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Saturday, 31 August 2013


Just finished reading this awesome, superb book! This was the first book I have read by Tabitha Short and she has great talent. I was caught up in the story right at the start. 

Grace had lost her husband, and if anyone knows how that feels to loose not only a husband, lover, best friend and soul mate you will relate to Grace. Broken hearted,
she returns home to her parents and her sister. There is so much I could tell you about this story as she opens door s one by one, not only getting through Grace's pain, but other friends ofGrace.

 Her work environment threw up an unexpected obstacle too which I thought was handled excellently. I could go on and on raving enthusiastically about this book, but I don't want to give anything away too much. I have to mention that you become Grace, you feel what she feels, when she runs into the woods, I found myself screaming ` no Grace, no` !! I wanted to hug her and make her feel whole again. All the characters became real to me and will stay with me for a very long time.

Morris was a swell guy. He loved her before, can he help her through her pain? Towards the end, we learn of his pain too. 

It was very moving, and when a book can grip you, take you in and swallow you up, and engulf you the way this writer does with this story, its what I call A GOOD 'UN. 

You won't be disappointed reading this book.

I was gifted an ARC by the author, no pressure to rate it highly, only honestly. Well, I can do both. I rate this HIGHLY and HONESTLY I feel so blessed to have been able to read this ahead of time.
I read a LOT of books, this has gone right into my top 10 this year. Praise to the author. I can't wait to read more from her.

You can purchase it from HERE

Thursday, 29 August 2013



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Although I hadn't read the first book relating to this series I was able to pick up the story very well.
If anyone has a weight problem, you will be able to identify yourself with this character. Although sometimes written in a laughing manner, it is also told with great sensitivity.

The Fat Club that she enrolls in, we have all been there!

When she discovers her husband has been having an affair, this rocks her world.

I was gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review which I have gladly had the pleasure to do.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Very enjoyable read! The characters are very believable the male is sexy and very desirable. 
I read this in one sitting last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. For me, it was a nice light read, nothing to think about, no twists, just enjoy turning the pages and relax.
I was gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review
This book is a lovely hot sexy romance.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


I read this in one sitting today. It had me hooked from the start. What was the secret? I so needed to find out.

The relationship between Morgan and Clive was electric! you could feel it coming out from the pages of the book, they couldn't keep their hands off of each other. Its not an erotica, this has a very good story to it and keeps your attention throughout.

I admired Morgan, as she stood up for what she wanted and needed.

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

You can purchase this from Amazon HERE UK HERE


This is the 2nd book in this series leading on from Hooking Up. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book. [See my review below]
Caitlin, what a woman she turned out to be. Having a grandmother that wasn't her blood tie and so mean, Caitlin was a better woman than me to keep on trying to involve her in her life. Walking away, then coming back again, she stood up to her, that is one thing I loved about Caitlin. Her adoring husband and his son Benjie, now, what a pair of male species. I wouldn't have minded a man like that, good father, good husband, very supportive of the people in his life.  Maybe his having been married before taught him some things about how to be with women! if he leaves Caitlin, he can come to me!
Having lost her adopted parents, she has now found her birth Mother that arrives on the scene in this book. I loved her. The outcome in this 2nd book made me cry, so I had better warn you to get the tissues out.

I was gifted this book by the author as an ARC and absolutely adored it. If I hadn't been reviewing books I think I would have missed out on such talent, such 120% storytelling, and a fantastic author. Indie author? REALLY!!! its superb, more like a best seller. HONESTLY.
You can buy it here UK HERE

Jessica Degarmo grew up in Upstate New York and now lives with her husband, children and dog in rural Pennsylvania. When she is not writing, she is an insurance agent, the lead singer in a classic rock band, a country music DJ and an avid collector of gemstones.
Her publishing credits include:
How to Meet a Guy at the Supermarket (November 2010)
Hooking Up (May 2011)
Decisions (Silver Publishing, July 2011)
The Storm Within, A Johns Creek Novel #1 (September 2011)
Six Weeks (October 2011)
Historically Yours, A Johns Creek Novel #2 (August 2012)
Blood Lust (Lust Trilogy #1) (October 2012)
Holding On (Sequel to Hooking Up) (August 2013)
She is currently working on several other projects. Visit Jessica's website for more information at
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Follow Jessica on Twitter @degarmo2911.

