Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Blog Tour and Review - The Accidental Honeymoon by Portia MacIntosh



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The Accidental Honeymoon
by Portia MacIntosh
Released: June 16, 2017
Harper Collins
Blurb:
What happens in Vegas…When Georgie discovers that her fiancé has been cheating on her, only a few days before her cousin’s wedding, her whole world explodes. Facing a romantic trip to Vegas alone, she decides to go out and have some fun…
…but Georgie never expected to wake up wed! And even worse, she can’t remember who to. So when gorgeous Jack reveals himself as her husband, she can’t believe her luck – he’ll act as the perfect wedding date!
Even if it is their very accidental honeymoon, surely the newlyweds can keep their emotions in check for just a few days more?
Don’t miss the laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Portia MacIntosh, author of It’s Not You, It’s Them. Perfect for fans of Rosie Blake, Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk.

What I Say:

Guest review by Gemma Hughes
I would like to thank HQ Digital for approving me to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


The accidental honeymoon..... fab book from start to finish, loved the story and the fact it was written about a place that's not too far away from me. Reading this book after reading all of Portia's books and it's just what I expected from her, all her books have been brill. 

What happens in Vegas.... poor Georgie never expected her boyfriend to cheat on her but waking up after a night in Vegas to find she is married was truly unexpected..........but who to? Going back home from L.A to her family in Blackpool a family wedding but will her husband reveal himself?? All these questions kept me glued to each page until I had finished the book.  An absolutely amazing fun story.

Only one way to find out, read the book I can assure you, you will not be disappointed! 

Thank you, Portia Macintosh, for another fab read.


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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Portia_MacIntosh_The_Accidental_Honeymoon?id=XSQPDgAAQBAJ
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34472959-the-accidental-honeymoon
Guest Post
When it comes to actually writing something, and then actually letting other people read it, you realise quite quickly that you’re going to need a very thick skin if you’re going to succeed.
First up, if your work is being published, you’ll have to go through the editorial process, where multiple people will tell you everything that is wrong with that thing you’ve been pouring your heart and soul into for months. And you know it’s part of the job, and you know that these people know what they’re talking about, but it’s still tough to take.
Then your books go to reviewers – another very important part of the process – and for the most part their reviews are fair and they make very valid points. Every now and then though, you will encounter a reader who not only didn’t like your book, but they feel like they need to express this online, and they’re not going to pull any punches. When this happens, you remind yourself that not everyone is going to like your book, just like you haven’t liked every book you’ve ever read, but it’s still hard to read when they’re laying into you plot, your characters, your writing style and sometimes even who you are as a person.
The best way to deal with this is to just accept it, and learn to ignore it. You can’t please everyone and that’s fine. Read reviews if you want, but don’t get upset if they’re not great. They won’t all be great.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I put my book out there and ask for people to tell me what they think, but it’s a bit like asking your boyfriend if your bum looks big – you can’t exactly be upset if he says yes, can you? Actually, scrap that last bit. The answer to questions about how you look never be anything less than be amazing.

Author Info:
Portia MacIntosh has been 'making stuff up' for as long as she can remember - or so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or, most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales. After years working as a music journalist, Portia decided it was time to use her powers for good and started writing novels. Taking inspiration from her experiences on tour with bands, the real struggle of dating in your twenties and just trying to survive as an adult human female generally, Portia writes about what it's really like for women who don't find this life stuff as easy as it seems.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Website: http://portiamacintosh.wixsite.com/books
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/macintoshportia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PortiaMacIntosh
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7021666.Portia_Macintosh

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Friday, 2 June 2017

Cover Reveal - The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees by Rebecca Raisin


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What is French for falling in love?

When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and her twin sister is nearly in her grasp. If she wins this competition, they are on their way to opening their very own perfume boutique!

Arriving in Paris, watching the sun glinting off the Seine and wandering the Champs-Elysees, Del discovers the most perfect perfumery she’s ever seen. Yet, as the competition dawns Del realises that whilst she might have had the best nose in her small village, her competitors seem to know more than she could ever have dreamed. This competition isn’t going to be easy…

Del has the romance of Paris to sweep her away from her worries, but as the competition heats up, so does her desire for that which she cannot have! If only the dashing owner Sébastien didn’t smell so seductive, look so handsome and make her heart flutter like it never has before. They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attraction get in the way of securing her dreams?



