Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Princess and the Huntsman by Patricia Green Review

Title: The Princess and the Huntsman
Author: Patricia Green
Genre: Erotica
Pages: 119
Price: $4.95
Thoughts: Highly recommended.

Book Synopsis:

Though she was once as sweet as she is beautiful, since her mother’s untimely passing Princess Brandywyn seems to grow brattier with every passing year… until the day she is waylaid by a band of ruffians and dragged away into the forest. She is taken far from her home, but at last she is rescued from the outlaws by a simple huntsman named Tom and her life is changed forever.

Neither Tom nor anyone else will believe that a girl dressed in rags could be a princess, and without the slightest idea of how to get home, Brandywyn finds herself with no choice but to accept Tom’s offer to share his cottage. The feisty nineteen-year-old princess soon learns, however, that Tom will not stand for being treated as a servant. To her horror, Brandywyn discovers that arrogance will earn her a good, hard spanking on her bare bottom, and that more serious misbehavior will result in even more humiliating punishment.

In spite of his strict discipline, Brandywyn begins to feel things for Tom that she has never felt before… things that make her blush with shame. A princess should not dream of being stripped bare and taken long and hard by a commoner, yet dream of it she does. But what will her answer be if he asks for her hand, and what will come of them if her father finds her and returns her to the palace? Can a princess not only lust for a huntsman, but love him as well?

Publisher’s Note: The Princess and the Huntsman is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, exhibitionism, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.


Patricia Green does an amazing job at transporting you to another time and place in The Princess and the Huntsman. She pays close attention to detail and brings the characters to life with ease. And, let's not forget the spankings. What woman doesn't love a good spanking?

Free Kindle Books Starring Witches

Witchwood Estate - Going Home (Book 1) by Patti Roberts

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!

The Witchling Grows Up (Family Pendragon Book 1) by Mary Moriarty
 (Regularly $0.99)

Dylan Pendragon is not what she appears to be. She looks like a twenty something, hippy, new-age follower… When in fact she is a ninety year old witchling from one of the oldest families connected with witch craft.

She has yet to get any powers so to speak. But she is destined to be the most powerful witch of them all…

And she is a virgin.

Justice is a seven thousand years old Vampire. He is the oldest friend to his former king of their kind, Cormac O’ Heachthanna. There are three things that vampires love. Blood, fighting and sex and not necessarily in that order. Justice lost his wife about six thousand years ago so he has devoted his life to keeping man kind safe… and he has had no sex in that many years.

The Dark One has one thing on his mind. Capture Dylan Pendragon and take what he thinks is his… her virginity and her power which will blossom like a rose once she is taken. He will do anything to get her and that power or die trying.

In the course of one night under a full moon two become connected and set into motion events that can’t be stopped that will ultimately bring victory for some or one and the rest will be cast into a void less underworld.

Can Justice show Dylan he wants to protect her without touching her? Will he listen to his heart where love that has been dormant for so long is waiting to be released.

Will Dylan allow Justice to protect her so she can figure out how to get her powers and be strong enough to fight the Dark One? Or will she fall and be the sacrifice that the Dark One intends her to be. 

Fire Burn And Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins Book 1) by H.P. Mallory

A self-deprecating witch with the unique ability to reanimate the dead.
A dangerously handsome warlock torn between being her boss and her would-be lover.
A six hundred year old English vampire with his own agenda; one that includes an appetite for witches.
The Underworld in a state of chaos.
Let the games begin.

Life isn’t bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat and a quirky best friend.

Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!

Word of Jolie’s incredible ability to bring back the dead spreads like wildfire, putting her at the top of the Underworld’s most wanted list. Consequently, she finds herself at the center of a custody battle between a villainous witch, a dangerous but oh-so-sexy vampire, and her warlock boss, Rand.

Bigfoots Don't Do Mini Coopers by Meredith Allen Conner Review

Title: Bigfoots Don't Do Mini Coopers
Author: Meredith Allen Conner
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 221
Price: $2.99
Thoughts: Loved it!

Book Synopsis:

Kate Storm always thought Bigfoot was a mythological creature. Until she ran her over. Now she’s stuck with the creature sleeping on her pull-out while she figures out how to heal her. Which wouldn’t be so bad if Big Al, her hit-man channeling Chihuahua, wasn’t showing so much concern for the giant furry being. Kate wants nothing more than to get Bigfoot back to where she came from, but she has other things to worry about. Her undead best friend Morgan is hiding a secret. Kate is trying to work through relationship issues with Ash, her demon boyfriend. A xenologist is on Bigfoot’s trail. And another of her clients winds up dead. It’s enough to make the most determined matchmaking witch a little crazy. Kate will have to rely on more than her magic to get her through this time.


Dead Vampires Don't Date was one of the best books I read in 2013. Bigfoots Don't Do Mini Coopers is an excellent sequel. I loved watching the relationships between the characters continue to develop and to learn more about the characters. What I really love about this series though is the author's imagination. Urban fantasy is a genre that requires a great imagination to not only make a book work, but for the book to not to be like every other book in the genre. Meredith Allen Conner does a magnificent job at creating an imaginative read that will leave you wanting more. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Survive the Night (Lost, Inc.) by Vicki Hinze Review

Title: Survive the Night (Lost, Inc.)
Author: Vicki Hinze
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 221
Price: $3.82
Thoughts: Edge of your seat romantic suspense.

Book Synopsis:

After losing everything, Della Jackson tries to begin again as an investigator. But she can't forget the past…and neither can someone else. Someone who won't let anyone—even Della's best friend, former special operative Paul Mason—stand in the way. As Della is stalked and those closest to her are targeted, both Della and Paul realize there's only one way to survive. They each have to face their greatest fears, overcome the scars of the past and dare to love again…before it's too late.


From page one, you feel yourself pulled into this book. The suspense follows shortly thereafter and the author does an amazing job at making the reader feel the tension of the main character. This is truly a romantic suspense novel that will put you on the edge of your seat. If you love romantic suspense, read this.

