{cover reveal} Vertical Lines (The Vert Series #1) by Kristen Kehoe

Today’s cover reveal is for a new favorite author of mine,

Kristen Kehoe

and her upcoming book

Vertical Lines

releasing December 11, 2015

She writes deeply emotional characters, full of brooding goodness.
(check out my review for Light of Day)

About Vertical Lines…
when Kristen told me this I knew I HAD to read it:

First in the series-an artist and a smart girl.
A staid family and a broken one.
She’s adorably literal and he’s all big and quietly emotional.

She had me at big and quietly emotional. GAH.

Add it to your TBR today!
(GR link coming soon, hang tight)

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All I have to say is: #BeardsFTW

From Kristen’s blog…..

Originally THE GAUNT LIFE, this story had to be written. LIFE INTERRUPTED was the book I wrote and thought “I’ll never feel for another character what I feel for Rachel.” She was fearless and determined and strong (and so tall). While there is still some truth to this statement, I have now written Jordana and Brooklyn, and done something I swore I would never do: I gave a very real part of myself to a character.

Body dysmorphic disorder was not something I understood growing up–I didn’t know where my need to change myself came from, only that it was constant. I starved, I ran, I threw up–more than those struggles, though, was the struggle I went through every day to look at myself.

Ashton Novak is a minor character–I could not get inside of her head far enough to give her the entire story. But when she appeared, sister to the hero, and her disease came to light… I was devastated. And purged. Her case of BDD is extreme, something I saw but never truly suffered from. I lost hair, I lost friends and confidence, and I lost some time–this girl, though, she lost it all. Ashton is everything I felt, everything I feared, from her compulsions to her insecurities. The only difference is that I had a strong mother and two strong sisters, all of whom I did not want to let down. So I stood up. Even on days when I couldn’t handle standing in front of the mirror, I stood up. And then they held me up, so today I could give you the beginning of Brooklyn and Jordana…

This is their story… but I  have to pay homage to Ashton, minor as she may be, and acknowledge the high school self I never quite let live.

In honor of Thanksgiving, look back and be grateful, for who you were, who you are, and who’s always been beside you. Happy Friday, y’all. Can’t wait for you to meet Brooklyn and Jordana on December 11 <3

About the Author: Kristen Kehoe

I started writing a long, long time ago. As with everything in life, it took me a while to figure out what genre I wanted to participate in. I write what many would commonly refer to as contemporary romance. I just call it life.

Although I began with the young adult when I published my first novel, FINDING YOU, I quickly progressed to what I consider mature young adult with BEYOND THE HORIZON 1 and LIFE INTERRUPTED. THE LIGHT OF DAY (BTH 2) is new adult and soon to be published TRIPP (the LIFE series 2) will be mature young adult. I write for my characters. I write them because they are people I see and feel and hear and I have a need to put them on paper.

When I’m not writing for a character, I’m blogging about mommyhood, teacherhood, life, or just being a girl. Join my conversation sometime because I LOVE sharing with people.

For updates, sneak peaks, and other info, visit my Facebook page. For fun pics of my daughter, dog, or anything else that hits my fancy, visit me on Instagram. For wierd retweets and conversations, there’s always Twitter.

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Cover Reveal and Excerpt – Royal Marriage Market by Heather Lyons

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the Cover Reveal for


Releasing December 15, 2015,
standalone contemporary romance.

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Cover created by Daniela Conde Padron at DCP Designs.


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“You go by Chris?”

“It’s an acceptable nickname for Christian.” The owner of the name snatches his glass of champagne back, chugging the rest of the drink. Naturally, this promptly sets off another round of coughing.

Parker is now the one to smack Christian’s back, and I am grateful because I most certainly do not need to be touching him again, even if in a life-saving gesture.

“Maybe so,” I murmur as Christian, rapidly turning redder from what surely must be embarrassment more than alcohol down the wrong pipe, shoves his friend’s hand away. “But it doesn’t fit.”

“If I might be so bold to ask, Your Highness, how so?” Parker inquires at the same time Christian wheezes, “What does that mean?”

I side skirt the men to claim a chocolate covered strawberry from the dessert table. “Chris is a boring name.”

“I believe you’ve just issued an unforgiveable insult to all the Chrises in the world,” Christian says flatly while Parker struggles to hold in his mirth.

“Of course I haven’t. I simply said Chris is a boring name. Look at Elsa; it is a hopelessly old-fashioned name you find in old women who bake streusel. My parents aged me the moment I came out of the womb.” I point the zebra-striped berry at my sparring partner. “Now that is unforgiveable. You were given a nice name and have elected to make it boring when it doesn’t suit you one bit.”

Too much silence expands between us; I am tricked into looking up at him once more. One of his dark eyebrows arches upward. “Are you saying you don’t find me boring?”

