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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Spreading the Word, #Review, & GC #Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Jayne Frost's "Fall With Me," which is her SECOND book in her Sixth Street Bands Series!!

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"Fall With Me"
[Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2] by Jayne Frost

Author's Book Description :
    As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

    That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

    With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

    That’s the plan, at least.

    Note: Though part of the Sixth Street Bands Series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Recommended for 18+ for adult content and language.

My Book Review :
    4.5 out of 5 stars!! During an “inconspicuous” visit to a local burger joint, Christian, the bassist for the famous rock band Caged, meets Melody (Mel). Their meeting is very unceremonious (except the fact that Melody gets fired) but when they unexpectedly meet up again at a local college’s science library their shared interests spark a fire in one another that explodes into something more. Yet even though they both know the score, will they want to give one another up when the time comes to finally go their separate ways?

    This is a heartwarming tale. 💖 It kept me intrigued from the very beginning with the grouchy Minnie Mouse and silly Batman, then even more so with the way Christian became undoubtingly hooked on Melody and her snarky ways. In addition... [READ MY FULL REVIEW, TWO TEASERS, BOOK PREVIEW & MORE]

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About the Author :

So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.


My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 2

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour: Gone for You by Jayne Frost | Interview, Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Cover Reveal, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaways | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word | My 2017 Best Book Couples List



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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Feasted On: Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 354; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1400 KB | Expected Release Date: December 6, 2016 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Sweet Southern Bad Boy" [Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 3] by Michele Summers

Author's Book Description : Katie McKnight loves her job. Not really. But Katie loves her dad and this job means everything to him. Which is why she's scouting for the perfect house to film a mini-series…and that house happens to be in Harmony, NC. Now if only Katie can convince the grouchy, disheveled but totally hunky owner his home is perfect for the next teen craze, she’ll be in business.

​Bestselling author, Vance Kerner has lost his mind along with his loafers and the notes to his next novel, under dirty dishes in his kitchen. Since babysitting his brother’s three kids, Vance hasn’t found a moments peace. So when California Katie knocks on his door, Vance doesn’t stop to ask questions. He simply yanks her inside and puts her in charge.

​Katie agrees to babysit, if Vance allows her film crew access to his property. Vance agrees to keep an open mind as long as he gets the peace he needs to write.

​But having Katie underfoot is anything but peaceful. And Vance is finding less and less time to write and more and more time to watch Katie weave a lovely spell on all the Kerners...especially him.

Can these two opposites find a common ground and the love they both deserve?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! Katie (Kathryn) has been called a free-spirit most of her life, though the term wasn’t one of endearment and it was something she always tried to curb because of her parents domineering ways. Therefore, when she meets Vance it is under the guise of trying to have him sign a contract so she’ll have the rights to use his house and land in one of her father’s upcoming movie productions as an attempt to get into good light with her Dad. Yet what seems so simple at first, turns into controlled chaos when Vance and Katie get into another arrangement all together. Now with their lives pushed together, they find shared common ground, shared passions, but what will happen with them once their deadline arrives and their arrangement ends? Will they find that being together is truly where their hearts are at, or is moving on best for the both of them?

An unexpected delight that knocked me out of left field. I had been hearing about this novel non-stop for a while, and because I really enjoyed Ms. Summers’ "Not So New In Town" (Book 2), I was excited to check this novel out too. Yet though it had the charming dynamic, I anticipated from a Ms. Summers novel I was surprised when the plot hits you sideways and takes you on a ride that you didn’t foresee coming. All in all, after the paced picked up after the beginning, I became enchanted with this story of “women power” and having Katie find that true family is one who cares for you no matter what, even if they aren’t blood related.

Although I say all of that, Pirate Man and California Cupcake, i.e. Vance and Katie REALLY steal the show. It’s not just their instant attraction or the way they ARE the main characters, I mean they both have a vivacious quality about them they was compelling to read about; even during times when I struggled reading through parts. In addition, I liked how both Vance and Katie turned around their circumstances, which from my perspective made them both very powerful characters. It doesn’t hurt that they are just perfect for one another … I mean … come on. 😉

What also sealed the deal for this novel, for me, was being back in Harmony, North Carolina. It has a crazy cast of characters, yes, but you cannot help but wish you could find a way to visit all of them too. PLUS, the updates on the previous characters were fun too!

