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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Rene D. Schultz



Please let me introduce you to Rene D. Schultz. I was given the chance to read this book of hers she has been sitting on for 7 years! I feel she has been hiding her talent under a bushel. My friend Philomena has the chance to read this first as I was reading a subsequent book. She raved a lot about it, and even rang me up about it! She said this was one I would love to read, she was NOT wrong.

I have been on a rollercoaster of emotions with this read, happy tears, sad tears. Each character became family, pulling at my heart strings. 

In my humble opinion, there are "writers" and there are "authors", for me, Rene is most definitely an AUTHOR. She has the ability to allow each character to breathe, to develop in such a way they become quite real. I felt that there was a Maggie, Rand, Lucy and Damon out there somewhere. Reading through it I just saw how they must have been when they were children, each brought something to the group. I can't tell you too much because I would be spoiling it.

So I am going to introduce the author too and a bit about her. I have had the pleasure [and believe me, it has been a great pleasure] to chat to her online and in our 2Authors Promote Group on Facebook. Humble charming lady, I really do not think she knows her worth as a writer. In turn, I love that humbleness about her. 

Please Please, buy this book, make a gift of this book to your friends, I am not on commission and urging you to buy this for that reason lol I am saying, you won't regret it. Tearjerker, bit of a love story growing, the life time strength of friendships made, touching emotions that you never knew you had, this authors has strengths, stick with her. 

PURCHASE IT HERE



  My name is Rene D. Schultz and I’m the author of, “Bishop Street.” It’s been my pleasure to meet Philomena and Sue on, “2-Friends- promote your book with us.”
   I’m divorced, and I live in a small community just north of Los Angeles, where I raised my two sons. I love to garden, try new recipes, take lots of pictures, and occasionally I enjoy a glass of wine with dear friends. I started reading after my first son was born. And then, ten years ago, I picked up a pen, found a pad of paper, and began to write my first novel. For seven years, I’ve been selfishly hanging on to “Bishop Street,” in fear of rejection and criticism. Then finally, with a lot of pressure from family and friends, I made the decision to release it three weeks ago. The amazing response from readers and reviewers has been overwhelming.  
   Bishop Street is my debut novel and I want my readers to enjoy my upbeat style, my imaginative and character driven voice, and my abundant ability at storytelling. I thrive on developing strong storylines that showcase today’s contemporary problems and lifestyles. “Bishop Street” is a heartwarming and redemptive novel, that captures the complex relationships between four orphans, and their lifetime of challenges. Join Maggie on her journey as she goes in search of her three friends.

cover revealed

THIS IS THE COVER REVEALED FOR Protect me! Isn't it lovely

PROTECT ME by Jennifer Culbreth 
Coming August 1st 2013

I was lucky to be given an ARC by the author, you are in for a lovely surprise when this goes LIVE in August. Its a MUST read. I'm a very fussy reader, I just can't help it, but maybe because I have been reading seriously since the age of 16 [other than school books that you HAVE to read lol] and I am now 56 almost  I suppose I have read loads of books, this being said, I have come out of the closet and read a wider range of genres now. And thanks to Phil my read in crime, she has encouraged me by telling me about certain books she's enjoyed which I have later gone on to enjoy just as much.

So.....with that being said, this book by this lovely talented author is one you must not miss out on. I really enjoyed it  it was a pleasure to read.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Urban Writer Fanita Pendleton


Born and raised in Oakland California, Fanita Pendleton relocated to Norfolk Virginia during her senior year in high school, and has called the magnificent city home ever since. Fanita began her career as a Juvenile Probation Officer and later worked in Adult Probation before taking a short break to pursue her love of teaching as a Criminal Justice Instructor at a local technical college. Recently Fanita stepped back into law enforcement, and is now a Parole Officer.
An avid reader, Fanita holds a special place in her heart for the unsung genre of Urban Crime and Urban Romance Dramas, and in her youth, devoured the works of such greats as Donald Goines, and Iceberg Slim. She is an author with SBR Publications and a card carrying member of The Bank Roll Squad #TBRS Family.
Fanita received her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy University, as well as a Bachelors in Sociology from Langston University, and her Associates in Communications from Luzerne County Community College. She enjoys shooting pool, both for league and leisure, and catching a football, or basketball game with her son, the inspiration of her dreams.




SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS NEVER PART 1 SYNOPSIS



When Lawrence “GOD” Dunbar was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and on kingpin drug charges, twins Monique and Dominique set the seven cities on fire. Highly equipped to run the kingdom that GOD built, they take over his criminal empire determined to annihilate everyone who ever thought about bringing their father down.

Agent Lucinda Beverly has her own agenda for the demise of the man the world calls “GOD” and she will stop at nothing to see his empire crumble.

Dollar Bill, GOD’s little brother believes he should by birth be next in line to inherit the empire and plans on killing anything in his path to get it, family or not.

Enter into a world where revenge is deadly and family loyalty is lethal.
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SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS NEVER PART 2 SYNOPSIS

Give me loyalty or Give me DEATH!!!!!

Dollar Bill is back and still coming for the crown. He links up with his exiled uncle, Devin “Dro” Dunbar and cousin Demetrious “Tank” Dunbar and together they take the gun play to another level.

Jail couldn’t hold Lawrence “GOD” Dunbar and now that he’s out, the streets are about to feel his wrath. The fate of his seeds, Monique and Dominique; has him determined to paint the streets red. But there are some complications, what could those be?

The Alphabet Boys are still on their quest to dismantle “GOD’s” entire operation. They have a new plan and new players all with one goal in mind.

Welcome back to a world where the only thing loyal is Death.

Fast paced and enthralling

I was gifted this book by the author.

I've not heard of David E Temple before, so was intrigued by the write up on Amazon and Good Reads, so I accepted the offer to read it. I must emphasise that I didn't know this book was a sequel to a previous book. Maybe that's why I felt a little lost at the beginning, but around half way through I was well into it. It didn't matter much that I had not read the previous book to this by then as I was unfolding the dialogue as I went along. 

Its a fast moving story. I found myself in once scene only for the next chapter to throw me back into the Pastoral family that was not at all how most come across. It was a delight to see that Christians are not always infallible and need help, and not from God at times.

The book kept my attention through out. I read this within 2 days simply because I am laid up at the moment after injuring my knee so plenty of time to read. Its over 700 pages and none of them boring, let me assure you of that!

Would I read another book by this author, yes I would.

Friday, 26 July 2013

PROTECT ME by Jennifer Culbreth 
Coming August 1st 2013

I was lucky to be given an ARC by the author, you are in for a lovely surprise when this goes LIVE in August. Its a MUST read. I'm a very fussy reader, I just can't help it, but maybe because I have been reading seriously since the age of 16 [other than school books that you HAVE to read lol] and I am now 56 almost  I suppose I have read loads of books, this being said, I have come out of the closet and read a wider range of genres now. And thanks to Phil my read in crime, she has encouraged me by telling me about certain books she's enjoyed which I have later gone on to enjoy just as much.

So.....with that being said, this book by this lovely talented author is one you must not miss out on. I really enjoyed it  it was a pleasure to read.

Lovely quite read in the garden


I was given this book as a gift from the author.

I really loved the concept of this book. Returning to her home in Somerset, which is around my home town so was happy to read this and see if I could spot anything that I knew that may be mentioned in this book.

Inheriting part of the Vineyard was not something she wanted to befall her, but she had a year to prove herself. Of course with Dominic being the male she had to work alongside it was inevitable that a love affair would ensue and this was seen from my reviewers point of view right away.

It was a nice read though, no surprises, but a nice pleasant summer read in the garden, and yes, I would recommend this book.

Not really but sort of read, but concept was good


I was given this book as an ARC and have just read it. I had read what the book was about and was looking forward to reading it.

I think it was interesting, the concept very good, I can only give it 3 stars due to the fact its not really my kind of genre. If it is your, then I urge you to read it as its well written and flows well.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Tear Jerker based on a true event

I was privileged to be gifted this book Cracks In the Side
walk by the author. I haven't read any of Bette Lee Crosby's books before, why? is what I need to ask myself! This author has been firmly planted upon my favourite authors list.

What can I say about Cracks In the Side
walk. Well, it was my type of reading material. I could get into this story within the first chapter, and for me, this is a good sign that an author can draw me in, its means to me that I know I am going to stay glued with this book. 

I didn't realize the storyline was based upon a real true story. This brought this poignant story home to me even more. I really felt for all of the people in it, all except Jeffrey. How can you stay married to a rogue, unfeeling, selfish SOAB, I couldn't have.

