Way Back Wednesday: My Favorite “First Book” in a Series


Way Back Wednesday is a Book Meme created by A Well Read Woman with the aim to write mini book reviews on books read in the past, that left a lasting impression.

When an author decided to write a series, I think the first book is crucial. First, it has to leave a long lasting impression to us–readers. Secondly, almost the same thing as the first one…it has to be something different. A story has to stand out and make us want to beg for more as soon as you flip the last page of the book. Sometimes, authors does not plan on writing a series at all but because the story was too beautiful, they just cannot stop from there. And the readers kept on asking for more.

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Illustrated Temptations: My BBF’s from the past 3 months…


WOW! It’s April 1 already? Where have the days gone?

Anyways, I just wanted to make sure you’re still with me on this…and there’s no fooling on this day.lol So, I’d like to do a random check on my boys for the first 3 months of 2015. 😉

Check them out…

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Illustrated Temptations: My All Time Favorite “Alpha Male”


Hello Peeps! Happy hump day! Today I am featuring My All Time Favorite Alpha Males. There are surely a lot, but here are some of my forever loved (and I know you do too.)

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Illustrated Temptations #37


Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday morning.

Have you cast your vote in Goodreads Best Book of 2013 in the Romance category? Dude it’s the final round!!! If you haven’t, go check it out here.

I have a few illustrations here, maybe it will help you decide?;) But it’s really pretty tough. I loved almost all who made it to the finals.

Here are some…

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Your Invitation to Participate in an Exclusive Video Q and A with Jodi Ellen Malpas!!!

Hey peeps!

I have some super exciting news and an invitation for you regarding an exclusive video Q and A with one of our favorite authors…Jodi Ellen Malpas

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That’s what HE said…

That’s what HE said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Chapter Break, where you post a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine….

**Warning! Graphic language**

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Blogiversary Message and Giveaway from Jodi Ellen Malpas

My lovely ladies at Bookish Temptations,

I started off as a self-published author and landed in a world that I had no idea about. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I didn’t even know about this amazing online community of authors, readers and bloggers. My success since my This Man journey began has undoubtedly been assisted by bloggers, like you, who work tirelessly and at no benefit for themselves, other than the pure enjoyment of reading and sharing their latest find. I had no pre-promotion, no marketing, no contacts. I just pressed that publish button and was lucky enough for my story to fall into the hands on a few bloggers, whether by default or by talk in the community. From there, word spread, people talked and bloggers reviewed and shared my story. You have played a massive part in this, and I thank you wholeheartedly for that. I have a special folder on my laptop with all of your picture quotes. I’ll treasure them forever.

Congratulations on your 2 year blogiversary, you wonderful women, and keep up the fabulous work!

Much love from London-ish,
Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Tamie’s Favorites: Characters I Love to Hate (Evil Bitches)

I read a lot of books…that’s no surprise to many of you, so that means I come across many characters I dislike for various reasons and to different degrees. Join me while i tell you about more characters I love to hate…

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Book Boyfriend I’d Most Like To…(the Alpha’s)

Normally on Sunday mornings I post a topic from 18 and Over, but sadly the host has decided to put that feature on hiatus for a while.

For the next few Sunday’s I thought I’d share some of my favorite book boyfriends in a different way…this week I’ll start with the Alpha’s…

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