Daily Archives: 7 April, 2017

TBB WEEKLY ROUND UP & BOOKWORLD NEWS

You asked and we’re delivering! Our Bookworld news is back!
We haven’t done this for a while but your feedback says you’ve missed it, so here it is. All the usual weekly round up features are here and much, much more! 

Grab a coffee or a wine, depending on your timezone, settle back and enjoy!


BOOKWORLD NEWS

Tara Sivec revealed the cover for her Upcoming contemporary romance, The Story Of Us, which releases on 11th June and sounds fabulous! ‘How much can a man take before he breaks?’ Click here to check out the cover. You can Pre Order at amazon us ¦ amazon uk

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy released the synopsis for Stay, the next book in the WAGs series! You can find out the details here. We can’t wait for this one after falling in love with Good Boy (Book #1). Each book is a saucy, emotional and funny standalone. You can Pre Order Stay amazon us | amazon uk release date 20th June.   ‘This beautiful man wants me so badly he’s trembling. How did I get so lucky?’

Karina Halle shared her gorgeous new cover for her upcoming release, Before I Ever Met You, which is a contemporary office romance and it sounds fab! Check out the cover reveal here.  Release date is 25th April, pre order details to come.

Alessandra Torre told us about her upcoming release, Trophy Wife, which happens on 15th April and shared the sexy cover with us too which you can check out here.  Alessandra says: This is a filthy sexy erotic romance – There is voyeurism sex, a love triangle, a dominating hero, secrets and unexpected plot twists. I love this book, and am so excited to see it properly evolve in this expanded edition. 

Skye Warren made us all squeal with excitement with the cover reveal and news about The King , the spin off book in the fabulous EndGame Series! Check out the fabulous cover here. This is a spin off about Damon Scott, releasing 27th June and available to pre order amazon us | amazon uk.  If you haven’t checked out this gritty Mafia romance series, the first book in the Endgame Series is currently free here.

Tillie Cole has something up her sleeve! There’s a surprise coming to us regarding the Hades Hangmen series, after the release of the much anticipated Damnible Grace! Yikes, how will we ever cope waiting? If you haven’t read this amazing series, there’s still time to catch up before the next series release, plus book one is currently only 99c/99p! Check out series details and links etc here.

Breaking TV to Movie News!
Emma Chase has just announced that Royally Screwed, one of our favourite reads last year has been optioned for a movie!!! Omg, this news is amazing and if that wasn’t enough to get us excited, the price has dropped to only 99c!! Grab this TBB 5 star read now! amazon usamazon uk , or you can read our 5 Star review here.


BOOKS TO TV/MOVIES NEWS

Everyone has been gripped by Confess fever this week after the TV Series based on the book by the amazing Colleen Hoover went to air. We’re planning on bingeing on it this weekend and can’t wait! Check out more details here. Plus you can purchase the TV Series Tie in book at amazon us | amazon us 


13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher premiered on Netflix and we all binged on that, didn’t we? It’s a great adaptation from the book so so if you’ve been thinking about diving in, we suggest giving it a go. Find out more here. You’ll need wine and tissues though as it’s emotional and thought provoking. If you haven’t read the book, we absolutely recommend checking it out at amazon us | amazon uk.


Filming has started on Hollywood Dirt based on the fabulous book by Alessandra Torre, and we couldn’t be more excited it’s going to be a full-length movie due for release in September 2017! If you haven’t read this wonderful book, you really need to dig in! One our of TBB Top reads. Hollywood Dirty can be purchase at amazon us | amazon uk and you can check out our 5 Star review here.  You’ll fall in love with Cole, Summer and cocky!


The season finale for Big Little Lies the amazing series based on the book by Liane Moriarty left us gasping! This has been another fabulous TV adaptation with some big name stars! Alexander Skarsgard….you are not a nice man in this, but you’re still very sexy! If you want to check out the book, you can purchase at amazon us | amazon uk.


WHAT WE’RE CURRENTLY READING

EASY MAGIC by KRISTEN PROBY
We’re loving this one! It’s a Standalone in Series 
Can two people so very different possibly find their way to happily ever after?

