#BookLook || Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty {Murderous, Secret, Space Adventure}

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My Two Cents
Literally just hand over the books and we can keep this little deal between the two of us. Pinky Promise. 
About the Book
Published January 31, 2017
A space adventure set on a lone ship where the murdered crew are resurrected through cloning to discover who their killer was — and the secret to their mission. 
It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. 
At least, Marie Shea iv had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died, from illness once and from injury once… 
Maria’s vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Pituitary, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. Apparently Maria wasn’t the only one to die recently.

#ARC Review || The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard || Let’s Talk Positivity

The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard

Published Feb 7, 2017
eARC via NetGalley + St. Martin’s Press
Juliet St. Clair has spent her life under Hollywood’s spotlight. While being America’s favorite girl next door has had its perks, having to testify against her stalker to put him behind bars certainly wasn’t one of them. But when she thinks about walking away from it all, she can’t help remembering the enormous pile of medical bills her family is drowning under. Bills that just keep on coming.
Felix Donovan had it all–stunning good looks, gorgeous women, and a spot as the drummer to a band that’s sitting pretty at the top of the charts. Until one life-altering decision left him paralyzed from the waist down. He doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry when he wins this year’s Sexiest Man award, but the one thing he immediately does is send out a Non-disclosure agreement. Hiding his condition from the public is hard as hell, but he’s not ready to face the world while he’s still struggling to accept his new reality.
Except this year’s Sexiest Woman–Juliet St. Clair–never looks at him with pity, only desire. But falling for Juliet means a permanent spot in the tabloids, a decision Felix isn’t sure he’s ready to make. And when Juliet’s stalker re-emerges from her past, Felix’s secret isn’t the only thing at stake, it could cost Juliet her life. 
Hello collection of beautiful people—quite literally. We open this story at the photography session for the Most Beautiful Woman and the Most Beautiful Man. Juliet is gorgeous, and is severely frustrated that no one sees past her surface (she’s curious, and a reader, and addicted for Fringe). Felix was just in a horrible (sort of?) accident that left the lower half of his body immobile. This is a huge hit to his ego, his sense of self, and his hope. When these two meet at the session, it’s all sly joking and surprises that they’re both more than what is shown on the outside. And I mean hidden depths, epiphanies, and pasts that aren’t meant to be relived…
This book is packed full of positivity, so this post is going to three positive point that were brought home in this book—because we all need a bit of a pick-me-up.
THIS TOO SHALL PASS; NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
Let’s be real here—bad things are going to happen in life. Some things are worse than others. Some things are much, much worse than others. You’re going to see something that someone else has that you don’t, and you’re going to want it.
I can talk about how I have positive quotes on my walls in all the colors of the rainbow all I want; this helps me when the negative thoughts get too negative. I have to remind myself that I am okay, that this isn’t the end. Sometimes it works, and sometimes I need something more. Whatever that horrible thing is, it’s going to pass eventually. It could be tomorrow, next week, or twenty years from now.
I’m sorry that it takes so long sometimes, but look the people who love you in the eyes. Hug your pets tighter. Embrace the material things you love (LIKE BOOKS!) and let yourself wander.
So many things in THE FEELING OF FOREVER were out of the person who is affected by it’s control. I admire these people for not letting their disappointments consume them, for transforming their sadness into bravery and into hope. They were able to recognize that the moment they were living in is only a split second in time. I really like that notion.
(All that being said I REALLY want a book with our MC’s sister. I feel like she’s actually here to kick some serious butt.)
LOOK FOR THE PERSON WHO SEES ALL OF YOU; THEY’RE OUT THERE
I don’t know about you, but this girl is def not aromantic. I need romance like hot milk needs some scoops of chocolate. For me, there battle cry should have been “give me romance or give me death” though, not going to lie, liberty is real nice. Especially if we’re chatting about Lady Liberty.
When you’re looking for someone who sees all of you, I think it’s important to remember that that person may not be a romantic someone. It could be a best friend or a family member. I think that person is an incredibly important to have in anyone’s life. Who is anyone without al the preconceived notions that society shoves on their shoulders?
Whoever that is, hold on to them tight.
This is the story of people holding on tight, not giving up, and of resisting the easy path.
BE FEARLESS IN THE PURSUIT OF WHAT YOU DESERVE; IT’S OKAY TO MESS UP A BIT
Be blunt. Our MC isn’t afraid to lay her heart on the line, but she doesn’t do it in a way that makes you think that she expects anything in return. It’s more like “this is how I feel” and I love it. I think that’s brave, and I think that gets her more of what she wants in life. Which, as we all can acknowledge, is pretty fantastic.
Do the things that make you happy in life—whether that be acting, or watching Netflix, or reading all the books and learning all the things. Be productive and strive for success, but take the time to do the things that bring you that infinite joy.

