We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This

Title: We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This
Author: Donna Y. Ferris
Publishing Date: 01.01.2022

What if the path to inner peace leads to outright disaster? 

Donna has it all – a generous husband, two healthy kids, a Jersey shore home – but believes something is missing. When she signs up for yoga teacher training, her carefully cultivated life begins to crumble. Her husband is having an affair. Dangerous childhood secrets resurface. Her mother dies suddenly. And she doesn’t even like yoga . . . yet. 

As Donna reels and heals, she discovers love, rescues dogs, and confronts yet another crisis of faith

when her new fiancé falls ill. 

A devastating but funny, life-affirming love story, We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This is for anyone who has ever dared to fight for what matters – and believes it’s never too late to find love or enlightenment.

But not necessarily in that order.

Donna Y. Ferris lives in West Chester, PA with her husband and dogs – and spends as much time as possible with her two Musketeers in Pittsburgh (the home of her beloved Steelers). We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This – A Memoir of Missed Connections is her first book. Donna continues to work in corporate America and has contributed over thirty articles to Elephant Journal. She also teaches yoga weekly, workshops quarterly, and leads Spring / Fall retreats in Duck, NC. Donna can be reached via email (donnayferris@minichangeyoga.com) or on Facebook and Instagram (@downdogdiva) and Twitter (@minidva).

Here is the link if you wanna purchase the book.

To love and be loved

Title: To love and be loved
Author: Amanda Prowse
Publishing Date: 11.01.2022

In this life-affirming tale from bestselling author Amanda Prowse, one woman built a new life to escape her humiliation. Now, can she put the shame behind her and finally find happiness?

Young and desperately in love, Merrin had the whole world ahead of her. But just as her new life was about to start, the ground beneath her feet was cruelly swept away. Devastated by the humiliation, she ran far away from the beloved fishing village she had always called home to lick her wounds and escape her gossiping friends and neighbours.

It hasn’t been easy, but six years later Merrin has forged a new life for herself far from the sea, burying the impulsive girl she once was. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to return to the village she swore she’d never set foot in again.

Reluctantly back in the arms of her community, Merrin begins to realise what she’s been missing out on all these years. As she begins to remember the person she used to be, she is forced to make choices about her future, and to question the past. What does she want from her life? Who is important to her? Who is to blame for everything that went wrong? And can she forgive them, let old wounds heal and finally be her true self again?

Amanda Prowse is an international bestselling author of twenty-eight novels published in dozens of languages. Her chart-topping titles What Have I Done?, Perfect Daughter, My Husband’s Wife, The Coordinates of Loss, The Girl in the Corner and The Things I Know have sold millions of copies around the world. Other novels by Amanda Prowse include A Mother’s Story, which won the coveted Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year Award. Perfect Daughter was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016. She has been described by the Daily Mail as ‘the queen of family drama’. Amanda is the most prolific writer of bestselling contemporary fiction in the UK today. Her titles consistently score the highest online review approval ratings across several genres. A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda is a regular panellist on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show, as well as featuring on numerous daytime ITV programmes. She also makes countless guest appearances on national and independent radio stations, including LBC and talkRADIO, where she is well known for her insightful observations and infectious humour. Amanda’s ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning off the bedside lamp at night, that ensure you walk every step with her great characters, and tales that fill your head so you can’t possibly read another book until the memory fades…

Here is the link of the book if you wanna purchase it.

White Smoke

Title: White Smoke
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Publishing Date: 12.09.2021

 The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.

When I chose to read this book I didn’t know what to expect. The cover made me think it was more a fantasy book than a YA horror, but after reading the summary I was sure I would like it. I was right! After a few chapters I was so intrigued by the story that I couldn’t put it down.

I am a big fan of horror, more ghosts stories. So I was ready for a haunted house. The plot was interesting and creepy, the characters were well-drawn. The ending was a bit predictable, but spookier because I saw too many real situations like that one.

All in all, for a YA horror, White Smoke is a captivating book that I am glad I had the opportunity to read it. I received a copy of White Smoke for free in exchange for an honest review.

