Friday, 29 November 2013

Cover Reveal for The Saving of Benjamin Chambers and The Art of Forgiving by Anna Bloom

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The Saving of Benjamin Chambers (A Uni Files Short)
AUTHOR: Anna Bloom GENRE: New Adult / Romance 
RELEASE DATE: 4th December PUBLISHERS: Soul Mate Publishing add-to-goodreads-button3

Benjamin Chambers needs saving, he just does not know it yet. Bored of his life of repetitive gigs with a band going nowhere fast and one night stands with girls who are only interested in his role as a lead singer, something has got to change. It’s just what do you do when the only life you know involves messing around with guitars and attempting to run away from any female attention that comes your way. Ben has a New Year’s resolution and one that he is determined to keep, quit the band and get a life of his own. Little does Ben realise that on his last night with his band Sound Box he is going to meet a girl who will turn everything he knows upside down. As Ben sets himself the challenge to find ‘The Girl’ again, he may be about to learn that in an effort to rescue her, he himself will be the one to be saved. 

About Anna Bloom 
Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.
Contact Anna: Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads || TAOLG GoodReads
Buy Links The Art Of Letting Go: The Uni Files – Year One (#1):Amazon UK || Amazon US
The Art of Forgiving (A Uni Files Short - Christmas scene)
AUTHOR: Anna Bloom GENRE: New Adult / Romance 
RELEASE DATE: 11th December 2013 add-to-goodreads-button3

Benjamin Chambers found the girl, won the girl, and then lost the girl all in two months. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t that girl. The one that had already got away once. Left to his own devices, wallowing in self-pity, drinking whiskey and killing ballads on his guitar Ben is looking forward to the worst Christmas in history. That is until an unexpected offer of help arrives. Given the best Christmas gift he could ever wish for, the chance to spend one more day with the girl that got away. Ben knows he just has one day to convince Lilah that they are meant to be together, before he has to make some big decisions about his own future. Just one day to set right the mistakes that he has made, but will it be enough? Ben may end up finding out that The Art of Forgiving isn't something you can teach, it is something that you have to earn. 
About Anna Bloom 

Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art. 
Contact Anna: Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads || TAOLG GoodReads
Buy Links The Art Of Letting Go: The Uni Files – Year One (#1):Amazon UK || Amazon US

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Time Until by Casey Ford

Alan Green and Samantha Cohn have known each other for as long as both can remember. They have a special relationship that has grown far beyond mere friendship.Inseparable, Al and Sam have spent their lives with one another—from childhood secrets, through awkward teenage years, to finding themselves as adults—it’s always been the two of them together.
When unexpected tragedy hits, and Sam is left fighting for her life, Alan can only watch and wait. Left alone without his best friend, Alan spends his time reliving his past, ensnared in the memories of the chaotic relationship with the girl that stole his heart.
How would you spend the time until?
I like to write and love just about anything romance [Except triangles, I hate triangles.... Oh! And Squares! They're the worst].
Anyway, I live with my wife and two kids in good ole U.S.of A. and I actually work full time as a Graphic Designer. I write to relieve stress and because I like to create stories.
The Time Until is my first book and it’s both a joy and a chore to write.
US $1.99
UK £1.27
US $8.54
UK £7.99
What I say:

I was sent a copy of this book by Holly from Holly's Hot Reads in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Alan and Samantha have been friends since they were 5 when they met at school, Samantha simply stating 'you're mine'.

Fast forward 15 years and they are in a car going back from the movies when tragedy strikes, the story is written from Alan's POV which is great.  It follows him as he struggles with his emotions in the following 2 1/2 weeks after the crash.  The time he spends in hospital and fall out from the crash along the way

Casey also uses Alan to provide flashbacks to tell the background of Alan and Sam's relationship, sometimes this can be annoying but the way it is built into the story is great and keeps the flow going.  This is all leading to how and why Alan and Samantha were in the car that day, you only find this out towards the end and I'm glad that I found out that way.  The story is both tragic, moving and inspirational.

There are twists, turns, tragedy, anger, sadness and happiness along the way and you never really know how this will end until the final few pages, this kept me glued until I had finished the book well after 1am. 

I look forward to more books from Casey as this is his 1st book which is exceptional.

