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Sarina Bowen Shares Big News: A Weekly Serial for Subscribers!

Posted March 8, 2018 by Rowena in Promotions | 2 Comments

Sarina Bowen announced a few weeks ago that she had a nice surprise for us, for the month of March and I have been on pins and needles wonder who was getting their story told next. Holly and I had our theories and well, we were wrong. Ha! Today, she made the announcement and we’re thrilled to share that news with you guys.

We’re getting Pepe’s book from her Ivy Years series and I’m super excited about that! Check out his abtastic cover…isn’t he dreamy?

Studly Period by Sarina Bowen

Series: Ivy Years #6
Serial Publisher: Sarina Bowen
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

She’s a brilliant writing tutor. Too bad she’s tongue-tied every time he sits down in front of her…

There are 1016 people in the freshman class at Harkness College. I can’t be the only socially awkward nerd girl virgin among them. Right?

It’s time I learn to talk to guys without blushing and stammering. So I take a confidence-building job at the student tutoring center. Twelve bucks an hour, plus human interaction. What could go wrong?

A fun-loving French Canadian hockey hunk, that’s what.

When Pepe St. George sits down at my tutoring table, my brain shuts off and my mouth goes right into hyperdrive. Even the sound of my name on his lips—Josephine—gives me a mini orgasm.

I want to hand him my V-card. But all I manage to hand him is…my thesaurus. And my dignity. All seems lost, until I hatch a plan to get him alone…

A brand new serial delivered straight to your email inbox. I love when authors do this. Jen Frederick did this before and Fridays were my favorite day and more recently, Ilona Andrews is doing this for Maud from her Innkeeper Chronicles series and I am here for it all. So when Sarina Bowen, one of my top authors, announced that she’d be doing the same thing, I was overjoyed.

This was me when I found out:

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How this Works

Beginning on Tuesday, March 20th, you will get one chapter each week, straight to your email inbox! Anyone who signs up midstream will immediately receive links to previous chapters. No reader will be left behind!

Come March 20th, I’ll be like…

Excerpt

“Bonjour.” The deep voice—from right above me—startles me so badly that I jump. My phone goes clattering to the desktop as I whip my chin upward to see whomever snuck up on me.

“Désolé!” he says. “I should come back later?”

“No,” I say, fumbling my phone back into my bag. “Please sit down.”

My heart is banging against my ribs, and not only because he startled me. If possible, I’m even more awkward with men than with women. It’s worse if they’re attractive.

And this guy? Very attractive. Wow. He has a wide, handsome face and coal-dark eyes ringed by impressively thick lashes, and a broad face. Broad shoulders.

Broad everything. Wow. He must eat a lot of protein. And now I’m staring as he arranges himself in the chair opposite me and draws out a folder. He’s really handsome. One of the BPs, for sure.

I can’t stop staring. There’s something rugged about him that’s hard to describe. There’s color in his cheeks—at least the part that’s not covered with dark scruff. And his biceps bulge from the sleeves of his T-shirt. He reminds me of a superhero going incognito, concealing his identity among the ordinary college students.

Though the muscles can probably be explained by the logo on his T-shirt—Harkness Hockey.

It’s always the jocks who need tutoring. I swear. Nadia I have a disagreement about this. She says that jocks are used to coaching, and thus accept tutoring help more readily than the general population.

“I think they’re just not as smart,” I always tell her.

She just shakes her head. “You say that, but you’re still intimidated by them. So which is it?”

Indeed.

“How can I help you,” I whisper up at this handsome giant.

He frowns, and then folds massive hands onto the desk between us. “Excusez-moi?”

People always tell me my voice is soft. That I’m hard to hear. He must agree, because he leans forward, those big, dark eyes blinking in close proximity. It doesn’t help the knee-knocking, teeth-rattling nerves that overtake me whenever a beautiful man looks at me.

Get a grip, Josie. “How can I help you today,” I ask carefully.

“Bon. I have the paper due for English. And my English is not so excellent. So I hope you will help me find all the places I fuck it up. I bring it…” He opens a folder and rifles through some papers.

