She Sees Ghosts Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

Publication Date: October 29, 2020
Outskirts Press
Paperback & eBook; 270 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

A blazing fire killed her family and devoured her home. A vengeful demon haunted her. Ghosts of the Revolutionary War needed help that only she could provide. A young woman languished, desperate to survive, and teetered on the edge of sanity.

Mehitable grew up in a freshly tamed town, carved from the primeval forest. Family, friends, and working at the mercantile filled her days and warmed her heart. For Mehitable, life was simple and safe, until tragedy struck. When her family perished in their burning home, she retreated into a world of her own making.

As a young girl, she had seen glimmers, glimpses, and flickers of the spirit world. She closed her eyes. She turned her back. She ignored the apparitions that she never spoke of, desperately hoping they would leave her in peace. She was mistaken.

Grief-stricken, Mehitable withdrew from the human world. Ghosts were everywhere. They became bolder. She could no longer turn her back on the spirit world. Her friends feared for her survival. Nobody understood her. She would have to find her own way.

Fans of TVís Ghost Whisperer and Long Island Medium will especially love She Sees Ghosts. This historical novel features memorable characters and delivers bone-tingling, spine chilling goosebumps. It stands on its own and it is the next installment in the Adirondack Spirit Series by the award-winning author of Wanders Far-An Unlikely Heroís Journey. David Fitz-Gerald delivers a historical novel with a bittersweet ending that you wonít see coming.

Would she save the spiritsí souls, or would they save her? Only time would tell.

Available on Amazon

Review

Ghost story time! What can I say, I’m in a mood. Well, when aren’t I in a ghostie mood? But this book just PULLED you in! It was so interesting and mesmerizing and I couldn’t look away. Subject matter aside even, since it’s one of my favorite genres. Plus I’m just obsessed with the setting and time period this story takes place in.

I like my ghost stories a little twisted and a little historical. I feel like that gothic aspect added to ghosts really makes them spookier in a sense. And setting aside I loved our main character. She was just one of those characters you’re instantly drawn to and it made the plot that much more substantial.

Honestly, what else do I say? I mean I just can’t gush enough about this one. It’s just so good and there’s really not much else that needs to be said. The characters, setting, and plot just all weave together perfectly and it’s just such a perfect story.

About the Author

David Fitz-Gerald writes fiction that is grounded in history and soars with the spirits. If youíre looking for the atheist activist author by the same name, keep lookingóthis book is definitely not for you! After a chaotic day as a business person, Dave enjoys getting lost in the settings he imagines and spending time with the characters he creates. Writing historical fiction is like making paintings of the past. He loves to weave fact and fiction together, stirring in action, adventure, romance, and a heavy dose of the supernatural with the hope of transporting the reader to another time and place. He is an Adirondack 46-er, which means that he has hiked all of the highest peaks in New York State, so it should not be surprising when Dave attempts to glorify hikers as swashbuckling superheroes in his writing. She Sees Ghosts-A Story of a Woman Who Rescues Lost Souls is the next installment in the Adirondack Spirit Series.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 7
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews
Excerpt at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, December 8
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Wednesday, December 9
Feature at I’m Into Books
Interview at Books & Benches

Thursday, December 10
Review at Historical Fiction Reviews

Friday, December 11
Review at YA, It’s Lit

Monday, December 14
Review at Books and Zebras

Tuesday, December 15
Review at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, December 16
Review at Older & Smarter

Friday, December 18
Excerpt at A Darn Good Read

Saturday, December 19
Review at Reading is My Remedy

Tuesday, December 22
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink

Wednesday, December 23
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Review at Jessica Belmont

Giveaways

One lucky reader will win the Grand Prize Giveaway which includes a candle, Coffee Mug, chocolates and a signed copy of She Sees Ghosts!

Other Giveaways:

1 Coffee Mug
3 Paperbacks
5 eBooks

The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on December 26th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

She Sees Ghosts

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Thicket Review

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About the Book

Sidney’s cursed. Two ghostly men stand before her. Choosing one will send the other to oblivion, but choosing neither will cause generations to suffer. . . .

Sidney died.
The end?
Oh, but this is a fairy tale, and the heroine can’t really die . . . can she?

Having been brought back to life by the Golden Dawn Coven, Sidney has vowed to turn from her succubus ways and end her incubus father, freeing herself to finally end the curse on her own terms. It would be so much easier, though, if her succubus side wasn’t constantly trying to make her kiss everyone. Along with the two ghosts from the curse, a beautiful pink-haired witch is after Sidney’s heart.

