Friday, July 30, 2021

SOFT GOLD by Author Megan Slayer *BOOK BLAST* **GIVEAWAY**


Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Megan Slayer back to the blog with her erotic romance, Soft Gold, from Evernight Publishing. You can find all the stops on this tour at Goddess Fish Promotions. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.

GENRE: Contemporary LGBTQ Erotic Romance

 

About the Book

Three hearts can equal one great love...

Hera, the goddess of mothering and childbirth, wants more than to be Zeus’s throwaway partner. She wants a lover and a hot romance she can call her own, but she’s not sure she deserves to be happy. When she meets Crane in Vegas, all bets are off.

Crane Gray is a man of contradiction. On the stage, he’s a superstar, but at home, he’s alone. He wants love and Hera is the woman of his dreams. But Crane has unfinished business with John.

John has loved Crane for so long and only wants him to be happy. When he sees Crane with Hera, he knows what’s been missing between them and craves making Hera their third.

Can these three make a go of their relationship despite the glare of the spotlight or will a mistake from Hera’s past threaten their future?

Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), anal sex

 

Get Soft Gold at Your Favorite eBook Retailer or from Evernight Publishing

 

Enjoy an Excerpt

 

©2021 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

“Do you know who I am?” He narrowed his eyes. “Do you?”

“Not a clue. I thought you were a handsome man who happened to share my elevator car,” she said, trying to be nonchalant. Once he learned her true identity, he’d want something from her. “That’s it. Should I know you?”

“You don’t know?” he asked.

He must be the Crane Gray he’d bragged about. She rolled her eyes. “I’ve said it already. I don’t know you.” She wasn’t lying, even if she’d guessed his identity. “I thought we had a connection, but now I’m scared of you, so I’m leaving.” She turned on her heel and crossed the room.

“Wait.” He touched her arm. “You don’t know?”

“No.” She propped her hand on her hip. “I’d like to go now—if you don’t mind.” This must be part of what Leto meant by screwing with her happiness. Sometimes things with guys just didn’t work out.

“Please don’t.” He held his hand out to her. “I’m Crane Gray and it’s nice to meet you—someone who doesn’t know me. I’ve got a concert here at the hotel tonight. I should be prepping for it, but I just don’t care and I want out of my life for a while. You fascinate me and I’m enjoying myself here in the bar. I’d like you to stay. Please?”

She debated what to do. Stay with Crane, the celebrity, or find someone a little more boring.

“Will you at least tell me your name?” he asked. “Have a drink with me?”


Meet the Author

 

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the LRC for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.

Website ~ Blog ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

Amazon Author Page ~ BookBub ~ Goodreads ~ Newsletter

 

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Megan Slayer will be awarding a Prize Pack Featuring a Necklace made by the Author to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Nancy 


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

THE LADY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Author Alyson Chase *Blurb Blitz* *Giveaway*


Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Alyson Chase to talk about her new book, The Lady Who Knew Too Much. You can find all the stops on the tour at Goddess Fish Promotions. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter drawing for your chance to win. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.

GENRE:   Steamy Historical Romance


About the Book


He’s an ex-boxer. She sips tea at philosophical salons. And when these two opposites meet, their lives will never be the same.

Lady Juliana knows someone is trying to kill her father. The problem is getting anyone to believe her. Her father thinks she’s imagining things. Her brother that she’s seeking attention. And the man her brother hired to bring her back home…well, he thinks nothing much of her at all.

Brogan Duffy has clawed his way up from the streets to become the lead investigator on his very first inquiry case. The fact that it is to retrieve a spoiled aristocrat playing at intrigue is of no consequence. Nor is the fact that she beguiles him like no other woman. He has a job to do, and he won’t let anything stand in his way, not even this illogical attraction.

But Juliana might not be imagining the threat. And when it’s her life that’s on the line, Brogan has to decide to what lengths he’ll go to keep her safe. Because in order to resolve this make-or-break case in his career, Brogan might have to hazard more than his heart. And with some gambles, there’s no going back…

 Get your copy of The Lady Who Knew Too Much on Amazon

 

Enjoy an Excerpt


The door sprung open just as the cab started to move. Mr. Duffy clambered inside, his face an emotionless mask, and slammed the door behind him.