Of course I felt for the Mother of the children so badly, I walk in her footsteps, felt every inch of her pain. 

As for the Grandparents, I've seen my Mother go through life not having access to one of her grandchildren and the pain, heartbreak and anguish this has caused. So not only did they loose one precious gift, they were on the verge of loosing them too.

At the end of this book I had to keep drying my eyes, and in the mist of my tears I finished the last page.

Bette Lee Crosby, you got me! I was in floods of tears at the end and found it hard to choose the next book. Whatever am I going to read next that is going to match this.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Charming and fun to read

What an absolutely charming book.

I was lucky to have this sent to my home address by the author as a gift. I opened the packaged and browsed through it with the intention of sitting down and enjoying it later. I couldn't find it! There was laughter coming from my 30 yr old daughters bedroom, and I knew she had no one but a budgie in there! that is where I tracked my book down.

We were taking it in turns to read out the jokes, and as for the words DING DONG they will forever remain in my memory and recall that joke in this book, to name but a few.

My son picked it up when he came in from work, he was reading out sections to my husband.

I can honestly say this is a well thought out book, its not like any other joke book I have come across, as its written very carefully and thoughtfully as to subject matter too.

Well done Brian Cosgrove for bringing some laughter into my home

Sunday, 21 July 2013

This weeks Author features David Dennis

When his cousin Darlene wrote and directed a TV-pilot entitled "Brett Cornell, Unscrupulous" which involved how the Brett Cornell comedy-mystery series came into being, the author David D. D'Aguanno (also known as David Dennis) decided that it was high time that he dusted off his old manuscripts, reworked them, and went the self-publishing route that so many other authors had been doing in recent years.

And so, nine "Brett books" appeared, one after the other, on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble -- all nine books featuring a hard-boiled, wise-cracking detective (Brett Cornell) who prides himself on being 100% unscrupulous and the proud possessor of what he affectionately refers to as his "Adonis-like features" -- although he would be hard put to tell you exactly what an Adonis is! . . .Just as he often rambles on and on about the Himalayas, but has no idea what or where they are. . .And just as the thought of drinking orange juice without any pulp in it is enough to drive a major wedge up his gazebo (as he calls it).

In the meantime, he manages to get involved in some pretty hairy and often outlandish predicaments, and is called upon to solve a murder here and there, usually in an effort to exonerate HIMSELF, as he seems to have a predisposition for sticking his nose (and other "accoutrements") in all the wrong places!

To be sure, he's no Shirley Holmes (as he claims), and in "Brett Gets Hammered" he even relies on the precocious resources of a five-year-old child in order to solve the crime.

On the other hand -- as one 5-star reviewer asserts in reviewing "Brett Always Wins" -- "I hate to love Brett!"

The nine books in the series can each be read as a stand-alone novel; however, reading them in order would allow dedicated readers to follow the so-called intricacies of his on-again/off-again relationship with Miss Ginger Crenshaw who inexplicably has fallen in love with The Unscrupulous One himself!

To sum up the series, according to a 5-star reviewer of "Brett Gets Hammered" --


"Don't let the silly titles fool you, these Brett novels are jam-packed with interesting situations and characters, riveting action, and surprisingly, tons of complex human interaction. And of course they are hilarious. Over the top? Yes. But that is how the series was designed, for those that missed that point."

The 9 Brett books, in order, are as follows:

#1 - Poolside with Brett
#2 - Brett Aerobicizes
#3 - Brett Always Wins
#4 - Wedding Bells for Brett
#5 - Brett Enters the Square Circle
#6 - Brett Gets Hammered
#7 - It's All Brett's Fault
#8 - Beach Bum Brett
#9 - Don't Mess with Brett
#10 - ? ? ?




You can visit Brett here: http://brettcornell.blogspot.com
All nine "Brett books" can be found on Amazon, here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_11?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=david%20d.%20d'aguanno&sprefix=David+D.+D'%2Cdigital-text%2C215&rh=i%3Adigital-text%2Ck%3Adavid%20d.%20d'aguanno


In an almost complete about-face, David's "alter-ego" (known as David Dennis) has contributed to the literary fiction genre with his "magnum opus" -- "Why She Left Us" -- in which he experiments with the timeline so as to contrast the events of the summer of 1985 with their aftermath and the impact those events had on the lives of various characters in the novel.

