August TBR and Upcoming Blog Tours

Hello loves! I can’t believe it’s already AUGUST… This year is just going by way too fast. Pretty soon it’ll be Fall, Halloween and then the Holidays!! Anyway, I posted my JULY MONTHLY WRAP-UP yesterday (if you want to check it out), so today I’ll be sharing my August TBR and the blog tours I joined for this month.

I’m challenging myself to read more this month since my puppy kind of has a normal routine/schedule. I’m still spending most of my time entertaining her and you know being a good fur mama, but I do have a little bit more time to read since she knocks out after her walk and dinner. Crossing my fingers I get through most or all of these books.

So without further ado, here are all the books I plan and want to read this month and all the confirmed Blog Tours I’ll be doing.

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In addition to the books I’ll be reading and reviewing for some blog tours, I also plan on reading these books. Wish me luck lovelies!!!

I’m planning on binging this before the movie. Rereading the first two and FINALLY reading the last book.

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Some of these, I was personally asked by the author to check out their books and review if it’s something I would enjoy. I’ve never heard of some of these before, but they sounded really interesting so I’m really looking forward to reading them.


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Blog Tour Stop – August 2, 2018 That’s today so Click HERE to read my review.

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Published June 14, 2018 

KISS THE BOYS AND MAKE THEM CRY…
THE GODS ARE GONE.
THE PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN THEM.
BUT SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD RACHEL PATEL CAN’T FORGET – THE GODS CONTROL HER LIFE, OR MORE SPECIFICALLY, HER LOVE LIFE.
BEING A HEDONESS, ONE OF A STRONG GROUP OF WOMEN DESCENDED FROM GREEK GOD EROS, MAKES TRUE LOVE IMPOSSIBLE FOR RACHEL. SHE WIELDS THE POWER OF THAT MAGICAL GOLDEN ARROW, AND WITH IT, THE PROMISE TO TAKE THE WILL OF ANY BOY SHE KISSES. BUT THE LAST THING RACHEL WANTS IS TO FORCE SOMEONE TO LOVE HER . . .
WHEN SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN BLAKE’S DISAPPEARANCE LINKS BACK TO THE HEDONESSES, RACHEL’S WORLD COLLIDES WITH HIS, AND HER BIGGEST FEAR BECOMES A TERRIFYING REALITY. SHE’S FALLING FOR HIM – A MESSY, MAGNETIC, ARROW-OVER-FEET TYPE OF FALL.
RACHEL DISTANCES HERSELF, STRUGGLING TO RESIST THE GROWING ATTRACTION, BUT WHEN HE GIVES UP HIS DREAM TO HELP HER EVADE ARREST, DISTANCE BECOMES AN INSURMOUNTABLE TASK. WITH THE POLICE HOT ON THEIR TRAIL, RACHEL SOON REALIZES THERE ARE DARKER FORCES HUNTING THEM – A GROUP OF MORTALS RECRUITED BY THE GODS WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PRESERVE THE POWER OF THE HEDONESSES – NOT TO MENTION EROS HIMSELF, WHO IS DESPERATE TO REVERSE THE CURSE . . .
RACHEL MUST LEARN TO DO WHAT NO HEDONESS HAS DONE BEFORE – TO RESIST HER GIFT – OR SHE’LL TURN THE PERSON SHE’S GROWN TO LOVE INTO A SHADOW OF HIMSELF … FOR EVER.

 

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Blog Tour Stop – August 7, 2018

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 6, 2018

Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for college and a more settled life. First stop: spearhead a summer camp for underprivileged kids. The girl who’s agreed to run it with him has Vaughn more intrigued by the minute, but with the strict no-fraternizing rules, he’s got to figure out how not to fall for her.

When the boy Carlyn Sadowski has crushed on for years asks her to work with him for the summer, she has to pinch herself. When his world-famed coach offers her training for free, she can’t believe her luck. He could actually help her follow in her mother’s footsteps by playing college tennis. But when she finds out the catch is she’s got to convince Vaughn to go pro, Carlyn will have to decide between her dreams and the boy currently stealing her heart.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book features a super-hot sports star, the shy girl looking to grow her confidence on and off the court, and late-night shenanigans that would make your camp counselor blush.


 

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Review Stop – August 8, 2018

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 6, 2018

Aspen Cove, Colorado, isn’t on Lydia Nichols’s wish list when she finishes her residency at Denver General Hospital, but life delivered several surprising blows. Her long-time boyfriend, who was also her boss, moved on with a nurse and took Lydia’s job with him. No boyfriend. No job. No options. As a favor to her sister, she arrives in the small mountain town for a temporary job as the clinic doctor. Her first question when she gets there is ‘how fast can I leave?’ That is, until sinfully sexy Wes Covington comes into the clinic seeking care. With him around, Lydia may have found a reason to stay—for now.

