About Me


Hello my name is Rea and I am a bookaholic.......... they always say admitting to an addiction is the first step!

I will always be found with my nose in a book and a smile on my face!
 I enjoy reading women's fiction as I find this genre is pure escapism for me but I do like to read the odd psychological thriller from time to time too.

 I am not a fan of Science Fiction or anything involving Religion. 

The reason I started my blog was to reach out to readers to help them to find their next read.
Through book reviewing I have discovered new authors and books I wouldn't necessarily have picked up before.

I usually read around 3 books a week and as well as putting the reviews on my blog I also add them to Amazon and Goodreads. I do not get paid for my reviews and if I get a book sent to me by the author or a publisher I do not let this effect my opinions on my review I will always give my honest feedback unless I couldn't finish the book then it is unfair to give my opinion.

Unfortunately due to the amount of requests I receive from self-published authors on a daily basis I am no longer taking on anymore requests unless I have read one of your books previously.  

Please feel free to comment on my reviews, I hope you find my reviews helpful in discovering your next read.

Rea
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21 comments:

  1. LOU,

    I would like to request that you review my debut YA novel NOLICHUCK. It's written under my pen name of Jackson Keene and published by Trebleheartbooks.com. (I have a standard publishing contract, and the novel is NOT self-published. The publisher THB has been in business for over a decade and currently has a list of over 60 active authors.)

    NOLICHUCK is published both as a paperback and Ebook, and is available at Amazon.com, Kindle, Barnesandnoble.com, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad/iPhone/iBook, and publisher Trebleheartbooks.com. (I'm not sure which Indy bookstores currently carry it.)

    Note: I am interested in doing an Author Interview and/or Guest Blog, too.


    STORY OVERVIEW

    TJ’s just an ordinary fourteen year old kid with extraordinary problems at home and school: A broken up family from his parents’ bitter divorce, evil bullies almost every afternoon, failing grades, boring classes, snobby girls, mean teachers, cut from basketball tryouts, few friends.

    Life is rough for TJ Cockrell.

    And then that mysterious little green book had to go and throw him into the past. And not just any past, but into the untamed forbidding forests of 1802 eastern Tennessee along with the savage Indians, wild beasts, bloodthirsty robbers, backwoods ruffians, and log cabin living! Yup, it’s definitely not 2011 Knoxville anymore.

    And he thought his present life was bad news! But TJ’s adventures are only beginning. Along the way, he fights off killer beasts and bandits and braves, meets the young Davy Crockett, gains a world of confidence in himself, finds his first real love, and is befriended by a fantastic frontier family who really has it together.

    When he returns to the present, he’s a brand new person––but there's killers loose in his house, bullies waiting to beat him up at school, a pretty new girl at Highland High he's hasn't even seen yet. And the aftermath of the little green book to deal with!


    (NOTE: The story is gritty in terms of realistic villains and their language, and it also deals heavily with the relevant issue of bullying in schools, which is of great concern to many parents, teachers, and young people these days.)





    http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/Nolichuck_frnt_cvr.jpg



    For questions, comments, author interview, or blog tour opportunities, feel free to contact me direct. Please note that NOLICHUCK is available to bookstores, school libraries, and other book resellers at a substantial discount through the publisher Trebleheartbooks.com, or Amazon.com, or Baker Taylor.

    For your book review, I can email you a PDF copy.

    Warm Regards,

    Jackson Keene
    jacksonkeenetx@gmail.com
    Plano, TX

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  2. Good morning Rea, My name is Caitriona Leslie. I self-published (never judge a book by the fact that it's self-published! :-))my first novel late last year. It's a contemporary romance and I'm including it's website just to give you an insight. If you think you would be interested in a "heart-warming" (not my words) Irish Tale, let me know - I would be delighted to send you a copy for review. Many thanks Rea, for your time and consideration, kind regards, Caitriona Leslie.

