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Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Lilly Singer Adventures by Lydia Sherree

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This is my stop during the blog tour for The Lily Singer Adventures by Lydia Sherrer. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 28 April till 14 May, you can view the tour schedule here.

This series contains 4 books at this moment with more planned. On 28 April 2017 the latest two books released: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus Allies and Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus Legends.

Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: BeginningsLove, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings (The Lily Singer Adventures #1)
By Lydia Sherrer
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult/ Adult

Saving the world is such a bother when it makes you late for tea.

By day, book-loving wizard Lily Singer manages library archives. By night? She sleeps, of course. In between, she studies magic and tries to keep her witch friend Sebastian out of trouble. Much to her displeasure, he finds it anyway and drags her along with him.

From unmaking ancient curses to rescuing a town lost in time, Lily and Sebastian fight to avert magical mayhem. Meanwhile, Lily's mysterious past begins to unfold--a past hidden from her by those she trusts most. Will she be able to discover the truth despite them?

Beginnings is the first installment of the Lily Singer Adventures urban fantasy series. Full of unexpected twists and snarky humor, this story has been known to cause: loud snorts of laughter, inexplicable craving for tea, and loss of work productivity. If you enjoy magic-filled adventures like Harry Potter and Sabrina the Teenage Witch then you'll love Lydia Sherrer's delightful new series.

You can find Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings on Goodreads

You can buy Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings on Amazon

Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings is part of Kindle Unlimited.

Later Books in this series
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations (The Lily Singer Adventures #2)
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Revelations

Modern-day wizard Lily Singer prefers to stay in her library, studying magic and drinking tea. But when her cat starts talking back and she discovers a plot to steal a powerful artifact, Lily’s chances of peace and quiet are slim. Her past is riddled with dangerous secrets. Will discovering the truth reveal her future, or doom it?


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Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Allies (The Lily Singer Adventures #3)
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Allies

What’s worse than fighting with allies? Fighting without them. To stop her father’s evil plans, wizard and archivist Lily Singer must reconcile old grudges, make questionable allies, and bend the law to fix a problem that's not even her fault. Can she and her friends work together to save the day? Or will they let their differences divide them?


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Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Legends (The Lily Singer Adventures #4)
Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Legends

Troublemaking witch friend and talking cat in tow, Lily Singer must pursue her father to England as he seeks to discover an ancient evil and steal its power for himself. But with a queen of the fae after the same thing, Sebastian’s past comes back to haunt him and the three friends have to think fast and act faster to defeat legends that are, unfortunately, no longer in the past.


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All four books in The Lily Singer Adventures series are part of Kindle Unlimited.

Lydia SherrerAbout the Author:

Author of the Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus magical adventure series, Lydia Sherrer is a fantasy author whose goal is to leave this world a better place than when she found it. With an urban fantasy series, multiple short stories and a novella under her belt, Lydia has been writing for over a decade and enjoys nothing more than a good book, a cup of tea, and a comfy chair in the sunshine. When not writing she loves to play her ocarina (think Zelda), and also enjoys traditional archery, cosplay, larping, and art.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, she was thoroughly corrupted by a deep love for its rolling countryside, despite the mosquitoes and hay fever. She was instilled with a craving for literature early on, and her parents had to wrestle books away from her at the dinner table. Though she graduated with a dual BA in Chinese and Arabic, having traveled the world she came home and decided to stay there. She currently resides in Louisville, KY with her loving and supportive husband, and their very vocal cat.

You can find and contact Lydia Sherrer here:

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Lily Singer Adventures. These are the prizes you can win:

- 1st place is signed paperback copies of The Lily Singer Adventures Books 1 & 2 and ebook copies of Books 3 & 4 (US only)

- 2nd place is ebook copies of The Lily Singer Adventures Books 1-4 (open world-wide)

- 3rd place is ebook copies of The Lily Singer Adventures Books 1-2 (open world-wide)

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The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger

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What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this buzzworthy new standalone thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…

Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house—one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets.

For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past—and within.

Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course—because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all.

