Monday, June 30, 2014

River's Recruit (The Sanctuary Series 1) by Charlotte Abel Book Trailer

River's Recruit (The Sanctuary Series 1) by Charlotte Abel Book Trailer
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Best Selling Author introduces a 'new adult' paranormal romance.
Book 1 of The Sanctuary Series

Jonathan McKnight lost everything in Afghanistan. His left hand, his identical twin, his self-respect and his naive belief that good always triumphs over evil. Burdened by grief and guilt, he searches for redemption on a solo backpacking trip into the remote Sawatch Mountains of Colorado and discovers a secret tribe of shifters.

River, the beautiful young shifter that rescues Jonathan has been promised to a man she despises. A man that does not desire her and only wants to use her to achieve his own political goals. Jonathan is more than a romantic rival. He’s a threat to those goals.

The only way to save Jonathan’s life is for River to take him as her recruit.

As Jonathan learns more about the horrors of River’s cult-like society, he becomes even more determined to escape it, until he learns that River is responsible for everything he does and will be executed if he succeeds.

Escape is not an option—unless Jonathan can persuade River to leave with him. And if she refuses? Well, then, he’ll just have to kidnap her.


Between Heaven and Hell by Jacqui Nelson Excerpt

Between Heaven and Hell by Jacqui Nelson Excerpt
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Welcome to a new Old West

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - 1850
Hannah knows one thing the moment she enters Fort Leavenworth—she's arrived in Hell. But inside is the means to a new life, a position as a scout on a wagon train bound for the Western Territories. All she has to do is convince the wagon master, Paden Callahan, she's the right person for the job.
After his wife was murdered by the Comanche, Paden let his work as a Texas Ranger consume him. Now he wants nothing more than to disappear into the West. Unfortunately, the one man he can't refuse has asked him to guide a wagon train full of tenderfoots across thousands of miles of Indian land. But Paden's greatest challenge turns out to be Hannah, a woman his heart won't allow him to ignore even though she was raised by an enemy he hates.

Between Heaven and Hell – Excerpt
Copyright © 2014 Jacqui Nelson

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas—Spring 1850

Lord help her, for she had entered Hell. That Hannah had sought guidance from the God of her past made her loneliness increase tenfold. She should’ve prayed to Grandfather Spider.

Well, what’a we got here?” someone yelled from behind her. The voice was rough with malicious undertones.

Don’t reckon I know,” replied another man. “Though she be a purty lil’ yellow-haired thing.”

Maybe, but we’d hafta get them injun’ clothes off her to tell fer sure.”

Hannah stiffened in her saddle but kept her buckskin-clad knees tight against White Cloud’s sides, urging him forward. She fought the need to tug down the frayed cuffs of her wool coat or touch the beads and feathers in her belt for comfort.

Don’t react, she told herself. Don’t make eye contact. Don’t turn back.

A mountain man, the size of a bear, spat a foul-smelling stream of brown chewing tobacco in front of White Cloud’s path. He sneered at Hannah with lips stretched over rotting teeth.

Behind him on a saloon porch, a trio of dusty cowhands rose from their card game, waved their whiskey bottles at her and hollered, “Ooh-wee, lovey! Come on down from yer horse. Let us show you a good time.”

Strident feminine laughter filled the air. Hannah’s gaze darted heavenward to discover a row of women dressed in corsets and short calico skirts. They leaned over the balcony railing, watching her with black-rimmed eyes full of disdain.

If she ignored them, maybe they’d leave her alone. Or maybe coming to Fort Leavenworth hadn’t been such a good idea. She had no choice. She couldn’t turn back.

 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fatal Luck (A Dana Mackenzie Mystery) by Dorothy Howell Review

Title: Fatal Luck
Series: A Dana Mackenzie Mystery
Author: Dorothy Howell
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 123
Price: $4.99
Thoughts: Better than the first.

Book Synopsis:

Dana Mackenzie thinks it’s her lucky day when she misses witnessing a fatal hit-and-run, but she soon learns this was no accident.

Dana’s high school crush, Homicide Detective Nick Travis, is on the case. Dana insists their budding romance won’t go anywhere until Nick confesses the sordid details of what happened back in high school between Nick and Dana’s then-best friend. But is this dark secret from their past something Dana really wants to learn?

As Dana tracks down a cold blooded murderer, she must also deal with corporate scams and the ultimate betrayal in her own family. Her high school days come back to haunt when her luck takes a fatal turn and the killer comes after her!

Review:

I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one was even better. Not only did the author do a great job at further developing the characters and their relationships, but the ending was awesome. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

Crimes of Passion: 6 Romantic Suspense Books - $0.99 Goodie!

Crimes of Passion: 6 Romantic Suspense Books (A Crimes of the Heart Collection) 
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Love and danger collide in 6 romantic suspense books featuring strong women who meet their perils--and their men--on their own terms.

CRIMES OF PASSION: A Crimes of the Heart Collection brings together books by 6 of the most popular writers of romance and suspense today, all in a LIMITED EDITION bundle.

Over 1500 reviews across the books (all of which can be read standalone--no cliff-hangers), with a 4.5 star average!
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BODY OF EVIDENCE - Rachel Grant
HER SANCTUARY - Toni Anderson
TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES - Denise Grover Swank
LOOSE ENDS - Terri Reid
LOVE AND SMOKE - Jennifer Blake

PAST TEMPTATION - M A Comley
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BODY OF EVIDENCE (Evidence Series) - Rachel Grant
In North Korea retrieving the remains of GIs, archaeologist Mara Garrett is arrested and sentenced to death for spying. Curt Dominick, an ambitious, infuriatingly sexy US attorney mounts a rescue mission that morphs into an explosive chase across the Pacific. Desire clashes with loyalty when the conspiracy they uncover threatens not only their lives but national security.
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HER SANCTUARY (HER - Romantic Suspense Series) - Toni Anderson
Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to the solitude of Montana with a new identity. Nat Sullivan, struggling to keep his ranch from bankruptcy, doesn't need a beautiful stranger complicating his life. But Elizabeth isn't what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down, they all discover the power of revenge -- and redemption.
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TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES (Rose Gardner Mystery - Book 1) - Denise Grover Swank
Rose Gardner's had visions before, but never of herself dead. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered instead, she's the prime suspect. Rose makes a bucketlist of 28 wishes, targeting neighbor Joe, with secrets of his own, for #15: Do more with a man. Then her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in jail isn't her biggest worry.
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LOOSE ENDS (A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery - Book 1) - Terri Reid
Combining her cop experience with a talent to communicate with ghosts, PI Mary O'Reilly's big challenge is convincing the handsome police chief she's not nuts. But when the ghost of a woman drowned in a Senator's swimming pool 24 years ago points to a connection with the cold cases of five missing girls, Mary becomes a target of a serial killer out to tie up all his loose ends.
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LOVE AND SMOKE (Contemporary Collection) - Jennifer Blake
Riva Staulet triumphed over past betrayal to reinvent herself as a woman of wealth and power. Noel has always been a Southern gentleman of rock-solid principle, stalward in his sense of justice. When a ruthless politician from her past resurfaces, Riva must risk utter ruin to prove him a murderer. And as death and disaster loom, Noel must choose to stand with her or against her.
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PAST TEMPTATION (Temptation Series) - M A Comley
Until now, Nicole's main focus in life has been running her successful business while raising her daughter, Sammy Jo, single-handedly. Now, Nicole's ex-boyfriend, Josh, has turned up determined to rekindle the relationship he ran out on. But before they get the chance to pick up where they left off, Nicole's personal life is put in mortal danger.


