Bookish “This or That” Tag



Found this short book tag from Jenn @BoundtoWriting and thought I need something fun to do so here I am. Be sure to check out her lovely blog and give her a follow.

Now let’s get started!


Audiobook OR Text book?

I honestly cannot get into audiobooks. I’ve tried multiple times and just no… I like imagining the characters’ voices rather than listening to someone whose voice can be annoying or just weird.

Paperback OR Hardback?

I prefer Hardcover, but it depends on the book. For the most part, I buy paperbacks for Contemporary/Romances and Hardcover for Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi and a few selected Contemporary Romances. If I can get a hardcover book really cheap (like Bookoutlet or Bargain Book Stores), then I will most always buy the hardcover copy. Nothing beats a pretty sturdy book. I hate it when my book covers gets dented or worse damaged.

Fiction OR Non-fiction?

Fiction for sure.

Bookshop OR Online?

Both. I love browsing through a bookstore and just looking at all the beautiful books. Once in a while, I’ll buy from the store. If it’s a Bargain Store, I’ll probably walk out with a cart full of books. However, browsing and buying online is very convenient for me and that’s where I do most of my shopping.

Standalone OR Trilogy?

I enjoy standalones, but trilogies and longer series are my absolute favorite!

Heavy & Long OR Short & Sweet?

Depends on my mood. Sometimes I want something short and sweet and light. Other times I prefer heavy and long if the storyline is amazing. If it’s long, but the plot is a drag, then no.

Reading somewhere Cozy OR in the Sun?

Definitely Cozy. I don’t like feeling uncomfortable or sweating when I read.

Hot Chocolate OR Coffee?

Coffee. Caffeine doesn’t really have an affect on me, so I can have as much as I want and still fall asleep — which works really great because I just love the taste of coffee.

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And of course anyone who wants to do this! Can’t wait to see your answers.

Sincerely Karen Jo




Blog Tour – The Sweetheart Sham by Danielle Ellison


Hello my lovelies! Welcome to my stop for The Sweetheart Sham Blog Tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter. I am so head over heels in love with this heartwarming and incredibly sweet romance.  Don’t forget to stay until the end to read an excerpt and join an awesome giveaway!


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In a small town like Culler, South Carolina, you guard your secrets like you guard your cobbler recipe: with your life. Georgia Ann Monroe knows a thing or two about secrets: she’s been guarding the truth that her best friend Will is gay for years now. But what happens when a little white lie to protect him gets her into a fake relationship…and then the boy of her dreams shows up?
Enter Beau Montgomery: Georgie’s first love, hotter than ever, and much too much of a southern gentleman to ever pursue someone else’s girl. There’s no way to come clean to Beau while still protecting Will. But bless their hearts, they live in Culler—where secrets always have a way of revealing themselves.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a hilarious “fakeship,” a scorching-hot impossible relationship, and a heartwarming best-friendship that will make you want to call your best friend right here, right now.


Set in a charming small Southern town filled with quirky and lovable characters, The Sweetheart Sham is a wonderful story about friendship, family, forgiveness, and love. It’s extremely adorable, delightfully sweet, and amazingly swoony you won’t be able to resist.  


This book tells the story of a sassy southern belle, Georgia Ann Monroe, her handsome gay best friend, Will Montgomery, and the gorgeous boy who broke her heart, Beau Montgomery. It’s a second-chance romance, a coming out journey, and an uplifting narrative about acceptance, honesty, taking risks and LOVE. The plot was refreshing, absolutely dazzling, hilarious, and utterly heartfelt. There were so many wonderful moments that filled my heart with so much excitement, joy and hope that I didn’t want it to end.  

The characters put such a big smile on my face. They’re beautifully complex and flawed, positively delightful, and so darn lovable. Not to mention, they’re so vibrant, fun, witty, and so full of heart. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and everyone in Culler.

I adored Will with all my heart and felt for him throughout the entire time. He’s genuine, loyal, kind, and just wanted to be happy. I’ve always been a believer that love is love and everyone regardless of who they are and what they believe in deserves to feel all the love and happiness.

Georgia Ann was such a fantastic and very likable character. I loved her spunk, perseverance, and dedication to the people she cares about. Having said that, her relationship with Will was absolutely endearing. They wanted each other to be happy no matter what and were willing to do anything to make that happen. I enjoyed their inside jokes, their bantering, and all the tender moments they shared. Their friendship was so heartwarming and sweet and just made me aww over and over again. 

