sexta-feira, 17 de novembro de 2017

Cover Reveal - Mr. Dirty by Nana Malone

 


Title: Mr. Dirty
Series: A London Billionaire Standalone
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Amy Daws
Release Date: December 13, 2017




*This is a standalone novel with a HEA!

I have a dirty mouth. That’s the truth. Women love it. And I have no plans on changing. Why would I?

I like my life. The women, the partying, the fun.

Until I meet my new neighbour.

She’s messing with my good thing. She’s annoying, and persistent, and a pain in the…well you get the idea. She’s also gorgeous, and smart…and completely immune to me.

And now she needs my help with a little Ex payback and I’m more than happy to lend my expertise. Now all I have to do is keep from falling for her in the process. How hard can that be?






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USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

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sexta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2017

Cover Reveal - It's Complicated by Missy Johnson




Title: It’s Complicated
Series: Awkward Love #1
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance
Cover Design: Indie Sage
Release Date: December 13, 2017




They call him the Anaconda, and I'm pretty sure it isn’t because he likes snakes.

Nick Jenson is my neighbor. My hot, oh-so-sexy, very-well-equipped neighbor that I’d spend hours watching from the safety of my bedroom window.

I saw lots of things I probably shouldn’t have. Sometimes I’d touch myself, imagining it were his hands roaming over my body instead of my own. I had just one mission—to find out if the rumors were true.

Then one day, he caught me watching him.

I was mortified. I was prepared to quit college, move to another country, and live the rest of my life saying, “Nick who?” But, apparently, life had other ideas.

Because Nick? Well, he isn’t just my neighbor … He’s also my father’s best friend. If I thought things were difficult before, they were about to get a whole lot more complicated.

Oh, and those rumors? Holy fuck, are they true …





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I throw the rest of my coffee down the sink, suddenly unable to stomach it. I wait for dad to leave for work before I bolt next door search of Nick. I find him just as he’s closing his front door. I glance at the car, where the kids are already strapped in. 

“Hey,” he says with a smile. He frowns when he sees my expression. 

“Do you need to tell me something, Nick?” I growl, with my hands resting on my hips. 

The color drains from his face. “Fuck. He told you, didn’t he? I’m so sorry, Anna. I couldn't help it. He invited himself along. What was I supposed to say to the guy?” he says weakly. 

“Jesus, Nick. How about no?” I retort, still in disbelief. 

“I'm sorry,” he protests again. “I really had no choice. Short of saying hey, I'm fucking your daughter, there was nothing that would’ve gotten me out of this.” 

“Fine,” I growl, knowing I can’t be angry at him for this. “So, what’s the plan?” I say, rubbing my temples. 

“I hired a houseboat. For a week,” he muttered. 

“A freaking houseboat?” I laugh, shaking my head. 

“Jesus keep your voice down,” he hisses, glancing at his car. 

“You're telling me that for the next week, I'm stuck on a houseboat with my boyfriend, my father—who also happens to be my boyfriend’s best friend, and my boyfriend’s two kids?” Nick winces. “And you want me to keep my voice down?” 

“Uh, is now a bad time to mention you dad just called me? He wanted to check that it was okay to bring Mandy.” 

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” I mutter, shaking my head. “He must’ve called you the second he left the house.” 

This just keeps getting better and better. I liked Mandy, but it annoyed me that he made this big deal about us spending time together only to turn around and invite his girlfriend. 

What the hell am I going to do? 

Kayla is in such bad hysterics that she's practically falling off the kitchen counter when I tell her about the mess that is my life. 

“Are you fucking kidding me?” she huffs, barely able to spit the words out. “You've got to get me a ticket on that boat.” 

“It’s not a fucking show, Kayla,” I growl. “There are no tickets.” 

“Bullshit. This is going to be the show of the year,” Kayla giggles. 

“Come on, please be serious, Kales,” I frown. 

“I am being serious. You need me there,” Kayla says. The laughter is gone and there is nothing but honesty in her voice. The thing I love about Kayla is as crude and blunt as she can be, when you need her, she’s there. “I can help out with the kids and buy you more time alone with Nick. You think you’re gonna get any time with him without me there to cause a distraction?”

I think about it. Maybe having her there wasn't the worst idea in the world. If something went wrong and I needed an out, I know Kayla would figure something out for me.





Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a dog...you get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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Release Day Blitz - Breakaway by Heather M. Orgeron

Title: Breakaway: A friends to lovers romance
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: NA/Friends-to-Lovers
Release Date: November 9, 2017



I fell in love with my best friend but he didn't love me back.