From “Loose Ends – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery”

 Chapter One:

 (Present day)
Moonlight stole through the living room windows of the small two-story home in the quiet town of Freeport, Illinois.  Its light cast shadows around the tastefully decorated room, turning ordinary objects into spectral stalkers.
The wind ruffled the sheer curtains that swept over the polished wood floor. In the hall, an antique grandfather clock struck the hour of midnight. Clear tones echoed the twelve chimes throughout the quiet house.
Silence shrouded the home for a moment.  Then a muffled noise came from behind the door that led from the basement stairs. Thump. Thump. Thump. It moved closer. The polished ceramic doorknob rattled.  Thump. Thump. Thump.  The door shook from the force of the blows. Thump. Thump. Thump. Once again the lock and hinges held the door in place. Thump. Thump. Thump. Finally, the wood around the brass lock splintered and the door crashed open.
He slowly shuffled from the doorway toward the staircase that led upstairs. Upstairs to the beautifully appointed bedroom.  The bedroom where one woman slept.  Alone and unprotected.
The wind moved through the curtains on the landing, midway up the stairs.  The wind caught his scent and carried it forward - the sickly sweet scent of a decomposing body.  He paused for a moment on the landing and then continued slowly up the stairs.
All of his movements were marked by a clear trail of blood.  Streaks of blood mottled the floor, the Oriental rug and now, the top of the stairs.
The bedroom door at the end of the hall was slightly ajar. Thick white carpeting muffled his footsteps.  He slowly pushed the door open and entered the room.
Moonlight spilled over the bed.  Mary’s long, light brown hair was spread across the pillowcase, a blanket covering half of her face.  She was snoring lightly and her arm was stretched over her head. 
He moved closer to the bed.
She wanted to hold her breath.  The smell was almost too much to take. Instead, she concentrated on keeping her breath steady and rhythmic as if she were really asleep.
He stopped next to the bed and leaned forward.  Hanging over her in the dark.
She heard the drops of blood hit the ivory 400-count down comforter. Plunk. Plunk. Plunk.
“Damn!”
She turned in her bed and looked up at him.  He was dressed in gray, a Union soldier.  His uniform was riddled with bullet holes and thick, red blood slowly seeped from each opening.  But the blood dripping on her bed was not coming from those oozing apertures. No, the blood dripped from the stump where his head used to be.
Plunk. Plunk. Plunk.
She watched as the blood pooled on the comforter.
“Crap, this is going to stain!”
She closed her eyes for a moment and then pushed herself up in her bed.
“Look, I’ve just had a really bad day and I can’t deal with you tonight. Okay?”
He paused… and straightened. After contemplating her response for a moment, he shrugged his shoulders, turned and slowly shuffled out of the room.
“And try to keep your blood off the new tiles in the kitchen,” she called after him.
She put her elbows on her knees, laid her head in her hands and sighed.  Was she ever going to get a good night’s sleep?
Well, she might as well go and see what kind of mess he left downstairs.
She slipped out of her bed, examining the comforter for damage.  Fortunately, when he had departed so had his blood. 
“Bonus,” she muttered.
Pulling on a short, silk robe, she tied it as she headed down the stairs.  She watched him retreat through the broken door, then closed it and moved a chair in front of it in until she could replace the lock – this time, she decided, with a deadbolt.
 “Deadbolt – good one,” she chuckled.
Glancing around the room, she could see that other than a rumpled rug, he did surprisingly little damage.
“Not bad for a headless dead guy.”

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Together Always: Spirit Travel Romance (Vicarage Bench Series) by Mimi Barbour Review

Title: Together Always
Series: Vicarage Bench Series
Author: Mimi Barbour
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Pages: 186
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Impossible to put down.

Book Synopsis:

A new body, a new life...
Because of a facial disfigurement, Nurse Grace Joye has never felt beautiful, and when she's told a brain tumor will end her life within a matter of weeks, she's devastated. Grace's friend, psychiatrist Dr. Robert Andrews has been experimenting with spirit travel. He suggests that Grace transfers her spirit to the body of his newest patient--Mrs. Vanessa Knight, a gorgeous-looking woman who is soon to be released from life-support. Grace doesn't need much convincing to take this drastic step. She will live on and realize her two dreams: to be a mother, and be loved by a man. Only to hear her soon-to-be husband's whispered words just before the life-support is switched off: "Good-bye, darling. I'm glad I'll never have to see you again."

Lucas Knight has been contentedly preparing for Vanessa's death. Throughout their marriage, this volatile woman had become increasingly vicious towards him and their young son. Therefore, he's appalled and traumatized when, miraculously, she comes out of her coma. Strangely, this girl isn't anything like the witch he'd said goodbye to. He could love this gentle angel. But, can he trust her to stay this way?

Review:

I love this series. Each book in the Vicarage Bench Series is such a sweet romance. Together Always was a great read. I loved the storyline of a woman who was hated by her husband coming back from near death, only to be a sweet, kind, and loving woman. This is one story you'll find impossible to put down.

Curvy, Crazy, and Confused (Plush Daisies: BBW Romance Book 2) by Ava Catori Review

Title: Curvy, Crazy, and Confused
Series: Plush Daisies: BBW Romance, Book 2
Author: Ava Catori
Genre: Chick Lit
Pages: 209
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Chick lit at its finest!

Book Synopsis:

Samantha, a free spirited, plus-size girl who takes life as it comes finds her uptight neighbor dreadfully boring. Christopher thinks Samantha is loud, boisterous and annoying. Getting trapped in an elevator together drives them both crazy and neither can wait to get out.

So why can’t Sam stop thinking about her drab and dreary neighbor? And why is Christopher, a man who hates tight spaces, willing to ride the elevator with her again? Opposites attract in this fun, romantic comedy. Nobody said it would be easy to love Sam.

