Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Cauldron Stirred - Judith Sterling

 
 
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The Cauldron Stirred
by Judith Sterling
(Guardians of Erin, #1)
Publication date: July 21st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult


Synopsis:
Ashling Donoghue never dreamed moving to Ireland would rock her perception of reality and plunge her into a mystery that brings legend to life.
At seventeen, she’s never had a boyfriend, but she feels an immediate connection to Aengus Breasal, the son of the wealthy Irishman who’s invited her family to stay at his Killarney estate. For the first time in her life, a guy she likes seems attracted to her.
But Aengus is secretive, with good reason. He and his family are the Tuatha Dé Danann, ageless, mythical guardians adept at shifting between this reality and the magical dimension known as the Otherworld. Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Judith Sterling's love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Flight of the Raven and Soul of the Wolf are part of her medieval romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood. The Cauldron Stirred is the first book in her YA paranormal fantasy series, Guardians of Erin. Written under Judith Marshall, her nonfiction books--My Conversations with Angels and Past Lives, Present Stories--have been translated into multiple languages. She has an MA in linguistics and a BA in history, with a minor in British Studies. Born in that sauna called Florida, she craved cooler climes, and once the travel bug bit, she lived in England, Scotland, Sweden, Wisconsin, Virginia, and on the island of Nantucket. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and their identical twin sons.
 
 

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Addicted to Love - Jennifer Wilck

 
 
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Addicted to Love
by Jennifer Wilck
(Serendipity, #1)
Publication date: July 21st 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:
Dan Rothberg struggled after an accident killed his wife and he nearly lost custody of his daughter. He can no longer allow himself to get attached to anything or anyone. Until he meets Hannah.
Hannah Cohen is a young executive with a meddlesome grandmother and a troubled brother. She’d like nothing better than to find her own Mr. Right, after too many Mr. Wrongs. A sexy older man with a teenage daughter was never in her plans.
As they navigate their relationship through adolescent attitudes and grandmotherly interference, they realize age is just a number and love can be right in front of them. But when the terrible truth of Dan’s former struggles is exposed, Hannah must decide if she can get past his deception and allow love to conquer all.


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AUTHOR BIO:
When I was a little girl and couldn’t fall asleep, my mother would tell me to make up a story. Pretty soon, my head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Each character had a specific personality, a list of likes and dislikes, and sometimes, even a specific accent or dialect. Even as an adult, I think about the characters and stories at night before I fall asleep, or in the car on my way to or from one of my daughters’ numerous activities (hey, anything that will drown out their music is a good thing).

One day, I started writing them down (it was either that or checking into the local mental hospital—the computer was way less scary) and now I'm a published author. My first book, A Heart of Little Faith, was just declared a Finalist in the Fiction: Romance category of the 2016 Best Book Awards.

In the real world, I’m the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men I know. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, traveling and watching TV. In between chauffeuring my daughters to after-school activities that require an Excel spreadsheet to be kept straight, I run youth group activities, train the dog we recently adopted from a local shelter, and cook dinners that fit the needs of four very different appetites. I also write freelance articles for magazines, newspapers, and edit newsletters.

When all of that gets overwhelming, I retreat to my computer, where I write stories that let me escape from reality. In my made-up world, the heroines are always smart, sassy and independent. The heroes are handsome and strong with just a touch of vulnerability. If I don’t like a character, I can delete him or her; if something doesn’t work, I can rewrite it. It’s very satisfying to be in control of at least one part of my life. My inspiration comes from watching the people around me and fantasizing about how I’d do things differently.

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 Addicted to Love Excerpts

Excerpt #1: “What are we looking at?” she whispered out of the side of her mouth, pursing her lips together and giving him an insane urge to kiss them.
“What?”
“I assumed since we’re standing here you must be looking at something, and I wanted to join in the fun. Or did you not realize we weren’t moving?”
Her nostrils flared and she bit her lip. Dan realized she was trying not to laugh. Now he really wanted to kiss her, to capture her mouth with his, to make her his own. Before he could act on it, his stomach growled.
“Was that yours or mine?” She looked at him, an eyebrow raised.
His lips twitched. His breath hitched. He couldn’t keep his amusement to himself any longer. It bubbled in his chest, and he let it out as he shook his head.
“Okay, while I am older than you, I’m not old enough to be senile. Yet. So yes, I did know we weren’t moving. But thanks for that. And yes, my stomach growled, because I’m hungry. Except I think I need to put eating on hold for a moment, because what I need more than anything else right now, what I’ve needed all night long in fact, is to kiss you.”


