Tuesday, October 12, 2021

What's Not True Book by Valerie Taylor

 


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Book Details:

Book Title:  What's Not True by Valerie Taylor
Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 
Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick Lit
Publisher:  She Writes Press, 321 pages
Release date:  August 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M What's Not True has several sex scenes and some bad language.

What’s Not True…is an enthralling, character-driven story that will appeal irresistibly to fans of women’s fiction…Taylor’s prose is crystalline…she does not waste words, rather using them to create a tense, nerve-shredder that offers full entertainment to readers.”Readers’ Favorite 5-star review

Book Description:

With her court date set for her divorce and her plans with the younger man in the rearview mirror, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to reviving her stalled career. But things get complicated when she unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance meeting there with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie receives two compelling proposals. Can she accept them both?

But Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There, she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.

Though a standalone novel, What’s Not True is the sequel to What’s Not Said (September 15, 2020).

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

The story could happen in real life 

Some women are just after what they can get from a person. Evil intentions will surely reveal at a certain time.  Some women just want to be happy and moved on from the bad situations in their life. This story could happen in real life.

It felt genuine to me. What an amazing sequel to the first book. It gets through your emotions especially the other woman that soon-to-be wife. This book is one of a kind and enjoyed every chapters while I read this book. Some of my bucket lists were even mentioned in the story like the Paris. It was an eye-opener.

Fate surely plays a big role. It always pays off to the kind person. Kassie, is my favorite heroine. I am sure that most women can relate to her story. She is feisty and willing to do what is right. The author Miss Valerie Taylor is an awesome writer as well.




You'll Also Love The Award-Winning First Book in This Series:

WHAT'S NOT SAID by Valerie Taylor

Book Details:

Book Title:  What's Not Said by Valerie Taylor
Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 
Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick Lit
Publisher:  She Writes Press, 300 pages
Release date:  September 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M:  has several sex scenes and some bad language.

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction
2020 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist in Fiction
Chosen as an August 2021 Pulpwood Queens Book Club selection
Featured by the international NoMo Book Club in May 2021


“Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing marriage drama.”
Kirkus Reviews

Book Description:

What’s Not Said is a story about Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits.

Then again, Kassie is no angel. The separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. As she helps her husband find an organ donor, Kassie uncovers a secret, forcing her to decide whose life to save: her husband’s or her own.

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Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. Valerie is a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com; and a member of Westport Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator.

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Sep 15 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 15 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
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Review Thick & Thin - book review of WHAT'S NOT SAID / author interview 
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Sep 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE
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Sep 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway
Sep 23 - 
Review Thick & Thin - book review of WHAT'S NOT TRUE / guest post
Sep 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway
Sep 27 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
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Sep 28 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway
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Falling Into A Good Book - book review of WHAT'S NOT TRUE
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Friday, October 8, 2021

Lost And Found Book by Ronald L. Ruiz



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Book Details:
 
Book Title:  Lost and Found by Ronald L. Ruiz
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 292 pages
Genre:  Literary
Publisher:  Embajadoras Press
Release date:  June 2021
Content Rating:  R - Includes f-words and profanities throughout, one sex scene
 
 
Book Description: 
 
When community leaders began to doubt Abel Mendoza, the law practice he had spent years building began to crumble. It was the 1960s and there was but a handful of Mexican lawyers in California. Abel had worked tirelessly to earn respect in the courts, avoiding any semblance of a personal life to achieve his goals. Now, his personal and professional lives had collided and he found himself being rejected by the community that had previously supported and admired him. His fears of inadequacy kindled, Abel began to question who he really was, what he did, and where he belonged. A desire to avoid these questions and the people who had provoked them sent this small-town lawyer on a trip to escape not only his community but his own self-doubts, and into a relationship that changed his life completely.

I rate this book 4 ****'s 

This book is a wide-opener

I loved to read books about immigrants and their lifestyles. It is because I am an immigrant myself. I want to learn about their failure and their success. This book is a wide-opener. 

This book is so intense to read. It is very informative and fun as well. Abel never gives up his dreams despite being ridiculed, insulted, and lied to. He never quits until he finally succeeds. I felt sorry for him at the same time my hats off to him.

A beautiful story about life and how life is not easy especially if you are a person in color. I enjoyed reading this story. Abel's persistent not giving up is remarkable. The ability he has to please a woman he loved is very true to other people. Love is so powerful only if it is real and being reciprocated. 

Life itself for Abel is about trials just like his job and he succeeds by losing and winning some. I enjoyed the author's writing and am looking forward to reading more. 
 
