Writing Update!

Alright. So.

This is what’s going on.

I’m changing up my schedule a little bit to get my book written and out to Beta readers so I can have it formatted and ready for the January 1st release date that I planned.

So hold onto your hats, book worms. These next few months are going to be a little bumpy.


July 29-August 5: Pre-scheduled posts on the blog, taking a bit of a break to binge watch The 100. Thank Twitter for that one. (Love you😘)

August 6-13: More pre-scheduled posts + writing as many chapters as I can.

August 14-27: I have some arcs to read (Danielle Koste, Pam Sparkman, maybe a JLA) reviewing and pre-scheduling blog posts)

August 28-Sept 11: writing. Writing. And more writing.

September 12- 22: Reading and reviewing.

September 23-30: I’m on vacation for this week, so Im hoping to finish writing the book, do a read through for grammar/flow and then send it off to Beta readers.

Between October and November I’m hoping to get the book back from beta readers, format it and send out ARCs in early December. That will give me enough time to make any final tiny changes and publish it January 1st.

If you want to be a beta reader or read an arc, don’t hesitate to let me know ❤

I’ll put up an actual sign up for arcs towards November !

Thank you all again for being so damn supportive through all of this craziness.
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To-Be-Read|August 2018

My plans for August are pretty simple:

Finish writing my book.

I know I only started writing it earlier in July, but I want to get as much written as possible and then start edits, get it out to Beta readers, get it formatted and then get it out to people to read ARCs. I’m hella excited for this book. And hella excited to start writing the next one!

However, I still want to read a bunch in August. So take a look at my TBR!


I also have a fair few arcs to read this month as well.

I am going to be one busy bee in August.

What are you planning on reading this month?

Until next time,

Bree ❤

Read A Chapter Tag

Hey all!

So I decided I would do something fun here and do the Read A Chapter Tag.

Essentially I am just choosing five books. I’m going to read the first chapter of said book and then decide which one I want to keep reading.

Whichever book is picked will be added to my August TBR and reviewed!

For fun, I’m also going to predict my star rating for each of these books.


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I’m definitely intrigued at this one. The beginning is simple enough, just setting the stage of the main character that’s about to meet her new roommate. She’s trying to move out of her Uncles house where she’s staying while she’s in school.
There’s a hot jerk in front of her that she gets into some hilariously aggressive banter with. (Who’s obviously going to be her new roommate.)
I predict I would give this a 4 star rating.

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I really liked Simon Vs. Like, really loved it. But one thing I disliked was Leah’s character. I’m not too sure how much I’m going to like this one. Even in the first chapter, her internal monologue is kind of annoying and just plain out rude. Within the first few pages she’s already making some sarcastic remark about her friends, a teacher and anything else. The snarkiness isn’t cute. It’s irritating.
I predict I’d give this a 2 or 3 star rating.

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Wow. This one is daaaark. I guess it’s an adult fantasy romance? Or that’s what I’m understanding from Goodreads. The main characters is locked up in some nasty dungeon while being referred to only as ‘Slut’ and listening to prisoners who have been driven mad by their captivity.
I’m definitely intrigued and do want to read more. But I have a feeling this will be a long haul fantasy series.
I predict this one would be a 4 star for me.

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My god. A prologue and chapter 1 and there’s already been two deaths. Actually?
I’m starting to really love Fae novels and I seriously have to read more of them.
I predict I would give this one 4 Stars

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Cheesy cover aside, this book sounds kind of hilarious. A greek god comes to earth and falls in love with a woman who works at a museum. And it’s set in Canada. Toronto. I love this.
I predict that this will be at least a 4 star book


This is really hard to choose. I kind of want to read all of them.

But I think for the month of August I will most likely read Enamor and For The Love Of God. Those are the two that stuck out to me the most.

However, those two fantasy novels are not far behind at all.

Hope you enjoyed this little post. Stay tuned for my full TBR tomorrow!

Until then,

Bree ❤

Cover Reveal|What The Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste

Welcome to the cover reveal of What The Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste.

