Tag Archives: Review

Release Review: PERFECT STORM (The Exes #1) Cheryl Douglas

Jace

Dark. Dangerous. Messed up. Yeah, I may be all of those things, but with her I’m not. She taught me how to love, how to be a one woman man. Except now my woman wants to leave me, ‘cause I can’t promise her forever. I know I’d never want anyone else but she wants the ring to prove it. Not to mention the baby. But if she knew about my past she’d run far and fast. Then I’d have no choice but to chase her, ‘cause I can’t let her get away.

Cory

I hate him. I love him. I want him. I need him. I hate myself for being weak and caving every time he touches me. But I can’t help myself. He’s just that good. I can’t get over him if I’m always under him, but he’s not letting me go without a fight and you’d have to have an iron will to resist this man.

The Exes are Hotline novellas, a ‘line’ that promises a HEA and NO Cheating with a few caveats: short standalone page turners with dirty words, naughty scenes, and possessive Alpha heroes told from the first person POV. If you like it hot, this is the series for you.

Review:

Jace and Cory are Exes who recently broke up due to the fact Cory wants to get married and have babies and Jace doesn’t.  Cory breaks up with because her biological clock is ticking and wants to a baby.  They co-own a bar together so they have to work together and see each other constantly.  So after three months things get out of control and they have spend the night together (a very hot night).  Jace loves Cory and doesn’t want to let her go but doesn’t want marriage and a family either.   Can these Exes ever come to a compromise?  This is a great read and Cheryl Douglas is a wonderful author (having read a lot of her series).  You don’t want to miss this new hot series!!!

Buy it here!  Amazon:  Perfect Storm (The Exes #1)
If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Review: Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series Book 6)by Carolyn Arnold

All that remains are whispers of the past…

When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut case.

With no quick means of identifying the deceased, building a profile of this serial killer is more challenging than usual. How are these targets being selected? Why are their limbs being severed and their bodies mutilated? And what is it about them that is triggering this person to murder?

The questions compound as the body count continues to rise, and when a torso painted blue and missing its heart is found, the case takes an even darker turn. But this is only the beginning, and these new leads draw the FBI into a creepy psychological nightmare. One thing is clear, though: The killing isn’t going to stop until they figure it all out. And they are running out of time…

REVIEW:

Brandon Fisher of the FBI has another case, a serial killer in Savannah, GA.  I loved the way the author portrays the characters of the FBI unit.  You get a feel for them and their emotions as they work to solve the case and get closure for the families.  The wanted person in this story is sick and that’s all I will tell you about him.  You need a strong stomach with some of the mental images the author gives us, but if you love mystery and suspense (think Criminal Minds) you will love this book and the series.

AMAZON:  Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series Book 6)

 

Other books in the series:

Blue Baby (Brandon Fisher FBI Series)

 

Eleven (Brandon Fisher FBI Series)

 

Brandon Fisher FBI Series (6 Book Series)

 

Silent Graves (Brandon Fisher FBI Series)

 

The Defenseless (Brandon Fisher FBI Series Book 3)

 

The Defenseless (Brandon Fisher FBI Series Book 3)

 

Violated (Brandon Fisher FBI)

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

CAROLYN ARNOLD is the international best-selling and award-winning author of the Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher, and McKinley Mystery series. She is the only author with POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.™

Carolyn was born in a small town, but that doesn’t keep her from dreaming big. And on par with her large dreams is her overactive imagination that conjures up killers and cases to solve. She currently lives in a city near Toronto with her husband and beagle. She is also a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

Connect with CAROLYN ARNOLD Online:
Website – http://carolynarnold.net/ ld.net/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Carolyn_Arnold
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolynArnold

And don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter for up-to-date information on release and special offers at http://carolynarnold.net/newsletters.

www.CarolynArnold.net/rl

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Review: Wicked Shadows (Steele Security Book 5) by A.D. Justice

Devon “Shadow” Kane chose a life of anonymity the moment he entered the clandestine world of the CIA. His training made him a killer, a skill he has no qualms using.

Elle Sinclair, the younger sister of his childhood friend, is far from the girl next door. She’ll be the next big star. She’s also the one he can’t have. The blinding lights of flash bulbs in her celebrity world contradict the stealth and invisibility required in his.

Then she’s gone.
Disappeared, without a word or a trace.
A desperate plea for help from her brother tests Shadow’s undercover skills.

The stakes are high, and Shadow will risk everything for her. The only two constants in the equation are the threat of blowing his cover and the probability he won’t reach her in time.

With peril at every turn, can Shadow and Elle both survive? Or will the wicked shadows surrounding them ultimately cause their demise?

Review:

I loved this book, Elle has been in love with her older brother’s best friend Devon since she was seven.  Now she’s a star in Hollywood and in danger.  Can Devon save her?   What wonderful characters, Devon is CIA and the only way he can get out is death, he’s not quite that desperate yet.  Elle is a star and in the public eye, and  Devon lives in the shadows.  I love the Steele Security series, and the wonderful story lines.  Great read! #WickedShadows

Order Here:

Amazon: Wicked Shadows (Steele Security) (Volume 5)

iBooks: smarturl.it/WickedShadowsiBooks

Nook: smarturl.it/WickedShadowsNook

Kobo: smarturl.it/WickedShadowsKobo

Amazon: smarturl.it/wickedshadows

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

REVIEW: FAIR PLAY By Mia Ford (Sports Romance)

Doesn’t he look HOT? Don’t you wanna PLAY with him…

Blurb

Sean Donovan runs like the wind and parties like a hurricane. How do I get a hot stud like him to notice a simple girl like me? Easy, by pretending to be the kind of girl I know he can’t resist…

Kate Asher: Don’t tell me to play fair. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to get an interview with hard-partying football star Sean Donovan, even if it means dressing up like a hooker and playing bump-and-grind with him on the dancefloor.

Sean Donovan: On the field, I play fair, but in life, it’s anybody’s game. The second I saw her red hair and red lips I knew that I’d be making a forward pass. And when she flashed that cleavage, whew man, it was game over!

REVIEW:

Kate is a sports reporter who wants to make a name for herself with her magazine.  She wants an exclusive with Sean Donovan who is always in the news in bar fights, drunk, etc.  She goes undercover and gets more than she bargained for, she meets all the sides of Sean and gets her story.  But once he knows she lied will she get her man?  Wonderfully HOT erotic romance by a new author you won’t want to miss with lots of sex and some football thrown in.

AMAZON:  Fair Play

Mia Fords contact info:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16329883.Mia_Ford

https://www.amazon.com/Mia-Ford/e/B01N7U91U3/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Other Books By Mia:

 

I had saved my v- card for the right man….
I knew who it would be
He has mesmerized me with his looks,
Intoxicated me with his taste.
I know it is forbidden,
And can’t do a thing about it.
It’s so hard to fight my feelings,
And then…
He makes me pregnant!
What do I do now?
Should I tell the world and my dad, in spite of the age-difference….
In spite of the fact that he is Daddy’s Best Friend and that I am BREAKING ALL RULES to get him!