But things are changing . . . the coven has informed Sidney that because of her role in the curse she’s going to become an Apt—a messenger of the gods imbued with godly powers. She’ll be godly if she can defeat her demon side. This would be great news if it wasn’t tied to a ghastly vision of her own death at the hand of the incubus. Here’s hoping that visions can be wrong. . . .

In order to take hold of her destiny, Sidney is charged with exploring the Thicket—an otherworldly holding place for Reginald and Dorian, the ghosts attached to the curse. But Sidney’s been warned: she could go crazy or get lost in the Thicket if she’s not careful. It’s a chance that Sidney has to take as the witches’ visions have shown that the Thicket holds the answer—not only to ending Sidney’s incubus father but maybe even to ending the curse without destroying either ghost.

Thicket is the fast-paced, heart-pounding ending to the Brambles Series, sure to leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

Are you ready for the end?

Review

Wow what a series and what a ride! There were twists and turns and ups and downs and everything in between throughout these three books and I really just enjoyed reading them. And this series was the perfect length for the story, even if I could always use more to any story. But Thicket was a great ending to an amazing trilogy!

I’m always a little iffy with fairy tale retellings because, quite honestly, I feel like they’ve become TOO popular and there isn’t enough variation in all of the retellings. BUT, I’m really glad I took a chance on this series because it was just so DIFFERENT. Plus it’s a retelling of my favorite fairy tale so that helps. But it really stands out and has those classic elements without being a straight up modernized version of the fairy tale. This series is its own story and I love it for that. And each of the books just continued to build on this world until we got to this explosive finale.

These books are also just really fun and quick reads. PLUS now that the entire series is out you can have all of them ready and just binge them all at once! Each of the books provides something different and I found Thicket particularly interesting in its complexity.

About the Author

A little about me: I’m an author, lover of creepy-cute things (you know sparkly skulls and black unicorns and candles that melt and show skeletons), and an all around weirdo. I’m the happiest when playing with my kitties or exploring a haunted cemetery. I love YA books. If I could, I would live in one. Just not The Hunger Games. I want to live!! 

I’ve just finished the Brambles Series and am working on a dystopian series that will release late 2020/early 2021. It’s super dark and I’m super excited.

*I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review*

Mind Riot Review

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About the Book

Salem Scott has one goal for his post-junior year summer vacation—carefree days spent jamming with his band. Too bad those plans are about to crash and burn, right into the side of his crush’s house. Now, he’s on the hook for the repairs, and instead of playing with his band, he’s stuck volunteering in a private mental institution.

Armed with an ugly yellow sweater and BFF Jace, Salem braves his new job. But getting up close and personal with the patients forces him to confront demons he’s not ready to face. And when the band kicks him to the curb for missing rehearsals, he’s left teetering on the brink. Only, he understands this darkness better now, and accepting it as part of him lets him see he’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. He’ll form a new band, with the hospital’s motley crew of characters.

His job just turned into the greatest summer of all time.

Hopeful and fun, Mind Riot explores the angst of being painfully hipster in small-town America, the pain of functional depression, and what happens when kids who are “too cool for feels” are dropped into a reality where emotions are too loud to ignore.

Review

This is just the type of young adult book that sticks with me for years to come. It is both an in your face and vibrant story but also a quiet one where the little details creep up on you. It reminded me of those classic character driven YA stories that I always love but with a modern twist. Plus there is a sharp witty humor riddled throughout!

Now, while I love world building I also love a story with some solid character driven plot. And this book is beyond successful with this! All of the characters are that special combination of funny and realistic that makes it so you can’t help but fall in love with them. And because of how much you adore them you won’t want to let them go. So this is definitely also a binge worth book.

There are some books that just age so well and you hear people talking about them for years to come. I could see Mind Riot easily becoming one of them. It’s a timeless story that many people can relate to and just enjoy. It’s just got that special cast of characters you will instantly take to and adore.

About the Author

Ken Bagnis is an accomplished musician and practicing psychotherapist. He has been crafting stories and singing for rock-n roll bands since his early youth in Cleveland, Ohio. Musical success took the form of tens of records sold, supported by a North American tour in a filthy Econoline van which lasted several years. Ken shares at least four eerie connections with Hawaiian entertainer, Don Ho including a number one record on the island of Oahu for two straight weeks. When the tour ended on super sunny Christmas in Los Angeles, Ken vowed he would never drive in the snow again. Wandering down a side street lit by the Gazzarri’s parking lot, he contemplated starting a new life as close as possible to the Sunset Strip. With the fortuitousness which always surprises one in retrospect, he collided with the girl of his dreams. The marriage survives but Gazzarri’s has not.

