Personal Shelves Review

Hi Everyone,,

Tonight I wanted to share my review of Christmas Wish by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. This incredible writing duo has released a new novella in their Countermeasure Series. I absolutely love this spectacular series that has suspense, sub-plots, romance and characters that feel as real as your best friends.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Christmas Wish

Countermeasure Bytes of Life #7

Stephan and Jessica are about to celebrate their first Christmas together as husband and wife. However, their happiness is put to the test as they face their inner fears, in preparation for their bundle of joy. Will they be able to open up to each other, or will their first holiday season also be their last?

Readers are first introduced to the romantic possibilities between Stephan and Jessica in To Russia with Love. In Christmas Wish, readers will fall in love with this couple, as they connect with the newlyweds on a deeper level. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey have managed to turn 70-ish pages into an emotional, realistic journey that will satisfy the reader’s need to know more about this secondary couple. Christmas Wish is like a present wrapped with a bow for fans of the Countermeasure Series.

 

Notes:
I received an ARC of this book. To learn more about the authors and their work, visit their website.

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Love Reality Blog Tour

About the Book

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Series:    The Donavans, #2

Author:    Nana Malone

Release Date:     March 2, 2015!!!!

Genre:   Contemporary Romance

Summary:

A romantic who believes in love…

Walking love disaster, Mia Donovan, is a reality television production assistant by day, secret dating blogger, Lonely Girl, by night.  All she has to do to get the job of a lifetime is face her fears and step in front of the camera. Unfortunately that also means dating her nemesis, Single Guy, for the entire world to see.

A cynic giving love advice…

Reluctant, dating columnists, Ryan Matthews, otherwise known as Single Guy, thinks reality-dating shows are soul-sucking endeavors that have more to do with selling unrealistic expectations than love. But for a shot at writing serious stories, he’s willing to go undercover on Love Reality to do an exposé on the dating competition. What he doesn’t count on, is falling in love.

Excerpt:

The fluttering low in her belly told her she was in trouble. But it was her brain perking up that told her she was a goner. She slid into the booth next to him. “You’re right. I made an assumption. And we all know when you make an assumption, you make an ass out of you—”

He didn’t even let her finish, as they excitedly chanted in unison “—and umption.”

He laughed. “What? You thought you were going to get me with a Samuel L. quote? Long Kiss Goodnight is a classic movie. Okay, now that I pass muster on movies and music. Time to get personal. Text or talk.”

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A Quote to Begin Your Day…

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

~Maya Angelou

What are some of your favorite Children/YA Books?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.”

                                  ~Stephen King

How much truer can this quote get? An amazing book draws you in, keeps you guessing and forces you to live in that world! Just a few of the authors whose books have kept me searcing for their secrets up until the very end: Dan Brown, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and the duo, Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. I thrive on hunting down the clues and trying to guess the outcomes, before the characters figure it all out. Very few authors have been able to write books that continue the suspense through the last few pages and I do a dance each time I discover a new “Clue Master.” (Remember, Nancy Drew was one of the first series that I read as a young child, and yes, I may have become a bit obsessed with solving “mysteries”!)

Tell me in the comments below who are some of your favorite authors that keep you on your toes!

Have a wonderful day!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“The thing about fictional characters from literature is that they completely speak to what makes people human.”
       ~Kiera Knightly

I wonder if this is what allows us, the readers, to escape so vividly into a character’s world… What do you think?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin Your Day…

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”
   ~Emma Thompson

I am very grateful for certain titles that have changed my life. I have to agree with her, I can remember specific times that I found a book, or was given a book and the joy that I gained from reading it. What’s the last book that you read during a time of need?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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And the Winner is…

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who checked out the Author Spotlight last week and thanks to those who participated in the drawing. A special thanks goes to Author, Luciana Cavallaro, for participating in the Interview and offering a giveaway. Three people participated in the drawing, I went to Random.org and entered the parameters of 1 and 3.

Drum roll, please…

 

Congratulations goes to … Commenter #1. Congratulations Dawn H.!!! You are the lucky winner of an ecopy of Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro. I will be emailing to find out which format you prefer. Congrats again!

 

Thanks again to all who participated. Make sure to be on the lookout for future Spotlights and Giveaways. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful week filled with great books.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
~Oscar Wilde

 

Continuing with the theme from yesterday, I have re-read To Kill a Mockingbird numerous times. I love re-reading books. I have an entire shelf dedicated to books that I have re-read so much that I can pick up a book and immediately go to my favorite passages, for a quick pick-me-up. However, I have met several people that wish to only read a book once and then move on.

What about all of you…do you enjoy re-reading books? If so, which stories top your list?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

~Harper Lee

 

Did you hear the news??? Author Harper Lee will be publishing a new book this summer. It seems this book was her original idea for a story, but due to suggestions she changed the POV and age of the main characters to create one of my absolute favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird! This story will about an adult woman named Scout who travels to her hometown to visit her father. I am so excited!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see this “new” book. I feel like even though I have read To Kill a Mockingbird a dozen times, I should re-read it again this summer.

How many of you are as excited as I am about this news? Who was your favorite character from To Kill a Mockingbird?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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Sasee Review

Waterline

By: Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

Virginia Ross’ life has been turned upside down. Now living on her beloved Chaucer, she is determined to document all of her husband’s assets in order to have a fair divorce settlement. (It is the least she deserves after discovering his affair.) However, when she returns home to her boat she is greeted by the shocking news of her soon-to-be-ex’s death. Now under suspicion as a person of interest, Virginia must learn to balance out her new life with the help of her old friends. Along the way, she stumbles across some horrifying details that may connect her husband’s case to some unsolved mysteries. As she tries to make sense of everything, Virginia’s own life becomes hazardous and she must put her own safety, first.

Waterline gives readers of every genre something to appreciate. There’s the suspense with the murder plot, there’s the details of boat life, some romance, and even a feisty, adorable cat. Huntsinger weaves multiple incidents and storylines into one fascinating page turner. Readers who enjoy suspense stories, with a hint of romance will enjoy this book. The story seamlessly envelops the beautiful South Carolina coast and the rich history of its culture, in a contemporary mystery.  Right from the start with the unique quotes that foreshadow Virginia’s twisted life, this book flows quickly. Readers will be swept up in the author’s passion about boats, South Carolina and historical reenactments.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Notes:

This review was written for Sasee Magazine. To learn more about them, please visit their website.

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