Stacking The Shelves #3


Stacking The Shelves is weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews 

Note: I will still be taking part in The Sunday Post which will feature posts from the week as well as posts to come, along with fun little things from my week.

This week I got some great freebies and some great books for review. Check them out!


Mind The Gap by Paul Earle - YA Contemporary - Received soft cover for review VIA Barrington Stoke Press - Released January 5th 2017

November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) by Shannon A. Thompson - YA Dystonia Fantasy- Received ebook VIA author for review

*Feels Like Forever (A Lot Like Love #1) by Katie Micheals - New Adult Contemporary Romance- Received ebook VIA author for review

*The Feeling Of Forever by Jamie Howard - New Adult Contemporary Romance- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Swerve for review (Releases February 7th 2017)

*Red (Love in Color #1) by SM West - Adult Romance- Received e arc VIA Inkslinger PR for upcoming blog tour review (Releases February 6th 2017)


Playing With Temptation (The Players Club #1) by Erika Wilde - Adult Erotica Romance- FREE EBOOK (was free at the time of this post please check before purchasing) 

*Beauty Mark by Stephie Walls - Adult Contemporary Romance- Won ebook VIA author

*Make Him Wild (Intoxicating #1) by Christie Ridgway - Adult Contemporary Romance- FREE EBOOK (was free at the time of this post please check before puchasing)

*Branna (Slater Brothers 4.5) by LA Casey - New Adult Contemporary Romance- Brought Ebook- I love this series, I have already read this novella and loved it!

What did you get this week? Like the sound of any I got this week?




2017 TBR - January to March 2017


I don't like TBR's however I do have certain books that I want to read as well as books I have received for review which I need to read each month. I wanted to have a place on my blog of the books I want/will be reading throughout the year, thus this page. On here will be a list of  books I will definitely be reading. This first list is books I will be picking up from now till the end of March. I have already read 7 books so far in January, I wont be mentioning them below.

*All books mentioned I own/ have received for review, sources will be mentioned below. This doesn't include new releases I want to pick up and buy in the coming months. I will keep this page updated, i.e. links to posted reviews etc I will also update with a list of books I will be reading every three months*

*All Books linked to goodreads*

*The Memory Book by Lara Avery - YA Contemporary - Own Hardback
*A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - YA - Own movie tie in edition
*The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon - YA Contemporary- Proof sent by publisher, Peguin, 2016 release
*Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - YA Contemporary- Own paperback

*Feels Like Forever by Katie Michaels - New Adult Contemporary- Received ebook VIA author for review
*November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) by Shannon A. Thompson - YA Dystopian Fantasy- Received ebook VIA author for review

*The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles - YA Fantasy- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Bloomsbury Children for review (Releases January 2017)
*Mind Gap by Phil Earle - YA contemporary - Received paperback for review VIA Barrington Stoke Press (Released January 2017)
*All About Mia by Lisa Williamson -YA contemporary- Received hardback for review VIA David Flicking Books (February 2017 release)
*The Feeling Of Forever by Jamie Howard - New Adult Contemporary Romance- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Swerve for review (February 2017 release)
*We Came Apart by Sarah Crossan & Brain Conaghan - YA Contemporary Romance- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Bloomsbury Children (February 2017 release)
*Heart of the storm (Undertow #3) by Micheal Buckley -YA- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & HMH Books For Young People (February 2017 release)
Red (Love In Colour #1) by SM West - Adult Romance- Received e-arc VIA Inkslinger PR for blog tour review
*When We Never Say Goodbye by Meg Kearney - Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Persea (February 2017 release)
*Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken -New Adult Contemporary Romance- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley (February 2017 release)

*See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng -Middle Grade contemporary- Received paperback proof VIA Puffin for review (March 2017 release)
*Optimists Die First by Susan Nielsen -YA contemporary romance (mental illness)- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Anderson (March 2017 release)
*Seven Days Of You by Cecilia Vinesse - YA contemporary romance- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Little Brown Books For Young Readers (March 2017 release)
*One Wild Night (One and only Texas #3) by Melissa Cutler - New Adult contemporary romance- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & St Martins Paperback (March 2017 release)
*Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik - YA contemporary- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & HMH Books For Young People (March 2017 release)

Discussion: Let's Talk Publishers

*Note: Books may be published by a different publisher in your country. I am UK based!

We love publishers, of course we do they publish book's of which we would be nothing without.  (dramatic I know) Note- I do appreciate authors who self pub,that's a whole other appreciation post. 


So I "surveyed" my bookshelf to try and see what publisher's I seem to pick my books up from the most and what publisher's print my favourite books. Here are the results:

*Penguin and Bloomsbury seem to be my go to publishers the majority of the books I own are from these publisher's. Penguin have published some of my favourite books including All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and Vampire Academy & Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. Bloomsbury publishes none other than Harry Potter, among many others.

However there is also some others publishers that seem to pop up regularly on my bookshelf including Usborne Publishing, Chicken House and Electric Monkey.  I also observed that most of my urban fantasy books are from Gollancz and most of my contemporary reads from Penguin. It seems I am drawn to different publishers for different genres. 

One other publisher I have to mention is Headline as they publish my favourite series ever!! The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, so they are my queens!

I love all these publisher's and I have had the privilege of receiving books to review from some of these publisher's which I appreciate so much. I have discovered by looking at my book shelves that like having a favourite author I have favourite publisher's. When I pick up books it's because of the cover, author or blurb and I never think to look a lot of the time who publishes it. I would love to know if there is any publishers you pick up more often than others. Did you notice?

