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Sep 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Orchid Throne by @JeffeKennedy @SMPRomance @heroesnhearts

{Review+Giveaway} The Orchid Throne by @JeffeKennedy @SMPRomance @heroesnhearts

The Orchid Throne  is the first book in the Forgotten Empires series by Jeffe Kennedy. The Forgotten Empire series is a fantasy series and the first book, The Orchid Throne totally knocked my socks off. I loved this book so much! And the romance…oh the romance. The Orchid Throne was everything that I look for in great fantasy romances. This marks the second 5 star read of mine on the blog this week, which is huge for me! I don’t give out 5 stars too often, and hardly ever to two books in a row. But both The Orchid Throne and Shadow Frost have topped my best of the best in 2019. If you are a fan of fantasy reads, The Orchid Throne needs to be on your TBR list. In the Orchid Throne we meet our main character, Queen Euthalia, or Lia for short. I love reading a story from the perspective of a Queen, and Lia is a fantastic character. She is witty and fiercely protective of her… Read more »

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Sep 11
{Review+Giveaway} Lycan’s Blood Queen by Catherine Edward

{Review+Giveaway} Lycan’s Blood Queen by Catherine Edward

Lycan’s Blood Queen is the first in the adult paranormal romance duology called the Randolph Duology, by Catherine Edward. I was very intrigued by the summary of this book, and I love books that feature more than one kind of creature because I really enjoy reading about different authors takes on paranormal creatures. The Randolph Duology features Lycans, Vampires and Witches. A classic mix, but we get to see a twist on one of the creatures which I really enjoyed. Lycan’s Blood Queen had a bit of a rocky start. I was confused when I first started reading. I didn’t know what was going on and I wasn’t getting to know any of the characters very well. Honestly, I almost put the book down and went to try something else. But I decided to keep reading to see if the pieces came together for me, and I am very glad that I did. I ended up really enjoying Lycan’s Blood Queen, and I am certainly very interested in reading the… Read more »

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Aug 27
{Review+Giveaway} Mind Games by Shana Silver

{Review+Giveaway} Mind Games by Shana Silver

Mind Games is a dystopian sci-fi thriller by author Shana Silver. I don’t read a ton of science fiction and I haven’t read a good dystopian in a long while, so I was pretty excited to dive into Mind Games. While I did figure out some aspects of the mystery, I still really enjoyed this novel. It is the first time I have seen swoon reads go in this direction, and I have to say I am really excited to see them branch out from contemporary romances. (though you know I do love a good contemporary romance. But sometimes it is fun to mix things up). Mind Games is a fun ride of a story that fans of sci-fi, dystopians and mysteries and thrillers will all enjoy. In Mind Games we meet our main character, Arden. Arden and her friends attend a school geared towards science and technology (STEM school) and with the skills that Arden learned at school she becomes a pretty great hacker. But she is no ordinary… Read more »

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Aug 09
{Review+Giveaway} Ecrivain by Elizabeth Dunlap

{Review+Giveaway} Ecrivain by Elizabeth Dunlap

Ecrivain is the first book in the young adult Ecrivain Academy series by Elizabeth Dunlap. I was immediately pulled into the idea of a boarding school for writers. I loved the whole concept of the school, especially the different houses, like Lovecraft, Shakespeare, and Austen. I loved the idea of being sorted into a house based on your literary style, but what if you want to write more than one kind of book. I felt for Calliope in that regard. She didn’t know which style she would fit in with, so she was exploring the different houses. I am super excited to continue on with the Ecrivain series. If you are a fan of boarding school books that are full of drama, suspense and some crime, then I think this series is going to be a great one for you to check out. In Ecrivain, we meet Calliope, who is an aspiring writer. But to make it more difficult for her, she has to keep her writing hobby a secret… Read more »

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Jun 27
{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS by Joe Solomon

{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS by Joe Solomon

    To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 4 lucky winners will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card, International. 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 05
{Review+Giveaway} Wolves & Monsters by Dyan Chick

{Review+Giveaway} Wolves & Monsters by Dyan Chick

Wolves & Monsters is the first book in the Siren Problems series by Dyan Chick. The Siren problems series is a new adult paranormal romance series. I thought this was a good first book. It is a little on the short side and it is very, very action packed so if you are looking for a fast paced read with a second chance romance and adventure, this is going to be a great quick fix book for you. Not to mention, it is has wet my appetite for more in the siren problem series. I don’t get to read too many books featuring a siren as the main character, so I was immediately intrigued by our main character Angie. Angie is a siren that feels like she is cursed. Every man that she has ever been with has died shortly thereafter. So when she actually fell in love for the first time, she high tailed it out of town so she couldn’t kill him. But her newest death by siren… Read more »

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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

To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 1 winner will receive a $10 amazon gift card to giveaway and a Dead Dreamer charm necklace, US only. 1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of TO DREAM IS TO DIE (when available) and a Dead Dreamer Hoodie, 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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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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