Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WWW Wednesday

Hey y’all! I know my blogging schedules been a little out of wack lately and we have the start up of school to blame for that *endless frowning*

 My readings also been a little out of wack... haha *queue endless disappoint* *followed by my ever receding Good Reads goal*

 But I have however dipped my toe into a few book this semester and am happy to finally be able to post about my reading progress again!

What I Recently Finished:

OMG y’all this was amazing. A great high fantasy series. Catch my 5 star review over HERE

What I’m Currently Reading:

This is really unique so far which I love. Theres also the morally grey main characters as well as an underlying theme of darkness that just seems to seep through the pages of this so its safe to say I AM INTRIGUED. 

What I Plan on Reading Next:

Was signed up on a blog tour for this one! I’ve never read a historical romance before so I’m excited to give this one a try. 

So what are you guys all currently reading?? Any good high fantasy recs I’m still book hungover from Bloodwitch! Read any of the above? LMK in the comments below.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Are You Ready For Sweater Weather? The Autumn Tag

Fall season is upon us... and you know what that means... *tea kettle hisses* *spoons stirring* cozy fireplace reading preferably accompanied by a steaming cup of hot coco (or tea whatever your jam is)....and I thought I’d celebrate this cozy leaf filled season by doing a tag!

This lovely tag can be found over at Jenna @Bookmarkyourthoughts  Her blog is very cute and so much fun so I recommend stopping by :)

Hot chocolate: what is your comfort book?

  • Bloodlines series or The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead: I know these are both series featuring vampires and all... but there strangely comforting in a way? Maybe because they have such lovable characters and the plot line is fast and addicting, plus there is a ton of books in each series so its perfect to binge read in the fall season!! (Honorable mention: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles) 

Pumpkin carving: What is your favorite creative outlet?

  • Blogging, sketching, and painting are probably my top three. I also enjoy collaging with magazine photos as well as cooking. 

Falling Leaves: Changes that appear bad but that you secretly love?

  • Life: The start of a new year, or school year. This time always seems rather intimidating but I kind of find myself thriving with that kind of change?? The meeting new people, the new surroundings/classrooms, just the newness of it all can be very inspiring. 
  • Books: When we all secretly fall in love with the villain in the story.... instead of the one where “supposed” to like (I admit I am guilty of favoring the villain in many book situations I feel like they are just much more boundary less characters who tend to intrigue and surprise more??) 

Pumpkin Spiced Latte: Something you love that others tend to judge

  • Life: My love of literally every genre of music. Like seriously my playlists can be so random... like opera mets Disney mets 80s rock. Some people don't understand (especially the opera haha). Also sometimes people judge my bookworm side?!? (Like you read for fun?? Like yeah... I do and it is AMAZING and y'all should get on track and try it)They just don't get it
  • Books: Ok so I’m a bit of softhearted chica when it comes to when a brig brooding/angsty guy meets a soft/sweet/heartwarming girl and than they find a connection with each other and ahhh.. Also don't kill me but love triangles?? but only on rare rare occasions when they are done right and we all know they end up with the fav ;) 

Bonfire Night: What makes you explode with joy?

  •  Singing (especially in the car with the music blaring), Reading, music, designing, talking about my passions, driving in the car with no destination, being a beach bum, chai lattes. 

Friday Night: Favorite Scary film or book?

  • Not a huge fan of the scary.... but if I had to choose it would for sure have to be on the more phycological side of fear (I just cannot do gory), like The Silence of The Lambs for film and I don’t think I’ve ever read a truly “scary/horror” book.  

Halloween Candy: Favorite thing to eat?

  • Fall food: Hot chocolate, spiced chai, apple cider, soup with a grilled cheese, sweet potatoes
  • All time Fav Food: Tacos, fish or chicken tacos really anything taco

Scarves: Your autumn ‘must’ have accessory? 

  • Combat boots or a good cozy cardigan are some of my fall go to’s. I also really like a good pair of flare jeans or leggings! 

Fire: A book or film that burns your soul?

