Thursday, June 23, 2016


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  Author Name: K.E. Belledonne 
  Book Name: Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist 
  Release Date: June 23, 2016 

When Daniel gets caught up in the demands of a cheeky wedding planning app, his fiancĂ© Erik grows frustrated with his preoccupation with adhering to heterosexual traditions. Will Daniel’s groomzilla ways give them the wedding of their dreams, or ultimately lead to their relationship’s demise?
Pages or Words: 53,000 words, 188 pages Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance, Rom Com

“I think Aurora is disappointed in me.” “What?” Erik rubbed at his eye. It wasn’t even early morning, judging by the weak light coming through the blinds from the streetlights. “Who?” “Aurora. The wedding planning app.” Daniel lay on his back, wide awake and staring up at the ceiling. “The wedding planning app is not a sentient being. It has no feelings or opinions.” “I feel like she's judging me. I’m sorry if I woke you up.” “Oh my god, go to sleep.” “I can't. I'm never going to sleep ever again.” Daniel tugged the blanket higher up his chest, folding his arms over it and exhaling heavily. “You're being dramatic.” “I've got too many things buzzing in my head. There's too many things I'm going to forget to do.” “I thought that's why you had that damn app, so you don't have to remember anything; it's all right there saved on your tablet.” “Yes, but I have to remember to put everything in it.″ Daniel rolled over. ″She doesn't just know everything—” “A: She is not a she. It is an it. B: What are we doing tomorrow?” “Oh my god, what is the point of sharing the app calendar if you're never going to look at it?” Daniel wailed. “I look at it. It's just crammed so full of everything that I have no idea what's going on when.” Daniel blew out his breath. ”Look, I know you don’t like the calendar. We’ve been over that, but I don’t know how else to keep track of all of these appointments and deadlines.” “I told you, we could color-code them, or something,” Erik rolled to his side and punched at his pillow. “Aurora doesn’t give you that option.” “Well, it should.” “I agree, but there’s nothing I can do about that.” Daniel bunched his pillow up under his head. “Tomorrow, we have four appointments to meet with caterers: two in the morning, two in the afternoon.” “Why so many in one day?” “It's the only day we both have available this week, and I am not going to make any decisions about the food at our reception without you there to discuss it.” “Seriously, you could just make a choice, and I'll live with it.” Erik rolled over. “I don't want you to just 'live with it,' Erik.″ Daniel tried to keep his voice neutral, but failed. ″This is our wedding. I don't want you to just 'live with it.’” “Why are you getting so worked up about it?” “We only get one chance at this. Everything needs to be perfect.” “You're going to drive us both crazy, you know that, right?” Erik tugged the blankets back up over his shoulder. “Well, then, we'll both be crazy.” Daniel squinted up at the ceiling. He was so tired of making these decisions. Why were there so many options? Why were there so many decisions? The planning was getting on Erik's nerves; he was getting on Erik's nerves. Erik was getting on his nerves. They were both just a pile of irritated nerves because the to-do list didn’t seem to be getting any smaller. Daniel’s phone chimed with another notification from Aurora. New Private Message from: MommyMargie. His mother probably had another ludicrous suggestion for the reception, or a passive-aggressive reminder of the hymn that she and his father had had played at their wedding, that their grandparents had had played at their wedding and that she expected to hear at his wedding. Or maybe his parents had decided to paint the living room green. Who knew?  

  Reviewed by:  
Stephanie GooglyEyes ~ The Book Capa
I didn't know whether to laugh or be horrified with Aurora, the wedding planning app. Poor Daniel was losing his ever loving mind. He'd check one thing off and get like 20 more items to check off his list. The wedding theme suggestions were also horrifying, but hilarious...I mean, Pumpkins, really? of course it is all a joke in the name of Comedy. The responses from his friends were quote hilarious too. Daniel kept calling Aurora a "she" and Erik was all, it's not a person, it's an "it". Their banter had you going as well, I thought it was very cute. I got a little annoyed by it at times though, and felt bad for Daniel.

I think the saving grace was the jump back in time telling the story of how they met, monumental things that happened and the like. It really carved out their story. 

What I didn't like was it felt like it was all a waist. When Daniel finally had enough and had is blowout, I really was sad. Then when he had his "come to Jesus" moment, I got so excited. Then my stomach clenched when he found Erik again. It really was just all a swirl of different emotions. In the end, I think Daniel realized what Erik was trying to say and he refocused on what really matters. I thought it was a pretty sweet ending for a pretty sweet book. 

I really liked reading about Daniel and Erik, and perhaps this could be a lesson for future planners? and a side note to not use an app lol!! and Bravo to the author for coming up with all the details for the app. That couldn't have been easy. 

All in all I give it 3.75 stars

**given as an arc for an honest review**

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  Meet the author: 
   K. E. Belledonne is a writer, editor and translator. A native New Englander, Kat spends her spare time listening to Glenn Miller records, reading history books and cheering on her beloved Red Sox. Her first novel, Right Here Waiting, was published by Interlude Press in 2015.  

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  Publisher: Interlude Press
  Cover Artist: C.B. Messer

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  1. Hi there!
    Thanks for having me here! I'll be checking back here throughout the day, in case anyone has any questions!
    Thanks for stopping by, thanks for commenting, and good luck with the contest!

  2. Congratulations on the release and looking forward to reading it! Awesome excerpt!

  3. I did my likes on fb, can't do any on twitter or pinterest 'cause I don't have accounts (and don't want the distraction from reading time)but I have to post that I like the title and the giveaway.

  4. Congrats on the book release, look forward to read it! :)



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