Bonded Blog Tour-Recap!

Book: Bonded
Series: Twisted Hearts (#3)
Author: Autumn Sand
Buy your copy: Amazon

Tour:

Indie Book Reviews Bonded Blog Tour Kick Off!

Jennifer R. Promotions Review & Promo

Circle of Stalkers Book Blog Interview

PageofRemedyz Promo Post

Author Reality Jumper Review

Indie Book Reviews Recap (This Post) 

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Goodreads Summary:

Magnum

From the time I laid eyes on Brenda, over a year ago, I wanted to taste every inch of her. The need ran so deep, I pushed her away. That’s my problem. I push everyone away; anyone who dares to get too close. The bonds of my past prevent me from moving forward, but my need for her compels me to break them. Now she’s in danger, and I’ll die before I let anything happen to her. It’s a race against time, between my past and saving her. Will time run out on both of us, or will we forever be bonded?

Brenda

When I first met Magnum, I thought sex was all I wanted. Or at least that’s what I told myself. I haven’t allowed a man into my heart in over ten years, but one moment with him tore down walls that I meticulously built. I’m still forever bonded to a moment in time, ten years ago; a moment that threatens to come back on the ten-year anniversary of that fateful day. Magnum has sworn to protect me, but I’m not sure even he can save me from this nightmare. I’ve always been told that time breaks old bonds but will I be able to break my own and move forward into the unknown with Magnum? Or will our pasts break the bonds that hold us together?

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Autumn SandAutumn Sands was born and raised in New York City. Considering herself a true New Yorker in every way from the restaurants that she eats to the shoe fetish she has. Oh yes at one time Autumn has had a shoe collection of 300 and has the credit card statements to prove it. Other than shoe shopping she has various interests such as reading, writing, and traveling. Autumn has worked in the fashion industry for most of her adult life before pursuing writing. She is reluctant to call herself an author but considers herself a person who writes words that people just so happen to like to read. As you can tell Autumn has a sarcastic sense of humor and loves to make her friends laugh in all occasions. She enjoys a good glass of wine but her go to drink of choice is a Jack Daniels and coke with a twist of lime. None of those froufrou girlie drinks for her.

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The Teddy Bear Chronicles: Volume 1: Saved in Paris Review

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Series: The Teddy Bear Chronicles(Vol. 1)
Author: Donnalyn Vojta
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.86 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

In this first volume of the suspense series (for ages 16+), a young educated Chicago woman, Kelly Donovan, must escape from her luxurious home to get away from her sociopath boyfriend, Mark Flannery, before he takes her to a woodsy cabin for a little “anniversary get-way.” She must plot, lie, and pretend to be happy before she can flee her relationship and her own home, alive. Unforeseen obstacles frustrate her efforts to get away, and Kelly’s family and friends, strangers to one other, must perfectly work together to help her live a life free from threat. The diverse group includes an insecure drama teacher, a brilliant pharmaceutical engineer, and an international businesswoman with a secret that comes in very handy at one critical point.

This story is uniquely narrated by inanimate household teddy bears, which, notwithstanding their immobility, have interesting thoughts and perspectives on the shocking events and intriguing relationships which form before their plastic eyes. These plush bears also get a healthy dose of an entertaining blooming romance when Kelly’s plight takes everyone overseas to Paris. While in France, more scheming, racing to stay steps ahead of Mark, and even physical violence ensue – violence which does not always involve a damsel in distress. To complicate matters further, some of the characters are not necessarily what, or who, they seem. Once the plot’s feverish pace decelerates, the group starts to feel some hope, but is the race really over? The genre-mixing mind-bending narration style makes this novel a sensational ride. Enjoy!

 

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REVIEW:
Stars: 5/5 Stars

Whoa. So this book hit me a lot harder than I though. It deals with abuse in a relationship but in a different approach that a lot of book cover. Rather than being told from  the person being abused, it is told from Teddy Bears. (I’m serious) It was so different that, it made me not want to put it down. I loved it. I read it in a night. I was beyond curious about how it was told and what would happen
I’m not one for Suspenseful books. I never have been. This book is that good. But every chapter kept me going. I loved it. I can’t wait to read more books from Donnalyn Vojta! I couldn’t believe this was her first book. She wrote like a pro. It takes a very talented writer to write a book so different from the norm and have it have such an amazing outcome.

