Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Release: Vision Love by Liz Bower


 Title: Vision in Love
Author: Liz Bower
Genre: Romantic Fantasy 
Release Date: 31-Mar-16
Series: Book 1 in the Legends of the North series
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ and GIVEAWAY: IN THE DARK by LILA ROSE

With love comes sacrifice and then pain.
Title: In the Dark
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance 
Cover Designer: Wrapped Pages
Release Date: March 29th

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Review: Falling for Sarah by Cate Beauman


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Falling For Sarah (The Bodyguards Of L.A. County, #2)



Falling For Sarah (The Bodyguards Of L.A. County #2)

Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she’s found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood’s A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss. 

Sarah’s world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband’s memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won’t stop until he has what he prizes most. 


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This is my first time reading Cate Beauman’s work and I must say I am impressed.  I have found a new author of one of my favourite genres. I will definitely be continuing this series.
Falling for Sarah is book 2 of the Bodyguards of LA county and it can be read as a stand-alone. It does not matter where in the series you choose to start.  I should warn you this is not your typical romantic suspense story. Once you begin reading be prepared to be taken on an emotional journey that is akin to a roller coaster ride.  There are moments when all seem well, but then the unthinkable happens and things become topsy-turvy.

I was pulled into the story from the first chapter. The moments described here was bittersweet. There were instances of joy, but this is tinged with pain and loss. A life was lost, but one was born.  This chapter sets the pace for the remainder of the story.  It was here that we met Ethan Cooke and Sarah Johnson. These two have been best friends all their lives, but unexpected events would cause that friendship to be tested.

I enjoyed this story, however, there were moments when I wanted to slap Ethan upside his head. He is a smart but I guess when it came to affairs of the heart he was clueless. He was of the belief that marriage and family were not for him. This reaction stemmed from the example that his parents had laid out for him.  Because of this, his treatment towards Sarah was a lot left to be desired. One moment he is into to her and then the next he is pushing her away.   He was afraid that getting intimately involved with Sarah would destroy their friendship. However, his behaviour is likely to cause him to lose the best thing that has ever happened to him.  The question that this raises is how does one cross the line between friends and lovers without destroying a great friendship? This was the struggle Ethan and Sarah had to encounter.

In the midst of all this, they had to deal with a serial rapist. This rapist had Sarah in his crosshairs for some bizarre reason. It was helpful to see his POV, which allowed me to see into his sick mind. He suffered from an inferiority complex and it was evident that he had a hard time getting the attention of the opposite sex. He was methodical and was always one step ahead of law enforcement. However, his obsession with Sarah led to him becoming erratic and unpredictable.

The story was well written. There was never a dull moment.  The romance was well developed and believable. This was not an insta-love connection. Theirs was the kind of love that grew over time. The fact that they struggled to come to terms with their feelings spoke volumes. I enjoyed the interaction with the supporting characters.  I found them intriguing and I am eager to read their stories.  The romance and suspense were well balanced. One did not outshine the other.
To conclude, if you love romance and suspense then you need to look no further as Falling for Sarah has it all.  I guarantee you will enjoy every moment of this book.






International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

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A.J. Lape: Foolproof Tour


Title:  Foolproof
Author:  A.J. Lape
Series:  The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5
Genre:  YA Mystery, Humor & Comedy
Cover Designer:  ’68 Zombie Comics
Release Date:  March 15, 2016

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Cuff Me New York's Finest #3 By: Lauren Layne


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New York's Finest #3
Lauren Layne
Releasing on March 29th, 2016
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Release: Kaithlin Shepherd's Perception

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Title:  Perception
Author:  Kaithlin Shepherd
Release Date:  March 25, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series:  Brass Series, Book 2

Cover Designer:  Claire Smith 
Publisher:  Hot Tree Publishing

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Friday, March 25, 2016

The One Who Got Away by Ava Claire Tasty Book Blast


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THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY
An Alpha Billionaire Romance
Ava Claire
Released January 27th, 2016



It was supposed to be the best day.
I was marrying the love of my life--and nothing would ever be the same.

And then he left me at the altar.


Five years later, I get a job offer
I can't refuse. The trouble is, the boss just so happens to be the one who got
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Even from behind, he was something to behold. He had on a black leather jacket with a charcoal gray hoodie. On anyone else, it would have looked juvenile, hipster even. Like someone emulating ‘rugged’ based on what they saw in a magazine or on some TV show. This guy was all man, all testosterone with his broad shoulders and jeans that gripped an ass that I was dying to grip. 

Realizing that I was staring at some stranger’s behind, my eyes shot up to tamer territory, but his dark wavy hair was even more dangerous. It was just long enough that he could do that man-bun thing that was all the rage. But nothing about this man was forced. He didn’t follow trends; he made his own. His dark locks were wild and free. 

I hadn’t even seen his face, but I knew he was trouble. With a capital T. Which meant I was in trouble, because if I wasn’t sure I was gonna take the job before, well, I was positive now. 

“Oh! Mr. Carraway, I didn’t know you were on site today.”

I gasped.

No. 

NO. 

The allure, that instant draw...I should have known. It had only happened once before when I was partnered with the hottest guy at Rhoades High in Advanced Chem.

He turned from the espresso machine and I stopped breathing. 

Lincoln Carraway smiled at me like a wolf about to rip out the throat of its prey. 

“Welcome to Make a Change, Catherine.”





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RELEASE BLITZ - The Fire Between High & Lo by Brittainy C. Cherry







Title: The Fire Between High & Lo
Series: Romance Elements #2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Genre: Romance
 Release Date: March 25, 2016




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There once was a boy, and I loved him.



Logan Francis Silverstone and I were complete opposites. I danced, and he stood still. He was quiet, while I ran my mouth. He struggled to find a smile, and I refused to frown.



The night I saw the darkness that truly lived inside of him, I couldn't look away.



We were broken together, yet somehow whole. We were wrong together, but always right. We were the stars that burned across the night sky, searching for a wish, praying for better tomorrows.



Until the day I lost him. He threw us away with one hasty decision--a decision that changed us forever.



There once was a boy, and I loved him.



And for a few breaths, a few whispers, a few moments, I think he loved me, too.
















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Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.





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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

REVIEW: SHOOT TO THRILL by T.L. SCHAEFER

Shoot to Thrill


Author: TL Schaefer
Publisher: Terri Schaefer
Release Date: December 2014
Book 2 of CASI
Book Genre:  Romantic Suspense/Mystery
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Reunited with the Rebel Billionaire Bayou Billionaires #3 By: Catherine Mann


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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Then Comes Love Release

Three generations of women,
Three second loves,
All with a dose of chaos mixed in.
Title: Then Comes Love
Genre: ChickLit
Release Date: March 18th
Sometimes in life, changes can be good…

After losing her husband, her five cats, and her home, Charlotte Noel hates feeling dependent. As Charlotte tries to find her identity in this new stage of life, she comes to realize that drama never ends, dance aerobics can be a war zone, and love is always a possibility.

You never know when a midlife crisis is going to strike…

Charlotte’s daughter, Annie, is going through struggles of her own. Recently divorced, she is feeling frumpy and worn-out. Run ragged, Annie mourns her youth and wonders where her life is headed, all while hoping she can help her daughter Amelia get it together.

Settling down can be overrated, especially when you’re falling for a rock star look-alike…

Amelia is the wild child of the family. Working three jobs, because she just hasn’t figured out what she wants in life, she realizes happiness isn’t always settling down with a steady, dependable man; sometimes it’s about following your true passion and living on the edge.


No matter what age you are, life and love can be crazy…
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