Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Year In Books :]

The top pic where there isn't a cover, it's Curtsies & Conspiracies. I've been trying to review the correct ISBNs and that one doesn't have the cover for some reason. I might finish Fixing Delilah and finish the year at 143 :] Next year's goal, 150 books :]

What Up Wednesday!

It's the last Wednesday of the year!!!

What I'm Reading:


I'm about halfway done with Fixing Delilah, i'm really liking it :]
Thanks to Overdrive, i can now read more popular books using my Kindle Clould, so my first book is Dorothy Must Die! I like it so far :]

What I'm Watching:

King of Queens :]
This show cracks me up!

What I'm listening to:

2nd Sucks by A Day to Remember
I've been in a mood for harder music this week, and this song has a very strong message.
(Click on the pic for the Youtube video)


I purchased a car last weekend :]
Everyone i have, i have worked hard for and it's all in my name and i'm making a strong life for myself. All i need to do is keep a positive attitude and no one can knock me down.

"I'm not afraid of anything, I have the whole world in front of me"

How is your week going??

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday Book Releases!

Tuesday, December 30th :]
Only 1 whole day left in 2014!
 Here's what comes out today :]

 Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli
Based on the legend of the first Norse woman pirate.

After Us (Before & After #2) by Amber Hart
Two broken souls could make each other whole again—or be shattered forever.

Ignite (Defy #2) by Sara B. Larson
 With the fate of her nation hanging in the balance once again, will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late?

Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass
If you want more, you have to give less. 

The Ghost of You by Amanda Burckhard 

Emmy will have to decide what’s more important: learning how to forgive and move on, or holding onto the pills and the ghost of her past.

21 Proms  
From an amazing array of authors including John Green, David Levithan, E. Lockhart, Libba Bray, Ned Vizzini, and Holly Black..

I like the covers to 21 Proms and Love and Other Theories :]
I might be adding some of these to my growing pile :] 

Which of these are you most looking forward to?? 

Book Giveaway!

A book friend of mine published her first book!!!
She's hosting a giveaway for it on Goodreads!

Here's here post about it:
I'm giving away a signed copy of my book on Goodreads. (Is it tacky, advertising a book giveaway for one book site on another book site? I know a lot of my fans and friends have accounts on both sites and I don't want to exclude anyone because of that.)

The giveaway is now active and you can enter here:

This is my first giveaway and a bit of a trial run. I wanted to see how it worked, and if there was any interest. So far, I've been rushed by an onslaught of support and excitement and enthusiasm and encouragement, and it's really been so amazing. I'm really happy and grateful for that. I can't even tell you how thrilling it was to pick up an actual, physical copy of my works for the first time and actually flip through it. I got chills.

I'm excited for her success and you should enter! :]

Monday, December 29, 2014

Cover Reveal: Queen of Tomorrow

Title: Queen of Tomorrow
Series: Stolen Empire #2
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin

Goodread's Bio: Sophie—now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia—had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Now sixteen and married to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things are finally looking up. As a new day dawns, she thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces trying to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Sophie soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia, and her new empire. But even as she navigates the fragile political landscape, she quickly realizes that she has only begun to discover the tangled web of deceit and infidelity woven over the lavish court of Oranienbaum Palace.

When a strange and delicate alliance forms between the young couple, she glimpses a future of happiness, only to see it lost in a moment at the hands of those who still seek to end her life—and prevent her reign. Out of favor with the empress and running out of options, Sophie will have to sacrifice her own innocence on the altar of Russia if she is to save the nation, and herself. To survive, she will have to do the unthinkable, betray those closest to her and become something greater and more dangerous than she ever imagined she could be… a queen.

Here's the cover of the first book in the series:

And now the cover for the second book:

I really like how its still the same theme wise, lord knows how badly some of us get angry if the covers don't match :]

There's a giveaway on Goodreads for Queen of Tomorrow HERE! 

Add it to your Goodreads shelf here! 

Do you like this cover?? Have you read the first book yet?? 
Get here sooner!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Downton Abbey :]

I guess you can say i'm missing this show greatly.
Less than a week to go til i get to hear Lady Violet's sass

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Well it was a nice 6 days off, back to the grind tomorrow night!

I'm at 140 books for the year, and i want to finish at 145.

 I have about a hundred pages left in both The Madman's Daughter and Bloodlines so i'll finish those tonight. I have both sequels to them right next to me to pick up once i do finish :]

Saturday, December 27, 2014

2015 Challenge - You Read How Many Books?

I thought i should sign up for some blog challenges this year :]
I'm branching out nicely i think :]

So this is hosted by Gina :]

I have choose level 2: 150 books :]
I'm at 140 as of now so i can totally do 150 next year :]
 I'll be updating this list, probably at the end of each month since i'll be doing wrap ups and i can just do both at the same time :]

So here goes:

1. Pawn Finished 1/3
2. Captive Finished 1/4
4. The Walled City Finished 1/8
5.  Dorothy Must Die Finished 1/8
6. This is Not a Test Finished 1/9
7. The Immortal Rules Finished 1/11

Stacking the "Shelves"

I was looking for a good post to do on Saturdays, and i saw a lot of people doing Stacking the Shelves. The only difference, i almost never buy books. So i'm just gonna share what books i've add to my Goodread's "Shelves" that week :]

Added Because Zombies!

Added because of Covers

Added Because of Good Reviews Among Friends

Added to Use in the 2015 Popsugar Challenge

TBR "Shelf" before - 1308
TBR "Shelf" after - 1322

Have you read any of these?

Top 3 of 2014!

2014 has been a roller coaster for me.
I'm hoping 2015 turns out better :]

Here's my Top 3 of random things in 2014 :]


Once Upon A Time
Hello Captain Hook ;)

I binged watched the first 2 seasons on netflix and then watched season 3 as it aired on channel 4!
I'm for sure hooked! :]

Parks And Recreation
April is my spirt animal!
Her and Andy are just awesome-sauce.
I love this show and i am not dealing with having to wait on it to come back on!!!

I kept seeing this on my netflix feed and i finally watched it.
i regret that now because i want to watch all the episodes, i work the night it's on thou and have no DVR so i'm trying to ration it so i don't get too caught up!


Taylor Swift's 1989 CD
Just buy this and hit repeat all, you're welcome!

The Classic Crime's Albatross CD
This is an old CD, came out in 2006, but again, buy it, repeat-all, you're welcome!

Stay by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
This song is so beautiful and no matter what song i wanted to listen to on Youtube, i always play this right afterwards. 


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
This makes me sad, i didn't get to see this in theaters. Long story behind that. So i had to wait til this came out on DVD, and i've probably watched it easily 10 times since i got it. It's so good and so powerful!
I have yet to see the Mocking Jay pt 1 :[ i'm thinking this sunday i might just go by myself and see it

I will admit, i love this more than my 4yr old does. I borrow it from the library often and he hates watching it! I also watched in on both airplane trips i took this year, and the people in the seat next to me, gave me some looks! oh well. If you haven't seen it, do it! :]

Silver Linings Playbook
I just watched this because of JLaw, but then i just loved it, so now i watch it maybe once a month. It's an uplifting movie and it cheers me up :]

I'm bad with movies, hence why none of these came out this year. For one, movie tickets in my area are $13.50 a ticket! That's crazy! For two, anything over 1hr30mins, i can't sit still enough for that, i have some issues with my joints and it hurts badly. So i haven't even been to a theater this year! :/

I can't think of anything else to do top 3 of!

Do you like any of my top 3s??