#COYER 2021 – Our Sign-up Post

#COYER 2021 – Our Sign-up Post

COYER 2021 is a supercharged COYER where reading books is important, but so is being a part of the wonderful COYER community. COYER 2021 – Our Sign-up It’s that time of the year again – when challenges abound, and we have to make some decisions about which ones we are going to participate in next year. COYER is definitely a no-brainer for us, as we’ve participated in every COYER challenge since the beginning. And we have found some truly wonderful blogger and bookish friends thanks to it. Of course, while originally the challenge is supposed to clean out your e-reader, we have added at least as many books as the ones we’ve read during prior challenges. This time around, the […]

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New Release Review ~ Taking on the Billionaire ~ Robin Covington

New Release Review ~ Taking on the Billionaire ~ Robin Covington

Taking on the Billionaire served as my introduction to RCovington and I’m thrilled to have met her as well as her MCs, Adam & Tess. RCovington delivered a compelling story with well-drawn characters that kept me engaged the their story. I’m eager for more and anxious over the few questions she left me with in the end. 😉 Highlights Characters Both Adam and Tess suffered traumatic experiences at young ages. Adam was wrongly removed from his family home, taken from his siblings and his Cherokee heritage. He ended up adopted by a wealthy family who clearly cared more for their image than their new son. Tess was abandoned by her mother and lost her father not much later. She was […]

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Review: Forever Wild – K.A. Tucker

Review: Forever Wild – K.A. Tucker

Forever Wild brought me back to Alaska, to Calla and Jonah and their merry bunch of family and neighbors. Forever Wild is the perfect Christmas novella in my opinion. Calla and Jonah had family visiting for Christmas. Jonah’s mom and stepdad were there from Norway, and Calla’s mom and stepdad came from Toronto to celebrate with them. Forever Wild has a lot of humor, but it also has complicated family relationships, the still beautiful romance, and all the intricacies of neighbors who have become a new family of sorts. I loved how Calla and Jonah’s relationship has evolved since The Simple Wild, especially because in this story, they trust each other fully. They also know they can count on each […]

Posted 1 December, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Review: Archangel’s Sun – Nalini Singh

Review: Archangel’s Sun – Nalini Singh

In Archangel’s Sun, an Archangel who is known for being strong, and an artist who is thought to be weak have to fight the reborn together to save the world. Archangel’s Sun in which Singh so totally did it again! I have loved her Guild Hunter series from the start, and even now, after all this time, it keeps getting better with each book! I mean, Brandee, my co-blogger (or blogger-wife) and I face-timed tonight, when I was at around 60% through the novel, and I kept telling her that Titus and Shari were screaming at me to hang up with her and keep up with their story 😉 Shari is the Hummingbird – Illium’s illustrious, artistic, but apparently broken […]

Posted 30 November, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments
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2021 New Release Challenge Sign-up

2021 New Release Challenge Sign-up

2021 New Release Challenge The 2021 New Release Challenge is a year-long challenge in which we aim to read books released in 2021.  Brandee and I are the sole hosts of the challenge, and we both hope many of you will sign up and participate!  There is one post on the top of our homepage for all review links for the year, where the link is open for books you read and review each quarter. I also want to say a big thank you to Michelle @ Limabean Designs for creating our beautiful logo!! In 2020, I read 75 books that counted for the New Release Challenge, and I don’t see why this should be any different for 2021. This is […]

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Review ~ Kindred – A Graphic Novel Adaptation ~ Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings

Review ~ Kindred – A Graphic Novel Adaptation ~ Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings

I read the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred at the request of my daughter, Berk. She read it at the beginning of her freshman year of college (2019) and was so moved by it she wanted to share. I was equally moved by it and I intend to read the novel now as well. The story told in Kindred – that of a black woman being continually pulled back in time to save her white ancestor – translated well as a graphic novel. The illustrations superbly conveyed the setting, mood, and emotion of the story and characters. I don’t feel qualified to discuss the finer details of a graphic novel since this is only the third one I’ve ever read […]

Posted 23 November, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Weekend Wrap-up #330 – Fall colors and weather

Weekend Wrap-up #330 – Fall colors and weather

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 #329 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: The Sunday Post #259 – 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 is the perfect opportunity […]

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Safe and Sexy – Love in Numbers by Scarlett Cole

Safe and Sexy – Love in Numbers by Scarlett Cole

Safe and Sexy: Love in Numbers Thinking of my romances and safe sex at the same time started when I wrote my 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 […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #329 – Back to the New Normal

Weekend Wrap-up #329 – Back to the New Normal

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 #328 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: The Sunday Post #258 – 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 is the perfect opportunity […]

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OctobeRec Fest Review #3 ~ The Immortal Coil ~ J. Armand

OctobeRec Fest Review #3 ~ The Immortal Coil ~ J. Armand

I can’t believe October flew by so quickly and I only got 4 books read! But OctobeRec Fest was successful in my opinion. I read some good books and got 4 books off my shelf. 😉 Be on the lookout for a blogger wife chat review soon of Carmilla – the 4th book I checked off my list. I didn’t quite finish The Immortal Coil before October ended but I was close. 😉 Kristen @ Metaphors & Moonlight turned me on to The Immortal Coil AND I happened to win a signed copy in a giveaway she held. Yay! Oh, and the beer pairing? Four Noses Pump Action Pumpkin Ale. Yum! For a large portion of the book, I was […]

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