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    9 Of My Favourite Shakespeare Quotes *

    shakespeare day 1.jpgHappy Shakespeare Day!

    When I was still in school, the thought of reading and studying Shakespeare frightened the life out of me. I mean, it still kinda does even after four years of an English literature degree (that is a scary sentence to write when I have my first exam of the semester tomorrow, which also happens to be my second last exam of my WHOLE ENTIRE DEGREE. Touchy subject ok).

    But, there is really no denying that the big man himself has written some pretty great words to live by. I haven’t read a whole lot of William Shakespeare, if I am being entirely honest with you all, but Shakespeare quotes are pretty much a staple in any book lover’s life. They are timeless.

    shakespeare day 2.jpgWhen Viking reached out and offered to send me a box of goodies to get creative to celebrate Shakespeare Day, this year marking 403 years since his death on 23rd April 1616, I instantly knew that I wanted to incorporate some of my favourite lines of his into the blog post.

    I have to say, it was one of the most exciting boxes I have ever received. I didn’t expect to get so much! It contained everything I would need to write my own love letter, right down to the stamps, as well as beautifully packaged tea and a gold frame for hanging prints. Now just to find someone to actually write a love letter to

    The colourful Staedtler pens have come in so handy for studying these past couple of weeks and highlighting important quotes in texts, and don’t even get me started on how giddy I was to discover that inside that black box was an actual fountain pen complete with a feather. Childhood dream come true. I can rest assure you that the quality of everything is fantastic, and I will definitely be looking to them in the future for all my stationery needs (and I have a lot of them).

    shakespeare day 4shakespeare day 5I tried my best to make something that looked sort of *almost* good but, quite clearly, there is a reason why I am not known for my artistic ability. That said, I had a ridiculous amount of fun procrastinating from my studying at the weekend putting this together and admiring my slightly shaky handiwork.

    Without further ado, here are some of my favourite Shakespeare quotes of all time.

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    “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” – As You Like It

    “Conscience doth make cowards of us all.” – Hamlet

    “What’s past is prologue” – The Tempest

    “It is not in the star’s to hold our destiny but in ourselves” – Julius Caesar

    “The course of true love never did run smooth” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” – Twelfth Night

    “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    “Brevity is the soul of wit.” – Hamlet

    “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” – Romeo and Juliet

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    A huge thank you to Viking (and Jennie) for this opportunity – this is the most fun I have had with a blog post in a long time!

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    WWW Wednesday #4

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    WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam from Taking on a World of Words.

    CURRENTLY READING

    The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Blythell / Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan / You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

    As usual, I’m reading far too many things at one time. The Diary of a Bookseller is excellent for this though, because it is one of those books that you can dip in and out of and never feel lost. I am making the slowest possible progress through it, but I actually don’t mind.  It is written by the owner of The Book Shop in Wigtown, Scotland, which isn’t too far away from my hometown but I have never visited, and this book is making me really want to take the drive down.

    I’m also alternating between reading and listening to Hold Back the Stars on my kindle and on Audible. I’ve never really gave audiobooks a shot before, if I am honest, but Jenn from Jenniely gifted me this one so that I could try it! Easing myself in by trying it with a book I also had the e-book version of so I can swap between them if I fancy. So far so good!

    And finally, You’d Be Mine is an ARC set to be released in April which I am working with St Martin’s Press and Erin Hahn on, so although the review will be a little while away, keep an eye out for that! LOVING it so far.

    RECENTLY READ

    Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu / The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

    I’ve really just been doing university required reading recently, including these two texts for my Victorian Gothic literature class, both of which I really enjoyed. Carmilla is a lesbian vampire tale, and I’m sure you will heard at least something about Dr Moreau before and his experiments on animals on the mysterious island.

    READING NEXT

    Mrs Miniver by Jan Struther / Dracula by Bram Stoker

    Again, more university reading to do! I have to read Mrs Miniver for my 1930s lit class as I have to do a presentation on it next week (ugh) and then Dracula is also for next week, for Vic Gothic. I’ve read the Liz Lochhead play version of this before, but never the original, so I am so excited to see if it is how I expect it to be!

