Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Dec 21
2017 Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges

I cannot believe we are almost at 2017! 2016 has flown by. I didn’t participate in any reading challenges for 2016, which was a first for me. So I decided for one of my blogging resolutions, I would like to get back into the reading challenge mode. I love challenges because they help me grab books that are not just review books to read, like some of my older books that I have been putting on, or having found time to get to, and they force me to be more social. I love seeing other people’s progress and checking in with them. I also am hoping to find some new blogs to love. A lot of the blogs I used to follow are no longer blogging, which makes me sad, but that really means I have an opportunity to discover new awesome blogs! So comment below with some blogs you think I should check out, or if you have a challenge I haven’t found yet, let me know that also!… Read more »

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Dec 20
{Giveaway} MIDWINTER’S EVE GIVEAWAY HOP!

{Giveaway} MIDWINTER’S EVE GIVEAWAY HOP!

Welcome to my stop on the Midwinter’s Eve giveaway hop! This giveaway is international!  For this giveaway I decided to put together a box of books filled with some of the top titles of 2016 in it! One winner (US only) will get a box filled with the following books:    But if you want to change out of any of the books in the box, feel free. You can substitute books with any from this picture to customize your box! If the winner is international, they can pick an ebook of their choice! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win an ebook of your choice (if INT only) or box of books (US only) Physical books are US only, ebooks are international and will be purchased through Amazon. 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 !– start LinkyTools script… Read more »

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Dec 19
{Review+Giveaway} The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid @SJKincaidBooks @simonteen @RivetedLit

{Review+Giveaway} The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid @SJKincaidBooks @simonteen @RivetedLit

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid is the first in a young adult fantasy series by the same name, and right off the bat I have to say- The Diabolic is tied for my favorite fantasy read of 2016! (and it is so close I can’t decide which is number 1 or number 2, this or Heartless) The Diabolic was an exciting and riveting read. I could not put it down. I carried this book with me everywhere, just in case I had a couple of moments to get in a page throughout my day. And I don’t do that for too many large books. Normally I carry my kindle around for mid days quicky reads, but even though this one was over 400 pages, I couldn’t resist. Also, if you will notice, I put this as the starter for a series. I don’t technically know that is true or not, but the ending (which killed me!) kind of leaves it open for a follow up, and I am so badly… Read more »

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Dec 18
{Giveaway} YA Hardcovers of #XMAS #Giveaway!

{Giveaway} YA Hardcovers of #XMAS #Giveaway!

Happy Holidays everyone! I wanted to share an awesome giveaway going on right now with you. You can win some of the hottest books of the year!   To enter CLICK HERE   To enter, CLICK HERE Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the contest website.  No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

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Dec 16
{Free Story+Giveaway} Spindle by @EK_Johnston #ReadSpindle @DisneyHyperion

{Free Story+Giveaway} Spindle by @EK_Johnston #ReadSpindle @DisneyHyperion

I partnered with Disney to bring you this awesome giveaway today. I love the tale of Sleeping Beauty and re-tellings,  so Spindle is right up my alley. Thank you to Disney for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack to giveaway to one of my lucky blog followers! So check out Spindle, grab your free downloads of The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers and enter the awesome Spindle prize pack giveaway!   Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and Instagram #ReadSpindle As an awesome extra, EK Johnston and Disney-Hyperion are offerring you a free download of The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers! The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers is an interstitial short story by E.K. Johnston set between her novels A THOUSAND NIGHTS and SPINDLE. For readers excited to learn more, this story also includes excerpts from A THOUSAND NIGHTS, SPINDLE, and Johnston’s Star Wars novel, AHSOKA. Download The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers for free for your Nook or Kindle     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Assignment by Jade A. Waters

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Assignment by Jade A. Waters

