Life Update!!

Hey guys! 

We are so sorry we haven’t been posting. Life, School, Work, and everything has been going on But we will be catching on everything. Thank you so much to everyone who is following and supporting. You guys are amazing!! Much love. (>. <) 💙💙

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Mystery Blogger Tag (^^)

 

 

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Hey everyone, 

So, this is my first tag called “The Mystery Blogger Award” and I was tagged by Books “n” Review Oh My . Thank you for tagging me. If you guys don’t know about her please go check out her page she is so sweet and she has a bookstagram ( Instagram account for books) too!! so give her a follow. Her Instagram link is on her page!  

Alright lets get this going.This tag was originally created by Okoto Enigma  you guys should go check them out.

RULES:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

 

Three Things About Me: 

  • I can speak English/Spanish and can semi speak and understand Italian/Japanese. German VERY basic.
  • I own 5.1 dogs. (I never count my chihuahua as a full number cause she so tiny)
  • I’ll be graduating hopefully next year w/two diplomas. Language Arts and Pet Science.

 

QUESTIONS ASKED: 

1.What’s your favorite underrated book?

  • I love the “Lacey Hannigan Series” by Elaine Pierson. A paranormal romance about werewolves. LOVE it!

2.If you could insert yourself in any book which one would it be and why?

  • Any book…..Throne Of Glass world to help Sam Cortland or Harry Potter cause like who doesn’t want to be a wizard and have powers, Duh! 

3.Which genre of movies do you love to watch?

  • I love Horror and Rom-Com.

4. Audio books yay or nay?

  • Depends. It all depends on the narrator cause theren are some that bore you but others that SUCK you in! “The Call” by Peadar O’Guilin the audiobook was amazing!!

5.If you were to go on a double date with any fictional characters, who would they be? (weird question) 

  • Sam Cortland (from ToG) My date for sure! and……I can’t think of any one else cause I don’t think I wantto share my time w/him w/anyone else. (^^)> 

 

I Nominate: (I know its suppose to be 10-20 people but i’ll  choose 5)

accioallthebooks

Nikki The Night is Dark and Full of Books

Megan @bookslayerReads

It’s Feyre

Emily Herring Dunn

Questions to answer:

  • What’s your favorite retelling?
  • Who are your top 5 Bookish Boyfriends?
  • What is your favorite mythical creature?
  • What anticipated read are you looking forward too the most?
  • If you could be any book, what book would you be any why? (weird question)

That’s it. Thank You for reading!!

Untill next time, Angie xx

Let’s Talk About…

Let’s Talk About…

Sex. Just kidding. We’re not going to talk about that so cool your hormones. I actually wanted to talk about…what did I want to talk about? ANGIE! Help me out here…

A: I keep reading that and it cracks me up!!! “Sex. just kidding” hahahahhahahaha

S: Teehee 😇

Well I just heard devastating news from Angie not long ago and although it may not be devastating to most, it is to me. (Insert over dramatic crying😩😫😭)

We just found out that the last book of TOG is DELAYED until NEXT YEAR!!! (dun dun duuuuunnn). I mean how horrible is that?!

Fucking Chaol…😒😑

Yea, I said it. The reason why the last book of TOG isn’t coming out until 2018 is because Chaol’s “novella” ended up turning into a “novel”. So because of that they are releasing his novel first. What the fuck?! I mean I don’t mind cuz Angie and I don’t have to wait that long since we still haven’t read Empire of Storms (we’re working on it but please, no spoilers; although we have been spoiling certain things on our own which flipping sucks). But it’s still devastating though! Cuz I know that once we are done reading EOS we have to wait a flippin’ year!! What the Flippin’ Fuck???!!

I do have to admit it is rather strategic. Get people excited for the last book but WAIT…we’ll postpone but here is this “filler” to satisfy your TOG needs while you wait longer for the grand finale!!

Geez I sound bitter, I don’t mean to but if I do then it’s because I’m in grief.😩😖

“I’ve regressed and gotten old, and I only have a few seconds of gravity left before it all comes crashing down on me.” (insert dramatic cry) That ladies and gents is a paraphrased quote from the marvelous play Motherfucker With The Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis (the one where I’m assistant stage manager)

Which by the way, if you want to see it just contact me for the link to purchase the tickets. It is their final 2 weeks in performing so go watch them now while you can! (It’s in LA by the way, and by LA I mean Los Angeles, not Louisiana)😏

I digress!

Does anyone else feel upset about the final TOG book getting delayed? How do you feel about Chaol fucking up the process and making us wait longer? Are you interested in reading his novella?? Opps, I mean NOVEL??

