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Spotlight: Promise by Minrose Gwin

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Promise by Minrose Gwin Published: February 27, 2018 Publisher: William Morrow Synopsis A few minutes after 9 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1936, a massive funnel cloud flashing a giant fireball and roaring like a runaway train careened into the thriving cotton-mill town of Tupelo, Mississippi, killing more than 200 people, not counting an unknown number of black citizens, one-third of Tupelo’s population, who were not included in the official casualty figures. When the tornado hits, Dovey, a local laundress, is flung by the terrifying winds into a nearby lake. Bruised and nearly drowned, she makes her way across Tupelo to find her small family—her hardworking husband, Virgil, her clever sixteen-year-old granddaughter, Dreama, and Promise, Dreama’s beautiful light-skinned three-month-old son. Slowly navigating the broken streets of Tupelo, Dovey stops at the house of the despised McNabb family. Inside, she discovers that the tornado has spared no one, including Jo,

Book Blitz: Happy Endings Book Club by Kylie Gilmore

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Happy Endings Book Club Boxed Set Books 1-3  Kylie Gilmore Publication date: January 10th 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Book 1: Hidden Hollywood She’s on top… When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell. He’s on top… Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin, Josh, calls in a favor, asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl next door leaves J

Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

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The Grownup by Gillian Flynn Published: November 3, 2015 Publisher: Crown Format: via Overdrive Rating: 4/5 Synopsis A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan's terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan's teenage stepson, doesn't help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it. My Thoughts This was one creepy and outrageous rea

Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

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The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson Published: February 3, 2015 Publisher: William Morrow Format: audiobook Rating: 5/5 Synopsis On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché. But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . . Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin

Book Blitz: Something Like This by Tracy Krimmer

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  This is my stop during the book blitz for Something Just Like This by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 14 till 15 February. Read on for more information about the book, a teaser image and a giveaway for an Amazon gift card! See the tour schedule here .   Something Just Like This By Tracy Krimmer   Genre: Romantic Comedy  Age category: Adult  Release Date: February 14, 2018 Love? Second chances? That crap is for romantics, not realists like Juliette. She has a bad attitude about love and an even worse one when it comes to second chances. And she may dress like an elf for a few weeks out of the year, but that doesn’t mean she loves Christmas. Stability? Purpose? Landon is surfing a pleasant wave of both until he's fired. Devastating news from his sister certainly doesn’t help. At least he has the holidays to look forward to. When Landon shows up at the mall and Juliette prevents a disaster, he can’t

Review: You by Caroline Kepnes

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You by Caroline Kepnes Published: June 16, 2015 Publisher: Atria Books Format: audiobook via Overdrive Rating: 5/5 Synopsis When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder. My Thoughts I had heard so mu

Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

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Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Published: September 2002 Publisher: Scholastic Format: purchased Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don't stand out--under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes--for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body. But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl's arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her. My Thoughts Stargirl tore me to pieces. It’s the story of a girl who goes by Stargirl and she decides to stop homeschooling and attend the local high school. She is a free spirit, to say the least, she dresses how she likes and says what she wants and doesn’t

Cover Reveal: The Second Chances Duet by Claire Contreras

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The Second Chances Duet by Claire Contreras Genre: Contemporary Romance Then There Was You Publication Date: March 1 st , 2018 Love and the right timing were two things I didn't believe in. Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together. Timing was never on our side. My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend. My second came years later when we met again, and I fell for her. My third was letting her go because I had to. Because a love like this wasn't built to withstand the winds coming in our direction. Love and timing. I didn't believe in either. Then there was you . . . Pre-Order Today! If you are an iBooks or Nook user, you can PREORDER Then There was You for release on February 27th! This title will not be available for purchase on iBooks or Nook after February 27th. iBooks / Nook   Releases on March 1st on Amazon and Free in KU! There will be no preorder for this title. Add to Go

Blog Tour: You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston

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We are so excited to be sharing the release of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Natasha Preston's YOU WILL BE MINE. Young Adult and thriller fans won't want to miss this one--be sure to grab your copy today! About YOU WILL BE MINE Love turns deadly in a new, heart-pounding thriller from Natasha Preston, author of the runaway bestsellers The Cellar and The Cabin. ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE WATCH YOUR BACK I’M COMING FOR YOU Lylah and her friends can’t wait to spend a night out together. Partying is the perfect way to let loose from the stress of life and school, and Lylah hopes that hitting the dance floor with Chase, her best friend, will bring them closer together. She’s been crushing on him since they met. If only he thought of her the same way… The girls are touching up their makeup and the guys are sliding on their coats when the doorbell rings. No one is there. An envelope sits on the doormat. It’s an anonymous note addressed to their friend So

Spotlight: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

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NEXT YEAR in HAVANA CHANEL CLEETON ON SALE FEBRUARY 6, 2018  Inspired by true events in her family’s history, Chanel Cleeton beautifully illuminates the enduring heartbreak and unwavering hope of a country torn by revolution. “Chanel Cleeton’s prose is as beautiful as Cuba itself, and the story she weaves—of exile and loss, memory and myth, forbidden love and enduring friendship—is at once sweeping and beautifully intimate.” —Jennifer Robson, USA Today bestselling author of Somewhere in France “A vivid, transporting novel. Next Year in Havana is about journeys—into exile, into history, and into questions of home and identity. It’s an engrossing read.” —David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl and The 19th Wife Advance praise for Next Year in Havana Next year in Cuba! For over half a century, exiled Cuban Americans have celebrated with this traditional toast—a bittersweet sentiment that captures the steadfast belief and dashed hopes of a future where they return to their beloved

Release Day Blitz: Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

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  From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES comes BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS—a red-hot romance that will break your heart and put it back together again! Don’t miss this stunning new title from Kami Garcia! BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS is now available at all fine retailers. Order your copy today!     From #1 New York Times –bestselling author Kami Garcia comes a red-hot romance that will break your heart and put it back together again. Her heart has to break before it can open. When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her. He has to let someone in before it’s too late. With her