BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Release Blitz For INKING SCARS (Ink & Metal #1) by M.A. Stacie




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Book Title:  Inking Scars 
Author: M.A. Stacie 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult 
Release Date: Jan 17, 2017 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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Love will always leave a mark, no matter how fleeting.
Tattoo artist, Seth Baxter, has had enough loss to last him a lifetime. Focused and driven, he channels his energy into making his store is the best in the business. The one thing he can certainly do without is the return of his ex-girlfriend.
Bexley Way is lost. She runs back to the only person who can help her. She’s willing to take Seth’s hurt as long as he’ll offer her the solace she craves. He needs her help in the store and she’s desperate for his forgiveness, as well as his personal brand of security.
Secrets are kept by both of them, even when their old, unresolved, feelings resurface. Each day spent in her presence is a step forward for Seth. Their relationship was never truly over to him. Yet Bexley keeps so much to herself. Protecting her heart. Protecting Seth.
But when Bexley is faced with the true horror of her situation, she has no choice but to reveal it all to Seth. However, the words barely leave her lips before it all takes a deadly turn, leaving behind more anguish than ever before.
Are Seth and Bexley strong enough to right a past wrong and give themselves a permanent future?

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Blog Tour/GIFs & Giveaway For DAMAGED GOODS (Blank Slate #2) by Jennifer Bardsley


Title: DAMAGED GOODS
Author: Jennifer Bardsley
Pub. Date: Jan 17, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300
Find it: Goodreads  | Amazon | B&N

Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She’s finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo,
and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School. 
But the scars of Blanca’s Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca’s only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead. While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca’s life is in peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe.


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Release Tour & Guest Post For THEODORA by Christina McKnight

Friendship…Loyalty…and Honor above all.
Out Jan 17th – Regency Romance, Theodora by Christina McKnight,
 the first in the Lady Archer’s Creed series.

Follow the blitz and enter to #win a First In Series paperback 
prize pack including Shunned No More, The Thief Steals Her Earl, and 
Theodora by Christina McKnight.

Title: Theodora
Series: Lady Archer’s Creed (Book One)
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency 
Release Date: Jan 17, 2017


Friendship…
Lady Theodora Montgomery departed Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality to attend her first London Season—her three dearest friends by her side. With her sharp wit and skill on the archery field, Theo is far more interested in winning a large purse prize than securing a husband. But when she is unmasked on the tourney grounds, her face exposed to all, she fears her identity and days spent gallivanting around London will cause not only her undoing, but the downfall of her friends as well. 
Loyalty…
Mr. Alistair Price, heir to the elderly Viscount Melton, arrived in London with his eight younger siblings in tow. He is charged with keeping his family name above reproach until the Season starts and his sister, Miss Adeline Price, is presented to society—though that proves far more difficult than Alistair ever expected when he discovers his rebellious sister climbing down the side of their townhouse and scurrying off to Whitechapel for an archery tournament. His focus remains on saving his family from the certain ruin and disgrace Adeline’s actions invites—until Alistair catches sight of another female archer, her arrow connecting with far more than the center of her target.
And honor above all…
With Theodora’s future—and that of her friends—in jeopardy, will she agree to a marriage devoid of affection, or risk everything for the man who won her heart?

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway For HORRIBLY MARVELOUS: THE DIARY OF CYNDI VICTORIA CHASE by Troy CLE

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Hello Readers!
Welcome to the Book Blitz for
Horribly Marvelous: The Diary of Cyndi Victoria Chase
(Part One: Miracle Week)
by Troy CLE!

