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Friday, April 29, 2016

Backlist Revival Tour | Just for the Record by Six de los Reyes

Title: Just for the Record by Six de los Reyes
Summary: 
Just for the record, the heat can get to even the most calculated of minds.

Let it be stated that Rhys loves Ryan forever and ever. But certain needs are not being met, leaving her frustrated and asking for too much than the conservative and almost-rock star, Ryan, is willing to give. Uncooperative (or cooperative, depending on your point of view) weather provides her an opportunity to ask not what she can do for her friends, but what a friend can do for her.

Isaiah likes to say that the best thing about Rhys is that he can stand in her breathing space and feel nothing. Something of a breather when dancing with Lia short circuits his entire operating system. But all his beliefs are challenged when Rhys chances upon him in a steamy practice room in the middle of a heat wave.

Review

Deliciously bad. If pressed to describe Just for the Record by Six de los Reyes in two words, those are the ones I would use.

First of all, I was expecting a book where something happened between two people who never saw it coming. Maybe a little sweet and mostly fluffy. Instead, I got a tangled web of relationships where hot makeout sessions in recording studios and finding out a certain someone's tongue tasted like cotton candy didn't count. As cheating. As anything. Just because. You know how car wrecks can be a strangely beautiful sight in the movies? This whole book was like that. I was fairly certain Rhys and Isaiah's little affair was going to blow up in their faces, and I couldn't look away.

Six de los Reyes is also an expert in concocting swoon-worthy fictional boys. Isaiah is all emotional constipation and rock-hard abs while Ryan, on the other hand, is a bundle of insecurities who can only truly express himself in the form of song lyrics. No wonder Rhys couldn't resist either of them. Along with Jay E. Tria, Six de los Reyes is making me wish a random band boy would show up in my life. *crosses fingers*

The secondary characters are awesome, too, especially the beautiful but diabolical Nico. I've been lucky enough to read some of the author's other work, and the characters in them are connected in a lot of ways. It's fun wondering whose story you'll get to read next, to wonder who they'll end up with.

My only quibble with the entire book was the ending. It left me hanging and made me want more... fireworks? Maybe it's just the drama queen in me talking, but I thought so much more could've happened. However, it does appear that Rhys and Isaiah's story is continued in a story posted on the author's Wattpad account. I'll definitely check that one out.

I highly enjoyed Just for the Record by Six de los Reyes. The book greatly captured the beginning and ending of a "relationship" between two people who just wanted to be needed. If you've been too much of a good girl and want to live dangerously (romantically speaking) for a few hours, give this book a try.

Author Bio

Six de los Reyes has been reading and making up stories for as far as she can remember. In fifth grade, she learned to wield dragons and phoenixes through written word. As a pretend grownup, she writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas and novels. Her day job doing Science has something to do with being a part-time mermaid and a part-time labrat. She currently lives next to the sea.

Her first new adult novella, Just for the Record, is available on ebook stores Amazon and buqo.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Sunday Currently | Vol. IV

Hello, you lovely people!

I've missed you.

March was pretty crazy in terms of work and my social life. We had a major update at work that left very little time for other things, and I prepared, went, and returned from a really fun nature trip to Cebu that will mostly likely inspire several scenes in upcoming books. I spent the little free time I had working on my current work-in-progress instead of, you know, blogging.

No regrets at all, I must say.

reading A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole. Amazon was practically aflame with buzz about this tearjerker of a young adult novel, and I simply had to find out what all the fuss was about. Reading this book is like a kick in the heart, and I keep stopping because it hurts too much. *sniffs*

writing my current work-in-progress. My draft is now at 19,827, and I intend to finish this by the end of April or mid-May, depending on how lazy/motivated I am.

listening to For a Boy by Raelynn. This song is sickeningly sweet, but I CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO IT.

thinking of taking a nap. Like always.

smelling nothing. I'm too sleepy to smell anything by this point.

wishing I had more time to pursue photography as a hobby again. Last year, I even started taking lessons but got so busy with work that I didn't even complete the course. #storyofmylife

hoping for more sleep this week. A couple more hours would be wonderful.

wearing a faded Edgar Allan Poe T-shirt from college.

loving the Willow Creek series by Micaela Smeltzer. I was lucky enough to grab a copy of the entire box set when it was on sale for $2.99. This series is so wonderful and is so different from the sexed up rocker boy novels I was expecting. In a totally good way.

wanting to finally get the final version of Prom Queen Perfect over with. I've read it so many times during the past couple of months that my eyes tend to glaze over whenever I try to edit it again.

needing some Cheesy Cheese Pringles. Puh-lease?

feeling anxious about the coming days. Prom Queen Perfect is going to be released on July 7, 2016, and I'm currently preparing all the materials for the book tour, like teasers, excerpts, Instagram posts, and more. I keep asking myself if I'm doing enough, if I'm doing it right. It's enough to drive enough a little crazy.

clicking on various categories on Pinterest. This is the first time that I kept adding things to an "inspiration" board while writing, and it has really helped sparked a ton of new ideas.
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