November 19, 2019

PRE-THANKSGIVING & EARLY BLACK FRIDAY SALES

There are several good Pre-Thanksgiving / Early Black Friday Sales going on right now.
I just thought I'd share.

PLEASE NOTE

This blog is not affiliated with any of the following retailers, nor is the blog owner (me) receiving any form of compensation -- cash or otherwise -- from these retailers for sharing this information with you.


Abercrombie & Fitch
50% Off Jeans (exclusions apply)
Up to 60% Off Clearance Items
$75+ Orders = Free Shipping

Aldo
20% Off All Boots
$70+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/19]

American Eagle
BOGO 50% Off Jeans & Joggers (excludes clearance items)
30% Off 5 Items | 25% Off 4 Items | 20% Off 3 Items w/ Code NOVSTOCKUP

ASOS
Up to 40% Off Footwear
[ends 11/21]

BCBGMAXAZRIA
Extra 30% Off Select Sale Items

Belk
Flash Sale!
Extra 25% Off Regular & Sale Purchases w/ Code LOVE2SAVE (some exclusions apply)
$49+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/19]

Bloomingdale's
The Final Offer Sale
60-70% Off Original Prices
$150+ Orders = Free Shipping

Books-A-Million
$10 Off $50 w/ Code NOV5
$15 Off $70 w/ Code NOV6

Coach
30% Off Select Full Price Styles w/ Code SAVE30
Free Shipping
[ends 12/1]

Cole Haan
30% Off Sitewide (some exclusions apply)
50% Off Select Styles
Free Shipping
[ends 12/2]

Disney
Up to 40% Off Toys, Clothing, & Home Decor
Festive Favorites Extra 20% Off w/ Code MAGIC  <<< ends 11/19
$75+ Orders = Free Shipping w/ Code SHIPMAGIC

Francesca's
40% Off Gifts & Home Merchandise
BOGO 50% Select Full Price Items
$50+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/21] 

Gap
40% Off Purchase w/ Code SMILE
$50+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/26]

Gap Factory
Everything 50-70% Off + Extra 15% Off w/ Code FRIYAY
Extra 40% Off Online Clearance Styles w/ Code LAYER
$50+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/26]

J.Crew Factory
Up to 70% Off Select Items
Extra 20% Off $100+ Purchase w/ Code MORETOGIVE
[ends 11/19]

JCPenney
Extra 15% Off Your Purchase w/ Code EBATES15
$99+ Orders = Free Shipping

Kate Spade New York
The Friendsgiving Sale
50% Off Select Handbags & Wallets w/ Code GOBBLE50
Free Shipping
[ends 12/10]

Kohl's
Up to 80% Off Clearance Items
Plus Tons of Hot Deals Under $10
$75+ Orders = Free Shipping

LOFT
40-50% Off Full Price Tops & Dresses (exclusions apply)
[ends 11/21]

LOFT Outlet
50% Off Sweet Deals
Extra 20% Off 2 or More Items w/ Code SWEETS
[ends 11/20]

Lord & Taylor
Extra 30% Off Clearance Items
BOGO 50% Off Boots & Shoes (some exclusions apply)
$99+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/19]

Macy's
Pre-Thanksgiving Sale
Up to 85% Off Select Items
$25+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/20]

Neiman Marcus
$50 Off $200+ Orders or $100 Off $400+ Orders w/ Code NOVSAVE (exclusions apply)
Up to 40% Off First Time Markdowns
Free Shipping

PACSUN
30% Off Men's Sneakers
Free Shipping on All Footwear

Party City
$20 Off $100+ | $15 Off $80 | $10 Off $60 w/ Code SAVEMORE
[ends 11/24]

Pottery Barn
Early Black Friday Sale!
Up to 40% Off Everything
Free Shipping w/ Code FREESHIP

Saks Fifth Avenue | Off 5th
Extra 40% Off Outerwear w/ code CHILLY
$99+ Orders = Free Shipping w/ Code SHIP99

Sephora
Big Beauty Sale
Up to 60% Off Top Sellers

Shutterfly
40-50% Off Almost Everything
Extra $10 Off Cards w/ Code TENOFF
[ends 11/20]

Talbots
30% Off Dresses, Skirts, Shoes, Accessories, & Party Favorites
Extra 40% Off Markdowns

