End of 2016: Highly Anticipated Book Releases

Hey everyone!

As the year winds down, it seems as if a lot of popular books/anticipated sequels are coming out in the next couple of months. I love this time of the year, because not only are there lots of spooky stories coming out, but some of my favorite authors are also publishing new books!

So I wanted to give you guys a list of books that I myself am highly anticipating. I’m not a huge trend-follower in regards to any aspect… fashion, lifestyle, books… I kind of just read and do what makes me happy lol so some of these may not be critically acclaimed, but I do highly recommend them J The authors are some of the best and I really think they’d be worth checking out!

Here are some highly anticipated books to be released before the year ends. I hope you guys enjoy!

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Anticipated Release Date: September 27, 2016

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

 

Goldenhand by Garth Nix
Anticipated Release Date: October 4, 2016

Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr’s Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There, a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Lirael must use her new powers to save the Old Kingdom from this great danger—and it must be forestalled not only in the living world but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.

 

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Anticipated Release Date: October 11, 2016

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.

When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

 

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Anticipated Release Date: October 18, 2016

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

 

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks
Anticipated Release Date: October 25, 2016

The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King’s armies.

Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone.

Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop the White King’s growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile.

Meanwhile, Teia’s new talents will find a darker use-and the cost might be too much to bear.

Together, they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse.

 

Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror edited by Ellen Datlow
Anticipated Release Date: November 1, 2016 (Nook Book is available October 16, 2016)

Unlucky thieves invade a house where Home Alone seems like a playground romp. An antique bookseller and a mob enforcer join forces to retrieve the Atlas of Hell. Postapocalyptic survivors cannot decide which is worse: demon women haunting the skies or maddened extremists patrolling the earth.

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
Anticipated Release Date: November 18, 2016

J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

 

Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon
Anticipated Release Date: November 29, 2016

Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother, who’s afflicted with Alzheimer’s. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered—a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate’s childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del—shunned and derided by classmates as “Potato Girl”—was brutally slain. Del’s killer was never found, while the victim has since achieved immortality in local legends and ghost stories. Now, as this new murder investigation draws Kate irresistibly in, her past and present collide in terrifying, unexpected ways. Because nothing is quite what it seems . . . and the grim specters of her youth are far from forgotten.

 

 

All blurbs taken from Barnes and Noble.

August To-Be-Read! 

Happy August, everyone!

It’s been nothing but rainy and gloomy for the past three days so I’m been cramming so much reading and writing in. And yoga. Because, if I have found any sort of physical exercise that actually agrees with my anti-athletic muscles, it’s yoga. It’s honestly insane how much yoga has helped me- not only do I feel like I’m in the “writing zone” more than I usually am, but I also am getting almost complete movement back in the foot I got frostbite in last year (really stupid story… always take care of yourself first, kids, never put work before your own well-being) and I’m also losing some of the killer knots I have in my shoulders. I know people carry their stress in different places- their back, their gut, their skull. I carry mine in my shoulders and genuinely look like a Green Bay Packer with traps of glory when I get stressed.

So, if you guys have any yoga youtuber suggestions (my favorite is Yoga With Tim ❤ ) or best yoga mats to buy, please let me know! I’ve been borrowing mine so far and think it’s time to finally get my own!


Anywhoooo

I have some amazing books lined up to read so far and a few of them are eBooks. Most of these books are actually suggestions from friends and readers on this blog! I can’t say how happy I am to connect with you guys and share a taste in books. Let me know if you all have read these books or are interested in hearing more about them. Because not only do I like to review debut and self-published books here, but I also love to read a huge variety of other novels and these TBR’s are where I get to show you guys what else I’m reading (and on Goodreads, of course). So, if there’s anything you’d prefer to see reviewed in this little mash up, let me know!

  1. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  2. The Night Clock by Paul Meloy
  3. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling


And… by the time this post goes up, I may have already read The Cursed Child… I couldn’t put the book down! It was just like old times when I waited for each new release and then devoured it in a day. I couldn’t help myself- but now we can talk about it! What did you think? (With minimal spoilers so those who weren’t lucky enough to get the book right away can still enjoy it). Who was your favorite character? How did it make you feel? Were you satisfied and excited? Do you just want to go see the play now? Will you get the Definitive Edition that comes out in 2017?

