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My 2nd book postcard from Lithuania

I received this second book postcard from Lithuania. It is my 97th postcard that I received since I joined Postcrossing 11 months ago. This postcard took 12 days to arrive from Lithuania to New York. I liked the stamps too.

The postcard came from Mr. V. He is 62 years old. He likes to work, hunt, read books and travels a lot.  He visited 74 countries in the world.

Thank you so much Mr. V for this beautiful postcard and stamp too.

Misadventures With A Rookie Book by Toni Aleo

Misadventures with a Rookie
by Toni Aleo, New York Times bestselling author  
Release Date: April 10th

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Synopsis
Winning has always come naturally for stud ice hockey defenseman Gus “the Bus” Persson. On the ice or off, he’s never had any trouble scoring, racking up goals—and girls. As the best player in his rookie class and the number-one draft pick of the Malibu Suns, he’s taking his game to the next level and is justifiably full of swagger.
So why does one of the Suns’ ice girls treat him like he’s invisible?
Bo St. James doesn’t have time for rookie hotshots who think their gloves don’t stink. She knows them, she works with them, she trains them. It doesn’t matter that Gus Persson is the hottest newbie she’s ever seen. She knows his type. She’s got big plans of her own, and she’s not going to let some cocky rich kid athlete keep her from her goals.
But there’s a chemistry between them they cannot deny. A lust that burns so hot, it threatens to melt the very ice on which they make their livings. The game has changed for both of them. Together, can these two play to win?
I rated this book 4 ****’s
Love is unpredictable 
 
Hockey is one of my favorite sports to watch. I wish our local team made it to the play-offs but unfortunately they were stink this year. I hope that next year, they will improved. 
 
This book is fun to read if you like the sports hockey. It is a funny read and at the same time emotional. Love is unpredictable especially when it happened to Gus. This chick magnet heart is breaking from an ice girl named Bo. They are names are so unique and their attraction is instant.  
 
Bo’s experienced will teach many young girls. She is very strong and willing to endure the pain to let that special tiny man in her life have a bright future. This girl will pour your hearts out. Prepare a Kleenex by your side, you might need it.  
 
Gus had a different experienced when he was little. I liked his family. Any girl’s should have this kind of family.  
 
Misadventures of a rookie will teach you that though love is unpredictable. You should keep your heart open and be honest with each other. This is such a sweet read.  


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Meet The Author
My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!

I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.

While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I’ll never give my heart to one player again.

When I’m not in the gym getting swole, I’m usually writing, trying to make my dreams a reality, or being a taxi for my kids.

I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Supernatural, Disney, and anything that sparkles! I’m pretty sure I was Belle in a past life, and if I could be on any show, it would be Supernatural so I could hunt with Sam and Dean.

Also, I did mention I love hockey, right?

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Book Spotlight The Progeny by Tosca Lee

Book Details:

Book Title: The Progeny: A Novel by Tosca Lee
Series: Descendants of the House of Bathory (Book #1)
Category: YA Fiction, 352 pages
Genre: Thriller, (YA-leaning), Slight paranormal
Publisher: Howard Books
Release date: May 2016
Tour dates: March 26 to April 13, 2018
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee comes a story of love, ancient secrets, and survival. Book 1 in the House of Bathory duology.
When you wake up, you remember nothing. Not your name, or where you were born, or the faces of the people you knew. Just a single warning written to yourself before you forgot it all:

“Emily, it’s me. You.

Don’t ask about the last two years… Don’t try to remember and don’t go digging. Your life depends on it. Other lives depend on it.

By the way, Emily isn’t your real name. You died in an accident. You paid extra for that.”

You start over in a remote place with a new name, a fresh life. Until the day a stranger tells you you’re being hunted for the sins of a royal ancestor who died centuries before you were born.

You don’t believe him, until they come for you. Now you’re on the run.

Every answer you need lies in a past you chose to erase. The only thing you know for sure is that others are about to die and you need those memories back.

But first, you have to stay alive.

