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Book Review: Roll the Dice

Roll the Dice

By Wayne Avrashow

Fiery Seas Publishing

November 28, 2017

Political Thriller

I want to thank Fiery Seas Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

What happens when one of America’s biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate?

The ultimate celebrity candidate, Tyler Sloan is no stranger to politics – his estranged father was a California governor who narrowly lost a Presidential campaign. He runs as a political independent, refuses campaign contributions, and dismisses special interests and lobbyists.

Sloan is caught in a political campaign fraught with; sexual scandal, corruption and conflicting loyalties. Will he be able to navigate through political turbulence and his own past to win the race?

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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/roll-the-dice-wayne-avrashow/1127079890?ean=9781946143327
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/VlpxKuyr3OM

I give this book 5 out of 5 Political Thriller Stars! I really enjoyed this book and with it being told from an author with experience in politics mad it that much better! I usually don’t read political thrillers but love all fiction and was definitely intrigued by the thought of a rock star going into politics and I wasn’t let down. The characters were enjoyable and well written. The plot was also solid and 5 star worthy! This book had me flipping pages through the night and was full of scandals and corruption.

I will definitely be checking out the author’s future works and more of this genre! Dani-approved and highly recommended!

About the Author:

Wayne Avrashow was the campaign manager for two successful Los Angeles City Council campaigns and a Deputy/Chief of Staff to those two elected City Council members. He served as a senior advisor for a successful city-wide referendum in the City of Los Angeles, co-authored ballot arguments on Los Angeles County-wide measures, served as Chairman for a Los Angeles County ballot measure, and was a Los Angeles government Commissioner for nearly twenty years. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Yaroslavsky Institute, a public policy institute founded by long time Southern California elected official, and now UCLA professor, Zev Yaroslavsky.

His background in politics, government, business, and law provides unique insight into the machinations and characters that populate political campaigns.

Wayne is a practicing attorney who specializes in government advocacy, real estate, and business law. Formerly, he was an officer in two real estate development firms. As a lawyer-lobbyist, he has represented clients before numerous California municipalities and in Nevada and Idaho. He has lectured at his law school and taught at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. He has also authored numerous op-ed articles that appeared in daily newspapers, legal, business, and real estate publications. In addition, he is the author of a self-published book for the legal community, Success at Mediation—10 Strategic Tools for Attorneys.
Website: https://www.wayneavrashow.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wayneavrashowauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WayneAvrashow

*Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler Blitz and Giveaway*




Better Dead
Pamela Kopfler
(A B&B Spirits Mystery #1)
Published by: Kensington
Publication date: December 26th 2017
Genres: Adult, Mystery

As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality—but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . .

Burl Davis checked out of this life a little earlier than expected—before Holly could serve him with divorce papers over his extramarital flings. Unfortunately, it was not before he nearly bankrupted her beloved B&B, Holly Grove, a converted plantation that has been in her family for generations. Holly would never wish anyone dead, but three months later she’s feeling a lot more relief than grief.

Until Burl’s ghost appears as an unwelcome guest. Before his spirit can move on, her not-so-dearly departed needs Holly’s human help to bust up the drug smuggling ring he was involved with. She has reservations, to say the least, but agrees to assist him if he’ll make a show of haunting the B&B to draw in visitors. But when Holly’s former love, Jack McCann, mysteriously resurfaces in town and checks in, she has to wonder if her B&B is big enough for the ghost of her husband and the very real physical presence of her old flame . . .

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Author Bio:

Pamela Kopfler is Southern-fried and sassy. She writes award-winning humorous mysteries with a kick of Southern sass. Her debut novel, BETTER DEAD, is the first in her B & B Spirits mystery series. (Kensington Books)

She can stir up a roux, mix a cocktail, shoot anything (as long as it doesn’t have eyes), and loves swapping stories. Putting words on the page keeps her alligator mouth from overloading her hummingbird heinie in real life. It doesn’t hurt to be married to a saint who is an attorney either. She marks her time on earth by the lives of the dogs she has loved and who often show up in her stories. Her current fur baby is a seventy-pound pup in black. He thinks he’s a fearless hunter when he’s not pretending he’s a lapdog.

Pamela lives in South Louisiana where the spirits are restless, the food is spicy, and the living is divine.

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*~Teaser Tuesday~*

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker.

