Saturday, May 31, 2014

Italian Summer (Mina's Adventures) by Maria Grazia Swan Review

Title: Italian Summer
Series: Mina's Adventures, Book 3
Author: Maria Grazia Swan
Genre: Thriller
Pages: 226
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Well-developed storyline.

Book Synopsis:

When they say, “you can’t go home again,” they’re talking about Mina Calvi, twenty-something Italian transplant to California. Still, nursing a broken heart, desperate to discover her place in the world, Mina arrives in the town of her birth in Veneto, Italy. In the decade she’s been gone, the village nestled at the foot of the Dolomites has changed much, yet remained oddly the same. Friends have moved on, family members passed away. Mina feels even more alone in her motherland than in America, and there seem to be too many bizarre deaths for such a tiny, serene village. Then a fresh chance at true love and a welcome bonding with a dear new friend give her hope. But the deadly secrets moldering in the centuries-old cemetery could rip it all from her and leave Mina emptier than before. Will she find herself or lose her heart again? Can Mina survive her Italian Summer?

Review:

I've never read any of Maria Grazia Swan's work before this book and I have to admit the author is very talented. The storyline was well-developed and kept me interested. I found it to be a great read for the weekend and would recommend it to those that love romance and mystery.

The Brotherhood of the Snake (The Glass Wall, Book 2) by Carmen Caine and Madison Adler Review

Title: The Brotherhood of the Snake
Series: The Glass Wall, Book 2
Author: Carmen Caine and Madison Adler
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Pages: 361
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: WOW!

Book Synopsis:

What if humans were more powerful than they thought? What if an alien race had a reason to keep humanity entrenched in fear? And what if ancient beings that we've met before were still trying to protect us? And just what if the fate of Earth depended upon an average 17-year-old girl with a few secrets of her own?

Would she discover that the power of love was truly the strongest of all?


"The Brotherhood of the Snake" - Book Two of the "Glass Wall":

- The first kiss ...
- A secret revealed ...
- The arrival of the Mesmers ...

After breaking the Glass Wall, Sydney finds herself on the run with Rafael. And as her feelings for him awaken, danger arrives in the form of Mesmers, agents of evil sent by the Brotherhood of the Snake.

But when Jareth struts back onto the scene, it isn't long before Sydney finds herself immersed in sinister secrets, and the subsequent whirlwind of events leaves her wondering just who is right and who is wrong?

Join Sydney as she journeys through romance, humor, and adventure into the mysterious world of Tulpas, the Fae, and the Brotherhood of the Snake.

Review:

This book was awesome! Even better than the first in the series. I was immediately hooked from page one which jumps right into the action. This book is incredibly fast-paced and a must for fans of young adult fantasy and urban fantasy. I highly recommend this one!

A Beastly Scandal by Shereen Vedam Review

Title: A Beastly Scandal
Author: Shereen Vedam
Genre: Regency Paranormal Romance
Pages: 216
Price: $4.99
Thoughts: Spot on.

Book Synopsis:

Lady Annabelle Marchant was a belle of the ball in London until she used her psychical senses to save a man’s life. She failed miserably, leaving him dead and her disgraced. All she wants now is a chance to comfort his widow by cleansing the woman’s home of her husband’s restless spirit. But the widow’s son, the beastly Lord of the Manor, accuses her of coming to the wilds of Cheshire to snag him as a husband. Thoroughly disgusted, she is bent on proving him wrong. Lord Rufus Marlesbury, the Earl of Terrance, is suspected of murdering his father. He has come home to clear his name by finding the real killer before the new year or Rufus will be called in front of the House of Lords to answer for the crime. He does not have time to waste fending off a marriage-minded miss who has inveigled an invitation to his home by playing on his grief-stricken mother’s worst fears. With an unruly manor ghost terrorizing the occupants and corpses piling up in the village, Belle must find a way to see the man beneath the beast and Rufus must learn to believe in the love of a woman who has no reason to trust him. Only by working together can they stop a vengeful ghost before it torments the guests or before the killer strikes again.

Review:

For me, a historical romance must use proper dialogue and the author must craft a setting that pulls you away to another time and place. Shereen Vedam does a wonderful job at both. A Beastly Scandal is one of those books that just flies by. You'll be done reading it before you know it. The book is so well written and the story so engrossing that you can't put it down. I highly recommend this one.

Guarding Grace (The Brannigan Sisters) by Terese Ramin Review

Title: Guarding Grace
Series: The Brannigan Sisters
Author: Terese Ramin
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 218
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Great romantic suspense.

Book Synopsis:

Protecting a witness targeted for a mob hit is the job of a U.S. Marshal; getting distracted by the subject’s landlady is not. But distracted is exactly what Mal Kwarles gets by the honey-blonde single mother of four.

Muggers and heroes beware. If you sneak up on Grace Witoczynski, she will knock you to your knees with keys locked between her fingers. She has a family to support, kids to raise. She doesn’t have time for complications, but she might not mind a little assistance from good male role models—especially one who lights fires of longing in her.

When a potential killer stalks Grace’s family baseball games, Mal knows he must protect Grace and her family, right down to taking on the mob, even if it means sacrificing his life…

Guarding Grace

Review:

Terese Ramin has a writing style that just flows across the page, making her books hard to put down. Guarding Grace is no different. The smooth writing style will leave you saying, "Just one more chapter." I found this to be a really good book and would recommend it to anyone that loves romantic suspense novels.

Corie Universe Feeder by Walter Eckland Review

Title: Corie Universe Feeder
Author: Walter Eckland
Genre: Children's
Pages: 126
Price: $0.99
Thoughts: Great for kids.

Book Synopsis:

What’s not to love about digging and mud?

Corie: tall, thin, scruffy, female, student, blondish, smart, creative, outspoken, trouble-finding, precocious (whatever THAT means), eager, mature, silly, immature, messy-roomed, imaginative, animal-loving girl ……

……. has actual PERMISSION FROM HER FATHER to dig a hole in the front yard of her house. As an added bonus she can use the water hose, wheelbarrow, shovel, spray paint, a sign and any and all neighborhood friends she wants. After this whole, hole digging event, lots of oddness ensues not just from the aforementioned father, but from her mother, a dog walker, the police chief, the newspaper guy and the scowling town librarian.

Does any good come of this at all? Well, sit down, grab a free cheese sandwich and find out. Oh! One other thing. If you ABSOLUTELY do not like reading, then read this book. It is a tad nutty, nonsensical and sometimes barely even seems like a book.

If you are a parent who has a child that appears to be un-fond of reading, well, then, bribe them to try this by telling them it’s about popcorn, pudding, and Popsicles.

