Saturday, November 22, 2014

Icarus by Danika Stone-review



Title:Icarus
Author:Danika Stone
Genre:YA,Contemporary,Fiction
Pages:232(paperback)
Published:August 1st 2014 by Dancing Dog Productions Co.

Author’s page:http://www.danikastone.com
buy this book at:Amazon



My review:

    Tess is tired from moving almost every year. In her senior year she must moves again because her father say so, she hopes that this is for last time. Tess parents are divorced; she lives with her father, military veteran with minimal salary. Tess’s mother lives in California with her new family. First day to new school and Tess meets some guy Drew, she doesn’t like to make friendships, but destiny has another plan for her. For the teachers Tess and Drew seams as perfect partner Tess is kind of rebel girl with potential and Drew is great student. Drew will bring some freshness in Tess gray life and forgotten memories also.

    I like this book, because I’m not used to read books with violence, I deliberately avoid that kind of book, but this book was different and I’m not regretting that I read it. The author descriptions for events in book is very subtly and pleasant.

    Tess is rebel girl, she has her reasons for that, also she has a potential for be better student and girl.
Drew is perfect boy, great student and mannered, kind and supportive. Both of them are confused about their future, about what they want to be, what they want to study. It’s typical for their age, but also that was because their fathers, both of them veterans and demanding and strict.


It was interesting to read about people destiny and how everything it’s going around as perfect circle.

This book was provided by author in exchange for honest review.
My rating 4/5(great book).

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About the author:
Danika Stone is a writer of contemporary fiction with a focus
 on strong female narratives.  Her paranormal romance 
series, Intaglio,her romantic thriller,Ctrl Z and her YA 
romance Icarusare available for purchase on Amazon and at selected bookstores.  The first book in Danika's upcoming Tathagata series was selected as a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award (2013) and is currently in the editing phase. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Feature & Follow Friday #7

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Flirting with Love by Melissa Foster-review





Title: Flirting with Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Romance
Pages:300(kindle)

buy this book at: Amazon 
author's page:
http://www.melissafoster.com

My review:
         Ross is another member of Bradens family.He is veterinarian and he loves quite life without gossip and scandals.That is the reason why he doesn't date with girls in Trusty,Colorado.Ross goes in near towns to meets girls and dates with no obligations. One day in his clinic flew Elisabeth with one piglet in her hands with panic that something is wrong with the piglet doing a mess in clinic.From that moment when Ross lay his eyes on this young woman he felt delight and sparks in his heart.
      As previous books in this Brandens series this one is perfect,makes you to belive in love at first sight and in pure pleasure of romance.
I remember Ross from previous books,there he is show up little bit,but this book is for him and his love.This member as other in Bradens family is gentile,decent and good looking man,he is every woman dream.
      Elisabeth moves from LA to Trusty, Colorado and tries to fit in this small community filled with rumors.I like her and I like how she and Ross fit together.
This is another book from Melissa that I recommend to everyone who loves romance.
This book was provided by JB from Brook Cottage Books as part of book tour.
My rating 5/5(amazing book)

About the author:
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.




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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Return to Chelsey Falls by by Marianne Gowers (Inspirational Fiction/Romance)


Return to Chelsey Falls
After the death of his mother, fourteen year old, Wyatt Barnes was sent to live with his grandparents in Chelsey Falls, Washington. That summer was filled with new friends and new adventures until his life was turned upside down for a second time.
Almost ten years later, an offer to teach at the high school in Chelsey Falls, brings Wyatt back to the small town. Is he getting a second chance to make amends with Alexa, the young woman that had befriended him?
Meanwhile, Wyatt’s sudden reappearance in town sends Alexa’s life into a tailspin. Alexa can’t help but wonder if Wyatt has finally found the peace he so desperately needed. Although apprehensive about opening old wounds, Alexa knows she can’t avoid Wyatt forever. Could what started out as a crush so long ago become more than that now? Or is it just too late?
Return to Chelsey Falls is a heartwarming story of second chances and forgiveness.

