Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Virtual Blog Tour: "Redneck Heaven" by Marchelle Wallace Book Review and Giveaway (Ends 4/15) WW

Redneck Heaven
by Marchelle Wallace
Publisher: MW Publications
Length: 428 pages/150,390 words
Sub-Genre: Comedy, Contemporary

Meredith Colt has an epiphany on her way to her own wedding. The epiphany leaves her in the arms of sexy green-eyed stranger Marlon Bridges. Four weeks later, the lovely Miss Colt arrives at her deceased Grandfather's house in search of herself in Heaven, Pennsylvania (Redneck Capital of the World, according to her mother and sister) only to find her closest neighbor is none other than the sexy Redneck Marlon Bridges, owner of the Heavenly Timber and Logging Company.

The town has very strict views on Flatlanders and Meredith lives down to their expectations of how a Flatlander should act. Marlon is a card carrying member of the Rednecks-R-Us club.

Can these two strangers put their differences aside and discover that true love hits you upside the head with a two by four when you least expect it?

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Redneck HeavenRedneck Heaven by Marchelle Wallace
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that was pretty good but had the potential to be great. The premise behind the story is cute and entertaining.  I feel that the author show real promise.  However I feel that there were a few things that spoiled it for me to a degree.

I absolutely love the character of Meredith.  She is a woman who lives life to the fullest, and she tends to change her mood with the wind.  I am not a huge fan of Marlon.  I guess he can't be too bad if Meredith likes him.

The story had its high points, but there were some things that seemed muddied and did not always make sense.  No spoilers from me!

What really hurt this book from my perspective was the prolific use of profanity and erotic sex scenes.  I would just start enjoying the story, and the F-bomb would be dropped for no reason.  And the sex scenes seem really unrealistic.  But that is just my opinion.  I can assure you that many would disagree with me.

In short, this book is a nice, light romance that celebrates all things Redneck. I would not recommend it highly, but the story line will keep you interested.  In fact, the author adds in a few twists at the end that I did not see coming.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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“Excuse me; pardon me, oh hell, just move.” Gwenivere Meredith Colt said as she desperately tried to navigate the narrow aisle, without much luck, as people kept popping up in front of her.
Gwenivere was trying to get to the bathroom on the rocking, rickety rackety train that she was currently riding on. She was dressed in the most hideous white dress she had ever seen, which was also two (okay 4) sizes too small. Well it was her wedding day so what did you expect. The ginormously ugly dress had an old-fashioned bustle skirt that made her ass look three times its normal size, which was in no way small to start with, so the addition of yards of extra fabric was not helping. It also had a three-mile long train, which she kept stepping on and getting twisted around her ankles, so she was afraid she would fall over at any minute. Added to that, the bodice with the spaghetti straps, which was causing her non- small breasts to smoosh up and over the top and she was in hell. Well actually, Gwenivere was on an excursion train, final destination…Happily ever after, forever and ever. (Yeah right) The hideous dress with the excessive fabric kept getting caught on the seats, the floor, and the men’s shoes.
Men? Where are the maid of honors and the sister and frantic mother of the bride?
Just peachy, wrong train. “Where in the hell is the bathroom?” Someone gave an indistinct wave in the general direction that she was already headed, so she kept going forward, trying not to make eye contact with anyone, since she was already sure that none of them belonged with her wedding party anyway.
Gwenivere heard a distinct rip from the direction of someone’s shoe as she tried pulling all that extra fabric out from behind her, while trying very hard not to breathe so that things didn’t start popping out the top of the ugly dress from hell. She made a frantic attempt to look normal, but let’s face it; normal had been left at the train station.
Where had this gone wrong? Possibly, when she showed up for a wedding she didn’t plan, didn’t remember agreeing to, and probably didn’t want. Not to mention the butt ugly dress that she didn’t pay for or try on before the wedding. How in the *** had she ended up here? She remembered Mark talking about them getting married, and that he would take care of everything, because she was so bogged down at work, because he had bogged her down with so much of his workload that she had a hard time getting her own done, Thank you very much. “No problem, I’ll handle everything,” he’d said. When exactly had he asked her if she wanted to get married? When had she said “yes I will marry you, please plan everything and don’t forget to make me look as stupid as possible?”
Nice time for an epiphany. God I’m dumb. And where in the *** did they hide the bathroom on excursion trains, please God let there be a bathroom.

About the Author:

I live in a very small town in Northern Pennsylvania. I am blessed with one of everything... one husband, one son, one daughter, one dog, one cat, and a pet bunny. I have always wanted to be an author and have been writing stories in my head for years.
When not writing, I am a Bookkeeper and Tax Preparer. I enjoy cooking, swimming, crocheting, flowers, wild birds, cute scarecrows (not the scary kind), photography, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In my spare time, I volunteers at the local senior center, public library as well as various church activities.
I am an avid reader, reading mostly romance, although I am willing to try almost any book that is recommended. I like to be entertained but not scared. My favorite authors are Jennifer Crusie and Janet Chapman. My favorite books are Faking it, Agnes and the Hitman, Bet Me, the Highlander series, The Man Must Marry, and the Magic Series by Patricia rice.
I love country music and listen to it every chance I get. I can be found dancing to the beat everywhere I go. My favorite season is Tax Season.
I am a 2010 and 2011 Participant and Winner of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month www.nanowrimo.org). Participating in NaNoWriMo helped me take one of the stories from my head to the page. It was an awesome experience and I recommend every budding author give it a try.
Redneck Heaven is the result of Participating in NaNoWriMo 2010.


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  1. I really appreciate your honest review of the book and will bear it in mind when I read it. The excerpt makes it sound hilarious.

    1. I do my best to always review my books honestly. That is the most important thing for me when I review books!


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