Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cinderella: A Real Life Fairytale by Jamie Brook Thompson







Cinderella Audiobook 


Cinderella: A Real Life Fairytale

 

  • Written by: Jamie Brook Thompson
  •  61 pages
    Published March 30th 2017 by Von Kurtis Publishing 

    I always have hate giving bad reviews for books especially books that are "fun reads" but this book I really struggled with and was very disappointed.  The concept was kind of neat a grease monkey girl meets the guy of her dreams.   The problem is the whole story is kind of odd.  It is supposed to take place in the real world but how everything comes about just doesn't fit.  Cindy Ellis is an orphan who lives with her aunt and uncle and her cousin in a small town.  She works in the garage (replacement for cleaning houses).  The cousin is annoying kind of like the step sister and wants the "prince" Henry and she has a best friend do her hair and makeup kind of like a fairy godmother.  
    When it started I was expecting high school age but alas they were a bit older.  They just acted so immature.  Usually with these stories I get something a laugh but I struggled.  There were some cute moments but just this book wasn't for me.  
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     scroll over to see
    I really disliked how quickly the relationship progressed especially being a real life story.  You do not go from never talking to them to marrying them in a span of a couple months.  It was also kind of creepy he had his picture in the truck. 
    I think this book would of been much better maybe if it wasn't so rushed as a novella.

     I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review
     
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  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:04-20-17
  • Publisher: Jamie Thompson 
 
Angie Hickman had a great drawl and fit the part of Cindee but she talked way to slow.  I had to increase the speed by 2 because I was having trouble following.  If it wasn't for the speed though I think she is great narrator for this roll.  

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Everlasting Flame

Everlasting Flame (The Tainted Souls Trilogy Book 1) by [Anderson, Katelyn]


Amazon US

This book takes you on a ride of vengeance and the consequences of those actions. After her parents are brutally murdered in front of her, she must make a decision to take action to change the world for the better or to just forget it and deal with what has been dealt. She is being hunted and betrayed at every corner of her life, can she survive to change the world, or will darkness win and consume her soul?

spoilers ahead:

you

have 

been

warned

OK. so after her parents are killed, she decides to go against the agency and pretty much screw over her uncle that went out on a limb and protected her, saved her really. So she, of course, will choose the path that will darken her soul. Her Uncle respects her wishes and lets her go train with Cyrus. An assassin with vengeance on his mind also. So he takes her, makes her into a weapon, and puts her out in the world after killing hundreds of people in one day with Cyrus poison. Man that will make a great statement for a women non the less at her age. 

When the Agency finally get their hands on her, they still have no idea the ticking time bomb on their hands. At least she is so far killing "criminals"and not innocent people. 

When she finally learned of all the people there for her parents death, i was surprised of her forgiveness. they may of been unwilling pawns (unsure never was said in the book), not sure of the situation they walked in, but she is braver than me.

Her feelings for Cyrus, i think are more important than anything, this "man" is dangerous. i guess i would take what he calls his love and be on his good side than the bad. scary "man".  Dane her boss is a dick. plain and simple. 

i think that i need to hear this prophecy they keep talking about. its been hinted at but not completely said. 

I like how she leans on Lorenzo for comfort and they have explored their relationship and it works great, but when she could no longer be with him because of his magic, what about hers that is inside. i know it is "caged" up until later in life so she can take down the agency, but i wonder how she will cope with that. 

When she lost it after the set up they knew they were walking into, and after her team died, (i was shocked by this one). I really like how dark she went, it showed how much you need other people in life to help balance you. 

I still cant believe that he locked her mind down where she cant kill with out being in life or death, but she was out of control and instead of changing the world, she would destroy it. WTF, i want to know what this says. come on... i hate being curious and not getting an answer. well i will soon. 

the second book releases soon, and i can not wait to see what happens, so we get to hear the prophocey?? does she rearrange her mind to make it like it was before?? so not patiently waiting for the next book. lets go.....

Counting On You Revel and Giveaway link (at bottom)

Title: Counting on You
Author: J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

(SIDE NOTE FROM MAGGIE, I LOVE THIS COVER, YUMMY)



Blurb:
From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, and USA Today Bestselling Author, Jackie Steele, comes a new standalone novel.


Kaiden Wright and I were never supposed to be roommates.
I was clingy, he was a manwhore. I lived to love, and he lived to play. I dreamed of a white picket fence, and he strived for success.


We couldn’t be more different. Me, a normal nurse, he a successful CEO. I wanted to love while he wanted to run. Yet, despite all our differences, we had one thing in common. We both fought hard for what we wanted.


Kaiden Wright wasn’t my future, and I wasn’t his past, but we had moments. Moments that defined us. Moments that felt as though the present was ours and ours only.
Maybe it wasn’t about ending up together.
Maybe it wasn’t about loving someone so deeply you would do anything for them without expecting anything in return.


We were pulled into each other’s lives like magnets, close enough to kiss, close enough to touch. Stolen secret moments that changed our lives forever.


What will happen when our borrowed time is over?


Author’s note – Counting On You is a full-length, standalone novel with no cliffhanger.



