“Push your boundaries, that's what they're there for.” - Colleen Hoover

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hey All

   Hey guys, you may have noticed that I've been a terrible book blogger lately. I made a goal at the beginning of the year to post two times a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays. I was doing a great job of sticking to that goal but then life happened.
   I have been debating on whether or not I was going to talk about any of this because it's a private matter but you guys are my friends, and I feel like you deserve an explanation on where I've been.
   In February my grandma passed away.
   She was my very best friend and without a doubt my hero.
   She was 85 years old so it's not like it came out of nowhere but guys, it came out of nowhere. She's been in the hospital but she had just come home. Luckily my family and I got to spend the day with her at her house to celebrate her birthday and we all had so much fun. Unfortunately the next day she was back in the hospital and the outcome was something none of us wanted.
   I've been having a really hard time dealing with it all. When it first happened I felt like I would never stop crying. I felt sick, felt like I couldn't breathe, felt like I'd never be me again. The days and months have gone by and while things are becoming more tolerable it still hurts. I miss her so much and I hate not being able to go to her to talk about anything and everything.
   Finding the time to read has been non-existent. In May I read a book that my local library recommended to me and I loved it. I had so much fun reading it I thought maybe it would get me back into it. But it didn't. I just don't have the drive and that in itself is driving me crazy.
   I feel like I have failed the people who are kind enough to check my blog and take the time to comment and that makes me feel even worse.
  You all will never know how much it means to me to have your support and to read your kind words. I love talking books and pop culture with you. I love sharing your DUFF stories and finding out more about you. I just want you all to know that I am trying my best to get back in the game.
  Thank you for your patience with me.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The 90s Kid Book Tag

This tag was created by Amber over at The Literary Phoenix, check out her answers HERE

The author you need every book from
Colleen Hoover. Always.

Book that connected you with your best friend
My friend Valerie and I are HUGE fans of The Fault in Our Stars. When the movie came out we were constantly sharing memes about it with each other.

Book that seemed like a good idea but was actually a monster
Like a monster sized book? Or was like aww I'm sure it'll be cute and really it was terrifying?

A book you hated to say Bye Bye Bye to
Colleen Hoover. Always.

A book everyone loved but you hated
I didn't hate it and I never even finished it but I couldn't get into The Book Theif. It looks amazing and I've only heard great things, so I do plan on reading it someday. Just not yet.

Oregon Trail
A book that made you wish you died of dysentery
That is so dramatic and yet hysterical!! I can't say that I've ever hated a book so much.

Three books you recommend to anyone, anywhere, no matter what
-Dangerous Lies
-It Ends With Us

Dial Up Internet
A book that took FOR FREAKING EVER to read
The last book in the Mortal Instruments. I feel like I was reading it for an entire year.

Kenan Thompson
That book you see referenced everywhere and is in everything, but that's okay because it's awesome

Thumbs Up, 7 Up
Book where you peeked real quick at the ending because you didn't like the guessing game
Literally every Nicholas Sparks book.

Your ideal bookish snack
Mmm dunkaroos.

Scary stories to tell in the dark
A book that kept you up all night
Vanishing Girls.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
A book that taught you something new

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Flightpath by Amber Addison

"Being married young isn't a thing of the past in Louisiana. And for Madelyn and Seth, it's a way of life. Except, no one prepared them for the skies ahead."
Seth is in the military and Maddie is now a military wife.

The two of them are hopelessly in love but sometimes love isn't enough.

"When a terrorist attack puts Maddie's life in grave danger, their lives definitely fall apart, and Seth knows saving her might be the only thing that saves them."
I'm not going to lie to you guys, I got excited for Flightpath because it reminded me of Army Wives which you may know I'm a huge fan of. Watching Maddie and Seth and their love for each other was so...humbling. They made me so happy and I found myself rooting so hard for them.

During his deployments Seth tries his very best to make sure Maddie knows his love for her and that he's safe, and while in the beginning they do great that doesn't last. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes that sweet little baby which makes their love go off the charts.

When the time comes to reenlist or not Maddie basically has had it. She loves Seth with her whole being but she can't take the constant worry anymore. He needs to choose between her and their child or the career path he loves.

I felt like I was hearing about a couples actual experiences while reading this. I've read a lot of contemporary fiction in my life and that rarely ever happens. It made this book extra special because it seemed all the more real.

I adored Seth and Maddie and all of their friends. I couldn't put it down because I had to know what was going to happen. It also went back in time and then back to the present which I don't always like. That wasn't the case here though. I loved it. Amber Addison really makes you feel for these characters and it made me want even more.