Things Remembered
BOGO 75% Entire Store (some exclusions apply)

Tory Burch
Up to 40% Off Sale Items
Free Shipping

Urban Outfitters
Home Sale!
Up to 40% Off Home Items
$50+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 11/20]

Victoria's Secret
BTGO Free Bras w/ Code BUY2GET1 (some exclusions apply)
$4 PINK Panties (some exclusions apply)
BOGO Free Little Luxuries w/ Code BEAUTYBOGO
$20 Off $125 | $25 Off $150 | $50 Off $200 w/ Code VSBONUS (excludes PINK, UGG, and clearance items)
[ends 11/21]

Williams-Sonoma
Up to 50% Off Electrics
Free Shipping

World Market
Black Friday Sale (starts now)
40% Off All Furniture
$75+ Orders = Free Shipping
[ends 12/1]

Zumiez
Extra 40% Off Outlet Shoes
Free Shipping on All Shoes

November 15, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

(Book 3 of the White Monarch Series)


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MY REVIEW


Violent Triumphs is an action-packed, evocative, gripping, heart-wrenching, tragic, beautifully written, and highly original piece of work. 

You should all be well-aware of my love for Jessica Hawkins and the White Monarch series by now. I am utterly obsessed and there's never been another book I've been more impatient to read than I was this one. (For the record--it was worth the wait.) 

"Sometimes, if you want to learn to be ruthless, you have to start by ripping out your own heart."

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The White Monarch is an three-part series about the daughter of one of the most powerful cartel kingpins in all of Mexico.You can read my review for the first two books in this series here and here.

"I wouldn't be allowed in Heaven, but I swear on all that's holy--I'd rattle the gates until they let me have you."

The thing I love most about this series is that it's unique. The story hasn't already been done a million times--which makes it interesting, and powerful, and suspenseful, and thrilling. 

Violent Triumphs is about ---
Love and war.
Betrayal and sacrifice.  
Triumph and defeat. 
Death and rebirth.
A metamorphosis. 

It's impossible for me to share more about this story without spoiling it for you. So, you'll just have to trust me when I say this entire series is truly superb and you need to read it...
LIKE NOW.


Learn more >>> author's website

"Bienvenido al inferno.
Welcome to Hell, my friends.
It happens to look and feel quite a lot like heaven." 

FINAL RATING: ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ

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My self-curated White Monarch Playlist
Unfoolish - Ashanti
Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars
Tragic Endings - Eminem (feat. Skylar Grey)
Let Me (Acoustic) - Belle Mt
Electric - Alina Baraz (feat. Khalid)
Hate to Love You - The Revivalists
Never Let Me Go - Florence + the Machine
Sail - AWOLNATION
Live or Die - Noah Cyrus & Lil Xan
Hold On - Chord Overstreet
Judas - Cage the Elephant
I Know Places - Taylor Swift
Wreak Havoc - Skylar Grey
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Ember - Katherine McNamara
Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
Bad Girls - M.I.A.
Santeria - Sublime
Glycerine - Bush
I Have Questions - Camila Cabello


 *An ARC of this book was provided to me by the author. The thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are solely those of the blog owner (me) and have been written in my own words.


November 12, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ - Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!


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VIOLENT TRIUMPHS

WHITE MONARCH SERIES - Book #3

BY JESSICA HAWKINS


Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019


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The highly anticipated conclusion to the “emotional, steamy, and dangerous” USA Today bestselling White Monarch series.

I’ve become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn’t want. Now, I can’t fathom life without my king.

I should’ve been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But nothing could’ve prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother’s poison, or the Calavera cartel.

This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would try to destroy it . . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice.

But I was warned, and so were you. Death’s day always comes. This time, it will find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly—and hell hath no fury like the White Monarch. 

Violent Triumphs is not a standalone and must be read after Violent Ends and Violent Delights.

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AMAZON | APPLE BOOKS | GOOGLE PLAY

NOOK | KOBO


violent triumphs now live

Start your binge read with book 1  https://www.jessicahawkins.net/violentdelights.html

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR



about the author jessica hawkins

Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her "emotionally gripping" and "off-the-charts hot" romance. Dubbed "queen of angst" by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she's garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart...and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

November 7, 2019

BOOK TEASER -- Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

I have been (not so) patiently waiting for Jessica Hawkins to release the third and final book of the White Monarch series--VIOLENT TRIUMPHS. I'm not ashamed to say that I've been so obsessed obsessed with this series! The second book was released back in July and ended with a killer cliffhanger. After an agonizingly long four months, and re-reading the first two books twice, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS!
PLUS -- Jessica Hawkins has released a new juicy teaser today. 

Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

VIOLENT TRIUMPHS
blurb + cover 

Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

Release Date: November 12, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The highly anticipated conclusion to the "emotional, steamy, and dangerous" USA Today bestselling White Monarch series.

I'v become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn't want. Now, I can't fathom life without my king.

I should've been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But nothing could have prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother's poison, or the Calavera cartel.

This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would try to destroy it . . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice. 

But I was warned, and so were you. Death's day always comes. This time, it will find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly--and hell hath no fury like the White Monarch.



Reviews of the first two books in this series are listed below:
Violent Delights  <<< BOOK ONE
Violent Ends   <<< BOOK TWO 




October 17, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: From Ashes by Molly McAdams

First of all, I am 100% dumbfounded by the 12,000+ people who have given this book a 5-star rating.

Appalled.
Aghast.
Bewildered.
Dismayed.
Flabbergasted.
Floored.
Mystified.
Stunned.

I am without speech.

Like...WTF?

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Honestly, this book is so problematic that I don't even know where to begin. The ONLY reason it gets two stars from me is because I reserve one-star ratings for the few, rare books that I don't finish.

I'm going to be very blunt with you. There will be no sugarcoating here.

1. Every plot point in this story has been overdone. 

2. There are multiple time jumps. The transitions aren't smooth, and they occur without explanation.

3. The dialog is choppy, juvenile, boring, and unoriginal.

4. The main characters are nothing more than standard issue, carbon copies of an archetype. Zero depth, zero growth.

Examples: Cassidy is the beautiful, innocent virgin and damsel in distress. She makes a mean sandwich, enjoys watching sports, and even understands how the game is played (shocking, I know)! Every guy she meets wants her for himself, and she's constantly subjected to their unwanted sexual advances. Tyler is the sweet and handsome BFF and boy next door. He's secretly in love with Cassidy and morphs into the devil in disguise when she shows interest elsewhere. Gage is the hotter than sin cousin of Tyler. He's wealthy, yet generous. He's protective but not possessive. He has the sexual prowess of a Greek god and is perfect in every other way imaginable.

Cue eye roll.

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There was a lot of this.

5. The secondary characters add absolutely nothing to the story, and the author failed to provide any context about them. On more than one occasion, I thought I'd missed something because I didn't understand how a specific character played into the story. (That's because they didn't.)

6. There are entire subplots that serve no other purpose than to showcase the desirability of the protagonist (for the umpteenth time...) and/or the hero's wealthiness and generosity. They added nothing to the story and were a complete waste of time.

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I'm honestly getting annoyed thinking about how dumb this book really is... so I'll just leave it at that.

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OVERALL: ðŸ’œðŸ’œ
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: ðŸ’œ
STORY LINE: ðŸ’œ
STEAM FACTOR: ðŸ’œ

October 16, 2019

WEEKLY SALES : OCT 14 THRU OCT 20

PLEASE NOTE -- I am NOT affiliated with any of the following retailers, nor am I being paid or receiving compensation in any form or fashion for sharing this sale information with you. I just want to make that abundantly clear. Cool? Cool, thanks.


*Updated 10/17
*Updated 10/18


CLOTHES


Aerie
30% Off Sweatshirts & Bottoms (excludes Sherpa)   <<< added 10/17
40% Off All Bras & Bralettes (+ free shipping)   <<< added 10/17

American Eagle
25% Off Jeans & Joggers (excludes clearance)
Free Shipping on $50+

Banana Republic
Sale Items Up to 60% Off Original Price   <<< updated 10/18
Free Shipping on $50+
[ends 10/20]

Banana Republic Factory
Extra 50% Off Clearance Styles w/ Code CLEARANCE (some exclusions apply)

Bloomingdale's
$75 - $100 Off $350+ Purchase   <<< added 10/17
(Take $100 Off w/ Bloomingdale's Credit Card or $75 Off w/ Other Payment Types)
[ends 10/18]

