Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Check by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff #Release Blitz & #Giveaway

Check, book #3 of the Mr. Rook's Island series

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Synopsis:
From New York Times bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, comes CHECK, book #3 of the Romantic Suspense series, Mr. Rook’s Island.SHE’S BEEN TAKEN.HE’S GOT HOURS LEFT TO LIVE.BUT WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING THE WOMAN YOU LOVE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR MORE TIME?Mr. Rook, eccentric billionaire and owner of the most exclusive island resort in the world, has a secret. Hint: Legends say it can make you young again. But when he’s no longer willing to pay the dark price to keep eternal youth on the island’s menu, the very thing that once kept him young is now turning on him.With only hours left to live, the woman he loves is taken by the worst kind of man this world has to offer. Turns out she’s been keeping dark secrets of her own, and getting her back won’t be as simple as writing a check.What happens next will force him to break every vow he’s ever made, betray his heart, and leave her doubting him forever.

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About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author with over a million books sold worldwide. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.
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Mr. Rook’s Island #1From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part One of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.He’s Enigmatic, Dangerously Handsome, and COMPLETELY OFF-LIMITS…The women who vacation on Mr. Rook’s exclusive island are looking for one thing and one thing only: to have their wildest romantic fantasies come to life. Pirates, cowboys, billionaires—there’s nothing Rook’s staff can’t deliver.But when Stephanie Fitzgerald’s sister doesn’t return after her week in paradise, Stephanie will have to pose as a guest in order to dig for answers. Unfortunately, this means she’ll need to get close to the one thing on the island that’s not on the menu: the devastatingly handsome and intimidating Mr. Rook. And he’s not about to give the island’s secrets away.http://www.mimijean.net/rook Pawn – is on SALE for $2.99Mr. Rook’s Island #2From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part Two of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.SHE KNOWS HE’S BAD. THE QUESTION IS, HOW BAD?Stephanie Fitzgerald is nobody’s pawn. Determined to discover the truth about a missing loved one, she lands a job at the world’s most exclusive resort, working for the only man with the answers—Mr. Rook. He’s shockingly handsome, thoroughly intimidating, and completely off-limits.But the truth she seeks isn’t black and white, and Mr. Rook is a far more dangerous temptation than she ever knew.Will Stephanie resist her desires, or will she be lured into Mr. Rook’s world of hidden sins?http://www.mimijean.net/Pawn

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A Shameless Little Con by Meli Raine Blitz and #Giveaway


A Shameless Little Con
Meli Raine
(Shameless #1)
Publication date: January 30th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
I didn’t do it.
I never betrayed my friend.
Last year, I was kidnapped along with presidential candidate’s daughter Lindsay Bosworth, forced to help her assailants, my mother implicated in one of the biggest political scandals in American history.
I’ve been cleared of any wrongdoing, but that doesn’t matter. Once you’re tried by the media, you’re guilty as sin. The truth doesn’t get the public’s attention.
But shame? Shame sells.
And everyone assumes you’re tainted.
Now I have my own personal security team, courtesy of the United States government. Not the one you learned about in civics class, though.
I’m being tracked by the deep state. The shadow government. They’ve assigned Silas Gentian to be with me twenty-four seven. He thinks he knows everything about me – all of it bad — and he does.
On paper.
Like everyone else, he assumes I’m a traitor. A backstabber. A betrayer. Someone who helped a group of violent psychopaths, puppets of powerful men in Washington who made me into a tool.
Yet I see how he looks at me. True desire can’t be faked.
Or hidden.
And that goes both ways.
He assumes I’m trying to fool him.
And he might be right.
But not for the reasons he thinks.
A Shameless Little Con is the first book in the Shameless trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.
EXCERPT:
Life is about blending in now, an impossible task for someone who has more notoriety than Monica Lewinsky. Shame is a booming industry, one with capital and debt, profit and loss sheets, one that trades in the hard currency of humiliation and intrigue. My ringing phone would be a constant reminder of my ongoing debasement, so I turn it off. Pretend there is no sound.
Pretend in order to function, because if I let myself receive a notification every time someone mentioned me, I’d be buried in cacophony, shattered by so much noise I would dissipate, particles of Jane Borokov in the air everyone breathes, and we can’t have that.
If I did that, I wouldn’t exist, and right now my best defense is just existing.
I’m innocent.
No one believes me.
And as time passes, I see that what people actually believe doesn’t matter.
It’s what you can manipulate them into feeling that counts. Media reports about my so-called heinous actions last year are all about stoking the furious fire of public anger. Get them outraged. Get them frothing. Pitchforks and torches are so twentieth century.
Now you tar and feather people with a Share button and a Like. It’s so easy. Read the words, feel something, then tap. Click.
Move on to the next scandal.
It’s all part of your life, right?
Until you are the shame sacrifice of the day. Week. Month.
Year.
We’re trained to seek high rewards, but the internet lets us do it with low effort. Got to get that dopamine fix somewhere, right?
“Jane.”
I start, spilling a bit of the crema from my latte on my hand. The perfect heart at the center of the foamy milk on the surface of my coffee turns into a mangled, jagged mess.
“Jesus! You scared me.” I keep my voice to a low hiss, mortified by all of the layers this interruption is breaching. I refuse to look at him, because if I look at Silas Gentian, my newly assigned bodyguard and babysitter, I’ll see disgust.
And while I’ve gotten used to it from everyone else, I still can’t stomach seeing it reflected back at me from him.


