Release Launch | Blocked by Jennifer Lane (@JenLanebooks)

21 October 2014

Read on to find out all you need to know about Block by Jennifer Lane. I have been gifted an ARC of Blocked so keep an eye out for my review in the next few weeks.

New Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance

Release Date: 21st October 2014


College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He's a tall drink of water - blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. Hijole. Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what's noticeable is Dane's obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family's politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane's mother is about to face Lucia's father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can't deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia's athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?


Now that we were alone in the hallway, my eyes swept up Lucia’s firm body, and I decided to play with her a bit. “Did you hear what one of those reporters said?”
She studied me with nervous eyes, then shook her head.
“They asked if we slept in the same bedroom.”
Her lips parted as she drew a breath, and her face turned a delicious shade of pink. I watched one hand smooth down her thigh, then dart up to the back of her neck. The other hand fidgeted at her side. It looked like she had to force a swallow.
Sweet Jesus. Her embarrassment totally turned me on.
“So, um...what did you tell them?” she finally asked.
A sense of pressure below my belt pulled me toward her. Her eyes widened as I approached, but she seemed more excited than frightened.
Her breezy, floral scent mingled with the liquid courage in my veins, and before I knew it I was running my fingers into her thick, damp hair. What the hell am I doing? God, it felt good, and she tilted her ear toward me like she enjoyed it too. There was a cute little dimple on her right cheek that winked at me. I found myself leaning closer to her face, and considering her impressive height, I didn’t have far to go. Her shiny eyes turned back to me, and she gazed up with such yearning, such depth.
My heart thundered. Stop seducing me, Devil Spawn!
Those sensuous lips opened for me, their sweetness luring me forward. I held my face over hers, breathing in her smell, and her eyes fluttered shut as she surrendered to me. I stared at her soft features for too long, shocking myself with an insane desire to kiss those sweet lips. Before I totally freaked myself out, I shifted an inch to press a kiss onto her warm cheek, right on her dimple. I could feel her tremble beneath my touch.
My hand still tangled in her hair, I pulled back to gaze into her mesmerized eyes. “I told them I never kiss and tell.”
When I let her go, I heard a little squawk of protest. That adorable noise reminded me of the pressure down below — pressure I needed to do something about. I turned and took swift strides down the hall.
“Where are you going?” Her breathy voice was tinged with desperation.
I grinned. She was just too easy to mess with.
About the Author:
Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she witnesses growth in her psychotherapy clients, and by night she wrangles misbehaving fictional characters as she writes sports romance and romantic suspense with a psychological twist. She can’t decide which is more fun.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen wove some of her own experiences into Streamline—a military mystery about swimmers. And readers can dip their toes into Jen’s world of swimming romance by sampling her free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

College volleyball romance Blocked is Jen’s newest release, launching 10-21-14. Peek inside big-time college sports and even bigger national politics when the offspring of two presidential candidates find out whether opposites really do attract, or their match is blocked from the start.
Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior. Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, hanging out with her plus-size, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned” Izzie cat, and visiting her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.


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Release Day Launch | Game On by Collette West (@xCollette_West)

17 October 2014

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Game On by Collette West

Publication Date: October 17, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports

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Pitching phenom Bruce "Jilly" Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he's painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin. Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone.

Hailey Halpert enters the contest on a whim, looking for answers as to why her high school relationship with Jilly hit the skids. Now she’s a popular romance author writing under a pen name, and her reappearance in Jilly's life is no accident. It turns out that her novels are all about the sexy players on the Kings, and Jilly has no clue that he's about to become her new leading man.

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About Collette West

Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at

She is the author of NIGHT GAMES and GAME CHANGER.

Promo Post | The Schwarzchild Radius by Gustavo Florentin (@gflorentin6)

14 October 2014

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Genre: Detective mystery thriller
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Re Release: 23rd September 2014
Cover Artist: Andrea Garcia


Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared.

After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony.

When she finds Olivia, Rachel becomes the killer’s next target.

About The Author:

GUSTAVO FLORENTIN was born in Queens, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry, working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronic warfare projects.

