5 Bad Bookish Habits

I’m starting to realize that I have some bad bookish habits…or maybe I’ve known about them all along and was just in denial? Yeah, the second one seems much more likely since it was entirely too easy to come up with these five habits.

1. I get excited for new books and preorder them…and then don’t read them for months after they have released.

2. I have problems continuing series even if I loved the first book or two. A fantastic example of this is Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux series. I’ve read the first three books but I’m avoiding book four for no real reason. This irritates the heck out of a certain friend of mine!! I will admit that Evil Jen gets a teensy bit of enjoyment out of this.

3. I collect bookmarks but rarely use them. I guess I like to look at the pretties but don’t want to risk them being damaged. If it wasn’t a ridiculous idea I would consider putting bookmarks in all of my ‘short list’ books so they’re ready to go when I grab and run. That would require A LOT of bookmarks though since my ‘short list’ is an entire bookshelf with overflow onto a second bookshelf. Which brings me to my next habit.

4. I buy entirely too many books. More than I will ever be able to read. It’s debatable if this one is actually a BAD habit. 

5. I procrastinate. A Lot. When I sign up to review books I usually wait until the week before my post date to read the book and a lot of times you’ll find me finishing my review and formatting my post 10pm the night before it’s to go live. Really, this could be the root of the problem with numbers 1 and 2 as well.

What bookish bad habits do you have?

3 Liner Review: How to Run With a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf #3) by Molly Harper

How to Run With a Naked Werewolf
By Molly Harper
Series: Naked Werewolf #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Goodreads Summary:
Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger only to discover he’s really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don’t faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she’s knows in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham that’s a risk. Park of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.
The problem is, Caleb employs his lupine tracking abilities as a not quite-legal bounty hunter, and Anna is suspicious of both him and his profession. On the run from her past, with old problems closing in, she’d like to star far, far away from anybody with connections to the law. Caleb, however, seems determined to keep her close. Are his intentions noble, or is he working a more predatory angle?
Anna’s been dreaming of returning to a semi-normal life, but now she’s experiencing a strange new urge…to join Caleb in running with the wolves.
How to Run With a Naked Werewolf on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
Molly Harper’s Website
My review of How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf #1)
My review of The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf #2)
My Thoughts:
That is a fairly long summary and I’m not sure that I can add much to it but holy freaking cow am I ever glad that Molly Harper decided to continue this series! It’s one that I will forever pimp out and it’s no surprise to me that the third installment hits the same level of awesome as the first two. Just like the first two in the series, How to Run With a Naked Werewolf has a impeccable balance of drama and humor….and hot werewolves ;) that will keep you reading past your bedtime.
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Blog Tour: A Chance At Love by Karolyn James

A Chance At Love
By Karolyn James

Series: Ferry Creek #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published 2/13/2014

A simple phone call can change your life... just ask successful businessman Sullivan Chasen.  
When the caller shares the news that Sullivan's father is dying, Sullivan laughs and hangs up.  He isn't being heartless, he just knows that it can't be true - because his father already passed away... ten years ago.
Like a bad dream, the calls keep coming and DNA results turn Sullivan's world upside down.  There is only one way, and very little time, to figure out the truth.  He packs his bags for the small town of Ferry Creek, North Carolina.
Once Sullivan arrives, he must confront a past he never knew existed, including a half-brother who lives above their family diner.  The longer he spends away from his wealthy lifestyle and successful business, the more he falls in love with the small town, its community... and waitress, Jess Winthorne.
Can Sullivan Chasen go back to his normal life after learning about his past or will he discover the missing piece of his heart in Ferry Creek?

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Books I’ve read but never reviewed…

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

I was way late joining this bandwagon but holy freaking crap is this book good! I’ll admit that I wanted to be zip lining and jumping off buildings with Tris! I'm also really looking forward to the Divergent movie! Not too much longer.

Divergent on Goodreads

Losing It, Keeping Her, & Faking It by Cora Carmack
The Secret of Ella & Micha

These books are sooo good and made me reevaluate my opinion of the New Adult genre….for the better.

Losing It Series on Goodreads

13 to Life (13 to Life #1) by Shannon Delany

Werewolves plus the Russian Mafia?! Yes please! It’s also quite entertaining when the MC is trying to pronounce Pietr’s name :-p

13 to Life on Goodreads

Unraveling (Unraveling #1) by Elizabeth Norris

I loved this book! It’s a great Fantasy all wrapped up in a blanket of mystery and suspense.

Unraveling on Goodreads

Demon Trapper’s Daughter (The Demon Trappers #1) and Soul Thief (The Demon Trappers #2) by Jana Oliver

A+ to Jana Oliver for her creeptastic demons, back to back action, and a determined female character surviving in a “man’s profession”. And seriously, what can top neon demon pee?!
Demon Trappers series on Goodreads

Cover Reveal: Stone Cold Touch (Dark Elements 2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The cover for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH is here! 

STONE COLD TOUCH is a young adult paranormal romance by Jennifer L. Armentrout and is the second full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series being published by Harlequin Teen.

I've read the prequel novella, Bitter Sweet Love (my short review) and loved it! I know both White Hot Kiss and Stone Cold Touch will kick butt!

Cold Stone Touch         STONE COLD TOUCH Synopsis: Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay… "Constantly entertaining...the narrative sizzles with as much tension as romance."Kirkus Reviews on White Hot Kiss

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White Hot KissABOUT WHITE HOT KISS: One kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

Beg Me to Slay
By Lisa Kessler
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Demons
Publisher: Entangled: Covet

Goodreads Summary:

He’ll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart…
Four years ago Tegan Ashton was attacked. Determined never to be a victim again, she devotes her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, only one person can help her.

Gabe is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After losing loved ones, he vows to defend people from a thread they don’t realize exists.

The relationship is supposed to be strictly business, but fighting demons together stirs up emotions they never expected. Turns out demon slaying is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse – hearts.

Beg Me to Slay on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
Lisa Kessler’s website

My Thoughts:

I’ve been eyeing up both Lisa Kessler’s Night and Moon series for a while but for one reason or another I just haven’t gotten to them yet. When I saw Beg Me to Slay I decided to take the leap. I bought and read it right away and I’m very glad I did. It had action, sizzle, and even some frustration thrown in the mix.

I loved that the characters were flawed. They both have weaknesses and a lot of baggage that constantly threatens to drag them down. I also thought it was refreshing to see a strong male character have a time of weakness and need help from a female character. Seriously book guys, you don’t have to be alpha strong 24/7.

I would love to tell you whether or not they overcome those obstacles but that would be naughty of me so I will refrain ;)

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5