SYNOPSIS
Family. Responsibility. Stability.
As the co-CEO of Bayou Enterprises, and the eldest of the Boudreaux clan, Beau is the epitome of these. Now that his baby sister Gabby is happily settled down, Beau has moved into the company loft in the heart of the French Quarter to be closer to his office while his own home is built. He doesn’t have time for anything but the family he adores and the company that drives him.
If only the bewitching owner of the herb shop downstairs from Beau’s loft wasn’t so damn tempting.
Mallory Adams is living the life. The good life. The best life for her. After years of hiding who she is, and the gifts she’s been cursed with, Mallory opened her little shop in the French Quarter, offering herbs and lotions for anything from soothing a sunburn to chasing those pesky ghosts New Orleans is known for out of a client’s home. Some call her eccentric, and some say she’s simply odd, and that’s okay with her. She is a bit odd, but in her experience, all of the best people are.
When an old pipe bursts in the loft above her store, flooding her storeroom, Mallory comes face to face with Beau Boudreaux, and she doesn’t need the clairvoyant abilities that have been passed down through generations to know that she’ll never be the same. Beau is her exact opposite; serious, straitlaced. He wears suits for Pete’s sake and probably wouldn’t know the difference between arnica and flaxseed if his life depended on it. But when he touches her, the electricity is through the roof and she’s smart enough to know that a chemistry like theirs doesn’t happen every day.
Can two people so very different possibly find their way to happily ever after?

EASY MAGIC is available to purchase below

          


WHAT WE’VE READ THIS WEEK


THE CHOSEN by JR WARD
Gitte’s 5 Star Review to come
Paranormal Series : A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood

SYNOPSIS
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.
Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.
As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.

THE CHOSEN is available to purchase below

          


DIRTY GAMES by BARBARA ELSBORG
Standalone dark and emotional MM romance

‘How was it possible to hate and love someone at the same time?’

SYNOPSIS
The last thing Linton needs when he arrives home after three months in the States, is to find his beautiful flat is a squat, complete with his younger brother Dirk, who’s lying in Linton’s bed with a couple who’ve paid him for sex. Dirk isn’t even supposed to have a key. But after Linton throws Dirk out, life slams in hard and if his brother is to have any hope of a future, Linton has to play dirty. Or at least pretend to. What he hasn’t factored in is having to play the game to the bitter end.
Film star Thorne Morrisey has everything. Good looks, charm, seductive magnetism and a voice that could charm a snake from its basket. He can also be a real shit and yet people still love him – though he’d rather not have the love of his suicidal ex, dumped by Thorne in a very public and humiliating way. His ex’s wealthy brother has his own reasons for wanting revenge on Thorne, and his weapon of choice is Linton.
Linton and Thorne are on a collision course and in for the game of their lives. But who is playing whom?
This book has dark themes and violence.

DIRTY GAMES is available to purchase below

                    


THE MARRIAGE PACT by K LARSEN & MARA WHITE
Standalone second chance emotional and heart wrenching love story

‘He would always reach out to her. She held that exalted place in his heart as the first person to whom you would tell both the good and bad. And for all he knew, maybe she always would. Maybe they were meant to be best friends, nothing less, nothing more.’

SYNOPSIS
Ryan Walters and Jackie Bowen became instantaneous friends during their wild and free years of college. He, the rugged, yet all American football player from a stable family fell hard for Jackie, the exuberant, spontaneous girl from a broken home who lived and loved life to the fullest. Too young to commit and wary of damaging the unique bond they shared, the friends to lovers make a pact promising to find one another again at the age of thirty and marry—if not already committed.
Years apart, after much growth and change, the two best friends seek one another out. In college, neither Jackie or Ryan could possibly know that every relationship to come would fall short of the one they’d shared together all those years ago.
When the two meet again, love and chemistry soar beyond their wildest dreams and they agree to make good on their promise. But a second chance at love can be fickle and fleeting.
The Marriage Pact is a story about letting go and loving with your whole heart no matter the circumstance—or how much it hurts.

