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Blog Tour | Billionaire’s Bet by Adelia Burke

Hello everyone!

This is my stop for the blog tour for a book of Adelia Burke who recently published another sweet romance, Billionaire’s Bet. This tour is taking place on blog from 30th November to 5th December. So make sure you guys check out the rest of the tours’ stops too! I’d like to thank Delaney Earl for inviting me to join this awesome book blog tour’s too.

Check them out!

Title: Billionaire’s Bet

Author: Adelia Burke

Genre: Romance / Clean Romance

Publication Date: November 2020

Pages: 119

Available formats: eBook and print, KDP

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Billionaire’s bet follows a four friendship of Ben, Matt, Rob and Nate, who dealing with a ridiculous bet where they have to work at average grade community leaving all the fame and luxury behind for 6 months. Ben was eager to win the bet and he was trying hard to survive. He finally gets a job as a mechanic and to be his fate, he met Delaney. He had crushed on her. Their love cute love story begins in progress where Ben secretly helped Delaney with his money. Will Ben lose the bet and win Delaney’s heart?

QUOTES

It was a hard fact to swallow, but helping others gave deep satisfaction.

You’re just as worth to receive help as those you help.

The potato was rock hard, but the inside is delicious

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adelia Burke (Deb Earl) was born in Reno, Nevada. She is married and has three married daughters and two grandchildren. She has been an avid reader all of her life with a vivid imagination.
She has been involved in family history research for many years and decided to incorporate that into her writing in some of her books. It makes for some interesting stories.  She absolutely loves to throw in twists in her books.
Her interests include running, gardening, and traveling. She is a home-schooling expert!

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REVIEW

Have you ever thought how a billionaire could survive in a middle-grade community because of a ridiculous bet?
Check out my full review of Billionaire’s Bet here.

GET YOUR COPY NOW!

You may also can win a FREE ebook copy to download of this honey sugar sweet romance read by filling your contact information to join the VIP Club at www.Adeliaburke.com

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Till next time!

Lea

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Book Review | Billionaire’s Bet by Adelia Burke

INFORMATION

Title: Billionaire’s Bet
Author: Adelia Burke
Publication Date: 16th November 2020
Publisher: Kindle
Pages: 119

My Rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Summary

Billionaire’s bet follows a four friendship of Ben, Matt, Rob and Nate, who dealing with a ridiculous bet where they have to work at average grade community leaving all the fame and luxury behind for 6 months. Ben was eager to win the bet and he was trying hard to survive. He finally gets a job as a mechanic and to be his fate, he met Delaney. He had crushed on her. Their love cute love story begins in progress where Ben secretly helped Delaney with his money. Will Ben lose the bet and win Delaney’s heart?

Review

Billionaire’s Bet was an okay read for me. Not going to lie, it’s a little cliche with the billionaire life, but, I love the originality of the story. It seems to have it’s own story plot. Having someone who used to live in luxury and fame suddenly had to live on their own, it’s kinda different for me. However, the bet doesn’t seem realistic to me so I found it a bit funny and ridiculous. But, the ending definitely shocked me! I was never expecting that.

I personally love the characters. I love how cute Ben and Delaney was. They’re perfect each other. The side characters also compatible and makes the story lively. I adore the setting because I can dive into two different worlds, in fact, it happens in our lives.

Overall, I’d like to say that I enjoy reading this story. I love clean romance. I think this perfect read for someone who was looking for something light and sweet. It’s perfect for one-sitting reading because it is short stories. So, I’d RECOMMEND this book.

I’d like to thank Adelia Burke and Delaney Earl for sending me an eBook copy in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you so much for reading my review. Till next time.

Lea

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Book Review | Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror

INFORMATION

Title: Cuckoo Song
Author: Frances Hardinge
Publication Date: 19th April 2016 (first published May 8th 2014)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 432

My Rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Summary

Cuckoo Song is about a girl named Triss who involved in a mysterious accident and she’s been delirious every night, doing something weird, always hungry and strange things happened to her afterward. Everything actually, wasn’t a dream. Her sister hates her, her parent seems to hide something about her brother’s death and she learned Triss is not Triss. She change into something else. As she wanted to find the truth, the situation became complicated.

