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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Made the Grade: The Baby of Their Dreams by Carol Marinelli

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Hardcover - Pages: ???; Paperback - Pages: ???; Kindle Edition - File Size: 614 KB | Expected Release Date: October 1, 2015 | Publisher: Harlequin : Medical Romances | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Baby of Their Dreams" by Carol Marinelli

Author's Book Description : Barcelona, baby…bride?

Seven years ago ER doctor Cat Hayes was left heartbroken after losing her baby boy. Now she's focused on her career. But when she meets gorgeous Dr. Dominic Edwards at a Spanish conference, resisting his scorching touch isn't easy… Cat returns home sun-kissed and accidentally pregnant!

Widower Dom never thought he'd ever find love again—let alone a family! As the promise of their miracle baby begins to heal both their hearts, Dom knows he can't let Cat slip through his fingers. All it takes is one down-on-one-knee question…

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, two broken souls meet at a doctor's conference in Spain, and though their meant two only share a one-nightstand, it seems to feel like something more. Yet, with past heartache holding them back, will they be willing to moving on to something new... even when fate gives them no chose...

An endearing read that shows the depths you'll go for those you love. While I found the beginning to be a bit slow and the ending good but a little rushed, what really hooked me was the intense chemistry that Dominic and Cat share. Together they struggle in opening up and trusting again but really they find the one person who understands them more than they'd have ever dreamed. Therefore, while I wasn't a fan of Dominic's arrogant self in the beginning, I enjoyed how he (and Cat) opened up (to each other and the reader) as this novel progressed. It was all very heartwarming and sweet.

I recommend this novel to those looking for a meaningful contemporary romance.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : One Tiny Miracle... | Baby Twins to Bind Them

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016


Book Teaser(s) :
‘Hey, Cat,’ Gemma said as she went to go.
‘When you saw him again, did you still fancy him?’
‘Moot point— I don’t fancy married men.’
‘Did you still fancy him?’ Gemma persisted.
‘Yes,’ she admitted, ‘but that’s for this office only. The day I sit crying to my friend about whether or not I sleep with him because, of course, he and his wife never do it, or I start saying, he’s going to leave his wife after Christmas... you have my permission to shoot me.’
‘I shall and can you tell him from me that he’s an utter bastard,’ Gemma said.
‘Oh, I shall.’ ~ within Chapter 6
Could strangers who had shared just a night have got it so right that they could spend the rest of their lives together? ~ within Chapter 7

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Meet Susan Elizabeth Phillips | Interview

Check out this AWESOME interview of Susan Elizabeth Phillips interviewing HERSELF! *hehee* 😂


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Ain't She Sweet | What I Did for Love | Nobody's Baby But Mine | Honey Moon | Dream a Little Dream | Lady Be Good | Just Imagine | Hot Shot

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : April 2010 - Book Sale!! | WWW Wednesdays [May 5, 2010] | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Call Me Irresistible | Author Video Letter from Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Dec 2010 | End of the year 2010 Update | "Waiting On" Wednesday: The Great Escape

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Blog Tour - The Boyfriend Bet by Chris Cannon | Interview, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaway (INT)

Today I'm showing off Chris Cannon's "The Boyfriend Bet," which is her recently released novel, the SECOND novel in her Boyfriend Chronicles, and the novel I recently interviewed her about!

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My Q&A with Chris Cannon :

Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?

Chris : I’d love to invite Delia, from "The Boyfriend Bet," to dinner. She’s super creative and artistic. She likes to buy clothes, take them apart and combine them in different ways. I’d invite her to dinner in the hopes that she’d volunteer to design a new wardrobe for me.

I’d least like to have dinner with Lena, Grant’s ex-girlfriend in "The Boyfriend Bet." She’s snotty and annoying and manipulative which makes for a great character but not a good dinner date.

Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?

