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WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!
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The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Day I Stopped Falling For Jerks duet by Max Monroe! This is my first Max Monroe book and I’m super excited to be reading it! 

Blurb: I’m Luciana Wright. Everyone calls me Lucky, but when it comes to love, I’m anything but. I have a long history of dating the wrong men.
You know the ones I’m talking about.

The beautiful, charming guys who are quite literally too good to be true. The ones who are impulsive in love and prefer short flings over long-term relationships. I’m talking about the jerks. The guys who taste so good, but are so very bad.

After going through the most ridiculous breakup in the history of breakups, I thought I’d learned my lesson. I officially put myself into jerk rehab and committed to changing my ways. But, let’s be real here, love is never that easy. Especially when an arrogant, charming, he-devil of a sexy alpha man gets involved.

Aussie accent. Tanned skin. Muscular, surfer bod. Gorgeous brown eyes. And the kind of sexy smile that brings women to their knees. Oh, did I mention that he’s also my best friend’s brother? Yeah. This story, my story, it’s a real doozy you guys. The day I stopped falling for jerks, I met Oliver Arsen—the biggest jerk of all.

Pre-order The Day I Stopped Falling For Jerks duet here ←

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What did you recently finish reading? The Necromancer’s Bride by Brianna Hale! Oh my goodness! This book was a novella but it completely blew my socks off! It is the perfect dark romance/Halloween read! 

Blurb: When I was a child he brought me back from the brink of death. Since that day I have borne his mark, a black star in the center of my left palm. The villagers say it brands me as evil. I think it means something far worse. It marks me as his.

The disease that nearly killed me has returned to the village and children are dying. I’m the only one who dares to climb the mountain and learn his secrets. In exchange I’m to clean his house and help with his strange experiments, but Meremon wants more. He wants me. And it isn’t long before I discover that his demands are as twisted as his experiments.

Warning: This story is a dark fantasy romance with scenes of non-consent and dubious consent. Additionally, Meremon is a necromancer and enjoys unusual things. Some sex scenes might be strange or creepy for some readers.

As always with Brianna Hale books, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily ever after. THE NECROMANCER’S BRIDE is a novella of 16,000 words.

Pre-order The Necromancer’s Bride here ←

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What do you think you’ll read next? I have been fortune enough to receive ARC’s of Royally Yours by Emma Chase and Long Road Home by Stacey Lynn! Once I’m finished with The Day I Stopped Falling For Jerks duet I’ll be diving into these bad boys! I’m super excited! 

Royally Yours Blurb: Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal. When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning. What she isn’t… is married. It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty. Even Queens. Especially them.

** Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there. To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure. Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever. Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story. This is theirs.

Pre-order Royally Yours here ←

Long Road Home Blurb: I left home ten years ago, promising myself I’d never return to the place where I had never been accepted. I was despised and ridiculed for circumstances completely beyond my control.

But when my grandmother passes away, I’m forced to return to Kansas. I will have to face everyone who hated me. But they’re not who I’m most afraid of. My biggest fear? Facing him.  Jordan Marx. The boy I once loved more than life itself. The boy who defended me from them. The boy I’d disappeared on, leaving him nothing more than a horrible nasty lie and hastily scribbled note.

When Jordan finds out the secret I have carried for so long, I’m in for the battle of my life.  Or so I thought. I might have wandered for years on a path riddled with thorns but with Jordan by my side, taking the long road home means more than reuniting with the only man I’ve ever loved. It might just mean finding myself, and the family I never thought I could ever have along the way.

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Those are my WWW Wednesday updates! What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I would love to hear your picks! 

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Book Blogger Hop: It’s getting close to Halloween. If you HAD to read one of these two genres, which would you prefer — urban fantasy, or horror, and why?

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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All credits & info go to this page <—

October 5th – 11th – It’s getting close to Halloween. If you HAD to read one of these two genres, which would you prefer — urban fantasy, or horror, and why? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

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Oh my goodness! As I’ve stated before in a previous book blogger hop post I am NOT into horror, AT ALL. It stresses me out and gives me anxiety so I will definitely not be choosing horror if I had to choose a genre I had to read forever! One of my favorite genres to read is fantasy so I think reading urban fantasy would even be more fun to read about. 

I actually googled the description of urban fantasy and this is what Google came up with: Urban fantasy is a sub genre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. … A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, actual or imagined. (via Wikipedia.) 

