Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway For SPIES R US by Amber Malloy

Spies R Us
Amber Malloy

General release: February 2, 2016

Genre: Erotic Action Adventure

Publisher: Totally Bound

The top African American spy, Eden Morgan, was living the good life…
Days away from permanently leaving the spy game, Eden Morgan plan of being a stay at home mom goes up in smoke. Number one on the Russian hit list, Eden must leave her beautiful family and figure out who’s trying to kill her.
Unfortunately, her agency burns her status, so what should have been only weeks on the run turned into years. Instead of accepting her fate, Eden claws her way from the dead to save the next people on the Russian’s hit list… her kids. However, after three years missing, her homecoming isn’t well received. She finds that her awesome husband has moved on with a perky school teacher; not to mention her twins barely remember her. With a good idea who’s behind the plot to kill them, Eden must navigate car pool lanes, bitchy moms, and one angry, sexy husband.
By definition, Vann Morgan was charmed. One gorgeous wife and twins, and the most difficult thing in his life was reconstruction of his Chicago brownstone. Unfortunately everything changes when his lovely wife disappears and no one but him seems to care. After some years, Vann makes a new normal as a single dad, but his routine is blown apart when his long lost wife comes back. Unable to trust Eden with his heart, he soon uncovers that everything surrounding her disappearance was all his fault.

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About the Author

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn't pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn't legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she's not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he's faking his French accent.


Twitter @authambermalloy

Top Ten Spy Movies

Spy movies leave the audience on the edge of their seats wanting more. This genre will always hold a classical feel that stands the test of time. Anything can happen and anything usually does. The formula can be different each time—or the same tried and true. Can you guess which franchise I’m talking about?

 Since we all would love to save the world from imminent danger without super powers, this task would probably be impossible. However, spy movies allow mere mortals extraordinary skills in the worst of situation. 

10. Mission Impossible and 007—These two franchise are old throw backs that were almost left off. Sometimes the series hits it out of the park, like Sky Fall and Casino Royal, or falls flat like MI-2. These oldie but goodies are a tie since we know exactly what we are getting into when we sit down to watch them.

9. Haywire (2011)—Not the best acting but the fight scenes are worth it. I’m all for girl power and Haywire definitely provides that. 

8. Bourne Identity —Also a franchise, but the modern ‘flip’ shakes things up a bit more then Mission Impossible and 007.

6. Salt (2010)—Angelina Jolie revisit her spy roots in this movie with grit. It was good enough to watch a sequel.

7. All the President’s Men (1976)—The only movie on the list that doesn’t have spies but is about spying. I couldn’t resist adding this to the list, because the acting is awesome and there still a whole lot of intrigue.

5. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)—This movie has action, romance, and humor. It even has Vince Vaughn in his first ‘not that annoying but still kind of annoying’ role. 

4. Three days of the Condor (1975)—Another Robert Redford throwback that doesn’t end the way a spy movie should … or maybe it does. Trust me and put it on your Netflix list to find out. 

3. Safe House (2012)—This movie, with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, is a tricky spy movie in which the audience couldn’t care less who they should root for. Usually we want the good guy to win, but that bad guy seems to be all right, too. 

2. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)—This one is a hoot. Sam Rockwell knocks this mind-blowing ride out of the park. In fact, this movie was so good that many people had to ask if the dude from the Gong Show really was a spy or not. 

1. Argo (2012)—Another must see, this Ben Affleck film was good from beginning to end. This one is even based off of a true story. 

When Mommy's A Spy

Moms have to wear many different hats—chef, nurse, chauffer, and maid are custom built into the job. Eden Morgan is a kick ass mom who wanted to give up her life as a spy … that’s right, this new mom was a spy. What happens when a strong woman desires a different life? First we have to ask why this mom wanted the old one. 

In business, dominant women can be viewed as sexless bitches. It is the weaker persuasion who are in need of a good, strong man to keep them in check. In other words, can women be bad asses while being soft, cuddly mothers? Sure! What title can be used other than double agents? With so many balls in the air, why can’t the woman who hunted down the bad guy be the same person to potty train a toddler? 

Without question men are allowed to be anything their heart desires. Father, spy, Agents of Shield, even president—the sky is the limit and no one questions their masculinity or whether they can do it all. Women, on the other hand, don’t have it so easy. Motives are questioned, as is whether she can raise a family and work a high priority job. Even after seventy years women’s rights are still a hot topic … why?  

Eden Morgan came from the generation in which women could have it all. A spy for a secret sect, this bad girl was saving the world. However, once she ran into Vann Morgan all of that changed. Soft in all the right places, she can shoot a gun and kill a man with her bare hands, so why would she give it all up? People change. What may have been a hard exterior was always a soft inside, and why not? The perception that women have to be hard as nails in such a position is a farce. Real life spies wouldn’t be able to walk around with that Angelina Jolie pout. In zero point two seconds she would be shot upon entering the room. There has to be some type of likeability to make a woman spy work. 

Vann Morgan had no idea his wife was a shoot ’em up, bad ass. He believed he married a sweet hot thing, who wanted to have his babies … and guess what, she did. Eden felt she married the sexy guy who showed her something that she wasn’t aware she wanted—stability, house, and a family. Spies R Us is about releasing the past to allow the good of the new to arrive. Unfortunately, it’s messy much like life tends to be. 

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