Overall, I recommend this novel to those who are fans of the Harmony Homecomings Series, fans of Ms. Summers, and/or are looking for a quirky contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Find My Way Home (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Find My Way Home (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Not So New In Town (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Not So New In Town (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Sweet Southern Trouble (Book 4) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Sweet Southern Trouble (Book 4)


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My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : December 2016

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : "Sweet Southern Bad Boy" is now casting actors for the main couple - November 2016

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Not So New In Town | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Spreading the Word & Halloween Weekend Novel Giveaway | Blog Tour - Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Casting Call Spotlight, Spreading the Word, & Novel Giveaway | Blog Tour - Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Interview, Spreading the Word, & Novel Giveaway

Author's Novel Extras : Sweet Southern Bad Boy (Book 3) - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : ​Find My Way Home (Book 1) - Overview | Not So New In Town (Book 2) - Overview | Sweet Southern Trouble (Book 4) - Overview

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Book Teaser(s) :
Vance got busy scribbling his information on a piece of scrap paper. "I'm actually pretty good with kids," she said, smiling, hoping to reassure him---and herself---as he handed her the paper. "You, on the other hand, have the handwriting of a psychopath," she murmured, trying to make out his chicken scratch. "Is that a five or an eight?" ~ within Chapter 1
Katie held her breath, wondering how she'd ended up here. And when she meant here, she meant inside this beautiful but oh-so-masculine bedroom with Harmony's hottie playboy standing so close she only had to sway a half inch and her back would be touching his well-defined front. Holy cliffhanger. ~ within Chapter 6

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Feasted On: Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 2168 KB | Release Date: December 15, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Fall With Me" [Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2] by Jayne Frost

Author's Book Description :

As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I’m upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I’m never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

That’s the plan, at least.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! During an “inconspicuous” visit to a local burger joint, Christian, the bassist for the famous rock band Caged, meets Melody (Mel). Their meeting is very unceremonious (except the fact that Melody gets fired) but when they unexpectedly meet up again at a local college’s science library their shared interests spark a fire in one another that explodes into something more. Yet even though they both know the score, will they want to give one another up when the time comes to finally go their separate ways?

This is a heartwarming tale. 💖 It kept me intrigued from the very beginning with the grouchy Minnie Mouse and silly Batman, then even more so with the way Christian became undoubtingly hooked on Melody and her snarky ways. In addition, I loved the way Ms. Frost integrated the other important secondary characters from her Sixth Street Bands Series into “Fall With Me” giving us fun updates while letting us get more info about some characters we still are learning about.

What sealed my enjoyment about this novel the most was Melody and Christian, of course. From how they shared the same intellectual passions to how they never let their different living situations bother them to how they ended up truly caring for one another … I was enchanted! Christian and Melody are such a great pair that I wish I could get to read more about them somehow. Their novel is a “nerdy” rockstar romance and they make it just so sweet.

I recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Frost and/or are looking for a unique spicy contemporary rockstar romance.

-- On a side note --
Also, though it’s part of a series this novel can be read as a standalone too. 😉

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Smashwords (e-Book) USD : Gone For You (Book 1)


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My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2015

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

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour: Gone for You by Jayne Frost | Interview, Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Cover Reveal, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaways | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word

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Author's Series Extras : Sixth Street Bands Series - Overview

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Book Teaser(s) :
"There's really no excuse for you, sweetheart," I deadpanned.
Sweetheart? I wasn't sure if she had a heart---sweet or otherwise. But she damn sure tasted sweet. Cherry lip balm lingered on my lips from the searing kiss, the memory of her velvet tongue sending a tingle to the base of my spine.
Seizing the moment, and her blessed silence, I slid my hand into hers. "You're rude, arrogant, and presumptuous, just like I said. But you're also kind of cute. So I guess I'll let you buy me a cup of coffee and tell me all about your research." ~ within Chapter 2

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Feasted On: Leadville, Colorado Series, Book 5

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 2622 KB | Release Date: January 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired : Historical | Obtained: Harlequin.com

"For the Sake of the Children" [Leadville, Colorado Series, Book 5] by Danica Favorite

Author's Book Description : The Nanny Agreement

Widower Silas Jones needs a mother for his daughter, and marriage could help his former sweetheart repair her tattered reputation. Yet he can't blame Rose Stone when she refuses a marriage of convenience after he once broke her heart, marrying another woman to save his family's farm. He's blessed Rose agrees to be his nanny. If only she'd look at him again with the warmth she shows little Milly…

