Blog Tour, Fantasy, Reviews

“Awa and the Dreamrealm” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this Tuesday. I’m doing good and enjoy this last month of 2019. I have so many plans still, and I do hope I can get things done. I have reviews to write and post, some of books I read last year, so you guys will probably will be seeing more reviews this lovely December.

Today I bring you a review of another book of an author I have already talked about in this blog, since I read a book of hers before, you may remember it, but if you don’t you can check out the review here: Fishing for Māui.

Awa and the Dreamrealm“, written by Isa Pearl Ritchie, is the First Book in Dreamweavers Series, a Fantasy novel published on 1st November 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Isa Pearl Ritchie for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Awa and the Dreamrealm


Synopsis

Awa and the Dreamrealm CoverWhat if dreams are more real than waking life?

Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life. 

She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm.

At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa’s daily struggles but something is not right… Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

Isa Pearl Ritchie_15

Isa Pearl Ritchie is a New Zealand writer. As a child, she loved creating imaginary worlds. She has completed a PhD on food sovereignty in Aotearoa. Her second novel, Fishing for Māui, was selected as one of the top books of 2018 in the New Zealand Listener and was a finalist in the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2019. Awa and the Dreamrealm is her first book for young people.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website


My Review

This is the second book of Isa Pearl Ritchie and as with the first book I read I was quite amazed with the story. And let’s be honest… this cover is amazing! When I saw the author’s name I recognized it and I was already excited about the novel, then I saw the cover and I was even more excited.

This is the first novel in a new series and of course a lot of this world is still being uncover, but this start was so good. I love the world so far, all the details and the cultural references that made me want to know more about New Zealand, and even visit it.

In this novel we follow Awa, a girl with an amazing ability, and I could feel empathy for her. Of course as we follow her daily life and all the things that happened with her being in a new school that made everything real, and that also made us relate to her, despite the fantasy element and her abilities that gave us the otherworldly and fantastical adventure. Speaking of fantasy, I absolutely loved it!… because it’s connected with dreams and a dream world that I really want to learn more about, and wished I could go on adventures there too. I guess I have to be content with living that journey by reading the story.

That been said, I loved the Dreamrealm and getting to know the characters with whom Awa interacts. Also, I loved the those interactions, they gave us the opportunity to understand the characters and the dynamics of their relationships.

Another thing that I liked were the descriptions, they made everything more interesting and alive, and with the pace the story had, it was a fun story to read.

Overall, I loved this books and I’m very curious to know what will happen next in the story. Plus, since this was the second book I read of this author, it was quite amazing to see some similar elements, that I think are part of Isa Pearl Richie’s culture and knowledge.


Giveaway

For a chance to Win 1 x kindle copy of Awa and the Dreamrealm Click Here.

(International)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide 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 Rachel’s Random Resources reserves 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 Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to 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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, 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, Reviews

“Watch Over” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Wednesday. Today I bring you a review that I read last year.

Watch Over“, written by Amy Reece, is the first novel in The DeLuca Family series, published on July 11th 2017 by Limitless Publishing LLC.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Amy Reece, via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

cover151260-medium.pngMelanie Blythe has a house, a career, and a cat. She doesn’t need a man.

But she isn’t the only one who’s noticed the gorgeous cop down the street. When her faithless cat prances home from the cop’s house with a note tucked in his collar, it might be the beginning of something beautiful…or it might be Melanie’s death warrant.

Detective Finn DeLuca is stuck at home recovering from a hit-and-run accident, and has plenty of time to wonder about the woman two doors down. There’s something mysterious about the beautiful brunette, and he’s determined to get to know her.

But someone else has other plans.

As the two grow closer, someone is watching—and waiting. Sooner or later, their chance will come.

And the two lovebirds will never see it coming.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She believes red wine, coffee, and chocolate are the elixirs of life and lead to great inspiration or possible great delusion. She is the author of The Seeker Series and The Way to Her Heart. Stay tuned for her newest book, Watch Over, a contemporary romantic suspense novel coming Summer 2017.