And pickles.

Review:

I loved the dialogue in this book the most. It reminded me of the way I talked when I was little and I guess how every other kid talks. You know what I mean. Like when you can't talk fast enough and want to tell three different stories at once? Anyhow, anyhoo, anywhatever, this is a great book that kids are going to love.

The Cupcake Coven by Ashlyn Chase Excerpt

The Cupcake Coven by Ashlyn Chase
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Pretty Wiccan Rebecca Colby borrowed money from her father to start her bakery, and now he’s calling the loan due. When she learns he fell off the gambling wagon and owes big money to some scary people, she has to start making a profit—quickly—and hope the loan shark takes payment plans before anyone has an “accident.”

Hot Cowboy Dru Tanner is looking for his missing sister who left Texas to explore their New England Wiccan roots. She’s the only family he has left and losing her is not an option. Dru has to hide the fact that he’s not Wiccan long enough to infiltrate a Portsmouth, NH coven, which is the only lead he has.

Dru needs a job and a place to stay. Rebecca needs cheap help, and he’s willing to work for nothing. Perhaps he can pick her brain about Wicca and she can learn how to run a business from a ranch foreman—if lust doesn’t drive them crazy first.

Excerpt:

“Dammit!” Rebecca banged her fist on the industrial kitchen counter. The floor rumbled under their feet and the lights flickered on and off. Dru’s mouth went dry. “Did you do that?”
“I—I don’t know.”
I think my little witch has more power than she realizes. “Maybe you should try sendin’ them to Timbuktu. You can’t just let them take everything you’ve worked for away and put you on the street.”
Rebecca looked like she was thinking.
“What?”
“I could bind them.”
“Honey, you’ve got guts, but don’t be foolish. We’re gonna need help if you want to tie up that big guy. Hell, I can probably take ‘em by myself one at a time, but not both.”
She chuckled.
“What’s so funny?”
“I’m not talking about tying them up. Binding is something I can do magically.”
“Oh. So, one little witch and a lot of magic can…what exactly?”
“As it turns out, it’s not just good for the witch. If you do it right, it’s also good for the person you bind. Maybe they’ll see the error of their ways and try to change. I’d show you, but I can’t close the bakery and be upstairs at odd times. I don’t want to get a reputation for being unreliable.”
“I’ll hold the fort. You go do what you gotta do,” Dru said.
“I’m not quite ready. It takes a bit of preparation to do a spell right. I doubt they’ll come back right away.”
“Okay. What kind of preparation do you need to do?”
“I need a couple of black wax figures. I can get those at Myranda’s shop. I could also use some black thread, small mirrors…” She tapped her lower lip and began to pace.
“Why don’t you write down whatever you need and I’ll go get it for you.”
Rebecca smiled. “I’ll just dash upstairs and find the spell in my Book of Shadows. Then I’ll be sure to have everything.”
“Off you go, then.” Dru gave her a soft pat on the ass.
She jumped, but giggled and dashed upstairs.
He strolled out to the display cases to see what else might be needed for the day. He was plenty freaked out about the danger, but he was getting used to hearing magical solutions. She believed magic could take care of her…and maybe it could. If not, he was determined to be there, protecting her.
There were plenty of pies and cookies. Scones and turnovers for the breakfast crowd. He was surprised she didn’t have more muffins, but she explained the giant muffins had gone out of style since so many people were health conscious, and normal sized ones could be bought anywhere. It looked like all she needed were croissants and lemon bars.
In a few minutes, she reappeared with a list and tucked it into his pocket. “You don’t mind walking all the way to Myranda’s?”
“Of course not. If you want, I can pass out samples along the way.”
Rebecca threw her arms around him. “I don’t know what I’d do without you.” Then she backed away slowly. “I mean—what I will do without you when you leave.”
“You may not have to find out. I hear I’m about to lose my job at the ranch.”
She sucked in a deep breath. “What? Why?”
“I wasn’t supposed to be gone this long. I thought with the police helpin’, it might take a week or two to find Shasta and bring her home. Unfortunately, they’ve been no help at all. The pagan community has helped much more.”
Rebecca quieted, but he could practically see the thoughts churning in her brain.
“What are you thinkin’?”
“I wonder if you should go home and rescue your job. The coven can keep an eye out for Shasta. I’ll take her picture to the next ritual.”
He hugged her. “That’s mighty selfless of you, but I ain’t leavin’ New England without Shasta and I ain’t leavin’ you alone when you’re in danger.”
Rebecca smiled. “Talk about selfless…”
Dru leaned over and kissed her. He didn’t mean for it to be a passionate kiss, but Rebecca responded to him readily. Her body melded to his, and she made a little sound like an inward sigh. He pulled her tight and sought entrance to her mouth. She opened to him and their tongues met and tangled.
The little bells sounded over the door and a male laugh was followed by, “Not again!”
They broke apart to see Ethan grinning at them.
“I don’t know when you have time to bake, Rebecca. Not with this guy constantly groping you.”
She chuckled. “He’s not doing anything I don’t want him to do. So there.” She stuck her tongue out at him.
“Save that tongue for better things. I just came in to pick up some coffee and bear claws.”
“No bear claws for a while, I’m afraid,” Rebecca said. “They go stale too quickly, so I’ve stopped making them until business picks up.”
“You’re still struggling to get customers?”
“Not like before. It’s a lot better. Now I’m concentrating on finding another baker.”
Ethan pointed at Dru. “Teach this guy—if you can keep your hands off him long enough.” He smirked at both of them.
Rebecca threw her hands in the air and returned to the kitchen.
Dru strolled over to Ethan and lowered his voice so Rebecca couldn’t hear. “I’m worried about her. I don’t want to say why, or she might crack my skull with a saucepan.”
Ethan seemed to follow. He whispered, “Is there anything I can do?”
“Yeah. Maybe show up at lunchtime when you can? That way she won’t be alone when I’m passing out samples. Is that something you can do? I don’t know how busy you are.”
Ethan smiled. “I’m always on call. Twenty four-seven. Fortunately, there’s free time between jobs, and from here I can get to the dock in five minutes.”
“So you might be able to hang around some days while I’m out?”
“Sure. But can you tell me why in general terms?”
Dru hesitated and bit his lower lip. Then he thought of a comfortable way to explain without giving up any specific information. “Yeah. Women shouldn’t be left all alone in a city full of people—some good and some not so good.”
Ethan leaned away and scrutinized him for a moment. Then he nodded. “Yeah. That could be dangerous. But some people have Wiccan ways to protect themselves.”
“True. But it would be good if people didn’t have to rely on that completely.”
Ethan narrowed his eyes, but before he could ask anything more specific, Dru hurried behind the display case. “So, what can I get you?”
He paused and scanned the items. “What tastes like a bear claw?”

