Glow Girl Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

On the blog today we are part of the Rockstar Book Tour doing a review for Glow Girl.

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Let’s take a look at Glow Girl.


About the Book:


Author: M. Weidenbenner

Pub. Date: October 31, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 266

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo

Willow is just your average sixteen-year-old girl. Okay, maybe not so average. She can heal animals. For her own safety, her veterinarian parents have made her promise not to use her powers. But sometimes her compassion just takes over, and she can’t help … well … helping.

Willow is a Droit, but hides her Droitism because people like her are feared and hated by those without special abilities. Two of Willow’s schoolmates, rumored to be Droits, have simultaneously disappeared.

When Willow’s non-Droit friend, Rain, is targeted, Willow wonders whether she should get involved–even if that means putting herself in the line of fire.

A mysterious new friend, Trae, just might be the key to unlock her courage.

In the end, she has a choice: she can deny who she is or declare her ability to heal, but either way, her life will never be the same again.

Tawney’s Review:

Glow Girl pleasantly surprised me.

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I was given the book for a review up knowing that I would enjoy the story. It was a superhero story, much like Xmen, where people have powers and those without fear them.

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They are called Droits and there is much prejudice against them. This reason is why Willow keeps her powers of healing animals to herself. I loved that her Aunt Fifi was there to help her find her path as a Droit. Their relationship was heartwarming and Aunt Fifi was a good secondary character. I always like a book with a positive family dynamic.

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Weidenbenner did a wonderful job at creating her world of Droits. It’s a lot like our own but with superpowers.The description was vivid thrusting the reader right into that world. The characters were likable and the pace was quick and the reading easy. I finished this book wanting more.


Should you read it? Yes, a pleasant read that makes you want more.


About the Author.:


GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE International Awards.

Bronze Medal Winner in Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards. Winner of the Kindle Book Promotion Awards. SPIRIT and INSPIRATION MEDALS in the NEW APPLE LITERARY AWARDS.

AWARD-WINNING SPEAKER. John Maxwell Team Leader.

To obtain a free copy of one of Michelle’s children’s books, and receive her newsletters, go to www/

Michelle is an author, speaker, trainer and coach dedicated to leaving a legacy of leaders who care about bringing value to others and equipping the future generation. She’s also known as the UNCOVER AGENT who helps people uncover their messages so they can UNLEASH them into the universe.

She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting–without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews.

CACHE a PREDATOR and ECLAIR GOES GEOCACHING are currently hidden in geocaching sites throughout the US. If you’d like to see where they might be in your area, please log in to and search for trackables at IN SCRIBE–that’s Michelle.

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Giveaway Details:

50 winners will receive an ebook of GLOW GIRL, International. Via Goodreads

Enter here!


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/28/2019 BookHounds YA Excerpt
10/29/2019 Lifestyle Of Me Review
10/30/2019 BookishRealmReviews Review
10/31/2019 Yna the Mood Reader Review
11/1/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd Review


Week Two:

11/4/2019 Southern Girl Bookaholic Review
11/5/2019 PopTheButterfly Reads Review
11/6/2019 Tawney Bland Review
11/7/2019 lori’s little house of reviews Review
11/8/2019 Shelf-Rated Review


Week Three:

11/11/19 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt
11/12/19 The Pages In-Between Review
11/13/19 A Gingerly Review Review
11/14/19 Turning the Pages Review
11/15/19 Adventures and Reading Review


Week Four:

11/18/2019 Jena Brown Writes Review
11/19/2019 Review
11/20/2019 Two Dogs and a Book Review
11/21/2019 Fire and Ice Review
11/22/2019 two points of interest Review


Q&A with Author Tara Gallina and Giveaway

Today I’m excited to have my good friend Tara Gallina on the blog answering question about her new release Fated to Die.

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I love fairytale retellings, especially ones I’m unfamiliar with. Fated to Die is a wonderful fairytale of ancient curses and a romance that sweeps you off your feet. I couldn’t put the book down. I’m very excited to spotlight this book and talk with Tara. Not to mention she has a giveaway happening right now.

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Let’s take a look at Fated to Die.


Fated To Die: YA dark retelling (The Retelling Series Book 1) by [Gallina, Tara]

Immerse yourself in a fairy tale village where the only way out is through death.

