BOOK GIVEAWAY – Love Me While I’m Gone by Diana T. Scott

Hello, lovelies! Hope you’re doing well! Just want to announce you that I have a giveaway running on my bookstagram account with one of my favourite books as a prize!

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Another thing worth mentioning is that the book is going to be personalised for the winner. I am meeting with Diana at the end of this month so she is going to especially sign it for the lucky unicorn who wins 🦄😃 How does that sound to you? 💙THE GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL & ENDS ON DECEMBER 29TH 💙

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Cover Reveal – The Animal Under The Fur by E.J. Mellow

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Hello, my darlings! Today I am taking part in the cover reveal of E.J. Mellow’s newest baby – THE ANIMAL UNDER THE FUR – which is going to be released at the beginning of 2017! I am so freakin’ excited for this book, you wouldn’t believe it! I am obsessed with everything this wonder woman writes and TAUTF sounds too cool to be true!

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Now, let’s take a look at this beauty…

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The Animal Under The Fur 
by E.J. Mellow 
Publication date: 2017
Genres: Action, Adult, Romance
Synopsis:

From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight.

Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she’s been raised as the perfect assassin.

The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm’s length.

Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed.

The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile.

But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing—in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter.

The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love stand-alone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you’ll find gripped in your hands.

Coming 2017

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AUTHOR BIO:

E.J. Mellow is the Award Winning aejuthor behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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What do you think? I absolutely love the cover, it’s pretty simple, but very elegant. And the synopsis is just fire, I already know I am going to devour it next year!

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FREE ON KINDLE!

Hello, reading unicorns from all over the world!

Just wanted to let you know that ”Love Me While I’m Gone” by Diana T. Scott is FREE on kindle!! If you like reading romance novels, you should totally get this one because it’s simply amazing! In case you want to find out more, you can read my full review here  

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The Destined by E.J. Mellow ~ Book Blitz & Giveaway

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Hello, wonderful bookworms from all over the world!

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Today I’m bringing you another post related to my favourite fantasy/NA series ever, which is ”The Dreamland” by E.J. Mellow :))

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Yesterday was the release day for the final book in the trilogy, ”The Destined” (you can find out my thoughts on it in the previous post) & I couldn’t be more happier. If you haven’t read this series yet, you’re totally missing out on the awesomeness! Here are some teasers to prove you what I’m saying:

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About the Author

E.J. Mellow is the Award Winning author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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The Destined by E.J. Mellow | REVIEW

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I searched for you in the stars tonight.
But I found none
that burned as bright as you.

—Part of a letter from Dev to Molly

With the loss of Terra’s greatest weapon, the war against darkness escalates rapidly, and time is on no one’s side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly and Rae find themselves forced to confront a desperately kept secret and quickly learn that a life-altering sacrifice is the asking price to restore order.

Nightmares, betrayal, the fate of two worlds, and one man’s hunger for vengeance lead Molly down a twisted and dark path she fears she might never come back from. Cornered into making a heart-wrenching decision, Molly teeters between deliverance and damnation. Who is worth saving most—a nation or the one she loves?

RATING| /∞

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A book series so ineffably well written should be illicit.

If writing a review for the first two books in The Dreamland series was hard, just imagine how freaking impossible it is for me now. From the moment when I said my goodbyes to Dev and Molly at the end of The Divide until the moment I got an e-ARC of The Destined on my kindle three weeks ago, I couldn’t stop thinking about what would happen in the final novel. I’ve made up so many scenarios in my head, you wouldn’t even believe it. And all of that for nothing. Because once again, E.J Mellow has marvellously succeeded to exceed my expectations.

This amazing woman has a curious way of discombobulating me with her words and out of this world characters, who did nothing but amaze me again with their powerful personalities. I am telling you, she is nefarious (in the best way possible, though). To be honest, I cannot wait to read and love her upcoming books, simply because E.J. is one of those authors that deserve to be immortal just to continue writing mind-blowing novels for their readers. I know, I know, I sound a little bit Mellow obsessed and I am proud to say that I am not denying anything.

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There are a million reasons to fall in love with this book and I will try my best to mention a few of the vital ones, hopefully I won’t end up blabbering too much.

The writing style– Until a few years ago, I did not pay too much attention to an author’s writing style, probably because I was younger and thought that every book I read was good and deserved 5 stars. Well, now I can say that I’ve come to appreciate and even admire certain authors, mainly because of the unique way they write. The word choice, the sentence fluency, the vivid images that play in our heads whenever we read something beautifully described, everything contributes to the whole reading experience. Undoubtedly, E.J. masters this art like no other.

