Monday, December 26, 2016

Bout of Books 2017!

Bout of Books 18

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

My TBR is as follows:
  • The Corner Store Witch
  • The Fires of Heaven
  • Little Women 
  • No Rest for the Wicked
  • Pride and Prejudice 
I may switch some of these out, but it's a nice mix of what I want to read for personal fun and what I have scheduled for review!

I can't wait to get into this one!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cover Reveal: Beautiful Assasin by Skyla Madi

Beautiful Assassin
Skyla Madi
(Syndicate #1)
Publication date: January 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Spoiler alert. I fall in love with the man who comes in the night.
He watches me down the scope of his rifle, and it’s terrifying and exhilarating, not knowing when he’ll squeeze the trigger.
If he’ll squeeze the trigger.
Maybe I’ll die tonight…
…maybe I’ll die next week.
It’s a sick and twisted game, but it’s ours. And just when I think our story ends at a distance, he comes in close, thrusting himself into my life.
We are at war, he and I, and eventually, he’ll have to kill me.
If he doesn’t, someone else will.

*Designed by Deranged Doctor Design*

Author Bio:
Skyla Madi is an Australian writer from Brisbane, Queensland.
She started her writing career fresh out of high school and at 21 she is a giver of both real and fictional life.
Madi is an Aquarian, lover of the written word and author of the #1 BESTSELLING Consumed trilogy.


Monday, December 19, 2016

My #TBR Stack for this Week

It's almost break for my classes, so after this week I'll have some time to read! Yay! So that made me wonder, what should my stack be? Well here you go!

Pride and Prejudice is going to be an on-going read, I'm aiming for the end of December to have it finished. Look for reviews for Liah and The Walls Around US, probably next week!

Now it's your turn! What are you reading?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stuff and Thangs...

So, I've been away for a bit. *guilty whistling* Yup, just a weeee lil bit. No worries, I'm not about to close up shop on Must Read Faster. I just did a major thing. We moved. We have been settled in our new place for about 3 days now and things are starting to settle down. We kind of had to move quite quickly because our landlord was kinda a jerk and decided to tease us about a place of hers that we wanted to rent.

It kind of went like "Hey do you like this place? Yeah, we're fixing it up. We want you to stay neighbors, so why don't you look at the place? You like it? Okay cool, you can have it when we're done fixing up the place!" Then like a week later, "Well we decided not to keep ANY of our places including yeah like gtfo in a month please." Yup, so we had about a month to find a new place within our budget that would let us keep our cats without having to sell our first born son to afford it. Which we did!

So here we be.

What does this stuff and thangs mean for MRF? Well now I'm not stressing out and can actually relax enough to read a damn book! So look for more posts, more reviews, more awesome stuff and thangs! *Okay I promise I'm done quoting Rick Grimes!*

Bye bye for now!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Release Blitz: Liah by Lola White #PNR

liah-rb-banner liah-2000x3000Synopsis
She’s an empathic warrior who refuses to feel her own emotions. He’s an abomination hiding his truth within the robes of a priest.
When Liah travels to Red Leaf City to investigate a group of clergymen she believes might be corrupted beyond forgiveness, she meets Father Anthony Angelli, a man who sends her suspicions—and her libido—into overdrive. He’s hiding something, but Liah can’t find any evidence of wrongdoing and she’s got her own issues to deal with.
Tony can’t drop the matter. Refusing to let his colleagues get away with their crimes, he starts his own investigation, dragging Liah back to town even as he vows not to fall to the temptation she embodies. Unfortunately, his interference puts them both on display at a wicked gathering, and the only way to get out alive is to expose the truth—then pray for mercy.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! #Tometopple Update and Joining #Thankfullyreading #Readathons

First things first...HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!

Friday you can start doing your Christmas shizzle, but for now it's the Turkey's time!

Anyhoo, My #TomeTopple readathon update is as such...I FINISHED A BOOK! I finished Illunimae all 599 pages of it! Yas!

I'm onwards to The Fires Of Heaven and I'm currently on page 77 out of 963! Will I finish by Dec. 2nd...MWAHAHAH that's a laugh, but I'll try!

Which leads me to this...
I am school free (for two weeks) and have the day off  tomorrow. I'm not going anywhere, nor am I cooking anything extravagant. We are breaking tradition and having some fancy ass Thanksgiving Tacos!

So I've decided to double up on my reading fun! How exciting, right?

Since #Tometopple is running until Dec. 2nd, I'm going to read from my big ass book and switch to a shorter book here and there.

My TBR for #Thankfully is as follows:

  • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
I will aim for at least one of these "smaller" books as well as lots of reading from my bigun'

Good luck everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!  Eat yummy foods, have fun with family and oh yeah...don't forget..

Thursday, November 17, 2016

#TomeTopple is a Go!

