Monday, November 28, 2016

Book Review: Insert Groom Here

Insert Groom HereInsert Groom Here by K.M. Jackson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Eva and Aiden started out being sure of who they were and what they wanted. Then, their inexplicable chemistry took them on a new adventure that had me smiling, laughing and even a little misty-eyed. Aiden and Eva bought wanted different things in life until they realized that all they really needed and wanted was each other. It was a feel-good read that made my heart smile. K.M. Jackson has a unique voice. The title was creative, although the cover was just okay for me. I also think both of them were too strong willed to let things play out that long and what race was Aiden? I wondered that throughout the entire story. I hope Cori and Carter get a story. I definitely plan on reading more of her. 3.5 stars.
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About the Book

Eva Ward has won a lavish wedding on the nation’s hottest morning show and can’t wait to kick off her happily-ever-after in style. Too bad her fiancĂ© backs out on-air—and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, down to the last couch-kicking moment. The only way Eva can save face and keep her perfect nuptial plans on track is to star in a new “find-a-groom” reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in one month means ignoring her handsome new producer—none other than Aidan himself—and getting their instant, exasperating attraction out of her system…

Eva soon finds there’s a lot more to Aidan than freewheeling charm. But one glimpse of his caring side can’t make up for off-camera politics, Aidan’s own secrets—or Eva’s fear that they’re too different to ever trust each other. So it’s time for her to flip this script, write twists no one will see coming—and risk her heart to get the real thing…

Release Date: December 27, 2016
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Book Review: Love A Little by Rhonda McKnight and Sherri Lewis

Love A Little (A Jordan Family Story)Love A Little by Rhonda McKnight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What happens when you put two amazing storytellers together? You get a page-turner like Love a Little. I met Cree before in the Jordan series and I couldn't wait to get her story. I wasn't prepared for the fast-paced, crazy shenanigans in Love A Little. There is an airplane scene that was so vivid, that I felt every moment - I laughed, I squirmed, I rolled my eyes and I smiled with Cree during her moments of tenderness. I also met Wayne and David and both men had me feeling two very different reactions. A takeaway for me as a single woman is that what God has for you is yours. Time, Space and Circumstance cannot interfere with God plans. A satisfying conclusion had my heart smiling. Kudos to Rhonda and Sherri for their collaboration! I am now eagerly anticipating Dream A Little as I am given a sneak peek at the end of the book.

About the Book

Serial dater, Cree Jordan, has lovephobia, but she's going to have to get over it soon because she's on an 8-hr flight to Paris stuck sitting between the only two men she's ever loved. A flight cancellation leaves them stranded in the "City of Love" for 24 hours. Will she be able to get over her past to let herself love again?

Release Date: October 26, 2016
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Book Review: I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Found YouI Found You by Lisa Jewell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In I Found You, the story unfolds slowly. You are taken into the past and the future. About halfway through, you begin to connect the dots. You learn about Frank, Graham, Kirsty and Lily and how they are all connected. You meet an unlikely heroine, Alice, an imperfect mother-of-three who is perfect for Frank. The storyline of memory loss was believable and the redemption at the end was rewarding. Finished it in a day.

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 About the Book

A young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnesiac man of dubious origin lie at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell’s next suspenseful drama that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Paula Hawkins.

In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.

Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed.

Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just that he’s playing the role of protective older brother.

Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel, filled with the “beautiful writing, believable characters, pacey narrative, and dark secrets” (London Daily Mail) that make Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

Release Date: July 14, 2016
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Book Review: Craving by Helen Hardt

Craving (Steel Brothers Saga, #1)Craving by Helen Hardt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this read. I am interested in knowing more of Talon's story. The Steel men sounds like a dream. Talon is tormented and determined not to fall in love. But, he knows he can't let go of Jade. Jade meets a need he didn't know he had. They had some hot scenes so get ready for it. Craving ended on a cliffhanger though with more promised in the book Obsession. I wished it had wrapped up in this story.

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About the Book
After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off. 
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy. 
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart. 

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Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great ThingsSmall Great Things by Jodi Picoult
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A MUST-READ. I can't speak enough about this book! I was riveted from beginning to end. Reading Ruth's, Turk's and Kennedy's real and honest portrayal of racism and it's lasting impact will stay with me for some time. An amazing, well-crafted novel with some surprises and a satisfying conclusion is what you'll get from Small Great Things. Read the Author's note!!!

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Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.

Release Date: October 11, 2016
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Book Reviews: The Twilight Wife and Over the Edge

The Twilight WifeThe Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The storyline kept me enthralled until the end. It had a unique twist and nothing I guessed or imagined prepared me for the truth. Experiencing memory loss is scary and the additional drama the character when through made for a heart-pounding tale. Enjoyed it!

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About the Book 
From bestselling author A.J. Banner comes a dazzling new novel of psychological suspense in the vein of S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep and Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl that questions just how much we can trust the people around us. Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob. But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions—or are they memories?—of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends. As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep readers enthralled through the final, shocking twist. 

