First Line Fridays #4

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature over at Wandering Words where you put the first few lines of a book in order to get your readers hooked, then show them which book it is!

This week’s first lines are:

“Is this a joke?” I gape at the five girls who are holding me in judgement. They have various hair, skin, and eye colors, and yet I can’t tell them apart because their expressions are identical. There’s a whole lot of smug peeking through they phony remorse they’re trying to convery, as if they’re truly devastated by the news.

Ha. They’re enjoying this.

“I’m sorry, Summer, but it’s not a joke.” Kaya offers a pitying smile. “As the Standars Committee, we take Kappa Beta Nu’s reputation very seriously. We received word from Nationals this morning-“

“Oh really? You received word? Did they send a telegram?”

Do you recognize those lines?

They’re from The Chase by Elle Kennedy! Did you get it?



Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.


Fortunate Encounters by Caterina Passarelli – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

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Title: Fortunate Encounters
Series: The Signs Series #1
Author: Caterina Passarelli
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2018
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs


Sitting at the wrong table turned my life upside down.

I was supposed to be on a date with one man but made a huge mistake—a mistake I keep bumping into all over New York City.

Clark Chambers is arrogant, straightforward, devastatingly handsome, and takes what he wants. And right now his sight is set on me.

But he only wants friends with benefits. And I’d rather eat dirt than agree to that.

After an “enough is enough” moment, I turn to the Universe for help & ask for a special sign.

And it’s just my luck … looks like rabbits & romance really do mix!

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Enter Caterina’s giveaway here:

  • $50 Amazon gift card + a signed paperback

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About Caterina Passarelli:

Former TV News Producer turned Romance author, Caterina Passarelli has always had a love for words. From real-life Detroit crime to fictional love stories around the globe, she hopes to take her readers on a fast-paced adventure. Caterina is the author of five titles in multiple genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense. When she’s not writing about alpha males and strong, sarcastic women, she is the CEO of an online fitness coaching company. Caterina is the fur mom to her three-year-old rescue dog, Piper, who she spoils uncontrollably. She loves hearing from her readers on her Facebook page!

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200 followers + Giveaway!

Hello lovelies!

This morning my lil ol blog reached 200 followers and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you guys all so much. All the views and the likes and the comments! I appreciate every ounce of support and all the conversations I’ve had with such awesome people up to this point. You guys are incredible.

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I love doing this so much and the fact that I’ve found so many people to chat with about books makes it that much more fun.

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To say thank you, I thought I’d do a little giveaway. From now until September 26, 2018 at 11:59pm you have a chance to win 1 (one) book from TBD valued up to $30 CAD. The giveaway is international as long as TBD ships to you.

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Thank you x a million. Love y’all a bunch. Good luck!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read This Fall


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is top ten books on our fall TBR. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for chilly weather to arrive. I’m so done with summer. It needs to be the time of oversized sweaters, cozy blankets, knee-high socks, and an abundant amount of autumn-flavoured lattes. And of course, all of these things need to be paired with a Bath and Body Works candle and a really good book.

Check out my list below (sorted by release date) to see what books I’m looking forward to cozying up with for the next few months!

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1. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson | 2. You by Caroline Kepnes | 3. The Deal by Elle Kennedy

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4. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | 5. The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise | 6. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

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7. Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram | 8. Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan | 9. Vengeful by V.E. Schwab | 10. Five Reasons To Go by Candace Knoebel

White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia – Spotlight + Giveaway

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Title: White as Silence, Red as Song
Author: Alessandro D’Avenia
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: September 4, 2018 (originally January 26, 2010 in Italian)
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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Sixteen-year-old Leo has a way with words, but he doesn’t know it yet. He spends his time texting, polishing soccer maneuvers, and killing time with Niko and Silvia. Until a new teacher arrives and challenges him to give voice to his dreams.

And so Leo is inspired to win over the red-haired beauty Beatrice. She doesn’t know Leo exists, but he’s convinced that his dream will come true. When Leo lands in the hospital and learns that Beatrice has been admitted too, his mission to be there for her will send him on a thrilling but heartbreaking journey. He wants to help her but doesn’t know how—and his dream of love will force him to grow up fast.

Having already sold over a million copies, Alessandro D’Avenia’s debut novel is considered Italy’s The Fault in Our Stars. Now available in English for the first time, this rich, funny, and heartwarming coming-of-age tale asks us to explore the meaning—and the cost—of friendship, and shows us what happens when suffering bursts into the world of teenagers and renders the world of adults speechless.

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About the Alessandro D’Avenia:

Alessandro D’Avenia holds a PhD in Classical Literature, and teaches Ancient Greek, Latin and Literature at a high school in Milan. White as Silence, Red as Song was his first novel, published in Italy in 2010. It sold a million copies in Italy, has been translated into over twenty languages and was released as a film in 2012. Alessandro has since published four more books, the latest of which, Every Story is a Love Story, was published in October 2017.


Enter the giveaway here:

  • 1 copy of White as Silence, Red as Song
  • US Only
  • Ends September 21, 2018