Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spotlight & Giveaway: Emancipating Andie - Priscilla Glenn

Title: Emancipating Andie

Author: Priscilla Glenn

Release date: April 27, 2013

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.

About the Author

Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.

If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.

Emancipating Andie is Glenn’s second novel. She is also the author of the contemporary romance/young adult crossover, Back to You.

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Virtual Book Blog Tour: A Glimpse of Her Soul - Stuart Jaffe

Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: 2/11/13
When 16-year-old Gillian Boone discovers that a secret message has been etched into her soul,
her world of normal teenage life is destroyed. Now, bizarre monstrosities try to kill her so they
can read this message as her soul departs, hoping its information will guide them back to the
world they came from.
Though she has the aid of her father and some new friends, there is only one who has the real
power to help. A rogue monster named Jackhammer Jack. But he might want her secret, too,
even as he helps her evade the clutches of those pursuing her.
With threats surrounding her, Gillian will have to lead her allies in a struggle for survival - a
struggle all the more treacherous when her allies are just as dangerous as her enemies.
Filled with action, excitement, magic, a touch of romance, and mystery, A Glimpse of Her Soul is
a pulse-pounding ride you're sure to enjoy.
I’m an avid reader so I love when I’m introduced to new Authors. Even though I don’t read a lot of Young Adult Fantasy books – I was eager to start on this Review book. The cover caught my attention. I admit it!! I’m a sucker for a great cover. That’s the first thing that catches a reader’s attention, but what keeps a reader reading are the words they discover once they open the book.
A Glimpse of Her Soul is a very fast paced, unpredictable, exciting, and spine-tingling read. I did wish the Author was more in-depth with some of the characters, but as the title suggests this is only Volume One. I can’t wait to see what the Author gives us in Volume 2.
Even if you don’t read Young Adult Fantasy – I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and give this book a try.
4 Stars

Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles, The
Bluesman series, and much more. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and
anthologies. He is the co-host of The Eclectic Review - a weekly podcast about science, art, and
well, everything. For those who keep count, the latest animal listing is as follows: one dog, four
cats, one albino corn snake, one Brazilian black tarantula, three aquatic turtles, one lop-eared
rabbit, twenty chickens, and a horse. Thankfully, the chickens and the horse do not live inside
the house.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: When it's Time to Walk Away - Ayesha L. Shoulders

Shellie Simone's dream job as a Project Manager for an IT company turns into a nightmare when she finds herself the victim of sexual assault in the workplace. She attempts to report the perpetrator to Human Resources, but his uncle, the VP over the Finance division, tries to stop her by bribing her with an increase in her salary to keep it undisclosed. Shellie knows she cannot handle this problem alone anymore, so she confides in her friend Standra Wilcom for support. She soon finds out, however, that Standra has other things keeping her busy these days. Following a hurtful break-up with her boyfriend of three years, Standra decides to hook up with their friend Eboni Gilliar's husband while he and Eboni are having problems. At first, she did not expect the relationship to be more than a simple friendship, but soon after it begins, she becomes intrigued by just how far their connection can go. Just when Standra thinks she has the perfect plan to keep Craig from going back to his wife, Shellie finds out about their relationship, and now Standra is in jeopardy of losing everything.

As this story unravels, all three women will become involved in a whirlwind of major life events that will change the dynamics of their relationship forever. Will their friendship survive the storm or is it Time to Walk Away? (Amazon)

When I’m done reading a good book I usually take time to reflect on the characters, themes, and lessons I have learned from it. When it’s Time to Walk Away is a very good read. I love reading a book that deals with relatable issues/situations.

Author Ayesha Shoulders did an exceptionally job showing how friendships can go through the ups & downs, and how you can end up learning more about yourself through it all. Knowing when to stay or to walk away can relate to all areas of your life. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

I recommend this book for your reading pleasure.

