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Audiobook Review – The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks

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the longest ridethe Longest Ride
Author: Nicholas Sparks

Narrators: Ron McLarty and January LaVoy
Run Time: 13hrs and 12 minutes

Description:
Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

Review:
Anyone who knows me, knows that I swear up one side and down the other than Nicholas Sparks is NOT a romance writer. So imagine my dismay when I saw that his newest book was nominated as an audiobook in the romance category for the Audies…yes, I was seriously shaking my head…and my ambivalence continued as I started to listen. I don’t need to say a lot about the plot though because the jacket copy seems to do a pretty good job of describing the basic gist of the plot (which is a personal irk..but oh well).

I enjoyed the flash-back method used to tell the story, especially since it wasn’t chronological flash-backs, but rather event driven. I also enjoyed trying to figure out how Luke/Sophia and Ira’s paths were going to cross, I had the one figured out, but there were a couple of other tiny strings that also criss-crossed through-out the story.

I will admit that I was sucked into the story, both Ira/Ruth’s and Sophia/Lukes and I thought that the chosen narrators did a really good job. Both of them (Ron McLarty and January LaVoy) fit their main characters (Ira and Sophia) perfectly. However, I think I would have preferred to have Luke voiced by Ron, rather than January, because it was a bit disconcerting…but that is just me. The production was really well done.

My biggest gripe (for lack of a better word), is that I am so used to having something really bad happening at the end of a Sparks book, that I just kept waiting for something bad to happen. As the end approached, chapter by chapter, POV by POV, I kept waiting for something bad to happen to Sophia/Luke. I guess because of what happened to Ira, the author didn’t feel the need to screw with Sophia/Luke’s happy ever after. And I will admit that I loved the twist at the end, the whole art collection thing was kind of cool and I learnt a lot about contemporary American art while listening (although, I will admit that art still isn’t my thing)…

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Review – Spokes – P.D. Singer

spokesSpokes
Author: P.D. Singer

Description:
Pro cyclist Luca Biondi lives for the race. For the star of Team Antano-Clark, victory lies within his grasp—if he can outdistance 200 other hopefuls, avoid suspicion from race officials, and keep his lieutenant more friend than foe. Luca also has secrets, and eyes for amateur cyclist and journalist Christopher Nye.

Christopher understands Luca’s need to keep their relationship under wraps, but chafes at hiding in the shadows of his lover’s career. He’s ready to cheer Luca’s victories, but he knows too well how triumph can turn to tears. While Christopher’s heart sees Luca the man, his inner journalist—and his editor—sees the cycling world’s biggest scoop.

From the jagged curves of the Colorado Rockies to the viciously steep Belgian hills, Luca can ride out any bumps—except rumors.

A few words in the wrong ear could crash everything. With miles between them, hints of scandal, and Luca’s fierce need to guard his reputation, a journalist might have to let go of the biggest story of his career or risk forcing his lover to abandon the race. Christopher and Luca face a path more treacherous than any road to the summit in the Italian Alps.

Review:
A lot of my friends who read m/m romance rave about PD Singer, but until now I had never actually tried anything by her. So when my friend Frances offered to let me borrow her copy of Spokes, I took her up on it. And then I’ll admit, it got added to Mt TBR and it loitered there for a while…lol (what can I say, too many books, too little time). But then one day, I picked it up thinking that I would just read a chapter…boy was I wrong.

I was immediately sucked into Christopher and Luca’s relationship, or rather lack thereof at the beginning. I loved the whole cycling team set-up, or rather the cycling team, and a wanna-be cyclist who needs help – I mean, I’m a sucker for a guy who will actually ask for and accept help (no comments from the peanut gallery!). And I could really tell that the author had done her research into the world of cyclists – yes, she had the major things down, but it was the small things like when Luca explained to Christopher how to improve his stroke on the pedals to give more power while riding.

The story itself was pretty action packed without being too angsty – although, there were a few moments where I wanted to slap both Christopher and Luca upside the head. It was like talk guys!! But thankfully, everything did work out and the ending was happy, albeit bittersweet. Overall, I gave Spokes 3.5 but rounded up to 4 stars on GR and I’m looking forward to checking out more books by PD Singer in the future.

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Book Review, Uncategorized

 

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Armchair Audies 2014

Armchair Audies

I had so much fun listening to the various books nominated for the Audie Awards next year that I decided (prior to the release of nominations), that I wanted to participate again and that I would likely do the romance category again. But that being said, when the nominees were announced, I was kind of disappointed in the nominations. Looking at the nominees garnered as interesting selection of books, two of which I may have trouble understanding because they are books 10 in series where I have only read up to book 5 in one and hadn’t even started the other; one by an author I don’t particularly enjoy (and debate whether he actually falls into the romance category or one); one book I had already read and one book that i’m actually interested in listening to…so all in all, I’m feeling a bit ehh going into my listen.

The nominees for an Audie in the Romance Audiobook Category are:

The Darkest Craving – Gena Showalter; Narrated by Max Bellmore
For My Lady’s Heart – Laura Kinsale; Narrated by Nicholas Boulton
Kissing under the Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas – Bella Andre; Narrated by Eva Kaminsky
The Longest Ride -Nicholas Sparks; Narrated by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy
The Wanderer – Robyn Carr; Narrated by Therese Plummer

I will admit that while I’m ambivalent about the books themselves, I’m looking forward to checking out the narrators, many of who are new to me. So it will be an interesting listening season.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Review – A Chance At Love – Karolyn James

a chance at loveA Chance At Love
Author: Karolyn James
Series: Ferry Creek (unnumbered)

Review Copy Provided by Author/Publisher via Reading Addiction Book Tours (RABT)

Description:
A simple phone call can change your life… just ask successful businessman Sullivan Chasen.

When the caller shares the news that Sullivan’s father is dying, Sullivan laughs and hangs up. He isn’t being heartless, he just knows that it can’t be true – because his father already passed away… ten years ago.

Like a bad dream, the calls keep coming and DNA results turn Sullivan’s world upside down. There is only one way, and very little time, to figure out the truth. He packs his bags for the small town of Ferry Creek, North Carolina.

Once Sullivan arrives, he must confront a past he never knew existed, including a half-brother who lives above their family diner. The longer he spends away from his wealthy lifestyle and successful business, the more he falls in love with the small town, its community… and waitress, Jess Winthorne.

Can Sullivan Chasen go back to his normal life after learning about his past or will he discover the missing piece of his heart in Ferry Creek?

Review:
I’ll admit that recently, I’ve been fairly picky about what books to feature on my blog for promo tours/reviews – not because they don’t look interesting, because they do, but because my time has been fairly limited. However, when the email popped up from RABT for Ms James’ book, I was intrigued enough by the description that I said that I would be interested in being part of the blog tour. This reasoning is what makes it a hard-ish review for me to write because in all honesty, I enjoyed the premise of the book and for the most part the story was decent – but I had quite a few issues with the writing style – almost to the extent that I nearly gave up on the book (but I persevered).

I’ll admit that the whole millionaire/billionaire storyline doesn’t always work for me, mostly because I have been reading romance for so long that i’ve seen pretty much every reincarnation in characters that are out there, or so I thought. But there was something intriguing about Sullivan that I liked. I think because for the most part, he didn’t necessarily try to “fix” everything with his money – in fact, a good portion of the book revolved around the idea that money can’t fix everything. I had a harder time with Jess, the heroine, for me, I just felt that she wasn’t quite as three-dimensional as Sullivan was – while this was a romance novel, and there was a bit of romance, I never got a true sense of why they fell in love, it was a bit of an insta-love type scenario. Plus, I kept hoping that she was going to hook up with the Cop (even though I knew that wasn’t actually going to happen).

