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BannerBook CoverDating the It Guy

by Krysten Lindsay Hager

YA contemporary

Blurb: Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator’s son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren seems determined to get back into his life along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her family issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.



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Praise for Dating the It Guy:

“Dating the It Guy is an entertaining story that is as absorbing as it is hilarious.” Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite

“A satisfying YA romance that is really about growing up and learning how to deal with life.” Writing Pearls book review blog

“There is so much to love about this book. Krysten Lindsay Hager knows how teens think and speak, and she understands why Emme would feel overwhelmed by everything about Brendon – his looks, his popularity, his feelings for her, his exes, his family.” Vox libris: the voice of books book review blog

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Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating the most popular boy in school.  The “It Boy”  Brendon.  He is that boy who all the girls drool over and throw themselves at.  He is from a rich and powerful family, who have his whole life planned out.

Emme struggles with her relationship with Brendon.  Her last boyfriend cheated on her and she really has a low self-esteem.  She never feels that she is good enough for Brendon.  Of course it doesn’t help that his ex Lauren is always around and throwing herself at him or all the other females who walk up and flirt openly in front of her with him.  Drama!!  That is the best way to describe it.  High School Drama.

Emma not only struggles throughout the book with her issues in her relationship, but with school work and family issues as well.  Brendon doesn’t really know or understand her issues completely and I think this is what causes some of the issues.  Brendon really is to nice for his own good and his guilt causes some of his problems that hurt their relationship.  If Emme and Brendon would have just trusted each other and calmed down enough to talk to one another they could have avoided most of their issues and been unstoppable.  But nooooo can’t do that.  They had to go and try to make each other jealous only making things worse in the long run.

I tell you reading this book felt like a tennis match.  Emme and Brendon were back and forth, back and forth.  And Emme’s emotions were all over the place.  She really has a lot of issues to deal with and sometimes she was her own worst enemy.

The book held my attention and was a good read.  The characters were fun and entertaining, even though there were a couple I wanted to punch. (Lauren, Brooke & Margaux)  oops I wasn’t suppose to name any names was I?  lol  I did enjoy it, but not quite a fan of all the drama.  I guess that is just my persona.  A great read that gives readers a glimpse into the life of a teenager trying to be herself, but scared.

*ARC provided by Neverland Book Tours and Krysten Hager

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Bio: Besides mining her teen years and humiliating moments for her novels, Krysten is also a book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. Krysten writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star,  Landry in Like,Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2), and Dating the It Guy. Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Best Sellers award. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Grand Blanc View, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.

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Blog Tour |And A Sixpence For Luck |Review & Guest Post

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36114226And a Sixpence for Luck

by Lilac Mills

Daisy Jones has hit rock bottom. Or so she believes.

A cheating boyfriend, trouble at work, having to move back in with her mother, and being forced to compare her brother’s loved-up, newly-wed status and brand-new shiny house with her own dire lack of prospects, isn’t what she imagined her life was going to be like at thirty. To top it all off, Christmas is just around the corner!

Daisy, bless her, thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, but when her ancient great-grandmother persuades her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck, Daisy is about to discover that they most definitely can.


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Can a Sixpence bring you luck when your life is currently going down the tubes?

Well Daisy is just that.  Down on her luck.  Caught boyfriend cheating. CHECK  Move back home in her mother’s home. CHECK  Becoming a member of the woman man haters club.  Double CHECK  Can life get any worse?  Well grandma Gee Gee seems to think that giving her grand daughter a Sixpence will bring her luck and maybe just maybe life will get back on track for Daisy.  Well that is after you mix up ingredients to make Christmas pudding, everyone take a turn to stir the pudding with wishes, wish on the Sixpence before putting it in the pudding, cook the pudding for 8 hours and then finally eat the pudding finding the Sixpence.  Whoosh!!!  Luck is yours!  That is if you don’t choke on it first.

This book is hilariously funny.  A perfect read for the holiday season.  I really loved the concept that the book is centered around.  Sixpence for Luck! How exciting right!?!  I really enjoy reading books with a fun fact item that the a story is built around.

This was such a feel good read.  I smiled, laughed, frowned and cried.  A highly entertaining read full of witty fun and romance.  I had a hard time putting the book down.  I was hanging on, not wanting to miss what would happen to Daisy next.  If it weren’t for bad luck Dasiy dear would have no luck at all.  This book had some real doozy twists in it.  Some will have you in stitches.  Others will have you mad and some will make you cry.

