Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Book Review: Lock 'N' Load (Federal K-9 #1) by Tee O'Fallon

Lock 'N' Load
Title: Lock 'N' Load (Federal K-9 #1)

Author:  Tee O'Fallon

Stars: 4 Stars

Lock N Loaded is the start of a Federal K-9  series.  Readers are introduced to a handful of Alpha male characters and their K-9 animals. Each one with a purpose.
CIA analyst Trista Gold and CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors  are the first in this series.  The story is very much a ugly ducking vs prince charming with Gun fire, dead bodies, fires and lots of lovable animals.  
The story is fast pace, characters are well developed, everyone has a purpose and point in this story.  Even as the story builds readers will find themselves surprised with the sweet moments that happen though out the book.
 The story wraps up in a nice little bow with a lot of heart and soul and readers hoping for more from Tee O'Fallon.

This is a great beginning to this Federal K-9  series. Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher  Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara) for the advance copy of Tee O'Fallon Lock N' Loaded


Crack CIA analyst Trista Gold is a whiz with the computer, but not so much with people. She hides behind her job, analyzing Top Secret code and making recommendations on national security. She doesn’t need a man in her life. But she will, very soon...

CIA K-9 officer Sgt. Matt Connors suspects that beneath Trista’s uptight appearance, there’s a sexy woman itching to cut loose. But he doesn’t dare act on his attraction. He’s a loner and always will be. Keeping away from Trista is a must-do directive. Until he doesn’t have a choice...

During a routine assignment, Trista stumbles across a cryptic exchange. She doesn’t think much of it...until someone tries to murder her—twice. Both times, Matt had been there to save her. But now she has to hide. And her new bodyguard, Matt, and his K-9 are the only hope she has against the powerful forces that want her dead.

Expected publication: May 28th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

About The Author:
Tee O'Fallon
Tee O’Fallon has been a federal agent for twenty-three years, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee’s job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic and sexy men in law enforcement on a daily basis. For Tee, research is the easy part!

Besides writing, she loves cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and all things canine.

Tee is the author of the NYPD Blue & Gold Series: Burnout, Blood Money, and Disavowed. Visit to sign up for newsletters and keep tabs on Tee’s latest releases, including her next novel, Lock ’N’ Load, the first of her brand-new Federal K-9 romantic suspense series.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Book Review: A Risk Worth Taking (The Legionnaires #3) by Brynn Kelly

A Risk Worth Taking (Legionnaires #3)
Title: A Risk Worth Taking (The Legionnaires #3)

Author: Brynn Kelly

Star: 4 1/2

Brynn Kelly is able to make characters who are in a fictional over the top world and make them feel real.  They deal with real life issues that weighed down a persons mind and soul. 
A Risk Worth Taking is a fast pace story that is able to focus on characters development while they are running from bullets.
This story can be read as a stand alone novel but it won't pack as much of a punch.  Readers are in a wild ride that is worth of sleepless night.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin for the advance copy of Brynn Kelly A Risk Worth Taking (The Legionnaires #3)

Legionnaire Jamie Armstrong lives in the shadows. A medic haunted by his mistakes, he knows better than to hope for redemption. But his latest mission brings a threat he doesn’t see coming—an attraction as irresistible as it is dangerous. Hacker Samira Desta is a woman he swore to forget, but as a key witness to a deadly conspiracy, Samira is his to protect.

But the woman he rescues might be the one who saves him

After a year in hiding, Samira’s worst fears come true when her cover is blown and the unlikeliest of allies comes to her aid—the secretive Scot with whom she shared one unforgettable night. Hunted by lethal forces and losing the battle against their desire, Jamie and Samira make a desperate play to take the fight to their enemy—but those at greatest risk of ruin may be themselves.

Paperback400 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by HARLEQUIN

About The Author:
Brynn Kelly
As a journalist, Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life novels, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. 

She's a current RITA® finalist and RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Awards nominee.

