Saturday, September 30, 2017

[New Release &Reviews] The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

The Ghostwriter
By Alessandra Torre
Genre: Psychological Suspense / General Fiction
Standalone, 316 pages
 
SYNOPSIS:
I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.
My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn't a romance. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.
This final book?
It's my confession.
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About Alessandra Torre:
Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.
 
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BY LAURA LEE











Blind I tell you… Totally Blind… That’s how I went into this book. Never read the blurb, never read any teasers, just dove right in. This my friends is how you should go into this fantastic book. The less you know going into in, the better your reading experience will be in my opinion. 

With that being said, Helena Ross is by far a perfect person, she has some unusual quirks to her life. What she does have is a successful career at writing books. She is an international bestselling author who has a way of surviving (barely) in her ‘real’ life, yet succeeding at everything that she writes. Barely taking the time to be the wife/mother yet taking all the time writing her books.

When her life takes a complete turn in the wrong direction, she has one final request. To write the book that will set the record straight. To come clean. To confess. To put closure on this very bad time in her life.

This is not a romance book, this is not unicorns and rainbows. This is a Raw, Emotional and Quite the page turner book!!! I picked it up and did not put it down till the very last page. Outstanding book that flowed perfectly









BY SHABBY SHABNAMARORA



"If you lie enough times, no one believes your truth."

This story took a year in writing , I believe. Alessandra has worded grief and misery in its dismal glory . The words are saturated with power to gouge out your heart with a blunt spoon. I've never in my life read a book like this before. I just finished the book, my face hiding in my palms , sobbing my heart out. :`( .
The story is pretty simplistic in detail ...on the surface at least. Helena Ross is a figment of Alessandra 's imagination , I have my doubts though. This character is totally fictional, she says, but bits and pieces could be any author.....every author!!!! 
Not only is Helena battling life on a physical front but mentally and emotionally too life is driving stakes in her fragile body. She can't take it anymore and decides to write a last book documenting her ultimate truth. Its hidden under layers of lies and a devastating secret. 

"I, understand secrets. I understand how one person, one whisper of truth, can crumble empires, destroy lives, reveal monsters.""That is how life is, it gives us burdens to carry and doesn't give a damn about the weight. We shoulder it or we break."


There's different facet too, to the main storyline. Compassion & comradeship.
In this indie world or book community as we call it, hundreds of indie authors vying for readers attention everyday. How many authors support each other , applaud their peers' works, how many readers sugar coat their reviews or unsheath their sharp claws dipped in prejudice venom.
The underlying and bold fact that i took away from this brilliant story - Authors are human beings too. They have parallel lives beyond deadlines, peer pressures, favourable reviews, Bestseller lists and breaking sales records

"They. The gods in their world, the eyes on which the axis rotated. The readers. The critics. What would they think? Was his reading of the content skewed by his relationship with her? Would they vilify or martyr her?"

They bear enormous burdens of guilt , from giving you time they steal from their families, giving you pieces of their hearts they poured on sheets for you to chew them or savour them. So next time we see a book which doesn't match up to our snobbish standards, take a minute to recognise their sacrifices and toil that goes behind the scenes in producing a book.
I remember one time on Halloween , my fave author was busy doing takeovers and promotions while her family carved out pumpkins. She missed that time with her family and gave it to us readers.
I remember one time , an author had a death in her family and while mourning , she also had the book deadline in the back of her mind.
I remember several authors going through bitter divorces, custody battles, still have to step up to the plate in author duties.
Makes me feel very shallow and petty as a reader now.πŸ˜–

I cannot sum up the brutal honesty of the story in my limited vocab. You need to read this story. Whether you're a writer, reader or a critic blogger. You do see the world of authors upfront but also see humans behind it . That's the painful beauty of the book. It humanises Gods and Monsters...whichever way we percieve those we follow.

“It’s difficult to read, it’s so vivid. It’s painful. I can’t imagine going through that. Discovering that. Reacting to it. It’s heartbreaking.”


