Thursday, February 28, 2019

Book Review: Exposed (The Dangerous Distractions #3) by Samantha Keith

Exposed by Samantha Keith
Title: Exposed (The Dangerous Distractions #3) 

Author:  Samantha Keith 

Stars: 3 1\2 Stars

Girl is in love with her brothers best friend. This story isn't believable but it is but it is a quick fun read with just enough suspense to be consider romantic suspense. 
The Author falls on the sword of Romantic suspense when guns and drug deals are around sex seems to follow. The main story falling away and the sex and romance takes over.
The author is a hit or miss when it comes to her writing and story telling.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy of Samantha Keith Exposed

FBI agent Nate McIver hasn’t been able to get sexy, impetuous Maddie Worth out of his mind since the last time he saw her at a wedding. If only she wasn’t his best friend and colleague’s sister. That’s about the only thing that gave him the strength to back away from the steamy encounter they shared. But now
take-no-prisoners Maddie wants his professional help. And with her life on the line, all bets are off . . .

Maddie’s overprotective brother may have had her blackballed from getting into the FBI, but he can’t stop her from conducting her own undercover operation—whether it’s between the sheets with unforgettable Nate and his abs of steel—or on the streets, trapping a notorious drug lord. And when she combines the two, the result is explosive for everyone involved . 

Kindle Edition276 pages
Expected publication: February 19th 2019 by Lyrical Press
About The Author:
Samantha Keith

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Book Review: Fierce Justice (True Heroes #5) by Piper J. Drake

Fierce Justice (True Heroes, #5)
Title: Fierce Justice (True Heroes #5)

Author:  Piper J. Drake

Stars: 4

Fierce Justice is action packed with breathing taking moments that readers will not be able get enough of.  If you start with book 1 or book 5 readers will enjoy this book.
The characters are strong, smart but have a hard time trusting when it comes to romance. Every characters and secondary characters are interesting, smartly written and easy to connect with.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Piper J. Drake Fierce Justice.

As a K9 handler on the Search and Protect team, Arin Siri needs to be where the action is--and right now that's investigating a trafficking operation in Hawaii. When an enemy from her past shows up bleeding, she's torn between the desire to patch Jason up or put more holes in him. Then again, the hotshot mercenary could be the person she needs to bust open her case.

Jason Landon's team had always been about taking the contract, getting paid, and not asking questions. But after his last mission went south, he started to get curious. His questions quickly drove him out of his mercenary group and off the grid. Now, the only people he can think of to help him are the Search and Protect team -- and the dark beauty who is as ready to kill him as she is to bed him. And he's totally ready to risk the former for the chance at the latter. But he isn't the only person with a target on his back. Arin's in danger too, and he'll do everything he can to keep her safe.

Kindle Edition304 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Forever

About The Author:
Piper J. Drake
Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Book Review: Hardest Fall (Dominion #2) by Juliette Cross

Hardest Fall (Dominion, #2)
Title: Hardest Fall (Dominion #2)

Author:  Juliette Cross 

Stars: 3 stars

Readers if this blog might notice I am not big on paranormal romance series.  I am branching out but still struggle.  While this is book 2 of the Dominion series which the author cover a little of what happened in the first book. Bones makes magical weapons her character isn't likable at all.  Story feel more sex\romance with demons, angels, demonic beings.  The writing can be confusing at times with the detail descriptions that take away from the flow of the story.
I am still lost is this a world post apocalyptic  or the world is coming to an end. Either way I am not a fan of this series or the authors writing style.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Juliette Cross Hardest Fall.

The tattooed demoness, Bone, doesn’t like anything except the magical weapons she makes. But she has hidden talents few know about. When I was brought to her near death, she used her Seraph song to manipulate flesh and bone to save me. But she wasn’t happy about it.

Now I must return the favor. Even though she refuses to take sides in the apocalypse, there’s one job she’s not willing to do for the demon prince Rook. If she doesn’t, her head will end up on a spike. Of course, there’s a good chance we’re all going to die anyway, but I will do anything to protect this fierce woman—and not just because she saved me.