Social Media Links: Website | Blog | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter | Wattpad


My Review

This is the first book I have read of Amy Reece’s, so it was a discovering of a new-to-me author and since it’s just the start of a series, I’m curious to know what else is going to happen next in this world and with the characters that are going to follow.

Nevertheless, this novel was quite entertaining. I read it during my trip to France, and it was a fun book and story to read while passing my time at the airport and the flight. It made me curious, sometimes laugh even, other times I was like “Hum, what is going on?” or “Why is this happening?”, as in, I wanted to know more about the story and the characters, and I wanted to know the storyline process and even if I was right or wrong in my thoughts.

I loved Finn more than I loved Mel. Still I could understand her and relate a bit with her, which was good because that made me keep my attention on what was going on and trying to uncover the secrets and being more open to keep learning about the characters life, past and aspirations and wishes.

Anyway, Finn was amazing with is patience and kindness, and I want to keep him, unfortunately he’s taken, by Mel… Oh well… There still is more to come. Speaking of “more to come”, I’m curious about the DeLuca family, because this introduction was good and made me interested in keep reading more of the series, when a get to read the next book. Their interaction reminded me of my family, because it felt real.

Overall, I enjoyed the plot and that it had that suspense as well as the romance, because that makes me think and I feel that adds an element of drama and unknowing that is fun for me when I’m reading a book, especially one that is the start of a new-to-me series. Although, I had many suspicions and ideas about the mystery, it was still fun to see if I was right and where the author would take the story.

That been said, I’ll be waiting to see what more is Amy Reece going to write about and I have added the other books to my TBR because I need to know what will happen next with the DeLuca family.


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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Zed” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this week, so far, because I’m certainly getting better.

Today I bring you a review of a book from a new-to-me author. To those that don’t know I’m a part of the reviewer on BookSirens website, and there I have found many authors whose books I have now added to my TBR list. This is one of the books, whose author I found thanks to that website.

Enjoy my review, and I hope you also give a chance to this book.

Zed“, written by MV Ellis, is a Contemporary Romance, first book in the Rough Ink Series, published on June 29th 2019 by Hot Tree Publishing.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to MV Ellis, via BookSirens. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

45554999._SY475_Secrets from his past have scarred his heart. Can he trust her enough to learn to love again?

In the eyes of the law, I’d atoned for the secrets of my past, but in my heart, I knew the debt I owed was too big to ever be repaid. I didn’t ask for forgiveness, because I knew I wasn’t worthy of it. Guilt weighed me down and scarred my heart.

If it wasn’t for my art, I’d probably be dead. The truth was, I had nothing else to live for. Or so I thought until Octavia Douglas came breezing unexpectedly into the picture.

Sexy, stubborn, and smart enough to know better than to throw her future away on a guy like me, Vivi made me question everything I thought I already knew. I suddenly craved the happy ever after I’d never dared dream of, and knew I didn’t deserve.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.

Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a ‘WAG’, and her experiences inspire her writing.

Ellis’ love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.

An avid reader, Ellis always knew that she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017.

She has continued to expand the Heartless Few series beyond Catching London, with releases planned through to 2020. In addition, she has launched a new four-part series, Rough Ink series, set in the sexy world of a New York tattoo studio. Expect the same sexy badass guys, angst galore, witty banter, scorching bedroom scenes, and kickass sassy women; but with a whole new world, and cast of characters to get to know and love. Zed, the first book in the series launched in June 2019.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | BookBub | Goodreads | Facebook | Amazon


My Review

This is the first book I have read of MV Ellis and I quite enjoyed it for many reasons I will say in this review, but one thing I can say already is that I have her other novels on my TBR as of right now and I can’t way to read them and understand more of her writing style and “magic”.

Zed” is a contemporary romance novel, and I always love a good and fun contemporary romance story, because it always takes me to some city/town/country that I have never visit (or never will, when we are talking about places that are fictional), and then there is the characters, that if done well, will be so realistic I end up feeling as if I’m part of their group, or even family.

