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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Made the Grade: Second Chances Series, Book 6

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 550 KB | Expected Release Date: April 5, 2016 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"Catching Summer" [Second Chances Series, Book 6] by L. P. Dover

Author's Book Description : Hailed by Heidi McLaughlin as a bestselling author who “knows how to create the men who make us swoon,” L. P. Dover returns with an edgy, emotionally gripping Second Chances novel about a beautiful widow who can't resist a chiseled NFL player.

Former nurse Summer Jacobs has seen her fair share of suffering, but she never expected tragedy to hit so close to home. After watching her husband die in the MMA ring, Summer spends the next two years fighting her way through the darkness. The last thing she needs is another hardheaded athlete turning her life upside down. But that's exactly what happens when she meets a gridiron star who's as skilled at stealing hearts as he is at snagging passes.

Carolina Cougars wide receiver Evan Townsend usually has no problem winning fans, so he's intrigued when Summer shoots down his go-to plays for winning a woman's attention. Never one to back down from a challenge, Evan turns up the heat, setting off sparks that neither can deny. But as his slow seduction begins to chase away Summer's pain, he gets the feeling that someone is desperate to keep them apart. Now Evan will do anything to protect her—because he never misses a chance to make a perfect catch.

Advance praise for "Catching Summer"

“L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

“L. P. Dover masterfully weaves together agonizing heartbreak and swoon-worthy romance with ultimate suspense. This second-chance love story had me flipping the pages from the very first scene, craving more with each twist and turn.”—USA Today bestselling author L. B. Simmons

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a heart-wrenching tale about a woman (Summer) who is just recently getting over the tragic loss of her husband, along with his murder, and trying to start her life over with Evan, a football star that she's known for the past two years. However, there are people who are willing to do anything to keep Summer and Evan apart for good, even if that means brake-ins and killing others to get the results they want. Will the others succeed or will Summer and Evan’s love conquer all?

Okay, while I still agree with my earlier rant/statement, about how Summer’s naiveté when it came to people was pretty ridiculous, I will say that I'm glad I stuck with this novel because it's ending made up for how Summer handles the middle. Because of Summer and Evan getting to know one another over the past two years as friends that meant that when they finally stepped up to take their relationship to the next level (at the beginning of this novel) it was rushed but special. Their relationship was inevitable and charming. I loved the way Evan finally won Summer over and his possessive ways of caring for her. They were hotly sweet together. My only wish is that I could've liked Summer more; it was just hard to put up with/read about the things she believed were okay to do while in a relationship with someone else.

Overall, though, I still DO recommend this novel to those looking for a suspenseful contemporary sports romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Smashwords (e-Book) : Love's Second Chance (Book 1) | Smashwords (e-Book) : What He Wants (Book 1.5) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Trusting You (Book 2) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Meant for Me (Book 3) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Fighting for Love (Book 4) | Smashwords (e-Book) : Intercepting Love (Book 5) | Smashwords (e-Book) : One Taste (Book 5.5) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Love’s Second Chance (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Trusting You (Book 2) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Meant for Me (Book 3) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Fighting for Love (Book 4) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Intercepting Love (Book 5) | Kobo (e-Book) : Defending Hayden (Book 7) | Amazon (Kindle) : Love's Second Chance (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : What He Wants (Book 1.5) | Amazon (Kindle) : Trusting You (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) : Meant for Me (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) : Fighting for Love (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) : Intercepting Love (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) : One Taste (Book 5.5) | Amazon (Kindle) : Defending Hayden (Book 7)

Amazon (Kindle) : Catching Summer (Book 6)
Smashwords (e-Books) : Second Chances Series
Amazon (Paperbacks) : Second Chances Series

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : My CATCHING SUMMER by L. P. Dover halfway breakdown

Author's Novel Extras : Preorder Catching Summer!

