Friday, February 28, 2014

Hearts to God (The Hearts to God Series) by Traci Tyne Hilton Review

Title: Hearts to God
Series: The Hearts to God Series
Author: Traci Tyne Hilton
Genre: Christian Fiction
Pages: 94
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Really enjoyed it.

Book Synopsis:

Orphaned as an infant, Madeline Snow grew up in the Shaker community--the perfect place to learn reverence, hard work, and a love for God that surpasses the need for an earthly family. But the difference between what the Bible says and what the Shakers taught was too much for Madeline, so when she came of age, she left the safety of her home for a new life with her much older sister.

Madeline had been trained to grow herbs and make medicine by the best herbalists in her community, but in the wild Oregon Outback finding a husband is the only proper occupation for a single lady. Madeline left the Shaker community, but her devotion to God and the principle of celibacy, are unchanged. Finding a husband to direct her life is her last priority.

But her sister and guardian is just as stubborn as Madeline. Madeline will marry, whether she wants to or not.

Unfortunately for Madeline, finding a husband isn't simply a matter of falling in love. Some men are off limits, no matter how they make your heart thunder.

Review:

I'll admit that this isn't the type of book I would have normally picked up, but I'm so glad I read it. Hearts to God is such a romantic story of a strong woman who decides to go against the grain and can't understand why people are not being treated equally. The love she developed for Doc Lee, a mixed-race citizen, is both heartwarming and tear-jerking as the scenes of racism unfold. I highly recommend this book to anyone who love Christian romance.

Aiding the Enemy (War Girls) by Julie Rowe Review

Title: Aiding the Enemy
Series: War Girls, Book 3
Author: Julie Rowe
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 108
Price: $2.51
Thoughts: An engrossing historical romance.

Book Synopsis:

German-occupied Brussels, Belgium
December 1915

Rose Culver is in grave danger. For months the Red Cross head nurse has been aiding Allied soldiers caught behind enemy lines, helping them flee into neutral Netherlands. It's only a matter of time until she's caught. Which makes it the wrong time to fall in love with a handsome German military doctor as devoted to the sanctity of human life as she is.

The Great War has caused Dr. Herman Geoff to question everything he once believed. He knows Rose has been hiding British soldiers in her hospital—he's even treated some of them, refusing to go against his own Hippocratic oath. As a doctor, he admires Rose's skill and conviction. As a man, he can no longer deny his attraction to her. But when Rose is arrested for treason, Herman must choose between love for her and duty to his country…

For more tales of love and war, download Saving the Rifleman and Enticing the Spymaster, available now!

Review:

If you're looking for a powerful, engrossing historical romance, this is it. Julie Rowe does an amazing job at creating the perfect setting. Her descriptions and narrative are spot on. If you're a fan of historical romance and wartime romance, you're going to enjoy this book.

Crushed (The Witch-Game Books) by K.C. Blake Review

Title: Crushed
Series: The Witch-Game Books
Author: K.C. Blake
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 213
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Read it in one day!

Book Synopsis:

The Noah sisters rule Titan High with their beauty, brains, and magical powers.

Each year they play a secret game: Crushed. The girls pick their targets carefully and blow enchanted dust into the boy’s faces, charming them. The girls give the boys commands, tasks to perform. If the boy completes the task, the witch's power grows. At the end of the year the girls call their spells back and test them to see how much power they've gained. The witch with the most power wins a year's worth of saved up allowance from her sisters.

This year Kristen chooses the wrong boy to mess with after Brittany dares her to Crush him. Ordinarily Kristen wouldn't dream of doing something so risky, but she's in a bad mood and isn't thinking clearly. Right away she senses something is wrong. Instead of staring at her with puppy dog eyes, Zach Bevian (also known as tall, dark, and scary) glares at her, a look that could kill. Then he hesitates when she gives him an order. Something is definitely wrong.

After being Crushed, Zach goes home to the family mansion and lets his anger ripple off him in deadly waves. The house shakes. Zach is also a powerful witch, but he has another dark secret. It involves his impulsive and mentally challenged sister.

Kristen almost dies that same day. Someone is trying to kill her, but she has more suspects than evidence. If the spell didn't take, it's possible Zach is trying to put her out of his misery. Or it could be her jealous sister Brittany. Or is there another witch at the school, a witch in hiding?

Zach decides to play along and pretend to be enchanted rather than risk exposing the truth about himself. If Kristen is going to play games with boys, maybe she should be taught a lesson. He sets out to show her the error of her ways. Then he gets caught up in a murder plot. Should he save her life or let her enemy get rid of her?

Review:

When I read the description of this book, I knew I was going to love it and I wasn't disappointed. I started the book yesterday afternoon and a little after 11PM, I had read the entire book. It was that good! I loved watching the characters grow and change with the events that were threw at them. Of course, watching Kristen and Zach grow closer and closer together was the best part. If you love young adult paranormal romance, you must read this book!

SEAL's Honor (Take No Prisoners Series): A Military Romance by Elle James

SEAL's Honor (Take No Prisoners Series): A Military Romance by Elle James
$2.99

SEAL Reed Tucker doesn’t believe in commitment, until he tangles the sheets with one hot pilot, Delaney O’Connell. His phobia against commitment is challenged when his best friend asks Delaney to marry him first.

As a helicopter pilot for the 160th Night Stalkers, Delaney knows the risks of loving a SEAL. When her lover's friend loses an arm in battle, she can’t refuse his marriage proposal when he's already lost so much. In love with one man, pledged to marry another, she’s torn.

Tuck and Delaney must come to grips with the happiness they owe themselves and the happiness of their friend who has lost so much.

Island Rogue by Linda Wisdom - Prime Freebie!

Island Rogue by Linda Wisdom
$3.99 or FREE for Prime Members

For Stacy Cooper, Matt Logan was both the answer to a prayer and the devil in disguise. When he hired her charter boats for the film he was directing, he pulled her back from the brink of bankruptcy. But he didn't want to end their relationship there.

After an unhappy marriage Stacy had sworn off men--until Matt tempted her to give in to her emotions just once more. She knew she was risking a broken heart, but so long as she was held tightly in Matt's arms, she simply didn't care.

A Joyride Books romance classic by Linda Wisdom!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

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The Daring Heart by Carmen Caine Review

Title: The Daring Heart
Series: The Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance Series
Author: Carmen Caine
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 335
Price: $3.49 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Hooks your from page one!

Book Synopsis:

(Scotland, 1482) - To the scandalous Lord Julian Gray, marriage is a malady and nothing more.

How can a man even court a lass longer than a fortnight when there are so many pouting lips to kiss?

Roaming the courts of Europe, Julian appears to spend his time drinking wine, wagering gold, and dandling willing lasses upon his knee. But no one knows the man behind the mask. No one knows that he is Le Marin--Europe's most daring and brazen spy.

