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Twins and… Series Review

banana - Twins and... Series Review Objects of Attraction
The Objects of Attraction
Penelope Bloom
Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Humour
four star - Twins and... Series Review

This 6-book collection includes:
Book 1: His Banana - My new boss likes rules, but there's one nobody dares to break...
No touching his banana.
Seriously. The guy is like a potassium addict.
Of course, I touched it.
If you want to get technical, I actually put it in my mouth.
I chewed it up, too... I even swallowed.
I know. Bad, bad, girl.
Then I saw him, and believe it or not, choking on a guy's banana does not make the best first impression.
*His Banana now includes a never-before-published bonus scene to conclude the book.

Book 2: Her Cherry (Top 10 Amazon Bestseller) - How’d I meet her?
Well, a gentleman never brags.
Thankfully, I’m no gentleman.
First, I paid for her cherry (pie, but that’s not the point),
Next, I deflowered her.
After that? I left my business card and walked out like I owned the place.
Yeah, you could say we hit it off.
*Her Cherry now includes a never-before-published bonus scene to conclude the book.

Book 3: His Treat (top 10 Amazon Bestseller) - Having a hot boss isn’t complicated or confusing at all,
Said no one ever…
But all I have to do is resist for a few months.
Come January, I’m flying to Paris to chase my dream of being an artist,
Too bad I can’t have my treat and eat it, too.

Book 4: His Package (top 10 Amazon Bestseller) - His package ended up inside my box.
Calm down, perv. My mailbox.
As soon as I saw what was inside,
I knew two things:
It belonged to my hot neighbor, and he had a dirty secret.

Book 5: Her Secret (top 40 Amazon Bestseller) - I’ll admit it. I messed up.
Mistake #1: Asking Peter Barnidge for a job.
Mistake #2: Accepting his offer instead of throwing it in his face like I planned.
Mistake #3: In the interest of stopping before #99, I’ll pretend the only other mistake was withholding one, tiny little nugget of truth during my interview.

Book 6: Her Bush (top 40 Amazon Bestseller) - Everything went wrong when I trimmed his bush.
And no, it’s not what you’re thinking. I’m a professional.
The client hired me to trim a bush in his garden for a party.
I accidentally turned it into something that rhymes with “a big rock and walls”.
Imagine my surprise when the art world decides it’s a masterpiece.

Book 7: Grammy's Story (brand new novella only available in this bundle) - She's kept quiet about the story of her first love for years. But when the opportunity to recount every hilarious, graphic detail of their love to William, Hailey, Bruce, and Natasha comes up, she can't resist. Grammy's story is a quick but sweet and funny story about how she met her first love when she was eighteen and had just moved to Manhattan.

If you love hilariously heartfelt stories with just the right amount of swoon and a little dose of ridiculous for good measure, then clear your calendar. Once you dive in, it's going to be days before you come up for air from this bundle. Scroll up and one-click now!

Series of 6 books on KU.

All books revolve around a set of characters that, end up at least, knowing each other and becoming friends.

We start with non-identical identical twins. They are identical in height and immediate appearance, but their characters are quite different as is their clothes and hair styling. But they work together in the media organisation they have built from scratch and have become multi-millionaires. And basically have more money than they know what to do with, as a result, the chaos twin spends it on weird and wonderful projects – but that is his secret skill set – wild and wacky ideas that become money makers.

Book 2 is the OCD twin with a banana fixation and who marries a clumsy journalist; book 2 is the chaos twin with a small case of kleptomania and who marries a baker. Book 3 is the baker’s assistant who takes over her firm and so on.

These are all straight forward rom-com trope stories with lots of humour, light-hearted and easy reading. And there seems to be a fixation with butts…

And I have just read the next book in the series about the OCD twin’s son – and yes there is a banana here too. Same fun style.