Okay, so if you can’t tell, I really enjoyed this book. It has some intrigue, some hidden elements. It had romance and (some) diversity. It had a believable plot that moved at a nice speed. I’m not super picky when it comes to that though. Overall, just do yourself a GIANT favor and grab yourself a copy when it comes out. Or, better yet, pre-order it.

Arrow- Struck Individuals | Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk + #Giveaway

Hello my darlings! What do you get when you cross a hella hot son-of-a-love-god and an arrow without a match?

*crickets*

*crickets*

YOU GET A LOVE STORY AND A HOPE STORY AND TEEN PREGNANCY STORY AND A STAB-TASTIC MALE NOT-SO-LOVE INTEREST.

When I saw this tour invite pop up on my Twitter feed I knew I haaaad to get in on it. After reading the copy, there were a few top tens I had in mind (where to read this, food that I can drown my post-break up sorrows in, quotes that illicit all the feeeeeells) but I knew I had to settle on one.

So that’s what I did.

I settled on the Top Ten Potential Loves of my Life (people Cupid should hit with an arrow for me). After you’re done reading the list, be sure to check out ARROWS on goodreads.

TOP TEN ARROW-STRUCK DREAM GUYS

Come hither:

THEO JAMES– I saw you in DIVERGENT- which was absolutely nothing like the book, and I fell in love. I mean the tattoos really sold me. Your face also sold me. And your biceps. Also you have a nice voice. Want to travel the world with me?
Via. My BS. 
ALEX PETTYFER– When you were in BEASTLY, I died a little. I don’t even know when I first saw you, but, darling, it was love at first sight, last sight, and ever sight.
NICK BATEMAN – Well I am most for sure going to see UGLY LOVE on the big screen. Yup. It’s happening. SOMEBODY CATCH ME. I’M SWOONING.
Via. Oyster Mag
MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER– You, sir, are attractive. And super smart in CRIMINAL MINDS. I like that show. I like it a bunch. We should get lunch and talk about culture sometime. I like tacos with my social justice.

Via. Animal Fair.
JOSH DUHAMEL– We should go to Rome together! Because, well, WHEN IN ROME. (haha) (movie pun)

Via. The Celebrity Auction.
ZAC EFRON– HSM. Yeah, Wasn’t super impressed with that one. I fell in love with you on HAIRSPRAY. Want to go get some gelato with me? *discreetly looks for Cupid*

Via. Buzzfeed. 
IAN SOMERHOLDER– Uhm. Well. Hello there, my love. I have gorgeous eyes? *blushes* You are just toooooo sweet. *giggles incoherently* Let’s run away to Spain together and run an olive grove and adopt a dog named spots.

Via. Glitter.
LIAM HEMSWORTH– We should watch Netflix together. And read together. Want me build me a library? Suuuuuure I’ll help. In a second. Like putting the books on helping. For now I’ll just watch.

Via. The Daily Mail. 
ED WESTWICK– Your voice in GOSSIP GIRL. Oh. My. Swwwweeeet baby Jesus. May the Lord have mercy on my ovaries.

Via. Buzzfeed. 
DAVE FRANCO– You look like you enjoy long walks to the library and volunteering at the animal shelter. With me. You look like you would enjoy doing those things with me.

Want to learn more about ARROWS?

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A modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV’s Teen Mom.

People don’t understand love. If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him . . . and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow.
Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind.

A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault . . . but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma. But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return?

This fast-paced debut novel explores the internal & external conflicts of a girl who finds herself inexplicably drawn to a boy who seemingly doesn’t reciprocate her  feelings, touching on the issues of love, sex and responsibility, with a heroine struggling to control her destiny–perfect for fans of Katie McGarry’s novels and MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.

