Tour: Streetlights Like Fireworks by David Pandolfe

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Synopsis 
 

Psychic flashes, haunting visions, missing persons and visits from ghosts. That’s just their first date.

Jack has been getting on his parents’ nerves for some time. Bad enough he’s a rock musician, has crappy grades and hangs out with his “loser” friends. But Jack’s ability to predict the future — well, that just annoys the hell out of them.

Jack’s classmate, Lauren, is said to have unique abilities too. The town still talks about when she kept badgering her mother about the money in their wall. For the longest time, Lauren’s mother didn’t listen. Finally, she did and she hasn’t had to work since.

Jack would really like to connect with Lauren but can’t figure out how. She’s never looked at him twice. But when he experiences a mystifying event involving visions, voices and spectral visits, Jack figures there’s only one person to help him understand who’s calling out to him and why. Before long, Jack and Lauren are off on a road trip of discovery that could provide answers to a mystery left unsolved for twenty years. More importantly, they might even unravel the greatest mystery of all — how every so often someone will accept you for who you are.

My Review:

This book was really different and cool. Yeah these two kids have powers but they weren’t off to complete a legend or quest. This was them solving a mystery and finish unfinished business. I really liked that. I wish I could have seen Lauren’s point of view. There were so many times I wanted to know what she was thinking.

I liked Jack a lot. He was really cool and I liked how he took a chance with Lauren and his gift. He was such a nice character and it made it seem so much more real when he went through denial like any other person would. I loved him as a main character, Lauren was just so mysterious throughout the book. I barely learned anything about her until later on. They were great together. I liked how comfortable they were with each other and that they didn’t even fight but helped each other out.

Overall, this book was really good. There were a few times where the book got slow but it always picked up again and the need to know what happens in the end kept me hooked. Usually I hate open endings but I thought it was perfect for this book. I would love for there to be a sequel where Lauren and Jack look for her brother.

Stars:

4 stars

 

 

 

 

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Blitz: Out of Practice Aphrodite by S.E. Babin

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Abby’s major screw-up brings the wrath of Zeus upon her head. He offers her a choice—work for him or spend the rest of her days hanging out in Hades with her ex-husband. For Abby, this choice is a no-brainer, especially when Zeus says the only thing he wants her to do is make a love match. She’s the Goddess of Love. What could go wrong?

 

 

Abby stumbles into an ex-lover, a dead demi-god and the realization that a crucial relic has been stolen right out from underneath Zeus’ nose. Eris, the Goddess of Chaos and Discord, is behind the theft and murder and the faltering powers Abby is trying to keep secret. With Zeus breathing down her neck, she’ll need to keep her wits about her as she races against the clock and Zeus’ imposed two-week time period.

 

Of course, this is easier said than done. Not only is she struggling with a budding attraction to a sexy lawman and feelings for long-time friend, Hermes, she’s also trying to keep everyone out of the path of a vengeful goddess while saving the Earth and Olympus from the reign of a tyrant. What’s a goddess to do when the fate of the world rests upon her fashionable shoulders?

 

BOOK LINKS:

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21518675-out-of-practice-Aphrodite

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J1ABHQG?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00J1ABHQG&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

 

EXCERPT:

My stomach plummeted and a feeling of foreboding stole over me. “Well, where is it?” I asked, not really wanting to know the answer.

“Not here,” the harpy answered again. “But what you seek and what you need to seek might be two different things,” the bird said cryptically.

Another thing I loved about magical beings – vagueness. “I’m not sure what you mean,” I said and waited for it to elaborate.

“Enter the nest and find what you don’t know you’re seeking. But beware I cannot hold off Eris’ compulsion for too much longer. I will be forced to contact her soon.”

I hoped soon was more like an hour or two, but knew I couldn’t be that lucky.

I decided to push my luck in another way. “Why aren’t you allowed to eat me? I asked. I figured the answer would be something along the lines of my powers were needed to take over the world or something equally fabulous. Instead, the harpy raised the ick factor to the extreme.

