Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Book Review: Beyond Danger (Texas Trilogy #2) by Kat Martin

Beyond Danger (The Texas Trilogy)
Title: Beyond Danger (Texas Trilogy #2)

Author: Kat Martin

Stars: 4 stars

Kat Martin has the ability to draw a vivid picture that readers will feel as if they are in the story. Beyond Danger is a well crafted romance story that will keep readers glued to the pages. The author has the ability to keep a steady pace as the story moves forward as she fills in the details of the people and the world she created.  The romance is front and center with the suspense taking a back to seat many times.

Thank you to Netgalley and  Zebra Publisher for the advance copy 

Texas mogul Beau Reese is furious. All six feet three obscenely wealthy, good-looking inches of him. His sixty-year-old father, Stewart, a former state senator no less, has impregnated a teenager. Barely able to contain his anger, Beau is in for another surprise. It appears that Stewart has moved an entirely different woman into the house . . .
Beau assumes that stunning Cassidy Jones is his father’s mistress. At least she’s of age. But those concerns take a sudden backseat when he finds Stewart in a pool of blood on the floor of his study—and Cassidy walks in to find Beau with his hand on the murder weapon.
The shocks just keep coming. Someone was following Stewart, and Cassidy is the detective hired to find out who and why. Now she’ll have to find his killer instead. Her gut tells her it wasn’t Beau. And Beau’s instincts tell him it wasn’t Cassidy. Determined to track down the truth, they form an uneasy alliance—one that will bring them closer to each other—closer to danger and beyond 

Kindle Edition400 pages
Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by Zebra

About The Author:
Kathleen Kelly Martin

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read an unpublished manuscript of an historical western he'd written. Kat fell in love with both the book and the author! Then, after doing some editing for him, she thought she'd try her own hand at writing. She moved on to become a full time writer.

Published since 1988, she singed her books with her married name, Kat Martin, but she also used two pseudonyms: Kathy Lawrence for a book in collaboration with her husband Larry Jay Martin, and Kasey Mars for her first contemporary romances. The New York Times bestselling writer, among her many awards, has won the prestigious RT Book Review Magazine Career Achievement Award. To date, Kat has over eleven million copies of her books in print. She has been published in seventeen foreign countries, including England, South Africa, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Bulgaria, China, and Korea.

Currently residing with her husband, a Western-writer and photographer, in Missoula, Montana, USA. But when they are not writing, they also enjoy skiing and traveling, particularly to Europe. 

"I've always loved books. I was an avid reader, with any number of my own stories rolling around in my head. Writing them down seemed a logical step."

"I love anything old," Kat says. "I love to travel and especially like to visit the places where my books are set. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Book Review: Dangerous Witness (Redemption Harbor #3) by Katie Reus

Dangerous Witness by Katie Reus

Title: Dangerous Witness (Redemption Harbor #3) 

Author: Katie Reus 

Stars: 4 out of 5

Dangerous Witness is a second chance romance. The story is what you read is what you get. 
Katie Reus books kind of go one way or the other for me. This book while I loved that Darcy and Brooks were up front with everything it just feel short in areas.
The pacing of the story isn't quite right but I can't put my finger on it. 
The secondary characters which have already been introduced are back and fun to catch on up. The relationship between Brooks and his father is a nice twist so it isn't all 100%romance with a little suspense. 
Reader of Katie Reus will love this addition and I will admit while it wasn't perfect I found myself loving the story.

Thank you Netgalley and the Katie Reus for the advance copy
#DangerousWitness #NetGalley

He foolishly let her go…

When the woman he loved walked out of his life, Brooks Alexander was certain she did so willingly—with the cool two-million his father had offered as incentive to walk away. So when he learns that Darcy didn’t take a dime of his father’s payoff, Brooks realizes he made an epic mistake. He’s determined to make things right and reclaim his woman. Except neither task is as easily accomplished as he first thought.

