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Playing for Keeps (Hot Jocks, Book 1) by Kendall Ryan Release Blitz with Review

14 Aug

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PLAYING FOR KEEPS (Hot Jocks, Book 1) by Kendall Ryan is NOW AVAILABLE!!!

 

About the Book

 

I’ve never been so stupid in my entire life. 

Elise Parrish, my teammate’s incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister, should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn’t get the memo. 

After our team won the championship, our flirting turned physical, and I took her to bed. Then shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake. 

 

She thinks I don’t remember that night – but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I’ll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips….

 

And now I’ve spent three months trying to get her out of my head, but I’m starting to understand she’s the only girl I’ll ever want.  

 

I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won’t be easily convinced.  

 

That’s okay, because I’m good under pressure, and this time, I’m playing for keeps.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Playing For Keeps by Kendall Ryan is a sweet, sexy hockey romance! 

Owen and Justin have been friends forever. Elise was Owen’s annoying little sister until one day Justin saw her as someone completely different…sweet, intelligent, and sexy. He wanted her, but he knew he could never have her for two reasons. 

She was Owen’s little sister.

Because of his own past, he thought he wasn’t good enough for her. 

Elise has wanted Justin as long as she could remember. However, she always avoided that because of his reputation as a manwhore. She isn’t into one-night stands. It’s funny what happens when destiny or fate has other ideas. One night the two cross that line they have drawn in the sand, and the feelings they have for one another grow even more complicated. 

The friendship between Justin and Elise laid the foundation for a great relationship, but it wasn’t easy for them to find their forever. Justin has relationship “hang ups,” and he knows dating Elise will definitely affect his friendship with Owen. Elise is afraid to give her heart to Justin just to have him crush it. 

There were several things that stood out about the book. Elise and Justin’s story is told from both of their POVs, so I was able to see how they truly felt about one another as well as their insecurities. I liked the way Ryan included things from their past that showed the bond they always had. The cast of secondary characters really added to the book. I really LOVED the fact that Ryan also didn’t follow the same pattern in which a couple fall for each other, then break up, and get back together again. There really wasn’t that sort of angst. It was more about two people falling in love and the fear of giving yourself completely to another person.

I am a fan of hockey romances as well as a huge fan of Kendall Ryan, and she certainly didn’t disappoint me. She knows how to create chemistry and strike the perfect balance of emotion and steam. I am so excited to read the next book in the series. 

As a side note, I have also listened to the Audible edition, and I highly recommend that one too. Both narrators really bring the story to life!!!!




 

Get ready to meet your new favorite hot jocks in an all new series of stand-alone novels. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

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About Kendall Ryan

 

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Sunshine over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett Blog Tour with Review

10 Aug

Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle

 

Sunshine over Bluebell Castle

by Sarah Bennett

 

About the Book

The summer she will never forget…

Time’s running out for Iggy Ludworth to restore the wild gardens of Camland Castle in time for the Summer Fete, so she ropes in hotshot gardener Will Talbot…

But she regrets her decision as soon as he sets foot in the historic grounds – not only is Will arrogant and bossy, he’s totally gorgeous!

And very soon, sparks are flying amongst the bluebells. Yet with summer nearly over, will their summer fling convince Will and Iggy to go the distance?

Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.

Book 1: Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle
Book 2: Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle
Book 3: Starlight Over Bluebell Castle




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

What a delightful read from Sarah Bennett! This is Bluebell Castle Book 2, and I loved it as much as the first one!

Iggy is on a tight deadline to restore the gardens of her family castle to their former glory in order to save her home. She is quite good at land management, but she isn’t even sure where to even begin the task. She has had a fascination with Will Talbot, “rock star of the gardening world,” for quite some time…and not just with his skills in the garden. She thinks he is the most gorgeous man she has ever seen, although she won’t admit that little fact to anyone. She knows she needs his skills in the garden if there is any hope to save Camland Castle. 

Will has been in the public eye for some time now, and he has had about as much as he can tolerate. He has been so busy building his own brand that he can’t remember the last time he has put his hands in any kind of soil. When Iggy’s offer comes along, he accepts. 

From his first meeting with Iggy, he is a goner. She is beautiful, but she also doesn’t pander to him, despite his fame. He finds himself wanting to know more about her. 

“There was something about that frozen facade of hers that made him want to smash through it and find the real woman he could sense behind the icy mask.”

Iggy finds him arrogant, and he always knows how to push her buttons, yet she drawn to him. As they spend more time together, they are falling more and more for one another. It is a sweet love story, but there is also this amazing chemistry between them. Thankfully, Bennett, isn’t too graphic, she lets us, readers, use our own imagination!

