April 27th – SWEET DEALS($0.99 Ebooks)


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**Note: These were all $0.99 at the time of posting, but always double check! Some of these might be around 100 pages(I try not to put those unless they look REALLY good), so check to see how many pages and if you are still interested. I try to include a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but I pretty much stick with romance of one genre or another, including erotica.** Continue reading

Thoughts of a Reviewer: Making Some Changes


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After careful consideration, I have decided to cut back on my cover reveal/promotional/tour posts and focus more on the reviews.

Reading and Reviewing is why I started Book Reads and Reviews to begin with, and although it has helped me meet and discover MANY new people/authors/books, it has also taken a huge chunk of my time.  I’ve fallen behind on reviews and have had to close Review Requests.

Although all the Tour Hosts I have worked with have been freaking AMAZING and most have provided HTML codes for posts, the sad fact of it is, I always spend about an hour at least, for each one, tweaking it so things aren’t smooshed together, font isn’t huge or itty bitty, etc.  I’m not sure what it is with this site(I use wordpress) but it does NOT like the standard HTML code that everyone provides. <div> is not my friend and I have honestly come to hate seeing it! &nbsp; is the only thing that will work for my site.

Many times I’ll think I have it and make the mistake of switching from visual to text or text to visual and it resets the spacing, so I start again. Tweak, preview, tweak, preview, etc. etc.  Yes, I could just simply copy/paste and let things fall as they will, but I owe it to my readers as well as the author and tour hosts, to make these posts look their best and represent the best I know how.

That being said, I absolutely plan on fulfilling my current sign ups throughout the month of May and the couple I’ve signed up for in June.  I also will always have my doors open to any of the authors I’ve worked with in the past, my favorite authors or if one of my regular Tour Hosts feels I might really be interested in a tour or is scrambling for last minute sign ups.  It never hurts to ask and I’m always glad to help when I can.  Plus it DOES help keep my site a little more active.  I don’t think I could ever go completely cold turkey. lol

I just really want to get back to doing what I truly love, which is reading and reviewing, because in the end, THAT is what the followers are following for.

Thank you for the opportunities and honor of working with you all.  I don’t regret it.  It’s also not anyone’s fault my site doesn’t like the standard HTML. lol

~Robin

PS If any authors or bloggers are looking for some great Tour Hosts to work with, One More Chapter, I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews and Island Lovelies Book Club are the 3 that have been the absolute BEST to work with. No disrespect meant to others I’ve worked with, but these lovely blogs/hosts have went above and beyond for me, not only as a fellow blogger but as a person on their tour.  I have witnessed their willingness to not only promote the author, but also the blogs as well.  I don’t just mean promoting the blog on the day they post, but promoting them on almost a daily basis throughout the entire tour! They’re understanding when something comes up and you’re not able to post, are helpful and just all around great people! Love them! *MWAH* ♥

“Forbidden Forever” by Christy Dilg


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Christy Dilg
Contemporary Romance
January 20, 2014
232

Laney Collins has been the wife to Michael for years and even when after his love turned into pure cruelty toward her weight gain she has remained his faithful loving wife. Her love for her daughter Callie and son Kaleb gives her faith that in the end it will all be worth it. 

After years of not working Laney gets hired on as the assistant for Dr. Chance Turner. The chemistry between them is electric but their marriages keep them apart until one painful evening Laney has had enough and all she can think of is Chance. 

A steamy affair hidden with lies and secrets turns into a love no longer forbidden. A love that loves her for everything she is and sees the beauty beyond the weight. A love that lasts forever.

 photo 18518411_zps86ca7bda.jpgLaney Collins has been the wife to Michael for years and even when after his love turned into pure cruelty toward her weight gain she has remained his faithful loving wife. Her love for her daughter Callie and son Kaleb gives her faith that in the end it will all be worth it. 

After years of not working Laney gets hired on as the assistant for Dr. Chance Turner. The chemistry between them is electric but their marriages keep them apart until one painful evening Laney has had enough and all she can think of is Chance. 

A steamy affair hidden with lies and secrets turns into a love no longer forbidden. A love that loves her for everything she is and sees the beauty beyond the weight. A love that lasts forever.

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“We’ll Always Have Paris” by Jennifer Coburn


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 photo home-paris_03_zps836b33ee.pngHow her daughter and her passport taught Jennifer to live like there’s no tomorrow

Jennifer Coburn has always been terrified of dying young. So she decides to save up and drop everything to travel with her daughter, Katie, on a whirlwind European adventure before it’s too late. Even though her husband can’t join them, even though she’s nervous about the journey, and even though she’s perfectly healthy, Jennifer is determined to jam her daughter’s mental photo album with memories—just in case.

From the cafés of Paris to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Jennifer and Katie take on Europe one city at a time, united by their desire to see the world and spend precious time together. In this heartwarming generational love story, Jennifer reveals how their adventures helped vanquish her fear of dying…for the sake of living. Continue reading

“Boots and Twisters” by Myla Jackson


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Ugly Stick Saloon, Book 7

Lucky Albright’s unlucky streak is so long and wide that she’s been run out of one town and it looks like it may happen again.

When she finds herself out of money and out of gas in Temptation, Texas, a part-time job from the kind owner of the Ugly Stick Saloon gives her a glimmer of hope that this time things will be different.

Trent Jameson and Isaac Moore have always believed you make your own luck, but a black cloud of disaster seems to hover over their new hand. Under a tumbling stack of hay, Isaac discovers what Lucky’s hiding beneath baggy clothes and a tough exterior. Enough sexy curves to satisfy both men’s appetites.

But it isn’t long before Lucky’s history starts wreaking havoc all over town. It’ll take a force of nature to help the ranchers convince the law, the Garden Club—even Lucky herself—that now is no time to hit the road. Continue reading