Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: REN: Awakened (REN #1) by Brittany Quagan

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Title: REN: Awakened (REN #1)
Author: Brittany Quagan
Published: August 24, 2016
Pages: 218
Format: ebook
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Seventeen-year-old Ren Nagel knows that the strange things she's seen are real--even if no one else believes her. But, when she's locked up in a psychiatric hospital; she loses hope that anyone will ever truly be on her side.
Then everything changes. With the help of a new friend, Ren breaks out. It's when she's on the run that she learns who she really is.

Hunted by evil, Ren must learn to control a power she never knew she had, organize a coalition of people she never knew existed, and remind humanity why fighting the darkness is a big part of being human.
Sometimes, feeling different is much more than just a feeling. For Ren, it means the fate of the world.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Product Review: Shefit Ultimate Sports Bra

Image via https://shefit.com/
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*I was not compensated for my review. This was a personal purchase. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I Wrote a Book! Now What?

Hey everyone! I want to welcome Tamara Beard, owner of Wrapped Up Writing, to share a guest post on some essentials after writing your book. I've known Tamara since I started blogging and her drive has always amazed me. She's going to do big things with her career!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Title: Outpost
Author: Ann Aguirre
Series: Razorland #2
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Deuce’s whole world has changed.

Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn't fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.

To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.

Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols—those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks have grown smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Kill the Witch! by Matt McAvoy


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Title: Kill the Witch!
Published: Feb. 1, 2016
Pages: 340
Format ebook
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A series of devastating coincidences, or a mercilessly vicious witch's curse?

Jack doesn't believe in coincidences. But he does believe in her, and the terrible mistake he made the day he crossed her.

The day his life became a living nightmare.

But with the lines so blurred between Jack's terrifying fairy-tale and his own mental diagnosis, can he still tell which is the true modern-day horror story, and who is the real villain?

Now so deluded, so convinced of the curse, is he truly willing to go to any lengths to stop it, even if that means committing shocking and brutal murder?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Facebook Hiding Posts (and what you could do to see more)


If you are an author, blogger, or anyone with an interest page on Facebook, you’ve noticed a HUGE decline in views/interaction. Lets face it, Facebook is a major jerk for it but it’s in their right to change their terms and charge to see things. IT SUCKS. But I’d be mad too if people were using my FREE service to make money. It happens a lot and it’s really going to hurt the entrepreneurs that rely on Facebook for marketing. I, myself, refuse to pay for my posts to be seen because I make no money from blogging. NONE, nada. It becomes this big internal debate whether or not I want to continue to do it if no one sees anything. I interact more with bookish people on my personal profile, but even then they hardly see it.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Prepping for #UTOPiA2017! #StepWriteUp #BookFreaks


By now a lot of you have already set your accommodations and travel plans, but now is the time to put yourself in gear to make the most out of your trip to UTOPiA. Lists are always helpful to keep on track (that is if you remember to bring your list LOL) Make sure you email that list to yourself. Don’t be that guy haha. Yes, I’m talking about myself. I am not an author so I can’t tell you what you would need when it comes to prepping yourself for the convention.

You can see more suggestions here:

Before I get started, check out the

 limited edition ‘Circus Freaks’ Lit-Cube! 

Pardon Our Appearance! We're Moving Back to Blogger!


Pardon our appearance

Hey everyone! I did some thinking and had a discussion with the other ladies of A Little Bit of R&R. I've made the decision to move our blog back to Blogger. There are a lot of pros and cons with a self-hosted Wordpress and it honestly came down to money. Hosting was too much $$ and even switching to a cheaper service would mean more work when moving the files. I'm in no way a techie so I'd probably break everything. This switch is also coming with big changes. We will no longer be accepting blog tours unless it's a review stop. The reason we switched from Blogger in the first place was because myself and thousands of other bloggers were booted for using affiliate links (or so they say) Affiliate links and blog tours are actually against theirs TOS and they had every right to boot us. With that said, this is the reason we are no longer doing tours. We welcome you to contact us and set up a creative content post (something that is not available on another blog or site) Right now we're working on bringing the old reviews over to the Blogger blog. This will take us the whole month so things may look a little crazy! Thanks for sticking with us!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: Granjy’s Eyes (Modern Tales of Horror) by Matt McAvoy

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug, and alcohol use, and/or violence.