Sunday, 25 August 2013



I have just had to rate this 5 stars, if I could rate this more, I would. Hooking Up had me hook line and sinker throughout. 

I've not read one of Jessica L Degarmo's books before, it was a treat when she offered it to me as a gift for an honest review. I didn't know what I would find. What I found was a very realistic story that endeared me to each character in the story. I can utter WOW, WOW wow wow.

I was gripped so much I had the Kindle in my hand sat at the table while waiting for tea to cook. I took my Kindle to the doctors appointment I need to go to. 

As the Caitlin grew away from Michael, it was obvious she would 'grow'. The grandmother who brought her up, oh I didn't like her one bit, and when Caitlin was with her Police officer fiance and she stood up for herself, I was cheering "yeah! go Caitline, go Catlian", she had grown and learnt to stand up for herself. I loved it! The grandmother has serious issues. 

Finding out that your family is really not your blood family was a turning point in her life. 

I can't WAIT to read the 2nd book in this series HOLDING ON. Out soon!

I need to read more of Jessica's books!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

check this wonderful saga out.

IMPORTANT NEWS!! The Alaska Trilogy is NOW The Alaskan Heart Saga! 
This is NOT the last book! There will be a signature Tiffany ending. 
Mark your calendars for August 27th! The release of Becoming Invisible!

Please check these out, the 3rd book released very soon

About this author

When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing novels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.
She loves to travel. Sky diving in Alaska, riding camels in Africa, working with orphans in Argentina, dancing salsa in Ecuador, scuba diving in Hawaii, traveling throughout Spain, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy are a few of her adventures. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters strive to accomplish their dreams.
For many years, she put her passions on hold. She lost sight of who she was and the things that made her truly happy. She says she felt almost defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives each day. And her secret hope is anyone who is struggling will realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard the fight, no matter how many times you have been knocked down, it is always worth staggering up to your feet and learning to breathe again. 


 Hi, I am an indie author and have been writing for just over two years. I released my first book last year, and have never looked back.
I am a lover of the old kind of fantasy. A hero, a heroine, romance, mystical creatures, faeries, trolls and great new worlds. I do not want it to be too complicated, I want to sit down, relax, read, and enjoy. My fantasy stories are just that, and as one reviewer wrote, ‘good old fashion story telling.’
The best thing about writing a trilogy is seeing how my main characters evolve and grow, and as with all great romances, how their love for each other becomes stronger and stronger.

The trilogy starts with Kainan, book 1. In one night Kainan's life is destroyed; everyone and everything he has ever known gone. Forced by the evil Gorzars into stealing the magical Ardor Crystal, the life force of the world of Malgar he is then beaten and left to die. Unknown to Kainan, Lady Arweyn of Malgar follows him through the portal. She saves his life with her incredible magical powers, and now together they must seek out the truth about his heritage and find out who he really is. When the truth unfolds, Kainan and four other men then embark on a journey to recover the Ardor Crystal and return it to Malgar. Arweyn, although forbidden, follows them. Thrown together, and torn apart by murder, lies, and treachery, they battle against mythical creatures, and discover magic, power, friendship and love in their epic quest to save the world of Malgar, and stop the return of the Evil Gorzar Empire. Time is running out.


I am now working on a spin off from the Deragan Sword Prophecy, and a brand new paranormal romance, which I hope to have released in time for Christmas.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013




I've now read Duty Free, Silver Service, but this one was my favourite. I've never much been into romantic chic lit. This one was above that though and the characters although predictable in its effects and sequences held a unique quality amongst each one. 

