Category: Excerpts

Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender

March 12, 2015 1 Comment Regina
Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender

A fresh and funny take on the classic possessed-doll-poltergeist story. I love Katie Alender. Her writing is clever and carries that kind of quick-wit charm you see on the big screen or current television shows aimed at teens. I really enjoy Katie’s writing and her simple yet effective characterization. I first fell in love with Katie’s writing in her book, Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer. You can check out my review of that one, here. Alexis […]

Blog Tour: When My Heart Was Wicked Review+Giveaway!!!

March 3, 2015 0 Comments Regina
Blog Tour: When My Heart Was Wicked Review+Giveaway!!!

  Check out the other stops on this Rockin’ Blog Tour: Week Two: 3/2/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post 3/3/2015-MEREADALOT-Review 3/4/2015- paranormal book club (PBC)– Interview 3/5/2015- Bittersweet Enchantment-Review 3/6/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Guest Post   Lyrical, dark, and beautifully twisted- I couldn’t put this book down. It was a refreshing piece of word-art among a market crowded with by-the-book wordsmiths. I can’t wait to read more of Tricia Stirling’s work. What a dark and magical treat this book was. […]

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

March 1, 2015 0 Comments Regina
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

If you’ve ever been curious about how the other half of America lives- the immigrants and the undocumented and those who would never even imagine having enough money to spend any on buying books to read for pleasure- then this powerful piece of fiction is a great place to start. This book is for readers that enjoy character studies and learning about other cultures and socioeconomic classes. What I had first thought was going to […]

Blog Tour: Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2) by Victoria Scott + GIVEAWAY!!!

February 24, 2015 1 Comment Regina
Blog Tour: Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2) by Victoria Scott + GIVEAWAY!!!

You know that sequel you’ve been looking for that’s as good or even better than the first book? That seemingly elusive bad-ass second in a series that doesn’t disappoint? Well it’s finally here.  I’m so honored to be on the Release Day blog tour stop for Victoria Scott’s sock-rocking Salt and Stone, the amazing second book in the Fire and Flood series. You can check out my review for the first book in the series, […]

Blog Tour: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West Review +Giveaway!!!

February 11, 2015 5 Comments Regina
Blog Tour: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West Review +Giveaway!!!

  Check out my reviews of Gravity (The Taking #1) and Hover (The Taking #2). Collide is a show-stopping, blood-pumping, heart-pounding finish to The Taking series, and hard-core Sci-Fi fans will be just as blown away by this finale as romance fans will be. Ari is a bad-ass of EPIC PROPORTIONS in Collide and Melissa West didn’t hold back with Ari’s character. Ari fully transforms into a fearless leader in this last book of the […]

Final Excerpt for Victoria Scott’s SALT & STONE + Giveaway

February 9, 2015 2 Comments Erin
Final Excerpt for Victoria Scott’s SALT & STONE + Giveaway

Salt & Stone by Victoria ScottSeries: Fire & Flood #2Release Date: February 24th, 2015Pages: 320Goodreads: Add to your bookshelfPre-Order: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | TBD Excerpt I swallow and stare at him in the dark, my entire body itching to feel his touch. When I see the anticipation in his stance, the way he looks at me as if I’ m both infuriating and appealing — it makes me feel powerful. But when he takes a step in my direction, that […]

Euphoria by Lily King

January 29, 2015 4 Comments Regina
Euphoria by Lily King

Euphoria is one of those books that I feel a little nervous about reviewing because it is a story built around a very specific topic, and I don’t want to interpret something wrong or say something that is completely off target. So, for the most part, I’ll just keep it as general as possible. Although I did take an Intro to Anthropology class, and a Magic, Ritual, and Religion anthropology class in college, I don’t […]

Hollywood & Vine by Olivia Evans

January 18, 2015 4 Comments Erin
Hollywood & Vine by Olivia Evans

I love Hollywood romances so I had to check this book out! Anders Ellis is a total asshole with an ego bigger than Hollywood. He’s the biggest manwhore known to man, never doing repeats… Josie Bane is a costume designer in Hollywood, CA. After witnessing a sex scene being shot with Hollywood’s notoriously promiscuous actor, Anders Ellis, Josie finds herself desiring Anders. To the point where she can’t stop having fantasies about him. She decides […]

New Release: Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

December 16, 2014 0 Comments Erin
New Release: Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley

Kaleidoscope by Kristen AshleySeries: Colorado Mountain #6Release Date: December 16th, 2014Goodreads: Add to your bookshelfBuy Now: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | IndieBound When old friends become new lovers…anything can happen. Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at “hello.” His relationship with Emme’s best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is […]

Promo Blitz: Interview with Melanie Harlow + Recipes!

November 3, 2014 0 Comments Erin
Promo Blitz: Interview with Melanie Harlow + Recipes!

Forked, the 2nd book in the FRENCHED series by Melanie Harlow was recently released. We’re celebrating the release with an interview with the author, Melanie Harlow, as well as some recipes for some delicious sounding food that is featured in Forked! Interview Describe Coco in one sentence. Coco is impulsive, feisty, loyal, lovely, and fun—definitely a girl with a healthy appetite.   Describe Nick in one sentence. Nick is gorgeous, talented, confident, charming, and generous—everything […]

New Release: Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase + Giveaway!

