If I Say Yes by Brandy Jellum

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If I Say Yes by Brandy Jellum was a good book.  I have to say that I felt bad for Elizabeth or Liza because of what she went through in her past and things that happened to her.  I have to say I wasn’t fond of Reid and to be honest I am not 100% sure what is about him that I didn’t like.  I thought Eli was super sweet and perfect for Liza.  There were parts of this book that slowed down for me but for the most part it held my attention and that means it was an okay book even during the slow parts.

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Elizabeth Lewis was the child of Hollywood’s darling couple, until her father murdered her mother.

Six years later, she has traded her flashy, luxurious lifestyle for one of safe anonymity as a literary agent. With a different name and appearance, Liza Winter is living the life of her dreams—one where she’s known for who she is instead of what her father did. Except her apartment should be condemned, her car only starts when it wants, she hates the romance genre she has been assigned, and the CEO’s deliciously attractive nephew is out to ruin her carefully laid plans.

Reid Harder has never met an obstacle he couldn’t overcome. When his new position in the romance department comes with a benefit his uncle didn’t mention, he decides to wage a war against the intelligent, beautiful Liza to destroy every argument she has for turning him down. Still, the closer he gets to winning the prize, the more he realizes that the woman is keeping secrets that may endanger not just her life but his.

Will Liza overcome her mistrust of Reid to reveal her secrets before he learns the truth and walks away? Or will a grudge-wielding apparition from her past make her the next deadly Hollywood headline?

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About The Author

Brandy’s passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading. Everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Young Adult Fiction and Romance.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab Diesel. Or curled up on her favorite corner of the couch with her newest book.

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A Natives Tongue by Michael D. Dennis Excerpt

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In Michael D. Dennis’s touching new novel, A Native’s Tongue, a young man, torn between two women, struggles to find his way in the world.

As I walked out under the Los Angeles sky, the possibility of becoming something more than a short order cook, living in the valley, and resenting my dysfunctional family occurred to me…

Charlie Winters has never been an overachiever. He is used to just getting by while living with his single mother and working a dead-end job at a cheesesteak stand. Meanwhile, he’s constantly grappling with the voice of his sister, who died in a tragic car accident years earlier, echoing in his head.

So when Violet, an older woman, sets her sights on Charlie and refuses to let go, he follows along. He soon finds himself immersed in a destructive relationship that still fails to fill the void within him.

But then he meets Jennifer, a mystical young woman whose energy and life convinces Charlie to pursue her, even through the darkest corners of Los Angeles, and sets their lives upon a path that can’t be stopped.

Escaping to the California coast, Charlie and Jennifer finally find what they’ve always needed. But a sudden illness quickly pulls them both back to LA. It is there, amid the sex, drugs, and split-second decisions that pulse through the city, that tragedy strikes—threatening to tear Charlie and Jennifer apart forever.

Love and tragedy collide in Michael D. Dennis’s poignant new novel, A Native’s Tongue.

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Michael D. Dennis is an author and playwright who earned a degree in English literature from Loyola Marymount University. Winner of a LMU Playwriting Award for his play Death of a Watchdog, Michael also had his play, Hen in the Field, produced at the Whitefire Theatre in 2012. His highly anticipated debut novel, A Native’s Tongue, will be released in June 2014. Michael currently lives in Santa Monica, California with his girlfriend and two dogs, Jack and Aurora. To learn more, go to http://www.michaelddennis.com/ or connect with Michael on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/michaeldaviddennis) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/MichaelDDennis).

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Happy To Be Alive, Because by Chelsea Jacobs

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Happy To Be Alive, Because by Chelsea Jacobs’ was a great book to read.  This actually made me want to start to keep a journal where I say what is making me happy that day or even right at that moment.  This book was a super easy read for me but it was also a book that I didn’t want to put down until it was done.  I loved this book so much and I can’t even really give you reasons because I really loved everything about this book.  If you love young adult fiction than I know you will love this book.  I am usually not a fan of YA books but I am glad I received this one to review because I loved everything about this book.

