The Shocker Book Tag

I was tagged by Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm for The Shocker Book Tag. (Thanks, Ari!) Check out her blog for tons of cool content.


A BOOK YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO LOVE BUT ENDED UP HATING.

Falling for the Player was a M/M sports romance. I couldn’t handle the third person POVs in this book. It just sounded like one person. I also didn’t find a true connection between the love interests. Sadly, I couldn’t even bring myself to finish it.


A BOOK YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING HATE BUT ENDED UP LOVING.

I didn’t think I was going to enjoy Nine Minutes based on the blurb. A motorcycle gang abduction of a teenager just sounded like something I wouldn’t enjoy. Luckily, it turned out to be one of my most favorite reads ever.


A BOOK FROM A GENRE OR INCLUDING A TROPE YOU GENERALLY DON’T LIKE THAT YOU LOVED.

I love Rachel Van Dyken’s writing, but I wasn’t sure about a story around a man who fell for his ex-girlfriend’s sister. That storyline can be hit or miss. Luckily, it totally worked in this book.


A COVER THAT TOOK YOUR BREATH AWAY (CAN BE FOR GOOD OR BAD REASONS).

There’s something so simplistically beautiful about the cover of This Adventure Ends. And after reading the novel, it really makes sense.


A CHARACTER WHO YOU HATED AT FIRST BUT YOU GREW TO LOVE.

Asa. I still hate him, but I have to admit that I love him for the story he helps create in Too Late. It’s a crazy ride!


A BOOK  WHICH YOU ARE SHOCKED IF ANYONE HATES.

I can’t imagine anyone hating On the Fence or any of Kasie West’s adorable YA contemporary romances. They are like cuddly breaths of fresh air — if fresh air was cuddly.


A BOOK THAT IS SO UNDER-HYPED YOU FEEL LIKE THE ONLY ONE WHO’S READ IT AND YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU THEY HAVE.

I feel like people are finally starting to read Ginger Scott’s books. That makes me happy. But I think they’re reading her newest releases and not going back to the beginning of her writing where there are some major gems. One of them is You and Everything After. I adore this book. Just a warning, though. You have to read the series in order. This is the second book.


A BOOK WITH A PLOT TWIST THAT SHOCKED YOU.

Every Nine Minutes book by Beth Flynn has shocked me, but Out of Time probably did the most.


A BOOK YOU’RE SHOCKED YOU HAVEN’T READ YET.

I own The Raven King. I guess I’m just not ready for the series to end.


I TAG:

Ali @ I Wuv Books
Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
Claire @ Art and Soul
Debby @ alwaysbooking
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Lois @ My Midnight Musing
Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Day 3: 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge (Round 6)

I was tagged by the Orang-utan Librarian for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. (Thank you!) I’ve done this tag 5 times already, but it’s so much fun that I’m going to do it again.


The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days.
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

“I’m not sure what I’m in right now – a fantasy or tragedy. Perhaps it’s both. Maybe it’s always been both. Maybe that’s what life is – a beautiful mess.”

-Ginger Scott, A Boy Like You.


I Tag:

Tash @ The Bookie Monsters
Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts

Day 2: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Round 6)

I was tagged by the Orang-utan Librarian for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. (Thank you!) I’ve done this tag 5 times already, but it’s so much fun that I’m going to do it again.


The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days.
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

“He was living, breathing poetry. Not love poetry, but the poetry which tears out your heart, rips it to shreds, pushes it back into your chest, and makes you question what the hell just obliterated your soul.”

-Tillie Cole – Sweet Hope


I Tag:

Debby @ Always Booking
Ali @ I Wuv Books
Angie Elle @ Books & Beauty Are My Bag

Day 1: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Round 6)

I was tagged by the Orang-utan Librarian for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. I’ve done this tag 5 times already, but it’s so much fun that I’m going to do it again.


The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days.
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.

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p style=”text-align: center;”>“There’s a difference between soul mates and true love. Looking at the surface, they are similar, but when I dug deep down inside, I found they were different.
 Is one type of love better than the other?”

-Lisa De Jong – When It Rains


I Tag:

Susan @ Susan Loves Books
Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

Disney Princess Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions for the Disney Princess Book Tag. It’s the perfect tag to go with this weekend’s release of the live action Beauty and the Beast. I cannot wait to see it. Thanks for the tag, Cristina!


My Disney Princess Facts:

  1. Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie growing up. I owned the VHS tape. (I just dated myself, didn’t I?)
  2. I’ve watched Frozen more times than any other Disney princess movie. The perks of having a 9-year-old. 😉
  3. I might just be more excited than my 9-year-old to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie. I swear I bought tickets more for me than her.

Snow White 
Name your favorite classic.

Does being published 10 years ago count as a classic? I don’t really read classics, so this will have to do.


Cinderella
Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime.

I stayed up so late reading Nine Minutes because I had to know what was going to happen!


Aurora
Name your favorite classic romance.

Again, not technically probably a classic, but a Nora Roberts classic. 😉


Ariel
Name a book that’s about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams.

Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself. I had to choose Twilight since Bella has to decide whether to possibly sacrifice her human life to fight for her dream of being with a vampire. My real choice would have been The Goal by Elle Kennedy. Tucker and Sabrina do a lot of sacrificing to attain their dreams.


