Title: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back Author: Sariah Wilson Publisher: Fire & Ice Books Buy Links: Amazon Rating: B Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust. But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old? Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston. Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake. Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school. And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going […]
This morning, I woke up with a mother of all headaches. By 10 AM I was puking my guts out. Right about that the time, a thought occurred me, “Hmm…I should do a monthly round-up for my blog.” Right. So here I am, headache free and feeling a whole lot better and writing this post. Depending on how busy things get in real life, you can expect another post similar to this one at the end of September. So let’s get crackin’, shall we? August at a Glance. I read 26 books in August. 25 of them are all full length novels. I also wrote reviews for all of them. I had two A- or 4.5 star books. Most of the books I read this month, I rated B (4 stars), the rest are B- (3.5 stars), Cs and Ds. I only DNF two books this month. The Standouts… Sustained by Emma Chase Losing Control by Jen Frederick Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne What can I say, these three books stood out among the rest. Sustained was funny, irreverent and touching. Losing Control completely captured me with its dynamic characters and two of my favorite OTP (one true pair/pairing) this year. Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne. I read […]
♥ SYNOPSIS ♥ When Knox Wellington opens the door to Charlie Davenport, he’s not expecting the fiery brunette with whiskey colored eyes and a feisty personality. Sparks fly immediately, even though their initial meeting is nothing but hostile. Their chemistry is undeniable, but the chip on Knox’s shoulder threatens to destroy any hope of him wooing the sweet, southern volunteer sent to help with his rehabilitation. Little does he know she’s no Southern Belle, as she gives as good as she can take. As unexpected circumstances push them closer together, heads butt, patience is tested, and flames ignite as they dance around their mutual attraction, both of them jaded from broken pasts. They’ve both been burned before, so when their feelings of lust, desire, and wanting are inflamed in the heat of the moment, will they finally be able to get over the pain of the past or will their relationship be reduced to ashes before it can ever really begin?
♥ SYNOPSIS ♥ Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it. Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks. When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet. Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…
♥ SYNOPSIS ♥ Every choice has a consequence. I believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one and his name is Jax Porter. I have known Jax my whole life and I have loved him with every breath I’ve ever taken. The fact that we were born a mere month apart to mothers that are best friends has made us inseparable since birth. What we have is so rare, one would think our story would be written, our fate sealed. But, unfortunately that’s not how life works. Life offers us many choices that can turn destiny into chance. I now find myself heading toward a destination that I could have never imagined and I have to figure out where to go from here. Will the choices that have been made change our path forever or will fate find its way?
Just friends. We’re just friends. No, really. She’s just my best friend… Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…) Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line. Never thought about it. Never wanted to. Until one night changed everything. At least, it should’ve … Just friends. We’re just friends. I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…
This has been a bad week for readers/reviewers in general. A YA author took to Twitter to display her Goodreads Bingo that basically mocks how readers review a book. Of course, Facebook also has its share of author ranting about a reviewer on Goodreads who dared one-star her masterpiece. Hence, this post. I have been thinking about writing about this for a while but never got around to it until now. This is just my view on the matter. Many might not agree with me but that’s okay. This is an opinion piece about a topic that I’m passionate about–reader/reviewer rights. Authors, I understand your frustration about readers posting negative reviews. After all you did spend a lot of time crafting a story only for someone to say it’s a pile of horse shit. But you have to remember that one, it’s an opinion. Two, it’s an opinion about a product. Do reviewers cross the line sometimes? Yes. But that’s not unique to the book community. It happens in other industries, too. Go check Amazon and come back to me. Third, it’s nothing personal. Anyone with half a brain would recognize if a review is being helpful or not. Readers are not dumb. We can form our own opinions. Trust me […]