Weekly Wrap Up & Blog News – 23 November 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap Up & Blog News for Sharon’s Book Nook!

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I am taking part in the following memes which are sharing books that you’ve received and a blog roundup for the week gone by:
The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe.


It’s been another good week for reading with 3 books completed. One of them was a short read and that certainly helps. :-) Hopefully I can keep this momentum going for COYER.

The weather has started to really heat up here now with temperatures reaching as high as 35°C and higher this past week. Who would think we’re still in Autumn? What does Summer have in store for us?

As our weather heats up our air conditioning decided to stop cooling, not helpful and so very frustrating. It always happens at the wrong time. Argh! Hopefully we can have this problem sorted soon.

On another note, I’ve seen on the news that the US is getting a lot of snow already, stay warm everyone!

That’s all from me for now, I hope you’ve had a great week and I thank you for stopping by. Here’s what happened on my blog last week.


INCOMING BOOKS LAST WEEK (Images link to Amazon or Goodreads)

BOOKS READ IN THE LAST WEEK(Images link to Goodreads or Amazon)


  • Remember Me by Stacey Nash – book review
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Hollywood on Tap by Avery Flynn – book review
  • Wordless Wednesday
  • Feature Friday – Friday 56, Feature and Follow Friday, Book Beginnings and Book Blogger Hop
  • Top posts for the month and funny search terms
  • Weekly Wrap Up & Blog News


The trailer came out for Cinderella this week, staring Cate Blanchet and Helena Bohnam Carter. I’m keen to see this take on one of my favourite childhood stories. What do you think?

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Saturday Sweet Treat – Easy Jam Tarts

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Saturday Sweet Treat is back again this week with another new recipe for you to try.

This is my Mum’s recipe as she’s a big fan of keeping sweet treats easy to make. So if you don’t enjoy cooking these will might be just for you.

Without further ado, here is this weeks recipe – Easy Jam Tarts.

Easy Jam Tarts

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins or until pastry is golden.
Serves: 12


1 Sheet of ready-made short crust pastry  (You should get 12 tarts from one sheet of pastry.)
1 Jar of strawberry jam (you can use whatever jam or spread you like in these tarts)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. Thaw out pastry sheet(s). Once thawed, using a cutter approximately 2½ inches in diameter, cut out 12 circles for your tart bases, and press them into a cupcake/tart tray like this one pictured below.


  3. Once your tray is filled with the pastry, place a teaspoon of jam in each tart. Make sure you don’t over fill each one with jam or it will boil over when it’s cooking.
  4. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  5. Cool for a little while in the tray before placing tarts on a wire rack to cool completely, as that jam is HOT.

Jam tarts

Did you give this recipe a try? If so I’d love to hear what you think of it. :-)

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The List by Kate L Mary – Cover Reveal

Today I am glad to be hosting a cover reveal for The List by Kate L Mary which is due out in May 2015. Included in this post is the synopsis and an excerpt from the book. It sounds like a fun read and I look forward to checking it out. Enjoy!

Title: The List
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: College of Charleston series, Book #1
Publisher: Lyrical Press


The List.
Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

Available for preorder now!


~Coming May 25, 2015~

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I closed my eyes when my head started to spin. “Have a first date, a first kiss, smoke a cigarette, get a fake ID, go skinny dipping. Have sex.”
When I opened my eyes, Ryan was staring at me. My heart pounded. He was so close I could feel the heat radiating off his body. It made the blood sizzle in my veins.
“All that before you turn twenty?” he whispered. I nodded and his eyes went over my face, lingering on my lips. “How long do you have?”
My heart pounded in my ears, drowning out the ocean and the wind. Even the music from the party. “A year. I turn nineteen September fifth.”
“Seems doable,” he said, scooting closer. “How many things have you marked off?”
“Four before tonight.” My heart pounded even faster, and I inhaled sharply. His eyes were still on my lips and it made my brain even fuzzier than the alcohol. “Now I can cross off getting drunk, and Cami says we’re going to stay out all night.”
He pulled back a fraction of an inch. “How drunk are you?”
I shook my head and blinked a few times when my temples pounded. “I don’t have anything to compare it to.”
He frowned, then his eyes went to my lips. “We can cross something else off, if you want.”