Book 2 of the "Plush Daisies" series. Book 1 is "The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls, BBW Romance Dating Agency"

Review:

This one had a bit of a slow start, but I'm SOOO glad I stuck with it! This is one of the best chick lit novels I've ever read. I laughed, I cried, and I felt that warm gushy feeling that great romance creates. Seriously, this book was even better than the first in the series. I really hope there's more to come.

My Vampire Wedding by Regina Duke Review

Title: My Vampire Wedding
Author: Regina Duke
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 216
Price: $0.99
Thoughts: A unique spin on the vampire genre.

Book Synopsis:

Cassie Skyler is alone in the world, except for her BFF and a building full of tenants she cannot evict. She's looking for Mr. Right. Will she find him at a vampire fan convention? Her parents hid that part of their lives from her until the day they died. It turns out that's not all they kept from her.

Bear Laco is a vampire working for the Collection Agency. His main mission: locate and register any remaining illegal portals between Earthside and Vampside. So why has he been ordered to investigate Cassie? To make matters worse, he can't afford to fall in love with a human being. Not again.

Review:

Time for something new? My Vampire Wedding is a unique spin on the vampire genre. Having read vampire fiction for over 15 years, I have to say that it was nice to read something so new. Regina Duke does an amazing job crafting a book that doesn't feel like the same ol' vampire fiction.

Ha'penny Jenny: Book One and a Half in The Fairies Saga by Dani Haviland Review

Title: Ha'Penny Jenny
Series: The Fairies Saga, Book One and Half
Author: Dani Haviland
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Pages: 52
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Delightful

Book Synopsis:

<<>>Summer of 1781<<>> Sweet, naïve—and psychic—pre-adolescent Jenny has just been adopted into a wonderful, yet different family. She knows Mommy and Grannie are from someplace where carriages fly in the air and books have moving pictures, but she doesn’t care. Her new family tries to protect her from her past. However, no amount of love can prevent the problems the chatty young girl ‘sees.’ But she won't stop trying.

Review:

A delightful read. This story made me want to read even more of the series. I haven't read any other of the author's books, but this one drew me in. I love the setting and the characters and can't wait to learn more about them in the first book and the other books that follow. If you love fantasy, I highly recommend this book.

The Curse of Capricorn (The Zodiac Mysteries) by Kaye Freemartin

The Curse of Capricorn (The Zodiac Mysteries) by Kaye Freemartin
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The turmoil on Astrogea continues in Book 2 with the story of Jade Winter, a smart and tough entrepreneur who decides to stir things up inside the old stone walls of her exclusive nightclub. When she decides, just to be edgy, to encourage patrons to dress up as other signs and explore outside their elemental group, she finds that some Astrogeans will go to great lengths to keep the signs from interacting—even for fun. As tension between the signs begins to build in the run-up to Astrogea’s Winter Games, Jade finds that she can’t trust anyone—not even her own eyes. 

Fatal Luck (A Dana Mackenzie Mystery) by Dorothy Howell Excerpt

Fatal Luck (A Dana Mackenzie Mystery) by Dorothy Howell
$4.99

Dana Mackenzie thinks it’s her lucky day when she misses witnessing a fatal hit-and-run, but she soon learns this was no accident.

Dana’s high school crush, Homicide Detective Nick Travis, is on the case. Dana insists their budding romance won’t go anywhere until Nick confesses the sordid details of what happened back in high school between Nick and Dana’s then-best friend. But is this dark secret from their past something Dana really wants to learn?

As Dana tracks down a cold blooded murderer, she must also deal with corporate scams and the ultimate betrayal in her own family. Her high school days come back to haunt when her luck takes a fatal turn and the killer comes after her!

Excerpt:

So much for good mojo.
    Barely past ten o’clock on a Monday morning and here I was the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
    Nick pushed open the office door.  I stood there and let him hold it for a few seconds, then walked outside.  The sky was still overcast but it wasn’t cold—it’s seldom cold in Santa Flores.  We might have a lot of murders, but our weather was great.
Nick led the way around the corner of the building to the parking lot. 
    “Why did you leave the crime scene?” he asked, his cop face still firmly in place.
    “What makes you so sure it was a murder?” I asked.  “I mean, how do you know it wasn’t an accident?  Maybe the driver was too scared to stop?  Or blinded by the morning sun?  Or distracted, or something?”
     “Why did you leave the scene?” Nick repeated.
    I guess I hadn’t done such a hot job of throwing him off.  I tried again.
    “You’re trying to say that makes me look guilty?” I asked.
    “No, you’re managing to look guilty all on your own.” 
    “I can’t believe you’d attach one ounce of credibility to what Janine Ferris told you,” I said.  “She was hysterical.”
    Which was also the way I was starting to sound, I realized.
    I drew in a breath to calm myself.
 “Look, Nick, Jerry could have been in that alley for reasons other than coming to see me.  Maybe he was meeting someone else?  Or going to the deli?  Or having a smoke?” I said.  “And, yeah, whoever ran him down might have been driving a car similar to mine.  It’s a black Honda Civic.  There must be a million of them on the road.”
    “A million, huh?  That’s your alibi?”
    The great thing about relationships was the subtle nuances involved.  Not that I’m great at anything subtle, but I had this one figured out.
    When you got to know someone you discovered all sorts of little tells that gave them away.  A crooked grin.  Tightly pressed lips.  A quirked eyebrow.  All the silent cues that spoke volumes.
    Nick had his.  I’d learned a few of them and saw one now.  That little twitch in his left cheek that told me he was just messing with me.
    I think Nick liked to yank me around, sometimes, in the hope that I’d offer to have sex with him to get myself out of trouble.
    Not a bad idea.
    Yet not necessary, at the moment.
    “If I’m your best suspect, Sherlock, you’re in trouble,” I said.
    Nick leaned a little closer and his killer smile appeared.
    “Maybe I like being in trouble,” he said.
    Oh, boy.  I was the one headed for trouble here.  There was no real defense against the Nick Travis smile.  It sapped the strength, neutralized vital brain cells, and wiped out the willpower of any female on the receiving end.  I felt myself giving in.      Nick looked away, releasing me from his sexual tractor beam, and backed up a little.  He knew what he was doing.
    I did too.  And I’d already been messed with enough today.
    “Look, Nick, some of us have real jobs,” I told him.  “I need to get back inside.”
    “Tell me about Jerry Donavan,” he said.
    I should do just that.  I’d witnessed a murder—almost—and I knew the victim.  It was my duty as a citizen to cooperate with law enforcement.
    But I wasn’t in the mood to cooperate with Nick Travis.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dark Side of the Sun: Dark Fantasy, Horror, and Fantasy Books Only $0.99 Each


Readers rejoice! For one day only, Friday, June 27th, you will be able to buy over a dozen dark fantasy horror and contemporary fantasy novels for just 99 cents each.