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​Ronald L. Ruiz is the author of a memoir and six previous novels. His novel Giuseppe Rocco (1998) received the national literary prize, 1998 Premio Aztlán Award, and his novel Life Long (2017) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017. His work has been compared to Richard Wright’s Native Son (Publisher’s Weekly, featured review) and his writing described as “frighteningly real” (New York Newsday). Ron was born and raised in Fresno, California, and educated at St. Mary’s College, University of California, Berkeley Law, and University of San Francisco School of Law. Ron practiced law for over 30 years in California, as a Deputy District Attorney, criminal defense attorney, and Deputy Public Defender. He was appointed to the California Agriculture Labor Relations Board by Governor Jerry Brown in 1974, and later served as the District Attorney of Santa Cruz County, California. Ron retired from criminal law and continues to write every day.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Running on Diesel (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside) Book by Melissa Foster


A funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. RUNNING ON DIESEL is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more! 

Desmond “Diesel” Black is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. He protects others with his life and always rides alone. Tracey Kline left the only family she had for a man who broke more than her spirit, leaving her untrusting and on her own. When a twist of fate reveals pieces of the other no one else sees, will they be able to help each other mend their past hurts and learn to trust the chemistry and connection that’s too strong to deny? 


The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed. The Dark Knights motorcycle club is not a typical MC book. These bad-boy bikers are tough, but they have hearts of gold...and they're not afraid to use them. For more hot WHISKEY love stories, check out Melissa’s other Whiskey novels below. And don't miss RIVER OF LOVE (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor), the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced!

I rated this book 5 *****

Grumpy and stubborn met and ignite a fire

This book has an amazing storyline. It is so emotional, laughs out loud, and is on fire. What happens when a grumpy and very protective guy met a very stubborn lady, it ignites a fire. Tough situations make Diesel and Tracy so imperfectly perfect for each other. All it takes is a stubborn lady who is fed up with his grumpiness and overprotective and boom the story is unstoppable to read.

Diesel and Tracy's story is so hot but also beautiful and emotional that it will make you appreciate life more. I know this is fiction but Ms. Melissa Foster hit it like it is a real story. Be prepared not only to be amazed but fall deeply in love with these two characters.

The story is so good that it is hard to put my Kindle down. I forget how many times I charged my tablet not only it is hot but the story is even hotter.


**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Zither! book by Jeffrey Hanlon

 



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Book Details:
 
Book TitleZITHER! by Jeffrey Hanlon
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 350 pages
GenreMystery, Humor
Publisher:  Zither Studios
Release Date: April 20, 2021

Content Rating:  G.
 


"A zany rollicking mystery adventure as compelling as it is hilarious." ~ Independent Book Review

"Hanlon’s humor shines bright and will leave fans of such madness wanting more." ~ Publisher's Weekly
Nominated for the prestigious Audie Award, Best Fiction 2021
 
Book Description:

A nutty religious cult rustles a herd of prime gazebos (huh??) and it’s up to bumbling P.I. Mars Candiotti to rescue them. Wannabe author Mars chronicles his quest in Jeffrey Hanlon's rom-com mystery Zither.

Guided by his magically prescient IHOP waitress, Mars strives to mitigate the shocking global consequences of the gazebo heist, even though he has no idea what the word mitigate means.

As Zither swallows its own tale, Mars finds it increasingly tricky to distinguish between real people and his rambunctious fictional characters. Zither becomes the romper room where his reality meets fantasy - and get frisky with each other.

Mars’ international odyssey leads to an explosive conclusion in Panama. Teevees around the world tune in to watch live coverage of “Carnage in the Canal”.

And amid the lunatic havoc that is Zither there is (of course!) an epic love story as Mars meets Marian, the brainy librarian he had dreamt of. Marian says his books are "slapstick existentialism with subjective reality couched in parable". (This is news to Mars). But is Marian real, or just another illusion in Zither World?

And in Mars’ klutzy (yet endearing) courtship of the enchanting Marian will he ever muster the nerve to ask her for a date???​

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I was born in a Southern California beach town.


My family moved to Northwest Oregon when I was 7. Or maybe when I was 8.

Had we stayed in the Beach Boys town, and knowing myself as I do now, I suspect I would have grown long hair, started a rock band, and been heavily into drugs. The rock band would probably have been pretty good. The rest of it, not so much. I’d likely have joined the ranks of those like Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin.

We moved to a mountaintop. The last five miles to get there were gravel. The final two miles were steep and to the end of the road.