Breaking Rules: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance
If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Review: Deadly Impulse (Detective Madison Knight Series) by Carolyn Arnold

NBTM_TourBanner_Goddess-Fish-Detective-Madison-Knight-Series-Banner

Welcome to my review stop for Deadly Impulse by Carolyn Arnold and the Detective Madison Series.  Carolyn will be awarding $25.00 USD via PayPal International to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter, as well as 1 hardcover of Ties That Bind to another randomly drawn winner and 1 paperback copy of Ties That Bind to one more randomly drawn winner – all via rafflecopter. These are available to the US, Canada, and the UK during the tour, and a 1 hardcover copy of Ties That Bind to a randomly drawn host,available to the US, Canada, and the UK.  You can follow the tour here: https://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/07/nbtm-tour-detective-madison-knight.html

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

MediaKit_BookCover_DeadlyImpulses

GENRE: Police Procedural/ mystery/suspenseDeadly Impulse

Three murders occur within the span of twenty-four hours, but Detective Madison Knight is adamant they’re not looking for a serial killer. But can she prove it?
Book 6 in the series.
Looks aren’t the only things that can be deceiving…

When a sixty-eight-year-old woman is found dead outside the hospital in a wheelchair with an anti-abortion sign strapped to its back, Detective Madison Knight expects it to be an open-and-shut case. On the surface, there are no signs of foul play, but the deeper she digs, the more convoluted the homicide becomes. And when two more bodies appear, including those of a girl just barely old enough to drink and a homeless man, the direct links between the three murders are anything but simple.

Without a consistent MO, Madison doesn’t buy that a serial killer is on the loose, despite the conviction with which her ex-fiancé and fellow detective try to convince their superior. But Madison already has enough to juggle without having to defend her reputation. Debilitating flashbacks of being held hostage by the Russian Mafia mere months before haunt her on an almost daily basis, and the promises she made to herself while in captivity are becoming more and more difficult to keep. Learning to trust is hard enough without constant reminders of what destruction—fatal or otherwise—trusting the wrong person can cause.

Now, as both personal and professional friction within the department mounts, she and her partner, Terry, must figure out what motivation could span generations to cause someone to murder these people. But catching this killer is like grasping at straws, and grabbing the wrong one could mean losing not only her pride but also her boyfriend, her credibility, and her faith in humanity…

EXCERPT 

Chapter 1

APPARENTLY NOT EVEN A DEAD body could stop traffic.

Madison scanned the three-lane, westbound stream of cars. All of the drivers had somewhere to be. Even now, only a few braked to gawk at the investigation on the side of the road.

Squad cars with flashing lights cordoned off the right lane, and the officers were diverting traffic over. This was the busiest intersection in Stiles. With a population of about half a million, seventy-five thousand people passed through this section every hour. Shopping plazas with franchise restaurants and grocery stores occupied two of the four corners; the other two had health care buildings, including one of the city’s three hospitals, the largest of which was on the northeast side of the intersection.

Peace Liberty Hospital sat on acres of land with chain-link fencing running its perimeter. It was outside that fence that the deceased had been found.

Cole Richards, the medical examiner, was working over the body as Crime Scene Unit investigators Cynthia Baxter and Mark Andrews were busy taking pictures and collecting anything that might be evidence.

Cynthia headed up the crime lab. She was also Madison’s closest friend. Her strong genetics gave her the sexy librarian look, and she had wielded that power expertly over men until she got involved with Detective Lou Stanford of the Stiles PD. Now she was engaged. Three months had passed since the announcement, and Madison still hardly believed it some days.

Mark was the only man on the forensics team and the youngest of its four members. Both elements served to make him the target of blame and teasing. All in good fun, of course, even if he might not think so at times. He had long, dark hair that he tied back into a ponytail at the nape of his neck. His hairstyle and other mannerisms had most of his colleagues curious about his sexual preference. To date, it remained an enigma.

Madison lowered her sunglasses and took in the scene. It was midday and mid-July, and the sun was beating down with nondiscriminatory heat.

The deceased was an elderly woman, her identity unknown and age estimated to be in her late sixties or early seventies. She had a short cut of gray hair and wore a T-shirt and a skirt. She sat in a wheelchair on the side of the road, her head dipped to her chest at an unnatural angle. That position alone would disclose to anyone paying enough attention that she was dead.

It was a sad state when people were too preoccupied with their busy lives to notice an elderly woman on the side of the road like that. As it was, people would have passed in good quantity before the jogger who had found her had come along.

His name was Erik Marsh, and he was sitting in the back of a squad car providing his statement to the officers who had arrived first on scene. She and Terry would talk to him shortly. The people who found a body were always the first suspects.

The woman’s chair was on the grass beside the sidewalk, placing her closer to the fence than the road. Based on her thin arms and frail frame, she would have needed help to get there. A wooden board strapped to the back of the chair read, PUT AN END TO ABORTION.

“Protesters in this area are not uncommon, but what makes an older lady come out and sit in the hot sun with a sign strapped to her?” She asked the rhetorical question of her partner, ruminating on what brought the woman to this point.

Her partner, Terry Grant, was three years younger than she was and her total opposite. He loved running, and his hair was always perfect—rarely were one of his blond hairs out of place. Madison, on the other hand, hated mornings, so she stuck with a wake-up-and-wear-it cut. While she had a hard time making commitments, Terry was married to his sweetheart of just over five years. Annabelle was pregnant with their first child and due any day.

Madison continued. “Not to mention, why would she get involved in such an issue? Her child-birthing days are behind her.”

“She could have faced this issue earlier in life, or maybe a family member had? She could have been trying to keep things the way they used to be.”

“When was abortion legalized?”

“In most states, 1973. That would make her somewhere in her late twenties, early thirties, if she faced the issue herself.” Terry pulled his phone out and poised a finger over the screen. Despite Madison’s desire that he take notes on a lined pad, like other cops, he was adamant about embracing technology. His hardheaded determination was paying off, though, as his texting speed was improving.

“There’s no way she came alone. Someone must’ve brought her here. But was she dead when they dropped her off, or did she die sitting in this heat? My grandmother always wore a hat on a hot day.” She paced a few steps and brainstormed aloud. “I don’t think this woman chose to come here.”

“Good deduction,” Cole Richards stated matter-of-factly.

It was the only way Richards talked to her these days. Madison’s friendship with him used to be one based upon mutual respect, but things had changed when she questioned his ruling on a prior case. From there, she had dug into his personal past. If she could go back and change things she would.

Richards continued. “Her forearms show bruising to indicate she was in a struggle, but the cause of death still needs to be determined.”

Madison’s gaze fell to the woman’s wrists, marred in hues of purple. Heat surged through her, the fire of adrenaline blending with rage.

Richards’s dark skin pinched around his eyes as he squinted in the bright sun. “Based on the coloring of the contusions, they happened around the time of death.”

“And when was that?”

“I estimate time of death between twelve and eighteen hours ago. Her body is in full rigor.”

“You can’t narrow it down any more than that?” Madison asked.

Richards shook his head. “Liver temp will be off given the heat. I’ll know more once I get her back to the morgue and conduct a full autopsy.”

“When will that be?”

He shrugged. “I’ll let you know.”

Madison nodded. “So you don’t think she died here?” She hoped his answer would instill some faith in humanity. Surely if she’d been here for that length of time, someone would have seen her before Marsh.

“Again, I’ll let you know.”

“What about lividity? Doesn’t it tell you anything?” Terry asked.

