Monthly Archives:: May 2013

May 15
Interview: Kendel Lynn

Interview: Kendel Lynn

I’m really excited to welcome the founder of Henery Press and author of Board Stiff today to Literary, etc! Her debut novel, Board Stiff, is such a fun read and is currently available in both paperback and in e-book format. I reviewed it here. If you haven’t tried any of the Henery Press titles, I highly recommend doing so! I have yet to read one I didn’t like. Q. Tell me something about Kendel Lynn other than the standard bio on your website. I’m an organizer and a list maker. I love making lists, then crossing them off, such a sense of accomplishment. I’m the same with writing. I keep a spreadsheet so I can track my daily word totals and progress. It’s exciting to meet my goals, seeing the… Read more »

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May 14

Sinful Sirens Blog Hop!

We’re excited to be part of the Sinful Sirens Blog Hop and what better way to turn up the heat this summer than to read a Tiffany Reisz book? Reisz’s fourth book, The Mistress (Original Sinner series) is scheduled for a July 30th release date. So to celebrate being a sinful siren, I decided to give away a signed paperback copy of Tiffany Reisz’s The Siren. One winner and the best part? It’s open international. Synopsis: Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day. Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding… Read more »

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May 14
Book Review: Colleen Hoover’s This Girl

Book Review: Colleen Hoover’s This Girl

It pains me to write this review as well as give it the rating I do because I LOVED Colleen Hoover’s Slammed. I knew This Girl was going to be Will’s point-of-view, but what I didn’t expect was to read Slammed all over again. If I wanted to reread it, I would have just picked up my copy and saved the $8 I paid. Colleen Hoover’s This Girl is the highly anticipated third book in the Slammed series. Will and Lake are now married and are on their honeymoon. One night, they are reminiscing on how they met and Lake asks Will to tell her what his first impression of her was. Will reluctantly agrees and along the way Lake discovers Will has been harboring a few secrets of his… Read more »

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May 13
Blog Tour: Review-Cathryn Fox’s Hold Me Down Hard

Blog Tour: Review-Cathryn Fox’s Hold Me Down Hard

Cathryn Fox’s Hold Me Down Hard is a novella and even though it’s a light read, it’s a sizzling page turner. By the end, you’ll be looking at a police uniform a little differently. Eden is an actress and keeps her feelings for her neighbor Jay a secret. With the help of her friends, they invent a scenario to get Jay to see Eden as more than a friend. On the other side of the hallway, Jay has a nightly ritual of checking in on Eden. He tries to convince himself it is because he’s a cop and not because of his growing feelings for her. When Eden convinces him to help her audition for an upcoming part she covets, Jay realizes he’s her ideal partner. Will Eden be able… Read more »

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May 12
Book Review: Robin Bielman’s Kissing the Maid of Honor

Book Review: Robin Bielman’s Kissing the Maid of Honor

Sela Sullivan would be happy if she never saw Luke Watters again. When her best friend, Vanessa, announces her brother is now is the best man at her wedding, Sela makes a wish at the town’s wishing well: to keep Luke away from her. Luke is recovering from an accident and he’s between photography jobs when he agrees to stand in for his sister’s fiancé’s best friend. When Sela walks into a family breakfast, he can’t keep his eyes off her. Sela isn’t disappointed to learn he doesn’t remember her, but in the back of her mind she can’t help but think back to the incident that ruined her reputation. Ten years ago, Luke announced to the entire school that she “kissed like corpse,” and since that painful event she… Read more »

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May 10
Book Review: Darlene Panzera’s Sweet On You

Book Review: Darlene Panzera’s Sweet On You

Darlene Panzera’s Sweet on You is the first novella in the Cupcake Diaries series. The second novella, Recipe for Love, and the third, Taste of Romance, will be released in the next two weeks. If you’re looking for a quick light read then you’re in luck! I enjoyed Sweet on You and particularly loved the opening scene! Andi, Rachel, and Kim have come together to celebrate Kim‘s birthday. The trio has a tradition that involves splitting a cupcake three ways every quarter. Unfortunately Andi was pressed for time and couldn’t buy one until she spots a man with a bakery box. With a little encouragement she walks up to Jake and offers to buy his cupcake. What ensues is cute tête-à-tête between Jake and Andi that will leave you with… Read more »

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May 09
Cover Reveal: Cindi Madsen’s Act Like You Love Me + Excerpt

