Book Review: Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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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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Let’s Celebrate YA Week!

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. 😉

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Spirit Lake

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.

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The Wrong Fairy Tale

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?

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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! 

xoxo

 

Could Bad Grammar = Forever Alone?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I thought a post with more romantic connotations would be appropriate. Today’s post is sponsored by Grammarly in conjunction with eHarmony. Read below for all the details and cute infographic. Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

(From Grammarly)—

Grammarly, the team behind the popular writing app, partnered with the online dating website eHarmony to determine whether the writing skills displayed in people’s online dating profiles affect their chances of finding romance. Grammarly summarized the results, along with other online dating statistics, in an infographic.

Valentine's Day Grammar 2016 Infographic

Methodology

Grammarly reviewed 10,000 eHarmony male/female matches generated by eHarmony’s matching algorithm. Fifty percent of the matches advanced to two-way communication, while the other fifty percent failed to advance. Each male and female in a match wrote long-form answers to questions on their dating profile. These writing samples were analyzed by Grammarly’s automated proofreader for accuracy in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Book Release: Palindrome 656 by CF Waller

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.

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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?

Stalk him on Google (click this link for a laugh)

Website: Cfwaller.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wallercf

Twitter: @wallercf

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.

New Book Release: The Teen Reader’s Journal

Happy Friday, all!

I’ve got some exciting news! I’ve been keeping this under wraps, but now I can let you all know that I’ve released a new book! It’s my third book and first work of non-fiction. Pretty freaking exciting! 🙂

Here are some pertinent details:

Title: The Teen Reader’s Journal

Genre: Non-fiction/Teen/Journal

Page Count: 186

By: Tamar Hela

Blurb: Designed with teen readers in mind, this journal is perfect for average to voracious readers. Challenge yourself to read a book a week in one year, or go at your own pace, with plenty of space for fifty-two books. Write your thoughts, questions, or revelations about the books you read. Be a literary artist and draw pictures in the doodle section. Be inspired by quotes from many great voices in literature, and keep track of all your favorites with the bonus pages in the back. For the book lover who has everything, this is the perfect addition to any library, and makes the perfect gift for a friend—or yourself.

I had a lot of fun writing and designing this journal, and I hope that lots of readers will find it useful. If you know of a young reader who likes to write about their reading experiences, this would make the perfect Christmas present! Or, it would make a great gift for the reader who is young at heart. 🙂

Inside, there are 52 spots to record books, with the idea that someone could set a goal to read a book a week in a year. There are also some really fun extras pages in the back, where readers can write things like a TBR (to be read) list, record their favorite book boyfriends/girlfriends, or even track who borrows their books. Fun, right?

So, what are you waiting for?! Grab a copy today on Amazon.com by clicking HERE.

You can also enter for a chance to WIN a copy from Amazon Giveaways by clicking HERE.

Be sure to add my new book to your TBR list on Goodreads by clicking HERE. There will also be a Goodreads giveaway for this title, beginning on 12/17. Stay tuned for the links.

Until next time, thanks for your support and happy reading!