Friday, 15 June 2018

Cover Reveal for Jackal by Fisher & Aster

Find out why readers are LOVING this new series by Fisher & Aster! Are you ready for Jackal?

Blurb:
Jackal Emerson has never taken himself seriously. Dubbed the “orgy king,” he’s renowned for his reputation as the wild End Man. But with the uprising on the horizon and his best friend missing, Jackal is having a hard time living the same carefree existence.
And then he meets a thief and everything changes.
Phoenix Moyo, principal dancer of a notorious ballet company, lives a life of rigidity. When her world collides with Jackal’s, their chemistry is evident to everyone except her. Forced to work with him to steal the most precious commodity of the Regions, she realizes too late that there is no escaping Jackal’s charisma.
When unimaginable crimes come to light, the Regions begin to crumble. No one is safe. Families divide and secrets are exposed, danger running rampant on every side. For some, sacrifice costs everything.

Pre-order Jackal on Amazon

Release Date: June 29, 2018

Start the End of Men series today with Book 1 - Folsom
"Your hearts will be racing as the Gwen and Folsom's story gallops towards its suspense filled ending! Talk about having your heart in your mouth!" ~TotallyBooked Blog

About the Authors: 

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.
Website: www.tarrynfisher.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortarrynfisher
Instagram: https://instagram.com/tarrynfisher/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarryn__Fisher


Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and Lilith. She’s also the co-author of Folsom, The End of Men series with Tarryn Fisher. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.
Website: www.willowaster.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowaster1/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowAster

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Review for Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav

Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav
Blurb:
On a cold December morning, a white woman is found murdered in a cheap hotel in Paharganj, New Delhi. Vicks Menon, an out-of-work journalist, is tipped off by the hotel's receptionist and is the first to arrive at the crime scene, where he discovers a lead. It's the bus ticket used by the dead woman two days earlier. But Vicks is battling personal trouble. He has no money, an alcohol problem, and a nearly broken relationship with Tonya, his estranged live-in partner, a clinical psychologist who specializes in profiling hardened criminals. Moving in and out of the shadows, Vicks pushes his investigation harder as it takes him from Udaipur to Bangkok. On his side, for resources, he has a nameless intelligence operative, and to read minds, a lover who is beginning to trust him again. But above all, his instinct to stay inches ahead of death will be the key to his survival. If Vicks lives, this is one story that will change his life forever.

Review: 

2.5 Stars 

I won this book in a giveaway and I thought it was about time I end the hiatus and give Indian authors another shot, so here we are. I love thrillers and murder mysteries, and so I thought this would at least have that if nothing else.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

What I did for my Mental Health during Mental Health Month

So hello again.

May is/was Mental Health Month and I quite enjoyed taking the time off this month. I think taking these breaks is helping quite a bit.

April and May have been so good for my soul though you guys. I think I really took care of my mental health this month.

Here's what I've done that made me feel quite a bit more like myself than I've felt in months now I think:
  • I took a couple of mini one day art workshops. SO FUN! And the workshops were such a nice way to kick back and relax. So good for my brain that likes to run in circles and just spiral out. Also it make me step out of my comfort zone a little, going out interacting with people is something that I'm not always comfortable with. So this was a good experience. Definitely will try to do more of these kinda things.
  • Met up with friends for fab meals and caught up. One of the things that makes me feel the best is when I feel like I'm truly helping a friend out. Whether its just listening to them, or offering gentle advice or just sending a message to bolster their confidence. There's just something about helping someone you truly care about that just makes me feel better too.
  • Took a break from all the review books! So I missed signing up for one of my regular monthly review things by mistake, but gods that just worked out so well! I maybe read one book that I got from a giveaway, other than that I just sat and caught up with my 2018 Reading List of new releases and my TBR pile. SO MANY WONDERFUL BOOKS!! 😍 Reviews hopefully coming soon ♥ I think reading books that I didn't HAVE to read or finish within a certain period of time made me feel relaxed and love it again like I used to. 
  • Went on a mini trip with the fam ♥ Which was lovely and I pulled off a fantastic surprise that everyone loved. That was another thing, it just makes me so happy to see when my little surprise was appreciated and loved so much. It makes my heart happy.
  • And the best thing, I got to spend more or less 4 days with the tiny human (my niece) !! ♥♥♥ She's honestly the cutest thing to me and so precious! I can't even... ♥ 
But obviously there have been ups and downs too. I don't wanna say that its all sunshine and rainbows you guys. Even if I do a lot of things for my mental health, I still find that sometimes I get stuck and not feel my best. There have been days when I've wanted to do nothing but sleep, when I've been so frustrated and annoyed for no reason, but the only thing that you can do is push through. I've also been sick and had to take antibiotics for that which have made me so damn sleepy. I'm still sleepy even after a week.

