Apr 222016
 

 Product Details:

Title: Love Under Construction {An Indulgence Row Novel-Book#2}

Author: Danyelle Ferguson

Published: 19th April 2016

Publisher: Wonderstruck Books

Pages: 260

Format: ebook

Genre: Romance

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Reviewed by : Sheila

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Charlee was angry . . .

What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office . . . and not fall in love with her former boss’s son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.

Peter was torn . . .

You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?

When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.

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My Review: 

There were so many reasons that I liked reading Love Under Construction. My first thought as I got into the story was how realistic the characters were. Both of the main characters, Charlee and Peter were portrayed  as real people, not so perfect, but very likable. They had been childhood friends and lately co-workers until Charlee leaves Peter’s family business and starts up her own construction company. Things aren’t wonderful with Charlee leaving and Peter’s father wanting to make Charlee’s life miserable for leaving. Peter on the other hand is in love with Charlee, but she doesn’t know. One thing I was really happy about, is that the author didn’t drag out this part of the story. About 1/3 of the way in, Peter tells Charlee about his feelings towards her. This doesn’t mean that things are all amazing from here out, there are still many challenges and stepping stones for them along the way. In fact Peter says something about how they will have to take relationship lessons called, ‘How to remodel a friendship into a romantic relationship.’ This would also describe much of what happens in the story too.

Another great reason to read this book is that even though it’s a romance it is full of humor. I was giggling through many of the funny things that happened and what was said. The dialogue is so much fun and written very well. In one scene Peter is comparing friendship to French fries and relationships to mashed potatoes. Charlee teases him saying she likes mashed potatoes and Peter hushes her telling her not to mock “The Relationship Master”. These ideas are actually explained in more detail and make a lot of sense, but Peter’s cute personality shines through in the process. Peter is a great lead man who is very appealing to me and I know he will do the same for other female readers. 

Though it seems like many things keep these two apart in the book, it is such a fun ride along the way. This book is also very appealing to those who love watching shows found on HTV where people’s homes are remodeled. I enjoyed seeing the changes and improvements that were made on businesses and homes that were described in such wonderful detail. It was also nice to see a confident, determined woman not let things get her down. 

This romance will be enjoyed by adult readers that want a little spice in a romance, but where things are still kept clean. With a great plot, fantastic characters and the right amount of humor and kissing, Love Under Construction is built for one terrific read.

MEET AUTHOR: Danyelle Ferguson

Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.

She grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains, then lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”

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Apr 142016
 

Product Details:
Title:First Light (Forever After Series Book 1) 
Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Published:February 25th 2016 by Mirror Press
Genre: YA Fantasy/Fairytale Romance
 Paperback: 494 pages
 ISBN-10: 1941145760
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Reviewed By: Sheila

 

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Seventeen-year-old Adrielle doesn’t believe in magic; she merely possesses it, though no one has ever mentioned that her unusual gifts—exceptional speed, a flair for fire, and an intimate knowledge of flora—aren’t things she was born
with. When Adrielle starts a fire that burns down the family home, she
must deal with both her grief and her siblings’ hurtful rejection.

While journeying to far away Tallinyne, in search of her older, estranged
sister—the only relative who might take her in—Adrielle is separated
from her escort when the carriage is beset by thieves. Alone, she is
thrust into a dangerous and unfamiliar world where she encounters
fairies and gypsies, a wild boar, a drunk cook, and an evil queen whose
curse is sweeping death across the land. Adrielle also finds love,
falling hard for a kind, funny, handsome—and completely unavailable
prince.

From the glowing pearls tucked beneath her mattress and
keeping her awake at night, to Queen Nadamaris’s curse that seems to
thwart Adrielle’s every effort, Adrielle struggles to navigate a world
of magic she never imagined, where people she knows and loves are not
always what they appear to be. With the glowing pearls—and her fondest
desire—within her grasp, she is forced to make a choice no girl should
ever have to—satisfying her own heart or saving the kingdom.