In this story we get to met the two main characters, Zed and Vivi, and although they are very different and have different lives and jobs, they end up getting together thanks to an adolescent and a crazy (and funny, to me) event. By following them we learn more about other characters, mainly Zed’s coworkers, that to be honest I’m quite intrigued by and I can’t wait for them to have their own books (hopefully).

Firstly, I loved getting to know Zed and Vivi. I had fun with them, even with some cliches – that I don’t even care because, sometimes, even my life is an ongoing rollercoaster of cliches, so it’s good that I’m not the only one. I had fun with Zed and Vivi because of not only their interactions, but also their thoughts. And understanding their past as well as their family was something that made me feel close to them.

Secondly, Zed is a tattoo artist. I love tattoos (I even got two done!) and I have so much respect for the amazing and hard working artist in that industry. This curiosity that I have for tattoos makes me get really excited when I found a book that has a character that has tattoos or is a tattoo artist.

I was laughing and occasionally I was sad, and going through the motions with the characters was one of the things I absolutely loved. Especially since I read it will I was sick and in bed, and I need a story that just took my mind of the real world and take me on an adventure that was fun. That’s what I felt while reading this novel.

This is the first novel in the series, so we are introduced to the world, to the characters that are part of the group, and to the feel of the all series. That been said, it’s just the beginning and there are so much to learn and to uncover that I can’t wait to learn more of what the author will give us.

Overall, I enjoyed it and if you didn’t get my excitement, I will say it again, I can’t wait for the next book in this world and series. If that doesn’t mean I recommend the book, I don’t know what it means.


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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, 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, Fantasy, Reviews

“The White & Gold People” Review

Hello Friends!

I know I have been away, I’ve been sick for the past couple of weeks and it’s been hell since I can’t sleep well. Anyway, I’m getting better so let’s hope I get back to posting reviews, at least today I bring you one!

The White & Gold People“, written by Segun Starchild, is the first novel of the a urban fantasy series published on the 5th August 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Segun Starchild for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The White & Gold People

 


Synopsis

The white and gold coverA dress causes a huge debate across the world as some see it as black and blue and others see it as white and gold. The white and gold people suddenly start to get even stranger visions and develop super human abilities making the black and blue people seem old and inadequate. The government try to quarantine and control their power but the white and gold people react setting the stage for a war between the rival groups.

Purchase Links: Website | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Lulu

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


Author Bio

Segun Starchild is a writer whose previous works include ‘Black Egyptians’, ‘The Capability Test’ & ‘Kamun vs. Leviathan’. He is a self confessed seeker of ‘The Truth’ and has a great hunger to know the mysteries of life. He has studied the esoteric mysteries of great sages to gain a reputable amount of wisdom and has the blessing of taking a journey through life with confidence and true knowledge of self and kind. He hails from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and is for the unification of the African continent. Segun currently lives in London, working in IT Development and Support and the director of Akasha Publishing Ltd.

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


My Review

First of all, as soon as I read the synopsis of this novel I got a big smile on my face, because I could remember of the even that divided the world, all thanks to a particular (white-gold/black-blue) dress. I was one of those that saw it as white and gold, no idea about you guys, but message me about it. Anyway, when I saw that this was a story inspire about that event, I thought it was funny and interesting and I really wanted to know how the author was going to explain what happened in terms of the fantasy and fiction elements that he was incorporating in this alternative world and time line.

Since I was one of those that saw the white and gold, I felt even more invested in the story as I uncover the secrets and follow the White and Gold People in this storyline. It was quite a brilliant idea from the author and I was intrigued from page one.

We met plenty of characters that are very refreshing and interesting, and the subject that are talked about, besides the superpowers and the government action and the way society views those that are different that the ‘normality’, made me think. There was a sense of freedom for me when reading this book and thinking about the Goldies.

One thing I enjoyed was the portrait of relationships and the interactions between Goldies and Blueys. I quite liked seeing the cultural change and the way people deal with events and try to follow a new path after something major happen. It talks about a lot of things that are part of being human, our feelings (love, hate, fear, insecurities, …), our responsibilities, our freedom, our safety… Yes, there are sex scenes, there are battle scenes… That’s also part of our present and our reality, it has always been a part of us, why wouldn’t it make an appearance in this story?

