Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bibliophilia, Please's Second Blogoversary (Top Books, Giveaway, & More!)


Though my literal blogoversary was back in June, I hardly think two posts between then and December 31, 2011 constitutes being an active blog. I had another blog that I spent a lot more time with, and I was doing a lot of writing on my own projects, so I never really took this one seriously. Then I took it TOO SERIOUSLY once I started. Anywho, my first post was Top Books of 2011 And Why I'm Glad They Haven't Pressed Charges. I suppose it's only right that I do a top books for this year. Hell, let's do it going back to the first post! (Okay, that's mostly because I was too lazy to do a wrap-up post last year, but that's neither here nor there.) On with it, then, and click on the covers to read my reviews!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read in 2013


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten(ish) Books I Read in 2013

1. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas

This is one of my favorite series and Calaena is one of my favorite heroines. This is also the series I probably push on my bookish friends the most. When I first picked up Throne of Glass last year, I was completely blown away at how it good it was. Surprisingly, Crown of Midnight might have been even better.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Blog Tour (Guest Post & Giveaway): SALT by Danielle Ellison


SALT Tour Schedule

Welcome to my stop on the SALT Blog Tour, brought to you by Rockstar Book Tours. Today I will be featuring an guest post from the author, Danielle Ellison about the main character, Penelope, and there will be a tour-wide giveaway at the end of the post!

Title: SALT
Danielle Ellison
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Tour Organizer: Rockstar Book Tours
Release Date: January 7, 2014

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find "her" demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own.

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.

Guest Post

Writing Penelope Gray
Danielle Ellison

Penelope Grey came to me with an unbridled ferocity. The first line I ever heard from her was the very opening of the book. (“Gran always told us never to leave home without salt.”) And from then on she was a force to be reckoned with. Within two hours of the first line, I had a whole story and wrote the first chapter. I knew Penelope’s name, her family, her non-magical dilemma, and her quest to get it back.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Early Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens


Title: Faking Normal
Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: HarperTeen
Acquired Via: Around the World ARC Tours
Release Date: February 25, 2014

Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.

At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other's songs—words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud.

But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.

With her powerful, moving debut novel, author Courtney C. Stevens emerges as an extraordinary new talent to watch.

My Review

I'm not one for contemporaries, and I've never read any "issues" books that I can recall, but something drew me to Faking Normal. (It was probably the gorgeous cover.) It deals with self-mutilation (not exactly "cutting" in this case), sexual assault, peer pressure, and a whole slew of other problems that teens face a lot more than anyone would like to realize. I've faced all of these issues in the book to some extent (personally and supporting friends), so I was very interested to see how Stevens tackled Alexi's story.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

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Title: Asunder (Newsoul #2)
Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Acquired Via: Library
Release Date: January 29, 2013

Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls—and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

Many are afraid of Ana's presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can't love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In the second book of Jodi Meadows's
Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. asunder explores the beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

My Review

You can read my review of Incarnate (Newsoul #1) HERE.

Asunder is the follow-up to Jodi Meadows' debut novel, Incarnate, set in the fantastical world of centaurs, dragons, sylphs, and souls that have been reincarnating for thousands of years, except for Ana, a newsoul. However, we get to see in Asunder a little more of what it means to have a boyfriend who is five thousand years older (yes, you read that right) than the heroine, how people react to losing loved ones for good after many thousands of years together, and how the replacement newsouls will be treated.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows


Title: Incarnate (Newsoul #1)
Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Acquired Via: Publisher
Release Date: January 31, 2012

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

My Review

This review was originally posted on my Goodreads profile on November 29, 2011 and was one of my first reviews.

Jodi Meadow’s debut, Incarnate, is a beautifully written young adult novel, in which she builds a fresh, new world made of very old souls. In it, humanity consists of a million souls that are reborn repeatedly in a magical land of dragons and sylphs.

Audiobook Review: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

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Title: The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1)
Chris Colfer
Narrator: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette)
Acquired Via: Library
Release Date: July 17, 2012

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

My Review

Fairy tale retellings are some of my favorite things to read, and I'm pretty sure that middle grade versions of these are the best. That being said, The Wishing Spell did not disappoint. Many childhood favorite fairy tales are prominent in the so-called Land of Stories, and the book was a fun way to find out what happened to the main characters of those stories after their happily ever afters.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Audiobook Review: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson

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Title: Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1)
Caroline Carolson
Narrator: Katherine Kellgren
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Acquired Via: Publisher (print) & Library (audio)
Release Date: September 10, 2013

Admiral Westfield sucked in his breath and released it in a tremendous gust. "My dear," he said, "let me be clear: You are a young lady. You will not tell silly tales and you will never be a pirate."

Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for thirty-seven minutes. She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors. She particularly enjoys defying authority, and she already owns a rather pointy sword. There's only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags.

Girls belong at Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies, learning to waltz, faint, and curtsy. But Hilary and her dearest friend, the gargoyle, have no use for such frivolous lessons—they are pirates! (Or very nearly.)