So now we’re both off to kill a demon—or three—and possibly save the world.

Expected publication: February 25th 2019

About The Author:
Juliette Cross
a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. She is represented by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency. She is a native of Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, black lab named Kona, and two kitties, Pumpkin and Betty. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Book Review: Challenge Accepted! by Celeste Barber

Challenge Accepted!
Title:  Challenge Accepted!

Author: Celeste Barber

Stars: 5 

If readers follow her Instagram page this book is a must read that will have you crying so hard from laughing.  Celeste Barber is funny and her voice comes though loud and clear though her story about pregnancy and her hot husband.  She makes fun of herself and her decisions she has made though life.  
This is the book ever mother could write but Celeste Barber takes her background in humor making this book a laugh out loud book on life as a woman, mother and wife.

The author connects to readers though her love my body but also gives a different message when she refers to her husband as "Hot Husband." Which makes it ok so Woman to talk about men looks but it not ok for men to talk about women appearances.
You can not have a double standard in this day and age.  Its all or nothing.

That would be the only issues this review could find. Go out and buy this book because we could all use a laugh,
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher 4th Estate. for the advance copy of Celeste Barber Challenge Accepted!

Funny woman, Instagram star and international comedy sensation, Celeste Barber's guide to life, laughs and keeping it real. Very, very real. 

ebook288 pages
Published September 24th 2018 by 4th Estate

About The Author:

Actor, writer and comedian, Celeste Barber is one very funny woman - not to mention a global social media comedy phenomenon. Amassing over 3 million followers in only 18 months with her hilarious #challengeaccepted pics, she has been dubbed 'Australian Comedy Queen' by ABC Online; voted The Funniest Lady on Instagram; gone on sold-out comedy tours of US and UK; and won herself fans ranging from Tom Ford and Ruby Rose, to Amy Schumer and Dawn French. In the tradition of Tina Fey's Bossypants, Celeste's memoir is part memoir, part comedy routine, part advice manual. Calling out our ridiculous celebrity Instagram culture and the obsession we all seem to have with how we look, Celeste reveals all, including her thoughts on keeping it real and feeling good (instead of worrying about looking good); the secrets to love, friendship, family and marriage (#hothusband); how to deal with life's many challenges, like, well, motherhood, among other things; and how to stay nice in Spanx. Celeste is real, hilarious and the world can't get enough of her.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Book Review: Ranger’s Protection (SEAL & Veteran Series Book 3) by Leslie North

Ranger’s Protection (SEAL & Veteran Series Book 3)
Title: Ranger’s Protection (SEAL & Veteran Series Book 3)

Author: Leslie North 

Stars: 3.75

Leslie North is a hit or miss author for me.  I have read several different books in her book series only to find out that some of the books follow the same basic pattern while others might follow the pattern the characters, action or story line come alive.
Rangers Protection is another one of those I can't put in a miss or a hit. The characters were likable but Viktoria does the one things female characters all do in this type of bodyguard story. They push away the person who is suppose to protect them and refuse to listen.  Yes it can make for great drama but this time is felt forced taking away what made the female lead likable. The action packed ending is worth the read.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Leslie North Ranger's Protection.

Viktoria Jonsdottir is none too pleased with the personal bodyguard her father has insisted on hiring to keep her safe. Safe from what, she has no idea, but she’s convinced having this brooding man hovering over her is completely unnecessary. All she wants to do is get to New York where her father is conducting high level meetings for their corporation—meetings she arranged, to prove her value to the company. Sure, Lee MacCallister is sexy as hell and his eyes would make an ordinary woman swoon. But Viktoria is no ordinary woman. She’s not going to fall for Lee, even if he does make her feel things she’s never felt before. Like this strange new emotion that just might be…happiness.

It’s a simple enough assignment for the former Army Ranger—protect some rich, spoiled woman for a few days then pick up the check. Only thing is, Viktoria isn’t like any woman he’s ever met. He can keep it professional, even though she’s beyond tempting as sin. But when things get dicey and Victoria’s enemies prove to be far more dangerous than Lee anticipated, he realizes Viktoria has become more than an assignment—she’s become personal. And that could be the most dangerous thing of all.