KNIGHT'S BIG EASY (The E Z Knight Reports Book 1) by Gordon A Kessler Review

Title: Knight's Big Easy
Series: The E Z Knight Reports Book 1
Author: Gordon A Kessler
Genre: Thriller
Pages: 238
Price: $3.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Colorful characters and action-paced.

Book Synopsis:

A prequel to Knight's Late Train and Knight’s Ransom, Knight's Big Easy is the first novel in ”The E Z Knight Reports”; a sexy, humorous and irreverent series as well as a somewhat realistic and poignant look at the darker side of life, crime and the human condition. With a modern-day, ramped up "The Rockford Files"/"Magnum PI" feel, a Jack Bauer-capable hero and a "24" pace, this series consists of stand-alone, page-thrumming novels.

In Knight's Big Easy: Voodoo, hoodoo and a girl named Poodoo make this year’s Mardi Gras the most fun but also the most dangerous party of all for E Z Knight!

Knight goes to New Orleans to find Parole Officer Tamara White Cloud’s AWOL USMC son, and finds out L/Cpl Billy White Cloud isn’t the only one who’s gone missing.

He uncovers the largest human trafficking organization since the US slave emancipation. Led by a Voodoo King named Papa Legba, the slave ring preys not only on young runaways and homeless children, but also kidnaps them from their own homes and then sells them into prostitution and sweat-shop labor.

Knight works with a retired jazz musician named Black Zack who restores old horns in a shop called Jazzy Brass. They team up with FBI Special Agent Pooh Dooley to find Billy and to stop the slave-traders. However Knight’s old musician sidekick might be more than he appears. Black Zack claims the hay in the back of his truck is for feeding his cousin's goats. But when the pickup the old horn tooter’s driving is run off the road and catches fire, smoke from the alfalfa bales in the back gives Knight a high unlike any he’s had before.

Time is running out. A cargo ship loaded with over 500 children is away to the deepest waters in the Gulf. With the threat of being exposed, Papa Legba has ordered the ship sunk as soon as it reaches Sigsbee Deep. But Knight’s not that worried about dealing with the two-dozen armed men on the slave ship, or the nighttime HALO jump he must make to carry out the rescue—it’s the Voodoo Queen named Marie who won’t rest until she’s turned E Z Knight into a zombie that’s making his skin crawl.


Draws you in from page one. Gordon A. Kessler does an amazing job at drawing you into the book by using colorful characters, regional dialect, and lots of action. I can't wait to read more of this series.

The Informant (RC Investigations Book 4) by V.R. Marks Review

Title: The Informant
Series: RC Investigations, Book 4
Author: V.R. Marks
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 176
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Captivating and fast-paced.

Book Synopsis:

A dead body is no way to start the day... a fake marriage makes it a special brand of hell.

When her witness is murdered, DEA Agent Hannah Thalberg knows she's the next target. The only way she can stay close to the case is to lie about getting married and hope her one-time lover goes along with the deception.

Karl 'Bart' Bartholomew's Army career ended his first marriage before an injury ended his career. Now the owner of a popular truck stop, he stays close to the action by keeping local DEA and law enforcement informed of suspicious activity.

Can Hannah and Bart break the case and save lives before the passion between them breaks apart their friendship?

Don't miss the other RC Investigations novels: The Thief, The Witness, The Hostage, and now The Suit


A captivating read with great flow that makes the book fast-paced. This book was so easy to fall into. V.R. Marks writes in a way that makes his book impossible to put down. A must read for fans of romantic suspense.

A real-life hero’s profile from the First World War - Guest Post by Julie Rowe

Former President Theodore Roosevelt called this man one of the “five bravest Americans” to serve in World War I.

Henry Johnson, the first American private to be awarded the Croix du Guerre, France’s highest military honor, in the First World War – was 5”4 and weighed 130 lbs. He was a porter at a train station in New York before he enlisted in the all-black 15th New York National Guard Regiment, renamed the 369th Infantry Regiment upon shipping out to France.

Henry and the fellow Harlem Hellraisers as many called them were poorly trained and worked at first at menial jobs such as latrine digging and unloading ships. The French army was short of men, however, so the Hellraisers were lent to them. They were given French helmets, weapons and a few useful words then put on sentry duty.

On Henry’s first night as a sentry, at about two am, a German raiding party made its way through the barbed wire. Henry and fellow Hellraiser Needham Roberts were stationed in a forward fox hole and heard their wire cutters. They began throwing grenades at the Germans. Return fire was fierce and Needham was wounded bad enough that he couldn’t do much more than hand Henry grenades. Henry was also wounded, but not as bad as his friend. When they ran out of grenades, Henry fired at the Germans until his rifle jammed. By this time the Germans were in their fox hole and were attempting to cart Needham off. Henry beat at them with the butt of his rifle until it broke. Then he pulled out his American bolo knife and hacked and slashed until the Germans dropped Needham and retreated. By then Henry had been injured several more times.

Dawn revealed the extent of the fight. Henry had killed four German soldiers outright and injured 10 to 20 more.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hexy the Time Keeping Spider by Robert Bear

Entertaining Book for Young Readers Launches on Amazon’s Kindle

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 - Robert Bear was not naturally interested in books at a young age, but now, he has written a fascinating tale called Hexy the Time Keeping Spider.

The new children’s book is intended for kids who also don’t consider themselves to be natural readers, but Hexy the Time Keeping Spider is an engaging and entertaining story for any kid or adult. In the first book from Robert Bear, readers are taken along a journey in which a spider and his friends are faced with a challenge. Hexy, Six, and Ample must confront the antagonist Charlatan, who has promised a device that will make life easier for all spiders.

Hexy the Time Keeping Spider is intended for ages 7 to 12 years, but the story easily keeps anyone’s attention. In fact, Bear feels that his book might even encourage children to read.