Still bitter…I know…

I luv ya Chaol but I don’t really want to read your book, I’m more interested in the last installment but I will fall into the marketing trick and buy it anyway because I NEED my TOG fix after I finish reading EOS. Cuz I know Angie and I will be in despair after the emotional train-wreck we will go on together.

What are your thoughts people of the world? Are you just as bitter as I am? Or do you just not care about my heart breaking over this dilemma? (Geez, dramatic much? Of course no one cares ya DQ)(Which stands for Dairy Queen not Drama Queen)…(wait..)

*When you’re so dramatic that you talk to yourself even on the computer*😃

Let me know your thoughts! Comment down below, Subscribe (or follow, I still don’t know how this thing works), and like if ya like it. And if ya don’t then ya can walk right out that door on your left. Just kidding. (or am I?) No but really, I’m kidding. Just don’t be a bully.🤓💕

Written by the Oh So Dramatically in Despair, Steph aka CrownTheRivers

 

BOOK HAUL #2

Because of the long list of books that I got, I feel like sharing the many kinds of books I got from BookBub. I haven’t mentioned this but if you sign up, you choose the genres you are interested in and they send you the books that are temporarily discounted/free at the moment along with the link as to where you can get it (Amazon, B&N, iBooks, etc.). So if you notice that the genres I post are quite similar then don’t worry, that’s just what I’m into. If you sign up you can of course change it up. But I think as a book lover it’s a great thing to be signed up for.

I believe that because of BookBub I ended up signing up for something else where I entered a giveaway where authors would email me and give me opportunities to be on their ARC team. It’s pretty interesting although I do get like hundreds of emails because I’m on the mailing list of over 200 authors so yea haha. It’s great though, I love it, just a little hard to keep up with due to my schedule. Regardless, I still love it.

Anyway, here is the continuation to the last BookHaul post. I hope you all enjoy!

  1. Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls) by L.A. Cotton

Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls Book 1) by [Cotton, L A]Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved three-thousand miles across state to escape. The memories…the whispers…the pain.

Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when she meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn’t smiled in almost sixteen months; not since the night her life changed forever, and despite her guilt…her loyalty, Ana can’t deny that Jackson is breathing life back into her. With Jackson by her side, Ana wants to believe that she can heal and move on. But she isn’t the only one living a lie, and the small private Academy has secrets of its own. All is not what it seems, and Ana is about to find herself in a tangled web of lies; fighting for survival, again.

Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

Oooooo the suspense! This seems like it’ll be entertaining and I honestly think it’s an ARC…well if it is then apologizes in advance. I really need to keep track on which one’s are ARCs haha cuz I have a long list apparently. It might be a while before I start reading this (who am I kidding it will be) but once I do I will post a review and let ya know muh thoughts.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loyalty-and-lies-l-a-cotton/1121139522?ean=2940151687621

 2. Fall With Me (#4), Forever With You (#5) (Wait for You Series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

So I got both these books at different times thru this wonderful website that is bookbub and I haven’t started reading them because I prefer to read the first book, even if it’s a stand-alone series. Mainly because (even though I know the couple will eventually end up together) there is a mystery to each book on how the couple manage after their story and all that good stuff. I like to keep that sense of mystery. If I read a stand-alone series and read it out of order, I tend to not really ride the journey with the couple and the end result of the story isn’t as exciting.

I do hope to get on this series soon because I love reading books by Jennifer L. Armentrout. My favorite series of hers is actually the Covenant Series (I think it’s still called that), the first book being Half-Blood. I really wish this series becomes a movie because it’s amazing and so movie worthy and I just need to play Alex so bad! (my actress brain is anticipating for the day it is made into a move/tv series)

I’ll put the link for the 4th and 5th book as well as the 1st book in order down below that way you guys can check the series out:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wait-for-you-j-lynn/1114701569?ean=9780062294777

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fall-with-me-jennifer-l-armentrout/1119887863?ean=9780062362742

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forever-with-you-jennifer-l-armentrout/1120999081?ean=9780062362766

3. Sasha’s Dilemma (Dilemma Series) by T.L. Smith

Sasha's Dilemma (The Dilemma Series Book 1) by [Smith, T.L]LOVE- it’s a common word that people take for granted. As for me, Sasha Adams, I have seen that love isn’t everything, though sometimes it’s meant to be. But to be honest, I never wanted it. That has been my plan for as long as I can remember. The only person I ever wanted to love is my sister Lola. But then I met not one no, not even two- but three beautiful men.

Dylan, the doctor, had his head screwed on tight. Josh, well, he was a tattooed sex machine playboy. Then there was Brax, the rock star. It was clear they all wanted my heart, but I wouldn’t give it to any of them willingly.

Unwillingly, I fell hard, but there was a part of me that knew he could destroy me. So I refused to give him all of me, and now he’s returned and determined to win me back. I just need to decide if love is worth the chance of destruction.