Beau was a bit angsty and broody, but also ridiculously charming, funny, and caring that you can’t help but swoon over him. While he did frustrate me a bit, I can honestly say that Beau became the kind of guy I would fall in love with — the one I would bring home to meet my whole family and be my plus 1 forever. I loved his imperfections, his determination, his sincerity, and his gentle heart. The romance between him and Georgia Ann was delicious, sexy and totally steamy! They were just the sweetest sweethearts and the ending scene will surely make your heart melt.

I am so incredibly head over heels in love with this book! I smiled, laughed, cried, and felt so many wonderful emotions that left me craving for more. It’s intoxicating in the most amazing way and I honestly cannot wait to read the next installment. 

With heartwarming characters, a charming setting, and swoon worthy romances, The Sweetheart Sham by Danielle Ellison is a lovely addition to Entangled Teen Crush books! Definitely adding this to my favorite YA contemporary reads. 

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



“Beau Montgomery, what on earth!” someone, I think it’s Will’s mom, says with a squeal. I can’t single it out because my heart seems to stop beating.
Everyone scoots toward the patio entrance and gathers around. Will drops my hand to move closer.
 And then I see him.
 He’s standing behind Mrs. M next to his dad, a big smile on his face, and he’s tall. Real tall. His dark hair is longer and nearly falling into his hazel eyes, definitely a length that Orry won’t like much. His jaw is strong, some muscles pressing under his polo. He looks nothing like the boy I remember.
 And suddenly I’m a little self-conscious. What am I wearing today? I can’t even remember. I could look down but that would mean looking away from him, and thenmaybe when I look back he won’t be there. I don’t know if he even sees me, but I see him. Clearly. After more than twoyears of nothing.
 “Beau, is that you, boy?” Orry calls. Beau steps around the rest of the family toward his grandpa. He’s closer now, and I can get a better look at his face. My eyes explore his features and rest on his lips, which break out into a small smile and—Dang, is it hot out here?
 “Hello, Granddad.” Orry pulls him into a hug and Beau has to lean over to reach him properly. Orry looks like a kid in his arms.
 Cheese and rice, even his voice is sexy. Deeper but still with a familiar feeling that it stirs up in me, and an accent with a hint of Georgia twang instead of South Carolina cadence.
I like it. Lord help me, I like it.
 Orry holds him out at arm’s length and examines him before giving him a pat on the shoulder. “You look more like your daddy than I expected. How tall are you?”
 “Six one, sir,” Beau says.
 “You look good, grandson, real good. Atlanta treating you well?”
 “Yes, sir, it is.”
 I want to move, but I can’t. My feet are stuck to the ground, not that I should move anyway. I don’t reckon I trust myself around him. Especially not right now when I’m not sure if I want to hug him or kick him somewhere that would hurt. I’d do a good job of it too and make darn sure my kick was as painful as him not showing up that night.
“When’s your momma coming?” Mrs. M asks him.
 “Not until closer to the wedding,” he says.
 I watch as Will hugs him. They’re both smiling, and it reminds me of before when he was here. They were inseparable—we were—and now I’m just standing here like an idiot. Which I am. Will looks in my direction, and then Beau’s eyes are on me, too. It’s even worse when he’s looking at me, especially now with a hidden glimmer in them. It’s not how he said hello to the others; it’s almost like his eyes hadn’t seen me before, and now he’s hyperaware. Just like I’ve been since his dad yelled his name.
 He takes a step toward me.

Danielle EllisonAbout the Author 

Danielle Ellison is a nomad, always on the lookout for an adventure and the next story. In addition to writing, she’s the founder and coordinator of the NoVa TEEN Book Festival. When she’s not busy with books, she’s probably watching her favorite shows, drinking coffee, or fighting her nomadic urges. She is newly settled in Oklahoma (for now) with her cat, Simon, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

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The Sweetheart Sham Prize Pack (US):

Pampering goodies (sweet southern soap and bath bombs)

a “peanut butter <3s jelly” mug

ice cream erasers

heart shaped sunglasses

a copy of “Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit” by Jaye Robin Brown

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Thanks for stopping by and reading my review. Hope you lovelies get to meet Georgia Ann, Will and Beau, and experience their lovely sweet story. Don’t forget to leave your comments down below!

Sincerely Karen Jo

Release Week Blitz – Sea of Strangers


Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for

Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles #2)
by Erica Cameron

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Know your enemy if you want to survive…

The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal.

Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—breaking the spell that holds her brother captive and jeopardizing her deepening relationship with Tessen, the boy who has been by turns her rival and refuge since her brother disappeared. Immortality itself might be her only answer, but if that’s where Khya has to go, she can’t ask Tessen or her friends to follow.

Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles #2)
by Erica Cameron
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.

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