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The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: March 5th, 2018



Kensey Deaton comes from an elite werewolf lineage, but just because her family is royalty, doesn’t mean she’ll fall in line like some perfect little princess. She has plans and they don’t include an arranged marriage!

Slade McAlister has his own family drama. His Alpha father happens to be the most reviled wolf on the eastern seaboard, and it’s a stigma he can’t escape. So when his neighbor Kensey–the girl of his dreams and his nightmares–proposes a solution to solve *both* of their problems, he sees an opportunity he can’t ignore.

Kensey and Slade aren’t only from opposite sides of the tracks, they’re from opposite sides of the war. But if they can sell their ‘relationship’, they might just make it out of this with their freedom.
You know, as long as all that fake PDA doesn’t turn into more…

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He took a sip of water and nodded. He eyed the new plate as the girl set it down in front of him. “Raw fish? You’re buying me a burger as soon as we’re done here.”
“It’s Japanese,” I whispered. “Odori don. When you pour—”

The maid leaned across him and poured soy sauce over his plate. The squid in the center twitched once, then started to squirm with spastic enthusiasm.

“What the—” Slade flinched and jumped back, falling out of his chair and taking the maid—and the soy sauce—with him. She let out a squeak as the gravy bowl flew from her hands and hit the wall behind us. The ceramic shattered, splintering into a thousand tiny pieces as salty brown liquid splattered in all directions.

I managed to extract myself from my chair as Slade was helping the maid to her feet. Once she was up, she scurried into the kitchen, mumbling something about towels, and he turned back to the table. “My apologies,” he said with a bow toward our out of town guests. “I wasn’t expecting my dinner to dance.”

My father stood, the look on his face anything but forgiving, but I didn’t stick around. I grabbed Slade by the wrist and led him up the stairs to my bathroom to clean up.

“Haven’t been in here in years,” he said as we passed through my room. “Your décor hasn’t gotten any better.”

I rolled my eyes and shoved him through the bathroom door. Once inside, I clasped his shoulder and pushed him on to the edge of the tub. “Neither have your manners.”

“How was I supposed to know the damn thing was still alive?”

“It wasn’t.” I ran a towel under the water, then rang it out. “It was dead.”

“Beg to differ. It moved. It fucking started moshing on my plate.”

I knelt in front of him then paused. This wasn’t going to work while he was still wearing the shirt. “It was the salt in the soy sauce. The muscles in the squid were reacting to it. Take your shirt off.”

He waggled his brows. “Finally.”

I sighed and grabbed the back of his collar then gave a hard yank. The material caught on his chin for a second before coming over his head. “Says the guy who insisted I was a horrible kisser.”

He snorted. “That was years ago.Like I said, you’ve gotten a little bit better.”

He leaned back and I didn’t miss the way he flexed, the hard planes of his chest moving in an almost mesmerizing way. I also didn’t—couldn’t—miss the scattered assortment of marks and scars.

“They’re not pretty, are they?” His voice was low calm, but the look in his eyes was anything but.

“Gavin?” The scars were a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and left very little skin unmarred.

“For the most part.” He shifted, almost like he was uncomfortable with my scrutiny.

I cleared my throat and turned away. “Ya know, scars are a sign of honor in the wolf community.”

“Yeah?” There was a twinge of amusement in his voice and I was glad. “Then pick one. I’ll let you honor it with a kiss.”

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JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and twelve angry chickens.

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Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill



Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.”

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March 2018 TBR!

Hey everyone! Today I am here to tell you about all of the books I plan on reading in March!

So March is going to be the craziest month I think of the year so far for me. I have mid-year exams, spring break, and on top of that I started a part-time job this month! It is going to be a crazy time as I adjust to my new schedule.

With all that being said, here are the books I plan reading this month!

  • Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill (currently reading)
  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman
  • Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette (sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • Binge by Tyler Oakley
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer (sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (my book club’s pick for the month of March!)

As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog as well as on my YouTube channel as soon as I finish them! Be sure to let me know in the comments what you plan on reading this month!

Happy reading! 🙂

February 2018 Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! Today I am here to tell you about all the books I read in February!

