Books are food for my soul! Pull up a beach chair and stick your toes in the sand as the Jersey surf rolls in and out, now open your book and let your imagination take you away.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Jersey Girl Book Reviews: Top Ten Books Read In 2018

It's that time again! Time to reveal Jersey Girl Book Reviews Top 10 Books Read in 2018!

From NY Times Bestselling Authors to Indie Authors, I have read 65 wonderful books, and trying to narrow it down to my Top 10 favorites has not been easy. While I have enjoyed every book, here is the Top 10 Books I Read in 2018 that simply moved me the most.

1) Three Shoeboxes by Steven Manchester

2) Cardinal Cabin by Joanne DeMaio

3) Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

4) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher                         

5) The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

6) One Day In December by Josie Silver                                

7) The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

8) The Amendment Killer by Ronald S. Barak

9)  The Fourth Gunman by John Lansing


10) Christmas At The Chalet by Anita Hughes


And there you have it, my Top 10 Books that I read in 2018! 

Check out my complete 2018 books read on Goodreads: 

Stayed tuned to see what fabulous books are in store for 2019 on Jersey Girl Book Reviews! 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Me And You Thing by Taylor Dean (Book Release Blast /Contest Giveaway)

In association with I Am A Reader, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the book release blast event for A Me And You Thing by author Taylor Dean!


A Me and You Thing by Taylor Dean 
Publisher: Taylor Dean Books
Publication Date: December 10, 2018
Format: Paperback - 367 pages
               Kindle - 890 KB
ISBN: 978-1727243604
ASIN: B07L17NZ81
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:


Golden couple, Sawyer and Quinn Denali, have an amazing love story. A match in every way, their happiness is evident to all who spend time with them. The arrival of twin baby girls completes their picture-perfect family. 

When Quinn has the opportunity to help others on a two-week volunteer trip, she reluctantly leaves her family, knowing a short break from the demands of motherhood will be good for her. 

She doesn’t expect the trip to change her life forever. But it does. It changes everything. 

Struggling from day to day, the young family moves forward, finding happiness . . . and love. 

But fate isn’t done mixing things up in their lives. When an unexpected event leaves them all reeling, the unspoken question rings loudly and can’t be ignored: “What happens now?” 

A Me and You Thing is a novel that explores the strength of enduring love and friendship.  

Praise for A Me and You Thing:

Wow! This heart-tugging romance blew me away. It’s an emotional roller-coaster ride of epic proportions…so prepare yourself. My heart soared up into the heavens, then was dragged into the bitter misery of hell, like being dragged behind a pickup truck for a mile or so. Ouch! But I got my happy (actually, glorious!) ending, so I loved it. The ending was so much more fulfilling because of what my heart went through to get there with the characters. This story is unique and refreshing—not your run-of-the-mill predictable romance that doesn’t stick with you when you finish. No! This one is made of super glue, and will be stuck in your heart forevermore. ~Author Charissa Stastny

Here's my recommendation. Don't read the summary. Don't read any more reviews. Order this book now! Clear your calendar and plan to spend the day reading. You'll be thanking me if you do. ~Kathy Habel  

About The Author

Author Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

The Night Before Christmas by K.S. David (Blurb Blitz / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the blurb blitz event for The Night Before Christmas by author K.S. David!

About The Book

The Night Before Christmas by K.S. David
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: November 4, 2018
Format: Kindle - 2085 KB
ASIN: B07K7151P1
Genre: Holiday Romantic Suspense

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Book Description:

From the author of A Promise Kept and Every Single Wish, comes an exhilarating romantic suspense for the holidays.

As Center City and its quirky residents get ready to ring in the holiday with merriment and good cheer, Calista Tate is forced to make a terrible decision? Does she stay and fight for the life she's created or - does she run away? One man could be her angel - her saving grace. And, the promise of love may be strong enough to make her hold her ground. The wrong decision could put them both at risk.

Calista Singletary decided it was finally safe to settle down. She opened a small bakery, has a new home and life is good. That is until she gets arrested for killing her elderly neighbor. It doesn’t help that she chased the old man out of her house with a rolling pin two days earlier.  The same rolling pin is found under his bruised and bloody body. Calista thinks some trickery is underfoot. Good thing her sexy attorney, Marc Collins, thinks he can get the charges dropped.

But Calista knows that when the authorities start digging, they’re going to uncover her true identity. That’s when the real horrors will begin. She usually stays packed and ready to blow town at the first sign of trouble - assuming a new name, a new look, a new story. But she’s growing close to Marc and just once, she wants to feel normal. Will the cost be too high?

Three years earlier, the man Calista loved sucked her into a world of indescribable horror. She’s the only one who can testify to the atrocities he committed by Thomas Langston. She stole three million dollars of his money and maimed him the day she left. In return, Thomas made her a promise. He would always love her. He would never stop looking for her. And the next time he saw Calista - he was going to kill her.

Book Excerpt:

"He walked in on me in the bathroom!"

I had been taking a well-deserved bath. After a sixteen-hour day in my bakery, my hands felt like rubber, my ankles were throbbing, and my back felt like I'd been beaten with a baseball bat. The break would feel like a week-long vacation, and I intended to take advantage by sleeping in, eating junk, watching a little football and reading a good book. A hot, steamy bath had been on my too-do list all day. Love ballads filled the halls of my house, and I planned to polish off a bottle of Chablis.

“Way to go, Fred."

I rolled my eyes to the night sky annoyed. Fred's encouragement came from another neighbor who shared the center of our cul-de-sac with a man who'd been a thorn since the day I moved in. I didn't know his name - didn't care either, but I knew his taste in music, women and the brand of beer he preferred. Loud music boomed from his backyard nightly. He wore aged denim and a t-shirt so old the letters had started to peel. A soiled black bandana was pulled low over his brow and tattoos covered visible skin - except his hands, his neck and his face. I could always tell when he was coming or going because the motor in his Harley made my windows shake. I squinted up at the man. Streetlights barely illuminated his face and his bandana made it impossible for me to get a good look at him, but he had a firm jaw and full lips. Catching my examination, he winked. I sneered at him. I didn't do grimy and I didn't do assholes - at least, not anymore.

About The Author

Author K.S. David lives in the Mid-Atlantic with her husband, their three children and a menagerie of pets. New storylines are constantly running through her head. She keeps notebooks tucked in pockets of the car, the nightstand and makes voice recordings just about all day long. She's addicted to true life mysteries and crime shows, both of which marry well with a great romance. Some of her favorite things are long walks, reading in bed, baking and of course, writing her next novel.

Author Website
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Event Participants:

November 19: Mythical Books
November 19: Laura's Interests
November 20: Andi's Book Reviews
November 20: Danita Minnis
November 20: Books,Dreams,Life
November 21: Romance Novel Giveaways
November 21: Punya Reviews...
November 23: The Binge Spot 
November 23: Iron Canuck
November 23: Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews
November 26: Books Chatter
November 26: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
November 26: Hearts and Scribbles
November 27: So Many Books
November 27: Nickie's Views and Interviews
November 28: Rogue's Angels
November 28: FUONLYKNEW
November 29: Wendi Zwaduk - Romance to Make Your Heart Race
November 29: Author C.A.Milson
November 30: A Writer's Life
November 30: Natural Bri
December 3: Two Ends of the Pen
December 3: Jazzy Book Reviews
December 4: Locks, Hooks and Books
December 4: Long and Short Reviews
December 5: Notes From a Romantic's Heart
December 5: Harlie's Books
December 6: All the Ups and Downs
December 6: Independent Authors
December 7: Jersey Girl Book Reviews
December 7: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love