Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Audiobook Review: In Cold Chamomile by Joy Avon


Author: Joy Avon
Series: A Tea and Read Mystery #3
Narrator:  Laurel Lefkow
Audience: +18
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Length: 6 hours and 55 minutes
Release Date: February 11th 2020
My Rating: 4 Cups
Source: Spotify, Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Just in time for the holidays, In Cold Chamomile is sure to be a cupid's arrow aimed straight for your bookshelf.
Tea party organizer Callie Aspen learns that Cupid's arrows can be deadly when a Valentine's Day soiree ends in murder.

Callie Aspen can't think of a more appropriate place to spend Valentine's Day than her adopted hometown of Heart's Harbor, Maine. When she's not helping out at Book Tea, her great-aunt Iphy's vintage tearoom, Callie's adorning Haywood Hall with hearts and roses for the big Valentine's event, where townspeople will fall in love with sweet treats, heartwarming music, and delightful books. But tension is brewing: The librarian argues with the expert who is on hand to appraise precious volumes. And Iphy is shocked to recognize the baritone who's slated to sing at the event as an old acquaintance--one she'd hoped she'd never meet again. And then, when a dead body is discovered, the stirring spoon of suspicion points at the many people who had reasons to want the victim dead.

When Iphy's old acquaintance draws the attention of Deputy Ace Falk, Callie finds herself in a spot. Ace, as usual, doesn't want Callie involved, but how can she ignore Iphy's anguish over the fate of a man she cares for more than she will admit? Bringing the killer to justice may endanger Callie's budding relationship with Ace--and, quite possibly, her own life.

Callie and the Book Tea crew may think they have this case in the bag, but un-kettling truths are yet to be decanted.
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC from Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review

One of the genres I've always meant to delve more into has been cozy mystery. I've read a few over the years, but this is the first time when I've read more than one in a month, and I'm very happy that I started delving deeper into the genre. The first one I read this month has been In Cold Chamomile by Joy Avon. It's also my first book by this author and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Let me tell you all about it.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Book Review: Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim




Author: Elizabeth Lim
Series: The Blood of Stars #2
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: High Fantasy, Fairy tale retelling
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 7th 2020
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. The boy she loves is gone, and she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor’s bride-to-be to keep the peace.

But the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within. Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing . . . glancing in the mirror to see her own eyes glowing red, losing control of her magic, her body, her mind. It’s only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, but she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her country.

YA fantasy readers will love the sizzling forbidden romance, mystery, and intrigue of Unravel the Dusk.

*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

It's been a month since I read this book and I still have a TON of feelings about it. I'm sad that it's over, I'm glad it ended the way it did, and for the first time ever I believed that something was going to happen and I honestly wasn't angry that it may happen. Let me try to put into words what I'm feeling about this book, okay?

Monday, September 7, 2020

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüms 5-8 Review


Genre: Rom - Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
 Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

It's been a hot minute since I last reviewed my favorite Dizi and for that I am sorry. It's not that I stopped watching, it's that I've had a few things on my mind and there was never enough time, and then after a few episodes I had to ask myself how the heck can I ever catch up. Today I decided not even to try catching up, so I'm going to review bölüms 5 through 8 all in one post. I promise this won't go on forever though, so don't worry if you think you'll have to read what could be considered a novella. I'll only highlight my favorite scenes from the episodes and general impressions of where the story is headed to. Let's get started, shall we?

Monday, August 31, 2020

Blog Tour Book Review: Bayou Baby by Lexi Blake


Author: Lexi Blake
Series: Butterfly Bayou #2
Audience:  +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: August 25th 2020
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Social Butterfly PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):
A heartwarming contemporary romance set in Louisiana's Butterfly Bayou from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

Seraphina Guidry loves Butterfly Bayou. A young, single mom, she’s trying to find a place for herself in the town she cherishes, but past mistakes have made her wary. She adores her son but has sworn off men. She's dedicated herself to restoring an historic house and building her own business. A quiet life is all she wants.

Harrison Jefferys never expected to find himself in small-town Louisiana, but he has a job to do and a family to reconnect with. After years in the Army, he’s happy to spend time with his Aunt Celeste and his cousins in such an idyllic spot. When he meets Seraphina, he starts to think Papillion might be a great place to call home. But a secret from Sera’s past rears its head and threatens to tear the community apart.


