FIRST EVER TEASER! What do you guys think?

I am freaking the freak out! In case y’all didn’t know but I’ve been working on writing a book for the past year or so.

I cannot and I repeat CANNOT tell you what it means to me, when I have beta-readers who are so enthusiastic about the story that they’ve already started on teasers!!!!!

I’m so excited I just can’t help but get ahead of myself and share this absolutely stunning teaser!

 What do you guys think???

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Delicious Cake!

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Well I dunno about you guys, but I’m craving cake – and a lot of it. I mean this book has quite the recipe that’s for sure, a sexy older man, a bakery… and delicious fudge cake, that known to be used in the bedroom to spice things up.

 About the Book:

Jenny is just a normal girl working at a bakery that in known for making delicious cakes. Whether they’re just eaten or used for naughtier things,  the cakes are one of the finest in town.

One day while working the most gorgeous man she’d ever seen walked in. Jenny couldn’t take her eyes off him and she was too busy swooning… until he opened his mouth that was and only arrogant words spilled out.

Despite this, Jenny finds herself attracted to the man – Ernest – and they end up ‘dating’. His dirty mouth, brings out her wild side and she feels like she’s finally able to let loose around him. But maybe Ernest isn’t everything she thought he would be…

Delicious<—– Click to find it on Goodreads

Things not found in the Synopsis:

For this book I’m liking…

Chasing the Sun

by The Wanted

Ah, yes the old top 40 song 😉 But this song is upbeat and the book is pretty upbeat. On top of that I felt it kinda went with the whole chasing something impossible type idea.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars ***

I received this book as an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I loved the premises of this book. I mean a bakery that makes cake that looks like this:

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Can you say “YUM!”

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Anyways, back to my review. For me this novella was too short and there wasn’t enough details about the characters. I really wanted to get to know Ernest a little bit more – outside of the dirty talk and amazing capabilities in bed. 😉

Anyways, it was a fun read. Though I would have liked there to be sexy time instead of just fade to black  because Ernest talked so highly of himself I would have liked to see him in action. But with a nickname like “Hazel Eyes” and described to be really sexy can one really go wrong? I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

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Thanks so much Dora Sky for the fun, quirky read!

Cheers,

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GIVEAWAY TIME! “Moving Forward” by Emily R Pearson

 MOVING FORWARD

by Emily R Pearson

When her past comes back to haunt her, will the promise of a future be enough to keep her moving forward?

 Synopsis:

Six years ago a monster broke Ava Monroe’s soul. She was left with nothing but an empty house and no reason to live. In starting a new life in a new city she finds the strength to carry on, but can she ever erase the demons of her past?

When an act of fate brings Seth into her life, they’ll attempt to discover the truth about their tainted pasts. But Seth Carter has a secret; one even he doesn’t know exists.

Will Ava’s connection with Seth be enough to lift her up, or will it destroy what little she has left?

Author Bio:

I suppose you want to hear about how Emily enjoys long walks on the beach, a nice glass of wine, and wants a man with… 

 Oh wait. This isn’t her dating profile. 

 *Ahem* I will start again. When Emily isn’t nose deep in her latest and greatest writing adventure or in over her head with her spitfire daughter; you’ll find her emerged in the latest book to catch her eye. She doesn’t judge, she reads it all and hungers for more. She has been declared a Pinterest queen by some, and is one of the few people you’ll ever meet to actually pull off those easy looking recipes; the ones that the rest of us burn. She loves to hear from her readers so feel free to contact her anytime.

 

~GIVEAWAY TIME~ 

Here’s an exciting tid bit of info. Not only are you entering to win a copy of Moving Forward but you’re entered to win:

 Sin For Love Claudia Bradshaw

Moving Forward by Emily R Pearson
Enter here to win a chance at SIX different swag packs that include a signed print copy! There are also TWO $25 Amazon gift cards! 


 

Contact/Stalking Info 😀

Random Comment:

Oh this books sounds like it’s going to be INTENSE! I love intense!