Sounds like a cheesy line from a country song, right? Too bad it's the story of my life.

I thought that I’d moved on, swore he was the one.

But that facade began to fade in the flash of a half-carat diamond ring.

Now years later, here I am, running back to the boy who broke my adolescent heart, hoping that just maybe, he’ll be the one to piece it back together.
.... 
I fell in love with my best friend while she fell in love with him.

Ironically, it was my own damn fault. I practically served her up on a silver platter.

So I turned to my second love, basketball, moving across the country to escape.

For years, I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching, waiting.

Now it's time to make my move.

No more fouling out.

This time, I'm going to score.



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Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.

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quinta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2017

Breakaway by Heather M. Orgeron - Book Review


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Breakaway

Original Title: Breakaway
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 258 pages
Synopsis: «I fell in love with my best friend but he didn't love me back. Sounds like a cheesy line from a country song, right? Too bad it's the story of my life. I thought that I’d moved on, swore he was the one. But that facade began to fade in the flash of a half-carat diamond ring. Now years later, here I am, running back to the boy who broke my adolescent heart, hoping that just maybe, he’ll be the one to piece it back together.
....
I fell in love with my best friend while she fell in love with him. Ironically, it was my own damn fault. I practically served her up on a silver platter. So I turned to my second love, basketball, moving across the country to escape. For years, I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching, waiting. 
Now it's time to make my move. 
No more fouling out. 
This time, I'm going to score.»

I got extremely happy when I got an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of this book since it talks about a friends-to-lovers romance, a kind of romance I love so much, and it didn’t disappoint.
The action takes place around Allie and Colt, two best friends that are secretly in love with each other and that, for years, have hidden their feelings for each other out of pure fear. Time goes by and when Allie decides to visit Colt during the Summer at the university where he studies he knows, for the good of both, that he must do something.
The book starts by following the friendship of these two characters during a certain time span and the signs that lead them to never admit to each other their feelings, and I really enjoyed the fact that the author committed herself into giving us this backstory, since it’s a very important part for the action, not only so we can strengthen the relationship reader-characters, but also to give us, the reader, the bigger picture of the relationship between these two.
Like I talked about earlier, this book talks about a friends-to-lovers romance, so we always have that edge-of-seat feeling where we know they like each other but they don’t really understand the feelings of the other. However, the author very well explored this whole question.
Now talking about the characters. My main problem was with Allie – I started by thinking that she was an extremely funny and sweet character, but while the story developed and up until about half of the book, she managed to, through her actions, annoy me constantly, besides the fact that she spends most of the books just weeping for everything. Regarding Colt, he was a character that, even though he also made stupid decisions, I simply loved. I also really liked the fact that the book was told in two POV’s (Point of View), what allowed us to have two visions of the same story. As secondary characters I want to mention Den, Allie’s boyfriend, that I really started to like around half of the book because he’s a very loveable character, and colt’s housemates, Finn and Blex are, without a shadow of a doubt, two very funny characters and very well developed.
Overall, Breakway isn’t a completely new and surprising book – the idea already exists in many, many books and it’s explored in the exact same way in some. However, the construction of the characters and the way the book flows, alongside with the environment written by the author, have made this book extremely good and I recommend it.
Good readings.
 
(4 out of 5 stars)

  • «Don't be so hard on yourself. A broken heart is easy to fool... you fell in love with being love. But you can't force your heart to love a person back... no matter how badly you may want to.»

quarta-feira, 8 de novembro de 2017

Kong: Skull Island - Opinião (Film Review)

