Because you can't judge a book by its cover

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Oh no! Apparently Novel Reaction was hacked on January 5th. This is what I get for not posting regularly! I am sorry if it affected anyone and I have taken measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. :(

 

I love the New Year! Not so much for parties or food (although I do love food) but for the feeling of change that comes over me. Its as if all the bad habits of last year no longer exist and I have the opportunity to start fresh. As soon as Christmas is over (and sometimes even before) I start thinking on what I want to change/do different in the New Year. I only allow myself five resolutions for the New Year so that I realistically achieve my goals. This year I am resolved to bring back Novel Reaction. While I have been still reading books (never gonna stop that one) I haven’t been as invested in my reading because I haven’t been posting reviews for some time. So welcome 2015, a year of good things to come, good habits to achieve, and good books to devour!

Do you have any New Years’ Resolutions you are hoping to start? I have decided to do a Georgette Heyer reading challenge this year so be prepared for more information to come on that one.

I have to admit that I am always surprised by some of the books that get banned. Don’t get me wrong, as a parent (and older sister who started reading YA novels because I wanted to see what my younger sisters were being exposed to), I agree that some books can be a little graphic in content, too scary for a particular age/maturity level and have some seriously foul language. That being said, I really don’t ANYONE telling me what I can and cannot read. Buzzfeed Books has a great posting here about children’s books that were banned, including Where the Wild Things Are (for promoting witchcraft and another posting I saw somewhere else today but can’t find right now said it was banned because it was considered too scary for young kids).

But the book that makes me shake my head the most is Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I think it would be interesting to know how many people who support banning specific books have actually read the books they are trying to get banned or if they are just basing their opinion on what someone else says about that particular book . Do you have any favorites that have been banned? Have you ever read a book because it was banned somewhere?

It's-In-His-Kiss-Launch-Day-Blitz

Novel Reaction is excited to participate in Jill Shalvis’s launching of It’s In His Kiss the next novel in her fabulous Lucky Harbor series. Let’s learn a little more about Jill Shalvis:

JillShalviscroppedNew York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures. 

You can learn more about Jill at:
JillShalvis.com
Twitter @jillshalvis

Facebook.com/jillshalvis

It’s In His Kiss is the tenth book in the Lucky Harbor series. Now I realize that is quite a few books in a series, but you don’t need to have read the entire series to enjoy It’s In His Kiss, it can be read alone (my review to follow) but I do recommend you read Once In A Lifetime first and follow it up with the soon to be released He’s So Fine which follows the antics and path to love of three best friends who have returned to Lucky Harbor to open up a charter business together. Novel Reaction is excited to offer you an excerpt tfrom the audio book which is being released today in addition to the mass market paperback and ebook. Enjoy!

Shalvis_itsinhiskiss_MMONE KISS CAN LAST FOREVER
Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now’s her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam’s eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can’t resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca’s heart?

Lucky Harbor Reading Order:

Simply Irresistible

The Sweetest Thing

Head Over Heels

Lucky in Love

At Last

Forever and a Day

Under the Mistletoe Novella

It Had To Be You

Always on My Mind

Once In a Lifetime

It’s In His Kiss 

He’s So Fine  (September 2014)

One in a Million (October 2014)

Merry Christmas, Baby (December 2014)

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Why Ratings?
It is true you can't judge a book by its cover, you also can't judge a book's graphic content by its cover. NovelReaction's goal is to provide readers with a graphic content so they can make an informed decision regarding the books they want to read. (Also, to have a great place for people to discuss books.) So sit back, pull up a beverage, and read on!
Graphic Ratings*

1 = kissing
2 = kissing, some fondling
3 = descriptive stripping but no sex
4 = sex scene but not descriptive in details
5 = full descriptive sex scene

*I am rating a specific book by an author, not the author's style. If I am aware an author writes a specific way, I will let you know.

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