It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read and open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here are my “teasers” :

“Release! Dirty Kraut! Combat!” He’s shouting random phrases again. That’s about all the communication he’s capable of these days, which might be encouraging if I didn’t get compared to Josef Goebbels every time.

Title: No Sad Songs

Author: Frank Morelli

Link to Goodreads!!!❤📚😄

Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran’s hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa? If there’s a chance of preserving the final shreds of Grandpa’s dignity, Gabe may have to make the most gut-wrenching decision of his life—and there’s no way out.

*~Book Review: Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found~5 Stars~*

I want to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

First in the book club we have of course the sweet and generous Lucy who is the library’s temporary manager for the year. Lucy has been doing a great job of running the local library even with having issues with her co-workers and budget cuts. She is in her early twenties and is a very caring person who will go to great lengths to help everyone she can and we see this especially with the members of her little book club she takes pride in but what about Lucy herself and her hopes and dreams? Will she find love and stop for a moment to think about herself first before everyone else?

Next we have the mysterious Callum, he finds solace in the library away from his well known disastrous family who are nothing like him but everyone assumes that he is. He is highly educated in computers and takes comfort in helping the people that come in the library with their technological issues. He is shy and very unsure of himself. His family’s insults and antagonism have caused his very low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Through the library and especially Lucy and the book group they encourage Callum to gain confidence and help him realise his true talents and his potential. Can Callum realise his true worth and learn to love himself?

Lia, is a full time care taker og her mother who has dementia. It’s just the two of them and Lia is left with minimal support. Lia’s dad left them at a young age and Lia was left with all the responsibility put on her. She does not get out much or have time alone so Lucy’s small book club gets her out and able to meet with other people. Lia has a something she has always wanted that we find out which is dancing, adapted from her parents who were very talented as dancers when they were young and met. Lia beats herself up if she does anything for herself but with the encouragement from her new friends, will Lia be able to take that first step to discover who she really is and catch a glimpse of what her future may hold for her?

Hattie is a single mother who is trying to make ends meet for herself and her little daughter Poppy. She has been down and out since she caught her ex-fiancé having sex with another woman at their engagement party. Right after she left her ex she discovered she was pregnant. Since the engagement party Hattie and her mom have never been on good terms and Hattie does not know why. It eats away at Hattie the distance and tension they have suddenly. As Hattie’s sister is getting married there is no better time to start to try to mend bridges and find out why her mom blames her.

Finally we have the kind and a gently natured elderly man Oscar, whose wife since a teenager, Mary died a year ago. He is strickened with grief. His daily trips to the library gets him out of the house and he looks forward to his talks with Lucy and going to the book club. He attempts to search for his long lost daughter who was put up for adoption without his consent when he was a young man. Will Oscar find the strength to go through with finding his daughter after all these years or does his daughter even want to be found?

Together these broken people unite but are they able to be happy and live fulfilling lives? Read this book to find out!

Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 heartwarming stars! This book is just what the bibliotherapist ordered! Bookouture has never let me down with the books they publish and they made a good choice by picking Emma Davies and her book Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found! I absolutely loved the characters in this story and I felt I could definitely relate to Lucy. I know what it’s like to conpletely do everything for others and not stop to do for yourself. I still haven’t figured that out. I am so glad I picked up this book and if your looking for a read that will give you all those warm and happy feels you crave, I highly recommend this book!😁💝📚

*~Review: First Came Forever by Annie Woods~5+++++ Stars~*

~First Came Forever is available now!~

I want to thank Annie Woods for providing me with an ARC of First Came Forever in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity. All opinions and views expressed are my own.

Synopsis: Erica and her 3 closest friends are off on a summer vacation celebrating turning 18 and being legal. When Erica’s friends want to party hardy, Erica feels out of step with them. Erica has set up the vacation so that they will backpack over beautiful countries and enjoy sightseeing.

At their current location the other girl’s decide to stay because the place is well known for its parties and they know they are going to get lit asf at the next full moon party.

Erica pleads with her friends to stick with the original plans. She wants to see all the beautiful sites and attractions that she can. After her pleading is shown to be useless, Erica decides to continue the journey on her own.

While waiting in line at a tourists’ attraction, Erica bumps into an intriguing and attractive stranger, Sasha. They hit it off right away and Erica experiences all the feels of love for the very first time.

