ARC Review: New Orleans Rush – Kelly Siskind

ARC Review: New Orleans Rush – Kelly Siskind

New Orleans Rush is a story about magic, trust, love, and perseverance. I enjoyed getting to know Huxley and Beatrice, as well as Huxley’s brothers Fox and Axel… Story and Characters: New Orleans Rush is about new beginnings. Letting go of the past. Through magic, art, and love. I enjoyed my first read by Siskind very much, and am very happy I got the chance to read an ARC of this story! Beatrice had been down on her luck for quite a while, but she never let go of her bubbly, happy personality. Huxley had also been down on his luck, but he rather closed himself off, dealt with is problems alone, and acted rather surly. When the happy girl […]

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Review ~ At Any Price ~ Brenna Aubrey #RAREParis

Review ~ At Any Price ~ Brenna Aubrey #RAREParis

At Any Price took on a trope that’s not a favorite of mine – a girl selling her virginity – but put an interesting spin on it. Then BAubrey created a cast of characters I enjoyed and invested in as well as delivered a story with a romance that was entertaining. Mia is a student, hoping to go to medical school, but needing some extra funding. To make ends meet, she works at a hospital but she’s also a blogger. She reviews games – one game in particular – on her blog and makes money from ads. So in her spare time, she’s a gamer. I liked Mia although she frustrated me at times. She’s a girl who lives by […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #274 – Spring Break

Weekend Wrap-up #274 – Spring Break

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 #274 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 Algonquin Young Readers, Gallery Books, and Edelweiss; MIRA Books, and NetGalley; and Lisa Renée Jones! Thank you Tantor Media! The Sunday Post #214 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, […]

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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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