Cover Reveal: Cindi Madsen’s Act Like You Love Me + Excerpt

I haven’t read the first book in the series, Falling For Her Fiance, but I am looking forwarding to reading it. The entire series sounds like a fun read. Lucky for us we have a cover reveal for book 2, Act Like You Love Me. * * * Series: Accidentally in Love Publication date: June 10, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Entangled Bliss Synopsis What would you do for a second chance with your first crush? Brynn McAdams isn’t the awkward drama geek she was in high school—she’s grown up and confident, or at least she likes to think so. But when her old crush, the impossibly handsome and impossibly unattainable Sawyer Raines, comes back to town to direct her community play, Brynn finds herself determined to be someone other… Read more »

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May 08
Spotlight: Allison Aushby’s The Heiresses + Giveaway

Spotlight: Allison Aushby’s The Heiresses + Giveaway

Title: The Heiresses Author: Allison Rushby Genre: New Adult Historical Publication Date: May 07, 2013 Publisher: St Martin’s Press Synopsis: In Allison Rushby’s Heiresses, three triplets–estranged since birth–are thrust together in glittering 1926 London to fight for their inheritance, only to learn they can’t trust anyone–least of all each other. When three teenage girls, Thalia, Erato and Clio, are summoned to the excitement of fast-paced London–a frivolous, heady city full of bright young things–by Hestia, an aunt they never knew they had, they are shocked to learn they are triplets and the rightful heiresses to their deceased mother’s fortune. All they need to do is find a way to claim the fortune from their greedy half-brother, Charles. But with the odds stacked against them, coming together as sisters may be… Read more »

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May 08
Interview: Allison Rushby

Interview: Allison Rushby

The following is a syndicated interview with Allison Rushby, author of The Heireses. Q. Where did you get the inspiration for The Heiresses? This is extremely embarrassing, but I think it was actually from watching a Dr Phil show, years ago. I can’t say too much as it will spoil the plot completely, but I saw a segment that involved a family and their genetic makeup and asked my husband (a medical specialist) about it all that evening. This led me to wondering how this family’s scenario might have played out if genetic testing was not available to them, which is the case in The Heiresses, set in 1920s London. Q. What other novels in the New Adult genre would you compare The Heiresses to? I think the obvious comparison… Read more »

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May 08
Book Review: Karen Robards’ The Last Victim + Giveaway

Book Review: Karen Robards’ The Last Victim + Giveaway

Doctor Charlotte “Charlie” Stone is expert in criminal pathology, but she hides a secret. Fifteen years ago, she was the sole survivor of the Boardwalk Killer’s attack and afterwards discovered she could see dead people. She keeps the knowledge of seeing the ghosts of victims to herself and instead focuses on what makes these monsters commit crimes. Charlie reluctantly agrees to assist the FBI in finding a teenage girl who may be the latest Boardwalk Killer’s victim or that of a copycat. There’s just a slight problem. Before she can dedicate herself to the case she needs to get rid of a pesky ghost. Michael Garland, a convicted serial killer won’t accept he’s dead and refuses to leave Charlie alone. Will Charlie be able to guide Garland towards the light… Read more »

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May 07
Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway-Arthur Gonzalez’s The Photo Traveler

Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway-Arthur Gonzalez’s The Photo Traveler

Today, I have the honor of having Arthur Gonzalez as our guest author and it’s also our stop on The Photo Traveler blog tour. I asked Arthur to write about the memory he’d love to revisit since The Photo Traveler is about being able to time travel to a particular moment in time (provided there’s a physical photograph or drawing). I reviewed The Photo Traveler here and you can read my interview with Arthur here. I hope you take the opportunity to add The Photo Traveler to your TBR list and get lost with Gavin. I really liked the book and I hope you do too. Okay, let me gather a box of Kleenex real quick. Got it. My father passed away six years ago (it will be six years… Read more »

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May 05
Book Review: Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return

Book Review: Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return

The River of No Return is Bee Ridgway’s debut novel and what a spectacular book it is! It’s a mixture of time travel with historical elements. Fans of early 19th century England will be in for a real treat as Ridgway does a superb job with the research and it’s easy to immerse yourself in the era. Readers will be left questioning time and how it coincides with our own emotions. I have no doubt that by the end of the book you’ll be looking at time a little differently. Ten years ago, Lord Nicholas Falcott, Marquess of Blackdown was fighting in one of the bloodiest sieges of the Napoleonic Wars, Badajoz. Facing death at the hands of a Frenchman, Nick suddenly finds himself waking up in a hospital room… Read more »

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