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Cover Reveal: Superheroes Suck by Jamie Zakian

Title: Superheroes Suck

Author: Jamie Zakian

Release Date: June 26th 2018

Publisher: Month9Books



Welcome to Gemini City, where super-battles disrupt rush hour, insurance claim adjusters rival rock stars, and villains stash the souls of murdered superheroes inside little children.


It’s been ten years since Shay Sinclair’s parents were murdered by a super villain, leaving she and her sister to fend for themselves. Now at age sixteen, Shay has something that villain wants. Something he needs. After a chance encounter with a superhero in a stairwell, something awakens in Shay, something that could get her killed.


Max Steel has spent the last ten years searching for one particular soul. Now, a coincidental run-in with Shay Sinclair leaves Max closer than he’s ever been to everything he’s ever wanted. But Max hits a brick wall when he goes after her. Unlike other girls her age, Shay isn’t into superheroes. So, if Max wants to win her over and be reunited with the soul inside her, he must get creative. He invites Shay into a seductive world of fame, glamour, luxury, and epic battles with villainous foes.


Now that Shay’s in the mix with superheroes and crazed villains, everyone wants a piece of her. A super villain wants to devour her soul, a superhero wants to love her, and Shay just wants to go back to her normal life. It’s not like in the movies. In real life, superheroes suck.

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Jamie Zakian

Jamie Zakian is a full-time writer who consumes the written word as equally as oxygen. Living in South Jersey with her husband and rowdy family, she enjoys farming, archery, and blazing new trails on her 4wd quad, when not writing of course. She aspires to one day write at least one novel in every genre of fiction.

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Book Blitz: The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe

Title:  The Dylan Dilemma

Author: Patricia B. Tighe

Publication Date: April 24th 2018

Publisher: Swoon Romance

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult





High school senior Kenzie Harper-Shea has no time for dating, especially after the arrival of the basketball coach from hell. Now Kenzie has lost her confidence, is in a slump, and in danger of losing out on a scholarship to play college ball. The last thing she needs is her “vacation boyfriend,” Dylan McCoy, distracting her with warm smiles, inside jokes, and swoony kisses.

Dylan, however, is totally ready to date. He finally lives in the same town as Kenzie and is not about to lose the chance to let their relationship grow into something more. But for now, he’ll stay in the friend zone because he’s determined to find out what has her running scared. It can’t be just about basketball.

As Kenzie spends more time around Dylan, her feelings become a jumbled-up mess. It’s obvious they’re into each other. So, why does she panic whenever she thinks about dating him? Is it connected to basketball or to something deeper? She’s not sure. Does she have the courage to examine her heart, even if it means breaking Dylan’s?

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The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.

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Satisfaction settled over me. “That’s not true.” Oh, Kenzie was jealous all right. Now to get her to admit it.

“I don’t believe this. You’re usually so good at reading people and you’ve totally messed up where she’s concerned. That girl likes you. As more than just a friend.”

I shook my head. “We’ve always joked around. It doesn’t mean anything.”

“She kept touching you.”

I gave her my best “you’re being ridiculous” face. “Kenzie—”

“No.” She strode over to me. “She slid her hand down your arm like this.” Kenzie trailed her fingers along my forearm.

I forced myself to ignore the tickling sensation. “So?”

“She played with your hair.”

“What? She did not.”

“She reached up and stuck her hand in your hair.” Kenzie lifted a hand but paused, leaving it waiting in the air.

“You mean when she was pulling that leaf out of my hair?”

“Oh, good grief, Dylan. You did not have a leaf in your hair! She just wanted to touch you. Why can’t you admit it?”

I turned away like I was tired of the conversation. “You’re overreacting.”

She grabbed my shoulder, twisting me back around. “I know what I saw.”

