Blog Tour: Before You by Kathryn Freeman (+ giveaway)

 
 

Name: Before You
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Format: ebook
Pages: 346
Release date: June 21st 2016
Publisher: Choc Lit

Teaser

When life in the fast lane threatens to implode …

Melanie Hunt’s job working for the Delta racing team means she is constantly rubbing shoulders with Formula One superstars in glamorous locations like Monte Carlo. But she has already learned that keeping a professional distance is crucial if she doesn’t want to get hurt.

New Delta team driver Aiden Foster lives his life like he drives his cars – fast and hard. But, no matter how successful he is, it seems he always falls short of his championship-winning father’s legacy. If he could just stay focused, he could finally make that win.

Resolve begins to slip as Melanie and Aiden find themselves drawn to each other –with nowhere to hide as racing season begins. But when a troubled young boy goes missing, everything is thrown into turmoil, including Aiden’s championship dream.

My 26 Birthday Goals

 
 
This blog post as been inspired by Stories Unfolded

Two weeks ago I turned 26! 26, can you believe that! With that said, time just flies! In 4 years I am going to be 30, which sound terrifying to me. In this post it’s time to reflect and to look in the future. Setting goals is something I live by. I am a huge fan of lists, daily planning and organizing, especially with great looking template sheets (you can find lots of free printable templates on Pinterest). I love to tick the boxes when I have finished all my tasks for the day.

“Do something that brings you closer to your goals every day”

For a few years I am creating a list of goals I want to achieve. Some goals are permanent, ongoing or in progress. These are only an extract of my long list of goals but these are the most important for me at the moment. Now I’d like to share my 26 birthday goals with you.

Stand on my own

Get my driving license

I passed the theory test in May, at the moment I am learning how to drive. I should be done taking lessons September.

Buy a car (and pay off the debt)

The plan was when I got my driving license I would mostly use my mother’s car, although I wanted to lookout for a small car which I could afford myself. I found that car my now. It’s a Citroen C1, a special edition called Shine. I love it and I can’t wait to drive it myself!

Look for an apartment and move out

This is a goal which might not happen in the near future. It is also a financial aspect. Since I finished my apprenticeship I have to pay for a lot of things: several insurances, rent (I surely support my mother with paying our own rent), soon I’ll pay for my own car and so on.

Health

Go to the gym at least 2 times a week

Sometimes it’s quite difficult and I only go once a week although most of the time I manage to go to the gym twice a week. When I was younger I used to love to go swimming. I don’t feel comfortable to go to the swimming pool anymore, especially in the summer time. Therefore I haven’t gone swimming for many years. I thought about this for a while lately. I don’t want to take something from me what I enjoy. When our indoor swimming pool is opening in September again, I plan to go regularly.

Lose 55 pounds

55 pounds. I know that is a lot. I take little steps every day. I lost 22 pounds for now. This way is long and hard. I have up and down during this way but I never give up!

Take a month off sugar

Sugar is the body’s worst enemy. I reduced my sugar consumption a lot since I started losing weight. I feel a lot better although I’d like to know how I feel if I cut it completely.

Drink more water

Very often I am struggling to drink enough water during the day. I’d like to drink at least 3 l per day. I started to do some tricks in my daily life. I don’t drink out of the bottle anymore I fill my water in a glass so I drink more of it.

Detox Diet for 2 weeks

This is another idea which has been in my head for a while. I think I could combine this with “take a month of sugar” I have to look for more information about this topic. How do it, what to eat and not to eat and so on.

Blog Tour The Perfect Disaster Series Rerelease Author Interview





I'm so excited to bring you the ReLaunch and ReBrand of Aimee Horton's 'The Perfect Disaster Serires' Velvet Morning Press has recently ReLaunched these books with the fabulous covers below!
I LOVE these new covers!! I can't wait to read these!! (To find out more about each book, click on the covers)

