Saturday, 31 December 2016

Review - Take A Chance On Me by Carol Wyer



About the book

When Charlie’s husband leaves after ten years of marriage, her spirits hit an all-time low. She just isn’t sure how to pick herself up again. So, best friend Mercedes makes it her mission to put a spring back in Charlie’s step with the perfect bucket list. 

As Charlie takes a chance and bungee jumps and belly dances her way through an array of adventures, her love life also begins to look up and she’s soon enjoying a few dates as a newly single woman. She begins to realise that finding romance, might not be so hard, especially when you’ve got someone like journalist Jake who has an adorable little boy and is very easy on the eye. 

But is Jake too good to be true? As Charlie’s challenges on the bucket list get bigger, so do her questions about Jake. Should she continue to hold out for the fairy-tale? Or should she take a chance on Jake and hope for a happy ending? 


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My Review

This is my last review of 2016 and I am so happy that I chose this book. It really is the perfect uplifting story to see me into 2017!

So what did I think...

The beginning of this book is written with plenty of emotion and the revelation of Charlie's past is heartbreaking. I couldn't he!p but shed a few tears as I read. Charlie is such an engaging character who is beautifully written, Carol Wyer really brought her to life. Merecedes is perfect as Charlie's best friend their scenes together are so much fun as they go through the list. Bert has to get a special mention, I wish he was my pet.

As the story progressed I truly hoped that Charlie would get her happy ending. From meeting new friends and challenges Charlie faces everything head on and is definitely an inspirational character. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all about Charlie and her friends. There is some sadness but also laughs within the pages of this book and everything ends up balancing perfectly. The story moves along brilliantly and at times I found it hard to put down. The ending was just perfect and left me smiling for ages after.

A joy to read!

Five stars from me!

Thank you to Bookouture & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Review - Whatever Happened to Vicky Hope's Back Up Man by Laura Kemp

About the book:
A tender, funny and haunting coming-of-age novel which asks if the past can ever be part of your future.
Twenty-one and insecure, Vicky Hope comes up with a plan on the eve of travelling the world with her high flying friend, Kat Lloyd: if she isn't married by the time she's thirty, she'll marry her geeky best mate Mikey Murphy.
Fast-forward eight-and-a-bit years, Vicky, now Vee wakes up on her thirtieth birthday in Brighton, expecting a proposal of marriage from her arty boyfriend Jez. Instead he tells her their relationship is over and she has no choice but to return to her parents' home.
Devastated and alone in her childhood bedroom, she decides she has nothing to lose and tracks down her two old mates. With shock, she discovers Mikey, now Murphy, is a successful app designer driven by his tragic upbringing. Kat, or Kate, never made it - but she hides a devastating secret, which threatens the happiness of all three.

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My Review

After reading The Late Blossoming of Frankie Green earlier this year I couldn’t wait to read the next book by Laura Kemp.

So what did I think...

There were so many moments where I was smiling especially the parts that reminded me of when I was younger. The bit about gagging on the smell of CK One particularly made me chuckle! Although there are some sad parts this book manages to be both witty and heartfelt. This is definitely a difficult balance to manage however Laura Kemp manages to do this brilliantly. I was pretty much hooked from the very first chapter.

I took to Vicky right away and it's pretty sad when she comes to realise she has been taken for granted by her boyfriend. Vicky has her flaws but it also makes her seem all the more real, after all no one is perfect!

Some of my favourite parts were the flashbacks to when Vicky and Mikey were teenagers. It was lovely to see the connection that they shared. I was pretty heartbroken for all of them as their pasts are revealed.

I really enjoyed reading the story from all three points of view. I found Kate was the most intriguing character. The relationship with her mum was one of the main things that made Kate feel so lost in her life. So it was interesting to see what had happened and how things would play out.

This book has everything from friendship, love, secrets and betrayal right through to new beginnings. I enjoyed immersing myself in all of their lives. Laura Kemp has written a wonderful account of friendship.

Five stars from me! 

