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She'd left him at the altar, but her heart was always his……

After more than ten years away, Australian soap opera star Ellie Hughes returns to the small town of Hope Junction, determined to fly under the radar while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.

But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn't long before the people of Hope Junction are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie's visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago.

Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. Because Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter.


When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?





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Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance for HQN and Carina Press and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website at www.rachaeljohns.com.





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Jilted : Review


Jilted
by Rachael Johns

Blurb 
She left him at the altar, but her heart was always his...

After more than ten years away, Australian soap star Ellie Hughes returns to the small country town of Hope Junction, determined to remain anonymous while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.

But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn’t long before the people of Hope’s are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie’s visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago. 

Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together again, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. For Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter. 

When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?


My Review 
Ellie left Hope Junction 10 years ago. She became a soap star and now she is back in town to take care of her godmother Matilda. The town is just like she left it and the people in it are just like she figured they would be. No one will let her forget she left a great man at the alter when she left town. What they don't know is she left her heart with that man. Flynn was a broken man when Ellie left. He hit rock bottom and it took him a long time to get better. No one wants to see him get hurt again. Ellie broke his heart years ago and never ave him a reason why she left. He doesn't want to get hurt again or see her but in a small town they have to run into each other. They finally get the chance to talk and decide to be friends. Matilda had a secret of her won and that topped with the real reason why Ellie ran before may be more than Flynn and Ellie can handle. They may be trying to work it out but to much may be between them.

Ellie is a very scared, nervous woman. She has to go back to a place where she knows everyone hates her. She is also very brave and caring as she is willing to face them to help her godmother. I really liked her as she does have moments she breaks down but she still fights through them. She could run back any time to get away from everyone but she doesn't. She still loves Flynn and it is easy to see. She is afraid to tell him her reasons for leaving. She actually seemed liked a real person one who you would like and not at all like the town thinks she is. Flynn is the home town boy everyone loves. The women want him and the guys are all his friends. He isn't perfect and has made mistakes but he has moved past them and still continues to do the right thing. He takes care of his grandmother, mom and sister and runs the family farm. He can be very sweet at times and is very protective of those who are hurting. I have to say I liked both if these characters a lot.

What happens if you leave your love at the alter and have to return to the same small town? Being from a small town I was eager to read this book. I know how gossipy and judge mental people can be. Ellie is not the snobby person the town would make you think she is. She is actually very brave for returning to help care for her godmother. She isn't doing it for publicity or any other reason than the love she has for the woman who pretty much raised her. She even tries her best to get journalist to leave her ex Flynn alone. That showed you right away she still cared for him. This isn't the typical they were in love and fall right back to where they where before story. No you really get to know how both Ellie and Flynn feel and what they are thinking. There is love so know worries if that is what you are looking for. I do like how they take their time and try to become friends again but they are also there when each other need something. Matilda I loved right away. She gave up something to take care of Ellie years ago and just wants Ellie to be happy. She also broke my heart in just how she just still wants to make sure Ellie has everything she wants and needs even when she her self needs help. You will cry reading this but it is so worth the read. There is even a few characters to kinda not like. In good ways no worries just little catty people that add a touch the book to make it feel more real. I think anyone wanting a story of a returning love should give this one a try.

4 out of 5 Stars

The Darkness Within Cover Reveal

Hi everyone! I have the cover reveal for The Darkness Within today!

Title: The Darkness Within
Author: Kelly Hashway
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Formats: Paper, e-book

Book Blurb:

After dying of cancer at seventeen and being brought back to life by an evil witch who turned her into a monster, Samantha Thompson thinks she's finally gotten past all the tragedy in her life. Now she's part of a coven of good witches who are helping her and her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson, learn to use the powers they received from other witches. Aside from the fact that Sam and Ethan are still in hiding from their old lives--the ones they had before Sam was brought back to life--things couldn't be better. Sam and Ethan are inseparable. What could go wrong?

Magic.

Ethan's magic came from a witch who'd turned as evil as possible, and though his coven thought he'd be fine, the more he uses his magic, the stranger he starts acting. The magic inside him is changing who he is. One minute he's Sam's sweet, perfect Ethan and the next, he's a complete stranger. Even with all her witchy power, Sam is helpless against the magic corrupting Ethan. Can Sam find out what's wrong with him before she loses him to dark magic forever?

Author Bio:
Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.

Hashway is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Money. Lots of it. Fifty million dollars left to her by a father she didn't know she had.

But that money comes with a price: Jack and Sean Stone. The Stone Brothers were just a couple gorgeous, unattainable faces on magazines up until yesterday morning when one of them shows up on Rue's doorstep, drunk and royally pissed off. Jack's growl, "You'll be hearing from my lawyer," sends a jolt of shock to Rue's system that ricochets into a whole new life. One Jack doesn't want her to have.

Rockstar Alec Gabriel is the Stone Brothers best friend. Has been since childhood. Their bond needs no words. So when Jack suggests he make his newest target for heartache his new "secret sister" Rue Calliwell, Alec signs on out of curiosity, not expecting that meeting her will be the biggest challenge he's ever known.







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Can an injured ex ball player convince the woman he wakes up married to in Las Vegas to take a second chance on him?

