Blog Tour, Fantasy, Reviews

“Three Bloody Pieces” Review

Hello Friends!

How are you doing this fine Wednesday? This will be my last week in France, next Monday night I will be on a plane going back to Portugal. It’s been a cray time here and I’m so happy I came since I got to see some of my cousins’ kids that I haven’t seen in a while and those that were born in the last 3 years.

Nevertheless, you guys are here for a review and not to read about my big family and my vacations.

Today I bring you a review of “Three Bloody Pieces“, by Elizabeth Davies, which is a Paranormal, historical, magical first book in the series, released last year, and this is a book birthday blitz.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Elizabeth for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Three Bloody Pieces


Blurb

Three 3bloodypieces eCoverA dead king, a queen who is more than she seems, and a witch who uses the dark arts to entrap her.

Queen, widow, beggar – Lady Caitlyn is all three, and now she can add murderer to the list.

When death and treachery propel her south to Normandy, to seek sanctuary with the exiled Prince Alfred, visions of a woman with ancient eyes travel with her.

Herleva is a woman filled with ambition and greed. A woman who intends to be more than a commoner. A woman who gets what she wants by whatever means possible, even if she has to practice the dark arts to achieve her goals.

A woman who is a witch.

Caitlyn finds herself caught up in a magic which changes her very being. A magic which produces a king to change the lives of every man, woman, and child in England.

Purchase links – Amazon | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo


Author BioThree Bloody Pieces Author Photo Aug 16

Elizabeth Davies is a paranormal author, whose books have a romantic flavour with more than a hint of suspense. And death. There’s usually death…

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Website | Instagram


My Review

P1060780Starting with a bang, this book keep us interested and it was a page turner. And as we kept reading the story we started understanding the background of the characters and the history of the world. That aspect gave us the possibility to learn in a different way the plot and follow the storyline.

The characters were well written and their development made them real. The female protagonist, Caitlyn, was a strong character that made her mark in the history/story of the book and my mind, since she was different from some female characters in this genre.

P1060781The magic element combined with the historical fiction and the touch of truth in it, were perfect and kept the story fresh and gave the book a good pace that moved along pretty well, since it takes over, not months, but a year.

There were twist and turns, there was action, drama, danger, magic and plotting. And as we follow Caitlyn and her companions we start to connect with them more and more as we learn about their lives, dreams, fears and pasts, as well as we get so stuck in the plot and the events that are happening.

I can’t wait to read the next one to keep understanding the world and learn what will happen next.


Giveaway

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

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Guest Post: Which Came First: the Dragon or the Egg?, by M. K. Wiseman

Which Came First: the Dragon or the Egg?

P1060616The Laws of Magick that drive much of the action in The Kithseeker have a rather peculiar origin: Book repair. The Bookminder series, as a whole, owes much of its genesis to my time working in the “Coll Pres” department of the UW-Madison Memorial Library during my undergraduate years. The bulk of my job was assessing broken books that came our way. Cracked spines. Bent and scribbled on pages. Mold. (And worse.) Some books could be repaired in house or commercially re-bound. Some had to be replaced. Others still might be candidates for preservation in other formats.

P1060647At the time, the heart of a plot was rattling around in my brain. [Spoiler alert for book 1] In essence: “Girl destroys library to attack a wizard.” But why? How? I knew what it looked like, could see the scene clearly played out in my head. My work in the library offered up some of these answers: Spell books would not function properly if damaged. Worse, they could “backfire” on the user if the wizard was unaware of the damage and tried to use the book.

From there, the Laws grew. For, while I can enjoy a good get-out-of-plot-free device as much as the next person (because sometimes a story just needs to be a story), I adore set and specific limits (I’m looking at you, sonic screwdriver!) In fantasy, an airtight magic system just sets me to rapture. A system that we, the entertained, get to actually see laid out? Bliss! And so we find ourselves in a bit of a “chicken or egg’ situation when it comes to fantasy magic. Which takes the lead? Is it a give or take? Is magic just another element of the story, another character, or a mere setting? I suppose it depends on the story, sure. But for me, the two develop hand in hand.

P1060648The Bookminder series has been arced out from day one. The Laws, too, were set and bound. Sometimes one has taken the lead, sometimes the other. Sometimes they’ve contradicted and I’ve had to really look hard at where the story is allowed to go. Some days, the Laws of Magick are a bit like that old “throw your character off a bridge when you’re bored” method of attacking writer’s block. If not plot, you’ll definitely get something going.