I think my biggest issue with the book was the writing style in general. It felt very chunky and didn’t flow well. The conversation between the characters felt very formal (kind of like what you would potentially expect if you were in a situation with a person who didn’t speak English as their first language). It just didn’t feel natural, like 2 people really having a conversation. I do think its something that could be improved on, and its unfortunate that it just didn’t work for me in this instance. Plus it really felt like there was a lot of “telling” rather than “showing” when it came to the writing style, almost a bit like an info dump at times. But I know that the author has several other books out, so i’m interested to see if that writing style translates better into other books or not.

Contact Karolyn:
Karolyn James Website
Karolyn James Facebook Page

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Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Review – Mr Good Enough – Jamie Farrell

JamieFarrell_MrGoodEnough_800x1200Mr Good Enough
Author: Jamie Farrell

Review Copy Provided by the Author

Description:
Maddie Mason isn’t desperate. She’s simply tired of waiting for the universe to deliver her Mr. Perfect. So she’s turning to the dating website she created, MisterGoodEnough.com, to finally find her future.

Online matchmaking is perfect for Maddie, because:
a) History has proven she’s a poor judge of decent husband material.
b) The dating pool in her crumbling little hometown is all but dried up.
c) She wants babies.

Trent Sawyer is not Mr. Good Enough material, because:
a) Twelve years ago, he stomped the stuffing out of Maddie’s naïve little teenage heart.
b) The man might look good in a tool belt, but she’s sure he’s up to something nefarious.
c) He doesn’t want kids. Ever.

But if Maddie were to fall for a guy like Trent, it would only be because:
a) When he apologizes, he apologizes big.
b) He’s fixing their little farm town, one dilapidated home at a time.
c) Her world is a brighter place with him in it.

So should Maddie:
a) Go for Mr. Second Best and the family she’s always wanted?
b) Take her Mr. Almost Perfect without the babies she craves?

Either way, there’s nothing simple about settling for Mr. Good Enough

Review:
Oh where to start…lol! I am going to preface this review with saying that Jamie and I are virtual friends on facebook, through another friend, so I am potentially a tad biased ;) A couple of weeks ago, Jamie (the author) asked me if I would be interested in reading her “super seekrit” project (her words not mine) – and of course, being the sucker for good books/writing, I said yes. It wasn’t long before Mr Good Enough arrived in my email and I eagerly sent it to my kindle. Then I realized I needed to savor it, because who knows when her next book is going to be released and she does enjoy torturing us fans…and I will admit that it wasn’t easy. I was trying to ration myself to only 10% or so a night, to make it last…but that totally didn’t happen…

Mr Good Enough reminds me so much of me at times – while I am still happily single – some days I wonder if I will ever find Mr Perfect/Almost Perfect, or will I end up settling for Mr Good Enough. I really liked the whole online dating scenarios in the book – considering the amount of these that are around nowadays (and some stats say that 1 in 5 relationships start online), it surprises me that there are more aren’t using an online dating trope.

But it wasn’t just the whole storyline that I enjoyed – it was how the characters seemed so real – from Maddie with her paint quirky-ness…(and really, purple icing on a cake…reminds me of a mutual friend that Jamie and I share)…and as for Trent – i’m always a sucker for the bad boy turned good – who struggles with his past, even if its many years later. there is just something that makes you want to reach into the pages of the book and give him a big hug (or take other liberties).

Overall, I gave Mr Good Enough 4 stars for a quirky contemporary read.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Seriously Saturday Series Catch-Up – February

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I had every intention of really digging in in February, that whole hit the ground running type routine…but like always, that totally didn’t happen. Its not that I didn’t want to read any of the books in the series that I had picked, but that I was trying to finish up another challenge and none of my series books seemed to fit into it. But that being said, I’m managed to slot in multiple books into my new challenge that starts today (March 1). But back to a review of the books I did read.

