Month: July 2013

Jul 28

Bar Exam!

Taking the Bar Exam Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, so I will not be around to answer emails or comments until after August 1st. It’s been a long summer and now I am just ready to kick this exams butt so my life can get back to normal. Regular posting and reviews will resume in August! Thank you all for bearing with me! If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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Jul 27
{Excerpt+Giveawaways} Love of Truth by C.T. Oliver

{Excerpt+Giveawaways} Love of Truth by C.T. Oliver

I hope you had a great weekend 🙂 I’m in Tampa waiting to take the bar exam, but if you guys are not being subjected to this special form of torture, you should totally check out this excerpt and giveaways from New Adult contemporary romance, Love of Truth by CT Oliver. Title: Love of Truth Author: CT Oliver Release date:  July 13th, 2013 Genre:  Contemporary Romance Age Group: New Adult /Adult Event organized by: AToMR Tours Synopsis: For the next eleven days all Amelia Adler wants is a nice relaxing vacation on the beach. All she’ll do is drink pineapple margaritas and read sexy steamy romance novels. She doesn’t want to think about the stress of her daily life nor the fact that she doesn’t know what to do with her life. Craig Patrice just wants to spend his last spring break catching wave after waves during the day in the Pacific Ocean, and relax as much as he can at night. This is his last break before finishing law… Read more »

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Jul 27
{Guest Post+Kindle Fire Giveaway} Krystal Wade’s Dream Cast!

{Guest Post+Kindle Fire Giveaway} Krystal Wade’s Dream Cast!

 Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Giveaway! Where you can win a kindle fire filled with awesome YA titles (giveaway at bottom of post)  But this is no ordinary giveaway event. Nope, as if a kindle fire filled with stories wasn’t enough, there are also tons of author guest posts for your enjoyment!  I have Kystal Wade, author of Wilde’s Fire, here with me today to talk about her dream cast.  Movie Dream Cast! by Krystal Wade Ahh. Every writer’s dream, I think, is to see their characters born of blood, sweat, tears—and sleepless nights—on the big screen. I know that’s one of my dreams. Not “the” dream, but definitely part of it. When I wrote Wilde’s Fire  I saw each of my characters in exceptional clarity. Arland and his strong jaw line, his shoulder length hair, and slightly crooked nose, his gentle demeanor coupled with out of this world masculinity. Every time I thought of him, I saw Henry Cavill. You all might recognize him from the Man of Steel… Read more »

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Jul 19
{Review+Giveaway} Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond

{Review+Giveaway} Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond

Welcome to my stop on the The Summer of No Regrets blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour The Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond Paperback, 290 pages Published May 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire Age Group: YA Source: Finished copy from publisher   Synopsis: This was the summer that would change my life. No more being what everyone expected. No more doing what everyone else wanted. So when Luke came into my life, I decided to keep him a secret. Maybe he as a dead-ringer for notorious Hollywood bad boy Trent Yves. And it was possible that everything he told me was a lie. And yes, I was probably asking for trouble. But all I saw was Luke–sweet, funny, caring–someone who would let me be the real me. But which was the real him?player upon his return to school, she thinks it’s the perfect opportunity for Mira to get to know him better – but sparks fly – in more ways than… Read more »

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Jul 19
{Review+Giveaway} An Endless Summer by CJ Duggan

{Review+Giveaway} An Endless Summer by CJ Duggan

Welcome to my stop on the An Endless Summer blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.                                             Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! And be sure to check out my review of the first book in the summer series, The Boys of Summer HERE and guess what??! The Boys of Summer is on sale this week only for $.99!  Get your copy now! An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan Release Date: 07/11/13 Age Group: YA/NA Series: Summer #2 Source: eARC from Author Synopsis: Sean looked out over the lake, squinting against the sunlight. He turned to me, his expression sobering as his eyes flicked over my face in a silent study. “Come on Amy, I saved you once, I’ll save you again.” I met his stare unflinchingly. “I don’t need saving.” A wicked grin formed slowly. “Don’t you?” After a rebellious summer night that almost claimed her life, Amy Henderson –… Read more »

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Jul 18
{Review+Giveaway} Program 13 by Nicole Sobon

