Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Lost Boys By Lilian Carmine Blog Tour

Title: The Lost Boys
Author: Lilian Carmine
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication Date: 24th October 2013

Fate has brought them together. But will it also keep them apart?

Having moved to a strange town, seventeen-year-old Joey Gray is feeling a little lost, until she meets a cute, mysterious boy near her new home.
But there's a very good reason why Tristan Halloway is always to be found roaming in the local graveyard...

Perfect for fans of Stephenie Meyer and Lauren Kate, The Lost Boys is a magical, romantic tale of girl meets ghost.

Today I am part of Lilian Carmine's debut book The Lost Boys blog tour and I have had a few problems with Post this week so I ended up receiving this book quite late this week however I have tryed to read as much as I can before this tour I'm about half way through so I can review the first half and will do a full review later this week if its finished.

When I was asked to read & review this book for the blog tour I couldn't wait, I loved the blurb and when they said perfect for fans of Stephanie Meyer I squealed with excitement as I loved the twilight series and I wondered whether The Lost Boys was similar.
So we meet Joey Gray seventeen and just moved to a strange town feeling weird and lost in this strange town until she meets a handsome, cute mysterious boy near to her new home. His name is Tristan Halloway and the is a reason why he keeps secrets and roams the local graveyard...

As soon as I started reading this I was hooked within the first couple of chapters, I loved getting to know Joey Gray and meeting Tristan Halloway and reading that they get close until one fateful night on New years eve at a party in the graveyard..everything changes, but for the better? who knows!

I am about half way through this book and I am loving it so far, it is a fast pacing engrossed read which will leave you flicking the pages as quick as you can, I feel at the moment while reading this book something major is going to happen with Tristan but I don't think I will like it, I may even cry I think but I do hope there is going to be a happy ending for Tristan & Joey. I will just have to read more to find out :)

I do recommend this book to everyone wanting to read something similar to Twilight and Lauren Kate. I think this book could be talked about for a while. Its going to do fab I reckon.
A griphooking must read for sure!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Kindle Bargains October 2013

Hello Ladies, I know I sometimes I share posts on Facebook of bargain Kindle deals on books but I haven't done a book post on my blog of Kindle deals, so here is my Kindle Bargain Findings for this month Ranging from 46p, 56p, && 99p.




Friday, 25 October 2013

Fiction Addiction Book Tour Review: Sisters In Bloom: Snow Sisters Book 2 By Melissa Foster

Title: Sisters In Bloom: Snow Sisters Book 2
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication Date: 9th September 2013


You loved Danica and Kaylie in SISTERS IN LOVE, find out what happens next with 
Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now, her burgeoning baby bump, hormone infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister Danica glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie’s insecurities rise to the forefront—and her relationship, with fiancé Chaz Crew, is caught in the crossfire.
Chaz Crew has everything he’s ever wanted: a lovely fiancé, a baby on the way, and soon, the film festival he owns will host its biggest event ever. When he’s called away to woo the festival’s largest sponsor—and the lover he’s never admitted to having—secrets from his past turn his new life upside down.

With her baby shower around the corner, and her fiancé’s big event looming, the pressure is on for Kaylie to pull herself together—and for Chaz to right his wrongs. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds—and their hearts. 

SISTERS IN BLOOM is a testament to the bond of sisters, the strength of women, and the pains and delights that accompany motherhood. A book for every mother, sister, and daughter, SISTERS IN BLOOM will resonate with readers who love to explore family dramas.

didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it  - Beautiful & One series your not going to forget in a hurry! 4 Star Rating.

What an utterly beautiful read :) Once again I enjoyed reading this new series by Melissa Foster.
Book 2 is all about Kaylie Snow and her relationship with Chaz Crew and the start of their very own family tehe. Kaylie is pregnant and a singer too.
Kaylie's hormones are all over the place while being pregnant and she doesn't half take it out on her lovely fiance Chaz but the lovely Chaz Crew sticks by his lovely blooming Fiance and has everything he's ever wanted.
But while sorting the film festival he owns, a lover in the past comes back to haunt him and cause chaos in his life.
I loved reading this so much, It was great to catch up with Danica & Blake as well but was nice this time to read about Kaylie and Chaz and what goes on in their lives, Their ups and downs relationship makes you smile but also makes you want to scream at them for being so silly and Kaylie always doubting things in their relationship but happy when she decides to sort things out :) I was worried at times that maybe Kaylie wouldn't get her happy ending with Chaz but I'm glad Kaylie had her sister to talk to when she needed someone the most before she messed things up.

