{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi
{Review+Giveaway} #ItEndsWithUs by @ColleenHoover @AtriaIndies
{Discussion+Giveaway} #TheReader by @TraciChee @PenguinTeen
{Interview+Giveaway} Clear to Lift by @Anne_A_Wilson @torbooks
{Review+Giveaway} Sigil in Shadow by Constance Roberts @CBRstory33 @CedarFortBooks
{Review+Giveaway} Stroked by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn
Aug 23
{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi

{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi

I loved Furthermore, and you will see why in my review below, but today’s post is a little something different. Because Furthermore takes place in Ferenwood, a town where color kind of takes on a life of it’s own, I decided to share some of my more colorful #bookstagram pictures with you. My feed has been very colorful lately (which is a big change from my normal wardrobe…) So, check out some brightly colored book pretties, check out my review and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway below, which I partnered with Penguin Random House to offer. You can win a copy of Furthermore and some of Taherah’s favorite things!   Day 13: Book Rainbow. Seeing rainbows always makes me happy and seeing a book rainbow with all the brightly colored books makes me extra happy. This is the perfect way to start a Saturday 🙂 #thebooksparrowaugustbookchallenge16 A photo posted by @bookbriefs on Aug 13, 2016 at 6:30am PDT A little late but this picture took some time… Read more »

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Aug 23
{Review+Giveaway} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

{Review+Giveaway} The Sapphire Affair by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

✮✮✮ THE SAPPHIRE HEIST is here! From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely’s book two in her contemporary romance Jewel Novel series, this enemies-to-lovers series is filled with sex, wit, glamour, and high stakes, with a rugged, ex-military, dirty-talking alpha hero! Don’t miss this explosive and passionate series! ✮✮✮   The Sapphire Heist is the second book in the Jewel series by Lauren Blakely. The Sapphire Heist is an adult romantic suspense series about bodyguards and jewel heists and all kinds of things that are sure to get your heart pumping. The novel is told in dual narrative, which is really my very favorite narration method. Nowadays, whenever I pick up a book told entirely from one person’s point of view, I find myself missing the other person.  I really enjoyed the tension in the air throughout the story, and the passion between Jake and Steph. This was a great read for me and I can’t wait for more. This is a continuation of the first book in the… Read more »

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Aug 22
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Stranger by @Anna_Del_Mar @CarinaPress

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Stranger by @Anna_Del_Mar @CarinaPress

Get a Copy: Amazon | B&N | GooglePlay | Kobo | Carina Press Series: The Wounded Warrior #2 Release: August 22, 2016 Goodreads I loved The Asset by Anna Del Mar (You can check out my review HERE) so I am very excited to have Anna back on the blog with a guest post today! When Ice Meets Fire Introducing The Stranger By Anna del Mar     Hello Book Briefs visitors! I’m delighted to introduce to you the characters of The Stranger, my newest romantic suspense and the second book of my Wounded Warrior Series, following on the heels of the Amazon bestseller, The Asset. One very cool fact about the series is that you don’t have to read the books in any particular order. Each novel is a standalone journey. Like The Asset, The Stranger is also about a strong heroine trying to find her place in the world and a brave, hot alpha fighting his own demons who will stop at nothing to protect the woman he… Read more »

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Aug 22
{Review+Giveaway} Laws of Attraction by @RC_Boldt

{Review+Giveaway} Laws of Attraction by @RC_Boldt

Laws of Attraction by R.C. Boldt is the fourth book in the adult romance teach me series. Each of the books in the Teach me series work as standalones. I have not read any of the previous three books,. but I wasn’t lost at all. I will say this though, now that I have expereinced the magic of R.C. Boldt’s books, I need more. I really loved Laws of Attraction. This is why I loved this book so much. Does the above quote look like the words of a player. A guy who would not settle down for anyone? No, but he is just a big ole softie. I love it when anti- love guys are the most romantic ones of all. And the Laws of Attraction was a very romantic story. At least, it felt that way to me. I loved Lawson so much! All the way down to his goofy t-shirts. I loved him so much that I felt bad for pegging him in a certain stereotype from… Read more »

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Aug 19
{Review+Giveaway} The Best Friend Bargain by @RobinBielman @entangledpub

{Review+Giveaway} The Best Friend Bargain by @RobinBielman @entangledpub

The Best Friend Bargain is the third book in the adult contemporary romance Kisses in the Sand series by Robin Bielman. I read the first book in the series, Keeping Mr. Right Now and I really enjoyed it. I missed the second book in the series, but that is ok because while each of the books are set in the same world, they each work really well as standalones. The Best Friend Bargain is a fun, quick little read that will put a smile on your face. The Best Friend Bargain is told in dual narrative between Olivia and her best friend Danny. I’m not sure why, but when I originally read the summary, I thought this was going to be a fake marriage/relationship/fake baby turned real type of book, but I was wrong. This is a very real marriage and baby book. It took me a little by surprise when I 1) found out that Olivia was actually pregnant, by someone other than Danny and she really wanted to marry… Read more »

