Boys of Fallout Series

We’re beautiful even when we let these scars show… Danny ‘Madman’ Maddox isn’t supposed to make Skylar Haze’s heart beat out of rhythm. At least not anymore. She hasn’t seen that boyish face, always covered in a five o’clock shadow, … Continue reading

Faded Perfection – Release Blitz

Seconds. That’s all it takes to have everything ripped away from you. No one knows this better than Adam Beckerson and River Ahlers. Each is fighting a losing battle with the death of Bobby and the fallout it causes. Adam … Continue reading

Cover Reveal – Supercross Me by Cheyenne Young

Hana thought that love was all she would need to get through a long distance relationship, but fame had another thing in mind when Ash Carter became the hottest rookie on the Supercross circuit. It’s been five months since Hana … Continue reading

Adult Contemporary Romance

Not all cures are black & white; not all cures save us. Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her where ever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At twenty she’s lived in over … Continue reading

Beautifully Flawed Series

Love’s a risky game, especially when you’re the prize… Bobby Beckerson is the American All-Star hockey player—he’s the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he has everything but the one girl he wants: River … Continue reading

Beautifully Flawed Series Announcement

FORGET WHAT YOU HAD PLANNED. PLAN SOMETHING BETTER. I’m sure there’s some readers out there who are wondering what the heck I am thinking. I released Flawed Perfection over a year ago, and since then, have remained almost completely silent … Continue reading

Now Available – Finding the Cure

I’m excited to say that my newest novel, Finding the Cure is available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble in ebook and paperback form, Kobo and Google Play in ebook only.  But it’s not only my book birthday–but it’s also … Continue reading

Calling All Bloggers!

Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her where ever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At twenty she’s lived in over ten different states, all because of her dad’s career in medical research. … Continue reading

Review – To the Sea

To the Sea (Follow your Bliss, #1)To the Sea by Deirdre Riordan Hall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overall 4.5 star

-Book Description: 3.5

-Cover: 4

-Plot: 4

-Creativity: 4

-Grammar: 4.5

-Simile Use: 4 (minimal usage)

-Description: 3

-Show Not Tell: 3.5

To the Sea is the debut novel of New Adult Author, Deidre Riordan Hall, and it will certainly leave you happy and with a smile on your face. The book description, honestly, did not draw me in. Perhaps, I have a small attention span, but with a description that long, I got lost somewhere in the middle. I like short, concise blurbs that draw me in. Still, something about it caught my attention. I wanted an easy read, so I clicked buy, and that was what I received. Not only that, but the cover is so pretty! Each cover in this series has an easy cohesiveness that draws you in. The novels each have warm covers, and you can imagine yourself there. The plot of this novel, is not like one I’ve read before. It was nice to read a New Adult novel that smoothly mixed the physical aspects of relationships, working life and captured human emotion so well. Many New Adult novels I’ve encountered focus on sexual expatiates that leave the other interactions feeling emotionless and dull, because that’s the core of the story. That was not the case with To the Sea. The one thing that felt slightly forced, at times, was the word choices for the inner monologue. The first chapter was filled with flowery words, and while they are a part of my own repertoire and make sense for the MC’s background, it left me with a feeling of trying too hard. It’s very clear that Ms. Hall is an extremely talented author, and, in my humble opinion, those ‘fancy’ words aren’t necessary. In fact, they distracted from the story and pulled me out of the novel at times. If you like books with a lot of description, then this book will be something you will love even more than I did. I don’t personally find a need to know exact details of the salad the character is eating, unless it’s important to the story line. That being said, the descriptions were well written, unique and were not similes or cliques; I just found myself skimming over many of them. Working directly with show not tell, the amount of description led to the lower rating here. Overall, this book demonstrated Ms. Hall’s writing skills, editing skills and ability to create an easy read the pulls at the heart strings. The book was the perfect balance of real life, lust and love, all which led me to say 4.5 stars. With a bit less description and more show not tell, this book could be a perfect 5 stars, but both of these are unique to my tastes. Now, pick up this book, and Find Your Bliss!

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Winter Warmup Blog Hop

As a part of this blog hop there is a giveaway sponsored by me of an author swag pack and a grand prize of a $75.00 gift card from the blog hop host  http://www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com Author Swag Pack: a Rafflecopter giveaway … Continue reading