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Review – The Little Queen by Meia Geddes

Review – The Little Queen by Meia GeddesThe Little Queen by Meia Geddes
Published by Poetose Press on August 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 110
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When her mother and father pass away, the little queen must figure out how to be a little queen. And so she begins her adventures, journeying away from her palace and into the world to determine how she should go about going on. The little queen soon encounters numerous folks who teach her a thing or two: the book sniffer, the dream writer, and the architect of silence are just a few. Along the way, the little queen finds friendship, love, and meaning in being a leader in her world. The Little Queen is a magical exploration of self-discovery, vocation, community, and home.

The Little Queen has lost her parents and left to be Queen. She does not want to be Queen so she goes on a series of journies to find someone to take her place. She meets lots of interesting characters and learns more about the world outside of her walls.

In an Oyster Shell – I didn’t understand the purpose of the book and it was inconsistent in the message.

The Pearls – The Little Queen is lyrical and imaginative. It’s short so can easily be read in one sitting.

The Little Queen is an interesting character. She is curious and inquisitive. She meets lots of interesting people who do interesting things.

There was a little bit of romance in the book. The relationship started out as friendship and ended to be something more. It was a nice progression. It had a really sweet ending.

The Sand – The book did not make a lot of sense to me. There were a lot of characters that did a lot of different things but I did not get the significance behind it.

The narrative had talk of bodily functions. It did not fit the almost classical feel of the rest of the text. It was a bit off putting.

This was not my favorite book. It was confusing.

2 Pearls!

2 Stars

About Meia Geddes

Meia Geddes is the author of a collection of lyrical missives, Love Letters to the World, and a novella, The Little Queen. She was born in Hefei, China, adopted and raised by her mother in Sacramento, California, and resides in Boston, Massachusetts. She can be found online at www.meiageddes.com.

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Review – The Time Bender by Debra Chapoton

Review – The Time Bender by Debra ChapotonThe Time Bender by Debra Chapoton
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Published by CreateSpace on September 13th 2017
Genres: Si-Fi
Pages: 260
Source: Author

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When a chance encounter with a galaxy hopping space warrior drops Selina Langston down a rabbit hole of kidnapping schemes, time altering super powers and an occasional intergalactic battle, she must decide whether to trust her head, her heart or her hormones.

Until now sixteen-year-old Selina hasn’t had any prospects for a boyfriend. She’s been shunned by her peers due to her clumsy social skills and her oh-so-public blunders, not to mention her inclination to think and speak in hashtags and stage cues. But then Marcum, a mysterious foreign exchange student, arrives by way of an interplanetary spaceship. Selina is entranced by his good looks and an awkward manner that rivals her own. Marcum is captivated by Selina’s power to lengthen time, something she didn’t even know she could do. This could be a match made in the heavens … if it weren’t for two factors that will keep them apart. And a galactic journey Selina can’t possibly survive.

Selina Langston does not fit in at school. She is awkward in more ways than one. She is grateful for her best friend Alex who keeps on eye out for her and her brother. She hopes to end her boyfriend-less streak. When two exchange students come to her school her chances of getting a boyfriend go up. Marcum and his travel companion are there to kidnap Selina. Selina has a special ability to bend time that will help them when the galactic war they are in. Its a race against time to get the time bender back to their planet whether she is willing or not.

In an Oyster Shell –  A unique story that I found very interesting in the end.

The Pearls – The story was unique. I don’t read a lot of stories about aliens. So I found this book refreshingly different. The creativeness that went into the world building and characters was fun.

The characters were distinctive and well-developed. I liked Selina she was a mature sixteen-year-old. I liked Alex who was her faithful best friend. He struggled with unrequited love, yet stayed faithful all the same.

The plot was interesting and had some fun twists and turns. There were some unexpected turns that made it a more interesting read. The romance was unexpected.

The Sand – The narrative was a little dry at times.