Now her life is in his hands…

Wedding planner Darcy is no stranger to disappointment when it comes to the men in her life. When Brooks accused her of taking his father’s bribe, she was devastated that he thought so little of her—and realized he never knew her at all. So she walked away with her pride intact and her heart broken. Now, months later, an overheard conversation puts Darcy in the crosshairs of a dangerous criminal with powerful connections. With nowhere else to turn, she has no choice but to put all her trust in Redemption Harbor Consulting—and its cofounder, the man who broke her heart

ebook300 pages
Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by KR Press, LLC

About The Author:
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.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Book Review: The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky

The Burial Society
Title: The Burial Society

Author: Nina Sadowsky 

Stars: 4 Stars

The Burial Society is a page turner that will keep readers hooked with its fast pace story. Readers will enjoy the short chapters but might get lost with all the different points of view that change between chapters.
 The characters jump off the page and the concept of having a Witness Protection in London to help those who are in abusive relationship find a way out was interesting. The writing is sharp it balance between a easy spy thriller and a romantic suspense.
The Burial Society is a Well written entertaining suspense story that will have reader dying for more.
Thank you to  Netgalley and Ballantine Books for the advance copy of Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky.  The Cover is beautiful.

When Natalie discovers her father dead in a luxury hotel room in Paris, she's terrified that his death--or is it a murder?--will open up a history she'd rather forget. Years before, her mother went missing from their home in a wealthy Connecticut suburb, triggering a chain of violence that echoed through the years. Now Natalie is set on a collision course with her brother, who has secrets of his own. And watching from the shadows is a mysterious and alluring woman with a talent for making people in trouble disappear, who holds more answers than anyone would guess. 

About The Author:
Nina Sadowsky
Nina R. Sadowsky's eclectic career has spanned work as an entertainment lawyer, a producer, a film executive, a screenwriter, a director and a film professor. She has written numerous original screenplays and adaptations and done rewrites for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Working Title Films, and Lifetime Television.

She is currently serving as adjunct faculty at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts program, teaching both script development and producing. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Syracuse University's Semester in L.A. and has been a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia College Chicago's semester in L.A. program. Sadowsky is also proud to be serving as a mentor for the Humanitas Prize's New Voices initiative. She is also excited to be newly accepted into International Thriller Writers, Inc.

She is recently married to businessman Gary Hakman, with whom she shares two children and two stepchildren, living proof that a second marriage is a trumph of optimism over experience.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Book Review: River Rocks: A West Virginia Adventure Novel (A Josh Baker and Eddie Debord Series Book 1) by Steve Kittner

River Rocks: A West Virginia Adventure Novel (A Josh Baker and Eddie Debord Series Book 1)
Title: River Rocks: A West Virginia Adventure Novel (A Josh Baker and Eddie Debord Series Book 1)

Author: Steve Kittner

Stars: 4 out of 5

An enchanting adventure tale of a train robbery, stolen Confederate gold and murder which occurred in 1903 in rural West Virginia. Move forward to the present time and two young friends find an old sealed milk container in the muddy river edge while fishing. After hearing something moving around inside they manage to get the top off and find an old rolled deer skin which leads them into an investigation which leads them to the train robbery. Will they solve the clues given on the old deer skin and more importantly will they find the gold.

This book was written for the young readers and will keep their interest to the end.  I have given this book a four star rating and would recommend it to anyone with young readers.

I obtained this book in Kindle format from Amazon.

Josh Baker and Eddie Debord are two young boys who love nothing more than running the hills and riverbanks of their small hometown in West Virginia. Always searching for a good adventure, one day they find one! Inside an old red milk can they discovered down by the river, is a relic from the past. A document that will send them on an adventure of a lifetime! They will make new friends and new enemies and will find themselves drifting downriver, biking down old railroad beds, exploring hidden hollows and finding hidden secrets, all in search of a long lost jewel from the past; a pile of Confederate gold that went missing in 1903. They will cross paths with a belligerent Sheriff, an attentive Mayor, an inquisitive librarian, and a menacing mountain man while trying to connect the dots to this age old mystery. 
Suspicion, danger, and sheer terror are around every turn and they must be careful! It could cost them much more than just a couple weeks of their summer vacation. 
Be careful wishing for big may find you! 