Praise for The Progeny:

“Be warned: once you start this book, it’s impossible to put down!”
– Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study

“Intriguing and romantic, I literally couldn’t put it down.”
– Jennifer L. Armentrout # 1 New York Times bestselling author

“Irresistible…”
– Publishers Weekly

“[A] complex thriller with various turns and twists…A great choice for readers who enjoy their psychological thrillers with a historical twist.”
– Library Journal

“Exciting…action-packed…intriguing.”
– Romantic Times Book Reviews

“Filled with intrigue, romance, and reversals fans are sure to love.”
– Family Fiction

“The Progeny has risen to the top of my favorites list…I devoured every word of it.”
– Book Reporter

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The Center

No one speaks when you enter the Center for the last time. There’s no need. You’ve gone through the counseling, tests, and a checklist of preparations to get the plastic bracelet you wear the day of treatment. The one that saves a life. They don’t need to know why you’re doing it any more. Or that you lied about it all. Just the scratch of the stylus as you sign your name on the screen one last time.

A nurse takes me into a room and I lie down on the table. I give her the sealed packet—the only thing I brought with me. There’s cash, meds, and an address inside, the one for “after.” It’s a thousand miles away. She’ll pass it to the companion assigned to me. No point meeting her now.

I’m 21 years old and my name doesn’t matter because it’s about to be erased forever. I’m choosing to forget the ones I love, and myself, in the process.

They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die. But they don’t tell you that every detail comes screaming back to life. That you taste each bite of every meal you savored, feel the shower of every rain you walked in… smell the hair against your cheek before that last, parting kiss. That you will fight to hold on to every memory like a drowning person gasping for poisoned air.

Then everything you knew is gone. And you are still alive.

For now.

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Meet the Author:

“Superior storytelling.” – Publishers Weekly

“One of the most gifted novelists writing today.” -Steven James, bestselling author

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny and Firstborn, currently in development for television),Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal, Sovereign). A notorious night-owl, she loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing video games and football with her kids, and sending cheesy texts to her husband.

You can find Tosca at ToscaLee.com, on social media, or hanging around the snack table. (And be sure to check out Ismeni, the free e-short prequel to The Legend of Sheba!)

Get your copy of The Progeny here: http://toscalee.com/product/the-progeny/ (Kindle readers: now you can enjoy special insights in the author’s highlighted comments!)

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Pinterest

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The men at ALFA Investigations are tough as nails, all about the chase, and love playing dirty. From ruthless criminals to wild women, they’ll stop at nothing to fight the bad guys and win the girl. 
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Meet the Author
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

 

Misadventures with my Roommate by Elizabeth Hayley

 

Misadventures with my Roommate
 

by Elizabeth Hayley
 

Releases: 27th March
 

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***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***
Synopsis
 

Blake Monroe hasn’t had the easiest life, but she’s never been one to dwell on her misfortunes, preferring to see the world as a place where you get what you give.


Having had an especially troubling childhood, Blake’s aware she doesn’t exactly fit the definition of “normal.” Her lack of filter, dry sense of humor, and uncanny ability to read people make her rather unique—and difficult to live with. When her latest roommate has had enough of her antics, Blake decides living with a man might suit her better.

Gavin Gibson’s a dreamer whose artsy aspirations don’t meet the high expectations of his wealthy family. Cast off and cut off, Gavin needs a place to live. When he’s invited to share Blake’s quaint apartment, he cannot pass it up. With a knack for spotting the good in others, Gavin can see past Blake’s quirks—and neither of them can ignore their sexual chemistry.

As sparks fly, their genuine affection for each other grows, and Gavin begins to break down Blake’s defenses. But can Blake open up to reveal the damage she’s worked so hard to conceal?

I rated this book 4 ****’s 

It is a fun but emotional book to read 
 
Kids that have parents and very supportive are very lucky kids. They should respect and be grateful for having parents like that but not with Blake and Gavin. This book is fun but emotional to read. 
 
I really enjoyed reading this adorable story of two roommates. I have never experienced living away from my parents not until I got married. I never experienced the withdrawals from them until I moved out from the country and live my own life. 

I loved how these two are very independent. I loved their characters as well. Blake is my kind of girl who enjoys life to the fullest. I adore Gavin for his passion for photography.  
 
Blake and Gavin will make you laugh at the same being emotional. This is such a sweet read that will teaches you to enjoy the passion that you love in life. Enjoy life to the fullest as life is too short. 



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Meet the Author
 

 

Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands’ chagrin).

