Honor by Jay Crownover | Blog Tour Release Blitz




New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with her most complicated hero yet, in the first book in the romantic suspense series The Breaking Point.




Don’t be fooled.

Don’t make excuses for me.

I am not a good man.

I’ve seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I’ve fought and I’ve survived. I’ve had to.

The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.

I’m here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She’s disappeared. But don’t worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.

Like I said, don’t be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I’m the one standing front and center.

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Maybe if I hadn’t spent the last six months slinging pancakes and greasy hash to hungover hipsters and avoiding the too-curious eyes of the cops who like to hit up the diner for early-morning breakfast, I would have noticed the ominous shift in the air.

Before I came to Denver six months ago, my senses had been honed to pick up on the slightest threat. Before, anything that might be dangerous, that might put me in peril, had made my skin tingle, made everything inside of me vibrate with awareness. Now I had settled into a simple, dreary rhythm. Every day was the same as the one before it and there was no outside threat constantly hounding me, hunting me, haunting me. I let my guard down. I had gone soft, and as a result the biggest danger of them all managed to slip into my new normal without giving any kind of hint he was there.

My nonslip shoe—that were probably the ugliest things ever made but absolutely necessary considering the greasy food the tiny kitchen pumped out—squeaked on the laminate floor as I made my way over to the lone patron who had taken the last available seat in my section. The massive plastic menu completely covered his face, but the Rolex on his wrist and the perfect cut of his suit jacket let me know he wasn’t my typical kind of customer. There wasn’t a flannel shirt or police blues in sight, and as I got closer, a whiff of something exotic and familiar engulfed my senses and stopped me in my tracks. Of all the things I had left behind, he was the one I had tried hardest to forget.

The tingling across my skin spread. My tummy tightened. Blood rushed loudly between my ears. My shaking fingers curled around the pen in my hand like a weapon. Before I could pull it together and walk away, the menu lowered and I was pinned to the spot, immobilized by eyes the color of spice rum.

They were wicked eyes. Eyes that saw far too much and gave nothing away. Eyes I daydreamed about. Eyes that caused me to wake up in a cold sweat. Eyes that turned me inside out and shook me up as they made a slow perusal from the top of my head to the tips of my god-awful shoes, returning to my face and staying there as I struggled to keep my shit together.

He slowly put the menu down on the cracked tabletop and leaned back in the booth. He was strikingly out of place here and I absolutely hated how that sexy twist of his mouth, a mouth that I dreamed about almost every night, made my traitorous heart flutter and my pulse kick.

I was also strikingly out of place here, but I’d learned to fake it. He, obviously, never bothered to fake anything. He wasn’t a man with virtuous intentions and he never pretended to be.

Gone were the mile-high stilettos that I always wore. In their place I now donned work shoes that prevented me from falling on my ass as I ran food and dirty dishes to and from the kitchen. I was hiding in plain sight, knowing that the last place on earth anyone who might come looking for me would check out would be this greasy spoon. This was the opposite of me and the life I had always lived, so even though I could afford better, craved more, this was where I needed to be…until he showed up.





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jay-crownover-headshotAbout Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point,and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.





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Top Ten Tuesday|Top Ten Bookish Characters I Would Name My Cat After


This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten Bookish Characters I Would Name My Cat After! If you didn’t already know I am obsessed with my cat and love cats so much.

Dinah or Cheshire (Chess) from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
This has been one of my favorite books for like ever. I am almost as obsessed with this book as much as my cat so no wonder why I would pick to name my cat after it. 

Tamlin or Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses
I love interesting names that are not used much in real life for individuals. And why would I not want to use some beautiful fictional men names!

Phury or Wrath from The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series 
– J.R Ward has some awesome names throughout her books. I think Phury and Wrath make cute little hell kitten names.

Wolf from Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles)
– I mean this is pretty self explanatory right. It makes so much sense to name a cute little kitten wolf!

Thorin from The Hobbit
 – If you haven’t noticed the pattern I love fierce names for little cats!

