Blog Tour: Seven Days with You + GIVEAWAY


Seven Days with You
by Hugo Driscoll

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10th 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

Sean Johnson’s life as a small-town farmhand has been nothing but predictable, but when he meets Sophia Hillingdon at the local animal sanctuary, she gets him out of an eighteen-year rut, away from the mundane existence on the farm, and a grieving, drunken father.

Sophia is the first person who understands him and makes him believe that he might get out of their small town, who tells him, he has the potential to be whoever he wants to be and do whatever he wants to do.

But as their relationship unfolds, it is the most devastating of news that will change both of them forever.

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I hadn’t been anywhere, but my mind had been everywhere. That’s how I felt that summer. Or more precisely, that’s how Sophia had made me feel by the time summer neared its conclusion. The months of July and August had followed identical patterns to June in that we rarely spent a day apart. We rode with Violet across the Suffolk countryside, sometimes for miles on end, often stopping by at local pubs. Then it would be Saturday. That was the best day of all for there was no work on Sunday, which meant dancing with Tom and Jessica until our bodies could no longer stand. We drank, we laughed, and most nights after, we made love as we tip-toed up the stairs of my father’s house. I was obsessed with everything about her. Yes, Sophia Hillingdon, the girl I’d known for barely a few months was the girl I now wanted to spend the rest of my life with. And though we often drove each other crazy, we soon laughed and made up as if nothing happened. It often puzzled me as to why Sophia found our fights so amusing seconds after we were hot from the exertion of spouting obscenities at each other. Red-faced, she’d often say, “You drive me mad Sean. But, you know something? That’s just how I like it.”

“Why?” I’d ask.

“Us,” she would say. “I love how angry you make me because…. Well, I’m obsessed with you… even our arguments sound oddly beautiful.”


About the Author
Hugo Driscoll is a 25-year-old British author and content writer for an online publication in London.
Seven Days with You is his first novel.

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Friday Features: Top Bookstagrammers to Follow this Week

Ever since I started my account on Instagram, I was completely astounded by the beauty of #bookstagram. Before, the only hype for a bookish person is to create a book blog and fill them with book reviews. Right now, readers from all over the world express their passion for reading with boundless creativity.

And it’s not just the amazing photos, #bookstagram can also be considered as an active friendly community who shares the same passion for book reading. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation.

For my Friday Features, I’m presenting this week’s top bookstragrammers to follow. I’ve chosen the three rising stars in the #bookstagram world to start my first ever Friday Features this August.

@maxine_book_obsession


 

@lilyreads8


 

@the.bewitched.bibliomaniac


 

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Let’s Talk Thursday: Perfect Tattoo Designs for Book Lovers

As we all know, a tattoo is a perfect way of expressing ourselves artistically for a lifetime and having to brand yourself as a proud book lover, choosing a design or famous quotes from your favorite book would do its magic. So, what do you think are the perfect tattoo designs for book lovers?

If you could get any quote tattoed on your body, what would it beI came from a conservative family and I have a very conservative Dad, when I was younger I really wanted to have a tattoo, but I was never allowed to do so. The reason is that he believes that if I have a tattoo I won’t be allowed to donate blood anymore… for a certain time.

He stated that “What if…” someone close to me needed it? I’ll spend the rest of my life regretting that I wasn’t able to help out.

I do agree with him, and more importantly, I respected that decision not only because he is my father, but also I understand his reason.

 

As an obedient daughter, I didn’t pursue having a tattoo. Maybe it’s also because I didn’t want it that bad and love my inked free skin that much. But that doesn’t stop me from admiring those pretty tattoo designs that promote reading.

Library HeadAgreeing to “not having a tattoo” doesn’t stop me from admiring those book lover inspired tattoos and there are so many pretty ones out there that I can only dream about having on my skin.

As an example, I saw this video on Facebook and this back reveal is really stunning and has a great impact on me. Why? well because it really felt like I look like the girl on the tattoo. Several of my friends told me so too after sharing the video. Weird right? ( No, I’m not showing you my picture… lol)

Anyway, you can find the image of the video on the right, I can’t embed the video here for some reason I don’t know… gorgeous, isn’t it? I think it perfectly fits every bookworm out there who adore books all the time.

As for our “Let’s talk, Thursday” question:

If you could get any quote tattooed on your body, what would it be? 

My answer would be George R.R Martin’s quote…

A readers lived a thousand lives before he dies, a man who never reads lives only once.

Add the quote: “I lived a thousand lives” below

Well, not exactly that quote but the rephrased one. I relate to this quote because I fully enjoy being “abducted” by the books I’m reading. Whenever I read, it feels like I’m living there… like jumping inside and breathing and re-living the words.