For a long moment I just blink at him. “Your English…” Did he just say that he didn’t speak the language?

“When I come to Harkness last year? I don’t speak much English at all,” he says, dropping a rough draft of an essay on the table between us. “Please help me find zhe places where I fuck up the grammar.”

His honesty has stunned me. The Harkness students I’ve met so far would never admit to any kind of weakness. In fact, they tell me that most students wait until their grades are in jeopardy to find the tutoring center at all.

And I don’t blame them. Struggling? That’s shameful. Harkness is a top-notch school where everyone worships at the alter of intellectual exceptionalism. With an admissions rate that hovered around nine percent, having a big brain is the only way to get in.

Or at least I thought it was. Every year, something like a thousand valedictorians get rejections from Harkness. Who would dream of implying that he isn’t as qualified as the next student?

This guy.

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Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont’s Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

In 2016, Sarina became a Rita Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.


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Weekly Wrap Up: January 29 – February 4, 2018

Posted February 4, 2018 by Rowena in Features, Promotions | 1 Comment

What We Reviewed

Tracy’s review of A Devil in Scotland (No Ordinary Hero #3) by Suzanne Enoch | 4 out of 5
Holly’s review of Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled (Whiskey Sharp #1) by Lauren Dane | 3.5 out of 5
Tracy’s review of Baby I’m Howling for You (Alphaville #1) by Christine Warren | 3 out of 5
Tracy’s review of A Scandal by Any Other Name (A Tale of Two Sisters #2) by Kimberly Bell | 1 out of 5
Casee’s retro-review of Memories of Us (Hearts of the South #5) by Linda Winfree | 4.5 out of 5
Tracy’s review of #starstruck by Sariah Wilson | 4 out of 5

What We Posted

Books to Binge On: February 2018
Monthly Reads: January 2018
What Are You Reading? (+ Historical Giveaway)
WTF Cover Saturday (246)
Sunday Spotlight: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Book News

Emma Chase dropped a cover reveal for a book that I didn’t even know she was writing but…I’m hella excited for it because it looks like just my kind of book. Check it out.

Weekly Wrap Up: January 29 – February 4, 2018Getting Schooled by Emma Chase
Published by Self-Published, Emma Chase
Publication Date: June 26th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The newest novel from New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase.

Head of the class...

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.

The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy — he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.

Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

And knocks him right on his tight end zone.

Back to school...

Callie has a pretty sweet life herself...on the other side of the country. But circumstances — that she'd prefer to never speak of again — have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.

Now she's facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore...and that's just the teachers.

Just like old times...

When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance - and then has to stop herself from jumping him.

Good friends are all they can ever be.

Or...these teachers just might end up getting schooled — by love.

Yeah, this sounds like my cup of tea so I’m going to be all over this one, once it comes out. Seeing this in her newsletter this week was like waking up on Christmas morning and getting the one thing that your parents told you, you weren’t getting. What a delightful treat and I’m really digging that cover. What a hottie!

Weekly Wrap Up: January 29 – February 4, 2018The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2) by Tessa Dare
Series: Girl Meets Duke #2
Also in this series: The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1), The Duchess Deal
Published by Harper Collins, Avon
Publication Date: August 28th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
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He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson

The accidental governess.

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart... without risking her own.

The infamous rake.

Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling... and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

Ooh, another Tessa Dare release. I adored the first book in this series so I’m really looking forward to digging into this one. The cover is super cute even if the guy on the cover looks more appropriate for a contemporary romance with that hair cut…still, the way that they’re looking at each other? Hot!

Current Giveaways

Monthly Reads: January 2018

What Are You Reading? (+ Historical Giveaway)

Sunday Spotlight: February 2018

Giveaway Winners

We have some winners to announce this week! Congratulations to the following…

What Are You Reading? (+ Contemporary Giveaway)

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Sunday Spotlight: January 2018

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Monthly Reads: December 2017

Carissa
Katey
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Winners: An email will be sent to you shortly. Please let us know where you would like us to send your prize. You have two weeks to get back to us before we choose another winner. Check back on Sundays to see if you’re a winner in one of our giveaways.

