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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Also Known As Lard Butt by Ann Herrick

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The emotion-charged first weeks of junior high, boys, bathing suits, body image, and her own insecurities...
 Laura finds out that, Ricky, the boy who created her horrible nickname, "Lard Butt," has moved back into town—and immediately schemes to keep him quiet. After all, she can't let her new swim teammates, especially drool-worthy Noah, hear the horrible name! No way!
 She's determined to put a million years between grade school and junior high—even in the face of a father who drives an éclair, a would-be-movie-star mother who suddenly moves back home, and a past that comes back to haunt her with the dreaded nickname.
 Although Laura's embarrassed about how she looks in a swimsuit, she tries to stay true to her vow to take risks. She even lets Maria talk her into going to the school dance, where she braves negotiating a truce for a quarreling couple.
New friendships form, Laura's mother starts getting too domesticated for Laura's comfort, and hints of romance start to develop—or do they?
Chapter One       
"Laura! Wait up!"
A buzz louder than a thousand bees trapped between a window and screen filled the school hallway.  But I recognized Maria's voice and stopped so she could catch up with me. I totally needed her by my side.
"Sorry I'm late!" Maria exclaimed. Her dark brown hair was shiny and softly curled under, just hitting her shoulders. With her white top and colorful print skirt she looked fresh and, well, just about perfect. "I can't believe Mama gets so excited. She insisted on driving me all the way over to Gramma's so she could take my picture on my first day of high school."
At least her mother was around to get excited.
Maria's brown eyes sparkled. "This is it! The year we take risks—the year we pull out all the stops."
"This is the year we vowed to speak up in class and try to sit with a group in the lunchroom," I said, hoping to get her—and me—to relax. I loved Maria’s enthusiasm, but I needed to calm down. Since we both finally made a friend in sixth grade—each other—that inspired us to try to expand our world. We wanted to put a million years between grade school and junior high school. But looking around the long hallway, it seemed as if everyone else in school looked older, more together, and full of confidence. Maybe it felt that way to all the new kids, and maybe we’d all soon feel differently. I hoped so.
I spotted locker number 499 and stopped. Maria, as planned last spring, was right next to me at 500. I twiddled the dial on the padlock on my door. Okay, I begged the junior-high-school-hallway gods. I don't ask for much. Just let me be able to work the combination.
The junior high school was so much bigger than the grade school. There were way fewer windows and the school’s navy blue color made everything seem so dark. I knew it was just a school building, but somehow it seemed scary.
"Life as we know it is going to be different!" Maria pointed her index finger skyward. Her voice rang with exclamation points. She was brave when it was just the two of us. It was only in front of others that she was shy. At least shyness was something she might someday outgrow. I was never going to outgrow my big—
"Hey." A skinny boy with red hair and a slightly crooked-toothed grin tapped my shoulder. "Long time, no see."
Oh, no! It was Ricky Andrews. I hadn't seen him since he moved away at the end of third grade. In second grade he'd tagged me with my despised nickname and ruined my entire grade-school existence.
Once he'd labeled me "Lard Butt," no one remembered my real name, if they remembered me at all. I wasn't super smart or athletic. And, despite inheriting Mom's blondish golden brown hair and blue eyes, not what you'd call pretty. Not with Dad's pudgy face and "generous" (his words) hips and thighs. Even in second grade the name Lard Butt had fit. Disastrously.
Kids teased me every day. I learned to keep quiet, so I wouldn't be noticed. For the rest of grade school I sat in the back of the classroom. I chose a table in the far corner of the lunchroom. I hid behind trees on the playground. Hiding helped scale down the name-calling, little by little. By fifth grade my nickname had finally disappeared, but I had continued to play it safe.
And now Ricky Andrews had to show up again on the first day of junior high school, the first day that I'd vowed life was going to be different. The first day that I was going to take risks.
Ricky tapped my shoulder again. "How are ya, Lar—?”
I punched his arm. Hard. I could barely believe I did that! Ricky's books sailed to the floor.
The bell rang.
In the confusion I tugged on Maria's arm. "Let's go to homeroom." We fought our way through the blob-like mass oozing its way down the hall. "We can pick out seats together. In the front of the room. Starting today, life is going to be different!"
Yes, life would be different. If I could figure out a way to stifle Ricky Andrews—permanently.
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Saturday, 30 May 2015

