August 20, 2015


Love Easy and Love Hard banner 
This is my stop during the book blitz for Love Easy and Love Hard and Roe Valentine. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 17 till 23 August, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours. Love Easy and Love Hard can be read as standalones, but it works best to read Love Easy first.

Love Easy
Love Easy by Roe Valentine
Genre: Roaring Twenties Historical American Romance 
Age category: Adult 
Release Date: February 22, 2014Blurb: News reporting is the main joy in Norma Hill's life. She is hell-bent on being more than a weather reporter, but new tyrant boss, Henry Chapel, doesn't agree. While she is following a news lead, Henry saves her from a handsy heir. His words warn her of danger, but his actions stir deeper emotions. Despite his gruff words, can she find the love forever absent from her life? Pompous and determined, Henry Chapel revives sagging rags and brings them to their former glory. When Lawson Publishing begs Henry to take over the Chicago Daily News, he is more than happy to comply; after all, it had been his favorite newspaper as a child. What he didn't anticipate was a fiery sass-mouthed weather reporter to contend with. He also didn't anticipate finding what he'd been looking for his whole life in the press room.

You can find Love Hard on Goodreads
You can buy Love Easy here: - Amazon - B&N - Kobo
Heat Index: Spicy
Note: Love Easy contains explicit scenes. Intended for adults.

Love Hard
Love Hard by Roe Valentine 
Genre: Roaring Twenties Historical American Romance 
Age category: Adult 
Release Date: July 1, 2015Blurb: Ingrid Crawford isn’t the careless flapper everyone thinks she is. In fact, she’s carrying around a heavy load, thanks to her loose-fisted father who’s gambled the family fortune away. While moonlighting at the Tease, she meets a man who might get her out of her financial troubles for good. Jovanis Koulis is a Greek immigrant who works as a courier, but he strives for much more. While visiting a burlesque joint, he is hit by Cupid’s arrow in the worst way when he lays eyes on the Veiled Vixen. Though he doesn’t tell the fair lady who he really is, he lets her believe what she wants…until he meets her face-to-face days later and neither are who they thought they were. Will they be able to live up to each other’s expectations without finding themselves in hot water first?

You can find Love Hard on Goodreads
You can buy Love Hard here: - Amazon - B&N - Kobo
Heat Index: Spicy
Note: Love Hard contains explicit scenes. Intended for adults.
Note: Love Hard is a standalone novel, but best when read after LOVE EASY

August 17, 2015


Today is something a little different. I was contacted by an author about making a guest post on my blog about their first review troll. What is a review troll you ask? It is someone who reviews and rates books without reading them. I, for one, think this is ridiculous. 

I have come across many false reviews while on goodreads and amazon, from people rating the book a 5/5 because they like the author or 1/5 because they dislike the author. This makes it harder for the author to hype their book up, it also makes it difficult for future readers. For someone like me who bases a lot of their judgment on wanting to read a book on the reviews, I may be missing out on something amazing because someone decided to troll the reviews. 

Take for example James Frey. No, I completely disagree with everything he has ever done. I don't support Full Fathom Five, and I think it's disgraceful that he faked his "autobiography". But if I had let that take control of my thoughts when it came to Endgame, I would have missed out on quite a good dystopian novel. (which I have read and enjoyed *review to come)

You have to remember that to an author their book is their baby. They put everything into their writings, so you can imagine the hurt when someone falsely rates their books "just because".

So today I am featuring author, Matt Abraham. 

So on to the Guest post!

MY FIRST REVIEW TROLL!  (Part 2, revenge)

For those of you who don't know, I got my first Amazon review troll this week and subsequently went through the following 3 stages... before exacting revenge. WARNING: this isn't for the squeamish, and if you're a follower or a personal friend I hope I don't lose you, or your respect. But sometimes we got to do what we got to do:

August 05, 2015


Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
by Sarah J Maas
"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

This is the second book in the Throne of Glass series if you have not read the first one I highly suggest you do before you continue on with my review. Spoiler alert has been made.