16 Nov 2018

Never Say Die tour 2018

Last week I went to the Never Say Die tour in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and I had an amazing time! I went to the Never Say Die tour in 2015 and it was so amazing so when I found out that Alazka, Being As An Ocean and Northlane were coming this year, I just had to go!

First, I’m going to talk a bit about the Never Say Die tour. The Never Say Die tour is a metalcore concert tour in the UK and Europe to raise awareness of suicide, or just mental health in general. Hope For The Day is also present during this tour and gives a speech about mental health and suicide. All proceeds of Hope For The Day go to their suicide prevention and mental health education programming.

Casey © All Things Loud 
I think that going to this tour is also something personal because I struggle with my mental health and every time Hope For The Day gives their speech, I have to cry because it’s just so beautiful. It would mean a lot if you could check out their website: Hope For The Day and perhaps donate or buy something from their store if you can! I bought a beautiful t-shirt that you can see on my Instagram!

Now let’s talk about the bands! This year we have a list of 7 bands: Thousand Below, Currents, Polar, Casey, Alazka, Northlane and Being As An Ocean. My boyfriend and I arrived a little late so we didn’t go to see Thousand Below, but we did see all the other bands.

I really like checking out new bands and the Never Say Die tour is perfect for this because it’s so affordable. I’ve never heard of Currents, Polar and Casey before but I really liked them, especially Casey. Casey is a Welsh band and I think that their music is really beautiful and special. Their latest album, Where I Go When I’m Sleeping, is about mental health and that album really touched me. After the show, I looked up this album and it’s just so beautiful!

Northlane © All Things Loud
I’ve seen Alazka, Northlane and Being As An Ocean a few times now and they still amaze me with their music and talent. Alazka and Being As An Ocean are two of my favourite bands and seeing them always makes me smile. I love their music and the lyrics are so beautiful. Northlane is also an amazing band and I really liked their show!

The Never Say Die tour was amazing and I cannot wait for next year’s edition!

Taking Laura | Review

Title: Taking Laura
Series: A Broken Heart #3
Pages: 220 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

This world breeds monsters in the form of men. There is no justice or revenge or higher power that will intervene. The only thing you can do is walk away and leave everything you know and love behind… 

So that’s what I did.

Laura signs herself into a psychiatric ward. All she wants is to sleep at night and not fear what was to come. To her, the high gates and security means safety. That is until she meets Craig.

Craig is a recovering addict who has been clean for a year. The walls of the hospital offer him safety. He knows that when he leaves, he might not survive. His group of friends and everyday routine becomes his salvation. That is until he meets Laura.

Thrown together in a group assignment they must learn about each other, but they soon learn a lot about themselves and the picture isn’t always pretty.

Can you truly fix something that wasn’t just broken but shattered?

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Vi Carter!

Taking Laura is the third book in the A Broken Heart series and tells the story of Laura and Craig.

Taking Laura was such a good book and I think that this one if the best book in this series so far. Taking Laura is so different compared to Saving Grace and Claiming Amber, but in a good way. I think that this book is the best one so far because it deals with mental health, addiction and abuse, and is not just a romance book but so much more.

We all know Craig from Saving Grace and Claiming Amber, but we don’t know the Craig we’ve seen in this book. We get to know a different side of him thanks to Laura. I really liked the way Craig changed and that he dared to be honest with her. Laura is a new character who’s been through so much and learns how to deal with everything. I think that they bring out the best in each other and that’s something beautiful.

Taking Laura was amazing, fast paced and so well written. I really liked the story and I couldn’t stop reading because I had to know what was going to happen to Craig and Laura. I think that if I had the time, I would’ve finished it in one day. 

I cannot wait to read more books written by Vi Carter because she’s an amazing author and I love all her books!

15 Nov 2018

My Little Secret | Blog tour

Title: My Little Secret
Series: The Breaking Series #3
Author: Ember Leigh
Genre: Sports Romance
Release date: 12 November 2018

Synopsis
HAWK
Focus is my middle name. But Sadie makes me forget why I’m in town, what I’m here to win, why it all matters. That alone should tell me to stay the hell away. But I need more of her, even though I know she’s hiding something from me.I’ll do anything to keep her by my side. Just how far I’ll go will be my little secret.

SADIE
I’ve had my eye on Hawk for a long time now. Let’s just call him my MMA celebrity dream lover. So when I find myself in Denver at the same time as him, at the same bar as him…I have to say hi. But I sure as hell shouldn’t take it any farther than that. Because he’s in town for one reason: to fight my brother in the biggest televised MMA match of the year.
I can be good… Except I can’t.
But maybe I can make Hawk my little secret.



Review
This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ember Leigh and InkSlinger PR!

My Little Secret
is the third book in The Breaking Series, but can be read as a standalone. My Little Secret tells the story of Hawk and Sadie.

My Little Secret is the second book I’ve ever read about MMA and I’m really digging it. It’s just really interesting because MMA fascinates me and reading about it just really cool. The main focus of this book isn’t MMA, but it plays an important role for the characters.

My Little Secret is such a quick and fun story about two people who shouldn’t be dating, but still do it. This book is just perfect when you’re into a short and cute romance story. Hawk and Sadie are so funny together and I couldn’t stop smiling when I was reading My Little Secret.

This is the first book I’ve read by Ember Leigh and I really liked it. I cannot wait to check out her other books and book 1 and 2 of The Breaking Series!

About the author
Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

My Little Secret | Review

Title: My Little Secret
Series: The Breaking Series #3
Author: Ember Leigh
Pages: 121 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

HAWK
Focus is my middle name. But Sadie makes me forget why I’m in town, what I’m here to win, why it all matters. That alone should tell me to stay the hell away. But I need more of her, even though I know she’s hiding something from me. I’ll do anything to keep her by my side. Just how far I’ll go will be my little secret.

SADIE
I’ve had my eye on Hawk for a long time now. Let’s just call him my MMA celebrity dream lover. So when I find myself in Denver at the same time as him, at the same bar as him … I have to say hi. But I sure as hell shouldn’t take it any farther than that. Because he’s in town for one reason: to fight my brother in the biggest televised MMA match of the year. I can be good…
Except I can’t. But maybe I can make Hawk my little secret.



Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ember Leigh and InkSlinger PR!

My Little Secret
is the third book in The Breaking Series, but can be read as a standalone. My Little Secret tells the story of Hawk and Sadie.

My Little Secret is the second book I’ve ever read about MMA and I’m really digging it. It’s just really interesting because MMA fascinates me and reading about it just really cool. The main focus of this book isn’t MMA, but it plays an important role for the characters.

My Little Secret is such a quick and fun story about two people who shouldn’t be dating, but still do it. This book is just perfect when you’re into a short and cute romance story. Hawk and Sadie are so funny together and I couldn’t stop smiling when I was reading My Little Secret.

This is the first book I’ve read by Ember Leigh and I really liked it. I cannot wait to check out her other books and book 1 and 2 of The Breaking Series!