Review: Blue Love by MJ Field

I am guilty as charged to gone AWOL for quite a while. There shouldn't be any reason to not fulfil my scheduled deadline (aka blog posts) even though it is quite a juggle to reach equilibrium between book reviewing, academic, and personal life. 
My deep apology, i shall try my best.
~Emiko


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In this New Adult / College, Coming of Age story Tessa Ross tries to fight her attraction to bad boy Lucas Links. He is hot, arrogant, and has a sexual past that most boys his age could only dream of, (If they even knew they could dream of such things).

Lucas, the star quarterback seems to have it all, super star athletic abilities, expensive clothes, cars, and women who literally stop just to watch him walk by. On the outside he appears to have it all.
Tessa is a young woman who lives her life always doing what is right to make everyone else happy. She tries desperately to hold herself accountable to the demanding expectations of her family and everyone around her.
Is Tessa as innocent as she appears? Is Lucas just a spoiled young man who seems to have what every male, and female wants?

If you Love an emotional story that is full of spicy hot goodness. If you Love to follow a story from beginning until the bitter sweet end. If you are often left wondering what happened next... get your tissues and lip balm ready you are in for the read of your life.

As we all know, you should never judge a book by it's cover.

Rating: 3 stars

Thank you for Debra at Book Enthusiast Promotions and MJ Field for the Book Tour opportunity!

For a not-so-rookie author, MJ Field has done quite a good job with Blue Love. On the business side, she has done her market research well. New Adult - especially contemporary ones are 'the bomb' right now. On the literary side, I love that the book is a big one! I got to know the characters more and with the different point of views, there are more twist to the plot. What a treat that it's book one of the Love series!

The structure of this book is good, though with some editing, it could enhance the book better. Especially around voicing embodiment of the POVs and some grammar structure (yes, I'm a bit freaky on that). Interestingly, Field uses a few key characters as the narrator of the story. It's quite challenging to pull it off successfully, and Field has casually succeed in that with just a few mishaps. There are just something with Field's writing that hooks the readers to be entertained from start to finish. 

Reading from the description, I thought it was eerily prophetic for the last words to be "never judge a book by it's cover" for it was true that the book has more depth than what the author has hinted. The plot twist were at times unpredictable and let me tell you - their high school experience is more dramatic than Pretty Little Liars!

The characters were entertaining, and this book is one of the rare occasion where I truly like the heroine. Tessa, our heroine is sassy and funny and loving towards her loved ones. The holy trinity of my approval *smiles* The pairing with Lucas however is a bit  like Marmite. In some scenes, they are hot and sweet HOWEVER there was some particular scene where I was like completely against it (read it to get what I mean). It is not that Lucas is a mean, irritating character - he's crazy for Tessa! but he's really lost and chased by his past that at times he let it rule his decisions. 

This book is definitely enjoyable to read with the fun characters and interesting twists of plot. p.s. the magic happens after chapter three.

Meet the Author

I am a very new self published writer. I will tell you I have always had a very vivid imagination. Starting at age 3 (as it states in my Baby Book).

Sigma was my very first love (imaginary boyfriend). He lived about fifteen miles from my childhood home, (a farm). I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our families snowmobiles, (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring). Apparently he was very ill and "Thank God" I was able to take care of him.

Next was my very first self publishing gig. At eight my cousins and I (and yes I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.

Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin as she was on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 (Kick ass cousin BTW) and very far away from home during a very scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).

Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I can do that, (meaning writing). I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped. I have two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Ten books in 13 months. CrAzY and wonderful.

I love love! ( I would love to reference Pinks new song here, however I am not sure if that would cause copyright issues.)I also tend to enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that just sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.

I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend most the time. I run a small business out of my home and spend time reading and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets and friends and noise ninety percent of the time, and I would have it no other way.
I love people,music, laughter, hugs, and books.

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Author Interview: Katy Evans

Title: Mine
Author: Katy Evans
Date for Re-Release of Paperback: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books
Synopsis
“I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate 

In the international bestseller 
REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her. 

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, Brooke is torn away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls 
MINE.

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About Katy Evans


Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!




I had the felicity to interview the one and only Katy Evans! she was so nice and fun to chat with, so here below is an insider exclusively for y'all readers of what we have discussed. 
Emiko: Hi pretty lady, welcome to my blog!
  • Hi, Emiko, thanks so much for having me over!
Emiko: How are you? Thank you for joining us today. Congratulation for the success of your book Real, I’m super excited to chat with you, one of my favourite author! *grins*
->Thank you so much, I’m so humbled and excited to hear this!
Emiko: *turn the kettle on* UK is famous for its ‘brew’ especially in tea parties. So before the interview started, do you prefer coffee or tea?
->Oooh, I love both. But how about some tea?
Emiko: Now we’re all have a cuppa (a cup of beverage), let’s start it nice and slow with...

