BOOKSTAGRAMMER SPOTLIGHT! Alexandria @BeautifulBitchBookReviews

Another week another feature! Today we have a lovely soul that I met a little while back on IG of course, and we have since become very good friends. I hope you ENJOY a little about her & let’s show her some love!


Name: Alexandria Goncalves

About yourself:
I am 20 years old, turning 21 on November 15 which means I am a Scorpio! I was born and raised in Canada, but have a full Portuguese background. I currently reside in Toronto because I am studying English Literature at a University downtown. I am actually from a small town in Southern Ontario which most people have no idea exist. I live with my boyfriend, who is most definitely the most amazing person in my life. I didn’t have very supportive ex’s in the past and to find someone who supports and pushes you to do what you love is absolutely amazing. He is my best friend and my love, I don’t know what I would do with him! As for family, I have a younger brother who is 8 years younger than me, but that doesn’t stop us from being close. My parents are divorced, but still the best parents a girl could ask for (even when we don’t always agree). Two interesting facts about myself is that I am the first person in my immediate family to go to University. My second favourite fact is that I have 6 tattoos (and more to come *wink*) that all have a personal meaning. Besides my obvious love for books, I really enjoy writing, cooking, baking, and being outside (when the weather is nice, Canada is bipolar with weather, lol).


BOOKSTAGRAM

Logo name? BeautifulBitchBookReviews

How/Why did you come up with it? I was actually inspired by Christina Laurens novel Beautiful Bitch and thats how I came up with my name. I really love that entire series, so I went with something that sounded fun and unique.

When did you start Bookstagramming? What was the first thing you did? I started on June 21, 2018. I immediately started posting reviews for books I was reading. I actually left for a trip to Portugal I think a week later? And I wanted something to do while there, so I brought 9 books with me and finished them all in 3 weeks with reviews.

Why did you start what you started? Influence? I had always wanted to create a blog, I had a website earlier from 2016, but I hated the way it looked so I took it down and never thought about it again. Interesting story, I was actually inspired by another bookstagrammer. I was already following him, and one day my boyfriend said to me “I have a friend that runs a book account that I used to work with.” And I asked him who it was and freaked out knowing it was the same person I followed. I actually ended up meeting with this bookstagrammer and ended up having a great conversation with him. I am now friends with him and its just so cool to look back and think about. I also think a major part of wanting to create an account is that I wanted to find people who had a passion for romance novels like I do. I wanted people to freak about books with and to have people understand me.

Did you have any help at the beginning or winged it? Honestly, I just winged it. I had no idea what I was doing or if it was even any good, but I continued with it anyways.

What is your favorite part you would say and why? The people who engage with me. I have so much fun meeting new people and have made some of the best of friends. I love finding people to talk about books with, I never really had that in real life, so Instagram made it happen.

What platforms do you use (for things like posts on any of the social media’s? Or at least your favorite ones? I mainly use Instagram, but I recently created a website. I love Instagram and I think its so much easier to use and engage with others. I created my website because I want to be able to write more lengthy blogs in regards to book related topics.

What social media’s are you on? And do you have a favorite? Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads and a Website!

Do you have any tips and tricks about blogging? Google will become your best friend when you are looking for tricks. I am constantly on Google trying to figure out tips and tricks, but just be yourself. I have found when you post more often and add yourself in photos it makes a huge difference.

Have you had any bad/negative experiences on Bookstagram? Oh man, well its still social media, you know? There are always going to be people out there that like to rattle others. A while ago there was a blogger that was stating that bookstagram is only to make money which I believe is SO false! I believe this community is meant for finding others who love your passion as much as you do, to help others find their next read, and to help your favourite authors succeed.

What have you learned from blogging on a public platform like? People are going to love you and some won’t and that IS okay! We aren’t meant to please everyone, so have fun and enjoy your account.

Do you have any goals that you haven’t yet been able to get to, concerning your account? Honestly, I think hitting 10k will be a goal. I never expected to even hit 1000, so I believe anything is possible if you put your heart into it. Other then that, I am really happy with my account. My followers are engaging and absolutely so sweet.

What are some highlights or special moments that have happened, concerning your book blogging career? I would say:

  1. Hitting 1000 was a special moment for me, I never expected it at all.
  2. Getting to edit two novels for Gigi Birtie (seeing your name in a novel is absolutely insane, and that wouldn’t have happened without blogging).
  3. Making new best friends, although I have never met them, they are SO special to me (shout-out to Gigi Birtie and Amorettes Reviews!)
  4. Finding new authors! Holy crap, I thought I was in the loop before, but Bookstagram holds a whole other world when it comes to finding new authors!