**Disclaimers**
I was sent this book by Author Donnayln Vojta for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Donnayln Vojta!)

Illusionary Blog Tour

Book: Illusionary Illusionary
Author: Desiree Williams
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.5 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

Dorothy got sucked into a tornado.

Alice fell down a hole.

Wendy flew to Neverland.

Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs.

Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life.

Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward.

No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or that, by helping her, the cute storyteller would go crazy. Or that her heart would rip in two when she left. Those would’ve been great facts to know ahead of time.

Considering that nothing in Ur is what it seems, the mission proves to be more than she ever imagined. But more than her own future will be in jeopardy if Kamryn doesn’t succeed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Desiree Williams

Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 5/5 Stars
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I read a lot of good books. This one though. Just wow. My mind is blown. I’m in love with the story, the characters the writing. All of it.

The characters were well written and you really just enjoy them. I don’t want to be too Spoliery. But they way they cross over (You’ll understand at the end) Was AMAZING. I honestly Didn’t see it coming at all. Or the ending for the fact. I was crying a good 15% of the last part of the book.

The Visuals for the scenes and Ur was amazing. GAH. The storyline guys. THE STORYLINE. Oh my gosh. I loved it. I read 3/4 of this book in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down and kept telling myself one more chapter, one more, and then I finished.

I loved the Christian and GOD aspect. I was thinking during the book that maybe, that was who the character was, and I was glad I was right. (For those that aren’t religious, I promise it isn’t overbearing in the book, you will still enjoy it!)

If you get a chance to read this book please please please do. You won’t regret it!

Giveaway!

Desiree has graciously offered to give away the following prizes (giveaway image attached in email): a “Make everyday an adventure” pillow, “Don’t Grow Up! It’s a Trap!” metal sign, book cozy, signed paperback of Illusionary, notebook with pens, sketch book with colored pencils, and a “Eat Cake for Breakfast” travel cup. ~~ Rafflecopter ~~

 
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**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Desiree Williams) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Desiree & God’s Grace Blog Tour ❤ )

Huntress Review

Book: Huntress

Series: Life After (Book 1) 18033139_1535980916411998_8576832909404634837_n

Author: Julie Hall

Buy your copy: Amazon

Goodreads Rating: 4.44 Stars

Goodreads Summary:

No one’s afterlife is as dispiriting as Audrey’s―at least that’s what she believes after waking up dead without her memories and being promptly assigned to hunt demons for the rest of eternity. She’s convinced God’s made a cosmic mistake; after all, she’d rather discuss the color of her nails than break them on angelic weapons.

It doesn’t help that her trainer, Logan, is as infuriating as he is attractive. And just when Audrey and Logan appear close to developing an amicable relationship, a decision made under duress pushes their hearts in a direction neither of them saw coming.

Despite her sub-par fighting abilities, an ancient weapon of unparalleled power chooses Audrey as its wielder, attracting the cautious gazes of her fellow hunters and the attention of Satan himself. With Satan’s eyes now fixed on Audrey, a battle for the safety of the living looms in the shadows.

About the Author

Julie Hall was a late blooming reader, but once captivated, writing became her dream.

14434144Going the practical route in college she earned a business degree from the University of Michigan. After school, she worked in marketing and publicity for both television and film, until she’d had enough of selling other people’s creative expressions.

She miraculously convinced her dashingly handsome husband that having ten years of experience mentoring youth, the idea of quitting her job to write a young-adult novel was the sensible thing to do.

Since then she’s become a puppy mama to a goldendoodle named Bear, and an actual mother to her adopted daughter.

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Review:

Stars: 5/5 Stars

I’m going to start off by saying just go pick up this book now (Seriously, there is no way you can be disappointed)

I LOVED this book. (Might also be my fourth time reading it, and guess what? My view of it never changes, I just love it more and more every time)

Everything having to do with Audrey and Logan was just perfect, and coming from me (The hater of all things Romance, only sometimes though) That is saying something. It isn’t over whelming. Julie made it were Audrey was still B.A.  As in without needing a guy to make her more so. (Can I be more like her please?)

