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Blog Tour ~ Addicted by Krys Fenner: Excerpt + Giveaway!


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Addicted by Krys Fenner

(Dark Road Series, #1)

Publication date: September 29th 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.

To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.

As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?

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~Excerpt~

Friday evening and his dark-haired beauty hadn’t left the confines of her home. Gervasio stared at the screen in front of him. The tree outside her window provided too much cover, so he clicked on a couple of different links to access his favorite view—her bedroom—where the camera had been installed in the corner by her closet. Gave him an excellent sightline of her bed and desk. There was no mic, so no sound, but he would hear the sweetest noises from her soon enough. Pressing a few buttons, Gervasio zoomed in on his honey bear.

His dark-haired beauty opened the drawer in her desk and removed a couple of items.

Gervasio zoomed closer. She held two boxes. One still had the ribbon he had carefully selected before leaving it on her front porch. The other, was long and elegant. No mark on the box, but he didn’t need one to identify it.

Then, after eyeing them for a second, his girl dropped the boxes in the trash.

Gervasio growled. She cared nothing for the gifts he’d given to show his affection. They were meaningless trinkets to go out with the garbage. Jumping up, Gervasio threw the mouse at the wall. How dare she throw his gifts out?

Damn ungrateful whore was exactly like her mother.

Fists balled, he paced from one side of the room to the other. This was not the time to lose his shit. He had to get it together. His plan was so close to fruition. Gervasio glanced at the calendar. A few more days and she would be ripe for the taking. The way it should be. She had always belonged to him. And once he had her, they would forever be connected.

Gervasio punched the wall directly above the monitors. Then, taking a deep breath, he stared at his lovely one on the screen. She could throw away his gifts, but he would not be so easily tossed aside. Reaching out, he stroked her cheek through the screen. “Eres mia por siempre.”

The front door to the warehouse opened. Better be someone with good news. Gervasio strode out of his office and stopped inches from the messenger. “You find info on el tipo?”

Swifty rubbed his eyebrow. “I’m still digging, but I have some information.”

“Dime.” It was important to know your enemies, even if they came in six-foot piece-of-shit packages.

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~Author Bio~

Krys Fenner has been infinitely passionate about writing and helping people for as long as she can remember. To date, she has published two books, numerous poems, and is now avidly working on a fantasy series. Krys received an Associate of Arts in Psychology and is currently working on her B.A.

To find out more about Krys Fenner and her upcoming book releases, visit her official website: http://www.krysfenner.co

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~Giveaway~

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

Grand prize: Signed copies of Addicted (Book 1) and Damaged (Book 2), plus books from some of Krys’ favorite authors: Colleen Hoover, Jay Asher, and Cheryl Rainfield. Plus a t-shirt, an Amazon and B&N gift card, and some of Krys’ “addictions.”

Runner ups:

Copies of Addicted (Book 1) and Damaged (Book 2) with a $10 Amazon gift card.

Copies of Addicted (Book 1) and Damaged (Book 2) with a $10 B&N gift card.

3 individual $10 Amazon gift cards.

5 individual paperbacks of Addicted.

5 individual e-books of Addicted.

3 individual t-shirts.

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Posted by on November 21, 2017 in Blog Tour, giveaway

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How was your weekend?!

Sooo today, I was thinking that I should post one of these! I know, I know I haven’t posted one of these in forever! Lately I’ve been really disorganized or rather, I’ve been feeling disorganized, with my blog, and TBR list. And in the past I found that this was a good way to keep track of everything, as well as kind of decide what books I should read next (I have so many books, on my shelf that I have not read & I keep buying more, soo it’s really hard to pick sometimes 🙊).

So, yeah, I might start making this a weekly thing, or bi-weekly, I’m not too sure yet. Most likely bi-weekly because I’m a slowww reader xD, okay, maybe not that slow? It takes me about 4 days (about 1.5 – 2hrs each day) to read one book, sometimes longer, especially if it’s a good book and I don’t want it to end. Mhmm, do you think that’s slow? 🤔 Haha.

In this post, I’m just going to share the books I’ve read in the past few months; I mean if I share everything I’ve read this year, this post will be wayyy too long (2017 Reads)! As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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I haven’t had time to review all of them yet, but I plan to! I’ve been reviewing all/most of the books I’ve read this year, since it’s in my years’ challenge! Soooo expect more reviews! 🙊💕

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~To Read Read~

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~Currently Reading~

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    • V Games by Caroline Peckham | ARC | Goodreads
    • Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter | Goodreads
    • The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelley Barnhill | Goodread

I got an ARC for V Games about 2 weeks ago, and I don’t know why it took me so long to read it! Today is the release day! Although, I’m only 96% finished it and I’ve already reviewed it because I wanted/needed to post before the release day.