Do you think Bookstagram is an effective platform to express your opinion on books? Absolutely!

What do you use camera vise when taking book photography? My iPhone X or Nikon DSLR.

Do you use your own props? Is there a fun or MAGICAL way you set it all up? (loc, props…) I do use my own props, I really need to go shopping for some new ones because they are becoming repetitive, but what can you do on a budget? Lol!

Do you have advice for new bookstagrammers on how to start, be, and do? Do what you love, be unique and have fun with your account. Everyone wants to follow others with themes and photos, but I believe that it is your account, so do as you please.


Lets talk about BOOKS!!

Tell us, do you know the exact amount of paperback you own? How about ebooks? (I suggest not to count because I did & I regretted it) Oh you know I counted every book because I am a nut! I currently own 562 paperbacks. Thats not including my school novels, that is just Romance novels, lol.

Do you prefer paper or kindle? Paperback!

Do you know your first paperback/ebook? I don’t remember my first read, while in elementary I HATED reading. I only got into reading in Grade 8 when my parents had recently separated and I needed something to keep my mind off family issues, which is when I got my first paperback Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire! My first ebook was Raising Ryann by Alyssa Rae Taylor!

Do you remember your very first read? Not at all, probably something by Robert Munsch lol.

What is it that draws you to a book? (picture, blurb, author..or all?) Honestly I start with the cover, but a cover sometimes isn’t enough, so I obviously go for the blurb. If I know the author and they are amazing, I don’t even think about it, I just read it!

Do you have a favorite genre you read? And which one? Romance, duh! My heart sits with romance. I have to read other genres for school but find they don’t interest me.

What is your favorite part about a story? (the beginning get to know each other, the sexy scenes, the middle right before the peak…) I love plot-twists, sexy scenes, and getting to know the characters. I love how every character is always different and we picture them differently in every book.

Now, the real important question -> What is your favorite book & why! HOW DARE YOU ASK SUCH A QUESTION! Haha, I am kidding. I haven’t read it in a long time, but my favourite is Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. I was going through a lot of crap in high school with family and relationships and this book was my getaway. This novel has such a special place in my heart, I even have “God gives us the ugliness, so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted” tattooed on my arm. I had doodled it into my notebook in Grade 10 and always knew one day, I will have it tattooed. Do you have any magical words for everyone out there?! Don’t ever allow anyone to make you feel bad for what you love reading. We live in a society where a lot of people like to judge others, and by reading “smut” we may find that judgement is aimed towards us. Keep reading it though, and hold your head hella high while doing so. Reading is your escape, don’t allow anyone to have hold of something you love so dearly.


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COVER REVEAL – Cupids Anonymous by Lila Monroe




Title: Cupids Anonymous
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: British Empire Designs
Release Date: July 16, 2019



Blurb

Readers around the world are raving over USA Today bestselling author Lila Monroe’s hilarious romantic comedies. Now fall in love with her brand new sizzling standalone – perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Christina Lauren!

Poppy Hathaway is a professional Cyrano – minus the honking great nose. Need a love note, raunchy sext, or apology letter so epic that your other half will forget you hesitated a beat too long when you asked, ‘does this make me look fat?’? She’s got you covered. But when her most frequent client, the annoyingly charming (or is that charmingly annoying?) Dylan Griffin comes to her with an unconventional new job, Poppy discovers that three little words can add up to one big complication.

Because Dylan doesn’t want help seducing another swimsuit model (for once in his life). He wants Poppy’s help winning over her his high-school crush (aka, his one true love) – and he’s prepared to make it worth her while. Throw in a summer Catskills trip that’s equal parts ‘Dirty Dancing’ and dirty-talking, and this Cupid is soon out of her depth – and head over heels with the last man she expected. But can she find the right words when it comes to her own heart? Or will this happily ever end in disaster?

Find out in the sparkling new romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!







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Author Bio

Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.


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COVER REVEAL – No Strings by Mila Hart




Title: No Strings
Author: Mila Hart
Genre: Erotic Romance
Cover Design: Vanilla Lily Designs
Release Date: June 5, 2019



Blurb

Brayleigh

I had decided a long time ago that the guy who put a ring on my finger would be one that checked every box on my list.