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Till the Other Side of Time - Kris Embrey

 
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Till the Other Side of Time
by Kris Embrey
Published by: Archway Publishing (Simon & Schuster Self Pub)
Publication date: July 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance


Synopsis:
This is the final chapter of Tell Me You Want Me as told by the cast of characters Leon, Bridgette, Gina and Sebastian.
Set in the music world of the late eighties, Gina Kelly and Leon Turner take off for Greece after a tumultuous tour with Tin Garden. Leon leaves Gina at the Acropolis to contemplate her life and soul mission. Is there a surprise waiting for Gina. Is it Sebastian? Things are not always as they seem in the world of rock and roll when Tin Garden are not on stage. Sebastian makes amends to clean-up his act as he moves out of the spotlight and into rehab and we start to wonder if his brother Rick has been the driving force of Sebastian’s problems all along. Gina leaves her singing career behind for motherhood, when Sebastian wants to have one last party before making a huge decision that will have a profound impact on his future with Tin Garden.
The author gives a final non-fiction version at the end into her personal journey in writing when the antagonist Sebastian, manifested into the authors personal life after her first book was published. Embrey shares her writing journey of Tell Me You Want Me, when the book took on a life of it’s own, and leaves one to wonder the age old question; does art imitate life, or does life imitate art.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Kris Embrey's love of music took her to New York for theatre and auditioning in the late 80's to be an MTV VJ, meeting several bands popular of that time, who inspired her love for writing rock and roll fiction.
She later moved to Kansas City where she attended UMKC to learn recording engineering, and had a chance of a lifetime, when she landed a job working for Dick Clark.

Embrey later moved to Los Angeles to work as a runner for his production company.
Embrey's career has included being a Media and Operations Director for a large advertising agency in Los Angeles.

Embrey is working on the follow-up to her first book due in June of 2017 entitled Till the Other Side of Time, and also a theatre release of her first book Tell Me You Want Me.
 

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24in48

We're well into the 24in48 readathon - and while I've only read for about an hour so far, it's all good, because I have plenty of time left to get reading! 

So.  I have this monumental stack of books that I will totally not finish reading during this readathon:





That being said, I have every confidence that I can, at the very least finish Tricked and A Boy Called Christmas during this weekend.  I am also listening to Touch Blue on audiobook while in the car, and it's a pretty easy listen.

Keeping looking around for me on Instagram and Twitter - I'll be posting my reading stuff there whenever I can this weekend.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Cover Reveal: Taming the Rebel - Dawn Klehr




BOOK DETAILS:

Taming the Rebel
by Dawn Klehr
(Endless Summer)
Published by: Entangled Crush
Publication date: August 14th 2017
Genres: Romance, Young Adult




Synopsis:
Rebel Hart should be at home taking care of her father after his breakup with his boyfriend, not tromping through the woods at summer camp. He’s had his heart broken beyond repair, and the way she sees it, there’s only one person to blame—the boyfriend’s son. So when that infuriatingly gorgeous quarterback turns up at the same camp, she plans to make him pay.
Justice Brody isn’t happy about trading training camp for actual summer camp. But if he wants to stay on the football team, he has to show that he can be drama-free. He welcomes the anonymity that comes with summer camp…until he realizes the one girl who knows him better than anyone is there, too. Rebel is off-limits, impossibly beautiful…and trouble with a capital T. Still, he can’t stay away. And even as Rebel exacts her revenge, in several very embarrassing and painful ways, neither can she.



AUTHOR BIO:
Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.

She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories –in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.

Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.


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I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Maurene Goo



 Title: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Author: Maurene Goo
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

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Desi Lee is a Korean American teen living in California with her Appa (that's father in Korean.)  Her mom died when she was seven and it has been just her and her appa since then.  Desi is in her senior year of high school and going through the terrifying prospect of applying to colleges.  She realizes that she's never had a boyfriend - so what's an analytically minded child to do when she wants to get her first boyfriend?  Apply the same thoughts to dating that she does to studying of course!  