She has a journalism degree, and has won several other prestigious writing and journalism awards, including the Valerie Parv Award, Pacific Hearts Award and Koru Award. Her debut novel finale in the Golden Heart®. She’s also a bestselling non-fiction author, in her native New Zealand.

Monday, May 28, 2018

What is Memorial Day?

Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day.JPG

Every Wonder what is Memorial Day?  Memorial Day is to remember those who  have died wile serving in the military.  I feel it is a day to remember everyone who has serving in the military from those who lost their lives to those who lost friends and family to war.

My family has a long list of member who have severed in the military starting in the revolutionary war to Vietnam War. Each war took a tole on those who fought for the rights we have as well as the families who stayed home praying they didn't receive a knock on their door. 

Today is not just a day in the sun or a day off from school but a day to remember those who gave their all so that we could h ave the freedoms we have today.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Book Review: Beyond Control (Texas Trilogy #3) by Kat Martin

Beyond Control (Texas Trilogy #3)
Title: Beyond Control (Texas Trilogy #3)

Author: Kat Martin

Stars: 5 stars

Where do I start? 
I couldn't put this book down!  Kat Martin introduces characters to strong women in her series who have lost their way while protecting the ones they love. The characters are strong, human, and loving. Readers will not be able to put this book down.

Now that I have read this entire series I can't wait to go back and start once again. That's right I want to go back and reread the series not because I was lost but because I want to living in Kat Martin's world she had created just a little longer.

Kat Martin has the ability to bring readers into a life or death story that is filled with dangers, romance, and characters who will come alive.  

The author brings characters from the other two stories into Beyond Control connecting the stories in so many ways.
The character develop has the perfect blend when the romance begins it doesn't take away from the story but only adds.
Kat martin Beyond Control is the perfect read for those who need suspense, action, story and romance to end a long summer day. Readers are going to fall in love with Kat Martins Characters Tory and Josh before they even know what hit them. 
I don't think I will every get enough of Kat Martin and her amazing series.

Thank you to Netgalley and Zebra for the advance copy of Kat Martin's Beyond Control

When Victoria Langford got engaged, she told herself to give love a chance. Six months later, she's on the run from her angry, abusive ex-fiancé with her four-year-old daughter and nowhere to go.

Seventy miles north of Dallas, the Iron River Ranch is pretty much nowhere. That’s what its new owner, Josh Cain, wanted when he came back from Afghanistan. Big skies, quiet nights, no trouble.

One look tells Josh the pretty redhead with the adorable little girl will give him trouble of the most personal kind. But he’s seen trouble before, and he doesn't scare easy. Not when “accidents” start happening around the ranch. Not when Tory’s best friend back in Phoenix is abducted and brutalized. Not even when it looks like their current problems are only the tip of the iceberg.

But if he gets too close to fierce, determined Tory, Josh knows his nights are going to be anything but quiet. And that’s one possibility no amount of training can prepare him for . 

About The Author:
Kat 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." 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Book Review: The Surviving Girls (Hidden Sins #3) by Katee Robert

The Surviving Girls (Hidden Sins, #3)
Title: The Surviving Girls (Hidden Sins #3)

Author: Katee Robert

Stars: 5 Stars

                                             This is a must read summer read!!

Katee Robert has the ability to bring readers to their knees with the action back thriller The Surviving Girls. I couldn't put this book down the story is perfectly placed so that readers will not be able to put the book down. The twist and turns are easy enough to figure out but the adventure is and story telling will keep reads from putting down the story.

The author Katee Roberts is able to have readers sympathize with the women as the try hard to more on from the past creating a future they thought wasn't possible. 
Lei is strong character who readers will be able to latch on to as she tries to figure out what happened to her and Emma's life. 

The author gives every characters purpose in the story and no one is wasted. The story lines move quickly as they beginning to figure out who the killer or killers are. 

I love this story. I found myself reading it in the car while waiting in the school pick up line, making dinner and waiting for dance to end.  I couldn't put this book down.

