Bride By Mistake (Montana Born Bride Book 3)

Title: Bride By Mistake 
Series: Montana Born Bride (Book 3)
Author: Nicole Helm

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Published by Tule Publishing

Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

And Kaitlin Shuller’s groom of her dreams is marrying someone else… her sister.

Worst day ever. Her heart is broken, and all her carefully laid plans destroyed. Enter Beckett Larson, her older brother’s best friend and a very good bad decision.

Beckett has spent his life trying to outrun his bad reputation, but everyone already thinks the worst of him, so when Kaitlin offers herself to him — virginity and all— he just can’t say no.

But one night together has permanent consequences, and this time Beckett knows he can’t outrun his bad boy reputation. He’s determined to make Kaitlin his bride…even if he has to seduce her down the aisle.

BookwormReview

Kaitlin’s dream of becoming a McArthur bride was crushed when the man he longed to love, Carter, married her younger sister instead. Then she ran off with Beckett, the man she openly loathed. Their one night tryst turned to a night worth 9 months in the making.

I liked this latest book in the Montana Bride series. Nicole Helm literally helmed a bestseller with Kaitlin and Beckett in tow. I liked the idea that Kaitlin wasn’t really in good terms with Beckett, then eventually realized her feelings and acted upon it. That was quite romantic, in my opinion. And the resident bad boy reputation had always been my weakness, so Beckett clearly got me, motorcycle and tattoos included.

I also liked how Nicole wrote in such a way that one can’t help but fall in love with the characters and the story as a whole. She had me sighing with pleasure in more ways than one! All in all, this had been a great romantic read!

ARC provided by Tule Publishing through Netgalley, thank you 🙂

Check out this book, Bride by Mistake on Tule Publishing website and on Nicole Helm’s blog.

Other books in the series:

The Fairy Tale Bride by Scarlet Wilson

and His Blushing Bride by Dani Collins

Nearer Than The Sky by T. Greenwood

Title: Nearer Than The Sky Author: T. Greenwood Paperback; 321 pages Publisher: Kensington

When Indie Brown was four years old, she was struck by lightning. In the oft-told version of the story, Indie’s life was heroically saved by her mother. But Indie’s own recollection of the event, while hazy, is very different. Most of Indie’s childhood memories are like this—tinged with vague, unsettling images and suspicions. Her mother, Judy, fussed over her pretty youngest daughter, Lily, as much as she ignored Indie. That neglect, coupled with the death of her beloved older brother, is the reason Indie now lives far away in rural Maine. It’s why her relationship with Lily is filled with tension, and why she dreads the thought of flying back to Arizona. But she has no choice. Judy is gravely ill, and Lily, struggling with a challenge of her own, needs her help. In Arizona, faced with Lily’s hysteria and their mother’s instability, Indie slowly begins to confront the truth about her half-remembered past and the legacy that still haunts her family. And as she revisits her childhood, with its nightmares and lost innocence, she finds she must reevaluate the choices of her adulthood—including her most precious relationships.

BookwormReviewIndie Brown may have just died when she was young, but her mother prevented that after she got struck by lightning. Since then, things were never the same again. Tried as she might to remember what happened, the only thing she see now is a different kind of treatment. Whatever Indie thought about her mother was changed when she came back to their childhood home, after learning about her mom’s grave illness. She couldn’t believe what she realized – her own mother might just have been the one causing harm to her own children, and it seemed that Lily, her sister was doing the same to her own kid. This is my first time to read a story about the mental disorder, Munchausen Syndrome. I haven’t ever heard about it even before I read this book. Now, I feel that I should research and know more about this sickness. This had been a heavy and emotional read, I didn’t know first how to react. As a mom to three kids, I could never, in a million years, think of doing harm to my own flesh and blood. But after reading this book about a mom suffering from a mental illness, I couldn’t help but cry and shake my head. But storywise, this had been a well-written one, full of compassion, hope, understanding and appreciation. T. Greenwood is a passionate and talented storyteller and I’d love to read more of her other books!

Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking

Title: Ice Kissed IceKissed
Series: Kanin Chronicles #2
Author: Amanda Hocking
ARC provided by Netgalley
published by St. Martin’s Press

Bryn Aven has always longed to be a part of the Kanin world.

Though she has no social status because she’s a half-breed, she refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm . . . the glittering palace of the Skojare.

The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal rival who’s been threatening the Kanin, and, being half Skojare herself, it’s a chance for Bryn to learn more about her heritage. Her boss Ridley Dresden is overseeing her mission and wants to help. He’s always been her most trusted friend—but as their undeniable attraction heats up, he becomes a distraction she can’t afford.

Brynn is about to discover that the Skojare world is full of secrets, and as she’s drawn in deeper and deeper, she doesn’t know who to trust. As she gets closer to Ridley, she realizes she may not even be able to trust her own heart.

BookwormReviewThis is one of those times when I had to read the second book first instead of Book 1. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a copy of the first book, but when Netgalley had this, luckily, my request to read this was accepted.

The concept of trolls is kind of new to me. (Honestly, I don’t remember reading a novel that’s got trolls in it. Or Maybe I have totally forgotten. Sorry, my memories fail me today).

Bryn Aven is  a part troll. In the Storvatten kingdom, she’s referred to as a half Skojare. She’s a tracker who has no troll abilities, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to be part of Kanin. The book starts with Bryn and Ridley reporting to the King about the possibility of Queen Linnea’s death, the recent escape of Konstantin Black and the involvement of Victor Dalig, the man who had tried to overthrow the Kanin King for as long as she remembers. A lot is Bryn’s mind, but what keeps her smiling is her friend Tilda’s upcoming wedding to Kaspar and the birth of their firstborn child.

Everything falls apart when Konstantin returns and one of her friends died. Everything Bryn previously believed seems to be untrue. And now it’s up to her to prove everyone that she isn’t the murderer they think she is.

Ice Kissed had me reading from sunset to sunrise! Bryn, Ridley, Konstantin and Kenet are such interesting characters. This world of trolls had me captivated. Amanda Hocking may just be my new favorite fantasy author!

Needless to say, I was hooked by the premise of this book as soon I first heard about the mystical realm that Amanda Hocking has created. That’s why I would love to read the first book in the series! And of course, I can’t wait to read what happens next to Bryn!

Check out Author Amanda Hocking on her website and her books on Amazon

A New Baby In the Forest

ANewBabyForestTitle: A New Baby in the Forest

Book 1 of the Growing Up with Pansy Series

Author: C M Buckles

A book for toddlers to laugh and learn. Parents will enjoy the bright colors and the lessons on colors and numbers. This interactive book is about a baby fairy. Look for Book 2 coming soon.

BookwormReview

I’ve read the book with my 3-year old. He loved it, he always points to Pansy, the new born baby fairy and the little bugs. My boy already knows how to count and identify colors, so when I read this book to him, he was pleased to see the colorful pictures and he also counted 1,2,3… Overall, it was entertaining and perfect for little tots.

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GREAT NEWS: This book can be read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Check out C.M Buckles the author, on her Amazon page

Her other books include:

The Two Hundred Year Secret – also free on Kindle Unlimited

Hay Un Nuevo Bebe En El Bosque 

The Fairy Tale Bride (Montana Born Bride Book 1)

Title: The Fairy Tale Bride FairytaleBride
Series: Montana Born Bride
Author: Scarlet Wilson
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Published by Tule Publishing

Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

Lisa Renee loves weddings. As owner of Marietta’s bridal salon, Lisa takes charge when a celebrity wedding rolls into town and does what she does best: hosting the fairy tale wedding her clients dream of. But the celebrity’s badly behaving bridesmaids shatter Lisa’s poise, excitement, and hopes of putting Marietta and her boutique on the map. The only place she can find peace is on the pediatric ward of the local hospital where she volunteers, a place that holds more meaning to her than anyone knows. Leave it to the handsome and charming new doctor to change all of that…

Dr. Adam Brady is enjoying his new job and anonymity at Marietta’s hospital, but he hasn’t been able to focus entirely since the gorgeous business owner and hard-working volunteer piqued his interest. As he spends more time with her, sparks fly, and he realizes that he’s not the only one in Marietta with secrets…

BookwormReviewIt always fascinates me to read about the lives of wonderful people of Marietta. I feel like it’s my second home. Reading about them always makes me smile. After the Montana Bachelor Auction Series which I have read and completed last March, I’m excited to start my May with a new series, this time, with the Montana Brides to be.

