Tag: romance


Blog Tour: TO THE STARS by Molly McAdams

Blog Tour: TO THE STARS by Molly McAdams

Posted February 16, 2016 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 0 Comments

Welcome to our stop on the TO THE STARS blog tour! Not only am I sharing my review with today, but you’re also getting an excerpt from this intense story.  And it IS intense, guys.  It’s gonna make you feel all the feels.  Be sure to enter to win a copy of both books in the Thatch series AND a $50 gift card, too!         Just as she was leaning in for another kiss, she jolted and her eyes widened. “What’s wrong?” I asked when she didn’t say anything or move. “I think…” “What?” “Did a bird just poop on my head?” she asked in a horrified voice. I laughed loudly, and looked at her […]

Blog Tour: WITH EVERY BREATH by Lia Riley

Blog Tour: WITH EVERY BREATH by Lia Riley

Posted December 28, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review, interview / 0 Comments

Welcome to our stop on the WITH EVERY BREATH blog tour! Not only am I sharing my review with today, but you’re also getting an excerpt from this sweet story AND a list of Lia Riley’s Top 5 Heroines.  Whew! That’s a lot of stuff.  So sit back, read through all the goodness, and then enter to win your very own copy of WITH EVERY BREATH!       Her eyes widen. I can’t hold her gaze and say what I must. “Body‑to‑body contact.” The world outside rips apart, but in the tent, a heavy silence reigns. She shifts to a half sit. “Oh, no, it’s OK. Look, I’ll be better in a few minutes.” “You said […]

Book Review: INTO MY ARMS by Lia Riley

Book Review: INTO MY ARMS by Lia Riley

Posted October 16, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review / 0 Comments

I’m not sure if I was more excited to read this book to learn more about Z or his million dollar fish.  Turns out Z is waaay more interesting than the fish. Thank goodness! We get to meet Z earlier in the Off the Map series and I gotta tell you,  I kinda pictured him as a cartoon character. He’s this mysterious guy that works at the tippity top of the tallest building in Whoville, er, Santa Cruz-ish area and we’ve seen him just enough to have this vague understanding of his phobia of touch.  I wasn’t sure if he was the equivalent of the Road Runner or Wile E. Coyote, but I thought he might have […]

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 […]

Blog Tour: BREAKING TACKLES by Erin Brown

Blog Tour: BREAKING TACKLES by Erin Brown

Posted September 23, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 0 Comments

Welcome to our stop on the BREAKING TACKLES blog tour! My love for Erin Brown is well documented and I’m so excited to share my long rambling review of her newest story in the Taking Flight series. I’m not really sure how to review this book, you guys. Truth be told, it deserves more than my normal gushing review of how HOTT the hero was and how I’m crushing on the heroine. (Actually, now that I mention it. Adam is HOTT and I freaking adore Courtney, so…) No, this one needs me to put on my serious storytelling hat and share a story with you to properly convey how important this book is. This book starts of light and […]

Blog Tour: DELAYED PENALTY by Sophia Henry

Blog Tour: DELAYED PENALTY by Sophia Henry

Posted September 15, 2015 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, book review / 2 Comments

Welcome to our stop on the DELAYED PENALTY blog tour!  We’re so glad you’re here.  We’re excited to share our review and an excerpt that contains one of my favorite scenes from this contemporary romance. “I hope you don’t think you’re going to sit on your butt your whole break,” Grandpa said. He punctuated his sentence with a quick snap of his newspaper. He’d done it to lift a falling corner, but he may as well have cracked an invisible whip. “Come on, Dedushka,” I said, stopping my arm midair and lifting my tired eyes from the milk dripping off the spoon to his customary stern face. “I just got home yesterday.” “And you start your job today.” […]

Book Blast and Cover Reveal: INTO MY ARMS and WITH EVERY BREATH by Lia Riley

Book Blast and Cover Reveal: INTO MY ARMS and WITH EVERY BREATH by Lia Riley

Posted September 8, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book blast, cover reveal / 1 Comment

    Holy hotness melting on a stick!  Not only do we have an excerpt from Lia Riley’s newest Off the Map Novella, INTO MY ARMS, but we’ve also got the cover reveal for my newest Riley obsession, WITH EVERY BREATH. So sit back, close the door and enjoy all the organic goodness we could pack into one post. “Kiss me,” I challenge him. He twists around words and dances from truths. But he can’t evade body language. He gazes at me as if I’m something he’s never seen. “I tell you how I did a terrible thing, and you offer a kiss.” “There is much you aren’t saying, so maybe we need to streamline the conversation. […]

Book Review: THE HISTORY OF US by Nyrae Dawn

Book Review: THE HISTORY OF US by Nyrae Dawn

Posted July 21, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review / 0 Comments

Before I get to my review of this gem of a book, I need to give you a little background information.  For the past six-ish years, my reading has consisted almost exclusively of YA books of many genres. Contemporary, dytopian, paranormal, fantasy, etc.  Didn’t really matter to me. If it was YA and recommend by a trusted friend, it was mine. I’ve expanded into the world adult romance this year and have fallen in love with falling in love.  My favorite genre of romance might surprise you:  I LOVE M/M romance. The stories pull at my heart like no other genre ever has. So why am I telling you all of this right this very minute?  Well, THE HISTORY […]

Book Review: FOCUS ON ME by Megan Erickson

Book Review: FOCUS ON ME by Megan Erickson

Posted July 17, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review / 0 Comments

  Aaaand just like that: Megan Erickson has become an auto-buy author for me. I’ve been meaning to read this series from the day TRUST THE FOCUS, book one of this series, hit the streets.  When FOCUS ON ME came up for review on NetGalley, I jumped on the chance to move both of these books up to the top of my TBR pile.  I spent a whole weekend reading these books and drying my tear stained cheeks. I’m not going to get all mushy about how much I love Colin and Riley, even though I do love them. Madly.  Instead, I want to focus on the subject matter at hand: mental illness.  Yes, this is a love story. […]

Book Blast: SIDESWIPED by Lia Riley

Book Blast: SIDESWIPED by Lia Riley

Posted July 2, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book blast, book review / 0 Comments

  Unless this is the first time you’ve visited Fictitious Delicious, you probably already know about my mad love for one Lia Riley. Her Off the Map series is one of my favorite New Adult romances ever.  Today we’re celebrating the fact that SIDESWIPED, book two in the aforementioned series of awesomeness, is in paperback!  And if you think THAT is exciting…wh-ha-well, have we got a treat for you.  You’re getting my fangirl review, an excerpt and TEN chances to win your very own copy of the story that nearly killed me. (In the best possible way, I promise!)          An hour later I’m zipping the back of Talia’s wet suit at the edge […]