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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Week #13 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @RuthyWrites @lynne__graham

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Cocktales by The Cocky Collective | Spreading the Word #cockygate #fightlikearomancereader

Today I'm showing off The Cocky Collective's "Cocktales" and sharing my on-going (at least until I officially read through it all) reading vlog for this anthology.



My Cocktales - Reading Vlog


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"Cocktales"
by The Cocky Collective

Author's Book Description :
    'Cocktales' is a limited-release anthology (available *only* from May 26 – August 26, 2018) of original, never before published material, some of which is raw and unedited. Each story was specifically written for this anthology.

    The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

    *ALL* net profits will be donated to:
    1) Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and
    2) Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

    Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

My #BookTube Thank You to Matilda Gothika | @zlatathekitty


Matilda mentions my BookTube account in her video! SO .. this is a post showing off that video and giving you a meet-and-greet of Matilda's BookTube Account.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Authors, Book Reviewers, Book Readers are you aware of this Trademark Crisis? | Fangirling @kneupperwriter, #fightlikearomanceauthor, @SuzanTisdale, & @BSommerland

I had really high hopes ... but people are being crazy. And it seems like some are staying that way ...

If you are not YET familiar with #CockyGate please check out my previous posts so you can be updated:
  1. We're Getting "Cocky" Over Here ...
  2. We're Getting A Bit "Cockier" on #teamfreethecocky
  3. Jess is ALL about the #ThisIsHowYouIndie and #AuthorSupport
  4. Who's Getting Cocky Now? Find out here because there is a Rebellion brewing ...
  5. Here's Your Morning Cocky Update ...

Now in Recent News ...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#TeaserTuesday: Having the Rancher's Baby | @CathyMcDavid #BookTeaser #RomanceNovel

TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews.

Anyone can play along! Just share a teaser from a novel you've previously read or are currently reading! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Find a teaser/excerpt that you like from that novel/novella that is between a single sentence to three sentences to share
    • Write it out or create your own teaser meme too.
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

Monday, May 21, 2018

My #BookTube Thank You to the Book Lady | @LindaJoMartin


Linda mentions and talks about my BookTube account in her video! SO .. this is a post showing off that video and giving you a meet-and-greet of Linda's BookTube Account.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Here's Your Morning Cocky Update ... | Fangirling @SashaWhite

I've been busy with client stuff so I had been out of the loop for a day or two ... but Sasha White has an update for us all ... so here you go!


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Monday, May 14, 2018

My #BookTube Thank You to Steph's Rom Book Talk | @Stef_uncensored @steph814carder


Stephanie mentions my BookTube account in her video (towards the end). SO .. this is a post showing off that video and giving you a meet-and-greet of Stephanie's BookTube Account.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Who's Getting Cocky Now? Find out here because there is a Rebellion brewing ... | Fangirling #thisishowyouindie, @kneupperwriter, @selfpubwithdale, @BSommerland, & @MistressofReads

I hope I'm not loosing anyone here because of these posts but I feel obligated to share the knowledgeable information (as much as I can keep on top of) about the CockyGate fiasco. It seems a bit crazy to me that we have to keep talking about it because it is not going away ... at least not easily ... mostly because (as Bianca Sommerland calls her) the Trademark Troll doesn't seem to want to drop the issue (her Cocky trademark). So here is more info for you about what else has been going on so Jess can keep you updated ...

First though I want to show you the GOOD that has happened because of this fiasco and it is called #thisishowyouindie! Below is the live twitter feed for that hashtag. πŸ™‚


Okay NOW for the FIASCO, opps! I meant COCKYGATE updates!

Jess is ALL about the #ThisIsHowYouIndie and #AuthorSupport | Fangirling @AuthorEYork, @jessicabfry, @LMBrownAuthor, @eBookBuilders, & @Jenny_Trout

Over the past few days I've seen a lot of author reactions over on twitter about this CockyGate fiasco ... and it is RIGHTFULLY SO ... this is TERRIBLE and should NOT happen for ANY common words. I feel like everyone in the book world NEEDS to be on top of this to some degree so like many people I was VERY happy when I found out that CockyBot was created. And if you want to stay on top of it I say check out their link OR go here to see their feed on my blog.

But what this blog post is TRULY about is my sharing of some new-to-me authors who have decided to be more open about this fiasco that is happening. Also ... be sure to check out Cassie Sharp's "Open Letter to Faleena Hopkins" here. So ... here we go ... and be sure to check out the end of this post to see the video the Trademark Troll had previously posted on her Facebook page but deleted off ...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Week #12 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @CatherineMann1

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.

We're Getting A Bit "Cockier" on #teamfreethecocky | Fangirling @NASTYGALREVIEWS

While I would LOVE to rant about this whole #CockyGate topic because I feel Ms. Hopkins is a very wishy-washy person in her actions and verbiage, as I was saying earlier today. Especially after all the information we were talking about yesterday I can definitely say she has portrayed herself to be an unreliable source for yourself (which is sad). But her lies just keep coming. THEREFORE, I am so happy I found out about NASTY GAL BOOK REVIEWS as they are staying on top of this situation and report it beautifully!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

We're Getting "Cocky" Over Here ... | Fangirling @MistressofReads @BSommerland @SashaWhite @CasSharpAuthor

I would LOVE to report about this "Cocky" talk on my YouTube/BookTube account. However, I know I am not eloquent enough to get all of the facts straight for this fiasco so I am soo happy that I found some wonderful ladies to do so for me!!

