Monday, March 19, 2018

Blog Tour: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ~ Review & Giveaway

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Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)Source: Book provided by publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

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**Spoilers for books 1&2 in this review, so if you haven't read the first 2 books in the series please skip to the "overall" portion of this review so I can recommend this series to you and everyone you know! :)  (NO spoilers for Obsidio, so no worries there)**

As per usual with the final book in any series, especially a series I adore, I was terrified to pick this book up. After loving the absolute heck out of Illuminae and then Gemina, Obsidio was super intimidating. So, of course, I stalled with picking up Obsidio. I received it at the end of February but didn't really start reading it until my spring break started in the second week of March. Aaaaand I devoured Obsidio in barely a day. Because, yes, it was AMAZING.

Again we are introduced to a new set of characters with this installment, but in this one we also get A LOT of characters from the previous books -- something that I LOVED. Like, seriously. I was 500% here for Hanna and Nik and Kady and Ezra and seeing them deal with issues that are still arising for them (because can they ever catch a break??) and just how they get to the point of compiling these Illuminae Files. My favorite parts of Obsidio were with these characters I've been obsessed with for two whole books.

And SPEAKING OF these characters I love, can we take a second and appreciate Isaac Grant? Because he is a fantastic person, and a phenomenal father. Honestly, the part where I cried hardest in this book (really, we all knew I'd cry at some point -- I've cried for every book in this freaking beautiful series) was when he was being supportive. I didn't expect him to be a character I enjoyed so much, but man is he a favorite.

Also, obligatory mention of how much I heart AIDAN. So many FEELINGS, Y'ALL. Gaaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

As for the new characters we're introduced to in Obsidio, I liked them. However, I don't feel like I connected to them nearly as much as I did with the cast of books 1 & 2. I think this is a ME thing, because I was so anxious to see my faves get through everything, but it took me a while into the book to really get into the characters on Kerenza. By the end of the book, I ended up with fond feelings for Rhys and Asha and a few others we met but as I said, not quite as much as I adore the others.

Even so, I was head over heels for this entire book. I stalled in starting it, but once I did I was IN. Putting it down was nearly impossible (but I did it because I had to, you know, sleep...unfortunately). Just like with the first two installments, Obsidio was intense from beginning to end. And the lovely formatting of the book (just like the rest of the series) only made the pacing even more effective. I wish I could describe it adequately, how moving it is to be so into the story and flipping through the pages, then to come to a page that's like IT'S ME and then BAM I'm like OHMYGOSH. (That was not a spoiler, that was a vague description of a thing that I will not further explain, teehee.) But anyway, I'm sure if you've read the first two books you probably understand -- so I'll say that the fast paced intensity is no less prominent in this third book.

Overall, Obsidio is one of the best series enders I've read. Ever. And the entire Illuminae Files is one of the best series I've read. Ever. I am so gone, head over heels for, in love with these three books. I cannot express enough how much I recommend picking these books up. They're a reading experience no one should miss!

4.5 stars - A stunning conclusion to one of the best series I've ever read!

 ~ About the Authors ~

Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of These Broken Stars and This Shattered World, and Illuminae, the first in a new series starting in 2015. She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy. Part 3, ENDSINGER, is out now. He's also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi... thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015, and NEVERNIGHT, the first part of a new fantasy trilogy kicking off in 2016.

Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13380 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.

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Second Chance Charmer by Brighton Walsh ~ Release Blitz


Second Chance Charmer by Brighton Walsh Publication Date: March 19th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance


Willow Haven’s content. Okay, that’s a lie, but she has tried her damndest. Trouble is, it never sticks. Second oldest in a family her town was named after, she’s always felt the pressure. From the townspeople, from her sisters, but most of all from her daddy—the original Good Old Boy and Havenbrook’s reigning mayor. The only time she didn’t feel that stress had been those blissful months spent in the arms of the resident bad boy. The same one who broke her heart beyond repair when he left without a word.

Life hasn’t come easy for Finn Thomas. He’s had to claw and fight for everything he’s ever had—and truth be told, it hasn’t been much. He spent the first eighteen years of his life living so far from the wrong side of the tracks, he couldn’t even see them through his trailer window. The only thing that ever came easy for him and made his sorry ass happy was the one girl he loved with all his heart. And the one thing he had no choice but to leave behind.

