Thursday, 25 July 2013

Just Add Spice- Carol E Wyer *Part of Carol's blog tour*

Just Add Spice is a witty and entertaining summer read that will resonate with everyone out there who feels their life comprises purely of the mundane. 

Dawn is a housewife.  That had always been enough for her, especially when her son was fully reliant on her.  However, now that he has flown the nest Dawn can't help but feel that her marriage to Jim, suffering from stresses following his redundancy, is going stale.  In an attempt to regain a sense of purpose, Dawn joins a creative writing group.  Here she meets a diverse group of people that share a desire to express themselves through writing, including the uber-attractive Jason, a younger man that has all the ladies in the group swooning. 

Just Add Spice is particularly interesting as it follows not just Dawn's story, but also the book that she is writing.  We are introduced to Cinnamon, a ball-breaking, no nonsense woman that no man dare mess with!  Her far fetched escapades are in sharp contrast to the banal nature of Dawn's existence, and this makes for an engaging and appealing read.

Can Dawn draw on Cinnamon's confidence and unleash her inner goddess?  Can her marriage be salvaged?  And will she ever finish writing this blasted book that is taking up so much of her time, energy and soul?

I really enjoyed Just Add Spice, my first Carol E. Wyer read, but not my last.  Perfect for anyone looking for an injection of romance and those reassessing what they want from life, it is a thought-provoking, humorous romp that will suck you in-I read the whole thing in two sittings.  It isn't an especially long book either, so would be ideal for reading on those flights to sunnier climes or lazing on a beach.  Carol has written a touching book that manages to strike just the right balance of romance, humour and heartfelt emotion.  Give it a whirl-spice up your life!

7.5/10
Published by Safkhet, Just Add Spice is out now.  You can find out more about Carol E. Wyer and her previous books here.

You can buy Just Add Spice from the following places...
Smashwords : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/340188
DE: http://www.amazon.de/Just-Add-Spice-ebook/dp/B00E4L8U7Q/

*Carol is celebrating the release of Just Add Spice by running a giveaway here -enter for the chance to win some spicy prizes!  Good luck!*

You can also catch up on more news, reviews and interviews with Carol E. Wyer on the following blogs which are also part of the Just Add Spice blog tour...
*Rick at http://rickrainbow001.wordpress.com/ * Melanie at http://mebookshelfandi.co.uk/ *Josie at http://jaffareadstoo.blogspot.co.uk/ *Shaz at http://shazsbookboudoir.blogspot.co.uk/ *Lisa at http://bookalicious-traveladdict.blogspot.co.uk/ * Donna at http://donnasroomforreading.blogspot.co.uk * Kim  at http://kimthebookworm.blogspot.co.uk/ * Sharon at http://jerasjamboree.com/ *JB at http://brookcottagebooks.blogspot.co.uk/ * Sheryl at http://sheryls-ramblings.blogspot.co.uk/ * Chris at http://chrisjamesauthor.com/category/blog/ *

8 comments:

  1. FAB review, Kate. Thanks for sharing. Loved the book! :) xx

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    1. I know your views on the lolly scene ;)

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  2. Very nice review - well written and informative, thanks.

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    1. I really enjoyed the delicate balance between humour and heartwrenching-quite a hard skill to master!

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    1. I really enjoyed it, and also delighted to be part of the tour- what an honour to be part of such a fabulous group of bloggers.

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  4. I am over the moon that you enjoyed this book, Kate and can't thank you enough for being part of the Just add Spice tour. I am singing away now. Thank you. xx

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  5. Great review - I really enjoyed this book too :)

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