Friday, 31 July 2015

Review of DAD THE DOG and the EVIL SCIENTIST



I thought I would read this with a view to entertaining my grandchildren but of course I had to read it first so I was aware of the content and which of my grandkids it would be best suited for dependent on their ages etc. Well, I need not have worried as this will entertain from the small to the tall so to speak.

I absolutely laughed a lot through this story, it was exactly the kind of book I would have loved to have read to my own children years ago, there was so much fun in the story, some awesome drawings, and some fabulous names that kids will adore like the evil Dr. Ooodleboodledoo, I can just imagine the younger ones trying to get their tongues around that. I loved that the dog was called Dad, and the awesome monkeys, omg I fell about the chair laughing at those.

This will have the whole family in stitches, there are so many comical things going on it was a pure pleasure to read, and I can still conjure up a fit of the giggles as I write this review, remembering the story.

Review: Scandal: Part One

Scandal: Part One Scandal: Part One by Alison Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story has a bit of everything in it, hot steamy sex, intrigue, mystery and leaves you dying to read the next instalment​.

Our main character is Ella, her famous stepsister is murdered and Ella finds herself knee-deep in the investigation. Obviously she seeks answers and meets her dead stepsister's boyfriend Jax, who is definitely hot. Sparks are ignited between the pair, this is going to be an intriguing series.

Ella is no shy person, she knows what she wants, she is a confident woman, and content in her own skin, which enhances the whole story, we have a strong lead character instead of a shy demure weak woman!! In the midst of the drama surrounding the murder, Ella realises she wants Jax, and she has him, but thing are not all they seem. You need to read this to get any more as I am not telling!! Let's just say it is rather hot !!!

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

BLOG TOUR - ILLICIT TEMPTATIONS by JANINE INFANTE BOSCO




Illicit
Temptations
by
Janine Infante Bosco
Blog
Tour




Synopsis: 
Michael Valente...

My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family.
He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a
tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor
Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best
friend, recruited me to work for him.
Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be
the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling
those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had.
Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.

The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the
one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees
consuming my mind, body and soul.
She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most
illicit.
Nikki Pastore....
My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New
York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never
just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not
for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.
There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey.
He’s wild.
He’s reckless.
He’s hot as hell.
He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.


Playlist: 
1. Take Me To Church – Hozier
2. Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word) – Done Again
3. Wild Ones (fest. Sia) – Flo Rida, Sia
4. The Man – Aloe Blacc
5. Make It Rain – Ed Sheehan
6. Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi
7. GDFR – Flo Rida
8.  I’d Do Anything
For Love – Meat Loaf
9.  We Weren’t Born
To Follow – Bon Jovi
10.  Runaway – Bon
Jovi
11. Jealous – Nick Jonas
12. Divine Sorrow – Wyclef Jean, Avicii
13. My Hometown – Bruce Springsteen
14. Happy – Bruce Springsteen
15. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Leatherface
16. Blame – Calvin Harris
17. The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
18. Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
19. Your Song – Ellie Goulding
20. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
21. All About That Bass – Mo’jive
22. I Need Your Love – Shaggy, Mohombi
23. If I Lose Myself – Corey Gray
24. My Way – Frank Sinatra


Teasers:




















Buy
Link:

About the Author:


Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always
loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own
stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen,
she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of
the Screen Actors Guild.

Now in her early thirties Janine is dedicated to her
family, her boys the lights of her life. In her spare time, she wrote the
Riverdale Series a labor of love and family that she is so very thrilled to
share with you. Hope you enjoy the Lanza’s.

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SERIES SPOTLIGHT & SALE - The Bliss Series Boxed Set by BJ Harvey






Title: The Bliss Series Boxed Set

The Whole Damn Harem
Series: Bliss #1-5
Author: BJ Harvey
Release Date: June 30, 2015






Blurb


All five books in the international bestselling Bliss erotic romantic comedy series by BJ Harvey together in one super-sized boxed set.



