What's on my shelf? February reads

I'm under some crippling writing deadlines but that didn't stop me from picking up a book each night before going to sleep. I might only read half a chapter, but at least I read!

This month saw me finishing the Remember When trilogy I began in January.
I re-read Secondborn to prep for reading my ARC of Traitor Born (so so good!).
I admit to ditching Tempt halfway through because it was an erotic read and I was looking for a different type of story. This is a taboo romance and super dirty, so if you're into that you should check it out for FREE
I read The Smallest Part and have to say Harmon has such a way with mixing biblical meaning into her stories. She has a very lyrical writing tone.
And last night I finished off the month with The Impossible Vastness of Us, a lovely first foray into YA by Samantha Young that I'd been holding onto for quite some time.

I had a HUGE book haul on the 27th with a ton of titles I've been dying to read so March will find me sharing some of those with you, hopefully! Still on major deadlines, but here's to reading a few pages every day! Happy reading!! 

 FEBRUARY READS 5.5 Books 1 YA  ~  2 NA/Adult  ~  .5 Erotica  ~  2 NA SciFi/Dystopian 1 New to me author, Remy Blake All available now, except Traitor Born which releases 4/17

5.5 Books
1 YA  ~  2 NA/Adult  ~  .5 Erotica  ~  2 NA SciFi/Dystopian
1 New to me author, Remy Blake
All available now, except Traitor Born which releases 4/17

ARC Review of #TraitorBorn by Amy A. Bartol

I've mentioned I don't often review books. I share what I'm reading, I tend to tell you if I love something, but I try not to formally review other authors work. I will make an exception every now and then, and today is one of those days. 

I received this pretty little ARC from 47North and Netgalley. If you've followed me for any length of time or looked back at my author story, you know Amy holds a place in my heart. I was thrilled to read an ARC of Traitor Born. I loved Secondborn and could not wait to continue Roselle's story. If you haven't already, you should totally check this series out. 



In typical Amy A. Bartol fashion, Amy writes a story that takes readers on a wild ride. Action packed, brilliantly descriptive, heartbreaking, and character focused. I thoroughly enjoyed Traitor Born. As a girl who likes romance in my reads, Amy did it again. I was dying over Roselle's suitors and unsure of whom she would pick. Guys, the ending!! Gah!!! Jan 2019 can't come soon enough.

Buy Secondborn on Amazon HERE and don't forget to check out Amy's other series:
The Premonition Series and The Kricket Series while you're at it. 


What's on my shelf? January reads

   For me, being a writer and a reader go hand and hand. I've been both for as long as I can remember. This year I'm going to try and keep you updated on what I'm reading. You can follow me on Goodreads if you want to follow along as I go or check back here monthly for a recap #myshelf
   Out of professional courtesy to my peers, I do NOT review books. You will see me recommend titles I loved, but that does not mean I didn't like the ones I don't talk about. I love championing my friends in this business. 
   Also, I believe each book touches everyone differently. I've put books aside because I didn't like them, only to pick them up much later and find I loved it. There are so many personal things that influence how you perceive a story. I LONG for you to make your own decisions when it comes to getting lost in fiction. 

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ONE young adult (Damage Done) and NINE new adult/adult
ONE paranormal. SEVEN contemporaries. ONE psychological. ONE historical.
SIX new to me authors. ONE I've read before.
ONE hardcover from my shelves (Damage Done) and NINE ebooks. 

A Harmless Little Game
Remember When
Within These Walls

#NEWRelease #AwakentheSoul is now LIVE!

Oh my gosh! It's finally here, y'all. My very last release of 2017 and my first Havenwood Falls novella. I'm so excited to introduce you to Viv and Breckin. I love this story and had such a fantastic time writing this story. Be sure to join me ALL day (Friday, December 8th) over at the Havenwood Falls Book Club on Facebook for the Homes for the Holidays Home Tour and Release day party. Looking forward to hearing your feedback. Xoxo ~Michele

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, MaeIDesign.com

Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. Including the high schoolers. This is only but one… 

Breckin Roberts has known Vivienne his entire life. Born and raised in Havenwood Falls, they attend the same school, eat at the same restaurants, and enjoy the same festivals. But they aren’t friends. They’re merely two classmates—her human and him not so much. Until one fateful December afternoon.

When Vivienne Freeman awakens late that night, disheveled and disoriented, the last thing she remembers is going for a run, but something feels . . . off. It’s not until the gorgeous but ever elusive Breckin Roberts approaches her out of the blue that she learns she almost died.  And he’s the one who saved her.

Or so he thought.

Turns out, saving Vivienne has opened her to a whole new kind of danger. Breckin is an angel who interfered with Death. It’s a slight easily forgiven, if not for the connection he awakens while healing her. A connection one Reaper finds highly appealing. A connection that could turn Vivienne into a pawn in the battle of Good versus Evil—a battle about to descend on Havenwood Falls.

This is a Young Adult paranormal romance in the Havenwood Falls High series of Young Adult fantasy stories featuring a variety of supernatural creatures. The series is a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Each book is generally a stand-alone, so you can read them in any order, although some authors will be writing sequels to their own stories. Please be aware when you choose your next read.

Other books in the Havenwood Falls High YA series:
Written in the Stars by Kallie Ross
Reawakened by Morgan Wylie
The Fall by Kristen Yard
Somewhere Within by Amy Hale
Bound by Shadows by Cameo Renae (Jan. 2018)

Books are released on a monthly basis. Coming soon are stories by Randi Cooley Wilson, E.J. Fechenda, AnnaLisa Grant, J.L. Weil, and more.

Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up to date on news and announcements at www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/