He also adopts the technique of telling the story, using 5 different narrators, 4 of whom are female, in an attempt to allow the reader to view the events of the story from five different perspectives.

On the other hand, a few key characters are not given narratives of their own, but as one reviewer put it: 



"There is one more main character, Wayne, who deals with grief and loss through silence, and so his voice is missing - which in itself makes a loud statement."

You can visit this facebook page if you want to learn more about "Why She Left Us": http://www.facebook.com/WhySheLeftUs

Here's its link on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Why-She-Left-Us-ebook/dp/B00AHYQ7LA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1364640830&sr=1-1&keywords=why+she+left+us

Saturday, 20 July 2013


I was given this book to read by the author in exchange for an honest review

A friend of mine read this book and I loved her review, so begged to read this book. I am so happy she agreed for me to read this. I really felt for both the people in this book, the girl from one angle and the man from the other, so difficult to say what I would have done in this situation. What situation? you will have to read this to find out.

I think the author tackled this subject very very well indeed. What subject? You will have to read this and find out

Having not read any of Nikki Walkers books before, I was interested when she offered me this book for a true and honest review, its the kind of books I lean towards. But as an 'unknown' author to me, I wasn't sure what to expect.

I didn't just like this book I loved it. Its very thought provoking, forgiveness is one of the hardest thing that mankind deal with on a daily basis, that and pride. I found myself questioning any beliefs that I may hold, and putting myself into the personalities that Nikki has created who became real people to me.

Thoroughly enjoyed this read and would read more.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Melissa Foster

I was given this book as an ARC advanced copy. I'd never read any of Melissa's books before so was wondering what I'd find.
I'm not a Mills & Boon type of reader and too much chic lit doesn't have too much of an appeal to me, so was hoping it was in between this at least. 
I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was nothing like what I thought it was going to be.

One of the sisters is in line at a Cafe where the young man in front turns around just as she is trying to peek over his shoulder to see how long the queue was, his elbow hit her in the nose causing her to bleed. While mopping her up, a waitress hands him a napkin and as she bends, the sister see's him looking at the waitress chest. Straight away she judges him to be a womaniser which turns out to be true. He has some pretty heaty confrontations sexually in some unusual places. 

Things do change though and the book settles down where everything comes together as a really good story.

I read this very quickly as I couldn't sleep in the summer heat so stayed up reading, I am glad I did as I can highly recommend this book. 

I will be seeking Melissa Fosters other books out

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Love it, love it,

I am so glad we got to open a group on Facebook for authors or I wouldn't have come across this lovely book, or this lovely author. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I give nothing else, but, honestly.

When I read inside about the storyline, it intrigued me right away, the cover is lovely too and good on the eye, to me, that's important. Not as important as the inside reading material though. 

Its not nice to read about the abuse of a young girl at the hands of these awful men, but as the story unfolds, its not all about Phoebe, its then about the Mother. Then when an incident occurs and and another person get's involved in the equation with her children, its all about them, or is it?

I was so enthralled throughout this book I messaged the author to tell her how much I loved it, truly loved it. I was raving on our authors promote group on Facebook. Urging people to get this and read it. The write up doesn't do it justice, however, if more was said, it would give away plots, and that wouldn't be good.

E L Farris handles a delicate subject very well. Angles from not only Pheobe the child but the Mother and her guilt, her work, her ethics. Cassandra who you will later meet in the story also has had problems in the past which make this 'case' for her more recent and brings back all kinds of memories, bad memories.

The ending was not as I expected at all. I was waiting for a verdict, but it didn't happen because of........[not telling *wink*] and although I gathered who they were looking for in the later pages, it REALLY wasn't until almost at the end it became apparent if I was right or not.

I cannot enthuse about this book enough. This is my full and honest review. 
I can't wait to read more of her books, she truly has a great talent in story telling and making characters become part of you daily life, hourly life even, whilst you are reading it. I found myself questioning so many things, or events, how would I handle this, what would I have done. 

Superb job! Well written, well laid out, format perfect on Kindle. Loved it.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Featuring Author Karina Kantas


Queen of biker fiction: Hard-edged urban thrillers; A New Genre of Fiction

Karina Kantas felt there was a hole missing in the book market. As a teenager she wanted to read hard-edged novels. A story that contained violence, drugs, as well as the romance and friendship.
"I believe that this genre of fiction is still needed today. Readers want conflict, action. They enjoy rebel-type fiction; and want to sympathize with the characters in the story. I know there is a place in the market for this type of book."
I think when I first read this they wrongly put it in the graphic novels section ie comic section. so I was a bit hesitant to read it but I’d gotten the name off the internet as a good read so I read it. it’s amazing. I totally loved the rawness of it. The ending was sad in my opinion though. I think the first time I read it I actually cried! Review: US
In Times of Violence is Karina's first published novel.

