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Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 25, 2014 at 12:20pm

Our Beck Valley Books review of fun romance Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael 'I found myself smiling and chuckling throughout'

How far would you go to make sure your parents lived the life they really wanted? That's the deliberation of Davis, a wannabe cowboy who has always dreamt of owning his own ranch but had to put that all on hold since he had to take over his fathers business when he died. Not only that Davis is the handsome bachelor in town who could have his pick of any lady, happy as he is his mother's isn't. Her only dream is to see her son married, she has even turned down moving to Tokyo with the love of her own life as she cannot leave Davis until he is settled. What is he to do? Davis and his father in law to be, Jim, come up with a plan to find a fiance to show to his mother until she finally agrees to live her own life and be happy.

Charlie is one of the town librarians who Davis regularly sees as he continues to study up on his dream ranch, not his usual type but his mother would like her, although there is something about her..... Charlie encouraged by her roommate to start being more daring in life and take the odd risk accepts to the challenge of being the pretend finance, after all there's no possible chance anything else would happen as she detests cowboys. Simple enough plan, but will it work out the way they planned or will things take a romantic turn?

This was a real quick read, full of fun I found myself smiling and chuckling throughout. I loved the predicaments they found themselves in, their constant teasing of each other and wondering what would happen next in the storyline. As I've mentioned before romance isn't my first choice in reading but this surprised me and I actually found myself loving the read, there is a charm to this pair that seems to take hold of you.

A nice entertaining read that I really enjoyed, looking forward to book 2 and catching up with everyone yeehaw!!

http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/book-review-chasing-c...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 24, 2014 at 6:11am

Our Beck Valley Books Book Review - Yefon: The Red Necklace by Sahndra FON DUFE 'The story brings the tribal culture alive'

"Yefon is a young girl that was born into a favoured and highly respected family of the Nso tribe in Cameroon and one of the families that are eligible to bear the heir to the throne. You will come to love and cherish her, she is ambitious, independent and dreams of a life that is far from the traditional role of the tribal women, where boys schooled and girls worked with their bare feet. Even thinking about being anything but a housewife is punishable, you had to master household tasks and had to make your husband proud and happy or face disgrace. Although more of a tomboy than a young girl, she lacks confidence and is continually beaten down, both physically and mentally by the lack of love from her mother who makes her feel more of an outcast than a daughter. Luckily for Yefon she has a close bond with her father who she idolises which comes across warmly to the reader, he has the knowledge that his daughter is set for greater things. On each occasion he has to go away to work he always brings Yefon a treat on his return and one day he brings her a beaded necklace, which a long time ago belonged to the mother of the people. Why is this so important? What will happen to Yefon as she grows? This is where the book really picks up pace and by the end of the book you will find yourself needing book 2 to continue.

I have a fascination of tribal life, learning about their ways and enjoyed reading about the daily life of the tribe, getting an insight of how they lived and thought and how they connected with each other. Sitting round a fire telling stories to each other is heartwarming and sounds like a life miles apart from the world we currently live in where it's all computers, xbox and the like. The story brings the culture alive and tribal words are included here and there in the read, which you gradually get used to although I wish I had known about the Glossary of these terms at the beginning and not when I had reached the end  There are also beautiful drawings of each character at the back of the book and a lovely note from the author.

I was literally glued to the book half way through to the end, following Yefon on her journey, unable to put it down. Seriously you get to the end of the book at a pinnacle moment and I found myself tingling inside to find out more from the author. This book will inspire all women worldwide to allow yourself to meet your true potential and live your dream."

Read all about the book and enter the giveaway here....
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/book-review-yefon-red...
#yefon

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 24, 2014 at 5:50am

Summer Beach Reading Party ebook Giveaway - 10 Winners !!#summerreading

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Comment by Vanessa Strickler on July 20, 2014 at 12:11am

Hi, I'm an Author Assistant for six authors and I'm looking for ebook reviewers.

The authors I work with now are Mary Ting/M. Clarke, Alexandrea Weis, Angela Corbett/Destiny Ford, Rose Garcia, Jennifer Miller and Gypsy Rae Choszer.

I can send links to author pages if you'd like to check the books out.

The books very from YA, NA, Contemporary Romance, Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance and some Erotica.

If you can post a review on your Blog, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and or Facebook that would be great.

Everyone who helps out will be placed into a monthly drawing for a giftcard. I will also be willing to share posts for you too.

Please email at vanliz1@aol.com if you're interested. I need your contact name, blog name & url and facebook link.

Thank you for your time, Vanessa aka Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader

Comment by Ro on July 19, 2014 at 6:15am

Hey,

I'm Ro and I run a young/new adult blog called Zone Out Mode (www.zoneoutmode.com). Right now it includes posts on Books and tv/film, however it's in the process of being expanded and I want to also include a music and fashion section.