#6 by Sharon L. Higa

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Ida Moreno had a good life. Head Curator of the New York Public Library, lots of friends and acquaintances among her co-workers, a nice, cozy apartment close to her work and the simple company of her cat, Tansy.
All that changes in one horrifying moment.
Raped and murdered by someone in the middle of the night, Ida’s soul discorporates from her body at the time of death and witnesses the final moments. She’s angry, and her emotional anger ties her to the killer. It’s now up to her to figure out how to use her ‘new spirit body’ to find out who he is and bring him to justice.
Sharon Small
At six years old, Sharon L. Higa became obsessed with the supernatural, compliments of an older cousin who fascinated her with stories of hauntings and horror. Traveling the world with her family, the fascination grew, resulting in creating and telling her own stories.�She wrote intermittently for a number of years, but it was after she and her husband moved to East Tennessee that her family and friends convinced her to write and publish her works. She now writes full time. She resides with eleven cats, one dog and Mark, her patient and loving husband of twenty two years.
Review: #6 takes a thriller/crime plot and turns it on it's head! Ida is an amazing strong character, full of life...until she dies. Then she becomes a twisted, vengeful spirit hellbent on revenge. I loved her journey and the way her trials and tribulations evolve her. Much as it's a tale shrouded in sadness, the way it's written drags you in and you find yourself really rooting for Ida. Sharon L. Higa has an amazing writing style which I adore. I can't think of anything I didn't like about this book - and I don't see how anyone else could too! Highly recommended.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Then Comes the Harvest by Danny Stone

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Frank Hartman is off to prison. His organs are now for sale. Since “harvesting” began, using inmates as organ donors has become commonplace. Frank meets his cellmate, Ahmed, and their neighbor, a cryptic inmate who’s been harvested eight times and who knows more than he should. Tension mounts as a mysterious prison guard tries to help—or sabotage—Frank’s standing at the jail, putting him in jeopardy with a strict lieutenant. Meanwhile, Frank and Ahmed get sucked into the middle of a gang dispute. Frank reaches out to his older sister for help, but she is reluctant to answer e-mails in a world where words are monitored. A year at the “Chophouse” culminates when gang tension comes to a head, prompting Frank to confront his mortality, his crime, and the true meaning of harvesting.
Review: Then Comes the Harvest is a thriller like no other! As Frank goes to prison in this dystopian style landscape, the plot thickens rapidly and continues to build until an explosive end. The characters are deeply complex and you'll find yourself confused as to why you're actually rooting for the people you are. Danny Stone has created an excellent way to get you thinking about the future of ethics, morals and even politics. A highly recommended book that will keep you thinking for days.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Catch Me If You Cannes Part 4 by Lisa Dickenson

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The final part in this hilarious four-part romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas - winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.
Just one week ago, Jess was safely tucked away in her quiet seaside home, running her cafe and not really doing much of anything. So what on earth has happened between then and now that has her stealing a superyacht from Cannes marina?
Leo. Leo happened.
Jess doesn't want to believe what everybody is saying about him. He's her Leo, with his lazy smile, soft kisses and firm hugs, and she knows he's a good man. But she can't deny that something isn't quite right so she just needs some time to figure things out. All Jess did was fall in love with a boy who liked Nutella. How has it come to this?
Full of hilarious one-liners, sparkling blue seas and plenty of romantic moments, Catch Me if You Cannes is the story of two friends, a few white lies and one extremely delicious man. WARNING: reading Catch Me If You Cannes may result in embarrassing outbursts of belly-aching laughter on public transport.
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Lisa Dickenson was born in the wrong body. She was definitely meant to be Beyoncé. Despite this hardship, she grew up in Devon attempting to write her own, completely copyright-infringing versions of Sweet Valley High, before giving Wales a go for university, and then London a go for the celeb-spotting potential. She’s now back in Devon, living beside the seaside with her husband and forcing cream teas down the mouths of anyone who’ll visit. She is sadly still not Beyoncé.
Lisa’s first novel, The Twelve Dates of Christmas, won the Novelicious Debut of the Year award. Her second novel, You Had Me at Merlot, was also an instant hit with readers who were won over by her wit, charm and naughty sense of humour.
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Review: I hate that this series has ended! I could have read 20 more of these books easily and never gotten bored of Jess, Bryony, Harvey and Leo. Lisa Dickenson has an amazing, light-hearted funny writing style...so much so that I read this final part in practically one sitting! There is nothing not to like about any of the Catch Me If You Cannes books, they are the perfect summer escapism. If course there is mystery and trouble on this holiday, but that's what makes it that much more exciting. I cannot recommend these books highly enough.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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The Nark: Greg Sten by Wyatt Grondin

