Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Book review: Her Sexiest Mistake by Jill Shalvis (reissue)

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Available now. Reissued.

Mia Appleby finally has the life she always wanted. She's escaped her trailer trash childhood and built a nice life for herself with a marketing job and a cute, little condo. But no matter how much baggage she's ditched from her past, she still hasn't managed to shake her greatest weakness-men. So when her new neighbor turns out to be single and oh-so-sexy, Mia's worried she's playing with fire . . . 

Kevin McKnight can't get enough of his gorgeous neighbor, but after one amazing night, she's already showing him the door. Something tells him this is the way she handles most men. But Kevin is far from your average guy-and he's ready to prove it to Mia. When a blast from her past shakes up Mia's life in a major way, will she stick with her self-sufficient solo act . . . or take a chance leaning on Kevin's strong shoulders?

I have read a lot of Jill Shalvis books in the past few years. She's become one of my favorite authors because she seems to have what it takes to suck me into her books, make me laugh and give me romance i want to read without bashing me in the head with it. Ok the sexy men and really cool kick ass women don't hurt either. Her Sexiest Mistake is a reissue but it's also one i hadn't read before so i was excited to read it. Mia came from nothing. Sometimes it seemed to her less than nothing. Yup she lived in a trailer and her mother only thought about men and what they could give her and her older sister followed in that same path. She wanted more so as soon as she could, she left and started to get the things she wanted by working hard and not giving a inch. Then she met the gorgeous neighbor down the street Kevin McKnight. He's a fixer and wants to help her get over herself and her issues. When her niece shows up out of the blue and rocks her perfect world Kevin is more than willing to help her handle her new situation. He'd like to do more than be her friend and sex partner extraordinaire if only he can knock down the walls around her heart, but he also has to learn he can't fix everything and everyone. He can't seem to fix Mia no matter what he does. Mia struggles to find her way and when it looks like she's going to lose everything she finally sees what's right there in front of her. This is a fun sexy little book. You have your hot stand up guy, your mixed up scarred up girl and the comic relief brought on by the secondary characters. A heart tugging story of love and learning to let go and live for what you want. Everything you need in a good book!

Find out more about Jill Shalvis and this book as well as her other work here. www.jillshalvis.com

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book review: Weston (Hard Body #2) by Debra Kayn

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Available January 7th 2014. Pre-order now! 
She's on thin ice.

Detective Rocki Bangli has spent the past four months undercover, trying to get the goods on drug lord Darrell Archer. Now that she's gained Darrell's trust, he's given her a job: keep an eye on the Beaumont Body Shop, a car detailer and private investigation agency. There's only one problem-her target is the hot and very sexy Tony Weston, whose eyes tell her he's on to her game . . . 

He's her only hope.

Tony spotted the gorgeous detective a year ago at the police academy and never forgot her. A thousand fantasies later, he finds Rocki working for the most dangerous man in town. Now, Tony's determined to find out what's going on . . . after he brings her home with him. But when her position is compromised, suddenly Rocki and everyone she loves might be in danger. Now Rocki must trust Tony with her secrets, her mission, and her life-or it could be the end for both of them.

Ah Weston! If you read book one in the Hard Body series you might remember Rocki Bangli. If not you get a refresher of where you saw her before in this book. Rocki has been working undercover to get the goods on Darrell Archer who is Kage Archer from book one's bad guy uncle.  Whew!! Follow that? I don't think it was too hard, right? Rocki is told to meet with the guys at pool table 3 at a local pub and who walks in but the Beaumont body shop boys including Tony Weston.  She's to go home with whichever guy talks to her and Tony's that man. Tony knows who Rocki is but every word out of her mouth is a lie when he meets her. As a private investigator he knows things and he's seen her at the local police academy. He's been in serious lust of her since he laid eyes on her and now here she is.  Is she a cop undercover or has she gone bad.  Her cover gets blown right after and her life is on the line along with her mom and Tony and the other guys. She's tough but it might be one of those times to let the someone help her out.  Rocki is tough as nails but even tough girls have limits and when her mentor seems like he's gone bad and set her up that's it.  A action packed thrill zone, something is always happening in this book. Tony will grab your heartstrings in no time as he tries to protect both Rocki and his best friend Kage.  I can't wait to see which one of the Beaumont body shop boys is next! 

