Review of 180 Seconds by Jessica Park

The Cozy Pages

So someone may have discovered a new favourite author.  I have to read another book by Jessica Park ASAP.  180 Seconds was wonderful. It was romantic, poignant, heart wrenching, funny and topical.   How can one book be all of that in just about 300 pages?!

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a…

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lucinda E Clarke

I’m sure many readers will resonate with this week’s guest Barbara Carter, living with a burst of creativity inside and not knowing how to express it – life always gets in the way!

BARBARA CARTER was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a visual artist and writer and is currently working on a series of memoirs focusing not only on her personal journey but highlighting important issues such as: anxiety, depression, loss and grief and the not so great ways of dealing with inner pain. Also living with a narcissistic mother. Barbara has an amazing ability to shed light on the sometimes dark subject matter with her ability to use humor. She also instructs art classes and offers guidance in writing memoir. The focus of her work is on examining the past in order to heal and move on.

Barbara - May 2017

My story is about learning how to follow my inner voice/intuition/soul.

As a child…

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Join our 2018 Goodreads Group: Authors Needing Reviews (for both authors and readers!)

GRnextAre you an author needing a review? How about a reader needing more books?

I’m pleased to announce I’ve revamped this Goodreads group AUTHORS NEEDING REVIEWS and we are currently now choosing a BOOK OF THE MONTH, to read and discuss.

You can find the group AUTHORS NEEDING REVIEWS and the nominees for January 2018 here!

We also have a book challenge: Join here.

Vote for your BOOK OF THE MONTH choice. Here!

Hope you can join us!

Luv Sassy x

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lucinda E Clarke

I really should run a competition for the ‘spot the typo’ on my blogs, for the moment they go live, I always see one – despite reading them very, very carefully. Let’s see what this week’s error is 🙂

My guest today is Susan Faw who writes fantasy fiction for the YA age group – and she’s won an award for her work – so please read on.

SUSAN FAWDo you know when I first decided I wanted to be an author?

No, it wasn’t after reading Harry Potter. It was when I was about 4 years old.

My sister and I used to play a game before we could read before we were even school aged, where we would pick a picture at random from the only magazine my parents would allow in the house – The National Geographic Magazine. We would play school and whoever was the ‘teacher’ would make…

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Release Day! New Romance Series + Giveaway and Excerpts #amreading #romance

Author, Kim Knight

The Red Room is book one of the Romance In The City novella series, of steamy and romantic standalone short stories.

Rita Lane lives a double life in her day job she’s a receptionist at the prestigious London Park Hotel. By night her adventures begin. As a thirty something year old woman she is content with her single status. Richard Clarkson a New York based guest at the Park Hotel has firmly closed the door to romance, after a rocky marriage. As soon as Rita checks Richard into the hotel as a guest the sparks and electricity between the two begin.

After hours, the day before Valentine’s Day , their paths cross in an unexpected way. Rita and Richard’s desire for each other is on maximum …. will they cross the line to become more than just friends? The Red Room is a steamy short story set in London with…

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Kiss – Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

Books and Stuff

They accused her of committing a crime she doesn’t remember. Her name is Shauna McAllister, and she doesn’t remember her life from six months ago she wKiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healyas in a coma from a car accident when she awoke she learn her brother is now in a wheelchair paralyzed only able to move his head, in the same accident that left her in a coma. Apparently, she was taking drugs (ecstasy) while she was driving and that’s why she’s being charged with a crime.

Her father and stepmother put the blame squarely on her shoulders for her brother’s condition. She’s told that Wayne Spade is her boyfriend and that he will help her along the way as she recovers.

Jeeze! I can’t imagine waking up and not knowing the person they say is my boyfriend is a complete stranger to me. But wait, is he truly her boyfriend? “Well, go on…

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More Advanced Praise for No Sad Songs and an Offer

Frank Morelli

NO-SAD-SONGS-FRONT-COVERFirst of all, I want to say that things are finally starting to get real with my debut novel, No Sad Songs. It is set to be released on February 20, 2018 from Fish Out of Water Books, but it just became available for pre-order on Amazon and people are already scooping up their future copies. It’s an amazing feeling! If you’re interested in reserving a copy for yourself, there’s a pretty good deal taking place on the Amazon site, especially if you happen to be a Prime member. Have a look:


On top of this piece of exciting news, reviews continue to roll in from some of my favorite authors. The illustrious Jerry Spinelli, author of legendary works of young adult fiction like Maniac Magee, Stargirl, and his latest title The Warden’s Daughter, had this to say about No Sad…

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lucinda E Clarke

Carol Graham is one of my most favourite people on Facebook. She works tirelessly for other authors and her radio show is heard all over the world. It was one of the nicest radio interviews I’ve ever done, such a lovely friendly lady. Carol has not had an easy time of it but she’s a survivor.


Carol Graham has survived the challenges of major illnesses, devastating personal losses and financial ruin more than once, yet has refused to become a victim.

She writes for several monthly columns in various publications.  She has been published in many anthologies including a best-seller.  In 2015, Carol received the Woman of Impact Award from Focus on Women Magazine and Author of the Year for her memoir, Battered Hope.

Carol hosts a bi-weekly show “Never Ever Give Up Hope,” is an international keynote speaker, jewelry store owner and a certified health coach.  Carol has…

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