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Random Reads – October

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So I’m coming a little bit late to this for October, since I just found the meme, but I love the idea. I’m always really bad about adding books to my TBR list on Goodreads and then they just sit there, until I clean off the list and move them to some other virtual list. Since I use multiple TBR lists on Goodreads, I’m going to stick with my To-Read-2014 List for this challenge. These are books that I have found randomly intriguing throughout the year – I try to keep it relatively up to date (as compared to my general to-read that has 1200+ books on it).

As of October 16, 2014, this list has 405 books on it – by using random.org and the random number generator set between 1 and 405 – I got 345 which corresponds to Bully – Penelope Douglas. I added this to my to-read shelf in July of this year, so its a relatively new one on the shelf, but I’m hearing lots of people talk about it on Goodreads and Amazon – it seems to be a fairly polarizing book – either you love it or you hate it.

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My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me.

But he still won’t leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

I’m not going to let him bully me anymore.

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Happy 3rd Birthday Entangled Publishing!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my romance novels and over the last few years I have been pleasantly surprised with the books that I have read by Entangled Publishing. They always seem to be fresh and entertaining compared to many books that are currently being released. So I’m happy to see them turn 3 this month.

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From the Entangled Team:
Two years ago this February, Entangled launched our first category
imprint with Indulgence. The Marriage Bargain, one of our first releases in Indulgence, went on to be one of the top selling books of 2012 and catapulted Jennifer Probst to the USA Today and NY Times bestseller lists. Since then, we’ve grown to have six category romance imprints, as well as single title books for teens and adults in our Select, Edge, and Teen imprints, and have had multiple USA Today and NY Times bestsellers. It’s been a wild three years!

We’re celebrating! All month long, our February new releases, as well as select titles on our Steals and Deals page, are just 99 cents!

Yes, you read that right. Every new release will be offered at an introductory price of just 99 cents!

Be sure to join our big Facebook celebration from February 24th scavenger hunts, authors, games, gossip, and lots of fun!

Explore our new website and prepare to find romance, because we have something for everyone and join our “Steals and Deals” newsletter.

We’re kicking off the month-long celebration with three new Brazens, each with a smoking hot military man front and center and each for just 99 cents!

MFH_500Marine for Hire
Tawna Fenske

She thought she’d sworn off military men for good…

Sam Kercher is every inch a wickedly hot Marine. Tall. Sexy. Lethal.
When his best friends call in a favor, Sam is forced to face an entirely new line of duty—playing nanny for their newly divorced sister and her squirming seven-month-old twin boys. If Sam can dissemble an M16 in his sleep, diaper duty should be a cakewalk… right?

Unfortunately, Operation Nanny isn’t quite that simple. Sheridan has
sworn off overbearing military men, so Sam must protect her from her dirtbag ex without revealing just how much he has in common with her brothers. Or that he’s been ordered not to touch her. Ever.

Problem is, Sheri’s one hell of a gorgeous woman, capable of making this hard-bodied Marine even harder. And Sam wants her bad.

Protect the girl. Care for the babies. Hide his identity. And keep his hands off. But even the most disciplined Marine has weaknesses…and Sheridan is one Sam might not be able to resist.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/Mp9NNa
B&N: http://bit.ly/1bi1Tvx

SHC_500Staking His Claim
Tessa Bailey

He wants her. All of her.
NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is in Hell. Instead of driving his best friend’s little sister home from college, he’s stuck with her roommate—a fresh-faced ray-of-sunshine with a body that makes grown men weep. There’s no way he’ll allow himself to taint the little vixen, no matter how hard she tries to tempt him, so he resigns himself to the longest—and hardest—drive of his life.

Matt’s obvious attraction suits grad student Lucy Mason just fine. She had no idea her brother’s best friend was so deliciously hot. Knowing he’d never have his wicked way with his buddy’s sister, she lies about her identity and seduces him. But Matt’s no fumbling college boy.

His desires run deep—and dark—and he wants to teach Lucy what wicked really means. Matt’s demanding appetites only make Lucy want more. But when her cover’s blown, he’s furious—even as his hunger for her becomes insatiable. Matt can’t trust anyone, least of all himself. And he knows all too well that darkness always destroys the light…

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ilfF5o
B&N: http://bit.ly/1fmHl7a

TY_500Temporarily Yours
Jen McLaughlin, writing as Diane Alberts

This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first. Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock…

Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend.

After all, he’s heading overseas soon…and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?

It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process…

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bkIFsg
B&N: http://bit.ly/1fBOmCV

We appreciate you and want readers to be able to fill up their eReaders all month long with great books at introductory prices. Thank you for an amazing first three years. This is just the beginning.

