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21 Aug 2013
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Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Format read: ebook
Series: N/A
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humour
Release Date: Nov. 27, 2012
Number of pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Formats available: ebook, paperback, audiobook, Kindle
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.

Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and–was that a meow?–punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, …

Review: A Captain and a Corset by Mary Wine

Format read: ebook provided by NetGalley
Series: Steam Guardians, #2
Genre: Steampunk Romance
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Number of pages: 317 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Formats available: ebook, mass market paperback
Purchasing Info: Author’s website | Goodreads |Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK) | Publisher’s Website

For Sophia Stevenson, there’s no going back to the life she knew. She never asked for the powers that make her a precious commodity to the secret society of Illuminists—and their archenemies.

Captain Bion Donkova would give anything to possess the powers that have fallen in Sophia’s lap. If only the beautiful, infuriating woman could stay out of trouble, he wouldn’t have to keep coming to her rescue…

Bion and Sophia have friction to spare—and nothing fuels a forbidden passion better than danger…

My Thoughts:

I liked …

Bookish Rave: What Reader Species Are You?

Here at BLI, we often ask how one can differentiate between a Book Lover and mere Reader. It turns out we were thinking to small. Laura E. Kelley realized there is an entire taxonomy of Readers and Book Lovers out there, and set out to identify and distinguish each individual species.

As you do.

Today we acknowledge that our International Book Congress requires more than simple geographic and genre diversity to be fully representative of the needs of Book Lovers. We may need to bulk up our ranks. Diversity hires, if you will.

And so, without further ado we present The Linnaean Hierarchy of Readers.* (Seriously, we did not create this. It is amazing, but also requires a scientific devotion to detail and organization that we can only aspire towards.)

Take your time to properly classify yourself. The Book Lovers will self-identify below.

Jackie: I think I fit into a bunch of the …

New Releases: August 19-25, 2013

Title: Omens
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Caineville, #1
Genre: mystery, paranormal
Release date: August 20, 2013 by Dutton Adult


Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the …

Review: Losing Control by Nina Croft

Format read: ebook provided by the publisher
Series: Babysitting a Billionaire, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Aug. 12, 2013
Number of pages: 250 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Author’s website | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Publisher’s Website

Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim finally believes she’s in control of her life and her emotions and she’s determined to never risk either again with a man. She has a great home, a job as a security specialist which she loves, and Jake for a best friend. But things are a tad lonely in the sex department, so she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with one of her hot co-workers. And who better to help her remember how to lure a man than her best friend?

Jake has wanted Kim from the moment he first saw …

Book Lovers Book Club: Series Read-Along Selections

It’s Monday again! And the only good thing about my Mondays is True Blood season 3 and Book Club.

Although as you are reading this I will be in the middle of watching the final episode of the season (gasp! that came around quickly 🙁 )

Here are the choices for our series read-along – the secondary book club feature we do each month. As we have just finished reading the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (well I’m halfway through – check out some discussion points on the entire trilogy next week.)

Vote in the comments below!

The Liveship Trader Series by Robin Hobb (chronologically the next series after The Farseer Trilogy)

Demonstrating world-building finesse, Robin Hobb begins the climactic story of a seafaring clan and its tangled destiny. Though expected to inherit her family’s newly quickened liveship, Althea Vestrit loses the honor to her scheming brother-in-law, who plans to use it as a slave …

Sunday Cravings

Hello Book Lovers! Anna’s not back yet, so I am doing my best to hold down the fort in her absence. Of course, I will be traveling for the next two weeks, so if I can’t find another Book Lover to fill in, we may be without Sunday Cravings for a bit.

But that isn’t anywhere near important as the fact that Winter Has Come to Alaska. I’m sure you are all rolling your eyes at me while wiping the dripping sweat off your collective brows – but it’s true. For the last few days, my car windows have been covered in frost in the morning. My roommate even turned her car on to heat it up before heading out today. WINTER IS HERE.

With that horrifying cheerful prospect to keep you all going, I present this week’s Sunday Cravings. It is, after all, important to stock up on your …

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17 Aug 2013
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The International Giveaways Café (103)

Good morning/afternoon/evening all, and welcome back to the best place to share and enter international bookish giveaways. Hope you all have a great weekend and can spare a little time at least to read something great 🙂

And, remember to let us know if you’ve won anything recently; the Book Lovers would love to hear! As book lovers, we’re happy to spread the word…and the love 😉 Good luck to everyone!

Here’s the fine print for entering your link:
If you have a giveaway you would like to share with our other readers, the rules are simple:
1. The giveaway MUST be available to international addresses (Book Depository does count)
2. Add your link below, in the format shown. (Please use the URL for the contest post, not a general blog URL; you don’t want to make it tricky for others trying to enter)
3. Expired contests will be removed …

Around The Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Welcome to this week’s news edition! This week has been an interesting mix of news, with Amazon’s launching of another imprint, this time biographies, Stephanie Meyer ‘being over’ Twilight and Orson Scott Card’s is at it again.



Amazon has announced that it will be launching a new imprint called Icons which will focus on short biographies of famous historical  and contemporary people who have changed history or affected current and cultural events.  Icons shorts will be released bi-monthly and the first biographical short will be featuring Jesus which will  be written by Jay Parini.


I found this really interesting but a Reddit user compiled the different stages of a library book shelf’s life – There are nine stages which ranges from the order of a book and shelving it, which is named the Marriage stage, all the way to the final stage, The Life Cycle which is when a book is …

Interview with Macy Beckett + Giveaway

Today we are happy to have Macy Beckett, writer of the fun, sexy Sultry Springs series, visit us here at Book Lovers Inc.! Macy is stopping by to celebrate the release of the latest book in the series, Surrender to Sultry. So, let’s all give her a warm welcome! And remember to enter the giveaway at the end, too.

Stella: Hi Macy, welcome to Book Lovers Inc! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Macy: You bet—I’m thrilled to be here! In a nutshell, I’m a former teacher who left the classroom to write hot, humorous romantic comedies. Penning novels is a lot more fun than teaching grammar, so I never looked back.

Stella: Are you a planner or pantser? Can you tell us a bit about your writing process? How do your novels come to life?
Macy: I’m a hybrid, a plantser. I begin with a short synopsis, then I …

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