Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Review and Interview: How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster by Aurora Whittet with Giveaway



How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster 
by Aurora Whittet
Children's Picture Book
Wise Ink Publishing
Oct 2, 2017
40 pages

Content Rating: G
Tour dates: Oct 16 to 27, 2017



Do you like smearing your lunch all over yourself? Do you fight with your sister just because she's there? Do you find yourself unable to go to bed because mysterious ninjas keep stealing your pajamas? Then you're a little monster! Guess what: Mom can be a monster too! It's up to you to make your mom's monster come out to play . . .

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MY TIDBITS

Turning your mother into a monster is serious business, even if it means giggles are guaranteed.

Mothers, even the sweetest most patience ones, can be turned into monsters, and this book tells how. Step by step, tips are given on how to edge mothers to the point where becoming a monster is guaranteed. Even if it takes until bedtime.

Kids are great at driving their mother's to patience's border, and with this book, pulling those moms into monsterdom is guaranteed. The first illustration, before the title page shows up, already sets the tone—one monster toots and the other laughs. From fling her purse to coloring on the walls, this is a perfect step-by-step guide on how little monsters can force their moms to join their kind. The ideas flow full swing the closer bedtime rolls around, but then, that's when mothers are at their weakest point. To aide in the fun (as if any help is needed), there's a lovely chart to help kids find the craziest excuses why they can't go to sleep. It's hilarious. It's funny. . .and watch out moms because it will give those little monsters some ideas.

As to the illustrations, they are cute and cuddly, and remind a bit of Monsters Inc. There aren't many extra details as the simple but colorful pictures center on each monster as it does what has to be done. Kids are sure to find their favorite characters and wish they could cuddle with them. The end is sweet and offers a wonderful go-to-bed moment, which is sure to lead to monster dreams. 

Summed up, this is a funny book which hits kid humor square on and is sure to create giggles and laughs. 

INTERVIEW

What genre do you write and why?
I actually write two different genres. I write children’s picture books because they are beautiful and clever and always have a fun lesson even when I sneak in things like toots. I also write young adult fiction novels to create worlds for young readers to find friends when they don’t have one, to find somewhere to hide when they need to escape and hopefully show them they aren’t alone.

Why did you write this book?
I wrote How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster because the chaos and stress of motherhood is often very lonely and hard. I wanted to create a book to bring a smile and a laugh to families at bedtime, to help them realize they aren’t alone and the chaos of childhood is actually rather beautiful.

If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance your time?
That is much easier with my picture books than my novels. With my illustrations, I often draw them during art time with my son. So, we spend that time together, which is nice. All my novels I write when he’s sleeping.

If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be?
I’m goofy and weird and imperfect and deliriously happy, and I want to share that weirdness with my readers too.

Any hobbies or side jobs?
I’m actually a trained birth doula. So I can help women bring their babies into the world and be there with them through the hardship of labor and the moment of true love when they meet their baby.  


And here she is. . .



Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed Bloodmark, Bloodrealms, and Bloodmoon of the Bloodmark Saga trilogy, Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love, and How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster. She's a national award-winning graphic designer in her day job. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: A Furever Home Friend's Story by Savy Leiser


PRINCESS ALLEE
Furever Home Friend's Story, Book One
by Savy Leiser
Illustrated by Brenda Clemente
Picture Book
ages 3+
36 pages


Meet Princess Allee!

While living at the shelter, Allee, a black lab puppy, dreams of being a princess. When a stylish young woman comes to adopt her, Allee thinks her dream is about to come true!

But Allee soon learns that her new suburban life doesn’t include castles or crowns. It includes two dog brothers that she has to learn to get along with!

Can Allee learn to feel like royalty even when living the average life?
 



 MY TIDBITS

Alle is a little princess, who will steal readers' hearts.

Allee is a princess. She decided she was, but she doesn't have her castle yet. When the fitting new owner adopts her from the dog pound, she's sure her days as royalty have finally come. Life, however, has something else in store.