When an opportunity arises to return to his tiny, southern hometown and open the first bar in a formerly dry county, he jumps at the chance. That won’t win him points with the mayor, who’s hell bent on making Finn’s life a nightmare for sullying his namesake. Too bad for Mayor Haven, Finn’s got his sights set on more than just the town, and this time he won’t be scared off quite so easily.


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Meet Brighton:
Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Stacking OUR Shelves ~ 3/18/18

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

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For Review...

Thanks go to...

Entangled Teen
Sourcebook Casablanca

For Review...

Tyler Johnson Was HereDesired (Wanted, #6)The Greatest Risk (Honey, #3)

Thanks go to...

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Kindle Press
St. Martin's Griffin

That's what we added to our shelves this week! What do you think? What are you waiting on? Leave us a comment and link us up!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ~ Review

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Source: Purchased.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

After finishing Illuminae, I wasted no time in diving into this second installment to the Illuminae Files. Book 1 was so amazing I was a tad bit intimidated by this sequel--because how could anything live up to the glory that was Illuminae?--but man oh man was that little worry so unnecessary. Not only does Gemina hold its own as a successor to Illuminae, but I'm pretty sure I actually loved Gemina more. It's hard to choose favorites, of course, but I think that alone can attest to how mind blowing Gemina was, yes?

First, there was the characters. Mostly a whole set of new faces this time around, something I worried would hinder my ability to connect with the story. I got over that worry quick, however, because I fell head over heels for Hanna and Nik and Ella. They're funny. They're smart. They're going through a whole heck of a lot (to say the least) and I enjoyed every single moment of the ordeal with them. Really, there are not words for how much I love these characters. (I also love another character I won't say the name of here because it may be a spoiler? But if you stick around for my Obsidio review on Monday you'll know who it is then because I think I'm going to spend a whole paragraph on him--and no, it's not AIDAN. Though I'll have words to say on that front too, don't you worry.)


Then there was the writing. Which was so fast paced I'm pretty sure I didn't breathe throughout the entire time I took reading this novel. Seriously, I was on edge for every single page. This book made me feel like I was constantly on the verge of a heart attack. But I was also, like, giddy? Because the book was so freaking good? And Hanna is so badass? And Nik stole my heart? It's an interesting roller coaster, that's for sure.

And, as with Illuminae, the format of Gemina was stellar. Beyond beautiful. It adds so much to the impact of the story in a multitude of ways. It makes serious moments even more intense. It makes beautiful moments even more lovely. It's such a sensational reading experience, and I truly cannot sing enough praises for it because I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.

Overall, Gemina is a mind-blowing sequel to Illuminae and not only one of my favorite books I've read all year -- but it's also one of my favorite books I've ever read. As a whole, this trilogy is on the verge of becoming one of my top ten favorite trilogies of all time. So having said that, I strongly recommend picking these beauties up!!

5 stars - A mind-blowing second installment to the Illuminae Files!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf ~ Author Interview

A lush, unique new fantasy trilogy about a girl tasked with stealing the prince’s heart…literally, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lovely Vicious series.

Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.


Available June 5, 2018
From Entangled Teen

Author Interview with Val

1.  I am intrigued by the idea of a heartless.  How did this idea come to you?

I'm a big sucker for gothic romances, and those always have a distinct 'monster' in them, in the form of monstrous deeds, monstrous secrets, or sometimes actual monsters! If you've read any of my other books, you know I love to write dark, heavy angst books that delve into the realities of the cruel things we do to others or ourselves, either intentionally or unintentionally. Facing that darkness in my writing is one of my favorite things to do, so I HAD to have monsters in my fantasy. Heartless are those monsters - I thought them up by asking myself 'what if someone couldn't die, and was forced to fight for someone without a choice in the matter'? What would happen to their psyche, their emotions, their whole character? And thus the Heartless were born!

2.  Your characters names are interesting.  Zera and Lucien.  Where do your character names come from?

Believe it or not, I've got a list of cool names I find or think up. Lucien is a name I love because of the 'luce' sound, which I think means light in latin? And I love that connection. Zera was a name I've had stored for two years! It's a simple name, but it has a fantasy flair to it, and I'm a huge fan of 'z' names, they sound so unique and cool. Sometimes, if I'm really out of name ideas or my list gets thin, I poke around on baby name websites. Don't all authors? Seriously, those sites are such a huge timesuck, I end up spending more time on those instead of writing! 