Author Bio:
Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them.
Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Heart Seeker by Juliana Haygert (The Fire Heart Chronicles #1)

Heart Seeker

My rating:

Written by: Juliana Haygert
Series: The Fire Heart Chronicles
Paperback: 280 pages
Publication Date: June 18, 2018
ISBN-10: 1721602151
ISBN-13: 978-1721602155
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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“For over twenty years, I’ve been lied to—magic burns within my veins, and I’m unable to resist its call.”

Mirella wants to be a normal college student… but she’s far from normal. Since she was born, her mother has been hiding the truth. Mirella is a descendent of a powerful bloodline that spans centuries, a bloodline that gives her an uncontrollable sixth sense.

Masked men desire her blood. Strangers long for her to join their cause, and a gorgeous man with magic of his own seeks to forge a forbidden bond between them.

For Mirella, there is no escape. Bodies surface, and killers run rampant as her people are hunted and slaughtered. Mirella is the only one who can save them. Trapped in a life she doesn’t want, Mirella must find the strength to summon the power inside of her— or risk the extinction of her kind.

An exciting and heart stopping urban fantasy novel, Heart Seeker is the first book in the brand-new series, The Fire Heart Chronicles. With plenty of romance, intrigue, and mystery, readers will love this supernatural new adult tale featuring a strong heroine that’s equal parts dark and magical.

**First published with Creatures boxed set on Aug 15th 2017.**
Heart Seeker (The Fire Heart Chronicles, #1)Heart Seeker by Juliana Haygert

This is a 3.5 read for me. I liked it, I found it interesting and at the end I was intrigued to know more.

The story was slow building and I found both the lead character and her mother aggregating and poor at making good decisions causing vacillating internal turmoil within the characters (if you know me, that is one of my pet peeves).

For originality, the concept was new and delightfully fresh, containing a unique twist to a human powers that I’ve never seen before in my reading material,

I received this copy of Heart Seeker from Juliana Haygert. This is my honest and voluntary review.



Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis (Heartbreaker Bay #6)

Hot Winter Nights

My Rating:

Written by: Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
ISBN-10: 0062741837
ISBN-13: 978-0062741837
Genre: Holiday | Romantic Comedy
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Who needs mistletoe?

Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that—but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly’s brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can’t believe he’s drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who’s the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he’s ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he’s been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas
Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay, #6)Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis

Contemporary romance enthusiasts will be delighted with the perfect symmetry between the romance, humor, suspense, family and friends achieved by Jill Shalvis in Hot Winter Nights. Hot Winter Nights is a strong and entertaining lighter romantic suspense.

I received this ARC copy of Hot Winter Nights from Avon. This is my honest and voluntary review. Hot Winter Nights is set for publication Sept. 25, 2018.



