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Saturday, February 17, 2018

InkSlinger PR Presents: The Wonder Of You by Harper Kincaid; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Review, #OnSale



THE WONDER OF YOU by Harper Kincaid is LIVE!

Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from InkSlinger PR and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


BOOK DESCRIPTION:

What if Alice didn’t fall down the rabbit hole, but instead, traveled through
Lincoln Tunnel into another kind of Wonderland:
New York City.
The best day of twenty-five year old Alice Leighton’s life was the day she got to put her nothing special, lil Southern town in her rear-view mirror. Good-bye to phony ‘bless your hearts’ and ‘I’ll pray for you’ crap, all while talking trash behind her back. She’s New York City’s latest addition and she’s going to work her ass off proving she earned her spot in the country’s top grad program.
Never again will she let some jerk derail her future and break her heart. Oh, and no more players. She’s D.O.N.E with the ‘cool guys’.
Getting caught up in Dare Grangeworth, the art world’s resident bad boy, was not part of her Alice 2.0 plan, even if he is just her type, with his beard, tats sleeves and intense green eyes. When he’s not dodging the press or his cultish fan base, Dare’s making art that makes a statement. Women seem to lose their heads around him – all the more reason why he finds Alice’s candor refreshing. He’s used to women giving in – not giving attitude.
He has to get to know this girl, even if it means allowing himself to be the subject of her research. Before too long, he becomes more than a simple outlier she can explain away. And for him everything starts to feel larger than life and upside down, like a heady rush, all while desperately trying not to lose his heart.
Become lost and found in this re-imagined story of Alice and her cast of characters, in a world where Wonderland meets Sex-and-the-City.




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My Thoughts:

Alice Leighton certainly knows how to stand up for herself – and I liked that about her.  Dare Grangeworth has been outed about his attitude.  There were several characters that made enough of an appearance that I can’t wait to see who makes it to book two.

There’s plenty of quizzical parrying going back and forth between these two – kept me very entertained.  The author is good to her readers that you know from the very beginning what tale this book is based on.  But she does a great job in making this story her own.  It’s not a story that will have you thinking of people wearing cards running around.  It won’t have you thinking of Johnny Depp’s version in the movie – unless you want to think of him as Dare.

I would like to think that if Lewis Carroll read this book, he would be impressed on what Ms. Kincaid was able to do with his story.  But I would like to know what inspired her to write this twist.  I liked reading quotes from Mr. Carroll – in a small way it connects the two stories.  The author did a great job of getting me to laugh that just added to my enjoyment – very crafty.  It was nice to have the dual point of view so that we know what the other was thinking.  Alice was very good at standing up for her beliefs – she was a character that spoke very loudly here.  Which character is going to speak loudly next?

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AUTHOR BIO:


Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on her head ever since. For years, she was a jill of all trades and a master of none, but is now tickled hot pink to pen stories that break and mend people's hearts for a living. Kincaid believes seduction occurs from the neck up, which is why her characters are smart, sexy, and slightly quirky - and definitely worthy to be your next hard-core book crush.
When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl,  the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh 'til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but has now happily settled in the cutest lil' town, Vienna, Virginia.

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#ComingSoon: Pretty As A Peach by Juliette Poe; #PreOrder




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Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and pull up a porch swing…we’re heading back down to Whynot, NC! PRETTY AS A PEACH, the fourth installment of Juliette Poe’s Sex & Sweet Tea series, is coming March 15.

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Synopsis:

Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm. 

Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda. 

As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.

** All of the books in the Sex & Sweet Tea series can be read as standalones, but if you’d like to see where it all began, download Ain’t He Precious? (Sex & Sweet Tea, Book #1) for #FREE: http://juliettepoe.com/bookstore/aint-he-precious/ **


Friday, February 16, 2018

#BlogTour: Seized By Love At Seaside by Addison Cole; #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Live, #Review



Dive into the Newest Sweet with Heat Romance!


SEIZED BY LOVE AT SEASIDE
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #7
Addison Cole
Releasing Feb 7, 2018
Rating:  5 Stars
 
Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".



Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything.  But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

Seized by Love at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seized by Love by Melissa Foster.






My Thoughts:

Lizzie Barber is very resourceful but it’s starting to weight her down.  She also feels guilty when it comes to secrets.  But she shows that we do what we have to do in order to help others out.  Blue Ryder really loves having an excuse to help a certain someone out.  I’m afraid that I ended up with a book boyfriend crush.  This makes me glad that he’s fictional because I think he’d have a lot of women knocking his door down.

I’m afraid that I’ve developed an issue with this author as well as her alter ego – or vice versa.  I’ve come to love both series and can’t say that I love one above the other.  But I think that at some point, I’m going to read them side by side.  I’ll read the sweet one first and then read the one with heat.  And I’ll do this while down on the Cape – how could I not.  I want the ambiance, I want the warm sea air, and I want to feel a part of this group of friends that shine in each book I read.

I know – no more crushing but it’s hard not to when you’ve fallen in love with this group of people.  You know they don’t exist but it feels as if they could.  They have family members who could sound like ones that exist in your world.  They have problems that anyone could have but in the end they all remain friends.  They boost you up when you’re feeling down and no matter what by the end of their story you’ve forgotten your troubles, even if for a little while, and can end the day feeling a little lighter and with a smile on your face.  And if I get a little giggle at the end than that’s just icing on the cake.  Seeing a preview of my next read in the series also made my day.





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Giveaway:





Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.    





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