Friday, 30 September 2016

New Review! Operation Fit-ish by Shannon Meyers, 5 Cranky Stars

Operation Fit-ishOperation Fit-ish by Shannon Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Dakota loves her family and her comic book collection. She's awkward and clumsy and uses swear words like "What the French Toast!" And "Biscuits and Gravy!"



Zane aka Thor, God of Thunder is undercover trying to take down a drug trafficking ring. He's six and a half feet of solid muscle and only weak when it comes to Dakota. She had his heart when she bumped into him and said "Avengers Assemble!"



Now that Dakota is single and has found her very own superhero, can they make a go of it?



I loved this book from page one and had to read it twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything. This author takes you on a wild ride pulling at your heartstrings one minute and the next laughing so hard your crying.



I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next. I'll be stalking this author for sure.

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What’s a comic book nerd to do when she’s dumped by her not-quite-a-superhero fiancé just weeks before the wedding? Tempting as it is to drown her sorrows in ice-cream, Dakota decides that maybe she’ll keep that appointment with the personal trainer who was going to help her squeeze into her dress after all.

She soon realizes that while she’s not quite ready to ditch her Avengers T-shirt for a Spandex crop top just yet, being at the gym does have some perks. Like semi-stalking Zane, the cute blond guy who looks a lot like Thor…

But while Zane may not be a Norse god, he does have a secret. One that brings him closer to Dakota, and brings Dakota closer to danger.

Is Zane the superhero she’s been waiting for her whole life? Will he swoop in and save the day? Or is he the villain whose superpower is the ability to break her heart?




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***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Dakota loves her family and her comic book collection. She's awkward and clumsy and uses swear words like "What the French Toast!" And "Biscuits and Gravy!" 
Zane aka Thor, God of Thunder is undercover trying to take down a drug trafficking ring. He's six and a half feet of solid muscle and only weak when it comes to Dakota. She had his heart when she bumped into him and said "Avengers Assemble!"
Now that Dakota is single and has found her very own superhero, can they make a go of it?
I loved this book from page one and had to read it twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything. This author takes you on a wild ride pulling at your heartstrings one minute and the next laughing so hard your crying. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next. I'll be stalking this author for sure.



I'm a born and raised Texan. I moved to Denver, Colorado in 2003 and met the love of my life. After having our first son, we decided to get back to that small town feel and moved back home. We had our second son in 2011 and let me just say that those boys have my heart.

I've always been a hopeless romantic and I love a good "Happily Ever After" just as much as the next person. I've always had ideas for stories and loved to entertain my family with short stories growing up.

I love cooking, writing, and weekend DIY projects around the house.




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New Review! Fever (Songbird #1) by Melissa Pearl, 5 Cranky Stars

Fever (Songbird, #1)Fever by Melissa Pearl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



***** 5 Stars *****

Brace yourself...because you’re about to fall in love.



After two years of being apart, Ella finally moved across the country to be with her high school sweetheart David. College in UChicago was different to her community college. And David wasn’t the same boy she fell in love with.



Or was it her who changed?



Heartsick and feeling out of sorts, Ella felt like she was just stumbling along in a lonely, foggy forest singing soulful tunes...until somebody sang with her from across the shower wall. A voice so perfectly in tune with hers, it captured her heart from the very first note.



But she loved David and surely she couldn’t be falling for another man? Especially to one she hasn’t even met in person?



To make matters worse, David’s roommate, Cole, appeared on the scene and was everything Ella hoped for a man to be while David continued to treat her with disregard, alienating her more and more. Still, that singing voice beckons.



She fought long and hard but sometimes fate deals you with a different card.



The story itself isn’t earth-shattering. The plot is not complicated. And I didn’t even cry while reading it. It’s just a simple love story.



So, why am I gushing over it? It’s because it oozes love with every page I turned. I fell in love. It was that simple. So sweet and beautiful. I finished it deep in the night and I went to sleep with that dreamy feeling.



Fever is the first book I’ve read by Melissa Pearl. It definitely won’t be my last. Highly recommended.



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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Excerpt! Use Somebody by Beck Anderson



