“Where Two Hearts Meet” ~Liz Johnson~ Review

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Synopsis:

In her kitchen at the Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen–and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful.

Journalist Adam Jacobs is on a forced sabbatical on Prince Edward Island. He’s also on assignment to uncover a story. Instead he’s falling in love with the island’s red shores and Caden’s sweets.

When Caden discovers Adam isn’t who she thought he was, she realizes that the article he’s writing could do more than ruin the inn’s chances for survival–it might also break her heart.

Readers will discover hope for the hurting, joy for the broken, and romance for the lonely at the enchanting Red Door Inn.

About the Author

By day Liz Johnson is a marketing manager for a Christian publisher. She finds time to write late at night and is a two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Liz makes her home in Nashville, TN, where she enjoys theater, exploring local music, and making frequent trips to Arizona to dote on her nieces and nephews. She loves stories of true love with happy endings and blogs about her adventures in writing at http://www.LizJohnsonBooks.com.

Review:

Great book! This book had me from the first page. There is a lot going on but it was easy to follow. It starts out in a tiny little town at a tiny little cottage with a great story. The Red Door Inn is one made of dreams, tiny little features and a gourmet chef in the kitchen. Caden is a fabulous non-professionally trained chef, who grew up manning the kitchen of her father’s bakery. Her wonderful aunt helped her to blossom into the great chef that she is. Then comes a man she never thought could love her….and romance ensues.

This is lovey-dovey romantic book, that is meant to make you smile! Adam Jacobs was looking for something he didn’t realize he was missing until he met Caden. It is an adorable love story of people from very different worlds, finding each other in the most unexpected of ways. This is one of the best love stories I have ever read. There is humor, love, faith, friendship and so much more. Not only is there a romance with each other, they come to find God and his love. It is an inspiring story that I will share with others. Loved it!!!

 

I highly recommend this book. It was given to me in exchange for a fair and honest review!

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“Take the Body and Run”

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Synopsis:

2016 Kindle Scout Winner!

Macey’s first day in the college employee relations department ends with a knife at her throat.

Macey is certain things can’t get any worse. She’s wrong. An angry employee vows to put her on an online hit list. When he turns up dead, she’s a suspect-and on the hit list.

To keep her secrets and her life, Macey partners with two unexpected allies who cause her pulse to race with steamy attraction-and exasperating annoyance. Vince, a handsome, driven lawman, digs up more than just clues to the brutal murder. Brett, a fun-loving pathologist with a deadly sense of humor, drives everyone crazy with his fart machine-will travel. Macey’s supersized black cat Wikket, possessing courage, curiosity, and crankiness in equal portions, assists in his own grumpy, feline fashion, golden eyes open and claws extended.

About the Author:

KINDLE SCOUT WINNER Jada Ryker snagged the Kindle Press publishing contract for her book, Take the Body and Run, through Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. The contemporary mystery/romance is about a hunted woman hiding under a dead friend’s identity, a handsome lawman, a death doctor with fart machine-will travel, and a cranky cat with a nose for crime.

Jada is the author of Dog Days of Karma, the first Carr-Maah Consulting mystery/paranormal novel; A Pink Zombie, with a Mist, a Shaken, Not Stirred, mystery/horror adventure; and Murder Takes a Dare, the first book in the Takes a Dare mystery series. The books combine humor and murder in a total package of entertaining and fun southern adventures. At the same time, Jada sketches in addiction/recovery issues and childhood angst with a deft and compassionate touch.

Jada spent the first twenty-odd years of her life in rural Kentucky, many of those years without electricity or running water. In her writings, Jada draws upon her early years of deprivation.

She now lives in central Kentucky with her wonderful husband and their cat, rescued from the animal shelter. In her day job, Jada works in higher education. She holds a masters degree in public administration.

Jada’s mystery adventures are available on Amazon in electronic and paperback formats.

Macey Malloy Mysteries with a Chick-Lit Twist:
Prequel: Two Tickets to Paradise (FREE in Winter Solstice, an anthology by Kindle Press authors)
Take the Body and Run
Take a Walk on the Dead Side

The Shaken, Not Stirred, Mystery/Horror Series:
A Pink Zombie, with a Mist
Gimlet and Other Stories: The collected short stories run the gamut from mystery to horror to science fiction.

The Takes a Dare Series:
Murder Takes a Dare
Mayhem Takes a Dare
Arson Takes a Dare

The Carr – Maah Consulting Agency Series:
Dog Days of Karma
Equi Knocks of Karma

The Cat, the Crow, and the Cauldron: A Halloween Anthology
The anthology is a wicked compilation of stories across genres, ranging from paranormal romance to horror. It’s Permanently-Free (Kindle version on Amazon).
“Dead Eye”

Jada loves feedback from readers, both one-on-one and through customer reviews on Amazon.com. Connect with Jada to share your thoughts about her books by emailing her at jada_ryker@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at JadaRyker.com.

Review:

Wow! If you love mystery’s then this is the book for you!! One of my favorite genres, and this did not disappoint! It has a little bit of everything, murder….suspense….sexy lead characters…and humor to boot. It’s fascinating and wonderful and definitely a page turner!!! Flows nicely and I look forward to checking out other books from this author!! Loved it!

Not only was it an amazing book, it has won awards! It is a Kindle Scout Winner!! Who doesn’t love a little mystery with cute men and a feline sidekick?? Macey is a young woman starting at a new job… Who knew by the end of the day she’d have a knife to her throat, enemies, and become a suspect in a murder. To top it all of she is on a hit list for aggravating an already angry customer at her first day on the job.

