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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

Hello (book)lovers. Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a break from all the romantic pressure today and catch up on what we’ve been up to at Bookstr this week. No chocolate covered strawberries needed.

If you are celebrating though, this weekend is your last chance to enter our giveaway for 50+ romance novels. FIFTY. PLUS. They can all be yours. All you have to do is enter here.


                                      five by five

Speaking of romance. We’ve just launched Five by Five, an article series where we ask five authors of a similar background five questions. For our first article, we were lucky enough to speak to Black Romance Authors Network members and get their perspective. Catch it over here and keep an eye out for all the exciting 5x5s to come. Read it five times if you’re really committed.



 black history month

February is Black History Month and we’ve got some great content on the go. Get inspired with these Alice Walker quotes. Check out this list of Nelson Mandela’s books. If you haven’t enough in those, try these.



literary legends

This week was an exciting one for Patti Smith, as she is to be honored with an incredible award from PEN America. I don’t know about the ghost of Charles Dickens, maybe it was an exciting week for him too? Previously unpublished letters by the legend have been discovered and put on display.


The world of book-to-screen adaptations is an ever-changing landscape, not a week goes by where there isn’t something new happening. This week we’ve learned more about The Woman in the Window controversy. It’s been ten years since first The Percy Jackson film adaption hit cinemas. I will be accepting NO hate for that movie at this time. For vampire fans everywhere, House of Night will be joining the legion of adaptations soon. Lot’s more here too.

Gnéas agus grá

Don’t worry, you’re not going insane. Those are actual words. Irish words to be exact, meaning sex and love. I couldn’t stay away from the romance for long and neither could our writers, it seems. We’ve got Notebook memes, top romance novels. If, like me, you’re currently swooning over Emma and Mr. Knightley, here’s some more romantic fodder to feed that appetite! Speaking of appetite, we’ve also got not one, not two, but SEVEN books on female sexuality.




RIP Justgirlythings is all I’ll say. Nehal has some gorgeous romance for us on this week’s Three to Read and you can check it out here. There’s a very exciting Bookstagrammer installment here where we are talking to @michellereadsbooks. Check out her feed when you get a chance!

There you have it! You’re all caught up. I wish I could cover everything but alas, there’s no point to a highlight reel if everything is in it. The best way, as always, to keep up with all things Bookstr is to catch us on our socials; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Enter to WIN 50 Romance Books for Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got just the thing for you— What do you mean you have plans?! Well you won’t once you hear what we have in store. Seriously! Your other half’s rose petal-strewn proposal will pale in comparison. Ready?


We’ve got fifty (YES, FIFTY, 5-0!) roasting hot romance novels to give away. That’s right, these romances, valued at over $500, are so supremely sexy they’ll have you cancelling any plans you had for Valentine’s Day 2020, and beyond. And not only that, but many copies are signed by the authors!

Enter for a Chance to Win 50 Romance Novels! (Contest on Hive.co)


titles include:


  • Loki Ascending – Asa Maria Bradley

  • From Duke Till Dawn (signed by author!) – Eva Leigh

  • Duchess By Design (signed by author!) – Maya Rodale

  • Reverb – Anna Zabo

  • Wrong To Need You (signed by author!) – Alisha Rai

  • You May Kiss the Bride – Lisa Berne

  • Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (signed by author!)  – Sarah MacLean 