Hexy the Time Keeping Spider is available on Amazon.com’s Kindle marketplace. U.S. and UK readers can find the story for £1.90 and $2.99, respectively. Information about the book for UK readers can be found at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NQXROMA?*Version*=1&*entries*=0, while information about the US copy can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Hexy-Time-Keeping-Spider-Robert-ebook/dp/B00NQXROMA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411559570&sr=8-1&keywords=hexy+the+time+keeping+spider.

About Robert Bear

While Bear was not a literary fan as a child, he draws inspiration from that time in his life to create captivating storylines and interesting characters that will draw the attention of young children. He greatly enjoys character and dialogue development. A native of London, Bear lives with his spouse and cat.

Radium Halos: Part 1 (The Senseless Series) by W.J. May Review

Title: Radium Halos
Series: The Senseless Series
Author: W.J. May
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 154
Price: FREE
Thoughts: A-Freaking-Mazing!

Book Synopsis:

Everyone needs to be a hero at one point in their life. The small town of Elliot Lake will never be the same again after Zoe, a high school senior from Elliot Lake, and five of her friends take shelter in an abandoned uranium mine during a violent thunderstorm. Over the next few days, Zoe’s hearing sharpens drastically… to supernatural levels. She tells her friends, only to learn that four others have an increased sense as well. Zoe is determined to use her new power for good, while trying to keep her growing feelings for Kieran, the new Scottish boy from their group, under control.

Fashioning themselves into superheroes, the group tries to stop the strange occurrences happening in their little town. Muggings, break-ins, disappearances, and murder begin to hit too close to home. It leads the team to think someone knows about their secret – someone who wants them all dead.

An incredulous group of heroes. A traitor in the midst. Some dreams are written in blood.

** This is Part 1 of 2 **
*Warning: This book will end on a cliffhanger. Book 2 picks up where this book ends.*


After reading Seventh Mark, I didn't know think W.J. May could top it. I was wrong. Radium Halos is absolutely AWESOME. I cannot wait to read more. If you love young adult fantasy, you simply have to check out this book and this author.

Pounced: The Sierra Files, Book 1 (a Squeaky Clean Mysteries spin-off) by Christy Barritt

Pounced: The Sierra Files, Book 1 (a Squeaky Clean Mysteries spin-off) by Christy Barritt

Sierra is used to fighting for the lives of innocent creatures. But when a killer puts the lives of her own cats on the line, her crusade becomes personal.

Animal rights activist Sierra Nakamura never expected to stumble upon the dead body of a coworker while out filming a project. She definitely never expected to get involved in the investigation. But when someone threatens to kill her cats unless she hands over the “information,” she becomes more bristly than an angry feline.

Sierra knows that curiosity killed the cat, but she’s determined that her snooping will ultimately save the lives of her furry friends. Making matters worse is the fact that her cats—and the investigation—are driving a wedge between her and her boyfriend Chad. With every answer she uncovers, old hurts rise to the surface and test her beliefs.

She also knows that if she lies down with dogs, she’ll get up with fleas. Saving her cats just might mean ruining everything else in her life. In the fight for survival, one thing is certain: It’s either pounce or be pounced.

*For fans of the Squeaky Clean Mystery series, this book takes place simultaneous to Dirty Deeds.


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Riley J Ford, NY Times & USA Today Bestseller: INTO YOU
Winter knows exactly what her friends are thinking, but there's a catch...

Rebecca Hamilton, Amazon Bestselling & Film-Optioned Novelist: HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL
Ophelia's initiation won't be complete until she kills the man she loves.

Apryl Baker, Amazon Bestselling & Film-Optioned Novelist: THE AWAKENING
Bones breaking and muscles tearing haunt Alexandria Reed.

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"There are monsters in this world. Sometimes I have fallen victim to them and sometimes I have been one."

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An adventurer searching for links in a colossal subterranean network finds a dangerous churchyard where he encounters strange magic.

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A reluctant genie criminal unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him.

Conner Kressley, Amazon Bestselling Author: THE BREAKER'S CODE
Cresta thinks everything is the end of the world. She might be right.

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Madness spreading like a virus and a revenge that's waited for over 500 years.

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Some said Truly was born with a gift. Others, a curse. But it was the very thing meant to save her life. If it didn't kill her first.

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The traumatic kidnapping of Abriana Vega, a Hispanic college student.

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When a smart-ass magical creature invades Kathleen's life, a boy she hates turns up dead and her mother goes missing.

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When Helena vanishes from his life, Gabriel journeys to the man responsible for her disappearance.

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Being invisible won't hide Mason for long.

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Groomed for Murder - Zoe Dawson
Brooke Palmer's exclusive doggie spa, Pawlish, is sued when a client's pampered champion gets a bad poodle cut. The client's lawyer is drop-dead gorgeous Drew Hudson, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit. This frivolous lawsuit is Drew's chance to advance to partner, but things get complicated when he finds that the side he's rooting for isn't the side he's fighting for.

It's a Dog's Life - Dale Mayer
Ninna's new job in the local animal shelter includes a yummy vet...and a dog who talks to her. Not just any dog...a fat, old, smart-alecky Basset Hound who says his name is Mosey. With all this going on, she doesn't have time to worry about the rash of break-ins and the sense of being watched. She's too busy worrying that she's nuts.

Christmas at Angel Lake - Edie Ramer
In a heartwarming tale of love, producer Logan MacLeesh, dumped by the woman he loves, lets squatter Maddie Barrymore, her young son and cat stay in his grandmother's house... as long as she tells him a story every night. Far away, in another state, a homeless dog begins an impossible journey to find the man who's meant for him...

The Mutt and the Matchmaker - JB Lynn
Private investigator Tom Hanlon is investigating a string of home burglaries when a pushy matchmaker sets him up with his main suspect - quirky dog walker Jane Bly - and her foster mutt, Calamity. Tom's trying to catch a thief, but it may be his heart that's stolen.

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When Stephanie O'Hanlon, 40-something workaholic, gets laid off and rescues a dog inhabited by her lover from a former life, she discovers the meaning of crazy. Handyman Gabe Fagen is crazy-in-love with Steph, but will she notice he's alive with a mysterious giant dog acting as her guardian angel?