Kindle Edition395 pages
Published December 28th 2014 by

About The Author:
Steve Kittner

Steve Kittner was born and raised in Elkview, West Virginia and spent his youth running the hills and the muddy banks of the Elk River. As a young man he thoroughly enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking and baseball. His roots are deeply planted in West Virginia and his first novel came straight from the heart as well as from some of the fun adventures he had as a boy in the beautiful West Virginia hills. Steve's imagination and love of nature drives his adventurous writing style and his knowledge of his subjects are evident in his stories.
Steve now resides in Central Florida with his wife and children, and is continuing the Josh Baker and Eddie Debord series by popular demand. Steve is happy to announce a second "spinoff" series will be his next release taking the adventures into Florida and beyond. For his Baker and Debord series fans...don't worry, like I mentioned,there is much more to come for those two as well as Giselle! 
Steve still enjoys fishing and the outdoors and is still up for a good adventure every now and then--it keeps the stories coming!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Book Review Pandora: Outbreak (A Pandora Thriller #1) by Eric L. Harry

Pandora by Eric L. Harry
Title: Outbreak (A Pandora Thriller #1)

Author: Eric L. Harry 

Stars: 3 Stars

I was really excited to read this book it sound fascinating. Diving right in I found it more depressing than most apocalyptic fiction or  pandemic sub-genre books that I have read in the past. 
The characters might be likable for some but this reader struggled to connect with anyone of them. The misogynistic undertones that always seem to fall into this genre was too much as was the repetitive words that were used. A good editor could have fixed those quickly.
The series I am sure will have an upswing at the books move forward.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Rebel Base Books for the Advance Copy


They call it Pandoravirus. It attacks the brain. Anyone infected may explode in uncontrollable rage. Blind to pain, empty of emotion, the infected hunt and are hunted.  They attack without warning and without mercy. Their numbers spread unchecked. There is no known cure.

Emma Miller studies diseases for a living—until she catches the virus. Now she’s the one being studied by the U.S. government and by her twin sister, neuroscientist Isabel Miller. Rival factions debate whether to treat the infected like rabid animals to be put down, or victims deserving compassion. As Isabel fights for her sister's life, the infected are massing for an epic battle of survival. And it looks like Emma is leading the way .

About The Author:
Eric L. Harry
Raised in a small town in Mississippi, Eric L. Harry graduated from the Marine Military Academy in Texas and studied Russian and Economics at Vanderbilt University, where he also earned a J.D. and M.B.A. In addition, he studied in Moscow and Leningrad in the USSR, and at the University of Virginia Law School. He began his legal career in private practice in Houston, negotiated complex multinational mergers and acquisitions around the world, and rose to be general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. He left to raise a private equity fund and co-found a successful oil company. His previous thrillers include Arc Light, Society of the Mind, Protect and Defend and Invasion. His books have been published in eight countries. He and his wife have three children and divide their time between Houston and San Diego. Contact him on Facebook or visit him online at

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Book Review: 69 Million Things I Hate About You (Winning the Billionaire #1) by Kira Archer

69 Million Things I Hate About You
Title:  69 Million Things I Hate About You (Winning the Billionaire #1) 

Author: Kira Archer 

Stars: 4.5 stars

An engaging modern day love story/comedy that I found absolutely delightful. The female main character along with two friends have netted $69 million each after winning the lottery. Before claiming the money, she tries, unsuccessfully, to have her boss fire her. Her tricks only make her more desirable to her boss who had become aware she wants to be fired but not the reason why. 

I have rated this book 4.5 stars and recommend it if you enjoy a light-hearted story.

I obtained a ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Thank you Frank for your review

After personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she suddenly has more than enough money to quit her impossibly demanding job. But where’s the fun in that? She decides to stay and exact a little revenge on her insufferable ass of a boss.
Billionaire Cole Harrington quickly figures out something’s afoot with his usually agreeable personal assistant. When he finds out about the office pool betting on how long it’ll take him to fire her, he decides to spice things up and see how far he can push her until she quits.
The game is on, with everyone waiting to see who will crack first. But the bet sparks a new dynamic between them, and soon they realize they just might have crossed that fine line between hate and love.
ebook255 pages
Published October 9th 2017 by Entangled Indulgence

About The Author:
Kira Archer
Kira Archer lives in Pennsylvania with her hubs and two kids. And 3 ridiculous cats. She's one of those people who laughs at inappropriate moments (especially overly emotional occasions like weddings or funerals), and she has an insanely overactive imagination which is great when she's writing but not so great when she's shutting all the lights off at night and then has to go up the stairs. She has a PhD in Procrastination (or would if there was such a thing and there soooo should be because she's seriously at expert level here). And if she's not writing, she's reading, or thinking about reading or writing. And running her kids around because they are busy and she's the taxi driver. She also writes historical romances as Michelle McLean.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Book Review Watch Me by Jody Gehrman

Watch Me by Jody Gehrman
Title: Watch Me 

Author: Jody Gehrman

Stars: 3 1/2 stars

Readers are giving two Points Of View or (POV) Sam man who is 22 and Kate 38.
Sam is a talented student of Kate who is a crime writer. Readers who enjoy or love psychological thrillers won't be disappointed with this story. Sam is Creepy and his ideas and the way his mind works will chill readers bones.   The beginning of the story start off with readers needing more and picks up half way though the book.  Sam is Creepy and will keep readers up at night. 

