***PRICE DROP PROMO*** Belinda Missen @belinda_missen @HDigitalUK @rararesources #pricedroppromo #romcom

Belinda Missen 99p Only

I am so pleased to be involved in the blog blitz informing you of a great price drop promo of not one book but three books by top-rated rom com author Belinda Missen.

Here is what you need to know prior to stocking up your ereader.

Lessons in Love
belinda missen Lessons in Love_finalFalling in love is never easy…
Eleanor Manning is finally leaving behind her glittering but empty life in the city (and her soon-to-be-ex-husband) to return to the comfort of her childhood home in Apollo Bay.
She’s landed a lovely new job in her old primary school library and a flatshare with her bubbly best friend, Penny. So yes, she’s well and truly learnt her lesson when it comes to love…
But then she meets gorgeous teacher Marcus Blair and Eleanor’s self-imposed rules fly out of the window! Surely she can resist him long enough to keep this fling no strings attached?
Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Colleen Coleman.

‘I literally giggle-snorted… It wasn’t often that I didn’t have a smile on my face reading this, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and fun characters.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious… Wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Heart-warming and laugh-out-loud funny.’ Goodreads reviewer

Lessons in Love is only 99p for a limited time.

Purchase from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lessons-Love-Belinda-Missen-ebook/dp/B07DD3T53W

A Recipe for Disaster
belinda missen A Recipe fo Disaster_FINALMeet Lucy, master wedding cake baker, idealistic school canteen crusader, and someone whose broken heart just won’t seem to mend…
Lucy is quietly confident that she has made the right choices in life. Surrounded by friends and family in a small country town, Lucy can easily suppress the feeling that something is missing from her life.
But when a blast from the past arrives in the form of her estranged husband, international celebrity chef Oliver Murray, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble beneath her like overbaked meringue.
Is Oliver’s return all business or is it motivated by something more?
A Recipe for Disaster starts long after most love stories would have ended, proving it is never too late to offer someone a second slice of cake or a second chance.
Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

A Recipe For Disaster is only 99p for a limited time.

Purchase from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Recipe-Disaster-Belinda-Missen-ebook/dp/B079RF7XCB

An Impossible Thing Called Love
belinda missen an impossible thing called loveDon’t miss the new delightfully uplifting book from the author of A Recipe for Disaster!
A second chance at love…
When globe-trotting Emmy first fell for first-aider William on a freezing New Year’s Eve, she really believed that their love would go the distance.
But when she returns to Australia, her letters start to go unanswered and her emails bounce back unread, Emmy decides it’s time to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and start afresh in London.
So she’s shocked when William walks in on her very first day at her new job! Even worse, he’s hotter than ever. But why did he disappear for so long? What has he been hiding? And could this really be their second chance at falling in love…?
Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

An Impossible Thing Called love is 99p / 99c for a limited period.

Purchase from Amazon
UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Impossible-Thing-Called-Love-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07BJYR8CV
US – http://www.amazon.com/Impossible-Thing-Called-Love-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B07BJYR8CV/

About the Author

one week to christmas author profile (1)Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.
Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

Social Media Links –
http://www.belindamissen.com
facebook.com/BelindaMissen
twitter.com/belinda_missen
Instagram @belinda_missen



Praise for Belinda Missen

A Paris Fairy Tale by Marie Laval @marielaval1 @ChocLituk @rararesources #romcom #bookreview #moderndayfairytale

 

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A Paris Fairy Tale written by Marie Laval, publisher Choc Lit, is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format.

Purchase Links:
UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paris-Fairy-Tale-Marie-Laval-ebook/dp/B07SV2VTJL/
US – http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Fairy-Tale-Marie-Laval-ebook/dp/B07SV2VTJL/

Book Blurb

Is Paris the city of happily ever afters?

Workaholic art historian Aurora Black doesn’t have time for fairy tales or Prince Charmings, even in the most romantic city in the world. She has recently been hired by a Parisian auction house for a job that could make or break her career. Unfortunately, daredevil journalist Cédric Castel seems intent on disrupting Aurora’s routine.

As Aurora and Cédric embark on a journey across France, they get more than they bargained for as they find themselves battling rogue antiques dealers and personal demons, not to mention a growing attraction to each other.

