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Haunting Suspicions by Kate Richards Review

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

Haunting Suspicions

Author: Kate Richards

Series: Goldland Pride

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Line: Paranormal by Mistake

Heat Level: 4 Flames

As host of the reality TV show Not on My Watch, Alden strong has arrived in Goldland, Nevada to debunk the ghostly activities led by the full-body apparition of the mysterious Indigo Princess.

Orlena Estelle is a member of the Goldland Pack, a cougar shifter, school teacher, and unwilling conspirator in the hauntings. But without the tourists who come every full moon to be spooked and spend money, the town will sink back into poverty and the school will close, sending the children far off on a bus over dangerous roads every day.

Goldland is a town with a lot to hide and Alden is a man who loves to uncover secrets. But a beautiful schoolmarm with an enticing bustle can be a big distraction. As long as he doesn’t have unprotected sex with a shifter during the twenty-four hours before the full moon, there shouldn’t be any problems. But when a step into the past catches them both off guard…well, maybe Orlena should come with a warning label.

My Review:

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world that have been created are great. There are some great twists and turns. Readers will be drawn into the story from the very first page. I look forward to reading more of Kate’s books.

 
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Posted by on 02/27/2015 in Reviews

 

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat by Taryn Kincaid Review

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

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Author: Taryn Kincaid

Series: Singles Title

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Foodie

Line: Give Me A Taste

Heat Level: 4 Flames

Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.

Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family’s restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.

Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant even as her father puts his foot down regarding non-family employees.

Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family and once noted her initials spelled “LSD” and her food was like a “bad trip?”

Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block?

My Review:

Very interesting book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are great. There are some great twists and turns. Readers will keep turning the page once they start reading. I look forward to reading more of Taryn’s books.

 
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Posted by on 02/26/2015 in Reviews

 

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Teaser Wednesday! Ignition by Skye Callahan

Teaser Wednesday! Ignition by Skye Callahan
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Anticipated release date: March 16
Blurb:  When you’re this close to the redline, there’s no room for error

—or second chances.

A sought after car thief for hire, Colt will do anything for a high—anything for the deafening rush of blood and chemicals that tames the ongoing anarchy in his mind. Fast cars, pain, alcohol, women… his vices come in many flavors, but one woman tempts him closer to the line he can never come back from. She’ll be his hardest theft yet—an action that will set the looming conflict with his brother on a new and violent path.

Aubrey has two choices. The first she knows too well: the alluring businessman who entwined her in his deceptive plots. The second is a stranger. He makes his promises not with a silver tongue but with harsh, blunt observations that Aubrey can’t ignore. Either way, she’s caught between two brothers each seeking the other’s downfall—and neither has a problem taking her down in the process.

IGNITION will be the first serial in The Redline Series.

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Posted by on 02/25/2015 in Promos

 

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A Shadow’s Embrace by Cara Carnes Review

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

A Shadow's Embrace

Author: Cara Carnes

Series: Indigo Shadows

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Line: On the Run

Heat Level: 4 Flames

On the run from evil, her only hope is the Shadows.

Devyn James escaped hell once. Kidnapped from foster care at seven and raised in a psychic genetics testing facility, she survived by hiding her ability. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans. Determined to help the cause, she formed Indigo Order—a foundation focused on providing food, shelter, medicine, training and support for the displaced lower level psychics, especially the children tossed to the streets by Conver years ago.

For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.

Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself. But the sultry female proves to be a handful when her team is in the crosshairs. When one of them is captured, he must prove she can trust him and all he offers, even though he may not believe someone as good as her should be with a Shadow.

Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.

My Review:

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. Love the characters and the world that has been created. It has great twists and turns. Readers will be drawn in from the very first page. This is one that should be added to your TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Cara’s books.

 
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Posted by on 02/25/2015 in Reviews

 

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Tattered Loyalties by Carrie Ann Ryan Review

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Tattered Loyalties

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan

Series: Talon Pack book 1, Redwood Pack book 9

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Level: 4 Flames

When the great war between the Redwoods and the Centrals occurred three decades ago, the Talon Pack risked their lives for the side of good. After tragedy struck, Gideon Brentwood became the Alpha of the Talons. But the Pack’s stability is threatened, and he’s forced to take mate—only the one fate puts in his path is the woman he shouldn’t want.

Though the daughter of the Redwood Pack’s Beta, Brie Jamenson has known peace for most of her life. When she finds the man who could be her mate, she’s shocked to discover Gideon is the Alpha wolf of the Talon Pack. As a submissive, her strength lies in her heart, not her claws. But if her new Pack disagrees or disapproves, the consequences could be fatal.

As the worlds Brie and Gideon have always known begin to shift, they must face their challenges together in order to help their Pack and seal their bond. But when the Pack is threatened from the inside, Gideon doesn’t know who he can trust and Brie’s life is could be forfeit in the crossfire. It will take the strength of an Alpha and the courage of his mate to realize where true loyalties lie.

My Review:

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world that have been created is great. There are great twists and turns. Readers will be keep turning the page. This one is for readers who love to read paranormal books that involve wolves. I look forward to reading more of Carrie’s books.

 

 
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Posted by on 02/24/2015 in Reviews

 

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Gears of Brass Anthology Review

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A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.

Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning.

Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path.

GEARS OF BRASS is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills. Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings. Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets.

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My Review:

Great group of short stories. Each story has something that will appeal to all types of readers. I couldn’t put it down. There are some great twists and turns in the stories that will keep the reader turning the page. This is one to add to your TBR list if you love to read steampunk.

