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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: Falling for Her Enemy


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Falling for Her Enemy" [Still Harbor Series, Book 2] by Victoria James

He stared and stared, trying to figure out why she was supposed to be significant to him.



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Monday, October 26, 2015

Feasted On: Santa's Secret by Serenity Woods

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 417 KB | Expected Release Date: December 1, 2014 | Publisher: Kensington Books : Lyrical Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Santa's Secret" by Serenity Woods (aka Freya Robertson)

Author's Book Description : Will the magic still be there when they wake on Christmas morning?

Having long since lost his Christmas spirit, Rudi comes to Santa’s Secret Village looking to sell the resort. His seven-year-old daughter already knows the truth about Santa, and neither of them is particularly in the mood for the festive season.

Practically a recluse since the death of her husband, Eva’s not looking for romance. Her trip to Santa’s Village is for the sole purpose of making Christmas more festive this year for her young son. But Eva brings an unexpected sparkle to Rudi and Isabel’s lives that renews their belief in the spirit of Christmas.

As the weather grows colder, things heat up between Rudi and Eva. But will the magic still be there when they wake on Christmas morning?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! In the middle of Santa’s Secret Village, located in Finland it’s a getaway vacation location for families, Eva meets Rudolph (Rudi) and together they cast a magical Christmas tale that brings their families together for the holiday in more ways than one.

This charmingly erotic novel makes the reader wish they could be in Eva’s shoes. From the magic of the village to the bond that grows between Eva, Rudi, Isabel, and Oscar, you’ll become hooked too! Plus, the sparks between Eva and Rudi are hot and heavy from the very beginning, yet the way they handled their relationship during their time together that I loved more.

I definitely recommend this novel to those looking for a magically fun (and erotic) contemporary Christmas romance!


Purchase This Book Here :

Kobo (e-Book) : Santa's Secret

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Santa's Secret

Author's Novel Extras : Santa's Secret - Overview & Excerpt

Out now from Lyrical Press, Inc. :-) Merry Christmas!
Posted by Serenity Woods on Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Teaser(s) :

SANTA'S SECRET by Serenity Woods -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, October 26, 2015

SANTA'S SECRET by Serenity Woods -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, October 26, 2015

Book Preview :
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Serenity, then please check out her website.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: Santa's Secret


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Santa's Secret" by Serenity Woods

He stood hanging a holly wreath on the door of the cabin next to hers.



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Friday, October 23, 2015

Made the Grade: O'Connor Family Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 247 KB | Expected Release Date: July 14, 2015 | Publisher: Evernight Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"King Stud" [O'Connor Family Series, Book 1] by Liv Rancourt

Author's Book Description : Danielle’s got three months to make her grandmother’s rundown Craftsman house livable. Her game plan is to get in, get grubby, and get back home to L.A. She needs a carpenter, and her best friend’s younger brother is a good one. It’s hard to ignore the buffed body under Ryan’s paint-splattered sweatshirts, but her friend declares he’s off-limits so Danielle reluctantly agrees.

Ryan doesn’t have the cleanest record, anyway. His recently ex-ed girlfriend wants him back, and he has a reputation for brawling. He’s also had a crush on Danielle since he was a kid. Despite their nine-year age difference, he knows she’s worth pursuing.

Soon the paint under Danielle’s fingernails starts feeling more natural than the L.A. sunshine. She’ll have to navigate plumbing disasters, money problems, and one seriously cranky best friend to find something she hasn’t had before: a real home, and a man who loves her.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Not long after an unexpected breakup Danielle (Dani) is informed that her grandmother left her childhood home to her in the will so, with hopes to get some space, she takes off a couple of months from work and goes home. Dani’s plans are to upgrade the house and put it on the market during the time that she’s there but that is before she realizes that the house is in need of a whole lot more TLC than she can give on her own. Therefore, she enlists the help of her “best friend,” Maeve’s, younger brother Ryan to help. During their time together, their relationship goes from platonic to friends to lovers very quickly. Yet with the cards fate has stacked against them, will they be able to work through their issues so they can have something good together? Or will it be only a brief affair for them after all?

