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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf

May 28, 2017

Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3)
by Sara Wolf
Publication Date:  May 2, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen


"What a rush! Brilliantly crafted, sharply written, and completely unpredictable--the perfect ending to an all-time favorite series! Sara Wolf is a fresh voice in YA, and her characters never fail to make me laugh and think. If you're in the mood for an edgy, witty, one-of-a-kind romance, this is definitely for you!" --Rachel Harris, NYT bestselling author



Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks.

The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University.

But the smile lasts only until he shows up. The menace from her past—her darkest secret, Nameless—is attending OSU right alongside her. And he’s whispering that he has something Isis wants—something she needs to see to move forward. To move on.

Isis has always been able to pretend everything is okay. But not anymore.

Isis Blake might be good at putting herself back together.
But Jack Hunter is better


Other books in the series
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My review of Book 1 :-
Deep, captivating and mesmerising plot and a flowing prose. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was a one sit read for me. The character driven story line amd the underlying mystery and secrets make this a definite 5 star book

My review of Book 2:-

I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The characters were amazing, deep and strongly built. I loved the progression of the story and the captivating plot.

My review of Book 3 :-

While it was a good conclusion, the content Could have been better. Almost half of the book is filled with the heroine 's so called "snark". I didn't hate it but definitely had higher expectations given the first books in the series
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                                                          AUTHOR INFO:

Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Deception by Samuel Jay

May 26, 2017
Samuel Jay will be awarding a signed copy of Deception to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Deception
by Samuel Jay

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GENRE: mystery/romance

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BLURB:

Lieutenant Jack Morro has just days to go before being sent home from the war in Vietnam. But after inadvertently learning of evidence of a conspiracy involving his captain, he is hit by the captain’s ‘friendly fire’ in the midst of battle. He is left for dead but is only wounded, captured by the Viet Cong, and imprisoned. When Jack is reported killed in action, his fiancé, Diane – a rising New York journalist – plunges into alcoholism. A media giant named Vidal helps her recover, and Diane falls in love with him. But Vidal has secrets – including a connection to Jack’s supposed ‘death.’

However, Jack is alive, and after a year of imprisonment, he manages to escape. But he comes home to find Diane married to Vidal and his life still in peril from the information he learned in Vietnam.

Vidal, Jack, and Diane find themselves wrapped in a web of romance, deceit, and danger – and none of them will escape unscathed.

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My review :-
Captivating, ,poignant, entrancing and original.  I loved it and would recommend it to everyone, strongly. The book was a great 4.8 star read with realistic, deep characters and a thrilling plot along with an engaging prose.

Excerpt One:

Kneeling in the misty field of elephant grass, Captain Jim Ivy raised his binoculars to peer through the predawn darkness. Spread out ahead of him were thirty men of the second platoon, lying prone, propped up on their elbows, eyes trained on what might be ahead. They wore bulky flak jackets, helmets snapped under their chins, and M16 rifles butted at their shoulders or resting alongside. As a night owl moaned, interrupting the silence, Ivy squinted about a hundred yards out to get a fix on First Lieutenant Jack Morro, whom he had ordered to lead a squad probing for the enemy. Ivy had a motive. The forward position would improve the Viet Cong’s chances of killing Morro.

A humid breeze wafted through the tall grass while crickets crackled their resentment to the army of invaders and lizards leaped to escape. A quarter moon, reluctant to leave before dawn, hovered in the sky as though watching the warriors below. As planned, Ivy’s second platoon and the third had worked their way along the border on either side of this danger zone. The first, including Morro’s squad, was out front, whereas Ivy held the safer rear guard.

