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    Top 10 of 2015: Best Book Boyfriends of 2015

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    Welcome to Day Four of the Top 10 of 2105

    A WEEK OF LOOKING BACK…

    …AND LOOKING FORWARD

    As I mentioned previously…

    This is my fifth year co-hosting this event with Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, my fourth year co-hosting with Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and my second year co-hosting with Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader. Wow that’s a lot of years. But this event is so much fun, that I’m thrilled to be able to do it again in 2015.

    If you haven’t yet heard of the Top 10 of 2015 week-long event, in a nutshell it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours over the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

    Once again, we’re each hosting our own giveaways on four of the five days of this challenge – I’m hosting Day One’s giveaway, Two Chicks on Books is hosting Day Two’s giveaway, Tales of a Ravenous Reading is hosting Day Three’s giveaway, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads is hosting today’s Day Four giveaway. So be sure to check in with each of our blogs this week.


    Best Book Boyfriends of 2015

    Today’s topic is…

    Best Book Boyfriends of 2015

    I’ve had such an eclectic reading year that I don’t have nearly as many book boyfriends as I’ve had in the past. Many of the books I’ve read and loved didn’t even have romance as part of the storyline. And I also know that due to the number of books I have read and loved this year I am forgetting a few of them – so sorry my lovely fic boys! But I did not prep this post well in advance, as I’d hoped to, and so I am certain I’m forgetting some of my favorites.

    I’m also losing a few due to the fact that they have to be from books read and released this year.

    Anyway… here they are.

    #1 Death

    …from DEAD OF WINTER by Kresley Cole

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    #2 Gavin Garrison

    …from MISSING DIXIE by Caisey Quinn

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    #3 Rune

    …from SWEET RUIN by Kresley Cole

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    #4 Paul Markov

    …from TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU by Claudia Gray

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    #5 Kaz Brekker

    …from SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo

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    #6 Elias

    …from AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

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    #7 Landon Lucas Maxfield

    …from SWEET by Tammara Webber

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    #8 Grey Blackwood

    …from BOUNCE by Noelle August

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    #9 Rowan

    …from FIREWALKER by Josephine Angelini

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    #10 Enzo Valenciano

    …from THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu

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    The Honorable Mentions

    So, those are my boys. Who made your list?


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    Top 10 of 2015: Best Contemporaries of 2015

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    Welcome to Day Three of the Top 10 of 2105

    A WEEK OF LOOKING BACK…

    …AND LOOKING FORWARD

    As I mentioned previously…

    This is my fifth year co-hosting this event with Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, my fourth year co-hosting with Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and my second year co-hosting with Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader. Wow that’s a lot of years. But this event is so much fun, that I’m thrilled to be able to do it again in 2015.

    If you haven’t yet heard of the Top 10 of 2015 week-long event, in a nutshell it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours over the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

    Once again, we’re each hosting our own giveaways on four of the five days of this challenge – I’m hosting Day One’s giveaway, Two Chicks on Books is hosting Day Two’s giveaway, Tales of a Ravenous Reading is hosting today’s Day Three giveaway, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads is hosting Day Four’s giveaway. So be sure to check in with each of our blogs this week.


    Best Contemporaries of 2015

    Today’s topic is:

    Best ________ of 2015

    Today is blogger’s choice and this year I decided to break with tradition and instead of debuts I have chosen to share my favorite contemporary reads of 2015 since I read so many of them this year. And while I may be stretching things a bit I am including contemporary thrillers in this list.

    If you want to know why they’re my favorites, just click their titles to check out my bookish thoughts and ratings.

    My Top 10 Favorite YA Contemporaries

    #1 BRUTAL YOUTH by Anthony Breznican – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #2 EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #3 PROOF OF FOREVER by Lexa Hillyer – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #4 THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #5 I AM THE TRAITOR by Allen Zadoff – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #6 ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #7 FIRST & THEN by Emma Mills – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #8 PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD by Michelle Falkoff – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #9 FIRST THERE WAS FOREVER by Juliana Romano – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #10 LIARS, INC. by Paula Stokes – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    And instead of listing honorable mentions, though I had many of those, I am sharing…

    My Top 5 Favorite Non-YA Contemporaries

    I wish they didn’t have to be books I’d read in 2015 because I totally would have had MAYHEM by Jamie Shaw on this list. But while my review posted in 2015, I read it in 2014 so I can’t sneak it in.

