Literary Friday, ya’ll….

 

It’s the first Friday of 2018. We’ve been having frigid temperatures the past few days and I’ve been bundling up and staying warm as much as I can. My kitty cats have been staying in and I’ve been wearing my Ugg knock off slippers (5 bucks at Sam’s Club and they are very comfy!) so my feet are extra toasty and warm.

I’ve been reading The Last Mrs.Parrish (enjoying so far!) and I got back to listening to Up and Vanished podcast (I only have a few episodes left!)

I’m also one of the co-hosts of #InstaWithBooks #NewYearWithBooks- and you should def be participating!

Let’s kick off this first Literary Friday of 2018! Continue reading

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Literary Friday ya’ll….

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I bet ya’ll thought I just decided to quit Literary Friday postings, right? I’ll be honest, I’ve felt a struggle over the past few weeks as blog life, real life, and all the things I want to do in both lives have been tugging at me. So, Literary Friday has gotten the short end of the stick ūüė¶¬† SIGH.

 

Meanwhile…. in other news- it’s been a hashtag blessed week as my new niece is now here! She’s got ten yummy fingers and toes that I cannot wait to play “This little piggy” with. Seeing her big sister, Miss A, loving on Little A made my heart SO SO SO SO full this week. Miss A will be spending the weekend with me and we have a big weekend planned- supper at Longhorns (that gal loves her some steak and salad!), Sleeping Beauty and Lilo and Stitch, and plenty of time for arts and crafts as I found a whole tub of foam paper, animals, glitter glue and more to play with. Continue reading

#FuturisticFriday: When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz

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Photo Credit: Berkley, 11/29

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

When All The Girls Have Gone

Summary: Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of Secret Sisters, delivers a thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to, and the lengths we‚Äôll go to for the truth…

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.

Beautiful, brilliant‚ÄĒand reckless‚ÄĒJocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames‚ÄĒliterally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.

After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling…

When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn‚Äôs past are threatening to consume her‚ÄĒand anyone else who gets in their way… Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll….

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Today is Friday and boy am I glad. This week has not been hard or anything, but I’ve just been restless. Ready for the weekend!!!

 

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: Reminder to save the date for the Kimberly Belle Twitter chat on January 13th and much more!

 

2. Giveaways at Traveling With T: Dogs and Their People (ending 11/21 at 11:59CST) and Secret Sisters. Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll….

literary friday

Today is Friday- YAY! The past few days have just been kinda a blur- I’ve been making lists, checking things off my list, up to eyeballs in social media, and trying to up my Pinterest game. What have you been doing?

 

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: Jennifer Lawrence as Zelda Fitzgerald, recipe for Puffy Ginger Hoecakes and much more! Plus a special post about Rebecca Wells!

 

2. Ready to read some holiday reads? Thanks to Donna at OnDBookshelf, I saw a post about Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon happening from 11/9-11/15. For more info and to link-up, check out Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s post. Continue reading

The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta

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Photo Credit: Touchstone Books, May 2016

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Last Good Girl

Summary: In the bestselling tradition of Jodi Picoult and written “in a style that’s as real as it gets (USA TODAY), this ripped-from-the-headlines novel features prosecutor Anna Curtis as she finds herself again at the center of a national story involving a freshman girl at a prestigious university who disappears after filing rape charges against a young man in a powerful fraternity.

Emma, a freshman at a Michigan university, has gone missing. She was last seen leaving a bar near Sigma Pi, the prestigious and secretive fraternity known on campus as ‚Äúthe rape factory.‚ÄĚ The main suspect is Dylan Brooks, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. But so far the only clues are pieced-together surveillance footage of Emma leaving the bar that night‚Ķand Dylan running down the street after her.

Anna Curtis is on the case when she discovers the video diary Emma kept over her first few months at college, exposing the history she had with Dylan‚ÄĒand accusing him of rape before she disappeared.

Emma‚Äôs disappearance gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country, but Anna‚Äôs investigation hits a wall. Now Anna is looking for something, anything she can use to find Emma alive. But without a body or any physical evidence, she‚Äôs under threat from people who tell her to think hard before she ruins the name of an ‚Äúinnocent young man.‚ÄĚ Inspired by real-life stories, The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides. Continue reading

#FuturisticFriday Review: The Last Treasure by Erika Marks

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Photo Credit: NAL, August 2016

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Last Treasure

Summary: From the author of It Comes in Waves and The Guest House comes a novel of three lives entangled in the secrets of the sea and the enduring bonds of love.

As students with a shared passion for shipwrecks, Liv, Sam, and Whit formed a close bond searching for the mysterious Patriot, a schooner that disappeared off the Carolina Coast in 1812 with Aaron Burr‚Äôs daughter Theodosia aboard. But as the elusive ship drew them together, love would bring them even closer‚ÄĒand ultimately tear them apart.

It’s been seven years since Liv left Sam to be with Whit, and the once close-knit trio went their separate ways. Liv has given up her obsession with Theodosia Burr to focus on her career as a salvage diver and her passionate but troubled marriage to the reckless and hedonistic Whit. But when a diary of Theodosia’s is discovered in a collector’s estate, she is pulled back to the world of the Patriot, this time with startling new clues to what might have really happened.

Diving back into the lost history of the Patriot could be just what Liv needs to find closure to a mystery that still haunts her. But when she and Whit reunite with Sam for one last salvage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, buried romantic tensions begin to resurface, and once again Liv must choose between two men with very different hearts. Continue reading