You probably remember me freaking out over her novel Pulse. I’m super excited to read another book by her ❤


What The Flower Says of Death

by Danielle Koste


Genre
Paranormal, Romance

Preorders / Release
August 31st, 2018 / Sept 25th, 2018


Violet Holt has already met Death once.
After a failed suicide attempt, she finds herself dumped by her callous mother on the doorstep of her family’s desolate oceanside estate. With only the company of her estranged grandmother, comatose grandfather, and the monsters in her head, at least there was no one to interfere with her plans to try again on her eighteenth birthday.
No one, except maybe Jack: a skeleton of a boy who says he’s there to rake her grandmother’s leaves, yet seems more experienced at stalking than grounds-keeping. She knows he’s keeping a secret behind his gentle smiles and aloofness, but it’s difficult for Violet to be put off by his untimely thin-air appearances when figuring out the mystery of his true identity makes for such a good distraction.
Violet’s trauma is deeper than the wound on her wrist though, and it cannot be simply whisked away in a whirlwind of guessing games and pleasant gestures. She struggles to reconnect with her grandmother, find forgiveness for her mother, and closure with her grandfather’s dire condition, all while battling the strain of it all on her family. Even with a flicker of something hopeful blossoming within herself, Violet knows her birthday plans must be inevitable.
Death wouldn’t be there for her if it wasn’t.


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If 50 signed copies are sold, a copy of the following bust drawings done by @tealideal on twitter will be included as prints also!


About the Author


Danielle Koste is a born and raised Canadian, but currently lives with her significant other in the equally snowy and cold Stockholm, Sweden. While working a day job and learning the language of the locals, she spends her free time honing the craft she’s always had a passion for.

When procrastinating, Danielle likes to enjoy other forms of rich story-telling, besides the obvious abundance of novels filling up her apartment and Kindle. Movies, music, and video games are among her favorite time-wasters.


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Reading Wrap-Up|July 2018

I have spent my July melting.

How has your summer been?

Seriously, I am hella excited for fall. I know we only have a couple months left but bring on the colder temps. Please.

I’m still trying to write my book, which is both an excuse and a reason to why I haven’t been blogging all that much, but I will work on it. ❤

With that said and done, check out the books I’ve read this month!


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I had a pretty solid reading month, all things considering. The fact that I was still able to read 13 books is pretty crazy to me.

But I mean, I still didn’t stick with my TBR.

It’s fine. It’s all fine.

Books Read: 14
Pages Read: 4376
Pages Read per day: 141
Goodreads Challenge:
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I hope you all had a fantastic reading month!

Until next time,

Bree ❤

Claimed By The Elven King by Christina Rayner

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This is the complete, four-part bundle of the serialized Fantasy Erotic Romance, Claimed by the Elven King. It contains strong adult content and is not intended for readers under 18.

For Emily Ford, being awakened in the dead of night by what seems to be the very shadows in her bedroom come to life is the least of her worries as she is spirited away to become the new wife of an elven king for the purpose of bearing his heirs. Entranced despite herself by his ethereal beauty, Emily surrenders willingly to his seduction and is introduced to a new world of sensual pleasures she had not thought possible outside of a dream.

But can a human ever really win the heart of an elf or have a place within the elven court? Especially when the biggest obstacles to both are her new husband’s barren and resentful queen, who has no qualms about wanting Emily gone and is prepared to do the unspeakable to make it happen, and the whispers of anti-human sentiments within the elven court, itself?


Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before.
No.

Genre?
Fantasy Romance/Erotica

Star Rating?
4 Stars

Rereadable?
Not really.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
This is the full series in one book.

Who would you recommend this for?
People who like Fae and fantasy romances.

Conclusion:

So first things first: Ignore the god awful title and book cover.

Seriously, who comes up with these things? Neither the cover nor title do this book any justice whatsoever.

This isn’t your typical ‘Claimed by…’ romance. Yes, we’ve all read those short little 100 page barely books that just have a bunch of terribly written smut in it. This isn’t it.

Okay, so there’s sex scenes in it. Like… a lot. But there’s also a story! Like an actual thought out story that makes complete sense in every way. It’s not the BEST story out there… but whatever.

I loved the way the author added in the riff between humans and Elven. I think she did a good job in showing how people react so negatively to races that they don’t understand. But it was done in a pretty decent way.

Of course this book is kind of weird the way it has the girl kidnapped in order to birth the baby of a Elven king, but still. I enjoyed it immensely. Probably because it was actually pretty well written.

If you’re interested:
Goodreads
Amazon CA
Amazon

Until next time,

Bree ❤

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.


Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
I read and reviewed Clockwork Angel as well as read Clockwork Prince.

Genre?
Paranormal Fantasy

Star Rating?
4 Stars

Rereadable?
Not for me.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
This is the last book of the series, however, I may be tempted to try my hand at TMI again.

Maybe. Don’t quote me.

Who would you recommend this for?
I mean, I’m pretty sure I’m the last person ever in the world to read these books…

Conclusion:

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this series as much as I did.

And though I didn’t have quite the emotional reaction some people did.. *cough* Skye (xD), I did thoroughly enjoy the emotional roller coaster that was this novel.