4 Stars


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cover Reveal: Good Vibrations - S.L. Scott

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Title: Good Vibrations
Author: S. L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Expected release date: June 4th, 2013
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
 photo goodreads-badge-add-plus_zpsa971cb04.png   I grab her exploring finger just as it reaches my happy trail—a trail that if I let her wander down further will lead us to do things we can’t take back. Things like three-word phrases being confessed that would end me if I was rejected. Things like selfishly wanting to own her body and doing things to her that would make my fantasies blush. And things like making her promises too soon that won’t do either of us any good. She makes me want a future that’s not possible, and one I don’t deserve. Listening to my ego got me into this situation. Will listening to my heart get me out?    

About the Author
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S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of the novels—Naturally, Charlie, and A Prior Engagement as well as several novellas, including Sleeping with Mr. Sexy and Morning Glory--all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post and writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites. Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of the hobbies she loves, but she doesn't get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends. Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas. She welcomes your notes at  
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Blue Lines - Toni Aleo (The Assassins Series)

Blue Lines - Toni Aleo

Contemporary Sports Romance
Title: Empty Net (Assassins #4)
Date to be Published: August 13, 2013


Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.

Only a check to the head could make Erik fall for a nice girl like Piper. But since their crazy-sexy night together, he’s been trying to forget about her alluring body by falling into bed with every woman in Nashville, and it’s not working. So when Piper shows up at his house with a baby-bomb to drop, it doesn’t take much for Erik to suggest the nuclear option: marriage. While it’s supposed to be all for show, the second they say “I do,” the ice between them starts to melt into sizzling steam.

About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo!
I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it's cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena's glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!

When my nose isn't pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son's hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.

I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Reminding Me of You - Kathy Bosman

Mia wasn’t planning to fall in love with a mysterious stranger called Luke the day before she left for a new life in London. She also didn’t expect every tall, dark stranger to remind her of him, including his look-a-like, Bryn, who comes into her work one day. Unable to make contact with Luke, she instead has a fling with Bryn who understands how it feels to have a love you can’t reach. Once she finds Luke, will Mia’s memories bring them together or force them apart?


This was a good book in my opinion. I had no problem getting into the storyline even though it was a short read. I liked Mia the main character the most. I found myself rooting for Bryn throughout the story. This is a great book for a rainy day.

4 Stars

Billie Jo

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Virtual Book Blog Tour: Claiming Jeremiah - Missy B. Salick

On the same night that twenty four-year-old Jordyn Sims has a miscarriage, her sister-in-law Tori Sims conceives a child. Nine months later, Tori, a long term heroin addict, abandons her two-hour-old drug addicted newborn Jeremiah, in a hospital stairwell. Jordyn receives the news and pursues foster adoption. However, Oscar, Tori’s possessive drug-addicted boyfriend, is not about to give Jeremiah up so easily. While in confrontation with Tori and Oscar, Jordyn seeks help from the Administration of Children Services (ACS), only to discover she is faced with a maze of departments, regulations, legalities and overworked social workers. Jordyn, however, remains strong and continues to push through the uphill battle, even after she discovers she’s pregnant.

With all odds against her adoption of Jeremiah, and her pregnancy at high risk from increasing stress, will Jordyn win this tough battle, or will her world crumble before her?


Hazel pulled a black garbage bag from her jacket pocket and gave it to Tori. Another black bag protruded from her pocket.

“You take the living room and I’ll take upstairs.” 

Tori walked around the well-decorated house looking for valuables. She saw a silver picture frame with the word FAMILY written in decorative script across the top. It was a family of four: mother, father, little girl, and her brother. Tori stepped back and gazed at the photograph wondering what it felt like to have what they have.
Hazel hurried into the living room, her garbage bag filled to the top. Tori could see a laptop poking out.

“Tori, what you doing standing looking at that picture? We have to go. In and out remember?”

“I . . . uhhh. Do you know these people, Hazel? We stealing from people who have kids you know.”