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  3. Sorry Rea, I forgot to include the website after all that! Here it is

    http://www.alicerosebook.com

    Many thanks, Caitriona Leslie

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  4. Hi Rea,

    I'm a new, teen, up and coming author from London. I was challenged by a teacher at school to write a book which I thought would appeal to people of my age and slightly older. This was because I had a strong dislike to reading literature. I liked the stories written by The Bronte sisters and Jane Austin, as well as the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. Once I got started writing my novel, the ideas just kept flowing and I eventually wrote the entire story. I'm really proud of the book 'Finding Cloud 9' and along the way have grown a strong passion for writing. My book that is now available in digital format on amazon.

    I noticed that you are fond of Chick Lit,well I would love it if you could read my book and post a review on amazon and possibly your blog. It would be great to get a non biased opinion and I really appreciate it. Thank you.

    With Kind Regards,

    Aryah

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  5. Hello Rea, my name is Melissa Ann Goodwin and I am the author of two middle-grade novels, The Christmas Village, and its sequel, Return to Canterbury. I am writing to ask if you would consider a review of one or both books. There is no hurry on the time frame. My email is melissaanngoodwin@yahoo.com, and here are the links to my books on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Return-Canterbury-Melissa-Ann-Goodwin/dp/1492348872 and http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Christmas-Village-Melissa-Goodwin/dp/1463646259

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  6. Hi,

    I am a holistic therapist in my spare time. It comes through in my books sometimes. I was hoping I could submit a book for review please? I have a Goodreads profile where you can contact me.

    I have x3 different romantic fiction novels.
    They're on Amazon: Youngs Love, Trues Love, Dark Love.

    Love & light,
    TL Clark

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  7. Hi Rea,

    I wonder if you would like to review my ebook, Looking for Alex, published by Carina UK and currently available for a free download on NetGalley?

    Its themes are love and friendship, loss and betrayal - the story of a young runaway and her friend's search for her many years later, set partly in Sheffield/punk-era London, and partly the present day, and already has some 5-star reviews on Amazon.

    If you want the NetGalley link you can contact me through my Facebook page.

    Regards, Marian

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  8. ooops - forgot to put my full name in the last post re Looking for Alex, it's Marian Dillon!

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  9. My latest novel, Valerie's Retreat, is now available from Amazon on Kindle, and I would like to invite you (if you love romantic thrillers) to read and review this novel. Here is a blurb:

    Valerie, a 40-ish Head Teller at a bank, has met Franco, 16 years younger and studying for a doctorate in archaeology. He is stunned yet eager to begin a relationship with this attractive "cougar", and they become lovers. Their lives begin to unravel when Valerie's female bisexual boss makes advances (and threats) toward Valerie and Franco is accused of the theft of an Incan artifact from a museum where he has been working part-time. Frustrated, under surveillance by the FBI, and seeing no way out of their dilemma, they decide to steal money from Valerie's bank and flee the country. They go to Peru to start a new life, but they find there the same type of corruption and threats. How can they escape their nightmares and make their dreams come true?

    If you are interested in reading and reviewing this novel, please email me at rinald47@hotmail.com for a free copy. Don't forget to tell me what format you prefer (.mobi, .pdf, or .doc). I would also be very interested in an author interview and/or giveaway. If you are in a book club that is interested in discussing my book, I'd be happy to participate in the discussion remotely. For a sneak peek into Valerie's Retreat, go to http://www.amazon.com/Valeries-Retreat-Joseph-Rinaldo-ebook/dp/B00GCWNOQM/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1388948691&sr=8-1&keywords=valerie%27s+retreat, and click on "Click to LOOK INSIDE!"

    Thanks!

    Joseph Rinaldo

    P.S. Thought you might want to take a look at the book trailer for Valerie’s Retreat, also. Here’s the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKXY54oD_gg

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  10. Hello,
    I am interested in having you read my book, Cora Rules, for a review. Cora Rules is one of my hotter reads and can be considered as contemporary new adult romance or as chick lit.