After the fall of the Soviet Union many thought America wouldn’t need weapons anymore. While others waited for the “peace dividend,” he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic destinations and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He’s currently working on his third novel in his New Jersey home.

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Blog Tour | Working Girl by A.E. Woodward (@AWoodwardAuthor)

03 October 2014

A few weeks ago I was gifted an ARC of Working Girl by A.E. Woodward by IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review. Read on to find out what I thought of the book, all you need to know about it and to find out how to win a $20 Amazon gift card, swag and a signed copy.


Publication Date: September 22, 2014

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Life As I Know It:
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Such was my life in fabulous Las Vegas. But what do you expect when you’re the daughter of a prostitute. This is not the life I want for myself, and I have a plan.

Life As I Want It:
Go to college.
Get my degree.
Get as far from Vegas as possible.

But life has other plans. Plans that include him. Life isn’t always sunshine and roses and even the best laid plans change.

This is my story. The story of a girl who thought she had it all figured out until life threw her a curve ball. My name is Presley and I refuse to be just another Working Girl.

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As soon as I read the synopsis for this book I knew I needed to read it and I'm glad I did. I've never read a book like this and I enjoyed every moment. First off, we meet Presley a young sad girl who has grown up in the world of brothels and prostitution. She's grown up watching her mother sleep with random joes every night and eventually watched her best friend, Chrissy become one of the girls, but she's always wanted something more. She's never wanted this life and wants more than anything to earn her keep in an honest, safe way and she's working damn hard to make sure that happens and that she gets as far away form Big Earl, the brothel's owner, as she can.

Before Presley meets Emerson, she has Chrissy to help her. Chrissy and her have been together and in this all their lives. They are like sisters and you can tell how much they love each other and would do anything to protect one another. Ultimately, Chrissy does just that and protects Chrissy in more ways than one and in ways Presley has no idea about until much later in the book. I think it was important to have Chrissy there for her. I think without her she wouldn't have been as strong and fought as much as she did for a different life.
Presley starts going to school and there she meets Emerson, a beautiful and rich young man who Presley feels could do so much better than her, but for reasons beyond her he only wants her. The relationship between Presley and Emerson is beautiful to see and we get small snippets from Emerson's point of view which I loved. It's very easy to think of him as a gifted rich boy who has had everything he could ever want for and never felt true, pain but that is so wrong. He has been wrecked by tragedy in his past and the affect that had on him can be seen in the sections in his POV. You realise that these two young adults are saving each other by being together. 
Tragedy eventually hits Presley and Emerson is there for her through it all but as is always the case, life takes over, and rips these two apart just as Presley was beginning to think she could start to live the life she's craved. When they were ripped apart I couldn't believe how it happened and as I read the fall out in a harrowing scene between Presley and Big Earl I could feel the bile rising in my throat but that wasn't the most shocking thing. It was the reunion between Presley and Emerson that was and realising that both of them are connected in the worst way imaginable. I had a feeling as I was reading that there would be a connection but I never imagined it to be the one it was.
The climax of this book was my favourite thing about it. I just couldn't stop reading. I needed to know if these two got their happy ending because they so deserved it. The climax was so well written, you could feel both Presley and Emerson's pain in each word you read and they spoke. 
Oh and can I just take a moment to swoon over Emerson? He is just so adorable and you can just tell how much he loves Presley and wants to help her. He knows from the moment he meets her that she is hiding something and needs saving and he does save her. He doesn't give up and even when all her skeletons are laid out in front of him he still loves her with all his heart and soul just like he promised her he would. Early in the book, Presley mentions Paris and Pont des Art, the bridge over the River Seine where lovers place a lock o the bridge with their name on and then throw the key in the river. I can just see Emerson whisking Presley away to do just that. It's the sort of thing he would do and I love him for that. He just accepts her and loves her how she deserves to be loved after all the hell she has been through.
All in all, this is an amazing book with great character development and supporting characters 
and I can't wait to read more from A.E. Woodward.
About the Author:


A.E. lives in Vacationland with her husband and two children. Between her real job and writing she finds little time to enjoy life's finer things. However in the free time she does manage to steal, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and reading. A.E. is the author of Kismet and A Series of Imperfections: Imperfectly Perfect, Imperfectly Real, and Imperfectly Bad. Working Girl is her fifth book.

