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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Made the Grade: Montana Born Brides Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 367 KB | Expected Release Date: May 4, 2015 | Publisher: Tule Publishing : Montana Born Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Fairy Tale Bride" [Montana Born Brides Series, Book 1] by Scarlet Wilson

Authors' Book Description : It seems that wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta...

Lisa Renee loves weddings. As owner of Marietta’s bridal salon, Lisa takes charge when a celebrity wedding rolls into town and does what she does best: hosting the fairy tale wedding her clients dream of. But the celebrity’s badly behaving bridesmaids shatter Lisa’s poise, excitement, and hopes of putting Marietta and her boutique on the map. The only place she can find peace is on the pediatric ward of the local hospital where she volunteers, a place that holds more meaning to her than anyone knows. Leave it to the handsome and charming new doctor to change all of that...

Dr. Adam Brady is enjoying his new job and anonymity at Marietta’s hospital, but he hasn’t been able to focus entirely since the gorgeous business owner and hard-working volunteer piqued his interest. As he spends more time with her, sparks fly, and he realizes that he’s not the only one in Marietta with secrets…

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! This is a cutely quaint story about Lisa, a bridal shop owner who is still getting over her disastrous ex fiancé, and Adam, the "Millionaire" doctor who recently moved to Marietta. Both have secrets that they'd rather keep hidden, yet after getting so close will they be ready to trust each other with their truths?

I found the setup and plot of this novel very well portrayed. Lisa & Adam a good matchup and complemented each other well. However, the novel itself didn't capture and hold my interest, as I'd have liked which is why it got the rating it did.

Nevertheless, I recommend it to those looking for a sweet quick contemporary romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : The Fairy Tale Bride (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : His Blushing Bride (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Bride by Mistake (Book 3) | Kobo (e-Book) : Finally His Bride (Book 4) | Kobo (e-Book) : Kiss The Bride (Book 5) | Kobo (e-Book) : Two Nights With His Bride (Book 6)


Author's Novel Extras : Cover reveal - Montana Born Brides Series

The new Montata Born Bride Series!
Posted by Scarlet Wilson Author Page on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :

THE FAIRY TALE BRIDE by Scarlet Wilson Author Page -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Scarlet, then please check out her website.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Feasted On: The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 452; Kindle Edition - File Size: 535 KB | Expected Release Date: June 10, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Ugly Stepsister" by Aya Ling

Author's Book Description : To-do list:
*Persuade the prince to give the ball
*Learn how to act like a noble lady
*Find fairy godmother
*Prevent other stepsister from sinking her claws into Prince Charming
*Find out why Cinderella has a mother and two brothers in the poorhouse



When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! Life turns upside down now that she’s a highborn lady and must learn how to survive the social season, including how to get through the door in a huge metal hoop skirt. To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is drop-dead gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince, despite being insanely hot, openly dislikes balls. Can she ever return to the modern world?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! Typical shy seventeen-year-old Kat (Katherine/Katriona) transforms into a confident young lady after being sent into the Cinderella story-world because she fell and accidentally "broke" the Goblin kings book. Her only way home or back to her family and her "reality" is by insuring the Prince's (Edward) happily-ever-after. But with her being thrown into the "ugly stepsister" role, finding that her "sister" is model-worthy gorgeous, and that she suspects her maid (Elle) is really Cinderella yet she's without proof, Kat isn't sure how she'll accomplish her goal of getting home. Nevertheless, she's determined no matter what obstacles or lovelorn hearts get in the way...

I LOVED this novel!!! I just wish that the scenes after the happily-ever-after happen could have been a bit more magical, I suppose, as if those scenes were more magical than I'd definitely have given it the full 5 stars. However, I was enchanted with how Kat puts up with and tries to change the storybook world for the better. It was endearing, entertaining, heartwarming, and delightful!!! I was so wrapped up in every scene (I laughed, got teary-eyed, etc.) that I wish it didn't have to end.

As a huge fan of fairytales, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the new twists this Cinderella plot had and how you could see both Edward and Kat falling for one another even though she fights it to the very end. They were a very forward-thinking fairytale couple that charmed me. I couldn't get enough of their relationship.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an intriguing YA fantasy fairytale romance!

