Tuesday 11 December 2018


Just a Little Camera Shy
Scripted for Love #2
By MK Meredith
Releasing 11th December, 2018

In Just a Little Camera Shy (Scripted for Love #2) by MK Meredith, Addi Dekker is a desperate woman. If she doesn't come up with enough money to pay taxes on her property, she'll lose the home she inherited from her great-aunt. So, when Roque Gallagher comes to her with the idea of renting her house to film a movie, she jumps at the chance after a moment of hesitance. However, she wants more out of the deal such as a job. But working alongside Roque might just prove harder than she thought, especially when she's keeping things from him and when he discovers the truth, will he be able to forgive or will they lose their shot at happy ever after?

Having really enjoyed the first book of this series, I couldn't wait to read what sort of adventure Ms. Meredith would take me on this book and I've got to say that this story does not disappoint. Really, right from the beginning, I was intrigued by this story, as the hero is charming and determined to get what he wants. Will the hero use any means necessary to win the heroine over? However, it was the moment they meet where this story really takes off, as the heroine doesn't make things easy for the hero. She's determined to get what she wants too and I liked how she used any means necessary to get what she wants. 

As for the dialogue, it was intense and absolutely riveting due to the main characters back stories and everything this couple go through on their journey to happy ever after such as what the heroine is keeping from the hero that could ruin their growing relationship if the hero learnt the truth and whether the hero would be able to find a way to make his movie considering all the troubles he has. Moreover, I loved the main characters who are relatable, likeable and kept me entertained from start to finish, as the hero does his best to resist the heroine, but finds it impossible to resist her. 

With the heroine, she's resilient, courageous and I liked how she fights for her independence because her family are a little smothering and feels she needs to be protected when she doesn't. Really, she can handle things fine on her own when she puts her mind to it. I also liked the decisions she made throughout this story, even if the thing she's holding back from Roque could cause a rift in their relationship. Yet, what I liked most about the heroine was her sassiness and her enjoyment of teasing Roque. While the hero, he's driven, which is proven by his ambition to produce a film without help from his family because he wants his own success and not to ride the wave of his family's success. I also liked the hero's resilience; his honest nature; and that he took a chance on the heroine, even though his relationships haven't been all that good in the past because work is the most important thing to him. 

Overall, Ms. Meredith has delivered an absolutely charming and superb read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was off-the-charts; the romance was tangible and full of exquisite heat and passion; and the ending had me liking the hero's determination to win back the heroine, especially after how their relationship goes awry. Did the hero judge the heroine too harshly? Did the heroine handle everything wrong when it came to what she was holding back? However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as the hero and heroine are so happy together. I would recommend Just a Little Camera Shy by MK Meredith, if you enjoy workplace romances, boss-employee romances or books by authors Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Jill Sanders and Melissa Foster. 

On the verge of losing the Malibu home she inherited from her great-aunt, Addi Dekker is failing hard to show her family she can make it as a writer. If she doesn’t want to give up her dream and go back to the soul-sucking job she happily left behind, Addi has to swallow her dislike of Hollywood and rent her bungalow out to the sexy-as-hell film producer who stole from her. 

But, she has a plan (shhhh!) she'll stay out of the camera's eye and keep living there, too. It was time for Tinseltown to pay up.

Roque Gallagher is pouring his heart and savings into his first independent film to make the industry acknowledge him for his talent and not just his family name. Addi’s home is perfect for the shoot, but she’s far too tempting. He’s never been able to handle work and a relationship, and this is the film of a lifetime. Between a shrinking budget and his director quitting, the last thing he needs is a sexy-as-sin tease like Addi. And he has a feeling there's something she's hiding...

