Month: September 2018

Sep 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

{Review+Giveaway} The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

The Lantern’s Ember is a standalone young adult novel by Colleen Houck. I don’t normally mention a book’s cover, but I have to talk for a moment about just how stunning the cover of The Lantern’s Ember is. I think it is the perfect cover for this story, and it helped to set the mood of the story for me. I really, really love it. And speaking of love, I thought this novel was the perfect read to get you into the Halloween spirit. I think this is a great read for young adult readers (even some on the younger end that are ok with a romance) . The characters are age appropriate and the novel has a wonderful magical atmosphere that will draw you in. The Lantern’s Ember gave me HalloweenTown vibes. In a strange way, because the setting is not really like Halloween Town but the concept of journeying into another magical world with a guide of sorts. Plus, while the atmosphere was totally spooky and had a… Read more »

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Sep 26
{Review+Giveaway} Apollo is Mine by Mila Young

{Review+Giveaway} Apollo is Mine by Mila Young

Apollo is Mine is the first book in the Harem of the Gods series by Mila Young. This is the first book I have read from Mila, but it certainly won’t be my last. I think you guys all know by now that I am a sucker for anything greek mythology related. And when you combine that with my love for a swoony romance, well, you pretty much have a Michelle approved hit on your hands. Which is exactly what I found reading Apollo is Mine. I loved this novel and I am already itching for the next book in the series. The set up of the series is super interesting to me. This book is set in modern times. Zeus has given Elyse Lowe and her whole family line some of the Gods abilities. They are given those abilities to help fight monsters and demons on earth. Elyse is the last remaining member of her family, so the task of fighting all of these monsters now falls on her shoulders. That… Read more »

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Sep 25
{Mermaid Makeup+Giveaway} #PartofYourWorld by Liz Braswell #ATwistedTale

{Mermaid Makeup+Giveaway} #PartofYourWorld by Liz Braswell #ATwistedTale

To celebrate the release of Part of Your World by Liz Braswell, I have created a pinterest board of some of my favorite mermaid inspired makeup ideas and fun mermaid makeup brushes and mermaid nails! I have partnered with Disney Books to bring you an awesome giveaway for this series as well! So check out my pinterest board below and be sure to enter to win the Twisted Tale Giveaway! If you are new to the twisted tale series, you need to check them out! Each book follows a beloved disney tale, but with a dark twist on it. For example, Part of Your World asks the question, What would happen if the little mermaid never defeated Ursula? Cool idea, right? ————————————     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by BookBriefs (@bookbriefs) on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:32pm PDT To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win A Twisted Tail! One (1) winner receives: a copy of Part of Your World, a mermaid tail blanket, and a… Read more »

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Sep 24
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Trial of Three by @AlexLidell

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Trial of Three by @AlexLidell

Please Note: This is the third book in the Power of Five series and this series needs to be read in order.  If you are new to the series, check out my review of Power of Five and my review of Mistake of Magic for more information Trial of Three is the third book in the new adult fantasy romance Power of Five series by Alex Lidell. You all know how much I LOVED Power of Five and its’ follow up Mistake of Magic. It sent me into a spiraling book hangover. I feel like this is the type of series that I can read over and over again and love it just the same every time.  The Power of Five series continues to be one of my favorite series of all time. In Trial of Three we get to see the Quint pushed to the limits of their abilities and we get to know all of the characters so much better. In case you are new to this series, Power… Read more »

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Sep 23
{Giveaway Alert} $100 Author Giveaway

{Giveaway Alert} $100 Author Giveaway

An amazing group of authors has joined together to bring you one great prize! Just think how many books you could buy with $100! Or maybe you need a new Kindle! Or maybe you want to try Kindle Unlimited! So many possibilities!! Please show these amazing authors some love! Visit their sites. Sign up for their newsletters. Download their books. Review their books. Follow them on Social Media. There are so many ways you can support them! Giveaway Sponsors Bree Livingston Crissy Sharp Debra Erfert Elana Johnson Evangeline Kelly Heather Gray Heidi Kimball Jenna Brandt Jennifer Griffith Jewel Allen Jo Noelle Joanna Barker Joyce DiPastena Kaylee Baldwin Kennedy Larsen Kristen Ethridge Laura D. Bastian Lorin Grace Marie Higgins Tiana Smith Now it’s time for the giveaway! One winner will be awarded $100 in Paypal Cash or a $100 Amazon Gift Code! Winning entry will be verified! Make sure you actually subscribe and confirm your entries so you don’t get disqualified. If you already subscribe to an author’s newsletter you can,… Read more »

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Sep 22
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd

To celebrate the release of The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd, I have an excerpt to share with you and I have partnered with Anna Todd to bring you this awesome giveaway! So check out the excerpt below and be sure to enter to win the Anna Todd Collection! P.S. did you know that Anna’s novel After is going to be made into a movie? I am so excited. I loved the book! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win The Anna Todd Collection! Binge-read Anna Todd! One (1) winner receives: After and Before from the After series Nothing More and Nothing Less Plus standalones The Spring Girls and The Brightest Stars. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Anna Todd. Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Sep 21
{Giveaway} THE IRON FLOWER by Laurie Forest @laurieannforest

{Giveaway} THE IRON FLOWER by Laurie Forest @laurieannforest

Other Books in the Black Witch Chronicles Series:  (Click on the book cover for more information)    Praise for THE BLACK WITCH Chronicles  “Elloren learns to question authority and Gardnerian history, while developing real empathy for different races and species. Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice.” —Booklist, starred review “Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 1 of 5 copies of The Iron Flower (Open INT) Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where… Read more »

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Sep 20
{Giveaway} THE COMPETITION by Cecily Wolfe

{Giveaway} THE COMPETITION by Cecily Wolfe

I am so excited that THE COMPETITION by Cecily Wolfe  is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Cecily Wolfe, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book with a notebook and pen International, courtesy of Cecily and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About the Book: Title: THE COMPETITION Author: Cecily Wolfe Pub. Date: September 18, 2018 Publisher: Dangerous Hope Productions Formats: eBook, paperback Pages: 306 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD For Mary Sofia, The Penultimate writing competition is more than a chance at a free college education; she wants to show her younger siblings that they can all rise above their violent family history. For Raiden, the pressure to succeed comes from within, although he knows that family traditions play a part in his determination. For Camara, writing fiction is almost compulsive, but her… Read more »

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Sep 16
{Excerpt+Giveaway} LIES by @TMLoganAuthor #LiesBook

{Excerpt+Giveaway} LIES by @TMLoganAuthor #LiesBook

I don’t know about you, but I am so read for some thriller books as we (hopefully) transition to fall (even though it doesn’t feel like that here in Florida) The perfect book to start out with is Lies by TM Logan. I have an excerpt for you to check out and then St. Martin’s Press is partnering with me for a giveaway! So scroll down for the full giveaway rules and for your chance to win. Visit the Official Website Read an excerpt of Lies To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win One (1) winner receives: Copy of the psychological thriller, Lies Plus a French Press & coffee mug because this one will have reading way past your bedtime. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by St Martins Press. Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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