This is one book I would keep the lights on while I read it at night.

Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin Press for the advance copy.

Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to never being noticed again. The follow-up novel to her successful debut tanked. Her husband left her for a woman ten years younger. She’s always been bright, beautiful, independent and a little wild, but now her glow is starting to vanish. She’s heading into an age where her eyes are less blue, her charm worn out, and soon no one will ever truly look at her, want to know her, again.

Except one.

Sam Grist is Kate’s most promising student. An unflinching writer with razor-sharp clarity who gravitates towards dark themes and twisted plots, his raw talent is something Kate wants to nurture into literary success. But he’s not there solely to be the best writer. He’s been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years.

As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate’s life, they enter a deadly web of dangerous lies and forbidden desire. But how far will his fixation go? And how far will she allow it?

A gripping novel exploring intense obsession and illicit attraction, Jody Gehrman introduces a world where what you desire most may be the most dangerous thing of all.

About The Author:
Jody Gehrman
Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California, where she can be found writing, teaching, reading, or obsessing over her three cats most days. She is also the author of eleven novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her debut suspense novel, Watch Me, is due out in 2018 with St. Martin's Griffin. Her adult novels are Bombshell, Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin. Her Young Adult novels include The Truth About Jack, Audrey's Guide to Black Magic, Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love. Babe in Boyland was optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International Reading Association's Teen Choice Award. Her plays have been produced or had readings in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of Communication at Mendocino College

Monday, January 22, 2018

Book Review Her Devoted HERO (Black Dawn, #2) by Caitlyn O'Leary

Her Devoted HERO by Caitlyn O'Leary
Title: Her Devoted HERO (Black Dawn, #2) 

Author: Caitlyn O'Leary 

Stars: 4 out of 5

I was a little surprised by this book. I honestly thought it would be typical simple writing nothing standing out. This book had a lot more heart and soul than I expected. I found myself laughing so many times from the banter to the emails they wrote. Could be because if I was writing an email from a dating site mine would sound pretty much the same. I think readers of Military Romance stories will enjoy this series. The writing is simple but the story will pull romance readers in and make them laugh.
Caitlyn O'Leary created very likable characters that readers will cheer for.
Thank you to Netgalley and 
#HerDevotedHero #NetGalley

Navy SEAL Dex Evans has a problem. His buddies think it’s a riot when they sign him up for a dating service behind his back. But who would have thought that with a profile like SailorBoy69 he’d snag a woman who was hysterically funny and gorgeous. Too bad she was also skittish as all hell. Dex fears that when she finds out his profile was a set-up, his happily ever after could sink to the bottom of the ocean. 

Single mother, Kenna Wright was in way over her head. She’d spent years putting her child first while ignoring her needs. So what was she thinking responding to the flirtatious email? Luckily for her, when she is stuck on a project with Dex, he’s even better in person than he’d been on his online profile. But can she believe this sexy SEAL when he says he’s looking for more than a fling? 

When one of her co-workers is murdered and it looks like Kenna might be the next one in the killer’s crosshairs, Dex is determined to keep her safe. But with a target on her back, it’s really hard to keep a shield over her heart.

About The Author
Caitlyn O'Leary
Caitlyn O'Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Book Review: BULLETS (Jon "Big Slick" Elder Book 1) by Elijah Drive

BULLETS (Jon "Big Slick" Elder Book 1)
Title: BULLETS (Jon "Big Slick" Elder Book 1)

Author: Elijah Drive

Stars: 4 stars

A well written and action packed adventure set in a small town in Arizona. The action starts in the first chapter and only builds to the finale. I liked the story very much and it has a strong main character. I did not particularly care for the racist and the anti-police overtones which prevailed through out the book. If you have a distain for foul language this may not be the book for you. 

I have given this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your review:

Professional poker player Jon "Big Slick" Elder was minding his own business in a diner when an Arizona sheriff walked in and killed the man sitting next to him, a Mexican day laborer accused of murder. The law officer then arrested Slick simply because the sheriff didn't like the color of Slick's skin. 

Slick knew that the stranger who had been sitting next to him at the diner was no murderer because, in addition to cards, Slick also kills people for money. The poor man didn't have the look, but Slick does, and with the help of a Latina assistant district attorney, a Navajo state trooper and a homegrown federal agent, Slick sets out to prove the dead man's innocence. What he discovers, as he digs deeper, is a deadly mystery that threatens not only him, but his newfound friends as well. But Slick hates to have anyone… ANYONE… toss him his shoes and tell him to get out of town. 

Kindle Edition320 pages
Published November 26th 2015 by Defiant Press

About The Author:
Elijah Drive

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Book Review: A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery #3) by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)
Title:  Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery #3) 

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Stars: 4.25 out of 5 stars

An engaging light mystery novel that kept my attention from the first paragraph to the last paragraph. The main character is the officially unrecognized daughter of the Prince of Wales. However, she is known to a select few of the inner circle who provide her with timely advise from time to time. She is blunt in her ways and does not hesitate when action is required. In some aspects she reminds me of Amelia Peabody, the character so well developed, by the author Elizabeth Peters. I look forward to seeing the series develop.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I received an ARC obtained from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your reviews!

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.
But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything.

Hardcover352 pages
Expected publication: January 16th 2018 by Berkley

About The Author:
Deanna Raybourn
A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Book Review A SEAL's Honor (Military Match #3) by J.M. Stewart

A SEAL's Honor (Military Match #3)
Title: A SEAL's Honor (Military Match #3)

Author: J.M. Stewart 

Stars: 3 stars out of 5

A basic summery Boy meets Girl. Girl likes boy who is older brothers friend. Boy can't get enough of her but plays hard to get. Just once will be enough line and than lots of sex in crazy wild places and a cute little dog for humor.
Nothing stands out that would keep me reading the series it is your basic set up of a romance with military twist which is currently popular.
Thank you to Netgalley and Forever Yours Publishing for the advance copy.

Rules are made to be broken . . .
When it comes to dating, ex-Navy SEAL Marcus Denali has a few simple rules. Never date a coworker. Never date a friend's sister. And never ever date a girl whose brother is a coworker, a friend, and a fellow SEAL. So why would Marcus dance so closely---and flirt so shamelessly---with Mandy Lawson? Simple. It's a Fourth of July masquerade ball. He doesn't know she's his buddy's little sister. And once the masks come off, the real fireworks begin . . .

Mandy doesn't care about the rules. She's been crushing on Marcus for years, and she's not giving up now that she has proof he wants her too. She has a plan to show this military man some moves he never learned in basic training. And Marcus is going to learn that some rules-the rules of attraction---are just too strong to fight.

Paperback240 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by Forever Yours

About The Author:
J.M. Stewart
J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She's a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Book Review Deadly Deception (Rogue Security #2) by Marissa Garner

Deadly Deception by Marissa Garner
Title: Deadly Deception (Rogue Security #2

Author: by Marissa Garner

Stars: 3 1/2 stars

Deadly Deception plot was all over the place to the point readers might wonder what the point of the story is. Marissa Garner has the ability to write a well crafted story but gets loss in the details. Murder, Child Pornography, family lies, kidnapping, second chance romance, secrets and that is just a few themes that float in and out of the story.  Having read others by this author I know she is able to create a story but she throw everything into them and you almost wonder if the kitchen sink might make an appearance. 
Deadly Deception needs more focus and less stories to have been a 5 star reading.

Thank you to Netgalley and Forever Your Publishing for the advance copy.

When her mother disappears, Jessica Hargrove's life begins to unravel. And her problems are only just beginning. A horrible secret has been revealed, threatening to destroy three generations of her family, and the one person who may be able to help her is the man she's never stopped loving, the man who once broke her heart....

LAPD Detective Sean Burke is back in his small hometown, pondering if his career in the big city is what he really wants anymore. As painful as it is to see Jess again, she needs him. He can't walk away when she's about to lose everything she holds dear. But will what he discovers ruin their second chance at love?

Publication: January 16th 2018 by Forever Yours

About The Author:
Marissa Garner
I’m Marissa Garner. I’m a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mother’s magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write sexy paranormal romantic suspense, steamy contemporary romance, and edgy romantic thrillers. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and to many locations in between.

