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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: Marked for Them | @novelsbylia #BookTeaser #PNR


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

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MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Marked for Them" [Witches of Rose Lake Series, Book 1] by Lia Davis - [Amazon Book Link]

Friday, August 30, 2019

Spreading the Word: Pilots Hockey Series, Book 4 | #BookReview #SophiaHenry

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1242 KB | Print Length: 237 Pages
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group : Flirt
ASIN: B01B0KA6OS | Language: English
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Hockey Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Unsportsmanlike Conduct" [Pilots Hockey Series, Book 4] by Sophia Henry

Author's Book Description : The author of "Delayed Penalty" returns with the story of a free spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and sweet.”

Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.

Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate, fueled by something much deeper than lust.

Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.

My Book Review : DNF. Oh my goodness ... I SOOOO wanted to like this novel. And for the most part I did like it but

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Feasted On: Christmas Twins Series, Book 1 & A Amish Bachelor Series Novel | #BookReview #PatriciaDavids @LoveInspiredBks @HarlequinBooks

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 2290 KB | Print Length: 224 Pages
Publication Date: October 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired
ASIN: B06XKDDNH3 | ISBN-10: 037362302X | Language: English
Genre: Amish Romance, Contemporary Romance, Christian Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Amish Christmas Twins" [Christmas Twins Series, Book 1] & [A Amish Bachelor Series Novel] by Patricia Davids

Author's Book Description : The Widower’s Christmas Wish

With Christmas just around the corner, widow Willa Chase will do anything to retain custody of her twin girls and unborn baby—even if it means escaping to her childhood Amish home. After her grandfather turns her away, Willa finds herself stranded at the home of blacksmith John Miller. A widower, John buries himself in work—until Willa’s vibrant twins become impossible to ignore. And before long, John is smitten with their beautiful mother, too. But when Willa’s past secrets are revealed, will they prevent John’s Christmas wish for a happily-ever-after from coming true?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!!! This novel has a setup that I had never seen before, at least not in this way. I got to see a woman who had grown up Amish but had lived in the English world for about ten years while she tried to keep her family together the best way she could. In doing so she decided to return to her roots and her Amish faith, from there she falls in love with a man who keeps on saving her ...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Week #30 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @StephanieJulian

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.
  • Please mention From Me to You ... Video, Photograph, & Book Reviews as to where you heard about this collaboration meme.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

#TeaserTuesday: The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion | @heatherhiestand #BookTeaser #RockstarRomance

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, August 26, 2019

The Reading Rush 2019 - It's A Wrap! | @GraceBurrowes @rebutlerauthor #readingrush @TheReadingRush


This was my Second Year attempting to complete the Reading Rush (formally called the BookTubeAThon) and it was an epic fail. Mostly because I had just returned from vacation so for a majority of the week I was assisting clients from my business instead of fully participating in this read-a-thon. In addition, I knew I was never going to complete all of the challenges that were a part of 2019's Reading Rush but I had hoped to at least read through THREE Novels/Novellas within the whole week ... and that did not happen. BUT THANKFULLY I did enjoy the novel that I read and the beginning of the novella that I tried to begin at the end of this read-a-thon.

SO ... check out the last day from my week long vlog AND my read-a-thon wrap-up within the video below:


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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Made the Grade: The Brides of Lost Creek Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #MartaPerry

- This is an ARC book -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 2304 KB | Print Length: 224 Pages
Publication Date: September 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired
ASIN: B01MUTQWSU | ISBN-10: 0373622961 | Language: English
Genre: Amish Romance, Contemporary Romance, Christian Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Second Chance Amish Bride" [The Brides of Lost Creek Series, Book 1] by Marta Perry

Author's Book Description : An Amish Nanny

Caring for her late cousin’s young kinder is Jessie Miller’s duty—even if it means seeing their father again. Years ago, she thought Caleb King might be her husband—until he met her cousin and Jessie’s dream was cut short. Laid up with a broken leg and a demanding dairy farm, Caleb needs her. But Caleb wants no woman around...and no reminder of the wife who abandoned her family before her death. Especially since he fears Jessie will throw a wrench in his plan to remain a single dad. She’s gentle and kind, and if Caleb isn’t careful, she may be just what his little Amish family needs.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. An Amish woman (Jessie) tries to make amends for her younger cousin's "wrong doings" by assisting the family in their time of need. In doing so, she opens herself up to being hurt in the process. Will they all make it out okay?