Chris : I always start with the characters and a scene. For "The Boyfriend Bet," I knew I wanted to write a book about a girl who kissed her brother’s nemesis out of spite and then ended up dating him. I knew Zoe would be the type of no-fear girl who’d go up to a guy and say, “Do you have a girlfriend who’d mind if you kissed me to piss off my brother?”

Jess : Please describe "The Boyfriend Bet" in 75 words or less.

Chris : When Zoe Cain’s brother tells her she isn’t allowed to speak to his nemesis, Grant Evertide, she kisses the rich boy out of spite. This leads to several more kisses and multiple after school detentions. Grant has no interest in dating just one girl, but he can’t seem to stop kissing Zoe.
Is Grant interested in Zoe or is he just using her to win a bet?

Jess : Is there any differences and/or similarities between Zoe from "The Boyfriend Bet" and Haley from the "Blackmail Boyfriend?"

Chris : Both stories have older brothers who dislike the guy their sister is dating and they both address class differences and cliques and the idea that you don’t have to be the same to belong together. And they both contain a lot of snarky humor because I love to make people laugh.

Jess : What is the most ironic or silly thing one of your characters, from Boyfriend Chronicles, said or did?

Chris : Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he’s lying to her about participating in a stupid bet.

Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?

Chris : I’m working on the fourth book in my shape-shifting dragon series called "Fanning the Flames." Here’s the first scene...
    Bryn sat waiting outside the Directorate’s offices on the top floor of the library at the Institute for Excellence, aka, shape-shifting dragon school, on what had to be the worlds most uncomfortable couch. The black leather antique looked like it would be comfortable, but the seat was angled back and the cushions jutted forward throwing her off balance. Given the Directorate’s controlling nature they probably had the couch custom made for this very purpose. Asshats. She worked at keeping her temper and her fire under control.

    Valmont, her knight, sat next to her shifting around and frowning. “There is something fundamentally wrong with this piece of furniture. I feel like it’s mocking me.”

    Jaxon huffed out a breath. “It’s meant to make you uncomfortable in order to give whoever is waiting to interview you the upper hand. The longer they make you wait out here, the more uncomfortable you become and the less likely you are to have all your faculties about you when they finally agree to see you.”

    Suspicion confirmed. “Asshats,” Bryn muttered.

    Jaxon snorted but didn’t respond. He paced back and forth in the ten foot waiting room they’d been stuck in for the last thirty minutes. Back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth.

    Bryn reached out and grabbed his forearm. “Could you stop pacing? You’re just making the situation worse.”

    Frost shot from his nostrils. “I can either pace, or I can rip someone’s head off. Which would you prefer?”

    “Can we choose whose head you rip off?” Valmont asked, “Because that might affect our preference.”

    The door to the office popped open. A Directorate member Bryn didn’t know gave a smug smile. “Sorry to keep you waiting.”

    Right.



"The Boyfriend Bet"
[Boyfriend Chronicles, Book 2] by Chris Cannon

Author's Book Description :
    Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains multiple PDAs, after-school detentions, and gambling on the side. Warning: betting on a boyfriend is bad for your health.

    Zoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother's number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl. She's shocked-and secretly thrilled-when they start spending more time together.

    Zoe's brother claims Grant is trying to make her his "Ringer," an oh-so-charming tradition where a popular guy dates a non-popular girl until he hooks up with her, then dumps her.Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he's lying but Grant swears he isn't trying to trick her. Still, that doesn't mean Grant is the commitment type-even if winning a bet is on the line.

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About the Author :

Award winning author Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shitzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Going Down In Flames | Bridges Burned

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Spreading the Word for Entangled Teen with 2 Novels by Karri Thompson & Chris Cannon | Blog Tour - Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon | Spreading the Word | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015



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Blog Tour - Pirate by Eve Langlais | Spreading the Word & Surprise Swag Pack Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Eve Langlais' "Pirate," which is the FIRST novel in her Space Gypsy Chronicles!! Today is it's Release Day!! So, help me wish it & Ms. Langlais a HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!!


