Friday, May 29, 2015

Survivor: A Sanctuary Novella (Sanctuary End Times Series Book 2) by Pauline Creeden hosted by N K Author Services

My Review

This was a really intense book.  I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book.  The author captivated me from page one and kept my interest throughout.  Then at the end I was left hanging wondering what happens next.  So I will definitely have to get the next book.

I highly recommend this book to those who love suspense.  It is a perfect book and I loved it.  This gets 5***** stars from this reviewer without a doubt.  

Survivor: A Sanctuary Novella (Sanctuary End Times Series Book 2)
by Pauline Creeden
Genre: Apocalyptic - Science Fiction

Blurb: What if the Biblical End Times unfolded in a way no one told you about and the rapture didn't happen before the tribulation began... 

Aliens have attacked and Rory's mother is missing, but none of that matters much to him. He's safe in his apartment complex, has his friends and his twin sister, Hailey. But as supplies start to dwindle, it becomes obvious that he needs to do something to make sure they all survive...even if it means he has to brave going outside through the Shisa and the zombies people have become. As long as they are safe, that's all that matters, right?

Author Bio: Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader's Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Herarts in Danger hosted by N K Author Services

Hearts in Danger, FOURTEEN stories of thrilling romance to benefit the American Heart Association. This limited time box set is only $0.99 (AWESOME value), but we will be rewarding those who purchase the set via PRE-ORDER and through the first week it’s live! Just fill out the form to claim your freebies as our thanks for supporting the cause.

Available for Preorder
Release Date June 2, 2015.

Enter to win this beautiful Tiffany & Co necklace and support a great cause! 
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This limited time box set is only $0.99 (AWESOME value), but we will be rewarding those who purchase the set via PRE-ORDER and through the first week it’s live! Just fill out the form on the left to claim your freebies as our thanks for supporting the cause. We are still gathering the bonus information and will update a partial list within the coming weeks.

Brody: The Bang Shift 
by Mandy Harbin

One Night Stand (A Martin Family Novel Book 1)
by Parker Kincade

SEAL's Honor (Take No Prisoners Series): A Military Romance
by Elle James

Protective Custody
by Paige Tyler

Caught in the Crosshair
by Barb Han

Hot Pursuit (A Hostile Operations Team Novel - Book 1) 
by Lynn Raye Harris

Protecting Caroline (SEAL of Protection Book 1)
by Susan Stoker

Enemy Mine (The Base Branch Series Book 1)
by Megan Mitcham

Pick Your Poison (The Bullet Catchers)
by Roxanne St. Claire

Accidental SEAL (SEAL Brotherhood Series Book 1) 
by Sharon Hamilton

Slow Burn (Lawmen Book 3)
by Cheyenne McCray

Against the Dark (Undercover Associates Book 1)
by Carolyn Crane

Dangerous Curves - a short-length contemporary hot romantic suspense novella
by Nina Bruhns

Deadly Pursuit (A SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Book 1) 
by Misty Evans

Monday, May 25, 2015

Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story by Pauline Creedon hosted by N K Author Services

My Review

This is the first book I have read by this author.  I can honestly say I have found another favorite author.  This book was so good.  I read it in one sitting; took me a couple of hours.  I just couldn’t put it down.  There was so much action and it just kept me on the edge of my seat.  I just had to know what was going to happen next.
I loved Raven.  She is awesome and would protect Darius at all costs.  I loved everything about her.  It’s so nice to read about a female lead character who is all that.  I can’t wait to read more books by this author.
This book gets 5***** stars from me all the way around.  I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story
by Pauline Creeden
Genre: YA Steampunk, YA Sci Fi

Blurb: Human life has value. 
The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

Author Bio: Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader's Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.
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The Story of a Baron by Linda Rae Sande hosted by N K Author Services

My Review

This really was a great read.  What I really liked about this book was the story within the story.  I loved at the beginning how the two met and how they decided to read the story together.  The only thing that I didn’t like about this book is that there was a lot of extra details that kind of got me lost sometimes.  I would be reading, then kind of forget where I was because it was soo very detailed. 
Other than that I loved the book, I thought the story was great and I look forward to more books by this author.  I’m giving this book 5*****.

The Story of a Baron
by Linda Rae Sande
Genre: Historical Romance

What will she discover when she reads between the lines?

