#BOOKISHBOX – November 2016

November #BookishBox is here! Our theme? BANNED BOOKS! EEK! This box has been my favorite so far!

We’ve got the standard Appraising Pages shirt with a lovely quote from Eleanor & Park (which I have  not read). But I love the message and this is a great addition to my shirt collection from them!

Ooooh another pouch! This one is from Out of Print and has some striking (hah pun intended) book titles covering the print. Its been aded to the book bag for use!

Appraising Page strikes again with this mason jar with the ultimate creed of any book lover: “READ MORE BOOKS”. I fit a mini fake candle in it but it could easily store ones or bookmarks or jewelry. Or you can use it as a drinking glass! Get creative!

Cherry Pit Crafts is back with A BUTTERBEER CHAPSTICK! With the release of Fantastic Beasts, I thought it fitting to include the original book alongside.

And finally: always my favorite….a Lexy Olivia bookmark! This gorgeous purple watercolor bookmark quotes this month’s theme.

Can’t wait to find out what December’s theme will be! Until next time….

XOXO Nalla

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WOMANIZER – Teaser Tuesday & review Announcement

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Callan is the last man standing, can Olivia be the one to make him fall….in love? 


29972128.jpg From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.

You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I’d go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.
Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn’t the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.

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katy_authorphoto-300x300 Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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#BOOKISHBOX – A Nightmare Before Christms

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There are objects so peculiar
They were not to be believed
All around, things to tantalize my brain
It’s a world unlike anything I’ve ever seen
And as hard as I try I can’t seem to describe
Like a most improbable dream
But you must believe when I tell you this
It’s as real as my skull and it does exist
Here, let me show you

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Oh do I love BookishBox’s one time boxes! I got the Nightmare Before Christmas box before it ran out and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about it! Let’s get to the goodies!

Cherry Pit Crafts again supplies a themed candle! Absolutely smells like NBC with balsam fir needles and sweet sugar cookies. The perfect mix of Jack and Sally. Evie Seo takes my breath away with this adorable mug of Jack and Sally as well!

“We’re simply meant to be.”

Apprasing Pages provides the cutest Jack Skellington ornament sure to compliment any halloween themed christmas tree. And Nerdy Girl Designs has a disturbingly cute Oogie Boogie magnetic bookmark!

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And the usual staple for any BookishBox: a themed tee! This one another quote: “Just because I cannot see it doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!”

As any other 90s child I’ve loved The Nightmare Before Christmas for a long time and this box held just the right level of creepy cute to add to my bookish collection. Stay tuned for the next book box review!

XOXO Nalla

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OUT OF BOUNDS – A Lauren Blakely Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway

From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a sexy new standalone sports romance…

OUT OF BOUNDS!

Ready to be swept off your feet? Meet the witty, sexy, dirty-talking quarterback Drew in OUT OF BOUNDS! Grab your copy today!

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“Out of Bounds smolders with heat, desire, and wicked swoon-worthy excitement!”

~Beneath the Covers Book Blog


“So much passion and intensity that you wouldn’t expect in a sports romance, but once again, Lauren Blakely BRINGS IT”

~Shayna Renee Spicy Reads

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The first rule of football–don’t screw with a streak.

My career is finally looking up, and I’m leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday. No way will I mess with that. But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I’ve ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough.

But it’s not. And now I can’t get her out of my mind. Even when I’m playing. Even when I need to focus. Even when I’m on the hottest streak of my life.

And it turns out, she’s not just some random woman I met. She works for the team. My team.

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I only have one goal this season–do my part as the team’s lawyer to keep them out of trouble. Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field. There’s no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player . . . even if he’s the quarterback.

Right?

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The perfect mix of sexiness, laughter, and sweetness.”

~Two Book Pushers

 

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 EXCERPT:

“Be on your best behavior, Drew,” he says, a teasing tone in his voice.

“I always am,” I reply, and the fact is, that’s true. Clean-cut is my nickname.

“And text if you’re done early.”

“If I’m done early, I’m having a date with my mattress.”

He groans. “You are the definition of no fun.”

I grin. “That’s me. That’s why Qwench wants me now. Because I know how to get a good night’s sleep and stay out of the line of fire.”

When I hang up, I step out of the car, hand the keys to the valet, and thank him. Then I head inside, where Stuart greets me in the room reserved for the event, claps me on the back, and introduces me to several people. A photographer snaps shots the whole time, and I play the role that’s hardly a role—the outgoing, non-trouble-making, peace-loving quarterback who doesn’t throw punches or raise fists, like others before me have.

Don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, don’t have unprotected sex, and I also don’t speed. Squeaky clean indeed. Not even a traffic ticket on the record, and certainly no knocked-up teenyboppers with mini Drews baking in their bellies.

