Friday, 28 July 2017

UPDATE POST #1 | SUMMER TBR WIPEOUT 2017

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I am late to post this but I thought better late than never!
So I was hosting a readathon on Instagram for a week so I am going to be talking about that week's reading and of the next week. I'll talk about this week's reading in the update #2.
I am enjoying this readathon a lot! I have done quite a bit of reading done! I read 7 books in total! 

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Two of them were review copies, Serenity Harbor(Loved it!) and The Monsters of Selkirk.
I LOVED Kiss the Sky, The Hating Game and When its Real. I might write a review for these three books. Any historical book Lisa Kleypas writes is a hit for me so no worries there. And Tessa Bailey's book was a novella and it was a great read too! I am loving my progress so far! What is your progress this summer? Would love to know!

You can find my proper tbr on goodreads here. 

Monday, 24 July 2017

BOOK REVIEW ~ THE DARK ISLE BY CLARE CARSON | BLOG TOUR



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Published: 1st June, 2017
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Links: Amazon/Goodreads



~BLURB~


"A very well-written first novel... an original and absorbing read"LITERARY REVIEW (on Orkney Twilight).

"A meaty, beautifully written and original thriller" IRISH INDEPENDENT (on Orkney Twilight)                            
                                   
A haunting thriller set in the windswept marshes of Kentand Norfolk,
from the author of Orkney Twilight


Sam grew up in the shadow of the secret state. Her father was an undercover agent, full of tall stories about tradecraft and traitors. Then he died, killed in the line of duty. Now Sam has travelled to Hoy, in Orkney, to piece together the puzzle of his past.

What she finds is a tiny island of dramatic skies, swooping birds, rugged sea stacks and just four hundred people. An island remote enough to shelter someone who doesn’t want to be found. An island small enough to keep a secret...


Review:

Rating - 4/5


Let me begin this review by saying, I absolutely loved the writing, the concept of this book and the main character. This book takes place in the 70s and the 80s so it was really a fresh start for me as I haven't read books from that timeline. It just gave me these amazing nostalgic feels especially since it's a mystery and has spies in it!

This is the first book I read in this trilogy and in spite of it being the third installment I find that I quite enjoyed it. I certainly will be thinking about going back to book 1 and start from the beginning but the past story did help and it was like reading a standalone so there's no problem in relating to the story. There are two timelines, 1976(the past) in London and 1989(the present) in Orkney.

Sam Coyle is on a hunt to find out the truth and her emotional journey is quite mesmerizing to read. The grief is just heartbreaking but she is determined and moves ahead on her quest. I really liked this character and found myself cheering for her at times. 

Sam and Anna grew up together and are best friends and if I had one problem with the book, then it would be Anna, I didn't quite like her but it was alright. The other thing that I really liked was the information that was given in this book. Orkney is certainly a very interesting place and combine it with history! You can see the author has done her research. 

I really liked the ending because Sam seems content and starts to accept things, it's not the end as it kind of ends on a cliffhanger so looking forward to the next adventure!

*An ebook copy was provided via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*




~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~


ClareCarsonClare Carson is an anthropologist and works in international development, specialising in human rights. Her father was an undercover policeman in the 1970s.  She drew on her own experiences to create the character of Sam, a rebellious eighteen year old who is nevertheless determined to make her father proud.




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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

BOOK REVIEW ~ TREMARNOCK SUMMER BY EMMA BURSTALL | BLOG TOUR



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Published: May 17, 2017
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Sources: Netgalley



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"Burstall is a great writer, and this is not your usual run-of-the-mill chick lit... I was gripped from the start." Daily Mail

"A heart-warming, 'feel-good' novel that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside." Book Bag

Bramble Challoner has had a very normal upbringing. She lives in a semi in the suburbs of London with her parents and works at the call centre down the road. She still goes out with the boy she met at school. At weekends they stay in and watch films on the telly and sometimes hold hands. Bramble is dying for an adventure.


