Saturday, June 24, 2017

Take a Break Watch a Vid




Take a Break Watch this Vid is a post that I host here on Ali's Bookshelf from time to time.  It showcases a lot of book trailers or movie trailers that I'm excited to see/read. Today is no different.  Today I have the book trailer for a book that I'm currently reading and I'm in awe of the trailer and the book so far.  So much so that I knew I had to share it with you.  
Hurry grab a small snack and come watch this with me.






So what do you think?

I'll be posting my review for this book soon. Can't wait to read the rest! I'm only a few chapters in, but can't get enough of it. 




 Title: The Siren
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Publication Date:  January 26th 2016

 Love is a risk worth taking.

Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watching ordinary people and longing for the day when she will be able to speak and laugh and live freely among them again.

Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny…and Kahlen doesn’t want to.

Falling in love with a human breaks all the Ocean’s rules, and if the Ocean discovers Kahlen’s feelings, she’ll be forced to leave Akinli for good. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.



 I hope you're as excited about this book as I am! 

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Blogger Hop #18




Book Blogger Hop is another post I'm going to be trying out and this one has a topic each week, which is something I've been trying to bring to the blog.  I'm really excited about this one because I have a hard time coming up with something fresh to talk about and I'm hoping this helps.


If you would be interested in doing your own post, please CLICK HERE to learn more about this great hop!






This Weeks Topic: 



If you are at a really good point in a book and the phone rings or the door bell rings, do you stop reading or let the phone or door bell go unanswered? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)


 I usually stop reading, but I've been known to ignore the phone till I finish the chapter I'm reading. I hate stopping in the middle of a chapter, drives me nuts!  







What about you, do you stop reading or do you ignore the phone or door bell? Comment below, I would love to see how everyone else handles this! Am I the only one that waits till the end of a chapter?  





Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Blitz: Taking Chances by Kimberly O'Malley


Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 20 June, 2017
Publisher: Carolina Blue Publishing

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Katie Fitzgerald learned the hard way about love. She vowed to never get involved with a doctor at work, and when she did, he broke her heart. Older and wiser, Katie is serious about never getting hurt again. Dr. Flynn Reynolds, staff cardiologist at Windsor Falls Memorial, just might be the man to change her mind. Attraction explodes between the two from their very first meeting. But Katie is determined to protect her heart. Will Flynn convince her to take another chance?










Kimberley O’Malley is a recent transplant to Charlotte, North Carolina from the frozen North. She is learning to say y’all but draws the line at sweet tea. Sarcasm is an art form in her world. When not writing, she is a full-time nurse and part-time soccer Mom, but not necessarily in that order. She shares her life with an amazing husband of more than twenty years, two teenagers, and one very sweet Shetland Sheepdog, Molly.

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Twitter: @K_OMalley67
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Review: If I Stay





Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback
Pages: 259 pages
Date Published:  April 2nd 2009 (first published)
ISBN#:  0147514533

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The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. ' Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.







There is so much I could say about this book, but at the same time I have no idea where to start.  I will say that I read the book after I had seen the movie, which is something I usually don't do.  Not that it's a bad thing, but I knew after seeing the movie that I had to read the book. With that being said it's also a book that's been on my TBR shelf for a few years, actually since about 2009. After seeing the movie and finally reading the book, I wanted to kick myself for not reading it sooner. Don't you just hate when that happens? I know it drives me nuts!

Anyway, let's discuss the actual book shall we. If I Stay had me mesmerized from the first few lines.  I knew I was going to love this book, but honestly I wasn't sure how much was in the movie and how much had been changed. I enjoyed the movie, but honestly I loved the book so much more. The characters and how they dealt with everything is better described throughout the book and it made them more real to me then they were in the movie. 

The plot, oh my God this plot. I was in tears one minute, laughing the next, then crying all over again. If you haven't read this book, make sure you have about two boxes of tissues with you when you do, fair warning. I loved the way author Gayle Forman's writing style just made me love everything about Mia and every other characters relationships. I really enjoyed how it goes back and forth between the memories and the present. At first, I'll be honest, if I hadn't watched the movie first that would have drove me nuts about the book. In the end though I loved it.

All in all, If I Stay is one of my favorite reads and I need to read more books from this fantastic author.



 I'm pretty sure you can guess what rating I'm about to say for If I Stay, but I'm going to tell you anyway! 











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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Book Blitz Spotlight: Blood Laws by Lexi C. Foss

Blood Laws
By Lexi C. Foss
The lines between illusion and reality blur as a dark romance brews between two unlikely soulmates…
Stas isn’t your average human. She can bend others to her will, a psychic talent she’s kept hidden since the brutal murder of her parents.
Issac isn’t human at all. He’s an immortal masquerading as one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors while secretly seeking revenge against a former ally.
A fateful meeting ends in a seductive proposition. As their lives intertwine, secrets are exposed and passion ignites. It’s a bond built to last a lifetime, if they’re willing to risk everything to protect it.

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Excerpt
“I’m curious. How old were you when you realized you could bend others to your will?”
She forced herself to reply. “What?”
“Oh come now, Astasiya, feigning ignorance doesn’t suit you. Order me to do something instead. I dare you.”
A violent tremor shook her, rendering her speechless. For years she had kept a lid on her abilities, playing it off whenever the occasional demand slipped. It was easy to laugh off coincidences with normal people, but there was nothing normal about this man. He would see right through any charade she threw up as was evident by his blatant dare.
“I thought it might be coincidence with the hysterical woman.” He pushed off the wall, his steps casual as he sauntered towards her. “Persuasion is a very rare gift, after all.” He stopped just in front of her to tuck a stray blonde strand behind her ear. “But that reporter was all you.”
She forced herself to swallow, mouth dry. “How long have you been watching me?”
“Long enough.” His intimate gaze stroked over her, touching on all the places that could make a woman squirm. “It’s customary for one in my position to kill you on sight. Fortunately for you, darling, I’m not an admirer of our archaic laws.”
Excerpt: 
His little complication was playing with fire. He welcomed the challenge and the change in air between them. It was starting to feel a little melancholy during their walk down memory lane. Now they were back on track. “Are you trying to deal with me, Miss Davenport?”
Fierce green eyes met his, provoking all manner of inappropriate thoughts. Like what they would look like in the throes of passion. “No, I’m giving you my terms.”
He nearly laughed. No woman ever gave him terms for a date. 
“I will give you two answers.” He tucked a soft strand behind her ear and let his fingers drift down her neck. “And I will consider defining Ichorian more clearly for you.” By showing, not telling.
She licked her lips and shook her head. “Three answers and you define Ichorian now.”
He moved into her personal space, gripping her hip with one hand to hold her in place when she tried to move away. Their foolish conversation had already gone on longer than he intended. “We leave at seven.” He bent so their mouths were a hairsbreadth apart. “And I will only answer your three questions after the gala, not before or during.”





Lexi C. Foss is a writer lost in the IT world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list. Many of the places she’s visited can be seen in her writing, including the mythical world of Hydria which is based on Hydra in the Greek islands. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit her website at www.LexiCFoss.com.


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