I think from just reading that description that reading urban fantasy over horror would be an absolute for me because picking urban fantasy gives me more options. I feel like horror is just one genre you really can’t add or stray from, whereas urban fantasy could branch off into so many other things and scenarios when it comes to books and reading so I definitely would pick urban fantasy.

What would you choose if you could choose one one of these genres: horror or urban fantasy? 

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Waiting on Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about! This week I am waiting for…..
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The first book I am waiting for is Royally Yours by Emma Chase! Out October 30th 2018.
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Blurb: Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco. It’s a big deal.
 When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning. What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want. Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them. Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there. To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever. Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story. This is theirs.

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Why I’m excited: I really love the Royally series and I’m really excited for Royally Yours because it’s set in a different time with new characters. I really enjoy boys that are in the same universe as other books but has a different plot with new characters we haven’t read about. It’s familiar but contemporary. 

The Necromancer’s Bride by Brianna Hale, out October 20th 2018.DocW0u9W0AA2qFm.jpgBlurb: When I was a child he brought me back from the brink of death. Since that day I have borne his mark, a black star in the center of my left palm. The villagers say it brands me as evil. I think it means something far worse. It marks me as his.

The disease that nearly killed me has returned to the village and children are dying. I’m the only one who dares to climb the mountain and learn his secrets. In exchange I’m to clean his house and help with his strange experiments, but Meremon wants more. He wants me. And it isn’t long before I discover that his demands are as twisted as his experiments. Warning: This story is a dark fantasy romance with scenes of non-consent and dubious consent. Additionally, Meremon is a necromancer and enjoys unusual things. Some sex scenes might be strange or creepy for some readers.

As always with Brianna Hale books, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily ever after. THE NECROMANCER’S BRIDE is a novella of 16,000 words.

Pre-order ⟵

Why I’m excited: I’ve been following Brianna Hale for awhile now and I am kicking myself I haven’t read any books of hers yet! But I’m super excited for The Necromancer’s Bride because I feel like it’s perfect for October and the Halloween season; but also because I enjoy reading darker romances and the blurb really got me interested! 

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black out January 8th 2019
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Blurb: You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

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Why I’m excited: I just finished re-reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (if you’re interested check out my review here⟵) for review and I liked it a lot more than the first time I read it. Although it really didn’t end on a cliff hanger I do have some questions and I’m really curious to see how everything that happened in The Cruel Prince play out in The Wicked King. We have a long time to wait for it though, January is three months away! 

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Those are my picks for Waiting On Wednesday! Do you have some books you’re waiting for? I am so impatient so it’s hard for me to wait on things, ESPECIALLY books. One of the reasons I love the romance genre book world so much is because the waiting isn’t bad, usually only a few months which isn’t bad at all. Compared to the Young Adult which usually takes a year or more. Anyway please let me know what your Waiting On Wednesday picks are! 

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How To Relax with Reading!

1Hello friends! Happy Weekend and Happy Saturday! So I wanted to write a blog post talking about how several things: the main focus on reading routines and how to relax before or while you’re reading but I also wanted to discuss the importance of self care and taking a break. I’m very open about this and I’ve discussed it before on my blog but I have suffered from anxiety and depression my entire life and five years ago I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) I lost my Dad at twenty years old in August 2017 and I have struggled with balancing my mental heath issues ever since. Most days I am fine and then there are others that completely just knock the life out of me. I don’t want to move, I don’t want to do anything and it’s just a horrible, horrible thing to deal with on a daily basis…mental illness. 

Although I have to live with these struggles every day, I know the good days outweigh the bad and like I have for all my life, I will continue to fight against the bad days. One of the things I do when I’m having a bad day is read! So I got to thinking and came up with this blog post! I thought it would be fun to ask other readers what their reading routines and rituals were and what they did to relax before they sat down to read. In this blog post I’m going to share my relaxing reading routine along with other readers! After you read this post I hope you take some of these suggestions and tips to heart and take some time out to relax and exercise some self care for yourself! Enjoy! Xo! 

2.jpgMy ideal reading routine would be somewhere quiet, either on my bed or a big comfy chair but DEFINITELY somewhere quiet. I wish I could be one of those people who could read anywhere especially with noise, but I am not. Before I settle in I usually pick several of my favorite essential oils and pop them in the diffuser! I use Young Living Essential oils and my favorites are peace and calming, joy and orange! Those scents calm me and just make me feel immediately relaxed. Once I am settled I love cuddling up with blankets and I LOVE blankets especially big, fuzzy ones! And cozy socks are a must too! Usually I have a small stack of books next to me (even if I’m reading from my kindle) and I have some sort of stone nearby. My go to feel good stones are Opal and Himalayan salt. Then I start reading! 

