Review: Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman || Blog Tour || Where damoiselle in distress meets kick-ass princess

Welcome to my tour stop of Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Title: Ninja Girl
Author: Cookie O’Gorman
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Action, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Format: Ebook
Published: March 30th, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she’s not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards.

One stolen kiss…

Ash Stryker’s senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he’s stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. On top of that, thanks to the death threats his dad’s received, Ash has a security tail aka professional babysitters. When the mystery girl from the movies shows up at his school, rappelling from the rafters, Ash knows one thing: he won’t let her get away again.

One interesting job proposition…

After a seemingly random attack, Ash’s mother surprises everyone. She hires Snow to be Ash’s personal bodyguard until after the election. But can Snow’s kick-ass skills hold up against the rising threats to Ash’s family? More importantly, can Ash convince his ninja girl to screw ethics and kiss him again?

Opposites attract in this YA romance where a smooth talker meets his match in the tough girl who (literally) sweeps him off his feet. Moral of the story:

Sometimes even bad boys need a bodyguard.


This was such a cute read! I loved it so much and I fell in love with the characters. Like Adorkable, this book definitely didn’t disappoint. You can read my review of Adorkable, here.

Snow-Soon worships only one person in this planet and that is Bruce Lee. Ash Stryker is new in town and his father is running for the state Senate but constant death-threats are keeping them on edge. Both families are surprised when Ash’s mother announces she wants Snow as Ash’s bodyguard. Both of them can’t deny the budding chemistry between them but when they are forced to face the actual danger, will she be able to protect Ash?

As I already stated, I loved this book so much! The plot was very enjoyable and there was not a single dull moment in this book. Snow isn’t like the other girls, to prove she can also be spontaneous she kisses a random guy in the movie theatre who turns out to be the new boy in town whose father is running for the state Senate. I loved Snow from the very beginning and I could also relate to her so much. And kudos to the diversity of this book where the female lead is Korean. She might have been a kickass girl but she was kind of shy in Ash’s presence and she had a close-knit group of friend who loved her so much, I liked their friendship aspect of this book.

Ash was certainly a swoon-worthy character. When he finally saw Snow again, he knew he couldn’t let her go. I loved his persistence and how he won her over, albeit some instances were a bit childish but he tried. I loved his sense of humour and sometimes he could he pretty funny.  And I definitely loved the twist of having a female bodyguard for a guy! I was downright outraged when I understood who was behind the kidnapping and the death threats but I saw the twist coming but this one of the books where you feel satisfied when are find out you are right. I loved how everything fell into place and I was left satisfied with the ending.

Overall, Ninja Girl was a great read. The plot was executed neatly and I enjoyed the characters so much. I loved the romance between Ash and Snow. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by this author!

Recommend it?

Yes!


Author Bio:

Cookie O’Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE is out now!

Author Links:

Website || Twitter|| Facebook|| Goodreads

Buy Link:

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So guys, have you picked up this book yet? Or is it already in your tbr?

Mini Movie Reviews! || Where I rant and gush about my favourite characters

Name: The Shallows
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo
Release Date: 24 June 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

Nancy loves surfing just like her mother. After her death, she faded away from her family. One day, while surfing, she finds herself stuck in the feeding ground of a great white shark. It becomes her ultimate challenge to reach the shore with her life intact. I watched this a few weeks ago with my mother and damn this was an awesome movie. I was on the edge from the very start and there were definitely nail-biting moments. The visuals were amazing and I absolutely loved how Blake Lively portrayed her character.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Name: Power Rangers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks
Release Date: 24 March 2017 (USA)
My Rating:

First of all, don’t roll your eyes, mister! Power Rangers will always have a special place in my heart. Anyway, my brother and I had planned to see this movie together since the trailer came out and I was so giddy when it was finally released in our country and we had a blast.

Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Zack, and Trini are all outcasts. After a particular incident, they discover a strange new world under the mine where they learn they are destined to be the Power Rangers to save the world from the power hungry Rita.