“Elizabeth” lives with her husband, daughter, and nutjob of a dog. “Hayley” lives with her husband, son, and her own crazy dog. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

Elizabeth Hayley’s writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: “I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”


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Bad Boys After Dark: Brett Book by Melissa Foster

Bad Boys After Dark: Brett (Bad Billionaires After Dark Book 4) by [Foster, Melissa]
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Bad Boys After Dark: Brett
(Bad Billionaires After Dark)

Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone hot and sexy romances.

Indulge your inner vixen…

Meet the Bad Boys… Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark…

Billionaire security expert Brett Bad has had his eye on his brother’s gorgeous legal assistant, Sophie Roberts, for years. He wants nothing more from her than a single night between the sheets to satisfy his desires. But Sophie is a white-picket-fence girl, and she’s turned him down more times than he cares to count.
Sophie is all about forever kisses and happily ever afters. But she can’t deny her attraction to Brett, as enticed by his bad-boy behavior as she is by his devastating looks and his painful past, which she’d like to help heal.
When Sophie’s friend urges her to throw caution to the wind, Sophie leaves the door to her heart ajar—and Brett charges in. But this Bad boy doesn’t know a thing about romance and has no interest in forever, forcing Sophie to make her toughest decision yet—follow her heart or protect it?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

I rated this book 5 *****’s

That delicious kisses that melt not only in your mouth but captures your heart forever

This book is not only a panty melting book but so hilarious. Have you meet Sophie’s grandma yet? She is one hot mess character that will not stop you entertained with her craziness. There are so many moments of that book that captures my heart. One is their kisses. Brett loves to surprises Sophie. He will hit you like cupid strike that bow. If you love the nature like me, Brett and Sophie will help your relationship sweeter wrap around the tree.

This book is also a heart breaking and emotional. You might need a Kleenex near you. Relationship will last if you are open to communicate and willing to pour your hearts out to someone you love.

I loved this series. I cannot wait to have all the books in my bookshelves one day.

“If you’re interested in books with super-hot alpha males, ridiculously sexy heroines and need-to-take-a-cold-shower love scenes, this is the series for you!” – M. Engel, Book Mama Blog

“​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner​

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” – NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​

BAD BOYS AFTER DARK
Mick
Dylan
Carson
Brett

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Bad Boys After Dark: Mick (Bad Billionaires After Dark #1)

“Ultimate Pleasure, that’s how I would describe this book. Oh my!! Be prepared to have your breath taken away.” – Beck Valley Books

“I loved every bit of this read, there were so many emotions and turmoil that just kept you turning the pages, it really was an emotional roller coaster of a ride.” – Irish Daisy Loves Romance

“Foster has done it again with not only steamy hot sex scenes but deeply loving emotional attachments, also.” – Nicki’s Nook


“Mick” is a USA Today bestseller.

Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!

Meet the Bad Boys… Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark…
Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action–and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man–until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction–no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting–the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan (Bad Billionaires After Dark #2)

“Another brilliant sexy and romantic romance created by this adorable author. For those who love romantic and passionate stories is a book not to be missed.” – LibriAmoriMiei

“Dylan can be described in two words. Wickedly good.” – I Love Romance

“Steam-filled pages and a sassy heroine make Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan a must read for those winter nights.”– Recommended Romance


Indulge your inner vixen…

Meet the Bad Boys… Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark…
Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, f**ks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?

The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Walk With Me Book By Debra Schoenberger

Book Details:

Book Title: Walk with Me by Debra Schoenberger
Category: Adult non-fiction / Photography – 104 pages
Genre: Documentary / Street Photography / Travel
Publisher: Blurb
Release date: December 26, 2017
Tour dates: March 5 to 23, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Whenever I’m asked “which is the best camera?” I pretty much respond: “the one you have on you.” In fact, most of the images in this book were taken with my cell phone simply because I always have it with me.

This is not only a book about street photography but a visual diary, or collection of quirky, unusual and sometimes just plain weird photos I’ve taken over the course of the last decade.

As a street photographer, I need to be an assiduous walker. My sneakers often take me to little known, hidden corners, seaweed strewn (and sometimes stinky) beaches and really cool back alleys of my rather small island city of Victoria, BC.

I’ve also included images of curiosities I’ve seen throughout my travels.
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Everyone sees the world differently and this is my collection of the quirkiness that I call life.

months ago. I have to get develops the photos very soon. 

