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Friday, January 13, 2017

#REVIEW: Awakening Kiss by Sharon Kay

Title: Awakening Kiss
Author: Sharon Kay
Series: Watcher's Kiss #4
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publish Date: September 13, 2016
ISBN: 978-1536964103
Pages: 358
Buy It Link: Amazon
Synopsis: As part of the Watchers, Rhys is used to all types of combat, pursuit, and interrogation. But hacking and tracking through hidden online channels is where he excels. Shattering codes and sneaking around firewalls comes as easily to him as a swordfight or street brawl with a predatory enemy.

Cooking up sweet new pastry creations is Enza’s dream job. Kitchen appliances never fail her, unlike every computer she’s ever touched. Her fledging baking business is doing well, yet as streetlights flicker with her changing mood, she can’t shake the feeling that she’s different from everyone else. But life as a regular Chicago girl is all she’s ever known…until one hot summer night.

Violence threatens both of them when her world collides with Rhys’s in a dark city alley. As a raw and formidable ability awakens in her mind, she becomes targeted by the last person she expects. Drawn to his sweet baker with a pull he can’t deny, Rhys vows to protect her—no matter the consequences that will change their lives forever.


My Rating: 4 1/2 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
From the very first book I read from the author, Sharon Kay, I fell in love with her world. It reminds me a lot of JR Ward's series, Black Dagger Brotherhood. Very much a contemporary romantic paranormal genre. Her books are full of strong women, alpha warrior men, lots of paranormal activity, even an off-world, with a very contemporary, realistic Earth at the same time.
Enza is a co-owner of a pastry, coffee shop, and an amazing pastry chef in Chicago when she gets caught in the middle of a fight between dark elves and demons. Rhys, one of the Watchers about to break up the fight, thinks she is the enemy as she runs straight into a portal. And thus starts the next book that makes me love Sharon Kay more and more.
Enza is a strong woman emotionally, as she is faced with a new reality of her world that she once thought was so secure, as we all do. I'm not quite sure I would be quite so resilient in finding these things out and having my reality flipped on its ear.
Rhys is a Lash demon and one of the alpha warriors in the group called the Watchers. He is just as hot as all of the Lash demons have been in this series. While he is an alpha, he isn't an ass, being at least understanding as Enza struggles to come up with some understanding of the new knowledge of the worlds that she is coming across.
The action and romance in the book is amazing, and keeps the storyline going. It kept me reading far into the night, and until it was done the next day.
So, if you have never heard of this author, but love JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhoood, I suggest you check out Sharon Kay! She's definitely your next author on your list. Her books are just as addictive.

Friday, December 16, 2016

#BLAST and #GIVEAWAY: Captain Hawkins by H. Peter Alesso

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Strong vibrant characters with action packed battle drama Jamie Hawkins was living on an obscure planet in the twenty third-century when on one fateful night--his life changed forever. His heroic effort to save the lives of innocent women and children, caught in the cross-fire of war, placed him squarely in the cross-hairs of avenging soldiers. Hawkins was stunned when his rescue effort was seen as treachery. Unfairly convicted of treason by a corrupt judge, he was sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor on an infamous penal colony. Once in prison, his courage and perseverance won him the admiration and trust of his fellow convicts. While he was plotting his escape, an enemy attacked the planet-giving this daring warrior his chance. Together with his fellow prisoners, he launched a bold assault and high-jacked an enemy warship. From then on, Captain Jamie Hawkins and his ship the Indefatigable fought against a corrupt government--only to discover a mysterious alien presence behind the war.




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pete2As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations, and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of ten books.Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited

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Friday, December 9, 2016

#SALE: Seven Year Rule by Alaina Stanford


💖 Seven Year Rule 💖 
By Alaina Stanford 
Romance Suspense,
262 pages

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Whitney and Mason's life is perfect. When Beth explained her Seven Year Theory. They scoffed at the idea of the seventh year of marriage being the make it or break it year for most couples. That theory didn't apply to them. They were the perfect couple. Their brand new house overlooked a spacious lake. Their brand new cars were state of the art. Their careers were taking off at an accelerated rate. Their sex life was incredible. Their lives were perfect.