Friday, May 30, 2014

Carnal Magic (The Wraith Accords) by Lila Dubois Review

Title: Carnal Magic
Series: The Wraith Accords
Author: Lila Dubois
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 220
Price: $4.24
Thoughts: Sexy and addictive.

Book Synopsis:

What if the one you wanted more than any other was the only one you couldn’t trust?

The Wraith Accords, Book 1

Two hundred years after the Tuatha de Danann and Vampires formed a fragile alliance, the Wraith Accords are unraveling. Isabel Santiago is a leader in one of the most powerful of the vampire cabals, and she agrees to join the Fae court as a gesture of goodwill—and damage control.

While Aed mac Goll’s loyalty to Fae is absolute, he’s never supported the accords which gave the Vampires sanctuary and restored the Tuatha de’s link to humanity. The very idea he could desire an undead human is unthinkable, yet he’s drawn to Isabel’s dark beauty and fierce intelligence.

Despite their mutual mistrust, they soon find themselves lost in a dangerous game of lust and power. When the treaty shatters amid calls for Isabel’s head, Aed realizes their connection is more than physical. And to save it, they’ll have to unravel a mystery that’s been a thousand years in the making.

Warning: Contains sex, violence, magic and bloodlust. You know, the good stuff.

Review:

Vampire fans rejoice. Carnal Magic is a sexy and addictive read that will leave you wanting more. If you enjoy paranormal romance and paranormal fantasy, there's a good chance you'll love this book.

Hydrotherapy (Ecstasy Spa #7) (Invitation to Eden) by Suzanne Rock Review

Title: Hydrotherapy
Series: Invitation to Eden
Author: Suzanne Rock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 150
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Sexy and mysterious.

Book Synopsis:

When Jenna Sanders leaves her dead end job and accepts a management position at exclusive spa on the island of Eden, she hopes to put the past behind her and move on with her life. Unfortunately, the past refuses to be buried, and when she discovers that her sexy boss is her former lover, old wounds reopen and shake the walls she has so carefully built around her heart. Caine is offering her everything she’s ever wanted, but can she trust him? As they rekindle their passion in the bedroom, secrets rise up from Eden’s waters and threaten to tear them apart. Only by diving deeper can they move forward, and Jenna must decide if she’s willing to risk her heart for a second chance at love.



Note: This stand-alone story is part of the Invitation to Eden and Ecstasy Spa Series. The books in these series do not need to be read in a specific order to be enjoyed.

Review:

Hydrotherapy by Suzanne Rock is both sexy and mysteries. While it is a sexy book, there's more to it than hot sex scenes. There's a good plot that will keep you guessing until the very end. If you're looking for a good beach read this summer, give this one a try.

Walk the Right Road Series: The Complete Collection by Lorhainne Eckhart Review

Title: Walk the Right Road Series: The Complete Collection
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 878
Price: $0.99
Thoughts: Wonderfully written.

Book Synopsis:

WALK THE RIGHT ROAD: The Complete Collection includes all the books in this sizzling suspense series.
THE CHOICE: One woman. Two men. And a choice that could kill here.
LOST AND FOUND: A hit and run. A deserted country road. A parents' worst nightmare.
MERKABA: Everyone thought he was dead and that's how he needs it to stay. But the secretive dark haired beauty could ultimately be his undoing.
BOUNTY: Most cops have a past. A past they can speak of. A past they can share. But not Diane...
BLOWN AWAY, The Final Chapter: Imagine that the man who's been the source of all your misery shows up on your doorstep. Imagine this man wants your forgiveness for every bad thing he's done to you and your friends. Would you believe him?

Review:

Those that enjoy romantic suspense are going to love this collection. With almost 900 pages, this collection is a steal at $0.99. I have to admit that I'm amazed that an author of this caliber wouldn't charge more for such a wonderfully written collection. But, I'm certainly not complaining. Readers love a good deal.

I found this collection to be enjoyable and agree that each ending made me want to immediately jump into the next book. This is a great collection and highly recommended.

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Water From the Moon (Futures & Securities) by Terese Ramin

Water From the Moon (Futures & Securities) by Terese Ramin
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RWA Golden Heart Award Winner Terese Ramin presents Water From the Moon...

Cameron Smith, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, was not the kind of businessman who personally dealt with violently emerging third world countries, yet that’s where he found himself.

Acasia Jones, a hostage retrieval expert, had known Cameron since they were teenagers. Their friendship had been accidental and immediate and love quickly followed. But fate had steered them apart, and only now, 16 years later, did it force them back together in the midst of machine gun fire and a race for survival in the South American rainforest.

Would he understand her life choices and the terrifying experiences on which they were based? Would she allow him to bridge her protective barriers? Or would their love remain elusive… like WATER FROM THE MOON?

The Ex Who Conned a Psychic: Charley's Ghost, Book 3 by Sally Berneathy

The Ex Who Conned a Psychic: Charley's Ghost, Book 3 by Sally Berneathy
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Third book in Charley’s Ghost series
by USA Today Bestselling Author Sally Berneathy

Amanda is still haunted by her ex-husband, Charley…literally haunted. He’s stuck between this life and the next, unable to move on, unable to get more than a couple of hundred feet away from Amanda and unwilling to go even that far. She’d like to take a shower without worrying about him peeking, to have a phone conversation without him listening and commenting, to have a date with the hot Detective Jake Daggett. Jake has asked, but a threesome with Charley doesn’t sound like fun.

Her new friend Teresa, a professional psychic and medium, may be able to help. However, before she moves Charley on to the next life, she needs his help in contacting her own dead husband to find out who murdered him. His ghost isn’t talking, and if they can’t find his killer, Teresa could go to prison. Amanda would lose not only a friend but also the possibility of getting rid of Charley. The facilities for spiritual progression in prison are limited.

While Amanda is trying to help Teresa find her husband’s murderer, a man from Charley’s past shows up with a document signed by Charley giving him possession of Amanda’s motorcycle shop and apartment. Surely Ronald Collins doesn’t really believe he get can away with that, but after he shoots Amanda’s live oak tree and burns her truck, she realizes the man is serious…and psychotic.

Amanda just wanted to get rid of her ghost. Now she has a killer, a crazy man, and two ghosts in her life.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cupid's Love Potion - Mystery of the Golden Arrow by Barbara Ivie Green Review

Title: Cupid's Love Potion - Mystery of the Golden Arrow
Series: Paranormally Yours, Book 2
Author: Barbara Ivie Green
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 198
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: So funny!