Book Teaser(s) :
Sometimes you just have to break the rules. I had a feeling I was about to break a ton of them ... and I couldn't wait. ~ within Chapter 5 - titled 'Summer'

CATCHING SUMMER by L.P. Dover -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Saturday, February 27, 2016
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by L. P., then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Disappointmentville: The Tiger's Protection Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 90; Kindle Edition - File Size: 3587 KB | Expected Release Date: February 24, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Diane Hills

"Protected by the Tiger" [The Tiger's Protection Series, Book 2] by Diane Hills

Author's Book Description : Eternity is a very long time, it should be spent with someone who makes you happy, who makes you want to wake up each day, someone who you love and loves you back.

A new job, new home, and new life has Caroline going to her first day of work with a can-do attitude, unfortunately for her two men are about to change her life.

Protector and Alpha-Male-Tiger-Shifter, Zane, is sent in to stop the kidnapping of Caroline.

Caroline has an extremely pure Alpha-Female-Bear-Shifter bloodline and has been raised to believe she can only be mated to an Alpha-Male-Bear-Shifter.

Zane’s immediate connection with her starts as soon as he sees her picture.

Caroline feels the strong attraction as well.

When her father finds the Bear-Shifter for her, she has a choice to make, Zane or her bloodline, but will Zane be able to let go of her…

For fans of Milly Taiden and T. S. Joyce stories!

Each book in the The Tiger's Protection series can be read as a standalone and has a guaranteed HEA, no cliffhanger!

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. All of Caroline’s life she believed that her “step-father” turned her into a bear shifter when she was little and over the years, he drilled into her the fact that she NEEDS to mate with an alpha-male-bear-shifter to keep the bloodline pure. Now her parents are divorced and her “step-father” off to who-knows-where Caroline decides to start her life over in Atlanta, Georgia. Yet, not long after she starts her new job Zane, a hot tiger shifter, comes into her life claiming that he’s her mate and there to save her. Will Caroline decide to go against everything she’s been raised to believe or follow the path she’s always been on no matter the costs?

I’m trying to review this novella critically but it’s hard, mostly because this novella being written in a third person narrative that I am not a fan of reading. Plus, it was hard to read about a shifter (i.e. Caroline) who doesn’t trust their instincts and instead follows blindly along what they’ve been taught even though all the evidence points that to do so is a bad decision. Therefore I had to rate this novella the 2 out of 5 stars that I did. The two saving graces to this novella was Zane and the plot! I really enjoyed this novella’s backstory. And Zane. *happy sigh* I could not get enough of that man! =0)

NEVERTHELESS, I DO recommend this novella to those looking for a unique shifter romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) : Saved by the Tiger (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) : Saved by the Tiger (Book 1) | Amazon (Audible) : Saved by the Tiger (Book 1)

IndieBound (Paperback) : Protected by the Tiger (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) : Protected by the Tiger (Book 2)

Amazon (Paperback) : Protected by the Tiger (Book 2)

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

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters :

Book Teaser(s) :
He took her hand and held it to his heart. “Feel that, Caroline?”
His heart beat hard beneath his chest and the pace was fast. “It’s your heartbeat.”
“It beats harder for you. For you alone, it does that. From the moment I saw your face in a picture it’s beat hard for you.” ~ within the Chapter titled 'Perplexing Attraction'

PROTECTED BY THE TIGER by Diane Hills -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Made the Grade: King of Prey Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 466 KB | Release Date: February 5, 2012 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"King of Prey" [King of Prey Series, Book 1] by Mandy M. Roth (aka Reagan Hawk, Kennedy Kovit, Rory Michaels, & Elle Spencer)

Author's Book Description : Paranormal Bird Shifter Romance

In a place where realms combine and portals open passages to the unknown, a prophecy speaks of fertility being restored to his people through the taking of King Kabril’s mate.

The prophecy neglects to mention she lacks something vital to his kind—wings. Kabril, King of the Buteos Regalis has no interest in taking a human mate. His kind believes humans are dirty, vile creatures who rely on machines to lift them into the air. The last place he wants to go in search of his mate is Earth, but he’s left no choice.

