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Blog Tour: DARK TOUCH by Aimee L. Salter

Blog Tour: DARK TOUCH by Aimee L. Salter

Posted February 26, 2016 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the DARK TOUCH blog tour! This one is a special one for me because my BBF wrote it.  I fell in love with Aimee’s writing with her debut novel and basically kept emailing her until she promised to be my friend. (This is a nasty habit I have with authors I love, but it WORKS.)  Anyway, I’m so proud to be part of this tour today!     Excerpt 1 – Opening Pages / What’s at stake I think it’s because the first time Chris saw me, I wasn’t me. He saw someone who didn’t exist. And by the time he figured that out, he didn’t care anymore. He should have cared. He cares […]

Blog Tour: TRUEST by Jackie Lea Sommers

Blog Tour: TRUEST by Jackie Lea Sommers

Posted November 23, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the TRUEST blog tour!  I loved this story and am excited to share my review with you today.  There is a lot of physical exercise included with this stop, so grab your three pound weights and get a quick workout in while you see why TRUEST needs to be in your life!     There’s going to be a LOT of excitement in this review because I freaking loved this book!  The first fist pump goes out to Jackie herself–Minnesota represent! I love learning about local authors and really hope I have the chance to meet Jackie sometime soon.  Plus, the story itself takes place in Minnesota.  About 90 minutes from where I live.  It […]

Blog Tour: A SHOT OF RECKLESS by Maddie Paige

Blog Tour: A SHOT OF RECKLESS by Maddie Paige

Posted October 12, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the A SHOT OF RECKLESS blog tour!  I really liked this story and am excited to share my review with you today.  Be sure to stop by all stops of this tour and see why others are falling in love with Roxy and Lake, too!   October 7th Spiced Latte Reviews October 8th Bookaholics Anonymous Once Upon A Twilight October 9th Bookish Things And More October 10th Insane About Books October 11th Book Hounds Reading Is MyTreasure October 12th Fictitious Delicious Kimberly Faye Reads Read-A-Holicz October 13th A Leisure Moment October 14th Dream Within A Dream Good Choice Reading Owl Always Be Reading Movies, Shows & Books   I really liked this […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (8)

Posted September 14, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week eight of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I think the participants of this read-along go on a field trip!  A field trip to Rae Carson’s office/writing spot so we can see […]

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Read Along: THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson (7)

Posted September 7, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 1 Comment

  Welcome to week seven of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here.   *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** I would like the phone number of the person who decided we should stop reading The Bitter Kingdom at the end of […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (6)

Posted August 31, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week six of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.*****   It’s rare to find a second book in a series that is as strong as, if not even stronger than it’s predecessor.  THE […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (5)

Posted August 24, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week four of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. *****SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.***** You know what Elisa needs? An “Easy” button. Or maybe a “pause” button if that’s too much to ask for.  Our girl just […]

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (4)

Read-Along: THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson (4)

Posted August 17, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

  Welcome to week four of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss the THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS portion of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. If I ever hear anyone complain about how fantasy stories are boring and written with lots of build up, I’m going to gracefully laugh at them and give them a […]

Blog Tour: HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by Karole Cozzo

Blog Tour: HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by Karole Cozzo

Posted August 12, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 2 Comments

Welcome to our stop on the HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD blog tour! Be sure to visit all stops on this blog tour because not only are you going to see some epic blog posts, each blog is giving away a copy of this gem of a story. I freaking loved this book. Out loud.  Let me tell you why with a little story. This story is not about a boy with Autism. It’s the story of how having a brother with a Autism affects your life, or more accurately, about how you make decisions about how to live your life.  It brought tears to my eyes. (Those last three chapters required a half a box of hotel […]

Read-Along- THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (3)

Read-Along- THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson (3)

Posted July 27, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, read-along / 0 Comments

    Welcome to week three of the Rae Carson read-along! As you may have already heard, five really cool blogs are reading and blogging about the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson. Each week we’re reading a good chunk of the story and then blogging our thoughts about it. I sure hope you’ll chime in and share your thoughts, too! OR…read-along with us!  Yes!!  You should do that! Did you miss week two of the read-along? No worries, friends!  Catch up here. Well, THAT was interesting. I spent half my time reading this week’s section with a heart overflowing with joy and half of my time wiping tears from my face.  This was the week death […]