#FridayFiveChallenge ~ Blow by Kim Karr #BuyorPass #Romance

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Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge, involves taking only five minutes to choose a book cover which appeals instantly. So take a few minutes, pour yourself a coffee…..and have a browse

In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

My Friday Five Day Challenge:

I searched love and came across this mind blowing cover of Blow (The Tainted Love Duet Book 1) by Kim Karr.

Book Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr kicks off a thrilling, high stakes story of self-discovery and forbidden love…

2 fatal sides.
1 epic love.
7 days to survive.

They met in the face of danger. They weren’t looking for love. They both knew better. But they couldn’t stay away, and they fell hard.

He is heart-stopping handsome, fearless—and haunted by deadly ties.

She is breathtakingly beautiful, determined—and in harm’s way.

They should have parted. They didn’t. And now time is running out. One hundred sixty eight hours. That’s all that remains. While Logan McPherson fights to save them, Elle Sterling is forced to make a choice that could change everything.

When torn between right and wrong, tainted love doesn’t have a chance…or does it?
***This is the first book in the Tainted Love Duet. The second book, CRUSH, will release on November 16th, 2015 and is now available for pre-order. BLOW is a full-length romance told in dual POV. It contains mature themes, violence, and strong language, and thus is intended for readers ages 18 and up.***

This book had 117 reviews all mostly positive. Some of the headings for the reviews were, “A true nail biter”, “Keeps you wanting more!” “Fast-paced, steamy, and romantic read.”

I gotta say this book is right up my alley and a definite BUY!!! Especially since it is free on Kindleunlimited and prime members can borrow for free!! Otherwise, it’s $3.99! Already downloaded!!! Definitely pick up your copy at Amazon!!!

If you’d like to enter next week’s challenge, and the more the merrier, check out Rosie’s blog to read about the Friday Five Challenge.

#Friday Five Challenge-Choosing Hearts by Diana Quippley

Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge, involves taking only five minutes to choose a book cover which appeals instantly. My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

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Book Description:

In years past, there lived a fierce, handsome warrior named Rogan – as heroic and mighty as any man that ever set foot upon earth. And at long last he found the love to fill his life, in the form of Alicia, the beautiful maiden of his desires.

But all was not to be happy ever after… for there came a villain, possessing supernatural abilities, who brought havoc upon Rogan’s homeland. And in the process of trying to combat the scourge, Rogan found himself banished 500 years into the future – far away from all that he’d ever known or loved.

In this modern day, Rogan stumbles through the dark, gritty alleyways of New York. With no direction and no purpose left in life, he turns to the world of underground fighting where his prowess as a warrior serves him well, making the muscular man an overnight sensation. Though his lost maiden, Alicia, forever lingers on his mind… The scars that will not fade, the memories that will not vanish…

It is not until he manages to join the local police department, that he meets the younger, headstrong girl, Julia Kincaid. She sees his wounded, broken exterior – the pain and sorrow in his eyes, and it is Julia who believes he is worth saving. In her he finds his reason for existing once again…

Yet, as is often the case in love and war, when all the chaos seems to have settled… Rogan discovers there is a chance that he may be able to return home to his original life, all those years ago, to reunite with Alicia.

*CHOOSING HEARTS is a lusty stand-alone romance novel with some scenes of passion, violence, and mature content. Inside you will learn there is happiness in life, but as always, it comes with a heavy price…*

Unfortunately, there was only one review, which was very negative.

Would I buy or pass? Pass

My personal reasons for passing is that this is a historical romance which I am not particularly found of reading. But with there being one review and it was very negative, I almost want to read it to see if it really deserves that kind of rating. Clearly, ratings such as this one can effect a book dramatically. So maybe one of you Historical Romance lovers would want to help the author out?