Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sophia Rose reviews: Mindful Willpower: Powerful Mindful Practices to Increase Self-Control, Get Motivated, and Build Good Habits by Samara Serotkin, PsyD

Happy Tuesday, what better way to start the day than with a self help review from Sophia Rose. See why she recommends this helpful book.

Mindful Willpower: Powerful Mindfulness Practices to Increase Self-Control, Get Motivated, and Build Good Habits by Samara Serotkin, PsyD

Self Help, Health

Publisher:  Rockridge Press

Published:  12.22.20

Page:  147

Rating: 5

Format: eARC

Source:  Callisto Publishing

Sellers:  Amazon

Add To: GoodReads

GoodReads Blurb:

Find the strength to achieve your goals—strategies for building willpower with mindfulness

It’s not easy to make big, lasting changes to your habits, but Mindful Willpower can show you the way. This simple, actionable guide will help you reclaim your sense of self-control with practices based on mindfulness—the act of fully experiencing just one moment at a time. Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, save money, get organized, reduce your screen time, or anything else that takes a bit of mental fortitude, you’ll find the tools you need to clear space in your mind and commit to success in this book.

Develop your willpower gradually and sustainably with:

Healthy habits—Explore a variety of exercises for using mindfulness meditations to disengage from bad habits, replace them with better ones, and stay focused on the lasting changes you want to make in your life.
Fast and easy techniques—Practice quick, mindset-altering exercises for controlling impulses, managing procrastination, delaying gratification, and more that you can use no matter where you are.
Research-based advice—Discover a concise overview of the psychology and science behind willpower, so you can understand exactly how and why these strategies work.

Get focused, build better habits, and increase your self-control with Mindful Willpower.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Review The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

 Happy Monday today I'm so happy to be bringing you my review of The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris. Back in December I did a showcase and giveaway and I can't wait to see what my pal Sophia Rose, who won the copy, thinks of this novel. Those of you who love Brit-Lit don't walk run to collect your copy and those who love an interesting cover well need I say more.
Thanks to Gallery Books a division of Simon and Schuster for the review copy.

ISBN-13: 978-1982126896
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books
Release Date: 11-3-2020
Length: 336pp
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound



“Moving.” —Booklist (starred review)

At Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World, where the animals never age but time takes its toll, one woman must find the courage to overcome the greatest loss of her life.

Four years after her husband Richard’s death, Cate Morris is let go from her teaching job and unable to pay rent on the London flat she shares with her son, Leo. With nowhere else to turn, they pack up and venture to Richard’s ancestral Victorian museum in the small town of Crouch-on-Sea.

Despite growing pains and a grouchy caretaker, Cate begins to fall in love with the quirky taxidermy exhibits and sprawling grounds, and she makes it her mission to revive them. But threats from both inside and outside the museum derail her plans and send her spiraling into self-doubt.

As Cate becomes more invested in Hatters, she must finally confront the reality of Richard’s death—and the role she played in it—in order to reimagine her future. Perfect for fans of Katherine Center and Evvie Drake Starts Over.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Showcase: Truth Lies and Second Dates MaryJanice Davidson St. Martin's Press

Today I'm showcasing Truth Lies and Second Dates by MaryJanice Davidson a recent release from St. Martin's Press

ISBN-13: 9781250053176
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 12-15-2020
Length: 320pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound



Truth, Lies, and Second Dates is a sweet and sassy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson.

Captain Ava Capp has been flying from her past for a decade. She’d much rather leave it, and her home state, behind forever. But when she finds herself back in Minnesota, against her better judgment, everything goes sideways in a way she never expected it to.

M.E. Dr. Tom Baker has never forgotten Ava and the cold case she ran away from. When she shows up unexpectedly in town, in spite of himself, sparks fly. Which is terrible because he can’t stop his growing attraction to her. Can these two Type-A’s let their guards down and work together to put Ava’s tragic past behind her for good? And keep their hands off each other at the same time?

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews: Taken in Nuala by Harriet Steel

Today Sophia Rose is back to review a WWII historical mystery

Taken in Nuala by Harriet Steel

#8 Inspector de Silva Mystery

Historical Mystery

Publisher:  Self

Published: 4.18.20

Pages:  224


Rating: 4

Format: ebook

Source:  borrowed

Sellers:  Amazon

Add To: GoodReads



When an American millionaire and his glamorous daughter visit Nuala, the splendour they bring to the town’s high society is soon tragically tarnished by a vicious crime.

With many avenues of inquiry to follow, including the involvement of a mysterious fortune teller, Inspector de Silva will need all his resources to unravel the evidence and avert further disaster.

A gripping mystery with lots of twists and turns set in the colourful and fascinating world of 1930s Ceylon.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Showcase: Up the Creek by Alissa Grosso Banner a Partners in Crime virtual blog tour

Up the Creek by Alissa Grosso Banner



Up the Creek

by Alissa Grosso

January 11 - March 12, 2021 Tour


Up the Creek by Alissa Grosso

An unsolved murder. Disturbing dreams. A missing child.

Caitlin Walker hasn't had a dream in nine years. But now nightmares torture her son Adam and awaken in Caitlin buried memories and a dark secret. Her husband Lance has a secret of his own, one that his son's nightmares threaten to reveal.

In Culver Creek newly hired detective Sage Dorian works to unravel the small town's notorious cold case, the grisly murder of a young girl.

How are Caitlin and Lance connected to the horrific crime? And how far will they go to make sure their secrets stay hidden? Find out in this riveting thriller.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery Thriller
Published by: Glitter Pigeon Press
Publication Date: January 12, 2021
Number of Pages: 356
ISBN: 9781949852080
Series: Culver Creek Series, Book 1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Showcase Boone: Eternity Springs: Emily March St. Martin's Press

Today I'm showcasing Emily March's latest Eternity Spring novel, Boone. 

ISBN-13: 9781250314956
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: 12-29-2020
Length: 304pp
Eternity Springs #18: The McBrides of Texas #3
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound



In Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas, New York Times bestselling author Emily March presents a brand new arc set in the Lone Star State that features a family-linked trilogy within the author's romantic series.

With his smooth talk, rugged good looks, and deep pockets, native Texan Boone McBride appears to be a man who has it all. Few people know about the heartbreak behind his decision to leave home, family, and career for the isolation of a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Luckily, time and life in Eternity Springs has worked its healing magic upon his wounded soul, so when he meets obviously troubled Hannah Dupree, Boone sees a chance to pay his good fortune forward. The last thing he anticipates is tumbling into love.

Tragedy has taken everything Hannah loves, and her will to keep going is failing. So when Boone strides into her life determined to save her, it’s easier to go along with him than to resist. Soon she is drawn into the fabric of life in Eternity Springs, and as her spirit begins to heal, her strength returns, and she’s able to go toe-to-toe with this hardheaded, big-hearted Texan. But just when love blooms and happiness is within their grasp, shadows from the past threaten. Hannah and Boone must stand strong and united in order to defeat old ghosts—if they are to create a brand-new life together.

Monday, January 11, 2021

#MacmillanAudio Review: The Awakening by Nora Roberts

There is no author who can tell a story like Nora Roberts and her new epic fantasy trilogy's debut is a testament to that. 

ISBN-13:  9781250770301
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 11-24-2020
Length: 15hrs-27mins
Source: Publisher for Review
The Dragon Heart Legacy #1
Buy It: Audible



#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts begins a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magick in The Awakening.

In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword—representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own…

When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars.

This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldn’t have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying Come home, Breen Siobhan. It’s time you came home. Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies—through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny…