Hello Readers! I’m pleased to be part of the blitz tour for The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance by Lali A. Love, organized by Love Books Group. Check more details about this ne fantasy paranormal novel in this post.
When a demonic parasite turns her classmates into an army of sleepwalkers, sixteen-year-old Jo must confront her celestial identity and reveal the mystery of existence. Guided by the Galactic Council, a Galactic Compass and with the help of her best friends, Jo unleashes the cosmic powers of creation to prevent the Lord of Darkness from enslaving all of humanity into obscurity.
Will she be able to decode the artificial system in time to save her friends and the sacred Light?
Award-winning Author, Lali A. Love provides a supernatural thriller of metaphysical and visionary fantasy with her own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative skills to produce this heart-wrenching and gripping tale.
Lali A. Love lives in the capital city of Canada with her husband and two beautiful children who are her greatest source of pride, joy, and inspiration. As a debut author, Lali loves to write stimulating, character-based novels that invoke an emotional response in her readers. She has done extensive research into epistemology and metaphysics to further her understanding of the Universal Laws of Energy.
In her spare time, Lali is committed to writing her visionary fiction trilogy about spiritual transformation. These mystical novels are based on the journeys of three incarnated Angels that have been brought together in the third-dimensional existence, to realize their Divine Feminine soul purpose. Each of them must experience unique self-realization to overcome the dark demonic entities that are determined to destroy their inner light to derail their Soul mission.
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Hello Readers! I’m excited to be part of book blitz for Michael Milton’s debut novel Kissing Daisy Parker by Michael Milton to celebrate publication day. I’m in love with this cover. Check out the book details of this gorgeous book in this post.
Kissing Daisy Parker by Michael Milton Publication Date : July 21st 2020 Publisher : Kensett Books Genre : Contemporary / coming of age
First loves. Last chances. Street Fighter II.
Daisy is a Sylvia Plath reading, Robert Smith devotee, planning on a summer of Australian beaches with or without her two favourite boys. Obsessed gamer and jealous boyfriend Greg needs the prize money from the Scottish Street Fighter II championships to join Daisy in Oz. She wouldn’t really go without him. Would she?
Scottish-born, English-accented Junaid is the couple’s best friend. Haunted by that school dance and terrified of the future, he finds himself falling for his best friend’s girl. When a disastrous event at the video game tournament brings Daisy and J closer together, Greg attempts the ultimate redemption.
Each makes decisions which alter the course of their friendship, and their lives, forever. But do the answers to life’s biggest questions truly lie in kissing Daisy Parker?
Michael Milton spent the first 25 years of his life pretending to be other people. After switching drama school for university, he travelled the world as an English teacher and returned home to complete his MA in Creative Writing.
His stories have been long and short listed for the Fish Prize, the Bath Short Story Award, the Mogford Prize and the Emerge Impact Creative Writing Prize. Kissing Daisy Parker is his first novel, and yes, he can beat you at Street Fighter.
Hello Readers! It’s my stop during the blog tour forCrazy for You by Domhnall O’Donoghue. Check out book details and snippet in this post.
When Clooney Coyle promises Vonnie Gallagher they’ll be friends for life, he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for. The lonely and eccentric Vonnie quickly becomes obsessed with the kind-hearted but insecure actor, and her misguided crush soon develops into something much more sinister, which leaves Clooney’s career in tatters.
But when fate takes a strange turn and elevates the pair into an overnight celebrity couple, Clooney must decide whether to embrace the fame he has longed for since childhood or end the ridiculous charade before Vonnie’s jealous – and murderous – inclinations spiral out of control.
‘Let me take those dirty bin bags off ye, my love. The only place a woman of your beauty should be surrounded by such filth is in the bedroom!’
Clooney always felt a need to help others, and the evening of Isla’s fancy-dress party – a gathering that would change his life forever – was no exception. Kitted out like his childhood idol Madonna, he’d arrived at his best buddy’s house an hour early. As soon as he and his conical bra had crossed the threshold, the actor had begun playing a supporting role to the hostess, assisting with last-minute, tedious chores.
Filling ice trays.
Nothing that would burn any calories, granted, but help that had been appreciated by his jittery pal who could, in turn, focus on other aspects of her to-do list, like cooking food or preparing cocktails. Or simply releasing her frustration that the clock was against her by slamming presses and drawers – as she was currently doing.
‘Jesus, hold them from the bloody bottom, will ye?’ Isla, dressed as Catwoman, growled in her thick Navan accent after spotting Clooney dragging the two black bags across the spacious, ultra-modern kitchen floor and out to the bins in the back garden. ‘The last thing I want is leftover dinners scattered across me lovely Moroccan tiles.’
