Let’s Talk Bookish: The Pros and Cons of Book Blogging

I discovered this weekly meme through Sophie at Balivernes who visited my blog recently.  (Yes, I do wander around your sites when you visit mine)  I would encourage you to visit Rukky at Eternity Books and Dani at Literary Lion (our hosts for Let’s Talk Bookish) and learn more about them and this weekly event.  The sign-up page on Rukky’s site is HERE.  On Dani’s site, it’s HERE

Although this particular blog is relatively new (I do have 4 active blogs), I’ve been blogging for about 7 years now.  My main blog, Keeper Bookshelf, is 7 years old and my genre-specific, totally paranormal romance shifters site, Shifter Haven is about 6 years old.  I’ve recently added two newer blogs, this one, Happily Ever After Romance, and Paranormal-y Romantic (which will feature all different sub-genre Paranormal Romance novels).

So, I’m not new to this, still discovering and learning new things every month it seems.  And, oh yeah, there are definitely pros and cons to book blogging.

Let’s move on to the lists.

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Stacking the Shelves #1 (HEARomance)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  If you’d like to take part simply click on those links above to discover what this fun event is all about.

This is my first time joining the Stacking the Shelves weekly wrapup of added books with a new blog Happily Ever After Romance.  (which is a sister site to Keeper Bookshelf) and I’m just a bit excited to join in (keep up-to-date *fingers crossed*) and discover even more new books that I really can’t afford to buy (but I know I will).  🙂

I buy, borrow, or receive ARCs all the time – so these books are the ones I’ve chosen for this particular book/book review blog.  They may show up next week, or next month.  Like most readers that I know, I’m a mood reader – I pick up a book based on what I need for an escape at that moment.

These titles are linked to their Goodreads page if you’d like to learn more.  Two Christmas Romances (which I read all year long) and two anytime Romances.  Not bad. 🙂

Okay, thanks for letting me show off a bit – now I’m off to visit your blogs… and find more books I’m sure.

The DIY Groom by Lori Wilde & Pan Andrews Hanson

It was supposed to have been his twin, Cole, refurbishing cabinets on the trendy cable show, but when his brother has a scheduling conflict, Zack Bailey gets drafted to replace him. Never one to court the limelight, Zack wants nothing more than to get this TV malarkey over with and return to his construction company.

The host of Do It Herself, Megan Danbury, is no more thrilled to have the grumpy carpenter on set than he is to be there. From the moment they lay eyes on each other, they clash like dogs and donkeys. Megan is certain the contentious taping is a rank disaster, but their onscreen animosity turns out to be a hit with audiences, and now her boss insists she must persuade Zack to cohost the show.

Zack wants to say ‘no’ but finding out Megan could lose her job if he doesn’t, convinces him to agree and the next thing he knows, Zach finds himself hankering to become Megan’s DIY groom…

Series – Wrong Way Weddings = #1 The Groom Wager – #2 The DIY Groom – #3 The Stand-in Groom – #4 The Royal Groom – #5 The Makeshift Groom –

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A Baby For Christmas by Joanna Sims

The Other Twin Brother

Marine Captain Luke Brand has come home with one mission on his mind: to make amends with his identical twin brother’s widow. They’ve never gotten along, but for the wounded soldier, establishing a connection with his yet-to-be-born nephew is a top priority—and failure is not an option.

Still, he has to make peace without revealing his secret—that he’s madly, completely, head over heels in love with Sophia Lee Brand.

The last person Sophia wants to see this Christmas is Luke! She is too vulnerable and, well, too pregnant for the disruption. So why does she blush when he smiles, or her heart quicken when they touch?

His looks are all too familiar—but he stirs up emotions she has never felt before. Perhaps a kiss under the mistletoe will make both of their Christmas wishes come true?

Series – The Brands of Montana = #1 A Baby for Christmas – #2 The One He’s Been Looking For – #3 Marry Me, Mackenzie! – #4 A Match Made in Montana – #5 High Country Christmas – #6 High Country Baby – #7 Meet Me At the Chapel – #8 Thankful for You – #9 A Wedding to Remember – #10 A Bride for Liam Brand – #11 High Country Cowgirl – #12 The Sargeant’s Christmas – #13 Her Second Forever

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The Cowboy’s Sacrifice by Danica Favorite

Does he have the courage to trust his heart?

He just wanted her to go…

now he’ll do anything to make her stay.

Ranch attorney Ty Warner isn’t buying Rachel Henderson’s story.

He’s sure the pretty single mom is after his boss’s fortune, but Rachel claims she’s just looking for her family, someone who might donate the kidney she needs to survive.

As Ty grows closer to Rachel and her little girl, he discovers the raw truth—he’ll do whatever it takes to help Rachel live.

Series – Double R Legacy = #1 The Cowboy’s Sacrifice – #2 His True Purpose – #3 A True Cowboy

This is a clean, sweet romance that should offend no one giving the reader a very romantic reading experience.

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The Prince and the Wedding Planner by Jennifer Faye

When different worlds collide…

…sparks fly!

With her family name on the line, wedding planner Bianca Bartolini needs this royal wedding to go perfectly—she can’t afford distractions. Too bad the bride’s dashing brother has other plans!

Duty-bound Crown Prince Leo has mere weeks to announce his own engagement, but none of the candidates measure up to Bianca. They’re the most unlikely match, but might that just make them perfect for one another?

Series – The Bartolini Legacy = #1 The Prince and The Wedding Planner – #2 The CEO, the Puppy and Me – #3 The Italian’s Unexpected Heir

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From Exes to Expecting by Laurel Greer

This time there’s a baby on board…

Dr. Lauren Dawson knows her brief marriage to footloose photographer Tavish Fitzgerald ended for a reason. That doesn’t mean their undeniable chemistry isn’t as potent as ever.

And when Tavish returns home to Sutter Creek for his sister’s wedding, the sparks between them turn into a blaze.

But when Lauren finds herself pregnant, these exes have nine months to build a forever family together…

Series – Sutter Creek, Montana = #1 From Exes to Expecting – #2 A Father For Her Child – #3 Holiday by Candlelight – #4 Their Nine-Month Surprise – #5 In Service of Love

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Safety Breach by Delores Fossen

Can a Texas lawman capture an escaped serial killer after a witness’s location is breached?

The serial killer Gemma Hanson narrowly escaped just discovered her WITSEC location, and he’s coming after her to finish what he started. That’s the message Sheriff Kellan Slater personally delivers.

Although Gemma and Kellan share an intense past, escaping the violence surrounding them is all that matters. Especially once Gemma realizes there is no safe place—not even protective custody… 

Series – Longview Ridge Ranch = #1 Safety Breach – #2 A Threat to His Family – #3 Settling An Old Score – #4 His Brand of Justice

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