Monday, June 26, 2017

It's Monday...What Are You Reading?




This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.  It's a meme where you share what you read last week, what you're currently reading and what you plan on reading that week.





Last week was a great week for reading and I enjoyed everything I read. Hopefully this week is the same. Must say I'm really enjoying the freedom of reading what I want to read, makes blogging so much more fun. 


What I Read Last Week: 



 What I'm Reading At the Present: 




A Buckhorn Baby by Lori Foster 



A sizzling new Buckhorn Brothers novella from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

If there's one thing headstrong bookstore owner Amber Hudson knows, it's how to get what she wants. And what she wants most is for Noel Poet, the hottest firefighter in Buckhorn, Kentucky, to finally admit they have a future together. But when life throws her an unexpected curveball, Amber must face the fact that she's set her sights on something that could be out of reach forever.

Noel might be head over heels for Amber, but he has no intention of letting her call all the shots. He's determined to play Amber's game his own way—and remind her that some things are worth fighting for. Yet when Amber gets the shock of her life, games are the last thing on his mind. Because now it's time to prove that old demons are no match for the happy-ever-after that could be theirs…

Don't miss the other titles in the Buckhorn Brothers series, including Buckhorn Beginnings, Forever Buckhorn, The Buckhorn Legacy, Buckhorn Ever After in the All For You anthology, Back to Buckhorn, A Buckhorn Summer and A Buckhorn Bachelor.



Audiobook I'm Listening To This Week: 




Royally Screwed by Emma Chase 


Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

Dating a prince isn't what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

There's a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they've traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven't chopped anyone's head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.

Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.


Up Next: 


Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber 

 A woman finds the strength to overcome a painful history and faces the challenge of learning to trust and love again in this powerful and uplifting novel.

Shay has never had a happy life. After growing up in an abusive home, she finally secures a job at a bank when her father passes away. Her brother, Caden, quickly falls into the wrong crowd and finds himself indebted to a dangerous drug lord. In a desperate attempt to rescue her only living family member, Shay risks everything, and finds herself sentenced to two years in prison.

When she’s finally released, even the brother she gave everything to save has abandoned her. Dejected and alone, Shay wanders into a church. She catches the attention of Pastor Andrew Douglas, a leader in the community and recent widower. Together, she and Andrew find healing and remember how to open their hearts to a brighter future.



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Take a Break Watch a Vid




Take a Break Watch this Vid is a post that I host here on Ali's Bookshelf from time to time.  It showcases a lot of book trailers or movie trailers that I'm excited to see/read. Today is no different.  Today I have the book trailer for a book that I'm currently reading and I'm in awe of the trailer and the book so far.  So much so that I knew I had to share it with you.  
Hurry grab a small snack and come watch this with me.






So what do you think?

I'll be posting my review for this book soon. Can't wait to read the rest! I'm only a few chapters in, but can't get enough of it. 




 Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Publication Date:  January 26th 2016

 Love is a risk worth taking.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.

Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.



 I hope you're as excited about this book as I am! 

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Blogger Hop #18




Book Blogger Hop is another post I'm going to be trying out and this one has a topic each week, which is something I've been trying to bring to the blog.  I'm really excited about this one because I have a hard time coming up with something fresh to talk about and I'm hoping this helps.


If you would be interested in doing your own post, please CLICK HERE to learn more about this great hop!






This Weeks Topic: 



If you are at a really good point in a book and the phone rings or the door bell rings, do you stop reading or let the phone or door bell go unanswered? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)


 I usually stop reading, but I've been known to ignore the phone till I finish the chapter I'm reading. I hate stopping in the middle of a chapter, drives me nuts!  







What about you, do you stop reading or do you ignore the phone or door bell? Comment below, I would love to see how everyone else handles this! Am I the only one that waits till the end of a chapter?  





Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Blitz: Taking Chances by Kimberly O'Malley


Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 20 June, 2017
Publisher: Carolina Blue Publishing

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Katie Fitzgerald learned the hard way about love. She vowed to never get involved with a doctor at work, and when she did, he broke her heart. Older and wiser, Katie is serious about never getting hurt again. Dr. Flynn Reynolds, staff cardiologist at Windsor Falls Memorial, just might be the man to change her mind. Attraction explodes between the two from their very first meeting. But Katie is determined to protect her heart. Will Flynn convince her to take another chance?










Kimberley O’Malley is a recent transplant to Charlotte, North Carolina from the frozen North. She is learning to say y’all but draws the line at sweet tea. Sarcasm is an art form in her world. When not writing, she is a full-time nurse and part-time soccer Mom, but not necessarily in that order. She shares her life with an amazing husband of more than twenty years, two teenagers, and one very sweet Shetland Sheepdog, Molly.

Contact Links

Facebook: Author Kimberley O’Malley
Twitter: @K_OMalley67
Instagram: kimberleyomalley67

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Review: If I Stay





Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback
Pages: 259 pages
Date Published:  April 2nd 2009 (first published)
ISBN#:  0147514533

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The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. ' Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.







There is so much I could say about this book, but at the same time I have no idea where to start.  I will say that I read the book after I had seen the movie, which is something I usually don't do.  Not that it's a bad thing, but I knew after seeing the movie that I had to read the book. With that being said it's also a book that's been on my TBR shelf for a few years, actually since about 2009. After seeing the movie and finally reading the book, I wanted to kick myself for not reading it sooner. Don't you just hate when that happens? I know it drives me nuts!

Anyway, let's discuss the actual book shall we. If I Stay had me mesmerized from the first few lines.  I knew I was going to love this book, but honestly I wasn't sure how much was in the movie and how much had been changed. I enjoyed the movie, but honestly I loved the book so much more. The characters and how they dealt with everything is better described throughout the book and it made them more real to me then they were in the movie. 

The plot, oh my God this plot. I was in tears one minute, laughing the next, then crying all over again. If you haven't read this book, make sure you have about two boxes of tissues with you when you do, fair warning. I loved the way author Gayle Forman's writing style just made me love everything about Mia and every other characters relationships. I really enjoyed how it goes back and forth between the memories and the present. At first, I'll be honest, if I hadn't watched the movie first that would have drove me nuts about the book. In the end though I loved it.

All in all, If I Stay is one of my favorite reads and I need to read more books from this fantastic author.



 I'm pretty sure you can guess what rating I'm about to say for If I Stay, but I'm going to tell you anyway! 











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