“No, I don’t know them, Tori, and neither do you,” said Hazel, heading for the back door. “You don’t owe them nothing. Come on. We do this now or you going to be sucking someone off later for that score. You choose. I’m outta here.” The screen door slammed behind her.

Hazel’s words brought Tori back to reality. She quickly rummaged through the coffee-table drawers grabbing what she could. She found a PlayStation, some DVDs and two DSs that had been left plugged in to charge, a dead cell phone, knickknacks from the mantel, and a printer. She scurried down the steps and ran around the corner.
Hazel was waiting for her two blocks down, bumming another cigarette from a corner store regular. When she saw Tori, her face broke into a delighted smile.

“Nice choice,” she said. “Here, I got you a loosie. Ha, I see you got that printer. We should be able to get at least ten for that.”

“Yeah,” said Tori, as she and Hazel walked along the busy street. “It was a waste to leave it behind.”
They arrived at Barry’s, who ran an illegitimate pawnshop from his apartment. He bought everything from electronics to furniture, anything you needed to get rid of.

Hazel pressed the buzzer and they waited. Tori had never been inside Barry’s apartment. She had only waited outside many times when Oscar brought him some hot merchandise.

Barry opened the door. He was tall and had to weigh close to four hundred pounds. He was dark-skinned and his face was covered with a thick beard. He wore black tinted sunglasses even though there was no sunlight in the room. He blew a thick cloud of cigar smoke into Tori’s face. Hazel slipped past him and went inside. Tori stood at the door and peered into the apartment.

“You coming in?” he asked.

“Umm no. I’m going to stay outside. Let Hazel know when she gets back.”

Tori made her way back outside. After three attempts to get a cigarette from someone, a teenage boy finally gave her one. As she puffed the nicotine in the cool air, she mentally counted how much Barry might give Hazel for the merchandise. Even though he was known for low-balling, Tori calculated there should be at least fifty dollars’ worth of stuff in her bag alone. If Hazel had as much as she did, which she did, that would be another fifty. Split down the middle and it would be fifty apiece. It would be enough to buy five bags. Not bad for ten minutes’ worth of work.

And I was able to do it without O.

Tori paced in front of the building and flicked her cigarette.

Damn. What’s taking this chick so long?

As if on cue, Hazel came out of the building flashing a bunch of ten-dollar bills.

“How much we get?” Tori asked, her eyes never leaving the cash.

“A hundred. I tried to get more but you know that cheap-ass wasn’t going for that.”

Tori laughed loudly, as she had calculated that amount earlier in her mind.

“What’s so funny?”

“Nothing. Nothing. Give me my half and let’s go cop from Blue over on Wilson.”

“Blue be having that good dope for real,” said Hazel taking a sniff.

“Yeah, when he got it. That dude be on some other stuff sometimes.”

“I know, right? He a fake-me-out dealer.”

Tori stood over Hazel’s kitchen counter and inhaled the heroin she had copped from Blue. The sink had an annoying leak that hit the dishes with a loud, wet plop every second. The doors from the cabinets were missing and roaches boldly scuttled by.

Hazel shared the one-bedroom with her daughter, sister, and her son. Hazel’s daughter was turning five and could barely speak or say her ABCs. Hazel’s plan was to say that she was special-ed so she could receive more money from the state. In addition to the Section 8 for housing, she received food stamps and cash assistance.

“Yo, I gotta be out Hazel. Thanks for that hook up.”

“No doubt, catch you on the block.”

Tori resumed her search for Oscar along the streets of Brooklyn. Chasing Oscar and heroin had become her daily and nightly routine. The sun would fall and rise again before she laid her head down to rest.

