Cover Reveal! MY PERFECT MISTAKE by Kelly Siskind

It’s one of the most exciting things to see your fellow writer-friends have books that come out. Seriously, it never gets old and I’m so excited for Kelly’s new book to enter the world! It’s fun and sexy and will give you the feels! 

I’m so excited to be sharing the cover of Kelly Siskind’s MY PERFECT MISTAKE today! Check out the beautiful cover below and enter to win a copy!

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About MY PERFECT MISTAKE

What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen . . .

A girls’ trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She’s got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared.

Kolton doesn’t know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool—although she does have an unholy gift for that—but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they’re both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don’t kill each other first.

MY PERFECT MISTAKE releases April 5, 2016 – add it to your Goodreads list here!

Preorder MY PERFECT MISTAKE now: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo

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About Kelly Siskind

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in Northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings—Gummy Bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.

She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy Literary Group.

2015 Golden Heart® Finalist

Connect with Kelly Siskind

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest 

My 2015 Books in Review

I’m joining in on Jamie’s End of the Year Survey! 

There are few things in life more important to a writer than reading amazing books from other writers. It was Stephen King who said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write.” How true this is! Reading is fuel and although I didn’t hit my goal of reading a published book a week (I’m at 49/52) and this is the FIRST year I didn’t exceed my reading goal (insert feelings of failure)… I DID manage to read about ten of my writer friend’s manuscript and I read own MS about 1900 times, so I’m going to call that a win 🙂

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NUMBER OF BOOKS YOU READ: 49
NUMBER OF RE-READS: 0
GENRE YOU READ THE MOST FROM: YA FANTASY

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1. BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Queen of Shadows is going to dominate this list.

2. BOOK YOU WERE EXCITED ABOUT & THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO LOVE MORE BUT DIDN’T?

This Shattered World

 3. MOST SURPRISING (IN A GOOD WAY OR BAD WAY) BOOK YOU READ?  

The Demon King series… I thought it was going to be “meh”, but I really loved it!

4. BEST SERIES YOU STARTED IN 2015? BEST SEQUEL OF 2015? BEST SERIES ENDER OF 2015?

Best series I started: Throne of Glass series (started and got caught up)

Best sequel: Please Remain Calm

Best series ender: Winter (Lunar Cycle)

5. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR YOU DISCOVERED IN 2015?

Sarah J Mass (I know, I’m way late to this train)

6. BEST BOOK FROM A GENRE YOU DON’T TYPICALLY READ/WAS OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE?

Ready Player One… I was like, 1980s video games? But it was SO good!

7. MOST ACTION-PACKED/THRILLING/UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR?

Queen of Shadows

8. FAVORITE COVER OF A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Winter (Lunar Cycle)

9. MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER OF 2015?

ummm… Celaena/Aelin, no question!

10. MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING/ LIFE-CHANGING BOOK OF 2015?

Living Dead Girl… man, I cried so much and didn’t stop thinking about it for awhile.

 11. BOOK YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WAITED UNTIL 2015 TO FINALLY READ? 

The Throne of Glass series!

 12. FAVORITE PASSAGE/QUOTE FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015? 

“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing…” I want to be this quote! 🙂

13.SHORTEST & LONGEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Longest: WINTER (Lunar Cycle)

Shortest: LIVING DEAD GIRL

14. OTP OF THE YEAR (YOU WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP!)

Aelin and Rowan! (swoon)

15. FAVORITE NON-ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP OF THE YEAR

Aelin and Lysandra!

16. FAVORITE BOOK YOU READ IN 2015 FROM AN AUTHOR YOU’VE READ PREVIOUSLY

The Body Electric (Beth Revis)

17. BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2015THAT YOU READ BASED SOLELY ON A RECOMMENDATION FROM SOMEBODY ELSE/PEER PRESSURE:

Bird Box

18. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

Rowan Whitethorn

19. BEST WORLDBUILDING/MOST VIVID SETTING YOU READ THIS YEAR?

Queen of Shadows

20. BOOK THAT PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE/WAS THE MOST FUN TO READ?

Queen of Shadows

21. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR NEARLY CRY IN 2015?

Living Dead Girl

22. BOOK THAT CRUSHED YOUR SOUL?

Living Dead Girl

23. MOST UNIQUE BOOK YOU READ IN 2015?

The entire Lunar Chronicles series… such a unique twist on fairy tales!

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1. ONE BOOK YOU DIDN’T GET TO IN 2015 BUT WILL BE YOUR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY IN 2016?

SO many! But the first book on my TBR pile is Six of Crows

2. BOOK YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING FOR 2016 (NON-DEBUT)?

A Court of Mist and Fury!

3. 2016 DEBUT YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING?

I am so incredibly excited to see Ashley’s SUFFER LOVE hit shelves and also Traci’s THE READER!

4. ONE THING YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH OR DO IN YOUR READING LIFE IN 2016?

Read a PUBLISHED book a week.

5. A 2016 RELEASE YOU’VE ALREADY READ & RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE:

SUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake

Series Recommendation: Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

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Published October 6th 2009 by Hyperion Books
Summary:
Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for his family. The only thing of value he has is something he can’t sell—the thick silver cuffs he’s worn since birth. They’re clearly magicked—as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off.
One day, Han and his clan friend, Dancer, confront three young wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to keep him from using it against them. Soon Han learns that the amulet has an evil history—it once belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece that powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.
Meanwhile, Raisa ana‘Marianna, princess heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of freedom in the mountains—riding, hunting, and working the famous clan markets. Raisa wants to be more than an ornament in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanalea—the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But her mother has other plans for her…
The Seven Realms tremble when the lives of Hans and Raisa collide, fanning the flames of the smoldering war between clans and wizards.

My Thoughts:

So I KNOW you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but this series (although released in 2009) just looked out of date to me.

I kept coming across recommendations for it, but it took me a bit to actually read. And I’m SO glad I did! This book really has the kind of story that grips you and – the best part – the series is complete and so you can read it from start to finish!

Disney World Reads!

Guess where I am?

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Yup! We managed to pull off a huge family surprise and surprised my kids with a trip to Disney World! 24 Hours after we got there, we surprised them with my parents and brother showing up… then 24 hours later my sister and her family (which happen to be my kids’ BFFs) showed up! It was magical and SOOOOO much fun!

But I had to sneak on the blog to say that I’m still tearing through the Lunar Chronicles. I just got to Cress (book 3)… it’s so great guys!

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And these covers… GORGEOUS! Check out the cover for book 2, Scarlet:

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Each book centers around a different main protagonist (which correlates to a fairy tale if you can’t pick up from the covers) and they are all so uniquely amazing and I love them all!

I can’t wait for Winter, which I think may have the most beautiful cover of them all…

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Okay, back to the family and Disney, but seriously guys! These books! ahh!

Book Recommendation: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

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Hardcover, 452 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends
Summary:
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
My Thoughts:
This is another series that is highly loved that I’m late in the game to read. It actually just completed (book 4 just came out) and so I’m going to get to binge read the ENTIRE series (yay!). This is so incredibly unique and lovely and you’re going to adore Cinder. This is the most unique fairy re-telling I’ve read… I think ever? I love how Cinder is strong and not the normal weak/wish-washy Cinderella characters. She’s amazing and I can’t wait to finish the series!