Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Blog Tour: Mistletoe and the Mouse by Elsa Simonetti*


'Join Belle and James as they visit Mickey Mouse for a sparkling holiday season at Disneyland Paris.

Belle has been numb since her mother died, and she can’t face Christmas at home without her. Instead she books a surprise holiday to her “happy place” – the Magic Kingdom. But her boyfriend James has problems of his own. He doesn’t “do Disney” and what will his mother think of him missing their family Christmas to go to Disneyland with Belle?

A festive romance with a sprinkling of pixie dust.'

This is the story of Belle and James, and a thing to note is that there are no chapters in this book. It is a refreshing change and readers will love the change in format. One thing that stands out about this book apart from the Disneyland Paris setting is that it is interesting and intriguing from the get go. 

One theme in this book is Belle trying to move on from her mother's death. This is very much a different theme compared to other books especially when it is combined with Disney. Belle is a true believer in Disney magic whereas James, not so much. James is more of a practical, rugby loving guy. There relationship is a little bit like opposites attract, but they really do work together. 

This story is chock full of great descriptions that will make the reader truly believe they are experiencing Disneyland Paris. Readers will come away from this book wanting to visit Disneyland Paris, if they haven't voyaged there already. The story is also full of Disney references that all Disney fans will truly love  and enjoy when they discover them. 

Now let me tell you about the Author Elsa Simonetti, who was born the same year as Walt Disney World though many miles away in the north of England. The earliest Disney memory she has is crying while watching Bambi at the Saturday morning cinema club! Her husband introduced her to the magic of Disneyland Paris when her own children were little. That was when she became obsessed and proving Walt Disney's own belief ' Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever'. That was the seed of this story - Disneyland is not just for children, but anyone who is young at heart. Elsa also writes romantic women's friction under the name of Liz Taylorson.

Overall I absolutely loved this story, not only because I have my own obsession with Disney. This is a brilliant Christmas read full of love, heartwarming moments and Disney Magic. This will not be the last book I read by Elsa or Liz. Both non Disney fans and Disney fans alike will enjoy this story. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time



Thursday, 10 December 2020

Blog Tour: Tempted By The Tycoon's Proposal by Rachael Stewart*


'A second chance…

With the single dad?

When hotelier Sophia Lambert finds billionaire Jack McGregor’s runaway daughter, a thank you dinner sounds harmless. Until Sophia finds herself tantalizingly attracted to Jack… The deeply desirable single dad re-awakens long-buried emotions in Sophia, but his jet-set life is beckoning. Unless Sophia can tempt him with her own proposal: to keep his feet on the ground…'

This is Rachael's debut Novel for True Romance and what a debut it is. It is the story of Sophia and Jack which is told over 16 Chapters (+Epilogue). This story is gripping from beginning to end. Readers will not be able to put this down from the moment they pick it up. Well at least not until they have read every single word available. 

Sophia is very much a hard working, attentive woman who is great with kids. Jack is a hard working, determined brilliant dad. They have alot of things in common including a past that they have dealt with in a similar sort of way. Add into the mix  an adorable little girl who can be stubborn as well as use to get what she wants. You wind up with a story that is simply put brilliant. 

The descriptions used in this book are so good, the reader will truly believe that either they have been to these places or they can at least envision the place but also the people. Not only that it is clear to see throughout the book when the point of view switches from Sophia to Jack. 

So let me tell you about the Author Rachael Stewart, she adores conjuring up stories for both Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press. The books vary from heartwarmingly romantic to wildly erotic. Rachael is living her own dream of being a full time writer, even though her degree was in Business Studies and she spent many years in the corporate world. Originally from Wales, Rachael now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children. When she isn't wrapped up in her children, you can find her glued to her laptop or enjoying the great outdoors seeking inspiration. 

Overall this is a brilliant story, that readers will truly adore. It is the kind of book where before you are aware of what is happening you are on Chapter 5 completely and utterly addicted. This may be Rachael Stewart's first True Romance but hopefully it is not her last. You can get your copy HERE. There is also a giveaway attached to this blog where you have the chance to win an e-copy of Tempted by the Tycoons Proposal. You can enter the giveaway HERE. But don't forge to read the Terms & Conditions : Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Saturday, 5 December 2020

Blog Tour: Stolen Kiss with her Billionaire Boss by Susan Meier*


'Christmas has arrived…

And she’s spending it with her boss!

