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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Exciting News!!


She Reads New Adult
Well Everyone...After a few months of Reading, Reviewing, Blogging, Cover Revealing, Author Interviewing and Giveaway Hosting – I’ve finally hooked up with some AWESOME Ladies and I’m now part of a Group New Adult Book Blog:

If it wasn’t for Goodreads, I’d never have come across Blogging or the Lovely Lori L Clark who invited me to be part of the blog so Thanks Goodreads Creators!!

The Girls I’ll be working with are:

Jamie Bodnar Drowley -

There is something happened almost every day on this blog – Cover Reveals, Reviews, Author Interviews, Blog Tours, Giveaways etc. Check out the Calendar for info (

We all love New Adult but have other styles we like to read (Me – Contemporary Romance, Indie, Young Adult) so check out the “Review Policy” page for contact details if you wish to send us any books for review/blog tours/giveaways/interviews etc.

I’ve got the following book reviews coming over the next month (or so!):

  • I Breathe You by Lori L Clark
  • Love, Exactly (Sticks & Stones #1) by Cassandra Giovanni
  • Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan
  • Girl On Tour by Caisey Quinn
  • Saving Rain by Karen-Anne Stewart
  • Hidden (Hiding from Love #1) by Selena Lawrence (Blog Tour)
  • Castles in the Sand by EM Tippetts
  • Love In Darkness by EM Tippetts
  • I Surrender by Monica James (Blog Tour)
  • Remnant Truths by Bill Colella

I also have some AWESOME news being released on Thursday 1st August but I’m sworn to secrecy until then!!!!

That’s all for now Lovely Readers – Pop by SheReadsNewAdult soon and have a peek - I'd love your comments! J



Monday, 22 July 2013

New Adult Read-A-Thon Mini Challenge

Join the NA readathon

Getting to Read New Adult Books for A WHOLE 7 DAYS!!! Sorry, let me peel myself from the ceiling for a moment...

Ok, I'm back and I've calmed down a little - the thought of reading New Adult for a week is just AWESOME! I love New Adult and I love Faye & Laura for coming up with this idea & Love them even more for letting me be part of it!

Faye at A Daydreamers Thoughts (
Laura at Bookish Treasures (

I'm hosting a Mini Challenge today (Tuesday 23rd July) called What Would You Do Differently?

What we would like you to do is take a Scene, Concept or Synopsis from one of your Favourite New Adult novels and explain what you would have done differently if you had written the book or were a character in the story.

For Example:

In Off Limits by Sawyer Bennett there is a scene at the beginning of the book where Emily knocks Nix off his Motorbike. If I had written it, I would have made it more dramatic by adding additional characters like an over dramatic, older woman acting rather scatty to bring out Nix's sarcastic side or a young guy, so laid back he is horizontal to bring out Emily's angry side.

To run alongside this, I have one copy of Love, Carry my Bags by C R Everett to giveaway (Thanks Ladies!!). To enter this, link your sign up posts via the linky on OR NOTE: You can only enter this if you are a NA Read-a-thon participant.

So get posting with your "What Would You Do Differently" scenes, concepts or sysnopsis and get discussing with your fellow readers!

BookLove <3

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Friday, 19 July 2013

Review: The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay


*2 Conflicting I-wanted-so-much-to-love-this-but-didnt Stars*

“We're like mysteries to one another. Maybe if I can solve him and he can solve me, we can explain each other. Maybe that's what I need. Someone to explain me.”

So many of my fellow bloggers/reviewers RAVE about this and I put off reading it, purely because of the price (£6 is very expensive when you read as much as me) but when it reduced, I jumped at the chance of reading it.

I was SO dissappointed.

I've let the book and its contents settle for a few days and finally feel able to write my review.

This book covers Nasyta, a 17 year old former Piano player who doesn't speak. She now lives with her aunt following a horrific event that plays out through the story. We are introduced to Josh - a fellow youngster who has no one, but plenty of money and a nice house.

Que my dislike to begin...

We don't know why Josh has no one or why he has lots of money, a nice car and a nice house. It is sort of explained in the book, but not really.

Josh is an OK character. I didn't hate him. That's about as much as I can say about him really. He was a bit blah.