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"Pirate"
[Space Gypsy Chronicles, Book 1] by Eve Langlais

Author's Book Description :
    Destiny is calling…but he’s not answering yet.

    Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain.

    And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship.

    Travel the galaxy with this gypsy pirate as he looks for treasure–and finds trouble instead. The universe might be out to get him, but he’s not giving in without a fight.

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About the Author :

-- New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author --

Hello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens.

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane...with pleasure. Or do you like something a little darker, more serious? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

If you'd like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what I’m working on, then please visit me at my links below.






Book Excerpt(s) :

“What were you doing on Earth?”
He stuck to the most obvious reason, the one he’d cultivated as a cover. “I was on your planet because I needed some rare goods. Given that Earth is out of the way and bound with restrictions on tampering with a developing species, any type of goods from your world fetch a high price at market.”
“So you’re in the import/export business? Funny, I would not have pegged you as a businessman.”
“Don’t say that.” He recoiled at the very idea. The horror. Him, dressed in a suit and tie, his clothing perfectly pressed? He couldn’t help but laugh. He gestured to his body. “Do I look like a businessman?”
“No, but then again, you also didn’t look like a guy who was hiding a spaceship under his house,” she retorted.
“Good point. But I will note that there are more spaceships hiding on your planet than you might imagine.”
“All that superior technology and you can’t help but crash land? And they say women are bad drivers.” The tilt of her lips let him know she teased.
“Where I come from, the women don’t drive at all.”
“Why am I not surprised to hear that?”
“There are reasons we do the things we do.” She would soon learn the universe was a harsh place, especially for females. Better if she began the process now of accepting her new status in life.
“Having a little pinky between your legs doesn’t give you the right to dictate.”
“Little? Lying isn’t attractive, wench. We both know I’m more than adequately endowed.”
To his surprise, she agreed. “Fine. You’re hung, which probably explains why you’re so stupid at times. All that blood loss.”



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Monday, August 22, 2016

Blog Tour - Of Beasts and Bonds by N. D. Jones | Spreading the Word & GC/ARC Giveaways

Today I'm showing off N. D. Jones' "Of Beasts and Bonds," which is the SECOND novel in her Death and Destiny Trilogy!!


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"Of Beasts and Bonds"
[Death and Destiny Trilogy, Book 2] by N. D. Jones

Author's Book Description :
    In a world of mystery and magic, sometimes old bonds must be broken before new ones can be formed. Who knew that finding one's soul mate would test bonds and unleash beasts?

    Mami Wata and Oya are now free from their watery prison and ready to wage a battle five hundred years in the making. Special Agent Assefa Berber and Dr. Sanura Williams are the prophesized Cat and Fire Witch of Legend. To save the world from Mami Wata, a water goddess with a bloody thirst for power and an insatiable appetite for death and destruction, they must defeat her beasts and the Water Witch of Legend.

    Assefa and Sanura are fully in love but possess only a partial mate bond. While Sanura has merged their auras, bonding Assefa's cat spirit to her, she has yet to accept his claiming bite. Their incomplete mate bond and their new relationship are tested when Mami Wata sets her malevolent eyes on them, manipulating beasts, sacrificing humans, and creating heartache. Can their bond survive, or will they drown under the vicious tide of godly might?

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About the Author :

N. D. Jones lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She is the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook, and paperback company. Kuumba Publishing is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent.

A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. N.D. likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.






