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There’s Something About a Cowboy Blog Tour with Review

14 Jan


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There’s Something About a Cowboy

by Rich Amooi



Rule #1: No Dating Cowboys.

A fake fiancé doesn’t count, right? Oh boy . . .


Amy Weaver is tired of her dad meddling in her love life. Fed up, she hires an actor to play the part of her fake cowboy fiancé when she goes home for her grandpa’s ninetieth birthday. Sure, Luke Jenkins has got looks, charm, and muscular legs, but this is business, pure and simple. Things are fine and dandy until she finds out he’s a real cowboy, not an actor. Now, she’s stuck between a rock and his chiseled jawline, falling faster than a sack of horseshoes. How the heck is Amy supposed to ignore the sparks between them and stick to her rule of not dating cowboys? All bets are off.

Christie’s Review


There’s Something About a Cowboy is another fun and humorous romantic comedy by Rich Amooi.

Amy and Luke are so funny, and even if they don’t realize at first, they belong together. Amy and her niece are out at a bar when she takes a bet to prove to Jennie that the attractive cowboy really isn’t a cowboy. She would know because she has a weakness for cowboys even if her track record with them is bad. The bet…a ride on a mechanical bull. Luke agrees. If she wins, he has to buy her and Jennie drinks. If he wins, he has to kiss Amy. This is a win for him either way. He noticed Amy as soon as she walked in. However, they both agree that it’s just an innocent kiss since neither one of them are interested in a relationship right now. Luke wins, and he rocks both of their worlds with that kiss!!! Amy thinks this is the last she will see of Luke, but destiny has other plans.

I loved Amy! She is loving, independent, fiesty, and intelligent! I mean this is a woman after my own heart…she watches the Golden Girls on Hallmark!!!! She doesn’t want to disappoint her grandparents who see her and Luke’s picture on social media, and they assume she engaged since she had on Jennie’s engagement ring to ward off suitors at the bar. So, she hires Luke to be her fake fiance. This is where all the fun and laughs start!

Luke is irresistible…not just his looks, but his approach to life and sense of humor. He and Amy were made from one another. She is a pastry chef, and he is a chef whose specialty is a barbecue pitmaster. Neither realize how this charade will impact both their professional and personal lives.

Amooi has created a great romantic comedy with quirky characters, a great cast of secondary characters, and just a great story. His sense of humor comes through in every page and leaves you with a romance that warms your heart.

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Fun, Quirky Romantic Comedies from a Guy’s Perspective. Rich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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Wicked Game by Jo Lambert Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win £15 Amazon Voucher (UK Only)

10 Jan

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Wicked Game

by Jo Lambert



Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Westhead Manor with daughter Felicia and stepson Marco. Joining forces with neighbour Ella Benedict, she is about to open a bridal boutique at Ella’s exclusive wedding venue Lawns at Little Court.

Managing his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman.  Any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte. Marco knows he should walk away as not only is she the most exasperating female he has ever encountered she’s currently in a relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti. But the chemistry between them is undeniable and sensing trouble brewing between Charlotte and the egotistical singer he is prepared to wait.

Charlotte’s cousin Lucy has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from everyone. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which eventually brings Marco and Charlotte together.

Thérèse’s husband Gianlucca has invited the granddaughter of an old friend to stay as a house guest while he undergoes heart surgery. Rossana Caravello is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her twenty first birthday in September. Aware this would make an excellent addition to her husband’s international business portfolio, Thérèse plots to push the young heiress and her stepson together. Rossana is already besotted with Marco, but if the plan is to have any chance of success first she needs to get rid of Charlotte…

Please note Wicked Game was previously published under the title The Other Side of Morning.

Christie’s Review


Wicked Game is a family saga full of betrayal and secrets, but at its heart, it’s an emotional love story between two individuals who have trust issues. Buckle up because this is a wild ride at times full of twists and turns.

Charlotte and Marco were not meant to be together. Charlotte is in a relationship with Christian Rosetti, but fate has other plans for these two. Their love story is emotional and at times quite sad as there are outside forces who are determined to keep these two apart. However, I never regretted the journey the author took me on. The ending was completely worth the emotions.

