Friends ForNever By Melissa Baldwin Book Blast

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This sounds like a really good read. Being stuck in the “friend” zone can really suck when you would love to have a romantic relationship with someone. Especially for younger folks. I’ve been there. What about you?

Friends ForNever by Melissa Baldwin

Erin Taylor is a hard-working journalist with a serious TV addiction and lack of a social life. She’s focused on her career and determined to leave her tiny cubicle behind for a fabulous corner office! But when a new co-worker, a friendship drama, and a hot workplace crush collide, Erin finds it harder and harder to focus. Especially when that crush on the oh-so-yummy Aiden Thomas starts to materialize into what feels like a magical relationship. Erin’s life seems to finally be heading in the right direction…until suddenly friends aren’t such great friends after all, her magical relationship hits a bumpy road, and her career could be derailed by it all. Erin learns a lesson the hard way: Sometimes people aren’t who they seem to be. With her happiness on the line, can Erin rise above her disappointments and create the life she’s always dreamed of or will she be stuck being Friends ForNever?

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Praise for the Book

Friends ForNever is a cleverly written book that will keep you wanting for more until the very end! I highly recommend this book!

Friends for Never is like listening to your best friend tell you about her day at work! And anyone who has worked in an office will totally relate to this book. I was absolutely sucked in. The love story was great!

It was well paced and funny!
The author is really good.

An intriguing look at the demands of family and friendship when personal goals are at risk.
A novel of back stabbing emotions.

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Melissa BAuthor Melissa Baldwin

Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published four more novels, Wedding Haters, See You Soon Broadway, Not Quite Sheer Happiness and Friends ForNever.

Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer.

When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.

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Coffee Tea Or Me By Rich Amooi Book Blast

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Coffee, Tea or Me by Rich Amooi

Susie opens a tea shop next to Jack’s coffee shop and the war begins.

Jack Robbins has a booming coffee business, an eighty-year old customer who can’t keep his clothes on, and a rescue Chihuahua named Chimichanga that likes to kiss on the mouth. Life is good until the new business next door takes a bite out of his sales.

Susie McKenna has the new tea shop everyone is talking about, an over-protective brother, and a stubborn, good-looking neighbor who is trying to steal her customers.

Things really start to percolate when Jack and Susie both volunteer to help plan the downtown festival. They have to work together and soon Jack won’t be able to get by without his daily fix of Susie. But can a coffee lover and a tea devotee put their competition aside to get their happily ever after?

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Praise for Coffee, Tea or Me

“Fun, fun, and more fun!”

“Sweet, heartwarming and good for the soul!”

“Always funny, always entertaining.”

“A sweet romantic comedy.”

 

richAuthor Rich Amooi

Rich Amooi is a former Silicon Valley radio personality and wedding DJ who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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Thirty Four Going On Bride Book Blast

 

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This sounds like a really good read. The kind of book you need to read when live is giving you fits, sounds like it would perk you up pretty good.
It is the third book in the series, so if you haven’t read any of them (I haven’t yet), you will probably want to get the other books too. I usually do.
Thirty-Four Going on Bride by Becky Monson

Julia Dorning is about to lose it. Between her over-the-top wedding that her sister, Anna, took upon herself to create, and the under-staffed popular bakery that she runs, she can barely find time to breathe.

All Julia ever wanted was a quaint wedding on the beach with family and friends. But now Julia has to contend with not only her sister’s plans, but those of her future mother-in-law, as well. Not wanting to step on anyone’s toes, especially her mother-in-law’s, Julia just goes along with it.

She can only take so much, though, and when her newest employee, Kate, makes things harder at the bakery, Julia has to find a way to simplify her life.

Can she do it or will she end up a basket case? Find out how she does it in this hilarious conclusion to the Spinster series!

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Becky MonsonAuthor Becky Monson
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.


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“My favorite of the series!” – Author Jennifer Peel
“Becky Monson did it again!” – Amazon Reviewer
“It’s rare that I want to give a book six stars, but this is certainly one of them.” -Blogger Connie Fischer, Bookworm2bookworm
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“Pick it up, Julia! You can do this!”
I’m in the seventh circle of hell.
“Come on! Let’s move faster!” My sister Anna yells over the construction that we’re currently passing. As expected, we get a few whoops and whistles tossed at us from the workers. Pity flattery, I’m sure. Well, maybe not for Anna, but certainly for me. There’s absolutely nothing attractive about me right now.
To start, I don’t know if I’ve ever sweated this hard in my life. I look like I’ve taken a shower fully clothed. I’m sticky and perspiring, and it’s not even that hot outside. It’s a typical day near the end of May in Denver, Colorado. How did I let Anna convince me to do this? Oh that’s right, there was no convincing. She forced me. “It’ll be good for you,” she had said, lying through her devil teeth.
At this point I don’t know if my lungs will ever be the same. They actually ache with pain. And then there’s the ache in my calves, and really every other part of my body. Whoever thought of running as an extracurricular activity should be shot. A form of torture, yes. Exercise? I’d rather get a tooth pulled without Novocain.

