{Review+Giveaway} Riveted by @JayCrownover @Morrow_PB
{Giveaway} Romance is in the Air Giveaway!
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Rising by @HeatherGraham & @JonDLand @TorBooks
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney @MalMcCartney
{Sale Alert+Giveaway} Starlight & Starfall by @Melissa_Landers @HyperionTeens
{Giveaway} For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop!
Jan 12
{Mini Review+Excerpt} TOO TEMPTING by Bethany Lopez

{Mini Review+Excerpt} TOO TEMPTING by Bethany Lopez

Too Tempting is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, called the Lewis Cousin’s series, by Bethany Lopez. I liked this book, but it didn’t rock my world or anything crazy like that. It was a quick contemporary romance read. To be honest the plot of this one just didn’t click for me, and ultimately that was why I couldn’t enjoy this story more. I would be interested to see Gabe’s cousin’s story, but the premise of Gabe’s story didn’t really grab me. Overall, it was a decent read, but I didn’t love it. Too Tempting follows Gabe and Zoey, who meet at a summer camp and start a relationship. But almost immediately a big secret from Zoey’s sister’s past links all of them together in a way that I just wasn’t digging. From that point on, my opinion was a little tainted. It just seemed too far fetched, and the story moved a little too quickly for me to completely fall in love. But I did… Read more »

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Jan 11
{Giveaway} #ADogsPurpose Movie Trailer!

{Giveaway} #ADogsPurpose Movie Trailer!

 Today I partnered with Universal Pictures to share the movie trailer for A Dog’s Purpose and to offer a cool prize pack. I think this film looks great. I am a huge dog lover, so I can’t wait to see A Dog’s Purpose. Be sure to check out the trailer and enter to win this awesome prize pack from Universal Pictures! A DOG’S PURPOSE –The ones we rescue, rescue us- IN THEATERS JANUARY 27 Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.  The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.   A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone… Read more »

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Jan 10
{Review} Love and First Sight by @JoshSundquist @TheNovl

{Review} Love and First Sight by @JoshSundquist @TheNovl

Love and First Sight is a young adult standalone romance by Josh Sundquist. This is the first novel I have read by Mr. Sundquist and I was so delighted by it. I immediately fell in love with the main character Will. I found him to be hilarious, bright and so personable. And his story was fresh, engaging and totally heartfelt. Love and First Sight made me think. What would I do in Will’s position? I honestly have no idea, but I loved that Josh Sundquist completely made me step into Will’s shoes and give that question some thought. Will was born completely blind, and our story starts in high school when he is first attempting to mainstream into a normal high school. I loved watching his interactions with everyone on his first day. He cracked me up right from the first page. I really enjoyed Cecily and all of Will’s other friends as well, but Will was the star of this show for me. I was totally enamored with him… 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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Jan 06
{Review} Ever the Hunted by @ErinSummerill @HMHKids

{Review} Ever the Hunted by @ErinSummerill @HMHKids

Ever the Hunted is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Clash of Kingdoms by Erin Summerill. Ever the Hunted is Erin’s debut young adult novel, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I found the story to be very engaging and I love a good magic infused fantasy, so this was right up my alley. It kind of reminded me of Maria V. Snyder’s Healer series. The world that Erin created was very interesting and I can’t wait to read the next novel in the series. There are lots of interesting aspects to touch on in Ever the Hunted- there is magic, romance, political intrigue and action and suspense. Plenty for any fan of fantasy. Ever the Hunted is the story of Britta, who is an outcast in her land. This was interesting because her father was so closely respected by the king. But because Britta’s mom was from a neighboring country, who they were on the verge of war with, Britta has basically been… Read more »

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Jan 05
{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

Real Good Man is the first book in a new adult romance duet by author Meghan March. This is the second book that I have read by Meghan and I have confirmed that I flipping love her writing. Real Good Man is a great read and I am so happy that part two in this duet comes out so quickly because I want to get back to Logan and Banner’s story as soon as possible. I didn’t love the way this one ended, but I did love everything else about the story, so I would call that one a win. Real Good Man is told in dual narrative between Banner and Logan. I am not going to lie, when I first started reading the book in Banner’s point of view, I thought Banner was the guy in the story. And then when I met Logan, I was really confused. But Banner is a girl and her name is explained in the book, and it becomes a really cute inside joke… Read more »

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Jan 03
{Review} The Romantics by @LeahKonen @abramskids

{Review} The Romantics by @LeahKonen @abramskids

The Romantics is a young adult romantic comedy about love. told from the perspective of love. I totally, well, loved this concept, and I hope we see more in this world. At the end of the book, there was a little hint that we might see another story told by love, featuring a different couple. (and how I hope that is true!) The Romantics was a very cute read. I loved the chapter titles and variety of writing styles. Leah Konen did an excellent job switching from omniscient narrator, to list style for some chapters to text messages between the characters. All of it worked really well with the flow of the story. And they were hilarious. What I loved the most about The Romantics is that the main character (other than love) is a guy. Yes, this is a guys love story and I find that so refreshing. Gael is a hopeless romantic and he is just totally adorable. I loved reading all of Love’s antics to try and… Read more »

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Jan 02
{Review} The Secret of a Heart Note by @StaceyLeeAuthor @KTegenBooks

{Review} The Secret of a Heart Note by @StaceyLeeAuthor @KTegenBooks

The Secret of a Heart Note is a young adult standalone, magical realism romance by author Stacey Lee. I LOVED this book. And when I say I loved it, I really, really loved it. This book was so much more than I was expecting it to be. And I mean that in the best way possible. Because I was expecting this book to be a cute contemporary romance, but I didn’t realize the depth that the aromateur part of the story would be. I fell in love with the idea of someone mixing elixirs and smelling out the subtle notes and scents that make up a person. I really loved the idea of that. And Stacey Lee did an excellent job of making the world of Mim and her mom, the world of aromateurs come to life. Mim is an awesome character. I loved her. She is kind of an outcast, but as sweet as can be. I loved her interactions with her classmates. So much, that I would love… Read more »

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Dec 30
{Top 10 of 2016} Most Anticipated Books of 2017!

{Top 10 of 2016} Most Anticipated Books of 2017!

This year the event is being hosted by  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books , Nancy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader,  Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales ,and Rachel of Fiktshun. Check out my other posts this week: Top 10 Covers of 2016 Top 10 New Adult Books Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2016 Today’s prompt is Most Anticipated Reads of 2017 WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2017? Let me know 🙂 To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win an ARC of The Diabolic (US only) 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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Dec 29
{Top 10 of 2016} Best Book Boyfriends!

{Top 10 of 2016} Best Book Boyfriends!

This year the event is being hosted by  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books , Nancy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader,  Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales ,and Rachel of Fiktshun. Check out my other posts this week: Top 10 Covers of 2016 Top 10 New Adult Books Today’s prompt is Best Book Boyfriends Of 2016 The title links to my review and the book cover links to amazon My number 1 is my favorite romance of the year, but all of the rest are not in any particular order. But seriously, if you have not met Bodi yet from Stroked Long…you need to! NOW! Bodi from Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn     2. Finn from The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons 3. Dallas from The Replacement Crush by Lisa Roberts Brown   4. Cletus from Beard Science by Penny Reid 5. Callum from Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle 6. Brian from Four Letter Word by J. Daniels 7. Jesse from Remembrance by Meg Cabot 8. Spencer from Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey   9. Tyrus from The… Read more »

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