Book Tour: Book Review - Six Tinder Weeks by Bena Roberts

About the Book:
Forty-something scientist Helen leaves her husband after twenty uninspired years of marriage. Plagued with making the wrong decisions she looks towards holistic therapy and the universe to guide her choices. She meets hairdresser Alex and takes his advice to download the dating app SPRK. Helen embarks on a voyage of self-discovery, paganism, hedonism and desire. What could go wrong? Well for one secret agent CJ is convinced that Helen is part of a notorious Romanian smuggling gang. Six Tinder weeks is not the usual romantic novel; it is realistic fiction full of twists, turns that will make you laugh out loud. If you like something different, then you will enjoy this Pandora's box of love, action and the unexpected.

About the Author: Bena is an expat British woman living with her family in Germany. She was a journalist, blogger and analyst as well as CEO of quite a few geeky companies. She is a bookworm, gym bunny and partial to dry Italian red wine. Bena's passion f…

My Week of Reading (8 - 13 January 2018)

Hello Everyone,

I've managed to do one review and one blog post this week - let's get to the review:
Agent Colt: Classified Pride by A.L. Wright: Amazon: Amazon Review - Agent Colt: Classified Pride Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Agent Colt: Classified Pride Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Agent Colt: Classified Pride
This was a relatively quick read to get through.
Monthly Reading Goals: Thankfully I've been able to start on this - now that I have the time to read. I've picked up a humorous book; and I will most likely finish it today if all goes well.
Last Word: It's nice that I've been able to ease back into reading. With the Bout of Books Read-a-thon; I've tried to get as much reading into my week as has been possible. I've also been trying to do as much painting as I can for my workstation, and I've slowly been making progress - though make no mistake - it's not an easy job! I will most likely start another book today; and slowly get …

Review - Agent Colt: Classified Pride by A.L. Wright

My Copy of the Book
Latesse Colt is a super spy with a gold track record, a womanizing pig for a partner, and a secret she had never told anyone until a wine filled conversation aboard a plane with a complete stranger named Vaneesa. When Vaneesa turns out to be the newest member of her team, Tess is afraid her secret won t stay that way for very long. At their new home base in Italy Tess is put on the lead of their newest case, and she finds that working with Vaneesa both thrills her and terrifies her. And gives her the strength to shed her tough skin, finally facing her fears of coming out. But once she is no longer afraid of her own secret, she finds she hasn't been the only one hiding.

About the Author:
Alicia grew up in a very small Pacific NorthWest town of 900 people with not much to do. She used books and music as an escape from boredom. She is also an accomplished Harley Davidson mechanic, (she graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) and owned her own shop al…

Bookish Ramblings # 5 - Review Teams

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I've become part of review teams for the past few months; and it's quite interesting being a part of them. At this point in time, I'm part of 4 teams at the moment. Be sure that at times I am tempted to load more on my plate and join another one or two - but I'm resisting it - for now! 

These teams usually involve some behind-the-scenes, updates as well as some ARC copies sometimes. These can be nice reader communities to get into as well as getting to know other fans from the author whose review team group you are in. 

Some review teams are done via newsletters; and then there are some that are done via facebook. At this point in time; I am part of both. The newsletter ones are usually emails that are sent to you - in other words - you unfortunately don't have contact with other fans; and then with regards to the facebook groups - these are usually closed groups, and are only accessible if you're invited to the group. These are nice for interactin…

My Week of Reading (1 - 6 January 2018)

Hello Everyone,

So this is my first 'week of reading' post for 2018!
This week, I've managed to get one review done as well as one blog post. Without further ado, here is the review:
The Black Notebook by Isabelle Snow: Amazon: Amazon Review - The Black Notebook Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Black Notebook Genuine Jenn: Genuine Jenn Review - The Black Notebook
I quite enjoyed this book; I'm definitely keeping an eye on this author.
Monthly Reading Goals: I haven't started my January goals yet; but it is highly likely that I'll be starting next week with it; and I will most probably start with the humorous novel.
Last Word: It's nice that I've been able to ease myself back into reading. I will most likely start reading a little bit more next week. At the moment, I'm doing a re-read of a book that has come out with an updated version. I've also been doing quite a bit of painting. I've also been easing into and experimenting with my new self-employed …

Highlights of the Month - December 2017

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December has been a bit of a crazy month for me - I've had to finish off work; I've had to take on additional house duties for a while (which ate into my time and energy), and I've taken on the task of painting the room where my workstation is going to be. 
Considering how busy December was; I'm pretty stoked that I managed to read 6 books this past month. And once again, it is going to be difficult on which are favourites. 
But; here are my top three (in no particular order):
- I'll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz
- Love, Secrets and Absolution by K.L. Loveley
- A Kiss for Christmas by Melody Grace 

All in all; I've had a good year, which now allows me to move onto...

Monthly Reading Goals:
I'm not sure if I'll be able to get two books done in January, but I'm going to attempt to - considering that I am now self-employed. So, here are JANUARY'S reading goals:
Read either:
A Humorous Book
A Contemporary Book
I'm going to try and ease in…

My Week of Reading (25 - 30 December 2017)

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So this is going to be my last blog post for the year; and on top of that, I've had a good reading year - 82 books for 2017! I'm hoping to read more books next year; so we'll see how that goes. Anyways, let's move onto the reviews that I did this week:
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold:
Amazon: Amazon Review - The Lovely Bones
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Lovely Bones
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - The Lovely Bones

A Kiss for Christmas by Melody Grace:
Amazon: Amazon Review - A Kiss for Christmas
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - A Kiss for Christmas
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - A Kiss for Christmas

I'll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz:
Amazon: Amazon Review - I'll Take Manhattan
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - I'll Take Manhattan
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - I'll Take Manhattan

I've just realised that all the books I've listed above are leisure reads - and I reckon that is a good way …