My review :- 
Compelling, intriguing and gripping. A fast paced mystery with enough twists and turns to make this a one sit for everyone. I devoured this fantastic thriller with its captivating and well built plot,deep and strong characters and a flowing and engaging prose. A 4.5 star must read for every mystery or thriller fan.Zoey and Claudia 's inter woven story was unique,well structured and strongly built. 

The Bluebell Bunting Society by Poppy Dolan

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Welcome to Bluebell Hall. Pull up a wonky chair, grab a cream bun and settle into a story about a little village, a determined caretaker – and bunting.
At twenty-nine, Connie isn’t quite where she thought she’d be. When her beloved gran died Connie returned to Hazelhurst, the village she grew up in, and took over her gran’s old job as caretaker at the village hall. It might not be the stuff of dreams, but Connie loves working at Bluebell Hall – the heart of the community fuelled by copious cups of tea.
So when Bluebell Hall is threatened with closure, Connie is determined not to let greedy property developers get their hands on it. She hatches a plan bonkers enough that it just might work. All it takes is a needle and thread, scraps of old material and willing hands.
Can Connie convince the people of Hazelhurst that their village hall is worth saving? And will she save herself in the process…?
A heartwarming novel about friendship, community and being brave enough to fight for what you believe in, The Bluebell Bunting Society is perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Tilly Tennant and Cathy Bramley.
‘Poppy Dolan is simply unputdownable.’ Claudia Carroll

My review :- Amazing with fantastic characters, intriguing and captivating plot and a knack for engaging the reader with a flowing prose. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was insightful, inspiring, thought provoking and awesome. It highlighted the themes of friendship, courage, faith and believing in yourself. Connie and the other characters were lovely with a strong plot that delivers a powerful and important message .A definite 4. 5 stars read.I can't wait to read more from the author. 

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

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Everyone has secrets. What if you can’t remember yours?
Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one.

Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.

But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?

Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's brilliant new novel.

My review :- 
On a dark night,Alice finds a man outside her house who doesn't remember even his name. The slow burning story moves from there hooking the reader deeper and deeper in the story as it goes.The story line was puzzling, intriguing and captivating all at the same time with a masterfully structured and strongly built plot and character driven theme with a vivid, imaginative description and a gripping prose equipped with a dry humor that prevents the book from becoming entirely dark in nature. I loved it. A definite 5 stars read.

The More series by Adam Dunn

1.Rivers of Gold by Adam Dunn
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RIVERS OF GOLD is the first in the "More" series of dystopian thrillers featuring MARSOC operator Everett "Ever" More and NYPD Detective Sixto Santiago. The series is set in the Second Great Depression. The primary locale is New York City. The economy is shattered, the government is helpless, and crime and disease run rampant. An underground party circuit has developed, wherein rival cartels use a network of taxicabs to move contraband around the city. The only remaining obstacle to complete mobocracy is an experimental NYPD unit which relies on tough undercover detectives in taxicabs who try to keep the rising tide of chaos at bay. Detective Sixto Santiago is one of these cops, who is grudgingly partnered with a newcomer named Everett More, who does not seem to be aware of any rules governing police conduct. The brutal murder of a cab driver draws them into an increasingly complex investigation that eventually gives them a lead into the gang war between the party cartels. But as the case grows seedier and more dangerous, Santiago is forced to investigate his own partner, and is shocked to discover he is part of a covert CIA operation to infiltrate the NYPD. More is no cop he is something altogether more dangerous. But he is the only one Santiago can rely upon when their case leads them to the rising stars of New York s underworld, whose connections range from immigrant cab drivers to the captains of the finance industry.

My review :-
 Thrilling, fast paced and well structured. A perfect deep woven story with a captivating plot and a knack for engaging the reader. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone who reads mystery or thriller. I was left with a strong desire for more. 

2.The Big Dogs by Adam Dunn 
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This is the second novel in the "More" series of dystopian thrillers set in the Second Great Depression in NYC. More and Santiago's new unit is now detailed to the NYPD's most elite division to investigate the brutal mob killing of a high-profile hedge fund founder. Their team is also assigned its first Federal, and female, member (whom More and Santiago instantly dislike) from a financial-crimes division of the Treasury Department. Tensions immediately escalate when the team discovers the victim's underling is on the run with an encrypted computer drive containing information sensitive enough to draw in an array of international hit men who commence a deadly manhunt through the city. The case leads to a horrific terror plot against the city's buses in order to create a stock market crash for the benefit of the criminal mastermind who created the encrypted drive. More is turned on the loose in full combat mode over Santiago's objections and brings a taste of Afghanistan to New York City.