    What have you been reading? 

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    How to write the perfect book review (by ignoring all the “rules”)

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    I have seen quite a lot of blog posts recently detailing the “Seven Steps to Writing the Best Book Review Ever!!!” They tell you how to lay it all out and what should and shouldn’t be included, which sounds like a pretty good idea at first.

    But, the more of them I see and the more I think about it, they are really starting to get on my last nerve.

    Blogging is all about expressing yourself, right? So how can you do that when you have to abide by a specified set of rules?

    I don’t know how other people do it, but no extensive planning goes into any of my blog posts. I know roughly what I want to say, and so I sit down at my desk (or in my bed, more like) and start typing. Sometimes this means that it turns out as the biggest load of crap you would ever read in your life, but that is what editing as for. I am a big believer in just getting it all down and then sorting it after. I write all my essays and stories this way, and it has been working pretty well so far for me. I do a giant brain dump onto the page/screen, and then sort through it all to find what I was really trying to say in there. You don’t have to do it this way, of course, but this is the method that works for me.

    So how can I then work through a set of rules? That would be changing my writing process entirely.

    This is why I am here to tell you – in an equally unplanned ramble – that I don’t think there can or should be a step by step guide to writing a book review, or any kind of blog post. Sure, it might be helpful if you are starting out and need a helping hand. If using these guides works for you, then great! I don’t want to stop you or tell you you are wrong for doing so.

    What I am trying to say is that things like this feel to me like they are taking the creativity and spontaneity out of blogging, which is part and parcel of the fun. If I don’t want to list the five million places you can buy a book, then fine! If I want to say that I can’t decide whether or not I like a book, cool. If I do or don’t want to use some sort of star rating system, great.

    We all have our style of writing and our own process for getting our thoughts out there, which is why no two blogs are the same. It would be pretty boring if we were all regurgitating the same few things on every blog you clicked onto.

    I, for one, am going to continue abiding by own blog “rules” – and that is that there are none.

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    Excerpt: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

    OnlyABreathApart_Tour_Banner.jpgKatie McGarry has been one of my favourite YA authors for quite a while now, which makes me even more excited to be a part of her blog tour for her latest release, Only a Breath Apart!

    You may remember when I was involved in the cover reveal for this book back in June last year, which I was absolutely thrilled about, especially when I saw how stunning the cover actually was.

    I am currently reading this (along with a million other things as per) and I think I am about 40% of my way through so far on my Kindle and I can definitely say it is right up there with the best. Think childhood friendships coming back together, controlling parents, psychics with a touch of magic, and whatever comes after the 40% mark. Told through the alternating viewpoints of Jesse and Scarlett, this is written in my favourite style for YA contemporary romance. I’ll make sure to do a review when I finish because it is one I have a feeling I will just have to share.

    For now, though, I have a little excerpt and a bit about the book that I can share with you to hopefully tempt you into buying as well. There is also a link to a giveaway at the bottom of this post for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card – you could spend some of it on this book!

    McGarry_ONLY A BREATH APART_cover.jpgABOUT ONLY A BREATH APART:

    They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.

    The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.

    A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she’s psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart.

    Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…

    OnlyaBreathApart_Tour_teaser1.jpgEXCERPT

    SCARLETT

    “I thought you said you were meeting Camilla.”

    I jump at the sound of Dad’s voice and spin in his direction. “I am.”

    Dad studies me, and I hide my hands behind my back to conceal the slight quiver that could announce my guilt. when I left him, he was in good spirits, but his mood can quickly shift. There are two patched up holes in my bedroom that can testify to this. Dad replaced the drywall, covered it with fresh pain, but the perfection can’t take away from the memory of the way my heart pounded through my chest as he drove his fist through the wall.

    He inclines his head towards the booth of balloon animals. “Camila appears to be working.”

    “She’s getting off soon,” I say too fast as I bite back the need to ask why he didn’t go home like he said he was.