But everything changes the night he finds a dagger pressed against his ribs and an alluring hazel-eyed minx in his bed.

Born into the Vindictam, the renowned Venetian family of assassins, Liselle dreams of the day she will be allowed to practice the family craft. And when she is sent to the Scottish court, her dream is finally realized. But is it an honor ... or a curse?

As the threat of civil war looms over Scotland, and the king's own brother conspires with the English to put himself on the Scottish throne, Julian can't help but be distracted by the mysterious Venetian beauty and her many secrets.

But will it be his undoing?

Review:

What I really love about this book is that from page one I was hooked. Carmen Caine is an amazing author who writes amazing fiction that holds you hostage until you finish the book. If you love historical romance, you're going to love this book. Best of all, you don't have to have read the other books in the series. The books in the series can be read as standalone books.

Two Widows and the Thrift Store Murders by Ruth Ross

Two Widows and the Thrift Store Murders (Two Widows Mystery Series) by Ruth Ross
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From Ruth Ross, author of Two Widows and the Thrift Store Murders and Two Widows and the Misdirected Message, comes the third book in the Two Widows Mystery Series: Two Widows and the Rest Home Menace.

When residents of the local assisted living facility start checking out early, it’s up to the Two Widows to discover what really lurks in the hallways. Millie Mahoney, and her mother, Margaret Cisneros, once again find themselves knee-deep in mystery, intrigue and the potential for fashion disaster.

It Began With Burlesque: A Romantic Comedy/Mystery by T.A. Dufficy

It Began With Burlesque: A Romantic Comedy/Mystery by T.A. Dufficy
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What’s the best way of making friends when you’re new to an area?

“There’s always zumba,” thinks Carrie. And so she enrols in the village dance class where she meets Odette. But it’s not long before their manic teacher, Zandra Zumba, has them gasping for breath. Fearing imminent collapse the new friends wonder what they could try instead. The answer appears in a poster at the local pub for a burlesque dance class. “Release Your Inner Goddess” it announces. Little Hatten has never seen anything so risqué. Carrie can’t wait to try on the nipple tassels but Odette isn’t quite so sure.

However before they have the chance to drape their feather boas round their necks, their lives take a seismic turn. Romantic dramas engulf their settled, small town world and set them off on an unexpected chain of events.

Join Carrie and Odette on their 30-something journey of love, sequins, men and mystery in this heart-warming tale of friendship, laughter, intrigue and feather boas.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Wrong Todd by Donna McDonald Review

Title: The Wrong Todd
Author: Donna McDonald
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Pages: 143
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Funny and empowering.

Book Synopsis:

After she survives the bachelor auction, Sabine vows she is never doing another favor for a friend. This is especially true for favors that involve spending large sums of money and buying men whose last names she doesn't even know. In twenty bachelors, Sabine maybe expected to find several Davids, Mikes, or Johns. But what were the odds of two Todds? And now what is she going to do on a date with the wrong one?

Review:

Whether you're a recent divorcee or not, you're going to enjoy this book. It's filled with laughs and sexy fun. I love that Sabine is made to feel beautiful and sexy, despite her thinking that she's overweight. That made the book even more enjoyable.

Down & Dead In Dixie (Down & Dead, Inc. Series) by Vicki Hinze Review

Title: Down & Dead in Dixie
Series: Down & Dead, Inc. Series
Author: Vicki Hinze
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 267
Price: $6.99
Thoughts: Clean, funny, and kinda sassy.

Book Synopsis:

To live, sometimes ya gotta die! Daisy Grant is in a heap of trouble. She stumbles into a mob turf war and now somebody wants her dead. Daisy may be small-town to the bone, not at all the kind of woman to deal with the Southern Mafia, but she knows how to get creative fast!

Enters the way-too-attractive Mark Jensen... He didn't mean to rescue anybody, and he certainly didn't mean to go on the run because of a stubborn, sassy woman. Soon they are up to their ears in so many wacky characters they don't know who's on their side. Daisy and Mark decide that to live, sometimes ya gotta die. And sometimes to die right takes . . . practice.

Review:

Those that love a funny, kinda sassy female lead are going to love this series. What I really loved about this series though was that it was clean. As someone who reads over a hundred books a year, it's so nice to find a book that you can recommend to all your friends. Down & Dead in Dixie is a must for those that love cozy mysteries and women sleuths. I highly recommend it!

Looking for Jojo: A Mystery Fiction Thriller by Florian Marzahl - FREE

Looking for Jojo: A Mystery Fiction Thriller by Florian Marzahl
FREE

Michelle Chauvin has spent half her life alone, since her parents died. While she was at university in New Orleans, 20 years ago. When Jojo calls from New Orleans, it seems like a reunion is overdue. Time to go back. Back to New Orleans. It's everything she remembers, Only problem is Jojo is missing. Prime suspect is a shadowy lawyer. Michelle has new business now tracking down Jojo. She goes to see the lawyer in an attempt to meet the lawyers client. He is pulling the strings in order to buy out a lucrative piece of New Orleans night life real estate. Along the way Michelle must Charm her way past the lawyer. Confront the events that drove her out of new Orleans 20 years before. And most importantly Find Jojo.

The Highwayman's Bride (Entangled Scandalous) by Jane Beckenham

The Highwayman's Bride (Entangled Scandalous) by Jane Beckenham
$2.99

England, 1813
 
Forced into a marriage...
 
Compelled by her uncle to marry a man who has a predilection for violence, Tess Stanhope resorts to a ploy from her favorite novels to fund an escape - highway robbery. But her attempt is botched by a maddening, handsome rogue named Aiden.
 
Driven by  revenge...
 
Aiden Masters, the Earl of Charnley, is hell-bent on avenging his sister's brutal treatment at the hands of the criminal Florian Nash. He single-mindedly seeks vengeance at the expense of all else - even by furtively roaming the highways at night.
 
Blackmailed for love...
 
At a London party Tess meets up with Aiden once again and blackmails him... marry her or she'll divulge to society his clandestine life as a highwayman. She desires a marriage in name only -  but the more time they spend fighting their desire, the closer they come to giving in.

On the Scent: HarperImpulse Romantic Suspense by Angela Campbell

On the Scent: HarperImpulse Romantic Suspense by Angela Campbell
$6.64

Hannah Dawson has a big problem: she’s just become the unexpected owner of a snarky cat, a loveable but not-so-bright dog… and their $10 million fortune!

Which would be awesome if it hadn’t made her the target of every wacko in the metro Atlanta area. Now Hannah and her famous pets need protecting and there’s only one man who can help them…
Enter Zachary Collins: ex-TV star of ‘The Psychic Detective’ and street-wise private investigator – all 6 foot blue-eyed gorgeousness!

Only Zach’s got secrets of his own – not least that he finds his new client irresistibly hot. The more time he spends keeping Hannah out of harm’s way, the more he’s tempted to give in to the attraction… even if it means breaking all his own rules.

Book one in an exciting new trilogy from the witty, wonderful world of Angela Campbell!

No Place Like Rome (A Lexi Carmichael Mystery) by Julie Moffett

No Place Like Rome (A Lexi Carmichael Mystery) by Julie Moffett
$2.51

A Lexi Carmichael Mystery

Italy might seem like a long way to go to hide after a disastrous date. But when sexy überhacker Slash (no, that's not his real name) asks me to go with him to Rome on an investigation, the timing is sort of perfect. My messed-up love life becomes the least of my worries, though, after the dead body, the near-kidnapping and the discovery of a top secret encrypted file that even I can't hack.

With time running out, there's only one thing to do: call in the legendary Zimmerman twins and my best fluent-in-Italian friend, Basia, to crack the code. Now if only someone could help me solve the mystery of whether Slash is flirting, or if all the kissing is just one of those "when in Rome" things…
But when we finally uncover the secret someone would kill to keep, it's up to me to solve the case and save the lives of my best friends.

Just another week in the life of geek-girl Lexi Carmichael.

Read about Lexi's previous adventures in No One Lives Twice, No One to Trust and No Money Down.

61,000 words

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hero Dog Stories 2: 18 True Stories of Amazing Dogs by Jennifer Ogden - FREE

Hero Dog Stories 2: 18 True Stories of Amazing Dogs by Jennifer Ogden - FREE
FREE

Looking for a great dog story? How would you like 18 great dog stories!

Jennifer Ogden's 2nd book of heroic dog stories is filled with 18 remarkable true stories of ordinary dogs that performed extraordinary, heroic acts.

* Find out what a German shepherd named Shelby does when her family's house fills with carbon monoxide

* Discover what Blue, an Australian blue heeler, does when his elderly owner falls at night in an area filled with alligators

* Learn what happens when a man crashes his car in a remote part of Australian and the only one who knows he is there is his English sheepdog named Boydy.

* Find out what a great dane named Juliana does to stop a bomb from exploding during the London blitz when a bomb falls into her home.

* Discover what happens when a sweet border collie mix named Vicious does when a cougar walks into her home and leaps on her owner.

These are just a few of the great dog stories in the book Hero Dog Stories 2: 18 True Stories of Amazing Dogs. There are many more!

The book is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Although written in a simple style as a children's book, adults will enjoy the stories as well. The book contains 132 pages.

Like a good dog story? This book of 18 dog stories is perfect for you!

Powered (The Powered Trilogy) by Cheyanne Young

Powered (The Powered Trilogy) by Cheyanne Young
$2.99

NOW FEATURING A NEW COVER

 Maci Might's sixteenth birthday is supposed to be the day she's awarded Hero status. But thanks to a tiny anger problem and a questionable family tree, King City's elders think it's best if she doesn't join the Hero ranks. Determined to change their minds, Maci will break whatever rule it takes to prove she's Hero material. As her hair darkens and her anger grows, everyone turns against her except Evan; a childhood friend turned scientist who may be able to unlock the secrets hidden in her DNA.

When a villain attacks King City and her dad is held prisoner, Maci discovers a truth she refuses to believe. She may not be a Hero after all—but this time the Heroes of King City need her more than she needs them. And she won't let them down.

Powered is the first in a trilogy.

Hearts to God (The Hearts to God Series) by Traci Tyne Hilton

Hearts to God (The Hearts to God Series) by Traci Tyne Hilton
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Orphaned as an infant, Madeline Snow grew up in the Shaker community--the perfect place to learn reverence, hard work, and a love for God that surpasses the need for an earthly family. But the difference between what the Bible says and what the Shakers taught was too much for Madeline, so when she came of age, she left the safety of her home for a new life with her much older sister.

Madeline had been trained to grow herbs and make medicine by the best herbalists in her community, but in the wild Oregon Outback finding a husband is the only proper occupation for a single lady. Madeline left the Shaker community, but her devotion to God and the principle of celibacy, are unchanged. Finding a husband to direct her life is her last priority.

But her sister and guardian is just as stubborn as Madeline. Madeline will marry, whether she wants to or not.

Unfortunately for Madeline, finding a husband isn't simply a matter of falling in love. Some men are off limits, no matter how they make your heart thunder.

A Lady's Plight (Lords of Sussex) by Katy Walters Review

Title: A Lady's Plight
Series: Lords of Sussex
Author: Katy Walters
Genre: Regency Romance
Pages: 143
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Masterfully written.

Book Synopsis:

A spirited heroine with a mind of her own
A reluctant bridegroom -
A stalker determined to own her. 
Lady Isabella Winton  waited four years to marry her fiancé, but each year Lord Alexander Fitzroy, Earl of Standford, a serving officer and  reformed rake, finds an excuse to delay the nuptials. This time, with the marriage set for the next month, he tells her he received an urgent message from his Colonel. He is needed in Belgium almost immediately. He warns her it may be dangerous for her to accompany him.

Isabella realizes he is bluffing, things would not change so suddenly. Brussels is the centre of a social whirl with riding, the theatre, and lavish balls. Fearing Alex may have returned to his rakish ways and already installed a mistress, she insists on travelling with him. Will he agree?

Isabella is unaware Lord Everard Ladness, heir to a dukedom, is obsessed with her and will go to any lengths to possess her.

Review:

I'm not sure where the negatives reviews came from for this book. One of the first things I loved about this book was that the author used language that fit the time period. I also loved that she wrote descriptions that allow you to become fully immersed in the story. In other words, Katy Walters knows how to show readers what's going on, rather than just telling them. I love that Isabella is such a strong character that isn't going to sit back and be forced to do things she doesn't want to do. If you enjoy regency romance, you're going to enjoy this book.

Monday, February 24, 2014

English for the Eager Learners: Writing and Learning English Grammar - FREE

English for the Eager Learners: Writing and Learning English Grammar by Ira P. Boone
FREE - 2/24 and 2/25

This only book will benefit readers in three ways: 1. to know the methods of studying the language, 2. to understand the reasons behind the rules, 3. to get the really current, complete and up-dated information about modern English grammar and writing. There are 29 tutorial videos to help readers understand the lessons. Every lesson will deliver some valuable hidden knowledge to the learners, who will find themselves turning much brighter in a short time. Readers can download 5 chapters for free at http://mariaenglishsociety.hk/ebook/

Sunday, February 23, 2014

On the Inside by Kim Cano - $0.99 Goodie!

On the Inside by Kim Cano
$0.99

When Kristen is sentenced to seventeen years for committing a white collar crime, she’s forced to leave her husband and two sons behind.

Life in prison is a shock. She discovers that people aren’t always what they seem, love wears many faces, and friendship can make life worth living.

