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BOOK REVIEW- WATERSMEET BY RACHEL COTTERILL

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Book Description
Publication Date: December 25, 2014
When a stranger tells her she’s a mage, Ailith is intrigued but she’s also afraid. Magic is heresy, and heresy means death under the Temple Law. Even literacy is suspect in a girl of her background, and her sister’s impending wedding only serves as a reminder that she should be focusing on her future. Then a local priest asks her to rescue his son, and she starts to wonder if her talents could be a blessing, after all.

The Lord Baron of Watersmeet, Leofwin isn’t accustomed to welcoming uninvited visitors. A commoner turning up at his gates should be no more than a minor footnote to his day, but something about Ailith catches his attention. Alchemy can be lonely work and an apprentice might be just what he needs.

As their lessons grow into shared experiments, Leofwin wonders if he might even trust her with his greatest challenge. But Ailith can’t forget why she came to the castle.

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I was given a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review, all opinions are my own.

WATERSMEET has great world building, a great storyline, and well-developed characters. Ailith is a potter’s daughter, and when she accidentally makes a green glaze that when applied  to the pots and when they fired, the pot will not break where the glaze is applied.  Ailith goes to Watersmeet to apprentice under Leofwin, The Lord Baron of Watersmeet. Here she learns to control her magic and finds out secrets about Watersmeet that could cost him his life. I loved this book with its many intriguing aspect of magic and Alchemy. I recommend this book to everyone who loves a good tale. I give WATERSMEET 5/ 5 STARS. 

 

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THIS IS FOR ALL THE BOOKAHOLICS OUT THERE.

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I am definitely a bookaholic. I have no hankering to recover from it. Just give me more books and I will be Happy.

 

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ANDREA LAURENCE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE RELEASE “FACING THE MUSIC” & Kindle Fire giveaway (via Rafflecopter).

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Book Information

Book: Facing The Music
Author: Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Next week, award winning author Andrea Laurence celebrates the release of her contemporary romance Facing the Music. Featuring a pop star princess and an ex-football star, this is a reunited lovers book with a southern twist.

To celebrate the release, Andrea is hosting a Kindle Fire giveaway (via Rafflecopter).

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Excerpt

Ivy pressed her hands against Blake’s shoulders, pushing him gently until he was lying back on the blanket.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“Whatever I want to.”

Blake arched his eyebrow at her, but he didn’t complain. He held perfectly still as her nimble fingers moved down the front of his shirt, undoing each button and exposing the expanse of skin beneath it. Her palms ran over his skin, relishing the feel of his chest hair tickling her hands. She leaned forward, letting her tongue glide along his collarbone, and then she crept down his body to the button of his jeans.

“Your hair tickles,” he said.

Ivy gathered up the long, wavy strands of her hair into one hand and swept them over her shoulder. “Do you want me to stop?”

Not on your life,” he said between tightly gritted teeth as her fingertips brushed the edge of his waistband.

“That’s what I thought,” she said with a smile. “Now, stop complaining.”

Ivy settled between his legs, resting on her knees as she unbuttoned his jeans. She tugged at his back pockets, pulling his jeans down the length of his legs and throwing them out of her way. She moved back over him doing the same with his underwear, which thankfully, this time, were a pair of charcoal-gray boxers. They slid easily out of her way, leaving nothing between her and her goal.

She leisurely traveled back up his legs. Her fingertips gently brushed along the puckered pink scars of his calf and across his kneecap. By the time she reached his upper thigh, he was nearly trembling. Ivy wasn’t sure if it was with anticipation, emotion, or pain.

His hand reached out and snatched her wrist as she moved higher. “This hardly seems fair,” he said. “You’re wearing entirely too much clothing for me to be wearing so little.”

“Who’s doing this? You or me?”

Blake acquiesced and released her hand. He crossed his arms behind his head, giving himself an excellent vantage point for overseeing her activities. “You are, ma’am.”

“That’s right. Now are you going to keep critiquing everything I do, or do I need to put something in your mouth to shut you up?”

A wicked grin crossed Blake’s face as he looked at her. “May I offer a suggestion?”

“I have several ideas of my own,” she said.

Buy Links

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AndreaLaurence

Author Biography

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own “happily ever after” with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody’s business.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://andrealaurence.com
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5398672.Andrea_Laurence

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BLOGGING ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES

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Book Description

Publication Date: July 31, 2012 | ISBN-10: 1118299442 | ISBN-13: 978-1118299449 | Edition: 2
A complete update to the ultimate reference guide on blogging basics!The increase in the number of blogs is seemingly endless and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, thanks in part to the rise of smartphones, tablets, and blogging applications. With this kind of popularity, how can a blogger stand out from the rest of the masses? This all-in-one guide is packed with detailed information and advice that helps you create and solidify your place in the blogosphere. You’ll learn how to get started, use blogging tools, collaborate with other bloggers, become a part of mobile blogging, and much more.

  • Covers getting started, working with blogging software, other tools, blog marketing, microblogging (including Twitter), making money with your blog, and corporate and niche blogging
  • Helps new bloggers become active and productive members of the blogging community
  • Provides vital information for both hobby bloggers and those who want to build a career around blogging

Blogging All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition cuts through the clutter and offers you a fun and friendly reference guide to starting and maintaining a successful blog.

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This is a great book for beginners, it is laid out in an easy format. It is also easy on the checkbook, because you don’t have to buy all eight books individually. That is a big savings. You can actually start with whichever book you want, because they are individual books. I didn’t even know they had something called niche blogging before I read this book. This is definitely worth reading. I give this Blogging All-in-One For Dummies a 5/ 5 stars.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM US AT BOOK JUNKIEZ

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