Monthly Archives: November 2013

REVIEW and TOUR STOP – Between Boyfriends by Sarka-Jonae Miller

BB s3At first glance, twenty-one-year-old Jan Weston has it all: a gorgeous boyfriend, fun friends, and wealthy parents who take care of all those pesky credit card bills.

Then her boyfriend dumps her, her friendships fall apart, and her parents cut her off. Suddenly without money, without a man, and without a plan, it’s time for Jan to grow up.

 Determined to get her life back on track, Jan decides it’s time to make it on her own. Can she find her way as a single lady in San Diego? Can she fix her friendships, her job prospects, and her hair? And can she keep her vow that she’ll never date again, even after she meets a guy who just might be perfect for her?

BETWEEN BOYFRIENDS is a sexy, hilarious story of living life, finding love, and growing up… but not necessarily in that order.

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I am so excited to be reviewing this book from Sarka-Jonae Miller!  I have been hearing about it and I was thrilled to get the chance to read it.  I just knew she would be a fabulous writer!

In the beginning of this book you are ready to roll your eyes at Jan and how whiney and immature she is.  This book is no holds barred when it comes to revealing Jan’s thoughts both good and bad.  We all have uncharitable thoughts that we would never actually say out loud, but still think them.

I absolutely loved following Jan through her humbling journey in the book.  I couldn’t wait to see where she ended up, if she would grow a conscience and start treating people decently.  I am happy to say she did……eventually….. :-)

This book takes you through her struggle to learn to fend for herself and the friends that were harsh when they needed to be and helped her get back on her feet.  I am so excited for the next book in this series to see where it goes from here, because I have a feeling that it will be even better!  This book does not have a cliffhanger, per se, but the story is definitely not over.  It has that nice wrap up with the possibility for bigger and better things!

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Sárka-Jonae is a novelist, publicist, and journalist, among other “ists” there aren’t room for. Her novel writing career began with Between Boyfriends, an edgy chick-lit book for women who’ve been “between boyfriends”, which is much cooler than being single.

Sárka-Jonae is a graduate of Syracuse University. Before writing full-time, she was a personal trainer and massage therapist, helping people tone up, slim down, and chill out. In her free time, SJ loves to dance in flash mobs, in music videos, on speakers, or at home in her underwear. She practices kung fu and yoga, was briefly a Buddhist nun, and travels extensively for “research”. She’s a huge animal lover and has been vegan since 1999. She’s committed to respectfully unveiling the truth about the horrific way factory farms abuse animals. SJ lives in San Diego with two cats and two dogs.

Catch up with Sarka-Jonae!!!

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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY ENDS TOMORROW!! HURRY AND ENTER!!! – The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverWow what a fantastic story!!  This is my favorite type of series……It is intense and fast-paced, but there is a satisfying conclusion at the end!  It didn’t leave me hanging at the end!! Now it didn’t wrap up the entire story, there is still definitely a lot to resolve, but we are given that satisfied feeling at the end. That is until I read the small blurb for the second book!  WOW is about all I can say!

So for those of you that missed my original post here is the book’s description:

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.

 In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single-minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.

However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.

With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.

But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfill her destiny when the time comes?

If you would like to see my original post, click HERE! Also, if you want to read my update on the story you can click HERE!

A little more about this book….

So Eve is 17 years old and just found out she is the supposed “Sentinel” that is going to save the world. No pressure, right? Eve slowly finds out that most people she knows, know who and what she really is. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that people are trying to kill her…..

I seriously hope this book takes off and eventually becomes a movie. The constant adventure and chaos is fascinating. I can vividly picture each character and their surroundings in my mind and that is thanks to Holly Martin’s writing. Plus, she describes the actual actions so clearly I can envision them happening!

WIN OR BUY THIS BOOK!!

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Last, but definitely NOT least is the GIVEAWAY!!!!  This giveaway will be open for TWO WHOLE WEEKS and includes 5 COPIES of The Sentinel!!!  Enter NOW!!

