Dec 16, 2013

12 Days of Bookmas {Day #3) & GIVEAWAY

12 Days of Bookmas
It’s that time of year again, a time filled with snow, decorations, trees and busy malls! With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season going on around us, it’s easy to forget what’s truly important- Bookmas! So, to help us prepare  and count down to this special holiday that is coming our way, I will be going through the 12 Days of Bookmas! What’s that you ask? Each and every day, until December 25th, I will be completing a special Bookmas task that will showcase some of my “Bookworm Favourites!” Your job? To read, comment, and spread Bookmas cheer by telling your friends and sharing Bookmas posts on facebook and twitter using the hashtag #12DAYSofBOOKMAS ! Merry Bookmas to all, and to all good reading!

On the third day of Bookmas my fictional boyfriend sent to me,
3 NA Treasures,
2 booktastic trailers,
and a swoon worthy scene for me!

Task: Pick your top three NA reads you devoured this year!

NA (New Adult) is a genre that has really taken off in the past couple years, and as someone who's read a fair share of NA, I can understand why! Since The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger is typically a YA focused blog, I thought it would be fun to share with you guys some of my favourite NA novels of 2013!

***Warning: These novels are meant for mature readers***

Anything by Abbi Glines immediately goes on my to-be-read list!  I've read every single one of her books (even her YA Existence series) and have become a huge want a steamy NA?  Go check out Abbi's books!

"You're mine, Eva Brooks. Always. You told me that yourself and, sweetheart, I'm holding you to it."

Sometimes It Lasts is the fifth installment in Abbi's Sea Breeze series and Cage & Eva's second novel.....Cage is definitely my favourite Sea Breeze boy so far!

Cora Carmack's first novel, Losing It, was one of the first NA novels I had ever read and to this day, it is one of my favs! Her novels incorporate the perfect amount of sexy and quirky to create a novel that is equally addicitng and hilarious! #TeamAwkward

Her latest novel, FINDING IT, proved to me once again why I love this author so much. Ladies and Jackson (AKA Hunt)...

“I want to memorize the way your eyes clench shut and you bite down on your lip, so that I can sketch your expression from memory. I want to know the exact angle of the way your neck curves, and how many times your heart beats a minute. I want to know everything.”

K.A. Tucker is an author I only just recently discovered this past summer.  Her novels are intense, make your heart race (from both the swoons and the drama) and are filled with characters you can't help but feel attached to. 

One Tiny Lie is K.A. Tucker's second novel in the Ten Tiny Breaths series following a girl named Livie, and a hottie by the name of Ashton...

“Because you're not a one-night girl, Irish.' Leaning in to place a kiss on my jawline, he whispers, 'You're my forever girl.” 

If you're looking for something steamy to warm you up this winter, be sure to check these novels/authors out!  What are your favourite NA reads this year? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! 

Contest is open to anyone able to accept an Amazon gift card via email and/or to those who live somewhere where book depository ships to you.  (Not sure? See the full list of countries Book Depository ships to here)!

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Please note, because this is a Bookmas Giveaway, the book each winner chooses must be one that is mentioned in one of the Bookmas posts or comes from a series that is mentioned during one of the twelve days.  (Example: Saturday's feature is Unravel Me.....Both Unravel Me and Destroy Me are up for grabs as well)

Be sure to stop by everyday for new opportunities to gain extra entries!

Merry Bookmas!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3


  1. I Read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. Its YA/NA. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Except for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Shadows by Paula Weston, there's not much NA books I'm interested in reading at the moment.

    1. See, I've read quite a bit of NA, but I did not like Forbidden....I can't say I was a fan of the sister-brother story-line.

  2. My NA reads have been a bit slim. There are so few paranormal NA books out there and paranormal reads are my kind of read! I did read Abbi Glines' Existence trilogy and J. Lynn's Unchained. Those are ones that I know were NA, some other reads might be dancing the line of being YA or NA. I can't be sure if they were NA or not. They might be more YA as the characters weren't quite 18, of course the Existence trilogy started the first two books out in high school and book 3 was in college...

    Thought of another as I said college and that was Alyssa Rose Ivy's The Crescent Chronicles and of course I started the spinoff with Soar!

  3. It's not for everyone but I blew thru the Too Far series by Abbi Glines. I also loved Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, Wait for You and Frigid by J. Lynn. I haven't gotten to read any of the Sea Breeze series yet but I am going too. Thanks!

    1. I've read the TOO FAR series as well and enjoyed it....I haven't read anything from Colleen Hoover but Wait for You and Frigid were some of my favourites !

  4. Cora Carmack has been one of my favorite new authors this year! I have enjoyed reading her books this year. :) The other two authors would be new to me.

    1. I just love her! Her stories are adorable and quirky!

  5. I didnt think I had read any NA books but according to Goodreads, a few of them are considered NA. I've raid Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Crushed by Dawn Rae Miller, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I also have quite a few on my "to-read" list.

    1. Oh, I always thought those novels were YA :P I have yet to read Fangirl.....I've heard so many great things though!

  6. I've been dying to read all 3 of these books! I haven't read anything from Abbi Glines yet, but I'm super excited to.

    1. You can't go wrong with either three of those ladies' novels....they're all fabulous!

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