Knightfall

Title: Knightfall
Series: Tangled Crowns #1
Author: Ann Denton
Publishing Date: 07.01.2019

Want to kill my sister? You’ll have to go through me first.

I will stop you.

Even if it means I have to go back to the palace.

Even if it means I have to take back the crown I left behind.

Even if it means I have to face the four men I left at the altar.

I will take on them and their anger.

I will take on anything to save Avia.

Because the kingdom needs her.

The kingdom needs a good queen.

Not a cursed one. Not me.

If I can’t save her, then the kingdom will fall. Because I can’t rule.

I’m a walking death sentence for anyone who gets too close…

If you like romance, mystery, and laughter, this book will keep you up all night. Get it today!

Author’s note: This is a medium burn reverse harem story intended for audiences 18 years and older.

What did I just read? I am so confused right now because I don’t know if it was the best fantasy/erotic story or not. First of all, I haven’t read the author’s side note. So when I accepted to review this book I thought would be a cute fantasy story with magic and dragons. Nothing else! After a few chapters I realised it wasn’t an innocent story. So I went back to my first email to realise it has a note from the author. I am so blind sometimes.

After this, I was a bit sceptical about the story. I read a weird sci-fi/erotic book that I didn’t enjoy, so I didn’t know what to expect from Knightfall. To my surprise, it wasn’t that bad. The fantasy part of the book was pretty interesting. I liked the main character, how she didn’t care she was a princess, she talked freely about her thoughts.

It was my first fantasy/erotic book and I hope it’s not the last. It was an interesting adventure, so of course I will continue with the next book. Thank you Lovebookstours and Ann Denton for my copy of Knightfall in exchange for an honest review.

Have you seen me?

Title: Have you seen me?
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Publishing Date: 17.08.2021

Lindsey Gillett is missing.

And she’s not the first girl at Waverly High to vanish without a trace.

To help cope with the tragedy, new history teacher Aubrey LaRoux organizes a student investigation team. But when the project’s key members start turning up dead across campus, Aubrey suspects there’s more going on than anyone is willing to admit.

The murdered students all had something in common with Lindsey. They shared a secret. And what they uncovered could threaten the future of the historic school.

At Waverly High, someone wants to keep the past buried—and you don’t want to get in their way. 

Have you seen me? is my first book by Alexandrea Weis and I can tell you it will not be the last one. I am a fan of thrillers and I thought this one would be perfect for these months. The cover caught my attention first and I think it works perfect with the story.

I liked the author’s writing style and how she did a great job keeping me in suspense with the plot. In fact, I liked the story so much that I didn’t mind that the ending was predictable. I can’t wait to see what will be my next book by her.

Thank you Black Crow for my copy of Have you seen me? in exchange for an honest review.

A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything In Between

Title: A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything In Between
Author: Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley
Publishing Date: 30.09.2021

A colourful and comical tour through history from cartoonists Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley.

The hilarious minds behind A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You have teamed up once again – this time to give a taste of the daily lives of the people, animals and objects who made history.

Featuring a day in the life of early humans as they paint mammoths on the walls of a cave, a fierce gladiator battling in the Colosseum and the first woman in space. And not forgetting the animals of history – from an Egyptian cat (worshipped as a god, of course) to an albatross flying over Rapa Nui and a dog in the trenches of the First World War.

Readers can also discover the stories behind famous constructions, including the Great Wall of China and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and delve into the secret diaries of a Viking, Isaac Newton’s cat and the wooden panel that became the Mona Lisa.

With over 90 entries told in the friendly, informative style of Mike Barfield and brought to life by Jess Bradley’s brilliantly funny illustrations, this book will have children learning and laughing as they go.

My first thought when I saw this book was that this book would be perfect for my toodler. I know he is too small now to understand what is happening in the pictures, but after a year I know he will love it.

After reading it I can say that this book is perfect for adults and children. It was a fun and interesting read with amazing informations. The drawings are so good with bright colours that will captivate any child. I can’t wait for mine to grow up to read it with him.

If you are a fan of Horrible Histories, then you should definitely check this book. Thank you Love Book Tours, Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

Mike Barfield is a writer, poet, performer, songwriter, ukulele player and cartoonist. He has written extensively for TV and radio – with credits as diverse as Spitting Image, The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show and five years on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. His cartoon feature Apparently has appeared in the pages of Private Eye for over 20 years, and his drawings have been on display in the Cartoon Museum, the V & A, the Museum of London and Nigella Lawson’s downstairs loo.


His Destroy This Book series (published by Buster Books) has been sold around the world, starting with the Destroy This Book In The Name of Science!: Einstein Edition 2017. The Galileo and Brainiac editions were hot on its heels, and Destroy This Book in the Name of Maths and Destroy This Book in the Name of Art are both on the horizon. All of them are unique activity books where the reader doodles on, colours, and cuts up the pages, making over a dozen amazing working models in the process! Every page, including the cover, is an interactive experience – as well as being huge fun!


Mike is also the author of a series of hilarious random insult making books published by Laurence King. ‘The Ultimate Insult Generator’ (aka The Ultimate Wisecrack Generator’ in the USA) was a huge Christmas hit, and will be followed this September by ‘The Ultimate Spell-caster’ – more fun, but with a Halloweeny-feel.


Mike is also the author of a fact-filled, funny and beautifully illustrated children’s guide to the Periodic Table -‘The Element in the Room’. With drawings by up-and-coming illustrator Lauren Humphrey, the book encourages readers to hunt for the elements hiding in their homes, in the company of scientific detective Sherlock Ohms.


Mike has a first-class degree in botany and zoology from King’s College, London, and his ever first book many years ago was also a children’s science title – a tie-in for the ITV kids’ science series Panic Station. His second was the Oldie’s Dictionary for Our Time. He also edited the last great Beachcomber collection: ‘Cram Me With Eels!’. His comic dictionary This Septic Isle was published by Ebury.


He has five poems in the children’s poetry selection When Granny Won Olympic Gold, edited by Graham Denton. He has only one poem in the poetry collection, Best of Enemies, Best of Friends (compiled by Brian Moses) but they did at least put it on the cover. His most recent published poetry can be found in the collections A First Poetry Book by Pie Corbett and Gaby Morgan, and Is This A Poem, by Roger Stevens. Both highly recommended for use in primary schools.


He still cartoons for Private Eye, writes and performs poetry and comedy, often to the accompaniment of a ukulele. He also invented squirrel fishing.


He can easily be persuaded to give a very entertaining talk about his multifaceted career, and is best approached through his website at http://www.mikebarfield.co.uk


Oh, and perhaps uniquely, he also presents a clicking, clanking circus of clockwork toys. Who else on Amazon can give you all this?

Fall of the Argosi

Title: Fall of the Argosi
Series: (Spellslinger #0.6)
Author: Sebastien de Castell
Publishing Date: 14.10.2021

New to the ways of the Argosi, the tribe of wandering philosophers who seek to defeat evil by wit and guile, Ferius Parfax encounters a hideous plague – the Red Scream. Highly contagious, caught by the hearing of a deadly verse, it turns its victims into mindless monsters that destroy all human life they come into contact with. With the help of a deaf boy whom she has saved from two horrifying victims of the plague, she sets out to find the source of the Red Scream and overcome it’s terrifying power. Along the way she is joined by another Argosi, Rosie, who purports to be so much wiser and more adept than Ferius, but who turns out to have her own dark secrets.
Peopled with extraordinary characters and gut-wrenching drama, Ferius’s story teaches her hard lessons about the limits of the Argosi’s ways. Readers will delight not just in this amazing masterclass in plot pacing and narrative drive, but in the seemingly bottomless well of wit, thought and wisdom that the story brings up and that has changed lives down the ages. It takes the reader on a journey like no other.