Review

It’s such a creative spine-chilling horror story. Full of psychics & mysteries, a well-combined elements to make the story spook with horrors. Not going to lie, it’s a bit confused & slow at the beginning, but the missing puzzles are put back in pieces from time to time. However, pass half of the chapter, the horror has partially vanished and I think more fantasy-like plot took over and the suspense almost gone. It’s a bit of a disappointment but, I’d praised the counter back to make it back in sense.⠀

I adore by the characters. They played different personalities but something meaningful between the characters. For intense, Pen hates her sister because Pen thought Triss always faking her illness to get their parent’s attention but Pen learned to love Triss when she know the truth. I think there’s a message that we can learn from it. It’s also about family, loyalty and trust. I love how the author concluded the ending. It’s beautiful.

Overall, I truly enjoyed myself reading this book and it’s a perfect Halloween read since the setting was in mid-autumn. If you are looking for a spine-chilling Halloween read, I’d 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐃 this book.⠀

Thank you so much for reading my review. Till next time.

Lea

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Book Review | This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

INFORMATION

Title: This Savage Song
Author: Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #1
Publication Date: 16th May 2017 (first published June 5th 2016)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 468

My Rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Summary

This Savage Song is about the heirs of divided city where the violence begun to breed monsters. Kate Harker wants to be a ruthless like her father who lets the monsters roam free and keeps them as slaves while August wants to be a human like his father, a good-hearted and protecting the innocent but, August is a monster. A Sunai that can steal a soul with music. Kate got kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home where she’s finally met August who tried to keep his identity, but Kate discovered his secret, and after a failed assassination attempt, they must flee for lives.

Review

3 words; Savage, Dark and Unpredictable!

This gonna be my fav DUOLOGY because I freaking love it! I love the writing style, so neatly dramatic and I enjoyed it so much. It’s much like a music lyric, divided into 4 verses and each verse have its own adventure. And prelude helps me understand better what the book is about. I do enjoy the alternate POV of the characters.

I immediately fell in love with the world, so gritty as I devoured into it. It is so innovative and original. I admit that the plot is a little bit slow at first, but the pace is so dynamic and make it so unique, amazing and unpredictable and the characters are also compatible. I love the development of the story from each chapter as it getting tensed from time to time.

As for the characters, I love how Kate survives and confront the reality. It’s make me realize that there’s no such thing as ‘safe’ in their world. And August definitely my new baby. I love how innocent and strong he is. He’s the only monster that appoints as a hero. The Sunai that tried hard to be good-hearted as his human father.

In my opinion, this is the only book that defined what monsters are! It’s brilliantly unique and unpredictable! I hardly guess what’ll happen next. I’m not going to lie, this book is zero romance, but it’s still refreshing when Kate and August are still showing they’re still care each other. I love their chemistry, its not tightly bond, but there’s still a hate-care relationship. It’s really played my emotion. I think this is the reversed version of Tokyo Ghoul. However, the ending is quite breaking to me so I straight away go for the sequel.

I’d RECOMMEND this book if you want to dive in a dark fantasy, YA genre or if you are a FANTASY FREAK like me. YES! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this. I’m too immersed into the world, it’s so fantastic! By the chance, I’ve create a Spotify playlist called “This Savage Song” if you’re interested to check it out. WARNING!! Some of the songs are quite dark and depressing!

Thank you so much for reading my review. Till next time.

Lea

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Book Review | Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber

Young Adult, Fantasy

INFORMATION

Title: Legendary
Author: Stephanie Garber
Series: Caraval #2
Publication Date: 21st February 2019
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Pages: 419

My Rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.

Review

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems…

First thing first, I don’t know how to rate this book. It’s pretty shocking and unbelievable ending. This book is such a beautiful liar that I’ve ever read. So finally I met Legend but, I don’t believe every single word to the ending (not until I finish Finale). I’m done being tricked in Caraval! However, I enjoy reading Legendary more compare to Caraval.

The storyline is pretty similar to Caraval because the ‘fake engagement’ was the main idea I think but, I love how the story developed where there’s a twist! I truly adore the MC, Donatella. Her boldness and ruthless definitely hyped me up. Her story was more adventurous and so melancholic compared to Scarlett. She had been through a lot! I also love the new character, Jacks. To be honest, I’m looking forward for Jacks and Tella more.