The books are interconnected standalones focusing on a group of twenty-somethings’ in Chicago. Think Sex in the City meets Friends with a side of drama, a lot of crazy humor, and romantic scenes that'll have you swooning one minute and fanning yourself the next.



Includes;



Temporary Bliss (Bliss #1) - Winner 'Best Humor Romance' 2014 Indie Romance Convention



A woman who has sworn off relationships but not off sex – with ‘three friends with benefits’ no less – meets a man who wants to be everything she needs.



True Bliss (Bliss #2)



A woman wanting her fairytale ending goes online in her search for Mr Right, only to find that he’s been right under her nose all along.



Blissful Surrender (Bliss #3)



An ice queen cop comes face to face with the only man she’s ever loved and finds that with age comes maturity, and skill.



Permanent Bliss (Bliss #3.5)



The wedding nobody ever thought would happen between the two most suited Bliss characters (with all of the others along for the ride)



Finding Bliss (Bliss #4) 



The dirty doctor finally meets his match having watch all of his friends settle down. He sets out to show the world there is more to him than his famous “WD” nickname and reputation.
















Links to Buy

AMAZON US / UK / AU







 Author Bio


BJ Harvey is the International Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones on while writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and when she’s not writing – she’s reading.

BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.




She describes her writing as a little swoon, a lot of heat, a bit of drama and a whole lot of love.






 Author Links









Giveaway

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

RELEASE BLITZ - ILLICIT TEMPTATIONS by JANINE INFANTE BOSCO




Illicit
Temptations
by
Janine Infante Bosco
Release
Blitz



Synopsis: 
Michael Valente...

My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family.
He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a
tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor
Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best
friend, recruited me to work for him.
Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be
the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling
those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had.
Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.

The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the
one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees
consuming my mind, body and soul.
She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most
illicit.
Nikki Pastore....
My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New
York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never
just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not
for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.
There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey.
He’s wild.
He’s reckless.
He’s hot as hell.
He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.


Teasers:













Buy
Link:



About the Author:


Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always
loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own
stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen,
she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of
the Screen Actors Guild.

Now in her early thirties Janine is dedicated to her
family, her boys the lights of her life. In her spare time, she wrote the
Riverdale Series a labor of love and family that she is so very thrilled to share
with you. Hope you enjoy the Lanza’s.

Stalk Links:










Friday, 24 July 2015

SALE SALE SALE - Illicit Temptations By Janine Infante Bosco






Pieces


Synopsis:


Jake Lanza is one of Riverdale New York’s favorite sons. He
owns a tattoo parlor in the small upstate town and prides himself on being a
fun-loving, live by the seat of your pants type of guy. He has everything he
wants in life, a thriving business, a great family, and a best friend with whom
he could never live without.


Cara Sloane weaved her way into Jake’s life when they were
fifteen years old. After her life fell apart at such a young age, Jake helped
her heal, and began to pick up the pieces of her fallen life. His
unconventional ways slowly had him becoming the anchor in her life.


Now fourteen years later Jake begins to see Cara in a new
light. The things he thought he never wanted, he suddenly began to yearn for.
The only problem was they were both too frightened to lose the greatest love
either of them has ever known. Can Jake convince Cara there is more for them
than just a friendship? Is he willing to take that gamble himself?


Teasers:


 





Buy Link:





Broken
Pieces


Synopsis: 
Nick Foti left Riverdale New York, seven years ago, leaving
his dreams and the only family he ever knew behind. Most of all he left the one
girl that managed to completely unravel him. Samantha Lanza was his best
friends little sister. She wasn't meant to be his, she was his to protect like
a sister.
When he finally decided he couldn't fight his attraction to
her, events unfold that force him to leave her and the only life he has ever
wanted behind. Forced to work for his father in Seattle, Nick is miserable. He
spends most his time in the boardroom playing the corporate mogul. The rest of
the time he loses himself in a bottle and random woman that will never compare
to the one he left behind.
One day Nick hits rock bottom and decides he’s had enough,
he hangs up his suit and tie and sets out to reclaim the life he was meant to
have. He heads back to Riverdale just when the family he has always loved as
his own needs him the most. Everyone welcomes Nick with open arms, except Sam.
She wants nothing to do with him. Can he convince her he’s a changed man who
wants nothing more than to have her in his arms forever? Or has is the betrayal
she feels too great to forgive.


