New to the area

Thank you so much to the lovely ladies of Everybody Needs A Little Romance for welcoming me to your little family.  I am so excited to be here!

My name is Tina Marie and I can not imagine a world without books.  I love to read and have since I was a little girl.  I’m married and have 2 beautiful children; an 8 year old girl, who swears she speaks animal and will probably live with us for a long, long time, and a 6 year old boy whose main goal in life is to send me to an early grave.  I swear when I die I’ve already made it known that my tombstone should just read Stephen because he will be the death of me.  I, also, work full-time in an oncology office.  I love my job and can’t imagine ever doing anything else.  Honestly, people hear oncology and think my job is depressing, but I can tell you it’s the exact opposite. I have learned so much about life from my patients and am thankful daily to have met them.  Not to mention the amazing staff of nurses and co-workers.  Our patients are treated with respect and a healthy dose of laughter.  With that being said, life is hard and if it wasn’t for these wonderful authors sharing their gift of storytelling I would go stark raving mad.  I read to escape and I escape a lot.

My journey into the world of book reviewing started because I read so much that I found myself picking up books and trying to remember if I had read them, yet.  So, I decided to start posting reviews just to help me remember what I’ve read and what it was about.  I had no idea that reviewing just to organize my own little reading world would one day lead me to all of this.  I am with another blog a few times a week and am excited to review here 3 Sundays a month.  I have met so many wonderful people and am so fortunate to get chat with such talented people.

TH Snynder & Lance Jones

This past weekend I went to my very first author event in Cleveland, Ohio.  I was lucky enough to go with my sister and 3 very good friends.  I haven’t stopped talking about it since I’ve been home.  That’s me in the raspberry colored shirt between Lance Jones (super sweet and sexy model/athlete) and T.H. Snyder (author extraordinaire).

If you have never attended an author event I totally recommend it.  It was amazing and so much fun!  I not only met a ton of new-to-me authors, but I learned of more than a few books that need me.  Needless to say, since I’ve been home Amazon loves me!  What the hubby doesn’t know won’t hurt him, right?

My first book review will be posted on Sunday and I need opinions.  Is there a genre that you prefer me to review?  Indie authors?  More established, mainstream authors?  Series reviews starting with the first book, working my way up each Sunday?  What do you want?  Your wish is my command.  Help me to help you.  Yes, I’m channeling my inner Jerry Maguire.

Thank you for having me today.  I’m really looking forward to things to come and please don’t hesitate to let me know what you want.