Release Day Blitz: Monster Chef By Margaret McHeyzer

Holly Walker had everything she’d ever dreamed about – a happy marriage and being mum to beautiful brown-eyed Emma – until an accident nineteen months ago tore her world apart. Now she’s a widow and single mother to a boisterous little 7-year-old girl, looking for a new start. Ready to take the next step, Holly has found herself a job as a maître d’ at Table One, a once-acclaimed restaurant in the heart of Sydney. But one extremely arrogant Frenchman isn’t going to be easy to work with…

Twenty years ago, Pierre LeRoux came to Australia, following the stunning Aussie girl he’d fallen in love with. He and his wife put their personal lives on hold, determined for Pierre to take Sydney’s culinary society by storm. Just as his bright star was on the upswing, tragedy claimed the woman he was hopelessly in love with. He had been known as a Master Chef, but since his wife’s death he has become known as Monster Chef.

Can two broken people rebuild their lives and find happiness once more?

I have stated before that I have had 50/50 luck with this author so when I signed up to read Monster Chef I will admit I was skeptical and almost wrote it off in my head as another one I wouldn’t either like or finish.  It looks like that 50/50 pattern is continuing but this time I really liked the book and I am so glad I gave it an honest shot.
Monster Chef is more than just another romance novel.  It is about two separate people who have lost their spouses and how they chose to deal with their loss.  Some of the most explosive feelings and passion are discovered  when the line that separates love and hate between individuals  becomes blurred and is allowed to explode.
To be blunt, Pierre earned the title Monster Chef because he can be this massive douche bag asshole.  I am so glad that I would never have to work with him in the kitchen because I most likely would end up fileting his ass.  Literally.  Holly is sweet but don’t let that sweetness fool you, she has a backbone and isn’t afraid to put Pierre in his place.  In an analogy appropriate to cooking, oil and vinegar don’t mix and to say these two clashed at times would be an understatement.  But these two also complemented each other perfectly like the finest wine to a perfectly cooked dinner, with some spice along the way.

Monster Chef has convinced me to not always write off an author if some of her books don’t work for you, because you might be surprised at how much you end up liking one that you didn’t think you would.

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**Bound by custom or unique by choice.**

There’s something about the written word that’s pure magic.

Possibly it’s the fact that there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and they can create something so beautiful or so empowering that they’re able to change our lives.

How important is it that we break suit and stretch our minds?

I like to think of myself as ‘unique’. My stories aren’t for everyone, and sometimes I may push what you believe to be ‘normal’.

Normal is subjective.

I prefer to be known as a person who’s never been ‘bound by custom’ but is ‘unique by choice’.

Until next time

Mxx

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Sale Blitz: A Life Less Broken By: Margaret McHeyzer

On a day like any other, Allyn Sommers went off to work, not knowing that her life was about to be irrevocably and horrifically altered.

Three years later, Allyn is still a prisoner in her own home held captive by harrowing fear. Broken and damaged, Allyn seeks help from someone that fate brought her.

Dr. Dominic Shriver is a psychiatrist who’s drawn to difficult cases. He must push past his own personal battles to help Allyn fight her monsters and nightmares.

Is Dr. Shriver the answer to her healing?

Can Allyn overcome the broken?


Contains distressing content. Only suitable for 18+. Standalone.

A Life Less Brokenis an extremely hard book emotionally to read.  This is not a book to read if you have any type of rape trigger, please if this is a topic that you know that you don’t like to read about then skip this one.  Just please take what I just wrote to heart.
God, what do I even say about this book?  From the start you know how horribly that Allyn suffered at the hands of her attackers.  I had tears in my eyes when I read what happened to her and then when you see how she hasn’t been able to cope just makes it all so much harder.  I had to step away from this book multiple times because of what I was reading.
When she meets Dominic, her new doctor you start to see that maybe, just maybe she can begin to live again. Slowly ever so slowly Allyn begins to battle the fears that have caused her life to just be at a standstill since her attack.  Feelings between the two begin to move past doctor/patient and that is when I started to not like the book as much.  It’s not because of their relationship but because it went from doctor treating patient to bam something else without a second thought to what would be at risk for him.
Then all of a sudden thing just go from bad to worse for Allyn, I won’t say what it is because I don’t want to give anything away but for me, that would have been my oh hell no breaking point.  It almost became over the top with the drama surrounding the truth. 

I liked A Life Less Broken but I can’t say that I loved it.  I love dark reads, rape in a book is not an issue for me, but this one just didn’t sit right with me for some reason.  I have had 50/50 luck with this author so maybe it is a case of we just don’t mesh well together or maybe it was the book itself but if you take anything from this review, please keep the warning I posted at the beginning of my review in mind if you do give it a chance.  This is one read that will stay with me for a while and not in a good way but one that will make me wish that nothing like this ever happens to any woman, ever.

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ONLY 99c

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Author Bio

**Bound by custom or unique by choice.**

There’s something about the written word that’s pure magic.

Possibly it’s the fact that there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and they can create something so beautiful or so empowering that they’re able to change our lives.

How important is it that we break suit and stretch our minds?

I like to think of myself as ‘unique’. My stories aren’t for everyone, and sometimes I may push what you believe to be ‘normal’.

Normal is subjective.

