Monday, March 24, 2014


Hello all, Courtney here, as always in purple...and my lovely badass partner in crime in blue is Shelley! We are the reviewers here at MustReadBooksOrDie as you probably could tell...but we thought since it is our birthday we would share a few things with you! 

First, we realized that we really haven't ever told much about ourselves, so we're going to take a microsec to do that. I am twenty five and live in Missouri. I am currently slogging my way through nursing school so my current favorite saying is "Be nice to me, I could be your nurse someday." :P Hopefully in seven short weeks I will graduate with my RN and since I won't be in school I can READ so much more! 

I'm celebrating my 15th anniversary of being 25 and I live in Louisiana. I'm a high school English teacher slogging my way through grading essays...always grading those essays. And, I'm a smart ass and who has reportedly mastered the RBF (Urban Dictionary, if you aren't sure what that is).  

This is Courtney: 

And this is my normal state of being: Reading, sleeping, lounging, there he is. It's a miracle I haven't suffocated yet. 

Good news: My husband has finally figured out I need my books, blog and online friends to function... :) 

This is Shelley: 

These two photos represent my failed attempts at selfies..apparently it's an art I've yet to master. The one on the right is more me, I suppose. I love being outside,  I have an addiction to sunglasses, and I'm a goof. 

Anyways, the good stuff. The book stuff.

My TOP 10 Favorite books this year? From March of 2013-Now 
(In no particular order) 
1) The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
2) This Man Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas
3) Night Owl by M. Pierce
4) Semblance by Logan Patricks
5) The Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley (Okay, anything by Kristen Ashley)
6) Bad Things by R.K. Lilley
7) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
8) Blind Obsession by Ella Frank
9) Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski
10) Edible by Ella Frank

My List--in no particular order...because that just makes my brain hurt..

1. anything by Kristen Ashley
2. A Fighting Chance by A.J. Sand
3. Waiting on the Sidelines by Ginger Scott
4. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
5. Give Me series by Kate McCarthy
6. Blind Obsession..eff it, anything by Ella Frank
7. This Man trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas
8. The Assassins series by J.A. Redmerski
9. Karina Halle's The Artists Trilogy
10. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

It also shouldn't be any surprise that every single one of these books were recommended to me by Shelley! Every single one. She is a freaking Godsend, and my serious book soul mate. There is little we disagree on, and it is so much fun since we are very different...opposites do attract! We work so well together. I forget sometimes that I've only known Courtney for a seems like I've known her forever.

We've learned so much this year as well....about ourselves, about reading, about blogging, about writing...about everything. What to do...and definitely what NOT to do! I have a running list of words that if I ever use in any capacity Shelley is to fly to Missouri and shoot me! (erotic romance should never use the word dew or juices to describe bodily my opinion) And we have "met" so many amazing people along the way that we can now call friend. We love blogging, and we hope that there has been a book or two that we helped you decide to take a chance on. all of this. It's been such an insane and interesting journey so far and I can't wait to see what roads we'll take next and how this blog will change and grow in the future.

So we love you for reading our words. We know that sometimes we come off pretty insane, but if you can just imagine me speaking just like that (i.e OMG, WTELF) with lots of hand gestures...that's exactly how I like to describe a book that has fucked my mind, made me think, made me cry...and just made me feel. We're not your typical brand of review...but that's how we talk to each other, so it's how we talk to you! Enjoy and please do sign up for all of those giveaways! Sorry there is so many but we didn't figure you'd be complaining!!! To all of our faithful readers and friends and for those of you just stopping by for a quick visit, thank you so much for taking a minute to read our thoughts and letting us share. Now..go enter one of these giveaways so we can properly thank you!

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  1. Holy crap this giveaway is HUGE! I went to enter and there was just more and more giveaways! That is amazing! Congrats on the blogoversary : ) It was so much fun to see a bit more about you guys!

    1. Thanks Cece! Thanks for reading, we truly appreciate it! And sorry about all the rafflecopters! I was trying to make it easier so there wouldn't be any US only/International confusion!

  2. You guys, this is awesome!! Congratulations on turning and 1 - looooove your blog! And the giveaways, holy amazeballs!! xoxo

  3. You guise! This is amazing! Happy Birthday! You know how much I adore you both. <3 xx B

  4. OMG!!! Thank you sooo much for the giveaway and congratulations on your One year!! I sooooo love these authors too especially Aleatha!!

  5. Awesome Giveaway! Congrats on One Year!

  6. Thanks for the chance, this giveaway is a big deal! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary.

  7. Amazing giveaways!!! Congrats on your blogoversary!!


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