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COVER REVEAL – Ahead of the Darkness by Simone Nicole

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Release Date – March 2014

Synopsis

It has been a long, long time since I’ve seen your little face, chérie. Not once did you visit. That really hurt; after all, it was thanks to you I was convicted. That’s not something you forget.

I thought it was time— a visit was due. Seeing as you wouldn’t come to me, I thought it only right I come to you. Sadly, you weren’t home, but your furry feline was more than accommodating . . . 

I’ll be seeing you soon, mon chérie. I’ll always find you . . .

For six years, a letter has dictated Amelia’s future. She’s running from a past that refuses to stop, always trying to get one step ahead.  Amelia is clever and resilient, and refuses to slip up.

Relying only on herself, she’ll be anything and anyone she needs to survive. But everyone slips up . . . eventually. You can’t always stay ahead of the darkness.

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About the Author

Self-confessed chocoholic and undiagnosed crazy person, Simone can be found climbing Himalayan mountaintops like a ninja, sky diving backwards and rubbing shoulders with billionaires. She is also full of crap, but can read backwards and upside down.  Simone loves all things Disney and alcoholic, and is rarely seen  not reading, writing or wearing lipstick, usually of the red variety.

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SALE 50% OFF ENDS TODAY – Cherry Tart by Scarlett Jade!!!!!

cherrytartSorry for only getting this info to you today, but CHERRY TART is on sale for $1.49!!!  That’s 50% off through TODAY!!!!

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!  Who doesn’t love a plus sized girl completely secure in herself getting the hot guy!!  And this book is SUPER HOOOOOOTTTTTTTT!!  Here’s a link to my REVIEW!

Here is the book’s description:

Cherry Kilgore is a plus sized beauty who moonlights at a strip club and goes by the name Tart. She dances to have control over her body and chase away her demons, hiding behind a mask, the only thing that makes her feel free. She loves ’em and leaves ’em, never letting a man get too close. Until she meets a man one night that strips her bare with his electric green eyes.

Kellan Morgan is a playboy with a good heart, who loves a woman with real curves.

When he figures out that the woman hiding under her mask is worth revealing, he decides to play her game… A game that is full of pleasure, pain, going the distance and finally getting the ultimate prize…

Realizing that love can truly be found in the darkest of places.

You HAVE to pick this up TODAY to get the FABULOUS SALE PRICE!!!!!

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RERELEASE!!! Between Boyfriends by Sarka-Jonae Miller

Between Boyfriends new coverI have exciting news!!  My friend Sarka-Jonae’s book Between Boyfriends has just been released by the publisher!!  Between Boyfriends was 11 years in the making, and finally today Booktrope is launching the chick lit novel.

Book Title: Between Boyfriends
Author: Sarka-Jonae Miller
Genre: Chick Lit, New Adult
Words: 104,000
Publisher: Booktrope
Release Date: November 11, 2013
Blurb:
At first glance, twenty-one-year-old Jan Weston has it all: a gorgeous boyfriend, fun friends, and wealthy parents who take care of all those pesky credit card bills.Then her boyfriend dumps her, her friendships fall apart, and her parents cut her off. Suddenly without money, without a man, and without a plan, it’s time for Jan to grow up.Determined to get her life back on track, Jan decides it’s time to make it on her own. Can she find her way as a single lady in San Diego? Can she fix her friendships, her job prospects, and her hair? And can she keep her vow that she’ll never date again, even after she meets a guy who just might be perfect for her?

BETWEEN BOYFRIENDS is a sexy, hilarious story of living life, finding love, and growing up… but not necessarily in that order.