Jeffrey Althorpe is in need of more income for the struggling Sommers barony. As a peer of the realm, he’s not allowed to work, but if he’s able to earn money from a book he’s written – anonymously, of course - no one will be the wiser. A dowry would be easier, but then he would have to find a wife willing to marry a baron.

While her brother, the Earl of Everly, is away on one of his lengthy expeditions, Lady Evangeline is left behind in London to spend her days creating exquisite embroideries and reading books. She's about to buy The Story of a Baron at The Temple of Muses when Lord Sommers suddenly appears. He’s intent on buying the very same book, but there's only the one copy.

Desperate to discover what changes his publisher might have made to his story - without letting on he’s the author - Jeffrey suggests they read it together. Evangeline's sterling reputation could use a bit of scandal, she decides, and so she agrees to Lord Sommer's proposal.

As the two read The Story a Baron, Evangeline realizes some of the characters and settings are just a bit too familiar. And a bit too close to home. Was she the inspiration for the baron’s secret love, a bold, brash woman whose reputation is in tatters?

With her own reputation suddenly in question, Evangeline finds her life imitating art. How can the book have a happy ending when she wishes she’d never purchased The Story of a Baron? 

From book production and technical writing to research and romance
A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical
writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time.
Now running the front office of a busy print shop, she's developed an appreciation for pretty papers and spends time using them in her scrapbooks. She can frequently be found at the local cinema enjoying the latest movie. During the winter, she hosts several junior hockey players, and an indeterminate number of tropical fish live with her year-round. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming.



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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wild Heat by Lucy Monroe Release Day Blitz hosted by N K Author Services

Every author has their own process.  Music is a BIG part of mine and every book I've written has had its own playlist, even way back before that was a word. ;-)  I can write anywhere as long as I've got my iTouch and a pair of headphones. Even a birthday party at a noisy pizza parlor.  Yes, I've done it...hiding in a corner.  Just ask my family.  Deadlines wait for no one.

Wild Heat is no exception, but I've got to tell you...the music on that playlist surprised me.  I love positive country.  I'm not as big a fan of the classic twang, but yes I do have Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton in my iTunes library.  The thing is, I haven't been using country to write to for a few years.  Then all of a sudden, this new series comes along.  It's set in Alaska and the playlist is decidely country.  I won't tell you how much music I bought in six months, but I will tell you that I've heard more new country writing the Northern Fire series than in the whole decade leading up to it.

No way could I list all the songs I listened to writing this book, but how about I share the Top 10?

1. Fishin' in the Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - please tell me you all remember this one.  It's one of my favorites from back in the day and it embodies that feeling of Kitty & Tack's relationship before she loses her way in college.

2. Land of the Living by Pam Tillis - this song could be Kitty's anthem as the book opens.  She's ready to start living again, even if she doesn't know it.

3.  Crash my Party by Luke Bryan - when Kitty first shows up in Cailkirn, Tack thinks it's the last thing he wants, but the reality is, he desires nothing more than his former best friend crashing his party.

4.  Turn on the Radio by Reba McIntyre - sometimes the songs are about how they make me feel while I'm writing.  This is the feisty side of Kitty and who better to channel it than the Queen of Country?

5.  Boys Round Here by Blake Shelton - now this is Tack and his brother and cousins.  These Cailkirn boys know they're something special and they should!

6.  Good Girl by Carrie Underwood - this could be Kitty singing to herself, reminding herself that she can't trust what men tell her, that Tack could hurt her just like her ex did. That she needs to be tougher.

7.  I Hold On by Dierks Bentley - Tack is the kind of man that when he makes up his mind, he doesn't let go.  Kitty may take some convincing and Tack may need to remember his mind has been made up for a while, but this man isn't letting go.

8.  Better Dig Two by The Band Perry - the intensity of this song is almost crazy right? And that's the kind of relationship I like to write about.  Love it or hate it, but you will not be unmoved by it. I can get behind that kind of romance.

9.  Deeper than the Holler by Randy Travis - this song made it onto several playlists I listened to while writing Wild Heat because it just so embodied the love Tack has for Kitty.

10.  Little White Church by Little Big Town - because the best romances end with a wedding. :)

You can see the whole playlist on my YouTube channel here:

Hugs and happy reading and listening!