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The Famous Union: Humorous Contemporary Fiction by Michael Meyer

The Famous Union: Humorous Contemporary Fiction by Michael Meyer
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Famous Union is a pretty little college with expensive fountains, cute coeds, and brand new artificial turf on the football field. It seems like the perfect place to work, but not all is as it seems. Come get some heavy doses of healthful laughter as a once-proud institution of higher learning is overwhelmed by madcap hilarity, where compromise is a four-letter word. Famous Union College is a place where what is what is not.

WARNING: Do not attempt to read and drive--or to eat while reading this book. Be sure to provide a safe environment for sudden outbursts of laughter.


Marvin Baines was not one to be easily fooled. He was reckless, but in a cautious way. He determined to hold his silence on the talking for the time being. He would have to be absolutely certain this time before he went about telling his story.

He took his yellow Mazda wagon out for an early afternoon spin. His windows unrolled all the way; his left elbow leaning out the door; his frame resting luxuriously against his vinyl seat cover; the wind whipping his hair about his head; his eyes focused through his not-so-dark sun-glasses, on the road ahead; his radio turned up loud to the station that played only country classics from the fifties and sixties, blaring out the tunes he loved so; his car churning along at thirty miles an hour in the fifty-five mile an hour zone--Marvin Baines was king. King of himself. Of his feelings. He was happier than can be.

And the sky overhead kind of blue, the breeze rather cool, the music good. Everything was perfect. The way Baines liked it. A relaxing drive in the country was real life. It was living, the way living should be. For Baines. Just Baines, his car, and his music--and of course the breeze, and the lovely landscape. That's all he needed to be really content in the moment.

The singer on the radio was telling Baines about how he, a lonely man, had stepped into a bar and had met a delectable little woman, whom he had shared a drink and a dance with; but then, just as he and the woman were about to leave the bar together, the man had suddenly looked down at his hand and he had seen the wedding band on his finger.

A classic! thought Marvin Baines. A real classic!

Between the Sheets (Cocktail Cruises Book 3) by Allie Boniface Excerpt

Between the Sheets (Cocktail Cruises Book 3) by Allie Boniface

An affair with an exotic cruise line dance instructor might be just the escape single mother Andrea DeMarco needs…

Andrea is determined to merge career and motherhood, which she’s (barely) managing as a cruise line marketing manager and a single mom to six-year-old Drew. That life leaves zero time for sex or love, so when she has a chance for a no-strings fling with a sexy cruise ship dancer, she decides to go for it.

Sebastian is enjoying a low-key life as a dance instructor on a singles’ cruise ship, a welcome change from his previous life in Argentina as the star of a hugely popular dance show. Tired of women who only wanted him for his moves on and off the dance floor, he’s content to teach basic waltz and foxtrot and keep to himself. But when the lonely, enigmatic Andrea sweeps into his life, everything changes.

Can he come to terms with his past? Can she find room in her life and her heart for another man? And is the possibility of new love strong enough to make them both want to?


Bright, beautiful afternoon light poured down from above. They had less than a half-hour before boarding would finish and the ship would set sail. Guests milled around the open deck, equal amounts of men and women, mostly in their twenties and thirties. Salsa music poured from a speaker in the corner, and Andrea found herself drawn in that direction. A knot of people had gathered near the small outdoor bar, and as she slipped through them and neared the railing, a heavy Spanish accent turned a single word into the sexiest syllables Andrea had ever heard.
She froze and shaded her eyes against the setting sun. She knew that voice. She knew this face, the body, the wide smile and the hands that, the last time she’d boarded this ship, had held hers as they danced by the pool. Sebastian.
“Hi.” She wriggled into the only space along the railing, directly beside him. Dark skin, dark eyes, cheekbones that could slice ice...this guy looked as though he could give orgasms on command. She’d forgotten the raw sexuality that oozed from the ship’s dance instructor. Squiggles of desire moved through her.
“Andrea, yes? It is very nice to see you. I didn’t know you would be on board.” He spoke in careful, measured words. The faintest scent of spiced cologne hung over him.
“I’m working,” she said. “I’m on board to see the new itinerary and give a report back to the Tampa office.”
He nodded, his eyes never leaving hers. “Lover’s Cay, yes. The new island stop.”
Perspiration broke out along her upper back, and she pulled her hair off her shoulders. Only this man could make the word Lover sound as though it was a proposition. Not like she would mind if it was.
Vacation sex can be wildly erotic…
The Savvy Goddess’s advice flew into her mind. Oh, yes. An erotic few days with this man would be perfect.
Salsa music continued to fill the air, and Sebastian leaned close to whisper in her ear. “I am working too, and this is my cue. You will excuse me, yes? Perhaps we can speak again later.”
Before she could reply or think of anything except what his breath felt like against her skin, he walked to the center of the deck, clad in a black tank top and tight black pants. His hair was long enough to be pulled back in a short ponytail at the back of his neck, and though Andrea had always found crew cuts more appealing, suddenly all she could picture was that dark hair loosed from its tie and falling around her face as she kissed Sebastian. As he worked his way down her body, slowly, and deliberately, until –
A squeal from a group of women to her left shattered the fantasy. Andrea’s skin broke out in gooseflesh as Sebastian began to dance. With an intense gaze that swept the crowd, he broke into a smile. Not a word. Not a single announcement about who he was or why he was on the ship. His body simply turned into a blur of hips, hands, and feet that moved across the deck.
My God, this man is amazing.
His sensual gaze caught hers for a moment, and it was all Andrea could do not to shimmy over and grab his hand for a twirl or two. She was not a shimmy girl. Or a twirl girl. But if Sebastian was the one whose hand held hers, then she'd reconsider her dance ability.