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Blog Tour and Review - Save The Date (Chicago on Ice Series #3) by Aven Ellis



Save The Date

Chicago on Ice Series #3 - Can be read as standalone
230 pages
Publisher - Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
Release Date - 17 May 2017

Chicago event planner Collins Brady knows how to make the magic happen for her clients. From elaborate weddings to cute baby showers, Collins knows what to do to make an experience breathtakingly perfect. In her mind, she adds the sparkle that makes everything shine.
If only she had that same sparkle in her personal life.
While she’s good at her job, her true career dreams lie elsewhere. If she could do anything, it would be to become an equestrian riding instructor. That dream, however, is shelved due to practicality. And that’s not the only thing Collins has shelved. After ending a relationship with her college sweetheart, Collins has taken her heart out of the game, too. She wonders if that magical kind of love can exist. But maybe it’s only a fantasy.
Or is it? All of that changes the night she meets Luca Ballerini, the rookie goalie for the Chicago Buffaloes. Passionate and fiercely determined, Luca has only made time for hockey in his life—until he meets Collins. Her spark hasn’t escaped him, and now Luca wants something other than his hockey career.
But following their dreams and hearts isn’t always easy. Can Collins and Luca find a way to live their dreams with each other?
Will love get past them? Or will this goalie make a perfect save of Collins’ heart?

I would like to thank Aven Ellis for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I don't know what I can say about Aven's books that I haven't already said before, with each story I become more invested in the book and the ups and downs of each character. As with every book Aven's writing grows as does each character.

The female lead in the Collins has here dreams but she has put them on hold because she doesn't want to let anyone down. She meets Luca the ambitious young goalie for the Chicago Buffalo's and both of them grow and learn from each other. Luca is a super hot goalie with a great career head of him but his life is missing the love of a good woman. Collins and a Luca are a perfect match for each other.

This is a fabulous romantic read with added drama and a few familiar characters. Aven;s books always leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling in the end and I want to read more straight away.



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About the Author



I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.

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Website/Blog - http://avenellis.com/


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

COVER REVEAL FORGETTING YOU, FORGETTING ME Monica James

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MONICA JAMES COVER REVEAL
FORGETTING YOU, FORGETTING ME
Monica James

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Series: Memories From Yesterday Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26th 2017
German Rights sold to: Heyne, Random House


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My name is Lucy Tucker, and my life…it was perfect.


I worked the dream job. I had the most incredible family and friends. My home, Whispering Willows, a ranch in Montana, was everything I could ever wish for. My adoring fiancé, Samuel Stone, loved me unconditionally.


I had everything a girl could ever want.


But one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those words were, “There’s been an accident.”


I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned my world upside down. But through chaos I somehow found clarity—clarity of who I was meant to be.


As time progressed, as seasons changed, and as a fire began to burn, I soon realized that Saxon was there for another reason…he was there to help save me.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.
She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
Author Links
Instagram: @MonicaJames
Website: http://monicajamesbooks.blogspot.com.au/


GIVEAWAY:
3 E-Books of FORGETTING YOU, FORGETTING ME on release day

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Release Day Promo - Save The Date (Chicago on Ice Series #3) by AvenEllis

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Save The Date

Chicago on Ice Series #3 - Can be read as standalone
230 pages
Publisher - Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
Release Date - 17 May 2017

Blurb

Chicago event planner Collins Brady knows how to make the magic happen for her clients. From elaborate weddings to cute baby showers, Collins knows what to do to make an experience breathtakingly perfect. In her mind, she adds the sparkle that makes everything shine.
If only she had that same sparkle in her personal life.
While she’s good at her job, her true career dreams lie elsewhere. If she could do anything, it would be to become an equestrian riding instructor. That dream, however, is shelved due to practicality. And that’s not the only thing Collins has shelved. After ending a relationship with her college sweetheart, Collins has taken her heart out of the game, too. She wonders if that magical kind of love can exist. But maybe it’s only a fantasy.
Or is it? All of that changes the night she meets Luca Ballerini, the rookie goalie for the Chicago Buffaloes. Passionate and fiercely determined, Luca has only made time for hockey in his life—until he meets Collins. Her spark hasn’t escaped him, and now Luca wants something other than his hockey career.
But following their dreams and hearts isn’t always easy. Can Collins and Luca find a way to live their dreams with each other?
Will love get past them? Or will this goalie make a perfect save of Collins’ heart?

“Luca,” I say, my tone serious, “why did you want to meet me after seeing that website picture?”
“It’s not obvious?” Luca asks, surprise resonating in his deep voice.
“No.”
“Have you ever seen a picture of someone that made you intrigued and want to know their story? That’s what happened with you.”
I furrow my brow. “What story?”
Luca is silent for a moment. “I think you have a lot of stories, Collins.”
Ooh!
“You are uniquely beautiful; I won’t lie. That’s what caught my attention at first,” Luca continues. “Then seeing you posing with a horse, I couldn’t get over how genuinely happy you looked. Livy told me the horse was yours. While she went on to talk about bracelets, I couldn’t stop thinking about you. The girl with the cool name. The girl with the freckles and the light-brown hair and the toffee-colored eyes. The girl who loves horses. I wanted to know her story. Your story.
I stare back at him, impressed with his honesty. This is a man who doesn’t play games. Luca is direct. He takes charge and goes after what he wants.
He took action tonight, just like I did.
“Hopefully, my story will live up to what you envisioned,” I say.
Luca is quiet for a moment. His hazel eyes linger on mine.
“So far it has.”

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About the Author

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I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.

Links


Website/Blog - http://avenellis.com/