Desi approaches the boyfriend hunt in a very.....unromantic and sort of formulaic way.  She starts watching the K-Dramas that her appa loves.  She then decides to make a list of the way that the main characters fall in love in these k-dramas.  A few of the steps on her K Drama Steps to Love list include:

1. You are the living embodiment of all that is pure and good.
3. Meet the world's most unattainable guy.
7. Mystery surrounds the guy but find out more!
11. Prove that you are different from all other women IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!

There are 24 steps in this list (one of which leads Desi to sprinkle nails on the road, then persuade Luca to give her a ride home.  I won't tell you exactly what happens as a result of the nails, but let's just say it's a miracle Luca still wanted to date Desi after that.)

Let's just jump right into: 

The Characters
I love Desi and her friends Wes and Fiona.  They are all these wonderful, honest kids who really care about each other.  They each have their own things going on, but they are still there for each other in the way that friends should be.  What I mean by that is - so, example: When Desi becomes so consumed with her list that she realizes she hasn't asked Fiona about Fiona's life in weeks, Fi calls her out on that.  And Desi realizes she made a mistake by not also keeping up with what was going on with her friends.
                                     
There was a depth to each of the characters and they each had personalities that worked so well for them and with the other characters in the book.  Also, Desi really showed a lot of growth in the book.  She started out being very narrow and focused, then realized that she can't apply the same formula to love that she does to her studying.  She became aware that love and attraction are just things that have to happen without some stupid list. 

The Story:
I loved every second of this story.  There was enough going on throughout the book that it moved quickly yet believably.  It was nice to see the development of the story and the changes that happened throughout the novel.  The story kept pace with the characters and I think everything felt very real and also necessary.

On a sort of related note, I also loved the relationship between Desi and her father.  It was real, and awesome, and hilarious.  (Like when he tells her to "Move your big head!" while they are watching K-Dramas with Luca.  He then tells Luca to tell her the truth, thinking that Desi's boyfriend is just going to agree that Desi has a big head.)  

Anyway, readers - go get your hands on this book!  You'll love it!)


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About the Author
Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She is the author of Since You Asked… and I Believe in a Thing Called Love and has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants. You can find her in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats–one weird, one even more weird.


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Withhold - Andrea Pearson


 
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Withhold
by Andrea Pearson
(Mosaic Chronicles, #9)
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult


Synopsis:
With the lives of everyone she holds dear at stake, will Nicole be able to do what it takes to stop the evil surrounding her?
In the ultimate battle between good and evil, Nicole is in a race to stop Keitus before he achieves his plans. If he succeeds, he will crush everyone who has opposed him and enslave Earth and countless other planets. Unfortunately, he is only minutes away from his goal.
With so much at stake, Nicole and her friends must approach Helen, a volatile and dangerous spirit who will probably destroy them regardless of whether she gives them what they want. And the chances of her helping them are slim.
Fast-paced and epic magical fights, exciting plot twists, and non-stop action and adventure await. So sit down, buckle up, and hold on for the explosive, much-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning and bestselling Mosaic Chronicles.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.

Andrea graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Mosaic Chronicles) and several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life - it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is where she's happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.


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In the Blood & Beneath the Skin - R.L. Martinez

 
 
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In the Blood & Beneath the Skin
by R.L. Martinez
(The Witchbreed Series)
Published by: Lakewater Press
Genres: Adult, Fantasy


Synopsis book 1:
A snake. A lion. A return.
In a time when magic is feared, Lady Oriabel Dominax has no choice but to conceal her healing powers while she cares for her father’s struggling estate. One touch of the Witch’s Tree shows her visions of witches hung and burned at the very hands of the people for whom she cares, the people who love her. But with the arrival of a new lord, a man hiding secrets of his own, falling in love might be one wrong move too many.
Incarcerated for an unspeakable crime, fearless warrior Lady Ottilde Dominax is plagued by mysterious dreams of her sister’s death. When a hooded figure offers her the chance of escape, although untrusting, she does not hesitate. Racing across nations to reach Oriabel, her journey is cut short by an encounter with a wedowyn, a formidable beast which she has no chance to overpower alone. Though it is not death that greets her, but something far worse.
Blackmail, betrayal, and murder are only the beginning as a darker magic is awakened. And someone has plans for the Dominax twins, plans more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine.