That’s my reading routine and I want to hear yours! Your habits, tips or suggestions! Please comment and tell me your thoughts! Below are other reading routines and rituals from fellow readers and bloggers, each username is tagged so you could follow them on twitter! Enjoy! 

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Get comfy on the sofa or bed (usually the bed), turn off the tv, play some instrumental music (for a few minutes only! I like the background noise), then I’m ready to not get up EVER lol –  

I read at bedtime, so I take a bath (always with lavender body wash to relax), put on comfy pajamas, and crawl into my cozy bed. Then I’m ready to read all night.  

I like the quiet, turn off the tv, grab a cup of coffee and cover up with a blanket 

Definitely a blanket, drink and snack also my baby monitor!  

Blankets blankets blankets! @Cat_book_tea 

Definitely a blanket.. settle down in my recliner and put my feet up.. and probably will have some old favorite tv show on because I don’t like Silence.. 

Run a bath – a nice hot one and soak for a couple of hours while reading 🙂  

I make sure I have everything I need to sit for a while: a nice blanket, a comfy pillow, something to drink nearby. 🙂  

Cushions and a nice cuppa does it for me x – 

Beverage: hot or cold depending on weather/time/mood Pillows &/or blankets = snuggly pup Front door locked. I’m not home, as far as you know. Electronics on DND Pee. (me & the snuggly pup) Not getting up in 5 minutes, thanks.  

Cushions, tea/coffee, snack, phone within reach (so I don’t have to get up) – or better still, switched off. This scenario is perfected when the cat turns up to sit on me, which she invariably does thirty seconds before I have to move. 

A nice tasty drink and a comfy seat. –

I can read anywhere, no matter the noise, location tv on or kids running around. Writing is a totally different animal since people and noise are a major inconvenience. – 

Take off my shoes, grab a blanket and a snack, and shut the bedroom door so the cat can’t come in and sit on my book. –

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Book Blogger Hop: Do you like to finish one book before starting the next or do you read several at once?

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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All credits & info go to this page <—

21st – 27th – Do you like to finish one book before starting the next or do you read several at once? (submitted by Cathy @ What Cathy Read Next)

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This was a question that ended yesterday but I’m not interested in answering the 9/28-10/4 question so I’m doing a bit of back pedaling 🙂 

I am a bit strange when it comes to reading orders of books. I am not a patient woman, especially when it comes to waiting for books. So in regards to the question, I like to wait for a book series to finish and then I will read all the books in a row. I am definitely the kind of reader that will binge a series all at once if I really like it. For example, I started reading the A Court of Thorns & Roses series July 2017. I picked up the first one and read it without realizing the trilogy just finished. Usually I NEVER do that and instead look up book series to see if it’s completed or not and that will sway my decision when it comes to reading a book because again, I DO NOT like to wait. 

Are you the kind of reader that likes to finish a book and take a break or do you finish a book then continue to next book in the series? Let me know! 

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Book Blogger Hop: What Author Do You Not Read & Why?

My Post (58).jpgThe Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All credits & info go to this page <—

September 14th-20th – What author do you not read and why? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
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What an interesting question! Honestly I’m not that picky when it comes to reading or book genres. My favorites and main focus of Amorette’s Reviews is definitely Romance, Young Adult and Fantasy/Fiction but again I’m not picky. HOWEVER there is one book genre that I flat out refuse to read and that is horror. Don’t get me wrong, Stephen King is an amazing author and person, but I just can’t read his stuff. 

I don’t understand why people like feeling scared and for me reading is such a getaway where I like to escape and relax; so feeling scared and reading about scary things is the complete opposite for me. So I can’t read Stephen King because one I don’t like horror and two being scared makes me anxious so I definitely want to avoid any book or author that focuses on that.

What are some books/authors you can’t read and why? I would love to hear your answers! XO

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Top 5 Wednesday: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly Wednesday discussion focusing on five questions about books run by Goodreads. You can find the thread here ➜ https://bit.ly/1kmldQ6

My Post (56).jpgQuestion for September 19th: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations. What an interesting question! There are so many books that I could talk about and discuss but I’m definitely going to go with some of my childhood favorites!