Wild Heat
by Lucy Monroe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day Blitz

Sometimes old flames are the hottest of all . . .
In the quaint little town of Cailkirn, Alaska, it’s impossible to keep a secret, especially one as juicy as the unexpected return of Kitty Grant. Tack MacKinnon remembers her wild red curls and even wilder spirit—and still feels the sting from when she shattered his heart in college. But there’s a pain in Kitty’s gorgeous eyes that guts him to the core and Tack is determined to do whatever it takes to see the woman he still loves smile again—even if it means taking on her demons as his own.

After fleeing an abusive ex-husband, Kitty decides that the best way to heal her broken heart is to come back home. But she gets a whole new shock when she sees how undeniably sexy Tack has become. More handsome, more muscular, more charming—more everything—he’s impossible to resist. Before she knows it, they’re reigniting sparks that could set the whole state of Alaska on fire. Yet trust doesn’t come easy to Kitty anymore, and as things heat up between her and Tack, she can’t help but wonder if one of them is going to get burned . . .

With more than 7 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award winning and USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 60 books and had her stories translated for sale all over the world.  While she writes multiple subgenres of romance, all of her books are sexy, deeply emotional and adhere to the concept that love will conquer all.  A passionate devotee of romance, she adores sharing her love for the genre with her readers.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beyond Words by Diane O'Key hosted by N K Author Services

Beyond Words
by Diane O'Key
Genre: Contemporary Romance

My Review

This was such a nice read.  I just loved this book to pieces.  This is what I would call a really nice romance book.  Trey and Abby have to work together to save the bookstore that was willed to them by their aunt who passed away.  The attraction between Trey and Abby was apparent from the get go, even though they tried so hard to fight it. 

I loved following the story of Trey and Abby getting to know each other.  It was absolutely great.  Abby’s best friend Mellie was a super character as well.  She was the perfect best friend.  All of the characters in this book actually were really great.  It was just that, a really great book.

I give this book 5***** all the way around.  I hope that you will read it too and enjoy it as much as I did.

The last thing Abby Mathieson wants is what she most needs: a take-care-of-the-business-end partner. Emotional and financial demons spur her dreams of self-reliance and her vow to continue her aunt's legacy of Beyond Words, a Blue Ridge Mountains book-and-gift shop.

Trey Dalton, sexy CPA with a heart of gold and backbone of steel, wants nothing more than to return to his home in sunny Florida. But he made a death-bed promise to help Abby succeed... whatever it takes.

Conflict and sexual tension intensify as they wrangle over the shop and deal with Abby's quirky best friend and the incorrigible resident parrot. Abby's sworn to trust no man, but Trey has her tangled up worse than knotted fishing line. If she can't overcome her insecurities before he unravels her finances and leaves town forever, her precious independence will cost her a love Beyond Words. 

Diane O’Key can’t ever remember not reading—or writing, for that matter. By the end of eighth grade, she’d written numerous poems and short stories and won an award for having read over 500 books grades 1 through 8. Her lifelong love of storytelling, classical literature, and history—inspired by incredible and demanding teachers—propelled her into a 22-year secondary language arts teaching career, in which her students and colleagues immeasurably enriched her life...though one of her great points of pride—and greatest fears—is that they remember her as OCD about grammar, spelling, and syntax....
Raised on the Jersey Shore, she discovered a deep love of theater (for which she won several awards) and gymnastics in high school. Aided by scholarships and loans, she worked her way through Georgian Court University, and upon graduation with honors and 42 English literature credits, taught high school in Pt. Pleasant and Pt. Pleasant Beach.
Then, she and her high-school sweetheart, now husband, moved to Southwest Florida, where she continued to teach. Married for 40 years, she and her better-half, a retired firefighter, have one grown son, a talented airbrush artist, and divide their time between we-love-winters-in Florida (though they’re there—at least for now—most of the year) and their beloved South Carolina Upstate lake home as often as they can get away.
Her interests include making custom jewelry and bookmarks, snow skiing, baking, and anything to do with the water. A member of SW Florida Romance Writers and RWA for eighteen years, she has two wonderful, multi-published authors as critique partners: the self-dubbed Three Musketeers. Diane writes medieval historical romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense.
Writing as she does “in the mist,” without absolute direction or outlines, is both a challenge and a joy. She delights in those moments when the characters pop full-blown into her head, carrying on a conversation. As that pop is rarely the first chapter, however, the struggle begins to write from that point-first backward, then forward. Keeps her awake at night...and life interesting.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gunning for Marie by Tracey Steinback hosted by N K Author Services