About Melissa Gorzelanczyk​

Melissa Gorzelanczyk is a former magazine editor and columnist who loves strong coffee, live music, and arrow jewelry. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and two teenage children, one of whom is named after a Greek goddess.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram​ | Facebook






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Julie Buxbaum (Tell Me Three Things) on Coffee and Music

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaun
April 2016


What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel whose characters will come to feel like friends. Tell Me Three Things will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.  
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago—the closest place she has to something like home—she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

The thing is, Jessie does need help. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live in LA with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?


Interview

Hello, darling! I thought wed begin with a little about you and then a little about your book.
How do you take your coffee? Personally, I think you can tell a whole bunch about a person by how they like their coffee made.
Totally agree. Honestly? Just a splash of coconut milk. But I was tempted to lie on this one, because this makes me sound super fussy and Im not. Secretly, I’m a half-and-half and two large scoops of sugar type of person who was just born with the wrong metabolism.
Describe yourself in 3 songs. Why did you pick those? Do any of these songs play a part in your writing?
Anna Begins (Counting Crows): Theres this great line—“every time she sneezes I believe its love”—and its just such a romantic and gushy song, but also so full of a fear of commitment and for a long time I was like that: Just a huge terrified romantic.
Blackbird  (The Beatles): No idea why, but I find this song deeply comforting. Something so calming and pedestrian about it.
The Book of Love:(I think this was originally by The Magnetic Fields but I happen to love the Steve Goldberg version.) Anyhow, it starts “The book of love is long and boring. No one can lift the damn thing. Its full of charts and facts and figures…” If Anna Begins represents who I was when I was younger, this song is who I am now. Still a romantic, but I now find romance in more mundane things. Theres a line I love it when you read to me. You can read me anything. And thats how I feel about my husband. Theres romance when we are talking about incredible boring things, like whether my daughter did her math homework. But he can read me anything. He really can.
What 3 books would you take with you on your Save the World rampage? 
1. The Secret Garden because this book has seen me through many a hard time.
2. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, which is so melodic and beautifully written and sort of like reading a novel length poem. It’s a masterpiece.
3.Wonder by R.J. Palacio, which is heartbreaking and charming and an exercise in empathy, as all the best books are.
ONTO THE BOOK
What are 3 songs that describe Jessie?
Royal (Lorde):I think this song perfectly describes how Jessie feels at her new school. She’s a normal girl stuck in an upside-down fancypants world. (“And we’ll never be royals/It don’t run in our blood/That kind of luxe just ain’t for us/We crave a different kind of love)
Carry On (Fun):This seems as good an anthem as any for someone who is grieving and trying to pick themselves back up. She has no choice, but to, you know, ahem…carry on. (“I’ve closed enough windows to know you can never look back. If you’re lost and alone. Or you’re sinking like a stone. Carry on. May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. Carry on.”)
When You Were Young (The Killers): I picture Jessie lying down on her new bed, with headphones, listening to this song on repeat. I imagine Oville sounding a little bit like The Killers, actually. (“And sometimes you close your eyes and see the place where you used to live when you were young.”)
What are 3 songs that describe S/N?
Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers): Actually, pretty much any Chili Peppers. SN is SoCal through and through. (“Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner. Sometimes I feel like my only friend is the city I live in. The city of angels Lonely as I am. Together we cry.”)
Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead):  I’ll let the lyrics speak for themselves on this one. (“But I can’t help the feeling I could blow through the ceiling. If I just turn and run. And it wears me out, it wears me out. It wears me out, it wears me out. If I could be who you wanted. If I could be who you wanted all the time, all the time.)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley version): A broken song for a broken person. (“And it’s not a cry that you hear at night. It’s not somebody who’s seen the light. It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.”)
What do you want a reader to get from reading TELL ME THREE THINGS?
Oh man, this is always a tough question, because I like to think of the reader’s experience as being something terribly personal and not at all dictated by me.  That being said, I hope that people realize that there are many layers to the book, and that they take pleasure in unpeeling them. On the surface, TELL ME THREE THINGS is a love story, but it also delves into heavier issues like loss and grief. If there is even just one person out there who reads the book and takes comfort from seeing their own feelings and experiences echoed in some way by Jessie’s, I’ll be happy.