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Cheers,

Tianna  

1…2…3 CATFIGHT!

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I’m sorry, but with a title like He Belongs with Me doesn’t that just scream cat fight to you?

It sure does to me and it probably doesn’t help that the story behind this book is two twins who realize they may or may not be in love with the same guy.

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My thoughts exactly.

Info on the book:

Maggie & Clara Ryder are identical twins who couldn’t be more different. Maggie was the golden girl. Daddy’s sweetheart with a prim and proper mentality, whereas Clara was the rebellious sister who has purple hair and a don’t mess with me attitude.

And then there’s Leo. Sexy, brooding, alcoholic, playboy, heir to his grandfather’s fortune & empire. Leo has always been Maggie’s best friend and Clara’s arch nemesis. However, everything changes when one night, a terrible date, tears & and a ‘high’ speed golf cart intertwine and Clara ends up realizing that maybe Leo isn’t entirely who she thought he was.

So begins the catalyst for events that will pit Maggie and Clara against each other in a war over who will win the guy’s heart. And what happens when another sexy stranger comes into town who seems all too familiar?

He Belongs with Me <—– Click to Check it out on Goodreads

Things Not Found in the Synposis:

For this book I’m loving…

Alive

by Krewella

Yep, what can I say. This book has such a fun & upbeat read and therefore requires a fun, upbeat song.

“So come on make me feel alive.” la-la-la…

Yeah, I’m not so good of a singer, as you can probably tell even by reading it on the internet. Rest assured I’ll stick with blogging.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars ****-

Let me explain first off that I had the wonderful opportunity to beta-read this book and now it’s being PUBLISHED!!! EEEP! I’m so excited for Sarah Darlington!

Anyways, I really enjoyed this book. It was so light and the tension between the characters was a lot of fun. I found myself siding with one of the twins though and therefore got all defensive when it came to the other one.

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I guess one can say I fell into the trap of the title LOL.

Anyways, this book has got a wicked love triangle/square that leaves you laughing, frustrated, breathless and flushed (because not only is there one sexy hero, but two! TWO!). Both Maggie and Clara have their strengths and weakness as characters and reading both perspectives was great since you got to know them as people instead of just characters. You learnt about their motivations, flaws and driving forces. Sarah did a wonderful job at creating two protagonists who were twins, yet had such distinct voices you could tell who was talking without being told.

Love interests: Dean & Leo.

Dean was great. I think he truly meant well with everything that happened and I felt bad for him at times, because I thought he deserved better than what he was getting. Anyways, I’m really really with how things turned out for him.

Leo… oh Leo. What a … sweetheart. Wait. Did I just say ‘sweetheart’ when in the synopsis it sounded like he was an alcoholic douchebag? Yes, yes I did. To find out what I’m talking about… well you’ll have to read it.

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So buckle up readers and get ready for a ride that’ll get you riled up with drama, catfights and a whole lot sexiness.

Cheers,

Tianna

An “Easy” Decision

Do you like bad boys?

Do you remember the good ol’ days when you’d obsess over that random guy you’ve never met, but GOD if he wasn’t beautiful to look at?

…. I better not be hearing silence because that would make me a weirdo since I remember those days far too well (the remembering part is most definitely up for interpretation though).

Anyways, this is the story of Jacqueline Wallace and how she stole my dream boy.

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LOL I’m just joking. I know Lucas and his sexy lip ring, shaggy hair and piercing eyes are all hers

Moving on…

About the Book:

Jacqueline Wallace made the classic mistake of following her high school boyfriend to college in the mindset that they were each others together for ever.

When he breaks up with her, she’s too busy nursing a broken heart to realize the rest of the world is moving on around her.

One night her best friend convinces her to go to a Halloween Party and she agrees, not realizing it would be the night that would change her life.

While walking to her truck, she’s attacked, but before things get too far, she’s saved by a complete stranger.

From there it was a snowball effect that ended up with her falling in love with the guy who saved her, but in return might need some saving himself.