Allee is sweet. Her princess dreams are something kids will easily identify with and understand. Her beginnings in the dog pound pull at the heart-strings, but this is never stressed or presented in a negative light. Instead, this tale focuses on Allee, her dreams, and how she deals with reality. Because reality is never what we expect, but that doesn't mean it's worse or even bad.

The illustrations are done with love and show an Allee that readers would love to snuggle and play with. Her liveliness and positive attitude pour off of the pages. The emotions come across clearly and make her tale fun to flip through.

As to the ending, it's a heart warming one, which is sure to leave a smile on the lips. There is a lesson in the book, and it comes across gently. Allee is a dog to love and readers will enjoy following her tale.






SMILE, CHEWIE!
Furever Home Friend's Story, Book Two
by Savy Leiser
Illustrated by Christy Schneyman
Picture Book
ages 3+
36 pages


Meet Chewie and his million-dollar smile! 

Despite Chewie’s friendly personality, he’s too shy to let the shelter volunteers take his picture! 

See, Chewie is stuck with scars on his face after the abuse he suffered as a puppy, from a man who was prejudiced against pit bulls. 

Can Chewie find the confidence to stand up to these awful pit bull stereotypes, and smile for the camera? 

The Furever Home Friends is a series of kids’ books about shelter dogs and their journeys to adoption. 

Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of adopting animals from shelters, and to share the stories of real animals who have gone through the shelter system. We also aim to teach children about a variety of social issues, including adoption, animal abuse, body image, disabilities, racism, sexism, and much more.



 MY TIDBITS

Chewie is a pit bull, who has had a tough life. In the pound, he waits for someone to adopt him but is afraid of the attention most animals get. He doesn't find himself cute or worth taking a picture of. When he finally takes the chance and tries to show the world how cute he is, the result is heart-warming.

Unlike the first book in the series, Chewie's tale hits more upon the rough life that some dogs have faced before they end up in a pound. He's unsure and there are reasons for that. Although never graphic, the troubles come across clearly and will have young readers concerned and touched by Chewie's past. The stereotype against pit bulls is also pulled to light. But this isn't a story meant to leave the reader sad, and it pulls around with a very happy ending and a sense of warmth.

The illustrations are well done and accompany the tale nicely. Chewie's earlier life is presented in dark tones, which makes the tone clear. The brightness of the last pages adds a sharp contrast and does a great job displaying the fun and joy.

Summed up, this book is more series than the first in the series and packs more direct messages. Young readers will enjoy Chewie's tale and learn something in the process.





Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, Translated by Laura Watkinson


THE SONG OF SEVEN
by Tonke Dragt
Translated by Laura Watkinson
Original Title: De Zevensprong
Pushkin Press
Middle Grade Fantasy
1st published 1966

COMING. . .
NOVEMBER 3rd!!!

At the end of every schoolday, new teacher Mr Van der Steg entertains his pupils with tall tales of incredible events, which he claims really happened to him - involving hungry lions and haunted castles, shipwrecks and desert islands. One day, when he can't think of anything suitably exciting to tell them, he invents a story about a very important letter which he's expecting that evening, with news of a perilous mission. Evening arrives and so, to his surprise, does an enigmatic letter...

And so Mr Van der Steg is drawn into a real-life adventure, featuring a grumpy coachman, a sinister uncle, eccentric ancestors, a hidden treasure, an ancient prophecy and Geert-Jan, a young boy who is being kept prisoner in the mysterious House of Stairs. Although the treasure rightfully belongs to Geert-Jan, his uncle is determined to seize it for himself. As Mr Van der Steg, with the help of his pupils, sets out to rescue the boy, he becomes more and more entangled with the strange history of the Seven Ways, the House of Stairs and the powerful Conspiracy of Seven.
 



Warwick Prize for Women in Translation Nominee for Longlist (2017)


 MY TIDBITS

This is an English translation of a well-known Dutch tale, one that was even made into a television show.

