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Friday, October 20, 2017

Idolizing In: The Royals Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @TeriWilsonauthr

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 2022 KB | Expected Release Date: March 27, 2017 | Publisher: Simon & Schuster : Gallery Books : Pocket Star | Obtained: NetGalley

"Royally Roma" [The Royals Series, Book 1] by Teri Wilson

Author's Book Description : In this charming, modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.

Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.

Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.

Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! After feeling beaten down by his own royal responsibilities, Niccolo (Nico/Mano) the heir to the Lazaretto throne decides on escaping his gilded cage by pretending to be someone else when he meets Julia. Julia is an American tour guide living in Rome, who is running from her own notorious past and is in the midst of pulling her life together when she meets Niccolo. Their attraction is instantaneous and is blooming into something more by the minute. Yet when Niccolo’s “quick getaway” turns into something a whole lot more and into a bigger fiasco then he originally planned, will he still be able to go back to his “real” life after all is said and done; or will he be able to change his life for the better with the help of Julia by his side?

Okay truth time … this novel is said to be a modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film ‘Roman Holiday,’ and though I have heard of it I have never watched it so I really didn’t know what it was about. Yet I can definitely say I was not disappointed in the least as I was hooked by Chapter 2. It was the banter between Niccolo and Julia that reeled me in, especially how it seemed that Julia could get to the heart of any situation which made her be able to handle and understand Niccolo better than most people. Together they seemed to light up each page as you learned about their unusual meetup and budding romance. Though both were resistant to the possibility of something more between them because of the reality of their lives it seemed like fate wanted them together no matter what. It was very charming to see them both succumb to fate.

I recommend this novel 100% to anyone looking for a quirky contemporary new adult romance! My only regrets, though they didn’t tarnish my love for this novel, was that given today’s technology I kept thinking that Niccolo’s security would find him because of his cell phone AND I wish the ending wasn’t so abrupt. And yet I still HIGHLY recommend it! 😊

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Royally Romanov (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Royally Wed (Book 3)

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Kobo (e-Book) USD : Royally Roma (Book 1)
Royally Roma
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Amazon (Kindle) : Royally Roma (Book 1)
Royally Roma
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Royally Roma (Book 1)
Kobo (e-Book) USD : The Royals Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Unmasking Juliet

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Happy Birthday to Me ... Book Deals/Specials for YOU! #BookSales


Author's Novel Extras : ​Royally Roma [Book 1] - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Royally Romanov [Book 2] - Overview | ​Royally Wed [Book 3] - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
Note to self: when endeavoring to disappear, do not run straight to the most populated spot in all of Rome. ~ within Chapter 6

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Teri, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves | @trinityblacio #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves" [Stepbrothers Series, Book 7] by Trinity Blacio - [Amazon Book Link]

It had been a week from hell at the grocery store where she worked.



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT to share either the link to your own SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY post or share the sentence in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thank You!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Disappointmentville: Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves by Trinity Blacio | #BookReview @trinityblacio

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 326 KB | Expected Release Date: September 1, 2016 | Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves" [Stepbrothers Series, Book 7] by Trinity Blacio

Author's Book Description : Lucy Ballard’s life sucked. First her father was killed in a boating accident, then some nut job she thought would be her husband, took something from her that left a hole in her heart the size of a watermelon. She was convinced that no man would want her now –she wasn’t whole. The one thing she had dreamed of all her life–to have a big family–was now physically impossible.

Duke and Nolan Masters were brothers, even though Duke was now the alpha of their pack. They shared everything else, including women. So it was no surprise that their mate would be one and the same, but they never imagined it would to be their new stepsister, Lucy Ballard. Not to mention the fact that she can’t’ have children, and the reaction of the pack to this would bring serious trouble.

Could the three of them come together? Would the pack accept her as their new alpha bitch even though she was damaged? Duke and Nolan were about to make sure of it, because otherwise there would be only one choice–to step down as alpha and move away from everything they knew.

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. Lucy's life wasn't easy yet she thought she had it well and truly planned out. That is until her mother arrives with a new husband, which is a werewolf, and learns that her new stepbrothers are her mates. Everything in her life gets turned upside down, but as long as her dream life still comes true .... that's all that matters .... right?

I think I had too high of hopes for this novel, since even though it had all of Ms. Blacio's usual novel selling points this novel didn't hook me as I'd have liked it too. Everything was just okay. Then I found there were quite a few storylines that were never completed so you’re left hanging a bit.

I only recommend this novel to those who are fans of Ms. Blacio and hope you'll enjoy it more than I did.

Purchase This Book Here :

Amazon (Kindle) : Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves
Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Virgin Witch and The Vampire King: Weddings Bells Times Four | Her Stepbrothers’ Demands | Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Her Stepbrothers Are Demons | Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | Her Stepbrothers Are Dragons | Hot For Xmas

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | #TeaserTuesday: Her Stepbrothers Are Demons | Second Sentence Saturday: Hot For Xmas | @trinityblacio #BookTeaser #romancenovel #PNR #erotic


Author's Novel Extras : ​Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves [Book 7] - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Stepbrothers Series - Overview

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Trinity, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

#TeaserTuesday: Bump in the Night | @DakotaRebel #BookTeaser #PNR #RomanceNovel

TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews.