The characters have such charisma and charm.  I especially found Freddie to be funny as hell anda little bit on the dramatic side.  I fell in love with Dr Hartley.  He is so dreamy and slightly silly with his overactive imagination.  As that imagination got him into a bit of trouble with Daisy now and then.  Poor Poor Daisy.  Man did she have it rough.

This is the second book by Lilac Mills that I have read.  I really enjoy her way of writing romance.  She makes the stories so entertaining with charming and funny characters.  Her books are very enjoyable.  The characters are developed and the stories flow so smoothly.  She takes a book with a serious side to it and adds in a romantic charm with a funny twist.  I will definitely be on the look out for more from this author.

*ARC provided by Lilac Mills & Neverland Blog Tours


For a little fun

Image result for sixpence for good luckThe History of the Silver Sixpence

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe.

What is a sixpence?

A sixpence was a coin used in the British Empire beginning in 1551. One sixpence represented six pennies. The last year of use of the sixpence coin was 1967.

How did the sixpence tradition begin?

In the middle ages, the people were very superstitious. They believed that much of their life was controlled by evil spirits. Anything they could do to ward off those spirits was wise. They felt that those evil spirits were particularly active during rites of passage, such as weddings, so it was important to use good luck charms to keep the bride and groom safe on their wedding day. Any type of talisman from a horseshoe to a lucky coin was considered a good omen.

During the early 1600’s it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to give his bride a piece of silver as a wedding gift. This was symbolically represented by a sixpence coin. It later became a tradition to include a sixpence in the dowry that was given by the bride’s family to the groom. That tradition of the sixpence as a symbol of good luck continues today.

Some families have passed down the same sixpence through the generations to continue the hope for good luck to future brides. It’s also nice to seek out a sixpence minted in the year of your parents or grandparents wedding, birth years, or some other important family occasion.

Why is there a “thistle” on the back of many sixpence coins?

The thistle is the national flower of Scotland. According to legend in the 1200’s the Danes from northern Europe attempted to invade Scotland. Hiding under the cover of darkness their raid upon sleeping defenders was stopped when a barefoot raider stepped on a thistle and howled out in pain, alerting the defenders who drove the Danes away. The thistle started appearing on Scottish coins in 1470. The back of the last sixpence features a garland of roses, thistle, shamrock (three leaf clover), and leek. The words “Fid Def” are also on the back of the sixpence. This is Latin for fidei desfensor, or defender of the faith.

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I’ve been a beta reader for a long time now, and it’s something I get great satisfaction out of.

If you don’t already know, a beta reader is someone who will read an author’s work before it is published (before ARCs are distributed in fact) to gauge a typical reader’s response to a novel. This stage generally fits in after the editor has had her say and before publication.

For the author, it’s a good idea. If the majority of responses come back negative, then he should revisit his manuscript, as this is a good indicator that readers in general may not like his work.

But being a beta reader should involve more than simply saying “I liked it”. Although the author will be delighted to hear such a thing, it won’t provide him with the necessary tools to help him grow as a writer. Similarly, saying “I hated it”, won’t do him any favours either. It might just make him cry for a week!

What the author needs to hear are the reasons for liking or disliking it. Yes, I know not every book will appeal to every reader (I wish), but say an author sends out 10 copies, and 7 of his betas tell him the same thing, then he has cause to have a serious rethink about whatever that thing is. I know that entails rewrites (gotta love those little darlings), and sending the manuscript back to the editor again, but it can’t be helped. And authors will thank you for your honesty. Just don’t be too harsh – please…

The reason why I say the book needs to be in more or less publication condition, is that as a reader you shouldn’t be distracted by typos, bad grammar, spelling mistakes, etc. You should read a clean copy, so your feedback reflects what a typical reader might say.

Personally, I’m quite happy to accept an unpolished manuscript, and I’ll feedback with notes on plot holes  (if there are any), what I think of the characters, the story arc, whether I feel it is rushed in places, or if I think chunks can be omitted (backstory is one of my pet hates!), or anything else which I feel doesn’t work.

I also feedback on what does work, though I do find that the less I have to say, the more I enjoyed the book and the less I can find to nit-pick about. The length of time it takes me to read a novel is also a good indicator, for if I am engrossed in a story, the devil himself has to wrestle it away from me! So I’ll pass that detail on to the author too.

Beta reading takes time. It’s not your simple read and review. I often pause to make notes, and if something doesn’t work in the book, I sometimes have to have a good search as to why.