3.5 Pearls!

3.5 Stars

About Debra Chapoton

Debra’s latest novel, THE TIME BENDER, is the first in a 4 book series that pits a teen girl with a social disorder against two cute and clever aliens who aren’t quite as human as she’d like. Her previous young adult novel, THE GIRL IN THE TIME MACHINE, presents a brand new twist to time travel. Earlier novels, EXODIA and OUT OF EXODIA, are post-apocalyptic American retellings of an epic event. A SOUL’S KISS, EDGE OF ESCAPE, SHELTERED, and THE GUARDIAN’S DIARY range from psychological thriller to paranormal to coming of age.
Find out more at http://debrachapoton.com/
Her children’s series consists of 3 adventure books, THE SECRET IN THE HIDDEN CAVE, MYSTERY’S GRAVE, and BULLIES AND BEARS, one fantasy novel, A TICK IN TIME, and a two scary stories in one book, BIGFOOT DAY, NINJA NIGHT.
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Review – The Best Man’s Proposal by Wynter DanielsThe Best Man's Proposal by Wynter Daniels
Published by Entangled Publishing (Lovestruck) on September 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 211
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Niki Hamilton had her hopes pinned on moving to Europe with her boyfriend. But then he dumped her. By text message. Just before her sister’s wedding. Left dateless in a flamingo-pink monstrosity of a bridesmaid dress, she decides to drown her sorrows in a glass of tall, dark, and handsome.

Firefighter Grant Powers has been burned by love, but when his best friend’s new sister-in-law falls into his arms—and stays there for one sexy night—he enjoys the experience a little too much.

Then a rental snafu leaves Niki temporarily homeless. So, gentleman and masochist that he is, Grant offers his spare bedroom. Despite the smoldering sexual tension between them, starting anything would be playing with fire.

Now, they just have to survive living together for a few weeks…

Niki Hamilton is just looking for one night of rebound. Having been recently dumped by her boyfriend she has a one night stand with the best man of her sister’s wedding. Grant Powers is freshly burned from a divorce, he is not looking for a relationship. When Niki is left homeless unexpectedly Grant is asked to take her in by her brother in law. They are not looking to rekindle their one-night stand but the tension between them is palpable.

In an Oyster Shell – It was an alright romance nothing that was especially wowing.

The Pearls – I like that is a series. I might go back and read the first book. It reads great as a stand-alone. You get to see other characters in the book that would make sense came from the last book. You get a sense of their story with out reading the first one. You can go back if you like.

The characters were lovable and some easy to hate. Niki’s boss was a real jerk and was easy to dislike. It added an interesting element to the story. Niki was a great character who adapted to the obstacles she was faced with. Grant was a loveable hero. Niki and Grant played off eachother really well. I really like how you could see Niki through Grant’s perspective.

The romance was sweet. It started out as a one night stand and ended up being more than that. It was a romance that progressed nicely through out the book.

The Sand – The book didn’t wow me too much. It was a pretty average romance. Nothing in particular stood out about it.

3.5 Pearls!

3.5 Stars
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A Face to Die For

by Andrea Kane

on Tour September 18th – October 20th, 2017

Synopsis:

A Face to Die For by Andrea Kane

Urban legend says that everyone has a double, or exact look-alike. Would you search for yours? And if you found them, would you risk your life for theirs?

When a chance encounter outside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan results in mistaken identity, wedding planner Gia Russo is curious to find the person whose cell phone picture has been shown her—veterinarian Dr. Danielle Murano, her exact look-alike. A Facebook private message blossoms into a budding, long-distance friendship, and the two women agree to meet in New York and see the truth for their own eyes.

Shocked at the sight of one another, they quickly bond over drinks, childhood pictures and an uncanny feeling that they share more than just a visual resemblance. Together they decide to end the speculation and undergo DNA testing for siblingship. But when the tests confirm they’re identical twins, more questions are raised than answered.