Lividity was the settlement, or pooling, of blood in the body after death. If it showed in the woman’s buttocks and the backs of her thighs, she would have died in a sitting position. But that would’ve only told them she’d died in her chair, not her actual location.

“I’ll let you know once I conduct the autopsy. As for where she died, I will leave that up to you to determine.” Richards signaled for his assistant, Milo, to come with the stretcher and body bag. Sadness always soured Madison’s gut when the black plastic came out, ready to wrap the dead in its dark cocoon.

REVIEW:

This book has it all, murder and romance!  The author does a great job with the female lead, Detective Madison Knight.  She is a really in-depth character who loves her job and the fight for the victim.   Troy is the perfect man for her, SWAT and hawt!  The author does a wonderful job of making you work for the clues and to solve the puzzle of who committed the murders.  Loved it!!!

 

 

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_DetectiveMadisonKnight

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
Connect with CAROLYN ARNOLD Online:
Website – http://carolynarnold.net/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Carolyn_Arnold
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolynArnold
And don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter for up-to-date information on release and special offers at http://carolynarnold.net/newsletters.
This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI, Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club, and Hawaii Five-O.
Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: Ties That Bind, Justified, Sacrifice, Found Innocent, Just Cause, Deadly Impulse, In the Line of Duty, Life Sentence (Bonus Prequel).
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/McKinley-Mysteries-10-Book/dp/B0185RCLG0?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref=series_rw_dp_labf
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Detective Madison Knight Series%22;jsessionid=12D53804BD435A2F2E755B6E568E4590.prodny_store02-atgap06?Ntk=P_Series_Title&Ns=P_Series_Number&Ntx=mode+matchall
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ties-that-bind/id441096550?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/search?query=Detective%20Madison%20Knight%20Series&fcsearchfield=Series&seriesId=b3af2eed-1592-5c7d-9dec-e8e58f0368ef
You can also visit the author’s McKinley Mysteries Series page: http://carolynarnold.net/detective-madison-knight-series/

books-in-series-animated

BUY LINKS:
TIES THAT BIND
Ties that Bind, the first book in the series is FREE
Amazon: Ties That Bind ( Detective Madison Knight Series Book 1)
Barnes & Noble: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ties-that-bind-carolyn-arnold/1103504711
Apple iBooks: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/ties-that-bind/id441096550?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781458072252
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=c82KCwAAQBAJ
BUY LINKS
JUSTIFIED
Amazon: Justified (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 2)
Barnes & Noble: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/justified-carolyn-arnold/1107959989
Apple iBooks: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/justified/id638517967?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781301740284
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=P17iCwAAQBAJ
BUY LINKS:
SACRIFICE
Amazon Sacrifice (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 3)
Barnes & Noble http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sacrifice-carolyn-arnold/1116351821
Apple iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/sacrifice/id685061210?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781301616145
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=aF_iCwAAQBAJ
BUY LINKS
FOUND INNOCENT
Amazon Found Innocent (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 4)
Barnes & Noble http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/found-innocent-carolyn-arnold/1116875166
Apple iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/found-innocent/id703563814?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781301714360
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=WkvlCwAAQBAJ
BUY LINKS
JUST CAUSE
Amazon Just Cause (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 5)
Barnes & Noble http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-cause-carolyn-arnold/1120008972
Apple iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/just-cause/id903380649?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781501448676
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=E0zlCwAAQBAJ
BUY LINKS
DEADLY IMPULSE
Amazon Deadly Impulse (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 6)
Barnes & Noble http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-impulse-carolyn-arnold/1122649796
Apple iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/deadly-impulse/id1039672903?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781988064260
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=h1rlCwAAQBAJ
BUY LINKS
In the Line of Duty (Release date: September 29, 2016)
Amazon In the Line of Duty (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 7)
Barnes & Noble http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1124067400
Apple iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/in-the-line-of-duty/id1131251159?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781988353203
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=ZX-qDAAAQBAJ
http://carolynarnold.net/in-the-line-of-duty/
BUY LINKS
LIFE SENTENCE

 

Amazon Life Sentence (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 0)
Barnes & Noble http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/life-sentence-carolyn-arnold/1116264581
Apple iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/life-sentence/id680955711?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781301009275
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=ZVvlCwAAQBAJ
If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Review: BLOOD KISS (Savage Security) By Karen Tjebben


blood-kiss-cover

BLURB:

Alisha Woods knew she was in trouble. The situation was progressing. The harmless flirtation had long past intriguing and now bordered on terrifying. She had to take action, go on the offensive against her stalker.  As she opened the door of Young Guns, she promised herself that she’d be ready when he came for her. She would survive.

Mike Lewis lived each day knowing that life could evaporate in a moment. Ghosts followed him, haunting his soul. He craved redemption, a chance to right the wrongs of his past. And when Alisha walked in, he recognized his chance at redemption. He would save her.

After everything Mike had done to prepare her, she thought she was ready. But as the blood spilled from her lips, Alisha’s mind raced for what she could have done differently…
She should have listened to Mike.

EXCERPT:

Alisha Woods stared at the building. There was nothing special about it. It was just atypical strip mall with the typical stores: a nail salon, a Chinese restaurant, a postal store, a yogurt shop, and then one that seemed out of place in this neighborhood. She’d walked past the store countless times on her way to the Chinese restaurant, but she’d never bothered to go in. She’d never needed to.She gripped the steering wheel, rested her head against her forearms, and exhaled loudly.She didn’t know why she was so hesitant to go in there. Maybe it was because she didn’t want to face the reality of her situation, but living in denial wouldn’t make her any safer. Denial only compounded the problem that was being denied. She’d done  her research.   She’d even filled out   the appropriate paperwork while she weighed the pros and cons. But as time ticked on and the situation seemed to progress, she couldn’t deny the fact that she wanted to feel safe. And now, staring at the store, she hoped that Young Guns would do that. Make her feel safe.  Alisha turned off the car and dragged her purse across the seat as she got out. She shut the car door with more force than necessary, squeezing her eyes tight as the door slammed. She really needed to stop doing that. She dropped her key fob into her over sized purse and slipped it casually over her shoulder. She could do this.  Alisha took a quick look around. Nothing seemed unusual. A father held the door open for his family as they entered the restaurant. A mom with a troupe of kids came out of the yogurt shop, and an older lady entered the nail salon. Alisha was tired of this paranoia, constantly looking over her shoulder. She hated feeling like she was being watched, but she couldn’t deny it. She was being watched.

REVIEW:

Alisha is a school teacher who is being stalked.  Someone is leaving her presents and watching her.  She goes to buy a gun for protection and meets Mike.  Mike is in the security business and recognizes she is in trouble.  I loved the story line and that the heroine takes control of her problem but she should have listened to Mike’s experience.  This is a good read and I recommend it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karen Tjebben lives in central North Carolina with her wonderful husband, twin daughters, and two hamsters. When her girls left for kindergarten, Karen discovered that she needed to fill her days with something, and that was the beginning of her new career in writing. She loves to create worlds filled with unique characters that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing the world through her daughters’ eyes.