Aaaand there’s all the fangirling lol thanks for reading guys, I can’t wait to hear what you all will be reading this month, too 😊

Until next time!

Live,

Morgan Paige

Summer Reading of 2016

I hope you had a beautiful 4th of July, readers 🙂

Not only was I lucky enough to have a fun BBQ to go to, but I also managed to squeeze some time in for writing out on our porch. The chipmunks have completely destroyed my garden, but the area is still too beautiful to pass up. I spent a good amount of time writing in my notebook trying to get further on my story, and I’m actually trying a different approach to writing the first draft than I usually do. I typically just write on the computer, but after attending an author event at a nearby Barnes and Noble, I realized so many authors write their first draft long hand. I figured I’d give it a shot!

And surprisingly, it’s working beautifully. I’m a lot slower, but the story is actually coming out the way I see it in my head. Instead of word vomiting all over the page I have to actually slow down and consider my intentions. Or else my hand will pretty much revolt 😛

How do you guys go around writing your first draft? I feel like there’s a huge difference in quantity, but since this isn’t a challenge like NaNoWriMo I feel like I can get away with it and just enjoy the story.

On top of writing outside, I’ve been reading outside, too. The little furballs have been waking me up before 7 every day and although I can see my sanity flying out the window, I’ve also found I’ve been more productive in my literary endeavors. It’s been a little bit of a hasty month so sitting down to read has been my escape.

I don’t necessarily read based on the season, but sometimes I just can’t shake the desire to read a book that oozes the season of the world around me. I have been wanting books that are both light and dark, because I honestly can’t shake my love for twisted themes, but I also need something light (in actual physical length) and summery in setting. Here are the summer books I plan on reading this summer:

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Suicide Diaries by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murikami

Peter Pan by JM Barrie

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Have any of you guys read any of these books? I’ll be going between the library, friend’s bookshelves, and the indie bookstore down the street to make this TBR list. I have Peter Pan in the awesome word cloud classic that Barnes and Noble produced… isn’t it just gorgeous???
I have been dying to read Lolita for quite some time now, but it never really made the top of the priority list. I figured why not now? It’s full of controversial issues and is narrated by a perverted antagonist… but I love psychological books, so I’m curious how a story like that is written. And The Wrath and the Dawn has only just crept onto my radar thanks to Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes. It sounds perfectly romantic yet action-packed, and also super intelligent. Plus it’s set in a desert, so I’m pretty much sold on it lol
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Link your posts so I can see what you’re reading this summer! I’d love to see what you guys have all picked up. Or just comment down below and we can gush over some of the new fantasy releases that are coming out soon! Fantasy and summer go together like sunbathing and iced tea. They’re exquisite balances, in my opinion!

Until Next Time!

Live,

Morgan Paige

The Bookish Box: June Unboxing!

Oh what a long week it’s been, but I’m finally back into the swing of things! I’ve missed you guys and can’t wait to get some of these awesome posts up that I’ve had waiting for you. My first post this week is a fun one, because not only is it the second installment of the beautiful Bookish Box unboxing, but it also features the little furball that’s been making our life batty ❤

The Bookish Box is an amazing monthly subscription box that sends you a little package of goodies that appeal to your literary side. My first month with them was the special Harry Potter-themed box (and this month they have a Game of Thrones one you can get for a limited time!). This month’s theme was classic novels!

Ah!


I love the classics, so I was an absolute sucker for this month’s goodies.


The package was so beautiful and contained a few exemplary pieces:

  1. Appraising Pages: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass T-Shirt
  2. Bugaboo Bear Designs – Great Gatsby Notebook
  3. A Cute Geek -Ampersand Ring
  4. Out of Print – Alice in Wonderland Socks

The T-shirt is absolutely adorable and soft… I’m in love with the way Appraising Pages makes their clothing and I had to stop myself from cuddling with it when I opened the box. It’s just tooooo soft!


The ring is just the right size, too, and actually goes perfectly with the Harry Potter necklace I got last month! The notebook is fantastic as well because I always carry one in my purse, and I can’t wait to slip on these adorable Out of Print socks. I love their necklaces, too, so obviously their socks are of great quality (anyone see their Kurt Vonnegut So it Goes necklace? Freakin’ amazing!).