If you haven't head the other Hidden Sin series do not worry they are all stand alone novels. Each one better than the last.

Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher  Montlake Romance for the advance copy Katee Roberts The Surviving Girls. 

Twelve years ago, Lei Zhang and her friend Emma Nilsson miraculously lived through the notorious Sorority Row Murders that left twenty-one of their sisters dead. Still wrestling with the trauma but finally out of the limelight, Lei and Emma are now devoted to helping other victims find closure. But most disturbing for Lei—beyond the gut-wrenching survivor guilt—is that the killer was her boyfriend. He’s behind bars, but she’ll never lower her guard again.
When a copycat killer targets Lei and Emma, FBI Agent Dante Young is put in charge of anticipating the sociopath’s every move. But what he doesn’t expect is his immediate and overpowering attraction to Lei. The closer they get to each other, the more desperate and terrifying the questions become: Who wants to finish what the killer started—and why?
Now Agent Young vows to protect Lei at all costs. If they have any chance of a future together, first they have to stay alive…
Kindle Edition1st edition282 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension." When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Book Review: The Other Pilot (Boyd Chailland #1) by Ed Baldwin

The Other Pilot
Title: The Other Pilot (Boyd Chailland #1)

Author: Ed Baldwin 

Stars: 4 stars

An action adventure which features an Air Force Pilots as the main character. Conspiracy abounds in this story and a conspiracy theorist with revel in this story and compare it to what is happening at this time. I was astounded by some aspects of the tale and as an USAF and civil service veteran taken back by some of what I considered gross misleading facts. But that aside, I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys an action adventure with out gallons of blood and guts being spilt but with a set of brains being utilized instead.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

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

A 4 star general's F-16 explodes in a fireball over Denver. Within hours the accident investigation board finds evidence he was a fake. Corruption and fraud in government are exposed on a grand scale. Who is The Other Pilot leaking all these secrets? Can Capt. Boyd Chailland stop The Other Pilot before America erupts into civil war?

PaperbackFirst393 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Brasfield Boods (first published August 10th 2012)

About The Author:
Ed  Baldwin
Ed has lived in every southern state except Mississippi; but he spent the night in jail there once. That was the basis for "Bookman," historical southern fiction. 

A former Air Force flight surgeon, Ed writes adventure novels featuring exotic locations, international intrigue and fast paced action featuring Captain Boyd Chailland, an Air Force fighter pilot turned undercover operative. "The Other Pilot," "The Devil on Chardonnay," The Mingrelian," and "The Fourth Domain" have all hit the Amazon best seller lists in political, financial, and travel categories. 

Returning to his southern roots, Ed has completed "Sliding Delta," a story about Delta blues music. It will be released June 1. He is researching "Empire of the Sunken Lands," a multi-generational saga about the draining of America's largest swamp west of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Ed lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Book Review: A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2) by Lucy Farago

A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2)
Title:  A Necessary Deception (Search and Recover #2)

Author:  Lucy Farago

Stars: 4

Necessary Deception is a fun romantic suspense that readers can start and finish quickly or enjoy over the summer break. (I know what break if you work or have kids)
The characters are well developed, the authors ability to write banter without taking away the story is a feat. Their is sex but it fills in the time where the characters are waiting to something to happen.
While this is book 2 in a series it is completely a stand alone novel.  I didn't read book 1 and the author blends the update and the new story together keeping readers engaged until the very end or what readers think is the end. Trust me you turn the page and find the story is still moving forward with the ending you hoping to find.  There is no cliff hanger. The story will leave readers happy and with a smile on their face.

Thank you to the Netgalley and the publisher Lyrical Press for the advance copy of Lucy Farago A Necessary Deception.

The agents of the renowned Investigative Collection Unit have to be the biggest, baddest, and brightest to take on missions no one else would dare. It doesn’t hurt that they’re also the sexiest. But in a shadowy world where reality means living on the razor’s edge of deception, few survive with their hearts intact . . . 

