Friday, April 1, 2011

Off to Melbourne On June 12th for my first Author signing ** Squeels ** with Joanne Valiukas ...

Well, everybody I have exciting new for me !!! I have booked and am on my way to my first ever ever Author Book signing and Book Launch !!! How excited am I .... yes I am still doing the happy dance ...

So Im off to see Joanne Valiukas Author of Danann Frost Falls From Grace Book 1 and second book is  Launching June 12th 2011.. I know I have still got weeks before I have to go but I am so ever excited and well nervous !!!! Will post pics and posts when the time has come and gone... But do check out Jo's first book you wont be dissapointed !!!

BOOK 2 Coming soon
Joanne ValiukasTo be with her love, Danann Frost, Archangel of the Light has chosen to Fall from Grace a second time. Returning to their lake in Western Ireland, Danann finds herself abandoned and alone. She is soon taken to the castle where all does not seem as it should be. Held captive by Seth’s Ancient enemy, the King of the Mayo vampires; Eamon Ahern himself vows to take Danann in marriage.

Running from the dangers of her beloved’s mother and sister, does Danann have any choice but to acquiesce to Ahern’s heated demands? Managing to defy every attempt by Seth to save her, Danann learns to cling to the bonds in which she is held captive.

Journey with Danann as she is forced into marriage, vowing a honeymoon full of vengeance as she travels to New York and eventually home to Melbourne. Who will win the battle of wills for her freedom?

In a fight that involves the ultimate battle with the darkness, can Danann come out of it with her spark intact or will she lose her soul and her life for all time?(less)

SO thats my excitment this week ;)  Everyone have a good week and pop on over to Jo's facebook page she would love to see you ;) chat !! She is a very friendly happy lady and one of my favoruite authors !!!!!!/joannevaliukas

Danann Frost is thousands of years old, yet young for her kind. She is a creature of the Light, an Angel, one of the Seraphim; a race of beings that live beyond our world. She has been cast out of paradise and Fallen from Grace, all for the love of a Dark One - a vampire. The only problem is, Seth did not want her and told her to go and not come back. Danann has made a life for herself amongst the vampires of this world and they protect her fragile nature. She and the vampire Asher live on the fringes of the human world; love and loyalty cannot separate them but trouble and vengeance are on their way.

The Perfect Rose by Felicia Rogers

What a week Ive had,,work , kids  being sick and I managed to read a little in between. I was lucky to be given The Perfect Rose By Felicia to review.. Dont you just love the cover !!! A nice short love story Im sure you will enjoy.
Blurb !!
Abandoned by his wife and left to raise a child alone, Caleb Reed falls short of the ideal work-from-home dad.  He needs a woman to help him, in every sense of the word.  At the suggestion of a friend, Caleb agrees to hire Ariel Lauren on a trial basis.
As an orphan, Ariel has more issues than just how to make it on her on.  Yes, she needs the money that Caleb offers her, but more than anything she finds she desires his love.  One calamity after another befalls her and jeopardizes her new job and her chance at having a family.  Will they decide to continue life alone or will the magic of the holiday bring them together?

My Review
The perfect rose is a  heartfelt story of love, commpanionship and family and a Valentine to remember.
 A rose that has flourished from love...

 Ariel finds herself seeking employment as a housekeeper- babysitter to Caleb a struggling father,whom is  torn between domestic duties, his son and his writing.  Ariel is hired  To help cook, clean and tend to Josuha whilst Caleb finishes his work in progress.

 Josuha  is a lovable caring, and smart young boy, after love and attention and a mother. Caleb in dire need of a housekeeper, to tend to all the duties he is uable to due whilst so  close to his cut off date for his book. What he didnt expect was a beautiful young girl to turn  up - what was Mabel thinking ?? Was she playing match maker again ?

Joshua grows a close bond with Ariel, loving her and enjoying her company and in time Ariel has found her way not only into Caleb and Josh's home but also their hearts. Ariel finds she has opened her heart to Caleb and Josuha and the idea of a family sounds like her life long dream come true.But somehow she doesnt think she deserves it and to be happy ??   Obstacles are thrown in the way, one thing after another jeopardizes her job, an attraction mabye, not such perfect timing?  Ariel needs her job, to survive, not to make a situation more difficult than it needs to be. Will love find its way ?

Well, I must say this cover is absolutely gorgeous, ** The perfect Rose ** being the perfect title for this love story.
 Caleb is buff, hot and incredibly handsome, any girls dream boat !!! Ariel finds herslf attracted to Caleb at first site and Caleb to Ariel's beautiful green eyes and caring personality.  This story outlines, the importance of family to someone who has never had one, love that can be attained with a little faith and time that can heal everything. Ariel is an orphan living one day at a time, dissapointed with love and no family in her life, and only after that pot at the end of the rainbow - a family to call her own.

I enjoyed this short story , filled with love, heartache, tense emotions and faith. The faith to move on , live life, love alot and enjoy what been given to you. A second chance at happiness ;)
The characters all very likeable, the plot outlined and fluent. Story line was evenly paced, chapters flowing - Being only a short read I read in one sitting I didnt find any chopping or changing or other ups and downs. I read till the very end.  Descriptions well placed and identified, letting , emotions a little restrained at times.   I didnt find that the love was over the top, or electrfying between the two main characters, Id like to have seen a little more, I dont mean sex or anything like that but I felt that Ariel was a little withdrawn with her emotions, but I assume this being due to her worries and past experiences.  Overall a  love story with that happily ever after ending. * The Pefect Rose * suiting the title pefectly. An enjoyable short read ;)

3 1/2 roses for this read !