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Courage, Loyalty and Self-Sacrifice | Lucifer's Pride by G.P. Ching

Lucifer’s Pride
G.P. Ching
(Soulkeepers Reborn, #3)
Publication date: May 29th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
No one comes between the Devil and his pride.
To save his friends, Finn Wager opened a bridge between worlds. But the dark magic he used exacted a terrible price. Unable to remain on the Soulkeeper team, he joins a coven of magicians in New Orleans, vowing to undo the damage he’s caused. But when he tries to save the day, he ends up making everything worse.
Numbers dwindling, the Soulkeepers are more vulnerable than ever. The new Healer is reluctant to replace Hope on the team. Even if he decides to try, he’ll have to pass an initiation by the Immortals with life or death consequences. Meanwhile, the Soulkeepers are without the leader they need.
Twice, the Soulkeepers have evaded Lucifer’s clutches and injured his pride. Now it’s personal. He’ll stop at nothing to exploit their weaknesses, take back his power, and end the Soulkeepers for good. Unless through courag…

Dead the Most... | Risen by Cole Gibsen #BlogTour

About Risen:  Fans of Vampire Diaries and Twilight will be thirsting for this latest vampire addiction…
My aunt has been kidnapped by vampires, and it’s up to me to save her. Only…I had no idea vampires existed. None. Nada. I’m more of a reader than a fighter, and even though I’d been wishing to escape my boring existence in the middle of nowhere, I’d give anything to have it back now if it meant my aunt was safe. 
Then there’s the vampire Sebastian, who seems slightly nicer than most of the bloodsuckers I’ve run into so far. Yes, he’s the hottest being I’ve ever come across, but there’s no way I can trust him. He swears he’s helping me get answers, but there’s more to his story. Now I’m a key pawn in a raging vampire war, and I need to pick the right ally.
But my chances of surviving this war are slim at best, when the side I choose might be the one that wants me dead the most. 
Buylinks:https://entangledpublishing.com/risen.html
About Cole Gibsen:  Growing up, Cole Gibsen couldn’t deci…

He is so screwed | The Best Friend Incident by Melia Alexander

Title: The Best Friend Incident By: Melia Alexander Genre: Contemporary Romance Pages: 290 Release Date: April 9th, 2018 Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Summary from Goodreads: Stacey Winters is in love with love, but so far, she’s only found Mr. Dud, Mr. Cheater, and Mr. Boring. Even though her best friend Grant isn’t an option, at least being around him offers her a window into the male psyche—and sets the bar high for her future Mr. Right.
But then she accidentally crosses the friend zone and kisses him, and it starts to feel a little too much like he might be what she’s been looking for... Grant Phillips doesn’t do relationships. A casualty of the foster care system, he knows people are just looking for a reason to bolt. "No attachments" is his hard and fast rule. There's only one exception: his best friend, Stacey. He refuses to jeopardize what they have. But now that he knows how good it felt to kiss her, felt the addictive slide of her body against his, Stacey Winters …

Might Have More in Common | Puddin' By Julie Murphy

Title: Puddin' By: Julie Murphy Genre: Contemporary Fiction Pages: 336 Release Date: May 8th, 2018 Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Summary from Goodreads: It is a companion novel to Dumplin', which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean's star turn in the Clover City pageant.

Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream—and to kiss her crush. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they will surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing they might have more in common than they ever imagined.
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Review: One of the things I love about Julie Murphy's books are the humor and the way we all can relate to something inside the pag…

Oven Baked... | #WeeklyMenu Week #242

Happy Monday! Its Spring Break and I am already going crazy. Somehow I need to go grocery shopping for the week with the boys and I'm not looking forward to it. We will make it through the week.

My writing has been struggling the last few weeks. I've been so angry. Angry that my house isn't mine any more, that I can't even spend my day off quietly. Someone is always there. I feel angry at work, because all this weight is being placed on my shoulders. I'm just angry all the time and I'm about to snap. I don't know if you've ever felt like this, but its affecting my normal every day life and I'm tired of it.

Hopefully, we can make it through this.

Enjoy this weeks menu!

Monday

- Spaghetti 
Tuesday - Oven Baked Cheese Burgers
Wednesday - Instant Pot Eggroll Bowls
Thursday - Skillet Tuscan Tortellini
Friday - Kids night - Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Saturday - Fagiloi Soup
Sunday - Leftovers Night

To where the monsters lived | The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

Title: The Boy On The Bridge By: M.R. Carey Genre: Dystopian Pages: 400 Release Date: May 2nd, 2017 Publisher: Orbit
Summary from Goodreads: Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.