Teasers:





Buy Link:

Amazon 





Fitting The Pieces





Synopsis: 
You’ve laughed with them. You’ve cried with them. Now it’s time to say goodbye to the Lanza Family, in the final installment of The Riverdale Series.
Luke Lanza is a man who has always done the responsible thing. He has faced a lot of challenging obstacles in his life; from raising his daughter on his own, to building a successful business, even being the only viable donor that could save his brother’s life. Knowing this about his brother and knowing that he was going to die, Jake asked him to look after the love of his life. Now Luke is torn between the promise he made to his brother and the pull of something he’s never known before.

Promise me, I need to hear you say it, Luke.”
Luke swallowed. “I promise I’ll take care of Cara, you don’t have to worry about her.” A tear slipped down his cheek as he finished his vow to his little brother.
Jake smiled slightly and closed his eyes. “I could always count on you.”
Cara Sloane is struggling with the loss of her first love and the power of addiction. Jake had been her rock for so long, with him gone she realizes how broken she is. She doesn’t want to feel anything, least of all the emptiness in her heart.
I know you’re at peace and I should be thankful for that, but I can’t be. I never realized what a selfish person I was. You were suffering and all I could do was pray for you not to leave me.”

A tragic accident leaves Luke and his family pleading with Cara to change the course of her life. Can Cara face her demons and learn there is life after Jake? Can she learn that she can hold onto to the beautiful memories they made together and still live her life?
I don’t want to fix her because she’s broken.” He said with his own voice sounding a bit broken. “I want to help her because losing her too isn’t an option.”
Individually they try to heal, together they wonder if they can fit the pieces of their broken lives.


Teasers: 







Buy Link:

Amazon | Barnes &
Noble 





Jake’s Journal



Synopsis: 
In honor of the one-year Anniversary of the series you can
now read Jake's Journal.
If someone would’ve told Jake Lanza, he would have ever
kept a journal, he probably would’ve laughed in their face. Journals were for
females. His sister had a journal. He would know, being as he stole it once and
read all her deepest darkest teenage secrets. Yet, to his surprise when Nick
gifted him a blank journal, he decided to give it a try.


Dear Diary,
Fuck. That don’t sound right. In fact, it sounds kind of
gay. Why don’t these books come with instructions? You know what? Fuck this.


Jake
(Because I think I’m supposed to sign my name)
During the most the darkest days and most trying times,
Jake used his journal to expose the deepest thoughts, he wouldn’t allow himself
to say out loud. In this journal, you will read the thoughts of a man fighting
for his life. Read his letters to Cara as he pours out his heart and soul to
her, through his works and drawings he wished to create. Discover the plans he
had for his loved ones and the promises he left behind. Enjoy the legacy Jake
Lanza left behind.

Teasers:








Buy Link:





Illicit
Temptations
Releasing July 28th




Synopsis: 
Michael Valente...

My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family.
He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a
tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor
Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best
friend, recruited me to work for him.


Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be
the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling
those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had.
Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.

The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the
one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees
consuming my mind, body and soul.
She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most
illicit.


Nikki Pastore....
My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New
York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never
just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not
for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.
There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey.
He’s wild.
He’s reckless.
He’s hot as hell.
He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.


Teasers:






Buy Link: Available July 28th

Goodreads





About the Author:

Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always
loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own
stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen,
she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of
the Screen Actors Guild.

Now in her early thirties Janine is dedicated to her
family, her boys the lights of her life. In her spare time, she wrote the
Riverdale Series a labor of love and family that she is so very thrilled to share
with you. Hope you enjoy the Lanza’s.


Stalk Links: