***Life Updates & Birthday RAOK: Emily Cromwell Designs Wishlist (Giveaway-style)***

Hello, beautiful bookish peeps! Happy JUNE!!!

Wow, I feel like every month literally slips through my fingers without me knowing it and I keep having the same sentiment that time really does fly. LOL That being said, if by some miracle, you still manage to stumble upon my blog and stop for a second here, well, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart because I admit I haven’t been here for…a very long time. *understatement of the year* 😛

In order to make up for my previous inactivity, I’m gonna share some life updates, the current COVID-19 situation in my region, and most important of all, an exciting wishlist giveaway for my upcoming birthday! In a nutshell, here’s everything you can expect from this almost-once-in-forever post (LOL):

  • Quick updates about my life in general from 2020 to now
  • An unforgettable rep experience + greatest bookish achievement so far ❤
  • Exciting birthday RAOK (Random Act of Kindness) for YOUR wishlist

Okeydokey! Without further ado, let’s get started, shall we?

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Blog Tour: Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley (Book Review)

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Inspiration can come from the most unlikely—and inconvenient—sources.

Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love—albeit fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer, she’s fine with getting her happily-ever-after fix between the covers of a book.

But right now? Not only is Kara’s best friend getting married next week—which means big wedding stress—but the deadline for her next novel is looming, and she hasn’t written a single word. The last thing she needs is for her infuriating first love, Ryan Thompson, to suddenly appear in the wedding party. But Ryan’s unexpected arrival sparks a creative awakening in Kara that inspires the steamy historical romance she desperately needs to deliver.

With her wedding duties intensifying, her deadline getting closer by the second and her bills not paying themselves, Kara knows there’s only one way for her to finish her book and to give her characters the ever-after they deserve. But can she embrace the unlikely, ruggedly handsome muse—who pushes every one of her buttons—to save the wedding, her career and, just maybe, write her own happy ending?

“A fun and sexy romp, with chemistry that gave me all the feels!” —Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of Our Italian Summer

“Add this book to your TBR list immediately!” —Sarah Smith, author of Faker 

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Book Review: The Last Piece of His Heart (Lost Boys #3) by Emma Scott

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At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys…

Ronan Wentz has been to hell and back, and he carries the scars to prove it. Worse, the blood of a monster runs through his veins. After ten years in foster care, eighteen-year-old Ronan is finally reunited with family. His uncle gives him a roof over his head and puts him to work, managing a shabby apartment complex in Santa Cruz, California.

But a second chance is still a second chance. Ronan becomes a solitary hunter, a vigilante, walking the streets at night to keep the nightmares at bay. If he can use the anger burning in his tainted blood to protect instead of hurt, maybe then he’ll find the absolution he seeks.

Then he meets Shiloh.

Shiloh Barrera looks like she has it all together. Smart, ambitious, and full of artistic creativity she channels into making beautiful one-of-a kind jewelry. But Shiloh’s cool, capable demeanor is a front. Her demons drive her to succeed as much as her ambition—to prove her worth to the mother who can’t stand to look at her, and who’s harboring secrets of her own.

When Shiloh and Ronan meet, the physical attraction is instant and scorching. Neither believes it will last. Falling in love is an impossible pipe dream saved for those less shattered and damaged than they are.

But as hard as they try to resist, the growing feelings between them seem inevitable… until one terrible night destroys Shiloh’s dreams and Ronan’s future. When the smoke clears, and the rubble settles, they’ll have to choose – do their pasts determine their future, or can they build a new one from the broken pieces of their hearts?

Lost Boys is a new series of interconnected, coming-of-age standalones from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott.

(From: Goodreads)

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Book Review & Recommendation: Thy Kingdom Come (Deliver Us from Evil #1) by Monica James

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Monsters are real.

When I was five years old, I watched my mother take her last breath—a breath three monsters stole from her.

I never chose this life. My father says it’s my birthright, but all I see is a curse. It’s because of the Kelly name my mum was slain by the Doyles—our enemies in Dublin, the fellas livin’ on borrowed time.

All of Belfast fears my family, especially me. I’m Puck Kelly, otherwise known as Punky; the lad ye don’t want to double cross.

I don’t do feelings or emotions. I never have…until she walks into my world.

Babydoll is a liar and a thief, but I can’t stay away. We both thrive in the darkness because that’s where our demons can play.

No word af a lie, sixteen years later, those monsters still haunt my dreams. But every monster is scared of somethin’…and that somethin’ is me.

No more hiding in the shadows because I’m huntin’ youse.

Run, wee monsters, run. (From: Goodreads)

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Book Review: Playing with Fire by L.J. Shen

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A broken boy on the path to destruction.
A scarred girl without direction.
A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.

Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.
She is the strange girl from the food truck.
He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.
She is invisible to the world.
He is the town’s beloved bad boy.
She is a reject.
He is trouble.
When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending.
But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.
Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this:
She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.
And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned. (From: Goodreads)

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Blog Tour: Tempting Heat (Tempt Me #1) by Sara Whitney

Hello, beautiful bookish peeps!! Happy February & Happy Tuesday!

I know I haven’t been very active here since last year, and the main reason is because I’m still trying to find the balance between my bookish and personal life. Shamefully, I’ve spent literally 99.9999% of my daily life on my current job and the insanely amount of workload and I honestly wish I could find a way out. Like, get more quality time with my friends and family, or at least dedicate some of my life to my favorite bookish worlds, including this blogging community and the bookstagram one. I mean, remember the unbelievably incredible opportunity to be my all-time-favorite bookish shop’s permanent rep which I once mentioned in the previous post? I promise that I’ll share more details someday soon but right now, I simply want to relish and savor the once-in-a-lifetime experience as much as possible. ><

Anyways, before I start rambling, let me present you with a super cute, quick, fun read I recently devoured!

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Book Review: House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love. (From: Goodreads)

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Blog Tour: The Patriot (Hayden Family #1) by Jennifer Millikin

Hello, everybody!! Happy 2021, and I wish you all a fabulous year. 🙂

It’s been so long since I last posted here but I’m back with a brand-new release from one of my all-time-favorite authors, Jennifer Millikin, called “The Patriot,” book one in the Hayden Family series.

Keep reading for more information regarding this beautifully-written book, my review, teasers, first chapter, and above all, a giveaway!

Without further ado, let the party begin, shall we?

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Blog Tour: The Christmas Spirit by Alexandrea Weis

Helloooooo, everyone!!!!! *waving frantically*

Oh my, it’s been a while since I last posted something here and I’d be surprised if you still happened to stick around/stumble upon so thank YOU for continually being awesome. 🙂 How are you doing? Have you read anything great in the past few months? Or have you discovered anything interesting online such as a new bookish community or a cool book club? Let me know!

Okay, so today I’m sharing a relatively good read to me since my reading schedule has been playing tricks on me, resulting in being stuck in a terrible reading slump for almost an entire month. That’s when the heroic book today comes to my rescue and now I’m super pumped to binge read a bunch of my TBRs! 😀

Anyways, without further ado, let’s get started!

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Blog Tour: The Trouble with Wanting by Jillian Liota

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Happy Sunday, everyone!!

How’s your week? I hope it’s amazing. Today I have a book recommendation perfect for your summer read so keep on reading and scrolling! 🙂

Jillian Liota is a rather new contemporary romance author for me and I’m so happy I found her through InkSlinger’s latest blog tour opportunity for her new release, The Trouble with Wanting!!

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