Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Six Months to Get a Life by Ben Adams

Book Blurb from Amazon:

    Have you ever had a relationship break-up? Yes? Then Ben Adams' debut rom-com, Six Months to Get a Life, is the book for you.
According to his ex, Graham Hope has got a big ego and a small penis. We aren't sure if that's why they got divorced, but they did.
Six Months to Get a Life follows Graham as he comes to terms with being divorced. Will he get over his ex? Will he play a meaningful role in his boys' lives? Will his friends take him under their wing? More importantly, will he ever have sex again?
WARNING: if you are looking for a sanctimonious self-hep book, then Six Months to Get a Life is not for you.
Sweet Willows Review:

    Playful, enjoyable and funny page turner of a read. Six Months to Get a Life is a book that I would recommend to anyone who likes a good laugh and a great plot. The characters are so real and so full of life. Ben Adams does a great job in developing the characters and their personality match what I thought this book would be.

Author Bio from Amazon:

   Like a lot of people, Ben went to school, then college and eventually grew up and got a responsible job, a house and a family. And then his mid-life crisis kicked in.

Realising that life was in danger of becoming all too serious, Ben started writing. Not in the way that Forest Gump started running, but at least he started. He wrote on steamed up mirrors in the bathroom to make his children smile. Eventually he graduated to making up stories to entertain his kids at bed-time.

For some reason, his boys didn't seem interested in his tales of every-day life, relationships, family, trauma, farce and the occasional bit of debauchery. They preferred JK someone or other.

Following his short-lived career as a children's author, Ben now concentrates on writing stories for grown-ups. He writes for people who have lived, loved, worked, strived and suffered - people like him. People like you.

Monday, March 30, 2015

If You Believe by Mya O'Malley

Book Blurb from Amazon:
  Melody considers herself lucky that she has already found love once in a lifetime. Her love story, however, abruptly came to an end; all hope of finding love again disappeared the day she lost Jack.

Jack knows that Melody’s heart is big enough to give love a second chance, the challenge lies in helping her meet just the right man. Not sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, Jack finds himself searching for a man to make Melody feel alive once more. He had no idea how difficult it would be to face his conflicting emotions while finding this man. To top it off, he only has until Christmas Eve at midnight to help Melody fall in love.

Sweet Willows Review: 

Heartbreak, loss, love, humor, and hope, Mya’s writing will touch your heart and leave you wanting to read more. Inspirational characters and a plot that will break your heart and bring tears. Melody and Jack are so in love but when Jack dies suddenly, you can feel the heartbreak, loss and a small pinch of hope for Melody has she tries to move on. Mya’s writing is so intriguing and well-written that her future as a writer is definitely one that should continue to grow.  Mya has for sure written a page turner! 

Author Bio from Amazon:
Mya O'Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students. 

Mya's passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her fifth novel.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Transforming Pandora & Squaring Circles by Carolyn Mathews

Book Blurb from Amazon:
   You don't have to be a New Age flower-child to enjoy Pandora's correspondence with her supernatural penfriend. She's a newly single lady of a certain age and romance is still very much on the agenda. But who to choose? And can her spiritual buddy help her satisfy the longings of both her heart and soul?

Sweet Willows Review:

  Very spiritual and romantic read! This is a story of a young woman, Pandora, who delves into a penfriend relationship with a supernatural form. Pandora’s adventure and life is a page turner and one that with the talent of Carolyn developing her puts her mind at ease  with the ability to follow along. Carolyn’s words will draw you in and keep you wanting to read more. This was an enjoyable read that I would recommend to anyone.  

Author Bio from Amazon:

 Carolyn Mathews was born in London, of Irish parents. Surviving a convent education, she explored various career paths before becoming an English lecturer and writer of books and plays for language students.

Married, with two grown sons and now living in Hertfordshire, she practises yoga and meditation whenever possible, in the hope of eventually getting them right. Her interest in contemporary spirituality informs and influences her fiction.

Book Blurb from Amazon:

  Free spirit Pandora is shaken by the sudden death of her mother and her discovery of a secret half-brother from across the Atlantic. When her mother's grave is disturbed, she turns detective and finds herself drawn into a world of intrigue, centring round a devious couple's plot to exploit a healing circle for their own ends. Her partner Jay's collaboration with an attractive singer and her own encounter with an old flame add to the confusion. Will she succeed in her quest to bring equilibrium to her life, and the lives of those she loves, or will the decisions she and Jay make set them up for more heartache?

Sweet Willows Review:  

    A page turner! After reading “Transforming Pandora” I was excited and anxious to read more adventures of Pandora’s. Squaring Circles takes it to a whole new level of Pandora’s life, with old flames, death of her mother and more. Carolyn’s writing is one that anyone could enjoy and she has become one of my new favorites.