Category: Adult

Jun 06
{Review+Giveaway} Forever Chosen by K.L. Bone

{Review+Giveaway} Forever Chosen by K.L. Bone

Forever Chosen is an adult paranormal romance novella in the vampire brides series. The books in the vampire brides series are each standalones, so they can be read in any order, and they are all written by different authors and have different lengths and heat levels. I like the concept behind a series like this, and I think it would be perfect if you are craving some vampire romance. My problem is I think I am just over vampires at the moment. Most of the time, they don’t feel unique or different enough, and that was kind of my experience with Forever Chosen. This book was ok. It was well written and the story and characters were fine. It just didn’t excite me because I didn’t really want to be reading about vampires. That is entirely a me issue, not a book issue. I think if you are in the mood for a vampire romance, this book and this series will be right up your alley. Forever Chosen is the… Read more »

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May 22
{Interview+Giveaway} The Divorce Planner by Angela Lam

{Interview+Giveaway} The Divorce Planner by Angela Lam

The Divorce Planner Angela Lam Published by: The Wild Rose Press Publication date: May 20th 2019 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance When her daughter suggests Darcy Madison attend her ex-husband’s wedding, Darcy enlists the help of her colleague, divorce attorney Victor Costello, to pose as her dashing young date. But when Victor proposes to Darcy at the reception, Darcy forgets they are pretending and says, “Yes!” Between her false engagement to Victor and her daughter’s suggestion to have a double wedding, Darcy falls even further in the fantasy of being a blushing midlife bride. The longer the masquerade continues, the more Darcy starts to wonder what is love and can it last forever in a world where divorce is the only language she knows? Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo —     What inspired you to write The Divorce Planner? Shortly after my year-long divorce was finalized, I wistfully wondered if the process would have gone more smoothly if I had hired someone to navigate… Read more »

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May 19
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Taken by the Phantom by Isabella King

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Taken by the Phantom by Isabella King

Taken by the Phantom Isabella King (The Phantom of the Academy, #1) Publication date: May 16th 2019 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance I’ve never felt at home at Juilliard. My stagefright always makes me choke when I’m under the spotlight, to my classmates’ delight. But when I’m dragged into a new world, to a new school—where singing is more than a talent, it’s magic—I can’t hide my voice anymore. This new power is tempting, but terrifying forces swirl around the kingdom of Cantus. Missing girls, rivals at my new academy, Rebels, demons slaying people in the street—and it all leads back to him. The mysterious, powerful Phantom, who lurks beneath the opera school and demands he be my teacher—a demand which soon grows into something deeper, darker. But if I want to survive this place, or have any hope of going home, I may have no choice but to give in to him… and all he desires. Goodreads / Amazon — I appraise the Phantom of the Opera in shadow and… Read more »

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Apr 29
{Interview+Giveaway} A GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER by Bev Thomas

{Interview+Giveaway} A GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER by Bev Thomas

Thank you so much to Bev Thomas for stopping by Book Briefs today to chat about her book, a Good enough Mother, which releases tomorrow. Check out her interview below and then enter the giveaway to try and win a copy of the book for yourself! The protagonist of A GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER is Ruth Hartland, an experienced therapist who specializes in helping trauma victims. You were also a clinical psychologist for many years, and have an in-depth understanding of this world. What made you want to explore the patient-therapist relationship in fiction and how did your real-life experiences inform the novel? In my work, I had always been very interested in grief and loss – powerful emotions that not only underpin the human condition, but frequently find their way into the therapy room. But I was initially reluctant to explore the therapeutic world in fiction, as I didn’t want the focus to be on a patient. It was only when I flipped the concept and made the protagonist a… Read more »

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Apr 01
{Review} Space by Penny Reid

{Review} Space by Penny Reid

Space is the second book in the Laws of Physics series by Author Penny Reid. But to make things a bit confusing, the Laws of Physics series is the second trilogy series in the Hypothesis series. Each of the trilogy follows a new set of characters, but at least one of the main characters is tied to science. And I love a nerdy romance. Especially if Penny Reid is the author. I think you all know by now that she is one of my very favorite authors of all time. I loved the first book, Motion soo much ( you can check out my review HERE) Space picks up a few years after the events from Motion left off, with Mona running off on Abram, and replacing herself with her twin sister Lisa. (if any of this sounds confusing to you, then you need to go back and read motion because this is a series that does need to be read in order.) I loved Motion so much, but I… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review+Giveaway} Battlefield Love by Skyler Andra & Mila Young