The secondary cast of characters add a richness to the story. I adore the dynamic Iggy has with her brothers, Lucie, and the household staff. I also liked seeing how Will came to have his passion for gardening. 

This is a wonderful book with an amazing setting, one I hated saying good-bye to. I’m so excited to see there will be another book this year!!!!




 

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Author Bio 

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Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.

Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.

When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.

Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove, Lavender Bay and Bluebell Castle trilogies, published by HQ Digital UK.

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Lure Of Obsession By Lisa Kessler Book Birthday Bash with Review and Giveaway (Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card (Open Internationally)

2 Aug

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By Lisa Kessler

Synopsis:

Fated Mates meets Clash of the Titans!


Melanie Jacoby is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target, but Nate’s determination to protect her is almost as strong as his desire for her. 

And tragedy isn’t part of his plan.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

 

Lure of Obsession is a perfect combination of romance, myth, paranormal, mystery, with a bit of thrills thrown in!!!

 

Melanie is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry. Her world is rocked when she finds her roommate dead. Nate is the detective assigned to the case, and it’s apparent from their first meeting that they have insane chemistry. However, romance is only part of the story. It is an intriguing mystery with some pretty thrilling twists and turns. 

 

Not only is this told from her point of view but from Nate’s, the killer’s, and some other nefarious characters. That really makes the book even better! 

 

The characters of Melanie and Nate are more than they first appear. There are layers that make them such complex characters, and it was quite enjoyable seeing those layers peeled away to reveal something new about each one!

 

This was a solid read to what promises to be a quite intriguing series!!!!!




 

The Prophecy – “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.” 

2016, 2017 & 2018 voted Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance Series – Paranormal Romance Guild

A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more…

“Another beautiful series from an unbelievable author. She gets me every time.” #1 NYT Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon

Finalist –  2017 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Contest – Best Paranormal Romance 

Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 – The Paranormal Romance Guild

Top 10 – Best Romance of 2016 in the Preditors & Editors readers poll

 

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Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Lure-Obsession-Muse-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07L9S37H4

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Author Bio 

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Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal. 

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. 

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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Heathcliff by Sue Barnard Book Birthday Blitz with Review

30 Jul

Heathcliff

Heathcliff

By Sue Barnard

 

Synopsis

It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now…”

Cathy’s immortal words from Wuthering Heights change Heathcliff’s life. At just seventeen years of age, heartbroken and penniless, he runs away to face an unknown future.

Three years later, he returns – much improved in manners, appearance and prosperity.

But what happened during those years? How could he have made his fortune, from nothing? Who might his parents have been? And what fate turned him into literature’s most famous anti-hero?

For almost two centuries, these questions have remained unanswered.

Until now…




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Can I just say, “Wow!” I’m a huge fan of Wuthering Heights and Heathcliff, so I am always nervous when an author takes on a classic. However, Sue Barnard did an EXCELLENT job! She gives readers insight into what happened to Heathcliff after leaving Wuthering Heights!

 

Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights heartbroken after hearing Cathy’s harsh words. He runs away, but he has no clue what his future holds. What an adventure it is! He gets to see the world, but there are also parts that harden his heart. When he returns, his coldness turns into a viciousness, and any part of the caring boy is replaced by a man cruel man bent on revenge!!! 

 

Barnard illustrates what a complicated character he really is, and she takes nothing away from the original story itself. There are some twists that she includes that I definitely wasn’t expecting!!! It makes the book addictive, and I couldn’t put it down! Excellent read!!!!




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Author Bio 

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Sue Barnard is a British novelist, editor and award-winning poet whose family background is far stranger than any work of fiction. She would write a book about it if she thought anybody would believe her.

Sue was born in North Wales but has spent most of her life in and around Manchester. She speaks French like a Belgian, German like a schoolgirl, and Italian and Portuguese like an Englishwoman abroad.

Her mind is so warped that she has appeared on BBC TV’s Only Connect quiz show, and she has also compiled questions for BBC Radio 4’s fiendishly difficult Round Britain Quiz. This once caused one of her sons to describe her as “professionally weird.” The label has stuck.

Sue’s first novel, The Ghostly Father (a new take on the traditional story of Romeo & Juliet), was officially released on St Valentine’s Day 2014. Since then she has produced five more novels: Nice Girls Don’t (2014), The Unkindest Cut of All (2015), Never on Saturday (2017), Heathcliff (2018), and Finding Nina (2019).

Sue now lives in Cheshire, UK, with her extremely patient husband and a large collection of unfinished scribblings.