Mason considered himself incredibly lucky to have a wife like Whitney. She was beautiful, sexy, smart, had a professional attitude toward life and she wasn't interested in starting a family. When Whitney's widower brother-in-law was killed leaving his three small children in Whitney and Mason's charge, Mason is exposed to a new side of Whitney. A side he was not prepared for, a side he never thought he'd see.

Suddenly Mason's world was filled with diapers and stains. His perfectly coiffed wife quickly transformed into an unkempt mother of three living in jeans and carrying a diaper bag as a purse.

Mason's needs were no longer being filled. His house was a noisy mess. There was a 6-year-old boy looking to him for fatherly attention. But fatherhood requires a man to live for his children and not himself. Mason was not prepared to do that, but how could he walk away from Whitney in her hour of need?



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Alaina lives a stone's throw from the Mississippi River in Missouri. Her first story was published in the local newspaper at age 6. She hasn't stopped writing since.

Alaina spent the lazy summer nights of her childhood revamping movies, books or TV shows in her mind. She would twist and turn the plots and characters into a happy ending or spin off a further adventure for one of the minor characters that caught her eye.

Suspense and adventure are at the heart of each story. Yet, Alaina always manages to add a touch of romance. Alaina has seven children plus the many characters in her books that have become the foster children of her heart.

The Hypnotic Journey characters are her favorite. They are foolish, daring, resourceful, passionate and dedicated to their friends.

Alaina's love for Science Fiction (she's a confirmed Trekkie) gave birth to the Treborel Series. A paranormal romance featuring a psychotic villain and a multiple-layer of hero's fighting to survive the chaos.

Alaina's stories weave tales about the power of friendship as it carries her characters through situations they might not otherwise survive. You will find her stories exciting, sensual, and warm n' fuzzy.

All honest reviews are welcome and appreciated! If you have any questions, comments or just want to say hello to Alaina, you can visit her website

http://www.AuthorAlainaStanford.com or email her at 11alaina11@gmail.com.


She loves to hear from her readers.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#TOUR: Unexpected by P. F. Citizen One

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screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-7-11-05-pmA series of short, true life stories, which are the product of the travels and observations of one man. The stories are a miscellaneous collection of the funny and sad, of tragedy, love and friendship. And they are all, in a way, unexpected. Unexpected takes you on a journey from a Brazilian working on the oil rigs of Venezuela, who gets the shock of his life, to the uplifting story of a Chinese beggar living on the streets, entertaining passers-by with his songs and surviving through the mercy and kindness of others. There is a story for each of us in this book. Each one is subtly different and each carries either a message of hope for lost, or of caution for the unwary. Unexpected is just that. Just as life is and just as the course of our lives run, at times unexpectedly.



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screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-7-15-00-pmP.F. Citizen One is a writer. He works as a petroleum engineer, which requires a lot of traveling to different countries, and he uses the situations and varied people he has come across as an inspiration for his great love of writing. His interest in travel has meant that he has picked up some useful languages along the way, and he is now fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German, allowing him to go just about anywhere and still be understood. Most of the time. He lists his great fear as ''being stranded alone on a desert island'' and, as a result, he avoids traveling by boat whenever he can. P.F. Citizen One’s new book, Unexpected, was published on October 7th and is a book of short stories, inspired by his travels throughout the world and the people he has met.  

