Friday, April 26, 2013


5.10.13: The first Books, Novels and More blog's giveaway officially ended at 2PM EST today. Thank you to everyone who participated. The winner will be announced on this blog on Monday. Be sure to be on the lookout for upcoming giveaways.

Today at 5PM EST, the first BOOKS, NOVELS AND MORE blog giveaway officially began.

Enter for your chance to win a $25 Kindle gift card!

The winner will receive their gift card via email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends.

The winner will be able to use their Kindle gift card instantly after receiving it via email.

How to enter the giveaway?

1) Be a follower on this blog. (Just click the 'join this site' button to the right of the page)

2) You must comment on this post. This is how the winner will be chosen.


**This giveaway will end on Friday May 10th at 2PM EST**

**A winner will be chosen 'old school' style by writing each name on a strip of paper, folding them, tossing the names around in a bowl.... and randomly choosing a winner.**

**The winner will be announced via this blog, the winner will have ten days to claim the prize. Once the winner is announced, the winner will email Books, Novels & More, confirming their Username on this blog, the winner will then receive an email from Books, Novels and More that includes their gift card**

**The winner will be chosen within 48 hours after the giveaway has closed.**

All participants of the giveaways must be:

1) A follower/member of this blog. It's easy to join, just click the 'join this site' button to the right of the page.

2) Have a valid email address

3) One giveaway entry per person

[You may participate in all giveaways on this blog, just submit one entry per giveaway]

*Those are actually good odds at the moment. This is a fairly new blog, so there aren't any members at the moment. If there are only 2 or 6 members at the time of the giveaway, the chances of winning are highly favorable. LOL - If there is only one person at the time of the giveaway, and they submit an entry, they win. Boom!

As always... Happy Reading!


Quick Reads: 'Captured By The Bodyguard' By Dez Burke

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[Via Amazon]


Cane Hutchinson took one look at heiress Alexandra Duke and knew she'd be big trouble. He was an ex-Marine whose expertise as a bodyguard had him working with high-risk clients all over the world.

Babysitting a billionaire's princess was the last thing he wanted to be doing...

The last thing Alexandra wanted-or needed, was a bodyguard. But her father had worries for her safety after winning an important contract against an unscrupulous business rival.

Being stuck with Cane 24/7 was bad enough; now she had to contend with an uncontrollable attraction for her handsome and virile bodyguard who looked like he belonged on the cover of GQ magazine. She was used to keeping people at a distance because of the fortune her father represented-but for how long could she keep her rising feelings for Cane at bay?

A Kindle Daily Deal: DATING THE DEVIL By Lia Romeo

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Grab this deal quick.

The original price for 'Dating The Devil' is $11.99. Get it today for only $1.99.


Lucy O’Neill is a plain-Jane New York PR assistant with a tiny apartment, a dead-end job, and a pair of annoyingly perfect roommates. Nothing exciting ever happens to her, until one night at a neighborhood pub . . .

Lewis Mephisto is tall, handsome, and hot. Very hot. He meets her gaze through the crowd, a wicked grin on his lips, an irresistible invitation in his eyes.

He’s Mr. Right Times Ten. Sophisticated, wealthy, sexy, and completely devoted to her, body and soul. So what’s her problem? Can’t she handle dating the Devil?

Lewis looks at me hard for a moment in the darkness, then nods. “So you’ve figured the whole thing out,” he says ruefully. “You’re—” “Yeah,” he says. “Say it,” I say in a trembling voice. “I want you to say it.” He reaches over and switches his bedside lamp on, and suddenly the room is flooded with warm light. Then he looks back at me and shrugs. “I’m Satan,” he says.

He looks so boyishly vulnerable, sitting there shirtless amidst the rumpled sheets, one sock on and one off, blinking sleep out of his blue eyes, that I want to laugh. Of course, I also want to cry. I can feel the tears welling up in the corners of my eyes, but I manage to keep my voice steady. “And you’ve been—all this time, you’ve been—trying to steal my soul?”

“Not steal it, exactly,” he says. “Just . . . lead you into temptation.”

Thursday, April 11, 2013

LA SPOSA By Sienna Mynx [The Battaglia Mafia Series #3] Is Available On Amazon!!!!!!

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Lawd yes! The wait is over. The third installment in the uber popular BATTAGLIA MAFIA SERIES by Sienna Mynx is available. Book three in the series is titled LA SPOSA.

Order today on Amazon.

Amazon Link:

If you have not read this blazing series, be sure to also purchase book #1[Destino] and #2 [Ti Amo] in the series. You will not be disappointed.

Yes I'm a huge fan, so of course I would say it wouldn't disappoint. But trust... it will not disappoint. I've read the first two books, but haven't read the third yet... but I know it will be off the chain! About to purchase it right now... y'all do the same!

Synopsis - Via Amazon:

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Don Giovanni Battaglia and Mira Ellison....

The year is 1991. Two years after discovering love and losing it Mira Ellison has finally accepted her destiny. She will become Donna Mirabella Battaglia, the wife of one of the most notorious crime bosses in Southern Italy. And she plans to have it all, her man, her children, and the fashion dynasty she left behind.

But with privilege comes ties to bloodlines that will threaten to destroy her love and family from the inside. Nothing, especially happiness, is ever promised to the Battaglias.

Don Giovanni knows this best. On the eve of a new beginning he learns a dark secret regarding Mira’s past that could destroy everything they hold sacred. He is forced to decide, for love and marriage—how far should a man go to protect his bride.