Therefore I am THRILLED when I found these videos from Mistress of Reads, Bianca Sommerland, & Sasha White ... please check them out below.

ALSO as I was putting together this blog post I was notified through twitter about another AMAZING blog post that was posted. And because it is soo good and well-written I am sharing Cassie Sharp's open letter below too.

Some of Jessica's Thoughts First ...







Monday, May 7, 2018

My #BookTube Thank You to Tati The Tiny BookTuber | @TinyBookTuber


Tati mentions my BookTube account in her video (towards the end). SO .. this is a post showing off that video and giving you a meet-and-greet of Tati's BookTube Account.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Second Sentence Saturday: Beyond the Stars | @StacyWiseBooks #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Beyond the Stars" by Stacy Wise - [Amazon Book Link]

He snorts, and I stare straight ahead, willing the red light to change to green.



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Friday, May 4, 2018

Are Goodreads Reviews REALLY for the authors? | And Jessica's Fangirling Anne R. Allen / @annerallen

This morning I was in a Twitter Discussion about "are Goodreads Reviews REALLY for the authors." My standpoint (which will never change no matter what you say) is that any review (good or bad) about the book it is listed as a review for IS FOR THAT AUTHOR too. It is for readers yes, of course BUT it is supposed to be a book review about the authors novel and I wholeheartedly believe that book reviews are always 50% about the reviewer's thoughts and personal issues .. and 50% about the novel itself. I mean a prefect example of this would be my review for Joan Kilby's "The Secret Son." Also, as an author assistant for the past 2 years, I understand that EVERY review matters .. even those over on Goodreads. Therefore, after this morning's discussion, I went on a google search & I saw a LOT of opposing viewpoints. Yet, I found this one that I seem to agree on ALL this author's points & really liked her tips. So, I am deciding to share ...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2018 100+ Reading Challenge

Check out my previous challenges :
2017 100+ Reading Challenge2016 100+ Reading Challenge2015 100+ Reading Challenge
2014 100+ Reading Challenge2013 100+ Reading Challenge2012 100+ Reading Challenge
2011 100+ Reading Challenge2010 100+ Reading Challenge