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that you’d like to share? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.


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Weekly Wrap Up: January 22 – January 28, 2018

Posted January 28, 2018 by Rowena in Features, Giveaway Winners | 2 Comments

What We Reviewed

Holly’s review of Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink #1) by Christine Feehan | 3 out of 5
Rowena’s review of About that Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
Tracy’s review of The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke | 4 out of 5
Tracy’s review of Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Seasons #1) by Lorraine Heath | 5 out of 5
Holly’s throwback review of Heart of Steel (The Iron Seas #2) by Meljean Brook | 5 out of 5
Tracy’s review of About that Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5

What We Posted

Release Day Spotlight: About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis
What Are You Reading? (+ Contemporary Giveaway)
WTF Cover Saturday (245)
Sunday Spotlight: Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book News

We have some cover reveals that dropped this week that we’re pretty stoked about and are sharing them here for those of you interested in that kind of thing. We have two cover reveals that dropped this week, All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover and Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen and both got some squees from us here at Book Binge.

Check it out.

Weekly Wrap Up: January 22 – January 28, 2018All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Published by Atria Books
Publication Date: July 17th 2018
Pages: 320
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us--whose writing is "emotionally wrenching and utterly original" (Sarah Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)--delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Colleen Hoover books always bring out my emotions. All of them. When I read her books I’m either pissed to high heaven or I’m swooning over the swoonworthy hero or I’m sobbing like a baby because I just can’t even deal but whenever I finish a book, I’m always saying that this is it. No more Colleen Hoover for me because I just can’t…but I always lie because with the next release, I’m chomping at the bit to own it, to devour it and to end up loving the hell out of it.

This cover doesn’t really do much for me. It’s pretty simple but I can dig that. It’s not ugly.

Weekly Wrap Up: January 22 – January 28, 2018Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4) by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #4
Also in this series: Rookie Move, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2), Pipe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #3), Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4)
Published by Rennie Road Books
Publication Date: February 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A sexy new standalone from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.

You'd think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You'd be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don't know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It's what friends do. But what friends don't do is rip off each others' clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she's avoiding me. She says we're too different, and it can never happen again. So why can't we keep our hands off each other?

Nate and Becca’s book finally has a cover and if you ask me, I love it. Holly isn’t that thrilled about it but I think Nate is hot and I’m all kinds of excited to finally get their story. I feel like we’ve been waiting forever for this story even though it’s only three books…but yippy skippy, we’re so close to getting to know Nate and Becca up close and personally. Woot!

Current Giveaways

Sunday Spotlight: January 2018

Monthly Reads: December 2017

What are You Reading? (+ Contemporary Giveaway)

Giveaway Winners

We have some winners to announce this week! Congratulations to the following…

What are You Reading? (+ Paranormal Giveaway)

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Winners: An email will be sent to you shortly. Please let us know where you would like us to send your prize. You have two weeks to get back to us before we choose another winner. Check back on Sundays to see if you’re a winner in one of our giveaways.

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that you’d like to share? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.


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Weekly Wrap Up: October 2 – October 8, 2017

Posted October 8, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Here’s what you missed this week on Book Binge…

What We Reviewed


10/2: Tracy reviewed A Christmas Affair by Jodi Thomas | 4 out of 5
10/2: Holly reviewed A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn | 3.75 out of 5
10/3: Tracy reviewed Drop Dead Gorgeous (Bite Nights #2) by Juliet Lyons | 4 out of 5
10/3: Holly reviewed Magic Waking (Legends Reborn #1) by Eva Chase
10/4: Tracy reviewed Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis
10/4: Casee retro-reviewed Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8) by J.R. Ward | 4 out of 5
10/5: Tracy reviewed Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunters #10) by Nalini Singh | 5 out of 5
10/5: Holly reviewed Soul’s Blade (Legends Reborn #2) by Eva Chase | DNF
10/6: Tracy reviewed Maybe this Christmas (Colorado Ice #3) by Jennifer Snow | 3.5 out of 5

