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~~~Cover Reveal~~~ Straight by Seth King

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Doesn’t the cover of Seth King’s new Novel, Straight, look fabulous?  

Straight will be a male/male romance story.  No date yet on when the novel will be published but I will keep you posted.   While you wait, check out Seth’s other books at the links below.

About Straight: 

Sexy, fun and thought provoking, Seth King’s Straight is about all the love we can let into our lives when we dare to jump off the beaten path and veer a little off course.

CHAT ROOM POSTING, SEPTEMBER 16, 9:08 PM: “Hey guys, I’m begging for help right now. I know this will sound weird, but here goes: I met someone on the city bus the other day, and the attraction was instant – he’s owned my thoughts ever since. But here’s my problem: I’m a guy, too – a straight guy, or so I thought. I’ve always been perfectly accepting of everyone, but at the same time I dated girls, I slept with girls, I loved girls – none of this has ever been in question. Until now. I’ve never so much as glanced at another guy before, and suddenly this dude is all I see in my dreams. I’m excited and a little giddy, but kind of confused and overwhelmed, too, because this was the last thing I ever expected. What does this mean? And where do I go from here?”

Henry Morgan is a beer-drinking, arm-wrestling, 100% heterosexual American male who is still a little numb after a rough breakup from his longtime girlfriend. Ty Stanton is a bohemian arts student who has been openly, and uncomplicatedly, gay ever since he asked for his first wig for Christmas. After a chance, butterfly-inducing encounter one autumn day, Henry realizes something strange: he might not be quite as straight as he’d always assumed. What follows is a breakneck adventure that upends Ty and Henry’s lives for the long haul.

Add Straight to your TBR on Goodreads.

Some of Seth’s other Stories:

The Summer Remains – Pub 2/14/15, Amazon, My Review.

Autumns Rising, A Summer Remains Novella – Pub 7/16/15 – Amazon.

Invincible summer – The Summer Remains Series – Pub 11/17/15 – Amazon, My Review.

Honesty – Pub 2/29/16 – Amazon, My Review.

And a few others.  Check out his author pages:  Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

 

Curious Minds (A Knight-Moon Novel #1) by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton is a Romantic Comedy with some mystery and the first book in A Night-Moon series.

I recommended this book for readers 16 years and older.

Curious Minds is available August 16, 2016.

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My FIVE Star Review:

I love a well written romantic comedy that makes me laugh right out loud and Curious Minds totally fit the bill.  You first meet Riley Moon, a 28 year old Harvard Business and Harvard Law school graduate working as a junior analyst for a large mega bank.  It’s her second week of work and she is tasked with visiting Emerson Knight, the owner of the biggest mansion in Washington, DC, who also recently inherited his family fortune.  The kicker is, everyone considers him a “nutcase.”  What’s her job?  Convince Mr. Night that his fortune is perfectly safe within their bank.

Riley literally walks into the eccentric and aloof Emerson Knight and what are her first words? “Crap on a cracker.”  Emerson is gorgeous, 6ft 2in of lean man, wavy dark hair, dark eyes and looking like a romance cover model come to life.  When Emerson apologized to Riley for her stabbing him in the foot with her high heel shoe by saying, “Entirely my fault.  I was exercising my power to cloud your mind, so you couldn’t see me.,”  I knew I was going to love this character!  Emerson’s dialog is so very entertaining that it alone keep me turning the pages.

These two characters go on an adventure with several twits and turns and amazing additional characters in between.  I enjoyed Curious Minds so much I truly didn’t want it to end and I’m looking forward to reading more adventures with Riley and Emerson.  I would highly recommend this book.

About Curious Minds:

“Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.”

Check out Janet’s website for a sneak peek at chapter 1 here:  http://www.evanovich.com/curious-minds-excerpt/

Find Janet Evanovich here: Facebook, Internet, Goodreads, Twitter, Amazon.

Find Phoef Sutton here: Facebook, Internet, Goodreads, Twitter, Amazon.

Pick up your copy of Curious Minds today at Amazon: https://amzn.com/B01CBLURCG

I received a copy of this book directly from NetGalley.

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

 

 

Downfall (The Incorruptibles Book 1) by SD Wasley

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Downfall is an amazing first book in SD Wasley’s New Adult Paranormal Romance Series, The Incorruptibles.  (Recommended for readers 16+.)

Downfall releases January 7, 2016.