 I rated this book 4 ****’s 

 Beautiful and candid photographs 
 
Just like the author, I loved photography as well. I usually bring my camera with me if not my cell phone whereever I go. I love to take photos of my family especially my kids and my dogs. I also love the nature like sunrise and sunset. Recently, I am interested to take photos of the moon. I took a photo of the crescent moon last night with my regular Canon camera.  
 
Photographs will make a lasting memories. I still have to develop photos from my Philippines vacation three months ago. I have to get develops the photos very soon. 

Ms. Debra Schoenberger photographs are beautiful and candid shots. I have few of my favorite shots of her. I adored the beach, shadows and streets photographs.  
 
This book is beautiful and gives you ideas on what scenes to photograph. Life is too short that we need to capture that special moment with our cameras.

To read reviews, please visit Debra Schoenberger’s page on iRead Book Tours.

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About the Author / Photographer:

Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera

“My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor’s favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I’m always looking for the unusual.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Pinterest

 

Other photo books you may want to add to your collection:
Montreal by Debra Schoenberger
To Be A Child by Debra Schoenberger
India by Debra Schoenberger

 

​INTERVIEW WITH DEBRA SCHOENBERGER:​

 

What makes for a good travel camera?

That would depend on the type of photography you are interested in.  Do you like street photography, landscape photography, macro or would you rather have a

​n automatic ​

point-and-shoot?

There is a new camera on the market that looks pretty good, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V.  It can be found here:

https://goo.gl/SNEYgb

Because the new generation of cell phone cameras are so good, they often replace a smaller point and shoot.

What do you look for when buying a camera?

When looking for a camera online, I choose a few that have features that I like within my price range.  Then I go to a camera store and hold the camera in my hand for fit and try out the different features.  I’ve discovered that what looks good in theory, doesn’t always feel good in person.  I have a small hand so the camera has to be small enough to be comfortable in my hands.

What do you look for when buying a camera

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bag

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?

I prefer a camera bag that doesn’t look like a camera bag.  I like a big, wide strap and plenty of 

​padded ​

protection for my gear.  A photographer who happens to be a woman, developed camera bags for women that can 

​be ​

custom made.  You can choose the size, style and fabrics / leathers.  It’s pretty cool.  I love my bag.  If it gets dirty, it gets a wash.

You can find the bags at Porteen gear:

https://porteengear.com/

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My first book postcard from Florida

I am so happy when I received this postcard from Florida. It is my sixth postcard that I received since I joined postcrossing. This postcard took ten days to arrive and it came from Ms. M. Books is one of the postcard that I want to receive. Obviously because I love books and am a bookworm.

 

How about you? Aside from reading books, what are your other hobbies? I love exchanging and receiving postcards. The surprised of the unknown from all over the world when somebody sends you a postcard.

Waking Isabella Book by Melissa Muldoon

Book Details:

Book Title: Waking Isabella: Because beauty can’t sleep forever by Melissa Muldoon
Category: Adult Fiction, 250 pages
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Matta Press
Release date: December 2017
Tour dates: Feb 19 to March 23, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (The story begins with violent rape and murder scene, touches on themes of miscarriage, murder, Nazi violence during war, adultery)

Book Description:

Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty that, over time, has been lost, erased, or suppressed. It also weaves together several love stories as well as a few mysteries. Nora, an assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s antique trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval jousting festival. While filming a documentary about Isabella de’ Medici—the Renaissance princess who was murdered by her husband—Nora begins to connect with the lives of two remarkable women from the past. Unraveling the stories of Isabella, the daughter of a fifteenth-century Tuscan duke, and Margherita, a young girl trying to survive the war in Nazi-occupied Italy, Nora begins to question the choices that have shaped her own life up to this point. As she does, hidden beauty is awakened deep inside of her, and she discovers the keys to her creativity and happiness. It is a story of love and deceit, forgeries and masterpieces—all held together by the allure and intrigue of a beautiful Tuscan ghost.
I rated this book 5 *****’s 
Historical, full of passion and adventurous  
 
I enjoyed reading this 2nd book from the author. It is historical. It is fun to learn more about the place Arezzo in the town of Tuscany in Italy. The cultures and traditions back during the days.  
 
It is full of passion despite tragic loss and mysterious. True love can only happened when you really cared for that person. It cannot be learn not unless your heart is beating fast for that person.  
 

This book is very adventurous. My favorite character is Nora. She is one feisty girl who is not afraid to fall in-love at the same time solved the mystery. This book is suspense as well. It is mind blowing especially when they solved the missing painting and surprised came along the way. 
 
