Monday, 19 October 2015

Super Exciting Announcement and The Future of Nick's Book Blog

Hi everyone!

As some of you may know, I took a step back from blogging last week, well in a certain way at least. During that time, I was rethinking every aspect of my life, blogging included. I had a chat with my friends Danielle, Tonya, Jess and Wendy on Whatsapp when Danielle mentioned that she was restructuring her blog. It really got me thinking and I texted Danielle's tweet to Nereyda and we discussed how we felt similarly too. Part of me feels like blogging has become so stressful for me. I've been posting regularly this past year and now if I don't have a review to post on a certain day, I feel like a failure. It's probably why I've been reading so many books so fast. And you know what? I don't feel like I'm getting the gratification that I used to. 

This might come across as rude or mean, but I went away for one week (without commenting back on blogs) and there were some commenters who regularly commented on my blog when I did on theirs that didn't comment once in that week. It just felt like a slap to the face because I was struck with the reality of it all - some people don't really want to read my posts because they want to, but they are doing it to get comments back and I don't know how I feel about that. As you may know, I'm a huge supporter of commenting back and building relationships via comments, but this made me realize that not everybody shares that philosophy the same way I do. They are not out to maintain friendships, they just want views/comments. 

All that being said, I'm so so so grateful to each and everyone  of you who actually did take your time to leave me supportive messages all throughout the week. I know who you guys her (I've memorized your names - haha!), and I love you all for being by my side virtually. Seriously, if I could squish you all in a group hug, I'd do it right away! <3 nbsp="" p="">
Anyways, I'm burned out. Completely burned out. I haven't touched a book in 2 weeks and the sad thing is I don't miss reading at all.
So I told Nereyda all of this and I jokingly told her that we should just start coblogging to relieve the pressure from our shoulders, and she said that she would be down for it. Obviously I was all over it and immediately we started planning. Nereyda had already come up with a name way back and I absolutely loved it! We discussed designers and I knew immediately who I wanted to hire. And she came up with a design for us SO FREAKING FAST. Like literally the same day that I asked her, she sent me a banner taking every feedback into consideration. Huge thanks to Aentee at Read at Midnight (who I pimped on the blog last week!). I highly recommend her for all your designing needs especially if you're looking for BEAUTIFUL (I'm so in love with our new design!) and AFFORDABLE designs.

SO henceforth, I will officially be blogging at Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist.

If you would maybe update your buttons if you have me on your blogroll and visited Nereyda and me at our new home please, I will love you forever!

I'm looking forward to this exciting new blogging adventure with my close friend, Nereyda and we can't wait to bring you awesome content.

As for now, I'm planning on just leaving this blog as it is, but I'll attempt to transfer my reviews to the new blog.

Once again, thank you so much for all your support and for making Nick's Book Blog such a wonderful blog to blog for. You readers made it all worth the while and I hope you'll join me in my new journey at my new blogging home.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Blog Tour Stop : Motor City Shakedown by Jonathan Watkins

Summary (from Goodreads)

Title : Motor City Shakedown
Author : Jonathan Watkins

Publication Date : October 5th 2015
Publisher : Carina Press
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Darren Fletcher, once the rising star of Detroit's criminal justice system, has fallen far. All the way to an office in a smoky dive bar on the wrong side of the city. But a single phone call could be the key to climbing out of his downward spiral: a police brutality victim needs his help, and the family's willing to pay. Big-time.

Issabella Bright's daily panic attacks aren't entirely due to her decision to forgo a flashy firm and go out on her own, but that's a large part of it. She never thought she'd resort to ambulance chasing, until the story about a SWAT raid gone wrong proves too intriguing to ignore—it's the perfect chance to prove she made the right decision.
But Issabella's not the only one after the job.

Darren's connections are enough to get past the cops stonewalling them both at the hospital, but only a judge's order makes Issabella even consider teaming up with the disheveled attorney and his weird—and weirdly effective—methods. But as the case deepens and it becomes clear the Detroit PD is concealing a much bigger conspiracy, Darren and his methods may be all that keep her alive.

Book one of the Bright & Fletcher Mysteries

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Blog Tour Stop : The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

Summary (from Goodreads)

Title : The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy #3)
Author : Sherry Thomas

Publication Date : October 13th 2015
Publisher : Balzer + Bray
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In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.

However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort....

Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?

With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Blog Tour Stop : Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley

Summary (from Goodreads)  

Title : Best Worst Mistake (Brightwater #3)
Author : Lia Riley

Publication Date : October 20th 2015
Publisher : Avon Impulse
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Sometimes the worst mistakes turn out to be the best…

Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.

After her Hollywood life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and return to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. She spends her days in a small bookstore, until her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.

But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn burn him up or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for their future?

Saturday, 10 October 2015


Hey everyone

I just wanted to make a quick announcement that I won't be around the blogosphere much lately. I'm going through some difficult issues in my life right now and my heart just isn't into anything anymore. I have posts scheduled for a couple of weeks so you'll see my reviews/tour posts, but I won't be commenting much and I'm truly sorry for that. Please don't think I abandoned you if I don't comment much.
Sincere thanks to everyone who has been commenting this past week even though I've been absent. I don't know when I'll expect to be back, but I will let you all know.

Take care everyone.


Friday, 9 October 2015

Blog Tour Stop : The Name of the Game by Jennifer Dawson

Summary (from Goodreads)  

Title : The Name of the Game (Something New #3)
Author : Jennifer Dawson

Publication Date : September 29th 2015
Publisher : Zebra
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Some people follow the rules. . .

A professor of forensic anthropology, James Donovan is the reasonable sibling among the passionate, impulsive Donovans. But there's nothing reasonable about his reaction to baker Gracie Roberts. She's all wild curls and mouth-watering curves, as deliciously tempting as the sugary treats she's famous for--and twice as irritating. But before long, James decides that getting a taste of her is one indulgence he can't pass up. . .

Some people play to win. . .

Independent, smart, and sexy, Gracie's year-long dry spell has her itching for a man. Responsible, health-obsessed James? Not in a million years! She needs a guy who knows how to let loose! But when James sets out to show her just how satisfying a disciplined man can be when pleasure is at stake, she learns just how sweet--and spicy--he really is.

Have James and Gracie found the recipe for love?