Ken lives in Pasadena, California with his wife, two tireless children and two increasingly invisible cats. Seconds after the kids fall asleep, the pair boldly appear like a scene from Lady and the Tramp. When he is not writing books, Ken still enjoys writing songs and playing 80’s rock ballads on his acoustic guitar, which always sound best when his wife sings a perfect harmony over the chorus.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

The Summoned Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt, & Author Interview

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Author: McKayla Eaton

Narrator: Becci Martin

Length: 6 hours 17 minutes

Series: The Demon Summoner Trilogy, Book 1

Publisher: McKayla Eaton

Released: Jun. 18, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

Continue reading “The Summoned Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt, & Author Interview”

Red Noise Review

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About the Book

Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down.

When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with gangs and crooked cops. Faced with either taking sides or cleaning out the Augean Stables, she breaks out the flamethrower.

Review

Have I sorely been lacking in the space opera reads lately? Yes, yes I have. Has this book reignited my love of all things spacey reads? Yes, yes it has. I can’t believe I had forgotten just how good a book based in space can be, you know, if done right, but Red Noise sure hit the spot that I didn’t know needed filling (which I feel like I’ve been saying a lot this year and is making me have an existential crisis when I realize how niche my reading had become).

This book is a gritty and Western feeling story with some added samurai stylization in space. So, you know, like all the good things in life rolled into one. And on top of the story flows so well and we don’t have to deal with being told the story, it just sort of comes as you read. And what I love most is that while our mc is a woman, she’s not your typical damsel in distress. She’s rough and uncouth and all the other “tom-boyish” characteristics that I love to see shared in stories.

Since we’re coming up on spooky season I’ve been enjoying more gritty and darker reads lately and this one was the perfect sci-fi addition to my season of spook reads. Be prepared for some twists and some darker themes the deeper you get into this story. And saddle up for a fun and amazing read!

About the Author

John P. Murphy is a speculative fiction writer and engineer. His short work includes science fiction and mysteries, and his 2016 novella The Liar was nominated for a Nebula Award. He has a PhD in engineering, drinks a lot of coffee, and lives in New Hampshire.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire Review

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About the Book

An ex-Spitfire pilot is dragged into a race against a shadowy government agency to unlock the secrets of the lost empire of Atlantis…

In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire – to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But what will she have to sacrifice to save the world? 

Review

Ok, I told myself a while back to stop talking about how much I love the covers of books in my reviews but I just cant hold back with this one! I mean, LOOK AT IT! It gives me all of the Indiana Jones and Mummy classic movie poster feels and I’m just so in love with it. It’s just one of those covers where I took one look at it and decided that I HAD to read the book. And then as soon as I started reading the book I instantly connected with the author because of his snarky dedication. I mean it’s just something that I could see myself telling my own mother, especially the last line: “This book is your fault.”

So yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed this book to say the least. I will however admit that it did take me a few chapters to get into the story. It was honestly a bit more gritty than I expected going into it. And while I really liked that aspect, it took me aback and that is why I had to adjust my brain to the book. But once I did this I couldn’t stop reading as I fell into the adventures that ensued.

Now, archeological based adventure stories hold a very dear place in my heart. But I (sadly) feel as if they have fallen out of popularity recently, so I was beyond happy to see this new piece out in the market. And like I’ve said before: I loved this book from the moment I set eyes on it. So I hope that Captain Moxley can be the catalyst for more stories like these. Because I think we all could use a bit of adventure right about now!

About the Author

Hi, I’m Dan, and I write books about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, usually involving archaeology, mythology, sarcastic quips, and a little bit of travelling between worlds.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Phantoms Mask Review

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About the Book

Cato and his lab-family had a difficult choice to make—stay in Phantom Heights as mercenaries to protect the very humans who betrayed him once before, or cross the Rip into Avilésor where Azar lurks in his dark fortress. Neither Realm is safe, and no matter where they go, they’ll be fugitives.

Cato thought he was ready to forget his past. But he has questions that need to be answered before he can truly move on. He can’t remember the accident that turned him into a half-breed, only a mysterious flash of green light. And his blood-family’s betrayal still haunts him. What did Agent Kovak tell his mother to make her disown him? And how did she explain his disappearance? Unraveling the twisted web of secrets and lies could put his lab-family in even more danger . . .

