RELEASE DAY BLAST & GIVEAWAY for CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK by Ophelia London + Review by Ridenthewave!
Adult Books , Contemporary Romance / August 30, 2015

This Sounds Like a Great Tale! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway! This Tour is presented by … We’re celebrating the release of CHALK LINES AND LIPSTICK by Ophelia London! Check out the excerpt and giveaway below! Title: CHALK LINES AND LIPSTICK by Ophelia London Age group: Adult Genre: Cozy Mystery/Romantic Comedy Publisher: Gemma Halliday Scheduled to release: August 11, 2015 Goodreads Amazon: http://amzn.to/1DGt2vz BN: http://bit.ly/1DBca9G Kobo: http://bit.ly/1DGtbiG iBooks: http://apple.co/1IYoS2A BLURB: Maren Colepepper thought she had it all: a career at a fashion magazine, a successful boyfriend, and a glamorous New York lifestyle. She thought wrong. When her glamorous life suddenly goes belly up, Maren finds herself forced to take the only job she can find at a small town newspaper in the tiny northern California hometown she fled ten years ago. While Maren expected her new job in no-wheres-ville to kill her with boredom, She never expected to be front row to a shooting on her very first day! Worse yet, Maren is knocked unconscious at the scene, and when she comes to, the body has gone missing and she’s been scooped by another reporter. Talk about a bad first impression. Now Maren is hot on the trail of…

Cover Reveal E.M. Tippetts New Contemporary Novel, ‘A Safe Place’! Check it out !

I am thrilled to present the Cover Reveal for E.M. Tippetts exciting new novel       A Safe Space!                                                                     This tour is made possible by Be sure to add it to your TBR Shelf & comment on what you think about the new cover and accompanying information on this post!   Synopsis from Goodreads: Everyone needs a safe space. For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage to a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she’s been a star, but that may be about to change. She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever? Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job…

‘Eyes of a Stranger’ by Annette Francine – Book Review by LAWonder10

Melanie Harris’ car is forced off ye road by someone determined to kill her! She had went for a quick visit to Las Vegas to visit her Mom. Who would try to harm her? She wasn’t dressed for the cold, snowy weather she was in. She had to flee her wrecked car before she was caught by the madman. She had frostbitten feet and hands …she just could not go a step further.  still an inward voice told her she must get up or she would die…Next she knew, she was in a cabin with a fire and a kind stranger was trying to get her warm and her frostbite, scrapes and cuts cared for. With a concussion and her brain confused, she couldn’t make sense of her thoughts. Should she be afraid? How long would they be stranded there?  These questions and more constantly penetrated her mind. The day finally arrived that Mark was able to flag down a copter and get her the needed help. She had not gotten his phone number or address.  She finally decided she would never see him again.  However, it soon became apparent her life was sill in danger – but why? This…

‘All My Belongings’ by Cynthia Ruchti – Book Review by LAWonder10. Meet the Author on this site May 1, 2014!

All My Belongings is a great book, with a very controversial topic! Jayne Dennagee was very grateful for Geneva – a woman who had befriended her during her teenage years. Without her, Jayne would never have endured the death of her mother.  She had quit nursing school to care for her ailing mother. But it wasn’t the ALS that took her mother’s life…but the “Dr. Kevorkian” method of her father. Her name was branded by her father’s sins and few would hire her to work nor accept her into the nursing program. Geneva helped where she could and finally offered her an escape. Jayne became Becca and accepted a position, over a thousand miles away in California , as a caregiver to Isaac Hughes dying mother. Isaac was surprised and pleased when his Aunt Geneva’s recommended care-giving friend was not elderly but a beautiful, young woman he soon began to care for. Everything seemed to be going well when suddenly their lives were tragically discombobulated. Would everything Jayne/Becca tried to free herself of turn against her…lose the trust of Isaac and her new associates?  If this wasn’t bad enough, she ended up facing an even more upsetting dilemma. The Title…

