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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Little Harmless Secret Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have the release day blast for A Little Harmless Secret today. there is info in the book and a giveaway for you all.

A Little Harmless Secret 
Harmless # 10
By: Melissa Schroeder
Releasing September 23, 2014
Self-Published

Blurb
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you can trust them.

Devon Stryker is a man with no past—not one anyone can dig up that is. His made up identity has kept him safe from everyone, except one woman. Five years earlier he let his guard down once, one night of unforgettable passion. He has yet to get her out of his mind. When he thinks he sees her in Seattle, he becomes obsessed with finding her.

Alicia Hughes hasn’t forgotten Devon either. She had been on assignment from MI-6 to find him. Since he disappeared, her life has fallen apart. When she comes face to face with the one man she loved—and the one she fears the most—she panics. When he catches up to her, he finds the woman he has always loved—and the child they made together.

As the old lovers form a tentative alliance, the feelings they both had for each other rise to the surface. They have to let those things go to protect everything they hold dear in the world because someone is intent on destroying them…by any means possible.

WARNING: This title includes secrets, guns, a sexy know-it-all hero, spies, a heroine who doesn’t trust the hero, meddling inlaws, even more spies, double crosses, cool computer things, and two people who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other even though they know it isn’t the right thing to do. Remember, it’s a Harmless book, so have ice water and towels nearby. This title includes secrets, guns, a sexy know-it-all hero, spies, a heroine who doesn’t trust the hero, meddling inlaws, even more spies, double crosses, cool computer things, and two people who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other even though they know it isn’t the right thing to do. Remember, it’s a Harmless book, so have ice water and towels nearby.


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From an early age, USA Today Bestselling Author Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.

Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, three nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to now retired AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter and spends her days thankful for their new home and the short trip to Wegmans.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Not Quite A Wife Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Not Quite A Wife blog tour. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Not Quite a Wife 
The Lost Lords # 6 
By: Mary Jo Putney
Releasing August 26th, 2014
Kensington

Blurb
Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent…except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife.

Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl—until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest.

Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love….

My Review
Laura left her husband ten years ago not because she didn't love him but because of something she saw. She never thought to see him again and has put to good use the money he gives her. She does everything she can to help others in need and has built a great place for those in need to go to. Now she crosses path with her husband and she has another passionate encounter with him that leaves her no other way than to talk to him. James has always loved Laura but he let her leave. Now he sees this as a great time to work things out. He is very proud of who she has become and all she has did. He wants to show her it can work between them. They both have did things that have made them enemies with others but one enemy is not going to let things go.

James or Kirkland as he is mostly called is a great man. he has did some bad things but he has a cause for doing them. He may seem hard at times but his line of work has called for it. He will risk his life to help people in need and he tries his best to show nice people he means no harm. He never pushes Laura but he tries in his way to show her he cares for her still and loves her. Laura has such an amazing heart and will give her last dime to help those in need. She loves Kirkland but doesn't think she can move past their history. She sometimes rushes into danger without thinking but it is usually to help someone. I like how she is so sweet and caring.

This was a great read as both main characters have such a drive to help those in need. I liked Laura right away but wasn't sure about Kirkland. He won me over when he stood up to her parents. They both have love between them but don't think it will work. Kirkland worries Laura will run again but he doesn't want to push her to stay with him. He gives her the space she needs. Laura has to learn that life isn't perfect and that even great people sometimes have hard decisions to make. There is danger as someone is after Laura and her amazing maid Violet. They both don't want to be a victim and try to manage things themselves. I have to admire Laura for what she does. I felt sorry for her at one point in the book as I  know what she was going through is like. The love between the two may not always show but you can tell they are perfect for each together. If you like danger and great characters give this one a try.

4 out of 5 Stars


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Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over 60 novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. In 2013 she was awarded the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals. She lives in Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four footed.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

What A Lady Most Desires Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the What A Lady Most Desires blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

What a Lady Most Desires
The Temberlay Series # 3 
By: Lecia Cornwall 
Releasing August 26th, 2014
Avon Romance 

Blurb
On the night before the final battle against Napoleon, Lady Delphine St. James finds herself dancing with the one man she has always wanted, Major Lord Stephen Ives. He makes it clear he has no time for a lady he sees as flirtatious and silly, but as the call to arms sounds, she bids him farewell with a kiss that stirs them both. When he returns gravely injured, she is intent on caring for him, even if his surly behavior tests her patience. 

After the battle, Stephen is not only wounded and blind, but falsely accused of cowardice and theft. The only light in his dark world is Delphine, the one woman he never imagined he could desire. But she deserves more than he can give her. 

