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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Second Sentence Saturday: A Husband for Mari


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 :

"A Husband for Mari" [The Amish Matchmaker Series, Book 2] by Emma Miller

"What time is your boyfriend picking you up?" she asked her soon-to-be-ex roommate.



I just started this novel yesterday (Jan 29th 2016) and I'm liking it thus far. =0)

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Feasted On: Montana Born Brides Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 897 KB | Expected Release Date: May 18, 2015 | Publisher: Tule Publishing : Montana Born Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Bride by Mistake" [Montana Born Brides Series, Book 3] by Nicole Helm

Author's Book Description : Out now from Tule Publishing! Part of the Montana Born Brides continuity–six books centering around preparations for a celebrity wedding in Marietta, Montana (each book written by a different author). (The books can stand alone, though Bride by Mistake is particularly linked with "Finally His Bride" by Maisey Yates)

Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

And Kaitlin Shuller’s groom is marrying someone else.

Worst day ever. The man of her dreams is making vows to another woman. Her heart is broken, and all her carefully laid plans destroyed. Enter Beckett Larson, her older brother’s best friend and a very good bad decision.

Beckett has spent his life trying to outrun his bad reputation, but everyone already thinks the worst of him, so when Kaitlin offers herself to him — virginity and all— he just can’t say no.

But one night together has permanent consequences, and this time Beckett knows he can’t outrun his bad boy reputation. He’s determined to make Kaitlin his bride…even if he has to seduce her down the aisle.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! Would-be enemies get close one night, find common ground, and end up creating more between them than they had originally planned. However, will being together be what they both want and need or will other "plans" get in their way?

Captivated from beginning to end by the noble bad boy winning over his long time secret love interest. Beckett and Kaitlin (Kate) are oil and water at times but in the end, they made one another become a better people in the long run. Once Beckett gave up on running away, he turned into a doting man who I swooned over more than once. The only thing that was hard to read about was Kate's aloofness/denial to her over feelings towards Beckett. Nevertheless, I am happy with how Kate stepped up and the ending turned out. This read definitely turned into one of my favorites from Marietta.

I highly recommend this novel to those looking for a quick contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) : The Fairy Tale Bride (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : His Blushing Bride (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) : Finally His Bride (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) : Kiss the Bride (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) : Two Nights with His Bride (Book 6) | Smashwords (e-Book) : The Fairy Tale Bride (Book 1) | Smashwords (e-Book) : His Blushing Bride (Book 2) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Finally His Bride (Book 4) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Kiss the Bride (Book 5) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Two Nights with His Bride (Book 6)


Amazon (Kindle) : Bride by Mistake (Book 3)

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Rebel Cowboy

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

Author's Novel Extras : Pinterest: Bride by Mistake | Bride By Mistake: A Montana Born Brides Novella - Overview


Author's Series Extras : Small Town

Book Teaser(s) :
"Why are you avoiding my question?" Because he couldn't inventory all the reasons he insisted on calling her Kate, on getting under her skin.
Because I can, and no one else does.
Yes, that was his secret thrill. He could irritate the polish off Kaitlin Shuller. A badge he'd mentally given himself the summer after tenth grade when he'd realized she didn't treat anyone else like she treated him. While a lot of people treated him badly, Kaitlin had stood out. Because it never felt like it was about him or where he came from or what he did, her issues with him were hers. ~ within Chapter 2

BRIDE BY MISTAKE by Nicole Helm -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, January 29, 2016

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Disappointmentville: The Tiger's Protection Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 52; Kindle Edition - File Size: 4120 KB | Expected Release Date: December 23, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Diane Hills

"Saved by the Tiger" [The Tiger's Protection Series, Book 1] by Diane Hills

Author's Book Description : "Well, thanks for everything, but I'm not in the market for a mate right now, so you'll have to find another girl."

Working at her company's trade show is the perfect way for Sara to spend the weekend, while her ex-boyfriend packs up and moves. After finding that Angelo is into drugs, she kicked him out of her apartment and her life. Good riddance. She doesn't need a man in her future. But when a menacing thug comes to her booth looking for Angelo, a deliciously hot guy chases him away and wants to keep an eye on her.

