Monday, March 31, 2014

Book Blitz: London Bound by Nana Malone

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It wasn’t exactly like spunky, photography student, Abbie Nartey ran away from her life…except, that she left under the cover of darkness and put three thousand miles between her and her ex-boyfriend’s betrayal. She went to London searching for her dream. She never expected to find love, or herself.

Heir to his family’s tech fortune, sexy, Alexi Chase, is looking for freedom—from his family and from his past. What he’s not looking for is love. With secrets like his, he can’t afford to let anyone get too close. But a chance rescue has him wondering if the price of keeping secrets is too high.

Will Alexi risk losing love to keep his past hidden? Will Abbie trust herself enough to love again? Or will their pasts keep then from accepting true love?

This book contains mature themes and is intended for audiences 18+

Words from the author:
When I started writing my first book (which now sits in the bottom drawer in my office) I immediately grabbed my laptop and started banging out a manuscript knowing nothing about characterization, plot or the writing business. Like so many newbie “have a lot to learn” writers, I said things like, “How difficult could it be?” An adorable heroine, sexy hero, a cute meet, sprinkle some acerbic wit and bam, you have a book. God, I had no idea. Who knew I needed plot, characterization, some magical writing and heaps of luck?

After several failed attempts at gluing a haphazard plot together for my first book, I got myself some craft books. Make that lots of craft books, joined RWA, signed up for every class I could get my hands on, and found the best critique partner that a newbie like me deserved or could ask for. She’s been patient, but honest. Tells me what I don’t want to hear, encourages me to be the best writer I can be and I’m so honored to call her a friend and one of my favorite authors, Misty Evans. If you’ve never read her, you’re missing out!

Over the years I’ve met some amazing writers. Women who pour their hearts out onto the paper. Those who plot, those who pants it. All of them hustling towards an impossible goal while traversing the land mines of day job, significant others, kids and personal lives.

Because now, 14 years later, 16 books, over a hundred rejection letters and experiences I wouldn’t trade for a pair of Prada pumps, (Let’s be honest, I might trade the experience for some Louboutins), I know what work goes into being a writer. The pain, pleasure, joy of it. The sweat and the literal tears. It’s in my blood now. And as I venture into a new genre, I’m ready for the adventure that brings.

London Bound came out of this magical time in my life when I lived in London for graduate school. You mention a book, show or movie that is set in London and chances are I’ve read or watched it. I loved the energy of the city and the history and let’s face it, the accents. But most of all, I forged some of the strongest friendships I’ve ever had in that city and knew that I would eventually set a story there. While Abbie and Lex’s story is fictional, the places I mention and many of the adventures are real. It will forever be my second home

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cover Candy 71

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I just like the ink drawing

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday 14

The Elite (Selection Series #2)
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So what do you need to do to join in wishlist fun?
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 •Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
 •Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
 •Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
 •Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
 •Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

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The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America's chance to choose is about to slip away.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Blitz: The Shadow Prince by Stacey O'Neale

Today is release day for THE SHADOW PRINCE by Stacey O'Neale! Help us celebrate the release of this amazing novella and enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

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Also available in PRINT from Amazon
Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

Author Bio
Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four
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Rating 3stars (3.2)

From Kobo:
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books-but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.

My Review:
You know the saying "grab the reader with the first line"? That is what Lore does. The first four pages are action packed. You are amped up to keep reading. You want to know what is going to happen next.

As a young child he had to flee his home planet of Lorien because it was attacked by a cold race of aliens from Mogadore. Now as a refugee on Earth, Four is a teenager who has spent his life on the run. He along with his teacher Henri are always conscience that they are being hunted. Not being able to stay in any one place, Four hasn't made many friends. That is until he reaches Paradise, OH.

In a small city in Ohio, Four finds the life he thought he would never have. He is tired of running. Tired of not being able to make any emotional connections. As many teenagers often do, he thinks about the now without really comprehending the consequences of what emotional decisions will have. Unfortunately for Four, hasty emotional based decisions can lead to deadly mistakes.