Book Excerpt(s) :

With focused golden eyes, alert gray ears, and keen black snout, the Mngwa took in his surroundings.
The prickly grass under his large, wide paws.
The heat of the midday sun beating down on his thick black-and-gray fur.
The scent of mullah bamyah—garlic, tomato juice, minced beef, okra, salt, and pepper.
The four snarling big cats stalking him.
Scanning each strong, lithe, and ferocious cat, the Mngwa cataloged their stance, their position, and the distance between each other and from the Mngwa. They flanked him, a large cat to his front, rear, and sides. If the Mngwa could smile, he would have. Foolishly, they thought their numbers a strategic advantage that would fell the undefeated Mngwa of myth and legend. Instead of a smile, he snarled, a baring of elongated teeth.
A challenge.
The four cats attacked, their bestial response to his bait.
Four sets of paws struck the ground, claws digging into grass and dirt, brawny legs propelling them forward. Razor-sharp teeth bared, husky growls cut through the muggy June air, and feline eyes glowed with a premature win.
The leopard reached the Mngwa first, snapping and going for the bigger cat’s neck. Not wasting time with the youngest of the four attackers, the Mngwa sidestepped the snarling, snapping leopard. To only pivot, turn, and ram the side of the too-slow feline with the Mngwa’s massive head. Away from the Mngwa the leopard flew, sailing through the air and crashing to the ground several feet away.
The three other cats spared no pitying glance to the downed leopard, who lay on his side, breathing labored and ragged. A sure sign of broken ribs.
More growls and snapping, each cat trying for a different part of the Mngwa’s massive body. The Mngwa was having none of it, so he went on the offensive. Leaping over the biggest threat, the Bengal tiger, the Mngwa landed nimbly, then ran straight at the cheetah. Taking the speckled feline by surprise, the Mngwa powered over the cat, knocking him down before hauling him up by his scrawny neck and shaking. The cheetah’s fragile neck was held firm between the Mngwa’s curved saber-shaped teeth.
When the Mngwa no longer felt resistance, he opened his deadly jaws and allowed the cheetah to fall from his brutal clutch and slip, nearly unconscious, to the waiting grass.
Smack. Bite.
The lion and tiger claimed simultaneous strikes on the Mngwa. A swipe across his hindquarters and a bite to his side. The lion latched onto the Mngwa, his lethal teeth working to find purchase in the cat of legend’s winter dense fur and even thicker hide.
Like the predator he was, the Bengal tiger charged while the Mngwa grappled with the formidable lion. A mix of yellow-and-orange with wide dark-brown stripes, the 510-pound tiger landed on top of the Mngwa. His weight hefty, his claws long, sharp, and dangerous. The maw that threatened his nape even deadlier.
The lion kept up his offensive, kept clawing, kept sinking his teeth in deeper and deeper.
The Mngwa roared, reared back on his hind legs, forcing the tiger off him and to the hard ground. With a side dive, the Mngwa dropped the entirety of his 695 pounds onto the 380-pound lion. His long, dark mane shot up and out with the force of the attack.
The downed lion snapped and snarled but didn’t get up. No, with the Mngwa looming over him, golden eyes marble hard, paw raised, claws out and within striking range of the lion’s throat, the feline had only two choices.
One would see him dead, while the other …
The lion lowered his eyes, and then his head.
Submission.
Pleased, the Mngwa shifted his gaze to the tiger, his other senses having tracked the big cat the entire time.
He knew it would come down to this—the Mngwa versus the Bengal tiger. It always did.
The big cats circled, taking each other’s measure. They searched for an opening, an opportunity to attack with the least probability of an effective and bruising counterattack. The combatants knew each other well—style of combat, defensive and offensive tactics.
Speed, size, and agility were on the Mngwa’s side. Yet, the toxin from an animal no longer than an inch, the golden poison frog could kill a dozen men. Its tiny size and bright colors deceiving. Not, at a length of 120 inches and 43 inches of shoulder height, with a tail just as long, there was anything small about the Bengal tiger baring his gleaming white teeth at the Mngwa.