There is a point in story genesis that’s just playing in the sandbox. And out of that exploration comes something that takes on a life of its own, making it difficult to reverse engineer, to ask backwards all the way to chicken versus egg. But then the asking, the questioning, too, seems to be an inseparable part of the creative process.


Author Bio

The Kithseeker - MKWiseman_picM. K. Wiseman has degrees in animation/video and library science – both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, her office is a clutter of storyboards and half-catalogued collections of too, too many books. (But, really, is there such a thing as too many books?) When she’s not mucking about with stories, she’s off playing brač or lying in a hammock in the backyard of her Cedarburg home that she shares with her endlessly patient husband.

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Website


Blurb

The Kithseeker-front-coverFrance, 1680

Liara’s defense of the Wizard Nagarath has rendered Anisthe incantate–bereft of magick–but even this cannot guarantee her safety. Because the death of her father-in-magick would seal the girl’s fate, necessity demands she and her wizard maintain a watchful eye on the war mage, while protecting her from his dark designs.

Anisthe has embarked on a journey across Europe, aided by his half-fey manservant with an agenda all his own. They search for a legendary mirror that contains the world’s most powerful magick. Although the stuff of fairytales, the possibility of its existence compels Nagarath and Liara to seek the artifact themselves. Both know that should Anisthe lay claim to that power, Liara would be at his mercy and not even Nagarath could save her.

Thus, the pair find themselves at Versailles, surrounded by agents who ferret out magick users and destroy them. Uncertain who is friend and who is foe, with their rival on their heels, they must discover the mirror before Anisthe releases its evil, or worse, it lays claim to Liara’s magick and brings doom upon them all.

Purchase Links – Amazon US | Amazon UK


I want to thank the M. K. Wiseman for being a guest on my blog and for bringing this amazing post to us as part of the blog tour for her book “The Kithseeker”.

Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour

“Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a review of a Children/Middle Grade book called “Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer“, written by Lily Mae Walters. You may remember the name from my Promo Blitz: “Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer” post. And this is the first book in the series.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lily Mae Walters for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer Blog Tour


Blurb

josiecoveringramJosie James is an ordinary 13 year old until something extraordinary happens during her summer holidays.

Whist staying at her Great Grandmother’s cottage in the country she finds herself swept into the cursed world of Suncroft where it is perpetual winter.

Her new friends believe she could be the Chosen One who it is foretold will lift the curse, but there are more pressing matters.

The Teardrops of Summer – magical crystals that render the owner immortal – have been stolen.  Along with her telepathic husky-dog Protector Asher and her new friends, Josie must race to find the Teardrops and prevent catastrophe for their world.

Purchase Link – http://mybook.to/Teardrops


Author Bio

Josie James - image1Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honour of her beloved grandparents who also stare in the Josie James series.

She is married with two teenage children, and two huskies that are the inspiration behind Murphy and Asher in the books.

Lily Mae lives in Nuneaton, England and finds herself using local  places and even her old school in her stories.

Family and friends mean the world to Lily Mae and many will find themselves popping up throughout the series.

Lily Mae also writes for adults under the name of Florence Keeling.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


My Review

P1060028As a Social Educator that wants to work in a library I always look at middle grade books in a different light. I look at them as a material to help people, and after reading this book that was what happened. I thought about how we could use this magical adventure book to teach kids or maybe get them to create their own adventures inspired by the book… helped them with developing more their creativity. But that is just my educator brain thinking about ways to promote values, good qualities, abilities and imagination.

The Reader in me loved the book because it reminded me of being a young girl in her own magical world, with the characters she created or the characters of the fantasy books she read every day… And as soon as that “Saudade” started in my heart all the good memories, dreams, wishes upon a star, and feelings that were brought by the realization that I still have that young girl in me… It all made me emotional. And I thank the author for that.

P1060067The more rational part of me wants to talk about the story and the characters. How Josie was a relatable character and how the plot in this story made me wish I could be in it and have fun in this adventure, and help out the characters in the quest, by going on all the twists and turns that this journey took them (and me).

The world building was creative, it had vivid descriptions and as we start the slow ascend in the book and start learning about every aspect that was important in that moment about characters and the world… I fell into the vortex and jumped in the rollercoaster ready for a journey of fantasy, mystery and action. And as we buckle up for the ride, the pace starts to get quick and exciting.

