Sunshine Blogger Award.

Heeey lovely people! I’ve been tagged by my girls Heather @ Books, Trust & Pixie Dust and Melanie @ MNBernard Books if should totally check out their blogs, such quality content!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

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The Rules

Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

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Review: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.

18667779Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.
Published: May 15th 2014.
312 pages.
Rating: 2.75/5
Goodreads | Amazon

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

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6 Reasons To Read Far From You by Tess Sharpe.

Hey guys! I recently re-read Far From You by Tess Sharpe and it reminded me how much I freaking love that book. So I’m here to persuade you all with 6 amazing reasons to read it!

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341 pages.
Published: March 27th 2014.
Goodreads | Amazon

Blurb:
Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.

That’s how long recovering addict Sophie’s been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong – a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.

Forced into rehab for an addiction she’d already beaten, Sophie’s finally out and on the trail of the killer—but can she track them down before they come for her? 

★★★★★

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The Liebster Award.

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Heeeey guys! I was nominated by the lovely The Wonderlust Reader—if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you totally should!— and I’m so excited! This is the first tag I’m doing, I’ve been nominated a couple of times before but unfortunately I couldn’t do it at the time, so now I’m finally doing it, yay!

The Rules

• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
• Give 11 random facts about yourself.
• Nominate 11 bloggers who you think deserve the award.
• Tell those bloggers you nominated them!
• Create 11 original questions for the next nominees to answer.

11 Facts About Me

01) I hate making decisions, if we’re hanging out or something like that, I will never pick what we’re eating, where we’re going or what we’re doing. I’m a very passive person in general tbh.

02) I’m so lazy that sometimes I go more than one day without food because I don’t want to cook.

03) I get obsessed with things quickly and un-obsessed with it just as fast.

04) I’m obsessed with spoilers and usually look up the end of the book before starting. Oops.

05) I was in a pretty bad car crash in April and I had PTSD for a few weeks afterwards, but I couldn’t tell my closest friends because they either dismissed it or felt guilty (because they were the ones that caused the crash).

06) I have five tattoos and I want at least five more, help.

07) I love sushi so much, if I could I would only eat that for the rest of my existence.

08) When I feel really bad about myself I go on tinder just to see people hitting on me and telling me I’m pretty 🙈 I’m so pathetic, oh my god!

09) I curse a lot, like a lot a lot, and I’m a teacher so when I’m in class I curse in another language. I really need to stop, help.

10) I’m the biggest procrastinator™

11) I’m very stubborn, so I only enter an argument when I’m 100% sure I’m right, because I really fucking hate being wrong.

Fernanda’s questions

1. What book/series got you into reading?

I’m a really fucking cliche but… Harry Potter was my everything growing up okay. 

2. What are some of your favorite artists?

Selena Gomez is my queen, I’m so in love with her it’s ridiculous. I also love The Weeknd (best day of my life when I found out Abelina actually existed outside my dreams), Lily Collins, Beyonce (honestly, who doesn’t love Queen Bey?), Halsey, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield…  

3. What are some blogging tips you have for beginners?

Oh goodness, I don’t know, I’m a beginner myself really since I’ve only been blogging for about four months. But maybe, interact with other bloggers? I try to like/comment on the things the people I follow post.

4. If your life-story was being turned into a movie, who would you want to play you?

Ohhhh good one, I think Hailee Steinfeld.

5. If you could travel through time, would you go take a peek at the past or would you rather see what’s to come and go into the future?

Oh my god, that’s hard! I really love history, so I think I’d go back.

6. What’s your dream career/job?

I’d really like to work in publishing or as a librarian.

7. What’s your favorite childhood movie?

Oh I was obsessed with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, so like literally any movie they made lol.

8. What was your favorite subject in school?

English Literature.

9. Do you collect anything? If so, what is it that you collect?

Do books count? Lol.

10. What’s your favorite thing to do besides reading?

Watch TV shows and mess around with photoshop.

11. If you could live anywhere in space (e.g. any planet, galaxy, star, moon, etc) where would you live and why?

Shit, I have no idea… moon maybe?

My Questions

If you could create the perfect partner for you, what would be their qualities and flaws?
• What is your favorite underrated/under reviewed book?
• What fictional character would you most want to be friends with?
• What is something that you have learned or improved at through blogging?
• What was the last selfie you took?
What do you like the most about yourself?
• If magic was real, what spell would you use the most?
If you could ask any author one question, what would the question be?
• Who is your favorite Disney princess, prince and villain?
• If you were to write a book, what would you write about?
• What’s your favorite quote and why?

Tag, you’re it!

Mandy @ Book Princess
Corina & Tijuana @ Book Twins Reviews
AJ @ Lacy Literacy
Heather @ Books, Trust & Pixie Dust
Carol @ Writing Bookish Notes
Melanie @ MNBernard Books
Lilly @ Lair of Books
Harini @ Books and Readers
Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
PoulamiDaydreaming Books
Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner

Have fun, guys! I hope you enjoy it!

