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Review – Paralyzed (Vagabond Circus Book 2) by Sarah Noffke

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synopsis

When the worst case scenario befalls the Vagabond Circus, Zuma knows she must ensure it doesn’t fall to doom. Titus’s job is to guarantee the show goes on, while the acrobats seek to avenge and rescue. Jack has no idea that he’s about to levitate himself into a deadly situation, and only Zuma and Finley can save him from a threat unlike what most have ever encountered. In this second whimsical and dark installment of the Vagabond Circus tale, the reader learns just how the ringmaster, Dr. Dave Raydon, rescued everyone in his troupe and also brought love and treasures into their lives. The unveiling of this history only brings more mystery as the true enemy to Vagabond Circus is unveiled. Charles Knight isn’t an evil man with a deadly agenda. He’s the worst kind of human being and he won’t stop until he’s ruined everyone and everything that the ringmaster loves. Paralyzed is an episodic ride that unravels the pieces of this fantasy circus one act at a time.

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

If you have not read Suspended STOP right hear…Hurry go one click it …go now. You will want to read it first. Paralyzed starts were Suspended left off. What will the circus do without the glue that held it together is no longer there? How will the circus go on with the acrobats missing?

Jack took off on a mission and now it is up to Finley and Zuma to find him and save him. Jack has no idea what he is dropping in on. Finley knows but doesn’t want to let Zuma in on it. Zuma tries to get Finley to trust her enough to let her in. However, Finley struggles to let her help and allow her in because his past is a dark one.

There were a few secrets that Finley let Zuma in on that surprised me even. I have to say I loved the scenes with Zuma’s family. Her sister was a hoot and her brother oh my. All three of them are so different. I have to say the thing Zuma does to help protect Jack from his family’s hurtfulness had me shaking my head. What was she thinking? Poor Finley cannot catch a break. Meanwhile, back at the circus they are all grieving trying to deal with what is happening. Titus is trying to pull it together and go on but not sure how he can do it.

The ending all I can say is hold onto your Top Hat because things at the circus has been flipped upside down. Sarah has such a way of making you feel paralyzed and suspended in midair at the end of this one. I need to have the third book now!

A few of my favorite lines:

she was pretty certain over the next few days they were going to tear each other’s hearts in pieces when she knew all they wanted was to love one another.

“Why won’t you tell me what the curse was about?” she said, her voice suddenly calmer, restrained. “Because I’m and asshole, Zuma, that’s why,” Finley said.
Life is full of magic and if you try and explain it all then you lose the opportunity for bewilderment, which is a beautiful thing.

Zuma didn’t feel whole anymore but rather melted into the person beside her, like they were one. It was a terrifyingly freeing feeling and the point that those two ideas could exist as one confounded every part of both their beings. Zuma could see nothing. Feel nothing. But she had a knowingness so pure and rich she didn’t question it. She was his. And the person all around her belonged to her as much as she belonged to him. There were one.

it struck Zuma how loving Finley could be, especially for not having given affection all his life. It was like the act of unconditional love was somehow in his DNA. He was truly a marvel to her she realized as she watched him walk away.

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about the author

Sarah Noffke

Sarah Noffke writes YA & NA sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian. She is the author of the Lucidites, Reverians, Ren, and Vagabond Circus series. She’s been everything from a corporate manager to a hippie. Her taste for adventure has taken her all over the world. If you can’t find her at the gym, then she’s probably at the frozen yogurt shop. If you can’t find her there then she probably doesn’t want to be found. She is a self-proclaimed hermit, with spontaneous urges to socialize during full moons and when Mercury is in retrograde. Sarah lives in Central California with her family.

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Tour and Review: Fighting Solitude (On the Ropes #3) by: Aly Martinez

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Fighting Solitude is Book Three in the On The Ropes Series by Aly Martinez and is Quarry’s highly anticipated story.

 

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Blurb

I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.

Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.

Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.

Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.

That was going to change.

I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.

Fighting to be the man she deserves.

Fighting the solitude of our pasts.

Fighting for her.

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

This story had me in tears in the first few pages, more in the middle, and even more at the end. Some tears were the blubbering crying tears you cannot believe this is happening and some were form pure joy. All the page boys had been through so much in their life and even though Quarry was the youngest his older brothers couldn’t protect him from everything.

Quarry Page lived with a mom that never loved him and a dad that never cared. Quarry could kbe sure of a few things though ever since he was 10 he always had his brothers, Eliza, and his best friend Liv. No matter what they were there and always had his back. Even when he messed up they were always there.

Liv James the daughter of Leo James had her own fears and issues but Quarry was a constant in her life. Even when she lost her other best friend who was also Quarry’s girlfriend. They were each other’s rock but she never could cross the line of friends with Quarry because of Mia.