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Thirty-Three Going On Girlfriend? Book Blast

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***The highly anticipated sequel to Becky Monson’s bestseller – Thirty-Two Going on Spinster!***

Julia Dorning thought she would die a lonely spinster. That was until nine months ago, when her world was turned upside down. Now she’s got a dream career as a bakery owner, and a relationship with handsome Jared Moody—a life she never thought possible.

Just as she’s starting to feel comfortable in her new life, Julia is invited to battle it out on national television making cupcakes. An amazing opportunity, if she can muster up the confidence to do it, that is. Then, out of the blue, Jared goes and throws a rather large wrench in their relationship causing Julia to have to make some big decisions. With her two trusted confidants off in wedding la la land, Julia is on her own to figure everything out.

Left to her own devices, will Julia be able to work things out for herself? Or will she make a disaster of it all? Find out in Becky Monson’s sequel to Thirty-Two Going on Spinster!

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“After reading the first book, I have been waiting impatiently for this one. I was not disappointed. I laughed so hard, it was a fun read that left me with a good feeling.” -Amazon Reader
“Get ready for another crazy ride with Julia Dorning. This sequel not only lives up to expectations of the first, but surpasses it!” – Author Kathryn Biel
“After what seemed like an age of (impatient) waiting, I finally got my hands on the next instalment of Julia Dorning’s life. And it was worth every single finger drumming minute.” -BestChickLit.com

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I can’t believe I am here.

I can’t believe I’m standing here, gazing lovingly at Jared, surrounded by our friends and family, on this amazing beach with this marvelous sunset, as we make these vows—these incredible, sure-to-make-you-cry vows—to each other.

The colors are all muted, antique tones of pink, yellow, gold. My bouquet is practically bursting with soft pink roses.

My makeup is not whorish, as my sister, Anna, would have preferred, and my hair is done in perfect, long curls, half pulled up with a small, antique jeweled clip. Simple. Understated. Exactly what I wanted.

And then there’s my dress. My dress is spectacular. It’s timeless, really, just slightly off-white, an off-the-shoulder bodice with details of stunning Chantilly lace and a sweeping train. I heart it. I heart it all. Especially Jared. In his classic suit—none of that penguin stuff for him—he looks like something out of a style magazine. His pants and jacket are perfectly tailored, and he wears the antique pink tie just because I want him to.

I glance over at my bridesmaids—my baby sister Anna and my dearest friend, Betsy Brown—gazing at us with bright smiles. Anna’s has an ever-so-slight look of jealousy, but I beam at them. This is the perfect day. My perfect day with Jared.

“Do you, Jared Nathan Moody, take Julia Warner Dorning to be your lawfully wedded wife? To have and to hold from this day forward, until death do you part?” the officiant, dressed in white, asks Jared.

“I do,” he says simply.

“And do you, Julia Warner Dorning, take Jared Nathan Moody to be your lawfully wedded husband? To have and to hold from this day forward, until death do you part?” the priest asks.

“I do,” I say as I stare into Jared’s eyes. His are filling up with tears, and I begin to well up too.

“Then by the power that is vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wi—”
“JULIA! What the hell? What are you doing in my dress?” Anna’s screeching pulls me out of my fantasy. “Geez, I leave you alone in here for ten minutes, and you think it’s okay to put my wedding dress on? Mom! Tell her to take my dress off!” Anna stomps her foot in a ridiculous, childlike manner.

My mom comes in the room just after Anna and puts her hand to her mouth. “Oh, Julia dear, what are you doing?”

“Nothing! Geez, I was just seeing how it felt, that’s all. Stop pouting like you’re ten,” I say to Anna, who is practically throwing an adult version of a temper tantrum.

 

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By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.

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Coffee Dates From Hell By Jim Tilberry

Coffee Dates From Hell by Jim Tilberry.Coffee Dates From Hell is another funny book from Jim Tilberry.  It is similar to his last book Revenge of the Vegetarian in that he manages to find something strange and hilarious in what many people consider a normal everyday happening.

In this book that strange and hilarious everyday happening is the Coffee Date.