My review :- 
Captivating and engaging with a well delivered mystery.  I loved it and would recommend it to everyone.  The plot was strong with well developed characters and thrilling prose.

3.Saint Underground by Adam Dunn
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The third installment in the "More" series of dystopian thrillers set in NYC during the Second Great Depression sees the greatest danger to the recurring ragtag team of cops and Feds. More s cover is blown and his CIA handler has been dragged in front of a Congressional investigative committee. Meanwhile the political feud between Republicans and Democrats has reached critical mass during the 2016 presidential conventions in NYC. Two feuding legislators who are using a shadow bank in the city s subway system to move slush funds through have their quarrel spill into open warfare. The Democrat has the entire political apparatus from City Hall to the NY State House to Washington on her side; the Republican has a former Special Forces veteran of Iraq (and More s nemesis) now turned mercenary. Soon full-scale war on a level far above what the NYPD can handle is breaking out all over the city, with the civilian population caught in the crossfire. Only More can save Santiago s team but will he be enough to stop his high-tech military counterpart?

Myreview :- 
Utterly thrilling and unique. The masterfully structured plot made this a one sit read for me. I loved it and this book kept me hooked throughout the story. I can't wait to read more from the author. I strongly recommend this to every mystery or thriller fan. The series is highly addictive. I can't wait for the next installment. 

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Seven Diverse Books to read this summer if you don't want to read YA (Part 1)

1.An Ishmael of Syria by Asaad Almohammad
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Adam is a tortured soul. Exiled from his homeland, forced to watch the horrors unfold from afar. His family, still living – or surviving – in war-torn Syria struggle daily to feed, clothe, and educate their children.

Adam tries to be a ‘global citizen’ and become a part of his new community in Malaysia, but is constantly faced with intolerance, bigotry, and plain old racism. Opportunities are few and Adam finds himself working long hours for poor pay so that he can help his family.

The increasingly distressing news bulletins, along with Adam’s haunting childhood memories, compel him to examine his own beliefs; in God, in humanity, in himself and his integrity as a reluctant bystander in the worst human catastrophe of the twenty-first century
A must read. Shocking,insightful and moving. The book explores the theoretical and ideological conflicts of Syria and its residents. This is not an easy read but you certainly emerge better for reading it. A solid 4.8 stars. The narrative was engaging and poignant with topics that needed to be addressed. I would certainly recommend it.

2.Fall In One Day by Craig Terlson

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n the summer of 1973, fifteen-year-old Joe Beck lives in a small Canadian city near the U.S. border where he watches dark-suited politicians lie on TV during something called Watergate. So when his best friend Brian goes missing, Joe has a hard time believing that adults ever tell the truth. 

Joe learns that Brian left town with his father after Brian's mother ended up in the hospital. He listens to the news reports for information, but nothing is being said. Eventually, Joe launches his own investigation, using a tape recorder—just like the American president—to help sift through the clues. Feeling that everything is up to him, Joe embarks on a perilous and enlightening journey to decipher a mental institution diary full of secrets about a drug called LSD, and uncover the truth about Brian's father and save his best friend
A sharp narrative with a hooking and well realised plot and a knack that keeps the reader wanting to read more and more. The book masterfully links the events of 20th century with the life of a small town boy and his friend.  The book is targeted for a younger audience.  This was a 3.7 stars read with vivid description and well crafted characters.

3.The Skin Above My Knee by Marcia Butler
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The unflinching story of a professional oboist who finds order and beauty in music as her personal life threatens to destroy her.

Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the discipline and rigor of the oboe, and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. 

But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, Marcia succumbed to dangerous men, drugs and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, she asked the hardest question of all: Could music truly save her life?