This movie focused a lot on the friendship than the actual action which came up way later on. I kind of liked that though I wished they had morphed a little earlier. When they learned that the stones had chosen them and they were to be the Power Rangers, their reluctance to take such a huge responsibility made them more realistic. And yay for diversity when Zack finally discovers Trini is gay but there was kind of obvious chemistry between them. Nonetheless, I loved how all of them bonded together to finally defeat Rita and when they finally morphed, it gave me goosebumps, I felt like I was back in standard 5 when I as a huge Power Ranger fan. The morphing in this movie was a new concept which I definitely favoured more than how they usually did it. Overall, it was a funtastic movie.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Name: Doctor Strange
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen
Release Date: 4 November 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

For Dr. Stephen Strange, his hands are everything with which he performs miracle surgeries one after another. But after a horrific car accident which renders him helpless, he seeks help in the mystic arts.

I had a lot of expectations from this movie but in the end, I was disappointed. There were definitely great moments but it didn’t manage to surpass my expectations. After an accident which damages the nerve tissues of his hands, he goes to Katmandu, Nepal to learn how to overcome his difficulties. There he meets the Ancient One who teaches him how to harness his inner powers to beat his problems. Sometimes, things got a little complicated to understand, other times it was enjoyable. Strange’s cape was pretty amusing and I hope we get to learn a bit more about it in the sequel. I liked the ultimate battle between Dormammu, the ruler of the dark planet and Dr. Strange and albeit it was a bit funny as well. But it was kind of weird to see Mordo going evil because he didn’t agree with the Ancient One’s and Strange’s rule.

The ending with Thor surprised me and I guess we have to wait to know what happens next (if there’s a next).

Recommend it?

Yes.


Name: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

I was not originally going to review this movie but then again, why the hell not. Anyway, this was one of the best 3D movies I have ever seen and I loved it so freaking much.

Newt comes to New York in search of a particular magical beast but he ends up accidentally swapping his suitcase full of magical creatures with aspiring baker Jacob Kowalski which ends up with some of the creatures escaping. He is taken in by Tina who is a part of “magical police” who takes them to their home where Queenie, her sister is present. Together, they set on an adventure to capture all the creatures but something far more dangerous may be brewing underneath.

This movie was such a blast. I was hooked right from the start and there was not a single dull moment. I loved Newt, seriously who wouldn’t fall for that guy! He cared for the beasts like his own children and that was an adorable sight. I enjoyed his adventure alongside Jacob, Tina, and Queenie so much. Each of the characters were unique in their own way. One of the most interesting aspects of this movie was the obscurus, and how finally we could link it to Ariana (Dumbledore’s sister), I can’t wait to learn more about it. I hated how Graves treated Credence and I never saw the twist coming, I was so sure what it was going to be but then it hit us on the face! We also finally got a glimpse of the infamous Grindelwald and I am sooo eager to see how it all goes down!

Recommend it?

Yes!


Name: Moana
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams
Cast/Voice: Stars: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Release Date: 23 November 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

This was the best animated movie I have ever seen in my entire life!! Moana longs for a life out in the seas but her father forbids her to go near the water as he wants her to take responsibility as the next leader of their clan. But something is happening to the forest, all the trees and dying and there are no fish anymore. She knows she has to restore the heart of Te fiti to make everything okay again but she can’t do that without the help of the Demigod Maui who nobody has seen for hundreds of years.

This movie was so epic! I laughed and cried and I felt I was in a grand adventure alongside Moana. Her ability to not give up gave me so much hope. Maui was a character I didn’t know what to think of at first but slowly he crept up to my heart. I enjoyed the backstory of the Maui and Moana’s tribe. When Moana finally finds Maui, with much reluctance, he set sails on the course with Moana to restore Te fiti’s heart but not without facing enormous difficulties on the way. I loved Moana’s affinity with the water and how it helped her whenever she was in trouble. The lava monster was the most difficult hurdle on their way, it was also the one which nearly cost Maui his life so many years ago but I never saw the twist coming! It was so freaking good and I was in tears and the ending left me satisfied. The songs in the movie were extraordinarily good, I enjoyed them so much.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Name: Ballerina
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Eric Summer, Éric Warin
Cast/Voice: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler
Release Date: December 2016
My Rating:

I saw this just yesterday and it was such an adorable movie. Felicie and Victor are best friends and together they run away from their orphanage to Paris to make their dreams come true. Felicie wants to be a renowned ballerina whereas Victor dreams of being the greatest inventor on this planet.