In the end, Four knows that the time is now. He has to make a stand. He is no longer willing to keeping running delaying his death. If he is to ever have a life there must be a fight. A fight to save himself, his home planet, and even Earth.

This is a good end. It is medium paced. Meaning that I didn't just breeze through it. There were times when I just wanted the story to jump forward to something more interesting. However, when I got that feeling within a few pages something would happen that would push the story forward. The ending also was action packed. So it made an action sandwich of sorts.

I found the character of Four likable. He is mature but was still enough of a teenager to make his character believable. The secondary character were used well throughout the story. They don't really have any depth to them other than what was need to introduce them in to the story and a little be of a personal background.

This is not a stand alone book. It ends and you know that will be a book 2. There are still questions unanswered and room for more character development. All in all it is a good book to put on you tbr list.

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Cover Candy 70

The Chaos of Stars
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I know it looks plain but I like the swirls on it as well as the script

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Promo: Hold Me In Contempt by Wendy Williams

Move over 50 Shades, there’s a new romance in town. Superstar Wendy Williams brings on the heat in her first ever, no-holds-barred, down and dirty, romance novel.
Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she’s finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim’s hiding a huge secret… one that could threaten everything.
Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim’s ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.
Love was not supposed to be an option. Now it’s the only thing holding them together. When their pasts come back with a vengeance, can love possibly be enough?

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Author Info:
Wendy Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show and The Wendy Williams Experience, her top-rated daily radio show. Her books include the New York Times bestseller The Wendy Williams Experience, and she writes a weekly column for Life & Style magazine.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Follow Friday 11

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How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did.

I read more Y.A. I love the stories. Especially when its a good fairy tale retelling. I think my habits haven't changed so much as I am more open to reading books that are out of my comfort zone. 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday 13

Sky on Fire (Monument 14 Series #2)
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So what do you need to do to join in wishlist fun?
 •Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
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 •Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
 •Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
 •Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
 •Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
 •Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

From Barnes and Noble:

Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.
Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once. . . .
Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon
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rating: 5stars (4.8)

From Kobo:
Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen's not fully convinced that Emma's the one he's been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves  that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help--no matter what the risk.

My Review:
You know I have a habit of putting off reading books. Such is the case with Of Posidon. I had seen the cover pop up on Y.A. book searches and booktube. So I finally took the hint. I still wasn't sure if I was going to like the book so I checked it out of the library.

I am glad that I did. I like that the story is about merpeople...excuse me Syrena. In this telling of Syrena, Emma McIntosh is a Syrena but she does not know it. Galen is a Royal Syrena who has heard about Emma from his human friend Dr. Milligan.

When Galen finds her he has two surprises. One, she doesn't seem to know what she is. Two, there is an intense physicalk spark between them. The latter is significant because though Syrena can sense each other in the water it doesn't not happen on land.

As the pair are dealing with their feeling for another they are also trying to piece together why Emma has been living life as a human. He knows that she hasn't actually broken the law that probids them from spending too much time on land since she has been on land from birth. The question is how is it possible for her or rather her parents to have escape the notice of Syrena and why did they leave in the first place?

Meanwhile Grom, Galen brother, has become King of Triton. He had avoided mated since his previous mate Nailia was killed during an underwater human mine explosion. As king he will have to have an heir at some point. This is where Jagen and his daughter Paca come in to play. They are from Poseidon. The two kingdoms have been at odds with one another since Nailia died. King Atonis of Poseidon blamed Galen for his daughters death. Now as King, Grom has an obligation to marry someone from the other kingdom if she has the Gifts of Poseidon which Paca claim to have.

The ending is a great set up for the next book. Rayna discovers that Paca isn't who she claims to be and Galen confirms it. Grom for some reason (perhaps because it costed him so much to consider mating with Paca as he states that he feels that at times it feels as though he is betraying Nailia) doesn't believe them and ends up expelling them. Galen and Rayna return to land learning that Emma mom is not who she claims to be either.