Coming Soon: 'JOYLAND' And 'DOCTOR SLEEP' By Stephen King

As a huge fan of Stephen King's work, I'm thrilled that he continues to release a steady stream of work that never disappoints.

However this year will bring forth something that King fans have long awaited for, a story in some way shape or form that would be a sequel to the horror book classic THE SHINING.

In DOCTOR SLEEP, King centers the story around 'Dan Torrance' and puts forth an interesting tale for the now grown Torrance.

King will also release a new novel in the HARD CASE CRIME SERIES titled JOYLAND.

JOYLAND will be released in paperback only during it's initial release. The e-book format will become available at a later date.

I can quite understand King's decision not to release JOYLAND in e-book format initially, there is just no comparing reading an actual BOOK. Even better when it's a good read.

While e-books are convenient, digital book shopping just doesn't compete with browsing a local bookstore or library for your next great book or turning pages, anticipating the next chapter and when you've finished, adding it to your collection housed on various bookshelves.

Even the smell of the pages when you crack open a new book is exhilarating.

That's why even to this day, there is major debate about e-books versus traditional books. It's a topic that will never end.

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JOYLAND [Hard Case Crime Series] Releases 6.4.13


Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

"I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites.

I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being.

Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book."
– Stephen King

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 DOCTOR SLEEP Releases 9.24.13

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence.

Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.

This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Friday, April 5, 2013

BOOK OF THE MONTH [April 2013] - BARED TO YOU By Sylvia Day [Crossfire Series Book #1]

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Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot.

I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… Gideon knew.

He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

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The hotly anticipated second book of the Crossfire Trilogy continues the sensual saga of Eva and Gideon that began in Bared to You…the New York Times bestselling novel of “EROTIC ROMANCE THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED” (Romance Novel News).

Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to.

He was my addiction... my every desire... mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession..

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ENTWINED WITH YOU By Sylvia Day - Crossfire Series, Book #3 is available for pre-order, will release 6.4.13

This extremely popular series has been on my goodreads 'to read' list for a minute. I was looking forward to finally delving into the series to see what the fuss was about.

So it was a must to choose the Crossfire series as this month's book of the month choices.

Currently half way through BARED TO YOU, and I have to say it doesn't disappoint... too much. I do feel the story is a bit rushed and the character development could be a bit more descriptive, but seeing as though the story continues in additional novels, I'm sure additional details will follow.

The chemistry between Gideon and Eva is felt, yet there seems to be a slight discord with the flow of their relationship so far in BARED TO YOU.

With that being said, that is one aspect that keeps you turning the page to see what will become of Gideon and Eva. What secrets are they hiding and will it destroy their relationship?

BARED TO YOU will hold your attention and I'm sure as the end comes to light... you will eagerly start reading REFLECTED IN YOU, book two in the series.... at least I know I will.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NOVEL Reads: PEARL By Tabitha King

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I recall reading this book years ago, perhaps in the early 2000's. I remember stumbling across it at a local library. I'm shocked that I hadn't given a referral on this title prior to now.

The only reason this particular novel came to mind today, is because I read an article about Tabitha King and her husband, famed horror author Stephen King donating millions to a library. I instantly remembered Tabitha's novel PEARL, and recalled how that at the time that I read it, I was pleasantly surprised that she wrote the main character as a woman of color who became involved in interracial relationships. That was rare to find in a novel, even back then (the 2000's).

Though I didn't read PEARL until the early 2000's, the actual publication date of the novel was 1989.

However besides the interracial factor, the novel PEARL in itself was a great read. The dynamic of the characters interactions, mingled with their flaws set the course of heartbreak, betrayal, love and redemption.

I definitely will read this novel again and add it to my collection.

Unfortunately it is not available on kindle. PEARL is available in new and used book editions

 As always... Happy Reading!

Pearl Dickerson arrives in tiny Nodd's Ridge, Maine, to claim an inheritance and lead a quiet life. But soon, exotic Pearl threatens the fabric of everyday life in Nodd's Ridge . . . as she becomes involved with two attractive, very different men, whose seething rivalry explodes into violence.

This gripping, finely crafted novel illuminates the depths and desires of an independent woman and exposes dark truths about life in a small town

Publisher's Weekly Description:
When the admirable heroine of the title, a 35-year-old black woman, arrives in Nodd's Ridge, Maine, to live in the farmhouse bequeathed her by an unknown uncle, local residents gossip a little behind her back, but otherwise do not respond to her color.

Having abandoned her career as librarian, Pearl Dickenson takes over the local diner, and with her deep, throaty laugh and indomitable spirit (not to mention her fried chicken), wins the hearts of both Reuben Styles, who runs the local garage, and David Christopher, the town's resident poet.

As summer progresses, Pearl is happy to find her life weaving seamlessly into the daily fabric of Nodd's Ridge, but the dilemma caused by her liaisons with both Reuben and David takes its toll. As Pearl helps Reuben cope with his wild teenaged daughter, David's past, which includes witnessing the shooting death of his young sister, makes him increasingly unstable.

Occasionally slipping into melodrama, King (author of Small World and The Trap and wife of novelist Stephen) resolves her story happily for nearly all of the small-town characters she brings vividly to life. Pearl's quiet wisdom and prodigious energy make her slightly more mythic than human, but she remains an unforgettable character. Literary Guild alternate. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.