Belle
Name a book with a smart and independent female character.

Sadie was a very smart and independent women.


Jasmine
Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world.

I had to choose Goodbye Paradise for this one. Both Caleb and Josh challenge the social conventions they grew up with in a cult by committing the sin of falling for someone of the same sex.


Pocahontas
Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions.

So many choices for this one! I had to go with my favorite, though. If the end of Bright Side doesn’t give you some heavy emotions, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.


Mulan
Name a book with a kick-ass female character.

She may not actually kick ass in this book, but Cassie is one of my all time favorite female characters. She’s got balls.


Tiana
Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character.

Rose Calloway is the epitome of heard working.


Rapunzel
Name a book that features an artist.

Maggie is a nurse and painter in this book.


Merida
Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship.

I listened to this for a book group. It was pretty enlightening.


Anna & Elsa
Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings.

You can’t get better sibling relationships than the Garretts.


I Tag:

Ali @ I Wuv Books
Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
Claire @ Art and Soul
Debby @ alwaysbooking
Jessica @ Mud and Stars
Lois @ My Midnight Musing
Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Bookish Alphabet Tag: Contemporary Romance Edition

Happy Sunday! I was tagged by Jesse @ Books at Dawn for the Bookish Alphabet Tag. I think I might have done this one in the past, so I decided to make all of my picks contemporary romances. This might also help people who are trying to hit their goal for the 2017 New Adult Romance Challenge come up with some book ideas. There’s a ton of NA books on this list. 😉 The original creator of the tag is Mariana @ Fireheart Books.


The Rules:

The rules are simple. For every letter of the alphabet you must name a book that begins with that said letter. That’s it.


Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe
Coast by Jay McLean
Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher
Good Boy by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Infinity + One by Amy Harmon
January by Audrey Carlan
Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Left Drowning by Jessica Park

Maybe This Time by Chantal Fernando
Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn
One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
Porn Star by Laurelin Paige & Sierra Simone

Q – None
Reasonable Doubt Volume 1 by Whitney G.
Sacked by Jen Frederick
There Is No Light In Darkness by Claire Contreras
Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle
Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott
X – None
You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly
Zali Luna: Movie Star by Emma Jamvold


I feel pretty good about only missing Q and X. Those are tough ones to get.

I tag:

Ali @ I Wuv Books
Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm
Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
Claire @ Art and Soul
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Debby @ alwaysbooking
Jessica @ Mud and Stars
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Lois @ My Midnight Musing
Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews

The Mystery Blogger Award

I was nominated by Amy @ Curiouser and Curiouser for The Mystery Blogger Award. (Thanks, Amy!) 🙂


The Rules:

  1. Include the award image in your post
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog (Amy | Curiouser and Curiouser)
  4. Mention the creator of the award: Okoto Enigma!
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself and answer the questions set by the person who nominated you
  6. Nominate ten to twenty other bloggers and notify them on their blogs
  7. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice
  8. Share the link to your best/favorite post!

Three Things About Deanna:

  1. I once drove the wrong way down a one way street in Bellingham, WA. The first thing I did when I realized it was yell, “I love me!” That phrase stuck for a few years and my friends and I would say it whenever we did something stupid. (Luckily, it was early on a Sunday morning when I did this and I could easily turn into a business’ parking lot to turn around.)
  2. Everyone calls me Deanna. Very few people shorten this into a nickname. There are a very few people who call me “Dea” – interestingly enough, they’re all male.
  3. I try to be a really honest person and go with the truth 99% of the time. Lying always catches up with you. Which makes the next fact pretty funny to me. One of my closest friends would call me in college to help her come up with lies because mine were always believable.

Amy’s Questions:

1.Why did you start a blog?

It was something I had been throwing around in my mind for a while. My friends encouraged me to go ahead and do it because I was always recommending books they loved to them.

2.What are you most proud of in your life?

My daughter. She’s going to be 9 in a couple of weeks, and I’m so proud of the little person she’s become. I know part of it’s her personality, but I would like to think all the time I’ve spent with her since she was born has helped shape her. If I do one thing important in life, it’s raising her to be a good person.

3.What’s the last film you watched and did you enjoy it?

So we’re watching all of the Star Wars movies at our house right now. My daughter’s really interested in them. The last one I watched with them was Attack of the Clones. I hate to say it, but I didn’t really enjoy it all that much. I’ve watched all of them except Revenge of the Sith. This trilogy within the franchise is my least favorite.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

To stop myself from saying stupid things in awkward situations!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hmm…I see myself doing a lot of what I’m doing now. I guess that’s how it is an adult with a child. I’m sure I’ll be working full time, running her to all her activities and spending time with the family. I wish I had something more exciting to say.


My Questions:

  1. Who is your favorite female popstar and why?
  2. What is the funnest thing you’ve ever done?
  3. Where is the coolest place you’ve ever been?
  4. If you could have one and one author’s ARCs who would it be?
  5. What celebrity do you think you look the most like?

I Tag:

Ali @ I Wuv Books
Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm
Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
Claire @ Art and Soul
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Debby @ alwaysbooking
Jessica @ Mud and Stars
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Lois @ My Midnight Musing
Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews