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Built to Last (Book 12, Black Nights, Inc. Series) by Julie Ann Walker

Built to Last is the final book in Julie Ann Walkers 12 book Black Nights Inc. Series. It’s a Military Thriller Suspense Romance intended for readers 18 years and older.

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My Five Star Review of Built to Last:

It felt bittersweet reading this last book in Julie Ann Walkers Black Nights Inc. Series. I’m going to miss these ladies and gentlemen very much. I’ve been reading this series since August of 2013 and I’ve truly enjoyed every book.  This series got better and better with every storyline, every character, every Dum Dum Becky ate and motorcycle she built, every sidelong glance, every joke and even the tragedies thrown in.

This final book is centered around Jamin Agassi aka Angel who was a bit of a mystery to the readers as well as his fellow characters.  We got a glimpse into who and the what of Angel in the previous book, Hot Pursuit.  I really enjoyed the appearances from the other Black Nights Inc. operators.

If you are someone who enjoys a great military thriller suspense romance, then definitely pick up this series and be sure to start it from the very beginning.

Thank you, Ms. Walker, for giving me stories and characters that keep me coming back for 5 years.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your next stories.

More about Built to Last:

In the epic conclusion to the BKI series, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker delivers her biggest bombshell yet!

Welcome to Black Knights Inc.
What appears to be a tricked-out motorcycle shop on the North Side of Chicago is actually headquarters for the world’s most elite covert operatives. Deadly, dangerous, and determined, they’ll steal your breath and your heart.

After a mission-gone-sideways forces Jamin “Angel” Agassi to change his identity, he’s determined to bring down the world’s worst crime syndicate kingpin once and for all. That’s going to be the easy part. Keeping Interpol agent Sonya Butler from discovering who he really is—and blazing another trail into his heart—is the challenge.

Black Nights, Inc. Book Reading Order:

1 – Hell on Wheels – 
2 – In Rides Trouble
3 – Rev It Up
4 – Thrill Ride
5 – Born Wild – My Amazon Review
6 – Hell for Leather – My Amazon Review
7 – Full Throttle – My Amazon Review
8 – Too Hard to Handle – My Five Star Blog Review
9 – Wild Ride – My Five Star Review
10 – Fuel for Fire – My Five Star Blog Review
11 – Hot Pursuit – My Five Star Amazin Review
12 – Built to Last – June 2018

Find Julie Ann Walker here:  InternetFacebookGoodreadsTwitter.

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

Her Husband’s Army Buddy by Doris O’Connor

Her Husband’s Army Buddy (McCleod Security Series Book 1) is a Hot and Steamy short (113 pages) romance.  It is intended for readers 18 years and older.

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Cover Artist:  Jay Aheer

My Five Star Review:

I have truly enjoyed many of Doris’s books, but Her Husband’s Army Buddy is my favorite.  I am such a sucker for hot and sexy ex-military men, I just want to buy every single one.  To top it off, Zane and Sean depended on each other years ago when they were in the military and became extremely close. It’s been 10 years, Zane and Sandy have been happily married and Sean has just been discharged.   These three people are in for the ride of their lives and a really great ride you do not want to miss.   Zane and Sean need each other but they also need Sandy.  It was hot and sexy, the chemistry was amazing and the story touched my heart in many ways.   Click right over to Amazon and get it today.

More About Her Husband’s Army Buddy:

There should only ever be two people in a marriage…
Sandy McLeod has been perfectly happy in her D/s relationship with her husband Zane for the last ten years. Until his old army buddy re-enters their life.
Sean Manson is altogether too handsome, too virile, far too much of anything. The man oozes dominance, danger, and leashed aggression, and Sandy can’t help but respond to him. Neither can Zane. He walked away from Sean once. Now, he’s back, long suppressed feelings bubble to the surface and cannot be denied. When Sandy agrees to a threesome, happiness seems within their grasp. Sean’s demons, however, threaten to destroy everything they hold dear.
Sean never meant to come between husband and wife, let alone hurt either one of them. Surely, the only solution is to walk away from them both. When you’re the missing piece, however, walking is simply not an option.

Find out more about Doris O’Connor here:

Doris is a writer of sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get.  From contemporary to paranormal, Time Travel, Sci-fi, BDSM, F/F, M/M, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.
Happily married for the last twenty-five years, she lives with her husband and their brood of nine in a far too small house filled with love, laughter, and chaos.

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As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

Leisha’s Thoughts About: Blood Fury (Black Dagger Legacy) by JR Ward

Blood Fury is the third book in the Black Dagger Legacy Series which runs concurrently with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  Both series are intended for readers 18 years and older.  Release Date: January 9, 2018.

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Thought by Leisha:

Okay, so I was waiting with baited breath for this release and well, I was not disappointed!

Blood Fury is the third installment of the Black Dagger Legacy series from JR Ward.

Here is my  spoiler-free review. (Short and simple, guys. 😉)

Let’s face it, I love anything that has to do with the BDB world. Anyone that knows me at all, knows that. My only complaint with Blood Fury is, I would have really enjoyed seeing both of these stories being told in their own books, where they could have been stretched out some more, gone further into detail, etc. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed it. 😁

By the way, I’ve liked Saxton in previous books, just wasn’t over-the-moon over the character. But after Blood Fury, I have to say, Saxton’s a badass! 😉 Love me some Ruhn, too! Oh, and Peyton and Novo, of course!

