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text 2018-12-15 11:05
Book Tour & Giveaway with Author Interview! SAPD SWAT (Books #1 & 2) Nikki Mays!





HELLO! It’s the weekend and I hope everyone is having a great one. Thank you for taking time out of your day to join me here today. You will be glad that you did, since I have Nikki Mays here to tell us all about her SAPD SWAT series & I’ll be interviewing Nikki so readers can get to know her better! Let’s get started & don’t forget to enter the giveaway!





Addicted to You
SAPD SWAT Series Book 2
by Nikki Mays
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Comedy


Michelle is my addiction. She’s sweetness and light wrapped up in a delicious package. Almost as delicious as the confections she makes. Until now, I’ve kept my distance to make sure my darkness doesn’t taint her.

She’s better than a killer who sits behind a scope.


I watch her from afar. Getting dragged under her spell a little further with every sweet smile and mischievous grin. I know I’ll cave one day, give into the craving to be near her. Being in her presence is a feeling like no other, one I can’t seem to resist.


Unfortunately, I’m not the only one living under her influence. While I was watching her, someone else was watching too. But she belongs with me, no matter what anyone else wants.


Now I need to make sure she gives me my next fix of her, even if she’s too stubborn to admit she wants to. She’s my addiction, cure and redemption all rolled into one. Her soul calls out to my own. I’ll make sure she’s as addicted to me as I am to her. She’ll crave me - if it’s the last thing I do.



Book Trailer – https://youtu.be/ZxGOuMBy8Pc




Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42196260-addicted-to-you


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/addicted-to-you-book-2-sapd-swat-series-by-nikki-mays


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030463



Surrender to You
SAPD SWAT Series Book 1





Mellie has been hypnotized by a pair of gorgeous green eyes, attached to a very yummy package for months now. Unfortunately for her, her brain goes on hiatus anytime Morris Jackson is around. Looking like a bobble head whenever he asks her anything isn't the best way to go about getting a man like him interested. Not like ruggedly handsome men go for quirky, accident prone introverts like her. Plus, even if she did have a snowballs chance in hell with him, him being her brothers SWAT teammate doesn't bode well for her. A girl can dream though!




Those blue eyes sucker punched him the minute he looked into them. It felt like the ground had literally gone out from under him. Mellie is everything that he could ever want and everything that he shouldn't have. Even if he didn't know that she's too good for a guy like him, her brother would never be okay with it. He is over protective and proud of it. But at some point you have to say screw the consequences and go after what you know is meant to be yours.



Too bad someone wasn't happy for them when they found their way to one another. Someone will make sure they don't stay together by any means necessary. They'll even kill to get what they want.


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40724232-surrender-to-you


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/surrender-to-you-sapd-swat-series-book-1-by-nikki-mays


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030464





Both books are available in print or ebook

~ Addicted To You ~


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J23W7JN


~ Surrender To You ~

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Surrender-You-SAPD-SWAT-Book-ebook/dp/B07F8FVHNQ






What is something unique/quirky about you?


I count steps whenever I take the stairs. I can still tell you how many stairs are at my parents house from counting them so many times while I was growing up.



What are some of your pet peeves?


I can't standing having the radio volume at an uneven number. My husband purposely does it when he wants to annoy me.




Where were you born/grew up at?


I grew up in a small town in New Jersey. It's literally 1 square mile.




If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?


With my kids. I wouldn't leave the house. I would spend the entire day cuddled up with them.




Who is your hero and why?


I would have to say my parents. They have always been amazing and showed me what a loving relationship should be.




What kind of world ruler would you be?


If you ask my husband and kids, probably a dictator. In my defense though, I usually have to fix or clean up after everyone. It's easier if everything is done my way.




What are you passionate about these days?


Baking! I absolutely love it. I even make all of my family's birthday cakes, decorated with homemade buttercream and fondant.




What do you do to unwind and relax?


Lay in bed with a book. That's my "ME" time.



How to find time to write as a parent?


I tend to write when my kids are napping or after they've gone to bed for the night.




Describe yourself in 5 words or less!


I'm a total introvert




When did you first consider yourself a writer?


I don't think that there was any defining moment. I've always liked to write, but I never really shared that with anyone.





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Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!







Nikki Mays is a pen name that was created from her maiden name. She is a wife and mother, who lives in a small town in New Jersey. She has been with her husband for a decade and is surprised that he's still alive. She began writing as a creative outlet after becoming a stay at home mom. She decided that she needed something exclusively for herself, not just being mommy. She has two crazy boxers that love to keep that "Evil" mailman out of the yard. Besides writing and spending time with her little hellions, she enjoys cooking & baking. She has recently taken up gardening and made her loving husband plant her a mini fruit tree orchard, as well as a garden taking up half an acre. Nikki loves to be stalked by her readers and encourages all interaction.



Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NikkiMaysRomance


Twitter - https://twitter.com/nikkimaysauthor


InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/nikkimaysauthor


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/profile/nikki-mays


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Nikki-Mays/e/B071F5GPNQ


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16906251.Nikki_Mays














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review 2018-12-10 06:54
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (manga, vol. 9) by Izumi Tsubaki, translated by Leighann Harvey
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 9 - Izumi Tsubaki

(This isn't all of the things that were covered in the volume, just the things I managed to write down.)