Rose's tarnished past hasn't quelled her spirit. She's building a good life in Colorado with her infant son—and the glimmer of a future with Silas. But when his in-laws try to claim Milly, Rose must decide if the makeshift family she and Silas have forged can reopen her heart to love.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! When they were younger Silas and Rose were inseparable. They were each other's secret friends and confidants while they dreamed of running away and marrying one another. Yet that all came crashing down after Silas marries his neighbor Annie in hopes of saving his family's farm instead. Now three years later, Silas is a widower and Rose's reputation has been questioned more than once because of her new son. But as circumstances bring their lives back together again will they reconcile their pasts in hopes for a future together or will everything between them be too much to overcome?

This was a novel about receiving and accepting redemption from past sins. The depth that Rose goes through to make sure everyone around her was cared for truly touched me. In addition, Milly's relationship with Rose was so sweet. What can I say other than, I was charmed!

Then when you throw in Silas and Rose's rocky past and how difficult their new start together is, makes it hard not to root for the two of them to be together. As the relationship, that they shared was one that would last through just about anything IF they planned to stick it out no matter what.

I recommend this to those wanting a sweet historical Christian romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Rocky Mountain Dreams (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Lawman's Redemption (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Shotgun Marriage (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Nanny's Little Matchmakers (Book 4)


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Author's Novel Extras : For the Sake of the Children (Book 5) - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Leadville Historical Romance Series - Overview | Research on Leadville, Colorado | Rocky Mountain Dreams (Book 1) - Overview | The Lawman's Redemption (Book 2) - Overview | Shotgun Marriage (Book 3) - Overview | The Nanny's Little Matchmakers (Book 4) - Overview | An Unlikely Mother (Book 6) - Overview


Book Teaser(s) :
"I missed you, my doxy."
Rose stilled. "What did you just call me?"
"My doxy." Milly grabbed Rose's face with both hands then planted a wet kiss on her cheek. "That's what Granmudder calls you. The doxy. An' you're mine."
Milly eased back into Rose's lap, then rested her head on her chest, closing her eyes. "Granmudder not cuddle like you."
Rubbing the little girl's back, Rose blinked back tears, trying to focus more on the loving way Milly spoke to her rather than the horrible word she used. How was she supposed to even address it? They didn't use words like that in their home, even if they were true.
"Rosey?" Milly lifted her head and looked up. "Did you miss me?"
She planted a kiss on Milly's forehead. "Of course I did."
Matthew let out a small cry. Milly jumped up. "He go back to sleep. He no share you when I wif Granmudder, so is my turn."
The look Milly gave her nearly broke Rose's heart. "See? I know sharing. I teach Ma-few." ~ within Chapter 12

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Made the Grade: Vegas Nights Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 84; Kindle Edition - File Size: 669 KB | Expected Release Date: July 21, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing : Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Wild Nights" [Vegas Nights Series, Book 3] by Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy)

Author's Book Description : A guy of her own? She’s not holding her breath—until he steals it away.

Natalie’s girls-only weekend in Vegas is shot to hell, thanks to her friends ditching her for very sexy, very famous guys. Not that she blames them. She knows what lonely feels like. A nurse’s long hours leave little time for a social life.

Then she collides with and spills her drink all over a very fine, very exposed male chest. A chest belonging to Noah Wilde, lead singer for the infamous Wilde & Wicked rock band. Thankfully, he’s merely amused as she tries to take care of the mess she made.

Noah sure would like to make a mess of the gorgeous, petite lady with luminous blue eyes. There’s no resisting the urge to tempt her along for an adventurous night of gambling, drinking, eating, and sin.

But during the harsh light of day, Noah has a change of heart. Not about the fact he likes Natalie—a lot. He’s not sure he wants to drag this sweet lady through his sordid life. Even though sparing her could cost them both a chance at forever.

Product Warnings: Contains a nurse who thought she knew all there was to know about anatomy, and a rock god who’s about to show her a few spots she missed. To say they both hit the jackpot would be an understatement.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Looking to take a little brake Natalie (Nat) took a weekend vacation to Las Vegas with her two best friends for a girls getaway, only to end up at an exclusive party the first night and get ditched by her friends. Yet, things start to look up after she catches the eye of Noah the lead singer of a hot rock band Wilde & Wicked. Sparks fly and soon what was meant to be a just a wild weekend turns into something a whole lot more … but is the infatuation all one-sided?

