Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Review How to Overcome Eating Disorders Breaking Free for a Better Life by Louise V Taylor

How to Overcome Eating Disorders by Louise V Taylor
Title: How to Overcome Eating Disorders Breaking Free for a Better Life

Author:  Louise V Taylor

Stars: 4 out of 5

As someone who struggles with an eating disorder I am always looking for books to help guide me and those around me to better understand What an eating disorder is and how really it never goes away you never really overcome an eating disorder you learn to cope.
Louise Taylor uses a lot of information help those who do not understand eating disorders in hopes they are able to understand what triggers an eating disorder. Society, Mental Health, PTSD and so much more.
I appreciated that she covered the fact eating disorders are an addiction. I have found most people feel or think an eating disorder is done for attention when in fact its not. Its an addiction just like drinking, sex and drugs. I can honestly say it is like a runners high after not eating for 24hrs. 
She covers society desire to have women look like the women on runways. Hangers for clothing as I like to call it. 
The author paints a wonderful picture of what can trigger an eating disorder. 
She gives readers different areas of healing, therapies, and support groups.
Louise Taylor uses UK stats but they are the same all over and much high in the United States.
No one wakes up in the morning and decides to have an eating disorder is is as much about control as it is about fighting the lack of self esteem. 
She covers all different types of eating disorder and goes into details from the ones everyone knows Anorexia, Bulimia, to lesser know Binge Eating, Purging disorder and more.

I high recommended this book to those who have a family member, friend suffering from an eating disorder so they can help love and guide that person to finding a way to live with an addiction to food. Knowing it will never go away but they can learn to cope and adapt.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher Pen & Sword White Owl for the advance copy. It is a wonderful book that will open eyes if people are willing to read it.

If you are interested in know more about my struggle please feel free to ask or email me. 


 you want to gain a better understanding of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, this book is for you. It looks at theories about the causes of eating disorders, including susceptibility studies, personality traits, genetics, the effects of personal circumstances, societal/media pressures, family influences and more.

The health risks are covered and the damage caused by eating disorders is made clear. This information, especially, will help some sufferers find the strength and determination to fight their disease and break free.

The book explains the logic of eating disordered individuals, with some using food or weight control as a coping mechanism to block out painful emotions. It will enable the reader to better understand why some people with eating disorders behave as they do.

It looks at the latest research, and new and emerging treatments are discussed, as well as established treatments and their success rates. In addition to conventional treatments medical, psychological and therapeutic the book considers complimentary therapies that may support an individual's recovery.

It also includes nutritional information, to help those who are frightened of food, because they feel out of control around it, or are afraid of being overweight. There is a chapter on adjusting to change, recovery strategies and a look at why pro-ana communities are unhelpful, suggesting healthier social groups and past-times.

The book contains extensive case studies of people who have battled with anorexia and bulimia, looking at some of the things that may have played a role in their disease, such as abuse, bullying, loneliness, low self-esteem, unhappiness and pressures to conform.

Expected publication: December 19th 2017 by Pen & Sword Books

About The Author: 

Louise V. Taylor struggled with long periods of anorexia and bulimia in her teens and early 20s, before breaking free from the disease, overcoming her obsession with food and weight control, and finding better ways to manage her difficult feelings. She has since qualified in nutrition and psychology, and now works as a writer. She's keen to help people gain new-found confidence, move on from difficult circumstances and focus on the good things in life, for a positive future.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Book Review Unspeakable (Beyond Human #2) by Nina Croft

Unspeakable by Nina Croft

Title: Unspeakable (Beyond Human #2)

Author: Nina Croft 

Stars: 4 out of 5 

First off I highly recommended readers start with the first in the series. I didn't and while the author gives readers a very fast overview of that happened in the first book and it helps new readers start the series. I was lost many times but still found the story enjoyable.
I will say even without reading the first book in the series I was able to catch up quickly and found myself enjoying the story.
The science fiction/Paranormal aspect of the story doesn't overwhelm the story and some readers might find it interesting
The story is well crafted with a decent pace that will keep readers reading without being bogged down with Paranormal\Science Fiction lingo that other books in this genre have done.
The character development in interesting since the author Nina Croft has to keep track of all their special abilities. Even without reading the first book I think readers of mystery as well as Paranormal/Science will enjoy this series
The story move quickly and will have twist and turns for mystery readers to enjoy.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Entangled Publishing (Select Otherworld) for the advance copy

Sadie Brooks grew up knowing she was different…special. And she thought the undercover work she did for the government was making a difference...making a better world. Then she discovered she was simply an asset—to be used or destroyed at whim. 
Escaping her government controllers, Sadie is determined to get her revenge on the organization responsible for the death of her twin sister—the Conclave.