Overall, I love the concept of the story and the thought provoking aspects in it, as well as the pace that may have started slow but kept climbing, never letting go of my mind, and by grabbing my attention it allows me to enjoy each page and each unexpected scene in a very enjoyable and fun way, that made me feel as if I was part of the plot as a character instead of just a outsider looking in.

One thought that this book left me with was: Maybe I should own my Goldie side and enjoy life. Are you a Goldie or a Bluey?

Do I recommend this novel? If you like Urban fantasies, and are intrigued about the all dress craziness, as well as want to see where the author took that idea… then I recommend it, but be open minded, be curious and get ready.


Giveaway

For a chance to Win a T-Shirt, in the colours of the dress, in either white and gold or blue and black Click Here.

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

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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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, 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, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: “Wild Sky”

Hello Friends!

I haven’t done one of these Cover Reveal posts in a while, but today I bring you one from an author that you may recognize.

Wild Sky“, written by Lexi Rees, is the second book in The Relic Hunters Series. And I have read and reviewed book one if you want to know more about the series: “Eternal Seas” Review.

Wild Sky - Cover Reveal


Synopsis

IMG_7736After delivering the pearl, Finn and Aria thought life would return to normal.

But with the survival of the clans still in peril, they must continue their quest.

Can they find the next relic before the forces of evil?

Not everyone is who they appear to be

And time is running out …

Pre-order Link: Amazon

 

 


Author Bio

Lexi Rees writes action packed adventures for children. The first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award.

She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children, and as well as an active programme of school visits and other events, she has published a Creative Writing Skills workbook, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities. 

In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.

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


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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, 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

“Hunter’s Force” Review

Hello Friends!

A friend recently told me I was on fire in the blog, which is funny because I’m not posting as much as I have done before, but apparently for him, I’m posting a lot. Nevertheless, knowing that someone that knows me for years, is following my blog makes me smile. So, M, if you are reading this… Thank you!

Now, back to the topic. I bring you another review of a book that is part of a series, so if you don’t know the author or the series, I recommend you go check out my other reviews and recommend you to read the books since they are amazing.

Hunter’s Force“, written by Val Penny, is the third book in The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries, a crime novel published on 4th April 2019 by Crooked Cat Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Val Penny for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Hunters Force


Synopsis

Hunters Force CoverHunter by name – Hunter by nature.

Can DI Hunter Wilson keep Edinburgh safe when he is the hunted?

Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is woken in the early hours of the morning by a call from his son. Cameron’s flatmate was murdered. Why would anybody want to kill a young woman recently arrived in the city?

Hunter must call in the new Major Incident Team (MIT) to lead the investigation due to the reorganisation of police services. Hunter’s ability to be involved, however, is put in severe doubt when someone from his past decides to take revenge on him. He goes missing, and his team have no idea where to look for him. Who would want to stop Hunter in his tracks?

Meanwhile, Hunter’s team must work closely with the MIT, with or without him, to solve the murder in this taut crime thriller. 

Purchase Link: Amazon


Author Bio

Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her crime novels, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ Hunter’s Revenge and Hunter’s Force are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Crooked Cat Books. The fourth book in the series, Hunter’s Blood, follows shortly.

Social Media Links: Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter


My Review

I love standalone novels, but there is something about series that just makes me so happy for some reason, maybe it’s because of the possibility of more books to read in that world or about that characters. And in the case of this series, The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries, I love that it’s a series because of the next book I know I will get a chance to read, because of a lot of other aspects that I will talk next.

So, as you can probably guess, this isn’t the first book I’m reading of this author and the series, I have read the previous books and I was so excited about this novel because I wanted to see what was DI Hunter Wilson up to and what kind of situation would he be put through.

I won’t talk abut my thoughts on Hunter because I have read the other novels and with each one there are changes. Time goes on and of course that if real people change when they have to deal with certain problems, why wouldn’t a character in a book. Val Penny really put reality in her storytelling and gives us an amazing group of characters (good and bad guys), not just the ones that were already part of the series, as well as the new one that have grace us with their presence.