Steamy and sweet. This quick read leaves you wanting more but satisfied with the sweet way it all wraps up. I recommend it to those looking for a steamy rockstar romance novella!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Wicked Weekend (Book 0.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Reckless Nights (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Endless Nights (Book 2)

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Scandalous

Author's Novel Extras : Wild Nights (Book 3) - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Wicked Weekend (Book 0.5) - Overview | Reckless Nights (Book 1) - Overview | Endless Nights (Book 2) - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
All of his baser instincts were coming out in full force tonight. All over a little sprite of a girl who tasted and felt like heaven. ~ within Chapter 6
Natalie kept him on his toes. She said whatever was on her mind, she got mad at him when chicks rarely did, plus she was so incredibly responsive. She was fucking perfect for him.
So perfect it was almost scary. ~ within Chapter 7

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Feasted On: Araneae Nation Series, Book 5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 208; Kindle Edition - File Size: 992 KB | Expected Release Date: December 30, 2014 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing : Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"A Veil of Secrets" [Araneae Nation Series, Book 5] by Hailey Edwards

Author's Book Description : Some secrets are best forgotten.

Fresh from the battlefields of Erania, Marne rides south with Edan, headed for the city of Beltania. Among the Mimetidae guards accompanying them is Asher, who’s been a thorn in her side since the day they met. He’s rude and abrasive…yet he was the first to volunteer as escort.

Marne dreams of a fresh start where no one knows who—or what—she is. But first, they must cross the veil. Rumor has it spirits haunt that grim stretch of road, and unwary travelers who enter are never heard from again.

Veil or no veil, Asher is honor bound to see Marne safely to her new home. Though truth be told, Marne leaving Erania is the last thing he wants. This journey is his final chance to convince her distance will only make his heart grow fonder.

When Edan is lost to the mists, Marne is trapped in a strange land with no allies—with a man who draws her closer every day. Closer to her heart, and her secrets. Secrets she must reveal if they are to save the one man bent on tearing them apart.

Warning: This book contains one heroine willing to fly into the face of danger and the hero who gives her heart wings. This adventure is BYOM, Bring Your Own Meal. Trust me, where we’re going, takeout is to die for. Literally.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! All of Marne's life it has been her and her brother against the world. Then not long after they both escape their life of slavery, Marne got turned into a harbinger (a thing of death) yet her brother sorta saves her .... now years later while still running away from Marne's "marker" she finds herself moving into another life changing situation that could either make or break her. Will she be able to overcome everything while creating a future for herself that she never dared to dream of before?

This enthralling novel hooked me from the beginning. Even though I haven't read all of this series I wasn't lost as Marne's situation as it is plainly laid out. I liked this novel that was full of women power and how Marne comes into her own "maturity." Plus, I enjoyed the subtle romance that blooms between Marne and Asher. It was very sweet.

Though my only wish for this novel is that Asher and Marne's storyline didn't end as abruptly as it did, I would definitely recommend this novel to those who are fans of this series, fans of Ms. Edwards, and/or those looking for a unique fantasy romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Heart of Ice (Prequel / Book 0.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Hint of Frost (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Feast of Souls (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Cast of Shadows (Book 2.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Time of Dying (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Kiss of Venom (Book 3.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : A Breath of Winter (Book 4)


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My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Prequel / Book 0.5

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

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Author's Series Extras : Araneae Nation Series - Overview | A Heart of Ice - Overview & Excerpt | A Hint of Frost - Overview & Excerpt | A Feast of Souls - Overview & Excerpt | A Cast of Shadows - Overview & Excerpt | A Time of Dying - Overview & Excerpt | A Kiss of Venom - Overview & Excerpt | A Breath of Winter - Overview & Excerpt | Pronunciation Key | Araneae Nation Glossary | Second World Creatures

