Is there ever such a thing as too many books? I don’t think there are too many books to read, but there can definitely be too many to review. Often I’m sent books and, with an already sagging review shelf, these unsolicited books often end being overlooked – I just can’t fit them in to my schedule. Sunday Shout-Out aims to acknowledge these books and the publishers who have sent them to me.
Sunday Shout-Out is a bookish meme hosted by Monique of Write Note Reviews. If you’re a book blogger and you want to join in, just:
- Share the title, author, blurb and image from a book (or more than one) you want to acknowledge
- Share the genre, price and link to the publisher so readers can follow up if they like the sound of the book
- Ping back to Write Note Reviews in your post.
1. The Forever of Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorenson (new adult fiction RRP $16.99) – published by Sphere
Be swept away by the second instalment in the stunning love story that’s capturing readers’ hearts on both sides of the Atlantic from New York Times bestselling sensation Jessica Sorensen. Ella and Micha have been through tragedy, heartbreak, and love. When they are with each other, anything seems possible. But now they are thousands of miles apart. Ella continues going to school and tries to deal with her past, desperate for Micha to be by her side, but she refuses to let her problems get in the way of his dreams. Micha spends his days traveling the country with the band, but being away from Ella is harder than he thought. He wants her closer to him – needs her with him. But he won’t ask her to leave college, just to be with him. The few moments they do spend together are fleeting, intense, and filled with passion. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?
2. Spellbound by Sylvia Day (fiction RRP $19.99) – published by Penguin
Her desire becomes his pleasure … Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. A primitive creature. Just like she was. He held her hand a little too long, his thickly lashed gaze clearly stating his intentions to have her. To tame her … In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion, but the passion is as real as it gets …
3. Scandalous Liaisons by Sylvia Day (fiction RRP $19.99) – published by Penguin
Three classic erotic tales of wicked rakes and the flawless aristocratic young women whose hearts – and bodies – they melt. In ‘Stolen Pleasures’, Olivia Merrick, a merchant’s daughter, finds out that her new husband, Sebastian Blake, is actually high-seas pirate Captain Phoenix. In ‘Lucien’s Gamble’ Lucien Remington, a debauched libertine, finds the untouchable Lady Julienne La Coeur dressed as a man in his gentleman’s club. And in ‘Her Mad Grace’ Hugh La Coeur, the Earl of Montrose, shelters from a snowstorm in an eerie mansion owned by a mad duchess. But her companion, fiercely independent Charlotte, might just keep him warm in the night …
I haven’t had the chance to read any of these books and since they are not really my genre, I’m not in a hurry. For now, they’ll sit on my sagging bookshelf a while longer, until I feel inspired.
What do you think? Sound like something you’d read?