There was also a cute green magnetic bookmark in the box that wasn’t listed, but it will definitely come in handy. I realized I need to be more of a bookmark fiend especially since I only have one and I tend to read a dozen books at once. I feel like I don’t need another bookish item to collect, but I just can’t help myself 🙂

Bonus kitteh pic. Taco the Space Invader is the herald of Curious Cats!

What do you guys think? I can’t believe how cute and usable all of the things in the Bookish Boxes are. This is the last unboxing I’ll be doing, but I hope you guys loved it! I really enjoy their packages so maybe around Christmas time I’ll treat myself again.

 

Until next time!

Live,

Morgan Paige

 

June TBR, from Horror to YA!

Hello everyone!

I have some beautiful books to show you that I am just dying to read.


I think I’m a bit obsessed with The Mapmakers Trilogy by SE Grove. And Joe Hill. So this month is just a plethora of catching up with some current obsessions!

I’ll be reading The Golden Specific, The Fireman, and Snakewood. I have to be 100% honest with you, I already started The Golden Specific because I just couldn’t help myself… and because both hardcover books are VERY dense and long. I’ll be surprised if I can get through everything this month, but hopefully I do!

Last month I didn’t post a recap because I didn’t think it was very necessary, but if you guys don’t follow me on Goodreads, I completed my May TBR! I loved all three books and will have a review up soon for The Library at Mount Char. For those of us who love writing, too, I would absolutely suggest reading King’s On Writing. It’s straight-forward and taught me a lot about writing that I didn’t learn in school. 

What are you guys reading this month? I see a ton of new books coming out this month so I maaaay have to update this list in a week or two.

Stay strong my friends!

Until next time,

Live,

Morgan Paige

Unboxing: The Bookish Box HP-Themed Anniversary Box

Hey everyone!

I am SO incredibly excited to share with you my first unboxing on this blog!!! 😀

My happy face has not disappeared since I got this in the mail. It was genuinely like Christmas when I watched as they brought this awesome Deathly Hallows symbol over to me at the Post Office.


I chose The Bookish Box as my first subscription box unboxing for you guys because I figured that you, like me, are obsessed with Harry Potter and all things literary. The Bookish Box has been creating awesome monthly boxes for the past year, and to celebrate their anniversary they shipped out the cutest Harry Potter-themed box I’ve ever seen.


They sent me a good amount of items, and honestly, the first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the smell. The scent of butterscotch candy just wafted towards me when I lifted the top and I couldn’t help but smile. The smell was actually coming from a Butterbeer Salt Scrub, which I CAN’T wait to use, and there were a bunch of other cute items they chose for us:

  1. HP Shirt by Appraising Pages
  2. Butterbeer Salt Scrub by Cherry Pit Crafts
  3. Hogwarts Coffee Tumbler by Knot Knirvana
  4. Stag Watercolor Print by Lexy Oliva
  5. Necklace by Rich Love Shoppe

I’m not sure if everyone got the same watercolor prints, but these are absolutely beautiful and everything received is useful and of good quality. Just look at that T-shirt! It’s one of my favorite quotes and Dumbledore is one of my favorite characters (I got his wand from Harry Potter World 😀 ), so I can’t wait to wear it!

I’m a bit of a doofus and didn’t realize there was a necklace in the small bag until after I had taken the pictures, but I’ll show you guys how cute it is on Instagram.


And I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw a Starbucks/HP-themed tumbler. Can you see just how obsessed I am? I think I have a caffeine problem.

What do you guys think? Awesome unboxing isn’t it? Would you guys want me to keep up my subscription to see them? They provide such great gift ideas that really speak to the book lover in all of us I think 🙂

Let me know if you all liked seeing this and if you want more!

And click HERE if you’re interested in checking out their site! They offer different subscription packages and you can cancel at any time.

Bonus kitty and Starbucks pic 🙂 Even Meowmansan wanted some of that HP goodness!

Until next time!

Live,

Morgan Paige

Disclaimer: This box was not sent for free or in exchange for a review 🙂 It was paid for by me! 