We stood really close now, her hazel eyes glaring. They were tinged with blue, almost a light aquamarine color, and their intensity made me freeze in place. I wanted to pull her against me, to feel her arms tighten around me, but something was about to happen. Good or bad. I knew it. So I waited, not sure if it was right or not, breathing in the clean soapy scent of her T-shirt and wondering why she didn’t stink of sweat after tennis.

Kenzie slid her hand down my forearm. “Lissa did this,” she whispered. She ran the other hand into my hair, holding my head. “And this. And she wanted to kiss you, but I don’t know if she did or not.” Her lips were seriously close. “Did she?”

I swallowed. “No,” I said through a breath.

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Blog Tour + Review: Ghost by Helen Grant

Title: Ghost

Author: Helen Grant

Publication Date:  February 19th 2018

Publisher: Fledgling Press

Genre: Mystery, Romance

Rating: ★★★★★





Langlands House is haunted, but not by the ghost you think.

Augusta McAndrew lives on a remote Scottish estate with her grandmother, Rose. For her own safety, she hides from outsiders, as she has done her entire life. Visitors are few and far between – everyone knows that Langlands House is haunted.

One day Rose goes out and never returns, leaving Augusta utterly alone. Then Tom McAllister arrives – good-looking and fascinating, but dangerous. What he has to tell her could tear her whole world apart.

As Tom and Augusta become ever closer, they must face the question: is love enough to overcome the ghosts of the past?


In the end, Langlands House and its inhabitants hold more secrets than they did in the beginning…


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Helen Grant writes thrillers with a Gothic flavour and ghost stories. Her first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and won an ALA Alex Award in the US. Her other books include the exciting Forbidden Spaces trilogy.

Helen’s latest novel Ghost (Fledgling Press 2018) is set in Perthshire, where she has lived since 2011. When she is not writing, Helen loves to research the lost country houses of Scotland and to visit the sites where possible. Her experiences of exploring these fascinating places inspired her to write Ghost. 

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Ghost by Helen Grant is a mystery read. It is undeniably catchy just from the cover and the title. Enough with all the formality, finishing this book left me in my most frustrated state!

The story revolves around the Langlands house, a remote and said-to-be hunted home of the ghost girl from the World War. Old Grandmother rose and her granddaughter, Augusta, who is also known as Ghost are the only living inhabitants of the mansion. Ghost has never been outside the big house since she was born. They lived a quiet life until Tom, along with a group of men who will repair the broken ceiling, came to the house.

I swear I had high expectations for this book! And Oh My God, I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed! The prologue was incredible! It immediately sucked me in. I just can’t stop reading until the end! The switching of POV between Ghost and Tom is fantastic! It made the story easy to read and understand. The chapters were quite short but that was okay since there were a total of 71 chapters. The choice of words is great. Honestly, I can’t complain.


The characters are very well developed. Tom was great so was Ghost. Although, to be honest, Ghost made me crazy sometimes but it’s understandable since her grandmother just died. The chemistry between the two of them is soooo strong. I know maybe it’s a little fast for them to really connect but it was wonderfully written and it made them beautiful.


Helen Grant did an amazing job in writing this book! The description of the setting is brilliant. I can totally picture the Langlands house. I can hear every swish of the wind and creak of the loose floorboards.

I thought this was a romance read. Well, it turned out to be so much more! It was really amazing! It’s unlike any book I have read. It’s amazing how the puzzle pieces clicked in the end. The plot twists and the revelations! I was so eager to know the truth behind everything that I didn’t really expect how it ended! Oh boy, I swear I just stared into blank space after I have finished the book!

I actually feel honored for having the chance to read and review a wonderful book like this! It was a brand new experience and I wouldn’t regret every single second of it. Overall, I rate Ghost by Helen Grant, a perfect 5/5 stars! I recommend this to everyone who’s looking for an awesome read!


