Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Trailer Tuesday

Its that time of the week to share some amazing book trailers with you all

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Entice by Carrie Jones

What other trailers are you oving right now?

Friday, 24 December 2010

Oh How I Missed Thee

OK so I have been missing for what feels like forever but I can tell you I'm back but be warned I may end up in hospital again soon if this bump don't cut me some slack ;o) but with the new phone that the hubster gifted me I'm hoping I an keep you all in the know. Since being pregnant I have had some awful luck I was admitted into hospital for sever vomiting where I  developed double vision and sever migraines and whilst in hospital my house was burgled so we have been in the process of finding somewhere more safe and secure :o)

My problems have persisted and I have been in and out of hospital for testing ever since, things are getting slightly better but I understand that this can go sour again at any point on the lighter side I'm now nearly 23 weeks pregnant and The Bean seems to be doing well, my vision has returned and although there are occasions I still see double i can read again which believe me is a relief.

So there is the low down for all those that have been worried and emailing me, I'm going to try and post regularly and i have many reviews coming your way including the wonderful Nightshade by Andrea Cremer all I can say for now is WOW!!!!

So tell me what you all been reading...I feel so behind

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Book Review - Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush 2)

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away, and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch, or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine
My Review
Ok so first off can I say how mad I am with the cliff hanger on this book I mean GRRRRR! it sucks big!! how am I meant to last a whole year until the 3rd Novel is released I mean Just as I was thinking things couldn't get any worse on Nora and Becca goes and ends the final page in her Crescendo story with and ending like that...poor poor Nora (until next year anyway :o).)

Crescendo is a continuing journey of twists and turns that keep your hands turning the pages right to the very end! Nora becomes a tad independent in this novel but her inability to listen sends me insane (I must say she is a typical girl, I mean we are all stubborn) she goes out alone in Crescendo trying to find her own 2 feet and not falling off them which believe me she does on more then one occasion but damn I love this girl and her ways, she sure does make the book so much better.

I'm besotted with Becca's addictive writing style, not many hold the continuous drug like style that holds your attention time and time again not once did I waver and I completed the novel within 3 hours. I would say it is a sure read one that will have you screaming at the ending!!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Book (mini) Review - Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life
My Review
This review is coming to you after the second time reading of Hush Hush as I wanted my memory fresh for Crescendo but my feelings have not changed I loved it as much as the first time and if not it was much sweeter.
Becca writes a smooth and addictive novel that leaves the hands restless and the heart aching for more, her characters are compelling leaving much to the imagination. The main character Nora can be a little a tad annoying but this I like about her it suits her character and as she grows in the book you see why shes the way she is and she warms on you....Patch was a little more of a mystery to me I had this love hate relationship with him and when I hated him I hated him bad and when I loved him I was besotted.
What does it for me more then the characters is the story line....one that starts of a  little dull but captivating changes into a can't put you down, need to consume every word read. The journey Nora is taken on is addictive and your left with a need for more to know more of everything and to know more of who and what Patch is!!
I definitely recommend this read for EVERYONE who has not read it all ready as I have a feeling that Crescendo will be hot hot hott!
Happy Tuesday xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

30 Days of Gratitude(2)

So it has come around to week 2 of my 30 weeks of bookish gratitude and this week I'm grateful for trees....

If it was not for the trees around us we would not have the book shelves we have to store our books on or the books we read and we all know there is nothing better then the smell of a new book that the trees around us produce.

Tell me what are you grateful for this week I would love to know and it don't have to be book related.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Book Review - Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld

Midnighters 2 - Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld

Bixby, Oklahoma, is full of secrets. Some come out at midnight. Some should stay hidden.

As the Midnighters search for the truth about the secret hour, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby's history, and a conspiracy that touches the world of daylight. This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can't find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own . . . forever.
My Review
I became a fan of the Midnighters series after reading  and reviewing book1(here)  not so long ago so I was eager to start book 2 but it wasn't what I expected. I felt a little let down but at the same time satisfied.

Touching Darkness is a great 2nd in the series but for me it wasn't enough and yet and the same time it was, there where times when I felt I couldn't put it down and then suddenly I was in a state of I couldn't allow myself to read anymore, its action packed and gives us more history to The Secret Hour  and maybe the history is what made my interest float a little but when that was done with and we was down tot he nit and grit I really enjoyed reading Touching Darkness.

Although this isn't a fave book of mine I would still highly recommend reading it as I feel that it is certainly an element of the novels and I'm looking forward to starting book 3 Blue Noon to see where it leads me I still have high hopes yet!!!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Book Review - Torment by Lauren Kate

Torment (Fallen2) by Lauren Kate

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

My Review

OH MY GOD this book was totally awesome!!!!! I can honestly say it lived up to all my expectations and more and not only has it had me reading none stop the past 3 hours from when I started it to the very last page it has left me yearning and needing more and I have officially decided the lovely Lauren Kate is no longer Lovely but a big meanie who likes to torment her readers with this tormenting but fabulous 2nd in the Fallen novel.

Torment has a few new additions but the main characters still remain Luce has grown on me tremendously in Torment , it feels like while she has grown on me she has grown as a person, shes opening up to many possibilities and is very unsure of the world around her....it gives that whole you go girl but at the same time let me just smack you up the head a little I mean hello Daniel we need him!!!! The two additional chums that get included in this Novel is Shelby the yoga mad Nephilim and Miles the I'm so in love with you Luce kinda guy they are total opposites but IMO there good for Luce and her Developing Character.