Marco and Charlotte are wonderful characters, very well fleshed out and very complex. They aren’t perfect and make plenty of mistakes. That makes them human and very easy to connect with. They really do love one another, but they are victims to the chaos and selfish ambitions of those around them.

Even though the heart of the book is about Marco and Charlotte, there are plenty of other characters who tell their stories and reveal their true motives in their own voices. Because of that, Lambert tugged at my emotions. I got angry, and my heart broke at times for Marco and Charlotte.

The book was well-written. There was a big cast of characters, but I never thought the book suffered for that. In fact, it made it better. I really like the way Lambert writes. The book takes place in several different settings, but the way it was written gave me a clear picture of each place. I love when a writer can do that for me.

I highly recommend this read if you like family sagas with romance. This book will definitely pull you into the story from beginning to end.


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Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is the author of seven novels. The first five collectively known as the Little Court Series are saga/romances set in West Somerset. For book number six she ‘moved’ over the border into South Devon. Summer Moved On became the first of two linked contemporary romances. The second, Watercolours in the Rain was published in October 2016. In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her eighth novel, The Boys of Summer, set in North Cornwall will be published in 2019 under their Ruby imprint. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall.

When she isn’t writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog.  Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.

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New Review: Jude (Signature Sweethearts #3) by Kelsie Rae

15 Dec
by Kelsie Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Signature Sweethearts; Book 3
When Jude is offered the position of assistant coach to an online gaming championship, he’d be a fool to turn it down. But when his celebrity crush ends up being on the team, he decides to teach her a lot more than a few gaming tricks.
Quin doesn’t date. Being the breadwinner since she was sixteen will do that to a girl. So when the sexy new British coach shows up, she refuses to be distracted. She has goals, and she will achieve them. No matter the cost.
But is she willing to lose the only thing that matters to her in order to do so?

Christie’s Review


Sweet and sexy romance with two likeable and intelligent characters!

Jude was a legend in the gaming community when he decided to retire. Now, he’s returning as an assistant coach for the World Championship of Gateway Guardians. He is going to coach none other than the talented Quincy Philips.

I liked both Quincy and Jude. Quincy was a strong female lead. She had to deal with idiots who thought just because she was a woman she couldn’t be good at gaming. She proved them wrong pretty quickly. As good as she was, she was still a girl who had to listen to sexist comments. This girl never gave up! Thankfully, she had Jude in her corner to give his support.

Who wouldn’t love Jude? He was sexy, and his mind was as sexy as his body. The first time Quincy met him she was speechless. I probably would have been too when I heard his sexy British accent too. Little did she know, he had a crush on her too. Jude’s most attractive quality was his heart.

The two had a potential connection at their first meeting until Jude opened his mouth and somewhat ruined that. He isn’t used to being this way around women. However, it’s this banter between them that makes the book so good!  He really respects her, and I could see that as the book is told in both of their POVs. Their relationship really was sweet and sexy.

The storyline was good as well. It is something a bit different in the romance genre, and I liked that. I have never really understood the gaming world, and Kelsie Rae gave me some insight into it. It isn’t all fun and games. It is a job to some, like Quincy.

I highly recommend if you are looking for a unique read in the romance genre!!!!


About the Author

Kelsie is a sucker for a love story with all the feels and enjoys a solid chick flick, too. When she’s not chasing words for her next book, you will probably find her reading or, more likely, playing with her “monsters”.
She adores chocolate, photography, baking, and running. And now that she’s actively pursuing her writing dreams, she’s set her sights on someday finding the self-discipline to not eat an entire batch of cookies in one sitting.

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Him With the Beard by Pernille Meldgaard Pedersen Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win A Cosy Christmas Prize with One Jim Shore Santa Claus Ornament, Santa Claus Marshmallows, A Chocolate Advent Calendar, A Pretty Christmas Storage Box and finally, A Signed Copy of my book Him With The Beard~OPEN INTERNATIONALLY)

1 Dec

Him With The Beard

by Pernille Meldgaard Pedersen


Do you remember that moment you stopped believing in Santa Claus?