Tome Topple begins on the 18th and lasts until December 1st. I thought for sure it was just a booktube/youtube thing, but I was super excited to find out that it was indeed for everyone and anyone!

So two weeks of reading GIANT ass books! I'm in! I aim to get at least one of these suckers done! I have 2 final projects for school and of course work, but I'm gonna chug my coffee and get one of them devoured!

What's my TBR? Here you go!

The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
The Last Stormlord by Glenda Larke
Wildwood by Colin Meloy
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I already have book marks in at least 2 of those, so hopefully I can remember what the eff was going on when I pick it back up!

I will be posting updates here (but probably more on twitter) @lexley

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Trouble With Ghosts

The Trouble With Ghosts
A.L. Kessler
Publication date: November 7th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Poltergeists, severed thumbs, and lies…

PIB agents Abigail Collins and Nick Averin are rattled when a handful of severed thumbs are found at an abandoned house, but neither of them expected it to link to a decades old murder with strange ties to the paranormal world. When Abby’s greatest enemy seems to be helping her from afar, it’s clear that there’s more to this case than the duo first believed.

Past cases come back to life…

Levi is avoiding questions and being even more vague than normal when a new vampire comes to town claiming to be on the case involving blood starved vampires. It’s a fight against time and lies for the two agents.
“I’ll give you a lift.” Mason glanced at me. “And you can fill me in on everything I’ve missed.”
I nodded. “Deal. I want to walk around the house first and see if I can find anything else that indicates where the basements or the entrances were.” I looked at the crumpled papers in my hand. “There’s something about this house that isn’t right.”
“You mean other than the multiple ghosts?” Mason shook his head. “Have you heard anything back on the thumbs?”
“Nope, I think our lab and system are still back logged.” I looked over at the group getting back to work searching for bones. “I think this case takes the cake for strangest one in a while.”
“We have multiple crimes, and PIB has nothing to go off of. Should you call back up in?” He glanced at me.
I knew what he meant, I didn’t meet his gaze. “Maybe. It’s possible my contact could shed some light on one of the biggest mysteries so far in this house.” I pressed my lips together. “Assuming all my contacts synced to my new phone, I can call him today. I don’t know if he’s in town, but the number he gave me is a U.S. number, not an international one.”
“Meaning, he’s not in Egypt where the Cult’s base is.” I started walking towards my car.
Mason walked with me. “And just where do you think you’re going?”
“To get my bag out of the wreckage. It currently has everything I own in it. I’d like to keep it.”
Mason walked with me in silence until we finally reached the car. We both slid down into the small crater towards the crunched up mess. My gaze went over the twisted metal and the shattered glass. Gray showed through where the paint had been scrapped off by debris and being banged into things. The wheels stuck up in the air reminding me of a helpless turtle that’d been flipped over. Mason was the one who finally reached in the car and pulled out my bag.
I shook off the glass that I could and wondered how much more I was going to be able to take. The meltdown last night had helped, but I hadn’t expected it to be followed up by my car being destroyed. “I’m going to need a new bag, nothing clings to fabric like auto glass.”
“Throw it in my truck for now and let’s walk the perimeter of the house.” He motioned back to the house and I stopped for a moment to take in the full picture of the house. It looked like any other farmhouse, with bits and pieces on the outside that didn’t match up due to add-ons as time went by. From this distance it didn’t look like it had a basement anywhere, but the codes were different then. Massive windows wouldn’t have been required, just small ones. Ones that could easily be boarded up and sealed.
“Come on, Abby.” Mason called over his shoulder, pulling me out of my zone. I trudged back to the house and threw my bag in the back of his truck. Mason met me by one of the corners by the house. “Ready?”
I nodded and started walking slowly along the edge of the house. Cracks marred part of the foundation, moving in a spider web pattern up to the siding. I took another step and the world rushed by me. Air flew over me as I fell and my body hit the ground.
“Aw fuck!” I sat up and flexed my fingers and wrists to make sure nothing broke. Stretched my arms and then slowly stood and looked up. I was going to feel the bruises tomorrow, but right now I was happy that nothing was broken from the eight foot fall.
“Abby?” Mason’s voice called down the small hole I’d made. “You okay?”
“Nothing’s broken, but toss me a flash light and watch your step.” I called back up. The stream of sunlight that came through the hole barely touched anything where I was. I batted dirt off my body, hoping no creepy crawler had decided to stick to me. I heard him calling out to people above me.
“Help’s on the way. Flash light coming down.” Mason dropped a flashlight in the hole. It landed with a thunk by my foot and I bent down to pick it up. I clicked it on and swallowed a scream.

Author Bio:
A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance author residing in beautiful Colorado Springs, Co. Since she was a teenager she has loved spinning tales. She can easily be won over with gifts of coffee or chocolate.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Read-a-Thon Day! *Cough Cough*

It's read-a-thon day my doods! If you've been to my blog more than a few seconds you can tell a few things about me. 1. I love read-a-thons. 2. I rarely ever finish them. Today will be no exception! For I am ill, a nasty cold has befallen me and whilst I plan on reading and trying my hand at a few of the challenges, I will most likely not finish the full 24 hours. However, it's tradition!

