Month: March 2016

Mar 31
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry – Review & Giveaway

Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★½

When I saw that another book was coming out in McGarry’s Thunder Road Series, I was so excited. This series is incredibly unique because of the biker culture – it’s hard not to be fascinated, even by the parts of the lifestyle that make me raise my eyebrows a little. This installment focused on Razor (who we met in the last book) and Breanna, one of his fellow classmates. Razor is struggling to trust the men in the club when evidence surfaces that his mother’s death wasn’t an accident – he can’t let the past go and can’t escape the feeling that the people who are supposed to love him have been hiding things from him. Meanwhile, Breanna just wants to escape from her small town and huge family, but that’s threatened when one of the guys in her class takes an incriminating picture of her (with Razor) and threatens to… Read more »


Mar 26
March Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

March Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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(Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to post anything this week, but then I remembered that I needed to put up the link-up for those of you who are ahead of the game and post your wrap-ups early!) It’s time for the March Wrap-Up Round-Up! The February giveaway was hosted by Cynthia over at Bingeing on Books! This is the last day to enter, so hop over there if you haven’t yet!! Thanks so much, Cynthia!! This is the link-up for our March wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your  wrap-up summarizes your month in… Read more »


Mar 22
Siren’s Song by Mary Weber – Review

Siren’s Song by Mary Weber – Review

Reviews 7 ★★★½

I absolutely adored the first two books in this series, so I was eager to dive into this final installment. Unfortunately, I have to confess that my experience reading this one was marred a bit by the simple fact that I couldn’t remember enough of what had happened in the first two books and I therefore struggled with connecting to the story – both the high stakes and the secondary characters. Still, by the end, I was absolutely in love again. This is the type of series that I think I’d like to read again someday (and I never reread!) all at once so that I can experience it properly! What Fed My Addiction: Nym and Eogan. The connection between Nym and Eogan has always been one of my favorite aspects of the series. I’m a romantic at heart, and these two are the ultimate example of a couple who… Read more »


Mar 20
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/20/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/20/16

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. Last week on FYFA (and in my life): Yep, a very slow week around here. I worked on an editing project, got some reading in, and managed to make my way around some blogs, but I didn’t post much. In fact, I only put up two posts – one review and one post about how I didn’t post much. LOL! Anyway, here’s what you may have missed last week: Threats of Sky and Sea and Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision – Audiobook Review Sometimes You Just Need to Disappear for a Little While – Let’s Discuss Not on my blog – but make sure to head… Read more »


Mar 18
Sometimes You Just Need to Disappear for a Little While

Sometimes You Just Need to Disappear for a Little While

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It’s been a really long time since I allowed a week to go by on my blog with just two posts (not including my Sunday Post). It feels … odd … but also liberating. Sometimes I think we put way too much pressure on ourselves as bloggers, and I realized that’s what I’ve been doing lately. I have to trust that I can go a week without posting much and the blog won’t implode. My followers won’t completely forget I exist and walk away. It’s okay to go through seasons where we’re busier than we’d like to be. It’s also okay to take a breather and enjoy the non-blogging aspects of life once in a while. That’s why I’m letting you all know now that I’m going on vacation for a week starting next Tuesday, and I’M NOT GOING TO POST. I’m putting this in all caps for myself, not you…. Read more »


Mar 16
Threats of Sky and Sea and Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision – Audiobook Reviews

Threats of Sky and Sea and Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision – Audiobook Reviews

Reviews 4 ★★★★

Audiobooks are relatively new territory for me. In the past, the only audiobooks I listened to were the books in the Wheel of Time Series, which I was trying to finally finish after years of putting it off. Those were each 30-40 hours long!! I enjoyed them, but behemoth books make for equally behemoth audiobooks. I thought I’d try out a some more “normal” audiobooks – the type that I could listen to while doing housework (listening to these books actually encouraged me to fold the laundry) or in the car during my occasional half hour drives. I’m so glad I took a chance and stepped into something new! Now, onto my thoughts about these books: Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision Series: Threats of Sky and Sea #1 Self-Published on 5/14/14 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Audio Length: 8 hrs 50 min Source: Audiobook Blast! My content rating: YA (Nothing more than kissing) My rating:… Read more »


Mar 13
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 3/13/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 3/13/16

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. Last week on FYFA (and in my life): A little bit quiet around here this week. I’ve been working away on an editing project with a tight deadline, which always makes me feel a little disconnected from the rest of the world. It’s going well (and quickly, thankfully), but I’ve got a few other projects as well and will probably be pretty busy until mid-April. So you might see a little less of me until then. Here’s what you may have missed last week: Painting Rain by Annette K. Larsen – Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a $50 gift card! A Faerie Tale:… Read more »


Mar 12
How Much Do You Read? Let’s Discuss!

How Much Do You Read? Let’s Discuss!

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I consider myself an avid reader. I’ve always read a lot, but when I first started blogging, my reading life exploded – I read over 200 books per year for those first couple of years. I thought this was A LOT. Then I saw some other bloggers who read over 300 books a year and I was astounded. I can often read a book in a day, but I certainly don’t do it every day. Then there are those book bloggers who I see struggle to 20 books a year, and I was equally shocked. I just assumed that everyone who writes a book blog reads tons of books. I thought you had to because, otherwise, what would you write about, right? But that’s not true. I’ve since realized that there’s PLENTY to discuss about books, even if you only read one or two a month. It made me take a… Read more »


Mar 11
The Others Series by Anne Bishop – Series (so far) Review

The Others Series by Anne Bishop – Series (so far) Review

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 17 ★★★★

Thoughts on the Series as a Whole I knew lots of my blogger friends were adoring this series, but I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I picked it up. The Others is urban fantasy, but it’s the most fantastical urban fantasy I’ve ever read. The world that Bishop has created is an alternate version of the world where shapeshifters and “Others” rule. It has a lot of characters that fall into the category of “werewolf” or “vampire” but they are wildly different than the types of characters we’ve come to associate with those names. In this world, the Others are incredibly brutal, and they have always ruled the world. They have adapted to take on aspects of other species on earth – the predators that they have conquered over time – and they see humans as just one more food source. A pesky, but sometimes useful food source, since the humans… Read more »


Mar 08
The Enchanted by Genevra Thorne – Giveaway & Thorne’s Top Ten Addictions

The Enchanted by Genevra Thorne – Giveaway & Thorne’s Top Ten Addictions

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Those of you who’ve been around my blog for any length of time know that I’m also a freelance editor and proofreader. I don’t officially review the books that I edit (since that would be a conflict of interest), but I DO like to help spread the word about them – and I’ll sometimes give a little summary of some of my thoughts. This is my latest project! A Faerie Tale: The Enchanted managed to get me interested in a genre I haven’t read much – a paranormal romance with a historical bent (it takes place in thirteenth century Wales – and a few otherworldly realms). This is one of those books that makes my job SO enjoyable because I adored reading it! (And, as a sidenote, I just proofread the second book in the series – it was just as good.) Check out Thorne’s top ten addictions and make sure to… Read more »