Release Day Blitz: The Joy of Comfort Eating by Suzanne Jefferies

 

Title: The Joy of Comfort Eating

Author: Suzanne Jefferies

Series: Standalone

Genre: Chick Lit/Romance/Erotica

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

Release Date: Nov 17

Edition/Formats: eBook & Print

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It’s the worst day of Charlie Everson’s life. Not only can she no longer fit into her clothes—disaster for any public relations director—but also her first love, the sexy super-successful Brian Tendai, is her new CEO, the last person she ever expected to run into. Seeing him again tumbles Charlie back into her past. There are still so many unanswered questions: he’s convinced she left him, she’s convinced he left her. Charlie minimizes the ‘ex’ factor. Tell that to her emotions that are running wild.

But Brian’s not there to rekindle their romance. He’s overseeing Queenswood Communications’ recent merger after a hostile takeover. Guess whose name is at the top of the list?

They agree to one night together, just the one, then it’s back to business as normal. Or is it?

The Joy of Comfort Eating is a contemporary romance novel set in cosmopolitan Johannesburg.

Excerpt

Her gaze dropped before she had a chance to stop her thoughts. Beautiful hands, long fingers…. Remember what those fingers used to do?

“It’s been…” he started.

“Years,” she finished.

“Oh. You already know each other.” Shelley twitched her nose.

“You could say that.” Brian grinned. “You haven’t changed a bit.”

That voice. How could she have forgotten that voice? He’d always sounded like he should advertise premium deep-roasted coffee.

Charlie adjusted her waistband as she felt the elastic dig into her flesh, and pulled her sweater further down over her backside. “What happened to the big music career?”

Brian scratched behind his ear. “Well, that was a long time ago. What have you been up to?”

He looks exactly the same. Dark coarse hair close cut, solid frame, the only difference being the dark beard around his lips. He smelled of lemons and spices, and of a time long ago when they’d had dreams and acres of future waiting to be explored.

“What have I been up to? Not much, really.” Charlie took in the pink shirt, the rolled-up sleeves, and the opened collar. Brian-Badass-Tendai does corporate. And he does it well.

Charlie noted the change in temperature, the heat rising, the sound of hearts beating in sync.

Had to be nostalgia. One never forgot their first love, did they? Just hormones.

But if she had to look at those hands again, the curve of his mouth. Chocolate fudge brownies—

“It’s good to see you again,” he said.

With lashings of cream oozing over the spongy goodness—

“I have to get back to my desk,” she explained.

And crushed pecan nuts tossed over—

“Charlie. It’s good to see you again,” he repeated.

She walked over to her desk.

Chocolate-fudge-brownies-with-lashings-of-cream-oozing-over-the-spongy-goodness-and-crushed-pecan-nuts-tossed-over—

And a big-eyed fly stuck fast in the sauce.

Definitely the worst day of her life.

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Will Choose (Djinn 1.5) by Laura Catherine **Review**

Synopsis

Will loves Kyra, but he know he can never be with her. He is Guardjinn and she is Djinn. Their love is forbidden.

He has a duty to his people. Will is a palace guard and after the Blooders attacked he is needed more than ever.

Will knows he should stay away from Kyra, but then why does he keep ending up at her house, watching her from a distance?

A choice is coming.

Love or duty?

What will Will choose?

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Laura

Laura Catherine is Young Adult author focusing on Paranormal Romance, Dystopia, and Fantasy.

She writes stories full of action, secrets, and magic. She loves creating worlds where anything is possible and everyone has a story to tell. She has an over-active imagination, spends a lot of her time daydreaming, and wishes pokemon were real so she would have one.

Laura Catherine lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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My Review

Rating: 5 wine glasses (I’m so addicted to the Djinn series)

Please excuse me while I go bang my head against a wall for a couple of hours. *leaves room and sounds of banging from the next room can be audibly heard* Those of you who know me, know I’ve been craving for more of the Djinn series from the second I put the book down. In fact, I distinctly remember raving so much about Djinn, that more than a few of my bookish friends had to tell me to shut it multiple times. Sure, it’s not really appropriate to text someone at 2am in the morning to rave about the book, but that’s how much I loved Djinn. And then the waiting game started. Luckily for hardcore Laura Catherine fans like myself, she released two novella’s before the second book in the series, Blooders, releases in December.

Now you all know I am not a very big fan of Will, who is the predominant character in the novella’s, but nevertheless, I devoured it until there was nothing left of it. Which, you know, took me about 25 minutes. 25 gut-wrenching minutes. Man, I might just be changing my mind a little bit over who I’m rooting for. this novella showed a whole new side to Will, one we don’t get to see often and it had my heart torn in two. But, I still stand by my choice to root for the underdog (those of you who have read the books, do not take that as a literal meaning) and can only hope Blooders will allow me some satisfaction. Oh, who am I kidding? Will is really starting to grow on me. I totally blame all of it on the Queen.

Will’s emotions in this book really gripped me. I could relate to him on so many levels. The absence of grief, the doubt and insecurity. and then he goes and does the honourable thing, instead of just dropping the mic and declaring himself out. I can totally respect that. Will Choose really helped me to understand Will’s persona a bit more than I did and I adore Laura Catherine for bringing us this story.

Whilst it seemed to somewhat satisfy my craving for more of the Djinn series and no matter how long I delayed reading this small piece of the Djinn world I was gifted with by the author, it is still only a novella, and I will be trying to patiently wait for the next installment to make it’s appearance. This novella is definitely worth a read, especially if you’re waiting on the edge of your seat for the next book to release. It started off where Djinn ended, and it was a bittersweet read right through to the end.

Blooders (Book #2 in the Djinn series) by Laura Catherine **Cover Reveal**

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(Isn’t that just gorgeous??)

Synopsis

Blooders by Laura Catherine
(Djinn #2)
Publication date: TBA
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Kyra knows a lot about herself:
She is a Djinn, a magical genie-creature.
She can move things with her mind, but only when she’s emotional.
She’s in love with Will, but he is forbidden to her.
But there are things Kyra doesn’t know:
Why are the Blooders after her?
What is her mother hiding?
Why is her best friend avoiding her?
The closer Kyra gets to the truth, the closer she gets to danger and devastation.
But nothing will stop her.

About The Author

Laura

Laura Catherine is Young Adult author focusing on Paranormal Romance, Dystopia, and Fantasy.

She writes stories full of action, secrets, and magic. She loves creating worlds where anything is possible and everyone has a story to tell. She has an over-active imagination, spends a lot of her time daydreaming, and wishes pokemon were real so she would have one.

Laura Catherine lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Accidentally Seduced by Carmen Falcone **Review**

Synopsis

Devon Wilder wants to leave the scandal involving his name behind and focus on the race for the CEO title. Yet, his sexy assistant is an unexpected and dangerous liability—especially after he suspects she could be the one stealing money from the company.

Elena Moretti’s libido was comatose until Devon strode into her life. Ever since the end of a troubled marriage, she never wanted any man the way she does him. Unfortunately for her, Devon is also the man she’s been hired to spy on and find evidence to prove he’s embezzling and dragging Wilder & Co.’s name through the mud.

As the hunt for the real thief advances, they need to figure out if they’ll cling to old fears or throw themselves at the new, tempting opportunities—and each other.

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Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beat doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband–living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she’s not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.

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My Review

My rating: 4 Glasses of Wine

I’m going to spare you all from reading the synopsis. Because really, I’m here to tell you about why you should read the book. Not tell the story in my own words. So… Why should you read the book? I have a couple of simple reasons.

It’s well-written. One of the reasons why I enjoy Carmen  Falcone’s so much is because she has a way with words that really draws you into the characters and the setting, and a lot of romance authors struggle to get that right in my opinion.Carmen Falcone’s writing is always brilliant, and I have a serious case of grabby hands when it comes to her books.

Not only is the book well-written, but the story is amazing. Intriguing and sexy, this book had me hot, bothered and on the edge of my seat the whole night through. The plot twists were amazing and the ending was definitely not what I expected. I highly recommend reading this one, in fact just go ahead and buy all her books in one go, it’s that good.

Imperfect Love by Isabella White **Cover Reveal**

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Title: Imperfect Love
Author: Isabella White
Series: The 4ever series
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: July 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9946536-3-5

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Synopsis

At 24 years old, Holly Scallenger has the perfect life. Everything a girl could want; a beautiful man, a stunning home, as well as being in the midst of preparing for the wedding of her dreams. This all vanishes the night she catches her fiancé, Brandon Morgan, in bed with her worst nightmare, Donna Sinclair, just a week before Holly is set to walk down the aisle.

Attempting to recover from his betrayal, Holly swears off the affections of men in order to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life. Unfortunately, meeting Jake ‘Hooligan’ Peters is not part of her plan. The tall, dark-haired and handsome as hell med student, sweeps Holly away from the pain of her past and reveals to her the bright future that lays ahead. That is, until she falls pregnant just as Jake begins his internship at P&E; his family’s hospital.

Will this love at first sight lead her to the fairytale she has always craved? Or, will she fall victim to a betrayal of the heart yet again?

Excerpt

“You know what? Eat what you want to eat. Hell, eat Donna for all I care.” Angrily, she punched the red disconnect button on the screen.

Her phone rang again a second later; the same picture flashed on the screen. “What do you want, Brandon?”

“You okay?” he asked.

“Am I okay?” She gave her ‘you’re unbelievable’ giggle, wanting to switch the phone off yet again. I’m so sick and tired of playing this game with him. “No, I’m not, but I will be, Brandon,” she bit his name out with pure venom.

He cussed. “Is it that time of the month again?”

“You know what? Go fuck yourself. I can’t do this anymore… you, you sleaze ball, and two-timing piece of shit.” She took a deep breath. “I’m leaving you. And I think it’s better we do this now, than waste two years of our lives with each other.”

“Just wait for me, Holls, okay? I’ll be right there. I love you baby.”

About The Author

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  Isabella White was born and raised in South Africa, where she still lives with her husband and two beautiful little girls. She always knew she was going to be a writer, but it only started to really happen about four years ago. In her free time―if she gets any because moms don’t really have free time―she loves to spend it with friends, whether it’s a girls night out, or just watching a movie. She’s a very chilled person. Her writing career started with Firebolt, book one in the Dragonian series under the pen name of Adrienne Woods. Her other series, Dream Casters, will be released mid 2015. She also writes in different genres, The Pregnancy Diaries, You and Me 4Ever has a total of 3 novels. More to come in the Pregnancy Diaries soon. And then, she has a paranormal series by the name of the Aswang series, which will consist of about ten novels. And if that wasn’t enough, there is another series, Guardians of Monsters, which will be released in 2016. Both novels are written under another pen name called Kristen Ping.

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Last First Kiss by Lia Riley **Review**

Synopsis

A kiss is only the beginning…

Pinterest Perfect. Or so Annie Carson’s life appears on her popular blog. Reality is… messier. Especially when it lands her back in one-cow town, Brightwater, California, and back in the path of the gorgeous six-foot-four reason she left. Sawyer Kane may fill out those wranglers, but she won’t be distracted from her task. Annie just needs the summer to spruce up and sell her family’s farm so she and her young son can start a new life in the big city. Simple, easy, perfect.

Sawyer has always regretted letting the first girl he loved slip away. He won’t make the same mistake twice, but can he convince beautiful, wary Annie to trust her heart again when she’s been given every reason not to? And as a single kiss turns to so much more, can Annie give up her idea of perfect for a forever that’s blissfully real.

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Lia Riley writes offbeat romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn’t mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound pretty sweet.

She and her family live in Northern California.

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My Review

**My rating: 5 stars**

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Love, love, love this! No seriously, I adore this book. This book was funny and sweet and pulled at all the right heartstrings. Brightwater seems like the kind of place I’d want to live if I lived in small town USA.Lia’s characters are refreshing. While they still share tons of similarities with your everyday romantic hero and heroine, they also managed to be completely different.

Annie is what I’m sure most moms out there feel. She tries to hide her insecurities and exhaustion behind her “all-is-fine” façade. She’s amazing. I loved her so much. She’s by far one of my most favourite heroine’s that I’ve read about lately. All she really wants is to make her son’s life fantastic and she’s doing a pretty amazing with that. I loved the little snippets we see of her blog and even her vegetarian food sound delicious. She’s all-round awesome.

Then we have Sawyer Kane. How HOT is that name? I completely had the same reaction that Annie’s step-daughter (or ex-stepdaughter) had. He’s pretty much everything a reader could wish for in a hero… he’s the sheriff and a cowboy! I loved that from the moment he heard Annie was back in town, he set out to make her his. He knew what he wanted and he went out and got it. I also had a few ovary-exploding moments whenever he had a moment with Annie’s little guy.

The whole story was amazing, from the little descriptions of the town to the conflict between the Kane’s and the Carson’s to pretty much everything about it.I can’t wait to read more about Brightwater and the pretty amazing characters in that little town, perfect reading for that cold winters evening, or that warm summers’ day. Lia Riley wowed me with Last First Kiss and I will most definitely be returning to read more of her books.

Moon Breeze by Adrienne Woods **Cover Reveal**

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Title: Moonbreez
Author: Adrienne Woods
Series: The Dragonian Series
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: September 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9946641-5-0Synopsis/Back BlurbThe life or a star-studded royal has not been kind to eighteen-year-old Elena Watkins. With a Council breathing down her neck and a dragon that refuses to accept her as his rider, she must convince everyone that she is ready to rule Paegeia like her parents before her. Bust she has made a promise to her father, King Albert, that she will not go looking for him and free the people of Etan. Elena has promised to never truly fulfill her destiny.
However, situations out of her control will soon force her to confront herself and the evil that seeks to destroy her. Elena must look inside of herself to discover if she can defeat the approaching darkness, be accepted by the people of Paegeia, bring her dragon back to light and fulfill the destiny written in their stars.

Author Bio


Adrienne Woods was born and raised in South Africa, where she still lives
with her husband and two beautiful little girls. She always knew she was going
to be a writer, but it only started to really happen about four years ago. In
her free time―if she gets any because moms don’t really have free time―she
loves to spend it with friends, whether it’s a girls night out, or just watching
a movie. She’s a very chilled person. Her writing career started with Firebolt,
book one in the Dragonian series. There will be four books in total, including
a further two to three books, which will be stories that take place within the
Dragonian series. Her other series, Dream Casters, will be released mid 2015. She
also writes in different genres, and her woman’s fiction, The Pregnancy
Diaries, will be published under a pseudonym. And then, she has a paranormal
series by the name of the Aswang series, which will consist of about ten
novels. And if that wasn’t enough, there is another series, Guardians of
Monsters, which will be released in 2016.

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