So when her very grand grandfather, Lord Penrose, dies, leaving his huge, rambling house in Cornwall to her, Bramble packs her bags immediately, dragging along her best friend Katie. The sleepy village of Tremarnock had better be ready for its newest residents...

Review:

Rating - 4/5

The Tremarnock Summer is the third installment in the Tremarnock series. Everything is beautiful in this book, right from the cover to the story to the writing.

It's the story of Bramble Challoner. She is happy with her life, parents, friends and a boyfriend, what more could she want? But it's not all enough. She needs something more. So when she inherits an estate she can taste the beginnings of changes and is ready for an adventure! 

She fights, overcomes every obstacle and not let anything lead her down. I was even cheering for her at times and I was so glad to see her succeed. We get to meet other Tremarnock residents. It was nice to read about them as well. Liz seems to be one of the main characters. She was quite lovely helping people around. I liked her. Since this is the third book and I only just read this one I felt like I missed on Liz's past story so would like to read the books in the future. But having said that, this book can be read as a standalone so that's good too.

This is a nice summer read about characters in a town situated by the sea making it a perfect beach read.


~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~


Emma Burstall was a newspaper journalist in Devon and Cornwall before becoming a full time author. Tremarnock, the first novel in her series set in a delightful Cornish village, was published in 2015 and became a top-10 bestseller.












Tuesday, 18 July 2017

COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY | THE FANGS OF FREELANCE (FRED, THE VAMPIRE ACCOUNTANT, #4) BY DREW HAYES

FIRST HERE'S THE COVER! (keep reading for the giveaway!)


Title: The Fangs of Freelance (Fred, the Vampire Accountant 4)

Author: Drew Hayes

Release Date: July 25, 2017

Pre-Order Link: Pre-order off the REUTS website and get it a weekend before everyone else! http://www.reuts.com/product/fangs-freelance-drew-hayes/

Back Cover Copy:

When Fred formed his own parahuman clan out of necessity, he understood that it was going to come with new responsibilities. Much as he hoped those tasks would center around extra paperwork and perhaps the occasional mandatory class, enough time around the supernatural has taught him to be ready for anything. Or so he thought.

As a freelance accountant for the Agency, Fred soon finds himself being tossed into new, unexpected, and perilous situations. From inventorying ghostly castles, to exploring unsettling amusement parks, to negotiating with dangerous mages, it seems there is no end to the uses for an accountant of Fred’s specialty. But dangerous as the new jobs are, the greatest threat may come from the past. An old enemy is making waves once more, an enemy who would go to great lengths to destroy Fred and everyone he loves. And this time, they've brought backup.

The fourth book in the hilarious series following Fred, the vampire accountant, and the misadventures he finds himself in.

Read the other books in this series:

#1: The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accountant: http://www.reuts.com/product/the-utterly-uninteresting-unadventurous-tales-of-fred-the-vampire-accountant-drew-hayes/

#2: Undeath & Taxes:
http://www.reuts.com/product/undeath-taxes-drew-hayes/

#3: Bloody Acquisitions:
http://www.reuts.com/product/bloody-acquisitions-drew-hayes/


Giveaway Text:
Enter to win a brand new Kindle fully-loaded with the entire REUTS collection (including The Fangs of Freelance!): http://www.reuts.com/new-website-kindle-giveaway-party-time-excellent/

BOOK SPOTLIGHT | Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton





Blurb


Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage -- an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire. A Children’s Story. For Adults.