    #1 MISSING DIXIE by Caisey Quinn – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #2 SWEET by Tammara Webber – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #3 BOUNCE by Noelle August – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #4 FROSH: FIRST BLUSH by Mónica B. Wagner – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    #5 RULES OF SEDUCTION by Jenna Mullins – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Well, those are my picks. What topic did you choose for blogger’s choice? And what are your favorites?


    Leave a link to your Best *BLANK* of 2015 posts in the Linky List below…



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    Top 10 of 2015: Best Books I’ve Read in 2015 + Giveaway

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    Welcome to Day One of the Top 10 of 2105

    A Week of Looking Back…

    …and Looking Forward

    This is my fifth year co-hosting this event with Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, my fourth year co-hosting with Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and my second year co-hosting with Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader. Wow that’s a lot of years. But this event is so much fun, that I’m thrilled to be able to do it again in 2015.

    If you haven’t yet heard of the Top 10 of 2015 week-long event, in a nutshell it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours over the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

    Once again, we’re each hosting our own giveaways on four of the five days of this challenge – I’m hosting today’s Day One giveaway, Two Chicks on Books is hosting Day Two’s giveaway, Tales of a Ravenous Reading is hosting Day Three’s giveaway, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads is hosting Day Four’s giveaway. So be sure to check in with each of our blogs this week.


    Best Books I’ve Read in 2015

    Today’s topic is:

    BEST BOOKS I’VE READ IN 2015

    I’ve read so many seriously amazing books this year, that picking just ten was a dreadfully impossible task. I’m just glad I read THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent in 2014 or it would have made narrowing down my list that much more horrendous. It also didn’t help that I read more books this year than last, that I’ve been in an eclectic reading mood, and that there were just so many incredible books written.

    #1 MENAGERIE by Rachel Vincent – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because it’s unique, it’s hard-hitting, the writing is beautiful, the story is phenomenal, the series potential has me desperate for the next installment.

    #2 DEAD OF WINTER by Kresley Cole – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because this series is an all-time favorite, because the ending is abso-freaking-lutely killer, because it’s dark and gorgeous and the waiting is exquisite torture.

    #3 SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because the story is epic, the world-building incredible, the writing gorgeous, the detail impeccable.

    #4 TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU by Claudia Gray – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because the writing is stunning, the world expansive and fascinating, the series riveting.

    #5 BRUTAL YOUTH by Anthony Breznican – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because it’s dark and gritty and edgy and shocking and disturbing, the writing brilliant, the story unforgettable.

    #6 SCHISM by Jenna Black – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because it’s complex and interesting and fascinating. The world is chilling and still amazing. The characters sympathetic and scary. The story compelling.

    #7 AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because it’s thrilling and epic and gripping and unputdownable. The dual POV makes it edge-of-your-seat exciting.

    #8 THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because it’s so wicked and dark and wildly entertaining. It’s about villains. Nothing more needs to be said.

    #9 ROOK by Sharon Cameron – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because it’s action-packed, nerve-wracking, suspenseful. There are twists and turns. There’s romance, betrayal and heartbreak. What’s not to love?

    #10 SALT & STONE by Victoria Scott – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

    Why? Because it’s awesome and amazing and adorable and nail-biting. The characters are ones you can’t help but love, love, love. Though the possibility that there might not be a next book in the series is heartbreaking.


    Honorable Mentions

    I really wanted to limit honorable mentions to just five, but I couldn’t do it. Limiting it to 15 was hard enough as it was.

    So those are my favorite reads for 2015. What are yours?


    The Giveaway

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    I’m offering up for giveaway…

    • Books of Your Choice (up to $30 US) open internationally to anywhere The Book Depository ships

    ***The giveaway is ONLY open to those participating in the Top 10 of 2015 event***

    • Must be 13 or older to enter
    • There will be ONE winner
    • Giveaway ends on December 31st at 11:59 PM Pacific
    • Giveaway is open ONLY to those participating in the Top 10 of 2015 event
    • Giveaway is open internationally to anywhere The Book Depository ships
    • Prize will be ordered from Amazon or The Book Depository depending upon location
    • Winner will be chosen by and announced in the Rafflecopter
    • Winner will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to respond

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    Leave a link to your Best Books I’ve Read in 2015 posts in the Linky List below…



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    SWEET Blog Tour: Q&A with Emmy Laybourne + Giveaway

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    I am super excited to have Emmy Laybourne on the blog today for the SWEET Blog Tour. I LOVED this book which was fun and surprising and jaw-dropping and…

    I think I’ll refrain from saying any more than that, because it’s hard not to talk about SWEET without potentially revealing spoilers.

    Anyway…

    If you’d like to know a little bit more about SWEET – how the idea for the story developed, what advice the author has for those considering taking Solu, how Tom would describe Laurel and how she would describe herself, and more – be sure to check out the interview with Emmy Laybourne which follows after the book’s details.

    If you’d like to join in the conversation on social media, be sure to use the #Sweet hashtag.

    And if you’d like the chance to win a copy of the book, enter in the Rafflecopter a bit further down in this post.

    This tour is just getting started – it kicked off on Fierce Reads’ tumblr yesterday! – and continues through June 3rd. So be sure to check out all the stops for more fun and exciting posts from the author and for additional chances to win a copy of the book.

    SWEET releases on June 2nd and I can’t wait for everyone to get the chance to read it. I know I said it before, but it’s a read that might just surprise you.


    About SWEET

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    Title: SWEET
    Author: Emmy Laybourne
    Release date: June 2, 2015
    Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
    Pages: 288
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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    Description…

    *People would kill to be thin.*

    Solu’s luxurious celebrity-filled “Cruise to Lose” is billed as “the biggest cruise since the Titanic,” and if the new diet sweetener works as promised—dropping five percent of a person’s body weight in just days—it really could be the answer to the world’s obesity problem. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. She’s already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host, Tom Forelli (otherwise known as the hottest guy ever!) and she’s too seasick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.

    *But will they die for it, too?*

    Tom Forelli knows that he should be grateful for this job and the opportunity to shed his childhood “Baby Tom-Tom” image. His publicists have even set up a ‘romance’ with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get a bit wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when his celebrity hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it’s Laurel that he’s determined to save.

    Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong.

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    The Interview

    Q&A with Emmy Laybourne

    Q. If you had to describe SWEET in 25 words or less how would you describe it?

    Two teens fight for their lives on a luxury cruise when a new diet drug the other passengers are taking turns out to be highly addictive. (Rats! I went one word over. But which one could I take out?!)

    Q. If you could offer any advice (or warning) to those thinking about taking Solu, what would it be?

    I’d tell them to ask themselves what they’re willing to sacrifice in order to be thin…

    Q. What did you enjoy most about writing SWEET? And if you could pick one quote or short passage from the book that embodies what you loved most about it, what would it be?

    After writing in the dark, dangerous world of the Monument 14 series, it was really fun to write a book set in such a “bubbly” world. I loved writing the party scenes and the descriptions of luxury on the ship. I also loved my music playlist! I listened to mostly dance music – and a lot of Janelle Monae. As for a favorite passage – that’s hard. I’ll tell you that my favorite scene in the book is when Tom and Laurel kiss for the first time, but I can’t spoil that for you, I just can’t.

    It was hard to select a moment from the book that embodies what I love most about it, but here’s a little section that I like. It talks about what people are expecting on the cruise, but also gives a glimpse into the real life of a celebrity. In this scene, Tom Fiorelli, a former child star and now the media host for the cruise (think Ryan Seacrest, only younger and hotter) has just asked his producer Tamara, and the head publicist for the cruise, Rich, if he could wear a sportcoat to dinner, instead of a tux. Rich is speaking first:

    “I know you’ve had a long day, Thomas,” he said. “But I want you to think of yourself as an ambassador on this trip. When you show up looking fine, it elevates the whole event. These people are here for romance and transformation – and you’re like an angel, standing at the pearly gates of gorgeousness and fitness and luxury, welcoming them in. Can you see that, baby? Can you visualize it?”

    I like Rich, with his crazy moustache, so I worked hard to nod and look like I was really letting his words sink in.

    I did not roll my eyes.

    Tamara didn’t feel the need to be so “inspirational.”

    “I think you’re forgetting how lucky you are,” she scolded me. “Solu selected you, and you alone, to do the media coverage for this cruise. I mean, this is the exclusive of the century. You’re it, Tom. So if Rich or I asks you to show up in a tux, I expect your question to be Zenga or Armani.”

    “Okay. Zenga or Armani?” I asked.

    “Whatever makes your ass look better,” she snapped.

    Nice, very nice.

    I wore the Armani.

    Q. Laurel describes the Solu “Cruise to Lose” as “the most famous cruise since the Titanic,” giving readers immediate insight into just who she is. While she clearly had no idea how on point she was with that statement, what would she say if asked about it after everything that went down?

    I think she would say that Solu is so addictive it’s [SPOILER] and that she never expected that [SPOILER] would [SPOILER] the way he did. And lastly, she’d say she was really, really glad she met Tom Fiorelli!

