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The Scent of a Man – 4 Star Book Review

Welcome to one of the April 27th stops on the blog tour for The Scent of a Man by Miriam Newman, Jae El Foster, Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe, and Kristi Ahlers, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for excerpts, 6 other reviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.

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About the Book

The Scent of a Man
by Miriam Newman, Jae El Foster, Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe, Kristi Ahlers

Published 5 February 2021

Genre: Rom-Com / Chick Lit, Short Fiction
Page Count: 196 (4 stories)
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Warm your heart, put a smile on your face, and get ready for a bellyful of laughs with this collection of four original romantic comedies. Featuring laugh-out-loud tales by some of today’s most talented authors, ‘The Scent of a Man’ will pull you into the world of true love and the antics and misadventures that it takes to find it. Your cure for the doldrums and tribulations of the real world awaits in this shining collection of PG-13 short stories of lively, eclectic and humorous proportions. Remember, there is no greater scent than the scent of a man, so settle back, get comfortable, and take a nice, deep whiff of hilarity.

‘Love Cabin’ by Miriam Newman
He thinks she’s a snob. She thinks he hates women. It’s going to take a lot to work this out.

‘Exiled to Love’ by Jae El Foster
An exiled witch must learn to live without her powers, but will she risk losing everything to save a mortal’s life?

‘The Scent of a Man’ by Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe
An injured woman must endure homecare with the aid of a handsome man that threatens to win her heart.

‘The Scent of You’ by Kristi Ahlers
A woman, terrified of flying, boards a plane at her brother’s beckoning. Can a first class surprise shake her from her nervous angst?

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Excerpt

‘Exiled to Love’ by Jae El Foster

“I wonder…” she thought aloud as she started down the stairs to the front door, “what kinds of jobs are open and hiring on a Saturday?”

There were, of course, thousands of possible jobs out there. She considered what it would be like to be the CEO of a large corporation, or to be a successful fashion designer. Maybe, if she played her cards right, she could star in a motion picture or land a recording contract by dinnertime.

Those, she knew, were true possibilities for her – if she was able to use her powers. Without her powers, she felt pretty useless in the workplace. Then, she thought, every employed mortal must have felt useless before getting that first job. This was no different than that. They had found a use, and so would she.

She just wasn’t sure where or how.

“A latte…” she mumbled as she stepped outside her home and walked to the sidewalk. “A latte would definitely help me think right.”

Normally, she would have just teleported to the coffee shop of her choice – no matter where in the world it was. Now, she didn’t have that option, and as she lived in a suburban neighborhood without a public transportation system, she’d have to walk.

“I’m glad I went with sensible shoes,” she noted with a cringe.

As she walked, she noticed several neighbors outside, enjoying the sunny Saturday afternoon. Donna knew none of them. She never ventured on foot anywhere – especially around this neighborhood. The neighbors either waved at her, smiled, or both. With gritted teeth, she returned the gestures. Her eyes scoped the streets, the street signs, the beautiful houses and the well-groomed yards. Nowhere did she see a café.

“Latte?” she called to an old man on his porch. “Where are the lattes?”

The old man, obviously hard of hearing, waved at her and smiled.

Slowly spinning in a circle, she looked at the other random, unknown faces and asked, “Where is coffee? You know… a coffee shop? A café? Lattes? Cappuccino? I need caffeine!”

My Review

My Rating: 4 Star
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I was granted complimentary access to The Sent of a Man as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.

Normally I’m wary of romance books as I’m really not the steamy romance reader type and I don’t like being surprised by excessive steaminess when I wasn’t expecting it, but this collection of rom-coms sounded so funny and fun and I’ve already hosted tours for half of these authors before, so I decided to give it a chance. I’m so glad I did! What an entertaining ride this little collection was.

While all four stories were great, my favourite was Jae El Foster’s “Exiled by Love.” Where is your coffee, fellow neighbourhood mortals? I hear you, girl, I hear you. But way to pull off a “hello fellow kids” moment! This one had me in stitches, and I was so happy to see that particular passage was one of the excerpt options for us to use on the blog tour.

Rom-com fans, check out this little collection. You won’t be disappointed!

Meet the Authors

Miriam Newman

Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals.

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Jae El Foster

When the muses speak, Jae El Foster writes, and he has been doing so for nearly twenty years, tackling some of the most intriguing genres out there. Delivering fresh, incomparable tales of horror, science fiction, and romance – sweet or spicy – he pens with seasoned skill the tales that his muses deliver to him. His bestselling works include the paranormal romance ‘Restless,’ the gothic horror tale ‘Where the Demon Is,’ and the gay holiday romance ‘Only at Christmas.’

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Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe

Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe is an author of romantic comedy and anything quirky. She resides in Tennessee, just outside of Nashville where she shares a home with her cats. Ms. O’Keeffe loves to make the world laugh and to find humor and love in the least likely of places. Readers may keep up with her and her writings by following @authorjpokeeffe on Twitter. 

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Kristi Ahlers

Kristi Ahlers is a California girl! She grew up in Northern California in a small city called Yuba City. Since then she’s lived in Brussels, Belgium, and England along with a myriad of other locations. A former flight attendant, she was able to continue to feed her love of travel. This has greatly influenced her writing, allowing her to pen stories about places she’s managed to visit and things she’s experienced.

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Giveaway Alert!

Miriam Newman, Jae El Foster, Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe, Kristi Ahlers will be awarding a Free Digital Copy of The Scent of a Man via Smashwords Download to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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