Book Quotes & Excerpts

It’s more than that, though. She isn’t like anyone I’ve ever known. Even with the shorter hair, she’s different, different in a way that makes me want to keep on looking at her. That moment when I thought about kissing her comes back into my mind, more often than it should, considering that I’ve already told myself I’m not going to do it. And now she’s asking me to do something for her, I want to say yes. Even if it is probably a bad idea.


It was unexpected and strange and wonderful. He bent his head and his lips touched mine, almost experimentally, and then his mouth was moving over mine caressingly, as though he wanted to drink the hot liquid feeling that seemed to be running through every part of me.


She looks amazing. She looks like someone I could love.


I would never forget Tom’s face, I knew that – it was the one solid thing in a chaotic world, it was the eye of the storm. But all those others? I saw myself wandering through an endless multitude of strangers, every single one of them an unfamiliar face, every single pair of eyes turned towards me. No; I was not ready for busy places yet. Besides, it was Tom I wanted to be with, not all those unknown people.


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Blog Tour + Review: Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher

Title: Notes of Magic

Series: The Bohemians, #1

Author: Jessica Bucher

Publication Date: February 24th 2018

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Enchanted city. Old magic. New threat.

Taq, a young fiddler, comes to Prague with dreams of joining the Bohemians—a band of immortal, magic-wielding street performers. With a mission to right past wrongs, things don’t go as planned when he meets the beautiful performer, Katia. Now, he must decide if revealing his secret is worth losing her heart.

Katia has spent one hundred years chained to the city, broken-hearted and silent,

waiting for her chance to be free. But with an impending threat on Bohemia itself and a mysterious newcomer, peace is starting look farther than ever. Now she must decide if she should trust Taq or put her faith in the one who broke her heart—the tyrannical Magistrate of Bohemia.

Curses can be broken, but at what cost?

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Enchanted city. Old curse. New threat.


About the Author

Jessica Bucher

Jessica Bucher is a Young Adult author living in Texas with her husband and children. Her first book, The Hereafter, was published in 2016. When she’s not writing, editing, or chasing her kids, she can be found scrolling through Facebook or planning her next travel adventure.

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Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher is the first book in The Bohemians series. Now, this wasn’t just about the cover. The synopsis charmed me as well. This book talks about the Bohemians, a community filled with magic, art and music.

Katia, a Bohemian used to sing with her enchanting voice but it’s been a century since she last uttered a word. Taq is a fiddle player who travelled to Prague to see the Bohemians. The two eventually fell in love with each other but they have their own secrets.  They belong in completely different worlds.

I liked the idea behind the Bohemians. They are talented artists (musicians and magicians alike) that are immortal. They trade 100 years of their lives to the Magistrate in exchange of immortality and service. The author did a very good job in choosing the best words to describe everything. I fell in love with Prague and loved music even more. Though, I’m not the artistic type but I greatly appreciate art.


It was an amazing read! The idea and the setting were delightfully put together. An easy read because of the words chosen by the author. Characters are wonderfully developed. Unexpected turn of events. Shocking truth and revelations.

Notes of Magic is a frustratingly amazing read. I swear! The story was flowing smoothly until after I’ve reached the second half wherein the author starts throwing plot twists to the reader. It was quite irritating but I think it was one of the things that made me want to continue reading.


The ending was unpredictable and I admit I wasn’t that satisfied. Though, I still can’t wait to read the second book! Overall, I rate Notes of Magic, 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend this to someone who’s looking for an exceptional read.

Book Quotes

“Don’t wait to live your life, Katia. Don’t wait for freedom to feel free. Don’t waste one minute.”

“It’s when our hopes are highest that they have the farthest to fall.”

Perhaps this change you fear is just the future you are finally ready to face.

Be careful what you promise.

Be careful with your heart.

Be careful what you might regret later.

She felt the verge of words on her lips. Unspoken promises between them. Unfelt apologies. Wasted time. Unrequited love. And so much regret.

“When I told you that I was too broken to love, you told me ‘the best love is love without reason’.”