This story had the classical fantasy elements: a magical world, magical creatures, a curse, the Chosen One, a group of friends trying to help the world, a girl that is intelligent and compassionate that really wants to make a change in the world… And all those elements combined with the writing style make the perfect recipe to cook a book not only for middle kids, but also to every single book lover.


Giveaway

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*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Love,

Jess

 

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“Hardwired” Review

Hello Friends!

I have been so excited to share this review with all of you even before I read it or know what to say about the book. I read the blurb and I knew I had to join in the blog tour that Xpresso Book Tour was doing for it and for the author. And once I read it I knew I had been right to feel excited.

Hardwired” written by Andrea Bills, ‘new-to-me’ author, was published on September 1st 2018, and it’s a Contemporary Romance also in the Adult and Suspense genres, so yo know it will be a interesting novel.

This book is about a Navy Seal man and a single mom with a cute little girl, but that’s what you can learn just by reading the book, and even before I try to convince you guys with my review that you guys should read this book, let me tell you something:

GO READ THE DAMN BOOK! SERIOUSLY… GO GET IT!

I want to thank Xpresso Book Tours and Andrea for the eCopy of this book in exchange for my honest review, and for allowing me to participate in this blog tour.

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Blurb

HWWhen Navy Seal Operative Luke Kiersey is finally granted leave after five years, he finds himself driving to a house he doesn’t recognize in a town he’s never been to. The house is home to a beautiful woman and a little girl with big blue eyes. Day after day, he drives back only to hide in the shadows and wonder why he can’t seem to walk away from them.

His therapist says is PTSD.

His handler tells him he’s just not cut out to be part of the civilian world.

Luke can’t help but feel like it’s more.

The dog tags that once hung proudly around his neck, now feel like a collar; leashing him to a life that he fears he didn’t choose. After the terrible things he’s done in the name of freedom, could he possibly be worthy of something as precious as the woman and child he continues to watch?

When the two worlds collide, Luke needs his mind to be stronger than the implant the government placed in his back. They’ve told him he can’t survive without the implant they use to control him, but Luke’s wondering if he can survive without the little girl with big blue eyes and the gorgeous woman she calls mamma.

Purchase Links – Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Don’t forget to add the book to your Goodreads TBR.


Author Bio

AndreaAndrea is a wife, mother and writer from small town West Virginia. She spends her time while she’s not dreaming up lovers and villains alike chasing after her two kids and husband.
Her overactive imagination and her husband’s wacky dreams attribute to her love of the written word. Guilty pleasures include reading all night and Reese Cups.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Goodreads


My Review

P1060559This is the first book I have ever read of Andrea Bills and I most say that she is now on my favorite authors’ list, and I’m quite excited for when I can get her other books (once I have a job and more money). I have a lot of things to say about this book and I’m very excited to share it with all of you.

First of all, this was an amazing romance book. There were a lot of elements in this story that I loved. From the characters to the plot… From the the romance to the drama… Military man, single mom, second chances, mysteries, action and lot of chemistry between Luke and Jen. Plus, there is the little cute Bella that just made the book sweet.

P1060629With the action, I couldn’t put the book down and I felt like I was there, trying to run away with the characters and help them out. Each time Luke got one more memory made my heart full of happiness, and each time Luke, Jen and Bella interacted was so much fun and got me so excited.

Despite all the drama, the past and the running away, it it wasn’t all fast paced moments, there were some sweet, slower, daily routine scenes that were a good balance to the jumping, running, fighting, fearing parts of the plot. And that equilibrium took the book to another level. Then again, it had that suspense and military aspect and if the book didn’t have a bit of action, it would be disappointing.

Andrea did an amazing job with now only the descriptions but also with the suspense aspect. She took us on a journey and left us sometimes unsure with whom the Luke and Jen should trust. Until the very end there were twists and turns that left me curious about the future.

P1060748Another aspect I liked in this book was the technology, it gave the book a different depth and not only did it gave the plot an all new path, but it also created suspense and action. Plus… Imagine what other things could happen if other soldiers turned out like Luke, and end up hardwired? I would pay to read any book if Andrea Bills every writes other books in this “fictional” world. Nevertheless, I’m very happy with this one as it is.

