Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Summer's Deadly Kiss (A Vampire Inheritance Saga Novel)' by Cate Farren


A new adult paranormal romance.

Life for Clover Kwon couldn’t be much worse. A year has passed since she witnessed the brutal death of her boyfriend, Frankie, and even with the help of a therapist she is unable to come to terms with what she saw that night. Not only did she lose Frankie, but Clover’s best friend, Saskia, hasn’t spoken to her since. It doesn’t help matters that her mother is a raging alcoholic, her father is a philanderer and everyone in her hometown, Chapel Green, Maine, thinks she’s crazy. And she’s apt to believe them.

Jared Van Clayborne seems to have it all. He is a gorgeous, newly-turned vampire, an heir to a fortune and his mentor, Sutton, is the daughter of Dracula. On the inside, he’s a mess. Atrocities he’s committed in the past year torture his thoughts, he is miserably failing high school and has no hope for the future. Jared is forced into counseling, but because he must keep his vampirism a secret, it hasn’t helped.

Jared makes a desperate decision one night, but fate brings him face to face with Clover, a girl he had a crush on when they were in elementary school. A passionate magnetism draws them to one another. They both have secrets, but find solace in each other’s arms.

Things begin looking up when Clover is finally reunited with Saskia. The young women are determined to figure out what happened to Frankie, and launch an investigation to bring those responsible to justice. As Clover and Saskia start piecing together clues, it draws the attention of some powerful individuals and puts their lives, and everyone around them, in jeopardy.

When Clover uncovers the dark truth about Chapel Green’s inhabitants she is torn between vengeance and love for her greatest enemy. Now, not only is her sanity at stake, but also her life.

Summer’s Deadly Kiss is book one in the The Vampire Inheritance Saga.

Warning - This books contains sex, violence, bad language, and hot vampires.

Read an excerpt:
“I could stay like this forever,” said Clover. “I could stay with you forever.” 
“Me, too,” said Jared. 
She stifled a laugh. “I’m being silly. We only really met in person last night.” 
“It doesn’t feel like that to me.” 
“Me neither.” 
He leaned in to kiss her just as a light spray of water from the sea washed over them. His lips were soft, caressing her own gently at first, but she pressed harder, wanting to feel him more. She felt his tongue tickle hers, and laughed, breaking the kiss. 
“Are you okay?” he asked. 
“I’ve never been kissed like that before,” she said. “It might as well have been my first kiss.” 
She hated herself for saying it as soon as the words escaped her mouth, but they were true. She’d liked Frankie, and still felt guilty about his death, but his kisses had never thrilled her. Jared’s kiss was like fire.

“I wish you were my first kiss.”

'When We Love' by G. Whitman (Proceeds from sales to be donated)


** 50% of net sales from 5/18/14 to 8/31/14 to be donated to organization in story. ****
"I care about you Lauren, but I can’t just jump back into things with us. Look you needed time, now I need time.”
“Time for what?”
“Time to figure out if I can trust you. I’m not a part-time guy. When I love and care about someone, I give myself completely. That’s what should happen when we love someone.”
“Hank please…”

Lauren's life has been about her job teaching and raising her daughter. When her daughter goes off to college, Lauren finds herself alone for the first time in years. Now when she finally takes time for herself, she meets a local painter, Hank Waters.

Hank Waters loves to paint and when his creative juices don't flow, he shell fishes. The women he meet are usually interested in one thing- money. When he meets Lauren, she's like a breath of fresh air. Someone who shows some interest in him and someone who he finds captivating as well as pretty.

As their relationship develops, they need to recover from old feelings and old relationships. Will Hank's ex be a threat?

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Free read! 'The Consultant (WLUV #1)' by Jayne Blue

Book Description:

With THE CONSULTANT Jayne Blue introduces you to WLUV, the television station with nothing going for it but hot on-air talent. THE CONSULTANT is a sexy, contemporary romance that leads off the WLUV series.

Macy Green shows up at WLUV after a spectacular scandal. She was the nation’s hottest investigative journalist until her famous sports caster boyfriend publicly dumped her to knock-up America’s favorite perky morning talk show host.

Now Macy has been bumped back down to local news, this time as THE CONSULTANT. It’s Macy’s job to fix loser television stations, that’s where WLUV comes in. WLUV is populated by a quirky cast of characters and is in the ratings basement. That’s why station owner, Wes Thompson, wants to shut it down.

