November 2019: The Month of Dukes, Thieves, Queens and Mamamoo {Monthly Wrap Up}

November wrap up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my November wrap up!

Technically, I’m still in semi-hiatus, which I did because I’m stressing for time and wanted to take the time to prep some posts in advance, even though we’re over a month in said hiatus and I’ve prepared zero posts…. oops. But this may not have been such a bad thing, because I’m itching to get back to blogging anyway so I’m sure I’ll get back to it soon enough! Especially since I have a blogoversary coming up in January so it would be weird not to celebrate 🙂 In the meantime though, here’s what I’ve been up to in November!

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October 2019: The Month Of Hiatusses, Deja Vu & The Best Birthday Surprise {Monthly Wrap Up}

October wrap up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my October wrap up!

October’s been pretty weird, as I finally made the decision to take a semi-hiatus from blogging. I wanted to take this time to work ahead and prepare some posts so I can stress less about getting posts up in time. Alas, we’re 3 weeks further and I’ve prepared exactly 0 posts yet so oops… this hiatus may take a bit longer than expected…

In the meantime, though, read on to see what I’ve read, listened to and watched last month.

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That’s It, I’m Officially In Love With A Demon — Slaying Monsters for the Feeble by Annette Marie {ARC Book Review}

Slaying Monsters For The Feeble by Annette MarieTitle: Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized #2)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher:
Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: November 1st, 2019
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Urban Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: NEW ALL-TIME FAVORITE

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

I’m bound to a demon.

For my entire life, I avoided magic at all costs. Now, I’m responsible for a demon who wields magic more powerful than the toughest mage or sorcerer.

Demons are evil.

That’s what my textbooks say. That’s what I see. He’s ruthless, he’s temperamental, he’s cold. But he protects me without fail. I wonder if he’s hiding a heart behind his hostility.

My demon is a monster.

Whether he’s heartless or not, my contract with him is illegal and beyond dangerous. Together, we must find a way to return him to his own world before anyone discovers our secret. If that wasn’t bad enough, I’ve come to realize something else:

My demon isn’t the only monster I should be worried about.


From the author of The Guild Codex: Spellbound comes a new series that will plunge an unprepared young woman into the darkest magic of the mythic world.


THE GUILD CODEX: DEMONIZED
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)

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The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette Marie {Book Blitz & Give-Away}

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Book Blitz for Annette Marie’s latest fantasy novel, The Alchemist and an Amaretto, the fifth book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series. This Book Blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

It’s no surprise that I am a huge Annette Marie fan. You can check out my ARC review for The Alchemist and an Amaretto here (spoiler: it’s a five-star review. Again) However, if you still need more convincing, I highly suggest you to check out the summary and excerpt below and enter the fun, blitz-wide give-away for your chance to win 2x $10 Amazon gift cards!

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Mage Academy Monsters, Magic and Mistletoe, Oh My — The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette Marie {ARC Book Review}

The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette MarieTitle: The Alchemist and an Amaretto (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #5)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher:
Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: October 11th, 2019
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Urban Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: NEW ALL-TIME FAVORITE

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

As a guild bartender, I can handle pretty much anything—mages, sorcerers, witches, the occasional demon. But show me anything family-related and I’d rather run for the hills. It doesn’t even have to be my family.

So I have no idea why I thought spending the holidays with Aaron’s mom and pop was a good idea.

Meeting his famous parents is already terrifying enough, but I’ve got a bigger problem. Students of his family’s renowned mage academy are being attacked on the grounds—and somehow no one has seen a single assailant? Unexplained tracks litter the nearby woods, rumors of forbidden alchemy are circulating the campus…and Ezra has been acting strangely since we arrived.

Something deadly is brewing in the shadow of Sinclair Academy, and the longer we take to uncover it, the more dangerous it becomes. But no matter the risk, we’ll protect the students.

And Aaron’s parents too, I suppose. If we have to.

THE GUILD CODEX

Spellbound Series:
Three Mages and a Margarita (#1)
Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (#2)
Two Witches and a Whiskey (#3)
Demon Magic and a Martini (#4)
The Alchemist and an Amaretto (#5)
Druid Vices and a Vodka (#6)

Demonized Series:
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)

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September 2019: The Month Of Witches, Demons and Dreamcatcher Songs {Monthly Wrap Up}

September wrap up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my September wrap up!

Even though my September has been super busy and I’ve been an exhausted mess for weeks, I still managed to read 6 books. I can only thank audiobooks and the fact that now that the holidays are over, I’m once again stuck in traffic for almost 2 hours a day. Just me, myself and my audiobook 🙂 Oh, and not one, but TWO ARCS FROM MY FAVORITE AUTHOR. So you see, not all that bad! Plus, we have the OFFICIAL START OF FALL, MY FAVORITE SEASON WOOP!

Read on to see what I’ve read, listened to and watched this month.

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How Cookies & Curiosity Can Lead To Dark, Intriguing Partnerships — Taming Demons For Beginners by Annette Marie {ARC Review}

Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette MarieTitle: Taming Demons For Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized #1)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher:
Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: September 13th, 2019
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Urban Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: NEW ALL-TIME FAVORITE

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.

When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.

Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.

My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.

Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.

All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.

But I did, and now it’s too late.


From the author of The Guild Codex: Spellbound comes a new series that will plunge an unprepared young woman into the darkest magic of the mythic world.


THE GUILD CODEX: DEMONIZED
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2) 

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Slaying Monsters For The Feeble by Annette Marie {Cover Reveal}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to the official cover reveal of Slaying Monsters for the Feeble, the second book in the Guild Codex: Demonized series by Annette Marie!

This cover reveal is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Okay, by now I’m sure it’s no surprise at all to any of you that I’m a big fan of Annette Marie’s books. Her newest series is set in the same world as her Guild Codex: Spellbound series, which I already adore. And though I was admittedly a little bit hesitant about this spin-off series, I was blessed enough to be able to read an advance copy of book one, which comes out on September 13th, and let me tell you: THIS SERIES IS AMAZING AND ANNETTE MARIE OUTDID HERSELF YET AGAIN.

So OF COURSE I was itching to see the brand new cover for book two, and honestly… I think it’s my favorite Annette Marie cover ever. (I know I say that with every new cover, but really, she has been blessed by the cover gods). Take a look for yourself!

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August 2019: The Month I Read.. Who Cares, Look At These Puppy Pictures!! {Monthly Wrap Up}

August wrap up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my August wrap up!

As some of you may already know from my social media, this month is a little special because WE GOT A PUPPY! It means I didn’t get quite so much reading or TV in as I usually would, but it’s okay because PUPPY! That said, I’ll get back to the puppy below and get more into what I actually did read, watch and listen to this month first 🙂

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