I can honestly admit that my heart and soul has been racing through this book wanting to give each character a Lil what for I mean how dare they do this to me but I must say it feels good to be on the edge of my chair in suspense needing every bit that I can consume as its been a first in a long time that I have found a book that isn't predictable, I mean I'm stunned and feel I can't even write a real review without it containing wow 1000 times I would love to give you all the gory details but I wont as I'm not that mean.... but here it goes for what I can say without giving too much away to my readers who have not read this novel as of yet - the ending sucks big time and waiting for the 3rd novel in the Fallen Series Passion is going to KILL ME.

Happy Reading xxx

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

A little Rant

I have been receiving a few emails since I have started my blog which I choose to ignore, the reason for this is 'It doesn't mean ll that much too me what others think regarding a book'

OK so up until I have read a book I avoid all reviews regarding it as when I start a book I start it fresh like its the first book I have ever read, once I have read, written and posted my own review on 'the book I have just read' I like to surf and find out what others felt about the book and 9/10 I hear this

'It was too much like twilight'
'It resembles crescendo'

and so on and so forth blah blah blah...so what if there are a few similarities, I notice them but that doesn't entitle it to a bad review I judge a book purely by what I think about it not what or how others feel or felt when they read the book. You could tell me a book was really bad but I will still give it a shot and see how it is and if I don't like it then I will say so, but it takes alot for me to really dislike a book.

So the next to my readers pick up a book I advise you to think of it as the very first book you have picked up, new book, new author and nothing else matters....don't put it down because there are similarities to another story you have read if you are liking it, give it a shot and finish it you may just be surprised to how much you do like it!!!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Book Review - By Midnight by Mia James

By Midnight by Mia James

April Dunne is not impressed. She's had to move from Edinburgh to Highgate, London, with her parents. She's left her friends - and her entire life - behind. She has to start at a new school and, worst of all, now she's stuck in a creepy old dump of a house which doesn't even have proper mobile phone reception. Ravenwood, her new school, is a prestigious academy for gifted (financially or academically) students - and the only place her parents could find her a place, in the middle of term, in the middle of London, on incredibly short notice. So she's stuck with the super-rich, and the super-smart . . . and trying to fit in is when the rest of the students seem to be more glamorous, smarter, or more talented than she is, is more than tough. It's intimidating and isolating, even when she finds a friend in the conspiracy-theorist Caro Jackson - and perhaps finds something more than friendship in the gorgeous, mysterious Gabriel Swift. But there's more going on at Ravenwood than meets the eye. Practical jokes on new students are normal, but when Gabriel saves her from . . . something . . . . in the Highgate Cemetery, and then she discovers that a murder took place, just yards away from where she had been standing, April has to wonder if something more sinister is going on. . . . and whether or not she's going to live through it . .

My Review
When I first brought this book it called out to me from my to be read pile but due to it being on the waiting list(this book worm has dead lines):o) i didn't get to read it straight away but when I did finally pick it up I really enjoyed it, so much so that it is still fresh in my mind when I'm now writing the review a few weeks later.

By Midnight was a slow paced novel,and as many know slow paced vampy novels are not normally my thing but By Midnight left me with this sweet taste of understanding and high expectations.

The main character April is a sweet character who comes off a little dipsy shes going through all these emotions and then shes thrown into this world of murder and mystery and is left with no one to turn too. April gets strong, she gets aware of her surroundings and she becomes interesting....I really like this about her and I like that she doesn't trust too easily either.

By Midnight is a great beginning for Mia James (Tasmina & John Perry) yeah I will admit there are mistakes but don't most debut novels have those pin point mistakes, me i looked past those as they didn't really shout out at me and it certainly didn't stop me from wanting more of those day walking non sparkling vampires - roll on book 2!!!

30 Days of Gratitude(1)

So I decided to tell you all what I'm grateful for once a week every Monday.
This will be things that as a Busy Mom makes my life a little easier, allows reading time to become more often or plain old what I like to do when I sit and read

This week I'm grateful for:

Children's Books
Because if it wasn't for those little hardback pages of fun and cheerfulness I wouldn't be able to have those extra chapters read each day - especially when its an 'I hate to have to put you down' kinda book.

What are you grateful for? I would love for you to tell me or take a picture, blog it and link me up theres nothing more then a little shared gratitude

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Book Review - Matched by Allie Condie

Matched by Ally Condie - Released Novemeber 30th 2010
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion

Well, Well, Well what can I say other then WOW!!! I heart you Ally you have entered my life with a bang and I am sure left wanting a whole lot more.

Living in UK the hype for this novel was a little delayed but being a follower of many American Ladies I was down on the 'I so want that' list a long time before I could afford to as when I need a novel I need it bad, so when I was asked to review Matched I literally done a happy dance here in my living room.

Allie writes with a deep passion that engaged my attention from the first page and kept me going all through the night her characters where well thought out and where surely ones to keep you thinking about :o)
Cassie the main character gripped me by the cuff of my neck and had me loving her and the way she took on everything that was thrown her way but then the way she jumped from this innocent naive girl to a fighter after so much slowly unravels made me love her even more. I was left with this feeling that nothing is ever as it seems, there is always a hidden story and I loved every piece my mind eat up, it also left me asking what would I do if every thing I did or planned to do would be controlled? Probably the same!

Matched lived up to all my expectations and then some and if you want to know am I tempted to re-read it then be sure it wont be long before I do as I'm so eager for the next part (boohoo to cliffhangers). Its a sure addition to all my readers book shelves and many of my book club girls have already decided to reserve it as I promise it's one you will regret not reading f you don't!

And if you don't believe me, here is the trailer to leave you drooling :o)

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Well hello world, Oh how I have missed thee!

So im back after decorating and moving and waiting for my internet, phoneline and cable to get fitted I have read like crazy and wrote reviews via word which will be slowly but surely added here.