Julie did an amazing job describing afterlife and Heaven, were as a lot of book always tend to over do it, by making it seem unattainable, that isn’t the case here.

I’m trying so hard not to get too spoilery for everyone! I really just loved everything about the writing, the story and the characters.

But don’t take my word for it, pick up a copy now and message me, leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts!

 


**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Julie Hall) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Julie Hall! ❤ )

 

The Water Cave Book Review (And Giveaway!)

Book: The Water Caveunnamed-2
Series: The Transporter Series; Book 1
Author: Rachel Lopez
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.4 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

A sinister experiment gone wrong has come to haunt the life of an innocent girl sixteen years later. Injected with a serum developed by Satan himself, Meadow Fields discovers she is a transporter (a person with the unique ability to transfer their soul between hell and earth).

Unaware of her special gift until the day her soul transports to hell Meadow saves a tall, pale, handsome young man from drowning in the lake of the Water Cave (the outskirts of hell). This striking young man, Mark Angel, has a deep connection with Meadow and wants to help her explore her new found ability.

An unfortunate accident forces Meadow to transport to hell where she is unable to make it back home. Alone and frightened she is faced with the horrors of Satan and his fiends. Time is not on Meadow’s side, the longer she is stuck in hell the more demon like her soul becomes. In the nick of time—and with the help of a newfound ally—Meadow’s soul makes it back to Earth with moments to spare. However, her world is torn apart once more when she is faced with the reality that her loved ones are not who she believed them to be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Lopez is a Respiratory Therapist by day, a Family Coordinator for her church on the weekends, and a writer by night. Rachel lives in Hardin County, KY with her husbandunnamed-3 and three children. She loves to read, write, and to collect new hobbies. Rachel is the author of a series of books in the Transporter Series: The Water Cave, The Cave of Darkness,

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REVIEW:
Stars: 4/5 Stars

It took me awhile to get into the book (Mostly Because I’ve been focused on reading 10 other books..Oops)

Once I got into The Water Cave I couldn’t put it down. I loved how the Underworld was described in the book. (I had some serious Charmed vibes from it)

From the Being I liked Mark (Just my style) At time Meadow seems a little annoying to me but it went away as I kept reading. I felt like in the school scenario  she just didn’t fit in, she was throw into the mixed and force cut into the puzzle of high school. That was one of the main things that really bugged me.

**Disclaimers**
I was sent this book by Author (Rachel Lopes) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to <Rachel!)

Rachel is celebrating the release of The Water Cave with a Facebook party on May 4th at 8PM EST. Prepare for a fun night of chat, games, and giveaways not only with the author, but with special guests Desiree Williams and Sara Baysinger. Facebook Party

Rachel has generously offered to give away a signed paperback of The Water Cave, a $15 Amazon gift card, and a book mark (one winner). Open to US only Giveaway

 

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Blog Tour Schedule

April 25th Launch Day – HOPE through the Pages

April 26th #onelinewednesday – HOPE through the Pages

April 27th Character Interview – HOPE through the Pages // Author Interview – The Overactive Imagination

April 28th Book Review – Pages of Remedyz

April 29th Guest Post (Top 3) – Lands Uncharted

May 1st Book Review – Indie Book Reviews

May 2nd Book Spotlight – Deeply Shallow

May 3rd Author Interview – Zerina Blossom’s Books

May 4th Book Review & Author Interview – Fairies, Fantasy, and Faith // The Water Cave Book Launch Facebook Party

 

Defier Review

Book: Defier: The Girl Who Stood25987793

Series: Defier (Book 1)
Author: Mandy Fender
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.18 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

-A YA novel inspired by Christian bravery that will not only entertain but inspire and challenge your faith!- – Early Reader
Redemptive Fiction Award of Excellence Winner
When her faith makes her a target, Lennox Winters must leave everything she knows behind and face the harsh truth of what her world has become. The raised scar on her chest reminds her she still has a purpose, but is her purpose worth the sacrifice? With a new Regime taking over America and imprisoning Christians, she finds where her real strength comes from. As she rediscovers her faith in Christ, she must decide whether she will stand or bow in the face of her enemies.
They said her faith would be the death of her, but her faith is what made her alive.
Are you brave enough to defy?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
13455621Mandy Fender is an award-winning author, speaker, and blogger who hopes to glorify God and uplift others. She guest blogs for Broken, Beautiful, and Bold and has a monthly inspirational article in a local newspaper. Her writing has been featured in Devozine magazine for teens and Epifiction.