About Downfall:

“Frankie’s cousin wants her to do three things this year:
1. Lose her inhibitions
2. Do something spectacularly stupid
3. Fall madly in love
Travelling was Frankie’s life. As the daughter of a big-name evangelist, she’s been able to feed her hunger for new sights throughout most of her teenage years. Then a hushed-up scandal gets her thrown off the tour circuit and stuck at her uncle’s house in the town of Augur’s Well.
Forced to repeat her failed senior year, it looks like a dismal existence for Frankie—until she’s invited to the bizarre meeting place of four mismatched people … and falls hard for the fascinating, secretive Cain Aleister.
Furtive meetings in an underground chamber … Latin words carved into a stone wall … intense desire … and a secret so elusive she’ll do almost anything to bust it open. Until now, Frankie never believed in grand passions—but that’s not the only one of her beliefs about to implode right before her eyes.
Looks like Frankie’s going to score three for three.”

 

My Five Star Review:

Six words, “Hey Frankie, come for a ride?” That was all it took in the very first chapter, Omen, to get me completely and totally hooked on this book.  Those six words started my sleepless night and I ended up with the biggest book hangover.  Yes, it was that intriguing.  From the very beginning SD had me wondering what the heck was going on.  I tried desperately to figure it out but every time I thought I had it, SD threw me a curve ball.  Her characters are well developed, her descriptions are so detailed you can actually see each scene unfold in your mind and when secrets are finally revealed it’s an “oh wow” moment.

There are several pieces of art work in the book  by Trevor O’Sullivan that are truly stunning.

By the time I reached the last chapter, Amen, I was totally addicted to this series and was very grateful the next installment would be out in March 2016.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Downfall, clink here to reach SD’s website.

Add Downfall on Goodreads.

Buy it from Amazon: Downfall.

The Incorruptibles Reading Order:

  1. Downfall – Book 1 – http://amzn.com/B01A6H4M50
  2. Fallout – Book 2 – http://amzn.com/B01A73CCFU
  3. Unforgivable – Book 3 – Releases June 16, 2016 – http://amzn.com/B01DAIPQGQ
  4. Monster – Book 4 – Coming 2016

 

Find Artwork Artist Trevor O’Sullivan here: Facebook,  Twitter

Check out my review of SD Wasley’s Young Adult series, The Seventh: here

Find SD Wasley Here:  FacebookInternet Website

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

Destiny (Montana Dreams Series Book 2) by Cait Jarrod

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I had the privilege of receiving an advanced reader copy of Destiny from Cait Jarrod.  It’s her second New Adult book in the Montana Dreams Series and can be read as a standalone but Divine was so good, you should read that as well. (recommended 17+) Destiny releases December 14, 2015

About the Book:

“With the exception of one dear friend who treats her like a daughter, Autumn Wilcox keeps her heart closed off to others. Now this friend struggles with her last breaths and makes a request—for Autumn to find the elusive rainbow that will reveal her destiny. She doesn’t have faith in such tales, but for her friend, she agrees and seeks a pilot to take her to Bluebird Valley, Montana.
After the death of his parents and his brother’s war injury, Travis Carson withdraws and his heart goes numb. He dives into work until his brother settles in Montana because of Travis’ insistence to carry out their parents’ dream of living in the mountains. He quits his search and rescue job to purse his vision of opening a scenic tour business in Montana. So, when friends ask him on his last day of the job to give a woman a ride to the Big Sky Country state, he agrees. Simple, easily done, but the swirl of energy radiating off her has him agreeing and doing things out of his norm. He can no longer push away his feelings to protect his heart. He wants more.”

My Five Star Review:

Travis has been taking care of Matt and saving people all his life especially in his search and rescue job but now it’s time for him to step back and think about himself for a change.  So what’s he going to do? Travis heads to Montana to start a new life right next to his brother, Matt and his new wife, Trina.  But before he reaches his plane to fly out, in walks free spirted Autumn who instantly turns his world upside down.  Autumn’s dear friend gave her a quest, go to Montana, climb a mountain and find the rainbow.  So … Autumn will do whatever it takes to get onto Travis’s plane and to Montana.

The chemistry between Travis and Autumn is so instant, you literally feel it in every word Cait writes.  It’s not what the characters actually say to each other but their feelings and descriptions on their faces that make you believe it.  Their story will make you laugh out loud one minute and want to give out hugs the next.  Travis and Autumn have been through so much in their lives that you can’t help but cheer them on.   There is one particular bedroom scene with Travis, Autumn’s pet, and Autumn that literally had me in tears.  I’m talking tears of laughter.

