Thursday, March 14, 2019

#romance #review Prah,Constantine,Baryeh Reviews #ebook @ReidRomance




I'm living in a deep freeze here in Buffalo, New York, and hoping the month of March will begin to warm-up my frozen bones. How's the weather in your neck of the woods? 
This month our review team picked a good read:

Truth or Beard
by
Penny Reid 





Falling for the wrong twin never felt so good . . .
From the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series.

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why perpetually level-headed Jessica James has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks.

When Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

Truth or Beard is book #1 in the Winston Brothers series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.


Cathrina's Review:
If you like hot guys, six gorgeous brothers, and a dual POV romance then you'll love TRUTH OR BEARD. 

I was totally hooked by the first chapter. 

Example:....our hands touched, I'd almost fainted, and I was certainly bright red. Then he smiled at me. I almost fainted again. Then he helped me stand, and I almost had a heart attack.

He rendered me stupid. 

I know I've had those kind of moments. The tale between Jessica James and Duane Winston is sweet, sarcastic, poignant, and hot.

A slight disturbing aspect was, a few tidbits hadn't been explained or answered. But, this is the first installment of the Winston Brothers. Possibly all will come to light in the upcoming books.

The wonderful written blurb gives you all the details, I needn't repeat them. However, I highly recommend TRUTH OR BEARD it you're searching for a romantic good story.  

Now, let's head over to read Nana's and Empi's reviews.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

#IWSG @TheIWSG






Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?


I can't pick just one. I like to write from both sides of the coin. The good, the bad, and the ugly. When I'm the antagonist, I can conjure all sorts of wickedness, which must come from deep within me. LOL! I often surprise myself. (My first publisher told me the story was too dark for young adults) However, with kids watching stuff like The Walking Dead, Supernatural, and so on...they were convinced to publish the book, but for upper teens crossing over to adults. 

I like to combat that dark side, usually, but not always with strength, and integrity. In my Wickedly Series, God endows the heroine with inexplicable talents to fight against evil. That's fun and exciting to write.

What perspective do you like to write from?











Thursday, February 28, 2019

#NewRelease #MusicBoxes #MG #Fantasy @DancingLemurPre



Music Boxes
By Tonja Drecker
Middle Grade Fantasy / Performing Arts
158 pages
Dancing Lemur Press
Release date: March 5th, 2019
Ages 9 to 12

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ISBN-10: 1939844568
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ISBN-13: 978-1939844569




“I only desire your talent...”


Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is
to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the
Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.


When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a
top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her
luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows,
ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...


One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each
time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins
Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth
about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.

Goodreads link :  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41452109

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All about the author...


Tonja Drecker is a writer, blogger,
children’s book reviewer and freelance translator. After spending years in
Germany exploring forgotten castles, she currently resides in the Ozarks with
her family of six. When she’s not tending her chickens and cows, she’s
discovering new adventures, nibbling chocolate and sipping a cup of tea.


Links:
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Giveaway

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(EST) on the night of February 21st, 2019 until midnight (EST) on the
night of March 15th,  2019.
Entries will be made through the Rafflecopter. One winner will receive a music
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author’s golden signature on the bottom as well as swag (US addresses only). The
second winner will receive an Amazon GC of $10 (US). The second winner must be
in possession of a qualifying US Amazon account.

The contest
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

#NewRelease #Romance #Military #Fiction #Literature #HealingHisMedic

Check out this New Release by the Talented and Prolific Author 

Nana Prah


Doctor Comfort Djan is looking for salvation after a tragic accident, which takes her to deprived regions where her skills heal the helpless. Until Fate thrusts her as a medic on board a West African military coastal protection ship. Proving herself to the male-only crew is nothing compared to being near one intense naval officer who has her feeling something other than her survivor's guilt.

Commander Akin Solarin wants nothing more than to do his job, especially when his medic's temporary replacement turns out to be a disconcerting woman who pushes all his buttons. He runs a tight ship, and doesn't need captivating and efficient yet aloof Comfort around to keep his heart-rate in semi-permanent overdrive.

Neither can deny the attraction between them, but navigating uncharted personal waters may be the least of their problems when confronted with bold pirate attacks and other vicious unknown dangers onboard the frigate. And when Comfort's life gets on the line, Akin knows he will do anything to save his medic and heal her battered heart in the process.


Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eight grade summer reading list and has been obsessed with it ever since. Her fascination with love inspired her to write in her favorite genre where happily-ever-after is the rule.

She is a published author of contemporary, multicultural romances. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s, over-indulging in chocolate, enjoying life with friends and family, and tormenting nursing students into being the best nurses the world has ever seen. Nana loves to connect with her readers on Twitter @Nana Prah and Facebook at Nana Prah, author.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

#IWSG #writing #writerslife #writersupport #writerscommunity #writercommunity





Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


Alex's awesome co-hosts are Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!

First, I must apologize. I did visit quite a few blogs last month. However, for some insane reason I couldn't sign in to my blogger account. The only comment I was able to make was on Alex's blog. Strange. And all others I couldn't comment, even on my own blog. I'm still having problems, but I downloaded a new browser and hoping it'll work.
Now, Blogger has removed all Google+ peeps. I'm so computer illiterate. I don't have a clue how to proceed.... What and where do I acquire a Template Supplier?

The question for this month is: Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?


Over the years, I've sewn some of my kids clothes. I even drove myself bonkers making the bridesmaid dresses for my sister's wedding.
Sorry, a picture of a picture turned out fuzzy. The purple dress that my daughter and I are wearing, and 10 other bridesmaid, I sewed. 


I crochet to while a way winter doldrums. (I rarely have doldrum days anymore) Been working on this for the past couple of winters. LOL.


I enjoy hand quilting. Making wallhangings, and full to queen sized quilts for beds has been a passion. 
This is my fall quilt.



While I have enjoyed these creative outlets. Although, lately, my time is dwindling. And writing has become center stage.  

Do you have other creative outlets?

I hope I can blog hop and comment this month!