He settled next to her, facing forward, saying nothing.

Juliana twisted her fingers around her pocket-book. Her skin went clammy, then hot.

“Where to?” the driver called down to them.

She bit her lip, sliding Mr. Duffy a sideways glance. Even if he wasn’t here, she’d be hard-pressed to answer that question. But his answer would be worse than anything she could come up with.

She opened her mouth, but Mr. Duffy cut her off. “Vincent Street. A block north of St. Mary’s.”

The address wasn’t familiar. It definitely wasn’t her family’s usual London lodgings. “Where are we going?”

He grunted.

“How did you find me?”

“I followed you from Mr. Huddleson’s home.” He glanced at her from the corner of his eye. “You don’t have that many friends.”

“I have plenty of friends!” Her face flushed. But most of them were also Snow’s friends.

She glanced at the door opposite.

Mr. Duffy gripped her elbow. “Don’t even think of it.”

“Jump from a moving cab?” She sniffed. “I wouldn’t dream of it.”

He arched an eyebrow.

She grumbled. Well, she wouldn’t think of it, not when he held her arm so tightly. “I could always scream,” she said.

“You could,” he agreed. “Why haven’t you?”

She chewed on her lower lip. She didn’t think she’d ever screamed in her life, not a full-throated help-I’m-being-murdered kind of scream. She didn’t know if she could force the sound from her throat, not without feeling foolish. “Would it be effective?”

He snorted. “Definitely not.”


Meet the Author


Alyson Chase lives in Colorado. A former attorney, she happily ditched those suits and now works in her pajamas writing about men’s briefs instead of legal briefs. When she’s not writing, she’s probably engaged in one of her favorite hobbies: napping, eating, or martial arts. (That last one almost makes up for the first two, right?)  She also writes humorous, small-town, contemporary romance novels under the name Allyson Charles, and paranormal romances as A. Caprice

Alyson's Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Pinterest ~ BookBub

 

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Alyson Chase will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Nancy

Monday, July 26, 2021

COMING SOON: GHOSTS OF NEW ENGLAND: SKULLERY BAY by Authors Lisa A. Olech, Kathryn Hills & Nancy Fraser

 

The Wait Will be Over ... August 16th!

An anthology unlike any other...

4 Different Centuries

4 To-Die-For Romances

The Same 2 Ghosts!



Widow's Walk ~ by Lisa A. Olech



He's the infamous pirate, John Jacob Wilder.

She's the daughter of his fiercest enemy.

Their love is the beginning of the legend.


Cast to the Wind and Waves ~ by Kathryn Hills


She's the heiress determined to restore Fairwinds to its former glory.

He's the solicitor working as a caretaker because of the deadly curse.

Their love will rebuild the legend.


The Bootlegger's Daughter ~ by Nancy Fraser



She's the daughter of one of the FBI's most wanted criminals.

He's her bodyguard, and not at all what he seems.

Their love will restore dignity to the legend.


Jilly's Dilemma ~ by Nancy Fraser



She's the new owner of Fairwinds, a flaky artist who talks to ghosts. Repeatedly.

He's the staid, young professor there to document Fairwinds' history.

Their love will make you believe in the legend.


Preorder at Your Favorite eBook Retailer for delivery on August 16th!

Friday, July 23, 2021

SUN, SEA AND SUMMER SONGS by Author Megan Slayer **Book Blast**


Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Megan Slayer back to the blog. Today she’s here to share her erotic romance, Sun, Sea and Summer Songs. You can find all the stops on this tour at Goddess Fish Promotions. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.

GENRE: Contemporary LGBTQ Erotic Romance

 

About the Book

 


Two men, one song and a summer to reconnect.

Jude Sanders walked away from Blake Payton three years ago and vowed not to look back…but the song he wrote and recorded with Blake has become a hit and he’s forced to perform the song with Blake all summer. He’s got to make a decision—face the mistakes in his past and give Blake another try or turn his back on their love forever.

Blake Payton knew the moment he and Jude recorded Summer Song that they’d created a hit. Summer hasn’t been the same without Jude in his life and he sees the tour as the ultimate chance to prove they belong together.

Will the tour, their lost love and the song of the summer be enough to put the pieces back together for good?

