Monthly Archives:: August 2013

Aug 20
Playing With Her Heart Release Day Blitz : Excerpt + Giveaway

Playing With Her Heart Release Day Blitz : Excerpt + Giveaway

I admit, I’ve never read Lauren Blakely and Playing With Her Heart is on my TBR list (I have an ARC) and I’m really looking forward to reading this! Today, we’re participating in a release day blitz and giveaway. The giveaway is tour wide and there are some awesome prizes! Plus, we have an excerpt! Synopsis: When you’re acting the role of a lifetime, how can you know if love is real—or all just a part of the show? Twenty-three year old rising theatre star Jill McCormick has built a life out of pretending. Pretending she’s happy, pretending her long-distance crushes add up to something real, pretending she’s not haunted by the dark secret that shattered her world six years ago. Cast in her first Broadway show, she desperately needs… Read more »

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Aug 19
Book Review: Maya Cross’ Lockout

Book Review: Maya Cross’ Lockout

I wish Lockout was one of those novellas you could easily pick up and read from that particular moment, but alas it is not. If you haven’t read Locked then read it before proceeding to Lockout otherwise you’ll be lost. Maya Cross’ Lockout picks up right where Locked left off, with Sophia walking away from Sebastian after the text she sees he receives. When Sebastian wakes the next morning, he’s stunned to find her missing and attempts to make thing right. Sophia doesn’t want anything to do with him, but against her better judgment she relents. A majority of the novella takes place with Sebastian traveling, but he leaves her with a gift and specific instructions that she follows. Sebastian is training her to become his sub and she willingly… Read more »

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Aug 15
Cover Reveal: J Lynn’s Trust in Me + Giveaway

Cover Reveal: J Lynn’s Trust in Me + Giveaway

Giveaway is located below the cover. Are you ready to see it? * * * Synopsis: It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story. Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head. Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her… Read more »

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Aug 13
Blog Tour: Review-Eliza Watson’s Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Eliza Watson’s Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir + Giveaway

Eliza Waston’s Kissing My Old Life Au Revior was a delightful surprise! When event planner extraordinaire Samantha Hunter arrives in Paris, it’s for work, but decides to visit her sister Libby. Libby surprises Samantha by announcing her 8 month pregnancy and Samantha begins to make plans to take Libby back home. Samantha is also dealing with work issues and worries about her future promotion. Add a sexy French puppeteer and everything Samantha knows is thrown out the window. When Libby disappears shortly after giving birth Samantha is on the trail to find her. What she finds will make her question everything she’s worked for and she has to struggle with putting the past to rest. The writing is engaging and it’s a fast paced read. Some things get resolved a… Read more »

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Aug 11

Free eRead-a-thon Challenge: Literary Cuisine

Welcome to the first Free eRead-a-thon challenge! You have to be a participant and signed up in order to participate, but if you haven’t signed up there’s still time! Food often appears in some format in the books we read and therefore we have a recipe challenge! There will be two options. Option 1: Post a recipe from the book of your free eread that you’ve come across. Let’s say a character bakes a batch of chocolate chip bacon cookies. You can post a recipe for it. Option 2: This option allows you to create a recipe or pair one with the book you’ve read or are reading. Reading a cheesy love story? Maybe macaroni cheese might be the thing. Book is a sinful delight? Pair it with a sinful… Read more »

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Aug 11

Free eRead-a-thon Prize List

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors! Amy Maurer Jones Soul Quest (ebook) Do you remember how horrified you were about the idea of attending high school? I remember ticking off those last miserable days of my summer vacation following my eighth grade year. Maybe you don’t, maybe you were one of ‘those people.’ You know who I’m talking about, people like Melissa Small, the distinguished District Attorney, Larry Small’s daughter, popular, gorgeous… and absolutely terrifying to someone like me, Liv Glyn. No, I am far from measuring up to the standards required to make Melissa’s crowd. I’m not even close. I’m just a simple man’s daughter, mostly tolerated by my peers with average looks. If this isn’t depressing enough for you, stay tuned, it gets worse. I was commanded with… Read more »