Synopsis book 2:
Abandoned, betrayed, and wanted for murder, Lady Oriabel Dominax is a witch on the run. The deadly magic now awakened inside her is hungry, and it is all Oriabel can do to control it. With no choice but to trust strangers as her guardians, she quickly discovers not everyone is who they say they are and the very magic she fears might be her only weapon to protect those she loves.
Since rescuing her sister from certain death, Lady Ottilde Dominax’s only goal is to keep Oriabel safe and alive. Not an easy task when both the enemy and their so-called allies are hunting them. Placing all her trust in the very man who held her prisoner, Ottilde must open her heart and mind to a future she could never have predicted, a future guided only by love and survival.
Life, death, and tragedy lie ahead as the Dominax twins set out on a perilous journey to safety. But knowing they are mere pawns in someone else’s game means fighting for family is all they have left.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Being a stay-at-home mom is probably the hardest job Robin’s ever had (and that’s after working at places like Goodwill, MCL Cafeteria, and Captain D’s). Her house is never clean! No matter how many dishes she does or toys she picks up, her two little ones come right behind her and make a whole new mess. Anyway, this is the first time she hasn’t had some sort of job outside the home since she was fifteen. Kinda scary!
Now that her kids have both started all-day school, she can fling herself into the stories that constantly swirl inside her head. One of the main reasons she writes is to read books that she wishes other people were writing. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two small sons, two naughty canines, and a mouse-killing cat.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cover Reveal - Andre - Aybil Bartel



BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

André
by Sybil Bartel
(Uncompromising #3)
Publication date: October 16th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance



Synopsis:
 
André
The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path.
She and her sexy-as-hell striptease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence.
Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option.
The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage.
One shot. One kill.
 


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AUTHOR BIO:
 
 
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

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When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon



Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon 
Format: Hardcover  
Rating: 4.5 Stars
 
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Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each othe
r figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
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 Told from the alternating perspectives of Dimple and Rishi, this book is so a book that NEEDS TO BE READ BY ALL!  I loved this book so hard.  

Dimple and Rishi are both the children of parents who moved to California from India.  Dimple kind of feels like an outsider in both countries.  She feels like many white people in America don't really consider her to be American, and she says that when she visited India when she was younger, one of her cousins called her a foreigner.  (Newsflash for anyone who may be closed minded about this: Dimple and Rishi are Americans....)  Rishi, on the other hand, feels completely at home in both countries.  Dimple loves coding, and Rishi loves art.  Dimple is a bit.....pragmatic and Rishi is romantic and free and self-assured.  At the beginning, it may seem like they aren't really meant to be together, but once they meet and we see how they are when they are around each other, it is clear that they are perfect for each other!  


THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE
Okay, there was only one thing I didn't really like about this novel: when Dimple and Rishi first met at Insomnia Con, Dimple was physically aggressive towards Rishi for no reason.  (Sure she felt like he was kind of annoying the first day or two, but that's no reason to hit, punch, or jab someone in the ribs for no reason.)  Dimple did stop being aggressive towards Rishi as time passed, but she should have not been that way from the get go.  That sentence was awkward - but you know what I mean!  Now that we cleared that up, we can move on to:


THINGS I LOVED
 I loved seeing how Rishi and Dimple developed over the course of the novel.  Dimple starts out being very short sighted about her options.  She believes that she is never going to get married or have a serious relationship, because she can't have a career and a husband.  She sees life as being either one of the other.  Rishi also has a narrow view of his life.  He Loves Art!  I mean, LOVES IT!  And he's a very talented artist.  He even created his own comic book character - Ataya.  However, he *wants* to become an engineer because he thinks A) that is what his parents want, and B) that it will help him provide best for his future family.  Without giving too much away - stuff happens and he learns to be a bit flexible and follow his dream.  

I loved loved loved that this was a book about Indian Americans WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN AUTHOR!  I think it is SO important to have books about non-white people, and not only that but books written by non-white authors.  I certainly don't mean to imply or infer that white people shouldn't write characters of color.  I just mean that in this case, the author being Indian gives some real authenticity to the book that white people can't understand about that culture because we are white.  We can certainly try to learn more about other people's culture's and backgrounds, but at the end of the day, there are some things you can't really *get* about another's culture without being part of that culture yourself.  

I loved one thing each about Dimple and Rishi the most:
* I loved that Dimple sent in Rishi's drawings to Rishi's comic book idol.  
* I loved that Rishi set up a meeting with Jenny Lindt for Dimple!  She loves Jenny Lindt - and this gave her a chance to jumpstart her dream of building an app.  (I especially loved this, because the app is something that Dimple wants to develop to help people with chronic illnesses or disorder's to take care of themselves.  She thought of the idea because of her dad who has diabetes.)

