Friday, September 30, 2016

Bears Do It Better by Jessie Lane

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: September 20th 2016 by Amazon Kindle World

Misha and Borys sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G …

Misha falls in lust at first sight with the big, sexy bear shifter, but she doesn't have time for his mating nonsense. Raised in Russia by tiger shifters, she came to America to follow up on her first real lead for finding her biological family.

Borys wants the smokin’ hot bear who recently wandered into town. Now all he has to do is convince Misha that she’s meant to be his. The stubborn woman won’t give him the time of day, though, saying she’s looking for her kin.

His biggest problem? He might be the family she's looking for.

This is a standalone novella in Celia Kyle's Grayslake: More than Mated Kindle World! 

My Thoughts

Bears Do It Better had me laughing out loud.     Borys, spelled with a y not an i, is a great shifter character.    He is so unlike any other I have read about.    He is an alpha, he is a bear shifter, and he is hilarious.    Misha is a bear shifter raised by Tiger shifters.   Of course, DUH!, the attraction has to be there.    From the minute Borys got out of the car and smelled cookies I knew this relationship would amazing.    

While sometimes I feel like there should be more to a relationship than just sex, with Borys and Misha it just was so right.    In the shifter world finding your mate is rare and something most shifters really hope to find.   The sex in the shifter world is always hot, steamy, and earth shaking exactly what happen between Borys and Misha.   It was perfect!  

Jessie Lane wrote the perfect novella for the More than Mated Kindle World.  

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jagger (Broken Doll #2) by Heather C. Leigh & GIVEAWAY

NEW DARK ROMANCE by Heather C. Leigh 

 Meet Miri (Junkie) and Jagger (Boss) in the Broken Doll Series!


 Jagger (Book Two) Amazon US   |   UK   

Junkie (Book One) Amazon US  |    Amazon UK

 Jagger Book Summary 

 I sell drugs. Heroin to be specific. And I'm fucking good at my job. Enough to fight my way to the top position, controlling all of Austin's supply. So what if I had to kill the previous boss to do it. I do what has to be done. Never cared about consequences because I never had anything to lose. Until I met Miri. My doll. She's my weakness and somehow, my enemies found out about her. If they hurt her, they will regret the day they ever heard my name. Boss. They call me Boss for a reason. What I say goes, including the price on the heads of anyone who dares to fuck with what belongs to me. My Miri. 

My Thoughts…

Oh My Jagger!   I knew that he was a good guy, even with his tough guy exterior and his drug lord ways.     In Junkie, book one of this series, he showed that he could be ruthless if he has to be but in reality he has the biggest, strongest heart.     When Junkie ends Miri is in a horrible situation that is caused by Jagger’s role as a drug lord.    Jagger picks up right where Junkie ended.   Jagger is willing to go to the end of the world to save and protect Miri.   There is no one off limits, no place to hide her, and nothing he won’t do to get her back.   I love how he doesn’t let anyone get in his way to protect what is his.   MINE! is definitely what Miri is to Jagger.   
 The dual points of view are perfect for this story.    It was wonderful to get both Miri and Jagger’s view on the happenings in their life.    Miri tells the tale of being held captive and how she fights to work through it just to get back to the man she loves.    Jagger tells the story of how he fights to get Miri back and what he has to do to keep her safe.     Neither of the stories are easy to read.   Heather C. Leigh holds nothing back.   This story is not easy to read, it is rough, it is brutal, and it is vicious to read.  

I recommend this book and this series.   It is definitely not what everyone will enjoy but I loved every word, chapter, and page.

Did you miss Junkie, book 1 in the Broken Doll series?   Check it out HERE

 Read a Bonus Scene HERE  

Meet Heather C. Leigh 

 Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the 'dark' side of fame. The part that the public doesn't get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships. Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby. She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it's not real chocolate so it doesn't count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time. My favorite authors are Dan Wells, Ken Follett, and Stephen King.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Mira

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr creates an emotional and uplifting ensemble of characters in this rags-to-riches-to-rags novel about women, friendship and the complex path to happiness 

In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing.

Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she'd rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan.

Riley and Emma were like sisters—until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can't escape her husband's reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help—her former best friend. It's an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they've made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other—and themselves—can each of them find the life she wants.