I got The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelley Barnhill a couple of days ago. It’s not the type of book I would usually pick, but the cover and the green colour in the cover is soo pretty, I had to buy it. Lol. Yeah I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover… but I know we’re all guilty of it!🙊

✨What book(s) have you bought purely because of the cover? ✨

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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{Review} Confess by Colleen Hoover


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Confess by Colleen Hoover

Paperback, 306 pages

Published March 10th 2015 by Atria Books

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

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~Description~

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

~Review~

I don’t even know where to start. Confess is definitely one of favorite Colleen Hoover books since I’ve started reading her work. This one is right up there with her Slammed series,  Hopeless series and It Ends With Us. Everything about Confess was so intense. I was pulled in from start to finish. The characters and plot were well-constructed, and the writing, as always, was dead-on.

Auburn Reed has had an average life and you can definitely say things haven’t went according to plan. Auburn is a very resilient character and she isn’t going down without a fight. Auburn is desperate for a second job when stopping in front of a studio covered in anonymous people’s confession she never thought things would turn out the way they do. She gets offered a job by Owen Gentry, an artist looking for an assistant for his showBoth Auburn and Owen are perfectly written characters. Always revealing the perfect amount of themselves at the perfect time, always giving banter at the right moments, and always pulling out all the romantic stops at the right time.

Owen like most artist is eccentric and all over the place, but when he sees Auburn his life comes into focus. This isn’t a case of insta-love, it more about things lining up. He can see the life he wants to have, the life he deserves to have. However, he is also keeping a secret and it could destroy any chances he could ever have with Auburn.

At the beginning you read that all the confessions shared in the story are real anonymous confessions shared by readers. So while I read this story my heart broke for these anonymous people who shared a piece of themselves. Anonymous or not it is such a brave act to give a piece of yourself away, but more importantly to admit your feelings.

I read this book as slowly as I could to prolong the experience. The story was completely unpredictable. Most books give you a vague idea of the direction they’re heading in but not Confess. I read each page with no idea what would happen next and I honestly loved that about it. I have such complete trust in Colleen Hoover’s writing that I never once doubted that she would take the story exactly wherever it needed to go. So I just sat back and enjoyed the ride!

I cannot recommend this book enough. It has so much heart and soul, and the story is beautifully delivered. I highly recommend it!

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~Author Links~

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Happy Reading!

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{Review} It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover


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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Paperback 376 pages

Published August 2nd 2016 by

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

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~Description~

SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.

~Review~

Wow this book. What an emotional journey. This was one of the hardest and most raw books I’ve ever read. It was so real and riveting. I couldn’t get enough of it. I couldn’t stop reading yet I didn’t want to keep reading. Such a different experience. Reading a Colleen Hoover book is like going through an eye opening journey and this one was no different and was one of the hardest but most worthwhile to battle through. This is an extremely powerful story and it’s not what most people will be expecting. It gets its power from the singular first person narrative and we experience everything through Lily’s eyes. When she falls in love, we fall in love; when her heart is broken, our heart is broken; when she gets it all wrong, so do we.

I cannot stress how important and damn smart this book is. There is no black and white characterization – it’s much deeper and more complex than that, and therefore, far more emotional. It peels back the layers of characters and relationships to do something that so many other authors have tried and failed to do – to make you understand a situation that for most people makes no sense. It’s very sad, painful and exceptionally honest. My heart hurt while reading it and I almost cried several times.

The way that Colleen Hoover writes puts you right in the situation that Lily is in head first and makes you fall in love with both Ryle and Atlas. And it’s so twisted because of the kind of guy one of them turns out to be. In between this passionate love story that’s going on with Ryle and Lily we get these sweet innocent flashbacks of a life with a sixteen year old Lily and Atlas. Atlas who is this homeless boy who finds hope and a home in Lily. And Lily who is living a nightmare of home life and seeks comfort in him. Those stories were my favorite.

So perfect! I loved these characters, loved their history and their flaws and strengths. And the ending…..I have no words. Beautiful and bittersweet in the same breath. This novel is why CoHo is my favorite author. She tells stories in such a way that it makes you fell every emotion.  I highly recommend it!