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Kong: Skull Island


Não sou a maior fã de filmes de ação, no entanto, quando vi o trailer para este filme no cinema fiquei super empolgada e não aguentei até o ir ver, e ainda bem que o fiz porque, para minha grande surpresa (e para surpresa de quem conhece os meus gostos), Kong: Skull Island juntou-se à lista dos meus filmes favoritos da vida. 
O filme acompanha Bill Rana (John Goodman), um cientista que passou os últimos 30 anos a tentar provar que realmente existem monstros e que, numa última tentativa antes da sua empresa falir, consegue escolta militar para explorar a Ilha da Caveira: uma ilha misteriosa cuja existência era mantida em segredo. Junto com ele vai Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins), um cientista contratado por Randa e que sofreu muitas críticas e troça por parte da comunidade científica por um artigo publicado mas que Randa acredita estar correto, James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), um famoso batedor que Randa contrata para garantir que eles sobrevivem na floresta, a fantástica Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), uma fotógrafa que pede para ir na expedição por acreditar que há mais da história do que se quer admitir ao público, o fantástico e incrível Marlow (John C. Reilly) e o Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) como comandante da escolta militar, entre várias outras pessoas que compõem um elenco fantástico e de peso. 
A própria história em si não é nada completamente novo nem nunca visto, mas foi, na minha opinião, muito bem explorada. E, para mim, este filme acertou no ponto em três coisas: os efeitos especiais que, apesar de eu não ter qualquer tipo de conhecimento na parte técnica parte técnica, achei que estavam muito realistas; a fantástica banda sonora que, meu Deus, é muito boa e encaixa perfeitamente com a história; e, acima de tudo, o elenco. Já esperava uma grande atuação por parte do Samuel L. Jackson e, realmente, não desiludiu. No entanto, fui muito surpreendida pelo Tom Hiddleston, de quem eu já muito ouvi falar mas nunca tive curiosidade de ver nada com a sua participação, sendo, por isso uma boa surpresa descobrir o seu grande talento. Depois temos Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins e Tian Jing que desempenharam papeis espectaculares e são todos atores dos quais eu nunca tinha ouvido falar, mas de quem, sem dúvida nenhuma, vou procurar mais trabalhos. Todo estes que acabei de referir, junto com os outros já referidos anteriormente e com aqueles que não referi por serem personagens com papeis menos importantes, protagonizaram não apenas momentos dramáticos mas também momentos muito engraçados que encontramos ao longo do filme.
A juntar ao fantástico elenco e aos efeitos especiais incríveis, temos paisagens maravilhosas. Todo o cenário do filme em si está incrível e muito bem construído.  

Vi várias críticas ao filme, algumas relativamente a áreas mais técnica como a dos efeitos especiais e do casting mas, como não tenho qualquer experiência nesse tipo de áreas, não consigo apontar qualquer crítica, e a mim todas essas áreas que vejo serem criticadas, estavam muito boas. Outra crítica que vejo muito é o facto de que o Kong mostra uma personalidade complicada mas considero esta crítica simplesmente desnecessária tendo em conta toda a história do filme em si e, como o próprio Marlow diz, "This is his home, we're just guests. But you don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs, unless you're picking a fight", e eu não podia concordar mais.

Entretanto, depois de ver várias opiniões negativas, tive durante bastante tempo a tentar associar essas opiniões ao que senti a ver o filme (por vezes quando refletimos depois de o ver encontramos problemas que não vimos antes) e realmente não consegui, não consigo encontrar um motivo para baixar o número de estrelas que dei ao filme e, honestamente, não quero: enquanto o assistia diverti-me, muito, assustei-me, em mais do que um momento fiquei muito empolgada para saber o que ia acontecer a seguir, preocupei-me com as personagens surpreendi-me e, acima de tudo, gostei bastante. Realmente não consigo apontar criticas ao filme nem vou inventá-las só para não dar as 10 estrelas quando acho que ele realmente as merece.
As palavras anteriores reflectem a minha honesta opinião e essa é a de que adorou o filme, percebo quem não gostou, mas não é o meu caso e, se houver sequela, vou ver sem sombra de duvidas. Recomendo muito.

Quotes:
  • This world never belonged to us. It belonged to them. The question is, how long before they take it back. Kong is not the only king.
  • Kong's a pretty good king. Keeps to himself, mostly. This is his home, we're just guests. But you don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs, unless you're picking a fight.
  • I guess no man comes home from war, not really.
  • Sometime's there's no enemy until you look for one.




segunda-feira, 6 de novembro de 2017

Series Reveal - Sins & Secrets Series by Willow Winters




Title: Sins & Secrets Series
Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense



Love is inexplicable. It makes you do crazy things. Love is blind… that’s a saying for a reason, isn’t it?

If anyone ever heard my story, they’d say what I did was wrong.

Even my closest friends. They wouldn’t understand. No one would.

But even my friends have sins and secrets of their own. Their stories would send chills down your spine and make you think twice about just how powerful love can be. How corrupt… how deadly.

I’ll do what I do best as an author. I’ll write my tale, but they aren’t safe. I won’t let them judge me without having their own dark stories unveiled as well.

I’ll write it all down and put a pretty little bow on it.

The Sins and Secrets Series of Duets is here.

with love, 

Jules (Imperfect, Sins and Series book 1)






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Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two. 

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

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