Jan 29, 2014

The Warrior and the Flower Blog Tour: Review + #GIVEAWAY! #fantasy


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The Warrior & the Flower
by Camille Picott



Publication Date: March 20, 2013
Genre: Adult High Fantasy
Series: 3 Kingdoms #1
Source: Received a print copy for free from the author in exchange for an honest review


DeeJay's Rating

  

One thrill after the next!


Yi, a retired soldier, has lost everything he loves — his wife, his daughter, and his home. He seeks refuge from his heartache by plunging into a secret mission for the World Emperor. The assignment takes him to the doorstep of a brothel, where he witnesses the madam beating a young girl. Drawn by the child’s striking resemblance to his lost daughter, Yi rushes to her defense and negotiates for her purchase — after all, how hard can it be to care for one little girl? But between the child’s inquisitive nature and the dangerous secret she carries, he gets more than he bargained for. (Goodreads)

Never expected to like this book as much as I did. I mean, wow! I was taken by complete surprise!

Jan 26, 2014

I love curse words. What's Up Weekly #23: January 26, 2014



What's going on in the world of Diantha Jones? If you've ever wondered that, this is the perfect post for you. Even if you haven't thought that particularly, thanks for stopping by. The following is what I have been up to lately.

Jan 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Dishin' It Up with @StanCrowe + $$$ #Giveaway


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I’d like to welcome author Stan Crowe to DJ’s Book Corner. Thank you for taking the time to come dish it up with me and letting me be a part of your blog tour!


Jan 22, 2014

Book Blast Sale and Giveaway. Brilliant Darkness Series by @AG_Henley #dystopia

scourgeTHE SCOURGE (Brilliant Darkness, Book 1)
Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She’s never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings’ tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be.

Jan 19, 2014

Sign up for my blog tour. What's Up Weekly #22: 1-19-2014



What's going on in the world of Diantha Jones? If you've ever wondered that, this is the perfect post for you. Even if you haven't thought that particularly, thanks for stopping by. The following is what I have been up to lately.

Jan 16, 2014

Dishin' It Up with @BrianMoreland, author of The Girl of the Blood Coven #horror


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I’d like to welcome Horror author Brian Moreland to DJ’s Book Corner. Thank you for taking the time to come dish it up with me!




Thanks, DJ, it’s great to be here. I love talking about books, especially horror.


Jan 12, 2014

A new reading challenge for me. What's Up Weekly #21: January 12, 2013



What's going on in the world of Diantha Jones? If you've ever wondered that, this is the perfect post for you. Even if you haven't thought that particularly, thanks for stopping by. The following is what I have been up to lately.

Jan 8, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: Rome by @JayCrownover + One Awesome #GIVEAWAY!


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Rome
by Jay Crownover


Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Marked Men #3
Source: Received for free in exchange for an honest review


DeeJay's Rating
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Rome is ooh-la-la!

Sometimes the wrong choice can be just right . . .

Fun and fearless, Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed "bad boy" friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won't let herself get burned again. She's waiting to fall in love with the perfect man—a baggage-free, drama-free guy ready for commitment. Then she meets Rome Archer.


Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He's stubborn, rigid, and bossy. And he's returned from his final tour of duty more than a little broken. Rome's used to filling many roles: big brother, doting son, supersoldier—but none of those fit anymore. Now he's just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the dark demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer through it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes a blinding flash of color in a sea of gray.Perfect may not be in the cards, but perfectly imperfect could just last forever . . .(Goodreads)

Rome is my favorite of the series so far. Hands down.

Jan 5, 2014

Looking forward to 2014. What's Up Weekly #20: January 5, 2014



What's going on in the world of Diantha Jones? If you've ever wondered that, this is the perfect post for you. Even if you haven't thought that particularly, thanks for stopping by. The following is what I have been up to lately.

Jan 2, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: Finding Cinderella by @colleenhoover #romance


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Finding Cinderella
by Colleen Hoover



Publication Date: October 14, 2013
Genre: YA/NA Romance
Series: Hopeless #2.5
Source: Free Download

DeeJay's Rating
✭✭✭✭✩
Beautiful!

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it(Goodreads)

I'm convinced Colleen Hoover can't write a bad book. She's a gem in a quarry of rocks and I absolutely adore her writing.