It’s Time For a Hot Summer Read with Chickswagger – Lit Swagger!

Happy Fourth of July!!  A big, loving shout out to our great country and all those who have fought and worked to make the U.S.A. what it is today!  Here’s hope for a great future!

So without further ado…here are our book picks for this month. YAY!

Click on the book covers for a link to Amazon for reviews, etc (no offense to B&N or iTunes!). Choose the one you want to read by voting in the poll at the end of the post.

Norse JewelNORSE JEWEL by Gina Conkle
Genre: Historical Romance AD 1022 (Amazon kindle price: $2.99)

A stolen woman of rare qualities…
Seized by marauders and taken to the icy northlands by the wolf-eyed Viking warrior, Helena will do whatever it takes to earn her freedom and return to France.

A mighty Viking Chieftain…
Betrayal has turned Hakan’s heart to ice, but the spirited Frankish maid warms him in a way he’s never known. The spell she weaves leaves them both breathless, but can he keep his promise to return her home even if it means he’ll lose his precious jewel forever?

Seducing CinderellaSEDUCING CINDERELLA (Fighting for Love) by Gina L. Maxwell.
Genre: Contemporary romance (Amazon kindle price: $2.99)

Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s injured only months  before the rematch. To make sure he’s healed in time, his trainer sends  him to recuperate under a professional’s care—Reid’s best friend’s  little sister, all grown up.

Disorganized and bookish Lucie  Miller needs some professional help of her own. She’d do anything to  catch the eye of a doctor she’s crushed on for years, so when Reid  offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning for the  biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance. Soon Reid finds  himself in the fight of his life . . . winning Lucie’s heart before she  gives it to someone else.

The Wicked OneTHE WICKED ONE by Danelle Harmon.
Genre: Historical (Amazon Kindle price: .99 cents)

England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his brother the duke’s refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name.


Falling Into YouFALLING INTO YOU by Jasinda Wilder
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Amazon kindle price: $0.99)

I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way. Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn’t teach me how to live. He didn’t heal the pain. He didn’t make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle’s older brother Colton for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle’s death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt and regret. He knows he shouldn’t get involved, but he can’t help himself. Trust doesn’t come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.


Some old choices…some new! Vote for your choice for July’s Hot Summer Read with LIT SWAGGER. Hope you can join the club!




  1. Heather says:

    Seducing Cinderella is a sexy book, made me want to read it again and again.

  2. Marlene Howell says:

    Seducing Cinderella will leave you hotter than the sand on the beach with 100 degree temps! It’s a MUST read!

  3. Carol S. says:

    I love Seducing Cinderella!!! We need more of your wonderful stories!

  4. Seducing Cinderella will make you as hot as the Texas sun. Make sure the beach or pool is nearby for a much needed cool down. And there is always always time for a reReid.

  5. Tricia Bisbee says:

    Seducing Cinderella for suuure!! Such a good book, it will definitely raise your temperature this summer! READ IT!

  6. Josie Matthews says:

    Okay Gang! Looks like we will be Seducing Cinderella this month! (Being that Charlotte was thourougly seduced last month!) Whats with all the seducing??? Gotta love it!
    Let’s get reading gang! I’m stoked! Will there be a wicked step-mother?

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