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Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win a Paperback copy of Manipulated Lives (Open Internationally)

27 Jul

Manipulated Lives

Manipulated Lives

by H.A. Leuschel

 

Synopsis:

Five compelling true-to-life stories each highlighting a narcissist’s manipulative mind games.


Narcissists are everywhere

They can be witty, charming and highly charismatic.

Anyone can be their target.

At first their devious, calculating mind games can be hard to spot because they are masters of disguise, but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy for their victim. 

All stories highlight to what extent narcissistic abuse can distort lives and threaten our self-worth yet ultimately, also send a positive message that once the narcissist is unmasked, the victims can at last break free.





Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Wow!!! This is quite the psychological thriller, yet it’s different! This is a book full of short stories that every person should read. 

As the synopsis states, “ Narcissists are everywhere. Anyone can be their target.” That statement is 100 percent accurate. Three of the books are told from the victims’ points of view, one an elderly woman, one who is in her thirties, and a young teenager. What the three have in common is a master manipulator in their lives who have hurt them, some physically and all mentally. Each woman is from a different walk of life, from different socio-economic backgrounds. 

The last two stories give an insight into the mind of the narcissists. What a fascinating and scary look into the mind of a psychopath! The journey of these victims was amazing. I loved seeing them find the strength to escape and find a new path to happiness.





 

Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/u/49P2MJ

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Author Bio:

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Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches Yoga.

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A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 2) by Laura Briggs Publication Day Push with Review & Giveaway (Giveaway  Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally)

23 Jul

A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores

A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 2)

by Laura Briggs

 

About the Book

It looks like a perfect Cornish autumn, with aspiring novelist Maisie Clark still finding inspiration as a maid at the historic Penmarrow Hotel. Between the staff of quirky co-workers, glamorous and unusual guests, and her growing friendship with the charming but mysterious Sidney Daniels, Maisie is living out adventures instead of just penning them in the pages of her would-be novel’s growing number of chapters.

And then there’s the slight problem of keeping the balance between friendship and ‘something more’ with Sidney, who’s helping introduce her to the village’s version of a Cornish Halloween, and has recently taken an interest in Maisie’s secret that may change things between them. But even Maisie’s imagination can’t conjure the unusual event this Halloween brings to the Penmarrow. An eccentric earl has chosen this site to host his lavish birthday celebration that includes a pretty (and perceptive) young psychic whose predictions seem to have everyone on edge — and, to Maisie’s delight, the elusive novelist Alistair Davies is rumored to be part of the guest list! But with the earl’s bickering relatives and illustrious friends on hand— and more than one ghost of the past waiting to be revealed — it’s anyone’s guess what the festivities will bring before the party is over.

Will the psychic foretell doom for the earl’s gathering—and is her ‘gift’ as genuine as it seems? Will Maisie finally meet her favorite author face to face? And, more importantly, what about the romantic sparks that fly between Maisie and Sidney?





Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

This is the second book in the charming series about Maisie Clark and her adventures, and I must say it is quite as enjoyable as the first book!

Maisie is still working on her writing while she is a maid at the Penmarrow Hotel. She definitely has a lot of inspiration with the characters who work with her, and now she has an even bigger inspiration with the arrival of earl who is interested in the supernatural. He has brought his family, a psychic, and a ghost hunter. She is hoping her favorite author, Alistair Davies will be in attendance too.

Parts of the book reminded me of an Agatha Christie novel but without the murder mystery. The earl’s family was rather dysfunctional, and that is part of what the book is about…family and the important things in life. The mystery also deepens of who Alistair Davies really is. I think I know who it might be, but I’m not sure. 

Maisie and Sidney’s relationship deepens a bit. There are still those romantic sparks that made my heart pitter patter, yet I love that the author is in no hurry to rush their relationship. That is so refreshing. He is helping Maisie live life a bit more than writing about other people doing it. 

Not only was this a great little story, but the author knows how to bring it alive with both the characters and the beautiful setting. I can’t wait to return with the next book which will be out in the fall!!!!