That’s where we lived: the end of the road, 22 miles to the nearest town.

Our closest neighbor, about a mile down the road, was a hermit who lived in a shack. He had a goat. About once a month the goat would visit us. Then the hermit would show up to retrieve his goat. I think the goat liked us better than the hermit, which is why the goat kept showing up. Goats are funny animals. I think they aspire to be house pets.

And speaking of animals, we had cats. Lots and lots of cats. Because we were remote and at the end of the road, unkind people – and ‘unkind’ is the kindest description I can use here – would dump their unwanted cats on or near our property. The cats would find our house. We gave them Fancy Feast and our love, and in turn they loved us.

My childhood friends didn’t visit too often. That was at least partly because when they did show up my father would say something like this: “Great! We have a job that could use an extra hand. Won’t take more than five minutes.” Well, that five minutes usually turned into an hour or two – volunteer labor! – and that friend would seldom visit again.

So my favorite childhood playmate was a 2000 pound Hereford bull, a big boy with horns spanning three feet. I’d go out in the pasture and the bull would strike a pose not unlike what you’ve seen in the movies where the bull was ready to charge, head down, eyeing me. But he wasn’t going to charge me. He just wanted his forehead scratched. And so I would scratch his forehead. He liked that, shaking his head every so often to show his approval. Then we’d elevate to a game that the bull might have called ‘Let’s see how far we can toss this little kid!’ and I’d place my right hip against his massive head and he’d toss me into the air like a sack of flour. Over and over, farther and farther, higher and higher. I could have done that for hours – I can fly! – but after a few tosses the bull would grow bored with the game and wander off. Probably to chase some cute heifers.

The nearest library was 30 miles away, and we ventured there often. It was a majestic old building, and the Grand Room had books on all four walls with reading chairs in the center. But that was not where I wanted to be. I figured all those books were popular books or books I was supposed to read. I wanted something different, so I would enter the room with a small sign that said ‘Stacks’. It was row after narrow row after row of books, floor to ceiling, dimly lit, dusty. It was like entering a cave. Filled with treasures!
It was in those Stacks that I discovered the likes of Kerouac and Heller and Huxley and Fowles and Steinbeck and Ellison and Bradbury and Hemingway and many many others.

As Stephen King said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

And those, each in their own way, was the inspiration for the first book I wrote at the age of eight or nine: ‘Pond Scum’.

It was illustrated.
 
Jeffrey currently lives at an undisclosed location on the shores of the Caribbean where he spends his days is shorts and sandals making up stories.

He has a pet goat.

 
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Oct 5 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview
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Friday, September 3, 2021

Espoused Book By Jean Marie Davis




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Book Details:
 
Book Title:  Espoused by Jean Marie Davis
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+
GenreContemporary Fiction, Literary, Humor
Publisher:  Wren Park Publishing, 264 pages
Release date: July 2021
Content Rating:  PG for the subject matter of adult relationships/marriage/divorce, but there is no bad language or explicit sex scenes.
 
Book Description:

Espouse: (v.) to take in marriage; to make a marriage permanent by court decree; the court-approved process by which couples may stay together beyond the legal 15-year term.

In the contemporary world, fifteen years is considered the legal life cycle of a marriage. If a couple wants to stay together (married), they must hire a lawyer and petition the court to become Espoused.

After 14 years of marriage, Sara and Thomas Healy are still in love. Their decision to go to court to be espoused permanently is a source of great embarrassment for their children. Avery is ready for the benefits of uncoupling, and Sam really doesn’t need the social stigma of parents who decide to stay together, on top of everything else. Lame! Their espouse attorney, Gwen Stevens, has other problems. The judge for the Healy case is her nemesis, Carly Abraham, also known as “the Wicked Witch of the Bench.” Judge Abraham was previously married to Gwen’s husband Dennis, from whom she uncoupled after the allotted 15 years. She hates espouse lawyers on principle, and seems to have an extra dose of dislike for Gwen personally.

While the Healys struggle through the espouse experience—trial separation, uncouple counseling, and ongoing financial burdens—Gwen has to deal with the judge and her own struggles at home. In this fight for love, who has the answers?

I rated this book 5*****'s 

Marriage is always a battle between two people in love or fall out of love

This book is an opening for me and my marriage. It is always a battle between two people in love or falls out of love. I will admit I like the uncoupling when couples are not happy being in love. Divorced is the last hurray for every marriage. We should try to spend time with ourselves even if we are married. The "Me" time is very important like spending time with your friends or just go shopping or drink coffee by yourself to have peace in your life when everything is in chaos.

