Interview and Giveaway: Kim Amos, Author of A Kiss to Build a Dream On

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Kim!  What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

{Kim Amos] Toast the ghost! He’s a stuffed ghost I found at Target one year on the Halloween clearance rack. He looked so lonely, so I took him home, and now I sleep with him even though I’m probably well past the age when I should be sleeping with stuffed anything but, hey, he’s super snuggly! When I travel, he always comes with me.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.

{Kim Amos] Post-Its (I’m forever making lists, hoo boy do I love a good list), Tana French’s novel THE SECRET PLACE (it’s amazing, everyone should read it, especially mystery lovers), and an antique pen that’s gilded and lovely, which my wonderful sister-in-law bought me.

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves -

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Okay, so wow!  What a week in Romancelandia, huh?  I’m still trying to wrap my head around the revelation that Jane from Dear Author is also a secret best-selling author.  While I applaud her success, I feel duped that the “for readers, by readers” site is actually helmed by a NA author.  That was a big Oh Dear!  moment for me last week.  It’s like the biggest April Fool’s joke ever, except that blog readers are the  fools.

If you are unaware of the situation and want to get up to speed, check out these posts:

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#Zombies! Novella Review: Please Remain Calm by Courtney Summers

 

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

Please Remain Calm picks up right where This is Not a Test left off, but from Rhys’ POV.  At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about that, but I actually liked his narration better than Sloane’s.  Rhys is a straight forward kind of guy, and while he is torn up over what he had to do to his parents on the first awful night of the zombie apocalypse, he has done a fairly good job of moving past the ordeal.  While he does suffer from nightmares, he counts himself lucky to be alive, and he is determined to stay that way, so that his parents’ deaths will mean something.  Unlike Sloane, he is not suicidal, and he strives to find some sort of normal in the new horror of his existence.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Sebastian’s Lady Spy by Sharon Cullen

 

  Please give a warm welcome to Sharon Cullen!  She’s here to chat about spies. 

Top Five Female Spies by Sharon Cullen

First of all I want to thank you for hosting me today. I’m so excited about the release of Sebastian’s Lady Spy. This was a fun book to write because these two characters were so suited for each other but too hard-headed to realize it until it was almost too late.

Usually when we hear about spies, we hear about male spies but there were plenty of female spies throughout the ages that had an impact on history.

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#Zombies! Review: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

I’ve had a copy of This is Not a Test moldering in my TBR for a while.  I had purchased a print copy from Amazon, but since my reading preferences have changed and I prefer reading eBooks now, it just sat in a box.  Then I noticed that the library had acquired a digital copy, I was in the mood for a zombie story, so I hit the Borrow button.

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Review: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

After reading Vision in Silver, I wanted to read another book with wolves.  While Patricia Briggs’ werewolves have little in common with Anne Bishop’s Wolves, Cry Wolf was a great choice.   I was a little confused at first, but I really enjoyed this story and the characters, and I’m am looking forward to reading the other Alpha and Omega books.

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Interview with Sarah Hegger, Author of Nobody’s Angel and Giveaway

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Sarah!  Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Sarah Hegger] Dog-loving, teen-wrangling, hopeless romantic.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Nobody’s Angel?

[Sarah Hegger] Nobody’s Angel is a redemption story. Recovering alcoholic, Lucy, goes back home to Willow Park to find peace and forgiveness in order to move forward with her life.

Most notably, the former love of her life, Richard Hunter. Lucy broke his heart when she blew out of town nine years ago and it’s a scar that’s never fully healed for either of them.

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