Easy <—– Click to check it out on Goodreads

What’s Not in the Synopsis…

The song I’m liking is….

Breathe

by Angels and Airwaves

Let me briefly explain. I read this book when it first came out – as in way back when, when it was only three dollars (Best three dollars I’ve ever spent BTW). Anyways, now, how many years later, Lucas’s side of the story is being released (in May. EEEEP!), and I was creeping on Tammara’s Blog and reading a spoiler for Breakable and  – perhaps I’ve gotten ahead of myself – but the vibes of the samples I was reading was screaming for this song! At which point I went, “Well, Tianna, it’s time to write a review for Easy.”

Overall Rating: 5 Stars *****

What can I say, this is one of the first books to introduce me to my favorite genre: New Adult. I loved this book. I loved being able to relate to Jacqueline on normal university girl stuff, from worrying about whether I’d see the hot guy that day to studying none stop for exams, all the while trying to earn some money by working.

I think she was one of the first heroines who didn’t irritate, because she was just so … normal. She wasn’t annoying and Tammara wasn’t trying to shove character traits like “brave” down my throat during times where it didn’t make sense. Instead she showed me Jacqueline was brave. She showed she was a fighter. And not even unrealistically so where she  all of a sudden became some crazy MMA chick, but she just learnt to be smarter and use what she could. I had a lot of respect for her.

And Lucas… oh my. Not only did he have me sitting back and fanning myself because of his sheer sexiness, but his story truly broke my heart. His reactions to some things knocked the air from my lungs and had me devastated for him especially because I felt like Jacqueline and knew things I shouldn’t have.

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Anyways, the tension between these two was phenomenal and Ms. Webber writes make-out scenes like no body else’s business. Highly recommended book that deals with fairly mature subject matter without insulting it, but rather making it something that needs to be noticed and dealt with.

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Cheers,

Tianna

The Ultimate Tear Jerker

Let me start by saying I am not a crier.

 I do not cry.

But this book… it made me cry. Like a baby.

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That’s right, it managed to turn a stone-hearted b*tch into a sobbing pansy in a matter of 300 some pages.

 That… that is a job well done, Lisa De Jong. A job well done. I salute you.

I think I truly had to go through the five stages of grief with book. No joke. I honestly think I did.

I read this book probably way back in October/November of 2013 and still 3/4 months later, I feel the lump in the throat, pang in the chest, emotion crushing, tear inducing sensation that this book continues to haunt me with.

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Background on the Book:

One night was all it took for Kate to lose everything.

Ever since she’s been wandering through life in darkness, unable to truly move on or open up to anyone – even her childhood best friend Beau.

When Beau leaves for college, Kate is left on her own to deal with the nightmares always churning in her head. She takes a job at the local to pass her days, and it’s there she meets Asher.

Over time, these two create a bond that helps Kate finally begin to heal and piece herself back together. But Asher has a past and secrets of his own and when they come to light Kate’s world is turned upside down in a way she’d never thought possible.

When It Rains <—- Click here to check it out on Goodreads

Things not Found in the Synposis:

To represent this book I’m liking….

Never Alone

by  Jim Brickman ft. Lady Antebellum

Yeah… not normally a fan of country, but this book was a load of “not normal” for me.

Why this song, well the lyrics to start with. Secondly, the first time I listened to the song while trying to see whether it fit the book, I originally went “Nope”. Mainly because I was like this song is a little too upbeat for something that causes tears. It has too much acceptance and wishful, happiness type thinking. But then I realized you know what? That is the note the book ended on. Just because I was heartbroken and my emotions felt like they’d been put through a cheese grater does not mean there wasn’t a “happy” ending…

So there you go, ta-da! I present Never Alone. 

Overall rating: 5 stars *****

Like I said, I bawled like a baby. To those thinking they can multi-task while reading this book… I wish you luck. I tried, let me tell you. I really did. But you know what? I have tear stains in my marketing textbook. I was crying and I didn’t even know I was crying. I couldn’t leave my house because my face was so splotchy and – god forbid – I try and read it on the bus during my daily commute. Don’t do it my friends… don’t do it.

