Thursday, October 31, 2013

What's Wrong with Mr. Perfect? by Sherri Shaw


What’s Wrong with Mr. Perfect      
Magically Perfect Series
Book One
Sherri Shaw

Genre: Contemporary Romance and fantasy 

Date of Publication: 9/14/2013

ISBN: 978-0-9899878-0-6

Number of pages: 58
Word Count: 19,000

Cover Artist: SherribyDesign.com


Book Description: 

Chef Ivy Turin is great with food, but not so good with men. When a mysterious vendor gifts her with a jade necklace guaranteed to find true love, she is skeptical. But no sooner does she put on the necklace then star football player, Sam Rockney, walks into her restaurant. Athletic, intelligent, not to mention drop dead gorgeous, Sam seems like the perfect man for her. Too perfect. Is the sexy Seattle quarterback for real, or is there something wrong with Mr. Perfect?



 Excerpt

Chapter One



Seattle, Washington, July, 2013

“Have you noticed nobody holds hands anymore?” Chef Ivy Turin picked up a tomato from the pile of neatly displayed produce at Pike Street Market. “It was my favorite part of dating in high school. There was no PDA allowed in the halls, but my boyfriend would sneak up next to me and slip his fingers through mine. That simple little gesture made me feel special.”
Beth, her sous chef, eyed her with sarcastic amusement. “You are special.”
Ivy selected several more tomatoes and put them in the cloth grocery bag. Handing the items to the cashier, she fished money from her pocket. “Me? You’re as jaded as the necklaces in the next stall.”
“I’m jaded? You’re the one who hasn’t had a date since you dumped Kevin,” Beth said, examining an odd-looking fiddlehead fern. “Although I suppose I can’t blame you for being cautious after what he did to you. Stealing from the restaurant to cover his gambling debt was beyond wrong, but there are good guys out there.”
“I’m well aware of that,” Ivy said, accepting the change from the cashier. Although nine months had passed since the breakup, Kevin’s betrayal still stung. It wasn’t as much about the money he embezzled. It was the deceit it was predicated upon.
“I realize it’s cliché but you need to forget about him and move on. Maybe you could start with your perfect high school boyfriend,” Beth said, moving to the next stall. “He might be available.”
“Are you searching for the perfect man?” the jade vendor behind the counter asked. He had an Australian accent and pale grey eyes disconcerting in their intensity.
Beth pointed at Ivy. “Her, not me. She’s—well, she used to be—a hopeless romantic.”
The vendor gave Ivy a speculative look before lifting up a simple silver chain with a green jade amulet hanging from it. “If you truly want to find this elusive perfect man, and restore your faith in true love, this necklace will be your good luck talisman.”
He tried to hand it to Ivy. She refused. “It’s beautiful—”
Leaning forward, he clasped her wrist and pressed the necklace into her palm. “It’s a gift.”
Ivy expected the jade to be cool to the touch, It heated her skin, sending an unexpected jolt of energy throughout her body. Pulling away, she dismissed the unusual sensation as a consequence of the double espresso she’d recently finished. All of this talk of magic was giving her the creeps.
“I couldn’t. It’s too much.” She tried to pass it back. He merely grinned.
“The first step to finding true love is acceptance,” he said, winking at Beth. “Take the necklace. Wear it with hope in your heart, and when you find the perfect man, everything will become clear.”






About the Author:


To Sherri, the only thing better than reading a good book is writing one. She penned her first novel at seventeen and although she inevitably graduated to a keyboard, she is still creating stories full of adventure, romance, and humor. In addition to writing, she designs her own book covers. 

Check out more information at www.sherrishaw.net










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Other Options by Pembroke Sinclair

Other OptionsOther Options by Pembroke Sinclair
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Returning home to surprise his wife, Eddie didn't expect to find her leaving. Now in a bit of a funk, Eddie needs to find some normalcy going back to work. Instead he is partnered with a woman who asks to many questions, but once he gets to know her he finds that letting go might be the best thing ever.

Very short story, was enjoyable but wished it had been a bit longer to fully develop the characters. I felt for Eddie and Rie is a perfect compliment to him.

