Book Review: Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Tailored for Trouble (Happy Pants, #1)Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

I REALLY, really enjoyed this book. There was a lot going on, but it all worked so well. The pacing was excellent and the characters drew me in from page one. They were well-developed and had strong voices.

Taylor Reed, our female MC, has a witty and funny voice, which often made me laugh out loud and empathize with her. She has strong opinions but is understanding and really wants to change the business world for the better.

Bennet Wade, our male MC, is very intriguing and complex, and it’s interesting to keep finding out why he is the way he is as the story unravels. Everything he does has a good reason behind it, even if Taylor doesn’t think so. I thought he was delicious as a book boyfriend and thoroughly enjoyed him.

These two had me rooting so hard for them, and I think the ending tension worked really well. Also, I want to eat those delicious love cookies from the story! 😉

It takes a lot of effort to get 5 stars from me, so I can confidently say that I was impressed with this book. I would definitely read more by this author and look forward to her other stories.

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Everville Series: Special International Giveaway & Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Fundraiser

Update (9/15/14):

Roy Huff is hosting another giveaway on his website this month–a few, actually! So, head on over to and check them out.


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Fundraiser & International Goodreads signed paperback book giveaways for Everville #1 #2 & #3


Of the 1st 50,000 entrants to the International Goodreads signed paperback giveaway for Everville: The First Pillar only [ending 3/29], $1 for every 100 entrants will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Open to all countries



The First Pillar by Roy Huff
1 book, giveaway open from February 01 – March 29, 2014



The City of Worms by Roy Huff
1 book, giveaway open from February 01 – March 27, 2014



The Rise of Mallory by Roy Huff
1 book, giveaway open from January 28 – March 25, 2014



IMG_2131BIO: Roy Huff is the author of Amazon’s #1 international bestselling epic fantasy novel, Everville: The First Pillar & Everville: The City of Worms. He is a man of many interests including science, traveling, movies, the outdoors, and of course writing teen and young adult fantasy fiction. He holds five degrees in four separate disciplines including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. Roy Huff’s background includes work in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. He was born on the East Coast but has spent more than half his life in Hawaii, where he currently resides and writes his epic fantasy sagas.



Book Synopsis

Everville: The First Pillar

Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between. With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.

Everville: The City of Worms

College freshman Owen Sage has just started to understand the darkness trying to overtake Everville and the earthly realm. With the help of The Keeper and the Fron army, Owen has managed to buy some time, but new problems have already emerged, new secrets need to be revealed, and the race against time to stop Them from conquering both dimensions has only just begun. The Keeper, Owen Sage, and his friends at Easton Falls University must now battle threats from within. To do it, they must reunite with familiar creatures and join forces with new ones as they navigate their journey to the truth that awaits them in Everville.

Everville: The Rise of Mallory

As the epic journey continues, a victorious Owen Sage stands undefeated against his enemies. His last battle in Everville gave rise to a new insidious evil, Mallory; whose determination to defeat him opens an unexplored Pandora’s box. Owen’s search for truth will unveil the mystery and surprising insights surrounding himself and his friends at Easton Falls University. New creatures will be uncovered and the true value of friendship will be tested, as Owen embarks on yet another battle in Everville.

Find Roy and his books at these places:

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Everville: The First Pillar

Everville: The City of Worms

Everville: The Rise of Mallory


Everville: The First Pillar

Everville: The City of Worms

Everville: The Rise of Mallory


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My Goodreads Review of Braxton Cosby’s The Windgate (School of Ministry #1)

The Windgate (The School of Ministry, Book 1)The Windgate by Braxton A. Cosby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

The School of Ministry: The Windgate by Braxton Cosby is a story of hope, courage, and perseverance—qualities we could stand to have more of in the world. Cosby is a very gifted storyteller and provides great action throughout the novel. Though the SOM series is categorized as YA, I also believe it could fit into the New Adult genre, especially with the ages of the characters and themes of the book.

The main character, Ziv, is a very likeable character whom readers will come to care about, wanting to know what is in store for him after each challenge he faces. The other characters are very interesting and when one of the “bad guys” is revealed—I must say that I did not see that coming. Therefore, Cosby does an excellent job of creating mystery and intrigue throughout.

At times, there was so much detail—for my taste—that it took away from the action. However, this story, as a whole, was a fun and entertaining read that made me excited to get to the end.

The ending of The Windgate was executed well, leaving me satisfied but also in understanding that there are still unanswered questions and more adventures ahead for Ziv and his companions. Overall, The School of Ministry: The Windgate is a great read that provides a new perspective on Christian themes through the avenue of literary fiction. I look forward to the next installment in this series.

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Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I JUST came back from a wonderful vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I was able to read to my heart’s content while working on my tan. 🙂 I will share photos and news from my vacation later this week, but I do have a special treat for today’s post. A new find (for me) that was recommended to me by my lovely and talented writer friend, Robin Woods: Under the Never Sky. Let me just say…WOW. This book has so much wow factor that I actually took the time to review it.

My review doesn’t go too in depth as far as the story itself is concerned, but I do explain why I’m so in love with this book/series and can’t shut up about it. If you’re looking for a great SPECTACULAR read, then I suggest you grab yourself a copy of this book and sit in a little cave until you’re done reading. It’s that good. Who needs food or showers? You can finish it in two days and then head back to reality. Ha!

So, ladies and gents, for your pleasure I present my Goodreads review of Under the Never Sky. Cheers!

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I could NOT put down this book. I read it right after reading Divergent, and though both books land in the Dystopian genre, they were pleasantly worlds apart. I don’t know how to completely describe what it was/is about this series that draws me in…but my one word attempt is MAGIC. This book is completely magic and I want more and more and more! There were even times I went back to parts of the book to reread sections–just because I love the MCs Aria and Perry so, so much.

En brief, this book volleys between the perspectives of the two MCs who are complete and total opposites, except for their strength. Ms. Rossi does a phenomenal job of tying everything together through their struggle and survival. A beautiful love story ensues–as any avid reader would expect of complete opposites and self proclaimed enemies. And as the chemistry evolves, so does the danger, adventure, and magnetism that is Aria, Perry, and the Never Sky. They are bound together like any other heroic couple in their quest to save the world. And who better to save the world than they?

It’s been a while since a book has completely enraptured me like this…I HAD to buy the second book right after I finished the first. Now it will be utter torture while waiting for book three to come out in 2014. Until then, I’ll be dreaming of Aria and Perry and The Still Blue.

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Divergent: A Book Review

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I could NOT put down this book. Finished in two days. It was fast paced, well written, and believable. I like that there is danger, violence, and strength. Dystopian pieces are hard to do well, but Ms. Roth nailed it. I don’t give 5 stars lightly. Great romance, drama, and anticipation. I highly recommend this book.

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The above is my brief review on Goodreads of the book Divergent, by the talented Veronica Roth. Here is a more in depth review:

This book has everything I look for in literature…great pacing, adventure, suspense, action, romance (that’s not cheesy), and a sense of hope no matter how dark the plot becomes. In this story, the main character, Tris, must decide what faction to belong to. This is a tradition and necessary rite of passage in her society. Every teen who is sixteen years of age must choose to either stay with their “home” faction, or choose another–another that will be their place of belonging for the rest of their lives. The five factions, Candor, Amity, Dauntless, Abnegation, and Erudite are the only factions in dystopian Chicago. Tris, formally known as Beatrice, is from Abnegation, a faction that values selflessness above all else.

As the story progresses, Tris changes her mindset while figuring out how to belong–belonging being something that every faction member desires. She makes friends and enemies and faces many fears. As she faces danger, she must look deep inside and find the person she wants to be. Through every chapter and scene, Divergent is a book that is hard to put down and will keep you on your toes at all times.

So…what are you waiting for? If you like YA and Dystopian novels–or books in general–give this book a try. I can’t wait to read the next one!