{Review+Giveaway} Kiss of the Royal by @LindseyDuga @EntangledTeen
{Review+Giveaway} The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas
{Review+Giveaway} Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein @MeredithGoldste
{Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheGreatAlone by Kristin Hannah
{Review+Giveaway} Up to You by @Daisy_Prescott
{Interview+Giveaway} CINDERELLA’S INFERNO by F.M. Boughan @FaithBoughan @Month9Books
Nov 22
{Review} Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

{Review} Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder Paperback, 394 pages Expected publication: December 20th 2011 by Mira Source: NetGalley Age Group: YA Series: Healer #1 Challenge: None Buy this Book:Pre-Order on Amazon Summary (from goodreads) Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos. Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life……. Read more »

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Nov 21
{Excerpt} J.M. Griffin Book Spotlight (Blog Tour)

{Excerpt} J.M. Griffin Book Spotlight (Blog Tour)

Today I have JM Griffin with us to share some information about her books. Thank you for being here with us today. 🙂 Chronological order: (links to goodreads)  1 FOR LOVE OF LIVVY 2 DIRTY TROUBLE 3 DEAD WRONG After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt’s house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbfounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address─her Aunt Livvy’s. Frustrated by the cops’ refusal to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands. Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father. Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with… Read more »

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Nov 18
{Review} Stork by Wendy Delsol

{Review} Stork by Wendy Delsol

Stork by Wendy Delsol Paperback, 368 pages Published September 13th 2011 by Candlewick Press Age Group: YA Source: finished copy from Publisher Series: Stork # 1 Challenges: None Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Family secrets. Lost memories. And the arrival of an ancient magical ability that will reveal everything.Sixteen-year-old Katla LeBlanc has just moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, Katla soon finds out that she’s a Stork, a member of a mysterious order of women tasked with a very unique duty. But Katla’s biggest challenge may be finding her flock at a new school. Between being ignored by Wade, the arrogant jock she stupidly fooled around with, and constantly arguing with gorgeous farm boy and editor-in-chief Jack, Katla is relieved when her assignment as the school paper’s fashion columnist brings with it some much-needed friendship. But as Homecoming approaches, Katla uncovers a shocking secret about her past — a secret that binds her fate to Jack’s in a way… Read more »

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Nov 17
{Giveaway+Review} Cicada by Belle Whittington (blog tour)

{Giveaway+Review} Cicada by Belle Whittington (blog tour)

Cicada by Belle Whittington Kindle Edition Published July 14th 2011 Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenges: none Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Summertime had always been carefree and fun for Blair Reynolds and her friends–until they came upon something that was not human. As the group of friends band together in a fight for their lives, Blair’s true love becomes something more than human…something unnatural. And their existence relies on their ability to keep a secret.                                    You can find Belle Whittington here: Amazon | Facebook | Tumblr | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords | Goodreads | Twitter This book was pretty different than what I have been reading lately. I read plenty of paranormal books, but I have not had that much experience in alien books. I have seen plenty of alien movies, but reading about aliens is just plain different. It is creepier to me for some reason. I got pretty spooked a few times while reading Cicada. And I really liked… Read more »

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Nov 17
{Guest Post} Author Jus Accardo (Blog Tour)

{Guest Post} Author Jus Accardo (Blog Tour)

Today we have the author of Touch, Jus Accardo, with us today at Book Briefs. Be sure to come back next week for my review of Touch.  Comic Books Aren’t Just Toys For Boys…  I’ve always been a tom-boy. Forget the frilly dresses and dolls with pink lace. Give me grass stains and sneakers. While the other girls were playing Barbies and house, I was out on the curb waging mud wars and trading comic books. Back then, I got the look a lot. You know exactly what I mean. That look girls get when they’re acting less than lady like. At least, that was the look *I* got. Not from my mom, though. Never from my mom. She’s always been content to simply let me be me. Other family members tried to get me interested in girl things. Dolls. Nice clothes. Play dates with other girls to play with dolls and wear nice clothes—but it never stuck. It just wasn’t me. I was always more at home with the boys. One thing I was a sucker for, was… Read more »

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Nov 16
{Giveaway+Review} The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway+Review} The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (Blog Tour)

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines Kindle Edition Published October 21st 2011 Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenges: None Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from.Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he’s tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off… Read more »

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Nov 15
{Giveaway + Review} Enchanted by Rachel Wells (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway + Review} Enchanted by Rachel Wells (Blog Tour)

Enchanted by Rachel Wells ebook Published August 6th 2011 by Rachel Wells Source: Blog Tour Age Group: YA Challenges: None Buy This Book:Amazon Kindle Summary (from Goodreads) Mandy is a quiet teenager who just wants to blend in with the crowd rather than stand out as anything or anybody. Mandy’s pretty successful at this until her parents decide it’s time to move from Boston to the quiet seaside town of York Beach, Maine, to “be closer to Nana”. Although Mandy has been vacationing in York every summer since she was a child, she has no desire to live there and is worried about fitting in and finding friends during her senior year of high school. Nana owns a flower shop in town and while working alongside her, Mandy makes a few friends and observes the oddities of the little town and its inhabitants. When she finds some old and cryptic correspondance hidden inside an antique trunk handed down from her Nana, the “oddities” turn into full fledged mysteries. As she… Read more »

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Nov 12
{Giveaway+Review} Invisible by Jeanne Bannon (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway+Review} Invisible by Jeanne Bannon (Blog Tour)

Invisible by Jeanne Bannon Paperback, 186 pages Published September 30th 2011 by Solstice Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenges: None Buy This Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that… For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose. Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”. Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too… Then, when… Read more »

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Nov 09
{Giveaway + Review} Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway + Review} Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton (Blog Tour)

Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton Paperback, 294 pages Published September 30th 2011 by Outskirts Press, Inc. Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Challenges: none Series: My Blood Runs Blue #2 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) “You belong to me… for life…” After a month off, Kristin comes back to work happier then she’s been in a long time. Her new status in life has her solving crimes faster and better than she ever could before. When Alex goes missing, Kristin finds she finally has to reveal the secrets of her life to her friends. Will they be able to stand beside her after they learn all that she has hidden from them? Julian and Gabe stand beside her faithfully as they try to locate Alex. They are surprised to find Trent in Fawn Hollow, but know that Trent may be the only one to do what Alex has asked them to do. As one more choice is taken away from Kristin, she attempts to make the best of it, but finds herself… Read more »

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