Book Tours: Starter Day Party Miranda Bay

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for “Miranda Bay”. The tour runs from April 24 to May 1.

Tour Schedule

April 24th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

April 25th: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever

April 26th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

April 27th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ T’s Stuff

April 28th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

April 29th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

May 1st: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

About the Book

Title: Miranda Bay

Author: Susan Tarr

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Miranda, a strong-minded and lovable young woman, splurges her inheritance on the old Miranda Bay Sanatorium in the sub-tropical Bay of Islands, New Zealand, simply because it bears her name. She knows little about running a business and depends heavily on loyal cousin Pansy’s expertise.

In her frantic drive for success Miranda hires a local character to get cracking on the property. Hamilton, her lascivious financial advisor, seizes the opportunity to undermine her. But now with paying guests expected, she must make some serious decisions.

So the guests trickle in – hardly the sophisticates Miranda has envisaged.

At the brink of despair, she experiences deepening depression and manic behavior. She contrives an outlandish economic solution to the problem. What follow is intrigue and terror, and an emotional and tender unfolding of events in the face of financial ruin.

“Witty and wicked, scandalous and scary, this is a story to make you laugh and cry.”

Author Bio

Susan Tarr has been writing for 25 years, drawing on her international travels, work within the NZ tourism industry, and her work in various psychiatric hospitals within New Zealand.

She lived in Kenya, East Africa, for some years where she began her family.
Although she writes from personal experience, she also uses anecdotal information from conversations and other peoples’ stories, resulting in her characters taking on a life of their own and becoming larger than life. She enjoys a wide variety of personalities.

Susan says, “As I write their stories, my characters will often lead me to places I couldn’t imagine. So I relax and let them form as they will. I am passionate about my writing and I usually have three books on the go at any one time.”

Links

Buy the book: Universal Purchase Link

Buy on Amazon: Amazon

Publisher

Book Review: Song for Jess by Meg Buchanan

Title: Song for Jess
Author: Meg Buchanan
Genre: Women’s Fiction / Romance
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Aspiring musician Isaac can make the violin weep, the guitar sob, and the piano talk of lives unfulfilled.

Jess dreams of becoming an artist and her paintings show real promise.

Once they get together Isaac and Jess are inseparable. They spend the summer holidays at her family’s beach house. They plan a life of travelling the world with Isaac making music and Jess painting. But when they return home, everything changes.

Will Isaac and Jess follow their dreams?

Can true love survive the choices they make?

Song for Jess is a bittersweet tale of love and loss, guaranteed to break your heart.

Although this is the second book in a series, there are no issues with reading the book as a stand-alone. I didn’t really feel as if I was missing out on something.

In Song for Jess, Isaac Coleman is an aspiring musician who has some real talent for music…unfortunately, he’s not all that at home in the romance department because although the girl he’s interested in, Jess, has a crush on him as well, he doesn’t quite notice at first. But when they connect, it’s real love, a first love, the kind that is strong and vulnerable at the same time, that makes you feel things you’ve never felt before, and might possibly never feel again.

I really liked Jess as well. She was down to earth, a little shy sometimes, and she seemed like a good match for Isaac. While at first, things are perfect between them, and their love for art – Jess is a painter – brings them together, soon it becomes clear real life isn’t just a dream and that sometimes, you have to fight for love.

An inspiring book about young love, and I really enjoyed the references to music and painting.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party A Song for Jess

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for contemporary romance / women’s fiction “Song for Jess”. The tour runs from April 18 to April 25.

Tour Schedule

April 18th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

April 19th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Tome Tender’s Blog

April 20th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

April 21st: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

April 22nd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ T’s Stuff

April 23rd: Promo Post @ Books are Forever

April 24th: Book Excerpt @ Simply Kelina

April 25th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

 

About the Book

Title: Song for Jess

Author: Meg Buchanan

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Romance

Aspiring musician Isaac can make the violin weep, the guitar sob, and the piano talk of lives unfulfilled.

Jess dreams of becoming an artist and her paintings show real promise.

Once they get together Isaac and Jess are inseparable. They spend the summer holidays at her family’s beach house. They plan a life of travelling the world with Isaac making music and Jess painting. But when they return home, everything changes.

Will Isaac and Jess follow their dreams?

Can true love survive the choices they make?

Song for Jess is a bittersweet tale of love and loss, guaranteed to break your heart.

Author Bio

Meg Buchanan lives in Paeroa, which is in the Coromandel in New Zealand. Her husband and a black labrador live with her.

