Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Review: Betrothed by Wanda Wiltshire




Betrothed
By Wanda Wiltshire



 
Amy Smith has always known she was different. Severe allergies, fragile health and taunts at school have made life an endurance test for the adopted seventeen year old.

When Amy starts having strange dreams, everything changes. Night after night, she becomes trapped in a shroud of black - a void of silence but for a male voice calling for a girl named ‘Marla’.

One night, the darkness clears, Leif is revealed and Amy discovers that she is the girl he has been searching for.
Immediately the two are swept up in a passionate yet forbidden love. Leif isn’t like the other boys Amy knows. Breathtakingly gorgeous, he speaks with her telepathically … not to mention, he can fly …

Desperate to find a way to be with her, Leif tells Amy of the terrifying threat to his Fae homeland, the danger to the people, and of an unforgivable betrayal to his King. He urges her to seek her true identity…. But Amy is confused... isn't it all just a dream?




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About the Author

 
Wanda Wiltshire has long been a lover of reading and writing. As a child she was often found
spellbound by a novel stashed beneath her desk or tucked between the pages of her geography
book. Alternatively she could be found sketching or penning during maths and science lessons.
 
Wanda has also always been an incurable dreamer, each of her school reports a testament to
her pastime of staring out of classroom windows. But now that she is long grown and has finally
found her passion for writing novels, Wanda puts her daydreaming to good use, spending many
long and satisfying moments gazing across the sea cavorting with fairies and other magical
creatures as she develops scenes and storylines for her latest work.
 
Betrothed is the first in Wanda's young adult fantasy series. It is the exciting story of a girl
caught between two worlds - Earth and the enchanting land of Faera.
 
You can contact Wanda..

Facebook | Twitter- @wanda_wiltshire | Goodreads

 
 
 
My Rating:
 

 
 
5 SASSY BOOKS!
 
 
 
 
My Review:


Book provided by author in exchange for an honest review.


Wow...just wow! I've read my share of Fae books and have loved them all but this one is...

fan-frickin-tastic!

Amy lives in Caringbah (it's in Sydney, Australia), and she isn't your average teenage girl. Being allergic to nearly EVERYTHING, it doesn't make life very easy but, she gets by with a loving family and two best friends that she'd do anything for and would do anything for her.
Amy's nights a filled with these weird dreams, nothing but black fog and a mysterious male voice calling for someone named, Marla. Who's Marla? And why is this voice calling for her in Amy's head? Hmmmmm well, after a few nights the fog begins to lift and the mysterious male voice has a face, a gorgeous face at that. His name is Leif, and he's been searching for Marla for so so long. Finally, he's found her!
 
Leif sweeps Amy off her feet (he can sweep me off my feet any day!) with spine tingling dreams, which he claims are the real deal. Amy aka Marla, doesn't know what to feel or believe, she's so confused. What's she to do?
 
Just the prologue alone had me intrigued to read on and every word after that was just icing on the cake, I became hooked! Wanda brings a unique light to the fairy realm, I just love the idea of Faera, a place we'd all love to venture too. A place dreams are made of.
I love how this story is based in places I visit all the time. I could envision everything like I was standing there with them. I even went for a drive just to revisit lol. Brings back loads of happy memories. :-)
 
With an alluring storyline, characters you'll fall in love with, new and wonderful places to adventure too, this book is definitely a must read!
 
 
I truly loved it!!!




Before you go I wanted to share with you all the cover for book 2, Allegiance...
 
 
 
 
 
Just gorgeous!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!
 



**BOOK BLITZ** An Aria in Venice by KaSonndra Leigh

 
 
 
 
An Aria in Venice
(A Musical Interlude, #1.5)
by KaSonndra Leigh
Publication date: April 22nd 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
 
**This novel is a standalone with no cliffhanger.**


His goal…One night with the ballerina.
Her goal…To beat the player at his game.
The outcome…Something completely unexpected.

Adriana Dostov pegged Luca Martuccio from day one: gorgeous, talented, arrogant, a man who has had difficulty committing to one woman in the past. He is known in fashion circles as the player with a scandalous history. So when the girls in her ballet troupe suggest she gives up her virginity to him, she doesn’t say no. But she’s not sure that a ‘yes’ is the right answer either. Yet, she can’t stop herself from making the offer…a one night stand in Venice.

Luca wanted fiesty little Adriana the moment they first met – and he fully intends to have her, hence why he’s agreed to accept her proposal. In the end, he’ll get what he wants. No commitment. All sex.

But, as Luca discovers, there’s more to the ballerina with the overbearing mother – and he can’t help but care about the frightened girl behind those sad eyes.

Adriana discovers Luca isn’t just walking sex on a stick – he has a wildly passionate side, a lost soul who has suffered just as much grief as her. And it could be, they’re exactly what the other one needs.

 
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Temptation Blog Tour! by K.M Golland. Hosted by Harlequin- Review & Author Interview


Title- Temptation
Author- K.M Golland
Genre- Romance/ Adult Fiction
Release Date- 1st of May 2014
Publisher- Harlequin MIRA
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Review copy provided by publisher.

Blurb- Sometimes being happily married and completely content is not at all what it seems.

That is what 35 year old, happily married mother of two, Alexis Summers finds out when she decides it is time to return to work. After being a stay-at-home Mum for the past nine years, Alexis now realises a complete career change is just what she needs.

She becomes a Concierge Attendant in a prestigious hotel in Melbourne working for the owner of the hotel, Bryce Clark. He resides in the penthouse, is extremely hot, and is a man who always gets what he wants and what he wants is Alexis.
She does a relatively good job resisting Bryce at first, but the undeniable chemistry, sexual tension, and playfulness between the two of them is intense. Bryce has copious amounts of money, sex appeal, and above all else, is a genuinely nice guy. Bryce has been waiting for his one true love to come along, and he is positive that one true love is Alexis.

There is one problem, she is happily married to Rick. And, no matter how strong her feelings for Bryce are, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she succumb to Temptation?



 5 Sassy Books!

Review- This woman sure knows how to write! Thank you K.M Golland for making me almost wet myself with laughter, curl my toes in anticipation and sweat from all of the deliciousness that is Bryce Clark.

We follow Alexis as she leaves her mummy wardrobe and housewife life to head back out into the workforce. She didn't know how much more than just a job she would be getting. The immediate attraction between Alexis and her boss Bryce was electric and full of sexual tension. I was half expecting the pages to ignite right in front of me. His want and need for her was so powerful and the fact that he wasn't afraid to show it, regardless of her marital status, made him all the more sexy and alluring.


"There was a snigger around the room, and I noticed one of the ladies in the front row licking her lips. I wanted to slap her, hard! Better still, I wanted to slap both her ears at the same time and poke my fingers into her trachea."

Golland created such an intense chemistry between Alexis and Bryce. Even though Alexis is married, I still found myself warring over what was right and wrong. I was sucked into the story and voiced my opinions as if they mattered and the characters were real. "You may be happily married girl, but you can't deny the fire you feel with Bryce." I felt myself cringing at times trying to shield myself from what I knew was going to happen because when it came down to it, she's still married.

"You have played on the obvious sexual tension we share and have forced me to cross the line. this might be a game for you, but it's not for me. So, if you want to play your little touchy-feely wine and dine games with Miss Hogan , go right ahead. I'm going home to fuck my husband."

The storyline is addictive and smoldering in all the right places. I felt consumed by every word Golland wrote. She made it so easy to read and easily relateable with her smooth writing. I especially enjoyed the quick wit and sharp tongue of Alexis' inner monolog.

"Without a second thought, he hooked his thumbs into his elastic waistband and pulled them down, kicking them aside. I nearly spat my mouthful. 'You want this, Ms Summers?' he asked standing proudly before me. For the love of all things fuckable, yes!"

All in all Temptation is THE must read for the year so far with it's creative yet realistic storyline, sexually charged characters, hilarious scenes and a sinfully intense relationship. 

Move over E.L James and Sylvia Day because K.M Golland is about to take over the adult fiction scene.

Christian Grey who? I want me some Bryce Clark!

Temptation will be available to purchase from all good book stockists in Australia from the 1st of May 2014. It is also available online through the following links:

For more information on K.M Golland and her other projects please check out the following links:
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Author Interview
 I was lucky enough to be able to ask Golland a few questions. Here is what went down.

Firstly congratulations of the release of your debut novel Temptation.
Thank you. It has been a wonderful ride so far.

What inspired you to write a story like this?
 My inspiration to write this story came from enjoying and devouring stories in the same genre, except, that quite often I failed to relate to the leading female character in those books. I wanted to write a story that had fictional elements and fantasy, but also contained characters that were just like us.

In the past did you ever see yourself as a writer? 
No, definitely not. I’ve always loved reading and have a vivid imagination. Oh, and I continuously have something to say. So I guess when you put those things together, there was a hidden writer in me all along.

Is there an author that you looked to for inspiration while writing Temptation?
 I wouldn’t say that any writer in particular inspired me, but I do have my favourites and those who I admire for their skill and creativity. I am a big fan Sylvia Day, Zack Love and Tiffany Reisz. But I grew up admiring John Marsden, Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss.

Are you a big reader yourself?
 Yes, I try to read at least one book a week regardless of whether I am writing or not. This can sometimes be a curse ☺

Do you see a bit of yourself within Alexis? 
Yes, being that she was the first ever character that I wrote, I couldn’t help but put some of myself into her in parts.

Is there someone you pictured while describing Bryce?
 My visual inspiration for Bryce was Alexander Skarsgard but, in saying that, all my characters have very minor blurred faces when I write them. I think this is their way of remaining somewhat indistinctive.

I found your writing style to be quite laid back and realistic, not too serious. Do you think readers will relate better to the story because of this?  
I hope so as that was my intent. I wanted the story to be relatable but still have those fictional elements of fantasy that we all love to read about in a book.

What do you hope your readers will get out of reading Temptation?
 A sense of association with the characters, that excited feeling when reading fiction, and the notion that life is not always what it seems therefore opening our eyes and our hearts to truly appreciate what it has to offer.

Can you tell us a little of what to expect in Satisfaction, book 2 in the Temptation series? (I'm really excited for it)
 Satisfaction, for me, is all about Alexis letting go. She faces many hurdles in the book, which I enjoyed helping her jump over them. For Bryce, it’s about showing his softer side, proving his intentions and basically sweeping Alexis off her feet.

Ok so here are a couple of questions so your readers can learn a little more about the real you.

Favourite colour? 
I love black but I know it is not a colour, soooo... I will go with green.

Favourite movie? 
I cannot give you just one. For me, that is impossible. I can, however, watch The Star Wars saga and any of The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies over and over and over. Oh, and I love Pretty Woman

Summer or Winter?
Definitely Summer.

Favourite flower? 
This is where parts of me come out in Alexis... it’s a rose.

Favourite actor?
 Oooh... that’s a tough one, I’d probably say Will Smith.

Coke or Pepsi?  
Pepsi... although, I don’t drink soft drink all that much.

Favourite smell? 
Coffee.... although, I am a tea drinker. Go figure, LOL.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? 
I’ve always said Europe, and it just so happens that I am going there for the first time in July to sign at the Romance Author and Reader Event. So as you can imagine, I am beyond excited.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I wish you all the success with Temptation, you really deserve it.
Thank you very much for having me. And thank you for reading ;)

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Friday, April 18, 2014

**BOOK NERD BLAST** Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum




Big Fat Disaster
By Beth Fehlbaum

Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It's her life: Dad's a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a poor relative's trailer, where her mom's contempt swells right along with Colby's supersized jeans. Then, a cruel video of Colby half-dressed, made by her cousin Ryan, finds its way onto the internet. Colby plans her own death. A tragic family accident intervenes, and Colby's role in it seems to paint her as a hero, but she's only a fraud. Finally, threatened with exposure, Colby must face facts about her selfish mother and her own shame. Harrowing and hopeful, proof that the truth that saves us can come with a fierce and terrible price, Big Fat Disaster is that rare thing, a story that is authentically new.





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ABOUT THE AUTHOR



In addition to writing Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Beth Fehlbaum is an experienced English teacher who frequently draws on her experience as an educator to write her books. She has a B.A. in English, Minor in Secondary Education, and an M.Ed. in Reading. She is currently a Library Science student at Sam Houston State University.
Beth is the author of Big Fat Disaster (Merit Press/F+W Media, March 2014); Courage in Patience (Kunati Books, 2008); and Hope in Patience(WestSide Books, 2010). Hope in Patience was named a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Truth in Patience, which rounds outThe Patience Trilogy, is as yet unpublished. The Patience Trilogy has been revised and is available for acquisition!

Beth has a following in the young adult literature world and also among survivors of sexual abuse because of her work with victims’ advocacy groups. She has been the keynote speaker at the National Crime Victims’ Week Commemoration Ceremony at the Hall of State in Dallas, Texas and a presenter for Greater Texas Community Partners, where she addressed a group of social workers and foster children on the subject of “Hope”.
Beth is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, like Ashley in The Patience Trilogy, and the day-to-day manager of an eating disorder much like Colby’s in Big Fat Disaster. These life experiences give her a unique perspective, and she writes her characters’ stories in a way meant to inspire hope.
Beth lives with her family in the woods of East Texas.
You can find Beth online at http:www.bethfehlbaumbooks.com on Facebook, and on https://twitter.com/bethfehlbaum


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Choosing You Blog Tour!


 
 
 
Choosing You
(The Jade Series, #1)
by Allie Everhart
Publication date: September 23rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
 

 
When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.

Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.

As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.


Series description
 
The Jade Series is a New Adult Romance that follows the relationship of Jade and Garret in their first year of college. In Choosing You, (book 1), Jade and Garret meet on Jade’s first night at Moorhurst College and despite their strong attraction to each other, they’re not allowed to date because of the strict rules that control Garret’s life. In Knowing You, (book 2), Garret breaks the family rules and begins dating Jade. Their relationship grows deeper but issues from Jade’s past complicate matters. Loving You (book 3) shows Jade and Garret growing closer as a couple but also hints at the trouble that lies ahead in Promising You (book 4), in which a new challenge emerges for Garret that could interfere with the future he wants with Jade. Originally, book 4 was the end of the series, but fans wanted to read more about Jade and Garret, so Allie is now in the process of writing Forever You, an all-new, full-length follow-up book to The Jade Series releasing later this spring!



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**COVER REVEAL** Fruit of Misfortune by Nely Cab


 
 
Fruit of Misfortune
(Creatura, #2)
by Nely Cab
Publication date: May 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult


Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis’ biological father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comes to an abrupt stop before it even begins when Isis falls ill, and Eros, David’s best friend, arrives in Athens, unannounced and curious…with a plan of his own.

The hunt for her father leads Isis on the turbulent path of deceit, death, and demons as she anticipates the dawning of the beast that stirs inside her.
 
 
 
 
BOOK TRAILER
 
 
 
 
 

AUTHOR BIO
 

Nely Cab has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. She worked in banking for several years, before she relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 2001, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely can be found lost in other fantasy worlds in front of her computer, sipping coffee.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website | Blog | Goodreads

CREATURA BUY LINKS: Audible, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes

PRELUDE BUY LINK: Amazon

 
 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review- Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane

Title- Perfectly Broken
Author- Prescott Lane
Genre- Contemporary Romance/ Adult
Release Date- 25th of March 2014
Self Published
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Review copy provided by author.

Blurb- Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken. She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans. But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up. While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them. With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own -- a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured. But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together.

 4 Sassy Books!

Review- Perfectly Broken is a story of overwhelming heartache and trauma and fighting to overcome the nightmares that haunt Peyton on a daily basis. When Reed comes along, Peyton's world is thrown upside down and she is forced to face her demons head on. She is forced to open herself to learn to trust again and to be loved which she doesn't think she deserves.

Prescott Lane delivers a story that is raw and emotional with a storyline that is sure to capture it's reader. It was touching and brought out so many feelings and emotions in myself as a reader, which is so important. I found myself going from happy to sad and at times found myself frustrated and anxious. I fell in love with the realistic characters which had unique and different personalities. I also loved the true and honest friendships Prescott created between the characters.

While the writing style could use a tweaking here and there, Prescott sure has a promising future as a really great author.

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Happy Reading!