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Cover Reveal: 15 Minutes by Christopher Heather

Published April 14, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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PRESENTS. . .

A Cover Reveal for

15 Minutes

by Christopher Heather

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Release Date: May 14 , 2015

Published by The Writers Coffee Shop

~~SUMMARY~~

What took Oscar from nobody to somebody? From catching the bus to flying in private jets? From sleeping in a small stuffy bedroom in his family home to living in luxury hotels in New York and London? From having a-pay-as-you-go phone to having girls screaming his name wherever he goes?

Simple. His voice.

You don’t know him but you know him. Oscar is the most famous singer in the world.

In this special edition of 15 minutes, you’ll read a unique account of Oscar’s life during his recent American tour. This is as personal as it gets: you’ll discover what it’s like to travel with Oscar. You’ll understand how it feels to get dressed with him in his hotel dressing room and to fall asleep with him at night. You’ll discover what it’s like to meet the Queen of England, Simon Cowell, Justin Bieber, The Wanted, and many more. You’ll discover how amazing life is inside the world of Oscar. Read it now!

~~EXCERPT~~

We were introduced to the Queen quite suddenly. None of us had time to even look in a mirror to fix our hair. We met her in a small, cosy room filled with vases of white roses. She was sitting in a comfy red chair and there was a corgi asleep at her feet. She looked just like she did on stamps. She was quite small, and her hair was immaculately white. She was wearing a cream coloured skirt and matching top with gold buttons; the kind of outfit only The Queen can look good in. When we entered the room she smiled and stood up

“Pleased to meet you, you must be Oscar,” she said, shaking Tom’s hand (her voice was exactly as it sounds on TV).

Tom looked embarrassed. “That’s Oscar,” he mumbled, pointing at me.

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“Ah. Of course. What a tribute you are to our nation…” she said, shaking my hand, then she moved on to Elliot, and started asking him questions.

I think she thought we were a boy band. She asked Elliot where he was from. When he told her London, she seemed surprised, and asked him what religion he was. He said he didn’t know. Then she moved on and started asking Abe Lincoln about his favourite songs. Abe Lincoln told her, then she moved swiftly on to ask Winston some questions, and that’s when something unbelievable happened (and thank god I was looking at Winston when it happened because it’s an image I’ll never forget). The Queen had just asked him what his middle name was. Winston was thinking of the answer, then his face went pale white and he leaned sideways and vomited into a giant Chinese vase. It all happened in slow motion. Elliot, Tom, Abe Lincoln and me gasped. The Queen shrieked, and her corgi woke up and started barking. A guard ran over and took the Queen by the arm and rushed her out of the room. Winston kept saying sorry, but it was no use. We were chased out by a furious Palace guard.

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~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~

C.B. Heather is a bestselling author who was born just before Halloween in Houston, Texas to a New CH author pic 2Zealander father and a Scottish mother before being uprooted and moved to a small village on the beautiful east coast of Scotland near the royal town of St Andrews. After finishing high school and working as a cocktail bartender at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh, C.B. Heather travelled to New Zealand to study at the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington. The author now works in Scotland, waking early to write fiction in the inspiring pre-dawn hours and in the evenings takes his unicorn Dave for rides through the misty hills in search of the meaning of life. He hopes one day to win the Grand National with Dave, and by doing so be the first jockey in history to win horse racing’s most coveted prize on a unicorn.

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Release Day: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London

Published April 13, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
We’re celebrating the release of Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London! 
Title: AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB by Ophelia London
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Scheduled to release: April 14, 2015
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He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see…

Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day…

As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails. the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback.

But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…

My Thoughts:

I have enjoyed every single book that I have read by Ophelia London, and Aimee and the Heartthrob was no different. I tend to stay away from Rock Star romances, but there a few authors that I can not pass up reading one of their novels, and Ms. London is one of them.

Aimee has been sent to go one tour with the band Seconds to Juliet, since her brother is working as a roadie intern on tour. Who wouldn’t want to be on tour with such a famous band? But there is one massive problem with this, Miles, her ex crush, is in the band. Now she has to try to spend the next 3 weeks with the boy she hates.

Aimee was a very likable character, I think every teenage girl knows how it feels to have a crush on a boy, and get completely heartbroken. I think every girl at one time in her life she has been completely obsessed with a guy in a boy band. Everything that she did, I think I would have done too. I also really liked Miles and after everything was straightened out, I liked him even more!!

This novel was for a younger audience and I think that Ms. London did a great job writing a book that both young and older readers could enjoy. I also think it was pretty age appropriate for YA readers.

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes.

Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; ABBY ROAD and CROSSING ABBY ROAD; the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and MAKING WAVES; and the upcoming AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB for Entangled’s Teen Crush. Visit her at http://www.ophelialondon.com, but don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.

Twitter: @ophelia_london : Facebook : Website : Pinterest : Goodreads

Happy Release Day to Elise Black and MODEL BEHAVIOR, Volume Two!

Published April 13, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Happy Release Day to Elise Black and MODEL BEHAVIOR, Volume Two!

 

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Age: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13574109.Elise_Black

Purchase Model Behavior, Vol 2 at Amazon

Lies can hide the best and worst of intentions. The truth falls somewhere in between.

Mia Park’s career as a runway model is over, but her relationship with top fashion designer David Madison keeps her picture in the papers and her name rolling off the lips of adoring fans. It’s a life most people dream of, but Mia’s never felt like more of a farce. Lonely and unsatisfied, she makes a reckless decision, and an anonymous tryst with a stranger becomes more than just a fantasy.

When a crazed fan from Mia’s past makes a reappearance, an unlikely partnership is formed between the man who seems to control every part of her life and the one night stand she thought she’d never see again.

With everyone hiding something, it may be difficult to decide who’s in it to win her heart and who’s out to destroy her.

*17+ due to a foul-mouthed super model, her jaw-dropping bodyguard, and enough sexual tension to light up Manhattan.

 

 

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Lies can hide the best and worst of intentions. The truth falls somewhere in between.

Mia Park’s career as a runway model is over, but her relationship with top fashion designer David Madison keeps her picture in the papers and her name rolling off the lips of adoring fans. It’s a life most people dream of, but Mia’s never felt like more of a farce. Lonely and unsatisfied, she makes a reckless decision, and an anonymous tryst with a stranger becomes more than just a fantasy.

When a crazed fan from Mia’s past makes a reappearance, an unlikely partnership is formed between the man who seems to control every part of her life and the one night stand she thought she’d never see again.

With everyone hiding something, it may be difficult to decide who’s in it to win her heart and who’s out to destroy her.

*17+ due to a foul-mouthed super model, her jaw-dropping bodyguard, and enough sexual tension to light up Manhattan.

 

About Elise Black

 Two heads are better than one.

One author by another name.

One diabolical plotting genius.

Join forces to write romance that, if not under a pen name, would put their mothers into early graves and leave their husbands scratching their heads.

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Book Review: Kissing Ted Callahan (and other boys) by Amy Spalding

Published April 12, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title- Kiss Ted Callahan (and other boys)

Author- Amy Spalding

Publisher- Poppy

Release Date- April 7, 2015

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BOOK SUMMERY:

After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they’ll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

While Reid struggles with the moral dilemma of adopting a dog to win over someone’s heart, Riley tries to make progress with Ted Callahan, who she’s been obsessed with forever-His floppy hair! His undeniable intelligence! But suddenly cute guys are popping up everywhere. How did she never notice them before?! With their love lives going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, Riley and Reid realize the results of their pact may be more than they bargained for

MY THOUGHTS:

Riley and Reid are in a band with their friends Nathan and Lucy, but when Nathan and Lucy start to date, they feel left out. This is when they deicide to form a pact. This pact allows them to go after their crushes and then they document what happens with them.

This story was more about friendship, then anything else. Riley and Reid bond over sharing what is happening in their relationships. Then there is Riley and Lucy, Riley is upset that Lucy never told her what was going on with Nathan, instead she walked in on them. She now views her relationship in a different light and starts to drift away from her. The relationships Riley had in this book were more background and I didn’t see any connection between any of them and of course she doesn’t end up with my favorite.

I like that the main characters were the most popular people in school and their love interests weren’t either. I think many young reads could relate to them more. Riley was a bit awkard and I think many girls around her age are too.

Due to the content of this book, I think that it’s more for young readers. Maybe middle school. I kept forgetting these characters were in high school; it seemed more like they were in middle school. Some reminders that they weren’t in middle school were; drinking, driving around, and getting fake ids.

April is Autism Awareness month

Published April 10, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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April is Autism Awareness month, and the romance reading community is celebrating!

1 in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism every year, making it the fastest growing and one of the most prevalent developmental disabilities. Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan have organized a MegaGiveaway called LIFT featuring more than 50 authors to raise awareness and acceptance! Each Monday in April, a new rafflecopter will go live, loaded with e-books, audio books, swag packs, signed paperbacks and gift cards from these amazing authors doing their part to LIFT4Autism. (scroll down for this week’s rafflecopter!)