I loved this heartwarming story of friendship!

Thank you to Aria & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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You can read my review of The Late Blossoming of Frankie Green by Laura Kemp 

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Review - Brake Failure by Alison Brodie

About the book

“Is it too late to tell him you love him when you are looking down the barrel of his gun?”

An English debutante transforms from Miss-Perfectly-Correct to criminally insane as she breaks the bonds of her rigid upbringing. Sheriff Hank Gephart tries to reel her in - but she’s out of control and she’s not hitting the brakes.

What happened to the genteel lady in twin-set and pearls? And why did she shoot Mr Right?

Brake Failure is set in 1999 in the months leading up to Y2K “meltdown” when the US government was spending $150 billion preparing for Armageddon As Lionel Shriver says in her novel, We Have To Talk About Kevin: "1999, a year widely mooted beforehand as the end of the world."



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My Review

I had so much fun reading Brake Failure everything about it captured my attention and held it all the way through. Ruby is a complex character who goes on a pretty surprising journey to find out who she really is.

Hank is brilliant with Ruby, I loved their feisty clashes and sizzling chemistry. Ruby isnt always a 100% likeable but I think this works in her characters favour. I always find characters like Ruby more endearing and believable. Even if at times I want to shake some sense into them.

There are a myriad of supporting characters but they all equally bring something to the story. I especially loved Molly and her friendship with Ruby. A special mention has to go to Rowdy, he was great!

A bit of everything goes into this story and I found it so difficult to put down. I ended up finishing it really late one night as I had to know how it would all end. The plot moves brilliantly with a few surprises along the way. It was intriguing to start the book in the present (well the Y2K) and then work back to show the reader what actually happened. I really enjoyed the way this worked and how we get snippets of information as to how Ruby got herself into such a pickle!


A fast paced & fun filled adventure!

Five stars from me!

Thank you so much to Alison Brodie for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Review - Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin

About the book:

Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen. 

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded. 

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore… 

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of? 

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My Review

I have previously read a couple of books by Holly Martin and have always enjoyed them. As soon as I saw this book I knew I had to read it. So what did I think...

First of all I have to mention the front cover it really is stunning. The plot itself moves quickly and smoothly, I really didn't want to put the book down. I loved the idea of two people who had been burned in the past being brought together. Penny is a lovely, warm hearted person and I really hoped she could start afresh with someone and find some happiness. Henry is pretty perfect and I loved his relationship with Daisy their interactions were brilliant.

The chemistry Penny and Henry share is electric but also at the same time very romantic but will they get a happy ever after.

There were some comical moments that were brilliantly written and I couldn’t stop giggling!

If reading by the fire doesn't warm you this charming and heartfelt story will. The characters are lovingly written and by the end I felt as if I knew them. Holly Martin always manages to bring her characters to life and this book shows this perfectly.

This is the first book in the White Cliff Bay series and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series. It will be lovely to revisit the place and the people who live there.

A gorgeous Christmas story!

Five stars from me!

Thank you to Bonnier Publishing & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion. 

Friday, 23 December 2016

Blog Tour - Excerpt & Review - Midnight & Mistletoe by Rebecca Raisin


Thank you for joining me today on the Blog Tour for Midnight & Mistletoe by Rebecca Raisin. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Cedarwood Lodge series and I have to admit that I'm a little sad to see the series finish. 

First of all let's take a look at the book, an excerpt and then read on for my review. 

Midnight & Mistletoe
Cedarwood Lodge #3
By Rebecca Raisin
Releasing December 22
HQ Digital

Blurb:

Join Rebecca Raisin for the final festive part of the Cedarwood Lodge serial and see who might be kissing under the mistletoe…

Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to dream about organising, but when everything is feeling a bit up in the air, she has to hope that this New Years her wish really will come true.

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is the final part in this feel-good romance serial.

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Excerpt 

My cell phone buzzed, and I checked the screen before answering. Mom. I smiled, hoping she was calling about all the gold and glitter desserts we’d ordered. 

“Mom, how are you?”