Reader advisory: This book contains references to excess drinking and cocaine addiction, references to abusive alcoholic father and childhood poverty. There is a scene involving sexual assault.

 

You can find Sun, Sea and Summer Songs on your Favorite Platforms

 

Enjoy an Excerpt

 

©Megan Slayer, 2021, All Rights Reserved

“Remember the song I did with Jude Sanders? Three years down the road, it’s a hit. Summer Song is the defining song of this season—according to the charts. What do you think about that?” He’d known the song was a hit when they’d recorded it, but Kel and others had seen it as a liability.

“Gag. You know why that is?” Kel asked. “Because a few disc jockeys and their veejay friends worked with influencers and kids on the internet to promote it. They made it happen. Big deal.”

“If the numbers are right, then it is a big deal and will be a good payday.” He switched off the monitor. “I could use the money and chance to get back to playing music instead of doing these lousy movies.”

“You’re doing the movie. Period. You don’t need to record music any longer. You can do this and get more attention. Remember how you wanted to do that bio pic? The Rat Ragland film? If you keep doing these and show your range, you’ll get that film.” Kel folded his arms. “You do realize you get more eyeballs this way.”

“Eyeballs don’t help when I’m not getting paid for the work.” He fiddled with the mirror again. The memory of his reflection came to mind. He’d been made up to look old, and the creases and dark circles did him no favors. He wanted to record again. He came alive in the studio and music flowed in his soul. Playing the movie star wasn’t his thing, no matter how much he wanted to do the punk rocker’s bio flick. He hated trying to remember his lines while being someone else. Being himself was hard enough. His fans expected Payday, the flamboyant pop star with no holds barred. They wanted spectacle and sass.

"You’re getting paid.” Kel swatted Blake’s arm. “Grow up and stop getting pissed. It’s crap.”

“Why?” He watched Kel flip through the book on the counter. Blake doubted Kel read much of anything, especially not Shakespeare. He wouldn’t know a rhyming couplet from expository writing. Kel tossed the book onto the couch and glared at Blake. His stare could bore holes through steel when he got angry. Kel liked to use his hands and his thundering voice to get his point across. Most of the time, the tactic worked and Blake benefitted, but sometimes Kel could be abrasive and cruel.

“You have the whole summer ahead of you, so stop thinking about the past and enjoy the sun. You’re in California. There’s sun, fun and chicks. Get laid and shut up.” Kel shook his head. “Ever since Jude got into your brain and messed with you, you’ve been off your game.”

No kidding. Jude had churned up the feelings Blake thought he’d buried. Then again, Blake hadn’t come out to Kel, and Kel had no idea Blake wasn’t attracted to women. Christ. His behavior and appearance, wearing makeup and the rainbow colors, should’ve clued Kel in by now. Every time he did a collaboration, he did it with camp and style. He preferred to sing with other men and be flamboyant.

“Let me find you a chick. We’ll get you sexed up and you’ll chill out.” Kel nodded. “I’ll be back.”

Blake sighed as his promoter left. He didn’t want to be with a woman, random or otherwise. Truth be told, he wanted to be with Jude. That wasn’t going to happen now, and he’d have to listen to their song all summer as a reminder of what he’d given up.

 

Meet the Author

 


Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the LRC for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.

Website ~ Blog ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

Amazon Author Page ~ BookBub ~ Goodreads ~ Newsletter

 

Enter the Giveaway

 

Megan Slayer will be awarding a Prize Pack featuring a necklace made by the author to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Nancy

Thursday, July 22, 2021

GRACIE AND ZEUS LIVE THE DREAM by Author Elizabeth Roderick *BOOK BLAST* **GIVEAWAY**



Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Elizabeth Roderick to the blog today. She’s here to talk about her new book, Gracie & Zeus Live the Dream. You can find all the stops for this tour at Goddess Fish Promotions. Don’t forget to enter the Rafllecopter drawing for a great prize. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

 

About the Book



Grace Morgan has been on the music scene long enough to know the life of sex, drugs & rock & roll is just a dream. But after a messy divorce, Grace wants to give her dream of being a music journalist one last shot.