KILL THE BOY BAND {Less Than}

KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky
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Published: Feb. 23, 2015
ARC via the every-lovely Andye @ readingteen.net

Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.

We didn’t mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he’s tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it’s Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn’t be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

We didn’t mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn’t. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that’s what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.

How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell. 

From stealing people to psychotic super-fans, KILL THE BOY BAND lives up to the title in every sense of the word. And I don’t like it. I though I would, but from the lack of connection to the characters (thank goodness for that) to the way the situation was handles, I just didn’t like it. It felt overtly outlandish.

Hidden between the cover is something I just can’t put into words. Literally. I’ve been trying to write this review for two weeks now and all I’ve got to say is I really did not enjoy reading this book and I’m really surprised I made it all the way through.

My emotions ranged from shock and disturbed and confused and then finally resignation. Resignation that I really did not enjoy this book is way, shape, form, or fashion. It really was just too much. I don’t really know how else to say it other than that. It felt like a neon light being shone directly into my eyes.

It was just too, too much

RIDERS by Veronica Rossi // ARC Review (TorTeen)

RIDERS // Veronica Rossi
ARC via Publisher (TorTeen)
Feb. 16, 2016
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For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?



Okay, y’all. Picture this.
Picture out world: green trees in the spring time and wild fires in late summer. Now picture a lack of green and whole heck of a lot of fire. Picture out world consumed by fire. Consumed by things less than human eating goodness. Do you see the apocalypse?
Now, picture Horsemen. NO. Not the one’s of the head-less variety, but rather of the Biblical sort. From Revelations. YUP. War, Death, Famine, and Pestilence. Those are the one’s from the story. And RIDERS by Veronica Rossi tells the story of War and the girl he loves, and the way the world falls apart.
Isn’t that an introduction?
I can honestly say that me favorite part about RIDERS is the description of the horses. They sound so freaking bad ass. I want them. The writing, as we can expect from Rossi’s previous fantastic series, is stellar. But, young readers, don’t go into RIDERS expecting Perry’s Berries or any of that. This publication isn’t like the other in any sense other than the writing style is similar. And I have to say, although I like it, I don’t love it.
Go ahead, cue the sad face.
The romance. I wasn’t feeling it. I wasn’t feeling any of the characters other than the horses, really, but I adore the plot. It’s really a building for the second (but I’m not telling you a thing. Can’t risk giving anything away, y’all.) book. Which, surprisingly, I didn’t hate. YAY. But the romance was an aspect of the story that was especially hard to get into. I mean, I don’t need to understand why they like each other, but I would like to know why they like each other. Through all the questioning and confusion, self-discovery, and general bad-assery I was surprised that the romance even existed.
The general progression of the story was told by War recounting events to a government official. OKAY. So, I love, love, LOVE this aspect of the book. It was something totally unique that I personally hadn’t seen before. I was totally digging it. Even if it was a little interrupt-y at times.

Overall, this book deserves 4 stars because of the plot and the individuality of the story. It was unique, and so not what I was expecting. But, that’s not really a bad thing- is it?
SO. Are you hard-core anticipating this book? Thank you TorTeen for giving me an eARC! I super duper really appreciate it. 

Book Look: The Accident Season

THE ACCIDENT SEASON

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It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?


#ChasingSpring Release Day Launch

Title: Chasing Spring
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Feb 1, 2016
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I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.
I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.
To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’ out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.
I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

Being Jolene {Giveaway + Excerpt}

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Being Jolene (Tell Me, #2)
Caitlin Kerry
Contemporary Romance – Can be read as a Stand-alone
Release Date: February 19, 2014

 

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Blurb

The first time Jolene meets a mysterious man wearing flannel, it’s a case of mistaken identity. The second time, they end up against the side of a bar. Third time’s a charm, right? Jolene Hayes finds herself spending the summer in the picturesque mountains of Idaho in order to avoid a past fling. It’s a perfect escape, except for the one problem that keeps popping up: a sexy backcountry pilot named Ty Harrison. Jolene tries her hardest to resist his scruffy beard and flannel wearing ways, but eventually rationalizes that a summer fling would just be like the rest of them—love ‘em and leave ‘em and move on with her life. Between these two are secrets that could tear them apart before they even get started, though. Life changes without warning, and dealing with the results leaves Jolene protecting her heart at all costs. Ty knows he is everything Jolene doesn’t want, but he can’t let go of the fiery siren. Throw in the element of wilderness, a small town where secrets can’t hide and the past repeatedly showing up on Jolene’s front porch, the promise of a summer fling becomes complicated.  

