Tweet Cute Blog Tour

Good afternoon,

I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to the new year and are getting in lots of reading. My reading has had a slow start but I don’t mind because it’s the beginning of the year and there’s plenty of time to get reading in.

Speaking of reading, I recently finished a book that was so much fun and was asked if I’d like to join in on the blog tour of which I said yes because the premise sounded adorable. It has been released today so if your curious after reading my thoughts, you can go to the nearest bookstore or download it on your e-reader today!

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

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My Thoughts:

This was a charming story of two High School Seniors who find themselves caught up in a Twitter war between their two companies. What starts out as trying to one up the competition turns into so much more than either had intended including a fan base of followers.

Pepper has done what she could to be the best at everything she sets her mind to including grades, swim team Captain, younger sister, daughter and recently has been asked to help send out Tweets for her Mom’s company which is called Big League Burger. She’s been feeling overwhelmed lately trying to keep up with everything else going on but doesn’t want to disappoint her Mom so finds herself caught up in an unexpected Twitter war with another company who has accused her company of stealing their famous grilled cheese that has a secret ingredient. Pepper chooses to fight back with some rather snarky comments and also develops unlikely friendships with two people that she hadn’t expected to like.

Jack has grown up in New York, working at his family’s local deli known as Girl Cheesing, trying to figure out if he wants to take over the family business, often feeling in the shadow of his identical twin Ethan, is a part of the swim team and enjoys playing around with developing apps during his free time. When he sees that Big League Burger appears to have stolen his beloved Grandma’s grilled cheese recipe, he takes to Twitter and finds himself caught up in the craziness of going toe to toe with Big League. What starts out as getting back at them for appearing to steal the grilled cheese turns into something much bigger than expected and leads him down quite the interesting adventure including becoming friends with an unlikely person.

This book was full of snark, fluffiness, the power of friendship, adorable shipping between the Twitter fans of both companies and just a general fun book to read. Jack and Pepper are adorable and I loved watching their friendship grow as well as seeing both realize their dreams while also how important family is to them.

I highly recommend checking out this book if you’re looking for a fun read that does have some romance in and plenty of healthy debate.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed my bookish ramblings and my thoughts have caught your curiosity. I don’t want to give any spoilers particularly since it’s just been released today but I will say that this book gave me You’ve Got Mail vibes with a more modern twist and takes place around high school. Have a wonderful rest of your week and I will be back soon with more reading updates!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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Snowy Wings Publishing: Middle Grade Blog Hop

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Good afternoon,

It has been quite the crazy week for me with vacation and it seems strange to get back into the swing of things after being away. Thankfully I have books to help me adjust and slowly get back into my schedule of work and other activities that I do on a daily basis.

Speaking of work, I was recently approached to ask if I’d like to join in on a middle grade blog hop of which I said yes because I love reading a variety of different genres and helping spread the word of unique books particularly if they have a fantastical element to them.

So without further ado, I give you my thoughts on a brief chapter sample because I like to mix things up from time to time. Thank you so much to Snowy Wings Publishing for reaching out to me!

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Synopsis:

When Natalia’s younger brother disappears while on a visit to Mexico, Natalia is certain that La Llorona, the mythical Weeping Woman, has taken him. Her friend Miguel agrees to accompany her back to Mexico in the hopes that it will help him deal with the recent death of his grandfather. But as they embark on a journey to search for the creature that has taken Natalia’s brother, it becomes apparent that the spirits Miguel had brushed aside as mere legend are very real…and they have a dark connection to his family.

My Thoughts on Chapter Two:

I found the beginning of this story to be equal parts interesting and sad. Miguel and his siblings are still trying to wrap their heads around the fact that their Grandpa who lives in Mexico has passed away who has been such an important part of their young lives and how quickly he passed in such a short amount of time. It’s amazing just how quickly things can change in a short amount of time and how hard it can be to come to terms with those changes.

Miguel then proceeds to remember how the night before he and his siblings along with a dog named Conde had walked to the store for some supplies and then that night they were all enjoying some chocolate milk. Miguel then proceeds to take his mind of things by feeding the animals and notices that Conde seems to be on edge about something.

I also found it interesting when Miguel mentioned his parents who usually seem to be fighting about something and how he really doesn’t want to have to go back with them to Texas where they live and feels guilty about leaving the ranch though friends of his Grandpa have promised to look after things while they are away.

