Saturday, May 30, 2015

Goodreads Giveaway - Win a Signed Copy of Say That Again

Here's another chance to win a signed copy of Say That Again on Goodreads!

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Say That Again by N. Gemini Sasson

Say That Again

by N. Gemini Sasson

Giveaway ends June 08, 2015.
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Happy reading,

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What to Read Next - Romance - May, 2015

As promised, more books for your To Be Read pile! This is a selection of Romance titles.

Wife Number Seven (The Compound Series Book 1)by Melissa Brown

Contemporary / New Adult Romance

I know! A New Adult Romance set in a polygamist society? Yes, indeed. That's a new twist, huh? But I totally bought into it.

Brinley is wed to a much older man, for whom she feels no love. Unexpectedly, she develops a connection to an outcast named Porter. Her journey is believable and it's easy to feel sympathy for the situation Brinley is stuck in and to understand her need to break free.

Love Me Sweet (A Bell Harbor Novel)by Tracy Brogan

Contemporary Romance

If you like Romance that's more of the sweet variety and involves women who are long part college-age, Brogan's Bell Harbor series is great. I thought Love Me Sweet was the best installment of the series so far. It's a smidge steamier than the first two, but not so much you'll be blushing if you're reading it in public. It'll also make you laugh at times.

"When bad weather, missing money, honky-tonk musicians, and Elvis impersonators throw Grant and Delaney together on an unexpected road trip, emotions get all shook up. They know only fools fall in love, but they can’t help falling. Still, Delaney has a secret that could tear them apart forever."

Seven Days of Friday (Women of Greece Book 1)by Alex King

Contemporary Romance / Greece

Looking for a sweet contemporary that will take you to new places? Here it is. King writes about Greece with powerful descriptions that will make you feel like you are there. Best part -- it's FREE!

"Thirty-four-year-old Vivi Tyler is living her nightmare: gay husband, self-harming teenager, melodramatic mother. They’re picking apart her sanity, one stitch at a time. She’s crawling along rock bottom when the arrival of a mysterious package opens a new door to a new country. A desperate Vivi dives headfirst into the quicksand that is Greece—her parents’ birthplace." 

 At Any Price (Gaming The System Book 1)by Brenna Aubrey

Contemporary / New Adult Romance

This may be my most favorite New Adult yet. As New Adult usually is, it's a steamy read, but what I really liked about this is the intelligence of the writing. This is another FREEBY, so give it a try.

"When Mia Strong, popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she'll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

It's a desperate step, but it's the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother's mounting hospital bills."

Entrepreneur Adam Drake, the auction winner, has found the loopholes in the rules of the auction...

Happy reading,

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What to Read Next - May, 2015

I know! It's been way too long since I've done one of these posts. Since I've stepped up my writing output, though, I've been blogging less. In an attempt to make up for being a slacker, here are some fantastic books I've discovered this year. As always, a variety of genres, to please any literary palette.

Hello Love by Karen McQuestion

General/Women's Fiction

Looking for a heartwarming feel-good love story with a dog in it? This is it! McQuestion always delivers a story that anchors itself deep in your heart, touching upon topics that everyone can relate to. This one is about love lost and love found and how, when we open our hearts, anything is possible.

Andrea becomes an accidental first-time dog owner. Dan, recently widowed, has just lost his dog. What they don't know when they first cross paths is that it is the same dog.

Departureby A.G. Riddle

SciFi / Time Travel / Technothrillers

If you like fast-paced SciFi, grab this one fast! It's recently been picked up by Harper Collins and the price will increase soon. AND the movie rights have been bought by 20th Century Fox.

If that's not enough of a selling point, here are a few lines from the blurb:

"Flight 305 took off in 2014...
But it crashed in a world very different from our own...

With time running out, five strangers must unravel why they were taken...
And how to get home.

The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Literary / Contemporary Fiction

If you read my What to Read Next posts at all, you'll know I'm a Hyde fan. This is her best book yet. Alternating view points between the curmudgeonly Clementine and her new neighbor Jackie, it centers around the fallout that occurs when Star steals Clementine's horse. As always, Hyde delivers complex characters in an easy-to-read manner and brings them full circle.

"New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet... When Star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown together—far too close together."

The Banks of Certain Riversby Jon Harrison

Contemporary / Family Life Fiction

As a runner and frequent visitor to Michigan, I found this book very enjoyable -- rich in description and sometimes heartrending.

Neil is a teacher and cross country coach raising his teenage son alone. Years prior, his wife suffered a debilitating brain injury that now requires full-time care in a nursing facility. Neil ends up falling in love with his mother-in-law's caregiver, but struggles with letting his son know about it. Meanwhile, he breaks up a fight on school grounds, but video surfaces that makes it look like he physically assaulted one of the students.

Just when you think Neil is going to survive the circumstances, something else happens to worsen his ordeal. Hang in there, though. This is definitely worth reading to its conclusion.

The Highly Sensitive Person (Urban Books)by Elaine Aron

Non-Fiction / Self-Help

This is one I'll be recommending for years. If you've ever had someone tell you you're being 'too sensitive' or know someone who is deeply emotional or creative, this self-help book will put it all in perspective. Aron explains that Highly Sensitive People aren't riddled with a fault, but actually possess a desirable trait which contributes to the empathy and ingenuity of society.

"Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)." 

Next installment -- Romance!

Happy reading,