Book Synopsis:

Amber has been forced to change her identity and live as an outcast to remain one step ahead of a cruel madman. She has learned to hide anything and everything that may attract attention. She has the spinster look down to a science—complete with cat. Unfortunately, her past has come back to haunt her . . . she only wishes she could remember it.

Being the new librarian in town comes with some complex issues when the cranky ghost that haunts the place makes herself known. The arrows start to fly, and the last thing Amber needs is to be rescued and placed into the protective care of a Greek god who makes her feel alive again. If only she could escape the lovably wacky family that has taken her in, she just might survive . . . but will Cupid?

Valentine’s Day takes on a whole new meaning in this humorous, romantic adventure!

Review:

Got me laughing from the first paragraph and from then on I was hooked. Cupid's Love Potion is an awesome book that you'll read in no time. I loved the characters, especially Amber. If you're looking for your next paranormal romance, I highly recommend this series.

Lazar's Darkness (Jack Lazar Series) by Kevin Sterling Review

Title: Lazar's Darkness
Series: Jack Lazar Series, Book 5
Author: Kevin Sterling
Genre: Thriller
Pages: 327
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Edge of your seat, action packed novel.

Book Synopsis:

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

In this fifth, sexy, edge-of-your-seat thriller, one of Jack’s closest friends is getting married at a villa in Tuscany, and Jack’s best man speech seems like the most taxing part of the trip. But things get complicated when he romps with the maid of honor, Francesca, an Italian lingerie supermodel. She has a brother at the Vatican who’s in a difficult jam, and she convinces Jack to help him out.

It doesn’t take long before Jack gets entangled with a dark conspiracy against the pope, and the group behind it will kill anyone who gets in their way. To make matters worse, their top henchman, Diego, has his own horrendous scheme going on, elevating the evil tempest of death to something even more appalling.

In no time, Jack is running for his life, and everyone around him including Francesca ends up in jeopardy. Ultimately, it’s more than he can handle on his own, but with a little help from his friends in the intelligence community, maybe there’s a way to get out of this mess alive.

Review:

Jack Lazar returns and it's another edge of your seat ride that's action packed and gets your heart pumping. While these books are obviously written for the male audience, women can enjoy them, too. If you love a book that gets your adrenaline pumping, you're going to love this series. From page one, you're thrown into an action packed scene and it just gets better and better from there.

Restored (Shattered #2) by Heather D'Agostino Review

Title: Restored
Series: Shattered, Book 2
Author: Heather D'Agostino
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 215
Price: $0.99
Thoughts: Such a great book.

Book Synopsis:

If the person you loved betrayed you, could you forgive them?

When Leah refused to leave with him, Nick did the unthinkable…he ran into the arms of another woman. Hurt and confused, Leah turned to an old flame…Will Davis, a trainer who she’d met in Atlanta.

When Will asks Leah to come to Wilmington with him on a scouting trip, she reluctantly agrees. After all…she never thought she’d see Nick again.

Nick, now a successful football coach for the University of Wilmington, lives in a beautiful beach front property. He spends his mornings running on the beach, and his afternoons at football practice. He never expected to see the one girl he couldn’t forget…here in his town.

Can a Shattered relationship ever be Restored?

This book contains profanity and sexual situations. It may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 17.

Review:

I've read a number of Heather D'Agostino's books and this series is by far my favorite. Restored was actually even better than the first book in the series. It's such a fast-paced, addictive read that it's impossible to put down. You just can't wait to see what happens next. If you're looking for your next contemporary romance, read this one.

Wedding Fever (Serendipity Falls) by Patrice Wilton Review

Title: Wedding Fever
Series: Serendipity Falls, Book 2
Author: Patrice Wilton
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Pages: 228
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Better than the first.

Book Synopsis:

For those readers that loved Serendipity Falls, your wait is over. The second book in this fun, sexy romantic comedy is here for your enjoyment.

Mila O’Reilley owns Wedding Fever, a bridal boutique in Serendipity Falls Mall. She sells more than dresses, she sells dreams along with the belief in happily-ever-after – a sentiment she personally doesn’t share.

Chase Carlton is a young news reporter from San Francisco with big ambitions and dreams of his own. They don’t include interviewing the local residents about a love bug in their spring water, or discovering why there’s such a frenzy to rush toward the altar in this small mountain town.

Can a jaded bridal consultant and a cynical news reporter uncover the true mystery of Serendipity Falls without being swept away in the madness?

Review:

I enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one was even better. I loved watching the two main characters fight "the bug". This is a fast-paced, sexy, funny read. I especially love the little snippets from Cupid. If you're looking for your next romantic comedy/contemporary romance, I highly recommend this one!

Lost Library (Lost Library Series) by Kate Baray Excerpt

Lost Library (Lost Library Series) by Kate Baray
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Lizzie led a normal life...until the Book arrived.

Author Kate Baray begins her new paranormal romance series with Lost Library, a tale of werewolves, magic, adventure and romance.

John Braxton arrives unannounced on Lizzie’s doorstep. Little does she know that when she invites him for a drink on the porch, Lizzie opens the door to a secret world of Lycan, magic, spelled books, and a power hungry mastermind. Caught up in one man’s search for power, Lizzie soon begins to uncover surprising secrets about her own past and powers—but not before stumbling upon a library like no other. And romance with a serious but sexy Lycan? It might just happen…

Take a romp through the life of the quirky and well-meaning Lizzie as she discovers exactly what it means to live with magic.

Excerpt:

            Worth had almost reached the door, when he stopped, straightened, then let out a guttural snarl. A noise very unlike the urbane, sophisticated man Lizzie had seen thus far. He stood silently for a moment. When he turned, Lizzie couldn’t see any sign of the anger or distress he’d voiced. He looked exactly as he always had, elegant and in control. Her heart beat erratically, quickening in panic then slowing as she willed herself to be calm. Something was horribly wrong, every instinct told her so. But she would maintain her composure.
            Worth spoke to both Moore and Lizzie, saying, “I’ll be keeping you company for a few minutes longer. We have some unexpected guests.”
            No! Not now, not yet. That was her first thought. She knew it was John. In her gut—in her heart—she knew it was John. She feared for her family, certainly. But the immediacy of his presence made him the focus of her fear. Worth was a factor John couldn’t have accounted for.
            Her response to Worth was visceral. He frightened her on a level she didn’t truly comprehend. It was as if the juxtaposition of his polished image and the malevolence she knew he harbored made him even more terrible and frightening. Evil should look evil, dammit.
            She needed some kind of plan. She had to help, because sitting by and watching the man she just might be falling in love with fall prey to Worth—well, no. That wasn’t happening.