First off I love Quarry and Lice watching them grow and mature together as friends. I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. Ho was Liv not going to feel like she was second choice for Quarry after everything they had been through with Mia. I loved the letters that Mia left for everyone it took them long enough to accept them and read them. I have to say Quarry was great once he realized what he really wanted and went for it. I loved the two together as friends when they were kids but when they were together when they were older was off the charts. The ending was the vest and yes here is where the water works began again because Aly really knows how to tug at a girl’s heart. I have to say I loved Quarry and this story was more than I ever expected.

Here are a few of my favorites:

My heart became my best-kept secret. Liv was exactly opposite. She wore her heart on her sleeve and exuded innocence. With straight, brown hair and olive-toned skin, she looked like a tiny Hispanic angel. I knew her better than that though. Liv didn’t have an innocent bone in her body. That girl made my brand of trouble look amateur. And , because of that, she quickly became my best friend and partner in crime.

The real pain was that, even though she would be on my arm when we walked through the doors, she would be fair game for every single man in the room. No. Liv James definitely wasn’t mine. Yet.

I was finally realizing what I should have known fourteen years earlier when I’d first laid eyes on her. Liv James had never been just my best friend.

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Excerpt

 

Fighting Solitude

Prologue

 

“Mia!” I shouted.

It was worthless. She’d been deaf since the day I met her.

She’d never once heard my voice.

She’d never heard the deep rumble of my laugh when she was excited, signing so fast I could barely keep up.

She’d never heard my content sigh when she barged into the locker room after a fight—just her presence soothed the lingering madness brewing within me.

She’d never heard me whispering my deepest fears into her ear as she fell asleep on top of me.

She’d never heard the reverence in which I cried her name each and every time I took her body.

And she’d never once heard the ease in which the words I love you tumbled from my lips as I stared into her deep, jade green eyes.

But as I screamed her name while watching her petite body seizing in the passenger seat beside me, I’d never needed her to hear me more.

“Mia. Oh God. I’ve got you, baby.”

She was still thrashing violently as I made my way around to her door, yanking it open while pleading with whatever god was willing to help.

When she stilled, a whole new level of silence filled the air around us. It wasn’t the absence of sound.

It was the absence of life.

“Mia, breathe!” I roared as her chest remained agonizingly still. “Help me!” I screamed at the closed emergency room doors, but no medical savior rushed out with the miracle I so desperately needed.

My hands shook wildly as I released her lifeless body from the seatbelt.

“I’ve got you, just hang on. Please just hang on, Mia,” I whispered lifting her into my arms and sprinting through the sliding doors. “I need a doctor! She’s not breathing!”

Nurses rushed towards me in slow motion as the seconds without air in her lungs passed at a terrifying speed.

Breathe.

A doctor appeared with a gurney and quickly took her from my arms.

The immediate loss was staggering.

Hope became my only solace.

She needed help that I wasn’t capable of giving her, but that didn’t stop me from following close behind as they rolled her away. I was on the verge of self-destructing; letting her out of my sight wasn’t an option.

I stood motionless in the doorway while doctors and nurses swarmed around her. Their mouths moved frantically, but without my hearing aids I was worthless to make out the words their faint voices carried.

I never wore my hearing aids when I was with Mia. There was no point. She rarely spoke with her voice.

We’d spent four years building a relationship with our hands.

Those hands had told me animated stories that made me laugh until my face hurt from smiling.

They’d fought with me relentlessly, but always ended the night raking down my back in silent ecstasy.

Her fingers had fluidly signed I love you more times than I could ever count—or forget.

But as I felt the nurse attempting to physically remove me from the room, my eyes became fixated on her limp hand dangling off the side of the bed. It was the only sight more frightening than watching her flail mid-seizure.

It ripped the heart straight from my chest.

That hand was supposed to be full of life.

It was the very essence of Mia.

Pale.

White.

Still.

Oh God.

Sucking in a deep breath, I held it until the room began to spin.

It provided me no relief even as it forced me to my knees.

There would be no distraction from this.

I was going to lose her.

Yet another woman I couldn’t save.

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About the Author

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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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#WOTR Review – Jax (The Protector Series #8) by Teresa Gabelman

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Jax, Book 8

synopsis

Jax Wheeler has been fighting his own demons for as long as he can remember. One of those demons is from his past, a brother who wants nothing more to see Jax suffer. Working closely with the Cincinnati Branch of the VC Warriors Jax never thought he would find someone who could help him ease his pain, but he was wrong.

Having a past of her own, Caroline Fitzpatrick has survived being put into a trance by a madman who wanted to control her sister, a abusive relationship, communicating with the dead, but nothing has prepared her for Jax Wheeler. From the moment she saw him the attraction was immediate, but the attraction was not mutual or was it?

The more Jax tries to stay away from Caroline, the more he finds himself at her door, in her life. All he knows is that every minute he spends with the beautiful school teacher, the more danger he puts her in. His brother’s vengeance of wanting him to suffer has put Caroline in the line of fire and only Jax can protect her.