As their feelings deepen and hidden enemies conspire to force them to part forever, can their love survive the cruelest test of all? 

My Review
Lady Delphine could marry many men but she has turned them all down. She will not marry without love and her heart is set on Major Lord Stephen Ives. Stephen doesn't look at her the same way. He has had his heart broke. The call to go to war send the men to the battle field but Delphine sends Stephen away with a goodbye kiss. It is a kiss that makes him look at her different. Stephen is injured in battle and Delphine helps nurse him back to health but he is blind now. He is also facing a scandal but he has one bright spot in his life Delphine. She makes him see the beauty that is all around without his vision. As the two fall for each other Stephen believes he will never be good enough for her and pushes her away. He may have pushed her to far and into the arms of another man. Now he has to see if she is what he truly wants forever.

Delphine is a great character. She won't be rushed into marriage and even if she is a Lady she is willing to get dirty to help others. She follows her heart and tries to help many. I like her she is spunky and outgoing. Stephen I have to say took almost 80 percent into the book before I liked him. From the start he is moody and sullen and I really couldn't see what Delphine saw in him. He had some moments where he seemed sweet and caring but they were in-between his bipolar like attitude. He did turn it around and was a nice guy but I never got to feeling more than a like for him.

 If you like romances with a great female character you will really enjoy this one. Delphine made this book for me. She was simply amazing the whole book. There is a mystery going on that I figured out pretty quick but it still didn't take anything away from the book. I enjoyed seeing Delphine bring Stephen out of his funk and how passionate she is with him. She only seems to want the best for him. Seeing do whatever she could to clear his name even after he hurt her showed how great she is. I am sure many historical romance fans will enjoy this one.

4 out of 5 Stars


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Lecia Cornwall is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America’s Seattle and Calgary Chapters. Her background includes all facets of writing, including running a successful freelance writing business specializing in direct marketing and advertising. Both history and writing have been lifelong passions. Lecia currently lives and writes in Calgary, Alberta, the heart of the Canadian West.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Misbehavior Book Blast & Giveaway


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Matthew “Val” Taylor, the Road Captain in the club, was introduced to sex at an early age. Saved from the streets by the club’s Enforcer and President years ago, Val now lives for women and the open road. Until the night the only woman he’s ever loved is almost killed. Val determines to change his ways and be the man Zoann Donovan should have and the father their son deserves.

Zoann has loved Val for a long time. Violence and bitter betrayal forces her to ignore her feelings and distance herself not only from the sexy RC, but her beloved brother, too. Until she discovers the truth. Can Zoann ever be forgiven for all the pain she’s caused? Will Val overcome his own demons and have a future with her and their son? Who will survive in an MC filled with lust and revenge, love and hate?

Warning: This is a tale of rape, murders, deception, heartache, lies, and infidelity. The road to redemption is a tumultuous struggle where only the strong survive and justice is served…Outlaw-style.



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Kathryn Kelly is living her dream and writing books. Everyone who follows Kat on Facebook is well aware of her relationship with her mother. For those of you who are unaware, the following will offer you a taste. To live in peace, Kat acknowledges she is a mom, but prefers to keep her personal life private. In spite of her momma. Kat has always been an avid reader and still devours books in her spare time. She also enjoys football, socializing, music, eating, and jokes. In her head, she's the ultimate biker babe. In reality, she's an ordinary girl-next-door and a native New Orleanian.


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Winterkill Book Blast & Giveaway


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A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder…and lust.

Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to report for the local station. But leaving behind the coverage of the gangland murders of San Antonio only lands her smack in the middle of the ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened by the freak behind the bizarre murders, Sawyer plunges into her investigation, reaping the attentions of two local ranchers.

Local rancher, Jake Spooner, tangles with a tug of war relationship with Sawyer. Tormented between his smoldering desire for Sawyer and his wish to keep her safe, their passion flames in a mountain snow storm.








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Teaching and shooting news and documentaries took me to work on the East and West coasts, the Midwest and an island in the Gulf of Mexico. Born a fourth generation Texan, I live in Austin with an energetic mutt that waits patiently every day for me to come home and write.




Monday, September 15, 2014

The Witchling Grows Up Blog Tour : Review, Excerpy & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on The Witchling Grows Up blog tour today. There is a review of the book, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.

The Witchling Grows Up
Family Pendragon # 1
By: Mary Moriarty 

Blurb
Dylan Pendragon is not what she appears to be. She appears to be a twenty something, hippy, new-age follower… When in fact she is a ninety-year-old, witchling from one of the oldest families connected with witchcraft.