 
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Posted by on 02/23/2015 in Reviews

 

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The Keeper by Dalia Roddy Review

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An ancient box is found, and its mysterious occupants released. They seem benign, the small, floating creatures freed from the box . . . until they begin multiplying. Until Guy, Saul, Emily, and her ten-year old twins find themselves sucked into a whirlpool of terror. For the pretty little floaters have bonded them, and are taking something from them . . . and giving back something even more dangerous.

What they give back is new to the world. It is something three desperate mercenaries want, and will kill to get. Unable to negotiate with their murderous hunters, Guy, Saul, Emily, and the girls find themselves fleeing for their lives.

Yet, unknown to all, a deeper threat is growing: Without a Keeper, the creatures are making their move . . .

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My Review:

Very interesting book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world that have been created are great. It has some great twists and turns. Readers will be pulled into the story from the very first page. It’s one to add to your TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Dalia’s books.

 

 
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Posted by on 02/22/2015 in Reviews

 

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Nero’s Fiddle by A.W. Exley Review

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One… death by spontaneous human combustion is a rare act of God

Two… is surely a freakish coincidence

Three… well, that’s starting to look deliberate.

Cara has a new role as Queen Victoria’s artifact hunter, she’s adapting to married life and living in a country manor that more closely resembles a mausoleum.

In London, Inspector Fraser investigates a series of strange deaths by divine fire – except he doesn’t believe in coincidences. Despite himself, he enlists Cara’s help to identify what artifact could cause such a hideous death while his desire to bring her husband to justice burns unabated.

Someone’s intent on making sure a decades old secret stays hidden and Cara must figure out who is responsible before this case consumes her family and rocks the entire realm to its foundations.

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My Review:

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. Love the characters and the world that have been created. There are some great twists and turns that will keep the reader turning the page. This is one to add to your TBR list you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of A.W.’s books.

About the Author:

I am a writer living in rural New Zealand, surrounded by horses and homicidal chickens. I am a bona fide corset wearing, sidesaddle riding freak. Which probably explains my fascination for historical novels 🙂

I love to blend steampunk adventures with an Egyptian twist and turn up the heat. Look for my best Amazon selling adult steampunk series The Artifact Hunters and the new YA novel Obsidian Eyes. In 2015 I will be releasing the paranormal romance The Quarry.

I send out a newsletter 3 or 4 times a year. You can sign up at: http://eepurl.com/N5z5z

You can also find out more about A.W. here.

 
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Posted by on 02/21/2015 in Reviews

 

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Cover Reveal! Ignition by Skye Callahan

When you’re this close to the redline, there’s no room for error
—or second chances.

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A Dark Erotic Serial from Skye Callahan

Ignition

A sought after car thief for hire, Colt will do anything for a high—anything for the deafening rush of blood and chemicals that tames the ongoing anarchy in his mind. Fast cars, pain, alcohol, women… his vices come in many flavors, but one woman tempts him closer to the line he can never come back from. She’ll be his hardest theft yet—an action that will set the looming conflict with his brother on a new and violent path.

Aubrey has two choices. The first she knows too well: the alluring businessman who entwined her in his deceptive plots. The second is a stranger. He makes his promises not with a silver tongue but with harsh, blunt observations that Aubrey can’t ignore. Either way, she’s caught between two brothers each seeking the other’s downfall—and neither has a problem taking her down in the process

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©Skye Callahan 2015

“I need to get to work.” I shifted my weight to relieve the pain in my feet and to keep myself going. No one mentioned the post-dance adrenaline crash could be so intense.

“You are working.” He leaned forward, putting his elbows on his thighs. His breath moved against my stomach and up between my breasts as he stared up at me and spoke again. “I believe what you mean is that you need to earn your share. Would you rather be standing there looking tasty or outside rubbing skin with the crowd while doing it?”

He had a fucking point there, but I wasn’t fond of being described by a stranger as “tasty” and it didn’t make standing under his accessing gaze any more desirable.

His hand grazed my side and I stepped back. “No touching.”

“I touch what I want.” Grabbing the pocket on my apron, he pulled me closer and kept me there. “We can call in Devlin to set that straight.”

Contest it, my brain shouted, but his expression was unchanging and calm, and all I needed was to piss off Devlin. Again.

“Your friends with him?” I asked.

“When it’s convenient,” he said with a slight scowl darkening his face. It quickly faded as his gaze settled on my face. “And you? How did you get involved with him? Tell me how he convinced you to work in his club.”

“I needed the job,” I said, eager to finish the conversation and be done with him.

“You needed the money—you suck at the job.”

I tried not to take the sting of his insult too personally. I knew he was right, but hearing the truth from the mouth of a stranger was a blow to my tenuous grasp on self-confidence.

redline teaser 1“You’re not like the other girls.” He reached to touch my hair, but I swatted his hand away.

“It’s just first night jitters.”

“Jitters.” He made a sound in his throat. “Pick up that glass,” he said gesturing to the second glass on my tray. I did as he said, but he didn’t move to take it. He simply stared at it, so I instinctively followed his gaze, curious as to what was so interesting. The liquid sat there, steady in my outstretched hand with barely a ripple of movement that was more likely a result of the deep bass of the music rather than a shaky hand. We both stared in silence for a moment—and I wondered if he’d been testing me the whole time.

Feed the Darkness with Skye Callahan

Skye Callahan was born and raised in rural Ohio and has had an insatiable love of reading and writing since she was young. Thanks to the encouragement of teachers, family, and friends, she has found her passion in immersing herself in the imaginary worlds of the characters who live in her head.

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Posted by on 02/16/2015 in Cover Reveal

 

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The Gatekeeper’s Key by Alisha Payne and Nick Taylor Review

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Posted by on 02/10/2015 in Reviews

 

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