Thursday, 22 June 2017


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The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.

After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down.

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In Her Outback Cowboy (Prickle Creek #1) by Annie Seaton, when her grandmother asks her to return home and help out on their outback property, Lucy Bellamy reluctantly agrees. But there's no way she's sticking around longer than she has to, even after she comes face-to-face with her first love, Garth Mackenzie. However, the more time she spends with Garth, the harder she finds it to choose between returning to the city or staying in the country. Will Garth be convince Lucy that they deserve a second chance at happy ever after?

What a wonderful and engrossing tale Ms. Seaton has penned in this first book of her Prickle Creek series, which encompasses the second chance romance trope; an independent heroine who has her heart set on returning to the city once she helps her family; and a hero that is finally ready to see what the future has in store for him, if he can convince the heroine to give him a second chance. The way this story started had me liking Lucy and her cousins immediately, as they have a tight bond where they would do anything for each other and their loyalty is palpable through their dialogue and their actions. Is their grandmother manipulating them? Why does she want each of them to return home?

Both the main characters were riveting and I loved every moment they conversed. There was some fun banter between them, which illustrated how close they were in the past and how the moment they come face-to-face for the first time in this story was a good reminder of the past they shared. Furthermore, the heroine has some tough choices to make and I liked the decisions she did make, because they were right for her in the end. How could she return to the city without Garth by her side?

As for the heroine, Lucy is resilient, brave and I liked how determined she was to accomplish what she has in her life considering her past. She's also quite stubborn in her quest to get back to the city, even though she's falling for Garth all over again. While the hero, he's done a lot in his past to get to where he is in his life. His love for the Outback and being home as well as his determination to make his property a success shines through the dialogue and from his point of view. I also liked how kind and caring he was towards Lucy's grandparents, even knowing what they thought about him. But what I liked most about the hero was his willingness to help the heroine with what she asked of him when it came to her work.

Overall, this story was a wonderful read where the chemistry between the main characters was strong and had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after, as they both know that every day spent with someone they love should be cherished instead of continuing to stay away from each other. The way this story ended was delightful, because of the hero's words to the heroine and how he would do whatever it takes to be with her. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as readers discover what comes next for this couple's relationship and I loved the words to the song Garth was singing. I would recommend Her Outback Cowboy by Annie Seaton, if you enjoy sweet cowboy romances, the second chance romance trope, or books by authors Anne B. Harrison, Amy Andrews, Tess McCallum or SM Spencer.


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Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with Toby, the naughtiest dog in the universe, and two white cats. When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach... or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, camera in hand as the sun sets. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. In 2014 Annie was voted Author of the Year and in 2015 was voted Best Established Author in the Readers' Choice Awards. Readers can contact Annie through her website or find her on Face Book, Twitter and Instagram.

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New Moon
The Moon #8
By: Lisa Kessler
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: June 19, 2017
 Entangled Publishing

In New Moon (The Moon #8) by Lisa Kessler, Isabelle Wood is determined to get answers about what happened to her father, even if she has to hurt Sebastian Severino to get what she wants. Except when she discovers that Sebastian is her mate, she can't believe fate could be so cruel. However, when she discovers there's more to him than what she knows, she'll do whatever it takes to help him reunite his niece with his sister when she's kidnapped. Will they succeed in their mission, or will fate be even more cruel in denying them their shot at happy ever after?
What an amazing introduction I received to Ms. Kessler's sensational writing style after reading this book where I was engrossed right from the beginning to the very end. Seriously, I could not put this book down for even a second. The way this story started introduced me brilliantly to the hero, how powerful he is in the shifter community and how feared he is by other shifters. However, it was from the moment where the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time in this story where things really became intriguing, as the heroine isn't afraid to confront Sebastian and do whatever it takes to make him give her the answers she wants. What happens after she discovers the truth of how important they are to each other? Will Isabelle give Sebastian a chance?
The dialogue was compelling, well-written and intense due to this being an enemy to lovers trope encompassing story and the difficult challenges they face on their journey to happy ever after. Will the hero and heroine ever be able to fully put their trust in each other? How far is Sebastian's dad willing to go to make certain that the hero doesn't achieve his goal of rescuing someone important to him? Moreover, the hero charmed me from start to finish. He's a total loner and it's hard for him to trust anyone when what he does makes it hard to get close with a woman, especially when his father could use his affection for a woman to his advantage if he ever needed something over Sebastian in order to keep him in line. Yet, I liked how Isabelle continued to prove she could protect herself and could be an asset to whatever plans he had.
While the heroine, she really impressed me with her feistiness; her strength and bravery; and the way she challenges the hero, especially when he just expects her to fall in line with his demands. It's hard for Isabelle to accept that Sebastian is her mate, but there's no denying their bond. Can she prove to him that he can trust her? Yet, what I liked most about the heroine is that she didn't give up on Sebastian, even when things she learns about her parents deaths are hard to accept.
Overall, Ms. Kessler has penned a fantastic paranormal romance in this book where the chemistry and romance between the main characters was explosive; and which is a story that ended this series exceptionally well, most especially due to the way this story ended that illustrates how acceptance is important and how redemption is possible with a good mate at one's side willing to face whatever is thrown at them. However, what I liked most about the ending was the surprise Isabelle had for Sebastian and then the surprise he had for her. I would recommend New Moon by Lisa Kessler, if you enjoy paranormal romance, the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Keri Arthur, McKenzie Hunter, Patricia Briggs or Rachel Vincent.
Sometimes Fate plays dirty... Jaguar shifter Sebastian Severino is an enigma. He lives alone, works alone, and will die alone. But the night he’s attacked by a female werewolf, nothing will ever be the same. And when his young niece is kidnapped, Sebastian, the deadliest assassin Nero has ever produced, will be forced to choose a side... Isabelle Wood has never taken the easy path. As a bounty hunter and now a bitten werewolf without a mate, she’s searching for answers to her father’s disappearance while helping to lead an Alphaless Pack. The night she gets the opportunity to take out their enemy, with her blade at his throat, her wolf discovers her mate in the last person she can be with.


I didn’t take the elevator down. The stairs were more private. That asshole had pointed a goddamn gun at me. He’d cocked it. And still my wolf was howling, crying out for her mate. I wanted to scream. The farther I got from him, the worse my heart ached.

Maybe the wolf would mellow out in time. I’d run back to my place, pack, and hit the road for Reno without ever looking back.

That was probably Sebastian’s plan from the beginning. He was a master manipulator. I had to give him that.

I hustled past the valet to the self-parking lot in the shadows. Inside my car, I blew out a pent-up breath and put the key in the ignition. Before I could start the engine, a hand tapped on my window.

There was Sebastian, shirtless, his dark eyes locked on mine. “Wait.”

He didn’t yell. He didn’t need to for my keen ears to hear him. Without moving a muscle, I asked, “Why? Give me one good reason.”

He put his hands up and slowly knelt to my level. “I don’t have one.”

I glared at him through the glass. “You’ll have to do better than that.”

He clenched his teeth but didn’t break eye contact. “I want…damn it.” He looked toward the back of the car.

I pressed the button, lowering my window, his scent intoxicating me. “You pulled your gun on me.”

His gaze snapped to my face. “And you didn’t defend yourself.”

“If you wanted me dead, you wouldn’t make a bloody mess in a hotel room, and besides, you didn’t have a silencer on it.” I shook my head slowly. “You’re too good to be sloppy.”

“How do you…”

I rolled my eyes. “How do I what?”

“Understand me.” He searched my face—for what, I had no clue. His voice was barely a whisper. “I was trying to protect you.”

“By aiming a gun at me?” I clucked my tongue. “That’s not usually how it works.”

He struggled to bite back a smile, and butterflies fluttered in my stomach. When he wasn’t a deadly asshole, he was way too handsome. He lifted his head, and his dark hair fell into his face. The smile was gone. Hunger burned in his eyes.

“My father ordered a hit on the last woman I cared about, simply to remind me he had the power.”

My heart thumped in my chest. “What does that have to do with pointing a loaded gun at me?”

“I was too weak to tell you to leave, so I let the gun do it for me. You’re in danger if you keep digging into Nero. I was trying to keep you safe.”

A laugh escaped my lips before I could stop it. “You’re obviously much better at killing than protecting.”

He nodded slowly. “True.”

“None of this explains why you’re out here shirtless asking me not to drive away.”

“Because…” He shook his head, staring at the pavement. “It doesn’t make sense.” He straightened up and took a step back from my car.

Damn, even in the dim lighting his muscled torso distracted me, the shadows accentuating every curve and angle.

“Until you stabbed me, I was excellent at”—he held up his right hand, extending a finger for each point—“lying, determining a course of action, and distancing myself from the job at hand.”

“And now?” I raised a brow.

“Now…” He groaned, cursing under his breath. His gaze met mine. “I’m confused and indecisive. I fucking hate it, and it could get us both killed.”

“I’m not sure what you want from me, but I’m not going to apologize.”

“An apology isn’t what I want.” He ground his teeth, his voice a hoarse whisper. “I’ve shielded you from my father for years, but now…I want you, Isabelle. And that could cost you your life. I came to say I lied to my father today, not to you. I couldn’t let you drive away without knowing. You were never a pawn. Not to me.”


Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017




Trouble by Avery Flynn

Release Date: June 27th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trouble, an all-new sexy standalone from Avery Flynn is coming June 27th!

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A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new romance from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.
Brains and a badass attitude. That’s all troublemaker Leah Camacho took with her when she left Catfish Creek. She’d promised herself she’d never go back, but when the invite to her tenth high school reunion arrived along with the chance to show everyone who doubted her what a success she’s made of herself, she couldn’t resist. However, when she discovers a 15-carat, stolen diamond in her rental car’s glove box, there’s only one man she can turn to for help—the same sexy, stubborn domineering man who’d smashed her heart all those years ago.
Sheriff Drew Jackson knew a long time ago that Leah Camacho was nothing but trouble and has sworn to never get caught up in her again—no matter how damn sexy she is or how badly he’d failed to forget her. But, when the woman who test drove his heart right into a concrete wall rolls into Catfish Creek with some serious bad guys on her tail, it’s up to him to keep her safe—even if that means guarding her hot bod 24/7 without giving into temptation or losing his mind.



Spinning the wheel as he hit the brakes, he came to a stop behind the sports car at an angle that blocked it from reversing. Drew got out of his truck, keeping the open door between him and the other car and flicked open the leather strap on his hip holster that kept his sheriff's office-issued 9mm locked in place. "Get out of the vehicle," he hollered. The car's driver's side door opened wide. The first part of the driver to appear was one shapely leg wearing skin-tight denim punctuated with scuffed up black Doc Martens. Some sort of danger alarm sounded in Drew's head, but not the kind that warned of bullets or other bodily danger. A woman got out, facing away from him, her hands up and her dark hair a long silky curtain that led his attention straight down her back to the high curve of her ass poured into those jeans. Parts of him that had no place in police business sat up and noticed. Her ass was a testament to the reason why society required women to wear full dresses for so long—because men were weak, lust-addled idiots when it came to asses like the one that looked more than a little familiar to Drew. His gaze snapped back up as his internal alarm went from quiet buzz to all-out blare. He knew that ass, that hair, and those damn boots. "Turn around," he ordered. She did. Her lush mouth—one he knew far too well—was compressed into a tight line, her attention focused on something behind him. Leah Camacho was back and with her always came trouble—for him, for his sanity, and for the part of him that still thought of her at opportune moments in the shower. "Drew," she said, making his name sound like a curse and a promise. "Get on the other side of the door." Listening to Leah Camacho was the last thing he should be doing, but he did it anyway for reasons he didn't understand. Just as he rounded the door, an extended cab pickup truck turned the corner. The tires were big, the windows dark, and the speed was slow. As it puttered by, Drew looked it over and mentally confirmed it didn't belong to any of the usual suspects in Catfish Creek. Of course, the high school reunion was bringing in lots of folks who hadn't been here in a while. At the corner, the truck sped up, peeling away from the stop sign and taking a hard right back toward the highway. "Who was that?" he asked, the smell of burnt rubber drifting back toward them. "No fucking clue but they've been on my ass for the past hour," she said, reaching up and winding her long hair into a knot on the top of her head—the move emphasizing her amazing tits and making Drew's mouth go dry. "I didn't realize I'd be stopping on your turf." He bet not. After what happened last time they were together, she'd made avoiding him into an art form. However, the fact that he was the law in town, however temporarily, meant avoiding her was an impossibility because wherever Leah Camacho went, trouble was sure to follow. He glanced down at exhibit A. "What happened to your tire?" he asked. "No clue," she said, her voice tight with a lie. "I must have run over something." Drew squatted down and took a closer look at the tire. It didn't have a tear, it was just gone as if it had been a blow out. If Leah had run over something big enough to do that, she would have realized it. "What in the hell is going on, Leah?"


