Cover Reveal – North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

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North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans
Publication date: November 6th 2013
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Jaimie is a 27-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps.

She has been writing for years, but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. She writes mostly chick-lit and young adult. Kismetology is her first novel and there are plenty more on the way!

Author Links:
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Blitz – Curves and the Rancher by Jenn Roseton

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BOOK INFO
TITLE ~ Curves and the Rancher
SERIES ~ Coldwater Springs – Book #3
AUTHOR ~ Jenn Roseton
GENRE ~ Sexy Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE ~ October 16th, 2013
PUBLISHER ~ Jenn Roseton



BOOK DESCRIPTION
When Cassie’s car breaks down in Coldwater Springs, Wyoming, she’s in a bind. On the run, she doesn’t know who she can trust.

Until she meets Luke Jackson. The hunky rancher captures her heart and helps her face her fears. But can he convince her that he’s fallen in love with her, and her curves?

This is a sexy contemporary romance novelette of approximately 12,700 words.

Buy Book One Curves and the Cowboy Kindle Copy Here At AMAZON US LINK
Buy Book Two Curves and the Sherif Kindle Copy Here At AMAZON
Buy Book Three Curves and the Rancher Kindle Copy Here At AMAZON

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“So now you’ve been here awhile, what do you think of Coldwater?” he enquired.

Quivers of excitement danced down her spine. Luke made her feel as if she were the only person in the world. “I like it here,” she murmured.

His lips curved in a slow smile. “Good.”

Bang! Bang! The hail had slowed down for a few minutes, but now it returned in full force. Luke reached out and tucked a strand of auburn hair behind her ear. “You’d better stay here tonight. There’s no knowing how long this storm will go on for.”

Relief coursed through her. Although she’d been trying not to show it, she’d been worried about driving home in the storm. “Okay,” she agreed, leaning into him as his fingers caressed her hair.

His eyes snared hers and his mouth slowly descended. She held her breath, waiting for the moment when their lips would touch. He slanted his mouth over hers, his tongue coaxing her lips to open. Cassie parted her lips in surrender, her pulse beating erratically. Luke gathered her to him as if he was never going to let her go…

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Jenn Roseton believes that romance and happy endings go together. When she’s not writing, she indulges in delicious gourmet chocolate.
Although she’s spent time in Wyoming, unfortunately she didn’t meet a sexy cowboy of her own.

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Wishlist Wednesday #8

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5470Summary: Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions. A legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

This was my high school best friend’s favorite book. I feel bad that I never read it, especially since I made her read my favorite book (and mine was really long). Plus, I feel bad every time I say ‘big brother’ since I have never read this novel.

REVIEW: Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs *SPOILER ALERT*

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

128756Title: Death du Jour
Author: Kathy Reichs
Year of Publication: 1999
Genre: Mystery
Format: Audio Book
Length: 4 hours and 30 minutes
First Line: “If the bodies were there, I couldn’t find them.”

Summary: In the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, Tempe Brennan is digging for a corpse buried more than a century ago. Although Tempe thrives on such enigmas from the past, it’s a chain of contemporary deaths and disappearances that has seized her attention — and she alone is ideally placed to make a chilling connection among the seemingly unrelated events. At the crime scene, at the morgue, and in the lab, Tempe probes a mystery that sweeps from a deadly Quebec fire to startling discoveries in the Carolinas, and culminates in Montreal with a terrifying showdown — a nerve-shattering test of both her forensic expertise and her skills for survival.

Review: Ah yes, the second book in the Brennan series. I found this one worse and more irritating than the first one. I’m going to attempt to do with without any (or many) spoilers this time.

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Reichs somehow already reused plots. How did she manage that since this was her second published book I am not sure. But mission accomplished, she did it. Plots rehashed.

Brennan keeps traveling in this novel. Back and forth between Montreal and the Carolinas and it gets confusing after awhile as to where is Brennan now. Kind of a game of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ and ‘Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?’

The story that starts off the whole book is basically a red herring. It’s completely unimportant. Don’t waste your time on wondering the five w’s and an one h on that one.

There’s way too many victims to keep track of. Keep a notebook handy or if you are good at keeping track of at least five victims who all they have same story more power to you.