Slowly lowering the binoculars so they hung from his neck, the tall, trim Ivy grasped his rifle and then bent over onto his elbows in the crunch of grass, wondering if his plan would work. Morro was a short-timer. Only thirty-five days left to go home a hero and marry his fiancée! So his last few days in combat would probably be Ivy’s last chance to stymie the serious threat that Morro posed, especially once he was discharged and free to talk about what he probably knew. And what he probably knew was very threatening.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

The author and his wife, Joan, live in Hunterdon County, NJ. As a public relations professional he and his firm successfully handled major public issue campaigns, including raising $68 million to build Liberty Science Center, now the nation’s fourth largest hands-on science museum. He is also president of a family-owned water utility. Deception is his third novel. His website is samueljaynovels.com, and he welcomes speaking invitations and correspondence via samuel@samueljaynovels.com.

https://www.facebook.com/Samuel-Jay-610181309025664/

https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Samuel-Jay/dp/0692797742

The book will be free during the tour.
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE:

Samuel Jay will be awarding a signed copy of Deception to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Saying I do by Tracey Alvarez

May 25, 2017

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Saying I Do by Tracey Alvarez. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 19 till 25 May. See the tour schedule here.

Saying I DoSaying I Do (Stewart Island #8)
by Tracey Alvarez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 19 May, 2017

Blurb:
Marriage and happily-ever-after are for suckers…

Joe Whelan was fooled once on the way to the altar, and the Irish doctor isn’t about to be an eejit over a woman again. Especially not one who witnessed his broken-hearted humiliation years ago. He won’t be swayed by the sparks that fly whenever his eyes meet MacKenna’s or distracted by her sweet kisses. The only thing Joe cares about is preventing his sister from making the biggest marital mistake of her life.

MacKenna Jones loves a good wedding—so long as she’s sewing the bride’s gown, not walking down the aisle herself. Falling for Joe Whelan’s sexy bedside manner wasn’t on the cards, neither was a seven-day road trip with him to Las Vegas, the Marriage Capital of the World. When the stakes are so high, will these two gun-shy cynics ever say I Do?
My review :-
Beautiful, poignant and touching.  I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was awesome, intriguing and gripping. The characters were well developed, strong and lovely with a well realised  plot.

You can find Saying I Do on Goodreads

Listen to the soundtrack for Saying on I Do on Youtube

You can buy Saying I Do here:
- Amazon US
- Amazon UK
- Amazon CA
- Amazon Australia
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- iBooks
- Smashwords

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Tracey AlvarezAbout the Author:
Tracey Alvarez is a USA Today Bestselling Author living in the Coolest Little Capital in the World (a.k.a Wellington, New Zealand). Married to a wonderfully supportive IT guy, she has two teens who would love to be surgically linked to their electronic devices.

Fuelled by copious amounts of coffee, she’s the author of contemporary romantic fiction set predominantly in New Zealand. Small-towns, close communities, and families are a big part of the heart-warming stories she writes. Oh, and hot, down-to-earth heroes—Kiwi men, in other words.

When she’s not writing, thinking about writing, or procrastinating about writing, Tracey can be found with her nose in her e-reader, nibbling on smuggled chocolate bars, or bribing her kids to take over the housework.

Follow Tracey on Twitter as @TraceyAlvrezNZ or Facebook as http://www.facebook.com/TraceyAlvarezAuthor

Her website is http://www.traceyalvarez.com and don't forget to sign up to her newsletter here: http://bit.ly/JR3Asu

You can find and contact Tracey here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Pinterest
- Google+
- Amazon
- Instagram
- Newsletter

Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Saying I Do. This giveaway ends May 25th.

One winner will win a prize pack (over $65 value) which includes:
~ Playing For Fun signed paperback (Playing For Fun is Book 6 in the series, and features Mac's cousin Holly)
~ Fun NZ theme tote bag
~ New Zealand Wild Ferns Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey Rejuvenating Face Pack
~ New Zealand Wild Ferns Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey Conditioning Lip Balm
~ Alpine Silk Manuka Honey Hand Cream
~ Alpine Silk Manuka Honey with Propolis Triple Milled Luxury Soap
~ Handcrafted in New Zealand woven Hessian Kete with feathers
~ 4 New Zealand Paua Shell Wine Glass Charms
~ Author magnet (not pictured)
~ Author bookmark (not pictured)
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Giveaway rules
* Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or anything else.
* All due care will be made in ensuring the prize arrives at the winner’s address, but the author is unable to refund prize value in any way should it not arrive due to postal disaster.
* Entries close on May 25th and winner will receive a direct e-mail from me shortly after – so please ensure Tracy Alvarez’s e-mail address is added to your safe/contacts list. If the author doesn’t receive a reply from the winner in 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

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To qualify for the bonus 5 entries, you'll need to purchase Saying I Do and answer this question in the space provided in the rafflecopter. The question is: What is the last 4-word sentence at the end of Chapter 13?