Kindle Edition
Published February 12th 2019
About The Author:
Leslie North
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women's contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres. 

The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren't afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east. 

Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Book Review: A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming by Kerri Rawson

A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
Title: A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming 

Author: Kerri Rawson 


As a reader readers I think this title is misleading. Yes Kerri is the daughter of a serial killer but this story lacks the true crime story line was promoted to readers.  The story lacks focus and long winded stories. The story is more about Kerri Childhood and when she found out about her father being a serial killer but moves quickly though parts of the history quickly when true crimes would be more focus on the crimes instead of her memories.  
If this story was promoted more as a  religious memoir I think the author would be able to find a different audience.  Thank you Netgalley and publisher  Thomas Nelson for Kerri Rawson A Serial Killers Daughter.


In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. When she opened it, an FBI agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill. As news of his capture spread, Wichitacelebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare.

For Kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, a devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie.

Hardcover336 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by Thomas Nelson

About The Author:
Kerri Rawson
Kerri Rawson is the daughter of Dennis Rader, better known to the world as the serial killer BTK. Since her father's arrest, Kerri has been an advocate for victims of abuse, crime, and trauma, sharing her journey of hope, healing, faith, and forgiveness. She lives with her husband, two children, and two cats in Michigan.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Book Review: Hostage at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice) by Rita Herron

Title: Hostage at Hawk's Landing (Badge of Justice)

Author: Rita Herron

Stars: 4 Stars

Hostage At Hawks Landing bring a the mystery of their lost father to a end that will have readers of the series happy.
Melissa just happens to be the one characters that drives me crazy.  She does everything that is opposite and many time readers will want to scream STOP!
Rita Herron is able to capture the love, passion and fear that happens between the characters.
The writing style is perfect for Harlequin Intrigue. Wham Bam and Happy Ever After.
Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Intrigue for Advance copy of Rita Herron Hostage at Hawks Landing

Desperate to learn what caused his estranged father's death, Dexter Hawk finds himself drawn to a woman from his past. Melissa Gentry lost her family years ago. Now, a shootout at work has put her own life in danger. With Dex suddenly back, asking for her help, Melissa realises once again she has everything to lose. Because a man like Dex cannot be replaced...or forgotten.

Kindle Edition256 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2019 by Harlequin Intrigue

About The Author:
Rita Herron
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Book Review: Backlash by Lisa Jackson

Title: Backlash 

Author: Lisa Jackson

Stars: 2 1\2 Stars

Lisa Jackson tells readers right away this was written back in the 1980's and readers will be able to see the amazing growth the author has come though.
The men in the stories are rough and demanding. They grab and take what they want even though the women are suffering the loss of their innocents youth.  The story is a second chance romance.  The romance comes off forced, demanding and lot most pushing to the women.

The mystery is second or third to the romance.   The Colton Brothers are jerks and do not change has the stories develop.
The story lacks drive and focus other than punishing the woman they love.  The stories are not what readers have come to know about Lisa Jackson now.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Zebra for the advance copy of Lisa Jackson Backlash

The ranch country of Montana is beautiful, unforgiving, and for Colton and Denver McLean, filled with a whole lot of bad memories. It’s been seven years since a fire claimed their parents’ lives and drove both brothers away. Now their uncle’s death has brought them back to a place where loyalty and love runs deep—but so do grudges. 
Suspicion still swirls about what caused that tragic fire. It created a rift between Denver and the foreman’s daughter, Tessa Kramer. Now Tessa hopes to buy the ranch, if Denver and Colton will agree to sell, but the property is beset by problems. A prized stallion disappears. Other horses start falling sick. Someone seems determined to disrupt—or destroy—the McLean family’s legacy by any means necessary. And finding answers will turn this homecoming into a time of reckoning with enemies past and present . 

