Diary of a Mummy Misfit - Amanda Egan

Friday, December 16, 2011
Title - Diary of a Mummy Misfit
Author - Amanda Egan
Genre - Chick lit
Date published -  June 1st 2011
Publisher -  
Format - Kindle Edition
Pages -
Rating - 5 out of 5

All Libby ever wanted was for her son, Max to have the best education. She and her husband are not rich, but willing to sacrifice and invest in their son's future. Libby and Ned are on Cloud 9 when they find out their only child, Max is accepted at Manor House Prep School. But education at a prestigious school costs a lot, and Libby and Ned are starting to worry, and feel stressed, especially Libby.
But this charming and sweet mommy has more problems..Mainly the other women, mothers at the committee, new tasks, events to attend, not to mention the fact she has to put up with snobs and Gestapo mommies. But at least she has Fenella, who is rich but not a snob, so they create a lovely girly bond and a deep friendship.

I really enjoyed every page of this book! Wow, I think it helped me realize I LOVE British chick lit and British humor. I must admit I wasn't familiar with some of the phrases, and I had to check them online, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's witty, original and I just loved Libby. It was pretty much easy for me to identify with her on many occasions, her fear for being in a completely new world where it seems she doesn't belong. But she is lovely, and I shall quote Lou (Libby's old friend) - Libby, they may have money, but you have class!
I absolutely love the friendship between Libby and Fenella, and the way they support each other, though they have different backgrounds. As for the humor, it's absolutely fantastic! Libby is a hilarious character, positive, sweet and absolutely someone you would want to be friends with.
This is one of those book that guarantees you hours of laughing and complete enjoyment. It will also get you hooked from the very first page! The sequel is now out (as kindle) and I am really really looking forward to reading it. Mrs Egan sure got me addicted to her writing style and the adventures of lovely Libby. 

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Wish I was here... Launch day for 'Reaching for the Stars' by Janice Horton

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ah Paris! The city of light and one of the most romantic cities in the world! Not to mention wine and the food:) This is the place I wish I could escape...even for just few days. 

But what's the reason for this post?Oh there is a big reason!Today we are celebrating! Author Janice Horton has a new book 'Reaching for the Stars' and it's officially released today! Let's party!!! Oh and make sure you visit her site and see who else will be at the party! http://www.janicehortonwriter.blogspot.com/ Congratulations Janice and best of luck with the new book, let us see it fly up the charts and reaching for the stars:)

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Winners of "Accountable to None" by Ashley Fontainne Giveaway

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Before announcing the TWO LUCKY WINNERS, I would like to thank Ashley Fontainne for being so kind and genorously offering two copies of her debut novel to my blog readers. Best of luck with the book Ashley, and for the rest of you, my lovely followers I have another news - I will be interviewing Ashley soon, so stay tuned.

And now the moment you have been waiting for:)

The author has selected two winners that will have the pleasure of enjoying her amazing book, and their names are MAGLUVSYA03 and CAPTAIN BISCUITS!
Congrats guys! You will be notified by e-mail and don't forget - you have 48 hours to claim your price. You will also be need to contact the author so you can give your home address. 

Thank you for entering!

Mind Over Matter (ASI #1) - S.J. Clarke

Friday, December 9, 2011
Title - Mind Over Matter (ASI #1)
Author - S.J. Clarke
Genre - Thriller, Paranormal
Date published -  November 4th 2011
Publisher -  MuseItUp Publishing
Format - Paperback
Pages -180
Author's website - http://sjclarke.com/
Rating - 4 out of 5
I really had no expectations from this book since this is Mrs S.J. Clarke's debut novel. All I really knew was that the book contains paranormal elements. But, now after reading it, I have to say I'm impressed!
The book is actually mystery/thriller with a bit of paranormal and it's a very enjoyable fast paced read. The story follows Rebecca, who's daughter disappeared three years ago,but she is starting to have strong visions that will lead her to many discoveries. Dan Cooper, former FBI agent who worked on the case previously but gave up the search, is deciding to help her out again. This time, they are on to something!

A body of another girl is found..
Another one is missing...
Rebecca's daughter is older in her visions, could it mean she is actually alive?

I have to say I'm a character driven reader, I want to "feel" the characters and relate to them. Well, the author sure succeeded in creating an original story with well developed characters. Being a mother myself, I could totally understand Rebecca's pain and her struggle to find Sabrina, and I sympathized with her greatly.
This sure is one of those books that will get you hooked from the first page, suck you in the story completely and leave you sad when you're done reading... because you would want to read more!
There is an adult content, I have to warn you on this (especially the younger population), and I found myself blushing few times, but even the romance parts were well written and implemented in the story just perfectly.
Finally I would like to thank the author and the R2R Program from PNR&UFF group on Goodreads for generously offering me a copy of this book. I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next installment. Since I got this one as an e-book I will most definitely buy the paperback as well because I know I would LOVE to reread it again and have it in my collection of books.