    “Why did you leave us if she’s still working? You said Camila would be done by five-thirty.” Read more

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    Book Review: The Fallback by Mariah Dietz

    The Fallback

    Ever since the start of this year, I have suddenly found myself out of the reading rut that I have been stuck in for the longest time. I had felt it slowly weaning off at the end of 2018, but something about the feeling of a fresh start that comes hand in hand with a new year has done wonders for ability to relax and peel myself away from simply binge-watching Netflix for an entire day and feeling so sluggish and disgusting by the end of it.

    I have no doubt that this will all change once my final semester at uni gets fully under way and I am up to my eyeballs with books to read and words to write, but for now, I am reaping the benefits. And that is why I am so glad that the second book I read this year was such a winner.

    About the bookThe Fallback

    By Mariah Dietz

    Publish date: 10 January 2019

    Genre: Contemporary Romance

    Page count: 465

    (ARC provided for review purposes)

    SynopsisBreaking up is hard to do.

    It’s even harder when you’re not expecting it.

    Brooke Jensen is a planner. Not only in her personal life but also professionally as one of the most sought after event planners in Chicago.

    But, when the ideal life she built for herself, complete with handsome, long-term boyfriend and perfect apartment crumbles, she realizes there are some things you just can’t plan for.

    While trying to start anew from her best friend’s guest room and discovering the best doughnuts in the city, an idea sparks to life when she meets Levi. He’s intriguing, funny, and shockingly good-looking, and what had been a few stray thoughts becomes a new passion for Brooke, a blog detailing learning how to be single. The project introduces Brooke to new people and experiences, and keeps returning her back to Levi.

    But, Brooke learns kismet may have been wrong when she learns Levi is the last person she should be interested in.

    Falling for the wrong guy once has Brooke hesitant to start a new relationship, but Levi is quickly proving that The Fallback might be even better.

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    My thoughtsI want to start off by saying that Brooke is a truly wonderful character. I have started writing this review mere minutes after finishing the book, and so it is all so fresh in my mind. I found her strong-minded and motivated, caring and generous, and just an all round great gal, to be honest. I really loved her commitment to work. Sure, she worked herself into the absolute ground but I couldn’t help but admire her ability to juggle a million things at once and be so successful in her field. It is rare to read about a working woman who is doing so well, and it was pretty inspiring actually.

    Now lets talk about Levi. If you read my feature last week on book boyfriends and how they give us an unrealistic outlook on love, but I adore them anyway – then Levi is exactly who I had in mind at the time, although I didn’t realise it yet. I only wish he was introduced slightly earlier in the book. It was around the 20% mark into the book that he first appeared, I think, so I felt like I was just kind of waiting for him to pop up before then. But, not to worry, because he more than made up for it.

    I also thoroughly enjoyed Mariah’s writing style. It was clean and easy to read, and not overrun with clichés (which is one of my absolute pet hates). It is a pretty long book at 465 pages, but I absolutely flew through it in no time at all. The characters were developed well, and I had such a clear image in my head of how I expected them to be. I really loved the dynamic between Brooke and her best friend Felicity. It reminds me of my own friendships and living with my best friend while being at university, which is the most fun. Admittedly, neither of us have young kids running around, but it is how I can imagine our friendship to be in ten years time.

    One other thing that I did pick up – as I am sure many of you would if you are like me – is how crazy it was that Brooke’s blog managed to get so popular so EASY. She doesn’t do anything in terms of promoting, she simply sits down and writes a post when she feels like it about whatever interesting thing she has done now. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely sounds like a blog I want to read. But, the way that she talks about it really just being for her and she doesn’t think she has much of an audience, and then all of a sudden she seems to be getting amazing recognition from it?! This is rather nit-picky of me though, and probably not something the majority of people would pick up on if they didn’t have a blog themselves and therefore didn’t realise just how much work goes on behind the scenes every day. And if that is the only real gripe I have, then that is not bad going.
    About the Author.pngMariah Dietz lives with her husband and three sons, who are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon, where she spent most of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.

