Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday Tracks [82]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays are dedicated to music thanks to this feature! Created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. 
Now, this week song is...


Artist: Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Album: Black Panther Soundtrack

favorite part of the lyrics: Fuck you and all your expectations. I don't even want your congratulations.

Hear me next Thursday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

[Series Review] The Unforgettable Duet, by: Brooke Blaine

The Unforgettable Duet


by: Brooke Blaine
Publication Date: February 10th & 28th, 2018
Read Date: March 14th, 2018
Genre: MM Romance, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 165 & 151


Three sugars, two creamers.
That’s how you took your coffee every morning at Joe’s Grab ’N Go.
But you don’t remember that.
You don’t remember anything.
Anything, that is, except me…
That day…
And the tragedy that catapulted us together.


My worst nightmare and your greatest fear became a reality:
You don’t remember me.
You don’t remember the accident or the weeks afterward.
You don’t remember my bed as your safe place, or when, against all odds, you fell for me.
You remember me only as the casual acquaintance you saw as you grabbed your daily coffee.
Three sugars, two creamers.

Perhaps an acquaintance is all I’ll ever be to you now.
Maybe I can shoulder the heartbreak and the loss of you if it means you’ll be happy.
You remember me when.

my overall rate

I have always loved the collabs of this author with Ella Frank, so I said "why the hell not?" to read a book only by Brooke Blaine. I took that walk to the "wild side" and my heart broke TWICE but was back up again with just one page. I swear that I saw everything coming and I still had a heart attack.

The story is just as it sounds. These two boys have seen each other every day for the past months at Joe's Grab 'N Go. But today was different for Ollie because he finally spoke to Bluebird, real name Reid. Small talk, but it was something. Ollie is a paramedic, so when a call came in of a crash near him... he never thought in the middle of it all would be Reid.

Everything goes around something as fragile as the memory. Reid lost a chunk of it with the crash, but gain a lot more, Ollie. The banter of these two was OFF THE CHARTS. It made me laugh so many times. But it also made me swoon so many other times. Reid is frustrated because he doesn't remember much, but the broken heart will be ours and Ollie when time passes. That's everything I will say about what is to happen. I seriously don't want to give much away.

My favorite character hands down was Mike. OH, MY GOD, I couldn't stop laughing whenever he was on the scene. He made everything way better, but he also made Ollie see everything from the outside. He would knock some sense into him like no one's business. I swear I was totally in love with Mike. His wife was as hilarious as him, but she didn't appear much, sadly.

I don't want to describe Ollie or Reid in much detail, but my fave between the two was Ollie. He was a rock, a champion. I swear he was made of steel because is something like that happens to me, I'll throw myself from the nearest bridge (joking, but not much).

Overall, Brooke Blaine is a good damn author that you need to read, either alone or in collab she is da boss. Kudos to her! Read the books.

Waiting on Wednesday [132]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


by: Mary HK Choi
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult


For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

[Release Blitz] Ride Dirty, by: Laura Kaye

From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes RIDE DIRTY, a new novella in her Raven Riders Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

Raven Riders #3.5


by: Laura Kaye
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Genre: Romance, Adult

Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.

And then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.

Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed.

But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.

Amazon US | AU | CA | UK | Goodreads


“What do I do?” Emma asked.

We,” Caine said as an urgent, demanding possessiveness dug its claws into his soul. Dug them in, deep.

And it was, without question, something he’d never felt before in his whole life. When you felt as unworthy as he did, you rarely believed that you deserved to possess anything at all. But now, in the face of her vulnerability, Caine dared to hope that he might deserve...what? Not her, exactly, because after being viewed as no more than a possession by the couple that ran his group home, the idea of possessing another person made his stomach roll. But maybe the chance to get to know her, at the very least. And maybe even the chance to give her the things he’d always wanted but never been able to have.

Jesus, even daring to hope for such things made him feel like the bottom might fall right out from underneath of him. And when that happened, he’d just fall and fall and fall…

But if she was going to be brave, he sure the fuck would, too. “We’ll figure this out, Emma. Do you hear me? You’re not in this alone.” His voice sounded like it’d been scoured with sandpaper.

She peered up at him, and her bottom lip trembled a little more. “Promise?”

“Jesus, come here,” he rasped, hauling her in against his chest. He held her tight with one arm and stroked her hair back with the other. And Christ, she felt so good there. So warm and soft against all his cold hardness. So right. These thoughts were so foreign to him he hardly knew what to do with them, but that didn’t make them any less true. He had to swallow around a knot of emotion before he could go on, but when he finally did, his voice was rock solid again. “I give you my word, Emma.”

He made one more promise, too, but this one he kept to himself. Once, he’d failed to protect someone he should’ve. Worse than that, her death had been his fault.

Caine vowed to himself—he wouldn’t make the same mistake twice.

This time, he’d rather die first.


Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Raven Riders, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. 

Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. 

Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

[Review] Shiver, by: Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine


by: Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Publication Date: October 15th, 2017
Read Date: March 11th, 2018
Genre: MM Romance, BSDM, Dark, Adult
Format: ebook
Pages: 302


Wide-eyed and innocent, you stumbled into my world, never knowing the danger that lurked within. The Wolfe’s Den is no place for a little lamb, but you came anyway, and from the moment you stepped inside, you were mine.

In my life there are no happy accidents. Every move is carefully orchestrated. Every situation premeditated. That’s what makes the hunt so intoxicating.

What you need, I become.

What you crave, I will give.

Except the one thing you desire above all else—love.

Everything I told you is true—I’m not a good man, but you choose what you want to hear.

You shouldn’t have come that night. Maybe then you’d be safe. But it’s too late now.