#Cover Reveal - The Forgotten Child by Melissa Erin Jackson


The Forgotten Child
Melissa Erin Jackson
Publication date: October 10th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal
Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a Ouija board when she was thirteen, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. So when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch—former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs—Riley is one-hundred-percent not ready.
Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing—and was never found—in 1973.
In order to put the young boy’s spirit to rest, she has to come to grips with her ability. But how can she solve a mystery that happened a decade before she was born? Especially when someone who knows Orin’s secrets wants to keep the truth buried—no matter the cost.


Author Bio:
Melissa has had a love of stories for as long as she can remember, but only started penning her own during her freshman year of college. She majored in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at UCDavis. Yet, while she was neck-deep in organic chemistry and physics, she kept finding herself writing stories in the back of the classroom about fairies and trolls and magic. She finished her degree, but it never captured her heart the way writing did.
Now she owns her own dog walking business (that’s sort of wildlife related, right?) by day…and afternoon and night…and writes whenever she gets a spare moment. The Microsoft Word app is a gift from the gods!
She alternates mostly between fantasy and mystery (often with a paranormal twist). All her books have some element of “other” to them…witches, ghosts, UFOs. There’s no better way to escape the real world than getting lost in a fictional one.
She lives in Northern California with her very patient boyfriend and way too many pets.
The Forgotten Child is her debut, the first in a paranormal mystery series.

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Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon Tour & #Giveaway


Grounds For Remorse
A Tallie Graver Mystery #2
by Misty Simon
Genre: Cozy Mystery 


No more cheating . . .

Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. For Tallie, they're part and parcel of the family business, Graver's Funeral Home. Even though she's traded ashes for dusting with her own cleaning business, she still works part-time for her folks and lives above the funeral parlor. For Gina, they're the vessels that con-tain her heavenly brew at her coffee shop, Bean There, Done That. And both women are learning that owning a business can make finding time for romance challenging.

But when Gina's new beau turns out to have a wife, who barges into the coffee shop to take him home, she can't contain her bitterness and loudly threatens to poison his cup or boil him in a vat of coffee. So when Mr. Wrong turns up dead at the bottom of a staircase inside Gina's locked home, she finds herself at the top of the police's suspect list. Tallie needs to sweep in to save her friend. But she'll need to watch her step, or she may go from being a funeral home employee to becoming their next client . . .


Cremains of the Day
A Tallie Graver Mystery #1


There's no reverse on the hearse . . .

For Tallulah Graver, marrying wealthy Waldo Phillips seemed like the best way out of the family business, the Graver Funeral Home. But when her marriage falls apart and Tallie is left with next to nothing, she turns to cleaning houses to make ends meet. As humbling as it is to tidy the mansions of the snobby socialites she used to call friends, at least she doesn't have to be around dead bodies. Until . . .

She discovers one of her employers lying in a closet with a knife sticking out of her chest. This unpleasant shock seems to be part of a web of weird experiences: Tallie's friend Gina's shop is broken into, her ex is stun-gunned where it hurts the most, and now she's receiving flowers from the dead woman. Granted the deliveryman is handsome, but seriously, that's enough to cast a pall over anyone’s day. Now Tallie needs to dig deep to clean up this mess—before she finds herself in a grave situation.

“You’ll be cheering as the clues pileup in this creative cozy mystery.” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon


Misty Simon is the author of Cremains of the Day and Grounds for Remorse in the Tallie Graver Mystery series. She loves a good story and decided one day that she would try her hand at it. Eventually she got it right. There’s nothing better in the world than making someone laugh, and she hopes everyone at least snickers in the right places when reading her books. She lives with her husband, daughter and three insane dogs in Central Pennsylvania where she is hard at work on her next novel or three. 