The Mngwa underestimated no one—no matter the outward appearance of the enemy. Even the cat of legend, if incautious, could taste the bitter tang of defeat. So he watched and waited and plotted the tiger’s downfall.
The tiger charged, all muscle and menace. His long, powerful legs ate up the distance between them, determined copper eyes all for the Mngwa.
The cat of legend braced himself, choosing to face the big cat head-on. He wanted this fight, the primal challenge that only a great beast like the Bengal tiger could give him. A glorious battle of fangs, fur, and claws that would push, force, and compel the Mngwa to prove his worth, his manhood, his undisputed dominance as the predator of predators.
Crash.
The ground shook - the Mngwa and tiger locked in a feral clench.
Biting.
Clawing.
Pulling.
Strong. The tiger was so strong. But not strong enough.
The Mngwa opened his mouth wide and clamped down on fur and flesh. The neck of his opponent was thick with rigid muscles and delicate veins. The pulse of the tiger’s life a strong, fast throbbing beat in the Mngwa’s deadly mouth.
The tiger whimpered his pain. Neither loud nor long. But enough, enough for the Mngwa’s ears to detect the effect of his attack. Yet the tiger fought on, as the Mngwa knew he would. As the Mngwa wanted him to, the tiger too stubborn, courageous, and fierce to submit so easily.
No, there was much fight left in the Bengal tiger.
He swiped at the Mngwa, vicious claws finding vulnerable underbelly and drawing blood. It hurt, but not enough for the bigger cat to release his vice grip. The Mngwa sank his teeth deeper into the side of the tiger’s neck, tasting blood and prideful were-cat magic.
Her gardenia scent slammed into his senses seconds before the Mngwa and the tiger were surrounded by a ring of raging fire. Breaking his hold on the smaller cat, the Mngwa turned to see an angry fire witch barreling toward them—green eyes cold, red-gold hair and long striped sundress blowing in a wind that came out of nowhere. Her deadly focus was all for the Bengal tiger who, unlike when he fought the Mngwa, trembled with fear.
Lightning hissed.
Thunder growled.
And fire witch magic crackled in the blistering summer air.
Dammit, he had to do something and fast. Retreating as far as he could go within the cage of fire, the Mngwa propelled himself forward, accelerating when he approached the heated barrier and jumped. With ease, he cleared the four-foot high ring of fire and landed, with an oompf, on top of a glaring Sanura.
“I can’t believe you just—”
He licked her. From the front ring bodice of her green-and-orange striped dress, up her toned shoulders and around the tie neck, and into thick hair covering an ear, the Mngwa tasted his witch.
“Get off me, you big furball. I can’t breathe.”
Satisfied and comfortable, the Mngwa nuzzled his witch’s face, neck, and her heaving breasts, unfazed by Sanura’s angry protestations. The only part of him that pinned the witch down was his massive head and part of his chest. But, the Mngwa supposed, even that much weight could be heavy on a woman who, while five-feet-ten-inches tall, weighed no more than 140 pounds. With a teasing snort that had a lock of her wavy hair flying upward and out of her eye, the Mngwa decided it best to give the fire breathing witch some relief.
With a single thought from Assefa—I’ll take care of our witch, my friend, go to sleep—the cat gave way to the man. A transformative effect where fur and hide succumbed to hair and skin, paws and claws shrank to hands and legs, and golden eyes, muzzle, and fangs retreated, waning under Assefa’s command.
“Is that better?” Assefa smiled down at his hot-tempered girlfriend, right before settling the whole of him on top of the whole of her.
Very nice. Sanura made for the best mattress—plush, lush and with the right amount of firmness.
“You’re naked.” A huffed complaint that did nothing to encourage Assefa to move off her.
“Of course. My Mngwa doesn’t like clothing.” He shifted on top of her, letting Sanura feel just how naked he was. “He thinks pants are too binding. What do you think?”
She closed her eyes and shook her head. “I think you need to worry more about that big damn tiger you were fighting rather than your Mngwa in boxers.”