I've said before, Susanne O'Leary must have a great sense of humour, see the fun side in most events, as it comes through in her books. 

I found all her books I have been gifted from her in exchange for an honest review, good light reads. Its something that you can relax with after reading a heavy thriller or who do it. 

Thank you Susanne for allowing me to read and review your work. 

My most outstanding book to date I love was Hot Property, but it was different from these three books entirely, so I am only judging on the merit of Duty Free, Silver Service and this one. These are much lighter reads that I would take on holiday with me or read outside in the garden relaxing.

Lovely follow on from Duty Free

Read this one as the follow on from Duty Free. It tied in nicely. You could see what would happen, but that didn't mean the storyline wasn't still exciting and stayed interesting throughout. Lovely fun romantic story.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


I've read Hot Property Susanne O`leary`s latest book, so when she gifted me this book to read for an honest review I couldn't say no. Then she told me it was her first novel. I held my reservations bearing in mind that it was her first book.

I didn't need to, I could see from this book that her style was there right from the off. 
This book was full of love, desire, intrigue, mystery. I didn't get the mystery person until a while later, then I was shouting `you cad` 
Connor made me mad at times I wanted to slap him. Juan was so suave!! 

I thoroughly enjoyed this read, was very entertaining.

Now onto book 2!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Jan Ruth, first book read, won't be the last

I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I didn't know what to expect as I've not read one of Jan Ruth's publications before. 

I started this book on an evening where I could sit by myself with no distractions, I do that each time I start a new book. As I said, I didn't know what to expect, but this lived up to more, much more to my expectations than I thought. I was drawn to the cover, excellent cover, then to what the story was going to be about. Thing is, that's just the tip of the iceberg, the story get's larger, more intriguing and draws you in, before you know it, several hours have gone past. 

The author gave me this book as a gift in exchange for a fair review, I can give this author MORE, much more than a fair review, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will certainly not say NO to any of her books. Thank you Jan. Its given me many hours of pleasure.

The characters in the book opened up so well, the story that developed was clinching, and when things turned a little, you wondered which way things would go. Enthralling. Highly recommended. 

Featuring J.J. (James) DiBenedetto


J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
The "Dreams" series is James' first published work.

Dream student
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Dream Doctor
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Dream Child 
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Dream Family 
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Friday, 16 August 2013

Prequel to This is the prequel to Necessary Lies

This is the prequel to Necessary Lies, you need to read this first, it will give you a better understanding to what happens in the next book during and at the end of the story

Diane Chamberlain does it again

Once again Diane Chamberlain gripped me into a storyline that was so enthralling you just forget everything else around you.

At the end of this book comes a piece of history that I never knew existed, based around this story, I was shocked that something like this went on. How they justified doing this to young people who were in need or poor was something that appalled me. It brought home the reality of this story more so.

Well done Diane Chamberlain in addressing something that is/was a very emotive issue.

Saturday, 10 August 2013


I was given this book by the author for an honest and open review with pressure of giving anything, but, my honest opinion.

I was drawn by this book by the cover. I know it sounds shallow of me, but I do love a nice cover.
The opening of the story was very hard to get into, I got very confused at times trying to tie things in. I knew someone had died, but missed who is was, the son or the husband as one had cancer. I found myself going back over pages to try to get what I was reading into my head. I thought I was a little slow or tired, so put the put the book and picked it up the next day.

I am so glad I had another go at this, but for me, and it was not be for you, but for me.....I couldn't get 'into' this book until half way, then I was thoroughly enjoying it.

One reviewer complained about format issues, I had none in my copy what so ever.

I would recommend starting this book in a nice quiet time to make sure you 'get it', I had a lot going on in life at the time of reading this so maybe it was my mind that was at fault rather than the book.


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

I personally think the book was excellently thought out and developed, but for me I found it very difficult to get into at the beginning, I did struggle to piece everything and everyone together. I am glad I persevered with it though as it was well worth reading.
Sharing some books that I have had the chance to read over the last couple of years.