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Other Options by Pembroke Sinclair

Other OptionsOther Options by Pembroke Sinclair
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Returning home to surprise his wife, Eddie didn't expect to find her leaving. Now in a bit of a funk, Eddie needs to find some normalcy going back to work. Instead he is partnered with a woman who asks to many questions, but once he gets to know her he finds that letting go might be the best thing ever.

Very short story, was enjoyable but wished it had been a bit longer to fully develop the characters. I felt for Eddie and Rie is a perfect compliment to him.

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Waking up Dead by Margo Bond Collins Book Tour, Interview and Review


Blurb

When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama?

Excerpt:

As Molly straightened up, the man slipped the wire over her head and twisted it around her neck. She struggled, but he pulled the garrote tighter and tighter.
I was screaming at the top of my ghostly voice, for all the good it did me. I moved up behind the man and beat at his back with closed fists--fists that slipped in and out of his back without ever making real contact. He shuddered a little--clearly he was one of the very slightly sensitive ones--but he didn’t loosen his hands.
I reached up and tried to grab the wire, tried to pull against the pressure he was exerting on the wire and it did loosen for an instant. But only for an instant. The living have more control over solid objects than the dead do. I never resented that fact more than at that moment.
But I kept trying. I kept trying as Molly’s face turned purple, then blue, then black, kept trying even as she drooped in the man’s grip.
Then he loosened the wire and it was too late. I watched that wispy, light-on-fog life force slip out of Molly and move on to wherever it is that other people go when they die. I was glad she didn’t show up next to me as a full-blown ghost. At that moment, I wouldn’t have wished my impotent half-existence on anyone.
I couldn’t help thinking that if I’d been alive, I might have been able to save her.
If I could have cried real tears, I would have. As it was, I was sobbing hoarsely and calling the man every dirty name I could think of.
I was still cursing as I followed him around the kitchen. First he opened the pantry and pulled out a box of Hefty garbage bags. Then he grabbed a knife out of the block on the counter. And finally, he picked up Molly’s body and carried it to the bathroom.

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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy, forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.

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Interview
Please tell us about yourself.
In my other life, I’m a college professor; I teach English courses online. I live in Texas with my husband and our daughter and a number of thoroughly silly animals. Waking Up Dead is my first published novel. My second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press. I got the offers to publish the two novels in the same month. That was officially the best month of my life!

Tell us about your book.
In Waking Up Dead, when Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up in Alabama?

What inspired you to write Waking up Dead?
I wrote Waking Up Dead when I lived in Alabama for a few years. I remember driving to work one morning and seeing just a wisp of fog move across the statue in the middle of the town square. The statue was of some Civil War figure, and thought that it looked oddly ghostly. In between teaching classes that day, I started writing Callie’s story.

How many hours per week do you spend writing?
These days I do my very best to spend at least an hour a day writing fiction. But I do a lot of non-fiction writing, too, so I spend much more time than that writing overall!

If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?
I’m worried I would go all star-struck and not be able to say anything coherent! But assuming I could keep my wits about me, I would like to meet (in no particular order): Neil Gaiman, because he’s so bloody brilliant; Charles Stross, whose sense of the absurd always delights me; and Anne Aguirre, because she’s so beautifully outspoken about what it means to be a woman who writes science fiction.

What are you working on at the moment?
Piles of projects! I’m currently doing a round of edits to Legally Undead, the first of the Vampirarchy urban fantasy series coming out from World Weaver Press in 2014. I’m working on the sequels to Waking Up Dead and Legally Undead. I’m working on a contemporary romance novel. I’m editing a number of academic projects, too—mostly collections of essays about science fiction and fantasy televisions series like Farscape, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural.

When did you know you wanted to become an author?
I’ve always known, for as long as I can remember. The first story I remember actually writing down was basically fan-fiction of The Wizard of Oz. I wrote it in long-hand in a yellow legal pad. I’ve been writing ever since.

How long did it take you to write Waking up Dead from start to finish?
Six weeks. I tend to write very quickly and steadily anyway, and Waking Up Dead flowed fairly easily.