    She has a love for all things that include her family, good coffee, books, travelling, and dark chocolate. She’s also obsessed with Christmas ornaments and all things Disney.

     

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    FEATURE | Are our book boyfriends giving us an unrealistic outlook on love?

    what makes a good book 1I have no shortage of so called “book boyfriends”.

    These are the boys – or men – that you read about in books and think ohhhh I’ll take three of those, please. They are ruggedly handsome, with messy hair and The Jaw (as my dad calls it – apparently the male lead in movies always have a prominent jaw line? I hate to admit it but I kind of see his point and it really does make me laugh).

    As someone who has been reading romance novels for a very long time now, starting off light and simple all those years ago with the classic Jacqueline Wilson novels and slowly progressing into the steamier alternatives of contemporary romance and the delightful fantasy romance of Sarah J. Maas, I am no stranger to this idea of the ~ultimate luuuurve story~.

    You know the one. There is either a ‘meet cute’ situation, or a hate-to-lovers epic story, or even a friends-to-lovers, but they all pan out the same way. They meet (or re-connect), get to know each other, their first impressions of each other were probably wrong, something comes along that derails it for a short time (an ex, a lie, a wrongful assumption) before they realise they are just right for each other and absolutely cannot live another day apart and off they prance into the sunset.

    So where is this in real life?

    The closest I get to a romantic story is a drunken snapchat from a boy with barely legible typing of words that I shall not even repeat.

    Where is my Rhysand, my Cardan, my Heathcliff, my Darcy, my Grey (lol), my big story? (Ok, maybe not Cardan. He’s a bit of a dick isn’t he. BUT, I haven’t read The Wicked King yet and I can’t wait to hate to love him more)

    I mean, I guess I am only twenty one years old. Maybe it just hasn’t come along yet. But I also think I am kidding myself on if I think it will ever be anything like I have read in any book.

    We have to remember that these men are fictional characters. As much as we really wish they did, they don’t exist in real life, and they never will.

    So are our book boyfriends giving us an unrealistic outlook on love?

    I would say they are. For years I have imagined this perfect love story that I am finally mature enough to know will never happen, but a girl can still dream, right?

    There lies the problem, though. I love reading them! I love pretending that this could happen to me or someone I know someday! I want to live in that fantasy world where men act like that! I want to end all my sentences in exclamation marks to express my pure and utter joy!

    (In fairness, if it happened in real life, I would probably be cringing and saying wondering if he was being serious.)

    But will I keep reading these books till the end of my days?

    Abso-freakin-lutely.

     

     

    Edit (14/1/19): Something occurred to me last night, after posting this blog post. I don’t know if it was something I read on Twitter and subconsciously took in as I scrolled mindlessly, but it popped into my head that this post isn’t the most inclusive. I think it is important to check ourselves and call ourselves out when we find ourselves wrongly missing out an important bracket, or there will be no real and positive change in the future. I talk about book boyfriends in this post, because that is how I see it in my head. But, this doesn’t apply to everyone reading this I am sure. I thought about going back through the post and changing the language to be inclusive of all sexual orientations, but decided that I wanted to write this instead after noticing my mistake. The feelings that I talk about throughout this post are universal, I’m sure, no matter whether it is your book boyfriends or book girlfriends that consume your thoughts. What’s important here is that we are all day-dreaming and enjoying reading and having our love/hate relationships with this fictional characters. Ok. That’s all. Make sure to check your writing too, and everything else you say online and in person.

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    Book Review: Christmas Secrets by the Sea by Jane Lovering

    CSBTS Cover ImageIT’S NEARLY CHRISTMAS.

    Actually, I don’t feel overly Christmassy right now which I hope changes in the next three days. Normally I am finished up with university work a lot earlier than I was this year so it seems like Christmas has actually come around a lot quicker than it should’ve. But, I’ve had my Christmas nights out (for both jobs), I have my last shift before Christmas tomorrow and then I’m off for a grand total of three days, so if that isn’t cause for celebration then I don’t know what is.