So watch this space I have lots in store <3

Friday, 17 September 2010

Follow my Blog and Hop Friday

Hey all, its that time of week again when we share our love for each others blogs, if you stop by my blog today leave me some love so i can return to your blog and say hello

For those of you who don't know, Book Hop is hosted over at Crazy for Books and you can learn all about it by clicking on the link and visiting the great site. Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted over at Para Junkee so stop by to check it out.

Don't forget to leave some love so I can come and follow you in return

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Trailer Thursday

Two Amazing trailers to feast your eyes upon today,
I hope they make you as excited as they made me..

Saving Max by Antoinette Van Heugton

Lies by Michael Grant

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Book Review - Tall, Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare

Tall Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare

The reckless, rakish younger brother of a powerful duke, Lord Benjamin Westfield transforms into a wolf under the light of the full moon-until one fateful evening when he doesn't change and his life is shattered. Fearing he may never be able to change again, Benjamin sets out for Scotland in search of a witch who can heal his inner beast. The noble werewolf is drawn to the beautiful young woman, but what does he have to offer in this broken state?

My Review
Tall Dark and Wolfish is the second book in the Westfield Brothers and I must admit it was my favourite from the 3 novels....I mean WOW! I love how all the charm of the characters came to life in the book and made it feel so real....if only it was I mean we all love a little wolf in our stories ;o)

 I was a little afraid of this book as I didn't want to give up on my Love for the 3rd book in the series The Wolf Next Door, I was smitten with William the middle brother out of the 3 but starting Benjamin's story only gave me a greater love for Lydia's writing and her passion for doing what she does best and of course that is write. Lydia take's you on an exciting journey one that is full of love, fire, passion, wit and a little fierceness from the ladies and if all that wolf isn't enough then I'm sure you will fall for the witty witch Elspeth a Scottish lass who of course has her coven sisters to fight where needed even if means getting the weather and vines to do the dirty bidding...in both good and bad ways of course.

I truly love this series completing each book in less then 3 hours and not even leaving a slight crease down the spine.....and to think I have to wait for a companion novel - The Taming if The Wolf I know it will be hell but I am sure it will be worth the wait!!

Full Links to series reviews
Book 2 - Tall Dark and Wolfish

Happy Reading....

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Better and Back

First of all I need to apologise! I have been so ill that my blogging has suffered but I can assure you that I am on the mend and I will be back with reviews, interviews and giveaways with news for you all so stay tuned the fun begins tomorrow.

Thanks to all those that sent get well wishes I really enjoyed reading all your messages they really made me smile


Sunday, 5 September 2010


So I'm really sorry this is getting posted late but late is better then never...right

Winner of The Dark Divine by Bree Despain - Khadija @ Black Finger Nailed Reviews
Winner of His Last Duchess - Carrie @ In the Hammock Blog

Congrats Girls
So I can post these asap ;o)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Book Review - A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare

A Certain Wolfish Charm - Westfield Brothers 1 by Lydia Dare

In Lydia dare's debut trilogy, Regency England has gone to the wolves!
He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full...
The rules of Society can be beastly-especially when you're a werewolf and it's that irritating time of the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn't help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is...

A woman whose charm is stronger than the moon...

When Lily's beloved nephew's behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy's cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon's idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.

They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other's darkest secrets...

My Review

If you remember not so long ago I read and Reviewed the 3rd novel in the Westfield Brother series The Wolf Next Door (review here) and was totally charmed by these hunky man wolfs and couldn't resist more so I went and ordered the first two in the series. (sigh*) A Certain Wolfish Charm is the first in the Westfield Brothers series by Lydia Dare and a great start to a series it is....it would have been a great stand alone novel as it leaves you content at the end but I'm grateful for the continuation as I don't think I could ever get enough of those moon howling beasts with there 'suduce me ' charm.

A Certain Wolfish Charm is about the elder brother in the Westerfield Family, Simon a stubborn yet daring man who meets his match in Lily and her stubborn ways, he falls for her immediately and from there Lydia wastes no time with the mission to unleash the beast. They both are well suited characters who's characteristics allowed me to take an extremely memorable journey with them.

I'm in Love with this series so far and I must say if anyone can get me to devour a 375 page book in less then 3 hours they deserve a well earned thumbs up and recommendation from me. Lydia wastes no time in getting straight to the point not hovering over unnecessary bits of information that are rendered useless to the novel but hitting the spots that make you um and arr. I love her characters and there little love scenario, it makes me want more and more I will get ;o)

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Book Review - The Secrets We Keep by Colette Caddle

The Secrets We Keep by Colette Caddle

Four years ago Erin Joyce left Dublin under a cloud and bought a guesthouse in the remote, beautiful village of Dunbarra. The Gatehouse attracts a strange clutch of guests who, once ensconced, never want to leave. There's Hazel, a shy artist, and her sweet, silent daughter Gracie. Sandra, a brash American, wants to know everything about everyone. Then there's wise old easy-going PJ, who's seemingly part of the furniture. But Erin's fragile happiness is thrown off-balance by the arrival of A-list Hollywood actor Sebastian Grey. Erin finds herself drawn to this handsome enigmatic man, who used to walk with a swagger but now prowls the country lanes with haunted eyes. What trauma could have brought about this devastating change? Sebastian isn't the only one in the Gatehouse with a secret. Why is Hazel cast so adrift? Where does PJ go each week without fail, and what really brought Sandra to Dunbarra? As Erin finds herself embroiled in her guests' secrets she starts to ask herself: will she be ready to reveal her own?

