Blog Tour: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Review, Excerpt)

She was in the wrong place… Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers’ hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain’s bed… He found her at the wrong time… Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Review, Excerpt)

2019 Beat the Backlist TBR

First things first: Beat the Backlist is a year long challenge, the focus of which is knocking older books off your to-read list. They can be any genre, any format, any length. There are just a few rules: * The book must have been published in 2018 or earlier to count. It can be in any format (including an ARC/eARC) as long as the release date is earlier than 2019. * You have to start and finish the book in 2019 to count it. Any books started in 2018 and finished in 2019 do not count. Any books started in 2019 … Continue reading 2019 Beat the Backlist TBR

Discussion: 2019 Reading Challenges

I can’t believe 2018 is almost over – where the heck did the year go? Of course with the end of the year approaching, sign ups for 2019 reading challenges are popping up all over the place. I feel like I over committed myself in 2018 and thus didn’t quite do as great as I could have on any of the challenges, so I’m going to be more selective for 2019 and just commit to THREE challenges – two reading challenges and one blogging one. Goodreads There is, of course, the obligatory Goodreads challenge. For 2019 I’m setting mine at … Continue reading Discussion: 2019 Reading Challenges

Book Review: The Boyfriend Game by Stella Starling

The Boyfriend Game Author: Stella StarlingSeries: #BOYFRIENDSBYBLOVED, book 1Publisher: ? (July 24, 2018)Kindle edition, 302 pages (Kindle Unlimited)Goodreads     |     AmazonSummaryFake boyfriends for a week? Yes, please.  Carter Olson never expected he’d get a chance to date his older brother’s best friend, Rip Taylor.Wished for it? Yes.Fantasized about it? Possibly too much.But ever thought it would actually happen? Not in a million years, since Rip is straight. But even if it’s just to try and win a gay game show, having Rip for a boyfriend—even a temporary/pretend one—is still the best thing to happen to Carter in… well, ever.Especially because … Continue reading Book Review: The Boyfriend Game by Stella Starling

Blog Tour: The New Year Boyfriend by Zoey Gong (Review, Excerpt, Giveaway)

At 27, Winnie is on the verge of becoming an old maid. And she’s just fine with that. In medical school and studying for admission to an exclusive training program, Winnie just needs a few more years to get her life in order before she can even think about getting married. But her mother has other plans. Winnie’s mother orders her to return home for Chinese New Year to meet a young man she is sure Winnie will agree to marry if she only meets him. But Winnie won’t let anything—even her overbearing mother—stand in the way of her own … Continue reading Blog Tour: The New Year Boyfriend by Zoey Gong (Review, Excerpt, Giveaway)

Discussion: Keeping up with reviews (aka my ongoing existential crisis AHHHH!!!)

If you’re a book blogger, you likely know what it’s like to be constantly behind – behind on your TBR, behind on reviews, behind on posts, challenges, discussions… Heck, just as a reader you may exist in a state of slowly being crushed by your TBR. I myself have 411 books in my bedroom. This is physical copies of books I have not read yet – so not counting books I want to reread and ebooks. This is my “short list” TBR, and started out as one three-shelf bookcase of books that were supposed to be immediately on deck to … Continue reading Discussion: Keeping up with reviews (aka my ongoing existential crisis AHHHH!!!)

Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – KissCon Weekend Affair

Shoutout to Peekaboo for this fabulous guest post on KISSCON – read on for the tea. (Did I use that right? I can’t keep up with these kids and their slang.) Here’s your skinny on the upcoming KissCon Weekend Affair in Chicago, put on by Avon. What you’re thinking right now is “what the hell is a kiss con, and how can I put my name on the list?” The answer is this: Avon Publishing is doing their very first three day romance novel convention. They’ve done day long events before, but this is going to be the big kahuna, … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – KissCon Weekend Affair