. . . and the only person in Phantom Heights who suspects his escape is desperate to make sure the truth stays buried.

Review

AH! This book picks right back up in the story and brings back all the beloved characters from the first book. And just like with A Fallen Hero, this book is packed to the brim with action! There’s just so much that happens and your mind will be blown with every page turned.

The best part of this book is the continued development of the characters and the world. I’m a sucker for good world building, but this one definitely gave us BOTH with the amazing characters riddled throughout. There is so much thought put into each and every detail that I’m honestly so excited to reread this series and see what I might’ve missed the first time through.

And the last thing I want to mention is that this series deserves so much praise! I really hope that these books take off because they contain such an amazing and unique story. It’s far from cookie cutter and there’s just so many different things done well for you to fall in love with.

About the Author

Sara A. Noë is an award-winning author, artist, and photographer. She has had poetry, short fiction, and memoir works featured in various anthologies and journals since 2005, and her poetry is now available in the Indiana Poetry Archives. Notable art achievements include her photograph “Aftermath” published on the cover of Voices Literary Journal in 2018, photograph “Spiraling” awarded Best Still Life in a 2019 juried gallery exhibit, and charcoal artwork “The Raven” displayed on a streetlight banner in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, Indiana.

A Fallen Hero, the first novel in the Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms series, was published in 2018 and has been critically acclaimed by NAM Editorial, The Prairies Book Review, Literary Titan, and Chronicle Focus Editorial, among others. The novel made book reviewer Lauren Gantt’s list of Top 10 Favorite Books of 2019 and won the Literary Titan Gold Book Award in 2020.

As an artist, Sara creates her own covers and graphics. The series sequel, Phantom’s Mask, is now available.

Sara lives in a little cottage with her calico cat, Calypso, who has a fondness for chewing pens and being as loud and sassy as possible.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

A Flame Through Eternity Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

A Flame Through Eternity by Anna Belfrage
Publication Date: December 2, 2019
Timelight Press

Series: The Wanderer, Book Three
Genre: Historical Fiction

It started 3,000 years ago. It ends now. Who survives the final confrontation?

According to Helle Madsen, being the protagonist of a time-spanning epic love story has some things going for it, primarily Jason Morris. Because seriously, meeting up with your fated lover after 3 000 years apart is not bad at all. Unfortunately, where Jason goes, there goes Sam Woolf, yet another very, very ancient acquaintance with the fundamental difference that Sam is not into Happily Ever After. He’s into destruction, more specifically of Jason and Helle.

Helle may believe in second-chance love, but she sure doesn’t believe in reincarnation. Okay, she didn’t believe in stuff like that until she met Jason Morris a year or so ago. By now, she has accepted that sometimes impossible things are quite, quite possible like an ancient princess being reborn as an ambitious financial analyst.

Finding Jason was like finding the part of her that had always been missing a perfect match. But handling Sam Woolf, the reborn version of their ancient nemesis is something of a trial. No sooner do you have him well and surely beat, but up he bounces again. Sheesh, will it take an oak stake to permanently rid their lives of him?

Sam Woolf is a powerful adversary. Too powerful, even. Jason and Helle will need help from unexpected quarters to finally bring this tangled, ancient love-and-hate triangle to some sort of conclusion. Question is, will they survive the experience?

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Review

This series is perfect for all you fans of time travel and soulmates. I feel like the whole soulmate trend in books died a while ago, so I am happy to start seeing it again. I miss those stories on star crossed lovers destined to meet over and over and over again but never really seem to get that happy ending. Plus combining the fantasy elements with some intense romance is always a key factor in a great read.

I definitely recommend you read the other books in the series first. I walked into this book not having read them, and while I was able to follow the story and enjoy it I know that I would have had a completely different experience if I had read the others first. There were some parts of the story where it seemed to lull, but I am excited to see how this differs when I read all of the books in order.

Overall this story was wonderfully unique and it had a lot of elements that I’ve been missing from stories. This was definitely a wonderful ending and I look forward to reading more from Belfrage.

About the Author

Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with three absorbing interests: history and writing.

Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th†century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th†century England. (Medieval knight was also high on Anna’s list of potential professions. Yet another disappointment.)

With Jason and Helle, Anna has stepped out of her historical comfort zone and has loved doing so.