Contact Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/karentjebbenauthor

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/karentjebben/

Instagram – https://instagram.com/karentjebben/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/KTjebbenAuthor

Tumbler – http://karentjebben.tumblr.com/

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Karen-Tjebben/e/B00F1VIJKQ

Purchase Links

Amazon – Blood Kiss (Savage Security Series Book 1)

Barnes & Noble – http://tinyurl.com/oh359kw

Createspace – http://tinyurl.com/o89e4or

 

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Bodyguards of L.A. County Series by Cate Beauman

vbt_tourbanner_bodyguardsoflacountyseries

Welcome to my stop for the Bodyguards of L.A. County Series by Cate Beauman.  Cate Beauman will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Follow the tour here: https://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/09/vbt-bodyguards-of-la-county-series-by.html

a Rafflecopter giveaway

10-book-bodyguards-of-la-county-series

GENRE: Romantic Suspense

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BLURB:

Eleven Men Sworn To Protect. Eleven Women Who Change Everything.

The Close Protection Agents of Ethan Cooke Security are ready to risk it all for the safety of their clientele. What they don’t know is that they’re about to get more than they bargain for when they report for their latest assignments. Love and danger have a way of bringing people together in this dark, sexy, multi-award winning Romantic suspense series, the Bodyguards of L.A. County.

 Bodyguards of L.A. County

  1.  Morgan’s Hunter: Book One In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  2. Falling For Sarah: Book Two In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  3. Hailey’s Truth: Book Three In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series (Volume 3)
  4. Forever Alexa: Book Four In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  5. Waiting For Wren: Book Five In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  6. Justice For Abby: Book Six In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  7. Saving Sophie: Book Seven In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  8. Reagan’s Redemption: Book Eight In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  9. Answers For Julie: Book Nine In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series
  10. Finding Lyla: Book Ten In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series (Volume 10)

 

REVIEW Book 1: Morgan’s Hunter

Morgan is from a wealthy family and when Hunter is hired to guard her he expects a spoiled rich girl.  Morgan has a job where she is in the woods tracking animals and tagging them for weeks at time, camping etc. Her dad hires Hunter after three of Morgan’s team are murdered while working.  Morgan is determined to find out who killed her best friends so she agrees to take a bodyguard along. They have sparks immediately even with their predetermined expectations of each.  Hunter is determined to keep Morgan safe but he has lots of issues from Afghanistan and losing loved ones.  I loved the story line but Hunter keeps secrets of the investigation from Morgan which I felt was wrong if he expected her to obey him in life threatening situations.  Overall a good read!

REVIEW Book 2: Falling for Sarah

This book is about Sarah, Hunter’s friend from book one.  And I finally got to meet Ethan Cooke of the famous Ethan Cooke Security firm. (I’ve read of this firm in several books). Ethan has always been there for Sarah (her husband Jake who died in Afghanistan was his friend too) through the pregnancy and birth that Jake missed while on active duty. Ethan watched over Sarah and her daughter as she grew into a toddler.  Now a neighborhood rapist and stalker has targeted Sarah and Ethan has to keep her safe. Only Ethan is developing thoughts about Sarah, his best friend.  Watch Ethan and Sarah fall for each other.  Loving this series!

REVIEW Book 3: Hailey’s Truth

This was Hailey’s and Austin’s story.  Hailey was in books one and two as the nanny and Sarah and Morgan’s friend.  Hailey has had a crush on Austin (bodyguard) for years.  Hailey gets a trip to a Mexican resort for her birthday before she starts a college internship in Mexico.  Austin will be there too, and he can no longer resist her.  I felt Hailey should have listened to Austin more when he tried to tell her about her brother but she was didn’t want to hear bad about her brother Jeremy.  Loved the story line with the Mexican mafia.  Can’t wait to read book four in this series!

REVIEW Book 4: Forever Alexa

This is the story of Jackson and Alexa.  Alexa was Jackson’s college sweetheart until he left her.  Alexa is back with the daughter he didn’t know he had needing his help.  Alexa’s sister Abby has been kidnapped by traffickers and she is being threatened also.  Jackson has to keep them safe and rescue the sister too.  This story brings to life the story of sex traffickers and their young girl targets.

REVIEW Book 5: Waiting for Wren

This is the story of Ethan’s sister Wren and Tucker.  They met at the hospital when Sarah was hurt in book two.  Wren is strong and sassy and a successful business woman.  Until a stalker targets her and starts leaving her flowers and then dead cats on her porch.  Tucker must protect his boss’s sister Wren and find the stalker, except he has had the hots for her since the first met.

REVIEW Book 6: Justice For Abby

I loved the story of Abby and Jerrod. They have a comfortable relationship as roommates with Jerrod guarding Abby.  He has to keep her safe until she testifies in court, except the sex ring wants her dead before the court date.  Things start getting hot and sparks flying after a photo shoot where Jerrod has to stand in for a male model.  They have to learn who they can trust to so Abby can stay alive long enough to testify and hopefully get her life back.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

For information on Cate’s new releases, monthly giveaways, and upcoming events, sign up for her newsletter at: http://www.catebeauman.com/author/home.html#!newsletter-sign-up/c9td

Cate can be reached at  www.catebeauman.comand www.facebook.com/catebeauman.

You can follow Cate on Twitter @CateBeauman
Contact Cate

 

Amazon Author Page
http://www.amazon.com/Cate-Beauman/e/B00A05KHVM/

BookBub
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cate-beauman
Social links:
Twitter: @CateBeauman
www.catebeauman.com
www.facebook.com/CateBeauman
www.goodreads.com/catebeauman
www.instagram.com/cate_beauman_author

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Review: IN THE LINE OF DUTY (Detective Madison Knight) By Carolyn Arnold

Review_TourBanner_InTheLineOfDuty

Welcome to my review stop for IN THE LINE OF DUTY by Carolyn Arnold.  Carolyn will be awarding a Paperback of Deadly Impulse US, Canada and UK Only ($25.00 USD PayPal International) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. You can follow the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/07/review-tour-in-line-of-duty-by-carolyn.html

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

MediaKit_BookCover_InTheLineOfDuty

GENRE: Mystery

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BLURB:

Her fellow officer has made the ultimate sacrifice, and Detective Madison Knight may have to lay it all on the line to bring his killer to justice. But with leads pointing in several directions, she has to narrow them down—and quickly—if she’s going to solve the case before anyone else gets hurt, including herself.

***

He devoted his life to seeking justice. But would she get any for him?

It was an ordinary day for police officer Barry Weir. It was the end of shift, he was tired, and he just wanted to get home to his wife and kids. But someone had other plans for him—shooting him down and forcing him to make the ultimate sacrifice.

When news of Weir’s murder reaches the precinct, it leaves Detective Madison Knight and every cop in the Stiles PD itching for revenge. It cuts Madison’s boyfriend, colleague, and Weir’s childhood friend, Troy Matthews, deepest of all, driving him away from everyone he loves, just when they need one another the most.

With evidence pointing to a gang-related drive-by, Madison and her team investigate the town’s seedy underbelly in search of justice for their fallen brother. But the deeper they dig, the more convoluted the case becomes. Now they need to figure out if this was a random shooting as part of a gang initiation, a straight-up hate crime, or a targeted kill. But with the Stiles PD under attack, they have to do it fast…before more people pay with their lives.

Excerpt:

Excerpt from Chapter 12

Troy was pacing the halls of the station, wandering one direction, then backtracking. If someone saw him, they’d think he’d lost his mind. And in a way, he had. It was then that he heard footsteps coming toward him. He found himself hoping it wasn’t Madison.

