Friday, October 11, 2013

Born Of Illusion Book #2

Budding illusionist Anna Van Housen is on top of the world: after scoring a spot on a prestigious European vaudeville tour, she has moved to London to chase her dream and to join an underground society for people like her with psychic abilities. Along with her handsome beau, Cole Archer, Anna is prepared to take the city by storm.But when Anna arrives in London, she finds the group in turmoil. Sensitives are disappearing and, without a suspect, the group’s members are turning on one another. Could the kidnapper be someone within the society itself—or has the nefarious Dr. Boyle followed them to London?As Cole and Anna begin to unravel the case and secrets about the society are revealed, they find themselves at odds, their plans for romance in London having vanished. Her life in danger and her relationship fizzling, can Anna find a way to track down the killer before he makes her his next victim—or will she have to pay the ultimate price for her powers?Set in Jazz-Age London, this alluring sequel to Born of Illusion comes alive with sparkling romance, deadly intrigue, and daring magic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I’m not sure who to tell you about here because I’m actually two people rolled into one. As a responsible mother of teens, I show one persona to the world. That person is driven, conservative and level headed. But the other part of me just never grew up. She is rebellious, impulsive and curious.It’s hard being both these people. They’re often at odds.The mother part of me knows I should put a cap on how many animals we take in. The teen part of me wants to save them all. We have five cats and two dogs. Who do you think is winning?Even now. The mother part wants to make a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a tossed salad. The teen part wants to order a pizza, work on my website and check my Facebook.Luckily, though my two halves don’t always agree, both of us live happily in Portland, Oregon, with a husband and too many animals. And we both love to write and write and write.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sisters In Love

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best. When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free. SISTERS IN LOVE is a light, uplifting work of women’s fiction and will resonate with readers who enjoy emotional journeys of the heart with strong heroines and sexy, lovable heroes. Readers of books by Jane Porter and Beth Kendrick will enjoy Danica and Blake’s story. About The Author Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Join Melissa and the YaYa Writer Girls at their annual in-person event. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event. GET IT HERE: Goodreads: Amazon: B&N Melissa Foster Media: Twitter: Website:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

High School HangoverHigh School Hangover by Stephanie Hale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book!! Everyone experiences a crush at some point in their high school life, that wild party, and finding out things about themselves they would only dream of. It may not all happen like it happened to Laney but it happens. I wish it would have told what happened to Leo's family.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades, #1-3) by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades, #1-3)Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book definitely is for the 18 and under crowd! This book is for grown ups only!! While I do not agree with some of the "practices" of the book, I certainly did use my imagination to its fullest potential. I finished the whole series in a matter of 4 days. I did not think I would like this book before I read it so I did not jump on the band wagon when it first came out. This also is not the normal genre for me, but I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone. Everybody had their own review of the book, some good and some not so good, but I think at some point in time everybody needs a little bit of Christian Grey. Either in man or woman form, everybody needs some Christian Grey. The fact that he took a shy girl and brought her out of her shell, not only changing her but himself is what had me hooked. She was hesitant at first but she eventually came around because she loved him and in turn he grew to love her and accept her demands. The third book left much to be desired but I would say that my absolute favorite was Fifty Shades Darker. It left you hanging just enough to want to read book 3.

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Bully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope Douglas

Bully (Fall Away, #1)Bully by Penelope Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book!!! I got it when it was free on Amazon and put it to the side for later, but the cover kept drawing me to it. I could not put my tablet down to stop reading!! I found myself in a similar situation where I had feelings for someone and they were either really mean or pretended that I didn't exist. I highly recommend this story for the over 17 crowd seeing as there is sexual content.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn't think I would like this book based on how it was described to me so I didn't even give it a chance for awhile. I decided to give it a chance after everybody at work started swapping the books around and especially after one of my co-workers stated that she "doesn't read...period". I borrowed the series from a friend and finished the book in 3 days (probably would have been 2 if I didn't have to work or need sleep lol). I felt like I was Katniss. It's been awhile since a book has made me feel like this. The emotions she felt I felt. You instantly fall in love with all of the main characters.
I cannot wait to see the movie (the previews didn't really catch my interests either) so that I can see the imagery of the pre-Games celebrations come to life. From Effie's pink hair to Peeta and Katniss' costumes to the moment when Peeta reveals his secret!!! or at least I hope they show all of that!! I also can't wait to see the Games. I'm not one for blood and gore and I know there will be a lot of it but I am more interested in seeing Rue and her quickness and how the contenders look. I also want to see these mutations and if they are like I pictured in my head.

If you had doubts I highly recommend you read The Hunger Games. At least give it 3 chapters like I do any book. If after 3 chapters you cannot get into the book it isn't for you. Happy Reading :)

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Friday, January 13, 2012

The Lost Summer By Kathryn Williams

The Lost SummerThe Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you loved Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, you will love this book! The story of Helena an her summer camp experience had me hooked. You feel the emotions she feels from the joy of returning to camp to her first heart break. You feel sorry for her in a way, especially after her accident. If you have ever been to summer camp you can relate to this book. I highly recommend.

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