Saturday, 29 March 2014

My Weekly Book Haul: 29/03/2014

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Friday Finds is something that was started over on ShouldBeReading and Stacking the Shelves over at TyngaReviews, I am in love with all of these as I love finding other blogs to follow and books to read through these! So check them all out and see what you find, Stacking the Shelves has a lot of participants as well which is great. This is basically a way for me to show what books I have received, borrowed or bought each week. All book covers and their summary come from back of book or Goodreads.
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I had a little blogging break this week and didn't blog for four days. Doesn't sound like too much, but for me it kind of felt like a lifetime. I didn't get to do half the stuff I planned on doing, mostly because I was working a lot. I also got the Frozen DVD release day wrong and still have to wait till Monday! Noooooooooo!
I've been contemplating, for about the gazillionth time, redoing my blog design. But I am pretty certain that I will do way more harm than good. So for now, it will have to do. It's like my Ugly Duckling... one day it will be beautiful swan. That day just isn't today. 



The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Sutter's the guy you want at your party. He'll get everyone dancing. He'll get everyone in your parent's pool. He has no plans for university and will probably end up folding men's shirts for a living. But right now life's pretty fabuloso.
Until he meets Aimee. Aimee's clueless. Aimee is a social disaster. Aimee needs help. It's up to Sutter to show her a splendiferous time and then let her go.
But Aimee's not like other girls and before long he's in way over his head. For the first time in his life, he has the power to make a difference in someone else's life - or ruin it forever. 

Yes... I did something naughty. I bought another version of a book I already own, just because of the pretty cover. I love this movie cover for the book, I think it's really beautiful. I really wish the movie was available over here, I want to watch it so bad. 

Fire & Flood
Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott

Tella's brother is dying. He's got cancer, and Tella is helpless to save him. Or so she thought. When an invitation arrives for Tella to compete in the Brimstone Bleed, a deadly competition that will lead her through treacherous jungle and scorching desert, she doesn't think twice. Because the prize is a cure to any illness. But Tella will be facing more than just the elements.



Mother, Mother
Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas

Meet Violet Hurst - sixteen years old, beautiful and brilliant. So why is she being accused of being a danger to herself and others?
Meet her brother Will - the smartest and sweetest twelve-year-old boy around. But does he really need all that medication he is being told to take?
Meet oldest sister Rose - the one who got away. She disappeared one night in her final year of school, never to be heard from again.
And then meet their mother - Joesephine. Perhaps it will then all start to make sense. 


The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #2)

For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.
Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.
When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved . . .

I saw these at work and had to pick them up. I keep seeing this authors name crop up and now I am curious. 

Broken Strings
Broken Strings by Maria Farrer

It is the story of a brilliant young violinist, her determination and struggle to achieve her dreams and the discovery that she is at the center of an extraordinary secret that has pulled apart her family for two generations. Jess, a talented 17-year-old violinist, suffers from stage-fright as she auditions for a place at a prestigious music school. Her family do not have enough money for her to continue to study so when she fails, she vows not to play again. Until her wealthy grandmother - estranged from her family since Jess's mother fell pregnant - shows up at their doorstep and promises six months of tuition in exchange for Jess moving to live with her. Once ensconced in her grandmother's rich, but empty, life she starts to uncover the mystery of why her grandmother never spoke to her mother again, and the secret which tore her family apart.

Looking for JJ (Jennifer Jones, #1) Finding Jennifer Jones (Jennifer Jones, #2)

Three children walked away from the cottages on the edge of town toward Berwick Waters. Later that day, only two of them came back. Alice Tully knows exactly what happened that spring day six years ago, though it’s still hard for her to believe it. She’ll never be able to forget, even though she’s trying to lead a normal life—she has a job, friends, and a boyfriend whom she adores. But Alice’s past is dangerous, and violent, and sad... and it’s about to rip her new life apart.