But as she struggles to survive on the inside, Kristen must face something even more frightening than her fellow inmates. . . herself.

Aiding the Enemy (War Girls) by Julie Rowe

Aiding the Enemy (War Girls) by Julie Rowe
$2.51

Book three of War Girls
German-occupied Brussels, Belgium
December 1915

Rose Culver is in grave danger. For months the Red Cross head nurse has been aiding Allied soldiers caught behind enemy lines, helping them flee into neutral Netherlands. It's only a matter of time until she's caught. Which makes it the wrong time to fall in love with a handsome German military doctor as devoted to the sanctity of human life as she is.

The Great War has caused Dr. Herman Geoff to question everything he once believed. He knows Rose has been hiding British soldiers in her hospital—he's even treated some of them, refusing to go against his own Hippocratic oath. As a doctor, he admires Rose's skill and conviction. As a man, he can no longer deny his attraction to her. But when Rose is arrested for treason, Herman must choose between love for her and duty to his country…

For more tales of love and war, download Saving the Rifleman and Enticing the Spymaster, available now!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Molly Gets Her Man (Entangled Ignite) by Julie Rowe Review

Title: Molly Gets Her Man
Series: Entangled Ignite
Author: Julie Rowe
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 163
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Funny, hot, and action-packed.

Book Synopsis:

When flaky Las Vegas hairdresser Molly McLaren overhears a Russian hit man planning to kill a US congressman and take out Hoover Dam in the process, she becomes a target for murder. Now, on the run from the assassin and a dirty cop, she winds up in an eighteen wheeler with an ex-cop sporting a bum leg, a bad attitude, and a body built for loving.

Grey Wilson just wanted to be left alone. No more Las Vegas. No more casinos. And no more floozy women like the one his best friend sent him to pick up on the side of the road. She talks fast, but her endless curves and sensuous nature make him want to slow down. Which is not in the cards. Grey knows he needs to unload his excess baggage. And quick.

But when someone tries to kill the Vegas beauty, Molly captures his heart with her backbone of steel, and brains to boot. Now in order to grasp the future that had once seemed impossible, Molly and Grey need to keep Hoover Dam, the congressman, and their love from being blown sky-high.

Review:

Sometimes a girl is just in the wrong place at the wrong time. This time it results in an edge of your seat romantic suspense novel that is funny, hot, and action-packed. Molly Gets Her Man by Julie Rowe is the perfect read for those that love a bit of serious action in their romance. If you love romantic suspense, there's a good chance you'll really enjoy Molly Get Her Man.

After Burn by Kathleen Lawless and Lea Tassie Review

Title: After Burn
Author: Kathleen Lawless and Lea Tassie
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 258
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Hot in more ways than one.

Book Synopsis:

The Heat Is On!

Lt. Matt Nicols, new head of San Francisco’s arson squad, is baffled by a string of apparently motiveless fires in which two people have died. He doesn’t need the added pressure of hotshot specialist arson investigator Erica Johnson dogging his every step.

Erica only wants to do her job, with or without the cooperation of the grouchy Lt. Nicols. What she doesn’t expect are the sparks flaring between them, generating a different type of fire. Or the long-past deadly secrets their investigation will uncover.

Review:

An awesome romantic suspense novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for the culprit to be revealed AND the arson investigating duo to set a fire of their own. After Burn by Kathleen Lawless and Lea Tassie is hot, sexy, and impossible to put down.

Control (Book Seven) (Fated Saga Fantasy Series) by Rachel Humphrey-D'aigle Review

Title: Control
Series: Fated Saga, Book 7
Author: Rachel Humphrey-D'aigle
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 354
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: Keeps you wanting more.

Book Synopsis:

A prophecy made long ago, claiming that three immortal offspring will bring balance to the world of magic.

But no one can tell them how... is fate bringing them closer to fulfilling their destiny, taking them each on a predetermined journey that will end with just one winner? Or is each step they have taken so far, just a move in someone else’s game?

Review:

Control continues the trend of being better than the other books in the series. It's also the longest book in the series. The only thing that bothers me in having to wait for book 8! The author certainly knows how to keep readers wanting more.

Crushed (YA Paranormal Romance) (The Witch-Game Books) by K. C. Blake

Crushed (YA Paranormal Romance) (The Witch-Game Books) by K. C. Blake
$2.99

The Noah sisters rule Titan High with their beauty, brains, and magical powers.

Each year they play a secret game: Crushed. The girls pick their targets carefully and blow enchanted dust into the boy’s faces, charming them. The girls give the boys commands, tasks to perform. If the boy completes the task, the witch's power grows. At the end of the year the girls call their spells back and test them to see how much power they've gained. The witch with the most power wins a year's worth of saved up allowance from her sisters.

This year Kristen chooses the wrong boy to mess with after Brittany dares her to Crush him. Ordinarily Kristen wouldn't dream of doing something so risky, but she's in a bad mood and isn't thinking clearly. Right away she senses something is wrong. Instead of staring at her with puppy dog eyes, Zach Bevian (also known as tall, dark, and scary) glares at her, a look that could kill. Then he hesitates when she gives him an order. Something is definitely wrong.

After being Crushed, Zach goes home to the family mansion and lets his anger ripple off him in deadly waves. The house shakes. Zach is also a powerful witch, but he has another dark secret. It involves his impulsive and mentally challenged sister.

Kristen almost dies that same day. Someone is trying to kill her, but she has more suspects than evidence. If the spell didn't take, it's possible Zach is trying to put her out of his misery. Or it could be her jealous sister Brittany. Or is there another witch at the school, a witch in hiding?

Zach decides to play along and pretend to be enchanted rather than risk exposing the truth about himself. If Kristen is going to play games with boys, maybe she should be taught a lesson. He sets out to show her the error of her ways. Then he gets caught up in a murder plot. Should he save her life or let her enemy get rid of her?

Reviewers call this a fast and fun YA Paranormal Romance.

This is the first in the Witch-game series with Witch Hunt being the second. Each book has a new set of characters and a different game to play so you can read them in whatever order you want. Other categories for this book include paranormal romance, YA paranormal, witch romance, YA books, and YA urban fantasy.

Uplifting One Life at a Time by Mary Banos - Prime Freebie

Uplifting One Life at a Time by Mary Banos
$3.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Regardless of your past, regardless of your obstacles, and regardless of what other people think – you can create your own path, and reach your goals and dreams in life. Your past does not have to dictate your future. You have power over your future and where you are going in your life.

By encouraging yourself, choosing where to place your focus, you can change your life and the lives of those around you. By empowering yourself, you can then empower other people around you. When you accomplish dreams, you will feel empowered. People in your life can feel empowered by watching you reach those dreams. You and those around you can encourage each other.

