{Guest Post+Giveaway} Raining Embers by @JessicaDall @RAPublishing
{Giveaway} Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop
{Giveaway} May I suggest Giveaway Hop
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May 23
{Review} Hell on Heels by Victoria Vane

{Review} Hell on Heels by Victoria Vane

Hell on Heels is the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Hotel Rodeo by Victoria Vane. It is the story of two bull headed, stubborn individuals  named Monica and Ty. Right from the start, I knew this was going to be a back and forth battle between the two of them. And I was right-it sure is a fiery story. This series is a bit of an interesting setup. Books 1 and 2 are both about Ty and Monica, so there is a cliff-hanger at the end of this one. And then, book 3 is about another couple. (I am unsure if their story is going to be a one or two book deal.) But Hell on Heels is a fun read that is very quick. You could easily read books 1 and 2 in one day if you wanted to wrap up Monica and Ty’s story. I kind of wish I had book 2 on hand, so I could do just that. Hell on Heels deals with… Read more »

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May 22
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Raining Embers by @JessicaDall @RAPublishing

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Raining Embers by @JessicaDall @RAPublishing

Today I have author Jessica Dall here to talk about the world she created for her Order and Chaos series.  I am super excited because The Renaissance and Ancient Rome two of my very favorite time periods! Welcome Jessica! The World of Raining Embers One of the things I love most about writing fantasy is the chance it gives to build an entire new world while writing. Since I’ve always been a history buff, a lot of the world of Raining Embers takes its cues from “real” world history. Unlike many high fantasy novels, though, I didn’t want to use Medieval England as my jumping off point. As much as I love the middle ages, moving time periods allowed me to not only learn more about new time periods but allowed me to get away from the Tolkien-esque feel that I didn’t feel suited my novel. So, instead, I started blending two different time periods: The Italian Renaissance: The largest single influence on my world building was certainly the renaissance…. Read more »

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May 21
{Giveaway} Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Book Pack

