Month: June 2015

STOP! by Alison G. Bailey

Occasionally when reading a book, I think about how wonderful it would be if high school reading lists were to include that book in their required reading.  The messages in these stories are life-changing, but conveyed in the most simple and stealthiest of ways.  Books that have fallen under this category in the past for me are The Fault in… Read more →

Guest Post: Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson

Hi everyone, I’m Alessia!  It’s no secret I love the male/male genre.  This may be uncharted territory for some people.  I have heard from many readers this genre “isn’t for them” or they are unsure about reading a romance between two male characters.  I totally understand people’s hesitation.  Just like fantasy and sci-fi isn’t my thing, m/m may not be… Read more →

New Releases: June 2015

With another Tuesday in the books, that means even more new releases. Find your next read by checking out the latest publications to grace the literary world. Made to Love You by Megan Smith – http://amzn.com/B0105380DU Shattered by You by Nashoda Rose – http://amzn.com/B0106GWMCG Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine – http://amzn.com/B00STR28PQ Last First Kiss by LIa Riley – http://amzn.com/B00P6U68K0… Read more →

Swoon by CM Foss

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I was first introduced to C.M. Foss late last year when I won an ARC of her first book, Shiver, a story about a horse trainer named Lissa and her former roommate turned current flame, Ethan.  I’m not sure I would have given the book a chance if I hadn’t won it; however, as I started to get into the story, I quickly found her writing to be a refreshing change of pace from the romance books I typically read.  She was quirky and sarcastic and created an engaging, if somewhat outside the box, storyline.  Her characters were well-developed and I was thrilled to learn that we would be getting more of Steph, Lissa’s BFF, and Lawrence, Ethan’s business associate, in Swoon.

Swoon did not disappoint and certainly lived up to its title and then some. You don’t need to have read Shiver prior to diving into Swoon as all of the highpoints of Lawrence and Steph’s relationship in Shiver are hit upon in Swoon.  The lovers’ history spans several years and the timeline progression of the story flowed well in terms of moving the plot along without feeling like there were huge gaps of missed time and events. Instead of relying upon flashbacks to set up Lawrence and Steph’s pasts, C.M. effectively used present day scenes to highlight how their pasts and family dynamics shaped their feelings about and approaches to being in a relationship.

Lawrence absolutely encompasses all of my favorite traits in a lead male character.  He Read more

Fury by Fisher Amelie

My absolute favorite books to read are the kind that make me a better individual. It’s important that every once in awhile my book shelf consists of paperbacks that have inspired me to not only think and feel, but that also humble me as well. Fisher Amelie does just that with her 7 Deadly Series. It begins with Vain, continues… Read more →

What UBC Is Really All About

Two girls united together in the literary world by their love of reading Colleen Hoover, started an instant friendship between them, and  we are constantly found with our noses stuck in a book. We enjoy the reader blogging community so much we felt the need to be a part of it ourselves. We’re looking forward to bringing a simplified version… Read more →

Mr. Grey Will See You Now

The literary world is abuzz today with the news that E.L. James has released a date for the long awaited Christian Grey POV to fan favorite Fifty Shades of Grey. Expected to release on June 18th just in time for the celebration of Christian’s birthday, a new perspective of the highly loved series is sure to be a best seller… Read more →