He took a few deep breaths, prepping himself to face a barrage of questions. And if he heard How are you doing? one more time, he might really lose his temper.

Barry had been dead for only a few hours. How exactly could anyone just shake that off?

“It got pretty heated in there.” His sister caught up to him and jacked a thumb over her shoulder toward the squad room, even though he was already around the corner and down another hallway.

“Don’t start.”

“Don’t start what exactly, Troy?” Andrea was resigning to her eldest sister voice, the one that rang through with an air of maturity and sense of being in charge.

“Anything, all right?” He turned his back on her and started to walk away.

“Have you even been over to see Joni and the girls yet?”

He stopped walking and took a deep breath. He didn’t bother to face her. “Don’t mother me, Andrea.”

“You can’t make this better. You can’t bring him back.”

Anger swelled in his chest and he was on the verge of tears, and he freaking hated it. This unraveling person he was becoming wasn’t who he really was. He was always put together. Reserved. In control. He took another breath and faced his sister. Her eyes were full of tears, and her facial features softened under his gaze.

Damn it! He didn’t need her pity. He’d be fine…on his own.

“Maybe you should sit this investigation out,” she said.

“Is that your sisterly advice?”

She lifted her chin, and her gaze flicked away.

“Andrea, don’t do this.” A heaviness sat on his chest, squeezing his heart and lungs as if they were in a vise.

“As the police chief, I have to look at the larger picture. Your emotional state isn’t the most conducive—”

“Fu—” He pointed a finger in her face and dropped it. “You know what? Do whatever the hell you have to. But you know that I’m the best person to have on this case. I won’t stop until Barry’s killer is behind bars.”

Silence stretched out between them. She was scanning his eyes, trying to read them.

“I’m probably making a big mistake here,” she started, pausing only to give him further scrutiny.

He wasn’t going to say another word. Why give her fodder? He was at her mercy. All he knew was if he tried to justify his abilities any more he’d officially be off the case. Still, it was hard to resist saying anything. He was about to say her name, ignore his gut telling him to keep quiet and plead his case, when she spoke.

“I’ll let you stay on the case.” Her gaze was laser-focused on him. “But you have to promise me something.”

He felt like his lungs could expand again. “Anything.”

“If you find it’s too much—” she put her hand up to stave off his defensiveness “—you promise to remove yourself from the investigation.”

He shook his head. “That’s not going to happen.”

Her eyebrows shot downward.

“As in, I’ve got this. And I pro—”

Another officer walked past them. Once he was out of earshot, Andrea put a hand on Troy’s shoulder and said, “Okay, but get over to see Joni.”

His heart sank in his chest. What was he supposed to say to Joni? Pile on more condolences, bury her so deep that she choked on the inevitable truth that her husband was gone?

“I’m sure she’d love to see you. Okay?”

Andrea was trying to make him accountable, but he had so much to do, didn’t he? He should at least get started with his men on gathering intel on the Hellions and pulling prior criminal history.

“Troy?”

His thoughts had gotten so carried away with the job, he’d almost forgotten her question. He met her eyes. “You’ve given me a second chance, and I’m not going to blow it.”

She tilted her head. “So when are you going to go over to see her?”

“There’s a lot to do.” Troy made a show of looking at his watch. “And time’s moving quickly. I’m of better use to Joni here—finding her husband’s killer.”

I’m not ready to be strong for her yet…

“All right, fine.” She sighed.

Fine was never fine for a woman, but he was just going to pretend it was and run with it. He waved to her as he headed for his desk.

 

REVIEW:

This story was gut wrenching with the emotions of the police officers an an officer goes down.  Madison vows to catch the shooter but the leads are all over the place.  Madison and Troy’s relationship suffers as he shuts her out as the officer shot was his best childhood friend.   The author did a wonderful job with the characters and their reactions and the bread crumb clues leave you entertained while not letting you know who did it.  This is one series you won’t know who did it until the END!

 

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_InTheLineOfDuty

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

Connect with CAROLYN ARNOLD Online:
Website – http://carolynarnold.net/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Carolyn_Arnold
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolynArnold

And don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter for up-to-date information on release and special offers at http://carolynarnold.net/newsletters.
Amazon In the Line of Duty (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 7)
Barnes & Noble http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7992314/type/dlg/http:/www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1124067400
Apple iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/book/in-the-line-of-duty/id1131251159?mt=11&at=1001l5GE
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/Search/Query?fcmedia=Book&query=9781988353203
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=ZX-qDAAAQBAJ
http://carolynarnold.net/in-the-line-of-duty/

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

READING CHALLENGE: FREE BOOKS IN EXCHANGE FOR REVIEW

summerreadingchallenge

´*•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

♥«´¨`•°..FREE BOOKS IN EXCHANGE FOR REVIEW.°•´¨`»♥

.¸.•*(¸.•*´♥`*•.¸)`*•.

Book Enthusiast Promotions is hosting 2 reading challenges!

Join one or both challenges! Read, Review & you can win a Kindle or Amazon Gift Card.

Click the links below to sign up.


The Kindle Unlimited Challenge

Reading Indie Challenge

♦ ♦ ♦

Learn more about how to sign up for Kindle Unlimited.


Authors looking to take part in the challenges can request information about either challenges on Book Enthusiast Promotions.


Here’s how it works:

Pick from a list of books to review.

Read as many as you can within 30 days.

Leave your honest review on Amazon & Goodreads.

Provide us with your review link.

Enter your Amazon review link into our giveaway.

Request a new book & do it all over again!

cropped-BEP-SquareLogo.jpg
If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Review: CODE 3: FINDING SAFETY By V.E. Avance

BBT_TourBanner_Code3

Welcome to my stop for CODE 3: Finding Safety by V.E. Avance.  V.E. Avance will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  You can follow the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/07/blurb-blitz-code-3-finding-safety-by-ve.html

a Rafflecopter giveaway

MediaKit_BookCover_Code3

GENRE: Romantic Suspense

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BLURB:

Leanna Dixon has had enough. She no longer wants to be a punching bag for her husband, Mark. Without a word, she packs her bag and flees from her hell.

Arriving in her new home, things begin to go wrong from the start. Through all the bad she meets James, an Austin Police Officer, who helps her pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

***

Mark Dixon rules his women with an iron fist. When he arrives home and finds his wife has left him, his anger begins to build to dangerous levels. He knows he needs to find her and teach her a lesson, just as his father had done to his mother.

Will Leanna survive or will she become another statistic?

Excerpt:

After a day at the courthouse, James and Leanna head to the Double Deuce Bar and Grill to celebrate her first step in placing her mistakes in the past. James has Leanna twirling on the dance floor while sneaking kisses on her neck when he can. They’re both smiling and laughing that neither one notice the man in the corner of the bar eyeballing them. He takes a long drag from his cigarette while slanting his eyes at the happy couple.

Mark finds his anger growing stronger and deeper than he’s ever felt it before. Leanna hits nerves within him that he didn’t even know existed. He worked his ass off for her and took her in as his wife when her parents died. He worked twelve hour days to keep a roof over her head and food in her belly. All he asked from her was a hot meal on the table when he got home and a clean house. She didn’t have to do anything but those two things but no, that wasn’t good enough for her.