Inspired by the Scottish folktale of the Washer Woman with a hint of Beauty and the Beast.
Dark Retelling, young adult romance.

Never in a million years did Preya believe she’d be chosen by the curse on her village. Outcasted for her appearance, Preya has never bothered trying to fit in. Friends, balls, and romance are for eligible maidens, not a pariah who spends her time caring for her family. But this year is different.

Each Summer Solstice the Washer Woman enslaves a maiden of seventeen as her Messenger, a bearer of death to those who are Fated to Die. No maiden has ever survived her enslavement.

If Preya is to be the first, she must submit and follow the rules set by the Keeper. The mysterious boy is tasked with her training and, at all times, cloaked from her sight. His strict, domineering methods clash with his warm voice and gentle touch.

Preya doesn’t know how he’s connected to the curse, if he’s good or bad, human or monster, and why she’s drawn to him. When trusting him becomes her only chance at freedom, Preya discovers secrets about the Keeper and the past that change everything she thought she knew. Saving herself isn’t enough. She needs to break the curse, and she needs his help to do it.

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Q&A with Tara Gallina

1. Fated to Die is your fifth novel, congtrats! How does it feel to have so many under your belt since publishing your first book Risking Forever in March?

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It feels good but also like I need a vacation. LOL. In truth, I wish I could get more books out faster.


2. In Fated to Die the curse of the Washer Woman is so intriguing, how did you come up with that concept for the novel?

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I was looking for ideas and myths that aren’t as popular. There are so many. The darkness and death surrounding the Washer Woman folktale resonated with me.

3. You have self published all of your books, what recommendations can you give to other authors who wish to go the same route for publishing? 

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Research the route you want to take and then go for it!! Don’t let fear hold you back!

There are many choices today for authors. A trend that’s growing more popular is called “hybrid publishing,” where authors self publish and have traditionally published books, as well.

Independent publishing gives an author the freedom to publish popular genres that may not be appealing to flooded genres in the traditional world.

With that freedom comes work, like marketing and PR but traditionally published authors have to do much of this, too.

I started in the traditional world with an agent and am independently publishing. However, if I write a story that has mass commercial appeal, I’m sure I’ll find myself back in the traditional world.

Don’t be afraid to try different things.


4. Self Publishing use to have a stigma around it, but now even traditional published authors are self publishing, why do you think that is?

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LOL. I believe I inadvertently answered this question above.

It’s much harder to get published in the traditional world today than it was 5 years ago and more so 10 years ago. Getting an agent is harder, too. The industry has changed. Amazon was and is a huge game changer for authors.
The good news is the quality of self published novels has increased considerably. I have sooo many fav indie authors.

5. What are you working in now? When is the next book! We must have more.

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I’m editing Nathan’s story, (Waiting Forever) a sequel to my NA serial romance The Forever Series.  His story will be out this fall if all goes as planned.

 I’m also hoping to get back to tweaking Club Neverland (the novel that landed me my first lit agent) so I can publish it this summer.

I want to have both novels out before the Orlando Reads Books conference this Aug in Orlando.

I will be attending as a featured author and I’ll be on the young adult books panel.
It’s an incredible event with the customary writers costume night dinner. The theme is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I can’t wait!! The book signing day is free to the public to anyone who wants to come!!!

The Giveaway!!

Tara is having a giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Enter here

About the Author:

Tara Gallina

Tara Gallina is the author of the serial romance, The Forever Series. She writes and reads romance in a variety of genres but has a soft spot for retellings.

She believes in fairies, true love, and happily ever after. She favors characters and/or couples who defy the odds and make a way, even when there isn’t one.

She grew up in a small town by the beach but soon after moved to Orlando, Florida with her patient hubs, two older sons, and two fur-babies. With local theme parks like Disney World and Harry Potter, it’s no wonder her life is filled with fantasy and make believe.

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I highly recommend Tara’s series The Forever Series. Such smoldering romance and hot characters!

A Dream So Dark Blog Tour: Review

I am so happy to be part of this blog tour!

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This sequel was one of my most anticipated reads. A Blade so Black was a wonderful Alice and Wonderland retelling and I couldn’t wait for the second book. I was not disappointed!

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Let’s take a look at L.L. McKinney’s A Dream So Dark.


Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates high school), Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop the Black Knight once and for all. But the deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the more topsy-turvy everything becomes. It’s not until she’s at her wits end that she realizes―Wonderland is trying to save her.

There’s a new player on the board; a poet capable of using Nightmares to not only influence the living but raise the dead. This Poet is looking to claim the Black Queen’s power―and Alice’s budding abilities―as their own.

Dreams have never been so dark in Wonderland, and if there is any hope of defeating this mystery poet’s magic, Alice must confront the worst in herself, in the people she loves, and in the very nature of fear itself.

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Tawney’s Review:   We return to Alice and Wonderland after an epic ending in A Blade So Black. Alice struggles with keeping her world and Wonderland separate, and I enjoyed the family dynamic and seeing Alice’s struggle to keep her reality separate from Wonderland…until the Black Knight visits her while her Mom’s home. The adventure begins as she must dive back into Wonderland and figure out who the evil behind the Black Knight really is and save her friends.

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The pace is quick and I couldn’t put this book down. I had to know what happened to Chess, Maddi and Hatta! McKinney does a wonderful job introducing new characters and describing Wonderland in vivid detail. I loved that Alice went deep into the heart of Wonderland and you see more of it.

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There are lot of revelations that keep you at the edge of your seat. The humor and magic is ever prevalent in this sequel with battles and betrayals. The diverse characters are refreshing and readers will connect with them. You feel their pain, loss and love along the adventure.

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Should you read it? Yes, a perfect sequel bringing your favorites back while adding new characters and adventures. I couldn’t put this book down.


About the author:

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Leatrice “Elle” McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, and the creator of the hashtag #WhatWoCWritersHear. She’s spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests.

Elle’s also a gamer, Blerd, and adamant Hei Hei stan, living in Kansas, surrounded by more nieces and nephews than she knows what to do with. She spends her free time plagued by her cat–Sir Chester Fluffmire Boopsnoot Purrington Wigglebottom Flooferson III, esquire, Baron o’Butterscotch or #SirChester for short.

Her works include the Nightmare-Verse books, starting with the A BLADE SO BLACK trilogy, and an upcoming graphic novel for DC featuring Nubia, Wonder Woman’s twin sister.

Elle is a Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies.

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Review: Slay by Brittney Morris

Today’s book blew me away!

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The book Slay by Brittney Morris was fantastic and it has been getting a lot of good reviews…and rightfully so! Here are just a few:

Entertainment WeeklySLAY: Preview the YA debut we’re most excited for this year

By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the “downfall of the Black man.”

But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for “anti-white discrimination.”

Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness. But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?

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Tawney’s Review:

I grew up playing video games and one of my best friends, who is a woman, is a game developer, so Slay intrigued me from the start. Especially having the main character a girl gamer! More please.

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It was a wonderfully diverse book that takes the reader into the black community of gamers. Kiera is a strong heroine that any teen or reader could connect to. She’s intelligent and kind and doesn’t hold back when making a world for herself and her community to feel safe. She’s tired of living in a white world where no one understands so she creates Slay. She’s kept her identity a secret until one day it’s no longer because of a murder and Slay is out in the open and the world cries racism. Kiera fights for her game and the community. Which seems to emulate the real world ongoing struggles of people of color.

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Morris did a wonderful job at bringing the reader into the gaming world. Her vivid detail and description made it feel as if the reader was right there alongside Kiera. The gaming scenes were adventurous and intense, like a movie. Morris also does a fantastic job at bringing difficult topics to the surface regarding race, especially with Kiera’s boyfriend Malcom. He wants her to be her and not switch to a different personality in front of her white friends. He wants the black culture to stay black. Morris brings great in-depth conversations between the two characters that helps the reader understand their world.

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This book is an eye opener to those readers that don’t understand the hardship the African American community goes through as a young black teen…or any child or adult of color. It is a must read and knowledge is power so the more people read things outside their knowledge the more they can understand.

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Should you read it? Yes, a wonderful book that takes a reader on a rollercoaster of emotions and feels as Kiera navigates through the harsh world to save her game and community.