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Monday 10 December 2018


Reckless Deceptions
Dallas After Dark #3

By Karen Rock
Releasing December 18th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Lyrical Liaison

Erica Keeley has always been willing to break the rules to catch a criminal, until her unorthodox tactics get her booted from the CIA and betrayed by the man she trusted. Now, gone rogue to stop a terrorist group, she’s working undercover at Dallas’s top male strip and burlesque club, dancing alongside sexy, sculpted men. Not that any of her co-workers give her the adrenaline rush she got from her former life. Erica hits the jackpot when she overhears her targets discussing a homegrown terrorist plot. But her last shot at redemption means getting up close and personal with her traitorous ex.
 Control is what CIA officer Ryan Arnell values above all things. Yet he was irresistibly drawn to Erica’s impulsive, uninhibited nature in the field—and in bed—until her bull-headed tactics risked the agency’s mission. Teaming up to stop a deadly attack, he’s falling again for this spontaneous, high-octane woman. And with Erica’s ties to the terrorists proving closer than either of them expected, the riskiest mission of all might be this second chance at love . . .

“A highly entertaining and cohesive suspense novel with an emotionally satisfying romance that will keep readers glued to the page.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Dangerous Moves

In Reckless Deceptions (Dallas After Dark #3) by Karen Rock, Erika Keeley and Ryan Arnell were once lovers until she felt he betrayed her when a CIA mission they were on together went wrong and he didn't stand up for her. Now though, Erika is determined to track down those responsible and is forced to work alongside Ryan. However, the more time they spend together tracking down leads and trying to prevent the bad guys from carrying out their plans, the more Erika finds herself falling for Ryan all over again. Will he end up breaking her heart or will they get their second chance at happy ever after?

What an explosive, exciting, compelling, fast-paced read Ms. Rock has delivered in this third book of her Dallas After Dark series, which I believe is the best book of the series yet. Really, right from the beginning, I was fully hooked, as the hero is a man all about control and who does his best to always follow the rules and being around Erika again threatens that control. She's his complete opposite; a woman that goes with her gut and acts reckless at times and I liked how she challenged him to break the rules, especially when they're hunting someone so dangerous.

As for the dialogue, it was intense and absolutely engaging due to the main characters back stories and the danger these two face because the bad guys are relentless and determined in their plans. Moreover, both the main characters were relatable, likeable and I loved their back stories and their growing relationship. With the heroine, she's resilient; courageous; relentless in her pursuit of the bad guys, especially with what happened in the past; and I loved how she challenged the hero and managed to get past his walls. While the hero, I felt sorry for him when it comes to his relationship with his family, as it feels like he's the odd one out. Then again, with a father like his who needs enemies? Yet, in saying that, I liked his strength, how driven he is when it comes to his job and I liked how well he works with the heroine, even though she pushes him to his limits with her desire to act first and worry about the consequences later. Will the heroine end up getting them both hurt because of her recklessness?

Overall, Ms. Rock has delivered a superb read in this book, which encompasses a wonderful dose of suspense and romance; and where the chemistry between the hero and heroine was powerful; the romance was fan-your-face hot; and the ending had me worried for the main characters, but had me loving how things work out for the best for Ryan and Erika, especially since he needs her in his life. Someone that gets him and he can open up to completely. I would recommend Reckless Deceptions by Karen Rock, if you enjoy romantic suspense, second chance romances or books by authors Kari Lemor, Desiree Holt, Marnee Blake and Kris Rafferty. 

Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet & spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of YA and adult contemporary books writes spicy suspense and small-town romances. A big believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers smiling. Karen is an avid reader and baker who loves having the Adirondack Park as her backyard, where she lives with her husband and daughter who make her life complete.

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Tuesday 20 November 2018


Dangerous Distractions #1
By Samantha Keith
Releasing August 21st, 2018
Lyrical Liaison

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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


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


Pirate’s Passion
by Lisa Kessler
Sentinels of Savannah
Paranormal Romance
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…

Each book in the Sentinels of Savannah series is STANDALONE: 
* Magnolia Mystic
* Pirate’s Passion

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. 

To celebrate the release of PIRATE’S PASSION by Lisa Kessler, we’re giving away for a $25 Amazon gift card!

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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


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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