Ryan is supposed to maintain a low profile and hunt down the leader of a criminal gang. But he intervenes when one of the gang members confronts Sara, the woman his heart claims is his mate. He tries to protect her and persuade her they're meant to be together, but she doesn't want his help and isn't convinced they're mates. Even when she sees his tiger self and they share a passionate kiss, she clings to her independence, not ready to be hurt again.

Ryan must show her his love, and prove that being a tiger's mate is a destiny she is born to follow.

Each book in the "Saved by the Tiger" series can be read as a standalone and has a guaranteed HEA, no cliffhanger!

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, while in Orlando for a business trade show Sara finds her life turned upside down when thugs who know her ex-boyfriend come after her because of her ex's wrongdoing and a weretiger comes to her rescue. Yet, will she be able to accept his help and the many strings that includes ...

This quick paranormal suspenseful romance was an okay read with an intriguing premise. I wished I could have liked this novel more but Sara was a little off-putting in her offhand attitude. But Ryan was definitely a refreshing hero that I would love rescuing me, just hopefully not from as extreme circumstances that Sara dealt with.

I recommend this novel only to those who are looking for a very quick suspenseful paranormal slight romantic read.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Protected by the Tiger (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) : Protected by the Tiger (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) : Protected by the Tiger (Book 2)


Amazon (Kindle) : Saved by the Tiger

Book Teaser(s) :
"Thanks, Mr…"
"Ryan. My name is Ryan."
Sara stood and held out her hand. "Thanks Ryan. Who was that guy?"
He took her hand. "A really bad dude. Are you at this booth all by yourself?"
But Sara couldn't answer him. Her breath caught in her throat. The minute her skin came into contact with his, a strange, pulsating wave ran through her body. Her legs turned to mush and her insides… like someone coated them with liquid fire. She suddenly wanted to wrap herself around this man, to run her fingers through his long, dark hair, to touch him all over.
His eyes widened, as though he felt something too, but he quickly composed his expression to neutral. ~ within the Chapter titled 'The Trouble with Men'
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Diane, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Made the Grade: Tiger In Her Bed by Lizzie Lynn Lee

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 3295 KB | Expected Release Date: December 23, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Lizzie Lynn Lee

"Tiger In Her Bed" by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Author's Book Description : Hot Guy + Big Cat = Trouble

It was a simple dare. Walk to her brooding, hot boss, Quinn Alexander, in the middle of the New Year's office party and kiss the arrogant smirk off the bastard. Fueled by too much alcohol, Vanessa Lyle impetuously takes up the challenge.

The next morning after the hangover fades, she's mortified. To think she'd been drunkenly brazen enough to steal a kiss from her boss. Quinn will fire her for sure.

To her surprise, she gets to keep her job because Quinn demands she fix the problem she's caused. Someone had taken a video of that scandalous kiss and posted it on social media. The video went viral. Quinn's mom happens see the video and demands to meet his "girlfriend." Quinn orders Vanessa to pretend to be his woman just to keep his mom off his back.

During a weekend at his parents' house, Quinn takes pretending to a whole different level. He can't keep his hands off her, in and out of his bed. But then she discovers his furry secret. Hot guy + big cat = trouble, and curvaceous Vanessa learns it the hard way...

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Quinn, the big boss at a computer company, has tried to ask out Vanessa a few times but she seems to be Captain Oblivious to his attentions. Therefore, after Vanessa gets a little drunk and takes a dare to kiss Quinn at the company's New Year’s party Quinn takes the opportunity to make his intentions with her clear by whisking her away for a family get-together. However, will Quinn be able to win Vanessa over, even though they have the secret of who he really is between them and a jealous wolf not wanting Vanessa to get in the way...

This quick erotic paranormal romance is fun and quirky. I liked its build up and was happy to read how not oblivious to Vanessa Quinn was. Quinn and his possessiveness charmed me. While they make an odd match up, I enjoyed them together. In addition, I really liked Quinn's family.

The only thing that annoyed me was this novella's wrap up, as I had hoped for a bit more depth to their connection with how it ends and to find out more of what happened to "the bitch." =0)

Nevertheless, I definitely DO recommend this novella to those looking for a quirky erotic paranormal romance!

