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Audio Book Review: Asher Black by Parker S. Huntington

About the Audiobook

Author: Parker S. Huntington Narrator: Lacy Laurel Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes Publisher: PSH Publishing House⎮20 Genre: Romance Series: The Five Syndicates, Book 1 Release date: Oct. 31, 2017 Synopsis: He was supposed to kill me. I had done the unthinkable. I called the cops on him, on his family, but he let me live. We became friends, and then... we fell in love.
Lucy Ives is a foster kid, running from her turbulent past. On her first night in New York City, she accidentally calls the cops on the mafia. When their fixer comes to kill her, he spares her life in exchange for a favor--be his fake fiance or die.

Lucy is the female lead that is studying in biology. She has a past from being in the foster care system. Despite her baggage, she is very intelligent and beautiful. She goes with her roommate Aimee to a nightclub. There she witness a crime and reports it. As the events go, it turns out that the club is mafia oriented and Lucy literally put her life in danger. Asher…

Free Writing Program with Inkitt

Inkitt launches a free program to help you turn your idea into a novel within 30 days
Have you ever thought about writing a novel? There are millions of people in the world who have ideas floating around in their heads that they want to write down but never find the time.

Inkitt, the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, will be launching their first ‘Writers Write Program’  on November 1st to help you turn your idea into an original novel. The 30-day program is completely free and filled with special benefits such as:
Free, 30 min private sessions with professional writing coaches (including the editor of The Martian) Events and tips with bestselling authors like Andy Weir, Lauren Kate, and Gayle Forman A variety of community features such as the choice to get a writing buddy who you can exchange manuscript feedback with
“Our intention is to enlarge the writing community by encouraging more people to become writers,” said CEO of Inkitt, Ali Albazaz. “The program is completely free …

September Wrap Up

For the month of September I mostly stuck with New Adult Contemporary novels. I am very proud of myself because I read 13 books for the month.

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I really enjoyed the books that I read for September and hopefully I can do the same with the books for October.

Java and the Librarians by Robin Roe Ep:7

Check out last month's Java and the Librarians ep: 7 A List of Cages by Robin Roe. If you have not read it go and read it before you watch because it is filled with spoilers!




Ep: 8 will be next Tuesday at 6:30p.m.CST 7:30 EST. We will be discussing our thoughts and opinions on The Girl in 6e by A.R.Torre. It will be filled with spoilers!


Update

It has been a good couple of months since I last did anything blog related. This has not been a good reading year for me and I have been in the biggest reading slump ever. However, I am slowly getting out of the slump. I have read some books including some books that I was sent to review. I will have those posted within the next couple of days. I know that this is towards the latter part of the year but I have been brainstorming some different ideas and approaches to give good content without getting "tired" of the same old. But I wanted to let you guys know that I have not forgotten about you nor this blog but I felt I needed to stay away for a while for personal reasons.

I feel better and more refreshed. As I said before look out for some more reviews that will come up in a couple of days.

💓-Ericka

Slump Madness

First, I want to apologize for my absence. I have absolutely no idea what is wrong or where my motivation has gone to. The things that I love to do I haven't done which is reading, blogging, drawing, panting, and journaling in a month...A Month. I've never gone that long without posting anything on my blog.

I know that a lot of people have these moments and when I usually have them its never this long. I hate feeling like this. Absolutely hate it because this is something that I love to do. I have a live show coming up next Saturday and I will have the book read by then but I'm no where near finished reading it.

Most of all I don't want to feel obligated and make something forced because that will take out the fun for everything. I want to be happy and give good quality posts and content and I want that to have a good reflection on me as well.

I just have not had the urge or motivation to do any of that. So my question for you guys.What is it that you do whenever you …

Borrow-A-Thon Round two Challenges!

I had so much fun participating in borrow-a-thon last year and I'm excited to participate again. Before I show you my tbr I will give you the list of challenges.

This is a week long challenge that encourages you to utilize your library. I work in a library so I am always using one but this makes it more fun.

March 19th 12:00AM-March 26th 11:59PM

Try before you buyA Graphic NovelTry a new-to-you authorA book recommended to youA book with your favorite color on the coverA book that involves a library in some way
My borrow-a-thon tbr in the order of the challenge Carve the Mark by Veronica RothFun Home by Alison BechdelTo Catch a Killer by Sheryl ScarboroughRule by Jay CrownoverInk and Bone (The Great Library) by Rachel Caine When you pick out your TBR use the hastag #Borrow-A-Thon on twitter or your social media platforms.

The Urban vs Epic Fantasy Week

This post is what I am excited for. If you love fantasy this is for you but which side of the fantasy spectrum are you on? I am definently #TeamUrban but I do love a good epic as well.

This is for all of you guys to stand together with your sides and unite as one. There are some great Urban Fantasy and Epic Fantasy books coming out this year and I can't wait to devour those.

Here is the schedule for this week.