Mr. Van der Steg is a teacher, who loves to tell adventurous tales to his pupils the last minutes of school—something the pupils enjoy as well. When he announces one day that he's waiting for a letter, said letter is suddenly swept to him in a storm and signed Gr...Gr. He's sure it's a practical joke thought out by some students, but when a carriage arrives to take him to the mysterious Gr...Gr..., the mysterious tale begins.

I have not read the original Dutch version nor have I seen the television version, and knew nothing of this particular tale.

Different cultures have a different way of telling stories (especially when it's during an earlier decade). The main character of this one is a teacher in his mid-twenties, who has a couple of personalities quirks which are sure to grab young readers' interest. He finds himself in an adventure, where many things are odd and others come across as pure fantasy. Strange things lurk around every bend—mysterious coaches, haunted pubs, magicians and a secret treasure—and each element accompanies an even stranger side character. It has quirks, oddities, and a lovely dose of fun which pulls into an imaginary yet real life world. It's exactly the kind of adventure kids can devour.

The writing is whimsical but, coming from an earlier time, does carry a more traditional feel. Some terms won't be familiar, but it's not enough to let the reader fall out of the story. This is told from an adult's—albeit an interesting ones—point of view, which, combined with the vocabulary, might scare off more reluctant readers if they were to read this one their own.

A wonderful mystery unfolds, which is so wrapped up in the odd happenings, that the clues and truth is hard to guess or find. It's fun to see what will happen next, and there's a nice level of tension the whole way through. As is with these tales, the end truth roots in reality and most of the fantasy elements shed their magic. But there's still a dust of possibility left behind, which allows dreams to fly.

As a translation to introduce English speaking kids to tales from other cultures, this is a well-done book and will draw readers in.


Review: Lizzy the Lioness by Lisa Bevere, Illustrated by Kirsteen Harris-Jones


LIZZY THE LIONESS
by Lisa Bevere
Illustrated by Kirsteen Harris-Jones
Thomas Nelson
Picture Book Religious
32 pages
ages 3+



Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help! Encourage your little ones with the true meaning of bravery through the beautiful story of Lizzy the Lioness by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere.

Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. When she sees someone in danger, Lizzy tries her best to help, but she quickly learns that sometimes being brave means asking adults for help.

With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere’s first picture book will make waves with its unique and compelling message for families everywhere. Parents and children alike will enjoy the beautiful artwork as well as the story of communication and teamwork.

You don’t have to be the biggest to be the strongest, and you don’t have to be the loudest to be the bravest. Show your children God’s truest definition of bravery with the timeless story of Lizzy the Lioness.



MY TIDBITS


Lizzy is a lioness, which is sure to inspire kids and have them visiting her story again and again.

Lions are brave creatures, and Lizzy's family isn't any different. Being one of the youngest lions, she can't always accompany her parents on their adventures. Still, she enjoys life and the small adventures she has on her own. When a friend of hers runs into trouble, she's going to have to be brave to save her, but she isn't strong enough to solve the problem on her own.

Lizzy is a sweet lion, whose charisma and joy for life springs off of every page. Her family is kind, and even though she dreams of the day she is big too, she doesn't let it get to her and enjoys what she has. Still, she has an adventurous spirit, which young readers will love. Although the book holds a strong message, most of the story unfolds naturally and lets young readers fall into Lizzy's life and get to know her well. There are a couple spots where the tale suddenly switches to directly speak to the listener/readers, which pulls out of the flow, but the rest of the tale rolls across smoothly.

The illustrations are lovely and bring across the lions nicely. Kids will enjoy gazing at the pictures and get a chance to dive into Lizzy's life as a young lion.

The message is delivered clearly at the end. Although the trouble arises fairly quickly after Lizzy meets her friend, and the idea of calling the person a 'friend' is a little of a stretch, the warm and caring side of Lizzy makes her a heroine to cheer for. When she realizes that she needs to ask for help, her decision makes sense and never gives her the appearance of being weak. She remains a brave lioness through and through.

