Monday, November 23, 2015

Sinful by Jennifer Dawson: Book Tour & Review

by Jennifer Dawson

Series: Undone (Book #2)
Genre: Contemporary Romance Hear Level 4
Publication Date: November 17, 2015
Age Level: Mature (18+)
Format Read: e-book
Received Copy via: Caffeinated Book Reviewer for book tour 

I’ve wanted my brother’s best friend, Leo Santoro, for too many years to count.
No matter what I do, he won’t confront the attraction that burns between us.
It’s time to put him behind me once and for all.
I have no choice but to call his bluff.
And then I will walk away.

The last woman I should want is my best friend’s baby sister, Jillian Banks.
No matter what I do, she won’t ignore the attraction that burns between us.
It’s time she learns the real me.
The only promise I can make is that her fantasies are no match for reality.
And then I’ll watch her walk away.

Purchase Sinful by Jennifer Dawson: Amazon // B&N // Kobo // iTunes

     Let me begin by saying that if you haven't yet read Crave, the first book in the "Undone" series, you definitely should.  They can each be read as stand alones but I highly suggest reading them both.  You can check out my review of Crave HERE.

     I decided to start reading Sinful one night after the kids had gone to bed.  HaHa!  Big Mistake!  There was no putting my Kindle down until my eyes refused to stay open.  It was 2:30a when I finally went to sleep.  The next day was rough because I was literally running off of only 3 hours of sleep... with 4 kids!  haha... But what did I do instead of napping while the oldest were in school?  You're correct if you said "finish the book".  It may sound like I am complaining to some but if you're an avid reader, you know that this speaks VERY highly of the book in reference. 

     Every character in this book is amazingly written.  Each so complex in their own way.  They each have their strengths and weaknesses.  The chemistry between Jillian and Leo is feisty, fun, and quite complicated.  Even the supporting characters are given such individual personalities.  Especially my favorite, Brandon... Oh my Goodness, Brandon!  But you'll have to read to find out more about everyone.

     Jennifer Dawson as created an entire world of characters & story lines that I have absolutely fallen in love with.  The "Undone" series reads as if you could merely be observing the personal life of a friend or close family member.  It's a truly awesome story of friendship, family, love, & lust.  I highly recommend it!     
{5 Cups of Tea: One of the Best}

About the Author:

Jennifer Dawson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from DePaul University with a degree in psychology. She met her husband at the public library while they were studying. To this day she still maintains she was NOT checking him out. Now, over twenty years later they’re married living in a suburb right outside of Chicago with two awesome kids and a crazy dog. Despite going through a light FM, poem writing phase in high school, Jennifer never grew up wanting to be a writer (she had more practical aspirations of being an international super spy). Then one day, suffering from boredom and disgruntled with a book she’d been reading, she decided to put pen to paper. The rest, as they say, is history. These days Jennifer can be found sitting behind her computer writing her next novel, chasing after her kids, keeping an ever watchful eye on her ever growing to-do list, and NOT checking out her husband.

Connect with the Author:  Twitter // Facebook // Goodreads // Amazon Author Page
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

A "Bookish Bevil" Update


I want to apologize for being away for so long.  My laptop needed some repairs before the protection plan expired.  Never did I expect to still be without my computer almost three weeks later.  And then I received a call this morning to let me know that the new LCD screen isn't estimated to arrive until December 9th!!!!  I'm not pleased.  And that's really an understatement.

Not wanting to stay away from you guys any longer, here I am.  I'm typing this from my Kindle & trying to figure out how to make it until December without my clipart images, Photoshop, etc.  I can't promise my posts will be all pretty but I plan on trying to still share some posts while I wait for my computer to return.  I will edit the posts later to add images.  Please forgive me!

It has been rough not having access to my laptop, as you all can imagine, but I haven't been ignoring my book blogger duties.  There are many reviews to share with you & other bookish things.  I look forward to finally getting back into a semi-swing of things....

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Storybook Writing Update

Hiya, Pals!  I wanted to take some time to elaborate some more on my newest endeavor.  If you read my 'October Recap' post, you already know that I have recently started working on writing a children's book series.
This has been on my mind for a few months.  However, it wasn't until this past week that I actually set to work on getting the first book written.  It's still a rough draft (meaning, it could still change a bit) but I am super excited, none the less!

I'm not going to give an in-depth description but here is a quick run down:
  • It's a series featuring cute, adorable insects.
  • Each book is about a different insect.
  • The insect is faced with some issue that children can relate to.

The overall purpose of the series is to give children a cute way to see that they are not alone in what ever situation they are dealing with

I'm really not sure how many books there will be or how long each book will be.  It's still a new brainchild even though I've already put the first book down on paper.

My main top 3 goals at the current moment are:

- Find an illustrator.  Our roommate has said that he'd be interested in working with me but I'm still not 100% sure what I'm going to do.
- I need to learn more about the process of getting a children's book published.  This is all new to me.  I honestly never really planned on writing a children's book, let alone an entire series.
- I'd love to compile a list of main characters & their main "struggles".  This is something that I believe would be helpful when working on each book.  Especially for the illustrator.

Well, I look forward to sharing more details with y'all as things unfold.  This may all be something that I've only been planning on doing for a few months but it feels so good that it's all starting to come together... I have faith. I CAN do this!!
Thanks for listening!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cover Reveal: Numbers Ignite by Rebecca Rode

Numbers Ignite
Rebecca Rode
(Numbers Game, #2)
Publication date: January 26th 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
Treena and Vance think they’ve pulled out of the numbers game forever. They’re wrong.
After Treena’s disastrous attempt to unite the nation, she has the deaths of hundreds haunting her dreams. Now, with hatred and accusations following her past the border, she’s determined to leave that horrible day behind and find a peaceful, uneventful life with Vance and the settlers. But when she starts seeing mysterious figures hiding in the abandoned cities at night and uncovers a strange desert population, she realizes there’s a danger much greater than NORA to worry about—and she just abandoned her people to their fate.
Vance is a prisoner. Being rejected by the girl he loves and put on trial for betraying his clan are bad enough, but now he’s been framed for a crime he never committed. Their less-than-perfect refuge has become the political game of a madman, and Vance is the only one who can stop it—if he can keep from being executed first.
Treena and Vance are still very much in the game, and this time it will take everything they have to save those they love.
*Numbers Ignite is the sequel to the runaway Amazon #1 Bestseller, Numbers Game.
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Author Bio:
REBECCA RODE is an award-winning author, journalist, and mother of four. She is the author of the YA dystopian novel, NUMBERS GAME, and the inspirational book, HOW TO HAVE PEACE WHEN YOU'RE FALLING TO PIECES. She also writes for Deseret News,, FamilyShare, and Provo Daily Herald. However, her true love is writing for teenagers. She enjoys traveling, reading, and martial arts, and she has a ridiculous addiction to chocolate-banana shakes. Visit her at

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Monthly Recap: October 2015

     I wanted to take some time to kind if recap on what all has happened this month.  I plan on trying to share a post similar to this at the end of each month.  It's simply a rundown of all that has happened in the last month.  Highlights both book related & in my personal life.  Feel free to share share any of your own highlights in the comments.  Personal and/or bookish.  Thanks for caring enough to visit!

Books Read This Month:
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner
Crave by Jennifer Dawson
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Currently Reading:  I Was A Teenage Ghost Hunter by Brian K. Henry

Top 3 Blog Posts:
- 5 Booktubers that I Love
- Can't Look Away: Book Review
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown: Book Review

Personal Favorite:  80+ Zombie Tales to Devour  

I also shared 2 posts in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month & a post in honor of it also being National Pitbull Awareness month.  


$15 Amazon Gift Card: 
Still running & ends November 14th.  

On a Personal Note
     Not only did I post 14 blog posts, make 100+ new friends, & sign up for a couple new networking sites.  I also had quite a bit going on in my personal life.  

My 6 year old has surgery to get his tonsils removed.  His recovery wasn't as severe as it sometimes can be.  Thank Goodness!!  However, he was still out of school for 5 days & refused to take his pain medications.  It was all worth it though, he is truly like a different kids.  In a positive way...

My husband celebrated his 34th birthday this month, as well.  We took the kids out to eat at one of their favorite restaurants... Chili's.  It was nice to go out & spend time as a family.  With him being a truck driver, it really doesn't happen enough here lately.

I plan on sharing more about this one but I am currently planning a cute little book series for kids.  I'm not going to go into too much detail about it right now but I am happy to report that I have successfully come up with the words for the first one.  Now I'm working on the second book & looking for someone to illustrate them for me.  (Which our roommate may end up doing for me)  I am super excited because this is something I've been wanting to do for a few months now.

I also excepted a position as a Virtual Assistant.  The business is still in a slow stage right now but I am excited to be a part of something that has such potential to grow.  It's also a position that I've been wanting for a while now.  Perfect for me to do from home.  

We can't forget Halloween!  I will probably put a post together later in which I share photos from taking the kids Trick-or-Treating but I will say:  Logan (10) was a Black Ninja, Seth (6) was Spiderman, Emma (4) was a witch, & Charleigh (2) was a Bunny Rabbit.  It's not really one of my favorite holidays personally but the kids love it.  And that makes it all worth while.
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