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Jun 27
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Riding with Brighton by Haven Francis

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Riding with Brighton by Haven Francis

Riding with Brighton by Haven Francis Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Release Date: June 27th 2017 Harmony Ink Press Summary: In the small town of Spring Valley, molds weren’t made to be broken, and high school senior Jay Hall’s been living comfortably in his popular jock one since adolescence. If it weren’t for the colorful, outspoken artistic anomaly Brighton Bello-Adler, he might have been willing to remain there. Unnaturally drawn to Brighton, Jay knows he needs something from him, but is he ready to find out what that something is? Temporarily ditching his old life, Jay climbs into Brighton’s Bronco and finds himself on a whirlwind road trip through parts of his small town he didn’t know existed. When the excursion takes an unexpected turn, Jay is cracked wide open, and the person who’s revealed does strange things to Brighton’s heart. But just when it appears they could be headed toward their own shared piece of paradise, the road takes a sharp right turn into Jay’s life—where the real trip is… Read more »

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Feb 28
{Excerpt+$150 BaubleBar💎Giveaway} Stealing Mr. Right by @Tamara_Morgan

{Excerpt+$150 BaubleBar💎Giveaway} Stealing Mr. Right by @Tamara_Morgan

We’re so excited for Tamara Morgan’s new Penelope Blue series! The first book, Stealing Mr. Right comes out on March 7th! Penelope Blue is a wanted jewel thief who’s married to Grant Emerson, a federal agent. What’s that saying? Keep your friends close…and your husband closer 🙂 To celebrate, we’re giving away a $150 gift card to BaubleBar – so you don’t have to steal precious jewels like Penelope Blue 🙂   His voice was softer than I expected: low but controlled, the sound of an authority figure who knows he doesn’t have to shout to be heard. I’ve since realized that’s the most dangerous kind of man to go up against in a fight. He didn’t bluster and yell the way Riker did, and he didn’t speak in terse rebukes, the way I remember my dad doing when I made an error in the middle of a job. Grant was all control and manners. I hadn’t expected manners. “I’ve never seen a man so intrigued by concrete before,” I… Read more »

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Jan 09
{Review+Giveaway} Freeks by Amanda Hocking

{Review+Giveaway} Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Freeks is a young adult paranormal by Amanda Hocking. I have read a few books in the past by Amanda and I have really enjoyed them so when I saw a book about a traveling circus and weird occurrences they face in one of the towns they stop in, I was super excited. While I don’t think I enjoyed this book as much as I did some of Amanda’s other works, I did enjoy the story in Freeks. It is a book, that even though it clocks in at 400 pages, I easily read in just a few hours. It is a very easy and quick read. While Freeks was a good read, and one that I did enjoy, it didn’t make me fall head over heels in love. Freeks follows Mara who is the daughter of a prominent psychic (yes, I know she is really a necromancer, but the circus features her as a fortune teller.) Mara has grown up in the troupe of people that make up the… Read more »

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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 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 06
{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

Going Under is a new adult contemporary romance (with a college football player, main character- so maybe sports romance) and is the third book in the Blackhawk Boys series by Lexi Ryan. Going Under can be read as a standalone novel. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I am dying to now considering how much I adored this book. I completely fell in love with Going Under. I have been craving a true new adult college romance story for so long, but I haven’t found anything that quite fit the bill. But Going Under was perfect! I love the whole childhood friend’s brother aspect, I love a pseudo second chance romance and I love a good emotional backstory. I really enjoyed the dual narrative in Going Under, between Sebastian and Alex. I was itching to find out what happened to Alex with her scars, and why on earth Sebastian has kept his distance for this long. I knew from the start it couldn’t just… Read more »

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Nov 16
{Trailer+Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheAmateurs by Sara Shepard @sarabooks @HyperionTeens

{Trailer+Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheAmateurs by Sara Shepard @sarabooks @HyperionTeens

Today I have a fun excerpt from THE AMATEURS,  the first in a thrilling new series from Sara Shepard, the #1 bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series. Thanks to Freeform Books for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack! So check out the excerpt, trailer and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway!   Read an excerpt from The Amateurs HERE Visit Freeform BooksFollow Sara on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook and snapchat @sarabooks Follow HyperionTeens on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr #TheAmateurs To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Go undercover with The Amateurs! Enter for a chance to win: a copy of The Amateurs plus branded incognito spy-tools: a lipstick flashlight, mascara flash-drive, and nail polish highlighter.   Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Freeform Books. 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… Read more »

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Nov 03
{Mini Review+Interview} We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

{Mini Review+Interview} We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

When and how did you guys decide to work on this book together? What inspired WeAre Still Tornadoes? Michael: Well, I’ve written a couple epistolary novels over the years – The Locklear Letters and Everybody Says Hello. In both of them, the readers only saw one side of the correspondence and had to use their own imaginations to fill in the other side, which I hope was fun for them. I had the idea of writing an epistolary novel where the reader would see both correspondents’ letters, and specifically the idea of having two friends write to each other when one goes off to high school and the other stays home. I wanted one of the friends to be a boy and one to be a girl, but I was worried about the authenticity of the girl’s letters. I’ve read a few novels by male writers where they have tried to write in a woman’s voice, and they didn’t ring true to me. So I just kept that in the back of my… Read more »

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Oct 18
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Illicit by @CathyClamp @TorBooks

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Illicit by @CathyClamp @TorBooks

Hello Book Brief-ers. Today is my birthday. And to celebrate my birthday, I have lots of giveaways planned for this week. There will be lots of prizes and lots of opportunities to win 1 2 or even 3 or 4 prize packs. So here is the next giveaway! And be sure to check out the previous giveaways from my birthday week: Enter to win the entire Search and Rescue series by Katie Ruggle Enter to win a signed copy of Dream Walker Lands of Mystica Book 1     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win a copy of Illicit by Cathy Clamp (open to US/CAN only) Ends 11/1/16 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

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