Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday: On My Wish List

Author: Sophie Jordan
Title: While the Duke was Sleeping
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Coming out on October 25, 2016
Book 1 in the Rogue Files

(from goodreads)

Sometimes the man of your dreams . . .

Shop girl Poppy Fairchurch knows it’s pointless fantasizing about the Duke of Autenberry. Still, dreams can’t hurt anyone . . . unlike the carriage Poppy spies bearing down upon the unsuspecting duke. After she pulls him to safety, the duke lapses into a coma and Poppy is mistaken for his fiancée. But one person isn’t fooled:

His arrogant and much too handsome half-brother, Struan Mackenzie. Soon Poppy isn’t sure what she wants more . . . the fantasy of her duke or the reality of one smoldering Scot who challenges her at every turn.

. . . is not who you think.

An illegitimate second son, Struan may have built an empire and established himself as one of the wealthiest men in Britain, but he knows he will always be an outsider among the ton. Just like he knows the infuriating Poppy is a liar. There’s no way the haughty Duke of Autenberry would deign to wed a working class girl. It doesn’t matter how charming she is. Or tempting. Or how much Struan wants her for himself. 


About the author
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Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Monday: Latest Book Haul (belated)

Due to the fact that I never come around to arrange pictures for this book haul, I decided to post them without pictures.

I should have done a few for the past few weeks, but like I said, I took pictures on the blog's instagram for most of them, but I didn't have time to re-do them in the different categories, but if you want, you can check them out here.

And since I never seem to be around to do them on Mondays, I might just post them whenever I get the chance. :)

Bought on author's site and signed

Isla Madden-Mills
Dirty English

So it took a while before I got it, but I'm so happy that I did now. Especially that nothing was going right on that day and it arrived with swags and it made my day so much better.

Bought at Archambault

Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King

So I received a gift card from the last place I worked so I used it to buy this one book that I really wanted :)

Bought at

Stephen King
Mr. Mercedes

Jennifer Donnelly

Shaundra Mitchell & al.
Defy the Dark

Becca Fitzpatrick
Black Ice

Tiffany Trent
The Unnaturalists

Jeri Smith-Ready
The Side of Salvation

So yes I have an addiction to bookoutlet, but I'm working on it. But until, I do, here are some books that I bought to add to my collection.

Bought at and signed

Richelle Mead
Silver Shadows

Kelley Armstrong
Sea & Shadows

Jackson Pearce

Rosemary Clement-Moore
Texas Gothic

P.C. & Kristin Cast

I was still addicted and got these books that were already signed. I will admit that two of these books I already own, but oh well... I'm crazy and nothing will change that.

Bought at

Mindy Klasky
How to Not Make a Wish

I couldn't find this book anywhere. I had the last two books of the trilogy, but never the first one and finally, I found it on

So I finally posted it and I will have one next week. More books are coming my way this week. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday: On My Wish List

Author: C.C. Hunter
Title: Midnight Hour
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Coming out on October 25, 2016
Book 4 in the Shadow Falls: After Dark

(from goodreads)

A missing sister, a heart in turmoil, and a growing tattoo that no one understands: The Shadow Falls saga comes to a spectacular conclusion in this thrilling finale!

Being a dyslexic witch has never been easy for Miranda Kane, but her time at Shadow Falls helped her tap into her true powers. Now her life is thrown into chaos after a near death experience leaves her with a mysterious growing tattoo no one can explain. Her heart is a mess over whether to get back together with Perry or take a chance on a new love, her parents are spitting up, and she may not get into the same college of her two best friends. To upend her world further, it appears her sister has been kidnapped and it’s not just her they want. Miranda’s only way of saving her sister may be to take her place. Will her friends at Shadow Falls save Miranda…or will she realize that she had the power to save herself all along? 


About the author

C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central.

C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Giveaways :)

This is simply a reminder that I have two giveaways at the moment. One on the blog's instagram and one on the blog facebook page.

You could be the 1 of the two winners and receive Rachel Harris' latest release, The Natural History of Us in paperback.

Like I previously said in the reminders for my giveaways, I'm ready to include the first book of the series, The Fine Art of Pretending, if the winner doesn't already own it.

You have until APRIL 20, 2016 to participate. I'm sorry that it's only open to Canada and the US due to the shipping cost, but if you live outside these two countries and are willing to pay for the shipping of the book, you can then participate.