He crushes the cigarette in the ashtray and downs the whiskey before him. He swipes his mouth of the drops of amber colored drink. He rises from his seat and makes his way out of the bar—never taking his eyes off of Leanna. It won’t be long now and you’ll be mine again. And this time, I’ll never let you out of my sight.

REVIEW:

Leanna is running from her abusive husband Mark.  She leaves Georgia by picking a town off the board at bus depot.  She picked Austin, Texas, and got lucky.  There she meets James, a hot police officer.  James is the perfect guy, but Mark has followed her and is watching.  Read the book and see if James can save her.  I loved it and plan on looking for more books by this author.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

V.E. Avance lives in California with her husband, 2 kids and 2 fur babies. She graduated from Brandman University with a degree in Psychology. In her free time, she loves to write and read books.

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/V-E-Avance/e/B00JMLDOEC/

Website:
www.veavance.com

FaceBook:
www.facebook.com/VEAvance

Code 3: Finding Safety buy links:

US:  Code 3: Finding Safety (Rescue Me Series Book 1)                                                              UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016XEYKEI
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B016XEYKEI
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B016XEYKEI

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Pursuing Carrie (Pretending #3) By Jenn Hype (With Review)

Book: Pursuing Carrie (Pretending #3)

By Jenn Hype

Genre: Contemporary Romance

**Can be read as a standalone, but backstory and character development from the first two books of the series may make this read more enjoyable.
Synopsis

Carrie is plain, quiet and doesn’t really give a shit what people think. Her priorities in life have absolutely nothing to do with dating or relationships. Quite the opposite, in fact, seeing as how a relationship is the absolute last thing she wants. Ever.
Joe is charming and charismatic, but the only thing he’s ever worked hard at in his adult life is his job. Outside of being a cop, he’s only interested in things that come easily, and that includes women. He gives the women he sleeps with respect, affection, and mind blowing orgasms – but that’s all he gives.
After being brought together by a mutual friend, Stacy, Joe and Carrie don’t exactly hit it off. They are the exact opposite of what the other looks for in a lover, yet they can’t fight the growing attraction that blossoms between them.
Under the pretense of wanting to be friends for the sake of Stacy, Joe sets out to win Carrie over, but his normal charms don’t work on her. And the more he tries to win her friendship, the more he realizes that friendship is not at all what he really wants.
Carrie’s willpower is strong, but it’s no match for Joe’s persistence, and despite her reluctance, Carrie finds herself falling for Joe in a way that she’s sure will cause irreparable damage in the end. Because nothing good ever comes out of hooking up with someone you care about, and why should this time be the exception?
Tainted pasts, crazy ex-lovers and flying dildos notwithstanding, Carrie and Joe find themselves venturing into unknown territory. It’s not easy, but it’s hot as hell, and luckily they are both too stubborn to give up easily on something that feels a lot more real than a short fling.
**Can be read as a standalone, but backstory and character development from the first two books of the series may make this read more enjoyable.

REVIEW
Carrie in the quiet reserved one of the group, she has secrets in her closet literally though!
Joe the hot police officer, is a one night stand type of guy until he meets his friend’s Stacy friend.  He can’t stop thinking about her but what happens if he dates Stacy’s friend and it doesn’t work out.  You will laugh out loud if not roll in the floor during the dinner party scene, OMG! I loved it.  And the ways these friends Adalyn, Carrie and Stacy talk to each is classic “Beeitch! but they always have each other’s back!  Great sexy read with great friendships.



Buy the Book
Meet the Author


What’s up world – I’m Jenn Hype.
Author, mother, wife, singer/songwriter, aspiring comedian – I wear many hats. Some of them fit, some of them look ridiculous, and all of them are fun. Life’s too short to take anything too seriously, so I don’t.
Sarcasm is my go-to, especially when it’s most inappropriate. Need someone to make an uncomfortable situation even more awkward? I’m the girl for the job.
I’m ridiculously A.D.D. and I own it. I have a serious addiction to ecards and the majority of my Pinterest account is dedicated to them. The key to my heart is glitter and caffeine – my needs are basic.
I’m a bookaholic and I crush hard on my book boyfriends and their authors. Some might call me obsessive, but I disagree. That word really doesn’t do justice to how crazy I get when it comes to something I’m passionate about. I’m not afraid to go fangirl on you, so don’t test me.
Anything else you want to know, feel free to ask. I’m an open book, and I love to hear from readers.
Author Links
Other Books In The Series
Pressing Adalyn – Free on i Books –  28th March – 1st April

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1UQwue4
Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/1P9Py2K

Synopsis

3 years after graduating college, Adalyn still isn’t sure what to do with her life. After a traumatic event in college throws her life off course, she bounces between jobs and men aimlessly until deciding to move from her small town in Ohio to live with her college roommate, Stacy, in New York.
Being closed off and sarcastic has helped Adalyn cope with her past, but when Ian, Stacy’s sexy and successful friend, comes into the picture, her carefully constructed defense mechanisms start to fail.
Determined not to let Ian get under her skin, Adalyn fights hard to appear unaffected by Ian’s charm and devastating good looks. Undeterred and unconvinced by Adalyn’s attempts to feign indifference to him, Ian continues to push Adalyn out of her comfort zone, unwilling to give in to her efforts to push him away.
Slowly, Ian starts to break through to the core of who Adalyn really is, but both of their pasts threaten to destroy any semblance of a relationship that could ever exist between the two of them.
REVIEW
I loved the character Adalyn, she has a smart mouth that covers up her real thoughts. Ian is not your typical rich guy, he is an undercover nerd. Adalyn’s friend Stacy sets them up and sparks fly, but they both have issues in their past to overcome. Stacy has the be best sidekick friend ever, she is always their for her friends and I loved the girl talk between the girls. Awesome read.
Playing Stacy











Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1UQwxXo
Synopsis
Stacy’s no stranger to trouble, considering that’s where her smart ass remarks usually land her…in trouble.A drunken night out with her best friend Adalyn lands her in jail. Not that she’d done anything wrong, except for hit on the incredibly sexy cop who showed up to take a report from Adalyn who’d had her purse stolen.

Chad, a no-nonsense officer who takes himself and his job very seriously, has no patience for Stacy’s shenanigans and over the top flirting. So he hauls her to jail to teach her a lesson, but didn’t expect it to cause Stacy to become a regular fixture in his life.

Stacy ends up befriending Chad’s partner, Joe, who keeps her company after Chad dumps her in a holding cell for the night. Joe and Stacy hit it off right away, resulting in Stacy always being around, no matter how much Chad tries to avoid her.

The constant bickering and sarcastic insults only heighten the sexual tension between Chad and Stacy, and Chad’s ability to control his emotions and actions becomes increasingly difficult.

A low scale war is declared between them, but their actions continue to both hurt each other while simultaneously pulling them together. When the fighting leads to literal bloodshed, they begin to wonder if they both should surrender before the war destroys them both.

 REVIEW
Format: Kindle Edition

Wow I want a friend like Stacy, she has to be the life of every party! Chad is so reserved he has to be the perfect opposite to her, And wow to opposites attract! Stacy has a mouth on her for sure, I loved her sayings! And I loved when she talked to her lady parts, OMG! You will love this follow up to Adalyn’s story. This book can also be read as a standalone.
Giveaway

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Bad Boy: An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele

Bad Boy by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele
Release Date: February 23rd, 2016
Full length, 350pp
Synopsis:
I should have seen it coming.
Sexy? Handsome? Trouble? Check, check, and check.
Is he messing up my life? Hell yes.
All the signs are there: he is a bad boy.
Even his name is a lie. Too bad I married him. I can’t wait to get divorced. Does this make me sound crazy?
I know I should avoid him, run as fast as I can. However, when a harmless misunderstanding lands me in a foreign prison cell, my dear, lying husband is the only one who can get me out. Crap. I shouldn’t accept.

But how to say no to trouble when said trouble is the one who makes me fantasize all the dirty things he could do to me?


 

REVIEW:

This story is the follow up to Indecent Proposal.  It could be read as a standalone.  Laurie found out after her wedding night that Chase was lying to her and ran away to Mexico.  Chase finds her to explain.  This story has lots of angst, betrayal and secrets. Can Laurie forgive him after she learns the secret?

BUY LINKS:

455d6-goodreads-badge-add-plus-d700d4d3e3c0b346066731ac07b7fe47

Author J.C. REED
Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

Author JACKIE STEELE
Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

 
(open worldwide)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

BAD BOY by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele is now available worldwide
on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Review: The Secret Heiress by Susie Warren (99 Cents!)

Review_TheSecretHeiress_Banner copy

Welcome to my review stop for THE SECRET HEIRESS by Susie Warren.  Susie will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.   You can follow the tour here:     http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2015/11/review-tour-secret-heiress-by-susie.html

a Rafflecopter giveaway

MediaKit_BookCover_TheSecretHeiress

GENRE:  Contemporary Romance

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BLURB:

Raised by a single mother in London, Anna Harris was surprised to find out her father was the business mogul, Oliver Bolles.  Deciding to follow in his footsteps, she used her brilliant ability with numbers to secure a sought after position in a London brokerage house. Disillusioned by the lack of integrity, Anna decides to seek a more fulfilling career and unknowingly throws herself into the path of an old obsession, Alistair Martin. Finding it difficult to endure the emotional scars of being abandoned by her father and then taken advantage of by a devious boyfriend, Anna avoids serious relationships until she is challenged to do something she has never done.

Alistair Martin is a hot, obscenely wealthy vineyard owner with a razor sharp business mind who pursues Anna out of curiosity and decides to invest into her failing events management company. He was raised in poverty until he was a teenager and his father’s family brought him into the fold. Anna is not what he expects and he has to change his game plan if he hopes to convince the secret heiress to let down her guard enough to leap into a wild affair.

Excerpt:

Anna Bolles wanted a different life. She was tired of entertaining clients who drank too much and lived to party. She had worked extraordinarily hard for the company over the past two years but with each passing day she became more unfulfilled. Being one of the only women, even with the Bolles name to protect her, made her a target.

She nodded to the security officer and walked out the front revolving door and headed down the busy London sidewalk. It was the beginning of rush hour and professionals were getting off work.

Awkwardly carrying the cardboard box in the busy rush hour crowd, announced to absolute strangers that she had either been fired or had given notice. Anna made her way over to a trash receptacle and looking into the box, removed an antique letter opener, a pair of sunglasses, a silk scarf and a few favorite pens and tucked them into her handbag. She tossed the remaining items into the trash and then took apart the box and placed it in a recycle bin. She wanted to escape the spotlight. She should be celebrating; she had narrowly escaped a life destined to be overly competitive, at times morally bankrupt, and seen by most as a mindless rat race.

Within a few short blocks, she walked into her apartment building. Taking the elevator to the 12th floor, she opened the door to her luxurious flat. The furnishings were mostly white on white with an occasional splash of pink. She was going to miss this place if she were being honest. She had decorated it herself and it was her first real venture into adulthood.

There were open boxes everywhere. The movers were coming Sunday to put most of her furniture in storage. She had found a cheap studio apartment in an old area of London. She would need to conserve every pound if she was going to be self-sufficient and be able to live on the small salary from the start-up.

She walked into the bedroom and stripped off her work clothes. She opted for a pair of low cut jeans and a button down white cotton shirt. She pulled on black boots and put her blond hair up into French twist.

She had promised to meet a few of her co-workers for a celebratory drink. She needed closure. Most of them would think her decision to leave was foolish. Afterwards, she would drop by her mother’s house to share the news before someone else told her.

Review:

Anna Bolles was born to a life of privilege and private boarding schools.  She is a brilliant mathematician and has a high powered job in finance.  She has made a decision at the start of the book to sell her elegant apartment, quit her job and take on a new job at a start events company with an old friend Frances, who is about to go on maternity leave.  She is determined to change her life! The new company needs an influx of investment money to survive and who is in charge of giving the investment, an old crush Alistair, who is rich and good looking.  Can Anna impress Alistair for the startup company despite the mutual attraction?  I thought the author did a wonderful job with Anna’s character, betrayed first by her father, then a college boyfriend and raised by a cold mother.  This is a great read!

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TheSecretHeiress

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susie Warren spends most of her time writing intense and complex stories about falling in love.  Her beloved characters are real living and breathing people thrown into unusual circumstances.  Besides being drawn into a make believe world each day, Susie keeps tabs on her inventor husband and her three challenging yet mostly perfect teenagers. She has five novels published and is working on her 6th.

Sign up for her newsletter for a chance to read her next book early and receive information on discounted prices and free books!

Visit her website for more information:  www.susiewarren.com

Connect with the author on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/susiewarrenauthor

or Twitter @susiecwarren

http://www.amazon.com/Susie-Warren/e/B00LIANNYQ

Buy Link:

The book will be $0.99 during the tour.

Amazon:  The Secret Heiress: a contemporary romance novel (The Bolles Dynasty Book 2)

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:

The Forgotten Heiress (The Bolles Dynasty Book 1)

 

The Chosen Heir (The Bolles Dynasty Book 3)

 

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Releases 2/9!! Review: Drive By Teresa Noelle Roberts

drive

blog tour

Drive72lg

Book Title: Drive
Author: Teresa Noelle Roberts
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Goodreads Button with Shadow

book blurb

He’s a kinky dream come true—and her only protection from danger.

Eight months after her (cheating, almost-ex) husband’s death, Suzanne Mayhew has a plan to move on with her life. First step: sell off Frank’s classic cars, starting with the red vintage Mustang convertible he never let her drive. Second step: get her unexplored kink on with a delicious younger man.

Preferably the one an old friend sends around, ostensibly to check out the Mustang. Neil Callahan—Boston cop, Dom, fifteen years her junior.

Neil feels the mutual sizzle, but if the blush staining her cheeks is any indication, her flirting skills are a little rusty. Though his instinct tells him to take things slow with the recent widow, he can’t resist inviting her along for a test drive—for the whole weekend.

Throwing caution to the wind, Suzanne takes him up on it. But they’re barely out of the driveway when Neil’s cop instincts kick in. They’ve got a tail…and it looks dangerously like her ex’s secrets looming large—and deadly—in their rear-view mirror.

Warning: Spies, lies and vile bad guys. A meddling BFF. Inappropriate use of kitchen tools. Completely appropriate use of rope and floggers. Your mileage may vary, depending on battery life.

excerpt

The red Mustang with the FOR SALE sign on it was the second thing to catch Neil Callahan’s eyes, even though he’d been looking for it on this tree-lined suburban street of huge, handsome, but cloyingly similar houses. Cookie-cutter, but an expensive cookie cutter. The first thing he noticed was the ass and long, jean-clad legs of the woman cleaning the windshield of the classic convertible.