And with good reason. The same mysterious forces that separated the sisters years ago are still at large, frantic to keep the two women apart. Their attempts to do so become more violent once it becomes clear that the two sisters have found each other. But when the danger escalates and the sisters fear for their lives, Gia turns to a former client of her wedding planning company, Marc Devereraux of Forensic Instincts, for help.

Despite being embroiled in another case, Forensic Instincts agrees to help Gia and Danielle discover who has been threatening them. And when Forensic Instincts discovers that this case is linked to the [Mafia, Organized Crime], they must dig up skeletons better left buried, and get at the frightening truth without destroying the sisters and the families they have grown to love.

Book Details:

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 1682320103 (ISBN13: 9781682320105)
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Prologue

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York
March 1990

Anthony slid behind the wheel of his Ford Taurus and started it up, cranking up the heat the instant the engine turned over. It was friggin’ freezing outside. Even in the five minutes it had taken him to walk the babysitter to her front door, the temperature outside felt like it had dropped ten degrees, and his car was an icebox.

Shivering, he zipped his parka up as far as it would go and gripped the steering wheel, maneuvering the car away from the curb. He’d finally shared an evening out with his wife. It should have eased the knot in his gut. After all, it had been the first time that he and Carla had left their infants with a sitter since the babies had been born a month ago. And Judy was the perfect babysitter—a good girl from a good family, one who studied rather than doing drugs and screwing horny guys.

Still, dinner had been strained.

Anthony had only picked at his manicotti, his favorite dish at Raimo’s. His mind was far away, and acid kept building up in his stomach.

Carla couldn’t stop worrying and talking about the babies. She’d checked her watch a dozen times, intermittently giving Anthony puzzled looks and asking if he was okay.

Each time she asked, he’d assure her that he was fine, just exhausted from work and midnight feedings.
As if to contradict his words, some new waiter had dropped a tray of dishes on the floor, and Anthony had nearly jumped out of his skin at the crash.

Carla rose, asking him to order her another drink and to get one for himself to calm his nerves. Giving in to her new-mother concerns, she went to the pay phone in the back to call Judy for an update. So far, so good, Judy had reported. But that didn’t totally erase Carla’s fretting. She tried her best to be bright and chatty, but the truth was that, as this point, she was ready to go. She’d fiddled with her napkin and sipped at her drink, making small talk and glancing at the door.

Getting the hell out of there had worked for Anthony. He was more than ready to be home with his family and not out in the open. He’d use his fatigue as an excuse. He had to continue keeping the inevitable from Carla, until he had no choice but to tell her. He’d soften the blow as best he could. But the important thing was that his family would be protected at all costs.

Now, the heat in his car roared to life, warming his body but doing nothing to extinguish his inner chill. He knew the rules. No transgression went unpunished.

Why the hell had he been so preoccupied with new fatherhood that he’d forgotten to make his collections from the designated list of construction foremen these past two weeks? That in itself was a huge black mark against him—one he’d be punished for. But the outcome of his stupidity opened the door to a far more lethal punishment. Someone else had been sent to handle his route, and his money. They would have collected and turned over twice the amount he’d been handing over. And that meant he’d better be able to explain the discrepancy—assuming he’d even be asked before he was killed.

Please God, let him have that chance. He was just on the verge of buying that gas station he’d been single-mindedly building his bank account for, just about to provide for his family’s future.

And now this.

With shaking hands, Anthony switched on the radio, gritting his teeth as Madonna’s voice blasted off the windows, followed by Michael Jackson’s. He turned the dial until finally the soothing tones of Frank Sinatra’s voice filled the car. Sinatra. Perfect. The Chairman of the Board’s crooning was just the right medicine to ease his clawing anxiety.

He reached his street and turned down the line of small brick row houses, all identical in their flat lines, gated fronts, and tiny gardens. There was a certain comfort and peace about the sameness of it all; it made it feel like a neighborhood.

Would he ever feel that sense of comfort and peace again?

He pulled into his narrow driveway and spotted Carla standing at the front door with a broad smile, giving him a thumbs-up. That meant the infants had come through their first babysitting experience with flying colors.