Cafe and Bookstore Review: Toadstool Bookstore in NH

So, if you guys follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably have seen this post coming… but I found the MOST amazing little bookstore just down the road from me, and I wanted to share it with you 🙂

Toadstool Bookstores is a small chain with three total branches in New Hampshire. Found in Milford, Peterborough, and Keene, I got chatting with one of the employees in the Milford store and just could not get over how amazing the selection was for a small indie bookstore.

From the outside, Toadstool is completely unassuming. However, once you go inside, you’ll see a myriad of carefully chosen books of all different genres beautifully arranged throughout the store. I was most impressed by the sheer amount of options and books that I just had never seen before. I mostly shop at Barnes and Noble now that I live in NH, but upon finding this perfect gem of a bookstore, I don’t know if I can go back.


I saw expanded genre-based sections, personal book suggestions from the employees (typical, but way more personal and numerous here), specialty book covers, and little notes taped on the shelves that gave blurbs about what to expect in a story. I picked up Garth Nix’s Newt’s Emerald (1- because I’m the biggest Nix fangirl and 2- the cover is ABSOLUTELY to die for) and right next to it was a tiny post-it exclaiming “Hints of Jane Austen and fantasy!” And just that small exclamation hooked me into buying it instead of grabbing one of the beautiful soft-cover special edition poetry books I had stumbled upon (believe me, I’m going back for it next time!).
On top of the extraordinary selection was a cute little café that appeared to specialize more in small luncheon/brunch meals than anything else. There were some pastries available, but they didn’t seem to be as appealing as the sandwiches or the coffee. They get their coffee from the local A&E Roasters just down the street, so I wasn’t at all surprised when the Americano I ordered was absolute perfection. I wish I could have found some snack to go with it, though… everything had dairy or meat in it. But you know, you go to a bookstore for books and coffee, and since they excelled so much in those categories I can’t really complain!

They also had a little event going on for luthiers while I was there. While I am not a musician, I thought it was fantastic that the café would host something a bit out-of-the-box and cater to the community in such a way.

Toadstool is my new favorite haunt for sure. If anyone is coming up into beautiful NH at some point, all the stores should be equally as impressive as they are all managed and archived by the owner. Whenever a novel is bought from a location, it is restocked and the selections are carefully cultivated by the same buyer throughout the state. Let me know if you make it up here and if you find something exceptional 🙂
Until next time!

Live,

Morgan Paige

Boskone, Worldcon, and ALL the Conventions!

Boskone, Worldcon, and ALL the Conventions!

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend; I’m really excited to share with you just how action-packed this past weekend was.

I live in New Hampshire, as some of you may know, and am fortunate to be close to one of the country’s biggest and most exciting cities: Boston! I love Boston (I swear, I’m not terribly biased). Throughout the few roadtrips I’ve been fortunate enough to take, Boston has always been one of the few cities I enjoy visiting. Yes, the city is a mess of one-ways and I still manage to get lost sometimes, but it’s a fun city on the coast and is full of ambitious, creative types of people.

Jerry Remy’s Restaurant has a great view (an Iron Maiden boat?? yes!) and even better food.

Part of the reason why this atmosphere is so prevalent is because Boston plays host to a lot of fun conventions (PAX East, Comicon, etc.), most recent of which is the one they hosted this past weekend at the Westin Hotel on the Waterfront: Boskone. In the world of conventions, this is the largest science fiction and fantasy convention hosted in New England. It promotes authors, artists, musicians, and creators of all types who work in the science-fiction and fantasy genres.

It was a three day convention and only cost $25 a day to attend ($45 on Saturday, because it had the largest amount of activities), but with the three day package it was only $65. There were literary speakers, art galleries, book sellers, movie showings, autograph tables, and many participatory activities, as well as booths outside of the ballrooms that advertised other conventions, new products, and upcoming events.

 I learned about Worldcon while I was there, and, if you weren’t aware, it is the biggest science fiction convention in the world. If you become a member of Worldcon, you gain membership that allows you to nominate and vote for the Hugo Awards. This is the most popular Science Fiction/ Fantasy award ceremony for authors and artists alike. World Con seemed interesting, but it’s being held in Helsinki next year… so something tells me this girl isn’t going to be able to make the quick trip lol

Boskone, however, was an absolute blast. I was fortunate to make it to the Friday activities, and will make it a point to go all three days next year. Even though it was a short visit, Friday was really the most incredible day in my literary life thus far. If you follow me on any of my social media sites, you’d have seen me meeting the author I look up to most, Garth Nix, as well as the incredible horror author, Joe Hill.