Purchase This Book Here :
Amazon (Kindle) : Tiger In Her Bed

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Cyber Lover

Book Teaser(s) :
“Is that your brother?” Vanessa watched John with appreciation. “He looks very nice. And approachable.”
“And I’m not?” Irritation crept into his tone.
“Not in the slightest,” she said, deadpan.
“If you’ll get to know me, Vanessa, I’m actually a nice guy.”
“Right. And the Pope is actually a Buddhist.”
“You don’t believe me?”
“You do know your nickname in the office, don’t you?”
“I’ve heard plenty. Which one are you referring to?”
“Lord Demon.”
“I heard that. Am I really that bad?”
She wagged a finger. “I plead the fifth. For the sake of my job. After all, you blackmailed me into playing your girlfriend.”
He gave a non-committal shrug. “Desperate times call for desperate measures.”
“That’s funny, especially coming from you. Just how desperate are you?”
“Vanessa, you have no idea.” ~ within Chapter 2

TIGER IN HER BED by Lizzie Lynn Lee -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Made the Grade: The Scandalous Sisters Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 384; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1256 KB | Expected Release Date: March 1, 2016 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"How to Handle a Scandal" [The Scandalous Sisters Series, Book 2] by Emily Greenwood

Author's Book Description : They thought the debutante was scandalous

Miss Elizabeth Tarryton was the toast of the London season the year she was seventeen and spurned young Tommy Halifax. A careless flirt who didn’t know what she wanted, she was startled into laughter by his public proposal of marriage. Furious and heartbroken, Tommy promptly left home for a life of adventure in India.

If they only knew about the widow

Six years later, Elizabeth has much to make up for, but the methods she chooses for doing good are as shocking as her earlier wanton behavior–should the ton ever find out. Tommy returns to England a hero, and he has no intention of allowing himself to be hurt by a woman ever again, but he’s fascinated nonetheless by Elizabeth, now a widow and more alluring than ever.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Eliza (Elizabeth/Lizzie) was raised by her father for most of her life, a man who let her be more wild and free then respectable. After her father remarries, when she's a preteen, her new stepmother says she needs more discipline so Eliza is sent away to live with her Uncle Will the Viscount Grandville. A few years after living with her Uncle, Eliza finds herself the "bell of the ball" with a lot of wannabe suitors. Tommy is a close friend of Eliza's who has fallen for her and plans to propose to her, but the proposal doesn't end well and Tommy takes off for India. Now, about six years later, Eliza is a widow who is trying to make amends with Tommy when he finally returns home. However, one misunderstanding leads them straight for the wedding alter and now they need to navigate how to be friends again let alone how to turn that friendship into possibly something more.

Some people cannot get over their pasts without a bit of help from others. This novel is just like that, as you follow Eliza and Tommy through their youth into adulthood where they find that even if they make new experiences and think they've changed, their pasts will always be a part of them. While I liked Tommy & Eliza together, I found it hard to really like them at times because of how self-absorbed they seemed. But once what brings them together ends I seemed to like them better as individuals and as a couple. Though it wasn't what I expected I did like how everything turned out.

I do recommend this novel to those looking for a good historical romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : The Beautiful One (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : The Beautiful One (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : The Beautiful One (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) : The Beautiful One (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : How to Handle a Scandal (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) : How to Handle a Scandal (Book 2)


IndieBound (Paperback) : How to Handle a Scandal (Book 2)
Amazon (Paperback) : The Scandalous Sisters Series

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: How to Handle a Scandal

Author's Novel Extras :

Author's Series Extras : Author Fails at Maintaining Blog


Book Teaser(s) :
How ironic: in attempting to accomplish something of worth, she was going to have to revert to the flirt she'd once been.
"Oh, my lord," she said, adopting a breathy, girlish voice to disguise her own and also play into the aging virgin that she apparently looked like. "I can't begin to imagine what you mean."
He laughed. "Can't hear, you, dear, innocent lady? Tell me, what is your name?"
"Er..." She said the first name that came into her mind, which was, appallingly, "Victoria."
Wonderful. She'd just used the name of Will's three-year-old daughter as a cover for herself in a bawdy house. Good God, if he ever found out about any of this... ~ within Chapter 4

HOW TO HANDLE A SCANDAL by Emily Greenwood -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Disappointmentville: Somewhere, TX Saga, Volume 1 & The VonBrandt Family Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 158; Kindle Edition - File Size: 350 KB | Expected Release Date: December 16, 2014 | Publisher: KS Publishing / Self-Published | Obtained: Krystal Shannan | Originally Found Out About @ Krystal Shannan / Emma Roman's New Years Newsletter

"To Save A Mate" [Somewhere, TX Saga, Volume 1] & [The VonBrandt Family Series, Book 1] by Krystal Shannan (aka Emma Roman)

Author's Book Description : A chance he never thought he’d have comes at a price he never wanted her to pay

What do you do when everything you thought was real turns out to be a lie? How do you pick yourself up and move on? Move past the pain?

