Thank you for having me here today!
Now that summer is upon us I am thinking about what books to read when lying beside the pool in the hot sun.
I could get some new books or I could go with a few of my favorites and re-read them as I love them. What to do? What to do? J
Are you wondering what my favorites are? Okay, let me tell you what they are and then we can decide together if I should re-read them or go with something new J
#1 on the list is Can you keep a secret? by Sophie Kinsella. Oh my this is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read.
I guarantee this book is hysterical and the part about her co-worker’s plant … I laughed so hard I cried. Hmmmm I may have to re-read this one.
From back of the book:
Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company's elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her...
#2 Next up is Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson
This is such a cute story. It has everything from magic, fairies, toads and romance. I love the premise of this story and the humor contained in it J
It’s the first in a series but by far the best one. I loved this book. I may have to re-read this again J
Back of the book:
DON’T MESS WITH HEXES
Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she’s a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn’t help.
Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie’s ordinariness is an asset. Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor’s contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed.
She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra-powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it’s up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and–hopefully–live happily ever after.
#3 is Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
This book was hysterical. It’s about a girl who comes across a powerful magic book and ends up having to learn about witchcraft from her new cat. The cat is an incredibly funny character! This is definitely one of my favorites as it has all the pieces of a great summer read: witchcraft, characters to laugh with and a handsome wizard!
Back of the book:
Which is more unlikely? Meeting a single, straight, reasonably attractive, willing-to-commit man? Or discovering a secret cache of magic books?
For good girl Jane Madison, neither has a shot in hell of coming true--until the day she finds a hidden room....Now she's done a bit of experimenting and found a spell that makes her irresistible to men--even those who have previously ignored her. And another that turns a cat into her witch's familiar (a snarky, critical, self-absorbed man--pretty much a typical male).
Though her impulsive acts of magic have brought a warder (sexy, grouchy, elusive and determined to stop her from using magic) down on her, Jane's not willing to let go of this fantastic new life.
Though she wonders about having things that aren't "real," she's having too much fun to stop. After all, no one ever said being a witch was easy....
There you have it three great summer reads! I do believe I will re-read these this summer! All are perfect for those lazy summer days!
Angela Scavone is the author of two Soulmate novels, Love by the book and A Journey Home. Her Latest novel Celebrity Status is now available from Pearman Literary Publishers on Amazon.
Famous Hollywood actress, Elizabeth Stanfield, has a glamorous lifestyle with a lavish house, glittery parties, a people magazine's fifty most beautiful people fiance and best friend Billy Stone - Famous actor, producer and secret organized crime enforcer.
Everything is not as it seems...Elizabeth's fiance cheats on her, a studio head and director are hell bent on making her life miserable and it gets harder to keep her secrets protected.
The only good thing in her life is Billy, their budding romance, and connections that give them freedom to do whatever they want in Hollywood. Will their connections be enough to keep their secrets hidden and Celebrity Status safe or are they doomed to be torn down?
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Date Published: May 9 2018
Famous Hollywood actress, Elizabeth Stanfield, has a glamorous lifestyle with a lavish house, glittery parties, a people magazine's fifty most beautiful people fiancé and best friend Billy Stone - Famous actor, producer and secret organized crime enforcer.
Everything is not as it seems...Elizabeth's fiancé cheats on her, a studio head and director are hell bent on making her life miserable and it gets harder to keep her secrets protected.
The only good thing in her life is Billy, their budding romance, and connections that give them freedom to do whatever they want in Hollywood.
Will their connections be enough to keep their secrets hidden and Celebrity Status safe or are they doomed to be torn down?
“So, Mr. Stone.” I seductively moved towards him. “When do you have to be back on set?” I stood in front of him.
“Well, Miss. Stanfield.” Taking a cue from me, he put his hands on my hips and began to pull me towards him. “I don’t have to be back there for another hour.”
“Really?” I allowed myself to be pulled forward. Putting a knee on the couch on either side of his hips, I straddled him and sat on his lap. “Neither do I.”
With my hands on either side of his face, I bent down and kissed him. He pulled me closer and began undoing my blouse, slowly, one agonizing button at a time.
As I kissed him, I started to work on the button of his pants. Once I got that opened, I pulled my shirt off to speed up the process.
“A little impatient?” He laughed as I pulled his shirt over his head.
“Uh, yeah, we only have an hour.”
“Elizabeth, trust me, that’s plenty of time.”
I began kissing his neck. I could feel his arm muscles tighten as he began work the back clasp of my bra.
I moved from his neck, to his shoulder, to his collarbone, and then down to his chest. I was continuing my descent when there was a knock on the trailer door.
“Go away,” Billy commanded to the intruder.
“Billy, we need to talk.” Sonny’s voice came from the other side.
Without hesitation, I continued my journey down to his stomach as I slid off him and knelt on the floor between his knees.
“Not now, Sonny.” Billy took in a sharp breath as I circled his belly button.
“I’m not asking again.” Sonny sounded angry. “I need to speak with you and Elizabeth now. I do not like to be kept waiting.”
“Oh, for God’s sake,” I said, extremely irritated, and stood up. I quickly threw on my blouse and began buttoning it up as I opened the door.
“What do you want?” I asked angrily.
Behind me Billy was buttoning up his pants and trying to find his shirt.
“Oh God,” Sonny exclaimed as he walked in. “Is this what I have to watch out for every time I come to see you guys?”
“Well, if you had listened to Billy and left us alone, you wouldn’t be witnessing this, would you?”
“What are you doing?” Sonny ignored my snarky comment and asked Billy.
“I can’t find my shirt.”
I looked around and it was on the opposite side of the trailer on the floor. I must have really flung it when I took it off him.
“It’s over there.” Sonny pointed it out.
Billy looked to where it was but didn’t move from the couch. “It’s okay, I don’t really need it right now,” he said as he crossed his legs.
“Oh God,” Sonny repeated. “I don’t know if I can handle this.”
I laughed at Sonny’s discomfort and threw Billy his shirt.
“So?” I said to Sonny. “What was so urgent that you had to bust in here?”
“We have a problem.”
“Yes, I know,” I sarcastically answered. “We now only have forty-five minutes until we are due back on set and I should be underneath Billy by now.”
Sonny made a face.
About the Author
Angela Scavone is the author of two Soulmate novels, Love by the book and A Journey Home. As well as, a contributing author to the Christmas anthology, ‘A Soulmate for Christmas’. Her latest novel Celebrity Status is now available from Pearman Literary Publishers on Amazon. She lives in Ontario, Canada sharing her home with her father and much-loved trio of pups. Apart from her avid love of story telling, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends and concoct dairy free recipes from scratch. Sometimes she wins and sometimes she loses – tofu, banana and peanut butter pudding we are looking at you