Month: January 2018

Birthquake by BL Berry

Birthquake by BL Berry

Birthquake is a rom-com where we follow Henley and Jeff as they embark on the journey of parenthood.

The story is written as though they’re journal entries of Henley’s from before conception all the way through post-birth.

All the ups and glorious downs that come with the swaying hormones, ridiculous parents, and the craziest of best friends.

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2DXzsvt


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What’s up Buttercup…Week of January 29, 2018

What’s up Buttercup…Week of January 29, 2018

**Video filmed, edited, and uploaded while under the influence of being sick and the medications that follow.** Where I discuss previous reading goals, set new goals, and misc ramblings.

Plus, even though it’s Monday, I participate in Small Booktuber Sunday.

The names of the Booktubers I recommend:

Catalyst Reads: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvIcCu4wanD4XJw0yjUeEcw/featured

Dai Kitty Reads: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZC3lt6OHKytjbYo68KWBxw

Tea Hags: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48oLcrHh0YVkEDIvO04lOA

 

 


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The Hockey Player’s Heart by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

The Hockey Player’s Heart by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

Caleb Carter is a NHL hockey player for the NYC Rangers. He’s currently injured and leaves the city to get some R&R back in his home town. While back his sister Pam, who is the principal at a local elementary school, talks Caleb into helping out at the school carnival.

While setting up his space Caleb sees Aaron Price, his high school crush and Pam’s best friend. Last Caleb heard Aaron was living in LA. It seems he’s back and teaching at the school. Caleb thinks that while he’s in town this might be the opportunity to finally woo Aaron. Only Aaron is skittish and though agrees to go out as friends is holding himself back, but why.

As things progress Caleb wants more but Aaron stalls. Caleb comes up with a gesture grand enough for Hollywood to show Aaron that he is true to his word and wants nothing more than to settle down with him for the remainder of his days.

Purchase-
Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/1UF5trP
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DC98Ul


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Rebel by Rhys Ford

Rebel by Rhys Ford

Gus Scott has always lived his life with one foot out the door ready to bolt. After his boyfriend, Rey, breaks up with him he goes out and drinks away the pain and has a one night stand that leads to the creation of his son Chris.

Rey just wants to settle down. He’s ready to have the house, white picket fence, marriage, everything. He wants that badly with Gus and when he doesn’t see it happening he just breaks up with him. Years later he realizes his mistake.

As Rey tries to woo Gus back into his life and show Gus he’s worth loving, Gus is trying to learn how to be a real adult. He first needs to accept his past and the decisions others made that have destroyed his view on his life and his self worth.

It’s not an easy path. It’s full of bumps, yelling, threats, cussing, laughs, talking, and above else; love.

Purchase-
Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/1UF5trP
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2E7h6pv


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Accidentally Wolf and His Perfect Wolf by Elle Boon

Accidentally Wolf and His Perfect Wolf by Elle Boon

**First I need to apologize to Elle Boon and all of you watchers and readers. I continually call the second book His Perfect Mate when in fact the name of the book is His Perfect Wolf.**

Accidentally Wolf (Mystic Wolves #1): Cora is a veterinarian who is on a run when she sees this helpless wolf cub caught in a trap. She frees him, carries him back to her clinic, and while she’s fixing him up he bites her. Shortly after she starts to feel ill. She leaves the clinic and goes to her apartment next door to take a shower, hears a commotion, runs back to her clinic in nothing but a towel, and there stands the most sexiest man she’s ever seen holding the wolf that she’s rescued and all she can think to do is climb him, lick him, bite him, and rut against him like an animal.

From here things only get better…..

His Perfect Wolf….

Niall is the alpha of the Mystic Wolves. He was mated once before to the mother of his son Nolan. (Nolan is the cub wolf who bit Cora) Emma, Niall’s mate, was it for him. He knows he must find a mother figure for Nolan, but this person will never get his heart.

