Scar Tissue by MC Domovitch

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Scar Tissue by MC Domovitch was a book that had me hooked from the first page right up until the end. I loved that this book was an easy read because I have had several books lately that have been hard for me to get through and I love that this book wasn’t like that for me. This book had a larger font in it, and I loved that because at times I can’t read if he font in a book is too small because of how the MS affects my eyes. This book kept me reading because I got so wrapped up in the characters and what was going on with them. I think I loved this book because parts of it have to do with a serial killer, and I love watching and reading things about serial killers. This is the type of book that I will choose if I can pick out a book to read, so I love when I get to review books that I would pick out to read myself. I can’t say enough great things about this book and the author. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I can’t wait to check out other books by her. If you love mystery/thriller books than I know you will like this book just as much as did.
Scar Tissue by MC Domovitch

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When successful model Ciara Kelly wakes up in hospital, remembering nothing of the weeks she has been missing, her only clues are the ugly words carved into her skin. According to the police she was a victim of the Cutter, a serial killer who has already murdered three women. For her protection the police and her doctors give a press conference, announcing that because her amnesia is organically caused, her memory loss is permanent. But, whether her memory returns or not is anybody’s guess. 
Overnight, Ciara’s glamorous life is gone. Her scars have killed both her modelling career and her relationship with her rich boyfriend. With nothing to keep her in New York, she returns to her home town of Seattle, moves in with her sister and goes about building a new life. But when her sister lets it slip that Ciara’s memory is returning, the killer comes after her again. If Ciara is to stay alive, she must keep one step ahead of the Cutter. 

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About The Author

MC Domovitch is the author of nine novels. She is hard at work on her tenth, Seeing Evil, due out in Fall of 2016.
She lives with her physician husband and their two dogs, dividing their time between homes in Canada and the Florida Keys.

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The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd by Holly Kerr

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The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd by Holly Kerr was and interesting book.  When I first started it I was super confused and wondered if this was part of a series.  After I looked into it I couldn’t see that it was so I just stuck with it and once I got to chapter 7 I had figured out enough that I wanted to keep reading the book.  Once I was into the book I didn’t want to stop reading it because it was a fast moving book and I loved the whole concept of the book.  This was a super easy book to read and it went super fast for me as well.  I found the concept of this book pretty unique which I also enjoyed because books tend to be pretty similar and I love when I find a book that isn’t like other books.  If you love mystery books I would recommend this book to you.  I also say give it a little bit of time to get into it and for it to start to make sense before you give up on it because I am glad that I gave it the time.

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List Price: $14.99
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
398 pages
Three Birds Press
ISBN-13: 978-0994993434
ISBN-10: 0994993439
BISAC: Fiction / Action & Adventure

Charlotte Dodd is having a very bad day.

After taking an experimental drug to erase her memories of saving the world (or at least the country – several times) Charlotte is given a new life – a quiet, unassuming job, a second chance at love with Luke, and no one trying to kill her.

Two years later and with no recollection of saving the world, she steps in to help a random stranger and is amazed at the ease in which she dispatches her opponents using a rolled-up magazine. But how is that possible? She has Buffy-like fight moves, fires a gun with deadly accuracy and can use the air from car tires to keep breathing underwater.

When she meets Ham – why is he so familiar? The flashes, the déjà vu, the dreams – they’re not really dreams? Blowing up a building in Mexico, being buried alive – those things really happened to her? And what is her brother doing flying a plane? Turns out those two years of quiet with Luke was really an undercover mission to help bring down a secret organization targeting her family.

Charlotte needs to remember her secret life if she wants to save the world again and the only man she’s ever loved.

