Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Mar 15
{Review+Giveaway} Swinging At Love by @KendraHighley @entangledteen

{Review+Giveaway} Swinging At Love by @KendraHighley @entangledteen

Swinging at Love is the second book in the young adult contemporary romance series, called the Suttonville Senitels by Kendra C. Highley. I was so excited when I found out about this book. Seriously. I read and LOVED The Bad Boy Bargain and I thought it was just going to be a standalone, so when I found out it was going to be a series centering around a baseball team. I thoroughly enjoyed Swinging at Love. Just as much as The Bad Boy Bargain. This series is a welcome smash hit for me! Lately I have been finding myself gravitating more towards New Adult for my contemporary romances, and young adult for my fantasies. Oftentimes I am finding young adult contemporaries just a bit too immature in the characters. But the big exception to this seems to be the Entangled Crush line. I really enjoy their YA romances for the most part. (And I don’t think that just because a book is young adult that the characters get a free pass on… Read more »

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Mar 14
{Giveaway} Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!

{Giveaway} Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Lucky Leprechaun hop, hosted by Book Hounds. This giveaway is open Internationally! It is no secret that I love romance in books. No matter the genre, I always like to see great romance. So the winner of this hop can pick any book they want! How lucky is that?? The book will be shipped from amazon to US addresses (value up to $12) If an international winner is chosen, they can choose any ebook or book from the book depsoitory they would like (up to $12) What book will you choose?   these are just some examples, the winner can pick any book they want from amazon us!   To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win choice of any book (up to $12- from amazon- US only) Choice of any ebook (up to $12 if INT) And then you can fill out the second rafflecopter to enter my 6 year blogoversary giveaway (see original post here for full prizes and rules) Note:… Read more »

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Mar 14
{Review+Giveaway} Operation Prom Date by @CindiMadsen @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Operation Prom Date by @CindiMadsen @EntangledTeen

Operation Prom Date is a young adult contemporary romance by author Cindi Madsen. I have read some of Cindi’s adult romances and I really enjoyed them. They were fun and flirty so I was really excited when I saw she was coming out with a young adult romance. And even more excited when it was called the Tactics in Flirting series. Operation Prom Date is the first book in the Tactics in Flirting series. And I have to tell you…I flippin’ LOVED this book. It was so cute. I felt like my face was going to hurt after because I was smiling so much. Operation Prom Date had so many elements in that I love. It had a plot to get a guy that involved using another guy, it had a great friends to more storyline, and it has tons of geeky fandom references! Kate and Cooper are the two main characters in this story, and Operation Prom Date is told in dual narrative between their points of views. What… Read more »

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Mar 14
{Review+Giveaway} Firestorm by @Donna_Grant

{Review+Giveaway} Firestorm by @Donna_Grant

Firestorm is an adult paranormal romance by Donna Grant. It is the tenth book in the dark kings series. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, but they can each be read as standalones. I do have to say, I feel like this series would be better read in order. Yes, this book can work as a standalone, but I feel like I would have a much better idea of the world if I had read the previous books. That being said, I did really enjoy Firestorm. I found it to be sexy and a great read. Firestorm starts out with our main character, an archeologist, discovering a dragon skeleton. Right away I was hooked into the story. I loved Faith and I really, really loved Dimitri. I admired how determined Faith was, and I really enjoyed the back and forth between her and Dimitri. Dimitri is super interesting himself. I loved seeing his inner struggle with the human v. dragon side and the way… Read more »

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Mar 09
{Review} Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

{Review} Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

Garden of Thorns is a young adult fantasy by Amber Mitchell. I love the concept behind this book. The Garden is a captivity like setting where girls are taken and forced to join a burlesque type troop and perform. The main character Rose escapes and immediately tangled with a group of rebels. They take off on an adventure with differing end goals. I really liked the concept of Garden of Thorns, but the book ended up being just ok. Plus, I do have to point out how beautiful the cover is! I seriously love it! Rayce and Rose are the two main characters in this story, and while I liked them both well enough, something was missing for me. I’m not really sure what it is, and that is the frustrating part. I guess I was just wishing for more on all fronts. I wanted more description for sure. I was very unclear on a lot of aspects of the garden. Where did they get the girls from. Was it… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis@ErikaElyLewis @TorTeen

{Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis@ErikaElyLewis @TorTeen

Game of Shadows is the first book in a yuing adult fantasy series by Erika Lewis. I loved Game of Shadows! I found it to be a thrilling fast paced adventure with a wonderful male protagonist. Yes! there is a guy main character! Let us all rejoice for that fact for a moment. This was a great start to what seems like it is going to be a very magical and cool series. I can’t wait for the next book. Ethan’s world is flipped upside down when he sneaks away from his mom to walk to high school alone for the very first time. Ethan is on the younger side for young adult, so I think this book would appeal to upper middle grade as well as young adult fans. The writing was certainly young adult, but the character could pass for middle grade. Either way, the story and the characters were all excellent. Ethan can see ghosts, which when he is whisked away to the world of Tara, he… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Review+Giveaway} What I Need by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks

{Review+Giveaway} What I Need by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks

What I need is the fifth book in the Alabama Summer series by J. Daniels. Each of the books in this series can be read as complete standalones. But they do feature couples from a group of core friends, so you might prefer to read them in order. I did not read them in order. In fact, this is the first book I have read in the series and I really enjoyed it. Perhaps not as much as the other J. Daniels books I have read, which were both 5 star reads, but I did enjoy this one a lot. What I need is Riley and CJ’s story. I really liked both Riley and CJ. CJ is a little intense right off the bat, but trust me you will warm up to him if you don’t love him right off the bat. For fans of the other books in the series, What I need starts out with Reed’s wedding. CJ is Reed’s friend and Riley is Reed’s sister. I loved… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Review+Giveaway} Crossing the Friend Zone by Kelly Eadon @keauthor

{Review+Giveaway} Crossing the Friend Zone by Kelly Eadon @keauthor

Crossing the Friend Zone is an adult contemporary romance by author Kelly Eadon. This is the third book in the Belmont Beach Brides series. I really enjoyed the first two books in the series, but each of the books can be read as standalones. They are all set in the same world, and I enjoy seeing the character crossover. I loved Kelly’s easy way with romance and building a connection between characters. Her first book, The Wedding Date, was a feel good read for me, and her next book, The Family Man was the same. And Crossing the Friends Zone was no different. It was a  feel good romance that I read in one sitting. Crossing the Friend Zone is the story of Ainsley and Ryan. If you have read my reviews, you know that I love a good friends to more storyline. Mix that in with Kelly’s gift for writing fun, sweet and sexy romances that make you want to smile, and I knew this one was going to… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins

  I am so excited that THE GREAT PURSUIT by Wendy Higgins is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Wendy Higgins, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for some amazing prizes! So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Title: THE GREAT PURSUIT (Eurona Duology #2) by: WendyHiggins Pub.Date: March 7, 2017 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 512 Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads In The Great Pursuit, the dramatic sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Great Hunt, Wendy Higgins delivers another thrilling fantasy filled with dangerous enemies, political intrigue, searing romance, and a princess who is willing to do everything to protect her kingdom. One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continues. The kingdom of Lochlanach has traded the great beast that once terrorized the realm of Eurona for something… Read more »

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Mar 06
{Review+Giveaway} Remembrance by Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr

{Review+Giveaway} Remembrance by Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr

Remembrance is the first book in the new adult paranormal romance Heart Lines series by Heather Hildenbrand. The Heart Lines series is a spin-off of Heather’s Dirty Blood series and while it’s more fun to come in already knowing a bit about these characters, you do NOT have to read Dirty Blood first. You can just jump in here! I loved heather’s Dirty Blood series. It is hands down my very favorite werewolves series. I think it is the best one out there! So when I heard she was going to come out with a new spin off, I was excited. And then I heard that the series was going to be about my very favorite character from the Dirty Blood series…Alex! I heart the heck out of Alex. I actually shipped him really hard throughout the Dirty Blood series. Remembrance is Alex and Sam’s story, or the start to it, and I loved every single second of it. Seriously, I could not turn the pages fast enough. Even though… Read more »

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