Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post is book titles that are complete sentences. This one felt kind of silly and fun, but easy and after a week of not blogging – whoops – it was nice to have a little fun post to keep you guys satisfied ;)

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Short N’Sweet Book Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West

Welcome to the Short N’ Sweet Book Review! For the almost nine years that I’ve been reviewing books on this blog, I’ve written long, wordy reviews that, let’s be honest, not a lot of people are probably reading. This year I decided to shorten those reviews and get straight to the point – what is this book about, who wrote it, where you can find and a short review on what I loved, liked and maybe thought could be better.

Today’s review features a perfect summer read, reminiscent of those days when the possibilities of summer felt endless and full of Dirty Dancing vibes – Sunkissed by Kasie West.


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Struck Out – Book 2 of the Benched Trilogy – Is Available for Preorder! Here’s a Sneak Peek to Celebrate!

I may have been quiet on the author front these days but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten that I’m an author! I’ve just been…well, a little quieter about lately, probably because life is so BUSY right now! I am excited to say that Struck Out, the sequel to Benched – my debut romance novel that came out this September – is now available for preorder on Amazon! Kindle only unfortunately but still – very exciting news!

If you haven’t had a chance to read Benched yet, it tells the story of a freshman in college named Evie, who has grown up in Santa Isabella, a coastal California town obsessed with baseball. Evie’s had her heart shattered by baseball and wants nothing to do with it. That is, until the new shortstop from Kentucky transfers to her school and makes her question her rule to avoid baseball players at all costs.

Benched is currently available wherever you purchase your paperbacks or ebooks, including your local indie bookstore. Just log onto their website, search for Benched and order through their webstore!

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Blog Tour: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson {Review and Giveaway!}

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.

Two girls. One night. Zero phones.

Kat and Stevie—best friends, theater kids, polar opposites—have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong?

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to be a part of this blog tour today. I have known Morgan for YEARS and am always EAGER and maybe a little GREEDY when a new book comes out by her. In fact, this might be the first time that I’m not THERE when a new book comes out, to get my book signed. I am attending her virtual event via Chevalier’s Books and got my hands on a signed, personalized copy so there is that. AND I’m lucky enough to help spread the word this week about this wonderful book. Read on for details about the book and how to get your hands on your own copy!

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Summer is Coming…Here are Some PERFECT Summer Reads!

Guys, summer is here. Maybe not according to the calendar, since the first day of summer is technically June 20th but its been in the 70s, 80s and even the 90s here in Southern California and I am in serious bright sunny days and long warm summer nights. I’m already thinking about tanning at the beach and reading by the pool, with my WATERPROOF Kindle and county fairs and Thrifty ice cream cones from Rite Aid and the smell of sunscreen everywhere. I’m not a big fan of being hot and sweaty but I still love summer for all the possibilities. And one of the best parts of summer is being able to read a great summer book.

I don’t know what it is about summer but I want books that are bright and hopeful, full of love and hope and possibilities, ones where you can practically smell the sunscreen pouring off the page. I often avoid dark books in the fantasy and science fiction genres in the summer and burying myself in romances and stories that just feel like summer. Though I’m 33 and haven’t had a true summer vacation since I was about fifteen or sixteen years old, due to being in the workforce since I was about 17, I still remember the wonderful feeling of that last day of school and the expanse of freedom that seemed to stretch out in front of me and I love to read books nowadays that capture that.

Here are some books that I think are perfect summer reads –

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Happy National Superhero Day!

Today is National Superhero Day and I am SO here to celebrate that. I love anything superhero – mostly Marvel – but just superheroes in general. Superheroes bring out the best and worst in human nature and even though most of the time, superheroes have special powers or access to technology that makes them super, they are still human characters and I think that’s a huge reason that comic book superheroes have stood the test of time, over decades!

Now, let’s be real, I’m super partial to my female superheroes but I definitely have a lot of love to go around. I want to share some of MY favorite superheroes today and I’d love to hear what yours are so make sure to share in the comments!

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