Brennan actually got some action in this novel with Detective Ryan. I suppose her publishers told Reichs “we need more romance!” and…

It’s not fantastic. It was worse than the first book. I’d say that this one was messy if I had to describe it in one word.

Worst part: The main plot. Sorry but yeah.

Best part: Either Ryan’s character in general or the subplot with Brennan trying to authenticate a nun’s bones.

Grade: D

Recommend For: If you like crime novels, live in either the Carolinas or Canada, or are a fan of Bones you could pick this up and try it out.

Other Books by This Author: Devil Bones and Spider Bones

REVIEW: A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager

I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW.

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DSC04443Title: A Tale of Two Daddies
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Year of Publication: 2010
Genre: Childrens
Format: Ebook
Length: 42 pages
First Line: “My friend Lincoln says you have two dads.”

Summary: A Tale of Two Daddies is a playground conversation between two children. The boy says he heard that the girl has two dads. The girl says that is right. She has Daddy and Poppa. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which dad helps when your team needs a coach? / Which dad cooks you eggs and toast?”

To which she answers: “Daddy is my soccer coach. / Poppa cooks me eggs and toast.” It becomes clear that the family bond is unburdened by any cultural discomforts.

Review: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

A TALE OF TWO DADDIES is a picture book for young children to show them that families with parents of the same gender are no different than any other household. Because one parent might cook dinner while the other coaches the kid’s soccer team like any other family (oh God that came out wrong). The story rhymes, so a typical two page spread will be like “Poppa’s the one when I need braids. Daddy is there when I’m afraid.”

I enjoyed the illustrations. They were very colorful and the style reminded me of Schultz’s PEANUTS.

The books is 42 pages long and honestly I think that’s rather long. After a while of repetitive examples of how same-sex couples are amazing parents in rhyme… it gets really boring. It doesn’t help that whoever is in charge did not vary where the text is placed to make the book slightly more interesting as you go through it.

Worst part: Very repetitive. Feel that even a child might get bored.

Best part: Nice tool for teaching kids that same-sex parents are no different than traditional opposite gender parents.

Grade: C

Recommend For: Anyone who decides they need to read their child this type of book

Other Books by This Author: A Tale of Two Mommies and Made in China: A Story of Adoption

Blitz – Going Thru Hell by T.J. Loveless

GTHGoing Thru Hell by T.J. Loveless
Publication date: October 1st 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, New Adult

Synopsis:
KYLIE RIPPONS is a SpongeBob pajama bottom wearing, Dodge Ram 1500 4×4 driving, USDA certified klutz, coffee-addicted mortal, seeking a normal life despite the constant harassment of gods and the ability to braid time.

Kylie sees actions and consequences as bright, shining timelines in her head. Born with the power to gather the strings and braid them into a new chain of events, she is the weapon of choice for many pantheons in their never ending wars. But using the ability requires fuel, and for a mortal, it means a piece of her soul.

One Mesopotamian goddess, the only forsaken Valkyrie, and a rogue, immortal, Berserker ally with Kylie. Constant harassment forces the group to take drastic action, and go on the offensive. She must braid time to save friends, and herself, as the gods drive them into situations in which she must choose: braid time, save her friends, and lose pieces of her mortal soul, or become slave to the pantheon of her choice.

Deception by an old friend sends Kylie fleeing to her parents’ home, where she hid her son, Riot. She’s too late, the gods found Riot and hold him hostage. Searching for him, Kylie experiences the most devastating betrayal of all.

Kylie faces her worst nightmare: kill a friend and permanently hide Riot, leaving him motherless, or become a slave in exchange for his safety, leaving her soulless and insane.

If only the gods allowed for personal choice.

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TJAUTHOR BIO:
T.J. Loveless has been reading and writing stories since the fourth grade. She writes predominantly in the Spec Fic genres. A former copy/content editor at a small pub house, she now freelances at Cliffhanger Editing.

She lives with The Writing Zoo, a Hubby who prefers her mood when writing, and a teenager who loves to tells stories of her mother on the floor trying to visualize “legs all akimbo” and how Writing Momma has long, often yelling, conversations with the computer screen.

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