Review: SILENT NIGHT by Kristen Strassel!

We’re excited to celebrate the release of SILENT NIGHT by Kristen Strassel!
Title: Silent Night
Author: Kristen Strassel
Age: NA
Genre: Paranormal RomanceCover Designer: Nathalia Suellen

Scheduled to release: November 2014AMAZON

 

“What girl deep down inside doesn’t fall for a good love story?”

Kyndra hasn’t had the best of luck lately, since her grandmother passed away one year ago; she has been kicked out of their old place. She now spends her night between living on the streets, staying at her drug- dealer boyfriend’s house and her best friend from high school’s house. On Christmas Eve she wonders into a mass after having nowhere to go, at least here she might feel a bit closer to her grandmother. While watching all the families passing by a man named Aidan approaches her claiming he knows her. After the mass Aidan brings her to his house for the night, here she finds comfort and safety, but is Aidan really telling her about his true self?

Aidan is an author of novels, but goes under the pen name Alison Duprois, these novels are a memoirs of his life. By documenting his search for the reincarnation of his love for the past three hundred years, he has become a best-selling author. Kyndra has always enjoyed reading Alison Duprois’ novels; she just didn’t know she would end up living one of them.

I feel like if it wasn’t for bad luck, Kyndra would have luck at all. Once Kyndra has a place to stay and decides to get her CNA to get her life in order, she gets fired from her current job. Once Kyndra received a job in a hospital after completing her CNA course she stumbles upon her mom, who has never been part of her life. She is completely torn on how she feels about the situation as well. Also, being in the relationship she is in with Aidan she ends up losing many people she once cared about. Although it may be for the best, it still took a toll on her.

I enjoyed the fact that although this was in the POV of Kyndra we were able to see some thoughts through Aidan’s eyes while Kyndra was reading his novels. I was able to truly get a sense of how he felt and how strong his attraction to her truly was.

I have to admit that do not read many vampire books, this is only my third one and I have yet to fall in love with a vampire character until now! He seemed so very different from all the others that I have read.

Also, I have not read any other novels in the Night Song Collection, but did not interfere with me enjoying this novel. I also hope Kristen Strassel will maybe write from Aidan’s point of view, I know I would really enjoy it!

 

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Review: Nothing but Trouble by J. L Hammer

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Title- Nothing but Trouble

Author- J. L Hammer

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Nothing but Trouble kept me on the edge of my seat!

Frankie works at a gentlemens club, Glitz, as a server who made a deal with the wrong person, a loan shark, Domino. When Domino approaches Frankie to star in porn in order to settle her debts, Frankie gets nervous and flees. She decides to go to her Uncle’s, but on the way she crashes her precious Mustang. Frankie then tries someone to help her and she finds a cabin, where she literally falls into Wes’ cabin. The first meeting between Frankie and Wes was too funny, him in the bath tub, while she is hanging from the ceiling that she just crashed through. Wes is a cop who thinks Frankie is up to something, but then again Wes has trouble trusting women after his ex cheated on him. It seems the more Frankie stays with him the more trouble finds her, and every time you think Frankie and Wes are in the clear something always seems to follow.

There was a very interesting cast of characters all of them unique in their own way; Lily is Frankie’s next door neighbor who can stand her own, Ginger whose son has leukemia and will do anything to help him, Jim and Wayne who are Wes’ next door neighbors, both interesting in their own way and so many more!!

This story combined suspense, romance and humor and I loved all three together!!!

Review: Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne

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Title- Mistletoe and Mr. Right

Author- Lyla Payne

Publisher- Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

I believe that everything happens for a reason and this book completely shows just that.

Jessica is a junior in college and has a perfect plan for the rest of her life, she wants to get engaged the summer after she graduates and land the perfect job. When she meets Brennan at a frat party, she knows that he might be the man she will spend her life with. After four months of dating she followed him to Ireland, the thing was he didn’t know and Jessica didn’t receive a warm welcome. The only good thing that seemed to be coming from the trip was getting to know Grady, Brennan’s family’s farm hand.