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.

I’ve been patiently waiting for Jax’s book to be released and could not download it fast enough. I have to say Jax Wheeler has intrigued me since he first made an appearance.

Jax keeps to himself but is drawn to Caroline. Like everyone in his life he knows he cannot get close to them. His brother is out there somewhere and he never knows when he is going to show up or who he is going to be. Jax has to protect Caroline and keep her at a safe distance but close enough to keep an eye on her.

Caroline is a school teacher who can communicate with the dead. She has overcome more in a lifetime than most could handle. She is strong and independent but finds the VC Warriors are always on her door step to help out even when she doesn’t ask. The one she is most drawn to is Jax.

My favorite scenes in this book were when Caroline’s ex decides to reappear and Jax finally did what he should have from the beginning regarding Caroline. Although I was right there with Sid and wished Sloan would have showed up 2 minutes later. Another was the whole interview for Sloan’s secretary. I was cracking up at these big bad alpha Warriors being in there breaking up cat fights. Steve what can I say he is the best. However, my favorite of all was when Sloan gave Jax a “pep talk” regarding Caroline and where he stands.

After reading Jax’s story I can now say he is my favorite worrier but there is something that intrigues me about Blaze that I need to know more about. I will have to wait on that story because it looks like Sloan has found his match with his new secretary. Becky seems full of sass and spunk just the perfect mix for Sloan.

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Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8 – LIVE TODAY

Other Books in the series-

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1

Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2 

Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3

Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4

Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5

Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6

Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7 

about the author

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Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa…

Email: tgabelman@live.com

****Paranormal****

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1

Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2

Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3

Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4

Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5

Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6

A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1

****Contemporary****

Rodeo Romance

 

 

#WOTR Author Spotlight – Maggie Adams

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Maggie Adams

About the Author

Ok., well, I’m a wife, married to my high school sweetheart, Ned. I have two wonderful kids – Katie, married to Kyle, and Ross, girlfriend is Valerie. Physically, I’m short and curvy with red hair and hazel green eyes. I used reading as an escape from a not so great childhood, and writing was a natural extension of that to me. I wrote down what I wanted my life to be like.

When and Why did you start to write?

I think I started writing when I was about 8. I couldn’t always stop by the school library, so I would reread books in my head and further the adventures or try a different ending. I just started writing them all down. It was a great way to escape.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Renee Kennedy is a great friend and a fantastic author- contemporary New adult
Kris Hack – fabulous fantasy writer – Angels, Demons, romance
A. D. Ellis – she takes on contemporary life topics with humor, flair and honesty
Lexi Blake – She’s my one-click addiction. erotic romance at it’s best
Chelle Bliss – grabs the M/C crowd by the balls and takes you for a ride
Melanie James – her Accidental Leigh series is a high flying witchy hoot of a romance

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

I THINK I know where my story is going, but the characters and the dialogue twist and turn so much by the middle of the story, I’m just along for the ride!

What are you working on now?

Plus, I’ve been itching to get to a paranormal and I’m collaborating on a series with some of my favorite authors about Women of a Certain Age – an erotic adventure

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I’m a bit of both. Like I stated earlier, I think I know where the story is going, then Boom! I’m off in another direction entirely!

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maggieadamsbooks@gmail.com – email
http://www.maggieadamsbooks.com – website
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaggiesMinxes/ – STREET TEAM
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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9867300.Maggie_Adams – GoodReads
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#WOTR Author Spotlight – T.K. Carter

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T.K. Carter

About the Author

My name is TK Carter, and I’m genetically geared to have a sarcastic wit, awkward one-liners, and laugh at inappropriate times. Fortunately for me, I can tap into this phenomenon and create characters who often do the same thing. I write contemporary humorous women’s fiction (Chick Lit), dramatic fiction, and Dystopian Suspense. I tease that this is a way to accommodate my mood swings, but it borderlines on being truth. I still have a full-time career in logistics for an agriculture corporation based out of Columbia, Missouri, so I write in between working and raising my two children – ages fourteen and almost twelve. Needless to say, my plate is a little full.

When and Why did you start to write?