He forced himself to smile back, but even as he did, his gaze swept the area around the house to see if he was alone. It appeared so. Quickly, he turned off the car and then made the frigid dash to his house.

He couldn’t shut and lock the door behind him fast enough.

The soothing warmth from the heating system enveloped him when he stepped inside. Comfort in yet another form. He was home. Carla and the babies were safe. And for the moment, so was he.

With a wave of relief—however temporary—he let the tension in his body ease. He shrugged out of his jacket and hung it on the coatrack.

“You look happy,” he teased Carla. “What’s the final report?”

Carla’s eyes twinkled. “They were perfect. Judy said they’d only woken up once for their bottles and a diaper change. Now they’re sleeping like little angels.”

“Good.” Anthony looped an arm around his wife’s shoulders and led her toward the living room. “How about a nightcap before bed—to celebrate the success of our first night out?”

“That sounds wonderful.” Carla walked beside him, making a left into their comfortable living room.

They’d barely taken half a dozen steps when a tall masked man dressed in black rose from behind the large armchair, his .22 caliber pistol raised.

“Hello, Anthony.”

Anthony knew that voice only too well, and it elicited the chilling knowledge that there was no way out. No threats. Just death. “Welcome home.”

The man’s finger tightened around the trigger.

“No!” Carla screamed.

She threw herself in front of her husband just as the pistol fired.

The bullet pierced her skull, and with a shattering cry, she crumpled to the floor.

“Carla… no… Carla!” Anthony shouted. He dropped to his knees beside his wife’s lifeless body, grabbing her into his arms and openly weeping. “God forgive me. Oh, God forgive me.”

He looked up in dazed anguish, just as a second shot was fired.

The bullet struck Anthony between the eyes. His head jerked backward, and he fell over his wife, dead.
Upstairs, the babies started to cry.

The gunman shoved his pistol back in his waistband. He knew the mob code like he knew his own name. No women. No children. Omertà.

A woman lay dead before him, the taunting evidence of a fuckup.

He took the steps two at a time.

Tucked in their cribs, the babies were still crying as their parents’ killer entered the nursery and hovered over them.

Not even the nightlight could eradicate the darkness.

***

Excerpt from A Face to Die For by Andrea Kane. Copyright © 2017 by Andrea Kane. Reproduced with permission from Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Review

Gia, the wedding planner, is in the middle of wedding season and thinks nothing of it when someone mistakes her for someone else. When that person shows her a picture, the person is identical to her. Dani and Gia get in contact with each other, and it is immediately apparent that someone wants to keep them apart. Badly shaken by the danger they are in, the girls contact Forensics Instinct. FI find themselves deep in the mystery when they inadvertently came across a third identical sister. FI works quickly to solve the mystery before anyone gets hurt. The truth is more sinister than they ever could imagine.

In an Oyster Shell – This book was expertly crafted and was one of the best books I have ever read.

The Pearls – I had no idea this was a series until I looked on Goodreads to find information for this post. I am so excited; it is taking all of my will power not to download all the books right now and go on a binge.

The series focuses on a group of private investigators called Forensics Instinct. It’s a group of talented people that solve cases. I am so floored that I have never heard of this series before now. The group is fascinating having ex-special forces and a psychic along with the top behaviorist. They all make an exciting for a group of investigators.

The mystery kept me guessing. There were random parts of the story at first that didn’t seem like they had any relevance. Towards the end, it all went together. The author is a plot mastermind. It looked like shattered bits and came together for a very involved story.

I thought this was going to be a Si-Fi book, but it was much more sinister than that. I liked that this ended up being a thriller. It was much more believable than the plot I had going in my head as I read this book. It was fun that you could make assumptions and be dead wrong. I’m hardly ever wrong!

I’m downloading the first book as we speak! Can’t wait to tell you guys about the rest of this series.

The Sand – There were a lot of characters to keep track of it was hard to do in the beginning. It got easier as the book went along. It would be easier still with having read the previous books. It reads great as a stand-alone.