Looks
Money
Social Standing

Some sexy fireman was not going to change anything. Drunk or not, I knew to keep my feelings locked up tight with men who didn’t meet that standard.

Carter

Taking a prim princess home for the night was a safe bet. She’d wake up to her mistake, realizing I didn’t live in a mansion or sleep on twelve-hundred thread-count sheets. It never failed, she—whoever it was that night— bolted before I’d even had a chance to stretch. 

Wham bam, thank you, ma’am. No strings attached.

…Until Brayleigh.







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It all started with two whores…

MILA HART writes cheeky, erotic quickies.

We have a ton of amazingly sexy stories coming your way.

STAY TUNED…


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COVER REVEAL – Boys That Tease by Betti Rosewood




Title: Boys That Tease
Series: Lords of Wildwood #1
Author: Betti Rosewood
Genre: New Adult/Steamy Romance
Cover Design: Louisa Maggio
Release Date: June 3, 2019



Blurb

We’re young. Privileged. Dirty. And we ruin lives for fun.

She knew being the new girl at Wildwood would never be easy, considering who she is. But nobody warned Tinsley Sullivan we’d be doing everything in our power to make her high school experience one of the most horrible times of her life.

They say my name like I’m their king. Crispin Dalton. Teachers and students worship the ground I walk on. They all follow my lead… Except for her.

I didn’t think she’d have it in her to fight back. It’s kind of adorable that she won’t budge, refusing to break for me, to submit to my cruel desires. Except I’ll never stop pushing for more. I’m ready to make her life so miserable, she’ll be begging me to stop hurting her.

There’s just one thing that’s messing it all up.

Tinsley is off-f*cking-limits.

And I need to keep that in mind when I kiss my girlfriend… her best friend.






Author Bio


Betti Rosewood is a romance junkie and cat enthusiast in her late twenties. She lives in a picturesque European country with her partner, 2 rowdy cats and a friendly Lab Retriever. When not writing damaged alphas, she can most likely be found binging TV shows and movies, and always jotting down new book ideas.


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COVER REVEAL – Magic Love by JW Coast




Title: Magic Love
Series: Blood Temple #1
Author: JW Coast
Publisher: Capitol Reef Entertainment
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: 100Covers.com
Release Date: May 16, 2019



Blurb

He’s a skilled warlock. She’s a fiery necromancer. Will their magic and chemistry be enough to stop a ruthless killer?

Warlock Mason Blood works his magic for a price. And hunting down a missing suspect connected to bomb-happy terrorists is right up his supernatural alley. But with a stunning necromancer as both protectee and love interest, keeping his mind on the job is next to impossible…

Lexy Payne knows her father isn’t a murderer. But when he’s implicated in a horrible crime and goes missing, she senses something mystical at work. To clear her family’s name, the spirited redhead must trust a risky warlock who sparks much more than her passion…

As Mason and Lexy unearth sizzling chemistry and surprising family secrets, they crash headlong into a magical battle destined to turn deadly.

Can the warlock and the necromancer start something legendary while they stop a savage conspiracy?

Magic Love is a fast-paced paranormal romance. If you like sizzling attraction, supernatural suspense, and a race to save lives, then you’ll love J.W. Coast’s thrilling tale.

Buy Magic Love to cast a passionate spell today!





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I like to travel and read paranormal, sci-fi and other romance novels. I spend a great deal of time with my wife and three sons. I like work working and generally keeping busy in garage as much as possible. Weather permitting.

I also love to visit the national parks in the western United States and have been known to look up at the milky way and let the imagination run wild about the paranormal goings on.

If you would like to reach me please do so: jw@jwcoast.com


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RELEASE BLITZ – Complications by AJ Renee




Title: Complications
Series: St. Fleur #6
Author: AJ Renee
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 8, 2019



Blurb

The mob. A mole. Murder.
In a matter of seconds, Charlotte Mae’s life fell apart. Now her boyfriend’s lifeless eyes haunt her dreams, and she carries the blame for her father’s death.
When she’s forced to return to work in NOLA, it’s under the watchful eye of bodyguard and former Navy SEAL, Carter Fortier.
With the mob determined to tie up loose ends, Carter must make dangerous alliances and depend on his brothers-in-arms to have his back. But the danger Charlotte Mae poses to his heart is one complication he doesn’t account for.
Can two damaged hearts find love while fighting for their lives, or will the forces working to silence them succeed in ending more than just their budding romance?


