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Cover Reveal! Grit of Berth and Stone by Lisa Dunn



Grit of Berth and Stone by Lisa Dunn
Surge, Anaiah Press

Banished for a foolish mistake, sixteen-year-old Grit of Berth and Stone scorns the loss of her home, her honor, and her only ally. Only the weak worry about such things.

But war is brewing all across Chasmaria, and as a group of rebels pull Grit into their ranks, she begins to question what strength, courage, and honor really look like. When faced with a horrible truth about herself, Grit must either fight her way back to Thresh or live with the blood of the innocent on her hands.

Release Date:
March 17, 2015
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Author Bio:
As a child, Lisa Dunn fell asleep to her father’s fanciful bedtime tales and played with her own story ideas during the daylight hours. She now resides in a small southern town with her husband, four children, and an ever-changing assortment of pets. Local librarians habitually thank her for their job security.

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To Avenge Her Highland Warrior by Samantha Holt Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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TITLE – To Avenge Her Highland Warrior
SERIES – Highland Fae Chronicles #3
AUTHOR – Samantha Holt
GENRE – Historical Romance
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 60000



Lorna lost everything to war. Her home, her wealth… her lover. And now she wants revenge.

When her hasty plan throws her at the mercy of her enemy’s men, she holds little hope of returning to her kin and fears death is around the corner. But could her salvation lie in the arms of her dark captor?

Logan has little time to be dealing with a stubborn noble woman. His orders are to prepare for war. His laird—the man he owes his life to—intends to join forces with the Norse and bring a battle to Scotland that will see the fate of the country forever changed. Scarred, and with no memory of his past, Logan is determined to forge a new future for himself as well as prove his loyalty to the laird.

But the beautiful lass has him questioning his previous life and his goals. When she starts claiming he once loved her, he knows he’s being manipulated and she’s taking advantage of his memory loss. So why is it so hard to resist the idea of having once been her lover?

With the threat of impending war—a battle that promises to bring slaughter to her family—can Lorna persuade Logan to believe her, and is the bitter man he’s become even worth saving?

Whatever the outcome of the battle, a certain interfering faery is resolved to see fate back on its correct path. And that means forcing Lorna and Logan together—no matter their differences.

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Logan clenched his jaw and the roar of the storm sounded closer. He had to leave yet his feet refused to move. Why stay? Why torture himself further? His heart pounded against his chest. In the next flash, he was close once more. Within touching distance. He saw her features more clearly now. The distress in her eyes, the golden strands of hair curling around her pointed chin. The fan of her lashes lowered and lifted in one slow sweep until her gaze locked onto his.
“Logan,” she whispered, voice tremulous, but he did not know if that was a plea for him to leave or come closer.
“Logan,” she tried again.
The shaky quality of her voice pulled at his gut. His gaze traced the curl that flowed over one shoulder and down, caressing her gentle curves like a lover—like he once had apparently. His palms tingled with the need to feel the soft give of her flesh beneath him.
The next flash highlighted her trembling form. The fragile hollow of her neck fluttered with her pulse and his mouth grew dry with the need to press his lips to it.
Damn her. Like a siren, she lured him in.
He almost backed away. How long they had been standing like that he knew not. It may have been moments—a mere few flashes of lightening—but the thickening of the air between them seemed to slow time.
The tremble of her lips gripped his heart, squeezed it hard and painfully. An aggravating need to take care of her ate into him, softened him to her.
Logan closed the gap. The next rumble lined up with him gripping her upper arms and pushing her back against the wall. She gasped, the sound clear to him even as the skies crashed about them. Hot anger mingled with need. It burned through him and set his nerve endings alight. How dare she have such a hold over him, how dare she make him want her?
Soft, delicate breasts pressed against him. Slim thighs quaked against his. With a hiss of breath, he lowered his mouth to hers as she stared up at him. Before his lips met hers, her eyes flashed with a plea, but was she begging him to kiss her or leave her be? He couldn’t decide what he wanted either, but she left him with little choice.
The first touch made him wonder if he had not indeed been struck by lightning. Frissons shot through him, curled into his blood and fired his fury and lust. Lorna released a tiny sound and he pressed his lips hard to hers this time. She whimpered. Her lips felt hot beneath his. Her taste threatened to drown him.
Satisfaction settled in his gut when she arched into him. He kept hold of her arms, allowing little movement but that up thrust of breasts and hips into him made him hiss and press harder. He coaxed her lips apart, and she gasped when he invaded the heated recesses of her mouth. Logan kissed her deeply, with little apology. He needed this, needed her.

My Review:

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the plot are great. It has some great twists and turns. Readers won’t be able to put it down. It draws you in from the very first page. Readers who love historical romance will love this one. Add it to your TBR lists you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of Samantha’s books.


Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls and husband who is a trained bodyguard and ex-soldier. She enjoys writing historical romance involving chivalrous knights, hot highlanders and cravatted men, but sometimes gets lured away by bad boy bikers, soldiers and other heroic modern men.




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#BookBlogWriMo-#FlashbackFriday-Your First Reviews

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Thanks to bookbumblings for hosting this awesome blog hop.  So, today’s post is about my first reviews on the blog. The reviews span over the last couple of years. I decided to post oldest to newest to show how my review style has changed.  This is going to be interesting to look at. 🙂

  1. Fractured Legacy- Skye Callahan. This was the first review I ever did on the blog. It’s interesting to look back and see how my style of reviewing has changed over the last few years. I became a big fan of Skye’s after reading this one.
  2. Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle-Amy Fecteau. I loved the title and that’s one of the reasons I read it. It was a great book. I will admit I’m a fan of the Twilight Series. 🙂 Right around the time I did this review. My style of reviewing started to change just a bit.
  3. Shattered Secrets-Krystal Wade. This was the first book I read by Krystal. It was a great YA book. I became a fan of hers after reading it.
  4. Creatura-Nely Cab. This one has two reviews in one. I was lucky enough to get to read both books for the tour I was participating in. Both books are great. I became a fan of Nely’s.
  5. Storm Mistress-Brandy L. Rivers. This one is a more recent review. I believe my reviewing style is changing again. I’ve read both of her series. Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. Storm Mistress is the second book of the Others of Seattle series. I became fan of Brandy’s after reading the first book in the Others of Edenton series.






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