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August’s New Releases, Part One

Come check out which early August titles we're excited for right now! Part two of our new release hype drops on the 15th!

Book Review

Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven

Dragon Unleashed

Dragon Unleashed is a lovely and tender romance between two people who often feel misunderstood by the world around them. Unfortunately, the rest of the details outside of the romance are depressing as all get out. It’s not a fun world to be in and as a result, I did frequent skimming during the chapters that didn’t focus on the hero and heroine. Before we get into it, I do want to answer the biggest … Continue reading Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven

Book Review

Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre

Bronze Gods

Bronze Gods is a steampunk mystery/urban fantasy by married couple Ann and Andre Aguirre (writing as A.A. Aguirre). I loved the world and the main characters, but I was disappointed by the mystery. The plot is very simple in essence but very complicated in detail. James Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko are inspectors with the Criminal Intelligence Division. They have to work together to stop a series of murders. They have been partners for three years, … Continue reading Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre

Links: Library Coolness, Cats, & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.

Hey hey! It’s Wednesday! And I had to double check that multiple times, as I’ve already spent most of this week mixing up my days. Chez Diehl is still puttering along. Linus’s Gotcha Day was yesterday and he spent it like most days: yowling at my roommate to pay attention to him and sprawling out in front of doorways. You can see a slideshow of my fluffy monster prince here. Let’s get into the links! … Continue reading Links: Library Coolness, Cats, & More

Romance Events Tomorrow & Saturday

If you missed my previous announcement, I’m posting a little reminder because these are all happening soon and I feel personally responsible for making sure they go well. Attendance is FREE and all you have to do is register for the event. Details are below! TOMORROW: Thursday, August 13th at 7pm ET Authors Jenny Holiday and Helena Hunting will be chatting about their latest releases. I’ll be there to intro them both and help with … Continue reading Romance Events Tomorrow & Saturday

Books On Sale

Ren Faires, a Thriller, & More

Books on Sale: A Good Duke is Hard to Find by Christina Britton & More

A Good Duke is Hard to Find by Christina Britton is $1.99! This is also part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals. This is the first book in the Isle of Synne series and I’m sure it’s pronounced “sin” but my mind went to “sine” and I, for one, will avoid an island of calculus. No thank you!

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Book Review

Breath of Magic by Teresa Medeiros

Breath of Magic

I thought it would be fun to check out an older romance that has been mentioned on the site and in comments for years but never had its own review. People, Breath of Magic, first published in 1996, is completely bonkers and while it has definitively not aged well, it has a certain dreamy charm. While I usually try not to recap the whole plot, buckle up, because this plot deserves some serious recapping. Spoilers … Continue reading Breath of Magic by Teresa Medeiros

Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Snooping Heroine Becomes Ship’s Prisoner

This request was sent in by Shona, who is trying to help a Goodreads member locate this book: I’m trying to help a fellow Goodreads member with their search for a historical romance. The heroine is most likely a spy for the government. The hero catches the heroine snooping, captures her, and she becomes a prisoner on his ship. As the journey progresses, they fall in love. There’s a scene where the heroine plays cards … Continue reading HaBO: Snooping Heroine Becomes Ship’s Prisoner

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HaBO: Bad Boy Loves Barry Manilow

This HaBO was sent in by Molly, who is looking for a YA series: A decade or so ago, I read a series of YA novels in which the main love interest was a bad boy, but he worked/volunteered at a senior citizens home and actually loved Barry Manilow. Specifically the song “Can’t Smile Without You”. I remember vaguely that maybe the titles had something to do with numbers? Like eight, nine, ten? And the … Continue reading HaBO: Bad Boy Loves Barry Manilow

SBTB Goodies In Your Inbox Every Day? Sign Up Here!

You are invited - Join the SBTB Daily Newsletter! At the bottom is a small international border envelope with a picture of the Ladies inside

We’ve been posting Books on Sale every day (thanks, Amanda!) gathering virtual events, and sharing our favorite books reviews and recommendations because we know you, like us, are looking for Things to Read! If you don’t want to miss a sale, a review, a discussion or an episode of Cover Snark, here’s what you can do: You can sign up for the SBTB Daily Digest – our once-a-day (hence: daily) newsletter that emails the newest content … Continue reading SBTB Goodies In Your Inbox Every Day? Sign Up Here!

Books On Sale

Retellings, Musicians, & More

Books on Sale: The Widow by Fiona Barton & More

The Widow by Fiona Barton is 99c! This is a thriller that Elyse really enjoyed! It earned an A grade as a Lightning Review:

I don’t want to say much more about this book because it will ruin it–that’s why I opted for a lightning review even though I could talk about the The Widow for hours. I want every reader to experience the delicious twists and turns this thriller offers.

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Cover Snark: Donner/Dinner Party

A woman is wearing a weird, silver mask and it looks like the title is The Donner Party

Hey, hey, it’s Cover Snark day! DPZ: For cover snark. Every single time I look at the title, I read it as The Donner Party…which is perhaps not the association you want in an erotica. (She also looks like she can’t breathe in that mask.) Sarah: I thought it said “Donner Party,” too. Tara: So is it the Donner Party meets Eyes Wide Shut? Maya: I’m sorry, I can’t help where my head is at, … Continue reading Cover Snark: Donner/Dinner Party

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