If you guys have been around my blog long enough, you'll know that I love any book that Entangled Teen publishes, and there are several series that the publisher has out, and many of those have new books coming out around this time. Since I am slowly getting back into the groove of blogging, look forward to many of those reviews to come your way very soon! I know that I have at least 2 more reviews planned for the next week or so. Anyways, here is a excerpt post and info for Erin Fletcher's newest release: Tied Up In You! Since I don't have the review up for you guys today, I am including a couple of teaser graphics!
(I had the post and review written, and since I wrote it directly into the text editor of the site builder, and not on a google docs, the post somehow got deleted, and I lost the review. I am working to rewrite it, and it will be up tomorrow, I promise!)
Tied Up in You by Erin Fletcher
Release Date: 7/10/17
About the book:
Everyone says hotshot goalie Luke Jackson is God’s gift to girls, but the only girl he wants is his best friend, Malina Hall. He’s always known how brilliant she is, but now that he’s “accidentally” kissed her, he can’t stop thinking about her…or wanting to kiss her again.
Problem is, things have been a little…awkward since the kiss. Because she likes him, too? Hopefully, but even if she did, their futures—and the ridiculous schedules that come with them—are in the way. And now one of his teammates is showing interest, and the guy has more in common with Malina than Jackson ever will.
As her best friend, Jackson should get out of the way. But if there’s one thing he’s learned from hockey, it’s that you have to go for what you want, even if it means falling flat on your face. And he’s definitely falling for Malina.
Disclaimer: This book contains a hot hockey player who goes after what he wants, a super-hot, super-distracting shirtless workout, and the kind of best friends to lovers romance every girl in the friend zone has dreamed of.
About the author:
Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.
“What muscles are these?” Malina asked. “Shoulderceps?”
I laughed. “For someone so smart, you’re really not up on human anatomy, are you?”
She glanced up from my shoulders long enough to smile. “I’ve been much more into physical sciences than biological ones. But right now…”
I grinned at her. “I’m glad I’m having an influence on you.” I motioned for her to turn and face me. She swung one leg over the bench, as well. I slid a few inches closer to her. I put my hands on her shoulders, where she’d just been touching mine. “Trapezius,” I said. I let my hands drop a little lower, but not too low. “Pectorals,” I said.
“Trapezius and pectorals,” she echoed. “I think those might be some of my favorites.”
“Yeah? You want to end the anatomy lesson there?”
She gave a firm shake of her head. “Keep going.”
I slid my hands down to the sides of her rib cage. “Intercostal muscles. Those aren’t very big or strong. But these…” I let my hands drop down to her sides. Then I slid my hands up her shirt to rest in the same place. I brushed my thumbs against her abs. Her skin was warm, and she shivered against my hands. I liked making Malina shiver. A lot. “These are your obliques. Big. Strong.”
“Not as strong as yours,” she said. Her voice was barely above a whisper.
“You don’t have to be as strong as me,” I said. “You’re perfect the way you are.”
Then I slid closer to her on the bench, closing the distance between us, and kissed her. She melted into me and kissed me back, taking some control and making my heart race faster than the treadmill had. When my sweatshirt got in the way, she pulled back long enough to let me tug it over her head. I wanted to take the other shirt with it, but I settled for letting my hands explore through the thin fabric of her shirt, taking in what my eyes couldn’t.
(Disclaimer: this giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, and not by The Cozy Little Book Nook)
Giveaway: $5 Amazon GC & Hawaiian Swag
That's it for today's post guys! I hope you guys enjoy the excerpt and the teasers. Again, I apologize for not having the review up today, but that will be up tomorrow! Hopefully you guys will love the book as much as I did!
So will you go and pick it up? Leave me all your thoughts in the comments below or find me on social media, @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram. I will be back tomorrow with the review! Keep an eye out for that!
Hey everyone! I know I've been gone from blogging for a while, I had some personal business to take care off, but good news is, I'm back! I won't be posting as much as I was before, but hopefully I'll get something up at least once a week. So for this week, I have a spotlight post for a new book from Kari Lynn West! Enjoy!
Book title: The Secrets of Islayne
Is the book a standalone? Yes
Author: Kari Lynn West
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: June 30, 2017
A boy who can restore forgotten moments from the past unearths a secret that threatens his entire future.
For centuries, the island of Islayne has given certain residents the ability to revive other people’s memories. These gifted individuals are known as luminators, and sixteen-year-old Ronan Saunders desperately desires to join their illustrious ranks. As he struggles against the prejudice of the old, powerful families who have an iron grip on the trade, Ronan falls under the tutelage of a reclusive luminator, rumored to be insane.
Just when his long-desired future is within reach, Ronan and his three friends discover a deadly secret on the island. As they delve deeper into the mystery, what they find forces them to question their loyalties, doubt long-held beliefs, and wrestle with the dire consequences of revealing the truth. Ronan finds himself torn between everything he loves and the only future he’s ever wanted. The entire fate of the lumination trade hangs in the balance of his decision.
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Memories are sacred. Memories are sacred. Memories are sacred. The words kept flitting around his mind like insistent flies—inconsequential, but no less annoying—as he steered the small motorboat toward the mouth of the cave. That mantra was the foundational tenet of lumination; it had no place on his nighttime journey. Luminators lived to bring memories back from the brink of extinction. Never to push them over the edge. It was unthinkable; it was impossible.
More fool them.
The boat coasted up to the shore. It was dark, but he’d come prepared. He retrieved the book, flashlight, and battery-powered standing lamps and carried them deep into the cave. He wound his way through seemingly endless passageways, hearing only the fall of his footsteps and the far-away drip of water on stone. Finally, he turned the last sharp corner of the twisting tunnel and stepped into a large cavern. The flashlight cast a narrow beam of light, pale and weak, into the dark expanse, as if at any moment it could be swallowed up by shadow. During the day, the chamber was beautiful. There was no daylight now.
He walked to a long, high bench in the middle of the stone floor and placed one lamp on either side. He took a moment to gaze down at the book in his hands and trace the strange markings on the leather cover. Even though Classical Gaelic wasn’t something they taught at the Academy, he’d slowly deciphered the text. For years, he struggled against the power of those translated words; it didn’t matter in the end though. In an instant, desperation and grief brought a vicious clarity to his life, and the knowledge burrowed deep within him blossomed into something vital and beautiful. Why should he serve the cause of memories when they’d only ever brought him despair? Better to break them to his will.
He glanced down at his watch. For a moment, Elise’s smiling face rose up in his memory. He recalled her barely contained excitement as she placed the watch in his hands, eager to see his reaction to the birthday present. He pushed the thought firmly away. This wasn’t the time.
They would be here any moment. He waited, relishing the perfect stillness all around him. It wouldn’t last much longer. Soon enough, screams would drive out the silence.
Kari Lynn West writes contemporary YA fantasy—normally while drinking far too much coffee. She likes to create character-driven stories that are set in the real world with a twist, weaving fantastical elements into everyday life. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two daughters.
Brooke's a high schooler who loves to read all sorts of books. She's happy to be able to share all the books she's reading with all of y'all.