The first day on a job is always tough, but can you imagine your life going up in flames on that same day?? I can’t! This book is amazing and fast paced, and there is so much going on that it makes you want to read the whole book in one setting. Unfortunately, with 3 kids that is hard for me to do! But it is totally worth the read!!

It has relatable characters and you just have to love Macey the main character, poor girl! Her life is falling apart around her and all on the first day of her new job,I felt so sorry for her! Luckily, she has an awesome feline sidekick Wikket and two drool worthy men now in her life. Brett and Vince become two men that she can count on while she is on this crazy rollercoaster, even though they both drive her crazy!

Overall, an amazing book! You should definitely check it out! 🙂

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I really have 4 children.. One is just covered in fur..

I was in the process of putting my babies to bed and I say, “boys come on, get up here and lay down.” Our fur-baby a beautiful boxer girl is also in the room at the same time.. As soon as I say get up here and lay down she tries to get up on the bed  (she knows she is not allowed on the kids’ bed, she pushes them out lol). With one foot perched on the bed I say, “I’m not talking to you Kloey”… She grumbles at me but stays one foot perched on the bed… I say,” go lay down in your own bed”. She barks at me, grumbles a little and turns around and walks out… Wagging her tail the whole way… She knows momma loves her.. But goodness does she have sass!

Anyone else have fur-babies that act like they are human? She constantly looks at me with those gorgeous brown eyes with an understanding that you would think comes from a human. She grumbles at me when she wants something and even when she doesn’t get her way.

She is my baby, she is one of us and will always be that way. She is getting up there in years and I worry about her often (boxers tend to have a host life-expectancy). But I spoil her rotten every chance I get because she is truly one of the best dogs I’ve ever had. She’s amazing with the kids and treats them like they are her own babies. She has put up with a lot of baby lovin over the past 7 years, even being used as a step stool by my youngest to reach a snack all the while snoozing away.

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Her pretty bling!

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Inkitt for Android will be available to download on Google Play from the 7th of January 2017!

THE INKITT APP BRINGS THOUSANDS OF NOVELS BY INDIE AUTHORS TO ANDROID

 

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Inkitt empowers readers and publishers to discover world’s next best sellers

BERLIN, JANUARY 7, 2017: Inkitt, the world’s first readers and data-driven book publishing house is introducing an Android app for phones and tablets, globally available from today.

Inkitt’s iOS app became available back in November and was well received by users: The app was not only featured on the US App Store but also on numerous other App Stores around the world, as well as on the front page of Product Hunt, ranking in the top 10 in Tech.

Inkitt for iOS featured as a top Books app in the US App Store

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Following the warm welcome by the iOS community, and in order to meet the demand of their own fast growing user base, Inkitt is now bringing their digital library with thousands of novels by emerging authors to Android devices.

“It was a great reward to see Inkitt featured as a top app in numerous App Stores around the world and receive such great feedback from users” says Inkitt’s Founder and CEO, Ali Albazaz. “Readers were really excited about the iOS app but kept asking when we’re launching on Android too. We heard them, worked really hard and today we’re bringing Inkitt to Android devices. All readers will now be able to discover tomorrow’s bestsellers on the go and read great novels by upcoming authors wherever they are.”

Inkitt for Android – 4 key features:

  • Access to thousands of novels from all fiction genres: fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, thriller, horror, romance, drama, action, adventure, YA and more
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  • Online/Offline: readers can save novels to their offline library to access them anytime

Beyond being a platform connecting aspiring authors with book lovers, Inkitt’s mission is to become the world’s fairest publishing house: Its in-house developed algorithm analyzes reading behavior to determine the potential of a novel to become the next bestseller. Using this unique data-driven approach, Inkitt wants to ensure that great works by new and talented writers never again stay in the dark.

Since July, Inkitt has published 7 novels: Catalyst Moon: Incursion by Lauren L. Garcia (Fantasy), Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan (YA Romance), I Was A Bitch by Emily Ruben (YA Romance Mystery), Esper Files by Egan Brass (SciFi) and Caged by Onaiza Khan (Psychological Thriller),  King’s Lament by Lilia Blanc (Fantasy Romance) and Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew (Humor Romance), six of which became bestsellers on Amazon.

                     

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Inkitt for Android will be available to download on Google Playfrom the 7th of January 2017

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About Inkitt

On the surface, Inkitt (www.inkitt.com) is a platform where aspiring writers can share their novels and inquisitive readers can unearth fresh content. But under the hood, we are democratizing publishing: The Inkitt algorithm analyzes reading behavior to predict future bestsellers. In other words: if readers love it, Inkitt publishes it.

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“I’m going to give you a Bear Hug!” ~Caroline B. Cooney~ Review

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Synopsis:

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.

Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep

About the Author:

Caroline B. Cooney is the bestselling author of teen suspense, mystery, and romance novels that have sold over 15,000,000 copies and are published in several languages. Of all her books, she is best known for the young adult novel The Face on the Milk Carton that has sold over 3,000,000 copies and was made into a television movie.

Caroline grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and spent most of her life on the shoreline of that state. She currently resides in South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, playing piano, walking near her home, pottery, jewelry-making, and, of course, reading.

Review:

This is a great book! I always love having the chance to review children’s book! My kids love it and I love the opportunity to check out a new book! This one does not disappoint. The cute little animals are adorable and the story is heartwarming. My kids all enjoyed reading this book and we will continue to enjoy it! The colors are bright and beautiful, and the illustrations are very interactive! My kids absolutely LOVED all of the different animals! Absolutely adored the story, because who couldn’t use a hug now and then right!?!? LOVED IT!!

If you have kiddos, you should definitely check it out! Or know someone who has kiddos this would make a great gift!

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