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City of Ghosts by J.H Moncrieff

May 25, 2017

About the Books

City of Ghosts

On the day the villagers were forced to flee Hensu, not everyone got out alive.
Jackson Stone is touring the abandoned Chinese city when he slips away from the group to spend the night, determined to publish an account of his ghostly experiences there.
Then he meets Yuèhai, a strange, soft-spoken woman who can tell him the city’s secrets—secrets the Chinese government would kill to keep hidden.
As Jackson uncovers the truth about Yuèhai and the ghost city, he’s drawn into a web of conspiracy, betrayal, and murder. He must risk everything to save himself and bring honor back to Yuèhai and her family.
 My review :- Captivating, intriguing and mesmerising.  I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was a one sit read for me. The characters were well developed and strong with  a unique and amazing plot.

The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts

Would you risk everything to save a stranger?
 Off the coast of Venice lurks Poveglia, the world’s most haunted isle, steeped in centuries of innocent blood. A deranged doctor who took great joy in torturing his patients in life continues to rule his abandoned asylum after death.
Few go to Poveglia willingly, but medium Kate Carlsson has no choice. It’s her job.
While struggling to retrieve a young girl’s soul, Kate uncovers some shocking truths about the evil on the island that challenges her own convictions and morals—and even her life.
Is saving Lily worth making a deal with the infamous Doctor of Death, or is the price too high to pay?


Author Bio

J.H. Moncrieff’s work has been described as early Gillian Flynn with a little Ray Bradbury and Stephen King thrown in for good measure.
She won Harlequin’s search for the next Gillian Flynn in 2016.
Her first published novella, The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave, was featured in Samhain’sChildhood Fears collection and stayed on its horror bestsellers list for over a year.
When not writing, she loves exploring the world’s most haunted places, advocating for animal rights, and summoning her inner ninja in muay thai class.
To get free eBooks and a new spooky story every week, go to http://bit.ly/MoncrieffLibrary .

Connect with J.H.: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Social Media Just for Writers by Frances Caballo

May 25, 2017

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Social Media Just for Writers by Frances Caballo is currently on tour withGoddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for my review, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Social Media Just for Writers
by Frances Caballo

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GENRE: Nonfiction

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BLURB:

You wrote your book and sold copies to everyone you know. But you have goals that extend beyond a few dozen copies sold.

How do you achieve your dream of selling books around the world? With social media, you can build your platform and reach readers in locales you never imaged possible before.

In this book, you’ll learn how to:

• Create a Facebook fan page and actively engage with your readers.
• Optimize your LinkedIn profile.
• Tackle Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat.
• Build and optimize Pinterest pinboards for SEO to maximize exposure of your books, blog, and other landing pages.
• Improve your blogging.
• Excel on Twitter.
• Create images for your blog and social media posts.

The second edition of Social Media Just for Writers is both a primer for authors new to social media and an advanced study of platforms that weren’t widely known four years ago. Whether you write romance, historical fiction, young adult, or steam punk novels, you’ll find help in reaching your online audience of new and dedicated readers.

My review :-
Highly informative and  insightful for those who do not know the ins and outs of social media.  This book is a perfect guide for writers who have just started withits detailed information and visual guide.
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EXCERPT

Chapter 1

Not Sure How to Approach Social Media? CARE about Your Readers


Among all the rules you’ll find online – the 80/20 rule (only 20% of your posts should be about your books or blog posts while 80% of your posts should contain content from other sources), the admonitions against using social media as a bullhorn, the warnings about over automating – there’s also an unspoken tenet.

