Today the wonderful Sandra Renee Appet releases her Contemporary Romance, Fire and Midnight!
My Five Star Review:
This was a wonderful, romantic and extremely well written love story. Jane Keegan does something completely out of her comfort zone and ends up meeting Ryan Zeigler. Jane is an amazing character but I’ve got to tell you, Ryan stole my heart. I laughed with them, I smiled with them, I cried with them, I loved with them and there were even a few awww moments. There were ups and downs for this couple but I couldn’t help but cheer them on with every single page I turned. If you love a really excellent love story, then you must pick up Fire and Midnight. You will not be disappointed.
About Fire and Midnight:
He could be her best worst decision… With a glass of wine in hand, Jane Keegan’s finger is poised to delete the account her pushy BFF created for her on “The Cowboys” escort service website. Sure, she’s lonely, but not desperate. Then an image of sky-blue eyes and warm, tanned muscles jumps off the screen. And she finds herself hitting the “Book Now” button. After all, why not? She’s a free, divorced woman on business in San Antonio. There’s nothing to lose…except her nerve. Especially when Mr. Tall Dark And Incredibly Sexy meets her at a River Walk bar—and his only-for-you smile turns her insides into a quivering mass of second thoughts. Ryan Zeigler is enduring one last escort assignment as a favor before hanging up his Cowboys hat to run his own restaurant. Yet there’s something about the pretty New Yorker’s vulnerable grin and I’ve-got-baggage eyes that halts his usual dating M.O. in its tracks. When Ryan sweetens the deal—no strings, no payment expected—Jane the good girl takes the bold step of letting her vixen out to play. But when it’s time to go home, her heart is at a crossroads. Is Ryan the real deal? Or is she letting yet another man take her heart for a ride?
Learn More about Sandra:
Sandra is an author of romance who stays up too late dreaming up sexy heroes. When she’s not writing, shoe shopping or saving wayward turtles, Sandra can be found with a cup of coffee browsing the shelves of an indie bookstore. As a social media junkie, Sandra loves to chat with readers and formed the Bookalicious Babes Facebook group where members share their love of books.
Rebecca Zanetti hits the mark again in this new Paranormal Romantic Suspense series Blood Brothers with her first installment, Deadly Silence. Blood Brothers is a spin-off from her popular Sin Brothers series.
Deadly Silence releases today, October 4, 2016
My FIVE Star Review:
Let me start by saying I have not read any of Rebecca’s Sin Brothers books. I have read just about every other book she has written but I just never picked up Sin Brothers. So my thoughts are, you don’t need to read Sin Brothers before you read this one. I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything that may have happened in the other series.
This book basically highlights three brothers, Ryker, Heath and Denver who end up in the same boys home at the age of 12. They may not be related by blood but to these three men they are most definitely brothers and will do whatever is necessary to keep each other safe.
Twenty years later and they are still together running Lost Bastards Investigative Services. They find the lost and are currently working on a case reluctantly with the FBI. Since this is a paranormal, I’m not giving anything away by saying each of these men are a bit different and not in a bad way. You’ll need to read to find out exactly what makes them different. Each brother also has a past and a childhood they are trying to understand.
There is a case to be solved and the case itself is not resolved by the end of the book but there are many twists, turns and new information along the way. Of course there is also romance and a strong female lead, Zara Remington, I absolutely loved and her grandmother who I wanted as my own.
Rebbecc’a writing is amazing, her descriptions, scenes and stories are fantastic. It is always an adventure when you’re reading her books. If you love paranormal suspense written with an easy flow and lots of action, then definitely pick up this book. I would highly recommend any of her books. It releases October 4, 2016.
More about Deadly Silence:
“Under siege. That’s how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can’t outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he’s been trying to keep at arm’s length is in danger…and he’ll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.
Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She’s making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There’s a lot Ryker isn’t telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn’t catch up to them first…”
Heat from his body washed over her, but she lifted her head to meet his gaze. “We don’t have a relationship.”
He smiled then, and the curve of his lips held more determination than amusement. “I’m not letting you run, and I’m certainly not letting you hide, baby. Although neither of us has been in this for the long haul, I’m staying in Wyoming for the moment. The first thing that’s going to happen is I’m going to figure out who dared put a hand on you and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
For the first time, she saw a side of him that gave her true pause. In the long haul, he’d be unbearably possessive. Why did that give her an intriguing sense of safety? “Knock it off,” she snapped in his face. “Get out of my business.”
That quickly, she found her back against the door and her front pinned by hard male. His hands planted on either side of her neck, his thumbs at her jaw, forcing her to look at him. “Something you need to understand and pretty damn quick is that your business is my business right now.” His thumb swept up and over the offensive bruise on her face.
“Step back.” Her voice trembled.
He ignored the very calm order. “No. You don’t want to tell me who did this? Fine. I’ll find out on my own, and I’ll have the name by the time I pick you up for supper. What you don’t want to do is deal with him or his case until I have that name. Kicking him in the balls might’ve just pissed him off more, and now you’ve let a bully stew on it for a while, which might be dangerous for you. Got it?”
“You have no right to interfere,” she whispered.
“Baby, I’ve been fuckin’ you for months. That gives me every right.” Anger glowed dark in his eyes.
“We’re done. Get out.”
His eyes softened. “You shouldn’t make statements you can’t back up.”
She shoved against his ripped abs.
He didn’t move a millimeter.
And then he did.
His head dipped, and his mouth found her neck and wandered up to her ear. His teeth scraped, and then his tongue licked the slight wound.