I saw a review for this over at The Notebook Sisters, and it made me really want to read this one. It's the ten year anniversary and they've released a sequel too, so I am very excited for both. 

Send Me a Sign
Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt

Mia Moore has spent her life searching for signs. A sign she’ll fall in love. A sign she’ll make it into a highly ranked university. A sign that the summer before senior year will be the best one ever. But when Mia is diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, the only sign she wants to see is that she will survive cancer. Until she’s better—meaning no throwing up, no hospital stays, and definitely no wig—Mia doesn’t want anyone to know she’s sick. And she certainly doesn’t want to feel more than friendship for the one person who does know what she’s going through, her best friend, Gyver. But the sicker Mia gets, the more she realizes that not even the clearest signs offer perfect answers, and in order to discover what will happen in her life, she will have to find the courage to live it.



White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. 
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. 
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. 
But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.


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110 comments:

  1. Oooh Mother, Mother looks amazing! Fantastic haul, as ever! Enjoy. :-)

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  2. I love the cover of Broken Strings. I'm intrigued! Looks like a nice haul overall, too.

    My StS.

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  3. Great haul! I really want to read Spectacular Now and Fire & Blood - they seem really intriguing. :) I heard that they even made a movie out of Spectacular Now, but I think I want to read the book first. Happy reading and have a grew weekend!

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    1. I love the look of Spectacular Now and I really want to see the movie, hopefully I can read it and watch it soon :)

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  4. Aw, having a break is good!! I'm taking one near Easter...I think. Maybe? I always chicken out and keep posting. ;) OH YOU HAVE LOOKING FOR JJ!! I'm excited to see what you think!! I tossed about finding the sequel, buuuut, I'm swamped at the moment. I'm curious to see where the story goes, though. AND I want to know what you think of Fire & Flood! I won a copy and I'm kind of nervous kind of excited. I don't like Hunger Games rip-offs, but I loooove jungle stories.

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    1. Haha! You will probably chicken out, I totally chickened out of taking a whole week off which I probably really needed. I am looking forward to Fire & Flood, now just need to rush through all my eARCs and actually manage to get to some of these!

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  5. Great Haul! It seems like quite a few bloggers are taking a bit of a break right now, no worries!

    Here is my STS

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  6. The Spectacular Now has been on my TBR for a long time. Maybe one day I'll actually get a chance to read it. :) I really enjoyed Fire & Flood, Jessica Sorensen's series and White Hot Kiss. I hope you enjoy them and all the others!

    Check out my StS and my current giveaways!

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    1. Haha! I am hoping I finally manage to get to it soon, I'm stuck trying to read Ashfall right now.

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  7. I haven't read The Spectacular Now, but the film was quite good.
    I read Looking for JJ literally AGES ago, but I do remember quite enjoying it.

    Happy reading and have a good weekend!

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    1. I really want to read and watch The Spectacular Now, it looks so good :)

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  8. Great haul of books! I got Mother Mother from the library a few weeks ago but still haven't read it, it does look and sound fantastically creepy!

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading :)

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    1. It sounds so creepy, no idea what it's going to be about exactly but I am excited! :)

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  9. I haven't read any of these but "Maybe Someday" was amazing. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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    1. I loved it! Such a brilliant book and concept :)

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  10. I loved Fire and Flood so much, I can't wait for the sequel! I feel like I've been waiting forever and it won't even be out until next year gah D:

    ★ Under The Mountain is Un-Stacking Her Shelves ★

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    1. I am excited to finally get to Fire & Flood, it does look really great.

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  11. There's some great books here, I've got White Hot Kiss too and I'm excited for it, it sounds so good! :D Great collection, and you'll redesign soon, I know it, just play with ideas and don't change anything yet :)

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    1. Heehee, thanks to you I did and managed to not muck it up! :)

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  12. Great haul! They all look great. I still need to read White Hot Kiss myself too. ^^

    My STS!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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    1. Can't wait for that one, looks really interesting :)

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  13. Nice haul of books. fire and flood was awesome. I need to read white hot kiss as well. Come check out my stack if you get the chance.