To where the monsters lived.
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Review: I really love this dystopian world by M.R. Carey. Its nothing like what I'm used to with zombie stories. You think all the characters will get eaten, but then something you aren't expecting happens. Some are eaten, some are not. Some zombies are zombies and some are not. And then at the end, your world is turned on its head and a whole new zombie world emerges. Its amazing. Loved this book!
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.


Power of Broken People | Looking for Dei by David A. Wilson #Giveaway

Looking for Dei
David A. Willson
Publication date: March 23rd 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.
A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo / Smashwords Are you a book blogger or reviewer? Join the blog tour here! — EXCERPT: PROLOGUE
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Not Everyone Plays Fair | Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Title: The Plastic Magician  By: Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Urban/Historical Fantasy Pages: 236 Release Date: May 15th, 2018 Publisher: 47North
Summary from Goodreads: Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician.
Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking—the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery.

Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries—in as short a time frame—as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.

Alvie’s enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor’s work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking—and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans,…

As Far Away As It Seems | Yellow Locust by Justin Joschko #Giveaway

Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Yellow Locust by Justin Joschko presented by Month9Books! Celebrate this reveal by entering the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Selena Flood is a fighter of preternatural talent. But not even her quick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan, the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America-that-was. Forced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brother Simon in tow, Selena is now the last chance for peace in a continent on the verge of complete destruction. In her pocket is a data stick, the contents of which cost her parents their lives. Selena must now ensure it reaches the Republic of California—a lone beacon of liberty shining across a vast and barren wasteland—before it’s too late. Between New Canaan and California stretch the Middle Wastes: thousands of desolate miles home to murderers, thieves, and a virulent strain of grass called yellow locust that ha…

Chicken and Waffles Galore | #WeeklyMenu Week #241

Well, Happy Monday. Its been a crazy long week and we're about to start another. My baby boy is now registered for Kindergarten. He is super excited and so am I. Although, I might break down when the time comes to put him on the bus, but that is many weeks away.
I was watching Master Chief Jr. this week and they made chicken and waffles. My kids love both chicken and waffles, but have never had them together, so this week for kids night is chicken and waffle night. Cross your fingers the kids don't think its terrible.
Enjoy this weeks menu!
Monday - Chicken Tacos
Tuesday - Steak and Veggies
Wednesday - Ranch Pork Chops
Thursday - Pepper Steak and Pesto
Friday - Chicken and Waffles
Saturday - Doritos Taco Salad
Sunday - Leftovers Night

Happily Ever After... | The Trade by Ashlyn Hope

Title: The Trade By: Ashlyn Hope Genre: Contemporary Romance  Pages: 234 Release Date: March 5th, 2018 Publisher: Pizzicato Publishing
Summary from Goodreads: Her name is Tyra, and she’s a footballsexual.

The muscles, the chiseled faces, the masculine posturing, and the tight pants all make her heart pound, and since her high school days stealing kisses from the varsity running back, she’s been hooked on the guys of the gridiron. She’s addicted to these dudes, and she’s not the only one. She’s one of a group of local girls who go out together and try to score with these guys every chance they get. 

So, yes, Tyra’s a jersey chaser. But when she meets the hunky big name quarterback who was traded to the team, she’s met her match. He’s handsome, smart, and sweet, and he and Tyra have a lot in common – including a growing desire to settle down. 

As their relationship heats up, Tyra will consider swapping out her football groupie ways for a real relationship. But that’s not going to happen if her p…

Through These Pages | The Gift for All People by Max Lucado

Title: The Gift for All People By: Max Lucado Genre: Religious Pages: 144 Release Date: February 16th, 2016 Publisher: Multnomah
Summary from Goodreads: A New View on the Old Rugged Cross

Are peace, joy, and significance on your wish list?  How about redemption, forgiveness, the salvation of your soul?  Each of these descriptors bring us to the main event:  grace.  Saving grace, God’s immeasurable gift intended for all.  Regardless of accomplishments or station in life, despite sins of the past, anyone can receive the free gift of grace.
Yet too often we take God’s incomparable gift for granted—despite the fact that God’s very Son paid for it with his body, breath, and blood. Understandably, we often find ourselves caught up in the daily routine of life, not taking time to reflect on the enormity of God’s mercy.
So here’s a suggestion:  give yourself the gift of a few moments spent in the world of God’s grace.  Read pastor Max Lucado’s unique, stirring insights into God’s role as grace-giver. …