Friday, January 30, 2015

An apology letter

Hi. Just wanted to stop by and explain why we're not posting anything these days. We're currently studying for our exams, since it's exam month at uni. 

Just two more weeks and then it's back to relaxing :)

Hope you're having a good night, evening, day!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Author's Corner

Stacey Kennedy

STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey's mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she's not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you'll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Outlander.

(source: Goodreads)


Club Sin Series

             Claimed #1                                                                            Bared #2

             Desired #3                                                                              Freed #4

Source Goodreads: ClaimedBaredDesiredFreed

 Tamed #5

Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.

Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.
Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Loveswept

(source: Goodreads)

Commanded #6 
Cover Reveal

A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer’s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane?
There’s something different about Sawyer: a commanding strength that pulls Chloe into a vortex of heady desire. But when she learns about his double life as a Dom, she’s shocked—and afraid she could never complete him. Then he saves her life, and just like that, Chloe knows she will be able to give him anything he desires. She is his—wherever and however he wants to take her. 
Expected publication: July 7th 2015 by Loveswept
(source: Goodreads)

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: An Amber in the Ashes
Authors: Sabaa Tahir
Genre: YA, High Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance
Release date: April 28th 2015
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.
LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

I need this book. Like it physically pains me that it's not tucked neatly on my shelf. I love the cover and I love the synopsis and I think it won't disappoint me. Well I hope not.

Tell me what are you waiting on this fine Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays (1)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
 Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I'm currently reading the second book in the Silo series by the amazing Hugh Howey and am on the 33rd chapter so you are getting the quotes from earlier pages of the book because I too wanted to avoid spoilers. Hope you like them.

    ‘Get through the next six months,’ Merriman said. ‘It goes by fast. It all goes by fast.’
     Troy nodded. The doctor shooed him away with his eyes while Merriman began tugging off his boots. Troy turned, gave the heavy door down the hall one last glance, then headed in the other direction for the lift.
     He hoped Merriman was right. Jabbing the button to call the express, he tried to imagine his entire shift flashing by. And the one after that. And the next one. Until this insanity had run its course, little thought to what came after. 
   ‘It’s the bad stuff,’ Hal said, staring off towards the lifts. ‘Have you noticed that? It’s just the bad stuff that slips away. All the unimportant things, we remember well.’
   Troy didn't say anything. He jabbed his beans, even though he didn't plan on eating them.
    ‘It makes you wonder, don’t it? Why we all feel so rotten inside?’
   Hal finished up his food, nodded a wordless goodbye and got up to leave. Troy was left alone. He found himself staring at the screen, a dull ache inside that he wouldn't name. It was the time of evening just before the hills disappeared, before they darkened and faded into the cloud-filled sky.
I picked these two quotes because I think they can attract a reader to start reading the Silo series, because it is unlike any other, unique in it's own way. But that is just my opinion. 

If you'd like more information about Silo series click the Goodreads button below:


Top Ten Tuesday (3)

TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is a freebie week. That's why I decided I'm going to share my Top 10 Favourite Books of all time.

(source: GR 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

And what are your favourite reads of all time?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Never Never
Authors: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, YA
Release date: January 11th 2015


Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.

This looks like a potential heart-breaker. I think I'm going to love it. 
What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wool Omnibus Review

Wool Omnibus (Silo #1) by Hugh Howey

This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single package.

The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those reviewers who clamored for more. Without you, none of this would exist. Your demand created this as much as I did.

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

(source: Goodreads)


My review

First of all, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year. May it be full of happiness and love and many many books. 

Now, to the review. As I said in one of the reviews before, I love books who make think about them long after I read them. I love books that shook me to the core, that keep me wishing there was more to it. The Wool series is one of them. Maybe it's because it's the first science fiction/dystopian series I read or maybe it's just that good. 

I've seen a lot of people on Goodreads are confused as to why name the book Wool. They think it's stupid, because the knitting is mentioned one time and there are several mentions of Cleaners with the wool patch. I understand that it's called Wool because it is about the Cleaners, the people who are sent out to die, but before the air leaves their lunges, they have one last job to do; they have to clean the sensors for the people who are still inside, who depend on them. And there is one mystery, why are all the cleaners smiling and waving frantically in the cameras? What they see and want others to see is one big lie. A lie you have to discover for yourself.

I want more people to read this series. It's not just about people stranded somewhere on the world deep under the earth of the silos, but it's also about humanity surviving because of the lies they are told and about the impact of little slips of words that are taboo.