Feature Follow Friday ~ March 31, 2017

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The goal of Feature & Follow is to meet new bloggers, make friends, and gain readers.

It’s My Birthday! 

I tricked you! If you keep up with my Sunday Posts or monthly Chit Chats you’ll know that my birthday was last month!

Today’s topic is: It’s my birthday! What book should I read? Recommend your current favorite book.

So I’m going to recommend mine, and you recommend yours to me! Because we all love books!

31752357My current favorite read is: King of the Friend Zone.

I love Hunter’s character. He has a lot of focus in this book. There are so many instances of internal dialogue and that is the part I think I enjoyed the most. He is so real. He thinks what everyone else is thinking. It is like Pratt literally recorded and wrote down someone’s thought processes through each of the scenes he’s in. He is the MC of the book and I love that this author put that spin on her characters and chose him as the focus for a romance.

Tell me yours! What’s your current or most recent favorite book?  

Blitz + Giveaway: The Animal Under The Fur

The Animal Under
E.J. Mellow
Publication date: March 30th 2017
Genres: Action, Adult, Romance

From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight.

Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she’s been raised as the perfect assassin.

The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm’s length.

Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed.

The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile.

But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing—in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter.

The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love standalone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you’ll find gripped in your hands.

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E.J. Mellow is the award-winning author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series and The Animal Under The Fur. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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Book Blogger Hop #14


The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.

Do you visit every listed blog in the linky list when you are participating in a meme? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I try to visit every blog in the linky for my memes I participate in each week. The only exceptions are the two bigger ones, The Sunday Post and Top Ten Tuesday. I think I visited everyone on The Sunday Post last year. It took forever. Top Ten Tuesday is out of the question because there are HUNDREDS of people. Lately I haven’t been able to get around to commenting as much, and now that UIL is over and the yearbook will soon be 100% due I am hoping to have a lot of personal time back.

WWW Wednesdays (March 29th)


This is a weekly meme hosted hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. To join in answer the following three questions and hop over to Sam’s and leave your link.

What are you currently reading?

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT The Piper’s Price. I hit 50% last night and was pushing it, staying up until 11:30 to get there. It is getting so good. An array of new characters were introduced. One of the things I did in my review of The Neverland Wars was a comparison, and I noted there was no Tiger Lily or Captain Hook. Well, there IS a Tiger Lily! Gwen meets Tiger Lily on a reservation and there’s some crazy secret stuff going on that must be hidden from the Anomalous Activity Department – which Gwen’s dad works for! And since she is connected to Peter Pan and magic, the “black coats” are after her. I am super excited about what is coming next. Everyone keeps warning Gwen that she doesn’t want to go looking for the Piper because he does some shady deals and such, so I am wondering what he is all about. 

Here’s the synopsis:

Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate—the infamous Pied Piper.

Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn’t sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he’s just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she’s nearly home and meeting with Jay again.

The Piper isn’t the only one hiding from the adults’ war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she’ll have to confront one of Peter’s oldest friends… and one of his earliest enemies.

I didn’t make any progress through my audiobook, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. I mentioned last week that it’s very dry and it kind of bores me, but I want to finish it. I think I’ll listen this weekend while I do some things and try to finish it up.

So begins the Time Traveler’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes…and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.  There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well. 

 What did you just finish reading?

I’m reading furiously to finish!

What do you think you’ll read next?

I am getting pumped about reading my upcoming books! These are my most recent NetGalley finds, so I’m ready to read, review, and clear my plate! I said last week I wanted to finish all of these by the end of April. I think I can do that!

 How about you? What are you reading this week?

Leave a comment with your answers! Share the link to your WWW Wednesday post OR leave your answers in the comments if you don’t have a blog. Happy Reading! 🙂

Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Last Night with the Duke


I am moving on to more NetGalley books. If I’m going to get 50 of them read this year, I’ve got to get cracking!


30078642Synopsis ~ Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey

Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?

The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind–until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride?


Chapter 1

Don’t say in private what you don’t want to hear repeated in public.

Miss Mamie Fortescue’s Do’s and Don’ts for Chaperones, Governesses, Tutors, and Nurses

Benedict Mercer’s impatience was beginning to grow, and it didn’t appear that the fourth Duke of Griffin’s disposition would improve, judging by the fact there was no one in the front office when he stepped into Miss Mamie Fortescue’s Employment Agency. He removed his damp hat while noting the room was sparsely furnished with an old, inexpensive desk, a couple of chairs, but little else.


“You heard me. When was the last time you were hugged?” [Loc 1340]

Would you keep reading? 

tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is hosted by The PurpleBooker. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you’re reading. No spoilers, please! List the author and book title too. Link up HERE.

First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea. To participate, share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you’re reading or thinking about reading soon. Link up HERE.


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.

Authors to Meet

I am not one to go all gaga over an author or a series. I’m very anti-hype, so my list is pretty short.



Which authors are you dying to meet? 

Cover Characteristics: UFOs

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This is a new meme hosted by Sugar & Snark. It came about when Sugar was wondering which cover to use for her #70 Cover of the Week post. Sugar kept on thinking of more than one, and they all seemed to have a theme/characteristic. So she decided to switch things up a bit!

Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the week’s particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit). You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!


Sci-fi is not my forte, so I could be completely wrong in what is considered a UFO, but I couldn’t find that many covers that featured UFOs. Most of them had something about UFOs in the title but didn’t have them on the cover, or had little alien-like creatures on the cover.

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