Purchase This Book Here : Kobo (e-Book) : The Ugly Stepsister


Author's Novel Extras : The Ugly Stepsister - Overview & Excerpts | First Draft of Ugly Stepsister Done! | Sequel simmering | Endless Editing | Fairy Tale Retellings: Cinderella | Endless Editing | Excerpt from The Ugly Stepsister (I) | Endless Editing | Excerpt from The Ugly Stepsister (I) | Excerpt from The Ugly Stepsister (part 2 & 3) | Excerpt from The Ugly Stepsister (part 4) | Excerpt from The Ugly Stepsister (part 5) | Excerpt from Ugly Stepsister (part 6) | Excerpt from Ugly Stepsister (part 7) | Excerpt from The Ugly Stepsister (part 8) | Excerpt from The Ugly Stepsister (part 9)


HOW "The Ugly Stepsister" CAME TO BE by Aya Ling -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, June 28, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :

THE UGLY STEPSISTER by Aya Ling -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, June 28, 2015
"Doesn't the prince have a say in his own future bride?"
Bianca smirks, but Claire actually looks thoughtful. "His character, from what I have heard, does lean heavier toward making his own decisions, but since he hasn't shown a strong attachment for any woman, he might not care if his parents choose a bride for him."
Dang. Please don't let it turn out he's gay. How am I to marry Elle to the prince if he swings in the other direction? She is most definitely not a man in drag. ~ within Chapter 5
In the courtyard I look for my carriage. But after a frantic search, all I find is the pumpkin, shrunk back to its normal size. The coachmen and horses have transformed as well; in fact, the cat is chasing after the mice under the carriages.
No. Freaking. Way. ~ within Chapter 41
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Aya, then please check out her website.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: Perfect Summer


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Perfect Summer" [The Lone Stars Series, Book 1] by Katie Graykowski

With a can of Diet Coke in each hand, she jumped into the cab of her grandfather's 1959 Chevy Apache pickup and stowed the drinks in the two plastic cups holders she'd super-glued to the dashboard.



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kick-Start Your Summer With These 10 FREE Must-Reads… | Spreading the Word & Blog Tour



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"First Taste"
[The Lust List: Devon Stone Series, Book 1] by Mira Bailee

Author's Book Description :
    Olivia Margot didn’t struggle through college just to serve Hollywood’s elite. But student loans won’t pay themselves, and a gorgeous Stone brother just insisted she cater an event at his family’s mansion.

    Devon Stone—sexy, black sheep of Stone Record Label fame—has always been a mischievous tabloid favorite. Now that he’s on The Lust List, it’s that much harder to keep out of trouble. And that’s exactly what he is: Trouble.

    Olivia’s always been a good girl. And this bad boy is more risk than she can handle.

    The responsible Olivia would keep her head down and do her job. But there’s something about Devon—and the intensifying electricity between them—that makes Olivia completely forget who she is.

This book is available to order on :

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"The Trouble With Goodbye"
[Fairhope Series, Book 1] by Sarra Cannon

Author's Book Description :
    One night can change everything…

    Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she’s never known.

    Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.

    With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim her old life. A life she worked so hard to escape. On the outside, she seems like the same girl everyone has always known. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.

    That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again. If she wants to save what’s left of her old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.

    Only, the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.

    "The Trouble With Goodbye" is my first New Adult Contemporary Romance, and is a story extremely close to my heart. As a victim of sexual assault, this novel was both difficult to write and very freeing. It’s an emotional journey, and I hope Leigh Anne’s story speaks to you the way it did to me.

    **Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content, this book is appropriate for readers ages 17+**

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Leashed"
[Going to the Dogs Series, Book 1] by Zoe Dawson

Author's Book Description :
    Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

    That’s right! Callie Lassiter’s normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor’s dog. It must be puppy love! It’s doubly embarrassing since she’s a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.

    Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.

    Is this bad boy a bad bet?