 

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My Review:
I love fairytales and a great romance.This new book by Author Michele Paige Holmes gives you both in her new novel, First Light: Book One in the Forever After Series. I loved reading this novel and trying to figure out which fairytales the author had mixed into her story. There was a great mix of the fairytales from Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty. It also has magical fairies, an evil queen and our heroine sleeping by the hearth in the cinders. I loved the handsome prince, Cristian and also some of the more shady characters too. This story truly belongs to main character Adrielle as she finds out who she truly is and the power and magic within herself to find happiness and save the kingdom. I loved the fact that she ended up being the true hero in the story.
The storyline and plot isn’t complicated, but flows easy enough for you to sit down and have a quick, enjoyable read. If you love a fairytale where good triumphs over evil, and love conquers all, you will enjoy reading First Light.
Content: Clean romance with some kissing; mild violence, and no swearing.

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Meet Author: Michele Paige Holmes:
Michele Paige HolmesMichele Paige Holmes spent her childhood and youth in Arizona and
northern California, often curled up with a good book instead of out
enjoying the sunshine. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a
degree in Elementary Education and found it an excellent major in which
to indulge her love of children’s literature.
Her first novel, COUNTING STARS (Covenant Communications 2007), won the 2007 Whitney Award for best romance. The sequel, a romantic suspense titled, ALL THE STARS IN HEAVEN (Covenant 2009), was a Whitney finalist, as was her
first historical romance, CAPTIVE HEART (Covenant 2011). MY LUCKY STARS
(Covenant 2012) completed the Stars series.

In October 2014 Michele launched the Hearthfire historical romance line with the
publication of SAVING GRACE (Mirror Press 2014). The companion novel,
LOVING HELEN (Mirror Press 2015) was released in February 2015. A third
book about this same family, MARRYING CHRISTOPHER, (Mirror Press 2015)
was published in August 2015, with a Christmas novella, TWELVE DAYS IN
DECEMBER (Mirror Press 2015) released in December.

The next Hearthfire historical romance will be published in early summer of 2016.

In February 2016, Michele is launching the first book in the FOREVER AFTER
young adult fairy tale series. FIRST LIGHT (Mirror Press February 2016)
will be followed by a sequel LAST DAY in fall 2016. A third fairy tale,
PARADISE, will be published in 2017.

Michele attributes much of what she knows about good writing to time spent with her critique group
and feels that joining a critique group is the single best thing an
author can to do help improve his or her writing. She has been a member
of RWA and URWA, LDStorymakers, and The League of Utah Writers. Michele
enjoys both attending and teaching at conferences.

When not reading or writing romance, Michele is busy with her full time job as a
wife and mother. She and her husband live in Utah with their five high
maintenance children and a Shitzu that resembles a teddy bear, in a
house with a wonderful view of the mountains. You can find Michele on
the web at michelepaigeholmes.com and on Facebook and twitter.

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Mar 252016
 

Product Details:

  • Title: Secrets of the King’s Daughter(A Book of Mormon Romance)
  • Author: Renae Weight Mackley
  • Genre: Historical Romance/Book of Mormon Time/Christian
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc (March 1, 2016)
  • FTC, FYI: I was given a review paperback copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Reviewed by Sheila

Book Description:
It was a relationship designed to unite not two young people in love, but two powerful kingdoms. And for Princess Karlinah, eldest daughter of King Lamoni, her marriage to the haughty heir to the throne of Jersusalem has led to a life of fear and abuse. There seems to be no escape—until her husband is murdered and Karlinah is unexpectedly free to return to her father’s kingdom. She can begin again—but no one can ever know of the part she played in the prince’s demise . . . Karlinah’s relief is short-lived, for upon her return to the land of Ishmael, she is once again swept into her father’s plans for a politically powerful marriage. Then the arrival of a young missionary in her father’s court changes everything: her family is converted to a new religion, and Karlinah is free to choose her path. Yet she is not so easily convinced by the words of Ammon—especially when repentance means confessing her crime. But as her faith grows and a young stone artisan captures her heart, Karlinah realizes that she must face the consequences of her past in order to move forward with her future.