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Dark Creations Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Jennifer Martucci
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When Gabriel James mysteriously appears in seventeen-year-old Melissa Martin’s English class, she is not prepared for what she experiences, how she feels the first time they speak. With otherworldly attractiveness, gallantry, charm and intelligence, he is everything boys her age are not.

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Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.

At first, life appears to be looking up for Harper. She's making new friends and is strangely drawn to the boy next door. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

Inner Demons

Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. The training opens up a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.

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So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She's survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic and met the most gorgeous boy with an unbelievable secret. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, life has gotten even more complicated. The Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life.

When a future Prima from a nearby demon gate comes to town, she and Harper decide to use glamours to switch places at a party. All Harper wants is to have a little fun.

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Melinda Howard is the Demon Isle's weird girl... the one that's been holed up in the Howard Mansion for the last four years. Why? No one knows the truth except for her family... a long line of witches charged with protecting the Demon Isle, currently led by four hundred year old vampire, William Wakefield. Another reason Melinda doesn't mind her self-inflicted imprisonment. She gets to spend more time with William, her crush for nearly all her life who's too hot for words. And now, so are her dreams.

Dreams that have a tendency to come true. Although typically, they don't include the handsome vampire she's crushing on but rather horrifying visions of people about to die.

But she cannot stay under self-inflicted house arrest forever! And if her brothers or William get their choice in the matter, Melinda will be out of the house partying with her friends on the beach, giving her affections to a human, not a vampire, and getting into her role as a witch.

A role her eldest brother Charlie lives for, and a role her second brother Michael would rather live without. But when duty calls, usually from the local sheriff needing help with some tourist who's gotten themselves into trouble, life, fun and choice get set aside and duty takes over.

Such is the case when the sheriff needs help solving a murder; one she fears is supernatural in nature. To assist her in the case, she calls upon the skills of Charlie, who's a little more than just a Howard Witch, and Michael, an empath and death reader.

What Michael discovers from the reading however, could be more than any of them can deal with or accept. Worse yet, they fear what this discovery will do to Melinda, as it returns them all to the core of her self-imprisonment.

Back to the lives she could not save...

Soup...Er...Myrtle!: A Myrtle Crumb Mystery Book 4 by Gayle Trent

Soup...Er...Myrtle!: A Myrtle Crumb Mystery Book 4 by Gayle Trent
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Bettie Easton thinks the M.E.L.O.N.S. (Mature, Elegant Ladies Open to Nice Suggestions) need to ingratiate themselves into Backwater society by helping out at the soup kitchen/food bank. Myrtle agrees, as long as the weather cooperates--it IS January after all, and who wants to be out in the cold and snow? But Myrtle's heart quickly thaws when she sees the extent of the community's need. When it becomes apparent that an identity thief is using the soup kitchen/food bank to mine for victims, Myrtle kicks her sleuthing into overdrive!

Acadia's Law: Book One, Undying Love Series by Tracy Ellen Excerpt

Acadia's Law: Book One, Undying Love Series by Tracy Ellen

“Acadia’s Law” is the stand alone first book in the “Undying Love” series, an unusual and thrilling love story by Tracy Ellen, the author that brought you “The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod”---

Ask yourself this: How would you survive?

Acadia King is a young widow suddenly faced with answering this question, but in ways she could have never dreamed possible! Dark with despair over the death of her husband two years previous and the heavy burden of running a large farm, Acadia reluctantly agrees with her concerned friends to socialize again in the hopes of finding a little happiness. How could she know that the same night she finally ventures out to a cocktail bar to meet a man for a date an infection that turns people into violent crazies will begin to sweep across the Twin Cities!

The race is on!

For every person that can empathize with losing a special love and the struggle to find a reason to go on, be prepared for a sensual, sexy, and exuberant love story! For every person that has ever wondered what they would do if they had a day to get ready for the end of the world, be prepared for the start of a dark, humorous, action-packed thrill ride!

Acadia’s Law introduces an outrageous heroine struggling to find her feet again, an insanely hot hero doing his best to keep her on her back, and a supporting cast of great characters in the apocalyptic world of Acadia King.

For mature audiences.


Rod took the lead when we exited the bar. I could swear his sexy smile was meant to be reassuring when he reached for my hand. I gasped in shock at his touch.
“I knew the sparks would fly between us,” Rod murmured, raising a brow at my shuffling high heels on the carpet that had caused the static electricity.
I smiled a little, liking this man’s easy humor.
Rod put his free hand to his heart. “Mary, the minute I saw you in the bar, I was struck by a lightning bolt.”
I chuckled, feeling more at ease every second while Rod led me down the corridor past the red, funky chairs and turned left into a short hallway.
“I thought to myself, Self, that is one red hot woman,” he hit the up arrow at the bank of elevators while his eyes danced and he licked his lips lasciviously, “in an older sister-babysitter kind of way, of course.”
I snorted, now having fun. I pretended to punch him lightly in his rock hard stomach. A happy smile spread across his face at my reaction.
“It’s true, I was electrified when you approached me,” Rod pulled me into the empty elevator and pressed a button again to close the door, “and on fire after you whispered in my ear.”
I laughed, but it turned into another shocked gasp when my back was suddenly against the elevator wall. My eyes rose in surprise to see him watching me, those unusual golden eyes intent on my face.
“Now smart Mary, you are going to burn for me.”
I lost the urge to laugh. Rod’s words didn’t even sound that cheesy when I was blasted by the desire he openly showed me in his gaze. His hands gripped low on my hips and slowly pulled me tight against him. My eyes widened. He wasn’t lying about the on fire part.

Visit the author's Amazon page at: http://www.amazon.com/Tracy-Ellen/e/B009EFU5XY

Friday, September 26, 2014

Code Name: Purple Fire: Seal Team 9 (Special Ops Series Book 1) by Pamela Eglinski Review

Title: Code Name: Purple Fire: Seal Time 9
Series: Special Ops Book 1
Author: Pamela Eglinski
Genre: Action/Military-Romance
Pages: 54
Price: $0.99
Thoughts: Fast-paced and action-packed.