“Clio what have you done?” her frosty tone froze me down to my bones. “You promised me you’d leave it alone, and now Isla comes into Puft and tells us all how she’s found a maze, and is going to restore it back into its former glory. You promised me, Clio.”

Damn it. I hadn’t thought to tell Isla to keep it hushed up for now. To be honest, I hadn’t expected her to mention it to anyone, least of all my own mother.

I took a steadying breath, “They don’t know anything about it, Mom. Isla stumbled on it and showed Micah, and they announced it to all of us on Christmas Eve. There was nothing I could do, they found it by pure accident. And I didn’t mention a word about it, I just changed the subject and hoped they’d forget.”

Mom sighed, a world-weary, I-can’t-handle-this-any-more kind of sound. I was at a loss for words and was bone-weary about it all myself. Hiding someone else’s secret was exhausting, especially when I didn’t know what it was exactly.

Mom’s delicate health concerned me, and I worried about what she’d do if she felt cornered, but surely it had to come out. It’s not as though the town folk didn’t know… They did, and they kept their lips pressed tight when questioned over it. And me, her own daughter, wasn’t trusted enough to confide in. It was mind bending.

“Mom, look. I know it’s difficult for you and I’m not trying to push you or anything, but don’t you think it’s time you told me? Cedarwood is getting busier by the day, we’ve got guests booked to stay in the lodge soon. We’ve got parties and weddings planned. I can’t keep it a secret forever, people will stumble over it if they hike, and especially as Isla clears the grounds come spring. Don’t you think it’s better if I know what happened?” She didn’t say anything but her breathing was audibly shallow. With a soothing voice I tried a different tack, “Why don’t you come visit, and we’ll find the maze together?”


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My Review

It has been a pleasure to read this series of books. I have enjoyed getting to know the characters but also spending time at Cedarwood Lodge. By the end it actually felt like it was a real place, Rebecca Raisin really brought it to life with her descriptive writing.

All of the characters were well written but my favourite has to be Clio. Her determination to bring Cedarwood Lodge back to life has been a joy to read.

The story has the perfect combination of friendship, romance and new beginnings. Everything flowed perfectly and I read it in one sitting, I just didn't want to put it down! 

By the end I was left with happy tears and it really was a perfect end to the series. 

Five stars from me!

A delightful and charming story!

Thank you to Rebecca Raisin, Love Reading Romance Tours, HQDigitalUK & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion. 
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Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Review - The Adventures of Katie Button by Lizzie Koch

About the book 

What happens when your dreams collide with reality?

Katie Button doesn’t believe in soulmates. When charismatic Jack Masterson asks her out on a date, despite him being her new boss alongside his more aloof brother, James, she agrees. 

But her romantic dreams about a dashing highwayman, heroic gladiator and Tudor lord are becoming more frequent. And, worryingly, they feel real. She remembers every detail, every touch, every kiss. Until she realises the man in her dreams is James.

But Katie doesn’t even like James. And what about Jack, who is whisking her away for sexy mini breaks in the here and now? 

Katie knows she needs to put an end to her dreams before they ruin her life. But how?

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My Review

I was intrgued by the description for this book and was looking forward to reading it. The plot was fun and interesting although it did bother me a little at first that she was with Jack but having dreams about James. I really enjoyed the dream sequences they were detailed, fun and really helped move the story along.

I have to say I kept changing my mind about Katie. One minute I would like her but then she would do something pretty frustrating. This is not necessarily a bad thing as her flaws definitely make her character more believable. James has to be my favourite character he is totally likeable. Some of the romance is missing from a couple of pairings but the story does make up for it.

With it being a shorter story I did finish this book pretty quickly. Even though it isn't exactly perfect my attention was kept throughout.

If you are looking for a quick and light hearted read then look no further!

Four stars from me!

Thank you to Crooked Cat Publishing & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion. 

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Review - Christmas at the Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant

About the book 

It’s time to get toasty by the fire with a glass of mulled wine and a slice of chocolate yule log sprinkled with a little romance. Welcome to Christmas at the Little Village Bakery. 