WLUV’s one last chance before Wes sells it for parts is Macy Green. Macy Green’s one last chance at love is Wes Thompson, if she can stop fighting with him long enough to realize it.

Will the ratings go up? Will WLUV survive? Can a network hotshot find true love in local news? Find out in The Consultant.

WLUV – TV where passion is always the lead story!

Includes a bonus excerpt of The Rookie Reporter – WLUV Book #2




From the author:
This series is very steamy and set in a local newsroom. Fans of Bella Andre's Sullivan Series will love these books. Each is set in the same world but follows different characters.

Author Bio: 
I am a Jayne of all trades! I've worked in media and law. I married my high school sweetheart and am mom to three boys and one girl who I SWEAR is Gilda Radner returned. Along with worky work I've been band mom, theater mom, football mom, and reading room mom. I write witty smut and sizzling love stories.

'Surrender to Ryan' by Cassandra Black


After splitting up with her son’s father, Vincent, who she still has feelings for, the last thing on Destiny’s mind is a relationship. A fling maybe, but a relationship? Never. But things may change when she meets the handsome war hero, Ryan Colby, during a long-overdue night out with her girlfriend, Porsha. Not only is Ryan handsome and oozing with sex appeal, he’s modest, kind, and a perfect gentleman -- and, unlike her son’s father, he’s a “grown-ass” man who seems to know how to appreciate a good woman.


Author Bio: 

Cassandra Black is a writer, publisher and entrepreneur. A resident of Atlanta, she travels frequently to the tropics to enjoy the Caribbean Sea. She has penned several romance novellas, a children's picture book, and a plethora of real estate and small business publications. Her joy is reading and writing stories that delve into the often forgotten trials, tribulations, souls of women. See a full list of her books on Amazon.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

'Falling Into You (Geek to Chic Series #1)' by Nikki Brinks


What happens when the lives of a clumsy bombshell and a forever in control hotty computer geek collide, literally?

As Roni Atlas is escorted from her work after being fired she trips, which is nothing new for her. What is new is the fact that on her way down to the ground she crashes into a hunk of a man. Roni lands right on top of the man. Looking up to apologize, she realizes she has just knocked over the man she has been lusting over each morning at the coffee shop. Can her luck get any worse?

Derek Callaway is blown away by the blonde now straddling him. In all honesty he has been blown away by her for the last six months. Being an insecure nerd he never approached her. Once again he misses his chance to ask her out when she stumbles off.

However, fate intervenes one more time to bring these two together later that night when they run into one another at a local bar. Just like last time, fate has a painful way of using Roni’s clumsiness to bring them together.

Will this be another disaster of a relationship? Or will this be the relationship they both have longed for?

***This book contains steamy scenes between a former geek turned hotty and a clumsy woman that will knock your socks off. As well as a few laughable and a few cringe worthy moments of total clumsiness. We can’t forget the best friends who may or may not kill each other.***

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About the Author

Nikki Brinks is a native of Colorado. She lives with her husband, two sons and a few crazy pets in the suburbs of Denver. Nikki has been an addict of romance novels of all types for several years. She is best described as a hopeless romantic. She began writing short stories and poetry in elementary school and continued to write as a hobby into throughout her life.

Beyond writing her life revolves around her two boys and all the chaos that comes along with raising boys in a state known for having a wonderful array of outdoor activities.

Nikki loves to hear from her readers:

Email: nikkibrinksauthor@gmail.com

Twitter: @NikkiBrinks

Blog: http://nikkibrinksauthor.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

'Stolen Dreams' by Sanet Smit


As the curtain rises, Renate Orbit-Reese, darling of the dancing world, steps onto the stage … only to collapse moments later. Her daughter Ilze panics, and in her headlong dash to get her mother to hospital, runs over a man standing in the road next to his vehicle.

When the media gets hold of the story, Ilze’s private life becomes a nightmare of speculation and insinuation.

In the dramatic moment when Ilze crashed into the stranger, he in turn crashed into her heart. Somehow she must explain her feelings to her long-time partner and enter a new world where she discovers the true meaning of love.

But the road to happiness is not easy. Why does a sensitive secret emerge after so many years? And how does Ilze know who to trust?