ICU intel expert Monty Buchannan’s idea of fun is creating software—not roughing it in a cabin off the grid in Alaska. But his team forced him to unplug when his intense need to be in control put a mission at risk. Being alone isn’t a problem; most people make him uncomfortable. But there’s something about the woman he finds floundering in a frozen stream that warms his ice-cold heart . . .

Taylor Moore was once a spoiled socialite famous for her tabloid-worthy exploits, until she broke out from under wealthy father’s thumb. Now she’s the self-made CEO of an online matchmaking service—and on the run from Russian mobsters who’ve hijacked her website. But when she’s suddenly plucked from a river by a half-naked mountain man, trust will become a matter of survival. And desire just might break down the defenses that have kept them both playing it far too safe for far too long .

About The Author:
Lucy Farago
Lucy Farago knows there is nothing like a happy sigh at the end of a good book. With the encouragement of her loving husband, she wrote her first manuscript. An unpublished historical, it sits in a file on her computer, there to remind her how much fun she had learning the craft and becoming part of an industry whose books make you believe anything is possible. A big fan of Agatha Christie, she set out to write her first romantic suspense novel. Thrilled to be a published author, Lucy also teaches yoga, enjoys cooking, and saying what other people are thinking. In her fantasy world, her beautiful Siberian husky, Loki, doesn’t shed and her three kids clean up after themselves . Alas, that fantasy will never see fruition.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Book Review: Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx, #1) by Amber Daulton

Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton
Title: Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx, #1)

Author: Amber Daulton

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5


I really wanted to like Arresting Mason but the story is what it is.  Everything was really over the top to the point the story get lost and readers find themselves skipping pages.  This readers felt a little lost on where this series is going but I would be willing to try another story by the same author.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy The Wild Rose Press

Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcée behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.
Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.
When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?

About The Author:
Amber Daulton
Writing is the fruit to happiness. 

Amber Daulton lives her life by that one belief even though she normally isn't so Zen. 

She lives in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina with her wonderful husband and their four crazy kitties. Writing takes up most of her time, aside from her day job in the retail industry. As a fan of contemporary, paranormal and historical novels alike, she can't get enough of feisty heroines and alpha heroes. Her mind is a wonderland of romance and adventure, laughter and awesome ways of kicking a guy when he's down. She probably wouldn't be too sane without her computer and notebooks. After all, what's a girl to do when there are people jabbering away in her head and it's hard to shut them up? Write! Nothing else works.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Book Review: A Dangerous Madness (Regency London #3) by Michelle Diener

A Dangerous Madness (Regency London, #3)
Title: A Dangerous Madness (Regency London #3)

Author: Michelle Diener

Star: 5 Stars

A brilliantly conceived historical romance that takes a sliver of fact and builds an intriguing romantic encounter around same. While the basic facts can not be ignored they provide the impetus for the initial meeting and growing love story between the two principals. A well told tale that, if you enjoy history as I do, will provide a very pleasant reading interlude.

I have rated this book 5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format. Frank You Frank for your review. 

The Duke of Wittaker has been living a lie...

He’s been spying on the dissolute, discontented noblemen of the ton, pretending to share their views. Now he’s ready to step out of the shadows and start living a real life...but when the prime minister of England is assassinated, he's asked to go back to being the rake-hell duke everyone believes he still is to find out more.

Miss Phoebe Hillier has been living a lie, too...

All her life she's played by society's rules, hiding her fierce intelligence and love of life behind a docile and decorous mask. All it's gotten her is jilted by her betrothed, a man she thought a fool, though a harmless one. But when she discovers her former fiancé was involved in the plot against the prime minister, and that he's been murdered, she realizes he wasn't so harmless after all.

And now the killers have set their sights on her...

