Monthly Archives:: January 2014

Jan 16
Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s Bad Behavior

Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s Bad Behavior

Jennifer Lane’s Bad Behavior picks up right where On Good Behavior left off. If you haven’t read On Good Behavior it is necessary to do so in order to understand why Sophie and Grant are in the position they are in. After Logan’s death and Carlo’s attack on Sophie and her friend, both Grant and Sophie attempt to leave the past behind. Both begin to attend regular sessions with Sophie’s psychologist, Dr. Hunter and with Hunter’s help they begin to overcome their own personal demons. While things begin to fall into place, they are dealt two unexpected blows. The first surrounds Grant’s nephew, Ben, and his attempt to keep him away from his Mafia family, but when Ben finds out what his father did to Sophie, Grant knows he has… Read more »

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Jan 13
Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

I’m happy to welcome Maya Rodale to Lit, etc! Today she’s talking about her newest release The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement. You can read an exclusive excerpt here. A fine Fauxmance: when fake engagement leads to true love with the bad boy billionaire 1. It starts with a prank… Let’s be real—no one just decides to pretend to be engaged. But sometimes friends take your iPhone. And sometimes friends have a wicked sense of humor and post things like “Jane Sparks and Duke Austen are engaged!” on Facebook when Jane and Duke have only shared one super sexy kiss. 2. …And continues with a crazy scheme. Jane assumes they’ll tell everyone it’s a prank. Duke has other ideas. He persuades her to fake an engagement—it’ll help him repair his… Read more »

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Jan 13
Excerpt: Maya Rodale’s The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement

Excerpt: Maya Rodale’s The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement

As part of the Maya Rodale blog tour, I have an exclusive excerpt to share! This sounds like such a fun read and it’s the companion to The Wicked Wallflower, but you don’t have to read Wallflower to enjoy this. Synopsis: (This is the contemporary version of The Wicked Wallflower.) The first installment of a sexy, whirlwind romance about a modern day heroine writing historical romance novels based on her romantic misadventures with the bad boy billionaire. Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it’s discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (One hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she’ll be humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected. He plays… Read more »

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Jan 12
One Liners:  Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

One Liners: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away? Today’s book is Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451… Read more »

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Jan 09
The Roundtable: Reading Signed Books

The Roundtable: Reading Signed Books

Signed books! I love them and yet loathe them. Why? On the one hand, it’s like winning the lottery when you get a book signed. It’s your opportunity to fangirl / fanboy with the author about what a great book they wrote and you have something personal. Then I find myself with a slight problem especially when it comes to rereads and not wanting to touch the signed copy! I imagine a hundred years from now at an auction house a future descendant selling it and it not going for more because of stains or wear around the edges. Yeah I’m weird like that. Blame the historian in me. Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) once remarked that a gentleman needed three copies of every book: one for keeping, one for reading… Read more »

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Jan 08
Cover Reveal: Christina Lee’s Whisper to Me

Cover Reveal: Christina Lee’s Whisper to Me

Christina Lee fans: mark your calendars! Whisper to Me will be released in May 2014 and we have a cover reveal! This is Rachel’s story and if you’re new to the series, all books are standalones with a happy ending. Are you ready to see the cover? It’s beautiful! * * * Title: Whisper to Me Author: Christina Lee Series: Between Breaths #3 Anticipated Publication date: May 20, 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: InterMix Synopsis: A hot and consuming New Adult romance about a wayward musician and the one girl who keeps him grounded… At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d… Read more »

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Jan 07
Book Review: Gretchen Archer’s Double Whammy

Book Review: Gretchen Archer’s Double Whammy

Unemployed former police officer Davis Way is down on her luck when she gets a job too good to be true. Working undercover in a Biloxi casino Davis is given a set of instructions and that’s to figure out how a particular slot machine is won. At first Davis grudgingly takes on the job, but the further she digs the more she finds that some things just don’t make sense. For example, what does her ex-husband have to do with the slot machines? Suddenly Davis finds herself in too deep and when she’s arrested for attempted murder no one believes her story and to make matters worse, there’s questions surrounding her identity. Will Davis be able to prove her innocence before the real culprit skips town? We have good character… Read more »

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Jan 04

Postscript: December 2013

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season. As for me, December was a busy month but not because I was out participating in events, but rather…I started a new job! It’s been crazy just trying to find a routine that works with blogging and I think I’m starting to find my footing again. Just be aware that things may be a little slower on my end as I find a routine. A reminder that giveaway winners are always announced on the Facebook page, but you can always check the giveaway page where it not only lists current giveaways, but the names of winners as well. What’s coming in 2014 to Literary, etc? Well, Danielle from Consuming Worlds and I are hosting another Free Read-athon and we’re… Read more »

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Jan 02
Excerpt: Lisa Desrochers’ A Little Too Hot

Excerpt: Lisa Desrochers’ A Little Too Hot

If January 21st can’t come soon enough never fear! I have an excerpt for Lisa Desrochers’s A Little Too Hot! It’s the third book in her A Little Too Far series and looks like another great book from Lisa. Synopsis: If you play with fire… Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them. Harrison Yates is… Read more »

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Jan 02
Spotlight: Christopher Reardon’s Obstacles

Spotlight: Christopher Reardon’s Obstacles

Title: Obstacles Author: Christopher Reardon Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: A child will die. You’re afraid to live. Would you go to all lengths to save him? Darkness knows no bounds, as Alcott, an African American doctor sees all too well. The man is petrified by death. His fragile existence rests at the mercy of the universe. This fact is far too much for him to handle. From unyielding nightmares to elevator terrors, he’s lost in paranoia. Assigned to look after an ill child, Alcott’s horrors only heighten. Gari is a nine-year-old boy with a fatal disease. He will surely pass on within the year. Alcott bonds with him more and more each day. Part of him knows this grim fate just isn’t right. Alcott befriends a hospital patient. This lunatic forces… Read more »

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Jan 01
Cover Reveal: Molly McAdams’ Deceiving Lies

Cover Reveal: Molly McAdams’ Deceiving Lies

Molly McAdams fans: mark your calendars! Deceiving Lies will be released in March 2014 and we have a cover reveal. * * * Title: Deceiving Lies Author: Molly McAdams Series: Forgiving Lies #2 Anticipated Publication date: March 04, 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: William Morrow Impulse Synopsis: Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they’ve had, she’s ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there’s something else waiting—something threatening to tear them apart. Kash is ready for it all with Rach. Especially if all includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. With his line of work, he knows how short life can be,… Read more »

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Jan 01

Happy 2014!

New Year’s marks a new beginning. New people to meet, new adventures to enjoy, and new memories to create. Wishing you the happiest New Year ever!

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