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Aug 18
{Review+Giveaway} Under a Million Stars by @Rita_Branches

{Review+Giveaway} Under a Million Stars by @Rita_Branches

Under a Million Stars is a young adult contemporary standalone novel by author Rita Branches. Last year, I read and absolutely loved Painting Sky by this author, so I knew that I had to grab Under a Million Stars as well. While, I didn’t love this book quite as much as I loved Painting Sky (it was a very different tone), I did really, really enjoy this story. It will make you an emotional wreck, so be prepared for that. The story starts out with Charlotte finding out her parents and her brother have all just been killed in a car accident while they were on their way to watch her play in a piano recital. Talk about some harsh grieving. Charlotte really goes through an emotional ringer, and Rita is such a strong and descriptive writer that she brings the readers right through that emotional wringer with Charlotte (and Jacob) Under a Million Stars is told in dual narrative between Jacob and Charlotte. They used to be best friends,… Read more »

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Aug 17
{ARC Review} Looking for Trouble by @StaceyMosteller @SwoonRomance

{ARC Review} Looking for Trouble by @StaceyMosteller @SwoonRomance

Looking for Trouble is the first in a new adult contemporary romance series, called Nashville U, by Stacey Mosteller. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by author Stacey Mosteller. I really enjoyed Looking for Trouble. it is what I would consider a classic new adult tale of falling for the wrong brother, but with a twist. Stacey kind of takes the idea and spins it on its’ head, making it feel fresh. I really enjoyed it. even though I knew which brother was going to be the love interest, I expected the book to take a few different twists and turns, and I was pleasantly surprised when they didn’t happen. Looking for Trouble is told in dual narrative between Kat and Clay. Kat has had a crush on her best friend, Max for as long as she can remember. Max just happens to be Clay’s brother- who is a huge pain in Kat’s side. You know where this is going. Except…maybe you don’t. I… Read more »

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Aug 16
{Review} The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard @aghowardwrites

{Review} The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard @aghowardwrites

The Architect of Song is the first installment in author A.G. Howard’s Haunted Hearts Legacy series, a four book gothic saga, which according to the summary follows the “generations of one family as – haunted by both literal and figurative ghosts – they search for self-acceptance, love, and happiness.” It has been so long since I have read a ghost story, and even longer since I have read a historical ghost story. I adored The Architect of Song. It is such an atmospheric read. It is on the slow side, but when you are in the mood for a very well written, meandering, but romantic book, The Architect of Song is a great one for you to check out. Because of the slow, descriptive pacing throughout, coupled with the fact that The Architect of Song is 425 pages, it took me some time to read. Actually, it took me a few days, which is very odd for me. But I rather enjoyed the denseness of this story. It allowed me… Read more »

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Aug 15
{ARC Review} Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

{ARC Review} Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

Curioddity is a fantasy novel by Paul Jenkins. I had a lot of fun with this book. Don’t get me wrong, this book is downright weird at times, but it was a lot of fun to read. The main character Will, is a detective that never really gets to do much detective work. He finds himself at the Curioddity Museum, and lands himself the job of trying to save the museum. The Curioddity museum reminded me a bit of warehouse 13 (sci-fi tv show, which is awesome), but the writing and the zany situations and characters reminded me much more of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I think fans of that book will really enjoy Curioddity. I would love to wander the halls of the Curioddity museum. There are a mixture of crazy contraptions (that make for some pretty hilarious scenes) some other world-y things, like Levity (the opposite of gravity) and some cool historic relics that have magical properties (this is what reminded me of warehouse 13- if you… Read more »

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Aug 13
{Guest Post} A Week of Mondays by @JessicaBrody @MacKidsBooks

{Guest Post} A Week of Mondays by @JessicaBrody @MacKidsBooks

My Top 5 Best Mondays by Jessica Brody In my latest book, A WEEK OF MONDAYS, I did something very evil. I forced my main character to relive the same horrible Monday over and over and over again. Everything that could possibly go wrong on this day does: she gets a red light picture ticket, she bombs her election speech and her school photo, she chokes during her softball try-outs, her parents are in some weird fight, AND to top it all off, her boyfriend breaks up with her! Yeah, as Mondays go, this one pretty much blows. And then she wakes up the next morning to find that is the exact same Monday. Yup, all of these awful things are happening all over again. But Ellie also soon discovers that although she’s trapped in the same Monday, she also has the power to change it. The question is…which parts actually need changing?   So, in promoting this book, I’ve been talking a lot about horrible Mondays. But not all… Read more »

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