Wes Covington left his demons in Denver. Working for his family’s architectural firm, he was tired of being almost—almost good enough, almost rich enough, almost loveable enough. He abandoned his penthouse, his high-paying position and his Porsche for simple, small-town life. All he wants is to restore his ancestral home and find a good woman who’ll love him for who he is and not what he’s worth. When Wes meets Dr. Lydia Nichols, he likens her to a hellion with a halo. She’s the perfect mix of sassy and sweet, cunning and compassion, but she’ll never be his unless he can convince her to stay.

Love blooms when the timing is right, but will Lydia surrender her chance at love or can Wes convince her that everything she’ll ever want or need is right in Aspen Cove?


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 15, 2018

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Published March 31st 2018

The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.

In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 17, 2018

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Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.

Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…

With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

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Review Stop – August 21, 2018

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 21, 2018

The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires.

She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing.

Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home.

But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again.

As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance.

Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all.

 


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 28, 2018

Excerpt Only. Not Reading or Reviewing at the moment

aboutthebook2Published July 3, 2018

Death is just the beginning.

After dying in a terrible car accident, Rhett awakens in the afterlife and is recruited to join the crew of the Harbinger, a colossal seafaring vessel tasked with ferrying the souls of the dead. To where exactly, no one knows. But the crew must get the souls there, and along the way protect them from vicious soul-eating monsters that will stop at nothing to take the ship and all of its occupants.

Rhett and his new friends have a hard enough time fighting back the monsters that grow bolder and more ferocious every day. But then a new threat emerges, a demon who wants something that Rhett has. And if she gets it, it could mean the end of everything… for both the living and the dead.

 


 

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BLOG TOUR STOP – AUGUST 30, 2018

Excerpt Only. Not Reading or Reviewing at the moment

aboutthebook2Expected Publication August 28, 2018

Thirty years ago, the gods of Greek legend returned to the world. Their return restored their powers, which had been spent in a cataclysmic battle with the Titans. With the ancient deities imprisoned in Tartarus, the Olympians now reside in Néo Vasíleio, formerly known as California.

Twenty-four-year-old Derek Aerios is a war scion, a descendent of Ares, the God of War. He and his brother, eighteen-year-old Liam, capture mythological creatures and rogue scions as part of Ares’s elite military force. As he struggles to cope with his violent powers and the scars of a traumatic childhood, Derek tries to keep the two vows he has made: protect his brother, and never kill a human again.

But when Ares forces him to hunt and kill four rogue scions under Athena’s control—by threatening Liam’s life—Derek chooses to go after the scions in order to save his brother and keep his promise to himself.

Yet the closer Derek gets to the scions, the more he realizes that his orders are part of a deeper conspiracy that put him at odds with his mission and his conscience. Athena may not be the enemy, a traitor could be in their midst, and the Titans could be closer to freedom than ever before.

 


Have you read any of these? Any of them on your TBR? Let me know in the comments.

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading. Have a great rest of the day loves!

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July 2018 Wrap-Up

monthlywrapupnewHello wonderful bookish friends! How did you do with your reading goals in July? Hope you all had some really great reads.

As for me, well, I had a few slow days here and there and didn’t get to all the books I planned on reading. I also didn’t make that much progress on my Netgalley TBR like I wanted… but that’s because I joined blog tours and requested for more books. Then, there was this “reading bad luck” phase where I unfortunately read 3 books back to back that wasn’t my cup of tea. That has never happened before and it just really bummed me out. BUTTT, there are some good news folks! I managed to maintain my Netgalley feedback ratio at 56% so yay me! Also, I’m currently 2 books ahead my Goodreads challenge and ended the month reading a really AMAZING and HEARTWARMING book that I’m declaring right now as one of my favorite 2018 reads.

Here are some stats for you

  • Read 12 books total
  • Read 1 novella (a prequel)
  • DNF’ed 1 book
  • Read 3 not my cup of tea books
  • Read 1 book that’s definitely going on my top ten 2018 favorite reads

So, let’s take a look at all the books I read in JULY!

Remember to click the book titles to read my reviews and view the posts. 


My Lullaby of You by Alia Rose 

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A Delightfully Sweet and Heartwarming Story

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This was a fun, light, and lovely read. My Lullaby of You gently tugged at my heartstrings and I thought it was a wonderfully written story of about self-discovery, forgiveness, grief, love and second chances. If you’re in the mood for something sweet with plenty of sunshine, sand, and swoony love songs, then I suggest you pick this book up.


The Boyfriend Brackett by Kate Evangelista

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A lighthearted, delightfully sweet and charmingly cute story

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Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read, lighthearted and beautifully affecting. The unique and fun storyline, adorable characters, endearing relationships, and the heart-melting moments had me wanting more. And the ending… so pleasantly satisfying and left my heart full and bursting with so much happy. If you’re looking for a sweet and entertaining YA contemporary romance, then I recommend you check this out or add it on your TBR.


Kings of Rittenhouse by Maya Hughes

A Shameless King Prequel 

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Intriguing Introduction That Sucked Me In

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I read this before starting book 1 and I think it’s a really great introduction. The writing was fast-paced, the characters were very intriguing, and the set-up for the series seems very promising.