When everything seems to be a fairy tale and perfect, Erica is faced with Sasha’s deception. She moves to the United States and starts a new school that brings on a whole new set of life experiences. Erica goes on many adventures throughout First Came Forever. She faces love, friendship, confusion, betrayal, high school drama and grief. Will Erica forgive Sasha for his deception? Will Erica make a way through her new life and trials? Read First Came Forever by Annie Woods to find out!

Review: Wow!!! This book was epically amazing! When first reading this story, I felt it was going to be a simple and cute love story….

You and I belong together, it’s as simple as that. I’ve waited for you my whole life, I’m nothing without you. We’ll make this work, I promise.

I couldn’t have been more wrong! As things progressed I was thrown for twists and turns that I had no clue were coming! I absolutely adored Erica! In so many ways I was Erica. Erica loved others to a fault and felt out of step with her friends.

Annie Woods based this book off of actual life experiences. I was thoroughly impressed and enjoyed this book so much. Annie took her life experiences and weaved through these pages passion and talent creating a Young Adult Masterpiece that I won’t soon be able to forget. First Came Forever made me feel so much emotions and I felt like I couldn’t fathom waiting for the sequel! I give this book 5+++++ royal stars out of 5! I didn’t realize all the feels this book gave me! I couldn’t recommend this book enough! There also was some LGBT+ friendly stuff in here which I enjoyed. If it wasn’t the holidays with sick kids I would have finished this within hours!

Oh and I usually don’t like love triangles but this book had so much more to it than that! I will have to say after a certain incident didn’t sit well with me, I am #TeamTyler but man are my feelings all out of sorts! My only problem is how could you leave us with that ending Annie and make us wait?!! #WorthIT

I also want to do a shout out to Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads for fangirling with me throughout my reading of this book! She just made things even more AWESOME! In the link above and HERE you can find her review of First Came Forever. She also posted a Q & A with Annie Woods with it!

One more thing I wanted to add is that not only was this book awesome so was the author. I was kind of scared that after making friends with Annie that I would hate if I didn’t enjoy this book. Well all of my fears were put at bay when reading this book and realizing it’s now one of my favorites of all time. I can see why Erica is based off Annie and why me and Annie connected! She even sent me a sweet signed copy! Yay! First Came Forever by Annie Woods is highly recommended!🤗💟😁😍💃💝📚

*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!💖🎁

2017 Reading Challenge

Woot I finished my reading challenge that I started in February!!!😊 Go me!! Does cabbage patch and Happy dance! 💃💃💃💃💃How is everyone else doing in their reading challenge? What is your current read my lovelies?

I have read 120 of 120 books for the 2017 Reading Challenge! What should I read next? http://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/8323719

Current Read: The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C.C. Hunter

*~What Are You Currently Reading?🌈📚~*

Happy Sunday Fun Day lovelies! I wanted to check in and see what my fellow bilbliophiles are currently reading! So if you don’t mind I would love for you to share!

I’m currently reading Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft. It is an intense psychological thriller and has me on the edge of my seat! This book has me guessing like crazy!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day and would love to hear what you guys are reading as well! Happy Reading!📚📱🌈😍

*No Rest for the Wicked*

Hello lovelies💖, I’m sitting here posting to you guys in the middle of the night🌌 because my brain doesn’t want to shut off. I’ve been devouring a new book.📖 I have kids and have plans to get my Jesus🕇 on tomorrow with a friend but my book📗 keeps giving me that look.👀 You know that look like 🎶🎤*baby come back, you can blame it all on me!!!*🎶 My body is telling me noooo but my mind that’s right my mind is telling me yes🎵📻!!! I feel my eyes begin to sag😥 and feel like I’m going to be taken to Dreamland😪 but it’s not that easy because the sheep🐑 I’m counting jumping over the damn fence turn into books!!!📚🐑 BAH! BAH! Well anyways does anyone else battle this sleeping😫 disorder maybe not in the demented way I do but you get the picture.📚🤘Rock on loves💖 and here is to another sleepless night🌌!

Flash Sale! The Suspenseful Collection $.99 — Didi Oviatt *Check out this ebook from these two awesome ladies!*

Kim and I have a lot to celebrate, so we decided to mark down the price to our short story collection so that our readers can celebrate with us!! Between the up and coming release of my new novel Search For Maylee, Kim’s nomination for best romance of 2017 for A Stranger In France, and […]

via Flash Sale! The Suspenseful Collection $.99 — Didi Oviatt

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