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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Feasted On: Somerfield Park Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 386; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1374 KB | Expected Release Date: June 2, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Never Resist a Rake" [Somerfield Park Series, Book 2] by Mia Marlowe

Author's Book Description : Can he fool his new family?
John Fitzhugh Barrett, surprised to learn he is heir to a marquessate, is determined his new status won’t mean giving up his freedom. But as families from all over England descend upon Somerfield Park for the shooting season, their unmarried daughters are lining up to bag the newest trophy buck-him.

Or is he only fooling himself?
John’s instinct for self-preservation inspires him to divide his attentions between a scandalous young widow, and the safely ineligible Rebecca Kearsey, daughter of a destitute baron.

The charade gives John the illusion of controlling the game but when he loses his heart to the beautiful Rebecca, all bets are off.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! After believing all his life that he was a bastard of a Lord, John recently learns he is the legitimate heir to his father. However, still not taking kindly to the family who abandoned him, John goes to London (with his new title) and involves himself in enough debauchery to make the ton cringe. Yet, during one of his "excursions," he "officially" meets and saves Lady Rebecca (an impoverished baron's daughter). John finds to be the first person to talk to him with honesty and to whom makes him feel like the man he was prior to earning his title. Therefore, once John's family sics themselves on him she is the first one he asks to help him. But as their "friendship" turns into something more they'll have to maneuver more than just the ton's rules to find their "happily-ever-after."

This fast-paced novel keeps you on the edge of your seats as you follow John into his new "privileged" world. Quite the dashing fellow, he does pull off being a rake but it's John's vulnerability that endeared me to him while rooting for him to win Rebecca's heart. The multiple storylines were very intriguing, especially since you could tell they were still going from (book 1) while still asserting itself as a standalone quite seemingly. I am enamored with this novel, as all of the characters were entertaining!!

Yet my true love, from this novel, would have to be John. *HAPPY sigh* I think it was his disguised morals that won me over mostly. Then how he, a bit unintentionally, goes about winning Rebecca's hand in marriage was VERY charming. Plus, their steamy scenes didn't hurt either. 😉 While in ways they seem like an unconventional pair as they say like goes to like ... and they have more similarities than expected. A perfect match!

I HIGHLY recommend this series and novel to those looking for an exciting historical romance!!

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Book Teaser(s) :
She gasped at the sight of him.
"Don't be afraid." He knelt before her and took her hands.
"I'm not afraid, but you promised," she said. "You said you wouldn't peek."
"I didn't peek. I came around. I didn't promise not to do that."
"You...are a...a very bad man." Her hitching breaths made it hard to complete her sentence.
"That, my dear, is not in dispute."
Her sweet face crumpled. "And I shouldn't care a bit about what happens to you."
"No, you shouldn't."
"You should leave right now."
"I agree completely, Rebecca. I'm a very bad man. You shouldn't care about me a bit, and I ought to leave immediately. And yet, I'm not going to because I don't think you can get out of this wet gown without my help." ~ within Chapter 11
"Love is not love if it tries to make us earn it. It's freely given, or it's not worth a groat. Love takes us as we are, warts and all. And isn't that a good thing? Otherwise, none of us would ever taste a bit of that heaven this side of the grave." ~ within Chapter 27

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Feasted On: Amish Hearts Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 2320 KB | Release Date: May 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired | Obtained: Amazon

"An Amish Match" [Amish Hearts Series, Book 2] by Jo Ann Brown (aka J. A. Ferguson, Jo Ann Ferguson, Joanna Hampton, Rebecca North, & Marianne Ellis)

