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BOOK NEWS!! INCLUDING A NEW FAVORITE BOOK + EXCITING SALES & PREORDERS!!

Hey everyone!! It’s been a while since I last did a newsletter so bear with me but I just have some really exciting book news to share I immediately wanted to make a post about it. Basically I have three main things that I’m going to blabber about:

  • My new favorite book (a 5 STAR READ GUYS!!! I honestly can’t remember the last time I gave a book 5 stars)
  • A couple of really rare & noteworthy sales of books I loved in the past
  • A couple of exciting preorders coming up in the next week that I’m excited for YOU to read (‘cuz I’ve read them already and I think y’all will really enjoy them!)

First things first – the book that I fell in love with and didn’t want to end. It’s the newly released THE BLACK WOLF by J.A. Redmerski and an absolutely phenomenal read!!  It’s the 5th book from the In the Company of Killers series and is an expertly crafted romantic suspense read that was just as nail-biting and thrilling as the other books!! I seriously haven’t felt this kind of a book high for a long time and urge all of y’all to give this series a try, especially if you’re in a book slump and need a story to just grab your attention from the start. Since you have to read this series in order, I have all of the books listed below:

I’ll have my review of THE BLACK WOLF up sometime this weekend but really, I’d just recommend diving straight into the book if you’ve been following this series from the beginning OR begin with book 1 now. Trust me, these books are like crack – so addicting

There’s also a couple of book sales that can’t be ignored. Some have literally never gone on sale before and some are old favorites so if you’re looking for something to read this weekend, check these out!

Thin Love by Eden Butler – I LOVED this book so much!!! Love sports romances? Love NA romances in general? Love delicious angst that’ll hit you right in the gut? Definitely pick this one up! It’ll be $1.99 for the next 3 days only

The Vincent Boys (#1) and The Vincent Brothers (#2) by Abbi Glines – these books were two of the very first YA ‘Young Adult’ romances I read and loved! There’s something about Abbi’s writing that’s so simplistic yet so compelling and it shows, especially in her earlier works. Both of these are on sale for $1.99 each for the rest of the month. You gotta meet Sawyer and Beau Vincent

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory – if you’re a fan of historical fiction + romance I HIGHLY recommend this book and basically all of Philippa’s books. She’s a master at historical retellings, especially when it comes to Henry VIII’s reign in Tudor England. This one’s also on sale for $1.99 for the rest of the month.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – okay, so I actually haven’t read this book yet BUT you know how sometimes you read a book blurb and you can just tell that it’ll be a good one? No…that it’ll be a book that completely destroys you? That’s what this book’s blurb did to me. I just had to 1-click. “Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom…It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.” 

And finally, some super exciting preorders coming up in the next week I’m just dying to get my hands on and some I can’t wait for y’all to read  First up is RUIN & RULE by Pepper Winters!! I was actually a beta reader (basically someone who read a very rough copy of the book and provides critical feedback to the author) for Pepper and my very honest opinion is that this is her best work to date (I gave it 5 stars when I first read it in October 2014). It’s definitely not as dark as her Monsters in the Dark series but there’s more heartbreak, more angst, more turmoil, just…more. I’m equally excited and nervous for everyone to read it because in a way, the book feels like my baby too LOL!  I really think longtime fans of Pepper’s will find it to be another winner and it’s also a great introductory book to read if you’re new to her work.

Another book that I read early and really enjoyed was RICOCHET by Keri Lake! This was my most favorite book I read in June and a dark romantic suspense story that left me breathless. Literally. It’s gritty and the author doesn’t sugarcoat anything, plus there’ll be so many revelations throughout the book that’ll just blow your mind! I mean, just check out the synopsis! How can you not be interested? “Three years ago, I had everything. A beautiful wife. A son. A reason for living. Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling. They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I’m cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife. A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right. I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who’s seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer. Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife. An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him. If she doesn’t destroy me first.” O_O

Now I know next week is going to be a BIG release week with big name authors like Katy Evans, KA Tucker, Kristen Proby, Jessica Sorensen, etc… releasing books and while I’m looking forward to checking out their books, there’s one book that’s got me super psyched and it’s called A MILLION MILES AWAY by Lara Avery. The moment I read the blurb I was a goner – it sounds like the perfect mix of emotion and romance I love in my stories  The heroine’s identical twin sister dies in a car crash and the only person who doesn’t know the news is her sister’s boyfriend who was deployed to Afghanistan. “…when she finally connects with [him] online, he thinks that [she] is [her sister] and says that seeing her is the one thing keeping him alive. Caught up in the moment, [the heroine] can’t bear to break his heart with the truth, so she lets [him] believe that she is [her sister]…soon she can’t deny that she’s falling, hard, for the one boy she shouldn’t want.” <– Yikes! So yes, this is the one I have my eye on

That’s pretty much it! The next blog post going live will be my 5 star review for THE BLACK WOLF by JA Redmerski so keep an eye out for that. Have a great Fourth of July weekend everyone!