{Giveaway} Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Book Pack

~~~~~~ HUGE $2000 Giveaway! ~~~~~~~ Welcome, fans of the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy genres! This one is just for you!  And really, it is! 21 best selling authors have come together to provide this EPIC giveaway, and they have devised the perfect plan for vetting winners and making sure these awesome prizes go to true fans of the genre–so if that’s you, don’t worry, we won’t let giveaway bots or cheaters steal your prize!   Our only rules for winning: 1 Entry Per Person (plus the additional entries you get for referring friends) and You Must LOVE Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy! By entering this giveaway, you will be subscribed to the newsletters of sponsoring authors for opportunities to snag more great deals, giveaways, and freebies, though you can unsubscribe at any time. Find the link to the giveaway at the bottom of the page. Join the facebook event here:     Not only will one grand prize winner snag a $2000 Gift Card, there are also a TON of fabulous… Read more »

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May 20
{Review+Giveaway} The Moorigad: The Complete Age of the Hybrid series by @DebraKristi

{Review+Giveaway} The Moorigad: The Complete Age of the Hybrid series by @DebraKristi

The Age of the Hybrid series by Debra Kristi is a three book trilogy called The Moorigad. Now you can get the complete story with all three books-in-one, including additional chapters. I had never heard of the series before I saw the complete all in one collection, and honestly this is the way I would have preferred it. I am not sure I would have kept up with the series one book at a time, but being able to read them all in one, with the extra chapters was great. I really enjoyed this story. It was a cool fantasy with lots of interesting magical elements and creatures. The carnival setting was perfect for the story as well, and it led to some vivid scenes. The Moorigad series is classified as adult, but I think it is more new adult age group. Either way, I think fans of both age groups will enjoy this series. One of my favorite aspects of this series was the setting. All three of the… Read more »

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May 19
{Release Day Review} Wasted Words by Staci Hart @imaquirkybird @givemebooksblog

{Release Day Review} Wasted Words by Staci Hart @imaquirkybird @givemebooksblog

Wasted Words is a new adult romantic comedy by Staci Hart. Wasted Words is inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, and I have to say this is one of the best new adult romantic comedies that I have read in a long time. I really, loved it. I loved Cam. I loved Tyler. I loved the two of them together. I just loved it. Wasted Words is a quirky, refreshing, and completely addicting romance. I could not get enough of it. One of my favorite reads of 2016 for sure. Cam works at a comic book/book store/bar. Does that alone, not sound freakin’ awesome? I want one of those where I live. A bookstore and a bar all in one? Sign me up. I knew right away that I was going to like Cam. In the very first chapter of the story Cam started her match making with an Outlander reading girl and an Anime reading guy. (And by the way, Wasted Words marks the second book I have read in… Read more »

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May 19
{Exclusive Guest Post} Highly Illogical Behavior by John @Corey_Whaley

{Exclusive Guest Post} Highly Illogical Behavior by John @Corey_Whaley

Today I have John Corey Whaley, the author of Highly Illogical Behavior  at Book Briefs to share 25 facts about him that you didn’t know. Welcome Corey! 25 Random Things About John Corey Whaley: I’m a professional-grade whistler. I’m not kidding. I can whistle most anything you name and I can usually do it from hearing a song just once. I hate lettuce. Hate it.  It tastes like poison to me.  And this is very funny and confusing to most people. Adults in costumes (a la Halloween or at theme parks, etc.) really bother me. I don’t trust them.  What are they hiding? I have a love/hate relationship with politics, but still may go into them someday if the mood strikes. I minored in French in college, and I used to be partially fluent, but now I can barely understand a word unless it’s written down for me. I’m allergic to Penicillin. The miracle drug.  Of course. (Turns out, antibiotics are most likely not that great for us, so joke’s… Read more »

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May 18
{Review} @Finding_Fraser by @KCDyer @BerkleyRomance

{Review} @Finding_Fraser by @KCDyer @BerkleyRomance

Finding Fraser is an adult romantic comedy by author K.C. Dyer. This book is a hoot and a half. It is a mad hat journey of an almost 30 year old that feels her life spiraling out of control after a bad marriage/divorce, and work situation. She decides that the answer to all of her troubles is to find a real life version of her favorite book boyfriend, Jamie Fraser. Come on, who among us has not fantasized about our favorite book boyfriend becoming real. And sweeps us off our feet. If you say you haven’t thought about that, I am going to boldly suggest that you are a liar-liar pants on fire. Jamie Fraser is the main romantic interest in Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series. I myself have never read the Outlander series, but people are saying this is a must read for Outlander and Jamie fans. I can’t speak to that, since I have not yet read the series, but I will say this. Finding Fraser was one heck… Read more »

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May 17
{Review+Giveaway} The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross @katrossauthor

{Review+Giveaway} The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross @katrossauthor

The Midnight Sea is the first in the young adult fantasy series, called The Fourth Element, by Kat Ross. The Midnight Sea is what I would describe as high fantasy, and I loved it. It kind of reminded me of the Storm Siren trilogy by Mary Weber. Kat Ross creates a rich fantasy world, full of new and scary creatures, lots of magical powers, and an intricately woven plot that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. (and then maybe even longer because there is a cliff hanger on this one.) The Midnight Sea is the story of Nazafareen, and her “good” daeva, or demon, Darius. In this world they use the good demons, or demons who have been trained in the way of the light to defeat the bad demons- the Druj. Humans with powers, or the capability of having powers (I was a little unclear as to this part) are linked with a daeva, which creates a bond between… Read more »

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May 16
{Giveaway} Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop

{Giveaway} Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop

As the title suggests, for this hop I am going talk about love. While I love reading every genre, the one thing that is consistent, is that I like all of my genres to have some kind of romance in it. So you will find books in YA, NA and adult from everything from Contemporary to High fantasy. Something for everyone. I would highly recommend each and every one of these books. And every one of these books, a has an awesome romance in it! The winner can choose any romance book they would like, from amazon and I will send them an ecopy of it! (Up to $8 us) I put together a goodreads shelf with some of my all time favorite romances that I have reviewed on the blog. You can check out all of the books on that shelf here, or by clicking any of the pictures below Book Briefs Favorite Romances To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win any ebook (up to $8 US)… Read more »

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May 16
{Release Day Review} Winging It by Cate Cameron @CCameron_Author @EntangledTEEN

{Release Day Review} Winging It by Cate Cameron @CCameron_Author @EntangledTEEN

Winging It is the third book in the young adult Corrigan Falls Raiders series by Cate Cameron. I really enjoyed the first two books, Center Ice , and Playing Defense. All of the books in this series are such fun reads. I love the intersection of semi-professional sports and younger characters. The guys are all high school and college aged but they are in a unique situation. They are living both young adult and adult lives with Hockey and school. It is an interesting combination that I never really gave much thought to until this book. Most of the hockey stories I read are professional NHL, so one of the things that I like most about the Corrigan Falls Raiders series is that I get the best of both worlds when I am looking for a young adult read. I get semi-professional hockey and I still get young adult characters. Winging It is told in dual narrative between Nat and Toby, and it is a fake relationship story. (this seems… Read more »

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