Book Release: The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson

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Today is the release day for Candace Robinson’s The Bride of Glass (Glass Vault book 2)!

Perrie Madeline is trapped in Vale’s clutches as the Bride. Can Perrie find a way to escape her mental prison?

Maisie Jaser is on a rescue mission to retrieve her cousin and best friend, Perrie. Together, she hopes to bring down Vale and rid the world of the destruction he has caused.

Will Vale prevail?

The Bride of Glass is a mixture of humor, romance, violence, darkness, and hope.
*Mature content

 

You can purchase a copy here at Amazon and it’s also available for KU!

Add it to your To-Read List at Goodreads

If you have not read book one, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, then read that one first! Get it here at  Amazon and it’s also available for KU!   Add it at  Goodreads

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My review for The Bride of Glass

“through all the darkness that hibernates in all of us, the light can always subdue it” –The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson

I’ve been so excited for this release!! I’ve been looking forward to having others to discuss this book with. It’s sooo good!!

The Bride of Glass is different than Quinsey Wolfe in a way. But it’s being different is a good thing. Sometimes a second book can almost become a little repetitive of the first one, which can cause the story to become a little stale. The Bride of Glass is fresh and new. It almost took me back at first. It starts out very dark and somewhat violent, and the reader feels a little worried about the characters that we’ve grown to care about. But no worries, there’s humor, romance and hope!!

Candace Robinson writes characters that you can’t help but grow to have feelings for, whether good or bad. I want to talk about the characters, but every time I type something I erase it. I just don’t want to ruin anything for you when you start reading it right from the beginning. So I will keep my mouth shut!! But, when you’re done we will talk. Lol

The Bride of Glass was a wonderful ending to this duology!! (Although there is room for a possible Trilogy…hint, hint Candace!) This is definitely a favorite series for me!! So I highly recommend you read the second and final (sniff, sniff) installment to this series!!! And if you haven’t read Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault start there, you won’t regret it…it SO GOOD!!! 5/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

~I would like to thank the author for an advanced copy of this book, which I’m giving my honest review on.

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Easy by Tammara Webber

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When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex’s frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night – but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he’s hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

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“Love is not the absence of logic
but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit
inside the contours of the heart”

THIS BOOK!!! Oh. Em. Gee.  My friend Literary Dust recommended it to me and I’m sooo glad she did!!

I will warn you of a rape trigger. I don’t want anyone set off by reading this book. There is an attempted rape scene. It isn’t real graphic, it’s just very scary and intense. The message no means no, is an important one.  I was very pleased with the way Tammara Webber handled it.

But this book is so much more than that!! The characters were beautifully written. Jacqueline is the main character and she really grows in this book. She has so much love in her heart, but she has never truly been loved, or treated decently, in her life. Even her parents have a tendency to just take her for granted.  She deserves so much more! She finds that in a boy who is fighting his own demons. She longs to be there for him, but she needs to tread lightly.

Lucas is such a complicated character. He’s very troubled. He sits in the back of class sketching Jacqueline, watching her with his transparent grey eyes. Learning about Lucas was one of the best parts of the book to me. I really enjoyed his character and the mystery of wondering about certain things as layers of his life are peeled back.

“Choosing to be with you isn’t a difficult decision, Jacqueline,” he breathed, pulling back one final time to stare into my eyes. “It’s easy. Incredibly easy.”

Another character I’d like to mention is Erin, Jacqueline’s roommate and friend. Erin proves to be a very loyal and true friend to Jacqueline, plus she is hysterical at times and very overconfident!

“How did you know???
I’m Erin. I know all. ;)”

So, as you can tell, I totally LOVED  this book!!! I highly recommend it!!! And I plan on moving on to book 2, which is in Lucas’ perspective!!😊

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Fallen Crest High by Tijan


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Title: Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan
Series: Fallen Crest Series #1
Rating: 5 Stars
Genres:Contemporary Romance/Mature Young Adult
Links:  Amazon

             Goodreads

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend Samantha’s school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now she has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

*This book contains adult/mature young adult situations.