While Clooney was a good foot taller than Isla, this evening the hostess’ stressed state meant she dominated the room. He suspected her feline costume, which perfectly showcased her athletic physique, was also encouraging her to release her inner claws. On an average day, his pretty, blonde buddy was the personification of calm, cool and collected. This wasn’t one of those days. So Clooney didn’t dare tell Catwoman to cool her jets, fearful she might take the knife she was wielding to the Jean-Paul Gaultier-inspired costume that had cost him the best part of a week’s wage. In addition to the golden corset and matching pointy bra, his ensemble consisted of fishnet stockings, a pair of ankle boots and a curly blonde wig. Determined to impress guests later that evening, he wanted his tribute to the Queen of Pop to remain free from attack. Instead, he suppressed a laugh, entertained by Isla’s out-of-character hysteria, and animatedly lifted the bags a good metre above the tiled surface.
‘Thanks, babes!’ she eventually yelled out from behind him, clearly having taken a couple of breaths (and knowing that everyone’s threshold for abuse had limits). ‘What would I do without ye?’
Hailing from Navan in the royal county of Meath, Domhnall is a graduate of the Bachelor in Acting Studies Programme, Trinity College Dublin, later completing a Master’s in Screenwriting at Dún Laoghaire IADT.
He now works as an actor and a journalist, dividing his time between Galway, where he films TG4’s award-winning series, Ros na Rún, Dublin and Venice, where he and his Italian lover continuously promise their well-worn livers that they will refrain from quaffing so much Prosecco. (Unfortunately, it seems some vows, just like nearby Rome, were not built in a day.)
Wine-drinking aside, for more than four years, Domhnall has also enjoyed the responsibility of being Assistant Editor at Irish Tatler Man, a title whose various awards includes Consumer Magazine of the Year. Thanks to this role, he interviewed a host of high-profile names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey, David Gandy, and Jacques Villeneuve.
Domhnall has written for the majority of Ireland’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the Irish Independent, The Irish Times and RTE Online. He also writes a monthly column in Woman’s Way, the country’s biggest-selling weekly magazine.
His first novel, Sister Agatha: the World’s Oldest Serial Killer, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim (Tirgearr Publishing). His second book, Colin and the Concubine, was published earlier this year by Mercier Press, Ireland’s oldest publishing house. Book number three is called Crazy For You and will be published once again by Mercier Press in June 2020.
Love is What You Bake of it (The Meraki Series Book 1) Publication date : March 24th 2020 Genre : Romance Pages : 278 Stars : ★★★★★
The only love Kally Andarakis is baking is in the form of the sweet treats she whips up in her café, The Coffee Klatch.
Kally never believed herself to be a person worthy of love, but when an intoxicating man she considered out of her league pursues her, she risks everything to be with him. Later, when tragedy strikes, truths are revealed that leave Kally brokenhearted and untrusting.
Eight years later, Kally is a successful pastry chef running the café she’d always dreamed of owning. With a home of her own, a profession she’s passionate about, and the support and love of friends and family, Kally is content with the life she has carved out for herself.
Until the day Max Vardaxis walks into her café…
With arguing parents, meddling relatives, an overly energetic grandmother, a man-crazy best friend, and the long ago, mysterious disappearance of a grandfather, this new man in town is just one more complication in Kally’s life, if not the main one.
Kally must now decide whether to keep her heart safe or to once again take a ‘whisk on love.’
*** Note : I received e-copy of this book as a part of blog tour. many thanks to Kelly @Love Books Group for tour invite and author for review copy. ***
Love is What You Bake of it was lovely romance that revolved around Kally, her café and her love and faith issues. It was about not everything is as it looks and make assumptions based on it, having faith in person you love, healing, forgiveness, and giving love second chance.
Essential ingredients for Love is What You Bake of it: Flour of interesting characters sugar of love butter of romance yeast of faith salt of twist and heartbreak eggs of secrets and revelations.
How to mix it and put it in oven? That’s in the book, written in smooth and captivating first person narrative from Kally and, occasionally, Max’s perspective. Setting of Port Jefferson and Kally’ café, The Coffee Klatch, made the story beautiful.
It started with Kally visiting grave of person she loved, who broke her heart and left her with unanswered questions. This made me want to know more about this person, what happened, and what questions needed answers. 8 years later, now Kally had love of her life, not a man, her café. Past burnt her soul so deep she didn’t believe in love and men until a police officer entered her café- Max who had his own past and wasn’t looking for love. But firework of attraction wasn’t something they could ignore and love was inevitable. I was curious to know what was Max’s past, what happened with Kally all those years ago, if they will stay together after knowing each other’s past, can Kally trust Max and his love or will he break her heart.
Kally was amazing throughout the book. I loved her passion and talent. She was practical, sensible, sweet, and down to earth person. If she was real we could be friends. But she had her flaws, she jumped to assumptions quickly without looking for reason or explanations, she judged all men based on her one worst experience, and never had faith in love and herself. I still don’t understand why she thought she was not desirable and somebody men would not fall in love with! It was easy to root for her. I loved the way she developed, learned to love and have faith in it.