{Review+Giveaway} Battlefield Love by Skyler Andra & Mila Young

Battlefield Love is the first book in the new adult operation cupid series by Skyler Andra & Mila Young. The operation cupid series is a mythology and fantasy romance, that has a really cool premise. You all know I am a sucker for anything mythology, and I love Mila Young’s Gods and Monster’s series so much, so I was extra excited to see what they would do with another mythology series. The coolest part of Battlefield Love is the world setup and the treatment of the gods of greek and roman mythology. I did have a small issue with one aspect of the story, but I love the setup and Battlefield Love has all of the makings and potential to be an awesome series. I can’t wait for the next book. In Battlefield Love we meet our main character, Locke is just a normal woman, until Eros (the Roman version of Cupid) pulls her into the world of Gods and their human Avatars. The concept of Avatars is one that… Read more »

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Mar 14
{Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway} Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince by by V.E. Schwab Andrea Olimpieri & Enrica Angiolni

{Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway} Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince by by V.E. Schwab Andrea Olimpieri & Enrica Angiolni

Giveaway hop hosted by: bookhounds Today I am going to make one of you feel very lucky, because I have a copy of the new graphic novel by VE Schwab to giveaway! But don;t worry…all of you should be feeling lucky, because I also have a sneak peek inside it’s pages for all of you! So if you love the Shades of Magic series, check out some of the pages from the new graphic novel series! I think you are going to love it! Be sure to check out the other stops on the Steel Prince Tour for more great content and chances to win! Then be sure to enter the giveaway and hop around to the other blogs on the hop for other great posts and giveaways. Click on the images to enlarge them     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win a copy of Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince (open to US only) Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms… Read more »

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Mar 05
{Release Day Review} THE DRAGON OF NEW ORLEANS by GENEVIEVE JACK

{Release Day Review} THE DRAGON OF NEW ORLEANS by GENEVIEVE JACK

The Dragon of New Orleans is the first in the adult fantasy series, The Treasure of Paragon, by author Genevieve Jack. I enjoyed this book, and I think I will likely continue on with the series, but it didn’t blow me away like I was hoping it would. It is no secret that I love fantasy books, and I have been very into dragon tropes for the past 6 months or so. The Dragon of New Orleans was a good book and there were many things that I really enjoyed about it, but it was not my favorite dragon related story in the romance department. But first, let’s start with the elements of the story that I really enjoyed. I loved that the world building in the novel. I thought Raven’s abilities, and bloodlines were really interesting, and Paragon was very cool. Both are something I look forward to exploring and learning more about in the next installment. I loved some of the secondary characters, as well as the curse… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Birth by Donna Russo Morin

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Birth by Donna Russo Morin

BIRTH Donna Russo Morin (Once, Upon a New Time, #1) Publication date: February 15th 2019 Genres: Adult, Fantasy New worlds don’t appear. They are born from the labor of those who envision them. Count Witon has grown weary of the constant war between the races. Together with his wife Belamay, and Persky – first of a rare Human / Elf breed – Witon plans to create a new society: a utopia for anyone who longs for peaceful coexistence. They recruit pilgrims from every city and species; most to success, some to failure. Together, they set off to a small, yet promising island, found by chance in the middle of the churning ocean. But the journey there is fraught with challenges, and none of them is as dire as the one they face once they reach their destination. Will they have the strength and determination to give Birth to this New Time? Once, Upon A New Time is a medieval fantasy with a double-edged sword: one of blood, the other of… Read more »

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Feb 18
{Teaser+Giveaway} A COURT OF EARTH AND AETHER by Meg Xumei X @YA_SIRENS

{Teaser+Giveaway} A COURT OF EARTH AND AETHER by Meg Xumei X @YA_SIRENS

I am so excited that A COURT OF EARTH AND AETHER by Meg Xumei X is available now and that I get to share the news!   If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Meg Xumei X, be sure to check out all the details below.   This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC courtesy of Meg and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Title: A COURT OF EARTH AND AETHER (War of the Gods #4) Author: Meg Xuemei X Pub. Date: February 12, 2019 Publisher: Meg Xuemei X Formats: Paperback, eBook Pages: 239 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon Cass Saélihn is the weapon, the hybrid born to kill the Olympian gods. Only the price is her own life. One dies so millions can live. So her mates will live. But Cass can’t just abandon them, can she? She’s just found them–a home she’d never imagined she could have. So when Death offers her a way out if… Read more »

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