Hollywood Scandal by Julie Rowe - $0.99 Goodie

Hollywood Scandal by Julie Rowe
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Down-on-her-luck doctor Calla Roberts is one crisis short of a total breakdown. She’s seen too much death, destruction, and betrayal to believe in fairy tales, let alone in men who claim to be trustworthy. Which is why Alex Hardy irritates the crap out of her. Even if her career wasn’t in jeopardy—and he wasn’t sexy as sin—she’d never fall for one of his schemes. Maybe.

Hotshot attorney Alex Hardy never lies. Mostly. In order to keep the press and his family at arms’ length, he needs Calla to be his fake fiancée. And while the lie goes against everything he stands for, the bigger lie is the one he’s been telling himself—that he’s only pretending to fall for the sultry doctor.

When an actor attempts to discredit Calla and Alex champions her desperate cause, Calla can’t help but wonder if good guys actually exist. But Alex’s lies are slowly unraveling, and it won’t be long before Calla discovers who Alex really is…

Destructive Choices (A Destructive Novel #2) by L.U. Ann

Destructive Choices (A Destructive Novel #2) by L.U. Ann
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If the decisions you make don’t define you, what price would you pay to change them?

“Close your eyes. This is the darkness I see, I feel, I live because of my choices."

I spent my life running. Running from my past. A past that changed my life, robbed me of my childhood, and bound me for a life of silence. Silence protected me from further hurt. When I couldn't control my life, I found reprieve in my silence. Dark, cold silence. I’m trapped, trying to find my way out, trying to make a stand, trying to finally live; but is it too late?

Lacey Edwards fought emotional turmoil most of her life. She made choices that unknowingly put her through more painstaking heartache. She found bits and pieces of happiness in all the wrong areas except for one. This one gave her hope for a fresh new life full of promises. Could she hold onto it, or would it slip through her fingertips?

***Warning*** Mature content. Not appropriate for audiences 17 years and under. This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations, abuse and social issues that some might find offensive.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Little White Castles (The Girlfriends Series, Book 4) by Jodie Esch Review

Title: Little White Castles
Series: The Girlfriends Series, Book 4
Author: Jodie Esch
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 85
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Fast-paced with great characters.

Book Synopsis:

All Rachel wants is to unravel the mystery of her missing mother. Why did she disappear over a decade ago without saying goodbye?

With the support of her friends, Steph and Dylan, and the guidance of her Tarot cards she must decide if the explanation lies in a faraway town. A family emergency and her mother’s odd behavior threaten to disrupt her quest. But the Tarot and a new friend with psychic powers gives her courage to find the answers that really matter.

Can the truth transcend Rachel’s fantasies?

Review:

I really enjoy this series. Like the other books in the series, this one was fast-paced and left me wanting more. Those looking for a new series to read this summer should definitely check this one out. With great characters, you'll quickly find yourself absorbed in this series.

O'Malley's Quest by Linda Wisdom Review

Title: O'Malley's Quest
Author: Linda Wisdom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 224
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: A fun, sweet romance.

Book Synopsis:

Bored with excitement, archaeologist Kate O'Malley was ready to settle down until her scheming Irish grandfather teased her with a proposal of one last adventure. And what a doozy!

Review:

From page one you know this is going to be a lighthearted, fun read. Linda Wisdom has crafted a book that just makes your heart smile. I really enjoyed this book and how relaxed it made me feel. If you're looking for a sweet romance to read this summer, I highly recommend this one.

Embattled Home (Lost and Found) by J.M. Madden Review

Title: Embattled Home
Series: Lost and Found
Author: J.M. Madden
Genre: Military Romance
Pages: 211
Price: $4.99
Thoughts: Powerful, realistic, and sometimes funny.

Book Synopsis:

His Marine training taught him that failure is never an option regardless of circumstances. That certainly applies to Chad's need to stop Lost and Found's deranged client from using the information he gathered to stalk and abuse his ex. Falling in love with the broken woman and her sweet daughter in the middle of rescuing them is definitely not the best timing. But it's also inevitable. In Book 3 of this heart-warming military romance series, Chad will discover that protecting Lora is a much easier task than proving he’s the one man she can finally trust with her heart.

Weeks of no incriminating evidence should have clued him in sooner about who was the real victim. Now Chad Lowell is wracked with guilt after the woman he’s assigned to investigate is attacked by her abusive ex-husband right under his nose. Lora and her little girl are in incredible danger, and he vows to protect them at all costs, whether the angry and hurt woman wants him to or not. His Marine training makes the protecting part easy, but nothing he does seems to make Lora want to take a chance on him or his love.

Lora O’Neil left a life of abuse to make a new start for herself and her daughter. When her ex hires Lost and Found Investigative Service to track her down, she’s left reeling both physically and emotionally. The private detective that had been watching her for the past couple of months did finally come to her rescue, but does that mean she should now trust him to help her turn their lives around? The sexy former Marine makes her body feel things she thought she’d never feel for a man again, but she just can’t imagine what it would take for her to heal enough to ever say yes.

Review:

What I love most about this series is that it's realistic, which means this series is so powerful and emotional. Throw in a few funny scenes, and you've got the perfect mix. Embattled Home isn't a light read by any means. It will move you and you may even shed a few tears. However, that's what makes this book enjoyable. It's nice to sit down and read a book that touches you as deeply as this book does.

Chocolate Mousse Attack (Death by Chocolate) by Sally Berneathy Review

Title: Chocolate Mousse Attack
Series: Death by Chocolate, Book 4
Author: Sally Berneathy
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 217
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: I love this series!

Book Synopsis:

A phone call at two a.m. is never good news. But there’s bad news and then there’s strange news. Lindsay’s two a.m. call is a plea for help. There’s a woman in Fred’s closet and he can’t get her out.
Their new neighbor, Sophie Fleming, has taken up sleepwalking, straight into Fred’s house and his bedroom closet. She’s having nightmares about the brutal stabbing of a little girl named Carolyn. But Carolyn was her imaginary childhood friend.

Lindsay, Fred, Trent, Paula and Henry must solve a twenty-year old murder with no bodies, no DNA and no proof the victims ever existed.

How can someone who never lived be murdered? Why is Sophie seeing it happen in Fred's bedroom? Why is she hiding in his closet? Will his clothes even fit her?