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Mute & Haze Box Set by Christine Bernard Blitz and #Giveaway


Mute & Haze Box Set
Christine Bernard
Publication date: July 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
This box set includes Mute and Haze.
Mute – Book one:
Can you get by for an hour without talking? A day even? What about a month? Or nine?
Rebecca Marley sets herself a nine-month challenge with only one rule: She isn’t allowed to communicate with anyone. She is to become mute. How hard could it be? Yet, what starts as a challenge, soon becomes a journey of self-discovery as Rebecca has only herself for company. Will this time be the peaceful respite she so desperately seeks? Or will she confront aspects of herself that a noisy world hides so well?
Faced with love and heartache, she soon learns to find solace in silence.
Haze – Book two:
Not all problems can be solved with a mute button.
Everyone knows Rebecca Marley. She’s the crazy, brave and introspective woman who spent nine months without talking. Everyone loves her. She’s raw, honest and relatable. She’s also rich and famous, although I’m sure you knew that already. You’ve probably read her articles, or her book, or seen one of her many interviews. She’s also socially anxious, self-conscious and self-degrading, but she tries to keep that to herself. Her once-silent world has changed, and the noise has engulfed her. It’s also about to get noisier, as Rebecca agrees to a new challenge, perhaps even crazier than before. This story picks up from Mute, and follows Rebecca on a new journey, one which we all face today. It begs the question, ‘how do we find quiet in a deafening world?’
EXCERPT:
Excerpt from Mute
The ideas were rushing through me almost too fast to comprehend them myself. I needed to keep talking to keep the momentum going. “Why don’t I take a year off? But not from work. From life.”
“You want to take a year off from life? I don’t get it, Rebecca.”
“Yeah. Yeah. I mean, okay, so what if I create a challenge for myself? The magazine is big on challenges. We’re always giving people challenges to do in order to improve themselves. Why don’t I do one myself? Oh, and why don’t I write about it? That way, you still get articles from me each month.”
“But what would the articles be about? What’s the challenge?”
“To not talk to anyone for a year.” My smile grew wider. Given the current circumstances, it possibly made me look more maniacal than happy, but I couldn’t help myself. The more I thought about my new idea, the happier I became.
“What? Rebecca, you’re losing it. Why would you want to do that?”
“Why not? Think about it, it’ll be great. I’ll work from home for the next year. I’ll still do whatever you need done, but I’ll also provide you with an article each month, or each week—whichever you prefer—detailing my progress. Come on, wouldn’t it be interesting to see if a human being can go from living a normal life in society, to suddenly not speaking to anyone for a full year? I think the readers would love it too.” I needed her to think about the readers.
“But how can you not talk to anyone? How will you go shopping? How will you get by? Surely you have to talk to someone? What about emails? How can I give you work if I’m not talking to you?”
“You email me what you want done and I send it to you. But we don’t interact over email other than for work. And shopping? Why do I need to talk to anyone? I just buy and pay. I’ll spend my year writing and getting to know myself. I’ll come out of it a whole new person. I’m sure of it. I think I need this. I know it sounds crazy. But maybe a bit of crazy is what I need.”
Bubbles was staring at me now. She clearly thought I was mental, but there was also a glint in her eyes. Perhaps there was a part of her that thought I was being serious. She sat like that for a while, just staring at me and trying to make sense of it all. This was not the direction the meeting was supposed to take.
“Nine months,” she finally said.
“What?”
“Nine months. A year is too long. Do it for nine months. But you have to commit to this, Rebecca. If we are going to put it in the magazine I can’t have you changing your mind in a month and making us look like idiots. If you really want to do this, then you have to do it properly. I’ll support you, because I think you’re a great writer. And I also think you’re just the right amount of crazy to pull this off.”
The reality was sinking in. “Really? You’re going to let me do this?”
“I am, but, Becs—” Her voice softened. “It’s not going to be easy, you know.”
“I know.”
That was nine months ago.
Today marks the day the whole project comes to an end.
I have dreamed about this moment. I’ve wondered how I would react when I finally finished what I had started. I thought I’d scream. Jump for joy. Run out and talk to the first person on the street. Instead, I just sat there by myself. I knew I’d be different—it was impossible not to change after something this drastic—I hadn’t known I’d be this different. I sat there for a while, taking it all in.
Silent.
Mute.


