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Started by Leigh Smith Sep 27, 2011.
Happy tuesday lunch time.... You know i was thinking about my mum, she anoys me to no end, we are very much the opisits of each other! Where my daughter and i are very much the same! My mother:-…Continue
Our Beck Valley Books review of Hot Flash by Kathy Carmichael'She certainly knows how to make you laugh in her books'.....
"Sit down, relax and get ready to smile your way through this fun read. Poor Jill, her life is basically in chaos, not only is her failed marriage unusual, her ex is now a woman, she's been recently dumped, her fathers in prison and she's working as a Sous Chef in a highly acclaimed restaurant alongside a drug/alcohol addict of a Head Chef who enjoys the odd grope or two.
As if that wasn't enough, now single, her one aim is to find a way to fund her sons college. What is she to do? Well she sends a survey, of course, to happily married women on the secrets of marital success. The only common factor is hubbie being away from home so there's the mission, to find Mr Right in the Travelling Salesman shopping mall!!
Join Jill and her crazy friends on her hunt, but could the answers be staring her in the face, or sorted out in time with patience? The needed outcome to a problem isn't necessarily what you first thought it was.
Kathy Carmichael certainly knows how to make you laugh in her books, I've got to be honest and say that the charming read of Chasing Charlie is still my favorite, but not by much distance."
Read more about Jill in Hot Flash... http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2015/03/hot-flash-by-kathy-carm...
** HOT NEW BOOK RELEASE **Feast your eyes on the HUNKY HEROES OF THE LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES by Melissa Foster
Color images of your favorite heroes and a quote from each of the published books!
Now available at Amazon.com KINDLE: http://amzn.to/1aPuzBZPaperback: http://amzn.to/1DZGbzN
**Not yet available on other retailers
This is not a novel, please read full description - Fall in love with the heroes of the Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster. .They're hot, sexy, wickedly naughty, and the most loyal and loving bunch around. In this edition you'll find images of thirty-six hunky heroes from the series, along with one quote from each of the novels that have already been published. .**This book does NOT include the actual Love in Bloom novels. It only includes images of the heroes and one quote from each of the books that has already been written. .
Now available for pre-order! DISCOVERING DELILAH (Harborside Nights, Book Two) by Melissa Foster.Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love. #LGBT
PRE-ORDER Discovering Delilah here....KINDLE: http://amzn.to/1GxP5okNOOK: http://bit.ly/DiscoveringDelilah_NookKOBO: http://bit.ly/DiscoveringDelilah_KOBOGPLAY: http://bit.ly/DiscoveringDelilah_GPlayiBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/discovering-delilah/id971815844?mt=11
DISCOVERING DELILAH is an #LGBT Contemporary Melissa Kay
After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.
Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn’t out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah.
When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah’s whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn’t as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents’ death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything.
COMING soon the full Harborside Nights series: Catching Cassidy (Het) Discovering Delilah (F/F) Tempting Tristan (M/M) Chasing Charley (Het) Breaking Brandon (M/M) Embracing Evan (Het) Reaching Rusty (Het) Loving Livi (Het)
Characters from the Love in Bloom series will appear in the Harborside Nights books.
BRAND NEW Booker Release & OUT NOW !!Booker: Tap That by John W. Mefford | Author (Booker #2)Loving this 'turn paging series' is Life as Leels.......
"I read Booker: Streets of Mayhem and thoroughly enjoyed it. The same holds true for Tap That.
There is nothing I love more than a good ‘who dunnit’ mystery read and so far, that is exactly what the Booker series has been.
Tap That starts off with a big surprise that I don’t recall happened at the end of Streets of Mayhem (I’m not saying it didn’t happen or wasn’t hinted to… I just don’t remember it!)
I have to admit – that surprise started the book off on a great shocker and the shocks just kept coming. (And I hate that I can’t share it, but I don’t want it to ruin anything!)
The book involves much more than one case and is full of suspense.
There is murder, fighting, drug deals, surveillance, and a lot of sneaky sneakiness going on!
In Streets of Mayhem, the book was personal with his daughter and his ‘baby momma’ and Tap That does not skip on anything on a personal level with Booker.
The Booker series is really turning into a great series that I am loving. If you are a mystery/suspense fan that likes being surprised at the end – this series is definitely for you!"
Find out more on the Booker Series here.....http://lifeasleels.com/booker-tap-that-by-john-w-mefford-book-review
Our Beck Valley Books review of After the Goode: A Jake Roberts Novel (Book 3) by Cary Allen Stone 'a wonderful page turning thriller' .....
"Welcome back to my new favourite detective Jake Roberts who has recently been forced to retire from the police force. On his vacation he is asked to consult on a murder case.
The excellent thing about this authors style of writing is that he keeps the text and language simple with exceptional character traits of the main characters. He cleverly let's the reader know who the killer is and an excellent game of cat and mouse ensues between killer and detective, which provides a wonderful page turning thriller. The writer shows a talent for how the night club show scene works and what traits and dedication to that particular lifestyle you need to be a success. As a reader you will find yourself totally engrossed in following Jake's new choice of lifestyle and will find out what he really wants to do.
The story keeps the reader totally enrapt till the last page and finishes on a real climax. The creation of Jake Roberts rates alongside James Patterson's Alex Cross and Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks, who all concentrate on the personal psyche and lives of the detectives."
Find out more on the #book and author here....http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/book-review-after-goo...
Our Beck Valley Books review of Book Review - To Fall in Love Again by David Burnett, Author 'Another great read from this wonderful author'.....
"A lovely gentle romance which nicely focuses on a mature relationship and all the joys and negatives that this can bring. It's a nice mellow read with delightful characters that you will want to relax with and enjoy.