And there’s LIFTWear – 4 styles to choose from! All proceeds from the LIFT t-shirts will go to a national autism organization. Order t-shirts HERE until MONDAY, APRIL 13!

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Book Review: Eire’s Devil King by Sandi Layne

Published April 9, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title– Eire’s Devil King

Author- Sandi Layne

Publisher– The Writer’s Coffee Shop

Release Date– April 2, 2015

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BOOK SUMMERY:

A man of ability and ambition, Tuirgeis Erlingrson has nurtured the desire to carve a place of leadership for himself on the Green Island, Éire, that he has raided multiple times. After the death of his wife in Nordweg, he takes his surviving son to Éire. Having connections with his adopted brother, Cowan, and Agnarr, his former countryman, Tuirgeis feels he has the support he needs to make his claims strong.

Agnarr is torn. His promise to Aislinn to remain with her on Éire is still in force, and he resists Tuirgeis’s requests to join the conquering forces from Nordweg. He desires above all things to maintain a safe home for his wife and children in Dal Fíatach. Charis encourages Cowan to do the same, though this makes for tense moments between them.

After initial disastrous attempts to achieve his ambition, Tuirgeis comes to learn that there is more to claiming a kingship than merely overpowering the locals. Tuirgeis finds himself at odds with the very people he had hoped would reinforce him. In addition, he wants to establish his father-line. He has one son; he wants another to be born of Éire. Will the woman of his choice accept and support him?

At length, Agnarr and Aislinn—though she is heavy with child—sail with Cowan and Charis to join Tuirgeis as he battles over one final summer to attain the High Kingship of the island.

Tuirgeis knows he doesn’t have long to make his claims; the Danes are coming in greater numbers than before. As he wins men of Éire to his cause, he has to maintain the relationships he has already fostered with Agnarr and Cowan. Charis finds that her Otherworldly gifts are needed by a man she considers her enemy.

MY THOUGHTS

Eire’s is the last book in the Eire Viking Trilogy. I am beyond sad that this series is has come to an end, but I like the fact that this series opened me up to a new genre and type of character to enjoy. I never read Viking stories before this and I now cannot wait to read more about them and may even try to find a movie about them.

The third book brings us back to Green Isle where all of our favorite characters are living. I love seeing how life has turned out for Cowen, Charis, Aislinn, and Angarr, as a whole their lives have been peaceful and full of love. Then Cowan’s adoptive brother, Tuirgeis, come back and wishes to come and settle on the island, but his intention are not to settle down and farm, I feel that he still wants riches!

I do really enjoy that even though this book is focused around Tuirgeis, but since the POV changes through out the book, we still get to hear from our favorite characters. I think this was such a great way to end this series and I will be recommending it to many people.

Guest Post from Caisey Qunn

Published April 8, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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One of the absolute craziest things about writing Loving Dallas was the fact that it was like having two male leads. Dallas himself says it best in the chapter where he explains to Robyn about “Person Dallas” and “Performer Dallas.”  The recording label he is hired onto quickly turns charming Dallas Lark from Amarillo (think: country cutie Easton Corbin) into the sexy, sharp-tongued Dallas Walker, a drifter with a shady past (think: country music outlaw Eric Church). I thought it might be fun to compare the two sides of my guy side by side!

STYLE

First up, even though he’s really just one man, Dallas has a completely different style when he’s on stage. If you were to see the laid back crooner around town, he’d be clad in a well worn-in flannel button down and his favorite pair of jeans and cowboy boots. There will likely be trucker hat providing some shade over his baby blues. However, stop in to see a show and you might not recognize him! On stage Dallas Walker rocks an edgier look including Aviators, leather jackets, and biker boots. Vintage rock band tees are a staple in the wardrobe of this version of Dallas!

SWAGGER

Dallas Lark is a caring and somewhat overprotective big brother to his little sister, Dixie. He believes women should be treated like the ladies that they are with the respect they deserve. He says Grace and he says ma’am, y’all!

Dallas Walker on the other hand is a little rougher around the edge and if you get too close you might enter a danger zone where you end up in scandalous tabloid photos alongside country music’s newest bad boy!

SWEETHEARTS

Dallas Lark will forever carry a torch for his high school sweetheart, Robyn Breeland. She is and will always be his muse.

Dallas Walker can’t be tamed or tied down and women traipse in and out of his life quicker than Billboard chart toppers change places! He does certainly pay a lot of attention to one special lady that has yet to be identified by media sources. Rumor has it she’s the one that got away!