“Don’t despair, Aphrodite. Eris claims the right to crunch your bones. I’ve no doubt you’d taste deliciously of the brine and sea.”

Eww. I raised my hand in farewell to the harpy, who only tilted its head to the other side and continued to stare at me. I made sure I was out of hearing distance before I muttered, “And I bet you’d taste like chicken, you creepy bastard.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour: Love on Loch Ness by Aubrie Dionne

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Dr. Gail Phillips steps onto the shores of Loch Ness to disprove the Loch Ness monster theory for good so everyone can stop wasting their time. As a marine biologist with a background in archeology, she’s convinced all of the world’s myths such as Big Foot, the Tasmanian devil, and even Nessie are lies. Her father disappeared while following Yettie tracks in the Alps, and she doesn’t want to lose another mislead soul.

 

Flynn Maloney comes from a family of fanatic cryptozoologists. As a native of Scotland, he believes in Nessie as strong as Gail believes in science. Despite his initial attraction for her, he’s joined her research team to prove her wrong. He wants to find Nessie for a special girl in his life, to show her dreams really can come true.

 

As they conduct sonar studies and sweeps of the lake, their differing opinions are at odds with their budding attraction. Gail doesn’t believe in anything unscientific, such as romance, thinking the charming Flynn Maloney is full of baloney. Flynn can’t believe he’s falling for someone with no imagination or faith. To make matters worse, their videographer is covering his true identity. Together they must unravel his plan before he destroys everything they are working for. Will Gail force Flynn to question his faith, or will she discover more than she bargained for in the Scottish highlands?

 

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Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707979-love-on-loch-ness

Publisher- http://www.astraeapress.com/#!/~/product/category=662245&id=33424976

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I84OLKA

B&N- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-on-loch-ness-aubrie-dionne/1118476871?ean=2940148323167&itm=1&usri=2940148323167


My Review:

I always loved the idea of Nessie so when I got my hands on this book, I was full of excitement. The whole thing was just cool and mysterious. I loved the characters and the storyline. I mean this book was really good. If I didn’t have school I would have read it in one sitting. Though I did stay up all night to finish it.

I loved Flynn. I want him to be my new book boyfriend. I just loved his character and how open minded he was. He was so caring and I just couldn’t get enough of him. I also liked how different he was from Gail. It made the book pretty interesting. Gail was a good female character. I liked that while Flynn was a huge believer she wasn’t. It made it exciting and interesting when the parks flew between them. Though she did have her reasons for not wanting to fall for Flynn and his ideas about Nessie which I understood from her childhood.

Overall, this book was amazing. I highly recommend it to just about everyone. It has a good pace and the characters are amazing. I loved their depth and personalities. The setting was awesome too. I know this may sound weird but it gave off a good setting to the book. It didn’t felt like any other book. I know weird right? I have probably been reading too much but it really did have a nice feel while reading it. Anyway I really enjoyed this book and I hope you give it a shot.

Stars:

5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour: The Preacher’s Son by B.D. Anderson Music Playlist and Giveaway

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Jeremy Ferguson is caught between two worlds—the conservative, faith-based expectations of his Southern preacher father and his own ambitions to live the life of a model in New York City.

 

Aura Vanderleigh is similarly trapped by her own battle for self-respect, her own family’s expectations, and her dreams of a better life. As a plus-size woman, she’s been indoctrinated with the belief that she doesn’t deserve love, let alone the love of a beautiful white man. She is surprised—and intrigued—when Jeremy shows up at her church one day. And fate has something wonderful in store: true love.

 

When Jeremy returns home with Aura, neither is prepared for the backlash. Will Jeremy’s family be able to set aside their prejudices and accept their son’s choice for a mate? Can Aura’s family and friends learn to embrace her choice and believe that she deserves the love of such an extremely handsome and sexy man like Jeremy? Can they inspire compassion and tolerance in those who would tear them apart.