4.5 stars out of 5 for me 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Of Stardust by February Grace

What they say:

“Dreams are sacred…”
At the age of twenty-six, single, geeky bookseller Till Nesbitt inherits the shock of a lifetime: a huge Victorian farmhouse filled with unique tenants, and the knowledge that there is a reason she’s always been different. She’s destined to become a Fairy Godmother, because the skills are written into her DNA.

Till embarks on her fairy education at Dreams Come True University with much trepidation, guided on her journey by a unique mentor: a Celtic hybrid with a secret by the name of Gus.

When Till falls head over heels for Gus, will she break the most serious law in the Fairy Code, or will the truth of what really happened to Gus’s parents keep them from repeating history?

Buy links for the book:
Paperback: Amazon 
Paperback: Barnes and Noble

Where to find her online:
Twitter: @FebruaryGrace

What I say:

I was sent a copy of this book by Wendy at Booktrope in return for an honest review.

The books begins with Til working in her parents book shop, she is summond to help her Great Aunt Tilda to sort out some items to be boxed up, she arrives after the Christmas period, little does she know it will change her life forever and open her up to a world she never knew existed, as her Great Aunt has a secret that her family don't know about, it's a secret that also affects Til.  Initially reluctant to believe her Aunt that she is a Fairy Godmother, things slowly start to make sense.

Til is introduced to her Great Aunt Tilda's lodgers who aren't what they seem.  At first Til thinks her Aunt to be eccentric but she isn't and Til's eyes are opened.  The book follows Til through the year after her Aunt's death as she trains to be a Fairy Godmother, the handsome Gus at her side helping and guiding her. The book is a nice Sunday afternoon read, Til is a lovely character, Gus's is lovely espcially the way he looks after Til.  Even Lane, I'm not sure if he's one of the good guys or not.

I've got to say February Grace has done it again and left me with more questions, although I'm happy with the ending of the book, I'm eager to see if there will be a follow up book.  (Please February xx).

4 out of 5 stars. 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season
 What they say

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. 
It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

What I Say 
What can I say about this book apart from the fact I absolutely loved it?  I can't put into words how much I enjoyed it, I loved the idea of England that had been changed over a 100 years ago by a King Edward. 

The book follows ths story of Paige Maloney in 2059, she is a dreamwalker that is outlawed by the Scion Government of the time.  I love Samantha's writing and all her characters are interesting whether you love them or hate them.  I found that I couldn't put it down.

I read this book after Holly Martins book and feel at a loss since, I am eagerly awaiting the next installment.  I loved Paige's fighting spirit and how she inspired the people around her to fight even though they felt that all the fight had been crushed out of them.  I found her relationship with the master, intriguing and all through the book I wanted him to come through for Paige.

I feel that my review has let such a wonderful book down but I can't express how much I enjoyed this.

For me this is definitely 5 out of 5 stars.

A bit about the Author 

Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen. Between 2010 and 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford. In 2012 the Women of the Future Awards shortlisted her for The Young Star Award. The Bone Season is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Merry Chicklit in aid of Breast Cancer

51XOHBqtNOL__AA160_In the spirit of giving, six chick-lit authors present a charming collection of seasonal shorts sure to inspire holiday cheer, plus love and hope throughout the year, with all proceeds donated to Rocking the Road for a Cure!

On Friday 22nd November, Merry Chick Lit, a warm, funny Christmas anthology in aid of Breast Cancer Care, will be officially released.

Every penny of the royalties is going to Breast Cancer Charity, Rocking the Road to a Cure. 

Rocking the Road to a Cure is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people undergoing the often energy-depleting and emotionally draining treatments for breast cancer.

The name comes from their founder and President, Dawn Frey, a musician, who learned through personal experience that “it takes a village” to get through the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and not every individual has the support network they need. 

Rocking The Road For A Cure provides free, in-home housekeeping, health and wellness services to restore strength and confidence, and to rebuild spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.

So, when you settle back and relax to enjoy reading Merry Chick Lit, please know that you have helped us help a breast cancer patient to also settle back and relax…and heal.

Featured authors & stories include: 

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson  
In “Santa’s Gift,” journalist Jessica thinks Santa’s just a silly myth for children, so when he asks what she most wants for Christmas she tells him the one thing she knows he can’t deliver–true love. Or can he…? 