╣About the Author╠

me2 Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

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Lets Talk – Is chivalry dead?

 Welcome to my new feature – Lets Talk!
lets talk feature

This feature will be about generating discussion on a wide variety of topics including books, food, current affairs etc. I hope to post this weekly or bi-weekly depending on the level of interest. Without further ado….

This week’s topic is about “Is chivalry dead?”

This post may cause a bit of a stir but it’s something I’d love to hear your thoughts on.

Is chivalry dead? Why do I ask this I hear you say? Well, it’s because I was doing my grocery shopping last week and the shopping trolley I was using had a mind of its own (don’t they all), and once it was fully loaded I was having trouble steering it. I’m only 5 ft tall and a fully loaded shopping trolley is sometimes hard for me to maneuver. Anyway, I also had my daughter with me who’s 5, so trying to make sure she stays safe and get the groceries to the car became a challenge. I proceeded to take my trolley onto the travelator/escalator to head down the to the car park, all good, no problems there. However, once I pushed the trolley off the travelator/escalator it was once again hard to control. Now this is where my issue begins…..I had several men behind me on the travelator/escalator who decided that they would push past me to get out the doors. It was very clear that I was struggling, I had verbalised this as well, but not one of the men came to help me. I became frustrated with the lack of assistance and decided to let the trolley do as it pleases and fortunately for me it blocked the path of some of these wonderful people who were pushing past. So here’s my question, do you think chivalry is dead? When was the last time a man or anyone for that matter, has opened a door for you or pulled out your chair to help you stand or sit? Doesn’t anyone care about their fellow human beings any more?

What do you think? Have any stories like mine?


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Devoted by Emery Skye – Book Review

Title: Devoted
Series: Angel Academy #1
Author: Emery Skye
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 389
Published: 20 August, 2014
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Source: Author
Purchase: Devoted at Amazon


“Her world, her mission…is about to change. What do you choose when your blood is on the line.”A world where your life is a mission and to succeed you must have resolute devotion to duty.
All Anna has ever wanted is to be the best Warrior and sister she can be. Easier said than done.
Seventeen-year-old Anna Hasdiel is a noviate at Hope Academy, a secret school for young angels where she and her sister, Amalie, train to become Warrior Legites with the duty of protecting humans from Demons for the Legion United. Anna’s devoted to the angelic cause. She’s always known she would be a Warrior for the Legion.
Her world is about to change.
For months, noviates have been disappearing from Angel Academies around the world. No one knows why. They just hope they won’t be next. The Powers that govern the lower choir angels have sent reinforcements as protection and Anna feels an inescapable pull to Legite Nathaniel Deror.
Legite Deror is strong, fierce and mysterious. He seems to have it in for Anna one second and the next he’s rescuing her. He makes her feel things she shouldn’t.
When Amalie’s boyfriend disappears, Amalie decides to search for him. This decision takes the group to the Dark World, the home of the fallen Archangel Lucifer, where they will encounter insurmountable trials and fight past a host of deadly enemies.
Where do loyalties lay?
She never planned for this. She never planned for him.


Devoted is an interesting take on Angels and how they protect the human race.

My likes:

  • The story has very likeable characters and they started off as your typical teenagers, even thought they are Angels, and developed nicely with each experience changing their behaviour and perspectives on life.
  • A good amount of sexual tension between Anna Nathaniel.
  • The descriptions of the surroundings I found to be very good, particularly on their adventures to the Dark World.
  • After the slow start, the story kept me turning the pages and I had to see how it ended.
  • Nice twists and turns, that surprised me and kept me guessing what will happen to these characters.

My dislikes:

  • The story starts off slow and it took a little time to get moving. Once it did the story was engaging and interesting.
  • The writing style I quite enjoyed but could do with a serious edit as there were a multitude of errors throughout the book. (I have noticed that there has been a revised addition added to Amazon, and these errors may have been corrected since this review was written.)

Overall, a decent read that leaves the story wide open for the next one. It didn’t wow me, but it did interest me and I’m keen to see where this story is heading.

3.5 stars!