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Accountable to None - Ashley Fontainne Review and a Giveaway

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
 Title - Accountable to None
Author - Ashley Fontainne
Genre - Thriller
Date published -  October 29th 2011
Publisher - 
Format - Paperback
Pages -143
Rating - 4 out of 5

Wow, what a story!
Winscott & Associates is one of the largest and most successful accounting firms in Arizona. Five years ago the partners have voted and have chosen Olin as a managing partner. This is probably the biggest mistake they've made in their lives...a mistake that will shatter their comfortable positions at the Firm and maybe even endanger their reputation and lives!
Olin is cruel, lying, arrogant bastard..but he's always been that way. Everyone at the Firm is familiar with the fact he is manipulating people, especially women, offering promotions and a partnership in exchange for sex. Five years ago, just prior to settling as a managing partner, he found the "wrong" victim - Audra Tanner.
Cruel, powerful, rich, man with insatiable libidos, mistresses, ex-wife's, rape, murder..this story has it all!
Five years ago Audra was raped by Olin...
Five years ago they've all heard her screams but neither of them helped her.
Five years she waited for the right moment to destroy "The Elite" and this time they are all going to pay!
While reading the blurb of the book I assumed this story will be centered around Audra, but I must admit I was tricked (in a good way of course). Ashley Fontainne created a complex thriller with many interwoven stories. Each of her characters tells a story explaining their relationship with Olin, revealing a bit of Olin's nasty and cruel nature. I must admit I was fascinated by this!
Ashley created a profound thriller that will grab you from the very first page! I don't think I ever hated a book character that much in my life, but it's not because Olin was not well developed...on the contrary, he feels too real and it seems all evil is placed in him. I really love Ashley's writing style and her knowledge in human psychology. This sure is a book that deserves to be made into a TV series or a movie. Speaking of movies I already thought which actor could play Olin..


If you're looking for a fast paced read, with action/mystery/thriller elements, this is the PERFECT read for you. The author is currently working on the sequel and I am really looking forward to reading it.
Finally I would like to thank the author for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review and for being so kind in offering 2 copies (PAPERBACKS) to my blog readers.

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There will be two winners picked by Random.org, which will be contacted by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond. If not responding, new winners will be picked. 
Giveaway ends December 11th, 2011.
Good luck to all!

Sleeping with Paris - Juliette Sobanet

Monday, December 5, 2011
  Title - Sleeping with Paris
Author - Juliette Sobanet
Genre - Chick lit
Date published -  October 7th 2011
Publisher - 
Format - Kindle Edition
Pages -
Rating - 5 out of 5

Ok, before writing down my review of this AMAZINGLY FUN book I want to have your attention and just briefly tell you what this book focuses on.
1. Paris a.k.a city of Light and Love
2. Chocolate 
3. Hot Parisian guy (but this is the most important part, right?;)

So, if you mix all these three you get a sweet romance story, placed in one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris! Of course I have your attention now, but trust me..the story just gets better and better.

All her life, Charlotte Summers has been dreaming about two things - moving to Paris and having a faithful, loving, romantic partner. Finally, looks like her dream is about to come true, she is engaged to be married to Jeff Dillon, hot and successful lawyer and they are about to move to their own apartment to Paris! What else could a girl want?
Could life become THAT perfect?
Just two days before leaving, she finds out her loving Jeff has been cheating her for months, and even planned on continuing this "double" life once they settle in Paris!
So, charming Jeff turn out to be lowlife Jeff! Oh well, he sure isn't the only bastard she dated over the years. Actually, every guy she dated was cheating on her! Wow, now this is what I call epidemic! 
'So, with a plane ticket, an acceptance letter, $15,000 and a broken heart, she is on her way to Paris.'
Sweet and reasonable Charlotte becomes single, wild, adventurous Charlotte writing down her RULES on her blog, sharing her dreadful experience, reaching out to all the women in the world that have been hurt by men.
And so the rules are set - How to date like a man in the city of Love!
While trying to heal and pick up the pieces of her broken heart, Charlotte is going to find out what true love is and is about to have her "walls" down.
What a fun book! I absolutely love everything about it, from the colorful cover to the characters and charming French phrases! Charlotte is really sweet, and though after the Jeff situation she may seem to you like a man-hater (I say this to warn the male population that is going to read the book) she will grow on you from the first minute. Some say chick lit is predictable to some extent, but on few occasions I really couldn't see some things coming. Charlotte's friends are also very likeable characters, different but well developed and you can certainly feel the girly-bonding between them. As for the romance part, oh I am trying not to reveal much about the hot, sexy, charming Luc..the man every woman dreams about. Sweet Luc is going to melt your heart ladies! Ah, if only there were more man like him out there!
Seat yourself comfortably, grab some chocolate and enjoy this lovely modern romance story. Finally, I would like to thank Juliette for giving me a copy of this wonderful book! I am really looking forward to reading the sequel 'Kissed in Paris' and I hope the author won't let us wait on it for too long. Je t'aime Juliette et merci beaucoup pour le livre :)

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