~The Entangled ‘Love’ Team

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Release Day Facebook Party – Avery Flynn

So I was sitting on my couch this evening debating on what I wanted to write tonight – if you know me, you know that I have like a ton of books to review that I have read, but that my motivation/inspiration comes in fits and starts – and right now, its a non-starter (haha). But I wanted to post something (I mean, can’t let you guys think I’ve deserted you). Then I realized that I could write about the Facebook Party that is going on for Avery Flynn’s new release.

I don’t honestly know how long these Facebook release party’s have been around, I just participated in my first one a couple of weeks ago. Basic idea – a bunch of authors/fans get together on Facebook to celebrate the release of an authors new book. Normally it goes for a few hours and authors pop in and out, many of them have their own time period that they answer questions (and party). There are normally lots of giveaways (uhh, yeah, freebies – got to love them) and overall, general shenanigans.

high heeled wonderI didn’t think I’d heard of Avery Flynn before (although a perusal of my Goodreads Want to Read list proved me wrong…whoops), but I was intrigued by the description of the book and the cover is seriously hot. I mean someone with an obsession over high heels (yes, i’m a shoe addict and admit it), plus assassins – it sounds like its going to be an awesome book…(it showed up on my kindle this morning and I can’t wait to read it).

But a double bonus of these party’s because having a good excuse to procrastinate online, is finding awesome new authors from those that are participating. Right now, after today’s antics, my to-read list has increased substantially, to include new to me authors like Tracy Brogan; Jerrie Alexander and Kimberly Kincaid. There are many more awesome authors who participated and look for reviews of their books in the future. Plus I also got to hang out with Kelsey Browning again (who incidently was the first facebook party I attended) and who gave me some awesome ideas for upcoming blog items.

And on that note, its time to go back and party some more ;) Have fun and happy Monday! Oh yeah and Avery Flynn is doing an awesome giveaway on her blog – including a $100 gift certificate to DSW shoes (and I NEED new shoes…well…that’s my story and i’m sticking to it). Click HERE to enter.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Merry Christmas

From One Booklover to Another – Merry Christmas – May you be blessed with many books under the tree and adventures to read and enjoy

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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Happy WordPress Birthday to Me!

So when I logged on tonight (and for some reason, I had totally blanked on when I last posted a review), WordPress was kind enough to inform me that I have been a member for 3 years. So HAPPY WORDPRESS BIRTHDAY to me – which mean’s that Dee’s Book Blog is also 3 years old – so Happy Birthday Blog!

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Posted by on July 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

What Are You Reading This Weekend?

Hey guys – its Friday again (I’m doing my finally Friday dance at work right now – in between wanting to take a nap under my desk).

So the question of the day, like every Friday, what are you reading this weekend? Is it something that you are continuing to read, or are you planning on starting something new?

For me, this week was definately a bit of a reading funk – with the hot weather and a broken AC, reading was the last thing I was able to concentrate on, so I didn’t make as much progress on books that I was in the middle of, as I would have liked. To that end, I am still working on:

Barefoot in the Sand – Roxanne St. Claire – this is the first in the authors new contemporary series – I did get a bit further from last week – I am at about 40% right now
Quarantine – John Smolens – this is an eARC of a book due to be released in December about the Fever that struck the East Coast of the US in the late 1700’s – so far I disgree with the 1 star review that I saw for the book, but I’m not sure what my final verdict will be
Love is Murder – Anthology – About half-way through this anthology right now that was edited/compiled by Sandra Brown – Didn’t make any progress on this one this week, so hope to maybe finish it up
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein – a YA set during WW2 featuring a young girl spying – I did manage to start this but haven’t gotten much further than that – its interesting what I have read, but its also hard to find a good stopping point, but it isn’t written in chapters, which I think is part of the reason I am dragging my feet on reading it

In addition to those that I already have in progress, I am planning on starting:
Never Fall Down – this is supposedly a fictionalized biography of a child soldier set in Cambodia and the killing fields – it has gotten good reviews so far, and I can use it for the next book in my around the world reading challenge
American Visa – a mystery set in Bolivia – this is also part of my around the world challenge ;)

And no weekend would be complete without an update on what audiobook I am listening to – Anne of Green Gables – after the blubbering mess that listening to Fifteen Days (see last weekends post) left me, I needed something heart-warming and you can’t get much more so than the story of Ann with an E :) Listening now, I have to remember if I ever did read this book growing up – I remember watching the movie and the short-lived TV series, but drawing a blank on the book…

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Reading Plans, Uncategorized

 

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Blog Name Change

Hi Everyone

Just a quick update – the new website for this blog is http://deesbookblog.wordpress.com

Dee

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
 
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