We don't know why Nastya doesn't speak - we do know something happened to her that stops her speaking or using her left hand properly meaning she can no longer play piano. Now, I know if the love of your life [in Nastya's case - her Piano] is taken away, you would be distraught. I expected that. But what I read was bitterness, self-pity, self-lothing, anger, cowardice and no self worth.

Overall, Nastya just IRRITATED me.

I couldn't understand why she didn't speak. All I wanted to do was scream at her. Or slap her. Or shake her. I certainly didn't even like, much less love her like I should with a main character.

I didn't like the way the plot played out. It didn't flow, the few flashbacks that tried to explain why Nastya was the way she was, were difficult to understand, not in context and did little to dissolve my confusion. This is written from 2 points of view - Nastya and Josh. This element is actually OK as I like a story from the guy's point of view.

I felt a lot of the writing was very immature - I know the characters are only 17 but the story is written as though they are adults and I expect the writing to reflect this.

“Daylight won’t protect you from anything. Bad things happen all the time; they don’t wait until after dinner”
“Call me Sunshine again, and I will murder you, cocksucker.”

“Good Morning, Sunshine!" Josh F**king Bennett. By now, I'm pretty sure that if I were to find his birth certificate that is exactly what it would say.”

Things I liked:

Drew - He is funny, sweet, beyond stupid and just cute.

Clay - Clever, artistic, to the point and intuative. And Gay - always a plus for the funny stakes!

That's it. That is all I liked.

Expected so much from this book and it just didn't meet my expectations whatsoever - it fell so very short of them.

Wouldn't recommend this to anyone as it just wasn't for me, sorry Katja!


Monday, 15 July 2013

Review: Losing Hope

* * * Not Enough Stars In The World Can Do This Book Justice * * *

Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2)

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Also known as...

*5 Incredible, I-Live-You, Stars*

Book 1 in this series is Hopeless (my review for this can be found here -

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)
“I can't explain to you how perfect this girl is. And when I say perfect, I mean imperfect, because there's just too much wrong with her. But everything wrong with her is everything that draws me in and makes her perfect.”

Losing Hope is Hopeless from Dean Holder's point of view and that made me very very nervous.


I should have known to trust Colleen Hoover because she did not dissappoint! This felt like an entirely new story with references to Hopeless rather than a re-hash of a story. I absolutely LIVE this book!


In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs

I'm going to, where possible, keep this review about Losing Hope and limit my references to Hopeless but this may be impossible!

Dean Holder blames himself for his Sister Lesslie's suicide. He also hates her for putting him through the aftermath of suicide, none of which we really find out about in Hopeless.

Dean Holder blames himself for Hope being taken from under his nose when she was a young girl. He watched her cry on the pavement, he watched her hurt and he watched her get into a car with a stranger, never to be seen again.

Dean Holder blames himself for not protecting Lesslie and Hope, for allowing them to hurt and doing nothing to take it away.

Dean Holder thinks he is completely Hopeless.

“But I’ve learned over the past year what it really means to be able to
miss someone. In order to miss someone, that means you were privileged enough to have
them in your life to begin with.”

I don't know if I felt more emotionally involved in this story as I always find it difficult to listen to/watch a man hurt emotionally or if it really was just more emotional. Whatever it was - I hurt, I ached, I cried and I broke my heart over and over again.

This is the first book in a long time that has touched me so much that I've been reduced to tears. I'm talking BIG, FAT, UGLY tears and body wracking sobs. I'm sure my mum thinks there is something mentally wrong with me after witnessing me reading the last 10% of this book.


There are several hilarious moments in this novel - laugh out loud funnies:

“I call her Val because it's short for Valium and I always tell her she needs to take that shit by the bucketful. I wasn't lying when I said she was fucking crazy"

There is no question about recommending this - it is a MUST READ. Prepare to be emotionally spent - Over and Over.

You will never be the same again but it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO worth it!


Friday, 12 July 2013

Review: The Ballerina & The Fighter

**4.5 Intense, Raw, Passionate Stars**

The Ballerina & The Fighter - Ursula Sinclair

"Only that the beauty of the evening paled in comparison to the female that stole my attention, as she propelled her body through the air"

This is One of the Stunning opening lines to The Ballerina & The Fighter. Grace, elegance, passion, talent - all of which Ursula Sinclair writes with an abundance of.

