Showing posts from March, 2014

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Hey Everyone!! So before now, I have never read a book by Colleen Hoover...I know, I know, some of you must be asking yourself, "What?!! WHY?!!"  And trust me when I say, I started asking myself that exact same question about half way through Maybe Someday , Colleen's latest release. Thanks to Atria, I received a review copy of Maybe Someday , a few weeks ago, and finally got around to reading it the last couple of weeks (yes, couple of WEEKS, sorry guys, I've been busy unfortunately!) Anyway here's my review! :) From Goodreads : At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or s

Random Post #9: Rating Restrictions for Under 18 Year Olds

What's Up everyone? Anything new and exciting happening??!! :) Once again I've got a topic that I think is worth discussing... Ratings on books! A couple of years ago, I wrote a post that got a LOT of traffic and comments, both negative and positive, involving a certain famous blockbuster dystopian series.  (You can find that post HERE ). Anyway I wanted to take that post and sort of expand the topic a bit. To be honest when it comes to Ratings in books, the book industry doesn't do a good enough job in protecting our children. I don't know about where you live, but where I live we do not get carded if we buy an "Adult" book.  And while I will admit when I was a teenager (which wasn't that long ago) I sometimes found myself wanting to read some of those promiscuous reads; I am 22 now, and while I'm not ready to have children of my own, I do work with children, elementary school kids to be exact.  I see how innocent some of these kids are,

The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles #2) by Cassandra Clare (Co-Authored by Maureen Johnson)

Hey Everyone! Just another Manic Monday has begun, right? Well, anyway, I finished the second novella in The Bane Chronicles, The Runaway Queen  by Cassandra Clare, and co-authored by Maureen Johnson. I am a huge Cassandra Clare fan, and have enjoyed a couple of Maureen Johnson's books, but I was excited when I learned they co-authored a novella for this series, and had to of course get it for my Kindle right away. From Goodreads : Magnus Bane has a royal role in the French Revolution—if the angry mobs don’t spoil his spells. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles. While in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution—after being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the daring escape calls for invisible air balloons… This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Happy Sunday Everyone!! Have any of you ever read a book where you found yourself wanting to do something afterwards, because it inspired you?   Second Chance Summer  by Morgan Matson is one of those books.  I found myself wanting to run to my parents and giving both of them a big fat hug and telling them I love them. From Goodreads : From the Flying Start author of  Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour , a powerful novel about hope in the face of  heartbreak.   Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone an

Interview with Colleen Hoover (Maybe Someday) and American Idol Musician Griffin Peterson

Hey Everyone! So I'm kind of excited today because I get share with you an amazing interview opportunity I got asked to do a few weeks ago! While I haven't had the pleasure of reading any by this awesome author yet, I've heard some amazing things about her books, and actually have a couple sitting on my shelf waiting to be read!  Colleen Hoover is the author of the best selling novels Slammed,   Point of Retreat , and Hopeless  and has answered some of questions that I came up with in honor of her newest release Maybe Someday ! And along with Colleen, I've also been given an opportunity to interview Griffin Peterson, an American Idol finalist!, who has come up with an entire soundtrack inspired by Maybe Someday ! So here goes: Colleen's Interview: The Romance Bookie: Your books have become very well known around the book world, how has that journey been? Colleen: It's been incredible, overwhelming, and surreal.  I never expected anything like this

Jay Asher and Lauren Oliver Signing March 9th, 2014

Hey Everyone!!! So I got to do something super awesome Jay Asher ( Thirteen Reasons Why  and The Future of Us ) and Lauren Oliver ( Delirium Trilogy , Before I Fall , and Panic )!!! I took pictures and recorded the entire Conversation Jay had with Lauren and the Q & A afterwards!  First here are the recordings of the conversations!  Both were so great! Really nice and funny!  My favorite type of authors!! The Conversation between Jay and Lauren: The Q & A after the conversation!  I asked a question too...mine is the one near the end for Lauren where I ask her how she came up with the concept behind the Deliria disease for the Delirium Trilogy ! Now to the pictures! So many great ones!! The table before the signing began This is a post card Lauren was giving out to promote her newest novel coming out this September! It's her first novel for adults! Funny story on this subscription from Lauren,  because  I made bot

Real (Real #1) by Katy Evans

***WARNING!!! This is an ADULT book containing sexual scenes!!!*** ***ALSO this review may contain some spoilers, so read with caution!*** Hey Everyone! I cannot even tell you how hard it is to have to write this review!  But unfortunately, I have promised to be honest when reviewing the books I here goes. I finished Real  by Katy Evans today.  It was sent to me by the publisher, and I had heard, before reading it, that it has gotten rave reviews! In fact I've read quite a few of those reviews now, because I just can't believe how so many people liked this book...Okay, I am 100% not bashing anyone who enjoyed it, I've mentioned before that when people respect what I like and they don't like it, that I'll respect their opinions. So anyway, instead I'll give you my opinion on this book! But first here's a description from Goodreads : Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, anim

Random Post #8: My Thoughts on the Dystopian Genre

Hey Everyone!! So this is one of those random posts I was talking about, where it may not be a book review, but just a discussion on something book related! So while back in 2008-2010 the vampire craze was all the rage, in the last couple of years the Dystopian genre has taken over! While I'll be honest, I don't necessarily get into all the crazes, I like a book not because of how popular it is, but because I truly enjoyed reading it.  It was like that with Twilight . I didn't like all vampire books because I liked Twilight !  In fact, I could name at least one vampire book that I read that I could not stand one bit (* cough * The Vampire Diaries  * cough *). Anyway, the Dystopian's huge right now!  We've got big blockbusters being made like The Hunger Games  and the upcoming much anticipated by many Divergent . Now what do I think of the genre? Well, personally I will admit it isn't my favorite. I have probably mentioned this quite a fe

Music Tuesday #75

Hey Everyone! While I know Winter is pretty much over, I have to share this song, because it's just so darn good!  I loved this movie so much! In fact I saw it twice in theaters over the holidays! Love the music, and it was great seeing another childhood classic come to life on the big screen! If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for, honestly?? For a snow castle to appear??!! GO SEE IT!! NOW! The Romance Bookie :)

The Romance Authors Book Signing (3/1/14) featuring Sylvia Day, Alice Clayton, Christina Lauren, and many others

Hey Everyone! So I got to do something awesome today! I drove two hours to Huntington Beach (California) and went to The Romance Authors Signing at Barnes and Noble, where Sylvia Day ( Gideon Cross Series ), Alice Clayton ( Wallbanger  and Redhead Series ), Christina Lauren ( Beautiful Bastard Series ), Katy Evans ( Real Series), Fanny Merkin ( Fifty Shames of Earl Grey ), Monica Murphy ( Torn ), Kristin Proby ( Loving Cara ), Tiffany Reisz ( The Siren ), Robin York ( Deeper ), Ruthie Knox ( About Last Night ), and Cara McKenna ( Willing Victim ) were all present! Tara Sue Me ( The Submissive ) was supposed to be present but couldn't make it unfortunately. So I got extremely lucky guys!  Why? Well, because I got to go in before everyone else (as they were waiting in line) and interview some of the authors! You can listen to that interview here below! It's seriously hilarious! It involved Penises (or "Peni") and Robert Pattinson!! So now to the pictures