Category: Guest Post

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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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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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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Nov 30
{Review+Dream Cast+Giveaway} TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

{Review+Dream Cast+Giveaway} TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

Check out Who Tessa pictured as Rita and Jasper. (I completely approve by the way!!) When I cast TOO HOT TO HANDLE in my head (and on my Pinterest boards o’course!) I used a more introverted version of Emilia Clarke as Rita Clarkson. All the shiny effervesce and beauty of a brunette Emilia, with more dark makeup and clothing. This is the picture I sent to my editor when casting for the cover, because I think it captures Rita’s personality: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/508132770433476759/ As for Jasper, he is described in the book as a young, revamped Matthew McConaughey and I think his personality totally matches that of a young carefree (non naked bongo playing) version of the actor. I promise he doesn’t say “alright, alright, alright,” but he does have that cool guy, ladies love me spirit. Scott Porter from Hart of Dixie would be my choice to play Jasper in a film J https://www.pinterest.com/pin/508132770433788636/ Sheesh! This book is all that the title promises and more. Too Hot to Handles is the… Read more »

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Nov 18
{Top Five+Giveaway} The Turncoat’s Gambit by @AndreaCremer @PhilomelBooks @PenguinTeen

{Top Five+Giveaway} The Turncoat’s Gambit by @AndreaCremer @PhilomelBooks @PenguinTeen

TOP 5 MOMENTS: OF THE INVENTOR’S SECRET SERIES This was a tough list! I wanted to share the real highlights of finishing this series, but without spoilers. Every book is a creative rollercoaster, but the final book of a series ratchets up those experiences even more. I hope everyone who reads THE TURNCOAT’S GAMBIT enjoys the wild ride!   5) Watching Linnet and Lachance interact. A spy and a pirate! In love! Every scene these two are in was such a delight to create. Their banter and rivalry kept me constantly entertained and deeply invested in their relationships. …. 4) Grave’s choices.  In the first two books of this series, much of Grave’s existence remains shrouded in mystery. By the opening of the TURNCOAT’S GAMBIT, many questions about Grave’s past have been answered and Grave himself begins to consider what path he wants to take in the world. I find Grave’s unusual approach to events and relationships to be utterly fascinating and seeing the way his character unfolds was one… Read more »

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Oct 20
{Top 10 List+Giveaway} Soul Keeper Series by L.A. Starkey

{Top 10 List+Giveaway} Soul Keeper Series by L.A. Starkey

10 Things I’m Addicted to!   Hubby. The thing that I am most addicted to is definitely, by far my husband. He’s ridiculously good looking, athletic, sensitive, loving, serving and puts up with me in ways no man should ever have to. He encourages me and lets me dream BIG all the time, quick to follow me anywhere and fast to remind me that I’m beautiful and loved. He’s addictive in a million ways and I could list his name on all ten of these things, but that would make even me gag! 🙂 Coffee. I love coffee so crazy much that I’ve figured out lately how to have one cup of regular in the morning and then a few cups of 1/2 caf during the day and decaf at night. This schedule takes effort, but man is it worth it. I LOVE coffee, but not black. I need my International Delights Hazelnut creamer to go with it – like having a dessert. Starbucks is good and Seattle’s Best is… Read more »

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Oct 19
{Guest Post+Giveaway} For Sale by Owner by Marlene Bateman

{Guest Post+Giveaway} For Sale by Owner by Marlene Bateman

Hello Book Brief-ers. Yesterday was 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 Enter to win a copy of Illicit by Cathy Clamp Some Practical Tips for the Beginning Fiction Writer Guest Post by Marlene Bateman—Author of; For Sale by Owner   What It’s All About is “Who” If you can’t create characters that are vivid in the reader’s imagination, you can’t create a great novel. Characters are to a novelist what lumber is to a carpenter. But fictional characters are not the same as flesh and blood human beings. Readers want to read about the… Read more »

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Aug 22
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Stranger by @Anna_Del_Mar @CarinaPress

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Stranger by @Anna_Del_Mar @CarinaPress

Get a Copy: Amazon | B&N | GooglePlay | Kobo | Carina Press Series: The Wounded Warrior #2 Release: August 22, 2016 Goodreads I loved The Asset by Anna Del Mar (You can check out my review HERE) so I am very excited to have Anna back on the blog with a guest post today! When Ice Meets Fire Introducing The Stranger By Anna del Mar     Hello Book Briefs visitors! I’m delighted to introduce to you the characters of The Stranger, my newest romantic suspense and the second book of my Wounded Warrior Series, following on the heels of the Amazon bestseller, The Asset. One very cool fact about the series is that you don’t have to read the books in any particular order. Each novel is a standalone journey. Like The Asset, The Stranger is also about a strong heroine trying to find her place in the world and a brave, hot alpha fighting his own demons who will stop at nothing to protect the woman he… Read more »

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Aug 13
{Guest Post} A Week of Mondays by @JessicaBrody @MacKidsBooks

{Guest Post} A Week of Mondays by @JessicaBrody @MacKidsBooks

My Top 5 Best Mondays by Jessica Brody In my latest book, A WEEK OF MONDAYS, I did something very evil. I forced my main character to relive the same horrible Monday over and over and over again. Everything that could possibly go wrong on this day does: she gets a red light picture ticket, she bombs her election speech and her school photo, she chokes during her softball try-outs, her parents are in some weird fight, AND to top it all off, her boyfriend breaks up with her! Yeah, as Mondays go, this one pretty much blows. And then she wakes up the next morning to find that is the exact same Monday. Yup, all of these awful things are happening all over again. But Ellie also soon discovers that although she’s trapped in the same Monday, she also has the power to change it. The question is…which parts actually need changing?   So, in promoting this book, I’ve been talking a lot about horrible Mondays. But not all… Read more »

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Aug 08
{Top 10 List+Giveaway} #TheBelgraveLegacy by Zara Hoffman

{Top 10 List+Giveaway} #TheBelgraveLegacy by Zara Hoffman

Today I have Zara Hoffman, the author of the young adult paranormal romance series, The Belgrave Legacy, here to share 10 facts about one of the main characters. So come get to know Caleb a little better, enter the giveaway, and don’t forget to pre-order The Belgrave Legacy, which comes out on Halloween of this year! TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CALEB PEARCE By: Zara Hoffman 1. Caleb shares the same birthday as his author (me), March 20. Not the same birth DATE, mind you, since he was born in 1832. 2. Freddie Stroma is my dream cast for Caleb Pearce. 3. Kaidan Rowe (Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins) and Dante Walker (The Collector by Victoria Scott) remind me of Caleb (I started writing him before I had read either of these books). 4. Caleb’s black wings resemble those of Fang’s from Maximum Ride. 5. The first scene Caleb appeared in was the beginning dream sequence in Chapter 2. Everything else was written around Caleb and Fawn’s first interaction. 6…. Read more »

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