I’m bumping this series up on my list cuz hot damn🔥🔥. I really want to read this now haha. I actually love writing the book haul post because I look at all the books I’ve ignored/forgotten before and can actually say I have books to read now (even though I have  butt load on my list). But I really do enjoy writing this post because it makes me realize that I have a lot more interesting books in my library already and I don’t need to look far anymore.

I’m excited for this read because the suspense of who she will choose and who she’s talking about in the end truly intrigues me. And I just need to read to find out. So get it now if you’re just as curious as me cuz it’s free on ebook.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sashas-dilemma-tl-smith/1118892926?ean=2940046252644

4. An Education in Royalty (Somerset Series) by Heather C. Myers

An Education in Royalty: A Somerset Novel (Somerset Series Book 1) by [Myers, Heather C.]He wants nothing more than to sink his teeth into her flesh… Ok, hold up the syn. (pun not intended but it’s oh so fitting😉) This sounds hot already and let me just say that the vampire lovey dovey teenage sh*t has disappeared after twilight ruined it and TOG and ACOTAR introduced Fae into my thirsty life. But this syn. has already got me hooked and damn do I want to read this sh*t now. Ok…continue the syn…

He wants nothing more than to sink his teeth into her flesh and turn her into what he was – a vampire. But he can’t. And she wants nothing more than to run away from this assignment. But she won’t.

Elizabeth Grant is a top-rated assassin at the Nocturnal Defense Society. When she get san assignment to protect Nikolai Dragulia – next in line to inherit the crown and rule over vampire society – she balks. Being a royal baby-sitter to a mysterious, brooding arrogant prince is not what she signed up for, but an assignment is an assignment, and she’s a professional. As Lizzie looks deeper into possible suspects and motives, she realizes this is more than just a baby-sitting job but something that, if not resolved, can affect the entire vampire race.

*Warning: This novel has highly sexual graphic content*

That warning comes with the description so beware.

But did anyone else already find this hot? Like am I the only one or did ya feel that electricity from the mysterious hottie who is after our main gurl?? No, just me? Ok Steph, calm your hormones…

Well as you can already tell I’m more than excited to read this book so looks like my list keeps updating but oh well. I’m a bookworm, what can I do? (Read) Yes, I supposed that’s what I could do…

Best thing yet, this steamy novel is free for ebook so get it while you can.🔥🔥

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-education-in-royalty-heather-c-myers/1123864323?ean=2940153262888

5. Just A Girl by Ellie Cahill

Just a Girl by [Cahill, Ellie]After getting kicked out of her own band – by her own boyfriend (that was italicized in the syn. but since the whole syn. is italicized I put it in bold for that sense of emphasize that the author wanted…das right, I gotchu boo😘) Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.

Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again (damn, sounds like a drink🍸), the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love…or rock stardom.

I’ve read this book but I don’t remember finishing it. I think I got as far as the part where she agreed to replace the military guy while he was gone. And to be honest, I don’t remember them sleeping together…well if they did, it was definitely kept PG-13 (sadly😔) (down girl, keep them hormones in check!✔️).

As far as I read it was entertaining and a good read but I think I was in a book funk at the time which is why I couldn’t get into it. Which is why I think I didn’t finish reading it but I’m getting back on it soon. I’m too stubborn to leave it unfinished.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-a-girl-ellie-cahill/1123015186?ean=9780425284582

6. (I think…) Not The One by Amy Daws

Not The One (Lost in London Book 1) by [Daws, Amy]My name is Reyna Miracle. Even though a part of my name is Miracle, there’s nothing miraculous about me. My body portrays the tales of my life. Every feeling, every heartbreak, every emotion. Marked. Inked. Stained. A walking canvas of my messed up truth. But there’s one confession I can’t put in a tattoo. A confession that will kill me to tell, but my best friend died before I had the chance.

Now I’m left with him. The only one who can hold me in the night and squeeze that spot on my neck that feels like my lifeline between sanity and chaos. But we don’t work together. We’re absolute poison for each other. We’re stifling, suffocating, sickness of darkness. But I feel safe…because I’ve made an art of pushing people away. Now he’s pushing back…and making me believe…making me wonder…maybe, just maybe…I could be the one.

This is a spin-off to the London Lovers Series so you can read it as a stand-alone if you would like. I, on the other hand, am going to wait until I can purchase the London Lovers Series before I read this spin-off. This sounds like a complicated relationship but I’m curious and will stick my nose into their business so it’s on my list. (of course).

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/not-the-one-amy-daws/1123110116?ean=9781944565015

7. Smut by Karina Halle

Smut: A Standalone Romantic Comedy by [Halle, Karina]Smut is a stand-alone, tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Pact. Contains mature themes.