I don't want to give too much away with the story line as I feel you should read it yourself and enjoy the story yourself just as much as I did as they are brilliant books to read and you will giggle but you will also grab a tissue as you may shed a tear.
I did love reading and following Kaylie while she was pregnant and blooming very lovely, It was very adorable how her baby shower was planned and To see Kaylie & Danica come closer again as sisters was cute too. Reading about babies made me very broody for sure hehe.

I love Melissa Foster's books and she has written a fair few of different story lines but I have always enjoyed them and I will forever read them again in the future.
Thank You Melissa for giving me the chance to be part of your blog tour and enjoyed reading your books again.
Also a big Thank You to Sharon Goodwin of Fiction Addiction Book Tours for giving me the chance to be part of another fabulous book tour.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Book Review: Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream By Abby Clements

Title: Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream
Author: Abby Clements
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 26th September 2013

Amelia has a dream: toasting chestnuts by the fire with her husband Jack in their own cosy cottage. Their real life is another world - a cramped one-bedroom flat in Hackney. But when life takes a surprising turn, removal vans are soon heading to the Kent countryside.

They soon realise the cottage makeover is a far bigger project than they'd anticipated. On top of that, there's Amelia's newly loved-up mum and her tearaway half-sister, Mirabel, to contend with - pushing Amelia and Jack's marriage to breaking point.

Amelia begins to strip back the wallpaper and fittings in the cottage and discovers the story of the cottage's previous owner - and a hidden secret. As Amelia's ideas about love and family change, will her fireside dream finally come true?

didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it  - 5 Stars Cosy & Warm Fuzzy Feelings all round.

I am such a huge fan of Abby Clements books, ever since her first debut book came out Meet me under the mistletoe and I've loved all her books ever since. Her book covers are always outstanding and very eye catching for great book lovers like myself.

Abby's second book out this year is Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream, I was so excited to start reading this and I got chance on Sunday to start reading it and I was really glad I did, I wanted a book to make me feel warm and fuzzy inside (as it was a horrible rainy day outside) and to picture my very own cottage and This book was just perfect for that.

Amelia Is about to turn 30 and her friend Carly reminds her of a list they made for her for things to do when she turns 30 and one of her dreams on that list was to own her very own cottage cosy nights in roasting chestnuts on the fire with her loving husband Jack but reality is a one bedroom flat in Hackney.
Amelia soon gets her dream and her and Jack move to the countryside but when they get there..they realise the cottage needs a lot of work doing but I'm sure they can do it up together...However with money problems and their marriage starting to crumble..Is Amelia's Dream all about to crumble down?

This is one fantastic read you are going to be hooked within the first chapter and won't be able to put it down. I loved reading about Amelia & Jack's move to their very own cottage and reading about Amelia's handy work at decorating and making the cottage blossom like it should be :)
While reading this I could imagine myself being in their cottage all snug on the sofa with the fire on with a hot of coco in my hand just sounded totally bliss. I loved Amelia in this book, as I felt like I was just like her and when she was deciding what to do for each room in the house and the finishing touches she would put to each of the rooms, It just reminded me of myself very much.

I don't want to give too much away with this book as I feel like you should read this yourself and you can picture the cottage yourself and seeing the couple and the cottage blossom :)
Abby Clements has done a fantastic job once again and I cannot wait to read more of Abby's books. 

Fiction Addiction Book Tour Review : It's Got To Be Perfect By Haley Hill

Title: It's Got To Be Perfect

Author: Haley Hill

Publisher: Troubador

Publication Date: 1st September 2013

"When Ellie Rigby hurls her three-carat engagement ring into the gutter, she is certain of only one thing, that she has yet to know true love.
Following months of disastrous internet dates and conflicting advice from her dysfunctional friends, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Although now, instead of just looking for a man for herself, she’s certain her life’s purpose is to find deep and meaningful love for all of the singles in the world.

Five years on, running the UK’s biggest matchmaking agency, and with hundreds of engagements to her name, she has all the answers she needs.
She knows why eighty-five percent of relationships fail. She knows why twenty-eight is the most eligible age for a woman. She knows that by thirty-five she’ll have only a thirty-percent chance of marriage.
Most of all, she knows that no matter what, it has to be perfect.

Or does it?

It's Got to Be Perfect is inspired the author's six years as a matchmaker in London


didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it - Amazingly & A Funny Read one to treasure forever!

