Tag: blog tour

Mar 19
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Final Year by MJ Moores

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Final Year by MJ Moores

Today I have the author of final year here to tell us 5 things we didn’t know about the main character, Jeremy. Top 5 things I didn’t know about Jeremy He has a step-father. As a plotter, I tend to know (for the most part) what’s going to happen (the major things anyway), so when Jeremy revealed that his mother and step-father were away in Arizona I was completely shocked. Then it clicked in my head – the whole reason he took to over-eating as a child was due to the fact that his father left. His mom overcompensated by equating love to food and showering it on Jeremy.   When Jeremy made the decision to lose weight and get healthy, I had no idea that in addition to joining a gym, he’d get into kick-boxing! His determination to push himself started with fitness and ebbed into his school life. His need to prove himself “worthy” fueled him, but the ache of losing someone he loved prevented him from making… Read more »

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Jan 07
{Excerpt+Giveaway} To Dream Is To Die by Sarah Lampkin

{Excerpt+Giveaway} To Dream Is To Die by Sarah Lampkin

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Jun 20
{Exclusive Guest Post} #GOLDFISH by @NatLuurtsema @FierceReads

{Exclusive Guest Post} #GOLDFISH by @NatLuurtsema @FierceReads

Today I have the author Nat Luurtsema, of the new YA book, Goldfish here to answer one very important question. Why she would (or would not) make a great Olympic contestant. Thanks so much for being here at Book Briefs today Nat. Why you (Nat) would or would not make a great Olympic contestant I have it on very good authority that I would NOT make a good Olympic contestant because I actually tried, and failed, to become one! At 14 I was swimming for the school team and for my county and was prit-ty convinced I was Ol Whizzy Mc Fastlegs in the water. And I remember going for a times try-out (in GOLDFISH I have re-imagined it as a try-out for an Olympic Training Camp but I’m sure mine wasn’t so impressive) and I was left trailing behind everyone else, eating dust. Wet dust. So I’m clearly not fast enough. And I don’t think the years since then, when I have been experimenting with Nutella and bacon fried… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Top 10+Review+Giveaway} A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land @authorACLand

{Top 10+Review+Giveaway} A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land @authorACLand

Today I have the author of A Shot of Bourbon, AC LAND here to tell us some things we didn’t know about her. Thank you so much for being here today 🙂 Top 10 things you didn’t know about ME! (A.C. Land)   My senior prophecy predicted I’d ride into my ten-year reunion on the back of a mountain lion. I have four months to procure, train, and learn how to ride a mountain lion… I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd. (There’s a vinyl Darth sticker on my computer and I may or may not be wearing a Boba t-shirt right now). The way to my heart is humor and book puns. I.e.-if you were a book, you’d be fine print. There really is a Bourbon, Missouri. The locals think the water tower by the highway is filled with Bourbon. A ladder, wire cutters, face paint, and give-em-hell attitude needed to determine if this is, in fact, true. A Shot of Bourbon is set geographically in Bourbon, but the book… Read more »

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Mar 04
{Review+Giveaway} My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni @jendwrites @SwoonRomance

{Review+Giveaway} My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni @jendwrites @SwoonRomance

My Senior Year of Awesome is a standalone young adult  contemporary romance by Jennifer DiGiovanni. My Senior Year of Awesome is a really cute read about senior year superlatives and how they brought a couple together. Sadie was voted most likely to marry, along with Adam. Only problem is that superlative is usually reserved for a lovey dovey couple at the school, and Sadie and Adam have never even gone on a date. In fact, most of the time they ignore or annoy each other. Right away, I knew it was going to be a cute story because I love the bickering turned to romance. (does that make me weird?) Sadie grew on me as a character, but at the start of the story, I thought she was kind of a brat. I mean, Adam is nothing but the sweetest guy to her and she was pretty rude about the whole superlative thing. But it is clear that Sadie is a good person, and watching her hang out more with… Read more »

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Nov 24
{ARC Review+Giveaway} FORBIDDEN By Eve Bunting