Her second novel Lawless Justice an urban thriller about a group of women biker vigilantes that run Northampton in the UK. Lawless Justice is a fan favourite.
If you’re sitting in a bar in lower London, and six beautiful women enter dressed in black leather, check out their back as they walk by. If the image of a cat’s paw print is present, sit down, shut up, and respectful enjoy the view. The Kittnz have arrived. These six motorcycle riding felines can either hook you up, or knock you out, your choice. Karina has given us a book that will keep you entertained page after page. The Kittnz, a group of motorcycle riding self-appointed vigilantes, roam the streets of London doing what the cops can't. They serve up Lawless Justice. This is a great book that you will read until you’re finished. Great job Karina!” Review: UK

Next came Huntress a sequel to In Times of Violence, but also a book that can stand on its own. This was picked up by a publisher, but is now realised back to author and only available as an e-book.
This is the second of Karina's books I have read (I read Lawless Justice at the end of last year) and when I get through a few of the books on the shelf (I buy them faster than I read them) I’ll certainly get another. I'm not going to write a review that gives away the story’s ending but generally the book is about a young female journalist who infiltrates an outlaw biker gang to get revenge for her uncle’s murder. It is well written and descriptive, you can almost imagine being there and is the type of book that’s very easy to read and hard to put down. I will definitely be reading more of her books in the future.” Review: UK

Her last published thriller is Road Rage.
First of all I must say that this is not really my normal read but decided to give it a go. I found it gripping. The Story of Gem who leaves a Motorcycle club and the trouble it has brought to her life. She has settled away from it all and leading as normal a life as possible despite from both physical & mental scars from her past. She meets Shep a member of Rage and is drawn into the club with life threatening consequences. A riveting read.” Review: US
A published writer of exciting new fiction, she has over thirty pieces of work published online and printed journals.
As well as writing exciting urban thrillers, she is a versatile writer of all genres, a past book reviewer for Future Fire and also a freelance journalist for several magazines.

Heads & Tales is a collection of short stories that will delight fright and leave you questioning your sanity. Her short story Crossed from the collection Heads & Tales won first prize in an international short story contest.

Stone Cold is a YA supernatural thriller

Karina has just released her new collection UNDRESSED.
Currently she is working on a two- book fantasy series called Illusional Reality.

Face book fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karina-Kantas/31754864225
All her books can be bought in either paperback or e-book format.

Friday, 12 July 2013

I would like to introduce this up and coming author. I have recently read a short story by him called You'll be sorry. It took me only 2 hours to read, but its body content was full to the brim. This has urged me on to add this above book GLADSTONE [which I am told will become a series as he has lots to tell]. 

Its on my TBR list and not far down either! I am really looking forward to reading this. At the moment one of his books is free to download, the short story, if you love this, you will surely want to read more from this author.

You will find a link to his page on Amazon HERE
This is my current read


I was lucky to get this copy from the Publishers in exchange for an honest review. 

I didn't realize that there was a book 1 in this series, but for me, this didn't matter as it seemed just as good as a stand alone book.

There is someone preying on pregnant woman, cutting them and taking out the baby from their wombs. Leaving them to die and the taking the baby, all are almost full term pregnancies.

McKenzie McClendon is on the trail of finding him, its a search that takes many turns, leaves you gasping for breathe and shouting "get him/her, get him/her" or "oh no, not another victim".

I thoroughly enjoyed this books. I do like a good thriller!



I was gifted this book for an honest review.

I have the authors reputation in mind and mine as a reviewer. I found this book very hard going at the start, but by the time I got halfway through, it all started to pull together, there is a LOT of content in this book to get your head around, its not a 'put down and pick up book' you have to stay with it. Its very intense, in a good way, not a bad way. I personally think you need to lock yourself into a room at the beginning of the story to make sure you've taken in all that is in the first few chapters, its not something that is light reading. 

The characters are very well thought out. Its not a one of those light reads, but it certainly is one you have to get your 'teeth' into.
This book was gifted to me by the author.

