Wednesday, March 21, 2018

๐ŸŽธNew Release ~ Strike, A Style Strike Rockstar Romance by Toni Kenyon ๐ŸŽธ

Finding yourself has never been so much fun!

Paul's best friend.

He's the drummer in the band.

You know him; he's the guy hanging round at the back.

The sensible one. 

The caring one.

Todd's the one everyone can rely on. 

But he hits things. 


He's got an inked body that speaks of sinful things in the night. 

And he's 24 years old. 

Rose James-Spencer crashes into his life. 

She's 34 years old and trying to find herself in New York. 

With Todd she's found a hell of a lot more than she ever went looking for and she's not sure that she can handle him. 

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5 STARS “Another great book from this author!” ~ Stephanie

5 STARS “Totally fun and totally recommended.” ~ The Mysterious Amazon Customer

5 STARS “A great rock star romance. I really enjoyed it. it was so hot and sweet. I loved it” ~ Marbog

5 STARS “A really great, entertaining story.” ~ Karen Galloway


Another wonderful book by Toni Kenyon! I have read about the boys in this band before, starting with the story of Jules and Mags. This can be read as a stand-alone, but reading about the characters from her previous stories made me realize how I had missed them, especially that moody Jules MacAvoy, although he seems to have relaxed a bit since time has passed. And I think it just makes this book more rich.

This is the story of Todd (Murph), the drummer and Rose James-Spencer and a literal crashing into each other on the Brooklyn Bridge. They are in New York for several days of performances and she and her friend had recently moved there from New live a little. The two have an age difference, which she has a problem with...he doesn't care and is very persistent. 

They spend a few days together in New York and then Rose makes a tough decision. She misses New Zealand and longs to go home.

I missed the golden sand of the east coast beaches and the calming expanse of green paddocks dotted with white sheep. I wanted to hear the quiet chirp of crickets and cicadas instead of the incessant screaming sirens and car horns of downtown New York. 

I love that this author lives down under and I happily googled images of all the places in New Zealand she mentioned. 

I fell in love with Todd immediately and I liked Rose but she doubted herself so much, sometimes it frustrated me.

Did age really matter? I had to ask myself. Todd had tried to assure me that it didn't. But it might not matter to Todd, but the rest of the world? 

Another winner story from Ms. Kenyon! I would love to see more stories from these characters and I'm not sure what she has planned for this series, but anything coming from her, I will definitely read!

Brit rockers hit the US for the Get Rocked! In Vegas Festival 

Sam MacAvoy’s a British rocker who has charted consistently at number one all over Europe since following in his brother, Julian’s footsteps. Now Sam’s been invited to Vegas to debut at the Get Rocked! In Vegas Festival and he’s brought his red hot band, Style Strike with him. 

Ashley Jacobs can’t stand musicians, or over-the-top egotistical men. Somehow she finds herself in amongst dozens of them when she agrees—against her better judgment—to take a three day summer job at the Festival. 

Paul Gray, Style Strike’s bass player and the star of his own social media channel, has women falling at his feet. What he can’t quite understand is why his charm isn’t working on the attractive and curvaceous, Ashley. She’s not interested in his social media stardom, nor does she care that he could have any woman he wants at the rock festival.

Or does she?

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—unless it follows you home.

All Ashley Jacobs wants to do is forget about the Get Rocked! In Vegas Festival and get on with her life. Unfortunately, the one night she spent in the arms of British band, Style Strike’s bad boy bass player, Paul Gray makes that simple wish impossible. She’s brought home more than memories. What should have been a fun fling before she settled into her orderly life has gone awry. To her horror, Ashley’s entire life is turned upside down when she discovers that she’s pregnant. She’s literally about to be left holding the baby.

Paul Gray’s never forgotten that night in Vegas with the woman who wanted nothing to do with a rock star. Style Strike’s US tour has gone from strength to strength and his social media star is on the rise. Paul finds himself surrounded by everything he's worked so hard to achieve. His life is awash with women, fame and fortune—but all he can think about is the sensual woman who walked away from him that night in Vegas.

Knowing the tour's about to hit her hometown, Ashley makes the sensible decision to contact Paul. He needs to be told about the baby, doesn’t he?


I have to start this review by saying I love Toni Kenyon's books!! 

This is the story of Paul Gray and his up and coming band Style Strike. A music festival in Vegas several months ago brought Paul and Ashley together for a whirlwind one night of romance. And normally what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, until weeks later, Ashley finds out that the one night stand with Paul has left her pregnant. While there was a spark between both Paul and Ashley in Vegas and they have thought about each other since their hook up, their lives are going in totally opposite directions. He's on the rise, spending the majority of a year on the road. She's in her dream job, until the pregnancy begins to derail that.

Should she tell Paul about the baby? Ashley decides to email him a very superficial hi, how are you email. When he responds, she finds out he will be in her home town for several nights during the tour.

"Hi, how are you?" The deep gravel sound of Paul's voice was unmistakable. The small swell of hope that I had been nurturing in my stomach become a full-blown tsunami of optimism. 

I loved the fact that this book included appearances from Julian and Mags from The Private Love Rockstar Series ! Mags is so wise!

"If you can't cope with the man that's out there doing what he does to entertain, and the reaction of his fans to him, then you best go and find yourself a nice anonymous bloke who does a nine-to-five job and arrives home every night at the same time." 

At times, even though I loved Paul, I was angry with him! 

"I can't be a father," he whispered. "Look at my life. I'm on the road, with a band. You can't do this to me. 