She moves to LA with her 21-year-old foster son, Zeus. They live in a motel on cup noodles and hope, until Grace finally gets a break: a story about Inez Carter, hot-mess frontwoman of the popular band Karma Korn.

The story delivers more sex, drugs and rock & roll than Grace bargained for. Karma Korn’s drummer, Nelson, has Grace rethinking her post-divorce vow of celibacy. And after they’re invited to an elite Hollywood rave, where they mistakenly drink the electric Kool-Aid, Zeus is scouted to be the lead guitarist for another star band.

However, the story soon goes sideways, and things aren’t adding up. Someone is spreading rumors about Grace, trying to sabotage her career and reputation. Then someone tries to kill her. Grace is left frantically trying to connect the dots in the dwindling hope she’ll be able to salvage the story, her relationship with Nelson, and her life.

Get Gracie & Zeus Live the Dream on Amazon

 

Enjoy an Excerpt

 

A beefy guy in mirrored aviators stood sentry outside the door, three people lined up in front of him.

“I write for a very popular music blog, The Night of the Living Dude,” the one in front pleaded. “We get almost a thousand hits a day. It would be great publicity for the band.”

“That’s what Karma Korn needs, is more publicity,” the security guy drawled. He raised his chin slightly, and Grace could feel him watching her from behind his sunglasses. “And who are you?” he asked. “You write for Suzie’s Super Opinions on Music blog or something?”

The others turned to watch her suspiciously. Grace swallowed, giving the goon her best smile. “I’m Grace Morgan. Lawrence Shaupin from High Note sent me to do an article about Karma Korn’s new album.”

The goon’s eyebrows inched slightly higher as the three other hopefuls shuffled their feet. Flies buzzed around the sticky spot in Grace’s hair. “High Note,” the goon said. He gazed off toward the potted palms flanking the entry, clicking his tongue against the roof of his mouth. “There’s already a chick in there says she’s doing an article for High Note. Nice chick. Looks like that actress in all the action movies, except lankier, more freckles.”

Grace’s heart sank. Marla Pocchino. “I know her, she’s another freelancer.”

The security guy watched Grace with crossed arms. Sweat soaked into the cheap fabric of her pantsuit as she waved the flies from her hair. Finally, the guy nodded. “Go ahead.”


Meet the Author

 

Elizabeth Roderick is the author of Gracie & Zeus Live the Dream a romantic comedy meets cozy mystery released by Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC May 11, 2021 as well as many short stories in various anthologies.

She and her daughter help run a small, diversified farm in Eastern Washington. She is a musician and songwriter, and has played in many bands—mostly guitar, bass and keyboards.

Elizabeth’s stories are about love, death, gang warfare, and madness, with characters of the type that society generally shuns: addicts, convicts, and the neurodivergent. She is a neurodivergent person and a disability rights activist.

Elizabeth believes if people get to know those who live on the fringes of society, both in stories and in real life, they’ll find them more likeable than they originally thought.


Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

 

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The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Nancy

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

THE PILOT'S DAUGHTER by Author Audrey J. Cole **REVIEW & GIVEAWAY**



Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Audrey J. Cole to the blog today. She’s introducing us to her latest thriller, The Pilot’s Daughter. You can find all of her stops for this review tour at Goddess Fish Promotions.  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter draw for an Amazon Gift Card. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.

GENRE: Thriller


About the Book


Welcome aboard Pacific Air Flight 385, with nonstop service from Seattle to Honolulu.

Cora is scared to fly again after her husband died in a recent helicopter crash in Pago Pago.

A thousand times she has told herself to turn around, not get on the flight, go back to her young children.

But now, she’s seated in first class across the aisle from the girlfriend of a famous billionaire pharmaceutical entrepreneur.

Halfway across the Pacific, the flight is hijacked. Six people are dead—including the pilots.

Cora is a young widow, mother, and emergency room nurse...but as the world closes in around her, she’s also a pilot’s daughter.

Lost off radar in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, the motive behind the hijacking remains a mystery. Not knowing who to trust, Cora works with the man seated beside her, Seattle Homicide Detective Kyle Adams, to save herself along with the remaining one hundred and fifty-four souls on board.


 

Enjoy an Excerpt


Kyle heard a baby crying in the main cabin. Passengers were starting to flood first class. They were pushing each other to try and see what was happening. Several were yelling hysterically.