‘Fortune Cookie (A Culinary Mystery)’ by Josi Kilpack – Bok Review by LAWonder10

This is a continued Sadie Hoffmiller adventure/mystery.  The story plot steadily moves forward and thickens. However, the long awaited marriage between Sadie and Pete is on very “shaky ground”.  Perhaps her wedding day will have to be postponed or cancelled after her and Pete experience the attractions of this historical city. Sadie dreads opening a mysterious letter which eventually leads her to San Francisco where she meets a nephew for the first time and becomes involved in a deadly murder investigation. This may be the deadliest yet! Sadie is once again drawn into a captivating mystery. In this case, it is very difficult to limit the suspects. As always, Kilpack developed the characters in a realistic manner and portrayed the background scenes very well. This story was entertaining and kept the reader guessing at “Who did it?” yet, was largely similar to her other sleuthing antics. The title was perfect and the book cover attractive and eye-catching. I listened to the book on CDs very well read by Diane Dobczynski. My review of this book on CD offers a Four and a Half Stars rating PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]

‘Switchback’ by Clair M. Poulson – Book Review by LAWonder10

Private Investigator, Rocky Revada, takes on a missing horse case which ends up to be a deadly one…the most deadly he had ever encountered. A fast-paced story which includes not only a lot of action but also a little romance.  Former acquaintances, Glen and Sharise Grisley, interrupts Rocky’s much needed vacation wish urgent pleas to save  their ranch from ruination by finding their stolen horses. After much debate he gave into the delicate pleadings of a beautiful woman he once cared for. Soon he discovered it wasn’t simply theft but murder as well…a murder which led to other threats- including his own possible demise . The plot is slightly stretched out, yet through Clair Poulson’s talents, the reader’s interest is always kept alive. The characters seem real and the background scenes are clear. It is especially entertaining for Christians and others who do not approve of bad language and sexual situations. Totally “clean”! The title is okay but not totally fitting to the “meat” of the tale. The book cover fits the title well and is eye-catching but not totally. The voice of Jason Tatom was effective in reading the book on CD. His narrative talent in  made it sound…

‘Windswept Hearts’ by Robynn Gabel – Book Review by LAWonder10

Can one believe this is a first novel of an author?  It is very hard to believe but it is true! In Windswept Hearts, Anna Sanchez has experienced a bittersweet year. She left the city to go to “settle things” in the country Where her maternal grandparents had lived  and raised her mother. Now it was up to her to set things in order before she began her new job in the city. While deciding what she should do,a couple of men ca,e into the scene but not really a love triangle, just competition. Although the story was somewhat predictable, it was written very well and had enough twists and adventure to captivate the reader’s attention…Each chapter left one eager to leap into the next! This was a good example of life – with its dangers, grief, heartaches, schemes, adventure, trials, joys, fears, and changes. The title reinforcement is made clear a couple of times in the tale so is a good fit. The book cover emphasizes the key points and is eye-catching as well. It is safe for parents to allow their YA to read. My review of this novel gives it a Five Stars rating. This book was…

‘Short, Sweet & Sassy:Romantic Short Stories’ by Carrie Padgett – Book Review by LAWonder10

If you want light, romantic stories you can read in a very short period of time, this is the book for you! However, this is difficult for me to rate because there a 16 short stories, some better than others. A few are quite “cheesy” and not very feasible, but most are very good and will lighten one’s mood. It is a perfect book for Valentine’s Day or to give to someone who is discouraged. It is definitely a “Chick lit”. It is “cleanly” written for even the younger YA ages. The tales are about chance meetings and romantic beginnings.  It can offer hope to some where love feels lost to them. For the most part, the accounts are very well written and clever. My review of this novella gives a Four and a Half Stars rating I was sent this novella for an honest review, of which I have given. PURCHASE THIS FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw][/raw]   My Thoughts: It is fun sometimes while waiting in line or for an appointment to have a light novella to read stories which only take 5 to 10 minutes to read, to pass the time. This would also be a great gift…