  • Deadly Obsession – April Hunt

  • Lady Claire Is All That (signed by author!) – Maya Rodale

  • The Way Back to You – Sharon Sala

  • Forget Me Not – Brenda Jackson

  • A Cowboy Never Quits – Cindi Madsen

  • Texas Destiny (signed by author!) – Lorraine Heath

  • Second Chance Cowboy (signed by author!) – A.J. Pine

  • Risk It All – Katie Ruggle

  • Forget Me Not – Brenda Jackson

  • What Ales the Earl (signed by author!) – Sally MacKenzie

  • The One for You – Roni Loren

  • Their Perfect Melody (signed by author!) – Priscilla Oliveras

  • Make Me Yours – Katee Robert

  • Springtime at Hope Cottage (signed by author!) – RaeAnne Thayne

  • Touch the Sky (signed by author!) – Kari Cole

  • The Trouble With Cowboy Weddings (signed by author!) – Nicole Helm

  • Project Duchess (signed by author!) – Sabrina Jeffries

  • Dominate Me (signed by author!) – Stacey Lynn

  • Claimed – Alexa Riley

  • Cowboys & Harvey Girls: Pathfinder – Anna Schmidt

  • The Wish – Patricia Davids

  • The One I Love to Hate (signed by author!) – Amanda Weaver

  • Relentless (signed by author!) – Elizabeth Dyer

  • Flirting With First (signed by author!) – Sophia Summers, Heather B. Moore, Rebecca Connolly

  • Dirty Damsels (signed by author!) – Peggy Jaeger

  • Hot to the Touch (signed by author!) – Jaci Burton

  • Acting on Impulse (signed by author!) – Mia Sosa

  • Blood Surfer (signed by author!) – Debra Jess

  • Let the Good Times Roll (signed by author!) – Melanie Greene

  • The Friend Zone – Abby Jimenez

  • When We Left Cuba (signed by author!) – Chanel Cleeton 

  • All Your Perfects – Colleen Hoover

  • The Amish Christmas Letters (signed by author!) – Patricia Davids, Sarah Price, Jennifer Beckstrand 

  • A Princess in Theory – Alyssa Cole

  • Dalliances & Devotion (signed by author!) – Felicia Grossman

  • Blood Hunter – Debra Jess

  • A Secret Rose (signed by author!) – Debra Jess

  • Bayou Vows (signed by author!) – Geri Krotow

  • Hard Night (signed by author!) – Jackie Ashenden 



So what are you waiting for? Enter now for your chance to win your reading material for the next year!


Enter for a Chance to Win 50 Romance Novels! (Contest on Hive.co)

Enter to Win These Killer ‘Ninja Daughter’ Prizes

The Ninja Daughter is an action-packed thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja with Joy Luck Club family issues who fights the Los Angeles Ukrainian mob, sex traffickers, and her own family to save two desperate women and an innocent child.

Sounds gripping right? You need to get your hands on Tori Eldridge’s new book and here’s your chance! Enter our giveaway to win The Ninja Daughter plus other killer prizes.


ENTER OUR Thrilling GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ‘The Ninja Daughter’ Prizes:


Enter for a Chance to WIN the Ninja Daughter and Ninja themed prizes (Contest on Hive.co)



  • A Copy of The Ninja Daughter


  • Golden Lily Milk Oolong Tea

  • Red dragon note cards signed by the author 





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Be taken on a wild ride of an intense thriller filled vigilante justice and kick-ass action!


After her sister is raped and murdered, Lily Wong dedicates her life and ninja skills to the protection of women. But her mission is complicated. Not only does she live above the Chinese restaurant owned by her Norwegian father and inspired by the recipes of her Chinese mother, but she has to hide her true self from her Hong Kong tiger mom who is already disappointed in her daughter’s less than feminine ways, and who would be horrified to know what she had become.

But when a woman and her son she escorted safely to an abused women’s shelter return home to dangerous consequences, Lily is forced to not only confront her family and her past, but team up with a mysterious—and very lethal—stranger to rescue them.


“Eldridge’s debut thriller introduces readers to a heroine for the #MeToo era and deftly explores the dangers of Lily’s avocation, the challenges of familial relationships, and the need to continue to fight the abuse and exploitation of others.”
―Library Journal (Starred Review) and Debut of the Month
“Eldridge expertly mines both domestic suspense and action thriller.”
―Publishers Weekly
“If you love a heroine who’s tough, brilliant, and never runs from a fight, look no further. Tori Eldridge introduces the warrior-sleuth you’ll want fighting by your side.”
―Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author of THE SHAPE OF NIGHT
“THE NINJA DAUGHTER is a remarkably fresh, intense thriller, and Lily Wong is one hell of a new hero. Tori Eldridge is redefining the genre.”
―J.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of TEAR ME APART


Learn more about the prizes! 


