Category: Adult

Feb 13
{Interview+Giveaway} Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan

{Interview+Giveaway} Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan

I am so excited to have Rhenna Morgan , the author of Rough & Tumble here with us today. Thank you for being here at Book briefs rhenna. Describe Rough & Tumble in a tweet (140 characters or less) What you see isn’t always what you get. What you want isn’t always what you need. Sometimes a woman’s safest in the arms of a dangerous man. Who was more fun to write? Jace or Vivienne? Why? Definitely Jace. For some reason, his scenes flowed very easily. But then, he’d also been taking up space in my head for a year before he finally got screen time. What do you do when you get writers block? It depends on what stage of the book I’m in. Sometimes the answer is as simple as a change in writing environment or a glass of wine. (There’s some truth to, “Write drunk, edit sober.”) Most of the time, though, if I can just write something—even if it’s my grocery list—my words will start coming…. Read more »

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Feb 10
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Rising by @HeatherGraham & @JonDLand @TorBooks

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Rising by @HeatherGraham & @JonDLand @TorBooks

Today, I am super excited to have the authors of The Rising, Heather Graham and Jon Land here at Book Briefs. Co-authored books always fascinate me because I love seeing how different collaborations affect the writing, and I love seeing a behind the scenes into how they shared the writing responsibilities for the book. So today, Heather and Jon have been kind enough to each share 5 things they learned while writing The Rising. And they have also been kind enough to offer up three finished hardcover copies of The Rising for a giveaway. So check out there guest post and enter the great giveaway at the bottom of the post. THE RISING , written by acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists  Heather Graham and Jon Land is the pulse-pounding adventure of a young man and woman racing to save our world from a terrible fate. An addictive read, this action-packed and mysterious novel tells the story of the endurance of young love, and how quickly two lives can be changed forever. THE RISING combines Graham’s talent for writing… Read more »

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Feb 08
{Review+Giveaway} Ruthless by Gina Maxwell

{Review+Giveaway} Ruthless by Gina Maxwell

Ruthless is the second book in the playboys in love series by Gina Maxwell. The playboys in love series is an adult contemporary romance and each of the books can be read as standalones. I have not read any books by Gina but I had no problem following along in this one. I will say this, this book is very adult. Even more so than I was expecting. So know that when you go into it. I have read books on many of the various Entangled lines, but I have never read any from their “scorched” line. Now, I can say this book is as advertised…scorching hot. I ended up liking the story, but I didn’t fall head over heels in love with it. It was a good read though. The plotline of Ruthless was pretty unbelievable for me, but you just have to go with it and not think about it too much. The main character, Roman, is a very successful attorney and also a male stripper. Those two… Read more »

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Feb 02
{Review+Giveaway} ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by @JILLSHALVIS @avonbooks

{Review+Giveaway} ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by @JILLSHALVIS @avonbooks

Accidentally on Purpose is the third book in the adult contemporary romance, Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. Each of the books can be read as standalones, but they do follow different couples in a group of friends. I have heard amazing things about the second book in the series, The Trouble with Mistletoe, and it is on my TBR for the next holiday season. I really loved Accidentally on Purpose. I think it might be my first 5 star contemporary romance of the year. Accidentally on Purpose is told in dual narrative between Archer and Elle. I freakin’ loved Archer and Elle. If someone came up to me and said Michelle, what would be a great combination for a romance. I would say, I love bantering, I love a couple who keeps one another on their toes, and I love a long play romance with some good guy jealousy. Archer and Elle had all of that in spades. Theirs is a story that I already want to revisit. Elle’s… Read more »

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Jan 31
{Review+Giveaway} TOO WILD TO TAME by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

{Review+Giveaway} TOO WILD TO TAME by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

Warning: This is second book in a series that should be read in order. If you are new to the series, check out my review of book one- Too Hot To Handle HERE Too Wild to Tame is the second book in the Romancing the Clarksons series by Tessa Bailey. I really loved book,  Too Hot to Handle. This series is an adult contemporary romance series. Book one is still my favorite, but this second installment was good as well. I just love all of Tessa Bailey’s works. What I liked the most about this book and this series is the concept. I love a series of interconnected standalone novels, each focusing on a different character. There are tons of books which follow this pattern and it is a big winner for me. Even better if they are books that center around a family or group of siblings. I think that is very interesting and adds another layer of complexity and familiarity between the novels. This series centers around the… Read more »

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Jan 31
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bachelor Auction is the first book in Bachelors of Arizona series by Rachel Van Dyken. The Bachelors of Arizona series is an adult contemporary romance series, but I feel like it will have crossover appeal to the new adult audience as well. I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, fun and cute read, so a quick little mini review will do for this one. The Bachelor Auction is a a take on a Cinderella story, and I loved the main woman- Jane. She stole the show for me. I found her to be charming and delightful really. I also like Brock but I didn’t fully love him. I think Brock is the reason why out of all Rachel’s books I have read, this one is not my number one pick. It does have Rachel’s signature witty and fun writing style. I really love her writing, by the way. And because she is such a strong writer, her romances are always really enjoyable to read, but Brock was a… Read more »

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Jan 23
{Review} No Breaking My Heart by Kate Angell

{Review} No Breaking My Heart by Kate Angell

No Breaking My Heart  is the fifth book in the Barefoot William series by Kate Angell. I have not read any books either in this series, nor by Kate Angell yet. but I was pleasantly surprised by No Breaking My Heart. It was a quick, fun read that made me smile and laugh from start to finish. Which is exactly what I was looking for. Each of the books in the Barefoot William series can be read as standalones. I had no problem jumping right into this story. Each of the books follows a different couple. No Breaking My Heart is Alyn and Halo’s story. And I really liked the two of them, but what I found really interesting was that there was also a secondary couple forming in the story. Landon and Eden. I’m not sure if this is typical in this series, if there is the base set up for the next book and couple it will feature, or if that was unique to this book in the… Read more »

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Jan 22
{Review} Fly With Me by @ChanelCleeton @BerkleyRomance

{Review} Fly With Me by @ChanelCleeton @BerkleyRomance

Fly With Me is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, called Wild Aces, by Chanel Cleeton. Fly With Me was my first experience with a Chanel Cleeton book, and I was super excited to read it for many reasons. Chanel is a fellow law school survivor, I have a few of her books on my TBR because they all sound so good, and I was really in the mood for a swoony romance, and I have heard she is the go to author for that. So I grabbed Fly With Me and dug right in. Flash forward to three hours later and I am so engrossed in Noah and Jordan’s story. I finished this book and had no idea how much time had passed. I went into my own little world and didn’t resurface until I had no more pages to turn. (and if I didn’t have a pesky job getting in the way, I would have immediately grabbed book 2!) Fly with Me was such a satisfying… 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 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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