Sunday, December 1, 2013

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye...

Hi everyone! First, we would like to say how fantastic each and every one of you are and how much we love you! Now here to the fun part...
We're moving!
That's right! We have teamed up with the wonderful ladies from Book Nerds Anonymous and Adriana from Rotten Apple Reads! Our blogging family has expanded from 2 to 8 and we couldn't be happier to join these amazing women and to start this new chapter in our book blogging lives ;)
What does this mean for you? Well, we have TONS of awesome stuff planned! In addition to the reviews, tours and promos we've done, we have quite a few more exciting things heading your way! Some of this includes bigger features, author spotlights (with giveaways!), book trailers, merchandise, and fantastic giveaways! And the even better news...
We have officially launched over at Biblio Belles!
We heart you all so much and hope that you'll join us over at our new blog!
Here's where to follow us:
That's not all...
To celebrate our launch , we're having a HUGE GIVEAWAY! Over 70 authors, bloggers, and readers have helped to make this giveaway extra special for you and we're floored at the amount of support and love we've gotten from everyone! So be sure to enter. The giveaway will run the ENTIRE month of December and you have tons of chances to win eBooks, gift cards, signed books, swag & more! Seriously, this giveaway is gigantic. You don't want to miss out!

A Few Words from Brittany...
I've made no secret of the fact that my Fifty Shades started my insane obsession with reading. Since him, I've had many fictional men and have loved blabbing about them with you all! I have to give major kudos to the bloggers to go at alone, because it's tough! When I decided to snag myself a co-blogger, there was only one choice for me-- my lovely Bianca. She is the sweetest ever and I heart her so hard! I truly could not have asked for a better partner in crime and a better BBF (best book friend, of course). It's going to be oh so hard to share her, but I will try my best not to be stingy! This is a bittersweet day for me, as I'm sure it is for Bianca. B&B is our baby and we're sad to say goodbye. But we're so very excited to be joining Adriana, Ava, Brianna, Derna, Kat, and Stacy! Even with so many women, we've somehow made it work and these ladies are some of the best out there. I feel very lucky to have made such incredible friends since I've started blogging and I can't wait to see what other fun things lie ahead for all of us!

xo Britt

A Few Words from Bianca...

Words cannot express how bittersweet this moment is. When Brittany approached me to join her on this blog adventure, I was ecstatic! I had always wanted to blog, but was not sure how to go about doing so alone. Brittany and I met through a Goodreads group and have been inseparable ever since!  Our love for Christian Grey and Mr. Darcy (THE book boyfriend) is what truly connected us! We are truly book soul mates abut I also consider Brittany a great friend!  Brittany you have been the best co-blogger EVAH and I am SO excited we get to continue our journey of blogging  with six other wonderful girls!  I will try my best to share you, but it's going to be hard. <3 Our joined venture of Brittany and Bianca Blab Books has been exciting and worthwhile! Thank you for allowing me to blog with you these past few months. They have been THE best! Can't wait to start new memories with my new co-bloggers Ava, Adriana, Stacy, Derna, Brianna, & Kat!
xo Bianca
Now head on over to Biblio Belles and let's get this party started! See you there ;)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Remy by Katy Evans

Book Title: Remy 
Author: Katy Evans
Date of Publication: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books
Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there's been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he's ever had to fight for.


I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
As with the previous books in this series, Real and Mine, Remy was raw, passionate, sexy, and emotional. I really enjoyed that we get to see inside of Remy’s head and his thought during pivotal moments between him and Brooke.
“You’re mine. My obsession. My dreams. My hope. My heart.
Remy is definitely an alpha male and we certainly see this in his POV. From the moment he puts his eyes on Brooke, he stakes his claim.  Remy’s possessiveness is taken to a different level in this story. He is stubborn, loving, passionate, and all male. Any fan of Remy is going to devour this as we get to see every side of Remy-the good and the bad.
I enjoyed that the author shared moments in Remy, where I wondered what Remy was thinking. To his “black” moments,  to fights, to his declaration of love to Brooke.  To admitting that he is capable and worthy of love. Remy is raw and exposed. We are given the chance to see every emotion-love, passion, hurt, and even betrayal. Your heart truly goes out to Remy as you get to experience is inner thoughts.
“Protecting you is my privilege. I will protect you and everything that you value as if it were mine”
I loved the ending of Remy. It was everything I wanted and more. To be able to experience his happy ending was beyond words. It was amazing to see a dark, broken man change over time. Remy was always a beautiful soul, but it took love to discover this.  