wild thingsWild Things – Chloe Neill
This is the 9th book in Ms Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series – I really enjoyed the series when it started, but the last few books have been very so-so, but they weren’t quite to the stage where I would consider giving it up. Anyways, I was kind of wavering on the to-buy, not to buy when I noticed that my library had it ordered, so I reserved it before there was even a copy in stock, so I literally got it fresh off the press (have I mentioned how much I love my library recently). For me, Wild Things was much more in line with the earlier books in the series. It was more focused on the mystery/suspense, than the romance between Merit/Ethan (or Methan in fandom) – and was definately less angst filled than the last few. After reading Wild Things, I hope Ms Neill stays on the track she is on with the storyline, because it is highly intriguing.

seduction of elliot mcbrideThe Seduction of Elliot McBride – Jennifer Ashley
This is another series that has been very hit and miss for me – I really liked the 3rd and 4th books, the earlier ones were ok (although a lot of people raved about the first one – I will say that I enjoyed it more in audiobook than print). This was really only tangentially connected to the original characters – the main male – Elliot – is the brother of one of the wives of one of the original pairings…so a bit convoluted. While I like the unrequited love theme, this just felt too empty to me – it was too quick and I never got a good vibe on their relationship. I did enjoy the mystery aspect, but the romance was only so-so and since it was a romance novel, I wish it had played a more significant role. Hopefully, the next book will be more in line with the more enjoyable books in the series.

Summary:
Of the 29 books I have planned, I have finished 2, so 27 remain – now on to March – check back April 5th for my next update. And make sure to swing by Cassi’s blog, to check her update.

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Review – Margot – Jillian Cantor

margotMargot
Author: Jillian Cantor

Review Copy Provided by Author via Sisterhood of the Traveling Book

Description:
In the spring of 1959, The Diary of Anne Frank has just come to the silver screen to great acclaim, and a young woman named Margie Franklin is working in Philadelphia as a secretary at a Jewish law firm. On the surface she lives a quiet life, but Margie has a secret: a life she once lived, a past and a religion she has denied, and a family and a country she left behind.

Margie Franklin is really Margot Frank, older sister of Anne, who did not die in Bergen-Belsen as reported, but who instead escaped the Nazis for America. But now, as her sister becomes a global icon, Margie’s carefully constructed American life begins to fall apart. A new relationship threatens to overtake the young love that sustained her during the war, and her past and present begin to collide. Margie is forced to come to terms with Margot, with the people she loved, and with a life swept up into the course of history.

Review:
If anyone were to ask one what period of history I find the most interesting, I would probably say the Holocaust. In fact, if I ever decided to pursue graduate education in History, it likely would have been in that time period (somehow). So when Margot was offered up as a review book on STB and my friend Naomi gave it 5 stars (which is really rare for her) I was intrigued. Like she said, and I agree, I often find alternate or revisionist history hard to stomach, because most of the time, it seems to be sooo outlandish that it isn’t believable. But even though I KNEW that Margot had died in Bergen-Belsen just prior to liberation, it seemed plausible that if she were to escape and make a new life this is how it could have happened.

I will admit, even if the story was plausible, that I went into the read being completely skeptical…in fact, I think I had the book sitting on my bedside table for a good week before I picked it up…but I needed something to read this weekend and I figured what the heck. I was sucked in. It wasn’t a taxing read by any means and written in a very flowing style of writing. I kept thinking, just one more chapter…and did that several times…until I was more than halfway through…lol.

I guess for me, the biggest/most impactful part of the story, was the idea of people who hide in plain sight. The idea of people just trying to blend in like Margot, because she knew that if anyone knew who she really was, it would change everything. But at the same time, seeing Margot start to heal (if that is the correct word), to move on and come into her own rather than being in the “shadow of her sister”.

