CLP Blog Tours Sign Up: Love Pixies by Carol Maloney Scott

Title: Love Pixies

Author: Carol Maloney Scott

Genre: Paranormal Chick Lit

Features Available: Review, Q&A & Excerpt

Review Formats Available: Kindle, ePub, PDF

Tour Timeframe: August

Blogger Incentive: $20 Amazon giveaway for one participating blogger

lovepixiesAbout the Book

For three lifelong best friends, a college graduation trip to Ireland is supposed to be their last hurrah before starting their jobs, and taking on the stresses and responsibilities of adult life. Heather, Tiffany, and Amanda are on a mission to turn the Emerald Isle upside down…or at least wreak a little havoc, drink a wee bit too much, and kiss hunky Irish boys…before returning to their hometown of Chicago.

When Rhiannon, a powerful fairy, pays a surprise visit to their adorable, thatched-roof rental cottage in County Clare, and persuades them to sign one-year Love Pixie contracts, their lives are drastically altered. Newly armed with fantastical superpowers, charmed necklaces, and the ability to turn ordinary substances into enchanted pixie dust, the girls join together to fight ‘love crime’ and help assigned couples on the brink of disaster build bridges back to happiness. It all sounds quite exciting, until they realize that learning how to use powerful magic is not only time consuming, overwhelming, and confusing – it’s not easy to hide from their family, co-workers, and most importantly – potential love interests.

To complicate matters even more, the trio is repeatedly tempted by the fairy’s rebellious sister, Aideen, who challenges them to break the rules. Perhaps if they listen to the ‘bad fairy’ they can finish their assignment quicker…and get back to work…and play…before anyone is the wiser.

However, the girls were raised to know that there are consequences to bad behavior – at least in the non-magical world. Afraid to ask if there is such a thing as magical jail, the two more sensible Pixies hope to rein in their most wayward partner – before their contracts are terminated…and their couple’s relationship implodes into a pile of ordinary dust.

#BookReview: In Black and White by Catherine Lavender

in black and whiteAbout the Book

Micah Winters always knew that she was different. It was the pigment of her skin and the texture of her hair that revealed that she was a woman from biracial parents. For five decades, Micah’s African American mother has remained silent about Micah’s estranged father (Sidney Irving). It is not until after Sidney Irving’s death that Micah learns that she is the daughter of the legendary novelist and screenwriter. Now with her mother’s memory fading away from Alzheimer’s disease, Micah can only rely on a novel that was written from her father years ago to understand her parents past during the time of segregation in the United States. Micah’s once simple life is not so simple anymore as she tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world as she inherits her father’s wealth and private past. With an abandoned heart, Micah must forgive the past in order to discover who she really is.

My Review

This book was really quite emotional, and easy to be drawn to. Micah only learns about her biological father after his death, and begins to understand piece by piece why her biracial parents were never together during a very different time in the country. It was really quite heart-breaking to learn of their story and why they had to live apart, and how much Sidney loved his daughter from afar. The writing was really good in the story but the editing could have been given a boost, and sometimes the dialogue was slightly distracting, but many interesting plot points are in here and it was a very good read overall.

4 stars

#BookReview: Modern Love by Beau North #CLPBlogTours

modern loveAbout the Book

“Love at first sight wasn’t meant for millennials.” – So thinks Alice Aberdeen—art student, recovering addict, David Bowie enthusiast. Alice is among the recently dumped, and just wants to keep her nose down until she finishes her degree. Her sister Emma has other ideas, and sets her up with new-in-town Warinder “Will” Murphy- tall, dark, and aloof. To say it wasn’t love at first sight is an overstatement. He finds her too abrasive, with her sharp tongue and a don’t-screw-with-me attitude. She thinks he’s too reserved, too damn serious. But the more time Alice spends with Will, the more their slow burn begins to thaw her heart. A man of two worlds, half-Irish, half-Indian Will Murphy only feels at home when he’s with Alice. He soon realizes that her tough shell is hiding a lot of scar tissue, from her trials with addiction and recovery, to her spectacularly bad ex-girlfriend Jamie, to the loss of her mother. Modern Love isn’t a story about love at first sight, it’s about learning to love yourself before being able to see the one you love.

My Review

Modern Love is a fast-paced, intriguing story that I found myself highly enjoying right off the bat. Though she has a host of issues, Alice was an easily relatable and likeable character, and her journey had me quickly flipping the pages. I really enjoyed the supporting cast as well, especially her sister Emma and her own journey. The romance is the main focus of the book, and truly is a Modern Love story. A lot of interesting twists and turns happen between Alice and Will, and while sometimes I just wanted to yell “Get on with it!” it was still a very engaging read and one that I would recommend!

4 stars

beau northAbout the Author

Beau North is a native southerner who now calls Portland, Oregon home with her husband and two cats. She attended the University of South Carolina where she began a lifelong obsession with English Literature. In her spare time, Beau is the brains behind Rhymes With Nerdy, an internet collective focused on pop culture.

Website: http://beaunorthwrites.com

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Twitter: @BeauNorth

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