Author Bio:
J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she's not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorJCReed

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Release for Wedding Pets & Kisses Anthology

Title: Wedding Pets & Kisses Anthology
Genre: Sweet Romance

Blurb:
Sometimes in the middle of an ordinary life, love offers a fairy tale. You are cordially invited to celebrate family, friends, laughter, even a few tears, as cute, furry, four-legged pets play matchmaker and lead their owners to happily ever after in these 8 new, never-before-published sweet romances by New York Times, USA Today, and National Bestselling authors


Individual Book Blurbs

Mimi Barbour, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author – Love of My Life
Abandoned puppies, an unexpected elopement, and a dangerous fire enliven this captivating romance when two delightful characters share a duplex.
Donna Fasano, USA Today Bestselling Author – The Wedding Planner’s Son
Tawny, a newly engaged workaholic, flees to Ocean City, Maryland, and meets a man who could change her thinking about life…and love.
Denise Devine, USA Today Bestselling Author – The Encore Bride
Jenny Landon’s heart was broken when her husband tragically died. Can she put the past behind her and learn to love again?
Raine English, USA Today Bestselling Author – A Little Romance
When a dog left in her care disappears, will Taylor Wayne find the missing pooch and redeem herself in the eyes of Mr. Right?
Cheryl Harper, USA Today Bestselling Author – Plus One Basset Hound
In the fourth grade, Audrey promised the last of the bad Blanchards that she’d marry him someday. He’s back in Baxter, Louisiana, but for how long? Planning a rehearsal dinner to save the day may turn to love.
Cindy Flores Martinez, USA Today Bestselling Author – Moonstone Beach
A bridesmaid loses her coworker's Yorkie in Cambria, California, before her best friend’s wedding. The groomsman, who was her high school crush, helps her search for him, sparking new romantic feelings between them.
Mimi Milan, Award-winning, Bestselling Author – Scent of an Angel
Tanner has seen some serious battles, but this army veteran’s defenses go down when he meets a beautiful grad student and her determined dog.
J.L. Campbell, Award-winning, Bestselling Author – Blindsided
When his bride abandons him at the altar, Gordon Raimes is devastated. Will Caroline continue to keep secrets, or will she trust him with her heart?
Author Bios:

Mimi Barbour
New York Times, USA Today, Best-selling author - Mimi's been heard to say: "I'm an author who loves to write uplifting stories about romance. Add in some time travel, or maybe an angel, or even a little romantic suspense and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities."

Mimi is an Amazon best-selling author who's sold over 500,000 copies of her books world-wide. Her five romance series: The Vicarage Bench/ time travel at its best, Angels with Attitudes / angels love romance, Vegas / fast-paced plotting, Elvis / make a song a book and her newest, Undercover FBI / with sizzling conflicts and lots of humor.

Donna Fasano
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl's Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her novels have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.

Donna has a website, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. Contact information can be found inside Donna Fasano's books. She loves to interact with readers.

Cheryl Harper
Cheryl Harper discovered her love for books and words as a little girl, thanks to a mother who made countless library trips and an introduction to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House stories. Now she spends her days searching for the right words while she stares out the window and her dog snoozes beside her.

Raine English
Raine English is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author who writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, light paranormal, and gothic romantic suspense. She's a Daphne du Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have made the Top 100 Bestseller lists at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and she's been listed in Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in Romance.

Cindy Flores Martinez
Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes sweet, Christian and Spanish romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world.
Mimi Milan
Mimi Milan is an award winning, bestselling author who writes across several genres of fiction. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University. When she isn’t staring at a computer screen, she can be found in the suburbs of North Carolina, spending time with her family and imaginary friends.
Mimi invites readers to connect with her online. Her contact information can be found in the back of all her books, as well as through an internet search.

J.L. Campbell
J.L. Campbell is an award-winning, Jamaican author who writes romantic suspense, women's fiction, new and young adult novels. She has written sixteen books, seven novellas and two short story collections.

Her novels include the Island Adventure Romance series, which currently has five exciting, stand-alone stories and features feisty women and determined men. Campbell's mission is to write stories that entertain and educate readers. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction.

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Review: Real Deal by Piper Rayne

Wow, just wow. I was in a rut with reading books. Seemed like it was all bluring togther until i found this book. To me it is a short story (once i got going i couldn't stop), that was perfectly balanced.

You start of by meeting the HOT SINGLE DAD. you heard me right. Single Dad. As a former single mom (getting married on Halloween), I know how hard it is to find a guy who understands (took me three years after i left my sons dad to find someone.). But this guy has got it together. HOT, A DAD, oh and did i mention makes a girl dripping yet by his looks. You meet this bunch of awesome characters in Climax Cove (yeah sign me up), where there is a camp specified for kids who are being cared for by their dad. A summer camp that only ones allowed in are single dads kids (again, where is this so i can take a look). There we meet our camp consular, who we just happen to have back story with (some juicy stuff it seems), and she has to be the camp consular for his daughter. And you can guess right by saying things get steamy this summer with this novel. Loved the story, love the characters that will be introduced more in the coming months.

please check this one out. really good book.

this book i read almost straight so the reactions that you will get will be the following:

really now... i saw that... damn, he did not just say that... man i want a unicorn cupcake now... oh snap, he went there, smack him, smack him... dripping wet, where is my fiance.. oh shit, this guy needs to be punched... oh man, yes yes yes... oh no, shit, dont get cornered, oh well, you tried... you go girl... heck yes, thats what i am talking about... finally, jesus took long enough.. god he is clueless, problay best lay there is too, quite types usually are... man, she is going to have to make the move... the end...

not all of those are in order, but everyone one of those i said out loud and made me explain the book many many times.