Holly Kerr

About The Author

Holly Kerr writes chick-lit with the sole purpose of showing the world there is more to the genre than pretty shoes and brooding heroes.
Except for J.B in Unexpecting. He can be kind of broody.
When she’s not writing, Holly spends time with her kids, watching Star Wars and super hero movies and training for this marathon she signed up for.
Find out more at www.hollykerr.ca

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A Jingle Valley Wedding by Martha Reynolds

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A Jingle Valley Wedding by Martha Reynolds was an okay book.  I enjoyed this book but at times I thought things were rushed and at other times I felt like they could have cut out other parts of the story. Even with that being said though I still truly enjoyed this author’s style of writing.   I really enjoyed all the characters in this book. I wasn’t a huge fan of Thomas throughout most of the book but I figured from the start that I wouldn’t really like him. I think Julie was my favorite character because I love when books have strong females as the main characters. I haven’t heard of this author before and I love when I find new authors to read because I am always on the lookout for new authors to add too my list of authors I want to read more of their work. If you love chick lit than I would for sure recommend this book to you. I think it is a book that is pretty universal and something that most people would enjoy to read.

A Jingle Valley Wedding by Martha Reynolds

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New York executive Julie Tate knows what it takes to win in the financial world, but her big-city success could never prepare her for her latest career move. When her brother abandons the failing family farm, Julie hopes its salvation lies in transforming it into western Massachusetts’s newest premier wedding venue. With her social-savvy friend Freddy in her corner, Julie feels infallible.

But as their bank account dwindles and one obstacle after another crops up, the business partners wonder if their venture is doomed for failure before the first bride walks down the aisle. Maybe the best way to succeed in a business based on romance is to find one.

Martha Reynolds

About The Author

After ending an accomplished career as a fraud investigator, I began writing full time in 2011.

I am the author of six novels, including the bestsellers CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST, BITS OF BROKEN GLASS, and BEST SELLER.

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Starting From Lost by SK Wills

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Starting From Lost by SK Wills surprised me because I didn’t think I would like it but I ended up loving it.  I didn’t know if I would like  Hannah when the book started because she didn’t seem like someone that I would get along with.  But once I was a few chapters into the book I began to like her.  She has the kind of personality that bother me, but they usually end up growing on me.  I felt bad for Hannah and what happened to before the book started and I love watching, and she moved on and learned more about herself and life.  In the end, I fell in love with the characters and this authors style of writing.  I can’t wait to read another book by this author and I am sure that almost everyone would end up loving this book like I did.

Starting From Lost by SK Wills

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Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice?

Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss’s personal assistant. The last thing her predictable life needs is to collide with the boy responsible for breaking her heart, or the twist of fate that sends a sexy new neighbor to awaken feelings she’s long since put to bed.

Alex Sorrento doesn’t have any room in his life for another pet project. He’s already put aside his career and his personal dreams to follow his half-sister Mackenzie to the big city. Lost in the guilt over the events that nearly took her life, he feels he owes her that much. When Mackenzie befriends the new girl on the second floor, Alex finds himself defenseless against the sizzling chemistry between them and the sadness in her eyes. Can he protect Hannah from her ex without losing his heart?

In this turbulent journey about self-discovery, forgiveness, and love, some second chances aren’t worth taking, but others have their own rewards.

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S.K. Wills grew up with reading in her blood; a favorite pastime passed down thanks to her two beautiful grandmas. Wanting to inspire others, like good books inspire her, she added “write a romance novel” to her bucket list, and ultimately, checked it off. Writing makes her soul happy, and since she’s now hooked on story-crafting, she’s decided to stick with it for as long as it will have her. S.K. lives in Southeastern Michigan, and juggles expertly (or so she thinks!) also being a passionate marketer and entrepreneur helping other authors reach their writing dreams. She fuels her insatiable dream-chasing with what some would consider an unhealthy amount of coffee, and she wouldn’t have her crazy busy life any other way. To learn more, visit her at:http://skwills.com/

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Killing Me Softly by Kathryn R Biel

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Killing Me Softly by Kathryn R Biel was a good book it just wasn’t one of my favorites.  I am not sure what I didn’t like about this book because it was written well and I did like Sadie right from the start.  I think one thing I didn’t like was how Sadie over analyzed the people dying and blaming herself for their deaths.   I really didn’t like her boyfriend at the start of the book right from the start and if I am being honest I wasn’t sad when he got killed.  He bugged me and I knew that Sadie deserved someone 100% better than him.  I did feel at times like some parts of the book were drug out too long and maybe some of Sadies thoughts that she had could have been cut out or shortened.  This was an okay book and I am sure if you like chick lit then you might enjoy this book and you should check it out.