 

Music Playlist for The Preacher’s Son:

Look at Me I’m in love by the Moments (Jeremy &Aura)

Don’t let no one get you down by WAR (Jeremy’s departure after introducing Aura to family)

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (Jeremy’s fight with his father & leaves home)

Nobody Does it better – by Carly Simon (Jeremy & Aura intimate moment)

Can’t Hide Love – Earth Wind and Fire (Max and Matthew)

Brick House – by The Commodores (When Jeremy meets Aura)

Crazy – Patsy Cline (Emerson & Olivia)

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Tour: Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane

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Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken. She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans. But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up. While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them. With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own — a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured. But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together.

My Review:

This book was absolutely amazing. I usually love first point of view but third person was perfect for this book. I loved the storyline and the characters. I read this book in one sitting. I couldn’t get enough of it. The pace of the book was also good.  It wasn’t too fast or slow. It was perfect.

Peyton  an awesome character. In the beginning she believes she is broken and lives alone. She is now really shy when she used to be outgoing. I liked her character because she felt real going through the trauma she has. I also liked friends oh and her therapist. I can not forget her funny therapist. Reed was the typical player who was taken by Peyton since he met her. I liked their relationship and how it was developed. They went from teasing and fun to getting to know each other and so on. I thought they were good for each other.

Overall, This book was amazing. I highly recommend it. I mean I love this book. It’s definitely of my favorite list. If you don’t like third point of view you should still give this book a chance. Prescott is a beautiful writer. I will so re-read this book again. I will also read more of Prescott’s work in the future.

Stars:

5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Sometimes it’s better to push people away, so you don’t hurt them,” Peyton said, “and they don’t hurt you.”

 

“Bullshit!”

 

Peyton shook her head.  “I’m never going to be whole again.”

 

“That’s bullshit, too.  I won’t have talk like that, Miss Peyton.  I just won’t have it.”  Dr. Lorraine cocked her head to the side.  “It’s time for a change in direction — a serious change of direction.  This is what we are going to do.  You made a lot of progress with Reed – lots of good oral and other stuff.  But now you’ve cut him off, and I see you backsliding.  I don’t like to see it.  I won’t allow it.”  She stroked her chin then cracked her knuckles in preparation for some great declaration.  “I’m prescribing a little retail therapy.”

 

“What?” Peyton cried.

 

“Yes, that’s what I’m prescribing.  You get that friend of yours, Quinn, and hit the shops – Canal Place, Magazine Street, St. Charles Avenue, wherever,” Dr. Lorraine ordered, her whole body bouncing.  “I don’t want to see you in those sad, baggy ass clothes anymore.  Just looking at them, they mess with my head, and they screw up my whole day.  You ever think about how they make me feel?”

 

“No,” Peyton said with a laugh.

 

“Makes me sad.  I hate them.  So I want new shoes, clothes, athletic wear, undergarments!  Everything new.  Got it?”

 

“How is this therapy?”

 

“Honey, you’re hiding again.  You’ve flipped your sex switch back to off, and I’m not about to let it hibernate in some frozen tundra again for years.  We’ve worked too damn hard.  You need to get in touch with your sexuality without a man helping you do it.  You have to do it.  And clothes are the perfect place to start.”

 

Peyton shrugged.  “I don’t feel like it.”

 

“You don’t feel like it?  Tough shit!  I didn’t feel like getting my pap smear last week, but I did.”

 

Peyton smiled.  “It just seems like a waste of time and money.”

 

“Well, if you don’t want to do it through clothes, I can prescribe something else.  Maybe a pole dancing class?”

 

“I don’t think so.”

 

“Or daily masturbation?”

 

Peyton rolled her eyes.  “Fine, I’ll get the clothes.”

 

“Good,” Dr. Lorraine said, writing in Peyton’s chart, as if filling out a prescription to take to the drugstore.  “Among other things, I want you to get some power panties.”

 

“Power panties?”  Has she been talking to Bret?