So February was another insanely busy month for me. The pace of school started picking up and I didn’t have a whole lot of time to sit down and read. But with that being said, I did manage to finish 12 books this month! So here they all are and what I gave them for ratings! Lots of review books read this month!

  • Tess of the Road by Rachael Hartman (ARC from NetGalley): 4/5
  • The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the best burger in L.A.) by Amy Spalding (ARC from the publisher) : 4/5
  • Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kristen Miller; 4/5
  • The Mortal Instruments Book 6: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: 3.5/5
  • Carbon Run by J.G. Follansbee (ARC from the author): 3/5
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (listened to on audio): 4/5
  • Focusing Emptiness by Michael P. Staples (sent to me for review by the publisher): 4.5/5
  • Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (ARC from NetGalley): 3.5/5
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: 4/5
  • Gilded Cage by Vic James (ARC from NetGalley): 3/5
  • Bloodbound by Amalie Howard: 3/5
  • Retrograde by Peter Crawdon (sent to me for review by the publisher): 4/5

I have full review for all of these books up here on the blog and I also have a full, non-spoiler review for The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton up on my YouTube channel!

Retrograde by Peter Crawdon



“Venturing into spacer and traveling to Mars sounds like an exotic adventure, but the reality of living in lava caves hundreds of feet below the surface of a rocky, frozen, lifeless planet takes its toll on the Endeavor crew. Public interest has waned since the exhilaration of reaching the surface of Mars, and the exploration has moved into its scientific phase. The only viable option for long-term habitation lies beneath the surface of the planet, where humans can be shielded from harsh comic radiation.

Connor, Harrison, and Liz are senior members of the U.S. module. When war breaks out on Earth and rumors begin spreading on Mars, they find their core principles rocked by the devastation and loss of friends and family. Whom can you trust on an international mission when the world is at war? As the colonists struggles to figure out what really happened on Earth, grief and anger become pitted against camaraderie and the spirit of exploration.” Continue reading

Bloodbound by Amalie Howard



Love or freedom…the choice is hers.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 1892. Lady Leandra Von Kurzberg is a hellion. Raised with seven older brothers, there is only one thing Lena fears: marriage. She has no desire to give up her freedom to be any lord’s broodmare.

When Lena meets the dangerously attractive Devereux twins, , she is smitten. Inexplicably drawn to both men, the brothers are polar opposites—as much as Christian is every inch the debonair Duke of D’Avigny, his brother Lucian is a roguish scoundrel bent on hedonism.

But the captivating twins aren’t what they seem…

As frightening truths are unveiled and a one-of-a-kind offer is made, Lena will have to decide whether love is worth the loss of her freedom, or if freedom is worth the ultimate cost…her life.”

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Gilded Cage by Vic James (ARC review)



In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters—the magical elite—you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them.

This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.

Have a quick ten years. . . .”

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Focusing Emptiness: A Mytho-Poetic Journey to the Lost Child by Michael P. Staples



“Michael Staples was barely old enough to drive a car as he enthusiastically boarded the bus that would be his first step to one of the most dangerous places in the world. The family drama he had defended himself against all his young life had crafted a would of fantasy, distorting his ability to see the danger in that step. Neither his enthusiasm nor his fantasy world would last much longer–both were on a collision course with reality–the reality of defusing bombs as a Marine in wartime Vietnam.

Focusing Emptiness is a story of personal evolution and transformation–weaving the impact of traumatic childhood and life experience with the mytho-poetic language of the unconscious. It speaks to everyone who has experienced trauma in their lives and wondered if the resulting defense mechanisms have colored their life choices.

This books tells the archetypal story of seeking and finding the lost child. It is a personal and honest exploration into the effects of seemingly “small” traumas, the journey of a young man from the small orange groves of southern California to the reality of war, martial arts in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and the path to reclaiming and healing the inner landscape.”

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton



“Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered for they control Beauty, and Beauty is commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born dammed, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it;s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite–the Belle chosen by the Queen to live in the royal place, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented in the land.

But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie–that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orleans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide: save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles, or resuscitate the princess and risk her ow life, and change the ways of her world forever.”

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Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen (ARC review)



Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may be the biggest reward of all. Discover book two in the trilogy Marie Lu called, “a high-octance thriller.”

Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.

Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.

But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?”

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