Goodreads Giveaway Winner

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Hi booklovers! Guess what!?!? I won not one BUT TWO BOOKS from the Goodreads Giveaway yesterday! When I opened the emails, I was quite surprised. It’s been such a long time since I’ve won anything from Goodreads and I’ve never won two books at the same time. Let alone books I actually REALLY WANT TO READ.

I join a bunch of these giveaways and choose books I think I’d like and what some of my family and friends would like… so yeah, I join quite a lot. Even if I don’t have much luck, I still do cause hey, you just never know when you’ll win. And I guess this time I was lucky so YAY ME!! 

Sidenote –  I noticed that when I join the giveaway on the day it ends or one day before, I seem to have just a bit more luck — About 90% of the books I’ve won this way. Not sure if it means anything or if that’s like a little trick or whatever, but it seems to work for me. 

Anyway, I thought it was kind of weird and funny that the two books I won yesterday had something to do with dating. Such a random coincidence.
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Here are the two books I won! 

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thedatinggame
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Expected publication: March 26th 2019

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Format: Hardcover 384 Pages

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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The Social Network gets a romantic twist in this fresh and engaging new read from the author of Frat Girl, Kiley Roache. Experience the whirlwind ups and downs of college life in this authentic and entertaining new novel!

When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next “it” app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose…

Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes.

Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father’s thumb.

Scholarship student Roberto can’t afford for his grades to drop.

When the three are forced to work together in one of the university’s most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point…until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-life college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL.

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This one sounds like a lot of fun. Hopefully there isn’t a love triangle or if there is, I hope I end up liking it. Either way, I’m excited to get the ARC!
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thehatinggame
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Published: August 9th 2016

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Format: Paperback 384 Pages

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

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Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

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I’ve been putting off reading this one, but now I guess I have no more excuse since I’m receiving a copy for FREE! I’ve heard so many great things about The Hating Game so I’m so beyond thrilled that I won. Cannot wait!!!

 

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Do you join Goodreads Giveways? What are some books you’ve won? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a wonderful day loves!
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Goodreads Monday

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Gosh, it’s been such a long time since I did one of these. I probably added more than 100 books on my Goodreads TBR when I should really be trying to knock off the ones I know I’ll never ever read. Guess I’ll have to do that at some point, but for now I think I’ll just let it be.

Goodreads Monday, is a weekly meme by Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog.

To participate, just choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR and show it off. For this meme, I’ll be focusing on a random book that I don’t own (hardcopy or ebooks) on my Goodreads “want-to-read” page.

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thelostqueen

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Publication Date: September 4th 2018

Publisher: Touchstone

Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Pages: Hardcover 527

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Amazon | B&N | Kobo
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Mists of Avalon meets Philippa Gregory in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.

Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The Lost Queen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever.

Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch’s wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear.

The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time.

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This book sounds awesomely thrilling and fun. I don’t remember how I found out about it, but I’ll read anything with magic, queens, warriros and Scotland. I have been in love with Scotland for a long time and it’s one of my top travel/dream destinations. One of these days I’ll make it there, but for now, I’m just going to have to visit Scotland through books.

Have any of you read this book/series? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

So, what’s on your Goodreads Monday this week?

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