Author's Book Description : A Convenient Wedding

With a baby on the way, a toddler son to care for and a run-down farm, Amish widow Rebekah Burkholder is worried for her family's future. So when a kind, hardworking Amish widower with three children proposes marriage for sensible reasons, Rebekah accepts. She'll oversee Joshua Stoltzfus's household, be a loving mother to his children and try to reach his rebellious teenager. Joshua will make a wonderful father to her young son and the little one soon to be born. But as Rebekah unexpectedly falls for her new husband, dare she hope that Joshua will reopen his heart to love, too?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! Joshua and Rebekah are both young Amish widowers who have kids (with one more on the way) and have known each other for a long time (Joshua was the best friend of Rebekah’s husband), but after Joshua’s wife passed away four years prior the families had grown apart from one another. Not long after another tragedy brings them back together, Joshua (with the encouragement from his mother) proposes to Rebekah. They bring their lives together not out of love but to help one another. Yet they both are holding secrets from each other, will they be able to overcome them to become a happy family that they both desire/deserve? Or will their secrets end up hurting them both in the long run?

I was looking for an engaging Amish romance and I found one in this enticing novel! As I read it in one day! All of the characters (Rebekah, Joshua, and their children) were all charming and their story was so intriguing that I could NOT get enough of it! It could be why I was a bit disappointed that the ending finished as it did as I felt it could have been longer and/or Ms. Brown could have showed a greater relationship wrap-up between Joshua and Rebekah if there was a bit more to the scene when they were delivering of their boppli.

Nevertheless, I found Joshua and Rebekah’s relationship to be a sweet hesitant romance that was enjoyable to witness as their love grew for one another. While taking on major story topics, you see how this considerate couple brings their families together and slowly find that who they really need out of life is one another. They captivated me with their love story. I’m so happy they got together!

I recommend this novel to those hoping to find a riveting sweet Amish romance!

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : DreamSinger / Dream Singer

Book Teaser(s) :
"There's a big difference between taking care of your friend's family and..." She couldn't even say the word marry.
"But I haven't even taken care of you as I promised him."
"We've managed, and we will until I can sell the farm. Danki for your concern, Joshua. I appreciate what you are doing, but it's not necessary."
"I disagree. The fact remains I need a wife and you need a husband."
"You need a babysitter and I need a carpenter."
His lips twitched and she wanted to ask what he found amusing about this absurd conversation. ~ within Chapter 2
As soon as he'd finished his first cookie, Sammy had another and downed his milk with a gulp. He nodded when Rebekah asked him if he wanted more, then he looked across the table.
"Debbie!" He pointed with his cookie. "Milk, too?"
"Ja." Deborah grinned. "Danki, Sammy."
Rebekah refilled both glasses. "It sounds as if you've got a new name."
"He has trouble saying my whole name. So now we're Sammy and Debbie."
Wanda nodded. "That sounds perfect for a sister and brother."
"I have a lot of brothers now." The little girl leaned on the table. "Rebekah, please have a girl."
Though she secretly harbored the same hope, Rebekah replied, "We shall be blessed with the boppli God has chosen for us." ~ within Chapter 6

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Blog Tour - Unleashing Desire by Brooklyn Ann | Spreading the Word

Today I'm showing off Brooklyn Ann's "Unleashing Desire," which is the FORTH novel in her Brides of Prophecy Series!! [Blog Tour will run from August 16 - 31, 2016]





"Unleashing Desire"
[Brides of Prophecy Series, Book 4] by Brooklyn Ann

Author's Book Description :
    A setup so perfect… it might just be fate.

    Radu Nicolae has spent centuries in a guilt-induced hibernation beneath the ruins of his family castle. The only time he awakens is to feast on the occasional vampire hunter. When Lillian Holmes invades his lair, trying to kill him for a crime he did not commit, he decides it is time to rejoin the world. As he feeds on the inept, but delectable hunter and sees her memories, he realizes that he is being used as a weapon to murder her. Radu does not like being used.

    Agent Lillian Holmes, of the Abnormal Investigation Unit, is sent on a mission to kill the vampire who murdered her father. But when she tries to stake Radu, he awakens. When his fangs sink into her throat, she thinks she’s a goner. To her surprise, she wakes up a prisoner. Furthermore, Radu did not kill her father. The AIU killed Joe Holmes and sent Lillian to Radu to die.

