Friday, October 19, 2018

Witness Betrayed by Linda Ladd Tour & #Giveaway

Witness Betrayed

A Will Novak Novel #3

by Linda Ladd

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Pub Date: 10/2/18

No Friends
Mardi Gras whips New Orleans’ French Quarter into a whirlpool of excess, color, booze, noise, motion. So the woman in the sights of Will Novak’s binoculars stands out. She’s bruised, barefoot, wearing a man’s raincoat. And she’s looking right at him.

No Faith
In a moment she’s fleeing into the crowd, but Novak knows she’s not gone for good. When she comes back, it’s with a gun to his head—and a story about crony politics, a crooked judge, a kidnapped whistleblower, and children in deadly danger. Novak can’t let this one slide.

No Fury
Through the grit of Houston’s underbelly to the grime below Beverly Hills’ glamor, a trickle of rot connects the powerful to the desperate and corrupts the men and women who are supposed to stand against it. Deceit is everywhere. If he’s going to do right, Novak is going to have to do it alone . . .

Say Your Goodbyes
A Will Novak Novel #2

When a scream wakes Will Novak in the middle of the night, at first he puts it down to the nightmares. He's alone on a sailboat in the Caribbean, miles from land. And his demons never leave him.

The screams are real, though, coming from another boat just a rifle’s night scope away. It only takes seconds for Novak to witness one murder and stop another. But with the killer on the run and a beautiful stranger dripping on his deck, Novak has gotten himself into a new kind of deep water.

The young woman he saved says she doesn't know who she is. But someone does, and they're burning fuel and cash to chase Novak and his new acquaintance from one island to the next, across dangerous seas and right into the wilds of the Yucatan jungle. If either of them is going to live, Novak is going to need answers, fast—and he's guessing he won't like what he finds out . . .

Bad Road to Nowhere
A Will Novak Novel #1

Not many people know their way through the bayous well enough to find Will Novak’s crumbling mansion outside New Orleans. Not that Novak wants to talk to anyone. He keeps his guns close and his guard always up.

Mariah Murray is one selfish, reckless, manipulative woman, the kind Novak would never want to get tangled up with. But he can’t say no to his dead’s wife sister.

When Mariah tells him she wants to rescue a childhood friend, another Aussie girl gone conveniently missing in north Georgia, Novak can’t turn her down. She’s hiding something. But the pretty little town she’s targeted screams trouble, too. Novak knows there’s a trap waiting. But until he springs it, there’s no telling who to trust . . . 

Linda Ladd is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including the Claire Morgan thrillers. She makes her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband and old beagle named Banjo. She loves traveling and spending time with her two adult children,two grandsons, and granddaughter. In addition to writing, Linda enjoys target shooting and is a good markswoman with a Glock 19 similar to her fictional detectives. She loves to read good books, play tennis and board games, and watch fast-paced action movies. She is currently at work on her next novel.

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Mr. Delicious by Khardine Gray Tour & #Giveaway

Mr. Delicious
by Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Who would pass up the chance to go on a wild spring fling to Paris with a truly delicious, gorgeous man?
It’s the question on Wren’s mind even as she’s being asked by the deadly handsome billionaire she’d christened Mr. Delicious. 

With her world turned upside down after finding out that her boyfriend was a lying cheat, and the dire financial situation she's in, the last thing she should be doing is flying across the world with a man she barely knows. 

But he’s too irresistible to resist, and she couldn’t possibly say no. 

After all how often does a chance like that come up? 

Find out what happens in this steamy treat.

Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her husband, two kids, and three crazy ferrets.

She is well traveled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing and ice skating.

When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.

No need to spend money on an airline ticket. Simply pick up one of Khardine's books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and characters she creates.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp (The Girl in Between, #1)

The Girl In Between
by Laekan Zea Kemp

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Girl in Between - Book 1
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Laekan Zea Kemp
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 370 pages
Available from: Amazon
Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.

But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.
The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp
(The Girl in Between, #1) 

The Girl In Between (The Girl in Between, #1)I sure wasn’t expecting this one to take me by storm with its sheer brilliance and originality! Sit back, let go of those niggling little doubts about “could this really happen just like this,” and enjoy a strong teen heroine in an unimaginable situation! THE GIRL IN BETWEEN by Laekan Zea Kemp is complete entertainment from start to finish.