As for the setting, no doubt! I love Caraval world. It’s so magical. Full of tricks, so unique. I love the combination between real world and magical world. I do feel like I was in the game too.

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Book Review | Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber

Young Adult, Fantasy

INFORMATION

Title: Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber
Series: Caraval #1
Publication Date: 30th November 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Pages: 405

My Rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.

Review

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems…

I “hate” it when my expectations got tricked. I’m not going to lie, looking and figuring out for clues is so exciting but I’m too dump. It’s sort of confusing, but the story was so magical. I got tricked a lot! It’s pretty heartbreaking and blood rush action almost at the end and yeah, everything was just a game.

I’d like to say that at the beginning was a little slow because of the introducing to the world, however it’s getting merely when the game start. It’s do feel like I was participating in the game too.

As for the characters, they’re not a really my favourites because Scarlett seems too dull for me. She’s tending to be worrisome because her love towards her sister. I love her relationship with her sister, Tella. They are truly a spellbinding sister that can’t be broken. As for Scarlett’s partner, Julian. I was hoping he’s not the male main character at first because I was hoping for the “Legend” – the Caraval master to be the one. Yeah, when Scarlett started to write the Legend a letter, I was hoping for a spice of romance between them but, I start to like him. He’s a great companion for Scarlett. I love how he’s taking care of her and annoyed her. He was so funny and reckless guy.

The game doesn’t over yet and the ending left me intrigued. It was so frustrating. The Legend identity remain mysterious. However, I love the ending, thank you so much for the ending.

If you ever thought the Caraval series is another vibe of The Night Circus, please remove those thoughts because it is NOT at all. Caraval has their own magical vibes where it is not a circus, but it is a game! A game that can get you tricked with your own feeling.

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ARC Review | Finding Home on Winslow Island by Chrissy Elliot

Contemporary Romance

INFORMATION

Title: Finding Home on Winslow Island
Author: Chrissy Elliot
Publication Date: 31st July 2020
Publisher: Kindle Edition
Format: ebook

My rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

SUMMARY

Join the residents of Winslow Island for a fun-filled, opposites-attract, sweet romance – full of piggyback rides and scrumptious baked goods.

It might be Winslow Island’s annual Matchmaking Festival, but Tessa has more important things to worry about, like how to keep her mother’s bed and breakfast in business.

Parker’s life is as precise and planned as the surgeries he performs. He’s on track for a career-making promotion – if he can improve his bedside manner.

When his mother plans a family celebration for the same weekend as the Matchmaking Festival, Parker suspects he’s in for a series of sneaky setups. But with his promotion fast approaching, he has no time for distractions – until Tessa crashes into him in a shower of glitter, wreaking havoc with his plans and his heart.

With a temper as fiery as her red hair, she’s a distraction too tempting to ignore.

Tessa is determined to resist Parker’s charms – even if his smile makes her toes curl. He’s only on the island for five days, and she won’t risk a broken heart. But with the festival in full swing, resisting Parker is proving harder than she expected, especially when he becomes the key to saving her mother’s business.

REVIEW

It’s a sweet, light, cute and clean romance, which I’m fancy of. The story was so interesting even though there’s a little bit flaw that I’ve found for example, like it’s pretty clichè but I like it. I think it’s relevant to the contemporary romance genre. I love the setting. I really hope the island exist! I also love the characters, I ship them a lot where a bright girl named Tessa meets an arrogant and cold-blooded doctor, Parker. I adore the interconnected stories between them, I don’t how many times I’m flushed every time I read their scenes. I’d say that the characters were so compatible.

If you are looking for light and breezy romance, I’d recommend this book for you to read. It’s something cute and light to pamper your heart. Anyway, the book is finally out and congratulations Chrissy Elliot!

Thank you so much for sending me an ARC for free for an exchange of my honest review

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Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

INFORMATION

Title: Kill the Boy Band
Author: Goldy Moldavsky
Publication Date: 23rd February 2016
Publisher: Point
Pages: 320

My rating(s): 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.

We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him—his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.

We were not planning on what happened next.

We swear.

Review

Kill the Boy Band is about obsessive fans of The Ruperts, who will having a concert in American soon and these girls, Erin, Isabel, Apple and I were willing to give a damn to meet them. This book so much amusing, I laughed too much, full of humors and heart-breaking at the same time. I love the plot twisting so much.

I totally love the writing style where I represent as the narrator and I do feel like I am the character of this book. I love the feeling where I myself able to immerse and dive into the situation. I something which I did really in that kind of situation. It’s feels so dreamy. I swear there’s a lot of squealing.

Overall, I really enjoy and love this book. I do feel like I’m returning back to school. I literally miss it, tbh. If you ever wanted to meet your high school favs boy band, yes, this book this for you. I recommend this for the one who really want to dive into the celebrity’s dark side as well.

Thank so much for your time to read my review. Till next time.

Lea

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A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine

Horror, Young Adult, Thriller

INFORMATION

Title: A Midsummer Night’s Scream
Author: R.L. Stine
Publication Date: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages: 249

My Rating(s): 🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

It was a horror movie that turned into real horror–three young actors lost their lives while the camera rolled. Production stopped, and people claimed that the movie was cursed.

Sixty years later, new actors are venturing onto the haunted set. In a desperate attempt to revive their failing studio, Claire’s dad has green-lit a remake of Mayhem Manor—and Claire and her friends are dying to be involved.

At first, Claire laughs at Jake’s talk of ghosts and curses. He’s been too busy crushing on her best friend Delia to notice that she’s practically been throwing herself at him. What does he know? And anyway, this is her big chance to be a star!

When shooting starts, though, the set is plagued by a series of horrible accidents—could history be repeating itself?

Review

A Midsummer Night’s Scream is such a relaxing horror read. It’s about a remake of unfinished movie – Mayhem Manor that has been abandoned for 60 years. Narrated by Claire Woodlands who been so excited because she’ll be a character of the movie. However, I thought it’s gonna be exciting and thrilling, but it’s doesn’t really reach my expectations.

I’m not going to lie that I enjoy reading this. I love the elements Stine add in. There’s horror, thriller and comedy so it was a fun read. I love the subplot that helps it being more mysterious. Stine is known as a plot twister author, so there’s a plot twist that make you need more to read. It’s so frustrating, sometimes.

As for characters, I’d enjoyed it if the interaction between between the main male and main female characters are more secure and connected each other. I found something bleak in character development.

Honestly, I was attracted by the cover. It’s too intriguing for me. Overall, I’d like to say that I do enjoy reading this book. It’s such a chilling and relaxing summer read.

Lea

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Temptation by R.L. Stine

Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy

INFORMATION

Title: Temptation
Author: R.L. Stine
Publication Date: 10th July 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 407

My Rating(s): 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

The vampires of Sandy Hollow crave the summer months. Summer means plenty of beach tourists…and plenty of fresh blood after months of deprivation. But this year the Eternal Ones have decided to spice things up with a little bet: The first to seduce a hot date of the human variety, and then turn him into a fellow creature of the night, wins.

In order to successfully turn their prey, they must take only three small sips of blood on three different nights. If they take too much blood on any night, the human will die and the bet will be lost.

The setup sounds simple enough, but things quickly get complicated—especially since each vampire is just dying to quench her thirst.

Review

The Goodnight Kiss is about a bet between the 2 vampires (Gabri and Jessica) hunting for a ‘nectar’- a human blood, obviously. Only 3 sips and then the human will became immortal. And the vampire targeting human almost every night. The Goodnight Kiss is such an introduction and the beginning story of the Sandy Hollow’s vampires. April as the main character of the Goodnight Kiss where she’s become an immortal. I thought it was a never ending vampire turning, but, the story changes from time to time.

As for Goodnight Kiss 2, I found it more interesting compared to the first story. When a human discovers about the vampire’s existence, they are seeking for revenge. And the main character is Billy, he was obsessed of vampire and believe in vampire. His friends were making fun of him not until a mysterious girl volunteered to help him. I love the intriguing feeling while reading this. There’s also some plot twist that makes it fascinating and interesting.

The Vampire Club is a short story of high school students, forming a club to hunt the vampires. In my view, this story does not necessarily added at all but, I’ll take it as a bonus read. However, I enjoyed it because of the ending. I swore it took my breath out.

Overall, I’d like to say that I really enjoy this book. I’d like to RECOMMEND this book if you love a Spooky Summer vibe. It’s also a relaxing read because it’s such a light horror reads.