When nine-year-old Mille suddenly no longer believes in Santa Claus, it turns the house upside down.

Her mother, Stella, is in a pickle as the hunt to find Santa Claus unearths some family secrets.

Christmas is at risk!

And there’s only one person who can save it.

Christie’s Review


Him With the Beard is a sweet read, perfect for putting you in the mood for the holiday season!!!!

As the synopsis asks, “Do you remember that moment you stopped believing in Santa Claus?” That is the pivotal question that is the backbone of this short story. Stella’s daughter, Millie, no longer believes, and it just breaks Stella’s heart. She is determined to prove Millie wrong. What occurs will turn their family upside down….a secret is unearthed, and Stella’s world is rocked. What she does from there is the important question.

The book is very short, but that doesn’t affect the story told. It is sweet, poignant, and it will warm your heart. The characters are really developed, especially considering the length of the book. Pedersen really shows her readers the meaning of Christmas, and she also shows us it doesn’t really matter if there is proof of his existence, but what he means to us…love, hope, and the belief in miracles. Isn’t that what Christmas is really all about?

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Pernille Meldgaard Pedersen

Pernille was born in 1988 and loves that she was born in the decade with the tallest hair, the most colourful clothes, and the best music.

Her imagination never stands still, and it’s often expressed in words and pictures.
She wrote her first story when she was six years old. It was about the cat she unfortunately never got but wished for more than anything.

She loves autumn and Christmas and believes in elves.

From day to day she is a knight in training, an animator, and a secret agent – she has saved the world a few times by now.

She’s also a professional daydreamer.

She thinks the recipe for a good book is the same as the one for having a good life – a sense of kinship, humour, love, and that one thing that gives you a daily smile.
Vestercity is a fictional city based on her upbringing near the city of Herning in Denmark.


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Melt With You by J.H. Croix Release Blitz with Review & Giveaway ($25 Amazon Gift Card)

27 Nov


Title: Melt With You
Series: Into the Fire #8
Author: J.H. Croix
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 27, 2018


A wedding, a one-night stand, and no happily-ever-after.
That’s how it all started with Max Channing.
Along comes another cliché – a second chance.
A year later, I’m about to face Christmas alone when tall, dark & s*xy as h*ll Max shows up again.
Our lives are worlds apart. He’s a billionaire tech investor. I’m a hotshot firefighter.
Nothing about us makes any sense.
I never thought I’d see him again after the hottest night of my life.
I was wrong, so very wrong.
When our paths cross again, we break every rule.
And set each on fire.


Harlow May tests every limit I have and makes me want to break every d*mn rule she creates.
She’s a temptation I can’t seem to resist.
She fits no category. She’s strong & sassy and a firefighter to boot.
She fights the fire between us.
Once I have a taste, no one else will do.
I’ll fight for her and for us.
I only want one woman. Harlow.

*This is a full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.

Danielle’s Review

Max and Harlow meet at a mutual friend’s wedding and the sparks fly instantly. They have a one-night stand never expecting to see each other again. Fast forward a year and these two are suddenly back in each other’s lives. The connection is still the same but Harlow is scared to open herself up to Max and possible heartbreak. Harlow can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Max but is it just sex or is there something deeper between them? Can Max convince Harlow to give him a chance?

This story had it all – sweet, heartwarming moments and swoony, hot and sexy times between Max and Harlow. Max is the perfect alpha male and I loved that Harlow was a strong female character. I loved how this book is set in a small town in Alaska and all the small town feels of the community. This is not the first book in this series, but can be read as a standalone.  I really enjoyed the author’s writing style and will continue to check out other books by her.

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USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the
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New Release & Review: Preach by Stylo Fantome

9 Nov


Title: Preach.

Series: Church Duet #2

Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance



Release Date: November 9, 2018
A shattered woman.

A changed man.

Church Logan wanted to kill someone, and Emma Hartley wanted to die – they were a match made in hell.

