Excerpt: Tinfoil Heart by Daisy Prescott


Tinfoil Heart by Daisy Prescott
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Synopsis:

A new romantic comedy about love, letting go, and little green men from USA Today Bestselling author Daisy Prescott.

My father was abducted by aliens.

Or so I believed for the last eighteen years.

After my mother's death, I moved to Roswell, capital of all things alien. I’m going to find out the truth and nothing will stop me . . . except Boone Santos.

Compared to the intergalactic tinfoil hat brigade, he's a god amongst mere mortals. Too handsome for his own good (and mine), with a grumpy arrogance, and the most beautiful smile ever—he smashes my plan to pieces like a UFO crashing into the desert.

I need a tinfoil hat for my heart.

Do I believe in aliens? I’m not sure.

What do I believe? I’m not going to fall in love with Boone. Definitely not . . .

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Excerpt:

I’m never coming back here.

“Well, thanks for taking everything.” I wipe my hands on my skirt and try to put them in the dress’s pockets, only remembering too late this dress doesn’t have them.

What a waste of a nice blue floral summer dress. Every dress should have pockets. So should cardigans. This is why I buy mine in the men’s section of thrift stores. Old man cardigans always have pockets for candy or rubber bands, or whatever old men need to carry in their sweater pockets. My own grandfather put butterscotch and star mints in his. At his funeral a few years ago, I snuck a couple pieces of each into his casket.

Full of rejects from the garage sale, the big truck drives away. I stand alone in the driveway. The desire to wave good-bye hits me in the center of my chest, and I realize it’s not the stuff I’m going to miss, it’s my life.

Behind me, my grandparents’ house, the only home I’ve ever known, is an empty shell. Shadows of old frames and mirrors fill the walls, revealing the true colors of the Laura Ashley floral wallpaper my grandmother installed in the eighties. Sunlight faded carpet darkens where the sofa and Grandpa’s favorite recliner once sat. Upstairs, the bathroom sink still drips, unaware no one is here to curse at the incessant tap, tap, tap against the pink porcelain.

Let the new owners deal with the unreliable plumbing.

The closing is tomorrow. A new family will move in and fill this house with their own memories. I hope they replace the carpet—it’s seen some shit. Literally.

I’m alone.

Single.

No living family.

Can an adult be an orphan? Sure feels that way.

An orphan at twenty-seven. Too old for Daddy Warbucks to swoop in and adopt me into a life of wealth. No adorable mutt by my side to listen to my sad story.

I don’t even have cats.

The last pet I had was a depressed goldfish. He could barely muster up the interest to do laps around his bowl. I could totally relate to him feeling trapped, living a monotonous existence without purpose or passion.

My entire life has been spent in this faded upstate town, long past its prime. Whatever good or interesting that could happen here, already has. Tethered here by my family and small town expectations, I’ve tried to make the most of growing up in a place where success is an echo and hope is a memory.

Now there’s no reason to stay.

A strange sense of freedom expands my ribcage as I inhale the thick, humid air of the New York August day.

Now I can go anywhere. Adventure and the open road await.

Go west.

I stayed because of her.

Mom left once. Right out of high school. She packed up, impatient to put miles between her and this forgotten place. When she came home six months later, pregnant and married, her adventure became an example of why it’s better to accept our place in the world than expose ourselves to unknown disappointments.

At least that’s what the locals like to remind me.

The grass is never greener.

What about my father?

He followed her home and stayed. For a while.

Until he left in the middle of the night.

At first mom said he was away on a business trip.

Then the story changed to caring for a sick relative out of state.

Eventually, she told me the truth.

He’d been abducted.

By aliens.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.


Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Daisy's Love with Altitude latest small town, rom com series is set in Aspen, Colorado. Bewitched is a magical serial set in Salem, Massachusetts. Don't miss her standalone, Tinfoil Heart, a rom com about love, letting go, and little green men.

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Waiting On Wednesday (336) The California Dashwoods by Lisa Henry


Expected publication: May 1st 2018


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Make a new future. Choose your true family. Know your own heart.

When Elliott Dashwood’s father dies, leaving his family virtually penniless, it’s up to Elliott to do what he’s always done: be the responsible one. Now isn’t the right time for any added complications. So what the hell is he doing hooking up with Ned Ferrars? It’s just a fling, right?

Elliott tries to put it behind him when the family makes a fresh start in California, and if he secretly hopes to hear from Ned again, nobody else needs to know. While his mom is slowly coming to terms with her grief, teenage Greta is more vulnerable than she’s letting on, and Marianne—romantic, reckless Marianne—seems determined to throw herself headfirst into a risky love affair. And when Elliott discovers the secret Ned’s been keeping, he realizes that Marianne isn’t the only one pinning her hopes on a fantasy.

All the Dashwoods can tell you that feelings are messy and heartbreak hurts. But Elliott has to figure out if he can stop being the sensible one for once, and if he’s willing to risk his heart on his own romance.

A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

Hmm, this sounds like one of those books that could be either very bad, or very good. It's awfully short, too. I'm still willing to at least give it a chance.

What are you waiting on this week?
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Release Day - Tinfoil Heart by Daisy Prescott


Today I am sharing the release of  TINFOIL HEART by Daisy Prescott. Tinfoil Heart is a Romantic Comedy, standalone title. Check out the buy links below and a chance to win a signed paperback and a Tinfoil Heart box of fun!


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Tinfoil Heart by Daisy Prescott
Now Available!


Synopsis:

A new romantic comedy about love, letting go, and little green men from USA Today Bestselling author Daisy Prescott.

My father was abducted by aliens.

Or so I believed for the last eighteen years.