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A-Z Survey


I have recently noticed this survey around the book blogging world and it looks like fun and so I decided it’s my turn! So, here we go:-

Author you’ve read the most books from:

L.J. Smith – I loved her series The Vampire Diaries, Secret Circle and Night World.

Best Sequel Ever:

Reflected in You by Sylvia Day – #2 in The Crossfire Series.

Currently Reading:

Kick the Candle by Genevieve Jack

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Cup of tea – white with one please. :-)

E-reader or Physical Book?

E-reader mostly. However I occasionally purchase physical books when it’s a book that I love.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Will from The Collective Series by Stacey Nash

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack

Hidden Gem Book:

Summoned by Rainy Kaye

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Reading the Harry Potter series. I wasn’t in a good place at the time I picked these up and I’m so glad that I did as it pulled me out of the ‘funk’ that I was in.

Just Finished:

Finding North by Rachel Dunning

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I’ll read almost anything if it sounds good. But books I will steer clear of a ones about religion and politics.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer – 754 pages

Major book hangover because of:

Bared to You by Sylvia Day – This book stayed with me for days afterwards. I had a terrible time trying to start a new book after this it was just that good.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

3 – Two of them are shelves and the other one I refer to as “The book box”.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Preferred Place To Read:

In bed when it’s quiet or on the lounge with a cuppa!

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Reading Regret:

Reading the last book of the Divergent series. I should have made up the ending in my own head rather than sitting though the disappointing last book; Allegiant.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

I’m not sure if all the books are out in this series but there are definitey several out already that I would like to read and that’s the Naive Mistakes series by Rachel Dunning.

Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Bared to you by Sylvia Day

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

The Crossfire series by Sylvia Day :-)

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Thoughtful by S.C. Stephens – This is Thoughtless but from Kellan’s point of view. He’s one of my favourite book boyfriends and I can wait to read his side of the story.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Buying more books when my Kindle and bookshelves are already overflowing.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Your latest book purchase:

Hollywood on Tap by Avery Flynn

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Hollywood on Tap by Avery Flynn

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Christmas Encouters – 7 Steamy Reads #XmasEncounters

Whether you enjoy naughty stories to fill your stocking, werewolf shifters, small town contemporary, cowboy ménage, or lesbian love—Christmas Encounters is sure to heat up your holiday! Celebrate the holidays with seven novellas from New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors.

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By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Shoshanna Evers

Available Now!

Until Tom can be sure their tumultuous relationship will last forever, he can’t give Holly what she really wants for Christmas—an engagement ring. Holly knows she’s naughty enough to get a lump of coal—but she never expected to be taught a lesson with raw ginger! From now on Holly should be on her best behavior…but with this sort of punishment, it’s more fun to be bad. This is a 45 page sexy novella



Wrong Holly

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Geri Foster

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Release Date: October 28th

Newspaper reporter, Holly Morgan, loves everything about Christmas. As a favor to a relative, she agrees to attend a holiday party with a mystery man who needs to hide his sexual preference.

Texas Senator Josh Griffin is in town for a fund-raiser and to shake a few hands. When his beautiful escort shows up, he’s more than intrigued. Until she confides the only reason she’s at the party is to help him hid the fact that he’s gay. Josh is determined to prove her wrong.
After a magical night together, Holly decides to show Mr. Humbug what he’s missing. Sparks fly when she throws out a challenge and he picks up the gauntlet. He will accept, but she has to participate. Now they both have something to prove.
Can the Christmas Spirit survive in a fearful heart? Will Holly show Josh that once a year miracles happen, or will they say good-bye forever?



Cowboys for Christmas

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Jan Springer

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Release Date: November 4th

Jennifer Jane Watson has spent the past ten Christmases in a maximum security prison. The last thing she expects is to get early parole along with a job on a secluded Canadian cattle ranch serving Christmas holiday dinners to three of the sexiest cowboys she’s ever met!

Rafe, Brady and Dan thought they were getting a couple of male ex-cons to help out around their secluded ranch. The last thing they expect is an attractive and very appealing woman fresh out of prison. In the snowbound wilds of Northern Ontario, female companionship is rare. It’s a good thing the three men like to share…

They’re dominating, sexy-as-sin and they fill JJ with the hottest ménage fantasies she’s ever had. Suddenly she’s craving Cowboys for Christmas and wishing for something she knows she can never have…a happily ever after.



