Saturday, June 8, 2019

Lost Valyr: Project Enterprise 7 by Pauline Baird Jones

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She’s a scientist in the wrong galaxy. He’s an alien in the wrong century. Can their love reset a terrifying future? 
 Dr. Rachel Grant knows her way around the Garradian tech on the Kikk Outpost. But the technology she encounters in an alien medical lab stumps even her brilliant mind. With a little help from her scheming parrot sidekick, she manages to push the right buttons and transport them to an uncharted planet…where they find a recently defrosted alien, who heats up Rachel.

Valyr wasn’t going to warm up to the bright-eyed scientist anytime soon…not after she pried centuries of cryosleep from his cold fingers. But waking up in the wrong century is nothing compared to the robots targeting his still-frozen team. And their situation only gets worse when he discovers the spiderweb of destruction trailing in the robots’ wake. With their backs against the wall, Valyr is blown away by Rachel’s determined passion in the face of impossible odds… but they’ll need more than a chemical reaction to survive what is headed their way.

Lost Valyr is the seventh standalone book in the explosive Project Enterprise sci-fi romance series. If you like heart-pounding chemistry, ragtag bands of misfits, and action-packed space battles, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ rollicking romance.

Buy Lost Valyr to defrost a fast-paced interstellar love story today!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Review of Express Exec by Gary Brose

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IS THE PACE OF CHANGE OVERWHELMING YOU?


     As a business owner or manager, the world keeps changing faster than most people can keep up with it. The challenge is to find a way to build your business so that it can beat that pace and gain from it while your competitors wallow far behind.

     Author, Gary Brose, has owned, purchased or started over two dozen companies in the last forty years. During that time he's seen computers, fax machines, the internet, and social media change everything in his labor-intensive businesses. He experimented with all sorts of strategies to build his organizations so that they would be more nimble and able to deal with significant, sometimes massive change to keep pace with the new reality. He developed management strategies and techniques that help to create a more motivated and engaged workforce to adapt faster and more effectively. Now, for the first time, he is sharing what he's learned in Express Exec.

Express Exec is a book like no other. It is written as a novel - a business novel that demonstrates the path to building a stronger, more nimble organization. If you read and loved Bob Burg's Go-Giver novels, you'll love Express Exec. Gary walks the reader through the steps of Andrea Lane, the VP of Manufacturing at Juggernaut Industries, as she tries to save her company from looming disaster. By reading the short novel, you will experience, "first hand", the struggles she goes through to make massive change in a very short period of time. Sit in on the conversations she has with other managers, her supervisors, and the front line employees. Experience all the pains, angst, tears, and the joys of interacting with her coworkers and employees.
Read chapters showing:
  1. How to change the payroll structure completely without totally alienating your workforce.
  2. How to segue from paying people for time to paying people for performance.
  3. The right way to design a bonus program so it motivates and engages everyone.
  4. How to recover from your own errors in the process of making change.
  5. How to radically revamp the 'Review and Raise' process to supercharge your employees.
  6. How to create a more enlightened workforce by educating the employees about the business.
  7. And much more...
After reading Express Exec, you will understand better how to start and create change in your organization. Ideal for business owners and managers who need to jumpstart your workforce and, in the process, find a path toward beating the pace of change. A virtual tutorial about human nature, Express Exec is like no other business book you've ever read, Enjoy a riveting tale that will make you feel as though you experienced it personally so you can be armed to take on the fight and literally outrun the pace of change!


Review:

I have a degree in business and have been self-employed since 2006. You might say that business is my passion. I love to read business articles and help others hash out ideas of how to make their ideas successful. When I came across Express Exec, I knew it was something special. The idea of educating leaders in the business world through information presented in a novel was genius. Not only is the book informative, but it's truly an enjoyable read.

Brose does an amazing job at entertaining readers with a well written story that involves hardships, struggle, and even romance while giving incredible business leadership advice along the way. He crafts a character that gives readers hope that they too can be the leader that their employees deserve. Even if you feel like you're in a position to do little, the book shows you that you can accomplish great things once you put your mind to it, even if you have people working against you.

I would recommend this book to anyone hoping to become a leader in their field. However, I would also recommend it to someone simply looking for a good book to read. You don't have to be a businessperson to enjoy this book. Brose does the incredible by being able to write educational material, but also craft an enjoyable story. We can only hope that the author will create more books like this.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Sometimes a Lady by Linda Wisdom

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SHE COULD NOT BELIEVE HER EYES

He dressed like a biker, talked like a thug, and looked like a ruffian. And he was the man assigned to protect her!