Express
Extra 40% Off Clearance Items   <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on $50+

Forever 21
Extra 50% Off Sale Items w/ Code RISENSHINE  <<< added 10/18
[ends 10/20]

Gap
Up to 60% off Everything (including sale and denim) + extra 10% off w/ code GETMORE
Free Shipping on $50+

Gap Factory
FALL STOCK UP SALE
50-70% Off Storewide + extra 15% off w/ code MORE
Free Shipping on $50+

H&M
FALL SALE
Up to 70% Off Just Added Styles
Free Shipping on $40+

Hot Topic
30-60% Off Select Halloween Styles   <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on $60+

JCPenney
40% Off Matching Family Pajama Sets w/ Code GOSHOP37   <<< added 10/18
Online Only - Extra 30% Off $100+ OR 25% Off Purchases < $100 w/ Code GOSHOP37 <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on $99+
[ends 10/20]

J.CREW Factory
Up to 60% Off Coats & Jackets   <<< added 10/17
Extra 15% Off Your Purchase of $100+ w/ Code HOORAYEXTRAS   <<< added 10/17

KOHL'S
Up to 70% Off Fall Clearance
30-40% Off Outerwear   <<< added 10/18
Extra 15-20% Off w/ Code SAVENOW
Cardholders Get Extra 30% Off w/ Code GOLDEN30
[ends 10/20]

Loft
Extra 40% Off Sale Styles
Free Shipping on $125+

Lord & Taylor
FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE
30% Off Almost Everything + 15% Off Almost All Beauty w/ code FRIENDS
Free Shipping on $99+
[ends 10/28]

Lucky Brand
Up to 50% Off Sale Styles   <<< added 10/17
BOGO 50% Off Denim   <<< added 10/17
[ends 10/31]

Macy's
Customer Celebration Event
25% off with code THANKS
Free Shipping on $75+
[ends 10/20]

Shop the President's Promo Clearance & Sale
Save up to 75% During Can't-Miss Clearance + an extra 30% off w/ code TREAT

Neiman Marcus
FALL FOR IT ALL EVENT  <<< just added
Take $50 Off Your $200 Purchase w/ Code NMCIRCLE
Free Shipping & Returns

New York & Company
50% Off Entire Site
50-81% Off Fall Clearance Items   <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on $50+

PACSUN
Extra 50% Off All Markdowns (exclusions apply)

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th
THE DENIM EVENT  <<< added 10/17
40% Off Jeans w/ Code DENIM40
Extra 30% Off Brands We Love w/ Code 30EXTRA   <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on $99+
[ends 10/22]

Urban Outfitters
30% Off All Sweaters   <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on Orders $50+
[ends 10/19]

Victoria's Secret
$35 Incredible Bras (valid on styles up to $62.50 / excludes PINK and Clearance items)   <<< added 10/18


SHOES & ACCESSORIES


Dick's Sporting Goods
Up to 50% Off Select Adidas Apparel & Footwear   <<< added 10/17
Free Shipping on $49+

JCPenney
Buy One Get Two Free Boots
Free Shipping on $99+

Michael Kors
Adele Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag in Garnet  - Only $99 (was $198)   <<< added 10/17

Nine West
Extra 40% Off Sale Styles w/ Code EXTRA40   <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on $69+

Nordstrom Rack
NIKE SALE
Up to 25% Off Nike Products
Up to 50% Off Designer Cross Body Bags   <<< added 10/17
Free Shipping on $100+

