Happy Sunday fellow bloggers and fans! I’ve had a hectic week at work including my current trip/adventure to Nashville where I’m at now for a tradeshow – so crazy busy. Good news is thanks to all of you I’ve had the most commenting and views this week yet – so thanks ya’ll! I love hearing feedback and chatting about books and what you’re reading/etc – so let’s keep it going! So for the Sunday Salon, to my knowledge its just about whatever you want to talk about.. I’m going with what i’m reading now, what I just finished, a quote about my current book, and then one blog rant/announcement just to throw something different in there! So let’s get chatting – this is the Salon right?
Right now I’m reading “Tangled” by Emma Chase –
It’s from a male POV so I wasnt’ sure at first (saw this on someone else’s blog as part of their Top Ten Tuesday) and before i knew it I hit click on amazon and it was mine! So anyway, back to this — so far it’s been hilariouis and seeing it from a male’s side has been interesting. Because of work/etc I’m not too far in, but I have high hopes that this will be the light, funny read I need right now after some heavier books with heavy topics. Sometimes a little hot, steamy, and romantic loving is exactly what you need to lighten up after those heavy reads! If you’re in need of that – check this out! It’s $4.99 on amazon right now – link below:
Now – I just finished reading “Dare You To” by Katie Mcgarry and it was AMAZING. I really loved it. She has a shorter novel “Crossing the Line” i’m planning on checking out next! I would definetly reccommend this! I’ll paste the link to my full review below too – check it out!
My Review Link: https://bookgirlfromsouthcarolina.wordpress.com/
The link on Amazon if you want to check it out: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_11?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=dare+you+to&sprefix=dare+you+to%2Caps%2C385
I don’t want to spoil the full review, but this book was truly amazing! I really enjoyed it, despite the heavy topics that swirled in and around it, the romance was so mushy and wonderful! Just loved it! So check out the review and if it spars your interest – grab it from Amazon! I know sometimes i see reviews or books mentioned and I mean to write it down – so i thought i’d put the links to Amazon there so if you want to check something out further, it’s one click away. I know I almost always forget if i don’t do it right then with everything else…life..going on!
Now lastly, my “rant” moment. This week it’s a good/bad thing. The bad thing is how frustrated I am with Netgalley, I cannot seem to get any of the books i want on NG – some book houses turn me down everytime, like Atria and I am wondering what I need to do to change this.. Now I have other places, like Simon and Schuster who approve almost everything I request, so I don’t understand why I don’t get at least some of the other reads.. It’s just frustrating – i’m doing the work, growing my following, posting my reviews and getting my site out there – can’t they at least give me a second chance, i feel like they are judging me on what my site was like months ago when I had like 4 followers, but that just isn’t the case now.. Ugh.. Now I feel better – do any of you have experience with this? I’ve heard Edelweiss can be tough but I’ve been given books pretty fairly there, I just never heard anyone say this stuff about Netgalley. Anyway – if you have a thought, I’d love to hear it!! It seem slike all of the books I am dying to get early are on there and just not having the luck!
On to the good thing, one of my favorite authors, Jessica Park, has opted to allow me to post an excerpt (for only my site and my readers – so a uniqute excerpt!!) around the publish date in July – whoo hoo! So I’m planning on putting it on that week along with my review for the book, “Left Drowning” so that’s something to look forward to, if you haven’t heard about it y et – check it out – I”ll post the GoodReads summary below and then I’ll list her current published books below that “Flat Out Matt” “Flat Out Love” and “relatively Famous” – all are GREAT reads! But how exciting for my own excerpt for only my readers! So put that on your calender, July 16th…
What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?
Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.
Other Books by Jessica Park:
Check them out!
Last, but not least – here’s a quote from my current read – hope you enjoy!
Quote 1: Picked this because it shows just how funny this book is!
“It’s simple guy logic: If a woman is angry? It means she cares. If you’re in a relationship and a chick can’t even be bothered to yell at you? You’re screwed. Indifference is a woman’s kiss of death. It’s the equivalent of a man not interested in sex. In either case—it’s over. You’re done.”
Quote 2: I had to add this b/c I’m totally Team Edward but thought this was super funny! I of course remember the line in the book and movie and think it’s a great way to poke fun at it.. and pointed at the right age to get the sentiment.. haha
“Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my own personal brand of Viagra.”
Well that’s all folks! Happy Sunday!
Let me know what you’re reading, what you’re not reading, what you think of any of the above – what you think of Netgalley or Edelweiss – rant or rave, just talk to me! let me know you’re out there and reading this! I would love to know all of you better – maybe start some type of book club online where we can discuss this stuff more often and be reading the same book…oh my hopes.. Anyway, just talk to me – I want to know what you’re up to and what you think!
- ARC Review of “Left Drowning” by Jessica Park (bookgirlfromsouthcarolina.wordpress.com)