Thursday, 23 November 2017

Color of Love Blog Hop 2017 – @EmpiBaryeh @KiruTaye @NanaPrah #CoLHop2017 #coloroflovehop

It is on, people! I'm talking about the 2017 edition of the COLOR OF LOVE Blog Hop co-hosted by Empi Baryeh (me), Kiru Taye, Nana Prah, and Love Bites and Silk.This year's hop is on from today 23 November to 3 December, 2017.
As always, we're celebrating People of Color in romance and offering you a chance to discover new books and new authors, as well as giving you a chance to win prizes.We have 30 blogs participating this year, each featuring an interracial or multicultural romance book!

This year, we're doing things a little differently. We've separated the cash and book prizes so more people can win:

First of all, we’re introducing daily book prizes. Be sure to comment on blog posts and join the conversation on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE for a chance to win one of our 24 book prizes.

We're giving away the following grand prizes!
  • 1st prize $50 GC
  • 2nd prize $25 GC
  • 3rd prize $15 GC
  • 4th prize $10 GC

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: The Bookshop on Autumn lane by Cynthia Tennent

Hi everyone! It's PC&B time again (hmmm...still working on it, guys). We read The Bookshop on Autumn lane by Cynthia Tennent, and as usual you get 3 reviews for the same book (links to the other reviews at the bottom).

While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop, free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her.  Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible… 
But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious… 
 Trudy’s never been  the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Playing With Words: Everyday vs Every Day #GrammarTips

Hi folks!
Some of you might remember I used to do a Wednesday Weekly post called "Word Wednesday".  I have decided to resume those posts, but I'm now calling it Playing With Words, which I think opens up the possibilities. I may be wrong - time will tell.
So for my inaugural "Playing with words" post, I chose to look at "everyday" vs "ever day". If you're like me, then your default position is it's one word. Apparently not! 

Here's the 411

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

2017 Color of Love Blog Hop sign-up #CoLHop2017 #coloroflovehop @empibaryeh @kirutaye @nanaprah

Happy month of November!

Do you know about the Color of Love Blog Hop? It's the annual event where we celebrate colour and diversity in romance. This year's event is from 23 November – 3 December, 2017.

Here's what can do to take part in the event:
  • SIGN UP at our event page (or go directly to the linky link page). If you're running a blog giveaway, indicate if your giveaway will be country specific (e.g. US or UK only) or international (INT) when you sign up.
This is what you get for donating:
· Donate $5 and have one social media entry included in the rafflecopter options.
· Donate $10 and have two social media entries included in the rafflecopter options.
· Donate an eBook and have your book cover featured on the Love Bites and Silk side bar throughout the event.
Note that since this event is about celebrating interracial and multicultural romance novels, all books donated and featured need to feature at least one main character who is a person of color.

Permission to share and promote is granted and encouraged.