5 Pearls!

Author Bio:

Andrea Kane

Andrea Kane is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, including fourteen psychological thrillers and fourteen historical romantic suspense titles. With her signature style, Kane creates unforgettable characters and confronts them with life-threatening danger. As a master of suspense, she weaves them into exciting, carefully-researched stories, pushing them to the edge—and keeping her readers up all night.

Kane’s first contemporary suspense thriller, Run for Your Life, became an instant New York Times bestseller. She followed with a string of bestselling psychological thrillers including No Way Out, Twisted, and Drawn in Blood.

Her latest storytelling triumph, A Face To Die For, extends the Forensic Instincts legacy where a dynamic, eclectic team of maverick investigators continue to solve seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement. The first showcase of their talents came with the New York Times bestseller, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, followed by The Line Between Here and Gone, The Stranger You Know, The Silence that Speaks and The Murder That Never Was.

Kane’s beloved historical romantic suspense novels include My Heart’s Desire, Samantha, The Last Duke, and Wishes in the Wind.

With a worldwide following of passionate readers, her books have been published in more than twenty languages.

Kane lives in New Jersey with her husband and family. She’s an avid crossword puzzle solver and a diehard Yankees fan. Otherwise, she’s either writing or playing with her Pomeranian, Mischief, who does his best to keep her from writing.

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Review Super Hero Syndrome – by Caryn Larrinaga

Superhero Syndrome by Caryn Larrinaga
Published by Twisted Tree Press on September 12th 2017
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 324
Source: Author
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Tess McBray was dying. The Solstice Syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave. But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.

All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’s hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, or steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic-book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox is saving lives and stopping criminals.

Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox to create the world’s first superhero duo might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.

Tess Mcbray is dying from the mysterious Solstice Syndrome that has no cure. She figures she is dying anyways so she checks herself out of the hospital and goes to the meteor shower. After the shower, Tess’s symptoms disappear. Something weird starts happening when her hands absorb materials and turn into it. Her hands turn into fabric, concrete, steel. She knows very quickly that she has developed a super power. She finds she’s not the only one, people that had the solstice syndrome gained super powers. She teams up with local vigilante the Fox to take down a kidnapping ring.

In an Oyster Shell – A unique superhero story that makes me want to keep on with the series.

The Pearls –  I am really digging this new rash of superhero stories that are coming out. I really liked this story because it was original. A person thinks they are dying and is really developing superhero powers is really interesting. That there is more than one person who’s developed a power makes for the potential of a really great series.

I really liked Tess. She was a bit of an odd ball which made her interesting. She was kind of obsessed with superheroes, so turning into one was a perfect fit for her. The Fox was a great vigilante and made for a good contrast to Tess.

The suspense of the kidnappings made it a page turning story. I liked the mystery and loved that it was solved by the new found superheros.

The Sand – It was a really good book and I am looking forward to this series.

4 Stars

About Caryn Larrinaga

Caryn Larrinaga is a writer living in Utah with her husband and their cats. Despite obtaining a degree in Anthropology (which is much cooler than you might think), she explored several career paths before deciding that she had to follow her passion. Suddenly, writing fiction was the only thing that made sense. When she’s not writing, Caryn likes to spend her time swearing at video games and guzzling chai tea.

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Review – Breaking the Rules of Revenge by Samantha BohrmanBreaking the Rules of Revenge by Samantha Bohrman
Published by Entangled Publishing on September 11th 2017
Genres: YA, Romance
Pages: 220
Source: Publisher

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Mallory Jones is tired of being the girl who stays home and practices French horn while her identical twin, Blake, is crowned homecoming queen. So when she has the opportunity to pretend to be Blake, she takes it. At Camp Pine Ridge, she will spread her wings and emerge a butterfly. Or at least someone who finally gets kissed by a cute guy. That is, until bad boy Ben Iron Cloud shows up, ready to get revenge on Blake—aka Mallory.