Find out more about Debra Kayn and the Hard Boy series here www.debrakayn.com

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book review: Shatter (Phoenix Rising #4) by Joan Swan

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Available Dec. 31st 2013
For seven years, Halina Beloi has been in hiding. But she's never forgotten Mitch Foster, the long, lean man she had to leave behind. Until, that is, Mitch shows up with a list of questions and a 9mm in his hand. 

All Mitch knows is that Halina broke his heart and disappeared. But new information has surfaced implicating her as a player in the deadliest game of Mitch's life. This time, he's not letting go without answers. Now terror, danger and heat will fuse them together or shatter the future. . 

Ok i have to admit i have been waiting for Mitch.  He's been right there through the whole series but there was always something going on in the background that intrigued me. I've been waiting to find out what it was. He's such a smart guy with a smart mouth and you can't help but love him. He gets his butt handed to him and his world shook when he finds himself face to face with Halina Beloi. Mitch hasn't seen Halina in 7 years. He thought she loved him but she walked away and broke his heart. Since then he was going through the motions and dating women in a effort to get over her. It takes about 5 seconds to realize it didn't work once he sees her. Halina has some info that can help the team but she isn't sharing everything. She's been really protecting Mitch all those years ago by leaving but she can't let him know that.  Mitch and Halina have to really be honest with each other and fight to survive together. It takes everything they have to get to the point they might be safe.  If you haven't read this series yet do yourself a favor and start with book one. You'll thank me. Each book is better than the next. All the characters together are a family and as they add to the family you can see the bonding and camaraderie  develop. Heart wrenching, emotional and fun can easily describe this book and the series. 

Find out more about Joan Swan and the Phoenix rising series herewww.joanswan.com

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book review: Bitten by Treachery (Hadley Werewolves #2) by Shawntelle Madison

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It's not like Charly the witch wanted to betray the Hadley werewolves. Or infiltrate the pack. But it's the only way to save her mother and protect her coven from a dark evil. She's a witch in wolf's clothing - until an unfortunate bite forces her to become the one thing she detests the most.

The last time a witch came to Hadley, she almost destroyed Trenton's pack. He won't let it happen again, especially now that this lone wolf is feeling so drawn to a certain new new girl in town. Charly is the most intriguing woman he's ever met, and he wants to know all about her.

The passion between Charly and Trenton shocks them both, but can she trust him with her secret...and her heart? One thing is for certain: she has to tell him the truth soon - before it brings about the end of both Trenton and the innocent citizens of Hadley.

Bitten by Treachery is the continuation of the Hadley werewolves series. This is a quick read at only 83 pages so if you want to just have a quick evening of reading and like paranormal romance this would be a good choice for you. Charly is a witch and witches are now hated enemies of werewolves in Hadley after Charly's aunt infected the last alpha male in Hadley and he and a bunch of others went on a killing spree. Her coven wants to control the werewolves so they can make them protect a wooden box that contains a demon that can take over anyone who gets close. In order to do that they get a werewolf to bite her and turn her into one so she can infiltrate Hadley and get them to do what they want. It doesn't go according to plan than though. There is love, betrayal and killers on the loose in this quick paced novella. It will get you one step father in the Hadley werewolves series . Hunky Trenton the cop and former rogue werewolf takes to Charly and she finally finds what she needs in him. Ends in a bit of a cliffhanger so you can see what's in store for you in the next book in this series. 

Find out more about this series and Shawntelle Madison here www.shawntellemadison.com

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book review: Nearly Departed (Spring Cleaning Mysteries)book 1 by J.B. Lynn

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Available now!
Victoria Spring hates her job. The last career a reluctant medium should pursue is crime scene clean up; it would have been nice to know she could talk to ghosts before taking the job.

As the co-founder of SPRING CLEANING, most of the hard work should be covered by her business partner & brother, Jerry. And it was...until he was shipped off to Afghanistan and declared missing in action over two years ago. Determined not to disappoint her parents, Vicky keeps the business afloat "just until Jerry gets back." But when she agrees to clean up the murder-suicide of three college students, she knows she'll need help. Ex-cop Smoke Barclay is more than a little mysterious, but he has great references, passed the puke test, and has a decent hand shake, so he's hired. Smoke's help should make this job a breeze, but when the ghosts of the three victims show up at the scene claiming all three were murdered by someone still on the loose; Vicky knows nothing about this job is going to be easy.

Helping the ghosts move on means finding out what really happened to happened to them...even if it means Vicky may be the next victim.

Nearly Departed is the first in the new Spring Cleaning Mysteries series by JB Lynn. This is the kind of book that draws you through from  page one and leaves you wishing for more at the end. I love and hate when that  happens. I love it because the story is obviously good and JB does not disappoint.Hate it because i have to wait for more. Vicky  is the lead in this series and she's as complicated as they come. She's working her missing military brother's business  for him not that she wants to but that she feels obligated to for him and for her parents who still hold out hope he's alive. The business  is cleaning up after crime scenes. Not fun and potentially dangerous too. She's got some interesting friends several who are ghosts that she can talk to and several live friends including her brothers gorgeous lawyer friend who sets her up with Smoke Barclay and no that's not his real name but we don't get to find out what it is yet in this book. Smoke is a hot cop who just got kicked off the force but why? Have to read and try to figure that out.  Everyone's keeping secrets and while a few are found out you have to have a few for later right?  There's a mystery to be solved in this book and Vicky is bound and determined to solve it if she doesn't get  herself killed first. I don't want you to think this book is all gore or anything as it's more funny and romantic than that. If you have read JB Lynn's Hitwoman series you'll  love this!! I'm ready for book two now!

Find out more about JB Lynn and Nearly Departed here www.jblynn.com

On sale for $3.99 on Amazon right now. www.amazon.com

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Book review: Secrets on the Sand (The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay #1) by Roxanne St. Claire

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Available now!
Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: the true love of a lifelong partner. Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid. Except to Zeke, Mandy is much more than that—she was the object of his every teenage fantasy back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.”

Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous. And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair. One look at Zeke, and she knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid. One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?

First  of three Barefoot bay novella's Secrets on the Sand starts us off with this trio. Zeke was a geek in high school. He knew it everyone knew it. Now he's definitely all grown up and yes a billionaire. He can do whatever he wants when he wants pretty much. He hasn't let it all go to his head however. When he runs into Mandy Mitchell he's stunned to see her working as the maid in his villa on Barefoot Bay.  Known and Mandy the Magnificent in high school Mandy Mitchell married like she thought she would only to find out her husband was not what he seemed. Now dead broke and struggling to find her feet and herself she runs in the Zeke and wow sparks fly. Mandy is leery of men though so Zeke has his work cut out for him trying to get Mandy to take him seriously as the guy for her. This  was a fun and entertaining story. It's one of those novella's you getting totally into in the first chapter and then it ends to soon and you wish there was more. In a  lot of ways it reminded me of the story of Cinderella. You also get a peak at the players in the next novella and bit of the characters from the original Barefoot Bay series.  You can totally read this as a stand alone for anyone who wants to try a Roxanne St Claire book but hasn't yet. It's fun and exciting and certainly romantic to the extreme. An A+ for me. 

Find out more about this series on Roxanne St Claire's website here.  www.roxannestclaire.com

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Book review: Soothing His Madness by Debra Kayn

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In Debra Kayn's next biker romance novel, Bantorus MC and Lagsturns MC merge into a war zone of chaos where desperation and love is the only thing that'll save them.

Slade Ramchett, vice president of the Bantorus Motorcycle club, has failed his two boys, his woman, and his club. Between battling with his ex-wife and her gambling addicted husband, Los Li shooting at his old lady, and the merge of colors with a rival MC, Slade's ready to go out fighting before the madness infects everyone he loves.

After working years at Cactus Cove, Taylor can't imagine life without Slade or the club. She's definitely done keeping their relationship secret. When Slade's world is ripped away from him, she'll help him anyway she can…including blackmail and putting her life on the line.

This is book 3 in Debra Kayn's new biker series. This one amps up the emotional vibe and the danger. Slade is a really great guy but as very alpha type male he thinks he has let down his kids and his girlfriend. The book opens up with him just coming from court and losing custody to his sleazy ex-wife and equally sleazy husband. While working on his court case he had been seeing Taylor and keeping that quiet thinking it might effect his case if it gets out. Things are not going his way so he becomes desperate and does something that could get his boys taken away from his permanently.Taylor does her best to support him but it's like hitting a wall when he won't accept her help. Just when you think they have enough on their hands with the boys the ex-wife and their relationship someone is out to kill them. Who is it? The ex-wife's new husband or a rival motorcycle club or something else. There's a lot going on in this book but it's nice to see some family dynamic with the two boys of Slade's and Taylor and Slade's relationship growing into something permanent. Between the great sex scenes and the pulse pounding  suspense scenes there's plenty to keep you reading and wanting more. Can't wait to see where Ms. Kayn takes us next!

