Friday, August 12, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Movie Star and Me by Kelly Durham

Book Spotlight: The Movie Star and Me by Kelly Durham

Synopsis:
Author Kelly Durham has captured Old Hollywood in his entertaining new novel, The Movie Star and Me (August 9, 2016) and exposes readers to the history of the movie business in this historical fiction tour de force. Movie magic, labor strikes, HUAC committee hearings and the business of show business are revealed as a colorful cast of characters fight for their self-interests--with surprising results.

The Movie Star and Me follows Frank Russell, a young veteran just returned from the Pacific war.  On the ship home from Okinawa, Frank discovers several cans of newsreel film in his duffel bag.  Once he lands in the States, Frank returns the film to its owner, Pacific Pictures in Hollywood.  Over the course of a couple of visits to the studio, Frank impresses its owner Abe Baum, who offers Frank a job.  Frank continues to impress and is quickly promoted, earning the attention of Vera Vance, an up and coming starlet. Under Frank’s tutelage, the ambitious Vera becomes the studio’s top box office attraction.  But there are secrets at Pacific Pictures that threaten futures, and Frank gets caught up in a high-stakes battle where people aren’t always what they seem to be.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Durham lives in Clemson, SC with his wife Yvonne.  They are the parents of Mary Kate,
Addison and Callie and also provide for their dog, George Marshall.  A graduate of Clemson
University, Kelly served four years in the US Army with assignments in Arizona and Germany
before returning to Clemson and entering private business.  Kelly is the also the author of THE WAR WIDOW, BERLIN CALLING, WADE’S WAR and THE RELUCTANT COPILOT.  Check out all
Kelly’s books at kellydurham.com.
Follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KellyDurhamAuthor
Tweet him on Twitter @KellyDurhamAuthor

That's it for today everyone! I hope you all enjoyed this book spotlight! Make sure to check out this book and the author! Thanks for reading!!! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

PROMO POST: Melody's Key by Dallas Coryell

PROMO POST: Melody's Key by Dallas Coryell

Hello, everyone! Today, I am hosting a promo post for Melody's Key! There is also an excerpt included in this post from this book! Hope you enjoy!!
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Synopsis:
“His eyes settled on her…piercing green embers of flame that revealed the ferocity of his pain and passion, yet still shrouded him under veils of ever deepening mystery that made every ounce of her ache to unravel him.”

Tegan Lockwood’s dreams were dead, sacrificed on the noble altar of duty before they ever had a chance to live. Her entire existence was disappearing into the abyss of apathy as she labored her days away keeping her family’s struggling business alive. There would be no emotion, no color, no beauty in her life. That is, until a mysterious visitor begins to draw her out of the darkness of her past towards something that will challenge the boundaries of her world, and unlock the most deeply held secrets of her heart.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dallas Coryell is a musician and author residing deep in the untamed wilds of Michigan, USA, where he desperately attempts to assign meaning to his world through bouts of maniacal creative catharsis and pitifully doomed hopeless romantic fantasies.
All of the songs written by the characters in this novel are real and can be viewed on the author’s fledgling YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DallasCoryell1
Selfies and other assorted randomness can be found on the author’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dallascoryell

EXCERPT
    “It's just an expression, I assume you have those in America?” This time Tegan completely intended the playful sarcasm that dripped from the comment. She even ventured a slight grin to put him on the defensive a little, but Mason was quick with his reply.

    “Yes, we have them. For example, don't judge a book by its cover.”

    Mason had smiled disarmingly when he said it, but the underlying message to her was clear. Considering what happened at the pub, perhaps she had been a tad hasty in her judgment of his character. Tegan bundled the tools she had been cleaning and attempted to pick them up all at once in order to move them into the shed, but before she could take two steps they began slipping from her hands. Just as she expected to see the entire bunch go crashing to the ground, Mason’s hands appeared and encircled hers, stabilizing the load. His hands were strong, but soft, and their sudden steadying warmth took her completely off guard.

    She had been careful to avoid looking directly at him during their entire exchange so far, but her discipline wavered for one instant and she allowed herself to meet his gaze. She immediately regretted it. His eyes were two fiery emeralds that seemed to have already been waiting millennia for her to find them. The depth they held was something she had not expected; there was profound suffering there, but also something wild and passionate and unbridled...like the feeling she got while walking through the estate gardens after a summer storm.

    Somehow his eyes burned through the walls of her meticulously constructed defenses as if they were flash paper. She felt as though he was somehow seeing her...the
real her, instead of the protective fa├žade she normally projected to people she didn’t know. In that instant of unexpected vulnerability Tegan was surprised to find she was capable of anything. She felt the boundaries and inhibitions that normally constrained her fading like a winter sunset.