Can Paul and Ashley find a way to make this work? I cannot wait for the next book in this series!!

"But how do you know that it's going to work out?" I asked Mags. "Because he chose me," she said. "Because he comes home to me. Because I'm the stability in his life." She waved her hand out in front of the stage. "All of this. It can go in an instant. But he knows that I'll always be there for him and that's why it works."

Toni Kenyon lives in Auckland (New Zealand) with her husband (and their dog and cat) the goldfish is just squatting! She writes romance by day, sings in a band by night and in her spare (yeah, right) time she wrangles difficult heroes into line, so they can star in her next novel. Toni also loves the garden and has a special place in her heart for her fruit trees and her veggie patch. A keen amateur photographer, Toni posts “Mood of the Suburbs” shots across most of her social media profiles. She loves to hear from like-minded people, so pop on over and say 'Hi' any time. 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

❥❤❥ Author Spotlight - C. Kindler ❥❤❥

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A little about C. Kindler

I have lived in Wisconsin for 23 years. I was born and raised in Arlington Hts., Illinois. I am a single mother of three children. I spent most of my life working and caring for my children. After, the youngest one graduated from school, I gave thought to writing a book. I was always told that I had a wild imagination, so, I decided to put it to good use. I absolutely love to read, and surround myself with books. I especially love to read adventure thrillers.

C. Kindler has authored three children’s books, The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: New Beginnings, The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: The Hermit and The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: Revenge of the Widow. Books 1 and 2 each won second place in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

Genre: Children's


The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: New Beginnings - Book One

When Biker Frog rides up to the pond he calls home on his self-built solar-powered motorcycle, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. After showing the motorcycle off to his friends at the pond, he takes off on a new journey. Shortly, into the journey, he sees a magnificent, black deer with glistening gold antlers and hooves blocking the road. He serves to miss the deer causing him to lose control and crash. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a magical land of different times. There he meets the brave Lady White Bear, who has mistaken him for a powerful warrior. His motorcycle is believed to be a magical beast created by a spell. Soon, Biker Frog will find himself in the adventures of a lifetime, along with Lady White Bear. There is magic, danger, and new adventures throughout the land, and the two will gather friends from all parts of the land.

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The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: New Beginnings


Biker Frog is not content to live by the pond his entire life, he wants to travel, see other places and find adventure. With the help of his friends, he builds a solar powered motorcycle. Once the bike is done, he sets off and boy does he find adventure! Wow, what a concept, so darn cute! The imagery and story line are wonderful. Lady White Bear is a young princess who finds herself in the position of having to save her kingdom, gotta love a strong female character for girls to read about. The story kept me engaged, wanting to know what happened and I liked it enough to want to continue the series. The only thing I would say is it needs some editing, this first book is a bit choppy. 3.5 stars.


The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: Revenge of the Widow - Book Two

Biker Frog is happy about his decision to stay at the castle. He and his solar-powered motorcycle, the Beast, are ready to help Lady White Bear in any way they can. As a royal knight, it is Biker Frog’s duty. As Lady White Bear’s friend, it is an honor to help.

Despite the peace in the land, Biker Frog and Lady White Bear stumble upon a big mystery when they find King Tae captured in a web in the Crooked Tree Forest. Samoen, a fifteen-foot-tall black widow spider, has imprisoned him. To stop Samoen’s rampage and save the kingdom, Biker Frog and Lady White Bear will have to find a sorceress and raise an army!

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The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: Revenge of the Widow


A fifteen-foot spider, oh my holy nightmares! Notellis is once again in trouble. An angry elf with access to a sorcerer’s staff casts a spell turning a black widow into a giant menace. In this book, we see a new side to Lady White Bear, she’s a bit of a trouble seeker, but her heart is in the right place. I really enjoyed this book. There are new characters introduced and lots of excitement and adventure. It does not give a lot of back story from book one, so I would not suggest reading it as a standalone, but I recommend it and look forward to book 3. Again, some editing would be beneficial. 4 stars.


The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: The Hermit - Book Three

Biker Frog is a long way from his old frog pond. In his previous adventures, he has traveled to the land of Notellis and met the brave Lady White Bear and her father, King Dannis. Biker Frog and Lady White Bear have saved Notellis twice from danger and disaster. Their latest adventure will take them out of Castle Bearmor and into the Witchlok Mountains.

Biker Frog, now Sir Biker Frog, thanks to King Dannis, has taken Lady White Bear and their friends Gomer and Henry to shop in a local village. It is there that they first hear the legend of a mysterious hermit. It immediately captures Lady White Bear’s imagination, and she insists that the group venture into the mountains to find the hermit’s cave.

Biker Frog realizes that Lady White Bear wants to trick King Dannis so he won’t worry about her. He reluctantly goes along with the plan, but both will find out that their quest is a lot more dangerous than they had imagined. Will the four friends get out of the mountains alive, or will the hermit prove to be too strong a foe?

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The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear: The Hermit


In book 2 we met a mysterious stranger, The Hermit. He is a kind soul and only wants to help others, but he wants his identity to remain secret. Our young heroine is far too curious to let that go. Since Biker Frog and his two best friends have been tasked with keeping her safe, they are pulled into her misguided adventure with her. Let’s hope they survive the wrath of an angry king and the mystery that awaits.  A great installment in this wonderful fantasy series. Ms. Kindler I only suggest that you find a beta reader prior to publishing. I have read far worse when it come to editing (or lack thereof) but even a little is distracting. 4 stars.