Meg has been writing for the last five years, most of her books are set in the Coromandel as it has a rich history and is spectacularly beautiful. It also has advantage beautiful beaches, amazing scenery and Paeroa has streets that already have names, couple of rivers and a mountain nearby, and neighbouring towns, so she saves time on world building.

Links

Author Page on Junction Publishing

Publisher: Publisher

Buy the ebook on Amazon

Buy the paperback on Amazon

 

Free Book

The first book in the series, Out of his League, is currently FREE on Amazon!
 

Book Review: Three Minutes of Eternity

Title: Three Minutes of Eternity
Author: Alon Amir
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Music
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Get a look at the behind-the-scenes secrets of Eurovision stars!

This is a pop-reality book that unveils the seedy high jinks and backstage shenanigans at the Eurovision Song Contest through the eyes of an active participant. It also glimpses into the political intrigue in Israel surrounding the competition, corruption, romance, and off-camera.

Imagine being sent to a scary country next door to terrorists!

Yanai Tannenbaum, Head of Press for the Israeli delegation to the Eurovision song contest, is asked to work at a competition in Baku, Azerbaijan, a Muslim country having an open border with Iran. He and singer, Yarden Oz, undergo a long and winding journey to represent their country in the competition.

Glamour, alcohol, sequins, and 15 security guards to protect you against kidnapping or death!

Once in Baku, they are, of course, drawn into romance and alcohol binging. They succeed, in their unique and vulgar way, to enchant those around them. What they did not count on – among the glamour, sequins, and gimmicks – is having to be guarded against kidnapping by 15 special agents and knowing that they could die at any moment!

Ever since I was a little kid, I loved watching the Eurovision song contest. Once a year, my mother and I curled up in front of the TV with popcorn and snacks and we cheered on for our favorite countries and songs.

In Three Minutes of Eternity, the author crafts a far darker tale related to Eurovision. Yanai Tannenbaum, press representative for the Israeli delegation to the Eurovision song contest and singer Yarden Oz, are asked to work at a competition in Baku, Azerbaijan – not exactly the safest territory on earth.

Once in Baku, things go from bad to worse fast, with alcohol, romance, and even a kidnapping. The writing is fast-paced, throwing the reader from one event into the next and keeping you on the edge of your seat.

Book Review: The Lost Bible by L. Rosenman

Title: The Lost Bible
Author: L. Rosenman
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

“Fate brought us here. Faith will get us out.”


Hannah, a green-eyed beauty, finds herself in mid-life with no husband, no work, and no clear direction. Following a promising ad, she joins an enthusiastic professor on a perilous search for a lost copy of the Gutenberg Bible, last seen in the 16th century. To succeed where others failed, they must decipher ancient encrypted texts, enter monasteries and torture cellars – and avoid dangerous criminals who will stop at nothing to lay their hands on this priceless antiquity. But then they are forced to face an even greater challenge…


This suspenseful romance reveals an ancient love that drowned in blood 500 years ago, yet has endured to this day.

The Lost Bible is an intriguing, suspenseful romance novel that combines religion, philosophy, mythology, history and mystery in an exciting, edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster of a book.

Hannah finds herself suddenly stuck in the middle of her life, her young years behind her, the future clouded in mystery. She has no job or husband, and she lacks a sense of direction of where to go next. Following a promising ad, she ends up on the adventure of a lifetime as she helps a professor search for the lost copy of the Gutenberg Bible, last seen in the sixteenth century.

From deciphering texts and entering ancient, crumbling monasteries, this book is like a mix of Indiana Jones and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code – and then an even bigger challenge awaits our main characters…

 

Book Review: Kindred Spirits by Whitney Dineen

Title: Kindred Spirits
Author: Whitney Dineen
Genre: Chicklit / Romance
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Dashing and successful, Richard Bingham has been voted one of the top ten bachelors in New York City. After unwittingly offending a reporter from Manhattan Life magazine, he finds himself on the receiving end of an article that makes his quest of finding the perfect mate nearly impossible.

After one dating disaster too many, Richard decides it’s time to seek professional help, so he signs up for the matchmaking services of the East Side Yenta.

Philippa Fielding is single and searching for love in London, but her accidental profession of “Message Deliverer from the Great Beyond” puts most men right off.

Will Pip’s new “Spirit Helper,” Bertram, be able to set her on the course for true love with a message for Richard?

Matchmaking, misunderstandings, and mayhem abound in this fast-paced romantic comedy about love, life, and the afterlife!