    A moment after Tegan felt the hurricane begin to stir within her, she smothered it for fear of being consumed.
Where in the world is this coming from? She had only been looking at him for a moment, but it felt as though they had been staring at each other for hours. She abruptly pulled her hands free, which sent the tools clattering loudly into the dirt. In truth, she had forgotten they were suspended between their interlocked hands. Grateful for the distraction, she kneeled down and began gathering the fallen load, which he immediately assisted her with. Between them, they got all the tools to the shed in one trip. As the electricity of the moment faded, Tegan began feeling silly for even thinking such ridiculous things. I know nothing about him. She made a mental note not to look into his eyes again. There was a reason so many girls went crazy over him, and he probably knew exactly what he was doing with those eyes...and that crooked smile.

That's it for this Promo Post! Make sure to check out this book and thanks for reading!

Monday, July 18, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #26

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #26

        Hello, everybody! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? This weekly meme is hosted by 
Book Date. Every week we share what we just finished, what we are currently reading, and what we are planning on reading next! :)
Let's dive right in! ;D

Currently Reading
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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Recently Finished
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3 out of 5 Stars
Review to come on Thursday!

Planning On Reading This Week
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The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers


So, I am officially in a reading slump, but I am going to try to finish these two books this week. :)

That about covers it! Share with me your It's Monday! What Are You Reading's! Have you read any of these? Your thoughts?

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Also, I will be posting a giveaway once I reach 150 followers on Bloglovin!!

Hope you all have a great week and hope to see you next week!! ;D

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Post: July 11-17, 2016

Sunday Post: July 11-17, 2016
Sunday Post
Sunday Post is a weekly meme that is hosted by  Kimberly @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a great week! This week I got officially switched to full time for my job. So, that means I have much less time to read and post posts. I will continue to post the weekly meme's but, there will be less of the other posts.
Anyways, let's dive right in.




Books Read This Week
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REVIEW TO COME NEXT WEEK!!

Currently Reading
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Newest Find in Music that I am Obsessing Over!
Why So Lonely by the Wonder Girls


This wraps up this week. If you would like to see more of my posts in the future, please follow on Bloglovin!!!

Share with me your Weekly Recaps or Sunday Posts! I'll be sure to check them out!

Thanks for reading and hope you all have a great rest of your  week!:D

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #25

Waiting on Wednesday #25

Hello, everyone!! It's Wednesday and that means its time for *drum roll* Waiting on Wednesday!!
        Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! ;)
         This weeks most anticipated read is The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles!
RELEASE DATE:  January 31, 2017

22296822It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods--only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe's evil attacker and others like him. Forbidden to reveal himself to anyone other than his victims, X casts aside the Lowlands' rules for Zoe. As X and Zoe learn more about their different worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them.

Gripping and full of heart, this epic journey will bring readers right to the edge of everything.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #23 {Ten Bookish Facts About Me}

Top Ten Tuesday #23
This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Hello, everybody! I hope you all have had a great week so far! It's Tuesday so, that means that it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week is Ten Bookish Facts About Me. Let's dive right in!


Ten Bookish Facts About Me

1. I can read e-books faster but, I prefer reading physical books.

2. My first young adult book was Fallen by Lauren Kate. This book and series is that got me so into reading. Today, it is one of my top favorite series.
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3. My favorite classic novel is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien!

4. Even though The Hobbit is one of my favorite novels in general, I still haven't read the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

5. After reading a book I plan to review, I have to write the review right after I finished reading it. I feel like that is when I can write the best review I can. :)

6. I have never read or listened to a audiobook...


7. I didn't read Harry Potter until last year... But, I freaking loved it! Why did I wait so long?!?


8. Sirius is my favorite characters from Harry Potter. I love him so much that when I move out in two years, I plan to get a dog and name him Sirius.   

9. I always take a book with me to work. Whenever we get a small break, I spend that time reading. :)

10. My favorite book is Die for Me by Amy Plum! :D Go Team Jules!!


That's it for this Top Ten Tuesday! What are some Bookish Facts about you? Also, share with me your Top Ten Tuesdays!

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Hope to see you next week!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #25

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #25

      
  Hello, everybody! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? This weekly meme is hosted by Book Date. Every week we share what we just finished, what we are currently reading, and what we are planning on reading next! :)
Let's dive right in! ;D

Currently Reading
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Recently Finished
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The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Planning On Reading This Week
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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

So, I am officially in a reading slump, but I am going to try to finish these two books this week. :)

That about covers it! Share with me your It's Monday! What Are You Reading's! Have you read any of these? Your thoughts?