I lived a thousand lives.

If given the chance… and the courage to have my skin inked… I’ll choose both of the tattoos I featured here.

What about you?  What’s your ideal quote tattoo?

Monday Reads: Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout

Yup! I’m still alive.  I’ve been inactive for like ages due to work but as we all know, you can’t just leave something you are passionate about, right?

It's Monday! What are you reading?

 

Well, hey it’s Monday again. I know most of you hate this day because for most of you, it means early morning routine (again…), traffic jam, and work. So, to save us from this desperation we need something wonderful to look forward too and for people who usually keep their nose in front of a book, what are you reading today or plan to read this week?
Looking back, I was planning to read and review Uprooted by Naomi Novik and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas but I ended up reading it only. The Light Fantastic Sarah Combs Review Maybe, I can leave a review for both this month if my schedule permits me to do so.

I was really captivated by Uprooted. I loved it so much that I gave it 5 stars! The plot and world building are an absolute A+. I’m an avid fan of magical stories and Uprooted did bring out a very colorful world to my imagination. I bought this book because I fell in love with the cover and luckily the story did not disappoint!

While I did not like the last few chapters of A Court of Thorns and Roses, this book still leaves me wanting for more. The love story between Feyre and Tamlin’s is spellbinding. It’s somewhat a mixture of both “The Beauty and the Beast” and the myth of Persephone but with a badass protagonist. I can’t wait to discover more of Feyre’s adventure now that… (spoiler) Cover Reveal

 

But for this week’s “It’s Monday: What are you reading.” I kinda miss reading paranormal romance so, I’m picking Wicked ( A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer Armentrout ( one of my favorite author). It’s been awhile since I’ve last read Jennifer Armentrout books, the last one was last year’s The Problem with Forever which is a contemporary romance that tells about facing your fears and the power of first love.


Wicked by Jennifer ArmentroutWicked (A Wicked Saga #1)

by: Jennifer Armentrout

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Middle Grade, Mythology, Urban

Synopsis by Amazon

 

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

 


That’s my It’s Monday! What are you reading? for this week.

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Tell me, guys. What are you reading? Let’s talk! Comment below.

Monday Reads: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I promised to be more active starting on August and today I’m starting this week with a meme. This is my first time to join a book meme and I really hope I’m doing it the right way.

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! is hosted by Jen Vincent @Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers

Last month, I borrowed the whole collection of Rick Riordan’s books from my best friend who was happy to lend it to me just to share the fandom and for someone to squeeeee with as the series continues to pile up.

Just look at theseThe Heroes of Olympus Series and imagine all of these books for me to read to my heart’s content! ( Percy Jackon’s Series were not included in the image.) Amazeballs! I’m super lucky. <3

Anyway, you might ask why I haven’t read both series before. This is because I’ve watched the movie adaptation first and I didn’t like it that much. I know I shouldn’t judge, but first impression last. Hopefully, now that I have the books, I’m very much willing to be rescued from despair, I’m willing to give them all a chance. After all, I’m a mythology freak.

I’m finishing off the book called Unlocked by Margo Kelly, which is scheduled for my review this coming Tuesday ( OMG! That’s tomorrow.) *sigh* I’ve got too much work piling up and I’ve been neglecting everything on my calendar.

I’ve been wanting to start reading The Raven Cycle series, but it isn’t available in any nearby bookstores. Maybe, I’ll order it online via The Book Depository.  But I’m still waiting for the Uprooted book I ordered last July 11. It is my first transaction with them, and I’m really excited to have the book. It’s one of the #buymecover books. I’ll be posting my Book Depository experience here soon, so better watch out.

For this week’s read and “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”. I’m starting off with Percy Jackon and The Lightning Thief. I’ve read twenty percent of the book and thank goodness I’m already loving it. No wonder why you guys are all addicted to Rick Riordan’s novel.


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ImageThe Lightning Thief ( Percy Jackon and The Olympians #1)

by: Rick Riordan

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Middle Grade, Mythology, Urban

Synopsis by Goodreads

 

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.

And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe.

She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

✿ ✿ ✿

Uprooted by Naomi NovikUprooted

by: Naomi Novik

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Synopsis by Goodreads

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.


That’s my It’s Monday! What are you reading? for this week, I know I’ve got a long way to go with the Rick Riordan‘s book, but I really hope to finish it soon along with my other TBRs.

Don’t forget to check the latest Free YA Kindle Books and the Bargain YA Kindle Books available today on Amazon.

Tell me guys. What are you reading? Let’s talk! Comment below.

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