About the Author:

Brittney Morris is the author of SLAY. She holds a BA in economics from Boston University because back then, she wanted to be a financial analyst. (She’s now thankful that didn’t happen). She spends her spare time reading, playing indie video games, and enjoying the rain from her house in Philadelphia. She lives with her husband Steven who would rather enjoy the rain from a campsite in the woods because he hasn’t played enough horror games.

Brittney is the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club, and she’s a four-time NaNoWriMo winner.

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Release Day Blitz: Below the Radar by Dana Ridenour

Today I am so excited to spotlight my good friend author Dana Ridenour!

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Her third book in the Lexi Montgomery FBI series comes out today! It has been fun watching Dana publish her books and see her progression in writing. She has taken her heroine Lexi on some turbulent cases and I can never put these books down until I finish them.

Today Dana joins us for some Q&A but first let’s take a look at Below the Radar.

After her last assignment went horribly wrong, everyone tells FBI Special Agent Lexie Montgomery she needs a break. But Lexie is determined to keep going with her undercover work–so when a Dutch constable goes missing, she jumps at the chance.

Along with Blake Bennett, her unfamiliar new partner, Lexie is thrown into the Gathering, a haven for environmental activists planning illegal activity. It’s a dangerous situation, but she blends right in–a little too well, Blake thinks. As the pair of them try to get closer to the vanished constable, he begins to suspect that Lexie may be hiding an affinity for the eco-extremists’ cause.

With her loyalties in question from both sides, Lexie will be forced to prove herself as an undercover agent and as a new recruit for the terrorists’ cause. But as time starts to run out, staying below the radar may prove harder than she’d planned.

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Q&A with Dana Ridenour


1. How does it feel to have a third book coming out in your Lexie Montgomery series?

I’m excited for the release of Below The Radar, which is the third book in the Lexie Montgomery series. I added a male FBI character in this book, so I’m curious to see the reaction of readers. This book is loosely based on an undercover case I worked with my then boyfriend/now husband. We were a couple playing a couple. It was a unique opportunity and ranks high on my list of favorite experiences that I had during my twenty years as an FBI agent.

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2. Has your writing process changed since writing the first book?

I altered my writing process one time for NaNoMo and it was a disaster. I learned a valuable lesson from that experience. I know what works for me and I will never alter my process again. I’m sure NaMoMo works well for some writers, but not for me. I did discover that as the series grew, so did my need for a character bible. Once I compiled my character list, it was easier to keep the characters straight from book to book.


3. What are you working on now?

I’m working on a fourth book, but I think my readers might be surprised to hear that it’s not an FBI book. It’s commercial fiction, a combination of literary fiction and women’s fiction. I may return to the Lexie Montgomery series down the road and I have an idea for another FBI series, but I was ready to branch out and try another genre for my next novel.

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4. Any advice for writers wanting to publish?

My best advice would be to not rush the process. It’s a long and sometimes rough road to publication, so be patient. You want your novel to be perfect when it is finally published, so don’t rush through the editing process and don’t make any rash publishing decisions. Make sure your manuscript is as clean as you can get it before you pitch your project to literary agents. I would also recommend attending writers conferences. I’ve learned so much from conferences and workshops and have made some great connections. Attend conferences, meet people, and pass out your business cards. Even if you don’t have a novel ready to pitch now, you probably will in the future. It never hurts to make and nurture those connections. Some of them will turn into lifelong friendships.

Thank you Dana!

Check out the Lexi Montgomrary series

You build relationships to betray relationships.
That is the motto for the FBI’s undercover program, and special agent Lexie Montgomery is just beginning to understand what that means. Lexie’s first assignment is infiltrating a radical cell of the Animal Liberation Front. Underground and operating in splinter groups throughout Los Angeles, the only way in is through Savannah Riley, a new recruit.
Savannah left the safety of her small southern town for the bright lights of the city. Pulled into the animal rights movement by her college roommate and a gorgeous anarchist, she sinks deeper and deeper into the dark, paranoid world of ALF extremists.
As the actions of her cell escalate beyond simple demonstrations and graffiti, Savannah turns to Lexie to keep her grounded. But as the two women grow closer and the FBI’s case builds, Lexie is forced to decide what betrayal really means.

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FBI SPECIAL AGENT LEXIE MONTGOMERY goes deep undercover to investigate the Earth Liberation Front, a domestic terrorism group operating in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As Lexie struggles to infiltrate the ELF, she soon realizes everything may not be as it seems in the Lowcountry. Lexie’s investigation spirals out of control and places her life in danger after someone in her trusted inner circle reveals her undercover identity. Now Lexie must work to bring those responsible to justice … if only she knew who she could trust.

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Check out my reviews for the first two books: Behind the Mask, Beyond the Cabin

Stay tune for a review on Below the Radar!

About the Author:

Dana Ridenour is a retired FBI agent. She spent most of her career as an FBI undercover operative infiltrating criminal organizations including the Animal Liberation Front, an organization of domestic terrorists. Dana writes a series of FBI undercover novels.


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Symptoms of a Heartbreak Review

I love medical drama shows whether it’s Grey’s Anatomy or New Amsterdam.

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I’ve never read medical fiction that grasped my attention until Symptoms of a Heartbreak. It has humor, heartache and all the emotions you could expect from that type of book and I couldn’t put it down. Let’s take a look at Sona Charaipotra’s Symptoms of a Heartbreak.


The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds―and falls head over heels―in Sona Charaipotra’s contemporary romantic comedy.

Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She’s always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius―but she’s never had to prove herself to skeptical adult co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. And working in the same hospital as her mother certainly isn’t making things any easier.

But life gets complicated when Saira finds herself falling in love with a patient: a cute teen boy who’s been diagnosed with cancer. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve his chances, it could cost her everything.

It turns out “heartbreak” is the one thing she still doesn’t know how to treat.

In her solo debut, Sona Charaipotra brings us a compelling #ownvoices protagonist who’s not afraid to chase what she wants. Symptoms of a Heartbreak goes from romantic comedy highs to tearjerker lows and is the ultimate cure-all for young adult readers needing an infusion of something heartfelt.

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Tawney’s Review:

Frist off, any book about cancer is hard, especially since my Mom went through it. But I’m glad to say that she is alive and cancer free!

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Saira had a friend pass away from cancer and since then she has been trying to save other children with cancer. She’s smart and only 16, a medical prodigy…like Doogie Howser! Except Saira is a badass Indian-American teen who probably could do circles around Doogie.

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Saira makes tough decisions regarding life and death with her young patients and unfortunately some doctors don’t take her seriously because she too is so young. She also still has to abide by her parents rules. These situations could make for a dramatic book and you feel the emotions with every heartache and tough decision Saira goes through. But Charaipotra brings humor to her characters and the story that it’s a light sweat read.

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Charaipotra does a wonderful job with description from the food being cooked to the corridors of the hospital. It was easy for readers to immerse themselves into Saira’s world. With so many diverse characters you can’t help but fall in love with all of them…especially Dadi. Family is also a big part of Saira’s life and it was wonderful to see such a positive family dynamic, even if they could be meddling. LOL.

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Should you read this? Yes! Not only do you have hospital drama but a romance. This book was a wonderful read containing humor, drama, heartache and love with a fierce intelligent heroine!




Sona Charaipotra

The author of the YA doc dramedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra is not a doctor — much to her pediatrician parents’ chagrin. They were really hoping she’d grow up to take over their practice one day. Instead, she became a writer, working as a celebrity reporter at People and (the dearly departed) TeenPeople magazines, and contributing to publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. These days, she uses her Masters in screenwriting from NYU and her MFA in creative writing from the New School to poke plot holes in her favorite teen TV shows, like Riverdale — for work, of course. She’s the co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, and the co-author (with Dhonielle Clayton) of the YA dance dramas Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces, as well as the upcoming psychological thriller The Rumor Game. She’s a proud We Need Diverse Books team member. Find her sharing pictures of her kids and her chai on Instagram @sonesone2, and talking writing and books on Twitter @sona_c.
The author of the YA doc dramedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra is not a doctor — much to her pediatrician parents’ chagrin. They were really hoping she’d grow up to take over their practice one day. Instead, she became a writer, working as a celebrity reporter at People and (the dearly departed) TeenPeople magazines, and contributing to publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. These days, she uses her Masters in screenwriting from NYU and her MFA in creative writing from the New School to poke plot holes in her favorite teen TV shows, like Riverdale — for work, of course. She’s the co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, and the co-author (with Dhonielle Clayton) of the YA dance dramas Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces, as well as the upcoming psychological thriller The Rumor Game. She’s a proud We Need Diverse Books team member. Find her sharing pictures of her kids and her chai on Instagram , and talking writing and books on Twitter.

