Sunday, July 22, 2012

Best Ever Summer Blog Tour Week 8!

On the tour today we are discussing our favourite quotes from our books and I'm thrilled that Angie is here to share some of her favourites with us!!  She runs a review site at  Love Romances and More  

Welcome Angie!!


Favorite quotes from my books… Well as a non author, I have a hard time answering this question, so this week I am going to focus more on what I tend to say as a reviewer – and what I really mean!

I think my all time favorite line in my reviews comes with “Tug at the heart.”  I love books that make my heart FEEL something.  I want books to remain with me way past the last page.   Good tugging or bad, crying or laughing, tugging at my heart is the way to make me want more.

Another phrase I tend to use is that it is a great beach read – something else I want readers to know before they pick up the book.  To me a great beach read is light hearted, easily put down and picked back up without feeling the need to re-read the last chapter.  I love to bury myself into a book, but being able to come and go from the scenes is what makes a book great for vacation, when I want to be up for anything and to roll with good times! 

Flowing off the page is another great line I tend to use over and over… I want books that just seem to keep going on and on before you want to take a break from reading.  If a book keeps me reading LONG after I should be asleep – or working, etc. Then it meets my criteria for a great book AND flowing from the pages.  Some authors have this talent and leave me jealous of their talents.

I am sure there are many more things I use as a I review, but these three tend to stick out.  If I had to quote myself for the real life chatter – I think my favorite phrase has become “I don’t know” it is so much easier to not know than to be quoted later!

To end, I will leave you with two of my favorite quotes of all time.

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

“If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.” – Lemony Snicket


Do you have a favourite quote from a book...or a favourite book that you love to reread? Please write it in the comments below and you will be placed in the draw for this week and the the Grand Prize Draw in a couple weeks!!!


  1. Angie, I loved all of your quotes, but 'tug at my heart' was my favorite. I reread books all the time for just that reason. I'm now rereading 'Exodus' by Leon Uris. I haven't read it in years, but I still remember the characters and they certainly 'tug at my heart'. Very informative post. Thanks, Sharon

  2. oh Gosh, if I can write a book that tugs at your heart, flows off the page and is a great beach read then I'll know I've won through! Great advice in there. And I love the two quotes at the end (it must be very dark inside a dog.

  3. One quote - ugh no - I can't think of one - I have fav characters but so far not a fav book from a romance/erotic novel.
    AND.. speaking of fav characters... when is Lars going to find his mate????????

  4. LOL Never fear, Rie. I have Lars cornered now ;) River's book comes out on August 17 and then I'll be concentrating on the big guy :)

  5. Hi Angie!! Your word choices are so interesting -- "Tug at the heart...beach read...flow off the page" -- it seems to be all about MOTION and the author MOVING the reader somewhere. Great post, such a cool point of view. Good for me to hear as an author. Thank you.

    Corinne, your blog is so wonderful - it makes me blush! ;-)