Read an excerpt:
Turn around, Ilze, go back. You don’t belong here …
Her heart beats faster and faster as she walks slowly into the room. Ilze is sure that it can be seen. A green curtain was drawn closed yet with natural light from behind the silhouette of a human being laying there. Upon closer peering a raised leg in plaster stood out…
Oh Ilze, what have you done?
As she pulls back the curtain, she looks at the man, guilt written all over her face, but gets thrown off guard when he looks back just as intently. She finds it hard to breathe. Her heart skips a beat and her body is paralysed while he keeps her captive with his eyes. The smile that takes over his face just adds to the instant charm of the man.
Dark beautiful eyes. Yours burn into mine. You hold me prisoner. I feel useless. I’m afraid I’m going to fall and be lost forever.
There is silence around her, as though time has stopped. Was this what it was like to get lost in emotions? What was it like to breathe?
I’m drowning in your eyes and I don’t want it to end.
They are staring at each other. Neither having the power to find the ability to speak, and break out of this spell. This is a craziness she’s never experienced before. It’s sweet; a dream she’s always just read about; the age old story of love at first sight. How will she ever get her heart back again? Did she want it back after this?
I was a leaf in the wind, predictable in my own world. There was no sunshine; it was cold; constant and consistent. Then suddenly, when my eyes fell upon yours, there was silence. A silence wished for but never achieved. The wind calmed and I knew it was you I was waiting for.


About the author

Growing up in a self-created imaginary world, Sanet Smit wrote her first story at age nine.

She was born in a small town, Three Rivers – a suburb in Vereeniging, South Africa. She did a short writing course in 1991 at the University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. She also completed a creative writing course in 2006 at the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies and scriptwriting for TV & Film in 2011 at Stotts Cengage Education, New Zealand.

Her future plans include writing romantic novels for an audience of people who like romance and human interest stories. She would also like to continue writing for children of all ages. She has also started writing television and film scripts.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Review of 'Just Desserts (A Perfect Dish Duo Novel)' by Tawdra Kandle



When her friend Julia needed help forming a revenge plan against her ex-boyfriend, Ava was happy to lend a hand. She never expected that in the course of making Liam pay, she'd be the one to fall hard. . .for the one person who was absolutely off-limits. Crushing on the guy who humiliated her best friend is definitely against the girl code.

Besides, Ava has goals. Her life is all about graduating with honors and landing the perfect job. And Liam Bailey—sweet-talking, complicated son of a well-known local politician—isn't part of those plans.

But Liam doesn't give up easily. And he doesn't intend to let their friends' opinions, his parents' disapproval or Ava's past get in the way of what he wants--Ava's heart.

**My thoughts**

I went through a gamut of emotions toward the characters while reading this book. I found the situation to be somewhat familiar, as I remember dealing with such men and craziness in the good ole college days. That bad boy who broke your best friend's heart, yet was so appealing to you...

I didn't like Liam for a long time. He did Julia wrong in the first book, 'Best Served Cold.' All of the stories about him being a player made me wary of him. Again, I have seen men like this before. Plus, his persistence, while some may find endearing, could also be annoying. I think he knows what he is doing, but his past makes it seem more trustworthy. Eventually, though, I did come around to him.

I really liked Ava. She is strong and determined. Her back and forth regarding her feelings for Liam made me want to scream. In the book world, it is so much easier to quickly make up your mind. But the vacillating felt so much more realistic than other books. The heart wants what it wants and can often be in direct conflict with your head. One may rule over the other at any given moment in any given situation. Perhaps it made me crazy because I saw so much of myself in the situation?

That doesn't mean that it making me crazy was a bad thing. In fact, that was one of the "realest" books I have read in a long time. The situation is familiar. The characters are familiar. Ava telling her side of the story in first person only helped to draw me even more into the story, placing me directly in her shoes. Her thoughts were my thoughts. Her actions were my actions. I got it.

'Just Desserts' is a great compliment to whatever you are doing to relax. This is probably the first one of Tawdra Kandle's books that I haven't read while enjoying margaritas, but it was still a fun read. It helps to have read 'Best Served Cold,' but it isn't totally necessary before enjoying this tasty treat. If you read this one first, you will definitely want to read the first one to figure out what had gone so wrong!

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About the Author

Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. Her first published work appeared in Child's Life magazine when she was 13. After a brief, thirty-year hiatus, she published a young adult quartet, The King Series. More recently, she's released contemporary and paranormal romances in both the adult and New Adult genres. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.

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