1. The story of Persephone and Hades. I don’t know about you but growing up and even now, I love Greek mythology and one of my FAVORITE stories ever is the story of how the Goddess of Spring and the King of the Underworld came to be together. Out of all the Greek Gods stories, Hades really isn’t that bad which has always struck me odd considering he’s the God of the dead but go figure! I think retold as a modern tale, in a modern setting especially in book form would be really, really cool. There isn’t a book about them yet BUT there is this really weekly web comic that is set in modern times that I adore! Check it out here: Lore Olympus

2. One Thousand and One Nights! There are so many different types of stories in here that if you really think about it, COULD connect together to make one epic book! Mix all those stories together like Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves etc and give it a modern twist and I think it would be really, really cool.

3. Pride and Prejudice! I would LOVE to have Pride and Prejudice re-imagined as a rom-com YA book either set in High School or maybe even in college would make the perfect angsty romance book. Plus I feel like there need to be more rom-com movies based on rom com books so let’s produce more of them!

4. Romeo and Juliet. Okay, okay I KNOW what you’re thinking: there is already a modern telling of Romeo and Juliet, the movie that Leonardo Dicaprio did BUT there isn’t a book version! At least not that I know of! But I would love a modern re-telling of a romance book focused on Romeo and Juliet in modern terms. 

5. The Great Gatsby. People either love or can’t stand The Great Gatsby, for me it’s one of those books that made me really fall in love with reading and helped shaped me as a person. Gatsby is about a man who fell so in love with a woman that he literally did everything he thought of to win her heart, add a classic re-telling of that and make it a romance book and BOOM. 

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Those are my picks for Top 5 Wednesday: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations! What Classics Modern Adaptations would you want to read? Let me know! 

AR

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Overall Review July 2018

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Oh my goodness! July went by SO fast! I reviewed some ARC’s for this month but I also did a lot of re-reading for review which was a complete blast! I’ve read a lot of books before I became a book blogger and I’m glad I found a way to incorporate past books I’ve read and loved into my blog! So without further ado, my overall review for July 2018!
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I started off July with re-reading the Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott, reading Lick first! It was so much fun revisiting this series this month! Kylie Scott is a fantastic writer and her Stage Dive series is a staple for any romance book lovers collection! This series means a lot to me personally because the books were published during a very transitional time in my life so I really loved re-reading them for review. The Stage Dive series focuses on a famous rock band with all of the four bandmates falling in love. Under really interesting circumstances might I add!  
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My review of Lick ⇠
My review of Play ⇠
My review of Lead ⇠
My review of Deep ⇠

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About the Author: Kylie Scott is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. Contact her at info@kyliescott.com or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia.

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I had the amazing opportunity to read and review for Jen Frederick which I was SUPER excited for! I’m a big fan of her and this was my first solo book of her I had the chance to review for (I’ve only read her other books Erin Watt wise.) Want You is about two kids growing up and falling in love with each other, which is honestly one of my favorite romance trope books EVER. I am a sucker for them. I just think knowing someone for most of your entire life and later falling in love with them, I think it makes it even more special. Not to mention that some criminal activity is involved in Want You, so it’s not just hand holding and flowers, things get a bit nerve-wracking. I love this book and Want You is definitely one of my favorite reads of the Summer! 
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My review of Want You ⇠

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I also had the opportunity to read and review for some new authors I haven’t read before which was so much fun! His Distraction by Tanya Gallagher was a kinky, fun, adventure read that was a surprise for me. The books where people don’t think they are going to fall in love or don’t want love are always something I enjoy. 
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My review of His Distraction ⇠

About the Author: Tanya Gallagher is the Seattle-based author of contemporary New Adult and Adult romances about smart, strong women and the sexy men who love them. In addition to A Slippery Slope, the X Enterprises series of steamy, funny contemporary romances launches in July 2018. Tanya traded pencil skirts in the boardroom for stories in the bedroom and hasn’t looked back since. You can find her traveling the world in search of beautiful scenery and delicious cake, and at penchantforpleasure.com, where she happens to sell one of the most popular brands of personal lubricant for your naughty bits. True story.

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I also had the opportunity to read and review for ML Sparrow for her college romance book, Flirt. It had been a minute since I had read a college romance story so it was a nice change of pace for me. 
About the Author: M L Sparrow is currently the author of several full length novels, three novellas and a slew of short stories published in various anthologies. Her novella, A Tangled Web, was a finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards. Another novella, Red Days, was a winner in the Book Excellence Awards, Current Events category.

She will write pretty much anything that pops into her head, no matter the genre, and enjoys keeping her readers guessing as to what she will write next, though you can pretty much guarantee that there will be some degree of romance!