Sarah Hitchcock  
In “The Christmas Lights,” one competition pits two families against each other…who will win this war? 

Francine LaSala  
Pretty Izzy knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: hunky sales manager Jake Harrington wrapped up with a shiny silver bow–and nothing else. Except Santa may have other plans in “Carol of the Belles.” 

Nikki Mahood In “Spinster Christmas,” Cara’s looking forward to spending Christmas alone until she learns her old–and she believes very gay–crush needs a place to stay. Though it soon becomes clear that while still hot, Ronan isn’t gay after all… 

Holly Martin  
Ella’s dreams of making a better life for her and her daughter seem further away than ever in “Iced Dreams.” But as Christmas approaches, and she wishes for a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand to fix her life, things begin to change in ways she never imagined!

K.C. Wilder  
In “The Mermaid,” Allie’s content to spend Christmas by herself at a vacant beach house to make good on a promise made to her true love lost, Jeff. Until Jeff’s gorgeous college roommate Tim crashes in on her with his own promise to keep…

So snuggle up near the fire, drink a glass of wine or a cup of cocoa and enjoy these festive holiday shorts, knowing your purchase of this book is helping women with breast cancer.

You can get your copy from Amazon. You get a great read and you help a great cause!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Just Add Spice by Carol E Wyer

Welcome to the Just Add Spice Blog Tour!
We’re taking Carol E. Wyer’s latest book to some of the world’s best book blogs for a fun ride full of reviews, guest posts and amazing giveaways. Get involved for the chance to a win something steamy for the bedroom, a signed paperback and a spot on one of Keris Stainton’s writing courses . . .
What they say:
‘Escape from reality comes in patent-leather Prada kneeboots
Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing class proves to be an adequate distraction with its eccentric collection of wannabe authors and, of course, the enigmatic Jason, who soon shows a romantic interest in her.
Dawn pours her inner frustrations into her first novel about the extraordinary exploits of Cinnamon Knight, an avenging angel — a woman who doesn’t believe in following the rules. Cinnamon is ruthless and wanton, inflicting suffering on any man who warrants it. Little does Dawn realise that soon the line between reality and fiction will blur. Her own life will be transformed, and those close to her will pay the price. Find out what happens in Just Add Spice by best-selling author Carol E Wyer.’

What I Say:
I was asked to review this book as part of a blog tour organised by the lovely Charlotte from and I am really glad that I agreed. This is the 1st book of Carol E Wyer's I have read but it won't be the last.

Dawn is a middle aged bored housewife who has decided to write a book, she goes along to a book club to help with her writing, she meets a wealth of interesting characters, especially the handsome, hot Jason, the book follows her path along writing the book.  There is also a little bit of spice along the way, I for one will not be able to look at a lollipop the same again.  A good mixture of spice and romance.

The author switches between Dawn's story and that of Cinnamon her fictional character, this was really well worked and not confusing at all, for the character it was a voyage of discovery.  Raising the questions we all ask sometimes.  Are we all happy with our lives? Do we really want to see what is in front of our face? Are we bored and frustrated? 

It is a thought provoking read and thoroughly enjoyable.  This isn't the kind of book I would usually pick to read but I really did enjoy it.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

About Carol 

Carol E. Wyer is an award winning author whose humorous novels take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully.
Her best-selling debut novel ‘Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines’ won five awards for humour.
‘Surfing in Stilettos’ which follows the further adventures of Amanda Wilson as she attempts to inject some fun into her life, was a Costa Award nominee.
Safkhet Publishing released ‘How Not to Murder Your Grumpy’ June 1st 2012, the first of three books in a ‘Grumpy’ series.
Carol has featured on numerous shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Woman’s Weekly’ and on-line magazines. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post and author website Indies Unlimited.
She is a signed author with ThornBerry Publishing and Safkhet Publishing.

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Sentinel by Holly Martin

What they say:

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing. 
In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs. 

However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against. With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with. 

But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfil her destiny when the time comes? 

A fast paced fantasy adventure for young adults. With high speed car chases, airborne fights, amazing stunts and super powered beings, this is a story of loyalty, friendship and love.

What I say:
I had seen so many reviews from bloggers about how wonderful this book was, I just had to read it.  Wow, I absolutely adored this book and really didn't want it to end.

