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#FrightFall Read-A-Thon

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OMG can YOU believe it? The Frightfall Read-A-Thon is coming up like no joke on Monday! That means my oldest will be in school, my youngest will want to play doctor. I have a feeling she knows my blood pressure has been high lol. I will be able to read while I wait for Doc McAbbi to give me a shot. :(




So any way this is a yearly event that Season of Reading  does every year. The only requirement is that you HAVE to read at least ONE scary book. Which you all know that is right up my alley. I am not sure how many books I am going to read this week as it goes from October 5-11. A week worth of reading not too bad, just have to sit and make my list of what I will be reading. So I will come back and re-do this post once I have the books down that I want to get busy on reading. So please feel free to join us, we will be using the hashtag #FrightFall


So sign on up and have fun. I am only going to read three books. Normally I can read more but I have a feeling that Slow Burn will take me lon…

#bannedbooks week

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So I just learned it is banned books week. How could anyone ban a book? That is just plain crazy, and I honestly think they should be throat chopped. I volunteer to throat chop people for banning books. :) Unless they are totally inappropriate and should not be around.

Any who I figured I would look around online and see what books have been banned or challenged that I have read. I am a rebel at heart when it comes to books such a bad influence to the little children.
I looked on Wikipedia for a list of books that are challenged. There is also some that are banned by the government that I found via Wikipedia so I will be adding those into this post.

Review: Blood Memory: The Complete Season One (Books 1-5) by Perrin Briar

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Title: Blood Memory (The Complete Season One)
Author: Perrin Briar
Published: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Briar Patch Publishing
Pages: 558
Genre: Zombies, YA
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 


Haven's crew found Jordan Grant half-dead floating at sea. With a six-year hole in his memory, he remembers nothing of the Incident or the Lurchers who have claimed the land as their own. He joins the crew in their daily struggle to survive in a harsh new world where every meal is live or die.
But when a shipwreck forces them from the safety of the sea, the crew soon discover their pursuers aren’t the only monsters out to get them. As Jordan confronts the horror of his past he unlocks a secret that threatens to destroy not only him but the future of the entire human race.

Cover Reveal: Ghost by Nicole James

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Ghost has been living his life under one rule...never fall in love, never get too close, never get tied down to just one woman. Focusing solely on his club, he is able to remain unattached and free.... until a girl from his past is dropped in his lap. She was a line he swore he’d never cross. And now, in order to obtain an alliance his club needs, he’s forced to use her in ways he’d never imagined. She needs his protection, and she’s the one woman he can’t refuse. When Ghost finds himself unable to keep his distance from her, will he be able to push his feelings aside and use her as a pawn for the attainment of his club’s goals?  Or will he put the club and their lives at risk to follow his heart? When lies and secrets come between them, can they overcome everything to find their own piece of heaven?



Nicole James grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. As a child, she wrote her first book, Charlie the Firefly, at the age of eight. Her mother knew long before she did that she would someday…

Review: The Lost Girl By: R.L. Stine

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Title: The Lost Girl Author: R.L. Stine Published: Sep. 29, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin  Pages:272 Genre: Teens/YA Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk,Barnes and Noble

Generations of children and teens have grown up on R.L. Stine's bestselling and hugely popular horror series, Fear Street andGoosebumps. Now, the Fear Street series is back with a chilling new installment, packed with pure nightmare fodder that will scare Stine's avid fan base of teen readers and adults. New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems… and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael's friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic …

Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

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Title: Catching Fire (Book 2) Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: Sept. 1, 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 405
Genre: YA/Post-Apocalyptic
Review: Hardback
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk



Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol&…

Release Day Blitz: Letting Go by B.A. Wolfe

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Title: Letting Go (Keaton #1.5)
 Author: B.A. Wolfe
 Genre: New Adult
 Release Date: September 28th, 2015
 Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Cover


Jason Bradley is a simple, country guy thrust into a life most wouldn't consider normal. He’s dealt with his share of heartbreak and pain, and now he keeps his secrets close to his heart to avoid getting hurt again. Living the only way he knows how. Until Cassandra Pierce crashes into his world. After a life-changing moment he never anticipated, he realizes that loving her is only the beginning. A whirlwind of days… Beautiful moments… Then it all comes tumbling down, and Jason learns that the hardest part of living…of loving…is letting go. This is Jason's story. **Letting Go is a Full Length Companion Novel to the Keaton Series and is told in Jason's (Jase) POV


Please note- Letting Go will be releasing at a special price of only .99 Cents for two days only!!



B.A. Wolfe is a girl with a passion for reading and writing, and li…

Review: Black Blood (Black Bloods #1) by John Hennessy

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Title: Black Blood Author: John Hennessy
Published: July 10, 2015
Publisher: Innovation Today
Pages: 366
Genre: New Adult/Sci-Fi
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


Vampires, werewolves, witches, magic—no one in the Sanctuary, home of the survivors of the nuclear apocalypse, believes in such imaginary creations, including Aberdeen Dareday. That is until the day Abby wakes up with black veins bulging under her skin. The day she learns everything she’s been told about the world is a lie. Forced to flee humanity’s last refuge because of her abnormality, and the corpses left in its unexplainable wake, she finds herself on the run in an entirely new world. A world in which darkness reigns, full of supernatural creatures bent on her execution.

When all seems lost and facing certain death, Abby is saved by Ash, a quiet yet striking young man who shares her black blood, and her mysterious powers. After Ash reveals a clue regarding an old witch, they head north to h…

Summer Blog Hop: Doing It For Love by Cassie Mae

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Title: Doing It for Love
Author: Cassie Mae
Publisher: Random House Loveswept
Pages: 282
Genre: NA Romantic Comedy
Buy Link:Amazon












Cassie Mae’s charming, sexy new novel, perfect for fans of Emma Chase, puts a steamy twist on modern love as one bride-to-be tries to put the spark back in the bedroom—by any means necessary.
Elizabeth Fanning’s life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiancĂ©, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they’ve even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to “meh”—and Liz isn’t ready to be part of an old married couple. After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then?

Liz thinks it’ll bring them closer together. Landon’s convinced she’ll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever last…

#PaperbackFriday Read: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Yes I know this post is on a Sunday and is suppose to be on a Friday hence #PaperbackFriday or #PBF which ever hashtag you want to use. Well my public library was closed on Friday so I wasn't able to go in and get book three in the Escape From Furnace series so I figured I would just read book two in the AMAZING Hunger Games series.





Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares h…

Character Interview with Dante from: The Dancer by Ursula Sinclari

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Title: The Dancer
Author: Ursula Sinclair
Series: The Ballerina Series (#3)
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance/Multicultural Romance
Publisher:  Isisindc Publishing, LLC
Release Date: Aug 1, 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook



“Let me in.”
Dante
It’s not easy being a male dancer in a world where women dominate. Ballet. Yeah, I’m a ballet dancer, but I prefer male professional dancer. Still, I am at the top of my profession. Choreographers clamor to create dance pieces for me, and women just clamor for me period. See, being straight in a female dominated profession has its perks. But even though I don’t hurt for companionship, I still get up in the middle of the night reaching for something, someone, who is not the person lying next to me. Because I always wake up feeling empty inside…until. She played for me.

Kali
It’s not easy being a female in a male dominated profession. Most people can’t name five female guitarist, bass or lead, but I bet they can name five male guitar pl…

Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

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Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: Sept. 14, 2008
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 374
Genre: YA/ Post-Apocalyptic, Teen
Review: Paperback
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk



Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as Distr…