The story is well written at times downright poetic. It is descriptive without being overly narrative. I like the explanations as to how the Syrena bodies adapt from water to land. The intermingling of history and myth makes the story believable. All I can say is, shame on me for waiting so long to read this.

The wind whispers through the dune grass just off our back porch, making it look like a gathering of hula dancers.

Emma McIntosh - (didn't know she is a Syrena)
Galen Forza (last name is fake for human purposes) - A Royal from Triton
Chole - Emma best friend who dies during a shark attack while on vacation in Florida
Rayna (Samantha Forza for human purposes)- Galen sister
Toraf - Triton tracker and Rayna mate
Dr. Jerry Milligan - human friend to Galen
Grom - King of Triton and older brother to Galen and Rayna
Rachel - Galen personal assistant
Mark Baker - quarterback and admirer of Emma
Mr. Pinner - History teacher
King Atonis - King of Poseidon mother to Nailia
Nailia - mated to Grom (deceased)
Yudor - Triton tracker and trainer of Toraf
Romul - Archive, oldest living Trident, and a teacher of sort to Galen
Dr. Morton - friend to Emma's father and her doctor
Mrs, Poindexter - works in school office
Jagen - Distant cousin to King Atonis father to Paca
Paca - Daughter to Jagen, rumored to have the Gift of Poseidon,
Herof - Past king of Triton, father to Grom, Galen, Rayna
Atta - Archive
Officer Downing - a town policeman
Hal - a town paramedic


  • Destin, FL
  • Jersey Shore
  • Titanic
  • various place under water
  • England
  • Mexico
  • Taressos (human name Atlantis) - city built for Poseidon

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cover Candy 69

The Elite
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I love ball gowns

Lusting For Covers a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Posts Are Coming

Hey everyone. Last year was a very slow year on this blog that extended into the first couple of months. There were good and bad things that kept me away from blogging. I am glad to say that I am back and focused! I am working on writing up several reviews. Some have already be scheduled. So thank you to everyone who still check for content on this site. I really am grateful.

Later in the year I'm hoping to be able to spruce up the look of the blog design. I am also looking forward to author interviews and guest blog posts. It's going to be a great year y'all. To publishers and authors thank you for contacting me with review request and arcs. I have developed a schedule to organize myself so that no books accepted will go unreviewed. Thanks for your understanding a patience.

Until the next post...

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The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

What book are you embarrassed to admit you LOVED? (try to think beyond Twilight).

I don't have a book that I'm embarrassed to admit I love. I guess there are certain people who probably think I should be embarrassed that I love reading books by certain romance authors or that I love Urban/Street lit. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
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From Goodreads:
'His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.' With these words "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" draws to a close. And here, in this seventh and final book, Harry discovers what fate truly has in store for him as he inexorably makes his way to that final meeting with Voldemort. In this thrilling climax to the phenomenally bestselling series, J.K. Rowling will reveal all to her eagerly waiting readers.

My Review:
This is going to be long so you have been warned.

The List

  • Lily is older than James by a couple months.
  • There are 80+ characters names in the first 250 pages (I stopped counting after that)
  • Causaliteies - Hedwig, Mad-Eye Moody (body not recovered), Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, Gornuk (goblin), Bathilda Bagshot, Dobby, Fred, Remus, Tonks, Colin Creevey you can find a complete list here because I stopped counting 
  • Tonks and Remus got married on the low and Tonks is pregnant
  • Tonks dad is a muggle and mother is sister to Narcissa and Bellatrix
  • Dudley had become accustomed to having Harry around (I think he thought of him as a brother)
  • This list can go on forever so here's the review
  • Harry and the Weasleys are distantly related
This is the last book of the series. :( Though it has been years, it is still sad to know that we will longer have any more adventures in Harry Potter land. For seven books, we have read about this ordinary boy forced into the extraordinary role of the-boy-who-lived. 