Holly Martin dragged me in from page one with the coach crash and Eve not letting her friend die, this gripped me, would we all do the same?  Where did Eve get her strength from and why where her teachers only interested in her survival? 

Eve goes on to discover her life isn't as it seems, her teachers, her friends and almost everyone she knows are actually her guardians assigned to protect her, she also finds out that not everyone is there to protect her.  She never realised the reasons behind her fathers strict rules was to 'train' to save the world that had prophesied. The story is gripping with plenty of twists and turns, but isn't confusing.   I don't want to go into too much detail as this would spoil an amazing book for anyone that hasn't read it yet. 

I loved Holly's writing style and the characters in the book come alive.  From Seth, Eve's best friend, Eli the head of Eve's personal guard and the bond she shares with Lucas.  I really didn't want this book to end and can't wait for the story to continue.

A definite 5 out of 5 stars for me.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Falling - Angels Amongst Us By Linn B Halton

What They Say:

Falling: Angels Among Us book 1 – HarperImpulse paranormal romance novella by Linn B Halton
Ceri thinks she sees angels…everywhere. She struggles to keep separate what feels like two very different sides to her life. As a manager in an advertising company she’s been working with the gorgeous Alex for two years. The have a friendship based upon the image she portrays whilst she’s at work and it helps to keep her sane. One mad, crazy night spent sharing their secrets and a lot of wine result in them ending up in bed together and their relationship changes. When Alex explains that the reason he doesn’t date is because someone broke his heart, how can Ceri admit that she feels a deep connection to him?

Ceri knows she’s different. What she doesn’t fully appreciate is that her task in life is to correct a series of incidents that alter the course of many of the people's lives with whom she comes into contact. She’s simply putting right little errors that could ripple outwards and change the course of their destiny. However; when she finds herself getting pulled into things that happen around her, how can she prove that she really has made a difference? Is it all in her head?

She's alone for a reason; she's not meant to fall in love in her earthly life. Alex is supposed to cross paths with her and help Ceri during a phase where she begins to question the signs she’s being given. It's meant to be a turning point for them both—but in opposite directions. They are destined to travel very different paths…but Ceri doesn’t know that and neither does Alex…

“No one chooses to see angels, why would they?”

This is a romance story that explores the possibility of there being something more than just the ‘here and now’. If that were the case, how would it work? What keeps us on the path determined for us, when we have free will? How would the spirit world link with us as we go about our lives? Love is a powerful emotion, but can it change the course of someone’s destiny? Ceri is ‘Falling’...

Read chapter one

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What I say:

I read this book in one day, on a wet, windy Sunday and I found it to be an easy interesting read.  The characters were easily likeable especially the main character Ceri.

As the book continued you found yourself in the middle of Ceri's life, Ceri see spirits that help her to assist people in need, sometimes it's just an uneasy feeling as is the case with her twin brother Seb's fiancée, Seb doesn't believe in spirits and dismisses Ceri's concerns.

The book follows her in the lead up to Seb's wedding, it also explores her relationship with her work colleague, Alex, with a will they won't they scenario. This leads to a cliff hanger that sets the next book up perfectly.

A good start to a series of books that is building to the follow up books,  I have already added these to my wish list and look forward to catching up Ceri and everyone else in her life, following the twists and turns of her destiny.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

About the Author

Linn B Halton lives in the UK, in the small village of Arlingham. It sits a stone’s throw away from the banks of the River Severn; she resides there with her adorable husband and cat with attitude – Mr Tiggs!
Whilst Linn loves to write romantic novels, there is often a psychic ‘touch’ to her stories. Many of the paranormal events that feature in some of her books are real-life experiences.
Linn is the creator of, and magazine editor for, Loveahappyending Lifestyle magazine (LLm) 
Visit Linn’s author page on the LLm Bookshelf
Linn is a member of the: Romantic Novelists’ Association page 
 and is signed by HarperImpulse and Sapphire Star Publishing.
PinterestHarperImpulse author pageRomantic Novelists’ Association page

The giveaway on this tour:
1 x £20/$30 Amazon Gift Card
3 winners to choose from a selection of Linn B Halton’s Novel:
  • Never Alone
  • Touched by the Light
  • The Restaurant @ The Mill
  • Being a Sceptic is oh so Easy
  • The Quintessential Gemini

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On being signed by HarperImpulse:

It was a great thrill for me when it was announced that HarperImpulse had acquired the Angels Among Us series. One of those days that, as an author, I will never forget.

