Sunday, July 23, 2017

Out of the Shadows Book Review

Out of the Shadows (Shadowlands Book 1)

By Ashlee Nicole Bye

 Out of the Shadows (Shadowlands Book 1) by [Bye, Ashlee Nicole]
From the streets of Melbourne to the bowels of Westminster, the delicate balance between life and death that is so painstakingly maintained by the reapers of The Order of Dark and Light is being tested by the return of an ancient threat. Tensions are rising within the hidden world of The Shadowlands and if this threat is not contained war will be inevitable. And the destruction of the human world is bound to follow in its wake.
Amidst this tension, eighteen year-old Sachi Manning is struggling to cope with the grief and guilt that has plagued her ever since her best friend was murdered six months earlier—that is, until she spots him seemingly alive and well and being held at scythe point by a hooded figure who looks more like a GQ model than the Grim Reaper.
Sachi shouldn’t be able to see through the glamours that shield Shadowlanders from the human world, so the reaper in question wants some answers. And so begins the craziest couple of weeks of Sachi’s life as she is drawn into a world of mysteries, magic, monsters, and mayhem, encountering dragons, faeries, soul-sucking demons, not-so-grim reapers, and even the Horseman of Death.
With a mix of heart, humour and hair-raising action, Out of the Shadows is the adventure of an afterlifetime, perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Paula Weston.


After her boyfriend Gabe is brutally murdered, Sachi starts having nightmares. For the next six months, she becomes a hermit, until her friend Olivia talks her into going out to a local club for a night out. While there, Sachi discovers Gabe, apparently alive, being held at knife point by Julian, who she later finds out is a hacker for the Order of Dark and Light. This Order is tasked with maintaining the balance between life and death. Julian can’t understand why Sachi can see through the glimmer that he surrounds himself with to keep him out of sight of humans. This leads him to take extreme measures to try to find out why Sachi is so different, but still human.

This story was fast paced and very interesting, which was good since it was extra long. I was totally engrossed and couldn’t put it down. I liked this cast of characters a lot. It was easy to understand why everyone was so secretive, with all that was going on. This was worth reading for the humor alone. I mean, who would have imagined Beelzebub as rad and Facebook friendly. And all the t-shirt maxims were hilarious. This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it won’t be the last. I like that this is a series and that these characters will continue on.

**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Free and Bargain Books Linkup Week 29

Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...
 Leels Loves Books | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | Traci Hayden
Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
Beck Valley Books | Jude Ouvrard
Miki's Hope | Heidi Robbins
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance |
Colorimetry | J.C. Clarke
3 Partners in Shopping | I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings 

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For Free Books post - FREE / genre / title / author / end date 
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(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

GearXS Deals Expiring July 21

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

I Was a Bitch Book Review

I Was a Bitch: A Romance Mystery Book

By Emily Ruben

I Was a Bitch: A Romance Mystery Book by [Ruben, Emily]
After waking up from a coma, Lacey Jones discovers that she is the ruling queen bitch of high-school and in the middle of a love triangle with two guys. If only she hadn't lost all memory of it!

When Lacey Jones wakes up after a horrific accident, she realizes that she’s lost all memory of the last two years. In this time, she has turned from a wallflower into the gorgeous and popular Queen Bee of her high school. Adding to the confusion, she is confronted with two guys who claim to love her; her football star boyfriend and the mysterious and attractive Finn.

Now Lacey has to figure out who she can trust as she starts to put her life back together and slowly discovers what really happened on the night of the accident.

Will she be able to resist her developing feelings for Finn and stay loyal to her boyfriend?


Lacy Jones survived an auto accident, but was in a coma for two months. When she woke up, not only had she lost two months, she couldn’t remember the last two years of her life. Instead of being a sixteen year old ordinary nobody, she had become the queen bitch of her school. Afraid of letting anyone know of her massive memory loss, Lacy pretends to fit in, while she waits for her memory to return. But each snippet of returned memory brings more questions than answers.

I loved the characters and could see them in true teen click style. I liked being kept in the dark and learning about Lacy’s past alongside her. The mysteries of how and why she changed is what made this so interesting. The only negative thing I can say about this story is that it was too long. If I can’t finish a story in a couple of days, it’s hard for me to remember stuff from the beginning. It’s a good thing that it was so engrossing and hard to put down.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cricut July Mystery Box

Cricut July Mystery Box

July Mystery Box! Gift yourself or a friend for only $29.99.

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Cricut has launched a July Digital Mystery Box! This Digital Mystery Box has a value of over $79 and includes 4 licensed digital cartridges

Cricut is also offering Cardstock, Paper, and Vellum starting at $4.99 - this is a great time to stock up and save!  

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