    Q. How would Tom Fiorelli describe Laurel? And how would Laurel describe herself?

    Tom would describe Laurel as being different from every girl he’s ever met. She cares nothing for fame, that’s new for Tom, who has grown up in the media limelight since he was eight years old. He’d probably describe her as an artist – a real artist, because he’s very moved by her ability to play the classical guitar. If he was really opening up, he’d talk about how beautiful she is and how attracted he is to her curves, but he probably wouldn’t talk about that stuff. After a disastrous affair with a pop singer, he’s learned to keep his romantic life as private as possible.

    Laurel would describe herself as too sensitive. She’s a pale girl living in Fort Lauderdale – she’d probably admit that she’s never felt like she fits in. Laurel wears boots – all the time. And because she’s good at telling the truth, she’d also probably say that the reason she wears them has less to do with fashion than it does security. Somehow, wearing boots makes her feel brave and safe.

    Q. In addition to being a standalone, SWEET is quite a bit different from your trilogy. What drew you to write a story that combines humor and horror and romance while at the same time touches upon serious issues such as obesity and addiction?

    With this book, a small idea developed first: a new sweetener that was so addictive it drives people insane. Then I had to figure out how to contain the epidemic – it felt like it would be too hard to write a book with a major disaster like that, say, in the middle of Manhattan. I wanted a close, controlled environment and so I decided to set it on a luxury cruise. I put those together – it would be a cruise to launch a new diet sweetener – and things would go terribly wrong.

    It was only then, when I had the “machine” of the plot in place, that I realized this book was the perfect way to investigate the different ways that I perceive people to feel about excess weight.  There are a lot of people who feel a lot of different ways about their body fat in SWEET. And while that might not sound like a super fun thing to write about – it turned out to be really compelling and satisfying. I’ve been getting some reviews and letters from readers saying they are recognizing themselves in the characters of Laurel and Viv. That feels pretty terrific to me.

    Thanks so much for having me here! What a treat! I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at SWEET. Keep in touch! I’m on instagram and twitter @EmmyLaybourne!


    About the Author

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    Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, screenwriter and former character actress. Emmy’s Monument 14 trilogy has earned critical praise (“Frighteningly real… riveting” – New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice) and has been nominated by readers to the YALSA Teens Top Ten in 2013 and and won the #5 spot in 2014. Emmy’s book SWEET is due out in June 2015. It tells the story of a luxury cruise to launch a new diet sweetener that goes comically, then tragically, then terrifyingly wrong.

    Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1; and acted in the movies “Superstar,” “The In-Laws” and “Nancy Drew,” among others. Emmy lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids and a flock of 6 nifty chickens.

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    The Giveaway

    Thanks to the awesome folks at MacTeenBooks I have a copy of SWEET to give away to ONE winner in the US or Canada.

    • Must be 13 or older to enter
    • There will be ONE winner
    • Giveaway is US/Canada
    • Giveaway ends on June 2nd at 12:00 a.m. Pacific
    • Winner will be chosen by Random via Rafflecopter
    • Winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter and contacted by email
    • Winner has 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen
    • Prize will be sent directly by the publisher

    There are no requirements to like or follow this blog, but it is always appreciated. There are extra entry opportunities for following the author and publisher on social media, adding the book on Goodreads and spreading the word on Twitter.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    The Tour Schedule

    May 19th – Fierce Reads Tumblr – EXCLUSIVE Short Story

    May 20th – Fiktshun – Interview + Giveaway

    May 21st – Working for the Mandroid – Guest Post + Giveaway

    May 22nd – The Young Folks – Interview + Giveaway

    May 23rd – Adventures of a Book Junkie – Interview + Giveaway

    May 24th – The Irish Banana – Guest Post + Giveaway
    May 24th – Ex Libris – …

    May 25th – Love At First Page – …

    May 25th – Ray Kay Books – Video Interview + Giveaway

    May 27th – Page Turners Blog – Author Q&A + Giveaway

    May 28th – Bibliophilia, Please – Character Interview + Giveaway

    May 29th – The Reading Nook Reviews – Guest Post + Giveaway

    May 30th – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post + Giveaway

    May 31st – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Interview + Giveaway

    June 1st – Dark Faerie Tales – Guest Post + Giveaway

    June 2nd – Swoony Boys Podcast – …

    June 3rd – All the Write Notes – Musical Q&A

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    Review: SWEET

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    Title & Series: SWEET (Contours of the Heart #3)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: April 27, 2015
    Formats: Paperback, eBook

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    Description…

    He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
    She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

    He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
    She’s always been obedient; now she’s restless.

    Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

    And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:
    Sweet.

