Book Review: THE PACT by Karina Halle

Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Pages: 287

Released on: December 28th, 2014

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Goodreads Summary:

It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.

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[ARC] Book Review: THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Pages: 416

Released on: October 13th, 2015

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From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series

Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

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New Vlog: Owl Crate Unboxing (September)

Hey guys!

So, no drinking game necessary for this video. Instead, I forgot to invert it….. whooo? So excuse that fact that the video is completely flipped. You still get the idea.

Anyway. This is my first Owlcrate box and I have unboxed it for you to help others decide if Owlcrate is the box for you. I am loving it so far and this was only my first box. That says a lot because as some of you may know from my previous vlog, I was not all that excited with my Nerd Block. So without further ado, my unboxing.

P.S. I also want to take this time to tell you guys about a new segment I’m doing on YouTube with my roommate and best friend. It is still in its very raw stages, but we already have a few things recorded and going through editing. It is unclear as to where the videos will be uploaded, either on my regular channel where I post my unboxings and reviews, or a completely different channel. But once we know, you’ll know…

Have you ever been hanging out at home with your friends? It’s a pretty chill Friday or Saturday night (in this case it was a Monday, but for the sake of the plot, let’s say it was a weekend) and you guys think, “hey, let’s have a few drinks!” And as you indulge in not one, not two, and not three, but seven shots of vodka, you guys suddenly think playing video games would be a good idea? No? Well don’t worry! You don’t have to. Because Ezra and I will do that for you. Yup! Ezra and I have decided to start a segment of Beved Gaming.* We hope you join us for idiocy, more drinking, slurred words, and lots of screaming. And who knows? Maybe one of us will end up puking in the toilet by the time the video is over? You just have to watch to find out.

And there you have it. The title is tentative which just means it could change, but for now that’s the name we got. Like I said before, once we know more details I will be sure to share those details with all of you.

Till next time!

Happy Release Day: DIRTY PROMISES by Karina Halle

DirtyPromises.v3 (1)Blood. Sex. Revenge.

Being king comes at a brutal price.

Drug lord Javier Bernal has sliced and diced his way to the top of the Mexican drug trade, presiding over the country’s largest cartel. But his rise to power comes at a brutal price: the death of his sister, Alana. Devastated and wracked with guilt, he turns away from his new wife, Luisa, forcing their marriage into a steady decline. But it isn’t until she’s pushed into the waiting arms of Esteban Mendoza, his right-hand man, that Javier realizes everything he’s lost.

And it isn’t until he learns the truth about Alana, that he realizes everything there is to gain.

Blood will spill.

Cities will burn.

Heads will roll.

Because Javier will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.

And what he wants is raw, ruthless revenge.

Dirty Promises is the third and final book in the Dirty Angels Trilogy. While the other two books – Dirty Angels and Dirty Deeds – can be read as standalones, it is recommended you read at least Dirty Angels before reading Dirty Promises.

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New Vlog: Unboxings Galore

Hey, all.

I know I’ve been super lagging with reviews lately. I’ve been really busy working on my novel but I’ll work harder to get more reviews out to you because I have still been reading!

In the meantime, I recorded an unboxing! I recently signed up for Nerd Block Arcade and showed off the goodies! I also make an absolute fool of myself and, you know, you could totally use this video to fuel your next drinking game.

NEW DRINKING GAME: Take a shot every time I say the word ‘box’ and ‘cool.’ Guaranteed to make you pass out on your bathroom floor before this video is done.

Till next time, ya’ll xo

– Alex/Allie