“The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in years.”
Temple Emmet Williams, Author, former editor for Reader’s Digest


“Quirky, profane, disturbing… In the space between a few lines we go from hardscrabble realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip.”
    Evelyn Somers, The Missouri Review

. "…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse…tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…profound…a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy." -- Awesome Indies (Gold Medal)

“…sneaks up you and, before you know it, you are either laughing like crazy or crying in despair, but the one thing you won’t be is unmoved…a brilliant writer.” --Readers’ Favorite (Gold Medal)

“Rarity from the Hollow is an original and interesting story of a backwoods girl who saves the Universe in her fashion. Not for the prudish.” —Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author

“…Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find.” -- The Baryon Review

"…Brilliant satires such as this are genius works of literature in the same class as Orwell’s 'Animal Farm.' I can picture American Lit professors sometime in the distant future placing this masterpiece on their reading list." -- Marcha’s Two-Cents Worth

"…I know this all sounds pretty whack, and it is, but it's also quite moving. Lacy Dawn and her supporting cast - even Brownie, the dog - are some of the most engaging characters I've run across in a novel in some time…."  -- Danehy-Oakes, Critic whose book reviews often appear in the New York Review of Science Fiction

"… The author gives us much pause for thought as we read this uniquely crafted story about some real life situations handled in very unorthodox ways filled with humor, sarcasm, heartfelt situations and fun." -- Fran Lewis: Just Reviews/MJ Magazine

Half of author proceeds are donated to Children’s Home Society of West Virginia for the prevention of child maltreatment


 


Excerpts of Two Book Reviews – Gold Medal Awards

Awesome Indies:
“…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, only instead of the earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Lacy Dawn must…The author has managed to do what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse, and written about them with tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…Eggleton sucks you into the Hollow, dunks you in the creek, rolls you in the mud, and splays you in the sun to dry off. Tucked between the folds of humor are some profound observations on human nature and modern society that you have to read to appreciate…it’s a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.





Readers’ Favorite:

“…Full of cranky characters and crazy situations, Rarity From the Hollow sneaks up you and, before you know it, you are either laughing like crazy or crying in despair, but the one thing you won’t be is unmoved… Robert Eggleton is a brilliant writer whose work is better read on several levels. I appreciated this story on all of them.”

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/rarity-from-the-hollow


Purchase links:

Excerpt from Chapter 13

Mom I’d Like to Introduce You to My Fiancé”

Scene Prologue: At this point in the story, Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, is twelve years old. An android named DotCom (his name is a recurring pun throughout the novel) installed a port in her upper spine and has directly downloaded data into her brain for the last several years. His ship is hidden in a cave in the Woods behind the family’s house in the hollow. DotCom was sent to Earth to train and recruit Lacy Dawn to save the universe from an imminent threat, but was recalled due to slow performance. In this scene, DotCom has returned to Earth and Jenny, the mother, meets him for the first time. 