My Thoughts…

Robyn Carr wrote a story that is full of so much emotion.   There are second chances, renewed friendships, and strong women characters within this story.    Emma Shay and Riley were best friends who had a falling out of a guy and never managed to reconnect until Emma comes back home after her husband kills himself.     The mess Emma is left with comes as a shock and changes her entire life.   I loved Emma.   The strength, the power, and the ability to stand on her own two feet made her so very strong.      While most women would fall apart and play the poor me card whenever they could Emma decides to come out on top and make a life for herself.   She does that and so much more.  

Riley is equally as strong.    Growing up poor, without a father, and then becoming a single mother is not an easy life.   Yet, Riley proves she has what she takes to make something of herself.   She takes a house cleaning business and builds it into a successful business.     I really enjoyed how she respected her employees.   She catered to the working and single parents; she understood the life’s that they led and what they needed to be employed successfully.    But what really stuck with me is when she started to realize what she was missing in her life.   She began to understand what was important and what needed to be changed to be able to become successful and happy.    I think this is a lesson for many parents’ not just single parents. 

There were other relationships within this story but Emma and Riley’s is the one that I enjoyed the most.   Adam and Emma were great together, Riley and Jock’s was interesting, but the best friend relationship is what really talked to me the most.    

I recommend picking up your own copy of The Life She Wants.

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 Meet Robyn Carr…
 “I’m frequently asked what it is about my stories that make them so popular. I think it’s the sense of community and that combination of romance and women’s fiction,” says author Robyn Carr. “I’m naturally drawn to strong, capable female characters, and when I begin a story, I ask myself, ‘What is she up against?’ It’s very empowering to read about women like ourselves as they resolve the issues that threaten their happiness and peace of mind. It’s also empowering to watch smart women choosing and falling in love with men of honor and integrity.”

 The author of more than 40 novels, Robyn reaches a wide audience with her writing. In addition to her touching novels, she’s written historical and contemporary romance, as well as a gripping thriller. “This is the best job I’m ever going to get wearing pajamas,” she says of her writing career.

Originally from Minnesota, Robyn and her family have seen much of the country, thanks to her husband, Jim, and his career in aviation. After the two high school sweethearts married, Jim joined the air force. They’ve lived in Texas—all four corners—Alabama, Florida, California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. The couple moved to Henderson, Nevada, so Jim could explore a new business opportunity. “At first, being a Midwest girl at heart, I said, ‘Oh, no, not another desert!’ It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the beauty of Nevada—and the unrivaled spectacle of Las Vegas!”

Robyn well remembers how she began her career as an author more than 25 years ago. “I was trained as a nurse but found it impossible to get work because my husband was constantly being transferred. At the time, I was reading a lot of genre fiction for the sheer entertainment value, and I thought to myself, ‘I can write this!’”

 And how was her first foray into the world of literature received? “It was universally panned. I thought I had written Gone with the Wind, but in actuality it was complete trash.” In fact, it was on her third try that Robyn finally succeeded in becoming a published author. Now that Robyn’s two children are grown—and finally out of the house—she has the luxury of a little free time. “Until my kids grew up, I didn’t realize that a person could have hobbies other than laundry,” she jokes. But it turns out not to be hobbies that keep Robyn busy when she isn’t writing— she has found her niche in community service.

She has mentored a seniors’ memoir-writing group, attends book club chats in and out of state whenever possible and is working with her local library on the Carr Chat Series, a program centered on fund-raising and visiting-author events that bring writers, their books and the community together. “It is the people in my life that fill the well,” she says. “Especially the people who share my love for books and writing.” 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnna Thayne PROMO



Come celebrate the festive season with the authority on contemporary holiday romance, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne, who returns with another chapter in the trials and tribulations of small town life in SNOWFALL ON HAVEN POINT (HQN Books, October 2016, $7.99 U.S./$9.99 CAN.). Set beneath the rugged Idaho mountainside in a magical lakeside town where even the most damaged of souls may find comfort, SNOWFALL ON HAVEN POINT is the latest installment in Thayne’s popular Haven Point series.

