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Forever Loved Cover Reveal

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Forever Loved by Deanna Roy
(The Forever Series #2)
Publication date: January 10th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis: 
The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling new adult romance Forever Innocent.
When Gavin saves Corabelle from her plunge into the frigid waters of the Pacific, he knows her recovery from pneumonia is only the beginning of their journey. They share a difficult history — a teen pregnancy, a seven-day-old baby who died of a heart condition, and his decision four years ago to leave Corabelle behind and not look back.
But there are no secrets between them now. As Gavin and Corabelle build a new future together, they learn to trust each other again, falling back on that love they have shared since they were children.
But their past has one last shocking surprise, a revelation that will shake their tender bond and pierce the heart of Corabelle, who has just begun to believe that she truly is Gavin’s only forever love.
Forever Loved is the heart-wrenching conclusion to Corabelle and Gavin’s passionate story.
HEA, 250 print pages
AUTHOR BIO
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Deanna Roy is a passionate advocate for women who have lost babies. She founded PregnancyLoss.Info in 1998 and runs many online and in-person support groups. She is the author of several two-hankie reads, including Forever Innocent, Stella & Dane, and Baby Dust.
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Waiting on Wednesday: The Beautiful and the Cursed

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed #1) by Page Morgan
Publication DateMay 14th 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Synopsis: (Goodreads): Fans of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore.It was bizarre and inexplicable, and after it happened, Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her life in London behind. She had to trade a world full of fancy dresses and society events for exile in gothic Paris with her mother and her younger sister, Gabby.

In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and disturbingly, the house rented by Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, isn’t a house at all. It’s an abbey. A creepy, old abbey with a roof lined in stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures. And to top it all off, Grayson is missing.

Yet no one seems to be concerned about Grayson’s whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant who has some deep and dark secrets of his own. There’s one secret about the city that even Luc can’t keep hidden, though: there’s a murderer on the loose. And every day that Grayson is missing means there’s less chance he’s still alive.

Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows that he’s in grave danger, and that it’s up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost. And yet the path to him is more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

Personal Thoughts: Before I even read the summary, my attention was captured because of what was on the cover: the Eiffel Tower.🙂 After reading the summary I knew that I had to read the book. The plot sounds intriguing and mysterious. Luckily, I won’t have to wait too long since May 14 is just around the corner.


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Moving… to a self hosted blog

After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to move my blog from wordpress.com to a self-hosted blog. Over the next few days there might be some site interruptions and I apologize in advance. This is an exciting time for me and I know in the long run it will be well worth it to my readers as well.🙂

In the beginning I was happy with the WordPress blog system, but as time went by I wanted to do more, but there were limitations. There were certain things that I couldn’t do because I wasn’t on a self hosted blog. That got me thinking: what if I move out of  the comfort zone and into the self-hosted platform? Yes it will be challenging. Yes I might lose all my followers in the migration process. (I hope all of you head on over to the new site and re-subscribe🙂 )  But in the long run, the benefits will outweigh the risks.

Bookythoughtsandme.wordpress.com is moving over to Bookythoughtsandme.com!  For a while it might seem that things are a little chaotic, but I hope to minimize it. There is a lot more freedom with having a self-hosted blog, and you can add in  plug-ins and other features to make the blog even better.  Also, the name itself sounds more professional without having WordPress after it.

This blog will remain here for a bit just to keep everyone informed, but it will eventually be deleted.

Here’s to the start of a new adventure as a self-hosted blogger. I hope to see you all on the other side🙂


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Unspoken Cover Reveal

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Unspoken by Camille Dixon
Publication date:  May 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: 

Jaxon Michaels is every father’s worst nightmare for his teenage daughter, but Clarice Gibson knows him better than anyone. Best friends since the sixth grade, Clare and Jax have walked the fine line of friendship for six years.

But when Clarice’s friend Jessica starts dating Jax, Clare finds herself starting to notice him in a different way, one she’s not entirely prepared to face. As their senior year approaches and her true feelings are unburied, Clare begins asking herself the one question she vowed never to think about: What if she’s in love with her best friend? Their friendship is further strained when the captain of the football team – and Jessica’s twin brother – sets his eyes on Clare. As loyalties and friendships are tested, Clare and Jax find it harder to keep themselves firmly planted on the friends side of the relationship line.

A line they are getting dangerously close to crossing. 

I’m a Southern girl who’s spent the last few years freezing my toosh off up north. Except for the snow, things are pretty good. I love sunshine, sweet tea, and romances that touch my heart. A lifelong romantic, I found my own prince charming at an online dating site. Six months later, he asked me to marry him. Picture Perfect is my debut novel.


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Cover Reveal: Breaking the Reins

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Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert
Publication date: August 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Synopsis:

Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.
After a fire takes her grandma’s life and kills her horse, Hannah’s immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can’t turn away even though she’s not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.
Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.
But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

AUTHOR BIO

Juliana Haygert

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.


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Oblivion Movie Review

Summary: Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what’s left of our planet, Jack’s mission is almost complete. In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called home. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, Jack’s soaring existence is brought crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft.

Drawn to Jack through a connection that transcends logic, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he thought he knew. With a reality that is shattered as he discovers shocking truths that connect him to Earth of the past, Jack will be pushed to a heroism he didn’t know he contained within. The fate of humanity now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be lost forever. (c)Universal

Personal Thoughts:

Last night I went to see the highly anticipated movie that Tom Cruise stars in, Oblivion .  Overall the movie accomplished what a lot of movie with Tom Cruise have: lots of action, appeal, eye candy for both males and females, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and was taken on a journey of the senses, (I saw it in IMAX). There was a lot of action, romantic elements (big plus), and the world that we were shown was believable.

For whatever reason, the world and what was going on kept reminding me of Star Trek.   Although it was an awesome movie, when it was over, there were still a lot of questions left unanswered. The last part of the movie felt a bit rushed and not too much was explained.

If it is one thing that this movie was great at is that it definitely made you think about the future. There is only so much that we as humans can do to fight the unknown. There is a cost for everything. Just because we might win the war doesn’t mean that we actually progressed. There will always be limitations.

I loved the last scene. It wrapped everything up and it was a good conclusion. I won’t say what it is because I don’t want to spoil it for those that haven’t seen it yet.

Here’s the trailer:


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Waiting on Wednesday: Stripped

New WoWWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

Synopsis (Goodreads): College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

Personal Thoughts: This sounds like it will be a great read. It sounds like it will be both dramatic and emotional. I’ve never heard of this author before, but I’m definitely going to give her book a try. The cover looks amazing as well🙂

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