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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Meeting Miss Mystic....

Meeting Miss Mystic
(Heart of Montana, Book 5)
by Katy Regnery



High school principal Paul Johansson has never been lucky in love, which is too bad, because few men in Montana are more naturally romantic. Then his friend Maggie signs him up for Internet dating, and while Paul is initially furious, he’s soon blown away by Holly Morgan, a blonde, blue-eyed art teacher from Connecticut. She might just be the girl of his dreams.

Zoe Flannigan—aka Holly Morgan—totally forgot about the account she set up two years ago on Meet-the-One.com. In fact, after an accident that left her physically and emotionally scarred, she hasn’t been up for meeting or dating anyone. Until she meets Paul who is handsome, sweet, and too-good-to-be-true. But while the built-in anonymity of the Internet offers a buffer, she can’t hide in cyberspace forever, either from Paul’s expectations or herself. There’s a journey she must take, and at the end of it will be a love as beautiful and boundless as the wide Montana sky.




What another fabulously written HEA. Katy's stories just keep getting better and better. Meeting Miss Mystic is book 5 of the Heart of Montana Series. principle Paul is bound and determined to get his happily ever after one way or another. So why not go the internet route and meet someone on line. I mean what could he possible lose. Holly (Zoe) thought the same thing. Sure she has had a terrible few years and changed up her lifestyle a bit, but she to was interested in finding love. Can a long distance relationship work? Can Paul and Holly find the love that they are looking for? Does appearance really matter? The heart will only tell in this fabulous love story.

I received an ARC from the Author for an honest opinion.


Black Horse Release & Review...



Coming on June 28th! 

Black Horse by Addison Kline

An erotic Romantic Suspense Novel that will leave you gasping for air...





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Synopsis:


There is no sensation, no experience more delicious and tempting to the senses than the taste of forbidden love. The longing… The desire… The unquenched thirst for his touch. He was the man I was never supposed to love. I was supposed to hate him. I suppose part of me did and that is what made the desire so much more intense. He set a fire under my skin that burned white hot with every smoldering glance. He sets my soul ablaze, the slow burn of passion aching in every inch of my body. 



Black Horse. The name haunted my dreams… But regardless of family vendettas, old hurts and contemptuous blood shed, the heart wants what it wants… and mine has a mind of its own and my mind is set on Colton McClain.



His family is known by his father’s nickname: Black Horse. Like one of the four horses flying out of the gates of hell, Tom “Black Horse” McClain ripped my world apart fifteen years ago. I was only seven when I found my mother and father dead in their beds, with Tom McClain standing over them with a blood stained butcher knife. He would have come for me, too, had my brothers not saved me. Seth, my older brother, swooped me up before I had the chance to scream and covered my mouth with his hand.



Tom McClain sought out the services of my father in a time of great need. My father, Nathan Ford, was a highly reputable criminal defense attorney, who took on Tom’s case when he was accused of murdering his wife after she was caught in bed with another man. Tom didn’t have the money to pay for my father’s services, so he took on the case pro bono because he believed in Tom’s innocence. I remember my dad meeting with Tom in his study while my mother looked after Colton, my brothers and I in the kitchen. We had become very close. My brothers once considered Colton their best friend. Not anymore. 



My father got Tom off on a technicality. The prosecution had no reliable witnesses and they weren’t about to rely on the testimony of a five year old boy; Colton himself. He had witnessed the whole ordeal himself. How does Tom repay my father for his kindess and generosity? He murdered him in his sleep. He killed Daddy first. Momma screamed when she saw a man standing over her bed, and that is what woke me. In just my nightgown and socks, I tip-toed down the hall past Timmy, Randy and Seth’s bedrooms and as I entered the doorway to Momma and Daddy’s room, Tom McClain plunged a knife through my mother’s chest. My blood ran cold. I tried to scream but no sound would come out. The next thing I knew, Seth had his hand over my mouth and we hid in the hall closet. Tears streamed down my face as my arms and legs shook. I could her Tom’s boot echo against the hard wood floor of the hall. 