Ethan Weiland has doubts about the Conclave but he’s never known anything else.
Brought up from birth as the next hereditary leader, Ethan has never questioned his
destiny. Until he comes face to face with a beautiful enemy who can read his mind and
bring him to his knees with a thought. For the first time, Ethan sees a chance for redemption. When he’s in charge, he’ll be able to change things. 

Too bad it won’t be that simple

Expected publication: September 25th 2017 by Entangled Publishing (Select Otherworld)

About The Author:
Nina Croft
Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both, along with a whole load of other things, could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever.

Later, she headed south, picked up the perfect husband along the way, and together they volunteered to work in Africa. There they discovered a love of exotic places and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever necessary.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain and the small almond farm they now call home.

Nina spends her days reading, writing and riding her mare, Gencianna, under the blue Spanish skies—sunshine and ponies. She reckons this is proof that dreams really can come true if you want them enough.

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Book Review Life of Lies by Sharon Sala

Life of Lies
Title: Life of Lies 

Author: Sharon Sala

Stars: 3 1/2 out of 5

3 1/2 stars out of 5
I will admit I was able to find figure out the killer right away which was a bit of a disappointment for me not to mention it is the movie body guard but with an actress.  The authors character building as well as the suspense will keep readers reading even after they figure out the plot.
Simple fast beach read that will go the way all romance books do.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy

Sahara Travis is used to being worshipped by adoring fans, but now someone is fixated on her in a dangerous way. After multiple attempts on her life, she reluctantly agrees to hire a security specialist for her protection, though the last thing she wants is some burly bodyguard invading her personal space.

Former army ranger Brendan McQueen's job is to keep the starlet safe and track down her would-be assassin. But when Sahara receives news that her estranged mother has been murdered and her father, the top suspect, is missing, Brendan quickly realizes this is much more serious than your average celebrity stalker.

With Brendan and her devoted assistant, Lucy, in tow, Sahara returns to her family estate in New Orleans to uncover the identity of her attempted killer before he can close in on his final target

Expected publication: September 26th 2017 by Mira Books

About The Author:

Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 100 plus books in print, published in five different genres – Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. First published in 1991, she’s an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, five-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence, winner of the Heart of Excellence Award, as well as winner of the Booksellers Best Award. In 2011 she was named RWA’s recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times , USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Book Review Savage Rising (Redemption Harbor #2) by Katie Reus

Savage Rising (Redemption Harbor #2)
Title: Savage Rising (Redemption Harbor #2)  

Author:  Katie Reus

Stars: 4 out of 5

This series can be read as a stand alone but honestly you will enjoy the characters and story more if you read the first book in the series.
If you have read the author Kaite Rues this book is what you have come to expect from her series. Bad guys, blackmail, insta love, with boot kicking face punching fast pace story.
I would love to say this book surprised me but in all honestly it is very much like all of her books. The characters feel they do not deserve love find the one women they become obsessed over and have to have and bam a few killing later White Picket fence. 
Nothing stood out but it wasn't a terrible book either.  Her writing style is very easy to read while doing other things or having a night quite afternoon.

Readers of Katie Rues will love this next book in the series and new readers will enjoy it but as for this reader it just didn't sing. I was hoping for a different recipe from Katie Rues with this series but instead it is the same type of story. I have read from Katie Rues many times over.

He's a former Marine, her new fake boyfriend, and the only way to escape her dangerous past.