Kara McClure is living the perfect life. A great boyfriend, supportive loving parents, and a full ride to John McAdams University on a scholarship. What could go wrong? But something always does. When tragedy hits, you’re supposed to be able to count on those closest to you for support. Kara turns to the love of her life, Vincent Harris, only to find him supporting the nether lips of her sorority sister.

Luke VonBrandt is a business college student with a secret no one can know. When an accident threatens the life of an innocent girl he’s secretly loved since high school, he risks everything to give her a second chance on life, even exposing the truth about what he is. The blue-eyed beauty haunts his dreams and her scent is all he can think about.

Luke’s wolf insists he find a way to claim her as his own.

But Kara’s broken heart will fight him every step of the way.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, loved from afar for years Luke knows Kara is the one for him. However, since she has been dating a douchebag for the past five years he is still waiting for the perfect time to make his move. Kara thought her world was perfect until the day that everything crashed around her and basically killed her. Thankfully, Luke is there to help her pick up the pieces of herself and her life, but in doing so his family's secret comes out into the open as he sacrifices everything to save her. Will the sacrifice (on both their parts) be worth it though?

This is a heart-wrenching story about loss and finding the will to move on. While I'll admit that I knew there was going to be tragedy in this novel, I didn't expect the intensity of it as thoroughly as it's displayed in this novel. And in truth after a while, it was quite depressing. I mean I understand Kara is grieving but WOW .... if Luke didn't claim her as he did, I'm not sure she would have had the will to live. It's because of that claim and the way both they (Luke & Kara) go about growing their newfound relationship that makes me question the authenticity of their romance/love/like. Also, it is why I didn't give this novel a higher rating. I read it all in hopes that I'd like the novel more as their relationship progressed but it was as though the cards were too stacked against them so even though they get their supposed HEA I wasn't sold by it.

Nevertheless, because I enjoyed Luke, his family, and their story of how they became werewolves I do recommend this novel to those looking for a unique paranormal NA romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : To Love a Mate (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : To Love a Mate (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : To Win A Mate (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) : To Save a Mate (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : To Love a Mate (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) : To Win A Mate (Book 3)


IndieBound (Paperback) : To Save a Mate (Book 1)

Kobo (e-Book) : To Save a Mate (Book 1)

Kobo (e-Book) : Texas Sunrise (Box Set)
Amazon (Paperback) : VonBrandt Family Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Chasing Sam

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: Somewhere, TX Series: VonBrandt Family | Pinterest: Somewhere, TX | Pinterest: Somewhere, TX: Landscapes | Pinterest: Somewhere, TX: Downtown

Find out why readers fell in love with Luke from To Save a Mate! Amazon http://amzn.to/1yYPnRjAmazon UK ...
Posted by Krystal Shannan / Emma Roman Author Page on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
He glanced at his brother and growled. Noah was grinning.
"You've got it bad for her."
"Shut it."
"You always have. But now you're bonded. What is that like?"
"Like having her right next to me all the time, but not being able to touch her. Plus, every time I look at her I want to throw her over my shoulder and find a big bed to crawl into."
Noah snorted and laid a hand on his shoulder. "I'm gonna let you figure that one out. In the meantime, I think I saw her class schedule tucked in the front pocket of her purse. I'm going to go buy books. I'll drop hers by later." ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Krystal, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Second Sentence Saturday: How to Handle a Scandal


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 :

"How to Handle a Scandal" [The Scandalous Sisters Series, Book 2] by Emily Greenwood

The fateful day started in a manner that was, regrettably, becoming familiar that summer of her first season in London.



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Friday, January 22, 2016

Feasted On: Shifter Country Wolves Series, Book 5

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1857 KB | Release Date: January 20, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Longing for Wolves" [Shifter Country Wolves Series, Book 5] by Roxie Noir

Author's Book Description : Calder Waltz is finished with love.