But with the help of a fairy godmother or two, could they both find their happily ever afters?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Marie Laval’s latest novel: A Paris Fairy Tale.  This is my first introduction to the work of Marie Laval and I was swept away with this modern day fairy tale that was filled with a dashing hero, who was known for helping those in need and a shy heroine who was striving to be recognised in the field of art historians but she also desperately wanted the love of others and to be accepted for who she was.

When Aurora Black, Art Historian, was granted the job of researching a manuscript believed to be 100’s of years old she couldn’t believe her luck.  The manuscript was safely stored at an auction house in Paris awaiting authentication prior to it being auctioned.  Aurora was known as Black Ice for her coldness in the art world but underneath her smart exterior there was a vulnerable young woman who had experienced heartbreak and tragedy at such a young age.  Aurora kept this hard persona to protect herself.  However, when she is consumed with her work and is dazzled by the ancient manuscript and it’s artwork a softer side to Aurora is revealed and her face glows with the love of her work, art and it’s history.

Whilst Aurora is authenticating the manuscript local journalist Cédric Castel is assigned to shadow Aurora and write up an article with her findings.  However Cédric has ulterior motives for this article and he believes there is a dark underworld of crime revolved around the art world.  A friendship of sorts soon blossoms between Aurora and Cédric but when danger looms their lives and others are put at risk.  Is there a link to the manuscript and to the recent bouts of accidents?

A Paris Fairy Tale is an intriguing romance filled with an ancient mystery that dances with danger but sweeps you under it’s fairy tale spell.

About the author
A Paris Author PhotoOriginally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance. Her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global Ebook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance), and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

Social Media Links –
https://www.facebook.com/marielavalauthor/
http://www.twitter.com/marielaval1
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/laval0232/

 

Giveaway to Win a ‘I love Paris’ Keyring, and a medieval necklace (handmade from a copy of an illuminated manuscript) – UK Only
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Instructions For Falling In Love Again by Lucy Mitchell @Blondewritemore @BOTBSPublicity #bookreview #romcom #debutnovel

 

instructions for falling in love again

Instructions For Falling In Love Again written by Lucy Mitchell, publisher Red Book Publishing, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2Y7UJxd

Book Blurb

What would you do if your late husband left you a list of instructions on how to fall in love with someone else?

Pippa Browning is faced with this exact dilemma, three years after the death of her husband, Dan.

Buried at the bottom of a drawer are a collection of notebooks full of Dan’s advice on how to live without him.

Pippa’s notebook is red and contains his instructions on how to fall in love again.

But Dan doesn’t just want Pippa to fall in love with anyone – Dan’s crazy suggestion is that Pippa should date his handsome friend, Mikey Stenton, a known thrill-seeking ladies’ man.

Reluctant to follow Dan’s advice, Pippa enters the world of dating. She embarks on a humorous journey of self-discovery, with the help of her children and two best friends.

It isn’t long before Pippa is finding it hard to ignore Dan’s instructions and Mikey Stenton.

Is Mikey really the man that everyone thinks him to be? Or was Dan right, and Mikey’s simply been misunderstood?

A heart-warming romantic comedy about motherhood, friendship and finding love, the second time around.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Lucy Mitchell’s debut novel:  Instructions For Falling In Love Again.

I absolutely and utterly adored this debut novel by Lucy Mitchell.  It was such an accomplished read that ticked all the boxes for a heartfelt romcom that I am excited for the future for Lucy Mitchell’s writing career.

Instructions For Falling In Love Again is such a bitter sweet love story as Pippa Browning had to endure the worst of heartbreaks and begin a healing process with the added strength and guidance from the words by her late husband Dan.  Dan sadly passed away three years ago and he loved his wife and family so much he gave them all little notebooks with instructions on how to cope with life without him.  It’s been three years since Pippa and her three children received their respective notebooks and life for the four of them without Dan has continued in a fashion but Pippa feels a strength within her now to read and acknowledge the words that Dan left her.

Mikey Stenton is a lovable rogue who is known for countless shenanigans with the opposite sex.  He’s a fun loving guy and jack the lad but when life throws a crushing blow to him he feels it’s time to step up and take responsibility of his life.  Can Mikey prove to others there’s more to his character than what social media portrays?

