Jul 21
#Discussion: Trying New Genres, Yay or Nay?

#Discussion: Trying New Genres, Yay or Nay?

I am not a big fan of change. I like what I like and that is that. (Confession: I am like THE pickiest eater on the face of the planet.) But every once an a while I will branch out, and find something I really like! In the past few weeks, I have been experimenting with reading and listening to romantic suspense. I’ve always liked cop shows like Castle, Bones, Criminal Minds, etc, but I never really thought to give romantic suspense a try outside of like the Wicked Lovers series (which is way more sex than suspense). I have… Read more »

Jul 20
Sunday Post #12 Books from @CJBurright @JenniferEstep and more!

Sunday Post #12 Books from @CJBurright @JenniferEstep and more!

This is a feature hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check her out! This Week in… On the blog Links I Loved/ News Parajunkee reviewed MORTAL DANGER by Ann Aguirre, and really enjoyed it! This is encouraging since I just got it for review! Loved this interview of Rebecca Zanetti at The Book Nympho. Thank you Ashley for the Goodreads review plugin! It is awesome. Emma Chase talks variety at XOXO After Dark. The HORNS movie trailer is out. I think I will go see this one! Added to Mountain TBR What’s in store next week: Talk about it with… Read more »

Jul 18
The Bear’s Mate by Vanessa Devereaux

The Bear’s Mate by Vanessa Devereaux

The Bear’s Mate is a quick read at just over 100 pages. I liked the idea of the character’s meeting the way they did, but the rest of the story had me hesitating. Charlotte comes off as naïve and kind of careless as a professional. Aiden is definitely alpha male, but I needed a bit more back story to become connected. I didn’t feel that they had a strong emotional connection and maybe more details, other than the awesome sex, would have been helpful. What threw me off the most was the weird mix of genres. It definitely makes this story… Read more »

Jul 17
A DIY Furniture Project for the Win!

A DIY Furniture Project for the Win!

This coming school year, I finally did away with the 45 hour drive from home to class/ work, and moved into an apartment complex much closer to campus. Thankfully, it now only takes me about 7 minutes to get to work! We had a lot of old furniture from family given to us (my brother and I), so that cut down on a big hunk of the cost. Thank you family!! I got one piece of furniture from my grandmother. It was a chest just sitting in her basement, so I asked it I could have it to refinish. Here… Read more »

Jul 16
Backstage Dirty by Jenika Snow

Backstage Dirty by Jenika Snow

This is one of the best books I have read from Jenika Snow. I was hooked from page one and devoured this 130 page story in one sitting. I love rocker stories and this is series is definitely one I will follow to the end. Jacks and Tanner are just great. I like how their relationship started, bloomed, fizzled, and flared back to life…I am a sucker for friends turned lover stories too. The instant connection yet deep thinking and consideration of the situation made these characters feel so real and emotional and brought them to life. The secondary characters… Read more »

Jul 15
Top 10 TV Shows #TopTenTuesday

Top 10 TV Shows #TopTenTuesday

A weekly feature to show off some awesome books, trends, authors, basically whatever the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish are in the mood for that week Check out their site to link up and join the fun! Other than books, my guilty pleasure is TV. I watch WAYYY too much of it. No really, you don’t understand. WAYYY too much. Anyway, that made this particular post pretty darn simple. I have a few more than ten, but I will spare you and keep in short and sweet. Game of Thrones I know. No surprise there, but it… Read more »

Jul 14
#Discussion: The Best Format for Books (Pros and Cons List)

#Discussion: The Best Format for Books (Pros and Cons List)

I don’t know about you, but ever since I started blogging I got into lists a lot more. I love at a glance seeing pros and cons or what I am missing, etc. So I thought I’d share a few of my pros and cons on book formats with everyone to see which one wins for me! Audiobooks (a new format for me!) Pros: You can really get into the story. A narrator can make you feel more deeply and imagine things more vividly. Characters get their own distinct voice, and even if you read the next book on paper,… Read more »

Jul 13
Sunday Post #11  @lupdilup @epicreads @OnStarshipsBlog

Sunday Post #11 @lupdilup @epicreads @OnStarshipsBlog

This is a feature hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check her out! This Week in… On the blog Links I Loved/ News I’ve become a big fan of audiobooks lately, and Hot Listens feeds my addiction by giving us the top places to buy audiobooks. Wow! I don’t need to look at this list too closely or my TBR pile will topple over. Epic Reads shares the 25 YA Books for Fans of Game of Thrones. Do you accept books for review or review consideration? I think I’m going to be switching to consideration. I don’t like how some… Read more »

Jul 11
Why the Sudden Change?

Why the Sudden Change?

As you may have already noticed, Nocturne Reads is now Bibliolatry Me! I’m sure many of you are asking why the change? I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, and no name I thought of really clicked. I was digging through words for readers and suddenly I found the perfect one: Bibliolatry. Webster defines this as one overly devoted to books. Fits me pretty perfectly I think! Nocturne Reads was very limiting for me in many ways. It portrayed a night theme meaning people might expect only paranormal books, only dark/erotic romance books, etc. I didn’t want to be limited… Read more »

Jul 11
Mini Review: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

Mini Review: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

When I began this book I went in not quite sure what to expect. I knew that it involved kink (I’m good with that), I knew it involved sadism (still okay), I also knew that this was not a romance novel. What I did not know was the level of emotion Reisz put into her characters and books. On Twitter she is all fun and naughty girl, and while Nora reminds me and portrays this light and fun personality, there is more depth than I anticipated. The Siren is not your typical book. Everyone is right, this is not a… Read more »