3.  I love that the Prince hates the royal court.  I love him already.  Is it too spoilery to ask why he hates it?

Not at all! Lucien hates it primarily because of the way the Vetrisian court works - a lot of subtlety and appearence-pandering. Since his sister died, he's spent a lot of time wandering the streets of Vetris, where the common people live, and with every day that passed he came to realize just how deep the divide was between rich and poor - and just how unfair this divide is. So he starts to hate the court and the things that go on in it, because he knows just how privileged the court is compared to the common people. He also hates it because marrying young is a big part of Vetrisian nobility, and he's had candidates shoved at him pretty much since he reached pubescence. He doesn't like choices being made for him, and his father the King pretty much makes them all, which is another reason why he hates the court.

4.  And Zera's parents.  I'm wondering about them after reading the blurb.  Are they in the picture or is she alone?

Zera has no parents - they were killed by bandits. She was too, but a witch found her and resurrected her as a Heartless. It's a huge scar on Zera's mind, as she blames herself for leading her parents to be killed; the bandits set a trap with a little boy as bait and while her parents were wary, Zera insisted they help him. And thus the trap was sprung, and her parents died. She blames herself for all of it, unhealthily, but the moment she was resurrected she was so consumed by grief and revenge, she killed the bandits, too. Those deaths weigh on her mind as well, and she tries her hardest to avoid the pain by joking around, by taking things lightly, even though she's the most scarred of them all. 

5.  Can you tell us one thing about Zera and Lucien that we don't learn in the book?

Sure! This might make some more sense if you read the book, but Lucien has dreamed of a tree before. He also knows the name of every shopkeeper in Vetris. All of them! He's got a very good memory for faces/names. A little something about Zera we don't learn about in the book is harder, considering we're in her head all the time, but a fun fact is Zera is actually left-handed!

Exposed: A Romance Anthology ~ Excerpt

EXPOSED: A Romance Anthology - Excerpt for Stuck in Books

Karen Booth

Jobless and painfully single, Samantha agrees to drive musician Duncan to a photo shoot. He’s in town for only five days, so sexy, and she’s eager for a no-strings fling. But Duncan shoots straight for the heart, making her unsure how she’ll ever survive his goodbye.

Note from the author:
This is the scene where Samantha, an unemployed writer, gives musician/filmmaker Duncan a ride to his photo shoot for the charity calendar. Duncan has just discovered that she was dumped by her boyfriend and is more than a bit curious.