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Which version of Dallas would be your favorite kind of book boyfriend? Decide for yourself on 6.16.15 when LOVING DALLAS GOES LIVE!

Excerpt from Loving Dallas:

“I’m still me,” he’d said before falling asleep.

I’d been about to snuggle down into that blissful murkiness of sleepy time when he’d said it.

No matter how much he’d changed, Dallas was still Dallas. And maybe I had a college degree and a big-girl job, but I was still the same girl he couldn’t forgive. I’d been an idiot, pushed him away so that he wouldn’t let my mom’s illness stop him from chasing his dreams. By the time I realized how unfair it was and how much I needed him, the damage was done and Dallas Lark had moved on.

I was the one who’d needed space, but Dallas ended up being the one to walk away for good.

Forget being on the same page; Dallas and I had been reading entirely different books when it came to our relationship. In mine, there was a happily ever after that involved making a life together. He wasn’t just in my story—he was my story. In his I was merely a chapter.

I’m still me.

I wanted to smack myself. Hard. Of course he was still him. And he’d still walk away, dragging my battered heart behind him while I

watched him leave. I’d hurt him, deeply. And I’d live with that regret for the rest of my life. He’d still be the guy who chose music over me, over us. He had even more reason to now that he was on this tour.

I waited there in his arms, forcing my steel walls back up between us while he drifted into unconsciousness. Once his breathing was deep and the light rumble of a snore settled into a steady rhythm, I slipped out of his bed and gathered my things as quietly as I could. Dressing quickly, I watched him, memorizing that peaceful look on his handsome face and promising myself this was a one-time thing. I wasn’t going to obsess over it. It was a life experience, one I didn’t regret but knew I’d be crazy to repeat.

I chanced one last look as I left, before I shut the door completely. The light from the hotel hallway sliced across him and he looked so . . . alone.

I closed the door and told myself this was for the best. What would having breakfast together or sharing a cab to the airport change? Nothing, that’s what.

This time, I’d been the one to leave. For the sake of my sanity and my heart, I could never fall into bed with Dallas Lark again.

COVER REVEAL: THE BRIDES OF HOLLAND SPRINGS Series by Marquita Valentine

Published April 8, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
We’re revealing the covers for the THE BRIDES OF HOLLAND SPRINGS Series by Marquita Valentine! Aren’t they gorgeous?!
Title(s): The Billionaire Bride, The Temporary Bride, The Forgotten Bride, The Christmas Bride
Series Name: Brides of Holland Springs
Author Name: Marquita Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Covers Designed by: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
The Billionaire Bride (The Brides of Holland Springs, Book 1)-May 7, 2015
It’s not easy being the woman most likely to be married to a fortune hunter, but Kate Von Lichtenstein has a plan to deter even the most determined gold digger. She’ll take a page right out of her favorite historical romance novel – with her own unique spin. She’ll marry a man of her choosing before the public gets wind of how much money she actually inherited from her grandparents. And who fits the bill better than the sexy and charming American businessman, Noah Sawyer?After selling his share of the successful tech company, Noah Sawyer lost everything when an unscrupulous realtor stole the money he intended to use to purchase a huge swath of land worth millions. So, when a chance meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding with a hot brunette turns into a mutually beneficial business arrangement, Noah jumps at the chance to salvage his business.

However, the sexy land developer has no intention of his marriage to Kate being in name only…

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The Temporary Bride (Book 2)-May 12, 2015

Haven Crawford needs a husband—but only temporarily—in order to keep her grandparents’ inn in the family. Her well-meaning, but old-fashioned grandparents’ will requires her to marry if she wants to keep running Chesson House. But, the last person she’d ask to help is her childhood enemy, Heath Ambrose. Unfortunately, he’s the only one she can trust to keep his promise to divorce her and not take the inn when he leaves.Star catcher, Heath Ambrose needs relief from his meddling mother and the jet-set lifestyle that accompanies his sudden rise to fame as the face of the newest national baseball team, the Greenville Pirates. As the last single Ambrose sibling, his mother is determined to marry Heath off, but he’s not ready to settle down. Especially not after watching the woman he loved run off to Scotland with another man. So when Haven proposes, Heath jumps at the chance for some peace in his life.

Only a temporary marriage to Haven is anything but peaceful—not to mention that they can’t keep their hands off one another. But, when the will’s conditions have been fulfilled and baseball season starts up again, will Heath and Haven be able to say goodbye when hate turns to love?

Or can temporary turn into forever?