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

EXCERPT AND GIVEAWAY: Asian Slow Cooker Recipes by Kelly Kwok

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The Asian Slow Cooker cookbook provides great new flavors to try in your slow cooker. These simple and delicious recipes will have your favorite Asian dishes waiting for you right when you get home. With the press of a button, you can make authentic dishes that are healthier and tastier than their restaurant counterparts. You’ll experience a wide variety of flavors; choose spicy, vegetarian, noodles or rice. There are even recipes that have 5 ingredients or less. Extra long day? Kelly’s fuss-free one-pot and skillet recipes will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less?and with only one pan to wash, cleanup will be a breeze.Whether you’re in the mood for General Tso’s Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken, Beef Chow Fun, Panang Curry, Mapo Tofu or Tom Yum Hot and Sour Soup, you can have fast, delicious meals every day of the week the easy way.


EXCERPT:

We all have those busy weeknights when all we want to do is forget about
making dinner and order our favorite dishes from the local takeout
restaurant.

Who can resist slurping up the classic Chicken Lo Mein noodles with a plate
of Orange Beef, Teriyaki Chicken and Korean-Style Short Ribs?

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Bio: Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and specializes in Asian cuisine. You can often find her in the kitchen dreaming up tasty new dishes that are quick and easy to make for her family. She enjoys using her slow cooker and adding a fun and healthy twist to many classic favorites. Follow Kelly on her social media!
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

#REVIEW: First K.I.S.S. by VA Dold



What do you do when your past comes creeping back?

Carol Duffy is facing the next chapter in her life. She alternates between excitement and
fear as she drives toward her fresh start with a new job in a new state. She’s washed her cheating
ex-fiancé out of her hair, and the last thing Carol wants is another man in her life. Now if she
could just get her dog back.
Moving from the only home she’s known is terrifying enough. It’s a good thing she didn’t
know how deadly it could be or she would never have gotten into her car.
Widower Joe Christian has spent the last ten years raising his children as best he could and
managing the Rocking Double L Ranch for Lucas Le Beau. Relationships and romance are off
his menu.
He had his chance at true love and lost it.
The quiet life at the Rocking Double L is about to become much more exciting. It's just
another day on the Le Beau ranch with a heady combination of a romance that refuses to be
denied, Texas weather that can turn dangerous, and a lethal stalker.
Krystal's Intuitive Soulmate Service. Come to the Le Beau Rocking Double L Ranch, where
Krystal and your spirit guide will match you with your perfect partner today.



My Rating: 4 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I had read the previous Le Beau series and I loved it. This was an excellent way for the author to introduce a whole new series without alienating her previous series and her readership. However, because I knew of the previous series, and loved it so much, I was hoping for a little more paranormal than is in this book. It will just take a little adjusting. I'm not 100% sure you can read this book without at least a general knowledge of the previous series, as there are enough paranormal hints in it that could potentially throw off a brand-new reader.
That being said, I loved Carol and Christian's story. The author did a great job in helping the reader to empathize with Christian's love for his previous wife. I'm not quite sure ten year olds would agree so readily to the ending with someone they seemed to have hardly met, though maybe the time lapse between the children meeting her and the end just wasn't enough for me. I liked Carol as a character but felt she needed a little bit more of a backbone at times. Christian I loved, he was the perfect mix of rugged cowboy and gentleman.

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V.A. Dold is a bestselling author of the Award-winning Le Beau Series and the K.I.S.S series.
Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter with her computer, her coffee mug, and the Brothers, of course. Or a night with a sexy cowboy in the hayloft.
A Midwest native with her heart lost to Louisiana & Texas. She has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably taking in a movie, reading, or traveling. Oh, and there is the distinct possibility she is out cowboy hunting.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

#GIVEAWAY: Devour Reads Newsletters


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Okay, so let’s say you REALLY love – No, I mean LOOOOOOOVVVVEEE Billionaire romances. Who doesn’t, right? But you’re sick of wading through the vast emails and newsletters in your inbox. Oh my word, who isn’t RIGHT?
You sign up with Devour Reads for FREE and get information on up to 15 books in each of the TWO emails you’ll get in a month.
There will be freebies, sales, and new releases from the best authors in the category.
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No more running to the best sellers lists to drown in the sheer amount of books (good and bad and ugly).
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