Welcome to the brand new TotallyBookedBlog! We are so excited to share our new blog with you all; we are utterly and completely in love with our new look. When we began blogging in 2012 we had no idea how wonderful this journey would ultimately be, the good still outweighing the not so nice for us; nor that we’d still be blogging nearly 6 years later. So, we began a journey over 18 months ago to find the –new us– whilst still retaining what we believe is fundamentally TBB and that is: honesty, integrity and loyalty and our belief that it will always be about the books. We wanted to offer more of ourselves to all the lovely readers who follow us and whom we’ve struck up book friendships with, as well as all the amazing Authors we’ve read and loved through the years. We were all poised to go live in January 2017 with another designer, but sadly sometimes life turns out differently to what you expect and we had to start all over again. Fortunately for us though, Julie Olson of Priceless Design stepped in and weaved her magic producing a blog that was even better than what we had imagined, whilst importantly still retaining what makes us – us.

So please have a good look around for yourselves and we hope you’ll fall in love as much as we have and find everything and more to make your book hearts happy. And like us you’ll be….

‘Falling in book love one story at a time.’ ~ Gitte & Jenny, TBB 

 

Latest Favourite Reads

Well, not our latest, but we did have some amazing reads in 2017!
This has been a wonderful reading year for us, with a hugely varied reading list and lots of fabulous books to be devoured ranging from contemporary romances, paranormal, YA and psychological thrillers.
We’ve decided to start off our new blog and round up the year with our FAVOURITE READS for 2017.
We think you’ll agree, this is an impressive list, so if you’re looking for your next fantastic read, we promise you you’re sure to find it below:

::TBB TOP 10 STANDALONE READS for 2017::

::TBB TOP 10 SERIES READS for 2017::

MISTS of the SERENGETI by LEYLAH ATTAR

This was our first book of 2018 and touched our hearts every day! A story where the very life, breath and soul of its Author lives – where words are penned by the heart – the hand a mere conveyor of the magic that resides within. An epic love story set amongst passionate, sumptuous and colourful beauty. We felt the magic deep in our bones, our tears flowing in time to the beat of the rhythm of this story’s magnificent heart.

‘It was the kind of magic that comes after a lifetime of searching, when you stumble upon something so perfect, you stop looking, and you say: Yes. This. I know this. I feel this. I’ve heard its footsteps echo down the hallways of my soul.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

DRIVE by KATE STEWART

Drive was absolutely everything we love in a rock star romance. The music element was superb and so passionately written with the chapter songs being spot on for drawing out every heartfelt emotion from us. This book became the air we breathed for every second, minute and hour we spent with it. It left us with achy exhausted hearts upon finishing, as if we’d run a marathon of emotions with hurdles thrown in to test our strength and emotional stamina. An epic slow burn romance of grand proportion which highlighted the inner most rawness found in humanity suffused in music.

‘Love doesn’t die, even when you stop feeding it. There is no expiration date on the ache of missing someone you shared your heart, life and body with.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

AXIOS – A SPARTAN TALE by JACLYN OSBORN (MM)

We had a feeling this story was going to be something quite amazing when we read the synopsis, however we were not prepared for the epic journey we were about to embark on. Axios is quite simply one of the most magnificent books we’ve ever read.
Axios will stay with us forever, of that there is no question. It’s a story that deserves every accolade and to be on every list of fictional honour. There are quite simply not enough stars to be given to the love story of Axios and Eryx.

“Not even death could keep me from you. My soul will forever find yours. In this life and the next.”

Amazon US | Amazon UK

WOLFSONG by T J KLUNE (MM)

 T.J Klune captured every single one of our breaths, every heart beat and every nerve ending of our emotional being as our body mind and soul became completely tethered to a story of love, loss, grief, family and friendship. Of responsibility, honour and integrity. Of war, redemption and personal sacrifice. Stunningly written as if we were reading a journal, its unique and almost poetic prose astounded us. This is unlike any paranormal we’ve read in a long while and we took all the characters into our hearts.

‘But hearts are a funny thing; they beat strongly in our chests, even though they can shatter at the slightest pressure.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

THE IDEA OF YOU by ROBINNE LEE

A tumultuous rock star romance, with an age gap. We were completely floored by this story; easily becoming swept up in its honesty and raw emotion and by the striking prose of first time author, Robinne Lee. We swooned, we laughed, loved and oh boy did we cry! We felt everything and found Solene and Hayes story to be captivating, incredibly heartfelt, moving, candid, unique and sincere. This author writes with a knowledgeable and beautiful prose that encapsulated everything we love.

“What is it you want from me, then?” Solène
“Everything.” 
Hayes

Amazon US | Amazon UK

GHOSTED by J M DARHOWER

We can’t stop gushing about this second chance romance! We loved everything about it..….e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g! Trust this phenomenally talented to write a Hollywood, second chance love story with a fabulous couple and the most adorable little girl you could meet. She owned it!A wonderfully executed, well-paced emotional love story, with the perfect mix of passion, angst, heartbreak, sweetness and swoon, together with fabulous characters we can’t stop thinking about it. We found ourselves constantly torn between never wanting this story to end, yet desperate to finish to see how it would all play out.