Kindle Edition544 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Zebra

About The Author:
Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver.  She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.  

Before she became a nationally bestselling author, Lisa Jackson was a mother struggling to keep food on the table by writing novels, hoping against hope that someone would pay her for them. Today, neck deep in murder, her books appear on The New York Times, the USA Today, and the Publishers Weekly national bestseller lists.

With over thirty bestsellers to her name, Lisa Jackson is a master of taking readers to the edge of sanity – and back – in novels that buzz with dangerous secrets and deadly passions.  She continues to be fascinated by the minds and motives of both her killers and their pursuers—the personal, the professional and downright twisted.  As she builds the puzzle of relationships, actions, clues, lies and personal histories that haunt her protagonists, she must also confront the fear and terror faced by her victims, and the harsh and enduring truth that, in the real world, terror and madness touch far too many lives and families.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Book Review: Hope with Eating Disorders by Lynn Crilly

Hope with Eating Disorders
Title: Hope with Eating Disorders

Author: Lynn Crilly 

Stars: 4

Lynn Crilly is giving families a look into their struggle and what they found along the way.
This isn't for someone who is struggling due to the fact most already know the information and second the have to choose to change.
The author uses the same information that almost every single book discussing eating disorders. Why it starts, how it starts and the fact that those struggling with an eating disorder they don't see what others who love them see.

Hope with Eating Disorders will give reader insight with other who have struggle with the addiction giving readers knowledge that they are not alone in the struggle.

Personal feelings:
I don't agree with eating disorders are not a life sentence and that a full and complete recovery is possible.  As someone who has struggled with an Eating Disorder since I was 12 years old I think you don't overcome or recovery but you learn how to cope better in life.  It isn't a life sentence but it is something that can come back to life when a person least expects it.  It is an addiction.

Lynn Crilly offers real understanding of the mind-set of someone suffering with an eating disorder, plus an extensive description of the various treatments available for the many and varied types of eating disorders that exist.

About The Author:
Lynn Crilly
I became a counsellor when one of our beautiful daughters fell into the evil trap of Anorexia Nervosa and OCD, at the age of 13. I explored every avenue and source of help, but they were not right for my daughter or us as a family.Watching her disappear before my eyes, and the huge impact it was having on the rest of my family, especially her twin sister, I felt I had no option but to educate myself and learn as much as I could about eating disorders and mental illness.  Some years on, a lot of hard work, determination and many tears shed, and with the unconditional support from close family, friends, our GP and their school, our beautiful girl is now recovered, enjoying life to the full and my family are stronger than ever together.  With my new found knowledge, personal experience and most of all my passion and love; I have been able to use my gift to help others.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Book Review: Armed 'N Ready (Federal K-9 #2) by Tee O'Fallon

Armed 'N Ready
Title: Armed 'N Ready (Federal K-9 #2)

Author: Tee O'Fallon 

Stars: 4


Author Tee O'Fallon is able to blend suspense, romance and characters readers will enjoy reading from first interaction to last kiss readers will eat up everything word Tee O'Fallon writes.
Characters come alive as Andi feels the betray of the men her in life.  Her passion in life is being taken away once again.  
The author has the ability to bring sexual tension alive, not to mention the bullets flying and dogs that readers will want to curl up and cuddle while you read. This is a easy, fun read for romantic suspense readers.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Entangled Publishing for the advance copy of Tee O'Fallon Armed 'N Ready.

Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Nick Houston is as tough as they come, and he and his K-9, Saxon, are hot on the trail of a major illegal gun dealer. But his best lead—the beautiful owner of the Dog Park Café, Andi Hardt––is not cooperating. Doesn’t matter how sexy she is, or that his dog seems to be in love with her. She’s a suspect and he won’t cross that line.

Andi Hardt sank everything into her dream business—the Dog Park Café, a restaurant catering to dogs as much as people. Now everything is in jeopardy because of one extremely frustrating, incredibly hot state trooper. Like it or not, she’s in Nick’s crosshairs, and he’s calling the shots. Her only option: cooperate, or lose everything she’s worked so hard for.

