Posted in Blog Tour

Hidden Seams Cover Reveal

Hidden Seams

By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Erotic Romance

Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative

 

Synopsis

 

A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it’s about to be mine…

I’ve worked a decade for this. I’ve sold my soul and my reputation. I’ve lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this inheritance.

And then … she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with myβ€”

It doesn’t matter. I’ve played this game for a decade. I can continue the charade a little longer, keep my hands to myself and her body out of my mind. I can keep my secret until the ink dries and everything is mine.

Or not.

 

Preorder on iBooks: http://apple.co/2AmCNPm

Add to Goodreads: https://goo.gl/pp3Z3Y

 

About Alessandra Torre:

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

 

Connect with Alessandra:

 

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2rkHs46

Facebook Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2s4U9NI

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2sm94G5

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2s4HCtF

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rpz0M7

Newsletter: http://www.nextnovel.com/

Website: http://bit.ly/2tf6opZ

 

Raffle Time

I can’t believe 2017 is almost over!Β  We thought we’d kick off the blog with some of our top books of 2017.Β  Additionally we will be raffling off five $10 Amazon gift cards on January 1, 2018. So if you have already followed our blog thank you! You are already entered. If you follow our blog between now and January 1, you are entered in the raffle automatically!

Posted in Blog Tour

Berit’s Top Reads of 2017

This book is definitely on my top Reads of 2017.

5 snowy stars for the Child Finder and the Snow Girl ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

The Child FinderΒ byΒ Rene Denfeld

The Child Finder

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

This one won the Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction in 2017

5 simply stunning stars!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Before We Were YoursΒ byΒ Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

Next would be…

5 Real, raw, and brilliant stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Small Great ThingsΒ byΒ Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

Fourth up at the top of 2017.

5 crazy is the new normal stars!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

After He Killed My by Natalie Barelli

After He Killed Me

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

My third top book of 2017.

If I could I would give this book 6 perfect stars!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 

The Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Jean E. Pendziwol

The Lightkeeper's Daughter

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

Second of my top books of 2017.

Well HOT damn!!! 5 BIG chalk drawn stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

The Chalk Man

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

First up for my top books of 2017 (in no particular order).

5 complicated stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG

Little Fires Everywhere

 

 

REVIEW

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned — from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren — an enigmatic artist and single mother — who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Review

This book won the Best Fiction for the Goodreads Choice Awards this year, well-deserved!

🎧 I did listen to this on audio, but at the time I did not review the audio portion, but it was very well done.Β  I’d say more but I don’t think it’s fair because I don’t remember precisely, but it was narrated bye Jennifer Lim 🎧

Here is my review of the book published on Goodreads on December 1, 2017.

I have read SO many wonderful books lately, I keep thinking I can’t rate all these books 5 stars… but then I think how can I not? They all definitely deserve it! SO here I go again with another gushing review! (Currently I’m reading a book I’m not all that crazy about, so I promise a slightly negative review to comeπŸ˜‰)

“What makes you a mother, biology or love?”

This book was about the bonds between mothers and their children. The relationship between mothers and daughters in particular.Β  I have a daughter and of course I am a daughter, so I do realize how complicated this relationship can be, even in a somewhat stable environment.

The mothers in this book were all very different from one another, but the thing they had in common is that they all truly love their children…. even if they didn’t always do a good job of showing it…. I believe all these women were so well developed as characters, and even if you didn’t agree with their actions you could understand their motivation…. this book really touched on quite a few issues, and I don’t want to mention them in this review, because I don’t want to ruin the journey for you, but it sure did make me think…. Think what would I do in that same situation? It’s hard to say, of course I’d like to think I’d always do the right thing, but then that begs the question what is the right thing? Sometimes I’m not sure if it is as clear cut as that…..

The only part of this book that I had an opinion on(OK not the only thing I had an opinion on, but the only thing I’m going to share in this review), because it was very personal for me was the court case…. as I have mentioned previously I am the only biological child in a family of adoptive brother’s (I never got a sister!) And all my brothers are of a different race/ethnicity from me…. I don’t believe I could have loved my brothers anymore had they been biologically related to me, and I don’t believe they ever felt robbed of their culture…. so do I think a white family can raise a Chinese girl? Absolutely! But this is because of personal experience, I grew up in a house with cross-cultural adoption and it was a positive experience…. do I think a biological mother should be given a second chance after abandoning her baby? That I’m not sure about…. *** steps off soapbox ***

Looking back on this book I think I like it even more…. every character in this book was so well developed, by the end you felt as though you knew these people…. I also think the story was so well plotted how everything unfolded was perfect…. and even though the ending was quite heartbreaking, it just made the book that much better…

Definitely strongly recommend! And I hope you enjoy the journey!Β πŸ’•

PS: Iβ€˜d love for Mia to take a photo that represented me, wonder what would be on it, a book?

Enjoy,

Berit

The Ghostwriter

The Ghostwriter

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb

Four years ago, I lied. I stood in front of the police, my friends and family, and made up a story, my best one yet. And all of them believed me.

I wasn’t surprised. Telling stories is what made me famous. Fifteen bestsellers. Millions of fans. Fame and fortune.

Now, I have one last story to write. It’ll be my best one yet, with a jaw-dropping twist that will leave them stunned and gasping for breath.

They say that sticks and stones will break your bones, but this story? It will be the one that kills me.

This book is not a romance. It is contemporary fiction, but very suspenseful in nature. It is about a famous romance author and a dark secret she keeps.

Review

 

What do you do when you look in the mirror? Do you take a quick glance to check all is ok, or do you stand and take a really good look?

Do you study all of your laughter lines, your wrinkles, your grey hair, or do you really REALLY look???

If you really look, what do you see?
Are you happy with who you are?
With all you have ever done?
Of who you are perceived to be?

Ghostwriter, is like standing in front of a full length mirror and seeing all of the scars you have, all of the dirty secrets that, even though you tell your best friend everything, you would never tell them that……not that….not ever!!

The main character will probably be someone that you are not really that happy with, she’s OK, she’s grumpy, and to put it quite frankly, a bit of a bitch!

This, will maybe make you dislike her immensely, however, stick with the story, she has reason, a reason that I cannot (and will not) divulge! (Spoilers people!)

Mark, gahh I LOVE Mark, he is such a calming presence, he is like the Ying to Helena’s Yang, the chalk to her cheese, the white to her black, her…….well you get the picture.

This story starts off a little slow, like a trot, however it gains speed, and then by the time you realise what is happening you are galloping through a minefield, and leaping over the things that you don’t want to see.

My advice, apart from obviously reading this brilliant book, is GO IN BLIND, don’t read any reviews (except mine of course!)

Savour every sentence, every line…Β  Take a deep breath and buckle up, you are in for a bumpy ride!

KU (Kindle Unlimited) carriesΒ The GhostwriterΒ , and it has just been released on audio book. Be prepared with some Kleenex for this one, it has ALL the feels!!

Enjoy!

Vicci

 

Posted in Blog Tour

Vicci’s Top Reads of 2017

Wow 2017 is nearly over already, what happened there???

So in no particular order, here are a few of my favorite reads of the year.

Can’t have a list without…

Unwind by Neal Shusterman 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 OMG Stars

Unwind

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

Next is…

Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 WTF Stars

Bad Mommy

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

5th up will be…

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Behind Closed Doors

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

4th is

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Darkest Minds

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

3rd would have to be

American Queen by Sierra Simone  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 BIG stars

American Queen

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

2nd Review

Cuffed by K. Bromberg 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Cuffed

 

 

REVIEW

 

 

1st up I have…

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Ghostwriter

 

 

REVIEW