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#BookBlogWriMo! 11/3 - Where You Read

This challenge will take place during the month of November.
It was put together by Brittany over at Book Bumblings
Be sure to check in everyday and see what interesting topic we are talking about
and get to know some of your fellow bloggers!
Interested in taking part? Just visit this post to find out how!
 
Day 3: Where You Read
 
This is an EASY one! The BEST PLACE EVER TO READ - is my bed!
 
 
Like I said in the other post, I do tons of my reading at night when everyone is sleeping.
This is where my Kindle comes in handy! This way, I don't have to have a lamp or anything on while I read.. I can just pull out the Kindle, snuggle up with the blank and lose myself in the book!
Which, I totally plan to do tonight!
 
Often times I also find it nice to curl up on the couch with a good book.
I miss my old house because it had a fire place and I had this amazingly comfy chair right in front of it. I mean come on, what sounds better than that?!
 
If I REALLY want some time to myself - I grab a book from the shelf, run a nice bubble bath - grab a glass of wine, and relax in said bubble bath while I read. Seriously; it's relaxing. If you haven't tried this, I totally suggest you do so!
 
What about YOU? Where do you read?
I'd love to hear all about it!
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#BookBlogWriMo! 11/2 - How You Read

This challenge will take place during the month of November.
It was put together by Brittany over at Book Bumblings
Be sure to check in everyday and see what interesting topic we are talking about
and get to know some of your fellow bloggers!
Interested in taking part? Just visit this post to find out how!
 

 

November 2nd - How You Read
 
Oh let me count the ways.
In bed, snuggled up with my blanket.
Hardbacks, Paperbacks and Kindle books.
I read on the porch when the weather is just nice.
I sometimes curl up on the couch with a good book when I have some quiet time.
I read on my lunch break at work - Kindle, of course.
 
When using hardback and paperback, I MUST use a bookmark! It bugs me to end when people flip the top of a page over to mark their spot. Don't ruin the book! (yes, I know this is just MY opinion! lol)
 
When using the Kindle I bookmark often! I also tend to highlight things and make little notes in the margins. Sometimes the notes are about the story and sometimes I am leaving myself notes on things I want to add in my review. I LOVE the share button on the Kindle. I find myself sharing quotes and parts of stories all the time, simply because I find them amazing! 
 
I have learned that the best time for me to read is when everyone else is sleeping. There is nothing worse than getting to an amazing part of the story, just to be interrupted and unable to finish! OMGOSH I HATE THAT! It also gives me time to leave myself those notes and things. I try to take the most away from a story as I can, and I find it's better to do without any distractions.
 
What about YOU? How do you read? 
I'd love to hear all about it!
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#BookBlogWriMo! History of Your Blog


This challenge will take place during the month of November.
It was put together by Brittany over at Book Bumblings.
Be sure to check in everyday and see what interesting topic we are talking about 
and get to know some of your fellow bloggers!
Interested in taking part? Just visit this post to find out how!

 

November 1 - History of Your Blog

 

This one is a bit easy for me, as I just recently started my blog on October 24th.

Yeah, I am something of a newbie, but I plan to make the best of it.

So while I do not have TONS of history behind my blog name and content, I do plan to make this one amazing blog - given the right amount of time and effort.

Let me start this story off right.
I was a blogger before for about 2 years. I loved every second of it.
I was well established, helped authors as much as I could and made some great friends out of it all. Then I started having issues with an author. She then got another author friends of hers involved. It got very ugly and very dirty quite fast. It got to a point where my personal life was being leaked and thrown around. They were visibly trying to force me to remove reviews I had posted of their novels simply because I rated them 1 and 2 stars. I refused to do so and things escalated from there.
It got to the point where I shut down everything and went away for about 6 months.
I missed blogging, my friends and the authors I had connected with. I wanted to come back. My husband and I decided that it wasn't safe for me to come back as my original self. MY ACTUAL SELF. Nope. Sadly, in this day and age, being yourself apparently makes you a target for hatred simply because your opinion doesn't match someone else's.. Oh well.

I am now Kenzi and I own Shattered Hearts Reviews. Some of you might thing my style of writing and other things are familiar & if you just MUST know if it is me - just ask (: I will be glad to share it with you.

 


From my previous blog, I have learned I want to do things differently. I do not want to just simply pimp myself out for the sake of numbers.

One of the things I am struggling with right now is followers.. Not so much the NUMBER of them, but finding ones who are actually interested in the CONTENT of my blog.. Does that even make sense? It did in my head, but we all know how that goes.

 

I know this is something I am going to have to work to gain. I do not want numbers simply for numbers. I want to find people are are just as interested in what I am writing about as I am in what they are writing about. That's what I want to get out of this. People to connect with, share books, laughter and friendship - even if it is just over the computer.

 

#TeaserTuesday: Beautifully Damaged by L.A. Fiore

Teaser Tuesday is brought to you by MizB at Should be Reading.
Play Along With Us!
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Beautifully Damaged

by L.A. Fiore

Published: March 25, 2014 by Montlake Romance

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

 

Ember Walsh was always the quiet one, enjoying a book and a glass of wine over the noise and crowds of a club, but when her best friend asks her to come out and meet the boy she likes Ember's world is turned upside down. He appears like a mythical avenging angel, inked, gorgeous and completely out of her league but one look and Ember no longer wants the quiet, she wants him.

 

Trace Montgomery has buried his damaged past with women and fighting until one day he meets an angel and suddenly he wants more, he wants her. For her, he's determined to overcome his demons but will the dark secret that links their pasts bring them closer or will it tear them apart.

 

 

 

The Teaser:

"I just need a minute, Ember." "Why?" "It isn't everyday a wish comes true and you, Ember, are the answer to my wish."
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#BookReview: Alpha by Jasinda Wilder

Alpha (Alpha 1)

Author: Jasinda Wilder

Published: April 29, 2014 by NLA Digital LLC

Source: Purchased Myself

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

 

The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

 

If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it? I did.