Anyways, read this book if your looking for a Final Destination style roller coaster of a book. It’ll take you up and up… and on the trip down you’ll crash and burn. LOL I’m just kidding…

To me, it was actually a beautifully written book. Kate’s past was tragic and man, let me tell you, the ride up that rollercoaster was amazing with a breath taking view of everything that represented happiness and love. Asher loves with passion and intensity that translates through the pages in a way that left me feeling like I was Kate. I took part of the journey when Kate began to see life as something with unlimited possibilities and I could feel when she was able to finally let things go.

All I can say is that this story – and it’s characters will stay with me for a very long time. And whenever it rains… Damn it, Asher! 

Cheers,

Tianna

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

I LOVE SUMMER!

… what does that have to do with anything you ask – especially since where I’m from, we are months away from it being summertime, well consider it because this book always reminds me of Summer!

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Yes, Sarah Dessen. I’ve read quite a number of her books, and some of them really stuck with me while some of them were just kind of “meh, I was hoping for more.”

Keeping the Moon is one of the few that really stuck with me. I read it when I was fifteen, fell in love with it then… reread it when I’m twenty-one (and let me tell you, I was terrified of ruining a beautiful memory) and I fell in love with it all over again.

Some info on the Book:

Fifteen year old Colie is sentenced to spending the summer in Colby with her quirky, crazy, out there artist Aunt Mira while her mother tours Europe promoting her exercise infomercial.

Colie had never been someone to have any friends – being overweight and teased non-stop makes her leery and introverted even with her new ‘thin’ body. When she gets thrown into working at The Last Chance Cafe she meets two girls Morgan and Isabel who happen to be the best friends with a brutally honest, sometimes rude, but incredibly loving relationship.

With the help of these two woman Colie begins to find herself and realize that maybe it’s not all about what everyone else sees, but what you see when you look in the mirror.

Keeping the Moon <—- Click to find on Goodreads

What’s not in the Synopsis…

The song I like for this book is…

Boats & Birds

by Gregory and the Hawk

Now I read this book for the first time quite awhile ago and while I was reading it I was addicted to this song. So whether this song truly truly fits the book… well I’ll leave that up to you.

I feel that it does because to me it represents loving someone enough to let them go without any form of surety about whether or not they will come back. It’s so sad :(. Now this book isn’t about letting a lover go or anything like that, but it’s about a girl who desperately needs to let go of her own self-esteem issues and truly find her happiness.

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars ****1/2

I loved this book. I loved Isabel. I loved Morgan. I loved Mira. And I absolutely loved Norman. He was such a sweetheart. Their ‘romance’ was adorable and I loved the pace of it. It was so slow and while it fell on the back burner of the book, it really stuck with me.

Through out the book, Colie made decisions that made me angry, but I couldn’t every really get mad at her. She was incredibly human – a young, inexperienced, teenage human. I don’t think a single person reading this blog can say we wouldn’t be somewhat able to related to the things she felt. I know I’ve felt them and while reading about them sometimes gets frustrating (because I swear I was never that age ;)) I truly from the bottom of my heart cannot fault her.

The book was truly a heart warming experience that held appealed to that sense of adventure that I desperately want/wanted. That sense of starting fresh and experiencing new things all while in the setting of a small beach town that reminds you of tourism, sunscreen, beach hair and sand beneath your toes.

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Cheers,

Tianna

New Blog!

Oh boy, here we go.

So I’ve decided to join the movement of starting a blog. Eeek! How exicting!

Anyways, until I figure out this website, I’ll just tell you a little bit about me.

I’m a reader. I’ve always been a reader.

I’ve started writing my own book and it’s a NA supernatural story, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

Just recently I’ve gotten really into beta-reading for authors and it’s become so incredibly addicting. I just can’t stop. The experience of helping an author achieve their dream is so much fun and amazing.

I’m thinking this blog will be about books, books & books… and everything books. From the creating process to the publishing process!

Cheers,

Tianna