Monday, September 26, 2016

Preorder - A Convenient Marriage by Maggie Tideswell




The idea of two complete strangers getting hitched has always intrigued me, for one simple reason—why would they do such a thing? Could such a relationship succeed? By successful relationship, I understand not only the longevity of the marriage…but is it possible for the participants to actually fall in love with each other in such a strange arrangement? Love is found in the most unexpected places.


A Convenient Marriage grew over a number of years. The basic story was simple—a divorcee with two children, an ex-husband being difficult over visitation, as well as a fiancée unable to commit. Holly’s friends suggested that she needed a new husband, placing an advert in the paper for one behind her back. Joshua was struck by a simple plan when he saw the ad and responded to it.
Why would Holly marry a man she’d never met, and why would Joshua respond to an ad for a husband, then actually propose to a woman he had never clapped eyes on? So, in came the dawdling fiancée, Nicole. Both Holly and Joshua were justified in not planning the marriage to be a real one, because they each had an agenda of their own, but Nicole was the injured party. For their plan to succeed, they had to marry—the real kind, down to that all-important piece of paper married—and they had to seem to be totally in love with each other. That it is all a scam, only they would know.
And here comes the ‘but’. Holly and Joshua’s plans go awry from the moment they meet on the steps of the chapel where their fake marriage is to take place, when both recognize the immediate attraction. Back at Joshua’s wine estate—yes, he is a rich landowner where Holly expected him to be a pauper—Holly meets Joshua’s mother, his brother and sister-in-law, and Nicole, the fiancée, who found out about Joshua’s duplicity in a room full of people. No one can blame Nicole for being a tad upset. Or can they? To add to Holly’s woes, she seems to have acquired a ‘ghost’ demanding she tell a story.
Amidst Nicole’s shenanigans, Joshua’s mother’s disapproval, Holly’s ex’s aggression, and the ghost following Holly around, will these two accomplish what they set out to do? Or will life get in the way?
Joshua’s and Holly’s journey through the uncharted seas of a blind marriage, where no rules apply, is a stormy one. 





About the Author
Maggie Tideswell lives in Johannesburg—South Africa, with her husband, Gareth. She began writing when her kids were still very young, squeezing a few paragraphs at a time between the hectic schedule of raising three children, and working full time in the catering industry. She wrote many books before considering having them published. Now that the children have all made lives for themselves, there is more time for writing.

After much experimentation, Maggie writes passionate paranormal romance, of varying levels of heat. The paranormal, things that happen for which there are no logical explanations and ghosts are of particular interest to Maggie. What events in a person’s life would prevent that person from ‘resting’ after death? The ‘Old Religion’ is another special interest. And love, of course. Why do people fall in love? What keeps them together for a lifetime when so many relationships fail?
Maggie’s advice to aspirant novelists is two-fold. Never give up, and write every day. Writing is a craft that has to be honed with practice. And the only way to practice writing is by doing it. And a bonus, never stop reading your favorite genre. Reading it and writing it is the only training for a writer.



“Maggie Tideswell's latest novel, A Convenient Marriage, will have you turning pages as her characters cope with a marriage of convenience, well-meaning but nosy friends, a meddling ghost, jealous exes, and more. My advice: Make room on your Keepers shelf for this story!” (Loree Lough, best-selling author of 107 award-winning books, including Harlequin Heartwarming's "Those Marshall Boys" series.)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Review - 5 Stars - Scottish Werebear: Books 4-6 Author: Lorelei Moone @AuthorLMoone


Book: Scottish Werebear: Books 4-6
Author: Lorelei Moone
Publication Date: 9/15/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


REVIEW

I read each of these books separately and I am now adding the reviews to this box set.
Very enjoyable shifter series.

A New Beginning

I find I really enjoy these bear shifter books and this author always gives a well-written story.
This is book four in this series.

Matt was kidnapped when he was 7 years old and his brother Jamie has been looking for him for many years. Matt has no idea about things that would have started happening to him when he turned a certain age all he knows is he becomes a bear and he is not sure why.

The woman who kidnapped Matt has now passed away and left him the home he has grownup in. He tends to stay to himself but all that changes once a beautiful woman moves in next door to him. Her name is Leah and she is starting an online business but becomes obsessed with her sexy, gorgeous neighbor.

One night something happens at Leah's home and Matt who is a recluse must make a decision, which will change things between him and Leah.

This is a short and sexy read. I would recommend starting with book one in this series.


A Painful Dilemma

We met Henry in the previous book. He works for the Alliance, which is run by Adrian Blacke. Henry is having some issues however doing things that he has been handed. He does not want to bring Matt in just because he is in love with a human. What is so wrong with inter-species being mated?
After a talk with his mother, he changes the entire path he once set out for himself.

Maggie is his live in love and things although not perfect they have managed. But something just is not right. Maggie is not on his side in his mission to change things. Why?

Henry meets Gail and all things he thought were right no longer feel that way.
However, Henry is a loyal man so where does this new finding leave him?
What path will Henry choose?

Well grab your copy and get reading. I highly suggest you begin with the first book in this series.
There were some grammar issues in this book but none that took away from the story.

A Second Chance

This book picks up where we were left in book 5. The shifters have come out and they are battling now yet again against The Alliance who Blacke runs. And The New Alliance is fighting back. It's all hands on deck for this one.
James has a surprise encounter with someone from his past and he wants her more than ever. Will she have him? Can she be the help they all need? Charlie could never understand why James just up and moved one day after they had spent so much time together and were best friends.
Can she forgive him?

I enjoyed this one as I have the previous books in this series. I would suggest you start with book one.