Thursday, October 29, 2015

32 & a Half Complications

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner #5) 

by Denise Grover Swank 



Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner, #5)The fifth book in the USA Today Bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series.

There’s no denying trouble finds Rose Gardner like a divining rod finds water, especially when Rose lands in the middle of a bank robbery. But after the robbers steal her deposit bag—containing a large amount of cash—she soon finds out that trouble is threatening her business as well, thanks to her sister Violet’s financial mismanagement.

To top it off, Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Joe Simmons, has moved back to Henryetta to fill the chief deputy sheriff position. Rose’s involvement as a witness is the perfect opportunity for Joe to reinsert himself into her life. But Mason Deveraux, Fenton County Assistant District Attorney and Rose’s new boyfriend, has waited too long for Rose to give her up without a fight.

Rose’s pregnant best friend, Neely Kate, suggests they find the robbers using Rose’s visions and Neely Kate’s knowledge about everyone in town. The women are soon hot on the trail of the stolen money, but Rose is caught off guard when Neely Kate’s snoopiness detects the biggest complication of all: Rose might be expecting a baby of her own.
 
Kindle Edition, 350 pages

Published June 24th 2014 by DGS 


Review
Things are heating up in Rose Gardner's life . . . her new relationship with Mason is fast-growing but is it too fast? 

Thievery! Thievery! Thievery! 

With a loss of money might put Rose's and Violet's business out of business before it can flourish. 
Rose will do anything to get her money back but how far is she willing to go? 

Things just might put Rose in the face of dangers, how about helping Skeeter Malcom? 
I give this 4.5 cats Tails Up, the dynamics in Rose's life is giving her her own voice, she's truly growing into the person she needs to be. 


Meow . . . Meow . . . Meow 
WARNING there might be spoilers. 
Rose is starting her new life at her mother's now hers farmhouse, and honestly I'm so happy that Rose is starting off new in this book. Yes she is still dealing with some sort of guilt about her and Joe but the reality was what Rose was getting from Joe was not all 100% genuine even though Joe said it was. 

Joe is too conflicted with his father and the political power he has, but with his on and off again fling with Hilary that makes even more tough to actually trust Joe's words. But now Joe is the new sheriff of Henryetta county and he's willing to do ANYTHING to try and win Rose back. 

Mason and Rose romance just keeps getting hotter!!!! Mason fits right in with Rose life and he truly does love Rose even when he tends to be overprotective. He knows not to hold her back but he also knows that Rose ends up digging for trouble which drives him crazy. 

Rose and Violet shop are in dangers of bankruptcy or very deep in debt, but with a bank robbing that Rose got stuck in the middle of it all lost the money that would keep everything afloat. Unsure of what to do she turns to Bruce who might be able to help her, all Rose want is her money back but first she must help the new mob King Skeeter Malcolm to find out who is plotting to kill him. 

Aside from family and a few selected friends, Rose never shares that she gets visions but a little slip of the tongue by Bruce Wayne now makes Skeeter want Rose to work for him in return to get her money back that was stolen. But Skeeter asked Rose for a vision to make sure that she's legit and Rose ends up seeing and experience something she never had before. 

However helping out a mob king isn't the least of her problems, she also might be expecting which is too fast in her brand new relationship with Mason. 

The new adventure Rose's life I believe are just starting and I can't wait to read more! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Book Review: Fairy Tale Confessions

Fairy Tale Confessions
 
Fairy Tale ConfessionsFourteen bestselling authors twist up your favorite tales. Will your favorite have a happily-ever-after?

Get ready to meet some sexy, not-so-valiant princes, punk-rock princesses, villains turned heroes, and truly vile monsters wreaking havoc within our favorite tales.

Read about Dancing Princesses getting their groove on in a disco club, a seriously sexy Rumpelstiltskin, and one alluring Puss-in-Boots, plus many, many more captivating characters in these fourteen all new short-stories.

(This collection and its authors are being featured at RT 2016 at the Fairy Tale Costume Party in Vegas, hosted by Sarah J. Pepper and Tish Thawer. Be sure to get your copy and stop by if you're attending the event.


Published October 1st 2015 by Amber Leaf Publishing

Review
Do you believe in fairy tales?

Is it all magical happy ending? 

Princesses in disguises, 
Evil-doers in disguise,
and princes in disguise.

Fairy tale Confessions is a modern twist of fairy tales we grew up with. 

I give this 4 Cat's Tales Up, While I enjoyed some of the tales, there were other that weren't my taste and that's okay. You can't like all fairy tales.


MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOW
This fairy tale anthology was a fun mixture of the fairy tales we grew up with with a modern twist. I wish I could talk about all the fairly tale that were in this anthology but some were tales I've never heard of and others were just not my taste. But the ones I'm going to talk about are Blayze & Ash (Beauty and the Beast fairy tale),  Rell (Cinderella fairy tale), and Caged (Rapunzel fairy tale) those are the one that stood out to me.


