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Friday, May 18, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Events: Week of 5/20-26/12

Virtual Book Tour Events: Week of 5/20-26/12

Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following virtual book event:

Believe Like A Child by Paige Dearth

Monday, May 21, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post & Interview 
Book Contest Giveaway & Book Review

Book Description: Believe Like A Child

Alessa is just seven years old when her uncle rapes her for the first time. As the years pass, his sexual appetite becomes more voracious and his perversion more twisted, until the abuse has become almost a daily ritual, with the unspoken involvement of the girl's mother.

At the age of sixteen, after the death of her only friend, Alessa finds herself at the mercy of her real-life monster, with no relief in sight. She flees her home to escape this hell, only to find herself descending into a more dangerous one. Alone and helpless in the streets of North Philadelphia, she encounters more human predators who want to take over her life and devour her. About to hit rock bottom, Alessa manages to break away from her new tormentors and finds refuge in a shelter for homeless and abused women.

Wherever she goes, however, trouble keeps seeking her out, until she meets three people who change the course of her life forever. Though Alessa's bittersweet journey is perpetually fraught with challenges, she does, nevertheless, manage to find fleeting moments of joy along the way. But as she begins to settle down, a ghost from the past comes to haunt her again, threatening to destroy the very foundation of her small world and plunging her back into an abyss of despair, until she makes her final bid for escape.


In association with Chick Lit Plus, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following virtual book tour event:

The Devil Has Dimples by Pepper Phillips

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post and Book Review

Book Description: The Devil Has Dimples


In the Deep South, one of the first questions asked when meeting someone new in a small town is, "Who's your daddy?" The question defines you as a person. Not knowing is disheartening.

Sara McLaughlin never knew she was adopted and is stunned to realize that if she wants to find out the questions burning in her brain as to the 'why' she was given up at birth, and who her father might be, she has to live in her birth mother's apartment for the next six weeks.

Grant St. Romain, attorney, is supposed to be helping, but the hunky dimpled devil is making her mind think of other things.

Can she find the truth? Or will she break her heart trying to find out the answers in Boggy Bayou, where many secrets are hidden?


In association with Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Publicity Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following virtual book tour event:

Back Channel: The Kennedy Years by William Bertram MacFarland

Friday, May 25, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post and Book Review

Book Description: Back Channel: The Kennedy Years

This is the first book of a remarkable memoir of a Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Known familiarly as Bertie Mac, he reported directly to the President and his office was in the West Wing of the White House. Prior to achieving that position, he had been betrayed by his own government - the United States - and handed over to the Soviets. He was tortured in the Lubyanka prison in Moscow before being covertly rescued by two high ranking Soviet Generals who wanted to convey information directly to the White House to try to avert a nuclear confrontation. They believed that he would be a uniquely reliable conduit of information between the U.S. and the Soviet Union as he deeply mistrusted both governments and therefore had absolutely no motivation to "color" any information he might transmit. Bertie Mac coined the term "Back Channel" and served as a direct communication link between the White House and the Kremlin during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bertie Mac is a patriot, a soldier, a spy and an assassin. He served in all four roles during his time under President Kennedy. You will see the Soviet Union, the White House, Camelot, Vietnam and the assassination of the President in a very new light and watch history as it was being made.

Bertie Mac served under and reported to nine U.S. Presidents. This book is the first in the series. It is heavily documented with photocopies of documents which, though now declassified, originally bore the highest of security classifications - Top Secret / Sensitive / Eyes Only. The documents are indisputably authentic and reveal the real facts that the American - and world - public never knew. Back Channel recounts the first stage of a totally fascinating journey.


In association with Chick Lit Plus, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following virtual book tour event:

Taking Shots by Toni Aleo

Saturday, May 26, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post and Book Review

Book Description: Taking Shots

Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing, she was convinced she couldn't do anything right. She had walked through life for the past six years in a daze, never thinking that life could be good again after the abuse she endured from her ex boyfriend. She is lonely, sad, and depressed, that is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Nashville Assassins, she meets the hunky hockey player who shoots a puck, shattering her world.

Shea Adler was tired of the life he was living outside the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She is feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her. 

Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they were meant to be together, and he needed her in his life. But Elli just doesn't understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seemed that no matter how hard she tried to shake Shea off, he wasn't going anywhere, and for the first time Elli didn't feel alone.

But could Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her? Or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy?

Would Elli miss her shot at love?


  1. I like these free collection of reviews on outstanding books of interesting and diverse genres. It's like I am exploring different types of worlds with these books. The stories are way complicated and spicy in its own predicaments. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Hi Millie! Thank you for the kind comments. I love to read books from all the genres (but Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Paranormal aren't my favorites). I'll read any book that peaks my interest, and I love to share my passion with other readers. I hope that you'll put some books that have been featured on here on your TBR list. :)