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Chicks Dig the Accent by Roxanne D. Howard + GIVEAWAY

1Chicks Dig the Accent

Roxanne D. Howard

Genre: Contemporary erotic romance,

modern-day fairy tale, Fairy Tales Revisited

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC.

Date of Publication:  August 23, 2016

Number of pages: 105

Word Count: 33,013

Cover artist: Natasha Snow

Book Description: 

 

Molly Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, Molly gave her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies, things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill right wing boyfriend, Sean, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate degree, moving to Paris, and is desperate to shake things up!

She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance, in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip, to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English professor’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along.

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About the Author:2

 

Roxanne D. Howard is an author with Loose Id. Her first novel, At the Heart of the Stone, was released in February 2016. She is an Army veteran, has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English, and enjoys reading classical literature and Stephen King. She is also an avid musical theater nut and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children when she’s not writing. Roxanne and her family currently reside in the Midwest United States. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at author@roxannedhoward.com.

 

To find out more, please visit her website at www.roxannedhoward.com

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoxanneDHoward

 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15019190.Roxanne_D_Howard

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Dancing with Paris (Paris Time Travel #2) by Juliette Sobanet

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Summary: In Paris, a past life promises a second chance at love.

Straitlaced marriage therapist Claudia Davis had a plan—and it definitely did not involve getting pregnant from a one-night stand or falling for a gorgeous French actor. She thinks her life can’t possibly get more complicated. But when Claudia takes a tumble in her grandmother’s San Diego dance studio, she awakens in 1950s Paris in the body of Ruby Kerrigan, the glamorous star of a risqué cabaret—and the number-one suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow dancer. As past lives go, it’s a doozy…especially when an encounter with a handsome and mysterious French doctor ignites a fire in Claudia’s sinfully beautiful new body.

But time, for all its twists and turns, is not on her side: Claudia has just five days to unmask the true killer, clear Ruby’s name, and return to the twenty-first century. To do so, she must make an impossible choice, one that will change the course of both of her lives forever.

My Review: I discovered Juliette Sobanet last year when I was searching for books set in France and I fell in love, I mean I am in love with her Sleeping with Paris series.  I read the first book in this series and loved it.   So imagine my surprise when I learned there are more books! yay.

This book was fantastic, I am not lying discovering Sobanet on Kindle Unlimited was fabulous surprise.

This book was a great time travel book, although I am not 100% sure if I can really call it a time travel book.  You will have to read it to understand what I am saying, because I really do not want to spoil anything. Time travel is a concept that is very hard to write I have said that over and over because often time travel can get confusing.  So not the case here.  I think it is very well done, because how she got in the 50s isn’t really addressed it is more why she is there and that is why the story is great.  She is there to right a wrong, but as the story develops you learn there is so much going on that the book becomes quite the page turner.

Claudia slowly puts Ruby’s story together and she is given a very tight time line to right a wrong and believe me as the story unfolds so many theories will come to your mind.

This story was well done & I can’t wait to start my next Sobanet book.  She is very talented & quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

 

Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey

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Summary: New York–based photographer Cat Jordan is ready to begin a new life with her successful, button-down boyfriend. But when she learns that she’s inherited the estate of a complete stranger—a woman named Isabelle de Florian—her life is turned upside down.

Cat arrives in Paris to find that she is now the owner of a perfectly preserved Belle Époque apartment in the ninth arrondissement, and that the Frenchwoman’s family knew nothing about this secret estate. Amid these strange developments, Cat is left with burning questions: Who was Isabelle de Florian? And why did she leave the inheritance to Cat instead of her own family?

As Cat travels France in search of answers, she feels her grasp on her New York life starting to slip. With long-buried secrets coming to light and an attraction to Isabelle de Florian’s grandson growing too intense to ignore, Cat will have to decide what to let go of, and what to claim as her own. (less)

So a few days ago I implemented a no spend challenge because of this challenge it was time to start finding ways to entertain myself while not spending money. I am a Kindle Unlimited subscriber and I thought why not travel around the world via Kindle Unlimited.

It is no secret how much I love traveling by book or movie, so I decided to see what I could find on Kindle Unlimited that was available on audio. My job is a lot of reading and paper pushing, so I am very lucky that I can listen to audio books while I work. This is why it is not uncommon for me to read 100+ books a year.

This was the first book I listened to on Day one of my challenge. It is a pretty short book less than 300 pages so I knew realistically I could listen to the book in a work day.

This book did not disappoint at all, I love any book that takes me to Paris and/or France and this book was very well written & I enjoyed listening to Cat’s story. Her adventure of trying to determine why Isabelle left her the inheritance was very thought provoking and I must be honest, I secretly wondered if maybe I have an old French lady waiting to leave me a Parisian apartment. A girt can hope.

This book is FREE on Kindle Unlimited & totally worth a read if you are on a no spend challenge or just looking for a fantastic book to take you to France

Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken

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Summary: passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

 

My review: I absolutely loved how the author took three very strong characters from very different time periods and made them come together.  The author did a fantastic job making you feel for each character.

I loved Etta and Nicholas I loved even more how the author used a half black character.  I think this is something that is missing in the YA genre and I absolutely loved reading the story and the chemistry that has developed between the two.

Also do I really have to wait a whole freaking year for book 2?  This really sucks.

When it comes to the time travel aspect, I have mentioned numerous times how much it bothers me that authors can’t seem to dumb time travel down to where us mere mortals can understand.  While there were times the author got technical, it wasn’t so technical that I stopped reading.  I enjoyed this concept of time travel and I really can’t wait for for book 2.