Then he smells something sweet and perfect out in the woods. When he finds the broken body of a female at the bottom of a cliff he has to save her. Something compels him to do everything to get her to safety. The same warnings his gave his brother Zayne when it came to Cora he tries to remind himself but they quickly go out the window.

Alaina remembers nothing about herself after she’s rescued by Niall only that she knows she’s not fully human and he’s not either, but she keeps this information to herself.

Alaina’s past shows up to taunt her, Niall must face his past and decide his future, and Nolan falls in love.

Purchase books 1&2: http://amzn.to/2Dw72oJ


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Men of the Cross (Battle Scars #1) by Charlene Newcomb

Men of the Cross (Battle Scars #1) by Charlene Newcomb

Henry has left the comforts of his home against his father’s wishes to go fight in the crusades with King Richard for God and country. His father warns him that he knows nothing about the happenings of war but Henry has trained for this, he’s been knighted; he’s ready.

Stephen is a veteran. He has fought in many battles, seen men do many a horrible things. He’s quite drunk, boisterous, and telling quite the tales when Henry meets him for the first time in a tavern. From here they become good friends. Even though Stephen prefers the company of men. Henry has let him know that he is betrothed, and if he wasn’t he couldn’t betray God like in that manner.

As they venture closer to the holy land battles are fought, allies betray them, Henry experiences death of a close friend and he loses that last bit of innocence he held so close. Henry begins to question many things, most of all, his feelings toward Stephen.

As war moves forward Henry seems to be stuck. His legs and his horse are taking him where the king demands, but his heart and head are causing another war altogether.

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2EPTioY


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What’s up Buttercup…Week of January 22, 2018

What’s up Buttercup…Week of January 22, 2018

Weekly update where I discuss updates from goals set last week, make new goals, and what you can expect review wise this week.  Plus misc ramblings.

 


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Clean Slate Book Tag

Clean Slate Book Tag

Originally created by Michael from Catalyst Reads: https://youtu.be/0RXOJz41lnc


 

 

TAG Questions:
1). Are there any genres that you’re going to read more of or less of in 2018?

2). Are there any books you have recently read that changed or challenged some of your own philosophies and beliefs?

3)Who would you recommend for a ”newbie” to watch?
Steph’s Rom Book Talk: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNTmgDRRFoeRLSq5l97T97Q
McKinlay’s Bookshelf: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGeCrqUI0dV_t9g83NQWfew

4). Do you have a reading book bucket list?

5). What is it about BookTube that has surprised you the most?

6). What are some of your goals? (Doesn’t have to be just related to BookTube).

7). If you could meet (dead or alive) any writer, artist, or musician who would they be?

8). Would you rather have your life written by your favorite author or be portrayed in a movie by your favorite actor/actress?

9). What are some of the challenges you have had to overcome or would still like to improve upon in regards to your channel?

10). What advice would you give to someone that is thinking about deleting their BookTube channel?

11). Who do you tag?
McKinlay’s Bookshelf…

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Skin by Christian Baines

Skin by Christian Baines

I must warn you, give you a heads up, pronounce to the world and the great beyond….this story is N.O.T. a romance. Skin is a general fiction piece of literature with queer lead characters. There are sexual acts on many of the pages, just for the purpose of having sex, nothing more, possibly less.

Skin follows the lives of three humans and a flamboyantly charming but deadly voodoo spirit. There really isn’t a lot to be said without giving the story away or accidentally throwing out a hint. Just know that you’re mind is going to be thoroughly tricked. Christian takes it for a wild ride of guesses, assumptions, pain, hurt, awe, amazement, and very tumultuous feelings.

We also get to see humanity at it’s most basic. There is no glitz or glamour. We’re walking the back streets of New Orleans. Hearing slang worlds/phrases, vulgarity at every turn, racism, bigotry, homophobia, lewd/crude/brash behavior, raw, humanity.

Christian writes, orchestrates, and conducts this story brilliantly.

Get ready for the trip of the year…..

Purchase-
Bold Stroke Books: http://bit.ly/2bsOYCU
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qNaJVe 


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