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"What was easier?"
"You are the loveliest female I have ever seen," he said softly. "I can see why your husband has fought against such odds to keep you by his side, even though he must realize it will end badly. How cruel the gods are to allow such a creature to wear your beauty when all you touch withers and dies." ~ within Chapter 2
"I'll do the talking." Asher's voice cut through the silence.
"I suppose I will do the listening then. Perhaps nod appropriately to punctuate your points."
His sigh was long suffering. "I don't trust you to negotiate in your current state of mind."
Amusement laced my voice. "What state of mind is that?"
He scoffed. "No male alive would answer that question if he wanted to remain breathing." ~ within Chapter 6
"I think I liked you better when you scowled and grunted at me."
He twisted his face into his best scowl, the expression far more familiar than his smile.
"There." He crossed his arms over his chest. "Is that any better?"
"It's too late now." I sighed for dramatic effect. "You've proven yourself kind and capable."
He jerked his chin aside, shunning me. "Flattery will get you nowhere with me."
"Fine." I rotated my tender shoulders. "You're a brute. Satisfied?"
He tilted his head. "As I said, flattery will get you nowhere." ~ within Chapter 12

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Feasted On: Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard

Format: Paperback | Pages: 235 | Release Date: May 6, 2014 | Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens | Obtained: Burkes Outlet

"Fool Me Twice" [If Only . . . Series, Book 1] by Mandy Hubbard (aka Amanda Grace)

Author's Book Description : Enjoy "Fool Me Twice" and the other standalone titles in Bloomsbury's contemporary If Only romance line centered around an impossible problem: you always want what you can't have!

Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple . . . until he dumped her and broke her heart. Fast-forward a year and they're back where they first met-Serenity Ranch and Spa, where they are once again working together for the summer. Talk about awkward.

Then, Landon takes a nasty fall and gets amnesia. Suddenly, he's stuck in the past-literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when he and Mack were still together, so now he's calling her pet names and hanging all over her. It's the perfect chance for revenge. The plan is simple: keep Landon at arm's length, manipulate him so he's the one falling love, and then BAM, dump him. There's just one problem: Mack can't fall for Landon all over again.

The If Only romance line is all about wanting what you can't have, and Mandy Hubbard's hilarious break-up/love story is sure to captivate anyone who has ever wished for a second shot at love.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A year ago, Mackenzie (Mack) and Landon had an unexpected whirlwind romance while working at Serenity Ranch and Spa during their summer vacation before they had to start their senior year of high school. It was a great romance up until their senior year began and Landon broke Mackenzie’s heart by getting back together with his ex-girlfriend. So now, as high school is over and they are both working at the ranch again, Mackenzie’s biggest goal is to get revenge on Landon for hurting her so much. Then when Landon gets into an accident causing him to suffer amnesia and for him to believe they are a couple again, Mackenzie has the perfect opportunity for her revenge, which is if she can keep her heart from falling for him all over again too.

This fun, flirty, horror movie quoting novel is one that will keep you guessing from beginning to end, as Mackenzie goes about to either earn Landon’s love or finally get her revenge. Though some twists I saw coming a mile away, this novel’s charming ending blew me away. Mackenzie is one to push the limits but is still learning who she wants to be while Landon is a “good-ole boy” whose main goal is to not become just like his father, yet during their “second time around” at romance they find they have more in common with one another then they first thought. In truth, they are a perfect couple full of playful banter with tons of pranking. My only wish would be if it could be longer, and that I could’ve hated Natalie more. 😂 😋

I recommend it to those looking for a playful contemporary sweet romance that is right in between the YA and NA age groups.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Prada & Prejudice | You Wish

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We face each other, and the smile slips from my face as I see the intensity of his look. He steps towards me, cupping his hands around the back of my neck, and pulls me to him.
I'm breathless as our lips touch for the first time in nearly a year. His are soft, warm, so perfect, that I find myself leaning into it, the world around us disappearing. It's him and me and the night and nothing more.
And then the fireworks explode above us. ~ within Chapter 21
"I would never reveal my accomplices," he says.
"Of course it's plural," Bailey mutters under her breath. "He probably had half the cowboys on this ranch filling Solo cups all morning. How did we not catch wind of this?"
I ignore Bailey's commentary and stare down Landon instead. "We'll get you back for this you know," I say.
Landon grins. "Aw, just look at your face; 'it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet.'"
I drop my jaw. "Shaun of the Dead does not count as a classic horror movie. It's a satire at best. A total blight on zombie movies everywhere."
His grin just widens, so I shake my head and close our cabin door, not ready to deal with dumping out the water and stacking up thousands of cups. Landon is entirely too smug over there in the shade, enjoying his tea. ~ within Chapter 25

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