This book is a feel good New Adult romance with of course a very happily ever after.  I highly recommend this book.

The Montana Dreams Series:

Divine, #1: November 23, 2015
Destiny, #2: December 14, 2015
Desire, #3: January 18, 2016

To read more from Cait, visit her Website or find her on Facebook.

To read my review of Divine, Montana Dreams Book 1, click Here

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

*****Cover reveal***** Downfall (The Incorruptibles 1) by S.D. Wasley

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Downfall (The Incorruptibles 1)

by S.D. Wasley

Release Date: January 7, 2016

Summary:

From Amazon bestselling author S.D. Wasley comes her first work of (new) adult paranormal romance perfect for lovers of Lauren Kate’s Fallen and the Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series.

Frankie’s cousin wants her to do three things this year:

1. Lose her inhibitions
2. Do something spectacularly stupid
3. Fall madly in love

Travelling was Frankie’s life. As the daughter of a big-name evangelist, she’s been able to feed her hunger for new sights throughout most of her teenage years. Then a hushed-up scandal gets her thrown off the tour circuit and stuck at her uncle’s house in the town of Augur’s Well.

Forced to repeat her failed senior year, it looks like a dismal existence for Frankie—until she’s invited to the bizarre meeting place of four mismatched people … and falls hard for the fascinating, secretive Cain Aleister.

Furtive meetings in an underground chamber … Latin words carved into a stone wall … intense desire … and a secret so elusive she’ll do almost anything to bust it open. Until now, Frankie never believed in grand passions—but that’s not the only one of her beliefs about to implode right before her eyes.

Looks like Frankie’s going to score three for three. 

Visit S.D. Wasley.

Add Downfall on Goodreads.

For other stories by SD Wasley, check out my reviews at the links below: 

Summer Crush – A Young Adult Anthology

The Seventh

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

Invincible Summer by Seth King

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Amazing, Brilliant, Heartwarming, Touching, Uplifting, Loving and “Weirdly and totally Seth King.”  Love is everything.  Love is then. Love is now. Love lives forever and ever and ever.  If you enjoyed The Summer Remains then you will absolutely “love” Invincible Summer.   (Release Date Nov 17, 2015)

My Five Star Review:

I was extremely lucky and grateful to have received and advanced reader copy of Invincible Summer.  To me this book was a continuation of Summer Johnson and Cooper Nichols story so, if you haven’t read The Summer Remains I would highly recommend you do.

My review will not give you any specifics about Invincible Summer, however, at the end of this post I will share with you a few of my favorite quotes.  (So there is your spoiler warning.)

This book was unlike anything I have ever read and it’s something everyone needs to experience with a completely open mind and open heart.  Many reviewers before me have said, “This book is not what you think it will be.”  And they are absolutely correct.  It was much, much more then what I thought it would be.  It touched my heart and deep down into my soul, and healed it just a little bit but enough to make a difference.  Seth’s “weirdly” ideas and visions helped me in ways I will never be able to repay.  His writing was filled with so much emotion, I physically felt it in every word I read.  It was refreshing and wonderful all at the same time even when I needed to grab a tissue or two.

One of my favorite things about The Summer Remains was all the lyrics Seth included in that book.  (Lyrics he wrote himself.)  In Invincible Summer I absolutely loved all the poems and of course Seth wrote all of those.

Invincible Summer is the ending or maybe not ending to an amazing love story that will stay with me until the end of time.  Thank you Seth for giving me your words and taking me on this journey with you.

Keep Writing/Keep Reading – janisf

About the Book:

~We all remember our first love, that one affair that took custody of your heart and never really let it go. Readers around the world were touched by The Summer Remains, a heartbreaking and inspiring novel about one of these romances – but Cooper Nichols, the enigmatic young man at the center of the novel, was largely silent on the matter. Until now.

“I just can’t believe it’s over between you guys,” my best friend said as we walked down the pier. “You two were supposed to last forever.” 