    Today, though, it is the final stop on the Christmas Secrets by the Sea blog tour – clearly they were saving the best till last (lol).

     

    Christmas Secrets by the Sea

    Book #1 in the Seasons by the Sea series

    By: Jane Lovering

    Release date: 13 December 2018

    Publisher: Farrago Books

     

    About the Book

    Sometimes you don’t get the Christmas presents you imagined…

    Tansy Merriweather is down on her luck. She’s lost her business and her relationship, and instead of a glamorous London apartment, her home is now a campervan on a Dorset beach. And as if things couldn’t get any worse, a scruffy dog called Brian with a taste for sardines has adopted her as his owner.

    When Tansy’s new-found friends at the café in the bay help her to find a job as a location scout for a new TV show, things start looking up. However, she soon discovers that the show’s glamorous star, Davin O’Riordan, is as grouchy as he is  handsome – and just as Brian starts forging a touching romance with Davin’s elegant whippet, Seelie, Tansy begins to wonder exactly what Davin’s fans see in him.

    As Christmas approaches, Tansy and Davin discover each other’s secrets, and a new bond begins to grow between them. But how will they cope with the storms headed their way – and can they save the café from closing?

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    My Thoughts

    This could not have been more perfect to read at this time of year. It wasn’t the kind of fluffy Christmas romance that you may expect it to be, and instead was incredibly touching and special. In fact, it isn’t really about Christmas at all, apart from the time of year that it was set. Christmas books probably have a preconception surrounding them that they can only be read at this time of year, but I actually think this could be enjoyed no matter what the month is because that isn’t really the focus. Perhaps the title is slightly misleading in this way.

    I did slightly struggle to connect with the main characters to begin with, but thankfully this did change as the book progressed and you got to learn more about them and their backgrounds. My favourite characters were definitely single mum Karen and her son Rory though! I absolutely loved reading about their relationship, and could imagine the little café that they worked in perfectly because it sounded so like the one I work in myself whenever I’m back in my little tiny seaside hometown. I also could not shake the image of Jamie Dornan as Davin, which is certainly not a bad thing to happen. Maybe it’s just because they are both Irish. I wonder how Jane Lovering imagined him when she was writing this, but that’s how it turned out in my own mind. Again, absolutely zero complaints there.

    A special mention goes out to the dogs in this book, which I never would have imagined I would be saying. Brian (which just seems like a hilarious name for a dog) was such a fantastic addition to the storyline, and I knew right from the beginning that Tansy wouldn’t be able to resist him when he plonked himself down at her feet and decided to call her his own.

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book for its sarcastic sense of humour and easy-flowing style that was a welcome escape after such a stressful few weeks at the end of this semester. I’ll definitely be following the series from now on. A big thank you to Fanny from Farrago Books for inviting me on to this tour!

     

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    Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

    Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

    I was tagged by the wonderful Jenn from Jenniely to do the Bookish Naughty or Nice tag that she set up last year, and it was such a good one that I couldn’t not do it. I’m constantly amazed when I see people creating new tags – where do they get the ideas from?!

    As always, there a couple of rules to go along with this tag:

    ♥ Tag and link the person who tagged you

    Tag and link Jenn

    Tick/cross off the ones you have done or not done

    Tag another 10 people (I’ve only tagged five because that is as many as I could be bothered doing lol)

    Even if you haven’t been tagged, why not go ahead and do it anyway! Only six days left till Christmas to fit it in…

     

    • Received an ARC and not reviewed it

    Many, many, an ARC gone unread…

    • Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

    Currently sitting at 39% lol OOPS how did that happen?!?! To be fair, I barely ever use it any more. I used it a lot more when I didn’t have a blog because that was my only source of free books. I really should go back to it though because there were always such good choices.

    • Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)

    Technically NO because I don’t have my blog and my Goodreads linked yet – I know, I know, I’ll get round to it eventually.

    • Folded down the page of a book

    More times than I like to admit.

    • Accidentially spilled on a book

    Coffee and tear stains all over my uni books. Not tears from a sad story either. Tears of STRESS.