Discover more at the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/903569796337462/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

While you're checking out the selection, the authors will be here on Facebook throughout the event ready to answer questions, talk about your favorite genres or just to chat. Buy some awesome books and make lasting connections with a group of wonderful authors!

Here are the books that will be featured:
1. Marie Hall, Crimson Night
2. Aiden James, Plague of Coins
3. Kory Shrum, Dying for a Living
4. Joseph Duncan, Cattle
5. Jason Parent, What Hides Within
6. K.N. Lee, Netherworld
7. Megg Jensen, Hidden
8. J. Thorn, The Complete Portal Arcane Trilogy
9. Addison Moore, Celestra Series, Books 1-3
10. Nancy Duplechain, Dark Bayou
11. Mercedes Yardley, Nameless
12. John Patrick Kennedy, Reaper, Plague of Angels
13. Shawn Inmon, Rock n' Roll Heaven
14. Sarah Wynde, A Gift of Thought
15. Breeana Puttroff, Canes of Divergence
16. J.C. Daniels, Blade Song
17. M. Lauryl Lewis, Grace Lost
 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Timeless Escapes by Various Authors Review

Title: Timeless Escapes
Series: Timeless Tales, Book 2
Author: Various
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 315
Price: $0.99
Thoughts: A relaxing read.

Book Synopsis:

Escape to the Virgin Islands where the bonds of marriage are renewed, friends become lovers, and new love is given a chance to thrive.

Ruth A. Casie ~ Second Chance by the Sea

Married for ten years, Alan and Eloise have grown apart. When they go back to the Virgin Islands for a family funeral, they find their marriage was never registered. Will an impending disaster be the final straw that breaks them up or will it rekindle their love and send them back to the altar for a second chance?

Lita Harris ~ Chasing Fireflies

Soured on love by a recent breakup, a travel agent with a fear of flying and open water takes a trip to the Virgin Islands. She meets a boat captain who challenges her fears. Will she survive her breakup and find happiness in the arms of another man?

Emma Kaye ~ In Her Dreams

When an author escapes to the Virgin Islands to work on her latest book, she’s swept back in time to Regency England and must decide whether the love she finds with an English lord is real or only in her dreams.

Nicole S. Patrick ~ Poseidon’s Strength

A beloved hero’s death leads his sister and his best friend, who have never seen eye-to-eye, to discover that helping family can be their happy medium, and possibly lead them to uncover a love that's meant to be.

Julie Rowe ~ A Pirate’s Vacation

A doctor grieving the death of her husband, buys a B&B in the Virgin Islands in need of a lot of fixing. Her old flame arrives to help with repairs, but will she let him heal her shattered heart?

Review:

A light, enjoyable collection of stories that you'll love having with you while on vacation. Timeless Escapes is a relaxing read that will help you unwind whether you're on vacation or just lounging around the house. If you're looking for several great love stories, I highly recommend this series.

Sexiest Eye Candy by Monique DeVere Review

Title: Sexiest Eye Candy
Series: Sexiest Eye Candy Series, Book 1
Author: Monique DeVere
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 222
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Addictive

Book Synopsis:

Super-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de Burke’s inner bad-girl. To prove it, when Ethan accepts the challenge to persuade the sassy, love-rejected cosmetic surgeon to appear as a guest on his show, she ends up inviting him into her bed for one night of guilty pleasure instead.

Used to women throwing themselves at him boobs first, Ethan knows his way around every female erogenous zone, but the sizzling chemistry he has with Karis blindsides him. Soon he’s convincing her to extend their one-night to another ... and another ... and...

Karis can’t resist! Yet, if Ethan discovers her secret, he’ll ditch her as fast as her ex-fiancé had -- but really, what could go wrong in a one-week, tangle-free, affair?

Review:

A fun, sexy, addictive read that's perfect for the beach. If you love contemporary romance with a bit of heat, you're going to love this book. Can't wait read the next book featuring Brad and Andie.

Pax Demonica by Julie Kenner Review

Title: Pax Demonica
Series: Demon Hunting Soccer Mom, Book 6
Author: Julie Kenner
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 187
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: Great addition to the series.

Book Synopsis:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) comes the sixth installment in the fun-tastic demon-hunting soccer mom series that began with Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom!

When orphan Kate goes to Rome with her family, she’s hoping for a little R&R. The chance to bond with her husband, spend quality time with her kids, and visit her pseudo-family at Forza Scura.

In other words, this suburban mom is doing the tourist thing, and intending to do it up right. But while Kate may want to take cheesy pictures and buy overpriced souvenirs, the demon population has other plans. And soon Kate and over-eager daughter Allie are thrust into the middle of a demonic feud.

Now Kate’s going to have to call on both her hunting skills and her mothering skills–because if she fails, Kate and family might just find themselves sightseeing in hell.

Review:

Those that love paranormal romance and are looking for a fun series are going to love the Demon Hunting Soccer Mom Series. Even better is if you haven't read any of the series yet, you'll be able to do so without having to wait. Those that have waited for this installment will finally be able to catch up with the demon hunter they've come to know and love. Pax Demonica is fast-paced, fun, and a great addition to the series.

Fatal Debt by Dorothy Howell Review

Title: Fatal Debt
Series: A Dana Mackenzie Mystery
Author: Dorothy Howell
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 202
Price: $7.99
Thoughts: Loved It!

Book Synopsis:

Dana Mackenzie finds herself working for a faceless financial institution—it’s either this or piercing ears at the mall—and while she’s grateful for a job, she has no intentions of following the corporate offices’ heartless orders.

When she’s instructed to repossess a 42-inch Sony television from an elderly couple, Dana intends to put her own twist on the assignment. But upon arriving at their run down house in a gang infested neighborhood, she’s horrified to find sweet old Mr. Sullivan murdered.

The homicide detective investigating the case is Nick Travis, Dana’s high school crush. Sparks ignite, but a dark secret threatens to keep them apart—unless Nick comes clean about the past.

Dana agrees to help Mr. Sullivan’s grieving family locate his grandson, a guy with a surprising new lifestyle who’s been missing since the day of the murder. Her good intentions put her in the thick of the murder investigation and on a collision course with the killer.

Review:

This is the second book I've read of Dorothy Howell's and I absolutely LOVED this one. The characters are great, the mystery is great, and the background stories on the characters leave you wanting more. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. If you love cozy mysteries, read this series!