Second Sentence Saturday: Marry Your Billionaire | #CynthiaSavage @CJAnaya21 #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

** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases. **




MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Marry Your Billionaire" [The Billionaire's Reluctant Bride Series, Book 1] by Cynthia Savage - [Amazon Book Link]

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A. G. Macdonald talks about #CancelCulture | Fangirling @AG_Macdonald

Watch this video! So well stated about Cancel Culture and the major drawbacks of it ... as well as "Book Twitter" in general. I usually, except with CockyGate and "book stuffing" last year, try to stay out of it ... or I hear what others have to say about a certain topic and, because they articulate it better than I ever could, I decide to support them here ... like I am doing with this post. I appreciated what A. G., from A. G. Macdonald, had to say in his video (below) and I'd love to hear what your thoughts on his take with this topic are too.

'Circle of BS' Book Twitter Lion King Parody 💩💩💩 [This Gives Me the Skits Episode 5]
by A. G. Macdonald


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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

#TeaserTuesday: The Governess Was Wanton | @The_Julia_Kelly #BookTeaser #RomanceBooks

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.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Second Sentence Saturday: A Shift in the Water | @patriciadeddy #BookTeaser #PNR


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

** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her blog posts. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases. **




MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"A Shift in the Water" [Elemental Shifter Series, Book 1] by Patricia D. Eddy - [Amazon Book Link]

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Idolizing In: Witches of Rose Lake Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @novelsbylia

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2469 KB | Print Length: 134 Pages
Publication Date: July 25, 2017 | Publisher: After Glows Publishing
ASIN: B07HB6WHCK | ISBN-10: 1973748215 | Language: English
Main Genre(s): New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance, Reverse Harem Romance | Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"Marked for Them" [Witches of Rose Lake Series, Book 1] by Lia Davis

Author's Book Description : Hiding out in a mental institution isn’t glamorous. But I call it surviving.

I’m blissfully unaware of the world outside thanks to the hospital’s walls—and spell—that hide me. Until a ghost shows up, talking about his friends being marked by a demon. But not just any demon. The same one who marked me and wants me dead.

My father.

Fearful that Daddy Dearest could be my next uninvited guess, I choose to follow the ghost to his four very alive friends. To my relief, they want Salrus dead just as much as I do. What I’m not prepared for is finding out that Zane—the alpha wolf shifter—is my mate, and the demon mark links the six of us—ghost included—together on a deeper level than I ever imagined.

Teaming up and preparing to face the demon stirs up passion and dark secrets none of us are really ready to face.

"Marked for Them" is the first in a hot new reverse harem, paranormal romance series, Witches of Rose Lake.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! All of Reese’s life she has been living in seclusion and on the run. She is half-demon after all. Than with her father trying to kill her staying hidden is necessary. But when a ghost finds her and brings her to men who might be able to help protect her, she finds the courage to take it upon herself to make a new future for them all. Now they just have to be sure to defeat their common enemy (her father) before he rips their lives apart even more...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

#TeaserTuesday: Bedded Bliss | @quinnandelliott @cariquinn #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels

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, August 12, 2019

Spreading the Word: The Billionaire's Reluctant Bride Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #CynthiaSavage

- This is an ARC book -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 1120 KB | Print Length: 456 Pages | Publication Date: February 23, 2019
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B01BK75QR8 | ISBN-10: 1797920448
Language: English | Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy (RomCom)
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Cynthia Savage / C. J. Anaya (The author emailed it to me.)


"Marry Your Billionaire" [The Billionaire's Reluctant Bride Series, Book 1] by Cynthia Savage

Author's Book Description : A CEO billionaire needs a wife to save his image. A desperate college student needs her trust fund to get her degree. A reality TV romance could solve all their problems.

Six years ago, Madelyn Knightly walked away from her trust fund, her Hollywood producer father, and the expectation that she would join the family business. Avoiding handsome playboys with hidden agendas was just an added bonus. Now one semester shy of graduation, she is shocked to discover her scholarship has lost its funding.

Her estranged father is having problems of his own. A contestant on his latest reality TV series has cancelled a week before shooting.

His solution?

