My weekly #Sundaychallenge on Twitter

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Hey all!

I thought I would make a lovely blog post about my participation in the #Sundaychallenge that is being hosted by @ThisChickReads on Twitter, check out her blog too, This Chick Reads!
I will try to make this a weekly post to promote this challenge and to let you know what I will be reading.

I have started a couple of weeks ago and every week there is a different challenge in reading a book, so far I have participated in a Comedy book, Christmas Book and a Book part of a Series. I have enjoyed every single one of them and I really wanted to share this with you.
Participating is easy, on Saturday or Sunday @ThisChickReads will let you know what the challenge is and then all you have to do is tweet her back and say you’re in! You can also already tell her what book you’ll be reading – the challenge starts on Sunday 1pm. The only time frame is that you finish it before the next challenge begins.
It will be a good way to either get you back into reading or, like I do, try to combine this challenge with my open Netgalley books. But it also might get you to pick up that certain book you’ve been wanting to read for ages!
Oh and there is a little price at the end of the challenge as well, if you’ve participated and finished the challenge you are in a draw to win prices! So that might be another little motivation to start and enjoy this #Sundaychallenge.

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This week’s challenge will be Read a book by an author you’ve read before (any length, any format) Oh and check out the prize: Two participants will win ‘The New Mrs D’ by Heather Hill.

I will be reading Rocky Mountain Miracle by Christine Feehan. Christine is an author I’ve read before, I LOVE her Dark Carpathian series, and I can’t wait to read this one. It will also ties in with my own challenge; reading more Netgalley books I’ve got on my shelf.

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Let me know in the comments if you will be participating in the #Sundaychallenge or are you already participating? And what will you be reading?

Happy Reading!

Book Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Accepted by Coleen Lahr

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Accepted by Coleen Lahr
Publication date: 4 November 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Purchase: Amazon UKAmazon USB&N

Synopsis:
Ashley Smith spent her life being shipped from one family member to the next. When Ashley’s estranged father dies, she finally has the money to go to college and the chance to find a place where she belongs.
Within days, Ashley has found the one thing she’s always longed for – a family. She may have even found love. There’s only one problem. Ashley likes Colin…a lot, but so does Randi, and everyone likes Randi. Randi’s approval is the single easiest way to belong. Falling in love with Randi’s crush is the single easiest way to find oneself on the outside for the next three years.

When Ashley arrived at college, she never dreamed she’d find this kind of happiness. Will she allow herself to hold on to this happiness, and Colin, or will her fear of losing her friends, the only friends she’s ever known, dictate her actions?

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Review: One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin

one hundred christmas proposalsOne Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin
Publisher: Carina UK
Release Date: 3 November 2014
Source: Bought myself
Buy link: Amazon UK

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals.

If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn’t get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again!

It’s Christmas in a snow-kissed London, and the.PerfectProposal.com have vowed to carry out one hundred proposals in December. No easy task at the best of times – made even more complicated by Harry & Suzie trying to plan their first Christmas and a visit from the dreaded in-laws. But one hundred deliciously Christmassy proposals later they find themselves asking if everything is still perfect in their own relationship….

Welcome back to the divinely warm world of One Hundred Proposals – with a sprinkling of pure, joyful, festive magic.

Have yourself a very merry Christmas indeed with Holly Martin’s Christmas novella.

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My thoughts

I loved coming back to the story of Harry and Suzie! They managed to steal a piece of my heart and wedge themselves in there forever!
We are coming back to the story where they are now engaged for a couple of months (I re-read One Hundred Proposals again just to read about his proposal) and Suzie is ready to tie the knot!

But ofcourse their business the.perfectproposal.com has given themselves the challenge to do 100 proposals in December! Very ambitious but very doable as every proposal gets chocolates, champagne and flowers (heck even I wanted to recreate a proposal to my now husband for free champagne hehe).

Suzie is in charge of arranging the last proposal on New Years Eve in London and is very excited she’s getting free reign in it so she basically creates something she would really love!

I absolutely loved Harry’s devotion to Suzie and Suzie’s almost impatience with getting married! Loved reading about their best friends as well.

This is a perfect Christmas read and a perfect novella for One Hundred Proposals. I could only describe it as you had an amazing fantastic main course in one of your favourite restaurants (One Hundred Proposals) and you end the night with the best dessert ever (One Hundred Christmas Proposals) to compliment eachother!

I would recommend reading One Hundred Proposals first – just to get you an idea how they got where they are right now in life.

More Holly books please!

Review: Archangel’s Shadows (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh

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Publisher: Gollancz
Release Date: 6 November 2014
Source: Review copy received from Gollancz in exchange for honest review.
Buy Link: Amazon UK

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.

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Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review: The Christmas Spirit – Susan Buchanan

The Christmas Spirit Tour BannerWelcome at the awesome blog tour of The Christmas Spirit! I have read this book back in October where I was still shying away from the dreaded ‘C’ word – but this book really got me in the spirits! Go and enjoy and let me know in the comments what you think. ^_^

thechristmasspirit5_finalChristmas is coming, but not everyone is looking forward to it.

Rebecca has just been dumped and the prospect of spending the holiday period with her parents is less than appealing.

Eighty- two year old Stanley lost his beloved wife, Edie, to cancer. How will he cope with his first Christmas without her?

Jacob’s university degree hasn’t helped him get a job, and it looks like he’ll still be signing on come New Year.

Workaholic Meredith would rather spend December 25th at home alone with a ready meal and a DVD box set. Can anything make her embrace the spirit of the season?

The enigmatic Natalie Hope takes over the reins at the Sugar and Spice bakery and café in an attempt to spread some festive cheer and restore Christmas spirit, but will she succeed?

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My Thoughts

I quite enjoyed this book – from the beginning it reminded me a little bit of Mary Poppins… and I love Mary Poppins!

Natalie Hope is in town and she’s determined to turn around and give out the Christmas Spirit to 4 people who deserve it, or need it the most – sometimes even without knowing that they need it!
I quite liked Natalie from the beginning, the detail in which Rose Cottage was described was so cute and lovely I had an instant picture of it in my head! So cute and romantic ^_^
She starts in this cute bakery and instantly feeds the customers the Christmas Spirit and installs some festive cheer – well it certainly did for me!

All 4 people in this story, Meredith, Jacob, Stanley, Rebecca and a few more other side characters, are all so in need of the Festive Cheer that I wanted all to give them a hug and sit down and listen to all of their stories. I can’t give away too much without giving away the story, but even the people where you think… why do you need to be helped you are downright rude – need a helping hand in finding the Christmas spirit. Yes if you read it you probably know who I am talking about and I also had pre-conceptions…
There is also a little bit of romance which was just really good and romantic and ideal for the book.

The cakes deserve a special mention! I almost felt the need to start baking for days on end!! I was drooling everytime Natalie was baking a new Christmas cake! I desperately need some recipes ^_^

 

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twitterpicSusan Buchanan has written three novels in the chicklit and contemporary fiction genres: Sign of the Times, The Dating Game and The Christmas Spirit. She lives in Central Scotland with her partner, Tony, and their baby daughter. She is currently working on her fourth and fifth novels, What If and another Christmas themed book, both due to be released in 2015.

Blog – www.susancbuchanan.blogspot.co.uk

Twitter – susan_buchanan

Facebook – www.facebook.com/susan.buchanan.author

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4216164.Susan_Buchanan

Books

The Christmas Spirit – http://amzn.to/1gcpTrc (UK) & http://amzn.to/KUArMU (US)

Sign of the Times – http://amzn.to/GKqZGd (UK) http://amzn.to/IYN0Fc (US)

The Dating Game – http://amzn.to/RuSl7Y (UK) http://amzn.to/WZQtZK (US)

GIVEAWAY

2 Ecopies of Susan’s book THE DATING GAME

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