Monday, June 26, 2017
First I want to start with the book that knocked my own right out of my #2 on the faves list. Yeah. It's good enough I like it better than my own.
Finding Claire Fletcher by Lisa Regab left me with a book hangover I am not over some four days (maybe five) later. I got the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. And I just want to say...this is an author I would read a hundred times, and a book I have recommended at least five times since I finished. The style is captivating. I loved every single word.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sounds great, right? That's because it is! The writing is flawless, the story is captivating, and I might be a little bit in love with Connor. (Don't worry, Will Bryan, you're still in #1 position, but when you're busy, I'll take Connor).
And speaking of Will Bryan...
*SIGH* He's still out there ready for you to discover him. He's charming and a little damaged (I'm sensing a trend with my book loves...hmmm) and he's British. Go find and love Will! I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
It's been a bust book reading week. I'll do just about anything to avoid writing the end to a book (Once, I even folded all the laundry), but this week, I have read some truly amazing stories. My favorite, so far, is The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter.
Twists and turns abound in this psychological drama about Megan Ashley, daughter of writing sensation, Francis Ashley. Desperate to understand her troubled relationship with her mother or destroy it once and for all, Meg sets out to write a tell-all-my-mama's-worse-than-yours novel. To do this, she travels to the island that inspired her mother's sensational novel. Oh man. This book was a journey for me and Megan. By the end, I couldn't decide who I wanted to be the killer. With so many twisty turns, I couldn't wait to find out. 5 stars for excellence!
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
I couldn't stop reading. This book made my stomach clench, my eyes leak and my heart break. I, like Jules and August, wished Reba hadn't died. I wanted the happily ever after for her and I even wanted Toby (actually especially Toby) to find peace. It was an emotional journey from first page to last that really made me feel what Julie felt and what August felt, even what Toby felt. Amazing story and I loved every minute!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Available now across all platforms!Three Things by Melissa Shirley
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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When he brings her home, suddenly the house she hated is perfect, she finds the closet she filled to capacity ridiculous, and the man she’s barred from her bed is all she wants.
Makenzie knows something is wrong with her, but being married to the man she can hardly remember is more than she ever dreamed. She can’t remember her husband more than the feeling of safety he inspires, but as she watches him and the way he tiptoes around her and measures every word before he speaks it, and her memories come back in pieces, she’s torn between discovering the truth about herself and enjoying the contentment she feels with the life she barely recognizes.
Resisting their attraction to one another is harder than either is prepared to deal with, and together they have to figure out if they can overcome the secrets of their past or if it’s time to say goodbye once and for all.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
This is a twisty novel that will keep a reader guessing from the prologue to the end. I liked this book a lot. This book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Billie Flannagan is a wife, a mother, a woman with a past. And now, she's gone. Dead? Maybe. Vanished? Certainly. previously wild and carefree, Billie is a woman with secrets uncovered throughout the course of an investigation by her husband, Jonathan, and her daughter, Olive. There is a lot that happens in this book. The message though - that the tilt of a mirror can change the perspective of we have of a reflection - is powerfully presented. The details while sometimes tedious are presented in such a way that I didn't regret reading every word. This book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Summer Ryan has disappeared. One half of a twin set, Summer is the sweet, cello player with an eye toward the future. Her sister, Raine, is her polar opposite. Tough, street-smart and hair on the wild side, she is determined to find her sister, told hold her hand one more time and if she has to break into a house or two to do it, then so be it. Aided by a couple guys whose lives are no better than her own (one's a dialysis patient, the other is his father's punching bag), Raine embarks on a serious journey to find her sister, leaving no stone or drunk un-turned.The characters in this book are vividly crafted and the emotions are well presented. From beginning to end, the angst is palpable, the suspense is titillating and the ending is a surprise. I love that some phonetics were used to really set the book's tone and that the author didn't shy away from the tough topics these characters faced. I won't reveal the end, but wow. Really well done!
Friday, May 19, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
After secrets she believed long buried surface, both of Maggie's realities are threatened. As the truth of her past comes to light, she must decide which man she truly loves and which life she wants to live—if the choice is even hers to make. Sometimes, true love is even worth wishing for.