I think there are milestones along the way and these were mine on my writing journey so far:

Finishing my first manuscript – and jumping around the room like a mad woman, shouting ‘Whoo hoo!’.

Holding a copy of my first book (Touched By The Light) and feeling like it was my birthday and Christmas rolled into one …

My first EVER review from a reader … what a buzz and that happens every single time I get a new review for any of my books.

Hitting the top 100 on Amazon – and taking a screen print to prove it!

However, no matter what milestones, it’s only ever been about one thing. My dream was to write stories that would allow readers to become wrapped up in the world I had created. One where they can escape the stresses of everyday life for a short while. I hoped that when they read that final word on the page it would leave them with a smile on their face and a ‘feel-good’ moment in their heart …

From the author:

My bio will tell you that I love walking on the beach – preferably when it’s deserted, or overcast and windy. It’s where I go to think and blow away the cobwebs. Although I’m afraid of deep water because I can’t swim, it holds a fascination for me and I have a connection with it that is cathartic, but explainable.

I live in the small village of Arlingham, on the banks of the River Sever, in the UK. I live with my adorable, and very understanding, husband Lawrence. Without him I wouldn’t be able to write – he keeps me topped up with cups of coffee whenever he’s not at work and pretends it’s normal to be on the computer sixteen hours a day! The other man in the house is Mr Tiggs - a feline with ‘catitude’. As long as there’s an endless supply of tuna, he’s more than happy to sprawl out on the floor next to me whilst I write. He’s ‘No. 4’ in The Quintessential Gemini, although I don’t think he realises I’ve blogged about him too…

I began writing in 2009; I wrote five manuscripts one after another and then Googled ‘what to do with a completed manuscript’ eighteen months later. Naïve? Yes. Fun? Yes! My first book was published in February 2011.

Did I know I would become a writer at some point in my life? Yes, from an early age. I also instinctively knew it would only happen after my two boys had grown up as I sensed once I began writing, I would never want to stop.

Did I know I would write romance with a psychic touch? Romance – yes. Psychic romance? No. It just happened. The reason is that I have so many ‘experiences’ it is now a part of my daily life and to me it’s normal. They say ‘write what you know’ and that’s what I do. I have been totally amazed at the number of readers who get in touch to say that they can connect with some of the incidents included in my stories. For me that ‘contact’ was unexpected and, as writing is a rather solitary pursuit, it’s a welcomed ‘feel-good’ factor for me.

The future? Spending my days with characters I love to create, drinking lots of coffee and counting my blessings that I can finally enjoy this ‘me’ time!

Research for Falling and the Angels Among Us series

The idea for this series began over five years ago. I’ve always been in touch with the ‘intuitive’ side of my nature, although it was many, many years before I could finally say I was no longer a sceptic. It’s easier to ignore things that happen or explain them away – trick of the light, imagination, tired eyes, than it is to face up to what it means. We all want to believe our loved ones are still with us, but isn’t that simply wishful thinking? It wasn’t really until my husband and I had our first shared experience that I could admit to myself I’d had more than enough validation. It was a turning point for me and since then there have been moments when I (and my husband) have been truly astounded.

During the years I was unable to write, I kept a journal of ideas and this series was one of those entries. I realised too that it would take a lot of research. I might have had psychic experiences since I was a young child, but I didn’t really know anything about angels. It took about three years in total to read up on various theories and piece together what ‘fitted’ with what I’d been experiencing. I even attended two Gayatri mantra chanting sessions, which feature in ‘Falling’. However, because I’ve been to many mediums and clairvoyants over the years, both for one-to-one sessions and at group venues, I also had a lot of personal experiences to draw upon.

Not only was the research necessary for me to write this series, but it was also meaningful for me on my own life’s journey. The person I am today is very different from the one I was back when I first instinctively knew I would (some day) write a book. I have been told I could become a medium, but that was never of interest to me. A spiritual friend told me that maybe I was meant to write psychic romance so that people who’d had experiences and never told anyone, might read one of my stories and feel they weren’t alone. I hope that’s true. But for me, writing will always be about the ROMANCE.