I used to write as a pre-teen/teenager – horrible poetry mostly – but I set aside everything when I got married and started a family. When I got separated/divorced in 2008-2009, I realized I didn’t have anything to do outside of my family. No hobbies, no interests, nothing of my own. It was quite the vacant feeling. I was given a journal and a pen as encouragement, then one day I started writing and couldn’t stop. The voices have been humming ever since. LOL

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Liz Schulte
Denise Grover Swank
Stephen King
Kristen Hannah
Jennifer Weiner
Pat Conroy – the man is pure genius
Wally Lamb

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

I never imagined it was possible to sit at a computer, completely disengage from life around me and get swept into a world in my own head. Okay, that’s not true. I never imagined I could do it while writing. 😉 When I’m writing, nothing around me exists. I ‘come to’ hours later with thousands of words written. I often tease that I need a decompression chamber outside my office so I can re-acclimate to life going on around me before speaking to anyone.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on two WIPs right now. (Writing cross-genre will do that to ya.) One is women’s fiction (mystery/drama), and the other is the third book in the dystopian suspense genre, The Yellow Flag Series. I haven’t released the titles or blurbs for these two novels yet, but they will be announced soon.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I’m a pantser. I develop characters and a loose plot line but give the characters room to move/grow. As I get to know them, it’s easier to determine if what I’ve envisioned is true to character for them. If it’s not, I follow along behind them and see what they do. I had to learn how to plot more with my series and think more long-term, which was a huge challenge for me. But I still allow the characters to be who they are. In Collapse: Book One in the Yellow Flag Series, one of the characters did something so completely unexpected, it changed her whole story line and made for a much better book. I love it when that happens.

Social Links

Blog: My Ms. Adventures (http://mymsadventures-tami.blogspot.com/)
Website: tkcarter-author.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/mstkcarter
Goodreads- T.K. Carter (they make me use the periods between my initials over there…)
Twitter: @TamiCarter2
Instagram: tk_carter
Amazon: amazon.com/author/tkcarter

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I’m Amazon exclusive, so you can find all my work here. Be sure to click “Follow” to receive emails when new books are released!

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My latest novel, The Breakup Mix, can be found here:
http://www.amazon.com/Breakup-Mix-TK-Carter-ebook/dp/B00VR1ZICQ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

Release Day Blitz: Hearts & Daggers Anthology

 

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Authors:
Kimberly Blalock Cassia Brightmore
Skye Callahan heather Dahlgren
Ella emerson Danielle Jamie
Courtney shockey A.M. Willard
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Dark Romance
Model: Cassia Brightmore
Cover Design by Cover Me, Darling
Release Date: February 9, 2016
A little sweet, a little dark just enough to ignite a spark. 
This Valentine’s Day, prepare to have your darkest desires and hottest fantasies realized in one explosive anthology as four dark romance and four contemporary romance authors join forces to bring you eight all new tantalizing tales.
 

 

From a deranged stalker to a sweet-talking matchmaker, immerse yourself in this pairing of scorching hot romance and depravity in an action-packed experience certain to satisfy all of your delicious and dark desires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIRTY by Kimberly Blalock
My name is Oliva Basari. I escaped one hell only to be trapped into another. Darkness and fear seething through my thoughts. I fell in love, I fell in lust… Hell, I just fell. A new city, new job, new persona… In the darkness Tess became real… MY alter ego. The jab of someone or something else building in my gut until she’s all I wanted to become. Never fearing what could happen when remorse knocked on my door. Never fearing the lustful way I stalked them… The ones that couldn’t have me, that couldn’t taste me. Until I met one very, tall, dark, and forbiddingly handsome Mr. Black. He hated me, watched me with darkness in his tormented eyes. He scared me, intimidated me, left me questioning my own sanity. He was the one thing I wouldn’t let myself submit too. The way he touched me. Slid his knuckles across my flesh. But I wasn’t a single woman, I had someone that loved me for who I was or rather had feigned to be. 
In the end, we are all captured souls waiting for release or the claw scrapping escape of our own maniacal thoughts. In the end, we are all prisoners of the flesh.
 
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 REPENTANCE by Cassia Brightmore
 

 

 
Obsession is a passionate emotion. A dark blend of desire and longing; it distorts reality into twisted fantasies. How far would you go to ensure the object of your infatuation is forever in your possession? Former Deputy Sam Ridley is a man plagued by past sins. In his eyes, being sentenced to ten years in prison isn’t punishment enough for his crimes. An unwanted early parole forces him to re-join a society that looks down on him with scorn. Exiling himself to a new town is the only hope he has to escape the ghosts haunting him. Emma Danvers is a woman looking for change. Living a life of privilege has offered her opportunities without challenges. Breaking free of the constraints of family obligation, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Never did she expect to be catapulted into the arms of a man searching for his own new beginning. Two people thrown together in a twist of fate. One running from his past; the other chasing a brighter future. Can they be each other’s salvation? Or will any happiness they find be ripped to shreds by the deadly obsession of another? Redemption comes at a high-staked price no one is willing to pay as the Darkness Series returns for one last mind-blowing trip into the depths of despair. 
 
Warning: This is a dark romance novel not suited for readers under the age of eighteen due to graphic violence and situations.
 
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 INSURMOUNTABLE by Skye Callahan
 
When a slave with no future meets a man with no boundaries, will their heated encounter ignite their lonely hearts or send them down in flames?


