Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guess who's back in the saddle...

I think the best way to start a 2015 post is with a little JGL, amiright?!
What's up party people?!  Can you believe 2015 is upon us?!  I sure as hell can't.  But alas it is here and its brought with it a fresh start.  I know, I know.  It's been a while since you've seen me.  A very, very long while.  Sure, I've popped up here and there over the last couple of years but, I've been largely out of the picture.  For a long time I thought that's how it was going to stay but, the other day IT happened.  Any blogger, or anyone who has ever stopped doing a hobby/sport they really enjoyed, who has taken an extended period of time off knows what I'm referring to.  I, myself, like to call it "the itch".  It's that sensation you get to post about some book that moved you to tears or made you laugh like a hyena or who had you swooning so hard your significant other thought you were seeing someone else.  Yeah, y'all know what I'm talking about.  I guess I could've stuck to Twitter or Instagram to shout my praises (or frustrations) from the mountaintops but, there's something to be said about sitting down in front of my computer and putting together a post from scratch.  I don't know.  Maybe it's just me.  I'm kooky that way.  But enough with the rambling already.  I've got some announcements and some blog-o-sphere stuff I want to share with you guys.

Before I dive in I need to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Lori over at Imagination Designs (who just so happens to be a fellow book blogger).  She gave my little stomping ground a cool ass makeover.  And I for one am totally in love with it.  Since I can't give her a high five and buy her a cup of coffee, I figured I'd do the next best thing.  She was such an amazing person to work with that I'm going to host a giveaway for one of her Imagination Designs pre-made Blogger templates.  Oh look!  A Rafflecopter form.  You know the drill...

One (1) winner will receive:

A pre-made Blogger template from Imagination Designs

Prize is courtesy of yours truly

Giveaway open to US followers only

If you have any questions, please see my Giveaway Policy

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Just so you know, this is how I feel about the next announcement:

I quite literally laugh out loud every time I see this gif.  *snort*  I digress.  I was looking over my bookshelves the other day and I decided that I wanted to catch up on some of my favorite UF series.  Some of them are super lengthy so I figured I'd tackle one of the smaller ones to avoid burn out.  Upon further investigation I realized that one of the series had a book release scheduled for March 3, 2015.  The wheels started turning, my fingers started taking furious notes and my first event for 2015 was born:

I'm calling out all of my Patricia Briggs fans RIGHT NOW!  If you're reading this and have no idea what the Alpha & Omega series is or who Anna and Charles are my heart cries for you.  Lucky for you it's never too late to jump on the bandwagon.  Keep an eye for my post next week with the read-a-long and *lowers voice* giveaway deets.

Make sure you head over to the BookSoulmates IG page for more details.

And there you have it folks.  I'm back and I'm ready for action.  And by action I mean slowly dipping my toe in the proverbial blogging kiddie pool.  Can't wait to reconnect with you guys!


  1. It's good to see that you're back! I'll be sure to follow you on Bloglovin' so I don't miss a post. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Joli! It's nice to be back. Happy New Year! Hope you and your family had a great holiday break.