OTHER


A.C. Moore
40% Off Any One Regular Priced Item w/ Code 55519193609 (some exclusions apply)
Up to 70% Off Last Chance Fall Decor & Floral Items
40% Off Pine-Like Wreaths, Swags, or Garland
40% Off Seasons by Nicole Thanksgiving Decor, Designer-Made Wreaths, or Arrangements
50% Off Simply Winter Picks or Bushes
BOGO Free Bandannas, Nicole Boas, Feathers, or Masks
BOGO Free Wall, Tabletop, Poster Frames, Display Cases, or Shadowboxes
BOGO Free Entire Selection Love Nicole Scrapbook or Photo Albums
BOGO 50% Ready to Finish Halloween Plaster, Wood, or Paper Mache Projects and Entire Selection of Walnut Hallow Collection
Buy One Get Two Free Premiere 2-PK Stretched Artist Canvas
Buy 3 Get 2 Free Entire Selection Premiere Open Stock Markers and Pens
$10 Nicole 50pc Artist's Pencil Set, 52pc Premium Gel Pen Set with Carrying Case, or Colorsharp 23pc Permanent Market Set (reg. to $29.99)
10 for $10 Premier Home Cotton Yarn
$5 Studio Classic Plus by Nicole Yarn
4 for $10 Open Stock Royal & Langnickel Menta Artist Brushes or Premiere Amethyst All Media Artist Brushes
3 for $10 Premier Candy Shop, Sweet Roll, Everyday DK Colors, Bernat Super Value, Lion Brand Hometown USA or Feels Like Butta Yarn
4 for $5 Open Stock 2oz Sculpey Clay or Sharpie Markers
2 for $1 Nicole's Craft Studio 2oz Acrylic Paint
[ends 10/19]

JCPenney
Up to 50% Off Halloween Decor (plus save even more w/ code GOSHOP37)   <<< added 10/18
[ends 10/20]

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
MOONLIGHT MADNESS SALE   <<< added 10/18
Save Up to 75% Off
Lowest Prices of the Season
[ends 10/21]

Macy's
HOME SALE
50% Off 100s of 5-Day Specials on Home Goods
Extra 25% Off w/ Code THANKS
Free Shipping on $75+

Pottery Barn
HALLOWEEN SPIRIT SALE
Up to 60% Off Pumpkins, Indoor & Outdoor Decor, Entertaining, and more

Spencer's Gifts
BOGO 50% Off Halloween Items (plus entire order ships free w/ Halloween purchase)   <<< added 10/18

Tillys
30% Off Select Halloween Styles   <<< added 10/18
Free Shipping on $49+

this post is updated frequently


October 8, 2019

Shop Online? SALES! SALES! SALES!

This post is a little different from my others. Similar to my love of sharing knowledge about a great book, I also love to share my knowledge of a great sale.

Here's the thing -- I loathe the physical act of shopping and shop almost exclusively online. As a result, I've been added to a million store mailing lists and have stumbled upon discount sites and apps galore over the years. I receive updates and notifications about new sales every week and often wish that I had someone to share them with. (Because... SHARING IS CARING!) It finally hit me that -- duh -- I should be sharing them with you guys.

Sooooo, here I am.
HAPPY HUNTING!


PLEASE NOTE --- I am NOT affiliated with any of the following retailers, nor am I being paid or receiving compensation in any form or fashion for sharing this information with you. I just want to make that abundantly clear. Cool? Cool, thanks.  


*10/9 Updated
*10/10 Updated
*10/11 Updated
I'll update this list daily and then make a new post weekly.
Also, anything newly added or updated is listed in red.




Clothing


Abercrombie & Fitch
FALL SALE
Up to 50% off select styles

Aerie 
40% off tops and leggings (including new arrivals)
60% off clearance items
Undies 10 for $35

American Eagle
30-60% off everything (some exclusions apply)
40% off all tops
60% off clearance items
all bras or bralettes $20 to $25
$50+ free shipping

Ann Taylor
50% off entire purchase with code DUO + free shipping  <<< just added 10/10

Ann Taylor Factory Store
40-70% off entire purchase + extra 15% off with code FALL15

BCBGMAXAZRIA
30% off fall necessities (sweaters, coats, & more) + sale

Banana Republic
50% off tees
40% off shirts and pants
30% off outerwear

Banana Republic Factory Store
50% off entire store (including clearance items)
BOGO pants and jeans

Belk
20% off regular and sale purchases with code COLUMBUS
Up to 80% off clearance items
Up to 70% off Columbus Day doorbusters

25% off storewide
$15 off $150 spent on beauty (some exclusions apply)

Buckle
Up to 75% off fall sale items

Calvin Klein
50% off storewide + free shipping

Express
30% off women's work-ready styles [EXPIRED 10/10]  <<< just added 10/10
40-50% off everything [ends 10/15]  <<< just added 10/10
50% off clearance items

Francesca's
30% off full price items (some exclusions apply)
Free shipping on orders $50+

Gap
40% off everything with code GAPFALL + take extra 10% off with code WARMUP  <<< updated 10/10