‘But love is only as strong as the people who fuel it.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

THE ONE by JOHN MARRS

If ever there was a case for a book made into a film/TV serial then The One by John Marrs should be first in line. Without question this is one of our favourite reads and we highly urge you to go pick it up and go on a menacing thrilling journey which deals with what could essentially be real life, real people and a theme that in many ways reads to be quite topical of today’s evolving dating websites and experiences. You will not be able to look away, we promise! When we reached the last page we wanted to give John Marrs a standing ovation- what an incredible writer he is.

‘And in that moment , as they felt each other’s hearts racing, yet beating at exactly the same speed, they felt as if they were two halves of a whole.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

FIRST by KIMBERLY ADAMS

Oh our hearts!  We certainly shed tears throughout Kimberly Adams’, First. What an incredibly beautiful, tragic, hopeful and heartfelt love story! Grant and Annie’s story was soul mate love, and when Grant spoke those words above to Annie, with such love and fierce determination… we felt every single word! With hearts breaking for Annie as she said goodbye to Grant and emotions crumbling for Grant as he had to leave his Annie behind, his words bore such weight as we had lived their love from its inception. Grant and Annie’s love was sweetly endearing and it was invincible.

“Nothing in this world feels like this love, Annie.”

Amazon US | Amazon UK

THE MAN IN THE BLACK SUIT by SYLVAIN REYNARD

A thrilling and painful quest for revenge, and a need for justice provides the background for Acacia Santos and Nicholas Cassirer’s love story. Both from very different worlds, yet with an underlying thread that would see their worlds collide with action packed, emotional and heart stopping consequences. Beautiful story building. Testing us, teasing us, engaging us and taunting us with his poetic words, thrilling and suspenseful storytelling and strong likeable characters, whilst integrating current world affairs into the mix, and in doing so,  sending a powerful message and food for thought.

‘I love this man. I can see his heart and soul in his eyes, and I don’t ever want to be without them.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

SUGAR & GOLD by EMMA SCOTT

And this book is why Emma Scott has become one of our favourite Authors. We’ve loved everything this Author has written, she’s made us cry ugly tears whilst making our hearts soar at the same time. Her writing is astonishing with every word and every sentence adding up into a vivid beautiful passionate masterpiece. We loved the mystery, the melancholy, the hopeful and the broken which made up for one emotionally addictive read. Two people merely existing rather than living, both with an ultimate goal to escape and to see the vibrant light instead of the weighty dark. Both burdened by heart-breaking memories; craving sunshine and a freedom free of accusations and reproach.

‘I held her the way you hold something you know isn’t yours to keep.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

DARKER (Fifty Shades Darker as told by Christian #2) by E L JAMES

We thought we knew all there was to know about him; his troubled heart and mind, his controlling ways and his boyish vulnerability. The true extent and depths of his mercurial ways though really takes the centre stage in this, our favourite instalment in the original Fifty Shades series.
Oh, it felt like coming home, an embrace from an old lover, a kiss from the lips of a loved one.

‘Baby, you read me like one of your books; except I’m not the hero. I’ll never be the hero.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

ROYALLY ENDOWED (Royally #3) by EMMA CHASE

We loved the fact that Royally Endowed took place over several years running parallel with Royally Screwed, Royally Matched and beyond. It meant that we got to catch up with Nicholas and Olivia; Henry and Sarah as well as experience the sharp tongued yet amusing Queen Lenora once more. It was like being back with family. The laughs, the romance, the emotionally poignant moments, and the dramatic twists. We loved every minute of this series and didn’t want it to end.

‘What I do know, what I’m sure of, is that I would die for Ellie. Kill for her, live for her. The vow echoes through me with every beat of my heart.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

THE AD AGENCY SERIES by NICOLE ARCHER

We devoured each book in this series one after the other! The Ad Agency was a fabulous series that left us with such a warm and happy feeling in our hearts! We laughed out loud, we smiled throughout and our romantic hearts squealed with glee! Nicole Archer delivered a series full of warmth, emotion, a dash of angst, humour and lots and lots of heart, with enough steamy deliciousness to satisfy those who like heat in their reads. Nothing slowed the flow of the story and the emotion made our hearts ache but was so cleverly cloaked in wonderful sarky humour that ensured we always had a glow in our hearts and an abundance of giggles at the ready and each book delivered something different.

‘With them, words were just unnecessary noise.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

THE CHOSEN (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J R WARD

This story was about Xcor and Layla; yet -as always- the side stories continue and new ones emerge. This one was always going to be a hard read as it was unfathomable as to how Layla would fare. Their story was one of beauty and truth. So many new revelations came to light – one extremely surprising one which I can’t wait to see develop. A Paranormal favourite!

