Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014
This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O’Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he’s simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he’s never ruined, and he’s not about to start now.
Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she’s been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture…how can she concentrate on being his friend when he’s sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she’s always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true?
A big thank you to Cara at Harlwquin for sending me a copy to review!
I always said I wouldn't date a guy with children but seriously I would break this rule for Tyler O'Neil.
Tyler, how about we give Jess a sibling?
I knew the O'Neil brothers were HOT, there is no denying that they have AMAZING genes in that family, but something about Tyler instantly won my heart.
Maybe it's the way he is with his daughter or the cocky bravado he puts on, whatever it is I know now that I will have many dreams about this man.
Sarah Morgan has a gift for writing hot book boys and it's got me wondering if she bases them on real people, if men like this really exist and if so, what area might I find them in?
Ok, so I will admit the book wasn't just about Tyler, it had Jackson and Sean in it as well, three HOT brothers all in the same pages, lounging around in their boxer shorts and flexing their muscles, whilst I run their shower!
*comes back to reality*
The truth is, the three brothers are FULLY dressed (for most of the book) and very eager to make their family business a success.
Along with the brothers are some other characters, who happen to be female, which means that we have to share them!
Both Jackson and Sean are very loved up with Kyla and Elise.
Tyler has always been the player of the family, a fact that only changed after Jess came to live with him a year ago.
But Tyler isn't just coping with being a full time dad, he is also dealing with the fact that he is no longer able to compete as a world class skier thanks to an injury.
The only person who sees the inner turmoil Tyler is struggling with, is life time best friend Brenna, but Brenna is also struggling because she is in love with Tyler.
Despite my dream being a book that's all Tyler, I do love Brenna.
I love how she gets Tyler's moods and how she is with Jess. I suppose if I had to share him with someone, Brenna is a good choice!
A much better choice than that evil bitch Janet, I despise that woman.
The only good thing she ever did was give birth to Jess.
Speaking of Jess, she is a wonderful character and I love her relationship with the O'Neils, but the thing I love most about Jess is how she is with Luna and Ash. I couldn't stop smiling!
As always Sarah Morgan has delivered a story that will allow you to fall in love, not just with the characters but the setting too.
Maybe this Christmas is an incredible story that will certainly leave you smiling!
Monday, 22 September 2014
In less than 10 words, how would you describe Frozen Heart, Melting KissA romance where food, love and family are inextricably entwined.
Of course a great caterer like Maya would throw a dinner party, who would you 5 dream guests be? Only five?! Okay, Anne Boleyn, because she's a fascinating character who wielded an enormous amount of power at a time it was almost impossible for a woman to do so. She's also been so romanticised and villified I'm dying to know who the real Anne was. Marian Keyes, because I think she's one of the funniest people alive. I'd hope that if I asked her really very nicely she'd explain her theory of feathery strokers to me. Can I have fictional people? I'd love to invite Doctor Who, and would demand to know how he can be in love with River and flirt with Clara at the same time? Margaret Thatcher, another divisive woman with unprecedented power in this country. And lastly I think I'd go for ... Jon Snow, because I just finished a Game of Thrones marathon and am very much in love! (and so I could quiz him and try and work out who his parents are).
When you aren't writing, how do you spend your days? In my day job I'm a freelance book editor, so I mainly spend it reading. I also volunteer in my local library, so basically I'm surrounded by books as often as possible. When the eyes get tired I head out for a run, though I usually listen to an audiobook at the same time.
Writers put so much time and energy into their characters and I have been told in the past that a writer carries their characters around with them.
So my question is if you could go out for a day with any one of your characters: who would it be, what would you do and why did you pick this particular character?Oh, it would be Maya, no question. I absolutely love her -- she's such a mixture of passion and vulnerability. The more time I spent writing her the more layers and facets to her character I discovered. She spends so much time making other people happy, I'd want to make sure we did something she enjoyed: a food festival perhaps, like the one she visits with Will.
Thursday, 18 September 2014
What can we expect next, any future books in the pipeline?
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
To want what you’re not supposed to have…
She is only nineteen.
She is his new stepfather’s daughter.
She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.
But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.
Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…
Blaire just may have fallen too far.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Elle Jamieson is an unusually private person, in relationships as well as at work – and for good reason. But when she’s made redundant, with no ties to hold her, Elle heads off to a new life in sunny Malta.
Lucas Rose hates secrets – he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less from others. He’s furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon’s misguided attempts at matchmaking.
Forced to live in close proximity, it’s hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas’s wedding proposal ended everything they had. But then an unexpected phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle’s hidden past when it finally comes to light?
Monday, 15 September 2014
Join Kathy Reichs, bestselling author and forensic anthropologist in a broadcast from London’s Barts Pathology Museum on how forensics have influenced her career
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Show time: 17:00 (UK time)
Join us for a special broadcast with bestselling author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs at London’s Barts Pathology Museum! As part of Kathy’s UK tour to mark publication of her new novel Bones Never Lie, she will be giving a fascinating illustrated talk on forensic anthropology and how forensics has influenced her writing career.
From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11terrorist attacks.
Dr. Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. A native of Chicago, she now divides her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Québec.
Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. She has written seventeen bestsellers featuring Dr Temperance Brennan, including the forthcoming new thriller Bones Never Lie, as well as a forensic series aimed at young adults. She is a producer on the chilling hit TV series Bones.