ARC Giveaway!

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I went to BEA and BookCon at the beginning of June, and was lucky enough to pick up some *highly* anticipated ARCs! And now I’m looking to get some of these ARCs to a few lucky readers… where they belong! This contest is now closed (winners announced below), but please do check out these three amazing upcoming releases!

That’s right, I’m giving away one copy each of–

  • All the Crooked Saints, by Maggie Stiefvater [signed!]
  • The Girl with the Red Balloon, by Katherine Locke [signed!]
  • Daughter of the Burning City, by Amanda Foody

(Please note that the Stiefvater ARC is not queer lit. I’m including it because the author’s previous series, The Raven Cycle, does have two queer characters in it.)

Curious to know more about these books? Check ’em out:

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Reboot Tour: Layla Reyne’s “SINGLE MALT” is On Sale!

For a few days only, Layla Reyne’s sexy and suspenseful novel, Single Malt, is only 99 cents!

This book has been called “A must read for any romantic suspense fan” (Megan Erickson, USA Today Bestselling author), and is the perfect edge-of-your-seat read for the weekend ahead!

So check it out:

Single Malt, by Layla Reyne
Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey, Book One
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: February 27, 2017

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Just Love turns TWO!

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Today is Just Love’s second birthday! We’ve officially entered whatever the blogger equivalent of “the terrible twos” is. I’m constantly amazed by how far JL has come in the last couple of years… from a tiny blog that I ran myself, to a rapidly-growing site with a fantastic group of reviewers– all of whom I’m fortunate enough to call friends. Running this blog is a labor of love, and I’m so thankful to the amazing team that works with me to keep it fun, interesting… and always hilarious.

But because it’s our birthday (and because I just got back from RT Convention with a very large stack of books), I’m thinking we should do some giveaways.

Okay, a lot of giveaways.

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Blog Tour: The Seafarer’s Kiss, by Julia Ember (Interview + Giveaway!)

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Today we have a really fantastic book by a really fantastic author on our blog! Julia Ember stops by to talk about her new release, The Seafarer’s Kiss, the best line she ever wrote, and her dream movie casting. Plus there’s a pretty sweet giveaway that you won’t want to miss.

So check out the book that Michele called a “masterful reimagining of The Little Mermaid… one of the most clever and unique interpretations I’ve ever read.” (Review)

The Seafarer’s Kiss, by Julia Ember
Publisher: Duet (Interlude Press)
Release Date: May 4, 2017

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Just Love vs. El

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Hello and welcome to Just Love vs. El in which we will ask her all the awkward questions and do some promo for her new book Thaw that is coming out today.

There’s also a cool giveaway, so make sure to read till the end to find out more.

We hope you’ll have a blast reading and as much fun as we had by coming up with the questions.

elyse springerOh and this is El— You know, in case you didn’t know who’s running this blog and making all our lives brighter and warmer and things —>


JL: Jumping right into your new release, El, where did the idea of Gabrielle in Thaw come from? Is she based on any real models/actresses?

El: Gabrielle is actually very loosely modeled on a combination of Meghan Markle (an actress and also Prince Harry’s super gorgeous girlfriend) and singer Alicia Keys. But only in terms of who I pictured when writing her… personality-wise, she’s not based on anyone!

JL: You reference both Rent and Hamilton your books. Tell us a bit about your love of musicals

whiteout elyse springerEl: Living in NYC, it’s pretty hard to escape Broadway. Even if you’re not a fan of theater, it’s everywhere. But I’ve been a fan of theatre—and musicals specifically—since my grandmother took me to see Annie on Broadway when I was 8 or 9. I’ve seen some amazing shows since then, and listening to Idina Menzel in Wicked, or Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton, is pretty incredible. So I knew that this series would revolve around Broadway (and specifically a 20th anniversary production of Rent) from the start, because to me theater seems like such an integral part of NYC!

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Blog Tour: Shelter the Sea, by Heidi Cullinan

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Welcome to the blog tour for Heidi Cullinan’s newest release, Shelter the Sea. This sequel to Carry the Ocean picks up soon after Book 1 ends, and follows Jeremey and Emmet as they work to find happiness and save the Roosevelt from closing.

Check out an excerpt from the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end… you could win signed paperbacks and more!

Shelter the Sea, by Heidi Cullian
Series: The Roosevelt, Book 2
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 18, 2017

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