This compelling novel reels you in with all of its drama. It was hard not to be hooked! Dani is a sweet 33-year-old, who is dealing with a lot of issues and not sure how to fit back into the town she grew up. Though Ryan is nine years younger than Dani, he has had a crush on since he was a little boy and their time together has just matured those feelings. Yet, both are dealing with recent breakups from people who have emotionally scarred them, so they both have a hard time coming to terms with trusting one another throughout this novel. It was interesting how they dealt with all of the chaos in their lives while they leaned on each other for support. And it was because of that support that made this novel and their relationship so sweet to read. Add in a few sex scenes and this novel definitely keeps a reader entertained in many ways.

Simply, I liked Dani and Ryan together. Even though this novel throws many curveballs their way I’m glad it all works out for them.

In truth, what made me not give this novel a higher rating was because I didn’t like some of the secondary characters and I thought some of the storylines (like the one about Dani’s mother and her job) was left a bit incomplete.

Nevertheless, I definitely recommend this novel for those looking for a dramatically erotic contemporary romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

Kobo (e-Book) : King Stud (Book 1)

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: King Stud

Author's Novel Extras : Hot for Friday: First Kiss | KING STUD LIVES! | Coming Soon: King Stud! | King Stud | Because it's a LABOR OF LOVE #LOLHop #Prizes | Evernight's 5th Anniversary!! (#giveaway - @evernightpub)

This will likely...most possibly...maybe...be my last promo post today...(Props to Irene, btw, for the tagline. ;) )
Posted by Liv Rancourt on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Quote of the day...
Posted by Liv Rancourt on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Quote of the day...happy Friday!
Posted by Liv Rancourt on Friday, July 31, 2015

Author's Series Extras : Beefcake: Then and Now

Book Teaser(s) :
She hated being the grown-up. ~ within Chapter 6

KING STUD by Liv Rancourt -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, October 23, 2015
She couldn't have screwed things up any more if she'd belly-flopped naked into the Christmas tree, taking a herd of angels with her. ~ within Chapter 12

KING STUD by Liv Rancourt -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, October 23, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Liv, then please check out her website.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Blog Tour - Passionate Kisses 3 by 10 USA Today Bestselling Authors | Spreading the Word

Today I'm turning my blog over to 10 USA Today Bestselling Authors -- Jessi Gage, Sydney Holmes, Nikki Lynn Barrett, Victoria Barbour, Allie Boniface, Rebecca J. Clark, Kylie Gilmore, Liz Kelly, Wendy Ely, & Magda Alexander -- authors of "Passionate Kisses 3!!" [Blog Tour will run from October 13 - 19, 2015]




"Passionate Kisses 3"
by Jessi Gage, Sydney Holmes, Nikki Lynn Barrett, Victoria Barbour, Allie Boniface, Rebecca J. Clark, Kylie Gilmore, Liz Kelly, Wendy Ely, & Magda Alexander

Authors' Book Description :
    Curl up under the mistletoe with these 10 brand new novellas in the sexy Passionate Kisses romance anthology! From Italian stallions to bad boy bartenders, small towns to big cities, all of these stories by USA Today’s best-selling authors promise to keep you warm this holiday season.

    Get into the Christmas spirit with "PASSIONATE KISSES 3." Limited time offer, so grab your set today! RIGHT NOW -- ONLY 99 cents!


This book is available to order on :

Amazon (US - e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book) | iBooks (e-Book) | Barnes & Noble (e-Book) | Google Play (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **



"Holiday Bargain" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 1] by Jessi Gage

Author's Story Description : Single mom Cassie is nowhere near ready to love again. It’s only been a year since her husband passed away. But when a neighborhood emergency brings an old crush, Seattle cop Doug Mendez, to her door, her libido awakens. Her heart might not be ready for commitment, but a no-strings-attached affair with the king of hookups might be just what the doctor ordered.

Doug needs a date to his sister’s Christmastime wedding. Since he’s been taking a break from dating, he has no prospects, but a cute woman he meets on the job—and who happens to be an old friend of his sister’s—agrees to step up. On one condition: that he reintroduce her to sex in a casual hookup. Charitable guy that he is, he agrees, but soon realizes he wants more from Cassie than a holiday bargain.



"The Things You Mean To Me" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 2] & [Knight Skies Prequel] by Sydney Holmes

Author's Story Description : “The Knight Skies series will burn you up from the inside out.”