Really? That’s it?! No book description??!! Why, nook, must you give me minimal information?? Why??!! Uggghhh, I guess I have to do some research now…I’m so lazy, it’s not ok haha. I’ll do it for you guys so on to, The Adventure of  Steph Researching Crap She Doesn’t Want To Research: Ah HA!! I found it! And it only took me less than a minute…oh I’m the best (okay Celaena Sardothien, no one asked you, you can go now)

When I first met Blake Crawford, all I wanted to do was hit him in the face.
Maybe the groin.
Okay, maybe I wanted to kiss him too, but that’s neither here nor there. I mean, he may have a gorgeous English accent, sexy full lips and an ass I’d like to bite but…
Where was I?
Right.
Being in the same creative writing class, he’s the last person I wanted to speak to, let alone be paired up with for my final assignment.
But here comes the kicker…not only did our project end up getting us both A’s but we found out we work well together.
Really well together.
I hate him and he hates me and yet we churn out gold.
We’ve started writing self-published erotica under a pen name and let me tell you one thing…
Writing dirty sex scenes with the sexiest, most infuriating man you know is a lot harder than you think.
And keeping our hands off each other?
Well that’s another story…one with an ending I didn’t see coming.

Well this sounds sexy and I can’t wait to read it. Can you tell what my favorite genre is? No, not erotica but New Adult, cuz it has the perfect amount of romance and the perfect amount of smut mixed in. Perfect potion for Ms. Steph Rivers here. If you haven’t guessed already, there may be some adult content in this book so be warned. (may be, who am I kidding, of course there will be adult content. I mean, have ya read the description?)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/smut-karina-halle/1123858963?ean=9781533293084

That’s all the books for today’s blog! If you enjoyed give us a thumbs up and subscribe or follow or however this website works. I hope you all enjoyed and if not keep yo nasty comments to yourself. Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

Written by the oh so hormonal Steph aka CrownTheRivers

Our Demons, Best Friends-Diana T. Scott

Title: Our Demons, Best Friends – Diana T. Scott

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 stars

“Ava and Sebastian are two medical residents who in a perfect world, would really like each other. But both of them are closely watched by their demons. Their baggage is not light — Ava has hers carefully folded in vacuum bags to occupy as little room as possible; Sebastian wears his like a lead armor that makes him slouch sometimes. They like each other, but how are their demons going to get along?”

Ok, enough with the synopsis, here are my thoughts…

My heart!! That’s all I have to say is, my heart!! I have more to say but right now I’m speechless and my heart is getting major feels right now. This book gives me life!! The beginning just drew my heart in, not me, my heart, and although the ending of the prologue upset me, I craved more! I just couldn’t leave it, so I continued on this complicated journey and I’m so beyond happy that I did because this book just gave me the major feels.

I feel like I’m in love but there is nothing specific my heart is in love with…I think I’m in love with Sebastian, to be honest (I’m not the only one to fall in love with a character…yea, I’m talking about you, whoever you are!) because it felt like his feels were toward me. Ok, Stephanie, it’s getting weird…moving on!

I recommend you peeps to give this book a chance because it’s beautiful, the relationship they have and how it develops is just beautiful!!

Review by the oh so hopeless romantic, Steph!! aka CrownTheRivers…

*Arc given by the author for an honest review*

 

Manga Classics: Les Miserables Review

Title: Les Miserables [Manga Classics] by Victor Hugo illustrated by SunNeko Lee

Rating:Related imageRelated image Related imageRelated imageRelated image/5 stars

“He sleeps, Although so much was denied. He lived; and when his dear love left him, died. It happened of itself, in the calm way; that after the night, comes the new day.”

That line! I keep rereading it and I get all teary. Its beautiful. I LOVED this book!

“Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo is a classic novel. It involves historical events during the time of Napoleon, in France. Victor Hugo talks about the dark parts of France. The suffering of people, the way how the law handled things, and how people were taken advantage of. It was so sad and amazing at the same time. This version in manga, In my opinion at least, I thought brought the story to life! The illustrations were beautiful and it matched the story perfectly. The characters brought the right responses. Love, you guys! Love!

I don’t know if you guys like musicals but I had seen Les Miserables Musical w/Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. I loved the musical and it brought me feels. Image result for les miserables

Reading the book brought in manga form brought the same feels. It was just beautiful. If you are intimidated by the book like I was, then I recommend reading this manga version. You won’t regret it trust me!! If I had to sum it all up in one word I’ll say BEAUTIFUL! true art with the story line and illustrations. A must read.

***Reviewed by Angie***

[eArc Given through Netgalley by Publishers Approval]