I have had many members of my family in the military and I am so grateful to them and to all of the other men and women who risk their lives to give us the lives we get to live. If you or someone you know is in the military, thank you <3

**This book was sent to me for my honest review**

I'm giving Flightpath 4/5 donuts!!

Buy Flightpath Here:
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The First Date Book Tag

1. The awkward first date – a book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you Star by BB Easton. It wasn't necessarily a bad book, I liked Hans a lot and his friend Trip was hilarious. But it just didn't have that "it" moment for me.
2. The cheap first date – book that turned out less than you expected I told you guys in a my review of Withholding Nothing that it wasn't what I had expected. I really wasn't a big fan of it in the beginning but ended up liking it a lot more by the end. It still wasn't everything I had expected though.
3. Blind date – book you picked up not knowing anything about it Vanishing Girls was not what I thought it was about which I know isn't really the question, but technically I didn't know anything about it cause what I thought I knew was wrong. Did that make even a little sense?
4. Well-prepared first date – better than expected Baby Daddy, I thought it had the potential to be funny but I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did or have it stay on my mind.
5. Hot but dumb – pretty book, not so hot on the inside Ruby Red.
6. The rebound – a book you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined the book for you Wait For You by J. Lynn. I read Rule and Beautiful Disaster that same month which are not only fantastic books but also some of my favorites.
7. Speed dating – book you read super fast Funny enough I read Withholding Nothing in a matter of hours.
8. Overly enthusiastic date – a book that felt like it was trying too hard Not to keep repeating answers but Star by BB Easton. I'm mean, I'm sorry.
9. Humiliating first date – book you’re embarrassed to admit you liked/ embarrassed to see reading in public for whatever reason Fifty Shades ONLY because people thing, "Damn, that girls a freak." When they find out you like those books/movies.
10. The perfect first date – book that did everything right for you
I'm assuming you don't want me to say The Fault in Our Stars...so I won't...even though I want to. I'll go with my other go to, It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.

Check out the Original Tag on YouTube HERE

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Natasha Preston Interview

Before we get to the interview I want to say thank you to Natasha for taking the time to answer my questions.
I read Lie To Me back in April and was obsessed. After I reviewed it I had to reach out to see if I could get an interview.
I really appreciate it when authors are not only kind to book bloggers but are willing to talk to them. So thank you thank you thank you Natasha for being so great.
If you haven't checked out my review for Lie To Me yet click HERE


1. Have you always wanted to be an author?
Nope. I'm pretty sure growing up I wanted to be an Astronaut, Teacher, Vet, Ballerina, and wife of a Rock Star. I started writing after reading on Wattpad when I was around 22.

2. If you could go on a trip with another author who would it be?
Penelope Douglas so I can make her write me more Tate and Jared, and watch horror movies.

3. What's your favorite part about writing?
It's a tie between the people I meet (bloody love readers, bloggers and authors) and the ability to work in my pyjamas.

4. As a book blogger it's crazy exciting to talk to authors you admire, do you ever get excited to talk to book bloggers?
Totally. Bloggers give up their time purely to help me share a release, etc, and I will always appreciate that so much.

5. Savanna works for a clothing designer, if you could have a job working for anyone in the world who would you choose?
I would be Tom Hardy's PA if I could have any job. Or his towel.

6. Do you ever choose characters names based on people you know?
I don't base them on anyone I know, but I usually ask my reader group to drop their names if they want me to try and use them in a book.

7. How did you come up with the idea for your book?
Umm. I can't really remember how Lie To Me came about. I've had the notes for years and only just got around to writing it. Most of my books start as dreams though, so that's likely.

8. All I want is for Lie To Me to become a movie, you're directing and casting, who's playing the leads?
I would love Lie To Me to be a movie too! I would have Blake Lively as Savannah and Chase Crawford as Kent.

9. Savannah and Kent are one of my favorite couples now, who are some of your favorites?
Ah thank you! I love Kent and Savannah and their bickering! Some of my favorite couples are Tate and Jared, Jet and Aydan, Flame and Maddie, Kellan and Keira, Ashton and Anna, and Ryan and Mackenzie.

10. If Lie To Me had a theme song what would it be?
A song for Lie to Me. Hmm...I don't know really. I can't write with music on as I usually write the lyrics (though I'm trying it with my latest book) but I would pick Love the Way You Lie by Rihanna and Eminem. Seems the most fitting.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Charmed by the Bartender by Piper Rayne

I got this book on my Kindle months ago and let it sit there until I felt like it was the right time.

