Saturday, December 31, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
This is the first of Catherine Gayle's books I have read. There were two things I really liked about it. The first was all the talk about hockey. The second was the broken hockey player and a woman that wants to help him as much as he helps her.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
About the Book:
- Duke of Deception Prize Pack filled with the following:
- Signed copy of The Forbidden Duke and The Duke of Daring
- Jane Austen jigsaw puzzle
- Jane Austen inspired candle
- Pride & Prejudice board book
- Bath salts from author Wendy LaCapra
- Darcy Burke trading cards, bookmark, and cleaning cloth
Monday, November 21, 2016
Release date: 22nd November, 2016
Tag line: “Sally, will you be my guide?” Publisher: Bella Tulip Publishing Blurb:
The stunning debut novel, From Solitude, by Lainy Bradshaw. Sally was your normal everyday North Devon Policewoman. Settled and content in her self-made life after her ordeal. Jacob lived a sheltered, devout life, one that had him at a significant disadvantage. Brought together by tragedy & abuse, the ultimate reward for their battery was the one thing they had both been denied: True Love With determination, patience and respect, Sally leads Jacob from solitude and brings him into the light of the world he was denied. But when all is well, life has been transformed, and the healing has begun, will Sally’s secret undo it all?
I grew up in Cambridgeshire, joining the RAF when I was 18. I married and had my son. When I divorced, I moved back to my home town and raised my son there. Since moving back, I’ve worked mainly in retail, currently, I’m stretching my brain in an opticians. I started writing early 2013, as an escape from a job I hated and found that I enjoyed it and people seemed to like reading what I had written, so I’ve gone on to write several more books and more in progress. Outside of work and writing, I love reading (of course), cinema and theatre. Especially a good musical. I also enjoy photography and cruising, the latter giving me ample opportunity to pursue the former. Apart from that, I drink far too much coffee, like wine a little too much and my worst trait is procrastination.
Q. Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I started writing abut 3 ½ years ago. I first self-published From Solitude in October 2013, under the longer title, Lead me From Solitude. I’ve since written a sequel and a prequel to that, along with 2 from a series called The Midnight Tigers and a stand-a-lone (although that could change) called Blind Faith. I have also released a teen fantasy novella called A Forgotten Tale, under the pen name Elise Rayne.
Q. What authors, or books, have influenced you?
I LOVE Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling. I suppose a lot of my influences come from the genre I usually write in – romance- so I would have to list the 50 Shades books, the Crossfire series to name a few. I also adore The Chronicles of Narnia. They were the books that got me hooked on reading as a child.
Q. What are you working on now?
I tend to have several books on the go at one time. If I hit a wall with one, I’ll write a chapter in one of the others. At the minutes, it’s a 2nd sequel and prequel for From Solitude, a different genre one off called Millenius and anther Elise Rayne story
Q. What are you reading now?I’ve just treated myself to a Terry Pratchett book – Raising Steam.
Q. What’s next for you as a writer?
To try and expand the genres I write in and hopefully just keep improving and finding new inspirations.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
There were many twists that surprised me. These twists added to the enjoyment of the book. The interaction bewteen the Duke of Sutton and the Baron Lindsell was very intriguing. This is the second regency romance novel by Darcy Burk I have read. It is also the third book in her "Untouchables" series. While "The Duke of Deception" can be read without reading the first two, I recommend that completing the first two books.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
The last thing officer Charlie Dunham expects when he returns to his hometown is to tangle with his high school crush, Claire Silver, right off the bat. He’d planned to ignore her entirely—the way she’d always ignored him. But when a mysterious threat puts her in danger, he must step in and save her. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he’s been lying to himself about his feelings for Claire. He wants her…no matter the cost.
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Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Haunting Fairytales Collection Volume 1 is a major dark spin on well-known characters. These characters include Ariel, Bell, and Snow White. It is made up of five stories.
I usually enjoy stories that have many unexpected twists. Haunting Fairytales Collection Volume 1 was not an exception to that rule. I am looking forward to readin volume 2.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
There were two things that I really liked. The first was that the story was told by two characters. This also suprised me. So far, I only know of one other book that is told by two characters. The second thing I like was the shape-shifting and other magic.
Based on the description, I thought the book would be longer. However, I am not complaining about the time this book took to read.
Siren's Kiss was written by Margo Bond Collins. It was the first of her books I have read.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Q) Do you use any of your own experience as inspiration?
A. Yes. A lot of what I write about comes from something that I experienced. I may twist it a little but mostly is my own experience.
A. My books aren’t very long so maybe a month or two.
A. I actually never realized I wanted to be until a friend asked me to co-write with her. Then our project was put on hold. I sat down and I began writing my own.
A. I love making graphics, teasers, banners and things.
A. The same advice I got write what you know. Never give up.
A. I wait a few weeks then begin a new book. Time to clear my mind.
Just for fun: What are your Michigan favorites? (restaurants, vacation spots, teams, celebrities )
B. Even though they haven’t won Detroit Lions is my team.
C. My favorite Celebrity from Michigan is Eminem.
D. Restaurant: Trini and Carmen’s Mexican restaurant
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The biggest surprise was the use of the title in the book. Other books that I read did not include the name of the book. Andrew Dartford is dubbed "The Duke of Daring" by Lucy Parnell and two other women.
Neither Andrew nor Lucy want to be married. Andrew suffers from survivor's guilt. Lucy does not want to be left like her grandmother and mother were.
In one chapter alone, I felt joy and excitement one moment. However worry was not very far. This is where I questioned if the book would have a happy ending. The Duke of Daring was written by Darcy Burke. While I have read another of Mrs. Burke's books, this is the first regency romance novel I read.
*I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.*
*I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.*
Monday, June 13, 2016
The book is called Where the Heart Is. It was written by Darcy Burke.
The main male charater is Derek Sumner. He is an executive and volunteer fire fighter. While responding to a fire, he meets Chloe English. She is a teacher that left a job, a fiance and Pittsburg.
I quickly fell in love with Derek because he behaved like a knight in shining armor.
The book was easy to read and the action started almost right away. Both are what I like in a book.
(Originally posted in my live journal account)