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                   About the Author
Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Better by S. Walden

Title: Better (Too Good #2) 
Author: S. Walden
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her parents and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he must share his secret with Cadence. And he hopes his revelation won't tear them apart. He hopes it will draw them closer, and make their love better.


I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
“I chose to be with him. I. Chose.”

Better stars where Good left off.  Now that everyone knows about Mark and Cadence they are left to deal with the aftermath. Mark and Cadence are in love more than ever, and are determined for their relationship to work. However, when Mark’s secret comes to light, things don’t go as planned. I cannot say I expected this secret. When we learn about it, I appreciate Mark even more. Through the darkness he was able to find light, in Cadence. In spite of pain, he opened up his heart to someone when it may have even seemed possible before.

“Because I love you. Madly. You’ve infiltrated my brain. Driven me crazy.”

We truly get to see Mark and Cadence, grow as individuals as well as a couple. They argue, they make up. They are like any other couple, but with obstacles. These obstacles include Cadence’s family that will not accept that Cadence has found love with her now former teacher. The realism aspect of this book is what I found very interesting. The characters were so relatable and real. S. Walden writes with such true emotion and conviction. She holds nothing back. She allows us to see her characters are they are, flaws and all. Her story pushes the envelope makes you uncomfortable, but isn’t that what reading is about? To challenge the reader and make them go places they didn’t they could go? Or think about things that they wouldn’t have before? You question your beliefs and that is why I enjoy this author’s style of writing. She challengers her readers.

“I fell in love with for so many reasons. You make my heart feel. You bring joy to my life”

I really enjoyed Good, but Better brought this series to a whole different level. Mark has such a beautiful soul. For him to love Cadence with such passion was amazing.  Every word you felt. Every emotion was experienced as I read this story. I laughed, cried, and swooned. I read this all in one sitting because putting it down was not an option.

If you think you are in for your typical student-teacher rainbows and roses relationship, you’re wrong. If you are looking for a heart-felt, emotional, gripping book about forbidden love and how it is conquered then you NEED this book. If you believe that love is above all things, this is a must-read. Love never fails. Love conquers.

“I’m gonna love you for the rest of my life. You know that? Even when my mind goes and I’ve no idea who or where I am, I’ll know you. And I’ll love you.”


Mark sat in his car staring through the windshield. Any minute now, Cadence, dressed in graduation robe and cap, would round the corner with her brother and Fanny. All he wanted was to see her smile.

He knew her parents didn’t show up. They made their intentions clear three nights ago when Cadence called home to speak to her mother. After she hung up, she told Mark she didn’t care that they refused to attend, but he awoke later that night to the sounds of her soft cries. She was curled up lying close to the edge of the bed, far away from him. He reached out to touch her, then stopped. Something told him not to, that it’d be disastrous if he tried to comfort her. So he left her alone. The next morning she was bright and cheery and as fake as he’d ever seen her.
He drummed his fingers on the steering wheel. “Please smile. Please smile. Please smile.”
He thought back to the first time he saw her really smile. She grinned at him on the side of Highway 28, but it wasn’t until she sat on a metal bench in the bus parking lot on the first day of school that he saw a real smile. She giggled about the names she’d been calling him, revealing pretty teeth with one imperfection. She had a calcium deposit on her eye tooth. Yeah, he’d noticed. And he recalled feeling like a total creep for liking it so much.

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About the Author

S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at and follow her blog at where you can get up-to-date information on her current projects.

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Cover Reveal: Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Title: Under Different Stars 
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Genre: YA Dystopian 
Release Date: December 17, 2013

All she wants is a home, but can she find one...UNDER DIFFERENT STARS

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?