Never did he expect to find love on a planet with one moon, people who lack wings and a stubborn vixen who makes his heart soar. When he does, he fears the truth about who and what he truly is will steal it away. Little does he know his enemies fully intend on doing the taking.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, Kabril is the King of the Buteos Regalis (the hawk shifters) and has been told by his Oracle that his mate has been found. The only trouble (for him as he dislikes them) is that his mate happens to be human. Therefore, he travels to Earth's realm to meet his mate and ends up with Rayna, a wildlife photographer. As they get to know one another they form an extraordinary bond but once outside forces try to kidnap Rayna and what Kabril is finally comes to light will that bond keep their relationship together in the end?

This fast-paced read keeps you on your toes and laughing the whole way through. It's an erotic romance that I couldn't help but smile about; mostly because of Kabril's blunders. I appreciated that while this novel is fast-paced it didn't feel rushed, by skipping ahead throughout their romance made it so the reader can feel like Kabril and Rayna are building a memorable relationship. Together they were a unique pair, a pair that becomes a united front against anyone wanting to separate them while bringing out a lightheartedness into each other’s lives.

I recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Roth and/or those who like humorous erotic paranormal romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : A View to a Kill (Book 2) | IndieBound (Paperback) : Prince of Pleasure (Book 5) | Amazon (e-Book) : A View to a Kill (Book 2) | Amazon (e-Book) : Master of the Hunt (Book 3) | Amazon (e-Book) : Rise of the King (Book 4) | Amazon (e-Book) : Prince of Pleasure (Book 5) | Amazon (e-Book) : Prince of Flight (Book 6)

IndieBound (Paperback) : King of Prey (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) : King of Prey (Book 1)

Amazon (Paperback) : King of Prey (Book 1)

Amazon (Audible – Unabridged) : King of Prey (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) : King of Prey Series
Amazon (Paperbacks) : King of Prey Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Best Intentions | Broken Communication

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Made the Grade: Taming the Alpha by 20+ Fabulous Authors

Author's Series Extras : King of Prey Series - Overview

Author's Book/Series Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
“Considering breaking our agreement?” asked Sachin, walking into the room from the back hall, carrying yet another box. The old home seemed to posses limitless boxes, filled with what Sachin had explained were keepsakes, though they meant little to Kabril.
Kabril cast Sachin a warning look. “And if I am?”
“I shall mock you without mercy for centuries for being a coward.”
“A what?”
“One without honor or bravery,” returned Sachin. He looked very smug.
“I am dangerously close to killing you.” Kabril touched his side, where he normally kept a sword.
“I know,” said Sachin, setting down the box. “Why do you think I disarmed you upon our arrival?” ~ within Chapter 4
“I swear, around you, Kabril, I have two left feet and I’d forget my head if it wasn’t attached.”
He paled. “Your head can detach?”
She laughed and pushed past him, mindful of the steep ledge. ~ within Chapter 10

Book Preview(s) :
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Feasted On: Love in Bloom by Delilah Devlin

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 185 KB | Expected Release Date: January 29, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Delilah Devlin

"Love in Bloom" by Delilah Devlin

Author's Book Description : When Amanda meets her old high-school crush, he doesn’t remember her. A bouquet of flowers and a lost towel spark an affair neither one will forget.

This is a 5000-word erotic short story. It may be short in length, but it’s not short in passion!

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Are you looking for a flirty fun story that will make you laugh and enjoy a good romance too? Than this novella is the one for you! Amanda (Mandy) & Dustin are cute and captivating in their sweet erotic romance! I wish I could have read more about them. I definitely recommend this to anyone wishing for a quick and humorous erotic romance to read!!

Purchase This Book Here :

Amazon (Kindle) : Love in Bloom

Author's Novel Extras : Love in Bloom - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :

LOVE IN BLOOM by Delilah Devlin Fan Page -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to assault you.”
“Since I didn’t exactly conduct myself like a lady either, I forgive you.”
He cleared his throat, and one hand went to the knot at his hips to hold the towel in place.
She breathed a little easier.
“Who are you?”
Mandy rolled her eyes. “The delivery girl for Passionate Posies.”
“Your name.”
“You always this stubborn?”
One corner of his mouth kicked up. “I’ve never exposed myself to someone whose name I don’t even know.”
“Well, let me be the first. I have to go.” Since he still cut off the exit with his bulky frame, she gave him a pointed stare. “Nice seeing you again.” ~ within the novella/short story as there isn't any chapters

Book Preview(s) :
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Made the Grade: Doctor’s Orders Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 466 KB | Release Date: February 5, 2012 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Babies in the Bargain" [Doctor’s Orders Series, Book 1] by Mona Risk

Author's Book Description : With only one year left to complete her medical training in Neonatology, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not the drop-dead gorgeous Dr. Marc Suarez who broke her heart seven years ago.

