Month: November 2014

Nov 30
{ #Sale } Cyber Monday Book Deals! #CyberMondayReads

{ #Sale } Cyber Monday Book Deals! #CyberMondayReads

Looking for great deals on some amazing books this Cyber Monday? Look no more! Below are books that are priced at 99 cents or lower – get them quick before the sale ends! From chick lit to women’s fiction to romance and more, we have something to keep everyone happy for this holiday! Find a special tweet at the end of each description and help us spread the word about these amazing deals! ————————————————- Chick Lit Pie Girls – Lauren Clark Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she’d never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life—Carrie Bradshaw style. But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband’s had a mid-life crisis. He’s quit his job, cancelled her credit cards, and left her for another man. Searcy returns to Fairhope, ready to lick her wounds. But when her mother falls ill, she’s thrust into managing the family business—only to… Read more »

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Nov 30
{Giveaway} Travel The Holidays with Audible: Featuring @stephcampbell_ @maganvernon @wordsmithpublic

{Giveaway} Travel The Holidays with Audible: Featuring @stephcampbell_ @maganvernon @wordsmithpublic

Gobble Gobble…Ho Ho Ho…we’re on the road for the holidays with audiobooks!  Be sure to follow all month long for an awesome lineup of authors!   This event will run from November 1-December 31. This week we’re featuring: Steph Campbell Magan Vernon GROUNDING QUINN by Steph Campbell Young Adult Contemporary Romance Goodreads Amazon | iBooks Eighteen-year-old Quinn MacPherson’s biggest fear has always been turning out like her mentally unstable mother. (Solving algebraic equations comes in as a close second.) That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw. Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over summer vacation will be nothing more than a quick fling. She can’t even commit to a nail polish choice, much less some guy. Unfortunately for her, Ben is not just some guy. Ben gets her- the real her, flaws and all- and that scares the hell out of her. When Ben does the unthinkable- tells Quinn he’s in love with her- she does what comes naturally. She pushes him away. Ben can only watch from a distance as Quinn… Read more »

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Nov 29
{Interview+Giveaway} Meritropolis by Joel Ohman @joelohman

{Interview+Giveaway} Meritropolis by Joel Ohman @joelohman

In Meritropolis everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die. After a young boy is killed because of a low Score, his brother plots to take down the System. Sounds good, right? Well, this exciting YA Dystopia is on sale for just 99 cents Thursday, November 27 through Monday, December 1. You can pick up your copy on Amazon. To celebrate, we are offering a giveaway for an autographed copy and a $100 Amazon gift card—hooray! Check out this interview with Joel Ohman, the author of the book critics are calling, “The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist”, then scroll to the end of this post to learn more about the giveaway. Happy reading, and good luck!   Who or what was your inspiration to write about post-apocalyptic, dystopian sci-fi? I’ve read a lot in this genre, so I would say it’s a mix of a lot of different things. I really just wanted… Read more »

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Nov 28
{Review} Adrian Lessons by L.A. Rose @larosebooks

{Review} Adrian Lessons by L.A. Rose @larosebooks

Adrian Lesson’s was a new adult book that felt fresh and different. I thought it was going to be a girl and popular playing guy dancing around each, leading to an inevitable romance. But there was a whole other element that took me completely by surprise. I loved the added depth from Adrian where Cleo was concerned. It made the story feel fresh and so endearing. But don’t worry there is still the URST (unresolved sexual tension) and romance build up that I love in my new adult contemporaries. Adrian is his college’s “sex King”. He has a column in the newspaper and he earns his reputation. Cleo is a quiet girl that just so happens to writer her newly signed roommate/author’s sex scenes in her books. I think that would be a really fun collaboration by the way. But Cleo is out of inspiration, and in a writing funk. I loved not only Cleo and Adrian, but her roommate is a hoot and a half. I want her to… Read more »

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Nov 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

{Review+Giveaway} The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

The Duality Principle is a quick, fun and sexy romance that I enjoyed immensely. The story centers around Gabby and Conner, who are both in their mid 20s. I think that is the perfect age for new adult books. Gabby is a graduate student writing her thesis, and I loved the way Rebecca Grace Allen actually worked Gabby’s thesis into the story. It sounds like a great idea for a thesis first of all (too bad I am not math inclined in the slightest, unless it comes to taxes and estate planning.) , but the even cooler part what how her thesis related to her relationship and journey with Conner. It was my favorite part of the book. Along with the romance, of course. Gabby and Conner are such an interesting mix. I love the nerdy side along with the more daring. They pull out the good and the bad in the other one. It turned out to be a perfect balance and was a lot of fun to read… Read more »

