20 Jul 2019

Interference | Blog tour

Title: Interference
Series: St. Michaels Duet #1
Author: Harlow Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: 18 July 2019

Synopsis
 
Brayden:
I’m a goddamn prodigy.
It’s true. Ask anyone.
I threw my first curveball the day I was born.

The whole damn town is waiting on me.
To live up to my father’s famous name. To reach for the stars.

All I want to reach for is her.

But Ashley is the sweet addiction I can’t afford. She’s my best friend’s sister. Hell, she’s practically my little sister. For years, I’ve protected her from guys that want one thing. What happens now that I’ve turned into one of them? Who’s gonna shield her from the way I was made, from my little white lies and from what I’m about to become?

My game plan sounds simple: Pitch my way into the Major League draft and stay out of Ashley Foster’s pants. That first part may be statistically difficult.

The second feels damn near impossible.

Ashley:
From the moment we met, I knew he was trouble.
The kind my mother sent me to find.
The type that ruins you for any other brand.

When we were young kids, I didn’t know what to call the frogs and butterflies that danced in my belly whenever Brayden came near. Now I know they have a name.

Those three little words that could heal or destroy him.

Before Brayden, my life was normal. And then it wasn’t. It couldn’t be. Ever again. How was I to know stealing his seat would change all our lives?

Anger and forgiveness share two halves of the same coin. Our story might make you choose sides.




Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harlow Cole and InkSlinger PR!

Interference is the first book in the St. Michaels Duet and tells the story of Brayden and Ashely. They’ve known each other for so many years and have been through a lot, but one action changes everything…

Interference is the first book I’ve read by Harlow Cole and I really liked the story. I loved that we started with a chapter from the present and then read about their past. I really wanted to know what happened to Brayden and Ashely for them to act so weird in the first chapter.

Brayden and Ashley are so different, in my opinion. Brayden is reckless and does whatever he wants. And that hurts Ashley. Ashley constantly tries to see the good in Braydon, but they fight a lot because of his behaviour. Even though a lot happened, I think that they were a good couple.

A lot happened in Interference which made the book really interesting. I wanted to know how the book was going to end because I wanted to know whether or not there was going to be a future for Brayden and Ashley. I never thought the book was going to end the way it did, but it makes me want to read the sequel even more!

Author bio
Harlow Cole is a former journalism student, turned techie, turned mother, who finally decided at age forty-plus what she wants to be if she ever she grows up. Her writing journey first began in sixth grade, when she and her best friend penned boy band fanfiction in an old spiral notebook. Harlow is a connoisseur of peanut M&Ms, brand-new school supplies and angst-filled love stories that always end happy. At fifteen, she met her first love. They’ve now been married for twenty years. They reside in suburban Washington, DC, where Harlow moonlights as a taxi driver for their farting beagle and teenage twins. Interference and Stealing Home are her debut novels.

Interference | Review

Title: Interference
Series: St. Michaels Duet #1
Author: Harlow Cole
Pages: 448 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release Date: 18 July 2019
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis
 
Brayden:
I’m a goddamn prodigy.
It’s true. Ask anyone.
I threw my first curveball the day I was born.

The whole damn town is waiting on me.
To live up to my father’s famous name. To reach for the stars.

All I want to reach for is her.

But Ashley is the sweet addiction I can’t afford. She’s my best friend’s sister. Hell, she’s practically my little sister. For years, I’ve protected her from guys that want one thing. What happens now that I’ve turned into one of them? Who’s gonna shield her from the way I was made, from my little white lies and from what I’m about to become?

My game plan sounds simple: Pitch my way into the Major League draft and stay out of Ashley Foster’s pants. That first part may be statistically difficult.

The second feels damn near impossible.

Ashley:
From the moment we met, I knew he was trouble.
The kind my mother sent me to find.
The type that ruins you for any other brand.

When we were young kids, I didn’t know what to call the frogs and butterflies that danced in my belly whenever Brayden came near. Now I know they have a name.

Those three little words that could heal or destroy him.

Before Brayden, my life was normal. And then it wasn’t. It couldn’t be. Ever again. How was I to know stealing his seat would change all our lives?

Anger and forgiveness share two halves of the same coin. Our story might make you choose sides.



Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harlow Cole and InkSlinger PR!

Interference is the first book in the St. Michaels Duet and tells the story of Brayden and Ashely. They’ve known each other for so many years and have been through a lot, but one action changes everything…

Interference is the first book I’ve read by Harlow Cole and I really liked the story. I loved that we started with a chapter from the present and then read about their past. I really wanted to know what happened to Brayden and Ashely for them to act so weird in the first chapter.

Brayden and Ashley are so different, in my opinion. Brayden is reckless and does whatever he wants. And that hurts Ashley. Ashley constantly tries to see the good in Braydon, but they fight a lot because of his behaviour. Even though a lot happened, I think that they were a good couple.