Mikoto can't bring himself to tell Waka he owns figures and plays dating sims. The girls try to figure out how to do a proper sleepover. The Drama Club has an improv day. Waka keeps randomly falling asleep, and Seo discovers her power over him. Kashima dresses more femininely, and Mikoto kind of hopes he'll get to see Hori acting jealous. Hori realizes Kashima is physically both his ideal guy type and his ideal girl. Bonus: the volume ends with comics featuring Chiyo's little brother meeting Nozaki. He misunderstood and assumed Nozaki was a model, so he's surprised at how ordinary Nozaki is.

(spoiler show)

As a Hori/Kashima fan, my favorite part of this volume was when Kashima dressed more femininely and Hori had his revelation. Will Tsubaki go anywhere with this? Who knows.

I liked getting to see Chiyo's brother, and there were a few good moments throughout the volume, but it's probably a good thing that this was the last Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun volume in my pile, because I suspect I reached my burn-out point. It seems it's never a good idea for me to read too many 4-panel comedy volumes in a row.


(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2018-12-10 06:42
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (manga, vol. 8) by Izumi Tsubaki, translated by Leighann Harvey
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 8 - Izumi Tsubaki

(This isn't all of the things that were covered in the volume, just the things I managed to write down.)

Nozaki tries to pick a theme for a short story. Waka learns that Mikoto is one of Nozaki's assistants, the one who does the flowers and who is the unwitting inspiration for Mamiko. Kashima helps out at Ryousuke's cafe. Ryousuke meets Waka and thinks Waka and Seo are in love with each other. Mikoto and Mayu go on a group date. Seo tries to be "nice" to everyone equally. Nozaki tries to come up with extra material (sidebars) for his manga. Hori gets drunk on Kashima's brandy cake. The volume ends with several pages of 4-panel comics mostly focused on Yumeko, Nozaki's shojo fan younger sister who refuses to believe he's the creator of her favorite manga.

(spoiler show)

This volume was a bit short compared to the previous few, but still fun.

Drunk Hori was adorably loving, and he and Kashima were cute together. I realized at the end of the volume that both Kashima and Chiyo get hugs from their crushes (if you count Hori as Kashima's crush) in this volume - Hori because he's drunk and Nozaki because he's crushed that his assistants think working for him is embarrassing.

I laughed at Ryousuke's pity for Waka. Even though his interpretation of the situation isn't quite correct (Waka's feelings for Seo are complicated and debatable), Waka really is an idiot.


(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2018-12-10 05:06
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (manga, vol. 7) by Izumi Tsubaki, translated by Leighann Harvey
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 7 - Izumi Tsubaki

(This isn't all of the things that were covered in the volume, just the things I managed to write down.)

Nozaki is considering upgrading his characters' flip phones to smart phones. Hori realizes that Waka and Seo are in Nozaki's manga, as well as who they are. Miyako goes out drinking with her college friends, who still think she works as a hostess, and ends up with embarrassing pics of her and Seo's brother, Ryousuke. Chiyo and Mikoto ask Mayu to help them exercise. Waka gets set up with Seo by his teammates and learns that he can make her run away by asking her out. Nozaki wants firsthand experience with bullying for his manga. Hori doesn't realize that Kashima has his ideal legs.

(spoiler show)

I continue to enjoy this series. I love it when Tsubaki gives readers views of both what really happened (for example, Mayu saying stuff Nozaki could say to Chiyo to motivate her) vs. what others see and how they interpret it (Mayu's friends thinking he's asking a high school girl out while they're both running).

I also kind of liked getting to see more of that idiot editor, Maeno, vs. Ken, Nozaki's current editor. I can't help but wonder what sorts of experiences Tsubaki based Maeno on. Considering how awful he is, it's a wonder Ken gets anything done while he's around. I laughed at the revelation that Maeno's mangaka turn their stuff in early because they know he's a flake who probably wouldn't even think to build a cushion into the due dates he gives them. Poor Ken is forced to suffer because he's actually good at his job.


(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2018-12-10 04:56
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (manga, vol. 6) by Izumi Tsubaki, translated by Leighann Harvey
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 6 - Izumi Tsubaki

(This isn't all of the things that were covered in the volume, just the things I managed to write down.) Nozaki attempts to find inspiration for a special horror issue of his manga. Miyako's male classmate and one-time date totally misunderstands her relationship with Nozaki. Chiyo (or Sakura - I'm totally inconsistent about the name I use for her, sorry) misses Nozaki when he goes home for a bit. Nozaki pretends to be a female basketball coach. The editors at Nozaki's magazine pick a theme for a special edition. Mikoto needs a fake girlfriend to get a girl who likes him to go away. Mayu, Nozaki's 15-year-old brother, is forced to text Mikoto for hours - both of them think the other is a girl.

This was a really refreshing read. I had forgotten how enjoyable this series could be. The artwork was great, and the humor usually worked for me.

Nozaki, as usual, was entertainingly dense, and I was amused at the realization that, by this point, Chiyo probably wouldn't believe him if he flat-out told her he was in love with her and wanted to go out with her.

Hori and Kashima are my favorite possible couple, even though Kashima would probably give Hori an ulcer. I enjoy Hori's relative normality and the moments when he and Kashima almost click as a possible couple. Of them all, he's the least over-the-top character.

The part of the volume where Mayu texted Mikoto for hours was funny but seemed a bit out of character for Mayu. I couldn't believe that a guy who's generally pretty lazy wouldn't somehow find a way to bow out of a never-ending texting session.

The one part of the volume that had me going WTF was the revelation that Nozaki once wrote

a pedophile romance in an effort to push the envelope in a "love with an age gap" special manga. You'd think even Nozaki would have realized that that was going to far.

(spoiler show)


(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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