Did I? Oh, bollocks. I did, didn’t I? I clear my throat and smile winsomely. “Just because I don’t wish to marry you doesn’t mean I find you boring as a bag of rocks.”

Both of his eyebrows shoot up, as if I informed him grass is blue and sky is green. As if he doesn’t already know he’s interesting. Please. Must I remind him of all the glossies dedicated to his comings and goings?

“When we were children, His Highness was teased quite a bit about his name,” Parker tells me.

I toss the strawberry stem back onto the table; it’s whisked up by a passing waiter in less than a second. “What! Why?”

“I’m named after a religion,” Christian grinds out. “There was Prince Jew. Prince Muslim. Prince Buddhist. Prince Hindu. Prince Zoroastrian. There were lots of choices, you see.”

Another moment I want nothing more than to just laugh and laugh. “How delightful. Now, those nicknames aren’t boring. Sacrilegious, yes, but definitely not boring.”

“You have a seed in your front teeth,” is Christian’s response.

“You are a veritable Prince Charming, publically pointing out women’s flaws. How chivalrous of you.”

It is annoying how much I like that he refuses to appear properly chastised.

[Continue reading & get hooked!]

Stacking the Shelves {108}

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves –
hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews!
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books  our awesome haul from the last two weeks…

 {all book cover images are linked to their Goodreads} 

♥  Author/Pub Submissions (Includes NetGalley invites):

Loud is How I Love You

AppealedDare to Run

♥ Blog Tour Read:

The Fix Up

♥  Books we bought/borrowed:

Pippa of Lauramore

ConsolationMy Soul to Keep

♥  Kindle Freebies:

Here with MeBreak in Two

Forever and Always Collection


We hope everyone had a great week & thanks for stopping by!

BUT WAIT, while you’re here, drop us a line below in the comments and let us know what new books you’re putting on your shelves this week! We’re always on the search for new books. Also make sure to check out our current giveaways in the sidebar to hopefully add new books to your shelves on us.

You should also note that we’ve been on a roll with TOP SHELF reads so far this year, this week especially. Take a peek back through this past week’s posts to find some great ones. Hooray for awesome reads!

Happy Reading!

 The Litbrarians

Cover Reveal, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind

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The Book Hookup is so thrilled to be participating in the COVER REVEAL of debut author Kelly Siskind's CHASING CRAZY, which releases January 12th from Forever Yours! We absolutely can't wait for everyone to get their hands on this new adult contemporary romance. Check out the beautiful cover below, read a sneak peek, and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card! About CHASING CRAZY "With an … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

{blog tour with excerpt and giveaway} Crush (The Tainted Love Duet #2) by Kim Karr

♡ A STORY OF TAINTED LOVE ♡ The story continues, Will Love Conquer All? CRUSH (book 2) is NOW LIVE! Get your copy at: Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1higwb7 Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1jGwHRj Synopsis The danger isn’t over. It’s only just begun. Circumstances brought them together and their undeniable connection won’t let them part. But when the past and the present collide, emotions run … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

The Road That Leads to Us (Us #1) by Micalea Smeltzer

Title:  The Road That Leads to Us Series:  Us Author:  Micalea Smeltzer Published:  October 2015 Things are about to get rocky for Dean Wentworth and Willow Wade. Willow Wade is used to living in the spotlight, with her father a famous drummer in the band Willow Creek—her namesake—it’s been a lot to live up to and oftentimes she doesn’t feel she’s enough. But there has always been … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

ARC MINI PRE-REVIEW: When We Collided by Emery Lord

  Title: When We Collided Author: Emery Lord ♥ @emerylord Expected Publication: April 5, 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Pages: 352 Genres: Young Adult ♥ Contemporary ♥ Romance Source: borrowed ARC Summary from Goodreads: Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them. Vivi and Jonah couldn't be more different. Vivi … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

{top shelf review} The Light of Day (Beyond The Horizon #2) by Kristen Kehoe

Title: The Light of Day Author: Kristen Kehoe Series: Beyond The Horizon Publisher: self-published Published: October 7, 2014 Genre: new adult contemporary romance Synopsis: Every action has its own consequence… Cora Whitley has learned the hard way that there are some choices you can’t escape, you merely survive. And she is, surviving that is. She’s living, breathing, eating, sleeping, … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

{blog tour with excerpt and giveaway!} Not Enough by Mia Hoddell

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 Title: Not Enough Author: Mia Hoddell Published: November 16th 2015 Publisher: self-published Genre: Upper YA/NA Contemporary Romance Synopsis: Neve Colvin isn’t good enough. As an introvert, her life is a never-ending list of labels and criticism. Pressures to change come from everyone—including the one person she thought would love her unconditionally … her mother. All Neve wants is … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Stacking the Shelves {107}


Welcome to Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews!   Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books  our awesome haul … [Continue reading & get hooked!]