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Avery is a seventeen-year-old girl whose reality has just been shattered by the death of her mother. Feeling a desperate need to flee from what has become her life, she follows a travel plan meant for her mom and her that leads her to the little beach town where her mom grew up. It’s there that she meets a group of three adventurous friends who adopt her into their circle, allowing her to experience a summer she never thought would be possible after suffering such a great loss. Unfortunately, her summer full of experiences threatens to end abruptly when she realizes that one of the three has a secret that causes her to question everything about the new life she has been building.
Avery must learn to balance her grief and her desire for a future in order to achieve her mother’s final wish for her: That she would be happy to be alive.

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About The Author

Chelsea grew up with an immense love for words—both reading them and writing them. She obtained her degree in English and has spent the time since then getting married to her high school sweetheart and chasing adventure so she’ll have something to write about. When she’s not drinking copious amounts of coffee while writing, she spends her time reading, playing with her puppy named Gatsby, and dreaming, always dreaming.

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Chance For Love by Rachelle Ayala

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Chance For Love by Rachelle Ayala is a three book set and I have to say that I can’t wait to finish the books.  For the purpose of this review I just skimmed the first two books.  I didn’t look at the third book because I saw that it could ruin parts of the first two books and I didn’t want it to ruin the other books before I finished them.  I love this author and I have added her other books that I haven’t read yet.  I can swear that I read the first book Broken Build before but I can’t seem to find the review so I am not sure where I started the book before but I had.  Once I finish all 3 books I will for sure add my reviews of them to my blog.  If you are looking for some fun summer books to read I would for sure check these out.

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“High stakes, Danger, and a Chance for Love.”

romance boxed set, mystery, romantic suspense, steamy love story, women’s fiction, crime, murder, chick-lit


Three romances fraught with danger from bestselling author Rachelle Ayala.

Broken Build – Exciting Romantic Suspense/Technothriller set in Silicon Valley. A female engineer hides a horrible secret. Can she escape discovery, a killer, and a broken heart?

Hidden Under Her Heart – A heartfelt romance sizzling with controversy. A young nurse swears off sex to land a marrying man. But an unexpected pregnancy, a rapist, and a dark secret threaten her chance for true love.

Knowing Vera – Suspenseful romance, an unsolved murder, and love on the beach. A young woman seeks to prove her father innocent of murdering her boyfriend’s mother.

“These books will drive your brains in a twist but you’ll fall in love at the end.” Jessica Cassidy

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About The Author

Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope.

Visit her at: Website: http://rachelleayala.me Blog: http://www.rachelleayala.com or follow @AyalaRachelle on Twitter.

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Whole Latte Love by Rachelle Ayala

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Whole Latte Love by Rachelle Ayala was a super fun book to read.  This is the first book I have read by this author and I have to say that I loved it.  I love her writing and her characters basically she has moved on to my list of authors that I have to read.  I have slowly started getting into more romance books and this one didn’t disappointment me in the least.  I loved both of the characters and I was sad when the book ended because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to them yet.  If you love romance books then I know you will love this book!

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Investment banking intern Carina Chen doesn’t need any distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with for the summer.

Free spirit Dylan Jewell appreciates the delightful universe of women who vie for his attention. His goal in life is to do good, make happy coffee, and help the homeless.

When Carina moves in, she insists on rules of conduct to quell her instant attraction to Dylan. But when her boss asks her to turn Dylan into a businessman, she can’t think of a reason not to take advantage of his hospitality.

Their chemistry is white hot, but Dylan refuses to play Carina’s game, unable to understand how he can fall in love with a woman who puts profits in front of people. When Carina realizes Dylan isn’t budging, she risks all to gain a single night with him. Will her gambit backfire or will Dylan discover Carina’s true heart before she runs away with his?

Set in Berkeley, California, Whole Latte Love is an opposites-attract romance mixing bluesy rock music, hot, steamy love scenes, and financial shenanigans

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About The Author

Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope.Visit her at: Website: http://rachelleayala.me Blog: http://www.rachelleayala.com or follow @AyalaRachelle on Twitter.

