Category Archives: Uncategorized

Book Review » The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

Standard
Book Review » The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

My Escape | Books, Coffee & Tea

Title: The Waiting Room

Author:
Alysha Kaye

Genre:
 Romance; Contemporary; Fantasy.

ISBN: 9781500307042

Published: 2014

Publisher: CreateSpace

Format: Paperback

Pages: 196

Synopsis:Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if Nina does join him? The Waiting Room is a story of not just love, but of faith, predestination, and philosophy, friendship and self-actualization, of waiting.

MY RATING: 4 Starts

MY OPINION:

* The author of this book sent me this…

View original post 601 more words

Travel Mas

Standard

744d512c493a874242e30fa970c4d385

I am constantly reminded of what travel does–the power it holds.

Even if it’s just here in Arizona, a family Christmas trip. The cold night air clings to my cousin’s bleach blonde hair as we all scream Justin Beiber lyrics and drive around like maniacs, searching for a desert bonfire spot. There’s happiness here, a few states away, in my aunt’s “Reindeer Punch” and my uncle getting us Cardinals-Packers tickets and a cheesy cactus photo instead of a cheesy Christmas tree photo. My little cousins are everything and nothing like me, they keep me young, and I love them ferociously. Even if it’s just for a moment, I forget about all the bad and focus on “the official rules of calling shotgun” and “why I should download Snapchat.”

Traveling is my sanity. I would’ve broken into pieces by now if it wasn’t for the saving grace of a plane ride two to three times a year. I wish I could explain it better.

All I know is that in Punta Cana earlier this month, it was like every salty wave and spritz of sunscreen and “Hola, bee-you-tee-ful lay-dees!” was reviving my entire sense of being, my soul (that’s been a little bit crushed lately, to be honest). I read so much more than I’m ever able to read, we swam up to pool bars and ordered icy deliciousness in fancy glasses, and we basked in the sun, feeling like sandy-footed goddesses.

In California for Turkey Day, I felt like a giddy, ridiculous little kid traipsing around Disneyland, Fastpasses and lunchtime my life’s biggest concerns. I could conquer the world easily, I thought, as I walked down Santa Monica Pier and picked out a Thai restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. Sipping a beer on Venice Beach, walking around Hollywood, driving down Sunset pretending I was in the cast of Entourage–smiling is all there is to do in times like those. Every time I travel, I wish that traveling could be my entire life–that I could just continue from that place to the next.

Coming home is always bittersweet, but I’m feeling more and more like myself, thanks to the three trips I’ve made in the last couple months. It’s fucking hard to get back to your usual, happy self after someone stomps on your heart, it just is.

Seeing new places, meeting new people, exploring, adventuring, tasting, smelling, capturing…travel as often as you can. I’m counting down until my next trip: Egypt in March! I am fully prepared to cruise down the Nile, pretending I am ancient, pyramid-worthy royalty.

t5

The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye: Book Review

Standard
The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye: Book Review

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆  Goodreads Synopsis: Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if Nina does join him? The Waiting Room is a story of not just love, but of faith, predestination, and philosophy, friendship and self-actualization, of waiting

Commentary: The author of The Waiting Room, Alysha Kaye,  reached out to me on twitter and asked me to check out her book. It’s the first time an author has reached out to me…

View original post 495 more words

[Book Review] The Waiting Room by Alysha Kaye

Standard

My Own Writer's Life Journey

This is one of those readings that I have been putting it off and putting it off again and again… Why? Because I knew I have to read this slow and it was going to make the damn water dam break… And it did!

The way I got this book was by buying it on Kindle way back in February 2015… Why? Because the lovely Alysha Kaye left a comment on one of my first Book Review post, that’s why.

As soon as I read the blurb of the book I was hooked but I also knew that I wanted to make a review for this reading and I was worried that I would read so fast (eat it up) that the review wouldn’t be good enough. So I waited… and waited… and waited… and finally said “Enough it’s enough, damn it! I have to read it, I want…

View original post 1,165 more words

A MONTH OF INDIES: FEATURED AUTHOR–ALYSHA KAYE

Standard

CreatyveBooks

CREATYVEBOOKS A MONTH OF INDIES

Today’s featured author is Alysha Kaye–writer of the amazing romantic story The Waiting Room. A book that I thoroughly enjoyed when I read it. You can check out my review here. Along with my 5 Quick Questions that I was lucky enough to ask Alysha Kaye. Without going into too much details, The Waiting Room in my opinion is about true love and what it means to keep it. No matter the sacrifice and no matter how love you have to wait for it. I highly recommend this book to all the romantic at heart.

Oh before I forget:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSHA KAYE!!! 

CREATYVEBOOKS--A MONTH OF INDIESPaperback: 196 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 24, 2014)

ISBN-13: 978-1500307042

Add on Goodreads

Buy Book–Amazon

Synopsis:
Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes…

View original post 286 more words

THE WAITING ROOM Book Review. 

Standard
THE WAITING ROOM Book Review. 

Renee Bell's Book Reviews

(THE WAITING ROOM book cover.)

How I had discovered this story is very direct. The author, Alysha Kaye had found my blog and suggested it to me. I was very thrilled by this, as this was my first contact with any kind of published author ever. So, I checked it out like any reader would and I am very happy to say that I really enjoyed it. After reading it, Alysha Kaye was also nice enough to allow me to interview her! Which can be found right here;Interview with Alysha Kaye.

Now for the actual review and why I think this story should be put on your “to read” list!

I’m not a romantic person. Romance stories and I do not play nice together. It’s never been a genre that I’ve been into. Though, romance writers I envy. I find it impossible to write a good, loveable…

View original post 553 more words

Interview with Alysha Kaye, author of THE WAITING ROOM.

Standard
Interview with Alysha Kaye, author of THE WAITING ROOM.

Renee Bell's Book Reviews

the-waiting-room-alysha-kaye



Alysha Kaye is the self-published author of The Waiting Room. A romantic story with a twist, following the lives and after death experiences of characters Jude and Nina. Alysha is also a 9th grade English teacher and poetry lover!

Interview with Alysha Kaye, author of The Waiting Room.

  • I’m very happy that you accepted my interview request. I’ll try not to make it like the old, boring everyday questions that are usually asked. So, what’s it like to be a English teacher?

I love it! Of course, dealing with squirrely 9th graders has its ups and downs. . . they definitely keep me on my toes. Every day is an adventure.

  1. The Waiting Room is a romance, but not like “normal” romances and I really like that about it. The whole idea is unique. What gave you this idea or inspiration for the story?

Thank you! I had…

View original post 822 more words