About The Author:

Missy B. Salick is a new author who has written her first novel, Claiming Jeremiah. Her fictional memoir on foster adoption is drawing a hefty buzz, and the online release date isn’t until April 7, 2013 (May 4 in paperback). The novel is small in size, but contains a powerful message. “Children in foster care need a place to call home.”  Salick, a foster care advocate, wrote this book based on her personal journey of foster adopting her four-year-old son.
Before self-publishing, Claiming Jeremiah, Salick spent several years as a freelance business writer for Fortune 500 companies such as: Shearman & Sterling, KPMG, Deloitte and many more. She also had a stint with song ghost writing.  Salick’s experience in the entertainment industry stems from working with entertainment companies and media including Violator, MBK, Village Voice and more. As the founder of J.J. Autumn Publishing, her publishing company is geared towards highlighting urban fiction dedicated to special causes and community awareness projects.

Get to know Missy:

What inspired you to write Claiming Jeremiah?

A: I was inspired to write Claiming Jeremiah after I experienced the foster adoption process with my son. My son was a family member who entered foster care and I wanted to prevent that from happening as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, due to legal and state laws it was harder than I thought. I did research, reading several books and articles on what I could do to stay positive and to learn more about the process. While I found several books about the technical information I needed, I couldn’t find any that illustrated a positive story and outcome.
I wanted more than just information. I wanted to experience the roller coaster ride of someone else’s journey to give me hope. And the stories that were hopeful seemed too good to be true. I wanted the bad along with the good. I wanted the truth. While foster care isn’t always a beautiful and positive subject to speak about, I believe it is a subject that needs more public attention drawn to it in the media and from those who have experienced it from both sides, both the children and the parents. I kept a journal of my own personal trials and tribulations and that lead to the birth of Claiming Jeremiah.

How long did it take to complete from start to finish?

A: I started the novel a year after my son arrived. Once I started writing I couldn’t stop. I would say it took me a couple of months. However, once I finished and reread it, something was missing, it wasn’t complete. I put it down for a year and returned to it after that time, once I had had time to grow, not only in my writing but also as a human being. This story is so personal that I knew the timing and my mindset had to be perfect. After I picked up the pen for the second time it took me about three to four months to complete.

What was the toughest part about writing Claiming Jeremiah?

A: The toughest part about writing Claiming Jeremiah was the character development. It was very important to me to capture each character the right way. The reader needs to be able to experience not only what it is like being each character, but also to get the information they needed to foster a child in care. For instance, from the first chapter you easily understand Jordyn and what she is about. However, with Tori, she is a much more complex character. From the first pages, you see her confused, scattered, and being a heavy drug user who has left her two-hour-old newborn in a hospital stairwell. The normal reaction would be to dislike her character. Tori is misunderstood, however, and I wanted to reveal what it would be like to walk in Tori’s shoes. What causes her to do this to her body, to herself, and to her children? What’s the driving force behind her actions? These are all questions I wanted to explore and give some shape and impression of to my readers. More importantly, I wanted to show her other side and not make her out just to be the villain.

Do you intend to write a second book?  Is this the first in a sequel?

A: Yes, I definitely intend to write another book. Claiming Jeremiah tells the beginning stages of what it’s like to go through the process of fostering a child. The next book will give you more information on what happens when the child is in your home and the stages of adoption.

You are still very young—at what age did you begin this process, and what has it been like being a young foster (adoptive) mother?

A: I began this process when I was twenty-four years old. I must say it has been a rewarding experience. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be doing this, yet alone at this age. It’s funny, because when my husband and I go to trainings or into the agencies we are always the youngest ones there. We usually get bombarded with questions and then praised for our actions.

As a foster parent, since you have witnessed some of the challenges involved in all the red tape, what are some solutions that you can offer?

A: Each situation is different. You have to find what solutions work best for you. For me, I was dealing with two states and therefore had to deal with four different agencies: the ICPC of each state and each state’s local agency. It was a nightmare. My solution was to make sure nothing fell through the cracks. Each day I was constantly e-mailing or calling someone for a status update. My advice would be to find out what the hold up is or what you can do to make the process move faster and more smoothly. The caseworkers have so many cases and things going on, it’s easy for them to get sidetracked. I’ve learned they care as much as you care. If you show extra incentive, they will too.