She has yet to get any powers so to speak. But she is destined to be the most powerful witch of them all…

And she is a virgin.

Justice is a seven thousand years old Vampire. He is the oldest friend to his former king of their kind, Cormac O’ Heachthanna. There are three things that vampires love. Blood, fighting and sex and not necessarily in that order. Justice lost his wife about six thousand years ago, so he has devoted his life to keeping mankind safe… and he has had no sex in that many years.

The Dark One has one thing on his mind. Capture Dylan Pendragon and take what he thinks is his… her virginity and her power which will blossom like a rose once she is taken. He will do anything to get her and that power or die trying.

In the course of one night under a full moon two become connected and set into motion events that can’t be stopped that will ultimately bring victory for some or one and the rest will be cast into the underworld for eternity and beyond.

Can Justice show Dylan he wants to protect her without touching her? Will he listen to his heart where love that has been dormant for so long, and is waiting to be released?

Will Dylan allow Justice to protect her so she can figure out how to get her powers and be strong enough to fight the Dark One? Or will she fall and be the sacrifice that the Dark One intends her to be.


My Review
Dylan may look young but she is actually a ninety year old virgin witch. Everyone says she will be the most powerful witch every but she still hasn't come into her powers. She has a happy life except now the Dark One wants her for his own. He knows once she is no longer a virgin her power will rise and he can take it. One man stands in his way. Justice is a very old vampire and after having lost his wife thousands of years ago he has had no woman since then. Dylan makes him want something more. He wants her and not just for a while he wants forever with her. He just has to earn her trust and get her to want him back. He will do anything to protect her.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Dylan is a delight to read about and I love how young she appears even if she is older than that. Her dragon was a nice edition to the story and I liked seeing him. Justice seems lonely and in many ways he is. He has his fellow vampires but no one really for him. He is super great about not pushing Dylan for more than what he thinks she can handle. He is in love with her but never pushes and allows tries to protect her. The Dark One is a good name for the villain in this story. He is indeed that.

his was a great story as you got to see where Dylan came from. You get not just her story but her mom's and grandmother's. I liked that back part of the story. They are all witches and along with them you also get the addition of Vampires when Justice arrives. I liked the combo of them. They are usually enemies but they try to work together to help Dylan. Justice has his hands full not just with The Dark One but a dragon and others as well. I loved seeing them come after him because some are so tiny they really shouldn't. There is danger as Dylan is being hunted but there is also the beginning of love. I couldn't believe how it ended and can't wait to read the next one. This was an amazing start to a series.

4 out of 5 Stars


Excerpt
Early 1920s, London, Belgrave Square

Rose looked up into her Uncle’s face. She sat in bed, all ruffles and lace. A maid had just left to get her a pot of tea. Her Aunts and cousins all had left the room when William Pendragon had arrived from the continent.

“So Uncle Will what do you think of her? Isn’t she beautiful?”

Will looked down at the wee baby at his niece’s breast. It was funny, she was hundreds of years old but didn’t look a day over twenty. Now finally she had had a baby, but out of wedlock. Was that to be the way the women of his family conducted themselves?

He reached down and touched the sleeping baby’s face. “She is truly beautiful. She has that little mark, just like my beloved sister, on her chin. It looks like a flame… but no one would ever know… it would look more like a strangely shaped strawberry to mortals.”

Rose smiled. Did grandmother ever know from that mark, that would be the way she went out of this world, by fire?”

Will shook her head. “She was powerful but didn’t have the gift of second sight” He sat down on his niece’s bed, his ward of all these years. They had settled in London, had blended with all the other aristocrats. Will had made sure of that. They had rode out all the turbulence of the years unscathed. His fortunes rose and with that property being bought. He bought the two homes side by side on Belgrave Square soon after it was built. One was for him and Rose, the other for the women of his family. He had bought up a great deal of land in Cornwall and Glastonbury. Now with the new babe, he would be giving that baby a gift.

“What of the father, Rose?”

Rose kissed the baby’s forehead and smiled. “What of the baby’s father? I don’t give a fig about convention and you never have either.

“What name will you give her? Her father’s?”

Rose shook her head. “No, she will be Dylan Pendragon. She should carry on the family’s ancient name.”

William sat down. He felt old all of a sudden. He let his finger touch the babe’s silky hair.Why had he never settled? He knew because he had spent his life on revenge all these years… the sun went behind a cloud and cast a shadow over the baby. He heard Rose start to chant. Looking up he saw her eyes closed as she recited an ancient protection spell. Listening to the words he knew he would never settle. His job would be protecting the women of his family… forever.

