Waiting on Wednesday- Flashtide by Jenny Moyer

It’s been AGES since I did Waiting on Wednesday but I thought I’d jump in again because I feel so out of the loop on upcoming titles! I’m trying to be a little more active here on my blog.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: Flashtide by Jenny Moyer

FlashtideFlashtide (Flashfall 2)
By: Jenny Moyer
Release Date: November 14th 2017
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Summary:
Orion has survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, filled with mutant creatures and dangers around every bend. She has traversed the cordons, exposed to the radiation of the flash curtain and hunted by forces that want her stopped, dead or alive. Now, with Dram by her side, she has made it to the safety of the mountain provinces, where free Conjurors live and practice their craft of manipulating matter.

But Orion’s story is far from over.

With the effects of the flashfall spreading and the might of the protected city of Alara looming, Orion must travel into the hands of her enemies once again. Heart-pounding action and adventure await in this sequel to Flashfall.

My review of Flashfall book 1.

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Stacking the Shelves

Yep, it’s my monthly Stacking the Shelves. I seem to only do this once a month this summer. Maybe I’ll get better at it? Maybe not. I have so many awesome books and bookish things to share with you. I’m sure I’m forgetting stuff but here it goes…

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

The Books

For Review

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Updraft by Fran Wilde
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

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Pyromantic by Lisha McBride
Freya by Matthew Laurence
Duels & Deceptions by Cindy Anstey
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
The Cruelty by S Bergstrom
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Purchased

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass Coloring Book
Pre-order Gift from Bloomsbury- Quote Notebook
Sarah and Worm Labyrinth Funko

Gift/Won/Trade

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Traded- The Dark Days Club UK arc
#currentlyreading bookmarks gifted by @herbookishthings check her out on Etsy
Dead Girls Society won from the author

Bookish Repping

On Instagram I am so lucky that I’m repping a few bookish business’ with their awesome products. I’m so honored and really it never loses the excitement. I wanted to share what I received this past month

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Pillow called Vintage Reading Collage by the incredible Evie Seo

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Candles by Novelly Yours. These candles *happy sigh* My tenure will be up at the end of this month and I’m so so sad. But that means that if you want a discount of 10% you should get on it (use code MFAF10 on any purchase). My time with NY has been so incredible. Brittany is professional, kind, and amazingly creative.

And…I think that’s it! How are YOU? What are you reading? You might notice a fall theme to all my pictures- I keep thinking if I pretend it is fall the temperature here in Texas will drop. Sadly, that’s not been the case. Today the heat index was 120. Just no.

You can find more bookish pictures on my Instagram (where all of these were originally posted)

Stacking the Shelves- Such Exciting Books

Hi! How are you all doing? Everything is good here. My son starts first grade this Monday and oddly enough no one around here seems that nervous. I think he’s excited to go back. Ripley is growing like crazy and has finally had all her shots so it’ll be time for puppy training very soon.

I had some AMAZING news last week- Evie had a rep search on Instagram to help promote her designs and I was chosen to be a rep! I am so, so honored because all the entries were absolutely beautiful. I am still shocked and keep reading the announcement post to make sure it’s real.

Another bit of awesome for me- I had the opportunity to blurb a book! This has been my biggest blogger dream and it has come true. The book is The Valiant by Leslie Livingston and it is incredible.

My last one of these Stacking the Shelves was at the end of July so I’m posting most of what I’ve gotten so far this month. I’m forgetting a good amount I’m sure but these are the ones I’m most excited about.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

The Books

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There’s my blurb on the back! AHHHHHHHHH! I’ll never ever get over how cool that is. It says:

“Lesley Livingston’s The Valiant had me entranced from the first page with her vivid descriptions and kick-ass heroine Fallon.”

There’s a fuller blurb over on Amazon if you want to read it all plus all the other AMAZING blurbs from my fellow bloggers.

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I am so excited about each of these books. I’ve already read Traitor to the Throne and it was FAB. And, yes I had to include my Hot Topic exclusive Jareth.

The Valiant by Leslie Livingston
Traitor to the Throne (SDCC MS) by Alywn Hamilton
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
The Swan Riders by Erin Bow
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Glitter by Aprilynne Pike
Caraval (UK arc) by Stephanie Garber
Beauty of Darkness by Mary Pearson

Upcoming Blog Tours

Look for these upcoming blog tour posts within the next month.

