Friday, June 28, 2019

Giveaway- Meant To Be Together by Faraaz Kazi (INDIA only)

Hello, everyone! A few weeks ago, the review of author Faraaz Kazi's latest, Meant To Be Together went up on the blog. Check it out right here: 

There is some very exciting news for you all. The author has very generously offered to give away two copies of the book! One copy will be given away here on the blog, and another on 

Before we head to the giveaway, here is some information about the author and the book: 

Goodreads Summary: 

Preeti Thaker moves to Mumbai to run away from herself, to put behind a painful childhood, plagued adolescent years and the recent death of her only support system – her brother. She is on the verge of ending it all, succumbing to her depression, when the doorbell rings. Little does she know that answering it will change her life forever! The guy on the other end of the door will offer her solutions to all her problems, but in the process, she will end up losing the only thing she had never lost till date – her heart!
Inspired by the true story of an artist who found that love was the only color missing from the palette of her life, 'Meant to be Together' is a tale of love, friendship, courage, determination and above all, hope... hope that makes us look for the rainbow when it rains and for the stars when it is dark!

Book links: 

About the author: 

"My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water"- Mark Twain. 

The winner of the 2013 National Debut Youth Fiction Award and also the recipient of the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing apart from being the first Indian author to win the coveted ‘Best Debut (Romance)’ title at the international Goodreads choice awards, Faraaz Kazi has been tagged as the 'Nicholas Sparks of India’ by many and is rated amongst the top male romance writers in the country. 

Kazi is known for his exploits in the digital marketing world and currently heads an agency in Mumbai. Felicitated by numerous institutes, bodies and organizations alike, Kazi is a well-known name in the social media and literary fraternity. He is fondly referred to as 'The Young Marketer' and operates a revolutionary blog with the same name. 

Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed 'Film Writers Association of India.' Truly Madly Deeply, his debut mainstream romance novel is the only Indian book to have seven category nominations in the Goodreads annual readers' choice awards and is also the only Indian book in the 'Top 100 YA Global Fiction' list. Kazi is a voracious reader and counts singing as his second love.

Author links: 

Now for the paperback copy which will be given away here. As usual, the rules are very simple: 

*The giveaway is open for residents of India only. 
*To enter, fill the Rafflecopter form below. If the form doesn't load, go here
*The giveaway will run from Tuesday 28th June to Friday 12th July.
*Once a winner is picked, they will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond. If they do not reply within that time, a new will be picked. 
*The book will be shipped by the author. 
And that's all there is to it. May the odds be ever in your favour! 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Blog Tour- Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas

Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas

Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas Publisher:  Broadback (May 1, 2019) Category: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance Tour dates: June 24-July 31, 2019 ISBN:978-1093138429 Available in Print and ebook, 285 pages 

Daring Summer

Description Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas

A hot summer beach— A marriage gone wrong— Daring eyes and daring love, betrayed by a secret passion. Kim feels trapped in a loveless marriage to a jealous, wealthy older man. He blames her for crippling him in an auto accident that he himself caused. Kim strives to make the marriage work, despite her husband’s blame, verbal abuse, and bitterness. When she meets a wickedly handsome man on the beach, she fights not to want him, not to want a new life and not to fall in love. But Derek is seductive and irresistible—a former soldier who has recently come to town to start a landscaping business. Kim falls hard for him, as he does to her. Although Kim wants a divorce, her husband finds out about their affair and devises a plot to destroy them both. They must struggle to survive a web of lies, deceit and dangerous passion.

Praise Other Side of Summer

“5 stars, another great, emotional read from this author!! I was hooked the minute I started reading it. Be warned you will need a box of tissues to read. I really love this author!”- Melissa Mendoza, Anne & Melissa’s Book Love 

 “I found this to be a satisfying, well developed warm and enriching read. It gave me a lot to think about. I will recommend it to readers of both genders, age high school and up, who like substance in their novels.”-Laura Reading, Laura’s Interests 

 “The book is more than just a contemporary romance – it’s a family saga, a book about the bonds of family, about love (not just between partners but between parents and children), about life and the choices we make. It’s heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. The writing is hauntingly beautiful, and the author has a talent for crafting believable characters. An excellent book, and I look forward to reading more by this author.”- Majanka, I Heart Reading 

 “Great story, I give it five stars.  I thought the book was wonderful and emotional, and I loved the writing style and how the words flowed.  I was happy to fantasize about being there to watch the story unfold.  I loved this story; took me back to my young beach days.”-Diana's Book Reviews

About Elyse Douglas

Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a master’s degree in English Literature.  She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist. Douglas has worked as a graphic designer, a corporate manager and an equities trader.  He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. 

Buy Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas: Amazon

Giveaway Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas

This giveaway is for 3 winners choice of one print or ebook copy of the book. Print is open to the U.S. only and ebook is available worldwide. This giveaway ends April 30, 2019, midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only. 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #281

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spines, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Things You Save in a Fire: A Novel by Katherine Center
Publication Date: August 13th, 2019


From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about family, hope, and learning to love against all odds. 

