Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hello, voyagers! I'm Sil here to show you what I've gotten this month as in book-related things {+ other goodies}! February was such a good month and I'm so sad to see it go - can't believe we're like two days from March?!!? We held our Valentine's Day event which we L O V E D doing and so happy you guys did too! And all the books releasing this month were also pretty good.

So I'm here showing you guys my book haul and book mails I got recently. Some of them I bought, some of them I won and others were kindly sent to me by friends!

#1. ARC of GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE by Paula Stokes

The kind and wonderful Dahlia Adler - *cough* if you haven't read her books, do it! - made my day when she told me she was going to send me her ARC of GAtU! This is one of my most anticipated 2016 reads and it seems like it's going to be so much fuuuuun. I'm so ready for the fluffy and the cuteness.

And the book swag is so cute! I didn't expect them and when I opened the first page I was so happy to find them there (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I've already read Marieke's book and absolutely loved it! Of course I already read Just Visiting (one of my favorite books!). Now I have to check out Liars and Losers Like Us, it sounds amazing and super fun.





#2. LONG WAY DOWN by Krista and Becca Ritchie + tank top!


Krista and Becca are the nicest, kindest, the most amazing people I know. They write these NA books called the Addicted series and we are all *whispers* addicted to them. LONG WAY DOWN is the last book of the series and it's so frigging huge! It's beautiful and I just love everything about this book a lot. Thank you so much for sending it to me guys <3

They also sent me this Shut the Fucupcakes tank top that Daisy Calloway, a character in their books, uses one time. I completely adore it and the fabric is just super soft and I don't ever want to take it off? The colors are cuteeeee and it's my new fave.


#3. THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu.


I bought this one not long ago. I read and loved The Young Elites and really wanted TRS asap. When I found it in my local bookstore, I almost screamed and took it. I couldn't believe they had it so early AND IN PAPERBACK? It matches my pb of TYE so I'm a happy watermelon.


#4. MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED by Jennifer Echols.


I also bought this one (+  my order of TASU who hasn't arrived yet *cries*) but this one got earlier! A couple of days ago after finishing another book, I looked at this one and thought: I want to read this right now. So I totally did and finished it in hours after. It was so cute and perfect. Jennifer writes so well and she transported me back to high school <3





#5. THE VIRGIN'S SPY by Laura Andersen.


The author, Laura Andersen, did a flash giveaway on Twitter and I was lucky enough to get this one! I love, love, love her Boleyn series and her characters are just so amazing and the story is magical. I'm a sucker for historical fiction but I'm a big sucker for well-written, great investigated historical fiction book. Laura Andersen describes us life at court of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. But now it's their children ruling!!! THE TUDOR LEGACY is her newest series about Elizabeth Tudor and her reign - if you like historical fiction and lies and epic love stories and kings and queens, I recommend you to pick it up!


HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE? OR REALLY WANT TO? Tell us in the comments!!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Hello, voyagers! For today, we bring you something really amazing and we're really happy to be a part of this fabulous event. We, with a few bloggers you definitely know, came up with fun posts to share for THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE release week! Today is our turn and we can't feel more excited that we already are feeling to be honest. We adored Heidi's book quite a lot and The Book Voyagers will forever share this love to the world because this book deserves it allllll.

Our post consists of various destinatiors the characters of TGFE travel inside the book. We added some little facts about the places just to know more about them! It was so epic to see it; the different time, the different cultures and places, the people leaving there - it is an amazing and magical journey when you decide to get on board of The Temptation and sail with them towards the adventure.

Schedule:


*click the images for better quality!*
#1. Destination: CALCUTTA

#2. Destination: NEW YORK CITY

#3. Destination: HONOLULU

#4. Destination: TOMB OF EMPEROR QIN

Have you read THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE? If not, are you planning to read it soon? TELL US!
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Title: Strong Signal
Series: Cyberlove #1
Author: Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell
Publishing: February 15th, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kobo

Goodreads synopsis:
I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

*Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger*
Mana's Review

There's a lot I could say about this book but one thing I will say is how HOT this was but also at the same time really adorable. It was full of consent and so much communication, I was so over the moon over it because I love when couples communicate instead of misinterpreting everything with each other. It was so great how both authors showcased and internet romance. It was raw, gritty and so heartbreaking but at the same - so amazing, I loved this book lots.