We start with such a sad beginning as before Drew's wife dies she makes him promise that he will remarry and be happy. On the other side of the coin we have Amy whose cheating husband kills himself on the day divorce papers are filed. Fates plays a heavy hand to steer them both onto the path of romance, with a little help of friends and family and of course Drew's adorable and funny grandson.
Everything would be fine, if romance and their own personal feelings were all that mattered. But Drew comes from what Amy feels is like another world, with money, extravagant houses and stature, how can she possibly belong? Family are an important part in both lives and their children are obviously protective of their parents and questions are raised about the motives of the other half in the relationship. On top of which both have the grief of their loved ones. They want to be in love but will all this baggage be way too much for them to deal with? I have to say that at one point in the story I wasn't sure which way the relationship would go.
A story of loss, betrayal, love and hope. Another great read from this wonderful author."
Read more on the #book and author here....http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/book-review-to-fall-i...
BRAND NEW RELEASE !!Crashing into Love by Melissa Foster had Miki's Hope 'blushing' following hunky Jake & Fiona's #hot story....
"This is an extremely steamy novel so it may not be for everyone-but it is a true Love Story with a Happy ending. Some of the scenes even had me blushing and I do not blush easily!
Everyone deserves a second chance--even if she did break Jake Braden's heart in about a thousand different pieces, don't they? They were so much in love as teenagers and then Fiona listened to her Mom and broke off with Jake to pursue her college education and experience other people. Fiona's parents had just divorced---need I say more? Well here it is MANY years later and Fiona just can't get Jake out of her blood--she decides to try to get him back. Jake is now a famous stuntman and a player -he has walls built round his heart and has sworn never to allow himself to be hurt again. It takes a bit--but those walls eventually come tumbling down--but there is still their very different lifestyles to navigate. Can they do it?"
Read all about the #book, author, giveaway and the award winning Love in Bloom Series here....http://www.mikishope.com/2015/03/sisters-in-bloom-ebook-5-ww-rev-of... …
'I was laughing so hard there were tears running down my cheeks' Miki's Hope reviewing Hot Flash by Kathy Carmichael ...
"I read this from cover to cover-no way I was stopping until I hit THE END!! Jill Storm's ex husband was now a woman--her son was a wanna be artist--her Dad was in jail for committing white collar crimes and her Mom--well let's just say she is hilarious--as long as she isn't YOUR Mom!! Of course I have one almost as nosy and manipulative. Jill just happens to be a sou chef at a prestigious hotel in Las Vegas but that isn't going to help pay for college tuition for her soon to be college bound son. Then imagine turning 40, being in semi menopause and deciding you really need to find a husband to help pay for college for your son. She sends out a questionnaire to happily married woman and tries to go from there. Enter her son's third grade teacher who is totally unacceptable. To add to the merriment add in 4 wonderful friends who all try to help each other out--or at least help drink each other out of their misery.
This is the author that also wrote Chasing Charlie - another novel that had me laughing. If you like to laugh--really laugh then you have to read Kathy Carmichael's novels!!"
Read all about the #book and author here....http://www.mikishope.com/2015/03/25-amazon-gc-paypal-ww-hot-flash-k...
Our Beck Valley Books Review for Mind Over Murder: A Jake Roberts Novel Book 2 by Cary Allen Stone 'excellent crime novel'
"The second instalment of the escapades and adventures of Jake Roberts is an excellent follow up to the first book, After the Evil. The detective is facing a very puzzling case of yet another serial killer who is leaving no clues behind. He finds that he has to turn to Lori Powers who had fled the USA after leaving a trail of dead men and now has been captured and awaiting trial.
I really like the authors' ability to touch on the human side of the character especially the emotion they feel and the psyche that drives them. He is a no hold bar writer and takes you into the dark side of a persons persona which leads to excitement, tension and a lust for revenge. A very easy book to read and follow.
Although this is the second novel involving Jake Roberts it can be read without reading the first as the author explains as we go through the previous history.
Another excellent crime novel and a must read for all fans of that genre. Again the only disappointment is the fact that you will finish the book quickly."
Read more on the #book and author here...http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/book-review-mind-over...
Our Beck Valley Books Review - 101+ Secrets from Nutrition School that you need to know by Lynne Dorner Aware of This? with Lynne Dorner ' I will definitely be reading and re-reading this over and over again' ......
"This book pleasantly surprised me, it was not all food related as I had expected it to be, although it does include lots of great valuable food and body information, it is also a focus on bringing a balance to all parts of your life so you feel 'whole' again and are achieving what you really want. I believe that things happen for a reason, fate, which is why the chance of reading this now happened when I totally needed it. If your looking for wellbeing and balance to your life in general, this is a great place to start.
The author prompts you to ask What one thing I can do for my health today? Through her own journey and experiences she shares a vast amount of important facts, sometimes eye openers, industry secrets, other principles and beliefs and things you had not even thought about. Explaining that we can achieve much more in the long run by doing change in small easy steps so we keep the motivation that we had in the beginning.
This was a very easy book to follow and understand, there was a nice tone with some humor to the writing with fun pictures throughout to extenuate the facts. I made notes of the facts I really wanted to focus on and I will definitely be reading and re-reading this over and over again as I continue to improve my own 'wellbeing'.
On the first food shopping trip with my husband while reading the book I was actively looking for more natural local grown food, comparing the number of ingredients in products (was there more than 5!!), pointing out all these to the husband and I found myself holding back from some of the items I would normally buy. I remember thinking as I was walking around the store to myself 'The author would be proud."
As the author says, "Put your heart into it and enjoy the ride!"
Read more on the #book and author here...http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/book-review-101-secre...
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