Erin is intrigued when Hugo Harrington asks for her help on a hotel renovation in London, just weeks before Christmas! But Erin soon discovers how personal this project is to her brooding boss. Working with him, Erin uncovers a side to Hugo she’s never seen. And then a stolen, snowbound kiss changes everything…'

This is the story of Erin and Hugo, and it is told over 14 Chapters (+Epilogue). It is set in London at Christmas with scenery that readers will adore. From the outset of this book, it is clear to see the love that Erin has for her family. In fact Familial love is one of the main themes in this book beside love and Christmas. 

From the moment you meet Erin and Hugo, it is clear to the reader that there is definitely something between the two characters. I wouldn't say it was love at the beginning but there is definitely something there. Erin is very much an independent and practical women who thinks long term when it comes to relationships. Hugo on the other hand is family orientated, driven and short term relationship thinker. Now although this is how I would describe them at the beginning, the same description can't be said by the time you finish this book. 

Now let me tell you about the Author, Susan Meier who is a lover of great stories and a fabulous turn of phase. She found a great home at Mills & Boon where you find stories that touch the heart. Her bliss was found when Harlequin published her first book and she hasn't look back since. Susan is wife to the best guy on the planet and mom to three children. She loves to read but not quite as much as her love of writing. Thank to the internet and Youtube, research is much more fun. 

Overall I adored this story as well as the change in main theme. With Family being the main them in this book it is a refreshing change and perfect for the holiday season. One of the brilliant things about this book is that you meet Hugo's brother Jay and Sister Sally. Both Jay and Sally have their own stories called Christmas Reunion in Paris and Their Royal Baby Gift. Those are two books that this reader will be adding to her kindle in the near future. You can get your copy HERE.

Until Next Time



Thursday, 3 December 2020

Blog Tour: A Real Royal Christmess by Linda West*


'When a broken-hearted accountant meets a prince fleeing his arranged marriage, fate bonds them together at a remote ski lodge in Vermont.
Jess is trying to win back her boyfriend, who dumped her for being boring. Jamie is trying to complete his father's bucket list before he takes the Crown. Both of them are hiding who they truly are, and when the truth is discovered, it's a real royal Christmess!'

This is the story of Jess and Jamie and it is told over 38 Chapters and an Epilogue. One thing to know about this book is that it is engaging from the get go. It has quite short chapters which just makes devouring this story all the more easier. The story is set in Kissing Bridge Vermont and the place sounds absolutely heavenly. 

Jess is cautious where Jamie is trying to live life to the full as much as he can. Although on the surface these characters seem very different they are in fact have more in common than the reader thinks. Well at least until you get into the book and knowing the person inside the character. 

The interactions between Jess and Jamie, are simply put brilliant. They will go from funny happy banter to teasing each other in the space of paragraphs. This evovling relationship keeps the reader interested as you never know how they will interact at the next meeting. Another brilliant thing is that as their story evolves the reader is able to see the feelings between these two grow and change right before their eyes. 

Now let me tell you a little bit more about the Author, Linda West who is the best selling author of the enchanting and adorable "Christmas Kisses and Cookies'. A delightful series of holiday romances all based around the town of Kissing Bridge and the magical Landers sisters. They are the reigning blue ribbon cookie queens thanks to their mothers' 'special' recipe book. Linda is also the owner of Mayberry, which is a restaurant located in Malibu where the likes of Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins are regulars. Her recipes can be found sprinkled throughout her fiction books, which delights her fans. Linda has recently ventured into the mystery and humor genre with Death by Crockpot, the first in her latest series. In this new series, Linda takes her favorite known characters from Kissing Bridge and throws them into some side-splitting funny adventures. 

Overall I really enjoyed this book and it is a perfect Christmas read that is filled with love. This book is easy to read in one sitting and readers will love everything from the setting to the relatable characters. I know for myself this will not be the last Linda West book this reader has. You can get your copy HERE

Until Next Time