Review:

I absolutely LOVE this series. The characters are absolutely awesome, especially Fred, and the recipes are to die for. Chocolate Mousse Attack was a great addition to the series and I loved watched the characters' relationships grow and change. Again, readers are given a chance to hate Rickhead and are further exposed to his annoying son, but feelings about Rickie start to change - just a bit. I can't wait for more from this series.

A New Fighting Chance: Silver Solution by Dr. Gordon Pedersen Excerpt

A New Fighting Chance: Silver Solution by Dr. Gordon Pedersen
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What are silver solutions? How do they work? Which type is best? How do I use it?

All of these questions are answered by world-renowned expert and silver researcher Dr. Gordon Pedersen. Dr. Pedersen goes into great detail in this book explaining how the most effective silver solutions work and the latest in silver technology. In addition you'll find and A-Z listing of protocols for using silver with various conditions. Also included in this new edition are sections specifically on women's health issues and using silver with animals and pets.

"Four out of every ten women ask about, or inform their physicians that they take alternative medications. Physicians must take note and be informed. Information must come from persons who are trained, knowledgeable, credentialed and of exceptional integrity. Dr. Pedersen epitomizes all of that and is personally responsible for my enlightenment in the field of complimentary medicine. Read and experience a ray of sunshine for your patients and yourself in these trying times of medicine."

- Dr. Barry S May, MD, Gynecology, FACOG

Excerpt - Get a Free 25-Page Excerpt HERE:

What is this New Structured Silver?

Silver is today where penicillin was 80 years ago, but it won’t have penicillin’s problems and won’t require a prescription.  It comes in many forms, the most popular of which are liquid and gel.

Liquid silver is a remarkably simple antimicrobial solution.  It is composed of 0.001% pure metallic silver and 99.999% pure water.

The new structured silver is also alkaline.  And that’s it.  All other silver liquids are acidic.  The alkaline structured silvers are manufactured with high intensity electromagnetic pulses at a frequency that produces an alkaline charge.  This is great for the body because it is designed to work in conjunction with the human body and can be taken every day.  While the acidic forms of silver are good for temporary relief, their acidic nature makes it more difficult on your body to take on a regular basis.

Although it may have a faint metallic or medicine-like taste to it, the new silver is a clear liquid that looks and smells like water.  That’s because it is 99.999% water.  Yet it is changing the way we think of preventive medicine.

It is safe enough to self-administer and yet destroys the cause of the most dangerous diseases known to humanity.  It is changing the way we prevent disease and defend ourselves against contagious diseases because it works even when we don’t know what the disease is.

It destroys the cause of disease and does so with a greater spectrum of activity than any antibiotic, making it a natural alternative to antibiotics.  Yet, unlike most pharmaceutical products, it has no side effects.

The silver particles have specific and unique characteristics, including a specific size, a specific electron configuration, a specific magnetic resonance, a specific pH, a specific magnetic signature, and a specific structuring effect on the water molecules.  Silver technology has made huge improvements over the old-style colloidal silvers of 100 years ago.

The resulting combination of silver and water has some very unusual properties.  Some of these effects are best understood through the lens of physics as opposed to chemistry.  Considering that most people view their health through the lens of biochemistry, the effectiveness of this new silver can catch people by surprise.

If you are using a silver liquid that is acidic, ionic, or does not use structured water, you are not using the latest and most effective products.

 

Deadland's Harvest (Deadland Saga) by Rachel Aukes Review

Title: Deadland's Harvest
Series: Deadland Saga, Book 2
Author: Rachel Aukes
Genre: Dystopian
Pages: 405
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: An awesome zombie series.

Book Synopsis:

The seven deadly sins with a shambling twist.

It has been one hundred days since the zombies claimed the world. Cash, along with forty-two survivors, have found safety in the secluded and well-guarded Fox National Park. The leaves are changing colors, a beautiful, brutal reminder that winter is coming. As the survivors prepare for freezing months without electricity and not enough food, they learn of massive zombie herds several hundred miles north…and headed their way.

To save the park, Cash must find a place for the survivors to hide from the migrating herds. If Cash and her small band of volunteers don’t succeed by winter, the Fox survivors just may become Deadland’s Harvest.


Deadland's Harvest is a journey through Dante Alighieri's classic tale on the seven deadly sins... zombie apocalypse style!

Review:

Deadland's Harvest by Rachel Aukes is expertly written zombie fiction. It's hardcore action, but the characters are also well-developed. More importantly, there's a strong female lead, something you don't see very often in zombie fiction. If you're looking for something to tide you over until your next Walking Dead fix, this is the series for you.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Don't Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee Review

Title: Don't Blackmail the Vampire
Series: A Sons of Kane Novel
Author: Tiffany Allee
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 156
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Funny, sexy, and addictive.

Book Synopsis:

Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé's potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?
 
Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother's wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he's concerned, there's nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it's time for Rachel to pay up.

Review:

Looking for a funny read that's impossible to put down? Don't Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee is not only sexy and funny, but it's extremely fast-paced. I loved the main characters and the storyline was incredible. If you're looking for a great paranormal romance, I recommend this one.

Shadow Chaser (Love and Shadow Novella) by K. Huber Review

Title: Shadow Chaser
Series: Love and Shadow
Author: K. Huber
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 78
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: A unique addition to the urban fantasy genre.

Book Synopsis:

Her training prepared her for a shadow invasion, but it never prepared her for him.

Sonia Lowe is a shadow chaser with one purpose; destroy a shadow before it possesses a human. This is not because of her fondness of other people. In fact, she finds most people aggravating, but none more than Nick Hamilton. Her irritation at his persistent meddling only rivals her undeniable attraction to him.
A battle for a young woman’s soul brings them together. But will Sonia walk away from Nick when the fighting ends?

Review:

I really enjoyed this novella. It was fast-paced and offered a unique read in the urban fantasy genre. I can't wait to read more of this series. If you love urban fantasy, and want to read something different, read this!

The Artisan: An Artistic Assassin Thriller by Dyal Bailey - Prime Freebie

The Artisan: An Artistic Assassin Thriller by Dyal Bailey
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Warning: This thriller novel is filled with instances of dark and irreverent humor and purposefully pokes fun at things that are generally taken seriously.


Also, if you are someone who might be offended by an asexual, Machiavellian villain or a charming, metrosexual, serial-killer-like assassin, this is definitely not the best book for you.

On the other hand, if you crave intricately woven plots with humor, mystery, and suspense at their best, a kindle and paperback thriller book with 2014 panache, and over-the-top mystery, then you will love this newly released thriller by one of the most unique debut novelists of all time.

