Great Bookish News and Upcoming New Releases (8/29)

Welcome to Bookish News with Tamie and Elena. Check out the news that caught our eye this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Book Beginnings on Fridays….

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

This book is one that I’ve been waiting for, and it’s perfection…

 

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Amelia Reviews: Deep by Kylie Scott

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Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible… but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

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Tamie Reviews: Sustained by Emma Chase

A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.

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Illustrated Temptations: Sustained by Emma Chase

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NO ONE gives male POV quite like the amazing Emma Chase. I swear. I think she’s actually a “he” in her past life.lol Or she’s just F. AWESOME like that. I love you Drew Evans, but please let me have a moment with Jake Becker. Sustained is book number 2 of The Legal Briefs Series. It’s really a great story and is not to be missed. I FLOVED it.

Watch for Tamie’s review this afternoon. For now, let me tease you a bit with some of my illustrations.

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: My Jake Becker from Sustained by Emma Chase

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First of all, Congratulations to Emma Chase! Today is the release day of her 2nd book in The Legal Briefs SeriesSustained.

You heard it right… my man candy today is inspired by my new book boyfriend, well, he’s been in my head for quite some time now. And I am just so happy that I can finally scream it into the world!

Ladies, meet my Jake Becker!

He’s so F. HOT I can’t take it! ;)

I think I loved this guy more than Drew Evans, but please don’t tell him that I said that. Oh boy!

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Review: The Trouble with Paper Planes by Amanda Dick

 

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I’ve always believed in what I can see, what I can hear and what I can touch. Surfing was my religion and destiny was just a fairy-tale. But one summer, over ten days during the hottest February on record, all that changed. I found hope – the kind of hope that sustains you, even when you don’t want to be sustained.

The night Emily disappeared, I was branded. She became the girl on the ‘missing’ posters, and I became the one trying to keep everyone from falling apart. I thought that somehow it would keep me from being devoured by the emptiness inside me. Five years later, I was beginning to appreciate how deluded I really was.

Then Maia showed up. New in town, with a past as mysterious as she was, she reminded me so much of Emily that I couldn’t stand to be anywhere near her. What I didn’t realise was that there were forces at play that neither of us could possibly understand.

It takes a determined soul to alter destiny. There is a loophole, a back door, and the events that unfolded during those ten days showed me how that loophole can change everything.

Do you believe in fate? If so, let me tell you my story. If not, what happened to me might change your mind.

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