Why did you start writing?

A: Writing has always and will always be a part of my life. Writing is my comfort zone. Nothing brings me more peace and assurance in my life than writing. There is no judgment when my pen hits the paper. To me it’s my time to be free. I can say what I want, wear what I want, be whom I want. Writing keeps me sane. When I write I have the opportunity to let go and express myself.

What’s your next project?

A: My next project is the sequel to Claiming Jeremiah, but I am also working on a short novella that is currently Untitled at the moment. My readers will get to see a different side of me after reading Claiming Jeremiah. This novella is going to be a romantic comedy.

You are new to the writing industry; what can your readers expect to see from you?

A: My readers can expect to never expect the same thing. I am a prolific writer and my mind tends to come up with stories in various genres. One day I can feel romantic, the next day like a thriller, then inspirational, and so forth. Every day and every story won’t be the same.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: The Corruption of Mila - J.F. Jenkins

Mila takes a hands off approach to dating. She's independent and picky and thinks she knows it all. When her best friend decides to set her up on a blind date with a guy who answers to the name of Jax, Mila decides to take a leap of faith. After all, with a name like Jax, how can he not be a dream boat?

Like most blind dates, however, Jax doesn't meet the expectations that Mila created in her imagination. With how badly she's struck out in her past relationships, is that really such a bad thing?

Print Length: 60 pages
Publisher: Astraea Press (December 31, 2012)


This book was just ok for me. It was very short and the story line really doesn't go anywhere. The book leaves you hanging. I couldn't get into the story, because there wasn't much going on.
2 Stars
Billie Jo

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review: The Investigation of Ariel Warning - Robert Kalich


The Investigation of Ariel Warning is the story of identical twin brothers David and Adam, struggling movie producers trying to get their company off the ground. Ariel Warning, a beautiful young woman, comes to work for the brother’s film company and begins a relationship with David while secretly pursuing Adam. Adam travels across the country to learn about her past and finds out things disturbing enough to make him fear for his brother’s safety.  Suddenly, the investigation becomes a race against the clock.

The Investigation of Ariel Warning is a unique mystery novel that gives the reader an inside look at the unique bond shared by identical twins.

Their relationship is an extremely strange one. Adam and David see each other every day, call one another when leaving their apartments and if they to go anywhere without the other. Both are writers and they share a film production company. They both know what the other is thinking, and they actually share each other’s pain.

This was a terrific book with lots of plot twists and it gives the reader a better understanding of how easily personal relationships can be destroyed in the blink of an eye.

The message I got from the book is no matter how strong the bond between two people is there is always that overwhelming fear that we can end up all alone in the world.

5 Stars

Billie Jo

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Virtual Book Blog Tour & Giveaway - A Social Affair - Pat Tucker & Earl Sewell

Online dating is quickly becoming the norm...

 In A social Affair (Atria Books/Strebor Books; Feb. 2013) readers get a glimpse into the ugly side of online dating, when two people meet on Facebook and create false personas. Their charade turns into a torrid love affair, but they neglect to tell each other they’re married in real life. Online dating statistics indicate more than 40 million people date online, despite the possible pitfalls involved, online dating continues to grow in popularity. Social Media sites like Facebook, and online dating sites such as,, and others, have become the new singles bars.


The Internet has given me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people, but as we know with every good thing in life there’s a flip side to it. One of the reasons I love reading books by Pat Tucker & Earl Sewell is the ability to relate to what they are writing. A Social Affair is no different – what can start off as something innocent can lead to places/things you never dreamed of.  In the cyberspace, people have the ability to become who they want with a click of the keyboard. 

Remember things aren’t always what they appear to be.

Trust me after reading this book, you will definitely think twice about how you conduct yourself on the Internet.

4 Stars


Conversations With Book Referees

Orsayor: How was it collaborating with Earl Sewell? 