  • Book: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (I just strongly connected to this book at the time I read it and it will forever belong in my heart), The Art of Breaking Things by Laura Sibson (raw, emotional, and very addicting my heart was fully invested in this one) 
  • Film: Baby Driver, The Book Thief, Good Will Hunting, 10 Things I Hate About You (I could go on.. hahaha) 

Toffee Apples: A book or film that seems like one thing but really has a different inside

  • Book: Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidit, this one appears like a quiet love story but in turn was very intense in a very unique way, gripping but also heartbreaking, and a total mind trip at the same time. 

I tag the following fellow bloggers ;)
(No pressure of course! Just for fun!) 

So what are you guys reading this fall? Any fall themed traditions? Feel free to lmk in the comments below! The tag is also free for anyone else to snatch up if they please!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Chasing Beverly
Ashlynn Cubbison
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: September 29th 2019
Genres: Romance, Sports, Young Adult
Two people. One chance to let it all go.
Seeking redemption, Beverly Morgan has spent the last three years building an empire that was someone else’s dream. Devoted to her work, a handful of friends, and an array of charities, she’s been able to lock away her heart and convince herself it’s dead. After an unthinkable tragedy, Beverly should know by now that a single day can change everything.
She can’t run from love forever.
Gavin has it all, a thriving business, phenomenal family, supportive friends, but an hour with Beverly Morgan makes him question his entire life and his own happiness.
She could be exactly what he needs, if she’s brave enough to open up again.

I’m four days shy of my eighteenth birthday, sandwiched between two Olympic gold medalists, and preparing to race for a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics for the 400-meter event.
How did I even make it to the finals?
Hot bile floods my throat. As sweat drips from my brow, I hear a crazy woman shouting over the crowd.
“Breathe, baby! Breathe!”
Peeking over at the gate to the right of me, our eyes connect. I realize she’s my crazy woman. With her huge smile and eyes blazing with pride, my mom always brings me comfort. My gaze slides from her encouraging face and lands on that of my boyfriend. Patrick’s crooked smile has been the same since we were kids.
Just the sight of them, here by my side, reassures me. I gulp in a deep, cleansing breath and bow my head. This silences the deafening noise, and it helps me to forget my shortcomings.
“On your marks!” a stern voice—the voice I’ve been listening for—bellows over the loudspeaker.
I step in front of my tightly spaced starting blocks, jumping one last time into the air to activate my muscles. Then I crawl backwards into the blocks, my left foot positioned in the back. As I slide my feet in, a smirk creeps across my lips. I picture Coach Schwarz in the stands, scolding me like he does before every race.
“Morgan, switch your damn feet, and space out your blocks more!”
My left knee digs into the rubbery Tartan Track. I focus on the connection of my damp skin against the hot track below. I say a silent prayer, thanking it for supporting my feet and body race after race.
Then, one last breath. I position my fingers behind the white line and await my next command.
“Set!” booms the Starter’s robotic voice over the loudspeaker.
My hips shoot straight up. Fire replaces my blood, surging through my veins.
The starting gun reverberates through me.
I push out of the blocks, careful not to go out too hard in the first 200 meters. Keeping my eyes glued straight ahead, I don’t allow my opponents to bait me. Instead, I wait for my time. I stick close to the pack until I see my sweet spot ahead.
“Kick. Kick. Kick.” The words play like a mantra in my head as I round the second curve of the track. My body is weightless. My brain needs no prompting as it propels my legs forward. My feet become lighter, and my spikes barely touch the track before shooting forward for my next stride.
My arms pump harder as I enter my part of the race. The part in which I shine, the part I relish. The finish line is just ahead. Movement on my right enters my peripheral vision. I feel Sammy closing in. She’s right on my tail.

Author Bio:
Ashlynn Cubbison is a goal-oriented, driven woman, who owns and operates four companies with her husband. They have two beautiful sons together, and although her life is chaotic, fun, full of love and never the same each day, somehow she finds room for writing as well.
Growing up Ashlynn struggled with reading. Then, in her sophomore year of high school, a small seed was planted. After acing a literary test, her teacher looked her square in the eye and said “you’ve been selling yourself short all year. I wonder what you could achieve with some effort.” After delving deeper into books, she discovered Pride and Prejudice, and has been an obsessive reader ever since.
Eventually her love of books translated into writing. She hopes to inspire others, especially children, to find their passion as she did.


What do you guys think? Willing to give this book a read? LMK in the comments below!

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