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Jul 30
{Giveaway} Emma in the Night by @Wendy_Walker

{Giveaway} Emma in the Night by @Wendy_Walker

Praise for EMMA IN THE  NIGHT “Twisty…a thriller that keeps readers guessing.” —The New York Times “In this searing psychological thriller…Walker’s portrayal of the ways in which a narcissistic, self-involved mother can affect her children deepens the plot as it builds to a shocking finale.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “A tense thriller explores the bond between sisters and family dynamics that give new meaning to the term ‘dysfunctional’…This thriller aims right for the heart and never lets go.” —Kirkus, Starred Review “Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators.” —Booklist, Starred Review To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 1 of 2 Winners will receive a Signed Copy of EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker. Open INT 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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Jun 14
{Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheGreatAlone by Kristin Hannah

{Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheGreatAlone by Kristin Hannah

Hi Guys! Today St. Martin’s Press is partnering with me to share Kristin Hannah’s new novel, The Great Alone with some teasers, excerpts and a great giveaway! So check out the book information below and be sure to enter the giveaway An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018)!  “A TOUR DE FORCE.” —Kirkus (starred review) ———————————– Read an excerpt from The Great Alone Watch a video of author Kristin Hannah on The Great Alone   A post shared by BookBriefs (@bookbriefs) on Jun 15, 2018 at 10:31am PDT I think The Great Alone would make the perfect book club pick. I have already suggested it to my friend and her book club is discussing it next month. Here is a link to the discussion questions they will be using. Feel free to use them in your own book club! The Great Alone Discussion Questions To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Readers never go to bed alone! Cuddle in with the characters of The Great Alone, cozy socks, and a Tea Forte tea collection. Giveaway open to US… Read more »

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Mar 02
{ARC Review} How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by @KerrelynSparks @StMartinsPress

{ARC Review} How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by @KerrelynSparks @StMartinsPress

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days is the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, called the Embraced, by Kerrelyn Sparks. This is the first time I have read a book by Kerrelyn Sparks, and I have to say I really, really enjoyed it! Actually it was a bit of a surprise for me, because How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days started out pretty rocky for me. I wasn’t feeling the characters and the premise seemed strange, but all of that changed once the main character, Luciana left the island and got to her father’s land. From there, I was totally swept up in the story. More and more with each flip of the page. I fell in love with Luciana and Leo, and I really loved their story. Ana and Leo are not allowed to touch each other. Leo is known as the beast because he can harness the power of lightning and kills with a single touch. I thought his ability was super… Read more »

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Aug 15
{ARC Review} Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

{ARC Review} Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

Curioddity is a fantasy novel by Paul Jenkins. I had a lot of fun with this book. Don’t get me wrong, this book is downright weird at times, but it was a lot of fun to read. The main character Will, is a detective that never really gets to do much detective work. He finds himself at the Curioddity Museum, and lands himself the job of trying to save the museum. The Curioddity museum reminded me a bit of warehouse 13 (sci-fi tv show, which is awesome), but the writing and the zany situations and characters reminded me much more of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I think fans of that book will really enjoy Curioddity. I would love to wander the halls of the Curioddity museum. There are a mixture of crazy contraptions (that make for some pretty hilarious scenes) some other world-y things, like Levity (the opposite of gravity) and some cool historic relics that have magical properties (this is what reminded me of warehouse 13- if you… Read more »

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Mar 17
{Review} Until It’s Right by Jamie Howard @JRHoward9

{Review} Until It’s Right by Jamie Howard @JRHoward9

Until it’s Right is a new adult contemporary romance by author Jamie Howard. I love the idea behind the plot of Until it’s Right. Girl meets guy at bar. guy gives girl number. girl gets number wrong and starts a text romance with wrong number guy. Not to mention her real life romance/friendship with her cute coworker. And oh, yea, he also happens to be her wrong number texting buddy. It was just too cute of a concept to pass up. It screams romantic comedy to me. And Until it’s Right turned out to be even better than I was expecting it to be. I instantly fell in love with Kyle and Haley. This book has top pick of 2015 written all over it. Until it’s Right is the kind of book that will give you book butterflies. You know what I mean, while you are reading you catch yourself smiling like an idiot, because the book is just so darn cute. The characters are just so darn cute and… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Review+Giveaway} In Real Life by @_JessicaLove @StMartinsPress

{Review+Giveaway} In Real Life by @_JessicaLove @StMartinsPress

In Real Life is a young adult contemporary romance by Jessica Love. It tells the story of teens Hannah and Nick who have been best friends for four years. Only hitch to that is they have never met. I think this is a book that is long overdue in todays technological climate. People everywhere have friends that they have only interacted with over the internet, or phone, or on social media. It is just the way the world is today. When I first started reading In Real Life, I thought this was going to be a catfish story. (and trust me, I love a good catfish story. P.S. is anyone else watching the new season?) But In Real Life turned out to be so much more than that. Hannah and Nick have talked on the phone and video chatted multiple times, so they knew who the other person was physically. In Real Life was a delightful story of whether or not they could actually work out as friends (or more… Read more »

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Nov 16
{Review+Giveaway} How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras @ekatwrites @StMartinsPress

{Review+Giveaway} How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras @ekatwrites @StMartinsPress

How to Be Brave is a debut young adult novel by E. Katherine Kottaras. It is a really beautifully done standalone novel about a high school girl that is learning how to be brave, but really just learning how to be herself after her mother’s untimely death. I really enjoyed the main character, Georgia. I thought she was all at once a breath of fresh air in young adult novels, but at the same time so quintessentially teenage that it is impossible not to relate to her in some way. How to Be Brave is a really cute story about Georgia and her friends and her high school life. And as a bonus it is a list story! You know what I am talking about- main character is sad about missing out on something, or some event happens in her life (or is about to happen) and she makes a list of things she wants to accomplish. The event in How to Be Brave was Georgia’s mom’s death. Her mom… Read more »

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