Adamantine Cover Reveal

Today we have the cover reveal of Adamantine, the sci-fi romance debut from Rosie Weir! Check out the gorgeous cover and pre-order your copy today!

Title: Adamantine

Author: Rosie Weir

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

Release Date: June 1st

About Adamantine:

Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a brilliant scientist and his daughter retreat from a catastrophic global plague. Worried for Molly’s future, James crafts the ultimate gift for his lonely little girl: A sentient AI charged with the task of protecting her and keeping her company in the event he is no longer able to do so. His creation, Will, is bestowed with an expansive intellect, superhuman strength, and a fierce protective streak. However, as year go by, Will’s feelings start to change from duty and service to something more. At eighteen, Molly knows little of the world beyond a collection of grainy VHS classics. Life with Will and James is idyllic. But Will’s mission to protect involves keeping dangerous secrets, including some that could destroy the trust between them forever. Will struggles with the rigid self-discipline of his programming, versus turbulent, irrational feelings that grow stronger each day. True love can’t exist without honesty and risk; the two things Will has been programmed to control at all costs. But trouble is brewing outside their sheltered utopia, and ignorance might be a luxury neither of them can afford any longer. From the primitive heights of the Appalachian Mountains to the revolutionary scientific breakthrough hidden within, Adamantine, a story of love, sacrifice, and sentience is scheduled to be released in June 2020.

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About Rosie Weir:

Rosie Weir is an authoress by passion and now profession. She penned her first story at the age of 10 and has been writing ever since. Obsessed with science fiction, horror, and sometimes dark historical romances, her writing repertoire is wide-ranging and wildly diverse. On a quest to tell unconventional stories, human behavior and humanness are at the heart of all her literary works; stories that inspire readers to rethink and reshape their perspectives. When she’s not busy writing, she’s baking and chasing after a tiny, and rambunctious human. Her debut novel, Adamantine, is scheduled to be released in June 2020 with The Champagne Book Group.  

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ARC Review: Girls Save the World in This One

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I thought I was ready for this wild ride but I wasn’t. Hands down this was one of the funnest books I’ve read in a while. I will not stop forcing this into the hands of readers for a long, long time.

Three best friends, June, Imani, and Siggy, are over the moon excited to attend ZombieCon and possibly see/meet the cast from the hit show, Human Wasteland. What could go wrong at a ZombieCon, you ask? How about everything?

It sounds crazy and straightforward but my gosh this story was just a dang good time. I enjoyed the three main characters so, so much. I felt myself connecting with June on a lot of levels. The girl was chill with a capital “C”. While she was noticing weird things starting to happen during the day, she was the one who did her best to remain calm when all hell was breaking lose around her. She did her best to lead her friends and others to safety. I often then I would be like that if I found myself in a situation that required a level head. On top of that, I just really dug her character. She totally seemed like someone I would be friends with in real life. I would want to be a part of that squad for sure. There is a romance side to the story and oh my gosh it is adorable! I am not going to ruin it for you but know that it was just the right amount of sweet.

I devoured this book in one sitting so that should tell you how engrossed I was with it. I could not get enough of it, but was sad when it was over. I would love, love, LOVE a sequel! I could see there being a Part II because there were enough unanswered questions that could be wrapped up in a book 2. That would be amazing.

I’m here to say that if you have been thinking about this one – DO IT. Get it on your TBR, request it from your library, pre-order now. This is the action packed, zombie biting, sweet romance story you never knew you needed.

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)

From Goodreads:

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined – every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute… and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Signs I’m A Book Lover

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  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…          

Ten Signs I’m A Book Lover

  1. I always have an audio book downloaded and headphones charged

2. I always have a physical book with me

3. I always have an ebook downloaded

4. If I’m not listening to/reading a book, I’m talking about them

5. I’m always walking the aisles at a book shop

6. I always have books in my online shopping cart

7. I’m constantly rearranging my book shelves

8. I’m always reorganizing/cleaning up/adding to my Goodreads lists

9. I’m always adding to my TBR, even thought my current TBR is out of control

10. I’m always reading more than one book at a time

What are some signs that YOU are a book lover?

ARC Review: Hood

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I know one thing to be absolutely true – I need more Robin Hood stories in my life. It has always been my favorite Disney story growing up and I start to feel giddy when I know there is an upcoming Robin Hood retelling. I hope more are being written.

This was a Robin Hood story told roughly 16-17 years after the story we all know. Robin and Marien have a daughter, Isabelle, but nobody knows it. Well, the wrong sort of people don’t know. Things happen, as the often do, and Isabelle’s life is thrown into chaos. The secrets of her past and who she is come to surface and she must do what is necessary to protect her family, her friends, and everything she knows.

Still sounds good, right? It was full of ups and downs for me. There were long stretches where nothing substantial happens. There were long descriptive paragraphs/pages/chapters of the forest, the charming little villages they pass along the way, the smell of rotten apple carts, you get the idea. They were great for helping me visualize what was taking place and the environment but they did not add anything to the overall story. They could have easily been omitted and the story would have continued just the same. There was also a great deal of time spent on filling in the backstory. Granted, that didn’t come until the later part of the book (it came in right around 60% through the book). It was necessary and appreciated, but it felt out of place, if that makes sense. The ordering of the entire book felt just a wee bit off to me but that could also be credited to the overall pacing.

