Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Release Day Blitz - On Thin Ice by Aven Ellis


Holly Johansson knows some things in her life are certain after college graduation: 

1.) It’s a long road to become a full-time author. 
2.) She’ll need to work to pay her bills. 
3.) And Dallas Demons superstar Matt Rhinelander will never return her feelings.

Holly knows her unrequited crush on the partying hockey player is ridiculous. There’s no way Matt would be attracted to a woman who prefers nights in watching TV or reading books when he’s known for his frequent bar hops and fast lifestyle. Obviously he would never see her as anything other than his teammate’s little sister.

Yet Holly is drawn to the other side of Matt—the man she knows has always been thoughtful and easy to talk to whenever she’s been alone with him. It is this Matt that fueled the crush Holly has on him. And she knows it will always be just that—a secret crush.

Or will it?

Because when Matt helps Holly through a crisis, her heart begins to believe that there might be feelings on his part, too. After a night of hard partying puts Matt in jeopardy with the Dallas Demons, can Holly be the one to save him? And when Matt admits he sees her as more than Nate Johansson’s sister, will it put both of them on thin ice? 


About Author

I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.


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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Cover Reveal - The Escape by C.L. Taylor

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PUBLISHES: 23RD March 2017

The Sunday Times bestseller and No.1 Kindle bestseller returns…

"Look after your daughter's things. And your daughter…"

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn't.

The stranger knows Jo's name, she knows her husband Max and she's got a glove belonging to Jo's two year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo's own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there's only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.

Traveling – Quality vs Quantity

People always think I’m traveling a lot, but if I compare that to other people then it’s actually not that much and that has a reason.

Whenever I go traveling, doesn’t matter where I go to, quality is important to me.

I prefer 4* hotels and most oft he time only book these, instead of lower star hotel. I know they are more expensive, but I have the security of being at a safe and well infrastructure hotel. Yes, I could book 5* star ones, but I’m not rich! I’m not the hostel or backpack type of traveller, so this is important to me. I want a warm and cosy bed, a good bathroom (my own), a safe, TV etc.

The same goes for airlines, I always book the more expensive ones, sometimes I even add the more leg room option, especially for long haul flights. Easy Jet is not for me and that’s ok. I reserve seats on trains and in countries like Italy I even book first class for trains.

This all means that I spend more money and I’m totally fine with it. It also means that I don’t go away every single time I got holidays, sometimes I just stay home and do day trips.

I organize a lot before hand when I go traveling, because it makes me feel more secure. It still gives me enough freedom and I get to decide what do do.

For me traveling is not about visiting as many new places as possible in a year. I just want to see new places and get to know them. Some places stick with me and they become something like my second home. So sometimes I decide to go back there, rather than going to a new place. I have had people ask me why I travel to the States instead of Asia, because it’s much cheaper. Well, the States are just higher up on my bucket list and I love the country, that’s why. It’s different for everyone and that’s ok.

You can always combine a place you already know and do new things there or add another place that is new.

Traveling is different for everyone, I think the most important thing is that YOU feel comfortable and happy!!!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Fashion Corner - Favourite new jumper from Tommy Hilfiger

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So, I went to London and straight into Tommy Hilfiger and guess what?! I came out with my new favourite jumper from the Gigi Hadid collection.

I love the dark blue color and the navy/beachy details. 

I combined the jumper with my favourite cropped jeans from Jack Wills and my beige boots from Buffalo. My nails are pinned in a dark burgundy red, perfect for autumn. 

- Jeans: Jack Wills (different color)
- Shoes: Buffalo

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Brides and Bouquets at Cedarwood Lodge – by Rebecca Raisin

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Christmas has come to Cedarwood Lodge in the second part of the feel-good romance serial from best selling author, Rebecca Raisin!
Dreaming of a happily ever after at Cedarwood Lodge is Clio Winters’ current focus, especially with a winter wonderland wedding expo planned. But with brides coming from far and wide the heat is on for Clio to fulfil everyone’s dream of a Christmas wedding!
It seems like Clio’s new business might be off to a rocky start and surrounded by love struck brides she can’t help but hope for a little Christmas romance of her own…
Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part Two.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Brides and Bouquets is the second book of Rebecca Raisin’s Cedarwood Lodge series.

The book kicks off a few weeks after the end of the first one and the story is centred around Clio Winter, who is back in her hometown Evergreen and is organising a winter wonderland wedding expo.

She is struggling with a lot and with all the brides around she also thinks of her own romance of course. There is not only Clio’s story going on, which is lovely.

Rebecca has created some wonderful characters and a beautiful surrounding and atmosphere. Her writing is vivid and warm, just perfect for this season. Rebecca definitely knows how to write short stories, she still manages to put enough detail in it and keeps the story exciting.


My possible cast:

Clio: Michaela McManus


I hope the bridal expo goes off without a hitch. Have I told you yet that I’m glad you came home? Life was never really the same after you left. Looking forward to that dinner whenever you’re free.
Timothy x

Life was never really the same? But he got married and had a family about three minutes after I was out of sight! I’m sure I wasn’t on his mind one little bit. I didn’t hold any grudge or strong feeling about it – we’d been so young, really. But still, he had moved on fairly quickly. Would something bloom between us if I just let go and lived for the moment? The same niggle bothered me. Kai. Even if nothing happened with him, would it be fair to date Timothy when secretly my heart beat a double rhythm when I thought of my Australian surfer guru?

Taking my cell, I hastily sent Timothy a thank you text back, avoiding any talk about the dinner date invitation.

This was why I loved work. Being busy gave me the ability to shelve any boy dilemma and focus on the task at hand. I found a crystal vase and took the bouquet to my office. That done, I went back to the ballroom and checked off my list.

Every vendor was accounted for, set up and ready to go. Isla and Micah had the activities organized. Aunt Bessie was getting her donuts out of the van and ready to serve… so what was I missing? I’d forgotten something, I could feel it.

I wandered around the tables we’d set up in different themes, lifting champagne flutes, checking for smudges. The cutlery was lined up perfectly reflecting prisms of light from the chandeliers. Georges would serve canapes as soon as the guests –

Georges! Normally he’d be singing and bellowing in the kitchen, foodie scents wafting down the hallway making my mouth water, but I hadn’t seen him arrive yet. I dashed down the hall to check. The kitchen was empty, not a pot on the stove and more worryingly not a sign of Georges. Snatching up the phone I called him, picturing the worst – a car crash, the roads were slippery this time of year. My heart was in my throat by the time he answered on the third ring.

“Hi Clio, did you get my message? I’m sorry to let you down like this, but I couldn’t say no, you understand, don’t you?”

Blood drained from my face as I checked my watch. Three hours until our brides were due and my chef was telling me he wasn’t coming. Trying to halt the erratic beat of my heart I said, “What message, Georges? Where are you?”

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Author Info:
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.