Monday, October 15, 2012

Sugarfiend Review

Sugarfiend was a captivating book about someone who was a complete mess. It really was entertaining to listen to the trials and tribulations of Estelle. It really seems like anything that can go wrong does. Couple that with some good old fashioned bad choice making, it really was an amusing book that also made me shudder at times.

But never fear, redemption does exist! Lessons learned and crisis averted. I liked this book a lot because it was very descriptive, easy to read and I just kept hoping something good would happen to Estelle! I am sure if you give this book a try, you will also be rooting for her!

Caroline Burau is a blogger, two-time author, and a 911 dispatcher. Her first book, Answering 911: Life in the Hot Seat was aReader's Digest Editor's Choice and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

When she's not writing or obsessing about writing, she's spending her royalties on yoga classes, strappy sport tops, and used books. She lives with her husband, two geriatric cats, and an excitable yellow lab in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Picture Perfect Review

Picture Perfect was one of those perfect type of books where everything just flowed so naturally that it was almost impossible to put down and I often didn't! I don't really know much about the scene in L.A. but I'm fairly sure that Lucie Simone portrayed it pretty accurately which gave an interesting look into the cutthroat world that it is.
The main character was so realistic and very human so it was easy to get to like her and empathize with her. I didn't find myself identifying with the actual situations she was in but I definitely identified with the emotions she was feeling which is a great sign of the authors abilities.
I definitely liked this book a lot and am looking forward to sharing this author with friends!

Lucie Simone has a passion for travel, yoga, and writing. She has a degree in Journalism, a Master of Fine Arts in Television Production, and is a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. Her love of comedy (and living under the delusion that she might one day be an actress) resulted in a stint studying improvisation, which, ironically enough, taught her to be a better writer.

Her short story, A Taste of Italy, won the New York Book Festival competition for best ebook and is a bestseller at Amazon UK. The release of her debut novel, Hollywood Ending, a romantic comedy about life in Hollywood for the not-so-rich-and-famous, marked the launch of her small press, Simon & Fig, which publishes Chick Lit, Lad Lit and Women’s Fiction exclusively.

Lucie lives, loves and writes in the City of Angels, but considers New York City her second home and visits as often as her bank account will allow.  

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Last Minute Love Review

Ever since I read 'Year of the Chick', I have been a huge Romi Moondi fan so I absolutely jumped at the chance to review this book! And of course, I wasn't disappointed.

As in the first book, I just could not put this one down. I loved, loved, LOVED it! I sped through reading the book and hearing of the latest adventures of Romi in such little time that I was almost disappointed I had not made myself savor it more slowly. This book is just so enjoyable and so easy to read plus the character speaks to you, no matter what your ethnic background that it was impossible to do that.

I am so looking forward to the third book coming out next year and hope that Ms. Moondi has plans for more after that!

I am Canadian, and here are some strange personal facts:

-I wore denim-top-to-bottom in high school (there is a direct inverse relationship between how much denim I wore and how few tongues were launched down my throat at school dances...or anywhere in high school at all).
-A homeless lady in New York once told me "You're just a bitch on vacation with no money!"
-I always hated those insufferable couples who would cuddle and make out on the subway...until I became half of one. But now I'm back to being none of one so I hate them again.

The thing I love most in the world is writing. When I first started publishing on Amazon it was my "crazy" humour side ("The Book of Awful," and "NOT Love Poems For Real Life"). Since then, everything has focused on my "Year of the Chick" series, because it's the most important thing to me in the world right now. I guess that would tend to happen, when your writing is inspired by real life, including all the satisfaction and risks that come from that.

My "Year of the Chick" series can be described as "edgy rom-com," which helps me account for the blunt conversations and mortifying family moments in the book ;-).
Book 3 in the "Year of the Chick" series will be written and released in 2013; until then I have some adventures to go on!

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Additional note: "Year of the Chick" which is book one in the series, is available for free at all e-tailers!