Today I am excited to have Author Jade A. Waters here on the blog to share a guest post with us about her new book, The Assignment. Welcome Jade! 🙂   Why BDSM? by   A bounty of sexy stories in one’s head with a million directions to take when writing them…which is probably why I’ve heard the question a few times—what’s up with the BDSM fascination in erotica these days? Many like to point fingers at a certain book that came out a few years back, but the truth is that BDSM has always been around in erotic fiction, just as it has in real life. Perhaps now the literary world is more attuned to it, or even more open-minded, and though I’m not sure exactly what it is, today I’m here to tell you why I opted to venture into the world of BDSM for the first book in my Lessons in Control series, The Assignment. I’ve been writing erotica off and on my whole life, and only… Read more »

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Dec 15
{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

Being Brooke is a hilarious New Adult romantic comedy by Emma Hart. I loved this book. It completely cracked me up, and put me in a great mood. Brooke is hilarious. She is quite the character, and she can certainly dish it out…to everyone, including her best friend Cain. Unfortunately she can’t follow her own Life Tip #1, “Don’t fall in love with your best friend.” Which is great for me, because I happen to love best friends romances. And Being Brooke is probably the best romantic comedy I have read all year. It was certainly one of the funniest books I have read all year. If you like Romantic comedies you have to check this one out. Brooke totally cracked me up from the first page to the last page. I couldn’t get enough of her. I loved listening to her inner dialogues and I really loved her interactions with Cain. They were both hilarious and sweet. I am such a sucker for a friends turned romance story. It… Read more »

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Dec 14
{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

Trying Sophie is the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance, Dubline Rugby series by author Rebecca Norinne. I have never read any of Rebecca’s books, but I can’t pass up a book set in Dublin with Rugby players. One of my favorite sports romance series of all time features a rugby team (by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid) so I couldn’t pass up the first book in a new rugby romance series. And I am super glad that I read Trying Sophie. This was a spicy and sweet sports romance that gave me all the feels and made me super happy while reading it. Trying Sophie is told in dual narrative between Sophie and Declan’s points of view. I loved this aspect of the story. I think it works extremely well in a contemporary romance because it gives you the opportunity to really get to know each character. I love seeing Declan’s motivations, backstory and feelings. I loved seeing Sophie’s too but I feel sometimes I like seeing… Read more »

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Dec 13
{Review} Dead Girls Society by @MichelleKrys @RandomHouseKids

{Review} Dead Girls Society by @MichelleKrys @RandomHouseKids

Dead Girls Society is a young adult mystery/thriller from Michelle Krys. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It gave me all the feels, suspicions, and creeps. It is not often that a ookey spooky story with a secret society can also surprise me with its’ twists, turns and big surprises. I love it when I can’t figure out a whodunnit in a book! It doesn’t happen too often, but I am always super excited when it does happen. And it happened in Dead Girls Society, which in and of itself is enough to make me love it. Dead Girl Society follows a group of girls at a high school. Each of the girls gets a letter inviting them to play a game of dares. The prize promises to be something each of the girls desperately needs. Right away, I loved this take on a secret society. It wasn’t the traditional boarding school setting and it wasn’t the tradition hazing process. It was a single elimination challenge. every… Read more »

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Dec 13
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Black Moon by @RominaRussell  @RazorbillBooks

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Black Moon by @RominaRussell @RazorbillBooks

I love the Zodiac series so much, and I am super excited to celebrate the release of Black Moon. The Zodiac series takes place in a world where people are sorted into different houses of the Zodiac. I am going to share with you a pinterest board created and inspired by my house of the zodiac- the Libra. Here is what Romina had to say about the Libra House.   Libra The Knights of Libra go to battle in uniforms made of interlocking golden armor plating that’s flexible enough to adapt to their movements. In addition to their ceremonial dagger, Knights carry a Brell, a shield-like device that defuses a situation by disbursing Bind: A wispy white powder made from ground-up minerals found deep within Kythera’s core—as soon as targets inhale the fine white mist, it seeps quickly into their muscular system, putting the body into a deep sleep. To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a set… Read more »

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