 What is your editing process like?
I edit on the sentence level as I go, changing things around as necessary. But I also tend to write in scenes, and if a scene isn’t working, I will simply put a reminder in brackets—something like this: [FIX THIS SCENE].  Then I move on. So the first editing step is always to do a search for those brackets and do my best to address the issues. Once I’ve done that, I do a read-through for plot coherence. Then I do a final read-through for any other issues.  And then I quit for a while so I can get some distance before I come back to it for a final proofreading session.

What was the most challenging part about writing Waking up Dead?
Making sure the mystery made sense! About halfway through I figured out that I was going to need to solve the mystery before the characters did! So at that point I decided where I was headed, generally—but the characters took me where I needed to go.

What are your writing goals for 2014?
Always keep writing! I have three works in progress that I plan to complete. And I also have two others that I want to get to. So I guess that means my goal is to finish five novels. (I’m suddenly realizing that I might be insane . . . )


Connect with Margo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargoBondCollin  @MargoBondCollin
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/vampirarchy


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall of Darkness by Elle Bright Book Tour and Review



Title: Fall of Darkness
Author: Elle Bright
Series: The Darkness Chronicles #1
Publication: July 5th, 2013
Category: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
One woman, the fate of the world in her unknowing hands. One man, sworn to destroy her. A love so strong it defies nature. In a world of obsession, deception and betrayal, the line between good and evil fades, but one truth remains absolute. Darkness must fall.

For centuries, werewolf, Dominic Ridolfi, has battled the demons of the night, upholding the sacred pact to protect man from vampires. Yet when sent to destroy the long lost Cacciatori heiress, the vampire prophesied to free her kind from the curse of darkness, he finds himself reluctant to complete his task. The innocent beauty awakens his humanity and Dominic finds himself not in the role of assassin, but savior.

Swept away in a whirlwind romance, Kate loses herself in Dominic’s mysterious world of opulence and seduction. But Dominic has a secret. He knows the truth about Kate’s past, and her future, truths with the power to destroy them both. Only in her dreams does Kate sense the growing darkness within. Dominic saved her once, but can she save herself from the darkness within?


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Review
Werewolf Dominic Ridolfi has been sent to kill Kate, a woman who unbeknownst to her, is from a long line of vampires.  It should have been straight forward, but Dominic finds himself drawn to Kate even though an attraction between the two would be forbidden.  When Dominic ends up rescuing Kate, he can't stay away and finds himself falling hard for her and it is mutual. 

Everything combusts though when the inevitable happens and Kate turns.  Everything Kate thought she knew about Dominic is a lie, or is it.  Now the vampires have found her and she is learning about her past, but who can she truly trust?

Highly entertaining red.  I so wanted Dominic and Kate to defy the rules.  Had a few surprising twist, well worth picking up for shifter/vampire fans.

Author bio:
Elle Bright grew up in Layton, Utah. Elle currently resides in San Diego, California, with her husband, their three children, and their border collie. Elle graduated from Grand Canyon University with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. As a practicing Registered Nurse, Elle specializes in Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Emergency Medicine. Fall of Darkness is Elle's first published novel. She is currently working on Dark Redemption, the second installment in The Darkness Chronicles. Elle is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Devil's Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor Book Tour and Giveaway


Book & Author details:

The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor
Publication date:  September 1st 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+

Synopsis:
Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She's been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That's until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.

They call themselves The Devil's Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it's like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it's like she's finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They've been asked to co-headline a tour with one of the hottest bands of the moment, The Stabs and Zoe will never be the same again.

Will Strickland is one fourth of the hottest indie rock band to ever grace the airwaves. He's the bass player in The Stabs, hot as hell and could have his pick of any girl that flings herself at him. But he's only got eyes for Zoe and she has no idea why he'd bother. She's got one hell of a trust issue and an attitude to boot and Will seems to be the one who wants to tame her, but is he game enough?

The Devil's Tattoo and The Stabs go on the road and it's either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Only time will tell who will come out on top and Zoe's determined to do it without getting her heart broken… again.


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Review
Zoe Granger has been living  within her carefully crafted cracked shell trying mend the pieces that shattered her life two years ago.  Her best friend Dylan "Dee" feels it is time to give her a much needed nudge.  With a natural talent for music, Zoe ends up in a band with Dee and his friend, a band that is quickly gaining traction and has Zoe being noticed by Will Strickland, the bass player of The Stabs.