She died, and with her went his relationship with his mate Sam. With nothing left to lose, wolf shifter Calder drove off into the sunset. Now, after years bouncing from place to place, returning to town for his little sister's wedding is harder than leaving in the first place.

Then he meets Annika, a curvy brunette who tempts him that way for the first time in years. Suddenly Calder's world has tilted on its axis, and he can't stop thinking about her.

Annika's too busy running her bakery to date one person, let alone two shifters - after all, they mate in triads. She especially doesn't have time for her best friend's wayward brother, Calder, even if the way he smiles does make her feel warm and gooey inside. He's a drifter who refuses to settle down, and she wants a partner, not a project.

Too bad she can't seem to stay away from the big, brawny alpha with a tragic past...

When Calder shows up at Sam's house in the middle of the night, completely wasted, his long-abandoned mate does the only thing he can. He lets him in. And with Calder comes the potential for a new beginning - a second chance that centers around the gorgeous Annika.

Can two former mates heal the rift between them? More importantly, can they learn to trust before they lose it all a second time?

How many fated mates does a shifter get?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! About seven years ago, in a freak accident, Sam and Calder lost their mate, Marie. That tragedy changed them in ways neither could have predicted and made Calder so scared that he left Sam not long after Marie’s death without any notice. Now Calder returns for his younger sister’s wedding and to face the past he has never gotten over. Not long after returning to town, he meets Annika, a lovely baker who is creating his sister’s deserts for the wedding, and finds himself thinking a new future. However, Annika won’t allow herself to take on any more “projects” so she makes Calder and Sam to face their shared past, but what will the future hold for them all when everything is all said and done.

This touching novel deals with meaningful situations and throws in fun twists. I really enjoyed how Annika stuck to her wishes and the plot played out. Filled with longing, hope, and a plenty of lust, I could not get enough of this trio! Sam and Calder are perfect counterparts to one another than when you bring Annika into the mix it was as if she settled them down. I really liked them together. If only the novel was longer. =0)

I do recommend this novel to those who are fans of the series and/or looking for a ménage wolf shifter romance!

-- On a side note --
This was the first novel from this series that I read and found it can be read as a standalone just fine. While I wished the ending wrapped up a bit better, the only thing that threw me off was in the book's description it lists Greta and Annika as best friends while in truth they were more like sorta friends or good acquaintances.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (e-Book) : Running with Wolves (Book 1) | Amazon (e-Book) : Betting on Wolves (Book 2) | Amazon (e-Book) : Fighting for Wolves (Book 3) | Amazon (e-Book) : Uncaging Wolves (Book 4) | Amazon (e-Book) : Longing for Wolves (Book 5)


Book Teaser(s) :
I can’t believe I said that to Sam, Annika thought. I have the world’s worst luck.
I meet two crazy hot, flirty guys in one day, and they’ve got a horrible back story with each other.
“I might have told him that your brother was in town and I heard he had a juicy back story,” Annika said, wincing. “He didn’t mention being the back story. Jesus, I feel like an idiot.”
Greta laughed, and then leaned across the counter and hugged the other girl.
“This is why I’m going to be single forever,” Annika muttered into Greta’s hair, half-joking.
“That’s not true,” Greta said. “Your someone is out there. He’s probably just not my fucked-up, degenerate big brother.” ~ within Chapter 3 - titled 'Annika'

LONGING FOR WOLVES by Roxie Noir -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, January 22, 2016
As Calder pulled away something tickled her neck, and then Sam was there, sucking and biting at the sensitive skin.
“No hickies,” she gasped.
Sam just laughed and bit her a little harder.
“Come on,” she pleaded, even as her eyes closed with pleasure.
“Mine was intentional,” Calder reassured her. “Very, very intentional.”
“You deserved it,” Sam said. ~ within Chapter 11 - titled 'Annika'
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Roxie, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Blog Tour - Love in Oahu Series by Aubree Lane | Spreading the Word

Today I'm showing off Aubree Lane's Love in Oahu Series, which is "Early One Morning" & "Winter in Waianae!!"