Find out more about this series on Debra Kayn's website here www.debrakayn.com

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Christmas to Remember (Anthology) by Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano

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Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection!
Available now!!

Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, 'tis the season for giving love a chance . . .

Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don't come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime . . .

Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger.

Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who's set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time. . .

Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn't mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish?

I love Anthology books. Sometimes i know all the authors and sometimes i know none of them or a mix of both. In this one though i had only read one author previously and that is Jill Shalvis. Her being in this makes it a must buy for me hands down. I of course was not disappointed. Even in novella form Jill Shalvis delivers a part fun part emotional story with a sexy hero and of course it's Lucky Harbor. Win for me since i love the series. I've been hearing about Kristen Ashley books so i was excited to read her contribution. I had to admit i was a little lost because it seems her novella is part of a series and i have not read it. I still enjoyed it and just guessed at some of the back story. Since reading this i am looking more into Chaos series and bought book one. The other three authors i have heard of but haven't read either and it was interesting to try them out as well and see if i liked their writing style.  Hope Ramsey's addition touched my heart. Such a sweet story about giving this a 2nd try and finding love.  Molly Cannon's novella was fun and fabulous with a bit of a seemingly stick in the mud accountant and a full of energy organizer extraordinaire named Dinah. Last but not least is Marilyn Pappano's A Family For Christmas. Jared and Ilena will tug at your heart strings as well in this novella. Jared moved away from his disapproving parents to be a pediatrician in rural Oklahoma and didn't expect to fall in love with a sweet sexy elf with a baby and a bit of a sad story.  Overall I enjoyed all the short stories in this anthology and i would recommend it to anyone who  hasn't read these authors and find out what you've been missing.

Find it on Amazon here  for only $1.99 www.amazon.com

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cover reveal!!! Jessica Scott "All for You"(Coming Home #4)

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Available Feb, 4th 2014

A desire that defies reason and a love worth sacrificing for, featuring Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli and Army Captain Emily  Lindberg.

Camp Taji, Iraq
Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli had seen better days. He closed his eyes, wishing he was anywhere but curled up on the latrine floor in the middle of some dirty, shitty desert. The cold linoleum caressed his cheek, soothing the sensation of a billion spiders creeping over his skin. He had to get up, to get back to his platoon before someone came looking for him. Running patrols through the middle of Sadr City was so much better than being balled up on the bathroom floor, puking his guts out.
He’d sacrificed his dignity at the altar of the porcelain god two days ago when they’d arrived in northern Baghdad. It was going to be a rough deployment; that was for damn sure. Dear Lord, he’d give anything for a drink. Anything to stop the madness of detox. Why the fuck was he doing this to himself? Why did he pick up that godforsaken bottle every single time he made it home from this goddamned war?
The walls of the latrine echoed as someone pounded on the door. It felt like a mallet on the inside of a kettle drum inside his skull. “Sarn’t Ike!”
Reza groaned and pushed up to his hands and knees. He couldn’t let Foster see him like this. Couldn’t let any of his guys see him like this. “You about ready? The patrol is gearing up to roll.”

Holy hell. He dry heaved again, unable to breathe until the sensation of ripping his guts out through his throat passed. After a moment, he pushed himself upright and rinsed out his mouth. He’d definitely seen better days.

He wet his brown-black hair down and tucked the grey Army combat t-shirt into his uniform pants. Satisfied that no one would know he’d just been reduced to a quivering ball of misery a few moments before, he headed out to formation, a five- to seven-hour patrol through the shit hole known as Sadr City in his immediate future.

He was a goddamned sergeant first class and he had troops rolling into combat. They counted on him to do more than show up. They counted on him to lead them. Every single day.

Maybe by the time he reached thirty days in country, he’d stop heaving his guts up every morning. But sick or not, he was going out on patrol with his boys.

The best he could hope for was that he wouldn’t puke in the tank.

Find out more about Jessica Scott here www.jessicascott.net

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book review: Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism #4) by Jill Shalvis

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He’ll help unleash the new woman in her…

Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn’t exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He’s only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he’s in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he’d expect.

Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she’s always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she’s desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life.

