, and so many more!  Yet, I want to pick just 10 that have easily become my favorites (and chances are some of these will be whole series listed, but don't judge me!)

TOP 10 YA FAVORITES

10. Divergent Series - Veronica Roth
9. The Maze Runner Series - James Dashner
8. The Giver Quartet - Lois Lowry
7. The Dwellers Saga - David Estes
6. His Fair Assassin Series - Robin LeFevers
5. Delirium Series - Lauren Oliver
4. The Grisha Series - Leigh Bardugo
3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series - Laini Taylor 
2. The Iron Fey/Lost Prince - Julie Kagawa
1. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Okay, seriously, I think this is by far one of the hardest freaking lists I've ever written!  Because there are so many that aren't on this list that would fit..and I don't want to knock any of them out of position...but SERIOUSLY?!  GAH! 

What are some of your favorite YA novels? 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

BotW: The Night Circus


Happy Sunday lovelies!  Another week has begun and that means it is time to share with you the book of the week!  I know, I missed last week - I blame acute bronchitis.  Now, I have meds and all sorts of things that are making me feel loads better!  Thankfully, I am using my bullet journal for plotting and planning and hopefully getting myself back on track to ensure that I keep creating awesome things for all of you to indulge in! 

Anyway, this book of the week is one of my favorites so far of 2016, and I want to read it again.  However, not so much adding it directly to my tbr pile because well...we all know the state of my TBR pile. 


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is absolutely wonderful.  Charming.  Brilliant.  Engrossing.  I finished this book in two days, and I absolutely fell in love.  It can possibly be a little bit confusing at first with the shifting POV however, it is well, well worth the read.  

Any and everyone I can recommend this book to I greatly will!  Read this book.  OH MY GOD read this book! 

Yes, there is the circus aspect, however there is also a competition between two young illusionists.  That competition is an interesting little twist to things, and makes the book all the more enjoyable because it takes a little bit for them to realize who they are competing against. The imagery in this novel is absolutely stunning and I want to live in this world. 

Have you read this book?  Is it on your TBR?