"Tell me about the guy." Not my most subtle attempt, but there’s no telling if I'll have another chance.
I hold up a hand. “Okay, wait. Michael or Mike?”
“Michael. Always. He insisted.”
“Never trust a dude named Michael. Every Michael I have never known has been a total douchebag.”
“That's silly. What about Michael Jordan?"
“Don’t know him.”
She grins and slaps my thigh with the back of her hand. My dick is jumping to all sorts of conclusions. “Not what I mean. Surely Michael Jordan is not a douchebag.”
I shake my head because I’ll do anything to keep her smiling the way she is right now. "Can't trust him."
"You're telling me that if Michael Jordan were here in this car, you wouldn't trust him with your wallet or your guitar?"
"I mostly just wouldn't trust him with you."
By the way her head moves, I can tell she’s rolling her eyes. It’s adorable. "I can guarantee Michael Jordan would not make a pass at me."
“You’re wrong.” I take a drink of the bottle of water I brought with me. I need to slow down or calm down or something. I can’t keep up.
“No. I’m not.”
"We'll have to debate this some other time because I want to hear about your Michael. Michael, the idiot."
“Do you really want to insult one of your own? Michael’s a musician. Plays guitar. In a band. Just like you. Don’t you guys all stick together?”
I’m guessing by the way she says “musician” that she gives a guy zero credit for being one. It’s refreshing. “Depends. We can be just as good at turning on each other.” 
“Ah. You mean your band. I heard about how they turned on you after you made your film.”
Hearing anyone say it so matter-of-fact is painful. Like a blade plunged deep into my heart. “Yes. That’s a good example.”
“Well, in Michael’s case, his band stuck together. None of them had a problem covering up the fact that he was fucking a bunch of other women.”
It’s such a cliché, I almost want to laugh, but I know firsthand how often this shit happens. “I’m so sorry. Guys suck. Big time.”
 She drums her thumbs on the steering wheel. “Is this the part where I say that not all guys are terrible?”
“Nope. You will not hear any excuses from me. Only my condolences. And maybe you should give me Michael’s address so I can punch him in the face the next time I’m in New York.”
“Don’t bother. I don’t want anyone to waste any time or energy on him. He was a mistake. One of many. I need to stop making poor choices.”
“That’s pretty insightful considering this happened a few days ago.”
“I had a lot of time to think about it in the truck on the drive down. Now that I’m past the initial shock, I know that I just need a break from relationships.”
That’s as definitive a message as I could possibly get from the universe. Sam is a no-go. Now I just need to figure out how to be around her and not lose my mind.
"What about you?" she asks.
“What?” I’ve totally lost track of where we were in the conversation.
“Relationships. Your love life.”
This is a messy subject. Long-term and happiness are two things that don’t coexist in my world. I always find a way to sabotage it. "Too many things that didn't last. But it's not easy being with me. I'm no picnic."
She casts her sights over at me for an instant. "Why should anyone have to be a picnic? You are who you are. I'm sure I'm not much fun, either."
I like her response, but I'm not sure she means it. "People say that, but when the reality hits that they're in a relationship with someone who isn't home for two-thirds of the year and who can't sit still or can't stop creating, it eventually becomes exhausting."
"Is it exhausting for you? Being that way?"
“No one has ever asked me that before.” I feel a little bit like I can’t breathe. How did she get to the guts of it so quickly? “It is exhausting. My brain just won’t shut down a lot of the time. I feel bad for anyone who ever gets in the way.”
“My brain isn’t very quiet either. But that’s part of my problem with my writing. I get a shiny new idea and I chase it for a little bit, then I get bored and start something new.”
“There’s nothing wrong with that. I have had a million false starts. Plenty of stuff gets thrown out. The important thing is to keep moving forward. I think you should keep writing.”
She sighs. “That’s nice of you to say, but you haven’t actually read any of my work. I think it’s time for me to try something new.”
I look out the car window as the never-ending stand of towering pine trees whizzes by. We pass the first sign for Raleigh. Almost there. A million things are tumbling through my head right now—how someone can be so cool, but still stick up for the fact that she did a job that involved horrible things. How drawn I am to her and how it’s clear that she doesn’t buy half the shit I say. How she’s putting love and relationships on the back burner.
We pull up to the James B. Hunt library on the NC State Campus. It’s a massive glass and metal structure standing alone, like a ship plopped down in the middle of dry land. It’s brand new and shiny, with silver louvers that go back and forth in undulating waves across the facade. It’s beautiful and impressive in a very clean, modern way.
“You said this is for a literacy calendar?” she asks as we climb out of the car.
“Yeah. It’s a charity project.”
She closes her door and stares at me. “I don’t get it. Is it rock stars reading books?”
“No. They picked guys from 30 under 30 lists. There’s a calendar of women, too. I was on a list for film, so they asked me.”
“But what’s the angle? If you’re going to sell a calendar and raise money, you need a hook.”
I’d hoped I wouldn’t have to actually explain this, but better now in the parking lot than inside in front of the photographer and anyone else working on the shoot. “Naked is the hook.”
Samantha props her sunglasses on top of her head and bugs her big blue eyes at me. “Naked.”
“Yes. The slogan is, ‘Expose yourself to a good book’.”
She’s eying me with her eyebrows raised. I am way too turned on. “Well, they chose well with you. I’ll give them that much.” She puts her sunglasses back on and marches ahead of me. I try so damn hard not to be happy, but I am. Don’t be happy. Stop fucking smiling.

About Karen Booth:
Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on ‘80s music, and forever envious of Judy Blume. She is the author of more than twenty sexy contemporary romances.

Title: EXPOSED: A Romance Anthology

Publisher: Karen Stivali

Release Date (Print & Ebook): March 13, 2018

Length (Print & Ebook): ~400k words

Subgenre: contemporary romance/mixed pairings

Of note: This collection contains m/f, m/m, f/f and menage stories, some of which contain BDSM


Book blurb:
Hot. Naked. Guys. Reading.
When the sexiest Top 30 Under 30 men agree to pose naked for the "Expose Yourself To A Good Book" charity calendar, their hot bodies aren't the only thing that gets EXPOSED. Nine brand new romances with M/F, M/M, F/F and menage pairings from bestselling and award winning authors, there's something for everyone in this limited release anthology.

Annabeth Albert

When Landon, a genius physicist, is picked for a charity calendar, he must deal with an inconvenient attraction to Bailey, his rising-star photographer. Can he slay enough demons from his past to ensure a future together with him?