The love story– Ok guys, let’s put the cards on the table and acknowledge the fact that Dev and Molly’s love story is one of the main reasons why we all praise this series. If you ask me, I would describe their relationship as the very definition of ‘souls mates’, because no matter what difficulties they had to go through, their love transcended time. And to have my own Aaron moment, I can even say that I am elated they suffered so many atrocities, just to become a whole in the end. What is more, I couldn’t help but internally fangirl at every alone moment these two lovebirds had together. I’ve been eager to read/devour them since my fragile heart has gotten broken at the end of the second novel. Needless to say, the swoon-worthy letters between Molly and Dev were a bonus, just another excuse to officially crown them as the hottest couple ever.

“I love you,” she said. “I love you so much.” In a flash he was above her again, touching the new sunbaked dusting of freckles across her nose and cheeks, letting their bodies glide over each other.
“Love doesn’t do justice to what I feel for you,” he said gruffly, kissing her again. “You are everywhere in me, taking up all the spaces in between. You consume me, Molly Spero.”
They each took pieces of the other that night and gently fused them back together, so in the end there wasn’t him and her, only them.

The bromance– Yes, you read that well, the bromance (between Dev and Rae) deserves to be mentioned on this list. Even though they only had a few moments at the beginning of the book, you could quickly realize how strong their relationship was. Rae’s sacrifice was merely a demonstration of how far would he go for his brother, for Dev.

Rae studied Dev for a long while, his golden eyes shining with his own intense feelings . “Nihil familiā carius,” he said and extended his hand.
“Nihil familiā carius,” Dev returned, and the two stood there, letting the words flow through each other.

Aaron and his Joker like behaviour– You must agree with me when I say that this particular character was an absolute madman and even a little bit seductive in a very strange way. E.J. created the perfect villain, a pure source of evil and sorrow, who got exactly what he deserved in the end. Shivers went down my spine whenever he performed one of his savage acts and when he abducted Molly and tortured her to death I wished from the bottom of my heart to become a character in the book and end his miserably life. I can easily imagine Jared Leto playing his role in a movie, because if there is a fantasy series that deserves to be picked out for the big screen, it would be The Dreamland series.

Hector– This character alone represents a reason enough to love ”The Destined”. If you ever thought that Hector’s presence in the books wasn’t very important, you are completely wrong. Let’s just say that besides Molly, he is the surprise element, the key to finally finding peace, after multiple deaths and dreadful battles have left their marks on both worlds, Terra and Earth. He is also the reason why I cried like a baby towards the ending and why I still have some tears in my eyes as I am finishing this paragraph.

” So I stand silently, unmoving, and soak in the love that Hector now, after so many months, allows me to see. Love for me, for my grandfather, for Terra, and, with his eyes staring behind me, to the girl who watches on.”

For the people who’ve read ”The Dreamer” & ”The Divide”, you MUST end what you’ve already started on a high note. So what are you waiting for to buy this book and love it to death?
For the ones who haven’t heard about this series until now or haven’t had the chance to start it yet, I am begging you to read it! A book trilogy so astounding is hard to find these days and I promise you, you won’t regret it! Now, excuse me while I lock myself in my room and listen to sad music for the rest of the day. Who knows, maybe the excruciating pain of saying goodbye to my favourite characters will go away till tomorrow morning.

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This beauty will be released tomorrow, October 17th, so make sure you purchase a copy and enjoy the awesomeness! Also, check out E.J. Mellow’s social accounts because she will probably host many giveaways in the near future and you wouldn’t want to miss that!

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The Dreamer & The Divide by E.J. Mellow | REVIEW

Hello, everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the first two books of ”The Dreamland” Trilogy, written by E.J. Mellow 🙂 And believe me, these books are F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! Let’s start with the first book, ”The Dreamer”…

It’s night. Al30633674ways night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, nigh
t after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.

But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?

Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.

RATING| ✩✩✩✩✩/∞

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’’The Dreamer’’ completely rocked my world and it is really funny how, once again, I fail at finding the right words to describe my feelings. AMAZING? EXTRAORDINARY? These words could fit pretty well, although they still manage to underrate the real level of epicness this book reaches. I could easily incorporate a few dozen gifs in this review, showing you exactly the emotions I went through while reading this jem and write nothing else, but I do not think it would be the wisest thing to do.

Firstly, let me tackle the story and the writing style. Before I read ’’The Dreamer’’, I haven’t encountered any other new adult/fantasy/sci-fi book, at least not one that I remember something about. These 3 genres are my favourite when it comes to my personal preferences so finding a book that encompasses all of them literally sounded like heaven. The fact that the E.J’s idea for the book is original didn’t hurt either. She created a story that takes place in two dimensions, the one we all know very well, which is ours, and the other that she gave life to – Terra Somniorum- a place we come to discover through Molly’s eyes.