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            …..…Jenny (the mother) walked up the hill to Roundabend. She called Lacy Dawn's name every few yards. Her muddy tennis shoes slipped and slid.
            I hear her voice. Why won't she answer me? 
            “Sounds like she’s talking to someone,” Jenny said to the Woods. 
            Nobody responded. The trees weren't supposed to since Jenny was no longer a child. Her former best friends had made no long-term commitment beyond childhood victimization. They had not agreed to help her deal with domestic violence in adulthood. She hugged the closest tree.
            I will always love you guys. 
Jenny quickened her pace, stopped, and listened for human voices. A few yards later, she stopped again.   
            Now it sounds like she’s behind me instead of in front. 
            Jenny looked to the left of the path.
            There ain't no cave Roundabend, but there it is. 
            She walked toward the entrance. The voices grew louder and she looked inside. Lacy Dawn sat on a bright orange recliner. Tears streamed down her face.  Jenny ran to her daughter through a cave that didn't exit and into a blue light that did.
            “All right, you mother f**ker!”
            “Mom!” Lacy Dawn yelled. “You didn’t say, ‘It’s me’ like you're supposed to (a traditional announcement mentioned earlier in the story)."
            DotCom (the android) sat naked in a lotus position on the floor in front of the recliner.  Jenny covered Lacy Dawn with her body and glared at him.   
            "Grrrrr," emanated from Jenny.  It was a sound similar to the one that Brownie (Lacy Dawn's dog) made the entire time the food stamp woman was at their house.  It was a sound that filled the atmosphere with hate.  No one moved.  The spaceship’s door slid shut.
            “Mommmmmy, I can’t breathe. Get up.”
            “You make one move you sonofabitch and I’ll tear your heart out,” Jenny repositioned to take her weight off Lacy Dawn.
            Stay between them.
            “Mommy, he’s my friend. More than my friend, we’re going to get married when I'm old enough -- like when I turn fourteen. He’s my boyfriend -- what you call it -- my fiancé.” 
            “You been messin’ with my little girl you pervert!” Jenny readied to pounce. 
            “MOM!  Take a chill pill! He ain’t been messing with me. He’s a good person, or whatever. Anyway, he’s not a pervert. You need to just calm down and get off me.”
            Jenny stood up. DotCom stood up. Jenny’s jaw dropped.
            He ain't got no private parts, not even a little bump.   
            “DotCom, I’d like to introduce you to my mommy, Mrs. Jenny Hickman. Mommy, I’d like to introduce you to my fiancé, DotCom.”
            Jenny sat down on the recliner. Her face was less than a foot from DotCom’s crotch and she stared straight at it. It was smooth, hairless, and odor free.  
            “Mrs. Hickman, I apologize for any inconvenience that this misunderstanding has caused. It is very nice to meet you after having heard so much. You arrived earlier than expected. I did not have time to properly prepare and receive. Again, I apologize.” 
            I will need much more training if I'm ever assigned to a more formal setting than a cave, such as to the United Nations.
            “Come on, Mommy. Give him a hug or something.”      
            Jenny's left eye twitched. 
            DotCom put on clothing that Lacy Dawn had bought him at Goodwill. It hung a little loose until he modified his body. Lacy Dawn hugged her mother…    
            …(scene of Dwayne, the father, overheard by those in the spaceship while talking to himself)… “Besides, the transmitter was part of Daddy’s treatment. There're a lot of other things that he did to help fix Daddy. DotCom is like a doctor. You can see that Daddy has gotten better every day. And no, there ain’t no transmitter in you. DotCom figured you out like a good doctor and the only things wrong are a lack of opportunity and rotten teeth that poison your body. You don’t need no transmitter. He just gave you a few shots of ego boost. I don’t know what medicine that is, but I trust him. You ain't complained since the shots started -- not even with an upset stomach.”
            "He's a doctor?" Jenny asked.
            “What's your problem anyway?” Lacy Dawn asked. “I know.  You’re prejudiced. You told me that people have much more in common than they do that's different -- even if someone is a different color or religion, or from a different state than us. You told me to try to become friends because sometimes that person may need a good friend. Now, here you are acting like a butt hole about my boyfriend. You’re prejudiced because he’s different than us.”
            “Honey, he’s not even a person – that’s about as different as a boyfriend can get,” Jenny said.
            “So?”
            Mommy's right. Maybe I need a different argument.
            A fast clicking sound, a blur of motion, and a familiar smell assaulted them.
            "What's that?" Jenny asked. 
            She moved to protect her daughter from whatever threat loomed. Brownie, who had been granted 27 / 7 access to the ship, bounded over the orange recliner, knocked DotCom to the floor, licked DotCom’s face, and rubbed his head on Jenny’s leg. He then jumped onto the recliner and lay down. His tail wagged throughout. Jenny sat down on the recliner beside Brownie and looked at Lacy Dawn.
            “But, you were crying when I first came in. That thing was hurting you.” Jenny shook her finger at DotCom to emphasize a different argument against him.
            “Mommy, I'm so happy that I couldn’t help but cry. My man just came home from an out-of-state job. I didn't talk to him for a whole year. Before he left, he told me that he wasn’t even sure if he'd be able to come home. I still don’t know what happened while he was gone. We ain't had no chance to talk. All I know is that he's home and I'm sooooo happy.”
            “Your man came home from an out-of-state job?” Jenny patted Brownie on his head, some more and some more…. 
            It's unusual for a man to promise to come back home and ever be seen again. Brownie likes him and that's a good sign. Maybe she's right about him helping Dwayne. Something sure did and it wasn’t me. It is a nice living room. They've been together for a while and I ain't seen a mark on her. That's unusual too. He ain't got no private parts and that's another good thing. Hell, if I get in the middle, she’d just run off with him anyway. I'd better play it smart. I don't want to lose my baby. 
            “What about his stupid name?” Jenny asked.
            “I’ve got a stupid name, too. All the kids at school call me hick because my last name is Hickman.”
            “My name was given to me by my manager a very long time ago. It represents a respected tradition -- the persistent marketing of that which is not necessarily the most needed. I spam…,” DotCom said. 
            They both glared at him. 
            "Dwayne is sure to be home. I don’t want him to worry. Let’s go,” Jenny said. 
            “Okay, Mommy.”
            “I love you, DotCom,” Lacy Dawn stepped out the ship’s door, which had slid open. Brownie and Jenny were right behind her. 
            “I love you too,” DotCom said.
            Lacy Dawn and Jenny held hands and walked down the path toward home. The trees didn’t smile -- at least not so Jenny would notice. On the other hand, no living thing obstructed, intruded, or interfered with the rite.   
            Jenny sang to the Woods, “My little girl’s going to marry a doctor when she grows up, marry a doctor when she grows up, when she grows up.  My little girl’s going to marry a doctor when she grows up, marry a doctor when she grows up, when she grows up….”