 

“Sexy underwear,” Dr. Lorraine said, still writing.  “They can make a woman feel very powerful.”  She put down her pen and looked at Peyton.  “When a man wants to be taken seriously, he usually wears a red tie.  Ever notice that in presidential debates?  Lots of red ties.  Red is the color of power.”  Dr. Lorraine waved her hand and snapped her fingers.  “So get yourself some red panties, girl!  Take back your power!  Do it for yourself!”  She handed Peyton her prescription.

 

“I didn’t realize my power was in my underwear.”

 

All That Glitters by Jackie Sonnenberg

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The town of Wickerwire, Iowa has become the target of a jewelry thief with the ability to get by completely undetected. The only trace he leaves behind is candy in place of what he steals. The media gives him the nickname “The Candy Caper” after this calling card. He won’t give up until he finds an item believed to be blessed with ancient magic…unless someone else gets in his way.

 

 

My Review:

I really liked this book. It was so unique and interesting. I loved The different point of views of different people of the town. It wasn’t all about the Candy Caper. It was also about all these people’s reactions to him which I found so fascinating since I haven’t read anything like it. I also loved that the Candy Caper left candy in place of the jewelry he stole. I found it kind of funny.

There were many characters in this book. They were all great but I’m just going to talk about a select few. The thief was just so interesting. I loved his thinking process. I also thought it was really funny when he was stumped with the jewelry store in town and that it was easy for him like the other robberies. I loved reading his point of view the most since there was just so mush action with it. Nick, the dentist, I thought was so weird in the beginning even though he acted totally normal. I also found him interesting and entertaining to read his point of view. There was also the point of view of a wrestler. I loved his point of view also because he was looking for something to change his bad luck. Which may or may not be a charm a certain person is looking for too. I loved all the characters but these were my favorites.

Overall, the book was really good. I kept wondering what was going to happen next. I loved the action too. This mystery will definitely keep you on your toes. I highly recommend this book if your looking for a really good mystery with a touch of fantasy because of a legend. Which I also loved reading about by the way. But anyway, if your looking for a good mystery, this book is for you.

Stars:

4 stars

 

Tour: Fight for Me by Bethany Bazile

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I just needed someone to show me how to fight for me…

When tragedy hits Alexis Cole is shattered. She carries the blame on her shoulders after losing a big piece of herself. When Ryder Hayes sweeps back into her life, she has something to hold on to, but just as quickly as he appeared he was gone. When fate-or meddling parents-throw them back together they can no longer deny the heat that’s burned between them for years.

Ryder has always wanted Lexi, but he’s never fought so hard against something in his life. Saving Lexi from her past was never on his agenda, but he could never bear letting her drown in it. With his UFC championship title on the line, the last thing he needs is to be distracted by Lexi. When she’s thrown back into his life he can no longer fight their attraction.

But once he claims her he knows he’ll never let go.

***Mature content warning***

This title is intended for Adults 18+ due to language and explicit sexual content.

* If you have an aversion to steamy scenes, you may not want to board this ride, because it will be a hot and sweaty one.*

My Review:

I love this book! I loved everything about it like the different point of views and the storyline. I really liked the characters also. The drama wasn’t too bad where I just wanted to throw away the book. The cover is pretty awesome too. I like a lot how it looks. The pace in this book was good and I never once got bored while reading. I finished this book in one sitting.

Lexi is sweet and definitely a firecracker. I loved her character. There were a few times where I felt that she acted a little childish in some situations. Though I loved getting to know her and seeing her reactions to Ryder which were pretty interesting. Ryder was so possessive and awesome. There were also times he was childish in some situations. I know this would normally but the fact that they both did it once or twice and not just one character all the time made it really get and feel real. I think Lexi and Ryder were amazing for each other. I rooted for them from the beginning.

Overall, This book is amazing. I highly recommend it to romance lovers. This book I could go on about for a long time. I loved Bethany’s writing and would definitely loved to read more of her works. I even recommend this book to my friends I bet they would enjoy it. I also really liked the ending. It gave me a few aww moments.

 

Stars:

5 stars