Caught between the woman he’s coming to love and the only family he has left, Harry knows he has to follow his heart and with the help of the crazy, loving, meddling locals find a way to keep them both.
*Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of this book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

We're back in Papillon, baby! I've been so excited for a new book in the Butterfly Bayou series, and I'm very happy to end my summer reading with this book. It's one of the most heartwarming books I've read lately. Yes, I did cry, because this is a Lexi Blake book. Are you really shocked by that? No? Okay then. Really though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Let me tell you all about it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Audiobook Review: The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews


Author: Amy Andrews
Series: N/A
Narrator: Shirl Rae
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Length: 9 hours and 25 minutes
Release Date: December 10th 2019 (first published April 8th 2019)
My Rating: 4 Cups
Source: Spotify, Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):

Marshall Dyson wants one thing and one thing only: to raze his grandfather’s island to the ground. Everything is ready to go––except for the freakin’ bunnies! Hundreds of the furry critters hopping about and multiplying before his eyes. And then there’s the American Bunny League, along with one distractingly beautiful veterinarian, taking him to court to save them...

Dr. Augusta “Gus” North can’t believe the grumpy–and annoyingly hot–builder she’s facing in court cares more about demo-ing some cabin than the lives of 200 bunnies. But when the judge orders Marshall to stay on the island and help her rehome the rabbits – the entire month – she knows they’re going to need to lay some ground rules.

Like, for example, absolutely no kissing. Might as well go ahead and get that in writing. Sure it’s on a napkin, but that still counts.

How hard could it be to keep their hands off each other amidst all the fighting? Surprisingly, harder than wrangling 200 bunnies...

*Disclaimer: I received an eARC from Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As such my review may reference content intended for an adult audience

In my quest to read as many ARCs as possible during this year's edition of ARC August I decided to check and see if I could find any of them as audiobooks, because why not multitask while working? Thankfully one such book was The Kissing Contract. I knew I was going to enjoy it, because it's an Amy Andrews book, but I didn't quite expect the story to be this cute. I remember when I saw it on NetGalley and I knew I wanted to read it, because it was Amy Andrews, and even then I did not look at the blurb. Unfortunately, I'm a mood reader, so sometimes that means I don't read certain stories right away. Thankfully I was in the mood to read it now, and guys, I am very happy I did. Let me tell you all about it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Comic Book Tuesday: Asterix Omnibus #2 by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Author: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illustrations)
Series: Astérix le Gaulois
Audience: +7
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Papercutz
Release Date: July 14th 2020
My Rating: 3.5 Cups
Source: Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Asterix mixes it up with everyone from Julius Caesar to Cleopatra in this outstanding Omnibus!

After conquering Europe, where this feisty, little warrior is a true pop culture super-star, Asterix is invading America with another three classic adventures, newly translated into American English. Asterix conquered Europe ironically by keeping his tiny village in Gaul from being conquered by the Roman Empire. Turns out, Asterix and his fellow villagers have a secret weapon, a potion that imbues them all with super strength. But the Romans aren’t about to give up no matter how many times Asterix and his friends fend them off. These classic comics are not only incredibly entertaining, filled with humor, adventure, and great characters, but the historic figures are brought to life in a way that’s exciting and humanizing, providing educational elements to each story, similar to the Geronimo Stilton graphic novels.
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from Papercutz and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

I'm back with another comic book review and guys, this is probably my most anticipated read. Let me give you a little backstory before I begin, shall we? So child Ruby had the chance to discover comic books...erm... over 20 years ago. But she had no idea that girls read comic books, much less that it wasn't just for children. So she didn't take advantage of the chance. Because my first comic book, that I have no idea how I ended up owning, by the way, is Asterix and Cleopatra. Unfortunately I don't have it where I live now, otherwise I probably would have devoured it by now. Which brings us to today's review.

