Safe & Sexy #51 ~ Tattered

Safe & Sexy #51 ~ Tattered

Safe and Sexy Thinking of my romances and safe sex at the same time started when Lexxie wrote her discussion post with the same name a long time ago! Not too long after, the idea of sharing quotes about that ensured that the feature Safe and Sexy was born. It’s where I will share a quote from a story I have read, and where there is a lot of hotness and sexiness, but where they still take the time to be safe! It’s important to me to read books that make me dream, but I also want them to be somewhat realistic. And to me, characters seem realistic when they take care of themselves and their partner(s)! Safe sex is […]

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Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #173 ~ Pretty Thing

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #173 ~ Pretty Thing

  Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted here at (un)Conventional Bookworms. So many of the books we read have food or drinks in them, some we’d love to try, and others we’d never ever want to taste… and we thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes…  If you want to participate, you can grab our logo if you’d like, or you can make your own, but please link back to us in your own post. The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well […]

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Review: Delicate Ink – Carrie Ann Ryan

Review: Delicate Ink – Carrie Ann Ryan

Delicate Ink was my first ever Carrie Ann Ryan book, and I will definitely read more by her! Sierra and Austin were both great characters to get to know. And I loved Austin’s huge… family 😉 Story and Characters: Set in Denver, Colorado, Delicate Ink started off pretty strong, and only got stronger as the story went on. I loved Austin, because he had had enough time to reflect on what more he needed in life in order to be happy. Enter Sierra, whom Austin really didn’t plan on liking, and sparks were flying. Because of what happened in her past, Sierra was not very open about herself. She needed to stay off the radar, and she did that fairly […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Tattered ~ Devney Perry

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Tattered ~ Devney Perry

Tattered was a book I chose for Lex and I to read because Devney Perry was attending RAREParis. It’s a book I’m not sure I can adequately do justice to in a review so I’m thankful we’re chatting about it. 😉 I agree! So nice to discover this amazing author – and I’m so happy we co-read, too!   You know I’m a sucker for second chance romances, wifey and the second chance Thea and Logan get is a whopper! 😉 I loved everything about the initial meeting between them to have those set of rules ended up not working for them. For several reasons. But timing wasn’t on their side. Until Logan walks into Thea’s bar in Montana! How […]

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Blogger Wife Chat Review: Pretty Thing – J. A. Huss

Blogger Wife Chat Review: Pretty Thing – J. A. Huss

Pretty Thing is not typical JA Huss in that there isn’t any real mind-twisting or conspiracy theorizing or nail-biting suspense. However, it was a solid and sweet story. I agree, it was very different, and also very sweet… Since I didn’t expect sweet, I had a little bit of difficulty entering the story at first, even.   I know we both felt a little “lost” in Pretty Thing, wifey, because it wasn’t exactly what we’ve come to expect from Huss. I admit to trying to “figure it out” early on since that’s what I’m typically doing when I read her but I wasn’t disappointed that those elements weren’t there. The story worked as it is, I think. Were you disappointed? […]

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RARE Paris We Had All the Fun!

RARE Paris We Had All the Fun!

RARE Paris: In the picture above are all the books I brought with me to RARE, they are now all signed, and I love to have them on my shelves now. I only got one extra book to take back home from RARE with me – Hidden by Rebecca Zanetti. As I said before we left for Paris, Denise, Brandee and I all volunteered during the signing. This meant that we got an Early Entry pass, and had time to meet and chat with the authors we wanted to see before the General Admission ticket holders entered the room. That happened a little earlier than planned, though, because of a miscommunication, but we still got to see every author we […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #273 – Back Home Again

Weekend Wrap-up #273 – Back Home Again

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #273 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week: Thank you to the authors, publishers, NetGalley and Edelweiss! I got The Edge series by Ilona Andrews because Gordon said that series is his favorite… and I haven’t read it yet, so […]

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This and that…

This and that…

This and That… This picture was taken almost two weeks ago, it’s of Brandee, me, and Denise, we’re up on a mountain just outside of the city of Geneva – and we can see the whole city plus the lake form there. We also watched some guys jump off with their para-gliders. It was a fantastic day! It was a fantastic time overall to have them here – truly. Brandee and Denise left Europe on Wednesday, and they were supposed to be back home in Denver that same day. However, the weather did not permit that, as Denver had a pretty bad snowstorm, and their flight form London was cancelled… They’re currently in Dallas, and won’t be all the way […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #272 – #Rare19Paris

Weekend Wrap-up #272 – #Rare19Paris

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #272 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week: Thank you, Tantor Media! The Sunday Post #212 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It […]

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Up Close & (un)Conventional Bookish Babble #2

Up Close & (un)Conventional Bookish Babble #2

Up Close and (un)Conventional Bookish Babble Welcome to another Up Close and (un)Conventional Bookish Babble. This is where we discuss whatever we feel like. It can be something about books or the bookish community, or it can be about something else entirely! I was recently thinking about how I got into blogging. It actually started when I discovered the blogs of my favorite authors. I religiously followed the blogs of authors like Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Rachel Vincent, and Maggie Stiefvater. (Can you tell what genre I read at that time?!?) And then I read a book that was life-altering for me… The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. That book is the reason I turned my passion for books and […]

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