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Target Book Buys…

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My book buying ban lasted a whole 5 hours. I am proud of myself….NOT. I’m the worst, Target book deals will get me each and every time! Damn you Target!

On the bright note, I walked away with these new book babies. These thrillers sound great and I can’t wait to read them. I will try the book buying ban starting tomorrow! Or so I hope. 🤞

Have you read any of these thrillers?

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Book Mail: Friday Goodies!

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For women, you know that feeling when you come home and take off your bra? You feel a sense of happiness, right? 😂

Well, that’s how I feel, and I am sure every bookworm on here, when we receive book mail! I am so thrilled and excited to read these thrillers that are coming up within the next few months.

And I love this mug I got from @amazon, it’s very suiting since I am a book hoarder! 📚

Who is excited about these releases!?

Thank you to @williammorrowbooks, @harpercollinsus, @harlequinbooks and @katcarter00. You rock my socks.

Author Chit Chat: Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke (Girl’s Night Out)

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Did you ever want to get to know the author behind these amazing books we read? Well, look no further! On today’s Author Chit Chat, it’s my honor to introduce Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. You all have heard of Girl’s Night Out by now and let me tell you I loved every inch of that book. These two beauties sure do know how to capture a reader!

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1) Congrats on your recent release! What inspired you to write Girl’s Night Out?

Thank you! We were inspired by our own long-term friendships. They are so layered and complicated, but so wonderful at the same time.

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2) When you first saw the cover for Girl’s Night Out, what were your initial thoughts?

They had sent us three mock-ups. When we saw the one with the cenote, we instantly knew it was THE ONE.

3) If you could re-name your book title, whatwould you choose?

None! We came up with the name before we even started writing it, so we are very attached!

4) Did you always want to be writers or did you have other aspirations as well?

We both had other careers as we established ourselves as writers. Lisa, as a television talk show producer, and Liz in the pharmaceutical industry. Now we both write full-time.

5) I love your BFF dynamic, how long have you been friends and how did you meet?

We met our freshman year of high school, over thirty years ago! Lisa walked into Liz’s English class, and the rest is history! We also attended the same university and lived together. And joined the same sorority. And had the same major….

6) Did you two ever disagree on anything while writing this novel?

We did have some major problems while writing Girls’ Night Out, but not about the writing, per se. It was more about our dynamic as business partners and friends, and how that had evolved. We talk about the conflict in the acknowledgments section of the book.

7) Last but not least, do you have anything you’d like to say to your current and future readers?

Thank you so, so much for all your support! We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

THANK YOU SO MUCH LIZ AND LISA FOR THIS FANTASTIC INTERVIEW!

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I Got My Eye On You: The Drowning by J.P. Smith

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The Drowning by J.P. Smith, is officially on my radar. Who is taking the boys every year? Where is Joey? What kind of asshole counselor leaves a child in the middle of a lake on a raft? I need answers pronto! Unfortunately, I have to wait until January 2019.

Who else needs this book like yesterday?

Book Summary:

Every seven years, a boy disappears from Camp Waukeelo.

Who will be next?

It doesn’t take long for a little boy to disappear. Joey Proctor can’t swim, but that doesn’t stop camp counselor Alex Mason from leaving him out on a raft in the middle of the lake in a fit of rage. Alex only meant to scare the kid, teach him a lesson. He didn’t mean to forget about him. But now Joey is gone… and his body is never found.

More than twenty years later, Alex is a success. The proof is there for anyone to see, in the millions of dollars he makes, his lavish house, his beautiful wife and daughters. And no one knows what happened that summer at camp. At least, no one should know. But it looks like Joey Proctor may be back to take his revenge…

Release Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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Book Review: Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle

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Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle
Reading Level: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: Park Row Books / Harlequin
Pages: 352

Summary: When a child goes missing, two mothers’ lives collide in a shocking way in this suspenseful novel from the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie.