Snow is falling in Honeybourne and Spencer is bringing home his American fiancĂ©e Tori for a traditional English Christmas with all the trimmings. But when his hippie mum and dad meet her high-maintenance parents, sparks of the wrong sort start to fly. Then Spencer bumps into his first love Jasmine and unexpected feelings come flooding back. 

Millie is run off her feet with Christmas orders at the Little Village Bakery and new baby Oscar.Thank goodness her cousin Darcie is here to help her. Although she does seem to be rather flirty with Millie’s boyfriend Dylan. 

Will Darcie ever find true love of her own? And is marrying Tori a terrible mistake for Spencer if his heart is with someone else? 


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My Review 

After reading The Little Village Bakery earlier this year and getting to know Mollie and Dylan I just had to read the next book in the series. Although this is the second book it can be read as a standalone but if you get chance definitely take a look at the first story.

I loved the village of Honeybourne and the people who live there. Once again we see the villagers come together and I loved that spirit of community. It was especially lovely to catch up with Millie and Dylan. I was always intrigued by Spencer and it was great to get more insight into his personality.

There are a few characters to follow but their stories never got complicated or felt like I had to keep a track of what was happening. The addition of Darcie to the story was great and added more depth to the plot. I did wonder where her story would go and I hoped that it wouldn't lead in a certain direction. I'm going to stop now as I really don't want to ruin the story.

It always makes a story more interesting if you see the story from different points of view. This book follows a few different characters and I guess if I had to pick a favourite it would be Spencer. He is such a likeable character and I hoped he would get his happy ending.

The story moved at a good pace and to be honest I was halfway through before I even realised. Tilly Tennant really has created a charming village and a lovely variety of characters.

Christmas at the Little Village Bakery is a cosy, entertaining story that is just right for the festive season! 

Four stars from me! 

Thank you to Bookouture & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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You can read my review of The Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Blog Tour - Excerpt - It’s Begining to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit


It’s Begining to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit an Anthology by: S.E. Babin, Geralyn Corcillo, Amy Gettinger, Holly Tierney-Bedord, Jax Abbey, Susan Murphy, Tracy Krimmer, Kate O’Keefe, Monique McDonell, Laurie Baxter 
Genre: Chick Lit 
Tour Dates: December 18th – 24th, 2016

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Blurb:

Eleven short and funny holiday stories of women going home for Christmas, stirring up old flames (& finding new ones), baking grandma’s cookies, planning revenge pranks on high school duds, opening Pandora’s Box, racing across the country for love, & kissing cute hunks under the mistletoe. Grab your copy while this limited time collection is still available!


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Excerpt

Ming was trying to calculate their good-byes. Should she say it had been nice seeing him? Probably. Common courtesy, at least, was called for. What if he tried to do that kissing on the cheek thing that guys do? What if she got flustered and turned, brushed her lips against his? What if—and then, entirely against her will, her mind filled with images of them kissing up against the brick building, her back to the wall, arms wrapped around Charlie’s neck, Charlie and his ridiculous scarf and his ridiculous jacket wrapped around her, keeping her warm even without a coat, right there between the spot-lit posters for The Shop Around the Corner and Some Like It Hot.

You have a good night, now,” Marcy said as she held the door for them, snapping Ming back to reality.

Ming smiled and said a shaky “Merry Christmas” as she followed Charlie through the exit into the night.

And then she stopped.

Wow,” he breathed next to her.

Endless enormous snowflakes floated down, a good three inches already piled up on the ground, even though it had been bare when she’d gone into the theater. It was dark, quiet, the lot almost empty at this hour on the holiday. Everyone else was home or watching Aftershock 5: Megatsunami or whatever the hell was playing over at the multiplex. There was a click behind them. Marcy walked around to her car, parked beside the building. She climbed in and pulled slowly away, wipers swishing. A breeze swirled, spinning the flakes through the air around them.