When Elise opened the door of her secluded California home to Detective Dean Cornell, she thought maybe she was safer without police protection.

Dean thought that moving in with the lady vet was a choice assignment–heck, there were worse jobs than guarding a sexy woman. But life in the Carpenter household was anything but normal. With three squabbling girls, two snoring tortoises, and a loudmouth macaw on his tail, Dean feared even he wasn't safe here.

Then, after long nights in close quarters, they discovered that the biggest threat wasn't from the killer on the loose at all.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Found Girl: Project Enterprise 6 by Pauline Baird Jones

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She’s an alien farm girl. He’s a hotshot soldier. Can their love save an alien sanctuary from destruction?

Arian Teraz refuses to waste her life on a loveless arranged marriage and a rocky plot of farmland. So when a mysterious ship lands in front of her and invites her to take a chance on something else, she doesn’t hesitate. Fleeing her planet, hostile forces open fire on her ship, and she has no choice but to send the ship through a wormhole. Clinging to life, she rockets out the other side… and plummets into the strong arms of a handsome soldier.
After months of staring into empty space, Captain Jackson “Coop” Cooper is itching for some action. He gets it when a wormhole delivers an alien ship into their path. He volunteers to make first contact, rescuing the ship with its injured alien beauty and her unusual shipmate. Before they can get acquainted, new threats send them on a wild ride through the cosmos and into a mysterious sanctuary with no means of escape. With little time to sort out enemies and allies, Arian and Coop must work together to uncover the secret behind her hidden destiny if they stand any chance of surviving their future.
Found Girl is the sixth standalone book in the spectacular Project Enterprise sci-fi romance series. If you like cosmic battles, human-alien love stories, and imaginative future worlds, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ high-adrenaline adventure.

Buy Found Girl to beam into a sexy interstellar romance today!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

February and the Single Heart by Vi Zetterwall Excerpt


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HOW MUCH LUCK CAN ONE COIN HAVE?

Heiress and teen genius, Mary Jo Miller, is kidnapped at fifteen and rescued by a reluctant hero. But after her father’s death and a series of calamitous events, Mary Jo is on the streets and must use her brains and savvy just to survive. Eight years later, she finds herself as the primary suspect in an ingenious art theft and, once again, her hero from before must save her. Holding on to her lucky coin and hoping for another happy ending, she soon realizes that all things change and the young man she is falling for may not be her rescuer after all.

A stand-alone novella, this story, the second in the Single Heart series, follows events that occur as a new owner of the Coin of Luck in Life and Love comes into its possession.

Excerpt:

Mary Jo Miller has just been rescued from captivity by a young man she doesn’t know.