Killing Me Softly by Kathryn R Biel

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Sadie Perkins has a sixth sense about things—especially people dying. Her clairvoyance has never bothered her until she starts to believe that her visions are causing the deaths of those around her. After her latest relationship ends … badly … Sadie swears off love for good. While searching for an uncomplicated life, Sadie finds her hands full not only with a home renovation project but with defending herself against suspicion of murder. There’s a fine line between predicting someone’s death and causing it. Has Sadie finally crossed that line?
Enter contractor Max Schultz, who is not only good at working on houses, but he’s good at working on Sadie too. Much to Max’s dismay, as he’s trying to win Sadie’s heart, he finds Sadie’s first love, Henry Fitzsimmons, is back in the picture, snooping around.
Sadie doesn’t know which way to turn or who to trust, including herself. Can Sadie clear her name and open her heart all at the same time?

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About The Author

Kathryn Biel hails from Upstate New York, and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful, but exhausting kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her client’s needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can also be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather.

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Still Counting by Phil Fragasso

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Still Counting by Phil Fragasso was an interesting book.  I say that because I think this is the first chick lit book that I have ever read that is written by a man.  It was a fun change from the other chick lit books that I have read.  I love getting the males view on everything that was going on and I felt like this book is probably more accurate than some chick lit books that are written by females.  I spent the entire book interested in what was going on because I loved getting to read what males may be thinking when they are dating and are in relationships.  One part that made me sad was in the first chapter when he has to put down Casey, his dog because I too just had to put down my cat so I can understand how that would make him feel.  I felt like Adam was someone I would get along with in the real world so that always makes for a good book as well.  If you love chick lit and are looking for something a little bit different than I would for sure, tell you to check this book out because I know you will love it.

 

Still Counting by Phil Fragasso

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Adam Donatello and Nina Morales share an immediate and powerful attraction, and their future together seems assured. But love is difficult enough without adding complications—real or imagined—to the mix. Nina sees life as a thousand shades of gray while Adam tends toward black-and-white. He wants to move fast; she needs time. Nina sees her past liaisons with women as immaterial to their relationship, while her disclosure drives Adam to a state of irrational jealousy. He doesn’t know how he could compete with a woman, and his suspicions—which Nina views as hypocritical—lead them both to make decisions they may live to regret.

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I sold my first article at the age of 16. Since then I’ve written and published a wide variety of books, articles, and essays. After many years as a corporate marketer,  I left to pursue endeavors that were more fulfilling personally and more contributory on a societal level. Today I focus my time on writing and teaching. I’ve often said “I live the American dream” and that is indeed how I feel. With a wonderful wife, two grown children, great friends and a couple of rambunctious Labrador retrievers, I can’t complain about a damn thing.

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The Body In The Landscape by Larissa Reinhart

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The Body In The Landscape by Larissa Reinhart was an okay book.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the story but it was well written and I am sure that most people would enjoy this story.  I want to check out other books by this author because I loved the authors writing style and I try not to  write an author off if I don’t like the first book I read by them.  This is the 5th book in the series and it is the first one I have read.  I was able to understand what was going on in this book but it would have been nice to read the other books first because then I would have known the back story but you can just read this one and understand what is going on.  If you love chick lit books than I am sure you will like this one.  I think one of the things that turned me off of this book is the fact that part of it has to do with hunting and I am not a fan of that.  That being said there isn’t to much of that in the book but it just turned me off right from the start.

The Body In The Landscape by Larissa Reinhart

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“Anyone who likes humorous mysteries will also enjoy local author Larissa Reinhart, who captures small town Georgia in the laugh-out-loud escapades of struggling artist Cherry Tucker.” – Fayette Woman Magazine

“Cherry is a quirky spitfire who lights the match that sets her little town on fire.” – Dru’s Book Musings

When Cherry Tucker’s invited to paint the winning portrait for Big Rack Lodge’s Hogzilla hunt, it seems like a paid vacation. Back home in Halo, a Hatfield-McCoy-style standoff builds between Luke and Cherry’s families. She’s ready for a weekend away, hobnobbing with rich and famous hunters, where she can forget her troubles and nobody knows her name.