Quickies questions-:
Sweet or Savoury? Sweet
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Print copies or e-books? I still love print best!Reading or Writing? Both!Vampires, Zombies, or werewolves?  I love both vampires and werewolves!
Favourite season?  SpringWine, Spirit, or Cocktail? Cocktail
Book you most want to see turned into a movie?  REAL!! My life would be made haha
Favourite day of the week?  Saturday
What's your party trick? I’ve yet to discover I have any neat tricks
Your perfect breakfast consists of  granola, yogurt, and berries
If you had a super power, which one would it be? I’d always wanted to fly
Now, let’s talk about you and your book …
  1. Can you tell us three fun facts about you? Go as crazy as you’d like…
Well. I wanted to be a veterinarian growing up, because I love animals so much.
I’m an all or nothing kind of girl.
I used to be a ballet dancer.
  1. Can you tell us what a typical Katy Evans day is like?
Typically I wake up to get the kids ready for school, then I wave both Mr. Evans and the kids goodbye, get settled down with my tea by my laptop, try not to check emails until noon, and get writing. By noon, I check emails, have a long walk/or exercise, then shower, and get back to writing before the kids get back from school at 4. My afternoons, I try to spend reading or with the kids, but when I’m on deadline, it’s more writing too!
  1. What made you take a leap and become a writer?
I’ve always wanted to write, since I grew up being a voracious reader. But it was a book that irritated me that made me really sit down and prove (at least to myself) that I could do better.
  1. Where did your ideas for the stories come from? Do you include events inspired by your own life events or someone you know?
I draw from everything. A song, maybe something I feel passionately about, but most of all, my main motor for writing are the birth of my characters in my mind. When I start to really feel them, and they consume me, I can’t do anything but think about them and write, write, write!

  1. What has been your biggest challenge with writing Mine?
Mine was very emotional for me. I love Brooke and Remington so much, I did not want them to hurt one bit. But on the other hand, I needed to be sure that they were ready for each other, so they needed to be challenged in order to grow. Mine is their deepest book.
  1. If you could go back and change any part of the novel, what would it have been?
I would love to have added more of the scenes they had in private, together. I just love watching the way they snuggle.
  1. Your characters are so quirky. What kind of process or research do you go through when fleshing them out?

Nothing at all, they just seem to be like they are, haha.

  1. Who is your favourite character?

I love Brooke, as my narrator, she’s really attuned to herself and to Remy. But of course I love Remy most of all. Love may even fall short.

  1. Which character is most/least like you and in what way?

I’m not like anyone, but if I can say that I admire a lot of their traits, I really do. They have both taught me so much, I adore them to pieces not only for teaching me that, but also for choosing me to tell their story.

  1. What was Remington and Brooke’s greatest and worst personality traits?

I appreciate all of their traits, the good and the bad. The fact that they clearly are imperfect is what makes them real, and human, and capable of learning and improving themselves. I love how they both try to be better, and that they both think the other is so wonderful, that they each privately feel maybe they’re not enough.

  1. Do you have any funny experience whilst writing Mine?

No. Except that the book wrecked me so much, I had a cigarette in the midst of writing, and I quit three years ago.

  1. What advice can you give to aspiring/ debut authors?
Write in your own voice, write what you love, and don’t stop writing!
  1. Name two of your all-time favourite books.
I love Tryst by Elswyth Thane, it’s such a haunting book. I also really love Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
  1. Do you have any future release date in mind?

YES! REMY, the follow up to Real and Mine, releases November 26th, and next year we have the last two books of the Real series releasing – RIPPED and RAW. I can’t wait to share them all.

  1. Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Currently I’m working on RIPPED, and I love both the hero and heroine. They seem to dislike each other, even though they have a heated past, so it’s been so fun to watch them realize they’ve still got the hots for each other.

  1. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you!! To all my readers, for your amazing support, your kind notes, your encouragement. When I wrote REAL, I wrote it because Remington was in my head, demanding I tell his story. When I wrote MINE, Brooke was in my head, demanding to show me she would do whatever it took to be with Remy. When I wrote REMY, I could not love REMINGTON TATE an ounce more...but by the end, I did. Thank you for giving these characters I adore a little bit of your time, and a little bit of your love. You also have mine! Hugs!

Review: Reckless Longing by Gina Robinson


Title: Reckless Longing
Author : Gina Robinson
Publication Date :  
ISBN9780989109642
  • EditionEbook (ARC)
Ellie Martin hates her beautiful, man-crazy mother. Her mother’s wild and wanton behavior has left Ellie with a deep longing. To escape. To belong. To know who her real dad is. To really be loved. Her mother finally crosses a line that sends Ellie running, escaping to college with one, focused goal–to find and confront her bio dad, who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she meets Logan. Hot, charming, and troubled. He turns her world upside down and puts all her plans in jeopardy.