The retold of Beauty and the Beast, Blayze and Ash had a interesting twist in the whole BEAST aspect. Even more so of how to break the "CURSE", I like that the characters had their own sad pasts. It what brought Blayze and Ash close together, but everyone paints Blayze the bad guy but I honestly think he was simply misunderstood. For Ash she saw that and trusted her judgment until the EPIC party that Blayze always hosts take a dark turn. The ending was surprising and Ash's love for Blayze shows love conquer all.



Rell was for sure the modern twist of Cinderalla and I love that Rell is talent designer waiting to be found. The prince in this tale seem genuine to Rell but Rell let's the evil step-mother and step-sisters in the way of her happiness. She also let her insecurity get in the way, I almost wonder if she was going to get a happy ending and she sort of did but its not like in Cinderella where she get married. It's more of starting over with what her insecurity tarnished.

I also want to share this that was just on facebook and I think Rell could easily master it!

 

Caged I was extremely surprise on how much I love this! I was never into Rapunzel, something never clicked even if I read books and I can't really say if I've ever watched any movies. I love the twist in this story and the whole whose the prince and whose the bad guy. It almost like it should be it's own contemporary romance story. Needless to say I'd enjoyed Caged and I love the small twists it had.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Book Review: Falling To Pieces

Falling to Pieces (Rose Gardner #3.5) by Denise Grover Swank


Falling to Pieces (Rose Gardner, #3.5)A serialized novella for the Rose Gardner Mystery series.

When Joe walks out of Rose’s life, she can’t imagine life without him. But with support from her friends—and an unexpected person—Rose finds her way to climb out of her despair.

After his father’s blackmail forces him to leave the love of his life to protect her, Joe is thrown into the race for Arkansas State Senate. But while Rose has people to help her grieve, Joe finds himself completely alone—except the one person he detests is the only person who’s offering comfort


The story takes place between the end of Thirty and a Half Excuses and the beginning of Thirty-One and a Half Regrets. (release January 9, 2014)

The novella will be released to Denise Grover Swank newsletter subscribers to be read for free in three parts: October, November and December.

The novella will be available for sale January, 2014
 
ebook, Serialized Newsletter Edition, 103 pages
Published January 2014 by Denise Grover Swank (first published November 9th 20



Review
How do you piece up your broken heart?
How do you stand against your family?
The answer . . .

Time and a lot of healing
You don't, you must abide them

Two different path means sacrifice

Read the after math of Rose and Joe's breakup in Falling to Pieces

I give this 4.5 Cats Tails Up, read inbetween the lines.   


MEOW . . .  MEOW . . . MEOW
So honestly I'm still a Team Mason, although picking up the pieces reflects a lot on Joe and his feelings through the whole dinner nightmare ordeal. But Joe will always do what daddy wants him to do.

I like that this novella focus a lot on Joe since we already seen how Rose felt but now we saw the aftermath. Even Violet played a role in trying to protect Rose but Rose makes her own choices and she has to learn from her choices. 

I still can't believe how much JR is such an influence of a lot of Fenton county problems even if it's not stated, he's is the mastermind behind all things. Honestly the Simmons family is as stuck up a rich family can be, if any low class person steps within feet of them they are speck of dirt. 

Needless to say Rose didn't stand a chance and Joe was never going to be able to run his own life.

Rose is very heartbroken, I love how Neely Kate invited her a gathering where she even invited Mason. I love that small interaction they had with one another. I love that Mason was giving Rose space even when Rose thought he was avoiding her but Mason didn't want to push her. 


This novella really showed what was going on after the breakup, now having to have read all the Rose Gardner Series I truly think that Rose will never go back to Joe. Joe probably won't ever be able to get Rose back no matter how hard he tries.

Spoiler thoughts if you haven't read 32, or 33 or even the novella . . . 
And to make note about Hilary baby daddy, I still think JR is the father because when you think of it he could have easily knock her up after Hilary and Joe did it when he was in a drunken state so the fact that who's the father still yet remains a secret and that Hilary won't consent to a paternity test means that she has something to hide.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kitty Blitz: Fairy Tale Confessions


 


 Fairy Tale Confessions Collection


 Synopsis:
Fourteen bestselling authors twist up your favorite tales. Will your favorite have a happily-ever-after?

Get ready to meet some sexy, not-so-valiant princes, punk-rock princesses, villains turned heroes, and truly vile monsters wreaking havoc within our favorite tales.

Read about Dancing Princesses getting their groove on in a disco club, a seriously sexy Rumpelstiltskin, and one alluring Puss-in-Boots, plus many, many more captivating characters in these fourteen all new short-stories.

(This collection and its authors are being featured at RT 2016 at the Fairy Tale Costume Party in Vegas, hosted by Sarah J. Pepper and Tish Thawer. Be sure to get your copy and stop by if you're attending the event.)

