Books

New Book: Over Us Over You

Over Us, Over You

by Whitney G.
Publication Date: December 7, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

Subject: Delete this message after you read it…

Dear Hayley,

I’m assuming you’re still hungover, so I’ll make this brief.

Last night, you slipped under my sheets (without my permission), and we almost had sex. I got the hell out of the bed once I realized it was you, and I took you home.

That’s the story.

The end.

Period.

Just in case you’ve forgotten, you’re my best friend’s little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can’t be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved–or “over” in your terms, so I’d prefer if we worked on becoming ‘just friends’ again since you’re in town.

Nonetheless, I’m not a man who leaves questions unanswered–even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation:

1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me.
2) Yes, I do “prefer” rough sex, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t rough with you.
3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin…

This message never happened,
Corey

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels and the co-founder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on Instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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Book review

Review: Marked: Winter (Blood Courtesans)

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ethen Rune is a centuries old vampire used to his solitude. He’s wealthy and disciplined, he expects extreme competence from those around him. Amelia Winters is the baby sister to a family of vampire slayers, she was raised to hate all vampires. When Amelia’s best friend Tessa has a near fatal encounter with a vampire, Amelia must enter the world of blood courtesans to save her friend’s life. Blood courtesans are expected to seduce and satisfy their vampire sponsors. Can Amelia bring herself to seduce the very creature her family has hunted for years? She soon realizes that there are no rules where vampires are concerned and that her own life and heart may be at stake.

At first reading this I thought this was going to be the same old cliché vampire romance. Vampire meets seemingly shy young woman and saves her from a dangerous vampire and they fall in instant love. What I discovered was much more, this is a love story of two people who are not supposed to even like each other falling in love and saving each other. The characters were original and complex. Their relationship progressed quickly but the chemistry was authentic. The story takes place in Chicago where vampires make a home for their selves. Marked builds a world within reality giving readers a clear understanding of vampires and what governs their actions.
The only growth area for this book is the setting could have been strengthened a little more. I would have loved to experience the city more in the writing. Marked: Winter (Blood Courtesans) in a few words is action-packed, at the edge of your seat love story of two enemies falling in love. This book held me captive until the very last page.

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Book review

Review: The Matchmaker’s Playbook

As an avid reader when you’ve read a lot of books, you start to realize good books are hard to find. Until my buddy Amazon came along, I love that I receive emails with books that fall into my interests. I discovered the matchmaker’s playbook in my daily romance newsletter from Amazon and I decided to give it a try. I subscribe to Kindle Unlimited and the book was available for me to read for free. This is my honest review of this book.

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The Matchmaker’s Playbook starts off as Ian Hunter a playboy and former NFL recruit is waiting for a woman, as you read further you learn about his service to women. He’s a player  who after seeing his sister settle, decided to help good women gain confidence to attract the men that they deserve. With the help of his best friend Lex, Wingmen Inc. was born.

Blake Olsen is one of the guys, she came from a small-town to follow her childhood friend  whose she’s secretly has a crush on to college. She reaches out to Wingmen Inc. to help her snag her crush, only to find out that the obnoxious and hot Ian Hunter is the key to her happiness.

Will Ian help Blake snatch the attention of her childhood crush?

The matchmaker’s playbook is a love story following Ian Hunter the playboy who doesn’t think he deserves love and Blake Olsen a sexy tomboyish nursing student who shows him he needs it.

The story sucked me in from the first page; I enjoyed the high-resolution pictures and rich graphic images.  The  book was moderately paced and the author did not bore me with irrelevant fluff. The story was expertly presented in a manner that kept me locked in from start to finish. I enjoyed the imagery;the surroundings were explained tastefully not taking away from the story. I would definitely recommend this book as a light read. Ms. Van Dyken did a great job with the other characters, she gave just enough to intrigue me so I was emotionally invested in all  the characters at the end of the book.

If I could describe this book in a few words I would say its fun, sexy and light-hearted. Love comes in different forms and this was a cliché free romantic adventure.

I provided a link to The Match maker’s playbook below.

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No book is perfect, but this was a great read.

Currently reading book#2

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Updates

Book Review: coming soon

I special thank you for all the tips I’ve received yesterday, it was extremely helpful. I am currently trying to find the best one that fits me.

The Matchmaker’s playbook by Rachel Van Dyken has held me hostage for a few days.

It is a great read and I hope to share my thoughts with you very soon.
Thank you for visiting

Sincerely Elle

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The Reader : How does the modern day writer find time for reading?

Gone are the days that as a writer all you were responsible for was the proper maintenance of your typewriter and a good manuscript. People were able to write a story, hand it to their editors and relax. Now you’re responsible for  your manuscript being error free, well-developed and developing a platform to help set your project up for success. I am definitely not complaining my question is how do a writer balance a professional career while finding time to read?

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Reading is my first love.

To seasoned writers:

What are some strategies do you implement to balance reading time and your writing life?

You can place your tips in the comment section.

 

Thank you

Sincerely Elle

 

 

 

Creative writing prompt

Creative writing prompt #1

Thank you to all my followers, I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog.  As promised the writing prompt is as follows:-

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You woke up in a dark alley at night with nothing except the clothes on your back and a cellphone with one number in it. You touch your head and realize there is a small bump, you try to think back to how you got there but everything is a blur. You walk out the alley to a city that’s buzzing with lights and activity; the phone rings and you stare at it. In 500 words you can either write a story that recalls how you woke up in the alley or write a story about what happens next.

Rules

  • Don’t over think just write
  • Story no more than 500 words
  • Character must have a love interest

All creative stories must be emailed to ellewrites@outlook.com no later than Wednesday August 24th 2016 @ 4pm.

A special thank you to everyone following  this blog and good luck to all the participants.

Have a productive Tuesday