August 26, 2014 1 Comment Erin
New Release: Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase + Giveaway!

Reluctantly Royal by Nichole ChaseSeries: Suddenly #3Release Date:  August 26th, 2014Pages: 384Goodreads: Add to your bookshelfBuy Now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Indiebound | Kobo Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell’s brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man’s granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom […]

New Release: Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

July 15, 2014 4 Comments Erin
New Release: Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

Title: Pieces of OliviaSeries: Charleston Haven #1Author: Melissa WestRelease Date: July 15th 2014Publisher: Intermix (Penguin)Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, RomanceBuy Now: Amazon | B&N | iTunes Check it out on Goodreads. Olivia Warren used to be a normal girl with a bright future. But on one fated night, everything changed. Hiding the scars of her past up her sleeves, Olivia transfers her enrollment from Columbia University to The College of Charleston, determined to pursue her own dreams for the first time in […]

Blog Tour: Better Deeds Than Words (Words #2) Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

May 23, 2014 6 Comments Regina
Blog Tour: Better Deeds Than Words (Words #2) Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

  If words be the medium of Georgina Guthrie, write on Georgina. Write on! I feel like I should pay Georgina Guthrie tuition or something. I definitely feel smarter in a literary sense after reading her work. Better Deeds Than Words is a sophisticated romance junkie’s dream come true. I’m sure I stated this in my review of the first amazing book in this trilogy, The Weight of Words, but I love how Georgina works […]

New Release: The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

April 15, 2014 1 Comment Erin
New Release: The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie WahlstromRelease Date:  April 15th, 2014Goodreads: Add to your bookshelfBuy Now: Amazon | iTunes Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks. […]

Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley Release Blitz REVIEW & TWO GIVEAWAYS!

March 27, 2014 5 Comments Erin
Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley Release Blitz REVIEW & TWO GIVEAWAYS!

Excerpt Hop came out of the bathroom to see Lanie on her feet on the other side of the bed, panties on, hands twisted behind her back putting her bra on. Again. He didn’ t say a word. He prowled to her, reached out an arm the second he was close, yanked her to him and fell to his back in the bed, taking her down with him. “Hop—” she started, pushing her weight against […]

My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

March 20, 2014 2 Comments Erin
My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

My Date From Hell by Tellulah DarlingSeries: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #3Release Date: March 20th, 2014Pages: 414 Add to your Goodreads shelf. Buy Now: Amazon | B&N | iTunes To say that Sophie Bloom is at the top of her game with one only week until spring equinox and the final showdown with Zeus and Hades would be, well, lying. The Goddess of Spring feels more like the Goddess of Bzz Thanks For Playing than the savior of humanity. And could […]

Promo Tour: One To Keep by Tia Louise

March 11, 2014 3 Comments Erin
Promo Tour: One To Keep by Tia Louise

One To Keep by Tia LouiseSeries: One To Hold #2Release Date: Jan 15, 2014Pages: 265GoodReads: Add to your bookshelf.Genre: Contemporary RomanceBuy Now: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes There’s a new guy in town… “Patrick Knight, single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A deal maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I’d get their shit done. And I did…” Patrick doesn’t do “nice.” At least, not anymore. After his fiancée […]

Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine: Release Day Launch!!!

March 4, 2014 0 Comments Regina
Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine: Release Day Launch!!!

Goodreads: Add to your bookshelfBuy Now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble BEST KIND OF BROKEN Synopsis: SOMETIMES MOVING ON MEANS MOVING IN Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can’t. And the damage is done. She’s hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there’s a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. […]

Excerpt Blast: Recklessly Royal by Nichole Chase

February 28, 2014 0 Comments Erin
Excerpt Blast: Recklessly Royal by Nichole Chase

Recklessly Royal by Nichole ChaseSeries: Suddenly #2Release Date:  March 25th, 2014Pages: 384Goodreads: Add to your bookshelfBuy Now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’ s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’ s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’ s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of […]

ARC Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers + Alienated #2 Cover Reveal

February 21, 2014 6 Comments Regina
ARC Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers + Alienated #2 Cover Reveal

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://mereadalot.net/muzak/Britney%20Spears%20-%20Alien.mp3″] <- Click  the play button for this review’s theme song.(Alien by Britney Spears)    “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” -Bill Sweeny, Alienated Na-Nu, Na-Nu! Calling all Earthlings! Pick up a copy of Alienated at your local bookstore today!   Check out my psychological analysis of interview with Melissa here. From a distance, he’d seemed unremarkable, but up close, his appearance intimidated her. Taller than any of Midtown’s athletes, his fitted uniform outlined […]

BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT, GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Before You Break by Christina Lee

February 19, 2014 0 Comments Christy
BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT, GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Before You Break by Christina Lee

At the theater, we bought popcorn, Milk Duds, and large sodas. After we settled in our seats in the crowded room, I opened the box of chocolate caramel confections and dumped them in the large tub. “Um,” Quinn said, scratching his chin. “Sweet and salty—it’ s a must-have for movie watching.” “Seriously?” “Yes, seriously.” I picked up a Milk Dud, flanked it with two pieces of popcorn, and then brought it to his lips. “Here. […]