Of its own volition, her body did a full tremble.
He leaned back. “That.”
Her mind fuzzed.
His mouth slammed down on hers. She knew his kiss—often dreamed about it. Not soft and sweet . . . not even lustful. It was dangerous. From day one, she’d tasted danger on his tongue, and it burned her hotter than she’d ever been.
Never had she dated a bad boy, but after living her desired routine-driven life for years, she’d craved adventure, and he filled that need. He drew out a wildness she hadn’t realized she possessed.
He held her flush against the door, kissing her hard, sending a craving along her nerves that almost hurt. His tongue went to work, his left hand keeping her jaw open for him. His right hand found her hip and dragged her against the obvious bulge in his jeans. By the time he released her, she’d stopped thinking completely.
“What time are you finished today?” he asked, his breath heating her face.
“Fi-five,” she stuttered.
He leaned back and gently put her to the side. “Stay in the office until I come for you at five, Zara.” He ran his thumb across her bottom lip. “Cross me on this, baby, and I ain’t gonna be gentle.” He had already shut the door behind himself before she could take a whole breath.
She blinked several times, her fingers going to her still-tingling mouth. What had just happened?
Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.
After the Fire is a Contemporary Sports Romance with a sexy quarterback, a girl from the past and decisions that changed their lives.
It’s the third book in Mary’s One Pass Away series but all books can be read as a standalone. Recommended for readers over 18 years old.
My Four Star review:
After the Fire is the first book I’ve read by Mary J Williams and I’m looking forward to reading the other novels in this series.
Gaige Benson stole my heart in the very first chapter. At the age of 13 he found a football and taught himself how to throw it. Kids from Brooklyn didn’t dream of big and better but things changed for Gaige after he sent a football sailing into a strangers hands. From that day forward football meant everything to Gaige. He played in high school, got a full football scholarship to Yale and was the first pick in the NFL draft. Things were right on track for this talented, smart, good looking young man.
Violet Reed has dreams of her own and the big one is becoming a doctor. A chance meeting sends the ball sailing in this very well written story. It’s full of emotion, laughs, friendship, football and of course love.
If you enjoy a nice “second chance love” kind of story, then definitely pick up this book.
More About After the Fire:
“In his lifetime, Gaige Benson has dreamed of only two things. Playing football and Violet Reed.
WELCOME TO THE NFL
The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.
Second Chances. First Love.
Gaige Benson is the NFL’s golden boy. He’s done it all. Won every award. Except that elusive Super Bowl ring. This year he is hanging up his cleats and he plans on going out a winner.
Even a golden boy has secrets. Will Gaige’s past be the one thing that derails his future?
Violet Reed almost lost it all. Her sight, her dreams of becoming a doctor, and the only man she ever loved. A miracle saved the first two. Sixteen years later she is getting her second chance at love.
Secrets kept them apart. Will the truth separate them forever?”
Join in the fun and find out exactly who Alice England is in this fun Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues and collect all the letters. Just click the letter below.
August 10, 2016
For the past few months I’ve been asking you, “Who is Alice England?”
Well, I subscribed to her mailing list and I got this e-mail this morning. I wanted to share it with you in hopes you will follow along, help me find the secret surprises and determine exactly what Alice is up to.
Message from Alice England:
Can you guess what I have been doing over the past few weeks? I’ve been making a website for my father’s business.
I’m proud of my family’s company, England’s Funeral Parlor. My Great-Uncle Maurice changed the name to Tranquility Funerals in the 1990s but I prefer the original name. When I take over the business one day, I think I will probably change it back.
When I’m not studying or at school, I have a part time job at the funeral parlor. It’s my role to arrange trinkets and mementos on the bodies, to pass out sprigs of rosemary at funerals, and to serve drinks at the post-service tea. It’s a nice job. Much better than working at a fast food outlet like the other kids in the senior year at Damascus Cove High. The things people give us to place in the casket with their loved ones can be very interesting.
I do hope you will visit our website and click on some of the things you see, as you never know what secret surprises are hiding behind the obvious. The website is here:www.englandsfuneralparlor.com
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Double Down by N.J. Young is a Contemporary Romance Ménage with a Mystery and Suspense story that will keep you turning the pages.
It is recommended for adult readers and can be read as a standalone novel.
My Four Star Review:
Double Down is a very hot and sexy erotica ménage with a really wonderful suspense story thrown in. I absolutely adored Izzy and the brothers Graham and Chris. I will admit, there were several times I wanted to smack Graham in the head for being an idiot but I did love the idiot.
The mystery was action packed with an ending that revealed some interesting stuff. Overall, it was a well written, fasted paced story, with characters that kept me turning the pages.
This is the first book I’ve read by NJ but it will not be the last. I would highly recommend Double Down and look forward to reading more from this author.
“Izzy Craig might live in a town called Magic, but her life is anything but. After nursing her beloved grandfather, he has passed away, leaving her to manage a busy lake resort and an unrequited crush on the town’s sheriff, Graham Nolan. Things start to look up when Graham’s estranged brother Chris comes to town. If she can’t have one handsome Nolan man, maybe his twin will do.
Graham’s feelings for Izzy have always been complicated . . . and intense. When he realizes that his brother has encroached on his territory, he’s not sure if he can deal. They’ve tried sharing a woman before, and that ended in heartache for everyone. But when Izzy’s sketchy uncle enters the picture, Graham’s cop senses go on high alert. He may very well have to trust his brother, Izzy, and himself, if he wants to keep the woman he loves safe.”
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.
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.”