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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cover Reveal: WHERE THE ROAD TAKES ME by Jay McLean

Title: Where The Road Takes Me
Author: Jay McLean
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Skyscape


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Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

What I'll Be Doing During The Holidays

Hii everyone!
I am happy to announce that my winter break has officially started.
I haven't been very active in the blogging world lately but I'll be using this time to catch up on a lot of stuff, blog-related things included! Thought I'd make this random post to share with you what I have planned for this winter break :D

1. Catch up on book reviews
Upcoming reviews on the blog:
Now that I look at it, I don't have much to catch up here haha. 
But I always seems to take forever figuring out what to say in a review *sigh*
I also read the first book of a novella series but I think I'll do a series review rather than individual ones.

2. Make a [tiny] dent in my tbr list
It was incredibly hard to decided which books on my tbr to dive into during the winter break.
Here are four that I will for sure read (in this exact order too):
And if I have the time...
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin

3. Catch up on tv shows
I have A LOT of catching up to do when it comes to tv shows. But there's always that dilemma of having to choose between watching my shows or reading books, and reading has trumped watching tv more often than not.
Here are the shows I'm actively working on getting caught up with:
I'm also thinking of starting/trying...

4. Work on some graphic edits
I have no doubt that I'll be making Amour Amour edits after I finish but here are sneaks at what 
I'm working on (both are Addicted series related):
I'm looking to start my Character Spotlights again (so much for doing two a month lol)!
I just need to figure out who and make the quote graphics :)

5. Do a little holiday baking
DON'T THESE LOOK DELICIOUS? (Click the image for the recipe)
My dad is allergic to cocoa so we'll probably switch out the chocolate for graham crackers in the cheesecake dessert,
 or make him something else entirely (he's not much of a sweets guy though).

6. Catch up on anime shows
I really need to try and catch up on these anime shows because the winter season is starting soon. 
I'm so behind on these *cries*:
I'll focus more energy with Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (2nd image) since that one centers around musicians and I loveee. 
Also, I only JUST started season one of Kuroko no Basket (1st image)
There's no hope in catching up any time soon since I think season three starts this season.

7. Get a head start in next term's classes
I am determined to start the new year with my a-game on!
Here are the courses I have for the next school term:
Human Physiology
Environmental Plant Physiology
Cell Biology Seminar
Psychology: The Maladjusted Mind
Psychology: Child Development
The Roman Emperors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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You'll be seeing this "On Repeat" business here and there in my future Jae Talk (aka randomness) posts! It's just so I can post the latest YouTube video that I can't stop watching hehe. Most of the time, it will be music-related :)

If you're not familiar with Us: The Duo, THEY ARE AMAZING
The fact that they're married and all heart eyes at each other makes my heart warm.
I'm so in love with them.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway: AMOUR AMOUR by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Hello, lovelies! 
First I'd like to say, AMOUR AMOUR IS LIVE!!!!! 
I can't wait to start it! All I've done so far is stare dreamily at the cover.

Today, The Fluttering Heart Book Nest is a stop in the Amour Amour tour and I was given the opportunity to interview Krista and Becca! *silently fangirling* For those who follow the blog (or talk to me), you know that I have a slight obsession with their Addicted series and its spin-off, Calloway Sisters series. I swear, they're like writing wizards. So when the twins announced they were writing a standalone with an acrobatic element, I was stoked. I still am. I mean, talk about a unique story plot! I cannot wait to dive in this weekend after my last final! Be sure to check out the other tour stops and don't forget to enter the spectacular giveaway at the end. Without further ado, I hope you enjoy our talk on Amour Amour, tv shows and more! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2014

- - - Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, where a new topic is given for a top ten list - - -

1. Krista and Becca Ritchie
Authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters series
Creators of my OTP, Lily and Loren
And Connor and Rose. AND Ryke and Daisy.
I can't believe it hasn't even been a full year since I became addicted (heh) to their work!

2. Colleen Hoover
Author of the Slammed series, Hopeless series, Maybe Someday and Ugly Love
I don't know how I haven't read her books until this year (late this year).
Absolutely loved Maybe Someday, there is a CoHo binge in my future.

3. Veronica Rossi
Author of Under the Never Sky series
Creator of my OTP, Perry and Aria
Currently my favorite YA fantasy series! Full of adventure, action, friendship and FEELS.

4. Lex Martin
Author of the Dearest series
Fun and amusing. I really enjoyed the first book in the series and will be diving into the others soon!
Plus, Gavin Murphy <33

5. Katja Millay
Author of The Sea of Tranquility
Why does she only have one book?!??! *cries*
Beautiful writing and a wonderful meaning behind the story. I need more from her.

6. Nina Lane
Author of the Spiral of Bliss series
Creator of my OTP, Dean and Liv
One of my favorite adult contemporaries ever, so sweet and heart-warming.
I love that it's centers around a married couple and that the "happy-ever-after" isn't an end.

7. Rebecca Zanetti
Author of Sins Brother series, Dark Protector series and Maverick Montana series
I've only read the first book in the Sins Brother series but it was spectacular!
Great suspense and action. Looking forward to reading her other books.

10. Michelle Hodkin
Author of the Mara Dyer series
Book one pretty much blew my mind but I have yet to continue with the series!
It's on my to-do list for January because Noahhhhhhh <3

9. Rainbow Rowell
Author of Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, Landlines and Attachments
I read Fangirl a few weeks ago and fell in love with the story and its characters, especially Levi!
Will definitely be checking out her other books as well :D

10. A.C. Bextor
Author of the Lights of Peril series and Devil's Despair series.
I read the first book in the Devil's Despair series and loved it!
I will probably read her earlier work some time next year.