Gap Factory
50% off storewide + extra 15% off with code LEAVES
Extra 40% off clearance items with code NEEDNOW

Guess Factory
Up to 50% off entire site

Hot Topic
20% off sitewide
Tees 2 for $25
30-50% off select Halloween styles  <<< just added 10/10
Free shipping on orders over $50

JCPenney
50% off all Fall essentials for the family + extra savings with code STYLEUP  <<< just added 10/10
Free shipping on orders over $99

J.Crew
40% off full price select items with code GOBIG
50% off sale styles

J.Crew Factory
40-50% off everything
Extra 40% off clearance items with code CLOSET PARTY
[ends 10/10]

Kohl's
20% off $100+ purchase or 15% off purchases under $100 with code SAVENOW <<< just added 10/10

Loft
40% off purchase with code FALLFEST

Loft Outlet
40-60% off (plus an extra 10% off hundreds of items) with code HAPPYFALL

Lord & Taylor
Up to 40% off storewide with code OCTOBER
Free shipping on purchases $99+

Lucky Brand
BOGO 50% off denim
Up to 60% off sale items

Macy's
Up to 80% off LAST ACT items
20% off entire purchase or 10-15% off select departments with code SAVE

Nordstrom Rack
Up to 75% off clearance items
Up to 50% off UGG brand items
Up to 60% off faux fur coats
Z by Zella under $30

Sacks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
20% off select styles with code ONLINE20
40% off cashmere, coats, and more with code COLDOUT  <<< just added 10/10
Free shipping on orders over $99

Stein Mart
Up to 75% off clearance items
Mid-week pop sale: up to 50% off select items <<< just added 10/10

Victoria's Secret
$15 off $100 / $30 off $150 / $50 off $200 with code VSBONUS
BOGO Pink bras with code PINKBOGO
$20 reward card with $20 purchase
40% off pajama sets
$25 sport tights
$6.95 select panties
$30 fleece

White House Black Market
30% off full purchase items with code 55326
40% off sale items

Zumiez
Buy one get one 50% off sale

Accessories & Shoes


Aldo
MID-SEASON SALE
50% off sale items + 30% off all regular priced shoes and sandals

20% off storewide  <<< updated 10/10

Kate Spade
Extra 30% off all sale styles with code SWEETDEAL  <<< just added 10/10

Kohl's
SEMI-ANNUAL SHOE EVENT   <<< just added 10/11
Stack with sitewide code SAVENOW for 15-20% off
Take an extra $50 off your luggage purchase of $200+  <<< just added 10/11
[ends 10/20]

Macy's
Up to 75% off Columbus Day Handbag Sale   <<< just added 10/11
Free shipping on orders $75+

Michael Kors
THE LONG WEEKEND SALE
Up to 50% off select styles
[ends 10/14/2019]

$100 off $400 OR $50 of $200 select women's shoes and bags with code NMSAVE

Nine West
25% off boots and booties with code BOOTS25
30% off new fall handbags
Up to 40% off new to sale items

Nordstrom Rack
Up to 60% off PUMA items
Flash event on Movado watches
Up to 75% off designer handbag clearance items

Sacks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
30% off boots & bags with code EXTRA30

Urban Outfitters
Extra 40% off all sale items  <<< just added 10/10
Free shipping on orders over $50

Beauty


Bath & Body Works
buy one get three select body care with APPLEPIE

Sephora
BIG BEAUTY SALE!   <<< just added 10/11
Up to 60% off Top Sellers + tons of new markdowns

Ulta
20% off (1) qualifying item with code 756993

Other


A.C. Moore
$5 off $25+ purchase with code 55510193840 [ends 10/10]  <<< just added 10/10
BOGO frames, yarn, Crayola sets, canvas, Halloween art and craft projects, and scrapbooking
Buy 3 Get 2 craft paint
Buy 2 Get 2 Nicole's Home Accents mason jars or jar candles
Up to 60% off Fall & Halloween decor

Anthropologie
20% off furniture, decor, bedding, and other home goods  <<< just added 10/10

Barnes & Noble
Columbus Day Savings!  <<< just added 10/11
15% off your entire order with code SAVE15
[ends 10/14]

Bed Bath & Beyond
Up to 75% off clearance items

Best Buy
Up to 35% off appliance deals

Crate & Barrel
Up to 60% off clearance items

Dick's Sporting Goods
Up to 50% off Columbus Day savings

Hobby Lobby
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September 26, 2019

COVER REVEAL: Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

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cover and blurb reveal


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Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Cover Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

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VIOLENT TRIUMPHS | release date 11.12.19


The highly anticipated conclusion to the “emotional, steamy, and dangerous” USA Today bestselling White Monarch series


I've become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn't want. Now, I can't fathom life without my king.

