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VBB Weekly – 11.24.2014

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Happy holiday week for those celebrating Thanksgiving. I’m stacking up all my books that I plan to read over the holiday… a very exciting thing for a book nerd like me! Lots to highlight and share with you this week. Read up!

Love In Suspense: Dual Cover reveal, excerpt from Georgia Cates – I’m thrilled to be able to share with you the first and second cover from Georgia’s new series, The Sin Trilogy! They’re striking and can’t wait to read these books! The first book is A Necessary Sin and the second book is The Next Sin.

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Colleen Hoover + Nick Bateman = Epic. Freaking. Project – If you loved Ugly Love as much as I did, then you must be as excited as I am to think of Nick Bateman playing the title role of Miles in film. He surprised everyone by posting the below photo on his Instagram account and set the internet abuzz about this project. I hope this happens and hope it happens soon!!!! Congrats to Colleen Hoover! Read her blog post on the news. Follow Ugly Love movie news on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.


Exclusive Excerpt of Nights With Him – Read a never-before-seen excerpt from the fourth book in the Seductive Nights series from Lauren Blakely!


Exclusive Excerpt + Kindle Giveaway – Talk about anticipated reads!!! This is one I am dying dying dying to read. I love The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole and I’ve got an exclusive excerpt and epic giveaway to share with you. Check it out!


Announcement from A.L. Jackson – One of my very favorite authors has got a new series coming and you can vote to name the male protagonist in the first book, A Stone in the Sea! Plus, tonight, A.L. Jackson is taking over Vilma’s Book Blog facebook page and she’ll be announcing the winning name. Join us here to chat with her tonight at 8:00 p.m. CST.


If I Stay DVD Release Spotlight + Giveaway – The If I Stay DVD is finally out and I’ve got a special giveaway for a Blue-ray DVD and paperback!


Exclusive Excerpt from The Law of Moses – Amy Harmon’s latest book is phenomenal. I can’t say enough good things about how beautiful and poignant this novel is. I’m thrilled to be able to share an excerpt from the book, which will be out this week!



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Releasing This Week

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(#2, Carolina Days) by Carey Heywood (Available Now) 

She never thought it would go this far.

It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn’t know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn’t want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth.

A simple favor for his baby sister brings Lindsay into Luke Jamieson’s life. There’s something about this girl that keeps her on his mind hours and days after each time they meet. Now here he is, falling in love with a liar. All he wants is for her to let him in, and maybe together he can lead her out of the cage of her own construction.

Will the truth set her free, or have her lies already destroyed everything?

This is the second book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone as it features a different couple.

Reading Order: The Other Side of Someday 99¢Yesterday’s Half Truths


Braydon (#6, Alluring Indulgence) by Nicole Edwards (Nov 24)

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nicole Edwards comes the sixth searing adventure in her Alluring Indulgence erotic romance series, which follows the seven Walker brothers and their sizzling-hot love interests!

Braydon Walker has always shared everything with his identical twin brother Brendon—hopes, dreams, career choices, and yes, even women. Known for tag-teaming their love interests in every way imaginable, Braydon is surprised and unnerved when he finds himself wanting to keep their newest lover all to himself. Will the twins’ relationship evolve to fit this new mold, or will Braydon’s desire for independence tear them apart?

This is the sixth book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone as it features a different couple.

Reading OrderKaleb | Zane | Travis | Holidays with the Walkers | Ethan | Braydon | Sawyer | Brendon

maybe not coverMaybe Not (#1.5, Maybe) by Colleen Hoover (Nov 24)
★VBB Recommendation ★

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday, brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?


Maybe not.

Reading Order: Maybe Someday (Review) | Maybe Not (Review)


Hard to Come By (#3, Hard Ink) by Laura Kaye (Nov 24)

A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!

Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

Reading Order: Hard As It Gets | Hard As You Can | Hard To Hold On To (novella) $1.99 | Hard To Come By | Hard To Be Good $1.99


Unraveling You by Jessica Sorensen (Nov 25)

Lyric Scott has always had a good life. Outgoing, spunky, and musically talented, she’s constantly surrounded by family and friends, yet she still feels there’s something missing.

