My July’s bookhaul

I want to get back into showing you a monthly post in what I have received, this could mean received for review or bought myself, in books; these could be paperbacks, hardbacks and ebooks… However, it has been a while I have treated myself to books I am to excited to wait till the end of the month….! BUT, it is almost August so I can count this as my July Bookhaul I guess?? haha ^_^

First up is my haul from Waterstones, I had a £25 giftcard to spend…. so I went online bought the ones I had on my wishlist for ages and eagerly awaited the parcel and I was most excited when it arrives…. Look at the pretties!!

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The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare – I have been wanting to get this for AGES! I just love Magnus Bane and I am considering re-reading The Infernal Devices series as I just love that one so much….

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – I have heard many good things about this and I have a sampler at home… So I just had to get it.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown – Another one I have heard good things about and am curious to start reading.

Half Bad by Sally Green – Again something I have heard good things about, it was on my wishlist for ages…. so now I have it!

Geek girl by Holly Smale – I know, a bit out of my normal reading genre – but it sounds quite amusing and it would be a lovely quick read and the title sums me up really.!

Next up are the books I bought from my local charity shops – I did went out with a purpose of buying books, but of course it will always be a surprise on what is actually out there. But again look at these lovelies! Most are bought to also complete my series ^_^
Just a side note – I have to peel stickers of books…. Why do people leave those stickers on the books… why… why…why??

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Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia – Well I have the first 2 books in this series and I want them complete …. Although I haven’t really read the first one, Beautiful Creatures yet…

Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia – because… well it is there and it is book 4 and it is part of the series… enough said?

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – I have The Rosie Project on my TBR and I just had to have this ready for when I finally read and finish book 1.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday – now…. this may shock you… I honestly didn’t realise this was a book! I do quite enjoy the film so I thought why not try the book.

So that is it for my bookhaul! What books have you bought this month? And which ones have you read? Let me know!

Doei,

Charlie

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Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) by Nalini Singh

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In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

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Promo Post & Giveaway: Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster

Welcome at the Promo Post for Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster! I absolutely love Melissa Foster’s books and I am so happy that I could participate once again in a blog tour to promote her book! I haven’t read this one yet, but it is on my To Read list and I can’t wait to start it!

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Series: Love in Bloom, #19 The Bradens, #11
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchase Links: Smashwords, Amazon.com, iTunes, Amazon UK, Google Play, Kobo, B&N

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

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About the Author

mel author photo headshot400Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women’s NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Giveaway

The giveaway on tour is 3 x ecopies of Flirting with Love (the previous novel in the series)
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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR


  1. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon: I have started this back in September, but it is now on my Winter TBR because it is quite a big book and it will be perfect to read on these long winter nights.
  2. Humbugs & Heartstring by Catherine Ferguson: A perfect Christmas book, or so I like to think and been told by my fellow blog friends. So can’t wait to start this!
  3. Iced by Karen Marie Moning: Winter time I try to read books I have got on my TBR list for a while now and this is one of them. No idea why I haven’t really started this as I love the Fever series.
  4. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon: Well I love the Outlander series, especially Jamie and Claire and I am hoping to be able to read this one this winter as well. I love Diana’s writing, but it can be quite intense reading in the way she describes things. So I need to take my time with this.
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: Yes, I believe I am the only one on this planet who hasn’t read this book yet or doesn’t really enjoy the TV Series. But I would love to read this book – so what better time to start than the winter… right?
  6. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien: You might have noticed the sheer volume of big books I am putting on my Winter TBR… I guess I associated winter with exactly just that! And yes … I admit… I have never ever read these books….*hides*
  7. Burned by Karen Marie Moning: Book 7 in Fever series and I can’t wait to get back to Jericho and Mac and an more adult Dani 🙂
  8. The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead: I strongly believe February is still in the Winter *giggles* – So I am putting this last book of the Bloodlines in there! I need more Sydney and Adrian and I want to know how Richelle is going to end this marvelous series.

Now I know this is not a Top 10 but I don’t have more books on my Winter TBR – I do have more books on my normal TBR list but none of them speaks ‘Winter’ to me.

Let me know in the comments below what your Top Ten is!

Review: How to Seduce a Fireman (Wild Heat #1) – Vonnie Davis

How to seduce a firemanHow to Seduce a Fireman (Wild Heat #1) – Vonnie Davis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse
Release Date: 2 October 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: I received a Review copy from HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse via NetGalley
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The heat is on…

Book 1 in the ‘Wild Heat’ series—the hottest new fireman trilogy of the fall!

Cassie Wolford has crushed on fireman Quinn Gallagher ever since he moved to Clearwater three years ago. There’s just one problem: he’s always made it clear dating is out of the question. But once a Wolford sets their sights on someone, that person doesn’t stand a chance! Cassie decides it’s time for Quinn to get a dose of his own medicine… and sets out to show him what he’s missing!

Quinn knows only too well what Cassie’s up to but he can’t give her what she wants. He isn’t good for anyone, much less someone as sweet as his angel. Fighting her off hurts like hell, but giving her false hope of a happy ever after would be damn cruel. That’s why he has to leave Clearwater.

Unfortunately, someone from his past has different ideas and when Cassie’s life is threatened this former CIA operative is staying put, prepared to crawl through hell and back to keep her safe. And it looks like he might just have to.

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My thoughts

I did like Quinn – the things he has been through, I can relate from a Wife’s point of view. Always protecting the ones he loves the most, by putting himself on the line. Cassie on the other hand, I can’t relate to her at all… She done my head in, if she’s 21 and wants to be treated like an adult… she better be acting like one as well! I loved the close-knit part of the Wolford’s family…. but man Cassie the baby, is doing my head in. And Cassie is the reason that I am not overly fond in knowing what will happen next in this installment.
Do I want to know badly who DB is? Who Quinn’s dad is and if he marries Cassie? Nope….

Shame – because this can have lots of potential! Especially from the other family members point of views.