Around you day to day are people who you can encourage. Simply listening to someone who needs a person to hear them can lighten their day. To encourage someone is to nurture their hearts and spirits. How many people around you could feel inspired just by you noticing them, and taking a moment to uplift them? Take a moment to look around. You can make a difference. The opportunities are there. Do you see them?

Website: www.encouraginglife.com

Lei Me Down (The Fontaines) by Selena Cooper

Lei Me Down (The Fontaines) by Selena Cooper
$2.99

Brandy and Luke Fontaine are sexy, fun, rich, and maybe just a little oversexed. They’re newlyweds honeymooning in Hawaii when they find a dead body. Turns out their fellow guest has been murdered, and they set out to solve the case.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Naughty Never Die (Book Two of The Seduction Series) by L.L. Kellogg Review

Title: The Naughty Never Die
Series: The Seduction Series, Book 2
Author: L.L. Kellogg
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Pages: 261
Price: FREE
Thoughts: Fun and sexy romance.

Book Synopsis:

If only the good die young, then New Jersey's virtuous First Lady should be a cinch to kill.
                              Unless....deep down she's really quite naughty.


The Beauty--a chronic people pleaser who's had enough of her goody-two-shoes life

Since her mother's untimely death, crusader Josephine Callahan has served as New Jersey's First Lady. Acting as her father's official hostess in the governor's mansion is tantamount to living in a fishbowl, which makes S-E-X extremely difficult. On the brink of a nervous breakdown, frustrated Josie loses her usual good sense along with her cool and lets her assemblyman boyfriend sweet-talk her into an impromptu romantic getaway--something she would never consider if she had a clue someone is trying to kill her.

The Beast--an incurable bad boy who refuses to admit beneath his scars lurks a hero.

A deliberately twisted message, via the governor's spiteful assistant, misleads ex Special Forces officer, DJ Ryder, as to the true objective of his freelance assignment. He's told to, not only track down the governor's classy daughter and hold her in protective custody, but to also teach her a lesson by letting her believe she's been kidnapped.

When Josie discovers the scarred, but still sexy, badass has played her for a fool, she retaliates by feigning a raging case of Stockholm syndrome, teasing the brute until all he can think of is the 'hold her' part of his orders. How can Ryder concentrate on keeping Josie safe when he's busy avoiding the danger she poses to his heart?

Review:

From page one this book is funny and sexy. I mean imagine a big, bad ass guy who's afraid of tiny, fluffy dogs. The book gets better and better, becoming more and more sexy as a woman who is thought to be meek and well-mannered turns out to be downright naughty and a guy who is thought to be a scarred bad boy starts to fall in love. This romance isn't sweet and lovey dovey; it's hot, funny, and oh so sexy.

Behind the Walls (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series) by Elaine Orr Review

Title: Behind the Walls
Series: Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series
Author: Elaine Orr
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 242
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Perfect cozy mystery.

Book Synopsis:

Someone will kill for what's hidden behind the walls of the hurricane-damaged house Jolie bought. After Jolie and Scoobie find a small sack of jewelry as they do a mold attack on her bungalow, Jolie is pursued by a purse thief and a burglar. But the guy she's most worried about is the one who left an elderly auctioneer dead on her porch swing. In between appraising houses and planning a fundraiser for the food pantry (can you say liquid string contest?), Jolie tries to figure out if there is more stolen bounty in her New Jersey beach town. Is the feared killer the same person who burned some vacant houses, or the as-yet unmasked Peeping Tom? And are they willing to kill again to get to the hidden riches?

Her friends and local police warn her to butt out, but that's just encouragement for a woman who likes to get to the bottom of things. Jolie wrestles with fear as she tries to get her cat, Jazz, to feel at home in the new house. Maybe an unexpected visitor can be a substitute for Aunt Madge's golden retrievers.

And then there's her love life. Jolie also needs to decide if she really wants to get back with her former boyfriend, Ocean Alley Press reporter George Winters. Or are feelings for someone else trying to get her attention?

Review:

Behind the Walls by Elaine Orr has all the elements of an excellent cozy mystery. There are laughs, loveable characters, and, of course, an excellent mystery. This is the perfect read to cozy up with to enjoy the last few weeks of winter. I only wish I had a fireplace to have curled up and read this book next to. If you love cozy mystery, read this one.

Murder Takes The Cake (Daphne Martin Cake Mysteries) by Gayle Trent Review

Title: Murder Takes the Cake
Series: Daphne Martin Cake Mysteries, Book 1
Author: Gayle Trent
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 288
Price: $7.69
Thoughts: LOVED IT!

Book Synopsis:

A routine cake delivery becomes a culinary nightmare when a small-town baker discovers her first client’s dead body in this irresistible new mystery series. It’ll take more than a little sugar to convince folks Daphne Martin’s freshly baked spice cake was not to blame for the mysterious death of town gossip Yodel Watson. Getting her new cake decorating business, Daphne’s Delectable Cakes, off the ground is hard enough now that Daphne’s moved back to her southern Virginia hometown, but orders have been even slower since she found Yodel’s body. She soon realizes, however, that just about everybody in town had a reason to poison the cantankerous busybody, from the philandering pet shop owner, to Yodel’s church potluck nemesis, to the Save-A-Buck’s cranky produce manager-turned-bagger. Now, to help prove she’s no confectionary killer, Daphne recruits her old flame, Ben Jacobs, editor of the local newspaper, and quickly stirs up a long-hidden family scandal that just might hold the secret ingredient she needs to solve the case. All she’s got to do is roll up her sleeves and get her hands a little dirty before the real culprit decides that taking sweet revenge on Daphne will be icing on the cake.

Review:

Love, love, love Gayle Trent's work. I started out reading book four of the series so it was nice to come back and read book one. Murder Takes the Cake is not only an awesome mystery, but it has characters that you can't help but love. I also love how there are so many little mini mysteries that come together in the end. Trent is such a talented author, but I love the fact that she really knows what she's talking about. When she writes about cake baking and decorating, you can tell she's a master baker as well as an awesome author.

A Lady's Plight (Lords of Sussex) by Katy Walters - $0.99 Goodie!

A Lady's Plight (Lords of Sussex) by Katy Walters
$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members

A spirited heroine with a mind of her own
A reluctant bridegroom -
A stalker determined to own her. 
Lady Isabella Winton  waited four years to marry her fiancé, but each year Lord Alexander Fitzroy, Earl of Standford, a serving officer and  reformed rake, finds an excuse to delay the nuptials. This time, with the marriage set for the next month, he tells her he received an urgent message from his Colonel. He is needed in Belgium almost immediately. He warns her it may be dangerous for her to accompany him.

Isabella realizes he is bluffing, things would not change so suddenly. Brussels is the centre of a social whirl with riding, the theatre, and lavish balls. Fearing Alex may have returned to his rakish ways and already installed a mistress, she insists on travelling with him. Will he agree?