But one little cut, a pint or two of blood, and suddenly everything between them is different.

Are they still destined for greatness? Or has the darkness finally eclipsed them and torn them apart?

Looks like it’s time for Church to practice what he preaches.

Ignition, meet explosion.

Warning: if you have triggers – this story will touch on a lot of them. This book is a dark romance, 65,000+ words.

Danielle’s Review

4 Stars

Preach is the second half of the Church duet. It cannot be read as a standalone.

Emma Hartley has nearly died as a result of the years of torment she has been through. She is getting help and trying to become “normal” but she still can’t quiet the voices in her head telling her how to act and what to think. Church has abandoned her and now she must figure out her future for herself and come up with a way to finally be free of her psycho mother.

Church has let Emma believe she is alone and in control of her own destiny. But she is the first person he has ever loved and he is her protector so  when the time comes, Church is prepared to be her savior once again. Emma isn’t sure if she can trust Church anymore but he is more than ready to show her how great they are together.

“You be the thunder, and I’ll be the lightning.
You be the cloud, and I’ll be the rain.”
“Forces of nature.”
“Of destruction.”

This is more than just a dark read, it’s a psychological thriller full of twists and turns. This book is told in dual POV which is my favorite to read and was especially great with this story to be in the head of both of these f’ed up people. I wish that there could have been a little more of an ending but I did really enjoy this story. Stylo Fantome is a talented author and I will definitely check out other stories by her.

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Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway (Bertie Bear and his travel bag) OPEN INTERNATIONALLY

7 Nov

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by Caroline James


Let the shenanigans begin at the Best Boomerville Hotel …
Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision – a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of ‘a certain age’ wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the Best Boomerville Hotel is open for business! 

Perhaps not surprisingly Boomerville attracts more than its fair share of eccentric clientele: there’s fun-loving Sir Henry Mulberry and his brother Hugo; Lucinda Brown, an impoverished artist with more ego than talent; Andy Mack, a charming Porsche-driving James Bond lookalike, as well as Kate Simmons, a woman who made her fortune from an internet dating agency but still hasn’t found ‘the One’ herself. 

With such an array of colourful individuals there’s bound to be laughs aplenty, but could there be tears and heartbreak too and will the residents get more than they bargained for at Boomerville?

Christie’s Review


Quite the enjoyable read with delightful characters and a beautiful setting.

The Best Boomerville Hotel has been recently renovated by owner, Jo, and made into a retreat for people of retirement age. It offers many services to people who want to pursue new interests but in a very luxurious setting. Instead of being about just one character, there are several. The chapters are about different ones. There is Kate who comes to the hotel hoping to write a best seller and maybe find love. Jo, is the owner, and her friend, Hattie, is the manager. There is also James, Lucinda, Sir Henry, Pete, Andy Mack, and Hugo. Each one has their own story to tell.

Reading it reminded me of one of my favored authors, Maeve Binchy. She had a talent for delighting her readers with multiple characters and their stories. Caroline James has the same talent. The characters nor the storyline gets lost. In fact, she draws you into the story itself.

Thank you so much Caroline James for showing your readers that age is just a state of mind. It was a nice change to read a book about people who are older. The ones in the story prove that no matter what age you are, the world is still yours. There are still chances to take, experiences to be had, and dreams to come true!

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Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can. A public speaker, consultant and food writer, Caroline is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association and writes articles and short stories and contributes to many publications.

Her debut novel, Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & Me is set in North West England, at the time of a famous gypsy horse fair.  The book went straight to number three on Amazon and was E-book of the Week in The Sun.

So, You Think You’re A Celebrity…Chef? was runner up the Winchester Writers festival for best TV Drama and takes a light-hearted look at the world of celebrity chefs as they battle it out for fame and fortune. Coffee, Tea, The Caribbean & Me was runner up at The Write Stuff, LBF, 2015 and is an Amazon best-seller and top recommended read by Thomson Holidays. Jungle Rock, a romcom novella set in Australia, revolves around a TV game show.

In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

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