I did not like how Jessica was treated when she got to Brennan’s house, I understand that she wasn’t invited, but even Brennan did not treat her well, and all his affection towards her seemed forced. He should have been by her side and showing his family how much she meant to him. I felt Grady did that more than Brennan and they just met! I loved all the banter between Jessica and Grady, and how Jessica was able to be herself and how they opened up to each other right away.

If you are looking for a quick holiday read, this is the perfect book for you.

Blitz: Captured Love by Juliana Haygert

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Captured Love by Juliana Haygert
Publication date: November 10th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

It’s been four years since twenty-year-old Jessica Hayes has been home, but when she discovers her father is dying, she must return to her hometown in South Carolina and face her past. Jessica thought patching up her relationship with her father would be her biggest challenge, but when she runs into Ryan Dawson—the catalyst of all her problems—she wonders if coming home was a mistake.

Ryan knows he screwed up. Hell, he paid the price…with interest. But when he runs into his best friend’s little sister, Jessica, he’s reminded that his debt will never truly be paid. He may have turned his life around, but he can’t undo the damage. So, he does what he should have done all those years ago. He stays away from Jessica, and all the other personal demons that still haunt him.

Jessica thought she wanted nothing to with Ryan, but something is different about him and she needs to know why. When she discovers the truth behind his change, she puts her troubles aside and tries to help him. But is putting her heart back in the line of fire worth disrupting her stable life back in Ohio, or will the past repeat itself, leaving her brokenhearted once again?

Excerpt:

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As Luke and Jason chatted about the next race, I leaned against the rail, looking at the stars. After that night under the stars with Jessica, the night she told me I could be anything I wanted to be, I never looked at the night sky the same way. It was like the stars and I shared a secret, as if the night sky knew something about me that no one else did.

Jason leaned on the rail beside me. “What’s up?”

“Nothing.” I glanced over my shoulder. “Where’s Luke?”

“He went to the car to grab a bottle of whiskey.”

“Oh.” Maybe it was time for me to leave. Seeing the guys drinking whiskey while I had to hold back was probably a bad idea.

I looked around, trying to remember where I had parked my car.

“She didn’t come,” Jason said. He must have misinterpreted me and thought I was looking for his sister. “Rachel and Sophie stopped by the house and tried to convince her to come, but since you told her about your past, she’s been quiet. Well, quieter.”

I frowned. “Why?” He shrugged. “I didn’t tell her so she would feel bad about it. I told her because I realized she would find out one way or other. Better if it came from me.”

Jason nodded. “I know.” He tilted his head at me. “Are you okay?”

I chuckled—a sarcastic sound. “Never been better.”

With a hint of pity in his eyes, he placed a hand on my shoulder and squeezed. “You know I’m here for you, man. Whatever the problem is.”

“I know, J-man.” I sighed. However, there was nothing to be done. My problem was with the past, and unfortunately, I couldn’t change it. Neither could I let it go.

Luke showed up with the whiskey bottle. “Dude, it took me a few minutes to find it. I thought I had forgotten it.”

I glanced at the bottle, then at Jason. Comprehension spread across his face.

“Luke, maybe we shouldn’t drink that tonight,” Jason said.

Luke’s face fell, but a second later, he nodded. “Right. Of course.”

“Nah, it’s okay.” I pushed against the rail. “I have to wake up early tomorrow, so I’m gonna go. But you guys should drink that whiskey and have a good time.”

“Ryan, you don’t need to go,” Jason started.

I shook my head. “No, I do.” I wasn’t kidding about waking up early. After all, I had to be at the Habitat for Humanity site at eight sharp. As much as I wanted to stay and drink—Coke—with them, I knew my mood wasn’t great for company. “See you guys soon.”

Jason and Luke smacked my shoulder as I walked past them. The party went on as I walked by. I smiled, but inwardly, I envied them. I still had a wild night here and there, but if I could help it, they happened rarely. Meanwhile, these people could drink and stay out all night long. They could have fun; they could enjoy themselves, guiltlessly.

With a long exhale, I slipped into my Mustang and pulled away before I gave in to temptation and joined them.