 Andrea Montgomery—graphic artist and widowed mother to two beautiful young children—is still acclimating to peaceful Haven Point after surviving the most tumultuous time of her life, a period that included not only the death of her beloved husband—a Portland police officer—but also an awful physical assault inflicted on her by an obsessive stalker whose pursuit of Andie eventually culminated in a terrifying shootout with the Haven Point police. 

 Now, for the first time in a year, Andie is finally starting to feel safe. She and her fragile kids are even looking forward to their first Haven Point Christmas—one that thankfully doesn’t include any more big, scary men around to frighten them. But then Andie is asked to look after a neighbor—a friend’s brother— who recently broke his leg. Unfortunately, that neighbor just happens to be County Sheriff Marshall Bailey—the most intimidating and foul tempered man in town.

 Sheriff Marshall Bailey is used to being in control of every facet of his life. Single and devoted only to his career, Marshall is investigating a significant amount of missing funds from the Haven Point police department when he is suddenly mowed down by an anonymous hit-and-run driver in an isolated snowy parking lot one night, leaving him with a shattered leg but lucky to be alive. Aware that his attacker is likely someone close to him, Marshall just wants to be left alone to heal and to get to the bottom of this case without any distractions…. 

However, when Andie appears on his doorstep the next day offering her aid, with two precocious kids in tow, Marshall is unappreciatively taken aback. Rudely independent, the last thing Marshall wants is anyone making him feel like a pity project, especially someone who dislikes him as much as Andie obviously does. 

Although initially turned off by Marshall’s unapologetic masculinity, Andie soon finds herself warming to the decent, caring man beneath the gruff exterior, an individual to whom her tentative children quickly become attached. But no matter how attracted she begins to find him, Andie knows that Marshall is offlimits as far as she’s concerned. This widow has vowed never to get involved with a policeman again. 

Marshall also knows Andie needs someone far more family-oriented and less set in his stubborn ways than him. But for the first time in his life, he can actually envision a life beyond the job…. 

But when Marshall’s life is threatened by a dangerous assailant, Andie finds herself at a crux—caught between choosing the safe, comfortable world she’s been building around herself since the assault or fighting for Marshall and a possibility of a life together. SNOWFALL ON HAVEN POINT

Meet New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. 
Her love affair started as soon as she learned to read, when she used to devour anything she could get her hands on: cereal boxes, encyclopedias, the phone book, you name it! She loves the way words sound, the way they look on the page and the amazing way they can be jumbled together in so many combinations to tell a story.

Her love of reading and writing those words led her to a fifteen-year career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and editor. 

Through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best. She sold her first book in 1995 and since then she’s published more than 40 titles. Her books have won many honors, including three RITA® Award nominations from the Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews. 

RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at

Lost Wolf by Stacy Claflin Book Blitz

Lost Wolf
Stacy Claflin
(Curse of the Moon, #1)
Publication date: July 17th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once.
Victoria can’t wait to start college, but there’s a hitch—she can’t remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something horrific. The shock on his face affirms her fears.
Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he’d see his true love again—not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten what happened, she doesn’t even know who she is.
He’s determined to do whatever it takes to restore what they’ve lost. Can Toby help Victoria recover her memories, or will he lose her forever?

Beads of sweat broke out along my hairline. I wiped them away, tightened my ponytail, and ran faster along the dirt trail, jumping over exposed roots and ducking under low-hanging branches. Pine trees, firs, and alders turned my path into more of an obstacle course than a trail.
A twig snapped behind me.
I glanced back, but didn’t see anything. Probably just a raccoon.
My sneaker hit a root and my arms flew in front of me. I landed on my hands and knees, and slid down an incline. Rocks and branches dug into my skin until I crashed into a huckleberry bush.
I stood and dusted myself off. Blood dripped from my legs. I pulled twigs, dirt, and small rocks from the cuts.
“Nice work, Victoria,” I muttered to myself.
Sasha had said I shouldn’t have gone into the forest for my first jog. But having just moved to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, I wasn’t about to join a club when I had the great outdoors. Birds chirped all around and a stream bubbled nearby. It was like the woods were telling me I’d made the right choice.
Another snap.
“Who’s there?” I sounded a lot braver than I felt. My heart thundered against my ribcage and I whipped my head around. My roommates had said the woods were safe, but I was also trusting people who had been strangers only a couple days earlier.
Why had I gone into the woods alone? Wasn’t that how half of all horror movies started?
I thought of Sasha running on a treadmill, flirting with cute college guys. Maybe she was the smart one.
“Hello?” I called.
Nothing. The birds had even stopped singing.
“Is anyone there?”
The footsteps came closer.
My pulse drummed in my ears. I fought to breathe normally.
A small gray and black wolf stepped out from behind the tree. He made eye contact with me.
I didn’t move a muscle, holding its gaze.

