Sisters in Love (Snow Sisters #1)

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My Rating: 4/5
Date Read: November 2013
Date Published: 1st September 2013
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Synopsis:
Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

My Thoughts:
Firstly I would like to say that this book is currently free on Amazon.

I absolutely loved this book. 

I thought Danica was an excellent main character.I loved seeing her transformation. She always had it in her but she needed a reason to bring it to the surface. 

Blake is hot. Seriously HOT! there is on tinsey problem. He’s a player. a HUGE player. Is there any way he can change? We know he wants to but is that enough?

I really liked Kaylie. I thought she was a little selfish but I think she did that because she was scared. 

Michelle was a sweet kid. I think Danica really helped her. 

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. 

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Coming Home For Christmas

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817fjChVUzL._SL1500_My Rating: 4/5
Date Published: 1st October 2013
Date Read: November
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Synopsis: 
Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate—which includes organizing the Marley family festivities—she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be? 

As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out… 

Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas. Robert’s playboy brother, Kip, flirts with her relentlessly; and his sister, Sloane, arrives home with baggage—both the divorce-kind and the Louis Vuitton kind. Their ninety-two year old grandmother, Pippa, spends her day grumbling at them all from her mobility scooter. 

With Robert intending to sell Ashford, it’s the Marley’s last chance to create some happy memories in their family home—and Allie is determined to make it happen… even if it takes a little Christmas magic! With the festive spirit in full swing, she might even discover a little happiness of her own…

My Thoughts:
Ahh it was amazing. It actually took me a few pages to realise it was in America.  I was expecting it to be set in an country estate in England. 

I thought Ashford sounded beautiful. I loved the Brook. It sounded so pretty and it meant so much to Robert. Ashford is full of history which I really liked.  

I really loved Allie. She was a natural with Paul and Sammy, she was definitely born to be a teacher. At first I wanted her to be with Kip at first but I soon realised her & Robert were made for each other. The more I read the more perfect I thought they were for each other. 

Pippa was the best Grandma, she really cared about her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even if her and Robert were always butting heads she was always thinking about him.

Sloane, Megan, Allie’s mum were all great characters. Anna was a great cook, I seriously need some of her hot chocolate.

I thought the ending was perfect. It was so sweet. I really loved it. If you love Christmas and a really heart-warming tale then you will love this book. 

 

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Forbidden (Angels Among Us #2)

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My Rating: 5/5
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Synopsis:
“I’m in a tunnel—it’s dark and yet little rays, like pinpricks of sunshine breaking through foliage, seep towards me from every angle.”

Love is a powerful emotion, but can it change the course of someone’s destiny?

This is a romance story that explores the possibility of there being something more than just the ‘here and now’.

My Thoughts:
I loved it. I thought it was much better than Fallng. You can really tell the author has grown and so has the story.

Ceri has changed a lot since the first book. She has a better understanding of what is going on, of who she really is. 

I trust Mark a lot more now. I don’t think he is going to take advantage, I think he has really helped Ceri. the group sessions were an excellent way for her to complete the mission she was born to do.

Alex clearly loves her. He is very sweet. He would do absolutely anything for Ceri. I hope that they stay together and thing’s do not go terribly wrong as the dreams have warned him. 

I truly loved the scene at Versailles, it was so sweet. It sounds like a very pretty place. I hope I get to visit it one day.  

Linn has left this book with another cliffhanger ending. Damn you Linn! 

Only 2 months and 4 days til Forever is published. Not that I am counting. Obviously.

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Falling (Angels Among us #1) Blog Tour

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My rating: 3.5/5
Date Published: 3rd October 2013
Date Read: 9-10th November 2013
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Synopisis:
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’…

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This book was very different to how I expected it to be. it was definitely a lot more realistic than i was expecting.

I thought Ceri was an excellent character. I really felt for her. She has clearly affected by everything she’s been through. she is a genuinely good person. 

I thought Alex was  awesome. They are clearly meant to be together. I absolutely loved hearing his side of the story. I always find it great to see other people’s perspective on things. 