If it weren’t for that infuriating girl, Ben wouldn’t even be at camp. Luckily, he now has six weeks to soak up some rays and get even with his nemesis. But the more time he spends with Blake, the more he realizes she’s nothing like the girl he thought she was—she’s kind and innocent and suddenly way too tempting. And soon enough, revenge is the last thing on his mind. Unfortunately, the girl he’s falling for is keeping a major secret…

Disclaimer: This book contains a super-hot bad boy out for revenge, all sorts of camp hijinks, and a girl who realized she’s been a butterfly all along.

Mallory often wonders what it would be like to be more like her popular sister Blake. She gets the chance to find out when Blake talks her into going to a summer camp for her. What Mallory does not count on is running into Blake’s nemesis Ben Iron Cloud. She’s not expecting the revenge that Ben is ready to Dole out. Blake has been harassing Ben all year and he is ready to get back at her. He has no idea that it is really Mallory. When he gets to see the softer not so mean side of her he’s ready to break all the rules.

In an Oyster Shell –  It was a really fun story with a swoon worthy romance. A book you can find yourself getting lost in.

The Pearls – I liked the concept, it was well executed. Twins doing a switch is a fun story. That Mallory had to pay penance for her twins evil doings was amusing. I liked that everything happened in the setting of the camp.

The characters are really what made the story. There were outstanding main characters that you could emphasize with. The supporting characters sprinkled through out the narrative added a nice pizazz to the story. I really liked Fozzie the burly camp director.

I liked the romance. Ben had a hard time with his changing feelings for his enemy. Mallory was just so sweet that she won him over. Things got really interesting when Blake came to claim her rightful place.

The Sand – It was a good book!

4 Pearls!

 

4 Stars

About Samantha Bohrman

Shortly after graduating from law school, Samantha had three children and started writing novels. She never looked back, though she suspects her husband has. Ruby’s Misadventures with Reality is her first book, but hopefully not her last.

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Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers
features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you’ll be begging to enter their circle of friends! All books can be read as stand-alone novels.Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster’s steamy romance novel Seaside Sunsets. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.In SUNSETS at SEASIDE… 
Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother—and falling in love is not in his plans.From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sweet, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the brown-haired beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie’s life—and his heart—upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.

Review – 

 

In an Oyster Shell – Another great installment of this series. I can’t wait for the next book.

 

The Pearls – I was a little nervous that a new character was being introduced in this series. I didn’t know if she would fit in with the rest of the characters and Jessica fit in just fine. It was a nice addition to the series. I was pleasantly surprised.

 

The romance was really sweet. Jamie treated Jessica like she was treasured. Jessica was an innocent type heroine who didn’t have a lot of experience. Jamie treated her with great tenderness. Every book becomes my favorite romance. The romance gets better with each book. I got a sneak peak at the next one and it’s Amy story. I’ve been waiting for it eagerly!

 

I love the characters. The seaside sisters as the call themselves are worthy of a series. I am glad to see characters that I fell in love with in the other books come back again and again. I really liked seeing the girls through the eyes of Jessica. It was refreshing, it’s like you get to see a different side of the characters.

 

The Sand –  I really enjoyed this book!

 

4 Pearls!

 

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Leanna’s come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can’t get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she’s just stopping by to say thank you, but the heart-warming afternoon sparks an emotional and unexpectedly sweet ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.

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Dreaming at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 2)
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.
Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing.
After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?
Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

 

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Hearts at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.
As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.
When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the most alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

Hearts at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

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Secrets at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 5)

Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He’s got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed—at least for her.Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She’s spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she’s spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she’s ever loved. She’s back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she’s decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past—and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.

Secrets at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Secrets by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.
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Nights at Seaside (releasing December 13th)
Seized by Love at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Lovers at Seaside

Whispers at Seaside

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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

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Blog Tour with Review – The Baby Project by Miranda LiassonThe Baby Project by Miranda Liasson
Published by Entangled Publishing on September 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 189
Source: Barclay Publicity

I received this book for free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Liz Kingston spends her life delivering babies and longs for one of her own. All she needs is someone with fabulous genetic material. Who better to ask than her sexy ex-fling, who has no interest in ever settling down or being a father.

