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*This Author Made My Week Brighter~Current Read*

I have met so many amazing authors being a book blogger and appreciate them all! This week, I got a novel sent to me that was a signed copy and was gift wrapped with a bookmark gift tag!!!💖🎁🎊 It just made my week. I have met so many cool authors on here and couldn’t be more thrilled such as; Didi Oviatt, E. Michael Helms, James Cudney, Gretchen Gomez and more! This author I am sharing about I met on Instagram and she has been so kind and giving. Her book, First Came Forever is now my current read and I can’t wait to see how it unravels! So I’m sharing my current read to you via pictures! I would love to know everyone’s current read as well!!! I hope everyone has a great week!💖📚🤗

Today opening up my current read!!😎📸

My gift wrapped book!🎁🎊

The autograph and shout-out!!!💖

The gift tag for the wrapped book, that is a bookmark themed around this title!💖🎁

Blog Tour: Watching Glass Shatter, by James J. Cudney ~ 5.0 Stars

Kim posted a fantastic review of fellow blogger Jay’s debut novel! Jay sent me a copy and this review makes me that much more excited to read this book!!!

By Hook Or By Book

Watching-Glass-Shatter-Promo-Hardback-EreaderThanks to James Cudney for including me in this blog tour and providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Creativia

Release Date: Available Now

278 Pages

Synopsis: The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives an unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds all the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the…

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*Creepers of the Internet via Social Media*

So we all have recieved strange messages and/or pics via social media that leaves us sitting there thinking “Wtf?!”

One extra special day on three different social medias. I had these crazy situations happen so I felt like maybe I should share.

First up via Twitter, we have this guy and one of the first things he asks me is what my nationality is and continues to go on… I respond to see how these guys will react.

Then we have this lovely gentleman via Instagram, that the first thing he says to me is a pretty surprising question…

Last one, I’m going to share with you is just a friend request via Snapchat and I must give him an A for his creativity.

*~Intertwined Hearts by Christi Snow~5+ Stars~*

I want to thank Christi Snow, NetGalley and Barclay Publicity for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Synopsis: Leigh is a co-owner for a construction company in Snowcroft and is currently pregnant as a surrogate for her brother’s husband so they can have a family. Leigh’s in her early 30s and doesn’t see love in her future so feels it’s best to put her lady parts for use for her family.

Hudson just sold his dream business after a traumatic attack has him scarred for life and is just released from the hospital for not wanting to live with the trauma anymore and its effects. His friends take him back to Snowcroft to help him get back on his feet.

David accepts a job in Snowcroft after he feels heartbroken after the girl of his dreams ups and leaves him and the next day he is shot at his police job. He moves to Snowcroft to start over.

These three broken people wind up becoming a part of each other’s lives. They find love, happiness and the road to healing within each other but isn’t love supposed to come in pairs? This is a MMF romance novel.

Review: First off, I’m going to state that this might be a surprise and some may be uneasy with my review. I am a pansexual and polyamorous woman. I believe in free love. I don’t believe that love has to be restrained by how many people you love or what gender. I fall in love with hearts not parts. I think we should be honest and be who we are and love who we love. I know my beliefs and opinions might be unsettling to some but this is who I am and can’t change who I am.

This book was a beautiful and touching romance. One of the most touching and heartwarming books I have ever read! I loved that there wasn’t much jealousy in this book. In my personal opinion, jealousy can be such a bad thing in a relationship and it’s just not for me. I fell in love with all of the characters in this book and I didn’t want this book to end. Christi Snow weaved this story into an epic romance that I won’t forget.

I have been having some issues in my personal life because of people being judgemental and jealous but my love prevailed. Intertwined Hearts is just what I needed to remember how beautiful a poly romance can be and that I deserve to be happy. If someone doesn’t agree with my point of views it’s no reason to stop living my life as the person I am. We only have one life and we should all do what makes us happy and if people love us then they would just want us happy.

If you are open minded, I recommend this book to you. Christi Snow created a beautiful triad romantic masterpiece that will stay with my heart for a long time! I will be reading this book again and the author’s other works as soon as possible!🤗💖📚

Believe in My Heart by Maria K. Alexander Book Blitz and Giveaway



Believe in My Heart
Maria K. Alexander
(Tangled Hearts #4)
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: November 17th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Culinary arts student, Hope Mastriano, is down on her luck. Homeless on Thanksgiving Day, she’s caught trying to break into her cousin’s apartment by her sexy boss and lifelong secret crush.