I write romance to titillate your mind as well as your libido. My stories appeal to romance readers who:

•Choose French Silk over vanilla
•Don’t always color inside the lines and don’t like being told no
•Think some rules are made to be broken
•Have the courage to push the envelope when they’re passionate about something
•Believe fiction should be as unpredictable as real life

If this sounds like your kind of romance, have fun exploring my website and stories.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Book Review: Worth of a Lady (The Marriage Maker #1) by Tarah Scott, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Allie Mackay

Worth of a Lady (The Marriage Maker Book 1)

Title: Worth of a Lady (The Marriage Maker #1)

Author:(s) Tarah Scott, Sue-Ellen Welfonder AKA Allie Mackay

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

An intriguing story that grabbed my interest very early. It was told very well. However, I thought the storyline was to be about the oldest sister and was very much surprised when the story finished after the youngest sister married. I can only presume that the story is to continue through all four sister's marriages. I would have liked for the entire tale to have been in one volume.

With the above being said I have rated this book 4 stars.

I obtained this ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased opinion.
Thank you Frank for your Review

No one guessed that an innocent would bring the Devil of Delny to his knees…

Spinster Chastity Hamilton is the Duke of Roxburgh’s heir. Her father insists she marry. She insists that the man who wins her hand must first find matches for her three younger sisters. Sir Stirling James takes up the challenge, and the sisters are shocked when he announces the engagement of their youngest sister to the Devil of Delny.

When Quin Ramsey’s surrogate brother Sir Stirling James informs him he is to wed the fourth daughter of a lesser duke, he refuses. But when he waltzes with the lovely innocent, he realizes that he wants no other man to waltz with her 

Other books in the Marriage Maker series
The Marriage Wager--He lost at cards, but won at love…
A Lady by Chance--He bargained for a lady, but the hoyden stole his heart…
How to Catch an Heiress--It takes cunning to catch an heiress…and a handsome face doesn’t hurt

Kindle Edition67 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by Scarsdale Publishing

About The Author:(s)
Tarah Scott

Tarah Scott

Allie Mackay is the alter ego of USA Today bestselling author, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, who writes Scottish medieval romances A former flight attendant of Scottish descent, she spent fifteen years living in Europe and still makes annual visits to Scotland. Most inspired by the wild places of Scotland’s far north, she is also fascinated by the paranormal, Scottish folklore and Highland tradition. In addition to her great love of Scotland, her other main interests are medieval history, hill walking, and dogs. Proud of her own Scottish ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: The MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. She currently resides in Florida with her husband, Manfred, and her Jack Russell Terrier, Em. Allergic to flash and brass, she enjoys living quietly and spends her time writing her books and counting the minutes until she can board that next Glasgow-bound plane. 
Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a card-carrying Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent (free) trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty year career with the airlines. Bi-lingual, she flew international all those years, working her flights as foreign language speaker. Her flying career allowed her to see the world, but it was always to Scotland that she returned. 

Now a full-time writer, she’s quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. She spent fifteen years living in Europe and used that time to explore as many castle ruins, medieval abbeys, and stone circles as possible. Anything ancient, crumbling, or lichened caught her eye. She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs. She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a four-hundred-and-fifty year old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

Sue-Ellen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier in Florida. Readers can learn more about her and the world of her books at:

Friday, January 12, 2018

Book Review: A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3) by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3)
Title: A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3) 

Author:  Kendra Elliot

Stars: 5 stars

A Merciful Secret is a must read book for everyone who has read one story by Kendra Elliot. 
This is the 3rd book in the series and readers can start with book 1 or book 3 either way the author is able to pull readers in and covers the last two book quickly without taking away from the current story.
A Merciful Secret is well paced story that is told from different points of view each one building hooking readers in keeping them wanting to know all the secrets everyone is hiding.
Kendra Elliot doesn't just focus on the current mystery but also each of the different characters personal lives. She brings in Characters from other series that will give fans of Kendra Elliot smiles.
The author doesn't those in wasted characters everyone has a purpose driving the story to the end.
This is a can't miss in the Mercy Kilpatrick series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake for the Advance Copy

Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They’re in her blood. They’re her secrets—as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.

In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds. Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way. The victims—a city judge and an old woman living in the woods—couldn’t be more different. With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises. Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her. So does her family. How can she keep her secrets now…when they’re the only things that can save her?