The character development was very well done, I have to admit that. I adored Robin’s character, but have one small, tiny, very minute complaint: did he have to be so aloof? I know he’s a light-hearted character at times but he came across more whimsical than I ever knew him to be. I am struggling to find the right word to describe him the way I want but I hope you get the idea. He was too joking, too “not taking things seriously” for most of the time. He didn’t have a huge part in the story, as this was mainly about Isabelle, so I guess it’s okay. Maybe I just read into it too much. The rest of the characters were spot on. I felt Marien was expertly written and Isabelle was brilliantly done. I have zero complaints about them.

The story itself? Five Stars. I did knock my rating down to four stars for the items listed above. Do I recommend this? HECK YES. Should you read it? OF COURSE. Will I urge you to add to your TBR/list? ABSOLUTELY.

THE CURSED CROWN by May Sage: Cover Reveal

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May Sage & Alexi Blake will be revealing art from The Cursed Crown every month leading up to the December 1st release! Today’s art comes from Salome Totladze! Check it and an exciting new excerpt out now!

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Title: The Cursed Crown

Author: May Sage & Alexi Blake

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Illustrator: Gabriela Dea Julia

Typography by Sylvia Frost from The Book Brander Boutique

Release Date: 1st of December

About The Cursed Crown:

My lips hitch up an inch as the hulking, slender man bends down to whisper in my ear. “A divided kingdom without a leader is weak. You will fall. You will fail. You will all die without my kindness, little girl.” He expects me to falter, shiver, and drop my gaze to the ground like the flock of gentry buzzing around him. My eyes widen in feigned dismay. “Kindness? Why did no one think to tell me you had any?” I have to allow him that one concession: Rydekar is fun to tease. He doesn’t even smile. I don’t think anyone has taunted him. “I have none. You will beg nonetheless.” I just may, in his dreams. And in my nightmares. No one was ever born less suited to ruling than Rissa, the thorn of the seelie realm—a half-fae so wild she’s spent the better part of a hundred years in the woods. For all her flaws, she’s the last of the high court bloodline, and the southern king seems to think that’s reason enough to slap a crown on her feathered head. He needs her to unify the seelie forces. She needs him to forget about that nonsense. In an effort to aid her people without condemning herself to a lifetime of misery, she sets off on a journey to find the one person with a stronger claim to the throne than hers: the cursed prince. Sealed in the mountains of the Wilderness, under many spells, the heir of the first seelie queen is the only royal strong enough to protect the fae lands from their immortal invaders. Surviving the untamed tribes and awakening a thousand-year-old prince seem a lot easier than ruling an entire kingdom where everyone hates her very nature. And her choices won’t come without consequences.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Long have I heard tales of the cursed prince. I’ve seen dozens of paintings and statues of his effigy. None prepared me for him. Tharsen is said to be beautiful, when he is exquisite. They tell us of his luminous aura, when it’s brighter than that of a burning star. He is beyond gods and monsters, beyond fae and man. I’ve never felt so strong a draw to anyone—anyone at all. It’s blinding and painful, claiming a piece of me. Capturing my mind. We’re kin, he and I. I am the daughter of his brother’s great-great-great-great-grandchild, I think. Yet I feel like I am an insignificant sparrow and he, the fiercest of the beasts soaring the sky. Barely the same species. He’s everything I’m not. The dream to my nightmare. One only needs to look at him to fall under his spell. Yes, he’ll do. He’ll rule all of Denarhelm, and all will be only too pleased to bow at his feet. They’ll crawl to him and beg to be permitted to serve. I can’t deny that the thought terrifies me. This creature could bring an end to the free will of the folk, with no more than a glance. I dare to caress the icy wall encasing him. Then I step back, startled. It feels… Alive. His pulse beating so hard I can sense it through the ice. That shouldn’t be possible, but I left the realm of possibility the moment I entered his eternal prison. He’s a myth come alive. A painfully striking prince under a curse. I suppose that makes me the hero of the story. The brave princess who rescues him, so that he may rule and I may return to the shadows, where I belong. My story ends where his begins. I will return to the solitary woods I’ve claimed as my own, and let the kings of the world play games of war. Just as I wanted. Everything is within my grasp. So why am I hesitating?

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About May Sage:

May Sage is a USA Today Bestselling romance writer dabbling in different genres, although the readers who follow every series know they’re all related. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time with her German Shepherd, her two Savannahs, and her black rescue cat, in England. She loves reading, ballet, running, and cake. Mostly, cake. Follow her on Facebook or join her newsletter for the latest update.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Time of Our Lives

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Time of Our Lives

From Goodreads:

A reflective, romantic coming-of-age novel that explores life after high school–perfect for fans of Fangirl and Emergency Contact

A boy desperate to hold on, a girl ready to let go.

Fitz Holton waits in fear for the day his single mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s starts stealing her memory. He’s vowed to stay close to home to care for her in the years to come–never mind the ridiculous college tour she’s forcing him on to visit schools where he knows he’ll never go. Juniper Ramirez is counting down the days until she can leave home, a home crowded with five younger siblings and zero privacy. Against the wishes of her tight-knit family, Juniper plans her own college tour of the East Coast with one goal: get out.

When Fitz and Juniper cross paths on their first college tour in Boston, they’re at odds from the moment they meet– while Juniper’s dying to start a new life apart for her family, Fitz faces the sacrifices he must make for his. Their relationship sparks a deep connection–in each other’s eyes, they glimpse alternate possibilities regarding the first big decision of their adult lives.

Time of Our Lives is a story of home and away, of the wonder and weight of memory, of outgrowing fears and growing into the future.

Is this on your TBR? Let me know!

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