‘Love was like life itself, she supposed. No matter how much of it you were blessed with, when the end came, it never felt like enough.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

KILL GAME (The Seven of Spades #1) by CORDELIA KINGSBRIDGE (MM)

Wow….wow…WOW we loved this book. We are so excited to find this new to us Author and a new series to fall in love with. Everything about Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge was just perfection. A thrilling who-dunnit set in Las Vegas with a simmering love story that had us hooked from the first page. We cannot wait for the next book in this series.  Kill Game was so well written, it enticed us, thrilled us and we were compelled by this story. Whilst we’d love to talk late into the night about this book we really do not want to spoil anything so we’ll be purposely brief.

“I want the people of this city to know I’m on their side, and the animals to know I’m coming for them.”

Amazon US | Amazon UK

THE QUEEN and the CURE (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2) by AMY HARMON

The Queen and the Cure is breathtaking. This book isn’t a read, it’s an adventure; and it’s one that had our hearts racing, breaking, filling with love and brimming with warmth. There are epic battle scenes, edge of your seat thrills and suspense, unforgettable characters and epic soul deep love and oh the romance….our stars, the romance was beguiling! It’s a story that reminds us that love, hope, faith and selflessness are possibly the greatest gifts of all.

“I have been hated before. But I don’t know if I’ve been loved. I think…once…I must have been, because I know how to love.”

Amazon US | Amazon UK

BEARD IN MIND (The Winston Brothers #4) by PENNY REID

We have read every single Winston Brothers book in this series and whilst they’re as different as night and day in many respects, they’re really quite similar in their message. Every character has a specific burden or personal disposition to work through yet whilst a beautiful romance runs through them, the underlying theme always has such depth and realism. No wonder this series is a winner!

“All people are broken, Shelly. No one is perfect. Some seek help. Some don’t. But no one is ever fixed by another person. We can only work on ourselves.”

Amazon US | Amazon UK

A CHARM OF FINCHES (Venery Book #2) by SUANNE LAQUEUR

A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur was a masterpiece which we will never forget, our hearts may never recover but we wouldn’t want them to. We honestly have no words for how intensely overwhelmed we feel about this vivid and emotional story of high importance. The topic of this story is very –very- real and what we truly admire about this Author is how she writes about the harrowing soul destroying psychological as well as physical after effects whilst highlighting the truth that many turn their backs on: men get raped too.

‘Just let me come home. Give me this chance. Please let me live to find out who I really am.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

MICHAEL’S WINGS (The Original Sinners #6.3) by TIFFANY REISZ

Michael’s Wings was just wonderful; spending time with Griffin and Michael with a novella that explored what happened after Griffin popped the big question; followed by a series of previously released short stories set at various points throughout the Sinners series. This was just the perfect trip down memory lane with time spent reminiscing and catching up with everyone though the main focus obviously being on Griffin and Michael’s relationship – the good, the bad and the sexy.

“Tell me why you’re afraid of saying yes to something you and I both know you want.”

Amazon US | Amazon UK

NEW CAMELOT TRILOGY by SIERRA SIMONE (MF,MMF,MFM)

We just devoured the entire New Camelot trilogy by Sierra Simone and wow, we came over all unnecessary! So emotionally evocative with a huge emphasis on research and storytelling. This trilogy is seriously addictive, highly erotic and quite simply compelling. Everything we love about our erotica reads was pretty much covered…or uncovered as was the case, with the added depth of a great love story and heart breaking emotion.

‘I could never truly be Ash’s and he could never truly be mine. But that night, none of it mattered. What mattered was that he was my king and I was his prince, and I would always, always be by his side.’

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Upcoming Releases

Look at these fabulous books headed our way in January!
For even more books releasing in 2018, head on over to our Upcoming Releases Page!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek at our brand new blog – be sure to have a look around and check out our Recommended Reading Lists – plenty of fabulous reads there as well!

We look forward to seeing you back here for some exciting bookworld news, reviews, giveaways, sales, new and upcoming releases and fantastic reading recommendations.

Hugs xoxo

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10 Comments:


  1. V. said:

    Congratulations on the new blog! It is beautiful and importantly, easy to navigate.

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    1. tbbadmin Post author said:

      Thank you so much. We are so in love with it! G&J x

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  2. Paula Bicknell said:

    Your new blog is beautiful! I love it! Happy New Year Gitte and Jenny!

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    1. tbbadmin Post author said:

      Thank you! Happy New Year, Paula x

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  3. SC Leland said:

    Love the new Blog. So easy to find what your looking for. Congrats.

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    1. tbbadmin Post author said:

      Thank you so much! G&J x

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  4. Maureen Goodwin said:

    The update is beautiful! Really enjoy everything
    You do. Thank you.

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    1. tbbadmin Post author said:

      Thank you so much! G&J x

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  5. Amanda Ruane said:

    Hello.
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year!

    I am liking this new blog, ladies. Very nice!

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    1. tbbadmin Post author said:

      Thank you very much! Happy New Year, G&J x

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