I’ve only ever been on one coffee date in my life and it went better than any of the ones in this book but after reading this I’m thinking I was probably very lucky.

There are so many things that can go wrong on a coffee date. You can get spit on, spilt on, and spurned. And that is not even considering having to listen to someone talk for 20 minutes(or however long you can stand it) about something you have no interest in (if you even have a clue what they are talking about).

There are some really funny encounters in this book .

Albert Einstein meets Barbara in a doughnut shop just after she has had oral surgery and a hilarious conversation ensues(mainly because she can’t talk).

A modern woman meets King Henry VIII and the conversation about his married life tickled me.

This would be a great book to read after you have had a bad date….unless your date was REALLY bad the book will make you feel much better!

Of course it would be a good read any time but really good when you are needing something to perk you up.

I liked it.

 

I received a free copy of the book to review.

Girlfriends Forever By Reeda Joseph Review

Girlfriends Forever by Reeda Joseph cover.Girlfriends Forever by Reeda Joseph has some really great vintage pictures in it. Along with some good advice.

One of my favorites says “If you think I’m being difficult now…just wait!”

This is a great book to share with your friends. Preferably at a “girls night out” party. A lot of the pictures have to do with friendships or things that you would talk over with your girlfriends. Some of them really tickled me.

About the book (from the back cover):

Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things

Let’s face it, our gal pals are what get us through the day! Laughter and gossip over coffee (or a cocktail) with our besties is what makes our worries and stress melt away.

Sassy, smart and filled with witty advice, Girlfriends Forever celebrates the bonds of true friendship with love, laughter and a whole lotta fun. Husbands and boyfriends are nice accessories, but girlfriends are the essential must-haves of life. Girlfriends Forever is like candy—tart, satisfying and so much sweeter when shared.

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter.” —Marlene Dietrich

About the Author:

REEDA JOSEPH has been a collector of one-of-a-kind nostalgic items since childhood. From church basements to garage sales to the flea markets of Paris, Reeda is constantly searching for vintage images. She lives in San Francisco, where she is an image archivist for Wright Card and Gift.

Reeda has also published another book called Girlfriends Are Lifesavers.

Both are published by Viva Editions as are several other great books I have reviewed including The Frugal Foodie Cookbook, Use Your Words, The Gratitude Power Workbook, The Lazy Gourmet, and Lemons And Lavender.

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My mom saw one of these Cordless Screwdrivers at Lowes the other day ant thought they were really cute.

She wanted one but my dad was with her and made some remark about it so she didn’t get it.

Me and my hubby were there yesterday and we got it for her.

It was too late yesterday so we gave it to her this morning. She opened it right up and plugged in the charger. THEN she decided to look at the instructions to see how long it was supposed to stay plugged up.

Apparently(I didn’t read them myself) the first thing it tells you is that if the switch doesn’t work you can’t use the screwdriver.

My mom looked at over at me and said “do you believe this? They say if the switch doesn’t work I can’t use it?”

Imagine that! Not being able to use something just because the on/off switch doesn’t work! Next thing you know they will be telling us we can’t use our lights if the switch don’t work…or can’t drive our cars if the switch don’t work!

What shoddy craftsmanship! Can’t even make something that can be used if the switch doesn’t work. This country is really going downhill.

Soon they will be telling us we can’t drink coffee cause it’s hot. Oh yea forgot…they already do that don’t they?

How did things get so bad? Do people really need to be told things like that?

How Not To Murder Your Grumpy By Carol E. Wyer Review

How Not To Murder Your Grumpy by Carol E. Wyer is an excellent book for anyone who has a Grumpy they want to keep busy.

It was written for women with “Grumpy Old Men” but the suggestions will work just as well for a “Grumpy Old Lady” or for “Grumpy Young Squirts” or anyone else you want to get out of your hair.

I really loved this book. I’m NOT gonna take up any of the hobbies she suggested myself…except maybe the ones that involve some sight seeing. I already indulge in a couple of the hobbies she suggests…chicken raising and reading.

I might try to get my own Grumpy involved in one or two though. There are a heck of a lot of them. She starts at the beginning of the alphabet with Aviation and works her way down to the end where she ends up with Zorbing.

And between the two there are a whole lot of other suggestions as well as some jokes and lots of information about different hobbies and some statistics about the oldest people(known) to have done a few of them.

It was a really fun read and I learned a few things too. Some of the hobbies she mentioned I had never even heard of. Some of them really made me wonder about people. In my opinion jumping off bridges is just nuts…jumping off a skyscraper is even MORE nuts. And rolling cheese down a hill? I just don’t get it.

