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Welcome to Mommasez…., the blog that focuses on all things Literary and a little bit of Celluloid fun also.  To Navigate this site, use the circular buttons above this post. These buttons include Search, Follow Me, About Me, Freebie Downloads and MORE! Below are the tours, book blitzes, cover reveals and giveaways that I’m featuring this month. Thanks for stopping by!!!! (this is a sticky post–keep scrolling down for daily posts)

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Meandering Monday

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I have now taken on proofreading manuscripts as another job. If you know of anyone who is looking to hire an EXCELLENT proofreader (and editor), I’m available! Currently, I am working on a 90K word manuscript and just finished another 90K + word manuscript but I will have openings within the next two weeks. So please let me know if you have need of someone with impeccable skills;) I am also open to proofreading or editing any other items that need some work, i.e. excerpts, summaries, blurbs. And I can write blurbs as well. My email is cc_clubbs@yahoo.com. Drop me a line if interested.

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As I was working on the manuscript this weekend, I played, over and over and over, two albums by my new favorite obsession, I mean musical artist, Birdy. This young woman is sensational. I’ve been going through a phase where I want to hear softer music. Lana Del Ray, Birdy, Gabrielle Aplin, Lindsey Sirling. Birdy has contributed songs to The Fault In Our Stars, Hunger Games, Vampire Diaries, Being Human, and Brave. Lana Del Rey has songs on Maleficient and The Great Gatsby. Lindsey Stirling is the gamer’s dream girl. She has performed for many video games, however, I can’t seem to find a comprehensive list. Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed II are two names that pop up. Gabrielle Aplin has songs featured on Teen Wolf, Made in Chelsea, and Prisoner’s Wives. All wonderful performers that I would suggest you give a listen to.

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Last but not least, come back tomorrow for the grand finale to Second On The Right by Elizabeth Los, the fantastical modern re-telling of Peter Pan, complete with pirates, demons, and a cruise captained by the Mistral Thief. There is so much packed into this post that I can’t tell you everything. However, there are excerpts and links to reviews, interviews, the history of geocaching, character descriptions, information on Captain Hook and historic pirates and ships, and TWO GIVEAWAYS!!! So stop back by tomorrow or better yet, sign up to receive emails for Mommasez…

 

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Buried Appearances by D.E. Haggerty GIVEAWAY

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Buried Appearances

by D.E. Haggerty

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Skylar Dewitt has been ostracised her entire life due to her grandfather’s well-known sympathies with the Nazis. But now her grandfather’s body has been recovered in the Netherlands in an area famous for being a Nazi killing ground. Why would her grandfather be buried in a place legendary for assassinations of resistance members? Skylar jets off to Holland in search of answers about her grandfather’s demise. Along the way she finds long-lost family and old friends but will she solve the mystery of what happened to her grandfather? And maybe she discovers something more valuable than resolving any mystery could be: herself.

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Dreams of Perfection by Rebecca Heflin Review and Giveaway

 

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Dreams of Perfection

by Rebecca Heflin

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What if perfection isn’t truly perfect?

Best-selling romance writer, Darcy Butler, is holding out for perfection in the form of her own carefully-crafted heroes. Once blissfully engaged to be married, Darcy’s post-traumatic commitment phobia is depriving her of the very thing she wants most: her very own happily-ever-after. Now, here she is just six months shy of her thirtieth birthday, and not a Prince Charming in sight.

Successful lawyer, Josh Ryan, is the boy-next-door with a soft spot for the less fortunate, and Darcy’s best friend without benefits. Darcy often comes to him lamenting her love-life, or the lack thereof, whereupon Josh patiently doles out his sage advice. Problem is Josh is in love with Darcy.

But when Darcy finds herself looking into the handsome face of the man who graces the cover of her soon-to-be-released novel, she’s convinced her dreams of perfection have come true. Or have they?

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Buried Appearances by D.E. Haggerty Excerpt and GIVEAWAY

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Buried Appearances

by D.E. Haggerty

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buried appearancesSummary:

Skylar Dewitt has been ostracised her entire life due to her grandfather’s well-known sympathies with the Nazis. But now her grandfather’s body has been recovered in the Netherlands in an area famous for being a Nazi killing ground. Why would her grandfather be buried in a place legendary for assassinations of resistance members? Skylar jets off to Holland in search of answers about her grandfather’s demise. Along the way she finds long-lost family and old friends but will she solve the mystery of what happened to her grandfather? And maybe she discovers something more valuable than resolving any mystery could be: herself.