Find out more about Anna by visiting her website,†www.annabelfrage.com, You can also connect with Anna on†Facebook,†Twitter,†Amazon, and†Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 6
Review at Books and Zebras

Wednesday, July 8
Feature at Donna’s Book Blog

Friday, July 10
Review at YA, It’s Lit
Excerpt at Carole’s Ramblings

Monday, July 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, July 15
Excerpt at The Lit Bitch

Friday, July 17
Review at andreajanel_reads

Monday, July 20
Review at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, July 22
Excerpt at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals

Friday, July 24
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Monday, July 27
Review at The Book Junkie Reads

Tuesday, July 28
Feature at What Is That Book About

Friday, July 31
Review at Cover To Cover Cafe

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 2 paperback copies of A Flame Through Eternity! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on July 31st. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

A Flame Through Eternity

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Twenty Guys You Date in Your Twenties Tour – Review

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About the Book

A bitingly funny field guide to modern love from the woman who’s dated them all. 

Through highly relatable anecdotes from a decade of dating, Twenty Guys You Date in Your Twenties dives into the joys, frustrations, and hilarity of swiping right on relationships. 

After a world-shattering breakup in her early twenties, comedian Gabi Conti logged thousands of hours on dating apps, conducting research and gathering intel on our behalf. Real and relatable, this dating guide is laugh-out-loud funny without being prescriptive or cynical.

• Each chapter focuses on a different type of guy and offers advice on how to deal, from The Guy Who’s Great on Paper to The Guy Who Texts “sup” at 2 a.m.
• Includes charts, quizzes, and “Boy Bingo”
• Captures the frustrations, heartache, and hilarity of Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, and all other online dating apps

For the modern, app-using woman, this hilarious dating guide profiles 20 stereotypical men, from their physical appearance and dating style to red flags, tips, and success stories.

Filled with charts and quizzes, hysterical anecdotes, and helpful insight from therapists and dating coaches, these pages offer advice and humor in equal measure.

• Offers sincere advice to cope with dating app horror stories
• Great for fans of How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson, Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating by Alexandra Tweten and HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship) by Emily Axford and Brian Murphy

Review

Ok, can I start off by just pointing out how cute this book is? It’s seriously one of the cutest books ever! And it’s really unique, it’s a paperback but also formatted like a hardcover (flaps and everything!). And the subject is just so perfect. Plus the book is formatted in a such a fun way! It’s not just a reading experience, but you also get to interact with the stories and even take quizzes as you read!

As a twenty something year old this book was the perfect read! The book had a lot of things that I could easily relate to, given my poor choice in previous relationships, as well as many things that made me want to take note of. I also really just loved how this book was set up. I always get really excited when I can interact in some way with a book. I don’t know, it just makes me happy and it’s just so fun!

The only thing I would like to point out (and I’ve seen some other reviewers mention this) is that I’m not sure how this book would work as an ebook. This is definitely one you’d want on your shelf and I think it just works better as a physical book. The quizzes and graphics and all of the fun things are something that you’ll want to not only see in color but to hold on to!

About the Author

GABI CONTI went on ten thousand hours’ worth of dates in her twenties and thirties dates in three days in her thirties (yes you read that right). Gabi’s musings about dating have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Hello Giggles, Elite Daily, andPOPSUGAR. She has appeared on Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, Doctors, 97.1 AMP Radio, Daily Mail TV, The Elite Daily Show, Hollywire and Brother HQ. She performs storytelling and stand-up all over Los Angeles.

Tour Schedule

June 18th  -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

June 18th – Shut Up N Read https://instagram.com/shutupnread 

June 19th – Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook

June 20th – Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews 

June 22nd  – Sho Biz Reads https://instagram.com/shobizreads

June 23rd -Scared Straight Reads https://instagram.com/scaredstraightreads

June 24th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession

June 26th – Well Read Traveler https://instagram.com/wellreadtraveler 

June 28th – Tea Cup and a Book https://instagram.com/teacupandabook

June 29th – Books With Bethany https://instagram.com/books_with_bethany

July 1st – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

July 2nd  – Ya It’s Lit  https://instagram.com/ya.its.lit

July 5th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie 

July 7th – Read A Lot Write A Lot https://instagram.com/readalotwritealot 

July 8th – Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus 

July 9th – The Unwined Book Club https://instagram.com/the_unwined 

July 10th –Audio Killed The Bookmark –  https://instagram.com/beritaudiokilledthebookmark

July 13th – DB Reads https://instagram.com/db.reads

July 14th – Momfluenster https://instagram.com/momfluenster

July 16th – Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com

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July 17th – 2 Babes And A Bookshelf https://instagram.com/2babesandabookshelf

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Neighbors and Favors Tour – Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway

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★★  Neighbors and Favors by Kate Davis is LIVE! ★★

New apartments should come with a trial period…

I’ve just signed a two-year lease on an apartment I can barely afford.
My job hit a brick wall so I need the place to be perfect to help me get my life back on track. But the first night in, and I already know my neighbor isn’t going to make it easy on me.