Typically Will has no problem getting a woman, but he is bored of his reputation as a bad boy who takes every women who blinks to bed.  He notices Zoe long before she makes a name for herself and when her band The Devil's Tattoo gets a following, he pushes for the band to tour with them.  Hoping he will get a chance to spend time with Zoe, but some of his tactics are not working and Zoe is even more fascinating than he thought.

Excellent story.  Zoe has baggage and it is not revealed right away which I loved, you go to know more about her character and not how she had evolved over the last two years.  Will is a swoon worthy hunk and he is out of his depth with Zoe, he fumbles, mucks it up and can't seem to find an even balance to get close enough to express his interest.  Highly recommend.

AUTHOR BIO:

Nicole R. Taylor is an Australian born paranormal, fantasy and contemporary fiction author. She is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing programme and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser.
She currently lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia with a two year old rescue cat named, Burger. She enjoys reading, writing (of course!), traveling and a little too much chocolate. One day she hopes to sky dive, but has to work up the courage first.

The first in her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is available in e-edition and print from March 20th 2013

Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Tall Dark Handsome Lycan by Anastasia Maltezos

Tall Dark Handsome LycanTall Dark Handsome Lycan by Anastasia Maltezos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Leonidis "Leo" Stefanos had not been planning on heading to his home in Greece, but when he fins out that his sisters friend Samantha Hope is coming he shows up. Determined to dislike the woman he believes ruined a planned marriage for his sister, he is curt in his manner and waiting to catch her in deception.

Samantha Hope has no idea why Leo hates her so, but is determined to enjoy the two week vacation her friend sent her on. When Leo begins to realize that he has been grossly misinformed he has to back-tread over the damage he has done, because Samantha is his one, his mate.

I was fully engrossed in this one but the end is so swift that I missed a bit of the chemistry and forgiveness on Sam's part. This does lead into the next book, which I promptly picked up. 3.75

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Tall Dark Handsome and Anastasia Maltezos

Tall Dark Handsome Lycan (2)Tall Dark Handsome Lycan by Anastasia Maltezos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sam is struggling with her new role as mate to Leo, she feels he is keeping information from her and wants everything out there right away. Leo wants to gradually introduce the dangerous factors of being a Lycan to Sam, but realizing she is hurting by his vague responses, he does everything to earn her trust.

3.75 there is a bit more to this story that relates to the previous book. I wish there was more and that we could just read all of it at one instead of dragging it out. I like Leo and Sam, they are a great couple but I would rather see what happened in one book then a series.

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Safe With Me by Kristen Proby

Safe With Me (With Me in Seattle, #5)Safe With Me by Kristen Proby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Retired SEAL Caleb Montgomery believes he is broken, which is why he has never pursued the interest he has in Brynna Vincent. Brynna radiates commitment with her two beautiful daughters, but when the reason she fled after seeing her ex-husbands murderer appears to have found her, Caleb is by her side.

Caleb is trying to resist the pull he feels with Brynna. Brynna wants Caleb but doesn't understand the mixed signals she has been getting. When Caleb gives in though and they begin he ends up falling harder, but how can a man who does not think himself worthy keep the woman who deserves better.

Caleb made me so mad in this story, I wanted to throw my kindle. This was another good book in the series, Brynna is full of life and her children are adorable. This was a bit unlike the first three where the men were completely smitten and persistent in their courtship but, where as Caleb is the runner in this story. Not sure who is up next, but looking forward to the next book.

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Finding Sanctuary by Alicia White

Finding Sanctuary by Alicia White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No matter how hard Sophie Miller tries, her ex-husband manages to find her and her daughter. Finally resorting to see if she can seek the help of her cousin, she ends up in Sanctuary, Montana.

When Mason McLean sees Sophie and her daughter for the first time, he is off kilter with the immediate need to help the vulnerable woman. He can see the haunted look and he can't get it out of his mind.

Alex McLean knows his brother has met someone who could be the one they have been looking for. He doesn't know her story, but both Mason and Alex come up with a plan to earn her trust and create the family they know they can have with Sophie by her side.

Intriguing story, Sophie is a fighter but there is also a fearful side to her because of her ex. I liked that the author tackled the feelings of the daughter, she is just as much a victim and you feel like you got a full story with all four characters. Another great book from Alicia White.