“Sssh… Don’t say a word…” I remember Seth urging. 
The air in the closet was stifling; warm and dead like a coffin. I could hear my brothers’ heavy breathing. Our dog Micah’s frantic barking from the back yard. She knew something was horribly wrong. His bootfalls were getting closer… louder… I took a deep breath and didn’t dare exhale in fear that he would hear me. Somehow, I was able to stifle my tears, but something happened that was out of my control. My throat caught from my sobbing. Tom heard it. The foot steps intensified, beating a path to the closet door. Seth, still firmly holding me, swung around so I was facing the inside of the closet. I focused on the faded floral pattern of the shelf lining that was barely visible in the dark lighting of the closet. I focused on anything but the sound of Tom McClain’s approaching footsteps. Then a loud clicking sound made it impossible. The sound of a shot gun barrel banging into place. He didn’t even bother opening the door. 

Bang! Bang! Then silence.

Out of instinct I jumped into the shelf before me and cowered behind the extra blankets mother kept neatly stored on the shelf. I was stunned that I was still alive, until reality set in. Seth had slumped down against the door of the closet, unrecognizable and motionless. The shotgun blast had obliterated his once handsome face. 
I am supposed to hate Colton McClain, but I can’t. When the police showed up the next day, they found Colton locked in his father’s pick-up a block away, hungry, thirsty and distraught. He was taken away by the state and put in foster care because none of his relatives wanted to have anything to do with the Black Horse name. Black Horse was caught trying to jump the border with my father’s wallet in his pocket and $10,000 in cash in a duffel bag. He traveled alone, having abandoned Colton in his truck back in Oakely. I guess his boy knew too much. When officials apprehended him, they ran my Daddy’s license and discovered that he was found murdered. Tom pleaded insanity, but after a thorough psychiatric evaluation, it was concluded that Tom McClain knew exactly what he was doing. He was sentenced to prison for twenty years, having received a lenient judge; a rarity in the State of Texas.

My surviving brothers Randy and Tim could never know about Colton and I. They’ve had it out for him for years. Bloodlines run thick around here. The sins of the fathers will forever haunt the sons, and women are to stand back and stay out of the way. Well, I have something to say about that… Fuck that, Colton McClain didn’t murder my family. His father did… and he suffered just as much as we did. Now fifteen years after the crime that screwed both of our lives up royally, Black Horse is getting out of jail. Just four days until his release. Colton wants to hide me. He said we can run… Start over somewhere else. My brothers are armed to the teeth and a war is about to break out. I have no intentions of sitting down or running away like a little girl. We cannot hide from this anymore. 

Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world that love can arise from the darkest of places.








Tabitha's Review:
I was given a copy of this book from the author to read and review for an honest opinion.

This was the first book of Addison Kline's that I have read. A romantic suspense book that will jeep you on your toes. When tragedy strikes among two families their is heartache and pain. Just when you think you can move on with your life your world come tumbling down yet again. In this book you will see love,hatred and despair. The connection between Averi and Colton is hot and leaves you wanting more. Can these two get past the childhood  that was robbed and move on with their future together? be sure to pick this book up and read it. It is a winner. i am so looking forward to the next book.

Sam's Review:
Colt has seen the true face of evil and lived in its shadow for all of his life. How could he not when his father murdered his mother along with anyone else who would show him any love and what it means to be a family. Averi has known Colt her whole life and she has been with him through it all. Averi was traumatized when she saw her parents and oldest brother killed but she has made a life for herself. A life with none other than Colt whose father just happens to be the bane of both of their existence and the root of their trauma. Her brothers Tim and Randy cannot accept that she can love this man even though they all used to be friends at one point. It takes a mad man getting out of jail and threating the woman they all love the most to bring them all together. Black Horse will do anything to finish what he started years ago. Will the combined efforts of the Ford brothers and Colt be enough to bring down the devil? Will Averi finally be able to find some peace in her life with Colt? Or will the devil prevail and make all of their lives more miserable than they already are? This is a wonderful book about unconditional love in the face of adversity, hate and pure evil.











About the Author

All About Addison


Addison Kline is an Amazon Best Selling Author who published her first book, Down To You in October 2013. Mark My Words followed in February 2014 and Black Horse is slated for release on June 28, 2014. She is a prolific writer and has many more plans in the works. Later this year, she hopes to release book three in the Love on Edge Series, titled Fighting for Chance. In addition she is working on book two of the Breaking Black series which is currently untitled. 

