Monthly Archives:: August 2014

Aug 11
Book Review: Lisa Jensen’s Alias Hook

Book Review: Lisa Jensen’s Alias Hook

Imagine for a moment that there was more to the story of your favorite childhood book and more than one side to the tale? Welcome to Lisa Jensen’s Alias Hook, where the infamous Captain Hook is doomed to spend eternity in Neverland and forced to relive his death. We have good character development, though Jensen does focus a lot on Hook’s character. It makes sense since this is his story. Meet Captain James Benjamin Hookbridge, an educated privateer and the son of gentleman. His father wants him to marry, but Hook wants to do things on his own terms. I won’t go into detail regarding what’s expected of Hook because I want you to meet him and get to know him as I did. Then there’s Stella Parrish, who may… Read more »

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Aug 10
Introducing #bookbrag

Introducing #bookbrag

The awesome team behind the Macmillan Publishers Author Events Twitter account have created #bookbrag. Basically it’s a fun way to showcase your love for all bookish things including meeting your favorite authors, finding an awesome book, meeting other book lovers, and the list goes on and on. The best part? It doesn’t have to be related to the Macmillan publishing house! How do you get involved? It’s easy. On Tumblr: 1. Post your #bookbrag to your own Tumblr blog and tag the post #bookbrag and they’ll reblog it. 2. Submit your #bookbrag to bookbrag.tumblr.com/submit You can also hashtag your pictures / tweets on Twitter using: #bookbrag. I hope several of you will get involved and hopefully find a new author to follow or perhaps stumble upon a cool new read.

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Aug 04
Book Review: Phoebe Fox’s The Breakup Doctor

Book Review: Phoebe Fox’s The Breakup Doctor

Move over Carrie Bradshaw, there’s a new expert on relationships and it’s Brook Odgen, aka The Breakup Doctor. As for character development, it’s a bit weak. We get to know our main character, Brook very well. Immediately we’re informed about her job situation and the status of her love life. She’s a bit quirky in the sense that she tries not to make certain situations about her, but in the end somehow manages to do so (more about this later). In many ways, I can see Brook taking on her mother’s sense of being dramatic (her mother is an actress) without realizing it. Then there’s Sasha, Brook’s best friend since childhood. We don’t get to know Sasha very well and what do know about her is solely from Brook. We… Read more »

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Aug 03
Postscript: July 2014

Postscript: July 2014

Happy August everyone! I hope July was good to you and if not, I hope August is better. My review mojo seems to be back (I hope) and I’m working on a few reviews and features. During the course of the month and even into September (and maybe October), I’m going to be working on overhauling Lit, etc. and that even includes maybe a new layout / header. I know there are tags that need to be cleaned up and added, etc. I’m also hoping to launch a new feature that both readers and authors can participate in. More about that feature a little later. In the meantime, here’s what you may have missed in July! News and Features Tips & Tricks: Amazon Alternatives One Liners: Tempting the Billionaire Top… Read more »

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Aug 02
Blog Tour: Review-Lauren Layne’s Only with You + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Lauren Layne’s Only with You + Giveaway

Lauren Layne is an author I’ve wanted to read ever since I won a copy of After the Kiss, but haven’t had the chance to do so. When I read the synopsis to Only with You, I knew I had to read it and when the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance! We have really good character development. Sophie Dalton is relatable and likeable. She’s always done what was expected of her, but she’s a free spirit. I liked that she’s up for a challenge and isn’t one to give up easily. As for Grayson Wyatt, I adored his personality! Some might accuse of him of being stiff and formal, but he follows a particular protocol; he knows there are boundaries at… Read more »

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