After spending the last four months drowning his sorrows over the end of his baseball career, Jack Bishop finds himself winging through the blue skies to Las Vegas, not so ready to spend the weekend with some woman his best friend set him up with. He expects a paid escort. What he gets is the woman he walked away from ten years ago to pursue his passion, and she’s not very happy to see him.

Devyn Tate believes she’s quite capable of finding somebody to take her out to dinner. She’s no longer looking for a lifelong promise. She has a commitment only to her battery-operated toy to fulfill that particular need. Yet her friends have managed to talk her into spending the weekend in Las Vegas, on a blind date of all things. They promise the guy is trustworthy. They insist that she should have fun. Unfortunately, fun is not what she envisions when she discovers Jack Bishop lying on the floor of her suite in nothing but his underwear that’s on backward, and she has a wedding ring on her finger.



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Shoes are her addiction, but books are her passion. Anne Lange grew up with a love for reading. If you take a close look, she’s got either a book, her Kindle or her Kobo—maybe all three—tucked into her bag or a pocket when she leaves the house. You know, just in case there’s time to sneak in a chapter or ten. Anne reads many genres of romance, but prefers to write sexy stories, often with a dash of humor, and usually with a side of those sinful pleasures your mom never told you about.

Oh, and always a happily ever after.

While embarking on this wild journey of becoming a romance author, Anne juggles a full time job and a family. Not always successfully. Who needs a clean house every day? And what’s wrong with cereal for dinner? She lives in Ontario, Canada with her wonderfully supportive husband, three awesome kids who are growing up way too fast, and Rocky the bearded dragon.


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Sometimes finding love at the wrong time and in the wrong place can be exactly what is needed.

Sammy has dedicated her life to helping others. She doesn’t have an enemy in the world, so why is she suddenly on the Dark Walkers most-wanted list?

Jonty is a soldier from the future and is sent back to the twenty-first century to eliminate the Dark Walkers. He hates this time period and wants nothing more than to get in, perform his duties, avoid all distractions, and get out. But that changes when he meets Sammy. There is something about her, beyond her beauty and courage, which he can’t resist.

When Sammy is saved by Jonty, it’s insta-boom-lust. There is nothing complicated about how this strong, sexy man makes her feel. And she knows Jonty feels the same way, so why does he resist her?

With humanity under threat, and both their lives in danger, there are greater things at stake than a little romance. Or is there? Destiny may have other plans. And their deep sexual attraction may just be the key to saving them all.

Content Warning: contains steamy sex, mature language, and some violence.


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Jacquie resides in hot and steamy Central Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two sons. On permanent hiatus from a profession she doesn’t love, she now spends her time wrapped up in her imagination creating characters and exploring alternative realities.

Jacquie is an author of a number of novels, novellas and short stories that are emotionally driven and possess unique themes beyond the constraints of the physical universe. She strives to offer romance, but with complexity; spirituality, without the religion; love, with a tantalising splash of spice.


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The Swap Review


The Swap 
by Megan Shull

Blurb 
“YOU BE ME...AND I'LL BE YOU.”

ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever. JACK spent it training in “The Cage” with his tough-as-nails brothers and hard-to-please dad. By the time middle school starts, they’re both ready for a change. And just as Jack’s thinking girls have it so easy, Ellie’s wishing she could be anyone but herself.

Then, BAM! They swap lives—and bodies!

Now Jack’s fending off mean girls at sleepover parties while Ellie’s reigning as the Prince of Thatcher Middle School. As their crazy weekend races on—and their feelings for each other grow—Ellie and Jack begin to realize that maybe the best way to learn how to be yourself is to spend a little time being someone else.


My Review 
Ellie has had a horrible summer and is dreading Middle School. her best friend has dumped her and now is turning everyone against her. She just wants to get away from all her old friends and thinks no one likes her. She thinks boys have it so much easier. Jack has spent the summer training with his brothers and his dad who shows no love and only pushes them to do better. He may be one of the most popular guys in school but he just knows girls have an easier life. When the two meet they somehow switched bodies. Ellie sees being popular isn't everything it is cracked up to be and everyone has things going on at home. Jack sees beneath girls and how petty some of them can be. He sees they don't have everything easy. They both realize they have good and bad in their lives and how they can change things for the better. they just have to get through the weekend and back in the right bodies. The two started out as strangers but soon become so much more.

Ellie is a shy girl who is great at sports. She would rather hide from people than to risk getting hurt again and would rather hide than face her old friend. She is coming into her teen years but feels years behind the other girls. Jack has to show no weakness. He always has to be strong and to never back down from a challenge. His father has some hard rules and he has to follow them to the letter. He wishes things were different but doesn't know how to change them. He is the popular boy every guy wants to be and every girl wants to date.

You really get to see many different sides in this book. You not only see what different teens go through but also what boys and girls go through. I really think the author did a great job on both characters on letting you get to know them. Both Jack and Ellie teach each other different things and help each other out all in the span of a few days. They really grow up and grow into the start of who they will be. Ellie seems to make the biggest change to me. She learns she can't worry about what everyone thinks of her and to realize what a great mom she has. Jack realizes he doesn't have to be perfect and he can talk to his dad. He isn't alone in the world. I thought at first the two would end up together but I have to say I believe I liked the ending better than what I thought would come of it. This would be a great book for any teen or really anyone just wanted a good book.

4 out of 5 Stars