I adored Pippa and her family they were all different in personality and provided much chaos to the humdrum of the Browning household.  My heart ached for the tragedy of life they’ve endured and the underlying ethos of this storyline was so heart-warming and filled with hope.  The author, Lucy Mitchell, has packed this heartfelt story with so much warmth with scenes that make you chuckle that bring lightness to a story that has experienced so much sadness.  I honestly didn’t want this story to end and could continue reading about the journeys that Pippa and Mikey take alongside their family and friends who had great stories to tell.  I’m looking forward to what lies next for Lucy Mitchell, an author to watch.

About the Author

author instructions for falling in loveInstructions For Falling In Love Again is the debut novel from Lucy Mitchell. She lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats.

Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad.

When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine.

Instructions For Falling In Love Again is out in June 2019.

Website: https://lucymitchellromanceauthor.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Blondewritemore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucymitchellauthor/

In the Swim of Things by Tracie Banister @traciebanister #bookreview #romcom #summerreading #indieauthor

 

in the swim of things

In the Swim of Things written and self-published by Tracie Banister is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2ZbkWrk

Book Blurb

Ocean-loving Kyra Goodwin had to give up her dream of becoming the female Jacques Cousteau in order to take care of her father and brother, but being a mermaid at the Cape Cod Aquarium is pretty fintastic as far as alternative careers go.

Of course, life as a half-fish/half-woman isn’t all sunken treasure and Ariel twirls. Kyra has to deal with perpetually pruney fingers, eyes irritated by saltwater, and bratty kids on the daily, plus her glam alter ego can make dating really weird. (So many men have pervy siren-of-the-sea fantasies!) When she meets hunky surfer Cade, and he’s into her without knowing what she does for a living, Kyra thinks she’s finally won the romance lottery.

Unfortunately, Kyra’s plans for a carefree summer of catching waves with her new boyfriend run aground when Sea Star Beach, a place that holds great sentimental value for her, is taken over by a big-city developer who wants to build an exclusive resort. Kyra’s crusade to save her beloved beach threatens both her job and her relationship with Cade as does her growing closeness with her irresistibly broody merwrangler, Declan, whose precocious daughter is intent on playing matchmaker.

When a new family drama arises just as Kyra receives an offer that would turn her greatest desire into reality, she’s torn. Will she do what’s expected of her, or dive in and follow her heart?

mermaid shells

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In the Swim of Things is such a cute, sexy, fun read.  It is like the perfect blockbuster romcom but in book form so ideal to relax with over the summer period.

This is a story that keeps you fully entertained throughout.  Kyra Goodwin, one of the mermaids at the local aquarium is a lifelong resident of Cape Code and the seafront with it’s rock pools full of seascape wildlife, sea glass and stunning beach holds many heartfelt memories of time spent with her late mother.  When Kyra hears of a big new hotel complex taking over the beach she is outraged that the area’s natural beauty will no longer be available to the local residents and only the paying guests of the hotel will have access to it.  Kyra with her friend Casey start campaigning against the development.

Whilst all the campaigning is happening Kyra’s heart is swayed by a handsome newcomer but Cade has secrets that could threaten many aspects of Kyra’s life.

In the Swim of Things is such a fun story; not only do we get to hear of the antics of ‘mermaids’ performing at the aquarium bringing a touch of magic to the delights of visitors of all ages but we get to enjoy a tidal wave of emotions and drama that Kyra’s life becomes.

You can’t help but be dazzled with this mermaidesque story with charming surfers, cheeky pirates, troublesome friends and friends that no matter what will always be there for you.  With an adorable, sexy romance thrown in it’s a perfect romcom for the summer.

About the Author (gleaned from the author’s website)

An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist Scarlett O’Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play she penned. (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she also starred in and tried to direct the production.)

Tracie’s dreams of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a “real” job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. She is the proud winner of the 2017 Independent Press Award (Romantic Comedy) and a Bronze Medal in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards (Chick Lit).

In the Swim of Things is Tracie’s sixth novel and thanks to this book, she can now check another occupation off her fantasy list. She has no doubt that writing about a mermaid is much easier than actually being one!

Website: https://traciebanister.blogspot.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/traciebanister

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traciebanister/

Confetti at The Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green @Rosie_Green1988 @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #LittleDuckPondCafe #romcom


Confetti Cover

Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Café written and self-published by Rosie Green is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2Iqghul

Book Blurb

Wedding fever is in the air in the village of Sunnybrook. With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Cafe community. But when dark clouds begin to roll in from more than one direction, several close relationships look to be under threat. Will the wedding of the year actually take place at all?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of book six in the Little Duck Pond Café series: Confetti At The Little Duck Pond Café.