I do miss this,” she said, stepping out from under the overhang in front of the theater and turning her face to the sky.

Me, too. I haven’t seen it snow like this in years.”

Oh, crap. Why had she said anything? She was practically asking him to bring it up.

I’m in California now,” he added.

And there it was.

Yeah. I’m, uh…” In California, too, and actively avoiding you.

Yeah, it’s okay. Congrats on the getting into the doctoral program, by the way.”

She gave him a quizzical look.

He looked down, shuffled some snow with his foot. “I might have cyber-stalked you a little. I mean, I don’t think it really counts as stalking. I found your Twitter profile. And sometimes I see you comment on Facebook. We have like eighteen mutual friends.”

Nineteen, actually. Not, again, that she was keeping track on purpose. Just. You know, you notice these things.

Anyway,” he said, looking up, “Good for you. USC’s a great school.”

Yeah, well so is—” Crap she wasn’t supposed to know he was at Caltech.

He gave her a lopsided grin. “You knew.”

Dammit.

I’ve been busy.”

It’s okay, Ming. I didn’t really expect…”

You could’ve looked me up.”

Would you have wanted that?”

She said nothing. She wrapped her arms around herself. Suddenly, she was cold.

Where’d you park? I’ll walk you to your car.”

Was he kidding?

I can walk myself to my car, Charlie. I’m a grown woman.” In the interest of being able to say she’d at least been polite, she thrust out her hand. “It was nice seeing you.”

He shook it. She gave him a curt nod, then turned and walked toward the lot on the other side of the building. Unfortunately, Charlie Brown followed. Good grief.

I told you,” she said, looking back at him, “I’m fine.”

He nodded behind her. There was one other car in the lot. His mom’s old Corolla, parked at the opposite end.

Oh.”

So I guess… I guess good-bye, then,” he said, almost sadly. Which was rich, coming from the guy who had rejected her. No, Charlie, we’re not going to be pals back in SoCal. So sorry. Seriously, she wanted to ask him what his deal was. But not as much as she wanted to get into her car and turn the heat on. She hadn’t dressed for lingering out in the cold.

The imagined scene between the movie posters came back unbidden.

Yeah, bye,” she snapped, squelching it.

She stalked to her dad’s Accord, which she had borrowed for the occasion, pulling her sweater sleeves down over her hands for warmth.

She never could figure out what had possessed Charlie to handle the whole prom thing the way he had. If anything, she had been extra nice to him in school. She had, for instance, never once mentioned the time freshman year when he had asked her to a dance only because his parents made him ask someone. They were concerned he wasn’t being “social” enough. So he’d gone and asked the biggest nerd he could find with an XX genotype. And she’d never even brought it up. Fortunately, she had turned him down with some excuse about visiting cousins that weekend (really, what did he expect, coming up to a girl he’d never spoken to outside of class and asking her on a date?), but she’d felt bad when she learned his folks put him up to it (Brian tipped her off). And, actually, in a weird way, it was what made her notice him. What made him stand out from the rest of their dorky peers as someone bordering on relatable.

After that, she sat with him at lunch sometimes, called him if she missed class to get the assignment, passed him the occasional caricature she’d doodled of their teacher in Advanced Bio because she knew it’d make him laugh. It had been the start of what became a real friendship. What she had thought was a real friendship.

Her car was so covered, if there had been others there, she would have had trouble picking hers out. Fortunately, the snow was wet and lightly packed, so it only took a quick sweep of the brush to clear the windows. She willed herself not to look back at Charlie as she worked, though she heard his engine start up and saw the glow of his headlights lighting up in the corner of her eye.

She took a deep breath and let it out. She knew she was fooling herself if she thought it hadn’t affected her to run into him. But there would be lots of time to process her resurfacing adolescent angst and whatever else bobbed up with it. Right now, she just wanted to get the hell out of there.

She dropped into the seat, slipped the belt into the buckle, slid the key into the ignition, and turned it. All one smooth motion. Only one problem. The car didn’t start.