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Opposing Sides"
[The University Park Series, Book 1] by C. M. Doporto

Author's Book Description :
    College senior, Lexi Thompson, finds herself in a relationship to be wed to the university’s star baseball pitcher, Collin Norris. Collin’s damn hot, but his lack of spark has Lexi thinking twice before she says ‘I Do’. When she’s forced to tutor bad boy football quarterback, Raven Davenport, she soon discovers all the things she’s missing in her relationship with Collin. Will she succumb to the temptations enticing her, or will Collin be able to convince his sweet, innocent fiancée that his love for her is genuine despite his lack of affection?

    Recommended Age: 18+ for language and sexual situations

This book is available to order on :

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** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Belong To Me"
[Moore Crossing Series, Book 1] by Laura Howard

Author's Book Description :
    Kate and Noah thought they had the kind of love that could last through anything. Until their world crumbled out from beneath them.

    After months of separation, the tragic death of Jack, Kate's twin and Noah's best friend, throws them back together. As they try to heal from the horrific loss, will they be able to overcome old wounds or are they destined to live separately forever?

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

My Previous Mention(s) of Ms. Howard's Books/Characters : Blog Tour - The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard | Spreading the Word & Giveaway




"Derailed"
[Clayton Falls Series, Book 1] by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Author's Book Description :
    When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

    Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

    Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"Make It Last"
[Friends & Lovers Series, Book 1] by Bethany Lopez

Author's Book Description :
    In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.

    Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

My Previous Review(s) for Ms. Lopez : Indelible

My Previous Mention(s) of Ms. Lopez's Books/Characters : The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2013 | Welcome to Small Business Saturday/Week | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014




"Break You"
[Coldcreek Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Snyder

Author's Book Description :
    Blaire Hayes enjoys a quiet life, spending her days as a CNA at the local nursing home and nights studying for exams. She prefers things to be as uncomplicated as possible — but when her friends drag her to a party and she bumps into her high school crush, the path of Blaire’s life veers in an entirely different direction than what she had planned for herself.

    Jason Bryant created a nice life away from his hometown, putting distance between himself and the suffocating sadness of his father’s death. But when he finds out his grandfather’s health is deteriorating, he decides he must return home. Partying was not on his agenda while in town, but it’s how he bumps into Blaire Hayes—the girl he’d always thought of in high school as an unobtainable pass.

    Together the two learn there are moments in life that hold within them all the power to break you…

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

My Previous Mention(s) of Ms. Snyder's Books/Characters : Author Meet & Greet @ Clark Public Library




"Summer Sky"
[Blue Phoenix Series, Book 1] by Lisa Swallow

Author's Book Description :
    Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing it again – even if he is a six foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.

    Sky Davis is fed up of boyfriend Grant taking her for granted and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind.

    Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix, leaving chaos and speculation behind.

    Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach their cars and worlds collide.

    Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood memories.

    Losing themselves in a world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan begin a summer romance that soon heats up their rainy English summer.

    Fantasies can’t last forever and when reality crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’ but Dylan doesn’t want to let her go.

    Returning to the real world and public scrutiny isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix bass player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.

    Summer Sky is a contemporary romance where occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. This is the first in the new ‘Blue Phoenix’ series of rock star romances.

This book is available to order on :

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** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




"My Paper Heart"
[Paper Heart Series, Book 1] by Magan Vernon

Author's Book Description :
    Getting into my top choice sorority? Done.

    Dating one of the hottest guys in the biggest fraternity? Done.

    Failing out of College? Oops...

    When Libby Gentry's parents receive the letter that she's failed out of school, Libby is forced to pack her Prada bag and head to work for her great aunt in rural Louisiana.

    Nothing about tiny Elsbury, Louisiana entices her until she locks eyes with the southern charmer, Blaine Crabtree.

    Libby is used to getting what she wants and Blaine is no exception, but as the two grow closer, bigger problems arise.