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Avery Flynn is an award winning, USA Today bestselling romance author. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.


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It's time to claim what's his...
The Men of At Ease Ranch #3
Donna Michaels
Releasing June 12, 2017
Entangled Lovestruck


In The Right Ranger (The Men of At Ease Ranch #3) by Donna Michaels, Haley Wagner is a very independent woman, determined not to rely on her ex-husband's comrades to help her with the ranch she inherited. But when she finds herself struggling to stay on top of things around the ranch, she calls on Cord Brannigan. Working side by side, they both do their best to ignore the chemistry between them, but it's impossible. Will Haley get a second chance at happy ever after, or will the secrets they're both keeping coming to light tear them apart?

The first two books of this series are absolutely riveting, and this third book of Ms. Michaels Men of At Ease Ranch series is another captivating addition to it due to the wonderful main characters, the dialogue that shows the tight bonds between Cord and his ex-military comrades, and the  fact that this story encompasses the forbidden romance trope. The way this story started had me completely hooked, because Cord can't believe Haley needs him. The woman is stubborn and independent and it's palpable that she desperately needs help, if she's calling him. However, what I liked most about the start is when the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time. There is seriously strong chemistry between them and always has been, but now they're actually able to do something about it, because Haley's husband is no longer a hindrance. Yet, in Cord's mind she'll always be forbidden; the one woman he can never have. 

The dialogue was entertaining and had me reading quickly because of the secrets both the hero and heroine are keeping; the fact that Cord believes Haley is off-limits and there's no way anything can happen between them; the cow that loves to annoy Jovy (the heroine of the first book of this series) because of its love for one of the secondary characters, Stone; and how the secondary characters are determined to push Haley and Cord together. Furthermore, the heroine is strong and brave in everything she's had thrown at her when it comes to what her husband did and how she's dealt with managing the ranch. I also liked how determined she was to put her plans into action for the ranch, and the fact that she's willing to admit how desperate she is for Cord's help.

While Cord, he's been through so much in his life and it's understandable why he's so loyal and determined to help others and never put himself first. I also liked that he was willing to keep his promise to a fallen comrade, even though it's hard to be around Haley without wanting to take their friendship and turn it into so much more, which eventually happens when their strong chemistry spills over onto the pages in hot sex scenes that illustrate Haley or Cord had no chance of denying their feelings. Yet, what I liked most about the hero is how Haley always brings out the best in him. He hasn't been the same since his teams last mission, which was a mission that went south and his interactions with the heroine reveal that he can move forward and be happy, if he's willing to take a chance and not be held back by his guilt of the secret he's keeping from her.

Overall, Ms. Michaels has delivered another fantastic read for this series where the secondary characters entertained me just as much as the main ones because of their teasing banter and desire to see Cord and Haley happy. Furthermore, the last chapter and epilogue wrapped this story up perfectly due to the trouble the cow again likes to cause for Jovy and the way Cord makes things right between him and Haley because she means everything to him. I would recommend The Right Ranger by Donna Michaels, if you enjoy stories encompassing ex-military heroes, the forbidden relationship trope, or books by authors Joya Ryan, Kate Pearce, Jennifer Ryan or Cora Seton.

Haley Wagner’s life just got a lot more complicated. As if turning her struggling ranch around isn’t tough enough, she’s forced to call him for help. With his hard eyes and even harder body, Cord is an irritatingly sexy contradiction of hot and cold. How can she possibly hide her embarrassing secret when just looking at Cord is a combustible event?