This book is part of the Marvelous World series
published by
Simon and Schuster and
Random House Listening Library.
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Horribly Marvelous: The Diary of Cyndi Victoria Chase
(Part One: Miracle Week)
by Troy CLE
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2016
Available for Purchase:
Cyndi Victoria Chase’s junior year was supposed to be about fun and getting into college while desperately dodging the pitfalls of being awkward and painfully self-conscious. All of that was derailed when the massacre of two of her Alonis Academy classmates marked the beginning of a local epidemic. That did not sit well with Cyndi, who is a highly imaginative girl living in her own “Naturally Augmented Reality” where she can flawlessly detect when someone is lying and see people’s words come to life right in front of her eyes. She’ll discover that she’s up against a vicious trans-dimensional and intergalactic threat that has dropped chaos upon her life, school, and town. Cyndi is Cyndi and will always be compelled to fight back; her powerful foes better be prepared for a battle that will become historic throughout the galaxy.
This book is part of the Marvelous World series published by Simon and Schuster and Random House Listening Library.
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Blog Tour & Playlist For PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES by Stacey Trombley


Title: Pushing the Boundaries
Series: Off Limits #1
Author: Stacey Trombley
Genre: YA Romance
Publishers: Entangled Teen Crush
(Jan 16, 2017)
Paperback: 185 pages
ISBN: 978-1682813867

Myra goes to Haiti with one goal: take the photograph that will win a scholarship and prove to her uber-traditional family that she has what it takes to be a photographer instead of a doctor. Her camera has always been her shield against getting too close to anyone, but she didn’t expect the hot teen translator who has an ability to see past her walls.
Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe.
The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams.
If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives.



 Guest Post-Playlist


Music always plays a big role in my writing. It’s such a great way to find inspiration and promote more *feeling*. I usually use Spotify for my book play lists (I make one for every one I write, and even some I don’t end up writing!) Some songs are fitting for the whole book, the theme, the setting etc, or one scene or one character but they all have a place and feel like part of the book by the end of it (sometimes it even feels weird that readers don’t know the songs!)

Here is my official Pushing The Boundaries Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1256535719/playlist/6icxoIgai82mQym1kJbOjh

In that playlist are some great songs, like Heart Attack by Demi Lavato which totally fits my character Myra. She’s afraid of love and closed off emotionally but somehow there is that one boy who finds a way to cause all the walls to crumble! 

“You make me glow, but I cover up
Won’t let it show, so I’m
Putting my defenses up
Cause I don’t wanna fall in love
If I ever did that
I think I’d have a heart attack” (Heart Attack Demi Lavato)

Better Together by Jack Johnson, which is fitting for both characters but Elias especially since he’s the one who really peruses her, who believes they are better together. Also, I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift, which unfortunately isn’t on Spotify but I still loved for this book. 

“Love is the answer,
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together” (Better Together, Jack Johnson)


I also have several songs by Nu Look (Time, Until When, Rein Que Toi, Haiti, Quel Espoir) who is an amazing Haitian artist who sings in Creole (the language of Haiti). All of this songs are very cool, not that I can understand most of the words! But the feeling behind them, and the music is what really matters!

More songs from my Pushing The Boundaries playlist:


Natalie Imberglia- Torn
If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys
Broken- Seether
Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey

Sparks Fly- Taylor Swift

Stacey Trombley lives in Ohio with her husband, new baby boy and the sweetest Rottweiler you’ll ever meet. Any chance she has she’s off doing or learning something new. She went on her first mission trip to Haiti at age twelve and is still dying to go back. Her “places to travel” list is almost as long as her “books to read” list. 




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January 16, 2017 – Jennifer M. Eaton – Guest Post
January 16, 2017 – Diana’s Book Reviews – Spotlight
January 17, 2017 – A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight
January 17, 2017 – Books Direct – Guest Post
January 17, 2017 – Chapter by Chapter – Interview
January 17, 2017 – Becky on Books – Review
January 18, 2017 – To Be Read – Review
January 18, 2017 – Susan Heim on Writing – Guest Post
January 18, 2017 – BookHounds YA – Interview
January 18, 2017 – The book slayer – Review
January 19, 2017 – Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review & Guest Post
January 19, 2017 – BooksChatter – Interview
January 19, 2017 – The Avid Book Collector – Spotlight
January 19, 2017 – Dani Reviews Things – Guest Post
January 19, 2017 – Comfort Books – Interview
January 20, 2017 – Books,Dreams,Life – Interview
January 20, 2017 – I Read Indie – Guest Post
January 20, 2017 – The Avid Reader – Interview
January 20, 2017 – I am not a bookworm! – Review

January 20, 2017 – A Book Addict’s Bookshelves – Spotlight