So don't forget to check them out ;)

My Facebook Giveaway!
For the chance to win a paperback of The Natural History of Us

My Instagram Giveaway!
For the chance to win a paperback of The Natural History of Us
It's GIVEAWAY TIME!!! So like I said yesterday, today I am doing two giveaways. One on here and the other on my Facebook Blog page. Both contests can be found on my blog page (link in my profile). So in honor of @rachelharrisbks new release, I am giving away two copies (one for each contest) of the second book of the series The Natural History of Us (which is out TODAY). How to participate? Easy I believe. 1. Follow me @julaliciousbookparadise 2. Love this picture 3. Repost this picture with #JBPgiveaway and be sure to tag me as well. 4. Leave a comment 5. Tag your friends For extra entries? 1. Follow me on twitter (@julalicious83) This contest ends on April 20, 2016 and is open to Canada and the US only due to the shipping cost. Good luck everyone :) #giveaways #bookgiveaways #books #rachelharris #theartofpretendingseries #JBPgiveaways
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Cover Reveal: Beyond Here Lies Nothing by C.J. Duggan

Author: C.J. Duggan
Title: Beyond Here Lies Nothing
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Coming out on July 8, 2016


When a big city agent wants to rent the abandoned chapel on the Bowen’s property for an obscene amount of money, it seems like a deal of a lifetime … there’s just one small catch.

Nathaniel Black.

Disgraced, broken-down, whisky-swilling Rock God Nathaniel Black is set to make a comeback, or at least that’s what his long-suffering agent is hoping.
It’s Nathaniel’s last chance for salvation, to lock himself away from the temptations of his wicked life. With no women, no booze, no drugs: only the music. The one thing he didn’t count on was forming a complex, life-changing bond with a reclusive, talented songbird, Sadie Bowen.

Eighteen-year-old Sadie has all of Nathaniel’s vinyl records under her bed and his poster lining the inside of her wardrobe door. And now he was here, in her backyard, eating her food and sharing her bathroom—a dream come true, right? Until Sadie soon realises her teenage idol is the most infuriating, arrogant man-child she has ever met.

Will seclusion lead to destruction? Or will Sadie finally get a chance to learn who the real man is behind the music? One thing is clear, despite every voice inside her head telling her to stay away, she couldn’t.

She couldn’t help it, couldn’t fight it.

Nathaniel Black was about to become her favourite mistake. 



About the author

C.J Duggan is a number one internationally bestselling Australian author of seven independent titles of her popular New Adult Summer series. In addition to her chart-topping indie novels, C.J is set to publish two titles with Hachette, Australia with her brand-new Paradise Series in 2015 (Paradise City and Paradise Road).

C.J lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday: On My Wish List

Author: Jay Crownover
Title: Honor
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Coming out on October 18, 2016
Book 1 in the Breaking Point series

(from goodreads)

Don't be fooled.

Don't make excuses for me.

I am not a good man.

I've seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I've fought and I've survived. I've had to.

The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.

I'm here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She's disappeared. But don't worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.

Like I said, don't be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I'm the one front and center. 


About the author
[website] [goodreads]

JAY CROWNOVER   Being native Coloradan is a source of pride if you ask Jay.  She loves all the things her home has to offer, and that is why she set her books in this familiar place. Writing about what she knows is why her stories feature plenty of rock and roll and body modification.

Jay has been a bartender since she was in college, spending over forty hours a week watching interactions between men and women.  This 9 to 5 job offered great insights into relationships - how they start and how they evolve in a social setting.

This cutting-edge author likes to write New Adult novels because she remembers being in her early twenties and thinking she had it all figured out, only to be proven wrong time and time again.  When she looks back, she see's that those years defined who she is today, and, good or bad, those decisions ultimately set her current path.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cover Reveal: Unknown by Wendy Higgins (Unknown, #1)

Author: Wendy Higgins
Title: Unknown
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Coming out in September 2016
Book 1 in the Unknown series

(from goodreads)

Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technological communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have. 

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. 


About the author

Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series from HarperTeen and her independently published Irish fantasy, See Me. She is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and doggie Rue. 

Wendy earned a bachelor's in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday: On My Wish List

Author: Kami Garcia
Title: The Lovely Reckless
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Coming out on October 4, 2016

(from goodreads)

I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart? 


About the author

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & International bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the film adaptation, Beautiful Creatures, released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers. Her solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable, and the sequel Unmarked, which were both nominated for Bram Stoker Awards. Her forthcoming YA contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4, 2016 and her novel THE X-FILES ORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS, an origin story about Fox Mulder as a teen, releases in January 2017 (from Imprint/Macmillan).

Kami was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She has never raced a car, but there is still time. Kami lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at