Diversity Spotlight was created by Aimal of Bookshelves & Paperbacks (she created the graphic too). It takes place every Thursday, and each week, three books are featured:
- A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
- A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
- A diverse book that has not yet been released
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights anticipated upcoming releases.
Title: Acting on Impulse
Series: Love on Cue #1
Author: Mia Sosa
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Expected Publication date: September 19, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.
Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it’s clear his stunning seat mate doesn’t recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn’t hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.
Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter’s identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she’s still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he’s worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?
Grab the popcorn…
It’s sad how rarely we get to see POC depicted on book covers. I love that this book has that and is written by a black author. I really enjoy famous/not-famous pairings, and the fact that the MC doesn’t even recognize the love interest at first has me even more interested to read this one. Plus we get to see a woman training a man for once! I just requested AoI on Edelweiss so fingers crossed!
What upcoming releases are you waiting on?
I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but it looked like a fun one, so I thought I’d do it anyway 🙂
- Link back to the tag’s creator (Kourtni Reads)
- Thank and link back to the person who tagged you
- Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
- Tag a few people to do this too
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. This meme is for sharing all the books you’ve added to your shelves throughout the week.
I finally got an e-reader (the Kindle Fire HD8!) so I’ve gotten a lot more e-books lately than usual. I also placed a big BookOutlet order and I’ve been having great luck finding books at thrift stores and Dollar Tree lately. It’s been a long time since I’ve made one of these posts! Here’s everything I’ve acquired this summer so far.
I haven’t been around much lately or reviewing a lot of books, but I wanted to share some of the books that have been five star reads for me recently. Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and what have been your favorite reads this year!
Title: The Punch Escrow
Author: Tal M. Klein
Publisher: Geek & Sundry
Publication date: July 25, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
It’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transportation, offered exclusively by International Transport—a secretive firm headquartered in New York City. Their slogan: Departure, Arrival… Delight!
Joel Byram is an average twenty-second century guy. He spends his days training artificial-intelligence engines to act more human, jamming out to 1980’s new wave music and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. He’s pretty much an everyday guy with everyday problems—until he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting. Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves in a world that now has two of him.