You all met the sexy Knight clan in "The Things You Do To Me" and now we go back in time to see where it all began. Mia and Jackson Knight were not always the stable, loving parents we learned to love in the Knight Skies series - they too were young lovers struggling to find each other. Dive into their love story in this sweet Christmas romance.

It's 1983, U2 just released their new album 'War,' Rubik's Cubes were in every household, valley girl's wore leg warmers and side pony tails with crimped hair, and all the guys were all looking for bodacious babes. Jackson Knight wants to get to know the new sassy Italian exchange student, but things get gnarly when his girlfriend gets wind that Jackson might be interested in someone else.



"Scrooge You!" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 3] by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Author's Story Description : After a nasty public break up, actor Kevin Wright returns to his small Nevada hometown for his baby sister's wedding. Dubbed as “Scrooge” by his ex girlfriend's slander, Kevin's life and career are on the verge of being destroyed. He'd give anything not to have to tell the truth of what really happened, but staying silent may not be the answer.

Sasha Moretti has big dreams, but is weighed down by the lack of funds to get her ailing father into a facility that can provide twenty-four hour care. He's all she has, but he isn't getting any better. Taking care of him at home is proving to be harder with each passing day. After several run ins with Kevin, the boy she loathed in high school, an opportunity arrives that Sasha finds hard to turn down...

Between the holidays and a wedding, there's a little madness and magic in the air. Romantic feelings develop between Kevin and Sasha, but when the truth is spoken, can they both get past their demons and let a little love in their hearts?



"Christmas in the Harbour" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 4] by Victoria Barbour

Author's Story Description : Hannah Nolan loves to loathe her devil-may-care roommate. Or maybe she loathes her love of him. Whatever it is, she’s had enough. It’s a good thing Christmas is here. She’s heading home to spend the holidays with her family in the small town of Heart’s Ease and figure out her life.

Toby Sweeney doesn’t have time for love. The handsome owner of an Irish pub, and one of St. John’s most sought-after bachelors, wants nothing more from the Christmas break than to be alone, drink beer and watch hockey. And maybe figure out how to get his problematic lust for his roommate under control.



"Miracle Of Love" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 5] by Allie Boniface

Author's Story Description : Lindsey Point paramedic Mick has been in love with his best friend Annie for years. When they find themselves stranded during a blizzard along with a pregnant stranger and a pair of lost donkeys, will these friends finally realize their feelings and become lovers? Or will the storm separate them for good? It might just be time for a holiday miracle of love in this Hometown Heroes novella.





"Christmas in Stilettos" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 6] by Rebecca J. Clark

Author's Story Description : A marriage of convenience…

Francie and Dylan Maguire married for practical reasons, not love. Once he gets home from deployment, they’ve decided to go their separate ways. There’s just one little problem—his family thinks they’re happily married…and his parents and siblings are expecting the couple home for Christmas.

A temporary husband…

Francie tries her best to get through three days of family dinners, holiday traditions, and sharing a bed with her husband—a very cozy double bed. But the more she pretends, the more she realizes it’s no longer a charade for her. Unfortunately, Dylan’s made it very clear that their marriage is temporary.

Christmas…a time for miracles…



"Almost Romance" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 7] by Kylie Gilmore

Author's Story Description : Physicist Kate Lewis is shocked when the man she left behind travels one thousand miles to crash the physics department’s holiday party and ask for a second chance. Kate doesn’t do long-distance relationships. But she does do Ian. Multiple times. Small problem—she has a boyfriend. Too bad love isn’t a science.






"Kissing Cooper" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 8] by Liz Kelly

Author's Story Description : Scorched by an old flame, Cooper Crenshaw, Henderson High’s championship-winning baseball coach, has done everything in his power to avoid coming back to town. So running into Christy-Lynn Brilhart ten minutes after his return is less like a Christmas miracle and more like Cooper’s own personal Nightmare Before Christmas.

Now a stylish businesswoman, Christy-Lynn may be done wearing hand-me-downs, but she sure isn’t done setting Cooper’s blood on fire. As the Christmas season heats up, so does his desire to get to the bottom of their abrupt breakup. Realizing the town he still loves could use his major league help, Cooper figures it’s time to tie up a few loose ends.



