Book Talk Saturday: Book Haul Part Two

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Happy Saturday, readers! I’m back as promised to continue my book haul post from Sunday. This time I’ve got some recent ARC copies to talk about and some series I’ve loved and bought in print (already read the ARC or owned the e-book, or both).

I received some of these ARCs a few weeks back, but due to other commitments (prior books accepted, photo shoots and subsequent editing scheduled, etc), I haven’t been able to dive into them yet. My April was busy with senior photo shoots and editing and my May is busy with lots of photo editing going on as I just photographed a wedding last weekend, so I’m fitting in book reading in between all of that. Thankfully, things will slow back down for me toward the end of the month.

For now, here’s a few books I’ve received for review or purchased to read myself.


Print ARCs and Books Received

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The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

I received an early copy of this YA book from Kensington for review and am so excited to read it now. My full review will be posted on the blog closer to it’s June 28th release date, but from the pages I’ve read thus far, my initial impression is that the book is fast-paced, well-written, intriguing, and engrossing. I loved Pintip Dunn’s debut book from Entangled Teen, Forget Tomorrow (currently up for a 2016 RWA Rita Award), so I’m over the moon to finish my read of The Darkest Lie.

Find it online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


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Nookietown by V.C Chickering

I received a copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press for review. It’s very different from what I normally read, and not something I would’ve sought out on my own, but I’m looking forward to diving in and giving it a shot. From the few pages I peeked at, I thought it was intriguing, funny, and sure to be a lesson in be careful what you wish for. Look for my review of this one on the blog soon.

Find it online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


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Primal Instinct by Tara Wyatt

Hot Cowboy Nights by Carolyn Brown

I received these books for review from Grand Central Publishing Forever and will be posting reviews of both books on their May 31st release date. Needless to say, I’m excited to read these and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on them.

Find Primal Instinct online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Find Hot Cowboy Nights online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


A few Digital ARCs I’ve Received

*Click on the covers to go each book’s Goodreads page*

The Billionaire Bachelor (Billionaire Bad Boys #1) Too Hot to Handle (Romancing the Clarksons, #1) The Angel Wore Fangs (Deadly Angels, #7) Unbreak My Heart The Real Mrs. Price


Purchased Books

Jessica Lemmon Second Chance Series

Bringing Home the Bad Boy, Rescuing The Bad Boy, and A Bad Boy For Christmas

by Jessica Lemmon

I read and loved ARCs of Rescuing the Bad Boy and A Bad Boy For Christmas so I knew I wanted to own this series in print, and now I do.

Find Bringing Home The Bad Boy online at:

Goodreads |  Amazon | B & N

Find Rescuing the Bad Boy online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Find A Bad Boy for Christmas online at:

GoodreadsAmazon | B & N | Kobo 


Heart of the Rockies Series

No Better Man, Something Like Love, and More Than A Feeling

by Sara Richardson

This is another series I was lucky enough to read ARCs of and loved.  I bought them in print because I loved the series so much I wanted to own physical copies of them all. No Better Man is nominated for an 2016 RWA Rita Award, too.

Find No Better Man online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Find Something Like Love online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Find More Than A Feeling online at:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N Kobo


New York's Finest Series

Frisk Me, Steal Me, and Cuff Me by Lauren Layne

I’ve talked a few times about these books and I bought them all in digital after reading the ARCs for review, but I also recently purchased them in print, too, because they are too good not to own physical copies of each one of them. One of my favorite series I’ve read in the past year for sure.

Find Frisk Me online at:

GoodreadsAmazon | B & N | Kobo

Find Steal Me online at:

GoodreadsAmazon | B & N | Kobo

Find Cuff Me online at:

 Goodreads |  Amazon | B & N | Kobo

Blog Tour: Vulnerable by Mary Burton (Review + Promo Teasers)

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Vulnerable

Morgans of Nashville #4

Author: Mary Burton
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Imprint: Pinnacle
Genre: Romantic Suspense | Police Procedural | Mystery & Thriller
Pages: 384
Release Date: March 29th, 2016
Previous Books: Cover Your Eyes | Be Afraid | I’ll Never Let You Go

Book Summary

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Three went in; one came out. For five years, no trace has been found of two high-school friends who went hiking in the woods near Nashville. The third teen, Amber Ryder, was discovered at the bottom of a ravine with a broken arm, head trauma–and zero memory of the horror that put her there.

Will Put You

What started as a cold case has become a fresh hell for forensic technician Georgia Morgan. Another woman’s body is found in the woods, and it leads to the missing teens’ remains. But while Georgia works with Amber to try and reawaken her memories, her gut tells her the worst is yet to come.

At A Killer’s Mercy

Homicide Detective Jake Bishop can’t be sure whether Amber is an expert manipulator or the killer’s next target. Either way, he’s determined to protect Georgia. Because the deeper she digs into the past, the deadlier the secrets that emerge, and a nightmare years in the making is about to come to a bloody, terrifying end…

Praise for Mary Burton’s You’re Not Safe 

“Burton once again demonstrates her romantic suspense chops with this taut novel.”

Publishers Weekly

Add to Goodreads | Goodreads Series Link

Pre-Order It: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn Coming July 2016

For Immediate Release:

“THE MOTHER I KNEW WOULD NEVER DO THOSE THINGS.
BUT MAYBE I NEVER KNEW HER AFTER ALL”


THE DARKEST LIE

by PINTIP DUNN


THE DARKEST LIE by Pintip Dunn releases July 2016 –

26020141Advance Praise for THE DARKEST LIE

“This one will tug your heart and leave you breathless!” –Natalie D. Richards, author of Six Months Later

“Equally heartbreaking and heroic, CeCe is a character you’ll root for. You won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough!”– Romily Bernard, author of the FIND ME trilogy

“The Darkest Lie is not only a twisty, fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing to the end, but also the story of a fearless girl struggling to understand the mother she lost, and uncover the secrets around her death that others want to stay hidden.”—Shannon Grogan, author of From Where I Watch You

“The Darkest Lie is a headlong rush into the shadows of secrets that should not be kept – and proof that the most dangerous lies of all are the ones we tell ourselves.” –Michelle Zink, author of The Prophecy of Sisters

Book Summary

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since.

Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving,  distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.

As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death
surface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn’t just a matter of restoring her mother’s reputation, it’s about saving lives—including CeCe’s own…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pintip Dunn.jpgWhen Pintip Dunn’s first-grade teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she replied, “an author.” Although she has pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.

Pintip graduated from Harvard University, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

She now lives in Maryland with her husband and three children. Pintip is a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.

Visit Pintip Dunn online:
pintipdunn.com
Twitter: @PintipDunn


THE DARKEST LIE
by Pintip Dunn
Kensington Publishing Corp.
July, 2016 / Young Adult / Trade Paperback Original
$9.95 ($10.95 CAN) / 978-1-4967-0358-3

256 Pages


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Review: The List by Kate L Mary


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Author: Kate L Mary
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Kensington Publishing
Page Count: 226 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series: College of Charleston (Book One)
Release Date: 5/26/2015


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The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

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