It is her aim to live and love like Christ and her writing is just another avenue to do that. She’s a new homeschool mom and serves in full time ministry with her husband in the great state of Texas.

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REVIEW:
Stars:  5/5 Stars

I absolutely fell in love with Defier. Mandy Fender wrote such an amazing story. The characters were well developed, and pull you into the story. I couldn’t put the book down. I loved how the book doesn’t lead to the idea of a dystopian book until you get a few chapters in. It was a breath of fresh air, with all of the Dystopian books out these days, that throw you right in the middle of all of the chaos, and just expect you to figure it out. You are lead into the story the same way that the Character are. (Might I just say that it takes a Pro to do this right? Go Mandy!)

This book talks about Christianity (If you aren’t religious this won’t be an issue, You’ll understand what I mean when you read. You won’t be bias, or offended ect.) and standing for what you believe in the face of adversity. (The Girl Who Stood, come on. GIRL POWER!)

The story line reminded me a lot of events that happened in the Holocaust, which as a History Major pulled me into the writing more. I wish I could express into better words just how much I love this book.

If you have been looking for a good Dystopian book that you won’t want to put down, pick up Defier now!
**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Mandy Fender) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Mandy!)

**The Author gave me a copy but I choose to write a review. This Review is completely honest and is my own opinions of the book*

Chasing Time Review

Book: Chasing Time33513122
Series: A Love Through Time (Book 1)
Author: Stephany Wallace
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.52 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

How long would you wait for love?
How hard would you fight for it?

Samantha Johnson never thought she would meet her soul mate at the age of five. Yet she did. She is irrevocably in love with the man that has always been there for her. He is her strength, and she is certain he’ll be in her life forever. But she doesn’t realize that life doesn’t go the way we plan, and he is about to rip her heart to pieces.

Jonathan Smith doesn’t believe in love. His parents’ failed marriage is just another testament of the deception people willingly put themselves through. A mistake he will never allow himself to make. No exceptions. He only needs one thing, Sam. She has been his best friend since they were kids. She knows him better than anyone, and he owes her everything.

Until one fated night, and five unforgettable words, changed their lives forever. Now, thousands of miles apart, they will be forced to build a new life. But sometimes the worst of heartbreaks are meant to be.

Can they find their way back to each other, or does true love have an expiration date?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award Winning Author Stephany Wallace, published her debut Paranormal Romance, Hidden Magic, in October 2016 and her Adult Contemporary Chasing Time December 2016. However, she has actually been writing since she was about 12 years old. Thanks to the influence of her Literature Professor who was also a poet, she began to write Poetry, which allowed her passion for writing to grow. Writing songs followed as her passion extended to music. An artist, in passion and heart, she enjoys all forms of Art and occasionally indulges in drawing, playing her guitar, singing, and her poetry. As any die hard Star Wars and Disney fan would naturally do, she moved to Orlando to be closer to Disney a few years back, where she lives happily ever after with her family.

She currently writes YA/NA Paranormal Romance and Adult Contemporary Romance. Shortly after her NPR debut she won two awards as Best Debut Author 2016, Hidden Magic Magic won the award for Best Debut Novel and her character Cynwrig Bresall won Best Book Boyfriend From Another Country.

She has several books in the works at the moment, publication in 2017.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 4.5/5 Stars
** spoiler alert ** So I love this book. I couldn’t put it down. I feel heartbroken by that cliff hanger ending too.

Writing: 5/5
Love Interest 1: 1/5
Love Interest 2: 4/5
That 5 Year later part is gonna haunt me..