The mystery, the excitement and the descriptions… Everything just makes each scene and each moment of uncovering the truth so much fun and real. I’m always surprised with the plot, it’s thrilling and intriguing to me and I love to try and figure out things. And there is revenge and… crimes, murder… things happen.

Like the previous books, it was a really interesting story, original and complex. The author is able to transport us to this dark world that reminds me of a TV series I once watched and can’t remember the name; what I do remember is the fact that it captivated me and it had this same dark aura of mystery around it. Honestly, I loved that and that’s one of the reasons I also love this book, because I could visualize what was happening and see the surroundings of this novel in my mind, as if watching TV or recalling some memory. That is one of Val Penny’s power in her writing style.

I really have to stay away from giving out information, but I loved it and I really recommend the series, not just this one, because although you would understand the novel by it’s one, I truly believe that by reading the books in order you would understand even more Hunter and his actions, as well as the entire world system and police force.

If crime and mystery novels are your thing, then you really have to give this series a chance. I highly recommend it and if you do read the series, I hope you have as much fun as I have had so far. And I cannot wait to reread it in a couple of month or maybe years, because I’m sure I will find some connections that I have missed.


Giveaway

For a chance to win a .mobi or PDF of Hunter’s Force by Val Penny CLICK HERE.

(Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide 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 Rachel’s Random Resources reserves 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 Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, 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

“Saving Grace” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a review by an author whose work I have read before and loved it.

Saving Grace” written by Jess B. Moore, is the forth book in her Fox River series, and you know the author’s name because I read and review the other three books in the series: “The Guilt of a Sparrow”, “Fierce Grace” and “The Worth of a Penny”.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jess B. Moore for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Saving Grace


Synopsis

Saving Grace_coverBrandt Grace is trouble no matter what he says or does, always getting in his own way, and trying to prove he can do better and be better only to fall on his face.  Saving Grace follows Brandt’s unintentional fall for Lola Donovan, the previously friendly girl turned quiet ghost of a girl. They connect at rock bottom, finding an unexpected source of strength in each other. Can they find a way to leave the past behind and build a future together?

Purchase Link  – Paperback | Kindle

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


Author Bio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJess B. Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her accomplished and headstrong children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love. Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and can be read as a tie-in or stand-alone. The Worth of a Penny (sequel or stand-alone) released March 2019. Look forward to more books from Jess in the Fox River Romance series.

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My Review

If you know me and my reviews, and if you have been following what I have been reading and reviewing, you probably know the author of this book and probably remember how much I loved her previous novels in this series. That been said, of course I loved this one as well. Jess B. Moore has never disappointed me with her stories.

As soon as I started reading I know I would be an emotional mess because of past experiences with this series. The characters and their background and all their fears and dreams are so real that I can’t control myself and end up falling in love with them, and feeling like I’m part of a big family.

The fact that the characters have flaws like anyone in the real made it possible for me to feel empathy as well as really hope for them. The entire series talks about lots of topics of our society that maybe aren’t really talked about, and that aspect of this book – as well as all the others – elevates the all story because it make us think. I can see myself talking to my friends about it (if they ever listen to my recommendations), and even rereading this novel over and over again, no matter the rollercoaster of emotions.

In Saving Grace we follow Lola Donovan and Brandt Grace, the story is told in both their POV and that helps us get a better understanding of what’s going on and I love that. I love their interactions and how they get to know one another better, because let’s be honest, I live in a small town, and we know everyone and their mothers and still we don’t really know each other, despite having been in school together for years when we were kids. People grow up, live gives them good and bad moments, we learn we suffer and we enjoy the happiness we have, and we change… because that happens!

That been said, yes, Lola and Brandt knew each other, but things change and it was good to see them discover things about each other and the relationship developing more than just two people that have always known each other and have physical attraction. So for me, it was fun to see the relationship grow.

And let me just say, on a funny note, I love tattoos so I wish I could really see Brandt’s artwork. I think that was really important to him, and I just wish I could see him at work.

