Liv’s Book Sale

Liv’s Book Sale

I am a big advocate of unhauling books from my shelves, if I don’t feel the desire to keep them anymore. I tend to get rid of a lot of books on my shelves that I don’t need or want because I’d rather make room for other novels in my life. So, in order to make a little extra money over the summer, I decided to host a book sale on my blog, like my friend Cait did over on her blog. Following Cait’s guidelines, I’m going to do all of this through Paypal where I will receive the payments from you all. I will also provide you with a tracking number for your package if you make a purchase, so you will know where your book is!

Guidelines for the book sale:

  • If you are interested in a title, email me with the title(s) you are interested in along with your Paypal email and address to storiesforcoffee@gmail.com 
  • Using email, I will tell you the total price of the novel(s) you want and explain the conditions of the novels some more if you want to know.
  • Shipping is $5 flat rate. (Can be subject to change depending on what the item is)
  • This sale is only within the U.S. + Puerto Rico. It’s far too expensive to ship outside the country, I’m sorry. 
  • All sales are final which means no returns.
  • Whoever emails me first and pays for the novel(s) they want will get it. 
  • I will strike out titles once they are sold out (Ex: Throne of Glass)
  • These books have not been near any smoke or pets!

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Blood Guard by Megan Erickson (Review)

1Release Date: Sept. 12th 2017

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Paranormal, Vampire, Romance, Fantasy

Summary: Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .

Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.

My thoughts: I am a sucker for a good vampire novel (pun intended), and this novel was just what I needed in order to escape reality, for a few hours. It had everything I wanted in a vampire novel: a fast paced plot, a brooding vampire lead, and a steamy romance as well. Blood Guard was the perfect novel to pick up and fall head over heels for because it offered me the nostalgia I craved when reading a paranormal novel. 

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Who Tells Our Stories – Jenna

image1.JPGHere is another installment in my Who Tells Our Stories photo series highlighting diverse readers and books that they identify with! Today I’m interviewing Jenna to ask her all about diversity in literature and how she is represented in the book she has chosen to be photographed with.

(A full explanation for the photo series is at the bottom of this interview.)

Name: Jenna

Book title: Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Social Media links: Youtube | TwitterInstagram 


Jenna’s Interview

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The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey (Review)

TheFoxe&TheHoundEbookCoverRating: ★★★★☆ (3.5 stars)

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Summary: When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.

It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.

That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.

With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.

Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.

It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.

It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.

My thoughts: The Foxe and the Hound is a cute summery romance novel centering around Madeline whose luck is never on her side. From the beginning of the novel, many unlucky circumstances strikes her, forcing her to interact with a veterinarian named Adam who is a new resident of Madeline’s small town. From the start, their relationship is filled with tension because they don’t get off on the right foot at all during their first encounter. As they see each other more and more with each passing day, circumstances force them to play a fake couple at a family party. That ignites a spark between them that fizzles into a heartwarming contemporary romance that I devoured in one sitting.

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Who Tells Our Stories – Amanda

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Who Tells Our Stories: A Photo Series Explanation

Recently, I was inspired to create a photo series on my Instagram that will feature diverse readers holding books that represents their identities (e.g. ethnicities, sexualities, race, gender, body types, MIs, disabilities, religions, etc.) in a positive light. I wanted to create this series in order to highlight the need for diversity in literature. I also wanted to show others how one diverse novel can positively impact someone who finally feels represented, in a way that doesn’t use harmful cliches or stereotypes. Each photo, in this on-going series, will also include an interview with the reader on this blog to discuss the need for diversity in literature and how the reader identifies with the piece of literature they have chosen (if they feel comfortable disclosing that piece of information).

I came up with the title Who Tells Our Stories for the photo series because it is a spin off of the Hamilton lyric “Who tells your story”. Because the play Hamilton is such a diverse form of art, I wanted my photo series to reference that striking lyric because we need diverse authors to tell diverse stories in a respectful and positive way. Marginalized readers should be able to see themselves properly represented in literature, and I hope this photo series highlights that need to others.  

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The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers (BLOG TOUR)

32673416Thank you to Random House Children’s Books for allowing me to be apart of The Go-Between’s blog tour! For my portion of the tour, I wanted to share an aesthetic collage I created, along with the link to my book review for the novel. If you don’t know what an aesthetic collage is, it’s a group of photos that represent certain elements from the novel! 


THE GO-BETWEEN’S SYNOPSIS

She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voice-over talent for blockbuster films. Hers is a world of private planes, chauffeurs, paparazzi and gossip columnists. Meet Camilla del Valle Cammi to those who know her best.

When Cammi s mom gets cast in an American television show and the family moves to LA, things change, and quickly. Her mom s first role is playing a not-so-glamorous maid in a sitcom. Her dad tries to find work but dreams about returning to Mexico. And at the posh, private Polestar Academy, Cammi s new friends assume she s a scholarship kid, the daughter of a domestic.

At first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will be her way of teaching her new friends a lesson. But the more she lies, the more she wonders: Is she only fooling herself?

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