At the very end of the book, there's a note from the author as well as a few tips on how parents can discuss the theme with their kids and apply it to their own lives.

Summed up, it's a cute picture book with a great message, and young listeners are sure to love Lizzy.



I received a complimentary copy from Booklook Bloggers.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin with Giveaway





The Canary Club 

by Sherry D. Ficklin
Clean Teen Publishing
YA Historical, Romance






“Bad Luck” Benny is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family, and he’ll do anything to make that happen—even if it means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. He soon finds himself in over his head—and worse still—falling for the one dame on earth he should be staying away from.
Masie is the daughter of a wealthy gangster with the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. Strong-willed but trapped in a life she never wanted, she dreams of flying free from the politics and manipulation of her father. A pawn in her family’s fight for control of the city, and with a killer hot on her heels, she turns to the one person who just might be able to spring her from her gilded cage. But Masie is no angel, and her own dark secrets may come back to burn them both.
Two worlds collide in this compelling story of star-crossed lovers in gritty prohibition-era New York.
Perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams’ A CERTAIN AGE or Libba Bray’s THE DIVINERS, THE CANARY CLUB by Sherry D. Ficklin will entice Historical Romance fans of all ages. This Gatsby-era tale filled with dazzling speakeasies, vicious shoot-outs, gritty gangsters, and iridescent ingenues has also been compared to the television series Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING and BOARDWALK EMPIRE.


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MY TIDBITS

The time of speakeasies, the Charleston and prohibition comes to life in this thrilling drama.

Benny is a good guy, trying to help his mother and siblings out. Masie is the daughter of a powerful gangster. When fate brings the two together, the chemistry is impossible to deny. But the world of crime, violence and manipulation not only makes it impossible for them to come together, it threatens to drag both of them under.

Opening the first page is like stepping back in time. The prohibition period reveals itself in all its sparkle, desperation and glory. The author has done her homework and masterfully lets the scenes come to life through carefully and cleverly dropped details, which never threaten to hinder the flow of the plot. The dialogue snaps with each character's personality, and these characters definitely have personality. Not only Masie and Benny pull attention to their situations and problems, but the side characters bring in their own spice and make the tale vibrant and alive.

Every page adds to the quick pace and tosses a bit more into the plot. There's never a boring moment as the layers of intrigue, secret power plans and desperation to survive breathe from every scene. This is not a subtle tale, but lets the violence and hunger for power unfold in its chilling reality.

The ending plan lacks a little clarity, but it does it's job and promises much more excitement to come. In other words, this is a read fans of gangster history, romance and crime are sure to enjoy.