I should've been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But nothing could've prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother's poison, or the Calavera cartel.

This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would try to destroy it. . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice.

But I was warned, and so were you. Death's day always comes. This time, it will find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly--and hell hath no fury like the White Monarch.

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Confession: I've been patiently awaiting the release of Violent Triumphs from the moment that I finished Violent Ends. November cannot get here fast enough, but the small glimpse this blurb has provided is better than nothing. Only now... I'm even more excited to learn how the story ends (while also wishing it didn't have to end at all). 

White Monarch is easily my favorite series of all time. If you haven't read the first two books of this series already, you need to get on that PRONTO! You really have no idea what you're missing.

CHOP, CHOP!
(Or should I say... BANG, BANG?)



Violent Triumphs is not a standalone

and must be read after Violent Ends and Violent Delights



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August 27, 2019

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Handle with Care by Helena Hunting

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SYNOPSIS


New York Times bestselling author of SHACKING UP and I FLIPPING LOVE YOU by Helena Hunting mixes humor and heart in this scandal-filled romantic comedy. 

HE WANTS TO LOSE CONTROL.

Between his parents' messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, he's been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brother's chagrin. But Lincoln's bad attitude softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman. 

SHE'S TRYING TO HOLD IT TOGETHER.

Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when she's presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means she's that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesn't expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesn't expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, she's forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.

MY REVIEW


Loaded with witty dialogue and the type of quality writing I've come to expect from Helena Hunting, HANDLE WITH CARE is the perfect combination of romance, comedy, and suspense. 

Wren is an independent PR consultant and has just done the impossible--reshaped the horrendous reputation of Armstrong Moorehead. Armstrong is the screw up son of one of the most prolific media moguls in NYC, and Wren successfully reshaped his image after his involvement in several scandalous events became public. 


Despite her clear road to success in the world of PR, Wren's ultimate dream is to start up a charitable organization one day. In fact, her dream is one of the main reasons she initially agreed to be Armstrong's handler. His mother is a member of nearly every charitable foundation committee in the city and has promised to give her a glowing recommendation upon the fulfillment of her contract at Moorehead Media. Unfortunately, Wren's six-month contract is extended an additional six months when the CEO suddenly dies and she agrees to help Armstrong's older brother Lincoln transition into the vacant position.


Thankfully, Lincoln is nothing like his brother. He's altruistic and focused on his job as a project manager, where he oversees the construction of homes and helps to strengthen communities in developing countries. He's in the middle of a project in Guatemala, has been away from civilized society for years, and hates New York. This new job is the last place he wants to be. To put it mildly, Wren has her work cut out for her. 

Despite their rough start, the chemistry between Wren and Lincoln is undeniable. They eventually stop fighting the inevitable and their relationship naturally progresses--which is one of the things I love most about them as a couple. This isn't a story of instalove; it's a story about two people who form a strong bond organically over time. But despite the confidence and loyalty they have found in each other, can their newfound relationship survive the fallout of a buried secret once it's unearthed and the ugly truth is revealed?


MY TAKE

I wholeheartedly enjoyed reading HANDLE WITH CARE. In fact, I loved it so much that I read the entire thing from start to finish in one sitting. Also, I love it when authors throw in a cameo of another character from a previously written novel, and Helena Hunting is a master at this. (Hint: If you loved the Shacking Up series, you'll love this standalone.) HANDLE WITH CARE is a must read for romcom and "feel good" book lovers everywhere!

OVERALL STARS: ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ
STORY LINE: ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ
HUMOR: ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ
STEAM FACTOR: ðŸ’œðŸ’œ
ANGST: ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ

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*A HUGE thank you to Kelly Klein at St. Martin's Press for allowing me to be a part of this book tour and for providing me with an advanced reader's copy of this book. It's such an honor and I was so thrilled to be asked. 