This tenet isn’t a rule that comes up on the blogosphere. Instead, it’s more of a system of approach and an acronym that I created while preparing for the San Francisco Writers Conference.

If you follow the approach I’m about to explain, you can be sure that the time you spend on social media will generate the type of engagement with readers that you want to have.

Once you start to use social media, be prepared to CARE about people. I know that it seems evident to care about people online but give me a moment to break down the acronym.

• C - Communicate with your readers.
• A - Answer your readers’ questions.
• R - Relate to your readers.
• E - Educate with stellar content.

And most of all simply care about people.

Joanna Penn devised the term social karma. As she explains it, if you want book sales, buy books. If you want book reviews, write reviews for all of the books you read. If you want people to like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter, like your readers’ and friends’ Facebook pages and follow them on Twitter.


Reciprocate actions. And just as you might offer money to a homeless stranger, smile at a person walking down the street, or invite a new family from your church over for tea or dinner, take the types of actions online that will help you to get to know the people who follow you and want to connect with you.

In other words, be kind online. Be inquisitive. Be responsive. Be open to meeting people and revealing parts of your life.

Let’s look more closely at CARE.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Frances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She’s a regular speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference. In addition, she’s a contributing writer at TheBookDesigner.com, and blogger and Social Media Expert
for BookWorks. She’s written several social media books including The Author’s Guide to Goodreads and Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online, building their platform, finding new readers, and selling more books. Her clients include authors of every genre and writers’ conferences.

http://www.socialmediajustforwriters.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FrancesCaballoAuthor/
https://www.pinterest.com/fcaballo/social-media-just-for-writers/
https://twitter.com/CaballoFrances

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Frances Caballo will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris

May 24, 2017

Their story would make one heck of a country song. 



THE NANNY ARRANGEMENT
Country Blues #2
Rachel Harris
Releasing May 22, 2017
Entangled Bliss


Soft-spoken and shy Hannah Fisher is determined to make the man she’s loved her entire life finally see her as a woman. With the help of a makeover, a new mission—Operation Find My Happy—and the convenient forced proximity of a tour bus, she vows to win her best friend Deacon’s heart.

Former bad boy and current fiddle player Deacon Latrell has the world at his fingertips: a new gig with a famous band, plus his best friend on tour as his son’s nanny. Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Now if only he could stop imagining kissing the daylights out of his childhood BFF…

With one friend set on pushing the boundaries and the other afraid to rock the boat, one thing’s for certain—their story would make one heck of a country song.


My review :- 
Hilarious, entertainingand sweet. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was awesome. a definite 4 stars read from one of  my favourite author. The characters were lovely, amazing and intriguing with a captivating plot. 




New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing. 

An admitted bookaholic and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!

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Pen
Scratching Poets 
by 
Marilyn
Benjamin Wassmann

May 24, 2017










Pen Scratching Poets

Marilyn Benjamin Wassmann


Genre: Poetry


Publisher: Author House


Date of Publication: November 1,
2016


ISBN: 978-1-5246-0448-6


Number of pages: 149

Word Count: 22,634


Cover Artist: Marilyn Benjamin
Wassmann


Book Description:


Pen Scratching Poets has been
described as a delightful book in which the author shares her family’s collection
of creative poems.


The poems compilation and art
work are by Marilyn B. Wassmann with contributions by members of the Benjamin
family and their descendants, with the technical assistance of Paul A.
Wassmann.


The book is divided into two
sections. The first section, Pen Scratching consists of the poems by Ethel T.
Benjamin and her descendants and the second section is Marilyn’s poems.


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About
the Author:


Marilyn Benjamin Wassmann was
born in a leap year.


She earned four degrees: two in
Art History, one in Library Science and one in Studio Art.


In 2011, she retired from her
work as an art cataloger at the Library of Congress.


Marilyn and her husband, Paul,
authored the children’s book, What the Wind Blew In. They live in Hyattsville,
Maryland.






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