"Early One Morning"
[Love in Oahu Series, Book 1] by Aubree Lane

Author's Book Description :
    Under the guise of saving her best friend’s marriage, Annie Harper catches the red-eye out of LAX to Oahu. Less than twenty-four hours after hearing Marissa wanted to kiss their old high school crush, Annie sails away with the handsome owner of the Erika Rose excursion boat. She only meant to keep Terence Javier from locking lips with Marissa, but the moment she learns his little girl needs an advocate, Annie brings her friend back into the fray and destroys the remnants of Marissa’s anniversary vacation.

    Caught between two women from the mainland, Terence Javier finds himself at a crossroad. Ten years ago, he had the dubious honor of having his high school photograph drooled on by Annie and Marissa’s choir class. If not for his daughter and the ensuing custody battle, he wouldn’t have given either woman more than an appreciative glance. When Marissa’s credentials check out, he has little choice but to accept the savvy lawyer’s offer of help. Knowing he’s walking a tightrope, Terence prays he can purge the beautiful Annie from his mind and keep the balled fist of Marissa’s jealous husband away from his nose.

This book is available to order on :

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

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

Early One Morning [Love in Oahu Series, Book 1] by Aubree Lane ::...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, January 20, 2016



"Winter in Waianae"
[Love in Oahu Series, Book 2] by Aubree Lane

Author's Book Description :
    Escaping San Diego and a difficult home life, eighteen-year-old Brittany Sutherland shows up unexpectedly on her sister’s doorstep. Annie Javier and her family welcome the teen with open arms. It is blue skies and fair sailing until tragedy strikes. The young woman suddenly finds it difficult to trust Annie’s pledge of devotion.

    They come in with the dolphins and leave with the Winter Solstice. When Brittany and her new love, Grady, share an ocean adventure with a pod of spinner dolphins, the believers in the family rejoice. The prophesy handed down by the matriarch of each generation is about to unfold, but the longest day of the year is almost upon them. Will the saviors infuse luck and love upon the young couple, or will Brittany and Grady lose everything they worked so hard to achieve?

This book is available to order on :

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

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

Winter in Waianae [Love in Oahu Series, Book 2] by Aubree Lane ::...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, January 20, 2016



About the Author :

Aubree Lane lives in the beautiful foothills of Northern California with her husband, two wonderful sons, and her super special peek-a-poo. She began writing while performing her duties as a stay at home Super Mom/Sexy Wife/Multi-tasking Domestic Goddess, and has enjoyed every moment of it.

Her motto: Write Until Your Butt Hurts, And Your Eyes Are Crossed.

When not managing the pooper-scooper, you can find Aubree, also a certified water fitness instructor, leading her Menopausal Mermaids/Crustacean Cronies/Friends for Life, on their quest to become fit and fabulous.

Traveling to her tropical island get away, helps to infuse her creative juices periodically throughout the year.

Aubree and her husband enjoy the harvest of their seasonal garden and relaxing in the paradise they have created, called home, while reading their new favorite downloaded ebooks.




Book Excerpts :

~*~"Early One Morning"~*~

    He had to get rid of her quick. He saw how she looked at him. The last thing he needed was to get involved with some tourist looking for a wild time, especially one he couldn’t trust. He was only human, and if they spent the next week alone in the close confines of the Erika Rose, there was a good chance something would happen. He drained the last of his orange juice and made a decision.

    “Let’s just call this whole thing off. I’ll return your money, and you can go back to your hotel where you’ll be much more comfortable.”

    Annie grabbed his arm, “I didn’t say I wanted to go back.”

    He was surprised by her strength and had to pluck her pinching fingers off his bicep. “Look, I need to be with my daughter. I miss her, and we only have a few more weeks before she has to go home. I made a mistake taking this job, so I’m rectifying it.”

~*~"Winter in Waianae"~*~

    Brittany saw the gleam in Grady’s eyes and knew he had something planned. Well, let him try, she thought. Her body had grown strong and quick with all the manual labor she performed, and her mind had never been slow. Just like Annie, Brittany spent as many hours as possible away from her house and the abusive parents who dwelled within its walls. The friends she hung out with were a rowdy bunch whose only interest in life was getting high and having fun.

    For the most part, Brittany passed on the highs and focused on the fun. It had been sorely lacking in her life, and she’d been desperate to make up for lost time. Brittany was the jokester of the group. One prank after another was played on her unsuspecting pack of loveable oddballs.