My Review:
 I love to read books where stories from scriptures are brought to life. Secrets of a King’s Daughter does a marvelous job of bringing to life the stories of Lamanite King Lamoni, and Ammon, a Nephite, who is on a mission to convert these people to God.

The Princess Karlinah’s story is where the novel starts. Her new husband, a prince in a neighboring kingdom has been murdered in his sleep. All we know is that somehow Karlinah is involved, but her secret is not divulged for a very long time. Karlinah returns to her family where she soon finds herself betrothed again now to the wicked priest Japethihah. He’s so well written as a scummy and power hungry man that he made my skin crawl. Karlinah is not happy with her father’s choice, but she hopes that he will not be abusive as her first husband was to her.

I always find it amazing how a writer can weave a scriptural story in with made- up characters and make it so believable. Renae does this so well. I was immediately caught up in this story and the mystery and intrigue that was there. This book is a wonderful combination of action, suspense and romance. The conversion of King Lamoni and his wife was beautifully done as if I was reading the scriptures. Of course there was some liberty taken in dialogue and other happenings to enhance the overall story and plot. Those not familiar with The Book of Mormon will still be able to read this story and be pulled into the stories told from several different POV’s. I liked how each of the stories were seamlessly interwoven, so nothing seemed choppy, but knitted together to make the overall story flow. I’m so impressed that this is the author’s first published book. The writing is so well done and there is a very polished feel while reading this novel.

There are many messages that readers will take away from reading this book such as having hope, showing faith in unknown things,seeking forgiveness and accepting that one can repent and truly be forgiven. My teen daughter who usually shy’s away from anything not fantasy, declared she wanted to read this next.

I recommend this book to those who love historical fiction, romance, action and political intrigue. This book is also for those wanting a novel which brings stories from The Book of Mormon into a fictional setting and teaches about gospel principles in an interesting and non-preachy way. I can’t wait to read book two in this series.

****Warnings:This book has some violence with sword fighting, some mild gore and dead bodies in the aftermath of battle. There is no profanity or sex. ****

 Meet author Renae Weight Mackley:

Renae Weight Mackley has lived in California and Utah, raised six children, and is thrilled to be in the grandmother stage. She knows that living in the world only gets harder with time. Her writing–from non-fiction to romance–reflects ways to shine through the darkness.

A stay-at-home mom for many years, Mackley invaded her children’s lives at school by becoming a K-12 substitute teacher for thirteen years. She found further fulfillment through creating music, sewing, and good home cooking, until rekindling her love of creative writing. After tasting two first place wins for the first chapter of Secrets of the King’s Daughter, she hungered to keep writing. Sometimes it’s hard to stop for dinner or bike rides with hubby.

Mackley graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS degree in Clothing and Textiles. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Mar 182016
 
if we were a movie

Product Details

  • Title: If We Were a Movie (Power of the Matchmaker series #3)
  • Author: Kelly Oram
  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Genre: New Adult Romantic Comedy
  • Publisher: Bluefields (March 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996638857
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If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram (Power of the Matchmaker #3)
Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder and Ella. NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get. Enter his new roommate Jordan–a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.

