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TOP TEN OF 2017!!

My top 10 favorites of all my reads in 2017:

  1. Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis  Actually I love the whole series!!
  2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  3. Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson
  4. Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson  Actually I love the duology!!
  5. Easy by Tammara Webber
  6. Paper Princess by Erin Watt I Actually love this whole series too!!
  7. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  8. Inseparable by Siobhan Davis
  9. Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
  10. ZENKA by Alison Brodie

*These are listed in NO particular order.
**Where I mentioned a duology/series it was all read in 2017.

Review for Deadman’s Tome Final Contact!

IMG_0975.jpgDeadman’s Tome Final Contact by Eric S Brown, James Grim Desborough, David M Hoenig, Brian Melechy Quinn, Candace Robinson , Nadeleine Swann, Dj Tyrer, Kristofer Velasquez

Goodreads description: Deadman’s Tome presents First Contact. This volume of galactic terror features stories that warn of the consequences of bold space exploration, exploitative mining, venturing too far, and contact with foreign entities. You see, dear reader, we are not alone, and our first contact might just be our last!

So this is an anthology of short Sci-Fi stories that are pretty dang creepy. As the book summary says the stories warn of the consequences of bold exploration, exploitative mining, venturing too far, and contact with foreign entities. And first contact is NOTHING like E.T. in these stories. I really had fun reading them, of course some I enjoyed more than others, but overall this book was a lot of creepy, sci-fi fun!

I’ll mention a few of my favorites, I guess. Here’s my very favorites:

~A Slow Death by James ‘Grim’ Desborough

~Dancers in the Darkness by Eric S Brown

~A Layer Hidden by Candace Robinson – This one is my very, very favorite!!!

~The Octopus In The Corner of the Room by Madeleine Swann

These are my very favorites, but I enjoyed reading them all. They were some freaky fun!!!

Add it to your to-read list here — Goodreads

Buy a copy here — Amazon

Book Release & Review: 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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Cover Reveal: The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson

Today is the cover reveal for The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Jenny Zemanek @ Seedlings Design Studio.

The Bride of GlassThe Bride of Glass (Glass Vault #2)
By Candace Robinson
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Horror
Age category: upper Young Adult
Release Date: September 1, 2017

Blurb:
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.

You can find The Bride of Glass on Goodreads

You can pre-order The Bride of Glass here on Amazon

First book in the series:
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault
Some see it… Some don’t…You can buy your copy of Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault here on Amazon

Candace RobinsonAbout the Author:
Candace Robinson is just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She live just outside of Houston, Texas, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She resides with her husband and daughter.

You can find and contact Candace here:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Instagram

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“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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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Hearts are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson

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Although it’s been a couple of weeks since I read this book, I haven’t been able to shake it.  Hearts are Like Balloons is the kind of book that, after you read it, it stays with you. It gets under your skin and doesn’t let you go. I say this in a good way. In the way where you want to pick the book back up and read it all over again. It follows you around, bringing up scenes in your head and you find yourself feeling emotions all over again. A couple weeks out and this is still happening to me. I was deeply affected by the beginning when May lost her father. I felt as though I was going through it with her, along side of her. I felt the same as things in her life shifted, when she met Violet and Niko. Candace Robinson knows how to write characters in such a way that they really come to life off the pages. I am a very character driven reader, so this is very important to me for me to really enjoy a book

Speaking of the characters, May was a very strong young girl who experienced a lot at a young age. I liked May a lot. I liked her wit, her strength, her passion and she really had a wonderful heart. Niko…sweet Niko…the perfect boyfriend for May. There   really isn’t anything negative I could say about Niko…he’s just about perfect. Just about. Jessie, May’s best friend. The bestest of best friends. Jessie was great. Violet, Niko’s purple loving sister. Violet is a bit of a crazy artist, but also a good sister and a good friend to May. Jana, May’s mother. May and her mom have been through a lot, but remained close through it all. Jana was a really good mom.

I loved this book!! This book touches the heart. It will make you cry, laugh, smile, cry again, laugh some more….you get the picture. ALL THE FEELS!!!! This deserves more than 5 stars for me and one I won’t soon forget!!

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This is the playlist for Hearts are Like Balloons:

  1. P!nk – Try
  2. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This 
  3. Snow Patrol – New York
  4. Sia – Breathe Me
  5. CHVRCHES – Recover
  6. Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work
  7. Ryan Adams – Wonderwall
  8. The Cure – Lovesong
  9. Jewel – You Were Meant For Me
  10. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

Find Hearts are Like Balloons at Goodreads & Amazon:

Goodreads

Amazon

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

“You die here, you stay here.”    IMG_0749

IMG_252This book was such a wonderful surprise! It went straight into my favorites folder when I was done. I was in a reading slump and had this cued up in my currently reading list for a while, just waiting for me to get myself back to reading. One day I said, that’s it I’m just going to open the book and give it a try. Well, it was a good move!!! This book was AMAZING!!!!! I’m officially out of my slump!

Candace Robinson has a very imaginative and creative mind!! It’s astonishing to think that this is her debut book! I’m eager to see what she will come up with next! This was very unique! It is a bit creepy, dark fantasy, suspenseful, adventurous and there’s a tad bit of romance in there. There are portals in this story, but not time travel. They are stuck in Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, which is a Glass museum of fairytales. Not your average fairytales, but twisted fairytales. Anyway, they become stuck in the displays and these portals suck them from one display to the next.

The characters are very well written and you really grow to care about them. As they travel through the museum, from one display to the next (Sleepy Hollow, Jack the Ripper, etc), they hope the next portal will lead them home. Each display is well written and easy to picture and you can imagine you are there, which makes it all very intense and exciting!!

I highly…..and I mean HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who enjoys the genres above.
I am SO looking forward to the second/final book “The Bride of Glass” coming in October 2017.

Goodreads

Amazon