My Review
I'm a sucker for a good book, one that I don't get bored with easily and keeps me turning the pages right to the very end....and I must say The Secrets We Keep is certainly one of those books. I didn't think it was possible for a book to be written on such simple life matters to be so engaging, there is normally a lack of umph for me in Contemporary Fiction but not with Colette's novel The Secret We Keep, there is just something about the character's lives that wants you to know and need more.

Colette writes her characters well, I was touched by the difference between each individual and the fact that the main story was about Erin and was mostly from her point of view, but there was also little sections from many of the other characters in her life's point as well and that only made it more interesting to know how they where feeling also but never giving away too much information or that you guessed what was wrong or what would happen next...

Erin was a little naive when it came to certain things or should I say a certain someone...although she had the world on a platter ready to do anything for her she gave it all up for a possibility and this infuriated me.... She had Ronan a darling of a gentleman who was affectionate and compassionate giving Erin the space she needed when she needed it and then there was Sebastian a man who could have it all and then some, I certainly wanted to smack him one when I read the truth towards the end I mean 'what the funk he is such a punk' but these characters only added to the great atmosphere in this novel!

Colette Caddle has certainly touched a soft spot with this novel and not only has she thought inside the closet but she leaped outside too, giving me an awesome awestruck ride along the way as I hunt down for the truth behind my many possibilities...I'm also truly smoked away by the ending and I may just tempt myself for her latest release Always On My Mind.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Book to Film - Beastly by Alex Flinn

SPOILER ALERT - There will be spoilers in all Book to Film posts

Beastly - The Movie Trailer

My Book Review - HERE

My thoughts after viewing the trailer

OK so I love this trailer and it was one of the reasons why I bought the book Beastly to begin with...I find it important to read any book that will be later released into a film before I watch the movie.

There are a few points I noticed from the trailer straight away that are very different from the book

  1. Kyle (main mail character aka Beastly) is meant to grow hair and claws like a Wolf not vain type marks. I was looking forward to that fact...

  2. Kyle did not build the green house for Lindy (The Beauty- female main character) he built it because he enjoyed the roses and wanted them to last longer.

  3. Isn't Kendra meant to be UGLY - maybe I'm mistaken but I was hoping she would be a little to the description in the book - I was hoping for at least the purple hair :o(

  4. Where is Will's guide dog?

  5. Beastly does not mask up he reveals himself via sitting watching TV when Lindy Leaves her room.

  6. Doesn't Lindy's father brings her to Kyles house?
So so far there are many points I have noticed that are different, I still have high hopes for the film, I think it will be awesome but I hate that so much is different all ready....I love a good book and I love that they get made into movies but I hate it when they are very different...don't you agree?

Sunday, 29 August 2010

In my Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by the wonderful Kristi at The Story Siren

I got some amazing news this week and some of you may already know but those that don't
I'm Expecting

Its early days yet but its taken a lot out of me so please please forgive me for the lack of posting and commenting, normality will commence soon.

So now with this weeks IMM

I didn't receive the books I bought this week but I did receive some great yummie's

For Review:
Finding Sky by Joss Stirling
A Novel of Intrigue and Romance by Michaela MacColl
My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald

Troy High by Shana Norris
The Pharaoh's Secret by Melissa Moss


The Lovely Matt Haig author of The Radleys sent me a signed copy of

 So thank you to the lovely Mr Haig xxx

So that's it for this week, What did you all get in your mailbox?

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Book Review - Beastly by Alex Flinn

Beastly by Alex Flinn

I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly
My Review
Hmmmm, I'm in two minds about this book and can not get my feelings clear, I love Beauty and the Beast its a classic and I don't feel nothing can compare with those few Disney classics from my childhood but Alex Flinn did good with his modernisation of Beauty and the Beast in Beastly.

Alex Flinn writes with a simplicity that makes it an easy read and I think its length and pace was perfect anything longer and I am sure it would have got a little dull. Alex Finn sticks to the original a little too much during the book even though locations differ and a few characters are except i.e Mrs Pots etc I wish he would have changed things a bit more, I mean it would have been great for the story to take unexpected turns that would throw you off course a little, with me being a fan of the original I found it a little too predictable

The characters in Beastly where great I mean Mr Obnoxious surely got taught a lesson that there is so much more then beauty and behind all that hair is someone who is deeply beautiful in many other ways and our Beauty was not so perfect but she was inside and that's what brings the story together.

Overall Beastly is a good read one I would recommend all to read it before the release of the movie...although I do have a feeling that it will be very different from Book to Film but only time will tell.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Book Review - The Prophecy by John Kilgallon

The Prophecy by John Kilgallon

A stolen manuscript. New York Author Sam Tynnan is violently assaulted and his new thriller wiped from his computer. Then world events begin to mirror those in his unpublished book - "An Ancient Prediction". Provence Nostradamus devotee Jean-Pierre comes across an undiscovered prophecy which he suspects holds the key to catastrophic global events. A Terrifying Race Against Time - London MI5 spook, Adel Al-Shaffir, faces a new terrorist threat - one with a secret blueprint for their course of destruction. Could Sam's book hold the key to the terrorism that has seized the world? Is the prophecy coming true? Adel needs to get Sam to trust him - but time is running out for them all.

My Review
So when I received this novel and began to read it I found it was nothing like I expected, I was thrown into a fast paced thrilling read and couldn't put it down until it was complete. Maybe because this is not my normal genre or maybe it was because I needed a change but whatever it was I loved it. It was so nice to see things from another point of view when it comes to terrorism and it was from an Islamic point rather then a western point of view...a view that had me intrigued thoroughly throughout.
John Kilgallon writes with an exceptional skill, he has been compared to many writers who I would say have outstanding talent and I can do nothing but agree with all those that said he was alike Sam Bourne ,Frederick Forsyth and Harlan Coben. Truly Outstanding and not only is his writing perfect but his characters and research where outstanding beyond belief too. John certainly has entered my reading life with a bang with this thrilling novel. One I would certainly recommend.