  • August 31 Furthermore
  • September 15 Stalking Jack the Ripper
  • September 21 Three Dark Crowns

Stacking The Shelves

It has been so long since I’ve done a Stacking the Shelves post (since May !!!). I’ve really not gotten a ton of mail this summer and I’ve felt like I’ve had so very little time. We got a puppy and my kiddo is home so my time has been taken by fun family things. I find I am never sitting at my laptop and days go by without me even cracking it open. I imagine this is typical for summer-time. I can feel school ramping up and my desire to blog has been increasing. Hopefully, I’ll be posting more consistently from here on out!

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

The Books

LikeARiverGlorious LockAndMoriMindGamesReliquary TheEdgeofEverything

Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather Petty
Reliquary by Sarah Fine
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

Purchased

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The Night Court T-shirt designed by Evie Bookish purchased from Society6
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Sherlock Funko

New Rep Gig

So, I’ve been active over on Bookstagram for about 4 months now and I’m so so excited to be repping for a few lovely, creative types. I’m going to feature my latest- Novelly Yours. These soy candles are AMAZING. I have 4 of them and I love each and every scent. I do think Winter might be my favorite. I love that these candles are made by one of our very own bookish blogging folks Brittany over at The Book Addict’s Guide

Click on each image to go to each candle’s page on Novelly Yours’ Etsy Shop

CelaenasChocoCake WinterCandleManibus Morrighan

Each of these candles smell divine and they burn clean since they are soy. I love that they don’t agitate my headaches (certain smells set me off). And, if you are tempted, you can get 10% off any order with the code- MFAF10

Giveaway

And one last thing! Last week the wonderful folks at Griffin Teen sent along a sampler of Wintersong- my latest bookish obsession (it was in part influenced by Labyrinth- the best movie ever). This book doesn’t release until early 2017 but I’m CRAVING it now. I read the first 40 pages and I loved it. So much so in fact that I thought I’d do a giveaway for a pre-order of the book. Click on the picture below to read more about the book and enter to win a pre-order (it’s an international giveaway too!)

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I think that’s all my updates! It feels like forever since I chatted with you all- how are you? What are you reading?? I just finished The Shadow Hour and trying to figure out what to pick next.

Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Things About Me

Okay, I’m actually cheating and reposting a very old post I did- to compensate you’ll get 20 things about me, haha. I would choose these same things so I figured why not repost? Plus, I’m lazy. There. You just learned another thing about me.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke an the Bookish. Each week a different question is posed and gives us bloggers an opportunity to share our top tens on all different types of bookish topics.

To the Old Post…

After reading Octavia’s post inspired by Consuming Worlds I decided that this might be fun to do. Then with some peer pressure by Octavia and Pili on Twitter I decided I would…so here it goes.

1. I have never been in a physical fight.

2. My P.E. teacher in junior high let me sit on the sidelines and read instead of playing volleyball. Yes, I was that bad.

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3. My first ‘chapter’ book was Dragonlance Chronicles which contained Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night and Dragons of Spring Dawning

4. I worked in a music store called Warehouse Music to see if it was like the 90’s movie Empire Records. It was not, though still was a blast.

5. I have a bachelors in Communications

6. My first job out of college was at ADV Films working in marketing. ADV Films hired voice actors and produced dubbed over versions of Japanese animes. It was such a fun job and was where I met my husband. While working there I developed and was in charge of the Anime ADVocates program which sent out samples DVDs to school anime clubs. Click here to be embarrassed on my behalf.

7. My favorite anime is Fruits Basket (my first love triangle) followed by Outlaw Star (neither dubbed by my former employer)

8. Now I am a stay at home mom

9. I am a photographer (hobbyist)

10. I used to paint/draw until I found that I loved photography more.

11. I worked in photo-labs in high school and college.

12. I wanted to be a marine biologist all through middle school. I only recently realized I am terrified of the open ocean

13. My husband is an amazing artist (digitally and painting). You’ve seen some of his work in our Lego Cover art feature.

Photo: A praying mantis on a tree branch

14. I love learning about insects-my favorite being the Praying Mantis. Which is cousins with my most hated insect…the cockroach.

15. I am much braver behind a camera than not.

16. I have a serious case of Wanderlust though I’ve not traveled since having my son.

 

17. My first video game I played was King’s Quest on the old Tandy computer

18. I love the Dragon Age games–Alistair being my favorite game character though Fenris is a close second

19. I forget my age and have to be reminded by my family members

20. My birthday is September 11