Spotlight: The Forever Series

Today I want to spotlight my good friend author Tara Gallina’s Serial Romance The Forever Series!

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Today Tara is having a giveaway on her website for the new release of The Forever Series 4-in-1 book bundle! You can’t beat that for this wonderful books. Here’s the link to my reviews on the books so you can see why this is a fantastic binge worthy series for the summer.

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Let’s take a look at The Forever Series!

The Forever Series 4-in-1 Book Bundle (New Adult College Romance): Includes: Risking Forever, Daring Forever, Claiming Forever, & bonus novel Sebastian - Risking Forever by [Gallina, Tara]


AT TWENTY, Ainsley knows it’s time to follow her own dreams and not the future planned for her—a future she never wanted. Losing her job couldn’t have come at a worse time.

SEBASTIAN GIANNI isn’t the ideal boss, but he has a position to fill and Ainsley is desperate. The sexy twenty-two-year-old comes from money, owns a successful business, and graduates from college in three months. He has his life together in a way Ainsley could only dream.

NO WONDER her best friend is obsessed with dating him. Even his ex-girlfriend is determined to get him back, although threatening him seems like the wrong approach. Ainsley would be a fool to fall for the guy, too.

BY NO means, should she trust him. He has more secrets than anyone she knows, which makes her wonder if the mafia rumors about him are true. It doesn’t matter that he’s a good listener, and sweet and protective at times. That playful flirty side he shares with her alone means nothing. Right?

WHEN A kiss turns into a secret romance neither can give up, Ainsley learns the truth about Sebastian’s corrupt family and why his ex-girlfriend won’t go away. A future together is near impossible and comes with a risk that could get them both killed—or give them everything they’ve ever wanted.

REVIEWS – Risking Forever – Amazon

• 5 stars – A delightful read! You can’t help but root for Ainsley and Sebastian! They are by far two of my favorite romance novel couples of all time! What I loved most, was that they weren’t just characters on a page looking for love. They were like real people with complex issues they needed to overcome in order to ultimately find happiness. Loved it! ~ Racquel Henry, Black Fox Literary Magazine.

• 5 stars – I couldn’t have been more pleased with this sexy romance! There is wonderful chemistry and a smoldering passion between Ainsley & Sebastian. As their relationship develops you can feel the tension and the passion waiting to explode. There are also many thrills with Sebastian’s rumored connection to the Mafia. ~Tawney Bland,

• 5 stars – Sebastian isn’t you’re usual bad boy. He’s tatted, (yes please) but the man can dress (impeccably I might add). Perhaps it’s those mafia rumors. As Ainsley & Sebastian get to know one another the steamy chemistry is real – definitely worth a read. Due to my hectic work life it’s hard for me to finish reading a book that’s not an audiobook so having a series like this in serialized form makes for the perfect, easy lunch time read. Love it! ~ Elizabeth



Risking Forever: vol 1
Daring Forever: vol 2
Claiming Forever: vol 3
Free bonus novel – Sebastian – Risking Forever: vol 4




The Forever Series is a compilation of 3 serial novels and bonus novel in the hero’s POV. The stories are continuous and meant to be read in sequential order. The average length of each book is around 150 pages in paperback and can be read in a few hours or less.


You are just one click away from the giveaway! Click on the picture below to enter to win this amazing series.

Tara Gallina



Tara Gallina grew up breathing the salty air in a small town near Clearwater Beach, Florida. The sun and sand were her playground, bathing suits and jean shorts her go-to wear.

After moving to Orlando, FL with her hubs, she left the workforce to enjoy motherhood and rekindled her love of writing. While romance is one of her favorite genres, she writes young and new adult and has a soft spot for retellings.

She has two furry writing companions who often steal her seat when she’s working: a mini shih-poo named Bella, and an exotic cat named Tigerlily but who answers to Kitty because the menfolk in the house like it better. Speaking of kitties, she is obsessed with Hello Kitty, has a pink office, thinks everything is better with sparkles, freezes in temperatures below seventy, and is happiest when visiting local hotspots like Disney World or Harry Potter with her family.