Addison loves to read and will read anything as long as it has a solid plot. Romance novels with no plot annoy her, so she tends to steer towards romantic suspense novels the most. Her favorite authors are Nora Roberts, M. Sembera, S. Donahue and Nicholas Sparks. When she is not reading and writing, she is spending time with her family. Addison lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their children. They love to travel, watch movies and chill out at home together.

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Consolation Prize Review &Blog Tour...



A woman who knows that the only guy she ever loved was a cheater and a slime-ball, but hates the idea of being the last one of her friends to be single…

A man who spent years chasing the beauty queen and always coming in second, takes a bet from his friends for a little action.  Little does he know that when they up the ante, they also get to pick the girl…
That’s when Miss Pinkhaired Girl suddenly turns into Miss Blue Eyes

Flynn Davis had spent years waiting on Courtney to give up the chase for the crown and settle down to married life and babies. When they broke up, he thought maybe he’d missed his chance to have the family he always wanted, regardless of how hard his friends, Drew and Allen, tried to hook him up.

Chloe Howard had her heart broken at Moody’s Bar when she discovered her boyfriend cheating on her. She left with tears, he left with a beer in his face. Now, at 29, she’s convinced the only males that give her any attention are her four-legged patients and they can’t talk back.


A bachelorette party brings her to Moody’s Bar once again. A guys night out brings Flynn. Because of a bet, they’re matched up whether they want to be or not, despite how hard they fight it. If only she could remember what happened last night…





Tabitha's Review:
This was the first book of Abbie St. Claire's that I have read. It was a great short read. This book was packed, with adventure, laughter and lots of steamy romance. What do men like to do when they go out on the town? Make bets and the woman like to get all dolled up and go out and party. Flynn and Chloe's story will take you on a ride. I would recommend this story for all you HEA lovers out there.

Sam's Review:
Abby St. Claire has done it again. Chloe is happy with her life as a vet but knows that her life is missing something. Nothing hammers that home like an e-vite to a bachelorette party for the last of her single friends. After being burned by the love train once Chloe is in no hurry to mount that ride again. Flynn has also been burned by love and wants nothing more than to live a nice peaceful life. His friends invite him out and knowing he can’t turn down a bet him that he cannot take a girl home with him. This little bet turns out to be the best thing to happen to both Flynn and Chloe. Theirs is a whirlwind romance but is definitely not without its trying times and doubts. This story is wonderfully written and helps to inspire the thought that rue love really is out there.

I'm a Texan through and through.

While I've lived in various parts of the state, Houston is home now, but Dallas is my favorite part of the state and Austin runs a close second. Let's hear it for the HORNS! 

The hubs and I enjoy having friends over and our place is kind of a hangout...of sorts. We cook and entertain together.

I want my stories to excite the reader. I love it when readers reach out to me.

I have several things planned for 2014. Up first will be my series of Hook-Ups with Ace's Key, Booty Call and Consolation Prize. 

I'm launching a standalone novella series called The KISS ME SERIES. Each novella will be sure to deliver snarky or wild and zainey or erotic twist to romance and perhaps a combo of all of it. First up is KISS ME-MY ASS guaranteed to get the temperature up, if you know what I mean. Releasing in August. It's going to be a party! 

Followed by KISS ME-THERE and KISS ME-IN THE RAIN and KISS ME-FOREVER.

There are over 20 books planned in this series, can be read in any order and all have an HEA. 

I am also writing a story for a HOT SUMMER NIGHTS anthology releasing in August.

Stay tuned, 2014 is going to be full of love in all the right places.







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Friday, June 27, 2014

Under Contract by Jacquelyn Ayres...


Book: Under Contract
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Erotic Romance/Erotic Humor
Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream. Er . . . let’s try this again. Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago. Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . . Mitch Colton is the CEO of Colton Technologies. Most of his year is spent traveling around the world, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. He doesn’t have time for a traditional relationship and the BS that comes with it. He doesn’t do the “marriage” thing, the “kid” thing, and he certainly doesn’t do the “falling in love” thing. All that said, he still wants someone to come home to. Someone who will offer everything he wants, and nothing he doesn’t. He realizes loyalty paired with these kinds of demands won’t come cheap. No problem. What he doesn’t realize is that once Charlotte McKendrick signs that dotted line, he’ll be paying with a lot more than money.
I am a Domestic Engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging, yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine) and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work all of this magic in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. Before becoming a Domestic Goddess (not really), I spent over a decade working in the medical field where I wore more hats than the Queen. I have had a love for the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. Finally, I have been putting a pen to paper allowing my characters to come to life. When I don't have a pen and paper in hand, you can often find me laughing at the conversations my characters are having in my head.