Since getting dumped seven months ago, head chef Vinnie DiFrancesco has been in a frustrating holding pattern. He returns relaxed from a retreat, but his life is sent into a tailspin when he offers Hope, the event coordinator at his family’s trattoria, temporary housing.

With the trattoria’s traditional Italian Christmas Eve charity dinner slated to be featured on a local TV segment and things heating up in his apartment, the two must set aside their different visions to make the event a success. When a computer glitch threatens their plans, Hope proposes a risky solution. Vinnie must believe in Hope and his heart in order to secure the future of the restaurant and make it a Christmas to remember.

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EXCERPT:

He jogged up the stairs to the fifth floor. Turning into the main hall, Vinnie made his way toward his apartment while digging in his pocket for the key and almost collided with three suitcases and a stack of boxes blocking his path.

Someone was moving out…or in, given the person was fiddling with the lock—with a hanger. He had moved in a couple days before his trip to California and hadn’t met any neighbors, but he did recall seeing a tall blonde woman walking out of this apartment one morning as he came in from his morning jog. This one was a few inches over five feet, and although he couldn’t see much, dark hair peeked out of the white knit cap on her head.

“Hey, can I help you?” he called.

She shrieked and dropped the hanger. “I can’t find my key and locked myself out.”

He knew that voice. “If that’s the case, why don’t you call the super?”

“My phone’s dead, and I don’t have his number.”

Vinnie pulled out his phone. “Then it’s a good thing I have it. I’ll give him a buzz.”

“No!” she cried and turned to face him.

Wide brown eyes framed by long brown lashes stared up at him.

“Hope?”

She pushed back the cap and brushed aside the bangs that fell into her eyes. “Vinnie. Funny meeting you here.”

“Same goes. You don’t live here,” Vinnie countered, surprised to be faced with one of the pantry chefs from where he worked.

Hope raised her hands. “I know how this looks, but I can explain.”

“You can explain why you’re trying to break into this apartment?”

“It’s my cousin Faith’s place. And I wasn’t breaking in.”

Vinnie raised an eyebrow and shifted his gaze to the hanger on the ground.

“Okay, so maybe it seems as though I was breaking in, but the key she gave me no longer works.” She reached in her coat pocket and withdrew a key similar to Vinnie’s.

“Did you try calling your cousin?”

“Gee, no, I didn’t think of that,” she sneered. “She’s on a cruise and then staying in Florida a few days for business. I wasn’t kidding about my phone dying and not knowing the super’s number.”

Vinnie felt a pain in his temple. Probably from not having enough to eat or drink on the red-eye from LA. “Fine, let’s get your stuff in my place. You can use my phone.”

Hope grabbed a handle of a suitcase. “Thanks, Vin. You’re nicer than people at work say.”

He paused while unlocking his door. Well, hell. Is that what they say about me? Guess he needed to do damage control with his staff. Even though his parents owned Trattoria DiFrancesco, Vinnie was the head chef and in charge of hiring of anyone who worked in the kitchen.

Including the pretty spitfire who had just swept past him, Hope Mastriano.

He hoisted the stack of boxes and followed her inside. When she headed back out, he perused the hall to see how much more stuff she had.

There were two more suitcases and a pet carrier.

“You run away or something?” Vinnie asked.

“Moved out of Steve’s place. I’m done with that deadbeat.”

“On Thanksgiving Day and with nowhere to go?”

“It’s been long overdue. Besides, I thought I could crash at Faith’s until I figured out my next step.”

“And in there?” He nodded to the carrier.

Hope raised it up a few inches. “This is Lucky, my cat.”

Vinnie was not a fan of cats, with their sharp eyes and sneaky ways. He peeked inside and into the green eyes of a white cat. He closed the front door and stepped around Hope’s stuff, including the cat, which she pulled out of the carrier. Lucky leaned forward and sniffed him before letting out a soft mew.

Between the pixie-haired cutie and the cat, the peace and relaxation he had found out west was a distant memory. By the time he got to the trattoria for Thanksgiving dinner, Vinnie was going to need a beer or glass of wine.

Possibly both.


Author Bio:

A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.

Maria is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.

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