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Month: August 2013

What I’m Reading: Week in Review (8/31/13)

  Oh, I am soooo in denial that tomorrow is September first. Actually, it’s in an hour and a half, but I’m still going to label it tomorrow because that makes me feel better. See? Not just a river in Egypt. It’s all in my head, and I’m fine with that. With the dreaded “S” word starting soon, I haven’t been able to read as much this week as I wanted to, darn it. I’m still working my way through Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading, and if I can finish it by the end of next week I’ll be…

Books on Sale: Get Ready for Pemberley Digital’s Emma Adaptation with the Kindle Daily Deal!

  If you watched last year’s breakout YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,  a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice (and if you haven’t, why the heck not? It’s beyond addicting, and at least now you can watch all 100 episodes back-to-back and not have to wait a painfully long time to see William Darcy, or their first kiss, or….), then you probably know that the next full-length adaptation in the works is Austen’s Emma, to be called Emma Approved. (Twitter handle: @EmmaApproved. On Facebook at Emma Approved.) Today’s Kindle Daily Deal includes more than twenty titles that are “great reads for college students”. Six of the titles are…

Book Review and New Release: The Awakening: Liam (The Awakening #2)

Title: The Awakening: Liam Author: Abby Niles Series: The Awakening Genre: Paranormal romance Published: 2013 Pages: 209 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ The Awakening series takes place in a world where shifters exist in secret and are “bonded” to their true love for life…which is awesome if their mate is interested, but can lead to insanity of she is not. This is the second book in the series; I haven’t read the first yet (The Awakening: Aidan), so I didn’t get of the details of exactly how this world works. Enough of it was explained throughout the course of the novel, though,…

Baltimore Book Festival–It’s Coming! (And We’re Hopefully Going!)

Mini Moe #2 and I were beyond excited to hear that MEG CABOT is going to be at the Baltimore Book Festival next month! Here’s the details from their website: ENTER A WORLD OF LITERARY ADVENTURE THIS FALL WITH THE BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2013 From best-selling books and e-readers to celebrity and local authors, come celebrate the art of the written word at the Baltimore Book Festival. The mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts returns on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 from noon to 8pm and Sunday, September 29 from noon to 7pm in Mount Vernon…

Covet Release Day Blast! Two New Releases and a GIVEAWAY!

Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and LIKE their Facebook page. Today I’m happy to be featuring Covet’s August releases!!   The Awakening: Liam by Abby Niles The Awakening #2 Shifter, Liam…

Book Review and New Release: Take Me by Diane Alberts (Taking a Chance #4)

Title: Take Me Author: Diane Alberts Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 144 Format read: ebook Rating: B- It’s official: Take Me is definitely my favorite of the Take a Chance series. I liked both Mike and Morgan’s characters, and was happy with how they got to their HEA. Middle school history teacher Mike Worth has watched his friends and siblings fall in love for three books now, all the time knowing that their path just wasn’t for him. At his best friend Garrett’s bachelor party, though, he meets the woman who just might change his mind…. Morgan Collins isn’t interested in anything long term beyond her dancing…

Book Review and New Release: One Night at the Spa by Kathy Lyons

  Title: One Night at the Spa Author: Kathy Lyons Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 74 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ One Night at the Spa is a short, steamy (pun absolutely intended), friends-to-lovers story. Kathy Lyons (who also writes as Jade Lee) is a new-to-me author, and I’ll definitely be reading more from her in the future. Kim Castillo managed a gym, since an ACL injury has sidelined her career as a pro racquetball player. The loss of her sports career is only part of her current problem, though. All the years of excessive exercise have put her libido on ice,…

Books on Sale: Audible Joins the “Deal of the Day” Fun (because I clearly needed to spend MORE money on books….)

Audible is kicking off their brand new “Deal of the Day” promotion today, offering Life of Pi on audio for just $3.95. Just last night one of my Quilt Night friends said she’d seen the movie and loved it, so this just seems oddly fortuitous, doesn’t it? She hasn’t read the book yet, but a colleague of hers did and said that they were very close. Has anyone else read it and seen the movie? What did you think? In related news, Amazon’s Daily Deal has I am Number Four on sale for $2.99 ( and you can add audio for…

August Ever After! New Releases from Entangled’s Ever After Line

Entangled’s Ever After line (publishers of romantic novellas–quick reads with a guaranteed HEA, a real win-win) has three big releases today–check them out!   One Night in the Spa by Kathy Lyons Synopsis What starts out as a simple massage treatment for spa manager David’s best friend Kim, turns into a night of seduction and sexual discovery.   Always relegated to the friend zone, David is determined to show Kim what she’s been missing…one erogenous zone at a time. Sure, their friendship is on the line. And sure, David’s hiding a motive larger than either him or Kim. But the…

Entangled Teen Ember Launch Party and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Entangled Teen Ember (a division of Entangled Teen) August 26th launch party! Today, we’re celebrating the release of DARKER DAYS  by Jus Accardo CHAOS by Christine O’Neil!   DARKER DAYS by Jus Accardo     Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course…   When gorgeous new…

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