Thank you Jackie for allowing me to read your book. 

I could get into this book right away, its a love story no less in my opinion with all the rounds and turns of it being a turmoil. Kristina moved away from her ex fiance due to things that will come to light as you read, she doesn't want him to find her.

She ends up meeting an ex, someone that she really loved years ago. There is kidnapping, broken hearts, doubt, all the elements for an intense love story.

I enjoyed it. I think this author could go far, as she rounds out her stories. The sequences and intrigue is all there and developes nicely.


My copy of this book was gifted to me.

It is a short story, but with a powerful impact. It had all the makings of becoming a larger novel in my humble opinion. However, the story was so, that it built up page by page. Nice read for an hour or so sat in the sunshine.
SUE'S REVIEW
I really don't know how I came to read this book as it's not a subject I choose. I think it must have been about the adopted bit into a programme that got me wondering what on earth is this. I am glad I did read it though. *the author gave me this in an exchange for an honest review* which I intend to do. :)

I found it hard going at first, think because it isn't my subject matter and I didn't do my research on the book about it being in the future, so once I got my head around this it all clicked into place.

When she was at a church wanting to speak to the priest and 'finding religion' then coming upon a stranger who looked attractive to her but she was on a mission so I thought, right, no romance there then. WRONG. He was waiting outside!

Arranging to see the priest later for 'private' consultation, I thought hmm, but nope, was wrong, it was more devious than that. I felt so sorry for his wife, and so angry at the priest, and so sorry for the F6

Her changing ID's/persona was so good in this book, tying in all the loose ends, the twists, the turns, I didn't know what to expect in the end but OMG I didn't expect that!

So to recap, I have just read a book I wouldn't have looked at before thinking it was not my 'cup of tea' except, it was, it was brilliant.

Up and coming author, watch out for him

SUE'S REVIEW

I couldn't sleep well last night due to the heat, so I picked up this short story.

The author John A Miller is a new author, very new to me. His style was superb, I loved the concept of the story and how it built very quickly, the characters in the book soon shot up to be real to me, and Herman, the dog. I could have read this book for longer as I had enjoyed it so much. The 'kick' in the book came suddenly which kept me enthralled, too short! I wanted more.

I downloaded this book when it was pointed out to be a freebie that day, so glad I did, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read his other books. Can I just say to, I have "met" the author on line, he's a lovely humble chap too. Please look out for his books, you won't regret it.
Sue's review

I finally got around to reading this lovely story. The author gifted me this book for an honest review. Which, I am about to give :)

The week leading upto Morgan moving away was when she met this lovely guy, both were attracted to each other........
There was more to their relationship than the bedroom, they felt they fitted together like a hand in a glove.
Something went wrong, Morgan ended up pregnant and he didn't know. She gave birth, to twins! I couldn't help thinking how hard this must have been for her, working through her emotions, and not knowing what happened to her lover, he just vanished. Bringing up the twins must have been very hard for her as a lone parent. THEN comes a twist in the tale. One I didn't expect. It took a nose dive when that happened, as, as soon as I read that bit, I sort of guessed the next, but it was great to see it pan out over the pages. I believe there is a book 2 so this is going to be interesting to follow the storyline.
I felt it was an easy read, not deep, nice one to take on holiday or sit outside in the sunshine or under a tree reading it. Very pleasant read.

Thank you to the author Heather Lire for allowing me to read and review your book.

Monday, 8 July 2013

moved house

we also have a facebook group 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/301139446688226/

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Lovely story, fun, entertaining and heartfelt

I know I am going to sound shallow, but I was first attracted to this book by the cover. It looked fun. Obviously Grace the Maid is the one in front and her 'miss' is the pregnant lady behind, but where did the other maids in the background figure I guess.

The author gifted me this book to read in exchange for an honest review.


I cannot say how I LOVED this book enough! I can't and must not go into the storyline or it will spoil for you if you read it. 


Grace is a right character, everyone needs a Grace! She's a gossip, but in the nicest possible way, she like's to fix problems, but in the nicest possible way that she feels is right. I have to say, Grace really doesn't think things through. I found out how the maids in the background came into the picture, they were her friends and allies.


