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VBB Weekly – 02.09.2015



Attending the Fifty Shades of Grey FIRST screening was epic. It was awesome. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. The energy in the room was off the charts, excitement was buzzing, cameras were clicking… some of the biggest fans around the world were clamoring to see one of our favorite books come alive on the screen and let me tell you: IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! In fact, it was AWESOME! The movie delivers in every way. It was sexy as hell, intense, romantic and perhaps most surprisingly, really funny. Jamie Dornan was great as Christian Grey, but Dakota Johnson blew me away. Definitely go watch it with friends and have fun! Read my review of the movie here.


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Releasing This Week

The Next Sin (#2, Sin Trilogy) by Georgia Cates (Available Now)

The Next Sin coverAn epic tale of revenge and love in a new romantic trilogy from the New York Times best-selling author of The Beauty Series.
Bleu MacAllister is in hiding less than three months when Sinclair Breckenridge discovers her whereabouts. Her former lover, the future leader of a criminal organization known as The Fellowship, resists the tug of his heart heartstrings in her direction. Instead, he opts to watch over his beloved from afar. And she has no idea. But Sin’s sacrifice is short-lived. His bonny lass is a hunted traitor. He fears Abram’s assassins are closing in, leaving him with one solution for saving Bleu–make her his wife. Marriage seems an easy fix for their dilemma but wedded bliss is brief when the couple finds trouble lying in wait beyond the realm of the brotherhood. Will the original revenge seeker find herself the object of collateral damage?

Second book in the romantic suspense Sin trilogy.

Reading Order: A Necessary Sin 99¢ (Review) | The Next Sin | One Last Sin

Volition by Lily Paradis (Available Now)

volition coverYou know that feeling in the pit of your stomach that stays with you, then tears you apart slowly at first, and all at once shreds every fiber of your being?

It’s because you’re contradicting the universe.

Everything lines up so perfectly that you couldn’t have imagined it to work out any better, but then you have to go and do everything humanly possible to ruin it because you can’t stand to have it go right?

That’s what I did. I did it because there’s a darkness that surrounds me, and I think I want it there.

My name is Tate McKenna, and my soul is blacker than my heart.

The Redemption by Lauren Rowe (Available Now)

the redemption coverIn the final, heart-racing installment of THE CLUB TRILOGY, Jonas Faraday continues his quest to overcome his demons. Is he fated for a lifetime of heartbreak and tragedy—or will he finally find his redemption?

Final book in erotic romance series, The Club Trilogy.

Reading OrderThe Club | The ReclamationThe Redemption

Party Girl’s First Date by Rachel Hollis (Feb 10)

party girl's first date coverLandon Brinkley is twenty-four years old and she’s never been on a real date. That’s mostly because she’s been working so hard on her dreams she hasn’t had time to bother with men. But then Brody Ashton walked into her life and since he looks like an underwear model (but you know, with clothes on) it was kind of impossible not to take notice.

So Landon and Brody are dating now, or really, beginning to. It’s all very new and exciting and there’s only one problem… they still haven’t gone on a real date. So that’s what tonight is supposed to be; magical, romantic, expensive… and it’s about to go horribly wrong.

Party Girl’s First Date is a novella that continues the love story of Landon and Brody where it left off in Party Girl. 

Reading Order: Party Girl | Party Girl’s First Date | Sweet Girl


The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Feb 10)
★ VBB Fantasy/Dystopian Recommendation ★

red queen coverGraceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

First in a series.

Read my review.

Official Fan Book – Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines and Jamie McGuire (Feb 10)

official-fan-scrapbookDear Readers,

It’s hard to believe how much our lives have changed since we first began our publishing careers. Some of you may have discovered us with our New Adult novels, Fallen Too Far, Slammed,and Beautiful Disaster, but our journeys started long before then. For Abbi, it began with her lifelong love of romance novels, an unforgettable Christmas present from her husband, and the inspiration she drew from the Gulf Coast. For Colleen, it began with her childhood imagination, an Avett Brothers lyric, and a desire to write the kinds of books she wanted to read. For Jamie, it began with a three-ring binder that became the first of twenty-one journals, a bestselling young adult series, and the support of her former high school librarian.

For those who have read and loved our novels, we offer you a glimpse into our lives and careers—both then and now—with photos and videos and a behind-the-scenes look at our 2014 Fall in Love tour. And you’ll also get a sneak peek at what’s coming up from us next.

Thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire

One Night Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas (Feb 10)

one night unveiled coverA life without secrets and a passion without end . . .The story of Livy and M’s passionate love affair comes to a stunning conclusion in the final book in the One Night trilogy!

Livy has never known pure desire like this. The gorgeous Miller Hart captivates her, seduces her, and worships her in deliciously sinful ways. He knows her innermost thoughts, drawing her ever deeper into his dangerous world.

Miller will do anything to keep Livy safe, even if it means risking his own life. But his dark history isn’t the only thing that threatens their future together. As the truth of Livy’s family legacy unravels, an unsettling parallel between past and present comes to light. Her world spinning out of control, Livy finds herself caught between the rapture of an all-consuming love-and a deadly obsession that could destroy them both . . .

Third and final book in the series.

Reading Order: One Night – Promised 99¢ | One Night – DeniedOne Night Unveiled


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Feb-10One of my favorite books of the year is out tomorrow and I cannot wait for you guys to grab this one!!! I LOVED IT! It’s like a ‘Game of Thrones’ story with lots of deceit, romance and action. In Aveyard’s world, people are divided by the color of their blood: Reds and Silvers. Silvers are the elite and they all tout some kind of super ability, and the Reds are those who serve them… struggling through life and living under fear of death. It was a richly imagined story which breathes new life into the typical fantasy/adventure book. I couldn’t put it down. This is definitely one you should look forward to reading! Pre-order.

Red Queen is the first in a series, and ends in a happy-for-now, but more-to-come kind of ending and I already can’t wait to devour the next book!

You can read the first 7 chapters on Epic Reads and my USA Today review here.



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