EXCERPT

Lepke.
I roll the name around in my head like a curse.
Glancing back over my shoulder toward my room, toward June, I know what I have to do.
For the most part, it suits me just fine to let people think I’m just some silly girl, some empty-headed dame. Because what it means is that they never see me coming, never suspect me of being capable of doing terrible things.
But I am my father’s daughter.
I was born to violence like a fish is born to water. It’s part of me, part of who I am. All my life I’ve watched the people around me suffer—the women most of all. It’s a fact of this life that more often than not, shots are fired, grievances aired, and warnings sent through the women around the powerful men. They are soft targets. Disposable, but cared for enough to make a point.
In this business, women are nothing more than weaknesses to be guarded and fodder to be thrown when needed. Pawns in a game we aren’t even allowed to play. It’s one of the reasons I was so glad when Mother had sent me off to private school upstate. For a few months, I’d felt normal. Safe.
Being called back to the life after losing her was like suddenly having an axe hanging over my head again. For one dark, dark moment I’d considered running away—and I might have too. But soon enough I realized that this is where I belong, even if I might wish otherwise. I have to do what I can to protect my family, what family I have left. I know my part and I can play it as well as any Hollywood starlet. I know I should be appalled, bereaved that things like this come so easily to me now. But I let that grief, and the dreams of being anything other than what I am, go a long time ago. And so I stay. Cursed to walk the fine line between hero and villain, between vengeance and redemption.
But Lepke isn’t going to get away with this. Not this time.
I drag my hand through the water, mixing in the salts, cementing my plan in my head.
As soon as I deposit June in the tub I steal away to the den to make a call.
“Hello?” Vincent Coll’s groggy answer reverberates through the receiver.
My heart stutters at the sound of his voice. “It’s Masie. I need a favor.”
“What’s up, doll?”
I hesitate, biting my bottom lip. It’s then that I notice the smear of blood on my dress.
“I have blood on me, Vinny,” I say, more to myself than him, but his tone heightens.
“Are you alright?” He’s awake now, alert and sharp.
“It’s not my blood,” I clarify. “It’s the blood of someone I care about, though.”
He calms again, “What do you need?”
“Lepke Brewer,” I spit the name, unable to quite put into words how I want him to suffer. How much I want him to hurt.
On the other end of the line there’s a deep sigh, followed by the sound of a lighter flicking and Vinny taking a long drag. Despite being someone I once cared about greatly, Vinny is a dangerously unstable man on a good day. I know he’ll do what I’m about to ask without breathing a word of it to anyone—not out of loyalty to me or sympathy for June and what had happened to her, but for the sheer opportunity to level some brutality on a rival. Most people call him Mad Dog, thanks to his reputation for being about as well tempered as a rabid animal. But to me, he’s just Vinny, the young boy who’d come to stay with us after being expelled from the Catholic Reform School his mother had abandoned him to. We’d spent our formative years together, thick as thieves and practically family, until he took up the roll as Daddy’s enforcer and hit man. He’d changed after that.
Hell, we’d both changed. And neither of us for the better.
I roll the memory of him around in my head, biting the inside of my cheek as I decide what to say next. We haven’t been close in a very long time, and that’s the way it has to be. It might have been something more once, or maybe I just wanted there to be something there that never was. He’d kissed me exactly once, and it had been enough to sear itself into my memory, only to be buried beneath piles of disappointment and choices neither of us can take back. He has to be hard to do what he does, with no weaknesses for our enemies to exploit. And if I’m being honest, it’s the darkness in him that terrifies me. Not because I don’t understand it, but because I do. I know exactly how easy it would be to allow myself to be consumed by the violence of this life—and how good I would be at it.
But that’s not the person I want to be.
Even so, here I am, about to ask him to do the dirty work for me, just so I can keep my hands just a little bit clean.
“You want him taken care of?” he asks finally.
I suck in a breath before answering. Yes, I want him dead. I want him wiped from the face of the earth so he can’t ever hurt anyone ever again. I imagine myself saying yes. I imagine myself throwing a fistful of dirt onto Lepke’s coffin as it’s lowered into the ground. And then I imagine trying to look myself in the mirror every day after that.
“I want him to hurt,” I say after a moment. “I want him to be broken to the core of him. But leave him breathing.”
Leave it to Vinny to echo my own fears back to me. “You sure about this, Mas?” he asks, taking another drag and exhaling it slowly. “It’s not going to keep you up at night?”
It’s a barb from an accusation I’d leveled at him the last time we spoke, when I’d asked how he slept at night, after all he’d done. His answer had been crude and aimed to hurt me. Mine would be much kinder.
“I suppose I will have to find a way to live with myself,” I answer, keeping my tone indifferent.
He hangs up without even saying goodbye.
I hold the receiver in my hand for a few heartbeats before returning it to its cradle. JD is being groomed to take over the family business and –despite daddy’s constant berating that he’s too soft-hearted or slow-witted or whatever insult he feels like hurling in the moment for the job—I’ve never stepped in and asked for a place in the business. I’m just the girl, after all, to be coddled and protected and mollified. I’d been surprised that he let me worm my way into the club as it’s headline singer rather than being shipped off to wherever. Now, I can’t help but wonder, if Daddy had seen me tonight, if he might rethink the line of ascension.
And I can’t help but wonder what life would be like for me if he did.




