I have always been the kind of person who likes to conduct birthday countdowns; however, this year, as I took note of the months, weeks and days left before the arrival of August 14, I found myself having a maelstrom of mixed feelings. I mean, god, I’m finally leaving that “-teen” suffix behind whenever I mention my age. I’m legitimately twenty years old now. Which is basically synonymous to delving deeper into the uncharted territorial waters of adulthood.
Initially, I considered enumerating all the changes I’ve made—from the brand new and noticeably more minimalist layout to the wait, since when did That Bookshelf Bitch have its own legitimate logo?—and explaining all the additional features I somehow managed to whip up. I mean, what exactly have I been tinkering with for more than a month, right? On the contrary, I eventually decided against that idea once a couple of thoughts occurred to me: one, that is probably the most generic and overused introduction known to mankind; and two, it would be a whole lot more fun to let you explore the many areas of this blog on your own! So I’ll leave that task to you.
Or I may compose a separate post regarding the specific changes I’ve integrated into That Bookshelf Bitch in a few days or so.
Title: Remembering Everly
Author: J.L. Berg
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
On sale: July 05, 2016
Format: Trade Paperback
Price: $11.99 USD
Book synopsis and promotional spiel:
After a stunning cliffhanger ending in Forgetting August, USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg delivers the happily ever after that fans have been waiting for in the sequel, Remembering Everly.
After two years in a coma, August Kincaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.
I’m partly kidding. The last time I did a wrap-up post was way back in February. After that, I started to gradually decline into a blogging slump due to college struggles and org-related work. You know how it is. With that said, since it’s halfway through the year, I thought this would be an opportune time to sum up everything I’ve missed and everything I’ve done so far. Additionally, I’ve also come to realize that a few of my plans have to be publicly announced as well.
Yep, okay. Here we go!
Before the actual announcement, however, allow me to
incoherently, mindlessly babble for a bit. I’ll try to keep this part as short as possible, so kindly bear with me.
Title: Through the Veil
Author: Colleen Halverson
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Colleen Halverson’s debut novel, Through the Veil was recently published last February. In this book, we are introduced to Elizabeth Tanner. Broke and drowning in student loans, all Elizabeth wants is to finish her thesis on The Book of Arranmore, an ancient manuscript that holds the secrets of the Fae world, and to succeed in earning a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. However, it is not that simple, especially when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is actually half-Fae. All of a sudden, this college student with a penchant for Irish literature and culture finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.
Cary graduated from the University of Central Missouri with honors and a degree in Computer Information Systems. However, she was prompted to leave her career as a systems analyst behind in order to stay home with her children (including a son with special needs). Currently, she can typically be spotted in Illinois, usually in some obscure, shadowy corner of a hip coffeehouse, or at home.
Cary loves to connect with people (especially those from other planets, dimensions, and the future). To find her, you may refer to the social media links provided below or visit The INFJ Café. Or use a Stargate. Whichever is easiest.
Hi, Shealea! Thanks for having me on your blog!
Wow, this is tough. As an 80’s teen, I grew up with some amazing sci-fi movie franchises, so I’m sort of old school. My all-time favorite is the Terminator series, but I also have soft spots for Star Trek, Predator, and the Alien movies. It’s the same with books. I love older novels like Contact and Jurassic Park—anything by Michael Crichton, really—and the short story “Flowers for Algernon” has haunted me for years.