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What_the_Lady_WantsThanks to Jessica Butler of Berkley/NAL, I am giving away one print copy of What the Lady Wants.

Book Description:

In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: “Give the lady what she wants.” His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. 
The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of Chicago, she can’t imagine how much her life, her city, and her whole world are about to change. Nor can she guess that the agent of that change will not simply be the fire, but more so the man she meets that night.…

Leading the way in rebuilding after the fire, Marshall Field reopens his well-known dry goods store and transforms it into something the world has never seen before: a glamorous palace of a department store. He and his powerhouse coterie—including Potter Palmer and George Pullman—usher in the age of robber barons, the American royalty of their generation.
But behind the opulence, their private lives are riddled with scandal and heartbreak. Delia and Marshall first turn to each other out of loneliness, but as their love deepens, they will stand together despite disgrace and ostracism, through an age of devastation and opportunity, when an adolescent Chicago is transformed into the gleaming White City of the Chicago’s World’s Fair of 1893.

About Renee Rosen:

Renée Rosen is the author of ‘Dollface’ and the young adult novel, ‘Every Crooked Pot’. She lives in Chicago where she is at work on a new novel.


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Review: Twinkle by SJ Parkinson

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 29, 2014
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TwinkleThe ‘Twinkle’ tour started on September 26th with two giveaways, one was for one copy of ‘Twikle’ and the other is for an entire library of SJ Parkinson books.  That is 5 different books in total.  These giveaways are still open, you can find them here.  You are going to want to go enter to win, once you read my review!

Description of ‘Twinkle’:

Publisher: SJ Parkinson (July 14, 2014)
Category: Science Fiction, Thriller
Tour Date: October/November, 2014
Available in: Print & ebook, 600 Pages

In the newest book from award winning author, SJ Parkinson, The richest man in the world wants to celebrate the July 4th holiday as never before. In a bid to get into the record books, a global fireworks show is staged from orbit. Satellites drop pyrotechnics into the atmosphere, thrilling everyone from the Arctic to the Antarctic with their rich colors and massive explosions in every time zone.

The next day, people around the globe begin to lose their sight. Governments crumble, society degenerates, and infrastructure falls into chaos. Humanity finds itself stumbling in the dark and losing all hope.

A few fortunate individuals retain their vision. Attempting to deal with the growing despair around them, they come together to discover the true purpose and origin of the affliction. They race to find a cure before the world is subjugated under an invading power.

My Thoughts:

First, I have to tell you that I watch the book trailer for this book and knew I had to read it.  That is really surprising since I don’t usually like book trailers.  So many just seen kind of tacky to me.  However, the one for Twinkle, just sucked me in!  You can view it when you go enter the giveaways, here.

‘Twinkle’ opens on July 3rd, the day before the big 4th of July celebration.  This year is going to be different and just about every country in the universe will be included in the celebration, thanks to Sir Marcus Brandon.  He has planned a global fireworks display in all time zones. To make this possible, the fireworks will be dispatched from orbit.

The fireworks go exactly as planned and are the best display, ever seen.  However, 24 hours after each time zone has seen them, all people who viewed them go blind.  It is quickly determined that it must have been the fireworks themselves that did this.  It later becomes to light in the U.S. that it was an act of terror by those contracted to do the fireworks display.

Luckily, not everyone saw the fireworks.  It was up to them to care for the blind, try to find a cure, and right this wrong.

‘Twinkle’ is much more thriller than science fiction.  In fact, the science fiction is really just when dealing with the fireworks.  It is a heart pounding thriller with evil, humanity, and even a dash of romance. It truly has something for everyone.

Some readers have mentioned that it is a little slow to read for the first 100 pages.  For me, it was a bit slow the first 80 pages, while the large cast of characters were introduced as well as some of the different militaries were explained.  However, I was glad that SJ Parkinson took the time to do this because later, I found out the importance of this.  Once the fireworks went off, I could not turn the pages fast enough!

Though I don’t read many science fiction or thriller books, ‘Twinkle’ has left me wanting to read more.  I loved it!  I highly recommend ‘Twinkle’!


I received the ebook version for my honest review.

Giveaway: Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 28, 2014
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Lizzy & Jane 150Thanks to Jocelyn Kelley of  Kelley & Hall Book Publicity, I am giving away one print copy of Lizzy and June.

Book Description:

Lizzy and Jane never saw eye to eye. But when illness brings them together, they discover they may be more like Austen’s famous sisters after all.

Lizzy was only a teenager when her mother died of cancer. Shortly after, Lizzy fled from her home, her family, and her cherished nickname. After working tirelessly to hone her gift of creating magic in the kitchen, Elizabeth has climbed the culinary ladder to become the head chef of her own New York restaurant, Feast. But as her magic begins to elude her, Paul, Feast’s financial backer, brings in someone to share her responsibilities and her kitchen. So Elizabeth flees again.

In a desperate attempt to reconnect with her gift, Elizabeth returns home. But her plans are derailed when she learns that her estranged sister, Jane, is battling cancer. Elizabeth surprises everyone—including herself—when she decides to stay in Seattle and work to prepare healthy, sustaining meals for Jane as she undergoes chemotherapy. She also meets Nick and his winsome son, Matt, who, like Elizabeth, are trying to heal from the wounds of the past.

As she tends to Jane’s needs, Elizabeth’s powers begin to return to her, along with the family she left behind so long ago. Then Paul tries to entice her back to New York, and she is faced with a hard decision: stay and become Lizzy to her sister’s Jane, or return to New York and the life she worked so hard to create?

About Katherine Reay:

Katherine Reay has lived all across the country and Europe and has just moved with her family to Chicago. She is a writer, wife, mom, runner, and, most randomly, a tae kwon do black belt.

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