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The Hatmakers Heart by Carla Stewart

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The Hatmakers Heart by Carla Stewart was an enjoyable book to read.  In this historical fiction book you get to know Nell as she designs hats and starts to make it big.  There were parts of this book that I really didn’t care for and there were characters that I couldn’t stand in the least.  But even with those things I still didn’t put this book down until it was finished.  I felt  bad for Nell because of her speech and how people treated her.  She did at times make me smile and I can’t wait until the next book in the series so I can find out what happens with some of the other characters.  If you love historical fiction than give this book a shot because you may enjoy it.

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For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone gets a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman’s best qualities. She knows she’s fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer at the prominent Oscar Fields Millinery in New York City. Yet when Nell’s fresh designs begin to catch on, her boss holds her back from the limelight, claiming the stammer she’s had since childhood reflects poorly on her and his salon.

But it seems Nell’s gift won’t be hidden by Oscar’s efforts. Soon an up-and-coming fashion designer is seeking her out as a partner of his 1922 collection. The publicity leads to an opportunity for Nell to make hats in London for a royal wedding. There, she sees her childhood friend, Quentin, and an unexpected spark kindles between them. But thanks to her success, Oscar is determined to keep her. As her heart tugs in two directions, Nell must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for her dream, and what her dream truly is.

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About The Author

Carla Stewart is the award-winning author of four novels. With a passion for times gone by, it is her desire to take readers back to that warm, familiar place in their hearts called “home.” She and her husband live in Tulsa and have four adult sons and six grandchildren (with one on the way!).

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Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig

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Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig was an interesting book to read.  This is the first type of this kind of book that I read and I have to say that I really did enjoy it.  I think that it helped because I had to know what happened and how things worked out.  I grew up in a military family so I felt like I understand a bit about the soldiers.  The one thing that I didn’t really like about the book was trying to figure out some of language that Zahrah used.  Other than that I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great summer read.

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His mission.

His team.

Captain Dean Watters keeps these parts of his life in laser-like focus. So when hackers threaten both his mission and his team, Dean’s Special Forces training kicks into high gear. Ten military super-secure computers are missing-which if opened, would give America’s enemies a blueprint of US military intelligence. Failing to stop the hackers isn’t an option.

Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher to Afghan children in Mazar-e Sharif. She’s also a target. Her expertise in quantum cryptology makes her an unwitting pawn in the hackers’ deadly game. They’re coming for her, and Dean and his team must stop them.

Before the team can get to Zahrah, she disappears. Now Dean must race to rescue her and stop the hackers from unleashing terror on millions across the globe. But to do so, Dean will be forced to crack open the steel box around his heart-a move that might come at the highest cost.

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 About The Author

Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with four children and a Maltese Menace in northern Virginia. Author and speaker, Ronie loves engaging readers through her Rapid-Fire Fiction.

Ronie can be found atwww.roniekendig.com and onFacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

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Chain Reaction by Richard Hacker

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Chain Reaction by Richard Hacker was a great book.  I read the 2nd book in this series and if you happened to miss that review you can click here to read it.  Anyway let’s get on to this review.  This book didn’t let me down.  I love this series of books and the authors writing.  I loved that I knew more of what was going on in this book and knew more about the characters this time around.  I have to say parts of the plot of this book made me smile because I could never see it happen but even knowing that I still had to know what happened in this book and to the characters.  This author does a great job of writing and I hope there will be more books in this series.

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When Nick and his partner in love and business, Theresa, take a client caught in a grudge between competitive bass fisherman, they soon discover he has unknowingly entangled himself in a plot by healthcare magnate, Bruce Reynolds, to take over Texas and secede from the Union. Hoping to pass the case to the Texas Rangers, Nick is instead recruited to head the Governor’s special task force. He learns Governor Fran Adamson’s major campaign contributor and secret lover, Reynolds, has a plan to resurrect the Republic of Texas. Faced with Reynolds’ hit woman killing enemies of the Republic and a remotely controlled drone air force destroying strategic targets across the state, Nick and Theresa make a desperate attempt to prevent civil war, the destruction of the Governor’s political career, and Dillon’s murder, while keeping their love intact. In his scheme for glory, Bruce Reynolds didn’t plan on Nick Sibelius, who wants the wannabe secessionist to know, when he says don’t screw with Texas, he damned well means it.