Pat: The collaboration with Earl Sewell was lots of fun. It was great to write with a partner who had no idea what to expect. Working together pushed us both as authors and allowed us to encourage on another to do a great job.

Orsayor: What do you enjoy most about being a writer?

Pat: There isn’t any one thing I enjoy most about being a writer. I think having a release for my creativity is a major plus. I enjoy creating stories that resonate with readers. As a writer I feel as if I owe the masses a great story that’s both entertaining and educational. I take that charge very seriously.

Orsayor: If you were single, would you go on a date with someone you meet on the Internet?

Pat: If I were single, I wouldn’t do online dating. I understand that it’s probably the wave of the future, but for me, face to face is always best.

Orsayor: Do you think the Internet is making people more impatient and that we are becoming a society where we all want instant satisfaction

Pat: I think technology is both a benefit and harm to society. I think we become less sociable, and lose a sense of ourselves as we come to rely more on technology.

Orsayor: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Pat: I hope readers walk away from this story with the idea that regardless of how common online dating becomes, we still need to exercise caution and use common sense.

Orsayor: How can readers contact you and where can your book be purchased?

Pat: A Social Affair is available everywhere books are sold, including your online retailers such as, Barnes &, and Wal-Mart and In addition, the title is also available as an ebook.

 Author Pat Tucker
Many of Pat’s stories are ripped from the headlines. Her work has been featured on The Nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show,, Ebony magazine, Yahoo Shine, and a slew of radio and TV stations. By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a radio news director in Houston, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling page-turning stories. A former television news reporter, she draws on her background to craft stories readers will love. With more than fifteen years of media experience, the award-winning broadcast journalist has worked as a reporter for ABC, NBC and Fox affiliate TV stations and radio stations in California and Texas.   Visit

Twitter  @authorpattucker

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Review: Dream Girl Awakened - Stacy Campbell

On the outside, Aruba Dixon has a life other women envy: a beautiful home, her handsome husband, James, and a gorgeous son. Inside, Aruba knows the truth. When her husband quits his fifth job in seven months, she’s done. Aruba wants a better husband, and she has the perfect man in mind—her friend Victoria’s husband.

Victoria Faulk is a head-turning stunner—and she tells herself so every day. Between shopping, assigning tasks to her nanny, and making sure her daughter doesn’t smudge the walls of her million-dollar home, Victoria can’t fathom having sex with her husband. But when he grows distant, Victoria backpedals to the good old days to regain his affection. Will it be too late?

Tawatha Gipson feels it’s high time she found a husband. So do her four children by four different men. Each time Tawatha thought she’d snagged a ring and a man, something goes wrong. When she spots James Dixon at the jobsite, she’s determined to have him by any means necessary.

As these women’s lives intersect and collide, they learn the grass is greener on the other side…but it isn’t always easy to hop the fence. (Amazon)


Dream Girl Awakened…. Let me pause for a second….

Ok!! Are you still with me? Good!!

Dream Girl Awakened has to be one of my best reads of 2013 – Hands Down... Yes... I said it!! I know it’s still early in the year, but I stand by that statement.

Stacy Campbell does an exceptional job of creating unforgettable characters & a relatable storyline. How many of us have confided in their girlfriends concerning relationship issues? After reading this book you will think twice about who you confide in. How many of us had to learn the hard way about taking someone for granted? How many of us know firsthand about the grass not being greener on the other side? These are some of the dilemmas these characters face in Dream Girl Awakened.

I loved that the Author gave the characters a voice to be able to convey their version of the truth to the reader. I read this book eager to get at the end, but not as eager for it to end. Does that make sense? It does to me!!

I was given the Digital ARC copy of this book, but I ended up buying the Kindle version, so I would be able to keep up with the characters while I was at work. I plan on buying the paperback version for my "Shelf Candy." Yes! That’s how good this book is...

I highly recommend this book! Great debut from Author Stacy Campbell. She has definitely found her way on my List.

5 Stars



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