A memoir of startling honesty and subtle, profound beauty, The Skin Above My Knee is the story of a woman finding strength in her creative gifts and artistic destiny. Filled with vivid portraits of 1970's New York City, and fascinating insights into the intensity and precision necessary for a career in professional music, this is more than a narrative of a brilliant musician struggling to make it big in the big city. It is the story of a survivor. 

A stunning, emotional and moving lyrical memoir that touches you to the very core. A whooping 4.5 stars read that will remain with you for a longtime. The writing was raw,immersing and engaging with a sharply written story that teaches us how art can heal life and make it beautiful. 

4. The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon
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Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that's about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie's become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret's toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie's boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn't Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret's apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend's whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret's disappearance.
Written with emotional insight and stunning prose, The Confusion of Languages is a shattering portrait of a collision between two women and two worlds, as well as a poignant glimpse into the private lives of American military families living overseas.

Beautiful, fascinating and gripping.  The book is written from the dual narrative of two army wives and is a roller-coaster ride of mystery, intrigue and insight. A definite 4 stars read that was a one sit read for me.I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was a great read. 

5. The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
A dazzling debut novel—at once a charming romance and a moving coming-of-age story—about what happens when a fourteen-year old boy pretends to seduce a girl to steal a copy ofPlayboy but then discovers she is his computer-loving soulmate.

Billy Marvin’s first love was a computer. Then he met Mary Zelinsky.

Do you remember your first love?

The Impossible Fortress begins with a magazine…The year is 1987 and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys—Billy, Alf, and Clark—who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it.

The heist will be fraught with peril: a locked building, intrepid police officers, rusty fire escapes, leaps across rooftops, electronic alarm systems, and a hyperactive Shih Tzu named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Failed attempt after failed attempt leads them to a genius master plan—they’ll swipe the security code to Zelinsky’s convenience store by seducing the owner’s daughter, Mary Zelinsky. It becomes Billy’s mission to befriend her and get the information by any means necessary. But Mary isn’t your average teenage girl. She’s a computer loving, expert coder, already strides ahead of Billy in ability, with a wry sense of humor and a hidden, big heart. But what starts as a game to win Mary’s affection leaves Billy with a gut-wrenching choice: deceive the girl who may well be his first love or break a promise to his best friends

A fantastic coming of age story that calls to your inner Nerd.  This is basically a YA but set in the 80's. The book was addictive and gripping with real and deep characters and a thrilling and vivid description with a detailed plot. A solid 4.3 stars book .And you know what you can even play the game at the author's website. 

6. Every Other Wednesday by Susan Kietzman
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For years, Ellie, Alice, and Joan enjoyed a casual friendship while volunteering at their children's Connecticut high school. Now, with those children grown and gone to college, a local tragedy brings the three into contact again. But what begins as a catch-up lunch soon moves beyond small talk to the struggles of this next stage of life. 
Joan Howard has spent thirty years of marriage doing what's expected of Howard women: shopping, dressing well, and keeping a beautiful home. Unfulfilled, her boredom and emptiness eventually find a secret outlet at the local casino. Meanwhile, Ellie's efforts to expand her accounting business lead to a new friendship that clashes with her family's traditional worldview. And Alice, feeling increasingly distant from her husband, and alienated from her once fit body, takes up running again. But a terrifying ordeal shatters her confidence and spurs a decision that will affect all three women in different ways. 
Over the course of an eventful year, Ellie, Alice, and Joan will meet every other Wednesday to talk, plan--and find the freedom, and the courage, to redefine themselves. 
Praise for the novels of Susan Kietzman 
-Beautifully written and closely observed...captures the deep and complicated love of family. Reading this lovely novel, I felt the embrace of summer on the shoreline.- --New York Timesbestselling author Luanne Rice on The Summer Cottage 
-Readers will find themselves drawn into the tragedies and triumphs of this fictional family--distinct and yet utterly relatable.- --Hartford Books Examiner on The Good Life

 In this book three women, Alice, Joan and Ellie, are each going through maturational and emotional changes in their lives. They meet at the funeral of a school shooting victim’s funeral and together explore the second half of their lives and its challenges. An insightful read with 3.7 stars.