Ps the next series also on KU is about the children of these first pairings

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What happens at Winter’s height

Solstice Surrender
Short Paranormals Series #1
Tracy Cooper-Posey
fantasy, erotic, romance, witch
Tracy Cooper-Posey
(14 Oct. 2012)
four star - What happens at Winter's height

A man of mysterious powers. A woman who fights her destiny. On mid-winter’s eve she must decide. When her SIA partner and lover is killed on assignment, Jenna hides away in Banff, Canada for the Christmas season to lick her wounds in private. When she forces a rude stranger to dump coffee in his own lap just by thinking about it, Jenna is tipped into a shadowy world hidden to most humans. Rhys Cellyn knows that dangerous, powerful world intimately. He helps Jenna avoid the many enemies who now want her for her fast-developing powers, while Jenna struggles to accept the truth about her true fate, her growing feelings for Rhys and their twined destinies. Time is against her, for she must make a choice and the future of the world is at stake…if she can only keep Rhys and herself alive until the moment of the winter solstice. ___________ Solstice Surrender was first published as a novella included in the Winter Warriors anthology, then re-released in December 2009 by Ellora’s Cave as a ebook-only single title novella. It has now been extended and re-edited, and repackaged with new front and end matter, and re-released as the Author’s Edition. The additional text has lengthened the story enough to also allow a print edition to be released. Warning: This book is an erotic paranormal romance. It contains frequent graphic sexual scenes and sexual language. Do not proceed if sexy heroes receiving their due reward offends you. Lots of bad guys were harmed during the making of this novel.

A short story or novella with an a witch coming into her power unexpectedly and rather late in life.

To be saved by the proverbial hero and fated mate, who is also hunky etc etc.

A fantasy story with goodies and baddies and…

The winter solstice occurs in December, and in the northern hemisphere the date marks the 24-hour period with the fewest daylight hours of the year. That is why it is known as the shortest day of the year, or the longest night of the year.

The term ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin word ‘solstitium’, meaning ‘Sun standing still’. On this day the Sun seems to stand still at the Tropic of Capricorn and then reverses its direction as it reaches its southernmost position as seen from the Earth.

Pagan and druid communities, celebrate the first sunrise after the astronomical event and the winter solstice festival Saturnalia began on December 17 and lasted for seven days in Ancient Rome.

These Saturnalian banquets were held from as far back as around 217 BCE to honour Saturn, the father of the gods.

See also:

Yalda or Shab-e Chelleh (‘night of forty’) which is an Iranian festival celebrated on the “longest and darkest night of the year,” i.e. the night of the Northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice.

Every year, on the date of the Winter solstice, Iranians celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness on Yalda Night.

Ancient Iranians believed that the dawning of each year is marked with the re-emergence or rebirth of the sun, an event which falls on the first day of the month of Dey in the Iranian calendar (December 21).

On this day, the sun was salvaged from the claws of the devil, which is represented by darkness, and gradually spread its rays all over the world to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. 

And then there is:

The Feast of Juul (where we get the term ‘Yule’ from at this time of year) was a pre-Christian festival observed in Scandinavia at the time of the December solstice.

People would light fires to symbolise the heat and light of the returning sun and a Juul (or Yule) log was brought in and dropped in the hearth as a tribute the Norse god Thor.

So basically, a time for celebration for the returning of the light from the dark and good from evil in many cultures and thus a symbolic time for this storyline.

A fairly normal storyline but nicely done and easy to read, with some extra elements.

Author Bio

I have been writing and publishing romances since 1999 when I sold my first two books in the same week (after six years of flogging my work to editors who didn’t recognize the staggering genius within).  Many of the books I’ve released so far have been romantic suspense.  I’ve also squeezed in the odd contemporary and historical romance or two.  I also write erotic paranormal and erotic urban fantasy romances. Just lately, I’ve been trying my hand at my very favorite — science fiction romance.

On March 8, 2011, I went indie.  After thirty-five novels published with legacy publishers, I turned to self-publishing, and released the paranormal/urban fantasy romance, Blood Knot.