Seb and Sheena were excellent. I really liked how Ceri could feel how Seb felt, that they had this special twin bond. Being away from your best friends is hard. After university all my friends went back to their respective home towns and we don’t get to see each other as much. Sometimes that can be a real strain on the relationship. I thought it was really great how even though Sheena is away a lot they never become distant.

For some reason I really don’t trust Mark. I don’t know what it is but I just have this feeling he’s trouble. I’m worried he’s taking advantage of her. Since reading Forbidden I trust Mark a lot more.

I thought Ethan’s explanation of that was happening to Ceri was perfect. He clearly understood what was going on. 

I’m looking forward to reading Forbidden as this book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. 

LBHAbout 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) you can 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.

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Johnny’s Girl ( Johnny Be Good #2.5)

johnnys-girlMy Rating: 5/5
Date Published: 7th November 2013
Date Read: 17th November 2013
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Synopsis:
Meg’s life has taken a turn for the perfect. She is the envy of millions with her drop dead gorgeous husband, their two beautiful sons and her new mansion in Henley. Her celebrity PA days are over. But desperate to keep up with her rock star husband, Johnny Jefferson, she uproots her perfect family and moves back to LA. 

Meg has to learn to live with her new celebrity status and the insecurities of her old life, which keep reappearing. Under the paparazzi flash of an A-List party, complete with red carpet, champagne and canapés, Johnny’s rock star past catches up with him and Meg’s worst nightmare becomes a reality…

My Thoughts:
I thought this was perfect. It was an excellent update on where Meg and Johnny are. IT was really nice to see Johnny and Meg so happy. They have a lovely little family.

I loved the mention of Joseph Strike and Alice. I kind of liked it that Johnny gets jealous of him even though he’s a big shot rock god. 

I found it so difficult to see Meg going through all those emotions. She clearly wants to be strong for Johnny and Jessie, but she also needs to process how she feels about it. She always worried that this would happen but she never really prepared herself for how she would feel if it did. 

I know that Meg and Johnny will come out the other side of this stronger than ever. They are fighters.

I think Jessie seems like trouble. I can’t wait to see what havoc she causes for Meg and Johnny in The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson. I literally cannot wait to read Jessie’s story! 

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Baby Be Mine (Johnny Be Good #2)

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Date Published: July 2011
Date Read: February 2013
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Synopsis:
‘He’s not mine, is he?’ That’s the question I fear the most. You see, I have a secret. My son is not fathered by my boyfriend, but by one of the most famous people that ever lived. And he doesn’t even know it. 

One-time celebrity personal assistant to wild boy of rock Johnny Jefferson, Meg Stiles is now settled and living in the south of France with her doting boyfriend Christian and son Phoenix. But they’re living a lie – a lie that will turn their lives upside down and inside out. Because Meg’s son doesn’t look like Christian, he looks like his rock star father and, sooner or later, the world is going to realize …

My Thoughts:
I am a big Paige Toon fan. I love her writing. She hooks you from the very first sentence and this book was no exception. 

Baby Be Mine is the squeal to Johnny Be Good. We start off a year and a half after Johnny be Good and Meg now has a baby, little Barney. But she has a secret. The baby is not Christian’s, her boyfriend, but Johnny Jefferson’s, her rock god of an ex. As soon as she found out she was pregnant she prayed it would be Christian’s. Christian is a good, kind sweet man. Johnny on the other hand is a drinking, drug taking , womaniser. As Barney gets older it is quite clear that he’s not Christian’s son. He looks more and more like Johnny every day. Meg is just waiting for her secret to be revealed. 

The scenes in France and Barcelona are so well described I feel like I’ve been there. Paige always invests a lot of time in the settings and you can tell she has spent time in these places and really soaked in the atmosphere and scenery. 

I really felt for all the characters in this book. Meg’s guilt was eating her apart and it was very difficult to read. Christian was heart broken that Barney wasn’t his son. It literally broke him. Johnny was clearly still in love with Meg but he thinks she doesn’t love him any more. Why would she after everything he’s done to her? 

The secret is discovered early on in the book and the rest of it is seeing if Johnny can actually step up to the mark and be a good Dad to little Barney. Oh and of course the big question is will Meg and Johnny finally get their happy ending?

