Jul 05
Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ A Gentleman Never Tells + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ A Gentleman Never Tells + Giveaway

The Essex Sisters series is one of my favorite books by Eloisa James. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour for the newest novella in the series, A Gentleman Never Tells, I couldn’t pass up the chance! If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, it’s not necessary to enjoy A Gentleman. We have good character development. Lizzie Troutt is a young widow who is kind and only wants to live her life on her own terms. She has no desire to remarry and keeps to herself. And we have Oliver Berwick, a country gentleman who deeply regrets his involvement in circulating nicknames given to a few women. Now charged with the care of his teenage niece, Hattie, Oliver is quick to see the… Read more »

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Jul 01
Book Review: Cathy Maxwell’s The Fairest of Them All

Book Review: Cathy Maxwell’s The Fairest of Them All

I’ve always enjoyed Cathy Maxwell’s books and sadly, I haven’t kept up with her. When given the opportunity to read The Fairest of Them All, I couldn’t pass up the chance to get reacquainted with her work! Fairest is the second in her Marrying the Duke series and if you haven’t the read the first, The Match of the Century, it’s not necessary to enjoy Fairest. We have really good character development. Lady Charlene Blanchard had a difficult childhood and I can’t imagine growing up the way she did. She’s feisty and courageous. Charlene is also very loyal to her friends and will do anything to make sure they have everything they need. And then we have Jack Whitridge, the long lost and presumed dead twin brother of the Duke… Read more »

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Jun 21
Blog Tour: Review-Karen Erickson’s Smolder + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Karen Erickson’s Smolder + Giveaway

Karen Erickson is an author I’ve always wanted to read, but haven’t had the chance. When the opportunity came to participate in the Smolder blog tour, I couldn’t say no. Smolder is the second book in the Wildwood series and if you haven’t read the first, Ignite, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Smolder. I will say this, there is a running story involving an arsonist and won’t say anything else because I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone. We have really good character development. Delilah Moore is a dance instructor and owns her own studio. She’s not afraid to go after what she wants and she has her eyes set on Deputy Sheriff Officer, Lane Gallagher. And what I can say about Lane?… Read more »

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Jun 08
Books Ahoy!: Cynthia Eden + Giveaway

Books Ahoy!: Cynthia Eden + Giveaway

Books Ahoy! is a feature inspired by Entertainment Weekly‘s “Books of My Life” column. I wanted to go beyond the interview and ask authors (and even readers) about their favorite books. Reading is a personal, but shared experience and what a great way to know someone by asking them about the books that shaped their life. No author or reader was forced to walk the plank. I’m excited to welcome Cynthia Eden to Lit, etc.! Torn is now available and it’s the fourth book in the LOST series. If you haven’t read the previous books in the series, it’s not necessary to enjoy Torn. Synopsis: In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent’s investigation entices a killer into making… Read more »

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May 23
Cover Reveal: Karen Erickson’s Torch

Cover Reveal: Karen Erickson’s Torch

I’m currently reading my first ever Karen Erickson novel, Smolder and I’m really enjoying it! I’m excited to participate in the cover real for the third book in the Wildwood series, Torch. * * * Title:Torch Author: Karen Erickson Publication date: August 16, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: Tate Warren has never met a woman he couldn’t charm-until now. Wren Gallagher won’t give him the time of day and it’s making him crazy. But he won’t give up without a fight… because there’s one thing he knows for sure: Enemies make the best lovers. Most women swoon over Tate’s devilish grin and firefighter uniform. But Wren couldn’t be less impressed by his good looks and flirtatious banter-in fact, she seems to downright despise him. She thinks he’s a player, but… Read more »

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May 18
Tawna Fenske’s The Fix Up Blitz + Giveaway

Tawna Fenske’s The Fix Up Blitz + Giveaway

Entangled is spotlighting their Queen of laughter, Tawna Fenske, her laugh out loud until your stomach hurts books, with a special sale and giveaway! I’ve never read her books, but they do sound fun! Right now The Fix Up is 99 cents and it’s a prefect opportunity to finally read one of her books! Plus enter to win one of the highly coveted Entangled mugs (I really want one!) Synopsis: While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an image makeover. Pronto. Enter Holly… Read more »