    Libby doesn't know how much more pain her already paper-thin heart can take and when new opportunities in Chicago pop up she is presented with a difficult situation: wait for her redneck Romeo, or move on.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **



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Idolizing In: Sisters of the Craft Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 352; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1175 KB | Expected Release Date: June 2, 2015 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Paperbacks | Obtained: NetGalley

"In The Air Tonight" [Sisters of the Craft Series, Book 1] by Lori Handeland (aka Lori Austin)

Author's Book Description : Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history, her heart's destiny, and the sisters she never knew she had…

With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Rachel Larsen has never fit in with the Scandinavian community of New Bergin, Wisconsin. Being adopted is part of the reason she feels like an outsider, but what really sets Rachel apart is her ability to see dead people. Everywhere. She's learned to keep her visions to herself…until she stumbles onto the ghost of a murder victim who needs Rachel's help. Enter Bobby Doucet, a distractingly handsome homicide detective who has been tracking a killer all the way from New Orleans. Could this be the break in his case he's been looking for all along? Meanwhile, the deeper Rachel gets involved with the case—and with Bobby—the closer she comes to unlocking the mystery of her own origins. What she discovers about herself could destroy everything she knows…and everyone she loves. Is finding the truth worth the risk?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! A little over four hundred years ago, while being burned at the stake two witches (a husband and wife) do one final spell that sends their triplet baby daughters into time in hopes of finding a place when witchcraft won’t be a crime and they’ll be “safe.” The spell works ….

Throughout her life, Raye (Rachel) has been able to see and speak to ghosts. However, when she was five year old, and overheard her adopted father talk about how he didn’t like it and wanted to “send her back,” she learned that talking to ghosts wasn’t normal and did everything in her power to stop. Now at the age of twenty-seven she might still hide her “gift” but knows that it won’t go away.

One-day Raye’s “normal” life suddenly changes when a unique murder happens downtown and homicide detective Bobby (Robert) rushes into her life. In some ways things go from bad to worse while in others things get better but as sparks start to fly between Bobby and Raye other forces try to keep them apart, can they work things out between each other or will their pasts mess up what they want for their futures?

This unexpected paranormal thriller hooked me with Raye’s sarcastic personality, its fun witty plot, its suspenseful ways, and the growing relationship that Bobby & Raye share. Spectacular! This was a wonderful introduction to Ms. Handeland’s series as well as an intriguing novel all on its own! Raye is a captivating heroine while Bobby’s boundless protectiveness and slight insecurities make him one hero I wish I could know. Together these two create a superb pairing that I could not stop but want to read of more! I hope that as this series progresses with getting to know Raye’s other sisters we still get updates on the previous ones, because I just wanted to keep reading about these two. In addition, the plot about the Venatores Mali and how the sisters will go about fighting against them really fascinated me, so it’ll be interesting to see where everything will go next.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for a thrilling paranormal romance!

-- On a side note --
I really liked the interlacing covers!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : In the Air Tonight (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Heat of the Moment (Book 2) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Smoke on the Water (Book 3) | Kobo (e-Book) : In the Air Tonight (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Heat of the Moment (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Smoke on the Water (Book 3) | Alibris (Paperback) : In the Air Tonight (Book 1)


Author's Series Extras : SISTERS OF THE CRAFT Series - Overview & Excerpts


Book Teaser(s) :
She lifted dark brows toward hair as black as his own. The contrast of that ebony hair and milky skin made him think of Snow White. Too bad he wasn't any kind of prince.
Foolish thoughts. What was wrong with him? ~ within Chapter 2

IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Lori Handeland -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Lori Handeland -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Lori, then please check out her website.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Feasted On: Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 352; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1231 KB | Expected Release Date: July 7, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Not So New In Town" [Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 2] by Michele Summers

Authors' Book Description : "Sexy and fun! This small-town romance proves you can go home again." - Macy Beckett, acclaimed author of the Dumont Bachelors series.

You can't go back, and you can't stand still...
Lucy Doolan is a marketing genius. She can sell rain to a frog and snow to a polar bear. Newly single and unemployed, she's lured back to her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina to help out her pregnant evil stepsister...only to find former crush heartthrob Brogan Reese has returned too, to open a new business in town. To add insult to injury, he's still hot.

