Saturday, September 14, 2013

Starlight and Stardust Reviews...

STARLIGHT, BOOK #2 IN THE PEACHES MONROE SERIES (A 4-BOOK SERIES) WILL BE RELEASED ON OR BEFORE SEPT. 5TH.

So, I fly my rockin' curves off to LA for the big Peaches Monroe (that's me) underwear shoot.

I'm nursing a broken heart from you-know-who, when along comes Keith Raven. Sexy, tanned, and nearly naked. He's my new co-model, and let me tell you, Keith is the full package with a big package (wink, wink).

My new bestie Mitchell warns me that all male models are walking disasters, but I think Keith's different. He meditates, for example. And, unlike some people, he doesn't toy with my affection.

Staying at Keith's apartment in LA and swimming in his pool is heavenly, not to mention the more intimate details of our Rebound Arrangement. What's a Rebound Arrangement, you ask? It's a fixed-length romance and a great way to turn your world upside-down.

Meanwhile, Dalton Deangelo is trying to redeem himself and win me back. He sucks at redemption, but he is charming.

Somebody please stop me, because if I keep slamming my heart like this, it's going to break.


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I got this book as an ARC and so here is my honest review.  I was so glad that I got to go straight from reading Stardust to Starlight. I enjoyed reading Stardust and was happy to have Starlight. I can’t believe how Dalton ended up treating Peaches. But I have a feeling things will turn around for them, maybe in the next book? I am pretty happy that there are two more books after this one! Peaches is off to LA to be a curvy underwear model and shoot a commercial for her new line. Things are picking up for Peaches while she is trying to mend her broken heart. She meets Keith at the shoot and they have this chemistry and Peaches ends up staying with him because she can’t go back to Dalton’s. She is forced to make some choices and you are left waiting to see what happens in the next book! But it was good and I very much enjoyed reading it. I would recommend this book but make sure you read Stardust!!! 

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. 

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There I was, minding my own business at Peachtree Books when this lunatic comes racing in the door and knocks me into his arms. I would have ripped him a new one, but he was kinda familiar, and hot. Like I-want-to-have-your-sexy-babies-now hot.


Turns out he looks familiar because I stare at his gorgeous face on TV every week. Yup, Dalton Deangelo. In the oh-so-firm flesh.

I let him hide out from the press for a while, then I thought he'd be on his way, and I could breathe normally again. But no. He found me interesting. He wanted to tag along to my cousin's wedding with me. I couldn't say no to that face ... or THOSE EYES. Before the night was through, he was saying sweet things, then dirty things. Very dirty things.

I try to keep my eyes wide open. I've made terrible, stupid mistakes in the past. But Dalton Deangelo's touch turns me to Jell-O.

I'm just a regular girl, and he's rich and famous with no body fat. The guy has a butler! So, why is he chasing me? And why can't I say no? And what is this sordid secret of his the reporters are trying to uncover?


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 I would just like to say that I really loved this book. It’s probably because I have been in my life where I was the chubby one and always had low thoughts like I wasn’t good enough and was boring. Mimi did a wonderful job in describing Peaches and how she fell for Dalton. I really liked Peaches attitude and that she would just say whatever she felt. I really liked Dalton and thought he would be a great match for Peaches because he was so charming and wanted her. The cliffhanger ending was hard but I was lucky and got to read an ARC of Starlight! I would definitely recommend this book!  Thanks Mimi for such a good book!

4.5 Stars out of 5!  

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Q. What's the hardest part of writing?
A. Usually I say it's the words. But today I'll be serious and give you a serious answer: fear. Always the fear. I'll be typing a sentence and imagine a specific person reading that sentence, and it stops me cold. It's a huge mind game to get over that stage fright. Some authors drink. I've tried a beverage or two, and it doesn't help at all, so I just have to stare down the blank page and the fear, totally sober, like a good role model. (You're welcome!)

Q. When is book 3 coming out? And book 4?
A. I haven't set a date yet. I write fast, so it won't be too long, but I need to take my time and take care of Peaches while simultaneously torturing the poor girl. Writing a series with a character that readers love so much makes me feel like Peaches Monroe is a real person, and I'm just licensed to write her story. If I don't do a great job, I worry I'll get fired. So, I'm going to try to get you more books as quickly as I can without getting fired. (Don't worry about my mental health; I hear this is completely normal for authors of series.)

Q. Where did you get the idea for this series?
A. Part of the inspiration is from that great romantic comedy movie, Notting Hill. Also, about a year ago, I wrote a book about a smart mouth waitress, and people loved the character so much. It was a YA book, and I had this weird psychic feeling (ha ha) that people might like a sassy character like that in an adult book, along with lots of sex and romance and great banter. I knew that I'd love to read a book like that, so I figured it would be fun to write, and it is!

Q. How many Peaches Monroe books will there be?
A. After Book 1 came out, I asked my readers how much Peaches they wanted. Everyone said they loved Peaches, wanted the experience to never end, and wanted many, many books. I don't usually write long series, so I decided to make it 4 books, total. That's a quadrilogy. Each one is a full-length novel with its own storyline, and the books are inter-linked.

Q. Where do you get your ideas?
A. Many of the details come from all around me. I have a friend who makes root beer and spilled it in my kitchen while I was writing Starlight, so that became a character Mitchell used to date. Peaches' clothes all come from stylish women I see around me. The phrase earth muffin, which is used a lot in Starlight, came from my Aunt Bev, who came to town briefly in July. She said the phrase, which I'd never heard before, but instantly loved. A good portion of the story is entirely made up while I'm sitting in a very plain room, facing a wall, so I don't know where all that comes from. My head, I suppose.