Pleasures of the Night

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Pleasures of the Night by Syliva Day. Hard working Lyssa Bates is exhausted but sleep eludes her. One night in her dreams a man comes to her and he is absolute perfection. Everything a woman could dream of……once he realizes she can see exactly who he is he becomes afraid of disrupting his world and hers so he goes to her only in her world she has no idea who he is only that he seems familiar. It doesnt take long for him to tell her an unimaginable story that puts both of their lives in jeopardy. The sex is so good neither of them want to part and both is willing to die to save the other. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

January 2020 TBR stack

January 2020 TBR stack. As we set a new year in motion I’m starting with these 4 books. Pleasures of the Night by Sylvia Day, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turnasky, and Bonfire by Kristen Ritter. Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you all get to read what you want!

The Princess and The Fangirl by Ashley Poston

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Princess and The Fangirl by Ashley Poston. I have to admit when I started this book and it wasn’t about Elle I was devastated. I was so looking forward to more food truck capers. Turns out to be a Geekerella Fairytale it doesnt have to be just about Elle! I was very happy to see she makes more than one appearance in this book. Famed Princess Amara from the Fandom Starfield was killed off in the last movie and Actress Jessica Stone couldn’t be happier that this would be her last Starfield movie. On the flip side Imogen Lovelace will stop at nothing to save her favorite character and begins the #saveamara campaign. Imogen bumps into Jessica in the bathroom and from that point forward both girls will make choices than will either save or break the Starfield Fandom completely. Switching places leads to new avenues of love but could be the end of several people’s careers. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Whisper Man by Alex North

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 As I started this book I thought I already know what’s going to happen……and for the most part, I did. An author struggles to raise his son after his wife has died and grief leads to wedges being driven between father and son and a old myth surfaces that leads to long lost memories and a forgotten father. Sadness, mystery, and old memories lead to a Father’s love being the strongest bond of all. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Emotions Are Normal by Amanda Soto

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. Emotions Are Normal by Amanda Soto. This is a short book of a collection of poems and thoughts that were written with raw emotion. Each short story or poem is filled with a tragic emotion followed by sorting or resolve. It actually feels like falling apart and someone piecing you back together again. Page after page. Remember to practice self-care before, during, and after poetry reading as necessary. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

My new thing….

I normally only post reviews here but today I am announcing a thing I did. With a lot of hard work and a little advice from some of my closest friends, I was able to outline, write, and create a book. The title is Blowin’ Smoke and it releases on April 20, 2020. It will be available in ebook and paperback. I’m so excited but so nervous all at the same time! Make sure to add it to your want to read list on Goodreads and cover release will be happening soon! Happy Reading!

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Ghosted by Rosie Walsh. Sarah has realized her marriage is over and even though they agree to divorce, things are still complicated; they run a business together. She heads back home to England for a business meeting and then a visit to her parents. She has a one week fling with the perfect guy, but then she’s ghosted. He doesn’t call, won’t return her texts, and the messages on social media show open but no reply. Her friends tell her she is crazy, but she is seeing him everywhere, even in California. When she finally does find him, he doesnt tell her what she wants to hear but it’s so much bigger than what she wants and what he wants. Sometimes the past is stronger than what we want for our futures. Sometimes it isn’t. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read with The Well Read Book Club. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Avery Stafford seems to have it all, born to high society and raised in wealth and privilege with privacy of a political family. Until one day a lady from a nursing home approached her and called her Fern and accidentally stole her bracelet. When Avery returns to the nursing home to retrieve her bracelet she begins to unravel a story from long ago. Wingate was able to make a heart wrenching story based on the true story of The Tennessee Children’s Home Society into a heart warming lesson of two sister’s love for one another. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

November Road by Lou Berney

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to #buddyread with @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 November Road by Lou Berney. Set in 1963 during the Kennedy Assasination, Charlotte has had enough of her life in small town Oklahoma and is longing for some big changes. Guidry in on the run from New Orleans and a life of big crime and when the two run into to one another they make a plan to go West. Charlotte and her girls to Los Angeles and Guidry to Vegas. Running to a new life has never been so dangerous. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

I purchased this book from a local thrift store to read with The Well Read Women Bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟 Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks. This was not my favorite Sparks book. I sometimes felt like the story was too long and too detailed. I loved London’s spunk and I hated Vivian with everything in my body. The tragedy of a marriage coming undone and losing the people close to you is scary and while Sparks wrote it well I still kept getting caught up in the so many details in this story. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Facebook, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com