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Cheers to 2021

I know I’m not alone in having struggled through 2020. Really, I am grateful because I had it easier than many. Too many lost loved ones or struggled to put food on the table. Many lost jobs or struggled with mental health. While my husband lost his job and was unable to work for the… Continue reading Cheers to 2021

Book Review

Darkness Drops Again by Melissa Manning

I recently joined the Reedsy community, a creative hub for over 150,000 authors. I love helping new and up-and-coming authors as much as I can. I can't imagine the dedication and hard work (not to mention creativity) it takes to weave such compelling, powerful stories and make the characters come alive for readers like me.… Continue reading Darkness Drops Again by Melissa Manning

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Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

Paris Never Leaves You hits shelves on August 4th! <><><><><><><> My Two Cents: I read a lot of historical fiction, particularly based in France during WWII and there is a definite trend about Paris staying with you despite the years and attempts to move on. Following the story of Charlotte Foret, the book switches between… Continue reading Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

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TBR: August 2020

Honestly, July was a tough month for me and my flow of reading and reviewing was disrupted. Needless to say, I didn't make it to all of the July books that I had on deck. I have to admit that this "new normal" of essentially living in never-ending quarantine has worn me down (I've been… Continue reading TBR: August 2020

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The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

The Wife Who Knew Too Much hits shelves July 28th! <><><><><><><> My Two Cents: The Wife Who Knew Too Much centered around the suspicious death of glamourous heiress Nina Levitt. Nina opens the first chapter writing in her diary to warn the police that if something should happen to her, she believes her husband killed… Continue reading The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

Book Review

The Vacation by T.M. Logan

<><><><><><><> "It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend."-William Blake-Epigraph, The Vacation by T.M. Logan <><><><><><><> My Two Cents: The Vacation was a powerful look at family versus friendships. Four college best friends plan a reunion trip for their 40th birthdays, each bringing their husband and kids (if applicable). Rowan is… Continue reading The Vacation by T.M. Logan

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The Safe Place by Anna Downes

The Safe Place hits shelves on July 14 <><><><><><><> My Two Cents: I had no idea where The Safe Place was going to take me. The entire time reading this novel, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. I knew, of course, that there was something wrong with Scott and his family, but… Continue reading The Safe Place by Anna Downes

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TBR: July 2020

TBR = To Be Read/Reviewed and this July has some incredible thrillers! I have just started making a dent in this month's reading. Recently, I read The Safe Place and What You Wish For, which is my token rom-com of the month in a stack of suspenseful mysteries. Check out the titles coming out this… Continue reading TBR: July 2020

Book Review

The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

<><><><><><><> My Two Cents: A couple preparing for a much-anticipated party each carries a secret that they know will destroy the other. The entire novel alternates between the two perspectives to determine how and when to confront the truth that would ultimately shatter their family and friends. I immediately knew I’d enjoy reading this book… Continue reading The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

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The Legendary Shiver by J. H. MacAl

About The Legendary Shiver: Before Ruby became Shiver Magnata, she was just a tormented girl hoping superstardom would numb her pain. Will, her best friend, has always been her rock. What she doesn’t know is he’s in love with her. And like Ruby, he craves success, but in hopes that it’ll make him worthy of… Continue reading The Legendary Shiver by J. H. MacAl

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The Swap by Robyn Harding

<><><><><><><> My Two Cents: Centered around a small town Pacific Coast island village, an awkward teenager (Low) becomes enamored with a new celebrity couple that recently moved in (Freya and Max). When a new couple (Jamie and Brian) moves to the island and becomes friends with Freya, Low infiltrates herself into their lives and becomes increasingly… Continue reading The Swap by Robyn Harding

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Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara

<><><><><><><> My Two Cents: A recovering alcoholic is fumbling her way through small-town life since moving back in with her mom in this summer thriller. It's easy to relate to Astrid and her feelings of failure for being right back where she started from the beginning. No one leaves home as an adult planning on… Continue reading Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara

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Spotlight: Black’s Innocence by Sylvia Hubbard

http://sylviahubbard.com/blacksinnocence About Black's Innocence: Thirty-one year old Lauren planned for the perfect life with lawyer, Dwight Knight, including saving herself for marriage. She also invested over two hundred and fifty thousand dollars from her savings, loans and trust to afford the lifestyle she wanted. Unfortunately after a miserable honeymoon night, Lauren wakes up to a… Continue reading Spotlight: Black’s Innocence by Sylvia Hubbard

Book Review

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin hits shelves on June 23 <><><><><><><> My Two Cents: This novel hit me hard in a lot of ways so this won't be a regular book review of what is an incredible book that everyone should read. Human trafficking is a cause that I've always felt passionately about.… Continue reading What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

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We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall

<><><><><><><> My Two Cents: I was initially interested in We Came Here to Shine (and actually reactively received it from the publisher) because I previously read The Subway Girls and loved it! Author Susie Orman Schnall has a knack for finding little-known historic events and making them come alive so much so that readers like… Continue reading We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall

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TBR: June 2020

TBR = To Be Reading/Reviewed and this June has some fantastic novels coming out. So far, I have read all of the below except The Dilemma by B.A. Paris which I just started reading this weekend. I will attempt to get a new book review up on the blog each Tuesday - starting tomorrow with… Continue reading TBR: June 2020