To escape from a life of petticoats and politeness, Hilary answers a curious advertisement for a pirate crew and suddenly finds herself swept up in a seafaring adventure that may or may not involve a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a rogue governess who insists on propriety, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous—and unexpected—villain on the High Seas.

Will Hilary find the treasure in time? Will she become a true pirate after all? And what will become of the gargoyle?

My Review

I promised myself a blog hiatus, but here I am writing this review. It's an illness, I tell you - very similar to the pleurisy that has taken over my lungs and breathing. But you're here to read my thoughts about Magic Marks the Spot. I'll start off by saying that this book is unbelievably, painfully, and wickedly adorable, with my new favorite middle grade character. However, I started this book back in May, which means that it took me approximately seven months to read. I started with an eARC, but I got accosted with All The Life Things and finally had to finish with an audiobook. Let me tell you something - the audiobook is SO GOOD, that you're missing out if you read Magic Marks the Spot any other way.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (34): Breakable by Tammara Webber and Avalon by Mindee Arnett


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Amber's Pick

Title: Breakable
Tammara Webber
Publisher: Berkley Trade (Penguin)
Release Date: May 6, 2014

He was lost and alone. Then he found her. And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

Easy was my first New Adult novel and one of the only New Adult novels that I have thoroughly enjoyed. This is the companion novel to Easy, and I am so excited that we get Lucas's story!

Kayla's Pick

Title: Avalon (Avalon #1)
Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release Date: January 21, 2013

Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they're damn good at it. Jeth doesn't care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents' ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he'll go to get the freedom he's wanted for so long.

I haven't had a lot of luck with full-on YA science fiction, but I keep on trying to find one for me. I love coming-of-age stories (probably why I enjoy YA so much), and heavy sci-fi is one of my most favorite things ever, so why can't I find a blend of the two to work for me? The reviews of Avalon is pretty good, so maybe I'll love it?

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

1. Dangerous Women edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner R. Dozois

This has a lot of great authors – my have-to-reads on the list are George R. R. Martin, Jim Butcher and Brandon Sanderson.

2. Shadowdance (Darkest London #4) by Kristen Callihan

Callihan’s Darkest London series is one of my favorite series. It is a mix between steampunk, urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Back to the Classics Challenge 2014


I didn't have a lot of luck with challenges this year - I forgot about the TBR Challenge and Paranormal Reading Challenge until like March. By the time I remembered, I was too busy with All The Jobs and couldn't be bothered. HOWEVER, this one will be different. My fabulous co-blogger, Amber, and I will be reading the books for this challenge together and doing joint reviews once we have them read. For the "New to You" category, we'll do separate reviews. (I've read nearly everything by H.G. Wells, and Amber has read everything by Jane Austen.) This is going to be a lot of fun.

Karen at Books and Chocolate is the host of the Back to the Classics Challenge this year. Below is some information about the challenge, taken from the sign-up page, if you're interested in joining in as well.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Blog Tour (Excerpt & Giveaway): Clan by Realm Lovejoy

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Title: Clan
Author: Realm Lovejoy
Release Date: November 12, 2013

Clans are Unity.

No variation. No deviation.

On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy.
A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet.

Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank.
But he did. Illegally.
He is different from the other Clans.

A secret that could destroy him.

Praise for Clan

"In this fast-paced novel, Lovejoy uses economical prose while developing the story’s characters and setting in detail. She also meets the challenge of creating memorable characters in a world of identical people..." - Kirkus Reviews

Book Trailer

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Joint Review: Hunted by Kevin Hearne

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Title: Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6)
Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Del Ray
Acquired Via: Purchase
Release Date: November 27, 2012

For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is... run like hell.

Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok—AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living—and still have a world to live in.

Our Review

You can read Amber's review of Trapped (IDC #5) HERE.

There will be spoilers for books in the series prior to Hunted, so if you have not read this far in the series
If you keep going and highlight the black bits, you'll get spoilers for Hunted, too.


Amber: I enjoyed Hunted a lot more than I did Trapped, even though Hunted had a few heartbreaking surprises. I cannot believe that the Morrigan basically committed suicide!

Kayla: I liked Hunted a lot better, too. I never got around to reviewing Trapped because I had a lot of bitterness issues with Granuaile, (Atticus is my boyfriend!) but I got over it for the most part. I guess hearing Luke Daniels (the audiobook narrator) as Oberon saying “Hello, Clever Girl” won me over at the end of the previous book. Still – too much bitterness for me to write a glowing review as a Kevin Hearne fangirl. But, OMG the Morrigan! And so early in the book, too… *sigh* I may’ve cried a little, but it was a little overdone.

Amber: I think I may have a crush on Luke Daniels. He’s one of the most gifted narrators I’ve listened to. I continuously get surprised when he switches around in more than five accents in one book. Plus, he totally nails what I think a dog would sound like if a dog could actually talk.