As Georgia sunshine turns to bleak December rain, Cherry’s R&R goes MIA when she finds a body in the woods. While the police believe the local drunk took an accidental spill, Cherry has her doubts, particularly when a series of malicious pranks are targeted at the rifle toting contestants. With loyal companions at her side—sort-of-ex-husband Todd and a championship bayer named Buckshot—Cherry tracks suspects through a forest full of pitfalls and perils. And all the while, a killer’s stalking the hunt party with a bead on Cherry.

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About The Author

The 2015 Georgia Author of the Year finalist for best mystery, Larissa writes with a particular focus on sassy female characters with a penchant for trouble. The Cherry Tucker Mystery series is published by Henery Press. The first in the series, PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (2012), is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW, HIJACK IN ABSTRACT, and DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE follow, with the Cherry Tucker novella, QUICK SKETCH, in the anthology, HEARTACHE MOTEL, as a prequel to PORTRAIT. The fifth Cherry Tucker Mystery, THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE, releases December 15,, 2015.

Although Larissa calls Georgia home, she has moved back and forth from Japan over the years and is now living in Nagoya, Japan, with her family and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit. Visit her website or find her chatting at her Facebook page, Twitter, Tumblr, and Goodreads.

A personal note: I love interacting with readers, but I don’t comment on individual reviews to respect the privacy of reviewers. I really appreciate you taking the time to give feedback and I do encourage readers to contact me through private messaging if you want to ask a question or chat!

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Wedding Haters by Melissa Baldwin

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Wedding Haters by Melissa Baldwin was a fun book to read.  It was a nice break from the past couple of books that I have read because they were more heavy so this  was a great book to squeeze in.  I had a whole range of emotions while I was reading this book and I would lie if I said I didn’t enjoy it.  There is something to be said for books that keep  things light and easy to read.  This is the first book I have read by this author and I have truly enjoyed her writing and this book.  There were parts where Madison did get on my nerves because at times she had a super hard time making decisions but that is just because I am 100% the opposite of that.  If you love chick lit books than I know you will love this book as much as I did.

Wedding Haters by Melissa Baldwin

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The exquisite dress, the dazzling menu, the family drama . . . It’s the day every girl dreams of, and Madison Wales is no exception. Her wedding plans seem to be going perfectly thanks to her very talented wedding planner, Sienna Harris. That is, until her grandmother and her two overachieving, bullying cousins suddenly want to become very involved in her big day. But . . . why?
Madison’s perfect wedding dreams are dashed as things slowly start to unravel. With family drama in her midst, she wonders if her cousins are behind each disaster or if she has truly become a paranoid bridezilla.
Will Madison be able to withstand all of the pressure and finally stand up for herself? The idea of eloping with her fiancé, Cole, is looking better everyday, even if it means leaving her dream wedding behind. Will she make the right choice?

Melissa Baldwin

About The Author

Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she fulfilled her dream with her debut novel, An Event To Remember . . . Or Forget.
Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. She is a master at organization and multi-tasking. Her daily jobs include mother, chauffeur, wife, PTA President, Fitness Trainer, and now Author.
When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, fitness, decorating, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.

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The Truth About Caroline by Randi M Sherman

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The Truth About Caroline by Randi M Sherman was a fun book to read.  I really enjoyed this story and I am not 100% sure why but I didn’t want to stop reading until I had finished this book.  There were parts of this book that made me laugh because I could actually see something like that happening.  I loved the parts that had to do with her outfits that her lawyer gave her to wear to court and I wish this book would have had pictures in it because they would have been amazing.  This was another new author to me and I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the story but after I was a few chapters in I really started to enjoy this book.  I really felt like Caroline was a real person and she also seemed like someone who I would love to be friends with.  This was a super fun chick lit book and everyone who enjoys chick lit needs to check out this book.

The Truth About Caroline by Randi M Sherman

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Honesty has always presented a problem for Caroline. 