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The New Girl by Harriet Walker

<><><><><><><> My Two Cents: I am a sucker for a good thriller, but this one hit especially close to home. Having recently been on maternity leave for four months from a small PR agency, I immediately connected with Margot's character. Like Margot, I wasn't really worried that I would lose my job, but there's this… Continue reading The New Girl by Harriet Walker

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Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir

Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Six Tudor Queens series, relates one of the most tragic stories in English history: Katheryn Howard, Henry VIII's fifth queen. <><><><><><><> My Two Cents: Historical fiction is a favorite genre, but I have always had a special interest in Henry VIII and his many wives. That… Continue reading Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir

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Reading in Quarantine

Happy Friday and Happy May! Summer is right around the corner even if it may not feel like it… especially if, like me, you are still in some form of quarantined lockdown. It’s now been two months since I’ve been home – working from home, but still 100% at home. It’s a crazy situation and… Continue reading Reading in Quarantine

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Meet the Author: Raquel Rich

Meet Raquel Rich Raquel Rich is a full-time sci-fi writer and occasional blogger. She loves to travel, suntan, walk her dog, and is obsessed with all things Beauty & the Beast. She despises cold weather, balloons, and writing about herself in the third person but noticed all the real authors do that. Born and raised… Continue reading Meet the Author: Raquel Rich

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Spotlight: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord is out NOW! Get it here: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/tweet-cute/ Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.  Enter Jack,… Continue reading Spotlight: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

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Book Review: “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware

Book Description: When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the… Continue reading Book Review: “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware

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Book Review: “Bethlehem” by Karen Kelly

Book Description: With the writing chops of Ian McEwan and the story-craft of Lisa Wingate, Karen Kelly weaves a shattering debut about two intertwined families and the secrets that they buried during the gilded, glory days of Bethlehem, PA.A young woman arrives at the grand ancestral home of her husband’s family, hoping to fortify her… Continue reading Book Review: “Bethlehem” by Karen Kelly

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Teaser Reveal: Royal Gentleman by Christy Pastore

ROYAL GENTLEMAN by Christy Pastore releases July 17th! Book Description: My crown was plastic. His was the real deal—jewels and all. I, Kerris Von Roy, lived among royalty. Until I didn’t. Crown Prince of Sardones, Ander Nicholas Gabriel Camran was my childhood best friend. Until he wasn’t. Ten years later, I have the opportunity of… Continue reading Teaser Reveal: Royal Gentleman by Christy Pastore

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VDAY Spotlight: Marrying Mr. Valentine

The second standalone romantic comedy in the One Month Til I Do series. Not necessary to have read previous book (Adventurous Proposal). About Marrying Mr. Valentine: Nadine Roberts smiles for everyone, but beneath it she hides a heartbreaking past that only a few know about. Throwing herself into her new career; wedding planner at The Duck &… Continue reading VDAY Spotlight: Marrying Mr. Valentine

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New Release: Changed by You by Kristin Mayer

Changed By You by Kristin Mayer is LIVE! I'm in over my head, and Teale Delaney is the reason why. She's beautiful, sassy, and I can't stop thinking about her. If I let myself, I could fall in love. But I can’t. I won’t. It’s to protect her, not me. Someone out there wants vengeance.… Continue reading New Release: Changed by You by Kristin Mayer

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Teaser Reveal: Changed by You by Kristin Mayer

Releasing February 4th! I'm in over my head, and Teale Delaney is the reason why. She's beautiful, sassy, and I can't stop thinking about her. If I let myself, I could fall in love. But I can’t. I won’t. It’s to protect her, not me. Someone out there wants vengeance. If I allow them to… Continue reading Teaser Reveal: Changed by You by Kristin Mayer

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New Year, New Books!

Happy New Year! A new year is so often the perfect time for a refresh – a chance to look at the past year’s accomplishments and an opportunity to re-evaluate what we want to get out of ourselves in the year ahead. With all of the regular weight loss and getting healthy goals, I always… Continue reading New Year, New Books!

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NEW RELEASE: Sean by Fiona Keane

SEAN by Fiona Keane Publisher: Limitless Publishing #OneClick today Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ThWd1X Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/SeanBuy I have everything they said I would need. A degree, a job, an amazing group of friends—but there’s one thing missing... To him we’re nothing more than friends—good friends. To me he’s the one man who makes my heart beat faster.… Continue reading NEW RELEASE: Sean by Fiona Keane

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Summer Reading 2018

Books You Shouldn't Miss This Summer Summer reading isn't just for students making their way through a teacher-provided list -- at least it shouldn't be! With so many fantastic novels coming out all summer long and so much free time lying around on the beach, it's the perfect way to soak up the sun! Here… Continue reading Summer Reading 2018

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Cover Reveal: ALLURE by CA Harms

ALLURE by bestselling author CA Harms Series: Brooklet Dreams, #1 Publisher: Limitless Publishing Release Date: May 22, 2018 Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog Cover Model: Chase Ketron Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Designs   The next generation of the Southern Boys returns in a new spin-off series, Brooklet Dreams… She was supposed to be my forever... I’ll never… Continue reading Cover Reveal: ALLURE by CA Harms