Having a child changed everything for Olivia—she vowed to keep her little girl safe from the mistakes of her past. But when the most dangerous person she ever met blackmails her into doing one last heist, the world she’s so carefully built goes into a tailspin. Frantic, she heads to Redemption Harbor in search of help. Sparks fly when she meets Savage, a man who will do anything to keep Olivia and her daughter safe. He’ll help her get her life back, but can he handle seeing who she once was? 

Can they pull it off?  (Seriously? I mean come on we already know the answer otherwise we wouldn't be reading the story really.) 

Savage poses as her obsessive ex during a daring undercover operation—and soon the line between reality and their cover story becomes blurred. He’ll use every trick he knows to keep the sensual woman alive and out of jail—and in his life. But the clock is ticking and if they can’t find a way to trust each other, no one will make it out alive.

About The Author: 
Katie Reus

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Book Review: Sniffing Out Murder (Mina's Adventures Book 7) by Maria Grazia Swan

Sniffing Out Murder by Maria Grazia Swan

Title: Sniffing Out Murder (Mina's Adventures Book 7) 

Author: Maria Grazia Swan

Stars: 4 stars 5 

Mina series is full of fun quirky characters that readers will simple fall in love with. 
Book 7 is about Mina who runs a no kill shelter. When Mina tries to locate a dogs owner she stumbles onto a murder. Readers who have started the series with book 1 will enjoy how much Mina has grown thought the series. She has developed her own identity which readers will fall in love with.
The author is able to take a dark story line and make it fun light hearted and enjoyable where readers can walk away happy.
Thank you to Maria Grazia Swan for an copy of her Sniffinf out Murder Mina' Adventure Book 7. I can't wait to read more.

One dog with two names, twice lost, yet always found. Two newly orphaned boys who love their dog and love each other so much they vow to stick together against all odds. Enter super sleuth Mina Calvi, the quasi-grown up Italian import who likes cats more than dogs. When she tries to locate the owners of a lost dog, Mina is drawn into tracking down a murderer in spite of her loneliness, absentee boyfriend, and the fact that even with an espresso machine worth more than a diamond ring, she still can’t manage to make a good cup of coffee. 

Kindle Edition202 pages
Published July 28th 2017 by Echo Canyon Press

About The Author:
 Maria Grazia Swan
Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona—but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for—ooh-la-la—haute couture. Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted to her deepest passions: writing and helping people find happiness. 

Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, spicy Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco—but then, who doesn’t? 

Maria has written short stories for anthologies, articles for high profile magazines and numerous blogs tackling love and life. She engaged her editorial and non-fiction skills for Mating Dance Rituals for Singles Who Weren't born yesterday. Her romantic suspense novels Love Thy Sister,Bosom Bodies and Italian Summer are available at
Her new series, published by Gemma Halliday is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, the first book is title Gemini Moon

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Review The Last Move by Mary Burton

The Last Move
Title: The Last Move 

Author:  Mary Burton

Stars: 5 out of 5 

The Last Move is a nail biting suspense where the smartest FBI agent is working to find a serial killer that is from her past. 
Kate Hayden is a smart, strong female character that works hard for respect but works harder for the victims of the killers she puts behind bars. Mary Burton made Kate likable strong, and willing to face her fears even when it comes from her nightmares.  
The story is strong with twist and turns readers of mystery and thrillers will enjoy.  The author doesn't hide who the killer is but the motive starts to come together and readers will feel the rush of discovering the truth before Kate does. 

With many suspense write that have the female lead as an FBI agent they always write her as unlikable to all but the one male lead who finds her amazing.  This time is it was more in the protagonist head that she was unlikable, blunt, crass and the odd duck.  The author wrote her charming, endearing and likable.   

The Last Move is well paced. The romance /sex seemed a little oddly placed and I wouldn't call this a romantic suspense.  It felt thrown in there with no purpose other than to have a sex scene in the book and show readers Kate can connect with someone.
 The murders are graphic as well as the details of Kate's past.

This is a must read author for readers of thriller Mysteries. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake for the chance to review Mary Burton's latest novel

Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him.

Either Kate made a deadly error, or she’s got a copycat on her hands. Paired with homicide detective Theo Mazur, she quickly realizes this murder is more twisted than it first appeared. Then a second body is found, the mode of death identical to a different case that Kate thought she’d put behind her.