Ski Slope Sparks

By Monique DuBois

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Release Date: November 11th


Jamie Fielding has been counting the days until her Christmas ski vacation. Unfortunately, when her cheating boyfriend cancels at the last minute, it looks as though she’ll be spending Christmas Eve alone. Instead, a bad case of altitude sickness lands her in the resort infirmary where she finds herself in the company of a sexy, charismatic doctor. After a passion-filled night in a cozy ski cabin, Jamie awakens in the arms of the best Christmas present ever…Dr. Wyatt Tremaine. Their newfound bond is threatened, however, when lovers from their pasts show up. Luckily, the magic of the season prevails, and soon Jamie and Wyatt are in each other’s arms again, experiencing the kind of sparks that are destined to light an enduring fire…and give them a Christmas to remember.



Unwrapping Annabell

By USA Today Bestselling Author Titania Ladley

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Release Date: November 18th

All Amish widow Annabell wants for Christmas is one week—just one—to experience the modern world before she remarries on Christmas. When she sneaks from her village and gets lost one blustery night, it’s an outsider woman who rescues her, one who awakens things inside Annabell she didn’t know existed.

Things she should never feel. Or do.
Suffering Scrooge syndrome after a recent breakup with her girlfriend, Nicole’s in no mood to bother with a half-frozen woman in Amish garb. Yet Nicole soon realizes Annabell’s a holiday gift, a beautiful, sexy one to be unwrapped and devoured.

But the two women have just seven days…one short week before Annabell walks out of Nicole’s life forever and marries a man.



Unwrapping Tess

By Krystal Shannan

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Release Date: November 25


Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister’s twenty-fifth birthday passes, she’d thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt’s pack might’ve been meant for her.

  • No. Such. Luck. -

Patrick O’Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother’s wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can’t think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

  • Best. Christmas. Ever. –



Make a Wish

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

A.C. James

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Release Date: December 2nd

~A humorous and heartwarming Christmas novella about following your heart, living your dreams, and a second chance at finding love.~
Clara Parker was a small town girl from Overlook, Nebraska who followed her dreams to the Big Apple.
On her way home for the holidays she encounters a strange man and finds herself in possession of a life changing book. Unexpected news from her sister, hilarious family gossip, and running into the boy who stole her heart force Clara to acknowledge the truth.

Successful restaurateur Luciano Ventura can’t forget the passionate first love of a high school sweetheart.
As the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events with the failing health of his father tear the young couple apart. A meddlesome sister helps these two former lovers discover undeniable truths about the choices that they’ve made. Who would have thought that tiramisu would lead to such a searing reunion!

But can he convince Clara that she can live her dreams and be with him too?


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 author info

About Shoshanna:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the NYT & USA Today bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Beauty and the Beast (from USA Today bestseller Wicked Hot Reads), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and How To Write Hot Sex.

Shoshanna is a New York native who now lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho. She welcomes emails from readers and writers, and loves to interact on Twitter and Facebook.

About Geri:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Geri Foster writes the action-packed Falcon Securities romance suspense series, and short, cute, sexy novellas.

About Jan:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Jan Springer writes full-time at her home nestled in Ontario, Canada’s picturesque cottage country. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, reading and writing.
She is a member of the Writers Union of Canada and The Romance Writers of America. She loves hearing from her readers.

About Monique:

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a boring, predictable life. I work at a low-paying job and have ho-hum missionary sex with my long-term boyfriend, who calls me “pear shaped” (and not in a good way). I’ve never been with more than one man or explored myself sexually. That’s for sexy, skinny girls. Girls with exciting lives. Girls I’m not.

When a series of events send my life into a tailspin, I find myself at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, locking eyes with a gorgeous, sexy stranger who sends my heart racing. Our first night together is one I’ll never forget. Or the next. Shockingly, he wants to pay me lots of money just to have me as his personal sex goddess. Best of all, he’s not the only one.

Soon, I’m discovering my sexuality for the first time, caught up in the exciting, glamorous world of high-class escorting. I’m also discovering myself: the independent, sexy, confident woman I was meant to be. Trouble is, I can’t give my body without giving my heart. I’m falling in love with more than one man, and they with me. I can’t choose just one . . . Or can I?