When a tragic accident transforms the carefree playboy into a dedicated but novice father to his nephew, Holly gives in to her maternal instincts and turns her structured life upside down for the orphaned preemie. But can she learn to trust Marc again and believe in true love?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Old lovers meet again seven years later, one still feels betrayed but when an orphaned baby boy comes into their lives, he unintentionally brings them back together. Will helping one another out be enough to start up their relationship again?

What can I say about this novel? It was a dramatically captivating read about two lovers muddling their way through a tremulous relationship while hoping for more to happen between them. I was riveted with this not-so-realistic sounding fairytale-style doctor romance. The plot was intriguing and though I didn't like either Holly or Marc at times I was captivated at how their romance would turn out.

I recommend this novel to those looking for a doctor/newborn baby romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (e-Book) : Right Name, Wrong Man (Book 2) | Amazon (e-Book) : No More Lies (Book 3)

Amazon (Kindle) : Babies in the Bargain (Book 1)

Amazon (Paperback) : Babies in the Bargain (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) : Doctor's Orders Box Set

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters :

Author's Novel Extras : BABIES in the BARGAIN free today

Author's Series Extras : Doctor’s Orders Box Set

Book Teaser(s) :
“Marc Collier. Hmm.”
Marc stared at her, wondering if the juxtaposition of their names meant something special. A symbol of them being together?
Or an omen? ~ within Chapter 5

BABIES IN THE BARGAIN by Mona Risk, Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Preview(s) :
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Made the Grade: Paradise Animal Clinic Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 224; Kindle Edition - File Size: 550 KB | Expected Release Date: February 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Special Edition | Obtained: NetGalley

"A Valentine for the Veterinarian" [Paradise Animal Clinic Series, Book 2] by Katie Meyer

Author's Book Description : IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS…AND BABIES?

When charismatic K-9 cop Alex Santiago shows up at Paradise Animal Clinic with a tiny gray kitten in his jacket, something inside Dr. Cassie Marshall shifts. The overworked single mom and veterinarian had been sure her plate was already full. Yet something about Alex's coffee-brown eyes has made her reconsider. Surely she can make room in her heart for just one more.

But two? When Cassie learns she is pregnant after a hot night with Alex, she panics. How can she handle one man, his dog, her little girl, their cat and a baby? Her sexy deputy sheriff has made no bones about wanting a simple relationship. So how can she tell her love-shy Valentine that their already full menagerie is about to be visited by the stork?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. After a bad experience at his old job, Alex moves to Paradise so he can get a fresh start. There he meets Cassie and her young daughter Emma who quickly make him change his plans in more ways than one...

This was a very sweet romance!! Emma, Rex, and Trouble charmed me!! They were just adorable!! Reading about Cassie and Alex together and how their relationship grew was enjoyable; however, their relationship is rushed and has many missteps, which made me not enjoy the flow as much. Mostly the end of the novel had a great wrap-up however it was and wasn't what I had hoped for Alex and Cassie.

Nevertheless, I DO recommend this novel to those looking for a sweet contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : The Puppy Proposal (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : The Puppy Proposal (Book 1) | Amazon (Hardcover) : The Puppy Proposal (Book 1) | Amazon (Mass Market Paperback) : The Puppy Proposal (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : Do You Take This Daddy? (Book 3) | Amazon (Mass Market Paperback) : Do You Take This Daddy? (Book 3)

IndieBound (Paperback) : A Valentine for the Veterinarian (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) : A Valentine for the Veterinarian (Book 2)

Amazon (Paperback) : A Valentine for the Veterinarian (Book 2)