Manipulating situations and navigating around blunders and deceptions have become second nature to Caroline. She could justify every lie she has ever told, and any truth she ever stretched. Honesty and revealing secrets would only keep her from moving forward with her life. What good would it do anyhow? 

Even all of those bad financial decisions, flawed relationships and questionable life choices seem like child’s play compared to being arrested for the solicitation of her husband’s murder, and what follows. Could someone figure out Caroline? And what would happen if someone did?

Randi M Sherman

About The Author

With an eye for detail, an ear for well-tuned dialogue and an incredible grasp of the obvious, all honed while performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles and improvisational theater in San Francisco, Sherman adds just enough bawdiness to deliver character-driven contemporary novels that will have the reader laughing, thinking and even connecting with the characters in her books

Writing has been a part of Randi’s life since she was a teenager, one hundred and fifty thousand years ago. But being pragmatic and realizing that she preferred having an income, living indoors and eating regularly, she reluctantly put her dreams on hold and entered the corporate world, yet never left behind her sense of humor and creative storytelling ability, skills which were not always appreciated during budget and strategy meetings.

Now, after living indoors for a while and eating regularly, albeit too much, Randi has picked up her pen again and her third novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT CAROLINE is here. It is the continuation to her second novel CAROLINE STARTS OVER (2014). Randi’s first book PAULA TAKES A RISK was released in 2012. Look for Randi’s next novel THE LOBBY, Spring-ish 2016.

Randi lives in the California wine country. She would never claim to have a genius IQ, the body of a super model.  However, she can spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”  Randi maintains a trim, well-toned body that is cleverly concealed beneath twenty pounds of soft protective layering and she has the appetite of a bird (vulture).

Things that Randi cannot live without:  people to laugh with, her car horn, a gym membership where there are chubby women who break into a sweat while putting on a jog bra, wine, waist capes, and her wife, Carol.

Randi can live without: mean-spirited people, liver, left-overs, communal dressing rooms, tight underwear, and people who point.

Randi is five-foot-seven.

 

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When Girlfriends Find Love by Savannah Page

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When Girlfriends Find Love by Savannah Page was a good book to read.  I have come to realize that chick-lit books are my guilty pleasure genre  I love that this author kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next even when you aren’t a huge fan of the genre of the  book.  I really did like the characters and the plot of this book.  The author did a great job of grabbing & holding my attention throughout this book.  There were a few slow spots but not so slow that I wanted to stop reading.  If you love romance novels than I know this is a book you need to add to your to be read list.

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Sophie Wharton is in control. Whether life is going according to plan or throwing her for a loop, Sophie is determined to remain calm and in charge. It’s no wonder she’s the successful owner of one of Seattle’s most charming cafés, The Cup and the Cake. Her lemon meringue cupcakes, petite French treats, and cappuccinos always leave customers coming back for more. Naturally, her camaraderie of college girlfriends are still thick as thieves a decade later. And it should come as no surprise that she has her own cozy apartment in the hip part of town and grand goals for her future.

Of course Sophie has had her share of rough times, and recently some unexpected surprises have emerged. Her best friend Claire has moved across the state, the demands of her café are mounting, and some major changes among her circle of friends are shaking things up. But it’s nothing Sophie can’t handle.

When it comes to her love life, however, Single Sophie’s at a loss. She approaches it the way she does nearly everything in life–by trying to call all the shots. But love doesn’t work that way, and as Sophie examines her past relationships–thinking back on romantic trysts in Paris; college mistakes; the relationship responsible for the Year of Heartbreak–she must come to accept that love is an unpredictable, untamable, and often unexpected force.

This is the witty and heartwarming conclusion of the When Girlfriends collection, a novel about examining the past, moving forward, and following your heart. It’s a story about friendship, relationships, acceptance, and learning to love again. About what happens when girlfriends find love.

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Savannah Page is the author of the seven-novel When Girlfriends collection, heartfelt women’s fiction that celebrates friendship, love, and life sprinkled with drama and humor. When she isn’t writing, Savannah enjoys a good book with a latte and jazz tunes, Pilates, and exploring her home of Berlin as an American expat.

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