Birthday Love for Gabriel Emerson from Bookish Temptations, Argyle Empire, and (wait for it) …The Snarky Narrator!!!!

Last year we had a huge party for our favorite Professor here on Bookish Temptations, and we had a blast! This year we wanted to surprise him with a little something different…

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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.)

Check it out!!!

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Tina’s Books and Tunes: Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard


Gabriel’s Rapture is the second book in the Gabriel Series.  SR  did an amazing job with all three of them, but this one is my favorite. It takes the reader on a heart-wrenching journey, and evokes all kind of emotions. I don’t think I ever cried so much while reading a book. With all that, I enjoyed the literature, art and music mentioned in it. (it still amazes me how much I learned while reading this series)

Gabriel’s Redemption  – the third and last book in the series, is on the shelves… so go get it if you haven’t yet. It’s the perfect ending to this beautiful trilogy.

Here are the songs for Gabriel’s Rapture:

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Tina’s Books and Tunes: Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard


Surprise!!! Or maybe not 🙂 You all know SR is my favourite author right? And because we are so close to the release of Gabriel’s Redemption (Dec 3rd) – the third book in  Gabriel’s Series, I decided GI is going to be my first music post here on Bookish.

Since the first time I read this book, I was gone. I think many of you know what I mean. The brilliance behind the writing, the extensive research and exquisite taste (not to mention the swoon-worthy Professor)  left me in awe. And now back to the music. Every song in this book was perfectly chosen to enhance the reader’s experience. But to bring you the entire playlist, I would probably need a few posts. There are so many amazing artists and songs mentioned, that I had a hard time choosing.  I hope you like the selection I made . Also the quotes should help you see/feel exactly how perfect they match. Just a side note – when listening to an audiobook, I would love to hear the song mentioned playing soft in the background. Wouldn’t that be cool? So here we go:

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18 and Over: Book Boyfriends and Naughty Gifts

Question of the Week: You just walked into your bedroom to find your favorite book boyfriend lying on your bed with three naughty gifts. Who is it and what are they?

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Hallelujah! Sylvain Reynard Announces Third Book in Gabriel Series…

OMG peeps…

I’m sitting in my car at lunch time, and scrolling through my tweet deck when up pops this tweet in the timeline from SRThe news you’ve been waiting for, plus a contest.

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Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard on Audiobooks!

It’s here, it’s here!!! It’s officially Christmas in September for me…


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Book Club Announcements…

Hello peeps. Yesterday, we finished up with our reading and discussion of Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.

Did the time just fly by for you?!? I know…me too.  So, now its time to talk about what’s next for the book club…

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Me and Gabriel’s Rapture…

Do you realize that it’s been 22 days since Gabriel’s Rapture released and I downloaded it to my Kindle?!? Yup it’s true, and my print copy finally arrived as well. Lemme tell you about that…I was in my room on my PC and I had just finished sending a tweet when my oldest son…let’s call him A…yelled down the hallway, “Hey! The UPS truck just pulled up outside” (it has a very distinctive sound). See…A knew that I’d been waiting for UPS to deliver my print copy of GR so he knew I’d be anxious to see if the delivery was for me. I went tearing down the hallway and out onto the balcony to look down, and the dood was already on the sidewalk with package in hand…it looked to be the right size for a book, so I yelled down “Um…is that for apartment * and he looked up and said “Tamie?”

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Coming Up This Week…

Happy Sunday one and all!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and you’re all ready for a brand new week. We’ve got lots of goodies for you Coming Up This Week

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