In the Deathly Hallows, the trio has dropped out of school to search for horcruxes. They don't, however, know where any of them are. At the beginning of there journey there are at Bill's and Fleur's wedding when the ministry falls. Thanks to Hermonine they end up in a diner where Death Eaters end of finding them. With no other place to go they return to Grimmauld place. It is there that they find out who R.A.B. is. Kreacher tells them what they need to know about the locket.

During retrieval of the locket Hermonine inadvertly takes a Death Eater to Grimmauld place. They end up in the woods. From that point on the story starts to pick up...a bit. They have the locket but unable to destroy it. Each take a turn wearing it (to keep track of it) as it intensify any negative feeling of the wearer. While wearing the locket Ron argues with Harry and leaves. But I'm not going to summarize the whole book. This is towards the beginning.

What we learn during this book is that Harry has a sense of wanting to know the truth. He was unable to understand that people were not always who they grew into being. It is a very black and white view. He learns that what you see is not always what is going on. We also learn the biggie. Snape had always had Dumbledore's back. He did not kill Dumbledore. He carried out his last wish. Snape had always loved Lily and that love made it impossible for him to betray the promise he made to Dumbledore years ago.

Harry finds out that was always suppose to subject himself to the killing curse, it just doesn't end the way he thinks. During he visit with Dumbledore while he (Harry) was in the "in-between" he get the answers he was seeking. Once he returns to his physical body (unbeknownst to anyone other than Narcissa) Voldemort has Hagrid carry Harry to the castle thinking that this will be the end of the resistance. However, the fight continue. Neville, the boy who many wonder why he was in Gryffindor, killed the snake Negini. Mrs. Weasley kills Bellatrix, showing that is stronger witch than some many have ever thought.

In the end, Harry and Voldemort square off. Harry tries to give Voldemort an out explaining to him the magic he doesn't understand. We all know, however, that Voldemort would have never taken the out. His ego wouldn't allow the possibility that he could be defeated by anyone especially a kid. Voldemort is a warning to value those things we think are small or even insignificant. It is those things that usually have the most impact in the grand scheme of things. Really it has been the thread throughout the series. Something that was mention in one book could come along 2 books later as being part of a big deal.

Well that is it isn't? The end of the Harry Potter series. sad. Alas, there is always rereads and the movies. I must confess I like the movies but only love the first two and maybe the third one but the rest were just to different from the book to have love status. Anyway, it's been such a ride. Speaking of ride. Universal studios is yet another way we can continue to get our Harry Potter fix. I will say this. I think the Hogwarts castle ride was a mistake. Qudditch would have made an excellent ride. The castle would have made an excellent and unique hotel experience. Who wouldn't want to stay there. The Great Hall could've have been the hotel restaurant. First floor classes could have been interactive perhaps with classes or other hands on experience. The castle along with Hogsmeade would have given those who don't want or unable to go on the ride to have a full Harry Potter experience. Regardless, it's definitely on my to do list. Well I guess there's only one think left to say is...mischief managed.

The List of Question Unanswered
  • What did Harry end up doing for a living
  • Did the trio go back to school to finish especially Hermonine
  • Did George keep Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes going
  • What happened to Teddy Lupin cause he's not enroll in Hogwarts
  • What's going on with the Weasley now that Fred is gone especially with George

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday 2

Monument 14 (Monument 14 Series #1)
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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Except for me I'm just changing this to books I want to read and/or own.

From Barnes and Noble:
Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel Monument 14, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Money is King by Nicety

Money Is King
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rating 3stars (2.6)

From Barnes and Noble:
A good man is hard to find, especially one with a paycheck who's faithful to his woman. Cesar is not only sexy but he's a rare and hot commodity who's every woman's dream. But he's taken by Mink, a selfish trick who doesn't deserve him and loves money more than her own snatch. When his back's against the wall, Cesar struggles to keep his hands clean. His pride won't allow him not to take care of his son, the one thing tying he and Mink together. Will Mink suck him dry before its all said and done or does Cesar have other tricks up his sleeve?

My Review:
Disclaimer - This is an Urban/Street lit book. There is profanity and explicit sex scenes. This not for those who enjoy subtlety nor is this review. Oh...spoiler alert!!!!!