January 16th 2018 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Kendra Elliot
An Amazon #1 selling author, Kendra Elliot has sold over 4 million books. Get a free insider's guide to Kendra's books at

She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. She's fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and dreams of living every day in flip flops. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Book Review: Breaking Point (Lucy Kincaid #14) by Allison Brennan

Breaking Point
Title: Breaking Point (Lucy Kincaid #14) 

Author: Allison Brennan 

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Allison Brennan does it again with Breaking Point a darker side of human trafficking and what lengths people will go to bring down the flirt of the world.
Belle was trafficked as a teen and now is fighting back trying to bring down a sick group of men who will kill her without blinking. Belle goes deep undercover hoping to find a missing girl at the same time help the local law enforenement save a few along the way from LA to small town in Texas.
This dark gritty story has a ending that reader will cheer.
Readers do not need to start with the first in the series because each story has a new beginning and Allison has the ability to bring readers up to date without missing a beat.
With all Allison Brennan stories it is loaded with characters from first to last page and each one has a part and role to play.
This is a fast pace action mystery that will keep readers hook and wanting more from Allison Brennan.
Thank you to Netgelley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Bella Caruso survived a nightmare of abuse and betrayal. Today, she has dedicated her life to saving other young women from the hell that almost killed her—first as an officer of the law, then by stepping outside the law and into the darkness where true evil dwells. Now, it appears that the darkness has taken her once again.

JT Caruso often worries about his sister, given her line of work. This time, when he learns that Bella is working undercover to find a missing girl involved in a dangerous prostitution ring, JT asks FBI Special Agent Lucy Kincaid for help.

Even with Lucy’s extensive experience in running down human traffickers, finding Bella will not be easy. Not only because she is in too deep. But because Bella, who will not rest until she saves the girl, doesn’t want to be found…

 January 30th 2018 by St. Martin's Press

About The Author:
Allison Brennan
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year.

Allison has penned more than two dozen thrillers and many short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense” and her books “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” “pulse-pounding” and “emotionally complex.” RT also said that "The Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan books are getting better and better!" 

COLD SNAP, was a finalist for Best Thriller in the Thriller Awards (ITW) and FEAR NO EVIL (2007) and COMPULSION (2015) won the Daphne du Maurier award. Allison has been nominated multiple times for RWA's Best Romantic Suspense award, and the Kiss of Death's Daphne award.

Allison lives in Northern California with her husband, five children, and assorted pets. Her current release is THE LOST GIRLS, a romantic thriller. MAKE THEM PAY will be out in March, 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review: The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club #5) by Jess Michaels

The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club, #5)
Title: The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club #5

Author: Jess Michaels

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

A well told story that has all the right ingredients that one looks for in a historical romance. A Duke who must find a bride, but not just any bride will be acceptable. She must come with an extremely large dowry as his late father had been a gambler and lost the family fortune. In addition there were large outstanding vowels held by persons unknown. At a party he briefly meets (big gasp) a colonial with whom he feels a strong attraction. Unfortunately, the lady in question is only a penniless companion to the heiress with the huge dowry. The reader must root for the underdog and see if true love will conquer greed.

I have given this book a four star rating and would recommend it to anyone seeking a historical romance to read.

I received this ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield, has a secret he's keeping from almost everyone he knows and loves. He is destitute, thanks to gambling by his late father and his own bad decisions. There is only one option now: marry for money, and do it soon. An opportunity presents itself when a rich American woman arrives in Society hunting for a title in trade for a huge dowry.

Helena Monroe is the companion to her entitled cousin, and she is miserable. But once she encounters Baldwin on a terrace, her time in England starts to look up. She quickly realizes he believes she is her cousin, and everything starts to fall apart.

Baldwin is now torn between a future that will save his family legacy and one with a woman he is growing increasingly attached to. Will he choose safety or passion, obligation or love?

January 16th 2018 by The Passionate Pen

About The Author:
Jess Michaels
USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything coconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a beautiful home on a golf course lake in Northern Arizona.

When she’s not obsessively checking her steps on Fitbit or trying out new flavors of Greek yogurt, she writes erotic historical romances with smoking hot alpha males and sassy ladies who do anything but wait to get what they want. She has written for numerous publishers and is now fully indie and loving every moment of it (well, almost every moment).

Jess always loves to hear from readers! You can email or send snail mail to:

Jess Michaels
Po Box 10291
Prescott, AZ 86304

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