Moody not Broody by Kathryn Player @funnyiswrite #spotlight


Emma is a newly-wed looking forward to some blissful years with her new husband, Mike, but everyone else expects her to have children. Emma is a teacher and so, in everyone’s mind, she MUST want children. 

However, Emma has never wanted children and has to convince her husband, her family and her friends that she’s not cut out for motherhood. 

Instead, Emma wishes to pursue her teaching career and help children with Special Educational Needs, but her plans are thwarted and she has to make a decision which will affect her and her husband, Mike, forever.

Meet the Author


I’m an English teacher who is currently on a career break, having decided to be a full-time Mum to my twin daughters.

I finished ‘Moody not Broody’ two years ago and it’s been sitting in my computer file gathering word.doc dust. However, with an urgent need to earn some money, I decided to self publish ‘Moody not Broody’ and get it ‘out there’ for people to read.

Currently, I’m working on my second novel, ‘The Bridal Prophet’.



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#Author #Spotlight meet Meredith Schorr @MeredithSchorr


A favorite chick lit author has done it again! This is the most fitting cover. I love the graphics and the colors. Nicholas has his trademark stubbles in the picture too! 

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out.

A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, “Pastel is the New Black,” has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day makes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm.

While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads–and pages–across the land. It’s also popped into Kim’s inbox–for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.


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A State of Jane by Meredith Schorr – Jane Frank is newly single after nine years and looking for a second chance at love. But when she dives head first into the NYC dating scene and finds it infested with flakes who are interested today and gone tomorrow, it may be time for Jane to turn the tables!

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I loved Meredith Schorr’s Just Friends With Benefits because it reminded me so vividly of a particular time in my life and a girl I used to be. A State of Jane had the same amazing quality! Meredith has such a great knack for telling a story, I can literally taste the apple martinis as I read. I always feel like I’m a personal friend of the protagonist, along for the ride, experiencing hilarious and also poignant adventures in NYC singlehood as I fly through her books. Specifically here, Jane Frank was such an interesting character. Delightfully flawed. I really adored her and her earnest determination to try and control her destiny. She was wonderfully self-absorbed–and not in a horrible, dis-likeable way. I did feel like shaking her at times, but in the same way I wanted to shake Bridget Jones. Not because I didn’t love her, but because I *truly* loved her. Even when she made me cringe. Which she did. A lot. But it was great! Highly recommended!

Chasing Stars by L. Duarte @LDuarte77 #review #debut #newrelease

OK here it is my next BIG thing. 

 Hope sprouts from the recognition that the person with real flaws and qualities dormant 

inside me is capable of love.



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I KNOW when I read something within a few pages if I like or love. This BLOWS me away. I have almost 30 quotes. What I loved was the deep story and the ultimate foundation for the entire story was FAITH, God, love, family and hope.  

Though we had all the money most people can only think of, we were the rejects of the plastic city of LA, where artificial is the norm and the normal is outdated” 

As very wealthy family begins a life, here is Portia. She is perfect and soon to be a star herself. Her Mom and Dad divorced and she immersed herself with her best friends Tarry and Nillie. All three come from wealthy family backgrounds. Portia McGee and her friends created a list “Things to do before we die” yeah I know I wanted to kick Nillie myself for naming it that. Anyways they make the list and start checking things off. The base of their childhood is friends. They have Estela who is Portia’s nanny. There is a story about how she learns Spanish from going to Guadalajara and saying she is a relative so that the kids will play with her. The only real Motherly love Portia gets is from Estela her Nanny. As the three go on to their lives, they get together and make it fun whenever they can. 

Portia has to get a temporary tattoo for a big role. Enter Will, the artist. He is not a traditional tattoo artist, but a recent grad of the Columbia school. WOW a smart, talented artist who can tattoo.


What I LOVED was the meeting of Will and then his family. His life was so tough and I won’t elaborate and spoil that part, it is to be read and savored. When he introduces Portia to Dan, his Pastor Dad and Maritza, his Mom along with the overly outspoken and protective sister Melody (Mel). I loved Mel for the way she protected Wil. She was one of those I hate her characters, but that is the author’s beauty of storytelling. When you think you can’t stand someone, but you do totally get the dialogue and where they are coming from. Mel is also very forgiving, very pregnant and very loving. The fact that she is on leave from being a police officer is exceptional character placement to me. Her partner Lucas is a sub-plot character, that only adds more depth, showing why she is a fierce protector. Her Husband Tim is in Afghanistan and again the message is family, Dan and Maritza really support her during this trying time. Then there was Rick, the co-owner of the tattoo shop. Now he adds certain messaging to the story, which relates well to Will’s growing up.



 It doesn’t take long for Portia to understand what Dan’s valued have done to Will. He has taken this kid, made him into a better person and shown him the Lord. Will has accepted it and leads a life based on faith and giving back. 


So as you know, when I believe in something I sell it big. THIS is big. I hope and pray that the message is received and just maybe touches a few people. I want everyone to read this and take a new and different meaning from the many lessons that are here. Don’t just know something, but feel it, live it, grow from it, and experience it.  

“The point being, no matter how much we try, sometimes it is impossible to like certain things or people” 

It is both well written and a wealth of story telling genius. I always say if you read something and it leaves an impression, share it, pass it on, shout the title and get others to read it. I will make sure others read this. I am so thankful the author found me and let me experience her writing. Bravo!!

 AUTHOR’S NOTE: Chasing Stars is intended for mature readers, containing sexual content and strong language.



Stupid by Choice by Leighton Summers‏ #review


I have to say this was my cup of tea! Back in the day I would walk into the book store and go to my genre of choice and actually choose the longest book. Nothing was worse than being on the good old F train going into Manhattan with nothing to read. Sadly you have to look at the people on the train with you, not good! Anyways This book had a lot of great elements. Melanie St. John was a Texas Oil Attorney’s daughter. Most of the story she struggles with wealth and whether she wants it or hates it. Her and her parents and sister have a lot of emotional turmoil in their lives. The books shows a side of Texas that isn’t usually shown. The oil business is as big as their hats! Oldie is the typical wealthy attorney who loves with his heart and his wallet.


Melanie thinks she is getting away with a secret and her boyfriend David. I know this is a mini spoiler but….Oldie confronts her and wahooo does he have the goods on his little virgin daughter. It broke my heart and this is where I loved to hate Oldie. He was genuine in his care and concern for Melanie but it tore my heart out. She loved David. Yes there wouldn’t be a book if she chose David. I know that, but the characters were really real to me and spoke to me. I grieve the loss of David! 



 As Melanie decided to go to UT and with her sister and her friend Eva they start college life. Eva was the daughter of Helmut. OH my did that man scare me!  I really liked the dark side of her. Her life, chances, and the experiences she was famous for were priceless, scary and tragic. When the family goes to Europe and discovers what a colossal mess Eva and Whitney have gotten into.


Melanie watches Whitney have fun and never let college consume her. She seemed to consume, champagne and men. I liked all of her. She was not superficial, she knew what she wanted and was a semi alpha girl. I guess I appreciated her vision. I enjoyed all the fearsome foursome and their antics. All the college and angst of growing up were were played out well. I liked how descriptive she was with the areas. Whether in Texas, New York, Paris or Italy the author was descriptive with the areas letting you visualize it.


Melanie was a wonderful and rich character and so was the book. This is a great weekend at the beach book.

4 .5 stars


 This was my Barc 

 James Spader from Pretty in Pink, oldie (HA HA) but a goodie


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About the Author: 

Leighton Summers is a sixth generation Texan who has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe her whole life.  During her travels she was always surrounded by interesting, successful (and often eccentric) people who encouraged her to find her passion and live life to the fullest.  Writing novels always intrigued her, and so one day while in New York City she took out her laptop in a café and decided to jot down some notes about how a female character created from her own world could “love smarter.”  Over the next four years the notes turned into both funny and sad adventures of a women’s quest for finding friendship, love, self, and family and she weaved them all together into this, her debut novel.

Emerge (Evolve Series #1) by S.E. Hall @Emergeauthor #review

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Laney Walker obviously is the center of the story. She has a best friend, Evan, who turns her boyfriend. I don’t think it was ever clear if they did define their relationship. It was clear they were tighter than clams. Her life has been sort of sheltered. It was a genuine sort of story with a little twist. Her Mom was not around. If was not glossed over either. I loved the way the author dealt with her home life. It was something painful, but believe me in the circumstances I have read others where the author takes it so over the top that I cry. It was a coming of age story that was well told.
“I want to remind her that we’re ingrained in one another and always will be.”EVAN  

I think what I mostly enjoyed were the intricate relations between Laney and her Dad.He was by far one of the best single parents I have read. He was unique. As for the others, well, I can’t really say anything to spoil the plot.  Her best friend Kaitlyn and now new room mate Bennett were so likable. It is hard to say more about the rough spots and Kaitlyn leaving for college too. You will have a love hate relationship with them all.

Lastly Laney meets Dane Kendrick. He is different, bold, up front and he treasured her. I thought Evan was protective, but Dane cornered the market on putting Laney on her pedestal. I hope you enjoy this one and look forward to more. I would totally go in the pool with Dane. Yes did I mention he has a hot tub too?

It is HARD to think this was a debut. WOW so much promise!

A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life.


S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading.

Emerge (Evolve Series #1) by S.E. Hall @Emergeauthor #spotlight

Emerge (Evolve Series, #1)
Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her since Evan, her best friend, has coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for; old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.
Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life.


S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading.

Breaking the Rules (Back to Brooklyn) by HB Heinzer #Author @HBHeinzer #newrelease

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Growing up in small town Wisconsin, Carly Turner couldn’t wait to escape when she graduated high school. Now, she’s living the life in New York City, even if she isn’t seeing her name in lights like she used to dream about at night. She’s living paycheck-to-paycheck, working behind the scenes in small theaters off Broadway. When there’s an equipment malfunction the week before opening night, Carly makes a call that winds up changing everything.

Life in the city isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. While she feels like she’s getting closer to making the move from behind the scenes to center stage, she misses being surrounded by people who understand the quirks that come from living in a town of five thousand people. That, and the fact that he’s sexy as sin, make Adam everything she feels like she’s missing.  

The only problem? He’s her best friend’s kid brother… 

Adam Sanders wants to settle down, find a good woman and start a family like he sees so many of his friends doing. But how is he supposed to meet Ms. Right when he’s constantly on the road for work? When he’s sent to New York to handle a repair that would typically be contracted out as a favor to his boss, he’s just about to his breaking point.  

Everything changes when the stagehand sent to open the theater for him is none other than his big sister’s childhood friend. The same girl he lusted after as a teenager. Could this be fate’s way of showing him that he was looking in the wrong place for love?  

As Adam and Carly’s friendship develops, lines will be crossed and rules will be broken. Will they be able to come out the other side without destroying everything they had back in Brooklyn? 


About this author

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With the exception of three years spent in the middle of Nebraska, H.B. Heinzer has called southern Wisconsin home. During that time in Nebraska, she imagined one of her favorite authors living on the far western edge of the county, just south of the highway. At the time, becoming a novelist was a distant dream for her. Now, she is the author living in that location. Ironically, she later found out that same favorite author lives just outside the town HB lived in for the first eighteen years of her life.  

Now, HB lives in the middle of nowhere but still close enough to the city to not feel isolated. It’s the perfect place to let her two kids run and explore their huge yard, teach them about the food chain as they prepare their first-ever garden and debate building a chicken coop. It’s one of those dreams that is only possible thanks to the amazing opportunities that have come through writing.

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Nadine Christian #author #spotlight @pitcairngirl


When her beloved foster parents pass away, Holly discovers a past both shocking and heartbreaking: the murder/suicide of her biological parents on the South Pacific island of Pitcairn, famous for the HMAV Bounty mutineers. Travelling to a home she does not remember, Holly reconnects with long-lost childhood friend Jack. An old friendship quickly becomes more…until a dark secret is uncovered.

Will joyous love remembered become heartbreak? Can she find out the truth before someone else is hurt?

Nadine Christian 



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Nadine Christian lives on Pitcairn Island, a small isle in the middle of the South Pacific, with her husband, five children, four goats, two cats and thirty chickens. With its rich maritime history, Pitcairn’s romantic past comes alive in her novels, capturing the taste of life on an isolated tropical island, miles from the rush and bustle of normal city life.


Release Date: August 1st, 2013

Publisher: Eternal Press

Hotelier Kate Quintal and her sister Jen are hired to run a new luxury hotel on Pitcairn Island.

Anticipating only the hard work that running the new facility would entail, a burgeoning romance with the burly and handsome Bryce Brown is the last thing she expected. With a new love and the success of the island’s new tourism endeavor, life seems sweet.

So why are things suddenly falling apart? Who is trying to sabotage the hotel, and why? Kate finds herself fighting, not only for her job, or her heart…but her life.

The second installment from “The Bounty’s Retreat Series” “Home Again, Home Again” is set for release November 2013.

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Release Date: November 1st, 2013

Publisher: Eternal Press

Home for Tina means family, Pitcairn Island and a job as an aircraft engineer. She’s not looking for love, so when pilot Blane Solis sweeps her off her feet, she is soon flying into the heady slipstream of romance…but, is he the one for her?

Tina’s childhood sweetheart Connor Brown doesn’t think so. What dark secret is Blane hiding, and why is he hell bent on ensuring Tina doesn’t find out? And can Tina ever forgive Connor for what he did so many years ago?

One heart. Two men. A shattered past and an unsure future…with love on the line.

Available in E-Book or Paperback once released.

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Inevitable (Harmony Series #1) by Angela Graham @angelagraham01 #review #giveaway


Genre: New Adult Romance
(Book 1 of 2)
-Book 2 is expected out October 1st 2013


Don’t get me started on how I WANT the next book. I saw a promo for this and when I went to Amazon to buy it I saw people has the absolute sheer stupidity to take stars off a rating because it was a book 1 in the series. It is clear and explicit that it is a series and not a standalone read. Why be negative? I don’t understand that. The author didn’t say it is a series and book one is tied up with a little bow and perfect ending. No matter how many times I saw “cliffhanger” in the reviews I still wanted to scream. For me I totally defend the book, series and the cliffhanger. Maybe I should go through some like The Siren, how long did we wait for book 2. Oh wait Kristen Ashley cranks them out so fast and I waited for Dream Man. I didn’t see people bitch that she produced with no sequel ready either. Oh let me please mention Gabriel and his Inferno how long was that??? Give me a break and read on….

It reminded me a lot of a Kristen Ashley book. I don’t ever say that easily or lightly. The characters for example were really good. Start with Cassandra. A really young, raw, naive, jilted, smart, 22 year old and recent college grad. She has been wronged and is not the usual example of being wronged. She deals with it in her own way. I liked her style!

 Then her best friend Hillary is great. They are similar in many ways and the relationship works for me. You learn about her Grandparents, her Mother Felicia and her beginnings 

Now for the Caleb and Hillary thing; she crushed on him since, well forever  This is another reason why the supporting cast in a book is so vital. It is needed. This book has great bones, strong foundation and a structure that is now solid. 

Mark is the loser who was caught with the tramp Mackenzie in page 4. She shows up again a few times and well he does too. 

So forge ahead and let me say Logan is juicy! He is a great character who, like the others, is well rounded. He is who he is, does what he does and has no regrets. He is truthful and bold and that is why I liked the character. He has a history that is discussed and you will get the reason why he is so delicious to me. 



Last in the support arena is Oliver, Logan’s son who is 4 and Julia, his sister. Julia is a bit of a spitfire with major opinions on Logan;s lifestyle. She never hides or shy’s away from what she thinks is right or wrong. There will be a point where she really shows her loyalty to Logan and Oliver.  

  Pull yourself together Cassandra! So many times she says this and I get a laugh out of it.

I love the way the book had drama, bad dates, scary dates, good morning jog scenes, and friendship. That being said I loved it and I am giving a bunch away!




Author Bio

I am happily married to my husband of five years, have three wonderful children and a beautiful feline companion that keeps me company during late night writing binges.


My love of reading has been life long but it was in early 2012 when I was inspired to finally put pen to paper and write my first story. Since then I haven’t been able to stop, fueled purely by my passion to write a story and create characters that readers will enjoy.


New Adult romances are my go to books to read as well as to write. They are young, fresh and full of hope. What’s not to love!

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“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” 
– Ella Fitzgerald

Sin at Sea (Sinful Novellas) by Emma Nichols #debut #review @EmmasErotica #giveaway

To celebrate my review and a great debut I am giving a few copies away.

As always if I like it I want to MAKE you like it too.


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Sin at Sea (A Sinful Novella, #1)
by Emma Nichols 

When Alysin grabbed supper and went to see her boyfriend at work her world came crashing down. She finds Kyle with his secretary. Don’t go bashing with the cliche thing, cause it is I know. What does she do? She is a runner, plain and simple it gets hot she scrams from the kitchen! Within minutes of a phone call to BFF Jolie, Alysin is on her way. Being they both work via sat, they have no reason to stay in any one spot. It is sort of sad that they can pick up, but they have a life like that.


They decide on a cruise. They get to a hotel and forge a plan. Here we go girls, this is what I liked. The fact that they could take picture, work via a laptop and had a plan. When their situation and how they got to this very place is explained it is logical and believeable. The fact that you dont have a huge pill to swallow is great. They are not over the top millionaire ladies who flaunt or boast about material things or cash flow. I think that is refreshing nowadays where the fantasy part is just so overdone sometimes, well too much of the time.

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The other thing I liked was their friendship. Jolie and Aly share a lot. I really want to go into it, but nah you MUST read it.


I loved the fact that is was what I would call naughty chick lit. The scenes where great and there was a lot of them. It was not overdone and nothing about any red room of pain. I cant really take the overuse of that either. Aly makes no secret to Jolie about how she never had a great sex life with Kyle. That was realistic too. I really want to share my quotes, but the ones I need to share give away plot lines and I really cant do that.

When they get on the cruise ship she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes. As the promo states “The cruise promises to be memorable in every way that matters.”


I loved the debark scenes. Why not stop and shop.

YES I totally loved it and although it was a novella, and I knew that, I wanted more. When you have the absolute perfect blend of  fun, friendship, reality and romance, you want more. It was a small serving and I want to make the next one super sized.  


To celebrate my review and a great debut I am giving a few copies away.

As always if I like it I want to MAKE you like it too.