Showing posts with label romantic comedy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label romantic comedy. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

"The Bet Between Us" by Brandon Moore


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Bet Between Us
by Brandon Moore

The Bet Between Us by Brandon Moore

This book blitz and giveaway for The Bet Between Us by Brandon Moore is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.


Description
Donald Cerlino only cares about three things: money, getting girls, and gambling. His friends are so impressed with his abilities with women, they start calling him Don Juan. When senior year starts, he’s got a list of girls he wants to add to the growing number of notches on his headboard. So when his best friend, Thomas, bets Donald that his skills aren’t enough to nab the school valedictorian, Alaina Pizzo, Donald is up for the challenge. What Thomas doesn’t know is that Donald has had a crush on Alaina since kindergarten. Problem is, Alaina hates his guts.
When Donald’s feelings for Alaina start to show, Thomas begins to turn against him. Thomas wanted Donald to see the error of his ways when it comes to women, not abandon their friendship for yet another girl. The deeper Donald gets, the more he wants a future with Alaina, but that means revealing why he started talking to her in the first place. When Thomas starts threatening to tell Alaina the truth, Donald has to decide if he wants to lose the love of his life or his best friend.
Donald realizes he took a bet he can’t win. The great Don Juan may lose everything.


Excerpt
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About the Author
Brandon Moore
Brandon was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey, in 1991. He started writing in the first grade when his teacher gave him an assignment to write a story that had to do with Halloween. He chose to write a story about werewolves, and the rest is history. Since then, he's written poetry, lyrics to quite a few songs, and a ton of reviews on music, movies, video games, etc. He currently resides in Carney's Point, New Jersey, with his wife and cat.



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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Single and Looking: Daisy" by Belinda Austin

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Single and Looking: Daisy
(Secret Lives of Sisters Book 1)
by Belinda Austin

Single and Looking: Daisy (Secret Lives of Sisters Book 1) by Belinda Austin

Single and Looking: Daisy by Belinda Austin is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other participating blogs as well.


Description
A HEARTWARMING TALE OF A 39-YEAR-OLD SCREW-UP, HER SEARCH FOR LOVE & HER TALKING CAT.
Daisy is turning 40. To make the crises worse, her five sisters pray over her unmarried status, and then her cat begins speaking English with a British accent! Well, no wonder the cat quotes William Shakespeare sometimes! Daisy did name the cat Shakespeare after all.
The mess of Daisy's life is even kookier because the cat is cursing and smoking now like a Downton-Abbey criminal, and the cat is drinking more alcoholic beverages, even though booze makes his whiskers wrinkle. Mm, there must be a connection to all this flowing alcohol, which may explain the bubbly in Daisy's brain. Even her blind dates, men referred by her meddling sisters, are named after liquor.
Even with her cat's dating advice, Daisy has been looking for love in all the wrong places. Darn! When God texted Daisy, after she parked in a church handicapped spot, she forgot to text back, “Where is my soulmate on my phone's map app?”
A laugh-out-loud, feel-good book. ONE OF THE FUNNIEST BOOKS EVER! QUIRKY, WITTY and CLEVER.

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Excerpt
Her heart stopped at the sound of claws coming down the hallway.
What is that rolling sound?
There was the sound of heavy breathing at the door followed by, “I brought you a bottle of wine, dearie,” the cat said, cackling like an old witch.
She tiptoed over to the door. “I suppose you have a poisoned apple, too, in that filthy paw of yours.”
“I didn’t bring a wormy apple. Would you like a nice unopened bottle of Pinot Noir instead?”
Daisy twisted a fist in her yellow Adult Cinderella nightgown. Her big toe stuck out of her slippers. She did not drink this early in the day or was even up on a Saturday morning, but her sisters had banged on the bedroom window. Aunt Davina slammed a picture of Jesus against the window and screamed, “Pray to God, Daisy, that The Man watching football from the clouds will toss you a husband as good as my John! Maybe you will catch a Matthew or a Peter!”
“I dated a Peter once and he was really a dick,” Daisy yelled back.
Given the day she was having, a morning drink could hit the I-feel-good-about-myself spot right on.
Daisy should act strong and tell the cat to go catch a mouse.
On the other hand, a stiff drink would calm the lizards jogging around her brain. The mind racing was due to her new mad-as-a-hatter relationship with her cat.
“Uh, a glass of wine would be good,” she squeaked.
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Praise for the Book
“I needed this book right now in my life, it’s been a tough year full of illness and the loss of a beloved aunt, whom might I add was a cat lover. Books find us, I promise you that. I was a giggling nuisance in bed while reading Austin’s story. Sometimes we just need something fun and wacky to escape from the drudgery of life.” ~ Lolly
“This may be the funniest book that has ever been written - my book club has no idea what is about to come into their reading pile. PLEASE WRITE MORE.” ~ Janet Cousineau
“This is book is laugh out loud funny, and I couldn't stop reading it. […] This book is thoroughly enjoyable, with great characters and a refreshingly enjoyable story.” ~ RobynKFLNJ
“This book was hilarious from start to finish!! I was laughing, giggling, verbally agreeing and comparing my past relationship fails throughout this book. […] Read it for a good laugh and an enjoyable happily ever after.” ~ Tonia T. Amet
“I feel like this book is a hidden gem, thankfully I came across it. I love Shakespeare! He is so funny. I've never laughed so much throughout a book. Very amusing story. It seems like Daisy is always looking for love in all the wrong places but she always has her talking cat Shakespeare to pick up the broken pieces. Great Book. First time reading a book by this Author.” ~ Carla

About the Author
Belinda Austin
Belinda Austin writes Women's Fiction, Romanic Comedy, Humor, Psychological Thrillers and Suspense. She has a degree in Applied Mathematics and once worked as a Software Engineer. She was born in the Los Angeles Area and is an award-winning author. She is a Zumbaholic.
Belinda, also, writes Science Fiction and Fantasy under the name of B. Austin. She writes Historical Fiction under the name of Belinda Vasquez Garcia, along with Middle Grade Fiction.
She has occasionally dreamt or her cat, Shakespeare, talking to her in English. She once had a cat named Whiskey who used to sit like a human in a chair for half an hour or more with an empty beer can on his head, which proves that life often emulates fiction.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

"Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over" by Shani Petroff


REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over
by Shani Petroff

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff is currently on tour with Xpresso Book Tours. The tour stops here today for my review, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


For more books by this author, please check out my blog post on Romeo and What's Her Name and my blog post on My New Crush Gave to Me.

Description
A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart … what could go wrong?
After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can’t get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights all over the country are getting canceled - including Sari’s. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev!
When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice - she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!

Excerpt
We laughed and told embarrassing stories the rest of the way to the terminal. Maybe things weren't so bad, after all.
Or maybe they were.
Right as we neared the end of the moving walkway, I saw a familiar figure looming by the first gate in the terminal.
Zev.
Not again. Why was he here? It was way too early. He wasn't supposed to be at the airport for hours.
He caught my eye, and everything that could go wrong did.
I was so focused on him, that I didn't realize I had made it to the end of the walkway. I lost my footing and lunged forward. I caught myself. Sort of. I didn't fall. But my smoothie did. Cold, bright-pink liquefied fruit was all over my feet, my sweats, and the floor.
Yep. That good airport karma I used to have?
It was long, long gone.
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Praise for the Book
“This love story is a well-written, breezy read with a happy conclusion and a diverse cast of characters.” ~ School Library Journal
“If you're in the mood for a light-hearted, travel, teen contemporary romance, get this book.” ~ Starlie Cruz
“This was a feels book, and emotions that I wasn't expecting just kept sneaking up on me. There were so many feel good talks in the book from people that really cared about Sari that I could not help but get sniffly about it. I got completely lost in the story, ended up staying up way too late so I could finish it and see what choices Sari made. It did not hurt that there was so much extra going on to keep me guessing what would happen next. With this read alone, Shani has now become one of my favorite YA contemporary authors. I can't wait to read more from her and I highly recommend this adventure of love!” ~ KRLGA
“I really enjoyed this and couldn't put it down! It was funny with a relatable plot. I couldn't believe how much I saw myself through her eyes.” ~ Susannie W.
“Funny and sweet and so relatable. haven't we all gotten in our own way sometimes? A fun and quick read. A great present for a teen!” ~ cecilia

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.