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About the Authors:

51dpgrm-qhl-_ux250_S.E. Babin is an award-winning author with a passion for writing books with a paranormal twist. Whether it’s romance or mystery, she loves taking the norm and turning it into the extraordinary. Her love of reading turned into a curious exploration to see whether or not she could write her own novel. Beginning with discarded pages of angsty novels and a slightly popular reimagining of Beowulf’s Grendel in her high school English class, Sheryl spent way too much time in the library, killing any chance of her becoming a cheerleader or anything even remotely cool.


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First and foremost, Geralyn Corcillo loves reader reviews! In other news…When she was a kid growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo dreamed of one day becoming the superhero Dyna Girl. So, she did her best and grew up to constantly pick up litter and rescue animals. At home, she loves watching old movies, British mysteries, and the NY Giants. Corcillo lives in a drafty old house in Hollywood with her husband Ron, a guy who’s even cooler than Kip Dynamite.


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Amy Gettinger lives in Orange County, California with her husband and her two piteous poodles under the shade of a very noisy old eucalyptus windrow full of crows and wild parrots. When she’s not writing novels, she’s creating Reader’s Theater plays and coaching a local senior group to perform them, complete with big bad wolves, feather boas and tiaras.


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Holly Tierney-Bedord lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the author of several novels including Coached, Bellamy’s Redemption, and Surviving Valencia. Visit her website at www.hollytierneybedord.com where you can connect to her blogs and subscribe to her newsletter.


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A Durham, North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jax Abbey bleeds Carolina blue. By day she molds the young, bright minds of the future, but at night you can find her furiously pounding the keyboard as she funnels the zany ideas and quirky characters from her brain to the computer. When Jax isn’t telling preschoolers to keep their hands to themselves or telling her characters to simmer down, she loves to spend time with her significant other, Tyler, and her TinyDog.


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Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her first romance novel, Pieces of it All, released in May 2014 followed in December with Caching In, a romance mixed with the hobby of geocaching. She also has written several short stories.


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Kate O’Keefe – I write funny, sexy, feel-good romantic comedies.
I’ve loved rom coms, romance, and chick lit since I first encountered Bridget Jones as a young, impressionable writer. It really was a match made in chick lit heaven.
I’ve been a teacher and a sales executive, but am now content as a mother and writer, madly scribbling all the ideas I’ve accumulated during my time on this planet we call home.
I live and love in beautiful New Zealand–where my novels are all set–with my wonderful family and my two very scruffy, naughty dogs.


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Monique McDonell – I am an Australian author who writes fun, flirty contemporary women’s fiction including chick lit and romance. After many attempts writing books that made me miserable I decided to write books with happy endings and have been loving the journey ever since.
I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter which probably explains why the beach features in so many of my novels and why people describe them as excellent beach reads.


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Laurie Baxter has degrees in both puppetry and screenwriting because let’s face it, majoring in English would have been no more useful and way less fun. She loves chocolate, ice cream, chocolate ice cream, dogs, New York City, old movies, modern architecture, all kinds of theater, and music from before she was born. Her eighth grade English teacher told her to become a writer, so she did.

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Why not
visit all the Stops on the Tour:

December 18th
Hea Romances With A Little Kick - Book Excerpt/Promo 
Romantic Reads and Such - Book Excerpt 
He Said Books Or Me - Book Promo/Author Guest Post

December 19th
Kristin's Novel Cafe - Book Excerpt/Promo 
Hello...Chick Lit - Book Excerpt/Promo

December 20th
ItaPixie's Book Corner - Book Review/Excerpt 
Reads and Treats - Book Review 
Rae Reads - Book Excerpt/Promo

December 21st
Appletree Books - Book Review 
Chick Lit Central - Promo Post

December 22nd
Jena Books - Book Review 
Wonderfully Bookish  - Book Review

December 23rd
Steamy Book Momma - Book Review 
Blog on the run - Book Promo Post

December 24th
Novelgossip - Book Review 
Book Lover in Florida - Book Review/Promo

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