I thought the  'miss' had considerable patience, but she of course loved Grace and I am sure she knew whatever Grace came up with or thought about was for her benefit. Grace is a bit of an eaves dropper too which gets her in some pickles and really misunderstands some things she over hears. I loved the 'miss doesn't like to lick banana's' and the even with the black refuse bags. As you can tell, I really did enjoy this book. 

HOT STUFF

I was given this book by the author for an honest review, which is what I am about to do now.

I didn't realize it was such a short story, I never look good do I!!! what I read was good though. I read this within an hour, so that gives you some idea of how short it is. I would have loved for a continuation, see what happened to her, see what happened to him.

A popular girl, a young man, then wham bam, but it wasn't a 'thank you mam' it continued. The sex in the story was amazing [felt I've missed out!!!!] after saying that though, the storyline was good. I was left feeling for the man who loved and lost.............until the last couple of pages.......READ IT, you will know what I mean.

A faith in God

This is Jane's follow on book from IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, this is more about the faith in God she builds up when all around her fall by the wayside, but her 100% faith in her God see's her through. This book helped her get through her time when most, if not all of it was spent in her bed, some people not understanding about the illness at all.

I found her strength to be invaluable.

Insight

I met this author on a review site. She was kind enough to give me her book to read for an honest review.

Its not a huge book to read and I read this in an hour. I'd not heard of RSDS before, but now I understand the limitations this puts upon a person, the agony they are in and daily struggle to not give up.I think this ladies faith is getting her through it.

I also realized that the 'caring' providers are the same the world over it seems, as I am a care giver and the help you get in either minimum or near to zilch. This in itself is frustrating if someone has no family to look after them full time. 

I've spoken to this author a few times via Facebook, she came across as a very nice lady. If you have anyone who is suffering from this decease or want to know more of how it effects them please purchase this book, its not only a physical handicap but an emotional journey too for the person. 



Short stories

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

I'm not much into short stories and didn't really take heed that this book held several. However, the insert appealed to me and the write up so I sat myself out in the garden to start reading, knowing that I would get interrupted there as my husband was gardening and he always asks me "what do I think". Hence the short story book came in handy.

I really loved each story. Although they were quite short they were well thought out. I could actually sit and enjoy the read, some more in depth stories and some more light hearted. I can honestly say I enjoyed all the stories and all the characters.


Parenting, care and providers

I was asked by the author if I would like to read this book for an honest review, and although I thought it isn't beneficial to me as my children are grown. However, I did agree to 'look' through this book. And its subsequent book :
If my children were younger now and I was a parent starting out needing this information I would have taken it with open arms. I like how the book is lay out with easy access to any concerns. It covers so many things, starting up yourself, or looking for someone to care for your child. The tips and information in here is invaluable. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Phils review

The title of this book says it all . 2 young damaged girls allowing a middle aged man to mess with their emotions.
I found myself liking the characters one minute then disliking them the next minute. I kept wishing one of them found the courage to put their foot down & stand up for themselves. This book was addictive hence I read it in one sitting.
What an ending... So glad number 2 is sitting in my kindle waiting on me as soon as I finish this review:)
I received this book in return for an honest review. 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Phils review

I don't normally read paranormal romances but this book has changed my mind. 
Jumping back & forth took me a while to get used to but once I did I loved it. 
The storyline was very good & I really liked the ending:)
I received this from the author in return for an honest review. 

Superb read




Christine Nolfi, what can I say! This is the third book I have read written by Christine. I have one more left to read, I hope she's working on more books, as I don't think she can write fast enough for me now. After discovering her with reading Second Hand Grill, I moved on to another one of her books, then another. Each book is very different, but with one thing most in common, it sucks you in until everything around you doesn't exist, and let me tell you, I needed that. I was suffering the entire week with toothache, this was the only thing that took my mind off of the pain for a while.

I don't like giving spoilers for possible readers, I don't think its fair on the author or the reader. I can honestly say that you won't be disappointed with this read.

Ouriania is one of the main characters, I really loved her, she was loving, kind and so grew to love the children she was fostering, she worked hard. Knowing the Boss from of old kept her in a awkward position, then learning of secrets that she should inform her boss off made me wonder if she was doing the right thing, but I could see the author was right in allowing this to happen. 

The conclusion of the book left me with my mouth open, I really didn't see the ending coming and how it all rounded up, amazing. I've very enthusiastic about this book, and cannot 'gush' more that I am!!!

HERE is the link to all of Christine Nolfi's books to date