But it is rewarding, and even though the author may not act on any of my comments (and I never really know if he has because I rarely read the published article), I feel that I have helped them develop their craft – even if it is only to tell them how wonderful they are and to please keep on writing!

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Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…

When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.




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Bonnie Haskett loves love. She’s a hopeless romantic who’s always daydreaming of the day she’ll finally get married and live happily ever after. She hasn’t found Mr Right yet, but she’s sure he’s out there somewhere… For now, she consoles herself by writing about beautiful weddings for a bridal magazine, watching brides and grooms so hopelessly in love that it’s enough to melt even the harshest cynic’s heart.


Rohan Carter is love’s harshest cynic and nothing about a wedding will melt his heart, thank you very much. He writes a monthly column for a men’s magazine in which he advises men never to get married and gives advice on how to protect themselves from love.


These two rival journalists find themselves stuck together on Edelweiss Island, an island off the south coast of Britain that has become known as ‘the little wedding island’. There’s a rumour that no marriage performed in the church there has ever ended in divorce, and Bonnie and Rohan are both sent to investigate it.


However, they quickly find the locals are unwelcoming and untalkative, and no one is going to tell them anything about this ‘church of no divorces’ if they aren’t there to get married in it. There’s only one thing for it – team up and pretend to be engaged to each other to gain access to the church and find out what’s really going on there. They might not be friends, but their only chance to get the inside scoop on the mysterious island that everyone’s talking about is each other. It would be a win for both of them and all it would take is one little white lie. Just one…

A gorgeously uplifting romantic comedy!


Release date: March 2nd 2018

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6524232Author bio: Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.




Blog Tour | A Winter’s Wish Come True | with Review



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Blurb: Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!


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Oh my what a wonderful read!

In this story Cleo is still nursing a broken heart 💔, from a year ago when her boyfriend Scott left her to live in Australia.  She has been working on herself and checking things off her bucket list.  She is slowly moving on, but not ready to date again.  Then after a sky diving experience with her bff Emma they decide to go to the pub to celebrate.  Low and behold she runs into none other than Scott.  All the feelings come rushing forward as he professes his apology asking for another chance.  But she stands strong and walks away.

As they continue to bump into each other, her resolve weakens.  Then they have a one night stand, only for her to wake up alone.  Devastated and feeling he has abandoned her again, she falls back into heartbreak again.  

When fate comes calling Cleo faints and is rushed to the hospital.  The prognosis is she is pregnant.  What will she do now?  When she breaks the news to Scott, he decides that he wants to be there for his child.  They agree to put their issues aide and work together to be good parents.  

Scott is determined to be there for his child.  even if it means he can’t be with Cleo romantically.  Will he and Cleo comes to terms with their relationship?  Or will all the obstacles pull them apart?

This is the first book by Lynsey James that I have read and I was so impressed.  I really loved this story.  It was a very emotional read.   The type of story that will touch your soul.  Ms. James took her time telling the story and developing the characters.  An amazing story.  A lovely tale of second chances and new beginnings. 

The characters in this book are amazing and really make this book come alive.  Each character has strength in spades.  Cleo really does have some issues she struggles with.  She is very determined to overcome it all to become the best mummy she can be.  Scott is a very sweet guy.  He loves Cleo desperately and he is afraid to show that side to Cleo, afraid it will scare her away.  He is also a very caring and determined man.  Cleo and Scott really work hard to overcome all the obstacles that are tossed at them.  Let me tell you they are some doozies.

This book will draw you in and captivate you.  A wonderful cozy Christmas read.  Perfect for sitting  by the fire curled up in the blanket with a hot chocolate.  It will make you laugh, cry, smile and fall in love.  I can definitely see this becoming a movie.  Maybe another Love Actually.  I love a good Christmas Romance!  

*ARC provided by Neverland Book Tours and Lynsey James



Lynsey JamesAuthor bio: Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey’s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…




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The Big Event | Cover Reveal

Ligali_TheBigEvent_FB_AdLigali_TheBigEvent_EbookBlurb: Part one of the Friendship Online Short Story Series.

Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a
get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too.
Or so she hopes.

A short story about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.



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Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeupBIO: Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews.  She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.

Anne has always loved stories and read many books as a child, including the entire Sweet Valley High and Caitlyn series.  Her interest in writing fiction came years later, when she began writing for pleasure in 2007. Since then, Anne has been writing on and off and enjoys participating in writing groups. Twice in 2014, she won the monthly Novelicious Pintrest Prompt Fiction Competition.

When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).

Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.



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