If the thunder don't get you, then the lightning will...
Brogan never noticed Lucy much when they were young, but seventeen people have recommended her to help him. She's got his attention now. With her sweet personality, brilliant imagination, and penchant for doing the completely unpredictable, Brogan is finding a whole lot of excuses to spend his days-and nights-with Lucy.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! Lucy heads back to her hometown with hopes to reinvent herself after a bad breakup and help her rude older stepsister while she's on bed rest. Once home she finds herself floundering to try to keep her teenage nephew's life on track and trying to settle into small town life again. That is until Brogan (her old high school crush and her stepsister's ex-boyfriend) makes it his mission to have them help each other out, him with her nephew and her with marketing his new business. However, old habits die-hard and it soon becomes apparent that her crush for him is alive and well. The good news is it's reciprocated too. Yet as they both have plans to leave town after a few months will their romance be just a fling or turn into something more?

With some surprising twists and a whole lot of charm, this novel keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. From all the characters' playful banter to Lucy's colorful internal & external commentary, I couldn't get enough. I especially enjoyed how unwittingly Brogan sweeps into Lucy's life and lights up her world as their romance begins. They are just SOO perfect for one another! In addition, I liked how even though Lucy's stepsister is rude Lucy tries to put an effort into their relationship, no matter how "grouchy" her sibling gets. Just I am wishing that her sibling wasn't the cause for Brogan's "big epiphany" even though I liked how she got him back on track. The ending was great!

I recommend this novel to those looking for a HOT comedic contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Find My Way Home (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Not So New In Town (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Find My Way Home (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Not So New In Town (Book 2)


Author's Novel Extras : Pinterest: Brogan Reese...Not So New in Town | Pinterest: Lucy Doolan...Not So New in Town


Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina drinking Cheerwine! Lucy Doolan's favorite drink in NOT SO NEW IN TOWN (pre-order your copy today!) Love Cheerwine and this article says it all...@ourstatemag
Posted by Michele Summers on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: Harmony, North Carolina | Pinterest: Bertie! | Pinterest: Keith Morgan, hot tennis player | Pinterest: Bertie's Fun Interiors! | Pinterest: Vance Kerner | Pinterest: Katie...upcoming heroine


Book Teaser(s) :
Somehow his chest filled her vision. Lucy dug her toes into the cotton braids of the rug covering the tile floor. Suddenly she realized she'd been arguing about marketing techniques, wearing only her yellow daises sleeping boxers and green tank top, braless. How did this happen? She'd been settling down for a night of chillaxing with her favorite junk food and ended up defending the philosophy of "sex sells" in her skimpy PJs. ~ within Chapter 18

NOT SO NEW IN TOWN by Michele Summers -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, June 22, 2015

NOT SO NEW IN TOWN by Michele Summers -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, June 22, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Michele, then please check out her website.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: The Proposal At Siesta Key


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"The Proposal At Siesta Key" [Amish Brides of Pinecraft Series, Book 2] by Shelley Shepard Gray (aka Shelley Gray)

No matter what her mother was doing, or where she was, she always, always heard the distinctive snap of the front door dead bolt disengaging.



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Friday, June 19, 2015

Made the Grade: Whiskey River Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1386 KB | Expected Release Date: June 1, 2015 | Publisher: Tule Publishing : Southern Born Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"One Night with the Cowboy" [Whiskey River Series, Book 2] by Eve Gaddy

Authors' Book Description : Meet the Kellys of Whiskey River, Texas, men who have always gone through life, and women, with their father’s legendary charm.

Trey Kelly has it all. Eldest son of Boots Kelly, Trey runs the Kelly ranch, and Trey’s heart is with his “babies”, Kelly’s Champs, the World Champion cutting horses he breeds and sells. Women love Trey and he loves women, but he's never met the one he wanted for keeps. Until...

Reclusive Ariana Wright's lavender farm sits next door to the Kelly spread. Ariana is a smart, ambitious chemist and after the car accident that left her scarred, the success of her new line of lavender based beauty products is all Ariana is interested in.