But you never know…that just might be what floats your Grumpys boat.

About the book (from the publisher) :

Before you push your Grumpy off the next bridge,
Look no further!

Is your Grumpy Old Man getting under your feet? Is he wrestling with retirement? Are you wondering if you should bundle him up and entrust him to basket-weaving classes? Then this book could be the answer to your prayers. This light hearted guide is packed full of lively ideas, anecdotes and quips. Not only does it set out to provide laughs, but offers over 700 ideas and ways to keep a Grumpy Old Man occupied.

From collecting airline sick bags to zorbing, you will be sure to find an absorbing pastime for your beloved curmudgeon. There are examples of those who have faced extraordinary challenges in older age, fascinating facts to interest a reluctant partner and innovative ideas drizzled, of course, with a large dollop of humour.

Written tongue-in-cheek, this book succeeds in proving that getting older doesn’t mean the end of life or having fun. It provides amusing answers to the question, “How on Earth will my husband fill in his time in his retirement?” It offers suggestions on what might, or most certainly might not, amuse him. Ideal for trivia buffs, those approaching retirement, (or just at a loose end) and frustrated women who have an irritable male on their hands, this book will lighten any mood and may even prevent the odd murder.

About the Author:

Carol E. WyerCarol E. Wyer is a former teacher, linguist and physical trainer. Having spent her 40’s trying out all sorts of new challenges, such as kickboxing, diving and helicopter flying, she is now making sure that her 50’s are just as fab. Just in the last few years she has started painting, learning Russian and, of course, writing. Carol lives in Staffordshire with her very own Grumpy, who is not at all happy about any of this.

You can visit Carol on her official website and read her blog Facing 50 with Humour. She is also on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Fart That Saved Christmas by Jacob Morningside Review

The Fart That Saved Christmas by Jacob Morningside Review

Cover of The Fart That Saved Christmas.The Fart That Saved Christmas An Adults Christmas Tale is a really cute book. It is written similar to The Night Before Christmas but it has a much more realistic view about what might be going on at the north pole on Christmas Eve.

This is a really funny book and it has some gorgeous illustrations that gave me the giggles.

It is most definitely not for kids though! At least not kids that believe that Santa is pretty nearly perfect. There is no sex or cussing but it does have Santa taking a nip and telling the reindeer what he things of their going on “strike”.

I really liked this book. It would be a great gift for any adult with a sense of humor.

Book Summary:

The behind the scenes story of what really happened “The Night Before Christmas.”

It’s Christmas Eve. The reindeer go on strike with a list of demands for Santa, the elves and Mrs. Claus. Santa gets “loaded” and threatens to cancel Christmas, fire the deer and divorce Mrs. Claus. But, just when all seems lost, Christmas is saved by a timely fart.

Jacob Morningside‘s Bio:

Born into a body inhabited by multiple muse personalities, I create stories by stretching the “normal” beyond the boundaries of the absurd.  The result is a worm-hole ride to the Far Side.  I love a good story — so, I wrote one.  Enjoy it with my wishes for a happy holiday season.

For more information visit The Fart That Saved Christmas on Facebook or check out the official blog tour page.

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Revenge of the Vegetarian by Jim Tilberry Review

Revenge of the Vegetarian by Jim Tilberry Review


Cover picture of Revenge of the Vegetarian by Jim Tilberry.Revenge of the Vegetarian A Humorous Spin on the World of Vegetarianism by Jim Tilberry with Patricia Van Winkle  is a really fun book to read.

It is only 70 pages long and is broken down into short chapters with titles such as Coming Out, Converted Carnivores, Respect My Tofu, and the Rise of the Vegocrats.

It didn’t take me very long to read it and I enjoyed every minute of it. It pokes fun at people. People who eat. So if you don’t eat you are pretty much safe. Otherwise…he is poking fun at you!

I did see myself in a few of these jabs. That was part of what made it such a good read. You also learn quite a bit about vegetarianism while getting your funny bone poked.

Before reading this book I had NO idea there were so many different kinds of vegetarians. I had in fact never heard of Lacto Wacko Vegetarians(for definition..read the book).

The book is now available on Amazon for $11.95.

About the Authors (from book) :

Jim Tilberry has been a vegetarian since 1998. “Revenge of the Vegetarians” is his first attempt to write anything longer than a grocery list. He lives and works near Chicago. You can reach him at VeggieBook@aol.com.

Patricia Van Winkle has written 23 books on psychic matters, none of which have ever been published. She lives and works near Sedona, Arizona. If you wish to reach Patricia she will sense it and contact you.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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