To Griffin, Kate as always been his little sister’s friend, but now he’s finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting…

This is the much anticipated ( by me anyway) book 4 in the Animal Magnetism series.  The count down to release day took forever! Griffin Reid is back in Sunshine with a pretty bad set of injuries he doesn't want anyone to know about. It's convenient his sister is getting married and so he can use that for cover for a while until he can figure out what he's going to do now that he's out of the military. Kate Evans is Griffins sisters best friend.  She's also a teacher and she's a huge giver. Gives her time all over the place so much so she forgets to give to herself.  Kate has had her eye of Griff for a long time but he's been away so long and she's a nervous wreck around him. Whenever she's nervous she spouts off all kinds of scientific facts which is hilarious. There are worse things she could do you know?  Griff adores her but doesn't want to put all his internal stuff on her door. Kate wants to let loose though and she decides Griff is the perfect man for the job. Their relationship is a great mix of sweet and sexy. Griff helps Kate with her family her class and anything else he can and Kate is just there for him. The chemistry between these two is crazy intense! Jill Shalvis does not disappoint with her wonderful characters and witty dialog.  This is the kind of book you can't wait to read and you plow through it and love it and then wish you could forget it so can read it all over for the first time all over again! 

One of the funniest parts that made me laugh i bet it makes you laugh too. 

" Our earlobes line up with out nipples." He grinned. " Why miss Evans. You said nipples."

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Find out more about Jill Shalvis ( She has a awesome daily blog) on her website here www.jillshalvis.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book review:Christmas in Tahoe by Elisabeth Barrett

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Available now.
Silicon Valley actuary Ann Smith is an expert at calculating probabilities, but lately the odds haven’t been in her favor. Two years ago her fiancé died a week before their planned Christmas wedding, leaving Ann heartbroken and alone. When a friend suggests heading up to Lake Tahoe for a long Christmas weekend of skiing, wine, and relaxation, Ann thinks it might be just the thing to help get her life back on track. But Ann’s plans go awry when her friend cancels at the last minute, and Ann ends up driving to Tahoe with Chase Deckert, a sexy snowboarder who pushes all her buttons.

Chase Deckert is a man who lives by his own rules. A few years ago his business partner betrayed him by selling out their biomedical research for a quick profit. Chase left science far behind, and now spends his days snowboarding in Tahoe, wanting nothing to do with the dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley. Chase has closed his mind and his heart and only believes in one thing: fate. But fate seems to be in a giving mood, because joining him for Christmas is a brave, beautiful woman who shows him the true meaning of the season and helps him rediscover a part of himself he’d long forgotten.

Fueled by the mountain scenery, the season, and their unbelievable chemistry, Ann and Chase end up learning more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined possible. Can one long, steamy Christmas help them realize they’re meant to be together? Or when the holiday is over will they be right back where they started?

Ann Smith is recovering from a huge personal loss. So far she's just been trudging a long only living but looking for the way back to life. Her fiance died suddenly 2 years ago right before Christmas when they were supposed to get married. Instead of a wedding it became a funeral. How do you recover from that? Chase Deckert is also recovering but from a very different situation. Chase was a scientist and when his business partner stole all his research on Malaria and ran with it he decided he had enough and retreated from life to slopes in Tahoe. He wasn't in it for the money he just wanted to help people.  Brought together inadvertently by a friend right before Christmas when Chase gives Ann a ride up to Tahoe to share his cabin sparks fly. This was a great read. The characters felt real. Chase is so gentle with Ann but finds out she's the tough one not him. Even though she's scared she doesn't let it slow her down or keep her from doing things she wants to do. Chase is stuck in a rut. When Ann offers more at the end of their time together will be let go of the past or run?  I was on the edge of my seat wondering what he'd do. This book was a delight from start to finish.  An emotional and satisfying read! 

Find out more about Elisabeth Barrett on her website here www.elisabethbarrett.com

Monday, November 18, 2013

Slow Ride Home! Interview and Giveaway with Leah Braemel

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Losing his father was hard enough, but now Ben Grady must face the fact that he and his brother may not be sole owners of their beloved ranch. To protect his family’s legacy, he’s forced to rely on the legal prowess of the woman who stars in his erotic fantasies: Allie O’Keefe. Ben’s never forgotten the illicit encounter they shared fifteen years ago—or forgiven himself for letting her go.
Allie thought she’d moved beyond the scandal that cost her Ben in the past. But working so closely with the seductive rancher arouses the wild child within the cautious woman she’s become. Though she tries to keep business and pleasure separate, Allie soon gives in to temptation, and discovers Ben’s sensual skills surpass even her X-rated memories…

Allie has every intention of leaving Bull’s Hollow forever after her investigation is complete. But there are a few complications. Not the least of which is that while saving the ranch, Allie’s lost her heart.
I'm excited to bring you this short interview i did with the fabulous Leah Braemel! I was lucky enough to spend some time with her this past summer at Lori Foster's Readers and Authors Get Together in Ohio.
1. Slow Ride Home is a different kind of book for you. Can you tell us a little about it and how you approached writing it that was different from your other work?