A lot happened in Interference which made the book really interesting. I wanted to know how the book was going to end because I wanted to know whether or not there was going to be a future for Brayden and Ashley. I never thought the book was going to end the way it did, but it makes me want to read the sequel even more!

19 Jul 2019

All Boy | Blog tour

Title: All Boy
Author: Mia Kerick
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Release date: 25 June 2019
Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult
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Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful past. But her need for social acceptance follows, and going along with the in-crowd is the difference between survival and becoming a target. Staying off the radar is top priority. So, falling for an outsider is the last thing on Callie’s ‘to-do’ list. Too bad her heart didn’t get the memo.

With his strict, religious upbringing and former identity far away in Florida, Jayden Morrissey can finally be true to himself at Beaufort Hills Academy. But life as a trans man means keeping secrets, and keeping secrets means not getting too close to anyone. If he can just get through his fifth year unnoticed, maybe a future living as the person he was born to be is possible. Yet love is love, and when you fall hard enough, intentions crumble, plans detour, and secrets are revealed.

From multi-award-winning author Mia Kerick, comes a powerful, timely, and life-changing novel, which follows two teenagers nursing broken hearts and seeking acceptance, and who together realize running away isn’t always the answer.


 

Review

This book was provided by the author through Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mia Kerick and Chapter by Chapter!

All Boy tells the story of Callie and a transgender boy called Jayden. This book talks about religion, being transgender, and humiliation.


All Boy is the first book I’ve read by Mia Kerick and I liked the story. I love reading books about transgenders because I kind of want to understand what they’re going through and how they feel. Last month I read another book about a transgender and I really liked it. I love reading books with lgbt+ characters and All Boy was definitely a good read!

I really liked Jayden, the transgender boy. I could understand him and I loved reading in his perspective. I also really liked that Mia Kerick decided to give Jayden a religious family because I think that a lot of lgbt+ people struggle even more with their sexuality, etc. because they’re religious or their parents are religious.

I didn’t always like reading in Callie’s perspective but at the same time I did like reading in her perspective. I have some mixed feelings but that’s probably because I couldn’t really relate to her because we’re so different.

I liked All Boy and I cannot wait to discover more books by Mia Kerick!

Giveaway

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Author bio
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another a professional dancer, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son, heading off to college. (Yes, the nest is finally empty.) She has published more than twenty books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing scholarship essays. Her husband of twenty-five years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it’s a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled people in complex relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero in literature, and as a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of tortured heroes and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to her wonderful publishers for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Her books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine, and have won Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, and a Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, a Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award for Young Adult e-book Fiction, among other awards.

Mia Kerick is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology. Contact Mia at miakerick@gmail.com or visit at www.miakerickya.com to see what is going on in Mia’s world.


All Boy | Review

Title: All Boy
Author: Mia Kerick
Pages: 373 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Rating: ★★★★
3.5/5*

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful past. But her need for social acceptance follows, and going along with the in-crowd is the difference between survival and becoming a target. Staying off the radar is top priority. So, falling for an outsider is the last thing on Callie’s ‘to-do’ list. Too bad her heart didn’t get the memo.

With his strict, religious upbringing and former identity far away in Florida, Jayden Morrissey can finally be true to himself at Beaufort Hills Academy. But life as a trans man means keeping secrets, and keeping secrets means not getting too close to anyone. If he can just get through his fifth year unnoticed, maybe a future living as the person he was born to be is possible. Yet love is love, and when you fall hard enough, intentions crumble, plans detour, and secrets are revealed.

From multi-award-winning author Mia Kerick, comes a powerful, timely, and life-changing novel, which follows two teenagers nursing broken hearts and seeking acceptance, and who together realize running away isn’t always the answer.


Review

This book was provided by the author through Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Mia Kerick and Chapter by Chapter!

All Boy tells the story of Callie and a transgender boy called Jayden. This book talks about religion, being transgender, and humiliation.

All Boy is the first book I’ve read by Mia Kerick and I liked the story. I love reading books about transgenders because I kind of want to understand what they’re going through and how they feel. Last month I read another book about a transgender and I really liked it. I love reading books with lgbt+ characters and All Boy was definitely a good read!

I really liked Jayden, the transgender boy. I could understand him and I loved reading in his perspective. I also really liked that Mia Kerick decided to give Jayden a religious family because I think that a lot of lgbt+ people struggle even more with their sexuality, etc. because they’re religious or their parents are religious.

I didn’t always like reading in Callie’s perspective but at the same time I did like reading in her perspective. I have some mixed feelings but that’s probably because I couldn’t really relate to her because we’re so different.

I liked All Boy and I cannot wait to discover more books by Mia Kerick!