Well apparently the right time was a few weeks ago because I saw it sitting there on my home screen and decided to read it. And then proceeded to continue reading it until it was finished.

Whitney has just moved back in with her grandparents and is a tad bit lost. One friend is recently engaged. One is a succesful tattoo artist who is now starting her own sex toy line. And she's been let go of her job, is dating no one, and can't seem to get a call back for a job to save her life.

After meeting up with her girlfriends Whitney decides to be a little reckless and have a one night stand. However the guy she meets on Tinder stands her up and she ends up going home with the hot bartender.

He's hot and funny and basically every girls fantasy but there's a whole lot more than meets the eye.

I did not have any clue this book would take me to the places that it did!! It was full of surprises and I adored watching the romance blossom. Also major book boyfriend alert!!

I was such a big fan of Charmed By The Bartender that I want to pick up the next two companion novels like now. Seriously that's what I"m going to do as soon as I finish writing this.

So okay, bye.

I'm giving Charmed By The Bartender 4/5 Donuts!!

Buy Charmed By The Bartender Here:
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

BB Easton Interview

I reviewed Star by BB Easton a few weeks ago and was a huge fan of it. If you'd like to check out my review you can click HERE

Thank you so so much to BB Easton for answering all of my questions and for being so awesome.


1. What made you want to publish 44 Chapters About 4 Men?
I didn't even know I was writing a book until I was almost half-way done with it. I was just journaling and having fun and entertaining myself, really. Then I went on a girl's trip with my friends to Sedona, Arizona where we all went to see a psychic. The first thing she said to me was, "You're writing a book." and everything clicked into place. I was like, "Oh my God. I AM writing a book." Publishing it didn't seem that scary because I didn't use my real name, and I didn't think anyone would read it anyway. I literally didn't tell anyone I'd even done it until 44 Chapters blew up and hit the Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers list. Then I texted my family members and said, "Hey, I wrote a book. It's an Amazon bestseller. You're never allowed to read it. I just thought you should know." LOL!

2. Was it hard writing the individual 4 books?Some of them have been harder than others, and harder for different reasons. SKIN was the most fun to write because I was obsessed with that story. It was so suspenseful and intense that I didn't eat or sleep for weeks. BUT, it was difficult because it was the most emotional story I've ever written. SPEED was difficult to write because it's a love triangle, but it was super fun to relive all those bad boys and bad decisions and bad things that we did in fast cars. And STAR wasn't difficult at all. Hans was the reason I decided to write the spin-off books in the first place. That man was born to be a book boyfriend. His book basically wrote itself. Now I'm working on SUIT, which has its own set of challenges. Ken is the most stable and responsible of the four men, so making his story gripping and exciting is my challenge with this one. But I looooove a good challenge!

3. What did your family think about your series?

We don't talk about it. Like. AT ALL. We just pretend like it doesn't exist. They know, and they support me by watching my kids when I have to go to book signing and things like that, but as far as the books are concerned, we have a strict don't ask/don't tell policy.

4. If you were approached to turn your books into a television series would you do it?
I've actually sold the rights to my books to a producer to be made into a movie or TV show, so YES!

5. There were a lot of band references in Star, who are some of your absolute favorites?
The bands I've referenced in my books were my favorites back then, but they're not necessarily my favorites anymore. Right now I'm listening to a lot of Fall Out Boy, Twenty-One Pilots, Childish Gambino, K. Flay, Jack's Mannequin/Andrew McMahon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yungblud, and Taylor Swift. But my little emo heart will forever belong to The Cure and Deathcab for Cutie.

6. What is the best concert you've ever been to?
When Paramore opened for Fall Out Boy two or three years ago. Fall Out Boy is my favorite band to see live, but with Paramore opening it was a next-level rock experience.

7. If you could see any musician alive or dead who would it be?
I've been lucky enough to see all of my favorites perform, but I'd love to MEET Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and tell him what a @#$% genius I think he is.

8. Does Hans know about Star?
Hell. No.

9. I was so excited the moment Ken was introduced in the book, what books/characters do you get excited over?
Preppy from T.M. Frazier's King series is my favorite book character of all time. He had a cameo in her latest book Up in Smoke, and I almost screamed and threw my Kindle across the living room.

10. If Star had a theme song what would it be?
Photobooth by Death Cab for Cutie. That song is on the STAR playlist that I made on Spotify and I used the melody to help me write the lyrics in the book. I won't go in to what the song is about to avoid spoilers, but the lyrics remind me so, so much of young BB and Hans.

Listen to BB's playlist HERE

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