Anyone can play along! Just share a teaser from a novel you've previously read or are currently reading! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Find a teaser/excerpt that you like from that novel/novella that is between a single sentence to three sentences to share
    • Write it out or create your own teaser meme too.
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Tuesday Teaser :

"Bump in the Night" by Dakota Rebel - [Amazon Book Link]

TEASER for Dakota Rebel's BUMP IN THE NIGHT



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT to share either the link to your own TEASER TUESDAY post or share the sentence in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). THE BOOK TEASER DOES NOT NEED TO BE IN A PICTURE ... JUST WRITE IT OUT AND SHARE!! 😍 💙 🍁 Thank You! 🍂 🍎 😘

Monday, October 9, 2017

Books Are My Bag's #OneInAMillion Competition | For UK & Ireland Book Lovers! @booksaremybag #Giveaway

#OneInAMillion Competition Launches on Bookshop Day

Industry Unites to Celebrate 1 Millionth
Books Are My Bag Supporter

One Lucky Book Lover Will Win:
A one-off Orla Kiely bag | £250 in National Book Tokens | A Golden Ticket to Hay Festival |A rare print signed by Quentin Blake | Special edition Handmaid’s Tale | Lots of new books expected to be bestsellers this Christmas | West End Tickets

And much more!

London. 9 October 2017. Book lovers in the UK & Ireland have the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime competition with an incredible bundle of prizes on offer to celebrate Books Are My Bag (BAMB) – the annual bookshop campaign – reaching one million supporters this year.


One lucky book lover is in with the chance of winning a host of extraordinary prizes donated from across the book industry and beyond, including a beautiful, totally one-off Orla Kiely luxury leather bag, in the style of this year’s Books Are My Bag tote bag.

To enter, book lovers just need to Tweet #OneInAMillion saying what their favourite bookshop is and why.

The #OneInAMillion Prize winner will take home:
  • An exclusive, one-off Orla Kiely leather bag
  • £250 in National Book Tokens
  • A golden ticket to Hay Festival
  • Afternoon Tea for Two at Claridges (Hachette)
  • London Zoo tickets and a copy of Zoo Quest (Hachette)
  • A limited-edition copy of Alan Bennett’s Keeping on Keeping On, RRP £200 (Faber)
  • A limited-edition print from Billy and the Minpins, signed by Quentin Blake (Puffin)
  • A special edition Handmaid’s Tale (Vintage)
  • A set of Vintage Classics Dickens (Vintage)
  • A signed Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World print by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury)
  • A signed first-edition copy of Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst (Pan Macmillan)
  • A set of PanMacmillan70th Anniversary edition books (Pan Macmillan)
  • A pair of tickets to The Christmasaurus Live on Stage at the London Apollo (Penguin Random House) – any date between 20 – 28th December

Two runners up will also be in with the chance of winning the following fantastic prizes:

Second Prize
  • A signed copy of Hurrah for Gin by Katie Kirby, together with a bottle of Sipsmith gin (Hachette)
  • A copy of Nigella Lawson’s new cookbook, At My Table (Vintage)
  • A signed copy of The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein (Bloomsbury)
  • A signed copy of My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley (Bloomsbury)
  • A signed copy of Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
  • Subscription to the New Scientist magazine (Hachette)
  • Haunted House tour and a signed copy of Devil’s Day by Andrew Hurley (Hachette)
  • A mounted Emily Sutton print (Bloomsbury)

Third Prize
  • A copy of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and a box set of Stephen King DVD’s (Hachette)
  • A signed copy of Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom by Monty Don (DK)
  • A copy of The Creakers by Tom Fletcher (Puffin)
  • A signed print of Oliver Jeffers’ new book Here We Are (Penguin Random House)
  • A Perfectly Norman print by Tom Percival (Bloomsbury)

The competition marks the 1 millionth Books Are My Bag tote bag to be worn by the public, showing their support for bookshops in the UK & Ireland.

Meryl Halls, Head of Membership Services at the Booksellers Association, said: “Reaching our one millionth supporter is a hugely exciting milestone, and we’re delighted to be able to show our thanks to bookshop lovers across the UK & Ireland with this fabulous prize. It is wonderful to see the book industry coming together to support bookshops with the amazing prizes they have donated. We wish everyone the best of luck, and look forward to hearing all about our supporters’ favourite bookshops!”

Bookshop lovers will have until 7th November to enter the competition, with the lucky winners being revealed on 25th November, when bookshops across the country will offer a Saturday Sanctuary as respite from the business of daily life.

Orla Kiely, said: “I am so happy to have collaborated with the Bookseller’s Association. As a great lover of books and bookshops, nothing gives me more pleasure than discovering a new book, whether it’s a beautiful edition on a new favourite photographer, a great novel or a rare out of print edition. There is nothing more relaxing, inspiring or stimulating than reading and losing oneself in another world. We should all take time to read and importantly, to encourage our children to love books.”

Now in its fifth year, the Books Are My Bag campaign highlights and celebrates the vital role of high street and campus bookshops. Over the last four years, a million people have worn a Books Are My Bag canvas bag in support of the campaign.

More details on Books Are My Bag 2017 will be unveiled in the coming weeks; keep an eye on www.booksaremybag.com for updates.


For more information on events, visit www.booksaremybag.com.



Even though Jess does not live in the UK or Ireland (just here in USA) she is supporting this event by posting Books Are My Bag's newletter ... plus she tweeted about her fave local bookstore too! Please participate!! Also .. retweet her tweet too if you have a chance! *hahaa*
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