As well as writing, she enjoys travelling and is currently living in Tokyo. Her travels are a constant source of inspiration and she has an endless supply of ideas for future novels…

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I’ve been re-reading a lot of books for review and to celebrate Katy Evan’s upcoming release Playboy part of her Manwhore series, I decided to re-read one of my favorites, Ladies Man. Oh my gosh, I am just in love with Tahoe Roth today as I was in 2016. My love for that man will probably never go away, haha! I love Tahoe and Gina and their slow burning romance is EVERYTHING. Love, love, LOVE this book! 

My review of Ladies Man ⇠

About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

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The Darkest Drae trilogy ended with Black Crown and I was really bummed it was finished! I loved all the books (Blood Oath, Shadow Wings and Black Crown) but I was a bit disappointed with the ending. That aside, this book and the rest of the trilogy is a great mixture of Mature YA, fantasy and romance!

My review of Black Crown

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Kelly St. Clare: Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unraveling this mystery and began writing. Her works include The Tainted Accords, The After Trilogy, and The Darkest Drae. A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her ginger-bearded husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.
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Raye Wagner: As one of eight children, I learned to love reading as a means of escaping the chaos that comes with being a part of a large family. When I was a teenager, I read Leon Uris’s Exodus, and fell in love with the character, Kitty Fremont. Not only was I in love with Ari Ben Canaan (my first introduction to an alpha male), but I felt a connection with her, so much so that I pursued a career in nursing. I continued to collect books and read through college, and even as I established my career. Years later, I read the Twilight saga, my first introduction to YA literature as an adult. I was in Half-Price Books and picked up a middle-grade novel with a boy and a lightning bolt on the cover. I read the first page, and bought the first four Percy Jackson books. Isn’t this series fantastic? After that I was hooked, and YA literature became my genre of choice.

I live in Middle Tennessee with my husband and three children. My favorite things include trips to the beach, baking sweets (and eating them), Tae Kwon Do, and doing puzzles and Legos with my family.
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And to finish off July with a bang, Playboy by Katy Evans! I love all of Katy’s books very, very much. However Real and Remy have always held the number one spot in my heart…until Playboy and Cullen came along! I love Remy so much but Cullen comes pretty dang close!! 

My review of Playboy ⇠

About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with Katy Evans
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans
Twitter @authorkatyevans

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That’s it for July! So many good releases this month and so many good reads! It’s been a blast and I’m looking forward for the second half of summer! I’ve also been reading a lot of books on my own too so I’m really excited for August! Thanks for reading! 

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WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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What are you currently reading? I am currently reading It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time by Kylie Scott! 
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Blurb: Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest.

Pre-order: Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2J5PW89
Amazon Au: https://amzn.to/2JyHaek
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2LqtaVs
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2J7Bb3Q
Nook: https://bit.ly/2sltfCu
iBooks: https://apple.co/2spWHXa
Audible: https://adbl.co/2JpIapL

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What did you recently finish reading? Playboy by Katy Evans! Gah! This book completely blew me away! I’m so excited for it’s release on July 29th! 
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Blurb: It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

Pre-order: Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX

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What do you think you’ll read next? Oh my goodness! There are so many books I want to tackle on my TBR list! I definitely want to start Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, I want to re-read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black for review and several other books! I think August is looking pretty open for me ARC wise, so I definitely want to tackle several books off my TBR! 
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That’s it for my WWW Wednesday! What are your picks for this WWW Wednesday? What are you currently reading? What book did you just finish? What do you plan on reading? I would love to hear your responses!! Xo!

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Book Blogger Hop: What’s your proudest blogging milestone or achievement?

Book Blogger Hop (Final)

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All credits & info go to this page <—

July 20th – 26th – What’s your proudest blogging milestone or achievement? (submitted by Cathy @ What Cathy Read Next)
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I have two proudest blogging milestones and achievements!

My first is that I created and made my own website (with the help of my wonderful husband of course!) amorettereviews.com! Huge, huge milestone for me because I am not tech savvy and I created everything myself so this site honestly feels like my baby!

My second proudest achievement was on May 24th 2017 when I got the email from Katy Evans that I was chosen to become one of her blogger team members. First of all, it was my first time EVER that any author has directly contacted me and asked me to do anything for them (example: promote or review) but on top of that…she asked me to become part of her blogger team! I was so excited because for the rest of my book blogging career I’m going to have access to all of her books and will always have the opportunity to review for her! How amazing is that?!   

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Those are my proudest milestones and achievements! If you are a book blogger or reader tell me some of your proudest milestones or achievements, I would love to hear them! 

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