    Together, they strike a bargain: Lillian will help Radu travel to the United States to reunite with his long lost twin brother. In return, he will help her take down the men who killed her father. As their relationship deepens on their journey, so does the danger. Not only must they keep government agents from finding out that Lillian is alive, but she also has a secret that will rock the foundations of the vampire world.

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About the Author :

Formerly an auto-mechanic, Brooklyn Ann thrives on writing romance featuring unconventional heroines and heroes who adore them. Author of historical paranormal romance in her critically acclaimed “Scandals with Bite” series, urban fantasy in the cult favorite, “Brides of Prophecy” novels, and the New Adult winner of the 2016 Reader’s Choice Award, “Hearts of Metal Series,” she provides love for the broken and strange.

She lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with her son, her cat, and a 1980 Datsun 210.


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Bite at First Sight

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Disappointmentville: Fool's Gold Series, Book 15.5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 563 KB; Audible – Unabridged; Audio CD - Audiobook | Expected Release Date: October 28, 2014 | Publisher: Harlequin : HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Yours for Christmas" [Fool's Gold Series, Book 15.5] by Susan Mallery

Author's Book Description : Step out of the winter chill and into the warmth of Fool's Gold, California, the charming small-town setting for a new holiday novella from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery

Famous former NFL stars don't date single working moms like Bailey Voss. She'll allow herself to daydream about Kenny Scott's muscles and killer smile, but wanting more would lead to post-holiday regret. Then Kenny volunteers to run a toy drive with Bailey, and she learns that he's not just hot...he's also generous, funny, nice. The whole package—tantalizingly out of reach.

The ache of past loss reminds Kenny why he needs to avoid getting too close to anyone. Especially to a gorgeous redhead and her adorable little girl. Mess it up, and he'd lose them both. Yet Kenny can only resist Bailey for so long. And as festive spirit spreads throughout the town, he's all wrapped up in Bailey's sweet, sexy kisses and determined to make this the first of many Christmases together...

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Over the holiday season, Kenny (an ex-pro football player) and Bailey (a widowed mother) are thrown together because Mayor Marsha needs them to help the children’s FWM Sprouts with their holiday service project. In doing so, while it opens them up to a unique romance, it also brings up old trust issues from Kenny’s past. Will they be able to overcome their pasts and have a great future or will friends be the closest they’ll be able to get?

While I am a huge fan of Ms. Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Series, this one didn’t capture my interest as greatly as I hoped. However, it kept up with the series’ usual hype with updates from the other characters. In addition, I enjoyed getting to know Bailey, Kenny, and Chloe. They became a sweet family that was intriguing to read about.

Though it wasn’t my favorite novella in this series I did like it and would recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Mallery looking for a sweet holiday romance.

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My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : May 2012

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : The Appeal of Romance - June 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5 | Book 6 | E-novella 2 / Book 6.1 | Book 7 | Book 8 | Book 9 | Book 12

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby | Barefoot Season

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Monday Update [September 13, 2010] | End of the year 2010 Update | Teaser Tuesdays: Only Yours | When & Where Are You? Thursdays: Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday | When & Where Are You? Thursdays: Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday | Winter Themed Books To Warm You Up During the 2011 Holiday Season | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2012 | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Summer Days | Teaser Tuesdays: Barefoot Season | "Waiting On" Wednesday: All Summer Long | BBAW 2012 :: What does book blogging mean to you? | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Second Sentence Saturday: Three Little Words


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"I hate all this stupid happiness," Taryn muttered.
Bailey grinned. "You need to get over that. Happiness is part of the tradition. It's good for you."
"No, it's not. Worse, I'm fighting hormones. I cried over a commercial last night. It was horrifying."
"There's so much more to come."
Bailey knew that Taryn was holding off on telling people about her pregnancy and couldn't wait for the news to come out.
"The toy thing was good," Taryn admitted. "Needy kids and all that." ~ within Chapter 11

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