Silvana's Review 

It's no surprise that I enjoyed a Megan Erickson book. But this is my first time reading something from Santino Hassell and let me tell you: I'm here to stay. They do a pretty good team together; STRONG SIGNAL was so much fun and I pretty much started and finished it the same day. Also I recommend not to read it when you're taking classes/in school, it is bound to get HOT. 

Kai and Garrett were sweet to meet for the first time. And this book has a somewhat twist - I think I've never read it - these two met online, while playing videogames. One is at his apartment and he is a sensation on the internet. One is on the military and he is rough and grumpy and kind of done with everything. Somehow they match and are 1000% cute together. My heart couldn't stop shouting "HOLY COW I'M GONNA PASS OUT" every time they were together. 

I loved everythig about this book and had a good time while reading it. It's real and sweet and pretty freaking steamy in some particular scenes (I nearly died, to be honest). Megan and Santino, PLEASE WRITE MORE BOOKS TOGETHER. I know you're writing next Cyberlove books which I'm ecstatic (~ ̄▽ ̄)~



Megan Erickson is a former journalist who switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better. She likes to pretend she has control now, but usually her characters are the ones who hold the reins. Her romance novels have a touch of humor, a dash of nerdy, and always a happily ever after.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats named after John Hughes characters. She's still waiting for the party she was promised when she grew to five feet... maybe because she never got there.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS | AMAZON


Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS | AMAZON
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Title: Last Call
Series: Bad Habits #3
Author: Staci Hart
Publishing: February 15th, 2016
Add it on Goodreads
Buy it on Amazon | Amazon UK

Goodreads synopsis:
Once Rose Fisher makes a decision, that’s it. End of story. 

Like when her ex, Patrick, dumped her out of the blue, then showed up with a super hot, tatted up sex kitten on his arm. Then it was over for good. The end. Poof. Dead to her. Except he was everywhere — down the hall, at the bar with their friends, worming his way into her dreams.

But with their friends paired off, they’re left alone more and more. Rose is determined to keep him friendzoned — doesn’t matter that he stares at her with a smolder that drops all panties in a ten foot radius. She’s over him, and she’ll prove it by getting back into the dating game, Patrick be damned.

Patrick Evans is no stranger to consequences. When your mother walks out, your dad drifts away. When you leave home, you’re on your own. And when you run away from the girl you love, you lose her. He finally has an opportunity to rebuild the bridge he burned, and it’s not one he’ll take for granted. But he’ll have to fight for her, even if it hurts. Even if it means he’ll walk away brokenhearted. Because deep down, he knows that she’s it for him.

The trick will be to get her to admit she feels it too.
Mana's review

Patrick and Rose are the most angst ridden couple ever, haha. They circled each other so much through the whole book and it was so heartbreaing reading both point of views as both still loved each other.

I loved Tricky, and Rose is such a great heroine. She's funny, relatable, and quite sassy. I loved how she stood up for herself and I felt so bad how disastrous her dates were, hahaha. I was satisfied with how they came together since they are super sweet (and HOT) together. 

Silvana's review

I didn't know I could love Tricky and Rose like I love them after finishing LAST CALL. My heart is set on West and Lily but these two burned down the place and set fire to everything. Their tension throughout the very first half of the book is freaking hot and undeniable. I needed to take time outs in between or else I would melt with them all.

Tricky and Rose's relationship is complicated; they didn't end up things okay and now both of them want stuff they simply are too afraid to have. Tricky is all about getting Rose to trust him again and getting back together. And Rose is confused by her ex-boyfriend appearing everywhere and yet she isn't complaining. These two made me smile and cry and my heart hurt for some scenes *cough* But they were everything I wanted them to be.

"Rose was everywhere. Habits. Down the hall. Every day, always. She lived in my thoughts, in my heart, present in nearly every moment in my life. She was my ghost, haunting me, and I couldn't escape. I didn't know if I even wanted to."