Book Synopsis:

The sacred bones of St. Peter are stolen from the Vatican. North Korea's dictator claims to have them--demanding a ransom of $20 billion and missiles with nuclear warheads. CIA agent Abigail Scott and SEAL Team 9 Commander Cooper Sinclair have fourteen days to retrieve the treasured relics and avert a nuclear holocaust. Tension between the two operatives impacts the outcome of the mission. Will it help or hinder their assignment? There is only one way to find out!

Code Name: Purple Fire is the first is a series of special op novellas featuring CIA agent Abbie Scott and Navy Commander Cooper SInclair. The team will be paired with characters from my novels, Catalina Syrah and Nicholas Bonhomme. You will find this daring pair in "Return of the French Blue," and "She Rides with Genghis Khan."


Action-packed from page one. Code Name: Purple Fire is incredibly fast-paced. I finished it in a couple hours and can't wait to read the next book in the series. There's even a bit of romance, which I hope will be expanded upon in book two.

August and the Single Heart by Vi Zetterwall Review

Title: August and the Single Heart
Series: Single Heart Series #8
Author: Vi Zetterwall
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 128
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: A meaty romance.

Book Synopsis:


Theresa Solano is a beautiful, decisive and brilliant woman who is devoted to her family, even when they don’t deserve it. Her father places her in charge of the family business and she finds herself hated by the women, disrespected by the men and engaged in a search for someone she can trust. She holds the Coin of Luck in life and love and finds it will have to work overtime to resolve her dilemma. As she maneuvers through a labyrinth of twists and turns, she continues her search for love but finds the only thing more elusive…is the truth.


August and the Single Heart is a romance that has some meat on the bones. It's not a typical dime-a-dozen romance. Instead, the characters have depth and the storyline keeps you turning the pages. If you love contemporary romance, give this one a try.

Kindle Book Deals for September 26th

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Choices (Make Me Paranormal Book 1) by Cora Maxine
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I always wondered which paranormal being I would choose to be, but never thought I'd be forced to make the decision.

As an urban fantasy author, Jupiter Hayes knows all about the things that go bump in the night, but she never dreamed that those beings could be real.

Summoned to a secret paranormal facility within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Jupiter finds out that not only are these beings real, but she's destined to become one of them.

Soon she's cut off from the life she once knew as she spends time getting to know each society in need of new members. But, some of those societies may be a better fit than others, due to her own bloodline.

Throw in a sexy vampire and a gorgeous warlock and it's easy to see that Jupiter Hayes has some tough choices to make.

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HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series) by Shalini Boland
Now an international bestseller. Fans of Twilight and Interview with the Vampire will enjoy this paranormal adventure that spans the centuries. On her sixteenth birthday, Madison Greene inherits a huge mansion house... but the house hides a secret. Eighteen-year-old Alexandre lives in 19th century Paris. Spoilt and bored, he longs for adventure, but he should be careful what he wishes for. Madison and Alexandre's lives are about to collide. Falling in love has never been so dangerous . . .

MARY HADES by Sarah Dalton
Not many seventeen year old girls have a best friend who's a ghost, but then Mary Hades isn't your average teenager. Scarred physically and mentally from a fire, a holiday in an idyllic village may help her recover. Little does she know, evil lurks in the campsite... Seth Lockwood--a local fairground worker with a dark secret--might be the key to uncovering the village's murky history. But Mary is drawn to him in a way that has her questioning her judgement. A spine-tingling romantic tale, to shock and entertain in equal measure.

THE FOREVER GIRL by Rebecca Hamilton
Now optioned for film, this riveting novel will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and paranormal horror. At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables. She can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous . . .

Allison O'Malley's plan is to get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has even closed herself off from a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with forever. But then her father shows up, telling her about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan. Truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.

Two mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help a little girl, Grace Connors, as she struggles to cope with the death of her father. But are the intentions of these strangers as innocent as they seem, or is there something else on their agenda? A story that will leave you asking... Who, When, Where? WHAT! My name is Juliette. Nine hundred years ago, I died. Today, I am alive... This is my story.

RAVEN by Suzy Turner
Lilly's whole life has been based on a lie. She grew up in a loveless home with a father she barely saw and a mother who was... well, not very motherly. After her parents mysteriously disappear, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is. For Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.

Funny Tragic Crazy Magic (Tragic Magic Book 1) by Sheena Boekweg

Keep your head down.
Don’t make waves.
Don’t let anyone know you’re a freak.

Larissa Alvarez is a witch. Magic is useful enough to make her pretty, but beyond transformation runes, Larissa ignores her mom’s pleas to learn about her magical heritage on the grounds that it’s just too weird.

But when her family is killed, and the powerful book of runes Larissa is supposed to inherit disappears, she realizes she’s not going to survive without magic. Worse still, she’s falling in love with her only ally, her best friend Joe, who has a secret that could kill them both.

Now magic is the only way she can reclaim her heritage and save the boy she loves. Larissa dives into the world of magic she’s always ignored and finds herself caught in the middle of an age-old war between Witches and Mages.

She may be poorly trained.
She may not have anyone to trust.
But it’s time to start making waves.