Bear in mind, I'm crying right now. Fat tears , heartbreaking tears , still havent gotten over it.
The story has a twist , or two. One that though surprising , still gives you a feeling of Deja vu. One totally a left handed slap ! . The flow is very steady and you get a ringside seat in the drama behind writing of a Novel. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. There's a metronome in background ticking away. You do wanna rush to the end , but you also wanna slow down to not finish it . you wanna cry and curse and weep and mourn at the same time. 

I wanna point out something here that'll highlight the fantastic writing ability of Torre. She concisely sums up Kate's past in just 4 lines. Just 4 , and you can clearly see where she's coming from !!
I loved all the characters in the story. They're co-dependant and supportive pillars of each other. Empathy and sympathy run deep, kindness and compassion sneaking out from unexpected quarters. 
It's diabolical that expected relations stab and defraud her , while adversaries reward and support her.
I need to stress- as a reader, as an author, as a critic, EVERYONE should read this book. Very brutal in its honesty and very truthful .
Insightful🌟Resonating🌟Eye opening 🌟

6 Shattered Myths Stars 

Friday, September 29, 2017

[New Release & Book Review] CowSex by Lesley Jones

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Title: CowSex

Author: Lesley Jones

Release Date: September 29, 2017

Genre: Romantic Comedy - Standalone

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When you add two strangers to a cabin, in the middle of a snow storm, the obvious happens...
     
CowSex.
     
When Essex lifestyle blogger and fashionista, Gracie Elliott crash lands into the life of Colorado mountain man Koa Carmichael, fists, chemistry and sexual banter ensue.  After sharing some sweet, emotional as well as laugh-out-loud moments, they find it impossible to deny that they might have just discovered what neither of them knew they were looking for.
                   
CowSex, sometimes all you need is a little bit.


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EARLY REVIEWS OF COWSEX

I was blown away with the beauty of this.  So funny and so real.  I love a page turner but more than anything I love feeling all churned up and not knowing what's round the corner.
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I will go on record and say this is my No.1 book of the year!  So funny I got a head, cheek and belly ache from laughing/smiling so hard...
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When you wake up smiling then start laughing out loud just thinking about the scenes and the lines.  Yes this book does that.  One of funniest Books I've read this year!
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EXCERPT

“He scoops ice out of a drawer in the freezer and wraps the tea towel around it before heading back towards me and placing his makeshift ice pack gently on the back of my wrist.
“Hold this in place,” he orders. I do as I’m told—with a lot of concentration, this is something I am occasionally able to do.
I continue to watch him as he repeats his movements from earlier, only this time he slides the ice pack under my wrist.
He then proceeds to retrieve what I assume are a couple of painkillers from a pack he takes from the pantry. He hands them to me, and I put them in my mouth before accepting a bottle of water he pulled from the fridge.
“You drugging me?” I question.
“Yep. They’re magic pills that stop you from talking, but they only work on beautiful girls. Not sure if you qualify.”
“Oh, and he’s a fucking comedian as well as a first-aider. What other skills can you impress me with, Cowboy?”
He scratches at his beard and gives his head a slight shake. “You have a smart mouth for a little-bit, anyone ever tell you that?”
All the time.
“And you should quit with the cussing. It doesn’t become you.”
“Fuck you.”
“Charming.”
We stare at each other in silence for a few seconds, and I feel a bit mean for being rude. He didn’t have to help me out with my arm, but he did, and he did it with a gentleness that surprised me.
“So, where’d you learn the first-aid skills?”
“Played a lot of football, got a lot of injuries, learned how to fix myself up.”
“By football, I assume you mean that game where men wear lots of padding, run along carrying a wonky ball, knock other men out of the way until they reach a line, where they then proceed to throw down the wonky ball and score a point, or a goal, or something similar? Would that be the game you’re referring to?”
He folds his arms across his chest and leans back against the worktop opposite where he sat me.
“It would be the game that’s played something like the way you described that I’m talking about, yes.”
I nod and then shake my head. “Always puzzled me why you would call that football when so much of the game is played with the hands. The foot and the ball, rarely actually coming into contact.”
“Well, what would you call it?”
“Big men that are scared of getting hurt, so they wear lots of padding while they run, ball.”
“Now who’s being a comedian?”
“I’m female, so it’s comedienne.”
“What’s the difference?”
“We’re actually much funnier.”
That earns me a smirk, and I swing my legs while sitting on the worktop, basking in the satisfaction that I’ve almost made him smile.”
Lesley Jones (c) 2017