Hopefully I'll be a 100% soon and things can go back to my normal.

I also posted a little dot painting I did for Mental Health on my Instagram if you wanna check it out my handle is @thecuriositykey.

I'll leave you with this lovelies, if you're feeling lost and stuck, it gets better. You matter. You are loved.

Take care of you boo.
oxox TJ


Saturday, 28 April 2018

Review for Webley and The World Machine

Webley and The World Machine by Zachary Paul Chopchinski

Blurb:
A world beneath our world.
An army of mechanical monsters.
A war to end all wars.


When childhood best friends Adal and Arija discover a steam powered world hidden deep within the earth, the result is life changing. Webley and the Dwellers of The World Machine work to keep the Earth turning. But when Arija and Adal stumble onto a growing conflict that will destroy the Earth, they find themselves forced to fight.

Will they be able to stop the war in time or will they regret ever having set foot in The World Machine?

Review:
This book was so gooooddd! I'm beginning to think I really enjoy Steampunk books.

Webley and the World Machine was such a fun read. I loved the storyline and the plot. It was such a different book. But I was absolutely SOLD just as soon as I saw the art in the book. Put maps, art, music or anything of that sort in a book and I'm 100% more likely to read it and love it.

I just wish the book was polished a little bit more and I wish the ending was a little more fleshed out. Like the entire book is so full of little details and art and wonderfulness that the ending to me felt a little abrupt.

But I adored the characters and the writing style flowed well too.

Overall, a great read! ♥

Friday, 27 April 2018

Cover Reveal for Folsom by Fisher & Aster!

 FOLSOM

BY FISHER & ASTER

Release Date:
May 29, 2018
Contemporary Romance with a side of Dystopian
Cover Designed by Hang Le

Synopsis:
The nation as we know it is a thing of the past.

With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of twelve men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill.  
Until Gwen.

Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving.

A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution.

Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Folsom is book one of the End of Men series.




Add to you Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39934742-folsom

Spotify: The End Men: Folsom
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Tarryn Fisher’s Bio: 

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

Author Links:
Website: www.tarrynfisher.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortarrynfisher
Instagram: https://instagram.com/tarrynfisher/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarryn__Fisher

Willow Aster’s Bio: 

Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and Lilith. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

Author Links:
Website: www.willowaster.com
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowAster
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowaster1/

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Cover Reveal for Revelation by Stacey Rourke


Blurb:
Unimaginable evil is closing in, leaving the Garrett family with only one option … run.

Yet one thing they can never escape is the truth, and that is racing for them with vicious intent. Secrets are swirling and lashing all around, threatening to tear the family apart when they need each other the most. Beloved family matriarch, Grams, is doing all she can to protect her grandkids from looming demons and hellhounds. But, the pull of destiny is drawing them near and blocking any hope of escape.

Preorder Links:
Amazon US - https://amzn.to/2HrSGJ1
Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2GO0Dac

I'm so excited for this book you guys!! I can't wait to dive back in to the series! ♥

Friday, 6 April 2018

Review for Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke

Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke

Blurb:

Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.

Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.

Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong. 


Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he's forced to make?

Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.
 



Review:
GOOD LORD THIS BOOK!! SO GOOD!!

I just wrote down and deleted a paragraph full of spoilers that I just typed because this book has me so excited! (Can you tell I'm excited by the number of exclamation points I've already used? )

I absolutely love everything related to Alice in Wonderland and all the madness that comes with it. This book had all the madness that I love and so much more. I couldn't have guessed the twists and the back stories that was weaved into this brilliant book.

I honestly don't know how Stacey Rourke does it. The way she writes these stories and re-imagines them in a way that makes it feel like it was meant to be written this way. It just feels right.

As always I loved the writing style and the characters. Honestly when I went into this book I had NO IDEA that the story would take the turn it took. (Did that even make sense?) But I am so in love with this story, its not even funny.

I loved all the different possibilities and theories that Stacey Rourke has brought into the stories that we love already. I can't wait to see what she does next with this series. CAN I HAVE THE NEXT BOOK ALREADY!? I am ready to meet you know who. (No not Voldemort :P)

Overall, a fantastic book. LOVED IT!
Can't wait to read Pursuing Madness!!!! ♥