{Review+Giveaway} Program 13 by Nicole Sobon

Welcome to my stop on the Program 13 blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Program 13 by Nicole Sobon  Publication date:  August 15th 2012 Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction – 15+ Series: Program 13 #1 Source: ecopy from author Synopsis: Two identities. One Body.17-year-old Emile Reed, may have died, but she isn’t dead. Her body now belongs to Program Thirteen, where her every thought, every movement, is controlled. Until Emile begins to find her way back inside of Thirteen’s core, where she manages to fend off Thirteen’s programming to reclaim the life that she lost. But Charles McVeigh, the owner of Vesta Corp, isn’t willing to let Thirteen go. And he will stop at nothing to reclaim control of Thirteen’s programming. Because without her, McVeigh has nothing. What makes you human? I think what I liked most about Program 13 is that it is so different than the books that I have been reading lately. I’ve been so into new adult contemporary romances that sometimes… Read more »

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Jul 18
{Review+Giveaway} The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

{Review+Giveaway} The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

Welcome to my stop on the The Last Dance blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton Paperback, 268 pages Published February 14th 2013 by Fair Wind Books Source: Finished copy from Author   Synopsis: Two people couldn’t be more opposite. Kellen Peterson, the gorgeous star quarterback of the Griffin High football team, seems to have it all. Until the night of the Homecoming game, when Kellen gets tackled and suffers a traumatic brain injury – an injury that changes his life – including his ability to walk, talk and throw a football. Ivy Ly is a senior and counting down the days until she can escape to college. Though her parents have big plans for her to be a doctor, Ivy is afraid to tell them she’d rather pursue music as a career. Ivy’s best friend, Mira, is obsessed with Kellen. When Ivy is asked to tutor the injured football player upon his return to school, she thinks it’s… Read more »

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Jul 17
{Review+Giveaway} Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista

{Review+Giveaway} Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista

Welcome to my stop on the Romancing the Bookworm blog tour Romancing the Bookworm is a New Adult contemporary romance and may not be suitable for readers under 17To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpts click here Title: Romancing the Bookworm Author: Kate Evangelista      Release date: July 9, 2013 Publisher: Omnific Publishing Source: eARC from Publisher Age Group: New Adult Genre: Contemporary romance Synopsis: Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel. It’s spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Rony, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she’s wrangled into waiting tables with Rony at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick’s Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational’s organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of… Read more »

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Jul 17
{Guest Post+Review+Giveaway} Shudder by Samantha Durante

{Guest Post+Review+Giveaway} Shudder by Samantha Durante

Welcome to my stop on the Shudder blog tour  I am really excited to be a part of the Shudder blog tour. I read the first book in the series, Stitch last year and I really enjoyed it. I have a guest post about where Samantha Durante gets her inspiration, my review of Shudder and a cool giveaway for you guys. Enjoy 🙂 Haven’t read the first book in the series? Check out my review here.  Just $0.99 at Amazon! Shudder by Samantha Durante Genre: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance, Post-Apocalyptic Age Group: Young Adult Length: ~80,000 words (348 pages) Sample Chapters: Ch1-4 (31 pages) Release Date: June 15th, 2013 Series: Stitch Trilogy #2 Source: ecopy from Author   Synopsis: It’s only been three days, and already everything is different. Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable… Read more »

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Jul 16
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Aftermath by Jenna-Lynne Duncan

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Aftermath by Jenna-Lynne Duncan

I hope you guys enjoy this excerpt and giveaway from the Young Adult paranormal romance, Aftermath.  I have lots of reviews coming up for you the rest of this week so be sure to come back and check them out. 🙂 Title:  Aftermath Author: Jenna-Lynne Duncan Publisher: Stolen Kiss Press Release date:  July 2013 Genre:Paranormal romance/urban fantasy Age Group: Young Adult Event organized by: AToMR Tours Book Description: Adriana can’t decide which is harder— living in post-Katrina New Orleans or living with two immortal brothers. Ana and Hayden are finally together but Hayden’s brother Luke is trying to come between them… and he’s never been known to play fair. While Ana still attempts to cling to her normal life, psychic visions take over her dreams. With Mardi Gras season approaching and a vision of a murder, Ana will find out if she can really change the future or if she’s just upsetting a very delicate balance. What she could never predict was just how far Luke would go to satisfy his… Read more »

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