AUTHOR BIO

Lesley Jones
Lesley Jones was born and raised in Essex, England but moved to Australia in 2006 with her family.  Her first book, Saviour, was published in 2013 and she quickly gained a reputation as a writer of gritty, down to earth characters, involved in angsty and emotional plot lines.  Carnage, her third novel, has won a number of awards for ‘Best Ugly Cry’.  Her readers love the fact that she can switch her stories from hot and steamy, to snot bubble ugly crying, followed by laugh out loud moments, in the space of a few sentences.  She has declared that the very best part of her job is meeting her readers and has travelled the world a number of times over the past few years to do exactly that.  When not writing, she has admitted to being a prolific reader, getting through around four or five books a week.  She is a fan of trashy reality TV, listening to music, watching her son play football and enjoys a glass of wine… or three.


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BY LAURA LEE 




While Lesley Jones has made a name for herself with the Carnage series, CowSex proves that she can rip our hearts out in a book and she can also write a Rom-Com that is full of laugh out loud moments yet still tells a fantastic story!!!

Gracie Elliott has arrived in Colorado on holiday for 6 months. She made quite an entrance to say! Having just survived a long flight from London, in which she drowned her sorrows with excessive amount of wine. Shed some tears and chatted with a total stranger about how her life has changed.

Koa Carmichael is the local celebrity, if you call it that. Celebrity in everyone gossips about him. Born and raised in this little town, everyone knows everyone’s business. Football superstar, Country rock star yet there is something he hasn’t gotten right yet…

When these 2 meet, the banter and nonstop conversations are priceless! The twist on a guy that’s a Cowboy and a gal from Essex had tears running down my face from laughing!!! Not to mention meeting “Vance”. I really loved how Gracie held nothing back and said what she was thinking with zero filter. Then there is Koa who I will admit I was ready to head to Aspen just to shack up in his other home!!!

If you are looking for a great standalone Rom-Com, I highly recommend this one!!!



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BY SHABBY SHABNAMARORA








Well Blimey Guvner Jones For such a little-bit, you sure do make some noise. !!
It's funny to the bone RomCom that will have you giggling nonstop. Goes to prove a Rose by any other name would still smell just as sweet . No matter what genre Les chooses to write in, her indelible Essexian smirk and smartassery will shine through. I thoroughly enjoyed the Essex Bird - Gracie Elliott's smart mouth and her sass and unfettered attitude . She arrives in Colorado and meets koa
Only he's panty meltingly sexy and swoonworthy . Yanno those fanny flutters, clit chills, and quim quivers ? . Yup Koa has single handedly caused all of those
(Well you gotta share him Gracie, that's how we do things in America 😜🀣 )
They are forced to spend time in the cabin due to hilariously timed miscommunication and snowstorming. What follows is rib tickling Comedy Of Situations that is so wittingly penned by this super talented author , I'm a huge fan of! πŸ’–
Certain scenes will just stay with you. The Essex to American translation adds to the flavour and Gracie's mockery of certain American foods and words make you laugh !
Oh the title WILL make sense , if You ship hard
Read the book and Enjoy the fun ride. Clash of cultures and worlds is highly entertaining .

Thursday, September 28, 2017

[New Release &Giveaway] Forget You Not by Harloe Rae




Title: Forget You Not
A Reclusive Novel
Author: Harloe Rae
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017



Blurb

Destiny is bogus and fate is fake.
Everything happens for a reason?
Whatever.
I gave up on my fairy tale years ago.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not settling for less.
All my energy gets poured into a job I love rather than dead end relationships.
Men aren't even a blip on my radar these days.
Who needs them?
Except to scratch the occasional itch, I'm not interested in anything they have to offer.