“Yes,” she answered, squeezing his hand. “But you were wrong. The best love is love without self. I love you too much to let you get yourself killed. You may hate me for it, but I can’t let you go.”

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Book Review: Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne

Title: Breakwater

Series: Broken Tides, #1

Author: Catherine Jones Payne

Publication Date: May 30th 2017

Publisher: Fathom Ink Press

Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult

Rating: ★★★☆☆




A red tide is rising.

As the daughter of one of the mer-king’s trusted advisors, seventeen-year-old Jade has great responsibilities. When her fiancé murders a naiad, plunging the underwater city of Thessalonike into uproar, tensions surge between the mer and the naiads. Jade learns too late that the choices she makes ripple further than she’d ever imagined. And as she fights against the tide of anger in a city that lives for scandal, she discovers danger lurking in every canal, imperiling her family and shattering the ocean’s fragile peace.

Can the city’s divisions be mended before the upwelling of hate rips apart everything Jade loves?


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Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne is a young adult fantasy read about mermaids! I actually loved mermaids and wanted to be one since I was a kid. I actually just read something about mermaids last week which is Dreaming of Daniel by. J.A. Admore.

This one’s actually a brand new read for me. Though, I have read books about mermaids before but this isn’t the typical, like a love story between a human and a mer.

The book is about Jade, the daughter to the adviser of the King of Thessalonike (correct me if I’m wrong). Her ex-fiance is the captain of the royal guard was caught by her, holding the dead body of a naiad which he admitted he killed. The case goes into trial as the people of the kingdom goes into frenzy because of their favorite royal guard.

This one’s actually full of betrayals and rebellions. I think Jade is too heroic. She loves to save everything and fights for battles that aren’t for her. I get that she’s the MC but meh.  Also, every mer just seems to be too concerned of their social status. There’s too much happening because of a recent uprising from different groups.


The romance part was meh. I didn’t like it at all, sorry. The story was already doing good without the lovey dovey. Not really a hater of romance but it feels forced.

However, I loved the names. And the ideas by the author. Another way of living for the mermaids was shown.  Even some of the foods, the culture, the way of healing, the puffer fish tincture. It was really entertaining! Awesome creativity form the author! This read actually made me want to swim!

I recommend this book to someone who’s a big fan of mermaids and wants a new fantasy read! Overall, I rate Breakwater by Catherine Jones Payne, 3 out of 5 stars!


I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Book Quotes

I’m proud of you for following your moral current even though the tides were against you.


“Well, it can’t get much worse, can it? That means it’s got to get better.”


I’d go to the ends of the ocean for a chance to be yours.


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Cover Reveal: The Weekend Spa Break by Anne John-Ligali

Title: The Weekend Spa Break

Series: Friendship Online Series, #2

Author: Anne John-Ligali

Genre: Women’s Fiction



After finally meeting in person at the publishing party of the season, Constance and Estelle are determined not to let their friendship return to mere virtual champagne bottles and uploaded pictures of food.

It’s been a busy year, and Constance feels it’s time to reward herself with the spa break Estelle gave her for Christmas. Naturally, Constance wouldn’t dream of taking anyone other than Estelle, and this will provide the perfect opportunity to bond with her new chum.

As the excited pair spend some quality time together, they realise it’s not just writing books they have in common, but something that goes much deeper. After a few Jacuzzi sessions, facials, pedicures, and a massage by sexy Senior Therapist, Julio, everything seems to be peachy until an unexpected visitor turns Constance’s weekend of bliss … on its head.


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Meet Anne

Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews.  She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.

Anne has always loved stories and read many books as a child, including the entire Sweet Valley High and Caitlyn series.  Her interest in writing fiction came years later, when she began writing for pleasure in 2007.

Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.


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Book Review: That Secret You Keep by Brenda Benny

Title: That Secret You Keep

Author: Brenda Benny

Publication Date: August 7th 2017

Publisher: Liddle Book Press

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, LGBTQ+

Rating: ★★★☆☆





(from Goodreads)

Max is a seventeen-year-old musician who towers, giraffe-like, over his double bass. He’s avoiding certain candid “talks” with his overly perceptive dads – like his plans to seek out his adoption history – like the fact that he’s not gay – and that he’s been in love with Serena forever.

Serena was a vibrant, talented singer at their performing arts high school before her mother’s tragic death. Since then, she’s faded into the chorus, concealing her chronic anxieties over the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Lose yourself in this tender, funny, heart-wrenching story of Max and Serena stumbling over truths and lies as they find their way through first love.


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brenda benny

After a couple university degrees and some world travel, Brenda Benny settled down to a life of helping others communicate their stories. One day she decided to start writing her own.

When she’s not shining in the glow of a computer screen, she can be found warming up in the sun after a freezing cold lake swim, chilling with friends at an outdoor music festival, skate skiing on a sunny day, or hiking to the summit because it’s there. She believes that dark chocolate and tortilla chips are two overlooked food groups.

Brenda is lucky enough to live amongst the awesome lakes and forests of Muskoka Ontario Canada with her husband, two sons, and their guinea pig named Chocolate.

That Secret You Keep is her debut novel.


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That Secret You Keep by Brenda Benny is a contemporary romance novel I got from NetGalley. Okay, I admit that this was a cover pick because it’s so prettyyyyy and aesthetic y’all. I was really expecting a lot here since it looks so promising.

The book is about Maxwell and Serena. Maxwell is the only adopted son of his fathers. Yes, fathers. His dads are gay and they’re so adorable. Serena just got out of a car accident which killed her mom and now only lives with her dad and goes to therapy. It’s the struggle between the two of them as they both tried to understand and get to know each other better.

I actually enjoyed reading the first parts of the book because Maxwell belongs in a jazz band while Serena is a great singer. They study in a school wherein creative talents are honed. I just watched Whiplash before reading this. It’s a movie about a young drummer who studies in one of the greatest music schools and just got in the studio band. I actually enjoyed jazz because of the movie and I was kind of imagining that I can hear the pieces whenever I read this book and it’s time for them to play or rehearse.


It was really easy to read, although it took me almost a week because of my busy schedule. I kind of felt that Serena was too awkward and I didn’t feel any connection between her and Maxwell from the start. I just started to ship them (but not really) or maybe in favor of them during the last few chapters of the book.

The story is actually good if I were to look at it as a whole but some details just doesn’t seem to fit together.  The plot twists were great and really were surprising. What I loved the most about the book is the spotlight in the LGBTQ+. Max’s parents are gay. He’s got a gay friend who also has a gay dad with a boyfriend. Also, the book doesn’t just focus in romance but also family and friendship.

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Overall, I rate That Secret You Keep by Brenda Benny, 3 out of 5 stars.


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Book Quotes

Some secrets are too hard to tell – even to yourself.


I imagine that the secret sits on the table between us , gift-wrapped in shiny gold paper with a red satin bow. He’s waiting for me to give it to him.


My parents liked to say that, in our family, black and white hadn’t made grey: they’d made silver – and I was the bright “spark” in their lives.


“Relationships are relationships, Max. Don’t try to label something as different just because of gender.”


“The most important thing is to find someone to commit yourself to – man or woman. You can do what you want on the way there. But, in the end, it’s about spending your life with someone you love.”


“Why do we fear disappointing others so much?” she asks, sounding distant.

I know we’re talking about musical performances, but it feels like we’re talking about something else. It’s probably a rhetorical question, but I tentatively answer her anyway after a few moments. “I think we always worry about disappointing the people we care about. When you love someone , you want to do your best for them – be what they want you to be, and do what they want you to do – and failing to meet their expectations feels like hurting them.”


“Love is love, no matter who it’s between, or how it happens – we all have similar experiences.”


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