They took my life and freedom at the age of sixteen.
my prison
I live in their walks by their rules with the false and deluded hope that one day things will be different. That one day I’ll no longer be merely an object of their perverse fantasies. But deep in my heart I know there is only one end to my nightmare–death.
Until him…
my Master

Some call my home paradise, others know it as hell but it’s the only life I’ve ever known.
My legacy
At the age of ten, I saw my mother’s dead body carried out if our room. The organization became my family, molding and shaking me in their image, but I never forgot the lesson my mother taught me. I only live by their rules to get what I want in return… Her.
My Little Dove

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THE MATCHMAKER by Heather Dahlgren
 
 
 Amanda Thompson is a matchmaker and a damn good one. She’s a huge success in what she does for other people. For her own love life, not so much.
 Davis Hart moves home to help his sister after her divorce. He isn’t looking for romance, but his sister believes differently.   Taking it upon herself to seek out a matchmaker to find it for him.
 Finding love is exactly what Amanda and Davis need without knowing it.  Who knew a date when either were looking for more, could lead to so much?  But what if it’s built on a tiny omission of fact?
Matches can be made, but can they survive the truth?
 
 HEARTS in L.A. by Ella Emerson
 
 
Valentina Sparks was only the biggest author at the Hearts In L.A. author convention, and Carter Jackson would do anything to meet her. As a cover model, he knew his career would be set if he could charm his way onto one of her bestselling books.
Jessica Oliver is excited to be attending the Romance Author Convention in Los Angeles. Things are going just as she planned in her life, and she has everything figured out.
But, one random meeting and Carter and Jessica find themselves exactly where neither of them thought they would be. Infatuated with each other.
With Carter’s obsession with Valentina, and Jessica trying to overcome a life she is terrified of living, will these two souls be able to connect over the Valentine’s weekend?
 
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SAVANNAH’s DESIRE by DANIELLE JAMIE
This Valentine’s Day, escape to the snowy mountains of Aspen, Colorado with your favorite book couple, KAYDEN KNOX and Savannah Livingston-KNOX. It’s been almost two years since they welcomed their twins, Brayden and Colton, into the world. Since that day Savannah and KAYDEN have yet to have a romantic getaway with just the two of them…until now!
Savannah’s birthday and Valentine’s Day will be one she’ll not soon forget. So grab your skis and fuzzy handcuffs because you’re about to board the BEAUMONT jet and set out on an erotic vacation you won’t soon forget.

 

Lost in Shadows by Courtney Shockey
 
 
Love for Jasmine Marlo can be described in one word; Malcolm. Her wonderful fiancé holds her heart in the palm of his hand and always has, but he’s overseas using his MD to help a place in distress. The months he’s away, she fears for his life. She dreams of the perfect Valentine’s Day with him and prays it’ll come true. This story is quite steamy throughout, but also tugs on your heart strings. “Sometimes the outside can be misleading.”
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HEARTS IN FLORENCE by A.M. Willard
 
 
It’s not always black and white, nor is it about how much color your canvas has. It comes down to how you can connect with the ones near you, how they can cause your heart to beat faster.
Raven Bloomberg finds herself stuck in Florence, Italy over Valentine’s Day weekend. Not only has her business trip taken a turn, but she finds herself sharing a hotel room with the reason that’s caused her to be stranded. Pushed outside her comfort zone, she decides to let loose and enjoy her weekend. The only problem is; she might have enjoyed it a little too much.
Pierce Ashton has a secret that he’s not ready to share. His love for art and travel has him bouncing from country to country. But, a particular art gallery assistant has him wanting more.Hearts in Florence is about opening your eyes to see the colors of the world, you never know what else might open up on a weekend of firsts.

A.M. Willard Social Links: 
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#WOTR Author Spotlight – L.A. Remenicky

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L.A. Remenicky

L.A. Remenicky

About the Author

I’m a payroll professional with a love of romance. I read anything and everything – especially during the dreary winter days here in Northeast Indiana.

When and Why did you start to write?

Being an avid reader for as long as I can remember I always wondered if I could write my own book. Back in high school (too many years ago to mention) my two best friends and I made started writing a story told through diary-type entries where we were dating rockstars or our secret crushes. In 2012 one of my friends told me she had been adding to the story and she had found this writing competition called NaNoWriMo. I thought it was a great idea so I signed up too. Somehow, I wrote 50K words that November and after a lot of editing I published Saving Cassie in late 2013.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

There are so many authors that I read that I could never list them all so here are a few of my favorites: Stephen King for his storytelling and how he can pull you into a story, Jade C. Jamison for she is the queen of the rock-n-roll romance, and Allie Juliette Mousseau because her books are hot!

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

It’s a harder than I thought it would be. And the editing… ugh! But I love putting the stories in my head out into the world.

What are you working on now?