There is a thing about animated movies, they manage to fill you with hope every single time and this movie was no different. I enjoyed it so much. Felicie dreams of becoming a dancer and when she discovers ballet, she knows what she wants to become. Though she takes refuge to lies but I understood under what condition she had to do so and she was genuinely sorry for that as well. One thing that I didn’t like about Felicie was that how she put aside Victor’s feelings, it was pretty clear from the start that Victor liked her and Felicie was aware of that somewhat, yet she still treated him like crap. I was happy to see her finally come to her senses and I loved the relationship which she developed with Odette, the mysterious caretaker, who took her under her wings. Also, I don’t remember if I have ever seen a dance face-off in animated movies before and on top of that a ballet face-off, it was pretty awesome!

Recommend it?

Yes.


So, have you guys seen any of the movies in my list? If yes, what are your thoughts about them?

Daydreaming Discussions: Reading multiple Books at a Time!

daydreaming discussions

Hey there guys! Welcome to Daydreaming Discussions. This is a monthly feature created by me where I discuss anything bookish related or sometimes it might be about any non-bookish things as well. Also, be prepared for a lot of ramblings and rantings and you’re very welcome to be a part of the discussion.

Today I wanted to talk about-

So, I have developed a habit of reading multiple books at a time. When I started blogging, I saw so many people reading 2-3 books at a time, some even 5, so definitely that was quite shocking as well as surprising. I couldn’t even imagine how some people could read so many books at a time and I was like:

Okay, so not this dramatic but oh well sometimes I quite can be…. But that’s a discussion for some other time. Or maybe not. 🙂

If you had asked me about this five years ago, my answer would have been oh hell no! But my perspective has changed over the years. Now, I can easily accommodate 3 books at a single time, sometimes even squeeze in a fourth one. I mostly read one paperback along with 1 or 2 e-books. A few days ago I was discussing this with my friends in college and their reaction was something like this:

And I was like ding ding ding… new discussion topic(ing!).

Yeah. I know. -.-

Anyway, list most of my discussion posts, this will have a pros and cons list as well. So here goes,

Pros-

🔹 First of all, I’m a very moody reader, I love fantasy and science fiction but in the midst of the death and drama, I sometimes need a little break or two and that’s where a second or third book comes in.

🔹 There are times I need to finish a review copy but I am not feeling like it, so adding another book alongside that works wonders for me. It kind of gives me the necessary break from that book so that I end up enjoying both of them!

🔹 When a book fails to hold my attention, I put it down and gorge one or two others before picking it up, or sometimes I read a chapter of that book along with the other books if I really want to finish that one and yup, I’m in the end before I know it.

🔹 It saves time. Duh! When you have a HUGE tbr pile like mine, reading multiple books at a time helps to catch up with that enormous pile of books just sitting there waiting and calling your name…

Cons-

🔹 One (and only) of the major setbacks of reading multiple books at the time is when you have got a brain of a squirrel! Sometimes when I read a book and jump to the next one, the information tends to mash up which leads to utter chaos and confusion. Oh well, you get what I mean.

But seriously, there are quite simple methods to solve this one, if you go through the same problem like me (which I tend to forget 99% of the time… but shush!)

🔹 Make notes while reading.

🔹 Or you can also read one chapter at a time. It helps to remember things more clearly. But hey… when have you seen us bookish people just leave it at one chapter?

You guys know what, this post should have been up an hour ago but I was searching Supernatural gifs which led me to Pinterest and then…. I got lost! And before you guys ask any questions regarding this, I’ll just leave this here…


So guys, what are your thoughts on this matter? Do you love reading multiple books at a time or prefer to give your full attention to a single book?