Stuart introduces me to the red-haired, freckle-faced guy who heads up this charity. “And this is Drew Erickson. He’s our new starter. We’re thrilled to have him on the team, especially since he’s already active with many wonderful charitable endeavors,” Stuart says to the ginger-haired guy.

We exchange small talk for a few minutes, then Stuart drops a hand on my shoulder and tells me there’s someone else he wants me to meet. “I’d love to introduce you to a sharp-as-a-tack woman who makes sure I don’t fumble,” he says, then winks in case I didn’t realize he was making a joke.

I smile to let him know I got it—fumbling humor and all—then my smile turns into a ruler-straight line when I turn on my heels and see my surfer angel.

Holy shit. She’s hot as sin in a red skirt, white blouse, and black heels. She holds a drink. Her blond hair is twisted on her head. Damn. The smoking-hot look is almost enough to make me forget she blew me off. My dick, the traitorous bastard, has already come down with amnesia. The fucker wants her.

“This is Dani Paige. She’s an attorney for the team,” he says, and I attempt to school my expression as I come face-to-face with the woman who ditched me.

And all I want to do is toss her on my shoulder, stalk to the bathroom, slam the door, and ask her why the fuck she didn’t call. Then when she tells me it was because she was too busy getting off to thoughts of me, I’d kiss the hell out of her until she melted in my arms and begged me to take her. I’d happily oblige. Hoist her up, hook her legs around my hips, and fuck her against the wall until she comes harder than she ever has before.

Instead, I shake her free hand. “Pleasure to meet you.” Then I whisper, just for her. “Jaws.”


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 About Lauren Blakely:

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Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US over three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1.5 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With twelve New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone hit romances like BIG ROCK, MISTER O, WELL HUNG, and THE SEXY ONE which were all instant New York Times Bestsellers. In January she’ll release FULL PACKAGE, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter.

 

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BAD NEIGHBOR – A Molly O’Keefe Review

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M OKEEFE IS AT IT AGAIN! ONE OF MY HOTTEST READS ALL YEAR!!

Welcome to Shady Oaks; where people come to disappear. Except when your next door neighbor is a disturbingly scary-hot and seems to be intent on tempting you into the dark side…it gets a lot harder to be invisible.

Charlotte needed to disappear after her sister’s crazy antics go a bit beyond the party girl norm. Next door is one Jesse Herrera; a mouth watering brute that can’t seem to keep his eyes or hands off good girl Charlotte.

O’Keefe hooked me with one push of a futon and sunk me before the end of chapter 2.

If I thought Max and Joan from Burn Down the Night were sexy..my GODS is Jesse at the top of the Scollville scale. Jaw dropingly honest and commanding to Charlotte’s slowly blossoming secret side; Jesse defines a whole new era of bad boy.

Different from the last book I read from O’Keefe, the relationship between Charlotte and Jesse seems, oddly, healthier. They build each other up in a roundabout way. Occasionally they outright tell the other they deserve more or deserve better but neither believe it is themselves. I loved getting to see Jesse’s point of view and how he seemed so much more sensitive to Charlotte than he acted.

I devoured this book in one day and cannot WAIT for more! Check out the synopsis below and order you copy now! Trust me…you won’t regret it!

BAD NEIGHBOR IS OUT NOVEMBER 21ST!

XOXO Nalla


bad-neighbor-by-m-okeefe-300 I gave up everything to save my sister from a monster, and now I’m lying low in this rundown apartment so I can stay out of danger. Hiding from everyone.

Except for the guy in apartment 1A.

He’s rude. Silent. Muscled, mysterious, and hot as hell. I don’t know if he likes me or hates me, but the more time I spend with him, the less it matters.

I want him.

And for the first time in my life I’m going to go after what I want.

She doesn’t belong in my world.

From the second 1B moves in, I know she’s keeping secrets. She doesn’t belong here, much less with a street fighter like me.

But that doesn’t stop me from craving her. Her softness and sweetness. She’s a drug, and suddenly I’m addicted.

I know someone is going to try and hurt her and I can’t let that happen. But unless I push her away and get her out of my world, that someone could be me…

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CONNECT WITH MOLLY O’KEEFE…

mollyokeefe1 Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.

She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.

Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.

Dishing It Out, her last Harlequin Flipside won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for best Flipside in 2005.

Her Superromance Baby Makes Three won the RT Reviewer’s Choice for best Superromance in 2006.  L-length Her novella, “The Christmas Eve Promise” in The Night Before Christmas won the RITA in 2009. And her full length contemporary romance CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE won the RITA in 2013.

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