Tall, sexy, irresistible (and did I mention the British accent?), Shane Logan likes his nightly activities…a lot. I can hear everything through the paper-thin walls. I’m about to tell him that in not-so-friendly terms when I realize he isn’t just sexy, he’s also friendly and eager to be of help.
Maybe having a neighbor like him isn’t such a bad idea.
I’m a writer in desperate need of inspiration. Shane so happens to turn into mine. With a deadline approaching fast, his offer to do me a favor turns into two and three. Before I know it, he’s forced his way into my life with the tenacity of a whirlwind.

I can deal with the fact that he’s far too loud and far too sexy. But when my dog likes him more than me, I start to get a little suspicious. Soon it becomes clear Shane Logan has secrets.
Plunged into the suspicions surrounding my neighbor, suddenly the only thing I can be sure of is that Shane is fiercely determined to hide the truth about himself.

Remember when I said the lease should have come with a warning?
Well, mine should also have come with a big, red, flashing signal.

Author’s note – Neighbors and Favors is a full-length romantic comedy with no cliffhanger. 
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Review

This was such a cute and fun read, something that I think a lot of us need right about now. I’ve been reading quite a few romance books this year and I’m really sad that it took me so long to get into the genre. And I do have to say that romcoms are my favorite sub genre out of all of romance. What can I say? I like to laugh when I read. Plus I’ve always been a sucker for romcom movies.

Now I, like some other reviewers, didn’t realize that this was a religious book until I started to read it. But it worked in this story and while it’s not my most sought after genre I don’t mine reading it every now and then. There was also some mystery thrown into the story revolving around Shane, which is always a plus when regarding tall and handsome characters. You know, to give him some intrigue and depth.

I found the characters really endearing and I was just thoroughly amused with all of their antics. And honestly, I know it’s a good book when I’m laughing out loud repeatedly throughout the story. Overall this was just the light hearted type of read I’ve been needing lately and I think that a lot of people will really enjoy the book!



EXCERPT


“Well, hello, neighbor.”
I stare at the six-foot-three British guy, taking in his lopsided grin and the cleaning gloves and garbage bags in his hands. He’s wearing a white, snug T-shirt and jeans that hang low on his hips—nothing remarkable, really, but for some reason, he looks like he’s stepped straight out of a fragrance advertisement—you know, the expensive kind.
And for some reason, the realization annoys the heck out of me. No one looks so good in the middle of the night. I know I certainly don’t.
“What do you want?” I squeeze through gritted teeth. My good manners have apparently deserted me.
“Ah, now that’s neighborly friendliness if I ever saw some.” His lips stretch into a stunning smile with perfect, white teeth and two little dimples.
I suck in my breath as another wave of annoyance hits me.
Dimples.
Does he have to have a perfect pair of those?
I mean, why toss him a good thing or two from the genes pool when he can win the whole darn lottery?
I bet his personality sucks.
Apparently, Sammy doesn’t think so because she’s instantly stopped her barking and is now making those tiny wailing sounds that signal elation and are usually reserved for her best friends.
Aka me.
“Like I said, what do you want?” I really want to slam the door in the guy’s face but that goes against everything I stand for. So, I take a deep breath and begin my inner chant.
Patience. Forbearance. I treat my neighbor as I want to be treated.
“Anyone ever told you not to open the door to strangers when they come knocking in the middle of the night?” The guy’s grin widens.




AUTHOR INFO

Kate Davis is a real-life coffee lover with her very own Pomeranian who was her biggest inspiration for this book. Yes, Sammy is real and her favorite command is “cheese.” In fact, it might just be the only command she obeys. Kate loves to play matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where her bold heroines have endearing flaws, the men are fierce and protective, the world isn’t always a safe place, and chivalry is alive and thriving! You can visit both Kate and Sammy online at katedavisauthor.blogspot.com or connect with her on Facebook. 
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