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Also, I will be posting a giveaway once I reach 150 followers on Bloglovin!!

Hope you all have a great week and hope to see you next week!! ;D

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Post: July 4 - 10, 2016

Sunday Post: July 4 - 10, 2016
Sunday Post
Sunday Post is a weekly meme that is hosted by  Kimberly @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a great week!
Let's dive right in! ;D




Books Read This Week
So, I am officially in a reading slump. :'( I going to try to finish Remi's Choice by Wednesday and have the review up either Thursday or Friday.

Currently Reading
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Newest Find in Music that I am Obsessing Over!
Ribbon by Beast

This wraps up this week. If you would like to see more of my posts in the future, please follow on Bloglovin!!!

Share with me your Weekly Recaps or Sunday Posts! I'll be sure to check them out!

Thanks for reading and hope you all have a great rest of your  week!:D

Friday, July 8, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Black Jewel by Cassie Clarke

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Black Jewel by Cassie Clarke


26182737Publisher: Midnight Orchid Publications

Genres: Young Adult and Fantasy

Format: eBook & Paperback
Release Date:  October 1, 2015
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Click HERE to check out Cassie Clarke's Website!

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

A city in ruin.
A forest filled with secrets.
One girl with the power to change it all.

Trapped in a mundane existence in the heart of a deadly forest, Ela often imagined what life must be like away from the trees. A world without rules and restrictions, with the freedom to do anything. She’d be safe from the ever-lurking threat of the Bowen Elders, the men who seemed so determined to hurt her best friend, Caden.

And then Caden found the map. A map that would lead them straight into the city of Ezeth.

Ela thought all her problems would be solved if she could just make her way into the city, but the outside world is nothing like she imagined. It’s filled with hidden dangers, dark magic, and secrets. Secrets about her past. And if she can't uncover the truth before it’s too late, her past could lead to the downfall of the once-great city, especially if she can’t find a way to stop the dark power rising inside the castle before it’s too late…
 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

PictureCassie Clarke lives in a small town in Wales, UK. Apart from an unhealthy obsession with young adult books, she loves tea, cake, and cat videos on the internet.

The Black Jewel is her debut novel.




Please help support this author by checking out her book! I included all of the buy links near the top of this post! Thanks so much for reading and hope you all have a nice rest of your week!! ;D

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #24

Waiting on Wednesday #24

Hello, everyone!! It's Wednesday and that means its time for *drum roll* Waiting on Wednesday!!
        Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! ;)
         This weeks most anticipated read is Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin!
RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2016

23566912Nell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs everyone now uses. But Nell is the only one whose mechanical piece is on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. As her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary idea when she has none of her own?

Then she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging on the beach—the first boy’s hand she’s ever held—and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own.

I seriously need this in my life! It sounds so original and interesting!!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #22 {Top Ten Books I Have Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads}

Top Ten Tuesday #22
This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Hello, everybody! I hope you all have had a great week so far! It's Tuesday so, that means that it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week is Top Ten Books I Have Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads. Let's dive right in! The links take you to their Goodreads page.

Top Ten Books I Have Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads
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# of Ratings: 495
My rating: 4 Stars
Click HERE for my Review!

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My Rating: 4 Stars
Click HERE for my Review!

# of Ratings: 214
My Rating: 4 Stars
Click HERE for my Review!

# of Ratings: 349
My Rating: 5 Stars

# of Ratings: 632
My Rating: 5 Stars

# of Ratings: 55
My Rating: 5 Stars
Click HERE for my Review!

# of Ratings: 1,752
My Rating: 5 Stars

# of Ratings: 1,306
My Rating: 5 Stars

# of Ratings: 1,783
My Rating: 5 Stars

# of Ratings: 897
My Rating: 5 Stars

That's it for this Top Ten Tuesday! Have you read any of these? Your thoughts? Comment it down below! Also, share with me your Top Ten Tuesdays!

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Hope to see you next week!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 4, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #24

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #24

        Hello, everybody! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? This weekly meme is hosted by 
Book Date. Every week we share what we just finished, what we are currently reading, and what we are planning on reading next! :)
Let's dive right in! ;D

Currently Reading
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Recently Finished
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The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

No Review but, this book truly amazing!!

Planning On Reading This Week
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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

That about covers it! Share with me your It's Monday! What Are You Reading's! Have you read any of these? Your thoughts?

If you would like to see more of my blog posts in the future, please follow either Bloglovin, or email!
Also, I will be posting a giveaway once I reach 150 followers on Bloglovin!!

Hope you all have a great week and hope to see you next week!! ;D

Thanks for reading!