Saturday, September 30, 2017

A short analysis of You've Got Mail by Clarice

You know, I don't ever do this anymore, but I would love to talk for a few minutes about the movie You've Got Mail.  It is without a doubt, one of my favorite movies of all time.  No matter how many times I watch it, I still love it.  I think one of the main reasons I like it so very much is watching the process that the main characters go through to fall in love.  Now, technically, it seems that they might already be that way at the beginning of the movie to some degree or another.

1. The secret.
When the movie begins, Joe and Kathleen are exchanging emails and such.  It's an odd situation because they don't talk about anything personal so they have no idea who the other person is.  And they are both attached to other people.  And while they don't talk about things like what they do as a job and such, they are giving away critical information about their personalities, which is really what has them interested in the other person.  So much that other people around them notice how happy they are.

2. Big Bad Bookstore Moves In
And then one day it happens.  Fox Books moves in and starts gobbling up all the smaller bookstores around the area.  Kathleen is determined not to let that happen.  So she starts getting a bit proactive.  One of my favorite parts is her on t.v. while Joe is on the treadmill.  She states that he has compared books to cans of olive oil.  Now, being a fellow book lover, I would find that equally appalling.  Books change lives.  At this point, it's almost like they loathe each other.  What's so ironic?  Joe is actually telling her to fight for her business and all that jazz in those emails, but it's really him who she is fighting against.  That's what I call ironic.

3. She's Who??!!!
Ooooohhh yes.  Joe and Kathleen decide to meet, however, a slight little hang up occurs and he finds out she's actually his arch nemesis: Kathleen Kelly.  How could that sweet woman he talks to online be the same woman as this dragon lady who is sitting in a little cafe with a rose on a book, waiting on him?  H e was almost ready to propose marriage to this woman who he was meeting until he found out that it was Kathleen.  Joe decides to make her think she was stood up because Kathleen is in as much denial as Joe: there is no way Joe Fox is the man she's talking to.  He's too nice for that.  A gentleman.  Regardless, their conversation gets kind of ugly and doesn't end well.  

"You are just a suit."

4. Dejection and Rejection

"No matter what he's done to me, there is no excuse for my behavior."

Yes, even though he deserved it, she felt bad for her behavior towards Joe Fox.  After some time of them not speaking, the two of them are feeling a little down because like Joe said, she expected to see someone she trusted, but met the enemy instead.  Which is so very true of relationships sometimes.  There are times when those we love become the enemy more than one we can trust.  That is a hard and sad place to be and that is what they both feel as well.

"Dear friend,"

5. Life Changes
Everything suddenly changes.  Both Kathleen and Joe break up with their significant others because they realize they want so much more.  A particularly revealing scene is where Joe is stuck in the elevator.  Certain truths are revealed.  Then, Kathleen decides to close her book shop, which is devastating.  Even Joe's father is on the down and out with his most recent woman. 

"There was a man sitting in the elevator with me who knew exactly what he wanted."

6. A New Plan
"I wanted to be your friend."

Joe Fox starts being nice.  Crazy right?  Well, yes and no.  Things change and with it comes a change of heart.  He decides that maybe, just maybe, he was the bad guy in all of this and that he had driven the woman of his dreams to a breaking point.  And so he decides that it's time for a new approach and the two become friends, easily it seems.  And with that friendship, other things bloom as well.  He once more sees the woman he knows he is in love with.  Now, to convince her.

And last but not least....

And they lived happily ever after.  I hope.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Pre-Order from Cheree Alsop

The Haunted High Series Book 1- The Wolf Within Me by Cheree Alsop

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A life-threatening accident reveals that Finn is a werewolf; the next morning, he receives an invitation to a secluded high school. Finn quickly realizes that the school is in fact an academy for monsters and is far more perilous and full of adventure than he ever expected. But Haunted High has had a dangerous history with werewolves. Can Finn survive monster politics, life-threatening pranks, and teachers more likely to kill him than help him in time to answer the real question: Who is the girl haunting the cemetery and why does he sleepwalk to her grave each night?
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New Release: Love, Lies and Louboutins by S.M. Phillips

'I can see the headline now: In love and finally drama free. Could she possibly have her shit together?'