Deeply In You (The Wicked Dukes) by Sharon Page

Deeply In You (The Wicked Dukes) by Sharon Page
$9.39

Sensual Awakening
Anxious to save her brother from debtor's prison, Helena Winsome agrees to find proof that the Duke of Greybrooke is a traitor. Well aware of his wicked ways, she takes on the guise of a demure governess. But his smoldering sensuality overwhelms her--as does his vow to make her his lover, a scandalous promise that leaves her weak with desire. . .

Sexual Seduction
Darkly handsome and powerfully seductive, the Duke of Greybrooke is a man of deep passion. When the lovely Miss Helena Winsome turns down an offer to become his mistress, Grey takes on the challenge. He'll expose Helena to the erotic thrill of carnal pleasure and tease her senses until all she can do is beg for more. . .

Excerpt:

Watching the children to ensure they stayed at their work, Helena led the duke into the nursery room, and stopped in between the two rows of neat little beds.
Even this—just being alone with him in this room—could see her cast out of her job without a character. A few moments alone could ruin her forever. But she had to take the risk.
The moment she closed the door behind her, he clasped her hand and turned her, and before she had a chance to be prepared, he raised her bent fingers to his lips. “Beautiful hands.”
She tried to pull her hand free but she couldn’t. He gently brushed his mouth over her fingers. A jolt, like a strike of lightning, leapt through her body from her hand. “How can you know? I’m wearing gloves.”
He kissed each finger, making her shoulders quiver with the sheer thrilling sensation rushing through her. “I love slender hands that are small and nimble. These hands dry tears, wipe noses, show children how to form their letters and numbers. These hands forge futures, and that is more than mine have ever done. The only useful thing my fingers have done is tweak nipples and stroke cunnies until ladies scream.”
Your Grace.” Her tone was one of severe reprimand. But his words about her hands had been so sweet, she was stunned.
All right, my dear. I won’t say anything naughty. Disappointed?”
His index finger rested on her chin. He lifted it slightly, and she tipped her face up. Then she realized she’d obeyed him, and she jerked back. But now she couldn’t stop looking at his eyes. They were the most beautiful green—this close she could see that his irises were emerald but rimmed in gold, like priceless jewels in a precious setting.
His lower lip was lush and full, softening now into a seductive pout.
Why did you come here?” she said desperately.
I came to apologize. But I have to admit, there is something about you that goads me into behaving like a devil. I know I should keep away from you. My tastes are too dark for a sweet, innocent woman like you.”
He spoke as if she were the one in the wrong—for simply being decent. “I take it you mean the riding crops and spanking? I cannot imagine what such things have to do with love affairs. Your tastes are too—too inappropriate for any lady, I think. Really, Your Grace, should you not try to behave your—?”
She stopped. Her tongue had raced away on her. To save her family, she was supposed to flirt with him. To get into his house, she must encourage him.
You’ve done it again. Insulted me and yet intrigued me.” A slow smile came to his lips, and as it lazily unfurled for her, she felt her knees wobble. “Now you see my problem. You should be untouchable for a man such as me—too proper, too respectable, too decent. Yet I have to have you. At any price.”
Excerpt from Deeply in You, ©2014 Sharon Page

Her Secret, His Son by Linda Wisdom

Her Secret, His Son by Linda Wisdom
$3.99

It was a day she'd never forget...

Sara Murdock was pumping gas in Henderson, North Carolina, when she heard about the new preacher. He was reputed to be a quiet, thoughtful man. His name was Jess Larkin.

That evening Sara walked around the hillside town--the town that had been her home in name only. She watched the people who had never accepted her as one of their own when she'd returned fifteen years ago with an infant son. Then she went home and looked at the boy, and saw again the heart-wrenching smile and stubborn pride Tim had inherited from the father he never knew. How would Sara cope when everyone discovered the truth about Tim's parentage?

Pieces of Love by PJ Sharon Review

Title: Pieces of Love
Author: PJ Sharon
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 235
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: A realistic YA novel.

Book Synopsis:

Sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to smoke pot and play guitar. Getting high and escaping into her music seems the perfect solution when her world is shattered by her sister's death. But when she’s arrested for possession a second time, life couldn’t get any more complicated. Her mother's breakdown is the final straw that forces Lexi to spend the summer on the West Coast with her grandmother, Maddie. When Lexi steps over the line one too many times, she's certain her life is over and that she’s destined for juvenile detention—until Maddie decides that desperate measures are called for. A three week Mediterranean cruise—for seniors.

Eighteen year-old Ethan Kaswell, the poster child for good sons, is stranded on the cruise when his father, a famous heart surgeon, is called away. With his own life perfectly mapped out, Ethan finds Lexi’s unpredictability irresistible. Although he’s smart enough to see that there is no future in falling for a “vacation crush,” Lexi’s edgy dark side draws him like an anchor to the bottom of the sea. As the two embark on the journey of a lifetime, will Lexi finally learn to love someone—even when she has to let them go?

Review:

PJ Sharon has realism down pat. It's actually one of the things I love most about her books. Sharon writes young adult and coming of age novels that teens can truly relate to. Pieces of Love features a girl who uses drugs and her own music as a form of escape, something many teenagers can relate to. However, when she meets a great guy, she may be able to let the pain go and replace it with love. This is a great book that you'll have a hard time putting down.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pieces of Love by PJ Sharon

Pieces of Love by PJ Sharon
$2.99

Sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to smoke pot and play guitar. Getting high and escaping into her music seems the perfect solution when her world is shattered by her sister's death. But when she’s arrested for possession a second time, life couldn’t get any more complicated. Her mother's breakdown is the final straw that forces Lexi to spend the summer on the West Coast with her grandmother, Maddie. When Lexi steps over the line one too many times, she's certain her life is over and that she’s destined for juvenile detention—until Maddie decides that desperate measures are called for. A three week Mediterranean cruise—for seniors.

Eighteen year-old Ethan Kaswell, the poster child for good sons, is stranded on the cruise when his father, a famous heart surgeon, is called away. With his own life perfectly mapped out, Ethan finds Lexi’s unpredictability irresistible. Although he’s smart enough to see that there is no future in falling for a “vacation crush,” Lexi’s edgy dark side draws him like an anchor to the bottom of the sea. As the two embark on the journey of a lifetime, will Lexi finally learn to love someone—even when she has to let them go?

Love In Touch by Lucy May Lennox Review

Title: Love in Touch
Author: Lucy May Lennox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 253
Price: $4.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Well-written with interesting characters.

Book Synopsis:

Kassie has felt adrift ever since her dad died when she was in college. Now 24 and living in Seattle, she gets interested in learning sign language through her roommate, a sign language interpreter. One day at a Deaf community event, she sees a young man sitting off by himself. Kassie feels compelled to try signing to him--the fact that he's strikingly handsome doesn't hurt.