Here are the main players in our deliciously deadly game:

Dr. Rafaela Ramos - She's beautiful. She's the CIA's biochemical assassin. She thinks she’s untouchable.
Antonio Peloso - He's as bushy and hair-sprinkled as he is eccentric. Will his brilliant mind and Werther algorithm trap the much sought after Rafaela at last?
Gunter - The camera loves him almost as much as he nurtures and adores his razor sharp knives. Resplendently dressed in carefully sewn sequins, he pirouettes on video over his awestruck victims, while paving the way for Antonio's diabolical plan.

The Story:

Beautiful biochemical assassin, Rafaela, works for the CIA making untraceable hits, wherein she infects targets with viruses that cause "natural" deaths. Burnt out, she decides to take a few days off to help a fellow scientist do the more meaningful biochemistry she longs to someday embrace.

Little does she know, her colleague is unwittingly being used as bait. His request for her help is step one in luring her straight into a deadly web. And although she thinks she's impervious to being made vulnerable in any way, she arrives on her seemingly innocuous vacation and soon falls in love!

By the time she realizes this strike of Cupid's arrow is part two in the evil design of her sadistic nemesis—it's already too late.

The Heavenly Bites Novella Collection by Christine S. Feldman - $0.99 Goodie!

The Heavenly Bites Novella Collection by Christine S. Feldman
$0.99 - May 27th to June 2nd - or FREE for Prime Members

At the Heavenly Bites Bakery, three very different women bake up delectable treats and find romance with some unexpected but equally delectable men. Find out how in these three short and sweet novellas, previously available only as ebooks but finally available as a collection and in paperback form…


PASTELS AND JINGLE BELLS: When Trish Ackerly crosses paths with Ian Rafferty, the former bully of her childhood years, her plans for a comeuppance fall by the wayside as she comes to realize that the man he is now is very different from the boy he used to be—and that a Christmas romance might just be in her future…


LOVE LESSONS: When bakery customer Mrs. Beasley guilts Nadia Normandy into mentoring unsuspecting accountant Benji Garner in the world of dating, Nadia soon discovers that this particular accountant has a charm all his own. And with New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it may be time for Nadia to make a resolution to sweep her protégé off his feet before someone else beats her to it…


PLAYING CUPID: Free-spirited Aimee Beasley’s plans to match her widowed grandmother up with a distinguished elderly gentleman hit a snag when she learns he’s the uncle of their downstairs neighbor, grim Doyle Berkely, a man with whom Aimee butts heads on a regular basis. But in the process of nudging her grandmother’s romance along, Aimee uncovers a softer side to Doyle that may lead to a little romance of her own…


Excerpt

Pastels and Jingle Bells: Heavenly Bites Novella #1

It was probably inviting the worst kind of karma to be contemplating murder during the holiday season of all times, but that didn’t faze Trish Ackerly in the slightest as she stared through her bakery’s storefront window in shock.
It was him.  Ian Rafferty, bane of her junior high school existence.  She’d know that face anywhere, despite the changes in it.  Sure, he was a couple of feet taller now and certainly broader shouldered, but as he glanced away from the winter scene she had painted on the window only yesterday and at a passing car that whizzed by much too fast on the busy city street, the profile he presented to her confirmed it.  Yes, it was him.  That same nose, the odd little scar above his eye, the familiar way he quirked his lips…
Her eyes narrowed.  Ian Rafferty.  That miserable, mean-spirited little—
Then he turned his face back to the window, and Trish gasped and dropped to the floor before he could spot her staring at him.
What on earth are you doing?” came Nadia’s voice from behind the counter.
Trish huddled behind a tall metal trash can and glanced up through her dark bangs at her startled friend and business partner only to remember belatedly that they had company in the shop, namely wizened little Mrs. Beasley, whose startled eyes blinked at her from behind enormous tortoise-shell spectacles.
Well, there was little help for it now.  “That guy,” Trish hissed, jerking one thumb in the direction of the window.  “I know him!”
Both Nadia and Mrs. Beasley peered intently through the glass.  “Mmm,” said Nadia appreciatively a moment later.  “Lucky you, girlfriend.”
No, not lucky me!  That guy made my life a living hell in junior high.  He’s a jerk, he’s a bully—“
He’s coming in here, dear,” Mrs. Beasley interrupted her, with obvious interest in her voice.
With a squeak of alarm, Trish shuffled hastily behind the counter on her hands and knees and hunched into as small and inconspicuous a ball as she could.
Nadia blinked.  “Trish, are you out of your—“
Sh!”
Oh, you did not just shush me—“
SHH!” Trish insisted again, knowing full well that she’d pay for it later, and then she pulled her head down into her shoulders as much as her anatomy would allow.
The bell on the door jangled cheerfully then, and a gust of cold air heralded Ian Rafferty’s arrival.
Hi, there,” Nadia greeted him brightly, surreptitiously giving Trish’s foot a little dig with one of her own.  “Welcome to Heavenly Bites.  What can I get for you?”
Cup of coffee would be great for starters,” came a voice that was deep but soft, and far less reptilian than Trish expected.  She cocked her head slightly to better catch his words and heard the unmistakable sound of him blowing on his hands and rubbing them together to warm them.  “Cream, no sugar.”
Sure thing, honey.”
Your window art,” his voice continued, and Trish straightened ever so slightly at the mention of her work.  “It’s fantastic.  Can I ask who painted it?”
Absolutely,” Nadia returned, turning her attention to getting the coffee he requested.  “My business partner, Trish.”
Is she around, by any chance?”
Nadia glanced down at where Trish sat scrunched up and did what Trish thought was a very poor job of suppressing a smirk.  “She’s, um, indisposed at the moment.  Why do you ask?”
I’ve got a couple of windows that could use a little holiday cheer.  Think she might be interested in the job?”
Nadia gave Trish another brief sideways glance.
Trish shook her head frantically.
Tell you what.  Leave me your number, and we’ll find out.”  Nadia stepped out of reach before Trish could smack her leg.
Great, thanks.  Here’s my card.”
I’ll see that she gets it, Mr.—“  Nadia glanced at the card.  “—Rafferty.  Here’s your coffee, and you, sir, have a very nice day.”
The bell on the door jingled again, and Trish cautiously poked her head up long enough to verify that Ian was indeed gone.  She then ignored the fascinated look Mrs. Beasley was giving her and fixed an icy stare on Nadia.  “I’m going to kill you.  How could you do that?”
Nadia tossed her dark braids over her shoulder.  “Hmph.  Shush me in my own shop…”
I don’t want to talk to that guy!  I don’t want to have anything to do with him.”
He seemed nice enough to me,” her friend returned, shrugging unapologetically.  “And easy on the eyes, too.”
And single,” put in Mrs. Beasley eagerly, one wrinkled hand fluttering over her heart.  “No wedding ring.”
Of course there’s no ring!  No woman wants to marry the devil!”  Trish sank back down onto the floor and leaned back heavily against the shelves behind her.
He used to be the devil,” Nadia corrected her, examining the business card he had handed to her.  “Now he’s ‘Ian Rafferty, Landscape Architect’.  And he’s a paying customer, Trish.  Face it, you could use the money.”
Forget it.  I’m not so hard up that I’d go crawling to Ian Rafferty for a job.”  Trish scowled and folded her arms across her chest.  “I have my dignity, you know.”
Yeah?  Why don’t you get up off the floor and tell me all about your dignity.”
Oh, shut up,” Trish muttered, getting to her feet and snatching the card from Nadia’s hand.  Wadding it up, she tossed it in the direction of the trashcan and stalked into the bakery’s kitchen.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seeress: Book Three (Runes Series) by Ednah Walters Review

