Review: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Ha! Book Review #2 for this blog! Go me!

Any hubblebubble, Evelyn James contacted me over the weekend and asked me to review her short romance story. I was like, ‘Hell yeah! Love romance! Love short stories (because sometimes that is all I have time to read, and really short stories need just as much love as full length novels, right? Right!) *Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Crazy little thing called love

Blurb:

Crazy Little Thing Called Love is a hysterical, romantic romp with a lot of spunk! Sparks fly when club promoter Marli Johnson’s late night antics bring her furious, but oh-so-good-looking neighbor to her door! Hot Shot, as she calls him, can’t stand her silly attitude and ridiculous shenanigans. That is until Hurricane Elyse hits, forcing Marli into Hot Shot’s living room for shelter. Will either of them survive the next few days? Who will come out alive? And who will come out in love?
The first novella in the Crazy Little Thing series, this hilarious romantic comedy is full of funny moments, romantic sizzle and moving heart-to-hearts scenes. The perfect answer to the chick lit reader who loves a dose of feel-good humor weaved into every sexy love story! Don’t miss this little delight of a romantic comedy!

My Thoughts:

This was a cute, fun, and sweet romance. Marli is a club promoter. Jared is a stock broker. Marli leads more of a wild lifestyle, Jared doesn’t. Both believe they know how the other thinks and lives. Marli’s apartment floods and Jared offers her shelter. The chemistry between them is hot, but both are scared of spark between them.

I loved the way this started. I was giggling up a storm. I really liked Mr. Hot Shot a.k.a. Jared. I was on the fence about Marli. I felt like she needed to grow up a bit more. She came off a bit childish.  There were a few kisses between the two, but that’s as far as the action went. With the kind of sexual energy between the two of them, you’d think they’d be at it all the time.

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars.

Link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KUZ792W/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

 

Cover Reveal & Excerpt

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An Author’s Assistant

By: S.J. McMillan

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“Okay, Angie, so don’t get pissed at me for what I’m about to tell you,” my employer and best friend, Chloe, said as I sat next to her. Here we were, sitting in the middle of a massively busy bookstore with a line of people in front of us here to meet her and have her sign their books, and she wants to tell me something that might get me riled up? Not cool, Chloe, not cool. I turned to her and raised a brow in question.

“I was only trying to do something nice for you, since you’re such an amazing assistant and have always been such an awesome friend,” Chloe continued. She paused for a minute while she signed a book, chatted with the fan, and took a picture with them. She turned back to me, guilt written all over her face.

“Oh good grief, Chloe, just spill it. What did you do?” I was growing increasingly antsy at her hesitance.

“I signed you up for one of those dating sites,” Chloe admitted. She placed her hands on the table and dropped her head into them. I knew I had the look of a crazy woman. I’m pretty sure my eyes looked like they were going to bulge out of their sockets.

“You did what?” I wasn’t mad. I was in shock. I should have known she would eventually try something like this, just not without my permission.

 

Links will be posted Friday! Can’t wait until Friday? Try reading ‘Lillian’s Christmas Surprise’ by S.J. McMillan. It’s only $.99! Please be sure to leave a review. Thanks!

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Blog Hop!

A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in a blog hop by the lovely and talented A.M. Buxton. A blog hop bounces from author to author and grills us on a few questions. So, lets get down to business, shall we…

 

What are you working on right now?

I have several projects going at the moment. I’m working on the final book for my City of the Gods trilogy. I’m about a third of the way through it. I also have a short romance I’m writing. Once it is finished I plan to self publish it. It will be my first encounter with self publishing. I’m really excited about it. And last, but certainly not least, I’m working a children’s book about my childhood cat. I’m working with a very talented illustrator on it, so I’ll let you know when to keep your eyes peeled for its release.

 

How do these projects differ from the other works in their genres?

City of the Gods is a trilogy. It follows a group of people as they try to bring down an evil priest. They have powers and immortality, but they also have a direct line to their Gods. They also live fairly normal lives. There aren’t any vampires or werewolves (not hating on them, because I love those kinds of books).

I started writing the short romance for a friend of mine. She came up with the character names, I came up with the story line. She is anxiously waiting for me to finish the story.

I’ve been wanting to write a children’s book for a while, but never knew what to write about. Then my dad turns to me one day and says he is surprised that I haven’t written a book about my childhood cat Scooter. I was like, ‘You are absolutely right Dad. I should write about Scooter.’ I loved that cat to pieces. Unfortunately Scooter is no longer with us, but will live on the kids books I write about him.

 

Why do you write what you do?

Because I’m pretty sure I would suck at writing anything else, especially anything historical. One day I may branch out of my comfort zone and try something different, but for now I like writing urban fantasy, romance, and kids books. 

 

What’s the hardest part about writing?

For me, it’s finding the time to write when I have the inspiration to write. Most of the time inspiration hits me in the middle of the night. That was fine when I was younger, didn’t have to be at work in the morning, and didn’t have kids to get up and out the door. Now I make myself write in the afternoons if I don’t have something else to attend to, or after the kids go to bed. One day I’ll be able to go back to writing until the wee hours of the morning, but for now I’m content to spend time with my family and write when I find the time.

And there you have it. My little stop on this blog hop has come to an end. Unfortunately, my part ends here. I couldn’t find another blogger to volunteer for the hop, but you can go back and check out some of the other authors that were involved. Here are just a few:

A.M. Buxton

Tierney James http://www.ptierneyjames.blogspot.com/

Susan Keene http://www.musingsbysusankeene.blogspot.com/  (I just reviewed Susan’s children’s book too.)

Thanks for stopping by and checking in. While you’re here take a look back at the previous posts. You might be glad you did.