I never read TMI, so I went into this series a little blind to the Shadowhunter world. But Cassandra Clare did explain everything as if it was the first series, so if you haven’t read the other books, you definitely won’t be confused.

Tessa was a great character and I’m happy she grew into herself. The whole love triangle was a little meh for me, however, I did like all the characters involved, so that was a big plus to me.

Also… I want to read so much more about Magnus. I kind of love him.

Until next time,

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The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

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Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare.

Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack’s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire—and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.


*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Yes, just about every book. The Tiger’s Saga is my life.

Genre?
Fantasy/Paranormal

Star Rating?
4 Stars

Rereadable?
Yes.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
This is a standalone

Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who likes gentle Halloween stories. Halloween Town or The Nightmare Before Christmas

Conclusion:

The fact that I was chosen to be given a review copy of this from the publisher absolutely blows my mind. You all know how much I love and adore the Tiger’s series (currently in my 8th or 9th reread of it), so because of that, the second I got the email for The Lantern’s Ember, I jumped at the opportunity to read it.

Houck’s writing always draws me in. She’s very good at weaving interesting story that draws you in and won’t let you go until the very last page.

The whole idea of this Otherworld and the Lanterns was just absolutely addicting. It reminded me a lot of Halloween Town with a touch of something a bit creepier.

Also… Jack the Lantern who’s followed around by a carved pumpkin. Come on, how cute is that.

If I had to say one thing that kind of bothered me with this book is yet again the romance. I love romance, everyone knows this but this was a bit to much. One love interest is great, two, I can handle but three or more is pushing it. Pushing it way farther than it needs to go. Not every male character needs to fall in love with the main character.

The only reason why I docked a star off of this is because that love square was a bit much for my tastes.

Everything else was pretty great. I loved the adventure in it and it certainly kept me entertained.

If you’re interested, this book releases September 11, 2018
Goodreads
Amazon CA
Amazon

Until next time,

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Fostering Cats|Update #8 Noah & George & Ruby

So I have a little bit of bad news regarding the fosters right now.

Noah is being taken out of my care and put with another foster home.

The reason being is because Noah is definitely not meant to be in a multiple cat household. I’ve talked about him being the alpha male and showing his dominance by showing aggressive behavior towards the other cats, well, now it’s gotten a bit excessive. He is attacking the other cats for no reason. He’s bullying Ruby, trying to steal food, being really defensive of me and treats.

He’s just not happy.

As much as I hate it, this will be the best thing for him. I’m hoping that once he goes to another home, this will calm down and maybe he will be okay with other cats in the future. What I wasn’t prepared for when I started fostering is the connection that the cats form with you. It’s not uncommon for the cat to become territorial to the human and not the area.

So basically, to Noah, I’m his and he doesn’t want me giving attention to other cats.

Maybe. It’s a theory I was discussing with the ladies at the rescue. Basically, because you’re the first human that has given them love and attention, they bond hard. But to make sure he is as happy as possible, the rescue is looking at moving him. (I will still give you all an update when he’s adopted, don’t worry.)

As for George and Ruby, they are officially up for adoption as of today.

They will have to start from scratch when they go to a forever home anyways, so it’s better to do it now. They’ve made just about all the progress they can in one foster home.

George is super lovey and affectionate. He lives for chin scratches, wet food and soft treats.He has now learned how to play and just goes absolutely insane. He loves his giant rat plush, his cat nip balls and anything else he can roll around the floor.

Ruby, well, she’s Ruby. She still acts like she hates me and really doesn’t like being pet, but I know she secretly likes me. She’ll follow me around and lead me around meowing, chirruping and vibrating her tail. Although, she may just now understand that I’m the person that brings food. Who knows, but I’ll take the purrs and meows anyways.


*The little orange kitten in the picture next to George is actually one of George and Ruby’s kittens. We were comparing how much they looked alike!


Thank you all so much for your patience while I try to write this book.

I will hopefully be posting a little bit more now that my book is all outlined ❤

Feel free to ask questions.

Until next time,

Bree

So.. Haitus?

Hello friends,

So, I need to be completely straightforward with you…

I have a one track mind.

What that means for me is whenever I want to do something, I throw myself into it 110% and leave no time to do anything else.

In this case, it’s writing. I want to have my first draft done by the end of the month. It’s quite the goal, but it’s like doing NaNo, just in July.

*Speaking of.. I may participate in NaNo this year. Would you be interested in hearing my progress?

Because of this, my blog (and Goodreads) may be a little quiet this month. So bear with me and I’ll post when I can.

So it’s not really a haitus.. just a slow month for blogging/reading.

Question for you all: How do you balance everything? There’s so much to do in a day, how do you keep yourself happy and productive?

Until next time,

Bree