Apr 05
B-Tips: My Top Five Fav WP Plugins: 2014 Edition

B-Tips: My Top Five Fav WP Plugins: 2014 Edition

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Last year when I covered this topic, I named some pretty basic – but essential – plugins that were must-haves for me to maintain The Bawdy Book Blog.   Editorial Calendar & Duplicate Post topped the list, and while I still utilize both heavily, my top five has indeed changed quite a bit.  So for 2014, I give you the newest five plugins I can’t live without.       1. Gravity Forms I only use the personal license version of Gravity Forms, but lots of bloggers like Nose Graze and Cuddlebuggery, heavily utilize its developer license version, which provides options for polls, surveys, coupons, and more.  Most bloggers will be more than satisfied with the personal license, however, and… Read more »

Apr 02
Audiobook Review: Burning the Map by Laura Caldwell

Audiobook Review: Burning the Map by Laura Caldwell

Book Review 6 ★★½

It’s hard to say if I liked Burning the Map or not.  One one hand, I identified with the characters; on the other, they sort of annoyed me and I never really came around to liking the protagonist. Casey Evers is one of those lucky post-post-grads who gets to take time off between grad school and Starting Real Life to poke around Europe while the rest of us slave away at Corporate America, eking out our livings so we can read about people like her. (I’m not bitter.)  She’s on this fun jaunt with her two friends, Lindsey and Kat, to rekindle their sort-of crumbling friendship and maybe rediscover herself, too. But (bitchy) girls will be (bitchy) girls and much… Read more »

Apr 01
Audiobook Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Audiobook Review: Torment by Lauren Kate

Book Review 5 ★★

I can’t believe I made it through the second book!  If you are wondering why I am still reading this series remember, I bought 3 of the 4 in the Fallen Series and, because sometimes you just need to read a lot of crap to appreciate the jewels you stumble across.  So yes, I feel as though I will continue to read these crappy books and write about them because they have become comical to me.  This series can no longer be compared to any other series out there.  This series has reached an advanced level of stupidity that it is in a class all by itself.  Not only does Luce get dumber but Daniel turns into a real jackass…. Read more »

Mar 31
Best Series Blog Hop Giveaway

Best Series Blog Hop Giveaway

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Welcome, Bawdy Minions! I’ve lovingly prepared a video for you, wherein I read excerpts from the two books I am giving away. I’m a terrible fabulous speaker so you’ll really enjoy this, I SWEARZ.  (Also, please ignore my classy packing boxes behind me in the video…wedding planning is taking over our spare bedroom!)  Thanks to Cuddlebuggery for hosting! Giveaway 4-1-1 You must be 13 years or older to enter You must have a US mailing address (sorry INT peeps, it’s expensive to mail to you) You need a valid email address that you check often – this is how we contact you! One entry per person per household See the rest of our giveaway rules here. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mar 30
The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post

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  The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.   Last Week and This Week Last Week: Kristina reviewed the audiobook for Fallen by Lauren Kate – stop by and read her rant! Jessica reviewed The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams We were a part of the I Am Forever blog tour!  There’s a giveaway!   This Week: Best Series Blog Hop Giveaway!  Goes live at midnight tonight! Kristina continues her torture and reviews Torment… Read more »

Mar 26
I AM FOREVER Blog Tour and Giveaway: Vamp Fashion That Rivals Milan Runways

I AM FOREVER Blog Tour and Giveaway: Vamp Fashion That Rivals Milan Runways

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I want to welcome Wynne Channing, possibly my hands-down favorite indie author, master-mind behind the What Kills Me series, and basically woman-extraordinaire, to The Bawdy Book Blog today! Die-Hard Fashion: Style in Wynne Channing’s I Am Forever “Vampires tend to dress as if they are going to funerals. Black, black, and mind- numbingly boring!” — Dresser Pavone in I Am Forever My editor repeatedly asked me why the vampires in I Am Forever were so stylishly dressed. I thought: If you had infinite resources, stunning beauty and lived forever, how would you dress? How would you entertain yourself? How would you see yourself and how would you want the world to see you? I also wanted the clothing to be… Read more »

Mar 25
ARC: The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

ARC: The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

Book Review 2 ★★½

Haven Hospital & Halls (est 2020) is a place where Terminals live, attend classes, and occasionally get called to go for procedures to fight against the Disease that makes them Terminal. Sometimes they come back missing limbs or organs, and sometimes they don’t come back at all. The Terminals are well cared for, but must follow strict rules (No touching! No fraternizing with the opposite sex!), and are sent to Isolation if they don’t fall into line. They also have to take a tonic every night that seems to help them sleep, ease anxiety, and makes them forget about anything bad that has happened.  They know that they are kept apart from the “Whole” population, but they don’t know anything… Read more »

Mar 24
Audiobook Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Audiobook Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Book Review 4 ★★

If you go on goodreads, there are people who have rated this book 4 and 5 stars (makes me wonder what book they read and how come it didn’t match mine) but they left no review.  Most of the people who left reviews gave the book 1 and 2 star ratings (I have read quit a few of them and laughed my butt off, it is also the reason my review is going to be much nicer than theirs.  No need to follow the crowd, even though I wanted to).   After two chapters of this book, I knew I wasn’t going to like the book, AT ALL.  Even the narrator sounded bored with the book.  This book series came highly… Read more »