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Aurelia B. Rowl

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Extended book trailer for Popping the Cherry

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Mrs. Maddox (Beautiful, #1.5) - Jamie McGuire I'm not sure there's a great deal I can say about 5 pages, but it was nice to catch up with Abby & Travis again.
Walking Disaster  - Jamie McGuire Another 4.5 at the very least.

Who knew reading the same story could be so good? I loved reading it from the eyes of the other person, and it really worked.

As for the ending... I've still got a sappy grin on my face.

Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) - Jamie McGuire

I'm swaying between 4.5 and 5 stars, but it's safe to say I loved it.

Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, #14) - Rachel Caine 4.5 stars

An excellent instalment in the series, with the cliffhanger leaving me counting down the days until the next one is released.
Summer Kisses - Sarah Morgan Two light, heart-warming, stories with just the right amount of sizzle and sweetness.
Craving Her Soldier's Touch/Secrets of a Shy Socialite - Wendy S. Marcus I have been a fan of [a:Wendy S. Marcus|4823224|Wendy S. Marcus|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1304107461p2/4823224.jpg] ever since I won a copy of [b:The Night Before Christmas / Once a Good Girl...|12800609|The Night Before Christmas / Once a Good Girl... (Madrin Memorial Hospital #2)|Alison Roberts|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1356451188s/12800609.jpg|23679128] way back in 2011, so when the opportunity arose to add this 2-in-1 to my growing collection, I jumped at the chance. Unfortunately my own deadlines then got in the way, but I finally got to read the stories of the Piermont Twins on our family holiday a couple of weeks ago.

Well, the wait was more than worthwhile.

Both Craving Her Soldier's Touch and Secrets of a Shy Socialite were beautifully written, telling the stories of two twin sisters and tackling the difficult subjects of PTSD and voluntary mastectomy (think Angelina Jolie) yet all the while creating two endearing love stories around them.

Although these titles are available to purchase individually, these two books complement each other perfectly, with the second picking up immediately where the first left off. I read each story in one sitting, not wanting to put the book down and stayed up until the early hours to read undisturbed.

A fairly rare occurrence for me when it comes to category-length romances, but Wendy S. Marcus has turned out a book that scores full marks from me so if you enjoy romances with a dash of 'medical', a splash of sizzle, a healthy dollop of feisty heroines, heroes to swoon over, and a whole heap of heart, then look no further...
Hitched! - Jessica Hart Review to follow
Losing Virginity - Ava  Michaels I'm intrigued by this one, especially as it is a similar premise to mine and comes out on the same day.

Seems a little odd that so many have marked it as to-read, yet the author has hardly any FB or Twitter followers.
Diamond in the Rough (Hidden Gem, #2) - India Lee Excellent sequel...I'm hooked.
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) - Rachel Vincent I raced through this one, pausing only to sleep. The cover quote says, "Twilight fans will love it" and it was true.

I look forward to reading the second book in the series.
Hidden Gem (Hidden Gem, #1) - India Lee Okay, what can I say...

I am a total sucker for Disney films, and my young daughter regularly watches Hannah Montana the Movie, so the blurb of this book had me hooked instantly.

Despite some clunky transitions and omniscient narrator at times, the story and the characters drew me in. I finished the book in one sitting and have already bought book #2 to start reading immediately.
Sinfully Summer - Aimee Duffy A thoroughly enjoyable read!

Having voted for this story during SYTYCW, I am so pleased it found a home with HarperImpulse so that I finally got to read it.

A sweet, warm romance with a feisty, vulnerable heroine and pig-headed, tortured hero. Oh and it positively sizzles in parts too.

Great holiday read.
Love on the Line (The Line Trilogy, #1) - Kimberly Kincaid A quick, satisfying read. I will certainly be checking out more of the titles from this series.
Promotional tips and Tricks for Aspiring Writers in a Digital Landscape - Annie Seaton Sadly, there was nothing for me personally to take away from this guide, but I can certainly imagine how useful it could be for others.