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Perfect Mishap
A hilarious and honest British mom's madcap adventures in suburbia, from Amazon UK bestselling author Aimee Horton!
Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations, gin & tonic in hand. When Dottie and Henry Harris move to their new house, Dottie's only desire is to make friends in the neighbourhood. But Dottie, just home from delivering her third child, is struggling to adjust to village life. Recently promoted Henry travels a lot, and the neighbours aren't very welcoming (although that could be because when Dottie first met them, she had dyed her children green). So when Dottie accidentally hears her neighbours' conversations over her baby monitor, she can't help but use the sneaky information in her quest to build new friendships.
Of course, eavesdropping never ends well, and when Dottie discovers that two of her neighbours are having an affair, she's horrified. Worse still, the locals are convinced she's the one who's doing the cheating. It's up to Dottie to clear her name and uncover (and expose) the real cheat—in her signature haphazard way! A humorous blend between chick lit and cozy mystery, this funny novel will have you laughing along with gin-drinking amateur sleuth Dottie! Previously published as Mothers Ruined


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Perfect Mayhem
Bridget Jones's Diary meets The Nanny Diaries in this Amazon UK Best Seller! The only thing Dottie Harris loves more than her gin & tonic is her family. Most of the time. From her hapless-but-well-meaning husband to her two energetic bundles of joy, Dottie certainly has her hands full. And she's tired. So tired.With quips like "How do sleeping babies know the minute you sit down?" this modern-day diary will have you laughing—when you're not crying with empathy, that is! Dottie tells it like it is: the good, the bad, and the eternal piles of dirty laundry. If you're looking for chick lit packed with parenting humor, or simply want to know you're not the only one having trouble parenting newborns and toddlers, this book about the ups and downs of parenthood is for you! It's a motherhood manifesto, social media style! Previously published as Survival of the Ginnest.

Discuss: Do you like to read and review new and fresh titles or a good oldie?

 
 
Do you prefer to read and review fresh and new or do you try and blend in the older titles?

I have thought about this topic since I decided to go back to book blogging. Before I decided to go on a break I found I am getting burned out on trying to keep up on reviewing the newest titles. So often, I was glued to a strict schedule centered on release dates that I have to push titles I want to read aside. Many times I have shelved books that are top rated because of commitments. I have decided that it is time I start mixing in the new with the old on my blog. I need to read some of these books that have been waiting in my To Be Read Pile for ages.

I don’t know how you feel about this but I get a little tired of reading reviews for the same book. It gets to the point where I see so many reviews on a new title that I lose a bit of interest. I understand that your blog gets a lot of attention / promotion if you read and review new titles or books which are not published yet. When a book is great it doesn’t matter if it’s newly published, a few months or a few years old, it deserved to be reviewed. Besides, we all don't want to keep reading reviews on just a few new releases, right? There are other bloggers who have decided to catch up on their To Be Read piles, and I have enjoyed reading their reviews for older titles.

The Aubrey Rules by Aven Ellis

Name: The Aubrey Rules
Author: Aven Ellis
Format: ebook
Pages: 261
Release date: August 26th 2015
Publisher: Soulmate Publishing

Teaser

Some of the Aubrey Rules to Live By:

*If I’m going to indulge in French fries, I must add extra time to the treadmill the next day.
*Always keep your work and private life separate.
*Being open to new experiences will never involve eating kale.
*Never, ever date a professional athlete.

For Chicago social media professional Aubrey Paige, the rules are everything. So much so that Aubrey has painstakingly written her rules for living into a polka-dot Kate Spade notebook that she carries with her at all times. It’s her personal guidebook to living her life. These rules are the Holy Grail—ones never to be broken. They guide her actions for everything, from dealing with workplace drama to finding a great guy to date. After all, these are her own rules, built from her life experiences and observations. So they have to be perfect, right?

Or are they?

Spotlight: Kathryn Freeman with Before You

Today I have the fantastic Kathryn Freeman on Dreaming With Open Eyes talking to me about her latest release Before You, which was released on 21st June.

When life in the fast lane threatens to implode …

Melanie Hunt’s job working for the Delta racing team means she is constantly rubbing shoulders with Formula One superstars in glamorous locations like Monte Carlo. But she has already learned that keeping a professional distance is crucial if she doesn’t want to get hurt.

New Delta team driver Aiden Foster lives his life like he drives his cars – fast and hard. But, no matter how successful he is, it seems he always falls short of his championship-winning father’s legacy. If he could just stay focused, he could finally make that win.

Resolve begins to slip as Melanie and Aiden find themselves drawn to each other –with nowhere to hide as racing season begins. But when a troubled young boy goes missing, everything is thrown into turmoil, including Aiden’s championship dream.


More information about this book: Amazon UK / Goodreads

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