"A Ring For Christmas" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 9] by Wendy Ely

Author's Story Description : Nautica Pepper learned from an early age that nobody can stop her from following her dreams. She’s one of the few women boxers at One Punch Gym and demands that the women fighters get the same amount of attention as the men. With work on her mind, she doesn’t want to notice the hot guy who wants to join the One Punch family.

He wants nothing but the best!

Javier Cruz already landed himself in a match with Trent McGibbon once before and won! Trent’s trainer, Felix Manzi, is the best in the biz, and Javier isn’t too proud to beg for a chance at joining the rest of the crew at the elite gym. If he trains with the best, he’ll be the best, right? He has one chance to prove himself to Felix and to Nautica. Felix gives him a fight on Christmas Eve that Javier can’t miss. But a family emergency sends him racing across the border.

Will Javier make it back in time to fight? Will Nautica decide that loving Javier is worth the risk?



"A Christmas Kiss to Remember" [Passionate Kisses 3 Anthology, Novella 10] by Magda Alexander

Author's Story Description : Haunted by painful memories of a tragedy from Christmas past, Kate Brooks wants nothing more than a brief affair to help her get through the holidays. She gets her wish one cold December night when Marco Fazzone struts into her life. Soon she's rolling like thunder beneath the sheets with the six foot four hunk. But what happens when her Italian stallion wants more than a month of Kate in his bed? What happens when he wants forever?



About the Authors :

USA Today Bestselling Author Jessi Gage is addicted to happy-ever-after endings. She counts herself blessed because she gets to live her own HEA with her husband and children in the Seattle area.

Jessi has the attention span of a gnat...unless there is a romance novel in her hands. In that case, you might need a bullhorn to get her to notice you. She writes what she loves to read: stories about love.

Do use the contact page on jessigage.com and drop her a line. There is no better motivation to finish her latest writing project than a note from a happy reader! While you're visiting her website, sign up for Jessi's newsletter so you never miss a new release.

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Sydney Holmes, a USA Today best selling author, writes spicy contemporary romance and hot romantic suspense, or as she likes to say, "Hot and spicy romance that keeps you up at night!" She believes there is nothing more exciting than reading a hot, sexy story about two people searching for themselves and getting lost in each other. Sydney is married with two children and a wonderful husband. Sydney graduated from The George Washington University with a BS in Political Science and holds a Master's Degree in Education. She lives near the ocean in California and travels as often as she can.

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Nikki Lynn Barrett I'm an avid lover of books. I've been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first "book" by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I'll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.

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Victoria Barbour is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She lives on the island of Newfoundland on Canada's windswept east coast, and is fiercely proud of her home. She can imagine no better setting for her contemporary romance novels, and hopes that her readers will one day come to witness Newfoundland and Labrador's rustic beauty for themselves. When she's not hard at work creating her Heart's Ease contemporary romance series, or trying to convince people to visit her home, she's busy with her day-to-day life as a mother, wife, and marketing communications specialist.

She was born in St. John's, and raised above her family's fish and chips restaurant. She has traveled and lived in other parts of Canada, but chose to make her home where her heart has long resided. Victoria has a degree in History from Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a minor in Newfoundland Studies. The only thing that stands between her and a Master's degree in History from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia is her thesis. She has a background in broadcast journalism, advertising, and marketing. She is a proud member of both the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their affiliate chapter, Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada (RWAC).

Victoria counts herself lucky to be surrounded by an incredibly supportive family, and thanks her husband daily for his unerring faith in her, and for being a wonderful father to their son.

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USA Today best-selling author Allie Boniface was born and raised in a tiny community in upstate New York, which probably explains her fascination with the magic of small town life. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Rochester in New York and a M.A. in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1997, she has enjoyed life in the northern NYC suburbs, where she lives with her husband and teaches English and Education to high school students. In her spare time, she and her husband love to travel. She is also a runner, a musician and an animal-lover.

Allie writes contemporary romance series set in small towns (with lots of secrets and spice!). She reads in all genres and loves chatting with other readers and writers about any topic under the sun. You can find her around the Web, at writers' conferences, giving workshops, swapping stories, and generally chatting about romance writing.

Readers can sign up for Allie's newsletter to receive announcements about her appearances, new releases, contests, review opportunities, and other fun giveaways.