I’m happy I volunteered to read this book and reviewed it, because it was one of my favorites military romances I have read in a while. Now I hope she gets to give Dean and Kip their own books, because I was quite intrigued by them. Also… all those information in the end… and the possibility for more… I have no idea if this will turn it to a series, but no matter what you can count on seeing reviews of Andrea’s other books (past and future books).


Giveaway

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Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers on this blog tour, from excerpts to guest posts, interviews and reviews, you can find it all on the other blog posts.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Reviews, Uncategorized

“Common Ground” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are ready for this new week. I’m trying to get posts ready, but it’s never easy because I have my family here and I always end up doing other things. Anyway… I’m here for a review and I hope you check out this book.

Common Ground“, written by Alicia Best, is a Contemporary Romance novella, released this September.

I want to thank Alicia to the ARC in exchange for my honest review. It was a quick and sweet romance to read.


Blurb

41809483When Maddie Lee is forced to deal with a businessman she despises from the get-go, she is determined to stand her ground.

Adrian Knight has always had a high opinion of himself, for the simple reason that in the mirror, he only sees perfection, unaware of how unattractive this makes him to all but the most superficial of women.

But he starts to wonder if he’s met his match when he comes up against Maddie, as they are thrown into a collaboration against a new threat in Shady Piers.

Are there the beginnings of a grudging appreciating of each other, and even surprising, the rumblings of a much deeper relationship?

Don’t forget to add this book to your Goodreads TBR.

Purchase Link – Amazon


Author Bio

She’s from Florida originally and now lives up by Seneca Lake in Upstate New York. Her man and she have three dogs; two horses and they simply love it up here. She loves Nicholas Sparks, Elizabethtown, Carly Simon, Love Actually and anything romantic.

Social Media – Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook


My Review

This is the first book of Alicia Best that I have ever read and it’s part of a series. It was a quick book since it was a novella, but it still had a good pace although I would love more, but that’s always something that I wish for when I read a short book. I want more because I’m curious about the characters. Nevertheless, I like this book.

20180917_114507The characters were interesting. I liked that it was in the first person POV, since it was a novella that helped me stay connected and understand them because they were the ones telling the story. We could understand why they felt that way and why they wanted hat they wanted and did what they did.

Although that beginning wasn’t what I was expected, and that happened with the rest of the story. It was a good thing, the unexpected made the book refreshing and it was a good touch that complemented the bit of mystery that was presented. Plus it made the story intriguing and not just another romantic novella.

It was sweet and clean and I appreciate that since I like to just rest from erotic romances for a bit. And although I love all types of romances, the ones like this book are a breath of fresh air after reading a lot of full hotness steam books. And we always have to have balance in our life. So I was very thankful when I read this book.

In terms of plot it had the classic elements of a good story. The billionaire that gets what he wants and the hard working, strong woman… Although… I’m always in need of more pages no matter if it’s a short book or a a 500 page book, and of course I would love to read more about them and see more development, but for the amount of pages the plot didn’t felt short to me.

It all had from beginning to end a good amount of moments that were surprising, wow, sweet, dramatic, funny and over all entertaining.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Take Me, I’m Yours” Review

Hello Friends!

I thought I would have more time to schedules the posts I need for this weekend since I was at the wedding and I knew I would get home late and be very tired to do anything but get ready to bed and sleep. Thankfully I’m still able to share the review on the date I had plan to. Sorry it’s this late, but I do hope you guys like it and the pics, and I hope you go check out this book.

I’m here for the blog tour of Lizzie Lamb‘s “Take Me, I’m Yours“. This is a contemporary romance release on 24th July 2018.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lizzie for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Take Me I'm Yours


Blurb

Take Me I'm Yours - TMIY front cover 800pxIndia Buchanan plans to set up an English-Style bed and breakfast establishment in her great-aunt’s home, MacFarlane’s Landing, Wisconsin. But she’s reckoned without opposition from Logan MacFarlane whose family once owned her aunt’s house and now want it back. MacFarlane is in no mood to be denied. His grandfather’s living on borrowed time and Logan has vowed to ensure the old man sees out his days in their former home. India’s great-aunt has other ideas and has threatened to burn the house to the ground before she lets a MacFarlane set foot in it. There’s a story here. One the family elders aren’t prepared to share. When India finds herself in Logan’s debt, her feelings towards him change. However, the past casts a long shadow and events conspire to deny them the love and happiness they both deserve. Can India and Logan’s love overcome all odds? Or is history about to repeat itself?