I felt bad for the kids but sometimes you have to do what is right for your marriage. It does not matter if you are espoused or uncoupling. 

This story is so emotional. I cried in that specific chapter. Working in a nursing home, I have experienced so many scenarios like that. In the end, love always wins. It does not matter if you are espoused or uncoupling. 


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Jean Marie Davis was born and raised in Huntington, New York. After graduating from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, she moved back to Long Island where she worked in the Marketing Research industry for over 30 years. She currently lives in Centerport, New York close to her daughter and son.


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Aug 25 – Based on a True Story – book review
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Friday, August 27, 2021

The Shade Under The MangoTree Book by Evy Journey


 
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Book Details:
 
Book Title:  The Shade Under the Mango Tree by Evy Journey
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 396 pages
Genre: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction
Publisher:  Sojounrer Books
Release date:  November 2, 2020
Content Rating:  PG13 & M:There's a suicide, reference to a past genocide, and reference to sex about to happen but no description of the sexual act.
 
 
Book Description:

Gold Medal, Contemporary Fiction,  2021 Global Book Awards (formerly New York City Book Awards)
Finalist, Multicultural Fiction,  2021 International Book Awards

After two heartbreaking losses, Luna wants adventure. Something and somewhere very different from the affluent, sheltered home in California and Hawaii where she grew up. An adventure in which she can also make some difference.

Lucien, a worldly, well-traveled young architect, finds a stranger's journal at a café. Though he has qualms and pangs of guilt about reading it, they don't stop him. His decision changes his life forever.

Months later, they meet at a bookstore. Fascinated by his stories and adventurous spirit, Luna goes on a Peace Corps stint to a rural rice-growing village in Cambodia. There, she finds a world steeped in ancient culture and the lasting ravages of a deadly history. Will she leave this world unscathed?

An epistolary tale of courage, resilience, and the bonds that bring diverse people together.

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

My favorite so far among the books that I have read from the author's writing

My favorite fruit is mango or anything that has mango. I know it tastes good. Of course, I am intrigued to read this book not only because it has my favorite fruit but I find the book so intriguing. It makes me missed my time when my grandma, especially from my Mom's side. The moment I spent time with my grandma is the best for me. Just like Luna, we had an amazing bonding with our grandma. 

This book is full of adventures, family love, and above all so emotional. My favorite so far among the author's writings. It is so powerful. It is hard to put it down. It is brutal at the same time wide opening of what history is. Being raised poor while growing up, I remembered myself being Luna's footsteps while in Cambodia. The experience is unforgettable. This book is one of a kind and I enjoyed reading from the first page up to the last chapter. 




Meet the Author:
 
Evy Journey writes. Stories and blog posts. Novels that tend to cross genres. She’s also a wannabe artist and a flâneuse. Evy studied psychology (Ph.D. University of Illinois) so she spins tales about nuanced characters dealing with the problems and issues of contemporary life. She believes in love and its many faces. Though she has traveled to many places, she has one ungranted wish: To live in Paris where art is everywhere and people have honed aimless roaming to an art form. She visits and stays a few months.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Singe Book by Chelle Bliss

What happens when a fake relationship turns into something real?

Singe by Chelle Bliss is now live!

While everyone around Carmello Caldo found love, he was busy losing himself in pleasure and pain. But when his cousin Lily wants to help him find true love, he doesn't hesitate to accept her offer.

Arlo King is not Carmello's usual type. She's a bookworm who doesn't give herself away easy. But she's the perfect woman to help reform the serial womanizer, even though she has commitment issues of her own.

Quickly, their fake relationship goes from slow-burn to scorching hot from the very first touch. But can they work through their trouble pasts and embrace a fairy tale future?

Singe is the eighth full-length standalone novel in the Men of Inked Heatwave series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.


I rated this book 5 *****'s

What a perfect twist of event

I laugh out loud so many times while reading this book. The exchanges of words between cousins and siblings are so hysterical. I enjoyed reading those lines very much.


Arlo is such a perfect woman for a womanizer Carmello. This two are a perfect match. The story is so beautiful and very steamy too. I loved how the families are always there for each other. It is so nice to read my favorite couple with their kids and their own love story. I loved how a bad boy turns into jello just to please his woman. Carmello is so gentle like a teddy bear with Arlo. This is a must-read and very emotional too.


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Chelle Bliss is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of Men of Inked Series and Misadventures of a City Girl.

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