I am currently going through edits on Ragan’s Song and Invisible with my new publisher. Very time consuming but oh so worth it. I am also working on about three other projects that I hope to have published this year. Fate Stepped In ~ Fairfield Corners Book 3, Just One Look – Ground Zero Rock And Roll Love Stories #1, and a story that may turn into a duet – Love On The Double.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I am a pantser all the way. I’ve tried plotting but it just doesn’t work for me.

Social Links

Email: LARemenicky@LavishPublishing.com
Website/Blog: http://www.laremenicky.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laremenicky
Google+:http://www.google.com/+LARemenickyauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/remenickywrites
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7191202.L_A_Remenicky
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/laremenicky/
Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/laremenicky
Facebook Street Team/Fan Group ~ Remenicky’s Remenions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1425708337682216/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/remenickywrites
Newsletter signup: http://eepurl.com/O0b4H

Buy Links

Saving Cassie links
Re-release by Lavish Publishing, LLC scheduled for February 2, 2016.
Buy links coming soon!
Goodreads: http://smarturl.it/SavingCassieGR

Ragan’s Song links
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongAmznNA
B&N: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongBandN
iBooks: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongitunes
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongKobo
Inktera: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongInktera
Scribd: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongScribd
All Romance: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongAllRom
Paperback Createspace: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongCS
Goodreads: http://smarturl.it/RagansSongGR

Invisible Links:
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleAmznNA
B&N: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleBandN
iBooks: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleiBooks
Kobo: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleKobo
Inktera: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleInktera
All Romance: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleAllRom
Paperback Createspace: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleCS
Goodreads: http://smarturl.it/InvisibleGR

Fate Stepped In Links:
Coming in 2016
Goodreads: http://smarturl.it/FateSteppedInGR

#Awethology Dark (2015) ~ One Night Stand
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016RDV1RE
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/awethology-dark
Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/12728bf9-06bf-414e-9e36-afeb1dd14797
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/285289607/Awethology-Dark
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B016RDV1RE
Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/5816718

December Awethology – Dark Volume ~ Christmas Dreams
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/December-Awethology-Dark-Awethors-ebook/dp/B018XWC5Z4

Sensual Diversions – February 14, 2016. Qill be available for a limited time.
PreOrder on Amazon: http://mybook.to/SensualDiversionsBoxset

 

#WOTR Author Spotlight – Aly Grady

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Aly Grady

Aly Grady

About the Author

I’m a New England transplant living in central Indiana. I’ve been following my husband around for the past 24 years. Luckily, we have stayed put for the last 13 years and settled down with our two boys and our crazy Labradoodle (he looks like Fozzy The Bear from the muppets).

When and Why did you start to write?

I started writing less than five years ago. I was reading a ton of books while recovering from surgery. My husband challenged me to write something instead and out popped The Racer’s Widow. Since then I finished that series and I’ve been working on several other manuscripts as well as improving my writing craft with the help of my IRWA chapter mates.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Janet Evonovich makes me laugh so I’ve read all of her Stephanie Plum books. I love historical fiction too from anyone I get my hands on.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

The process of writing and getting my thoughts down on the paper isn’t the hard part. I’ve got a few things floating around in my head all the time so the stories are there. Editing though, is the part that I need to concentrate on learning how to be better at before I send it out to the professionals. Finding where I’ve gone off on a tangent, squirrel, and getting back in line with the plot.

What are you working on now?

Right now, I’ve “A Place To Call Home” almost ready to publish this Spring. It is a contemporary romance about an interior designer and a carpenter.

In November for NaNoWriMo I started a trilogy about a group of women planning their high school reunion. I hope to have book one finished before Writer’s On The River in July.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I am a pantser and then do a cheat plot. If I have a good idea for how I’d like the plot to go then I’ll make notes for myself at the end of the day. I guess it’s still me being a pantser but I’d like to think I put a little effort in, squirrel!

Social Links

AlyGrady.com
facebook.com/AlyGrady2012
@AlyGrady
alygrady@aol.com

Buy Links

The Racer’s Widow

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Racers-Widow-Aly-Grady/dp/1938701828/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453218070&sr=8-1&keywords=aly+grady

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-racers-widow-aly-grady/1113879926?ean=9781938701825

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-racer-s-widow

Also available on ibooks

Chasing the Dream

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Dream-Racers-Widow-Story/dp/1939337585/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1453218070&sr=8-2&keywords=aly+grady

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-the-dream-a-racers-widow-story-aly-grady/1114863623?ean=9781939337580

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/chasing-the-dream-a-racer-s-widow-story

also available on ibooks

Taking a Chance

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Chance-Racers-Widow-Story/dp/1940745764/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453218070&sr=8-3&keywords=aly+grady

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taking-a-chance-a-racers-widow-story-aly-grady/1119236025?ean=9781940745763

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/taking-a-chance-a-racer-s-widow-story

also available on ibooks

 