Blog Tour | Hidden Heart by Measha Stone (@Measha_stone)

02 October 2014

Read on to find out what I thought of Hidden Heart, all you need to know about the book and how to enter a giveaway to win a $10 Amazon gift card and a paperback of Dark Desires.

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Publication Date: September 26, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance

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Jessica Stanley is comfortable in her orderly life as a paralegal at a high end law firm. Having dated her fair share of liars and manipulators, Jessica views men through a pair of thick, cynical lenses. Men are good for one thing in her eyes, and one thing only.

Her predictable life is thrown into a whirlwind of new experiences when she meets a dominating man at a casual dinner with friends.

Royce Bradford is a man of intent and is used to getting his way. Until he meets Jessica. She is wound tight, and he finds himself yearning to unravel her secrets and her passions.

Jessica declares their relationship casual. She’s tempted by his seductive tone and unusually powerful demeanor to give him that much. But for Royce, it’s not enough. He wants more.

Except Jessica has built a secret tomb around her heart, and it will take a lot more than sensual play times and verbal commands for him to be allowed entrance. Royce never backs down from his desires. He takes up the challenge to seek out her Hidden Heart.

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I was kindly gifted an ARC of Hidden Heart by IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review. I really loved reading this book, when it opens we meet Jessica, a cynical young woman with a predictable life but that all changes when she meets Royce. What she doesn't realise at the time is that Royce is a dom and wants her to be his sub.

What follows is a great game of give and take, acceptance and understanding. Royce slowly guides Jessica into his world and she is surprised to find she enjoys being his dom. I loved the sex scenes between these two, they were very well written and conveyed exactly what Jessica was feeling and I think what Royce was too.

As you read on you can see that this relationship is much more than sex to Royce and I loved reading that. How he knew that Jessica was something special and not just a sub. He had true and genuine feelings for her and you could feel how much she meant to him.

All in all the novella length book is a great, fun and quick read that has enough depth to feel like you're reading a full length novel. Something a lot of novella's struggle to achieve!

About the Author:

Measha Stone

Measha Stone lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their children. By day she works as a healthcare administrator, and by evening she steams up the computer screen with her erotic romances. No stranger to the BDSM community, Measha feels right at home within the erotic genre. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her vanilla writing has been published in the online magazine efiction and the DuPage Writers Group annual journal Possibilities. To find out more about Measha Stone visit her blog at or follow her @Measha_stone

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Release Day Launch | Wildcard Volume 3 by Missy Johnson (@missycjohnson)

30 September 2014

Read on to find out all you need to know about Wildcard by Missy Johnson and how to win a $20 Amazon gift card.


Publication Date: September 4, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports




She’s hiding something from me and I need to know what it is. I’ve done so many things I never thought I’d do for this woman and it kills me that she’s lying to me.

How can I make her see that she can trust me?

Do I want to know the truth?

Sometimes things are easier when they’re left unsaid…


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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

Release Day Blitz | My Fair Duchess by Julie Johnstone (@juliejohnstone)

29 September 2014

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After years of playing the rake to hide a dark family secret, the Duke of Aversley feels tainted beyond redemption and cynical beyond repair. Never does he imagine hope will come in the form of a quirky, quick-witted lady determined to win the heart of another gentleman.

Thanks to a painfully awkward past, Lady Amelia De Vere long ago relinquished the notion she was a flower that had yet to blossom. But when her family faces financial ruin and the man she has always loved is on the verge of marrying another, she’ll try anything to transform herself to capture her childhood love and save her family―including agreeing to participate in a bet between her brother and the notorious, dangerously handsome Duke Of Aversley.

Bound by the bet, Amelia and Aversley discover unexpected understanding and passion beyond their wildest dreams, if only they can let go of their pride, put trust in each other and chance losing their hearts.


Colin rose, walked over to Amelia and grasped her by the elbow to lead her to the looking glass. “You do not properly see yourself, Amelia,” he said staring at her.