I stared out at the blue sea. “Oh, trust me, it’s not over. I am going to see that girl’s face in every crowd I look into, forever. And maybe a few forevers after that…” 

And so begins the tale of young writer Cooper Nichols. Left in ruins after a tragic summer romance, Cooper is afraid the sun may have set on him for good – until his mother discovers a copy of Cooper’s journal he kept of that summer. As he reluctantly slips back into his own past in the pages of his notebook, Cooper starts to rethink everything he thought he knew about life, death, and all the love that can bloom in between – and what follows is a thrilling and breathtaking journey back to joy that will sink into you and stay there for the long haul.
Illuminating, romantic and soul-stirring, Invincible Summer is a testament to the miraculous power of love, in all its immortal glory and everlasting majesty. If you have ever found yourself drifting back to a long-lost romance during a quiet moment, prepare to be pulled under all over again.
“That one summer. Everyone’s got one, that fleeting season that rearranged you and imprinted itself onto your soul forever. You were mine. I swear I’ll never forget your hazel eyes. I swear I’ll never forget those few months when the winds roared. I’ll always think of you that way. And if you can, please come back to me. At the end of the day I’m just a boy who wants to get back to his first love, and I miss you. Just find a way back, please. I’ll be waiting.
Until then, I’ve got nothing…”~

 

Pre-Order Invincible Summer here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P6K7KK

 

Find Seth King here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sethkingbooks?fref=ts

Order Author Signed books here: http://sethkingbooks.tumblr.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SethKingBooks

Instagram: sethkingbooks

 

Warning:  My favorite quotes are below and may contain spoilers.  Read at your own risk!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Quotes:

“is it so hard to let yourself love

to push out all the monsters in your head and stand tall and say, you know what, I am worthy of this, and I’m gonna do this even if it hurts, even if I wake up one day hating the world for introducing me to something so magnificent and then snatching it away again

and then you do it

and you wonder

why in the hell you’d waited so long”

“It’s not lost on me that I am probably not even fit to be around people yet.  Grief grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go, and it is everywhere and everything.”

Swim towards your sharks, I think as I walk home.  That’s something Summer did.  She ran straight for what scared her, even when it was a mistake.”

“Did da Vinci use words to express all the thought and all the emotion and all the love that exist in a human’s eyes?  No.  Some stories are told with words, that is true.  Others are told with a paintbrush.  But the best ones are told with love.”

“Love is a force brighter and more powerful than the largest sun in the universe.  It is what we were created to do.”

Divine (Montana Dreams Series Book 1) by Cait Jarrod

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About the Book: 

This is the first book in the three book Montana Dreams Series by Cait coming November 23, 2015.  (Adult 18+)

“Matt Carson and Trina Lovett befriend each other during turbulent times at a young age. Over the years, their friendship strengthens building a strong, unbreakable bond. At least that is what they believe. Life choices put an ocean between them, and the depth of their bond is tested.
Under the stress of being apart, heart-wrenching events leave them plagued with doubt. Danger forces them to make irrefutable decisions about what they want from life.”

My Five Star Review:

I was extremely lucky to have received an advanced copy of this book and I truly enjoyed every minute of it.  It was the kind of book that made you sorry when it was over.  I immediately fell in love with Matt and Trina from the first moment I met them.  You could feel their chemistry and connection, even at their young age, in every word Cait wrote.  The backstory on these two characters was wonderful, emotional and heart wrenching at times.  Even though their bond was strong, they each had a plan and a path for their future and wanted to fulfill it. Even though being a Doctor wasn’t exactly what Trina wanted.  Decisions they made put them miles apart but you still felt their love in every word.  There were several obstacles in their path on this emotional journey they took, but in true Cait Jarrod fashion there was a happily ever after.

I going to say right upfront, I wanted to yell and scream at Trina’s parents and I did that a time or two at my Kindle.  They were not nice people!  Matt’s brother Travis and Trina’s brother Bradley were great secondary characters.  Cait sucked me right in and made me demand more about these two guys.  So, lucky for me Travis and Bradley’s books will be coming in the near future!!

I would highly recommend this 145 page book and if you pre-order it now, it’s only $0.99 at Amazon!

Amazon Link: http://amzn.com/B015N1UT9M

A Little Snippet:

13 year old Matt:  “An object slapped his thigh from his suit.  He ran his hand along the inside of the pocket and tugged out a keychain.  The word DIVINE was etched into a metal plate with a squiggly mark under it.  She possessed everything:  a huge house, money, family. Yet a strange feeling overcame him that she’d given him her prize possession.  Slipping the keychain into his pants pocket, the unbearable burden that he wouldn’t survive lessened.”

 

Find Cait Here:

Website: http://caitjarrod.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cait-Jarrod-Author-500705936640529/timeline/

Reading Order:

Divine – Book 1 – Coming November 23, 2015

Destiny – Book 2 – Coming December 14, 2015

Desire – Book 3 – Coming January 18, 2015

Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ JanisF