But I need more bloggers who are interested in any of these categories (fashion/music/books/tv and film) to help and contribute posts on a regular basis. If you think this sounds like something you would like to do I would love to have you on board! All you need to do is fill this out http://formsmarts.com/form/13py and include an article that you have already written so I could see your style of writing. 

Thank you for reading this!

Ro xoxo

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 18, 2014 at 10:49am

Your invited to our Summer Beach Reading Party!
Come on over, pour yourself a drink, relax and enjoy these great Summer reads......

Authors include Rachelle AyalaEmerald Barnes (Writer)Natasha Brown,Melissa FosterMichele Gorman BooksAmy Manemann - AuthorM.J. Rose,Kathleen ShoopA. R. Silverberry and Ellie Thornton

#summerreading
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/summer-beach-reading-...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 18, 2014 at 10:49am

Your invited to our Summer Beach Reading Party!
Come on over, pour yourself a drink, relax and enjoy these great Summer reads......

Authors include Rachelle AyalaEmerald Barnes (Writer)Natasha Brown,Melissa FosterMichele Gorman BooksAmy Manemann - AuthorM.J. Rose,Kathleen ShoopA. R. Silverberry and Ellie Thornton

#summerreading
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/summer-beach-reading-...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 16, 2014 at 12:51pm

Beck Valley Books Book Review of Magnolia Gods - a novel by Thomas Hollyday River Sunday Romance Mysteries

"This authors writing and story telling gets stronger with each novel he compiles. His knowledge and historic research shines through expertly. The strong point of this book is the honesty and integrity that the author conveys to the reader.

The novel revolves around the apparent treachery of Captain Lawson and the missing plane we was flying. On investigation the truth starts to unfold with far reaching consequences. When a big corporation want to hide or keep secrets it is amazing to what lengths they will go to and what / who they will pay to maintain that silence. But some people cannot be bought and will fight to the end for the truth.

I think the writer is brave for writing a novel about the corruption and the way that money can hide the real truth to the general public. This novel even though its based on fiction is very topical at the moment where a lot of secrets from the past are being uncovered and those held responsible are been held accountable.

The author is one of my favourites and his books are high on my reading list and always look forward to his next publication. The way that the author uses his expert knowledge of the places and the historic background of the people who live there are first class and add a realistic hint to the story line. 

A real gem of a book about the little people taking on the corporate giants."

Read more on the #book here.....
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/book-review-magnolia-...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 16, 2014 at 12:28pm

5***** for Whole Lotta Love by Rachelle Ayala 'romance, a hint of mystery and a few twists and turns, a must read' reviews Life as Leels

"I couldn’t put this book down! I stayed up until 2:30am this morning reading because I couldn’t put it down, and when I woke up, I grabbed the book to finish reading it.

Dylan is… wow! I love the bad boy types, and while he turned out to be nothing that I expected, he definitely has my heart.

Little Miss Carina reminds me of a younger me – all business, no fun.
While this book is mostly a romance story, there is a hint of mystery in it – a few twists and turns as to what is really going on – and definitely drama.

Unless you are a man that really likes romance, I don’t forsee a man enjoying this read, but I don’t know any woman who would not enjoy this book!"

Read more on the #book and enter the #giveaway from here....
http://lifeasleels.com/2014/07/whole-lotta-love-by-rachelle-ayala.html

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 15, 2014 at 10:59am

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stars
Wes as a BBF: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hotness Level: ★ ★ ★ ★
Swoon Level: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

BRAND NEW Fated for Love by Melissa Foster 'a fun adventure with a ton of laughs, a lot of romance' reviews Family, Love and Other Stuff
Book #8 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #16


"Well, just damn. I’d love to climb into Melissa Foster’s mind and see what other sexy hunks she has hiding in there.  This is another winner in the Love in Bloom Series.

Fated for Love by Melissa Foster is the love story of Callie Barnes and Wes Braden. Yes, another Braden. This one is a super hot and sexy cowboy. I totally swooned over Wes and his love of the outdoors. Callie is definitely a perfect fit for him even though she is definitely not the outdoorsy type. Heights? Afraid of them. Horses? Yep, she’s not a fan. Will Wes and Callie find common ground and overcome their obstacles?

Callie has the funniest friends and I love that they push Callie beyond what she thinks are her limits. As for Wes (*swoon*) he has a love of family and a healthy romantic side. I found myself drawn to the characters and Ms. Foster had me hanging on every word and turning the pages as quickly as I could just so I could find out what happened next.

This is a fun adventure with a ton of laughs, a lot of romance, and a pair of kindred spirits. I cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeve next (let me suggest more sexy hunks?). As with all books in this series, Fated for Love is a complete stand-alone novel. Although, I would suggest reading the other books in this series just because there is always a hot, sexy hero. "

Read more at http://familyloveandotherstuff.com/fated-for-love-melissa-foster/#V..."
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