Katniss from The Hunger Games Trilogy
– It ironic, therefore the perfect name for a cat

All the names for The Lies of Locke Lamora
– This is one of my favorite fantasy books and I love all of the names

What book characters would you name your child/pet or car after?




11 Question Tag

I was tagged on tumblr by the lovely Kayla’s Reads

Rules: Answer the random 11 questions posted for you. Create 11 new ones and tag 11 people.My 11 questions are as follows:

1.) If you could pick one place that means the most to you, what would that place be?

The dock on the lake that I grew up on

2.) What is your favorite time of day and why?

Nap time- self explanatory

3.) A true classic– physical book or e-reader and why?

physical book all the way. I like holding the book and flipping to see how many pages are left in the chapter or seeing how much I have left to read in the book.

4.) What is your favorite genre of book and why?

Fantasy! I like the creativity and magic. I like how anything can happen. I love the worlds and all that is described out by the author.

5.) What is your favorite bookish (or TV show if you prefer) ship and why?

This one is too hard to answer. I think right now the one I can think of because I am watching it is Jess and Rory from Gilmore Girls

6.) What fictional world would you most like to visit?

Middle Earth !!!

7.) I’m stealing this one from @bookish-dork but it was such a good question: what’s your favorite quote and why?

One thing I love about books is the quotes and I have so many favorites. I decided to pick this one, it is just so beautifully written.

“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

  • Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi

8.) Would you prefer to shop for books online or would you rather visit the bookstore?

I would rather visit the bookstore I could spend hours there, but books online are cheaper

9.) Why is reading so special to you?

Because it is something I do for myself

10.) If you’re reading a book and it’s not holding your interest, do you quit reading it or do you always push through to the end?

It depends if it is a stand alone I will put it down

11.) What is your favorite season and what do you like most about it?

Fall. The clothes, the atmosphere, the pumpkin patches and apple orchards, the pumpkin spice and the leaves changing

Questions to be answered by those who want to do the tag!

  1. What Hogwarts house are you?
  2. If you were a plant which would it be and why?
  3. What is your favorite TV show to binge on Netflix?
  4. What is your favorite kind of coffee?
  5. If you had a pumpkin what would you name it?
  6. Where is your vacation destination?
  7. If you were a color which one would you be?
  8. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life which would it be?
  9. Physical or e-books?
  10. Describe your perfect fall day
  11. What are your thoughts on 2016?

The Cruelty by S. Bergstrom | ARC Review




Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery

Source: The publisher in return for an honest review

Publication Date: Feb. 17, 2017

When her diplomat father is kidnapped and the U.S. Government is unable to help, 17 year-old Gwendolyn Bloom sets off across the sordid underbelly of Europe to rescue him. Following the only lead she has—the name of a Palestinian informer living in France—she plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking. As she journeys from the slums of Paris, to the nightclubs of Berlin, to the heart of the most feared crime family in Prague, Gwendolyn discovers that to survive in this new world she must become every bit as cruel as the men she’s hunting.

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A fast paced action packed mix between Taken and The Wanted.

Gwendolyn Bloom is a well-cultured feisty teenager who is just trying to make it in a preppy and snobby school in NYC when her father who is a U.S Diplomat gets kidnapped.

The writing immediately pulled me into the book. I wanted to be best friends with Gwendolyn and was cheering for all of her sass. The Cruelty was chock full of intrigue right from the beginning. Everything was happening so fast and you were as lost as Gwendolyn with the mystery of her father’s disappearance. I do not want to go into much detail because I do not want to ruin the story for everyone but there were tons of surprises and I never knew where the story was going. Gwendolyn’s adventure to find her father took on the experience of a Liam Neseon movie, specifically taken. There were times where it seemed unrealistic for what Gwendolyn was doing, but I was impressed with how realistic the story was and how true it held to the fact that Gwendolyn was a teenage girl with little experience.

The book had me hooked from the beginning and I had to know what was going to happen next. The story was layered with surprises and twists and showcases a strong female lead. She is a great role model for younger women to show them how strong and determined a girl can be and how she is able to do anything on her own.