Overall, I loved this book just as much as I did the previous one in the series. It was fun, emotional, thought provoking and in a good pace. I do recommend this novel, as well as the others, because although this book can be read as a standalone I suggest you read the three other books to get a full experience on the series and on Jess B. Moore’s writing.


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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 I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“Until We Meet Again” Review

Hello Friends!

Happy Saturday! I took some time from writing to come here and post my review of a book I read in the past month and that I hope I get to reread again, but I will explain that in the review.

Until We Meet Again“, written by Rosemary Goodacre, is a Historical WW1 novel published on 31st October 2019 by Hera.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rosemary Goodacre for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Until We Meet Again


Synopsis

Until We Meet Again CoverThe Great War drove them apart – but love kept them together

Summer 1914: Shy young woman, Amy Fletcher, lives a quiet life in Sussex. An office worker, she lives at home, along with her parents and spirited younger brother, Bertie. But her life is transformed when she meets handsome young man, Edmond Derwent, son of one of the wealthiest families in the small town of Larchbury, and student at Cambridge University.

The couple are falling deeply in love when war breaks out and, eager to do his duty for England, Edmond signs up as an officer. The couple plan to be wed, eager to start a new life together – but their happiness is short-lived when Edmond is sent to Flanders to lead his men into battle. Amy trains as a VAD nurse and is soon sent to France, where she sees the true horror of war inflicted on the brave young men sent to fight.

Separated by war, Edmond and Amy share their feelings through emotional letters sent from the front line. But when Edmond is critically wounded at Ypres, their love faces the biggest test of all – can their love stay strong while the world around them is crumbling?

A romantic, emotional saga set in WW1 – readers of Rosie Goodwin, Katie Flynn and Val Wood will be captivated by this story of love.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo


About the Author

Rosemary Goodacre has previously worked in computing and teaching. She has had short stories published and a novella, A Fortnight is not Enough.

Her father’s family came from continental Europe and she loves travelling.
She enjoys country walking, bridge and classical music. She lives with her husband in Kent, England.

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My Review

In the last couple of years I have found a love for Historical novels and I have been opening myself to read WWI and WWII novels since I know there are a lot of amazing books and authors out there that write about that time period. So far I have enjoyed the stories I have read. “Until We Meet Again” is one of those.

There are story that as soon as I finish them I know I will reread them again in the future. Some because I know a lot have escape my attention (in case of crime and mystery novels) and others is because of how exciting the storytelling was. In this case, it’s because I was an emotional chaos when I read it the first time and I have no idea how tho review it despite the fact that I have taken days to let everything settle down on my mind and heart.

If you read the blurb you can already have an idea why I was emotional, but the truth, even I wasn’t prepared for every page and every moment in this story. And since I haven’t read many historical novels that happen during the Great War, and I don’t consider myself an history fanatic/nerd/expert, it was a different experience for me than for some people, I’m sure. Nevertheless, that just made me want to research more about that era.

About the characters, I loved Amy. Despite the fact that I haven’t been through a similar situation as she has, I could still feel for her, have empathy. Every moment, everything she has to do to save people and survive. And Edmond… Their relationship… It all made me so focus, I couldn’t let go of the story until I knew what would happen to them and if they would reconnect.

For me, that emotional rollercoaster as well as the intensity I felt and the curiosity that kept me focus in the story, was thanks to the authors wonderful storytelling abilities. I could visualize what she was describing and all the powerful scenes just made me get transported to that time and location.

Overall, I really do need to reread the story because it was such an amazing book with a beautiful and emotional message of love, as well as the strength of the men and women that fought for freedom and to save the life of the innocent. That been said, of course I loved it and of course I want to reexperience it again, and see it with different eyes and not blind by emotion. And I do recommend it to everyone that like this genre of books.


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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 I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, 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, Fantasy, New Releases, Reviews

“Weave of Love” Review

Hello Friends!

I bring you yet another review, this one is of a book that is part of a series I have been reading and I’m happy to be able to share my thoughts with you.