Kayla: Oh, I definitely have a crush on Luke Daniels! Plus, he’s also visually appealing – isn’t he dreamy?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway): The Sowing by K. Makansi


Title: The Sowing
K. Makansi
Publisher: Layla Dog Press
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Acquired Via:
TLC Book Tours

Remy Alexander was born into the elite meritocracy of the Okarian Sector. From an early age, she and her friends were programmed for intellectual and physical superiority through specialized dietary regimes administered by the Okarian Agricultural Consortium. But when her older sister Tai was murdered in a brutal classroom massacre, her parents began to suspect foul play. They fled the Sector, taking their surviving daughter underground to join the nascent Resistance movement. But now, three years later, Remy’s former schoolgirl crush, Valerian Orleán, is put in charge of hunting and destroying the Resistance. As Remy and her friends race to unravel the mystery behind her sister’s murder, Vale is haunted by the memory of his friendship with Remy and is determined to find out why she disappeared. As the Resistance begins to fight back against the Sector, and Vale and Remy search for the answers to their own questions, the two are set on a collision course that could bring everyone together—or tear everything apart.

In this science-fiction dystopia, the mother-daughter writing team of Kristina, Amira, and Elena Makansi immerses readers in the post-apocalyptic world of the Okarian Sector where romance, friendship, adventure, and betrayal will decide the fate of a budding nation.

My Review

Don't you hate it when you're writing a review and you have this blank page glaring back at you. I've been having a staring contest with this review of The Sowing because I don't really quite know how I feel about it. The world-building is good, I guess the science works for me, and the writing is alright, but I lacked any sort of connection with the characters.

Waiting on Wednesday (33): Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Murder of Crows (The Others #2)
Anne Bishop
Publisher: Roc
Release Date: March 4, 2014

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

I read the first in this series, Written in Red, earlier this year and absolutely loved it. It was my first Anne Bishop book, and I really enjoyed the world that she created. It was dark and had real monsters who ate people instead of trying to play nice. I have since read another of Bishop's series, which I also really enjoyed, and I can definitely tell the similarities in her characters. I am interested in seeing more of this unique world, and I am also interested in seeing how this book will compare and contrast with Bishop's other series.

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Trapped by Kevin Hearne

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Title: Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles #5)
Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Del Ray
Acquired Via: Library
Release Date: November 27, 2012

After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.

My Review

You can read Kayla’s review of Tricked (IDC #4) HERE.

*WARNING* There will be spoilers for books in the series prior to Trapped , so if you have not read this far in the series DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200.

I am so grateful that Hearne decided to skip forward 12 years between Tricked and Trapped. While I love Granuaile, I think I would have become incredibly frustrated during 12 years of training. First, because the tension between Granuaile and Atticus is quickly becoming annoying, as are Atticus’s reasons for abstaining from any sort of relationship other than teacher-student. Second, because Granuaile has for the past few novels been a sort of sidekick character who is mostly a hindrance. This is actually brought up during Trapped, and Granuaile gets quite pissed for basically being called a damsel in distress. I’m really glad that she gets a chance of becoming a bad-ass in her own right, even before becoming a full druid (she throws knives and fights with a staff!).

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors Read In 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2013

1. Harper Lee

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird
I can’t believe I waited until after I graduated from law school and became a lawyer before I ever read this book. This really is a book that everyone should read as it displays the best and worst of humans in general and Americans in particular – bravery and honesty and racism and hatred.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Promo Blitz (Giveaway): Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott


Title: Heartbeat
Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Blast Organizer: Kismet Book Touring
Release Date: January 28, 2014

Life. Death. And...Love?

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

But Emma can’t tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn’t have interested Old Emma. But New Emma — the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia — New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge.

Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death—and maybe, for love?

Praise for Heartbeat

“An intense examination of a family coping with grief, this absorbing character study easily keeps pages turning.” — Kirkus

Buy Links
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

About the Author

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Blast (Giveaway): Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster

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Title: Lovers at Heart (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters & The Bradens #4)
Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Book Blast Organizer: Book Nerd Tours
Release Date: October 26, 2013

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+** Lovers at Heart is a steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. Enjoy Lovers at Heart as a stand-alone novel or for more enjoyment, read the entire Love and Bloom series (nine full-length novels featuring the Snow Sisters and the Bradens).

Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he’s going home to try to forget her all together.

Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she’s never needed a man to help her find her way–until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she’d spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain–including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.

When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever–and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.

Buy Links
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Saturday, December 14, 2013

December New Release Giveaway Hop (INT)

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Welcome to my stop on the December New Release Giveaway Hop! As always, it is being hosted by the magnificent O'Dell at Book Twirps and the glorious Dani at Refracted Light Reviews.

What You Can Win

This month I am featuring some December new releases that I have already reviewed (or has a forthcoming review) here on Bibliophilia, Please. You will be able to choose one of the four books, if you are the winner. Here are the books, and you can see my review for each by clicking on the picture:

The Giveaway