I'm so sad to see the Bad Habits gang go. THIS SERIES IS COMPLETED AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE. As I said, Bad Habits series reminds me of a TV show and I wish it was!! It would fit so great; friends getting together in a bar, talking about life and their relationships, there's romance and comedy (so many funny moments between them all!) and a lot of great characters. 




Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k. 

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.



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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Title: Call Me, Maybe
Author: Ellie Cahill
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
Publishing: February 9th, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Rating:


Goodreads synopsis:
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almostgot caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t even an option. Of course, the last thing Clementine does before departure is grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.

Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go that easy. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
I believe this is one of those soulmate aus that are going around on tumblr. Girls accidentally takes guy's cellphone and needs to text/call him so he knows. And from then, they begin to talk and chat and get cuter with the minutes. Clementine and Justin were such fun characters to spend my evening with. They are so adorable together and when they are apart they just call each other and in the shadows you can hear me whisper "I ship it."

Call Me, Maybe is perfect if you're in need of a fluffy, funny, hot with lots of heart book. I didn't expect to like this book a lot but clearly I was drowning in my own feelings the whole time I read. 

Plus if you really like your books with heiresses and trying to keep it hidden: this is your book. Clementine had a little situation in the past happened to her and it has made her family be protective of some things. When she meets Justin she can't tell him who she is so this causes a kinda big problem at the moment. But it was so nice to see the relationship developing in all the ways. Sure, they had some disagreements here and there but I think that's what made it real. Their love was so cute and the times spent together made me smile and be super happy!

Plus if you want to try a New Adult book but are a bit nervous about reading the sex scenes, this is the perfect book to get started. It is undeniable hot BUT the sex scenes are tame and sort-of blackout. The before-sex scenes are the ones you have to be ready for ;) It's definitely a good book to start in NA. 
Liz Czukas is the author of Ask Again Later, and Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless. And as her not-at-all-secret pen name Ellie Cahill, she is the author of When Joss Met Matt, Call Me Maybe, and Just a Girl (June, 2016). Liz’s books are often compared to John Hughes movies, while Ellie usually gets compared to Nora Ephron. Either way, if you like a good 80s rom-com, you’ve found the right place. When they’re not writing fun, funny romances full of shenanigans and awkward kisses, Liz and Ellie are at home with her/their family and a golden retriever with different ideas about the definition of “dog bed.” 

You’ll find Liz/Ellie in lots of social media places. On Sunday, you’ll find her parked in front of the TV getting their fill of Zombies, Westeros, The Doctor, or any other place where cute English guys fight evil.

Speed round: sweet tea, Hufflepuff, dark chocolate, cheese is the perfect food, Go Badgers, and Han shot first.



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Saturday, February 13, 2016


I (Sil) decided to take part for Snazzy Snippets this month! I just heard this from Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout and felt it was too cute and fun. So I try to write and I really like it a lot. I'm probably going to share snippets from two WIPs because I think one of them doesn't have any kissing? I'm not so sure if any of my WIPs have kissing (LOL!) not yet, I mean. I haven't gotten that far, but if I find something I will be sure to include it.

1. A heartwarming snippet that makes readers go "aww!"

So this is from my WIP, The Blooming Flower, and it's a Persephone/Hades story. I really like these two and I love that they're already husband and wife *oops* So here it is a scene that I find myself fangirling over just because of those two words they say to each other.
