Nick and Andi are catapulted straight into the danger zone, forcing them to make life-altering choices, and face their desires. Risking his life for Andi is the easy part. Risking his heart is the toughest assignment Nick will face.

Expected publication: February 18th 2019 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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Book Review: Unforsaken (The Fallen Guardians #1) by Cassie Laelyn

Unforsaken (The Fallen Guardians, #1)
Title: Unforsaken (The Fallen Guardians #1)

Author: Cassie Laelyn

Stars: 3 1\2

I am not much of a Paranormal romance reader. I have found that each author has there own mythology that can create confusion for some readers.
Unforsaken starts off painstaking slow because the author wants to introduce all of her characters that will be though her series.
For paranormal romance readers this might be a new author.  The story stalls around the middle of the story but it picks up once again towards the end.
The author gives a unique take on the paranormal world that doesn't add up for this reader but others will love it.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher The Wild Rose Press for a copy of Cassie Laeyn Unforsaken

Hidden deep in the Snowy Mountains, lives a brotherhood of immortal Guardians, banished from the Heavens. 

After centuries of exile, Head Guardian Raven can taste Hell. One wrong move could destroy his soul. When Fate assigns him a female mortal to protect, his forbidden desire becomes a distraction he can't afford. Giving in to temptation risks plummeting into the fiery pits of Hell, dragging her along with him. 

Tayla Eason is on the run, escaping a horrific attack on her life. When she lands in the arms of the sexy, alluring man who saved her, the shadows of her past swiftly close in. But when Fate throws a twist, Tayla's forced to choose between saving Raven's soul or fleeing before the creatures strike again. 

ebook396 pages
Published January 14th 2019 by The Wild Rose Press

About The Author:
Cassie Laelyn

Growing up in a military family, forever on the move, Cassie had a childhood filled with countless crazy adventures. Eventually, sunny Queensland stole her heart, and she now calls it home with her husband and their two BMX-crazy boys.

Borderline obsessed with the paranormal world, Cassie has a passion for crafting stories involving strong, otherworldly characters in need of redemption. She's a self-confessed book-a-holic and a sucker for a gut wrenching happily ever after. 

When she isn't narrating imaginary characters, Cassie loves binging on TV shows, spending time at the beach, and curling up listening to the rain.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Book Review: Press Here! Acupressure for Beginners: How to Release and Balance Energy Flow by Bob Doto

Press Here! Acupressure for Beginners: How to Release and Balance Energy Flow
Title: Press Here! Acupressure for Beginners: How to Release and Balance Energy Flow 

Author:  Bob Doto

Stars: 3 stars

As a mother I can't tell you how much pain I have in my back, head and lets face it everywhere.  
When I saw this pop up for review I knew I had to read this.  I am always looking for a natural way to help my body, and mind heal after a long day as mom.  Not to mention teach my children how to heal after their long days.
Information is present in a "proven method" however readers need to remember that it is proven to this author but not medical science.  The text explains the areas well but the art work is cartoonist and makes it harder to find the location on the body.

The editing, cartoonist art work and font type used in this book will be distracting to most readers and will not take this author or book serious. Which is sad due to the experience and information this author has for readers the editing and design makes it unappealing to mass audience. 

Alleviate pain, release tension, increase relaxation, and improve vitality. This contemporary take on an old practice makes acupressure accessible to a new generation of readers. Fun, modern illustrations and intuitive organization combined with the expertise of seasoned practitioner Bob Doto allow you to quickly implement this powerful wellness tool. 

For millennia, the Chinese have been studying the effects of applying pressure to specific points on the body to relieve ailments, from fatigue to illness and pain. Practitioner Bob Doto offers you a thorough understanding of how to use acupressure to improve your standard of life and manage your own well-being.

