Monthly Archives:: May 2014

May 29
Count the Cast: Megan Erickson’s Make It Count

Count the Cast: Megan Erickson’s Make It Count

Title: Make it Count Author: Megan Erickson Publication Date: June 03, 2014 Series: Bowler University Series #1 Genre: Romance (New Adult) Publisher: William Morrow Synopsis: Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new college math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot? Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends–both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It’s safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm’s reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close. Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She’s adorable,… Read more »

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May 27
Cover Reveal: Sawyer Bennett’s Alex

Cover Reveal: Sawyer Bennett’s Alex

Love Sports romances? Hockey fan? You’ll want to add Swayer Bennett’s upcoming release, Alex to your to be read pile! In the meantime I have a cover reveal for it. Are you ready? * * * Title: Alex Author: Sawyer Bennett Series: Cold Fury Hockey #1 Publication date: October 2014 Genres: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury… Read more »

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May 21
Blog Tour: Review-Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love + Giveaway

I adore novels where one of the main characters is an author because it always gives the reader an insight to how an author views themselves (even if it’s on a subconscious level). So when I saw the synopsis for Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love, I knew I couldn’t pass it up! If you haven’t read Foster’s Love in Bloom or Remington series, it’s perfectly okay to delve right in. I haven’t read any books in the series and didn’t find anything that I would consider a spoiler. Character development is a bit weak. Our heroine is Leanna Bray and she’s a free spirit! Oh boy is she ever. I really liked her outlook on life and how she was cautious about saving the money she inherited. My problem with… Read more »

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May 19
Book Review: Nicole Jordan’s Secrets of Seduction

Book Review: Nicole Jordan’s Secrets of Seduction

Nicole Jordan combines two series in Secrets of Seduction; the final book in her Paradise series and the third in the Legendary Lovers series. If you haven’t any books in these two series, don’t worry since it is not necessary to do so. While Jordan does mention a few events from books in both series, I don’t consider them to be huge spoilers. I’ve been patiently waiting for the final book in Jordan’s Paradise series for a little over seven years. Imagine my delight when I heard Hawk’s story was finally being published and hoped it was worth the wait. Unfortunately, Secrets of Seduction was a disappointment. When I started Secrets, I came in with an open mind and if you’ve been a fan of Jordan’s work, then you know… Read more »

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May 07
Book Review: Kendel Lynn’s Whack Job

Book Review: Kendel Lynn’s Whack Job

Huzzuh! Elliott Lison is back and if you haven’t read the first book in the series, Board Stiff, don’t worry because it’s not necessary to have done so in order to enjoy Whack Job. While Kendel Lynn does touch upon some events from Board Stiff, it’s nothing I would consider a spoiler. Narrative is first person via Elliott and she’s a trustworthy narrator. You might feel a bit frustrated with the way Elliott is portrayed; some might even classify her as a bit clumsy and one might question what Lynn’s intentions are by portraying Elliott that way. Others might point out that Elliott’s actions are ridiculous and over the top, but I don’t see it that way. In all honesty, I see her more as your average woman who isn’t… Read more »

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May 06
Harlequin Presents: The Chatsfield + Giveaway

Harlequin Presents: The Chatsfield + Giveaway

So this is rather unique and kinda of reminds me of Pottermore. Harlequin launched The Chatsfield, a “first of its kind” digital series from Mills & Boon on 6th May. •Set in the luxury hotel “The Chatsfield”, this digital series provides an extra journey for the reader to continue engaging with the characters of a book and series beyond what is just on the page, thereby extending the life of the story. •The Chatsfield is a digital journey that blends fiction and reality and comes across multiple mediums including print (The Chatsfield Presents books), video (YouTube), digital (blogs and the main Chatsfield website) and social (Twitter & Facebook). Ways to get involved: Mills & Boon | Facebook | Twitter | Google + | YouTube Don’t forget to use the hashtag:… Read more »

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May 06
Excerpt: Leslea Tash’s The Rancher Takes a Wife

Excerpt: Leslea Tash’s The Rancher Takes a Wife

Title: The Rancher Takes a Wife Author: Leslea Tash Series: Montana Brides #1 Publication Date: May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Chastity Lilly is no flapper. In 1920s New York, she’s determined to find a career as a teacher so she can support her family upstate. But one thing leads to another, and the company she keeps in the big city leads her down a very different path than the one she sought. When she helps a handsome rancher in town looking for his own errant sister, can she turn her act around? Will she take his offer of a teaching position in Wedlock, Montana and make a brand new start? And if she does, can she–and the rancher–leave the past behind to forge a new future together? Not if the rancher’s… Read more »

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May 05
Channel Surfing: My Problem with Love Triangles

Channel Surfing: My Problem with Love Triangles

I’ve made no secret of my love for telenovelas (Spanish soap operas) and once a year there’s always one novela that captures my heart. This year it’s Lo Que La Vida Me Robó (What Life Stole from Me). It stars the love of my life Sebastian Rulli and Angelique Boyer. It’s a remake of Bodas de Odio (Weddings of Hate) and Amor Real (Real Love) and unlike these two, Lo Que La Vida Me Robó is set in the present. A quick summary: In order to pay the family debts, a daughter is married to very rich man and gives up the love of her life. Later, she finds out about the arrangement and when the love of her life comes for her, she has to make the painful decision:… Read more »

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May 04
Postscript: April 2014

Postscript: April 2014

May the 4th be with you! 😀 Happy May everyone! April was an interesting month in that I was became lost as a blogger. I confessed my guilt in Overcoming Blogger guilt and I feel a lot better getting all that off my chest. Still, I missed a few events in April and just realized I had an excerpt or two that I failed to post. I’ll be on a mini-hiatus May 10th-May 16th. I’m going to Denver to visit my sister because she got concert tickets (I’ll do a wrap up post when the time comes) and I’m not going to take my laptop. Sure, I’ll probably regret that decision once I get there, but I will have the Kindle Fire and if need be I can borrow hers…. Read more »

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May 03
One Liners: George Orwell’s 1984

One Liners: George Orwell’s 1984

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away? Today’s book is George Orwell’s 1984. Without… Read more »

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