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Gregory Sten is an informant for the police.
Kelly Hab is trying to overcome a major tragedy.
Henry Wurz is a reporter who hates crime.
Frederick Dace is vicious.
When Dace comes back into town, Greg finds himself dragged into more police work than he ever expected. What starts off as an already horrible act evolves into a nonstop path of destruction and death, dragging all four of the protagonists through their breaking points. It’s a story of love, death, thrills, scares, a clash between determined good and horrific evil, all told through shifting the focus of the leads. Just wait and see how it all unfolds.
Everything is personal.
Review: The Nark delves deep into the un-glamorous life of a police informant. I like the way it turns crime novels on it's head by telling the story from a unique point of view. The story line becomes more and more gripping as it picks up pace and I couldn't stop thinking about the ending for ages after I'd finished reading! Highly recommended. I look forward to reading more by this author.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Zavrazin by Clive Radford

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Which famous Cold War era British politician suspected to be a Soviet mole, still evaded being arrested by MI5?
KGB Colonel Dimitry Zavrazin arranges defection to the West for his family and him with MI5 agent Craig Faulkner. In exchange, Zavrazin will bring a dossier with him identifying a prominent Establishment figure, codename Arrow Eye, to be a Soviet spy.
In making the deal a reality, Zavrazin becomes subject to a full scale KGB manhunt when he begins his escape westward from East Berlin, his family already safe in England.
After a firefight at a MI5 London safe house, the dossier disappears. Based on what little MI5 know about Arrow Eye, spycatcher Peter Wright knits together disparate information strands, proposing the true identity of the Soviet mole to Faulkner.
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Clive Radford began writing at school, then university but mainly through subsequent life experience.
His poetry has been published in numerous poetry magazines such as The Journal, The Cannon's Mouth, Poetry Monthly, Poetry Now, Storming Heaven, Poetry Nottingham, Scripsi and Modern Review, plus in many compilations by United Press.
A series of his short stories and poems have been published by Ether Books. The Arts Council has sponsored publication of his novels 'One Night in Tunisia' and 'The Sounds of Silence'. His contemporary satire 'Doghouse Blues' was number one in Harper Collins Authonomy chart, and has been awarded gold medal status. It has been published by Black Rose. His spy thriller 'Zavrazin' has been published by Triplicity Publishing. Its companion sequel 'Nexus Bullet' is published by Ex-L-Ence Publishing.
'One Night in Tunisia', 'Zavrazin', and 'Nexus Bullet' have all been converted into three-act screenplays.
His work has a distinctive voice setting it apart, and appealing to those fascinated by intrigue, and who question status quo accepted views.

Review: I have read a few spy novels and always enjoy them, by I found Zavrazin to be more exciting than most! Clive Radford has a very exciting writing style which is attention grabbing from the very first page. It's clear a lot of research had gone into the plot, which always makes story lines that much more interesting, exciting and believable. After reading this book, I certainly want to read more of this authors work. 

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Author @KA_Moll

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Coming to Terms is a love story—and so much more. It’s a story of the impact of sexual abuse and addiction. It’s a story of the hunt for a serial rapist, turned murderer. Mainly though, it’s a story of Sawyer’s journey to forgive—another and herself. Sawyer James is a cop. It’s who she is and all she ever wanted to be. The job is all she has. Sawyer’s alone, not necessarily because she wants to be, but because horrors in her past have left her drifting in seething waters. To move forward into a fulfilling relationship, Sawyer must come to terms. Sage Carson is a clinical social worker. She’s divorced and alone. Alone, is definitely preferable to being married. At almost forty, she comes to realize that her marital problems weren’t due to a lack of sexual desire, but rather, her lack of sexual desire for a man. Sage’s attraction to Sawyer is an awakening. To move forward, to not spend her life alone, Sage must come to terms—with her own sexuality and with Sawyer. In their struggle—to love—to forgive—to survive—Sage and Sawyer risk everything. But is everything enough?
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Do you believe in soul mates? Do you believe that somewhere there’s person who makes you whole? If you ran into each other at a coffee shop or on the street—would you know her? Would you have the courage to put yourself out there—to risk it all for love?
Zane was sexually assaulted just days before her high school graduation—targeted because she was a lesbian. The horrific nature of that violation has left her unable to engage in intimate relationships. They were bullies and as far as she’s concerned, they destroyed her life.
When Jaina’s mother was incarcerated, she and her brother were placed in foster care. The years spent lingering in that system have left her battling lifelong issues of abandonment. Jaina trusts no one enough to risk being hurt again. Sex is fine, but relationships are out of the question.
When circumstances result in Jaina embarking on a search for her bio-family, her path will cross with Zane’s. Both recognize the other as a soul mate, but will their love be strong enough to overcome a lifetime of baggage?
KA Moll was born and raised in snowy central Illinois. The change of seasons touches her soul. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. She is a young retiree from state child protective services, where she supervised investigations of child abuse and neglect. KA and her wife have been together for just under thirty years and counting. Their marriage is the wind beneath her wings. She enjoys golf, bridge, and of course–reading and writing lesbian fiction.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Second Chance by Sydney Canyon