I want you because you remind me of him. I need you to give me back what I lost.

my rate

You know that Ella Frank is my go-to girl for MM romance, but I swear that she forgot something in this book. The damn end. And I'm truly mad about that little detail and I don't think I will get over it, sorry. Apart from that, the book was a page-turner. It just wants you to read it all in one sitting, so I did.

Yes, for the Fifty Shades vibe. Salvatore Wolfe is the other of a BSDM club. Jesse Clark has never been in that environment, but Wolfe knows he's perfect. After that day, Wolfe begins to prey on his little lamb. Jesse doesn't know, but he is in for the ride of his life. These two attract more than magnets. But Wolfe's ming is fucked up and Jesse wants in everywhere. He might not like what he finds.

Wolfe is rich, check.
Wolfe is dominant, check.
Wolfe is a control-freak, check.
Jesse is the best bet for Wolfe, but there's much in the past that prevents them to actually be happy. I hate that the book keeps going on and on about things but not on the stuff that I was really into. Like the romance. Like a freaking happy ending or an end for example. I get that the book is not supposed to be a romance, but a girl can hope. I understand that the book had so many fucked up things, but at the end... is still a book, still fiction and I enjoyed how everything was written. I loved how Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine did these characters, so I'm good.

What I'm not good with? The end. As I said I will never move on with the fact that these two authors didn't give me an end like they always write them. I'm so mad and just for that, I'm giving this book three stars. Sorry, not sorry. I actually don't recommend this book because the end made me suffer a lot and I don't want anyone feeling what I did. That's my piece.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

[Review] Robbie, by: Ella Frank

Confessions #1


by: Ella Frank
Publication Date: March 8th, 2018
Read Date: March 10th, 2018
Genre: MMM Romance, Adult
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 297


Relationships are complex.
Love ever-changing.
And when it comes to rules of the heart,
they were made to be broken…

That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway.
Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what—or who—he’d done.

No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter Bitches, and the apparent need to confess all his weaknesses to the two men he knew would bring him nothing but trouble.

But trouble was nothing new.

Just ask his crazy sisters or any of his friends, and they’d be the first to tell you:
If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it.

And thus begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick.

my rate

As I have said before, I am not into books in where there's a love triangle. But the ones like Peeta, Katniss, and Gale, more like a threesome way. So, when I noticed that the story of Robbi was going to go that way, it pained me. I seriously thought of scratching his story off and not reading it, but Ella Frank writing is so good, that I had to give it a chance. I went in with an open mind and came out more in love with her and her characters than ever before. I seriously would love to be one of her characters, because she writes them good and does them justice.

That was the quick down of what happened after I finish the book. Now, after a few hours later, I have better words to say everything that I feel about this new series and this new book of Ella Frank. She writes MM Romance like I have never read before, therefore she's my number one whenever I want to read some of it because I feel like it (Take and Trust being my faves). Robbie was a sideline character, in the beginning, someone that you saw two times and that's it, but then he became part of the story when something major happened in his life. Now he has his own story, his own series with two other characters that appeared out of nowhere and now cannot live outside my mind. Joel Priestly is a jerk, from day one no one really liked him but he was a good asset to have. Julien Thorton is a charmer. These two combined are made for Robbie. Robbie Bianchi balance these two out better than anyone else.

This book was, mostly, about entering into this world that I never wanted to read before. It was about Robbie venturing into the possibility of Priest and Julien together with him. The book gives you all the details of the relation of Priest and Julien, and how Robbie fit with them. What this book was not, was a background check of these two. Robbie basically knows shit about them, and so do I. I want to know all their baggage. And I simply cannot wait what makes these two how they are. Priest a control freak to the extreme and Julien an anxious man that cannot step into a hospital without a panic attack. There's more to these characters and I want to read it ASAP. Plus, the fact that Robbie's family don't much of his sexcapades might cause a slight problem.

I cannot express of good this book was written. The feeling that I need to read more is so primal that I seriously feel like I have a book hangover. I need more NOW. Why would the author always do this to me? I hate cliffhangers. Overall, this book was a double WOW. There were some parts in where my only thought it was how perfect the scenes were written. So, be prepared for your mind to be blown. That's my piece.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday Tracks [81]

Ohhh! You know, and if you don't you'll know now, that I LOVE, love, LoVe music. Just as I live and breathe words, I live and breathe music. Those two things are just part of me as any other organ in my body. As you can see in my Music page, I hear music while reading! My Thursdays are dedicated to music thanks to this feature! Created to share what song, album, playlist, artist I got stuck in my head every week. 
Now, this week song is...


Artist: Kendrick Lamar & The Weeknd
Album: Black Panther Soundtrack

favorite part of the lyrics: Tell me who's gon' save me from this hell. Without you, I'm all alone.

Hear me next Thursday!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday [131]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Illuminae Files #3


by: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Release Date: March 13th, 2017

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday [73]

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookis in June 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...

Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

He collects people like some people collect coins, indiscriminately and greedily. Now I'm lost deep in his catalog, underserving of any distinction."
--- Seven Ways We Lie, by Riley Redsgate

Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."
--- Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does."
--- The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

How much did it hurt? It was like a million paper cuts on my heart."
--- The Truth About Alice, by Jennifer Mathieu

I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever."
--- Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins

Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know."
--- Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read."
--- Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be."
--- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you."
--- The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White

Be the kind of friend that you want to have.
This is what it all boils down to. Listen when they bitch. Tell them they'll be okay. Go over and check in on their cat when they're on vacation. Call them on their birthday, or better yet bake a cake in the shape of their initial. Keep their secrets. Treat them like what they are--the rare person in this world who gives a fuck about you not because they have to, but because they want to. Give a fuck about them."
--- Adulting, by Kelly Williams Brown

There are so, so many more, but I chose these ones. What are yours?