Jake has been deaf and blind since birth. His disability has cut him off from the world, but beneath his isolated exterior, is a smart, sweet guy with a dry sense of humor. Despite the odds, he's highly educated, but at 26, he's gotten stuck in a rut, with few friends and no clear career plans. Until a sweet-smelling girl introduces herself to him unexpectedly, and opens up a whole new world to him.

Jake is more intelligent, more genuine than anyone she has met before, and for the first time Kassie starts to feel like her life has some direction. But as their friendship deepens into something more, the difficulty in communicating with each other only grows, and it seems like everyone they know thinks their relationship won't work. How can they come to a deeper understanding of each other, and a find a future together?

Review:

Well-written story with interesting characters. Love In Touch by Lucy May Lennox was unlike any book I'd read. The closest I think I've come to a story like this was the movie At First Sight starring Val Kilmer. It was an enjoyable read and a good heartwarming romance.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Both Sides Now by Shawn Inmon and Dawn Inmon Review

Title: Both Sides Now
Series: A True Love Story, Book 2
Author: Shawn Inmon and Dawn Inmon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 205
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Charming, Engrossing Love Story

Book Synopsis:

Do you remember your first love?

When Dawn moved from Southern California to rainy, rural, Washington state in 1976, love took a backseat to worries about fitting in at her new school. Over time, her friendship with the boy next door grew until she realized she had found her first love without ever looking for it. Their sweet romance turned sour in 1979, and she said good-bye to that first love, apparently forever.

Twenty seven years later, a chance run-in led Dawn to question whether or not first love can really last and if she can find her own happily ever after. If you remember your first love, what it was like growing up in a small town where everyone knew your secrets, or the simpler times growing up in the seventies, you will find much to relate to in Both Sides Now.

Both Sides Now is a standalone true story that is a companion piece to the best-selling memoir Feels Like the First Time. They can be read separately or in any order.


This is her story.

Review:

I hadn't read Feels Like the First Time, but was happy to find out that Both Sides Now can be read as a stand alone novel. Something I immediately loved was the use of song titles as chapter titles. I think many of us have memories of our own attached to many of these songs. As for the storyline, I found it to be captivating. It's such a delightful read that it was hard to put down and I highly recommend it to those that love a good romance.

One Last Blind Date by Erin Brady Review

Title: One Last Blind Date
Author: Erin Brady
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Pages: 180
Price: $1.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Funny and addictive.

Book Synopsis:

Sarah Jenkins just turned thirty and instead of a “girls only” weekend getaway to a tropical island or the designer bag she’s been eyeing for months, her best friend, Amy, gives her a six month subscription to an online dating service, SoulMates4Everafter. From the glossy brochures of perfect couples riding into the sunset on horseback to the hundreds of testimonials on their website, the dating service promises to find Sarah an ideal soulmate from it’s heavenly database. Despite her skepticism, Sarah decides to give it a try. After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained. But when she has trouble putting together her online profile and she’s about to give up on her search before it even begins, she finds divine help from Gabriel, a unlikely guardian angel from the company’s tech support department. With Gabriel’s help, Sarah finds herself thrust into the unpredictable world of blind dates. Will she find the man of her dreams or will she take a fall from heaven’s cloud nine?

Review:

Like other books I've read from Erin Brady, One Last Blind Date is both funny and addictive. Brady writes in such a style that you just flow from one page to the next and the next thing you know the book's over. If you love romantic comedies, you're going to love this book.

Chances and Choices by Ann Omasta Review

Title: Chances and Choices
Series: The Chances and Choices Duology, Book 1 and 2
Author: Ann Omasta
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 367
Price: $4.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Sexy, delicious fun!

Book Synopsis:

In “Taking Chances” (the first half of this fast-paced, exciting story), we meet Abigail Brown, a 28-year-old divorcee who has never had an orgasm, much to her chagrin. Despite being self-conscious about what she considers to be her body's 'failings', she has built a terrific life for herself in the quaint, lakeside town of Harbor Shores, Michigan. Abby thinks that she has discovered her 'happily ever after' ending when she stumbles upon the perfect man. Just when you think you have this book all figured out, some unexpected surprises come along and completely shake up Abby's world.

Abby needs to make some difficult decisions in the second half of her story, “Making Choices.” Who will she choose? Who should she choose? She has made a mess of her life. Will she be able to fix it or is it too late?

With "Chances and Choices," you get both novels, combined into one terrific book, for one low price. Get your copy NOW because it's a great day to relax and enjoy reading a new book that you won’t want to put down!

Review:

Naughty, delicious fun. From page one of each book, you know you're in for quite a ride. Both books are fun, sexy, and addictive. If you love contemporary romance that has just the right amount of steam, you're going to love this collection.

Fight For Me (Invitation to Eden Series) by Sharon Page Review

Title: Fight for Me
Author: Sharon Page
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 197
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Draws you in.

Book Synopsis:

An Invitation to Eden Release for May! Welcome to Eden, a series from 27 of the biggest names in romance. Fight for Me is a sizzling story from New York Times Bestselling author Sharon Page…

I had to drop out of college to raise my son after his dad, bad boy MMA fighter Ryder King, and I broke up. Ryder is so haunted by demons he won’t let me into his heart. Fame, fortune, and fighting didn’t bring him any peace, and I knew, for the sake of our child, I had to leave him.

That’s when I started seeing Ryder’s best friend, Xavier Malone, a former fighter who built a billion dollar empire. Xavier is powerful and handsome, but also caring and wonderful with my son. We were friends at first and now I’m falling for him—but I’m scared to commit.

Then I receive an invitation to the island of Eden, a luxurious resort where I can live my every sensual fantasy. I’m certain Xavier sent it. But after I leave my son with my mom and fly to Eden, I discover I’m in the middle of a grudge match between Xavier and Ryder. They are going to fight for me: inside the ring in a charity match, and outside it—where they both plan to seduce the pants off me. But I have a surprise for them too.

Fight for Me is also a Yardley College Alumni story. For readers 18 years of age +

Review:

Fight for Me by Sharon Page is extremely well written and draws you in from the first page. The writing style the author uses allows you to get lost in the story. If you enjoy contemporary romance, I highly recommend this one.

The Cupcake Coven by Ashlyn Chase Review

Title: The Cupcake Coven
Author: Ashlyn Chase
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 267
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Fast-paced urban fantasy with well-developed characters.

Book Synopsis:

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.

Review:

I really liked the characters Dru and Rebecca and thought that the story moved at the perfect pace. This is a book that you'll pick up and spend the entire afternoon reading. If you're looking for a funny, laid back novel to read this summer, this is a great choice!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lost Library by Kate Baray Review

Title: Lost Library
Series: Lost Library Series, Book 1
Author: Kate Baray
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 294
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Can't wait for book two!