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My Review:
 If We Were a Movie is the third installment in the Power of the Matchmaker Series. This is the series where Pearl, the Chinese Matchmaker we met in the novella I reviewed earlier this year, goes around the country bringing people together with her matchmaking magic.
This novel is different from the others I’ve read so far. Here we have two college students in New York City who are thrown together by strange circumstances. This novel is fun with clever dialogue. The first very surprising fact of this book is the story is told from the perspective of the main Male lead character, Nate. It took me just a bit to realize this, but it made this book very unique to hear this story told from a male. Nate is a very talented music major going to school on a full ride scholarship. He along with his other triplet brothers room together in a small dorm room, but his wild brothers are driving him crazy with their frat boy antics. We also meet Jordan, the person looking for a roommate and Pearl sends Nate to her to help him get away from his brothers and his controlling girlfriend.
Of course the fun starts when Jordan and Nate end up as roommates and become great friends right away. This does not go over well with Nate’s long time girlfriend, Sophie who doesn’t like the idea of Nate’s new female roommate. Nate and Sophie are going through a hard patch of disagreements about life and their future together.
I loved Jordan, a film major, who grew up in a wealthy family, but never felt much love from them. She is bright, positive and very funny. Both of their lives are changed from their friendship. This story is fun with all of the movie quotes that Jordan says and relates all of them to their lives. This was one of my favorite things in the novel. Soon Nate realizes that Jordan accepts him for who he is and supports him in his goals and dreams.
The supporting characters, Nate’s brothers, Jordan’s co-worker and Nate’s father were all wonderful and brought to life in such dynamic ways. They added so much to the story with their bold and colorful personalities and Nate’s father’s love and support for Nate and Jordan. Sophie was the villain in the story, set up to be disliked, and she did everything under the sun to be unlikable. I didn’t like how bossy and controlling she was towards Nate. She claimed to love him, but wanted to change everything about him. This is an enlightening concept for any young person to read about. Many things happen, but I will tell you there is a happy ending for readers.
I liked this book and think it was a great addition to the Power of the Matchmaker series. Older teens and adults will enjoy reading this New Adult novel.
***Warnings: Underage drinking and partying, mild cussing, implied unmarried sex with no details and kissing.***

What readers just like you are saying about If We Were a Movie:

“WOW! This book is great! The concept is so inventive, and the writing is brilliant.”

“I thought Cinder & Ella jerked with my emotions too much but this one might have it beat.”

“I finished reading If We Were a Movie yesterday. I loved it! I fell hard for Nate. Jordan was amazing! And Pearl’s timing was perfect! ”

“Amazing concept with movies as chapters, and fantastic storyline.” “I loved this story and was humming along to the songs from the book whilst reading. I can see this book becoming the movie it was written to be.” “If We Were a Movie made me want to binge watch movies, listen to old playlists and re-read it all at once.”

TEASER: 

“So this is what a Pearl-approved guy looks like.” She shook her head once and cracked a smile. “She’s got good taste, I’ll give her that. You’re an odd mix of sexy and adorable. Don’t see that often.”

I was a little taken aback by the compliment, if that’s even what it was. She may have just been stating what she considered to be fact. She laughed at my surprise and held out her hand to me. “Nice to meet you. I’m Jordan Kramer.”

I’d been afraid of that. “You’re a girl.”

Jordan laughed. “That’s what it says on my birth certificate, but I’m really glad you were able to figure it out without needing to read it.”

Nope. I definitely didn’t need that.

 TEASER:

I handed Jordan the electric guitar that I’ve had since I was twelve, and laughed when her eyes got really big. “You play the electric guitar, too?” “Music major,” I teased, picking up my keyboard. “I play this, too. A little. And the bass guitar.” “Awesome.” She examined the electric guitar with awe. “Why do you seem so surprised?” She looked at me as if the answer to that question should be obvious. “Hello. Have you met yourself? You with an acoustic guitar singing soft songs around a campfire or in a coffee house makes perfect sense. But I can’t picture you up on a stage, jamming on your electric guitar like a rock star.” She studied me a moment, then shook her head. “You’ll have to play for me, or I’m not going to believe it.”

