Friday, November 28, 2014

Review: First Position - Melody Grace

Review: First Position - Book#1 Dirty Dancing - Melody Grace - November 2014

In the mood for a new serial to read ? Love Ballet Dancers and the movement of romance and musicality ? In Melody Grace's new 3 part serial she brings to you the togetherness of Dance and Romance. In First Position we are introduced to the main two characters - Annalise aka Anna who is a ballet dancer due to her mother being a prima ballerina growing up , it is supposed to be in her blood but unlike her mother Anna doesn't have the same drive and passion for the ballet world. However, when a last minute cancellation lands Anna on a trip to Rome with the Ballet Academy she takes the spot and finds herself in a strange part of the world. It is on one of her touring days , she spots a dance troupe containing Raphael who together they have an instant attraction. What will happen though when tragedy strikes at the end of the first serial which will have Anna's career as a ballet dancer hanging on the edge when a night out with Raphael ends up with a broken bone. Is this the end of her career as a dancer before it has even started ? How will she face the music when the consequences are revealed ? Find out in Book #1 of the Dirty Dancing serial by Melody Grace.

Once Upon A December by Sydney Logan‏ Book Spotlight

Title: Once Upon a December
Author: Sydney Logan
Date of Publication: November 28th 2014

Christmas is in the air, and best selling author Sydney Logan is gifting readers with a short story collection, just in time for the holidays. Once Upon a December features Sydney’s latest story, “What Child Is This,” along with her previously published holiday stories in one complete collection. Available for the first time in both paperback and ebook, these heartwarming and romantic tales are sure to bring you joy this holiday season.

What Child Is This?

Estranged from his family and the love of his life, Thomas Fisher finds himself stranded in an airport on Christmas Eve. Imagine his surprise when a young boy takes him by the hand and shows him the way home.

Mistletoe Magic

Melanie Taylor is on a mission to find the perfect Christmas gift for her husband. Something special. Something expensive. Something that will save her marriage. Can a chance encounter on an elevator make her Christmas wish come true?

The Little Drummer Boy

It’s Christmas Eve, and Justin Banks is on the hunt for a last-minute gift for his wife, Megan. With the help of a homeless man and the beat of a drum, Justin stumbles upon the one thing Megan has always wanted. The one thing money can’t buy. It's amazing what we can hear if we just take a moment and really listen.

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About Sydney Logan

Amazon best selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of three novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, and Soldier On. Sydney has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.


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Review: Better When He's Bad - Jay Crownover

Review: Better When He's Bad - Book #1 Welcome to The Point Series - Jay Crownover - June 2014

Shane Baxter, isn't just a bad boy - he's one of the baddest and has just gotten out of prison after serving a five year sentence and now that he's out he's got a few things on his mind. The first of course is every man's desire after being locked up for so long is to have sex, the second is to find his mate Race and last but not least - kill Novak -the main guy behind the reason he landed in jail. However, things have changed on the outside while Shane has been gone and his friend Race is nowhere to be seen. Race was on the fast-track to a Ivy League school and a ticket out of this no-good place but turns out other things more important than school and a ticket out turned up when Race discovered he had a younger half-sister called Dovie. We read as Race has disappeared and everyone wants a piece of him and more importantly his sister is worried and of course we all know how 'real' bad guys are - they will kill and torture anyone in their way and right now the only connection to Race is Dovie. This novel follows the relationship between Baxter and Dovie and soon we realise she is the only one he lets call him "Shane" as when it's just the two of them , she gets the gentle , sensitive and nice guy hiding underneath all that bad facade.  This was definitely a harder read than most and does focus on what I can imagine is the lowlife and hard-up type of life with drugs, gangsters and dropkick parents who are more interested in their next fix, than their children.
 If you are a fan of books and characters like "Twitch" , then check out Better When He's Bad by Jay Crownover as you will be adding Shane Baxter to your Book Boyfriend List.

'Hunters and Creators' by Jacinta Maree Release Blitz

Hunters and Creators
My Demonic Ghost # 3
By- Jacinta Maree
Genre- YA Paranormal/Ghosts

It’s been five years since the phenomenon that shook the world’s belief in the supernatural. It has become a worldwide obsession as crowds flock together in hopes of catching a glimpse of the spirits. That is most… except Rachael Hastings.

Rachael, now at University, lives with a giant blank page in her memory from when she was fifteen years old. Plagued by nightmares of a green-eyed monster, Rachael tries to stay as far away from the paranormal as humanly possible. Despite her efforts, he stalks her through the shadows and appears in her dreams for reasons she can’t understand.

Along with friends from school, Rachael returns to Whitehaven. During her stay she is caught up in the ongoing war between heaven and hell she had unknowingly escaped from years ago.

Forced into the care of Gargoyle the Hunter, Rachael attempts to piece together her shattered memory. As emotions grow between them, a familiar green-eyed demon returns to her side, claiming that Rachael is his one true love. With the world falling apart around them, can Rachael remember who she loves and which side is right before it’s too late?


Review: Ways to Live Forever - Sally Nicholls

Review: Ways to Live Forever - Sally Nicholls - January 2008

With the movie and book "The Fault in Our Stars" released, the teens of nowadays are going through a phase of reading books that are set around the topic of "Cancer".  When you get to my age though, you have read so many books about this topic, that often it can get kind of boring as you are reading the same thing over and over again. However, Sally Nicholls book "Ways to Live Forever" was amazing and was definitely not boring. The book is set around two main characters 11 year old Sam and 13 year old Felix . Both of the boys have Cancer and are dying, so they are home-schooled by Mrs Willis. One day Mrs Willis gives the boys an idea - to write a book . Sam gets really into it and starts to make a bucket list and a book filled with random questions about Cancer, Death and the actual Dying part and begins writing. Felix , the more outgoing one decides to help Sam tick off and complete his bucket list one by one. The book not only focuses on Sam and Felix but also their families reaction to the Cancer issue. Ways to Live Forever was a really good read and it was great to see Tween/Teen Male Protagonists for a change as well. I will warn you readers that be prepared for the ending with the mindset that it is a "cancer story".
This book is really worth reading and fans of "The Fault in Our Stars" will enjoy.

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