I was torn over what rating to give this book, it was gripping and addictive but I felt I had to subtract 0.5 stars as I felt it was too short and I wanted more - so much more.

Anyway - negative out of the way, let me proceed with the gushing - sorry, review - of this wonderful piece of writing.

This book is written from 2 points of view - one being our lead male, Maze and the other being our lead female Ivy.

Ivy is a Ballerina - a graceful individual with talen pouring from her. She is beautiful and Maze is instantly drawn to her.

Maze is our Mixed Martial Arts Fighter. Strong, Powerful, Precise, Clever. Oh Maze is up there with the Yummy BookBoyfriends of the world. He actually makes me swoon!

Ivy & Maze have an incredible connection - sparks fly between them and the passion is positively dripping off the pages. they spend a very short time together and following a heartbreaking event, they are forced apart - to opposite ends of the world.

Fast Forward 5 years and their story continues.

To keep my review spoiler free - I'm going to stop here. All I'll say is - READ THIS. It is only 144 pages long, and as it is beyond addictive, you will finish it in no time.

Bring on the Sequel Ursula...We need Maze in our lives...

Favourite Quotes:

"Damn ballerina had the cutest set of dimples. I wanted to dip my tongue into them."
"I always paid attention. It’s why I was such a good fighter"

"A shirtless Maze was a thing to behold"

"Then I looked at her. “Yeah, beautiful.” I made sure she knew I wasn’t talking about the place."
Amazon Link - Click Here
Ursula Sinclair GoodReads Page - Click Here


Review: Off The Record by Sawyer Bennett

*4.5 Panty Dropping Stars*

"Your smile would bring a lesser man to his knees. But if you wore your glasses and smiled at me like that, it would topple me"

This is Book 3 in the Off Series.

WAY Better and Book 1.
Off Sides

Not as Good as Book 2.OFF LIMITS

But Panty Droppingly Sexual!

Roll On Book 4!
Off Course

Linc Caldwell is Yum. Just Yum!
He is the Goalie for a Top Hockey Team, he has a great cirle of friends, his brother happens to be Nixon Caldwell who is just sex-on-legs and he has it all.

Ever Montgomery has been hurt - really hurt by her father and her Fiance. She hates men and quite rightly so! She is an up and coming journalist who is given the honor of interviewing Linc.

This interveiw happens to take place at one of Linc's end-of-season parties. Throw in some mis-conceptions, alcohol, jumping-the-gun-decisions and you have a scathing article and mutual hatred.

Linc forces Ever to be by his side for 6 weeks - much to her annoyance.

This book is filled with Laughter, Lust, Vicarious Living and Love.

I loved it and cannot wait on Book 4.

Review: Off Limits


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Review: Off Limits- Sawyer Bennett


I save my 5 Stars for books that have me thinking about them for weeks. Books that get hold of my heart and stay there. Books I want to shout about from the rooftops.


Off Limits (Off Series, #2)


“There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it."
Two years ago, Emily Burnham had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.
Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation. It's certainly the best way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.
When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart.
Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?

Emily Burnham is from a Wealthy, Politically Famous family and her mother has spent her like forcing her to Conform to the Norm. Be "the perfect daughter" - pretty, smart and popular. And Emily was happy to be this person, maybe even enjoy it.

Until she grew up.

And realised her life was fake, she was immature, shallow and self obsessed and if she didn't make a stand to change her life, she was destined to be her mum's puppet forever.

So get this folks - our Heroine actually GREW A SET OF BALLS and made the effort to turn her life around. I am a complete sucker for a Heroine that has a great sense of self respect and doesn't rely on Daddy. I love it even more when she is the one to cut the strings and make it on her own!

Nixon Caldwell.


Oh Nix.

Sweet, Sexy, Messed Up Nix.

Book Boyfriends?? STUFF THEM ALL!! Nixon Caldwell is up there with the Will Coopers, Holder's, Travis Maddox's and Remmington Tate's of the Book Boyfriend World.

He is the strong, silent type - but one with a huge heart, a sexy body and a work ethic to die for. He is just scrum-diddly-umptous!