It is a beautiful story of friendship, betrayal and most of all love. If you love mystery books like me, definitely you will enjoy reading this historical book. If you love to travel, and Italy is in your bucket list, this book is I can recommend. 

To read reviews, please visit Melissa Muldoon’s page on Italy Bok Tours.

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Meet the Author:

Melissa Muldoon is the Studentessa Matta—the crazy linguist! In Italian, “matta” means “crazy” or “impassioned.” Melissa has a B.A. in fine arts, art history and European history from Knox College, a liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, as well as a master’s degree in art history from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has also studied painting and art history in Florence.

Melissa promotes the study of Italian language and culture through her dual-language blog, Studentessa Matta (studentessamatta.com). Melissa began the Matta blog to improve her command of the language and to connect with other language learners. It has since grown to include a podcast, “Tutti Matti per l’Italiano,” and the Studentessa Matta YouTube channel. Melissa also created Matta Italian Language Immersion Tours, which she co-leads with Italian partners in Italy.

Waking Isabella is Melissa’s second novel and follows Dreaming Sophia, published in 2016. In this new novel about Italy, the reader is taken on another art history adventure, inspired by Melissa’s experiences living and traveling in Italy, specifically Arezzo, as well as her familiarity with the language and art. For more information about Waking Isabella and links to Melissa’s blogs and social media sites, visit www.MelissaMuldoon.com.

As a student, Melissa lived in Florence with an Italian family. She studied art history and painting and took beginner Italian classes. When she returned home, she threw away her Italian dictionary, assuming she’d never need it again, but after launching a successful design career and starting a family, she realized something was missing in her life. That “thing” was the connection she had made with Italy and the friends who live there. Living in Florence was indeed a life-changing event. Wanting to reconnect with Italy, she decided to start learning the language again from scratch. As if indeed possessed by an Italian muse, she bought a new Italian dictionary and began her journey to fluency—a path that has led her back to Italy many times and enriched her life in countless ways. Now, many dictionaries and grammar books later, she dedicates her time to promoting Italian language studies, further travels in Italy, and sharing her stories and insights about Italy with others. When Melissa is not traveling in Italy, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Melissa designed and illustrated the cover art for Waking Isabella and Dreaming Sophia. She also curates the Dreaming Sophia blog and Pinterest site: The Art of Loving Italy. Please visit the Pinterest page for pictures of Arezzo, the Giostra del Saracino, and all the places we go in Italy in both books. Visit MelissaMuldoon.com for more information about immersion trips to learn the language with Melissa in Italy, as well as the Studentessa Matta blog for practice and tips to learn the Italian language.

Connect with Melissa: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram ~ Youtube

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Nailed Down Book By Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler

 

 

 

Nailed Down 
 

by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler
 


Release Date: 10th April
 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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Synopsis
 

Kit Carlyle isn’t just some woman. Beautiful? Yep. Seductive? Damn straight. She’s also my best friend and my co-worker. But, hell, I’m a guy with a pulse. Every once in a while, I take a look and think filthy things about her that maybe I shouldn’t.


But when her cousin dies and leaves her with a long as hell and sexy bucket list, Kit turns to me for a helping hand. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a woman in need. Besides, I’m damn sure not about to let another man steal away my girl, occupy her bed, or fill my shoes.
 

But as the stakes get higher and the items become hotter, I’ll have to face the toughest challenge of all: admitting I want more than Kit’s friendship.

 

I rated this book 5 *****’s

Friends that nailed down together stays together 
 
I so loved this new book of Ms. Chelle Bliss and Eden Butler. The bucket list is even fun, flirty and delicious to fulfilled for these two. You will giggle, bothered (this book is so hot) and fall in-love. Once you started reading it, you can need put it down just like when you’re hammering a nail. You need to dig it down to the hole.  
 
Love is full of adventures. Fulfilling each bucket list is like a dream coming true for Kait and Kane helped her in the best way that this hot handyman. Some bucket list makes your mouth wide opened. You will be amazed.  
 
I enjoyed reading this book. I am looking forward to read the second book. If you love handyman, I know I have one in my life. This book will help you finished those projects in a heartbeat. 

Meet the Authors
 


Chelle Bliss
 

USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.


Eden Butler
 

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Fantasy, Mystery and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.    Please send help.

 

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