October 09, 2018

September Picks with @JennaMorland with @ya_bookaddicts & @WinterHavenLib with @SJMaas

This month we have two amazing books to share with you! Debut author Jenna Morland is coming to The Book Addicts to share her upcoming title Empress Unveiled with us and I can not wait to read it! 

Next is the Young Adult Book Club localed here in Winter Haven, Florida will be meeting Oct. 9th at 5pm and will be reading A Court of Thorns and Roses!  I love this book and can not wait to read this one again! 

September 18, 2018

#BookBlitz: Unexpected Hostage by @laylathewriter #Giveaway @XpressoTours

Unexpected Hostage
Layla Stone
(Unexpected, #1)
Publication date: September 9th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
Everyone says he’s dangerous.
Everyone is wrong.
My new cabin-mate is a telepath and the whole ship’s scared of him. I was too, for about three seconds. He’s quiet, but once I get him talking he’s the most fascinating man I’ve ever known. He shouldn’t be in that cage. He didn’t do anything wrong. But good thing he is, because I would love to snuggle down for a long night with a body like his.
Everyone thinks they’re safe.
Everyone is wrong.
My race is known for being peaceful, and I was too…until I was electrocuted, kidnapped, sold, and then put in a cage. I’ll get out of here soon, but while I plot my escape, I’ll enjoy my cabin-mate’s attention. She thinks she has figured me out. She’s not even close.
The ship is being attacked, a perfect diversion. There is only one problem…I want to take my cabin-mate with me.
Note to readers: This is a full length Sci-fi Romance Novel with action, adventure, adult humor and a steamy romance.

#FirstPage with The Perfect Candidate by @pstonebooks

Welcome to this week's First Page post!  This week we have a thriller that is perfect for this October!  This has been pegged as the perfect ya thriller for right now-think John Grishman meets John Green.  ~Margaert Stohl! 

September 17, 2018

#BookReview: Pieces of Her by @slaughterKarin @WmMorrowBooks

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: William Morrow
Recommended Age: Adult 
Genre: Mystery (Thriller) 
About the Book:

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

#BookReview: Blessed Be the Wicked (Abish Taylor Mystery #1) by D.A. Bartley

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Crooked Lane
Recommended Age: Adult 
Genre: Crime (Thiller) 
About the Book:

Detective Abish Taylor left Utah for a reason. But with her husband’s passing, it’s time to come home. Reconnecting with her family means dealing with her past: the father she abandoned and the community she left behind. Her one escape is serving as the sole police detective in the small town of Pleasant View. But when the quiet Mormon suburb in the Wasatch Mountains is shaken by a macabre death—with the hallmarks of a sacred ritual dating back to the days of Brigham Young— Abbie is called into action. 

As she uncovers the dark side of the picturesque neighborhood—infidelity, corruption, and the greed of a global religion—Abbie discovers just how far some powerful leaders of the Church will go to bury their secrets. Especially as the brutal murder unearths a sinister tradition lurking in the religion's not-so-distant past: the ultimate sacrifice for unforgivable sins. With the chief pressuring her to close the case and the community that once sheltered her watching her every move, Abbie must find justice for the dead—before she’s silenced for good.

#BookTube with Ignite the Stars by @MauraMilan & @Uppercasebox

Welcome to this weeks BookTube post! This time I have an unboxing of the October Uppercase! 

#BookBlitz: Three Mages and a Margarita by @annettemmarie #Giveaway @XpressoTours

Three Mages and a Margarita
Annette Marie
(The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1)
Publication date: September 14th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.
It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview—to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right?
I expected to get thrown out on my ass. Instead, they…offered me the job?
It turns out this place isn’t a bar. It’s aguild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I’m exactly the kind of takes-no-shit bartender this guild needs, or there’s a good reason no one else wants to work here.
So what’s a broke girl to do? Take the job, of course—with a pay raise.

Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn’t a reverse harem. It’s 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.

#BookTour: The Devil's Thief (The Last Magician #2) by @LisaMaxwellYA @SimonTeen #Giveaway

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy 
Goodreads | Amazon
About the Book:

In this spellbinding sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Last Magician, Esta and Harte set off on a cross-country chase through time to steal back the elemental stones they need to save the future of magic.

Hunt the Stones.
Beware the Thief.
Avenge the Past.

Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined.

Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it.

To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them.

In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos.

As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.

This title will be released on October 9, 2018.

#BookstagramFeature with allisbooks

Welcome to this weeks Bookstagram Feature! We use the #BookstagramFeature to choose one photo we fell in love with each week! Well this week we found this one from allisbooks and just fell for it hard! I have yet to read The Hazel Wood but it is on my list. I mean I have two copies of it.  Make sure to check out her account at the link above! And join us next week for a new photo! 

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