Release Date: December 27, 2016
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Over the Edge by Meredith Wild
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Over the Edge (Bridge, #3)Whew! Can we say hot? This is my first book from this author and the first I've read a story involving a love triangle like this. I had no idea when I began the unique love story I was about to read. It isn't easy finding your way in a powerful family. Olivia had overprotective brothers and watchful parents. She had to stand up for herself and the men she loved. I had no idea I would be rooting for them to make it, but that is what happens when you have an author gifted enough to tell the tale. If an author is able to take you out your comfort zone into a genre you wouldn't normally read and keep you glued, then kudos to that author!

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About the Book
Olivia Bridge has always been a good girl—good grades, good friends, and a good job that her wealthy parents handed her. Desperate to carve out a life that is truly hers, Liv walks away from it all and takes on the challenge of helping her brothers open a chain of fitness centers in New York City. Just as she’s beginning to find her footing in a new place, she’s caught between two men who couldn’t be more determined to turn all her goodness inside out.

Will Donovan has the capital to make the Bridge brothers’ entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Taking their uptight sister to bed seems a reasonable perk for the risk. Liv is the smartest, sexiest prude Will’s ever met, and he can’t wait to break her down.

Life is too short for Ian Savo to play by anyone’s rules. Sharing women with his best friend isn’t anything new, so when Will introduces him to Liv, he can’t wait to get a taste. But falling for the same girl, or falling at all, was never in the plans...

Release Date: November 22, 2016
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Write Now Literary is pleased to present Soul Post 30 Days of Inspiration with Author Bryetta Calloway on her book release tour November 17, 2016.
Genre:  Inspirational/Self-Help
Publication Date: November 21, 2016
ISBN-10: 0692797661
ISBN-13: 978-0692797662
About The Book 
Soul Posts features the most powerful and popular Soul Stuff posts from Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway, featuring never-before-published posts from her ever-growing blog ( for women of faith, women who create, and women who lead. From her work as an artist and creative, Bryetta has built an online community that is becoming a must-join relevant space for women who consider themselves artists, believers, and creative entrepreneurs. With her pointed yet poetically gilded prose, growing presence on stages across the country, and original music she has cultivated a unique point-of-view that resonates with every fan following her across multiple digital platforms. Through social media (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook), Bryetta connects with her fellow creatives on a daily basis, sharing insights of her life with her posts, videos, and images. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Bryetta’s favorite Soul Stuff posts in one volume—from her advice for “Winners Who Quit” to her clarion call to foster “Hope in a Time of Cynicism” and cultivating “Community over Contention: The Fight Against Female Jealousy”—she provides readers with a raw and honest look into the musings of her soul in an effort to empower you to share yours.
About The Author 
A Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway is happily following wherever her inspiration leads. Her love of faith, art and social connection has Bryetta creating and documenting regularly, both in the digital space and in person. Soul Posts is a tribute to every innovatHER, creatHER, and leadHER who has joined her on the Soul Stuff journey.
Hope is My Birthright, Not A Feeling.
Emotions can become so intense and overwhelming that you will feel pulled undertow by the sheer weight of them. Sadness covers you, fear tracks your every step, frustration pushes against you, stress seems to smother you. You feel surrounded, backed into a corner. Your fight or flight response kicks in like wounded prey. No matter that nothing appears to have changed, or maybe BECAUSE NOTHING seems to have changed. Whatever the impetus, you feel the rhythm of your heart uptick as you paddle against the waves of hopelessness. Desperate to seek an intravenous injection of hope. You turn your head away from the world, and you go chasing after that feeling of relief, assuredness, security. Desperate to find respite from the noise of everyday life.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Welcome! Dr. Dyoni Cole

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce I See You… You Cannot Hide, Virtual Book Tour with author Dr. Dyoni Cole, on November 14-25, 2016.
Book Released: September 26, 2016
Genre: Self-help, Non Fiction, Inspirational

About The Book
I See You… You Cannot Hide is a book about self-deception, deceit, shame, and rejection. Dr. Dyoni exposes her truth by sharing a life changing situation that was designed to destroy her. The goal of this book is to help others who are currently going through or recently went through some type of devastating situation and for those who are tired of vicious cycles of self-destruction. This book really speaks to those who desperately want to be free, but feel stuck, lost, and torn between good and evil.

About The Author
Dr. Dyoni Cole is president of Dyoni, Inc., a consulting organization that specializes in leadership development in the areas of Education, Management, Organizational Leadership, and Dance Leadership.
Dr. Dyoni has a passion to see others exceed their own expectations and reach high levels of excellence. She believes in going beyond the call of duty to help others maximize their full potential and become effective while advancing to the next level.
Dr. Dyoni received her doctorate from Argosy University in Business Administration with a focus on management and organizational leadership. She received her MBA from University of Phoenix and is currently earning a MS in Psychology.
Dr. Dyoni lives by the words “Always be a student of your craft, as each day is an opportunity to LEARN, to LOVE, and to DANCE.”

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Dyoni Cole
1. She is the only child 
2. She was bullied in elementary school 
3. She never thought about writing a book until she started writing her book
4. It took her 3 years to publish her book 
5. She is longsuffering, but when enough is enough… It’s a wrap!!!
6. She loves football 
7. Her favorite movie is “Ever After” with Drew Barrymore
8. She received her BA in Political Science at Fresno State University 
9. As a child, she played the violin 
She does not like her food to touch  

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