7.Miss Mary’s Little Book of Dreams by Sophie Nicholls 
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Dreams, books and vintage fashion - the second book in the bestselling ebook series by Sophie Nicholls, author of The Dress.

In historic York, Ella seems to have the perfect life. She's a published author, her bookshop is thriving, she's married to the man of her dreams and they've started a family of their own. 

But Ella is struggling. Motherhood isn't quite everything she imagined it to be, and she's worried that there may be cracks in her marriage. 

On the other side of the Atlantic, despite endless blue skies and a stream of eager customers in her vintage dress shop, Ella's mother Fabia finds that life in San Diego is not enough for her. She misses York, and can sense that Ella needs her, so she flies home. 

And this is when they meet Bryony. With a complicated life and secrets of her own, Bryony may have some of the answers they're looking for. 

Can Ella and Fabia help her find her way, whilst also working out how to find their own happily ever after?

'A delightful, uplifting novel that, while unashamedly romantic and feel-good, nevertheless ponders some deeper questions.'Yorkshire Post on The Dress.

A beautifully written book by an author acclaimed for her way with words. The book inter weaves the story of four generation 's women intertwined with magic amd surrealism.  The story was original,creative and unique.  The characters were lovely and beautiful with a vivid and colourful description and engaging plot.Although the book is second in a series,it can be read as a standalone.  I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was a whooping 4.5 stars read. And my ,my isn't that a pretty cover.

One last wish by Ella Harper

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The unmissable new novel from the bestselling author of Pieces of You
How would you cope if your child became terminally ill? 
Rosie and Nate had the perfect relationship. But they struggled to cope with the devastating news their daughter Emmie has incurable cancer. It feels like their world – and their relationship – has come crashing down.
They must do everything to support their little girl, but can they stop their marriage falling apart?
Unbeknownst to her parents, Emmie is on a mission. She is determined to make them see what brought them together in the first place – and make them fall in love all over again.
One Last Wish is a spellbinding, unputdownable and heartbreaking read, perfect for fans of Alice Peterson, Amanda Prowse or Adele Parks.

My review :- 
Wonderful, heart-breaking and poignant. The novel introduces us to the inevitability of death and what the thought of losing our loved ones can do to us. The emotions were so powerfully described, it was as though you were living them.The story touched  me to the core with its deeply moving plot,beautiful characters and a unique, inspiring and insightful plot.

It started with a Kiss by Ella Quinn

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What is a young Worthington woman to do when the man of her dreams is not who she thinks he is?

This season, all eyes are on the Earl of Worthington’s spirited, beautiful sister, Lady Louisa Vivers. Many gentlemen are vying for her attention in and around theton. Yet, Louisa longs for someone who can take her beyond the ballroom—a man who is worldly, adventurous, and passionate. She won’t settle for just any suitor. She wants her true soul mate—and she’ll know him when she sees him.

Is Gideon, the Duke of Rothwell, him? The moment he and Louisa meet, they share a powerful attraction. Rides at sunrise and waltzes at dusk follow. Finally, Gideon can no longer resist the urge to embrace her, and Louisa is sure he will ask for her hand. But Gideon believes he is in no position to marry. The Rothwell estate has gone bankrupt, a scandal simmers in its wake, and he has nothing left to offer. Now, he must decide if he will let pride stand in the way of true love—or if he will risk everything, and let the lady decide for herself…

Praise for The Worthingtons series
“A classic Regency romp! Perfect for fans of Grace Burrowes.” --Caroline Linden,USA Today bestselling author on When a Marquis Chooses a Bride
Three Weeks to Wed is a delightfully heartwarming escape into the sparkling world of the Regency.  Ella Quinn weaves magic.” --Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

My review :- I absolutely devoured it.The chemistry between Gideon and Lady Louisa was perfect and the romance was so swoon-worthy. I love myself some good historical romance and this was one of the best. I can assure you that whether you love historical fiction or just romance ,this book is for you. The characters were beautiful and the plot wad definitely intriguing and gripping. The engaging prose was like the icing of the cake. I can't wait to read more from Ella Quinn

Evie’s Year Of Taking Chances by Christie Barlow

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It’s Evie’s birthday and the start of a year she’ll never forget. An emotional story of love, friendship and grabbing life by the horns.

