20 Jun 2018

Top 5 websites for book bloggers

I’ve been a book blogger for such a long time and I recently made a book blogger list. I noticed that there were a lot of book bloggers that didn’t use the websites that I use so that’s why I wanted to make this blog post.

1. Goodreads
I know everyone uses this website but I still wanted to mention it. Goodreads is where it all started for me. There was this one day when I was looking for quotes and I came across Goodreads and I immediately fell in love. I love that you can add all the books that you want to read, have read, … This is also the website where I got my first ever ARC copy!

If you would like to follow/be friends on Goodreads, click here to check out my profile!

2. Netgalley
Netgalley is an amazing website to receive ARC copies. You can read so many ARCs from so many different genres, it’s just amazing! You can read books from small authors and even from big authors like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Michelle Hodkin, … But it’s also possible that you won’t get the ARC. ARCs from big authors need to be requested and the publisher can decline that request. But don’t let that discourage you! I love using Netgalley for discovering new authors and I did discover a lot of amazing authors via Netgalley!

Click here to discover Netgalley.

3. Chapter by Chapter
Chapter by Chapter is the first blog tour service I discovered. I don’t know how I stumbled upon the website, but I immediately signed up. This blog tour service is mainly focused on Young Adult books and Middle Grade books with a variety from fantasy to dystopian to romance.

Click here to discover Chapter by Chapter.

Xpresso Book Tours
4. Xpresso Book Tours
Xpresso BookTours is the second blog tour service I stumbled upon. This book tour service, unlike Chapter by Chapter, is a service for all genres. You can have New Adult, Adult, Young Adult, Thriller, Fantasy, … just everything! There are not only book tours with this service, but also cover reveals, book blitzs and just plain simple review copies.

Click here to discover Xpresso Book Tours

5. Book Reviews 4 You

I recently signed up for Book Reviews 4 You, but I haven’t read any of their books yet. Book Reviews 4 You is a book review service with books from all kinds of genres. This service is not for book tours, it’s only a service for book reviews. I cannot wait to try out their service!

Click here to discover Book Reviews 4 You.

Note that these pictures were taken a month before this blog post is uploaded because I was making a lot of blog posts due to my exams in June. At the moment there are other books on the homepage of these websites.

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18 Jun 2018

Fangs & Fins | Review

Title: Fangs & Fins
Series: Blood, Bloom & Water
Author: Amy McNulty
Pages: 332 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Rating: ★★★


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

Fangs & Fins is the first book in the Blood, Bloom & Water series and tells the story of Ember and her step-sister Ivy. They are both opposites, but they have one thing in common: having the interest of a vampire and a merman…

Fangs & Fins is such an interesting concept! I really like that there are vampires and mermaids in this book. I’ve never read about these 2 creatures combined in 1 book so that made Fangs & Fins definitely original!

I liked the main characters, Ember and Ivy, because they were both opposites but at the same time they weren’t a bit shallow. It felt like the characters weren’t really persons and I couldn’t connect with them. I had the same feeling with Dean and Calder, they both seemed great but they weren’t that deep.

The story itself was interesting but slow-paced. I had a hard time reading this book because the writing style just wasn’t my thing and I didn’t always like the double perspective. Sometimes I didn’t want to read in Ember’s perspective or sometimes I didn’t want to read in Ivy’s perspective. I just wasn’t feeling the characters.

Besides the negative points, I’m still interested in reading the sequel, Salt & Venom!

15 Jun 2018

Wilt | Cover reveal

Title: Wilt
Series: The Order Series #2
Author: Nikki Rae
Genre: Dark Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release date: 30 June 2018

       When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask.  A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master Jager will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms.
 The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches.
 In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her. 

Pre-order link:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPMK4HQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1528909970&sr=8-6&keywords=nikki+rae

Author bio
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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14 Jun 2018

Renegade | Cover reveal

Today Mallory McCartney and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for Renegade, her new Adult Fantasy Romance which releases July 3, 2018! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!
On to the reveal!

Title: Renegade
Series: Black Dawn #0.5
Author: Mallory McCartney
Pub. Date: 3 July 2018
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Format: ebook
Find it: Goodreads

See where Black Dawn Rebellion was born in this prequel!

Title: Black Dawn
Series: Black Dawn #1
Author: Mallory McCartney
Release Date: 14 February 2017
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Pages: 352
Formats: Paperback, ebook
Find it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

Exclusive Excerpt!

Exhaling, the prince took him off guard as he lifted his eyebrow. “What I don’t understand is how the Faes have achieved such loyalty. What did they do?”

He chewed his bottom lip as he hopped over a fallen tree trunk. He looked to Marquis. “They were the dreamers in a time when culture, creativity, and equality were being butchered. The Academy was the foundation of that dream, for desolates, for the people with weaker abilities. For everyone. The people of Kiero followed Roque because they can’t fear him, they can only admire him. How brave he was for standing up to his father, for breaking free of his reign to start his own.”

Marquis chewed his lip. “It sounds like you have a different opinion of him.”

He threw out his hands. “I was born at the Academy. Raised in the Academy. Who am I to doubt the intentions of the Faes? They are practically family.”

Shrugging, Marquis cooed, “Sometimes it is the ones closest to us that betray us first.”

About Mallory
Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops. 

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