Feels on the book:
Samantha: I LOVE HER. It was insta love for me. I felt like I could relate to the character and that is such a big deal for me. I love her story with Jonathan(In the beginning if I’m being honest, more on that later) and Christopher . Just wow. Amazing.

Jonathan: Well I hate to say it but ugh. Just No. I had no love for him at any part of the story except for when he was little. I don’t know if it was just me but I didnt like him. He seemed like what my gen would call a “Fuck boy” I feel bad for hating him but I just didnt like him. (Might be personal reasons but he reminded me of my ex and I spent the WHOLE book wanting to punch him in the face)

Jonathan & Samantha: Ill admit it was super cute that they grew up together and they had a deep connection, but I just didn’t feel like they belonged together (Horrible right?) In my mind I’m just stuck in the the asshole is doing great, go figure. jack off. Samantha deserves better… which leads me to…

Samantha & Christopher: WOW. Okay. I loved them together. I felt like they fixed each other. I didnt feel it in a rebound way I honestly wanted them to be together. I still do. They fit together, they have the same interests and he is amazing. He is the guy Samantha deserves.

Let me say again I love this book. It is going to stay with me, but I can’t help but feel robbed. Jonathan just reminds me way too much of the Guy that you should stay away from when Christopher is much rather the guy you should be with. Maybe its just me?

**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Stephany Wallace) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Stephany!)

**The Author gave me a copy but I choose to write a review. This Review is completely honest and is my own opinions of the book*

Troublemaker Review

Book: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Author: Leah Remini26827675
Buy your copy: Book Depository
Goodreads Rating: 3.97 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost.

That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the first time, revealing the in-depth details of her painful split with the church and its controversial practices.

Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology’s causes grew increasingly intertwined. As an adult, she found the success she’d worked so hard for, and with it a prominent place in the hierarchy of celebrity Scientologists alongside people such as Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile adherent. Remini spent time directly with Cruise and was included among the guests at his 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.

But when she began to raise questions about some of the church’s actions, she found herself a target. In the end, she was declared by the church to be a threat to their organization and therefore a “Suppressive Person,” and as a result, all of her fellow parishioners—including members of her own family—were told to disconnect from her. Forever.

Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini’s remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. This is a memoir designed to reveal the hard-won truths of a life lived honestly—from an author unafraid of the consequences.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Leah Remini is an actor, producer, and #1 New York Times bestselling author. A fixture on television since the age of eighteen, Remini is best known for her beloved role of 6318261Carrie on the nine-season hit The King of Queens. Remini went on to produce and star in one of the earliest and most successful comedic web series, In the Motherhood, and appeared in the movie Old School alongside Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn. In 2010, Remini helped launch and co-hosted the first season of the CBS daytime hit show The Talk, and in 2013 she was seen on the dance floor in Dancing with the Stars. She currently co-stars in the TV Land comedy The Exes and TLC’s reality show Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, which she also created and executive produces. Remini finds great joy in her philanthropic work with numerous and diverse military, women’s, and children’s charities. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 3/5 Stars

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this book, but there wasn’t really an insight that I didn’t get from watching a documentary on Scientology.

It was nice to see her memoir of her experience from Hollywood. I really enjoyed this actually, it was cool to hear about her days with King of Queens (Even though this wasn’t mentioned a lot) Which I was hoping that it would have been.

As for her stepping outside of Scientology it was more of her saying she didn’t like who was apart of it rather than not believe in Scientology. For example it is as if she was saying “I loved the religion of Scientology but I didnt like the people.” That is like saying “I love school but don’t like the teacher or students”

In my option she would have been better off labeling this as a memoir rather than how they publicized this as a”Scientology tell all”

I really hope that Leah Remini decides to write another book that deals more with the Hollywood side or even a book dedicated to her days on King of Queens.

 

**Disclaimers**

I am an affiliate for Book Depository, I do get a percentage of the sells of the book. (From the link included above.)

 

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between Review

Book: Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between

30253864Author: Lauren Graham
*Buy your copy: Here

Goodreads Rating: 4.07 Stars

Goodreads Summary:

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”).