Kyle headed back toward his seat, where a couple passengers were helping the first-class flight attendant tape over the bullet holes. The piece of tape they stuck to the wall was quickly sucked out the hole. The loud hissing returned.

“My dad told me they used wet toilet paper in the Air Force to plug small holes in their planes.”

Kyle turned to see Cora beside him.

Mila raised her eyebrows. “Toilet paper?”

Cora nodded. “Yeah, they would get it wet and wad it up against the hole. Then the end would get sucked outside and freeze to seal the leaking air.”

A male passenger tossed the medical tape onto a seat. “It’s worth a try. I’ll go get some.”

Kyle and Cora stepped aside for him to move past them. Kyle stepped toward Mila and put his hand on her shoulder.

“You need to get on the Intercom and tell everyone to calm down. The hijackers are dead. We need them to stop panicking.”

She turned toward him. “Okay.”

“Is that the pilot?” one of the passengers from the back screamed, seeing the co-pilot’s body at the front of first class.

“Please!” Kyle put both hands in the air. “We need everyone to return to their seats.”

He turned toward Mila as she pulled the Intercom from the wall. “Try not to alarm everyone,” he said to her in a low voice. He took a step toward her over the dead hijacker. “But we need to know if there’s anyone on board who can fly a plane.”

 

My Review

4 Stars

 

The Pilot’s Daughter was a rollercoaster ride of excitement and face paced scenarios. My only qualm was the rushed relationship between Cora and Kyle. However, given the stress they were under, it’s somewhat understandable.

That said, the author did do a good job of setting the scene and making us feel as if we were there, on the plane, with all the other passengers. And, the climactic landing scenes were well written.

As I said, I wanted more from Kyle and Cora. The attraction felt rushed. However, with this huge cast of characters (some fleeting, some not), it was easy to see how the action was far more integral to the plot than the relationships.

If you’re a fan of thrillers, especially those that involve airplanes and hijackers, you will likely enjoy this book.

 

Meet the Author



Audrey J. Cole is a registered nurse and a USA TODAY bestselling thriller author. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children.

Connect with Audrey: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ BookBub

 

Enter the Giveaway


Audrey J. Cole will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Nancy

 


Friday, July 16, 2021

NAUGHTY & SWEET by Author Megan Slayer **BOOK BLAST** **GIVEAWAY**



Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Megan Slayer to the blog with her erotic romance, Naughty & Sweet. You can find all the stops on this tour at Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.

 

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance

 

About the Book

Will Kelly risk her heart for a chance at forever with a man 15 years her senior or walk away?

Kelly Fenn came to the Honey Dripper seeking what she thinks is an easy way to make cash to pay off a loan. Martin Malachi is the one man she never expected to find, let alone fall in love with.

Martin’s not looking for a girlfriend, but Kelly needs a job. When he suggests an offer Kelly can’t refuse, she’s got a choice to make. Will she risk her heart for a chance at forever with a man fifteen years her senior, or walk away?

Get the book at Amazon ~ Apple iBooks ~ B&N (Nook) ~ Kobo

 

Enjoy an Excerpt

 

Amanda grabbed Martin’s arm.

“Hang on,” Martin said. He directed Kelly to the conference room. “Wait here. I’ll be right back.” He left her alone and returned to the desk. “Yes?”

Amanda rested her hands on her hips. The dress clung to her curves and showed too much cleavage, but she did her job and brought in customers. “What’s the deal?” she asked.

“What do you mean?” He raked his fingers through his hair. “What’s your beef?”

“She’s young.”

“She is.” He knew and couldn’t do much about it, but most of the girls who danced at the club were under twenty-five.

“She’s not dancer material.”

“Nope.” He could’ve told her that when Kelly first walked into the building.

“Yet you’re wasting your time on her.” She crooked her eyebrow again. “What’s gotten into you?"

He offered a grin. “Wouldn’t you like to know?”

Copyright ©2021 Megan Slayer All rights reserved.

 

Meet the Author

 

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the LRC for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.

