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So We Meet Again

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  When up-and-coming investment banker Jess Kim is passed over for a promotion, laid off in a virtual meeting, and then overhears why (“she’s already being overpaid anyway for a woman” and “Asians are worker bees, not someone who can drum up new deals”) she delivers an “eff you guys” speech and storms out of the building. Not sure what’s next, she moves back home to Tennessee with her domineering Korean mom, who tries to set her up with her pastor’s son Daniel Choi, an M&A lawyer by day and a successful video game streamer by night. Turns out he’s swoony and smart, not the awkward preacher’s kid she remembers. With his help, Jess launches a Korean cooking YouTube channel focused on easy meal prep for busy professionals. All is going well until her mom walks on the show mid-live recording and argues about cooking technique. While she hates being berated by her mother in front of the world, it actually works in their favor—they go viral! Soon her cooking channel becomes an actual med

The Dating Dare

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  With witty characters and heartrending romance, Jayci Lee, author of  A Sweet Mess , returns with  The Dating Dare ―where two people might just find out how hard it is to resist falling in love with the right person. No serious relationships . This is the one rule Tara Park made for herself and it has been working swimmingly, thank you very much. The occasional fling is fine, especially since she’s busy with Weldon Brewery. But when Seth Kim, temptation personified and her best friend’s new brother-in-law walks into her life, Tara might be willing to bend her golden rule…but only for four dates―the four dates she agreed to after a few good rounds of beer and a game of truth or dare. It’ll be fun.  No biggie . Seth Kim can’t believe Tara agreed to his dating dare. He’s leaving for a new job in Paris in a month and a no-strings attached fling seemed like a nice little distraction for both… But their secret dates, while sweet and sexy, always hit roadblocks straight out of a romantic co

Book Review: Legend of the Rainbow Eater

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  Sometimes the end of the rainbow...is the belly of a beast. When the Blackouts' search for the legendary Wishing Mist leads them to a maple syrup festival in the town of Mapleton, sticky situations abound. Bodies are going missing from the local funeral parlor, hellhound gypsies prowl the woods, giant, automaton teddy bears may or may not be staging a hostile takeover, and there's a whopping good chance that will-o'-the-wisps, the magical inhabitants of the Wishing Mist, are behind it all. Even with help from their future selves and a time traveling diary, Rose and Marek have their hands full (and not just with ice cream cones from a parlor that services the living as well as the dead). The will-o'-the-wisps were responsible for bringing them together five years ago, and now it looks like the only way to stop their mischief is to find the Wishing Mist and wish it out of existence—will-o'-the-wisps included. Some thank-you for the greatest friendship in the multive

Here comes The Reckoning

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  Luc, a demon Mare, and Joelle, the sassy woman he started out tormenting only to fall in love with, must travel to hell to save Joelle from a fate worse than death -- eternal damnation. But when they arrive, they’ll be damned if they’re putting up with what they find. Betrayal, tricks, and a twist of fate have them questioning reality and their love for each other. Will either of them survive? My Review After reading The Ruins, I could not wait to read this book. It did not disappoint. In fact, the sex scenes were hotter. I had to keep a cold glass of water by me to help cool me down.  Joelle has come out of her shell in this book. She is not afraid of Luc. It is right to say that she even was bring the sass. There where several times where Joelle did not let Van, a demon push her buttons but pushed back.  I was not expecting the twist in this story. Boy is it a twist. Yet, if anyone can find a solution, it is Joelle and Luc. They are the Bonnie and Clyde of hell. 

Book Review: Anny's Adventure in a Derelict House

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  A short story! Anny, a twelve year old fun loving and caring girl. Who is living a simple life and spends most of her day with her two best friends, Lisa and Aina. But little did she know that an adventure of a lifetime awaits Anny, an adventure in a house situated in the middle of her neighborhood. An adventure in a derelict house. My Review I like this short story. It has the elements of a horror story. Which for the age range of the geared reading audience and the age of the characters in the story, it is good. However, fans of horror stories that are older will find that the horror level is very mild. It could have been amped up a few more notches.  The story did feel a bit rushed. This is were the suspense could have been drawn out just a bit. The girls heard strange noises and the next moment in the story it is brushed aside and the girls are playing ball. If just a few more moments were spent on the girls wondering what the noise was, it would have kept the suspense up; so tha

Em's Awful Good Fortune

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  Part dysfunctional marriage, part global romp, this is not your typical expat story.  Em’s Awful Good Fortune  is a deeply personal, marriage-coming-apart-at-the-seams look at the struggle between a woman’s desire for partnership and her need for identity. Fueled by twin demons, love and rage, Em stomps her way around the world, coming to terms with the fantasy of having it all: husband, kids, and a career. Em is not just married; it’s more like being handcuffed to her husband’s international career. Her life reads like a fantasy, bouncing between Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Seoul. But the good fortune is all her husband’s; Em is just the tag-along wife. Marcie Maxfield’s compelling, non-linear story explores the expatriate lifestyle through the lens of a crumbling marriage, while at the same time tracing the lasting impact of sexual assault and post-traumatic stress disorder. Em’s journey exposes the dark corners of this seemingly privileged world: loneliness, depressio

The Red Fence + Giveaway

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  Join us for this tour from July 26 to August 20, 2021! Book Details: Book Title :  THE RED FENCE by Ed Damiano Category :  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7) ,  38 pages Genre :  Children's Picture Book Publisher :  Mascot Books Release date:    July, 2021 Content Rating :  G for everyone. Book Description: In the uniform town of Vanderloo, Everyone, everywhere has the same view. What happens when Astred, tiny Todd, and Ned Decide to paint their white fence red? Children's author and Mom's Choice Award winner Ed Damiano delivers a poignant message about community and creativity in The Red Fence. My Review This is a great book. It definitely was giving me Dr. Seuss vibes. While, this is a fun book, it features a valuable lesson about equality. It teaches young readers that it is ok to be different. When we accept each other's differences; we can learn a lot about one another and make the world a very colorful place.  Buy the Book: Mascot Books Amaz