I think you can see just how nervous I am in the photo, but it really was incredible being able to meet one of the biggest literary inspirations in my life. Both Joe Hill and Garth Nix were incredibly kind and exciting authors to meet, and conventions like Boskone allow experiences like this to happen. There were panels that helped aspiring authors learn how to get to where these authors are, and learn from the very people that they look up to. I can’t express enough how amazing these opportunities are, and we writers should absolutely take advantage of conventions when they come around. Hopefully, next year I’ll be able to provide you with more information about each day of the convention, but until then, I’ve compiled a list of New England-friendly conventions to look forward to, and then another list of most popular conventions that are worth attending. If I’ve missed any, please shoot me a message! Also, if there are any closer to where you live or are more popular in your state/country, please let us all know! Conventions are put in place to help us all grow and create a more knowledgeable, closer community.

Thanks for reading, everyone!

 

New England-Friendly Conventions Popular Conventions
Boskone (Boston, MA) 2/19-2/21 Worldcon (Helsinki, Finland 2017)

MidAmeriCon (Kansas City, MI) 8/17-8/20

LunaCon (New York, NY) 3/18-3/20 NASFIC (North American Science Fiction Con, potentially San Juan in 2017)
Arisia (Boston, MA) 1/15-1/18 (already happened, let’s look out for next year!) World Fantasy Convention (Columbus, OH) 10/27-10/30
Readercon (Quincy, MA) 7/7-7/10 Nebula Awards Weekend (Chicago, IL) 5/12-5/15
Vericon (Cambridge, MA) 3/18-3/20 DragonCon (Atlanta, GA) 9/3-9/5 Labor Day Weekend

 

Until next time!

Live,

Morgan Paige

New Self-Published eBooks: February 21-27

Hey everyone!

I’ve been getting more and more interested in self-published books and eBooks, but noticed that there aren’t many resources to help readers like myself to find decent or recent publications. They tend to get buried in the eReader apps and I find myself getting more frustrated the more that I dig. I know self-publishing doesn’t really give authors much in terms of marketing, but, on top of that, the eReaders don’t help distinguish them from the rest of the commercially published novels. Self-published authors already have a hard enough time marketing their stories, and I can see that all you readers really want to be aware of new and up-and-coming authors!

So, I’ve decided to make weekly lists to promote self-published eBooks in the Science-Fiction and Fantasy genres. I know there are a lot of you who want to read current self-published authors, and, on top of the debut authors that I’ll be reviewing regularly, I think this will give you all a good, rounded idea of what’s new in the science-fiction and fantasy world. I’ll try to include horror publications, too, but in all honesty there really aren’t many self-published horror novels. I’ll throw in whichever ones I find, though 🙂

I’ll post every weekly update on Sundays so you guys all know what to expect in the week to come, and I’ve labeled which eReaders offer which books below. I only have five of these resources available to me, but will possibly add Scribd to my list in the future if anyone is interested. The six major eBook sellers are: Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Lulu.com, Kobo, iBooks, and Scribd. I haven’t added Scribd because I do not have an account there at the moment, but if there is any interest I will add them to this list. Just let me know! I hope this helps!

I will also be doing reviews of one or two books each week. Have fun reading!

Published during the week of February 21-27 unless otherwise specified.

 

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A Flight of Souls (#23 in the A Shade of Vampires series) by Bella Forrest
available Fthe far side of creation by m.r. mathisebruary 21, 2016

The Far Side of Creation (#7 in the Legend of Vanx Malic series) by M. R. Mathias available February 21, 2016

Dark Winter: Last Rites (Dark Winter series) by John Hennessy, Claudia McKinney, Catriona Crehan available February 21, 2016

Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka and the Zombies by Brenda Mohammed available February 21, 2016

Burning Monday (#2 in the Dane Monday series) by Dennis Liggio available February 22, 2016

Mind of Tesla (#2 in The Tesla Trilogy) by Eli Nixon available February 22, 2016img_0096-1