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! Sorry I just had to say that! Haley Hill is just a fantastic lady who has become a first time author and I am so happy for her.
I first met Haley when she asked me to read & review her book for her and i was so excited and I was then asked by Sharon Goodwin for Fiction Addiction could I be part of the book tour for It's got to be perfect and I jumped at the chance.
I enjoyed this book ever so much!

It's got to be perfect is a fantastic read which is inspired on Haley's six years as a matchmaker in London. So you can imagine while reading this you giggle like mad at some of the people who wanted matchmaking and what they got up to on their dates.

I love the character Ellie Rigby and seeing her blossom from having a crappy engagement with her fiance when she throws her engagement ring away and from crappy internet dates, blind dates and conflict advice from her friends to then deciding one day she could change all that by becoming a matchmaker and setting up what would be the UK's biggest matchmaking agency.

Do all relationships & Marriages have to be perfect? That's where Ellie Rigby comes in handy!

I loved this book and I was forever giggling along, It is an easy read that you will read and love some of the characters and the matchmaking dates that happen.
I am sooo happy that Haley finally finished this book as she had been writing it for years but with all her experience and stories she has been able to write a superb and wonderful book that people will love and treasure forever!

Thank you Haley Hill for giving me the chance to be part of your book tour and giving me the pleasure of having a book I can now treasure forever and being a pleasure of Author/Blogger friendship. Also a huge thank you to Sharon Goodwin from Fiction Addiction Book Tours :)

About The Author

Haley was born in London in 1977, with a big heart, big feet and big ideals. In 2005, she set up what turned out to be the UK's biggest matchmaking agency. She has since sold it and drunk the proceeds. She lives in Battersea with her husband James, a wine merchant and consequent enabler of her habit, their twin girls and a scruffy hound called Rufus. She spends her days chasing her toddlers around the house, trying to write but mostly just messing about on Twitter.

Now for chance to win your very own copy of It's got to be perfect. Haley Hill is offering 3 copies for 3 lovely winners..Enter the rafflecopter comp below for your very own chance.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Fiction Addiction Book Tour Review: Sisters In Love: Snow Sisters Book 1 By Melissa Foster

Title: Sisters In Love: Snow Sisters Book 1
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication Date: 9th September 2013

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it  - Fantasically 4 star rating
I Thank Melissa Foster for giving me the chance to read & review this fab new series by herself. I am a big fan of Melissa's books as I have taken part in a few book tours of her books with Fiction Addiction Book Tours.
I was given the pleasure of being part of Sisters In Love Fiction Addiction's Book Tour organised by Sharon Goodwin and I am grateful to be given the chance.

In Sisters In Love we meet Danica Snow a therapist, big sister to Kaylie and always the smart one out of the two of them. Danica takes part in a Big Sister Program who she met Michelle and looks out for her all the time.
When Danica meets a handsome fella in a coffee shop with the name Blake Carter...Danica's life isn't going to be the same again and she ain't ever going to forget about him...

This is a fantastic read where we follow the Snow sisters but book one is mainly about Danica Snow and what she does for her living and everything.
I loved reading this book because it is an easy read and you soon love the characters and get to know Danica and her insecurities and her not being able to resist hunky Blake Carter.
Blake Carter is a ladies man for sure and has plenty of one night stands but when his best friend and business partner Dave dies in a ski accident, things shake Blake to realty and that he cannot carry on what he is doing and when he meets Danica in the coffee shop but not in a nice way he soon realises he only wants to spend the rest of his life with that certain lady...but is he going to win?

Melissa Foster did a fantastic job of writing this book and I think anybody can enjoy this new series as they are easy reads with plenty of laughs and sad moments but you just cannot put the books down.
Thank you Melissa for letting me part of the Book Tour and Thank you Sharon Goodwin for letting me part of Fiction Addiction Book Tours.

Fiction Addiction Book Tours Cover Reveal Blitz: The Cheesecake Queen By Miranda P. Koerner

InkSpell Publishing
Release date: 21st November

Sugar Rule 1: Christmas is the perfect time for cheesecake.
Sugar Rule 2: Men are as useful as burnt cookies.

After losing her reporting job to layoffs at the local paper, Caeleah Turner’s pity party at the airport is interrupted by a woman claiming to know the location of the world’s best cheesecake. Intrigued, Caeleah trades plane tickets with the woman and finds herself in Chestnut, Colorado, a tiny town hiding a woman known as the Cheesecake Queen. The Cheesecake Queen not only bakes the best cheesecakes in the country, but her cheesecake is known to cure everything from infertility to baldness—one woman even loses 100 pounds on it! There is a thick batter of secrets behind The Cheesecake Queen and her two sisters, who operate all the bakeries in town.

