Tuesday, 20 November 2018

REVIEW: ABDUCTED by SAMANTHA KEITH



Abducted 
Dangerous Distractions #1
By Samantha Keith
Releasing August 21st, 2018
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In Abducted (Dangerous Distractions #1) by Samantha Keith, Cal Hart earns a living by taking contracts from the highest bidder. However, when he takes a contract to kill Lana Vanderpoel, he knows there's no way he can go through with it. So, instead, he decides to kidnap her while trying to hunt for the person that put the hit out on her. But when the truth comes out, will Cal be able to protect Lana or will they lose their chance at happy ever after?

What an exciting, fast-paced, engaging read Ms. Keith has delivered in this first book of her Dangerous Distractions series where the main characters -- especially the heroine -- go through a lot, as they try to get to the bottom of who wants Lana dead. How long will it take for Cal to discover the truth? Will he be able to keep Lana safe in the meantime? The way this story starts sets the fast-pace of the story and I loved the moment these two meet, as Lana doesn't make things easy for Cal. Then again, what person being kidnapped would make things easy for their kidnapper, even if they are kidnapping them for the right reasons?

As for the dialogue, it was intense and riveting due to the main characters back stories and everything these two go through on their journey to happy ever after. There's danger, intrigue and surprising twists that had me worried for the heroine's safety. Still, Cal is good at his job and I liked how far he's willing to go to protect Lana. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked that she put her trust in Cal, especially after how they meet that gives her no reason to trust him. While the hero, I loved how driven he is in his pursuit of finding the person responsible for wanting Lana dead. I also liked how determined he is to protect Lana because the person wanting her dead could be anyone. Maybe even someone she thinks she can trust. 

Overall, Ms. Keith has delivered a really good read in this book, which had a good dose of suspense and where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was delightful; and the ending took me by surprise when the person who wants Lana dead was revealed? Why do they want the heroine dead? However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as Lana and Cal both surprise each other with something that will bring more happiness to their lives. I would recommend Abducted by Samantha Keith, if you enjoy romantic suspense or books by authors Kari Lemor, Kendall Talbot, Desiree Holt and Karen Rock. 








In a high-stakes world of privilege, betrayal, and the sexy thrill of the unknown, you never know where a dangerous distraction will lead . . . 

Cal Hart walks a blurred line of honor. The rock-hard former Marine has his lethal skills at the service of the highest bidder. Until a contract comes in to kill Lana Vanderpoel, the sultry, charismatic heiress and billionaire’s daughter. She’s way too sexy to end up at the wrong end of a silencer. So Cal takes the job—and starts planning how to get Lana to safety while he unearths who’s behind the threat . . .

Lana only knows she’s been kidnapped—and she’ll fight tooth and nail against whoever has snatched her from her life. Her stern-faced captor sends a tremor of ice through her veins, yet a thrill lies beneath her unease. He’s dark and dangerous, his body ripped, honed, and capable. But lust isn’t the same as trust—and whether or not she can believe what Cal’s telling her, there’s at least one person close to Lana who wants her dead . . .

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Sunday, 18 November 2018

REVIEW: WHAT I'VE DONE by MELINDA LEIGH



What I've Done
Morgan Dane #4
By Melinda Leigh
Releasing September 18th, 2018
Montlake Romance





Haley Powell wakes up covered in blood, with no memory of the night before. When she sees a man lying in the backyard, stabbed to death, she has only one terrified thought: What have I done?

Agreeing to take the case as a favor to her PI friend Lincoln Sharp, Morgan must scale a mountain of damning circumstantial and forensic evidence to prove her client innocent. Haley couldn’t appear more guilty: her bloodstained fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and she has no alibi. But Morgan can’t shake the feeling that this shocked young woman has been framed.

Someone out there is hell-bent on sabotaging her defense, targeting Morgan, her partner, and especially Haley. Someone who will stop at nothing—and whose next move will be deadly.
 

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In What I've Done (Morgan Dane #4) by Melinda Leigh, Morgan Dane has a tough case ahead of her when she takes on Haley Powell as a client. She's been charged with murder, but the more Morgan and her exceptional PI team in her boss Sharp and her boyfriend/partner Lance Kruger investigate the case, the more they think Haley is being framed. Will they be able to get Haley off the charges or will the person who framed Haley do everything they can to stop Morgan from discovering the truth?

If you've never read a book by Ms. Leigh than as a reader you're missing out on some brilliant writing because her romantic suspense consist of a brilliant amount of suspense with a nice dose of sweet romance to match it. Really, the hero and heroine are always on-the-go, tracking down leads and this book certainly takes the pair on an adventurous journey to get to the truth of what happened to the man that Haley is accused of murdering. 

As for the dialogue, it was entertaining and intense due to the case they're determined to solve and the obstacles they face to get to the truth. Really, I was on the edge-of-my-seat at times with worry for the main characters. Moreover, the heroine is strong, brave and I love reading bits about her back story every time I read a new book for this series. She's such an interesting heroine that has been through so much. Things that have made her the resilient admirable woman she is that lots of people want as a lawyer because she's so good at what she does. Really, she goes above and beyond in her pursuit of the truth, especially in this case that could definitely spell danger if Morgan isn't careful. 

Overall, Ms. Leigh has delivered an absolutely fantastic read in this book where the investigation sets the fast-pace of the story, as Morgan and her partner get to the bottom of what really happened; and the ending had me loving what Morgan learns. Will Morgan be able to prove Haley is innocent? Certainly, it's not an easy case to figure out who was responsible for the murder. I would recommend What I've Done by Melinda Leigh, if you enjoy romantic suspense or books by authors Kendra Elliott, Laura Griffin, Mary Burton and Cynthia Eden. 


































































Thursday, 15 November 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: PIRATE'S PASSION by LISA KESSLER





Pirate’s Passion
by Lisa Kessler
Series
Sentinels of Savannah
Genre
Adult
Paranormal Romance
Publisher
Entangled Amara
Publication Date
November 12, 2018

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Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all.

Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew.

The search for the Grail opens some dark secrets better left hidden, and Charlotte’s life might depend on one Pirate’s Passion…


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In Pirate's Passion (Sentinels of Savannah #2) by Lisa Kessler, Dr. Charlotte Sinclair finds herself embroiled in a dangerous game when a government agent comes to her for help  in her work as a Historian. She's an expert on pirate wrecks, so she's intrigued by the research she's asked to undertake to help find the Holy Grail. However, she never imagined she'd fall in love love or uncover a secret that would make her afraid of herself. But when things become dangerous, will she and Samuel Keegan fight and win against the bad guys or will they lose their shot at happy ever after?

What another fantastic addition to this series Ms. Kessler has delivered in this second book of her Sentinels of Savannah series where the main characters have interesting back stories and face tough obstacles to be together; and the dialogue was entertaining and intense due to main characters back stories, and the secret that's been hidden from the heroine that makes her a danger to anyone looking to hurt her and those she cares about. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story really takes off, as there's plenty of chemistry between this pair and I couldn't wait to read how Charlotte would help Samuel on his quest to find the Holy Grail.

With the main characters, the heroine was resilient and courageous when she learns things about her life that turn it upside down and make her worried how dangerous she really is. I also liked how determined she was to help the crew in their mission. Will they get what they want most -- to be able to drink the Holy Grail again, so they can retain their immortality? Since it appears they were starting to slowly lose their immortality? While the hero, he's confident, a little cocky, protective of his crew as well as the heroine, and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over, even though he doesn't do relationships because he's already lost so much in his life and is not willing to lose anymore. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was the close friendships he has with his crew and how they tease each other, especially when it comes to the hero's growing relationship with Charlotte. 

Overall, Ms. Kessler has delivered a really good read in this book where the secondary characters entertained me just as much as the main ones, especially the government agent; the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was nicely-detailed and hot; and the ending had me loving the danger these two face when they go up against the bad guys. Will Samuel and Charlotte come out on top? I would recommend Pirate's Passion by Lisa Kessler, if you enjoy paranormal romance or books by authors NJ Walters, Nina Croft, Mary Hughes and Heather Long. 






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LISA KESSLER is an Amazon Best Selling and 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. You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com She loves hearing from readers!

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE FOR THE DOCTOR by VICTORIA JAMES





Fall in love this holiday season with this heartwarming story about finding romance, the magic of Christmas, and the importance of family...

Children's bookstore owner Addie Mayberry believes in the magic of Christmas. Or at least, she used to. So when a young customer needs some seasonal optimism, Addie sets out to give the vulnerable, heartbroken little girl the best Christmas ever. Which means helping the hottest man in Shadow Creek, Bella's surgeon father, find his holiday spirit. Addie's up to the challenge, but between tree decorating and late night talks, she realizes she's starting to fall hard for the one man she definitely shouldn't.

Drew Barrett drastically changed his fast-paced life when he moved back to Shadow Creek, but it was all worth it to give his daughter a better life. He wasn't exactly winning dad-of-the-year awards before, so he's determined to make it up to Bella. And with Addie's help, he's slowly repairing his relationship with his daughter. The last thing he wants is to fall in love, since that road only leads to pain, but he can't stop thinking about Addie. Not only is she gorgeous, sweet, and great with Bella, she fills something in him he never knew was missing. But Addie wants forever, which is more than Drew can offer…


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In A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor (Shadow Creek #6) by Victoria James, Drew Barrett moved back to Shadow Creek to make a better life for him and his daughter after the child's mother decided she wanted out of their lives. Determined to concentrate on his daughter, he's decided he doesn't have time for a relationship. However, spending time with Addie -- a woman his daughter adores -- he begins to find it harder and harder to keep his distance. Will he take a chance on happy ever after again or will he break Addie's heart?

I have loved this series from book one, but I found this story taking me a while to fully get into, even though I absolutely adored the hero's daughter. Really, there was something about the heroine that made her feel a little too good to be true, especially with the hero's daughter, Isabella, having grown so attached to Addie. Yet, the more I read about the heroine, her flaws and her back story the more I warmed up to her. Life hasn't been easy and I could understand why she's so protective of Isabella when it comes to what the young girl is facing at school. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story really takes off, as it's palpable the heroine really likes the hero. Will the hero give another relationship a chance?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, what's happening with the hero's daughter that gets Addie so worked up and everything these two go through on their journey to happy ever after that had me wondering whether the hero would take a chance. Moreover, there were moments where the heroine's insecurities frustrated me and I wanted to shout 'listen-to-your-sisters'. Yet, I've got to admit that I could understand why she has them after what happened to her back in school and what makes her fight so hard for the hero's daughter. 

While the hero, he was fantastic. I loved the bond between him and his daughter as well as the bond between the heroine and the little girl. They each are willing to do whatever it takes to make the hero's daughter's life a happy one. I also liked the hero's determination not to hurt the heroine. He's so considerate of Addie's feelings, especially with all that she's been through. Not only with high school jerks, but knowing she's not good enough in her mother's eyes too. Really, her mother is a piece of work that doesn't deserve to have such wonderful daughters in Addie and her two sisters. 

Overall, Ms. James has a delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was sweet; and the ending had me loving the hero's determination to win the heroine's heart. Really, Addie has become important to him and he can't let her get away. I would recommend A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor by Victoria James, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope, Christmas themed stories with happy endings, or books by authors Sonya Weiss, Jennifer Hoopes, Jennifer Shirk and Joann Sky. 












Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto. She is a mother to two young children, one very disorderly feline, and wife to her very own hero. Victoria attended Queen’s University and graduated with a degree in English Literature. She then earned a degree in Interior Design. After the birth of herVi first child she began pursuing her life-long passion of writing. Her dream of being a published romance author was realized by Entangled in 2012. Victoria is living her dream— staying home with her children and conjuring up happy endings for her characters. Victoria would love to hear from her readers! You can visit her at www.victoriajames.ca or Twitter @vicjames101 or send her an email at Victoria@victoriajames.ca

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

BOOK BLITZ TOUR & GIVEAWAY: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING AUGUST IMPRINT BOOK LAUNCH


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Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture. She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.

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After her carefully ordered world imploded, Paige Taylor cracks up. On her tenth self-help book, it seemed like a good idea at the time to reinvent herself––move from Manhattan to the tiny beachside town of St. Clair––and take over the local bookstore.

But instead of discovering her spiritual Nirvana, she’s neck-deep in a floundering business, the locals treat her like a plague victim, and her mom’s suddenly decided to visit––with no end in sight––and keeps coming home with one surprise after the next.

Added to that pot of crazy, the one guy who sets her pulse racing has sworn off women forever. He’s got a Samsonite filled with baggage, but damn he looks good hauling it down the street. And giving her those sexy half-smiles. And tempting her to take him for a test ride.

Soon Paige discovers that reinventing herself takes more than just a change of address and a pithy quote on Instagram. She needs to face the truth about her life, and that’s something she can’t do alone.


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Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all. She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies. 

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For Alexa McIntyre, the answer to everything comes down to numbers. Three sons. One divorce. One great life...except her boys are getting older and they really need a man around. Enter the number twenty, as in after twenty minutes with someone she knows whether or not she wants them in her life. So, she hatches a plan to meet any man who remotely strikes her interest—for a twenty-minute date at her favorite coffee shop. It’s the perfect way to find her perfect match in the most efficient way possible.

Too bad coffee shop owner Marshall Calloway isn’t keen on her using his shop as her speed-dating zone, especially since she's made it clear he's too young to be a contender. But against her better judgement, Alexa finds herself drawn to Marshall in ways she can’t quantify. There’s no easy answer, and once the kids become involved, her well-ordered world threatens to fall apart—twenty minutes at a time.

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Natasha Moore fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. She’s the author of more than twenty romances, and believes that stories of love and hope are important. Love can happen at any age and she often writes about vibrant and passionate characters finding love later in life. She’s a snowbird, spending the winters in sunny Florida, and the rest of the year in beautiful western New York with her real life hero who is happy to tell everyone that he’s her inspiration. 

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Art professor Anita Delgado spends eleven months of the year working. July is her month to cut loose, paint, and pick a guy to make the summer memorable. But this year she isn’t in a tropical location with an exotic man like she'd planned. She’s stuck in small-town USA dealing with a lake house she doesn’t want, inherited from a grandmother she never knew. A summer fling might be the only thing to get her through the next few weeks.

Salvage specialist Noah Colburn is running for mayor. If he doesn’t, an absolute idiot is going to ruin his beloved town. So he’s stepping up. It’s what he does—with his teenage daughters, with the family business, and now with Lakeside. But when the newest resident of the town asks him to renovate her grandmother’s house—and have a four-week fling —he’s tempted. Tempted to step out of the mold and take just one thing for himself. But the gossip mill in the town is notorious.

Anita’s learning it’s hard to have a fling when the town follows your every move, and it’s even harder when the July guy makes it clear one month is never going to be enough…


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Julie Hammerle writes young adult novels that focus on nerds, geeks, and basket cases falling in love. On the YA side, she is the author of The Sound of Us (Entangled TEEN, 2016) and the North Pole romance series (Entangled Crush, 2017). For adult romances, look for Knocked-Up Cinderella in the fall of 2018. A graduate of Butler University with degrees in secondary education and Latin with a minor in music, Julie lives in Chicago with her family and enjoys reading, cooking, and watching all the television.
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I’m a walking contradiction.

School principal who liberally drops the F bomb.

Fiercely independent yet willing to auction myself off for charity.

Serial monogamist who’s down for a no-strings one-night stand.

Except now I’ve gone from one-working-ovary to co-parent in the time it took a stick to turn blue.

F. Bomb.

Ian Donovan may be a richer-than-hell venture capitalist, but he’s no Prince Charming ready to sweep me off my feet. Good thing I don’t need him. I’ve been doing fine on my own for forty years, and I’m not about to start changing that now.

Ultrasounds, swollen feet, midnight cravings? Bring. It. On.

But why is it when you finally swear off men, you meet one who’s too sexy—and determined they can make it work.

F. Bomb.


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BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: TRAGIC by DEVNEY PERRY

    

 

Tragic
Lark Cove #3
By Devney Perry
Releasing November 13th, 2018
Self-Published

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Kaine Reynolds wants nothing more than solitude. After an unthinkable tragedy destroys his family, he’s cut off all ties to his former life so he can battle his grief the only way he knows how. Alone. 

So when Piper Campbell knocks on his door, rambling on about being his new neighbor, he slams the door in her face. But Kaine’s gruff demeanor doesn’t scare her. She’s set on living in Montana and starting over after a terrible divorce. And she wouldn’t mind having a fling to chase away the pain of her husband’s betrayal. 

Her handsome, albeit rude, neighbor is the perfect candidate. Yet what neither of them suspect is that their no-strings affair will result in the surprise of Piper’s lifetime—and Kaine’s worst fear.   

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In Tragic (Lark Cove #3) by Devney Perry, after her divorce was finalised, Piper Campbell decided she needed a change. Moving to Lark Cove is the perfect solution, but she never expected to fall for another man. Still, when she discovers she's pregnant, will she be able to convince Kaine to give a relationship between them a chance or is Kaine's past too painful for him to move forward from to be able to give happy ever after a chance?

What an emotionally-charged, fast-paced, enthralling read Ms. Perry has delivered in this third book of her Lark Cove series where the main characters are well-developed, relatable and likeable; the dialogue was compelling and had me loving this couple's growing relationship, as they try to keep things casual; and the obstacles these two face are tough, but had me smiling as they manage to overcome each one, especially the one that is holding the hero back. Will he be able to forgive those he felt betrayed him?

With the main characters, the heroine was resilient, courageous and I liked how she handled everything she goes through from dealing with her ex to helping the hero when he goes through one of the hardest moments of his life. Will she be able to help Kaine heal from his past? While the hero, he's been through so much and it's understandable why he's so angry at the people that betrayed him. Why couldn't they see things from his point-of-view? Why were sides taken? Furthermore, I loved how the hero handles everything he goes through in this story from dealing with his grief to opening up to the heroine (which isn't easy) to dealing with his family. 

Overall, Ms. Perry has delivered an utterly superb read in this book where the chemistry between Kaine and Piper was powerful; the romance was hot and full of exquisite heat and passion; and the ending had me loving that Piper was willing to fight for Kaine and help him to heal from his past because it's the only way they can be together. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely because of Piper's surprise. I would recommend Tragic by Devney Perry, if you enjoy the mysterious strangers trope, the surprise pregnancy trope or books by authors Kelly Elliott, Adriana Locke, Corinne Michaels and Vi Keeland. 



 


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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! 

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