Friday, June 5, 2015

Book of the Month: [June 2015] - I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER By Sophie Kinsella

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It's that time again...that's right...the book of the month rec is upon us. This month's pick is by an author who knows how to churn out hilarious romantic reads. Sophie Kinsella is a New York Times bestselling author with numerous unforgettable stories with unique and quirky characters.

Sophie Kinsella's popular Confessions of a Shopaholic series is one of my faves...well I've actually only read the first two novels in the series...however I do plan on reading the entire series at some point. I also read Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess, years ago, which was a hilarious page turner.

Interesting to note, Confessions of a Shopaholic was also a movie. I simply did not like the movie. It did not have the same dynamic as the book.

Anywho,..the book of the month choice for June is I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. The synopsis screams romantic hilarity, which in my book...automatically means a great summer read awaits. So, folks...get your read on.

As always...happy reading!

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill, but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!

Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.

What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

New Release: FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King Available Now

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Stephen King has crafted a new work of genius. The master of horror released Finders Keepers, the sequel to his number one best-seller, Mr. Mercedes.  

Finders Keepers hit bookshelves, both tangible and virtual, earlier this week on Tuesday. Be sure to order your copy soon.

While I have already purchased this sure fire must read, I don't know when I will be able to crack it open. I will definitely read it after the current three books I'm dying to read and the book of the month pick for June, that will be posted on the blog today.

As always...happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever..

More 50 Shades? GREY: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian By E.L. James Releases 6.18.15

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Fifty Shades Trilogy? Think again...a fourth installment of the wildly popular adult book series titled, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, will release later this month on June 18. As the title states, Grey, will basically be the story told from Christian's point of view.

Oh and while the haters are hating...E.L. James continues to laugh all the way to the bank.


Synopsis via Amazon:

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Pre-order GREY: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian - Link Below

Book Pick: How to Survive a Killer Seance [Party-Planning Series # 3] By Penny Warner

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I remember reading How to Survive a Killer Seance last year and decided to reread it. I also recently ordered book four and five in the Party Planning mystery series.

Perfect summer reads.

I highly recommend reading this suspenseful series and enjoy a few killer reads.

As always...happy reading!

As party planner Presley Parker investigates a murder during a séance party at San Francisco's famous Winchester Mystery House, she doesn't need a Ouija board to tell her someone's trying to scare her to death...

The Party Planning Mystery Book Series in Order: 

-How to Host a Killer Party - Book One

-How to Crash a Killer Bash - Book Two

-How to Survive a Killer Seance - Book Three

-How to Party With a Killer Vampire - Book Four

-How to Dine on Killer Wine - Book Five

Order How to Survive a Killer Seance. Available in paperback and e-book formats.

Book Pick: TAMING TORI [Texas Boys Falling Fast Book 3] By Jan Romes

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I initially purchased this book simply because my name is Tori and I loved the synopsis. I had to purchase it. With that being said, Taming Tori was a fun read. You will fly through the pages and find the end quite terms of the "mean girl" attitude adjustment and realizing that Jake and Tori would actually find a way to make their love work after all the drama.

Grab Taming Tori by Jan Romes today and enjoy a perfect summer read.

As always...happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:

Jake Garrison is an all-around nice guy who tries to stay out of the limelight despite being considered one of Dallas’s most eligible and wealthy bachelors. He’s down-to-earth and a quiet people-pleaser until someone pushes his buttons. Tori Caye not only pushes his buttons, she pulls him into her special kind of chaos with tears and those sexy amber eyes.

Tori Caye is a mean-girl debutante whose sense of entitlement exhausts even those close to her. After her fiancé of two years calls off their engagement, she throws herself into the arms of Jake Garrison and tries to manipulate him while trying to maintain her uppity disposition.

The attraction between Jake and Tori is off-the-charts, but it’s game-on when he thinks he can tame Tori, and when Tori tries to bend him to her will.

Taming Tori is available in paperpack, e-book and is available to read for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Movie Trailer: THE MAN IN 3B [ Lamman Rucker, Christian Keyes, DB Woodside] In Theaters 10.1.15

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If you haven't read the drama filled suspense drama, The Man in 3B, by Carl Weber...definitely do so. Weber is on of my favorite authors and never disappoints.

Read the book before the movie releases.


A MUST MUST Read: RUINED [Loving An Alpha Male Series] By S.K. Lessly

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I recently realized I forgot to blog about this particular book...which was one hell of an amazing read. I actually wrote a review on Goodreads when I finished it, but forgot to blog about it. I don't even want to call RUINED by S.K. Lessly, JUST a romance novel. It's so much more.

The relationship dynamic between Maxine and Mason was authentic, powerful and intense. The supporting characters, the friendships, the drama, the intense chemistry between the main characters and even the time span that evolves around this couple creates a story that will literally leave you captivated by the words jumping off the page. The writing flow that is that of S.K. Lessly will pull you in instantly. You will laugh, tear up, get angry and through it all...when you reach the will crave even more of the story.

RUINED: Loving An Alpha Male By S.K. Lessly is a definite MUST READ.

As always...happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:

He's addicted to her. The mere thought of her brings Mason to his knees. There is no other woman in the world that he wants. Max can’t believe that she met a passion-filled man that makes her body yearn for things she’s only dreamed about. He’s ruined her, making him the only man that she wants. Mason West, an ex-Navy Seal turned Amateur MMA fighter, is battling the darkness of the life he left behind. Finding the will to fight back in a woman that completes him was not something that he expected, but it seemed fate had other plans.

All Maxine Shaw wanted to do was graduate, become a nurse for the best sports rehabilitation center in the country, and finally achieve the goals she set for herself. Once she catches a glimpse of Mason West, an Alpha male to the core, he awakens a fire inside of her that she never thought existed. The sparks between these two ignite bottomless passion and enduring love that shifts their goals in a way neither suspected. Before Mason and Max can embark on a journey of happily ever after, the strength of their love gets tested.

Will this passionate pair be able to survive what fate has in store?

RUINED is available on kindle, paperback and it is also available to read free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription,