29 May 2013

Book Review: Beautiful Mess (Bailey's Boys #1) by Lucy V. Morgan

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Indie
Published: 22nd November 2011
Pages: 52
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Main Characters: Bailey, Linc,
Date Read: 21st May 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Goodreads:

Warning: contains pet rats, hot YouTube celebrity roommates, and one spurned girlfriend about to get even...

Working in a wedding cake shop sucks when you've just been dumped.

Bailey Frost has a recipe for disaster: one cheating ex, one big glass of liquor, and three well-meaning male friends who think her lack of a sex life is funny. Before she knows it, she's confessed that she's never had an orgasm with a man.

Now Bailey has to navigate sappy couples at work, while her friends are hell-bent on helping her get revenge on evil Craig...by dressing up as werewolves, on YouTube.

And one of those friends-- the tall, shy-but-gorgeous Linc--might just want to help Bailey with that other little problem...

This book was another of my Amazon Kindle freebie that I thought sounded interesting. I am really glad I got it as it was a really good read.

I don't really like the front cover as I don't feel like it fits in with the story. I do like the font of the title as I think that is in keeping with the story.

As soon as I started this book I loved it, I wasn't going to read the whole thing at once as it was late but before I knew it I had finished it. I could have done with it being a little bit longer so I could get more build up in the romance as I felt it just happened. There was a lot of moments that had me laughing which I love when a book can do that and it also makes a change from the books that I have read in awhile. I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read more from this author because if this is anything to go by they will be great reads.

I loved every character in this book which hasn't happened in awhile, they were just fun characters. Bailey was going through heartbreak so there was some down time with her but when her friends came on the scene it all changed. Olly, Tom and Linc where great characters and I just can't chose a favourite they where all fab.

Overall a very good book which was maybe too short but apart from that it was a fun read.

27 May 2013

Cover Reveal; Remember Me by Amaleen Ison

I was asked by the author if I wanted to take part in a cover reveal for her new novel Remember me which I agreed to. Now that I have seen it I'm glad I said yes as I love this cover, it's just stunning.

Sera isn’t living. She’s existing—barely. Bedbound by illness, she has no memory of life before the freezing barn she now calls home. A mournful song haunts her dreams and hints at a past not completely buried—one she’s desperate to uncover. Yet Father’s whirlwind visits to draw blood and administer medication don’t provide answers. He only confirms the one thing she already knows; she’s dying.

A lonely death without ever knowing her past seems inevitable until a sudden, mystifying return to health coincides with the arrival of a boy in the opposite out-building. The inextricable pull to the stranger, and the broken memories that storm her mind when he’s near, warn of a history quite different to any she could have imagined. If she’s to uncover the truth she craves, she’ll have to decide whether knowledge of the past is worth forfeiting her second chance at life.

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Author bio:


Amaleen Ison is a married mother of one. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire, England, along with her cats (Oscar and Winston), guinea pig ( LouLou), and gerbils (Blackberry and Pumpkinseed). She writes Young Adult fantasy stories that meander into a variety of sub-genres.
As a child, Amaleen lived most of her life in her head. She imagined herself in mystical lands populated by the weird and wonderful. She still spends way too much time daydreaming, but now she writes about her imaginings and weaves them into stories. The fantasy element is always important, but more so the hodgepodge of emotions that arise from her characters first time experiences.

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26 May 2013

Showcase Sunday #43

Showcase Sunday is a new weekly Meme that I am taking part of. This weekly meme is hosted by Vicky over at Book, Biscuits and Tea and for more info click on the SS image which will take you straight to the blog. Click images to take you to Goodreads.
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24 May 2013

Cover Reveal: Darker Days (Darker Agency, #1) by Jus Accardo

Here's the cover reveal for the new Jus Accardo book Darker Days (Darker Agency, #1)


Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course...

When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.

Seven deadly ones, in fact.

They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing...

There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything. 


“So not your biggest fan at the moment,” I said, closing the office door behind me. The runofffrom my jeans had soaked my sneakers pretty good. With each step, I gave a slight squishing noise accompanied by an annoying squeak against the old tile floor.