Purchase Link Amazon

For the duration of the blog tour – Take Me, I’m Yours will be downloadable for 99p.


Author Bio

Take Me I'm Yours - Lizzie Lamb AuthorAfter teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided to pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed by Boot Camp Bride. She went on to publish Scotch on the Rocks, which achieved Best Seller status within two weeks of appearing on Amazon and her next novel, Girl in the Castle, reached #3 in the Amazon charts. Lizzie is a founder member of indie publishing group – New Romantics Press, and has co-hosted author events at Aspinall, St Pancras and Waterstones, Kensington, talking about the research which underpins her novels. Lizzie latest romance Take Me, I’m Yours is set in Wisconsin, a part of the USA which she adores. She has further Scottish-themed romances planned and has just returned from a tour of the Scottish Highlands in her caravan researching men in kilts. What’s not to like? As for the years she spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste. She is building a reputation as a go-to speaker on indie publishing, and how to plan, write, and publish a debut novel. Lizzie lives in Leicestershire (UK) with her husband, David.

She loves to hear from readers, so do get in touch . . .

Social Media Links – Amazon | Facebook | Email | Website | Newsletter | Linked In | Goodreads | Pinterest | Twitter


My Review

P1060598This is the first book of Lizzie Lamb that I have read. Although after seeing the cover I got the feeling I was picking up a old fashion book that you would see when you would get your newspaper (at least new I was a kid I remember covers like that), but still, that unusual aspect didn’t persuade me to turn around. I went and read the blurb. After reading it as was intrigued.

It was an amazingly written story with a Romeo and Juliet touch, with the “war” between the two families… Well, between India’s great-aunt and Logan’s grandfather. And behind all that there is a motive. So the book follows India Buchanan and Logan MacFarlane the new generation that was pushed into this families feud.

P1060727From the very first page I was hooked. I wanted to know how could two families be at war, and why… plus, I wanted to know how would India and Logan turn things around. I knew they would change things, it’s a romance book after all, but we never know what an author can bring us in a story, or when the characters will start to change and develop.

This book gave us those turns, gave us twist… It invited us to reading more pages with the prospect of knowing more about the feud, or about India and Logan’s feelings. It made us jump into the story because of the description that made us feel like we are a part of the plot and living in the place and being a part of the community.

P1060599The relationships between all the characters made me laugh, sigh and get my adrenaline pumping. I love that there was emotional moments, funny ones too and definitely all the obstacles in the way. The all gave the book a good platform for all the events that were happening as they plot went. It was a good balance and made the history have a different strength and meaning to the events in the present.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews, Uncategorized

“The Holiday Cruise” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing great. At this moment I’m getting prepared for the wedding so this is a post I schedule for you guys.

I bring you guys a review of “The Holiday Cruise“, written by Victoria Cooke, which is a contemporary romance release last year, 15th September 2017, that’s why today is the book birthday blitz.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

The Holiday Cruise


Blurb

The Holiday Cruise CoverAs if it weren’t enough to be cheated on by her husband of ten years, Yorkshire lass Hannah Davis is losing her beauty salon business too. Luckily, her big sister is there to pick up the pieces, but Hannah is desperate to find some independence.

Impulsively, Hannah applies for a spa job…on a cruise ship! Christmas in the Caribbean, springtime in the Mediterranean, what’s not to like? But, despite being in her thirties, Hannah has never done anything on her own before, and she’s terrified.

As the ship sets sail, Hannah has never been further from home…or closer to discovering who she is and who she wants to be.

Purchase Links mybook.to/TheHolidayCruise


Author Bio

Victoria Cooke ImageVictoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016

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My Review

P1060749This is the first book I’m reading of Victoria and it was the perfect book for the end of Summer. I really want to travel more in the future and I would love to go on a Cruise so this was great, because it gave me that little taste of traveling, even though it’s only in the books pages.

Hannah was such a relatable character and I would love to have a sister whom I have the kind of character Hannah has with her big sister. But… I only have a younger brother that I love very much. Nevertheless, that bit of sisterly love and connection was awesome and  made the characters sound real to me.

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Working on a Cruise most bring some challenges, so it was great to follow Hannah new path in working on a cruise. And the pace of the story helped us stay glued to the book and understand the live Hannah now has.

It was a fun book that made me dream about going on this kind of adventure and just enjoy sunbathing. I totally recommend this book to everyone that wants a bit of sunshine and fun times in their cold autumn/winter days.