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USA Today Bestselling Author of steamy and sweet contemporary romance. Rebecca J. Clark has been an avid romance reader for years and has wanted to be a published novelist since she was 11 years old. She's excited to share her books with you. LEAD-OFF BRIDE is her most recent release--it's Book 1 in her new Take Me Out to the Wedding series.

Because she's a personal fitness trainer in her other job, she has also written a nonfiction book--THE CHECKLIST DIET. It's a fun and simple way to clean up your diet and lose weight. It's a compilation of the suggestions and tips she's given her personal training clients over the past 13 years.

When she's not writing, you can find her training clients at the gym or teaching group exercise classes. She teaches weight training on the ball, aerobics, yoga and Pilates.

She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her very patient husband, two kids, a German shepherd beast who loves to chase the two cats who secretly plot to kill the dog. Don't get her started on the number of dust bunnies...

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Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling romance author of the Clover Park series and the Clover Park STUDS series. She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor.

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she's not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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USA Today bestselling author of the Heroes of Henderson Series. Liz Kelly's Heroes of Henderson series grew out of the New Year's Eve Anthology, Countdown To A Kiss, where the Devine Sisters of Henderson, N.C. had a bet every year at their parents' New Year's Eve ball. The sister who didn't have a date to kiss at midnight had to kiss their nerdy neighbor, Lewis Kampmueller.

Duncan James, the hero of Liz's novella in Countdown To A Kiss (which has also been published separately as Playin' Cop) is not only best friends with Lewis, but with both Brooks Bennett and Vance Evans, his fraternity brothers from NC State. Brooks and Vance are the Henderson cops who kick off the series with Good Cop and Bad Cop.

Recurring characters is the theme of the Henderson series. Each book is a complete romance in and of itself, but you won't lose touch with the couples you fall in love with. They keep playing big parts and small in following books as Brooks and Vance lead Team Henderson in finding ways to revive their small town.

"DuVal Cousin" books are an additional part of the Heroes of Henderson series, and usually are tucked in between books with numbers like 2.5 and 3.5. They can be full length novels or short novellas, and they are based on Lolly DuVal's (from Good Cop) Henderson cousins. Where the Heroes books are hero-centric, the DuVal Cousin books are heroine based.

Henderson is an actual town in North Carolina where some of Liz's favorite people were raised. Liz's version of Henderson is completely fictional since she hasn't had the pleasure of going back in nearly thirty years. But oh the fun she had while visiting there in her youth. Her memories are the perfect landscape for her contemporary romances.

Liz enjoys putting friends and readers in cameo appearances in her books. Originally from Baltimore, she spent every summer near Annapolis, Maryland in a community where dancing and romancing are literally part of its theme song. (The place where Jesse James gets banished from in Bad Cop. There is going to be a series about that place someday.)

A graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her handsome golf-addicted husband, (who is now sporting dark glasses everywhere he goes) Liz is a mother of two grown sons (also sporting dark glasses) and a miniature Labradoodle named Isabelle. They live in Chicago during the summers, and the Fountain of Youth, a.k.a. Naples, FL in the winter, where dancing and romancing continues on ad infinitum.

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Wendy Ely is a USA Today bestselling author, who writes some romantic suspense, really hot stories, and the wonderful happily-ever-after. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her two teenagers, and two crazy cats. When she isn't busy writing new stories, she enjoys time outdoors by taking trips to the hot desert or swimming at the lake.

Wendy loves to hear from readers: authorwendyely@gmail.com

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Magda Alexander loves piña coladas and walks in the rain. Okay, enough of that. Rewind.

Magda loves reading steamy romances which she's been doing since she was ten. Ummm, that's not quite true. Steamy romances did not exist when she was ten, and if they had, she's pretty sure her mother would not have allowed her to read them. She did read the hand-holding, longing glances kind, along with her catechism, which got her into trouble more than once. Mother Superior was not amused.

As soon as sexy romances came into existence, thank you Rosemary Rogers, she's been lapping them up. So when it came time to write one, guess what she wrote. A no-brainer, right?

Magda, a lifelong learner, graduated from the University of Maryland where she majored in Business Administration (because her family had to eat) and minored in English (because she needed to dream). She's lived in Maryland most of her life and now resides close to the Catoctin Mountains in a city whose history dates back to colonial times.