Praise for the Book:
Alisa says: Good read! I enjoyed the story and the characters. The author’s description and character development allowed the reader to get into the story easily and quickly. A fabulous clean, good story about following your heart and not giving up.
Lauren says: The best part of the story for me were the characters and their development. I kept thinking it was going to be predictable but it had enough surprises and twists to feel refreshing and creative.
SStew says: Great read! I loved getting the story from two different perspectives and how it went back and forth from present to past. If you like this genre it is a great book from a first time author. I’ll look forward to her future releases.

Excerpt:
“Need any help, Lexa?”
“It’s A-lexa,” she said, dragging out the A at the beginning of her name. She threw her backpack over her shoulder, gathered her lunch and started for the junior high.
“Yeah, but I think I’ll call you Lexa.” I hurried to her side and flashed her a smile.
She shook her head, another tiny smile flickering across her face. She was cute when she was irritated.
I followed her to her locker, leaning against the one next to hers. I hadn’t made any friends yet and Lexa intrigued me. She slammed her locker shut.
“Did you need something?”
There was that irritated look again.
Lexa and I had History together after lunch. “I wanted to make sure you made it to class okay.” I thought I saw another smile as she started down the hall without answering.
“This is so nice,” I shouted into the busy hall. “Just you and me walking to class together.” She snorted, quickly covering her mouth, but not before I saw a speck of spit fly through the air.
“Real funny, Wyatt.” She laughed and her face turned bright red. I wasn’t sure if she was embarrassed by the flying spit or by the fact that she actually knew my name.
“You know my name? Have we met?”
“Maybe you haven’t noticed, but every day Mr. Kline has to say, ‘Wyatt, wake up!’”
I liked her even more. She had spunk. I laughed as we arrived at the classroom, but my laughter was cut short. I’d forgotten something. I had my soccer ball in my hands and no backpack.
“Hey, can I borrow a pencil?” I hoped she didn’t think I was a big dork, standing there with just my soccer ball.

Marianne Gowers
Author Marianne Gowers
Marianne Gowers was born in Seattle, Washington where she grew up with nine brothers and sisters. She has dreamed of writing for many years, and has finally made it a reality. She spends her days writing and editing and then editing some more. She loves bringing to life the many characters in her imagination. She enjoys writing LDS Women’s fiction, providing funny and inspiring stories, which she hopes will be appealing even to those outside her faith.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Fifth Day by Kaia Bennett sale blitz for November 17-19



The Fifth Day
by Kaia Bennett
Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Genres: ContemporaryErotica, Romance
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 Synopsis:

Justin Haas and Alyse Mosell have been best friends since they were ten years old, and more than a decade later not much has changed. After a bitter break up with her fiancé, Alyse moves in with Justin to mend her life and her broken heart. But, one night of drinking and harmless flirting soon morphs into a passion that’s been simmering under the surface for years. One of them is willing to take a chance on romance; the other is trying to take their heart and run. And it will take nothing short of a Christmas miracle to keep their friendship – and what could be love – from falling apart around them.
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Kaia Bennett is a native of New Jersey, a college graduate and U.S. Army veteran who loves music, movies, astrology, tattoos, martial arts, animals and, of course, the written word. She heard the siren call of the writer as a teenage girl, but took her sweet time answering it until she had lived and loved enough to share her work with the masses.
She is an erotic author who loves to write stories with diversity, depth, realism and viscerally hot encounters that flirt shamelessly with the taboo. A lover of all genres and a voracious reader, she aims to write stories that are transformative for her characters and readers alike.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Christmas in Snow Valley (A Christmas Romance Anthology) by Cindy Roland Anderson, Taylor Hart, Jeanette Lewis, Lucy McConnell, Kimberley Montpetit, Cami Checketts


My review:

Christmas atmosphere with snow indeed, romance, cherish and many great main characters will find in this anthology. Everything is perfect folded in such a great atmosphere of Christmas, when everybody rushes at their homes to see their family and be with them for holidays, also everybody rushes to buy presents and decorations and decorate their homes. It’s magical!
In Snow Valley, a small town in Montana everything is great and magical before and for Christmas. This anthology contains six novellas with stories which are occurring in this lovely town before and for Christmas time.
Reading this anthology I have one wish for Christmas: to go someday in Snow Valley for Christmas!