Emily Parker is settled and living her life to the full. Gone are the days of her itchy Tinder finger, instead she's all loved up and ready to take the world by the balls as she embarks on a new business adventure. There's just no stopping her.

However, nothing is ever as it seems in Emily's world.
Has she made the right decision to follow her dreams? What hidden truths will she uncover, and more importantly, will they put her happily ever after at risk?

One thing is certain, everything and everyone around her is consumed by Love, Lies & Louboutins.

Also available FREE in KU
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Book 1 Heartbreak's A bitch if Free until Friday 29th

•**•. About S.M Phillips •**•.

S.M Phillips is a fun loving mum of two from Manchester. When she’s not busy writing, you’ll most likely find her head buried deep inside her kindle with a cup of coffee in hand. Talk to her when she’s reading and things could get pretty colourful, pretty fast, just ask her Hubby.
She is a lover of chocolate, especially if it has peanut butter inside and loves a good cocktail or two. She often wonders if she should spend more time buying shoes, but then she remembers her never ending TBR list and realises that money can be spent on more important things… Books.
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New Release: Smoke And Sin by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

New York Times Best Selling Authors Shayla Black and Lexi Blake invite you back into a world of passion and scandal. More than a decade ago, Roman Calder had a scorching affair with the sister of one of his best friends. Augustine Spencer drove him so crazy he thought of nothing but her. The only thing they did more often than heat the sheets was fight. Unprepared for the intensity of their relationship, Roman broke things off and concentrated on things that made sense to him: his career and putting his best friend, Zack Hayes, in the White House. Gus Spencer is known to Washington insiders as the president’s secret weapon. Gorgeous and brilliant, Gus runs the press pool with the determination of a shark. No one dares to cross her, not when she’s known for having a spine of steel…but long ago one man melted her down. Despite the fact that she’ll never forgive Roman for breaking her heart, now that they work together she can’t get him off her mind. When a dangerous investigation leads both Roman and Gus to London, the heat between them becomes unbearable. As they begin to unravel an international conspiracy, they find themselves falling all over again. But when a killer threatens their world, can they fight to stay together or will the sins of their past keep them forever apart?

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ABOUT SHAYLA BLACK: Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages. Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years. Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

ABOUT LEXI BLAKE: NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Cover Reveal for All He Wants For Christmas Boxed Set

11 Holiday Shifter PNR Romances New & Exclusive Stories

All He Wants for Christmas Box Set
Publish Date: November 1, 2017

Contributing Authors:
Emma Alisyn, Cecilia Lane, Ariel Marie, Shelique Lize, Ever Coming, Dottie Wilson, Anna Morgan, Paulina Woods, Starla Night, AR DeClerck, Angelique Armae

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Price will be $2.99 day of release.
Amazon: US : AU : CA : UK

ALL HE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS, a limited edition paranormal holiday bundle brings you a selection of new and exclusive stories guaranteed to make you blush every time you hear the words Happy Holidays.

A polar bear alpha falls in love with the dark unicorn sorceress he thought he killed in battle twenty years ago. A tiger shifter learns of the surprise he left behind with a curvy waitress…his fated mate. A dragoness fakes a mating with a bad boy to escape an arranged marriage, and discovers true love. These stories and many more are inside this steamy hot compilation.

Werewolves and bear shifters, Jack Frost (like you’ve never read him before) and fiery dragons, we have something for everyone. Each story is a must read fantasy action adventure, certain to keep you up long past your bedtime.

Ready to dive into 11 curated paranormal holiday novels and novellas? Download now because you deserve a bit of me time.

Don’t wait, this box set will only be here for a short time and then it is gone forever.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Blog Tour for Disowned (Allegiance Series Book 1) by Sarah Addison-Fox

Disowned (Allegiance Series Book 1)
by Sarah Addison-Fox

About the Author:
Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born home-schooling mother of two who loves action-packed, clean, fantasy with strong heroines. She has an astonishing amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer somewhere, and has a husband who, after 27 years, can still make her blush. When she’s not working on her Christian YA fantasy series, Allegiance, she can be found fangirling on Goodreads or sending GIFs on Twitter.

About the Book:
Two countries, two choices, one life

When Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.

After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn to protect the fragile peace.