About Titania:

USA Today Bestselling Author Titania Ladley is a registered nurse and erotic romance author living in Iowa, USA. She is published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain, Red Sage, and Indie-published. Her erotic romance genres include menage, lesbian, gay, paranormal, historical, contemporary, vampire, light bondage BDSM, and many more.

About Krystal:

Krystal Shannan writes stories full of action, snark, magick, a little bit of humor, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

About A.C.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance and erotica, including Eternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. She pounds out sexy scenes at her keyboard where romance is laced with horror in hot stories of vampires and bad boy werewolves. Her stories feature strong heroines and alpha heroes, with plenty of action, twists, and turns that will keep you turning pages.

A.C. resides in northeast Pennsylvania where she entertains her husband with her imaginative yarns and quirky sense of humor. She spends her time drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew-up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.

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COYER 2014-2015 Reading Challenge #COYER


Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life and Fantasy Is More Fun are hosting COYER 2014-2015 Reading Challenge and I will be participating. Woohoo! I love this reading challenge and I hope to achieve some of the following goals this time around.  

My goals:

  • Read 10-20 books that have been sitting on my e-reader and review them
  • Participate in at least 1 read-a-thon
  • Visit 5 reviews per week that are on the linky
  • Join in activities in the COYER Facebook Group
  • Have fun and clean out my e-reader before I go and fill it back up again. ;-)

For details on how to join in this challenge click here, sign ups are open until January 25, 2015.

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Weekly Wrap Up & Blog News – 16 November 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap Up & Blog News for Sharon’s Book Nook!

Sunday post BB&B - blog roundup
I am taking part in the following memes which are sharing books that you’ve received and a blog roundup for the week gone by:
The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe.


It’s been a good week for reading this time in which I finished 4 books! Woohoo! Lets hope this week is just as productive.

Only the one book has come in this week for review and I look forward to reading that very soon.

I have signed up for COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reader) again which is hosted by Because Reading and Fantasy is More Fun. This time I hope to put a much bigger dent in my TBR pile than last time. How does that little yellow train mantra go again….giggle

Away from the blog; Christmas celebrations are starting to ramp up in my local area. We attended the first of the Christmas celebrations last Saturday at our local shopping centre. Felt weird hearing Christmas carols being sung so early in November but there were lots of treats and goodies for the kids to keep them happy and amused. Happy kids = one happy Mum! :-)

That’s all from me for now, I hope you’ve had a great week and I thank you for stopping by. Here’s what happened on my blog last week.


INCOMING BOOKS LAST WEEK (Images link to Amazon or Goodreads)

BOOKS READ IN THE LAST WEEK(Images link to Goodreads or Amazon)


  • Christmas Encounters Blog Tour
  • A-Z Book Survey
  • Devoted by Emery Skye- Review
  • Let’s Talk – Is chivalry dead?
  • Cover Reveal for Kate L Mary – Author
  • Saturday Sweet Treat

I’m so pleased that you could stop by, how was your week?blog roundup

I love receiving comments and I respond to everyone. Have a great day!

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Miles from Home by Ava Bell – Cover Reveal

10807092_1482344182047672_465692260_n Title: Miles from Home
Author: Ava Bell
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: January 2015 


Six months after the death of her mother, Twenty-one-year-old Maggie Taylor is just trying to get through each day when she’s offered a coveted spot at a prestigious dance school in New York City. Knowing her father will not approve, she packs her car and sets out on a road trip that will leave her forever changed.

Twenty-one-year-old Sam Austin is tired of being stuck in a small town. Forced to deal with his father’s alcoholism since his mother left eleven years ago, Sam has only ever found solace in music and frequent one-night-stands. When Sam is presented with the opportunity to move to Chicago, he leaps at the chance, and leaves town with only his backpack and guitar.

When Sam and Maggie arrive in the small Midwestern town of Hermann, Missouri, they are forced to share the only room available . What starts as a simple inconvenience soon turns into a weekend of passion. A passion that will burn until they are reunited years later by a terrible tragedy.


author info
Ava Bell is a new author writing her first book – Miles from Home.
You can find Ava on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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