THE MARRIAGE PACT is available to purchase below

                    



UPCOMING RELEASES FOR APRIL 2017


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DIRTY GAMES by BARBARA ELSBORG :: REVIEW

Standalone dark MM romance

SYNOPSIS

The last thing Linton needs when he arrives home after three months in the States, is to find his beautiful flat is a squat, complete with his younger brother Dirk, who’s lying in Linton’s bed with a couple who’ve paid him for sex. Dirk isn’t even supposed to have a key. But after Linton throws Dirk out, life slams in hard and if his brother is to have any hope of a future, Linton has to play dirty. Or at least pretend to. What he hasn’t factored in is having to play the game to the bitter end.

Film star Thorne Morrisey has everything. Good looks, charm, seductive magnetism and a voice that could charm a snake from its basket. He can also be a real shit and yet people still love him – though he’d rather not have the love of his suicidal ex, dumped by Thorne in a very public and humiliating way. His ex’s wealthy brother has his own reasons for wanting revenge on Thorne, and his weapon of choice is Linton.

Linton and Thorne are on a collision course and in for the game of their lives. But who is playing whom?

This book has dark themes and violence.

DIRTY GAMES is available to purchase below

          


Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4.5 Stars

‘How was it possible to hate and love someone at the same time?’

We’ve been huge admirers of Barbara Elsborg’s work for some time. Whether it’s MM, MF, Contemporary romance or paranormal, we’ve been impressed and loved everything we’ve read and wish more readers looking for a ‘new to them’ author would experience this talented lady’s work!

With Dirty Games, we found ourselves completely captivated by this emotional, angsty and passionate story of love, revenge and manipulation. Though, at the core of Thorne and Linton’s s story is one of love, loyalty, healing, forgiveness and acceptance.

‘He wasn’t going to break Thorne’s heart, but he worried that in the process, he might break his own.’

Linton Williams is an up and coming architect who returns to England after a three month working stint in New York to find his life turned upside down. Linton’s brother Dirk is a drug addict, unemployed and has moved himself into Linton’s flat without permission during his absence. Trouble follows the damaged Dirk and soon Linton sees himself an unwitting victim in Dirks seedy world. Being forced to make a deal he’s dead set against in order to save Dirk and get him the help he so desperately requires. There is nothing Linton wouldn’t do for Dirk. He’s always protected and cared for Dirk, leaving him feeling incapable of love, this aspect of Dirty Games broke our hearts!

“All my life I’ve tried to let pain flow over me without letting it touch me. A bit like standing at the back of a waterfall and watching the torrent fall in front of me but I only get a bit wet, not drenched.“

Thirty year old Thorne Morrisey is seductive, charming and ridiculously good looking actor with his star on the rise. Whilst his career might be on the up, his personal life is anything but. Thorne has been unlucky in love, has made some poor choices and trusted the wrong people. The consequences of which have made it difficult for Thorne to open up and trust completely. Thorne would rather strike out and hurt someone before being deeply hurt himself. A coping mechanism that’s been forced upon him from his past issues.

‘He dragged his teeth over his bottom lip as he smiled, and with that one simple gesture, broke into Thorne’s damaged heart.’

It is through six degrees of separation and fate that Linton and Thorne’s paths cross, with players in the story being interconnected in more ways than one. Thorne and Linton strike up a friendship which becomes more. Both Thorne and Linton are devoted to, protective of, and fiercely loyal to their brothers, River (Thorne’s autistic brother) and Dirk (Linton’s troubled drug addict brother) a quality each respects in the other.

Thorne is drawn to Linton in ways he hasn’t felt before and Linton’s connection, patience and understanding of River has Thorne wanting to pursue something on a deeper level with Linton which is a big step for the cagey Thorne who believes everyone has a motive and Linton is harbouring a secret which could tear their relationship apart.

“I don’t want to have to choose between loneliness and a broken heart.”

We were completely immersed in Dirty Games, as the emotion of Thorne and Linton were stripped raw. The sex, though sensual and steamy, never overshadowed the emotion, instead enhancing the feelings, connection and passion between Thorne and Linton. Barbara’s wit is always spot on. We adore her droll, sarcastic humour which always endears her characters to us even further. The sarky humour ensured the story, whilst dramatic, never became melodramatic. We loved it!


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