Praise for Between Boyfriends
“This book is the ultimate chick-lit read–a light-hearted romp focused on the travails of Jan, a college student dumped by her boyfriend, an SDSU student. The moment proves an epiphany, as Jan resolves to stop dating and find fulfillment as a single woman.” – East County Magazine
Between Boyfriends “presents a unique twist on the chick lit genre.” – Hollywood & Vine magazine”Over the course of the book, Jan, who is in her early 20s, begins to grow as a person and even strikes up a true friendship with a man, a first for her.” – Rancho Santa Fe Review“Cut off by parents? Not got a boyfriend? That’s the formula for a chick lit hit.” – Indie Author Land

“The book teaches both subtle and obvious lessons about friendship, relationships, responsibility and decision-making.” – The Masquerade Crew
“Between Boyfriends is a delicious slice of chick-lit! Snappy dialogue sets this story apart from the pack as it follows a young woman who, financially cut off by her parents when she fails to attend school, learns that life is more than her Amex card, and reunites with a mother who has endured her own brand of pain.” – Jan Moran, bestselling author
“BETWEEN BOYFRIENDS is a great read. It’s got everything you’d expect in a chick-lit book: good friends, fun, and a little romance, but the thing Sarka-Jonae adds to this story is a journey.” – Caroline Fardig, bestselling author
I personally can’t wait to get my hands on this book!  I am quite sure you will see a review sometime in the near future!! :-)

Here is how you get it!!!

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(Link to the Apple iBooks version coming soon)
sarkaAbout the Author:
Sárka-Jonae is a novelist, publicist, and journalist, among other “ists” there aren’t room for. Her novel writing career began with Between Boyfriends, an edgy chick-lit book for women who’ve been ”between boyfriends”, which is much cooler than being single.
SJ is a graduate of Syracuse University. Before writing full-time, she was a personal trainer and massage therapist, helping people tone up, slim down, and chill out. In her free time, Sárka-Jonae loves to dance in flash mobs, in music videos, on speakers, or at home in her underwear. She practices kung fu and yoga, was briefly a Buddhist nun, and travels extensively for ”research”. She’s a huge animal lover and has been vegan since 1999. She’s committed to respectfully unveiling the truth about the horrific way factory farms abuse animals. SJ lives in San Diego with two cats and two dogs.

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GIVEAWAY! UPDATE – READ WITH ME – The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverOhmygoodness! This book is very good! I literally had to force myself to stop reading so I could give you all an update! So first if you didn’t see my previous post and you want all the info on The Sentinel you can click HERE!

This is one of those books that starts off with a BANG! It begins with a school bus crashing over the edge of a cliff! It’s teetering there when Eve first realizes that everything is not quite what it seems. She sees her teachers do some impossible things…..then SHE keeps all the other kids from dying!

Eve hit her head in the crash, so everyone tries to convince her that she was hallucinating! They ALMOST have her convinced…..until the FIRE! That’s all I’m going to give you for now, but stay tuned! I don’t want to giveaway the story as I go, but trust me, it is riveting!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 5 copies of The Sentinel!!!

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REVIEW – Perilous Promises by Christi Williams

PerilousPromiseCoverThis was my second book by Christi Williams and it definitely blew me away just as the first had done.  There is so much between the main characters that it is hard to tell if they can overcome it!!  You can read my review of Take a Chance on Love and trust me BOTH books are worth the time!!!  As a side note….this cover is so perfect for this book!  This is exactly how I would picture Noah and Perris! :-)

Book Description:

She can survive anything except the men who love her. Perris Dalton doesn’t need a man. She left southwest Wyoming broken, so transformed by fighting cancer even her big hunk of a lawman couldn’t make love to her. Now she’s back.

Her new job is to mitigate conflicts with raptors at a power plant’s coal mine. There’s no reason for her path to cross her ex-husband’s. But when an environmental demonstration inexplicably centers in on her, Sheriff Noah Dalton steps in, confident he can win back the woman who once walked out on him.

As the demonstration spirals into personal attacks, Noah, Perris’s father the sheep rancher, and her brother the college student, hatch a secret plot to protect her.
In an epic contest of wills with a lone woman survivor used to solving her own problems, and three Western heroes just as determined to save her, all hell starts to break loose.