 


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Promo Post: “The Craft Room”

Hello Friends!

P1060715I hope you are all doing great this lovely morning. I have been waking up a lot early that usual, but that just means I have more time to work on posts before going on with the day and visit my family.

Today I bring you a promo post for a book called “The Craft Room“, written by Dave Holwill. This is a Crime Fiction / Black Comedy book released on 14th August 2017. So… let me tell you some useful information about this book and that way you guys can go get it.

The Craft Room


Blurb

NewCraftRoomSylvia Blackwell is tired. Her grandchildren are being kept away from her, and the expected inheritance that might finally get her middle-aged son to move out has failed to materialise – thanks to her mother’s cat. It is becoming increasingly difficult to remain composed. On a romantic clifftop walk for her 47th Wedding Anniversary, an unexpected opportunity leads to a momentous decision that will irretrievably change the course of her life. The Craft Room is a darkly comic tale of sex, crepe paper, murder and knitting in a sleepy Devon town, with a ‘truly original’ premise and genuinely jaw-dropping moments. What would you do if unexpectedly freed from bondage you never knew you were in? How would your children cope? How far would you go to protect them from an uncomfortable truth? You can only push a grandmother so far…

Purchase Link Amazon UK


Author Bio

AuthorHeadShotDave Holwill was born in Guildford in 1977 and quickly decided that he preferred the Westcountry – moving to Devon in 1983 (with some input from his parents).
After an expensive (and possibly wasted) education there, he has worked variously as a postman, a framer, and a print department manager (though if you are the only person in the department then can you really be called a manager?) all whilst continuing to play in every kind of band imaginable on most instruments you can think of.

His debut novel, Weekend Rockstars, was published in August 2016 to favourable reviews and his second The Craft Room (a very dark comedy concerning death through misadventure) came out in August 2017. He is currently in editing hell with the third.

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P1060658I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

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“Buck Wild” Review

Hello Friends!

Like I promised, I’m here today for a review of this awesome book called “Buck Wild”, that I finished reading yesterday during the plane ride.

P1060740Buck Wild” was just released today and it was written by two brilliant authors that got together to write book under a pen-name, Kinley Cole. I had the pleasure to be a part of the family and help them out with promoting this book, which I was happy to do.

Is was a quick romance novella, a second change for two loving characters.

I want to thank Kinley Cole, the two lovely authors that created this amazing book, for giving me a chance to honestly review the book.


Blurb

Buck WildBuck Dawson

Five years ago, Dakota was so close to being mine. Until she left.

Now she’s back, bringing with her every feeling I’ve harbored for her.

But I couldn’t have her then, and I can’t have her now. Because, not only is she my best friend Jack’s little sister…

She’s engaged to another man.

Dakota Jenkins

Seeing him again after five years brings every submerged emotion I feel for him and every sizzling thought crashing to the surface.

P1060738.JPGComing home after calling off my engagement is hard, but the moment I lay eyes on Buck, I know home isn’t just a place; it’s a feeling. And Buck is home to me. Always has been.

He’s also completely off limits being my older brother’s best friend. Jack would kill us if he thought there was something going on again between Buck and me.

But we never followed the rules back then, so why start now?

Buck Wild is a 17,000 word, fast-paced novella, packed with ooey-gooey goodness and a whole lotta heat. This story contains strong language and explicit mature content.

Don’t forget to add “Buck Wild” to your Goodreads TBR.

You can get the book on Amazon.


My Review

P1060739My goodness!… I don’t even know where to start with this review. Maybe let me tell you all how much I loved this book: I… LOVE… THIS… BOOK!!! I really did. I always love second chance romances, and this had a sweet story besides all the hotness. It was the kind of novella that makes me happy to read because it wasn’t a insta-love book, it was a well written second chance.

P1060734Dakota, Kota as Buck calls her, is close to my age so in some ways I can relate to her. She determinate, strong, independent woman. Then there is hot, sweet and honest Buck, the bar owner and Jack’s best friend. The fact that they had a past together and knew each other well was something I loved in the plot.

I also liked that Jack, Dakota’s protective brother, was in the way, but despite that, they still were attracted and keep going back to one another. That aspect shows how much they love each other and how that love is stronger, because it stayed alive after the years they were apart.