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The Forgotten Bride (Book 3)-May 19, 2015

Luke Ambrose, a sexy former reality television star, has returned to make a home in Holland Springs—this time as the newest doctor for the town’s local clinic. But, he has no intentions of reopening old wounds by getting anywhere near his ex. Only, fate has other plans…After a freak car accident, Lily Sawyer wakes up in the hospital, remembering two very important things about her life. One, she’s a dance teacher. Two, she’s married to her high school sweetheart, Luke. Only, she can’t figure out why he’s so distant.

Unable to abandon Lily in a time of crisis for the second time, Luke pretends to be the husband she needs until reality replaces fantasy and neither of them can deny the passion threatens to consume them.

But, when Lily begins to regain her memory, will she leave him once again, or give their love the second chance it deserves?

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The Christmas Bride (Book 4)-December 1, 2015

Navy SEAL Logan Ambrose has come home for the holidays, ready and willing to propose to his longtime girlfriend and leave the military. Only, the homecoming he expected is suddenly derailed when he discovers her in bed with his best friend. So, what’s a guy to do, but head home, get drunk… and wake up married to a woman he doesn’t recognize.Willow Vaughn has been in love with Logan forever, but when he left town, she gave up hope of ever making him hers. So, when fate strikes and the two run into each other in Vegas, Willow jumps at the chance to be with him. But,never in her wildest dreams did she expect to wind up married to the hot military man.

This should be easy to explain to their families…only, the two of them are not sure what to say or do—stay married or pretend the whole thing never happened?

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About the author:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn’t work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

Cover Reveal:The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly

Published April 8, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
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Date: 09/01/15
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Summary
from Goodreads:
Gramps always said that when the
crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as
silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with
the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock
town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.
I work at Gramps’s diner, and the
cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best
friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He’s
almost like a stranger now. I can’t figure it out…or why I’m having
distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn’t be having.
Then one of the cakes disappears.



When she turns up murdered, a
foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen
with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy,
Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it’s up to us to prove his innocence and
uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I’ve ever known
about myself—and Alex.

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Tara
Kelly adores variety in her life. She’s an author, one-girl-band, graphic
designer, editor, and photographer. She lives in Sin City with her beloved
guitars, sound design master husband, and a fluffy cat named Maestro.
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Book Review: Eire’s Viking by Sandi Layne

Published April 7, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title– Eire’s Viking

Author– Sandi Layne

Publisher– The Writer’s Coffee Shop

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Book Summery:

Beginning ten years after the end of Éire’s Captive Moon, this is the story of how Agnarr Halvardson returns to Éire with the intention of settling there, marrying, and siring sons.

It is also the story of Aislinn, who was a child in Ragor when the Northmen raided eleven summers prior but is now a working physician in her own right. She spent a year in Bangor Monastery and became a Christian before Cowan and Charis returned to take the children to Cowan’s village in the kingdom of Dál Fiatach and returns there a decade later to finish learning all she can from the monks about their healing practices.

When Cowan brings her a patient, injured and temporarily unable to speak, she can’t help but find the strong, tall man attractive, even if such feelings unsettle her.

Although sparks fly immediately, Agnarr’s idea of wedding Aislinn—the physician who heals him when he is injured—is hampered by many factors, including language and cultural differences. There is also the matter that he is the man who kidnapped and enslaved Charis years before.

Believing strongly that God gave Agnarr to her as a patient, though, Aislinn does her best. Her knowledge of who he is wars with her unwilling attraction to him. That he makes his interest in her clear doesn’t help, as he goes so far as to seek her father’s permission to wed her. Can she forgive him for what he did to her village? Can she love him if she does? And will she be willing to accept a life at Agnarr’s side even if he does not love her?

Meanwhile, other raiders from the North come to Éire’s green coasts. Pledging his loyalty to the new king, Muiredach of Dál Fiatach, Agnarr prepares to defend his new home.

My Thoughts:

After reading Captive Moon, I could not wait to read Eire’s Moon. Again I was completely engrossed and wanted to know what was going to happen in the story. I could not out it down!!!!

This time readers get to know Angarr more, and I must say, I found compassion for him. I was completely rooting for him in this book. I completely enjoyed Charis as the main character in the first book, but I think that I enjoyed her adoptive daughter just as much as her in the second book. They are both very different women and I enjoyed learning about each of them in different ways.

I think the romance between Angarr and Aislinn is a bit odd since Angarr seemed to have feeling for her mother, but once I got pass that, I enjoyed the two of them together. He seemed to change A LOT in this book and opened himself to another women.

I really enjoy reading Ms. Layne’s world of Vikings and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book and learn more about all of my favorite characters.