After my mother's death, I moved to Roswell, capital of all things alien. I’m going to find out the truth and nothing will stop me . . . except Boone Santos.

Compared to the intergalactic tinfoil hat brigade, he's a god amongst mere mortals. Too handsome for his own good (and mine), with a grumpy arrogance, and the most beautiful smile ever—he smashes my plan to pieces like a UFO crashing into the desert.

I need a tinfoil hat for my heart.

Do I believe in aliens? I’m not sure.

What do I believe? I’m not going to fall in love with Boone. Definitely not . . .

ADD IT TO GOODREADS


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AUTHOR INFORMATION:


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USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.


Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Daisy's Love with Altitude latest small town, rom com series is set in Aspen, Colorado. Bewitched is a magical serial set in Salem, Massachusetts. Don't miss her standalone, Tinfoil Heart, a rom com about love, letting go, and little green men.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter

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Review: Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon


Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon
Publication: April 23rd 2018 by Carina Press
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, leaving Carter to share a room with a stranger, but he can’t pass up a chance to meet his favorite author.

Carter’s roommate turns out to be John Knight, a figure as mysterious as any character from Vanessa’s books. His strange affect and nighttime wanderings make Carter suspicious. When a fellow traveler’s death sparks rumors of foul play, Carter is left wondering if there’s anyone on the tour he can trust.

Drawn into the intrigue, Carter searches for answers, trying to fend off his growing attraction toward John. As the unexplained tragedies continue, the whole tour must face the fact that there may be a murderer in their midst—but who?


I'm always excited to read a new Josh Lanyon book, so I was pleased to get approved for an arc of Murder Takes the High Road. This was another wonderful multi-layered mystery from this author. The story was filled with just the right amount of heat, humor, and murder to be very entertaining. I loved the old school feel of the murder mystery and I enjoyed Carter's amateur sleuthing.

The Scotland bus tour provided an intriguing setting and an endless list of suspects. The characters were nicely developed and very engaging. Some of them were likable, some not so much, but they sure were an interesting group!

I'm pretty sure the reason I've always enjoyed Lanyon's characters so much is because they tend to be a bit older and have already been through a lot. Their experiences brings a maturity to the relationship that is deep and meaningful. I quite enjoyed Carter. I liked how he was able to deal with his ex being on the tour, while simultaneously attempting to start something with John. But John I wasn't too sure about. I didn't get to know him well enough, but I think he proved his worth by the end of the book.

Murder Takes the High Road had everything that I love in a Josh Lanyon book! This was a highly anticipated book and it did not disappoint.

Next up for me is The Magician Murders, which I purchased from Amazon and have waiting for me on my Kindle.


An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 Stars
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Waiting On Wednesday (335) Ride On by Gwen Cole


Expected publication: May 22nd 2018 by Sky Pony Press


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The law can't help her. But one outlaw can.

In the near post-apocalyptic future, the skies are always gray and people are constantly searching for the sun. For teenage outlaw Seph, it’s the only world he’s ever known. With his horse, his favorite pistol, and his knowledge for survival passed down from his dead father, Seph knows it’s safer to be alone. But after a run-in with a local gang that call themselves the Lawmen, and having been wrongly accused of murder, Seph teams up with Avery—a determined girl whose twin brother has been taken by the same gang.

After living in a small, rundown town her whole life, Avery knows nothing of the Wild—the lands controlled by nobody where travel is risky. With Seph’s help, they track down her brother but quickly find the tables have turned and they are now the ones being hunted. With rumors of mysterious dangers to the south and a safe sanctuary to the west, they’ve only got one option, but getting there won’t be easy with the Lawmen on their trail. The only thing that matters in the Wild is how fast your trigger hand is, but Seph doesn’t know if his will be fast enough to save them all.

I have not been reading much YA for the past year, but this western is definitely something I am looking forward to reading. I have an arc that I'll hopefully get to read soon.

What are you waiting on this week?
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March 2018 Recap and April 2018 TBR


Better late than never! Welcome to another lovely edition of my monthly recap!!
I've been really happy with the amount of reading I'm doing. There are SO many books that I want to read, both old and new, so it's good to have the time to get to them.

I really, really shouldn't stay up late reading every night, but it's so addicting! And I just HAVE to keep reading and find out what happens! All of this reading is keeping me away from my sewing room, and since that is my job, I really need to work more work into my schedule.

I've also been wanting to redo my blog. I still haven't brought my old posts up to date after losing Photobucket. But reading is taking priority right now.

Read in March 2018



Everything I Know by Josh Lanyon
The Heir Apparent by Tere Michaels
Get a Grip (Bluewater Bay #19) by L.A. Witt



Hide And Keep (Boys of Lake Cliff #1) by K. Sterling
Safe And Sound (Boys of Lake Cliff #2) by K. Sterling
Spark And Flame (Boys of Lake Cliff #3) by K. Sterling



Dine & Dash (Cut & Run #5.5) by Abigail Roux
When I Say When by Tia Fielding
Sightings by Kari Gregg



The Mermaid Murders (The Art of Murder #1) by Josh Lanyon
The Monet Murders (The Art of Murder #2) by Josh Lanyon
Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon



Why Love Matters by Jay Northcote
Coming Home by Jay Northcote
Twisted and Tied (Marshals #4) by Mary Calmes



In The Kill (Lavender #1) by K. Sterling
Blended Whiskey (Agents Irish and Whiskey #4.5) by Layla Reyne
Personal Relations by Anna Butler



Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon
Three Player Game (Bluewater Bay #20) by Jaime Samms
How the Cookie Crumbles (Bluewater Bay #12) by Jaime Samms



April 2018 TBR







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