Title: Granjy's Eyes
Published: Nov. 7, 2016
Pages: 164
Format ebook
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Meet Ollie. Well-educated and spoilt - a rich kid, fun-loving party-goer and brutal sociopath.
Ruthlessly arrogant Ollie takes what he wants, when he wants it. But Ollie's going to learn, the hard way, that for every action there's a consequence, and for every bounty a price.
Because living with Granjy isn't the bed of roses he thought it was going to be; the blind old lady sees everything - sees him - and most of all sees the monster he is becoming, in a way that nobody else can. And that strange and terrible perception that surely only she has frightens Ollie more than he'll ever admit.
It was she that spoilt him rotten-to-the-core, and now his payment is due. Her sightless eyes and her creepy, knowing smile will compel him to tear apart his own dark soul.
Granjy will teach him new meaning of the word 'remorse'.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: Waiting For The Beast by T. Hayden

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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Title: Waiting For The Beast 
Published: Feb. 14, 2017
Pages: 309
Format: eBook
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What if the Bible has it all wrong about the Anti-Christ?
What if this person is female and what if she actually has a choice?
Meet A.C. a.k.a Angelica Cunningham
Angelica is drop dead gorgeous, lives in a sprawling mansion with her two aunts, attends a prestigious private school, is an A student and excels at everything she does effortlessly. She has a great life.
That's until her 16th birthday and it all goes banana's. One of her aunt's fall mysteriously ill on the brink of death. Angelica is suddenly telepathic, has a heightened sense of smell and is seeing supernatural beings, that only exists in fairy tales.
Angelica's family is forced to tell her the truth. Her aunts are actually supernatural beings that have been charged with protecting Angelica from her father, Lucifer. He has put a bounty on Angelica's head and every creature from the Abyssal Realm a.k.a Hell is looking for her. In addition she has a hot guardian angel that has been assigned to her since birth that she can now see.
She is suddenly thrust into a dangerous, magical world. Between dealing with her new identity, a love triangle, hiding from her father, and just trying to be a teenager she has to make a decision to run, fight or wait for the darkness to consume her.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review: Five Suns of Treason by Jim Heskett (Part 1)

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Title: Five Suns of Treason
Published: December 18, 2014
Genres: dystopian, science fiction
Pages: 76
Format: eBook
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Part one of the three-part Five Suns Saga
Kellen’s tired of politics and the back-stabbing that accompanies it. As a senior staffer to a US senator, he’s privy to all kinds of information, like details about the meteor hurtling though space on a collision course with earth. He also knows what the public has been told isn’t the whole truth, and now he’ll have to decide if exposing the lie is worth trading his life.
Part dystopian epic, part espionage thriller, Five Suns of Treason features six interconnected short stories before, during, and after the downfall of society, with each one unlocking another piece of the mystery of how the world collapsed.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: Onyx Webb: Book Eight: Episodes 22, 23 & 24 by Richard Fenton , Andrea Waltz

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Published:  Jan. 27, 2017
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
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The timelines - the web - is more tightened than ever. Although the connections are clear, suspense reigns as always.
Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.
The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite tv series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.
In Book Eight: Onyx and Alistar's grandson Noah grow close as they create a "life" together with exciting new projects. The Mulvaney mansion is crawling with ghosts as a big event looms. Stan Lee continue to make mistakes without consequences, for now.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Review: Dead over Heels by Theresa Braun

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Title: Dead Over Heels
Published: Nov. 16, 2016
Pages: 38
Format: eBook
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Veronica’s first date with Sebastian not only stirs up a powerful attraction, but also a series of supernatural events that will tear them apart.
After countless hours of dead end online dating, Veronica meets up with Sebastian at a reportedly haunted restaurant, since he knows she has a fascination with the paranormal. While enjoying their meals and each other’s company, they share a shocking supernatural experience. Their romantic connection is overshadowed by the ghosts of their own pasts that threaten to destroy their budding relationship. Veronica decides she must return to the restaurant to face her past and dig up more answers. Unfortunately, she realizes she must go back, this time with a reluctant Sebastian. In the end, they join forces against the evil that stands between them, but will they make it out alive?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Review: Onyx Webb: Book Seven: Episodes 19, 20 & 21 by Richard Fenton, Andrea Waltz

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


32758251Title: Onyx Webb: Book Seven: Episodes 19, 20 & 21 (Onyx Webb #7)
Published: Oct. 24, 2016
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback
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More questions get answered in Book Seven and the timelines are narrowing much closer.
Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.

The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite tv series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Seven: Juniper's brother Quinn visits Koda and will finally see his sister. Stan Lee gets revenge against Mika Flagler. Onyx Webb deals with the crazy film festival and life alone... for now.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl (The Zombie Girl Saga #1) by A. Giacomi

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

24703416Title: Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl
Published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing on Sept. 12, 2016
Genres: young adult
Pages: 268
Format: eBook
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Eve used to be an ordinary girl, from an ordinary town, with ordinary dreams, but her dreams rapidly turn into nightmares when one grave mistake leaves her a little less than human and a lot less average.
Eve’s not quite the same girl she used to be. She desperately clings to her humanity as new desires, new abilities, and new urges take over with each passing day.
Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl is a tale that takes you on an emotional and terrifying journey as Eve struggles to cope with her new life and find a cure for her strange illness before time runs out. She desperately clings to her humanity as she tries to control the monster she knows is lurking inside her.
Turns out living was the easy part.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Top Books of 2016


Hey everyone! It’s that time of year! Time to bust out the confetti and noise makers. Bring on 2017!
Ren’s Top 5 of 2016