Winners of the Blogiversary Giveaway from Charles Sheehan Miles

And the winners of the Giveaway offered by Charles Sheehan Miles are…

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Elena’s Picks: Unforgettable Fictional Couples (part 2)

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A few months ago, I shared with you in this post some of my favorite fictional couples, those couples I can’t stop thinking about. And today I want to talk about some other fictional couples that have captured me completely.

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Exclusive! Charles Sheehan Miles reveals scene 1 of his new trilogy!

I want to thank Charles Sheehan Miles for agreeing to participate in our Blogiversray celebrations. Charles is the Author of the Bestselling Just Remember To Breathe and The Last Hour, two books I absolutely loved and that are part of the Thompson Sisters Series. His latest book Nocturne, which he cowrote with Andrea Randall, is having huge success, and I highly recommend it,

Today, Charles is sharing exclusively here on Bookish Temptations,  scene 1 from chapter 1 of his new trilogy!

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Elena’s Picks: O…Those Love Scenes… (part 2)

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It’s no secret that we all like love scenes in books 😉 A few months ago, I shared with you some of my all time favorite love scenes that you can read in this post (scenes from Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard, Perfect by Judith McNaught, Don’t Forget To Remember Me by Kahlen Aymes, Fifty Shades Darker by EL James, Bared To You by Sylvia Day). And today I want to show you some other love scenes that I find absolutely beautiful, because of the way they’re written and the feelings they convey.

Here you go… (grab a few fans…)

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Elena’s Picks: Say it with a Kiss… (Part 2)

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Hello everyone!

A few months ago I shared some of my favorite kissing scenes in books in the post you can read here. (from Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard, Easy by Tammara Webber, Sempre by JM Darhower, The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes, and Paradise by Judith McNaught.)  Today I want to share some other beautiful kisses from books I absolutely loved. Get ready to swoon!

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Andrew Parrish and Gregory Fitzgerald

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another of my posts, where I talk about my fictional crushes. This week, I’m showing you two male characters, that recently conquered my heart and they entered the list of my favorite book boyfriends: Andrew Parrish from The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski and Gregory Fitzgerald from Nocturne by Charles Sheehan Miles and Andrea Randall.

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Elena’s Musings: Series and Stand Alones…

When authors write novels, they can decide between two options: create a series or leave the stories as stand alones. As a reader, I enjoy both. I have to say that the majority of my favorite stories are series, for example The Gabriel Series by Sylvain Reynard, the Fifty Shades trilogy by E. L. James, The Remembrance Trilogy by Kahlen Aymes, The Sempre Series by JM Darhower,The Thoughtless Series by S.C. Stephens, and these are just a few — there are many, many more. What I love about reading a series is that I don’t have to let go of the characters after just one book. I’m the kind of reader who gets really invested in the stories I read, and it almost emotionally hurts me when I have to say goodbye to my beloved characters. It’s like seeing off at the airport a person you love, knowing you won’t see them again. OK, this is a bit dramatic, I admit, but you get the idea. With a series however? I know for certain that the story doesn’t end in one book. I know that there will be at least two other instalments (and sometimes more) where the characters will keep me company, will make me laugh and cry, will make my heart beat faster, will make me dream…Bliss, right? 😉

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Elena reviews: Nocturne by Andrea Randall and Charles Sheehan Miles

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The synopsis:

Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future.
Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance.
When Gregory and Savannah’s paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak.
In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they’ve held as truths hangs in the balance.

My review:

You all know by now that I’m a big fan of Charles Sheehan Miles’s books (you can find my interview with him here) He wrote Nocturne with Andrea Randall, bestselling Author of In the Stillness. I’m always very curious to see how a story turns out, when it’s written not with two but with four hands. I have to say that the result of the collaboration between these two authors is phenomenal. The love story of Gregory and Savannah kept me on the edge of my seat, and made me shed tears of joy. It has the right amount of angst and a beautiful HEA.

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Elena interviews: Charles Sheehan Miles, Bestselling Author of The Last Hour

Today I have the great pleasure to welcome Charles Sheehan Miles to Bookish Temptations. He’s the author of Just Remember To Breathe and The Last Hour, two books that I absolutely LOVED (you can find my reviews here and here). He’s an amazing writer, whose writing captures you completely.  His new book, Nocturne, has just been released and I had the chance to ask Charles a few questions.

Let’s see what he told me…

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