Kindred Spirits is my first book by author Whitney Dineen, but I can see why it has 4.9 out of 5 stars total spread over 23 reviews on Amazon. The author definitely knows her craft and genre. In terms of chicklit/ women’s fiction, you don’t get much better books than this one.

Richard Bingham is one of the top ten bachelors in New York City. However, dating proves to be rather disastrous for him… Fed up, he decides to enlist for matchmaking services. What he never expected was that he would meet someone as quirky and different as Philippa Fielding. Philippa can talk to the dearly departed, but that’s not the only unique part about her and soon, Richard finds himself falling for her.

The book is filled with memorable, entertaining characters like Bertram, Spencer, Elliot… It has quirky humor, a solid plot, and a romantic couple you can’t help but root for.

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Book Review and Giveaway Just Like The Brontë Sisters

Title: Just Like The Bronte Sisters
Author: Laurel Osterkamp
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Sisters Skylar and Jo Beth adore skiing and they virtually share the same soul. After an accident, Jo Beth flees to Brazil, leaving Skylar behind in Colorado to obsessively read the Brontë sisters. While abroad, Jo Beth meets Mitch and her life takes some unexpected turns, until tragedy leads free-spirited Mitch right into Skylar’s empty arms. With their Heathcliff/Catherine romance in full swing, Skylar wants to trust Mitch, but did he harm her sister? Loving Mitch could make Skylar lose everything. Just Like the BrontëSisters is an unconventional romantic page-turner inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, full of magical realism, literary references, a ghost, and some healthy doses of suspense.

Just Like The Brontë Sisters is an amazing book about sisterly love and devotion. Jo Beth is the funny, popular girl while Skylar is the shy bookworm always living in her sister’s shadow. Both of them are ski sensations, but Jo Beth has always been slightly more vibrant, slightly more alive, slightly more passionate than Skylar. When Jo Beth falls in love with Mitch, a free-spirited guy who has a few secrets of his own.

I preferred Skylar as my favorite character for this book. Skylar was definitely the more down-to-earth type, stable, with a good head on her shoulders. Jo Beth was more the “all or nothing” type, but often resulted into some rather drastic actions, and although those fit her personality, I could just connect with Skylar more.

There are a lot of literary references throughout the book, which I really enjoyed. All in all, it’s a compelling read, most prominently about sisters and their relationship, although it features a variety of other themes as well. An entertaining book, perfect for those cold winter nights.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Hot Cocoa, Green Tea and The Man Who Sweetened My Heart

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for women’s fiction “Hot Cocoa, Green Tea and The Man Who Sweetened My Heart”.

The tour runs from December 1 to December 8. Enjoy the tour!

Tour Schedule

December 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 3rd: Promo Post @ Lisa Queen of Random

December 5th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 7th: Promo Post @ Nesie’s Place

December 8th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

 

About the Book

Title: Hot Cocoa, Green Tea and The Man Who Sweetened My Heart

Author: Deanna Martinez-Bey

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Stephanie had been held hostage in an abusive marriage for nearly twelve years. She was manipulated, controlled and abused by her mentally unstable husband. The last physical altercation drove Stephanie to begin a new life, alone, just her and her ten-year-old son, Ray.

Stephanie made an exit plan. She would find a new school for Ray, a full-time job and a place to live and just when she thought that life would be calm and peaceful, her monster of a husband, soon to be ex-husband would rear his ugly head.

Stephanie winds up meeting a new friend through work. As time passes, they find that they are developing feelings for one another. After the divorce is final her ex-husband stirs up trouble yet again.

Would Stephanie and her new friend become an item or would all the trouble from her ex-monster have him packing his bags and running? Would Stephanie finally be awarded full custody of her son or would her ex sabotage that from ever happening?

Hot Cocoa, Green Tea, And the Man Who Sweetened My Heart, is a compelling story of love, fear, hatred and self-transformation with a touch of humor, intimacy and a hint of the paranormal.

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“That day, I decided that a battered and bruised physical body, damaged emotions, and what felt like a broken ankle was not going to keep me from finding happiness. The hunt was on!”

Author Bio

Deanna has always aspired to be a writer. She started writing poetry and short stories and the young age of seven.

Born in New Jersey, Deanna currently lives in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. She says. “I will always be a Jersey girl at heart.” Which is why she came up with her own recipe for, New Jersey coffee cake, that she shares at the end of this book. She has had several of her original recipes published over the years. They have been featured in publications such as: Taste of Home Magazine, Taste of Home “Best Of” cookbooks, Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, local magazines and Women’s Day online, to name a few.

Deanna’s other published works:

Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star

When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee!

 

Deanna’s contact information:

Website:          www.deannamartinezbey.com

Facebook:       Author: Deanna Martinez-Bey @deannamartinezbey

Instagram:      writer_deanna

Twitter:                       Cookrunwrite

Blog:               https://bookwriterdeanna.blogspot.com/

YouTube:                    Author Deanna Martinez-Bey

  

Purchase Links: 

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Just Like The Brontë Sisters

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for women’s fiction “Just Like The Brontë Sisters”. The tour runs from November 27 to December 27. Stay tuned for my review!

Tour Schedule

November 27th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

November 28th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

November 29th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place

November 30th: Promo Post @ Simply Kelina

December 1st: Promo Post @ The Book Daily

December 2nd: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

December 3rd: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog

December 4th: Promo Post @ The Resistance

December 6th:  Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

December 8th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place

December 9th:  Promo Post @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 10th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa Queen of Random

December 12th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

December 13th:  Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

December 15th: Author Interview @ Vivian MacKade’s Blog

December 17th: Book Review @ Books are Forever

December 19th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Indy Book Fairy

December 21st: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

December 23rd: Book Review and Book Excerpt @ Fannatality

December 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Just Books

December 25th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

December 27th: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

 

About the Book

Title: Just Like The Bronte Sisters

Author: Laurel Osterkamp

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Sisters Skylar and Jo Beth adore skiing and they virtually share the same soul. After an accident, Jo Beth flees to Brazil, leaving Skylar behind in Colorado to obsessively read the Brontë sisters. While abroad, Jo Beth meets Mitch and her life takes some unexpected turns, until tragedy leads free-spirited Mitch right into Skylar’s empty arms. With their Heathcliff/Catherine romance in full swing, Skylar wants to trust Mitch, but did he harm her sister? Loving Mitch could make Skylar lose everything. Just Like the Brontë Sisters is an unconventional romantic page-turner inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, full of magical realism, literary references, a ghost, and some healthy doses of suspense.

Author Bio

Laurel Osterkamp is a Kindle Scout/award-winning author of women’s fiction and suspense. Her “day job” is as at Columbia Heights High School, where she teaches creative writing, college writing, and AP Lit. She resides in Minneapolis with her husband, two chatty children, an overweight cat, a gecko, and a hissing cockroach (don’t ask). Her other loves include chocolate, jogging, and boots.

Links

Amazon

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Website

Book Review: Magic & Survival (From Siberia With Love #4)

Title: Magic & Survival (From Siberia with Love #4)
Author: Ilana Cohen
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Wild sex adventures and orgies mix with scientific discovery at Siberia University

Encounter the naughty side of life at the university in Siberia where, like at most colleges, anything goes: sexual adventures, orgies, and more. Alex’s academic work there is cutting edge. It enables top scientists to produce the first information storage discs that herald a new era: the computer age.

Experience the enticing Tel Aviv singles scene

Then take a peek at the wildness and intensity of the life of young people in Israel. Edith’s daughter, Ruth, moves in with her boyfriend in Tel Aviv, leaving Edith very lonely. In her daughter’s neighborhood, Edith discovers a group of young former soldiers in the big city for the first time, for better or for worse. They attend university by day and pour drinks by night.

Can Edith induce her lover to leave all else and fulfill their shared destiny?

“Why am I alone, actually? I’m always alone. Inside this great love”, Edith muses. She presents her lover, Alex, with an ultimatum: He must leave his wife and family and come live with her. Will Edith finally fulfill what she believes to be her destiny and have her beloved all to herself?

I previously read and reviewed the first three books in the series: Joy & Survival and Mystery & Survival were both 3 star reads and the third book, Charm & Survival, was a 3.5 star read for me. After enjoying the series so far, I was looking forward to reading book number four, Magic & Survival. And guess what? The book didn’t dissapoint at all. In fact, it was my favorite of the series.

In this book, Edith’s daughter Ruth has moved in with her boyfriend, leaving Edith rather lonely. On top of that, Alex is still officially married to his wife… And Edith feels very alone and like no one understands her. She wants Alex to break up with his wife, and leave his family… But will Alex make that choice? And if he doesn’t, will Edith be strong enough to move on? And if he does… Will they be strong enough to be together, and be the epic love Edith so desires?

I loved this book, and how it brought the relationship of Edith and Alex to the next level, and really forced Edith to think about her priorities and what she wants in life, and in love. She was less naive here than she was in the previous books, which was a welcome change too. With several hot and steamy scenes, it’s an excellent erotic romance story.