I love how Selenia mixed two cultures in this story and how Miguel seems to find himself caught in the middle of the two. Their Grandpa is called Abuelo, some of the dialogue is in Spanish and there are glimpses of what life has been like visiting a small Mexican farm while also knowing that eventually Miguel will have to return to life in Texas, wondering what may become of the farm now that their Abuelo has passed.

After having briefly read this chapter, I am eager to read more about this book, see what adventures are to be had and hopefully learn why Conde the dog seemed so on edge. There’s so many things that I’m anxious to learn about including the local Lore and why their Abuelo passed so suddenly.

About the Author:

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Selenia Paz loves to write stories containing elements of mystery and of the supernatural. When not writing, she loves to read and run with her dogs. She received her Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2010, and has been a librarian ever since. Her short story “Broken English” was the Honor winner of Lee & Low Publishing’s New Voices Award.

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the time being. I can’t wait to read more by Selenia and other authors who write middle grade adventures. There’s something about them that draws me right in and love getting to know about other cultures who I haven’t read much about. Stay tuned if you’re curious about the other people participating in the blog hop!

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As a thank you for participating in our blog, we’re offering a chance to win eight (8) ebooks and two (2) paperbacks from our middle-grade authors!

  • An ebook of Something Wicked by Sarah Dale (releases Nov 2019)
  • An ebook of The Falling by T. Damon
  • An ebook of Keara’s Raven: Escape by Mindy Klasky
  • An ebook of The Missing Guardian & The Mer Queen’s Daughter by Melanie McFarlane
  • An ebook of the World of Aluvia series (Fairy Keeper, Mer-Charmer, Dragon Redeemer) by Amy Bearce
  • A paperback of Life and Death & Gods and Demons by Selenia Paz

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Please feel free to hop around and check out the other participants in this blog hop!

October 25th- YA/NA Book Divas
October 26th- Selenia Paz
October 27th- Mindy Klasky
October 28th- I Love Books and Stuff
October 29th- Amy Bearce/ The Reading Faery
October 30th- Melanie McFarlane/ Jenifer Reads
October 31st- Sarah DaleSucker for Coffe

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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Top 5 Romance Books I Want To Read Soon

Good morning,

Hard to believe it’s almost the middle of April especially with the recent snow fall here. Eventually Spring will arrive and in the meantime, it’s giving me the perfect excuse to attempt to read more books. I may be in the middle of a few readathons but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to attempt to plan what to read when I’m not under pressure to read many books in a short amount of time. I enjoy the pressure but I also enjoy when I can get back to reading what strikes my fancy. So I’ve decided to start with a relatively short list and see how it goes.

 

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Day of the Dragon (Dragon Hunter Book 2) by Katie MacAlister (Released 3/5/19)

Blurb:

Real scholars know that supernatural beings don’t exist. But the moment I meet Archer Andras of the Storm Dragons, all my academic training goes out the window. Thanks to Mr. Tall, Dark, And Infuriating, I’m learning that I really should worry about those things that go bump in the night. . . and that dragons like Archer are 100 percent pure trouble.

Now I’m caught in the middle of a war. On one side is Archer. On the other is his twin brother. And I am the key to translating an ancient text that could bring balance-or deadly ruin-to our world. But none of that is as dangerous as the seriously sexy sparks between Archer and me. He’s too tempting to be real. Too gorgeous to trust. And when it comes to dragons, there’s no smoke without deadly fire.

Includes the novel WOLF’S MATE by Celia Kyle: When Abby Carter is threatened by an anti-shifter organization, werewolf shifter Declan Reed will have to convince her that there’s no safer place in the world than in the arms of a big bad werewolf.

I was kindly sent a review copy as well as a finished copy from the Forever Publisher which was so very sweet and will not affect my thoughts towards the material.

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Meet Cute by Helena Hunting (Released 4/9/19)

Blurb:

Kailyn Flowers was always calm, rational, and controlled-until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. Then she did the unthinkable: She became a mortifying fangirl in five seconds flat, which may or may not have included professing her undying love. And oddly, he didn’t run away. In fact, their meet cute led to a friendship she never saw coming. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming, either…
Now Dax needs her help. As guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, he’s in way over his head. And though Kailyn hasn’t forgiven Dax, she isn’t heartless enough to make him fend for himself, either. Soon their friendly meetings turn into flirty dinner dates, and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?