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After an attack on her convoy, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, Darien Hollister, must learn to live without her sight. When an experimental procedure allows her to see again, opening up the possibility for her to go back to the career that is deeply ingrained in her, Darien is torn, knowing someone had to die in order for this to happen.
She embarks on a journey to personally thank the donor’s family, but is too stunned to tell them the truth. Mixed emotions stir inside of her as she slowly gets to the know the people that feel like so much more than strangers to her.
When the truth finally comes out, Darien walks away, taking the second chance that she’s been given to go back to the only life she’s ever known, but she’s not the only one with a second chance at life.
Review: Oh wow...I loved this book! Sydney Canyon is an amazing author who captures the human experience well. The plot of Second Chance begins in tragedy and ends in hope, with a brilliantly gripping journey along the way. I fell in love with the characters and quickly became utterly absorbed by the story line until it get to the point where I couldn't put it down! 5 stars easily earned.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Paths Chosen by Kally Jo Surbeck

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Several hundred years ago, Simone made a poor choice, a choice that has lasted an eternity. Because of that one, split- second decision Simone and her lover have been cursed to immortality--separate from each other, until that mistake can be remedied. Hundreds of years, he's pursued her. Finally, Fates be blamed, they have come together to set history right. Will love prevail or will they be damned for all Eternity?
Review: I am a huge fan of Kally Jo Surbeck so I was extremely looking forward to reading Paths Chosen. As a follow up to The Awakening, it's amazing. I love the descriptive writing style, the way her characters drive the plot and the way the storyline gathers pace. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal romance - this fits that genre with a twist that you'll love!

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Unleash the Undead Blog Tour day 9 - CBY Book Club

Catch Me If You Cannes Part 3 by Lisa Dickenson

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The third part in this hilarious four-part digital romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas - winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.
Things could not be going better between Jess and Leo. Every moment they spend together is lovely and sunkissed and full of anticipation. Jess hasn't felt like this in a very long time and she doesn't want it to end. Sure, Leo is a bit vague about certain areas of his life but that doesn't mean anything . . .
Suddenly Jess's perfect holiday romance isn't looking so great and she has a choice to make - should she ignore what Bryony is telling her and keep living the dream, or should she run the risk of losing Leo in order to prove her friend wrong?
Full of hilarious one-liners, sparkling blue seas and plenty of romantic moments, Catch Me If You Cannes is the story of two friends, a few white lies and one extremely delicious man. WARNING: reading Catch Me If You Cannes may result in embarrassing outbursts of belly-aching laughter on public transport.
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Lisa Dickenson was born in the wrong body. She was definitely meant to be Beyoncé. Despite this hardship, she grew up in Devon attempting to write her own, completely copyright-infringing versions of Sweet Valley High, before giving Wales a go for university, and then London a go for the celeb-spotting potential. She’s now back in Devon, living beside the seaside with her husband and forcing cream teas down the mouths of anyone who’ll visit. She is sadly still not Beyoncé.
Lisa’s first novel, The Twelve Dates of Christmas, won the Novelicious Debut of the Year award. Her second novel, You Had Me at Merlot, was also an instant hit with readers who were won over by her wit, charm and naughty sense of humour.
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Review: Part 3 of the Catch Me If You Cannes series is even more action packed and hilarious than the rest! Leo becomes something of an enigma as Jess tries to decide if he really is as nice as she so desperately wants to believe and then there's Bryony and her work troubles and on top of that, family members arrive! This holiday in Cannes is turning out to be more work and less glamour by the minute.
The cliffhanger ending has me desperate for Part 4, and judging by the way Lisa Dickenson has written this series so far - it isn't going to disappoint! I cannot recommend these books enough, you won't be disappointed!