AUTHOR BIO

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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August 14, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Hush, Hush by Lucia Franco

Hush, Hush is a story about two best friends living it up in NYC.


Aubrey and Natalie are college roommates, addicted to money and designer clothing, and are having the time of their lives. A pretty clear picture of this life is painted when they go out on the town for Aubrey's 21st birthday.

"It's time to pregame," she says dropping a pill into my hand. "We're celebrating this birthday in true New York City fashion--with a few shots and some Molly."


"I'm gonna need to find a hot rando tonight if this is what we're doing."



Naturally, this type of lifestyle lends itself to risky behavior -- and plenty of it. It also leads Aubrey to cross paths with James Riviera. Thirty years her senior, James is an attractive, incredibly wealthy, and well-known attorney. He also happens to be married.

But... married, shhhmaried. Right?


As it turns out, James and his wife have an understanding of sorts. This is good news for Aubrey, as it momentarily soothes her weak conscience when she can't stay away from him. Unfortunately, the good news stops there, and a surprising revelation soon flips their world upside down. With more than just her heart at stake, Aubrey must decide how far she's willing to go to live a double life and keep the first man she's ever truly wanted.

MY TAKE


Despite having no knowledge of the book's subject matter and never having read another book by this author, I requested an ARC from the publisher. Why did I do this? Because the synopsis and teaser photos intrigued me. I thought they were fabulous, and they immediately reminded me of Gossip Girl. And, I loveeeee me some Gossip Girl.



I realized pretty quickly that Hush, Hush would be NOTHING like Gossip Girl. Nevertheless, I really wanted to like this book. I hate writing negative reviews for books I'm given early access to read -- especially if I personally requested the ARC from a publisher -- which is why I never gave up on Hush, Hush (even though I wanted to about a million times).

The first quarter of the book was pretty brutal for me to get through. Nothing happens. Seriously. N-o-t-h-i-n-g. Aubrey doesn't meet James Riviera (aka "the hero") until CHAPTER 21.
Chapter TWENTY-ONE, guys!


Every chapter before that is filled with nothing more than page after page of inane or whiny dialogue between Aubrey and Natalie.

"I could be every man's wet dream."


"Real recognizes real," she says with such a heavy Bronx accent in the back of her throat. "Say no more. I got you, girl."


"I really don't want to fold clothes tomorrow.""I really don't want to go to class tomorrow.""I really don't want to babysit these bratty kids all weekend."


It was extremely hard to power through the first twenty chapters, but the book does get better once she finally meets James. One small other gripe is more of a personal pet peeve of mine than anything else and has to do with a lack of congruence. The setting is present day and Aubrey has just turned 21. Yet, there are many pop culture references from the late 80's / early 90's (Macgyver, Fatal Attraction, Problem Child, "Damnn, Geeeena!", and so on and so forth) that someone her age just wouldn't make. Like I said, it's not really a big deal because it doesn't take away from the book... but it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine.

REVIEW BREAKDOWN


GENRE:   New Adult / Forbidden Love / Taboo Subject Matter
POV:         First Person

OVERALL STARS: 💜💜
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 💜💜💜
STORY LINE: 💜💜💜
HUMOR: 💜
STEAM FACTOR: 💜💜💜💜💜
ANGST: 💜💜



PROS: well-written hot and steamy scenes
CONS: characters are incredibly shallow and immature; slow moving plot; repetitive; casual drug use

I understand that this book was written to appeal to a younger audience. However, many NA authors have managed to write stories about party girls without glamorizing drug use. I'm not talking about a little pot or mild drug use. I'm talking about the use of heavier drugs like MDMA (aka molly or ecstasy) and popping prescription pain pills everyday. The opioid problem in this country is bad enough already. The last thing we need are more books that make it seem like prescription pain pills are the answer to every problem. I was tempted to give this book a one-star rating for this reason alone.

TO SUMMARIZE:

This book will not be for everyone. It deals with a taboo subject matter that will likely turn off some readers completely. Other authors have tackled the subject a bit more delicately than Franco. It's all about how the subject matter is initially presented, and I think it was poorly executed here. I really enjoyed reading a few of the chapters with Aubrey and James, and I definitely think a younger audience might really love this book, but it just didn't do it for me.


*A big thank you goes out to the author for granting me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book. The thoughts expressed in this review are my own personal opinions and have been written in my own words.