So here goes probably  nothin' I'm already starting an hourish late:

Intro thingy:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am in Alabama! On the Northeast portion of the state! About an hourish away from B'ham and 45 minutes away (with good traffic) from ATL.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I didn't make a stack this year, but I'm honestly looking forward to finishing one book.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I've got a pork roast in the slow cooker that's gonna be the holy grail of delicious!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! This is my yearly thing. I love this read-a-thon and everyone that takes part! I've tried to participate in some way each year.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? As I mentioned before, I'm not well. So this year is going to be very very different. I'm probably not going to read as much this year, but I'm going to try my bestest! 

Updates will be random!

1st Update: (Hours 1-3)
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Pages: 40

2nd Update: (Hours 4-5)
Rosemary and Rue
Pages: (Starting at 40) 31 pages this block

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that I had a brain fart last week and forgot today was Read-a-Thon day, so I booked a 3 hour shift at work. It's a work from home job, so I can still read during slow points, but still. Go me! :(

3rd Update (Hours 5-8) I'm working this block, so I probably won't have much notable progress.
Rosemary and Rue
Pages (71) 7pages read this block. I totally did not get any free time to work! :(

4th Update-In the grand tradition of me failing at read-a-thons, i failed this one too! woo hoo! Where's my cookie?

The sickness took control and I wound up not being able to concentrate much :( Oh well, there is next time!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Live Life on Purpose (Promo)

Book Genre: Self-Help/ Career & Business Advice
Publisher: Mind Body & Spirit Entrepreneur
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Buy Link(s):

Book Description:

What is Your Life Purpose?

Are you looking to find the answer to the age-old question “What the hell should I do with my life”? Do you want to find work that simply makes you happy? Are you sick of dreading each day and only living for the weekends? If your current job situation does not bring you happiness but you do not know how to fix it, this book will help answer all of your questions. It will not, however, answer these questions in a typical fashion. It is not going to give you a personality test or an aptitude assessment. You're not going to find a list of career or business options that you could try. This book dives much deeper than other typical career or business books you will find. The theory behind this book is that one must unlearn everything he or she has been taught before being able to authentically explore the best business or career choice.

How this book is different than typical career guides or business books: Clothing Analogy

Imagine you are asked to find one outfit to wear the rest of your life. Would you rather choose from a pre-filled closet or have your apparel custom-made? With other books, you are essentially looking in a closet full of different clothes and picking out the best option; it may not be your favorite color or fit just right but it will do. In this book, you will design your perfect ensemble

The book is structured into three parts:

The first section describes and gives examples of psychological concepts to explain how you have been shaped and exactly why you are in your current situation.
The second part is all about relearning how to live and think authentically. This is where you begin to explore and research, with fresh eyes, the best business or career choice for you.
The third part is focused solely on techniques that you can apply to assist in this process. Complex theories are broken down into simple steps, with examples to help explain how to apply these concepts in your own life.
Whether you want to find the perfect job, or start your perfect business, it will guide you through each step necessary to reach a life of happiness and fulfillment.

Sneak Peek at Everything that will be Covered:

Each of the following topics will be broken down into simple, easy-to-understand explanations and steps.

  • Psychological Learning Principals
  • Societal Norms and How They Affect You
  • Understanding Your Underlying Beliefs
  • Subconscious Structuring and Restructuring
  • Psychological Theories (Cognitive Bias, Distortions, Effects of the Ego)
  • Decision-Making Theories
  • Techniques to Explore Ideal Career or Business
  • Research Techniques
  • Goal Setting and Planning Strategies
  • Journaling Techniques
  • Affirmations
  • 6 Powerful Meditation Techniques (Mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Imprinting Beliefs)
  • Visualization and Manifesting (Law of Attraction) Techniques
  • How to Find a Support System


Do you ever wonder your purpose?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nature Inspired (Promo)

Book Genre: Non-Fiction, Nature, Art, Animals
Publisher: Falling Leave Press
Release Date: August 25, 2016
Buy Link(s): (to receive discount)50% off the retail of $25.00 for the run of the tour.

On Amazon:

Wholesale Orders:
Available through Ingram
Or through Nature Inspired Anthologies (inquire)

Book Description:
Nature Inspired: Animal Edition offers you the opportunity to see animals both big and small through the eyes of different artists. With more than sixty works in this full color edition, it is a treasure trove of touching, charming and curious images.

Follow The Tour Here

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Missed a Day! Day 2 Shenanigans!

My 1st choice for this week is "Let the Right One In" by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Stats will be posted tonight before I collapse in a heap or tomorrow morning..with the way I'm going it may even be next year!