• {ARC Review+Giveaway} Compulsion by @MartinaABoone @simonschuster

  • {ARC Review+Giveaway} Embers by @KarenAnnHopkins

  • {Giveaway} The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima #TheSorcererHeir

  • {Review+Giveaway} Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey @juliealindsey @lyricalpress

  • {Excerpt+Giveaway} Writing Great Books for Young Adults By Regina L. Brooks

  • {Review+Giveaway} Just Desserts by @TriciaQuinnies @SwoonRomance

Oct 23
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Compulsion by @MartinaABoone @simonschuster

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Compulsion by @MartinaABoone @simonschuster

Compulsion by Martina Boone Pages: 448 Published on: October 28, 2014 by Simon and Schuster, Simon Pulse Genres: Family, Fantasy & Magic, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Young Adult Series: Heirs of Watson Island #1 Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher Beautiful Creatures meets The Body Finder in Compulsion, the first novel in a spellbinding new trilogy. Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions. Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help… Read more »

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Oct 22
{Review} Priya In Heels @ByAyeshaPatel @EPEmbrace

{Review} Priya In Heels @ByAyeshaPatel @EPEmbrace

Priya In Heels by Ayesha Patel Pages: 436 Published on: September 15, 2014 by Entangled Embrace Genres: contemporary, Family, Love & Romance, New Adult Source: eARC from Publisher Love doesn’t conquer all…does it? Priyanka Patel is the epitome of an obedient daughter. She’s finishing up her medical residency at one of Houston’s busiest emergency departments, and has agreed—albeit reluctantly—to marry the man her family has chosen for her. The only thing that can derail the “perfect” life laid out before her is the sexy musician down the hall who wants into her life…and into her bed. Tyler O’Connor has been infatuated with Priya since she treated his sprained ankle in the ER, and after saving her from a brutal attack, he can’t get her out of his head. When Priya puts her family’s wishes before their relationship, agreeing to an arranged marriage with another man, Tyler is devastated. Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and… Read more »

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Oct 21
{ARC Review} A Week In New York by Louise Bay @LouisesBay

{ARC Review} A Week In New York by Louise Bay @LouisesBay

A Week In New York by Louise Bay Pages: 112 Published on: October 21, 2014 by Createspace Independent Pub Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult Series: The Empire State Trilogy #1 Source: eARC from Author Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She’s tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she’s a magnet for men who don’t deserve her. A week’s vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun. Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn’t date, he doesn’t stay the night, and he doesn’t make any promises. It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken. A Week in New York is the first in a… Read more »

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Oct 20
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Embers by @KarenAnnHopkins

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Embers by @KarenAnnHopkins

Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins Pages: 357 Published on: October 21, 2014 by Createspace Independent Pub Genres: Angels, dark, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult Series: Wings of War #1 Source: eARC from Author There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. And she may be the only hope mankind has as the rapture approaches and evil rises. Embers is an epic paranormal adventure about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that she’s immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt’s boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember’s exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she finds out that she’s a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember learns about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two young men who… Read more »

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Oct 20
{Giveaway} The Heir Chronicles by  Cinda Williams Chima #TheSorcererHeir

{Giveaway} The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima #TheSorcererHeir

This past Saturday was my birthday and I was out of town celebrating (which is why it was quiet over the weekend here at Book Briefs. I had a great time and my Seminoles even pulled out a last second win against Notre Dame. That game was intense! Today I am back and sharing the love with a super exciting giveaway. In anticipation for the release of the 5th book in the Heir Chronicles, The Sorcerer Heir,  Disney- Hyperion has given me a complete set of the series to give away to one lucky person! I like to think it is in celebration of my birthday as well as The Sorcerer Heir’s birthday, which is tomorrow October 21st! ABOUT THE HEIR CHRONICLES The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world. Series order: The Warrior Heir The Wizard Heir The Dragon Heir The Enchanter Heir The Sorcerer Heir   Praise… Read more »

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Oct 17
{Review+Giveaway} Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey @juliealindsey @lyricalpress

{Review+Giveaway} Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey @juliealindsey @lyricalpress

Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey Pages: 280 Published on: October 6, 2014 by Lyrical Press Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Greek & Roman, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, mythology, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Series: Calypso #1 Source: eARC from Publisher Calypso, #1 On the other side of death, is destiny. Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader. Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend…who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can,… Read more »

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Oct 16
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Writing Great Books for Young Adults By Regina L. Brooks

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Writing Great Books for Young Adults By Regina L. Brooks

Today I have something a little different for you. Instead of a fiction book, I am excited to feature a book for all the authors and aspiring Authors in Young Adult land. Check out this excerpt and be sure to enter the giveaway to win a copy from Sourcebooks fire! Writing Great Books For Young Adults By Regina L. Brooks Published: October 7, 2014 Publisher: SourceBooks Fire Break into the Young Adult market with this indispensable guide! With an 87 percent increase in the number of young adult titles published in the last two years, the young adult market is one of the healthiest segments in the industry. Surprisingly, despite this, little has been written to help authors hone their craft, and truly connect with the young adult audience. Writing Great Books for Young Adults gives writers all the advice they need to tap this this incredible and innovative market. Literary agent Regina L. Brooks shows writers how to listen to young adults so that they can create characters their audience… Read more »

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Oct 15
{Review+Giveaway} Just Desserts by @TriciaQuinnies  @SwoonRomance

{Review+Giveaway} Just Desserts by @TriciaQuinnies @SwoonRomance

Just Desserts by Tricia Quinnies Pages: 171 Published on: October 7, 2014 by Swoon Romance Genres: contemporary, Death & Dying, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, New Adult Source: eARC from Publisher Sadie Maxon’s almost done baking desserts and waitressing at her father’s trendy diner in Lake Geneva. But things aren’t going well, and she’s anxious to get back to Chicago to finish grad school. When Quinn Laughton, a contractor renovating the Wrigley mansion on the lake, offers to buy the crumbling diner, Sadie finds herself in trouble. She can’t resist his deal or his sexy down-to-earth sweetness. Maybe Chicago and grad school can wait. . . When Sadie finds out that Quinn is a Wrigley, she isn’t sure whether she’s just a business opportunity to him, or if perhaps something more, and starts to doubt what she feels. To convince Sadie of his intentions, Quinn mixes up his own batch of romance and passion, hoping the way to Sadie’s heart is through his charm! But will Sadie’s small town… Read more »

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Oct 14
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Sweet Unrest by @LisaMaxwellYA @fluxbooks

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Sweet Unrest by @LisaMaxwellYA @fluxbooks

Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell Pages: 336 Published on: October 8, 2014 by flux, Penguin Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Source: eARC from Publisher Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dark dreams. Dreams of a long-ago place filled with people she shouldn’t know…but does. When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. Lucy knows Alex is hiding something, and her rational side doesn’t want to be drawn to him. But she is. As she tries to uncover Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home, and Lucy finds herself ensnared in a century-old vendetta. With the lives of everyone she loves in danger, Lucy will have to unravel… Read more »

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Oct 13
{Review+Giveaway} Promise Me This by @Christina_Lee04  @BerkleyRomance

{Review+Giveaway} Promise Me This by @Christina_Lee04 @BerkleyRomance

Promise Me This by Christina Lee Pages: 159 Published on: October 7, 2014 by Intermix, Penguin Genres: contemporary, New Adult, Romance Series: Between Breaths #4 Source: eARC from Publisher A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side… Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It’s not that he doesn’t respect or trust women; he doesn’t trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn’t do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl… Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn’t take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly. With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside… Read more »

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