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Monday, November 28, 2022

#BookReview - Never Gonna Happen
November 28, 20220 Comments

 

Book Description: 

York refuses to think of Peyton as girlfriend material until one fateful night of truth or dare.

Peyton’s mom and my mom were best friends.

You’d think that should cover the gist of it. But, no… Oh, no.

Not even close.

You see, Mom and Aunt Donna (as I’d always called Peyton’s mother) were not simply just best friends; I'm saying they were the-same-person-inhabiting-two-different-bodies kind of best friends.

And thus, Peyton Royce had been forced on me since the moment she was born.

We were treated like twins, yet always expected to fall in love one day and get married. The only problem with that was I didn’t love Peyton. And I'm positive she didn’t even like me in return.

Don’t get me wrong. I adored our moms—swear to God—but they had to let this stupid notion go because one thing had become abundantly clear to me over the years. I would never marry Peyton Royce. I think it was my one goal in life, actually.

So… Sorry, Mom and Aunt Donna, but you two just weren’t going to get your way on this.

Peyton and I? It was never gonna happen.


Review:

We all know the friends to more than friends story and I'd worried that maybe it's been overdone.

Not a chance.

This was such a cute high school story of super close friends, content with that friendship, until they weren't. I loved he transition here and seeing how they learned to view each other differently. At first I did worry that York was a bit much, but he redeemed himself.

I felt there was one major parental issue within the book that got overcome too quickly and had me genuinely questioning that parent.

Thankfully, I felt drawn in by so many other emotions throughout the book that the parental moment didn't hinder how I felt in the end. The teens were mostly totally enjoyable and relatable characters (I remember the teen years with my own children).


I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

#NewRelease - The Last Stone #Top10 List by KAP Lowrie #YardTimePublishing
November 01, 20220 Comments

 


BUY THE LAST STONE ON AMAZON HERE

Paperback coming soon! Keep watching for details.

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Book Blurb: Never wanting to stand out, Amy was happy with her quiet and predictable life. She accepted the answers she was always given about how she ended up with her aunt and what happened to her parents. It wasn’t until waking up on her sixteenth birthday in a forest she’s never seen before that she starts to question her entire history and who she really is.


Here's atop 10 list from KAP Lowrie

Top 10 Songs to Write To:

-        Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran

-        I Go Back - Kenny Chesney

-        22 - Taylor Swift

-        Long Live - Taylor Swift

-        Yeah! - Usher

-        In This Diary - The Ataris

-        The Good Stuff - Kenny Chesney

-        Let Me Love You - Ne-Yo

-        Visiting Hours - Ed Sheeran

-        Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes 



About the Author:
Karen Lowrie grew up on Cape Cod Massachusetts as the youngest of four children. She was fascinated with the woods behind her house as a child and would spend time wandering through them imagining other realities and possibilities. Currently, Karen is a special education teacher in Upstate NY where she lives with her husband, two sons and her dog.

After struggling as a reader at a young age, Karen fell in love with reading through the Harry Potter series and has been lost in books ever since. She continues to be a massive Harry Potter fan and looks for ways to demonstrate her abundance of random facts she has stored away. At any given time, she is in the middle of at least one book and still reeling from a book she just finished, ready to talk about it.


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#Booktwt  Iora and the Quest of Five
November 01, 20220 Comments

YA Fantasy

Date Published: 11/1/2022


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Iora overhears sinister whispering coming from her well and is attacked by a strange creature. She knows her father is in mortal danger, but no one will listen. She sneaks out to search the enchanted Wacky Wilderness for him, but Beetle isn’t about to let her go alone. Among the jungle denizens, they encounter wild animals, hidden tribes, secretive lands, and strange and magical creatures: some friendly and some not.

After finding one of the guiding angels of the jungle, the search for her father becomes a quest to save the jungle! They only have 17 days to find the other four forest Angels and the elusive Spirit of the Jungle! But the dark forces aren’t going to sit by and let that happen…

 

About the Author

Arefa Tehsin is the author of 16 fiction and non-fiction books, both for children and adults, and contributes columns, features and travel articles to various publications like The Indian Express, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Outlook Money and TerraGreen. Her book The Chirmi Chasers has been shortlisted for Neev Book Award 2021. Amra and the Witch was shortlisted for FCCI’s Best Book of the Year Award 2019. She was shortlisted for the The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Best Author Award 2017 for her book Wild in the Backyard (Publisher: Penguin Random House). The picture book The Elephant Bird was read at 3200+ locations in India from the slums to the Presidential library on the International Literacy Day, 2016 and translated in 30 languages. Do Tigers Drink Blood and 13 Other Mysteries of Nature is being translated in Chinese. A few schools in India and Sri Lanka have taken up her books as textbooks and supplementary readers. Daughter of the renowned naturalist Dr. Raza H. Tehsin, Arefa has spent her childhood days treading jungles with her father, exploring caves and handling snakes. She was appointed as the Honorary Wildlife Warden of Udaipur district and has pursued nature conservation through her writings and columns.


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Monday, October 31, 2022

HAPPY RELEASE DAY: The Last Stone by KAP Lowrie #NewRelease #ReadingCommunity
October 31, 20220 Comments

 


BUY THE LAST STONE ON AMAZON HERE

Paperback coming soon! Keep watching for details.

Follow KAP Lowrie --- Twitter - Facebook - Instagram


About the Book:


Never wanting to stand out, Amy was happy with her quiet and predictable life. She accepted the answers she was always given about how she ended up with her aunt and what happened to her parents. It wasn’t until waking up on her sixteenth birthday in a forest she’s never seen before that she starts to question her entire history and who she really is.



About the Author:


Karen Lowrie grew up on Cape Cod Massachusetts as the youngest of four children. She was fascinated with the woods behind her house as a child and would spend time wandering through them imagining other realities and possibilities. Currently, Karen is a special education teacher in Upstate NY where she lives with her husband, two sons and her dog.

After struggling as a reader at a young age, Karen fell in love with reading through the Harry Potter series and has been lost in books ever since. She continues to be a massive Harry Potter fan and looks for ways to demonstrate her abundance of random facts she has stored away. At any given time, she is in the middle of at least one book and still reeling from a book she just finished, ready to talk about it.


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Thursday, October 27, 2022

#CoverReveal - The Last Stone - KAP Lowrie - #YardTimePublishing
October 27, 20220 Comments

 


It's Cover Reveal day for The Last Stone by KAP Lowrie! So exciting! This is the second release from Indie Publisher Yard Time Publishing.




The Last Stone is a Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Adventure 

Release Date: October 31

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Never wanting to stand out, Amy was happy with her quiet and predictable life. She accepted the answers she was always given about how she ended up with her aunt and what happened to her parents. It wasn’t until waking up on her sixteenth birthday in a forest she’s never seen before that she starts to question her entire history and who she really is. 

Now who wants to see the cover?



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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

#Wanted 2023 Clients: #Bookkeeping #Proofreading #ProjectManagement #Hiring
October 26, 20220 Comments

 


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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

NEW #BookClub (Virtual) #BeyondTheBook - Looking for #authors to feature & member
October 25, 20220 Comments


 

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