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter by Kate Winter

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Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you're dead.
When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.
Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .
In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order).
Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn't consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is a romantic and darkly funny romp, and is Kate's debut novel. Follow Kate on Twitter: @KatiCut or check out her blog.
Review: For a book that's primarily about death, The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is hilarious! Kate Winter has given her a very specific, memorable voice that you just can't help to love and laugh at. After Rosie's death, the life that she thought she was living unravels and she discovers things about everyone she knows - including herself!
I had no idea what to expect when I started reading, but once I'd gotten hooked in by the witty, clever tone, language and plot I just couldn't stop reading. Although the outcome is obviously a sad one (after all, you know Rosie is dead from the beginning), the journey into her afterlife is one that can't be missed. An easy 5 stars and highly recommended for people who love light hearted, romance reads...although be warned, you will laugh out loud!!

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Unleash the Undead Blog Tour day 7 - GothicMoms

#6 by Sharon L. Higa

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Ida Moreno had a good life. Head Curator of the New York Public Library, lots of friends and acquaintances among her co-workers, a nice, cozy apartment close to her work and the simple company of her cat, Tansy. 
All that changes in one horrifying moment. 

Raped and murdered by someone in the middle of the night, Ida’s soul discorporates from her body at the time of death and witnesses the final moments. She’s angry, and her emotional anger ties her to the killer. It’s now up to her to figure out how to use her ‘new spirit body’ to find out who he is and bring him to justice.
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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Cherries in the Snow by Jonathan Douglas Duran

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Cherries in the Snow is a collection of ten short stories.
Family trauma, criminals, theoretical physics, murder, mental illness and the surreal coincide to create dark tales of tragedy and redemption.
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Review: Collections of short stories can sometimes be hit and miss because there's the danger that some stories can let it down, but that simply isn't the case in Cherries in the Snow! Each story is unique, but just as dark, funny and captivating. Jonathan Douglas Duran has an amazing way of writing that grabbed my attention from the very first word. At some points my heart was actually pounding! I'd recommend this to readers who love horror with something a little bit different thrown in - it'll be challenging to find anything even remotely similar to this!

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Blog Tour Day 4 - Double Feature!

Catch me if you Cannes (part 2) by Lisa Dickenson

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The second part in this hilarious four-part romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas - winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.
Jess had been feeling on top of the world - she'd had the best night out with Bryony, making lots of fabulous new friends, and she'd MET A BOY! Now, all of a sudden, her carefully constructed (if slightly exaggerated) facade is about to come tumbling down. She's had a taste of how the other half live and she's not ready to give it up just yet - especially if it means also giving up Leo. But how long can Jess and Bryony continue pulling the wool over everyone's eyes before they're in too deep?
Full of hilarious one-liners, sparkling blue seas and plenty of romantic moments, Catch Me If You Cannes is the story of two friends, a few white lies and one extremely delicious man. WARNING: reading Catch Me If You Cannes may result in embarrassing outbursts of belly-aching laughter on public transport.
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Lisa Dickenson was born in the wrong body. She was definitely meant to be Beyoncé. Despite this hardship, she grew up in Devon attempting to write her own, completely copyright-infringing versions of Sweet Valley High, before giving Wales a go for university, and then London a go for the celeb-spotting potential. She’s now back in Devon, living beside the seaside with her husband and forcing cream teas down the mouths of anyone who’ll visit. She is sadly still not Beyoncé.
Lisa’s first novel, The Twelve Dates of Christmas, won the Novelicious Debut of the Year award. Her second novel, You Had Me at Merlot, was also an instant hit with readers who were won over by her wit, charm and naughty sense of humour.
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Review: This is another amazing part to the Catch Me If You Cannes book series! It's literally laugh out loud and full of everything that a light hearted summer read should be. It's so much fun to find out more about the characters on this wonderful getaway (that I actually feel like I'm on too!) I'm struggling to find the words to describe how much I love these books so I will just say the Lisa Dickensen has quickly become my favourite author of all time. I highly recommend this series to anyone because once you read one, you won't be able to wait to read the rest!