I love the way Paige always interlinks her books. It was great to see the mention of Joseph Strike before he becomes super famous. I had actually read One Perfect Summer and One Perfect Christmas already so I knew who he was a that he was a super famous hot actor.  

This books was fantastic. I read it as soon as I finished Johnny Be Good and just couldn’t put it down. 

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Firebolt (The Dragonian Series #1) Release Day Blitz

FIREBOLT_E-BOOKGenre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: GMTA  Publishing – Mythos Press
Date of Publication: 20th November 2013
ISBN: 13: 978-1491244654
Number of pages: 289
Word Count: 95 000
Cover Artist: Mary Park and Kitty Bullard
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Synopsis:
Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins was no different.

Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.

Now Elena is in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh and the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.

Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe in…herself.

Excerpt:

Chapter One

A girl singing her heart out about a miracle boomed inside my ear. A miracle would get me what I needed: a chance at a semi-normal life.

The bedroom door hitting the wall expelled the thought from my mind. With his hand tangled up in his copper hair and with huge brown eyes, Dad’s figure filled the entire doorway. “Pack your bags.” He had that set to his jaw, the one that meant there was no way out of this. He bolted out of the room just as suddenly as he had appeared.

My teeth ground hard against each other, and the sharp pain behind my eyes, I guessed from the lack of sleep, grew stronger. Every fibre of my being wanted to explode.

Ever since I could remember my name, Dad and I had been on the run. From what? Beats me.

For the last two weeks, I’d been pacing up and down through the house, struggling to fall asleep at night, waiting for this day.

For the love of blue berries, no sixteen-year old should live this way!              

I climbed off my bed, and the first step I took left my toe tangled in the wide leg of my jeans.  I tried to regain my balance as the closet inched closer, but with wildly flailing arms, I came crashing down. The thud reverberated across the wooden floor, and it sounded as if I’d broken something.

Dad darted back into my room. “Are you okay?” He lifted me back onto my feet as if I weighed nothing.

Tears lurked in the corners of my eyes, threatening to burst, as I stared up at him.

“Don’t give me that look, Elena. Please, we need to hurry.” He pulled my suitcase from the top shelf and chucked it haphazardly onto my bed. “We need to go. Now.”

“Dad…”

He started to grab my clothes from the shelf and tossed them messily inside my small suitcase. Then he paused, sighed, and looked up with soft eyes. He stroked the side of my cheek with his hand gently. “This wasn’t the right place, Bear. Please, you’ve got to trust me.”

His hand reached back to pull everything off my shelf, while my hands curled up into balls of fury. My heart pounded fast as those two words bounced inside my skull. “Trust you, Dad?”

“Elena, we don’t have much time,” he yelled. “Pack your bags! You can ask questions later.” He left, and the hollow “doof” sound from his footsteps stomped loudly as he made his way into the hall.

Ask questions? Yeah right! I’ll only get answers that don’t reveal why we are on the run for the gazillionth time.’ “Trust me” and “I’ll tell you when the time is right” were the only two answers Dad gave. Guess time with him will never be right.

It was no use arguing with him anyway. Once, he threw me over his shoulder and carried me out without any of my things.

So I grabbed the stuff I needed: my mp3 player, a photo of Mom that Dad didn’t know I had, and my journal from underneath my bed. I tossed them into my backpack. It wasn’t much, but it was the stuff that made my miserable life felt less pathetic. I zipped up my suitcase and took a deep breath. Looking around my bedroom for the last time, I said goodbye to my sixtieth-something room.

Dad almost ran me over in the hall with his army bag slung over his shoulder. He grumbled, which I assumed was an apology, took my suitcase, and ran down the stairs. He always rented these huge old houses, pre-furnished and near the countryside, and we always left after three months.

The pickup’s horn honked as I shut the front door. I closed my eyes and took another deep breath. Just two more years, then I’ll be eighteen and free from this freak show. Huge raindrops fell hard onto the ground. The smell of wet dirt filled the air. It was my favorite smell.

The water that pooled on the ground covered all the gaps in the driveway, forcing me to hopscotch around all of them. My shoe got caught in one of the gaps and I smacked down hard in a huge puddle. By the time I reached the truck, my jeans and shoes were soaking wet.