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Jagged by Kristen Ashley

Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5)Jagged by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Graham “Ham” Reece knew when he let Zara Cinders walk out of his life, he made the biggest mistake of his life. Burned enough times by women he had loved, Ham lives his life with a few simple rules, no settling down, no commitment.

Zara wished Ham had been the one, but over the years he never wavered over his life’s choices. She wanted babies, family, the whole she bang, and believes she found it with another man. It was time to let Ham go.

Three years later, her life is unraveling and she is beginning all over again. After seeing Ham on the news, she calls him and he comes back. Ham isn’t a fool and he plans to fully commit to Zara, but he has to first get her to realize he is back for good.

This was one of these books you pick up and find yourself wondering what happens next if you turn the page. I thought this was a more subdued Colorado Mountain stories, the characters are electrifying but this was more about second chances and correcting mistakes from the past. Zara is a fighter and Ham is like a big old teddy bear, quite the charmer but intense when he needs to be. Another fantastic story by Kristen Ashley.


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Revealed by Qwillia Rain

RevealedRevealed by Qwillia Rain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Viola Whittman has been holding a secret that she never expected to reveal. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to, it is that she never thought she would see the one man she loved again. Vladamir Presnaytz lost Viola once, now he has to decide if he is willing to lose her again or if he can forgive her for the betrayal he just found out about.

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A Billion To One by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

A Billion To One (Power Surge: The Billionaire Club, #2)A Billion To One by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chiara Costiano has tried everything she could possibly think of to prove she is capable of taking over is company, but despite her best effort it falls on deaf ears. He is constantly trying to force her to date a man she finds about as desirable as a slick eel and when it looks like her life is in danger, she finds out he is selling his company to two strangers.

Cash Corbin and Zane Heston are not sure the why the sudden rush to sell the company, they are intrigued by Chiara and the more they get to know her the quicker they realize they have found the woman they have been looking for. Although Chiara is fighting with understanding her fathers betrayal and falling for two men who have managed to sweep her off her feet.

I liked this one but it had a couple of conflicting plot issues that at the end did not make sense. Overall good, but Chiara initially comes off as sweet and a bit more demure and then is like a hellcat instantly. Did not flow as good as some of the other books by the author.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Heart Trouble by Jenny Lyn

Heart TroubleHeart Trouble by Jenny Lyn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dr. Erin Taylor couldn’t believe she lost the bet to her best friend, but trumped up like a tart on display she is at a bar and has to find someone to flirt with for the next ten minutes. It wasn’t like Erin didn’t date, but she is more of an all work and no play type of gal. Zeroing in her target, she finds herself enjoying the company of Sean Rembert until a medical emergency has her bolting and helping out.

Sean is a cop looking for a lead on a serial rapist who has been escalating in the area. When he sees Erin though he is distracted, turned on, and wondering if his night just got better. However chaos reigns and when Erin’s purse goes missing with all her personal info, Sean believes she maybe the next intended victim and he doesn’t plan to let him get close enough to try.


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Their Sweet Desire by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Their Sweet Desire (Power Surge: The Billionaire Club #3)Their Sweet Desire by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Antoinette "Toni" Deluca as no interest in getting involved with another man, her last boyfriend seemed more intent on getting the property her bakery is on then her. Although he has not given up, Toni doesn't want to feel that vulnerable again.

Emerson Pierce is needing a coffee and snack, when he happens upon a delightful bakery called Bliss. The stunning barista catches his eye immediately but he believes she is too young and probably would use him for his money like the other women in his life. When he shares this detail with Stone Ryder, his best friend, Stone is intrigued enough to help Emerson make a decision and seek her out again.

Emerson is hooked where Toni is concerned, now he has to figure a way to introduce her to Stone and hopefully find a partner they both can love. Toni is receptive but when all three confess to what they are hiding, it may destroy their new found relationship before it even has a chance.

I liked this one a lot, of course I am a sucker for books that showcase food. Toni is a fun character, she is tough and not willing to be put in a vulnerable position again. Emerson and Stone both have issues with trust where women are concerned, especially now that they have a women who is turning out to be a stalker, but they know that Toni is it for them now they just have to convince her.