The Falling of Love Review

The Falling of Love
by Marisa Oldham


You will never forget your first date, your first kiss, or your first love. You will also never forget how it felt when it was torn apart. 

Seventeen-year old Grace Hathaway does not give much thought to falling in love, until the day that Ian Taylor, rebel and misfit walks into her math class. From their first conversation, Grace is mesmerized by Ian's charisma and rock star fa├žade. 

Ian Taylor, a seventeen-year old kid from the wrong side of the tracks tries to ignore the feelings he has for Grace, but is captured by her caring, non-judgmental personality from the moment they meet. Grace becomes Ian's everything and there is nothing he will not do for her. Hurting her was never part of his plan. 

“The Falling of Love” will take you on a sweet, emotional journey of two young adults falling in love for the first time, and then tear your heart apart when that love is threatened by dishonesty and betrayal. 

Reviews for “The Falling of Love”: 

“This book was emotionally wrenching and really pulls at you. You get angry, you get furious and you definitely feel sad, but you also feel and see the love between Marisa's characters and you see the confusion her characters are experiencing because of the various hurdles. This is a book you don't want to miss!! The ending is in a word ... POWERFUL!!! I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it and will definitely be in my to be read again list!” 

“The reality of the story was intense and the emotions that it stirred were immense. Looking forward to more from this author!” 


The Falling of Love is the first novel in a series of novels that will follow Grace Hathaway's life and personal struggles. Everyone has a beginning to their story and an end... 
This is the beginning of Grace's story. 

Please visit our Facebook page for updates on the series or to ask questions. Search for The Falling series of novels - by Marisa Oldham

The Falling of Love was a wonderful story of first love. When new student Ian comes to town Grace wants to be his everything. Ian a red-headed music crooner had a troubled youth and didn't get along with his parents too well. Grace and her sister Melissa both lived with and was being raised by their brother James. Both and Grace and Ian both had their ups and downs just like many new loves do. They stayed together for a few years and along with that came turmoil and tragedy.  Like most first loves you never ever forget that person or the way they made you feel. Although Ian keeps in trouble and is slowly losing his battle I am still Team Ian. Excited to read the next book of this series.

California born Marisa Oldham, now resides in Arizona where she practices her love of writing as a hobby. Writing is a new passion of hers and she plans to continue writing past just the novels in the Falling series. 
Marisa finds inspiration for writing her novels in her family, friends, and the world around her. She is currently working on two new novels.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

C. A. Ellis Cover reveal... The Vine

The Vine by CA Ellis
Release date: August 2014
Synopsis
LIZZY MAYNARD:
My Life used to be great. I was happy, full of energy, and most importantly, loved. From the day I was born, my family were everything to me: until tragedy struck. Since losing them, I don't love and I don't trust; that way, I don't get hurt.
My breath left my body on a soul-changing gasp when I encountered him, and it's yet to stabilize. In him, I have found the glue to mend my broken heart; he makes me feel complete. There is no doubt I love him, trust him and know he won't ever intentionally hurt me. Now, I could lose him. I could lose everything. And this time, I know I will struggle to recover.
Welcome to the battle for my life.
LUCAS CASTLE:
I work hard. It's the only life I know. I care about my family, but no one else. Certainly, there are women, but I don't do love or commitment, and I definitely don't believe in 'the one'.
My world tilted on its axis when it happened, when this girl came crashing into my world, changing my life for the better and making me undoubtedly aware that my life would never be the same again. I've fallen in love and want commitment because I have met 'the one'.
My life is now complete. Unfortunately, with a tragic twist of fate, I could lose her—my everything—but I will never give up, not without a fight.
Welcome to the fight of my life.
About the Author
Carol lives in Essex, UK with her husband and two little girls. She has always wanted to write a book so when she hit 40 it spurred her into action and in the summer of 2014, her dream will finally be made a reality.
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