This was a wonderfully written, funny, sweet, touching and heartfelt novel which will stay with me for a long time. A definate must read.


The story ties back to Off Sides, but it could, quite easily, be read as a stand alone novel.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Review: Falling Into Us

Falling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder

*4.5 Sweet, Sensual, Innocent, Stars*

Falling Into Us (Falling, #2)

When Kyle Calloway died, he took a part of Nell with him. She wasn’t the only one left to pick up the pieces, however; Kyle’s death left a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of his parents and his older brother Colton, and ultimately broke the will of the girl he loved.
Becca de Rosa is Nell’s best friend. When Kyle died, Nell was so devastated that no one could reach her, not even her best friend Becca. As she tries to help Nell through her grief, Becca’s own life is thrust into turmoil, and everything she knows is changed.
Jason Dorsey asked Nell out the week after her sixteenth birthday, but that date never happened. Instead, he ended up going out with Nell’s best friend, Becca. He had no way of knowing, then, how that one date would send him on a life-long journey with Becca. He had no way of knowing the tragedies and triumphs he would experience, or that in Becca, he might find the love of a lifetime.
“That's what courage is you know: being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.”
I was VERY nervous of this follow up, Falling Into You was SO INCREDIBLE, STUNNING and OUT OF THIS WORLD, which made me think "Hmmm, should a sequel be released? Will it ruin the brilliance of Falling into You?".
I was wrong to be nervous - Jasinda Wilder has done it again with another stunning novel.
I'm going to get my reduction of 0.5* our of the way so I can rant about how good it was for the rest of this review. The first 40% to me was VERY slow. It didnt grip me and I was getting peeved about the immaturity of the two main characters Becca & Jason. There, I've said it, made a criticism of the wonderful Jasinda *BLUSH, RUN and HIDE*
Anyway, with that out of the way - on to the great bits of the book!

Although these books are interlinked, Jasinda did a wonderful job of making it an entirley new story. There were a few scenes that tied together but gave a totally different view of them.  They didn't fall over the top of each other but tied together like a perfect pair of laces on a perfect pair of trainers <3

Jason was so sweet, in the beginning, he was really immature but as he grew up he turned into a sexual, strong, manly, gorgeous individual with the biggest heart ever - he is up there with the Travis Maddox's, Will Cooper's & Colton Calloway's of the Book Boyfriend World! Que all the ladies swooning...
loved Becca. She was such a strong person - although she loved having someone to lean on, she was determined to make it in this world without the help of her parents. Respect to ya Lil' Lady!

Ben, Becca's Brother, is Hilarious. Like rolling on the floor funny. He is a total stoner but loves his sister :)
All in all, I loved this book. I was going to give 5 Stars but when I compared it to Falling Into You, it just wasn't as addictive but a great book none the less.

Falling Into You Amazon Link - Here **P.S. Its only £0.73 right now (July 3rd 2013)**
Falling Into Us Amazon Link - Here
Jasinda Wilder's Website - Here

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

**Cover Reveal - Girl on Tour**

Thanks to AToMR tours...I'm taking part in my first ever cover reveal! That in itself is incredible, but the fact that its a sequel to one of the best books EVER makes me want to do a crazy little *Happy Dance*!!

So here we are folks... I give you Girl On Tour by Caisey Quinn...

Title: Girl on Tour: A Kylie Ryans Novel
Author: Caisey Quinn
Expected release date: August 27, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover designed by: E.M. Tippetts Book Designs
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

Book #2 (of 3) in the Kylie Ryans series An up and comer trying to make a name for herself... Kylie never imagined she'd be stuck on a bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend's ex. A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career... Trace thought he was finally getting to do his tour his way, but the label has other plans. Surrounded by relentless paparazzi, tabloid rumors, and people they can't trust, they need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything. Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don't always lead you to the same place.

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  About the Author 
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Caisey Quinn is a wearer of cowgirl boots, writer and avid reader of New Adult romance, lover of wine, who is addicted to chai tea lattes. She is the author of Girl with Guitar and soon to be released Girl on Tour. A Gemini, wife, mom, and former high school English teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama, she spends her days chasing a three-year-old and her nights hiding away with her Macbook.  
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