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New Releases By P.C. Cast & S.E. Smith

Out of books to read? Of course, that is never the issue for us bookworms, more like too many to read! Two interesting, possibly, books are being released this month. One of the two books was released yesterday.

Penguin Random House Contest

Great news, Bookworms! Penguin Random House is having a giveaway for 100 Great American Reads! The contest is open to United States residents, ages 18 years and older.

Entering is easy. Just fill out the short, sweet and simple entry form here. The contest ends August 31st, 2018. What a great way to kick off the summer and end it too!

What is your favorite classic book of all time? Mine seems to always go back to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Christmas In July

It's that time of the year. Time for Hallmark channel's Christmas In July movies event!

What better way to get into the Christmas In July spirit than to read a Christmas themed book? There are plenty of Christmas themed books but Hallmark has one of their very own. Love You Like Christmas by Keri F. Sweet. Interested in Hallmark's Love You Like Christmas movie? Check it out by clicking here. The movie airs July 16th, 2018.

Happy Reading, Bookworms!

Yuri By Roxie Rivera

Made it through the first Secret Book Santa book for the summer season!

It has been quite some time since I read a book from the Her Russian Protector series. I highly recommend the series if you enjoy mobster themed books.

Yuri by Roxie Rivera is the third book in the Her Russian Protector series. The two main characters, Yuri and Lena, are so much alike in ways. They both grew up in harsh environments. Yuri is different from the other male main characters as his world is now part of the higher society. Both, Yuri and Lena, have their own past issues to come to terms with but Lena's past is the main focus of most of the book (for good reason). 

Goodreads Latest Android App Update

So, dare I ask, have any of you tried out the Goodreads App for android since they tweaked the app?

I downloaded the app recently after seeing the advertisement for the new updates on Goodreads' website. Based on what I use the app for, which is minimal, the app did appear to run a lot smoother and quicker. It used to be slow at loading pages, etc.

One option that I didn't check out because it isn't something that I would use but looked nice is the option to view notes and highlights from your kindle in the My Books section of the app.

For more info on changes made with the latest update for Goodreads app on android click here.

SBS Books and Official Summer Read

So, I recently got my picks for Secret Book Santa...

1. Dark Planet Falling by Anna Carven
2. Racing Hearts by Candi Heart
3. Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas
4. Third Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn
5. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
6. Reign by Meg Jackson
7. Yuri by Roxie Rivera
8. Shark Bite by Naomi Lucas

The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone

For those of you bookworms that love the greek Gods and Goddesses I came across a book that was actually really good. Hades with a backbone and kind heart? Check. Persephone with a kind heart and grows as a person? Check. Decent side characters? Check. It is also noteworthy to mention that Aphrodite was a likable character later on in the book.

The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone by Eris Adderly is the first book in the Flames of Olympos series. Unfortunately, it was published in 2017 (September, I believe) and there has yet to be a second book in the series. Hopefully there will be a second book this year. Definitely looking forward to this series being continued, though.

Weight Gain Smoothies

Just a little FYI for those of you who are trying to gain weight...

When my Father was trying to gain weight we used smoothies and high calorie drinks.

I stumbled across an e-book in Kindle Unlimited for smoothie recipes focused on gaining weight. Weight Gain Smoothies: Invigorating High Calorie Shakes by Danny Gansneder was the best book I read for high calorie smoothie recipes.

Comfort Reread...

Life is one big rollercoaster so sometimes you need something familiar to read. In this case I opted for Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward. An older book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It's nice to jump back into that portion of the series.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood—even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him—and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

Latest Reads

Just a quick post. Dealing with a lot of stuff in life right now.

Latest reads recently were Being Free by Sylvia Ryan, Dark Planet Warriors by Ann Carven, and Shiftr Kristin by Ariana Hawkes. All of those books were e-book versions and were e-book freebies from and or part of Kindle Unlimited.

Each book was enjoyable and I definitely plan on continuing to read more of each series. Being Free was the last book in its series but by far my favorite.

Sorry for such a quick post but life is very crazy right now.

Happy Reading, Bookworms!