Christi has a way of dragging you right into the middle of a character and all their issues.  Perris is a woman who had the love of her life, but then cancer stepped in.  Unable to take the way her husband handles her after the cancer she leaves all of it behind.  She builds a life for herself and learns to rely on NO ONE!  She is a strong woman and she doesn’t need anyone to come in and save the day.  The chip that has landed on her shoulder is huge, but when Noah decides to go after her, he refuses to let anything stand in the way.  But can he get through that tough girl exterior?  Can Perris let go enough to let Noah and her family help protect her?  This book is MUST read!!!

Buy this book!!!

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$0.99 SALE!! Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series) by Lilian Roberts

ArielleImmortalAwakeningEDIT:  The sale started early!!

One of my favorites is on sale for 2 days only!!!!  If you don’t remember my review of this one, click HERE to see it again!  The sale is for November 8th and 9th ONLY!  This is the first book in a 5 book series….I have now read books 2, 3 and 4 and I am anxiously awaiting news on book 5!!  My reviews for books 2, 3 and 4 will trickle out here in the next week or two so stay tuned!! :-)

Here is the book’s Amazon description:

A mortal soul…

From the time college co-ed Arielle Lloyd had been young, she had been able to hear the thoughts and feel the pain of certain others, and those she comes to think of as her special group. One friend’s dabbling with spells and magic showed her the power of love that can endure beyond the grave. But another friend’s terrifying encounter with a warlock left Arielle wary of those who claim otherworldly powers. On holiday in the south of France, a chance encounter could change her mind. Or could cost her life.

An Immortal man…

Sebastian Gaulle is the wealthy, handsome owner of an international company. He is also an Immortal. For five centuries he has sought the one soul who can fulfill his dreams of everlasting love. Then he meets Arielle, whose heart calls out to him like no other.

A timeless love…

Sebastian has made his choice clear. But jealous Immortals from his past threaten retaliation. They have vowed to destroy any woman who becomes involved with him. In spite of the powerful protection amulet Sebastian gives Arielle, death stalks their newfound love. Their love may be eternal, but they may be running out of time.

 Pick up your copy today!!!

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REVIEW and RELEASE DAY!! The Reckless Engineer by Jac Wright

RecklessEngineerCoverThis book sooooo brings to mind the old saying:

“Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!”

-Walter Scott’s Marmion

Jac Wright’s poetic background comes through in this book.  This book truly weaves the story around you until you can’t stop until you have all the answers!  First I want to draw you in with the description below…….

Book Description:

Jack Connor’s lives an idyllic life by the Portsmouth seaside married to Caitlin McAllen, a stunning billionaire heiress, and working at his two jobs as the Head of Radar Engineering of Marine Electronics and as the Director of Engineering of McAllen BlackGold, his powerful father-in-law Douglas McAllen’s extreme engineering company in Oil & Gas. He loves his two sons from his first marriage and is amicably divorced from his beautiful first wife Marianne Connor. Their delicately balanced lives are shattered when sexy Michelle Williams, with whom Jack is having a secret affair and who is pregnant with his child, is found dead and Jack is arrested on suspicion for the murder.

Jeremy Stone brings London’s top defence attorney, Harry Stavers, to handle his best friend’s defence.

Who is the bald man with the tattoo of a skull seen entering the victim’s house? Who is “KC” who Caitlin makes secret calls to from an untraceable mobile? Has powerful Douglas McAllen already killed his daughter’s first partner and is he capable of killing again? Is Caitlin’s brother Ronnie McAllen’s power struggle with Jack for the control of McAllen Industries so intense that he is prepared to kill and frame his brother-in-law? Is the divorce from Jack’s first wife as amicable on her part as they believe it to be? Are his sons prepared to kill for their vast inheritance? Who are the ghosts from Caitlin’s past in Aberdeen, Scotland haunting the marriage? What is the involvement of Jack’s manager at Marine Electronics?

The cast of characters is made even more colorful by the supporting entourage: the big Scott and his gang, Hosé and Heineken, who carry out Douglas McAllen’s “troubleshooting;” McAllens’ bumbling solicitors McKinley and Magnus Laird; Caitlin McAllen’s handymen, Cossack and Levent; and Jeremy’s sidekick, the gay black actor working in the London West End.