For Corporal Mick Haynes, life is simple. Follow the rules, do your job and work your way up the ranks. Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family's farm wasn't part of the plan.

When a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste, Mick's loyalty will be stretched to the limit.

With war on the horizon, Celeste faces two impossible choices. Both securing her freedom, but both at a cost she could never have imagined.

Will Etraea provide the freedom she's longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master?

Cover Reveal for Hellhounds (Death by Reaper MC #1) by Esther E Schmidt

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“Hellhounds” Death by Reaper MC #1

From the writer of “Areion Fury MC”, “Broken Deeds MC”, “Wicked Throttle MC” and “Lost Valkyries MC” Esther E. Schmidt is proud to introduce her fifth MC series, except this time…it’s a paranormal MC romance; Death by Reaper MC.
“Hellhounds”, book one, will be kicking off this whole new series.

Title: “Hellhounds”
Series: Death by Reaper MC
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover model: Peter Towers
Photographer: Jules Godfrey, Jules Godfrey Photography
Release Day: 28th of November, 2017

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In the last year, Eliana has been aware of the paranormal world that merges with the humans. Knowing it and living in it are two very different things when your next breath could end up being your last.
Alistair, Hellhound shifter and President of the Death by Reaper MC Hell Charter, is unexpectedly confronted with his true mate. As the balance of good and evil is shifted, a battle is the only solution. One where family ties are unwillingly being pulled into the mix and a simple choice of sides might end up in losing the woman he just claimed as his. A Hellhound has an eternal vow to never walk out on the losing side. Even more so when he’s had a slice of heaven. 
Evil hides in the inevitable to rectify redemption. Dive into book one of Death by Reaper MC and submit to the sentimental truth that crawling into the darkness might be the only good this world has to offer.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blog Tour for The Gravity Series by Anna Bloom

Series title. The Gravity Series
Individual titles. Gravity, Velocity, Infinity
Genre, YA Paranormal
Gravity Blurb
They are calling it the End of Days. The world is plunging into darkness, the days growing shorter and the nights longer. Meteor showers are falling to the earth and there are some who would take advantage of the growing darkness.
For sixteen-year-old Bronte Bell, her problems are closer to home. Since her birthday she's become weaker, her bones breaking, her hair falling out and plagued with constant migraines. No one can explain why. Until a mysterious new boy arrives and tells her that everything is not as it seems. She is not what she seems.
Drawn into a war that divides the sky, Bronte is torn between her desire to save the world and her growing connection with Nick. But she will have to let go of reality as she knows it, if she is to accept her role in destiny before the Hunter, who has been tracking her since birth, finds and destroys any chance she has of making the choice which is her birthright to make.
Her destiny will change everything.
Velocity Blurb
Life for sixteen-year-old Bronte Bell has fallen apart around her—the man who raised her as his own is the enemy, the boy she loves is a Star, and her high school nemesis is her sister, and the other last star child. Life for Bronte couldn’t get much more complicated.
Except, she can’t remember a thing.
Willing to do whatever it takes to protect her; the Stars have secreted Bronte away in a glamoured life; one where she’s just a normal teenager with normal teenager problems. But piece by piece, and with the help of an unlikely ally, the truth unravels as the pull between Bronte and Nick refuses to extinguish. Only Nick has a secret—one that could change everything.
Will the fate of destiny fall with the full force of velocity?
Infinity Blurb
Bronte Bell is the last of the Star children, the last of her race, but there are those that would see her kind eradicated in a long running battle for darkness over the sky.
On her own and lost in space and time Bronte must try to find her own path towards her destiny while uncovering the truth about who she really is. When one discovery finds her at odds with her partnered soul, Nick, and fighting a broken heart, will Bronte be able to keep battling her way to the truth so long withheld.
With forces closing in, and friendships shattered in a war to destroy the world, Bronte must discover the true meaning of Infinity before she can fulfil her destiny and save those she loves.
But in war, freedom comes a price. Will it be a price she is willing to pay?
Buy the Books
Start the series in Gravity for just 0.99c today (limited offer)
Discover the truth with Bron in Velocity
Pay the price in Infinity (pre-order)
Author Bio
A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural while drinking lots of wine.
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