Review: Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant || Where maths makes magic

Title: Zenn Diagram
Author: Wendy Brant
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Page Count and Format: 332 pages, Ebook
Published: April 4th 2017 by KCP Loft
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

An irresistible novel about math and romance, with a hint of the paranormal.

Being a math genius is not exactly a ticket to popularity for seventeen-year-old Eva. Even worse, whenever she touches another person or their belongings, she gets glimpses of their emotions, secrets, and insecurities, making her keep her distance from everyone. So when Eva realizes she can touch Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist, without getting visions — only sparks — she finds herself drawing closer to him. But then she discovers the history that links them, and the truth threatens to tear the two apart.

Readers will swoon over Zenn and connect with Eva, the most fully drawn prodigy in teen fiction today.


I went into this book with low expectations but this book definitely exceeded it. There were definitely ups and downs but the characters grew on me and in the end, I loved it!

Eva gets fractals when she touches anybody, due to this she maintains her distance from everybody until she meets Zenn. He is the only person she can touch. They are both different and a lot alike. The two starts to grow closer not knowing the secret that ties them together. When the truth gets revealed, it may shatter any hope of the possibility of a future they had hoped together.

The plot was refreshing and I enjoyed it quite a lot. Eva is different from everybody, whenever she touches anyone she gets a glimpse into their lives in the form of fractals. I didn’t exactly know what exactly that was and I have to say, it definitely made this book more interesting. Due to the fractals, she gets major headaches sometimes among other things and because of that she mostly kept everybody at a distance. But I enjoyed the fact that she definitely used her fractals to her advantage as well, by learning where her student’s problem lay in maths during her tutoring sessions. (Oh, how much I wish I was even a little bit good in maths like her…)

One of the things I didn’t enjoy about this book was that nothing much practically happens in the first part of the book, we get to see the full of Zenn way later on. The second half of the book was way more interesting than the first half which made the first half a bit of a drag on.

Nonetheless, I pretty much loved the characters. Eva was definitely an interesting and Zenn was equally swoon-worthy. I loved how much they cared for each other and another thing which was refreshing was that they talked about the difficulties and problems that came into their way maturely. I kind of saw the plot twist coming which was a bummer. Anyway, their friendship developed slowly into something more which I absolutely loved and their chemistry was awesome! The ending was kind of cheesy but it left me satisfied.

Overall, Zenn Diagram was an enjoyable read. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. The romance between Zenn and Eva was absolutely amazing! The writing was smooth and easy to read though the pace was a little faster in the latter half of the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So, guys have you read this yet? What do you think about this book? Want to give it a chance? Or is it in your tbr?

Blogger Spotlight: Interview with Liesje @ A Thousand Lives!

Hey, guys! Welcome to Blogger Spotlight. This feature is going to contain interviews, guest post, and other fun stuff! So stay tuned for more fun in the future.

For this month’s edition, I bring you an awesome Q&A by Liesje @ A Thousand Lives! Don’t forget to check out her blog!

1. Tell us a little about your blog and how you first got into blogging?

My blog is called A Thousand Lives. I blog about books and my travel experiences. Before I started blogging, I loved talking about my reading adventures. But I noticed few people around me were as passionate about the books. Let’s say we weren’t really on the same page.

Bad pun. Sorry.

Then my sister gave me the idea of starting a blog. I have always been intrigued by the idea of having a blog, but I was very hesitant and not confident enough to take the step.
One day I had enough of my worries and told myself that I should simply see what happens. And here I am, still in love with blogging since the moment I started!

2. Have you ever been in a blogging slump? If yes, how do you overcome it?

I have been in a blogging slump. It’s not fun, not at all. I had a feeling that I had nothing to say and what I was writing wasn’t interesting. I decided to take it slow and not post as much as I normally did. I really didn’t enjoy putting off blogging, but in the end, it helped me. After a while, I missed blogging like before and decided to put more time in it again. And that’s how I overcame it!

