Author Spotlight

Interview with Kaira Rouda | In Their Own Words #kairarouda #thefavoritedaughter #sundaysessions

I’m so pleased to welcome one of my favorite local authors to the blog. Kaira Rouda is the author of several books including her two most recent titles, BEST DAY EVER and THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER. Here’s my review of her latest. I’ve met Kaira several times and she has such a sweet and magnetic happy […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews

Book Review and Excerpt | The Evil That Was Done by Michele Pariza Wacek #secretsofredemption #thriller

Welcome to the Release Tour for THE EVIL THAT WAS DONE by Michele PW – brought to you by Forever Write PR. Michele PW is back with THE EVIL THAT WAS DONE, the shocking conclusion where long-buried secrets will finally be revealed. Time is running out for Becca to prove she isn’t responsible for the […]

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First Lines Fridays

First Lines Friday | Find Your Next Book 6.28.19 #firstlinesfridays #weeklyfeature

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first […]

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Giveaway

Book Review and Giveaway | The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King #TheChefsSecret #CrystalKing #HFVBTBlogTours

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Published: February 12, 2019 Pages: 352 I thoroughly recommend this historical fiction title for its sophisticated writing and attention to detail. The plot revolves around the life of Giovanni’s uncle in Renaissance Italy, a famous chef who has a lifetime of journals full of alarming secrets. They’re so dangerous, he’s written […]

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Top Ten Lists

16 Most Anticipated July-December Reads | #newbooks #TBR #orangecountyreads

16 Most Anticipated July-December Reads This was a recent Top Ten Tuesday prompt but I couldn’t just stop at ten! The second half of 2019 has so many amazing new releases: 1 favorite series, 8 favorite authors, 5 historical fiction, 1 YA, 4 thrillers, 1 memoir and 4 family dramas. Here are the 16 Upcoming […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review | Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle #dearwife #netgalley #bookreview

Genre: Thriller, Mystery Published: June 25, 2019 Pages: 385 Wow this was a fantastic psychological thriller! I read this book quickly because I NEEDED to know what happened next. Beth’s character was very empowering as her story begins with her escaping her abusive husband. (Anyone remember Julia Roberts in Sleeping With The Enemy?) She’s got […]

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Author Spotlight

Interview with Janna King | In Their Own Words #authorinterview #jannaking #sundaysessions

I’m so pleased to welcome one of my favorite authors to the blog. Janna King is the author of The Seasonaires and Malibu Bluff. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her several times and she is so warm and approachable. Her two books read like a TV show if that makes any sense. …A juicy, […]

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General Info

First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 6.21.19 #firstlinesfridays #weeklyfeature

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first […]

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