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Nov 25
{ARC #Review +Giveaway} A Very Grey Christmas by T.A. Foster @TAFosterwriter

{ARC #Review +Giveaway} A Very Grey Christmas by T.A. Foster @TAFosterwriter

This week is Holiday Novella week at Book Briefs. And it was unintentional. I guess it is just that time of year, and I was craving holiday novellas so much that I booked reviews of two of them for series that I have read and enjoyed, back to back. Yesterday I reviewed This Christmas by Katlyn Duncan, and in the review I talked about how the book surprised me with its’ more somber beginning. So I didn’t want to get any preconceived notions in my head before reading A Very Grey Christmas. But this book was just what I expected it to be- a fluffy, and cheesy fun holiday romantic read. I love Grey so much, as you can tell from my reviews of the first two books in the series, so I will always jump at a chance to read more about him and all his southern charm. I love any kind of holiday novella, but I think my favorite kind is getting to peek in on characters that… Read more »

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Nov 25
{ #Sale Alert} Entangled Publishing #BlackFridaySale

{ #Sale Alert} Entangled Publishing #BlackFridaySale

Entangled Publishing and it’s imprints will be having a HUGE Black Friday sales from today through 12/6.   They have TONS of titles on sale for only 99cents, and this is the perfect way to stock up those ereaders. You can even gift them to anyone, for awesome early holiday stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank! EntangledPublishingBlackFridayAd (3)   Check it out! You can find out more information about the sale below

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Nov 24
{Review+Giveaway} This Christmas by @katlyn_duncan @UKCarina

{Review+Giveaway} This Christmas by @katlyn_duncan @UKCarina

This Christmas is a follow up novella to the first book in the This Summer series, This Summer. I really enjoyed this summer, and I love holiday themed novellas, so I was super excited to get to check in with Hadley and Will for some holiday fun. This Christmas is a super quick read, and it surprised me because it didn’t start out the way I expected. At all. I am not going to spoil anything, but I will say that I expected it to be some cute Christmas fluff, but it was a little heavier than that. I ended up loving this more realistic feeling tone. This Christmas wavers between Young Adult and New Adult. I think it ended up on more of the New Adult side. Hadley and Will have been a couple for a couple of months now and something is up with them. I really liked what Katlyn Duncan did because it is something that I have seen couples do a million times. Girl notices something… Read more »

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Nov 21
{Discussion Post} Why I like so many books & 2014 DNF

{Discussion Post} Why I like so many books & 2014 DNF

  Today I wanted to talk to you about something that I have thought about posting about a lot. Why do I like so many of the books that I read and review? Most of the reviews on my site are 3.5 stars and up, with a very healthy amount of 4 star books. Why is that? And I should say right off the bat, that this isn’t a question I get a asked a ton. I think that after almost 4 and 1/2 years of blogging and after a lifetime of reading, people trust that I am writing honest reviews. If I didn’t like something in a book, I am going to say it. I am not going to inflate my star ratings just because an author sent me a book to review. But I also think I have written fair reviews. Authors have even  thanked me after I posted 1 and 2 star reviews of books for being professional about it, and saying that they would be happy… Read more »

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Nov 20
{Series Love Giveaway} Bulletproof by @MelissaPearlG & The Hazards of Mistletoe by @AlyssaRoseIvy

{Series Love Giveaway} Bulletproof by @MelissaPearlG & The Hazards of Mistletoe by @AlyssaRoseIvy

Today I have some fun giveaways to spread the holiday cheer for series that I have been loving. It is the release day for two great looking books. Bulletproof  is the second book in the Songbird Series. I loved the First book, Fever. You can Check out my review of Fever HERE And the hazards series is one that I have been loving for a long time. (I will link to my reviews of that series below) If you have not read either of these series yet, you need to! I have read all the books in both of these series, and I have reviews of each of the books featured today coming up on my blog later this year (which is almost over- how crazy is that??) Because both of these awesome books release on the same day, I decided to share some release day giveaways of each of them with you guys! Bulletproof by Melissa Pearl Release Day Blitz November 20, 2014 Morgan Pritchett doesn’t need anyone. Strong-willed… Read more »

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