Urban Fantasy vs Epic Fantasy Schedule: 

Wednesday Mar. 1st:Bloggers post a feature with authors who ascribe to #TeamUrbanThursday, Mar. 2nd:Bloggers post a feature with authors on #TeamEpicFriday, Mar. 3rd:Bloggers and authors can write / share related posts, including: why they’re Team Urban or Team Epic, their Top 5/10 Fave Urban or Epic Fantasy Reads, and/or the Top 5 Reasons They Loved _____ (an urban or epic fantasy read)
For more info head over to Entangle Teen to check it out. There is also a cool giveaway going on too. 
Which team are you on?
#TeamUrbanFantasy or #Te…

Spotlight: Meeting Lydia by Linda MacDonald

About the AudiobookAuthor: Linda MacDonald Narrator: Harriet Carmichael Length: 8h 43m Publisher: Essential Music⎮2016 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Release date: Nov. 17, 2016 Synopsis: “Edward Harvey. Even thinking his name made her tingle with half-remembered childlike giddiness. Edward Harvey, the only one from Brocklebank to whom she might write if she found him.”
Marianne Hayward, teacher of psychology and compulsive analyser of the human condition, is hormonally unhinged. The first seven years of her education were spent at a boys’ prep school, Brocklebank Hall, where she was relentlessly bullied. From the start, she was weak and frightened and easy prey for Barnaby Sproat and his gang. Only one boy was never horrible to her: the clever and enigmatic Edward Harvey, on whom she developed her first crush.
Now 46, when Marianne finds her charming husband in the kitchen talking to the glamorous Charmaine, her childhood insecurities resurface and their once-happy marriage begins to slide. Tee…

Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Goodreads Summary: Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or a performance. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world . . . 

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.


Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves …

Book Review: Scythe by Neil Shusterman

Goodreads Summary: Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.











I just finished the book and I had to hurry and write down my review before I forgot. This story is about a dystopian world that does not experience natural death, sickness, or anything of that nature. That means with mortality outdone the world's population is growing. To handle this Scythes are appointed to be the bearer of death which is called gleaming (killing)
Rowan and Citra are two teenagers that are chosen to be Scythe's apprentices under the mentoring of Scythe Faraday. They must…

Cover Reveal for ACOWAR!

This book right here?..........It will destroy me. I know it will. I just know. We have waited so long for this and I will try my best not to devour this when I get it because I want to sit and fully enjoy and invest myself in it but there are so many questions that I feel are going to be answered and of course more are going to rise.

Also can we talk about the drama?! We all know how ACOMAF ended and I don't want to spoil it if some of you all haven't read it but we know that there is going to be some MESS! This is when the s*** just got real. Seriously. I have a bunch of scenarios as to how this book can play out but I'm going to keep cool and go with the flow.


Java and the Librarians Ep. 1: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Our first episode of Java and the Librarians was a great success! We had so much fun discussion our thoughts, opinions, and feels of this book. Although we did have a few technical difficulties it was still so much fun. I cannot wait until the next one for next month.

For February we will be reading Save me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald.
Goodreads summary: One of the great literary curios of the 20th century, Save Me the Waltz is the first and only novel by the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. During the years when her husband was working on Tender is the Night—which many critics consider his masterpiece—Zelda Fitzgerald was preparing her own story. The novel strangely parallels events from her husband’s life, throwing a fascinating light on Scott Fitzgerald and his work. In its own right, it is a vivid and moving story—centered upon the confessional of a famous glamour girl of the affluent 1920s and an aspiring ballerina—that captures the spirit of an era


If you have not watched our first…

A Series of Unfortunate Events Release!

Netfix just got real. I have been waiting for this to finally come on netflix and I'm going to binge watch this sucker till its crazy!

I watched the movie when it came out a while back and I really liked it. I know there was some disappointments with it because of how off it was from the books but I hadn't read them at the time. With this series, it seems to be kinda true to the story but we all will see.












At first when it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris was going to be cast I didn't really see it. But when I saw the trailer I could see it was a good fit.






Then the Baudelaire children are cast good too. I think the whole cast is good but I haven't seen it yet. I'm just going off of the pics and trailer. I can't wait to see it and I hope it turns out to be good!








Top 5 Wednesday #1: 2017 Debut Authors That You Are Excited For?

These are some of my top 5 debut authors books that I am currently waiting for. 😊



Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an el…

Book Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Goodreads Summary: She's a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

He's the Prince of Night...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames

Ur…

Inkitt Android App Release!

Back in November, I helped promote Inkitt's app release  for the iPhone with promises of an android app as well. Today is the day for android users because the app has finally launched!

For those of you that do not know what Inkitt is, it is an indie digital library that you can download for free through google play.  It has a host of upcoming and aspiring authors that have their work at the touch of your fingertips. With only being in operation for a little over a half a year, Inkitt's audience has grown to be over 700,000 readers world wide! This user friendly app is great for when you are on the go and you need to satisfy you reading cravings right at that moment.

Also, Inkitt is breaking way into publishing and I have had the pleasure to read and review one of their books. Check out some of the screenshots down below and if you would like to read my review for one of their publications I Was A B**** click here.



























To download the app click on the link below
https://inkitt.app.…