Jun 28, 2016

Mid-year Challenges Update: Failures and other Findings

❝ Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ❞ ~Henry Ford

I don’t know about you, but I find comfort in knowing that failure is but a gift to start anew. Because boy, have I royally failed to meet my mid-year challenge benchmarks! I started out this year accepting (only) two reading challenges: Goodreads Challenge and Finishing the Series Reading Challenge. My progress...what progress?

Jun 24, 2016

Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword 1)

Cover of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler

  by DAVID KUDLER  

book review rating 3 out of 5

Can one girl win a war?

My name is Kano Murasaki, but most people call me Risuko. Squirrel.

I am from Serenity Province, though I was not born there.

My nation has been at war for a hundred years, Serenity is under attack, my family is in disgrace, but some people think that I can bring victory. That I can be a very special kind of woman.

All I want to do is climb.

My name is K...continue at Goodreads

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IT WAS ODDLY nostalgic reading Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler. The vivid portrayal of the Japanese culture brought back many fond memories of my childhood, a time when I was much more rooted in my Asian heritage.

Jun 21, 2016

Blood of the Prophet by Kat Ross || Cover Reveal with Giveaway

IN ALL MY days of blogging, I've received countless requests for cover reveals. This is the first time, my very first time, that I have signed up for a cover reveal post. I hope that speaks for itself on how I feel about this series and this fantastic author. So without further ramblings on my part, I'd like to present to you the gorgeous cover of the second installment in The Fourth Element series by Kat RossBLOOD OF THE PROPHET!!!

Blood of the Prophet by Kat Ross cover

Jun 18, 2016

Fresh Starts by Kimberly Krey Book Blast with $100 Giveaway

Fresh Starts by Kimberly Krey

SUMMER IS FINALLY here and what better way to enjoy it than with a bit of clean, steamy romance? I have the pleasure of hosting Kimberly Krey, the author of Fresh Starts. Read on for details about the book, an exclusive excerpt, and author information. Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Jun 15, 2016

Summer 2016 Comment Challenge: July Link-up and Giveaway

Summer 2016 Comment Challenge!

We’re about to start month two of our three-month long challenge! For those who have sign-up for July, be sure to put together a sign-up post letting everyone know you are participating and add your link below. For those who haven’t heard about this challenge, Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense are hosting the Comment Challenge all summer long. Every month we’re pairing up bloggers and encouraging them to comment on each other’s blogs. There is still time to sign-up for July, just head on over to the Comment Challenge: July Sign-up Post for all the info. Please note that sign-ups close on the 21st of this month for July participation.

Jun 7, 2016

In the Shadow of the Dragon King Blog Tour Spotlight with Giveaway

HELLO AND WELCOME everyone to my stop of the blog tour! I have the pleasure of hosting J. Keller Ford, the author of In the Shadow of the Dragon King. Join me in celebrating the release of her new book on May 31, 2016. Read on for details about the book and author information. Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Jun 4, 2016

June New Release Giveaway

June New Release Giveaway Hop

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES OF 2016! I have the pleasure of escorting my little man as he ascends the stage for his own little kindergarten graduation. Oh...the little moments that seem so BIG!

And for the rest of us...welcome to summer! To celebrate, I'm participating in the June New Release Giveaway Hop, hosted by the whimsical Shannon at It Start's at Midnight. Shannon has also kindly gifted me a new book of my choice as I'm her May New Release Giveaway winner! What are the chances of that?! I've selected The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. The month of June brings a new opportunity to win a book of your choice worth up to $20. Good Luck!

Jun 2, 2016

The Hereafter Blog Tour Review with Giveaway

The Hereafter cover

HELLO AND WELCOME everyone to my stop of the blog tour! I have the pleasure of hosting Jessica Bucher, author of The Hereafter. This is such a beautiful and complex love story about the interplay of chance and forgiveness. It is not to be missed! So please, join me in celebrating the release of her new book on March 16th 2016. Read on for details about the book, my review (4.5 stars!), and author information. Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Jun 1, 2016

Summer 2016 Comment Challenge: July Sign-up

Summer 2016 Comment Challenge!

IF YOU LOVE comments and are looking for a fun blogging challenge to participate in this summer, then the Comment Challenge is for you. Hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense, the Comment Challenge was created as a way to increase comment activity on your blog and help you forge new connections with other book bloggers. All summer long, we’re pairing different bloggers together every month (June through August) and asking them to engage and encourage one another through comments on each other’s blogs. This is the second month of this challenge, so if you didn’t join us for June (or even if you did) we’d love to have you join us for July.