3. Name three of your most awaited reads this year.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas, Literally by Lucy Keating, When dimple met rishi by Sandhya Menon.

4. Tell us the one bookish destination you love absolutely love to visit.

I’m very curious to see Caraval in real life. Although the book didn’t impress me very much, I still thought that the world of Caraval was very interesting and I would love to explore it.

5. What are your interests outside blogging?

Traveling, music, going out with friends, writing & reading, photography, pilates, interior design, shopping.

6. Can you name a few of your book boyfriends?

Will Herondale (a classic) and Warner are my two ultimate book boyfriends.

7. What is your most favourite and least favourite thing as a blogger?

My most favorite thing about being a blogger is the chance to meet new, amazing people every day. I never could’ve imagined how positive and inspiring this community could be.

My least favorite thing is the insecurity I have about myself as a blogger. I recently made a post about that (hint hint ;)).

8. Where would you like to be in blogging five years from now?

I hope that I’ll still be busy with blogging. It’s my wildest dream to turn my blog into my job. But in the meantime, I am very happy with what I have now.

Now, time for some quick questions. You ready? Let’s go!

Coffee or tea?

Tea, I don’t drink coffee.

Fantasy or Contemporary?

Fantasy. But I appreciate contemporary also, but less than fantasy.

Pizza or burgers?

Burgers.

Cats or dogs?

Cats. They are my spirit animal, haha.

Hogwarts or Narnia?

Hogwarts!


Blogger Bio:

Liesje of A Thousand Lives is an almost-adult blogging about books and her travels. In her spare time, she devours books, listens to music non-stop and attempts to draw or paint. And of course, she blogs.

Follow her on:

Blog || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Pinterest


Soo I hope you guys enjoy the interview!

Review: Maybe Never by Sadie Allen || Plus Interview!

Title: Maybe Never
Author: Sadie Allen
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 231 pages, Ebook
Published: February 20th, 2017 by Sadie Allen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

One golden boy…

Judd Jackson had it all—star football player with a college scholarship, perfect family, tons of friends, and a beautiful girlfriend. He was the most popular guy in town … until a family secret burned it all to the ground. Now, he’s the object of scorn and ridicule, and the only thing he has left is his scholarship and counting down the days until he can leave town.

One goal-oriented girl…

Sunny Blackfox was alone in the world, but she had big plans and big dreams to keep her occupied. She didn’t have time for anyone in her life. That was, until she came to the rescue of the boy she always had a thing for.

They have everything going against them, but maybe, if they are lucky, they will make it out of town after graduation together … or maybe never.


This book was so much more than I expected and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I fell in love with this story and I enjoyed the ride till the very end.

Judd Jackson had it all, from college scholarship to best friends and a hot girlfriend. But everything goes down in drain when one his family secrets is revealed and he becomes their new target of bullying until Sunny comes into the picture. She always had a thing for Judd and when they are made class partner, an unlikely friendship form between the two which escalates into something more they both can’t deny.

I really enjoyed the plot. The story was pretty engaging right from the start and I couldn’t put this book down! After a family secret gets revealed, Judd becomes an outcast and the subject of bullying from his very own friends and girlfriend. I really hated how he was treated for something that was not even his fault which revealed how superficial his friends were.

“You only really knew who your true friends were when you were at your lowest with nothing to offer. After the smoke cleared, that was when you finally saw who was left standing beside you.”

I liked Judd, he was a great guy but I wished he stood up more for himself. His anger with his father’s situation was just but I wished we got to learn a bit more about it but I felt satisfied with the ending. Anyway, I loved Sunny! She was upfront and didn’t take any shit from people. When she chose Judd’s side, it did bring her a lot of trouble but I was glad she didn’t back up from them.

The chemistry between Judd and Sunny was pretty great, their relationship developed slowly and I fell in love with their romance! Those two were definitely not devoid of flaws but together, they were perfect. I really enjoyed Molly’s character, she was a great best friend and I definitely can’t rule out Sally, she was a great parent figure for her. But the one character that I truly hated was Sunny’s dad, I’m so glad he got the deserved punishment for what he did.