    Here is a description for Cora Rules: Until her father died, Cora's goal has been to look drop dead gorgeous in the latest fashion and be seen at all the right places. Now in order to keep her inheritance she can't buy any new clothes for a year, and she's assigned to help her ex-lover's wife, Vivian Gordon, rediscover her mojo. Cora's in serious need of a massage. And there's one N.B.A. coach who's ready to give her more than that.

    There is no time limit for this review.


    Thank you for considering.
    Melinda Curtis

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  11. Dear Rea

    I enjoy reading the reviews you write on Amazon and on your blog. I feel sure you would like the work of Marius Gabriel. (www.marius-gabriel-author.com) and think you’ll enjoy “The Seventh Moon”.

    It’s the story of a powerful woman confronted by a stranger who claims to be the daughter she lost in the chaos of World War II.

    Publishers Weekly called it "Suspenseful... highly atmospheric... harrowing... poignant" and the Chicago Tribune said, “few thrillers have as strong a sense of atmosphere and adventure as this fascinating tale."

    I’d love to know what you think. A review from you carries a lot of weight in the UK and it would be good to spread the word of Marius' work here.

    If you feel you have the time to take a look, I’d be delighted to send you a complimentary paperback or a Kindle download. If any the other titles detailed on the website take your interest, of course I can send those also.

    I look forward very much to hearing from you (fsmythe1@gmail.com)

    Thank you for your time,

    Frances Smythe
    on behalf of Marius Gabriel

    www.marius-gabriel-author.com

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  12. Hi Rea,

    Would love for you to review mynovel Everlasting Essence. Please contact me at reflectionsbyria . com. If you access the site, you can read the prologue and chapter one. Thanks! Sincerely, Ria Prestia.
    The story is about a women who at age 40 is trying to decide which path to take, stay marriedor venture life divorced. On a long weekend together with her husband she reflects back on their life over the past 20 years before making her decision. It's a romance/family saga that makes you cry, laugh, and totally feel. So far the response hasbeen positive by thise who have read it.
    Hope to here from you. I can send you a copy or a download for your tablet.
    Thanks again,
    Ria

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  13. Sorry for my typos. This is my first time entering a blog and typing with my tablet instead of a keyboard.

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  14. My name is Emme Cross and I write contemporary romance novels based on the island of St. Barts. There are currently four out, with more to come. My publisher is a small UK indie firm so every bit of buzz is appreciated. I can send you pdf or mobi copies. Check me out at Goodreads, Amazon and/or my blog. My first book, Love on St. Barts, made the top 100 in the UK in June, the month of its release!

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  15. Hi,

    My name is Venus Morales, I am the author of 'The Hybrid' a YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal novel. It is the first of it's series. My novel has won a 5 star silver seal by 'Readers Favorite' and I would love if you would be willing to review my novel. Below are the links where my novel is available.

    https://www.goodreads.com/AuthorVenusMorales

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TFTB1H8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_YgK7vb1823SP4

    http://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hybrid-venus-morales/1121206824?ean=9781508406471

    I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    Respectfully,

    Venus Morales

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  16. Hello dear friend ,
    Nice day!
    This is shriny, I’m glad to communicate with you.
    I appreciate your writing skills very much, all your review articles are really great, and I can fell the reviews’ authenticity and sincerity, it is a great experience to read your article. 
    I feel you are a friendly and gifted person. So, I wonder whether I can be very lucky to make friends and cooperate with you? If you agree, could you please let me know via xisuyangfuyun@126.com?
    I’m looking forward to your reply, thank you very much!
    Best regards!
    Shriny

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  17. Hi Rea,

    You have an awesome blog. Thank you for sharing your opinion and time with the rest of the reading world.

    If you are interested in a contemporary romance novella that takes place in the Costa Rican jungle, may I suggest WILD GAMES by Mila Rossi (that's me), which was just released on Amazon November 25th, 2015. Below is the blurb and I apologize about entering my request here, but I didn't see another link for review requests/contact info.