Gunning for Marie
by Tracey Steinbach
Genre: Dystopian Romance/Military Romance

My Review

This is one of the first books I have read in the Dystopian genre and I absolutely loved it!  I loved everything about this book…the characters, the action, the romance (just a tad of romance but I loved what it was), the mystery of it all.  It was a great read.  The author did very well on this short story.  However, I would love to see more.  I want to read more about Gunnar and Marie.  I didn’t like Tyson but what he did in the end…oh my goodness; almost made me cry.  I love how the book ended.  This was keep you on the edge of your seat kind of book and I am so glad to have read it.

I have to give this book 5***** and I have found myself a new author to love.  I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Several years after the third World War, resources are scarce. The poor are poorer and the middle class doesn't exist anymore. A man with resources travels from city to town buying teenagers from desperate parents and orphanages. The teens are educated, fed and clothed as appropriate for their end purpose, Soldier or Breeder. A strong, young woman, Marie Rice, falls for Gunnar Lincoln. Their attraction is forbidden, Marie meant for someone else. Disturbing events on the island lead to Gunnar and Marie looking for a way to escape and save everyone else. While they bide their time, attraction turns to something stronger. Will they escape? Will they save the others?

Tracey has been married for over twenty years to a man who’s broadened her horizons. He introduced her to NHRA Drag Racing in 1997. She’s been a fan ever since. Her three children call her Mom or Mama.
Tracey has an eclectic taste in music, enjoying everything from country to hard rock. Def Leppard is her favorite rock band.
Tracey enjoys watching Disney cartoon movies, action/adventure, and romantic comedies. Castle is her favorite TV show.
She loves watching NFL Football. Go 9ers and Saints!
Tracey has been an avid reader since her teen years. She started writing, seriously, after her first short story was accepted for an anthology in 2011. Reading books for a living had always been a dream of Tracey’s. She often jokes that she writes to fund her reading habit.

Twitter: @MamaS449

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Vampire of Vancouver by Lia Meldon mosted by N K Author Sercices

The Vampire of Vancouver
Lovers & Liars Book 2
by Liz Meldon
Genre:Paranormal Romance

My Review

This is the second book in this series and I just love it.  This book is fantastic.  Aphrodite and Loki are quite a pair.  This book picks up right from the first one and we get swept into their world immediately.

This book was better than the first as it had more information about the characters and we really see them come to life.  Following these two on their adventures is great and I really enjoyed it.

I give this book 5***** all the way around and highly recommend it  

The Vampire of Vancouver (Lovers and Liars #2)
Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust, is not impressed. After giving up her penthouse suite in trendy Manhattan to go monster hunting around the world, she finds herself in a sad hotel room in Vancouver with a decidedly distracted Loki. She hadn't expected this job to be so serious, and her Norse partner isn't exactly bowing to her whims these days. What was the point in coming with him if they weren’t beneath the sheets all hours of the day? It seems like such a waste of sexual compatibility. Humph.

Meanwhile, Loki, Norse trickster, is equally unimpressed. He hadn't thought taking on a beautiful partner would make his work so difficult. Her unfocused energy grates on his nerves, and his lust for her is only surpassed by his desire for more godly power. He will complete this job, whether she likes it or not, and he’ll walk away one step closer to regaining his old abilities. Now, if only he can get his partner to focus on the task at hand, not seduction. Ridiculous woman.

Aphrodite and Loki, an unlikely team if there ever was one, find themselves in the City of Vancouver hunting vampires. The job is pretty straightforward: rescue the damsel, kill the monster. Unfortunately, even the easiest of jobs hardly ever go according to plan.

Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn't writing about her own snarky characters, she is ghostwriting romance novellas, loitering on social media, or taking care of animals.

As a freelance ghostwriter, she has written eleven romance novellas, eight of which have been published and are doing well. She loves writing realistic characters in fantastical settings.