Thursday, 23 November 2017

Color of Love Blog Hop 2017



Welcome to the annual Color of Love Blog Hop. This unique hop celebrates romances which feature a character of color. The authors and bloggers who participated this year are all fabulous and I hope you get the chance to hop to each of their blogs to see what they're up to. Buying their books would be awesome, too. 




Look at all the cash we're giving away through the raffle.
1st: $50 GC
2nd: $30 GG
3rd: $15 GC
4th: $10 GC

Join us at the Facebook Event and also engage on the blogs for a chance to win more prizes.


 I have great news! The third book in my Destiny Africa Series is in audio-book. Actually so are the first two books, so that's triple the fantastic news. 




Entwined Destiny: Will a fabricated relationship with her best friend end in disaster?


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Destiny Mine
All Esi wants is to find the man meant for her. But what she finds is a man that gives pleasure beyond her wildest imagination…with no promises for the future.

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Midwife to Destiny
Nurse Ora falls Head over heels for doctor Jason on vacation, but she ultimately chooses duty instead of following her heart. Years later she gets a second chance to be with the man of her dreams…

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: The Bookshop on Autumn Lane (Truhart #3) by Cynthia Tennent





Welcome to another month of triple reviews. The gorgeous autumn scene with the adorable collie on the cover attracted me to the book right away. The blurb didn’t hurt either. Remember to stop by Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to find out what they thought about the book.

The Blurb
Big dreams can come true in a small town…
 
While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop,
free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her.  Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible…

But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious…

 Trudy’s never been  the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…

My Review

Trudy had me laughing from beginning to end. She had such an interesting way of thinking about and experiencing everything. Her backstory was tragic, which had me rooting for her to finally find happiness. The condition she suffers from is a first for me to read in novel and it added a fabulous depth to the story while opening my eyes about the condition.
Even with all the learning and growth going on in the book, there was more than enough romance to make me a happy reader. The chemistry between Kit and Trudy was intense. The novel was a nice combination of sweet and spicy.  The couple had so much to learn from each other that the relationship was completely balanced.
The secondary characters were both frustrating and entertaining in equal measure.
I give this book four out of five book shaped chocolate bars.
Head over to Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to see what they thought about the book.


I purchased my copy from Amazon UK

Monday, 13 November 2017

Sign up for Color of Love 2017


It's time once again for the Color of Love Blog Hop. Do you write, read, or blog about multicultural or interracial romance? Then join the hop. It's coming up so don't wait long to sign up. 

Sign up to participate in the blog event or make a donation to the giveaway.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr


Genre:Romantic Comedy

Meredith will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


BLURB:

Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? New Yorkers Robyn Lane and Sidney Bellows aren’t so sure. Robyn has always dated struggling creative types. For once, her parents would love her to bring someone with health insurance and a 401(k) to their Chrismukkah celebration. Her actor boyfriend doesn’t qualify. While across town, Sidney’s professional life already belongs to her parents. She’s an attorney at her father’s law firm and she works tirelessly to keep her love life private. If she brings her lawyer boyfriend to their annual Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have the wedding planned by New Year’s Eve.

A mutual friend playfully suggests they trade boyfriends for the holidays. The women share a laugh, but after copious amounts of wine, decide The Boyfriend Swap could be the perfect solution. This way, Robyn can show off her stable attorney boyfriend and Sidney’s high-society family will take no interest in her flaky actor beau.


It’s a brilliant plan—in theory. In practice—not so much. When Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years, and Sidney’s family fawns all over Perry like he’s an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe, one thing is certain: The Boyfriend Swap might just change their lives forever.


Excerpt:

“Give the idea a minute to percolate,” Sidney said calmly. Her mouth remained in a straight line, indicating she wasn’t joking.

My stomach quivered with unease, but I took calming breaths to settle down. According to Anne Marie, Sidney was very opinionated and sometimes wouldn’t shut up until she got her way. I’d just let her keep at it until her throat hurt or she passed out from too much wine.