Bryn is like a real life sleeping beauty. She could fall asleep and remain that way for days, weeks or even months, but while the world moves on all around her sleeping form, what is going on in her mind? Bryn isn’t in a suspended state, only to awaken with no memories of what happened, she goes to an alternate reality where a boy waits for her return. Is he real? Is he a figment of her imagination?

Doctors are baffled, or so they say, but will Bryn find they know more about her condition then they let on? Who is the boy? What does his existence in her dream world mean?

Wonderful writing, great pacing and a cast of characters that range from a quirky grandmother to the best friends a girl could have! I enjoyed THE GIRL IN BETWEEN and definitely recommend it for young adult readers looking for something just different enough to be mesmerizing!

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Hate Notes
by Vi Keeland

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Montlake Romance (November 6, 2018)
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 301 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end…
Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Hate NotesGet ready for “that” love story written to make even the most skeptical believe in the magic of love, Fate and what a happily ever after really is! Vi Keeland and Penelope War’s HATE NOTES is a fun tug-o-war romance between a quirky blonde dreamer and an often dour realist, who just happens to be her new boss, thanks to a roll of toilet paper in a ladies’ washroom. Yes, I did say toilet paper.

The carousel of crazy is about to take readers on a merry-go-round ride filled with ups and downs, laughter and sorrow, and the most stunning epiphany of all! True Love knows no bounds!

Sometimes silly, sometimes sad, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have given a real sense of sparkle to contemporary romance as two people find exactly what they desire, if they BOTH are brave enough to reach out and take it.

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Montlake Romance!

Red Harvest by Patrick C. Greene Tour & #Giveaway

Red Harvest
The Haunted Hollow Chronicles #1
by Patrick C. Greene

Genre: Horror

In the epic tradition of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Jonathan Maberry, a chilling new masterwork of small-town evil, centuries-old traditions, and newly-risen terror…

Red Harvest
Every year at harvest time, something strange and wonderful happens in the sleepy farm community of Ember Hollow. It comes alive. Truckloads of pumpkins are sent off to be carved into lanterns. Children scramble to create the creepiest, scariest costumes. Parents stock up on candy and prepare for the town’s celebrated Pumpkin Parade. And then there is Devil’s Night . . .

But this year, something is different. Some of the citizens are experiencing dark, disturbing visions. Others are beginning to wonder if they’re losing their minds, or maybe their souls. One newly sober singer with the voice of a fallen angel is tempted to make a deal that will seal his fate. And one very odd boy is kept locked in a shed by his family—for reasons too horrible to imagine . . .

Whatever is happening to this town, they’re going to make it through this Halloween. Even if it kills them . . .

Patrick C. Greene is a lifelong horror fan who lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. He is the author of the novels Progeny and The Crimson Calling, as well as numerous short stories featured in collections and anthologies.

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Love Lies Bleeding by Aspasia S. Bissas Tour & #Giveaway

Love Lies Bleeding
by Aspasia S. Bissas
Genre: Dark Fantasy

What happens when a predator loves its prey?

Centuries-old Mara is dying a slow death when she meets Lee, a young man whose life has never belonged to him. Thrown together, they're forced to fight those who would destroy them and survive a slew of enemies they never expected, even as Mara falls into a downward spiral of delusion and obsession. Will she make a devil's deal to save both their souls? With pasts like theirs, can they ever have a future?

Blood Magic
by Aspasia S. Bissas

Myth and magic collide in this story about choices, transformation, and retribution.

On the run from both vampires and hunters, Mara and Lee are forced to confront the bleak reality of their future together. But an unexpected turn of events offers Mara the chance to shift things in her favor--at a cost. Will she walk away or will she embrace the magic?

Blood Magic is a standalone short story that takes place within the novel Love Lies Bleeding by Aspasía S. Bissas. You don't need to read Love Lies Bleeding to enjoy Blood Magic (but it doesn't hurt).