‘Sakura’ by Harlan Hague – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Contemporary Romance / January 29, 2014

Kenji felt slightly excited to be attending the  college where he was to be the professor Dr. David Dana’s assistant. Dr. and Mrs. Dana led a peaceful fulfilling life together. However, life cannot always be peaceful without problems…They will son discover this to be true. This is a stirring tale of past meeting the present. It is fairly predictable but the writing is done quite well. The characters seem real and the scenic description is passable.  There are a few twists. The author does jump to much between time periods without the proper clarification. The reader is left to determine the story flow for a few seconds before discovering where the new scene came from. The book cover is eye-catching but does not strongly relate to the story. As for the title,,,I have no idea where that came from. There are a few sexual situations that aren’t very explicit but enough so that I, therefore, I would not recommend this for younger YA. I fluctuated between a three or four stars rating. I finally decided a weak Four Stars s fair. Although predictable, it keeps the reader’s interest. I was sent this book by the author for an honest review, of…

‘The Colony’ by Cami Checketts – Book Review by LAWonder10

Once again, Cami Checketts has created  an exciting mystery/romance novel, delighting YA and Adults with her usual style of intrigue. Brinlee Trapper fled her home town, leaving past mistakes behind. She settles in to a secluded community in the mountains. She is determined to start  a new life with her young son. What she thought would be an uninterrupted time with her son soon takes an unexpected twist.  The last thing she wants is another an in her life! Will anything or anyone change her mind? She soon is confronted in new situations with her protective neighbor, Lance, across the street and Jed, who is equally appealing. Both men have their secrets. Will she be able to trust either one or continue, as she had planned, as a single parent. There is action, adventure, intrigue, suspense and romance in this fun, fast moving novel. The characters feel very real and the scenery is depicted well. The reader can almost smell the mountain air and foliage. I feel the book cover lacks in portraying the true story line, although, it is colorful and eye-catching. I, also, felt for a period of time the story seemed to drag slightly with repetition. I, therefore, cannot…

‘Every Hill and Mountain’ by Deborah Heal – Book Review by LAWonder10

‘Every Hill and Mountain’ is a fast-paced drama which is partially Contemporary and partially Fantasy/Historical Fiction. It is the last of Deborah Heal’s exciting trilogy. This final book mostly is centered on Abby, John, Kate, and Ryan and their efforts in discovering Kate’s missing ancestor to complete het “Family Tree”.  It is presently very lopsided.  Will she be able to find her missing ancestor? She has two clues. If these clues do not culminate, she will have to leave that side of the tree asa mystery. They experience unique and intriguing instances. This escapade will either draw them closer together or may prove to be disastrous to their friendships. I enjoyed this novel as much as the other two.  However, I felt there could be a better title to fit the storyline. The book cover, also, could have been more creative. The character development was very well done. The description of the surrounding area “brought it to life”.  The ending was OK but felt slightly incomplete. It was clean, well-written, fast paced, and a quite fun adventure. The few things remiss were minor. This review of Deborah’s final book of the series offers a Four and a half Stars rating….

‘Time and Again’ by Deborah Heal – Book Review by LAWonder10

 Time and Again’ by Deborah Heal is an unparalleled story of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Historical fiction all into on one extraordinary tale! Abby decides to do some volunteer summer tutoring for a student during her summer break. It will give her some good experience – and perhaps a recommendation – after she completes her final year earning teaching degree at the university.  Is Abby “in over her head” with this experience? Eleven year old Merridith and her mother move away from her father and his new girlfriend, her friends and her school, after her parents divorce.  Meredith is angry  and feels defeated. She resents it all!  She will not make it easy for her mother or new tutor.  Maybe her dad will come and get her and take her back. She has more than  one problem that drives people away from her. Will she do anything about it? These are the two key people in the first book of this intriguing trilogy. Other characters are introduced but the challenge begins with these two individuals. Who is in the computer room during each night when everyone should be in bed? Deborah Heal has successfully created a unique story that YA and…