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Review: The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle.

31368998The King of Bourbon Street (NOLA Nights #1) by Thea de Salle.
Published: February 13th 2017.
304 pages.
Rating: 5/5
Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis:
Hotel chain mogul Sol DuMont is about to learn that some of life’s biggest surprises come in deceptively small packages—namely a petite heiress named Rain who’s hell-bent on upsetting her family’s expectations—in this first book in the all new series by Thea de Salle, set against the sultry backdrop of New Orleans.
Thirty-seven-year-old Sol DuMont is a divorcee and the owner of a mid-sized hotel chain in New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, his father’s death, and the decision that he and his ex-wife Maddy are far better off friends than lovers, he’s lost interest in almost everything he held dear—parties, people, and pushing limits.
All his limits.
Then Arianna Barrington checks into his hotel.
Twenty-four-year-old Arianna “Rain” Barrington could have been society’s sweetheart. Her family is moneyed, connected press darlings, and make sweeping headlines from coast to coast for reasons both good and bad. But when her mother shoves her at Charles Harwood—the obnoxious, entitled heir of Harwood Corp—to cement a billion-dollar business merger, Rain does the only thing she can think of to escape: she creates a scandal so big Harwood doesn’t want her anymore before fleeing to New Orleans for much-needed rest and relaxation.
All she wants is jazz piano, beignets, and to sail the Mississippi. What she gets is Sol DuMont, a whirlwind affair, and a hands-on education in sex, power play, and pushing limits.

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Waiting On Wednesday #09: Permanent Ink by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn.

35263129Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1) by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn.
Expected publication: August 7th 2017.
256 pages.
Goodreads | Pre-Order

Blurb:
At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.

Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.


I am dying to get this book, oh my goodness! August cannot come soon enough!

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Review: Something Beautiful by Amanda Gernentz Hanson.

33123281Something Beautiful by Amanda Gernentz Hanson.
Published: June 27th 2017.
Rating: 1.5/5
Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis:
Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old. By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia—Cord, to Declan—is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold. Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront. Cordelia seems to have her mental health under control. All appears to be well. 

However, when Declan starts to accept his own fluid sexuality, it sets something in motion in their lives that is both beautiful and tragic as they learn to love each other for who they are.

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Playlist: Ruthless People.

Hey guys! I recently read Ruthless People and it is possible that I’m just a little bit obsessed with it. I don’t know if you guys read it yet, if you haven’t, you definitely should! It’s about two mafia families that decide to form an union through marriage, they’re merciless and it’s honestly so good!

I’m now on my way to reading every book this author ever published! Since I loved Black Rainbow just as much, I think it’s safe to say I’m a huge fan.

What to expect from this series (good and bad):

Tough Characters
I’m not kidding, they’re all fucking awesome! Especially Melody aka Bloody Melody, as you can see by her nickname, she is dangerous and brilliant, she’s an incredible strategist and you gotta see her in a fight, wow. But she’s not the only one of course, Liam aka Mad Hatter keeps up pretty well. The whole Callahan family is incredible, really.

Awesome Plot
I’m a big fan of mafia romance, but this book doesn’t only focus on the romance and lets the mafia on the background not showing anything of it. It’s very present and it’s very bloody, so be prepared for a lot of gory.

Toxic Relationship
Look, I like to read possessive relationships every now and then so that wasn’t a problem for me. But not only there was possessiveness, but they hit, shot, slapped and threatened each other all the time. So that might be a huge no-no for some people. And it sounds bad, but you have to read it to understand it better.

Fact Checking and Grammar
There’s a lot of grammar errors, it’s mostly just little things but it’s still there. The Italian was horrible, a lot of mistakes, which doesn’t really surprise me because authors always do that, it still bothers me though. Also mafia isn’t really the way it is portrayed, but I also don’t exactly know much about it so it was easy for me to overlook that.

Anyways, here’s my playlist, I hope you guys like it!

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Diversity Bingo 2017: Update.

Hey guys! Starting today my students are officially on school break, making me on a break consequentially, yay! Andddddd that means, I’ll have time to read more and catch up with my tv shows (I need my fill of Lucifer and Suits okay). Since it’s been a while that I updated my Diversity Bingo, I thought I’d make an update now and another one when I go back to work to see if I got more books crossed off!

If you haven’t heard of this before, the Diversity Bingo 2017 is basically a year long read-a-thon that celebrates and encourages us to read more diverse books and own voices authors. If you want to learn more (and if you want to join – it’s never too late), you should check out this post!

And I present to you, drum rolls please, my diversity bingo:

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And this is it for now! If you guys are also participating in Diversity Bingo 2017 let me know what prompts you’ve marked off already, what books are your favorites so far, and if you have any recs for me I’d love to hear them!

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Review: Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie.

21427834Damaged Like Us (Like Us #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie.
Published: June 27th 2017.
Rating: 2.5/5
Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis:
Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet. 

Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. 

He is certified American royalty. 

When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated. 

Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.

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