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    NOTE: This review is based on an eARC received from the author’s publicity agency in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.


    The Review

    Tammara Webber’s SWEET is romantic and sexy and so hot it sizzles. It has a love story that will make readers sigh and smile and swoon. It has characters they will adore, hope for, cheer for, fall for. And it reveals a backstory that will capture their hearts and make them wish for a happy ending for Pearl and Boyce.

    From the moment he pulled her from an ocean that nearly claimed her and she opened her eyes and looked up at him, Boyce Wynn loved Pearl Torres Frank. And she loved him. But in the sixteen years since, he’s never had the courage to reveal his true feelings. And neither has she.

    She was the one person who looked at him as if he was someone. Saving her was the one great thing he had done in his life. He just wished he was good enough to be worthy of this girl who was smart and beautiful and meant for a future he could never imagine being a part of.

    He was the one person who really saw her, who knew who she was and who she wanted to be. He saved her life and she owed him everything. She just wished she was the kind of girl he wanted as more than a friend, someone to flirt with, someone to protect.

    Boyce Wynn is charming, strong, and sexy as hell. He’s the good guy with a bad boy vibe. With his past, his childhood, his family, his loss, he could have easily turned out like his parents, become the stereotype. But he is honest and hard-working and couldn’t be a better man than he already is.

    Pearl Frank is kind and intelligent and loyal and driven. With all that she has been given, the advantages she has, the possibilities she has, the friends she has, she could have easily been someone who pretended her past never existed. But she loves her hometown, her family, her friends and she’s not someone who could walk away from those who did so much for her.

    Alternating between Boyce and Pearl’s points of view, Tammara Webber reveals a love story that has been sixteen years in the making. It’s a love story that’s sad and sweet and angst-filled and delectable, full of missed opportunities as well as stolen kisses, secret embraces and steamy encounters.

    The author draws readers in by bringing together two unlikely characters – Boyce with his charm, his confidence, his flirty banter and his cheesy yet adorable lines, and Pearl with her quiet reserve, her shyness, her bookish intelligence – and making their connection one readers will want to see grow stronger. She captivates with passages that are filled with heat, others that are beautiful and moving and heartrending, others that are fun and flirty, and others that are nerve-wracking and nail-biting.

    SWEET is a fantastic addition to this series that can be read in order, out of order or on its own. It checks all the boxes that readers have come to expect from a New Adult romance – well-developed characters, well-written romance, scorching hot love scenes, conflict, angst, heartbreak, and an ending that wraps things up and leaves no loose ends.

    And it delivers so much more – making this a story not to be missed by fans of the genre and readers who enjoy gorgeous writing, memorable characters, breathtaking romance, and love scenes hot enough to make them melt.

    The Rating

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    About Tammara Webber

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    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series – NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series – YA/NA).

    I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

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    Other Books in the Series

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    Title & Series: EASY (Contours of the Heart #1)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: November 6, 2012
    Publisher: Berkley
    Pages: 336
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Description…

    Rescued by a stranger.
    Haunted by a secret
    Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

    He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

    The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

    Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.

    A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

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    Title & Series: BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart #2)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: May 6, 2014
    Publisher: Berkley
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Description…

    He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
    And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

    As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

    All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

    As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

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    Book Teaser Blitz: SWEET by Tammara Webber

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    I am so excited to be able to share the first official teaser from Tammara Webber’s SWEET – a Contours of the Heart novel that can be read as a standalone.

    I love Tammara Webber’s writing and I adore this series and I cannot wait to meet Pearl and Boyce next month when SWEET releases on April 27th.

    First is some information about the book. The teaser graphic follows. What do you think about SWEET? And how excited are you for its release?


    About SWEET

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    Title & Series: SWEET (Contours of the Heart #3)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: April 27, 2015
    Formats: Paperback, eBook

    Description…

    He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
    She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

    He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
    She’s always been obedient; now she’s restless.

    Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

    And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:
    Sweet.

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    The Teaser

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    About Tammara Webber

    Tammara

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series – NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series – YA/NA).

    I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

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    Other Books in the Series

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    Title & Series: EASY (Contours of the Heart #1)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: November 6, 2012
    Publisher: Berkley
    Pages: 336
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Description…

    Rescued by a stranger.
    Haunted by a secret
    Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

    He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

    The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

    Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.

    A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

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    Title & Series: BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart #2)
    Author: Tammara Webber
    Release date: May 6, 2014
    Publisher: Berkley
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

    Description…

    He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
    And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

    As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

    All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

    As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

    AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | THE BOOK DEPOSITORY | GOODREADS

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