What We Posted

10/2: Books to Binge On: October 2017
10/6: What Are You Reading? (398)
10/7: WTF Cover Saturday (231)
10/8: Sunday Spotlight: Storm Gathering by Rebecca Zanetti

Around the Blogosphere

Here are some noteworthy blog posts that we read around the blogosphere this week. Check it out:

Current Giveaways

Monthly Reads: September 2017

Book Binge Turns 10: October Giveaway

Sunday Spotlight: October 2017

Giveaway Winners

No winners to announce but keep an eye out because that might change.

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that you’d like to share? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.


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Weekly Wrap Up: September 25 – October 1, 2017

Posted October 1, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Here’s what you missed on Book Binge…

What We Reviewed

9/25: Holly reviewed Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunter #10) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
9/25: Tina reviewed Everything You Want Me to Be by Minda Mejia | 5 out of 5
9/26: Rowena reviewed Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
9/27: Tracy reviewed The Scotsman who Saved Me (Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen #1) by Hannah Howell | 3 out of 5
9/27: Brie retro-reviewed When a Stranger Loves Me (Pembroke Palace #3) by Julianne MacLean | 3.5 out of 5
9/28: Tracy reviewed All I Want for Halloween by Marie Harte | 4 out of 5
9/28: Holly and Rowena reviewed Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry | 3.75 & 4 out of 5
9/29: Tracy reviewed Hold Her Again by Shannon Stacey | 3 out of 5

What We Posted

9/25: Cover Reveal: Bountiful by Sarina Bowen
9/26: Release Day Blitz: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
9/28: Ten Books We Want Passionflix to Turn into Movies
9/29: What Are You Reading? (397)
9/30: WTF Cover Saturday (228)
10/1: Sunday Spotlight: Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Cool as Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio

Around the Web
  • Did you guys see that Jen Frederick revealed the cover and blurb for Played? I’m freaking over the moon! Check out the post here but here’s the cover and blurb for your viewing pleasure.

Played (Gridiron #4) by Jen Frederick

She’s been playing it close…

Ara Martin and college football star Ty Masters have been best friends since the first day of school when Ty literally ran her over. She fell for him immediately, but having lived under the shadow of her famous father, she knows a relationship with irresistible Ty would only end in heartbreak. For four years, she’s kept her feelings hidden. But one drunken encounter weeks before graduation is about to expose Ara’s biggest secret and destroy her most treasured relationship.

He’s been playing for keeps…

Ty is about to be drafted into the NFL, but his personal life is a mess. He’s got an agent he doesn’t like, a brother who can’t stop offering his opinion, and a beautiful woman he craves but can’t have. He can fire his agent and ignore his brother, but he’s not sure what to do about Ara. Ty’s been able to run down every quarterback he’s faced, but his sexy, stubborn best friend keeps slipping through his fingers.

Luckily, he’s not one for giving up, and once he gets his hands on her, he’s never letting go.

Yep. Count me in. I soooo want this book. It’s Ty’s book!! Woot!

  • Lauren Layne has also made a new book series announcement that I just have to share here because y’all know how much I love Lauren Layne, right?

Lauren Layne Takes on Wall Street

Two books about sexy city boys that work on Wall Street? Yes, please.

  • Jessica Lemmon is discontinuing her subscription to the blog feature where you can sign up to receive her book news through her actual blog. If you want to stay up to date with what she’s got going on, the best way to do that is to like her Facebook page or follow her on Twitter.
Current Giveaways

Come back next week and we’ll be ready with new giveaways for the month.

Giveaway Winners

We have some winners to announce this week! Congratulations to the following…

Book Binge Turns 10: September 2017

Viki S.

*****

Monthly Reads: August 2017

Katey

Karen Lindsay

*****

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

Winners: We will email you shortly with directions on how to claim your prize. You have two weeks to get back to us before we choose another winner. Check back on Sundays to see if you’re a winner in one of our giveaways.

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that you’d like to share? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.


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