The minute I saw an Asterix comic on NetGalley, I knew I had to jump on it. I was fortunate enough to be granted my request, and here we are. Let's get started!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hello my dear readers! Finally, my favorite topic. I know, I know, it's not often that book adaptations are just as amazing as the source material, but since we're on a "should be" type of post, we can dream that our favorite books will have 5-star adaptations. Let's dive right in!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Book Review: Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim


Author: Elizabeth Lim
Series: The Blood of Stars #1
Audience:  Young Adult
Genre: High Fantasy, Fairy tale retelling
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 9th 2019
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia's task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

Steeped in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering with magic, this young adult fantasy is pitch-perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas or Renée Ahdieh.
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

Spin The Dawn is one of the books I've been deathly afraid to read. The more of my friends were reading it and loving it, the more I was afraid of reading it. Thankfully ARC August happened and Soph @ Bookwyrming Thoughts had been lovingly and gently pestering urging me to add this book to my TBR, and since I also had the sequel, I decided this was the time. I did not expect to love this book as much as I did, and if you take nothing else from my review, know that I am very tempted to double my rating into a 10-cups rating, which I've never done. EVER. In 10 years of blogging. So there you have it. Let's get to it, shall we?

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hello my dear readers! We've all done it. We've all read book we loved but never reviewed them on our blogs. I'm guilty of this. There's no real reason why some books end up reviewed on my blog while others don't. It's usually a matter of time. If I read a book just to read it, I usually move on to the next book and then the next, and by the time I remember to review certain books, I end up not remembering the finer details of the first book enough to write a proper review. It doesn't mean I completely forget about it, it just means I don't have enough material to write more than "omg I loved this". Let's start with the post though.

Comic Book Tuesday: Blackbird by Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel, Triona Farrell


Author: Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel (Artist), Triona Farrell (Colourist)
Series: Blackbird #1-6
Audience: +16
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: May 14th 2019
My Rating: 3 Cups
Source: Image Comics
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Nina Rodriguez knows a hidden magical world run by ruthless cabals is hiding in Los Angeles. When a giant magic beast kidnaps her sister, Nina must confront her past (and her demons) to get her sister back and reclaim her life. Don't miss the first collection of the smash-hit neo-noir fantasy series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL (Mighty Thor)!

Collects BLACKBIRD #1-6

*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from Image Comics in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Trigger warning: substance abuse

Aside from books, I've collected some comic book ARCs over the last few months and I thought that it's finally time to read them. First up is this really interesting story by Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel, and Triona Farrell. Let's dive right into it.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Book Review: Chasing Bliss by Lexi Blake


Author: Lexi Blake
Series: Nights in Bliss, Colorado #7
Audience:  +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date: April 23rd 2019 (first published August 10th 2012)
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Social Butterfly PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Re-released in a second edition with new content.

Gemma Wells came to Bliss, Colorado, after a scandal cost her everything. Utterly lost, the disgraced attorney built walls so high that she thinks no one can get through them. She’s given up on love, friendship, and all matters of the heart.

Jesse McCann and Cade Sinclair have floated through life, enjoying the world around them, but never allowing themselves to become a part of it. One look at the pretty attorney and Jesse realizes he’s finally found a reason to stay put. Cade isn’t so sure. He’s crazy about her, but he also knows he doesn’t deserve her.

As they begin to find their way together, a dark secret from Gemma’s past threatens to wreck their futures. Her ex-fiancé is back, bringing danger with him, and their time is running out. Jesse and Cade have to melt this Ice Queen’s heart, or she might not leave Bliss alive.
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

I finally got to read Gemma's story, guys!! I'm so happy! I truly feel like my month is complete, and this is not me exaggerating. I come back to the world of Bliss, Colorado with a giant smile on my face each and every time, and with each book I finish, my smile gets bigger. This series has become sort of like my "reset" series: whenever I need to read something I know I'll love, I go to Bliss. Gemma's story is no different. Let me tell you all about it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors In the Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hello my dear readers! Today's prompt is very interesting. It also erm...proved to be very difficult. Because you wouldn't believe how much I had to scroll through my read shelf on GR to find books with colors in the titles. I found out that way that I read so many books with "dark", "shadows", and "blood" in the title, and those should count as colors. Anyway. After much searching I found the books. So here we go!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Book Review: Sinner by Sierra Simone






Author: Sierra Simone
Series: Priest #2
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 15th 2018
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Freebie
Blurb (from Goodreads):
I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.
What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18.
They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.
My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.

Sinner.