 

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Please note: I was kindly sent a review copy from the Forever Publisher though it will not affect my thoughts towards the material. I have read about forty pages of this lovely book and I am very much enjoying it!

 

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The Summer House by Jenny Hale (Releases 5/7/19)

Blurb:

Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They’re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.

Callie’s too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. He’s heir to his father’s property empire, and the papers say he’s just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes there’s more to this man than money and good looks.

Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets… secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor.

Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them?

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Please note: I was kindly sent a review copy from the Forever Publisher though it will not affect my thoughts towards the material. 

 

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My One And Only Duke (Rogues To Riches #1) by Grace Burrowes (Released 11/06/2018)

Blurb:
One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he’s declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the worst slums, and now he’s ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him.
Jane Winston, widowed and pregnant, crosses paths with Quinn while her father is preaching to the prisoners. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers her marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they’ll actually have a future together.
He’s a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She’s a minister’s daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?
Also includes the bonus novella Once Upon a Christmas Eve from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt!

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Please note: I was kindly sent a finished copy by Forever Pub but it will not affect my thoughts on the material.

 

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Blurb:
Wendy Liu should be delighted to be her best friend’s maid of honor. But after years spent avoiding the bride’s brother – aka the boy who once broke her heart – she’s now trapped with him during an endless amount of wedding festivities. Luckily she’s had time to perfect her poker face, and engaging Noah Denning in a little friendly competition might just prove that she’s over him for good…
Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister’s wedding memorable. But it seems Wendy is trying to outdo him at every turn. Challenging each other was always something he and Wendy did right, so when she proposes they compete to see who can throw the best bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City, Noah takes the bait – and ups the stakes. Because this time around, he wants Wendy for keeps. And when you’re fighting for love, all bets are off.
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Please note: I was kindly sent a finished copy by Forever Pub but it will not affect my thoughts on the material.

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the time being. I’m so excited to have these books in my hands and to dive into the stories! Day of the Dragon is one of my most anticipated releases of this year and the only reason I can think that I haven’t dived in yet is because I don’t want it to be over with all ready but I need to just take a deep breath and read because I know I’ll love it and will just have to wait patiently for the next book to come out in the series. I will let you know how I have done with these books but I can’t promise as to when I’ll get to them. For now, I am off to my current bookish adventures.

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Tuesday: Library Books

Good afternoon,

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks between work and family so took a break from blogging but now I’m back and happy to be here!

I have been a frequent user of the Library whether I school or a public one since I was a kid. My first taste of a public Library was in Elementary school where a teacher took myself and some of my classmates to an old building in the small town that we lived in and I immediately loved it. From then on, I spent as much time as possible in the Library at my school and any public Library I could visit within a thirty mile radius which just happened to be two others.

My second apartment that I moved into was so near a Library that I could see it out my Livingroom window which was very ideal for me and I was there almost every day. My third apartment was within a mile of an even bigger Library that I went to quite a bit and I had my Library card memorized.

Where I currently live, I’m a couple of blocks from a Library though my favorite one in the area is about a fifteen minutes to drive and visit quite a bit.

Some day I would love to work at a Library but for now I’ll enjoy visiting as many Libraries as I can. I even have a bucket list of Libraries to visit which is nearly as long as my bucket list of Bookstores to visit. So since I’ve rambled on about my love of Libraries, it should come as no surprise that my list of books I want to read soon are ones that I’ve checked out from the Library and are due this month. Plus it’s National Library week so the perfect reason to talk about these books!

Code Girls: The Untold Story of The American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Exile: Keeper of The Lost Cities #2 by Shannon Messenger

A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris

The Irishman’s Daughter by V.S. Alexander

I recently listened to a You’re Never Going To Read This Podcast which is hosted by Justine and her sister Julia where this book was mentioned and it sounded interesting (This cover is the UK edition which I prefer to the U.S. edition)

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Dreamer’s Pool (Blackthorn & Grim #1) by Juliet Marillier

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire #1) by Grace Draven

So that wraps up my ramblings for the time being. I will be back soon with more bookish content soon. I can’t wait to dive into all of these books and maybe find a new favorite or several!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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🍀📖 Top 10 Tuesday: Books Set In Ireland 📖🍀

Dia dhuit (Hello in Irish),

I hope you’re having a wonderful March so far and hopefully Spring is fully on the way in whatever area you happen to be in. Alas there’s still a lot of snow here but soon it will be green and in the meantime, I can pretend I’m surrounded by green while mentioning five of my favorite books I’ve read over the years that are set in Ireland. They are in no particular order because they all have a special place in my heart and I hope to revisit them again soon! The other half are five books that I hope to get to soon.