But as the mayor’s efforts to shut down the Sugar sisters before Christmas gear up, Caeleah finds herself wanting to sample his own treats.

There’s a bigger secret than love to Cinnamon’s cheesecakes. And Caeleah is determined to find out what it is.

The cover looks like a fab book already...Cake & Christmas? what more couldn't be perfect! I cannot wait to read this little beauty! I hope a lot of you will want to read it too!

Miranda Koerner is a writer living in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and two Chihuahuas. A former children’s magazine editor and reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the Express-News, Miranda has written for The Current, Taste, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many other publications. Her YA novel The Butterfly Dress was published by Girl E books and is available through and Smashwords. She is anticipating her next novel, Blue Mermaid, with Turquoise Morning Press in April 2013. For more information, visit or her blog at

Find her on Facebook at or twitter @BlondeDuckie.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Fiction Addiction Book Tour Review: So You Think You're A Celebrity...Chef? By Caroline James

Title: So, You Think You're A Celebrity...Chef?

Author: Caroline James

Publisher: ThornBerry Publishing
Publication Date: 4th October 2013


Mix together…

A tough-cookie media agent who's clawed her way to the top, and a con-man who wants to open a cookery school. Add in a washed-up celebrity chef whose career needs re-building…
Flavour with…
An aging rock star fresh from rehab, and a Sloane Ranger food writer who gets her own TV show…
Bring to the boil…
At a Gourmet Food Festival, in Ireland, where anything goes!
When media agent Hilary Hargreaves travels to Ireland to look at a campaign for a new cookery school, she meets a blast from her past - the romantic but feckless chef Mickey Lloyd, who is hell-bent on resurrecting his flagging career. Her tough demeanour is rocked as it becomes apparent Mickey's intentions involve more than a stint behind a stove in his quest to pursue her. But as plans for the school gain momentum, she realises that she's developing more than a passing interest in reformed alcoholic Long Tom Hendry, who owns the crumbling old mansion where the school will be homed. Hilary has many ingredients to juggle with her demanding client list - which looks set to boil over if she doesn't keep control. From London's bustling Soho, to Southern Ireland and the sunny shores of the Caribbean, has Hilary got too much on her plate and is she really prepared to risk it all for love?


didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it didn't like it  -A Wonderful & Well Deserved 5 Star rating!
What a splendid read once again by Caroline James! I Loved Caroline's First Book Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & me that had me giggling all the way through and Caroline James was one of the first book reviews I did and I am so grateful to be part of her book tour for her second book So You Think You're A Celebrity...Chef? today!. Thank you Caroline for believing in me.

So You Think You're A Celebrity....Chef? well where do i start? It is a fantastic read that will have you giggling along with Media Agent Hilary Hargreaves and her two assistants Heidi & Bob. I loved all of the book I was in stitches most of it as I could definitely see myself acting the same way Hilary did, was very comical.
Hilary Hargreaves comes across a straight forward no messing kind of woman and acts as though she doesn't want a man as her career is more important and she loves for business to strive in its potential even if you do get some very annoying clients who won't do as they are told.
But Hilary's life comes across a blast from the past Mickey Lloyd a romantic but reckless chef who is desperate for his career get back on track..but is he hoping to win Hilary's heart back too at the same?

I just loved the book and all the characters apart from Lenny, he was just an ass and I was glad what he got coming to him! Not going to say more as don't want to spoil the story.
Caroline James has written a perfect book once again and with the style of writing so easy to follow and get hooked in with the characters I feel this book can do superb and want every one to read it!
The mention of Chocolate Brownies now always gets me mouth watering...Caroline James! lol.

I did have some tissues with me at one stage in the book but then I couldn't help but smile towards the end aswell :)
This book is definitely one not to miss because if your looking for an easy read with plenty of laughs then So You Think You're A Celebrity...Chef? is the perfect book for you.

Thank You Caroline James && Sharon Goodwin of Fiction Addiction Book Tours for giving me the chance to be part of this wonderful author's booktour :)

Now for your chance to win some fabulous prizes that Caroline James has put together with the help of some lovely people then follow the rafflecopter to win some great prizes!!
(You will all want your very own Bespoke book bag....I won one and was wayyyy excited when I received it hehe!)