Thorn by Intisar Khanani – Cover Reveal + Giveaway

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Title: Thorn
Author
: Intisar Khanani
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Release Date: March 24, 2020

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Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.
 
When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl.
 
But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.
 
With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.

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  • Prize 1: US ONLY – Fairytale prize pack + $25 gift card
  • Prize 2: NON-US, WORLDWIDE – $25 gift card

About Intisar Khanani:

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Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. She has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. She is the author of The Sunbolt Chronicles and Thorn (HarperTeen 2020).

 

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July 2019 TBR

Hello lovelies! So half the year has gone by and guess what? I’m way behind on my overly ambitious Goodreads reading challenge for the year. Is anyone even a little bit surprised though? No. Not at all.

That’s ok though. The changing of the calendar to July was the kick in the butt my depressed ass apparently needed. I flew through a few books in the last week of June and I still have all that momentum going into July. So let’s hope I can keep that up.

Besides a trip to Chicago for the Twice concert (YES THAT IS RIGHT YOU GUYS I AM GOING TO SEE TWICE HOLY SHIT PINCH ME BECAUSE THIS IS LITERALLY A DREAM COME TRUE AND YES I WILL POST ALL ABOUT IT SORRY IN ADVANCE), I have a whole lot of nothing planned this month. Which means it’s time to lose myself in fictional worlds because they’re more fun than my own. And without further ado, here’s a list of those fictional worlds I hope to get to this month.

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1. A Bad Breed by Kat Ross

2. An Enchantement of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

3. Flutter by Carrie Aarons

4. Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey

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5. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

6. Sour by Jennifer Woodhull

7. All Roads Lead to You by Jennifer Probst

8. The Seekers by Heather Graham

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9. The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

10. Falter by Carrie Aarons

11. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

12. Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

Flutter & Falter by Carrie Aarons – Dual Cover Reveal

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Title: Flutter
Author
: Carrie Aarons
Series: The Nash Brothers #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2019

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He can’t stand her, and best believe, the feeling is mutual.
Her life is the complete opposite of what he desires.
So, why can’t they keep their hands off each other?

Forrest Nash is a smug know-it-all. With his brains, ridiculous good looks and penchant for disobeying the laws of both the police and the dark web, Fawn Hill’s resident genius is cockier than any man Penelope Briggs has ever encountered. It doesn’t help that their six-year age difference makes him completely ineligible in her eyes. Add in the fact that he doesn’t want marriage or babies, and that should eliminate him from the dating pool forever. But it doesn’t mean she can’t sleep with him. Once. Or twice. Or ten times. Against all logic, though, Forrest seems to be sneaking into her heart at the same time he’s sneaking into her bed.

Penelope Briggs is one bossy, obnoxious woman. With three young children, a calendar full of school drop-offs and sports, and enough emotional baggage to fill an airplane, this widow is definitely not what Forrest Nash is looking for. And yet, he can’t get enough of the maddening bombshell. But as their hook-ups become a constant, so does his involvement in Penelope’s life. The things he swore he never wanted, love and kids, seem to be the only things on his mind. And when an attack from his part of the cyber world threatens her safety, he’ll have to admit his feelings for the woman he’d do anything to protect.

What started as a convenient friends-with-benefits situation is quickly growing wings. Even if both parties are trying hard to ignore the flutter.

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Title: Falter
Author
: Carrie Aarons
Series: The Nash Brothers #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2019

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Ryan Shea has sworn off men.

After her last relationship imploded in front of her eyes, she decides to take a break from swimming in the dating pool … possibly forever. The brilliant computer whiz loses her brain when it comes to love, and jumping feet first burns her every time.

Without a home, or much of a clue where life is headed, taking a trip back to the small town of Fawn Hill to stay with her best friend seems like the only option.

Except it puts Ryan directly in the path of the one man she can’t fall for. Fletcher Nash reminds her too much of the dark past she’s always run from; his demons are the things of her nightmares. And it’s no help that, when he looks at her, she feels as if Fletcher is the one person who truly understands.

Fletcher Nash vowed not to fall in lust.

Five years of sobriety, and he hasn’t broken the chastity promise yet. Not that it had to keep for this long … he’s well over the normal year addicts are told not to get involved.

But, aside from a busy schedule and trying to chase his dream of becoming a full-time artist, he has no intentions of committing to a woman until she is the one.

Why is it, then, that sassy, city girl Ryan Shea comes dangerously close to resembling the exact woman he could break that promise for? Like sand through his fingers, there is no way she’ll stay put … but his heart just won’t listen.

They pledged not to love anyone until it was the real thing.
So what happens when two people terrified of falling head-over-heels, actually do?

About Carrie Aarons:

Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.

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June 2019 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Well, it’s official. We’re half way through the year now. It feels like it’s flown by so quickly, especially when I look at my Goodreads challenge for this year and realize how behind I am on my goal. Luckily this past month was a bit better of a reading month and I managed to get through 7 books. Hopefully July can be better though.

Books Read

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Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan
The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn
The Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma Doherty
The Accidental Girlfriend by Emma Hart

Blog Posts

Review: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen – Blog Tour
The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons – Release Day Blitz
The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan – Release Day Blitz
Sour by Jennifer Woodhull – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway
The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn – Cover Reveal
Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions
The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn – Release Day Blitz
Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn – Release Day Blitz
Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Fantasy Books I Want To Read This Summer

Let Go by Allie Winters – Release Day Blitz

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Title: Let Go
Author
: Allie Winters
Series
: Suncoast University #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2019

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She keeps her heart locked up tight

Putting yourself out there? Getting close to others? No, thanks, I’ll pass. It’s safer to keep to yourself. I’ve learned that lesson the hard way. So when I accidentally tell the muscled hunk I’ve been secretly drooling over all semester how I really feel about him, it’s not like I meant for him to take an interest in me. I don’t want a boyfriend. Not even when it turns out he’s so much more than just brawn.

My goal for so long has been simple – get into grad school. And when I get a dream TA position at the beginning of the new semester that will help me achieve just that, I’ll have to forget about him now that he’s my student. Easy, right?

He wants her to let go of all that control

I can’t get her out of my head – the shy, sexy brunette that’s trying so hard to keep me at a distance. I can be patient, though. Anything to break through that reserve and get under her shields. But just when I thought I’ve succeeded, she’s off-limits. Say hello to my new TA. Even though I’m hot for teacher, there’s no way she would risk this opportunity. Right?

About Allie Winters:

Allie lives in sunny Florida with her husband, daughter, and two cats. A librarian by day, she spends her nights writing happily ever afters. She enjoys reading, playing video games, and all things Disney.

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