The only man who can help her is the Duke of Wittaker--a man she knows she shouldn't trust. And she soon realizes he's hiding behind a mask as careful as her own. As the clock ticks down to the assassin's trial, the pair scramble to uncover the real conspiracy behind the prime minister's death. And as the pressure and the danger mounts, Phoebe and Wittaker shed their disguises, layer by layer, to discover something more precious than either imagined–something that could last forever. Unless the conspirators desperate to hide their tracks get to them first.

About The Author:
Michelle Diener
When not writes historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy. Having worked in publishing and IT, she's now very happy crafting new worlds and interesting characters and wondering which part of the world she can travel to next.

Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.

When she's not writing, or driving her kids from activity to activity, you can find her blogging

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Review: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone
Title: Then She Was Gone by

Author Lisa Jewell

Stars: 4 1/2 stars

I loved it and hated it at the same time - this author is talented and will make you think long after you finish this book.

Wow! this book grabbed me just a few chapters in and then turned dark really fast.  At one point I was not sure how deep or bizarre the book could get.  How can someones thinking be so convoluted and evil?  How could another person allow a person to do what she did?  Well, it started to get less psychological thriller(this would never happen in real life) and more believable as I continued to read.  The characters were struggling and I had great empathy for the mother especially since I am a mother.  Her life had been tossed and turned and she was adrift with nothing to anchor her to this world.  Her husband could not support her because she was lost and he could not figure out how to reach her.  Her other children could only watch as she drifted further and further from where they were and from who she had been.  What would you do if one of your children just disappeared without reason?  This book will make you think and some of those thoughts are terrifiying. Closure is so important and this book really showed that aspect of human nature.  You cannot always move on without it.  Also, if you have information even if it seems small you need to tell someone - you will understand once you read this book.

I read this book in less than 3 days because I had to know what happened to Ellie.  I would have read it faster had I not had to work, be a mother, and do all the other things that are necessary for this life to support a family...bummer somedays when you find a really good book. 

I give this book 4 1/2 stars and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery that can be graphic at times.  This book was bizarre and yet not too bizarre like I started to think it was getting.  Unstable people seem to attract unstable people making some situations pretty scary, to say the least.  I had not read this author before but I will look at her other books and see if they are as good as this book.  

Make sure you have time to read this book when you get about 1/2 way because you will begrudge putting it down for any reason.  This would make a really scary movie because it could happen - happen to anyone.  This is not something out of the realm of possibilities and that is what scares me the most about this book.  It is good, but it is tense and will keep you wondering how could this happen and what if it happened to me?
Thank you Lisa Peters for your Review.

She was fifteen, her mother's 
golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. 
And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. 

It’s been ten years since Ellie 
disappeared, but Laurel has never given up 
hope of finding her daughter.
And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet. 
Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter. 
Poppy is precocious and pretty - and meeting her completely takes Laurel's breath away. 

Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age.
And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. 

What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? 
Who still has secrets to hide?

Hardcover426 pages
Published July 27th 2017 by Century

About The Author:

Lisa Jewell
Lisa was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & Design studying Fashion Illustration and Communication.

She worked for the fashion chain Warehouse for three years as a PR assistant and then for Thomas Pink, the Jermyn Street shirt company for four years as a receptionist and PA. She started her first novel, Ralph’s Party, for a bet in 1996. She finished it in 1997 and it was published by Penguin books in May 1998. It went on to become the best-selling debut novel of that year.

She has since written a further nine novels, as is currently at work on her eleventh.

She now lives in an innermost part of north London with her husband Jascha, an IT consultant, her daughters, Amelie and Evie and her silver tabbies, Jack and Milly.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Book Review: Stranded with the Detective (Tennessee SWAT #4) by Lena Diaz

Stranded with the Detective (Tennessee SWAT #4)
Title:  Stranded with the Detective (Tennessee SWAT #4)