Reaching for the babe after Rose was done. He took the baby up in his arms. Like all the females of his family she already had those bewitching eyes. Holding her up, he said his own blessing. He spoke in the Gaelic more times than not and this would be her mother tongue. “efallai y byddwch yn yr un foretold i ddod รข'r holl greaduriaid at ei gilydd.”

Rose watched her uncle bless her baby. She watched as stardust fell from the ceiling and then a whirlwind came and in it a dragon.

It circled and flapped it wings, blew out fire and smoke then landed on the chair next to Rose and the baby.

William and Rose watched the beast. Though no larger than a small lap dog or crow it sounded like a lion with it purr.

Lord, why did you call me out of my sleep?

William smiled. “Because you have a job to do, one that will last for a millennium or more.”

The dragon nodded its head. I have been waiting, where is my charge?

William put the baby closer to the dragon.

The dragon looked down on the baby from his perch. Ah, the newest Pendragon. I have waited for such a time as this. She will be mine until such time her protector comes…

William shook his head. “Even then you will never leave her. Only with you will she have the power she needs. We still must watch for the darkness and never allow it to overtake.”

The dragon nodded his head. He sat looking at the babe. Then with quick movement flew to William’s arm. Getting a closer look he let his wing touch the babe. The baby sighed in her sleep and it looked like she was smiling.

The dragon looked up to William and then at Rose. It is good you called me… she is mine and I am hers, she is the one foretold who will bring all creatures together.

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I grew up in New England surrounded by a lot of history and storytelling by my father who was from the Mid-Coast of Maine. What I remember of my mother was her love of fairy tales, the wee people and poetry. So it’s no wonder I would one day write.

When I am not writing, I read. Of course I love Romance but can’t read the same genre that I write so I read mysteries, memoirs and history… I love history, especially Medieval and WWII.

I don’t generally watch TV but I love Downton Abbey.

My favorite authors… Mmmm, well let me see. Jane Austen, the late Elizabeth Peters, LM Montgomery, Loretta Chase, J.R.Ward , Sharon Kay Penman and Pamela Kaufman to name a few that come to mind.

What do I do when I am not writing? I am a mother of seven, four still at home. I have a home filled with pets, four dogs and six cats. I write seven days a week.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Longing Blog Tour : Review & Excerpt

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Longing blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Longing 
Club Inferno # 2 
By: Jamie K. Schmidt 
Releasing September 2nd, 2014
Loveswept 

Blurb
Desire never goes out of style, as Jamie K. Schmidt proves in the sizzling continuation of her Club Inferno series—perfect for readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You.

Reeling from a disastrous love affair, model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a temporary refuge, a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, where seductively chic men and women indulge their most intimate fantasies, she can mix business with unimaginable pleasure. Anya quickly connects with club Dom Clint Reyes, who unleashes Anya’s deepest longings over nights of burning passion.

Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno’s opulent private dungeons. But it’s Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into an erotic contest of wills—and a jealous rival plots against them both—Clint prepares to fight for a future with Anya. In this complicated dance, the wrong move could end it all . . . and taking control means total surrender.

Longing is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

My Review
Anya is getting over an ex at Club Inferno. She teaches a few classes and tries to lose weight to get a part she really wants. At the club she has let her imagination run wild about Dom Clint. He is great looking and she never figures  he would go for a curvy woman like her. She isn't into the Dom lifestyle but knows some about it. Clint is a wonderful Dom who gives women what they want. He teaches classes there as well. He like Anya and would love for her to be part of his life. He has bigger dreams than being a stripper. He slowly brings Anya into the Dom life but only goes as far as she wants to. A woman from Anya's past doesn't want her to be happy and will do anything to keep her down. Even bring an ex into play. Anya and Clint have to see if they are good together or it would better if they end things.

I enjoyed this steamy book. Clint wasn't like some Dom's he only wants to do what Anya is willing to do. He never really pushes her a lot. He is a smart guy with big dreams. Anya has some problems with her self confidence she has to work on. She likes being curvy but she still thinks she isn't good enough to land someone like Clint. I hate how she puts herself down sometimes and how she doesn't trust Clint. I like them best when they are working together whether it is to figure out some revenge or working at heating things between them up. You see how great Clint is at one point when he passes what would be a big help to him up. If you like a steamy book with great characters I would give this  try.

4 out of 5 Stars


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Jamie K. Schmidt has published more than thirty short stories in small-press journals and e-zines. She’s an active member in the Romance Writers of America. When not writing, she relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry. She sells her handcrafted items at Connecticut’s historic Dudley Farm during the summer.

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