Month: July 2013

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Jul 10
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Hey guys, hope you are all having a great week.  Today I have an excerpt and giveaway from the YA book, Breaking Glass.  If you want to know why there have been less reviews than usual on the blog, check out my Update post  Breaking Glass by Lisa AmowitzRelease Date: 07/09/13Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Summary from Goodreads:On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he’s not sure whether they’re real or if he’s losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself. Excerpt:  “So where is he?” She cranes her neck, trying to spot Ryan in the crowd. Heart pounding, my mind hiccups through its storehouse of facts. I reposition myself to block her view. There’s no time to… Read more »

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Jul 09
{Release Day Giveaway} Indelible by Bethany Lopez

{Release Day Giveaway} Indelible by Bethany Lopez

Release Day Giveaway ~ Indelible by Bethany Lopez Indelible by Bethany Lopez Release Date: July 9, 2013 Photo by K Keeton DesignsAge Group: New Adult contemporary romance Cover by B DesignsSummary: After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart. Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother? Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in… Read more »

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Jul 09

Update

I know I have mentioned this in a few of my past posts, but I wanted to just let all of you know that posting may slow down around the blog for the next few weeks in July. I am studying to take the bar exam so I have almost no extra time to read (which is why there have not been as many reviews) I have some excerpts, giveaways, guest posts and interviews along with a few more reviews scheduled to keep things going but normal posting and reviews will resume again in August. Thank you for your patience! Hope everyone is having a great summer! -Michelle If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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Jul 08
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Inseparable by Missy Johnson

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Inseparable by Missy Johnson

Hey guys, I hope you had a great weekend. Mine consisted of studying, studying, oh and more studying. I can’t wait until it is august and this bar exam will be (hopefully) behind me forever! Today I have an excerpt from this awesome looking New Adult novel, Inseparable by Miss Johnson. And then don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!  Inseparable by Missy JohnsonRelease Date: 05/14/13 Summary from Goodreads: Can you imagine losing your twin? Nineteen year old Lily is still struggling with the death of her identical twin, Abby, a year later when she moves away from home for college. Even in death though, their bond is still strong, with Abby visiting Lily in her dreams. When a chance encounter with Twenty-One year old Dane Hansen changes Lily’s life, Lily’s friends warn her off becoming involved with Dane. He’s bad news, according to the rumors, anyway. Dane has experienced loss himself, he understands Lily, and the more time he spends with her, the harder he… Read more »

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Jul 04
{Review+Giveaway} Addicted to You by Colina Brennan

{Review+Giveaway} Addicted to You by Colina Brennan

Welcome to my stop on the Addicted to You blog tour Addicted to You is a New Adult contemporary romance and may not be suitable for readers under 17 Addicted to You by Colina Brennan Published: June 25th 2013Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Source: ecopy from author Series: N/A? Synopsis: When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter’s latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn’t a sex addict; she just doesn’t do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down. At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse. Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with… Read more »

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Jul 03
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Karmic Connection by Libby Mercer

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Karmic Connection by Libby Mercer

Check out the excerpt from Karmic Connection, and then enter the giveaway to try and win some awesome goodies for yourself! Giveaway and event hosted by: AToMR Tours Title: The Karmic Connection Author: Libby Mercer Release date: April 24, 2013 Genre:Chick Lit/Romance hybrid Age Group: Adult (although it might appeal to some YA and NA fans) Synopsis: What is the universe up to? Guilty of nothing more than working too much – or so they say – Adam Stowe is dumped at a “wellness center” in the middle of nowhere by a couple of concerned colleagues. When he meets Lorraine, the beautiful and bewitching yoga instructor, his spirits start to lift, but once he discovers what a flighty fruitcake she is, they drop back down to subterranean levels. For Lorraine Jameson, Luna Wellness Center was a beacon of solace when her life was falling apart, and she can’t stand the way Adam’s toxic energy is poisoning the peace. He embodies everything negative about the life she discarded eighteen months ago…. Read more »

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Jul 02
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Never Too Far by Thomas Christopher

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Never Too Far by Thomas Christopher

Never Too Farby Thomas ChristopherKindle Edition, 272 pagesAge Group: YA Published May 10th 2012 by Kalmaha Press A harrowing story of love and survival.In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market. Mary surprised Joe by knocking his arms away. She was stronger than she looked. Then she swept her legs off the bed and sprang to her feet. She took two steps and turned to face him as if to prove there was nothing wrong with her. But there was definitely something wrong. She wavered a moment. Her already white face turned ghostly. Her eyelids trembled. She seemed to realize she was becoming faint, and what that meant. “I’m fine,” she said. “You don’t have to go.” Joe got ready to catch her in case she fell, but somehow she held herself steady…. Read more »

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Jul 02
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Losing Francesca by J.A. Huss

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Losing Francesca by J.A. Huss

Losing Francesca By J. A. HussExpected Publication: July 1, 2013Genre: Mature Young Adult Contemporary Romance Francesca Sabatini came to America to take in the sights, celebrate her high school graduation, and have fun wasting time before college starts in the fall. That’s not what happens. Fresh off the plane and barely on American soil more than a handful of minutes, Francesca’s face is recognized by TSA scanners to be a match for a child who was kidnapped twelve years ago. Brody Mason remembers the day Fiona Sullivan went missing during a family vacation in Italy and it’s haunted him his whole life. So when Francesca shows up at the Sullivan farm down the road, he’s compelled to figure out if this girl really is his long lost friend. But Francesca knows she’s not Fiona Sullivan. She knows exactly who she is. At least she thinks she knows – until Brody Mason relentlessly pursues her and she begins to have feelings for him. Maybe being Fiona isn’t so bad? Reality becomes… Read more »

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