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: the call that comes in the middle of the night. When Kat Jenkins awakens to the police on her doorstep, her greatest fear is realized. Her nine-year-old son, Ethan, is missing—vanished from the cabin where he’d been on an overnight class trip. Shocked and distraught, Kat rushes to the campground, but she’s too late; the authorities have returned from their search empty-handed after losing Ethan’s trail in the mountain forest.

Another mother from the school, Stef Huntington, seems like she has it all: money, prominence in the community, a popular son and a loving husband. She hardly knows Kat, except for the vicious gossip that swirls around Kat’s traumatic past. But as the police investigation unfolds, Ethan’s disappearance has earth-shattering consequences for Stef, as her path crosses with Kat. As the two mothers race against the clock, their desperate search for answers reveals how the greatest dangers lie behind the everyday smiles of those they trust the most.

My Review: As a mother, Three Days Missing grabbed on to my heartstrings and didn’t let go until the very end. I cannot imagine, sending my son off to a school trip, where he mysteriously goes missing. It’s a parents biggest nightmare!

The protagonist Kat, had such a raw quality about her. I found a connection with her quickly and felt her every emotion throughout the chapters. I really enjoyed how Kimberly established the importance of every character. Each individual played a role in the developing story and I was on the edge of my seat to find out what happened to Ethan.

I loved how the intensity and nail-biting anticipation was consistent. Never a dull moment! The suspense behind every encounter, left you calculating if it had a part in the disappearance. The ending was exciting and it threw me for a loop that I wasn’t expecting.

Overall, a great thriller that’ll keep you on your toes. If you are looking for a suspenseful read that strays away from the typical murder or serial killer theme, then Three Days Missing is the way to go!

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

About The Author:

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Kimberly Belle is the internationally bestselling author of four novels: The Last Breath, The Ones We Trust, The Marriage Lie, and Three Days Missing (June 2018). Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller and has been translated into a dozen languages. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Kimberly worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. She divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

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Book Review: Girl’s Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

 

Girl’s Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
Reading Level: Thriller
Release Date: July 7, 2018
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 336

Summary: For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

Was Ashley with the man she’d met only days before? Did she pack up and leave? Was she kidnapped? Or worse—could Natalie or Lauren have snapped under the weight of her own lies?

As the clock ticks, hour by hour, Natalie and Lauren’s search rushes headlong into growing suspicion and dread. Maybe their secrets run deeper and more dangerous than one of them is willing—or too afraid—to admit.

My Review: I started reading Girl’s Night Out on the plane ride back from my vacation. It was just Ashley, Natalie, Lauren and I floating up in the sky. I was so enthralled, that I couldn’t stop reading.

Unfortunately my eyes betrayed me by getting sleepy. They cannot be trusted. *sighs* Anywho, I always envied girl groups who have this sister dynamic and have known each other for a ridiculous amount of years. But, after this twisted story, I must say I am thankful for the few drama free friends in my life.

These girls had deep rooted issues with one another and poor Ashley seemed to be the common denominator. Don’t get me wrong, I loved all of their personalities. Even when they drove me insane and I wanted to jump in the book and yell at them. Each woman was unique in her own way and I loved how Liz and Lisa did a superb job in differentiating their traits.

Behavior wise, it reminded me how gossiping and being fake can take you so far. We’ve all been through some female drama throughout our lives, so it was definitely relatable on that aspect. Haters are going to hate no matter what you do or say.

The plot was thrilling and exciting, I was breezing through the chapters because I had so many unanswered questions! And, I’m not one for tears while I read, but Girl’s Night Out got me. This was the first time a book made me cry. The emotional moments were so raw that I couldn’t help but not feel moved. I was so invested in the characters and story that I felt like I was in it.

Overall, I have nothing but great things to say about Girl’s Night Out. It’s one of those reads that hits your heart and ruins your life in a good way. And, if you pay close attention to the wisdom in this novel, you will take life changing advice away from it.

An absolutely delightful and addictive release from Liz and Lisa, you ladies have a special place in my heart and I look forward to reading more works from you two!

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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