More About Blood Fury:

A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another.

Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love.

As the two grapple with Novo’s past and Peyton’s present, another couple must contend with a connection that is unparalleled—and potentially scandalous. Saxton, who has had his heart broken, discovers in himself a deep-seated attraction to Ruhn, a new member of the household. But will the other male explore the connection? Or will he close his mind and his heart to what could be true love . . . and cost Saxton everything?

Reading Order for Legacy: 

Blood Kiss
Blood Vow
Blood Fury

Find JR Ward Here: FacebookInternet

~Leisha 

Cover Reveal and Blurb for Amy Harmon’s next novel, The Smallest Part. #onsaleFeb13

Check out this beautiful cover to Amy Harmon‘s next novel, The Smallest Part, coming February 13, 2018. 

The Smallest Part

Blurb:

“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Unknown

It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.

“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”

If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.
She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down.

This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.

Pre-order links:

Special pre-order price of $3.99. Price will go up to $5.95 upon release.

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Release date: February 13, 2018

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Cover design: By Hang Le – http://www.byhangle.com/

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About Amy Harmon:

Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in eighteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written eleven novels — the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Queen and The Cure, From Sand and Ash, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her next novel, The Smallest Part, will be released February 13, 2018.

Find Amy Harmon here: WebsiteFacebookFacebook Fan GroupGoodreadsTwitterInstagramBookBub, PinterestAmy’s Newsletter Sign upAmazon.

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

 

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen #review #onsaleJan9 #mystery

The Wife Between Us is a mystery/suspense/thriller that will keep you guessing from beginning to end.  It releases on January 9, 2018.

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My Five Star Review

This is a spoiler-free review.  Why?  Because The Wife Between Us is a mystery/suspense/thriller and you’re going to want to go in completely blind.   Read it slowly and see if you can untangle this cleverly put together story.

In part one, I thought I had everything figured out.  It was flowing smoothly, I felt like I was getting into the characters heads and at the end, I thought, “Yes I kind of figured that’s what was happening.”

By the end of Part 2, however, all I could think was, “Smart …. Very, very, very smart and not at all what I was expecting.”

At the start of Part 3, the final part, you begin to get inside her head more but let me just say I did NOT expect what happened next.  Several things take place towards the end of the book and I truly didn’t see any of them coming.

Bravo to Greer and Sarah for putting together an extremely clever story.  I look forward to reading more by this duo.

More about The Wife Between Us

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.

Thank you, St Martin’s Press for the Advanced Readers Copy.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

It’s FREE on Kindle: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon #freekindlebook #sale #romance

★ ★ SURPRISE SALE ★ ★

To celebrate its upcoming publication anniversary, The Law of Moses is FREE until Saturday, November 25, 2017! (Amazon only)

Almost 1500 people read and reviewed The Law of Moses on Amazon and I am one of them.  This is one of my all-time favorite Amy Harmon books.

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➜ Kindle: http://amzn.to/1PYdhD7

Blurb:
Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.
And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all . . . a love story.

Check out my FIVE star review here:  janisf five star review of Moses

#TheLawOfMoses #Free #Sale #Romance

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

 

Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti (Blood Brothers Book 2) #review

Rebecca Zanetti hits the mark again in this new Paranormal Romantic Suspense series Blood Brothers with her second installment, Lethal Lies.  Blood Brothers is a spin-off from her popular Sin Brothers series.

Lethal Lies is recommended for readers 18 years and older.

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My Five Star Review: 

Again, 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 start the Blood Brothers Series.  I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything that may have happened in the other series.  With that being said, I would definitely encourage you to read Deadly Silence, Blood Brother Book 1 before picking up Lethal Lies.

This series 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 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. The case they are working on continues where it left off.  I’m not giving anything away by saying each of these men is 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 with a childhood they are trying to understand and a woman that changes their life.

Lethal Lies is Heath and Anya’s story.  The investigation into the killings continues with a few twist and turns thrown in.  Heath has a tendency to want to save things especially beautiful women that usually gets him and his brother in hot water.  This particular book is very case driven and I really enjoyed that.  Don’t get me wrong, the heat and chemistry are there but it’s almost second to the investigation and the additional info on the brother’s pasts.

Rebecca is an amazing writer and I’ve enjoyed many of her series.  Her characters are full of depth, I always want to cheer them on, cry with them at times and generally fall in love with every single one.  I would highly recommend all of her books.

More About Lethal Lies:

A deadly secret can’t stay buried forever . . .

Revenge. It’s the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can’t do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones’s job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it’s personal. He knew the Copper Killer’s latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he’s all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath’s identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath’s every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they’ll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

Find Rebecca here:  WebsiteFacebookPinterestTwitterGoodreads.

Buy Lethal Lies here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Reading Order:
Deadly Silence (Book 1) – Amazon, My Review
Lethal Lies (Book 2) – Amazon
Twisted Truths (Book 3) – Amazon – Releases November 14, 2017

I received a copy of this novel directly from NetGalley.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf