Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lusting for Covers (296)

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

To view complete instructions on how to participate, as well as grab the HTML code for the graphic, see this page first!

Once you are ready to join the fun,

please fill out Mister Linky below with

your name/blog name and the direct

link to your Lusting for Covers for this


Here's my candidate for the week:

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Whatcha Reading? (61)

A new Saturday post where you can share with us what you are currently (or just finished) reading and I will share my brief thoughts on books that I read during the previous week.

Friday, August 26, 2016

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-In


A new year, new goals. And this year I'm participating in FitReaders to help get in shape. 

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About. Interested in joining? Find out more HERE

Heading into Fall

Hey everyone!

Just a quick heads up that Monday marks the start of fall term for me. Which means the blog may be a bit more on the empty side for the next few months.

I'll still have posts up, but it depends on what I can schedule ahead of time. I do have a full list of review books sitting on my Kindle, but it will ultimately depend upon my class schedule and load as to whether I'll be reviewing all of them on the blog. As always, I'll try my best, but no promises!

At the very least you can always count on there being a Lusting for Covers post up on Sunday, and a Whatcha Reading? on Saturday -- though my reading may be more textbook and lit than fun romance stuff for a bit. *sigh*

I'll still be around, either through email or blog comments. And you can bet I'll still be on social media, especially Twitter. Probably more than I should, but I just can't stay away from it, even when I'm super busy. In a crazy way, it really does help to keep me sane and connected.

And I will most definitely still be posting man candy -- aka, #SexyTuesday -- every Tuesday on my FB, Twitter, and Tumblr pages. A girl has to have her priorities after all! :) Note: The same pics go up on all three accounts, so follow whichever account works best for you.

Off topic, but speaking of Tumblr, I did start a second Tumblr blog. This new blog is devoted entirely to NSFW pics and gifs. And when I say NSFW, I mean it. You've been warned! But if NSFW goodies are your thing, you can follow TBQ After Dark for all your dirty needs. ;) Right now I'm scheduling four posts every night, with a mix of both M/F and M/M.

If you're not interested in seeing that kind of content on your dashboard, no worries! My original Tumblr page is still up and will be updated regularly with SFW pics and gifs of men and couples, funny/random things I like, bookish posts, and relatable quotes. Like always. :)

This is my last semester for my bachelor's degree, so there's that bit of good news at least. I can't say I'm excited about classes starting, or even getting my degree, but this is not the place for a My Life is Going Nowhere crisis. :P

As always, thank you all for visiting and supporting the blog, through both the busy months and the slow ones. You all rock!


Until Next Time,
  *TBQ's Book Palace is a member of both the Amazon and Barnes and Nobles affiliates program. By using the links provided to buy products from either website, I receive a very small percentage of the order. To read my full disclosure on the matter, please see this post!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August's Royal Picks + Giveaway!

Every month we will highlight our favorite reads -- Royal Picks!

Any reviews that are Royal Picks will be labeled as such, with our stamp of approval on the cover as well. 

Then, the last Thursday of each month, I'll do a round-up post with all of our picks (both the ones reviewed and the ones that we simple read and gave a high rating to). 

The best part? Each month I'll offer TWO lucky winners their choice of one of our Royal Picks!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

[Pat's ARC Review]: "The Darkest Link"

The Darkest Link by Scarlett Cole
Publisher: Swerve (August 30, 2016)
Series: Second Circle Tattoos, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When her car breaks down off the side of a lonely highway far from her sunny Miami home, tattoo artist Lia never expected her very own white knight to ride up on the back of a barely street-legal motorcycle...and she never expected to fall for her dark savior. After a string of failed relationships and a bruised heart, Lia is not looking for forever, and the hot mechanic, with his sexy scruff and shaggy hair, is simply impossible to resist and the perfect candidate for mind-blowingly-perfect, no-strings-attached one night stand.

Reid left his life in Chicago far behind him and hasn't been back, but he's never been able to escape the guilt he feels about his own painful role in inviting a monster into his baby sister's life. A monster who almost destroyed her. Being with Lia is an unexpected gift, one he doesn't feel he deserves, and their one night together has him wanting more than he should. Especially since she doesn't know the truth about his past. However, when he finds Lia’s bracelet in his bed, he has the perfect excuse to drive down and surprise her at her tattoo studio, Second Circle Tattoos, in Miami. He's in for an even bigger shock - and a fist to the face - when his past and present collide in the humid Miami weather when he runs into the last person he’d ever expect to see in a tattoo studio: Harper, the sister he betrayed, and the last link to his former life.

Where to Buy*:
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Reviews of Cole's Previous Novels:

The Strongest Steel (#1) -- Kame
The Fractured Heart (#2) -- Pat
The Purest Hook (#3) -- Pat

Pat's Review:

Monday, August 22, 2016

[ARC Review]: "Meant to Be Mine"

Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry
Publisher: Forever (August 30, 2016)
Series: Guilty Pleasures, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Loving him was hard. Wanting him was so damn easy . . .

Sofia Mercer may have been sick as a teen, but she’s no delicate flower. And she’s proven it by making it on her own and starting a new life away from the town that turned against her, away from the boy who broke her already fragile heart. But when her aunt Luz dies unexpectedly, leaving Sofia with a mountain of regrets and the keys to a quirky boutique, Sofia has no choice but to return to Cape Cod. Only, this new life in her old town comes with complications.

Burke Wolf was Sofia’s first love—a relationship that burned bright and went up in flames. Seeing him again, Sofia can’t help but get caught up in that all-too-familiar tornado of passion and pain. He’s battled his own demons—that much is clear. But Sofia can’t afford to be careless with her heart . . . and loving Burke again might just break it completely. 

Where to Buy*:
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My Review:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekly Recap (133)

Every Sunday afternoon, I will post a "Weekly Recap" of everything that went up on the blog in the previous week. Reviews, guest posts giveaway, etc. This will provide quick access to anything you may have missed. I hope you enjoy!

August 15th - 21st: