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Bookish Bingo Wrap-Up (and, the insanity continues!)

It’s time to see how we did! Forgotten Fridays pick– Start a series–Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates 2015 Debut–The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre Magical Realism– Fairy Tale Retelling– “Pretty Dress” cover–Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare Middle Grade–The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale White Cover–Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes LGBT QIA–Night Shift (the story by Kindle Alexander) Epistolary–iDrakula by Bekka Black Blue Cover–Polarity in Motion by Brenda Vickers Mystery or Thriller–Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King Over 400 pages–Mean Streak by Sandra Brown Graphic novel–Word Girl and the Coalition of Evil by Chris Karwowski POC MC– Mental…

Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition Recap…and Bookish Bingo: 2015 New Year (Because I’m a glutton for punishment)

I just can’t stop myself… Well, I covered a bunch of squares but didn’t end up with too many actual bingos, darn it. Obviously I need to read more strategically. Here’s what I read (with review links, if I did a review): A re-read: ON WRITING by Stephen King (love, love, love this book. Read by the author–bonus!) A serial killer: FALLEN by Leslie Tentler Horror: THE SHINING by Stephen King (even creepier than I remembered–and now I’m ready to read DOCTOR SLEEP!) Red Cover: KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross (loved the concept, but main character drove me crazy with…

New Release Spotlight and Review: Love Unleashed by Jackie Braun (A Billionaire Matchmaker novella)

Charlie’s at it again! Title: Love Unleashed Genre: Contemporary Romance Author: Jackie Braun Publisher: Entangled Indulgence Ebook: 80 Pages Release Date: March 21, 2014 ISBN: 978-1622665051 Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams? The last thing Mia wants is a relationship yet the headstrong florist can’t keep her hands off her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend. Will she open her heart before he leaves town for good? Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble Review: Love Unleashed in another short and sweet installment in the Billionaire Matchmaker series of novellas based on four friends in a small town. All four women take turns dog-sitting…

Reviews: What I’ve Been Reading (Love in the Shadows by Barbara Wallace and Stealing the Groom by Sonyea Weiss)

  Love in the Shadows by Barbara Wallace Short and sweet–I really enjoyed this one. Both Jenny and Nick were scarred–literally and figuratively–and both needed the nudge provided by the four-legged “matchmaker” of the series. I especially liked that the heroine admitted at the end that it was too soon for a true HEA (it’s only about 70 pages long), but that she has definite hope of one. Two thumbs (or maybe paws are more appropriate?) up! Now, time to go back and read the first three in the series… 😉 Rating: 4 stars / A- I received a complimentary…

Some Quick Reads to Pass the Time…(Or Use for Procrastination Purposes, with Slightly Less Guilt than a Full-length Novel)

If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon Blurb: SHE’LL MAKE HIM A BET… Lily McIntire is sick of losing every office wager to her overly cocky—and yeah, devilishly handsome—coworker, Marcus Black. After a few too many tequila shots, and a taunt from Marcus that she’s a wuss, Lily lays down a bet he can’t refuse: One night in the abandoned and spooky Willow Mansion alone for his recent office win, a trip to Hawaii. HE CAN’T REFUSE… There’s only one thing Marcus wants more than his upcoming vacation to Hawaii; it’s to take his sexy coworker on a real date. Every time he’s…

New Release and Review: Kristan Higgins’s The Perfect Match (Books two in the Blue Heron series)

  Title: The Perfect Match Author: Kristan Higgins Series: Blue Heron Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 441 Format read: audio Rating: A- What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise?  Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there… or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn’t easier said than done. Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie,…

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