Category: Guest Post

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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Jul 03
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Valley of the Moon by Bronwyn Archer @BronArchBooks

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Valley of the Moon by Bronwyn Archer @BronArchBooks

Today I am very excited to have Bronwyn Archer, the author of Valley of the Moon here to share with us her inspiration for the story! Welcome Bronwyn! 🙂 Where Did You Get That Idea? The Inspiration for Valley of the Moon By: Bronwyn Archer  Where does a story come from? Stephen King knows all about finding stories. He compared it to discovering a fully formed fossil buried in the dirt. All you have to do is locate the bones, dig them up, and assemble them into something that looks like a T-Rex—or a novel, to extend his metaphor. And that’s exactly what happened to me to and how I came to write my young-adult novel, Valley of the Moon. In the spring of 2011, I happened to read the New York Times obituary for someone named Huguette Clark. This very rich, strange old lady had died at the age of 104 as the last of the Gilded Age heiresses. Her gruff older father was a self-made gajillionaire, a turn-of-the-century… Read more »

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Jul 01
{Bookish News} Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by @LRonHubbard Book Re-launch

{Bookish News} Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by @LRonHubbard Book Re-launch

Are you all as excited as I am for the re-launch of Battlefield Earth? Battlefield Earth is one of the first science fiction books that I ever read. And now you can get a newly released edition with bonus content as well as an audiobook. Last week, I gave you a teaser about the re-launch and today I have partnered with Galaxy Press to show you everything Galaxy Press is doing for the Re-Launch of this epic-ly classic book! Please note, This is a sponsored post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by GALAXY PRESS, INC, to feature this book. Click here for more information about the Sponsor of this writing _____________________________________ Alien Spacecraft Crashes on Hollywood Blvd for Release of the 21st Century Edition of the International Bestselling Novel Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard WHO & WHAT:  A 25 foot tall alien spaceship from the planet Psychlo will crash onto Hollywood Blvd. The malevolent alien… Read more »

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Jun 29
{Guest Post+Giveaway} New Covers for the Burnout Series by Karen Gordon

{Guest Post+Giveaway} New Covers for the Burnout Series by Karen Gordon

If you guys recall, in 2014 I reviewed a book called Burnouts Geeks & Jesus Freaks: a love story, and I loved it! I thought it was hilarious. It is the first book in the Burnout series by Karen Gordon. The second book in the series was called Popstars, Friends & Lovers: a dreamer’s tale. You can check out my review of the first book HERE if you would like more information. ———————– Karen Gordon has decided to give the series new titles as well as new covers, and I have to say…I am in love with them! Are you guys ready for the new covers and titles?? Burnouts Geeks & Jesus Freaks: a love story is now Suburban Love Song Popstars, Friends & Lovers: a dreamer’s tale is now Catch You If You Fall Click on the covers for more information: Ben Gorman and Carrie Gould live in different worlds, right next to each other. For Ben high school is good grades, Jr. ROTC, and a steady girlfriend. For… Read more »

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