Madelyn gets her trust fund back if she stands in as a potential marriage candidate for the dating series Marry Your Billionaire. Twenty women competing for one arrogant guy. Not Madelyn's cup of tea. Agreeing to this proposition sucks her back into the world she happily broke ties from.

But no trust fund equals no college degree.

Brody Prescott, CEO and owner of an online dating company, has recently been pegged a heartless playboy by a disgruntled female after a disappointing date. To save his company and his reputation as an honest businessman, the billionaire must prove to everyone he isn't the naughty bad boy they believe him to be.

His solution?

Become the first bachelor on Marry Your Billionaire and land himself a wife. Unfortunately, the woman who intrigues him the most wants to be eliminated. His careful planning did not include wooing a reluctant bride.

If Brody can't convince Madelyn he's interested in happily ever after, he risks losing his reputation and the only woman he has ever truly loved.

"Marry Your Billionaire" is Book 1 in the Billionaire’s Reluctant Wife series by Swoony Award-winning author Jennifer Griffith and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Savage.

All the books in the series are standalone romantic comedies with hunky heroes, hilarious twists, and clean-but-undeniable chemistry.

My Book Review : DNF. Fate and circumstance throw Madelyn (Midge) and Brody together, while Brody finds ways to keep Midge with him ... forever.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Disappointmentville: Moonlit Destiny Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #ArielSanders

- This is an ARC book -
At Time of Posting, This Novella is NOT Available for Purchase through any outlet.
Format Jess Read This Novella In: eBook - MOBI File
Print Length Per Goodreads: 49 | Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B01GR8JQYY | Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf & Shifter Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Ariel Sanders (The author emailed it to me.)


"Seduced By Wolves" [Moonlit Destiny Series, Book 1] by Ariel Sanders

Author's Book Description : What would you do if you knew that inevitably, one day the life you built for yourself would perish, leaving you with a whole new existence rising from its ashes?

Sadie Convel has always known that one day, regardless of where she went or how she lived her life, everything will change.

Growing up understanding the ways of the wolf, she is more prepared to accept her fate than most, but that doesn’t mean she is going to roll over and play directly into the wolves’ game.

Sadie is determined to figure out a way to live her own life, to embark on her own experiences and to forge her own path. Unfortunately, that means having to live solely with her memories.

That is until she is summoned...

Despite her mother’s well-wishes and her lifelong preparation, Sadie finds out quickly that she isn’t ready for that fateful letter when it arrives. Everything she ever had suddenly doesn’t matter.

Now, she must make a decision. Will the girl who is known for adventure be able to make the most out of her situation or will she try to outrun her inevitable fate?

For fans of Milly Taiden and T. S. Joyce stories!

Each book in the Moonlit Destiny series can be read as a standalone and has a guaranteed HEA, no cliffhanger!

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars ... I forced myself to finish this novel. It was okay

Friday, August 9, 2019

Feasted On: Elemental Shifter Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @patriciadeddy

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Kindle Edition
File Size: 4241 KB | Print Length: 426 pages
Publication Date: September 23, 2014 | Publisher: PageCurl Publishing
ASIN: B00MXBBTQS | ISBN-10: 1942258003 | Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf & Shifter Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"A Shift in the Water" [Elemental Shifter Series, Book 1] by Patricia D. Eddy

Author's Book Description : Can a werewolf lose his humanity?

Alpha wolf Cade can’t remember walking on two legs, talking, or even his own name. His pack gone, trapped in wolf form by an elemental’s spell, he has one chance at freedom: the beautiful, sad woman crying on an Orcas Island beach.

Dying from an unknown illness, Mara is saying goodbye to her favorite vacation spot when she finds a reason to fight off death a little longer—an injured wolf hiding in the trunk of her car. This animal needs her, and she’ll stay alive as long as she can to nurse him back to health.

Mara’s illness worsens, and after she passes out, she wakes with a naked man in her bed. Now she must face facts. Werewolves are real, she has magical abilities, and she just might have found her mate.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A woman, who's at the brink of dying, because she is unaware of her elemental water powers, rescues a malnourished wolf (or so she thought) which she later finds is a werewolf. Their bond grows quickly. Yet when those from their pasts come after them, will they be able to fight for one another or will they let everything rip them apart?

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

#TeaserTuesday: First Love, Second Choice | @lindz_armstrong #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels

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.
This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her website. Basically Jess earns from qualifying purchases.