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Blog Tour - Secrets from a Dangerous Time by Hunter S. Jones | Spreading the Word

Today I'm turning my blog over to Hunter S. Jones author of "Secrets from a Dangerous Time!!" [Blog Tour will run from October 13 - 19, 2015]







"Secrets from a Dangerous Time"
by Hunter S. Jones (aka Deb Hunter)

Author's Book Description :
    Chaos reigns in a lawless time filled with revenge and betrayals. Following the American Civil War, the Southern States are reeling under the revenge taken on them by the victors.

    Casey King must change her name, fake a marriage and forget modern comforts to survive within the world she now finds herself - 1873 post-Civil War Reconstruction Era Chattanooga, Tennessee... a world full of violence and mystery.

    The charismatic Dr. Garrett Cleighton, a mixed heritage Cherokee, decides to give her a part in his traveling medicine show. Casey takes a chance in order to hide her secrets. Dr. Cleighton could betray her or he might keep his promises. Can his band of musicians, entertainers and misfits keep Casey safe through the turmoil? Will she survive?

    Author Hunter S. Jones mixes romance with Civil War drama and brings contemporary suspense to life in the setting of the Reconstruction South. The journey begins in "Secrets from a Dangerous Time, Story 1."

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (US - e-Book) | Amazon (US - Paperback) | Amazon (CA)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **


Slip into 1873..."Wildly entertaining!" "A new spin on the Old South" SECRETS from a DANGEROUS TIME getBook.at/Secrets1...
Posted by Hunter S. Jones on Saturday, September 19, 2015



About the Author :

Deb Hunter writes fiction as Hunter S. Jones. She is a member of the prestigious Society of Authors founded by Lord Tennyson, Rivendell Writers Colony, Historical Writers’ Association, Historical Novel Society and the Atlanta Writer’s Club. Her Tudor History blog, "Fear and Loathing in Tudor England," is a reader’s favorite. Originally from a Chattanooga, Tennessee, she currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her Scottish born husband. Her best seller, "PHOENIX RISING," a fictional story of the last hour of Anne Boleyn is available on Amazon.com and at a bookstore near you.

"SECRETS from a DANGEROUS TIME" is a multi-dimensional series set in post-Civil War Reconstruction in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the north Georgia. This series is an Amazon Exclusive available via MadeGlobal Publishing.


ALSO -- Be sure to follow the tour around the other blog sites!




Book Excerpt :

With that, he removed another blanket from the back of the saddlebag. “Here, place that over you.” He picked up the saddle and sat it down on the east side, which did help block the breeze that was starting to blow colder. He stretched those long legs out on the ground and put his arm over the saddle, propping himself up to look up at me. His long, blond hair seemed to glow in the light. The nearness of him made my skin tingle and my pulse race.

After a pause in which the night sounds combined into a symphony, Garrett took a long drag from his cigarette. He looked at me, eyes raised and moving from my chest to my face. Even with the blanket over me, it felt as if he could imagine me naked. As he looked at me, he whispered, “What I want to know, as a man, is why you aren’t wearing a corset and why your breasts are in some kind of harness.” He exhaled the smoke slowly and continued, “But, as a gentleman, I’d best not be asking about such things. Why don’t you explain to me what you do in Atlanta all day?”

The wind whipped around my face and I knew he could hear my heart pounding in the stillness of the night. What a sexy thing to say. Is he attracted to me too? I felt the sky going dark before I was able to respond to his question.

The sensation of Garrett taking my face in his hands brought me to the surface. “Girl, I can’t let you lose consciousness yet due to the injury to your head. Stay with me now. We are going to keep you awake by talking. Don’t you be passing out on me or going to sleep.” He revived me by patting my face with his hands and massaging my throat with his long fingers. He removed one hand and inhaled from the cigarette, blowing the smoke directly at my nose and mouth.

“Why did you do that? That tobacco smells terrible,” I said.

“It works every time. I knew that it would revive you.” He laughed. “Now go on. Tell me about yourself, seeing how we are stuck out here in the middle of nowhere with not much else to do.”



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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: King Stud


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"King Stud" [An O'Connor Family Novel, Book 1] by Liv Rancourt

Stress had a chokehold on his shoulders, and as he pulled the sweatshirt over his head, he paused to stretch his neck and shoulders, but couldn't loosen up.



