Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Life Lessons of a Young Author (Review by Abigail)

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis: Whether you are young or old, The Life and Lessons of a Young Author can offer those who dream of finding the right path in the world of writing and publishing. Sunayna Prasad shares her experience as a young author and discusses what went well for her and what she suggests to those who long for success. 

Talking about her life as a published writer, Sunayna Prasad teaches you the rules of the writing craft and the standards of the publishing world, as well as additional tips and tricks. The Life and Lessons of a Young Author can help you choose your own writing and publishing paths.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I would love to be a published author.  My dream is to be a writer.  I was excited when my mom asked if I wanted to read The Life Lessons of a Young Author and write a review.  I found the information Sunayna shared about all the lessons she learned while writing and getting published to be valuable.  

Sunayna was honest about what it takes, what she learned and what not to do! Some lessons that really stuck with me were print out your material and read them over and over again.  The eye sees things better on print.  My mom would totally agree!  Also, don't have friends and family be your reviewers.  It may be really hard for them to be honest with you if there is something wrong with the book.  

The Life Lessons of a Young Author is a very quick read but packed with information about publishing/authoring a book.

What Others Are Saying:  To read reviews, please visit Sunayna Prasad's page on iRead book Tours.

Sunayna Prasad has been writing since she was six. She continues to write fiction and non-fiction today and has even won a Pacific Book-Review award. She lives in New York, and when not writing, likes to create art and cook.

Connect with Sunayna: Website ~ Facebook

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Honeymooner (another MUST read by Melanie Summers)

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  From bestselling author Melanie Summers comes the wickedly funny, ridiculously romantic spinoff of her highly-acclaimed Crown Jewels Series… 

Twenty-nine-year-old workaholic Libby Dewitt lives by the motto ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.’ She’s finally about to start her dream life with her steady-as-a-rock fiancĂ©, Richard Tomy. Together, they’re the perfect power couple—right down to the fact that he’s agreed to use their honeymoon to help further her career in mergers and acquisitions. But ten minutes before the wedding, her dreams dissolve via text message.

Devastated and humiliated, Libby escapes to Paradise Bay alone. She’s got two goals for her trip: to devise a plan to get Richard back and to convince resort owner Harrison Banks to sell his property to her company. Unfortunately, when she arrives, she discovers that tall, dark, and built, Harrison is not about to make anything easy for her. 

Instead, he derails her plans while at the same time, bringing out a side of Libby she’s kept carefully tucked away—a carefree, adrenaline junkie. After a few days together, Harrison’s got her wondering if the life she always wanted was meant for some other girl. Suddenly, Libby must decide which version of herself she wants to be. 

Will she go back to her comfortable, safe life, or risk everything to be with the only man who’s ever made her feel truly alive? 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!  I immediately fell in love with Libby (okay and Harrison).  Libby is so well put together with her life planned out to the minute, but is so unbelievably funny.  The two ends met to make one amazing character.  Harrison, owner of Paradise Bay, is so caring and carefree (and hot).  Libby and Harrison end up working together as things get turned upside down.  Libby's focus is on a "take over" report for her mergers and acquisition company, while Harrison is trying to figure out how to save Paradise Bay.  There are lots of other great things going on in-between.  I don't want to spoil it.  

Tons of steamy (PG) moments, laugh out loud crazy mishaps, jilted bride, best friend, groom returns, sexy resort owner, and much more in The Honeymooner. I read this on my kindle and in day one I was at 50%.  I hit panic mode....I didn't want this book to end.  I ended up pacing myself and only read one chapter a day.  It was pure torture as I didn't want to stop reading, but I didn't want it to end either.  I felt the same way with Melanie's Crown Jewels series - another must read.

Good news, Whisked Away (book 2) will be out this fall.  Crap its still summer.  The Honeymooner is a must read, get it today....and start laughing.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Bring them on.....all day long!  Absolutely love Melanie Summers' books!

Melanie Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she's not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. 

Melanie also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off. 

Melanie is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women's Writing Guild. Melanie would love to hear from you! She does her best to respond to all inquiries and emails personally. If you would like her to attend a book club meeting via Skype please contact her to book a date. 

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