Monday, 31 March 2014

Shades of Honore Feature

Volume I of The Baudin Saga follows three generations of French women, with enough secrets to incite a nouvelle revolution. Honoré Sergeant is tragically orphaned at the age of fifteen, and must move from the United States back to Cannes, France, to be reunited with her grandmother, Françoise. Although they form a steadfast bond, they continue to conceal their darkest secrets from one another. Françoise hides her secret past as a seamstress for the House of Chanel; Honoré, her unfortunate entanglement with the clandestine life surrounding the town's international film festival. And what of Lisette, Honoré's mother?

From the uncertainty of pre-war Paris in the late 1930s to the carefree sizzle of the 1980s Côte d'Azur the lives, loves, tragedies and triumphs of the Baudin Women are interwoven into the very fabric of the France they love.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.


Sunday, 23 March 2014

GIVEAWAY

Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned.

Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with... and how addictive his touch could be.

The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax's playground--but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer...

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Stacking The Shelves

The books that have graced my real shelves and ebook shelves, im getting alot into my life lately, so i will be filming a haul at the end of the month for now though, here is what i got this week.

Friday, 21 March 2014

#FridayReads

Sharing what im reading with you all, as per, what i intend to get read and finished in the coming week or so, hopefully i might get a good chunk of reading done, i feel like im lagging lately.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Liesbter Award

The Liebster Blog Award translates to “the beloved” or “the dearest”. The award is given as a way to celebrate smaller blogs. (Only blogs with under 200 followers can be awarded.) Before you accept the award, there are a certain set of tasks you must complete. The first is to reveal 11 facts about you, answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you and then create 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
I was awarded this by Clare over at a book and tea

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Loving Lauren - Jill Sanders Feature

Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little break. What she doesn't have time for is someone who will only complicate her life further.
Chase is back in his hometown. Helping his dad with his veterinary practice is high on his list. So is being with the lovely Lauren West. Years ago, he found a unique way to bind them together. Now all he has to do is prove to her that he’s the right man to spend the rest of her life with.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

What A Girl Wants by Jennifer Snow


Friendship is overrated, if you ask her 
She's always just been one of the guys…until she falls in love with one of the guys. Except Bailey Sheppard has carried a torch for firefighter Ethan Bishop since high school. And now that his long-term girlfriend has left him brokenhearted, she's free to go after what she's always wanted. 
Not that Ethan sees Bailey as anything but a friend. A best friend maybe, but still not a woman he'd be interested in. Pining for his ex has made him blind to the possibility of happiness with anyone else…. But can Ethan resist a woman who knows what she wants?

The Best Kind of Trouble (Trouble #1) by Courtney B. Jones(*)

Ashley Parker knows trouble. And Nathan Williams--star quarterback and charming ladies man--is trouble. She knows he'll only break her heart. But that doesn't stop her from jumping in feet first. When her whole world is flipped upside down, her guitar and her lyrics become her only solace. Along with sexy guitar player Caleb Mathews.

Fueled by heartache, love, and lust, Ashley finds herself in the best kind of trouble. Boy trouble.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Othello (Shakespeare for Everyone Else #2) by C.E. Wilson (*)

Shakespeare’s work features some of the most memorable stories and characters ever created, yet for too many curious readers the combination of ultra-dense dialogue and unfamiliar historical settings make tackling the Bard’s work something between a tedious chore and a confusing mess of bird-bolts and quondam carpet-mongers.

While it’s nearly impossible to replicate or improve on these works, it is (thanks to their timeless nature) possible to make them more accessible to a wider audience.

In this Young Adult retelling of one of William Shakespeare’s most memorable plays, join C.E. Wilson as she breathes new life into Othello, the second book in her series Shakespeare for Everyone Else.

When Archer decides that he’s had enough of Orion and Devony running what he thought was going to be his school he takes desperate measures to ruin everything. Through lies and betrayal, deceit and deception, Archer will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and he doesn’t care whose lives he has to destroy in the process.

Can anyone stop one of William Shakespeare’s most villainous characters in this YA retelling of the epic tragedy of Othello

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Stacking The Shelves

Im all about sharing, and these are the books that have graced my shelf this week - making my tbr rather large, but whats a girl to do other than read?

Friday, 14 March 2014

#FridayReads

#Fridayreads - sharing the likes of what we are reading, and intending to delve into over the weekend - i have a few picks that i am aiming to get through , so i shall just get on with it.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Seduced in the Dark - C J Roberts Review

BOOK TWO OF THE DARK DUET
The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

Quote:
It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Best Kind Of Trouble - Feature & Giveaway

Ashley Parker knows trouble. And Nathan Williams--star quarterback and charming ladies man--is trouble. She knows he'll only break her heart. But that doesn't stop her from jumping in feet first. When her whole world is flipped upside down, her guitar and her lyrics become her only solace. Along with sexy guitar player Caleb Mathews. 

Fueled by heartache, love, and lust, Ashley finds herself in the best kind of trouble. Boy trouble.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Take control TBR update #1

So, hi everyone - i took the weekend off from blogging and it was nice to just enjoy it. I'm back now though with update #1 of taking control of my TBR and how im doing.

Friday, 7 March 2014

#fridayreads

Sharing those reads for the weekend and week ahead under the # fridayreads
So here is what im reading;

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by C.J. Roberts

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence

Monday, 3 March 2014

ONE NIGHT AT THE JACARANDA Feature

One man dying of cancer. One struggling journalist. A group of single Londoners. One night that changes everything.

For one booze and hope-fuelled night, the lives of a motley group of 30-somethings criss-cross. As they discover, finding someone special is also about finding yourself, and that’s not always where you expect.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Take Control Of The Tbr!

    RULES
  •  Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Facebook or Goodreads account.
  • Make a Goals/updates/Results post (can be combined) post on blog/facebook/goodreads
  • Beginning March 1st, 2014 and ending March 31, 2014 at midnight read books from your TBR pile ALL books must have been published before March 2014. (if you have an ARC with a publish date before 3/14 than it is acceptable.)
  • Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the giveaway form for an entry. (review only needs to be a short one)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Truly, Madly, Deeply Review (*)

Truly, Madly, Deeply, published by Mills & Boon, in association with the Romantic Novelists’ Association, is packed with brand new stories from the UK’s best-loved writers.
Truly Madly Deeply is a charming and compulsive read for women of all ages. From wedding days to special anniversaries, steamy one-night encounters to everlasting love, it takes readers on an exciting romantic adventure where love really is all you need.

The collection brings together 24 specially-selected short stories from best-selling authors including Adele Parks, Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Miranda Dickinson, as well as a selection of rising stars of contemporary women’s fiction.  

Truly, Madly, Deeply, available in paperback and eBook, is the ultimate collection of romantic shorts, making it a perfect indulgent treat this Mother’s Day.