Where Did the Month Go? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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3d-person-sit-pile-books-reading-book-26141531Where on earth did April go?  It seems like yesterday that the first of April was just approaching and now its almost over.  With the arrival of May, spring finally settles in and we can see summer edging towards us.  What a lovely time of the year!

Spring is a month rich in fertility, new growth, new beginnings are everywhere.  There’s an almost luxurious feel to this time of year.  So it seems with the books releasing as well.  What authors and stories have me over the moon?  Truth and Tenderness from Tere Michaels, the end of her Faith, Love & Devotion series, an all time favorite of mine.  I am savoring every line and paragraph not wanting it to end….it’s truly marvelous.  Joy Lynn Fielding’s Blowing Off Steam has me singing her praises and that of this incredible story too! Barb is loving The Tales of the Curious Cookbook series including Lost Along The Way by Marie Sexton!  Paul loved Amber Kell’s Unexpected Alpha, a book whose proceeds go to The Autism Society of Washington,  so check that out, including the author’s note at the end.  An Intrepid Trip To Love by Charlie Cochet brought a 5 out of 5 stars from Stella while Hoarfrost, in Jordan L. Hawk’s Whyborne and Griffin series, is a favorite of Mika‘s.  If you haven’t already entered that contest, find it here, along with our author review.  Sammy is busy reading and writing as is BJ, more from them soon!  And I have the first in the Round Two stories from the Pulp Friction 2015 Altered States connected series for you this week as well.  More great books are on the horizon and we can’t wait to tell you about them.   What a great way to  end the month of April!

So stay with us all week, here is our schedule along with some favorite covers….

This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Blowing Off Steam coverLost Along the Way coverUnexpected Alpha Amber kell coverFoolish Encounters cover

Sunday, April 26:

  • Where Did The Month Go? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, April 27:

  • Where There’s Smoke by Cari Z Tour and Giveaway
  • E.E Montgomery’s ‘Just The Way You Are‘ virtual tour – contest
  • A Stella Review: Family of Lies: Sebastian by Sam Argent
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Foolish Encounters Anthology
  • A MelanieM Review: Dead Blind by Lee Brazil (PF 2015)

Tuesday, April 28:

  • A Paul B Review: A Good Deed Done by Pelaam
  • A Mika Review: Scarred Souls (Scarred Souls #1) by T.T. Kove
  • A MelanieM Review: Blowing Off Steam by Joy Lynn Fielding
  • Best Covers of April 2015
  • Best Books of April 2015

Wednesday, April 29:

  • Morticia Knight ‘Justice Prevails‏’ Tour and Contest
  • In the Book Spotlight: Dreams of the Forgotten by Lexi Ander (excerpt and contest)
  • Lisa Oliver’s The Biker’s Omega Tour and Giveaway
  • Barb, A Zany Old Lady Review – Lost Along the Way (Tales of the Curious Cookbook) by Marie Sexton
  • A Mika Review: Crossed Hearts by K. Vale

Thursday, April 30:

  • Jayson James – How It Was Supposed to Be book blast and contest
  • In the Spotlight: K. Vale ‘Crossed Hearts‘ and contest
  • A Paul B Review: Unexpected Alpha by Amber Kell
  • A MelanieM Review: The Line by Angel Martinez

Friday,May 1:

  • MelanieM Review: Truth and Tenderness by Tere Michaels
  • A Stella Review: An Intrepid Trip to Love by Charlie Cochet
  • A MelanieM Review:  Emerald Keep by A Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder
  • A Mika Review: I’m The Guy You Hate by Isa K.

Saturday, May 2:

An Aurora YA Review: Once Upon a Time in America (The Knight Cycle #5) by Michael J. Bowler

Scarred Souls coverEven the Innocent coverIm The Guy You Hate cover

A Good Deed Done cover

 

 

 

A Mika Review: More than Anything by T.T. Kove

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Rating: 4.5 star out of 5 stars

More Than Anything coverArriving home after work one evening, Jørgen sees a young man who looks adrift and out of place—and who promptly has a seizure on the sidewalk. Jørgen takes care of him until the seizure passes and then, not knowing who to contact, takes care of him for the night. After giving the kid, Geir, a ride home the next morning, he expects that to be the end of it.

He doesn’t expect Geir to be a student at the vocational school where Jørgen works as an electrician. He definitely does not expect to be drawn to Geir time and again, to want things that will never be possible for two people with more obstacles between them than can ever be overcome.

This was a first for me by this author. I truly enjoyed this book. I was taken aback by some things, but I have to remember that there are rules outside North America. LOL. 

I didn’t know how I would feel about a 16 yr old being in a relationship with a 22 yr old, but T.T. Kove surely wrote it beautifully.

Geir was so amazing; all he wanted was a mate. I found myself tearing up whenever he would talking about being lonely, hell they didn’t tease him for being gay, no, these insensitive ass children teased him for having Epilepsy something he has no freaking control over. I was so pissed off at every push, hit, taunting. I know a book has affected me when I want to step inside Geir’s school and deal with the bullies instead of him. I was mad as hell his father left his 3 weeks out the month for work. I understand him having to have a job, but not noticing anything about your only child until he got hit in the face was crazy.

I don’t have children yet, and I am the first to not judge a parent but really liked he was super lonely, and the first person to show him an ounce of kindness outside of family was the tragic boy himself Jorgen. I know he isn’t a boy, but when he was, no one protected him at all. Reading that letter he wrote to Geir literally broke me in to pieces. 

Both of these guys stepped outside themselves and decided to trust each other.

I like Daniel & Thomas. I wish we had more fathers, uncles, and role models like this in the world. 

I had a couple of issues but they were my personal beliefs so I couldn’t factor those into my rating. Why not 5 stars? Well I really wanted to know more about Kay, since he was brought up more times. I also would have liked an epilogue. What is happening since Geir moved it? At the end of the day I truly loved this book, I devoured it and surely I want more. Can’t wait for book 2.

Cover Art by T.T. Kove. I actually liked the cover a lot. I liked that it showed Geir right in his moment; it showed him going forward in his life.

Sales Links:  Less Than Three Press       All Romance (ARe)       Amazon        Buy It Here
Book Details:

ebook, 380 pages
Published September 24th 2014 by Less Than Three Press LLC
original titleMore Than Anything
ISBN139781620044292
edition languageEnglish
seriesMore Than Anything #1
charactersJørgen Lister, Geir Berger settingSmall town (Norway) (Norway)