Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Prah, Constantine, and Baryeh Reviews: Can't Miss Christmas (Mirror Lake #3.5) by Miranda Liasson


Happy holidays fabulous readers. I’m pretty sure you’re all busy preparing for the Christmas season, but I hope you get some time to read a little, too. This month we kept it light and short with a Christmas novella.

Remember to stop by Constantine and Baryeh's blogs to see what they thought of the book.

Have a fantastic and safe holiday!



The Blurb
Here comes a charming standalone Christmas novella by Amazon bestselling author Miranda Liasson. Fans of both Mirror Lake series will recognize familiar elements and people along the way.

It’s two days before Christmas and bestselling children’s author Grace Alberts needs to fulfill a promise—to make it to a book signing for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the place that did so much for her during a very rough time. But the weather’s getting awful and all flights are cancelled out of Boston, where she’s wrapping up her book tour. Then in walks her annoying but extremely sexy ex-husband, who (as usual) thinks he’s got all the answers.

Graham Walker just stopped by to get a book signed for Grace’s biggest fan, his niece, and wish Grace a Merry Christmas—why not? But he soon finds himself troubleshooting her dilemma. He’s got a Range Rover that can plow through a hundred-year Nor’easter. He’s even headed home to Philly. Trouble is, Grace's and his past is a disaster, something he has no intention of reliving while driving through a winter storm, no matter how much he once loved her. And maybe still does.

Bad weather has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people, and when a run in with some deer antlers leads them to a forced stop in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, anything can happen, naughty or nice. Maybe a bit of enforced alone time and some Christmas magic can be just what it takes for them to face their past—and each other—once and for all.

My Review
I’m not the biggest fan of second chance romances, but this novella had me rooting for the couple. The reasons they got divorced two years ago was understandable and forgivable on both sides. After the changes they went through during their lives apart, I’m pretty sure there will be a greater chance of them staying together the second time around. A lovely Christmas read.

I give this book four out of five book shaped chocolate bars.


I purchased this book from Amazon UK.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Color of Love Blog Hop 2017 – @EmpiBaryeh @KiruTaye @NanaPrah #CoLHop2017 #coloroflovehop



Welcome to the 2017 edition of the COLOR OF LOVE Blog Hop co-hosted by Empi Baryeh , Kiru Taye, Love Bites and Silk, and myself. This year's hop is on from today 23 November to 3 December, 2017.  

This unique hop celebrates romances which feature People of Color. The authors and bloggers who participated  are all fabulous and I hope you take the opportunity to hop to each of their blogs to see what  they're up to. Buying their books would be awesome, too.

Remember to enter the Raffle to win one of the cash prizes.

1st: $50 GC
2nd: $30 GG
3rd: $15 GC
4th: $10 GC

Join us at the Facebook Event for a chance to win daily book prizes.

I have great news! The third book in my Destiny Africa Series in audio-book. Actually so are the first two books, so that triple the fantastic news.



Entwined Destiny: Will a fabricated relationship with her best friend end in disaster?


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Destiny Mine
All Esi wants is to find the man meant for her. But what she finds is a man that gives pleasure beyond her wildest imagination…with no promises for the future.

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Midwife to Destiny
Nurse Ora falls Head over heels for doctor Jason on vacation, but she ultimately chooses duty instead of following her heart. Years later she gets a second chance to be with the man of her dreams…

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Now hop on to the next blog!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: The Bookshop on Autumn Lane (Truhart #3) by Cynthia Tennent





Welcome to another month of triple reviews. The gorgeous autumn scene with the adorable collie on the cover attracted me to the book right away. The blurb didn’t hurt either. Remember to stop by Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to find out what they thought about the book.

The Blurb
Big dreams can come true in a small town…
 
While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop,
free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her.  Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible…

But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious…

 Trudy’s never been  the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…

My Review

Trudy had me laughing from beginning to end. She had such an interesting way of thinking about and experiencing everything. Her backstory was tragic, which had me rooting for her to finally find happiness. The condition she suffers from is a first for me to read in novel and it added a fabulous depth to the story while opening my eyes about the condition.
Even with all the learning and growth going on in the book, there was more than enough romance to make me a happy reader. The chemistry between Kit and Trudy was intense. The novel was a nice combination of sweet and spicy.  The couple had so much to learn from each other that the relationship was completely balanced.
The secondary characters were both frustrating and entertaining in equal measure.
I give this book four out of five book shaped chocolate bars.
Head over to Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to see what they thought about the book.


I purchased my copy from Amazon UK

Monday, 13 November 2017

Sign up for Color of Love 2017


It's time once again for the Color of Love Blog Hop. Do you write, read, or blog about multicultural or interracial romance? Then join the hop. It's coming up so don't wait long to sign up. 

Sign up to participate in the blog event or make a donation to the giveaway.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr


Genre:Romantic Comedy

Meredith will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


BLURB:

Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? New Yorkers Robyn Lane and Sidney Bellows aren’t so sure. Robyn has always dated struggling creative types. For once, her parents would love her to bring someone with health insurance and a 401(k) to their Chrismukkah celebration. Her actor boyfriend doesn’t qualify. While across town, Sidney’s professional life already belongs to her parents. She’s an attorney at her father’s law firm and she works tirelessly to keep her love life private. If she brings her lawyer boyfriend to their annual Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have the wedding planned by New Year’s Eve.

A mutual friend playfully suggests they trade boyfriends for the holidays. The women share a laugh, but after copious amounts of wine, decide The Boyfriend Swap could be the perfect solution. This way, Robyn can show off her stable attorney boyfriend and Sidney’s high-society family will take no interest in her flaky actor beau.


It’s a brilliant plan—in theory. In practice—not so much. When Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years, and Sidney’s family fawns all over Perry like he’s an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe, one thing is certain: The Boyfriend Swap might just change their lives forever.


Excerpt:

“Give the idea a minute to percolate,” Sidney said calmly. Her mouth remained in a straight line, indicating she wasn’t joking.

My stomach quivered with unease, but I took calming breaths to settle down. According to Anne Marie, Sidney was very opinionated and sometimes wouldn’t shut up until she got her way. I’d just let her keep at it until her throat hurt or she passed out from too much wine.

Sidney continued, “If left to our own devices, the holidays are going to blow chunks, but if we pool together, we’ll all be better off. And it’s only for a few days. It’s the perfect solution to our mutual problem.”

I stood from the table and removed a bottle of water from the refrigerator. I poured a glass and placed it in front of her. Hopefully she’d take the hint. The wine was clearly going to her head.

“What do you say?” she asked the minute I sat back down.

The girl had to be on more than fermented grape juice. Hallucinogenics maybe? Whatever influence she was under, she clearly believed her ludicrous plan had merit and I was going to have to put my foot down. “I say that I’m a grown woman and shouldn’t need to lie to my parents about who I’m dating.”

Sidney nodded. “I agree. You shouldn’t.”

A breeze of relief zipped through my core. “Glad we’re on the same page.”


“You shouldn’t have to lie, but in our case, we sort of do. If we want to make it to the New Year without requiring a straitjacket, that is.” She smiled, a slick grin I was certain both assured her clients and put the fear of the devil in her adversaries in equal measure.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing romantic comedy and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.


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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween - Scary Book Cover

Happy Halloween! Does anyone else have to sing the Halloween  spelling song to make sure they spelled the word correcly?

I thought this would be a great opportunity to show you one of the covers that has freaked me out in the past, but I still wanted to read the book (I haven't yet, but it's on my TBR).  Believe it or not it's not a horror. 


Do you have any covers that you found disturbing, but still would have read the book?

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Entwined Destiny in Audio pushes Destiny Series Sale

I'm happy to report that the third book in the Destiny African Romance series, Entwined Destiny has been released in audio. I had a great time listening to my written words come to life in Mark Rossman's delicious voice.


The Blurb
Time is ticking away for Adjoa Twum. She has until the end of the year to find a guy, fall in love, and marry. Or else, her father will disinherit her from the family business. Adjoa hasn’t had success with the dating game. No man meets her expectations. Esi, her cousin, suggests a fake relationship with Adjoa’s best friend, Kwame Opoku, to pacify her relentless father.
Kwame thinks Adjoa’s request is ridiculous. Posing as her boyfriend might get tricky, but he can’t say no to those beautiful eyes. Once the falsified relationship begins, things heat up. He discovers deep feelings for her, feelings that might lose Adjoa and her friendship.
Should they take the chance and up it to the next level?

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Because of this great event all of the books in the Destiny series are on sale for 99 cents each for a limited time. 


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