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Excerpt
We stand in a ridiculous line (my opinion) to grab a coffee at the original Starbucks, and Macy pulls out her phone.
“Now we’ll take our coffees and go drink them somewhere cool.” She pulls me along back the way we came, hops on the Link again, headed back toward the hotel.
“Where is this cool place?” I fight the urge to take the reins. She’s lost. We’re headed nowhere.
“Just wait. It’s gonna be cool. I asked the concierge about it before you got up, too, so it’s not just me and Google that thinks so.”
We walk a short block in the opposite direction of the hotel, past the gleaming steel and glass public library, which Macy takes several pictures of as we walk.
We cross the street, and she walks up to the front doors of a grey stone modern office building.
“What?” I feel a little unsettled. I’m the one who does the surprising.
“Trust me.” She takes my hand and pulls me in through the revolving doors.
We get on the elevator, and she presses the button for the seventh floor.
“Okay.” I stand next to her, but I’m concentrating mostly on the way it feels to have her hand on mine. I think about her lips on mine, her hips against mine…
And then she coughs. It’s two, quick coughs, but there’s that rattle again.
And my mind’s back on the business of keeping her well, keeping her safe.
We get off the elevator. She looks like a kid with a great secret. “Just wait. This is so cool.”
“You haven’t been here, how do you know?”
“Don’t be a crank. Nobody likes the stick in the mud.”
“Fine.”
She pulls me through another set of chrome and glass doors.
And yeah, she’s right. It’s pretty cool.
So apparently Macy from Teton County, Idaho, has discovered the rooftop park hidden in the middle of downtown Seattle. And it’s gorgeous. She hands me my coffee and walks over to the railing. The sun is out, and the water and the waterfront is laid out in front of us.
“There’s the Space Needle! We’re going there later today. After dinner.”
I laugh. “Are you at least going to let me pick a spot for dinner?”
“Do you want to?” She doesn’t look like she wants me to.
“There’s a great place I know, and it’s a short walk from the hotel.”
“Fine.” She takes a sip from her coffee and looks out over the view.
I kiss her on the cheek again. “Don’t sulk.”
She turns and kisses me full-on, on the lips, for the briefest possible moment, before pulling away and facing out to the view again. “I’m not.” I taste mint and feel sparks down to the base of my spine.
Then she smiles the slyest, crookedest grin I’ve seen. I haven’t seen her smile like that.
And I grin back.

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Use Somebody is Beck Anderson's
newest Hollywood standalone!

Releasing October 8th.  Now Available for Pre-order!




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Blurb
Jeremy King, Hollywood über-agent to the stars, knows that sharks gotta swim. He’s one of them, after all. He’s never met a deal he couldn’t strike or an argument he couldn’t win. LA is his kind of town—they both never stop moving.

So when his friend and client, movie star Andrew Pettigrew, invites him on a “man-cation” to the wilds of Idaho for a little fly-fishing, Jeremy’s not so sure. He might not have cell service. There’s no way there’ll be any supermodels to woo. And his idea of the great outdoors is a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in his Tesla Model S—moose definitely do not factor into the picture.

Fitting then that because of a moose, he meets Macy Shea Summerlin, the best fly-fishing guide on the South Fork. Jeremy’s surprised and tantalized, but Macy isn’t having any of his alpha male posturing. She gives as good as she gets, and she knows how to throw a mean right hook.

As the two of them get tangled up in each other’s lives, both Jeremy and Macy must come to terms with winning and losing and letting love in. And Jeremy has to find the answer to his own question: Is he simply “using” Macy or could he really “use” someone like her? Find out in Use Somebody, book 3 of the Fix You series.

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About the Author:
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Beck Anderson is a two-time Rita© finalist and author of four novels including the Fix You series and The Jeweler. She’s also a wife, a mom, an educator, and a walker of a small, bossy dog-slash-evil genius.




THANK YOU!

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New Review! Pistol Fanny's Hank & Delilah by Annie Rose Welch, 2 Cranky Stars

Pistol Fanny's Hank & DelilahPistol Fanny's Hank & Delilah by Annie Rose Welch
My rating: 2 of 5 stars



** 2 Cranky Stars **

I found this book a conundrum.



The story line was interesting, a group of 12 year olds are witness to a dual murder. It goes on to change and shape each boy's life as they grow up. The main character, Hank, is caught in the middle of an all girl bank robbery and falls instantly in love with the leader of the gang.



He proceeds to chase after her eventually involving all his friends. The story is filled with many colorful characters who are a mix between Annie get your Gun and Bonny and Clyde.



The way the story was told, however, did not appeal to me. It is rife with cliches and and analogies. I felt as if I was reading a screen play for an OLD PI movie. In my opinion large portions were over dramatized and read more like prose than a story. In many places the author also repeated a word three times, almost like the refrain of a song and then just to put the cherry on the cake with my biggest trigger, typos and errors, to the extent that on more than one occasion I had to reread an entire paragraph and still not make sense of it.



I rate the book as a whole 2/5 stars

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New Review! Pretty Stolen Dolls by Ker Dukey and K. Webster


Pretty Stolen Dolls (Pretty Stolen Dolls, #1)Pretty Stolen Dolls by Ker Dukey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



***** 5 Stars *****

Holy.....what the....I'm speechless. Ok not really. I'm going to sing the praises of this book till the end of time. Gruesome and gory and oh so sexy.



Jade Phillips was a cynical girl who was taught to never trust the outside world. Monsters lurk in every dark and sunny place.



While out on her weekly excursion with her sister, Macy, she meets a handsome boy with curly locks and a beautiful trusting smile.



He's selling porcelain dolls at a local flea market. I know creepy right? I'm creeped out. He lures the girls with a false sense of friendship and the one time Jade trusts someone it fails her and Macy. For years they are kept as Benny's pretty dolls.



This is the story of a girl who makes a life for herself as a cop after tragedy to bring her own villain down. I felt I was on the rollercoaster that was Jade's life. Every flashback I felt, every current situation, I rallied with her. Several scenes made me cringe so bad I had to walk away and take a breath.



Yet, it's not all blood and gore and crazy moments. There's love and self discovery. The need to seek revenge and the need to right so many wrongs.



I highly recommend this book to anyone!! Please read it. Don't make this crankster suffer alone!!

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