Sidney continued, “If left to our own devices, the holidays are going to blow chunks, but if we pool together, we’ll all be better off. And it’s only for a few days. It’s the perfect solution to our mutual problem.”

I stood from the table and removed a bottle of water from the refrigerator. I poured a glass and placed it in front of her. Hopefully she’d take the hint. The wine was clearly going to her head.

“What do you say?” she asked the minute I sat back down.

The girl had to be on more than fermented grape juice. Hallucinogenics maybe? Whatever influence she was under, she clearly believed her ludicrous plan had merit and I was going to have to put my foot down. “I say that I’m a grown woman and shouldn’t need to lie to my parents about who I’m dating.”

Sidney nodded. “I agree. You shouldn’t.”

A breeze of relief zipped through my core. “Glad we’re on the same page.”


“You shouldn’t have to lie, but in our case, we sort of do. If we want to make it to the New Year without requiring a straitjacket, that is.” She smiled, a slick grin I was certain both assured her clients and put the fear of the devil in her adversaries in equal measure.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing romantic comedy and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.


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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween - Scary Book Cover

Happy Halloween! Does anyone else have to sing the Halloween  spelling song to make sure they spelled the word correcly?

I thought this would be a great opportunity to show you one of the covers that has freaked me out in the past, but I still wanted to read the book (I haven't yet, but it's on my TBR).  Believe it or not it's not a horror. 


Do you have any covers that you found disturbing, but still would have read the book?

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Entwined Destiny in Audio pushes Destiny Series Sale

I'm happy to report that the third book in the Destiny African Romance series, Entwined Destiny has been released in audio. I had a great time listening to my written words come to life in Mark Rossman's delicious voice.


The Blurb
Time is ticking away for Adjoa Twum. She has until the end of the year to find a guy, fall in love, and marry. Or else, her father will disinherit her from the family business. Adjoa hasn’t had success with the dating game. No man meets her expectations. Esi, her cousin, suggests a fake relationship with Adjoa’s best friend, Kwame Opoku, to pacify her relentless father.
Kwame thinks Adjoa’s request is ridiculous. Posing as her boyfriend might get tricky, but he can’t say no to those beautiful eyes. Once the falsified relationship begins, things heat up. He discovers deep feelings for her, feelings that might lose Adjoa and her friendship.
Should they take the chance and up it to the next level?

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Because of this great event all of the books in the Destiny series are on sale for 99 cents each for a limited time. 


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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Is Plastic Surgery a Possibility?

I love makeover shows. Whether they're doing makeup, clothes, or plastic surgery I will watch until someone snatches the remote control away. I was watching Botched with my cousin and I asked her what she'd have done if she could. I won't share her answer, but I was surprised.




Me with my father
What would I have done you ask? My nose. It's a rather large honker. I am my father's child in so may ways. It seems he connected the intelligence gene with the nose one. My mother had this adorable nose and when I was growing up she'd tell me to pinch my nose to shape it. It wasn't the most maternal thing she could've done because it made me ultra aware of it. Yes I'm still a cute woman, but I wonder just how much cuter I'd be if my nose wasn't so wide. 


My beautiful mother
The thing about my nose is that although I don't find it as aesthetically pleasing as I should, it is perfect in every other way.
   1. I have absolutely no problems when it comes to breathing.
   2. I have a perfect sense of smell (um, relative to me).
   3. You can't see up my nose, so showing the world my boogers is not a problem.   
   4. I don't snore.

Most days my nose doesn't bother me because it suits my face. Big cheeks and full lips need a wide nose. Pert just wouldn't cut it. I'll admit that I don't like to get too close to the camera because my nose tends to say "honk me."  Which one of my cousins did once. I forgave him because his nose was even bigger than mine. Oh the laughs we had that day. 

Would I have plastic surgery done to make it smaller? I can honestly say I wouldn't because it is highly functional. I don't need to mess with something that's been working so well all these years. Besides as I mentioned before I watch those shows - the pain looks like it would be horrific- no thanks.

Next time we'll talk about liposuction. Ha ha ha. Just kidding.

Is there anything you would change about yourself?