I’m guessing that by “a different kind of book” you mean one that doesn’t include a menage? While I did originally include a flashback to the menage Ben, Allie and Logan had fifteen years before, I couldn’t see having a modern day menage being true to Allie’s character and my editors asked me to reduce the element to a reference so readers wouldn’t expect another.

Another comment I’ve heard is about how there is a mystery element to it where Ben and Allie must prove if there is a lost Grady relative , though I didn’t think of it as being a mystery when I wrote it, and it’s not shelved as a mystery. I think readers of my Hauberk series are more likely to be familiar with that style of my writing, where the Tangled readers might be surprised.

2. What keeps you motivated to keep writing when you experience a big setback?

Sheer stubbornness? A binding legal contract to produce the book also helps in the motivation department. Though I must admit that there have been a lot of days when I’m declared to my family that “I’m done,” one of my biggest motivators to keep me sitting at my keyboard is opening up my email or Facebook and finding a note from someone who has read my previous books who had to let me know that they found something in them that they liked. I’d feel like I was letting them down if I walked away. So here I still am, plugging away.

Having said that, I don’t know if I could stop writing in itself. I’ve always had stories going through my head, and I’ve always written them down. What would change if I got that ‘big setback’ that I couldn’t get over, is that I’d go back to the way I worked before 2007 — I’d keep writing the stories but leave them on my hard drive unpublished.

3. If you had to start all over again in your writing career what would be the one piece of advice you would give yourself?

“Don’t wait so long to try” or maybe I’ll borrow the old Nike slogan of “Just Do It!”

Although I’d been writing since I was a pre-teen, I constantly heard “everyone has a novel they want published; what makes you think you’re any different/could succeed?” from almost everyone and “you suck” from the one person who had seen my writing before the mid 1990s. The only way I could stop the stories from going through my head was to write them down, but I didn’t show anyone my work until around 2004. Which meant I was in my mid-40s. I’d love to know what I could have accomplished if I’d started in my 20s, or even my 30s.

4. Your new release "Slow Ride Home" is book one in a trilogy. Can you tell us about the other Grady Legacy books? Can you tell us anything about future books?

No Accounting for Cowboys, book 2 in the Legacy trilogy, will be Jake’s story. As readers of Slow Ride Home discover, Jake’s been keeping some secrets. In his book, he’s faced with several tough choices regarding his future and has to decide what path he should take. (With the help of Paige, the brand new accountant the family brings in to sort out their books.) Wrangling the Past

5. You’re stuck on a secluded island. Would you want the company of a really sexy man or a really good book. Which would you choose and why?

A really sexy man — because for me a sexy man is muscular and also very handy. So he’ll be able to build me shelter and find me food and as well as treat me like a goddess as I write my own books. ;)

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The only woman in a houseful of men (even the cat and dog are male), Leah Braemel loves hiding away from all the dust bunnies while she writes sexy heroes and heroines finding true love. To read more about Slow Ride Home or any of Leah’s other books, you can visit her website, follow her on Twitter, or on Facebook.  
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Giveaway!! Soothing His Madness! Pre-release giveaway!

by Debra Kayn
Published: November 25th, 2013
In Debra Kayn's next biker romance novel, Bantorus MC and Lagsturns MC merge into a war zone of chaos where desperation and love is the only thing that'll save them.

Slade Ramchett, vice president of the Bantorus Motorcycle club, has failed his two bo
ys, his woman, and his club. Between battling with his ex-wife and her gambling addicted husband, Los Li shooting at his old lady, and the merge of colors with a rival MC, Slade's ready to go out shooting before the madness infects everyone he loves.