#WOTR Author Spotlight – Lacey Black

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Lacey Black

About the Author

I am an avid reader and vanilla latte lover! I love romance and look for a happily ever after in everything. I speak fluent sarcasm and have a bit of a potty mouth, both traits coming out in my writing. I reside in a small town in Illinois with my husband and 2 kids. My debut novel, Trust Me, reached #3 on Amazon’s Free Bestselling list, #2 on iBooks Free Bestseller’s list, and #1 on Amazon’s Contemporary Romance list! All of the books in the Rivers Edge series have been in the Top 100 on Amazon’s Contemporary Romance and Romance categories, respectively.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started working on my debut novel Trust Me in March 2014. As an avid reader, I’ve always had ideas bouncing around in my head. One day, I decided to take one of my “What if…” ideas and put it down on paper. I kept writing and writing and before I knew it, I had a chapter. So I freaked out. And then I sent it to my BFF and told her about my crazy idea. Before I knew it, I had a book.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

I have several go-to authors. Lauren Blakely, Melody Grace, Rachel Van Dyken, Marie Force, M. Leighton, and Ruth Cardello, just to name a few. These ladies could re-write the phonebook and I would buy it and love it!

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

Sometimes the characters stop talking to you. And I’ve discovered that you can’t force the process. It has to come naturally. Usually when this happens to me, I step away from the computer for a few days and regroup. When it’s time to sit back down, I reread what I’ve already written. Often this sparks new ideas or plot twists and suddenly, my fingers can’t keep up with my brain.

What are you working on now?

I am about to release the first book in my new series, Submerged, on January 26th! This book is a sexy contemporary romance with a suspenseful twist. The new series, Bound Together, has a common element: the hero and heroine are bound together by a surprise baby! All of my books also have their own HEA’s with no cliffhangers.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Well, I plot out the major elements of the book, but I really let the characters take the story where they want. They always change things up on me when I’m least expecting it.

Social Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorlaceyblack/
Twitter – @AuthLaceyBlack
Blog – http://laceyblack.wordpress.com

Buy Links

Submerged (releases 1/26/16):
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B0190P5EPQ
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0190P5EPQ
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0190P5EPQ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/submerged/id1074135872?ls=1&mt=11
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/submerged-12
B&N on release day (1/26/16)

Trust Me, Rivers Edge book 1 – FREE at all retailers:
Amazon US ~ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MV4DHAS
Amazon UK ~ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MV4DHAS
Amazon CA ~ http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00MV4DHAS
B&N ~ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trust-me-lacey-black/1120167189?ean=2940046102475
iBooks ~ https://itun.es/us/QRcm2.l
Kobo ~ https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/trust-me-66

 

Review – Locked and Loaded by Jade C. Jamison

Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded (Bullet #6) by Jade C. Jamison

Zane made Ethan look like an angel…

Release date: February 1, 2016

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance, Erotic Romance

Audience: 18+ due to sexual situations, adult language, and drug use

TBR

Goodreads

Buy Links
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lWuUIF
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1QleUNe
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1Si3cUr
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1N76HVM
iTunes: http://apple.co/1SOirnq
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2373tgQ

synopsis

Is it too much to believe that someone keeps returning to your life because it’s meant to be?

Zane Carson is an idealistic young man with one big skeleton in his closet when he first meets Jennifer Manders in college. They date only to break up soon after. The sexual attraction is like an electromagnet but they fight like alley cats. The relationship just isn’t worth it.

Zane’s band Fully Automatic breaks big about the same time Jennifer finishes college. One summer afternoon, they meet for coffee and sparks fly once more. It’s off again, on again, but they just can’t make it work and break it off for good, deciding it’s not worth the effort.

But Zane is drawn to her and, during a break in the music action, he tracks her down again, willing to change himself for her and needing to give her one last try. The attraction is as strong as ever, but now Jennifer is hiding something from Zane—something big, something that threatens to extinguish the spark for good. When Zane discovers her secret, will he be able to forgive her or will that be the end?

excerpt

“Oh, Zane, this place is amazing. Why haven’t I ever heard of it before?”

“I can tell you exactly why. Three reasons.” She raised her eyebrows as he raised his index finger. “One, it’s almost downtown, and I know you avoid downtown like the plague. If I recall, you said something about rather losing a limb than walk the Sixteenth Street Mall again.”

“I said that?”

“Yeah.”

“Well…maybe that was a little drastic.”

“Yeah, probably.” He lifted the bottle of Dos Equis and then said, “Two, it’s a little hole in the wall. It doesn’t advertise like some of the bigger restaurants—no billboards, no newspaper ads, shit like that.”

Jennifer nodded. “Okay, yeah. And what’s number three?”

Zane leaned over the table and whispered. “It’s kind of a dive.” Jennifer couldn’t help but giggle. “But in a good way.”