{ARC Review+Giveaway} FORBIDDEN By Eve Bunting

Forbidden is a young adult mystery by Eve Bunting. It is a dark and mysterious, quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the dreary, almost foggy atmosphere of the little Scottish fishing village, and I really liked how easily digestible the book was. It took me just under 2 hours to read Forbidden, and I walked away feeling like it was a complete story, not a novella. The romance in Forbidden is a nice aside but it is by no means the focal point of the story. After Josie’s parents both pass away from influenza, she is sent to live with her estranged aunt and uncle. When she gets to the town, everything seems a little strange. Just a tad off, including her Aunt and Uncle. It was hard not to get wrapped up in the creepy little town that Eve Bunting created in Forbidden. I could never pin down exactly what was going on. Eve did an excellent job of maintaining a mysterious air about her writing up… Read more »

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Aug 28
{Review+Giveaway} Winter’s Bride by Nellie C. Lind

{Review+Giveaway} Winter’s Bride by Nellie C. Lind

  Winter’s Bride is the first book in an adult paranormal romance series, called the Elders of the Seasons. The first book follows the winter lord. I loved the concept behind the Elders of the Seasons. There are four elders that rule the land. Each one of them gets to take a turn to rule, during…you guessed it, their season.  The other piece to the story that I really loved was that the Elders all lived together in this one city. It was a tiny town because while the elders were not mean per se they were pretty scary to a lot of people, so there are not too many people that move to live closer to them, but the people that do live there have a pretty good life. Winter’s Bride follows the story of Dawn, a young woman in this small town and the Winter Lord. The Winter Lord has never had any interest in marrying, until a string of events surrounding one of the other elders has… Read more »

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Jan 28
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Foolproof by Jennifer Blackwood @jen_blackwood @EPEmbrace

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Foolproof by Jennifer Blackwood @jen_blackwood @EPEmbrace

Foolproof is the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series called the Drexler University Series. I didn’t know this when I first picked up the book. After digging around a bit on goodreads, I found out it was part of the series, but I was never lost while reading. Each book works as a standalone. There were a few instances where I wished that I had read the first book, Unethical, before I had read this one to get some background on the Payton and Blake stuff, especially to see where Jules tied into their whole relationship. But overall, it works well as a standalone with overlapping characters. The thing that I really liked most about Foolproof is not only is it a fast paced, get your heart pumping romance between Jules and Ryan, but it is also a growing up/deciding-what-they-want-to-do-with-their-lives journey. Each one of them faces different struggles with the age old question, “What do I want to do when I grow up?” It was interesting to… Read more »

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Nov 25
{ARC #Review +Giveaway} A Very Grey Christmas by T.A. Foster @TAFosterwriter

{ARC #Review +Giveaway} A Very Grey Christmas by T.A. Foster @TAFosterwriter

This week is Holiday Novella week at Book Briefs. And it was unintentional. I guess it is just that time of year, and I was craving holiday novellas so much that I booked reviews of two of them for series that I have read and enjoyed, back to back. Yesterday I reviewed This Christmas by Katlyn Duncan, and in the review I talked about how the book surprised me with its’ more somber beginning. So I didn’t want to get any preconceived notions in my head before reading A Very Grey Christmas. But this book was just what I expected it to be- a fluffy, and cheesy fun holiday romantic read. I love Grey so much, as you can tell from my reviews of the first two books in the series, so I will always jump at a chance to read more about him and all his southern charm. I love any kind of holiday novella, but I think my favorite kind is getting to peek in on characters that… Read more »

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Aug 07
{Review+Giveaway} Where You Are by Alla Kar @allakar1 @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Where You Are by Alla Kar @allakar1 @swoonromance

Where You Are is the first book in the New Adult, Together series. It starts out with a group of friends with various guy problems, and one girl that seems to have all the answers to how guys tick. I thought it was really interesting to see what the heck was going on with Laney. Sure, she does have no problem wrapping guys around her fingers, but she is also not interested in any of them. All we know is that it has to do something with a guy in her past, but the real heart of the story for me was figuring out just what happened between her and that guy. I was really pleased when we finally got to the bottom of that story. Where You Are turned out to be a satisfying new adult read. There were a ton of ups and downs throughout the book and a whole lot going on, but the overall story was really good! Laney is so not interested in college guys-… Read more »

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