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Buzz Books 2018: Romance

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What a great resource! This book is a good source for not only books and authors you may have been looking forward to, but others that you may not be as familiar with. I enjoyed reading synopsis of authors I had never read. This is a good way to gain new favorites! Looking forward to these books coming out and getting a chance to read them.
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An excellent teaser of titles scheduled to come.  I was looking for information of a specific title. but I checked out the others as well.
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These books are really good and I can’t wait until they come out. I will definitely be requesting a few galleys to read now though. I am not a huge Romance fan but some these really drew me right on in and I so want to see how they progress. If you want bite-sized morsels without the commitment of a full book then I would recommend this and if you like any they give you the option of requesting it. #NetGalley is the best.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐4⭐⭐⭐⭐
A nice collection of Romance books. I'm really looking forward to reading In a Badger Way by Shelly Laurenston.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My thoughts and opinions are my own and without bias.
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I had a great time reading the excerpts from the  soon to be published romance books.
I enjoyed them all. But my favorite by far was The Sweetest Thing by Judith Mcnaught.
I was a big fan of hers and read everything she wrote. 
Karen Rose  is also a favorite author.
Several of the authors were new to me, and I am looking forward to reading their books.
This was a great opportunity to check out my fall and winter reading
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These are such a great resource for you to find book that you would love that you typically reach for.
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I enjoyed the excerpts! Thanks to NetGalley for the insight to new books that I need to be on the look out for.
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I picked this up for the Honey Badger (Shelley Laurenston) story.  None of the other teasers really stood out to me, but the next Honey Badger book looks like it'll be fun.
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ahhh this is such a fantastic way to find out about new books! not to mention a way to try new authors to see if they fit your style or interest.

already read:
intercepted (loved!)

favourites/added to the tbr:
time bridge:cassie
tempt me with diamonds
unchained
on magnolia lane
the sweetest thing (SO excited for this one!)
their perfect melody
the rancher
solace island

not a fan of:
the memory house
as good as the first time
ignite
say you're sorry
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This catalogue of buzzy romances for 2018 was extremely helpful-- even to someone who already loves romance and spends a lot of time trying to keep up with the industry. I'd recommend it to booksellers, bloggers, and anyone wanting to keep up with all things romance!
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I enjoy the Buzz book I give us reader and buyer an opportunity to read a sample of upcoming books. This is a great resource,
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This is a great resource!  I love reading more romance and am excited by the opportunity to sample upcoming books.  I plan to feature quite a few of these books on my blog.
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This was the first one of these that I have received, and I really loved how all of the upcoming books were listed, first by synopsis, and then some excerpts.  I appreciated how they were divided into type (ie Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, etc.).  It made it easier to skip the sections I knew I wouldn’t be interested in.  I also liked that at the end of some excerpts I was able to “Read Now” or Request a few of the suggested titles.  I was excited to get “Read Now” for “As Good As the First Time” by K.M. Jackson, and “Unchained” by Helen Hardt. I will be looking forward to “Couldn’t Ask for More” by Kianna Alexander and “Stripped” by Zoey Castille.  In addition, I found a new series that I want to try, The Blue Ridge Series by Denise Hunter.  I live near the Blue Ridge Mountains, so that’s a plus, not to mention that the book on this list is the last one and had a reference to You’ve Got Mail (one of my favorite movies).  I don’t want to start a series with the last book, so I look forward to getting into this one from the beginning.  All in all, this was very helpful, and I will definitely be looking at more of these compilations in the future! Thank you to Netgalley for a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Excellent compilation of new books! I can't wait for some of these to come out so i can read them! I'm already putting certain release dates on my calendar so i don't forget to pick them up and devour them!
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I'm really looking forward to reading the full versions of some of these titles, especially the new Honey Badger Sisters story by Shelly Laurenston.
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This is an excellent resource for upcoming books. I am able to preview many titles as well as request to read samples or request a Net Galley copy of the book to read and review. Thank you Net Galley for this publication.
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These samplers are great for learning a little about a lot of different titles to make a variety of recommendations to patrons at my library. I love these samplers and I’m always looking for the next one to see what’s coming up.
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I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. 

These are the samples that are included in the BuzzBooks Romance collection – each excerpt I’ve scored on a scale of 1-5 on my interest in reading the whole book:

Time Bridge: Cassie by Annie Becker (Oct 16, 2018) – The book summary sounded a little dark, but the time travel aspect was interesting. The book reminded me a lot of books I’ve read in the past by John A. Heldt. Score: 3.5
Tempt Me with Diamonds by Jane Feather (Jan 29, 2019) – I don’t particularly like the race horse aspect that seemed to be a part of the book’s plot. Also the heroine sounds kind of drama-loving, it didn’t sound like it was for me but who knows based off of two chapters. Score: 1.75
Unchained by Helen Hardt (Blood Bond Saga Book 1) (Oct 2, 2018) – Sounded pretty interesting, maybe a little cliched (vamp falls in love with a human) but the characters sounded good. Score: 3.75
The Memory House by Rachel Hauck (April 2, 2019) – I liked the puppy and the mystery baby, story peaked my interest a good amount. Score: 4.25
On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter (Last book in the Blue Ridge Romance series) (Nov 6, 2018) – I didn’t find anything in the excerpt overly intriguing, it was ok but didn’t seem exciting. Score: 2.5
As Good as the First Time by K.M. Jackson (Sugar Lake novel) (Oct 30, 2018) – This one sounded interesting, I was eager to learn about what had happened to Clayton and his previous relationship. Score: 4.0
In a Badger Way by Shelly Laurenston (March 26, 2019) – I’ve never been a huge fan of the whole shifter thing. Also there were just so many characters within th efirst two chapters I couldn’t keep everything straight. Score: 1.0
Intercepted by Alexa Martin (Sept 11, 2018) – I got pretty hooked in the story, I’m interested to see what happens with Marlee (even though see was acting a little like a doormat). Score: 4.25
The Sweetest Thing by Judith McNaught (Oct 23, 2018) – First couple chapters seemed pretty cheesy but I’d be interested to hear more about what the TV show was about. Score: 2.75
Their Perfect Melody (Matched to Perfection) by Priscilla Oliveras (Nov 27, 2018) – Seemed ok. Nothing overly thrilling in the first couple chapters. Score: 2.5
Ignite by Angel Payne (Volume 2 – Parts 4-6) (July 31, 2018) – This seemed super interesting, I’ve never read a romance novel with a super hero before. The first couple chapters of this were interesting and steamy. Score: 4.0
The Rancher by Kate Pearce (Nov 27, 2018) – It sounded ok but there were a LOT of characters introduced in the first couple chapters, I could barely keep it straight. It probably would’ve been easier if I had read the previous books. THe characters sounded interesting though. Score: 3.0
Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose (Feb 12, 2019) – LOVE the involvement of the cult aspect, that always gets me interested. This one sounded like it would be really interesting! Score: 4.5
Solace Island Island by Meg Tilly (Nov 6, 2018)  – I loved how fierce the main character was, she had so much spark! And I loved that she gave her ex what he had coming to him, the first couple chapters really had me hooked. Score: 4.25
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Wonderful way to find out what’s coming and which books you really want to read. Very helpful. There were song nice excerpts provided.
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My first foray into a Buzz Books preview... I am reading more romance again this summer and was thrilled to get these substantial excerpts from both familiar and new-to-me authors. I've found several I will be buying! Thanks!
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