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November 22, 2017

Book Review: Christmas Secrets at Snowflake Cove by Emily Harvale

Christmas Secrets at Snowflake Cove by Emily Harvale

Christmas Secrets at Snowflake Cove by Emily Harvale
Published November 1st 2017
Christmas is a time for family and friends, miracles and magic, falling snow and roaring fires, fun, laughter and festive feasts. In Snowflake Cove, it’s also a time for secrets to be revealed…
Evie Starr is hoping for more than a sprinkling of magic this Christmas. The family-run Snowflake Inn is virtually empty and the Starr’s financial future isn’t looking bright. But Evie’s gran, Jessie has a secret that might help.
Enigmatic, Zachary Thorn is every woman’s dream. He’s also ex-SAS, so his secrets are classified. The Christmas Special of his feel-good, TV show is set in Michaelmas Bay – until a phone call means he’s spending Christmas in nearby Snowflake Cove.
Evie’s best friend, Juniper thinks boyfriend Darren has a secret. Evie knows he does. And Evie’s niece, Raven is hiding feelings for Juniper’s brother – who has a secret crush of his own.
But the biggest secret in Snowflake Cove is the identity of Raven’s dad. With snow falling thick and fast and secrets being revealed one after another, will everyone be snuggling up by the fire on Christmas Eve, or are some secrets best kept hidden…?
You know I love Christmas, so Christmas Secrets at Snowflake Cove is the perfect sweet and fun Christmas story, full of family time, kisses and the happiness of Christmas.

It wasn't a very long story, so I felt like there could be more about this family and the principal characters, Evie and Zachary. Their romance was kind of quick, but it was ok for me because I wanted to read something light. But there where a few 'problems' that I was waiting for the family to resolve and they didn't, at least not in this book. Maybe in the next of the series?

Overall, I think Christmas Secrets at Snowflake Cove is great if you want to start feeling like Christmas is all around ;) I'm definitely preparing for this Christmas, although this year my husband and I will be away from our family. It's kind of sad because we miss them, but at the same time an opportunity to spend it together just the two of us.

What are you doing for this Christmas? Will you have snow? We don't have snow in Medellin, but probably lots of rain.

November 6, 2017

Movie Review: Thor Ragnarok

Movie Review: Thor Ragnarok

You know I love superheroes, and Thor is definitely one of my favorites. I always thought his story was interesting and it had more potential than what we saw on the previous films.

I did like the previous two films of Thor, but Thor Ragnarok is my favorite. It has a different rhythm than the other movies, it was funnier, the soundtrack was amazing, but also we had more opportunities to get to know the real Thor. I liked his personality, it was the first time he talked so much and it gave us the possibility to also know more about this brother Loki and their complicated relationship, Hulk, and the new kick ass character, Valkyrie. Also, the new villain is Hela, a super powerful woman who really makes it more interesting and difficult for this new team to try to save Asgard.

The film had a few surprises for the marvel superheroes fans and the ending, as always, left us impatiently waiting for the next Marvel movie.

October 20, 2017

Cover Reveal: Heart Note by Cassandra O’Leary #HeartNote

Christmas is coming soon! Prepare your Christmas reading list...

Cover Reveal: Heart Note by Cassandra O’Leary

Heart Note by Cassandra O’Leary

Love is like a fine perfume. The top note draws you in, an instant attraction, but the Heart Note is the true essence. Like true love. A great perfume should be a woman’s perfect match.
At least, that’s what Lily Lucas tells the perfume counter customers. Personally, Lily is tired of perfumes with a sickly sweet top note that make her dizzy. She definitely does not want to stick her nose in another scent with a base note of stinky old socks.

After leaving her home in Sydney, Lily moves to Melbourne and a new job as a perfume counter manager in a major department store. One day she wants to own a Parisian-style perfumerie, but at the moment she’s spritzing perfume on unsuspecting customers and ringing up purchases until she falls off her high heels at the end of a long day.

The high point of Lily’s work life is Christos Cyriakos, the ex-cop senior security guard, who happens to look like a Greek god. She’d happily stare at him all day, but keeps falling at his feet like a klutz. It’s kind of embarrassing. No other man has ever had this effect on her. He smells so good up close, she gets a little woozy. But in a good way.
Rumours about Christos swirl around the department store staff. There’s a scent of scandal. The reason he quit the police force wasn’t a happy one. But he’s the strong, silent type. A mystery box. Lily hopes she can get close enough to unwrap him. When he asks for her help, it seems like the perfect opportunity to get to know him better…if she can trust him.
It’s almost Christmas and the whole store is bedecked with decorations, and Lily has to gift wrap and sell eleventy billion gift sets assisted by a team of glamorous spritzer chicks. Meanwhile sneaky guys are trying to get into the store room at night and stock is going missing. It could be an inside job. Lily helps Christos setup a sting. They are a team, sort of. But why won’t he confide in her?
She’d like to be kissed by Christos (and more) preferably not while wearing the hideous red velvet onesie and reindeer antlers all the spritzer chicks are supposed to wear. But can they solve a crime, and get it together to go on an actual date before Christmas?
Publication date – 6th November 2017

About the author

Cassandra O’Leary**Winner of the We Heart New Talent contest, HarperCollins UK. Nominated for BEST NEW AUTHOR in the 2016 AusRom Today Reader's Choice Awards for excellence in Australian romance fiction.**

Cassandra O’Leary is a romance and women’s fiction author, communications specialist, avid reader, film and TV fangirl and admirer of pretty, shiny things.

In 2015, Cassandra won the We Heart New Talent contest run by Avon Books/HarperCollins UK. Her debut romantic comedy novel, Girl on a Plane, was published in July 2016. Cassandra was also a 2015 finalist in the Lone Star writing contest, Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America, and a 2014 finalist in the First Kiss contest, Romance Writers of Australia.

Cassandra is a mother of two gorgeous, high-energy mini ninjas and wife to a spunky superhero. Living in Melbourne, Australia, she’s also travelled the world. If you want to send her to Italy or Spain on any food or wine tasting ‘research’ trips, that would be splendiferous. You’ll find Cassandra online, drinking coffee and possibly buying shoes. Oh, yes. And writing.