Dangerous Waters (The Guernsey Novels Book 1) by Anne Allen

Dangerous Waters (The Guernsey Novels Book 1) by Anne Allen
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Tragedy seems to follows Jeanne Le Page around . . .
Can she really go through it again and survive?
Jeanne Le Page is lucky to be alive … 15 years ago she was almost killed in a boating accident which brought heart-breaking family tragedy. Now 31, Jeanne is returning reluctantly to the Island of Guernsey following the death of her beloved Grandmother. Struggling for breath as the ferry nears the Island, Jeanne feels a dark foreboding overwhelm her as hazy memories of that terrible day resurface.
Only back on the Island to sell her inheritance - her Grandmother’s old cottage - she has no intention of sticking around to pick up her old life. But the cottage holds a secret, dating back to World War II, and Jeanne becomes drawn into discovering more. Then ,shortly after her arrival, a chance meeting with an old teenage crush leads her to thoughts of love.
Jeanne is forced to face her demons, reliving the tragedy as her lost memory returns.
The truth is finally revealed, endangering Jeanne’s life for a second time…

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Finding Mother (The Guernsey Novels Book 2)
Prepare to be swept away by a heart-warming tale of family relationships and love
Three women. Three generations. Sacrifices for love…
Who is she really? Nicole is about to find out as she searches for her real mother; the woman who gave her away at birth. With her marriage in tatters, she sets out from England: travelling to Spain, Jersey and Guernsey before the extraordinary story of her real family is finally revealed.
Nicole becomes an unwitting catalyst for change in the family. Two women are forced to reveal long-buried secrets. One going back as far as the Second World War. Lives are transformed as choices have to be made and the past laid to rest…
This contemporary romantic drama is the second of The Guernsey Novels, a series of stand-alone books by the award-winning author Anne Allen. It is likely to appeal to lovers of the works of Joanna Trollope and Maeve Binchy. 

Guernsey Retreat (The Guernsey Novels Book 3)

Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection…

A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from the past.
Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger - for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm's journey is more tortuous: conceived in Guernsey, he travels to Canada as a baby with his bereaved mother. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father's home, where Malcolm was conceived, but never lived and where his father was killed at the start of the Second World War.
At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice.
Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing… 

Spells and Spellcasting by Ruth A. Casie


Spells and spellcasting. The very first spell I clearly remember is salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Put them together and what do you get? Cinderella! A magic coach, horses, a footman, glass slippers and a beautiful ball gown and let’s not forget the handsome prince. 
What makes the fairy-godmother’s words a spell? A spell is much like a prayer said with a great deal of intent, focus, and will that gives words (or nonsense ones) new meanings. Deborah Blake, an authority on Wiccans, explains that taking a shower can be a magical event. Your intent or goal is to wash away the stress of the day. You focus on the water pouring down on you and visualize your stress being washed away. Your will is to apply energy to the task. Along with the words she uses to increase the impact of the magick “Water, water, wash away all the stress of the day,” your shower becomes magickal. 
So, is Cinderella’s fairy-godmother invoking magick? Her fairy-godmother cast her spell speaking an incantation to create a specific outcome. She clearly imagined what she wanted. She intended the magic coach, horse, etc. to all appear. She was keening focused on the results. And through sheer will she used all the energy at her disposal to make it happen. 
What is a spell? Spells are written or spoken words together with set actions sometimes using objects, all with the intent to bring about specific results. The words are the important thing. The actions and objects are used to help the spellcaster concentrate and amplify their request. They use what they feel works well for them candles, herbs, oils, gems and other things. Color, phases of the moon and the day of the week may also play an important part of the spell.

Are there any rules for using magick? Deborah Blake, in her book, The Goddess is in the Details by Llewellyn Publications, July 2009, lays out the seven beliefs at the heart of being a witch.
  1. Harm none. The Wiccan Rede says, “An it harm none, do as ye will.” While this sounds simple, whatever you do make certain you harm no one. That includes yourself and anyone else. She pointed out quite clearly that downstream affects are really unknown. This rule is a guideline and a reminder that the intent should always be to do good.
  2. Do not interfere with free will. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and should not interfere with the actions of others. Not every witch (other regular person for that matter) seems to believe in this.
  3. What you put out (into the universe) is what you get back. The Law of Return. I believe very strongly in this rule and I’m not a witch. I call it paying it forward. I truly believe that if you give of yourself will come back to you threefold.
  4. As above, so below: Words have power. Witches believe that words have power. It is the reason why spells are said out loud—to announce your intention to the universe. They also believe symbols can be used to heighten the effects of words and can stand for objects or ideas. Sometimes they use candles, stones, water, wine, or anything that will help connect them to the object or idea. As above, so below means they not only have the power to effect change through symbolism and their connection with the universe, but they must also be careful with their words and thoughts. Ms. Blake gave a great example. If words have power, and you get back what you put out, think what would happen when you say, “I hate you.”
  5. Magick is real and witches can use it to bring about positive change. With combination of their belief that they can bring about positive change and the power of words and symbols, they use intent and focus to alter their world.
  6. We are part of nature. All Pagans have one thing in common—they respect nature and believe they are a part of it, not above it. While traditional religions view humans as superior, Pagans see themselves as guardians. Witches worship the mother earth, the nature goddess. They follow the cycle of the seasons and strive to connect to nature and stay close to their primordial gods.
  7. The divine is in everything, including us. Pagans believe in the old gods and goddesses and that there is an element of the divine in everything. This is at the heart of what it means to be a witch. This connection to the universe and to the divine gives witches both power and responsibility. It connects them to every other living being.
So, let me leave you with this. Find a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be disturbed. Light a white candle, take a sip of red wine, hold the book your reading, and say: 

The winds are still,
as the words unfold.
Strong is the will,
as the story is told.
Peace fills the room,
and carries you away.
Imagination in bloom,
the rest of the day.

Now sit back, open your book and enjoy the adventure. Happy Reading!

Free Kindle Books for a Weekend Project

Now that Fall has finally arrived, it's time to start thinking about projects that can be done indoors. The following free Kindle books offer a variety of fun projects for crafters and DIY enthusiasts.

Crochet Beginners Guide by Emily Nelson

With this book you will learn:

1. How to choose your Crochet hooks, yarn and other items you need
2. How to read a crochet pattern
3. How to hold the Crochet hook and yarn
4. How To Chain
5. How To Do A Single Crochet
6. How To Turn Your Work
7. How To Slip Stitch
8. How To Do A Double Crochet
9. Increasing
10. Decreasing
11. Working in different loops

This book also includes 3 beautiful patterns that will teach you how to crochet a Cell Phone Sock, Pot Holders and Basic Granny Square.