Each instalment in The Little Duck Pond Café series is like visiting your best friends.  It is such a delightful series that includes stories that are light and dark, full of the highs and lows of life and love in a gorgeous village in the English countryside.  A village that has a duck pond as it’s focal point with a café adjacent to it.

I would highly recommend reading the books in the series in order to get a full sense of the setting, characters and the whole ambience of the series.  The books in the series in order are:

  • Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe
  • Summer at The Little Duck Pond Cafe
  • Christmas at The Little Duck Pond Cafe
  • Snowed in at The Little Duck Pond Cafe
  • A Bakery at The Little Duck Pond Cafe
  • Confetti at The Little Duck Pond Cafe

The prologue to this sixth instalment sets the scene to a traumatic event with Ellie waiting for news at the hospital bedside of a loved one.  We don’t know who the loved one is and are kept guessing for a good while.

This story centres around Ellie and Zac’s wedding preparations but plans do not run smoothly.  We are also introduced to a new character, Primrose, a young woman who has a sadness about her.

I’ve loved every single story in the series and really enjoy how each one continues on and we get to travel the journey of life with our much loved characters.  As always author Rosie Green injects much warmth and charm within the storyline and you feel very much involved in village life.  I hope the author continues to revisit the Little Duck Pond Café as I feel she has so much more to give to her readers.

Author Bio

Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

​Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series

Twitter – www.twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

Oceanic Dreams 8 book mini series @hollykerrauthor @LH_Writes @tkrimms @McmanusKirsty @HollyTierney @DelanceyStewart @MoniqueMcDonell @SophieLRobbins #romcom #miniseries #OceanicDreams

 

The Oceanic Dreams series is the perfect line-up of novellas for this summer’s reading.  It’s a set of 8 novellas written as stand-alone stories by 8 best-selling authors.  The stories take place on a cruise ship, so add the books to your e-reader and set sail with The Oceanic Dreams …

Book One

Book 1I Saw Him Standing There by Holly Kerr (@hollykerrauthor)

Release Date:  20 May 2019

To buy link: https://amzn.to/31FsUL4

Book Blurb

Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite, Siggy jumps at the chance to get away. A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else.
No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets.
But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director Will taking tickets, Cupid’s arrow hits the target. Luckily, Will’s too busy smiling at her to check out her fake passport because he’ll toss Siggy off the ship if he finds out about the scam.
Onboard, dolphins and cameras and runaway ferrets bring Siggy and Will together. The more time they spend together, the more Siggy wants to tell him the truth.

Legend has it that true love will be found aboard the Oceanic Aphrodite but will that be true for stowaway Siggy?

Book Two

Book 2Time of my Life by Laura Heffernan @LH_Writes

Release Date:  3 June 2019

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2WOR9HD

Book Blurb

Legend says everyone who boards the Oceanic Aphrodite finds love. Janey’s on the ship to teach pole fitness, not for romance. Then she meets Frank. He’s everything Janey isn’t–refined, classy, rich–but his good looks and charm make him undeniably appealing. Unfortunately, he’s also a passenger.

When Janey’s partner can’t perform in the end-of-cruise talent show, Frank offers to fill in. He’s never done pole, but she’s got time to teach him. As they grow closer, Janey finds herself hoping the legend is real–but if she gives in to temptation, she could be out of a job.

Janey’s never felt this way before, but passengers are off limits.  It’s only one dirty dance … What could go wrong?

Book Three

Book 3Circle in the Sand by Tracy Krimmer (@tkrimms)

Release Date:  17 June 2019

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2ZscweJ

Book Blurb

Living by these words didn’t put librarian Isla Hunter any closer to the life she imagined at thirty. With her birthday in only a few days, she can’t wait to sail away on a week in the sun with her friends Asher and Charlotte. It may be just what she needs.

When an attractive woman takes a liking to Asher, Isla’s heart feels threatened in an unfamiliar way. She’s used to Asher flipping through women like a playbook without a second thought, but this time it’s different. As she tries to sort out her emotions, she struggles with Asher’s connection with this woman. Is it time for Isla to finally break the rules or will that only lead her into hot water?

Isla has always lived by the rules but boarding the Oceanic Aprodite may change that.