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About The Author

Richard Hacker’s novel, TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, released August, 2012 by Champagne was a 2011 Writer’s League of Texas (WLT) finalist, where in addition, SHAPER EMERGENCE won best novel in the Science Fiction category. He is a member of both the Writers’ League of Texas and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.  

After living many years in Austin, Texas he moved, along with his wife, to Seattle, Washington. He likes to hike, kayak and have adventures on his Vespa scooter. His writing partner is a springer spaniel named Jazz, who helps with proofreading and ball fetching. 

DIRTY WATER, the next novel in the Nick Sibelius series, will be released June, 2013. He is currently working on the third book in the series, as well as a young adult fantasy entitled INKER WARS: THE FIVE PENS OF JOHANN.

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Meant To Be Mine by Becky Wade

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Meant To Be Mine by Becky Wade was a fun book.  I have to say that I wasn’t a fan of Ty from the start.  I think you are supposed to end up liking him and even after I read the whole book I still don’t like him.  Other than me not liking him I really did enjoy reading the book.  I loved Celia and I found myself wanting better for her and her son.  I also had to laugh that they had been married since the first chapter of the book because he never did anything about getting a divorce.  If you love contemporary romance books than I am sure you will love this book.

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Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school—irresistible. When their paths cross again after college—still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel.

The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia’s ready to be Ty’s wife, but Ty’s not ready to be her husband. He’s a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he’s long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he’s known since childhood.

Five and a half years pass. Celia’s buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty’s achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn’t forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.

How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia’s trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

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Becky makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband, three children, and one adoring (and adored) cavalier spaniel. Her CBA debut, My Stubborn Heart, was a finalist in both the RITA and INSPY awards.Undeniably Yours kicked off her Texas-set Porter Family series. Her newest contemporary romance, Meant to Be Mine, has just hit shelves!

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I’m Nobody: The Lost Pages by Alex Marestaing

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I’m Nobody The Lost Pages by Alex Marestaing was a strange book.  That being said I really did enjoy this book once I got into it a few chapters.  I was really lost and confused for the first couple of chapters as I tried to figure out what was going on.  I see why they did it that way but it wasn’t one of my favorite things about this book.  I am not a fan of books where I feel like I am lost right from the start.  In the end I did end up enjoying this book and I am glad that I read it.  I also have to say that I loved the message it was trying to get across to people.

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We’re all broken on this side of heaven, but we can make beautiful things from the pieces. Agoraphobic Caleb Reed is about to step outside for the first time in seven years, meet indie filmmaker Iris Elliott . . . and definitely not fall in love. It’s all because of the notes, the weird and wonderful notes he keeps finding on his front porch, notes signed by someone claiming to be long dead poet Emily Dickinson. Caleb’s parents think he’s losing his mind, as always, but he knows they’re wrong. Something’s going on outside — something strange, something terrifying . . . something beautiful.

Read the EPIC Award nominated novel that critics are saying is “fresh”, “powerful” and “unlike anything” they’ve read. In a world full of anxiety, I’m Nobody: The Lost Pages is a triumphant tale of faith over fear and one that kids and grown-ups of all ages will love. (A London Book Festival Honorable Mention Winner)

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Author Alex Marestaing loves to create. He’s written for media outlets such as The Walt Disney Company, Lego, Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, and The Los Angeles Times and has authored three YA novels. His latest, I’m Nobody: The Lost Pages, recently won an honorable mention at the London Book Festival and was nominated for a 2014 Epic Award. Though he spends most of his time imagining ideas for the youth market, he’s also written for faith based publications and has covered his favorite sport, soccer, in Europe and the U.S. for Sports Spectrum Magazineand Yanks Abroad. When Alex isn’t writing or speaking at conferences, you’ll most likely find him hanging out in California with his wife, three kids, and Milou, his dog.

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