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~Author Links~

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Teaser Tuesday (#35)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Confess by Colleen Hoover
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“And I like it. I like it when he stares at me, because it’s been a long time since I’ve felt beautiful in someone else’s eyes. And right now, he’s watching me so closely and with such a satisfied, heated look in his eyes, I would be fine if we spent the rest of the night just doing this and not speaking at all.”

#2:

“I think love is a hard word to define,” I say to her. “You can love a lot of things about a person but still not love the whole person.”

#3:

“Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”

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Teaser Tuesday (#34)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
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“He pulls back to look down at me and when he sees my tears, he brings his hands up to my cheeks. “In the future… if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again… fall in love with me.”

#2:

“Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn’t waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.”

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“You can stop swimming now, Lily. We finally reached the shore.”

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2nd Annual End of Year Book Survey – 2013 Edition!


1. Best Book You Read In 2013?

Dystopian: Mind Games by Kiersen White Paranormal: In Too Deep by Brandy L. Rivers Contemporary: Slammed by Colleen Hoover Fantasy:Fallen by Lauren Kate New Adult: Thoughtless/Effortless/Reckless by S.C. Stephens

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Crusade by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie 

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?

Cinder  by Marissa Meyers

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2013?

Thoughtless/Effortless/Reckless by S.C Stephens, and Timeless/Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir

5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

Thoughtless Series by S.C Stephens

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2013?

S.C Stephens, Colleen Hoover, Eden Bradly, Sylvia Day

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because that book is amazing and I tend to stick to paranormal or dystopian or fantasy books.

9. Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year:

Reckless by S.C Stephens

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?

The Legend of the Blue Eyes (Blue Eyes Trilogy, #1) Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight, #1)

Tie between The Legend of the Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMichael, Walking disaster by Jamie McGuire, T and A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

11. Most memorable character in 2013?

Kellan Kyle >>Reckless by S.C Stephens

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?

Slammed by Coleen Hoover and The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read?

Entwined With You by Sylvia Day

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013? 

Do I have to pick one?

“I never thought of myself as anything but plain and ordinary until you came along. The way you look at me, the way you see me . . . you pull something out of me. When I want to hide, you urge me forward. When I think I’m not good enough, you make me believe I am. When I feel anything but pretty, you convince me I’m beautiful. Just being around you makes me feel special. You don’t think you’re good at loving people, but you are. Your friends, your family . . . the level of love that you have for people astounds me. You don’t think people love you back, but they do. They fiercely love you. I fiercely love you. I’ve never met anyone as passionate as you, as kindhearted as you . . . as amazing as you. You love with every fiber of your soul. You inspire me every day. And if you’ll agree to be my husband, I’ll do my best to make you proud of me, to inspire you.””

Reckless by S.C Stephens

“I wanted to tell her. Jesus, did I ever want to mouth the words, but I could barely admit it to myself, much less her. Deep down, I knew I was a piece of shit, and she deserved better, but that was also the one thing that stopped me. She was my opposite: innocent on the surface, and damaged deep within. There was something about her I needed in my life, and even though I wasn’t sure what it was, I couldn’t give into my bad habits and fuck it up.”

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

“I guessed that the rose tattoo was a possible clue, given its place over his heart. Most of the ink on his arms consisted of symbols and intricate motifs, and I wondered if any of these were his own design. He shifted onto his back then, and I could finally read the words on his left side:“I guessed that the rose tattoo was a possible clue, given its place over his heart. Most of the ink on his arms consisted of symbols and intricate motifs, and I wondered if any of these were his own design. He shifted onto his back then, and I could finally read the words on his left side:

Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart ” 

Easy by Tammara Webber

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Longest: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolsoy (963 pages)

Shortest: Get There by Meghan Hart (65 pges)

17. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc)

Kellan Kyle and Keira Allen Michelson from Reckless by S.C Stephens

18. Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You Read Previously

Exposed (Just One Night, Part 2) by Kyra Davis

19. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:

Forbidden Fruit by Eden Bradley

20. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

Erotica/ Contemporary Romance

21. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?

Will Cooper from Slammed by Colleen Hoover

22. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?

The Faerie Guardian/ The Guardian Prince by Rachel Morgan

23. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?

Bloodmark by Aurora Whittet

24. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?

Slammed by Colleen Hoover and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

 
 

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