By Toni Aleo | Writing As T.Aleo
Release Date: 27/06/16
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In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don’t know of our activities or any of our secrets.
The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I’m in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions.
As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually…no. Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn’t an object, but that doesn’t matter because I can’t leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I’m a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own.
It’s beyond frustrating—especially since my father essentially runs my life. He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I’m a walking science experiment.
I hate it.
I hate my life here.
But then he comes along: Killian.
He’s just some vampire…or so I thought.
But you’ll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets. Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Rebecca von Stein.
And I’m a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein.
Welcome to the Works.
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French Relations by Fiona Walker
Release Date: 16-07-1995
A summer holiday with her eccentric, infuriating family and assorted glamorous hangers-on is the last thing Tash French would usually volunteer for. But her mother is insistent and, out of a job and recently ditched by her boyfriend, Tash decides that spending July in the vast rambling Loire chateau might have its compensations.
It’s a summer of lust, bed-hopping, unresolved sexual tension, horses, dogs, bolshy kids and lots of bad behaviour. And in the midst of bedlam, at least two people fall in love . .
One of my favourite books that I’ve read it so many times that the pages started to come loose and I ended up buying it on Kindle.
Tash is one of the most likable heroines I’ve ever read. Desperate to leave a devastating breakup behind, she agrees to spend the summer at her Mother and step-father’s chateau in France. What happens next is a hilarious saga of family drama and new love.
Some warnings: the book is LONG! Be prepared for an incredibly large cast of characters. Also, the majority of characters are British, so be prepared for slang and English jokes.
Also there are TWO sequels, the most recent being KISS & TELL which was just released. The second is called WELL GROOMED which is equally as good, but focused more on the world of eventing and horses.
Tash and Niall have been living together for six months when they decide to invite Tash’s batty family round for Christmas lunch. In the confusion of pets and presents, Tash’s grandmother spots a plastic ring from a cracker on her granddaughter’s finger and mistakenly announces that Tash and Niall are engaged. As her family make arrangements for the wedding of the year around her, Tash realises that, far from being happy about getting married to Niall, she is dreading the big day – and thinks she might instead be in love with the arrogant Hugo Beauchamp…
With tight breeches and loose morals, the horse trials circuit is a hell-for-leather chase across the magnificent parkland of England’s finest country estates. Flirtation is compulsory sport; love is a professional hazard.
Silver-tongued charmer Rory Midwinter is quite at home in this hedge-jumping, bed-hopping world of competitive weekend house parties. Having been born into the saddle, and with a rock star owner as patron, he has no intention of settling down. Only his long-term groom Faith has other ideas.
Tash and Hugo Beauchamp are the undisputed golden couple of British three-day eventing, but their mettle is put to the test by the arrival of The Devil on Horseback, brooding Kiwi rider, Lough Strachan. Lough holds the key to Hugo’s darkest secret, and he intends to use it to access his greatest rival’s beautiful wife
When Fiona Walker became a best-selling author in her twenties, she soon gained a reputation as the voice of young, media-aware women. Dubbed ‘The Jilly Cooper of the Cosmo Generation’, Fiona’s large, colourful casts and addictive plots have won her an army of loyal fans, many of whom read the books again and again. Now the author of sixteen novels as well as numerous short stories and features, she continues to see the funny side of life and love, along with its bitter-sweet twists and turns, winning new readers of every generation. To date, her books have sold over two million copies worldwide.
She lives with her partner Sam and two daughters, Dora and Winnie, in rural Warwickshire.
I’m so excited for Harper Sloan’s new book that’s out this month! Ah its going to be good! Who’s has “When I’m With You” on their to read list? I certainly do!
It’s nearly impossible to be surrounded by love but not understand it. My parents, my sister, and just about everyone around us has no trouble accepting that love. To give your trust to someone else and believe they would die before hurting you. I’ve witnessed it—I’ve seen the power of it—but I’ve also seen the pain. Because for me, I’ve only loved someone I could never have, and my biggest fear is that by giving her my love, all I would do is ruin her. I should have tried harder, but I’m not sure I can because I only feel complete when I’m with her.
The only time I feel like I belong is when he’s near. His infectious smile warms me straight to my bones. Any insecurities I have vanish with just a wink from him. A sliver of his attention makes me feel invincible. But all it took was one drunken night of truths for me to lose everything I had begun to crave. Now, I’m not sure how to move on because I only feel complete when I’m with him.
He said I was too young. I said he was perfect. He said our families wouldn’t understand. I said we could weather any storm. He said he would ruin me. And he was right.
Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.