Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Feb 20
{Book Review} Snowy Fate by Marissa Dobson

{Book Review} Snowy Fate by Marissa Dobson

Snowy Fate by Marissa Dobson ebook Publication Date: December 23rd 2011 by Ruby Lioness Press Age Group: Adult  Source: Author Series: N/A Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Fate always knows when you’re ready for love.The past is catching up with Aspyn Layton. The father she never knew passed away and she is left to deal with his estate. An unexpected snowstorm has her stranded at the one place she didn’t want to be—her father’s house—with a naked man.Damon Andrews has a secret, one he shared with Aspyn’s father. He must convince Aspyn there is more to life than what she knows. How will she react when she finds out he is a mountain lion, and she is his mate? Their fates are intertwined. This is a short Novella that you can devour in one quick sitting. I would suggest this book to people that want a cute short story. I enjoyed it, but it was a bit short for me. I don’t normally read novellas… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Book Review} Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

{Book Review} Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Some Girls Bite by Chloe NeillPages: 341Publication Date: April 7th 2009 by NAL TradeAge Group: Upper YASource: BoughtSeries: Chicagoland Vampires #1Challenge(s):  150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude—and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation… Read more »

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Feb 18
{Book Review} Glory by Devin O’ Branagan

{Book Review} Glory by Devin O’ Branagan

Glory by Devin O’Branagan Pages: 220 Publication Date: May 2nd 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: The Legend of Glory #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Glory Templeton’s blood holds the cure for a deadly pandemic-plague, and she embarks on a quest to save humanity. When evil forces conspire to stop her, three supernatural beings are assigned to be her guardians. Forbidden love, ancient secret societies, mysterious astronomical monuments, witches, angels, vampires, and demons all contribute to the high adventure that tests the character of this remarkable young woman. The legend of Glory begins! This is such an interesting concept. I especially loved the mix of supernatural creatures that join in on the adventure with glory. Witches, vampires, angels, and dogs- oh my! Glory is such an inherently good girl. She really cares about other people. She is so selfless, and it was really inspiring. This journey could not… Read more »

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Feb 17
{Challenge} Review Copy Cleanup

{Challenge} Review Copy Cleanup

Even though I have cut way back on what books I accept for review, I still seem to have a never ending pile of books to read. I love reading review books for authors but I also want to read some of my own books, and I hate feeling overwhelmed with deadlines. I want my blog to be fun, so I started a project to give authors a list of bloggers that are currently accepting review books. If you would like to be added to that list, you can see my post and sign up HERE. But this event is to try and help get my review TBR pile under control. So count me in!! 🙂  Instead of listing my books before the challenge starts I will list them as I read them. I have lots of blog tours coming up and review books that are overdue, so I will tackle those first. Then I will read the ones that have no “due date” attached to them.  Here is a… Read more »

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Feb 16
Random Acts of Kindness G!veaway H0p!

Random Acts of Kindness G!veaway H0p!

This giveaway hop is hosted by I am a reader, not a writer and Read for Your Future. To visit the other blogs on the hop please see one of their sites for the linky list. For this hop, I am offering up swag and a book from the list below to one lucky follower 🙂 I also have lots of other giveaways going on right now, so be sure to check them out. For this giveaway, please just read my contest policy and fill out the form. it is short and sweet this time. The links for the books go to their goodreads summaries to help you pick. Rules:contest policy appliesus only13+ Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep(YA ARC) The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina (YA ARC) Stealing Princes by Tyne O’Connell (YA Hardcover) Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (Adult paperback- used) The Upper Class by Hobson Brown (YA paperback) Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Van Draanen (YA paperback) After the Party by Lisa Jewell (Adult paperback) The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and… Read more »

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Feb 16
{Interview} Glory by Devin O’Branagan

{Interview} Glory by Devin O’Branagan

Today I have Glory here with us for a character interview. Thank you for being here today Glory!  1. What are three words you would use to describe yourself? Talented, clever, and unconventionally-attractive. 2. I see you like photography. What is your favorite thing to take pictures of? People’s faces. I believe a photo of a face can capture the truth of that person’s soul. 3. Since you have experienced this a bit yourself, do you think love triangles are thrilling or overrated? Definitely overrated. I don’t recommend it. 4. Let’s imagine you got a day off from trying to save the world. What would your perfect day be like? I would love to go to a Renaissance Fair and shoot images of people’s faces. I can’t imagine a more fascinating group of individuals than those who attend Ren Fairs. 5. What is your biggest pet peeve? Unkindness. 6. What do you think makes someone a hero? Being afraid but performing one’s duty anyway. 7. What is your favorite supernatural… Read more »

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Feb 15
{G!veaway} Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

{G!veaway} Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

Dana Michelle Burnett spent most of her life writing short stories and sharing them with family and friends. Over the years, her work was published in numerous commercial and literary magazines  including Just Labs, Mindprints: A Literary Journal, Foliate Oak, and many more.  Her short story John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust was include in The Best of Foliate Oak 2006.  In 2010, Burnett’s first novel, Ghost Country, was released.  Based on her own Cherokee heritage, the novel marked her return to the literary world after a four year hiatus.  She followed that with the release of her first romance novel,Two Out of Three in the summer of 2011. Spiritus is the first novel in her new  paranormal romance series by the same name. The second book,Haunted,  is expected in the spring of 2012. Website / Facebook / Twitter Buy Links: Amazon/ Nook/ Smashwords Spiritus (Book One) A love that refuses to die…“As I watched him vanish into a soft mist that faded away, I knew that he was no ordinary spirit…I knew that he was a dangerous entity that could… Read more »

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Feb 14
{Book Review} Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

{Book Review} Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. WaldropPages: ~250 pagesPublication Date: November 9th 201Age Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Blood moon #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he’s not who she thought he was either. This is your classic werewolf v. vampire story with a twist. Well actually, with more than a few twists. The story will keep you on your toes, that’s for sure. There were some things that I really liked about this story and some things that kind of bugged me. Let’s start off with the things that I liked, because I did… Read more »

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Feb 13
BBRAW 2012- Book Blogger Reader Appreciation Week

BBRAW 2012- Book Blogger Reader Appreciation Week

This is an awesome event that is hosted by Miss Remmers at Miss Remmers Reviews. I think it is so important to give thanks back to everyone that makes this blog possible. Mainly- you guys!  Todays prompt is:  Introduce yourself for new readers that will be stopping by. Take today to explain what BBRAW means to you. This is the ideal time to thank your readers for their comments, support.  Hi everyone! I’m Michelle and I am the blogger behind Book Briefs. I started my Blog in April 2011. My first real post was on 4/2/11 and my first real comment was on 4/16/11. So that was a long 2 weeks with no feedback from anyone. And then when my first few comments started rolling in I was so excited that people were reading my little blog! I appreciate each and every comment that I get. I used to be able to respond to every comment within a few hours. That is not always possible anymore, but I do try… Read more »

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Feb 13
{Interview} Author Larry Peterson

{Interview} Author Larry Peterson

Today I have the author of The Priest and the Peaches, Larry Peterson here with us for an interview. Thank you for being here today Larry. 1. Tell us why we should read your book in twitter detail. (140 characters or less) The Priest & The Peaches—sad, funny, kids taking care of kids–family and love.  2. What is the hardest part of the writing process for you? Editing. When you write YOUR words down and look at them later it is your creation that you have to be ruthless with it. We have a tendency to sort of fall in love with our own work. I don’t. When I re-read something I have done I know what has to go and it is like, OH NUTS!-now I have to do it over. So I call myself something like “dumb” or “idiot” and get busy re-doing. 3. How do you balance serious moments with funny ones in your books? Never thought about this. I think I try to insert humor into… Read more »

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