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Jewels of the Sun (Gallagher’s of Ardmore #1) by Nora Roberts

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P.S. I Love  You by Cecelia Ahern

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Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier

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Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

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Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

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Song of Ireland by Juilene Osborne-McKnight

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Only The Stones Survive by Morgan Llywelyn

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The Book of Kells by R.A. MacAvoy

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The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga #1) by Edward Rutherfurd

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In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead

So that wraps up my top ten Irish books. I’m hoping this month I will add much more to my favorites and who knows, maybe I could have a top twenty! Hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday and stay warm! Hang in there fellow bookworms who may be ready to climb the walls like me, Spring is almost here!

Happy Reading

Slainte

~Meg

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March Readathons

Hello,

There are so many readathons going on this month that I’m excited to take part in and hopefully I can attempt to use some of my books for many of the challenges. Most of them are spaced out fairly well so this could work. There will be more happening later in the month which I will post about when the time gets closer.

Women In Fantasy Readathon

March 2nd – 10th

If you’d like to join in, feel free to follow along with the Bingo board if you so choose and if not that’s okay too. Use the #Femmfantale hashtag if you plan to post on any media sites such as Twitter and Instagram. It is being hosted by Jean from Jean Bookishthoughts (the link will take you to the announcement video and more information)

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My Tentative TBR:

The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi
Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
Curio (Curio #1) by Evangeline Denmark

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike
Sherwood by Meagan Spoonerreleases 2/19/19

Books I Would Like To Get To:

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
Earth’s Requiem (Earth’s Reclaimed #1) by Ann Gimpel
The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May
Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland by Susan Fraser King
Oak and Mistletoe (The Rituals Trilogy #1) by J.Z.N. McCauley
The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray

Rereadathon  March 10th- 16th

This is one of my readathons that I’m excited to join in on because I’ll be revisiting old favorites! If you’d like to join in, you’re more than welcome to do the challenges or just reread some favorites. To join in, visit the Twitter for more information.

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♥ Giving a book a second chance- The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn
♥ A recent Favorite – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
♥ An Old Favorite- Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe
♥ Game Changing Book- All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells
♥ Underrated/Unpopular Book- Pride & Prejudice #1 (of 5) (Pride & Prejudice Vol. 1) by Nancy Butler, Hugo Petrus (Illustrator)
♥ Childhood Favorite- Matilda by by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
♥ Popular Book- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, J.K. Rowling, Olivia Lomenech Gill (Illustrator) 

So that wraps up the readathons I plan to participate in for now. I will be back again soon near the halfway point to talk about the other readathons. Hopefully I will not get too distracted though who am I kidding? I always get easily distracted. Kudos for trying though. Have a happy March and may it be a successful month in all the ways that you hope for!

Slainte

~Meg

Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Romance Books

Good evening,

I just recently finished a romance book and it’s brought about a bit of nostalgia of past romance books that I’ve enjoyed. There’s quite the long list and I’d love to post my top one hundred favorites but for the sake of time and sanity, I’ve managed to narrow down ten books that have stood out to me. These are not in any particular order and they are parts of series. The book titles that are clickable will lead you to reviews I’ve written.

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No Other Duke Will Do (Windham Brides #3) By Grace Burrowes

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The Dare and The Doctor (Winner Takes All #3) by Kate Noble

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The Lady of the Lakes (Historical Proper Romance #2) by Josi S. Kilpack

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A Season of Spells (Noctis Magicae #3) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

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To Conquer A Scot (Time- Traveler’s Highland Love #1) by Tamara Gill 

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The Highland Chieftain (Lords of the Highlands #4) by Amy Jarecki 

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An Enchanted Spring (Mists of Fate #2) by Nancy Scanlon

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Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy #3) by Nora Roberts

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The Firebird (Slains #2) by Susanna Kearsley 

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the day. Looking back over most of these books makes me want to do a reread which I can hopefully get to soon. So many books to get to, so little time. Thank you for dropping by and I hope you’re having a wonderful day whether you’re one that enjoys reading a lot or occasionally. If you don’t like reading, well that’s okay and welcome regardless! I am off on more bookish adventures and will pop back in soon!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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