International correspondent Grant Wilbanks loves danger and travelling the world. But nothing in all this Brit’s experience could have prepared him for the way a torrid affair with Liz makes him feel. When she asks for his assistance, he figures he can help her out with a simple donation. No strings, no emotions, just…test-tube science.

But this simple favor gives them both more than they ever bargained for. Grant agrees to her terms, but stepping away gets harder and harder because the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling…and losing the battle to safeguard his heart.

Liz Kingston has baby fever bad. She has a short window in which she can conceive due to endometriosis. She is single and looking for a donor. She doesn’t want an anonymous donor. Liz wants to know that her baby comes for good genes. That makes Grant Wilbanks a perfect candidate. He can just give a donation with no strings attached. The problem is he can’t get their torrid affair out of his head. When the donation doesn’t work they rekindle their affair. Grant is not one that wants to be tied down is a world famous journalist who goes on dangerous missions. Liz just might be the one that changes his mind.

In an Oyster Shell – A steamy story with a great romance that will leave you swooning.

The Pearls – Grant is a Brit. How can you not swoon over an English character? I might have been a little envious over Liz. So what if it’s just a story! Ha ha! The author made this book tangible. The emotions were vivid making the story palpable.

Liz was a great heroine. She wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted. She wanted a baby. What she wasn’t counting on was Grant wanting to rekindle their romance. Liz adapted well to the situations and was an easy character to empathize with. Grant was a strong hero who was fallible and afraid to open up. The story hinged on Grant getting over his issues.

This book is part of a series but reads great as a stand alone. It was nice to see the other characters from the series. Everybody is pregnant just about! No wonder Liz had baby fever.

The Sand – The romance got a little steamy at times.

3.5 pearls!


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About Miranda Liasson

I won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award in 2013 for a story that became my first published novel, THIS THING CALLED LOVE, which debuted from Montlake Romance as a Kindle First selection in 2015. Like most of my novels, it’s lighthearted but also, like life, has a little bit of heartache in it too.

One of the best reviews I received about THIS LOVE OF MINE, my second Mirror Lake book, said, “This book is full of regret, sadness, loss, longing, friendship, family, love, laughter, and resolve. It would be a good book for anyone. A book that shows you your odds can always get better with friends, family, and loved ones in your corner.” This is everything I aspire my books to be!

My newest book, CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU (Dec., 2016) is an emotional second-chance love story about love, loss, friendship, family, and the journey of one woman to confront her past in order to move onto her future. I hope you enjoy it!

I write romance because I love stories about the experience of being human, and love is the universal experience we all share. I also love stories that have happy endings and make me laugh. I hope my stories make you laugh a little, too.

I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband, three children and my office mate Posey, a rescue cat with more attitude than my kids!

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Ann, Not Annie
Sage Steadman
Publication date: September 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Ann, not Annie, is tired of her nominal existence and has vowed to turn things around by dating the hottest guy in school, Jacob Waters. Easier said than done since Jacob isn’t even aware she exists. The truth is, due to Ann’s lively temper she spends more time in detention with the rest of the school rejects than she does fantasizing about Jacob Waters wearing spandex.

Her best friend and devout alien believer, Lisa, doesn’t like the changes she’s seeing in her BFF. Neither does Danny Feller, a fellow detention inmate and resident lost boy who has started keeping an extra watchful and unwanted eye on Ann.

When a chance encounter in an empty hallway changes everything, Ann finds all her dreams coming true and she is well on her way to living the perfect life she’s always wanted. But appearances aren’t always what they seem and Ann is going to have to face not just cold hard facts, but also her past.