    Grady’s ploy to lure her deeper into the warm tropical water was obvious. As a San Diego native, Brittany wasn’t a stranger to surf and sand. A rip current boiled a few feet behind Grady. If she could somehow get him into it, he would be whisked out to sea.

    A devious grin formed on her lips. She wanted to keep a poker face, but the smirk wouldn’t go away. Her scheme was probably just as apparent as his, but she didn’t care. Grady wanted to play, and she was prepared to beat him at his own game.

    She opened her arms for a hug and Grady stepped willingly into her web. He danced her closer to the churning undercurrent. Brittany threw her head back and laughed. They both had the same thing in mind.



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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Feasted On: The Playful Brides Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 350; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1178 KB; Audio CD - Unabridged; Audible - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: May 5, 2015 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Paperbacks | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Unlikely Lady" [The Playful Brides Series, Book 3] by Valerie Bowman

Author's Book Description : Inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

FOR THE BACHELOR AND THE BLUESTOCKING…

Certain that no man wants a bluestocking for a wife, Miss Jane Lowndes is careful to wield her books and her spectacles as weapons against matrimony. Convincing her ambitious mama that she’s content to stay a spinster is easier said than done, however. It’s a good thing Jane is not above a bit of manufactured scandal if it will keep her from the altar, and the argumentative, contrary Lord Garrett Upton…

ROMANCE IS NEVER BY THE BOOK

With the war over, Garrett is determined to enjoy his bachelor’s life while he can, even when it means attending a house party in celebration of a friend’s wedding—and suffering Jane’s notorious disdain. But when a masquerade ball leads to a mistaken kiss, he’s surprised to learn that Jane’s bookish exterior hides a truly passionate soul. When two such headstrong people are determined to remain unattached, can love lead to a happy ending?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! Ever since Jane was old enough to understand what she had for assets, she strived to become a bluestocking spinster, much to her mother’s dismay. So, at the age of twenty-six, she schemes up an idea for her to attend one of her best friend’s wedding festivities with a pretend chaperone as a way to get some independence and space from her mother’s social call exploits. However, not long after she arrives for the wedding celebration her friends and she agree that what would top off her independence would be a scandal. Yet, once everything is in place it all begins to unravel and the controlled scandal she hoped for turns into something she never dreamed or even hoped for, will it be what she really needs though in the end?

Even though this novel talks about Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing" (meaning the main plots are probably slightly similar) this novel reminded me more of "Beauty and the Beast" because I can totally see Jane as Belle (especially with her love for libraries), Garrett (Upton) as the Beast, and Isabelle (Mrs. Langford) as the complete set of angry/crazy towns people. *hahaa* With so many twists it kept my eyes glued to the pages, I was pleasantly surprised with this novel. In truth, while I was intrigued by the book’s description, I was nervous as to where the plot would lead (like have drawn out slow points or have the hero make a blunder that not even I could forgive) but this novel did nothing to make me not love it as much as I did! This was the first novel I read from this series and I can already say I want to read more about this quirky crew! To top it off Garrett & Jane were unknowingly soul mates. I mean with so many similarities it’s hard not to believe they were just meant to be and their blunders as they came to realize that was very entertaining.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for a dynamically written sweet comedic historical romance that has a few sexual moments at the end.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : The Unexpected Duchess (Book 1) | IndieBound (MP3 CD) : The Unexpected Duchess (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : The Accidental Countess (Book 2) | IndieBound (MP3 CD) : The Accidental Countess (Book 2) | IndieBound (Paperback) : The Irresistible Rogue (Book 4) | IndieBound (Paperback) : The Untamed Earl (Book 5) | Kobo (e-Book) : The Unexpected Duchess (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : The Accidental Countess (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : The Irresistible Rogue (Book 4) | Kobo (e-Book) : The Unforgettable Hero (Book 4.5) | Kobo (e-Book) : The Untamed Earl (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) : The Unexpected Duchess (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : The Accidental Countess (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) : The Irresistible Rogue (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) : The Unforgettable Hero (Book 4.5) | Amazon (Kindle) : The Untamed Earl (Book 5) | Amazon (Paperback) : The Legendary Lord (Book 6)


IndieBound (Paperback) : The Unlikely Lady (Book 3)

IndieBound (MP3 CD) : The Unlikely Lady (Book 3)

Kobo (e-Book) : The Unlikely Lady (Book 3)
Amazon (Paperback) : The Playful Brides Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : It Happened Under the Mistletoe | Christmas Brides

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014 | Teaser Tuesday: Christmas Brides

Author's Novel Extras : April News: The Unlikely Lady is Getting Terrific Reviews! | May News: Hip, Hip, Hooray! The Unlikely Lady is Here! | June News: The Unlikely Lady and New York City!