Overall, I gave Margot 4 stars and look forward to reading more books by the author in the future. Although, I am now curious about re-reading The Diary of Anne Frank, as well as Annexed – which is the Diary told from Peter’s POV.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Review – Nicholas – Emma Lang

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Author: Emma Lang
Series: #5 in the Circle Eight Series

Review Copy Provided by Author

Description:
Nicholas Graham is caught in the middle: of his family, of his desires, of his own unhappiness. After he meets Winnie Watson, his self-imposed curmudgeonly existence pales in comparison to spending time with her. He wants to be with her, to get to know her. She is a beacon to all the secret cravings he has controlled. Until now.

Winnie Watson endured, and survived, a horrendous childhood that would give others nightmares. She started over, a new name, a new goal in life. Then she met the Grahams and everything went sideways. She’s done the unthinkable and struggles to accept it. She wants to forget it all again, but the specter of Nicholas Graham, physical and in her dreams, won’t let her move on.

Caught between their needs, their wants, and what the world will allow them, Nick and Winnie are doomed from the moment they met. However, love will teach them that even the biggest obstacles can be overcome if you believe.

Review:
When I finished the previous book in the series (Vaughn), I had a feeling that Nicholas was going to be my favorite pairing in the series. In fact, I remember tweeting the author, wanting to know when Nicholas was going to be released – so I excited when I got the email from her assistant about having review copies available and totally jumped on it. And I’m so glad I did.

Nicholas picked up a couple of months after Vaughn ends, with the wedding of Vaughn and Elizabeth. I will admit that normally, I’m not a huge fan of weddings about the non-featured couples in the book, but for some reason this worked for me. I think because Vaughn and Elizabeth were so instrumental in the meeting of Nicholas and Winnie in the previous book – it just seemed right.

It was good to see Nicholas find his place in the world. From all the previous books, it seemed like he was kind of the fish out of water – he didn’t really seem to fit in with the rest of the family. I also liked the Winnie wasn’t the traditional heroine – she seemed to be a bit stronger-willed, not the sweet innocent heroine that seems to be the main stay in many historical romances. She definately wasn’t a doormat, that was for sure.

The romance between Nick and Winnie was sweet and yet hot at the same time. I can’t wait to see where the author goes next with the series – I think maybe the next sister in the family but I’m not sure…Overall, I gave Nicholas 4 stars and it is my favorite in the series so far.

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Happy 3rd Birthday Entangled Publishing!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my romance novels and over the last few years I have been pleasantly surprised with the books that I have read by Entangled Publishing. They always seem to be fresh and entertaining compared to many books that are currently being released. So I’m happy to see them turn 3 this month.

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From the Entangled Team:
Two years ago this February, Entangled launched our first category
imprint with Indulgence. The Marriage Bargain, one of our first releases in Indulgence, went on to be one of the top selling books of 2012 and catapulted Jennifer Probst to the USA Today and NY Times bestseller lists. Since then, we’ve grown to have six category romance imprints, as well as single title books for teens and adults in our Select, Edge, and Teen imprints, and have had multiple USA Today and NY Times bestsellers. It’s been a wild three years!

We’re celebrating! All month long, our February new releases, as well as select titles on our Steals and Deals page, are just 99 cents!

Yes, you read that right. Every new release will be offered at an introductory price of just 99 cents!

Be sure to join our big Facebook celebration from February 24th scavenger hunts, authors, games, gossip, and lots of fun!

Explore our new website and prepare to find romance, because we have something for everyone and join our “Steals and Deals” newsletter.

We’re kicking off the month-long celebration with three new Brazens, each with a smoking hot military man front and center and each for just 99 cents!

MFH_500Marine for Hire
Tawna Fenske

She thought she’d sworn off military men for good…

Sam Kercher is every inch a wickedly hot Marine. Tall. Sexy. Lethal.
When his best friends call in a favor, Sam is forced to face an entirely new line of duty—playing nanny for their newly divorced sister and her squirming seven-month-old twin boys. If Sam can dissemble an M16 in his sleep, diaper duty should be a cakewalk… right?

Unfortunately, Operation Nanny isn’t quite that simple. Sheridan has
sworn off overbearing military men, so Sam must protect her from her dirtbag ex without revealing just how much he has in common with her brothers. Or that he’s been ordered not to touch her. Ever.