Overall, Maybe Never was a great read! The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. I really enjoyed the romance between Judd and Sally and I couldn’t stop myself from wanting more. The writing was smooth and beautiful and the pace was even throughout the book. I am absolutely keeping my eyes out for the next book by this author!

Recommend it?

Yes!

Don’t forget to scroll down to read the amazing interview of Sadie Allen!


Interview!

Hey there! I’m so glad to have you on my little blog today!

S: Hi! It’s good to be here! 🙂

1. How did the idea of Maybe Never come to your mind?

The idea actually came to me during an episode of Dr. Phil. The show had on a man with two daughters, one was middle school age and the other was in her late teens or early twenties. He had decided to transition to female and basically cut his daughters from his life. The oldest shook with fury as she confronted him about his decision to become female and for not being a part of her younger sister’s life. She didn’t understand his decision because to her he was the epitome of masculinity. He was a police officer, outdoorsman, gun enthusiast, and loved sports. How could a man like that want to become a woman? She just couldn’t wrap her mind around it. The younger daughter, I think her problem was him not contacting her. She wanted him in her life, but he didn’t think either daughter could accept him for who he was… The whole situation struck me as very sad. America was also going through a social upheaval at the time and that influenced me quite a bit. It all just got me thinking “what if…” and thus Judd Jackson was born. I wanted to create a world where young people were dealing with these social issues and overcoming them. That where there is love, there is a way.

2. Tell us a bit about your writing process.

I start out with a bunch of vague notes about a story, mainly bullet points in a notebook, and it could be a physical description of a character, a place, snippets of dialogue, or a central issue I want to discuss. Then, I open my laptop and start fleshing out the ideas that are in my notebook and see where they take me. I’m a mom to three kids, the youngest being almost 7 months old, so I write whenever I have an opportunity. Sometimes I can catch a moment during the day, but a lot of my writing takes place after my family is in bed. I do make a lot of notes during the day and troll Pinterest for pictures to go along with my ideas. I have a Pinterest Board for most of the novels I’ve written or plan to write. That’s basically my process. I try to write a thousand words a day, but that can be hit or miss.

3. What were the challenges that you faced while writing this book?

I was really nervous about writing/publishing this book because it deals with so many hot button issues- bullying, race/class conflict, domestic violence, addiction, gender identity, and death. Self-doubt plagued me the whole time I was writing. I hit a wall halfway through and didn’t know if I would be able to overcome it. That’s why I didn’t win NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. I just didn’t know what would come next, which was a problem I had been having for about ten years. I have several half-finished manuscripts on my computer because I just couldn’t power through the middle. What got me through this time was something on Stephenie Meyer’s FAQ section on her website. She wrote most of her novels out of order. She wrote whatever scene she felt like writing that day and that’s what kept me going. I took a page out of her book and started writing the end of my novel because I knew what I wanted to happen. I just bridged the gap from there. I also participated in a writing boot camp hosted by Jessi Gibson and she held me accountable to get that middle written.

4. Is the contemporary genre your favorite to write? Would we be seeing any books from another genre in the near future?

I think it’s a toss up between contemporary and paranormal romance. I have two paranormal romance novels half-written (one YA and the other NA) and a notebook for another one that I plan to write in the future. I also have an incomplete manuscript for an adult contemporary romance that I was writing/editing when I came up with the idea for Maybe Never and notebooks for two different adult contemporary series. So, there will be a lot of writing in my future.

Right now, I’m working on a standalone YA contemporary romance and the follow-up novel to Maybe Never called Maybe Molly. I plan on publishing them late summer and early fall.

