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Review: IT by Stephen King

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It by Stephen King Published: September 1986 Publisher: Scribner Format: purchased Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It. Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers. My Thoughts With October being the month of scary and frightening things

Review: The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

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The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay Published: June 26, 2018 Publisher: William Morrow Format: audiobook via Overdrive Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.&quo

Review: His Favorites by Kate Walbert

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His Favorites by Kate Walbert Published: August 14, 2018 Publisher: Scriber Format: audiobook via Overdrive Rating: 4/5 Synopsis They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens on a “borrowed” golf cart, at night, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident. Taut, propulsive and devastating, His Favorites reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story coolly describes a series of shattering events and the system that failed to protect her. Walbert, who brilliantly explored a century of women’s struggles

Release Day Blitz: Five Reasons to Go by Candace Knoebel

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We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of FIVE REASONS TO GO by Candace Knoebel. FIVE REASONS TO GO is the second standalone in the Risky Hearts duet. If you love your contemporary romance emotional and angsty then grab your copy today!   About FIVE REASONS TO GO One day a week. That was his rule. And it was also our downfall. My marriage to Hank was one of convenience. When I got pregnant at sixteen, he took me in and kept a roof over my naïve head. We had an agreement—we could sleep with whomever we wanted so long as our children were kept in the dark. It worked great… until it didn’t. Cocky Jack Swanson was never supposed to be mine. His marriage was open, but his heart was guarded… until he slowly let me in, revealing an alluring man with a painful past. With him, I felt what love could be. I felt wanted… needed. I’d never wanted to fall in love… but then I did. And now… the rules have changed. Jack isn’t the same man I fell for. Broken and gutted from his

Book Blitz: All That Matters by Tracy Krimmer

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This is my stop during the book blitz for All That Matters by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 23 till 24 October.  See the tour schedule here . All That Matters b y Tracy Krimmer (All That #3) Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Women’s Fiction Age category: Adult Release Date: October 22, 2018 Blurb Dory Walker finally has both feet on the ground and looks forward to one thing only--becoming Mrs. Harris Malone. Her wedding is coming up, and she's put her music career behind her for good so she can focus on what's important in her life. Family comes first. Harris Malone is getting used to his young daughter living over an hour away but now faces a new challenge--unemployment. With a wedding in a few months, he's in need of money, and he’s not sure how he’s going to find it. But as Dory and Harris plan their happy future together, a trail of lies follows them. From secrets to hidden truths,

Release Day Blitz: Snowed in for Christmas by Noelle Adams, Zoe York and Samantha Chase

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We are so excited to be bringing you the release of the SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS boxset. This holiday box set features three all-new stories from New York Times bestselling authors Noelle Adams, Zoe York & Samantha Chase. Get this box set today to get yourself in the holiday mood!   About SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS STRANDED IN THE SNOW (Holiday Acres, Book 2) by Noelle Adams Olivia Holiday doesn't expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she dislikes the most. Scott is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she's determined not to give in to the deep feelings for him she's been hiding. A CHRISTMAS RESCUE (Silver Bell Falls, Book 4) by Samantha Chase Saving a litter of puppies right before Christmas was incredibly rewarding for Bailey Walsh. But getting snowed in with her sexy-yet-grinchy veterinarian boss turns out to be rewarding in a whole other way. LOVE ON THE EDGE OF REASON (

Release Day Blitz: A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst

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Today we are celebrating the release of A BRAND NEW ENDING by Jennifer Probst. This book is the second standalone title in her Stay series, and it is a contemporary romance title that is available to read for FREE in KindleUnlimited . Available Now to read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU Purchase in Paperback | Audio A BRAND NEW ENDING (Stay, #2) by Jennifer Probst Available Now to read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU Purchase in Paperback | Audio Synopsis A love story will be rewritten in this heartfelt romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst. Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guarded against

Review: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

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What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum Published: July 11, 2017 Publisher: Delacorte Press Format: audiobook via Overdrive Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Two struggling teenagers find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world. KIT: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand. DAVID: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her. When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refresh

Review: Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

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Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon Published: September 18, 2018 Publisher: Touchstone Format: via Overdrive Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midn

Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

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Sadie by Courtney Summers Published: September 4, 2018 Publisher: Wednesday Books Format: via audiobook Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late. My Thoughts In Sadie, we have West, a podcaster who hears a story

Review: Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid Published: September 20, 2018 Publisher: Amazon Original Stories Format: purchased Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Dear Stranger… A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives. My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you… The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here. Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken. My Thoug

Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han [To All the Boys I Loved Before #2] Published: May 25, 2015 Publisher: Simon and Schuster BYR Format: via audiobook Rating: 4/5 Synopsis Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? My Thoughts P.S. I Still Love You picks up right where the first book left off, we see Lara Jean trying to figure out where exactly she and Peter K are in their relationship. We finally get introduced to John and that leads to more friction between her and Peter. While I did like the chemistry between Lara Jean and John let’s be real he is no Peter K! However, the friendship and scenes between these two were SO adorable. I also liked the scenes with the elders at the retirement home, those seniors

Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

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Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker Published: August 8, 2017 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: via audiobook Rating: 4/5 Synopsis One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime. My Thoughts Emma in the Night is the tale of Cass who return after being gone for a few years and now must tell everyone where she has been and what happened to her sister who left with her but never returned. This tale has many twists and turns when it comes to the Tanner sisters, we see

Review: Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand

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Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand      Published: May 3, 2016 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Format: via audiobook Rating: 5/5 Synopsis The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean-but so can the secrets. For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. But on one of those bonding nights, one of their trio swims out from the shore and doesn't return. After the surviving friends emerge from their grief, they realize that the repercussions of their loss go far beyond their little circle, and they begin to uncover layers of secrets-and their connections to each other that were never revealed on the beach. What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy their marriages, families, even themselves. My Thoughts Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite authors

Blog Tour: The Forever Christmas Tree by Sandra Hill

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The Christmas bells are chiming across the Outer Banks town of Bell Cove, North Carolina, but there’s one local ‘grinch’ who’s not listening . . . The Forever Christmas Tree  by Sandra Hill Series:  Bell Sound Series Genre:  Adult, Contemporary Romance Publisher:  Avon Books Publication Date:  September 25, 2018 Purchase Your Copy Today! Amazon   |   Avon Romance   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Google Play   |   iBooks He’s got bad-boy looks and a Bah Humbug attitude, so when the local paper asks the villagers to vote on the “Biggest Local Grinch” as a fund-raising project, Ethan Rutledge isn’t surprised to hear he’s made the ballot. He might own the local Christmas Tree Farm, but the holiday hasn’t been welcome in his home since Wendy Patterson left him heart-broken twelve years ago. But now Wendy’s back, fresh from a tour of duty as a female Navy SEAL. She’s bold, beautiful, and has five Navy buddies trailing after her—as if she needs a bodyguard! And what’s al