 While Jack is charged and his murder trial proceeds in the Crown Court under barrister Harry Stavers’ expert care, Jeremy runs a race against time to find the real killer and save his friend’s life, if he is in fact innocent, in a tense tale of love, power, and ambition.

It is easy for me to see that I will be a Jac Wright fan for life.  This book had so many twists and turns!  Just when you think you have the culprit figured out, something else comes to light that damns a different person.  The author gives you some background on each character, but just enough.  Jac Wright has a knack for dropping clues in your lap at just the right moment and really keeping you on the edge of your seat.

Another thing I loved about this story was how believable it was.  It seemed like real people that ended up in some ugly situations.  I don’t think we realize how “suspicious” every day things can be when taken in the wrong context.  Jeremy’s dialogue to himself while some people were being interviewed was so entertaining and I really enjoyed his personality.  He is someone you would like to know in real life.

Also, yes we had the rich people that always have everything in order, but they worked for it.  They weren’t lounging around all day spending money on anything and everything, they were working hard and putting in a lot of hours to keep the company’s running smoothly.

Overall, this was a GREAT mystery/suspense that will keep those pages turning as fast as you can read!!  Grab your copy today!!

Buy this book!!

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More about the author Jac Wright:

Jac Wright is a published poet, a published author, and an electronics engineer educated at Stanford, University College London, and Cambridge who lives and works in England. Jac studied English literature from an early age of three, developing an intense love for poetry, drama, and writing in Speech & Drama classes taken every Saturday for fourteen years, and in subsequent creative writing classes taken during the university years. A published poet, Jac’s first passion was for literary fiction and poetry writing as well as for the dramatic arts. You will find these influences in the poetic imagery and prose, as well as the in the dramatic scene setting and deep character creation in his writing.

These passions – for poetry, drama, literary fiction, and electronic engineering – have been combined to create the first book in the literary suspense series, The Reckless Engineer. There are millions of professionals in high-tech corporate environments who work in thousands of cities in the US, the UK, and the world such as engineers, technicians, technical managers, investment bankers, and corporate lawyers. High drama, power struggles, and human interest stories play out in the arena every day. Yet there are hardly any books that tell their stories; there are not many books that they can identify with. Jac feels compelled to tell their stories in The Reckless Engineer series.

Jac also writes the literary short fiction series, Summerset Tales, in which Wright explores characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances in the semi-fictional region of contemporary England called Summerset, partly the region that Thomas Hardy called Wessex. Some of the tales have an added element of suspense. The collection is published serially in the tradition of Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers and Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Tales. The first tale, The Closet, accompanies the first title in the author’s full-length book, The Reckless Engineer.

Connect with Jac Wright!

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GIVEAWAY and READ WITH ME!! The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverHello Everyone!  We are going to try something a little different!  I am REALLY excited to get a chance to read The Sentinel by Holly Martin!!  So we are giving away 5 ebooks!!!!  I am going to start reading this book tonight and I will update you on my thoughts as I read it.  I will try to give you a little peek every couple of chapters :-)!

If you want to read it with me click on the buy links below and get started!!  You may want to know a little more before you do that so lets start with the book’s description:

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.

 In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single-minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.

However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.

With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.

But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfill her destiny when the time comes?

I used to say that I didn’t care for Fantasy/Paranormal type books, but that is changing the longer I have this blog.  I read the Immortal Rapture Series by Lilian Roberts and could NOT put it down (the reviews for the rest of those will be coming very shortly!)!!  The Sentinel has me so intrigued it was all I could do to get the rest of my things wrapped up so I could get started on it!!  So if you want to follow along with me you can get this on Amazon for just $2.99 and it’s around 319 pages!

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Last, but definitely NOT least is the GIVEAWAY!!!!  This giveaway will be open for TWO WHOLE WEEKS and includes 5 COPIES of The Sentinel!!!  Enter NOW!!

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