Amazon (Mass Market Paperback) : A Valentine for the Veterinarian (Book 2)
Amazon (Paperbacks) : Paradise Animal Clinic Series

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: A Valentine for the Veterinarian

Author's Novel Extras :

Author's Series Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
"Are you taking Mommy and me to the dance?"
"Oh, no, honey, Alex didn't mean---"
"I'd be honored to escort you and your mother to the dance." He winked at Cassie. "In fact, that's really why I stopped by. To formally invite you to be my dates."
"Yes!" Emma pumped her little fist. "I told Mommy you were going to be our valentine."
Alex raised his eyebrows. "Is that right?"
"Uh-huh." ~ within Chapter 13

Book Preview(s) :
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Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Ultimate Best Book Couple

I would like to take a moment to CONGRATULATE

Sunny & Michael

as the FAN's Choice as our

2016 Ultimate Best Book Couple!!

Find out more about this fun couple in their Cinderella-esque novel "Just the Way You Aren't" by Lynda Simmons along with the rest of the 2016 Best Book Couples HERE!!

Purchase "Just the Way You Aren't" Here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Just the Way You Aren't

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Just the Way You Aren't

CONGRATS TO SUNNY, MICHAEL, & Lynda Simmons, Author!! See our Congratulations Post here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2016/02/2016-ultimate-best-book-couple.html

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Giveaway Winner of Our Valentine's Day GC Giveaway


Congratulations, Stephanie!! You just won a $5 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!! You should be receiving an email from me soon, please respond within 48 hours or prize is forfeited.

Again, THANK YOU to all who participated, you were all more involved then I had originally hoped! STAY TUNED so you can find out which of my Best Book Couples YOU chose as the Ultimate Best Book Couple this year! I should have those results either later today or tomorrow morning!!

Our $5 Amazon GC giveaway winner is ... Stephanie!! Congrats!! [I'll be emailing you with your supplied email please...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Blog Tour - Carnal by Victoria Danann | Spreading the Word & Gift Card Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Victoria Danann's "Carnal," which is the FIRST book in her Exiled Series.

[Exiled Series, Book 1] by Victoria Danann

Author's Book Description :
    The angel, Kellareal, stopped the genocide of generations of hybrids, who had been bred for research and spent their entire lives imprisoned. Against orders, he spirited them away to a place where they would have freedom and purpose.

    In a vindictive fit, Rosie Storm asked her mother’s friend, Kellareal, for a place to hide from her boyfriend and teach him a lesson. Kellareal knew just the place for Rosie to grow up and learn temper control among other things. The land of Exiled.

    How do you mend a broken heart? – Kellareal

    Elora Rose Storm, otherwise known as Rosie, left her dimension in a fit of immaturity over not getting her way. Some might say the behavior was easier to forgive in light of the fact that she was, chronologically, only fourteen-months-old. Her witch / demon genes had accelerated her physical and intellectual growth, but her emotional equilibrium lagged behind.

    The Exiled were a race of human hybrids, who, for generations, had lived their entire lives as slave test subjects. When they became perceived as too dangerous to keep, their creators planned a genocide. Against Council orders, Kellareal intervened and moved them to a dimension where they would have the opportunity to establish balance between the human population and a race of stronger, faster, fiercer hybrids who preyed on them.

    Rosie thought she was getting a few weeks of asylum. The last thing she was expecting was to meet someone like Carnal.

This book is available to order on :

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

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

About the Author :

USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann, is making her debut into Contemporary Romance with releases in May and June 2015, after taking the world of PNR by storm.

Her Knights of Black Swan series won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES TWO YEARS IN A ROW (2013, 2014). Reviewers Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild.

Victoria's paranormal romances come with uniquely fresh perspectives on "imaginary" creatures, characters, and themes. She adds a dash of scifi, a flourish of fantasy, enough humor to make you laugh out loud, and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. Her heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, past life therapists, or financial analysts from Dallas. Her heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners - usually - whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.