Warm heat from the vents inside the truck hit me full blast as I jumped in; a million goose pimples erupted across my skin.  As soon as I shut the rusty door, Dad floored the gas pedal. Tires screeched and the truck spun away as if the Devil chased us.  My lower lip quivered softly as he swerved onto the road. The streetlights flew by in a blur as I plugged in my earpieces. The same stupid song about a miracle boomed from my mp3, drowning the sound of the engine and the hard dribbles on the roof, a percussion that became the perpetual soundtrack to my misery.

A feeling of utter loneliness consumed my heart as I stared out the window. Homes with white picket fences and the convenient store whizzed by in a flash. A tear rolled down my cheek as I said goodbye, and my breath on the glass created a foggy condensation. Reaching out my index finger, I drew a small heart. These were the reasons why Mom had left. She couldn’t handle his paranoia, but why she’d left her daughter to deal with it was a mystery. Dad constantly reminded me of the latter, and that was the only time he ever spoke of her. If he ever discovered I had that picture, he would kill me. That was how much he hated her for leaving us.

The lights of a vehicle in the upcoming lane shone directly into my face. I shut my eyes, waiting for it to disappear. As a little girl, I used to watch Dad as we drove away from yet another house. He would glare into his rearview mirror every five seconds, every muscle in his face clenched, and his knuckles white on the steering wheel. I hadn’t been able to force myself to peek out the window then, as it used to scare the living crap out of me to consider the possible reasons he was fleeing from, or who might be following us. Now, I didn’t look at him or care much for what he was going through. He created this problem. With me becoming the luggage. It was a ritual I endured every three months, and nothing over the past sixteen years had ever changed that.

The “Interstate 40” sign flew by in a whirl, and the pickup slowly moved onto the turnoff lane.

My eyes started to burn as I stared at the rain running down my window. Each rivet resembled another town, another place I would never again call home. Exhaustion consumed me and my eyelids felt heavy. I laid my head against the window and struggled to stay awake.

Suddenly, a dark and huge figure flew past me. Dad swerved to the left, which made me crushed into the side of the passenger’s door. My entire body pumped with adrenaline. I jumped straight in my seat and wrenched the seatbelt over my shoulder to buckle myself in. I tore out my earpieces as I tried to process what had just happened.

“What was that?” I looked at Dad.

He stared straight ahead with huge eyes. Beads of sweat rolled from his hairline down to the side of his temple. He looked terrified, something that conflicted with his personality. I’d never seen Dad look that scared in my entire life.

“Dad!”

“Did you see where it went?” he asked, attempting to inject calm into his voice, but I could hear the fear lacing each syllable.

“See where what went? Dad what was that!”

“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”

“For once in your life, just tell me!” I screamed. Sixteen years of frustration exploded from my lungs. I couldn’t take the unknown anymore.

“Fine.” He mumbled something else that I didn’t catch. “Do you remember the stories I used to tell you?”

“Stories? What stories?”

“The ones about Paegeia, Elena.” He looked in his rearview mirror again with huge, unblinking eyes.

Vaguely, but I didn’t tell him that. “What does that have to do with this?”

“They’re real.”

I froze and I stared at him.

“All of it, it’s real. The dragons, the magic, the wall, everything is real.”

authorAuthor Bio:

I was born and raised in South Africa, where I still live with my husband, and two beautiful little girls. I always knew that I was going to be a writer but it only started to happen about four years ago, now I can’t stop writing.

In my free time, If I get any because Moms don’t really have free time, I love to spend time with friends, if it’s a girls night out, or just a movie, I’m a very chilled person.

My writing career is starting with Firebolt, book one with the Dragonian Series, there will be four books in total and two to three books that is about the stories taking place inside The Dragonian Series.

I do write in different Genres, I have a woman’s fiction called the Pregnancy Diaries, but it would be published under another name. And then I have a paranormal series, called the Watercress series. There are about ten novels in that one.

So, plenty of novels to come out, so little time.

I hope you are going to embrace the Dragonian Series as much as I loved writing them.

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This book sounds excellent. It has the perfect mix of reality and fantasy. I really can’t wait to read it. 

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