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Aug 11

Free eRead-a-thon Goal Post

(Hosted by Consuming Worlds & Literary, etc) Woo-hoo! It’s started! I have a few dozen ebooks…okay more than that so I’m still thinking of the books I want to tackle. But first, I’m going to finish The Sweetest Revenge by Dawn Halliday since I’m 55% in and I started that a few months ago. Sunday Number of books I’ve read today: Number of pages I’ve read today: Total number of books / pages I’ve read so far: Monday Number of books I’ve read today: Number of pages I’ve read today: Total number of books / pages I’ve read so far: Tuesday Number of books I’ve read today: Number of pages I’ve read today: Total number of books / pages I’ve read so far: Wednesday Number of books I’ve read today:… Read more »

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Aug 10
Blog Tour: Review: Carolyn Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review: Carolyn Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All + Giveaway

Fairy tale retellings are often difficult because the author has to step away from the original text and give it their own twist. Carolyn Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All is a deliciously dark retelling of two beloved childhood stories, Snow White and Rapunzel. Growing up, I didn’t care much for Rapunzel and much preferred Snow White’s tale. When the opportunity came to review Turgeon’s The Fairest of Them All, I couldn’t pass it up! I mean Rapunzel as Snow White’s evil stepmother? Yes, please! Narration is first person and told via Rapunzel’s perspective. It is in essence, Rapunzel’s story and in many ways, it needed to be told via her narrative. As for the actual tale, it’s your typical Rapunzel story with a few key changes. Mathena raises Rapunzel,… Read more »

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Aug 09
Film Friday: Summer in February

Film Friday: Summer in February

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. Dan Stevens left Downton Abbey to focus on film projects and one of them was actually Summer in February. It’s based on Jonathan Smith’s book and Smith adapted his novel (which bears the same name as the film) into the screenplay. Based on a true story it stars Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens and Hattie Morahan and focuses on the early 20th century love triangle between British artist Alfred Munnings, his friend Gilbert Evans and Florence Carter-Wood. Summer in February (2013)

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Aug 08
Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement

Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement

Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement is the second book in The Survivors’ Club series. It picks up a few weeks shortly after The Proposal ended and if you haven’t read the first in the series, The Proposal, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy The Arrangement. It’s not easy writing a beta hero and even more so one that has a disability. Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, comes home blind after his first battle. His mother and sisters take turns taking care of him when all he wants is to be free. When his mother invites a friend and her daughter for a visit, Vincent doesn’t mind at first until he hears the daughter utter the words that have him fleeing, “I wouldn’t mind.” He doesn’t want a woman… Read more »

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Aug 06
Book Review: Tara Sue Me’s The Dominant

Book Review: Tara Sue Me’s The Dominant

If Tara Sue Me’s The Dominant sounds awfully familiar to Fifty shades of Grey, it’s because this is the fan fiction that EL James borrowed from as she wrote Fifty Shades (according to the research I did). To be truthful, as I read I did get undertones of Fifty especially with Nathaniel owning his own financial firm to outlining when Abby will eat and exercise. The Dominant is also the second book in The Submissive series. Narration is first person and told via Nathaniel’s point of view. I liked Nathaniel and it’s clear he’s a good guy. The financial market is down and he’s opted to forgo his own personal salary so his employees get paid. He’s helpful and even helps a child by donating his own bone marrow. Despite… Read more »

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Aug 06
5 Books That Need Sequels & 5 That Should Never See the Light of Day

5 Books That Need Sequels & 5 That Should Never See the Light of Day

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels. I’ve listed 5 books or series that I could keep reading and 5 that should have ended. 5 books or series I could keep reading Brenda Joyce’s Francesca Cahill series. The last book was Deadly Vows and I waited a little over 7 years for this book. Joyce mentioned if it sold well, her publisher would commission one or two books, but leading up to publication date there was no promotion on her part or her publishers. I really wanted another book because it leaves so many characters in limbo. Did Maggie marry Fran’s brother? What of Bragg and his wife? Did they make up and how’s married life treating… Read more »

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