First of all, I wanna say I haven’t read the Spellslinger’s series. I just knew that these are amazing books with beautiful covers. But after reading Way of the Argosi and Fall of the Argosi, all I wanna do it’s to read the next books. So it is alright to read these two books first and then the others (if you haven’t start reading this series yet).

Oh boy, I have no idea how to start my review. Because I loved everything in these books! In the first book we follow the life of the main character, Ferius Parfax (very interesting name) who will become an Argosi. In the second, Fall of the Argosi, the plot becomes more captivating because Ferius faces a dangerous plague: the Red Scream that can turn you into a monster by only hearing a vers. That’s madness, isn’t it? I devoured the Fall of the Argosi in just 3 days and that says a lot!

If you haven’t read any of Sebastien de Castell’s books, then what are you waiting for? Especially if you are a fan of fantasy as me. Now shhh because I am going to read the next book while my baby is still sleeping!

Thank you KaleidoscopicTours and Sebastien de Castell for the opportunity to read these books.

The Younglings: Shadow & Magic

Title: The Younglings: Shadow & Magic
Author: Helena M. Craggs
Publishing Date: 13.09.2021

Humans have no idea what lurks in the shadows.

Mortals don’t expect to see supernaturals. Their minds rarely consider the possibility, even when it’s staring them right in the face. I was one such person … until I met my estranged father.

Let me introduce myself. The name is Carter. Quinn Carter. A witty, laid-back, regular guy, who just happens to be half-demon.

Finding out Dad is a demon king was like a sucker punch to the gut. Seriously, I’m a total biological freak. Meeting him was the catalyst for my life tail-spinning into a new world—a world where things of legend are real.

The one positive about this whole situation is the friends I have made. Good friends. But they too have secrets … big secrets. They’re not exactly your average individuals. Turns out demons aren’t the only paranormal creatures out there.

I also need to mention a Vampire Ministry, evil stab-worthy demons, and troubled spirits stranded on the spectral plane. As a consequence, life for my friends and me became a tad problematic.

Being heroes in the mortal realm hadn’t been on anybody’s to-do list, but we had no choice in the matter, and things were about to get very interesting.

First of all, I wanna thank the author for the amazing package, for the beautiful pen (stolen by my baby), for the chocolate (stolen by my husband) and the signed copy of The Younglings. You can find the unboxing on my TikTok!

I chose to read this book because I knew my inner teenage would love it. And I was right! I love the cover and the idea of the story. And I am so happy that the author chose to include more than one type of supernatural creature. Here you can find demons, angels, vampires, witches, even ghosts. It’s an all-exclusive book.

If you are a YA fantasy fan or your inner teen wants to remember the time when you had a crush on a demon, then you should read this book. Thank you Lovebookstours and Helena M. Craggs for my copy of The Younglings: Shadow & Magic in exchange for an honest review.

I live with my husband, son, two cats, chickens and three dogs in the beautiful hills of Yorkshire. I love crystals, Reiki and angels. I’m a little bit obsessed with witchcraft too, but please don’t tell anybody.


I’ve always been an avid reader. There’s nothing better than snuggling down with a good book and visiting faraway lands. Of everything I read, and I read a lot, I have a weakness for the freedom that fantasy offers.


The Younglings—Shadows & Magic is my first published book, and it is the result of a promise I made to my sister before she passed: to publish one of my manuscripts. And here we are. I hope you love Quinn and the team as much as I have loved writing about them.

Buy Links

Amazon – https://amzn.to/3hg0q3O

Lakesedge

Title: Lakesedge
Author: Lyndall Clipstone
Publishing Date: 28.09.2021

If you step too close to the darkness, then he can touch you. Touch you, and send you back into the world, corrupted.

Content Warnings: Emotional and physical abuse by a parent, Body horror, Gore and blood (including description of wounds), Emesis, Discussions of death and grief (no on-page deaths), Descriptions of drowning and deep water, Drowning-related imagery Self-injury (in the context of a curse that requires regular physical sacrifices), suicidal ideation.

A lush, gothic fantasy from debut author Lyndall Clipstone about monsters and magic, set on the banks of a cursed lake. Perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Brigid Kemmerer.