Problem is, Sheri’s one hell of a gorgeous woman, capable of making this hard-bodied Marine even harder. And Sam wants her bad.

Protect the girl. Care for the babies. Hide his identity. And keep his hands off. But even the most disciplined Marine has weaknesses…and Sheridan is one Sam might not be able to resist.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/Mp9NNa
B&N: http://bit.ly/1bi1Tvx

SHC_500Staking His Claim
Tessa Bailey

He wants her. All of her.
NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is in Hell. Instead of driving his best friend’s little sister home from college, he’s stuck with her roommate—a fresh-faced ray-of-sunshine with a body that makes grown men weep. There’s no way he’ll allow himself to taint the little vixen, no matter how hard she tries to tempt him, so he resigns himself to the longest—and hardest—drive of his life.

Matt’s obvious attraction suits grad student Lucy Mason just fine. She had no idea her brother’s best friend was so deliciously hot. Knowing he’d never have his wicked way with his buddy’s sister, she lies about her identity and seduces him. But Matt’s no fumbling college boy.

His desires run deep—and dark—and he wants to teach Lucy what wicked really means. Matt’s demanding appetites only make Lucy want more. But when her cover’s blown, he’s furious—even as his hunger for her becomes insatiable. Matt can’t trust anyone, least of all himself. And he knows all too well that darkness always destroys the light…

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ilfF5o
B&N: http://bit.ly/1fmHl7a

TY_500Temporarily Yours
Jen McLaughlin, writing as Diane Alberts

This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first. Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock…

Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend.

After all, he’s heading overseas soon…and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?

It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process…

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bkIFsg
B&N: http://bit.ly/1fBOmCV

We appreciate you and want readers to be able to fill up their eReaders all month long with great books at introductory prices. Thank you for an amazing first three years. This is just the beginning.

~The Entangled ‘Love’ Team

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Release Day Facebook Party – Avery Flynn

So I was sitting on my couch this evening debating on what I wanted to write tonight – if you know me, you know that I have like a ton of books to review that I have read, but that my motivation/inspiration comes in fits and starts – and right now, its a non-starter (haha). But I wanted to post something (I mean, can’t let you guys think I’ve deserted you). Then I realized that I could write about the Facebook Party that is going on for Avery Flynn’s new release.

I don’t honestly know how long these Facebook release party’s have been around, I just participated in my first one a couple of weeks ago. Basic idea – a bunch of authors/fans get together on Facebook to celebrate the release of an authors new book. Normally it goes for a few hours and authors pop in and out, many of them have their own time period that they answer questions (and party). There are normally lots of giveaways (uhh, yeah, freebies – got to love them) and overall, general shenanigans.

high heeled wonderI didn’t think I’d heard of Avery Flynn before (although a perusal of my Goodreads Want to Read list proved me wrong…whoops), but I was intrigued by the description of the book and the cover is seriously hot. I mean someone with an obsession over high heels (yes, i’m a shoe addict and admit it), plus assassins – it sounds like its going to be an awesome book…(it showed up on my kindle this morning and I can’t wait to read it).

But a double bonus of these party’s because having a good excuse to procrastinate online, is finding awesome new authors from those that are participating. Right now, after today’s antics, my to-read list has increased substantially, to include new to me authors like Tracy Brogan; Jerrie Alexander and Kimberly Kincaid. There are many more awesome authors who participated and look for reviews of their books in the future. Plus I also got to hang out with Kelsey Browning again (who incidently was the first facebook party I attended) and who gave me some awesome ideas for upcoming blog items.

And on that note, its time to go back and party some more ;) Have fun and happy Monday! Oh yeah and Avery Flynn is doing an awesome giveaway on her blog – including a $100 gift certificate to DSW shoes (and I NEED new shoes…well…that’s my story and i’m sticking to it). Click HERE to enter.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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