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Excerpt

Yet, as I stood in the country bar in the middle of Gypsum, Idaho, I started to rethink my whole notion on the bar scene. What I was looking at was quite strange. All I could see was cowboy boots, wranglers, and granola type people. Lots of hats. I scanned the bar from the rickety wooden table I was perched at. This was one of those times where I knew heavy drinking was not a good idea so I slowly nursed my vodka cranberry and took in the crowd. The good ol’ boys were out in full force tonight. I mean, yes I was from Idaho, but I rarely left Boise, a large city. I was used to the more outdoorsy type, Boise was full of them, but all the cowboys I was seeing reminded me that I did in fact live in Idaho. As I took another drink of the watered down beverage, my eyes caught made contact with the last person I wanted to see. The lumberjack. Shit. Of all my luck, of course Sexy Lumberjack would be here. I was known for being on top of my game. I always had a witty comeback and I never let anything affect me. Or at least that was the image I put out there. Sexy lumberjack threw me off my game that morning a month ago. Not okay. I scrunched up my nose as I took him in as he stood there, a bright smile on his face as he twisted the bottled in his hands. Fuck me. What was I supposed to do for four months in this barely-there town with all of these cowboys. And one lumberjack. I didn’t even bother to drink the rest of vodka cranberry. I threw a few singles on the table and grabbed my purse to head out of the bar. I was done with this night. I was practically out the door when I heard, “Hey. Caleb’s girl.” I stopped. His alluring soft, deep voice wasn’t anything new. I had heard plenty of men whisper pet names in my ear because they couldn’t remember my actual name. I smirked to myself and turned around to face him. “Lumberjack,” I addressed him. He raised a brow. “I’m not a lumberjack.” I matched his raised brow. “I’m not Caleb’s girl.”  

Finding June (Tell Me, #1)
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Tell me your story…. June Rosewood followed the plan. College degree? Check. Longtime boyfriend who is possible husband material? Check. Finding a job after school? Working on it. Yet, it only took one emotionless conversation on a beach in Mexico for everything to fall apart. After running away for the summer, June’s back in Boise, can’t find a job and is stuck working as a waitress When June runs smack dab into Reece Day, her new coworker, she knows to stay far away from him. After being away from the town Reece grew up in, his journey has brought him back to where it all began. Reece is searching for forgiveness, but also stumbles upon the lively and smart mouthed June, who is so clearly lost in herself. Reece catches June’s attention with his uncanny ability to always get under her skin, leaving her questioning what she really wants in life. Soon, June embarks on a journey of self-discovery to let go of the plan, because sometimes the unexpected surprises along the way are the most important and meaningful. Finding June is recommended for ages 17+ due to adult matters.  

About the Author
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Caitlin Kerry is obsessed with the stories we tell. Her love of reading and writing led her to accomplish a goal she set for herself at the age of seventeen. She has a degree in History and Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration. Caitlin is an avid tea drinker, hopeful adventurer, lover of music and often finds the best medicine is the quiet of nature. When Caitlin isn’t writing or reading she usually can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her geologist husband, always looking for the next adventure. She currently resides in Idaho. I love meeting new people. Feel free to say hi!  

Connect with Caitlin
Twitter: @CaitKerry | Instagram: Caitlove88

 

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Abigail Larson’s "Alice in Wonderland" Artwork

Happy almost March, y’all! So today I was gonna share a lovely piece by an artist I discovered back in January. Her name is Abigail Larson and she’s basically everything I love. She has the creepy, Burtonesque glow with the saccharine edge that I simply adore.

This particular piece is very Alice in Wonderland-y to me. And I believe that’s what is intended as well.

“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.”



Isn’t her work simply beautiful? That Alice piece is a favorite of mine along with a few others. I’ve included a few more below. See if you an guess which tale her pieces are from! If you figure it out make sure to leave the guess in the comments. 
So, what are y’all’s favorites? I really can’t pick one. I do know this though, I have got to learn how to draw like this.