Now Kate and Detective Mazur aren’t just working a homicide; the investigative pair is facing a formidable enemy who knows Kate intimately. While Mazur is personally trying to protect Kate, the closer they are drawn to the killer, the clearer it becomes that in this terrifying game, there is only one rule: don’t believe everything you see

Kindle Edition336 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Mary Burton
Mary Burton loves writing suspense, researching law enforcement and forensic procedures, baking, books, and tiny dachshunds. Not necessarily in that order.

She also enjoys hunting down serial killers, which she does in her New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels of suspense and romance. She’s tracked them down in stories set in her hometown of Richmond, Alexandria, Austin, Nashville and San Antonio that have been praised by readers and reviewers. Her work has been compared to that of James Patterson*, Lisa Gardner** and Lisa Jackson***. 

Research is a favorite part of Mary’s work day. She never tires of learning more about police procedures, and evidence collection and analysis and doesn’t hesitate to take a hands-on approach, whether it means interviews with those working in the field, forensic seminars or lessons at the firing range.

A Richmond native, Mary has lived there for most of her life. She is a graduate of Virginia’s Hollins University and worked in marketing before she began writing full time. Her first book was published in 2000 and she’s now the author of thirty-three published novels and five novellas, including her contemporary women’s fiction written as Mary Ellen Taylor.

Known for creating multiple stories connected by characters and settings, such as her recent The Forgotten Files novels, her new book, The Last Move, is her first “standalone” in eleven years. In it she takes readers to San Antonio, where FBI Agent Kate Hayden and Detective Theo Mazur confront resurrected serial killer “Samaritan”—and Kate’s past.

When not traveling for research or visiting with readers at bookstores, book festivals and conferences, Mary remains very much a homebody. She and her husband spend time alternately enjoying and lamenting their empty nest and spoiling their four legged babies Buddy, Bella and Tiki.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Book Review Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane#2) By Melinda Leigh

Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2)
Title: Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane#2)

Author: Melinda Leigh

Stars:  5 Stars

Her Last Good Bye is a paced mystery that will keep readers on their toes, romance lovers sighing over Lance and Morgan and everyone else will enjoy the ride.

Author Melinda Leigh is one author that it doesn't matter how many books I read I can't seem to get enough of the stories.  I have read everything she has written and I have yet to find one book that isn't a 5 star read. 
Morgan Dane series is the newest series from Melinda Leigh and it is not to be missed.  
Melinda Leigh is able to bring new reads up to date in just a few short words if you didn't want to start with book one you could move right into book two and know everything that is going on.

I love the authors ability to create characters that all types of readers will be able to enjoy their strengths, weakness and desire for the truth. The progression in the character development, rise and fall of the story as it progresses as well as the suspense that will have readers biting their nails is just one of the many reasons Melinda Leigh a must read author!

Thank you to Netgalley, The Author and Publisher for the advance Copy for my honest thoughts.

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls’ night out…and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband—also the prime suspect—hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence.

As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea’s family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets. When Morgan is stalked by a violent predator, everything—and everyone—she holds dear is in grave danger.

Now, Morgan must track down a deranged criminal to protect her own family…but she won’t need to leave home to find him. She’s his next target.

Paperback334 pages
Expected publication: September 26th 2017 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Melinda Leigh
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

Melinda holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate. She’s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and taught women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two kids, a couple of shelter dogs and two rescue cats who clearly run the show. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination. 

Find out more about Melinda by visiting

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Book Review: The Lady And The Duke by Hanna Hamilton

The Lady and the Duke, Book 1
Title: The Lady And The Duke Book 1

Author: Hanna Hamilton

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

A delightful romance with likeable characters and a good solid storyline. An easy read that can be finished in two days without a problem. The main story take place in Shropshire which is an area I am not familiar with but it did not detract from the storyline for me. I was also pleased that there was not any pages of unnecessary sex scenes to detract from the story.