 

The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong."

 

A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me."

 

The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't.

 

And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt."

 

Would you have gotten in? I did. It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.

This book was a great surprise for me. I have read maybe two books by Jasinda Wilder, but I must admit, she received a fan for life when she introduced me to Alpha! This story inspired so many emotions from me, complete with wanting to throw my Kindle across the room, while at the same time cheering for the very people making me want to throw said Kindle. 
 
Kyrie is a woman that can't seem to get herself together to save her life. She comes across as naive, but I can see past that to the deeper things she has going on inside of herself. Yes, sometimes you just want to shake her, but she is like the rest of the women in the world and her hesitance is understandable. I liked the fact that we got to know a little bit about her before she was "collected" to repay her debt. As much as I did not want this book to be predictable, sometimes it was - but it was not an offsetting predictable!
 
Roth is something else in his own right. He is mysterious, completely Alpha, knows what he wants, how to get it and how to make just about everything under the sun go the way he wants it to. He has his sights set on Kyrie and will stop at nothing to obtain her - even if it means "buying" her affection with those mysterious checks. The chemistry between the two and the connection was heartwarming. My heart broke for "Valentine" over and over again, while at the same time wanting to shake him because some of that heartbreak could have been avoided had he not been.. HIM.
 
The story was an effortless flow that kept me from turning page after page to see what was going to happen next. I also LOVED Harris. Yes, I believe this story would have been nothing without him! Roth has a past that he would love to leave there.. in the past. Yet the one thing he wishes he could undo and completely forget, could be the very thing that causes him to lose the one thing in this world he has ever wanted with a need he has never felt before.. Kyrie.
 
Jasinda Wilder delivers a book full of promise, premise and enough emotions to fill a bucket. I loved every single second of it. I recommend this book to all Wilder fans, as well as devoted fans of romance in general. I feel you will not be disappointed.
 
Purchase the Alpha Books
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Discuss with Me!
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Is ALPHA something you will read or have read?
Will you be adding this to your TBR list?
Are you a fan of Jasinda Wilder?

#BookBlogWriMo! A Book Bloggers Challenge!

 
I am excited to be participating in this #bookbloggers challenge!
This challenge will take place during the month of November and was put together by Brittany over at Book Bumblings.
I am looking forward to this challenge! I am hoping it will get be in the habit of posting daily! I also think this is an excellent challenge because it is going to give people an insight to ME! 
I think this is a great way for everyone to get to know each other.
Want to join in the fun?
You can do so HERE!
 
Need a little more of a push?
Check out the schedule! #BookBlogWriMo Schedule I look forward to reading everyone'd post! & a special thanks to Brittany for putting this together!

Beautifully Damaged (Beautifully Damaged series)

Beautifully Damaged (Beautifully Damaged series) - L.A. Fiore Full Review to be posted on 10/29

Alpha

Alpha - Jasinda Wilder See this review and more at
Shattered Hearts Reviews.

This book was a great surprise for me. I have read maybe two books by Jasinda Wilder, but I must admit, she received a fan for life when she introduced me to Alpha! This story inspired so many emotions from me, complete with wanting to throw my Kindle across the room, while at the same time cheering for the very people making me want to throw said Kindle.

Kyrie is a woman that can't seem to get herself together to save her life. She comes across as naive, but I can see past that to the deeper things she has going on inside of herself. Yes, sometimes you just want to shake her, but she is like the rest of the women in the world and her hesitance is understandable. I liked the fact that we got to know a little bit about her before she was "collected" to repay her debt. As much as I did not want this book to be predictable, sometimes it was - but it was not an offsetting predictable!

Roth is something else in his own right. He is mysterious, completely Alpha, knows what he wants, how to get it and how to make just about everything under the sun go the way he wants it to. He has his sights set on Kyrie and will stop at nothing to obtain her - even if it means "buying" her affection with those mysterious checks. The chemistry between the two and the connection was heartwarming. My heart broke for "Valentine" over and over again, while at the same time wanting to shake him because some of that heartbreak could have been avoided had he not been.. HIM.

The story was an effortless flow that kept me from turning page after page to see what was going to happen next. I also LOVED Harris. Yes, I believe this story would have been nothing without him! Roth has a past that he would love to leave there.. in the past. Yet the one thing he wishes he could undo and completely forget, could be the very thing that causes him to lose the one thing in this world he has ever wanted with a need he has never felt before.. Kyrie.

Jasinda Wilder delivers a book full of promise, premise and enough emotions to fill a bucket. I loved every single second of it. I recommend this book to all Wilder fans, as well as devoted fans of romance in general. I feel you will not be disappointed.
Hello Blogging World!
 
I am actually very excited that I finally decided to get this blog going! I, like most of you, am an avid reader and figured it was time to share my thoughts with those who love to read just as much as I do! I have been a follower of the blogger community for some time now and I have found many new authors that I would never have come across had it not been for some of you blogs! I want to be able to do that with someone else!
 
I have also been able to connect with some of my favorite authors on here, like Lori Foster! I swear I can die happy now simply because I was able to have a conversation with her about her amazing stories! It's things like that, that lead me to decide to was time to get this going!
 
I know it is going to take awhile to get this blog where I want it, but I am determined! I look forward to any advice that anyone feels like they want to throw my way! I also look forward to getting to know all of you! I have seen the kind of friendships that can come from doing something like this and I am really relishing the fact that I can connect with people who love this as much as I do!
 
Sorry if this was kind of "rambly," but I am sure you can understand my excitement!
 

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Beautifully Forgotten (Beautifully Damaged series) by L.A. Fiore