Monday, May 4, 2015

review || BAITED { blog tour }

Baited (3 Part Serial) by Ali Parker

Publication Date: April 12, 2015
Purchase links || amazon | bn | ibooks | kobo | scribd

Rating: ★★

Rebecca Martin has achieved most things one might hope to by thirty. She is a successful business owner, drives a nice car and is wrapping up the details on a custom built home on the lake. The only thing she is missing is someone to share her accomplishments with.

One man has never been far from her thoughts – Kade McMillian, but his return to town after far too many years of chasing his dreams couldn’t be more poorly timed.

With a younger man demanding Rebecca attention at the office, she has to decide between reconstructing a relationship from her past or diving in deep to something new and seemingly forbidden.  

The next installments in the series:

                              BK 2 Baited E-Book Cover BK 3 Baited E-Book Cover

Box Series Available for only $2.99

Baited Series Box Set

Paperback Book Coming Soon...

Baited Series Printable Cover 5x8 171 cream

about Ali || Ali Parker is a contemporary romance writer who is looking to flood the market this year with lots of great, quick reads. For those of you who love a full-length novel, we'll be boxing up the serial trilogies into a box set a week after the last release.
We're looking forward to putting out both Baited, and Ali's latest project, Jaded in the month of April. Want to know when Ali releases something new? Join her mailing list!

{ guest post } . 
Being An Indie Author 
*my favorite subject -- mignon

I think from a young age I’ve always been independent, always looking for a way to forge a new path and climb a steep hill and do it mainly on my own. I think like most Indies, I started by trying the traditional route and after loads of rejection, it was just easier to forget it. A few friends of mine are making it big in the indie world and have reluctantly pulled me into it as well. I will tell you that it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.

I’m not a superstar, but a story teller – which is all I ever wanted to be. I set my schedule, write what I want, love on you guys by giving away whatever the hell I want to and life FEELS right/good.

Let me tell you why else I love being Indie.

1. No one will ever love my book as much as me. It’s my creation and having the freedom to choose what it looks like and where the plot goes is all mine to decide. I don’t have someone standing over my shoulder making it “better” by their definition of “better.”

2. I can spend as little or as much time, energy and money as I want. Obviously the more I put into it, the more I’m going to get out of it, but that’s with anything in life. The cool part is that if I’m a good editor or if I can design my own cover, then those are costs to be saved and skills to be used.

3. I belong. In a world of independent authors I find myself fitting in just perfectly. We all work hard and dream big and the encouragement is beyond belief. I don’t have to write a certain genre or stick to a certain structure in the plot. I simply write, promote and support and honestly feel great about myself at the end of the day.

Being an Indie author, to me, doesn’t really have anything to do with being Independent though. It’s a statement that says I’m capable of making every step along this book writing/producing platform to take a dream from start to finish. The truth of what Indie authors are doing is showing the world that there still exists hope. Hope to dream big and work hard to make that dream a reality.

That’s why I love being Indie!

{ review } .
I had the opportunity to read the entire serial, so the review will be based off the entire 3-part series. As I don't want to give anything away for those of you reading in the segments, I will keep this to development and character!

I think Ali Parker had a good idea when it came to this serial. While I can't fault Becca for being so hung up on age (I have to agree, late thirties and young twenties is quite the age difference, no matter how mature Jason thinks he is), I did get annoyed with her insistance that Kade was the man of her dreams. 

Becca and Kade weren't even high school sweethearts -- they were simply friends, and Becca wanted more from their friendship. In an unrealistic coincidence, Kade ends up back in town and Becca needs to decide if she wants to pursue something with the now-man that she wanted when she was a teenager -- mind you, twenty years prior -- or try and figure out if the cute young guy in her office will hold her attention.

All in all, the writing was well-done. I liked Jason, even if I found him to be very much the twenty-two year old he said he was (his comments and actions screamed his age, even though the idea was he was a more mature twenty-two year old). I was annoyed with Becca when she was too busy focusing on age and the love of a man she never actually had. 

I think Ali was on the right path. She certainly writes in a way that makes me want to keep reading her work!

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This tour was organized by Good Tales Book Tours.


  1. Hi Mignon,

    Thank you so much for hosting Ali's tour today. Great review as well!

    Sure do appreciate you!

    Laurie Starkey
    Good Tales Book Tours