After Molly gets hit by lightning, she starts to have dreams of this strange place, that is completely different from her world. A place where there is always night, people wear black clothes from head to toe and have the ability to handle dangerous weapons. Oh, and there is this one handsome guy, Dev, that makes her feel strange emotions from the very beginning and ends up filling an important place in her heart. But why does this happen to her? She had a normal life before, a job, an amazing friend that was more like her sister, Becca, and a very hot boyfriend, Jared. However, because everything happens for a reason, Molly soon finds out that all she has experienced after the accident is real and she represents more than she has ever wanted for Terra. She is the most important opponent in the war against the Metus –some horrible creatures that want to take hold of the Dreamers’ minds and cause irreparable damage in both dimensions- she is STAR OF HOPE.

There is so much stuff happening in this book and I cannot go into many details because that would take forever, but I tried to give you guys a short summary of what happens. E.J’s writing style is absolutely amazing, she describes everything so well you start to have doubts whether you’re watching an action movie or reading a book. I would say the first option is more accurate. What is more, I think we should give her a crown for the best writer when it comes to swoon worthy, belly laughing & nerve-wracking scences between the main characters. Seriously now, everytime Molly and Dev were together, sparks ignited and the sexual tension was unbearable.

Secondly, another reason why this book is freakin’ fantastic is represented by the characters. Actually, everthing that happens wouldn’t be possible without them. I love how everyone has a strong personality and plays a great role in the whole story. My favourite has to be Molly and it was a little bit of a shock to discover such a badass female character in a 24-year-old young woman. Even if she didn’t categorize herself as a strong person, she was and her brave heart and witty comments made me love her even more. She is undoubtedly a heroine and therefore deserves to be mentioned along with the other female role models for young girls in the fantasy literature.

I wonder if you guys have ever gotten bored by love triangles in books. Because I have. And we kind of have a love triangle going on here, as well. On one hand there’s Dev, the guy from Molly’s dreams, and on the other hand is Jared, the real life boyfriend. The funny thing is that this time I enjoyed it and I cannot decide which team I belong to, mainly because both of the boys are amazing in their own way. I’m pretty sure my opinion will change in book two, but until then, I will try to restrain myself from making a decision.

Taking all these points into consideration, I highly recommend you ’’The Dreamland’’ series if you are looking for something new and interesting to read. Although I should warn you that once you start diving into E.J.Mellow’s world, you will not be able to stop reading and crave for more!

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Now, let’s move on to the second book 😀

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Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.

With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams—whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him—Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.

But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her ancestry comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.

RATING| ✩✩✩✩✩/∞

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Holy freakin’ Metus!!!

Oh God, please give me strength to finish this review…

I honestly do not know how E.J. does it, but every book of hers ends up messing with my heart. After reading ”The Dreamer” and getting proof of her amazing writing skills, I knew ”The Divide” was going to be just as awesome as the first book. Guess what? I was wrong! Because this book was absolutely gut-wrenching and full of emotions, love and hope! Thank you, E.J, thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving birth to such a masterpiece!

This time I’m not going to bother with summing up what happened in the second installement of ”The Dreamland” series, because so many things occured, it would take me a day or two to explain everything. That is the reason why I am going to focus on talking about a few of the many aspects why ”The Divide” is actually way better than ”The Dreamer”. Leave me the pleasure to begin with Molly and Dev’s relationship.

If in the first book I could not decide which team I belong to (even though Dev had a little bit more of my love than Jared), in this one I completely fell in love with Dev from the very beginning. He is one of the best male characters I’ve come across in all the books I’ve read till now that deal with romance. His strength, both physical and emotional, his feelings for Molly and his desire to protect her with his life were amazing and heart melting. The ending shattered me in pieces and I even shed a few tears for him, for Molly, for everything they were and everything they MUST continue to be. Also, there was no surprise for me to encounter the same badass Molly from the previous book. If anything, she became stronger and more confident in her own abilities. She and Dev were like liquid fire whenever they were together, no matter if they were having a fight or the exact opposite *wink*.

I stay pressed against the solid structure as the doors open .
“I’d get some air if I were you. From the feel of it, you seem a little hot and bothered.”

Another thing I love about ”The Divide” is the fact that it continued to make me feel like I was seeing a movie on the big screen, not only reading a book. The scenes were described wonderfully, everything played out so vividly in my own head that I could not get enough of E.J’s imagination. Like I have already said, I have no idea how this woman does it. She must be secretly a ninja unicorn.