Evie’s job has always been her safe haven. As a librarian in the little town of Becton she loses herself in books - after all it’s far easier to read about other people’s problems than set about solving her own.

Then, one birthday, everything is turned upside down. A mysterious parcel containing a beautiful book with a poignant inscription arrives for Evie. It’s the beginning of a new chapter for Evie and she’s inspired to try and find her real mother.

Evie’s search leads her to meet handsome author Noah Jones. Charming and intelligent, Noah seems the perfect catch but what Evie doesn’t realise is that he is hiding something – a key to Evie’s past.

As Evie gets closer to Noah and discovering her mother, she must take a giant leap of faith. Can she embrace the new and make this her year of taking chances? And if she does, will she get her heart broken?

A romantic, funny and poignant story of living life to the full and finding love in the most unlikely of places. Fans of Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley will adore this book!
My review :- AMAZING, I loved this. A definite 5 stars that I strongly recommend to everyone. This author has become one of my favourite with just one book and I can't wait to read more. The plot was unique, original and inspiring with vital life lessons, lovely and beautiful characters and a flowing prose. I certainly hope for a sequel. 

Luna Rising by Selene Castrovilla

Life begins at thirty-eight for Long Island mom and writer Luna Lampanelli, when she kicks her secretly gay husband to the curb. She's got her freedom, but what she wants is love. 
Luna knows she doesn't need a man to exist, but try telling that to her heart. Against the advice of Sunny, her snarky best friend, and Jiminy, the cautioning voice in Luna's head who just won't shut up, Luna sets course to find a mate. 
Luna speed and on-line dates her way into several short-lived, surreal relationships. There's Ari, the humorless Israeli who refuses to assimilate - to America, and to humanity. There's Alex, the young and handsome ex-crackhead who informs Luna he doesn't want to be monogamous while they're in bed. There's Memphis, the wild-eyed sadomasochist. There's Red, angry and crippled, who becomes the catalyst for Luna to join Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. 
But before Luna can proceed to recovery, she meets the elusive but oh so appealing Trip. He's emotionally unavailable and has the Madonna-Whore Complex, but how can Luna (aka "whore") let him go when she enjoys his dry wit so much, and his body even more? 
Humorously haunting and packed with unspeakable truths, Luna Rising follows a woman's funny and heart-breaking struggle to relate with un-relatable men and an un-relatable world, and to figure out something even more un-relatable: herself.

My review :- 
Beautifully written, awe inspiring and amazing. With deep,realistic characters and a unique and original plot,this book was perfect with its witty plot,effective writing and 


About A Love For Romance – Anthology:
Do you have a love for romance stories? Included in this anthology are stories that will have you intrigued; make you swoon; all the while warming your heart.
A preview of Trading Yesterday by USA Today Bestselling Author Kahlen Aymes
The Break (Breaking Free, Part 1) by USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Presley
Always Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer
Until the Stars Forget to Shine by Amber Garza
The Only Chance by Magan Vernon
Awakened: A Leila Marx World Novella by Amber Garr
Do You Mind? by Freya Barker
Cock-Blocked by W. Ferraro
What Happens on Spring Break by R.C. Stephens
Always There by Elizabeth Hayes
Falling for Lindy by Ashlee Taylor
Burning the Midnight Oil by Eilson Grace
Babysitting for the Biker by Sammi Starlight
Chasing Love by Misha Elliott
Spellbound by Ashlee Sinn

Author Bio:
Fifteen SBR Media authors present to you: A Love for Romance
My review :- 
The whole series was awesome and definitely left you wanting more. Below are my reviews for specific titles 
1.A preview of Trading Yesterday by USA Today Bestselling Author Kahlen Aymes
I can't wait to read the full story. It was awesome and amazing and thrilling  

2.The Break (Breaking Free, Part 1) by USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Presley
There was considerably less romance but grat characters and thrilling plot

3.Always Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer
This wasn't just my cup of tea.

4.Until the Stars Forget to Shine by Amber Garza
I devoured it. The characters were amazing and the story was awesome 

5.The Only Chance by Magan Vernon
The plot was awesome and captivating. I loved it 
6.Awakened: A Leila Marx World Novella by Amber Garr
Again,not my cup of tea.