P1060735.JPGAnd the ending was perfectly fine with me. I loved the book from beginning to end, that’s it. Since it was a novella, the storyline is quicker and I quite like that in this case because of the characters and their past together. I was excited about it, but I loved it even more that I already knew I would. If that’s even possible.

I totally recommend the book. If you want to go on a hot ride with amazing characters that love each other, and do that in a speedy journey, then this is the novella for you.


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Love,

Jess

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“The Pretender” Review

Hello Friends!

First post of my vacation days in France. I bring you a review of a lovely royal book. I may be away most times so my reviews may end up being scheduled if I can. But today I’m write the post and getting it to you guys early.

Written by Katie Ward, “The Pretender” is a YA/NA Contemporary Fiction , released today, the 12th September 2018.

Happy Release day, Katie!

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Katie for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

The Pretender


Blurb

The Pretender CoverFrance 2000: Two babies are born on the same day just two hours apart – but to very different lives. Isabella is a Princess and heir to the French throne, while Sophia is born into a life of poverty and abuse at the hands of her father. At the age of 18, Sophia runs away from home. That same night, Isabella is also fleeing from the burden of her royal life when she finds Sophia slumped at the palace gates. Amazed by how alike they look, Isabella proposes a daring plot – to exchange their lives for one week. 
‘The Pretender’ is an emotionally intense and compelling story of friendship, love and the strange power of destiny.

Purchase Link – Amazon UK


Author Bio

P1060607Katie Ward always knew she wanted to write for a living. However, she was told by her careers advisor that “it might be more appropriate for you to work in a shop”. When Katie didn’t get the grades she needed to get into college, she negotiated a three month trial. After successfully completing the course she secured a place at her first choice university to study Journalism.

After realising she wanted to be an author, Katie moved to Dublin where she worked her way up from receptionist to Executive Assistant at Merrill Lynch. Katie continued to write in her spare time, submitting her short story into the “Do the Write Thing” competition being run by Irish TV show ‘Seoige and O’Shea’. This story was originally written when Katie was 14 after she was inspired by an article in her favourite teen magazine. Katie was the only non-Irish author selected to have her story published in an anthology of the same name which reached 19 in the Irish Best sellers List. Katie was also shortlisted for a competition judged by MAN Booker Prize winning author Roddy Doyle which was run by Metro Eireann newspaper.

Katie currently lives in Devon with her cat (aka ‘Her Royal Fluffiness’) where she sings in a community choir and has recently taken up Archery. Katie’s favourite author has been Roald Dahl since she was a child as she loves the dark edge he brings to his books. On the flip side though, Katie loves Disney, magic, unicorns and a good rom com film at the cinema with her friends.

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My Review

P1060606This is the first book I’m reading that has that classic changing identities with other, in a Princess and the Pauper modern take. And the fact that I’m in France at the moment I’m writing this review, and the fact that this is a return French royal family in a way, just made me laugh now that I think about it.

I quite liked that friendship was an important value in this book, and that there is that underlining message of the consequences of our actions. The fact that this is a YA and NA novel, I think was a perfect message. I may be a young adult, early twenties, but I have seen the young generations and even my generation not deal well with consequences, because they don’t think about that and the effects of their actions. So I like that touch, both friendship and consequences.

P1060678I also like all the journey in the plot. This take of the Royal family because it’s in today’s technological modern world, it’s something I quite like. I love reading books with the (fictional) royal family of the modern world and I haven’t read that many books with that theme so I was quite intrigued by this book.

Then, like I said in the beginning, this is a Princess and the Pauper type of book. The princess, Isabella, that dreams of freedom to explore Paris and the world and the pauper, Sophia, who wants to have a better life. And of course, once they meet, Isabella is the one that suggests the switch.

Reading about their lives before and during the switch made me connect with them and be hopefully for the time they would switch back and have, the lives they wanted, but now with a better understanding of the world and their abilities and strength. That was what I was hoped for, and that was what I got.

P1060638Of course, as the adventure begins as soon as the switch happens, we get drama and panic. That was expected too. The fact that it happens in the modern world made their actions and the naivety of their reason for the switch have another meaning and have a different impact. Contrary to the classic tales and all the movies that have that theme, were isn’t a control like they are expecting and it didn’t happen like they want.

It was a great book that even though it talked about important subjects, it still had that fairy tale feel, and I recommend it to everyone so you guys can find out if their lives end up like expected or if it’s unexpected but what they needed.


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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess