Archives for September 25, 2016

** Book Review ** QUIET STORM by Julie Kenner (Rising Storm, Season 2, Episode 6)



The saga continues as Lacey Salt finally approaches her friends to apologize and ask if they could ever forgive her for the way she acted when she went off the rails after Jacob’s death.  They all gather around to have Jeffry Rush’s back when his father finds out whose arms he’s been taking comfort in and threatens to put him in front of the press to spew lies.  Payton finally makes a stand.

ARC received via InkSlinger PR

** Book Review ** THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE by Jill Shalvis


4 1/2 STARS!

An adorably fun read!

Pet shop owner Willa Davis does favors for others every day.  She loves her friends, she loves her pet clients, her neighbors, etc. … but when a steamy hot man comes knocking on her door before the shop is even open, Willa can’t stand the sight of him!

Keane Winters has just been handed his great-aunt’s demon spawn of a cat and doesn’t have a clue what to do with her.  He begs Willa for help because he needs her to pet sit for him.  He can’t understand why this gorgeous creature seems to be mad at him when he’s never even met her before!

Willa has to admit that Keane seems to be a different person than that year in high school … she just doesn’t know if she can trust her heart to him again.

ARC received via Edelweiss

** BLOG HOP / GIVEAWAY ** Banned Book Week Blog Hop hosted by Bookhounds



Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read  —  September 25 – October 1, 2016

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, please see Ideas and Resources. You can also contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4226,

For media inquiries related to Banned Books Week, please contact: Heather Cho, Media Relations Specialist, 312-280-4020,; and Macey Morales, Deputy Director of ALA’s Public Awareness Office, 312-280-4393,






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