Book Four

Book 4I Thought It Was You by Kirsty McManus (@McmanusKirsty)

Release Date:  1 July 2019

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2Fib1Z8

Book Blurb

When Liv Turner takes a cruise to get away from a bad break-up, all she wants to do is hide from the world for a while—and maybe hang out with her brother, who works in the ship’s casino. But soon after boarding, three things happen in quick succession:

  1. Liv meets Wells, a gorgeous charity worker on his way to Cozumel.
  2. She discovers that her ex has completely drained her bank account.
  3. TV celebrity Jamila Castro begs Liv to take on the role of her rehab nurse to stop a vengeful ex co-star from ruining her career.

With Liv broke, and a twenty-thousand dollar incentive to help Jamila out, she reluctantly agrees to a week of pretending to be Nina from Louisiana. The only catch? She isn’t allowed to talk to Wells again. But that becomes difficult when he keeps showing up all over the ship and proving himself to be the perfect guy.

To make matters more complicated, Liv’s brother had booked her trip through a singles group, where it is a requirement to participate in their activities—as herself.

Will Liv be able to avoid having her cover blown, and stop Jamila from being exposed in the media? And will she be able to put Wells out of her mind?

Anything can happen on the Oceanic Aphrodite, but smooth sailing isn’t always one of them.

Pretend to be a rehab nurse on a Caribbean cruise in exchange for twenty-thousand dollars?  Easy, right?  Apparently not!

Book Five

Book 5I Will Follow Him by Holly Tierney-Bedford (@HollyTierney)

Release Date:  15 July 2019

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2InqLfo

Book Blurb

When private detective Francie is hired to spy on a groom-to-be as he and his bachelor party set sail for the Caribbean, she thinks she’s landed herself a week of paid vacation. Between lounging in the sun and sipping margaritas, she just needs to–best case scenario–report back that he’s on the up and up, or–the unfortunate, more likely scenario–snap a few photos of her target in compromising positions, buy a box of sympathy chocolates for her client, and then collect her pay along with a nice golden suntan.

Blame it on the island breezes or the alcohol, but within hours of setting sail, Francie’s leisurely vacation gets complicated when she starts making careless mistakes. Like accidentally becoming friends with the groom and falling for his best man.

Can she get herself and her mission back on track, or has she blown her cover and possibly even her career?

A bachelor party on a cruise ship. What could go wrong?

Book Six

Book 6Take A Chance on Me by Delancey Stewart (@DelanceyStewart)

Release Date:  29 July 2019

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2MVHfzq

Book Blurb

Selena Spark has a plan for her life. It’s a new plan, one she devised after her previous plans—the ones she made with her college boyfriend and supposed future husband and business partner fell through—but it’s a good plan.

Step One: Put eyes on the resort Oceanic has built with her company on Grand Cayman, and determine if it is up to her company’s high standards.

Step Two: If it is, score the management position at that resort.

Step Three: Move to Grand Cayman for her dream job and live happily ever after in paradise.

But you know what they say about plans.

And when her sister is left at the altar just before the cruise sails and needs consoling, Selena decides to bring her along. But when Lincoln Addis turns out to be the activities director aboard the Aphrodite, and when he is assigned to oversee her Oceanic experience and confesses that he’s also in the running for the resort management gig? And when she realizes she still loves him, and he’s never stopped loving her?

Selena may have to make some new plans.

He left without explanation six years ago.  Does he deserve a second chance?

Book Seven

Book 7Shut Up and Dance With Me by Monique McDonell (@MoniqueMcDonell)

Release Date:  12 August 2019

To buy link:   https://amzn.to/2Wyxgif

Book Blurb

As they set sail for madness and mayhem aboard Oceanic Aphrodite as Sandy and Danny stand up as witnesses to their friends second marriage. The maid of honor and best man can only agree on two things – this wedding is a bad idea and they can’t stand each other. A week on a cruise ship is a long time and hard though they try to avoid each other, the universe has other ideas.

All aboard for a fun opposites-attract romance for lovers of cocktails, second chances and happily ever afters.

Book Eight

Book 8The Best of You by Sophie-Leigh Robbins (@SophieLRobbins)

Release Date:  26 August 2019

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2RkGgaP

Book Blurb

Desperate to get away from her cheating ex, travel vlogger Holly books a last-minute cruise to the Caribbean, even though the only available packages left are part of a singles cruise. Of course, Holly has no intention of participating in any dating activities. The further away she can stay from love, the better.