Isabella is unaware Lord Everard Ladness, heir to a dukedom, is obsessed with her and will go to any lengths to possess her.

Down & Dead In Dixie (Down & Dead, Inc. Series) by Vicki Hinze

Down & Dead In Dixie (Down & Dead, Inc. Series) by Vicki Hinze
$6.99

Clean Read. This book is suitable for most readers.

To live, sometimes ya gotta die! Daisy Grant is in a heap of trouble. She stumbles into a mob turf war and now somebody wants her dead. Daisy may be small-town to the bone, not at all the kind of woman to deal with the Southern Mafia, but she knows how to get creative fast!

Enters the way-too-attractive Mark Jensen... He didn't mean to rescue anybody, and he certainly didn't mean to go on the run because of a stubborn, sassy woman. Soon they are up to their ears in so many wacky characters they don't know who's on their side. Daisy and Mark decide that to live, sometimes ya gotta die. And sometimes to die right takes . . . practice.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Murder Strikes a Pose (A Downward Dog Mystery) by Tracy Weber Review

Title: Murder Strikes a Pose
Series: A Downward Dog Mystery
Author: Tracy Weber
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 290
Price: $8.69
Thoughts: A fast-paced cozy mystery.

Book Synopsis:

When George and Bella—a homeless alcoholic and his intimidating German shepherd—disturb the peace outside her studio, yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s Zen-like calm is stretched to the breaking point. Kate tries to get rid of them before Bella scares the yoga pants off her students. Instead, the three form an unlikely friendship.

One night Kate finds George’s body behind her studio. The police dismiss his murder as a drug-related street crime, but she knows George wasn’t a dealer. So Kate starts digging into George’s past while also looking for someone to adopt Bella before she’s sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer nipping at her heels, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real.

Review:

I have to agree with other reviewers in that I love that the main character, Kate, isn't perfect. As much as she wants to be a laid back person who can adapt and remain mellow, she fails miserably. She lets a ill-mannered dog get under her skin and acts inappropriately. However, the dog is soon in her care and things are far from laid back. Can she overcome all the stress, find a murderer, and save a dog from an unfortunate fate?

Murder Strikes a Pose is a delightful cozy mystery that is fast-paced and a must for dog lovers. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

A Girl and Her Kindle was provided a copy of Murder Strikes a Pose in exchange for an honest review.

Destructive Silence Young Adult Edition (A Destructive Novel) by L.U. Ann Review

Title: Destructive Silence Young Adult Edition
Series: A Destructive Novel
Author: L.U. Ann
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 243
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: A thought-provoking read.

Book Synopsis:

If you never speak of the past, can it be erased?

Lacey Edwards has a past.

A past which changed her life forever.

A past she is desperate to forget.

Lacey is quiet and reserved compared to her best friend Becca Fox. They became instant friends when Lacey moved to Maryland nine years ago. Becca helped pull Lacey out of her internal shell to experience life. By high school, Lacey was active in the club scene and would occasionally have to drag Becca with her. One night, Lacey realized she might be able to run from her past with the help of Becca and one steamy Caine Rogers.

Lacey didn't know, until it was too late, how feelings, honesty, heartbreak and life altering events can change a person. Lacey has Becca’s support but will that be enough?

Will Lacey sacrifice her own happiness to do what is expected?

***WARNING***

Appropriate for readers 16 years and up. This novel contains heavy life issues that some might find offensive.

Review:

It's not all about vampires and werewolves fighting for a strange girl's affections. Young adult novels can explore real areas of life that can be troubling and confusing for teenagers. Destructive Silence is an entertaining read that deals with difficult issues. It's also an extremely emotional read that explores some of the most devastating events a teen may encounter. Whether you're a teen or a mother looking for a book for her daughter, I recommend this book.

Caution: Man at Work by Linda Wisdom Review

Title: Caution: Man at Work
Author: Linda Wisdom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 220
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: Captivating and sexy romance.

Book Synopsis:

Cole Bishop had appeared in her hour of need and she'd done it--hired him--a male housekeeper! Perhaps now, with her twin boys in his care, she could get back to her demanding career in advertising.

In no time her chaotic household was running smoothly. The boys were in heaven. But Kelly Connors hadn't counted on Cole insinuating himself into her life so personally...so passionately. Nor was she prepared for her ex-husband's intrusion on their newfound domestic bliss or his vicious threats to take the children from her. And when the boys suddenly vanished, Kelly was terrified, torn.

Had she asked too much, wanting her children, her career, her independence--and the man she loved? Could Cole--a journalist doing "undercover" research on house-husbanding--help her find both her boys and all the answers?

Review:

Oh, how I loved this romance! I mean, who doesn't love a man who cooks and cleans? Okay, okay Kelly Conners does hire Cole to do the work, but how could a single woman resist a man who seems to be all she's ever looked for? Caution: Man at Work is such a captivating romance that will keep you flipping the pages.

The Cured by David Wind and Terese Ramin

Title: The Cured
Author: David Wind and Terese Ramin
Genre: Suspense
Pages: 296
Price: $4.99
Thoughts: Surprised by how quickly it sucked me in.

Book Synopsis:

When over 4000 people world-wide had died after taking a cure for cancer, the drug was recalled. But the questions kept coming. Was it contamination? Was it sabotage? Or, was it outright murder by an insane research scientist to retaliate against the pharmaceutical giant he worked for and to avenge the death of his wife?

And everyone wanted Doctor Donald Brockman! The lawyers wanted answers; the FDA wanted answers and, Homeland Security wanted the doctor!

When the 911 code flashed across her beeper, Dr. Kira Brockman went cold. The one thing she had been dreading had happened and her life as she knew it had been changed, and the change was for the worst!

The wrong people had found her father!

She knew she had very little time to get out of the hospital, to find her brother and to run before Homeland Security and the FBI found them, and they were not the only ones: the lawyers who were in the midst of a huge class action suit against the international pharmaceutical manufacturing giant who had sold the cancer cure wanted her and the evidence she had as well as the lethal security team from the drug company who was trying to stop Kira Brockman from disclosing the evidence only she could get—evidence that would save her father—and they would use any means necessary to stop her.

And so begins the heart stopping cross country race to save her father's life and prove he was not responsible for the deaths of 4,000 people—The Cured—who had survived cancer because of his medication and then inexplicably died from the very cure he’d created.

Review:

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not normally the type to pick up a medical suspense novel, but am so glad I picked this one up. From page one I was hooked. This is the type of novel that causes sweat to bead at your brow as you read through each anxiety-filled scene. Wind and Ramin have done such an excellent job and developing characters and a storyline that is believable, which makes it even more suspenseful. If you love medical suspense novels, you're going to love this one.