I prefer to be known as a person who’s never been ‘bound by custom’ but is ‘unique by choice’.

Until next time


Mxx

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Book Blitz: Yes, Master By: Margaret McHeyzer

This prologue contains distressing content. It is only suited for readers over 18.
 

My uncle raped me.

I was 10 years old when it started.


At 13 he told me I was no longer wanted because I had started to develop.


At 16 I was ready to kill him.


Today, I’m broken.


Today, I only breathe to survive.


My name’s Sergeant Major Ryan Jenkins and today, I’m ready to tell you my story.

A Book So HOT it is banned on Amazon

 PRAISE FOR YES, MASTER

 ‘Raw, intense, heart breaking and gripping Yes, Master is absolutely brilliant.’ 

~ Rumpled Sheets Blog

‘Exquisite, brilliant and heart wrenching FIVE STARS!!!! 
~ T.H. Snyder

‘OMG wow, I mean OMG. I knew this story would be intense, but it blew my mind. 
~ Twin Opinions

‘Ms. McHeyzer has given us characters with depth and courage and a storyline that is mesmerizing. 
~ Christina

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Banned on Amazon but kindle copies can be purchased via Smashwords

Author Bio

**Bound by custom or unique by choice.**

There’s something about the written word that’s pure magic.

Possibly it’s the fact that there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and they can create something so beautiful or so empowering that they’re able to change our lives.

How important is it that we break suit and stretch our minds?

I like to think of myself as ‘unique’. My stories aren’t for everyone, and sometimes I may push what you believe to be ‘normal’.

Normal is subjective.

I prefer to be known as a person who’s never been ‘bound by custom’ but is ‘unique by choice’.

Until next time


Mxx

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Release Blitz, Review and Giveaway: Grit by Margaret McHeyzer

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Jaeger Dalton wants the land that was promised to him. Phoenix Ward isn’t about to let anyone take Freedom Run away from her. He’ll protect what’s his. She’ll protect what’s hers. Jaeger is an arrogant ass, but he wants nothing more than Phoenix. Phoenix is stubborn and headstrong, and she wants Jaeger out of her life. Her father lost the family farm to gambling debts, but Jaeger isn’t the only one who has a claim to the property. Sometimes it’s best to let things go. But sometimes it’s better to fight until the very end. 

Jaeger oh my man Jaeger, he was hilariously clueless when it came to what women wanted but that’s what makes you love him.  He’s bossy, protective, irritating, hard headed and perfect for Nix.  I honestly was worried a couple of times that Nix might castrate him and when Sarge was giving Jaeger relationship advice that he had no hope of ever getting it right because if Sarge he’s well, he’s just Sarge.  Oh just read the book and you will understand why I said that.
Nix was not going to stand back and allow anyone including Jaeger to walk all over her. I really appreciated the fact that while she would break down and cry, she was still a strong willed woman.  She had been dealt a shitty hand thanks to her father, but she didn’t let it bring her down.  And when she needed to step up to not just save herself but someone who she cared about she did what she had to do.

You never know when you pick up a book if it is going to be one you love, like, or hate until you start to read it.  For me, books about MC’s or bikers are hit or miss, I either really love them or I flat out can’t stand them.  With Grit I loved it.  It was hilarious and sexy and overall a damn good read.  I read this in one setting and didn’t want to put it down.  I really hope that we get a book about Sarge, because I really want to get inside of his head and pants hehe.  

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 Sarge walks into the kitchen and looks between the coffee all over the fridge door, the smashed porcelain on the ground and me, chuckling.

“That went well,” he says and lets his own laughter rip from his lips. “Heard her shrieking like a banshee out in the yard.”

“She wants to go home.” I rub my hands over my eyes and try to relax, but knowing she’s pissed isn’t great for me.”

“Women are different,” Sarge says with a shrug.

“Tell me about it.”

“Sometimes it’s best to shut the fuck up and not fight ‘em.” Sarge sits in the chair that Nix was sitting in.

“You pussy-whipped?” I ask as I feel my eyebrows draw together in question.

“Hmmm.” He reverts back to normal Sarge. “Women wanna be told what to do, but you need to make it look like it’s their idea.”

“That’s fucked. She should just do what I say and be happy with it.”

Sarge shakes his head. “She’s right, you’re a dick.”

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I don’t do ‘normal’. I’ve found that the more I write, the more I like being different to other authors. I write in first person, and I love to challenge a reader. I take the normal and switch it around. For me, I really enjoy getting a reaction from a reader. So if I can evoke an emotion (regardless of if it’s the emotion the reader wants) then I figure that I’ve done my job as an author I want to be. I really quite revel in taking people out of their comfort zones and pushing them to read something different. My genre of writing is, well quite frankly, where ever my mind goes. I won’t label myself because I don’t like sticking to one genre. My goal with writing is just to take people away from whatever is going on in their lives, even if it’s only for a split second. I’m a go with the flow sort of person and don’t really take a course of action to get where I am going. I live in the moment and don’t usually worry about tomorrow because whatever life is due to bring me, I’ll be happy to accept. I love my family and friends and will help anyway I can if someone needs it. I really don’t like people that are nasty just because they can be, I don’t believe that’s necessary, I mean life’s hard enough as it is! I hope you enjoy my books, I’ve had a hoot writing them. There’s more to come….. Til next time. M xx

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