Then she runs into Noah, who is equally appalled by the idea of dating anyone after being dumped on his wedding day. They immediately bond over their failed love lives and it doesn’t take long for them to become friends.

When Noah witnesses another passenger hitting on Holly and refusing to take no for an answer, he volunteers to be her fake boyfriend. But as time passes by, they start to realize they are getting more than what they bargained for.

Will Holly accept what’s right in front of her or will she keep running from her dreams?

They may be faking their relationship, but they can’t fake the sparks that fly when they’re together.

What a great sounding series of books to escape with.  I’m looking forward to reading all of the stories.  To find out more about the series please visit the following links:

Website: https://oceanicdreamsbooks.com/

Trailer: https://oceanicdreamsbooks.com/series-trailer/

 

The Dinner in the Sky by Anne John-Ligali @AnneJohnLigali @BooksNAuthorsUK @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #romcom #FriendshipsOnlineBookseries

 

the dinner in the sky

The Dinner in the Sky (Friendships Online book 3) written by Anne John-Ligali, publisher Books and Authors Publishing UK, is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link:  UK – https://amzn.to/2ZmrCCu

US – https://amzn.to/2KRE2hH

Book Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-qRJaZdgjs

Book Blurb
After a shocking confrontation with an unexpected encounter, Constance tries to piece her life back together and is on a mission to finally move on.

The thought of having her friends near is comforting as they take time out of their busy online lives and meet up at their favourite place, A Cupful of Dreams Café. Everyone seems happy enough until cracks begin to show and all is not as good as it seems. Constance tries desperately to keep positive as there’s so much to look forward to: shopping for posh frocks, dinner at The Shard and a movie premiere.

As things start to look rosy, a few odd tweets begin to pop up from nowhere. At first, they seem innocent, but as the weeks go by and premier night draws near, not only do the tweets increase but they become more obnoxious.

By the time Constance and her chums arrive on the red carpet, she’s determined to work out who the troll could be and to keep them from spoiling her evening. However as Constance soon learns, the troll wants to destroy far more than that!

Breathtaking views of London.

Posh frocks and Paparazzi

But there’s definitely trouble in the air …

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour for Anne John-Ligali’s latest instalment in the Friendships Online series: The Dinner in the Sky.  Firstly, I’d like to apologise to the author, Anne John-Ligali, and also to the tour organiser Rachel for posting my review a day late.

The Dinner in the Sky is my first introduction to the works of author Anne John-Ligali.  The Dinner in the Sky is Book 3 in the Friendships Online book series and I feel a little sad that I’ve come to the series at the final instalment as what I’ve learned from reading The Dinner in the Sky is that the author knows how to create a fun-packed story full of a myriad of characters. I would highly recommend reading the books in the series in order as you can then have a more fulfilled reading experience.  The books in the series are:

  • The Big Event
  • The Weekend Spa Break
  • The Dinner in the Sky

The Dinner in the Sky gears up to an exciting movie premiere, a new book cover launch and Constance’s love life is as eventful as one of the storylines in one of her bestselling novels.

As I hadn’t read any of the other books in the series it did take me a little time to get to know the characters but by the end of the story I felt so wrapped up in the storyline that what happened prior to this instalment didn’t worry me as my heart and mind was in the here and now.

I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of Constance’s sons condition and how the author sensitively wrote a storyline about a single mum coping with the challenges of bringing up a child with autism.  There was still plenty of fun mixed in with this storyline and the sub-characters played a great part in the story blending a lot of humour and energy within.

The storyline feels very current with the inclusion of WhatsApp messages, Instagram stories etc making the whole story feel more alive.  A great finale to what must have been a fab trilogy.

About the Author
The Dinner - Meet AnneAnne John-Ligali is a writer and found of Books and Authors UK, a website that features author interviews, cover reveals, blog posts, features and reviews. She loves all things books, going to book events and meeting other book worms. She has written her first series and is currently writing her first novel.
When Anne is not writing she is likely to be playing with her kids, going for walks in the park, watching Netflix or thinking up more stories. Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London she studies graphic design at the University of Arts and held a number of IT jobs in the city. Anne continues to write romantic comedies, women’s fiction, and has the desire to write a non-fiction book and a few children’s books.

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