And so we start with the cute story of Lisa Renee, resident Marietta bridal shop owner and Adam Brady, a doctor from another state who moved to Montana for reasons only known to him.

Lisa & Adam – two people who found each other in the hospital: Lisa was a volunteer who help children and adults by reading them bedtime stories, most of which are fairy tales. Adam, on the other hand, was a doctor who cared a lot for his patients. Lisa had another day job -managing her bridal shop for every girl who believes in fairy tale. A bigshot Hollywood wedding was about to take place in Marietta and Lisa’s at her wit’s end because of some demanding and brat bridesmaids who couldn’t decide on what dress to wear. She found her piece of mind in the hospital and she had reasons why she continuously went there. And that intrigued Adam.

Dr. Adam Brady was mystery, too. And it all has to do with a lottery! Will the fairy tale bride finally find her happily ever after? Your guess is as good as mine.

A great start of a possible six-book series. As usual, this is a romantic love story that every contemporary reader would love. This is my first Scarlet Wilson book and this won’t definitely be the last.

Check out The Fairy Tale Bride on Amazon | and visit Scarlet Wilson’s books on her author website

Cover Reveal: Joni, Underway

JoniUnderwayTitle: Joni, Underway
Author: Kelly Oram & Jonathan Harrow
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: August 22, 2015

Summary:
Nineteen year old Joni Monday is loving life as an adult—living on her own, dealing with grown-up things like jobs, hook-ups, and doing her own laundry. Best of all: after finishing her first year at ASU, she will never again be called a freshman.

But when her brother is suddenly killed in a car accident, Joni’s adult life is turned upside down. Struggling to cope with loss, guilt, and anger—not to mention the meddling of friends and family trying to “fix” her—Joni is relieved to be presented with an escape in the form of a sailing trip her brother had been planning for months before he died.

With her first step onto the sailing vessel Lady Marguerite, Joni plunges into an adventure that will mark the beginning of her real adult life—a journey across the ominous dark blue of the Atlantic Ocean with a small, eccentric crew, and the young Captain Reid, whose gorgeous looks are only outmatched by his talent for care and kindness. Unfolding through the ups and downs of life at sea is an unforgettable story reminding us that love will always be a work-in-progress and coming of age never gets old.

 

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

Title: The Passage

Series: The Passage #1

Author: Justin Cronin

Paperback edition
Published August 2010
by Orion Books

Deep in the jungles of eastern Colombia, Professor Jonas Lear has finally found what he’s been searching for – and wishes to God he hadn’t.

In Memphis, Tennessee, a six-year-old girl called Amy is left at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and wonders why her mother has abandoned her.

In a maximum security jail in Nevada a convicted murderer called Giles Babcock has the same strange nightmare, over and over again, while he waits for a lethal injection.

In a remote community in the California mountains, a young man called Peter waits for his beloved brother to return home – so he can kill him.

Bound together in ways they cannot comprehend, for each of them a door is about to open into a future they could not have imagined. And a journey is about to begin. An epic journey that will take them through a world transformed by man’s darkest dreams, to the very heart of what it means to be human.

And beyond.

Amy Harper Bellafonte is destined to become a hero. The Girl from Nowhere who will save the world. The one who will eradicate the virals. At first, I thought the virus is the catalyst to becoming a zombie, but as the story went, I learned that the virus actually turned human beings into bloodthirsty creatures, vampires. No, not the sparkly ones. But the vicious and cunning ones – imagine Gollum from LOTR, that’s how they’d look like.

This had been a thrilling read. Truth is, I learned about this book through Joseph Morgan (Klaus of The Vampire Diaries/The Originals) on his Twitter account. He highly recommended The Passage and so my curiosity was piqued. At that time, I thought his character Klaus Mikelson was the perfect vampire, and a man like Joseph Morgan who has a passion in reading is a man worth rooting for. After reading his review of The Passage, I immediately put this on my TBR list and read it as soon as I can.

I can now declare my love for The Passage. It is ridiculously awesome and horrific that I even thought I was reading Stephen King.

Hands down and thumbs up to Justin Cronin for a vampirically great novel. The Passage surpassed all my expectations in a paranormal book. This is the kind of story that would haunt me even in my dreams, but still would gladly read and relive all over again! Can’t wait to read The Twelve next!