***Sinner is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell's brother Sean. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Sinner***
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from an author newsletter. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

You know those books that you read and you love, but you have to wait to write a review, because you just don't know how to put your feelings into words? This was me with Sinner. I read this book back in January, but it took me 8 months to get over my love for it to be able to form intelligent words and sentences about it. Because Sinner is more than just a taboo erotic romance, so much more.

Sunday Post #11: Welcome, August!

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I'm very surprised that the month of July went by so fast. I wasn't expecting that. It's like yesterday was July 1st and now here we are on August 2nd. Wild!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Audiobook Review: A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole



Author: Alyssa Cole
Series: Reluctant Royals #1
Narrator: Karen Chliton
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
Release Date: April 12th 2018 (first published February 27th 2018)
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Spotify
Blurb (from Goodreads):
From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a city Cinderella and her Prince Charming in disguise . . .

Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise.

Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown.

The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?


Selected as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018!
This was my very first Alyssa Cole book, but since a ton of my bookstagram friends and book blogger friends loved it, I knew I was going to love it as well. What I didn't expect was how much I would end up loving this book. Let me tell you all about why you should read this book!

Friday, July 31, 2020

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 4 Review

Genre: Rom - Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
 Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin


Summary (source: IMDB):
Eda, stressed with all the bad news she received in a row, fell asleep in Serkan's arms again. Moreover, this time they have a serious problem, Selin and Ferit want to come for a home visit. However, there is no house where they are living together. They have to make preparations, time is running out, a lot has to be done, and all that Serkan thinking of is work, work and work again. Eda's friends are sure that Serkan is having a relationship with Selin. They caught them hand in hand and eye to eye. While trying to prepare the house, Eda tries to convince them that everything is fine. Eda, after doing everything she can to host her guests in the best way all day, receive news from an unexpected source which is the last straw of her patience. And things get out of hand.
This episode is one of my top 3 episodes in TV history. And I've watched a lot of TV shows. We have hilarious jealousy scenes, hilarious bets, a sexy cooking scene, and some very sweet scenes, all in one episode and guys....if you've ever wondered if you should watch this show, this is me telling you that yes, yes you do need to watch this show.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 3 Review

Genre: Rom - Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
 Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

Summary  (source: IMDB):
Serkan Bolat and Eda Yildiz are engaged. This news of course falls into the society like a bomb; everyone is after Eda, what kind of person she is, what does she do for a living and where does she graduate. Eda is left alone in this showy, false world. The only think in Serkan's mind is work, because he knows that Kaan Karadag is up to something sneaky..
Whoaaa!! What. An. Episode. Guys...  This episode of Sen Çal Kapımı had everything a romcom fan can possibly wish for and more. And because this is Ayşe writing, the little details that enhance the story even more made this episode one of my top 3 TV episodes I have ever seen. Let's get started, because we have a lot to talk about.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday Chatter: 5 Tips For Getting Over A Reading Slump


Wednesday Chatter is a weekly feature at Ruby's Books where we'll be talking about anything and everything related to books and reading. Click here if you want to see what we talked about in the previous weeks

WARNING: Some bad words might be used in the following post. Don't say I didn't warn you!



Hello my fellow readers! It's been a while since I've done a discussion post, but I decided today was the day. Not only do I feel like I've won over my blogging slump, I feel the same way for my reading slump. Fingers crossed it lasts, because honestly reading slumps are horrible for us book lovers! I'm going to tell you how I did it, hopefully you guys will find some of these tips helpful.

Let's get right into it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Need To Catch Up On

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Hello my dear readers! Today's prompt is a freebie, which means we can pick whatever topic we want to talk about. I'm going to talk about series. Predictable, right? Well, I have A TON of series I need to catch up on, series that I never meant to give up on, but that life just got in the way of me keeping on reading them. Since 2020 is a sort of back to basics year for me in terms of my reading, I'm planning on catching up with these series because I miss them. So let's get started!

Monday, July 27, 2020

ARC August 2020 Sign Up Post

It's time my dear friends for our annual ARC August readathon. In case you don't know what ARC August is it's basically a month-long reading challenge where you commit to reading ARCs. It's a challenge hosted by the wonderful girls from Read.Sleep.Repeat.

This year they're doing things a little differently, There's no need for a sign-up post, it's all going to be a no-stress readathon, which based on the year we're all having, I think sounds FANTASTIC. Head over to the announcement post on their blog to read all about this year's edition. In the meantime, let me tell you all about my TBR.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sunday Post #10: The Week In Which Nothing Happened

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Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Can you guys believe this is the last weekend of July? Because I cannot. Where did the month go?

TV Madness: Bay Yanlış Bölüm 5 Review




Genre: Rom - Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Deniz Yorulmazer
 Starring: Can YamanÖzge Gürel
Summary (source: IMDB)
After meeting Serdar in Göcek, Ezgi and Özgür start thinking about what to do when they learn that Serdar will also attend Ebru's wedding. Their friends try to come up with ideas and help them to survive the wedding. Meanwhile, Sevim and Nevin get along very well, and with the guidance of Fitnat, they begin to plan to overcome Ezgi and Özgür. Ezgi and Özgür also pretend not to fit each other in order not to upset their families. This makes their families skeptical about the marriage of the two.
Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest recap and review of the Bay Yanlış episode. Buckle up, because this episode was awesome! Just when things were starting to get good, things get more complicated. And because one complication isn't enough, well, how about a weekend full of complications? That's what Ezgi and Özgür have to deal with in the latest episode of Bay Yanlış and I'm here to tell you all about it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

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Hello my dear readers! Today's prompt is about book events that I'm excited to participate in, but since I'm an international blogger, I feel like "All Of Them" would be not only the most appropriate answer, but it would also make this post insanely short. Because of this I'm going to talk about my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2020, a prompt I missed at the end of June

Monday, July 20, 2020

Liebster Award


I've been hoarding tags and awards for a while now and it's time to finally make a dent in my collection. I've been nominated to the Liebster Award by Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen a while ago. Here are the rules:


Rules

  • Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  • Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you                                   
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  • Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

Let's get started! 

Audiobook Review: Loki Ascending by Asa Maria Bradley


Author: Asa Maria Bradley
Series: Viking Warriors #3
Narrator: Lisa Flanagan
Audience: +18
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Release Date: March 24th 2020 (first published December 31st 2019)
My Rating: 4.5 Cups
Source: Spotify
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Loki wants to end the world
Only immortal Vikings can stop him...if she can cure them

Scott Brisbane has been in love with immortal Viking healer Irja Vainio for years, but as a human, let his fear hold him back. Now that Scott has finally earned his place with the tribe whose king his sister married, there's nothing standing in the way of his true feelings. But Irja knows that getting close to someone is a death sentence...

When the Viking warriors start falling into comas one by one, Irja is desperate to stop the illness from spreading. Without a cure, she'll have to rely on magic she hasn't used for centuries--magic that taught her to never let anyone get close. When the evil god Loki offers her the cure, it comes with a steep price that could cost Irja and Scott everything...
Ever since I read the first book in this series I was interested in finding out what was going to happen with Scott, the queen's brother. Finally, the time has come for his story to be told, and it is glorious. His heroine, Irja the healer, was such a doll, and their story was awesome. Let me tell you all about it.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sunday Post #9: Just Another Quiet Summer Week

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!

This week was rather quiet. We've had some cooler days, finally, and the weather was just perfect. I did start my working out routine and I have to say, I'm feeling pretty well so far. I'm still struggling with watching what I eat, but I'm doing better. Mostly I'm proud that I've managed to keep a workout schedule, and I'm ready to be able to push myself further. I'm doing the 30 days of yoga challenge hosted by Adrienne @ Yoga With Adrienne, as well as one of the workouts from Chloe Ting. I figured out how to best do these for me, so I have a pretty nice schedule. I hope I'll be able to keep this up. Other than that I've been reading some books, and I even blogged hopped, which I haven't done in a while. On top of that I've kept up my Turkish lessons, which makes me happy.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

TV Madness: Bay Yanlış Bölüm 4 Review




Genre: Rom - Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Deniz Yorulmazer
 Starring: Can YamanÖzge Gürel
Summary (source: IMDB)
Cansu and Deniz are shocked when they learn that Ezgi went to Göcek with Özgür as per an agreement. Even though Ozan notices the he has spilled the secret at the last minute, he has to explain everything with the pressure of Deniz. Cansu and Deniz are not comfortable. Since they are afraid that Ezgi will fall in love with Özgür, they go after them and go to Göcek. In the meantime, a day full of adventure and tension awaits Ezgi and Özgür, who fell on a deserted island as a result of the troubles they had, and their friends and families who could not reach them were looking for them everywhere in panic.
This week's episode of Bay Yanlış has got to be the funniest thing I've ever seen on TV. I can't exactly pinpoint what my favorite scene is, because it was all awesome. Also, I'm pretty sure this was the longest episode so far from this series. I also want to mention that I haven't watched the full episode with subs yet, so I won't be going too in depth with some scenes. So let's get started, because there's a lot to talk about.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Blog Tour Book Review: Stealing Summer by Lexi Blake


Author: Lexi Blake
Series: Hunter #5, Thieves #10
Audience:  +18
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date: July 14th 2020
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Social Butterfly PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):
From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lexi Blake comes a new epic-length story in her Thieves/Hunter world…

A daughter lost

Summer has spent her whole life wondering about the family she left behind. On the night she came into being she only had a few moments with them. In that brief time, she reached out to her father, looking deep into his soul, and gifted him the will to go on. But now she is the one in need. Once a child made of pure magic, she is forced to live as a mortal. Her power caused great harm, and she has sworn never to let it happen again. With her friends beside her, she tries her best to help those she can. If that requires her to do a little thievery, well, she is her mother’s daughter, after all.

Everything changes when a woman falls from the sky and Summer meets the handsome vampire named Marcus Vorenus. Just as her past begins to catch up with her, she might have finally met her future.

A mother discovered

Kelsey Owens went searching for Dev and Marcus but all she found was a trap. She was pulled through a magical painting and thrown smack into the middle of a battle on a foreign plane of existence. Luckily she’s good in a fight. Saving the woman targeted by the horde of brutal soldiers, Kelsey is shocked by her resemblance to her queen. As Kelsey investigates the mystery surrounding Summer Donovan-Quinn, she also hunts for a way back to the husbands and son she just claimed.

A queen exiled

Zoey Donovan-Quinn is not happy. The wizard Myrddin is back, her marriage is troubled, and she is sure those two problems are connected. But nothing is more worrying than Dev’s sudden disappearance. When she and Daniel go looking for him, they are drawn into a world thought lost to the Earth plane. Danger awaits them there, but so does the daughter they thought they would never see again. She hopes they survive their reunion.

Three heroines. One mystery. And an ending that will change the Thieves world forever…
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of his book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

I just finished reading this book and my head is spinning. I don't even know how to put all my feelings into words right now, but I'll try my best. Because Lexi Blake has gone and done it again, folks. She's written a fantastic story, and I don't know how I'm supposed to feel right now. Let's get started, because there is a lot to talk about.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 2 Review


Genre: Rom - Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
 Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin
Summary (source: IMDB):

While Serkan Bolat held a press conference about an important international investment, the meeting broke up when Eda stuck to his lips. Now, Serkan has a prestige to save and Eda has to fix the mistake she made. The solution is simple: they will pretend to be engaged for 2 months. Serkan's prestige will be saved and Eda's university final class payment will be made in return. There is only one problem, to convince family and friends that they are in love with each other at first sight.

Whoaaa!! What. An. Episode. Guys... 24 hours later and I am still in shock. This episode of Sen Çal Kapımı had everything a romcom fan can possibly wish for and more. And because this is Ayşe writing, the little details that enhance the story even more made this episode one of my top 3 TV episodes I have ever seen. Let's get started, because we have a lot to talk about.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Release Blitz: Stealing Summer by Lexi blake

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Three heroines. One mystery. And an ending that will change the Thieves world forever…
Stealing Summer, the highly anticipated, final installment in the Hunter: Thieves series by New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is available now! 