There are monsters in the world.

When Violeta Graceling and her younger brother Arien arrive at the haunted Lakesedge estate, they expect to find a monster. Leta knows the terrifying rumors about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem.

There are monsters in the woods.

As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn…

There’s a monster in the shadow, and now it knows my name.

Now, to save Rowan–and herself–Leta must confront the darkness in her past, including unraveling the mystery of her connection to the Lord Under.

“It’s a dream, Arien.”

“you can’t make it stop, Leta. You can’t -”

If you want to know more about the book go on: Goodreads|Amazon|Barnes and Noble|Book Depository|Indigo|IndieBound.

I need to stop falling in love with beautiful covers. I mean look at this one! It promised me an amazing story that it will take your breath away. A story about monsters, gods, darkness. But unfortunately it wasn’t what I hoped for.

To be fair, I don’t think I read any gothic books because I wasn’t ready for so many details. I am an action girl, so I need some facts not just description. The author described the characters very well, but it didn’t prove me that they were what they were (if it makes sense).

The idea of the book was pretty interesting and I think it could be a better story because the second part captivated me. So I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the next book. Thank you TBR and Beyond for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

But all I can think is there might be nowhere in this world, now, where I can keep my brother safe.

Lyndall Clipstone writes about monsters and the girls who like to kiss them. A former youth librarian who grew up running wild in the Barossa Ranges of South Australia, she currently lives in Adelaide,where she tends her own indoor secret garden. She has a Bachelors in Creative Writing and aGraduate Diploma in Library and Information Management.

Her debut novel,LAKESEDGE, will be published by Henry Holt, Titan UK and Pan Macmillan Australiain Fall 2021 with a sequel,FORESTFALL, to publish in Fall 2022.

You can find more about the author on: Website|Twitter|Instagram|Goodreads|Spotify.

Strange to think that with magic, both the earth and my skin can be put back together like a torn sheet.

Her Wolves

Title: Her Wolves
Series: Fall Mountain Shifters #1
Author: G. Bailey
Publishing Date: 05.02.2021

I knew nothing about mates until the alpha rejected me…

Growing up in one of the biggest packs in the world, my life is planned out from the second I turn eighteen and find my true mate in the moon ceremony.

Finding your true mate gives you the power to share the shifter energy they have, given to the males of the pack by the moon goddess herself. The power to shift into a wolf.

But for the first time in the history of our pack, the new alpha is mated with a nobody. A foster kid living in the packs orphanage with no ancestors or power to claim.

Me.

After being brutally rejected by my alpha mate, publicly humiliated and thrown away into the sea, the dark wolves of the Fall Mountain Pack find me.

They save me. The four alphas. The ones the world fears because of the darkness they live in.

In their world? Being rejected is the only way to join their pack. The only way their lost and forbidden god gives them the power to shift without a mate.

I spent my life worshipping the moon goddess when it turns out my life always belonged to another… 

This is a full-length reverse harem romance novel full of sexy alpha males, steamy scenes, a strong heroine and a lot of sarcasm. Intended for 17+ readers. This is a trilogy.

I chose to read this book because of the stunning cover! (also for the synopsis 🤫). I didn’t expect it to like it because it was my first book about rejected mates. Well, to be fair I think I haven’t read a book about wolves for a very long time. So I took my chances with Her wolves.

For the first book in the series, Her wolves is not bad at all. Can’t wait to see what’s in the next book because this one ends with a cliffhanger and I hate when I don’t have the second one! The only thing that I wasn’t a fan of was that the romance between the main characters was really slowly for my taste. I like a bit of ✨spicy✨.

All in all, if you are a fan of wolves and slow-burn romance, then you should try this book. Thank you Lovebookstours and G. Bailey for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

G. Bailey is a USA Today and International Bestselling Author of fantasy and paranormal romance.
She lives in England with her cheeky children, her gorgeous (and slightly mad) golden retrievers and her teenage sweetheart turned husband.

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