 

Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1)

by Maya Hughes 

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A must read guilty pleasure romance with plenty of humor, heart, and swoons

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Cue the giggles, laughs, spinetingling shivers, and waterworks! This book had it all and was such a deliciously swoony and charmingly entertaining read. I LOOOVEEEE enemies to lovers stories and this one definitely hit the spot. It was fun, steamy, angsty, and adorably romantic. I absolutely loved the tension, drama, all the lighthearted sweet moments and even the parts that had me desperately holding back tears. It didn’t work though and I shamelessly teared up/cried a few times.


The The Supervillain and Me  by Danielle Banas

(Morriston Superheroes #1)

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Addictively Witty and Marvelously Entertaining Superhero Adventure

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This book is one of my favorite reads this summer. Danielle Banas delivered an amazingly entertaining superhero story with plenty of humor, fantastic action scenes, exciting mysteries, adorably cute romance, and sweet moments that touch the heart. I loved the characters, the storyline, the swoony kisses, and the life lessons weaved throughout the book. I absolutely cannot wait to read more from this series and see what happens next.


 

Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider

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3.75 – Short, Sweet, and Adorably Entertaining

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Kiss Me in New York was a quick short read, but it was also incredibly sweet, funny, and uplifting. It was lighthearted, fun, and entertaining. I loved the different adventures, mishaps, and heartwarming moments. The characters were likable and the romance was adorable. Kiss Me in New York was a quick short read, but it was also incredibly sweet, funny, and uplifting.


 

Rebel Heir (Rush Duet #1)

by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

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4.75 – The perfect summer read with all the imaginable FEELS

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This book had me hooked. Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s writing style was witty, heartfelt, and addictive. I loved the angst, drama, humor, the unexpected twist that tore me to pieces, and of course the swimmingly adorable and steamy romance. My emotions were completely all over the place, going from extreme highs to the most painful lows, but every dialogue meant something and every moment hit all the right FEELS. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book so much!


 

Rebel Heart (Rush Duet #2)

by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

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Smokin’, Swoony, Sweet and a Satisfyingly Wonderful Ending 

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Rebel Heart was such a satisfyingly wonderful ending that had me holding my breath the entire time. I must have died a million times because the FEELS in this one got to me SOO BADDDD. With new twists and turns, drama and angst, and swoons and surprises, this book had me reeling in every way and clutching my heart. I experienced so many emotions throughout this story, heck the entire series, and felt so much for the characters. It was definitely an intense rollercoaster ride and when it was all over, I was sad, but also blissfully happy.


 

Magic of Winter by Martina Boone

(Celtic Legends #4)

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I don’t have my full review up for this yet since I’m still choosing which quotes to include. I’ll have it live this Friday, but here’s a mini review —  I absolutely enjoyed the plot which was well-paced, engaging, and filled with heartbreaking and sweet tender moments. The romance was wonderfully slow burn and the swoons were plenty. I loved that even though this book wasn’t focused on the romance, there were still many scenes that melted my heart.


 

Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon

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2.75 – 3 Adorable and Fun Read

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Overall, this didn’t quite hit the spot for me, but it was an easy, light and somewhat enjoyable enemies to lovers story. The romance was sweet and had a few adorable moments that I loved. I thought the book wrapped up nicely and once I finished, I was quite satisfied with the ending.


 

Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon

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 Light and Easy to Read, but Disappointingly Lackluster

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This book was sadly not for me. I actually speed read through about 75% of the book and I rarely do that. There were so just many things I didn’t like and maybe that distracted me. I really hate writing bad reviews, but just because I didn’t like this book, doesn’t mean it was horrible. There were a few fun moments and I liked some of the friendships. Oh and the cover’s really cute…


 

Thirsty by Mia Hopkins

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Too Dull and Dry for My Taste

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Thirsty could have been really amazing, but it just wasn’t executed that well for me. The writing was okay-ish and easy to read, but didn’t pull any emotion out of me. I honestly couldn’t connect with the story or the characters… I really wanted to though.


 

The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman

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A Remarkably Timeless, Touching and Achingly Beautiful Tale

About Family, Friendship, Love, Acceptance and Hope

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Katy Upperman’s debut novel, Kissing Max Holden, was one of my Top Ten Favorite Reads in 2017. It was deeply moving, deliciously swoony and so full of heart. I couldn’t wait to read The Impossibility of Us, and now that I have, I can honestly say that I’m a forever fan of Upperman’s gorgeous writing — breathtakingly emotional, amazingly realistic, and wonderfully affecting. To say that I loved this book is an understatement. The Impossibility of Us undeniably captured my heart, completely consumed my thoughts, and had me wiping away my tears... many many tears.


Hope you had fun reading my monthly wrap and found something to add to your TBR.

Have you read any of these books? Any book recommendations for me?

Let me know in the comments down below and I hope you all have a fantastic August reading month. Take care!

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