 

Meet Author Kelly Oram:

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

 

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Mar 172016
 

Solstice20387343 Product Details

  • Title: Solstice
  • Author: Jane Redd
  • Series: Solstice
  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Mirror Press (March 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1941145698
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  • Reviewed: by Sheila

Book Details 
There are four ways to get Banished from the last surviving city on earth: 1. Cut out your emotion tracker, 2. Join a religious cult, 3. Create a rebellion against the Legislature, 4. Fall in love.

Jezebel James does all four.

Jez is on the fast-track to becoming a brilliant scientist, with one goal—save her city f

rom total extinction. But the more Jez learns about the price of a fresh beginning, the more she realizes that carrying out the plan will lead to few survivors, and among the dead will be those she cares about the most.

My Review
This Kindle Scout winner, is a YA Dystopian novel. The world seemed different from some of the other Dystopian worlds I’ve read about before which made it so compelling. It took several chapters in order to figure out what was happening in the story. More details about the world unfolded the longer you read. I kind of wished that things had happened a bit faster than they did. I was so impatient to find out why her roommate Chalice had been taken away by the government.

The main character Jezebel, Jez, was interesting and I liked her a lot. The other character I really liked was Rueben. There is somewhat of a love triangle in the book between Jez, Rueben and Sol. I liked Rueben from the first, but I can’t say the same thing about Sol. I think I felt like Jez couldn’t really trust Sol and it always made me nervous when Jez interacted with him. I felt nervous the whole book in fact because you never knew who to trust and who could possibly turn in people to the governing legislature. There were so many times I thought for sure Jez was a goner. The angst kept the plot moving along as you could feel the tension rise in Jez and her friends as they made choices that could seriously affect their lives and freedom.

This novel has many thought-provoking ideas about religion, falling in love and showing feelings which are all illegal in this world. It was refreshing to read a novel that had action, without a lot of violence that is so prevalent in so many novels. The ending has somewhat of a cliffhanger with a nice surprise at the end. This book is perfect for lovers of YA Dystopian stories and those wanting to discover a new world to get excited about.
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Feb 192016
 
Pimpernel  

Product Details

  • Title: Pimpernel
  • Author: Sheralyn Pratt
  • File Size: 3191 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wicked Sassy (January 18, 2016)
  • Publication Date: January 18, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019DPEL0W
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  • Reviewed by : Sheila
Book Description:
Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt They seek him here; they seek him there. For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title. At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but “trying” is the operative word. It’s been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV. If ever there as an unlikely head of a investment scheme, Claire’s it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop. So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away?

My Review: 
This book was not was I was expecting. It is not a story to read when you are tired, you need to be awake and alert or you will be lost. There is a lot to take in during the first half of the book. The set-up of characters and what is going on can be confusing at first, but soon you are piecing things together. At the middle point of the book is where the surprises start popping up and then you can’t read fast enough.

You have PhD student Claire who is a genius and also happens to have OCD. Right from the first, you know that she is involved in something where she is in over her head. Claire is a character where you really feel for her because of her strange family and her infatuation with her professor who is in jail. You never know what is going to throw Claire into a tail spin and a mental breakdown. With wealthy parents that have always been so cold, and she’s never been kissed, you want something good to happen to Claire.

Jack is the Pimpernel. He is a mystery and Claire isn’t sure if she can trust him. I wasn’t sure about him either as the story unfolded. It was hard to know who to trust at all. It’s crazy to read a book where you have no clue who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. I was stumped for quite awhile. Jack is in neck deep with the organization trying to get to the bottom of the scam that Claire is in the middle of.

It’s really hard to describe what happens in this story without giving too much away. Let’s just say it is intense, exciting and edgy. As the romance starts blooming, you can’t help but wonder if it is real, or part of the scheme. Now that we have been introduced to the characters, main and minor, I hope that the author writes more of this series. I think now that you know them and what they do, the story would move more smoothly along. I liked this book, but felt like I should have been taking notes to try and figure things out. Author Sheralyn Pratt is a great writer, so she is able to pull this off and make you hungry for more of Jack, Claire, Margot, Nate and Ren. If you like to be challenged as a reader in figuring out a mystery, you will love this book and be happy that you read it.

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The high-pitched scream from the other side of her apartment door shattered Claire’s thoughts. “Daniel?” That shriek had been way too high to come out of a man. “Help!” Daniel’s voice cried out from the other side of the door. Claire unlocked the door and pushed it open, finding Daniel cowering on the couch in sailor-themed boxer briefs. Classical music played from his bedroom, indicating Daniel had been sewing before he ended up on the couch. On the ground between them lay the lounge robe Daniel had made in his fashion design class along with his house slippers. They looked like they’d been flung at random. “Move!” he shrieked at her, stabbing his finger at the ground like a mad man. “Take the high ground and leave the door open. Maybe it will go back to the gates of hell, where it belongs!” Claire followed the direction of his manic gesturing, freezing when her eyes locked on something the size of her fist with eight hairy legs. “Daniel? Please tell me that is a toy.” “That. Is. NOT. A. Toy!” The spider chose that moment to make its move—which happened to be sprinting her way. Claire shrieked as Daniel motioned for her to join him on the couch. “High ground!” Was he insane? She would have to leap over the tarantula to get to him. Why in the world would she do that when she could just run away and go to a hotel for the night? “Voldemort?” a man’s voice said from behind her a split second before Claire backed into a male body blocking her retreat. Not only did Claire scream, but her body was suddenly possessed by an Olympic hurdler as she scampered across the living room and flung herself into Daniel’s arms on the couch. “You found her!” a flagpole of a man from the doorway said as Claire latched onto Daniel, hiding her face against his shoulder. If she didn’t see the spider, maybe it would cease to exist. “Found it?” Daniel scoffed. “That thing tried to duel me for my sandwich before I batted him off my kitchen table.” Claire shuttered, only vaguely realizing that the shoulder she was hiding her face in was bare. I’ve never hugged a guy who was only wearing underwear before, she thought a moment before Daniel pulled her keys out of her hand and flung them at the ground to join his slippers and robe. “Don’t chase it this way!” Daniel yelled at the other guy. “Come on, Voldemort,” the spider guy cooed. “Let’s get you back into your habitat—Don’t run!” Wait, it was running? Claire didn’t want to see that, yet something compelled her to turn and look anyway. People always said that horrible things seemed to happen in slow motion, but Claire could have sworn the giant arachnid was coming at her in fast-forward mode. In a heartbeat, she had climbed up to ride piggyback on Daniel while he responded by flapping his hands in panic as if he could fan the thing away with a light breeze. Not only did the spider keep running, it was sprinting like an arachnid with a plan—heading straight for the couch. When Daniel backed away, Claire felt her back thump into the wall. Before he could move again, she pushed off his back to stand on the back of the couch, dropping her purse when it threatened her balance. On the way down, it ended up in Daniel’s hands and he wasted no time finding items inside and tossing them at the spider while its owner moved in to act like a human shield. “No!” the tall guy cried as he tried to corral the beast. “Don’t throw things at her. You might hurt her.” Just then, Claire’s favorite lip gloss bounced off the hairy spider, stunning it. That lip gloss was dead to her—not just the tube, the actual brand. She’d never be able to look at it the same again.

add to goodreads     Meet: Author Sheralyn Pratt

SheralynSome describe Sheralyn as a girl who’s been around the block and worked at every shop. This isn’t far from the truth. Writing is what she loves most, however. There’s a magical power in stepping into new perspectives time and again, and seeing the world through different eyes. Few things increase empathy more than walking in another’s shoes for 100,000 words or so. At least that seems to be the trend so far.
Some random things to know about Sheralyn: * She’s a wanderer (geographically) * She can write a novel, but doesn’t have the attention span for one page in a journal * She vehemently disagrees with Stephen King’s stance that authors should not watch TV * She is pretty much incapable of sleeping before midnight

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