#TuesdayBookBlog Twelve Lessons by Kate Spencer #NewAge #Romance #BookReview

Title: Twelve Lessons

Author: Kate Spencer

Category: Contemporary Romance/New Age/Personal Transformation

My Rating: 4*

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My Review:

Having brought my own life back from the brink on several occasions, I felt that Kate Spencer’s book, Twelve Lessons would be a perfect read for me.

It’s very cleverly written as it fits into the personal development genre and yet it’s disguised as a contemporary romance. Stephanie Slater’s life falls apart at the seams, with one disaster after another landing at her feet. She attends a party where there is a Tarot reader who tells her that certain hardships are coming her way, but she refuses to believe such a charlatan. Stephanie is fine. Life is fine. Nothing could ever burst her bubble – could it? Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Twelve Lessons by Kate Spencer #NewAge #Romance #BookReview”

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#BookReview Luna’s Adventures in Petlandia #TuesdayBookBlog @petlandiapost #PictureBook

Personalised Children’s Picture Book

My Rating: 5*

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If you follow me on Facebook, you will notice the abundance of posts I share about my crazy black cat, Luna. Since she exploded into our lives a year ago, we have been captivated by her personality, love, and character. Having never had a fluffy pet before (you can’t cuddle a goldfish!) I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much joy we have experienced since Luna arrived.

I’ve read about the meditative benefits of owning and caring for a pet, but until Luna became a part of our family, I hadn’t realised just how beneficial it was, not just for me, but for my children. Luna is a tonic for the mind, body, and soul.

So, when I spotted a sponsored thread on my Facebook feed just before Christmas, to have your pet immortalised within the pages of a book I jumped at the chance. The only fault I could find with this product is the inability to add more than one ‘owner’ name. As I have three children, it was a tough decision as to who I chose to be the star of the book alongside Luna. In the end, and to ensure there were no festive tantrums, I decided to treat myself and used my name! Okay, okay, I probably should have purchased three books!!

Petlandia allows you to choose a pet (cat, dog or rabbit) and customise to suit your needs, including fur colour, eyes, pattern, and collar. You can then input your pet’s name, the owner’s name (or child’s name), and the town you live.

Once ordered you can sit back and relax and await your personalised delivery. The story is written by Steve Cleverley with illustrations by Katja Hammond, and the duo make an impressive team. I was delighted with my finished product. In my version, Luna dreams of going to Hollywoof to become a star. She leaves home and flies halfway across the world where she achieves her dream of becoming an online superstar with 50 million views on her YouChew channel. But in the end, Luna misses home and her owner (that’s me!).

Jumping into Shelley’s arms Luna cried with joy,

then Shelley squeezed the squeaker in a squishy, squashy toy.

Since my three children arrived at the interesting teenage stage of their development, I’ve missed reading picture books. I was, therefore, thrilled with my personalised book, Luna’s Adventures in Petlandia which took me back to when the kids were younger. The story is told in rhyme with stunning illustrations. The tale (no pun intended) is heart-warming and even got an ‘aww, that’s gorgeous’ out of my fourteen-year-old daughter.

I can’t recommend this product enough. If you have a child who adores their pet, or if you are, like me, a self-confessed crazy cat lady, then I urge you to get your own version of this book.

Here are what the critics are saying…

“Woof woofity woof woof bark bark woof!” The Hollywoof Reporter *****

“Meow, meow, meow, meow…PURR!” Mew York Times *****

“A truly pawsome read!” Rex Growl *****

Blurb:

Welcome to Petlandia.

A crazy world where any pet can become a star, including YOURS!

From Mew York to Hollywoof, Hamsterdam to Barkelona, this pawsome place is the dream destination for starstruck pets everywhere!