Destined Magic: A Witch Guardian Romance by Caryn Moya Block

Destined Magic: A Witch Guardian Romance by Caryn Moya Block
$3.99

Destined Magic
A Witch Guardian Romance
Book One

Garrett Amhurst, a member of the Witch Guardian Police Force, investigates a claim of blood magic at the Blue Dolphin. He is surprised to find his “Destined One” is the owner. She isn’t guilty of participating in the illegal rituals. But her sister is and it’s Garrett’s job to bring her to justice.
Gabriella Ross, Water Witch, knows her sister is hooked on the magic high of blood magic. But she can’t turn her in to the Guardians. They would strip her sister of her magic. Gabriella would do anything to save her little sister, including stepping in front of a bullet.
Contains Adult Content

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Guardian Angel by Linda Wisdom Review

Title: Guardian Angel
Author: Linda Wisdom
Genre: Romance
Pages: 145
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: Loved the strong female lead who falls for the man she's protecting.

Book Synopsis:

The lady in command—a graduate of Annapolis—beautiful Alex Page had put a career in Naval Intelligence and a bitter marriage behind her. Now, as security chief of a major firm, her main charge was guarding the body of its dashing president.

Proud, aloof, an absolute professional, Alex had no interest in protecting Jared Templeton from the exquisite society women who assaulted his magnificent body by night—no interest in challenging the Sydney Sorceress or the South Seas Siren—until, without warning, the climate changed. Suddenly the man who moved through women like a shark through shoals of fish launched a calculated attack on her senses. And Alex, master of self-defense, could no longer guarantee the safety of her own heart.

Review:

I love how strong of a character Alex Page is, but what I loved even more was watching her fall in love with a man she was hired to protect. It's such a fun romance that is of course incredibly sexy as well.

The Unrelenting Tide (Islands of Intrigue: San Juans) by Lynnette Bonner Review

Title: The Unrelenting Tide
Series: Islands of Intrigue: San Juans, Book 1
Author: Lynnette Bonner
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Pages: 328
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Heart-racing suspense from page one.

Book Synopsis:

She’s been living a lie that could just get her killed…

Widowed former Hollywood actress Devynne Lang has been living a quiet life in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest. For years, she's hoped her fabricated death would keep her identity safe from the public, and more to the point, from the stalker who forced her into hiding. But strange things have been happening around her place and this time, with a daughter to protect, she can’t afford one mistake – even if it means letting Carcen Lang get close enough to help.

Carcen would do anything to protect his brother’s widow and her daughter. So when he discovers Devynne may be in danger, he vows to find the man responsible. But dead lead after dead lead frustrates and baffles. Until the unthinkable happens and he realizes the danger has been closer than either of them could have imagined.

…because lies always have a way of coming back to bite you.

Review:

A Christian romantic suspense novel that gets your heart racing from page one. Throughout the book you'll find suspense-filled moments that will have you on the edge of your seat. Of course, you'll also find romance and bits of laughter. The Unrelenting Tide by Lynnette Bonner is a very enjoyable read that will be an instant hit with those that love this genre.

Bell, Book, and Sandals (Maxie Duncan, Book 1) by Melissa L. Webb Review

Title: Bell, Book, and Sandals
Series: Maxie Duncan, Book 1
Author: Melissa L. Webb
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 189
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: LOVED IT!

Book Synopsis:

Sometimes life can be a real witch!

Meet Maxie Duncan. Your average 23-year-old blonde. If you can call being wealthy, gorgeous, and knowing what the future holds at times, average.

After her fiancé blindsides her with a breakup at their favorite restaurant, she leaves Maine for a shot at being Hollywood's new 'it girl.' There's only one problem. She's never acted a day in her life.

When a big Hollywood director sends her packing, she realizes if she wants to stay in L.A., she may have to become a normal girl after all. But normal has never been in the cards for her. Strange things keep happening wherever she goes, a red-eyed shadow no one else sees is stalking her, and to top it off, she may be falling in love again, with either the bookish guy next door, or Hollywood's hottest leading man.

But everything isn't what it seems. Someone's keeping secrets from her. Is it her new friends at the apartment building she moved into? Or is it Ryan Everheart, the actor who wants to sweep her off her feet? And why are her feet suddenly floating off the ground?

It's enough to drive a girl insane. All Maxie wants to do is ride off into the sunset with her one true love and find a killer pair of Manolo Blahniks on the way. But how's a girl supposed to focus on a love life and shopping when everywhere she turns someone or something is trying to kill her?

Review:

I'll admit that I just wanted to smack Maxie to begin with. She was your typical shallow, rich girl who had no idea what real life was all about. HOWEVER, after finishing the book, I realize that the author did this on purpose. Watching Maxie grow into a caring, down to earth (or at least closer to earth) girl was part of why this book was so wonderful. I couldn't help but love this book, Melissa L. Webb has created some awesome characters and a wonderful beginning to a series that I can't wait to read more of. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves urban fantasies.

Starlet's Run (The Starlet Series #2) by Carla J Hanna Review

Title: Starlet's Run
Series: The Starlet Series #2
Author: Carla J Hanna
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 325
Price: $3.99
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Love. Intentions. Acting. Life is more complicated than a Hollywood story.

Fictional actress Liana Marie Michael writes her second memoir, Starlet's Run, as she suffers through the Five Stages of Grief. But when Lia's scripts speak for her and drama becomes her life, can she find the strength to run her own lines and shape her new role?
~ - ~
I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. Hollywood's obsession with beauty made my actress-mother stay competitive. Athletes use steroids. Actors use plastic surgery and anti-aging drugs. So now I'm a physical mess inside, dealing with it, and starring in a major motion picture.

Of course I can't quit. I have brain surgery, feel alive at Grandma's Montana ranch, go back to Hollywood and act. My boyfriend, Manuel, and I want to get married. Everyone has an opinion. I ignore the millions of naysayers until consequences turn dire.

I believe that dwelling on pain is a waste of time. Indecision is exhausting. I want to write my own future. But I'm only eighteen years old.

In a world where an actress is a product and everyone is a critic, can our young love survive? Should it?

Review:

I love the idea of this series. Reading the memoirs of a fictional actress is such a fun idea that brings about real young adult issues in an entertaining way. This was a wonderful sequel to the series and I highly recommend it to those looking for a young adult series that isn't paranormal in nature.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sapphire Ice (Christian Romance) (The Jewel Series) by Hallee Bridgeman Review

Title: Sapphire Ice
Series: The Jewel Series, Book 1
Author: Hallee Bridgeman
Genre: Christian Romance
Pages: 200
Price: $3.99
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

To Robin Bartlett, men were nothing more than violent users. After a hair-raising childhood, Robin and her two younger half sisters battled simply to survive. Determined to give her sisters a very different life from that of their mother; to never have to rely on a man for anything, she worked two jobs and put them both through college, while accepting help from no one. Her heart had turned to ice and she had no use for men or God.