If so-called Cupid ever comes knocking on my door, I'll be waiting with my flying pig because happily ever after doesn't exist.
I've become a jaded disbeliever and my main reason just sauntered into the bar.
Rowen Sworr is the only arrow that pierced my heart, and dammit, he stuck.

His random reappearance is a complicated twist from that meddling matchmaker I didn't see coming…

Forget You Not is the second standalone in the interconnected Reclusive Novel Series.





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Excerpt

Copyright © 2017 by Harloe Rae

Lark shoots me a glare before asking, “What are you doing here?”

The venom in her voice is probably meant to scare me away but all I hear is come closer. I’m totally mesmerized.

“Hey, Sweetheart. I said you’d be seeing me soon. Figured I’d stop by and say hello in person.” I make sure to keep my tone calm but my skin inches with heat at the fire burning from her gaze.

“And I told you to leave me alone unless you’re ready to give me what I want.” She shifts her stare down to my groin while raising an expectant brow. “Is that what you’ve brought me?” She lifts her scorching eyes back to my face and seductively bites into her bottom lip.

Her sass is tantalizing but it’s the beauty underneath I’m truly after. “Sorry to disappoint you but that’s not why I’m here, Vix. I want to discuss some stuff, relating to us.”

“Vix? As in the vapor rub?”

An amused chuckle bounces up my throat. “Nah, short for Vixen.”

She seems to mull it over with a slight tilt of her head. “I suppose that's fitting, though you don’t need to be handing out nicknames. Tell me, what could we possibly have to talk about?”

“No idle chit-chat first? I’m hoping we can get to know each other. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you since the other night and this sexy librarian look you’re rocking is hot as hell, but it’s more than that. Are you willing to hear me out? Maybe make an exception for me?”

A frustrated sigh answers my question. “I don’t have the patience for this, Rowen. I’m very busy here and you’re wasting my time.”

I lean against the door, trying to show I’m not ready to leave quite yet. “Answer me this. Where did you work when you were younger? Let’s say seven years ago?”

Lark glances away before shuffling some papers into piles. Her fidgeting makes me smile because now I’m certain she remembers just fine. A barely-there blush blooms on her cheeks while she continues avoiding my question. I wait her out and soon enough she graces me with a response.

“I don’t see how that’s any of your business.” Her deflection causes me to edge forward a bit, as though we need to be closer. She speaks to the depths of my soul, no matter if she gives me sass or softness.

“I’m trying here, Vix. Want to help me out? Did you work at Brack’s Box during the summer of 2010? Maybe a guy stopped in on a random July afternoon and stumbled over his words in your stunning presence. Do you remember that?”

Lark is still avoiding eye contact but I hear her whispered yes as if she shouted it across the room.





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Harloe was born and raised in Minnesota. She is married to an amazing man and they have an adorable baby boy. They are what make life worth living for her. Harloe has a day job that she loves and is also passionate about horses, blogging, country living, and having fun.

Harloe has been in love with romance since she was a little girl reading fairy tales. The dream is to find the perfect person that completes your life, right? Novels have a way of bringing fantasy to reality and she's always up for an unforgettable adventure.


Stalk Harloe on her blog (www.harloe-rae.blog) or send her a message at harloe.rae@gmail.com

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[New Release & Review] Racer by Katy Evans

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Racer by Katy Evans Publication Date: September 28th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!

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A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.
I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.
He's the fastest, fiercest driver around.
Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep...
but his smile sends me to my knees.
The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He's secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss....
This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I'm supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn't get into trouble. But it's an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation...or your curse.
He says he wants me. He says I'm the One. But he also thinks he'll break my heart, one piece at a time until it's gone.

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world. 14641897_1296497593718343_3282326832694013349_n.jpg

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BY LAURA LEE 




The thing I love most about this book is its background story on how Mental Illness is ok to talk about, its ok to ask for help when needed, its ok to tell your loved ones when you aren’t feeling ‘just right’. That right there makes this book even better than it was!!! Not being ashamed to speak up if you suffer from any type of mental illness.

