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Q&A with Sasha Summers, author of Jace

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Hello Sunnies! The lovely Sasha Summers has agreed to join us for a Q&A after my bookclub read her book last month.  Here it is:
Q&A with Sasha Summers!
-  When did you start writing? Was it a hobby at first or did you always wanted to be a writer? I've been writing since I was young - my first play was for Girl Scouts many, many--many--years ago. I didn't start taking it seriously until about 2012. After that, it was my everything.

- When you are not writing what genre do you enjoy reading? And do you have a ’go-to’ author? I read EVERYTHING, honestly. For romance, I love Julia Quinn and Julia London, Jodi Thomas, and Sophie Kinsella. If I hear chatter or a bunch of great reviews, I'll buy the book. I just finished Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra and really enjoyed it!

- What was the inspiration behind Jace? I'm married to a cowboy who often sings classic country while he's working, so I already had a soft spot for a singing cowboy hero but I'm not sure I would…

The Subway Girl by Lisa Becker [arc review]

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June has been a good reading month, although not all books have been 5 star reads they have all been great reads. And on that note, thank you kindly to author Lisa Becker for sending me a copy of her book to read and review. This beauty comes out July 14th, 2020!


Jace (Kings of Country #1) by Sasha Summers

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I have a soft spot for rock-star romances so needless to say I was very much looking forward to this one. That and Sourcebooks Casablanca has been rocking lately. Do you ever go through phases with romance publishers? I feel like everywhere I look at the moment all I see is rom-com or books that are catering for our current political and/or social climate, thing is rom-com is actually one of my least favorite romance subgenres and I am not a fan politics on my romance books... I've actually been reading a lot from my tbr lately instead of getting new stuff because of that.
Anyways, back to Jace! I confess it took me a few to get into it. The start was a tad slow. But once the story got going it was heartfelt, kept me interested, and had a great romance.
Blurb:
Music is all he has...but is it enough to heal them both?

Jace Black went from an oilfield roughneck to an overnight singing sensation. Now he's working on a duet with country music legend Krystal King, and he's determine…

Beach Read by Emily Henry

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A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Q&A with Marie Harte, author of The Kissing Game

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The favorite part of my job? There are many. That being said, doing Q&A's with authors and hosting authors events are big perks. This past month my Romance Book Club read The Kissing Game by Marie Harte and I loved the book. Even more, loved the opportunity to get to know the author a little more. Here is our Q&A with the fabulous Marie Harte! -  When did you start writing? Was it a hobby at first or did you always wanted to be a writer?I used to write on 3x5 index cards and create stories when I was a kid. I’ve always loved stories and storytelling and dreamed of being a full-fledged novelist. I majored in English in college and started writing while in my early twenties, but on the side. (I was in the Marine Corps at the time.) It wasn’t until 2002 when I quit my job to write full-time. Then I became pregnant and continued to write, publishing in late 2004 with a small press publisher.- When you are not writing what genre do you enjoy reading? And do you have a ’go-to’ a…

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins

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This prequel of the beloved Hunger Games trilogy is absolutely fantastic. This story has the ability to be read as a stand alone, as you do not need previous knowledge of the original three books. However, it does give insight to situations and reactions in the trilogy. This book makes you sympathize with the loathsome antagonist from the main series, President Snow. 
The plot follows orphaned Coriolanus Snow as an eighteen year old about to graduate from the capitol's academy. Him and twenty-three other classmates are chosen to participate as the first ever mentors to the tributes in the games. As it is announced who was assigned to what district and what gender. Snow is assigned the district twelve girl-- which he perceives as a personal insult due to his family hiding being poor. The dean of the school is one of his father's old friends, who has an issue with Snow. 
The girl's name who was pulled for district twelve was a young lady named Lucy Gray Baird, who in short is …

"Quickies" part 2

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Another week, another "quickies" post. Once more I read some of the books on my tbr that are a little older. It is being nice getting to some of them :)