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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Made the Grade: Cowboy Cocktail Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 714 KB | Expected Release Date: August 25, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"Cowboy Valentine" [Cowboy Cocktail Series, Book 1] by Mia Hopkins

Author's Book Description : Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.

Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?

The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.

After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.

From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.

Product Warnings
Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.


My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! It all begins on Valentine’s Day when Cora (Corazón) loses her virginity to her high school crush, Caleb. From that night on, they become friends and spend all their free time with one another. However, because Cora plans on going to college in the fall friends-with-benefits is the only thing that Cora wants to be but by the time she has to go away to college will being only friends be enough for either of them?

This raunchily sweet novel warms you up and leaves you with a charming ending. Caleb is one sweet talking cowboy that I would love to have flirting with me. Cora is a good girl coming into her womanhood in many ways. Together they are a sensual couple that you want to root for!

I definitely recommend this novel to those looking for a fast-paced erotic romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Cowboy Cocktail (Short Story 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Cowboy Overload (Short Story 2)


Kobo (e-Book) : Cowboy Valentine (Book 1)

Author's Novel Extras : A Few Thoughts on Tattoos | Cowboy Valentine Release Date | Dude, My First Book Signing Was Pretty Darn Neat | New Release and Excerpt: COWBOY VALENTINE | Launch Day for COWBOY VALENTINE | COWBOY VALENTINE Blog Tour! | Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Summer Lovin' Giveaway | Blog Tour Highlights and a Couple Horse Jokes



Author's Series Extras : Judge me by my cover. It's okay. | Writer's Workbook: 6 Tips on Taking a Research Trip | Almost Alpha? | 16 Country Songs for a Road Trip | Writer's Workbook: Inspiration from Music

Book Teaser(s) :

COWBOY VALENTINE by Mia Hopkins' Books -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
"I don't encourage them. But you know how many women I've messed with since you? None. I'm not interested. I only want one. You, you frowning, angry little antiflirt." He kissed her nose. ~ within Chapter 3 - titled 'Romeo'

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I just wanted to let you all know that COWBOY VALENTINE by Mia Hopkins' Books is out NOW!!Pick up your copy here ::...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, September 13, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: For the Memory of Dragons


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"For the Memory of Dragons" [The Dragons of Eternity Series, Book 2] by Julie Wetzel

She cursed as she fell off the couch and scrambled towards the windows at the back of the house.



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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Feasted On: Sun-Kissed by Sierra Dafoe

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 728 KB | Expected Release Date: June 30, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"Sun-Kissed" by Sierra Dafoe

Author's Book Description : Sometimes the power of no is more erotic than the power of yes. Yes. Oh, yes…

All Julia wants is a little rebound nookie to bolster her confidence after her last nasty breakup. She treats herself to a week in Myrtle Beach, but off-season Myrtle Beach isn’t cooperating. Maybe it’s her curvier-than-ideal body — or maybe it’s the shattered self-esteem which leaves her barely able to meet a man’s gaze. Any man’s gaze — even if he seems interested.

Then a disembodied voice begins whispering in her head, a voice as warm and sensual as the South Carolina sun. A voice that sparks an orgasmic explosion the likes of which she’s never experienced.

And when a gorgeous, sun-browned stranger appears—a stranger who mysteriously seems to know everything about her: her past, her pains, and exactly how vanilla she isn’t—Julia finds herself on an erotic one-night ride that will change her life forever…

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars. Julia is a Mainer on vacation in Myrtle Beach with hopes to move on with her life after being in a disastrous relationship. However, it isn't until the last day that her "dream man" proves to her that moving on with her life is exactly what she needs to do...

I knew from not long into this novel that it was not what I typically like to read, a romance. Instead, Ms. Dafoe gives us a motivational (in a way) highly charged erotic women's fiction novel that is full of empowerment and gives you plenty of unique sex scenes to read about. I am a fan of Ms. Dafoe, which is why when I realized my mistake about this novel I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. While Julia isn't the most pleasant of characters, it's understandable in her situation and "Sonny" really helps her embrace life to its fullest.

I recommend it to those who are sexually open-minded while hoping for a lustful read about a woman wishing for a better life who breaks out of her shell and quite a few clothes with help from her "dream man."