I have rated this book 4 stars and would read other offerings from this author.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Thank you Frank for your review

Lydia Fernside must leave her home to live with a sour and demanding aunt after her family falls on hard times. She has occasion to meet the Duke of Shropshire and they find they have common interests as well as mutual attractions. 

But with the difference in their social stations the Duke’s mother forbids any thought of a romantic alliance. However, two such headstrong and determined lovers are not to be denied, and they must struggle however they can to form a satisfactory alliance. 

But will it be enough? 

Kindle Edition88 pages
Published June 21st 2017

About The Author:
Hanna Hamilton
 Hanna Hamilton has been fascinated with the Regency era ever since she was a young teen, first discovering historical romance novels by famous authors such as Jane Austen and Lisa Kleypas. She believes that love was just so much more magical back then, more like a fairy tale. She always daydreamed about finding love herself that way, but since that is impossible in the twenty-first century, she decided to write about it instead!

Born in Texas, Hanna Hamilton obtained a degree in Creative Writing and has worked as a literature teacher before becoming a novelist. When she isn’t writing, Hanna likes to explore the countryside with her husband and two children, gaining inspiration from the natural world around her. 

So, come on a journey into love, confusion, and redemption all within the Regency era. Hanna hopes that you will enjoy immersing yourself into her novels and that you too will find a love for old-fashioned romance, just as she has. 

For more information on Hanna Hamilton check out her website:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Book Review Gold Street by Kathy T Kale

Gold Street
Title: Gold Street

Author: Kathy T. Kale

Stars: 4 1\2

An excellent conspiracy mystery that very much reminded me of the last election. The major difference being that Bernie was not a third-party candidate and was not murdered. It involved all of the major alphabets of the federal government as well as banks, wall street, and three foreign governments. Overall it was a great story that was well told.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Incensed by an economic policy that allows banks to create money out of nothing and collect undeserved interest on it, twenty-four year old Tyler Madison is on a mission to expose the clandestine operations of the U.S. Central Bank. After he is injured in a suspicious road accident, his reclusive mother steps out and realizes his life is in danger, and the good guys and bad guys are not who they appear to be. When Tyler teams up with an aspiring presidential candidate, dark forces gather to shut them up.

Paperback324 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Pollux Press

About The Author:
Kathy T. Kale
Although I always wanted to be a writer, I ended up with a PhD in toxicology and did postdoctoral research in infectious immunology. I began writing when I moved to Kenya, where I worked as a freelance science editor and writer. I was heavily influenced by the poverty and corruption in the country and my novels are a mixture of science, politics, and the misuse of power. I studied creative writing at Humber College and the University of Iowa, and screen writing at Indian River State College. My first novel won a Royal Palm Literary Award in 2004. Originally from Toronto, I now live in warm, sunny Florida. I've written three novels: 'Black Death in a New Age,' 'Gold Street,' and 'Harm,' and I'm hard at work on my fourth. I am a member of the Mystery Writers of America.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review: Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3) by Tiffany Snow

Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3)
Title: Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3)

Author: Tiffany Snow

Stars: 4 out of 5

Tiffany Snow is well known for her romance love triangles as well as the hot sexy scenes she writes. 
I have read all of this authors books and while some are written with sex scenes first and than she fills in the details the Corrupted Heart series is written with the story in mind and everything else fills in as the story moves forward. 

China is a characters readers will fall in love with with her nerdy and very comfortable in her quite life. I could do without the love triangle because it will always leave one set of readers upset when the character doesn't choose the one they assume the female should be with. As well as it makes the female characters less strong and almost selfish because she can't seem to make a decision and stick to it.

China slowly discovers who she is and how she is able to handle her comfortable life tuned upside down. readers will watch she has struggle trying to understand the knew her and keeping true to who she is inside. 

Find me has a killer that is hell bend on retribution which will keep readers reading. Wondering how China and the boyfriends will be able to stop the killer as well as keep everyone safe and alive.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake as well as Tiffany Snow for the advance copy.