After working years at Cactus Cove, Taylor can't imagine life without Slade or the club. She's definitely done keeping their relationship secret. When Slade's world is ripped away from him, she'll help him anyway she can…including blackmail and putting her life on the line.
Romance Author, Debra Kayn, lives with her family in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. She enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, playing tennis, and fishing. A huge animal lover, she always has a dog under her desk when she writes and chickens standing at the front door looking for a treat. She's famous in her family for teaching a 270 lb hog named Harley to jog with her every morning.
Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. Oh, let's cut to the chase. She loves to write about REAL MEN and the WOMEN who love them.
When Debra was nineteen years old, a man kissed her without introducing himself. When they finally came up for air, the first words out of his mouth were…will you have my babies? Considering Debra's weakness for a sexy, badass man, who is strong enough to survive her attitude, she said yes. A quick wedding at the House of Amour and four babies later, she's living her own romance book.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/DebraKayn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebraKaynFanPage
Twitter: @DebraKayn
Grand Prize: 
e copy - Breathing His Air (book #1), plus  
e copy - Waiting To Exhale (book #2), plus 
e copy - Soothing His Madness (book #3).
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Cover reveal! Tipsy Take it off series by Cambria Heart

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Title: Tipsy
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: Take It Off - all the novels in this series can be read as stand alones
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2013
Format: Ebook and Paperback

***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

Julie Preston is an artist. But her canvas isn’t paper or clay. It’s hair. She spends her days coloring, blow drying and styling her clients hair at the Razor’s Edge salon. Julie is also annoyed. She went out on a date and had a great time, gave the guy her number and the jerk never called.

So when he waltzes into the salon and sits down in her chair she briefly considers strangling him with the pink cape she fastens around  his neck.

Too bad she can’t.

Blue Markson, the guy who never called, is a police officer so causing him bodily harm would be a first class ticket into the slammer. Just looking at him again makes Julie forget why she was mad in the first place, but she’s already learned that Blue is nothing but heartache. So when he starts coming around, acting like he hadn’t made her stare at the phone for days, she tries to brush him off.


Her life is about to blow up in her face, she’s about to get caught up in a sticky web of crime and the one guy who can help her is the one guy she vowed never to trust again.

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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book review: Roman Holiday: Chained (Roman Holiday #1) by Ruthie Knox

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Meet Ashley and Roman—complete opposites who can’t hide their attraction—in Episode 1 of Ruthie Knox’s eBook original serial, Roman Holiday.
Ashley Bowman is having a bad week. Reeling from the death of her beloved grandmother, she returns to the Florida Keys only to learn that a heartless Miami developer has gotten hold of the crappy vacation rentals she calls home. Ashley has one day to clear out before Roman Díaz destroys the only place in the world that matters to her. Chaining herself to a palm tree in the bulldozers’ path seems like a good way to stop him . . . until she realizes she should’ve brought food and water. And pants. Also, it would help if the evil developer weren’t so ridiculously hot.
The last thing Roman Díaz needs is some sun-kissed blond protester getting her picture in the newspaper and messing up his plans. He bought the property fair and square, and the resort he wants to build on the site is the key to realizing his highest ambitions. But when a hurricane blows through, Roman has to hustle Ashley to safety if he wants to protect his reputation—and that means giving in to her unreasonable demands.
Roman needs to learn a little compassion, and Ashley’s decided to teach it to him . . . even if she has to drag him all over the Eastern Seaboard to do it.

This is a interesting new serial by Ruthie Knox. For the month of November there will be a new episode each week. Then that's it until March of 2014 when it continues with 5 more episodes.  I'm not sure how i feel about this yet but I'm going to give it a whirl and see where it goes. Episode one opens up with Ashley Bowen chained to a tree. Her grandmother sold her childhood hang out and safe place two years ago and then died without telling her about it. Now she's protesting the company that wants to tear it down and build a resort. Roman Diaz is that guy.  Thank god for him. For although he's a jerk he's a jerk who gives her water and a umbrella to block sun. UNTIL... It starts to rain and a category 3 hurricane is coming in. That umbrella doesn't do much then. This is a introduction into the serial and really just a tiny glimpse at only 58 pages. You get a small bit of background on both Ashley and Roman. Just enough to wet your whistle and make you want a little more to drink. I was both intrigued and ticked off when it ends of course with some drama and the thought of what next!! You have to tune in next week to find out.  This episode is available on Amazon right now and at 99 cents it's not a bad deal when you figure out the price for the whole series is going to be about five bucks.  Lots of mystery here to keep you on edge. 5 out of 5 stars for Roman Holiday: Chained by Ruthie Knox.