Website ~ Blog ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

Amazon Author Page ~ BookBub Profile ~ Goodreads ~ Newsletter SignUp

 

Enter the Giveaway

 

Megan Slayer will be awarding a Prize Pack featuring a necklace made by the author (US only) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Nancy


Thursday, July 15, 2021

BAKE BELIEVE by Author Cori Cooper *REVIEW* *GIVEAWAY*



Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome author Cori Cooper to the blog. Today, we’re featuring her new book, Bake Believe from Immortal Works Publishing. You can find all the stop for this Review Tour at Goddess Fish Promotions. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter drawing. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.

GENRE: Teen/YA

 

About the Book

 


Cat Anderson doesn't want much out of life. Give her a circle of friends to giggle with, a few boys to flirt with, a cute outfit, and she is good to go! She especially could care less about food.

But food, it turns out, is a very big deal.

In Cat's family there is a secret too fantastic to be real. Something happens when Cat bakes.

Something amazing.

Something impossible.

Can it be true? Or is it Bake Believe?

Get the book on Amazon and from Immortal Works

 

Enjoy an Excerpt

 

“Hey, Pen.” I step into the room and shut the door softly behind me.

“Hey.” She doesn’t turn away from the mirror. Her face is all scrunched up in concentration.

“You look good, you don’t even wobble when you hold that pose anymore.”

Penny grunts instead of responding with words. I know this is not the best time to bother her, but I also know she will feel much better if she eats one of these cookies.

“I made something for you.”

I hold up the plate of cookies with a huge grin, but she just sniffs. “Cookies? I can’t eat those before an audition. I will barf all over the floor.”

My smile drops. What will I do if she won’t try one? I chew my bottom lip, “Um, these are special cookies.” I wiggle the plate around while I use my best mystical, magical voice, like Robyn did.

Penny raises her eyebrows. “Do you think I’m four?”

I slump forward in defeat, “Come on Penny, just eat one. I’ll give you a dollar.”

“What?” She steps back, away from me, “You want to pay me? Why? What did you do to them?”

“Nothing,” I say, but the word comes out too stretched and kind of uncertain.

Penny crosses her arms and stares.

“Okay, fine, here’s the thing.” I jump off the bed, leaving the cookies behind, and proceed to tell Penny the entire story about our family legacy. She doesn’t say anything, just taps her toes like I am keeping her from her warmup.

Which, I am, actually.

“This isn’t a joke, Pen. It’s for reals.”

After a long pause Penny unfolds her arms to move them to her hips. “Really? That’s the truth? It sounds like make believe.”

“That’s what I thought too,” I place my hand flat on my heart, “But, it’s the total, honest truth.”

 

My Review

4 Delicious Stars


I thoroughly enjoyed this unusual take on a cute pre-teen/early teen story. Being a grandmother of three teenage girls, I can thoroughly relate to all of Cat’s challenges as a teen trying to find her place among her friends and the world in general. Add to that some mysterious “powers” and it’s no wonder it can become a bit of challenge from time-to-time.

The author has a wonderful age-appropriate voice for her characters. And, of course, a grandmother who bakes ALWAYS appreciates more recipes.

The book also received a resounding ‘that’s lit’ from my 14-year-old granddaughter, Anya, so that about says it all! I highly recommend this story to all those who enjoy a good YA book.

 

Meet the Author

 

Since I was six years old I wanted to be a published Author. I still have all my early manuscripts, but don't ask to see them - my spelling was atrocious!

I'm a mama of four witty, movie quoting, awesome sauce kids - three teens and one preteen. Yes, they end up in my novels! Don't worry, names are changed to protect the innocent and everything is always GREATLY exaggerated! That's my super power.

I'm also wife to the cutest guy in the whole world. It's true! I'm not bias at all, really. We met in Middle School and got married after he served a mission for our Church. It's been a wild ride, but I wouldn't miss it for a plate full of Cinnamon Rolls.

Or anything else, actually!

I hope you have as much fun reading my stuff as I have writing it. The creative process is so fantastic, I just love every part of it!

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Enter the Giveaway


Cori Cooper will be awarding a Bake Believe Apron (US Only) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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It’s been a pleasure hosting Cori and her new release, Bake Believe. Please come back again tomorrow for another author, book, and giveaway thanks to Goddess Fish.

Nancy