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Endangered Hearts by Amanda Lance Review

 

Endangered Hearts

by Amanda Lance

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Emilia Ward is being watched.

And it isn’t just by her mother’s creep of a boyfriend or one of her many employers. Instead, she is certain it something else—someone else. However, in a life with college classes and alcoholic mother to look after, Emilia doesn’t have time to explore her suspicions. She would much rather think about her new job at Iram Manor, and more importantly—its mysterious and alluring owner.

After a lifetime of isolation and trapped in a disfigured body Kasper Zafar thought he knew pain. Confining himself to his work as an architect and the love of his music, he never expects the beautiful Emilia Ward to enter his life. Young and naive, his new housekeeper does not flinch at the sight of him, and is even so bold as to call him her friend.

Determined to teach her in all worldly things, the opposites grow closer and the role of student and teacher interchange. Yet Emilia’s life outside the manor is not a happy one, and when Kasper’s attempt to watch over her fails, both will discover than love may be the most painful thing of all.

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Book Links:

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My Review:

Fantastic story that is a four star read! I enjoyed it from the first page because I’m a romantic at heart and was raised on fairytales. And author Amanda Lance starts the intrigue and romance from page one. Endangered Hearts is the modern take on Beauty and The Beast with a bit of Phantom of The Opera thrown in. Sweet and sad, both Emilia and Kasper are victims of society–Emilia is poor white trash and Kasper is hideously deformed. Despite their insecurities, an attraction forms between them. I had to see how this improbable love match would turn out so I read it in one day and it went quickly:) Gold stars for an awesome plot, great characters, and a story that will make the coldest heart melt!

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I’m a twenty-four year old writer and reader of all things interesting. I was a creative writing major at Warren County Community College. I then went on to Thomas Edison State College where I completed my BA in English and my master’s in liberal arts, respectively. Now, I live in Easton, PA with my other half and our spoiled dog, Chance (also known as “go away” and “what did you do?”)

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Bloodpledge by Tima Maria Lacoba Excerpt and Giveaway

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Bloodpledge

by Tima Maria Lacoba

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Bloodpledge continues Alec and Laura’s story from Bloodgifted. Having undergone the Ritual and induction into the vampire community, Laura— the prophesised Child of Light and Darkness and last of the Ingenii—takes her place as Alec’s consort and First Lady of the Brethren. But resentment and anger grow at Alec’s privileged position as daywalker.

Among a powerful few, alliances are made and conspiracies formed, threatening a war that could destroy them all and endanger every human on Earth—creatures who would do anything to prevent the curse from ending. Now Alec and Laura must invoke the Pledge, an ancient ceremony that enforces Brethren loyalty to the Principate.
When Laura’s ex-boyfriend, Detective Inspector Matt Sommers, turns up with a threat that could expose Alec, the battle for their world and their lives begins.
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The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand Review and Giveaway

 

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The Chocolate Kiss

by Laura Florand

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Up for Book of the Year at the Romantic Times convention!

*Reviewers Choice Book of the Year nominee!

*Winner of the Romantic Times Seal of Excellence.

*Dear Author Recommended Read and a Best Book of 2013

*Smart B*’s Sizzling Book Club Pick and a Best Book of 2013 for Kindle Love Stories

*A Romance Novels for Feminists Best Book of 2012

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True Blue by Susan Rae Book Tour and Review

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True Blue

by Susan Rae

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            Sometimes we must revisit the past to embrace our future.

Twenty-four years ago, the murder of a Chicago police officer changed Joey DeLuca’s life.  He lost his best friend and first love, Meghan McConnell, when her mother whisked her out of town.  Now, on the eve of another officer’s death, Meghan is back and about to step into his life again.

There is very little gray in Joey’s line of work as a Lt. Detective–it is either black or white, right or wrong. But Meghan’s insistence on finding answers to her father’s murder threatens those beliefs and throws his marriage to CPD Detective Andi, his career, and the entire DeLuca family in jeopardy when new revelations come to light.

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