From across the room, Mom stared. “What happened to you?”
            “It attacked me.” Tossing my bag on the couch, I sank into her chair and made sure to grind my butt into the cushion. Got it nice and wet. I was all about sharing the love—and right now, the love was soggy.
            She laughed, waving a folder in my direction. “Surely you’re overreacting. It was one little zombie. They don’t attack people.”
            “I’m serious, Ma. It tried to drown me. And the client assaulted me with ugly footwear. As far as punishments go, I’d say we’re probably square. I’ve learned my lesson.”
            “You’re serious?” Amused expression now replaced by concern, she crossed the room and leaned over her desk to get a better look at me.
            “As a coronary.” Once I was sure the chair had sponged up all it could, I stood and huffed past her. Pulling at my favorite T-shirt—the word Fate inside a blood red heart, is a four letter word on the back—I said, “Child welfare would not be happy to hear you tried to feed your only child to a walking corpse…”
“But why would it attack? Did you provoke it?” Folding her arms, she frowned. “Insult it, perhaps?”
            I winked at her. “Provoke it? Sure. I went and wiggled my ass in front of it yelling lunch just to see what’d happen.” I’d called it Stinky, but that didn’t count as an insult. Something couldn’t be considered an insult if it was true, right?
            Right eyebrow twitching, she fought against a smile. “But you’re okay, right? No bites, broken bones, head injuries, possessions…?”
I smiled and did a little twirl. “All in one piece and still me.”
Mom had a checklist she went through at the end of each job. I was known for taking almost as much damage as I inflicted.
“Oh, and you’re probably going to get a call from the client. I sorta smashed her fence in the process.”
            Mom groaned. “I told you to be more careful.”
            “It’s not like I tried to break anything.”
            “Something tells me you didn’t try hard enough not to break anything, either.”
            “In my defense, it wasn’t a simple trap and slap…”
            “We can’t afford this.” She reached down and pulled a white envelope out from under a stack of papers. “This is the bill for that Mercedes you smashed.”
            “Oh! So not my fault. How was I supposed to know that Spring Heel was gonna land on the car? If it makes you feel any better, I think he was aiming for my head…”
            “If you keep this up, we won’t even be able to afford the rent.”
            She was right, of course, and it made me feel horrible. “I’m sorry. I guess I’m a wrecking ball wrapped in blue jeans. Take my cut of this job and put it toward the repairs. Keep my paycheck for the next month, too.” A good start, but it didn’t feel like enough. Sure, it would cover the damages—I hoped—but I felt guilty about upsetting her. The bills that were piling up kept her awake at night. This was only going to make things worse. We got a fair amount of business, but the overhead in our line of work was sky high.
As much as I hated the idea, I knew what would cheer her up. “I’ll even throw in pet possessions for the next month.”

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About Jus Accardo

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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22 May 2013

Book Review: Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness #0.5) by P.T. Michelle

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Indie
Published: 11th January 2013
Pages: 63
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance, YA
Main Characters: Ethan
Date Read: 10th - 19th May 2013
Rating Given:
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Blurb from Goodreads:

Ethan Harris never thought monsters and darkness would consume his daily thoughts, but every night the same visions repeat in his dreams. He’s careful to project a semblance of normalcy, keeping the suffocating darkness locked inside. As much as he wishes he could focus on girls, sports, and cars like other seventeen-year-olds; nothing distracts him from his own demons or shines through.

Until Nara Collins crosses his path. The blonde fascinates and intrigues him, giving him a measure of peace he’s never felt before.

When Ethan discovers there’s more to Nara than she allows others to see, that she might have a unique secret of her own, suddenly his world comes into focus.

Note: Ethan is a novella PREQUEL to Brightest Kind of Darkness. This story will give some of Ethan’s background and lead up until the day he tells Nara there’s a bomb in the school.

I have had the first one to this series for awhile now so when I saw this on netgalley I had to request it and I'm glad I did as it has made me want to read the first one a lot sooner than what I was thinking.

I'm in two minds about this cover as I love the trees in the background making it look picturesque and in keeping with the other books but I don't like the colours as it makes Ethan look weird.

When I first started the book I wasn't sure I was going to like it but the further I went into the story the more I started to like it. With me not reading the first book I'm not sure about who Ethan or Nara are but it seems paranormal which I can't wait to delve into when reading he rest of the series. Also there isn't really any romance but I have a feeling that could change in the upcoming books. There is a lot of things that have been mentioned but haven't been talked about in much detail so again I hope that changes in the next book. I found this was a really sad book especially one scene that I just couldn't read as it was too sad so I skipped that particular part. The ending really grabbed me and has made me eager to see what happens next.

I wasn't too sure about Ethan to start with but by the end there was something about him than warmed me to him. There wasn't much details about the other characters but I'm sure that will change by the end of the next book.

Overall a good start to what I'm hoping will be a brilliant series. I can't wait to find out more about what is happening with Ethan and Nara.

19 May 2013

Showcase Sunday #42

Showcase Sunday is a new weekly Meme that I am taking part of. This weekly meme is hosted by Vicky over at Book, Biscuits and Tea and for more info click on the SS image which will take you straight to the blog. Click images to take you to Goodreads.
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I really need to stay away from Amazon and Netgalley as I can't come away without getting a new book! In my defence I did delete a few of my Kindle this week so I made room for these.