Title: Seeress
Series: The Runes, Book 3
Author: Ednah Walters
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 315
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: AWESOME!

Book Synopsis:

I love Torin St. James...
I need his strength…
But someone from his past wants me dead.


Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. With her mother gone, her father dying, and her best friend in Hel, she is not sure who to talk to.

But when the visions become more personal and she foresees her future with Torin threatened by someone from his past, Raine becomes desperate for answers. Just her luck two new students arrive at her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin forbids Raine to see the two girls.

Can their love survive without trust?

Review:

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I've never read any of the other books in this series, but this book was so imaginative and well written that I have to read more. Ednah Walters has created a world that you can't help but get lost in. Those that love fantasy are going to flip for this series. I found the glossary of terms extremely useful since I hadn't read any of the other books. If you're looking for fantasy that blows your mind, this is it.

Five Kids, One Christmas (The Brannigan Sisters) by Terese Ramin Review

Title: Five Kids, One Christmas
Series: The Brannigan Sisters
Author: Terese Ramin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 234
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Extremely well written.

Book Synopsis:

Colonel Helen Brannigan and Nat Crockett had each lost primary custody of their children to their exes, who, coincidentally, had married each other. Nat’s sudden, accidental blindness and Helen’s commitment to her country supposedly negated their ability to parent.

When tragedy stepped in, returning not only their own children, but two additional children that their exes had adopted, Helen and Nat found themselves thrown into a blended family. Would they be able to conquer their individual issues and protect their new family from a custody challenge? Would each member of this new family be able to rely on another to stay together? Would Helen and Nat be able to resist the growing desire that would further complicate their lives? Five Kids, One Christmas…

Review:

Five Kids, One Christmas is an extremely well written novel. I especially liked the fact that the author takes the time to create well-developed characters. As someone who grew up with a blind, single mother it was an interesting and captivating read. Ramin does an excellent job at capturing the feelings of Nat and how he feels about his blindness and how he feels about how others treat him. I highly recommend this one.

Murphy's Charm by Linda Wisdom Review

Title: Murphy's Charm
Author: Linda Wisdom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 198
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: Such a sweet, relaxing romance to cozy up with.

Book Synopsis:

Years before, she'd left him to follow her passion: the dance. Charlotte "Charlie" Wells thought she'd kissed James Murphy goodbye until a knee injury forced her to take a stopgap job as activities director of New Eden. Charlie was shocked to discover that the manager of the community was James. The electricity--and the anger--were still there. He swore he'd teach the slate-eyed beauty a lesson in love before she left him again. She was swept away by his addictive embraces, his seductive charm. Now Charlie knew he was the man she loved, but how could she prove she was the woman he could trust, that this time she'd stay--for a lifetime?

Review:

Sometimes when one door closed, one from the past reopens. I've read a number of Linda Wisdom's romances and this one was so, so good. I found it to be a relaxing, sweet romance that was perfect for the blah day I was having. Can two people who split on bad terms come together again or will the roles of heartache simply be reversed? You'll have to read to find out.

More Than Friends by Aria Grace Review

Title: More Than Friends
Author: Aria Grace
Genre: Erotica
Pages: 98
Price: FREE
Thoughts: Hot read.

Book Synopsis:

Tired of moping around after the breakup of his long term girlfriend, Ryan knew he needed a hookup to get him out of his funk. When he met Drea, he hoped she might be the one. But when he felt more chemistry with her gay cousin Zach, Ryan was more confused than he had ever been in his life. He wasn't gay but he wanted to be with Zach. How could it possibly work?

**Contains explicit descriptions of erotic gay moments**

Review:

I was a bit skeptical about whether or not I would like this story, but it was actually incredibly sexy. As a straight woman, I thought this story would be lost on me, but anyone can appreciate love and even the awkward feeling of falling for someone. This was a fast-paced read and I can't wait to continue the story in book two.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Rio Affair (The Dangerous Affairs Series) by Taylor Lee Review

Title: The Rio Affair
Series: The Dangerous Affairs Series, Book 3
Author: Taylor Lee
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 239
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Sexy and action packed.

Book Synopsis:

• Nicki and Rafe head undercover to Rio de Janeiro, the beautiful city on the bay--which happens to be the 5th most dangerous city in the world.

• The charmingly dangerous international Drug King-pin sets his sights on Nicki.

• He doesn’t know that no one can out-charm OR out-kill the indomitable ISA leader

Review:

Taylor Lee certainly knows how to write novels that will leave you weak in the knees. The Rio Affair is an excellent addition to The Dangerous Affairs series and was impossible to put down. The book is hot and action-packed. If you love romantic suspense, you need to read this series.

Deliver Me by Kathleen Lawless Review

Title: Deliver Me
Author: Kathleen Lawless
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Pages: 229
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Best one yet!

Book Synopsis:

Raised on a small Arkansas farm, Maddie Winston craves excitement, but an escaped convict seeking shelter in her barn is more adventure than she bargained for. Determined to help the brooding stranger clear his name, Maddie impulsively joins Judson Burke on a dangerous journey to his Texas home and find herself the victim of relentless passion.

When the prison wagon transporting Judson crashed, he fled, praying for a chance to prove he is innocent of his wife's murder. Betrayed by his past desires, all Jud wants now is his freedom--until his beautiful traveling companion convinces him that love is the only thing worth fighting for.

Review:

Out of Anora's Pride, Callie's Honor, and Deliver Me, Deliver Me has to be my favorite. It's so incredibly sexy. This is a book that really does whisk you away to another time and place. If you love historical western romance novels, you're going to love this book. I highly recommend it.
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