Logan Walker is hiding a shameful and painful secret. One that nearly cost him everything. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ellie at a Week of Welcome event, something inside him awakens and he finds himself drawn to her.

But the attraction they both feel for each other is as delicate as the web of secrets they each hide behind. And as the truths are revealed, their reckless longing may not survive the fallout.

Damn Ellie, I have never been so envious of a heroine! I wish I had Logan next to me when I had my piercings done, what an experience would that be, huh? Thumbs up for Robinson though, now I have a quirky reason to show my belly-piercing *smirks*
Ellie and her not so nice friends was attending freshers event when she stumbled upon black-eyed Logan, who kindly came to her rescue, holding her hands while she nervously awaits 'till her belly pierced.

This is the clever bit...

Ellie didn't go to that specific university without a purpose. she has a goal, a secret goal.
Logan, who have the whole holy trinity going on (smart, sexy, and chivalrous) has infact skeleton behind his closet too! *que the gasp*
Unraveling this mystery was totally a page turner, Robinson creatively twist and turn the plot - it was hard to predict what is the next move. Oh what a dramatic climax it was... my jaw was down the floor by the end of the book!

Character wise, it was so nice to like everyone of them, yes I admit I even like the villains - yes double villain indeed. They have properly acted out their 'evilness' purpose (if you get what i mean). 
Ellie and Logan was such a star-crossed character, they have each dark secret they buried behind the closet - throughout the ups and downs of the story, they slowly began to reveal themselves to each other, reaching equilibrium.
Supporting characters were not shadowed, each individual was awesome on their own way. I personally love the revision gang, hear me out... they are not any ordinary revision team - they're like super spy and Stephen Fry's love child! apparently, baking goods + revision makes a very good grades~ I'd backed up this preach completely.
Something that i should mention to highlight is the way Robinson approach to unravel the story. She hasn't 'dropped the hot pot' at the introduction nor does she wrapped up the book in sugar fluff. Reckless Longing has its gritty deep angst Robinson cleverly slow stirred throughout the story - creating this very juicy, tender, and oh la la awesomeness!
Reckless Longing is one of the New Adult book people should read, especially those who like Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire or Real by Katy Evans. It's a more grown up version of 'Teenage Dream', with the flair of angst a la New Adult. Delicieux!

Rating: 5 Stars!

Promo: Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala



Synopsis 
Some secrets are best untold.

Vera Custodio has never fallen in love, though she has strong feelings for her friend and sometimes lover, Zach Spencer. Long-forgotten memories resurface when Vera discovers Zach’s mother was the woman her father supposedly murdered many years ago.

After losing his leg, former triathlete Zach Spencer reevaluates his life—and realizes he’s falling in love with Vera. When she ends their relationship, Zach is determined to prove his love and follows her to Australia in search of the killer.

Caught between a web of family secrets and a deranged adversary, Vera and Zach must depend on each other for survival. Love blossoms, but the truth explodes everything Vera knows about herself. Will she close her heart forever or risk it all for a shot at happily-ever-after?





Rachelle Ayala

Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope.

Rachelle Ayala has written four novels. Michal’s Window is a powerful and emotional journey as lived through the eyes of Princess Michal, King David’s first wife. Broken Build is a story of redemption and healing where a man learns to love and trust the woman who destroyed his life. Hidden Under Her Heart is a heartfelt love story mixed with controversy over difficult decisions.

Her latest is Knowing Vera , a steamy romantic suspense involving family secrets, disability, and an unsolved murder.

Character Interview: Cage and Sway from Cage by Harper Sloan

        Hi y'all! I was lucky to take part in Cage (Corps Security #2) blog tour, arranged by Twinsie talk... AND i got a chance to have a chat with Cage and Sway!! To reminded you, Cage is an alpha guy with big heart, he would not hesitate to put his PapaBear's claws out if you harm his loved ones. Sway, the fabulous dazzling Sway, is the lucky neighbour of Corps Security and BFF of the ladies. Just to warn you, he can be lethal with heels.
Anyway, we had so much fun with our chat, and here's what we've been talking~
Me: Hi y’all, welcome to my blog! How are you? Thank you for joining us today, I’m super excited to chat with you two~ y’all are my favourites!
Me: UK is famous for its ‘brew’ especially in tea parties. So before the interview started, do you prefer coffee or tea? 
Cage- I’m a coffee kind of guy. 
Sway- Oh darlin’ I would love a cup of tea!  Aren’t you just a cutie!
Me: Aww, thank you Sway. You're fab!
Quickies questions-:
Megan Fox or Scarlet Johansson? 
Cage- I think I can speak for Sway here that he would prefer neither, however I am more a Fox guy than Johansson.

Vampires, Zombies, Aliens or Werewolves? 
Cage- Zombies.  I blame Harper for this one.  Boss lady is obsessed with Zombies.

What's your party trick? 
Sway - Sweet child, I have so many party tricks you would just die. I could turn a straight man gay if he knew all I was capable of!
Me: *glances towards Cage*

If you had a superpower, which one would it be?
Sway - Mind control!  Working next door to these beef-cakes it would come in handy.
Me: *giggles* would it be a bad thing that i could actually imagine the situation *grins*

Now everyone have warmed up, let’s take it to the next level …
  • Can you tell us two fun facts about you? Go as crazy as you’d like… 

Cage - There is nothing I love more than spending all day with Melissa and Cohen… but when Cohen is spending the night with Uncle Maddox or a sleepover with Nate the next best thing is spending time, alone, with my girl.  And regardless of what Axel says, I do not cry during sappy romantic flicks.  
Me: Aww, that is so cute! I want to have sleepover with the gang too, maybe then we could see IF you actually not cry whilst watching chick-flick *evil laughs*
Sway - Yes he does!  Oh yes, I saw him do it the other night!
Me: Ok, we so need to arrange this Sleepover party! ASAP.
  • Tell us one item you always have daily… 

Cage – Wedding band and cell 
Sway- HEELS and a back up pair, you never know when you need a backup pair!
Me: Girl, I cannot agree more. Emergency heels to the rescue!
  • If there is one cocktail (alcoholic or not) named after you, what would you named them? 

Sway – Blow job baby
Cage - Classy Sway.
Me: *shakes head* I could imagine Sway's pitch for the drink in front of business moguls. Scary, scary thoughts.
  • Give us your best attempt of British stereotype… 

Cage - babe, I have no idea.  I try to not pay attention to stereotypes.
Me: Cage, have i told you you're the nicest guy ever? well, you are~

  • Name one power tool you frequently use (e.g. hammer, chainsaw, curlers, etc.) … 

Sway - I don’t use those.  If I need something fixed or put together I call the guys.  
Me: And appreciate the men at work, huh? Clever idea *smirks*

  • A lot of ladies (and some men) love a bit of guy strippers, what would your stripper name be (forename from the name of your first pet, and surname… the cheesiest you could find) 

Cage - Figgy Chardonay.  Something tells me I wouldn’t be getting many lap dance request with a name like that.
Me: Rolling on the floor laughing. Literally.

  • Which one of you is the gym-lover? Do you guys train together? 

Cage - you wouldn’t catch Sway in the gym unless he was there to check out the guys.  I try to go as much as possible but mainly I just work out in the basement at home so Cohen can come down and play around while I do my thing.
Me: Ladies, cue the "Oohs" and "Awws".

  • Slay Sway, do you think the men of corps security make a better cast for Magic Mike 2? 


Sway, Sugar but Slay might work. ;) And oh yes those hunks of hot would be the perfect cast.  Channing who?!
Me: *blushes* I'm so sorry! blame it on the typo *glares at the keyboard*
  • Which one of you is Cohen’s favourite? 

Cage- Right now he seems to be very attached to Maddox, but Maddox seems to share the attachment as well.
Me: Aww, Kudos to Maddox!

  • Sway, if you have to pick one of the guys, which one is your favourite and why? 

Sway – Maddox, I just love all that tall, dark, delicious and broody.
Me: Yummm. I really want to meet Maddox now~ *grins*

  • Cage, name a chick-flick you have watched with the ladies? 

Cage- I think I watched that one about a notebook the other day.  I don’t really remember, I woke up and it was over.
Me: *Smirks* are you sure?? did you not have tears by the end of it? *Shocked face*

  • Just between us, tell us one foolproof pick-up lines that always work for you? 

Cage- Well, if you ask Melissa I’m terrible at them. Haha.

  • What one advice can you give to ladies out there? 

Cage- Be confident 
Sway- And rock it.
Me: *finger clicks* Uhhhuuummm, gurl! *looks around* what? i'm just adding dramatic effect~

  • Name one of your all-time favourite book. 

Cage- Boss lady got Melissa hooked on some chick named Kristen Ashley.  I haven’t heard Melissa and Izzy shut up since then.  Apparently she writes the best ‘alpha males’ ever.  Whatever that means.
Me: OMG, Kristen Ashley! she's super awesome! I agree with your boss lady, i'm a fan~ *fangirling*
  • Will we see more of the gang in near future? 

Sway- of course!
Me: Whoop whoop! i'm super excited!!

Thank you so much to hang out with us! I hope I can see you guys again *teary eyes*
~Bisous for y’all~ (French cheek kisses) and of course, bear hugs <3

Catch up with Cage, Sway, and the gang at Harper Sloan's new book - Cage! 

Trust me, it's worth the read <3