I glance at Trey; he looks like an advertisement for Calvin Klein. Wearing only dark, athletic boxers, he’s something out of a catalog or a warrior movie. Blushing deeply, I want to crawl under the rock I’m on. “Wade into the water together. We should tie you two so that you’re face-to-face with both your heads above the water,” Jax says. Trey nods, extending his hand for me to take.
Avoiding looking at him, I stand up, walking to the water’s edge on my own. Dipping my toes in the water, I pull them back sharply. “It’s freezing!” I glower at them, hearing my voice echo off the walls again.
“It is,” Trey agrees, scooping me up in his arms and wading out quickly into the water before I can object further. When he is chest deep, he says softly in my ear, “Breathe.”
Clinging to him tightly with my arms around his neck, I inhale deeply before muttering, “’re interrupting my revenge plotting.”
“If you survive this, I’ll insist that you learn to swim,” he says, sounding annoyed as Jax wades to us with a line, circling us.
“If I survive this, I’m killing you,” I reply dryly, feeling the rope tense, drawing me tighter against Trey’s warm body.
A small smile touches his lips at my comment. “How do you propose to do that?” He gazes into my eyes as Jax knots us together.
“I’ll let you spend some sleepless nights worrying about that,” I reply, my teeth beginning to chatter as the cold water is chilling me to the bone.

                       About the Author 
I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re  real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: The Weight of Words by Georgina Guthrie

Title: The Weight of Words (Weight of Words #1) 

Author: Georgina Guthrie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Cover by: Micha Stone and Amy Brokaw
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Aubrey Price is in the final months of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Bright, witty and fiercely independent, Aubrey works part-time for the college Dean and has her sights set on graduating with distinction. When she meets Dean Grant’s son, Daniel, the TA in her senior Shakespearean studies course, a shared love of the Bard’s works and an instant mutual attraction draw Aubrey and Daniel together. Unfortunately, a strict anti-fraternizing policy, made more perilous by a black mark on Daniel’s record, keeps them apart.
Against this academic backdrop, Aubrey and Daniel navigate their way through a steamy courtship, their forbidden romance aided, abetted and sometimes thwarted by a colorful cast of friends, family and classmates.


I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Weight of Words was like a breath of fresh air. My heart went pitter patter in this one.  This story was so well-written, heart-wrenching and gave me all the FEELS.
Aubrey Price is in her last year of college where she finds herself falling for the TA (teachers assistant) in her senior Shakespeare English class. Daniel Grant is intelligent, hot, and off limits to students.  This may be a serious problem as Daniel’s past plays a huge role in why he cannot pursue Aubrey. However, the heart wants whom the heart wants and that is an even bigger problem for Daniel and Aubrey.
Talk about romance! This story brought me back to my high school days where I read a lot of Shakespeare. Daniel and Aubrey connect through their love of literature and it is a common thread throughout their relationship. I fell in love with all the sonnets and the references to Shakespeare throughout this book. It added such depth and character to the story. It gave it such an elegant and romantic feeling throughout. I absolutely love Daniel and Aubrey. Their characters are real and relatable. Your heart goes out to them as you watch them fall for each other. While their relationship is forbidden, their hearts believe differently. You truly feel how they yearn for each other, as they are unable to be together.
This is not your typical student-teacher ish romance. It is so much more than that. It’s about love not knowing boundaries. The writing? Flawless! Although a bit slower, than my usual reads, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Daniel and Aubrey’s story was beautiful and magical.  Love definitely conquers all. I cannot wait to see what is in store for them in the future. 

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Georgina Guthrie has been a self-professed book hugger for as long as she can remember. An avid reader and compulsive diarist, she is thrilled to be taking the leap into the world of publishing. GG resides in Toronto, Canada, but she still considers herself a Brit through and through and can often be found roaming the aisles of her favourite British import shop.
A graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied English literature, GG is happy to fill her hours reading and writing, but she’s just as likely to be found enjoying a good film with her husband, dancing around the kitchen with her daughter, or hanging out with friends and family, almost certainly with a glass of red wine in one hand a bag of cheese and onion crisps in the other.

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