Author Bio:
Christine Bernard is a South African author, with an obsession for good coffee (or wine), books and guinea pigs. She's also a graphic and layout designer who illustrates on the side, but she's happiest when writing. She enjoys writing mystery/suspense and contemporary fiction.
If you want to know when Christine's next book will come out, please visit her website on www.christinebernard.com and sign up to her newsletter.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Tome Wardens: The Complete Trilogy by Anna J. Stewart

Tome Wardens: The Complete Trilogy
by Anna J. Stewart

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: IndieWrites (August 1, 2018)
Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 250 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The Tome Wardens Novella Trilogy
3 Sisters. 3 Imprisoned Warriors. 1 Magical Destiny

Warden of Magic

Librarian Clara MacQueen came to Scotland with her two sisters to reunite with the mother who abandoned them years ago. But a visit to what looks like an innocent bookstore catapults Clara into a world of magic, mystery and adventure…and right into the arms of Bowen, an imprisoned warrior fighting an evil who will soon set its eyes on the MacQueen sisters. 



Warden of Sight

Nellie MacQueen can’t seem to catch a break. Dumped by her philandering fiance, she’s come to Scotland with her two sisters to meet the mother who abandoned them ages ago. She’s got enough to worry about without being catapulted into a magical world filled with water demons, violent soldiers, and no cell phone reception. Being saved by Keane, her one-time storybook hero turned blind resistance fighter, seems an outrageous fantasy, even for Nellie. Magical powers? Destiny? Love? It all seems impossible to logical Nellie, but there’s nothing logical about the way Keane makes her feel. Is the attraction they feel for each other real? Or has Keane finally found the weapon he’s been searching for?



Warden of Fate

To protect her sisters, Amber MacQueen’s kept her magic a secret for her entire life. But when Nellie and Clara disappear into a magical storybook realm, Amber doesn’t have any choice but to follow and fully embrace the powers she’s long denied. Finding an imprisoned Rivalin, the warrior she’s long dreamed about and loved, waiting for her upon her arrival is more than she could have hoped for. Meeting him in person does not disappoint. Finally, she’s met the man of her dreams.

Except Rivalin isn’t the man she thinks he is. Being banished to the Forgotten Realm was torture enough, but the curse he’s under has stolen everything from him, even control over his actions. Which Amber, her sisters, and those in the realm are in grave danger. Not just from the evil forces out to destroy them, but from Rivalin himself.
Tome Wardens: The Complete Trilogy by Anna J. Stewart

Tome Wardens: The Complete TrilogyGood reading comes in threes and Anna J. Stewart has a fantasy romance trilogy that proves it!
TOME WARDENS: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY is a three part tale of three sisters on a quest to find their long lost mother in Scotland, but what they each discover is something fairy tales are made of and it all began with a book, of course!

WARDEN OF MAGIC is Clara’s tale as she enters an old book store and literally steps into a magic tome that takes her to another world where she is found by a warrior imprisoned in the Forgotten Realm. Bowen will do anything to protect the strange young woman whom he suspects is related to his Queen.

Clara has spirit, that’s for sure, but at times her use of slang was a bit much, although I must say, Bowen handled her pretty well!

Nellie MacQueen goes searching for Clara in the old book store when she fails to return only to find herself being catapulted into a world of terrifying monsters and Keane, a warrior she has fantasized about all of her life. For Keane, Nellie is his savior from the blindness he has been cursed with. One touch from her and he sees not only with his eyes, but his heart. Is it possible that that even fairy tales can come true?

In the WARDEN OF FATE, oldest sister Amber must reveal a secret she was sworn to keep from childhood. Forced to follow her sisters into the Forgotten Realm, only she thinks she knows who or what she will find, or so she thought. Never did she imagine she would find the man of dreams imprisoned in a nightmare of existence that could prove more dangerous than the evil that stalks the MacQueen sisters.

Seems the girls have family in very high magical places and as they are reunited with each other, they will discover their true destinies and powers.

All together these short, but fabulously entertaining tales are light enough to smile at, mysterious enough to wonder what will happen next and have just enough danger to prove their warriors are more than just handsome faces!

Read a story at a time or all together because Anna J. Stewart’s world is a magical escape into adventure and romance that is hard to resist as three sisters find so much more than a runaway mother!

I received a complimentary copy from Anna J. Stewart!