In the future, I will write a lot more science fiction romances, as well as paranormal romances and urban fantasy romances, and quite a few more romantic suspense novels. I really hope you’ll come along for the ride.


If you like audio and/or video documentaries, then you may like to listen to the podcasts I have been interviewed for.  They are mostly writing related, but I do spend some time in each of them talking about me and my writing…and you get to see/hear what I look/sound like.  🙂  

Click here for a list of podcasts.


When I tell people I’ve been writing since I was 14 they tend to look at me a little oddly, but it’s quite true. I fell in love with Harrison Ford and Star Wars at the exact same moment, and wrote the unofficial sequel in the following year. Of course, I had Han Solo and Leia falling in love long before the sequel came along, and in much more satisfying fashion than George Lucas ever managed.

What I didn’t realize at the time, and not for another twenty years or so, was that I had been writing fanfic, possibly the first of its kind.

On a completely off-topic side-note, I used to lie awake at night, listening to the Star Wars soundtrack on my record player, and re-playing the movie in my head, fantasizing about how wonderful it would be to somehow be able to play the movie at home, whenever I wanted. Eight years later I saw my first Beta cassette player. It was the size of a small suitcase and weighed 45 pounds. A few years after that I got to buy my first VHS movie – Star Wars. That was a reflective moment in my life.

However, while things have clearly changed over the years since my first bad attempt at getting a hero and heroine together on paper, two things have not. I’m still writing romances, and I’m still throwing my hero and heroine through a fair imitation of hell while they’re sorting their feelings for each other out — the essence of romantic suspense.

But hey, here’s the boring stuff:  I’m Australian, although I live in Canada. I still have the accent, although I’ve been here almost two decades now. And I still have trouble remembering it’s a hood, not a bonnet and stuff like that — you’d be amazed how hard-wired culture really is. It calcifies internally, I think. But the mountains here are stupendous, so I think I’ll stick around. Besides, my husband is kinda cute. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention? I met him on the Internet back when it was a few HTML pages and a couple of bulletin boards or two, and me and the kids (three of us) packed up and moved here.

The kids are no longer really kids any more. They’re both taller than me now, but I didn’t say that aloud, okay? I’d still like them to think I’m the boss for a while longer, at least.

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24 hours of short stories

24 - 24 hours of short stories The 24-Hour Café ,
Libby Page
General Fiction (Adult), Women's Fiction
Orion Publishing Group
Pub Date 23 Jan 2020
five star - 24 hours of short stories

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lido comes a story of friendship, belonging and never giving up on your dreams Welcome to the café that never sleeps. Day and night, Stella's Café opens its doors to the lonely and the lost, the morning people and the night owls. It's a place where everyone is always welcome, where life can wait at the door. Meet Hannah and Mona: best friends, waitresses, dreamers. They love working at Stella's - the different people they meet, the small kindnesses exchanged. But is it time to step outside and make their own way in life? Come inside and spend twenty-four hours at Stella's Café, where one day might just be enough to change your life . . .

This author is becoming a master story teller – especially of short – micro – stories.

The device used in this book is 24 hours in a cafe open for 24 hours. Within these 24 hours we read about the lives of the people who come to drink and eat there. Each person has story to tell whether it is about friendship, love, loss or even London and what it means to them. Woven through their stories is the major story about friendship and careers and London living for young women.

London is a place where you can wear anything you like, and be whoever you want without judgement.  The author says this but I have heard it myself from other young women who have some to London from more restrictive places, places perhaps where what you wear is noted and commented on, and who you are and what your sexuality is is restricted. No-one worries in London. People perhaps are too busy or too self-absorbed or too uncaring some would say. Others would say, London is free and permissive and allows people to expand and become who they were meant to be.

All this is noted in the micro stories told within these 24 hours.

A wonderful and masterful book.

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