50 Badass Quotes From 50 Badass Women

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Who runs the world? Girls.
—Beyoncé Knowles

2.

Women hold all the power. They should use it like a whip, not offer it up like a sacrifice.
—Tarryn Fisher

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There’s nothing a man can do, that I can’t do better and in heels.
—Ginger Rogers

4.

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
—Roseanne Barr

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Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
—Charlotte Whitton

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Women are small and fragile…yet the power they hold is unmeasureable.
—Da Xia

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It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t.
—Carol K. Carr

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These days, I strive to be a bitch, because not being one sucks. Not being a bitch means…

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Booksting with CoHo and Renee Carlino!

Colleen Hoover

Welcome to Booksting With CoHo, a new post on my blog where I’ll be featuring new-to-me authors, authors who intrigue me, authors whose books I love and even awesome bloggers.

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My first author is Renee Carlino. Her newest book, Before We Were Strangers, releases on August 18th and it’s so, so good. I know, because I actually read it. Renee knows all the details of when I read it, but that stays between me and Renee.

I asked Renee a few questions and then I had her answer a few reader questions, which, btw, you guys are crazy. How do you want to die? What kind of question is that? Don’t worry, I included it. But first, let’s all be nosey and inspect the contents of Renee’s purse and analyze her personality.

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Okay, based on this pic, Renee likes her lips to be kissable, her hands to be clean, her…

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Graphics contest/GIVEAWAY!

Colleen Hoover

GRAPHICS CONTEST!

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November 9 is coming out in just a few weeks (Okay, like 14, but that’s really not very far away!)

I’m posting a few quotes from the book below and leaving it up to you guys to make some cool graphics that I can share online! If your graphic is chosen, you will win a signed copy of November 9, plus a $25 gift card to Amazon or iTunes! I’ll be choosing two or more winners every week until the book releases in November!

To enter, just make a graphic using one of the quotes provided, then post it on Instagram or Twitter. Make sure to use the hashtag #November9 and #ColleenHoover so I’ll find your graphics when I do my daily hashtag search! You can also tag me on FB or post the graphic to my author page, but FB sometimes hides stuff there. If you don’t…

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Cover Reveal: The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar

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We are so excited to be sharing the cover for Leylah Attar’s newest

novel releasing on August 4th – THE PAPER SWAN! Exciting, mysterious, unique and sexy, The Paper

Swan is one of our most anticipated reads of 2015. Add it to your TBR!

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Synopsis

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.

They lie.

For 21 days she held on.

But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.

Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means  certain death for one of the two men she loves.

A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. Please note: This is NOT a love triangle.

A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due  to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for…

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW AND EXCERPT – Elude by Rachel Van Dyken

A Literary Perusal

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Elude by Rachel Van Dyken

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 Synopsis:

Twenty-Four hours before we were to be married–I offered to shoot her.

Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.

Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.

One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.

But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.

I’d only use my gun to protect her.

I’d give my life for hers.

I’d cry.

And I would, most definitely, lose my heart, to a dying girl—a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.

I always believed the mafia would be my end game–where I’d lose my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption.

Or the beginning of…

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Cover Reveal: Tainted Black by Shanora Williams

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Title: Tainted Black
By Shanora Williams
Release Date: August 2015 (Official date TBD)
Cover Design by Cover Lust Designs
Synopsis
Dear Mr. Black, I know you were hurting. I heard your cries. I wished over and over again that I could make it better, but as you stated I was too inexperienced; too good for someone as bad as you. Perhaps you were right, but it didn’t matter because what I did know was that I loved the way you felt—loved the way you smelled. I loved how hard you got for me, and when you called me your Little Knight. I can still remember that day in the park, when you held me close and kissed me deep. How you effortlessly made me cry your name on top of sweet smelling grass, making me feel like the only girl in the world. I loved how you looked at me, how…

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, AND GIVEAWAY – The Hidden Library by Heather Lyons

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A Literary Perusal

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Thank you for joining us to learn all about my favorite read so far in 2015!  I adored The Collector’s Society and now Heather Lyons has given us an even better book with The Hidden Library.  Part adult fairy tale, part suspense, and part contemporary romance; this series has sucked me in!  — Whitney

ABOUT THE HIDDEN LIBRARY

Sometimes, the rabbit hole is deeper than expected . . . Alice Reeve and Finn Van Brunt have tumbled into a life of secrets. Some secrets they share, such as their employment by the clandestine organization known as The Collectors’ Society. Other secrets they carry within them, fighting to keep buried the things that could change everything they think they know.
On the hunt for an elusive villain who is hell-bent on destroying legacies, Alice, Finn, and the rest of the Society are desperate to unravel the mysteries surrounding them. But the…

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So You Think You Can Be An Author?

The Writer Mommy

*Warning: this post may or may not be full of sarcasm.*

You’ve written stories upon stories, you’ve researched the craft, you’ve read all of the books you can find about writing, you’ve subscribed to Writer’s Digest, you’ve read all of the posts your favorite famous authors have written on advice for aspiring authors, and you’ve even read posts written by new unknown authors who think they’re qualified enough to give advice to aspiring authors… I won’t mention any names… *cough cough* You’ve prepared yourself for one star reviews, you know they’re going to happen no matter what. In fact, you may only be expecting one star reviews because at this point you’ve already convinced yourself that your manuscript sucks major donkey balls. But, YOU ARE READY TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! Right?

Nuh uh. Not yet. But, that’s okay because that’s what I’m writing this post for. To give you a…

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Happy Release + Giveaway : When Fate Isn’t Enough by Isabelle Richards -When Fates Collide Series – Book 2

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When Fate Isnt Enough-highCan a romance that was written in the stars survive real life? Lily Clark and Gavin Edwards met when their lives collided in a crazy twist of fate. Their relationship started amidst chaos, fraught with lust, passion, and love. Building a life together will take more than destiny, especially when ghosts from their past try to tear them apart.

Needing a fresh start, Lily decides to escape her life in Washington, DC to join Gavin in London. Trust and faith have never come easily to Lily. She’ll be put to the test now that she and Gavin are living under the same roof.

To make matters worse, trouble finds Lily wherever she goes. She thought she’d rid herself of her late husband’s demons, but she soon learns that when you make a deal with the devil, he often comes back to up the ante. Can she learn to let Gavin…

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The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Rachel Higginson,★★★★★

Getting The Feels

Book review and giveaway! Comment on this post with your email to be entered to win a free copy on release day!

Dream Cast!!!

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Getting the Feel’s Review

I was initially intrigued to read this after seeing all the amazing reviews  and then I saw the cover. On the back I noticed the 5 stages that are mentioned in the book (Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance) and then I realized that these are actually the stages of a grief model used by Kubler-Ross. As a social worker I was immediately drawn to books that include my love of social work and therapy themes and ideals!

WHOA! JUST…..HOLY COW! I admit. I am a glutton for punishment. I literally have seached books that make people ugly cry. I need to feel the…

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