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Juliana

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting–but equally gratifying–life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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Special Announcement: PATH OF DESTRUCTION by C. Quinn and E. Lee

Authors Elizabeth Lee and Caisey Quinn are so excited to finally be able to share with you the cover, synopsis, and official release date for Path of Destruction, book two in the Broken Heartland series!
Title: Path of Destruction (Broken Heartland #2)
Author: E. Lee and C. Quinn
Age Group: Upper YA/NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 24, 2014
PRE-ORDER Link Coming Soon!
Synopsis 
They ignored the warning signs and it cost them everything… 
At the end of a life-changing summer a devastating tornado hit the small town of Hope’s Grove, Oklahoma.
While the brick suburban mansions of Summit Bluffs saw very little damage, their occupants weren’t so lucky. As the members of both communities struggle to put the pieces of their lives back together, lies will be told, truths will be revealed, and nothing will ever be the same. The road to recovery is long and paved with past hurts and future heartbreaks.
They ignored the warning signs, and one of them didn’t make it out alive. The four that remain know they’d be crazy to think the storms are actually over..
Because it’s just when you think you’re safe that you find yourself right in the path of destruction.

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Title: Storm Warning (Broken Heartland #2)
Author: E. Lee and C. Quinn
Age Group: YA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: December 12, 2013
Description:
Sometimes you can’t see the storm coming until it’s too late…Severe Storm Warning Tip #1:

Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #2:

If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

Severe Storm Warning Tip #3:

They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.

Situated just outside of Oklahoma City, Calumet County is divided into two drastically different communities: Hope’s Grove and Summit Bluffs. One is the small backward town where dirt roads lead the way to field parties and railroad tracks. And the other, a sprawling suburb where paved drives lead to the landscaped lawns of the wealthy and over privileged.

For five teenagers smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, summer is heating up fast. The winds of change are blurring the invisible line that divides the rich and the rural.

One has a secret.

One has a crush.

One has been lying.

One will get caught.

And one might not make it out alive.

They’re from two different worlds…but one summer is about to change everything.


Series info:

Whether you believe in destiny, divine intervention, or just plain ol’ dumb luck, several things happened in 2013 that caused E. Lee and C. Quinn’s paths to cross. It may have been that the stars aligned perfectly, or the fact anytime Luke Bryan was mentioned on a social media site both of them were tagged, or maybe it was just that their small town roots and country girl attitudes were magnetically drawn together—calling out to one another, “Y’all should write a book!” Despite geography keeping them apart—Lee in Illinois and Quinn in Alabama—they did. Thanks to three-hour phone calls, ridiculous amounts of online chats, and umpteen Google Docs—Storm Warning is the first book in their edgy new Young Adult series, Broken Heartland.

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Author Bios:

Born and raised in the middle of a Midwestern cornfield (not literally, that would be weird), I’ve spent my entire life imagining stories. Stories where the right guy always gets the right girl, first kisses are as magical as they are on the big screen and anything is completely possible if you believe.

Although this journey began years ago, it recently took on a whole new life. After years of devouring hundreds of Romance, YA and New Adult novels, I had an epiphany… I should write a book. And I did it!

If I’m not reading, writing, enjoying drinks with my amazing group of girlfriends or chasing around a sarcastically funny kid, I’m probably watching television shows that were created for teenagers, while my husband teases that I’m too old to watch them.

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Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com .

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Blog Tour and Review: Black Rose by Kris Thompson

Black Rose
by Kris Thompson
It’s better to die on your feet than beg on your knees.
 
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Release Date: November 13 , 2014

Genre: Fiction/Romance/Suspense/Thrillers/
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-247-1
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH
~~SUMMARY~~

Black-Rose-3D-Paperback-eReader Lillian Locke had the perfect life in Boulder, Colorado. She had the boyfriend of her dreams, a wonderful family, awesome friends, and a spot on the track team at a great college. There wasn’t anything life could throw at her that she couldn’t get through . . . until he found her. Lillian never could have imagined being abducted and chained up in the dark. Worse yet, being just one of many girls kidnapped and held captive by a madman. All she can do now is hope that she survives the brutality of their captor long enough to find a way to free herself and her new captive friends. When Richard Haines’ girlfriend goes missing, he makes it his personal mission to find the woman he loves and bring her home to the safety of their loved ones. Seeking the help of friends and family, Richard abandons everything except for his pursuit of Lillian. But when someone else close to Richard goes missing, and the bodies of the abducted girls start showing up in the hills outside Boulder, the only thing he can do is hope that he finds her before it is too late.

