Back to School Day 3 – Most Memorable School Memory!

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Today I am once again taking part in Parajunkee’s Back to School Book Blogger Challenge. There will be an assignment each day and these posts will be linked to the post on Parajunkee.com each day. Participating bloggers are asked to visit each other’s posts, and grade them for extra credit.

It is Day 3 and today’s class is:

“Share your most memorable school memory.”

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The Prince’s Ex by Nadene Seiters – Book Review

The Prince's ExTitle: The Prince’s Ex
Author: Nadene Seiters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 200
Published: April 30th 2014
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Source: Author
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Amelia Radley thought she had it all when she met a man in a bar and he ended up being royalty. Their love affair was anything but boring, and yet he dumped her almost exactly a year after asking her out to their first dinner date. While the wound was deep and fresh thirty days after their separation, she picked up the morning paper only to see that the man she thought she loved had already become engaged to another woman.

Her best friend, Tina, suggests the only thing she knows would make her feel better. Amelia should start dating any man she meets that she likes so that she can get over her ex. The idea is ludicrous, and yet Amelia agrees to a date with a man she has never met before. All the while, she considers herself nothing more than the prince’s ex, a woman who could not hold the affections of every woman’s dream.

When she finds love in an unexpected place, it’s challenged by the past and th
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Back to School Day 2 – Dream Reading Assignments!

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Today I am once again taking part in Parajunkee’s Back to School Book Blogger Challenge. There will be an assignment each day and these posts will be linked to the post on Parajunkee.com each day. Participating bloggers are asked to visit each other’s posts, and grade them for extra credit.

It is Day 2 and today’s class is:

“If you were/are an English Teacher, share with us your dream lesson plan as far as reading assignments.”

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A Castle of Sand by Bella Forrest – Book Review

A Castle of SandTitle: A Castle of Sand
Series: A Shade of Vampire #3
Author: Bella Forrest
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 296
Published: June 26, 2013
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Source: Purchased
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What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of life and time will soon ruin…

Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker. His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son. 

Meanwhile, the hunters are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of The Shade hangs entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them. 

And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowels of an Egyptian desert… a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected.
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Back to School Day 1 – About me!

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Hello Everyone!

For the next 9 days I will be taking part in Parajunkee’s Back to School Book Blogger Challenge. There will be an assignment each day and these posts will be linked to the post on Parajunkee.com each day. Participating bloggers are asked to visit each other’s posts, and grade them for extra credit.

It is Day 1 and today’s class is:

“It’s time to stand up in front of the class and share with the rest of us a little bit about you!”

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Weekly Wrap Up – 17 August 2014

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This week I am taking part in the following memes which are sharing books that you’ve received and/or posts and events on your blog:
The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews
Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe.

SHARON’S NEWS

I read the Divergent series last week and at the end of the second book I loved them both. Which good right? Then, I read the third book…and cue dramatic music! (dun dun duuuunn) Need I say more? My reviews will appear in the next couple of weeks.

Last week I managed to do a little work on the appearance of my blog with a new background and a couple of minor font and colour changes here and there. Any feedback on how it looks or loads etc. would be appreciated.

No new books this week as I have enough to keep me busy for now and can work on reducing that TBR list. Although I’m sure that will be forgotten next week. ;-)

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Saturday Snapshot – 16 August 2014

saturday snapshotTo participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky found at West Metro Mommy Reads Blog. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

This week I’m sharing a couple of photos from when the film Wolverine was being shot in my area. I didn’t get to see Hugh Jackman while I was there, but watching the stunt doubles and extras film a fight scene was pretty interesting. Plus the fan girls all waiting around for Hugh were amusing. ;-)

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Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sharon

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A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest – Book Review

A Shade of Blood by Bella ForrestTitle: A Shade of Blood
Series: A Shade of Vampire, Book 2
Author: Bella Forrest
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 322 
Published: April 8,  2013
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Source: Purchased
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In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story. Prepare to be lost in its pages…

When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she’d forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.

Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek’s heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape. 

High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her. 

But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? … and the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?

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Free and Cheap Kindle Books – 14 August 2014 #freebies #kindle

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Here is this week’s selection of free and cheap books that I have found on Amazon Kindle Store. Today I have chosen 6 free and 3 cheap reads from the Young Adult Fantasy genre and hopefully I have found something to your liking. Each of these have a 4 or more star rating on Amazon. I have also included the synopsis for each book/boxed set. I use the Amazon International site and these books may not be free or cheap in your region and prices are subject to change without notice. Clicking on the cover picture will redirect you to the relevant Amazon page where you can find the synopsis and purchase the book. I hope you like today’s selection.

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Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken – Book Review @RachVD

Elicit by Rachel Van DykenTitle: Elicit
Series: Eagle Elite #4
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 400 est.
Published: August 11, 2014
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Source: Author
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Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, twisted…my name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him. 
I crave war more than peace, and I’m about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra…that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself. 

But the only person able to do that…is my best friends sister, Mo Abandanato, and she just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it. 

Im cursed so I did it. 
I’m numb so I held it. 
I’m wicked so I liked it.
I used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into my biggest nightmare–the five families greatest enemy. It’s my turn to take a stand, knowing full well I’m going to lose my mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. I’ve always been told Blood is thicker than life. I wish I would have listened. Because regardless of who you love? You will betray. You will kill.
Blood Always Wins. 
The only way out is death…yours.

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