NOW HERE’S MY THOUGHTS:

Screwed up teens, screwed up parents…lots of angst and drama…I LOVED IT!!! I know…it’s crazy, but it’s like you’re hooked from pretty much page one, at least I was! Sam (Samantha), the mc, was a pretty strong girl. I guess she learned to be, with a mother like she had. Same with Logan and Mason. These kids are all pretty screwed up from their nut job parents. There were a few jaw dropping moments and a few moments where I wanted to scream at characters. You definitely got very wrapped up in the whole thing. But, you never truly get to understand Logan and Mason. I’m sure that’s what we will learn as we read the rest of the series. Plus I noticed there’s a prequel before this one called “Mason” that probably fills things in a little. Plus further down in the series I noticed Logan gets his own book. So we will be getting to know these yummy boys much more as we continue reading the series, which I definitely plan to do! I’m so pumped to have this delicious new series to read!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

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Making Bad Choices by Rita Stradling

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by Rita Stradling
Genre: Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: 10 January, 2017

Blurb:
[Recommended 16 + this is a mature YA or New Adult book]

Culter Fuller came back into my life on the day my mother died, as if losing my mother wasn’t bad enough.

We hated each other since childhood. Well, I hated him. He had a very different story.

When I moved to my dad’s house to finish my last semester of high school, we went from bitter enemies to. . . something else. He was suddenly everywhere, occupying my space, determined to pull me into his life, filling me with thoughts I knew were wrong.

I knew that soon we would cross a line that should never be crossed.

I knew crossing that line could have very serious consequences; because Culter Fuller wasn’t just any irresistible boy, Culter Fuller was my stepbrother.

But, I was always very bad at making the right choices.

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Wow! I found a new author that I love! I’ve already got two more of her books to read! I loved this! Of course, I really love angst. I knew the whole falling for your stepbrother thing would bring lots of angst. But this book was so much more than that.

Cassie lived alone with her mom and took care of her while her mom fought cancer since Cassie was 11 years old, she lost that fight on Cassie’s 18th birthday.  Now Cassie had to pick up and move from L.A. where she grew up, to some place called Bulvin (which is more of a small town and snowy). She doesn’t have a real close relationship with her father and his wife, in fact she says she thinks of them more like her aunt and uncle. But when Cassie’s mom dies they are helpful, and they take care of all the arrangements. Once the funeral is over they send her on with Culter (I love that name!) to drive to Bulvin with him in his truck and said they’ll wrap things up there for the next week, so she won’t have to worry about it. Well, now that’s where things really start to get interesting. You have to read it to see how…

This is a great read! I’m giving it 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️and I wish it didn’t have to end! But I guess that’s how we feel about the really great ones!!!

You can find Making Bad Choices on Goodreads

You can buy Making Bad Choices on Amazon

View the book trailer here

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This is the playlist Culter makes for Cassie. ❤️

The Playlist for Making Bad Choices
This is the playlist for Making Bad Choices:
1) The Temptations – My Girl
2) The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
3) Bright Eyes – The First Day of My life
4) Modern English – I Melt with You
5) Elton John – Your Song
6) The Lumineers – Ho Hey
7) Stand Inside Your Love – Smashing Pumpkins
8) Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses
9) Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
10) Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
11) BØRNS – Electric Love
12) Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
13) Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
14) Joshua Radin – I’d Rather Be with You
15) Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed

You can listen to the playlist on YouTube

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Rita StradlingAbout the Author:
Rita Stradling is the author of The Deception Dance series, the Dakota Kekoa series and The Fourteen Day Soul Detox Novella Serial. She has a BA in Art History and a particular love for modern and medieval art.

Rita lives with her husband and son in Northern California.

She has an insatiable novel addiction and mostly reads young adult and adult: romance, paranormal, urban fantasy and high fantasy.

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