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“Holy shit,” Lindsey muttered.
“Charlie,” Jaime Lynn whispered, and she turned to face her sister. “Well, ain’t that some shit?” Jaime Lynn chuckled.
Charlotte Mae cleared her throat. “What?”
Jaime Lynn nodded toward Carter. “When did that happen?”
“When did what happen?”
“You and Carter,” Jaime Lynn said, directing a “don’t try to bullshit me” expression at Charlotte Mae.
“There’s nothing between Carter and me,” she said and didn’t miss the twinge she felt under her breastbone at the words.
“Honey, something is definitely going on between you and Carter,” Sofia said softly.
“He’s just doing his job.” Charlotte Mae swallowed thickly past the bitter words.
“That man is not just doing his job,” Lindsey whispered.
Jaime Lynn looked over Charlotte Mae’s shoulder. “He hasn’t stopped watching you since the moment he came inside. And we won’t even mention the way he took care of you just now.”
Charlotte Mae shifted in her seat and clenched her teeth. “His job is to watch me. He’s trying to keep me safe because it’s his job.”
Jaime Lynn grabbed Charlotte Mae’s hand from the bar top and cocked her head to the side. She studied Charlotte Mae for a few moments then leaned in as close as she could with the bar separating them. “You know it’s okay, right? It’s going to happen eventually.”
“What are you talking about?” Charlotte Mae asked, annoyed to be having this conversation.
The women on each side of her sighed.
“Chase would want you to be happy,” Sofia whispered.
Charlotte Mae stiffened. “Nothing is happening!” She glared at her sister. “Can we drop it now, please?”
Jaime Lynn sighed, and sympathy flashed in her eyes. “Okay, honey, we’ll drop it.”
She mouthed a thank you and relaxed when Jaime Lynn turned the topic to Kayla, Jesse’s daughter. Charlotte Mae glanced at the group of men chatting and noted Carter’s brows pulled together. She offered him a small smile, and the crease on his forehead vanished. She hoped their voices hadn’t carried in the empty bar. Setting aside the worry, she returned her attention to her friends, happy to have them around.
Charlotte Mae enjoyed being with them and listening to the things she’d missed. Not that she’d gone to St. Fleur often, but when she did, she loved spending time with her sister and friends. They were good people.
She didn’t know why reminding them she was only a job for Carter had upset her so much. Nothing could come of their time together. He only saw her as a woman who’d gotten herself in an awful predicament. Plus, allowing any emotions for the sexy man to form felt like a betrayal to Chase. It wasn’t logical, she knew that. Chase was gone, and she was alive. But… shouldn’t she be grieving? How much time needed to pass before she “moved on”?
Would she ever live in a world where she didn’t feel guilty? Why couldn’t she have met Carter later? Each passing day included at least one fight between her mind and heart. It was exhausting.






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AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, Finding Love at the Falls…, and Kylie: Crossing Lines. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.


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Release Blitz: The Art of Loving Lacy by Addison Cole

The Art of Loving Lacy
(Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens #4)

Discover the magic of the Bradens and fall in love with Addison Cole’s rich and romantic storytelling.

Lacy Snow wasn’t looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living—and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores—and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.

More than a year—and hundreds of flirty texts, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats—later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy’s phobia meets Dane’s past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.


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PROMISE OF A NEW BEGINNING – Releasing Aug 14, 2019

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The Art of Loving Lacy is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Sea of Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name.

SWEET WITH HEAT: WESTON BRADENS
A Love So Sweet
Our Sweet Destiny
Unraveling the Truth About Love
The Art of Loving Lacy
Promise of a New Beginning
And Then There Was Us

ALSO AVAILABLE for your binge-reading pleasure, more fun, flirty, and romantic love stories. The Seaside and Bayside series are set in the quaint small towns of Cape Cod, making them perfect beach reads!

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Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Dreaming at Seaside
Hearts at Seaside
Sunsets at Seaside
Secrets at Seaside
Nights at Seaside
Seized by Love at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Lovers at Seaside
Whispers at Seaside

SWEET WITH HEAT: BAYSIDE SUMMERS SERIES
Sweet Love at Bayside
Sweet Passions at Bayside
Sweet Heat at Bayside
Sweet Escape at Bayside