5. What is your dream cast for Maybe Never?

Judd- Lucas Till (Monster Trucks)
Sunny- Amber Midthunder (Longmire)
Sally- Shirley MacLaine
Molly- Jennifer Lawrence

6. Name three of your favourite books.

That’s a hard one…
1) Pride and Prejudice
2) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
3) Anything written by Kristen Ashley (mature audiences only)

7. Can you tell us a bit about your next book?

Saving Me is a book that’s really close to my heart. I’m putting a lot of myself into this one and it’s been hard to write. Not because the words aren’t there, but I’m having to relive some of the emotions that I experienced when I was a teenager. I was an overworked, overstressed, and unhappy teen. Everyone at school thought I had the perfect life when the reality was that I often thought of running away or committing suicide. The main character, Ally Everly, is wanting to do the latter. I wasn’t actively suicidal, but Ally is in this book. She’s a bit immature and a little dramatic, but she finds her strength and inner peace with the help of an unlikely group of people.

Maybe Molly, well… Molly McEntire has been keeping secrets and those secrets are about to blow up in her face. We’ll be seeing Sunny, Judd, and Sally in this novel along with some others that didn’t get much page time.

8. What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Do not quit. There is no secret formula or easy way. You just have to sit down and write. It’s that simple and that hard. You’re going to want to quit, but don’t do it! Just keep plugging along until your novel is complete. The first draft doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be written.

It was great having you on my blog today! Thank you so much and I wish you much success in the future.

S: Thank you for having me! I enjoyed answering your questions and hope to be back on your blog in the future!


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Review: Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield || Blog Tour || When crazy becomes perfect

Welcome to my tour stop of Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield hosted by IndieSage PR. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Title: Hate 2 Lovers
Author: K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield
Series: 2 Lovers, book 2
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Adult]
Heat Rating: Pretty Warm
Page Count and Format: 286 pages, Ebook
Published: April 4th, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

She hates him and his big head.
He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.
He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.
He likes her because she’s carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.
He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.
Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.

***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***


Ah, this book was a wild ride! I absolutely loved Roman and Andie in the first book and this book was no different. When I read this book would be better to understand if I had read book 1, I quickly picked up the first book and damn I enjoyed it so much. Although this book can be read as a standalone, it was the best decision to read the first book and because of that I truly understood the dynamics of their relationship and how it actually started. You can read my review of book 1: Text 2 Lovers, here.

For Andie and Roman, it was hate at first sight. Those two just can’t stop fighting with each other which eventually leads to “other things” every single time. Now, Andie’s pregnant with his child and they both don’t have a clue about parenting. But Roman wants to fight for her, for them. Would a future together be remotely possible for a couple like them?

The plot of this book was very enjoyable. With Andie and Roman, there’s no end of craziness. When Andie declares that she is pregnant, it quite came as a shocking surprise because neither Roman nor I was expecting that. But it definitely added a new flavour to their relationship. Andie thought Roman would freak out after hearing this news and she was right but he was happily freaked out which made me so damn happy. He was outright ready to take all responsibilities and support Andie in all way possible. Andie being Andie, it took her a whole lot of time to understand that.

I absolutely loved the relationship between Andie and Roman, although both of them were totally crazy but they couldn’t have been more perfect for each other. Roman was the one who completely understood Andie, he was such a swoon-worthy guy! Andie was too quick to judge sometimes which I didn’t like much but it was freaking hilarious how that matter got resolved.

I loved the glimpses of Dani and Ram, they were adorable as ever and the one character I really hated was Frank. What he did was totally wrong but Andie’s reason for payback didn’t sit well with me. I wish she would have taken any other ways to take her revenge for Dani. The last incident really scared me and I was so relieved to know how things turned out. We also got to see a little bit of Regan, Ram and Roman’s sister and Linc, Andie’s step-brother in this story and the start of their friendship and I sooo want more!

Overall, Hate 2 Lovers was an enjoyable read. I loved how the plot was executed and the characters kept me entertained throughout the book. The chemistry between Andie and Roman was off the charts! The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I seriously can’t wait for Linc and Reagan’s story!!

Recommend it?

Yes!


Author Bios and Links:

K. Webster-

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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J.D. Hollyfield-

Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part-time superhero…

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

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