2. A kissing snippet!

I found something on my phone, a little thing I wrote for this same WIP. I almost forgot I had written it there so I didn't *forget* clearly this didn't work. It's not a kiss but it's ALMOST A KISS. Maybe there's a kiss afterwards. I don't know... maybe *grins*
Hades says, "Haven't you realize yet that I have no good inside me? I am the heart of the Underworld. The very, very deep hole of darkness you fear the most, I am that. Stop pretending and trying to change the one thing that won't change." He's trying so hard to not show how he is really feeling. He keeps looking down at the floor like the sight of me will undo him. 
I stand from his throne, ready to leave. But instead of turning my back and walking away from the man who gets me all worked up, I grab his face between my hands and force him to look at me. 
This is the first time I have seen surprise on his face.
"I will do whatever I want. Do you understand me? My lord." At this he narrows his eyes. "You got me for the rest of our lives. I'm here to stay. You can't escape me. I'm like those vines growing on the surface; you can't just cut and expect it to disappear. So you might as well learn to live with me.
"And don't you dare lie to me, my lord. In the deepest parts of yourself, where the darkness consumes you completely, I know a light has appeared. A small light but it's there." 
I draw closer to him. His eyes never stray from mine. 
"Hades." I try his name in my tongue. It feels like his name is the right thing to say. Slowly, his forehead comes to rest on mine. Our mingling breaths are the only thing I hear. My heart is beating like crazy. Like I'm going crazy. But that's already a fact, so how come my heart can't stop resonating inside my head? 
"Perse."
I love my name on his lips. I want him to keep saying it.  
3. A snippet where love interests first appear together.

I love this so much. Perse is like "you can't treat me like that and expect me to be cool and chill. You're gonna find out why I'm the worst thing that has ever happened to you." I'm so in love with these two, yeah.


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Friday, February 12, 2016


Good morning, voyagers! We're here for Book Recommendation Friday and we're not going to lie but: we're pretty frigging excited right now. If you have seen our posts, you know that we love recommending books and making these lists about a certain topic in particular (!!) So it's not a surprise we're totally doing a Book Rec day ლ(╹◡╹ლ) *give us all the books you whisper* We asked our guest authors + more authors, to share with us their favorite books that have AMAZING, FUN, ALWAYS THERE FOR EACH OTHER friendships. And OUT OF BREATH, CUTE, CANT HELP TO FALL otps. 

So without further delay, enjoy!

Mana and Sil's pick

For YA friendships:
 

For YA relationships:
   

For NA friendships:
 

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Audrey Coulthurst, author of OF FIRE AND STARS
Since I talked mostly about my excitement at seeing queer girls in speculative fiction, today I’m going to focus my recommendations on sci-fi and fantasy that feature queer leading ladies:
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  • Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  • Otherbound by Corrine Duyvis
  • Adaptation by Malinda Lo
  • Inheritance by Malinda Lo
  • Ash by Malinda Lo
  • Huntress by Malinda Lo
  • The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

Dahlia Adler, author of DAYLIGHT FALLS duology and JUST VISITING
For YA f/f friendships:
  • Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
  • The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
  • Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore
  • The F-It List by Julie Halpern
For YA f/f relationships:
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe *A little darker than the others
For NA f/f relationships:
  • Black Iris and Cam Girl by Elliot Wake writing as Leah Raeder

Emily Skrutskie, author of THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US
Code Name Verity. Anything by Malinda Lo, but especially Huntress. And I'm so excited for Audrey Coulthurst's upcoming, Of Fire and Stars!


Katherine Locke, author of SECOND POSITION and FINDING CENTER 
Some of my favorite #GirlConqueringBooks are: 
1. Dahlia Adler's Last Will and Testament (Radleigh University #1) - I LOVE the friendships in all of Dahlia's books and I really admire how effortless and genuine they feel. They're never perfect but they're always worthwhile, the way all true friendships are. But of all Dahlia's books, I really love Lizzie, Frankie and Cait from the Radleigh University series (the next two are coming out soon and I've been lucky to get sneak peeks. They are sooooooo good.). They remind me of my favorite friendships IRL. 

2. Emery Lord's Open Road Summer--This book has a huge piece of my heart for a lot of reasons but the friendship between Dee and Reagan is basically my favorite part of the whole book. They support each other, don't take each other for granted, and never push each other to be someone they're not. I love that so so much. 

3. Emily Skrutskie's The Abyss Surrounds Us -- Cas and Swift are my f/f OTP like whooooaaa. They're dangerous, complicated, unsure, determined, and the sexual tension is wilder than the sea. This just came out and it's a fast, fun, twisty read. They're friends AND girlfriends. That makes my heart sing!
For Day #5, we also created a little fun quiz titled WHO WOULD YOU BE BEST FRIENDS WITH? We got a few fun and lovely friendships as the results. We would love for you guys to take the test and tell us who came up as your result! And if you think it's correct and you would get along with them or just plain nope.