    Have a great upcoming holiday and keep up the good work!

    Best wishes,

    Mila Rossi
    mila@milarossi.com

    WILD GAMES
    Despite warnings of annoying mosquitos and beastly spiders, Becca Glover couldn’t be more excited about her expedition to Costa Rica. Rooming with Matt Ritter, however, is an inconvenience she doesn’t see coming. He wields a machete, shaves with a knife and needs to wear a decent amount of clothes to cover the muscles she can’t stop staring at.

    Hired to lead a group of scientists through the jungle, Matt is convinced the fiery redhead is intent on making his job harder than it needs to be. Rebecca doesn’t listen and seems to invite danger at every turn. Her attitude is as much of a distraction as her curves and emerald green eyes. Now if he could only pay as much attention to his job as he does to her, their one-month adventure would fly by without a hitch.

    Hot temperatures, wild animals and a shared tree house are just the beginning of Becca and Matt’s obstacles. The real challenge lies in surviving each other.

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  18. Hi Rea

    I read your review of Lucy Diamonds' One Night in Italy on Amazon and I wondered whether you would be interested in having a look at my about to be published "Living in Italy: the Real Deal - How to survive the Good Life". From your blog I found that you have an interest in books about Italy.
    The book contains sixty short stories about my adventures as a Dutch expat who moved to Italy in 2008 to start a bed and breakfast. It is the translation of the Dutch original that met with considerable success (sold 3000 copies) and had very positive readers' reviews.

    Author bio:
    Stef Smulders was born in The Netherlands in 1960 and moved with husband Nico and their dog to Italy in 2008 to start bed-and-breakfast Villa I Due Padroni in the beautiful wine region Oltrepò Pavese south of Milan. In 2014 he published his first volume of short, anecdotical stories (in Dutch) about daily life among the Italians entitled "Italiaanse Toestanden". It was well received by readers, leading to a second volume of witty anecdotes. A third volume is to be published spring 2017.

    Book summary:
    In 2008 the author emigrated to Italy, bringing husband and dog along, to start Bed & Breakfast Villa I Due Padroni. But a lot of hurdles had to be taken before the first guests could be accommodated. In 2014 Stef reported about his adventures in buying and reconstructing the house, obtaining a tax number and a bank account, registering at the commune and at the national health service, importing their car and a range of other things that lead to a myriad of bureaucratic troubles. These problems were always resolved in a truly Italian fashion, leading to raised Dutch eyebrows and hilarious scenes. As a reader you will encounter a range of characteristic Italians, from sympathetic to villainous, from moving to shameless. Real Italians of flesh and blood, sometimes cliché, somtimes surprisingly original. But always worth encountering.

    Goodreads page:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32572055-living-in-italy

    Have a look at my presentation page as well with fragments and a sneak preview if you like:
    http://italiaanse-toestanden.duepadroni.it/index-UK.html

    I could send you the epub or pdf if you want to.

    Hope to hear from you
    Cari saluti
    Stef

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  19. Dear Rea,
    I was hoping you would be interested in reviewing my story "Dead over Heels" (approximately 11K words). It's part romance, part crime, and part ghost story. Veronica goes on a very promising first date with Sebastian, only for them to have a supernatural experience at the restaurant that breaks open demons from their past that threaten to destroy them...will the relationship survive--and will they?

    In case you'd like to check out the post on the Frith Books page:
    http://frithbooks.com/titles/dead-over-heels/

    If you are interested, I would happily send you a PDF, mobi, or another ebook version of your choice.

    Thanks so much for your time and consideration,
    Kindest regards,
    Theresa

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  20. I would like to know if you can review my ya book.

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  21. Rea, I didn't see an email address to send a book review request. Do you prefer it to be posted here in the comments section?

    Densie Webb
    Austin, TX

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