Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena (5/31)

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Welcome to Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena. Check out what caught our attention this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Alpha by Jasinda Wilder

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Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday comes from Alpha by Jasinda Wilder. She’s one of my favorite authors. Check out these quotes and you’ll find out why…

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Morgan and Jennifer Locklear: An Interview with a Twist!

Today we’re bringing you an interview with Morgan and Jennifer Locklear, authors of Exposure. This one is a little bit different than others we’ve done because we all agreed it would be more fun if they interviewed each other. The other twist? I sent them the fast and furious questions and asked them to answer it individually and not to share their answers with each other 🙂

Let’s go check it out!!!

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Katiebird Reviews Better Deeds Than Words by Georgina Guthrie + Giveaway!

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Book Summary:

Aubrey and Daniel’s vow to pursue their dangerous romance despite university regulations takes them down a path of secrecy and lies. With only six weeks left to the end of term, they’re under the constant watch of David Grant—Daniel’s “Dean of Students” father. If that weren’t enough to pressure them, Daniel’s checkered past also casts a shadow over the young lovers who continuously tempt fate until one wrong move leads to an inevitable disaster. Can they salvage a relationship when everything seems to be conspiring against them?

I love when a book that made my “Most Anticipated Books” for 2014, exceeds my expectations. I fell in love with Daniel and Aubrey, or Sailor and Poppet, last year in the first book, The Weight of Words. Better Deeds Than Words is the second book in the Words series.


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Fan Fiction Friday: Edward from all periods…

So this week, we’re doing period fics! I love ‘em.  And there are SO MANY. Lucky, lucky us.   Of course, when there’s an Age of Edward contest, I do a happy dance. It’s not pretty, but it makes me happy and burns calories.

Yeah, that’s Michelle. LOL It’s us this week on Fan Fic Friday!! And you read that right. We are going to share some Edwards that stand the test of time…

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Ignazio Vitale and Aidan Donnelly

Welcome to another post where I share with you my love for my favorite book boyfriends. Sharing is caring, right? 😉 Well, today I’ll talk about two amazing men. Actually “amazing” doesn’t even begin to cover it. They are two characters that are bound to conquer the heart of every reader: Ignazio Vitale from Monster in His Eyes by JM Darhower and Aidan Donnelly from Waiting For You by Heather Huffman

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Beyond the Borders 

It’s time to step outside your comfort zone, outside your borders, or outside of your own country or culture. Tell us about the books that transported you to a different world, taught you about a different culture, and/or helped you step into the shoes of someone different from you. What impacted you the most about this book? What books would you recommend to others who are ready or not ready to step over the line? In essence, let’s start the conversation about diversity and keep it going! 

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Exclusive Excerpt! Exposure by Morgan and Jennifer Locklear

I’m SO incredibly happy for and proud of my good friends Morgan and Jennifer Locklear whose first book, Exposure is releasing on June 3rd. I’m pretty sure most of you know that Morgan has been writing a monthly post for Bookish Temptations since shortly after this blog was born, and Jennifer has written several reviews for us. Both of them are very dear to me, and it means a lot personally that I get to share this excerpt with you. I’m going to shut up now so you can read it…

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Armchair BEA 2014: Expanding Blogging Horizons and Novellas/Short Stories


Today’s discussion topics: 

Expanding Blogging Horizons 
What do you think about when you think about going beyond blogging or expanding your horizons? Is it a redesign of your blog? Have you branched out into freelance writing or even published a novel of your very own? Or, have you moved into a different venue like podcasts or vlogging? This is the day to tell us about how you have expanded on blogging in your own unique way.  Continue reading

Illustrated Temptations: Whisper To Me by Christina Lee


Last week, one of my favorite authors released her new book—Whisper To Me—3rd book in the Between Breaths series. What can I say, I am out of words to describe how much I love all of this author’s work. She’s just so brilliant like that. The depth and the emotion she evokes in every story is just perfect. Check out more on Tamie‘s review by clicking here.

Meanwhile, it’s my pleasure to show you some of my favorite scenes.

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