Book to Film

Hey All,
Its a new thing I'm doing here and its called book to film....so this week on book to film we have
It’s 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She’s in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they’re trying for a baby – and she doesn’t want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.

Film Trailer

I have just ordered the book and can not wait to read it but don't you think the trailer is fantastic?

Book Review - The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare

The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare

Rogue, Rake…Werewolf. Years ago on a full moon, Lord William Westfield gave way to his inner beast and nearly ruined young Prisca Hawthorne. Knowing he can never trust himself in the arms of the woman he loves, he throws himself into a debauched lifestyle. When Westfield discovers he has a rival for Prisca's love, he decides if she's going to marry a Lycan it damn well better be him. But time is running out as Prisca's other suitor takes an instant and potentially fatal dislike to Westfield

My Review
The Wolf Next Door is the third part in The Westerfield Brother Trilogy but you don't have to read the previous two, to thoroughly enjoy this novel as you don't miss out much it would do great as a stand alone. Lydia writes with a natural skill her work flows and I found my self lost within the pages of The Wolf Next Door completely devouring it in a matter of hours and when I was finished I wanted more. It had all the things I needed right now in a novel....a historical setting, a set of hunky lycans, a bad guy, love, romance and humour, a much needed and speedy read. 

The Wolf Next Door is about Prisca and William Westerfield a couple who are in denial about there love for each other. Will is a hunk of a man who is also a Lycan, a man who has done wrong but is trying to put it right, I loved his charm, his wit, his confidence and his manner yup you got it, I fell head over heals for him and then there is his love Prisca....a girl I was at ends with she frustrated me with her innocence and yet her maturity made me love her....I never knew it was possible to have both characteristics but she held them both....she was a girl who knew what she wanted when she wanted it and wouldn't let nothing or no one get in her way until it was Will of course, her humour had me laughing out loud, her stubbornness had me sympathising with her and if that wasn't enough she was down right crazy and all a girl can do is love her.

The Wolf Next Door is a fabtastic read...one I'm eager to continue...Lydia writes with great flow that allows you to breeze with minimal creases to the spine ;o) I'm eager to get my hands on the previous 2 novels,
  • Bk1 - A Certain Wolfish Charm,
  • Bk2 - Tall Dark and Wolfish
and then there is the need to continue with
  • Bk4 - The Taming of the Wolf
So yeah I'm a little addicted to Lydia right now, I have never read a single page of her writing before but after reading The Wolf Next Door I'm hooked like a fish after bait I mean WOW! A definite recommendation to all my Adult readers.

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Read more about Lydia and her books HERE


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Book Review - Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley

Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley

In the early 1900s, in the elegant, isolated villa Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage in the leading role, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, in a theatre on the grounds of Il Piacere, Alessandro D'Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather's masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands' name, but not her blood - has agreed to star. She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in the dark - in her dreams - it comes back

My Review
I have never read a Susanna Kearsley novel before, so after hearing so many great things about Susanna's writing and novels my expectations where very high. Season of Storms is an excellently written novel with outstanding characters, the developing relationship between Celia and Alex was perfect with their innocence of stolen kisses but there was just something about this novel that did not do it for me....

The mystery unravels in a slow-paced discovery of clues that will fall into place like pieces of a puzzle. Rich with evocatively descriptive language. Season of Storms will take you on a journey with twists and turns that are great for ones reading appetite but the plot lacked it for me....it did not spoil it entirely as I'm glad I read it,, Season of Storms has introduced a new author for me as the booked ooozed with potential with tidits that gripped my attention entirely.

Overall Season of Storms is a great read and I think for someone entirely new to her novels it would be a great one to start with.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Where We Read - Megan Crewe (Author)

Today on Where We Read we have been joined by the wonderful Megan Crewe author of Give up the Ghost.....

Can you tell is a little about yourself?
I write young adult novels, mostly speculative fiction (paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, that sort of thing). My first book, GIVE UP THE GHOST, came out last fall, and my second, THE WAY WE FALL, will be out in early 2012. I live in Toronto, Canada, with my husband and three cats, and I work as a behavioral therapist for kids with autism. When none of those things are keeping me busy, I can be found practicing kung fu or planning my next overseas vacation (next year: Japan!).

Where is your favorite reading spot?

Honestly, I do most of my reading on the public transit (bus, streetcar, subway), because that's when it's most convenient. And I spent a lot of time on the transit, so I can get in 1-2 hrs a day that way. But I couldn't say that's my ideal place to read. When I'm allowing myself the luxury of curling up with a book at home, my favorite spot is on the living room couch, with leaning against a pillow on the arm by the window.

Why do you like to read there?

It's comfy, I can stretch my legs out, and there's lots of light. And close to the kitchen if I should happen to want to get a drink or a snack to compliment the book. :)

Can you show us your book shelves

These are just the shelves in my office. Three for adult fiction plus poetry and plays, one for kids and YA, and one weirdly shaped one that has most of my research nonfiction (mythology, history, etc.). As you can see, I should really get more--these ones are overflowing. There are also a couple in my husband's office that have a bunch of our other nonfiction, art books, and graphic novels.

Can you tell us your top 5 books so we can enjoy them in our spots.
I find it impossible to narrow my favorites down that far, so here are my faves in a few different categories:
  • Fave book in a series: THE KING OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Fave book narrated by a character whose voice reminds me of myself as a teen: THE BOYFRIEND LIST by E. Lockhart
  • Fave book that I find impossible to put down: REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
  • Fave book to read when I need a laugh: THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
  • Fave book I've loved since childhood but hardly anyone seems to have heard of: THE CHANGELING by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Thank you Megan for taking time to join us today, to find out more about Megan visit her Website

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Author Interview - Lauren Kate

So today I have been joined by the amazing author of Fallen and soon to be released Torment - Lauren Kate, I sent Lauren an emailing requesting an interview and she responded:

Thanks for your email. I wanted to let you know that I have just started writing my third book, PASSION, and while I'm writing, I don't usually accept interviews or blog requests (because when I’m working on a book it’s usually hard enough for me to remember to eat, let alone take on other productive tasks!). (more after this but i edited)

Well Lauren it was better then OK...I mean book 3 already wohoooo so here's the questions that Lauren answered even though she is super super busy....She is a rock star and sent an email to me and many others answering many questions that get asked...keep reading to find out more

When did you start writing?
When I was younger, I wrote often and across a lot of genres—poetry, songs, stories, lots and lots of diary writing. I started focusing mainly on fiction by the time I was in high school, and longer stories came more naturally to me than short stories. I majored in creative writing in college, and went on to get a masters degree in fiction—but I don’t think those things are necessary to being a good writer. Practice, curiosity, voracious reading, and diligence are more important than any degree. I finished writing my first novel right when I graduated college—but nothing ever happened with it. It look another six years before I had a book accepted for publication.

Did you read a lot growing up? What are your favorite books?
I’ve always been a voracious reader. I can’t go on vacation for a weekend without at least five books. Growing up, my favorite author was Roald Dahl, and I think I read each of his books ten times. My favorite children’s/YA writers are Lois Lowry, Frances Hardinge, Meg Rosoff, Maureen Johnson, Phillip Pullman, and John Green. A few of my favorite adult books are To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


What drew you to the idea of fallen angels?
I’ve been writing love stories for as long as I’ve been writing. To me, the most complicated romances make the most interesting narratives, so I’m always looking for new obstacles to throw in my lovers’ paths. When I was getting my masters degree in fiction, I was studying biblical narratives and came across a line in Genesis (6:1-4), which describes a group of angels who fell in love with mortal women. Putting this reference together with a mention in Isaiah and another in Palsm 82, biblical scholars conclude that these angels were actually cast out of Heaven for their lust. Which means—you could say—that these angels chose love over Heaven. I found this to be an endlessly interesting set up for an incredibly complicated romance. I started thinking about what kind of mortal girl it would take to attract an angel’s attention. And what it would be like for her to find herself in this position. What kind of baggage would an angel have? What would her very over-protective parents think? From there, this whole world unfurled in my head with fallen angels, demons, reincarnation, and the war between good and evil all battling for a piece of the action.

Who is Luce based on? Which character are you most like?
The physical traits of Luce (pronounced Loose) are based on my oldest, closest friend—the dark wavy hair, hazel eyes, tiny teeth, etc. When I first started writing her, I pulled some personality traits from this friend, but as I continued with her story, Luce veered away from my friend into an identity of her own. I share some traits with her—like her stubbornness and tendency to get swept away by romance. But if I had to which one I’m most like (though this is hard to imagine), I might be a crazy combination of Arriane and Penn.

Did you struggle in coming up with any of the characters?
Daniel was the most challenging, mainly because the full truth of his character has to come to light very slowly over the course of the entire series in order for the books to work. The reveal at the end of the first book was probably one that most readers saw coming...it is book about fallen angels after all! But there's a much bigger, game-changing reveal about Daniel to come later in the series. It's challenging for me to know what's coming and only be able to show the reader so much at this point. Daniel's character is difficult enough as it is! But I like to think of him as a work in progress, a developing story, and someone who, above all, knows Luce better than anyone else (including herself), and has her best interest at heart. 0

What happened to Trevor? Who is the good and who is the bad guy? Why did these angels fall? Why did you kill Penn? Why did Daniel give Luce the middle finger? Will there be another love triangle in the next book? Why did you end the book with so many unanswered questions??

That is the blessing and the curse of writing a series! I wish I could give you all the answers now, but please believe me that I have a reason for withholding some of the details! I must torment you until Torment comes out in the fall! In the meantime, check out the Sword and Cross Case Files at www.fallenbooks.com to learn a little bit more about who's who in Fallen!

Why did you choose to write it in third person instead of in first?
I love talking about point of view and love playing with it in my books. In the case of Fallen, I didn’t intentionally choose this point of view. Most of the time when I start a new story, I’ll hear a line in my head before I start writing. In this case, it was the first sentence of Chapter One (more or less). The choice to say “Luce” instead of “I” was implicit, not something I was entirely aware of. I just started writing, but it felt true to the story to tell it from a close, close third, so I kept it. We’re almost in Luce’s head, but there’s that small point of view choice separating us. She remains just a little bit unknowable, which is how I wanted her character to be.

How long did Fallen take you to write?
I blazed through a first draft of Fallen in about two months. I write fast and furious and then take a break and usually go back for another month or two of heavy revision. I write in Microsoft Word on an old ibook with most of the keyboard letters worn off!

Do you have a playlist of songs for Fallen?
Not officially, but a few songs I listened to a lot as I was writing:

Drunken Angel by Lucinda Williams
You Look So Young by the Jayhawks
Not Dark Yet by Bob Dylan

I heart those of you who send me playlist suggestions, so feel free to pass them along.

What about your other book, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove?
Betrayal is my first novel and was as much of a guilty pleasure to write as I hope it is for people to read. It’s a dark, funny, gothic story about one girl’s twisted path towards Queen Bee-dom. It’s a Cruel Intentions meets Friday Night Lights meets MacBeth (told from Lady MacBeth’s point of view), set in the contemporary south. People read Fallen and they ask me whether I went to a school like Sword and Cross. Not even close! Actually, it’s the school in Betrayal that is a thinly veiled version of my utterly enormous and insanely Texan high school. All the things Natalie cares about in Betrayal are very close to my high school heart.

Like Fallen, Betrayal is richly southern gothic—Fallen is set in Savannah and Betrayal is set in Charleston, South Carolina—so the same sort of wonderfully oppressive southern scenes are important to both books. But where Luce is struggling to find her place in a new, unfamiliar school, Natalie is a girl at the top of her game—and she won’t let anything compromise that. Like every complex character, they both have some pretty remarkable skeletons in their closet. Natalie is a bit naughtier than Luce, but I imagine they would be friends. Actually, Nat’s kind of like a type-A version of Arriane.

No plans (yet) to write a sequel to Betrayal, but you never know!

Can you give us a hint about what will happen in Torment?
I’m having so much fun writing Torment right now. I think I’m more proud of it than any book I’ve written so far. Really, it’s going to be GOOD. It’s hard for me not to spill everything right now so I can say, “Aren’t you excited? Won’t this be great?” But my publisher would probably have my head. So in lieu of that, I’ll reveal just three things:

As Luce learns more about her past, she comes into a host of powers she never knew she had—and they might involve the shadows.

After the second book comes out, a prequel (which will span thousands of years!) will follow before the final book in the series.

I’ve posted a preview on my blog! Check it out!

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
I've been writing stories since I was in middle school, so I love talking to people who are interesting in writing. One question I get often has to do with what to do when you get stuck, and the clearest advice I can give about that would be to look at the scene from a different angle and write through it. Say I'm trying to write a scene about two people having an argument at sunset and can't figure out how to make it interesting or fresh. Sometimes, when it takes me a while to get warmed up, I'll imagine how someone else--my husband, my best friend, someone I recently argued with--might see the same sunset. What would they notice about it that I wouldn't, or vice versa? Write a whole paragraph about the sunset instead of just a sentence. Then go back and look at what is strongest image you came up with. Which image reflects something new about your characters? Save that image, cut the rest. Eventually, those strong images will pop out first in your mind.

To those of you who are working on a novel or have finished one and are sending out your work: stick with it! I don’t think you can ever be too young (or too old!) to start sending out your work. In addition to Fallen, I have another novel I have been working on for eight years now and I know that someday I’m going to finish it! I couldn’t even begin to count how many rejection letters I’ve received over the years from agents, publishers, editors, and contest judges. What kept me writing was the support of other friends who are writers—and a dogged determination to someday get my writing published. There were times when I never thought it would happen, but now I’m so glad I kept writing. Find a writing-buddy, share your work, revise it over and over again, read it aloud, stay true to yourself and your voice, and don’t give up. An English or a Writing program are great ways to read widely and meet other writers. You can get a lot of great practice writing and revising in an academic program but I wouldn’t say the degrees you earn are necessary. If you’re looking for an agent, Writers Marketplace (the book) is a great place to start. There are also tons of publishing blogs out there with suggestions for agents. It’s mostly about finding someone whose tastes and sensibilities match yours.

To those of you who have asked, I’m sorry that I can’t agree to take a look at your own writing and offer feedback. I would love to have the time to do that, but I have to start working on my next book!!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Book Review - A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware

A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware

Some might call it running away . . .

But after a scandalous Hollywood divorce, Blythe Stowe considered it damage control for body and soul. The pain, the humiliation, the daily tabloids shouting details as her famous husband dumped her for her own sister demanded a serious getaway: to the wild coast of Cornwall and a cottage by the sea that her Wyoming grandmother claimed had been home to her ancestors.
Some might call it chance . . .

But Blythe encountered more than just a quaint retreat nestled amid vivid skies and gorgeous ocean. And she had the odd sensation that her wickedly handsome neighbor Lucas Teague was more than a British gentleman going broke. He might be her
destiny . . .

My Review
This is the first novel I have ever read by Ciji Ware and I am sure it won't be my last. A Cottage by The Sea is an addictive read that took me through every page with a comforting ease while I got hooked on the life like characters along the way...a novel of true romance with droppings of suspense and humour in all the right places and if that wasn't enough then the hunk Lucas was!!

Ciji wrote her characters with great thoroughness and I admire that..I loved Blythe she was a strong and spunky character while still remanding soft...she certainly wasn't a push over but she wasn't arrogant even though she had qualities that could have made her like that, Blythe became an added person to my heart...I mean ow! stop making me hurt women, and then there was Lucas.....I felt a strong pull to this character with his daily habits and somewhat charming life...they where both oblivious to what was so obvious to me! Sigh* I would call it innocence but that would be pushing my luck ;o)

Overall Ciji writes a beautiful and compelling novel, Living in UK I'm lucky enough to experience Cornwall growing up as it was a place me and my family would visit for the summer. Ciji explains my child hood Holiday destination with great clarity that allowed my heart to miss it, what's the saying absence makes the heart grow fonder and I think my absence is well overdue as my heart aches with longing!

I would recommend this novel to all my adult readers as it is one that no doubt you will love it has everything a girl needs from romance to history and all things in between including a yummy man face;o)....a novel I'm glad I picked up this year and one you may just regret if you don't.

Friday, 20 August 2010

The Drake Chronicles.- Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey

As many know I'm a big fan of Alyxandra Harvey's series The Drake Chronicles (you can find my review HERE) and if your impatient like me as there is still a 72 day wait... you can find the first juicy chapter for the next installment over at there Bloomsbury book page

You can also join there facebook page HERE

and if you are one of the few that don't know much about The Drake Chronicles let these trailers wet your appetite for more

Book 1 - Hearts at Stake(us) or My Love Lies Bleeding(uk)

Book2 - Blood Feud

Happy Reading xxx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Book Review - Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

In "Shiver", Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in "Linger", they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past ...and figuring out a way to survive the future. But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace finds herself changing in ways she could never have expected...

My Review
When I received this novel I was so excited I mean who wouldn't be right I felt like I had waited for it forever since reading Shiver but it sat on my TBR pile waiting for me while I caught up with a few review titles that when I did finally pick it up I was in a state of relief.....and once I started it I was afraid I was a little disappointed and that it would stay that way.

Linger Starts of very slow and this frustrated me I mean hello wheres all the Shiver in Linger... It was like a get to know the characters and why there so messed up beginning to the book and I felt like this for the first 100 pages although there where spots of hope I was let down but once I passed the first hurdle I understood why the beginning was the way it was......It gave a better understanding to all things that came later on and I quickly forget why I was disliking Linger in the beginning.

Linger is told from 4 points of view we have Sam and Grace who have not changed except they are even more in love and then we have Grace who I came to like in Linger compared to Shiver it feels like she has wised up a little more and although she is still blaming her self for the death of her brother she copes and stays strong. The 4th point of view is Cole one of the newer werewolves, and believe it or not I loved his character more then Sam's as he had so much of it, yeah at times he was a self obsessed jerk always feeling sorry for himself but towards the end he seen the light and that made me love him even more.

Overall Linger built up to be a great read and the ending hit me with a bang...I knew it was coming and I was left a little confused too I mean what happened after? Did Grace's parent go mad with worry? I neeeeeeeeed to know!!! Maybe Maggie will go over it in Forever, maybe she won't but either way there is a lot left unanswered for me...those little bits may not be important to others but to me it goes with the novel and the way her parents have acted this time round.....I'm truly looking forward to Forever but I'm not looking forward to the wait...

Happy Reading

Trailer Thursday

Since I missed doing this on Tuesday as lately my life has been a little more busier the usual I decided I would post this today...

This weeks trailers are for
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Halo by Alyxandra Adornetto

Karma Club by Jessica Brody

So that's it this week.....eek! can you believe The Clockwork Angel trailer ;o) So tell me what trailers are you loving right now?

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Wednesday Wishlist

Novels on this weeks Wednesday Wishlist are

When Rose Wakes by Christopher Golden
An enchanting tale by Christoper Golden about a teenager who wakes from a coma and slowly comes to realize that she is Sleeping Beauty of fairy tales

Tallow (Curse of the Bond Riders 1) by Karen Brooks
On the edge of a mystical border called the Limen, close to a beautiful canal-laced city, a humble candlemaker rescues a child whom he raises as his apprentice.

Years pass and the child’s unusual talents are revealed, the gentle art of candlemaking slowly transforming into something far more sinister.

Lingering in the shadows, enemies watch and wait - a vengeful aristocrat, an exotic queen and the lethal creatures known only as the Morte Whisperers.

They hunger after the child’s ancient magic and will do anything to control it - betray, lie, manipulate. Even murder.
A story of intrigue, deadly magic and a love so deep it transcends life itself

Don't they both look and sound amazing? Whats on your wishlist this Wednesday?

Guest Blog - Jennifer Echols

I have been joined today by the wonderful Jennifer Echols, author of many titles including her latest novel Forget You. Jennifer's post today will no be the usual 'lets talk about your book' post, Jennifer has joined us today to tell us a little more about herself and her life as an author and a mom. So lets give a warm welcome to the wonderful Jennifer:

I love the name of this site because I’m a busy mom myself! Here’s a little run-through of today. Currently it’s 5:32 a.m. I’ve been up since 4:30, working through an e-mail I received in July. When I finish writing this guest post, I’m going to work on a book revision until my 9-year-old gets up at 6:30.

Then I’m cooking bacon and eggs, serving up Cheerios, and packing him a lunch for school. I’ll get him out the door around 7:30 and go for a jog—about 3 miles because I’ve been slacking lately. I need to work my way back up to 5. I have a doctor’s appointment, oh joy, where I will read THE HUNGER GAMES, which I’ve heard so many great things about. When I get home, I have another hour of book revision scheduled.

And then, for the rest of the school day, I’m working at my other job as a freelance copy editor. I’ll pick my son up around 3 and we might go to the pool, and, whoops—I forgot until just now that I am in charge of dinner. Later tonight I will scrub the baseboards in the finished basement because my son is having a sleepover on Friday. I will probably fall asleep reading THE HUNGER GAMES. And there you have it, the glamorous life of a novelist.
A few more random things about me: I have a hard time watching movies and TV because I’m so critical. Books are better. I can’t tell you how many movies I’ve rented from Netflix and turned off after 5 minutes because they were a waste of my time. Most of the TV programs I see are science-oriented documentaries I watch with my son. Lots of MYTHBUSTERS. As for music, I’m a new rock kind of girl: Incubus and the Foo Fighters. I have absolutely no fashion sense, but my husband does. He buys me clothes, thank goodness. My menfolk really take good care of me. My 9-year-old has to explain to me how to work my cell phone.

Thank you very much for joining us today, it is highly appreciated as we know how busy life can be especially as a busy mom......If you have not read Forget Me or any other titles by Jennifer you can find out more HERE and Forget Me below.....

Happy Reading xxx
Forget You

There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.
But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.