Seed Among the Thorns (#1 in the Seedlings Trilogy) by Morgan Lee
available February 22, 2016

Shadow Magic by Yamaya Cruz available February 22, 2016

Voodoo Queen of Shadows (#1 in the Shadow Magic Series) by Yamaya Cruz available February 22, 2016

Wild Hearts (#1 in the Blood and Judgment series) by Eve Newton, Franca Storm available February 22, 2016

Echoes of Tomorrow (#4 in the Echoes of Tomorrow: Season One series)
by Douglas Wayne available February 23, 2016echoes of tomorrow by douglas wayne

The Last Testament by Paul Manes available February 24, 2016

Bound (#4 in the Legacy Series) by Max Ellendale, Victoria Miller,
J. L. James, R. M. Bruce, Deadra Krieger available February 24, 2016

Cora (#1 in the Of Earth or Erda series) by Relina Skye, Amber Bungo, Teri the Editing Fairy available February 25, 2016

Dream Stalker (#1 in the Talented series) by Amy Hopkins available Febryary 25, 2016

WWIV: A Basin of Secrets by E. A. Lake, LL Pix, Rob Bignell available
February 26, 2016hero rising by chris fox

ME by Hannah Sealy available February 26, 2016

Lifehack: God’s Rising (#1 in the Glimpse series) by Fred Reinald, Cisco Jhemis, Gill Herrera available February 26, 2016

Welcome Home (#3 in the Alternate Worlds series) by Taylor Leigh available February 26, 2016

Avoidables (#7) by Rachel Medhurst available February 26, 2016

Hero Rising (#2 in the Project Solaris series) by Chris Fox available
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The Great Society (#3 in the Timeline series) by James Philip available February 26, 2016

Dragon Knight (#3 in the Collegium Series) by Jenny Schwartz available February 27, 2016

The Bells of Paradise (#3 in the Fairy Tales Retold series) by Suzannah Rowntree available February 27, 2016

Brink of Extinction by Nicholas Ryan available February 27, 2016

 

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The Redemption of Erath: Exile (#2 in the Redemption of Erath series) by Satis available born-to-be-wilde-by-jenn-starkFebruary 22, 2016

Repunzelmother by Joseph Burgo available February 22, 2016 (also available on iBooks same day)

Dawn of Ash (The Imdalind series) by Rebecca Ethington available February 23, 2016

Born to be Wilde (#3 in the Immortal Vegas series) by Jenn Stark available February 23, 2016

The Necromancer’s Daughter (#6 in the For Queen And Country: Historical Fantasy series) available February 23, 2016

The Keeper (#5 in the Keeper series) by Kaytie Reade available February 23, 2016

Blood Song (Blood World series) by Marie Treanor available February 23, 20162940152350043_p0_v1_s192x300

Warphan by J.D. Mulcey available February 24, 2016

Revelations: Far from Earth by Robert J Hamilton available February 25, 2016

The Anzu: The Insurgents by Mary S. Sheppard available February 25, 201

Crossbones: Season 1 (Episodes 1-6 of the Crossbones series) by Stefan M. Nardi available February 25, 2016

An Exquisite Nightmare by Kate Winters available February 27, 2016

 

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Nimravid (#1 in the Macfade Chronicles) by D.L. Greeley available February 15, 2016

Serenis by Felcitiy White available February 15, 2016

The Adventures of a Gingerbread Man by J. A. Stubbs available February 15, 2016

Witches of the Old West: Tales of the Source by Jay Rubne available February 15, 2016

Ariel’s Tear: A Tale of Rehavan by Justin Rose available February, 17 2016ariel's tear a tale of rehaven by justin rose

Dateline: Korea – It Wasn’t Just a Trip Through Time: It was an Adventure by Brent Kirk available February 17, 2016 ***Also available on the iBookstore

The Azine Tale by Saam Hasan available February 17, 2016

The Funny Necromancer by Monique Golay available February 17, 2016 ***Also available on the iBookstore

Vices by Corinne Plummer available February 18, 2016

The Sly Phantom by Monique Golay available February 18, 2016

 

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Disclaimer: This list is created based on my own research. Any oversights in self-published books are not done purposefully or out of maliciousness. Books with a listed publisher other than the author’s name, listed under a genre other than Fantasy or Science-Fiction, or advertised on a separate eReader site, will not be included. Amendments will not be made to published posts. To ensure inclusion in the weekly updates, please send me an email and a link to your eBook to thedriftingpaige@gmail.com and, if given enough notice, I will do my best to include you!