Author Bio:

Stacy Claflin is a USA Today bestselling author who writes about complex women overcoming incredible odds. Whether it's her Gone saga of psychological thrillers, her various paranormal romance tales, or her sweet romance series, Stacy's three-dimensional characters shine through.
Decades after she wrote her first stories on construction paper and years after typing on an inherited green screen computer that weighed half a ton, Stacy realized her dream of becoming a full-time bestselling author.
When she's not busy writing or educating her kids from home, Stacy enjoys watching TV shows like Supernatural, Pretty Little Liars, and Once Upon a Time.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster & GIVEAWAY

New Release........
Book #4 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor

Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.

Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance. 

When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?

CRUSHING ON LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

My Thoughts…

Anyone who has followed my blog knows that I LOVE Melissa Foster and her Love in Bloom Series.   This is my second favorite book in the series, my first being Treat Braden’s book ~Lovers at Heart.     Steve.. Oh Steve.   I wanted to climb that mountain and give him some company, even though he was seemed to be happy being a loner.    I knew he needed company, I knew his soul mate was out there, and I was thrilled when Shannon Braden showed up on his mountain.    She is exactly what he needed to shake up his life.  

Shannon Braden is chatty and outgoing, both things Steve Johnson is not.     I knew that when I heard Shannon and Steve were going to be together it was going to be fireworks.    Melissa Foster did not disappoint.   The sparks flew, the heat was obvious, and there was never a doubt that these two were meant to be.   Yet, I really enjoyed their honesty and conversations.    They put it all on the table, telling what they were each looking for, and what they were willing to give up.    These conversations showed just how true and worthy there were of finding each other and their true loves.    

This entire series is full of contemporary romances with amazing characters, wonderful happy ever afters, and hot sex!    The characters are realistic and lovable.  The settings are always amazing with the stunning mountains, exotic islands, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous ranches.     But the best parts of Melissa’s stories are the relationship and friendships.    They are the things that readers dream of.   

If there is any doubt… CHECK THIS BOOK OUT!     Actually check this entire series out.    This is truly a series that can be read in any order.   The characters make appearances in each other’s books but each book has a beginning and an ending.   There are no cliffhangers.  

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Healed by Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)
Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Surrender My Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #2)
Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love. .

In SURRENDER MY LOVE... Annalise "Leesa" Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush--and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.

From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He's a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there's a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart--and a painful past--but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.

A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs--and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?

SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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River of Love Book (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #3)
Fall in love with Sam Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love.

River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He’s fast, focused, and determined—and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.

Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She’s also put what she’s learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss’s sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn’t want, and she’s determined to resist him.

Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn’t have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it’s Faith who’s left with something to prove.

RIVER OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa at The World Literary Cafe or her personal website.Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chasing Dragonflies by Tee Smith PROMO

Title: Chasing Dragonflies
Author: Tee Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2016
Six years in captivity.

Six years locked away from the world

Finally, after all these years Maddie finds her freedom. But is one ever truly free of their past?
It feels like she has woken from a deep slumber and the whole world has changed. She barely recognises her own reflection, everyone has moved on.
Nothing is the same.
The man she loved, who she thought was lost forever, is still alive.
Is this her second chance at life?
Maddie wants to go out in the world, everyone wants to hold her back.
Does she have the courage to move forward and find peace in her life, despite what others want from her? Only she can decide.
“This is a sweet love story of how she overcomes the past to find a future filled with love through many trials and difficulties.” - Reader Review
Tee Smith released her debut novel Collecting Scars in 2016. She always wanted to write professionally, but as it does, life got in the way and she only took up writing novels after she turned 40.
Tee lives on a small farm in Western Australia, with a host of animals, including two donkeys. As well as writing, she is also a nurse, wife and mother to four teenagers.