Just Add Spice by Carol Wyer on Tour November 2013
Book DetailsGenre: Romantic Comedy Published by: Safkhet Soul Publication Date: 25th July 2013 Number of Pages: 184 NOTE: Explicit sexual scenes Purchase Links:
Escape from reality comes in patent-leather Prada kneeboots Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing class proves to be an adequate distraction with its eccentric collection of wannabe authors and, of course, the enigmatic Jason, who soon shows a romantic interest in her. Dawn pours her inner frustrations into her first novel about the extraordinary exploits of Cinnamon Knight, an avenging angel -- a woman who doesn't believe in following the rules. Cinnamon is ruthless and wanton, inflicting suffering on any man who warrants it. Little does Dawn realise that soon the line between reality and fiction will blur. Her own life will be transformed, and those close to her will pay the price.
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Carol E. Wyer is an award winning author whose humorous novels take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. Her best-selling debut novel 'Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines' won five awards for humour. 'Surfing in Stilettos' which follows the further adventures of Amanda Wilson as she attempts to inject some fun into her life, was a Costa Award nominee. Safkhet Publishing released 'How Not to Murder Your Grumpy' June 1st 2012, the first of three books in a 'Grumpy' series. Carol has featured on numerous shows discussing 'Irritable Male Syndrome' and 'Ageing Disgracefully'. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Woman's Weekly' and on-line magazines. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post and author website Indies Unlimited. She is a signed author with ThornBerry Publishing and Safkhet Publishing.
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From My Perspective:
This was my first read of author Carol E Wyer and it was most enjoyable. I read Just Add Spice in one day...Woo Hoo! I love a fun fast read.I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of the book. Dawn Ellis was your everyday housewife whose life was invested in raising her son, caring for the home, preparing meals for the much too involved husband with his work. But as always happens, the kid grew up and was leaving home. As sometimes happens, the husband found other avenues of interest and grew apart from his wife. Dawn had grown her own interests as well; she was taking a writing class in hopes of writing a novel. Wanting to really connect with her main character, she hired a trainer and began to exercise, toning up an learning kick boxing.
I loved Dawn's journey and her growth from ordinary housewife to a strong, healthy and successful woman. As a writing student, we were treated to bits and pieces of her novel where Cinnamon Knight was the main character and the kind of woman, Dawn wanted to be. We got to read Dawn's award winning story, winner of the Green award. Dawn was a great character who had room to grow and change and she was very likable.
The only thing that slightly bothered me about this book was the fact so many characters had dealt with the wrong kind of men. Unfortunately, a lack of morals seems to be on the rise, from both men and women.
It was an enjoyable read and the author has offered a free E-copy of the book to one lucky winner/reader of this blog. Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Meanwhile, I've rated this read as 4 WINKS.a Rafflecopter giveaway