TBR Thursdays

The Wishing Heart

J.C. Welker


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With a book in her bag and a switchblade in her pocket, Rebel’s been thieving her way through life while hoping for a cure to fix her ailing heart.
But when the bejeweled vase she just tried to hawk turns out to be a jinni’s vessel, Rebel gets lost to her world and dragged within another. Now every magical being in the city wants the vase for himself.
Thrust into a game of cat and mouse in a world she never knew existed, Rebel must use her uncanny skills to find a way to free Anjeline the Wishmaker.
But wishes have consequences. And contracts. Anjeline’s freedom could unravel a love like Rebel has never known, or it could come at the cost of Rebel’s heart…

For today’s TBR Thursdays, I’m featuring a book that’s been sitting on my TBR for a very long time. The Wishing Heart by J.C. Welker sounds really fascinating and when I received my copy, I was really excited to start it. I mean there’s jinnis, thieves, magical being, and romance. But I’ve been playing catch up with my TBR and every time I feel like I’m making some progress, something else happens. I feel like I’m a broken record saying this over and over, but I never expected to get approved for so many Netgalley ARCs. Sooo… I’m making a plan and avoiding making anymore requests until I finish more than half of TBR. With that being said, I’m definitely starting this beauty this weekend!

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Any thoughts about this book? Have you read it? Anyway thanks for reading and have a great day!

Sincerely Karen Jo


Book Feature

Happy Friday Eve Lovelies! Guess what?!?! I’m feeling so much better today woohoo! Just coughing a little here and there, but I think I should be 100% by this weekend! I’ve fallen behind on all my reading and feel really bad for not meeting certain deadlines, but I’m going to try my best to catch up. Anyway, today I’m doing a book feature for a unique thriller that I think would be the perfect read during Fall / Halloween. I haven’t read this book yet, but it’s definitely on my TBR, so read on to check it out.


The Teddy Bear Chronicles

Saved in Paris #1

Donnalyn Vojta


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35174445In this first volume of the suspense series (for ages 16+), a young educated Chicago woman, Kelly Donovan, must escape from her luxurious home to get away from her sociopath boyfriend, Mark Flannery, before he takes her to a woodsy cabin for a little “anniversary get-way.” She must plot, lie, and pretend to be happy before she can flee her relationship and her own home, alive. Unforeseen obstacles frustrate her efforts to get away, and Kelly’s family and friends, strangers to one other, must perfectly work together to help her live a life free from threat. The diverse group includes an insecure drama teacher, a brilliant pharmaceutical engineer, and an international businesswoman with a secret that comes in very handy at one critical point.
This story is uniquely narrated by inanimate household teddy bears, which, notwithstanding their immobility, have interesting thoughts and perspectives on the shocking events and intriguing relationships which form before their plastic eyes. These plush bears also get a healthy dose of an entertaining blooming romance when Kelly’s plight takes everyone overseas to Paris. While in France, more scheming, racing to stay steps ahead of Mark, and even physical violence ensue – violence which does not always involve a damsel in distress. To complicate matters further, some of the characters are not necessarily what, or who, they seem. Once the plot’s feverish pace decelerates, the group starts to feel some hope, but is the race really over? The genre-mixing mind-bending narration style makes this novel a sensational ride. Enjoy!

IMG_7193About the Author

After 44 years on this Earth, the one constant, in terms of Donnalyn Vojta’s strengths, is writing. From college to law school to legal writing to lesson planning and now fiction writing, it is her favorite and strongest skill. Vojta has a B.A. in Philosophy, including a minor in Literature. She also earned her J.D. in 1999. When she is not writing fiction, Vojta is working as an Academic Private Tutor in all subjects related to English.

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Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Sincerely Karen Jo