    Grace
    books of love

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  14. I haven't read any Colleen Hoover books yet, but I have a ecopy of Slammed and am going to read it maybe next week :)

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    1. I can't wait to read that one myself, it looks really great.

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  15. I've heard a lot of good things about Fire & Blood. Enjoy your reads! My STS

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    1. Thank you, can't wait to read that one! :)

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  16. You had an amazing Week!! Enjoy your new haul!

    OUT's STS

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

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  17. Awesome haul! I'm slightly ashamed to say that I didn't know The Spectacular Now is a book as well as a movie but I'll definitely check both of those out :) I loved both of the Callie and Kayden books and am waiting to read White Hot Kiss. Hope you enjoy all of your books and thanks for the giveaways!

    My StS .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. I saw the advert for the film and was interested so I knew I had to get my hands on the book. Then realised I couldn't get the book over here, which was very disappointing. Thanks for stopping by and good luck for the giveaway :)

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  18. White Hot Kiss is so good, hope you enjoy it! And I really liked Fire & Flood, Tella was a fantastic character. I've never read Jessica Sorenson, but I've definitely heard good things about her books. I look forward to reading your reviews. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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    1. Happy to hear WHK is good, excited for that one. Thank you :)

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  19. Not all for me but I do find some of the books you got interesting. Especially the romantic ones. I'm shifting genres at the moment, I think. LOL. :D

    Happy reading!

    http://nicklelove.com/books/stacking-the-shelves-7/

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    1. I love switching genres, it's good to switch it up :)

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  20. The book I want to most is Divergent, I guess. I've read it and really liked it. The book I would recommend the most is David Estes' The Moon Dwellers. The whole series!

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    1. I LOVE DIVERGENT! Liked Insurgent... Hated Allegiant from boring beginning to pointlessly dramatic end lol :)

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  21. I have not read any of her books but I would love to read them some day. They look like something I'd like. :D

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  22. Nothing wrong with buying a second of a book, and I agree that that cover is lovely! (I still need to read this book.)

    Fire & Flood was pretty good - certainly good enough to make me want to check out the sequel. Hope you enjoy!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. Thanks, me too! I am quite looking forward to Fire & Flood :)

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  23. I want to read both Red Hot Kiss and Jessica Sorenson's books. I hope you'll enjoy all of your new acquisitions :)

    Have a fantastic week!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  24. I would love to get my hands on Jessica Sorensen. I have heard great things about her.

    I hope you enjoy your new books!
    Thanks for stopping by my STS.

    Mary

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  25. Fire & Flood was a fun read. Looking forward to the sequel. Happy reading!

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    1. Excited for that one now, hearing great things :)

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  26. Too many books to name. I like your blog. It does not look like an ugly duckling. Thanks for visiting.

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  27. Fire and Flood was pretty good. Have been wanting to read The Spectacular Now, looks good. Happy reading!

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    1. I really hope I love The Spectacular Now and that I get to watch the film soon too :)

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  28. I haven't really heard of any of these except I do love Victoria Scott so I'm going to look more into that. New follower.
    Here is mine: http://thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves-march-292014.html
    Laura

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  29. I have White Hot Kiss and I have to read it soon as I loved the prequel. Broken Strings is new to me and I just added it to my TBR list, I love books about music! Fire and Flood is awesome!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I haven't read the WHK prequel, maybe I should go do that first lol :)

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  30. I really liked Fire & Flood! I haven't read any of Jessica Sorenson books, but the two that you got have me curious too. I want to read them. :) I really want to read White Hot Kiss too--I'll read pretty much anything by that author.

    Thank you for stopping by my STS!

