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Celebrating Taking Charge

The 3rd May is pretty special – not only because I finally have a day off, or because it’s voting day. Nope, today is publication day for Mandy Baggot’s fifth novel Taking Charge, courtesy of US based Sapphire Star Publishing. Those of you who’ve been following Mandy on twitter know that today has been dubbed a non stop party day! I’ve been so excited that  I found it almost impossible to sleep last night, and yes I bought my copy at 5:10 am!! I finally get to stay in bed with the hunky Cole Ryan 😉

If the thought alone, of a hunky hero isn’t enough to entice you to buy this book, read the book blurb:

American-born Robyn Matthers is going home. With her dad in hospital, his roadhouse in ruins and the ice hockey team slipping down the league, she needs to take charge. But does she have the strength to do it? 

Cole Ryan is a hockey player on a personal mission. He’s tall, dark, hot and Robyn’s noticed! But can she trust her feelings – or his? And what will Cole do when he finds out the truth about her?

Robyn returns to Michigan and things aren’t quite the same. Her best friend has grown up and is thinking about marriage and babies, the ice hockey team is no longer the life blood of the community and her father is engaged!

When Robyn’s twin cousins drag up past events that hold painful memories for her, she and Cole are forced together. But are either of them ready to start something new?

With an ill father, a trailer trash almost step-mom and ex-boyfriend Brad desperate for another chance, does Robyn have time to contemplate a relationship? Does she really want one? And is it physically possible for two people to fall in love in just three days?

Seeing as it’s party time, I felt it was probably ok to indulge a little and am celebrating by salivating over this:

How are you celebrating Taking Charge Publication Day?


One I Missed Earlier

Paulo Coehlo is one of my favourite authors and if I’d seen this earlier I’d have added it to my ‘Introducing Book Trailers‘ post earlier. Aleph is on my TBR list for sure!

Introducing Book Trailers

I’ve only just discovered book trailers this week – yes that’s right! I too am asking myself which rock I’ve been hiding under. Authors seem to use them for different reasons; mainly to tell you about the release date of their new title or just like a film trailer, to give you a teaser and entice you to buy their book. My first book trailer was this one announcing publication day for Victoria Connelly’s The Runaway Actress.

I came across this one on The Sweet Bookshelf’s blog. She’s posted a UK giveaway for Legend by Marie Lu. This trailer is different, futuristic and techie (like a video game). I really enjoyed it and definitely made me want to read the book.

My last trailer offering is again slightly different and was posted on Sarah Pekkanen’s website. It’s for Skipping a Beat – her first book. I love the premise so I’ve bought myself a copy (coming all the way from the US of A!)

What are your thoughts on trailers? Do you watch them? Do they help you decide whether you’ll give a book a go? What kind of trailers do you like and do you have a favourite? Is so I’d love to hear from you.