Purchase This Book Here :

Kobo (e-Book) : Sun-Kissed

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Boys Back Home

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013

Author's Novel Extras : Sun-Kissed - Overview


Book Teaser(s) :

SUN-KISSED by Sierra Dafoe -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SUN-KISSED by Sierra Dafoe -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cheers -- Too Many Photos

I couldn't resist creating this clip/video from Cheers because I love photos and were are now in the selfie world so I couldn't help but laugh when this banter came up. And it made me think .... If in 1983 Sam thinks Diane has too many photos of herself ... what would he think of us in 2015?

Cheers - Too Many Photos from From Me to You ... Videos on Vimeo.



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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Made the Grade: The Buchanons Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 224; Kindle Edition - File Size: 610 KB | Expected Release Date: November 1, 2015 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Christmas Family" [The Buchanons Series, Book 2] by Linda Goodnight

Author's Book Description : The Greatest Christmas Gift

Contractor Brady Buchanon can't wait to surprise single mom Abby Webster with his company's Christmas home makeover prize. But once he does, the struggling waitress turns him down flat! Raised in foster care, Abby won't accept charity. Yet when her dilapidated porch almost injures her daughter, Abby finally agrees to Brady's offer. As the hardworking bachelor pushes to finish the house in time for Christmas, he starts falling for Abby and her little girl. With the holidays in sight, Brady wonders if Abby will not only accept her beautiful new home, but also his wish to make her his wife…

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, Abby has always been the “girl from the wrong side of the tracks” but after growing up that way, she has come to accept it and make the best out of her circumstances. Especially since it’s only her and her four-year-old daughter Lila, who has special needs as she’s been diagnosed with spina bifida, Abby does what she can and it appears as if she’s succeeding. However, everyone needs a little help now and then, but though Abby needs the help, she isn’t one to ask for it or accept it. Therefore, when Brady stops by her home to announce she’s the winner of his annual Christmas home remodel she declines, yet after she realizes how beneficial it would be for her daughter she reluctantly accepts. As her new house comes together, Abby and Lila become embroiled into Brady’s life and his family, so much so that by the time her house is completed she’s hoping for more between them. Yet, fate has a way stepping in. Will Abby step back when the going gets tough, or will she stick through the long haul?

While I liked the plot and characters, I found this novel to be very slow-paced and more about Abby finding her faith than about the romance between Abby and Brady. Though I usually have no problem with “religious”/faith-based romance novels, this one was a little too light on the romance for me to enjoy it as I’d have liked. Nevertheless, Abby and Brady were a cute pair. Then with Lila as the adorable angel on top of the Christmas tree, I could not stop reading! I liked their growing relationship and how they both stuck to their guns when it came to what they wanted, especially Brady he has such a generous heart. I think I have a “hero crush” on him. =0)

Overall, I am curious as to how this series will progress, as I really liked Brady’s family (not so much his father). I DO recommend this novel to those who are looking for a sweet holiday contemporary Christian romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback, Large Print) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Love Inspired November 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2 | Alibris (Paperback) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | Amazon.com (Paperback) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Love Inspired November 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2: His Montana Homecoming\An Amish Family Christmas\Cowboy Under the Mistletoe\High Country Holiday


IndieBound (Paperback) : The Christmas Family (Book 2)

IndieBound (Paperback, Large Print) : The Christmas Family (Book 2)

Kobo (e-Book) : The Christmas Family (Book 2)
Amazon.com (Paperback) : The Buchanons Book Series

Author's Novel Extras :
#CoverVSCover Christmas books! Does the cute little girl or cowboy melt your heart more?THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Linda...
Posted by Love Inspired Books on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Author's Series Extras : COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE - New Book News

The messy business of line edits. COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE, coming in November!
Posted by Linda Goodnight Author on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Teaser(s) :

THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Linda Goodnight Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, October 4, 2015
Lila, who had somehow managed to remain awake, said, "I like your house, Bwady. And guess what?"
"What?"
"It's big like you."
Abby flushed in embarrassment. "Lila!"
Brady laughed. ~ within Chapter 9

THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Linda Goodnight Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, October 4, 2015
Soft espresso-colored eyes gazed at him as if he must have an ulterior motive. He did. Her. Did he have to spell it out for her? Me Tarzan. You Jane. Let's go to the parade together. ~ within Chapter 12

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