~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~


Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment.

Public Author Contacts:

Saturday, 15 July 2017

STACKING THE SHELVES #8



Stacking The Shelves is hosted by  Tynga's Reviews and it's all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Hello Everyone!

Since I am taking part in the summer readathons I did end up getting some books this month so I am gonna show you my July Ebooks haul.
(Click on the links to go to the Goodreads pages of the mentioned books)


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I have already finished reading this one and I LOVED it!!


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I am currently reading this one and loving it!



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Excited to read this one. I like all her books so have high hopes!!

*Ebooks I received for reviews*



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Already read and reviewed. Loved it! Nice YA paranormal book.



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I loved this book. I have been wanting to read something by RaeAnne Thayne and it was a perfect start to her books, I feel. I have already reviewed this one too. I have even received Sugar Pine Trail, the next novel in the series but its review is due in September so its a long wait.



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This is next on my list as the review is due soon!



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I am not very sure about this one as its Thriller and it ain't my jam but I am gonna give this one a try!


These are my new addition to my shelf this week. I would love to know yours so comment your post links down below! 
Also just customized my blog theme, let me know if you like it! :)

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY / CAN'T WAIT WEDNESDAY #42 | READY TO RUN (I DO, I DON'T, #1) BY LAUREN LAYNE


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books that we are excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they are books that are yet to be released as well. It's based on "Waiting On" Wednesday hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

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Title: Ready to Run (I do, I don't #1)
(Click on the title to know more about it on Goodreads.)
 Author:  Lauren Layne
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction
Publication Date:  August 22nd, 2017


Goodreads Summary:

The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.

I'm waiting because...


I really enjoy reading Lauren Layne's books, they're sweet, short and fun. I like her writing and the synopsis sounds pretty good so I am curious to see what this new series brings us

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

INTRODUCTORY POST | SUMMER TBR WIPEOUT 2017

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I always get excited when there's a readathon involved. You just get so much reading done and get motivated! I especially love this one 'cause it's two months long and it's hosted by one of my favourite bloggers, Olivia!


Now since I'm hosting a week long readathon on IG I am gonna count those books in this readathon too 'cause I'm not only reading those books in this month itself but the remaining books which I don't get to in my readathon I'll continue reading them later in this month too.

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Some of them are series and some of them are single books which I want to read so you can find my proper tbr on goodreads here. 

Monday, 3 July 2017

SUMMER READATHON 2017 | POST #2

I am hosting a weeklong readathon challenge with my IG friend Mellisa. I am going to be posting photos on IG for the readathon and thought I would do some blog posts as well. 