She laughed out loud at that. “Yeah, definitely.” She picked up a chip and dipped it in the warm queso next to Zane’s bottle. “The food is amazing so far.”

“Just wait.”

The waiter came by with a pitcher. “More water, señorita?”

“Please.” After the waiter was back on his way, she said to Zane, “I love it. I love the people and I even love that stupid TV in the corner.”

Zane glanced over. “Yeah, well…”

“No, seriously. They don’t have the sound on, but it somehow makes it feel like home in here, you know? Lights and movement, but the sounds are coming from the kitchen and some weird soundtrack.”

Zane breathed through his nose, putting on a look of mock horror and said, “What if it’s our soundtrack?”

“What do you mean?”

“What if this is our movie? A movie about our lives…and that’s the soundtrack?”

“Three things.”

Zane grinned. “What?”

“One…if this is our movie, it’s pretty damn boring. No car chases, no sex scenes, no snappy dialogue—”

“Says who? My dialogue’s plenty snappy.”

“Two, the soundtrack sucks.”

“Well, don’t be telling them that.”

“And…I don’t have a three. I guess just two.”

A smirk covered Zane’s face. “And we can take care of the sex scene later.”

Praise

AND she’s back! Who might you ask? Well of course I am talking about the hard rocking Queen herself…Jade Jamison and her fascinating, complex Fully Automatic cast of characters and in particular Zane, the quietly messed up bass player who lives his life on the edge and crosses the line one too many times before he falls from the cliff….

A lot of twists and a few surprises (some more expected than others) make this sixth book in the Bullet series a wonderful comeback for Jamison…after all the zombies, girl rockers and girl reporters of her other projects, I was very happy she went back to the series I first fell in love with and did an amazing job. Highly recommend if you have read and loved all the boys in Fully Automatic.” ~ Sue Banner, top Amazon reviewer

“When I finished this book my heart was so sad. Sad not at the book but sad that this was it. This was the end of the line for the Bullet guys. This was the end of a series that I have grown to love and looked forward to reading for years…” ~ Angie J, Twinsie Talk Book Blog, www.twinsietalk.com

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

As I read this I wanted to soak up every piece of it because it’s the last of the Bullet Series and I will l miss these guys yes ever Ethan. They have all gotten their HEA well all but Zane and now could it be his turn. Will he get clean and stay sober for the one he has always loved or will his addictions win again?

Jennifer went through so much with Zane during college then with their on again off again relationship of dealing with their fighting and his infidelity and additions. It has been 2 years since Zane has contacted Jen and she has to make sure he has changed before she lets her walls down again. There is just too much at stake now.

Watching Zane trying to make the changes in his life he needs to prove to Jen he is changing warmed my heart. What he did for Hen at his house was amazing even if he did have a little help from the housekeeper. I enjoyed being able to see Brad , Val, Ethan, and Jenna all doing so well and their families were growing. I sure am going to miss this group thanks for the amazing journey.

Here is one of my favorites:

Maybe he was her soul mate if there was such a thing. Yes, if there was, Zane was it, because she’d felt a connection to him from their first date. They’d somehow clicked.
Series Info (additional purchase links below)

1 Bullet: An Epic Rock Star Novel

2 Rock Bottom

3 Feverish

4 Fully Automatic

4.5 Christmas Stalkings: A Novella

5 Slash and Burn

6 Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded is the final book in the Bullet series.

Sales info

Both box sets (containing books 1-5) will be on sale for $4.99 1/31/16 through 2/2/16 (links below).

Purchase Links for Series Books

Bullet Box Set (Books 1-3)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MJtpEv
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/21aLoxf
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1SbJW7G
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1MuF8J5

Bullet Box Set 2 (Books 4-5)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1JbL0ZR
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1n5TtmU

Bullet
Amazon: http://amzn.to/12qnzqW
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1wbmmjb
B&N: http://bit.ly/164FQfC
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1qg0lLG
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1lv3fO1
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1NFkG6G

Rock Bottom
Amazon: http://amzn.to/15VfzR0
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1q4Ah8a
B&N: http://bit.ly/1yqbGzc
Kobo: http://bit.ly/WN4cFA
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1sr9hzT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1PeDDQq

Feverish
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1mp0KeK
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1m162dw
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1BPtWPo
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1vOBuSz
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1xnvX4I
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1PeDIn1

Fully Automatic
Amazon: http://amzn.to/VCoNMh
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1vc3j5D
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1rRWhQY
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1vc3YUG
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1pXIWHy
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1lkZrPz

Christmas Stalkings
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1AR6nGv
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/16CTqHu
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/16CLQMM
Kobo: http://bit.ly/13mywKp
iTunes: http://bit.ly/13m07vq
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1ZtSU2D

Slash and Burn
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ApP0hR
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1wyYfv7
B&N: http://bit.ly/1BYjmHj
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BMT6iG
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1xKGKZf
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1UZFZUT