With that being said, Racer Tate is the Ultimate in hotness!!! He feels the need for speed, he takes what he wants, he will stop at nothing to get the win. Street Racer by night and just living life alone. Coming to grips that he will live his life alone…

Lana is holding her family together. Pulling out all tricks to land a new driver for this year’s Formula 1 season. Her father has put all their money in this and she must see that this season, which could be their last, is the Best…they need the Championship. With no money in a budget to afford a seasoned driver, she heads out to find one on her own…to prove herself to her father and brothers.

Then comes this guy, the one guy who has the talent and guts enough to help us achieve what we’ve been working so hard for. And I’m feeling selfish, because I want him for myself as much as I want to win this championship. I’m tempted to throw all caution to the wind, and let myself fall for him even when I am afraid I am not getting much of a choice.

It’s not an easy beginning for Tate and Lana, that’s for sure!! It is a crashing start but the ride to the finish line was well worth it!!!

[Except Reveal] #1 Player by T.Gephart





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Releasing October 26, 2017




Lila Callan had an unconventional upbringing—unavoidable when your mother owns a brothel. But while she’d inherited some of her parents’ ‘wacky and offbeat’, she was also strong, independent and incredibly intelligent. The fact she was tall, beautiful and blond was a bonus she never really cared to exploit. She wasn’t uptight; it’s just that long term was more her thing, with zero interest in one-night stands.

Until she met Ryan York and then she isn’t so sure.

Blindingly good looking.
Insane body.
Infectious sense of humor.
And charm for days.
Ryan York was movie star material.
Except that he wasn’t.

He’d turned his back on the idea of hitting the big time, more content with being Eric Larsson’s—his best friend who was a movie star—right-hand man. Despite his laid-back persona, he was a guy who could get stuff done. And women lined up to be done by Ryan. He did not have a problem with that. Not. At. All.

Except his magical panty dropping powers didn’t seem to extend to the lovely Lila. And she wasn’t sure if she was going to teach the #1 player a new game, or find one herself.

One way or another, they were both getting naked.



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EXCERPT


I hated early mornings.
The darkness outside, the puff of visible breath that expelled from my lungs every time I opened my mouth—it was like starring in my own horror movie. My lack of sleep, contributing to the carnage.
And let’s not even talk about what obscene hour I had to wake up so I could shower and make myself look human. There was no way was I stepping off the plane in a pair of yoga pants and a messy hair bun when Ryan freaking York would be on the other side of the journey. But even though my pulse spiked and my nether regions clenched just at the mention of his name, turning into a Disney caricature, whistling happy tunes about catching the early worm or some shit wasn’t happening. There was only so much joy I was capable of before ten a.m. and I was currently maxed out.
The minute I’d arrived, I immediately regretted my outfit choice. The leather jacket, knee-high boots and dress I’d worn when I’d left my apartment had been perfect for a fall New York morning. But in California, I was roasting alive as I wrestled my way through the airport to the meeting point.
“Hey, princess.” Ryan slipped his shades down the bridge of his nose, peeking over the lenses as the rumble made its way up his throat. “I heard you’re looking for a ride.”
Oh. Help. Me. Jesus.
Every single muscle in my body seized at the sound of his voice, my legs freezing in place as my eyes ran up and down the length of his body. He was gorgeous, smoldering in a pair of faded jeans and a T-shirt that hugged every curve of his abs like my tongue was aching to do.
His eyes were on me, doing a survey of their own, as a sexy smirk played on his lips. And while my brain knew flirting was his baseline, my hormones ignored that detail, my girlie bits salivating more than one of Pavlov’s dogs.


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T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.
T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.
With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.
While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.
An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.
T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.


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[Release Blitz] Jo Raven Rook (Sex and Bullets, #3)

Title: Rook ( Sex and Bullets, #3)  Author: Jo Raven  Genre: Romance  Photographer: Eric Battershell  Model:  Zeke Samples  ...

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