Author's Series Extras : July News: The Unexpected Duchess is a NERFA nominee! | December News: Two Christmas novellas and Delilah news! | January News: Coming Soon!

Did you know that the first Playful Brides novella comes out February 2nd?
Posted by Valerie Bowman Author on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book Teaser(s) :

THE UNLIKELY LADY by Valerie Bowman -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, January 19, 2016
"Don't walk away from me, Lady Blue." ~ within Chapter 23
"I hope you're proud of yourself, Upton," she finally managed. "You've done the impossible. You've rendered me speechless. What do you think of that?" ~ within Chapter 24
Teacakes and a giant library? She might just stay in here indefinitely and devil take Upton if he tried to forcibly remove her. ~ within Chapter 29

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

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Second Sentence Saturday: Crossing Lines


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 :

"Crossing Lines" [Heat Wave Series, Book 3] by Alannah Lynne

Flipping fate the bird with a taunting question was foolish, but Kevin Mazze couldn't help himself as he glared down at the pixie standing between him and the grand opening of his exclusive subdivision.



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Friday, January 15, 2016

Feasted On: The Witch’s Champions by Honoria Ravena

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: ??? KB | Expected Release Date: July 2015 | Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing | Obtained: Secret Cravings Publishing

"The Witch’s Champions" by Honoria Ravena

Author's Book Description : 4 Flames | 23483 words

When Gianna's car breaks down on a remote road in Idaho and a truck rolls up behind her, she knows it's not a Good Samaritan who's stopped to help her. Witch hunters have been after her since she was sixteen and this one has been more dogged than most. When he chases her into the woods with a crossbow she has no idea how she's going to get out of this mess.
Cris and Mordecai have been living without a third mate for a hundred and fifty years and Cris is sick of it. Mordecai is afraid he will get another lover killed, and has been trying to chase Cris away since Amelia was murdered by witch hunters. When Cris finds an attractive woman in trouble, he takes advantage of the situation to bring Mordecai out of his funk.
Both Mordecai and Gianna are resistant to the idea, but when their lives are threatened they'll have to come together to fight the people that would see them all dead.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! One witch’s determination to survive is tested when two men drag her into their lives with plans to save her and keep her for good.

This surprising fast-paced drama had more twists than I expected and enough lust-turned-romance to read about to enjoy being on your toes. Gianna (Gia / Georgianna) is scared about letting anyone get close to her for fear that they’ll be put into harms way, so even though she is immediately attracted to Cris (Cristobal) & Cai (Mordecai) when they all first meet she tries her best to keep her feelings for them at bay. However, Cris quickly wears down both Cai & Gianna’s fears by seducing them enough to make them not worry so much. *hahaa* While I enjoyed the seriousness and eroticness of this plot, I found it very quirky too much to my enjoyment. I would love to read more about this entertaining trio.

I do recommend this novel to those looking for a unique paranormal erotic romance!

-- On a side note --
Okay ... I received this novel through Secret Cravings Publishing in exchange for an honest review in July 2015, which was before they announced they were shutting down. Because of my overgrown TBR list it took me a long while to read/review it and even though this novel isn't around for purchasing at this time I liked it enough that I felt I still needed to tell you all about it. =0)

Book Teaser(s) :
“Hi.” His voice was so deep it made my bones ache. He had just a hint of an English accent, as if he hadn’t been there in a long time. A little chill went down my spine, and not the bad kind. He was hot. I loved a man with a deep, accented voice.
His scent hit me as the breeze brushed past. He smelled faintly of pine trees and perspiration.
I realized I’d been silent for a long time while I’d ogled him. His pleased, knowing grin exposed lots of white teeth.
I cleared my throat. “Hello. Thanks for not eating me.”
His smile turned sinful as he eyed me. “We’ll get to that.”
I flushed from my forehead to my toes and had to clear my throat to speak. “The point was thanks for saving me.” ~ within Chapter 1
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Honoria, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

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