Sounds Great, right? Buckle up my friends. Here are just a couple things the reviewers are saying about What You Wish For!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Same question for Will and Jake.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
What is that book, you ask. Why all the suspense, you're probably wondering. No big secret. No reason to NOT tell. The book is WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Gina Wynn.
This is a book with heart that will make you laugh at lines like... Note to self: Career suicide—never the way to ask for a pay increase.
...make you want the hero when he says things like "Choose me, Maggie. I choose you"
...make you feel for the supporting characters because they are just so darned likable (Wait until you meet Jake)
...make you want to relive it over and over again. And I have. But now, some insight into the author.
Now, without further adieu, get to know Gina yourself...in her own words.
ME: Where and when do you write?
Monday, May 15, 2017
In the movies of my mind, Will Bryan has taken on many faces. Each one handsome, because let's face it, Will is beautiful in ways men aren't supposed to be. He's romantic. Not like average romantic, either. He's dream guy romantic. So, in ask the hundreds of times I've read What You Wish For, Will has morphed from one stunning man to another. Who would you pick?
AS far as romance heroines goes, what is a witch allergic to her own magic? And what about a vegan vampire for a hero? I'll tell you what it is...a FUN read. Vincent is witty and charismatic, and the relationship in this short story has substance. These characters are a chemical match made in heaven. Check below for a sneak peak inside the Salvation!
Two by Two Blurb: A match made in...outer space. When things at Absolution, the bar on space station The Salvation, take a turn for the strange, witch Penelope Hardacre is thrust into the wacky world of matchmaking. Without the meddling of bar owner Geraldine’s alternate personality, Gerald, it should have all been so easy. But, weres with weres, vamps with vamps, fairies with fairies… Penny’s ordered to pair them all without choice. Is she willing to compromise all of her morals to maintain her safety from Gerald, and what should she do with her best friend Vincent—the kind of fanged best friend who makes her feel safe and loved...and jealous?
Excerpt:She steeled herself against another sneeze until her eyes watered, then she shook her head. The creeping, crawling irritation under her skin brought a wave of reminders of spells gone wrong because of the distraction of a sudden itch or sneeze she couldn’t stifle.
“Not at all. I can’t imagine you’d know the difference between a therapist and a hooker because I have no doubt your claims of experience—no, expertise—as a lurve machine are much exaggerated.”
She plucked the lemon wedge from the edge of his glass and bit into the flesh as she wrinkled her nose again.
His gaze danced over her face, and his eyes flashed with either amusement or danger…or desire. She shivered a little in the warm room. “Just let it go, silly girl. Sneezes are like orgasms. An unstoppable force—though hardly a…delight.” He watched another drip making its way back to his drink from his nail, apparently bored with their conversation.
But she knew better. “Whatcha drinkin’, my vampire friend?” She cooed the words as she twirled her hair around her finger in a playful gesture designed to annoy him as much as he’d irritated her, and nearly let loose a giggle as his expression turned sour.
His eyes flared red for a second at her words. “Something you wouldn’t like.”
“Perhaps you mistake my love of tomatoes.” She kept her flirtatious tone in place and leant to rest her hand on his arm.
He bumped his fist against the table. “Keep your voice down, angelcakes. Can’t a man abide by his principles in peace?”
Glancing out at the dark sky and the pin-prick stars stretching into the unknown distance, she sighed.
“A man, Vincent? I thought you’d got over that pipe dream.”
“I am a man.” He ground out the words.
“You’re a vegan vampire, trapped on an old heap of a space station for maybe the rest of your days. That’s a long time.” She spared a look for his tomato juice. “Although maybe not quite so long if you were to give in to your basic instincts and get rid of anyone who annoyed you—which is everyone. At least then you’d be alone with your indignity and plant-based thirst-quenchers.”
He let loose a short, mirthless laugh. “Just me, you, and tomatoes. And you’re a witch who can’t do magic without sneezing and breaking out in an itchy rash.” He shrugged at her, his grin rueful. “What a pair we make.”
What a pair indeed.