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From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Lexi Blake comes a new epic-length story in her Thieves/Hunter world…
A daughter lost
Summer has spent her whole life wondering about the family she left behind. On the night she came into being she only had a few moments with them. In that brief time, she reached out to her father, looking deep into his soul, and gifted him the will to go on. But now she is the one in need. Once a child made of pure magic, she is forced to live as a mortal. Her power caused great harm, and she has sworn never to let it happen again. With her friends beside her, she tries her best to help those she can. If that requires her to do a little thievery, well, she is her mother’s daughter, after all.
Everything changes when a woman falls from the sky and Summer meets the handsome vampire named Marcus Vorenus. Just as her past begins to catch up with her, she might have finally met her future.
A mother discovered
Kelsey Owens went searching for Dev and Marcus but all she found was a trap. She was pulled through a magical painting and thrown smack into the middle of a battle on a foreign plane of existence. Luckily she’s good in a fight. Saving the woman targeted by the horde of brutal soldiers, Kelsey is shocked by her resemblance to her queen. As Kelsey investigates the mystery surrounding Summer Donovan-Quinn, she also hunts for a way back to the husbands and son she just claimed.
A queen exiled
Zoey Donovan-Quinn is not happy. The wizard Myrddin is back, her marriage is troubled, and she is sure those two problems are connected. But nothing is more worrying than Dev’s sudden disappearance. When she and Daniel go looking for him, they are drawn into a world thought lost to the Earth plane. Danger awaits them there, but so does the daughter they thought they would never see again. She hopes they survive their reunion.
Three heroines. One mystery. And an ending that will change the Thieves world forever…

Stealing Summer out now

Download your copy today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ut7gr9 Apple Books: https://apple.co/2XNvwGM Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/StealingSummer Nook: https://bit.ly/2Aafiyv Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhN8JQ Google Play: https://bit.ly/2AiPrUZ 
Add STEALING SUMMER to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2BHOQwj 
 
About Lexi Blake
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New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, she’s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.
 
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hello my dear readers! Today's book is all about books that make me smile. I love books that put a smile on my face. Especially during these strange times, I believe we need a distraction from reality, and what better way to achieve that than with books that are truly fun to read? Let's get started, shall we?

Monday, July 13, 2020

Book Review: Hands Down by Mariana Zapata


Author: Mariana Zapata
Series: N/A
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date:  July 2nd 2020
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: My copy
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Before he was Big Texas, he was Zac the Snack Pack.

Bianca Brannen knows time—mostly—heals all wounds. Including those your once loved ones might have unintentionally given you. (Those just take longer.)

She thinks she’s ready when a call has her walking back into her old friend’s life. Or at least as prepared as possible to see the starting quarterback in the National Football Organization. Before the lights, the fans, and the millions, he’d been a skinny kid with a heart of gold.

Waltzing out of Zac Travis’s life should be easy. Just as easy as he walked out of hers.
Whenever Mariana Zapata comes out with a new book, my heart does a weird thing. That's because I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's going to be a fantastic story. Whether she writes about sports, adult entertainers, or tattoo shop owners, this woman can make a story seem like the best love story in the world. So when I heard that she had a new book coming out I knew I had to grab it as soon as possible. And when I got it, I started reading it as fast as I could.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sunday Post #8: July - Best Month Of 2020

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!

I've finally found my groove again. I haven't talked about this much publicly, but the quarantine messed up my blogging schedule big time. If it weren't for the buddy read and review journey I was on with Jamsu @ Jamsudreams I probably wouldn't have blogged at all for the past few months. I would just stare at the text and HTML editors blankly without having any words come to me, even though I had the ideas. Something happened though in the past few weeks and I'm here to tell you all about it. Because I do believe July is the best month of 2020.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

TV Madness: Bay Yanlış Bölüm 3 Review




Genre: Rom - Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Deniz Yorulmazer
 Starring: Can YamanÖzge Gürel

Summary (source: IMDB)


Ezgi and Özgür, who last fought and canceled the deal, are shocked when they learn that they will work together. Ozan, who witnesses these moments, does not know what to do. It is very important for Ozan to work with Ezgi, even though he talks to Özgür and tries to fix the situation it's unsuccessful. Meanwhile, a second shock awaits Ezgi. In the face of this incident, Ezgi questions herself and thinks she act wrong with Özgür. She wants to fix her relationship with Özgür. Ezgi's wish to come to the wedding makes Özgür happy. Both are prepared to set out to play a game, unaware of what will happen to them.
Oh this was such a fun episode, guys! Full of shenanigans, awesome banter, Ezgi and Özgür being an awesome team, as well as some drama. Let's dive right in, because there's a lot to talk about.

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