Convincing Ariana to take a chance on love is a task that takes all of Trey’s cowboy determination. But can Ariana let go of the wounds of the past and give herself more than one night with the cowboy?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, in the span of one-day Trey’s life goes from surprising to pleasing. First, he finds out that his father had other sons that he wasn’t aware of and now has to share his family’s ranch with them for a year just to be able to inherit what should be his and his brother Wyatt already. Then later that same day Trey finds Ariana in a river on his property, bringing a wanting he hasn’t ever believed he wanted before. Yet, Ariana is physically scarred and has a hard time overcoming it. Will Trey be able to win her over and get her out of her comfort zone for good? Or will she feel that being apart would be best for the both of them?

I liked Trey and Ariana’s romance it was very sweet, comical, and heartwarming! I especially enjoyed the scenes with Big Boy and Little Joe. =0) My only wish is that the ending wasn’t as slow as it was which was a bit frustrating because I liked the rest of the novel.

Nevertheless, I recommend this novel to those who are looking for a quick contemporary romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Where There's a Will (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : One Night with the Cowboy (Book 2)


Author's Novel Extras : How It All Began


Book Teaser(s) :
"Your ankle must be better. You're hardly limping."
"It is. I may not be limping, but you are. What happened to you?"
He poured the wine and handed her a glass. "My ass and the ground had a meeting. The ground won." He clinked his glass to hers. "Cheers."
"I hope you at least put up a good fight."
He laughed. "Afraid not." ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Eve, then please check out her website. For more information about this series check out the Whiskey River Series Website.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Disappointmentville: Love on the High Seas Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 175; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1337 KB | Expected Release Date: June 9, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Scandalous | Obtained: NetGalley

"Beauty's Curse" [Love on the High Seas Series, Book 2] by Tamara Hughes

Author's Book Description : England, 1722
Amelia Archer will be the ruin of her family. Her extraordinary bad luck is burden enough, but her sweet, trusting nature often lands her in impossible scrapes. After the last straw, Amelia’s harried father ships his unfortunate daughter off to the Colonies to live with her aunt. But wherever Amelia goes, bad luck is sure to follow…

Pirate David Lamont is taken with the lovely young Englishwoman the moment she’s pulled aboard from her sinking vessel. But sailors are already a superstitious lot and Amelia is unwelcome. In a feat of chivalry, David defends and claims her for himself…

Now their fortunes—for good or ill—are invariably tied. But as much as she longs for him, Amelia cannot allow a romance. For a lady of misfortune can only bring ruin to those she loves…

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, Amelia has been raised to believe that she has a bad luck curse stuck to herself that usually effects those around her now finds herself on a sinking ship while she was trying to make her way to the Colonies. A pirate ship comes to their "rescue" but the men on the ship are reluctant to have her aboard because of superstitions, except for one pirate--David a violinist--who inserts himself as her protector while she's aboard. Yet it seems her "curse" is in full swing as one thing after another happens to them. Will Amelia be able to overcome her fears about herself to see the fortune that happens to be around her? Or will she be blinded by old fears and try to escape the one man who might just be perfect for her?

I so wanted to like this novel because I really adored its premise. However, both Amelia and David are so wrapped up in their pasts that they keep moving forward only to step back again, which got quite annoying after a while. By 50% of the way through, I was contemplating giving up with this one. Then David really stepped up to the plate (not for himself mind you) by showing Amelia that because of the way she was raised and because of her ruthless stepmother it made her into believing there was a curse around her and not that there actually was a curse. His speech made Amelia become more independent in the ways she tries to help them out of the predicaments that await them instead of letting things happen to her. I really appreciated it. In addition, I liked how their quick friendship grew into something more. Their relationship was very sweet. If only these two characters could have stopped self-doubt to constantly creep in, than I believe I would have liked this novel a whole lot more.

Nevertheless, I would still recommend this novel because I feel those who like historical sailor/pirate romances would enjoy it.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Tempting the Pirate (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Beauty's Curse (Book 2)


Author's Series Extras :
So cool! My new bookmarks are here!
Posted by Tamara Hughes on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
"When it comes close again, we'll strike it with our oars."
Of course. Attack a shark, a beast longer than their rowboat. Made perfect sense. ~ within Chapter 8
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Tamara, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Made the Grade: Backstage Pass Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 232; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1453 KB | Expected Release Date: June 16, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Teen : Crush | Obtained: NetGalley

"Daisy and the Front Man" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 3] by Rebekah L. Purdy

Author's Book Description : Hell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned…

When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet – the hottest boy band around – she knows it couldn’t be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin’ down…

When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can’t make Daisy – the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard – fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can’t understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.

But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! About a year ago, Daisy won a recycle contest and her prize was having Trevin (the front man for Seconds to Juliet) as her date for her high school’s homecoming dance. Well during the time Trevin was supposed to show up, she finds out that he’s not going to be there and instead gets an autographed photo of him, leaving her to be humiliated in front of her school for the rest of the year. Once summer arrives her mother informs her that she is going to be spending it with her father (who happens to be a security guard for Seconds to Juliet) while her mom visits Italy with her boyfriend. Being estranged from her father for a few years makes this time together awkward but she’s willing to take advantage of it to get back at Trevin for hurting her. However, Daisy soon learns that Trevin isn’t as bad as he seems. Yet is she willing to give up her revenge and drop her defenses to the one guy who has already hurt her?

As I loved "Mia and the Bad Boy" (Book 2), I guess I had high hopes for this novel. Too high of hopes it seems, as there were times when I wanted to give up. While I found Daisy and Trevin to be a good pair, with the ways they go about getting to know one another, Trevin’s bet, and then Daisy’s revenge plot made it hard for me to read through. Mostly because I’m not a fan of reading wishy-washy characters and both Trevin and Daisy are as wishy-washy as they come. Both start after one another because of false pretenses then because they both are “trying to stick to their plans,” they aren’t sure, if they believe their own feelings and if those feelings are accurate or not. In truth, I stuck to this novel because I liked the guys from Seconds to Juliet’s camaraderie, it hooked me a bit to see what antics Daisy was going to spring on Trevin next (I mean the cement and porta potty scene was quite funny), and its build up to "Anya and the Shy Guy" (Book 3). Yet, I am very happy I did stick to it because once everything “hit the fan” I liked Daisy, Trevin, and the plot a whole lot more. The ending was AWESOME!

I recommend this to those who are a fan of Ms. Purdy and/or a fan of this series! In addition, I think it could be read as a stand-alone novel so if you’re looking for a sweet YA rock star romance this might be for you too.

-- On a side note --
I was not a fan of Daisy's mother. I mean yes Daisy's parents are divorced. And yes the distance from Daisy father might not be all her mother's fault. But to not encourage the father-daughter relationship afterwards is just wrong! I say this because I grew up seeing it from both sides myself (being the daughter of a father who was never around and seeing my step dad try with his own kids). And no matter what the circumstances parents (if the parents are good people to begin with) should always encourage the relationship with the other parent. *shakes head* That just made me mad at the end of the novel. Sorry for ranting. =0P

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Aimee and the Heartthrob (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Mia and the Bad Boy (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Daisy and the Front Man (Book 3)


My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2

Author's Novel Extras : Book Cover Reveal for Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass # 3) | Happy RELEASE DAY for DAISY AND THE FRONT MAN/giveaway/booktrailer



Author's Series Extras : NEW SERIES- NEW COVERS! | #TeaserTuesday Mia & The Bad Boy

Only two more covers to go...... <3
Posted by The Backstage Pass series on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :

DAISY AND THE FRONT MAN by Rebekah L Purdy -- Read my review here:...
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DAISY AND THE FRONT MAN by Rebekah L Purdy -- Read my review here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Damn it. Trevin was her kryptonite. ~ within Chapter 11
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Rebekah, then please check out her website. For more information about this series check out the The Backstage Pass Series Facebook Page.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Blog Tour - The Baby Saga by Airicka Phoenix | Spreading the Word

Today I'm turning my blog over to Airicka Phoenix author of "Forever His Baby," "Bye-Bye Baby," "Be My Baby," & "Always Yours, Baby," which happens to be the books in The Baby Saga Series!! [Blog Tour will from June 14 - 19, 2015]



"Forever His Baby"
[The Baby Saga Series, Book 1] by Airicka Phoenix

Author's Book Description :
    Two brothers. One impossible choice

    From the moment her suspicions are confirmed, Lily knows she’s screwed. What the hell is a nineteen year old with no future going to do with a baby? She can barely take care of herself. She needs help.