Author Bio: 
Sherry is the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
Sherry also writes contemporary romance under the pen name SJ Noble. You can find her at her official website, www.sherryficklin.com, or stalk her on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/sherry.ficklin. 



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Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone, illustrated by George Ermos


DOUGH KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS
by Dee Leone 
Illustrated by George Ermos
Sterling Children's Books
40 pages 
ages 4 and up



In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship!

In Dough Knights and Dragons, a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet serendipitously, and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But the friends are filled with sadness when, according to the law, the two must duel one another. Can the unlikely pair find a way to evade the law, save their friendship, and spread good throughout the land? Kids will devour this scrumptiously clever tale!

“Cookery and chivalry mix together well in this cream puff of a tale.” – Kirkus Reviews

"The lighthearted tone set by the clever title is reflected in the brief, buoyant, rhyming text, and further heightened by the cartoon style of the vividly colored digital illustrations." –Booklist
 



MY TIDBITS

Dragon and knight come together to form a delicious adventure with a sweetly delightful end.

When a knight runs across a cave filled with cooking and baking supplies, he does the only thing he can—cooks a pot of stew. The dragon catches a whiff and both are soon feasting, baking and becoming great friends. But with the big festival coming up, where knights and dragons are forced to fight, their friendship may come to an end.

Fire-breathing dragons, valiant knights and yummy desserts—this is the recipe for a wonderful tale, and it works. Through cute rhymes, the reader follows a heart-warming friendship between a knight and dragon as they learn they have something in common: cooking and baking. Readers will lick their lips at the tasty creations these two make. The harmonious friendship simply brings smiles. When the problem arises of the upcoming festival, the characters come up with a clever solution, using the one thing that connects them. The suspense is there, but it never over powers the strength of friendship and working together.

The illustrations are bright and invite to gazing. Kids will enjoy flipping through them and following the story on their own. The characters' emotions come to life, and even the more tense moments come across clear. Of course, the desserts look good enough to take bite of.

This is a lovely mixture of adventure and food, and offers a loving message, too. Both of my kids announced this one as their favorite picture book of the year, and who am I to argue with them?



TRAILER



And here they are. . . 

The author. . . 
Dee Leone is the author of Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns (Grosset & Dunlap). Many of her stories, poems, plays and activity puzzles have appeared in children's magazines. Dee taught at the elementary level in several states and was also a gifted program aide. Dee lives in the San Diego area and is available for interview.
Visit Dee online at www.deeleone.com to see an activity kit for DOUGH KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS! Follow her on Twitter at @DeeLeone3.


The illustrator. . .

George Ermos studied illustration at the University of Lincoln. He lives in the UK.


Cover Reveal: Right Gift. Wrong Day by Natalie Decker




Right Gift. Wrong Day 
by Natalie Decker
Offsides, #1.5
Swoon Romance

YA Contemporary, Romance



COMING. . .
NOVEMBER 24th!!!





Tyler Richardson is freaking out! Not only did he invite his new girlfriend to meet his entire family, this is also the day they will exchange gifts. But what do you get a girl after dating for only two weeks? Should he listen to his friends and just give her a card, or should he ask for a second opinion?
Layla can’t believe she agreed to have dinner with Tyler and his family. What if they don’t like her? To make matter’s worse, they agreed to exchange Christmas gifts. The boy already has everything. And what if she gets him something that’s nicer than what he gets her? That would be really awkward. Asking him what he would like is completely out of the question. Maybe she should ask his friends for help.
After a rocky start, Tyler and Layla’s relationship is everybody’s relationship goals. But can Tyler and Layla survive the holidays without losing their cool?
RIGHT GIFT WRONG DAY is a hilarious companion novella to RIGHT TEXT WRONG NUMBER from Natalie Decker.


And here she is. . .
Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series and the Scandalous Boys series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn't her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She's a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she's not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she's off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!
Find out more visit: www.authornataliedecker.com 


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