Alrighty ... here's my personal challenge .. or more of a record of how many books I have read in 2018. And I am already starting off poorly because of life things but oh wells. *hahaa* Anyway ... here we go:
    -- January 2018 --
  1. "Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress" [Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies Series, Book 1] by Lara Temple
  2. "Unwrap Me Daddy: A Holiday Romance" by Natasha Spencer
  3. "Buck, Naked" [Chronicles of the Malcolm Series, Book 3] by Teresa Noelle Roberts
  4. "Hearts on Fire" [St. Caroline Series, Book 2] by Julia Gabriel
  5. "Cowboys for Christmas: Moose Ranch" [Cowboys Online Series, Book 1] by Jan Springer
  6. -- February 2018 --
  7. "Tiny Treats 2: A St. Patrick's Day Collection" by Heather McGovern, Maureen Hardegree, Joan Kayse, D. B. Sieders, Jenna Bennett, Lindsey Brookes, Sophia Henry, Sydney Carroll, Lori Waters, Natalie J. Damschroder, Anna Sugden, Janice Lynn, Nancy Northcott, Monica McCabe, Jody Wallace, Tanya Michaels, Jeanne Adams, Sally Kilpatrick, Nicki Salcedo, Michelle Monkou, & Trish Milburn
    • "Love and Corned Beef" by Heather McGovern
    • "Haint and Begorrah" by Maureen Hardegree
    • "The High King’s Cauldron" by Joan Kayse
    • "Probability of Love" by D. B. Sieders
    • "Getting Lucky" by Jenna Bennett
    • "Her Pot of Gold" by Lindsey Brookes
    • "To Love a Leprechaun" by Sophia Henry
    • "Springs Love" by Sydney Carroll
    • "Pinch for Good Luck" by Lori Waters
    • "Lucky Enough" by Natalie J. Damschroder
    • "A Perfect Lucky Charm" by Anna Sugden
    • "His Good Luck Charm" by Janice Lynn
    • "Green Beer" by Nancy Northcott
    • "Blueberry Delight" by Monica McCabe
    • "Date at McCabe’s" by Jody Wallace
    • "Lucky in Love" by Tanya Michaels
    • "One Magic Kiss" by Jeanne Adams
    • "Green Beer and Shenanigans" by Sally Kilpatrick
    • "The Ides" by Nicki Salcedo
    • "A Gift from County Cork" by Michelle Monkou
    • "Lucky Day" by Trish Milburn
  8. "Destined" [House of Night Series, Book 9] by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  9. "Moonlighting" [Starlight Grille Series, Book 3] by Delsora Lowe
  10. "Savannah's Secrets" [The Bourbon Brothers Series, Book 1] by Reese Ryan
  11. -- April 2018 --
  12. "Twins for the Billionaire" by Sarah M. Anderson
  13. "Cooper's Bedtime" by Hallmark & Stacey Donovan / Illustrated by Crista Couch
  14. -- May 2018 --
  15. "The Love Child" [Alaskan Oil Barons Series, Book 3] by Catherine Mann
  16. "His Queen by Desert Decree" by Lynne Graham
  17. -- June 2018 --
  18. "Maverick" [Cat Star Legacy Series, Book 1] by Cheryl Brooks
  19. "Fighting For Them" [Witches of Rose Lake Series, Book 2] by Lia Davis
  20. -- July 2018 --
  21. "More Than Meets the Eye" [The Patchwork Family Series, Book 1] by Karen Witemeyer
  22. "Ghosts of Christmas Passion" by Trinity Blacio
  23. "Whiskey and Dragon Fire" by Marilyn Peake
  24. "Embracing Ehrin" [Ashland Pride Series, Book 8] by R. E. Butler
  25. "Cats and Dogs" [Age of Night Series, Book 4] by May Sage
  26. "Won by the Three Satyrs" [The Children of Lilith Series, Book 0.5] by Bliss Devlin
  27. "An Amish Wife for Christmas" [North Country Amish Series, Book 1] by Patricia Davids
  28. "Her Stepbrothers are Cowboys" [North Country Amish Series, Book 1] by Trinity Blacio
  29. -- August 2018 --
  30. "Two Dukes are Better Than One" by Lorna James
  31. "The Reclusive Earl" [Marriage by Fate Series, Book 1] by Ruth Ann Nordin
  32. "Defending Hayden" [Second Chances Series, Book 7] by L. P. Dover
  33. "Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke's Late Wife" [Love's Second Chance Series, Book 1] by Bree Wolf
  34. "In the Arms of an Earl" [The Rogue Series, Book 1] by Alexia Praks
  35. "A Moment on the Lips" [Whistle Stop Romance Series, Book 3] by Jennifer Faye
  36. "Montana Maverick" [Big Sky Mavericks Series, Book 4] by Debra Salonen
  37. "His Greatest Treasure" [Guardians of the Light Series, Book 5] by April Zyon
  38. "Playing with Matches" by Hannah Orenstein
  39. "Worth the Wait" [Guthrie Brothers Series, Book 2] by Lori Foster
  40. -- September 2018 --
  41. "Cypher's Mate" [Shifters Forsaken Series, Book 1] by Mia Taylor
  42. "An Amish Man of Ice Mountain" [Ice Mountain Series, Book 2] by Kelly Long
  43. "Their Siren" [Daughters of Olympus Series, Book 1] by Charlie Hart
  44. "Wild Temptation" [Wilder Irish Series, Book 5] by Mari Carr
  45. -- October 2018 --
  46. "Defying Pack Law" [Pack Series, Book 1] by Eve Langlais
  47. "Hollywood Bad Boys Club: Book 1: Drake" [Hollywood Bad Boys Club Series, Book 1] by Alexis Adaire
  48. -- November 2018 --
  49. "Lyric's Accidental Mate" [Iron Wolves MC Series, Book 1] by Elle Boon
  50. "Wyoming Christmas Surprise" [The Wyoming Multiples Series, Book 3] by Melissa Senate
  51. "A Duke in Need of a Wife" by Annie Burrows
  52. "Triple Daddies" [Her Daddies Series, Book 2] by Madison Faye
  53. "Second Chance with the Single Dad" by Kandy Shepherd
  54. "The Cinderella Countess" [Gentlemen of Honor Series, Book 3] by Sophia James
  55. "The Amish Bachelor's Baby" [Amish Spinster Club Series, Book 3] by Jo Ann Brown
  56. "Woven Dreams" [Tapestries Series, Book 3] by N. J. Walters
  57. -- December 2018 --
  58. "Icing On His Mate" [Move Over Fate Series, Book 1] by Michelle Ziegler
  59. "Wings of Ice" [Protected by Dragons Series, Book 1] by G. Bailey
  60. "Wings of Fire" [Protected by Dragons Series, Book 2] by G. Bailey
  61. "Wings of Spirit" [Protected by Dragons Series, Book 3] by G. Bailey
  62. "Wings of Fate" [Protected by Dragons Series, Book 4] by G. Bailey
  63. "Wings of Dragca" [Protected by Dragons Series, Book 5] by G. Bailey
  64. "Healer's Fate" by Beth Caudill
  65. "Forbidden Mate" by Kate Rudolph
  66. "Tangled in Tinsel" [Dragon Guards Series, Book 17.5] by Julia Mills
  67. "Seduction Games" [Game For Cookies Series, Book 1] by Allyson Lindt

So ... with this book list from book number 7 to number 57 I had a computer malfunction and lost all of my ORIGINAL 2018 book reviews. And I REALLY feel bad about this so I have plans to reread a majority of these novels because of this so you might see those novels mentioned multiple times on this blog or within this website/blog's book index. CLICK HERE to find out more about this catastrophe.

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