The other characters are worth mentioning as well, especially Becca and Rae. These two, together or apart, were amazing and made me laugh so much throughout the entire novel. I really hope that their story will end well in the final book. They deserve their own happy ever after (#shmoopparade, anyone?). Oh, and let’s not forget about Aveline, Dev’s Nocturna partner. She went from being a cold ass bitch to a very likeable character.

I’m pretty sure I left out many other thoughts that I would have liked to share with you all, but I guess that what was of great importance has been mentioned. Without further ado, I highly recommend you to read this amazing, action-packed series and I have no doubt that you will love it as much as I do. While you pick them up and devour them, I’m going to impatiently wait for ”The Destined” to come out and destroy me completely. Because if there’s a thing I know for sure, is that E.J. Mellow will thunderstruck us with it.

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The Half of Me Series by Diana T. Scott Blog Tour | REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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Hello, everyone! Today is a very exciting day because the blog tour for one of my favourite book series finally starts! Hope you guys enjoy my review for the third book, COLOR ME YOURS & do not forget to check out the giveaway!

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What happens if you wake up one morning and you don’t recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror? When you throw yourself into a relationship so deeply, it swallows you whole and spits you out a totally different person? A person you don’t particularly like… For Paige, it takes ten minutes to decide she needs to go back to Chicago, the first place she ever called home and the last she felt like herself in. The place where she’ll find a purpose and friends she never knew she needed.
But what if her best friend starts to see her before she sees herself? Can she trust him to search between scattered pieces and handpick the ones that belong only to her?

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There are books that no matter how long or how good they are, you cannot get enough of them. This is pretty much my case with the ”Half of Me” series because every time I finish one of Diana’s books, I am left with a heartache. And once again, I am at a loss of words when it comes to write a review that aims to encompass its awesomeness.


As expected, she worked her magic on her new novel, this time giving us the opportunity to fell in love with Miles and Paige’s story. These two were so much fun to discover, both of them are complex characters with amazing personalities and a great ability to make me want to scratch my face every time they are too stubborn to admit their feelings. But Holy Moly, how much did I love them! After only a few pages in the book, they quickly became my favourite couple from the three.

Miles was my guilty pleasure in this book (and I am not ashamed to admit it!), because even though I liked him in ”Our Demons, Best Friends” and ”Love Me While I’m Gone”, I couldn’t get enough of his cuteness in this book. The things he did for Paige and his kindness towards the people who surrounded him were incredible. And no, even with his good looks and devotion, he is not one of those alpha males from the majority of contemporary books that are being published nowadays. Diana created a real man, with qualities and flaws, that is going to steal every female reader’s heart. I haven’t forgotten about Sebastian and Collin, but Miles is my kind of boy *wink*


Unlike the other two books previously published in the series, ”Color Me Yours” is a little bit longer and the story is more complex than the others. There is a surprise character in this book, one that can be seen as an obstacle for Paige and Miles, but honestly, for me, she represented the reason why their bond became unbreakable in the end. I really liked her and I am really sad that her future wasn’t as bright as she deserved.

Another reason why I absolutely loved CMY is the fact that I managed to identify more with the main female character, Paige. While I was reading about her, I almost thought I read stuff about myself. To be honest, it is the first time something like this happens, but I am really happy because in this way I understood her choices better. There were a few times when she got on my nerves, but she made it up to me in one chapter, when she (FINALLY!) took the initiative with Miles. In that moment I almost jumped out of bed and screamed YES!


The ending was everything I could have ever wanted because it brought together all my favourite couples and I was so stoked to see them happy and having fun. I do not know about you, but almost every time I finish a new book and I get attached to the characters, I think about their happy lives after the novel has ended. Thanks to the author I reassured myself that they are going strong.

Undoubtedly, Diana’s books always bring a big smile to my face and I seriously cannot wait to read the next one in this series. She is definitely the queen of swoon worthy & crazy cute moments! Her books deserve all the love they can get from readers and therefore I will always highly recommend them. By the way, there is no insta love phenomenon here, guys, so if you like to stay away from that, this is your type of book!

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11219025_345123829031145_882382535654704775_nWriter of Our Demons, Best Friends, Love Me While I’m Gone and Color Me Yours. Perpetually sleep deprived, but never sorry. I am a colorful mix of the things I love. Chocolate eclairs. The sound of a guitar. The first snow of the year. Sleeping on freshly washed sheets. The smell of a new book. Man buns. Using rock-paper-scissors to settle an argument. Old, washed up jeans. Comfort food. Old people acting like kids. The ocean. My dog. My family.

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A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

 

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