    In walks Sloan McClain, the only man Lily has ever truly wanted — and the brother of the boy whose baby she’s carrying. While Lily expects a great number of outcomes when she tells Sloan her news, him proposing marriage and asking her to keep the baby is not one of them, especially not when she has every intention of giving the baby a better future by giving it the home she can’t.

    Having spent the majority of his life protecting his brother from the bone-breaking fists of their father, Sloan is no stranger to hardship, loss and abandonment. He has learned long ago never to rely on anyone to take care of what was his, and that baby is his. He isn’t about to let Lily give away his family, nor can he allow that child to destroy the future he has built for Cole. His only option: marry the mother and claim the baby as his.

    But no secret ever stays hidden forever.

Book Series Links :

Amazon (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | iBooks (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **



"Bye-Bye Baby"
[The Baby Saga Series, Book 2] by Airicka Phoenix

Author's Book Description :
    Love has no expiration.

    The morning Beth packed her bags and walked out of Cole’s life was the day he swore the only girl for him would be the six year old who called him daddy. He didn’t have time for love, not between raising his baby girl and trying to figure out what the hell he was going to do with his life. But fate has a funny way of coming around and kicking you when you least expect it. Cole’s new life was no exception.

    As a product of a severely broken home, Beth Doan knew better than to ever get married. She’d seen what that commitment did to people and she loved Cole McClain too much to let marriage destroy them. But the minute she boards that bus she knew she was making the biggest mistake of her life. Only maybe she wasn’t, not when she goes running back home to the only man she ever loved and finds him in the arms of another woman.

    When an unexpected accident throws them together four years later, the last thing either anticipated was to become responsible for a little person who needs them a whole lot more than they need their bitterness and hurt feelings. Can Cole and Beth forgive and forget long enough to save the life of a child neither one of them predicted falling in love with?

    Or are some wounds just too deep to heal?

Book Series Links :

Amazon (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | iBooks (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **



"Be My Baby"
[The Baby Saga Series, Book 3] by Airicka Phoenix

Author's Book Description :
    It started with a drink and ended in a night neither will ever forget.

    Calla McClain had done a great number of questionable things in her past, getting drunk at a friend’s wedding and winding up in bed with the man she loved should have been a dream come true. Only their one night of mind blowing sex wasn’t the only mistake she’d made in her intoxicated stupor.

    Waking up hitched to the girl he’d been in love with since they were sixteen suited Jared just fine. He was in no hurry to cut those papers up, no matter how hard the new Mrs. Dumont insisted she was no good for him. He wasn’t going to let her keep them apart, and he sure as hell wasn’t going to let her walk away now that she belonged to him.

    But can Jared accept the demons snapping at Calla’s heels? Can he convince her they were perfect for each other? And what will happen when they learn that getting married was the least of their problems?

Book Series Links :

Amazon (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | iBooks (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **



"Always Yours, Baby"
[The Baby Saga Series, Book 4] by Airicka Phoenix

Author's Book Description :
    How could someone so pure want filth like him?

    Damon Comb was no stranger to pain, hunger, loneliness, and abandonment. Being given a family that would die for one another didn’t erase six years of torture. It didn’t take away the nightmares. She did. She was everything someone like him should never be allowed. She was goodness and strength and she made him human.

    How could someone so broken complete her?

    Willa McClain had it all, a family that adored each other, the love of an entire town and a future she worked her butt off to get. But all she wanted was the boy with the sad blue eyes and the crooked smile. He was her best friend, her protector and the only one who really understood her.

    How could a love like theirs be extinguished?

    But nothing ever lasted forever. Damon knew better than anyone how quickly the tides could change. Can he keep his past at bay before it consumes the only light in his dark world? Can he finally tell Willa the truth, or will his fears tear them apart forever?

    How could love so strong ever fail?

Book Series Links :

Amazon (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | iBooks (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

ALWAYS YOURS, BABY by Airicka Phoenix
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, June 14, 2015



About the Author :

Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she's not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

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The Baby Saga Series by Airicka Phoenix
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