Purchase Links

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Author Bio 

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Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaperDollWrites

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaurabriggs/

 

Giveaway 

Win one of 3 Cornish themed prizes (Open Internationally)

 

1st Prize: A Ross Poldark collectible Knitdark character doll (Open Internationally) –1 winner

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Perfect for fans of all-things Cornwall, this Ross Poldark doll with tricorn hat is made by Angela Blay, whose popular Knitdark creations have been featured on The Graham Norton Show. Since each doll is hand made, the Ross the winner receives may vary slightly in appearance from the one in the picture. Readers can learn more about the Knitdarks at Angela’s Twitter page @kwerkyknits as well as her Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kwerkyknits

 

2nd Prize: A decorative tin T.A.R.D.I.S (Open Internationally) –1 winner

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A tin T.A.R.D.I.S similar to the keepsake Maisie is gifted by Sidney in Book 1, A Little Hotel in Cornwall. Designed by Etsy artist KittyConduitt81 and perfect for fans of Doctor Who! Being a unique, hand made item, the final design may vary slightly in appearance from the one pictured. Learn about KittyConduittDesigns on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyConduittDesigns

 

3rd Prize: A Kindle/Tablet case featuring cover art from A Little Hotel in Cornwall (Open Internationally) –1 winner

A specially designed case for a Kindle or Tablet featuring the cover art for Book 1 in the series A Little Hotel in Cornwall. The final product’s size, texture, and color will depend on the winner’s device.

 

*All 3 winners will also receive a digital copy of Book 1 in the series, A Little Hotel in Cornwall.

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The Secret Cove in Croatia by Julie Caplin Blog Tour with Review

21 Jul

The Secret Cove in Croatia

The Secret Cove in Croatia

by Julie Caplin

About the Book: 

Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a holiday romance that’s forever…

 

When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it – especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.

 

Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled jerk Nick is really related to Nina.

But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…





Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top 10 Read of 2019

An All-Time Favorite Read

Oh my gosh!!! I just absolutely fell in love with this book and the characters! It is described as the best feel-good romance for the summer, and that is most definitely a true statement! It is one of my top reads of 2019 and one of my all-time favorite reads. 

Maddie is an aspiring artist, but she has to find a job in the meantime to support herself. She gets an incredible opportunity to work on a luxury yacht. However, she isn’t expecting the arrogant guests on board, especially her best friend, Nina’s brother, Nick. Nick is dating one of the guests, a model with a nasty attitude. Despite her first contentious meeting with Nick, she finds that the two of them have a lot in common and a friendship grows and maybe possibly much, much more!

The story is told from both Nick and Maddie’s POV. As I have written countless times before, these are my favorite as it gives me a look into the characters’ inner thoughts. Maddie is such a sweetheart, and she doesn’t realize her own self-worth even though she is sassy! She challenges Nick at every turn, and she doesn’t let the other snobby guests trample all over her either. Her talent is amazing. The author doesn’t just let that be an afterthought. She describes her art in such detail, and like, Nick and others, I could see it clearly in my head, and it told a story in and of itself. I just loved watching Maddie come to believe in herself which Nick and other characters, such as Bill, Glo, Siri, and Ivan, helping her along the way.

I, like Maddie, wasn’t such a huge fan of Nick in the beginning. Some might say he waffled a bit when it came to his girlfriend, Tara. He most definitely was blinded by her physical beauty. To be fair, Tara was a master manipulator. However, when he realized the beauty he had in Maddie, he was all-in. How could I not love the fact that he was such a huge support to Maddie? 

In a sense, this was a book about Maddie and Nick really discovering who they were. Maddie needed to stoke that passion for art burning inside of her and learn how to let others in. Nick needed to realize who he was…a jet-setter boy toy for Tara, or a man comfortable in his own skin back home with his family. So, I loved their journey of self-discovery!!!!

Now, to the good part, the romance! It was a slow burn of a romance, but I loved it! Maddie and Nick had something quite special and that was due to the friendship they created over the few weeks of their trip. I had butterflies anytime the two of them were together. Their chemistry was amazing! It was a sweet romance with a touch of spice added!

I cannot leave this review without telling you how incredible Julie Caplin’s writing is! Her attention to detail was phenomenal. In all of my reading, I have never come across a writer who literally transported me in my mind to all the lovely settings on this holiday jaunt. She engaged every single sense…sight, taste, hearing, smell, and feelings! This is a book that is to be savored!!!! I think you will agree after reading it!!! As a side note, I have downloaded her other books, and I can’t wait to read more from her!!!!





Purchase Links:

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Cove-Croatia-Romantic-Escapes-ebook/dp/B07L7Y9LL5/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Cove-Croatia-Romantic-Escapes-ebook/dp/B07L7Y9LL5/

 

Author Bio:

The Secret Cove Author

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands, taking journalists on press trips to awful places like Turin, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and occasionally losing the odd member of the press in an airport. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to eat amazing food, drink free alcohol, hone her writing skills on press releases and to research European cities for her books.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for HarperImpulse.

Under her pen name, Julie Caplin, her twelfth novel, The Secret Cove in Croatia published in ebook format this July.

Social Media Links:

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@Juleswake

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