An Unexpected Kiss by Cindy Roland Anderson
To live and work in California is great thing, but is really awesome you could go in some snowy place for Christmas. Lucy lives and work in California. Every Christmas she goes in Snow Valley to spend a holiday with her family. She loves everything related with Christmas, except her mother when she pushing her to get married and to give her grandchildren. It’s not a big deal, but her mother is really persistent and she does really strange things, as made dates for Lucy with Lucy’s ex. That is a problem and could make Lucy to do crazy things…

I enjoy in every single word in this book and I’m looking forward to read something else from this author. I like calm and cheer tone and descriptions of Christmas atmosphere.

Feels Like Love by Jeanette Lewis

April goes in Snow Valley, where she was born and rise with her fiancé Scott. April’s family lives on a farm. It’s not a problem for April, but Scott is a city boy and he feels uncomfortable besides goats and cows, but that is not really big deal if Wade, April’s ex boyfriend not hangs around the farm. Wade intentions are to bring April’s memories of what they had together in the past.

In this novella I like most beginning and story till some drama had to happen. I think that short book couldn’t had many turns. Everything other is great done.



Full Court Devotion by Cami Checketts
 Kazlyn is student, her intentions are to finish her education and made career. Kazlyn runs into Tyrese, sport star who is always surrounded by groupies. When Tyrese saw her he was mesmerized by her beauty and he start follow her everywhere. He constantly tells her that she is so beautiful, but Kazlyn not falls for that and she knows that he is trouble. Things will change when Tyrese will go in Snow Valley before Christmas.

I like this story especially when Tyrese tries to conquer Kazlyn’s heart. It’s sweet and worm romance.


The Christmas Eve Kiss by Taylor Hart
Molly has career and she is devoted to forget the hometown, Snow Valley, especially her ex boyfriend Kevin. It seems that fate has some different plan for her and she must go back there. She should face two things Kevin and some secret that she found.
It’s interesting and intriguing book. I enjoy till I read this novella about lost, forgiveness and finding love again.







Risking it all for Love by Kimberley Montpetit
Jessica is back in Snow Valley after three years. She was grieving for her boyfriend who was died in car accident and definitely she is angry to God. Visiting her boyfriend’s grave she will meet some awesome guy, Pastor John’s nephew, student for the ministry.  

Great book. Even there is a lost; I like so much how the author tells this story in some kind of light way with many humors. I enjoy very much reading about Jessica and James.






Blue Christmas by Lucy McConnell 
(Christina Dymock)
 Paisley Hackett barely has time to organize the craft show, cookie decorating party, and the annual Christmas Ball. What she doesn’t have time for is falling in love with Clay Jett, the incredibly handsome bass player who sweeps into town. She’s been burned by a tourist romance before and, with everything going on, Paisley will have to work overtime to protect her heart from Clay and his swoon-worthy ballads.


How sweet and good story, it’s perfect for this season, right before Christmas. I like that this novella is about someone who lives all life in Snow Valley, it’s about Paisley. Like it so much!

This book is provided by Kathy from I'm reader not a writer as part os Book Tour.
My rating: 5/5(amazing)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Feature & Follow #6

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1. When did you start blogging?


I started book blogging in December, 2012 (almost two years now!)

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Toughie. I love every bit of it! I've particularly enjoyed helping really good but not very noticed authors get their names and books out there. Gratifying to know that someone may pick up a great novel and support a new author because of me!

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?


Mainly YA, but I do middle grade, adult and new adult also(:

4. What are your favorite books?


My all-time favorites are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Shadowhunter Chronicles, The Gallagher Girls, The Lorien Legacies and basically anything John Green. My recent favorite is the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo!

5. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?


Hard to say. I practically shriek when authors like Cassandra Clare, Scott Westerfeld, Leigh Bardugo and others respond to my tweets and reviews. And of course, meeting amazing new readers, bloggers, vloggers and writers!!

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