Hardcover128 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by Fair Winds Press

About The Author:
Bob Doto
Bob Doto is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Chinese Tui Na massage, acupressure, and sports medicine. He is the founder of the Ditmas Park Yoga Society where he also maintains his private massage practice. He is a faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan teaching Chinese massage therapy with a focus on hand techniques, structural pathologies, and internal disharmonies. In addition to complementary medicine, Bob also writes about the margins of spirituality, reclaiming traditional holidays, commercial yoga culture, and the intersection of left-leaning politics and religion. Bob spends the rest of his time practicing Ashtanga Yoga, surfing off the coast of New York City (yes, it's possible), and studying nutrition and herbal medicine. www.ditmasparkyogasociety

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Book Review: Cold & Deadly (Cold Justice: Crossfire #1) by Toni Anderson

Cold & Deadly (Cold Justice: Crossfire #1)
Title: Cold & Deadly (Cold Justice: Crossfire #1)

Author: Toni Anderson

Stars: 5

Toni Anderson create Hero and herons that readers can connect with, from their drive for the truth or seeking answers no one else can ask.  Toni Anderson is a can't miss author!
Cold and Deadly starts off with a bang, reader reconnect with secondary characters from the other series and Mallory is finally having her baby.
The characters are smart, strong and willing to risk their life for those who are innocent.   
Toni Anderson is able to combine action, characters who come alive on the pages as the walk, run or even shoot though the pages of the story. The author is able to create the perfect balance of Action, Suspense and Romance. Making this a can't miss series.

Thank you to the author for a copy of Cold  and Deadly in exchange for my honest review. 

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dominic Sheridan is an accomplished expert in the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Practiced, professional, used to dealing with high-stake situations under tense conditions, Dominic is a master at manipulating people. Everyone, that is, but the headstrong rookie agent bent on destroying her fledgling career. 

As a child, Ava Kanas put her life on the line when the mob executed her father. Now someone has killed her mentor, the man who inspired her to become an FBI agent—and she’s the only one who recognizes it was anything but a tragic accident.

When another agent is murdered and Dominic nearly dies, it becomes obvious a serial killer is targeting the FBI. Together Dominic and Ava search for clues in the investigation, all the while fighting a forbidden attraction that will complicate everything, especially when the predator sets their sights on Ava. 

ebook400 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Toni Anderson

About The Author:
Toni Anderson
Toni Anderson writes award-winning, bestselling, FBI Romantic Thrillers. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® finalist, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Anderson's books have won the Readers' Choice Award, Aspen Gold, National Excellence in Romance Fiction, Book Buyers' Best. 
Originally from a small town in Shropshire, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (BSc) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she'd never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and a laid-back leopard gecko

Book Review: Shattered Vows (Crimson Point #3) by Kaylea Cross

Shattered Vows (Crimson Point, #3)
Title:  Shattered Vows (Crimson Point #3)

Author:  Kaylea Cross 


 I wouldn't recommend reading Shattered Vows as a stand alone novel.  While it is possible reader might find they are missing the connecting that those who have read book 1 and 2 will have.
The author creates a group of friends who are connected though pain, friendship and love. 
Book 3 is about Molly and Jase who has been friends for a long time.  
As a readers of the series I was hoping that Shattered Vows would have flash backs of Molly and Jase.  
The story is quick fast easy read that fan of Kaylea Cross will enjoy.
Thank you to the Author and Netgalley for a copy of Kaylea Cross Shattered Vows.


Molly Boyd’s entire world unraveled when tragedy turned the man she loved into her greatest threat, and now her confusing feelings for his best friend aren’t helping matters. For years Jase has been a solid, steady source of comfort and friendship. Now she can’t stop seeing him as something more. And just as she’s wrestling with her shifting feelings, a new danger from her ex’s past threatens everything. 

Jase Weaver is an expert at unrequited love. Years ago he stood by and watched his best friend marry the woman of his dreams, and he’s endured his suffering in silence ever since. But when Carter’s self-destructive tailspin threatened Molly, Jase stepped in to make her safe. Now he can’t stay silent any longer. He’s wanted Molly forever and it’s time she knows it. So when a new threat against her emerges, Jase will put his own life on the line to protect her, no matter the cost. 