Antonio "Tony" Viscolli had grown up on the streets, homeless. At seventeen, he entered a downtown church with the intent of casing it, but found himself on his knees at the alter. After being fostered by the youth minister, Tony followed God's leading and eventually became a very successful and powerful businessman. In a fallen world, he was a gem.

When Tony bought the restaurant where Robin bartended, she immediately resented his intrusion into her well ordered, but exhausting, life. She suspected his offering her special attention and constant kindness was merely his way of expecting something from her in return, something she wasn't willing to give.

Tony knew God had led him to Robin. Would she ever allow herself to trust him? Could she ever allow herself to trust God? Or would the winter of their tragic youth rise from the shadows of the past and freeze any chance at happiness?

Review:

Wow. This book grabs you from the very beginning and sends you on an emotional roller coaster that keeps you turning the pages. Read as one woman who has turned her back on God meets a man who left a life of crime when he found God. It's a heart-felt romance like no other. If you love Christian romance, you're going to love this book. It's such a sweet, heart-wrenching read.

Final Heat by Kathleen Lawless

Title: Final Heat
Author: Kathleen Lawless
Genre: Adventurous Romance
Pages: 186
Price: $2.99
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Tessa and Hunter, an unlikely duo, infiltrate a high-stakes adventure race of millionaire couples, each with their own agenda to win. Set in the sultry Caribbean, the days are fraught with danger while the nights steam with sexual tension and it is clear someone doesn't want them to complete the race. At any price.

Review:

Love shows like Survivor? Then you're going to love this book. Filled with sexy scenes and tons of adventure, this book is a must for those looking for something different. I loved that it wasn't the same old, same old romance.

Gods with Fangs (Gods with Fangs Trilogy) by D.C. Armstrong Review

Title: Gods With Fangs
Series: Gods With Fangs Trilogy, Book 1
Author: D.C. Armstrong
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 195
Price: $3.99
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Book 1 of the Gods with Fangs Trilogy. The story continues in Book 2 - Unleashing Jupiter.
Cora McNeil's world has been turned upside down. Vampires have effortlessly taken over the world after meticulously placing themselves in positions of power over a century's time. They claim to have pure intentions: promising to lead mankind to a better way of life using their wealth, wisdom, and immunity to the selfish nature of humanity. However, many citizens are skeptical of their intentions, including Cora's father. His defiance leads him down a dangerous path and Cora is left with no choice but to try to protect her father from himself. But for Cora, the trouble is only just beginning as her life intertwines with those of three incredibly powerful vampires whose machinations may determine the fate of us all.

Review:

Not in the mood for giggling teenagers who throw themselves at the vampire hunk? Read this! Gods With Fangs is such a unique take on the vampire genre. I really enjoyed the political stance of the book. It made you question whether or not it was okay for vampires to feed when they were feeding on criminals. I like that the book makes you question how you would feel if tossed into a world like this one. D.C. Armstrong has created a vampire trilogy that is refreshingly new and ventures into unexplored realms. I highly recommend this book for vampire fans and those that love the paranormal.

After Burn by Kathleen Lawless and Lea Tassie

After Burn by Kathleen Lawless and Lea Tassie
$2.99

The Heat Is On!

Lt. Matt Nicols, new head of San Francisco’s arson squad, is baffled by a string of apparently motiveless fires in which two people have died. He doesn’t need the added pressure of hotshot specialist arson investigator Erica Johnson dogging his every step.

Erica only wants to do her job, with or without the cooperation of the grouchy Lt. Nicols. What she doesn’t expect are the sparks flaring between them, generating a different type of fire. Or the long-past deadly secrets their investigation will uncover.

Behind the Walls (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series) by Elaine Orr

Behind the Walls (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series) by Elaine Orr
$2.99

Someone will kill for what's hidden behind the walls of the hurricane-damaged house Jolie bought. After Jolie and Scoobie find a small sack of jewelry as they do a mold attack on her bungalow, Jolie is pursued by a purse thief and a burglar. But the guy she's most worried about is the one who left an elderly auctioneer dead on her porch swing. In between appraising houses and planning a fundraiser for the food pantry (can you say liquid string contest?), Jolie tries to figure out if there is more stolen bounty in her New Jersey beach town. Is the feared killer the same person who burned some vacant houses, or the as-yet unmasked Peeping Tom? And are they willing to kill again to get to the hidden riches?

Her friends and local police warn her to butt out, but that's just encouragement for a woman who likes to get to the bottom of things. Jolie wrestles with fear as she tries to get her cat, Jazz, to feel at home in the new house. Maybe an unexpected visitor can be a substitute for Aunt Madge's golden retrievers.

And then there's her love life. Jolie also needs to decide if she really wants to get back with her former boyfriend, Ocean Alley Press reporter George Winters. Or are feelings for someone else trying to get her attention?

The Wrong Todd by Donna McDonald

The Wrong Todd by Donna McDonald
$2.99

After she survives the bachelor auction, Sabine vows she is never doing another favor for a friend. This is especially true for favors that involve spending large sums of money and buying men whose last names she doesn't even know. In twenty bachelors, Sabine maybe expected to find several Davids, Mikes, or Johns. But what were the odds of two Todds? And now what is she going to do on a date with the wrong one?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Big Bunny Bump Off (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 5) by Kathi Daley Review

Title: Big Bunny Bump Off
Series: Zoe Donovan Mystery, Book 5
Author: Kathi Daley
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 190
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Spring is in the air and with the warm weather comes an abundance of babies; human and otherwise. Things seem to be right on course until Jack Frost comes to town throwing the entire town of Ashton Falls into chaos. When Zoe sees the Easter Bunny running from a murder scene during a freak snowstorm she must track down the 'Cartoon Bandits' in order to catch a killer.

Review:

I just love the Zoe Donovan Mystery series. This one had such a sweet ending that of course left me wanting more. The mystery itself was also fantastic. I love that Daley leads you down so many paths, but you're never quite sure who did the deed. If you love cozy mysteries and haven't read the Zoe Donovan series, read it! You can even start with this one as it works as a stand alone book, but you really should read the entire series to get to know the characters.

Guardian Angel by Linda Wisdom

Guardian Angel by Linda Wisdom
$3.99

The lady in command—a graduate of Annapolis—beautiful Alex Page had put a career in Naval Intelligence and a bitter marriage behind her. Now, as security chief of a major firm, her main charge was guarding the body of its dashing president.

Proud, aloof, an absolute professional, Alex had no interest in protecting Jared Templeton from the exquisite society women who assaulted his magnificent body by night—no interest in challenging the Sydney Sorceress or the South Seas Siren—until, without warning, the climate changed. Suddenly the man who moved through women like a shark through shoals of fish launched a calculated attack on her senses. And Alex, master of self-defense, could no longer guarantee the safety of her own heart.
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