Category Archives: contemporary

Excerpt: Becoming Mona Lisa by Holden Robinson + Giveaway

Categories: book tour, charisma media, comedy, contemporary, excerpt, giveaway, Holden Robinson, romance
Becoming Mona LisaBy Holden RobinsonEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished May 31st 2012 by Black Rose WritingGenre: Contemporary / Romantic Comedy"We are not invisible because the world does not see us. We become invisible when we can no longer see ourselves." In a moment of epiphany, Mona Lisa Siggs, scratches a poignant quote on a lavender envelope. Faced with the daunting choice of saving her marriage, or killing her husband - which modern forensics has made nearly impossible to get away with - Mona decides to make one final effort to rekindle Read more [...]

Fluttering Thoughts: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Categories: 3 butterflies, adult romance, contemporary, E.L. James, Fifty Shades series, fluttering thoughts, hot romance, ROMR
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2)By E.L. JamesEditions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperbackPublished September 15th 2011 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance {hot}Source: own copyDaunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Read more [...]

Promo: Euthanasia by Mack Mulluncey

Categories: adult, book tour, contemporary, Mack Mulluncey, pump up your book, spotlight
EuthanasiaBy Mack MullunceyEditions: ebookPublished June 2012Genre: Adult ContemporaryShe lies on the cold, metal table—clad in a loose, white paper dress—waiting, waiting, waiting, as her lover claims his next victim. When Alex left the clinic that day, she thought she could move on from the rape that left her pregnant and the agonizing decision to have an abortion. That is, until the child she thought she left behind contacts her. Terrorized by mysterious phone calls and guilt, Alex feels her sanity slipping away as she becomes convinced Read more [...]

Guest Post: How to effectively build characters by Stephanie-Louise Farrell

Categories: anthology, contemporary, fiction, guest post, short story collection, Stephanie-Louise Farrell
The Amy Winehouse pilgrimage & other storiesBy Stephanie-Louise FarrellEditions: ebookPublished August 31, 2012 by Any Subject Books Genre: Anthology / Contemporary / FictionThese four short stories, which are as different as they are original, clearly reveal the author’s ability to sustain suspense until the very last line. In fact, even then we may be left guessing. The uniqueness of the stories lies in the strange and perplexing situations which the protagonists must resolve while at the same time affording us front-row views of their thought Read more [...]

Fluttering Thoughts: Becoming Edward by Faye Meredith

Categories: 2 butterflies, contemporary, Faye Meredith, fluttering thoughts, humor, RBR, teen romance, ya
Becoming EdwardBy Faye MeredithEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished June 6th 2011 by Faye MeredithGenre: YA Contemporary / Romance / HumorSource: review copyA guy starts dressing up like Edward Cullen to attract a girl who’s a massive Twilight fan. Trouble is he gets it wrong and it kind of goes to his head, with disastrous consequences.Becoming Edward is set in the UK and is a light-hearted, fun novel about what happens when obsession goes too far. Perfect for both Twilight and non-Twilight fans.~ Goodreads BlurbWorld Building: Contemporary, post-Twilight Read more [...]

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Categories: 4 butterflies, adult, adult romance, contemporary, E.L. James, Fifty Shades series, hot romance, power-play (light), review, ROMR, some bdsm
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1)By E.L. JamesEditions: audiobook, ebook, paperbackPublished May 26th 2011 by The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing HouseGenre: Adult Spicy Romance / ContemporarySource: own copyWhen literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she Read more [...]