The car was hot, a vintage Mustang—1965 or so, he thought—in near-showroom condition. Yet the car’s current owner drew his attention away from the vehicle. It said something about how tempting that butt was. How firm, yet curvy.

How spankable…

Which was definitely not what he should be thinking, unless he wanted to talk cars while sporting a mammoth hard-on. If this were porn, he could do that and find himself banging the callipygian redhead within thirty-five seconds, and she’d turn out to be as kinky as a cheap garden hose. But this was real life, so she’d probably pepper-spray him, or at least think of some good reason to cut the conversation short, leaving him without either the information he wanted on the car or a chance to flirt with her.

Neil made himself ride a couple of blocks while thinking distinctly non-sexy thoughts about the details of the latest investigation at work (looked like a straightforward case of one drug dealer shooting another over money, but it was early yet) and the schematics of Ford engines from the ’70s. When he thought he could talk without sounding like a horny teenager, he whipped his vintage Indian motorcycle around and headed back. Probably the woman would have gone back indoors and he’d have to call but with luck, she’d come back out to answer his questions, so he could see if the rest of her was as impressive as the rear view. Then maybe he’d ask her if she’d like to get lunch sometime, or coffee, which could lead to all sorts of interesting places, including his bedroom, the inside of his favorite bondage club or…

Down, boy! All the meeting was likely to lead to was finding out if he wanted to pursue the car, not the woman. She was probably married with kids, seeing as how she lived in a big house in upscale, suburban Bellwood, with the whole manicured-lawn thing going on. A far cry from his home base in Boston’s working-class Dorchester neighborhood, but one of his kink-community friends knew how badly he longed for a new project car and had mentioned seeing a Mustang for sale in this area.

Not that this car looked like a project. More like it had been someone’s precious baby, lovingly maintained all these years, and would be out his price range, even if his dad wanted to go in on it. Their usual project cars were more the “three tubs of parts and a frame” kind. But he could always drool.

Whether he’d be drooling more over the car or the woman was an excellent question.
When he pulled up, the woman was still out front, idly adjusting the FOR SALE sign, which had been resting on the bumper but was now in a more prominent position on the windshield.

The rest of her looked just as good as the rear view suggested.

Older than he was, early to mid-forties, he’d guess, to his thirty—the perfect age, in his opinion. Older women were more confident, as a rule, more in touch with their own sexual needs and less likely to use the submissive role as an excuse to avoid responsibility.

A guy could dream. Just like he could dream he could afford the car.

REVIEW:

Wow this story has it all! Suzanne, a 40-something cougar just decided to be a merry widow, and Neil, hot 30ish cop who is a Dom.  They meet over a red ’65 Mustang that Suzanne is selling because it was her ex dead husbands pride and joy.  I loved the authors portrayal of Suzanne as she comes back to life after a long dead marriage and finally drives the mustang she wasn’t allowed to drive during her marriage.  The story has hot BDSM older woman and younger man sex, spies and intrigue. I received this book as an arc for a honest review.

teasers

Couple taking a road trip in vintage convertible

Drive teaser 1

Drive teaser 3

Drive teaser 2

Cropped hands of topless guy with jeans unbuttoned playfully holding a whip BDSM. The picture in the studio on a background window.

meet the author

Teresa Noelle Roberts 72 dpi for WEB-11Teresa Noelle Roberts started writing stories in kindergarten and she hasn’t stopped yet. A prolific author of short erotica, she’s also a published poet and fantasy writer—but hot paranormals, sexy science fiction romances and BDSM-spiced contemporaries have become her favorites.

Teresa is a crunchy granola girl who enjoys belly dance, yoga, cooking, hiking, playing in the ocean and growing more vegetables than she and her husband can possibly eat. She’d enjoy sleeping too. She thinks. But it takes so much time!

She shares her home in southern Massachusetts with her husband—a Leo in law enforcement—and three cats. She and her husband often plan vacations around food,history and/or proximity to water.

Find out more about Teresa at www.teresanoelleroberts.com. If you’d rather be conversational, find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TeresNoeRoberts or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/AuthorTeresaNoelleRoberts. She also hangs out on Pinterest, sharing pictures of hot cars, hotter men and other inspirational imagery, at www.pinterest.com/teresanoellerob.

social media websiteblognewsletter signuptwitterFacebookpinterestGoodreads

buy the book

Drive72lg

AMAZON US:  Drive (Cougars, Cars and Kink)

amazon UKB&NiBooksgoogle playARegiveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

500x500 BEP Square

 

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!

Release Day Review: REIGN (Sin City Outlaws #1) By M.N. Forgy

reign book tour

reign it's live

reign cover

Blurb

As the president of the Sin City Outlaw Motorcycle Club, l fuck as hard as I ride and rarely go to bed alone.

The women are fast and the violence is intense.

I excel in both.

People either respect me or fear me. I’m not arrogant. It’s just the truth.

I was a king, reigning over Vegas without complication, until one gorgeous sheriff made everything fall apart.

When I saw her, I became a Neanderthal, wanting nothing more than to be between those legs.

I guess that’s where I went wrong, because my reality was shot to hell real

fucking fast.

One kiss caused her to step over that blue line.

One night in her bed made me a traitor.

And now… we’re both screwed.

reign

EXCERPT

“Really? You got me donuts?” I arch a brow, dropping the lid.
He turns, a mischievous smile fitting his face.
“Don’t all cops like donuts?” he jeers. I roll my eyes, placing my hand on my hip.
“That’s so stereotypical,” I huff.
“Oh, really?” he replies, grabbing the box off the table, a smug smile still on his face.
“I’ll get rid of them then.”
“No, wait!” I nearly trip over my feet trying to grab the box of donuts. He holds them higher than me and smiles so big I think I see two dimples. Really, he’s pulling the notorious bully move holding them just above my reach? Why am I attracted to him again?
“I thought you didn’t like them,” he taunts.
“I do like them. A lot, actually.” I cross my arms, my cheeks flushing. My dad used to always take me to the local bakery to get donuts on the weekends. I would get whatever I wanted—usually anything with sprinkles—and we would drop the rest off at the department. What can I say, embrace your stereotypes.
“So, it’s true. Cops love donuts,” he states arrogantly, sitting the box back down.

REIGN M.N.

REVIEW:

Jillian is a new sheriff fresh out of academy in Vegas.  Zeek is the leader of the Sin City Outlaws, untouchable to the police.  Jillian is breaking the blue code by dating Zeek and he is breaking the MC code by dating a cop but the chemistry is undeniable and they can’t seem to stay apart.  I loved the characters (especially the relationships they have with their best friends) and can’t wait to see what happens next, there is a cliffhanger be warned.

reign teaser

One bad biker. One gorgeous sheriff.

One intense biker romance.

Reign releases on January 27th!

ORDER NOW!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Nz8tPD

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1JFJyyJ

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1PW98BW

iBooks: http://apple.co/1R8tNCO

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1QdBQy7

 

m.n. forgy bioAbout the Author

M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She’s a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn’t live with the “what if” anymore and finally took a chance on her character’s story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

 

Stalk Her:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you liked this post say thanks by sharing it!