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Ann is dealing with the loss of her father. This means she spends a lot of time in detention. She finds herself in the company of Danny Feller. Her best friend is Lisa. They were quite content to be the school outcasts that is until Jacob Waters comes into the picture. Like most girls at her school, Ann wants to date Jacob and much to her friends’ dismay she gets her chance.  Her friends don’t like the change they see in Ann. It’s up to Ann to figure herself out and save her friendships.

In an Oyster Shell – It has awkward narration at times but works out to be a really great story in the end.

The Pearls – The narration was different. I didn’t always like it but it was unique and added to the story in some places. I haven’t read a narration quite like it.

The tone of the book was quite somber at first. Ann was mostly grieving the loss of her dad. Her mom was an alcoholic as a result. So Ann’s life was quite tumultuous. It added to the mood of the story. Ann working out her problems made the story interesting. How she overcomes, in the end, was rewarding.

The romance was sweet. Danny really liked Ann. She had to go after her dream first. The way Danny watches over her is endearing. It just goes to show sometimes we don’t see what is right in front of us. That was true for this tory.

The Sand – As I mentioned before the narration was a little off in parts of the story.

4 Pearls!

 

Author Bio:

Sage Steadman was awarded a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. While pursuing her passion for writing, she worked as a licensed mental health therapist. She published her debut novel, “Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter,” in 2010 under her pen name, The Hippie, and since, re-released the second edition under her real name. The novel has been deemed an “idyllic” read, filled with love, humor, romance and heart. She is also the co-author of the gritty and inspiring historical fiction novel, “Upon Destiny’s Song,” alongside classical guitarist, Mike Ericksen, and has penned an article on teen cutting for Canadian Magazine, “Edmonton’s Child.” She has recently produced a stunning and thought-reflecting novella entitled, “The Waking Dream.” Sage is heralded as a talented writer who tackles her novels with a witty, raw and honest approach. She currently lives near Salt Lake City, Utah with family.

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Blog Tour with Review – Romancing the Wallflower by Michelle MajorRomancing the Wallflower by Michelle Major
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on August 22nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 224
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"I'd like to have an affair with you."

Dedicated kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald isn't the type to make the first move on a man—especially gorgeous David McCay, her secret crush. But when a crisis involving one of her pupils offers a chance to help the pro baseballer turned local brewery owner, Erin goes way out of her comfort zone. So way out she makes a shocking suggestion!

David moved to the Colorado mountain town to look after his sister and her son. Now he's a stand-in parent to his nephew, trying to fight his attraction to Erin…who just propositioned him. David is nobody's hero. So why can't he convince the sweet, kindhearted beauty that she deserves better than him? Is it because they're the perfect imperfect match?

Erin MacDonald is a kindergarten teacher who has been told her whole life that she is average. She has a crush on the local brewmaster David McCay. He is a former pro baseball player, so she thinks he is way out of her league. When circumstances put David in Erin’s debt, she has one request have an affair with her. David is taken aback but intrigued. David unexpectedly becomes the sole guardian of his nephew. This brings Erin and him together again and again. David knows that she is different from any woman he is ever dated and decides to court her. They work hard to survive the tumultuous circumstances that surround them because of David’s family.

In an Oyster Shell – A sweet romance with a generous side of steamy.

The Pearls – This book is my favorite kind of story. A romance with an underdog main character who comes to fulfill their greatest potential. The two main characters had their things to overcome. Even though Erin thought she was average and David was out of her league, David comes with his inferiority complex. Having both characters work out their inferiority issues made for an interesting story.

The romance was charming. David recognized that Erin was extraordinary and didn’t want to treat her like he has other women. The fact that he wants to court her made for a pleasing read.

The character development was fun to read. Erin and David both come into their own. David’s dysfunctional family added to his insecurities. He had to overcome the guilt of the past. Erin came with her own story that made her feel more inferior, and she works to get out of that in the story. Erin was quite a remarkable character, and the author used David’s character to bring it out. The juxtaposition of the two was cool.

The Sand – It was a good story.

4 Pearls!

About Michelle Major

Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at www.michellemajor.com.

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