Former Army Ranger Cord Brannigan has a secret, too. He promised his fallen teammate he’d protect the tempting, fiercely independent Haley from a distance, but now they’re stuck together for three weeks. Alone. Keeping his hands off will take every ounce of control he can muster. And that control is slipping…

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As soon as he cut the engine outside the barn, he heard a large crash from inside followed by a slew of curses.
With his gut knotted tight, he crossed the yard and entered on a sprint. “Haley…Jesus,” he muttered, finding her underneath a pegboard and a pile of tools. Sharp ones. Shit.
“Now you show up,” she scoffed.
He hoisted the peg board and tossed it aside. “What the hell happened?”
“Had a fight with a wall and lost.” A smirk twitched her full lips and gleamed in her whiskey gaze.
“That’s not funny.”
“Damn straight.” She frowned. “It hurts like a bitch.”
He ran a hand through his hair. “How the hell did you manage to knock this over?”
“Quite well, actually.”
He knelt beside her and leveled his gaze on her. “That’s not what I meant, and you know it.”
“Did I?” She tipped her chin and narrowed her eyes. “Hard to tell underneath all that accusation and condemnation dripping from your tone. I’m not one of your Rangers, Warlock. That hard stare of yours won’t work on me.”
Christ. He didn’t need this shit.
She made to get up, pushing a few tools out of the way, and that’s when he noticed the blood dripping down her arm.
“Stay still,” he ordered, grasping her unharmed arm to hold her steady. “Let me have a look.”
A quick inspection deemed it deep but not stitch-worthy, thank God. He yanked off his shirt and wrapped it around her arm, ignoring her gasp as he tied it tight until he could get her in the house for some proper first aid. But he didn’t want her moving until he examined the rest of her body for injuries.
With his training kicking in, he ran his hands over her, noting a small cut on her cheek, another on the back of her hand, and a bruise on her other wrist, no doubt from covering her face.
“You okay?” he asked, staring into her dazed eyes. “Are you hurt anywhere else?”
She blinked and focused her gaze on his face, then shook her head after she opened her mouth and nothing came out.
His insides twisted when he took in the mash of clippers, hammers, screwdrivers, and pliers scattered around them. She was lucky. So damn lucky.
After helping her to her feet, he bent to scoop her in his arms.
“W-what are you doing?” She wiggled as he carried her across the yard, trying his damndest not to notice the soft curves brushing his chest.
“Taking you inside to fix your arm. Stay still.” Awareness already spread through his body, waking up parts that had no business enjoying the feel of his dead friend’s widow cradled against him.
Haley grunted. “I can walk.”
“Good to know,” he replied, but continued to hold her as he stepped onto the porch. “Get the door.”
With a loud sigh, she reached out and twisted the knob. “Okay, you can put me down now.”
“Where’s your first aid kit?” he asked, ignoring her protests.
She closed her mouth and stared at him, her eyes twin pools of pissed-off brown. God, she was gorgeous. And damn, he did not need to have his arms full of her hot curves.
He muttered an oath. “You can keep quiet all you want, but I’m just going to stand here and hold you until you tell me.”
Even if it killed him.


Donna Michaels is an award winning, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Romaginative fiction. Her hot, humorous, and heartwarming stories include cowboys, men in uniform, and some sexy, primal alphas. With a husband in the military fulltime, and a household of nine, she never runs out of material to write, and has rightfully earned the nickname Lucy…and sometimes Ethel. From short to epic, her books entertain readers across a variety of sub-genres, and one has even being hand drawn into a Japanese translation. Now, if only she could read it.

Tasty Q&A with Donna Michaels
Describe yourself in five words or less.
I love to entertain readers.
Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
My cellphone. Yep, I’m one of them. But only because I am usually waiting for an email or message from an author, publisher, editor…etc, and need to multitask my personal life errands into my day, too.
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
My favorite scenes to write are the sparring scenes between the hero and heroine. When the hero has met his match, or vice versa . There were several of those scenes in The Right Ranger.
Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

Yes, there are several characters I’d love to go back to, but shhh…don’t tell my other ones. The two that immediately come to mind are Kit Katt and Pierce DeVein from my humorous paranormal, The Spy Who Fanged Me. They are agents from different departments. She’s a black panther shifter and he’s a vampire and they’re forced to work together to bring down a dangerous gnome. Kit was by far the most fun I ever had writing a heroine. Between her can do attitude, her capabilities, and the fact she has catlike tendencies that get in the way at the most inopportune times, I would love to write another mission for her and her man/vampire. 😊
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
Right now, I’m writing book 4 in The Men of At Ease Ranch series. This is Vince’s book. He’s been the easygoing happy guy throughout the series, and longs to have a relationship like his buddies have found. But, it’s like they say, be careful what you wish for. He’s discovering that his idea of the ideal significant other is flawed, relationships aren’t always easy, and they come when you least expect it. He is definitely one of my fun characters to write.