As the head of the government’s secret Vigilance spy program, computer guru China Mack already has her hands full when her billionaire boyfriend, Jackson Cooper, asks for one of them in marriage.
Thrown for a loop by the sudden proposal, China’s usually well-ordered life takes another hit when someone tries to assassinate the president. Even that comes with a shocking twist: the primary suspect is none other than her ex-partner, Clark Slattery. With nowhere else to turn, the sexy loner needs China’s help and expertise. Clark has linked the assassination attempt to a failed secret operation undertaken six years ago—and a deadly cover-up that’s putting the leader of the free world in the crosshairs. But the president isn’t the only one in harm’s way.
Now, China is going to have to dig deep for information that’s beyond even her clearance. And what she discovers may have far-reaching consequences for her life and everyone else in it.

Kindle Edition290 pages
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Tiffany Snow
I love to stick with characters over a series of books when I read, which is the same way I write. The Kathleen Turner Series, Risky Business Series, Tangled Ivy Trilogy, and now the Corrupted Hearts Series all feature continuing characters. My latest novel, FOLLOW ME, is book one in the Corrupted Hearts Series with China Mack--the most unlikely of heroines. BREAK ME, book two, will be out in March, 2017.

As for me, I've been reading romance novels since I was way too young to read such things, have an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefer Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, think men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, have learned to never stop believing in my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero. Most of all, romance never, ever gets old.

Visit my website for more information and special extras.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review For Whom The Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery) by Sarah Fox

For Whom the Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery #2)
Title: For Whom The Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery) 

Author: Sarah Fox

Stars: 4 out of 5

An excellent cozy mystery with a minimum of violence. The main character, who came into her business and home, by way of an inheritance has grit and determination. She is not easily swayed and follows thru on her instincts to a successful conclusion. I believe there is also a budding romance in the works. It will be interesting to follow this series to see how it progresses. I liked the story and was a little surprised as to who the murderer turned out to be in the end.

I have given this book a four star rating.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Tourist season’s in full swing in the small seaside town of Wildwood Cove, and Marley McKinney couldn’t be happier. Since taking over the Flip Side restaurant, she’s made a few close friends, adopted a cat named Flapjack, and started dating her childhood crush. The only cloud on the horizon is local nuisance Ida Winkler, who blames Marley for landing her nephew in prison. Trying to get a rise out of Marley, Ida’s been making crank calls and even vandalizing the pancake house.

The police can’t do much about the pranks, so Marley sets out to bury the hatchet once and for all. But someone’s beat her to it—in the most shocking way possible. After stumbling across Ida’s dead body, Marley’s suddenly the number-one suspect in her murder. Clearing her good name is going to be a tall order, but Marley’s not about to let Ida keep ruining her life—especially from beyond the grave.

Published March 14th 2017 by Penguin Random House

About The Author: 
Sarah    Fox
Sarah Fox, writer of cozy mysteries, was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.

Sarah is the author of the Music Lover's Mysteries and The Pa
ncake House Mysteries.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Book Review The Windsor Protocol by Peter Macalan

The Windsor Protocol
Title:  The Windsor Protocol

Author: Peter Macalan

Stars: 4 out of 5

The author has taken a sliver of history, a grain of truth, and a vivid imagination and built an impressive action story. It makes the reader feel like they have taken a step back in time and are observing the event in real time. I enjoyed this book very much and would read other offerings by this author.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank.

August 1940, and Hitler is poised to invade England. In order to clear the way for the invasion, he devises a plan to start a civil war in England by reinstalling the exiled Duke of Windsor as King. Other books by the author include Fireball.

Hardcover320 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Severn House Publishers

About The Author:  
Peter MacAlan
Peter Berresford Ellis (born 10 March 1943) is a historian, literary biographer, and novelist who has published over 90 books to date either under his own name or his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 95 short stories. His non-fiction books, articles and academic papers have made him acknowledged as an authority on Celtic history and culture. Under Peter Tremayne, he is the author of the international bestselling Sister Fidelma mystery series. His work has appeared in 25 languages.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Book Review Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters #23) by Heather Graham

Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters, #23)
Title: Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters #23) 