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Sins of the Past by Keyonna Davis

Sins of the PastSins of the Past by Keyonna Davis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lorna Marco has lived her life following the shadow of her mothers reputation as the town slut. However, not one time in all of her life did anyone try to either stop the rumors about her or find out if they were even true, they weren't. Now she owns a shop that restores old cars and she loves what she does. She also is not batting an eye when it comes to new neighbor Jacob Benson, she is waiting for the shoe to drop when the town tries to get him to form the same opinions.

Former Navy SEAL Jacob is fascinated by his neighbor and plans to get to know her better. Convalescing after his last mission got him injured, Jacob is finally starting to see the bright side of things especially when he is with Lorna. When he finds out his best friend Cole Michaels is coming to visit, it looks like everything is falling into place. Never once in their friendship had they shared a woman, but Cole's attraction to Lorna is not one sided and they venture into a new relationship with new understanding. When an old threat of Jacob's returns seeking revenge though, the men will do anything to protect Lorna, however they never planned on the feisty woman to be able to take care of herself.

3.5 this had a bit of conflicting parts in the story that didn't flow right. I was not sure why Lorna stayed in this town, they treated her like dirt and yet she took it to an extent. You get told why but it still conflicted with her character which was a strong woman. Interesting story.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

His Mortal Angel by Jinni James Book Tour and Review


His Mortal Angel
Jinni James

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Two Flames Publishing

Date of Publication: August 25, 2013

ASIN:  B00ES4FU4U

Number of pages: 86 pages
Word Count:  25,455

Cover Artist: Airicka’s Mystical Creations


Book Description: 

Who knew one night could change life forever? But, witnessing a creature with glowing red eyes kidnap her best friend, definitely qualifies as life altering to Erika Stanton. The stubborn college student vows to find her roommate even if it kills her.

Zaid, an immortal, is roused in the middle of the night by a human woman's nightmares of the rogue he's been tracking. The stubborn mortal insists on poking her nose where it doesn't belong -the middle of an immortal battle. He has no intention of allowing Erika to die trying to find her college roomie, especially after realizing Erika is his soul mate.

Will he be able to help Erika? Or will he lose the only woman he could ever truly love?

Review
A fun night out clubbing should have ended up with sore feet and a possible hangover, but for Erika it ended with her best friend kidnapped.  Erika has been relentless in trying to find her best friend, but when she is warned to stay away she knows she has found the lead she has been looking for.

Zaid, is an immortal.  He wants to protect his soul mate even though she has no idea his type exists.   When he decides to intervene, he finds himself helping her in her search and falling deeper for the woman who has stolen his heart.

There are two types of immortals, the ones who are protectors and the others who prey on the vulnerable.  Zaid was an intriguing character, he resists his desire to be with Erika even know he will never find another like her, but he underestimates the feisty woman who has set her sights on him as well.  Entertaining read.


About the Author:


Jinni James lives in her beloved state of Alabama with her amazing husband, her two precious girls, and her awesome step daughter along with her lazy cat and her hyper dog.  She works during the day as an administrative assistant with her characters talking in her ear all day as she answers phones, works on spreadsheets, and files. As soon as the day winds down Jinni goes home to her family, gets everyone settled, then finally sits at her keyboard and aspires to becoming the author that lives in her head.

Jinni has two books in her Immortal Shifters series, Shifting Hearts and Aspens Vamp and one book so far in her Manhattan Pleasure series called Business and Pleasure.  She also has her first erotic short Temptations published as well.  All of her books can be found on Amazon and other online outlets.






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Black and Blue by Gena Showalter Book Tour

BOOK SPOTLIGHT:
BLACK AND BLUE
Otherworld Assassins, #2

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's pulse-pounding paranormal series continues with an electrifying story about the ultimate warrior and his prize: a beautiful woman he will do anything to possess.

HE IS EVERY WOMAN’S FANTASY. . .
Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent...and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he’s forced to turn to his boss’s daughter for help―a woman with even more secrets than Blue.

. . .SHE BECOMES HIS ONLY OBSESSION
Evangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breeched her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now, he’s decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe—even though he'd rather die than live without her…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other series.  She has written over thirty novels and novellas.  Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  

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