The first book of the Knights of Black Swan Paranormal Romance Series, My Familiar Stranger, was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 by both Reviewers' Choice and Readers' Choice Awards. All of her books have opened on the Amazon Best Sellers list and earned Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK awards. Many have appeared on Listopia BOOK OF THE MONTH as #1 across all genres.

For books published in 2013, Black Swan won three awards. 1. Best Paranormal Romance Series 2. Best Paranormal Romance Novel - A SUMMONER'S TALE 3. Best Vampire~Shifter Novel - MOONLIGHT. In 2014, Solomon's Sieve won Best Vampire Novel.

If you're interested in Victoria personally, she is also a classically trained musician who defected to Classic Rock music. Until 2013 she was the utility player for Houston's Roadhouse band, which means she played rhythm guitar, keyboards, sang back ups and female leads. Her band covered everything (note for note) from Styx to Led Zepellin to Rush.

She lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and a very smart, mostly black German Shepherd dog.

Book Excerpts :

The angel motioned her over.

“Rosie, this is Free. He’s the leader of the Exiled here at Newland.” Kellareal turned to Free. “This is my adopted niece, Rosie.”

Rosie jerked her attention to the angel. She’d never heard him suggest a title for their relationship before, adopted or otherwise.

“With your permission, I need a couple of minutes with Rosie to say goodbye. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks to check on things.”

“Always good to see you,” Free said to Kellareal, in a voice so gravelly it almost startled Rosie.

The angel took her by the elbow and walked her toward the edge of the settlement, near the wall.

“So here are the rules.”

“Rules?” She almost sounded alarmed.

“Yes. Rules,” he clipped, sounding serious enough to get her full attention. “Extraordinary measures have made these people stronger and smarter than humans. Given the right circumstances, they’re also more dangerous. As far as they know, you’re a human girl, who needs a place to hide out for a bit. I don’t want them to suspect differently. Do you get me?”

She pulled back, looking affronted. “Yes! I get you! You don’t want me to do anything a…” She made quotation marks with her fingers. “…’human girl’ wouldn’t do.”

“Exactly. And lose the adolescent attitude.” She rolled her eyes. “Rosie, please don’t make me look bad.”

She sighed. “Okay. I appreciate this.”

“Well, I hope you still feel that way in a couple of weeks of working here.”

“Working?” She seemed surprised.

“Yes. Working. It’s not all kittens and rainbows here. Pull your socks up.”

Rosie was narrowing her eyes and gearing up for a reply when Kellareal vanished leaving her wondering what ‘pull your socks up’ means. She turned toward the Exiled leader, whom Kellareal had called the Extant, and began walking in his direction. When a gust of wind ruffled her hair, she looked toward the east, where the human city could be seen below and in the distance.

Free looked down at her and smiled when she reached him. “Let’s get you situated. I see you didn’t bring belongings?”

She looked around like she’d misplaced them. “No. I guess I didn’t think about it.”

“No matter. We’ll sort it out. You can stay at my house with my family. We can always use help at the Commons. The unmated males spend a lot of time there. Drinking. Eating. Since they’re not mated.” He added, smiling as if that explained the whole of the universe. “If anybody gives you any trouble or unwanted attention, just come to me. I’ll take care of it.”

For a scant instant she wondered what it might be like to be a young woman who had to worry about men trying to press their physical advantage and thanked the gods she’d never have to find out how vulnerable that would make someone feel.

“Thank you,” she smiled in return. “I don’t have any experience working at… um, working.”

Free looked at her sideways. “You seem capable. You’ll learn.”

By the time they reached Free’s house, it was almost dark and evident that Newland had no power for lighting. The house, like the other buildings, was made of roughhewn logs, with a small but cheerful light coming from the front windows. It appeared to be three stories and larger than most of the other buildings.

Free opened the door and entered before Rosie. The room wasn’t plush or luxurious, but was definitely inviting. The upholstered furniture was worn, but friendly-looking. The fire was small, but welcoming.

“Serene!” His growly voice rumbled. Rosie couldn’t tell if he was displeased or if his voice always sounded like that.

A woman, roughly the same age as Free, appeared from the back of the house wiping her hands. She cocked her head at Rosie. “Hello,” she said. Her voice was also raspy, but not as deep as Free’s.