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Apr 10

Romantic Times (RT) Convention Teen Day + Interview with Erica Cameron

Each year, Romantic Times holds a Booklovers convention. This year it’ll be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio Hotel & Casino (only minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip!). One of the highlights of the convention is the annual Book Fair where attendees can meet their favorite authors and get their books signed. I’m so glad RT doesn’t exclude teen readers! On Saturday, April 16th, there will be a Teen Day and teens can participate in workshops and meet their favorite authors. There’s even a Teen Party! If you register early enough, you can get a pretty cool tote filled with some great swag and books (I’m so jealous of those who get a tote!). If you find yourself in the Las Vegas area with some free time, do… Read more »

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Mar 14
Dear Secret Sister #7

Dear Secret Sister #7

#OTSPSECRETSISTER is hosted by On the Same Page. It’s a six month “Secret Santa” type of set up, but instead of focusing on gifts, it’s a cheer club. Everyone is paired up and throughout the round, cards, little gifts, and cheer are sent. For more information about the set up and how to join the next round, see this post over at The Book Addicts Guide. Dear Round 4 Secret Sister: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I’ve quit my job to go to Hogwarts! Just kidding! 😉 Haha, but it’s been fun so far and I know we’ll have lots to catch up on! February Ah, what a fun package! I hope you don’t mind, but I shared the chocolates with the Veterans that came into the office. They loved being offered candy, so… Read more »

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Mar 09
Blogging Extravaganza: Interview with Myself

Blogging Extravaganza: Interview with Myself

Rachel over at Beauty and the Bookshelf created Blogging Extravaganza and it’s a short series of challenges to help bloggers think outside the box. I know I’ve written a few posts regarding my blogging slump and I’m hoping this will help get that mojo back. The first challenge, An Interview with Yourself, started today, but you can still join if you’re interested. Since this is a book blog, I decided to take a few questions I ask in my Books Ahoy! feature and apply them to me. My favorite book as a child: I drove my parents crazy with Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. I really liked that book! I also loved Scott O’Dell’s The Island of the Blue Dolphins. It’s based on the true story of Juana Maria,… Read more »

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Mar 08
Dear Secret Sister #6 (Round 3)

Dear Secret Sister #6 (Round 3)

#OTSPSECRETSISTER is hosted by On the Same Page. It’s a six month “Secret Santa” type of set up, but instead of focusing on gifts, it’s a cheer club. Everyone is paired up and throughout the round, cards, little gifts, and cheer are sent. For more information about the set up and how to join the next round, see this post over at The Book Addicts Guide. Dear Round 3 Secret Sister: I’m so excited to get to know who you are! I’ve been waiting on pins and needles and you’re taking your time revealing who you are. It’s okay, but I just want to thank you properly and give you all the virtual hugs you deserve! November What a fun package! I’ve heard a lot of great things about Dumplin’… Read more »

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Mar 07
If We Were Having Lunch: Second Edition

If We Were Having Lunch: Second Edition

Jaime at The Perpetual Page-Turner was inspired by a post written by Ashley (Your Super Awesome Life). Her post, If We were Having Coffee, is a great way to interact with others and share what’s going on in one’s life. If we were having lunch, I’d tell you- I finished the Harry Potter books and now I want all the HP fan items! Seriously, why did I wait so long to read this series? It’s been a journey with fun times and heartbreak (Cedric! Sirius! Dobby!). I’ve caught myself using a few HP references in real life (for example: I couldn’t find my keys and suddenly say out loud “Accio keys.” As it turns out, I’m still a muggle.). A full post on my overall thoughts of the series is… Read more »

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Mar 06
Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie: The Goblet of Fire

Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie: The Goblet of Fire

As several of you know, I’ve never read Harry Potter! I read The Sorcerer’s Stone in February 2014. I’ll admit, I sort of found The Goblet of Fire to be a dead bore especially with regards to the quidditch section. I did appreciate the set up because it answered a few questions I had, but overall, I just didn’t like Goblet of Fire that much. The Triwizard Tournament was interesting especially the introduction of the other European Wizard schools. Overall thoughts as I read: • Poor Harry! I wish he had some support from the Dursleys especially when it comes to his scar. • I enjoyed picturing Dumbledore sunbathing on a beach somewhere. LOL • “Their attitude had changed since they had found out that Harry had a dangerous murderer… Read more »

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