    • DNF a book this year

    Noly from The Artsy Reader is going to be appalled when I say this again, but I still haven’t finished A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. It’s not even that I don’t like it – I absolutely loved it! I don’t really know what happened, I think it was just so long and I had so much uni stuff going on at the same time that I took too long a break in the middle and never went back to it. I am planning on restarting it though, hopefully over Christmas.

    • Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it

    Just about all of the classics I own.

    • Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

    Homework, sleeping, working, tidying, you name it.

    • Skim read a book

    I’m so bad for skim reading, I have to stop. I read something and think, “hold on, what?” because it doesn’t make sense from me skipping over an important sentence.

    • Completely missed your Goodreads goal

    I have ticked this because I was way off track for a couple of months, but I think I am actually redeeming myself and I might juuuuust make it in time for the end of 2018.

    • Borrowed a book and not returned it

    My friend Emma (unwillingly) stores many books in my home.

    • Broke a book buying ban

    I am constantly on a book buying ban, meaning I am constantly breaking my book buying ban.

    • Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about

    I have lost count of the amount of times I have written just the title of the book and left it in drafts for too long, and so now you will never see the review for it unless I reread the book or something.

    • Wrote in a book you were reading

    I would never write in a book that I am reading for pleasure, but all my uni books are notes and highlights galore for essays and class discussion.

    • Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

    I read a lot on my kindle while I was on holiday in Spain at Easter and I think I missed adding half of them to Goodreads. Probably would’ve already been at my 2018 goal if I had actually done it.

    • Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book

    It is too precious to give them incase I don’t get it back, a.k.a. what I do when I borrow one from them.

    • Broke the spine of someone else’s book

    I could never! That is outrageous.

    • Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged

    Noooo, the jacket has to stay on! That’s all part of the fun!

    • Sat on a book accidentally

    Technically no, but I have accidentally bent pages back from the book being in my bag which is absolutely heartbreaking. Damn books. They make us feel so many emotions.

     

    Ok. 15/20. I have been seriously naughty this year. Sorry, Santa. Please forgive me and bring me more books.

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    I TAG:

    Noly @ The Artsy Reader

    Kerry @ Herding Cats

    Evie @ Evie Jayne

    Emma @ Booking Good Read

    Princess of Pages

    and anyone else that wants to do it! Feel free to leave your links below.

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    Cover Reveal: Interlude by D. Kelly

    interlude COVER REVEAL BANNERINTERLUDE by D. Kelly

    Genre: Contemporary Romance

    Release Date: 29 January 2019

     

    About the Book

    Jordan Weston is good-looking, mysterious, and sexually uninhibited, but his life is more like the name of his bar – Just an Illusion. His cousins are the bad boys of Bastards and Dangerous, but their fame hasn’t made everything rainbows and sunshine for him. He’s haunted, flawed, and the sole survivor of a homicide that wiped out his immediate family.

    Allie Baker, the most recent hire at the bar, can see through Jordan’s façade. She knows he’s everything she doesn’t need, but she’s beginning to crave his cocky attitude and the way he looks at her. The more she tries to stay away from him, the more she wants to get to know him.

    Jordan knows falling for an employee is a bad idea, but Allie pushes buttons he never realized he had. Even though Allie desperately needs her job, she soon decides being with Jordan is more important. Will they be able to compromise, or will she let her chance at love pass her by for the sake of a paycheck?

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    Thoughts on the synopsis

    THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD. I am pretty excited to read this new release when it comes out (or maybe a cheeky little ARC…), although I have to say the blurb doesn’t leave too much to the imagination. We already know his entire back story and the fact that Allie is short on cash so needs this job, and I think we all know she isn’t going to ‘let her chance at love pass her by’ at the end of the book. Despite being able to predict the entire storyline from those three paragraphs, I’ll still definitely be reading this one. I haven’t read anything by D. Kelly before so I am looking forward to seeing her writing style.

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    About the Author

    D KellyD. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

    Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better [a woman after my own heart, by the sounds of it].

    A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

     

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