The Tea Vessel

Lily Wong tea vessels have been crafted especially for The Ninja Daughter by Julie Berkowitz Ceramics. Julie’s husband and son hold black belts in the To-Shin Do ninja martial arts. Julie is an artist and a teacher, sharing her gifts with love from North Carolina.


Golden Lily Milk Oolong Tea:

Golden Lily Milk Oolong Tea (from the Jin Xuan mountain in Tawain) is a favorite of Lily’s since childhood, and is the tea she and Ma drink together in The Ninja Daughter. The special growing region and process gives this tea its natural creaminess, milk flavor, and silky texture.


Red dragon note cards:

Red dragon note cards were designed by Sophie Appel especially for The Ninja Daughter, featuring Lily’s dragon and ninja shuriken.



Enter for a Chance to WIN the Ninja Daughter and Ninja themed prizes (Contest on Hive.co)


About the Author:


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Tori Eldridge is a Honolulu-born writer who challenges perspective and empowers the spirit. Her debut novel, The Ninja Daughter, is the first book in the Lily Wong series and was inspired by her debut short story featured in Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2014. Other short stories have been published in several anthologies, and her screenplay The Gift earned a semi-finalist place for the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship.

Tori is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent and graduated from Punahou School with classmate Barack Obama. She holds a fifth-degree black belt in To-Shin Do ninjutsu and has traveled the USA teaching seminars on the ninja arts, weapons, and women’s self-protection. Tori has performed under her maiden name (Tori Brenno) as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film. She and her husband, Tony, live in Los Angeles where they raised two wonderful sons.


There is so much more to Tori that we had our video department put this together:



An actress, writer, mother, and martial artist? That’s one killer combo!



We also had the pleasure of sitting down with Tori to talk about her recent book, her writing, and what inspired her to write The Ninja Daughter.



Learn more about Tori and keep up with regular updates at www.torieldridge.com


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Enter to Win ‘Everything You Are’ by Kerry Anne King, Amazing Headphones Plus Other Cool Prizes

From the bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.


Kerry Anne King’s new novel Everything You Are has been described by Barbara O’Neal, author of The Art of Inheriting, as “a fresh, imaginative story about the power of dreams and our hunger to be who we really are.”  Terri-Lynne DeFino, author of The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses) calls Everything You Are “real and raw… a gorgeous tale of life told between those lines too often blurred.”


To celebrate the release of Kerry Anne King’s Everything You Are, we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of the book, plus more amazing prizes!


Enter our amazing giveaway for your chance to win:


  • everything You are by kerry anne king

  • amazing beepop headphones

  • everything you are tote bag

  • beautiful notebook for your own lyrics and ideas

    Everything You Are (Contest on Hive.co)




Kerry Anne King explores promises, redemption, forgiveness, art and love in her stunning new novel Everything You Are. Julianne MacLean, USA TODAY bestselling author notes that “Writing sensitively about characters struggling to overcome tragedy and loss, Kerry Anne King has delivered a beautiful, soulful novel that hits all the right notes—especially for music lovers. It will leave you with tears in your eyes and sighs of contentment when you reach the satisfying, emotional conclusion.” 


One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years.

When his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident, Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?

Ophelia “Phee” MacPhee, granddaughter of the eccentric old man who sold Braden his cello, believes the curse is real. She swore an oath to her dying grandfather that she would ensure Braden plays the cello as long as he lives. But he can’t play, and as the shadows deepen and Phee finds herself falling for Braden, she’ll do anything to save him. It will take a miracle of forgiveness and love to bring all three of them back to the healing power of music.


About the Author: