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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Happy Monday, and a Happy May to you all, dear readers!
If you don’t already know, it’s YA Week. My publisher, Cosby Media Productions, is running some specials this week, and my books are included. Hooray!
My first book, Spirit Lake, is priced at the regular, low price of $2.99, and this week only, my second book, The Wrong Fairy Tale is just $0.99! Grab it HERE and NOW while you can! This deal will only be available this week!
You can also check out books and specials from my fellow authors at CMP by clicking HERE. Some of the books are discounted or FREE—yes, FREE! Grab them now while you have the chance.
If you’re unfamiliar with my books, here are the blurbs and covers below. Would love to have some reading love in celebration of YA week. 😉
Six teenagers from Northern California are assigned a group project for their sophomore English class. Little do they know, this project will literally take them on a journey out of this world. Cantelia appears much like Earth, until the teens realize magic is as plentiful as the danger surrounding them. A dark and evil ruler has placed a curse on the tribal people of Sikuku Island—the same island where the teens have been transported. Now, they must help the tribal people break the curse if they ever want to see their own planet again. Alex and her companions quickly learn that there is so much more beyond their comfortable lives in Pollock Pines and its legendary Spirit Lake.
Being a hero is not such an easy job after all.
It’s junior year, and Alex and her friends are just trying to survive high school: boring homework, detention, crushes…and a fateful journey through a portal to another planet—you know, the usual. Despite being average California teenagers, this group of six finds themselves on a return trip to the strange land of Cantelia, where their Spirit Guide, Goden, has sent them. This time, they appear near the Alfaran Forest: a place, where, once again, many inhabitants claim these kids are the Chosen Ones and that they will help to find a solution for ridding the forest of a new kind of horror.
Will the teens have the courage to fight the real enemy? Or will they be forever trapped on Cantelia?
Remember, you can purchase my eBooks by going to Amazon. Click HERE for Spirit Lake, and click HERE for The Wrong Fairy Tale.
Also, if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read my books for free! Super cool, right?! I would love to have some more reviews, too, so help a girl out—yeah? 🙂
Tomorrow, I’ll have another post, highlighting a fellow author and his books. Stay tuned, and happy reading!
Happy 2016, all! This is my first post of the new year, and I find it appropriate that it’s spotlighting not only a new book release, but one of my favorite authors as well. ANDDDDDDDD I happen to be the editor for this new edition of: Palindrome 656. 😉
If you don’t recall, or if you’re new here, I hosted C.F. Waller, author of Free Dive, in this previous post. I am a huge fan of his work and had the privilege of editing Free Dive when Cosby Media Productions acquired it. You can grab a copy of Free Dive by clicking HERE. I actually bought a copy for my grandma for Christmas (she reads cool books, obvi).
But I digress. Today’s post is about the latest and greatest release from Waller: Palindrome 656. Below is everything you need to know about this book.
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Thriller/Dystopian
Publisher: Cosby Media Productions
Editor: Tamar Hela
Publication date: 1/12/16
Age recommendation: 17+
Blurb: SECRETS TELL LIES
When a ghost ship turns up in orbit after a half decade of silence, the powers that be are going to want answers. And when you are the only person still breathing, you can expect an interrogation. Hannah, the Empire’s leading lady of counter-intelligence, is about to go head to head with the Union’s best interrogators in a life or death battle to find the answers to some seemingly simple questions. As she decides what to answer and what to leave out, none of the stories she is about to share will paint her in a positive light, but in her case, they rarely do. It’s said that the “winners” write the history books, and while the Union continues to demand answers, it seems Hannah, whose greatest victory is managing to stay alive, is the only one holding a pen.
Grab your copy from Amazon by clicking HERE.
Where can you connect with C.F. Waller?
Amazon (book links/author page): Click HERE
Goodreads: Click HERE
About C.F. Waller
Charles published his first science fiction novel at age forty-seven, after a flight on an ill-fated commercial airliner over the Atlantic Ocean, that nearly became an episode of Why Planes Crash. This experience illustrated for him firsthand that writing about exotic or dangerous locales was safer than traveling to them. Since then, he likes to think his meticulous research and storytelling gives readers a clear sense of their grandeur, without the inherent risk of flying.
After narrowly escaping the academic death-grip of several universities, Charles worked in nightclubs, took a turn as a new car salesman, and also as a hurricane shutter engineer. His favorite authors include Oscar Wilde, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and Michael Crichton. The latter being especially close to his heart, as Crichton epitomizes the techno-thriller genre and and the failure of humans to interact with technology.
Though he will forever be a Midwestern boy at heart, he now lives on the gulf coast of Florida with his wife, Tina, and one fuzzy feline companion. If he’s not working on a new novel, you can find him volunteering at church, playing overly competitive Yahtzee with his spouse, or indulging in an unhealthy addiction to competitive cooking shows on television.
I have a special announcement today. My good friend and writing partner in crime, Robin Woods, has released her seventh book! It’s her first non-fiction book: a writer’s workbook.
This workbook is awesome because it’s great for both “aspiring” and seasoned writers. There’s lots of great space to write down thoughts, ideas, and outlines, while also having some good structure as guidance. I highly recommend this book, especially since it makes a great Christmas present. 🙂
Here’s the blurb (from Amazon):
“This workbook provides a space for you to journal ideas and thoughts for your next–or first–best seller. Robin not only shares her knowledge gained by years of experience, but thoughtfully gives space for writers to reflect and hand-write their ideas and moments of inspiration.” –author and editor Tamar Hela
Writing a first draft can be daunting. This workbook provides guidance for key elements of fiction writing that help create a cohesive novel. Additionally, it gives writers powerful reference resources to create an emotionally authentic work and the space to hash it all out in one, easy-to-carry book.
Workbook sections include:
- Brainstorm and outlining
- Plotting and the “Tent Pole” Method
- Character Worksheets
- Lined pages for easy journaling
- And more!
Reference sections include:
- Common publishing terms and abbreviations
- Using numerals in text
- Clichés and newbie errors
- Symbols and symbolism
- Self-editing checklist and beta readers
- And more!
Some page samples from the workbook.
Yes, I DID write the foreword, thus I’m quoted at the beginning of the blurb. Pretty cool, huh?
You can grab a copy for yourself and/or your writing friends by clicking HERE.
Visit Robin Woods at her website, follow her on Twitter, or check out her Facebook page.