Welcome to Book Beat! Book Beat aims to highlight other books that we may hear about through friends, social media, or other sources. We could see a gorgeous ad! Or find a new-to-us author on a list of underrated romances! Think of Book Beat as Teen Beat or Tiger Beat, but for books. And no staples to open to get the fold-out poster.
The transcript for Podcast 423. Vampires and Spicy Blood with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton has been posted!
RECOMMENDED: Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton is $1.99! It’s part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals, which features some romance and Mira Grant. Carrie gave this one an A-, but warns it’s definitely not a romance. Definitely skim her review to see if this book is right for you:
This book broke my heart but it also made me so happy.
Today I’m talking with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton, authors, podcasters, and conversational ebullience personified. Zoraida co-edited a new anthology Vampires Never Get Old, and Dhonielle and Zoraida both have stories inside – so we discuss all things vampire. We talk about all the things they’re working on – and there are a LOT of things – and are very honest about business, ambition, needing sleep, podcasting, accountability, and the prospective titles of our autobiographies. … Continue reading 423. Vampires and Spicy Blood with Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton
RECOMMENDED: Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson is $2.99! This is a price-matched Kindle Daily Deal. Carrie loved this one and gave it an A:
I can’t emphasize enough how well this collection hits the sweet spot of fun (Quotes! Illustrations! Anecdotes! Humor!) and informative. I will be using this book as a resource frequently.
This suggestions comes from Rebecca in the comments of our Submit Your Rec League post: Heroes and heroines with unsexy jobs- e.g. administrators, accountants, city clerk. No lawyer/doctor/architect/owner of charming small business. HR professionals fall in love too! Carrie: Both the upcoming A Princess for Christmas and Get a Life, Chloe Brown have heroes who are apartment building supervisors/maintenance workers and the hero of Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a security worker at a … Continue reading The Rec League: “Unsexy Jobs”
Happy Wednesday! Where I live, fall is in the air! My windows are open, the boob sweat is gone, the fluffy blankets are out. I am in heaven, though I am sad iced coffee weather is gone. Well, you can drink iced coffee whenever you damn well want, but hot coffee is a small pleasure when the temps are colder. If you’re curious about which iced coffee/cold brew recipe I use, I use Pioneer Woman’s! … Continue reading Links: Sailor Moon, a Bit of Happiness, & More
Indigo by Beverly Jenkins is $2.99 at select vendors! This book was a previous Sizzling Book Club pick and is featured in our discussion on alpha heroes in historical romance. If you’ve been waiting to give Beverly Jenkins a try, a $2.99 sale price is a pretty darn good incentive! Any Indigo fans in the Bitchery?
The Virgin and the Rogue is the sequel to The Duke’s Stolen Bride, a book I enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately I had a few issues with this novel, in part because the hero and heroine don’t spend as much of the book together as I would expect, and also because I doubted the heroine’s ability to consent the first time she engages in sexual activity with the hero. Charlotte Langely has spent her entire life making … Continue reading The Virgin and the Rogue by Sophie Jordan
This HaBO is from Amy, who is looking for (what sounds like) an older contemporary, possibly category, romance: There isn’t very much that I remember of this book but it was one of the first romances that I read and I kept it hidden under my bed. The hero and heroine meet at a party at his house, and have sex in his basement where he makes jewelry. The hero’s mother is a B movie … Continue reading HaBO: Jewelry Sex Basement
If you’re new to Hide Your Wallet, this is where we list new releases we’re pretty excited for in the coming month. Each reviewer has a book maximum (five per person), but we’ve separated HYW into two parts. The first HYW of the month will cover books that release from the 1st to the 14th. The second HYW will cover books released from the 15th to the end of the month. We also think this … Continue reading September’s New Releases, Part Two