They weaved their way through the debris, took a few turns and as they did, a sliver of moonlight illuminated part of the floor before them. They picked up their speed a bit and headed for the door. About then, they could hear the voices getting louder and closer.
Oh God, Pugface and Tall Dude are coming for me!
They passed a doorway into a smaller room and then straight out into the outdoors. The cold air and the outdoor scents almost overcame her.
Oh God, we’re out!” Mary Jo breathed a short-lived sigh of relief as they left the building.
C’mon, double time it. We’ve got to get out of sight in the forest before they get out. How many are there?”
As they ran, Mary Jo called out “Two—I think. I’m not sure.”
OK, just hurry. He led the way to a copse of trees about forty yards from the front of the old power relay station. As they reached it, the young man looked back and could hear the sounds of men running along the side of the deserted building, but he could not see them yet. He grabbed Mary Jo and pulled her down behind a string of bushes. There, sat his backpack and a case of some kind. He motioned for her to keep her head down and gave her the shush signal with his finger up to his lips. Through the bushes he could see two men, standing in the clearing, trying to decide which way to go. Any movement now would attract them. Junior and Mary Jo stayed still and waited. Thirty seconds and three forevers, passed by, then the two men headed into the forest together about sixty yards east from where he and Mary Jo hid.
Mary Jo could see them and which direction they took. For the first time since she regained consciousness, she smiled.
The young man smiled too. “We got lucky. They’re heading in another direction.”
Still smiling, Mary Jo stared back at the young hero and said, “That’s a start.”
As soon as the two men were out of sight and hearing range, the young man stood straight up and helped Mary Jo to her feet as well. “Grab that case and I’ll take the backpack. We need to make some good time heading west. Right now.” He pulled the backpack onto his shoulders and started to leave.
Not so fast, buddy boy. I don’t even know who you are. You got a name?”
Everybody has a name. I told you I am with the Dunn Detective Agency and we don’t have time for this. We need to get out of here now.”
Mary Jo shook her head. “Not good enough. I want to see some ID. I wanna make sure I am not jumping from the frying pan into the fire here. You could be some fucking pervert or wack-job or something.”
The young man rolled his eyes. He reached into his back pocket, pulled out his wallet and handed her a card. Mary Jo looked it over. Then she looked him over. By her best guess, he was close to 5 foot 10, probably 160 pounds. A bit of a skinny rail, she thought. He had tussled brown hair and was unshaven but his facial hair was light in color and there wasn’t much of it. He had a clear complexion and decent features but he looked like a teenager.
Are you kidding me? What kind of name is this? I need real ID. Something I’ll recognize. You could’ve made this private detective ID card with a computer and a laminating machine. You got a driver’s license?”
Jo Jo, we don’t have time for this. We’ve got to go.” When she didn’t budge, he pulled out his wallet again and handed her his driver’s license.
Damn, is this for real? That’s really your name?”
It’s my dad’s name too. Now can we quit critiquing my parent’s name selection and get the heck out of here?”
Yeah, sure. I just expected, you know, to get rescued by someone normal, not some weirdo misnamed private dick.”
Sorry to disappoint you. Can we go now? And, for the record, I hate being called a private dick.”
OK, sorry. Didn’t know you were so sensitive. I’ll just call you Junior, how’s that?”
Can we go now?” Junior didn’t wait for an answer. He turned and headed out with Mary Jo in close pursuit.
They walked for about ten minutes when Mary Jo offered an observation, “I don’t think this is west.”
It’s not. Just be quiet and keep going.”
Uh, uh. We’re going south. Why? West gets us out of here, right?”
Junior turned around to face her. “Look, those two guys are going west too. They are likely running a parallel path to where we would be if we were going west right now. Sooner or later, they will get closer to us or they will change directions when they realize we aren’t where they are. We need to put some more space between us and them before we head west. Does that meet with your approval?”
You’re scared of them.”
Of course, I’m scared of them! They probably have guns. They are the criminals here. We do not want to run into them again. What part of ‘they want to kill you’ do you not understand?”
I thought you were trained and…well, capable. You’ve got a gun, don’t you?”
I have a flare gun that I was supposed to use when I found you. And if I had a real gun I would not be itching to use it. I am trained. In solving cases. Not in hand-to-hand combat with Mutt and Jeff.”
Pugface and Tall Dude.”
What?”
I call them Pugface and Tall Dude. Anyway I get it. You’re scared and now I’m more scared too. We’re in deep shit, aren’t we?”

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sins of the Past by Linda Wisdom


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She'd thought it was all behind her...

When a string of robberies cast a suspicious light on Stacy Markham's house-sitting agency, Stacy's past came back with a vengeance. By a whimsical twist of fate, Detective Mac McConnell was assigned to the case. During her rebellious, troubled teens, Stacy and Mac had experienced more than a few run-ins. Back then, Stacy had fought Mac like a wildcat. Looks like she was still fighting him...battling her instinctive trust of Mac, who promised not to use her past against her. She was struggling against the attraction to her one-time foe, who held secrets of her past and the key to her future in the depths of his compassionate heart. But could she escape the sins of her past?

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kicking Ashe: Project Enterprise: Book 5 by Pauline Baird Jones

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He’s an alien warrior. She fights for time. Can their love hold together a galaxy on the verge of collapse?

Time Agent Ashe fixes temporal emergencies for a living. But when she gets kicked through a time vortex onto an alien planet, she finds herself on the other side of a search and rescue. At her crash site, she finds a wary ally in a warrior with a magnetic energy that tugs on her heartstrings… and the very fabric of history.
Vidor Shan has lost track of time while searching for his missing brother. When a mysterious woman crash-lands into his life, he finds himself wishing for what he can’t have. On a quest to find his brother, Shan can’t afford any distractions, not even those of a beautiful woman. But when time and gravity begins to destabilize in his wake, he realizes only the beautiful Ashe has the power to ground him.

Deep in strange and deadly territory, the unlikely pair must wrestle control from unseen forces toying with Shan’s timeline to claim their happily ever after.
Kicking Ashe is the fifth standalone book in the enthralling Project Enterprise sci-fi romance series. If you like fast-paced action, snarky sidekicks, and pulse-pounding sexual tension, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ high-spirited adventure.

Buy Kicking Ashe to jump through the vortex for a sexy alien encounter today!

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