Here is the link to take the quiz. Comment down below with your results <3

We want to also give a BIG THANK YOU to our guest authors who took part of this event and all the bloggers/authors who helped us with posts and stuff. Really guys you are simply the best of the best and we're so forever grateful with everything. We love ya and Happy Valentine's Day!

Tomorrow we have a Twitter Chat happening at 7 pm EST and we would be so happy if you show up (if only to say hi!) it's going to be a fun event - talking about book friendships, real-life friendships, cute otps and girls. GIRLS. GIRLS. We hope to see you there!




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Thursday, February 11, 2016


Hello, Voyagers!!!! How's everyone doing in this fiiiiine day? I hope good and ready for some fun time with this day's guest, Dahlia Adler! She is the author of several favorite books, such as: Behind the Scenes, Under the Lights and Just Visiting. We also really like her NA books: She has released Last Will and Testament, and her next one is coming out on March 15th *cough* steamy!

But today we're going to talk about friendships and girls and the perfect mix for what makes a good friendship between girls work. We love Dahlia and she is definitely the Queen of Book Recs. We'll leave her blog link down below so you'll check all the amazing recommendations she makes.

  
*Click the covers and buy them!*


The Book Voyagers: Why is it important to show healthy relationships (and friendships) between girls?

Dahlia Adler: My friendships with girls have gotten me through some of the hardest times and also helped me enjoy some of the best. It makes me really sad to see depictions of girls in constant competition, or of friendships that completely dissolve once a guy comes in to the picture. I think it's so important to show the ways girls can be there for each other and support each other and understand each other. And of course I think it's important to show romantic relationships between them too, because those are real and valid and don't appear in media nearly enough, especially with happy endings.

TBV: Victoria and Reagan's friendship is so special. They have this bond that clearly no one can break and we smile to see them conquer the world step by step. When you wrote them - their friendship -, what was the most important thing you wanted to show to the readers? 

DA: The number one thing I had in mind when I wrote them was that I wanted them to be real friends - not frenemies. I wanted them to genuinely want the best for each other, even when they weren't getting along. Because that depth of love and support is what matters, and it doesn't go away just because you clash every now and again.

TBV: And if there was a crossover between Behind the Scenes (Ally and Van) and Just Visiting (Victoria and Reagan) what do you think they would do together as a group in Valentine's Day?


DA: Oh man, that's fun to think about! I think Victoria and Van would absolutely drag the other two shopping, and Ally and Van would ensure Pinkberry was part of that. Reagan would probably groan about it and text Dev the entire time. Then, assuming they were in Ally and Van's neck of the woods, they'd definitely meet up with Bri at the beach. If they were in Charytan, Kansas, though... they'd end it at Joe's Diner. They'd have to.

TBV: It's Valentine's Day and Vanessa and Brianna are hanging out. Suddenly they take out presents for each other. What would you say there is inside of them? What would Van give Brianna and Brianna give Van?

DA: Bri loves T-Shirts with rock bands on them, especially 90s-era, so Van would get her a badass Hole T-shirt. And Bri would get Van something for her new place to make her feel more at home - I'm thinking a little fishtank, for reasons ;)


I'm an Associate Editor of mathematics by day, a Copy Editor by night, and I do a whole lot of writing at every spare moment in between. I've also been a Production Intern and Editorial Assistant at Simon & Schuster, a Publicity Intern at HarperCollins, and a Fashion Intern at Maxim. (I'm kind of into that whole publishing thing.)
I'm the author of the Daylight Falls duology (consisting of Behind the Scenes and Under the Lights), Just Visiting, and the NA novel Last Will and Testament.  For information on those books and where you can buy them, check out My Books!

I live in New York City with my husband and our overstuffed bookshelves, and you can find me on Twitter at @MissDahlELama and blogging at B&N TeensThe Daily Dahlia, and YA Misfits. Come say hi!
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