DAY 3: Past, Current and Next
I finished reading Kiss the Sky and it was AMAZING! As I'm writing this, I have finished and reviewed Serenity Harbor and I love it as well. Now I have started reading Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas.


BOOK REVIEW ~ SERENITY HARBOR (HAVEN POINT, #6) BY RAEANNE THAYNE | BLOG TOUR

IS THERE REALLY SUCH A THING AS A LIFE-CHANGING KISS? 

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FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER 

RAEANNE THAYNE 

ON SALE: July 2017


In the town of Haven Point, love can be just a wish — and one magical kiss — away… 

Computer-tech millionaire Bowie Callahan is about the last person that schoolteacher Katrina Bailey wants to work for. As far as she can see, he’s arrogant, entitled and not up to the task of caring for his young half brother, Milo. But Kat is, especially if it brings her closer to her goal of adopting an orphaned little girl. And as her kindness and patience work wonders with Milo, she realises there’s more to sexy, wary Bo. 

Bo never imagined he’d be tasked with caring for a sibling he didn’t know existed. Then again, he never pictured himself impulsively kissing vibrant, compassionate Katrina in the moonlight. Now he’s ready to make her dream of family come true…and hoping there’s room in it for him, too.



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My Rating - 4 stars!


My Review:

This is the first book I got to read by RaeAnne Thayne. Being a fan of small town romance fan, I immediately clicked accept for this review and I am glad I did because I absolutely loved it! This is the 6th installment in the series but it can be read as standalone.

Serenity Harbor is a story of Katrina Bailey, a school teacher and Bowie Callahan, computer tech genius. Bowie's six year old brother Milo works as faith and gets these two from different worlds together. Milo has autism and Bo has no idea how to deal with little kids let alone with one with special needs even though he loves him dearly. So when Kat comes into their lives, Bo is desperate and ready to do anything to hire her as a nanny until autism specialist arrives in few weeks. What started strictly as temporary, Bowie isn't sure either he or Milo is ready to part with her just yet.

Katrina Bailey is not like her old self as much as people in the town still believe her to be. After going to South America and meeting Gabi, she feels like she has found the meaning to her life and needs to do everything to adopt her daughter. She is back in town for her sister, Wyona's wedding and wants to go back to adopt Gabi as soon as possible to give her daughter a proper life. But until then she can't help but accept the job to look after Milo. Milo wins her heart soon enough and so does his older brother Bowie. The struggle gets real when its time to leave.

It was a sweet and clean romance. Kat is really good with the kids and she proves that people can change for better. I really enjoyed reading Kat and Bo's story and the cameo's of other characters has me intrigued wanting to read all the previous stories. I recommend it to all who enjoy Jill Shalvis, Robyn Carr, Kristen Higgins and Nora Roberts kind of authors.

*A copy was provided for blog tour in exchange for an honest review*


~about author~

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. Her love affair started as soon as she learned to read, when she used to devour anything she could get her hands on: cereal boxes, encyclopedias, the phone book, you name it! She loves the way words sound, the way they look on the page and the amazing way they can be jumbled together in so many combinations to tell a story. Her love of reading and writing those words led her to a fifteen-year career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and editor. Through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best. She sold her first book in 1995 and since then she’s published more than 40 titles. Her books have won many honors, including three RITA® Award nominations from the Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews. RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com

Publicity Contacts: Sarah Burningham • Little Bird Publicity • sarah@littlebirdpublicity.com • 917-546-6866 Claire McLaughlin • Little Bird Publicity • claire@littlebirdpublicity.com • 920-222-1289 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

SUMMER READATHON 2017

I am hosting a weeklong readathon challenge with my IG friend Mellisa. I am going to be posting photos on IG for the readathon and thought I would do blog posts as well. 

DAY 1: Books TBR.
I have 6 novels and 2 novellas on my tbr. I might not end up reading them all but I wanted to reach 5 books mark in 7 days and wanted some choices lol.

(Click on the titles for Goodreads summary links.)