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it's an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated.

The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the handsome rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can't think about that. Because she doesn't fall in love. And because of the advice her old captain gave her: don't date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping...but will she jeopardize her place in a career where she's worked so hard to be taken seriously?

Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt, affecting novel about life, love, and the true meaning of courage.

What are you waiting on? :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Cover Reveal- My Blue by Emery Jacobs

Title: My Blue 
Author: Emery Jacobs 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: July 18, 2019 
Cover Designer: Amy Queau with Queau Designs 
Photographer for front cover: Paul Henry Serres Photography 
Photographer for back cover: Wander Aguiar Photography 

For most of my life, Ella Blue had been by my side. My best friend. My whole world. Then she vanished. Without a trace. I didn’t know how to move on without her, but I knew in my heart I’d never let her go—I’d wait for her forever.
Ella Blue
For me, no time has passed. I have no clue what happened to the last eight years of my life. I have no memories of a life without Leo. He’s always been my one constant. And now I’m stuck in the past, trying to figure out if we can find our way back to each other. How can I move forward when I don’t know what I’m leaving behind? Ella and Leo must rediscover their love—a once-in-a-lifetime love…for the second time.

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Emery grew up in Southern Arkansas and has lived most of her adult life in Northern Louisiana. She spends her days working as a Nurse Practitioner in rural health and her nights reading, writing, and occasionally sleeping.
She loves real life romance…lots of angst and heartbreak, but always a happy ending.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Review- Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz


More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations.

Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts - just the beginning, he believes - of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the gift to read the lamp's dreamlight.

Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. It doesn't take long for Chloe to pick up the trail of the missing lamp. And as they draw closer to the lamp, the raw power that dwells within it threatens to sweep them into a hurricane of psychic force.

Release date: December 29th 2009
Published by: Putnam Adult
Page numbers: 353


Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz is the first book in her Dream light trilogy and the seventh book in her Arcane Society series. I have read a few books in the Arcane society series before but not in order. The whole concept upon which these books are based is quite interesting but sadly, Fired Up failed to meet my expectations. It was an okay read.

Jack Winters is the descendant of Nicholas Winters. The males in the Winters line are cursed that they will turn into a monster if they don't find the Burning Lamp. Plus he needs a woman to find the lamp, specifically one who can read dream light. I liked Jack. He was okay but nothing special. I liked his determination where Chole was concerned though.

Private Investigator Chloe Harper can read dream light. She solves many of he cases using her ability and when Jack asks for her help she agrees. I liked Chloe but again there was nothing super special that I adored about her. She was tenacious and strong.

There was definitely chemistry between Jack and Chloe but I didn't find it as appealing as it was in some of Jayne Ann Krentz's previous books. There is also the whole mystery plot line which forms the base of the story. It was interesting to see the various abilities and the whole Nightshade thing.

I also really liked meeting Fallon Jones again. I am quite intrigued by him and I really hope to read his book some day. All in all Fired Up was a good change of pace for me. I liked the mystery where romance took a back seat. It was not as interesting as some of her other books but still Fired Up was an okay read.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Preorder Blitz- Cowboy Up by Michelle Beattie

Title: Cowboy Up 
Author: Michelle Beattie 
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance 
Release Date: August 20, 2019 
Cover Designer: The Killion Group 

When Dallas Granger left his family's Last Stand, Texas, ranch, he hadn't planned on returning. But when a medical emergency calls him home and a legal matter affects his business, suddenly his family isn't the only thing in need of a re-build. Unfortunately his new project involves building a house for a woman who not only awakens his desires, but also his fears. But if he wants to claim her as his own, he'll have to tear down the walls he's built around his heart. Single mom Ashley Anderson knows all about juggling. Between an assortment of part-time jobs and raising her sixteen-year old daughter, she doesn't need a hunky construction worker with an attitude as a distraction. Even one who steps in to help her when she needs it most. Life has taught Ashley that when the going gets tough, she's on her own. It's going to take a man with a Texas-sized heart to show her that this cowboy isn't going anywhere.

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International Bestselling Author Michelle Beattie first found her love of romance in romantic comedies such as Romancing the Stone and Valley Girl (yes, she realizes that dates her).  It wasn't until after high school when she worked for a car rental company and had too much time on her hands that she started reading romances.  Historicals were her go-to and she raided many bookstores looking for historical western romances. Eventually she started thinking "what if" and "I'd have done that differently" and quietly started writing her own.  More than a dozen books later, Michelle has published in both digital and print platforms and her works have been translated in more than 4 languages. Michelle is a mother of two very strong, independent daughters.  She is a certified member of the Master Bowler's of Alberta and loves coaching and passing on her love for 5 pin bowling.  Besides bowling herself in a weekly league, she also likes to golf in the summer, play games, and read. Michelle lives in a solar-powered house in Central Alberta with her husband of almost 25 years, youngest daughter, and the cutest dog ever.