Visit Petlandia’s website to input your pet details and order your unique book.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoyed this post. Want more? Connect with me here:  Twitter @ShelleyWilson72, Instagram or check out my Facebook pages http://www.facebook.com/FantasyAuthorSLWilson and http://www.facebook.com/MotivateMeBlog. You can also find me on Pinterest

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Author Interview with @allisinclair #TuesdayBookBlog #WomensFiction

I’m delighted to have author, Alli Sinclair, on my blog today for a quick chat about her dream of being the next Indiana Jones (in heels), and writing women’s contemporary fiction. Over to Alli…

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The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

I was born in Geelong, in south-eastern Australia. It’s a lovely part of the world that has some amazing beaches for surfing or lying on the beach and reading a book.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Continue reading “Author Interview with @allisinclair #TuesdayBookBlog #WomensFiction”

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#BookReview Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon #TuesdayBookBlog #GreekMythology #RBRT

Author: Janell Rhiannon

Category: Greek Myth and Legend

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Review:

I read Song of Princes: Volume 1 (Homeric Chronicles) as a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team #RBRT

I do love reading about Greek mythology, although it’s normally in a non-fiction format or as a modernised young adult fictional twist. So when I read the blurb for Song of Princes, I couldn’t resist. I also love the cover design. Continue reading “#BookReview Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon #TuesdayBookBlog #GreekMythology #RBRT”

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#TuesdayBookBlog Switching Genres – From #Fantasy to #WomensFiction with Lynette Creswell @Creswelllyn

I’m delighted to have author, Lynette Creswell on my blog today. The last time Lynette popped over for a chat, it was to talk about her fantasy novels – you can read that interview HERE. Since then, Lynette has been busy penning a women’s fiction novel which she released in September 2016.

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What’s your occupation?

Apart from being a writer, I work part-time as a medical secretary at my local hospital. Believe it or not, this actually has its advantages. It’s a great place to meet people and I know most of the staff. This means that whenever I have a new book coming out, I am lucky enough to have a great fan base already set up, one which encourages and supports me.

What are your hobbies? Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Switching Genres – From #Fantasy to #WomensFiction with Lynette Creswell @Creswelllyn”

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#TuesdayBookBlog Guest Post by @JSBailey_author #Anthology

I’m delighted to be featuring a guest post from J.S. Bailey today to celebrate her new anthology, Ordinary Souls, published on 13th October.

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I have a confession to make.

I enjoy writing short stories much more than I enjoy writing novels.

To me, a short story is something magical. Unlike novels, they tend to pack a heavy punch in a small amount of space. Some of my favorite short stories, in no particular order, are “Skin” by Roald Dahl, which involves a tattoo created by a famous artist and the people who want to buy it off a man’s back; “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, which involves a family vacation disrupted by an escaped killer; and “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, which is of course that classic tale of insanity and murder. Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Guest Post by @JSBailey_author #Anthology”

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#TuesdayBookBlog Meet author, Stacy Bennett (@SBennettwrites) #Fantasy #NewRelease #BHCPress

Anyone who knows me is well aware of my love for all things vampire or werewolf related. You may also know about my fascination with history. So, when my next guest released a book about ancient Egyptian artifacts and werewolves, I was hooked! That book was Son of Anubis, and you can read my review HERE.

On the 8th October, fantasy author, Stacy Bennett released her latest novel, Quest of the Dreamwalker and I’m incredibly excited about this book, so excited in fact that I stalked her until she agreed to visit my blog! Over to Stacy…

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The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from? 

I’m a Jersey girl, truly a denizen of suburbia. Before you ask: The exit is 120; we called it Taylor’s Ham not pork roll; and I didn’t learn to pump my own gas until I drove down to graduate school in Baltimore.  To my shame, I waited there quite a while before I figured out they weren’t going to come pump it for me.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Honestly, I really wanted to train animals for the movies, but that didn’t seem in any way practical.

List three words to describe yourself: Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Meet author, Stacy Bennett (@SBennettwrites) #Fantasy #NewRelease #BHCPress”