Thursday, November 26, 2015

Blog Tour - Stupid Love by Cindy Miles

Hey Everybody! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm one of the tour stops for the Stupid Love Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out my review, more info on the book, and a giveaway.

Stupid Love (Stupid in Love #3)
 by Cindy Miles 
Published September 10th, 2015 by
Genres: New Adult, Romance

4 stars - Fantastic Read!!

Bestselling new adult author Cindy Miles is set to capture the hearts of STUPID GIRL fans again with the grand finale of the Stupid in Love series, featuring Memory and Jace.

That’s how I refer to the guys who’ve had the bad fortune to fall for me. They only see long legs that they wish were wrapped around them, a cat-like smile, and the reckless abandon to take on any wild dare. It’s all a game to me. Show me a bridge, and I’ll leap over the side. Give me a car, and I’ll race it. Give me a heart, and I’ll break it. I always win. I even showed Death who was boss a long time ago.
Or so I thought.
Now, time is running out, and I’m losing fast…and big. I met someone. Jace Beaumont. He’s smart, and good, and I dream about spending days exploring the summit of his perfect lips. But, I’m a grenade. I know I should leave him be. I can’t.

Study, class, work, repeat. That’s all I have time for. At twenty-five years old, I have a bit more mileage on me than the average college freshman. But, that’s what happens when you spend your youth drinking, partying, and bagging girls like it’s a full-time job. Now, I have goals. There’s just one kink in my plans. Her name is Memory. She’s every guy’s dream girl. She’s intoxicating. She’s trouble. I want to stay away. I can’t.


Before I signed up for this blog tour I hadn't actually read any of the previous books. Luckily I was able to read them before reading this one and I was soo glad that I was able to. I started the first book in this trilogy and could not put it down. I was instantly hooked and pretty much binged read the rest of the series. 

Stupid Love was not a disappointment compared to the rest of the series. Though it was somewhat different from the past two. This book was set outside of college and the characters were older. But I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and I really did love the characters. It was great to meet Memory and to learn about her as well as to see Jace again and learn more about him. Memory was definitely different from the past two female leads and I enjoyed the change of pace. She was an interesting character with neat interests. I loved her relationship with her father just as much as I loved Jace's relationship with his grandfather's friend. 

I won't say much else about what goes on in this book because I don't want to give anything away. I'll let you know that there are some guest appearances from some favorite past characters. :) There were funny moments, heart warming, and heart pounding moments all mixed into this book. It was definitely a great end to the trilogy, although I really wouldn't mind a few more. ;) 

If you have not read the previous two books, then definitely read them! And read this one as well because it is not one that you should pass up. A great contemporary fiction that is full of fun and loving characters! 

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National bestselling author Cindy Miles writes edgy romance, ranging from contemporary love stories to sexy paranormals. A native of southern coastal Georgia, she loves reading (naturally), baking swoon-worthy desserts, traveling abroad, yoga, and classic rock. The cover for her debut New Adult romance, STUPID GIRL, was featured on USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. In the novel, a volatile mix of bad boys, sassy smart girls, dark secrets, and red-hot romance add up to one wild ride through college. The second book in her Stupid in Love series, STUPID BOY, features a wickedly handsome law-breaker who falls for a beautiful, straight-A college student with an ugly past of her own.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

A Vanishing Glow by Alexis Radcliff

 A Vanishing Glow (The Mystech Arcanum #1-2)
By Alexis Radcliff
Published October 1st, 2015 by Fatecaster Press
338 pages

4 stars - Fantastic! 

*A copy of this book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!*

 Summary from

A VANISHING GLOW is the exciting opening to THE MYSTECH ARCANUM series, a deep and thrilling blend of steampunk and flintlock fantasy with mature themes.

It is an Age of Revolution, an Age of Industrialism. Constructs, living men who are as much brass and steel as they are flesh, man the factories and wage the wars of a ruling elite who gorge themselves on the fruits of the common man’s labor. Mystech, a brilliant fusion of magic and machine, gives rise to a new class of privileged inventors and merchants even as the country festers with wounds from decades of internal strife.

Only one man holds the promise of a brighter future: Nole Ryon, the crown prince. When his childhood friend Jason Tern answers his call for aid, the two of them set out to fight for the change their country needs in order to survive, even as shadowy foes frustrate their efforts. But soon, Jason and Nole’s idealistic mission of hope becomes a furious manhunt for a political murderer as the nation balances on the precipice of a country-wide civil war. Can they cut through the threads of intrigue to discover their true enemy before everything is lost?

Sweeping from the ancient cities at the heart of the nation to the dusty edges of the war-torn frontier, A Vanishing Glow tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and assassins, friends and lovers, who come together in a time of epic struggle. Here a brave officer risks everything to win back his estranged father’s respect; a brilliant young engineer attempts to atone for her sins; a war-weary commander tries to pick up the pieces of the life he lost; and a man touched by the gods struggles to prepare a nation for the coming of an ancient evil which only he can see. In the dying light of a once-prosperous society, amid twisting plots, suffering and betrayal, lost love and shattered dreams, all must fight for what they hold dear. Who will taste the fruits of victory and who will lie bloodied on the ground in the light of a vanishing glow?


A Vanishing Glow is unlike what I have read in the past. It is an incredibly intriguing book that incorporates mature themes, neat ideas, and interesting characters.
I was hooked from the start. I wanted to keep on reading to find out who was behind the murders. I can honestly say that I didn't see any of it coming. I was surprised until the very end. There was a ton of action, suspense, and thrilling sequences. Readers will definitely be kept on their toes throughout this book. 

The characters were interesting and I enjoyed reading through more than one point of view. There are many different stories told and that made the book that more enjoyable. Each character had to go through some pretty tough situations but they were able to grow from them some in the end. 

Then there was the whole fantasy and steampunk feel to this book. Alexis Radcliff's world building and descriptions helped to create a world that felt incredibly real. It felt like I was in a different yet similar world to my own. Radcliff definitely came up with some interesting ideas. I enjoyed the whole idea of magic and mechanics and of people with brass limbs. 

All together, this book was a great read! I was interested from the beginning and there were many elements that added together to create something pretty cool. There was action, suspense, love, friendship, and growth. As well as interesting ideas of magic and machine. A pretty great start to this series! Definitely pick up today if you are even slightly interested!