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Aspasia wrote her first short story at the age of six and illustrated it with a pink highlighter. She no longer does illustrations but she's been writing stories ever since. She lives in Toronto with her partner in crime, three cats, a plethora of plants, and a Disney movie's worth of wildlife in the yard. Her dark fantasy novel Love Lies Bleeding is now available in paperback and on Kindle. She is currently working on the next book.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream (Blood Prince, #1)

Before Midnight
by Jennifer Blackstream

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Blood Prince - Book 1
Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing (November 29, 2013)
Publication Date: November 29, 2013
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Print Length: 212 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
An alpha wolf fighting a powerful curse...

The werewolf prince Etienne is turning into a human. A fierce and loyal pack, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw—literally—for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly stealing the beast from inside him. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf—one who was not born with the beast inside—can save him from losing everything. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the curse. Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul even as she tempts him into primal pursuits of an entirely different nature… 

A maiden enslaved by her stepfamily, who dares to reach for more...

Loupe lives in terror. Terror of the bloodthirsty stepfamily who treats her like a slave, and terror of the beast trapped inside her. Bitten by a werewolf while dealing with the illegal gains of her stepfamily’s poaching, Loupe’s dreams of a strong husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence are over. A woman who becomes a mindless beast on the night of the full moon has no place in a marriage bed. Not even if that bed belongs to a prince with the manners of royalty and the hungry eyes of a wolf. 

Nothing will stand between an alpha wolf and his mate... 

A grand ball. The stroke of twelve. A magic “slipper.” All kinds of things can happen when you don’t leave the ball... Before Midnight. 
Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream (Blood Prince, #1)

Before Midnight (Blood Prince, #1)Can we EVER outgrow Cinderella’s story? Get ready for a magical new take with a paranormal twist! (And we all love when the underdog (or werewolf) gets their day, don’t we?)

Jennifer Blackstream’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT has it all and then some, just for grown-ups who love “LOVE.” Moments of darkness, moments of joy and pure enchantment make this a “fangtastic” read!

Ms. Blackstream has taken a classic tale and given it her own spin from the evil stepmother to poor Loupe, whose life may have been even worse than Cinderella’s and let’s not forget our werewolf Prince, Etienne who must find his true wolf-mate before he turns human!

Fast-paced, filled with romantic tension, secrets and magic, and a clock that is ticking down to midnight…

Christmas Captive by Jane Blythe (Christmas Romantic Suspense, #2)

Christmas Captive
by Jane Blythe

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Christmas Romantic Suspense - Book 2
Publisher: Bear Spots Publications (December 1, 2018)
Publication Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Holiday Themed Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 193 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The greatest loss a couple can suffer tore them apart.

FBI Agent Chloe Luckman is shocked and dismayed when she finds out that her ex-boyfriend has gotten himself mixed up in a case she's been working. He found a kidnap victim wandering disorientedly at the side of a rode, and now the woman has developed an attachment to him and refuses to co-operate unless he stays. Chloe finds herself surprised that she's jealous to see another woman in the arms of her ex, and wonders whether its possible to reclaim what they once shared. 

Fin Patrick is no more pleased to be forced to spend time around Chloe than she is to spend time around him. She broke his heart when she walked away from him and now he's so angry with her that any hope of reconciliation is non-existent.

** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **

Christmas Captive by Jane Blythe
(Christmas Romantic Suspense, #2)

Christmas CaptiveThey used to have everything, until the horror that stole their most precious dreams. FBI Agent Chloe Luckman and Fin Patrick’s love imploded and for the past year, they have avoided each other, both hurt, both feeling abandoned, but now, a monster on the loose will force them together, once again.

Leave it to Jane Blythe to create a holiday tale that is as chilling as it is heartwarming.

CHRISTMAS CAPTIVE has the grit and terror of a serial killer, a monster who tortures his victims slowly. There is also an opportunity for two souls to at least clear the air over the love they lost and the pain they feel. Is it possible to bring justice to the broken victims and reclaim the love this FBI Agent lost? Is Fin ready to let go of the past to start over? Can he risk his heart again? What if Chloe walks out again?

Once again, Jane Blythe deftly details gruesome scenes then injects the very human side of life as two people are presented with the chance for a second chance at love. Perhaps not always the cheeriest holiday read, but proof that in a world filled with evil, there can be hope!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Jane Blythe!