Author: Lena Diaz

Stars: 3 1/2 

While the story is pretty straight forward I wasn't able to really connect with the characters. The story would drag on and just when it would pick up again it would stop for them to have sex.  While I know that is how Harlequin Intrigue have been I have found others that have strong stories with the romance there but not stopping and starting.  Piper is a stronger character I just wish there had been less sex and more character development as well as deeper story that readers could really hang on to. 
Thank you to net galley and the publisher Harlequin Intrigue for the advance copy of  Lena Diaz Stranded with the Detective

SWAT officer Colby Vale and horse rancher Piper Caraway are left to die in the remote wilderness of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But for Colby, death is not an option. He vows to protect Piper as they navigate the treacherous way home. Surviving against nature is difficult. Fighting their attraction is harder. But when their tormentor makes his to tell their tale may be impossible.

About The Author:

 Lena Diaz
Romantic suspense author, Lena Diaz, is a four time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. She's also a former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist and has won numerous other awards.

Her popular Buchanan brothers family is highlighted in the Deadly Games Series, beginning with her debut novel, HE KILLS ME, HE KILLS ME NOT. Her most recent series, EXIT Inc., features assassins-turned-heroes who work to bring down the corrupt company they used to work for and save the innocent civilians in the company's crosshairs.

With 18 novels out, and counting, Lena is bound to have a series or stand-alone story that will entertain and thrill you.Harlequin Intrigue

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Book Review: Melt for You (Slow Burn #2) by J.T. Geissinger

Melt for You (Slow Burn #2)
Title: Melt for You (Slow Burn #2)

Author: J.T. Geissinger 

Stars: 5 stars

I will be honest I am not much romance unless thing go boom, people are running for there lives.  Romance has been something I avoid because it really cheesy.
J.T. Geissinger is your typical ugly duckling story but what makes this stand out is the banter from the two characters that will have readers smiling, laughing and sighing.
The author is able to create amazing banter between Cameron and Joellen that makes the story fun and believable. 

This reader is one of the those socially awkward individuals that seem to trip over her tongue all all the time. The kissing scene had me laughing
Cameron "Was that it?"
Joellen "Yes!" I shouted. Why? Was it that bad?"
Cameron "No, it was perfectly fine, lass. If I were your grandma." This lips curl up and I realize he is laughing at me.
Joellen. "Oh My God your impossible."
The kissing lesson continues from there with more romance and sweet moments.

The Running scenes are even better.
Joellen "Rest on your butt Crack?"
Cameron "With a straight Face he says Aye, Lass you caught me. its a bottle of butt crack juice. Drink up, its full of o'vitamins." 
The banter keeps on going and readers will eat up every single word that J.T. Geissinger  has written.

This story is one of the best romance book I have read in a long time and I can't wait to read more by this author.  While they characters have sex it isn't nearly as graphic as the author Romantic Suspense serves which are a bit more erotic.

This story is a lot like my husband and I when we first met. I couldn't stand him and I never once pretend to be someone else for the first time.  We teased each other until one day he asked me out on a date. After we were engaged he said "I always wanted to marry someone who had no idea how truly beautiful they were inside and out.  You are beautiful and just need to believe in yourself and less about what others said to you in the past."

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake for the advance copy of Melt For You by J.T. Geissinger 

Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks.
Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cam’s kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cam’s eyes she’s sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach.
Unfortunately for Cam, he’s just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man—and now he’s in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.
Kindle Edition344 pages
Expected publication: May 15th 2018 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
J.T. Geissinger
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J.T. Geissinger writes unique, passionate love stories for women who need more than cookie-cutter romance. Ranging from funny, feisty romcoms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold more than one million copies and been translated into several languages.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. She has also been a finalist in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Book Review: Forged in Ember (Red-Hot SEALs #4) by Trish McCallan

Title:  Forged in Ember (Red-Hot SEALs #4) 

Author: Trish McCallan

Star: 3 1/2 

I didn't know this was part of a series not to mention the last book in the series.  To say I was lost is an understatement. The author catches readers up fast however that will still have new readers scratching their heads.