Book Synopsis:

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.

Review:

Lost Library is such a great book. Not only is the main character, Lizzie Smith, down to earth and easy to relate to, but the book is also funny and unique. Those looking for their next urban fantasy, should definitely read this one. It's hard to put down, has a sexy werewolf and enough suspense to make things interesting. What's more is that the ending leaves you wanting more. I can't wait to read the second book the series.

The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire, Book 3 by A.K. Michaels

The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire, Book 3 by A.K. Michaels
$2.99

Peri has finally defeated her own father, the psycho leader of a sect that has plagued her since childhood. Now she looks forward to a life she never thought she’d have, in love with both Josef and Gabe.

As the three of them prepare for their future, they become involved in helping their friends Kyle and Sabrina go on the run, tracking down a kidnapped child and advising the supernatural cop Ronan. It’s an exciting life for Peri, being the mate of both a Vampire and a Wolf!

Unknown to them, the magical sect has gained a new leader. Even more vicious than her father, it’s only a matter of time before this maniac rips apart Peri, Josef and Gabe’s world…

Book 3 in this Paranormal Romance Series!

Wolfe's Mate (A Siberian Volkov Pack Romance Book 7) by Caryn Moya Block

Wolfe's Mate (A Siberian Volkov Pack Romance Book 7) by Caryn Moya Block
$3.99

When her brother accidentally turns her into a lycan, Esme Fortescue struggles to find her balance. Now, while her brother desperately attempts to return her humanity, her lycan heartmate seduces her in her dreams.

Jared Wolfe has waited six months before claiming his mate due to the death of his parents and becoming the new Alpha of the Quebec Province. When Esme is in an accident and her brother disappears, Jared decides he can’t wait to claim her any longer. But will Esme consent to leave Europe and can his newly changed mate handle the new Alpha?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Witchwood Estate - Going Home by Patti Roberts - FREEBIE!

Witchwood Estate - Going Home by Patti Roberts
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All I can say is I loved this book - once I started to read it, I couldnt put it down!!!!! Jennifer Leblanc.

There is something very evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood Estate... Whimsical, "TV" length episodes in an ongoing series. Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more... For all those young at heart... Equal measure of both Magic and Evil.

Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye to Catnip Cottage and the Barnabys, her loving guardians for the last twelve years, and go home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance. Witchwood Estate. The home where she was born and her parents were murdered. Her journey home becomes somewhat sinister, however, when she discovers that there are those who have other plans for her and her new friends…

Grab your broomstick/dustbuster out of the closet and come along for the ride!

What a delightfully magical read! For the young at heart or others who don't fear to dream. I enjoyed it so much! The wonderfully created world that you have so vividly written is easily envisaged! Katrina Whittaker


Sequence of Self by Don Balch - GET IT FREE!

Sequence of Self by Don Balch
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January Winston, mother of two, escapes her troubled past through education and petty white-collar crime. After she’s brutally attacked in her own home, she finds strength in her children and must decide if she’s better off with or without her partner-in-crime and his doomed schemes of revenge.

Excerpt:

The cop coughed. “They can’t see you.”

Before January could brace herself, the room erupted in green light: deep, dark, ocean-green, and she faced off against five men, all of whom stood in this light, all of whom squinted into the window. The cop with the cough moved behind her, his hack grotesquely productive. 

One of the lineup men adjusted his posture. January's abdomen clenched. He had crazy hair, sharp, shaven cheekbones. She didn’t recognize him, but there was something about his small bird eyes. They darted toward her, not quite random; she flinched, focused on a crack in the concrete floor. Behind her, the cop cleared his throat, and she bristled at movement near her shoulder.

She managed to raise her head.

Behind the glass, the suspect’s Adam’s Apple was more of a shard caught in his throat. It seemed familiar, yet until a voice came over a loudspeaker instructing the men to rotate, she couldn't decide, not until they had all turned away from her, backs and palms forward. It wasn't the man's hands, exactly, it wasn't the calluses or the spider-web palm prints, it wasn't some overtly identifying detail. It was the space within his palms, the void between palm heel and middle fingertip that she knew was capable of covering her entire face. When the man flexed his fingers, she recalled the strength in the curve of his thumb.

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Yours Truly, Taddy (The Undergrad Years) (Invitation to Eden) by Avery Aster

Yours Truly, Taddy (The Undergrad Years) (Invitation to Eden) by Avery Aster
$2.99

From the NYT Bestselling author of The Manhattanites series comes an adventure in self-discovery and unconditional love. If you enjoy TV shows like Lost and movies such as The Blue Lagoon then Yours Truly, Taddy is the book for you!

Jetting to Martinique for a modeling assignment with three of Europe's hottest magazine photographers--Gustave, Fabian, and Leon--should've been easy, breezy beautiful. Never did I expect to look up and see a hole in the ceiling of our plane that was bigger in size than my Birkin bag.

Shit! We're nose-diving toward Eden Island. I pictured how my New York Times obituary might read when I'm gone, "Taddy Brill, Manhattanite, dethroned descendant of the Austrian House of Brillford royalty, dies at age eighteen, penniless, unloved, and a virgin." I swear this crap only happens to me. Suddenly, Leon pulls me with Fabian and Gustave. Adrenaline racing through me, our bodies clung as one. We prepared to...crash.

The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships.

Breaking Free (Invitation to Eden) by Cathryn Fox

Breaking Free (Invitation to Eden) by Cathryn Fox
$2.87

Spring Break at college is supposed to be a time of fun and parties, but Alaska Rossi, AKA Janey Smith, is on lockdown thanks to her father’s mafia dealings. She wants only to party down with the rest of her classmates. At least her hot, darkly mysterious bodyguard— deep undercover as her dorm’s resident assistant—gives her something to fantasize about during her boring nights in confinement.

When Alaska wins a campus radio contest, and is gifted with a special invitation to an exclusive island, she knows it’s her chance to break free. After all, Eden is a place where no one knows her name, so what danger could possibly come to her? But when danger appears in the form of a masked man who takes control of all her pleasures, tapping into her darkest fantasies, she begins to wonder if her undercover lover, and the mysterious bodyguard who’s deep undercover, are one in the same…

(New Adult, new experiences sexy romance, contemporary romance, alpha hero, biker, falling in love, escaping the past, beach read.)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic (Dowser Series Book 3) by Meghan Ciana Doidge



Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic (Dowser Series Book 3) by Meghan Ciana Doidge
$3.99

I hadn’t set foot in the human world for more than a few hours in over three and a half months. Sure, I was stronger and faster than I’d ever been before, and I had a shiny new sword, but I was seriously chocolate deprived. I don’t recommend quitting cold turkey. And the new sword was a problem — to my mind, anyway. It represented all the expectations of a powerful father and a new otherworldly life. A life that wasn’t the one I’d worked so hard to build. It also represented the responsibility I had to bring my foster sister Sienna to … what? Justice? I didn’t know if that was even possible. What I did know was that Sienna wouldn’t stop, and that I couldn’t just leave everything up to fate and destiny … or maybe I was. Maybe I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing. If you believed in that sort of thing.