“Hello,” Rosie replied. “I’m…”

“She’s Kellareal’s ward,” Free interrupted. “She needs a place to stay for a while.”

Serene smiled. “Of course. You’re welcome.”

The door crashed open behind Rosie. “Hey, I…”

Rosie turned to see an extremely good-looking boy staring at her.

“Rosie. This is our youngest son, Charming.”

She looked from Free to Serene for a hint that he was joking, but saw none. Turning back to the new arrival she said, “Nice to meet you, Charming.”

She fully expected him to break into a fit of laughter and tell her that wasn’t really his name. Instead, he said, “Hi. Rosie.”

“She’s going to be staying with us for a while. Show her to Carnal’s room.”

“But…” Charming started.

“Show her to Carnal’s room.” Free repeated with a bit more insistence in his tone. “Then come back down for dinner.”


Rosie estimated Charming’s age at eighteen or so. He had honey colored hair, streaked with blonde, just like his mother. And yellow-green eyes. Also just like his mother. He was as tall as Free with a powerful, athletic build that suggested it would become even more impressive in a couple of years.

He gave Rosie a smile that was, well, charming and motioned for her to follow up the stairs. “This way.” He stopped at the second story landing and said, “Carnal’s room is there.” He pointed down the hall to the right. “My room is up there.” He pointed to a narrower staircase that led upward. “The attic room. It has a great view. I can see just about everything that happens in Newland,” he said proudly.

Rosie smiled and turned toward the room Charming had pointed out, noting that there was another room down the hall.

“Am I, um, displacing someone?”

“Displacing?” He opened the door to a decidedly masculine space. It was minimalist to the extreme. A wood platform bed with four thick square legs, but no headboard. A double shelf unit with a few books, rocks, and feathers on one side and folded clothes on the other side. There was a paraffin lamp on a small square stand by the bed and another on the shelf unit. There wasn’t much there, but what was there was neat as a military barracks. Bed perfectly made. Nothing out of place. “No. Not at all. This is my oldest brother’s room, but he doesn’t come home often.”


“Do you need help with your stuff?”

“No. I, ah, didn’t bring anything. I’ll get my, ah, stuff in the next couple of days.”

Charming nodded. “Well, then, let’s have supper.”

When Rosie told Kellareal she needed a hideout, the last thing she had in mind was becoming an exchange student. She didn’t want to get to know and be part of a family, but not eating would raise suspicion. After all her cover was human and humans must eat. So she said, “Okay,” and followed Charming back downstairs.

“Is Carnal away at school?”

Charming paused mid step to laugh. “Nothing like that. No. He’s on patrol right now.” He resumed descent, but stopped at the bottom of the stairs. “Smell that? We’re having elk stew with parsnips and onions. You’ll love it.”

Rosie had to admit that it did smell good. The kitchen was square with a table and chairs in the middle of the room, but the first thing that attracted her eye was the wood stove and the precision cut stack of firewood next to it. The front panel had been left standing open to heat the room with coals left smoldering from cooking. She’d seen such stoves in books, but never in person.

Charming’s parents had already filled their bowls and were waiting patiently.

She sat down across from Charming and pulled in her chair just as he reached out and tore off a large chunk of brown bread from the dome-shaped loaf in the middle of the table. Next to it sat a pot of stew.

“Go on. Help yourself,” said Charming with his mouth full.

So she stood and ladled a generous portion into her bowl, while Free carried on quiet conversation about livestock.

After a few minutes, Charming said, “Why aren’t you eating?”

Everyone stopped and looked at Rosie.

“Well, it looks so good and smells even better,” she said, looking from one to the other. Serene smiled in response. “But to be honest, I’m worried about the sauce.” It was tomato-based. “These are the only clothes I have at the moment.”

They all looked at her thin white boyfriend shirt, which caused a blush.

Serene rose from the table and retrieved an apron. She flicked it in front of Rosie and tied the top close to her neck.

“There,” she said. “Tomorrow we’ll see about scrounging up some other clothes.” She looked at Free. “What was Kellareal thinking?”