Then she meets her new next-door neighbor Ayden Gregory. Mysterious, sweet, and sad, Ayden is the exact opposite of Lyric and exactly what she needs to fill the void in her life.

Ayden Gregory has been through more than most people and believes his life is always going to be rocky, so when he’s suddenly adopted, he’s thrown for a turn. But even with a new, loving family, he still finds himself haunted by the memories of his old life. The only true breath of fresh air is when he’s with his best friend, Lyric Scott.

As Lyric and Ayden grow closer, the lines of their friendship start to blur. But when Ayden’s past unexpectedly pushes its way into his new life, their friendship and newfound attraction will be tested.

This is a novel about Ella and Micha’s daughter and Lila and Ethan’s son from The Secret Series, however, this novel can be read on its own.

Secret Series Reading OrderThe Prelude of Ella and Micha (novella) 99¢ | The Secret of Ella and Micha | The Forever of Ella and Micha | The Temptation of Lila and Ethan | The Ever After of Ella and Micha | Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always (novella) | Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always (novella) 99¢ 


The Shape of My Heart (#3, The 2B Trilogy) by Ann Aguirre (Nov 25)

Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney’s social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she’s made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feeling lost—he’s been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it’s time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney’s the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything….

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that’s ever been broken, there’s another that can make it complete.

This is the third in the series, but it can be read as a standalone as it features a different couple.

Reading Order: I Want It That Way | As Long As You Love MeThe Shape of My Heart


After We Collided (#2, After) by Anna Todd (Nov 25)

Book Two of the After series—now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose…except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED…Life will never be the same. #HESSA

After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.

Hardin will always be…Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.

Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change…for love?

Reading Order: After (Review) | After We Collided | After We Fell | After Ever Happy


Trashed (#2, Stripped) by Jasinda Wilder (Nov 25)


I’m nobody. I’m an orphan. A janitor. A college student. A virgin.
And him? He’s a god. One of the hottest action stars to ever grace the silver screen, huge and muscular and gorgeous and famous. He could have anyone in the world.
Yet, despite the chasm separating my world from his, I find myself in his hotel room, and he’s acting like I’m the most beautiful girl in the world. I’m not. He’s everything every woman could ever want, and I’m just…me.


She doesn’t know how sexy she is, and that’s it’s own kind of beauty. But for real, she’s gorgeous. I’ve met some of the hottest women in Hollywood, and none of them can hold a candle to this girl. I want her. And the fact that she’s closed off and impossible to figure out only makes the pursuit that much more intriguing.
The last thing I expect is for one night of pleasure to turn into something I’m unable to forget, even after she’s gone her way and I’ve gone mine. I can’t forget her, no matter how I try. And the next time we run into each other, I know there’s no way I can let her go again. No matter what it takes.

This is a full length, standalone contemporary romance, set in the world of Stripped.

Reading OrderStrippedTrashed


law of moses coverThe Law of Moses by Amy Harmon (Nov 27)
★VBB Recommendation ★

If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.
It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.
And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all . . . a love story.



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New Reviews
Must Reads of the Week

I have two must reads this week, I just couldn’t decide! But the books are so different, that I thought it would be perfect to highlight both.

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Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover – This book once again proves Colleen’s mastery of writing novellas. She’s able to pen a story that is rich, without seeming overly curtailed by the amount of pages. Everything is in there in just the right amounts. It’s sexy, swoony and irresistibly funny. It had me smiling throughout and it left me with such a great feeling after reading it. Truth be told, she could write the phone book and I would probably find it fascinating. Loved it!



law of moses coverThe Law of Moses by Amy Harmon – Powerful and beautiful, this incredibly written novel gripped me from the very start. From the haunting prologue, through the ups and downs of a story brilliantly multifaceted, to the emotional, gratifying end, it was simply unforgettable, as are all of Amy’s books. It’s a beautiful book and it really shouldn’t be missed! Review coming tomorrow.


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