Monthly Archives: December 2013


Top Off Tuesday: TIED WITH A BOW by Various Authors

Top Off Tuesday: TIED WITH A BOW by Various Authors

31 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 21 Comments

Started by Felicia, Christi and Amanda, Top Off Tuesday is where a bunch of us share hot-hot-hot book covers (some we’ve read, some we’ve just drooled on). Head over to Felicia’s blog to share your ToT link and see what everyone else is swooning over.Mmmmmm….*ignores missing nip and curses the title placement**drools a bit more*I’d unwrap that.*tugs […]

End of an Era: DAYLIGHTERS by Rachel Caine

End of an Era: DAYLIGHTERS by Rachel Caine

30 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 12 Comments

DAYLIGHTERS (Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel CaineYA Paranormal354 pages, hardcoverAvailable now (November 2013)Publisher: NAL HardcoverReview copy provided by publisher for honest reviewWhile Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they […]

Mini Review Swarm: Winter is Coming

Mini Review Swarm: Winter is Coming

27 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 17 Comments

THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly BlackYA Paranormal419 pages, hardcoverAvailable now (September 2013)Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersReview copy provided by publisher for honest reviewThis was one book I was absolutely dying to get my hands on in BEA. I think if I hadn’t gotten any others, I […]

Speed Date with Dina: CLEAN SWEEP by Ilona Andrews

Speed Date with Dina: CLEAN SWEEP by Ilona Andrews

26 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 8 Comments

CLEAN SWEEP (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona AndrewsUrban Fantasy175 pages, ebookAvailable now (December 2013)Self-published by Ilona AndrewsReview copy provided by author for honest reviewOn the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu […]

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!

25 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

I’ll fully admit being a Grinch that I blame completely on the over-saturation of rampant commercialism that starts in freakin’ October (July, even, if you want to get technical. That “Christmas in July” crap has got to go). But I love the spirit of the season. Family, friends, love and giving. […]

ToT and Review: BORN WILD by Julie Ann Walker

ToT and Review: BORN WILD by Julie Ann Walker

24 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 18 Comments

Started by Felicia, Christi and Amanda, Top Off Tuesday is where a bunch of us share hot-hot-hot book covers (some we’ve read, some we’ve just drooled on). Head over to Felicia’s blog to share your ToT link and see what everyone else is swooning over.I swear I’ve ToT-ed this one before but probably just saw it on […]

Mini Review Swarm of Fun Romance

Mini Review Swarm of Fun Romance

23 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 16 Comments

THE BRIDE WORE SIZE 12 (Heather Wells Mysteries #3) by Meg CabotRomantic mystery392 pages, paperbackAvailable now (September 2013)Publisher: William Morrow PaperbacksReview copy provided by publisher for honest reviewHeather’s finally found her happily ever after with the adorable Cooper but can she enjoy it? No. An RA co-ed has to go […]

Mini Review Swarm of Bad Ass Heroines

Mini Review Swarm of Bad Ass Heroines

20 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 12 Comments

BLACK AND BLUE (Otherworld Assassin #2) by Gena ShowalterParanormal Romance387 pages, paperbackAvailable now (October 2013)Publisher: Pocket BooksReview copy purchasedI wasn’t the biggest fan of the first in this series because there was a lot of abuse of the female heroine (not by the hero. That book would have gone in […]

Speed Date with Gin: THE SPIDER by Jennifer Estep

Speed Date with Gin: THE SPIDER by Jennifer Estep

19 December, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 11 Comments

THE SPIDER (Elemental Assassin #10) by Jennifer EstepUrban Fantasy400 pages, paperbackAvailable December 24, 2013Publisher: Pocket BooksReview copy provided by publisher for honest reviewFor the first time, the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadly assassin “the Spider” are revealed in full. In a story that pre-dates the other nine […]

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