Let's talk!!

Release Day Blitz- Ego Maniac by Vi Keeland


Happy Release Day to Ego Maniac by Vi Keeland. I can't wait to read it!



Blurb:

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing. 

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all. 

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office.  He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent. 
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients.  But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued.  Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships.  And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing. 
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day. 

Ibooks * B & N * KOBO * Google Play * Audio * Paperback 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


 Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages.  She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 



Sunday Post #35


The Sunday post was created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!

I am smashing my Goodreads reading challenge. I don't know what it is but my reading speed has picked up and I have read five books already out of my hundred goal. This makes me super happy!!!

So what has been happening on my blog this week:






You can still win a Pre Order of a 2017 read, check it out here

Coming this week (Tentatively) 

Release Blitz- Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

Discussion: My Fave publishers

Baking Tuesday: Cookies with Daemon Black (This may not be Tuesday but later in the week)

Ascender's Saga Blitz

My Colouring Book Collection

A few videos I found this week and loved:

This video is just so cute! Its snow day at Oregon Zoo.


This story is incredible. Two little girls from China where adopted by two american families. Recently one of the parents discovered her adoptive daughter has a sister, an not just a sister, a twin. This video shows there first meeting on Good Morning America.


Finally a new song I am loving, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello, Bad Things.


How was your week?

Stacking The Shelves #2


Stacking The Shelves is weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews 

Note: I will still be taking part in The Sunday Post which will feature posts from the week as well as posts to come, along with fun little things from my week.

This week I didn't think I would have much to add to my shelves as I had alottt last week but I ended up with 10 books, opps!

*All Books Linked to Goodreads*


First up I brought a coloring book. I have an addiction to coloring books. I buy a lot of them and have hardly done any of them, but they are so pretty so I can't not pick them up. I got this Dream Cities one for a £1, yes a £1 in the pound shop and I just had to pick up this bargain. Now to the books:

*See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng - Middle Grade/ YA Contemporary- Releases 2nd March 2017- Received paperback proof for review VIA Puffin

A funny, luminous, utterly moving novel about a space-obsessed boy, his dog Carl Sagan, and a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe. (Source- Goodreads )

The One Memory Of Flora Banks by Emily Barr - YA Contemporary - Brought Paperback- I had an e-arc for review however I felt this book needed to be read in paperback (I know am weird sometimes I feel certain books need to be read in physical form rather than ebook form) 

*All About Mia by Lisa Williamson -  YA Contemporary- Releases 2nd February 2017- Received finished hardback for review VIA David Fickling Books

*Photos from my Instagram- megan_readingawaythedays


The Substitute ( The Wedding Pact #1) by Denise Grover Swank - Adult Contemporary Romance- FREE KINDLE BOOK (was still free at the time of this post, but please check before purchasing)

*Beautiful Entourage (Beautiful Entourage #1) by E.L Todd - New Adult Contemporary Romance- FREE KINDLE BOOK (was still free at the time of this post, but please check before purchasing)

*Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken - New Adult Contemporary Romance- Releases 28th February 2017- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Amazon Publishing SkyScape

*We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan & Brain Conaghan - YA Contemporary Romance- Releases 9th February 2017- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & Bloomsbury Children's UK. Really looking forward to this one, I highly recommended you check this one out. 

*One Wild Night ( One and Only Texas #3) by Melissa Cutler - Contemporary Romance - Releases 7th March 2017- Received e-arc VIA Netgalley & St Martins Press - (Can be read as a standalone)

*Ruthless (Playboys In Love #2) by Gina L Maxwell - Adult Erotica Contemporary Romance- Releases January 30th- Received e-arc VIA Inkslinger PR for review for blog tour. (Can be read as a standalone)



Lastly I kinda brought another copy of Fifty Shades Of Grey. I own the movie tie in cover edition of Fifty Shades Of Grey, however after buying the movie tie in of Fifty Shades Darker last week my sets didn't match. So I had to buy a copy of Fifty Shades Of Grey with the original cover. Now I have the trilogy in the original covers and the first two movie tie in's. Yes I know I have a problem, I do this with a lot of my fave series/ books.

What did you get this week?



Top 5- 2017 Movie Releases I am excited for


I love movies, who doesn't. There is so many great movies out this year and I wanted to share some I am looking forward too.

First up Fifty Shades Darker- February 2017 - Rating 18

I am so excited for this film. I love the books have read them numerous times and I loved the first movie. My tickets are pre- ordered, hurry up February.


Beauty and the Beast - March 2017- Rating PG

I have never seen or read Beauty and the Beast. I know what am I doing with my life. Belle is one of my sister's favorite princesses so I am really excited to go watch it with her.


Guardians Of The Galaxy (VOL 2) - May 2017- Rating (Unrated as the date of this post)

I loved the first movie and can't wait to see the second. Baby Groot is so frickin cute!


War For The Planet Of The Apes- July 2017- Rating (Not sure of rating)

I loved the first two reboots in this series and I like the older movies as well. This one looks epic.


Transformers: The Last Knight - June 2017- Rating (Not sure of rating)

I love the Transformer's movies and I am so excited for another one. I also love the soundtrack to these movies. I hope Linkin Park does another song.


What 2017 movie are you looking forward to?