She furrowed her brow. “I see perfectly fine and what I see is tall, gangly and graceless.

He wanted to run the pad of his thumb over her skin and remove the lines of worry. Instead, he took a deep breath and continued. “The color of the gown does not make you beautiful nor in truth the opulence of the material. It is correct both can enhance beauty, but unless beauty is there it cannot be revealed.” He gripped her shoulders and turned her until she faced the looking glass. ”You already possess beauty. It’s here.” He brushed his finger down the silken skin near her shining eyes. “Real joy comes from your eyes. I also see beauty here.” He ran a finger perilously close to her full lips. “When you smile it’s genuine.” The tremor that coursed through her made him want to spin her around, tilt her head back and claim her delectable mouth for a kiss that would make her forget who the devil Worthington was. The problem was the kiss might make him forget who the devil he was.

Appalled at the desire she inspired in him, he forced himself under control, inch by painful inch, until the detachment that had always been a part of his life when it came to women descended over him like a fog blanketing the countryside. He forced his fingers to release her arms and break the contact that made him feel tethered to this woman who was supposed to mean nothing to him. Yet words that needed to be spoken still burned his throat. “Never forget that a dress cannot make you beautiful, because you are already heartbreakingly so.”

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Julie Johnstone is a best-selling author of Regency Romance and the author of a new urban fantasy/paranormal romance book. She’s been a voracious reader of books since she was a young girl. Her mother would tell you that as a child Julie had a rich fantasy life made up of many different make believe friends. As an adult, Julie is one of the lucky few who can say she is living the dream by working with her passion of creating worlds from her imagination. When Julie is not writing she is chasing her two precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising. Julie loves to hear from her readers. You can send her an email at or find her at, or on Facebook at authorjuliejohnstone and juliejohnstoneauthor or at twitter @juliejohnstone.


Cover Reveal & Giveaway | Unlikely Venture by Kristen Luciani (@kristen_luciani)

26 September 2014

Read on to find out all you need to know about Unlikely Venture by Kristen Luciani and how to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

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Publication Date: November 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance


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After learning Jessica's been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, her fiancé bolted out of her life as if he was on fire. She finds solace in her career--no distractions or romantic entanglements there!

But the universe has its own agenda.

Three thousand miles away from home and in the most unlikely of circumstances, Jessica meets Silicon Valley rising star James Callahan and her world is instantly turned upside down. Things go further awry when she encounters a ghost from the past. That one night of reckless abandon is back to haunt her and the control she fought so hard to regain is now in the hands of another.

Plagued by betrayal and guilt over his dad’s untimely death, James left Cambridge in search of a new beginning. With laser-focus, he built a cutting edge technology company now on the brink of financial success. Romance is the last thing on his mind…until he meets Jessica.

Fate brought them together, awakening their dormant emotions. But Jessica’s scandalous secret consumes her and threatens the very happiness she feared she’d never find with another man. Can James handle the truth about her past? Or did she pick the wrong guy yet again?

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Kristen Luciani

Kristen Luciani is a self-proclaimed momtrepreneur with a penchant for Christian Louboutins, Silicon Valley (the place, not the show), plunging necklines and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who prefers juicy drama to fill the lives of anyone other than her, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. No pun intended…

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Blog Tour | Coming Home by Caroline Spencer (@c_spencerauthor)

Read on to read my review of Coming Home by Caroline Spencer, the first installment in the Only Time Will Tell series. There's also an excerpt in here and all the information you could want about the book and Caroline Spencer. Plus enter a giveaway to win.

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Publication Date: August 2014
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Life hasn't been easy.

I guess no-one's ever is, but I feel that my life had a few too many hurdles to contend with at a young age.

Moving back to the States after spending eight years in England was supposed to be my clean, fresh start, but that backfired in the space of ten minutes. That day would be the start of a completely new life, one that I hadn't expected.

It meant that everything I had dealt with came flooding back to the surface, leading me down a new path, a path I never knew existed.

My childhood sweetheart was back in my life and I had to find a way of bringing up my haunted past to help build another new life.