Find out more about Ruthie Knox and the serial on her website. There is even a  excerpt of chapter 1 if you want to try it before you buy it.  Find it here www.ruthieknox.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book review: Texas Tango (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #2) by Cynthia D'Alba

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Available Nov 5th
Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 2

Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind.

But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her deathbed, more concerned about Caroline’s lack of a husband than her own demise. What’s the harm in a little white lie? If a wedding will give her grandmother peace, then a wedding she shall have.

Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk.

The land he wants in exchange for a faux marriage. Everyone wins. Until things start to snowball…and the hearts they stand to lose are their own.

Warning: This book contains a tortured widower who doesn’t want a wife and an independent doctor who doesn’t want a husband. Hot stuff between the sheets and failed efforts to avoid emotional involvements.

Caroline is in the last 6 months of a 2 year contract working in a medical clinic in Texas. She's been moving place to place as a traveling Dr for years but has never stayed this long anywhere. Since she's been there she's become close with the Montgomery family. She's attracted to Travis Montgomery but he's never really spent more than 5 minutes talking to her over the 18 months she's been there. Now her great uncle has passed away and left her his ranch. A ranch Travis has always wanted. Caroline's parents have never been around and she and her much younger brother were raised by her grandmother and is now dying as well. All her grandma Mamie wants is to see Caroline married before she dies so Travis get enlisted to fake marry her. They make a deal. He marries Caroline and she will gift him the ranch.  It all seems so simple until it all falls apart. This was a great book. Travis is such a sweetheart. It's hard to find a man as giving as this one. He's Caroline's rock with all the stuff that happens in her life. They fall in love but past hurts and pride keep them from saying so. Throw in Travis' boisterous nosy family and Caroline's 14 yr old brother showing up and spilling the beans and it's a mess. This book is a little predictable but i enjoyed it so much it didn't matter. The sex scenes were way more hot than i expected and i can't wait for book three. 4 out of 5 stars for Texas Tango by Cynthia D'Alba.

Find out more about Cynthia D'Alba here www.cynthiadalba.com

Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Review: Slow Ride Home (The Grady Legacy #1) by Leah Braemel

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Available November 11th
Losing his father was hard enough, but now Ben Grady must face the fact that he and his brother may not be sole owners of their beloved ranch. To protect his family's legacy, he's forced to rely on the legal prowess of the woman who stars in his erotic fantasies: Allie O'Keefe. Ben's never forgotten the illicit encounter they shared fifteen years ago—or forgiven himself for letting her go.

Allie thought she'd moved beyond the scandal that cost her Ben in the past. But working so closely with the seductive rancher arouses the wild child within the cautious woman she's become. Though she tries to keep business and pleasure separate, Allie soon gives in to temptation, and discovers Ben's sensual skills surpass even her X-rated memories…

Allie has every intention of leaving Bull's Hollow forever after her investigation is complete. But there are a few complications. Not the least of which is that while saving the ranch, Allie's lost her heart.

This is the first book in a new contemporary series with characters with a painful past. Ben and Allie were inseparable as teens. Allie's dad worked on Ben's family ranch and his family didn't approve of Allie.  Several things happened back then that she thought forever would set them apart. Her dad got fired for stealing from the ranch and someone made a sex tape of Ben and his best friend Logan and her together.  She left town with her heart and pride broken. Now years later she's back and she's the one person who can help Ben sort out his legal problems. As a lawyer and claims investigator for his insurance company she's has to find out who is trying to steal a part of his ranch by claiming to be a long lost Grady heir.  Allie has to prove there is no heir and someone is committing fraud or Ben might lose the ranch.  In the midst of all that Ben and Allie get closer again and secrets come out.   There are several things going on in this story as it lays the ground work for the series and brings you the second chance love story of Ben and Allie.  There's a few bad guys in the mix and as the secrets start to unravel Allie and Ben get closer.  I liked how this story played out. Ben and Allie had a hard and painful break up but once Ben found out everything that happened to Allie during that time he sets out to win her back.  He never gives up and knows he has to do it slowly to gain her trust again. A hot mix of sizzling and sweet!! Great beginning to the series. I can't wait to see what happens next! 4 out of 5 stars for Slow Ride Home by Leah Braemel.

Find out more about Leah Braemel and this book on her website here. www.leahbraemel.com