I just hoped that before the chaos and mayhem renewed, I’d manage to get my hands on some chocolate. It didn’t even have to be single-origin Madagascar. I was utterly prepared to lower my standards. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Edie and the CEO by Mary Hughes Review

Title: Edie and the CEO
Author: Mary Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 160
Price: $3.82
Thoughts: Excellent flow to the story.

Book Synopsis:

Edie wants to make her 60s protester grandparents proud. But championing the little guy gets her in trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk. Someone's trying to force Everett out of his job, and Edie's latest escapade hasn't helped. A snowstorm and an empty cabin makes them confront their attraction.

Edie Rowan is passionate about workers' rights, wanting her Sixties protester grandparents to be proud of her. But championing the little guy gets her in trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk. Kirk is Mr. Ultra-Executive with his expensive hand-tailored suits and his eyes the steel blue of a finely tempered sword - but for the intriguing contradictions of his neat ponytail and square workman's hands.

Edie's latest disaster, a teambuilding exercise gone facepalm wrong, leads to a knockdown drag-out with rival manager Bethany "The B" - or add the "Itch" - Blondelle. The incident is the last straw for Kirk. He sends Edie to management camp and to her shock, announces he will drive her there himself. She wonders why he would want eighteen hours of enforced intimacy with her, even as she's dazzled by his sparkling white smile and killer dimple.

Everett walks away from the confrontation with a headache. For years he has protected Edie from the fallout of her righteous crusading, but this may be the last time. A corporate backstabber is trying to eject Everett from his job. Even so, he's looking forward to spending time on the drive with Edie, attracted to her sunny red curls, fiery personality, and fine dark eyes.

Then a snowstorm forces them to seek shelter in an empty mountain cabin. Edie thinks she will take the lead in wilderness survival but Kirk proves more durable than his Italian loafers and silk sweater would suggest. The extended stay rubs them together in all sorts of ways, kindling emotional and physical flames. But when their corporate shells burn away, what secrets will be revealed?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Review:

Sexy, fast-paced, and fun. Edie and the CEO by Mary Hughes is impossible to put down. Not only does Edie's character seem realistic, but the way Hughes writes the novel, it just flows so well. If you're looking for a contemporary romance to enjoy, I highly recommend this one.

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

Title: Water From the Moon
Series: Futures and Securities
Author: Terese Ramin
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 216
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Action-packed romantic suspense.

Book Synopsis:

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?

Review:

A sexy second chance at romance. Water From the Moon is an action-packed romantic suspense novel that draws you in from page one. When the main character is tasked with protecting a former lover, will she give love a second chance? If you love romances about couples getting back together, read this one.

Sam's Story: Book Three (Skylar Trilogy 3) by Amy D. Crusan-Kramer Review

Title: Sam's Story: Book Three
Series: Skylar Trilogy, Book 3
Author: Amy D. Crusan-Kramer
Genre: Women's Fiction
Pages: 801
Price: $3.99
Thoughts: A powerful series with a great ending.

Book Synopsis:

In this captivating saga, Samantha Skylar experiences undying passion and endures one horrific act of brutality that sweeps her into the arms of the second most powerful man in the country. Samantha’s journey takes her from the poverty and close-minded attitudes of a tiny, coal-mining town in West Virginia, to the estate of one of Atlanta’s oldest and wealthiest families. This epic trilogy follows Samantha from the age of 14 to 40.

Book Three opens with Sam struggling to adjust to a new life in a new city. She is grieving the loss of her friends, while tentatively exploring a new relationship with the Vice President of the United States. Not quite a year into this new life, Sam finds herself back in Atlanta, once again trying to heal. Complications arise as she works to repair relationships with the people she loves most.

After her successful reentry into her life in Atlanta, Sam discovers a love stronger than any romantic love she'd ever experienced: the love of a mother for her child. But after one more devastating loss, she ponders the wisdom of ever letting herself love or be loved again.

Review:

One of the most powerful series you'll ever read. Sam's Story is a realistic read that will have you smiling and crying until the very end. In a way I was sad to see the series end, but the author did such an amazing job with the ending, that I was happy the way it turned out. I won't lie to you, though. This is a very emotional series that is sometimes hard to read if you connect with characters. With that said, I still feel that it's an amazing series that touches the heart and highly recommend it.

Out of Practice by Carol Margaret Tetlow Book Trailer

Out of Practice by Carol Margaret Tetlow
$9.99

Clare Jennings is a popular, hardworking general practitioner. A perfectionist, she puts her patients and work above all else, including her psychiatrist husband, David.

The arrival of Sam Curtis, a young doctor whose training Clare is responsible for adds to her already enormous workload and as they grow closer, Clare finds that her life, both professional and private is beginning to fall apart. Arguments at home, bad clinical judgements, complaints and betrayal compound Clare's guilt and feeling of worthlessness as she spirals deeper and deeper into depression.

Will she be saved before it is too late?

Queen's Knight: Invitation to Eden by Sara Fawkes

Queen's Knight: Invitation to Eden by Sara Fawkes
$2.99

Evan McQueen had his entire life planned out. Poised to potentially take over a multi-billion dollar corporation, this trip to the island resort of Eden is Evan’s chance to make a good impression on the billionaire CEO. He thought he knew where his life was going…until a blonde vision stomping across the hotel lobby wearing dirt bike boots shattered all his preconceived notions.

Serving temporarily as the island’s tour guide and resident mechanic, Dani has seen countless guests come and go from Eden. She should be focusing on her upcoming ‘round-the-world journey and the day-to-day life of the island, not the man who sets her heart on fire. As much as she knows it’s temporary—they both have their own lives to lead—Dani can’t get Evan out of her head…or her heart.

Dani Knight is unlike anybody Evan’s ever encountered, a woman unafraid to defy convention. She immediately fascinates Evan, and he can’t seem to get enough of her. The more he reveals, the more she sees a kindred spirit in need of guidance, but she can’t make his decisions for him. She’s seen the island work miracles before, but can it bring together two souls going down vastly different paths?

An "Invitation To Eden" novella set within the world of ANYTHING HE WANTS.
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