I just had to climb a few more mountains along the way.

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I really enjoyed reading this book. As it opens up we meet Cat who has recently moved back to the US after spending her early teens and twenties living in the UK with her family after they relocated there. She considers the States her home so comes back to where she belongs to start living again after a tragedy not long after she left the States ripped her life apart. When she returns she inadvertently bumps into the one person she wants and feel she needs to avoid at all costs because it brings all the pain of her past back to haunt her. 

This book tells the tale of Cat and Kyle, two people who loved each other as teens, but who were separated when Cat moved and them finding each other again despite it seems the universe putting everything it can between them and their relationship. You see, Kyle has changed a lot since they were together, he's gone from being a one man women to being a man whore who constantly sleeps with different women.

I loved watching these two find each other and Kyle fight for what he know deep down he has always wanted, his C.J. (his pet name for Cat) back and trying to make her see that she wants Kyle (or K.C. back). I loved reading the push and pull between the two of them and just when I thought it was all going okay BAM something happens that sets them back. I think that part of the reason I loved this book so much, you never know if they are going to be together now or not. It keeps you on the edge of her seat. 

And there is a huge villain in this book, one that I absolutely hated more than I ever have hated a book character before. She is so vindictive and Cat knows all the meddling is down to her but Kyle finds it hard to accept that and even at the end of this installment he isn't quite there. I am still adamant she has something to do with the big finale of the book and I'm 99% sure I'm not wrong! 

As I mentioned earlier, Cat is dealing with a huge tragedy and reading the scenes where she returns to the UK to face her pain I had tears streaming down my face. I could just feel her pain, but this pain doesn't just involve her, it involves Kyle too, and he finds out about it in the worst way possible. But, the fallout went better than I imagined it would and I hope in the next installment we get to see him coping with it and getting through it with Cat but I just hope she can survive the pain of reliving that pain. 

All in all, this was a great fun read and I can't wait to read the next installment.  


He pulls our bodies close together, connecting us, both of us molding into each other perfectly. He moans deep in his throat and I briefly smile against his lips, loving that I can still cause that noise. But it's that moan that snaps me out of it. It takes me back to the last time I heard it, it drags me through all my old memories, pain and tears. 
I can feel my heart constricting in my chest and the onset of tears brimming in my eyes. Pulling away from his kiss, as happy as it first made me, I can't do it now.
I can't look at him. I don't want him to see that I'm ready to cry, because the moment he asks, I'll break down screaming and blubbering. 
I place my forehead against his chest, immediately feeling his racing heart.
Kyle places a soft, lingering kiss on the top of my head. I can't help but smile slightly.
"I'm sorry," I whisper. Sorry for letting him kiss me, sorry for kissing him back, sorry for stopping it, sorry for wanting to cry. Sorry for a lot of things.
He rubs the back of my head, "You have nothing to be sorry for. Are you okay?"
I nod, dreading that my voice will betray me if I talk. 
He wraps his arms around me tightly, squishing me against his chest and I'm immediately thankful I took a shower and didn't reapply make up because he'd be one huge orange and black mess.
"I never thought I'd do that again," he chuckles, "and it wasn't my plan to do it tonight either, I just couldn't help myself. You just smiled and I realized I had my little ray of sunshine back in my life. I've missed you," he says, pulling back slightly. I look up, certain that I managed to rein in the tears, and see him smiling softly.

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Caroline Spencer

Born and raised in a small mining town in Derbyshire. Caroline has spent her adult years building a home and a future based on what's in front of her, and for a while, that was all she needed. Family, friends and the dog.

In 2012, that all changed. Her new love of reading became a drug. Living in a fantasy became her happy place to escape from reality. Her imagination came to life and ideas that had laid dormant for years, came rushing back to the surface and Emeralds And Pearls was conceived, her debut novel.

In October 2013, that new chapter in her life started and Emeralds And Pearls were introduced to the world.

Caroline works a normal 8-5 job which has nothing to do with literature.

When people discover that she has written a novel, the look of shock on their faces is enough to bring a smug smile to her face, knowing that people underestimate her.

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