Karen Booth

Jobless and painfully single, Samantha agrees to drive musician Duncan to a photo shoot. He’s in town for only five days, so sexy, and she’s eager for a no-strings fling. But Duncan shoots straight for the heart, making her unsure how she’ll ever survive his goodbye.

Amy Jo Cousins

Garden center manager Kate Rhee is on a mission. No more hook ups with women or second-guessing her recent break up with an unavailable man. Too bad the foxy, pink-haired bar owner she meets at a naked calendar photo shoot has sworn off girlfriends. Because Kate isn’t doing casual. She can totally resist that temptation. Totally.

Robin Covington

Oliver Burns publicly bragged he’d sign the reclusive artist “G”- creator of the First Nations graphic novel, Ghost Warriors - to his comic publishing company. But that gets tough when “G” is Gareth Rain – the man he pulled a post-one-night-stand runner on years ago and the man he’s never forgotten.

Vanessa North

For Kaitlyn, seeing her best friend Gordon naked is no big deal—until watching Sean tie him up changes everything.

Tamsen Parker

Teague has been License to Game’s bassist for over a decade, during which time he’s slept with almost everyone in his path. But it’s always felt like going through the motions. Until he sees his bandmate Christian naked at a charity photoshoot and suddenly, he knows what it is to want.

Roan Parrish

When buttoned-up botanist Stefan Albemarle meets freewheeling urban gardener Milo Rios, it’s hatred at first sight. But hatred quickly turns to lust as Milo shows him how exquisite it can feel to lose control. When opposites attract, love blooms in unexpected places.

Tiffany Reisz

Jason "Still" Waters' life looks perfect from the outside—money, fame, and the words "World Champion Bull-Rider" after his name. But Jason has a secret, one he never planned on telling anybody...until he meets Simone. She's the kinky girl of his dreams...and his conservative family's worst nightmare.

Karen Stivali

When organizing a naked charity calendar puts Rose's tenure bid in jeopardy, the last person she wants help from is Michael, the gorgeous, arrogant lawyer she butted heads with during his shoot. He'll defend her for free, but if their secrets come out they could both pay with their hearts.

“The authors of this anthology are hoping to show readers that romance series, like the real world, should reflect our society and should feature the stories of people falling in love without regard to their gender and sexuality. That is why you’ll find m/f, m/m, f/f and menage stories all within this collection.” --Karen Stivali, Curator and Publisher, Exposed: A Romance Anthology
One of my favorite things about my friends in the romance community, aside from their stellar writing skills, is their passionate commitment to having romance novels depict healthy, loving relationships featuring people of all orientations falling in love in varied combinations. The premise for this anthology is that indie bookstore owner Emma Davis and her best friend, college professor Rose Everheart, both owe a debt of gratitude to the literacy foundation that changed their lives. When they’re trying to come up with an idea to raise money for the foundation, they combine the viral popularity of Hot Dudes Reading with the enormous success of the Naked Rowers charity calendars and the idea for Hot Naked Guys Reading is born.” --Karen Stivali, Curator and Publisher, Exposed: A Romance Anthology
“The calendar will feature men who are not only irresistibly sexy, but have been named to Top 30 Under 30 lists in their respective fields, posed in famous libraries throughout the country. The Expose Yourself to a Good Book campaign draws the attention of photographers, reporters and other professionals. People often find love where they least expect it, when they’re not looking for it, so this anthology explores the journeys of not only the models but the crew, the organizers and all the people brought together in the creation of this charity calendar. Readers will find m/f, m/m, f/f and ménage stories, told by award-winning and bestselling authors from the romance community in this limited-release collection.” --Karen Stivali, Curator and Publisher, Exposed: A Romance Anthology

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Stuck In Books Giveaway

Wanted: Governess for duke's unruly children

Edgar Rochester, Duke of Banksford, is one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in England, but when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. The only problem is the children have chased away half the governesses in London. Until the clever, bold, and far-too-enticing Miss Mari Perkins arrives.

Lost: One heart to an arrogant duke
Mari knows how to wrap even the most rebellious children around her finger. But their demanding, wickedly handsome father? He won't be quite so easy to control. And there's something else she can't seem to command. Her heart. The foolish thing beats so wildly every time the duke is near.

Found: A forbidden passion neither can deny

As his employee, Mari is strictly off-limits. But what if she's the one breaking all his rules? In the game of governess versus duke, how can Edgar maintain his defenses when the only thing he wants to do is let the tempting beauty win?


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