Rosie was grateful enough to warm to the idea of getting to know the family.

Free shrugged. “Got a lot on his mind. Always.”

“Thank you,” Rosie told Serene as she dug into the stew. “Oh my gods. This is incredible!” she said before quite finishing the first bite.

Serene beamed and Free did not miss the signs of her pleasure, which in turn pleased him. He turned to Rosie.

“The large building next door is the Commons. Tomorrowmorning, Charming will take you over there and introduce you to the woman in charge. She’ll lay it out for you and get you started right.”

“Okay. And thank you for having me.”

Serene interjected. “We’re very sincere when we say you’re welcome here for as long as you’d like to stay. Kellareal must think very highly of you. If you’re special to him, you’re special to us.”

Rosie nodded and returned her smile, not wanting to spout off about what a pain he could be. She thought better of being the one to tarnish the rosy esteem in which he was held.

“No reason to wait till tomorrow morning. I’m headed over there right now.” Charming was talking to Rosie. “Come and go with me. I’ll be the envy of Newland, arriving with a beautiful woman.”

Free glanced at me. “Do you want to go, Rosie?”

She hesitated. Charming pled with his eyes in such a cute way she had a hard time saying no. “Maybe for just a little while.”

Free then turned to Charming. “Make it clear that she’s a special guest of mine,” he warned.

“Sure, Pop.”

“Charming, this is not a joke. Can you be trusted to take care of Rosie?”

Charming grew instantly serious, transforming his looks so that he appeared older. “Yes.”

Free nodded.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Blog Tour - Entangled is turning 5 and we are celebrating! | Spreading the Word & Gift Card Giveaway

Entangled Publishing is turning 5 and love is in the air!

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"Drunk on You"
[Bourbon Boys Series, Book 1] by Teri Anne Stanley

Author's Book Description :
    Undiluted desire, served straight up.

    Justin Morgan would happily drown the pain of his injured leg—and the guilt he brought back from Afghanistan—in bourbon. Except, there won’t be any booze if he doesn’t rescue his family’s century-old distillery from financial ruin. The problem? Allie McGrath—youngest daughter of the distillery’s co-owners, and the one woman he can’t have.

    Allie has been in love with Justin since…well, she's always been in love with him. Now he's home, broken up over the death of her brother, and he needs help. She can fix the distillery—she’s sure of it—but no one’s taking her or her sweet new idea seriously. Convincing Justin is her only hope.

    Allie is more tempting than Justin expected, threatening a promise he swore he’d never break. If he can’t keep their attraction under control, there’s a solid chance they’ll send the whole enterprise crumbling to the ground…if he doesn’t crash and burn first.

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She knelt and began unfastening the Velcro strips holding the brace in place.

Jesus, Mary, and Uncle Steve. She was on her knees in front of him, and he was wearing a damned towel. He had a moment of dream déjà vu. A strand of rich honey hair had come loose from her ponytail and curled in the steam rising from the tub. He reached out to tuck it around his finger, but then pulled up short of actually touching her. She was Dave’s kid sister. No touching.

She looked up, something like heat in her eyes that was quickly masked by humor. “Do you want some Mr. Bubble in your tub?”

He actually considered it. She was going to have to help him in and out of the tub. But he couldn’t quite figure out how he was going to casually scoop a handful of bubbles over his semi­-stiffy between dropping his towel and getting into the water.

He turned a little, to maneuver his good leg into the tub. He took a breath and grabbed the side of his towel, ready to yank it off.

Allie must have realized the reality of his predicament, because her face was red. She met his eyes with a stricken expression, then dropped her gaze like his groin was an eye magnet.

“It’s just a dick, Sneezy,” Justin said, pulling the towel off Band-­Aid­-style—all at once, to get the agony over with. He lowered himself into the water while she cradled his damaged ankle.

She stared at his crotch. And kept staring. Justin almost reached for the towel again.

“You’re right. It’s just a dick,” she said, once he was settled. She turned to walk out. “I’m going to get started on some work. Holler when you want to get out of the tub.”

“It’s not just a dick,” he called after her. “It’s a really nice dick!”

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