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How to Save Money at Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Cut Spending by Kim Parsell

How to Save Money at Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Cut Spending provides you with the know-how you need to manage your home well and inexpensively. It provides proven strategies for finding greater savings in every room of your home. With sensible and cost-effective solutions, this book will assist you in:

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Quirk Books D.I.Y. Gift Guide by Homemade Quirk

This ebook offers 18 DIY gifts for the bookworm, foodie, animal lover, significant other, kid or geek in your life.

Fierce Salon Episode 1: A New Adult Smexy Serial by Aspen Drake Excerpt

Fierce Salon Episode 1: A New Adult Smexy Serial by Aspen Drake
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This is a serialized novel. Each episode is a cliffhanger. For mature readers.

On a particularly fateful day in Menlo Park, California, Amy learns that the salon she's been at for three years has closed and that her boyfriend has been cyber cheating on her. Just as she's about to hit rock bottom, she gets a job at the hottest salon in town.

Fierce Salon is owned by sexy ex-model Nate Edwards. He's a player in every sense of the word but keeps his antics out of the salon. But when he notices the new stylist, all of his carefully constructed walls begin to crumble.


We each take a container and dig in. I’m halfway through my cashew chicken when Gabi starts the interrogation. “So where is this brilliant place that hired you?”
“Fierce Salon on Santa Cruz. It’s really high end and I know a stylist there so she got me the interview.”
“Fierce? Did you meet Nate Edwards?” She puts her chopsticks down in a rare display of food self-control.
“Yeah, he’s the one who hired me.” I shovel some fried rice in my mouth. “Know him?”
“Know him?” She barks out a short laugh. “I fucked him a few years back.”
My jaw drops and I almost choke. “What?”
“Yeah.” She has a dreamy look in her eyes as she gazes out the back window. “He’s so beyond gorgeous.”
“Isn’t he gay?” None of this is making sense unless he swings both ways.
Gabi laughs and looks at me like I’ve grown a second head. “Have you met him? He’s 100% slut but as far as I know, it’s always with women. Mostly model types. I think he was really drunk the night we hooked up.”
“When?” I whisper, completely fascinated by this new piece of information.
“Right before I met Matt.” She looks a little embarrassed as she comes clean. “We were at a New Year’s Eve party and both ended up in a dark room at midnight and just went for it.”
“You just met him and fucked him that night?” I’m astonished I’ve never heard this story before.
“Um, more like I met him and fucked him within about fifteen minutes.” She gets up and grabs a couple hard ciders from the fridge. “You’ve seen him. If he knocked on the door right now, I’d drop my panties and hop on with no questions asked.”
“And you call him a slut.” I have to laugh. “I can’t believe you never mentioned this.”
“Eh.” She shrugs and takes a long pull from her bottle. “It’s like one of the fantasies that you aren’t entirely sure happened so you don’t tell people because you’re afraid they’re gonna tell you it was just a dream or something.”
I nod, not completely sure what she means but not interested in a deeper explanation. I’m still trying to processes the fact that the beautiful Adonis that I’ll be working next to everyday is not gay and apparently fucks strangers at parties.
Not only that, during the few encounters I had with him today, he showed less interest in me than the confirmed gay guy. Talk about a blow to the ego. I guess this is the universe’s way of confirming I need to give up on dating for a while. I have an amazing opportunity with Fierce and I can’t blow it.

Be sure to grab Episode 2 and Episode 3!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

The A to Z Guide for Daily Living by Marylia Harris

The A to Z Guide for Daily Living by Marylia Harris

Common Sense and Consideration for others are essential in our daily lives. A smile, a compliment or a small positive deed can be very rewarding to the giver and may be just what someone needs to brighten his or her day.

The A to Z Guide For Daily Living is filled with practical information to guide and encourage you as you go about your day, while gently reminding you of things that you may already know.

Dreamscape (Netherworld Series Book 1) by Christie Rich Review

Title: Dreamscape
Series: Netherworld Series, Book 1
Author: Christie Rich
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Pages: 301
Price: FREE
Thoughts: Unique, captivating, and addictive.

Book Synopsis:

Every night before Amelia falls asleep she makes a wish to dream of him – the man who calls her to a beautiful oasis, her sanctuary where she is free of her greedy landlord’s threats. But tonight, he will not call Amelia to him. Tonight, another man will step into her world to claim her. Tonight, Amelia’s shattering reality will crumble - and disappear into the Dreamscape…along with her freedom.

When Amelia dreams tonight, her nightmare becomes her new world where Seth is her captor and anything is possible…except escape. Seth needs Amelia to break the curse that binds him to the Dreamscape. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember him or the promises she made. He must convince her that she was made to free him, that she was made to join him.

For if he fails, he will never escape his prison, and he will lose Earth to the Netherworld where the evil Erobos wait to consume the human realm and everything in it. If he fails, Seth will lose the one thing that matters to him: Amelia.

Dreamscape is a New Adult novel due to the age of the protagonist and mature situations in the book. There are mild sexual situations and mild language. This book is recommended for readers 16+.


Dreamscape is a unique and captivating read that I highly recommend. Not only are you sucked into the story rather quickly, but I love that the author incorporated graphics and different fonts into the book to enhance the reading experience. If you're looking for an addictive novel, this is it!

The Survival of Marvin Baines by Michael Meyer Review

Title: The Survival of Marvin Baines
Author: Michael Meyer
Genre: Humor
Pages: 145
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: A great read.

Book Synopsis:

Marvin Baines seemingly has it all: a loving family and a great job. He is about to turn forty, and just like that, the realization hits him--his own mortality is straight up the road. That's not his only problem. Suddenly he is unable to distinguish fantasy from reality, and his often quirky decision-making causes his whole life to begin to unravel. All he wants is an escape from his humdrum life. What he gets is something quite unexpected.


The Survival of Marvin Baines kept me up until almost midnight the first night I started reading. It was really that good. I have to say that I didn't see much humor in the story, but it was still a great read. The ending was very heartwarming and though it wasn't a book I would have normally picked up and read, I'm so glad I read it.
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