WWW Wednesday: May 31st 2017

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


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I’m reading A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott, and I hope to be done with it by tomorrow. Then I’m still reading Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras, though I gave up on the audiobook, and am now just reading the ebook, and I’m still reading Noteworthy by Riley Redgate, no comment on this one…


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This week I finished My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn and Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh, and I loved them both.


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Next I’m reading Lessons in Losing It by Jessica Peterson and The Lesson Plan by Charlotte Penn Clark.

Cover Reveal: Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

The #1 New York Times Bestselling author Vi Keeland is back with a brand new standalone, Beautiful Mistake releasing on July 17th and we have the amazing cover for you today!

Model: Lucas Barbosa Gil
Photographer: Chuando & Frey
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative


The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.

He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.

When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight — telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.

You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.

He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.

Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.

Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.

Oops. My mistake.

Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.

I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?

That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.

Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.

I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.

Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing — working under Professor West.

This was going to be interesting…

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About the Author:

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than 1.5 million books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in sixteen languages.

She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Cover Reveal: Bad Penny by Staci Hart

Today we have the gorgeous cover reveal for Bad Penny by Staci Hart! I love this fantastic new contemporary romance! Check it out and grab your copy when it releases, June 15th!

Title: Bad Penny
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: June 15th


Blurb:

Nothing good comes after the third date.

Date three is the crucial point when things get real, which is exactly why I bounce out the door, twiddling my fingers at whatever poor boy I’ve left behind. Because if I stick around, one of three things will happen: he’ll profess his undying love, he’ll get weird and stalky, or I’ll go crazy. Like, Sid and Nancy crazy. Like, chase-him-through-the-streets-begging-him-to-love-me crazy.

Seriously, it’s better for everyone this way.

So when I meet Bodie, I figure it’ll be the same as it ever was. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t put a single string on me. Doesn’t matter that he’s funny and smart and jacked or that he can play my body like a grand piano. Because even though I’m built for love, love has only carved me up like a Christmas ham.

Resistance is something I can only hang on to for so long, and he has persistence in spades. But my heart isn’t as safe as I want to believe, and neither is his. And the second I ignore my cardinal rule is the second I stand to lose him forever.

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About Staci Hart:

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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Tiny Pleasures #13

Hey guys!

Once again I’m here to share some of my good moments from the last few weeks, ok?! The Weekly Small Pleasures is a weekly feature created by A New Life Wandering, and the goal is to show you some cool stuff that happened in the last week or so. So, here it is…


1. Downtown

I met Cátia once again, at our usual spot in downtown Lisbon. It’s so awesome that we now can meet whenever our schedules allow for it.

2. My first work party

This was a totally new experience for me, but I’m really enjoying my new job, so I went to the first party organized by my place of employment, and it was super fun.

3. Family time, and my beautiful snow

My brother is home, which means his dog is also here. So this week I spent some time with them, and I also tried some Angolan traditional dishes, and I really enjoyed it.

4. Beach and Ice Cream

In the middle of the week I went to the beach with a friend, followed by ice cream at Santini’s, an old ice cream parlor here in Portugal. Yummi!

5. All about my niece

My youngest niece had some busy couple of days, as she had a hip hop and gymnastics presentation yesterday, and today she celebrated her first communion. Which meant she was happy and gorgeous, and I was so super proud of my princess.


That’s what I’ve been up to lately, what about you?
Any small pleasures?

Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo)

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?


This was yet another book that has been on my shelf for ages, but I decided that it was finally time to get to it, and I’m glad I did. Once again, I’m keeping this review super short, ok?

So, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of this story, but I liked it. The things I ended up liking the most was the worldbuilding and the writing. Which is great, because it makes me excited not only for the next 2 books on this series, but also Six of Crows.

The plot was sort of predictable at some points, but it was well achieved and I liked the story development.

There’s one thing that I’m not completely sold on, and that is the characters. I liked Alina a lot in the beginning of the book, but while at the little palace, Alina lost something in my opinion. It wasn’t that she seemed to change so drastically, it was how her priorities seemed to switch. She felt way too young at some points, being blinded by beauty and clothes and jewelries, and I sort of expected a little bit more from her. The Darkling is a mystery, but I know that’s how it’s supposed to be. I don’t dislike him though, so let’s see how it goes. Mal… well, I still don’t know… it’s like with the Darkling, my mind is not made up. So, I hope the characters develop more in the upcoming books, and that I grow to love at least some of them.

Overall, good start to this series, and let’s see how it goes from here on out.

Have you read The Grisha? What are your thoughts on this series?

The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater)

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them — until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.


I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, so keep your eyes open for her take on this book.

I’m going to keep this review short and on point. I loved this book. I wasn’t sure what to expect of it, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. The cast of characters was great, and I really liked how they all had their own personalities, quirks and issues, but somehow all fit together so well.

The plot is intriguing as hell, and I’m suddenly very keen to keep reading about ley lines and all that stuff. The magical element of the book is just right, you know? As in, not too much to overpower the “normal” stuff, but enough to change EVERYTHING. I LOVE IT!

So, overall, I’m really really excited about this series and I can’t wait to read the next 3 books. 😀