*Giveaway Winners Announced*

*Giveaway Winners Announced*

I bet y’all were wondering about who won. Am I right? Ha! Sorry it’s taken me so long to get around to notifying winners.  It’s been a busy start to 2019! Anyway, here are the entrants: The two winners of Rock F*ck Club #2 are: Kay Kazlowski – please send me your email address so I can send you the code for you free copy! Burma Turner –  please send me your email address so I can send you the code for you free copy!   And for the mystery box of books & swag, the winner is…… Michelle Parsons – I’ll get your box out to you ASAP!   Thanks to everyone for entering and for being loyal to […]

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Review: Be the Girl – K.A. Tucker

Review: Be the Girl – K.A. Tucker

I knew Be the Girl would break my heart! Bullying is such an ugly word. And now – with all kinds of social media, those who are bullied must feel like it never stops. Be the Girl is such an important story! And I have to say, Tucker managed to tell it with so much tenderness and tact, it was beautiful  – even when it was ugly! Aria moved across Canada with her mother to live with her great-uncle. And it was clear from the beginning of the story that there was trouble in her past. Big trouble. Coupled with a father who had a second family – and who left Aria and her mother behind without a backwards glance. […]

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Audio Review ~ Third Son’s a Charm ~ Shana Galen

Audio Review ~ Third Son’s a Charm ~ Shana Galen

Third Son’s a Charm served as my introduction to Shana Galen and what an intro it was! The main plot was well crafted and the characters, both main and secondary, were painstakingly fleshed out.  The underlying story of “The Survivors” was also deftly woven in adding complexity to Ewan and his comrades. All the characters were delightfully brought to life by the talented narrator, Victoria Aston. She was also new-to-me and I will seek out more from her. Highlights: Main Plot Lady Lorraine’s father fears someone unworthy stealing her heart to get to her dowry. He hires Ewan Mostyn to ensure no one, least of all Mostyn’s cousin who is pursuing Lorrie, manages to put her in a compromising position. Fortunately […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #261 – Back to Work

Weekend Wrap-up #261 – Back to Work

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 #261 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, Avon, and Edelweiss; Harlequin, Loveswept, and NetGalley; and KA Tucker! I have already read Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis, and I loved it! I think it’s my favorite Heartbraker’s […]

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Safe and Sexy #43 – Harder Than Words

Safe and Sexy #43 – Harder Than Words

Safe and Sexy #43 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 sex is […]

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Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #164 ~ Breaking Away

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #164 ~ Breaking Away

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 I 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 as if […]

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Review ~ 30 Days ~ K. Larsen

Review ~ 30 Days ~ K. Larsen

  First of all, I didn’t realize 30 Days wasn’t a standalone so when I got near the end and things weren’t wrapping up, I was a little disappointed. But then I’m gonna get more of Elle and Colin and that’s probably a good thing. 😉 I’m hooked. The premise is good and I like the characters. There is some unevenness at times but I liked that Larsen kept me guessing. I hope to get the second, and last, book read sooner than later. The gist of the story is that Elle is hiding, having escaped a very bad situation. She’s holed up in a place where she dreamed of living, seaside, and is trying to figure out what comes next. […]

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Release Day Review: Finding Alexei – Kendall Ryan

Release Day Review: Finding Alexei – Kendall Ryan

Finding Alexei reads as a modern-day fairytale, with a little bit of Pretty Woman mixed in. It’s a sweet romance, and I enjoyed getting to know Alexei and Ryleigh. Ryleigh works hard, and she works long hours – and now, she has to take care of her former room mate’s baby. Life is not good for her, and one night, leaving her work, Alexei defends her against one of the customers. The romance is rather slow burning, and I love that – especially because Alexei just wants to help. Of course, he is very rich, so it’s no difficulty for him to share his home and a little of his money with Ryleigh and the baby. However, I did find […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #260 – Welcome 2019

Weekend Wrap-up #260 – Welcome 2019

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 #260 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 KR Press LLC, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley! The following were free on kindle: The Sunday Post #210 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest […]

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2019 Challenge Updates

2019 Challenge Updates

2019 Challenge Updates 2019 Challenge Updates is a single page that updates automatically for all our new challenges. This makes it easier for us to make sure our challenges get updated. And it also makes it fairly easy to find everything we need if we want to sign up for a new challenge during the year. We have challenged ourselves to go for the New Release Pro for 2019. We just need to actually write all those reviews – not only read those books 😉 2019 New Release Challenge Books:   We are pretty excited about the 2019 Audiobook Challenge, we have both aimed rather high – we shall see if we will reach our goal 😉 2019 Audiobook Challenge […]

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