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    1. Fire & Flood does look really great, I'm quite excited to get to that one :)

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  31. Nice haul! I read Send Me a Sign and enjoyed it, but I love that cover so much more than the original. I hope you enjoy all your new pretties.

    Happy reading and thanks for visiting us over at The Book Hookup.

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  32. Great haul! I LOVED FIRE & FLOOD! White Hot Kiss looks really good too! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Stack for the week! :)

    http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves-49.html

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    1. I can't wait to get to Fire & Flood now, it looks great :)

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  33. I just recently got Fire and Flood too. I hope you enjoy it!

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  34. Fire and Flood looks really cool! I like the sound of the plot, too. Enjoy all your books!

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  35. Great haul! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  36. I got worried about Fire & Flood so didn't end up buying it. Hope you enjoy it though, and thanks for stopping by mine earlier. :)

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    1. I've seen mixed reviews but hopefully I enjoy it :)

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  37. Heard a lot of mixed things about Fire & Flood. Happy Reading :)

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  38. I'm dying to read Fire & Flood! Nice haul!

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  39. Nice haul. I've heard mixed things about Fire and Flood. I have a copy but haven't read it yet. WHK is amazing. Who knew Gargoyles and Demons could be hot? Enjoy and thanks for stopping by The Cover Contessa.

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    1. Haha! I am intrigued by the whole Gargoyles and Demons thing, interested to see what I make of it all :)

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  40. I am adding a bunch of the books you got to my To-Read list. Broken Strings caught my eye, and so did looking for JJ and Send Me A Sign. These all sound fantastic, it looks like you'll have some great reading ahead! Thanks for visiting :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope I end up loving them all :)

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  41. Nice haul! I haven't heard of any of these, but hope you enjoy them!

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  42. I have not read any of her books but am looking forward to reading maybe someday

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  43. I loved Fire & Flood and White Hot Kiss! I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  44. LOL, My blog design is my ugly duckling too. I just don't have the time to mess with it right now but I kind of like it's messed-up-ness.

    White Hot Kiss was amazing. Happy reading.

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    1. Haha! Yes, exactly! Without Amanda's help I would have messed it up, I am beginning to love it more now ;)

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  45. awesome books this week! my sister loves the callie and kayden series but i have yet to pick it up. happy reading and thank you for stopping by my StS :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  46. Great books here, I'm about to pick up Fire & Flood too! I've heard great things about White Hot Kiss too. Enjoy your reading!

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  47. Oh I absolutely LOVED White Hots Kiss!! Although I love anything by JLA ;) And Jessica Sorensen's books are also great. Send Me A Sign sounds like a beautiful story, I'm going to be checking that one out! Happy reading :)

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    1. I love JLA, so I am interested to see what I make of White Hot Kiss. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  48. I really loved Send me a Sign. I will be meeting the author in a couple weeks!!! :)

    Happy reading!

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  49. Hope you enjoy your books. I need to get Fire & Flood! Thanks for visiting!

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  50. Wonderful haul. Hope you enjoy them all.
    Thanks for stopping by the Harem :0)

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  51. You got a bunch of books! I hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by.

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  52. I loved, loved, loved White Hot Kiss! My fave JLA book so far.
    And I'm a huge fan of Jessica Sorensen. Have you read her before.
    I also read Fire & Flood last month and loved it.
    Great haul!
    Happy reading!

    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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    1. I am getting very excited for White Hot Kiss now lol :)

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  53. Fire and Flood is on my tbr and I hope to get to it soon when I clear my Kobo backlog a bit more! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thanks for checking mine out too, I hope we both love Fire & Flood :)

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  54. Okay, I have Fire & Flood but I haven't read it yet . . . And I LOVE The Coincidence series!!! Well, I've only read The Coincidence and then The Destiny of Violet & Luke, BUT I have The Redemption on my kindle ready and waiting.

    Happy Reading!

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  55. Sorry for the very late return stop. Fire and Blood is on my TBR list. Happy Reading!

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