Hard as Stone

Hard as Stone

Title: Hard as Stone Author: Sarah O’Rourke Publisher: Indie/ Self Published Publication Date: May 2014 Classification: Adult Novel Content: Mature Themes & Scenes Summary from Goodreads: Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the beautiful town of Paradise is the perfect place to raise a family, have dinner at the local diner…and chase a [Read On]


Thinking About…5 Reasons I Love Pound Fitness

Five Reasons You Should Try Pound 1. The music! I love music. It helps motivate me in anything I do. Pound fitness has some pretty awesome music. 2. It is a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout. Do not get me wrong it is definitely a challenge. There are a lot of things I [Read On]

iron king

Audio Review: The Iron King

Title: The Iron King Author: Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: Jan 2009 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She [Read On]

Monster calls

A Monster Calls

Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Walker Books Publication Date: Jan 2011 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his [Read On]

Cains salvation

Cain’s Salvation

Title: Cain’s Salvation Author: Sarah O’Rourke Publisher: Indie/Self Published Publication Date: Dec 2013 Classification: Adult Novel Content: Mature Themes & Scenes Summary from Goodreads: When Dr. Cain Turner’s life was literally blown apart in a small province of Afghanistan, it was only the hope and memories of one woman that propelled him forward. But there [Read On]

To all the boys

To All The Boys I Loved Before

Title: To All the Boys I Loved Before Author: Jenny Han Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date:  April 15th 2014 Goodreads Summary:  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, [Read On]

If I stay

If I Stay

Title: If I Stay Author: Gayle Forman Publisher: Speak Publication Date: April 2009 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family. In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can [Read On]

Chelle Bliss Giveaway

Pages of Forbidden Love’s Associate Reviewer Deb has a great giveaway running on her blog right now. ¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`* SIGNED PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY ¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`* Three prizes to be won… Hosted by Rough Draft Book Blog and TwinsieTalk Book Reviews The complete set of Author Chelle Bliss’s Men of Inked series SIGNED… AND 2 totally kick ass signed [Read On]

lets get lost

Let’s Get Lost

Title: Let’s Get Lost Author: Adi Alsaid Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date:  July 29th 2014 Goodreads Summary: Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost. Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment [Read On]


Thinking About…Goals Update

Progress for July/Aug Hey! Can you believe it is already September?! Crazy right? The year year is flying by. I’ve been working and not doing as much reading as I wish I was doing. There have been new changes meaning having to work out a new routine. I will have things balanced in no time [Read On]

Alexa's 2014 Reading Goals

Reading Goals: Sept 2014 + TBR + Updates

I thought this year instead of joining a bunch of challenges I know I will never complete I would just make some of my own personal reading goals. This way I know they are my goals and that they don’t have to fit into any particular challenge. I also think I’m going to do away [Read On]

maybe someday

Audio Review: Maybe Someday

Title: Maybe Someday Author: Colleen Hover Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: March 2014 Classification: New Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything [Read On]

Alien proliferation

Alien Proliferation

Title: Alien Proliferation Author: Gini Koch Publisher: DAW Publication Date: Dec 2011 Classification: Adult Sci-Fi Novel Summary from Goodreads: Alien Super-Being Exterminator Kitty Katt is expecting her first baby. But the alien attacks are getting more dangerous, and now Kitty and her Alpha Centaurion husband, Jeff, have to find out who’s behind the conspiracy to [Read On]

between the sheets

Between The Sheets

Title: Between the Sheets (Boys of Bishop #3) Author: Molly O’Keefe Publisher: Bantam Publication Date:  July 29th 2014 Goodreads Summary:After years of running, Wyatt Svenson has now parked himself in Bishop, Arkansas, trying to do the right thing and parent a son he didn’t even know he had until recently. Over six feet tall and packed with muscles [Read On]



Title: Redemption Author: Alyson Raynes Publisher: Self Published/ Indie Publication Date: April 2014 Classification: Adult Novel Content: Mature Themes & Sexual Themes Summary from Goodreads: Dylan Prescott is a man who knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to keep the woman he loves safe. Living a privileged life has afforded the Prescott [Read On]

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read but Don’t Own Yet

This Week: Books I Want to Read but Don’t Own Yet I think some of these are just going to be books that are not yet out but some will be released titles. 10. This sounds awesome and something that I would love. 9. These new covers are to die for. Plus I’ve read random [Read On]

shadow and bone

Shadow and Bone

Title: Shadow and Bone Author: Leigh Bardugo Publisher: Henry Holt Publication Date: June 2012 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that [Read On]

chain reaction

Chain Reaction

Title: Chain Reaction Author: Simone Elkeles Publisher: Walker Books Publication Date: Aug 2011 Classification: YA Novel Summary from Goodreads: Like his brothers, Luis Fuentes is a risk taker; whether he’s scaling the Rocky Mountains or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis is always looking for the next thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life [Read On]


Thinking About…New Adventures

Thinking About…New Adventures *All photos from Pinterest It has finally sunk in. I graduated in May but I was still working on campus all summer so it did not seem as real as it was. I have had my work-study job since day one of my Freshman Year (5 years all together) so I was [Read On]

boy in the pjs

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Author: John Boyne Publisher: David Fickling Books Publication Date: Sept 2006 Classification: Young Adult Novel Summary from Goodreads: Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must [Read On]