Putting the aside the story left me wonder and scratching my head many times. Amy just lost her husband and she is attracted to the seal team leader Jace "Mac" Mackenzie.  The Characters are developed enough. The over the top story will have readers needing to suspend their belief as they read this book.

The story moves quickly giving readers of the series books a satisfying ending but leaving this reader wondering the purpose of this series.  
I can identify with Amy as a mother and having a child put in danger and doing anything to keep them save and healthy. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher Montlake Romance for the advance copy of  Trish McCallan Forged in Ember (Red-Hot SEALs #4) 

In the final novel in the scorching Red-Hot SEALs series, a desperate mother and a Navy SEAL fight fire with fire to protect their love and save the world…

Amy Chastain has made a lot of enemies—none so ruthless as the insanely powerful New Ruling Order (NRO). When they killed her husband, it was hell. Then they targeted her children by injecting them with a dangerous, experimental isotope. Now Amy trusts only one man to help her: the ex-commander of SEAL Team 7.

In the company of Navy SEALs, Jace “Mac” Mackenzie was in his physical element. Now he’s on the run from the same cabal that poisoned Amy’s children. That doesn’t stop him from launching a mission to bring down the NRO—and find an antidote. But the clock is ticking. And as the sparks fly between him and Amy, Mac realizes he has more to lose than ever before.

As Mac closes in on the NRO, he uncovers a plot that threatens more than Amy’s children. Now it’s a race against time to stop a global conspiracy, save the woman he loves, and protect the family that’s starting to feel like his.

About The Author:
Trish McCallan
Trish McCallan was born in Oregon and raised in Washington State, where as a child she sold her first crayon-illustrated books for a nickel. This love of writing led her to study the craft at Western Washington University. She worked as a bookkeeper and a human-resources specialist before trading in her day job for a full-time writing career. Her Red-Hot SEALs novels include Forged in Smoke; and the Romance Writers of American RITA Awards finalists, Forged in Ash and Forged in Fire. Forged in Ember is the fourth book in her series. She currently resides in Eastern Washington with her three golden retrievers, a black Lab mix, and a cat.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Review: Fast Justice (DEA FAST #6) by Kaylea Cross

Fast Justice by Kaylea Cross
Title: Fast Justice (DEA FAST #6)

Author: Kaylea Cross 

Stars: 4 out of 5 stars

Kaylea Cross DEA Fast series is a fast pace action romance that will keep readers wanting more. This time you are meeting Rowan Stewart strong Assistant US Attorney and Special Agent Malcolm Freeman is FAST Bravo. They both have feeling that never went away even after Rowan decided she wasn't ready for a serious relationship. Fast Justice is book 6 but the author is able to bring readers up to date quickly without covering the same topics in the same style as the first 5 books in the series. The second story is still unknown ending but that is what will keep readers hooked until the last book is finished in the DEA Bravo Series.
This book is a perfect beach read. Readers can savor it or read it in one sitting loving every second.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Author Kaylea Cross for a copy of Kaylea Cross Fast Justice

Sacrifice is a requirement of the job. 

Rowan Stewart walked away from the love of a lifetime to focus on the demands of her job as Assistant US Attorney. Now she’s working on the biggest case of her career, prosecuting one of the Veneno cartel’s most notorious members. Except the case presents unexpected challenges—including the man she can’t forget…and a threat she could not foresee. 

But this time, it could cost her life. 

Special Agent Malcolm Freeman is FAST Bravo’s point man. On an op he’s the first one through the door, leading the way for his team. Professionally, he’s at the top of his game. His personal life is a different story. After Rowan ripped his heart out a year ago he closed himself off to any relationships. When fate throws them together he steps up to ensure she’s protected, even though it might mean getting his heart broken again. But protection isn’t enough. The enemy is determined to use Rowan to get what they want. With her life hanging in the balance, Malcolm and his team race to find her before it’s too late. 

He lost her once. He can’t lose her now. This time, failure is not an option. 

About The Author:
Kaylea Cross
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

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