~~My Review~~

Wow! Black Rose, was a gripping and suspenseful novel that takes readers into an adventure           with Lillian Locke, who has been kidnapped, and Richard Haines, who is trying to find her.

This debut novel from Kris Thompson, was able to keep me in suspense the whole time reading!!

Lillian Locke thought she had the perfect life; she was in college, her best friend was sharing an apartment with her and she had the perfect boyfriend. The only thing was girls were going missing from campus, even though this was happening Lillian never thought this would happen to her, that’s when he got her! She doesn’t remember how she got abducted all she know is when she woke up, it was dark, smelled and she was chained to the wall by her ankle. Then there’s Richard who did everything in his power to find his girlfriend Lillian after she was kidnapped.

I enjoyed the back and forth POV between Richard and Lillian, it was very interesting to see what they were both doing on the same day. I also like how each time the narration changed the day in which they were on, which it was day counting on how long Lillian held captive vs how many days she had been missing from Richard, was labeled.

It was also interesting to see how all the characters coped with thing differently. The girls that were held captive coped differently after they were raped or beaten, some talked, some stayed quiet and some became physical, showing not all people cope with trauma in the same way. They all bonded as sisters together and did this by talking about their lived and people they loved. Richard, his family and Lillian’s family also coped with losing Lillian in different ways. It showed how not all people cope with loss the same way, the only thing they had in common was that they all loved Lillian and all wanted to find her!

~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
kthompson Kris Thompson is a veteran of the US Navy and single mother of three. When she’s not knitting scarves, chasing her children around or baking, you’ll find her enjoying a good book or writing down notes for her own upcoming stories. Writing has been a passion for Kris for many years, and seeing those stories printed on paper is a dream come true.

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~~Praise for Black Rose~~
“There are just not enough words to describe how great I thought this book was! I completed it in one sitting, refused sleep till I was finished. 

A psychotic killer is abducting women, holding them hostage for days and days while raping and torturing and killing in a most horrendous way. Except you know this by reading the back of the book. What you dont know is the story inside…there is so much more.”
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Cover Reveal: More Than A Deal by T. J. Tims

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Book: More Than A Deal

Author: T. J. Tims

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Humor

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Synopsis:

Book Two in the More Than DC series by T.J. Tims

How would you feel if everyone that you love has kept secrets from you?

Well, Quincy Westley is sick of the shit. All she wants is to resolve the past and move on with the future. A future that she may not be prepared for.

After a weekend of spending time getting to know the half-sister she didn’t know existed, she’s attracted the attention of Kaine Alexander. With his help, Quincy can learn to successfully navigate her Westley family’s social circle.

Kaine is a man in charge. He’s the head of his family’s empire. It’s his way or… no, it’s just his way. When his mother meddles in the family business and has him presented with an ultimatum he’ll do anything to make sure he doesn’t lose it all; thumbing his nose at the challenge.

A deal has been struck.

When you add crazy friends, meddling family, and raw attraction, the lines of any deal can and will become blurred.

Author Bio:

Raised on the shores of New Jersey, T.J. began reading romance novels at the age of fourteen when she picked up Elda Minger’s The Dare. From that day forward she hasn’t stopped reading romance novels of all subgenres. She focused on her career, working in a corporate office during the day, and read a novel every single night. One day when pausing to breathe between novels, T.J. found herself married and pregnant! After being laid off and giving birth to her son, she threw herself into being a stay at home mom.

During the day T.J. focuses on her household that is overrun with testosterone; one beefcake husband, one son that takes after beefcake husband, and two male dogs. In the evening she taps away at her keyboard letting her mind play. Be sure to follow T.J. on Facebook for updates.

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