I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can't Wiat Wednesday: Tiger's Dream



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishing Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.

TIGER’S DREAM BY COLLEEN HOUCK
The Tiger Saga #5
826 Pages
Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Release Date: March 20th 2018
Pre-order: Amazon & Barnes and Noble

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A tiger left behind.

A goddess in need of an ally.

Stranded in a time and place he never wished for, Kishan Rajaram must carry out his destiny of assisting the beautiful yet extremely irritable goddess Durga. This daunting task is not made easy by the fact that he must also face the truth about the girl he loves and the brother who stole her away.

When the wily shaman Phet appears and tells Kishan that Kelsey needs him, he jumps at the chance to see her again. In his efforts to save her, Kishan discovers that the curse he thought was over is just beginning. As time unravels around him, Kishan realizes that the fates of all those he holds dear lie in hands.

The goddess’s power hangs in the balance. Kishan has no choice but to sacrifice the unthinkable to fight the dark forces swirling around the woman he’s charged to protect. As he does, he discovers that love and loyalty create their own magic and accepts that he must decide his destiny once and for all.

Tiger’s Dream is the conclusion to the epic Tiger’s Curse fantasy romance series that left you breathless.

To learn about Colleen Houck and her books please visit her website

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Goals



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Each week will be a different Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join and link up.

This week is: Bookish Resolutions/Goals 

Usually I do the Goodreads challenge and set a high number, one year I set myself up to read 400 books not including the books that I reread that year. I ended up reading more than 400. Lately because of school and feeling a little burned out with reading I have read FAR less than normal. This year instead of setting a number goal for myself I have a list.


1.      Read a book published before 2010
2.     Read a book that I have started before but different finish
3.      Read a book that will become a movie in 2018
4.     Read a book that I have owned for more than a year
5.     Read the next book in a series that I have already started
6.     Read a book with over 500 pages
7.      Read a book recommended by a favorite author
8.     Read a book of short stories
9.     Read a least one book a month
10.   Read more books over all

Friday, January 12, 2018

Blog Tour: Excerpt: Black Hole Infection by Nazarea Andrews

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00062]Black Hole Infection by Nazarea Andrews

The Hopeless World, #2

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  They thought they knew how the world ends… Parker has always been other, an outsider in the Last Holdout, a strange almost feral creature that trusted Josiah. Josiah always accepted his strangeness as a strength. Africa changed everything. Parker is different here. Dangerous and powerful in a way neither knew he could be. It's terrifying. But if they are going to survive the continent, they'll need to trust each other--and their reluctant allies--in ways they never have before. All of Africa is watching them as they change the balance of power. And the zombies aren't the only things trying to kill them.

 Excerpt

“Tomas’ tribe will come for him. They’re fractured right now, without a Malkia,” Zika says quietly, blinking up at me, “They’re dangerous, Josiah. A Tribe without it’s Sauti and Malkia is dangerous and vulnerable. You would do better to walk in with a new Sauti than to wait for them to come to you.”
“Their Warlord would kill Parker,” I say.
She shrugs. “The Candehe is unusual. The Warlord might thank Parker.”
I frown at her. “Why?”
“They don’t have a Malkia. She died a few months ago. It’s odd for a Sauti to keep going after his Malkia dies. They generally turn reckless and get put down by their Dying.”
“Tomas didn’t seem reckless.”
“Tomas never wanted Gen. He fixated on me when we were children. There is a strong likelihood that it was Tomas who killed Gen.” She says it easily, like murdering a girl to clear the path for Tomas to court her is nothing to even think about, that it bears so little importance that it’s a mere footnote in this conversation.
Maybe it is.
The more time I spend on this damn rock, the more it turns my stomach and makes me want to bolt, with Parks in tow, to anywhere that makes a little more sense than the mindless savagery that passes as survival here.
“If I take him there, the Warlord won’t let us leave, will he.”
It isn’t a question. Zika’s lips quirk into a wry smile, like she was hoping that I wouldn’t put that little piece of the puzzle together.
“No,” she concedes. “If he did, his tribe would slaughter him.”
I snarl softly and she tilts her head, staring at me curiously. “You can’t survive Africa alone, Josiah. He can’t. You need the strength of a tribe behind him, and he needs the balance of a Warlord and Malkia.”
“And I suppose you’d volunteer for that,” Finn says lazily.
She laughs, a bright noise at odds with the vicious girl I know she is. “Parker has a Malkia, even if Josiah hasn’t accepted that yet.”
She smirks at me and Ren makes a noise, drawing my attention.
“It’s a triangle,” she mutters. “The Sauti, Malkia, and Warlord. They’re bound to each other by more than just choice. The Sauti and Malkia are lovers. A Malkia is more than just the hand that guides the tribe—it’s the hand that calms and tames the Sauti.” Her gaze darts to Zika and the girl nods, a pleased little smile on her lips.
“Who the hell has tamed Parker?” Ren demands, a question that doesn’t even need to be asked.
I was the one who brought a feral boy into the Holdout. I calmed his fury. I made him walk as a man among the last survivors of the apocalypse.
I’ve been taming Parker since the day I met him.  

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  
NazareaAndrews
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.
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