Published by: Amber Leaf Publishing
Publication date: October 1st 2015

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's FOREVER WITH YOU! FOREVER WITH YOU is a standalone New Adult contemporary romance being released on September 29th, and is the fifth book in the Wait For You Series, published by Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. Grab your copy of this incredible addition to Jennifer's Wait For You Series and see what everyone is talking about!

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Praise for FOREVER WITH YOU: “Armentrout packs a powerful emotional punch in her fifth Wait for Younew adult contemporary (after Fall with Me)...

Armentrout tugs at the heartstrings while delivering an intense, gripping tale.” –Publishers Weekly

“Armentrout presents an emotional installment in her Wait for You series…[she] does it again, presenting a fast-paced tearjerker that fans will devour.”–Booklist
 

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FOREVER WITH YOU Synopsis: 
 In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand… Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away. Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .    

 

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FOREVER WITH YOU Excerpt 

I spotted Roxy and her blue glasses toward the back of the busy restaurant. The walkways between the booths were crowded with racing kids covered in sticky jelly and older people trying to rein them in as I made my way toward them.
            Roxy’s hair was pulled up in a messy bun and her eyes squinted as she glanced up at me. “You seriously went running before you came here. You weren’t lying.”
            “Nope. I try to run every day.” I sat beside Katie, who compared to Friday night was dressed down in a baby blue off-the-shoulder sweater that looked like sequins had thrown up on it. Her blond hair was pulled back in a low ponytail at the nape of her neck. “I have to work out,” I explained, placing my purse between Katie and me. “I eat like five starving guys in college. It’s actually embarrassing how much food I can consume in one sitting.”
            Katie laughed. “I don’t have that problem. I can eat whatever I want and not gain a pound. Actually, I’d probably lose weight.” Her shoulders rose in a shrug. “Sucks to be you all.”     
Roxy scowled at her. “You don’t need to rub it in, you know.”
            “Don’t hate me because I was born this way.” Katie grinned when Roxy rolled her eyes. “Maybe it’s Maybelline. Maybe it’s Katie.”
            I giggle snorted.
            The waitress appeared at our table, clicking the pen she’d pulled out of the pocket of her apron. She took our drink order and then dashed off to fulfill it, her white sneakers squeaking across the floor.
            “I’m glad you came,” Roxy said, propping her elbows on the table. “I was worried I was going to have to search you down and force you to come eat with us.”
            I laughed again. “I’m pretty sure you’d have a hard time doing that.”
            “I’m scrappy.” Roxy grinned. “I could take you.”
            Thinking of the shiner I’d first seen her with, I decided she was probably telling the truth. “I’m glad you guys invited me.” I paused while the waitress returned with our drinks before disappearing again, then I said, “So, I know Roxy works at the bar, what about you, Katie?”
            “At the club across the street from Mona’s.” Katie dumped a packet of sugar into her coffee and then picked up five more, managing to rip the tops off in one impressive swipe. “It’s a strip club.”
            “Oh.” How had I not noticed a strip club across the street from Mona’s?
            Katie dumped the sugar in her coffee. “I strip. I don’t dance. I take my clothes off for a living and get paid damn good money for it, too.”
            I blinked. “That’s cool.”
            Her gaze turned shrewd. “You don’t have a problem with that?”
            “Um, not if you don’t.” I glanced at Roxy, who was busy cleaning her glasses, a small smile pulling at her face. I picked up my soda and took a deep drink.
            Katie tilted her head to the side, studying me. “Really?”
            I lifted a shoulder. “Nope. Honestly. I think it’s pretty cool you have the lady balls to do it.”
            A slow grin appeared. “You should do it. You’d make so much money. Hell, I’d pay to see you—” 
            “Katie,” sighed Roxy, resting her chin in her hand. “Stop trying to recruit rookie strippers. You do this every time you meet someone. No one has agreed yet.”
            I grinned as I pictured the odd blonde roaming the city, looking for women who wanted to take their clothes off. “I don’t think I could do it. I’d get up there and then forget how to take my clothes off.”     
“Taking your clothes off is the easiest part,” Katie replied seriously.
            Roxy looked doubtful. “Those spandex running pants leave very little to the imagination. If I had your body, I’d walk around naked all day.”
            “I have no problem getting naked when it’s—I don’t know, an intimate situation,” I announced, “but doing it in public is a different story.”           
 “That’s good to know,” the waitress said, pen in hand. “Do you guys know what you want to eat?”
            “Awkward,” I murmured under my breath as my eyes widened.

And don’t miss the previous titles in the Wait for You Series!

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WAIT FOR YOU (Wait for You #1)

TRUST IN ME (Wait for You #1.5)

BE WITH ME (Wait for You #2)

STAY WITH ME (Wait for You #3)

FALL WITH ME (Wait for You #4)

DREAM OF YOU (Wait for You #4.5)

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Author Photo--JLA_J. LynnAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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