Ok let's jump in, shall we? Cesar is a good man. While in jail he found out that he was to be a dad so after he got out he vowed to go straight. Cut to 7 years later he is working at Home Depot when they finally decide to get around to running background checks on everyone. Do you know where I'm going with this? That's right. He lied about having a felony on his application and gets fired.

Now on the home-front. His girlfriend Mink is a hoe. Sorry but there's no other way to say it. She has been having sex with other men for years. Not only does she have sex with multiple men over the years, it is unprotected sex. It is questioned whether or not their son is biologically Cesar's. Of course, Mink refuse to agree to a paternity test. Caught once again with another man she has used he last "get out of hot water" cared with Cesar.

Let's not all started to feel so sad for Cesar though. He has caught Mink cheating with several different men. And even though he is smart enough to not to marry her, the same can't be said when it comes to him leaving her. She not a good girlfriend or mother. The only things that kept them together was that she was great at sex and he was comfortable with her.

Finally Cesar has had enough. Losing his job has forced him to go back to the world he was determined to leave behind. This woman, the mother of his child who refuses to keep her legs closed and is only concerned with her next shopping spree. All the times he had been faithful to her. This time is different. He has left for good. Engaged to a woman who made it known that she wanted to be with him. She is the opposite of Mink.

Mink is completely delusional and self centered. Every one is out to get her or jealous of her. She doesn't think that she is to blame for any of the things that happens to her. Her sister is college educated and married to a man that Mink thinks should have been hers. Mink displaces her insecurities, flaws, and bad deeds on to others. She needs to be the envy of everyone in order to feel any kind of worth.

This part 1 of 2. I will read part 2 at some point. Mainly because of the way the book end. How does it end? Well...since you asked. Cesar has taken all of his belongings other than the stuff in the bedroom (being that she was having sex with other men on their bed) stays to tell her that he's leaving, their son is going to leave with him and his new finacee. Mink feels faint as she screams nooo. She not going to let him go that easy and especially not to get married to someone else after she's been asking to be his wife.

Money is King is fast paced. Typical Urban/Street lit book. When you read this you will not have any "I didn't see that coming moments". However, if you are chilling on the beach, at the park, or on your patio and you want a quick read to pass the time then this is the book for ya.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cover Candy 68

This Is What Happy Looks Like
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I like the "happy" smile

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday 1

SYLO (The SYLO Chronicles Series #1)
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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Except for me I'm just changing this to books I want to read and/or own.

From Barnes and Noble:

The ultimate action-fueled end-of-the-world conspiracy trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale

parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine.

They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO’s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world.

Tucker believes there’s more to SYLO’s story. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. He tasted the Ruby—and experienced the powers it gave him—for himself.

What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying. Only Tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery.

because Pemberwick is only the first stop.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ides of March 13th – 17th Read-a-thon

Ides of March Read-a-thon
To help those doing the month long challenge Take Control of Your TBR Pile and for those who just want to participate for a few days and knock out some of those books piling up. To count towards the participation prize you must read a book published before March 1, 2014. This is an easy stressfree read-a-thon. Enter challenges, clean-up your TBR pile and make a few friends. If you would like to host a challenge please contact me!

  • The event kicks of at 12:01 am on March 13th in your time zone and ends at 12:00 midnight on March 17th.
  • Link up below. You do not need a blog to participate. You can use your Goodreads account, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr etc.
  • Join for one day or the entire is up to you.
  • Must post either start-up post or wrap-up post to qualify and participate in at least one challenge. (around time of event) for participant giveaway.
  • Earn extra entries for participant giveaway for each challenge you participate in.
  • Earn an extra entry for reading one of the following: a book from your TBR pile published before March 1, 2014
  • Extra entries for sharing, adding button and following challenge hosts
  • Have fun!
  • Tweet your progress using #TBRreadathon (optional)
  • Twitter Party – Sunday March 16, 2014  4pm (EST) to 5 pm. Chat about books and win some swag.
My Books:
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Take Control of You TBR Pile March 2014

Take Control 2014

It’s Time to Take Control of Your TBR Pile. Caffeinated Book Reviewer so excited to be hosting this challenge again and wish you all the best of luck. It is not to late to join, just follow the rules below and sign-up with the linky HERE.
There will be a read-a-thon mid-month called the Ides of March to help you reach your goals and give you a chance to win additional prizes. You can sign up here.


  • Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Facebook or Goodreads account.
  • Make a Goals/updates/Results post (can be combined) post on blog/facebook/goodreads
  • Beginning March 1st, 2014 and ending March 31, 2014 at midnight read books from your TBR pile ALL books must have been published before March 2014. (if you have an ARC with a publish date before 3/14 than it is acceptable.)
  • Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the giveaway form for an entry. (review only needs to be a short one)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps
  • The rafflecopter will allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
  • Earn an extra entry for adding Take Control Button to your blog, or facebook (with link-back)
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2014 at midnight and a winner will be chosen. Open internationally as long as Book Depository, Barnes and Noble or Amazon ship to you. Prize: New 2014 release. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy) Max. prize value of book 20.00 US dollars
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

He Loves Me, He Loves You Not by Mychea

He Loves Me, He Loves You Not
#NewReleaseTuesday #BingoReadingChallenge #MonthlyKeyWordReadingChallenge #MonthlyMotifChallenge
Kindle Edition 222 pgs est.
rating 4 stars (3.6)

From Goodreads:
It's been years since their parents were murdered. Twin sisters Shia and Leigh are trying to readjust to life, while caring for their baby sister Remi. With the exception of Leigh s angry, dramatic mood swings every now and then, everything seems to be going great. That is until Demetri; the mysterious stranger enters their midst, and falls right in the path of the newly single Shia. After dating Trent for so long, she is looking for a man to treat her like a queen, and Demetri is heaven sent...until inexplicable things begin to happen. When one of her sisters goes missing, and was last seen with Trent and Demetri, Shia suddenly realizes no one is who they appear to be. The seemingly normal world she and her sisters recreated is destroyed. Shia begins to realize that her parents' past deeds are coming back to haunt them all and no one can be trusted. It is unclear to Shia which man truly has her best interest - and safety - at heart. Staring at the wilted flower she calls life, she is slowly pulling back the layers to try to understand if He loves me, he loves you not...

My Review:
Started off interesting. It was a hint that the story was going to be psycho twisted. After the opener
the story settles into drama filled romance triangles. No that is not a typo, it is triangles.

Shia and Leigh are twins. They may look like each other but there personalities are differently different.
Their night at a club sets up a chain of events that will change everyone lives forever. Well, that's not fair. It
is actually the girls' mother who set things in motion but I won't get into that as it would ruin the surprise.

The characters are all emotionally unstable. I can't really get into why they are emotionally unstable as it
would probably ruin some of the drama of the book. What I can say is that after reading this book if you
know someone who has a problem letting go give them this. Hope that they see themselves in it. Get them help. Speak on it. Because even though there are some overly dramatized moments in this book there are just as many real moments. Many people have been beaten down over someone else's mate. Hey, it ain't right but it happens.

For those who think the story is too far fetched. Sorry to tell you but other than the kidnapping and murder I knew women who could not let go and would fight rather than let the man she think is hers go. And I know several men who have date the mother, the daughters, and the cousins. Unfortunately, I know of a mother who made it obvious she wanted some of the loving her daughter boyfriend was throwing down. As well as, sisters who have the same "baby daddy". There's no limit to how crazy drama can get.

The lesson to take away is that when someone makes it know that they don't want you then you let them go.

*There lost score here was the writing. There were misspelled words, tense changes, and punctuation errors that messed up the flow of the book.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cover Candy 67

These Broken Stars
#lustingforcovers #covercandy #worthreadingit @Bunnitaz

Lusting For Covers a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession
with fellow book lovers hosted by TBQ's Book Palace