By Lynda Dickson
Sari catches her boyfriend Zev kissing his ex-girlfriend on the night before their planned spring break in Florida. She goes on her own and meets Fitz, a handsome college junior. Zev follows her there in an attempt to win her back, but she’s having none of it. When Sari heads home for her dream music gig, her flight gets canceled, and she’s stuck in the airport with Fitz and Zev. Things aren't looking too good for Sari. Will she forgive Zev or will she move on with Fitz?
The plot is a bit contrived, as Sari and Zev obviously have a great connection, and all Sari has to do is let Zev explain himself. Still, this is a cute story, and it’s interesting finding out how things work out for them. I was rooting for them to get back together. The story reminds me a bit of the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles, with bad weather, accommodation troubles, and unwanted company conspiring to prevent Sari from reaching her destination.
A light and funny read.

About the Author
Shani Petroff
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She's the author of the Bedeviled series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the Destined series, which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a print copy of Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff (US/Canada only).

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Better With You" by Rachel John


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Better With You
(A Change in Plans Book 2)
by Rachel John

Better With You (A Change in Plans Book 2) by Rachel John

Better With You is the second book in the A Change in Plans series by Rachel John. Also available: The Start of Us.

The Start of Us by Rachel John

Better With You is currently on tour with I Am A Reader. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Paige Parker has no time for romance. She’s too busy building up her house-flipping business. But when a charming guy comes between her and the house she wants, Paige is a little more torn than she expected. For a girl who’s always gone with her firm business sense, she’s not sure how to trust her heart.
When it comes to dating, Shaun Randall is not about to get serious with anyone. He has his mother to take care of and enough family secrets to keep him running from any girl who gets too close. Spending time with Paige starts out as a means to get the house he wants, but every time he thinks it’s time to bail, he finds himself drawn in a little more.
When is it worth taking a chance on love?

Excerpt
A shuffling noise signaled his entrance, and he came up behind her, his breath tickling the back of her neck. She put a hand up to her ponytail and rubbed it against her neck, suddenly feeling nervous. “Quit reading my notes, Shane.”
“It’s Shaun.”
Crap. She turned around, hugging her notes to her chest. “Sorry.”
He shrugged. “Doesn’t bother me. I’m not the one kissing people and not remembering their name two days later.”
Her mouth dropped open and she quickly shut it, hating how well she’d fallen right into that. “I apologize for kissing you. I hope we can still be professional.”
He took a step toward her and she swallowed, willing her face to appear calm. His eyes were the most beautiful shade of blue.
“I thoroughly enjoyed your kisses. I just wish they were magical enough to make you less determined to buy this place. So, you’re a realtor? Are you here for a client?” He snuck a peek at her notebook, and she pulled it out of his reach.
“Yes, technically I’m a realtor. But mostly I’m a house flipper, and this place is a gold mine.” She ducked around him, sorry that she’d let him goad her into saying that. She was supposed to be talking him out of putting in a bid, not encouraging him. She jogged out the front door, eager to get away from him and put her bid in before the owner had time to consider a second one. With Mr. Charm breathing down her neck, quite literally, she’d have to go somewhere else to crunch the numbers.
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Praise for the Book
“I have to say this story was freaking awesome! I breezed through it in an afternoon.” ~ Evenstar
“I loved this sweet romance story. The characters were believable and there were some funny moments. I’ve also read (and loved) the first book in the series, but you could easily read this as a standalone.” ~ Jaz
“The book is funny and sweet, and I definitely found myself rooting for Shaun and Paige. Great weekend read.” ~ Kelly Garcia
“I really enjoyed the interactions between these two more than many other books I've read. I like humor and people.that feel real, and this story gives us both. Definitely recommend. Clean romance, worth reading.” ~ atvtnv-mom of many
“I really wish it was longer. Dysfunctional families, controlling men and making love work. Great story. You should read it. Clean.” ~ ErinElizabeth

About the Author
Rachel John
Rachel John is the author of books filled with awkward humor and sigh-inducing romance. When not burning dinner or chasing kids, Rachel can be found working on family history, writing, reading, or putting off writing by staring at Facebook. She lives in Arizona with her understanding husband, four crazy kids, and a desert tortoise.





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