Max was police officer and returned to village with his daughter, Athena, after horrible past. His love for Athena was great. He too had trust issues but unlike Kally he wasn’t someone who would leave without listening full story. I loved his determination and faith but, like Kally, I feel he should have cleared the misunderstanding before all the drama started.
Romance and chemistry was fiery, their relationship developed gradually and I loved the way they made up after break up. I was expecting lot of sexy scenes from cover but there was only few so that was good thing for me. I like more story in a book than just steamy romance.
All characters were interesting and there were so many. I loved family dynamics. Enjoyed story of Andarakis females– Kally’s mother and grandmother’s story and problems in their married life. Kally’s missing grandfather gave the story another layer. I didn’t know anything about Junta and what happened in Greek during their rule around 1970. It was horrible time and I could see why Junta was compared to Nazis.
What I loved most was Kelly’s aprons and quotes on it dictating her mood- “Sometimes you just need to eat a cupcake with icing and get over it.” “Baking is my superpower and my apron is my cape” “I don’t give a frap.”- Aren’t they amazing? Another thing I loved was Greek culture, beliefs, food, confections, and history. Recipes and quotes about baking in the beginning of every chapter were awesome. My baking skill is zero and I don’t have oven but my mom has so I’ll send her these recipes. There was humor, heartbreak, wisdom, mystery, secrets, faith, hope, love, family, and baking… everything one want in a book.
Turning point was predictable. I knew this will happen as soon as Max failed to correct Kally. What happened after it was all surprising. Kally’s trip to Athens, surprise she received on her return and shocking revelation in climax that changed all Kally’s belief about love and faith was brilliant. Make up after that and proposal at the end left me smiling. Grandfather still remained mystery so I hope to find more answers related to him in next books of the series.
Overall, Love is What You Bake of it was entertaining and heart warning love story with beautiful setting, interesting characters and lots of mouthwatering confection. I highly recommend this to romance lovers.
Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart, or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d hoped that by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years while raising her two daughters.
In 2015, three years after the death of her mother from pancreatic cancer, she published her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, book one in a women’s fiction, multigenerational love story and family saga, inspired by her mother and her Greek heritage. Kammenou continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in the nationally circulated magazine Reminisce.
Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga was a 2016 finalist in the Readers Favorite Book Awards. Waiting for Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga was awarded finalist status in the 2019 International Book Awards and Chasing Petalouthes, the last book in the trilogy, had also placed in the Readers Favorite Book Awards for the 2018 contest.
Her latest novel, the first book in a new contemporary romance series, is now complete. Love is What You Bake of It, follows Kally’s path to independence despite her sometimes stifling family and her tumultuous road to finding love. But it wouldn’t be a Kammenou novel without a delve into the past, or the references to mouth-watering foods.
Effie Kammenou is a first-generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing or posting recipes on her food blog, aptly named cheffieskitchen, you can find her entertaining family and friends or traveling for ‘research.’
As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books for a little extra ‘flavor.’
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.
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Hello Readers! I’m happy to be part of blitz tour for Gray Genesis by Alan McDermott. Check out details about this thriller in this post.
Gray Genesis by Alan McDermott Genre : Fiction / Thriller
Tom Gray is back in his most explosive adventure yet!
Afghanistan. As the war on terror intensifies, Taliban leader Abdul al-Hussain has plans to turn the tide in his favour. His objective: a US virologist named Miriam Dagher. She’s about to pay a visit to the land of her birth, and al-Hussain has her in his sights.
Out to stop al-Hussain is Sergeant Tom Gray, SAS veteran and leader of 8 Troop. His team are tasked with disrupting Taliban operations, snatching high-profile targets and wreaking havoc on enemy supply lines. Their missions are routine, until the Taliban unleashes a new breed of warrior.
Gray Genesis is a prequel to the million-selling Tom Gray series, a familiar blend of intrigue, camaraderie and explosive action.
Alan McDermott has an eclectic work history, with roles ranging from developing software for the NHS to shovelling custard powder in a food packing factory. He tried his hand at writing in 1990, but after completing half a draft, he started a new job and threw it in a drawer. It wasn’t until 2010 that he picked up his pen again, and published his first novel, Gray Justice, in 2011. Gray Resurrection and Gray Redemption soon followed, and his success as a self-published author attracted the attention of Thomas & Mercer an Amazon publishing imprint. They commissioned three more books in the Gray series, plus a spinoff called Trojan. In 2014, Alan gave up his day job to become a full-time writer, and has written three books in a new series (Run and Hide, Seek and Destroy and Fight to Survive) featuring CIA assassin Nolene Driscoll. He also has a standalone thriller called Motive, which has a new lead in Ryan Anderson.