7,Do You Mind? by Freya Barker
This was again an awesome read that I really enjoyed

8.Cock-Blocked by W. Ferraro
I am not one to bash authors so I will just say that I hated this.
9.What Happens on Spring Break by R.C. Stephens
Highly entertaining and awesome. This was one of my favourite stories from this anthology.

10.Always There by Elizabeth Hayes
Loved it.One word AWESOME 

11.Falling for Lindy by Ashlee Taylor
cuteand sweet .This was a really good read

12.Burning the Midnight Oil by Eilson Grace
This was again agreat read with amazing characters .

13.Babysitting for the Biker by Sammi Starlight
Again, not my cup of tea

14.Chasing Love by Misha Elliott
Loved it .The characters were amazing and the plot lovely 

15.Spellbound by Ashlee Sinn
Unique and fabulous. I recommend this strongly

A Daughter’s Curse by C.J. Davidson

About the Book

Title: A Daughter’s Curse
Author: C.J. Davidson
Genre: YA Fantasy
When Brisnay discovers that she is a part of a fantasy world and
meets Nickolaus, her miserable life takes a turn for the better. A world where anything is possible becomes her refuge and sparks fly between her and Nickolaus. Just when she thinks she knows everything about the realm she was thrust into, she uncovers shocking truths that rattle her to the core.
Betrayal. Hate. Envy. Deceit. Vengeance. Retribution. These are some of the things that Brisnay must face to fight a powerful, unknown enemy who is out to destroy her and strip her of the powers she’s rightfully inherited.
Brisnay realizes that she has no choice but to take a stand and must get revenge by fighting for the right to love.
A Daughter’s Curse: The Queen of Water’s Forbidden Love is a story of survival…and a forbidden love that will not be denied, despite all obstacles.

Author Bio

Today, I am married and have four children. Their names are Dluce, Marin, Carlos, and Isabella. I work as Branch Manager at a financial institution. I couldn’t be happier with what I have accomplished so far.
My next step is to somehow help those affected by domestic violence. What hurts the most, is when children are in the middle of it. It is my belief that no one should have to feel unsafe, living life on the edge, wondering when they are going to get hurt. Sleeping with one eye open is the worst feeling in the world. Fear that catches in your throat paralyzes your whole body. Living life like that hurts and it comes with consequences. I know.


My review :- Captivating, exhilarating and fantastic. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was addictive withits strong and well realised plot, engaging and strong description and a gripping plot. A definite 4 stars read. I can't wait to read more from the author. 

Excerpt : 
Brisnay was shocked when Cesare commanded her to conjure a weapon of her choice out of the water. The first thing that popped in her mind was a bow and arrow. 

“Now, pick it up from the water,” Cesare told her.

Brisnay gave him a perplexed look.

“Go ahead. Dip your hand in the water,” Cesare dared her.

Another look of confusion decorated her face before she reached into the water. The water had nearly reached her elbow when she felt something hard and cool. She grabbed it, as if it were something just randomly lying on the floor. She pulled her hand up, and a bow loomed into view. The bow was frozen solid, yet it didn’t freeze her hand.

“Wh—” Brisnay started, astonished. 

“You’re missing something,” said Cesare with a nod down at the water.
She reached down, and the same thing happened; she felt something hard and cool. She brought her hand up and—
An arrow? 

“But how?”

“Shoot it,” said Cesare. 

Brisnay looked down at the bow. The retractable string was frozen solid, too. 

“But it’s frozen.”

“Aim and shoot,” Cesare repeated. 

Still perplexed, Brisnay placed the frozen arrow on the bow, putting the end up against the frozen string. 

Brisnay pulled, expecting the frozen string to shatter to pieces, but she was wrong. The frozen string resisted and became flexible at her pull. The arrow made a loud whistling noise when it left. Brisnay didn’t turn to see where the arrow went. She was busy watching the string bounce a couple of times before becoming frozen solid again.
Cesare simply waved his hand, and the frozen bow disappeared from her hands, changing to water.