Weave of Love“, written by Rachel J. Bonner, is the third book in the Choices and Consequences series, a paranormal romance, coming of age, post-apocalyptic novel, published on 24th October 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel J. Bonner for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Weave of Love


Synopsis

Weave of Love correct frontWhat if the choice you have to make has devastating consequences for others?

How can anyone know the right thing to do?

Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.

Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?

The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence may be out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo


Author Bio

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

If you have been reading my reviews, you know I have read the previous books in this series, so I was very excited to be able to read this one as well.

“Weave of Love” continues were “Thread of Hope” left off. The world keeps on building and I loved it, as well as the characters development, that seems to never disappoint and keeps things as interesting as before.

I honestly don’t even know what to say without giving spoilers. Like I said before, this novel is part of a series, and I wouldn’t recommend you to read it unless you have read the series in order, because that way you will understand the characters actions because you know and understand their past, as well as their ideologies, needs, goals and fears.

The amazing things about this book is that the author didn’t run away from the flow of the other books. As soon as I started reading I felt like I had never left this world and this story, despite the months between the time I have read the books, I was still fully into it and curious.

Overall, I keep loving the main characters more with each book, and of course it’s always intriguing to find out new information and see what else is going to happen in a story that has us this focus. It was a job well done by Rachel J. Bonner, because she grabbed my attention each time.


Giveaway

Open International

For a chance to Win signed copies of Strand of Faith, Thread of Hope and Weave of Love, plus a selection of bookmarks, plus three MixPix acrylic photo tiles Click Here.

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Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Second Chance At The Ranch” Review

Hello Friends!

Like I said before, I’m going to try and post more reviews, and today I bring you a new review.

Second Chance At The Ranch“, written by Maxine Morrey, a contemporary romance, published on September 27th 2018 by HQ Digital.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Maxine Morrey via NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

second-chance-at-the-ranchIt’s never too late for a second chance at love in this uplifting and warm-hearted romance.

It’s never too late to find love…

When Juliet Scott falls for ruggedly handsome Pete while away travelling, she never imagines how different her life will be to that of her sister, successful and beautiful model Hero. Based on a cattle station in the vast Australian Outback, Juliet’s life is now simple, down-to earth and honest, and the perfect antidote to the chaotic celebrity lifestyle that Hero leads in the UK.

With her striking brunette hair, perfect posture, and mesmerising green eyes, it is no wonder Hero has come so far in such a superficial industry. But when tragedy strikes, Hero finds herself in the arms of her sister, recuperating from a terrible accident on the other side of the world.

With her modelling career in tatters, and her scars more than just skin deep, Juliet worries that Hero will hide behind the mask she wears forever. But does Australia have something, or someone, to offer that London never could?

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About The Author

Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten. Coming in first, she won a handful of book tokens – perfect for a bookworm!

As years went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, aswell as a book on Brighton for a Local History publisher. However, novels are what she loves writing the most. After self publishing her first novel when a contract fell through, thanks to the recession, she continued to look for opportunities.

In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’.

Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read sew and listen to podcasts. As she also likes cake she can also be found either walking or doing something vaguely physical at the gym.

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


My Review

This was the first every book I have read of Maxine Morrey and I quite enjoyed it.

Following Hero, this novel brings us to a storyline full of emotion. Not only did it have romance, it have family relationship (in this case, Hero and her sister Juliet), and since family means a lot to me, I was quite emotional about the characters’ interactions. I felt as their relationship was such an important pillar in the novel.

Speaking of the characters, I felt very invested in the characters because of how realistic they sounded, plus, once we get to meet them more and as we uncover their past and their ideal, it’s hard not to feel for them, especially Hero.

I won’t enter in any specific aspects about the plot or how the story will turn out, but I recommend the book. It had a good pace, it bring us images of Australia (a place I would love to visit) and it had drama, romance and engaging characters and scenes that made me visualize, feel as I was part of the group and was transported to that moment.

Overall, I enjoyed, and loved how it entertained me until the very end and how I hope I could read more about every character and their future.


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 or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.
I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.
Also, 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