In “What It Was Like, Part One,” Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay “What It Was Like, Part Two” reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.

Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (“If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high”), and she’s a card-carrying REI shopper (“My bungee cords now earn points!”).

Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An American actress, producer, and debut novelist best known for playing Lorelai 1906497Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on Parenthood.

Graham’s debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe is a work based on a fictionalization of her experiences in the New York acting scene in the mid-1990s.In May 2013, the book entered the New York Times best seller list.

Graham signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television and Ellen DeGeneres’ production company A Very Good Production to adapt it into a TV series. The script will be written by her.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 5/5 Stars
Added to Favorites Mostly because she mentioned Morrissey (AKA BAE.)

I LOVE this book. I tried to not finish it in one night. I promise. I was trying to doze off and I couldn’t sleep because I wanted to finish this darn book.
So I decided to go the Audiobook route and I am beyond glad that I did. Lauren’s crazy personality shines through in the audiobook (Have it speed up and she sounds like her inner hyped up Gilmore we have all grown to love)

I’ve decided to add this to my favorites (And suggest it to everyone who will listen) simply because its a perfect book. Its funny and I felt myself smiling and laugh all through it. (It’s been forever since I’ve laughed at a book other then a slight chuckle) Also I cried. Big time. AND STOP WITH THE LAST FOUR WORDS OMG. YOU ARE KILLING ME.

I just want to hug Lauren Graham and tell her to write another memoir type book. I want more. I want to hear more about her.

If you have been thinking about picking this up, do! (Then message me and we will gush about our love of the book)

*I am an affiliate for Book Depository, I do get a percentage of the sells of the book. (From the link included above.)

Start Again Review

Book: Start Again31817161
Series: Start Again Series Book 1
Author: J. Saman
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.58/5 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

Kate Taylor had the perfect life. That is until an accident took everything she had away. For two years she has been living moment to moment and day to day. She’s lost and can’t seem to find her way back. Finally, in a last ditch effort, she decides to leave town in search of a fresh start. In walks Ryan Grant. The perfect man with dark hair and sexy green eyes. Doesn’t hurt that they have smoldering chemistry either. Too bad Kate’s heart and mind are trapped in the past.

Ryan Grant is stuck in limbo, floating through life with work as his only focus. Probably because he’s been betrayed a time or two by the people he thought he could trust. Needing a change, he plans on moving his company west to Seattle. There is just one big problem. He doesn’t fly. So when a girl from his past offers to drive him across the country, how could he say no? Katie is his dream girl after all. Always has been.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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J. Saman.
Is a nurse practitioner living in CT with her husband and three awesome girls. She love all types of novels, but find herself always going back to writing romances. She has several stories in the works so hang tight.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 5/5 Stars

 

Thanks for ripping my heart out. *cries for hours*
So I’ll be honest. I love this book. I loved Katie & Ryan. I love the story line. I love the ending. (And pretty much everything in between, naturally I loved it.)  J. Saman became an auto buy for me now. Eck!
My heart was in this book the whole time I was reading it. Which is a big deal simply because recently I have been going through a huge slump and this book put me in a book hangover. (Thanks, now I’m messed up because I just want to reread this for a couple months)

Katie was such an amazing character. I cried for her when Maggie & Eric were at the hospital in the beginning of the book. It broke my heart, I could never imagine having to go through that. She was so amazing and incredibly strong. Right then in the intro I knew I was in for it.  I cried when she cried at the memories of them. My heart was breaking with hers every time she remembered them.  I never get so attached to characters this quick. but boy did I.

Ryan was gah. I just. I want to hug that boy. (Also other things *wink wink*) I really loved how we find out more about his job as we go rather then knowing straight from the start, defiently makes me interested in the character more. It builds more mystery around him which just makes him more of a heart throb in my personal opinion. Combine that with the fact that he is obviously smart AND Good looking?  Is there a sign up sheet? I want to be on it!
Pick up this book if you get the chance everyone! Your heart will break in all the right ways and be sewn back together. J. Saman did an amazing job! I cannot wait to read the second book.

 

 

**Disclaimers**
I was sent this book by the Author (J. Saman) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to J. Saman!)