Iron Cast by Destiny Soria | Author Interview

In anticipation of Iron Cast being released October 11th 2016 ! Here is my interview with Destiny Soria!




It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.


-Top 5 Things readers need to know about the book

  1. It’s set in Boston, just before the ratification of Prohibition in 1919.
  2. Corinne and Ada, the main characters, are BFFs whose hobbies include poetry, music, kicking ass, and taking names.
  3. The girls are up against a creepy asylum, a corrupt councilman, and a sinister government agency.
  4. The book is chock full of magic, mobsters, betrayal, and intrigue.
  5. Also socialists.


– Who/What was your inspiration for becoming a writer? How long have you been writing?

Stories have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad used to tell me bedtime stories every night when I was a kid. When I was seven or eight, I decided to try my hand at it and wrote a book called “Horses of All Kinds” (complete with illustrations and staple binding). I’ve been writing ever since.


– Which of your characters would you say you are most like?

I guess I probably have the most in common with Corinne, in that I also love poetry, am quite short, and am a perpetual smartass.


– If your book was to be turned into a movie who would you cast as your leads?

I think Jasmin Savoy Brown would make a lovely Ada. And Zoey Deutch has the perfect amount of sass to be Corinne.




– Did you have to research anything for your book?

So. Much. Research. I am also not the best at keeping myself focused, so a lot of the research time was spent falling into rabbit holes of Youtube videos of old Model T’s and looking at pretty flapper dresses.


– In 5 words how would you describe Iron Cast?

An excess of witty banter.


– If your characters were in the hunger games who’d win? Which Hogwarts house would your main character be in?

Is it cheating to say that Corinne and Ada would probably pull a Katniss/Peeta at the very end with the berries? Also Corinne is a Slytherin and Ada is a Gryffindor. Hurray for unlikely friendships!


– What’s on your playlist? Does the music go with your book?

There’s a pretty bizarre mix of 1920s tunes, Metric, Bastille, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, and even some TSwift. When it comes to creating a writing playlist, I usually pick songs that remind me of characters or capture the “feel” of the story. One of these days I’ll probably make it public, so stay tuned! (See what I did there?)


Meet the Author: 

aibeiaiaaabecj3vkjpa-jsf1qeic3zjyxjkx3bob3rvkigxzjzlyjy2y2jlnwy0m2ezmwm2owe2ndc1odfkntbhnmqwogi4nju5maf5e_8imirdymvpz-lt2lmogdl95aEmail: destinysoriawrites@gmail.com
Website: destinysoria.com
Twitter & Instagram: @thedestinysoria
Facebook: facebook.com/dlsoria
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28169297-iron-cast
Preorder: https://amzn.com/1419721925


Top Ten Tuesday| Netflix Binge Worthy Shows

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten revolving around TV shows! I have been traveling a lot and haven’t had much time to catch up on new shows, but I have been doing a lot of netlix binging!


Stranger Things ♣ STRANGER THINGS (Netflix Original)

How could I not include this one on my list. Not only has it been blowing up the social media, but it is a creepy suspense filled show with just enough strange to keep you hooked. I loved that it was so much like a 70s/80s sci-fi.


ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix Original)

This is also another go to for many people. The seasons cannot seem to come out soon enough. It filled with drama and is always referencing books which is awesome! It is a guilty pleasure that pulls you in.



This is one my friend had turned me onto. It is based in New Zealand and revolved around 4 brothers who are norse gods! The only downfall is the show sucks you in so bad and then is canceled after season 3 with no real ending (or at least a good enough ending for me).


♣ HAVEN (Syfy)

This is another Syfy hit in my mind. I have not heard much about this show from others, but it is one to check out. It is based on a small town that is being plagued by some strange and weird occurrences. It has drama, some hotties and troubles.



A complete classic! I have rewatched this series so many times and love it more and more each time. When I am doing work or getting ready it is usually on in the background.



If you ever need a good laugh and don’t have much time this is the show for you. The characters are amazing and the show gets better as you go. I can rewatch this a million times and it would still be so funny.



This is a show that never stops and is so addicting. I have spent the past few days watching this non-stop. There is something awful and horrible but at the same time so enthralling that I cant stop watching it.



This is also a classic in my opinion. Strong women who kick demons butts, what is better! There are demons, sister witches, family and relationship drama. It has the great early 90s clothing and so much humor.



This has been my current obsession. I have been watching it any time I get a chance. I have always been so interested and intrigued by the Witch Trails and this is like The Crucible on steroids!


♣ HEMLOCK GROVE (Netflix Original)

I have only watched the whole first season but the second season is out. It twisted and a little weird, but thrilling and dark.  I would only advise this show to those with strong stomachs.

What are your go to shows to binge?

This or That Book Tag


Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
Thank the blogger who tagged you!
Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!”

I was tagged by Pore Over The Pages  to complete the This or That Book Tag. The original tag was created by Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks. As the title suggests, you choose one of two options, this or that. Here we go!


I love reading in my bed, but when I read in my bed that results in me falling asleep.


I do enjoy reading books with male main characters, but seeing as I am a female it is always so much better to have a female kicking some butt and being awesome!


I have a HUGE sweet tooth!


I have always found that that trilogies seem to have horrible middle book syndrome. I find that I enjoy quartets or longer series because I always want more.


I cannot chose. There are different things about both that I really enjoy


I like to sleep in. I am a night owl and have a hard time sleeping sometimes so the reading helps me sleep


Libraries are awesome and I wish I utilized them more, but there is nothing better than walking around and looking at all the new books.


I dont really laugh at books a lot. I find that books that can move me to tears it must be amazing


Black. White gets too dirty


Character development it everything. I mean it is important to have a moving plot but if the characters are flat then the story is ruined.

Tag, you’re it! If you want to complete this book tag, consider yourself tagged. Have fun and happy reading!

2016 Bookish Bucket List | Update


I have been so busy lately and reading has been put on the wayside along with my blog. I hate that I have been so busy and havent spent much time in the book world. I feel so lost and behind on the new books and bookish happenings. What is new?

♠ Read at least 50 books. [ I have read 16 books and DNF 1 book so far!]

♠ Finish the Harry Potter series [ This probably wont be a thing until Christmas time]

♠ Read at least three daunting books. [ I have read 1 so far! The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson and that might be it for the year :/]

♠ Keep up with reviews and review copies. [ This is like a never ending struggle]

♠ Keep my book purchasing to sequels. [ I have been acquiring a lot of books lately…oops ]

♠ Read More Diversely {5 non-fiction}. [ I have read 1 non fiction so far but have so many that I want to get to.]

♠ Revisit My Past [ This hasn’t been a thing yet, but there is time. Although probably not anytime soon]

♠ Start New Blog Series. [Its a work in progress that wont happen anytime soon]

♠ Complete My 2016 Challenges.  This includes completing 10 series, the 30 books of my TBR challenge, at least 5 LGBTQIA books and the 40 books of the Popsugar Reading Challenge!

♠ Make New Blogging Friends. [ I am trying!]


What are some of your 2016 goals/resolutions?

Do You Want To Review An ARC?

Are you a book blogger?

Do you want to review an ARC?

Are you a thriller seeker and like action?

If you enjoyed Taken or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo continue reading!






When her diplomat father is kidnapped and the U.S. Government is unable to help, 17 year-old Gwendolyn Bloom sets off across the sordid underbelly of Europe to rescue him. Following the only lead she has—the name of a Palestinian informer living in France—she plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking. As she journeys from the slums of Paris, to the nightclubs of Berlin, to the heart of the most feared crime family in Prague, Gwendolyn discovers that to survive in this new world she must become every bit as cruel as the men she’s hunting.

If you are at all interested in reviewing this book, live in the U.S and are a book blogger please email me – fallingdownthebookhole@gmail.com!




August TBR

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka BruntThis is my current read

This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabI am reading this with some book bloggers for our new book club! If you want to join us go here !

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthyI know nothing about this book, but a friend told me I should read it!

What are you planning on reading in August ?