I think the evolution of the two main characters was great.  You could see how much they changed even over just a period of six weeks.  Dimple and Rishi both grew enough and were real enough that I wanted them to succeed - which they DID!  

I also loved seeing the development of their parents.  Or rather - the knowledge from both Dimple and Rishi that no matter what their parents would always love an accept them, even though their parents did have more conservative views than Dimple and Rishi.  

Not only did I love the story and the characters, I also loved the humor.  I laughed throughout the entire book!  Two examples of just why this book is so funny are:

"You have pond's cold cream?" - Dimple's mom.  (Her mom was like that through the entire book.  Just... hilarious.)

"With a lurch, Rishi realized his brain was also diverting blood flow to other parts of his body.  He immediately began thinking about Nani, his grandmother with the hairy mole on her neck jowls.  Yep.  That did it.  Whew.  Crisis averted."  Rishi when he saw Dimple dressed up for their non date.

Adults and teens alike with fall in love with When Dimple Met Rishi.  I can't think of a single reason why you shouldn't read it right now!

Simple Man - Ashley Hampton


Book & Author Details:

Simple Man
by Ashley Hampton
(Southern Rock Lyrics Series #4)
Publication date: July 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Synopsis:
Will Jenkins had an ideal life as a teenager until his parents were killed in a car accident. His two best friends, Nate and Finley, became his family. A few years later, Hannah breezed her way into town and became the sister Will never had but always wanted. Through Hannah, Will found Stacy, a woman he could not avoid as she was unlike all the others. Stacy was full of mystery and hiding something secretive behind her gorgeous smile. It was only a matter of time before Stacy gave in to Will’s advances, despite their close friendship. Will their budding relationship have a chance to grow? Or will Stacy’s secret past ruin everything?




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Ashley Hampton works as a Licensed Psychologist in private practice during the day. When she leaves work, she puts on her writer and photographer hats and enjoys living in the worlds created in her mind. She lives near her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama with her cat, Gemma. Ashley wanted to find a creative way to meld her love for music and psychology with writing, and the Southern Rock Lyrics series was born. With other series planned, Ashley wants to write in the romance, erotica, and psychological thriller genres.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cover Reveal - Monsters & Angels - Anne Marie Andrus



BOOK DETAILS:

Monsters & Angels
by Anne Marie Andrus
Publication date: October 2017
Genres: Historical, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
 

Synopsis:
Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger.
Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle could have been a fairytale.
Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare.
Torn away form a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire, forced to start over in a cutthroat underworld of devilry and decadence. Complicated politics, bitter rivals and jealous ancestors stand between her and the promises she’s still determined to keep.
In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?



AUTHOR BIO:
Anne Marie has been an equestrienne, chorale singer, candy-striper, EMT, and baseball fan. Roaming the back roads of New Jersey with her family, she found great respect for antiques, historical locations and the stories they hold. Her current list of favorite pastimes include coffee, bourbon, and Les Miserables--which requires more bourbon. She has been known to attend sporting events just for the flyover. The boat she and her husband christened Glory Days, is her escape from the chaos of everyday life.

The inspiration for Anne Marie's debut novel, Monsters & Angels, is her fascination with vampires and her passion for everything New Orleans. When she isn't writing, she can be found working nights with the critical care team in a busy trauma center.
 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

August Young Adult New Book Releases - Part One



Black Light Express by Philip Reeve
Release Date: 1 August 2017


Blight by Alexandra Duncan
Release Date: 1 August 2017


Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock
Release Date: 1 August 2017


Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Love Is Both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Omega by Jus Accardo
Series: Infinity #2
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros
Series: The Olympus Experiment #1
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Solo by Mary Rand Hess, Kwame Alexander
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor
Series: Into the Dim #2
Release Date: 1 August 2017





Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond
Release Date: 1 August 2017




The Con by Leopoldo Gout
Series: Genius #2
Release Date: 1 August 2017




The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
Release Date: 1 August 2017


The Way It Hurts by Patty Blount
Release Date: 1 August 2017




The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Release Date: 1 August 2017




These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips
Release Date: 1 August 2017




Venturess by Betsy Cornwell
Release Date: 1 August 2017




We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson
Release Date: 1 August 2017




When I Am Through with You by Stephanie Kuehn
Release Date: 1 August 2017