Kindle Edition251 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Kaylea Cross Inc.

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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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Book Review: Navy SEAL to the Rescue (Aegis Security #1) by Tawny Weber

Navy SEAL to the Rescue (Aegis Security #1)
Title: Navy SEAL to the Rescue (Aegis Security #1)

Author: Tawny Weber 

Stars: 3 1\2 stars

I will confess the best part of reading Harlequin romantic suspense series is Wham Bam thank you ma'am in the perfect small package.
This book is the traditional Harlequin style of book readers have been used to. The couple is instantly hot for each other.  She is the rich girl trying to make a life outside of her fathers wishes.  Seal is trying to figure out life now that he isn't a seal.  Throw in tropical background, people disappearing and what could go wrong. 
The couple lust for each other until they are in bed and out of bed and back in bed again. Guns, shooting, and running away from each other until they realize they need each other.

It is a traditional Harlequin and a very quick read that readers can finishing in a night. The book doesn't stand out as a must read but a pick up at the airport to pass the time.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin for the advance copy of Tawny Weber Navy SEAL to the Rescue. 

Injured in the line of duty, navy SEAL Travis “Hawk” Hawkins retreats to paradise. But R & R takes a turn when he runs smack into a beautiful blonde who just witnessed a murder. Travis offers to help, only to find himself equally taunted and titillated by irresistible Lila Adrian. Can the wounded warrior protect Lila and take down a deadly crime ring?

Paperback288 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2019 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense

About The Author:
Tawny Weber
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty books, Tawny Weber loves writing about sexy heroes, most notably her popular Navy SEALs series. Her sassy, emotional romances are filled with men dedicated to being the best—and women determined to have the best. Tawny credits her ex-military alpha husband for inspiration in her writing, and in her life. The recipient of numerous writing accolades, including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and in addition to the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, Tawny has also hit the number one spot on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

A homeschooling mom, Tawny enjoys scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her family and dogs in her Northern California home.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Book Review: American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Thornton

American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt
Title: American Princess

Author: Stephanie Marie Thornton

Stars: 4

A tremendous story (although fiction) that contains enough fact to enlighten the reader as to the life and times of this admirable lady. She made no bones about her beliefs and desires. She was politically astute and championed many causes when women were considered to be totally oblivious to political and business matters. Through all of this she was gracious and retained her dignity although her personal life was in shambles. 

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Thank you Frank for the Review.

A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton...

Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves--oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.

But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument--and Alice intends to outlast them all.

Paperback448 pages
Expected publication: March 12th 2019 by Berkley Books

About The Author:
Stephanie  Thornton
Stephanie Thornton is a writer and history teacher who has been obsessed with forgotten women from history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alaska. 

Her next novel, American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt, will hit the shelves March 2019.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Book Review: The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming

The Moroccan Girl
Title: The Moroccan Girl 

Author: Charles Cumming


A fantastic modern day spy tale that fits in so well with what is happening in the western world. Conspiracy theorists will have a great time with this offering comparing it to what they hear/see in the news. I enjoyed the story and the  author/amateur untrained spy showed a lot of moxie and raw courage in order to complete his assigned task.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review. Thank you Frank for your Review

Kit Carradine is the successful author of several best-selling novels. When he is approached by MI6 and asked to carry out a simple task on behalf of his country while attending a literary festival in Morocco, he jumps at the chance.

But all is not as it seems. Carradine soon finds himself on the trail of Lara Bartok, a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement targeting prominent right-wing political figures around the world. Caught between competing intelligence services who want Bartok dead, Carradine faces a choice: to abandon Bartok to her fate or to risk everything trying to save her.

Hardcover368 pages
Expected publication: February 12th 2019 by St. Martin's Press

About The Author:
Charles Cumming
Charles Cumming is British writer of spy fiction. His international bestselling thrillers including A Spy By NatureThe Spanish GameTyphoon and The Trinity Six. A former British Secret Service recruit, he is a contributing editor of The Week magazine and lives in London.

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