Bookfangirling Blog Award!


Hey lovely readers! I was nominated by Tina at Alloftheseprompts  for the Bookfangirling Blog Award! Thanks so much! 😊

This is such a fantastic award, I hadn’t heard of it until Tina made me aware of the awesome fangirling blog. Essentially, it’s an award that allows us to show other blogs that we appreciate the work that they do and the content they produce. It’s another way of showing others how much we like their blog on top of the like button 🙂 Sometimes, comments can only express so much!

Rules:

1) Create a post to accept your award.

2) Add the blog award button into your post and put it on the side of your blog as a widget. Visit Fangirling for the award button.

3) Answer the questions I have below.

4) Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award.

5) Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.

 

My Answers:

  1. Which languages do you read in? I only read in English, but in the past I have read books in French. I took about… 7 years of French growing up, so I probably could still do so, but it’s hard to find untranslated books where I live! If anyone has any good resources, please let me know!
  2. Name the very first book you remember reading on your own (as opposed to your parents reading to you). Oh my goodness, what a great question! I think I first read Beatrix Potter to myself. We had this great boxed edition that my mom got for me (and I promptly destroyed all the bindings on all the books from reading them so often). They were such a poignant series, I loved them almost as much as I loved my Corduroy book! However, my first real book was a series about King Arthur and the round table. I’ve asked my family if they remembered the series at all, but no one seems to know the author or anything since it was so long ago. I think I loved the King Arthur books because of my namesake to Morgan Le Fae J
  3. How do you choose which book to read next? I usually haunt Barnes and Noble and the library for a few days, to be honest! It sort of takes me a while to choose a book. I always have a list of recommendations going and then search to see what’s available and then narrow it down from there. A lot depends on my mood, also. If I have the option between a sci-fi book and a horror novel, I’ll consider my current temperament and frame of mind. I get really involved and committed to the books I read so I want to make sure it has the right feel and message I’m looking for.
  4. How do you feel about ebooks and audiobooks? I must be very old school, because it’s taken me a while to get into both of these mediums. It took me a while to warm up to audiobooks (mostly because my stepdad would listen to them in the car and I’d either be uninterested in the novel he was currently listening to or he would just listen to it at a random point in the story so I wouldn’t know what was going on). However, I always have an audiobook in my car, now. I love them and I love the variety. I think part of their appeal is that there are actual books in the genres I like to choose from. And as for ebooks, I only just signed up and I can’t wait to get started! I feel like there are so many ebooks out there and just as many avenues in which to get them. Overdrive and Kindle are the two apps I just started using.
  5. Name one book that disappointed you and one that was a pleasant surprise. One book that disappointed me is The Magicians by Lev Grossman. There are books that I don’t like and books that I am not interested in, but this must have been the most disappointing because I had such high expectations. You can’t label something “the grown-up Harry Potter” and instead write a pity-party celebrating a dull main character. I wish Grossman had done more with the magic, too… but, I ramble. A book that was a pleasant surprise was Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, as it was a little outside my comfort zone and I ended up falling in love. The story is a beautiful one and it’s so hauntingly written, I think about that story a lot and it always makes me feel grateful for what I have.

 

My Questions:

  1. What character from which book have you related to the most? Why?
  2. Which genre do you typically read? Have you found a book outside of this genre that you liked?
  3. Is there an author’s work who you have read completely or nearly in completion?
  4. Which book do you recommend to people the most?
  5. What do you feel about book-to-film adaptations? If applicable, name a book you like more than its movie and vice versa.

 

My Nominees:

1. Abooknation

2. Sarah from sarahinzombieland

3.  Lizzie from Writerscompanion

4. N.E. White from his N. E. White wordpress blog

 

No pressure to participate, but I thought you would all have some interesting posts/responses 🙂 And if anyone else feels like completing these questions, please do so and link to me! I’d love to read them!

Until next time,

Live,

Morgan Paige