Author: Heather Graham

Stars: 3 1/2 out of 5

I struggled though this book and yest I finished it there was something lacking.  I wasn't able to connect to the endless characters as well as the ghost story.  I love reading Edgar Allan Poe but something didn't quite connect.
Heather Graham uses a lot of Poe type of writing creating misdirection that the detectives follow.  The story has history that will consume readers as the author gives readers another idea of what might have happened to Poe.
The story does pose most paranormal with a mystery but I found the it just lacking something.  The story and chacaters didn't connect and many times the story would slow down only to rush though other parts that could have used a little more time and understanding.
This is considered a Stand Alone but honestly I was lost several times between the different characters to why the characters reacted certain ways.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Mira Booiks


Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI's Krewe of Hunters paranormal team is invited to investigate. As more bizarre deaths occur, Vickie and Griffin are drawn into a case that has disturbing echoes of Poe's great works, bringing the horrors of his fiction to life.

The restaurant is headquarters to scholars and fans, and any of them could be a merciless killer. Except there's also something reaching out from beyond the grave. The late, great Edgar Allan Poe himself is appearing to Vickie in dreams and visions with cryptic information about the murders. Unless they can uncover whose twisted mind is orchestrating the dramatic re-creations, Vickie and Griffin's future as a couple might never begin.

Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Mira Books

About The Author: 
Heather Graham Pozzessere
Heather Graham Pozzessere
aka Heather GrahamShannon Drake

Heather Graham was born on March 15, 1953 and grew up in Dade County, Florida, and attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theater arts and touring Europe and parts of Asia and Africa as part of her studies. After college, she acted in dinner theaters, modeled, waitressed, and tended bar. She married Hershey Dennis Possezzere, and after the birth of her third child, she was determined to devote her efforts to her writing: her dream. She sold her first book in 1982.

Today, this author's success is reflected not just by reader response and the over 20 million copies of her books in print, but in many other ways. In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author, Heather has received numerous awards for her novels, including over 20 trade awards from magazines such as Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, and BookRak, and several Reviewers' Choice and People's Choice awards.

Heather has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Romantically Speaking, a TV talk show that aired nationwide on the Romance Classics cable channel, and CBS Sunday News. She has been quoted in People and USA Today, been profiled in The Nation, and featured in Good Housekeeping. Her books have been selections for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. She has been published across the world in more than 15 languages and has published over 70 titles, including anthologies and short stories.

Now, she had five children. Somehow, this prolific author manages to juggle it all - family, career, and marriage - while reaching a level of success to which few can aspire.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Book Review: Enigma (FBI Thriller 21) By Catherine Coulter

Enigma (FBI Thriller, #21)
Title: Enigma (FBI Thriller #21)

Author: Catherine Coulter

Stars: 4 out of 5

The author Catherine Coulter brings back characters from previous book that readers of this series will love while introducing new characters that readers will also connect with right away. Enigma is the perfect amount of intrigue blended with science and the crazy mad scientist that readers will never be able to get enough of.
Catherine Coulter has an ability to pull readers in using elements of dangers, riddles that need to be solved and action that has readers questing how will this end?
Every page will bring readers closer to understanding why this baby is so important and why Catherine Coulter is a must read author.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Gallery Books for the advance copy

 Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe.

When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn’t realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using “John Doe” to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level.

It’s a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president’s Chief of Staff’s only son, Saxton Hainny. It’s international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised.

Hardcover448 pages
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Gallery Books

About The Author:
Catherine Coulter
Catherine Coulter is the New York Times bestselling author of 75 books. Her hugely popular FBI thrillers include The Cove, The Maze, The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh House, Blindside, Blowout, Point Blank, Double Take, Tail Spin, Knockout, Whiplash, Split Second, Backfire, Bombshell, Power Play and Nemesis. She has a new international thriller series -- A Brit in the FBI -- co-written with JT Ellison. These include The Final Cut, The Lost Key and The End Game. Also now available is the first in her novella series, starring Grayson Sherbrooke (from the Sherbrooke historical romance series), titled The Strange Visitation at Wolffe Hall. 
Upcoming new releases! The 20th book in her FBI thriller series, Insidious, will be out in September 2016, and the 4th book in the Brit series, The Devil's Triangle, will be out early 2017. Coulter lives in northern California with her three thriller cats and her thriller 

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