Top Ten Tuesday (17): Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, here’s my… 

 

Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read…

 

Cinder
Marissa Meyer. In my defense, I already bought a paperback of Cinder. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten around to starting it yet.

 

the fault in our starsJohn Green. The Fault in Our Stars so I have this one literally on my shelf. I’m hoping to start this soon, possibly before the movie comes out.

 

it felt like a kiss

Sarra Manning. I’ve heard a lot of good things about her books but I wasn’t really compelled to read any of her books. Until, It Felt Like A Kiss, that is.

 

magic bites
Ilona Andrews. There have been a lot of great reviews about her Kate Daniels series. Bad-ass heroine? Count me in. 

 

grave mercy
Robin LaFevers. Okay, I have no defense for missing out on this one. I’ve liked the book summary of the first book and have gotten an eBook copy but for some reason I haven’t read it yet.

 

 

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Review: HOT AND BOTHERED by Kate Meader

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Book Info:

Title: Hot and Bothered
Author: Kate Meader
Series: Hot in the Kitchen #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Source: eARC from the publisher via NetGalley

Book Blurb:

A Fire They Can’t Put Out . . .

Although her baby boy keeps her plate full, Jules Kilroy is ready to take her love life off the back burner. Despite a bevy of eligible bachelors, it’s her best friend, Taddeo DeLuca, who’s fueling her hormones with generous servings of his mouth-watering Italian sexiness. But Jules learned her lesson once before when she went in for a kiss, only to have Tad reject her. She’s vowed never to blur the lines again . . .

After a lifetime of excuses and false starts, Tad has finally opened a wine bar, a deal made even sweeter when Jules joins his staff. Lovers come and go, and he’s had his share, but friendships like theirs last forever. Still, ever since he tasted her luscious lips, he can’t stop fantasizing about what could be. Then she signs up for an online dating site—and the thought ofhis Jules with another man makes Tad’s blood boil. Even if he gets burned, Tad can’t stop himself from turning up the heat this time.

 

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Cover Reveal: BEAUTY AND THE BIKER by Beth Ciotta

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Book Info:

Title: Beauty and the Biker
Author: Beth Ciotta
Series: Impossible Dream Book One
Release Date: Fall 2014

Book Blurb:

Coming this fall from Beth Ciotta (author of the Cupcake Lovers), a new contemporary series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit!

Five long-time girlfriends—known as The Inseparables—find themselves in their thirties and battling disillusion. Tangled up in real-life troubles and stifled aspirations, they’re ready to ditch their deepest desires .. until they stumble upon the peculiar matchmaking company, “Impossible Dream,” where they each find the rare opportunity to make seemingly impossible dreams come true.

A series of modern-day fairytales beginning with . . . Beauty & the Biker

PRINCE CHARMING IS OUT THERE. SOMEWHERE.

Miracles happen every day. Even in Nowhere, Nebraska. That’s Bella Mooney’s philosophy and she’s sticking to it! A children’s librarian who writes fairy tales on the side, Bella has earned the reputation of fanciful Pollyanna. No surprise that she applied for her “ideal man” via ImpossibleDream.com, an Internet company designed to make dreams come true. However, even whimsical Bella has real-life issues, forcing her to take drastic actions in order to spin her dad’s life (and in turn her own) for the better. As fate draws her into the troubling world of her new neighbor—a cynical biker with a scarred soul and checkered past—Bella finds herself falling for the most unlikely man, twisting her perceptions of true love and testing her faith in dreams.

FATE LANDED HIM IN NOWHERE.  

Expect nothing. Anticipate the worst. As a detective with the Chicago Police Department, Joe Savage witnessed heinous crimes and acts of cruelty on a daily basis, obliterating his faith in humanity. When a personal vendetta cost him his job and a quirky inheritance offered escape, Joe packed it in and steered his Harley toward a small town bordering Tornado Alley and the Twilight Zone. Where better to lose himself than Nowhere? Resigned to a dark and lonely existence, Joe’s life is suddenly shoved into the sunshine when his eccentric neighbor offers him a chance he can’t refuse, especially after her kiss of hope rekindles his dead heart. Inspired and challenged by Bella’s infectious optimism, Joe dares to make the impossible come true.

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