Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Winner of the Race The Darkness One DAY Giveaway Is:

Race the Darkness




by Abbie Roads

Series: Fatal Dreams - Book 1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 4, 2016)
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Print Length: 352 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Cursed with a terrible gift...
Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn't have to question you-he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night-the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
A gift that threatens to engulf them
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

 Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads (Fatal Dreams, #1)

Race the Darkness (Fatal Dreams, #1)The day he was hit by lightning was the day Xander’s world changed and no person’s thoughts were private around him. Scarred from the strike, Xander received a gift or maybe a curse, the ability to read people’s thoughts. But he also heard cries for help and he had no idea where they were coming from.

Held prisoner by a brutish and insane woman, Isleen knew her days were numbered, if the beatings didn’t kill her, the lack of food and water would. Her only escapes were her dreams of a man, a man with power, the man of her heated dreams, but her mental calls to him went unheeded. Was he just a figment of her imagination or was he a flesh and blood savior? And then he appeared in the flesh, and his fury and wrath would set her free.

Isleen is the target for death and Xander finds she has managed to thaw his dead and frozen heart, but if he tells her, will she run away, screaming? So many secrets, so much past history that have intertwined these two psychic souls and they are completely clueless. What they do know is that together they are a formidable team who give each other strength and apart they are missing their other half.

When Isleen disappears, only her bond with Xander stands a chance to save her before religious zealots end her life because of her gifts. What she discovers is the identity of the man who tried to take her life, the man who killed her mother and now she also knows why.

What a dark and twisted tale of dysfunctional families, self-acceptance, love and deadly danger, Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads is a thrill ride of great writing and magnetic reading! Two souls, both with unique gifts find each other, was it Fate? Xander is tough, cynical and lonely. Isleen is his polar opposite, in spite of the years of captivity and abuse she has endured. Together, they complement each other perfectly. Prepared to want to disinfect yourself when you come face to face with the “villains” and their depraved acts. This is a great read for suspense lovers who like a touch of the paranormal in their thrillers!

I received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.

Obsidian Music by Scarlett Dawn (Lion Security #3)

Obsidian Music

My Rating:
Written by: Scarlett Dawn
Print Length: 159 pages
Publication Date: September 27, 2016

The bestselling conclusion to the Lion Security series is here!

Beth and Daniil's passionate love story reaches its ultimate struggle when Beth is kidnapped by Daniil's enemies. Dark and dangerous killers hold her captive, but the Russian mafia will stop at nothing for her return. With the whole world searching for the mafia boss' lover, her safety is paramount, and it's only a matter of time before she is found. But will it be too late?

Can Beth return whole from her traumatic fight for survival?

Or will she be irreversibly damaged?

Obsidian Music (Lion Security, #3)Obsidian Music by Scarlett Dawn

Glut clenching action followed by glut clenching laughter, Dawn, once again, weaves a tale that enthralls you from start to finish.

Obsidian Music leads off where Obsidian Maskended. Beth has been taken, leaving her in the hands with Daniil’s enemies. Chained, demoralized and battered, Beth circumstances are beyond torturous. Holding on to Daniil’s command to survive, Beth does everything in her power to save herself and her babies.

What happens when you take the love of the Russian mafia’s life? All hell is going to break loose…and a blood bath of survival ensues.

I never thought with a high body count, I could find myself laughing and developing a complete investment in characters; but Scarlett Dawn somehow brings the bond of undiluted love, 100% the real deal for both a couple and a family, that will do anything not just to survive but thrive, shining through.

I received this copy of Obsidian Music from Scarlett Dawn in exchange for a honest review.

COVER REVEAL Stranded with You by Barbara L.B. Storey

by Barbara L.B. Storey

Series: Fate Chose Us - Book One
Publication Date:  October 17, 2016
Publisher: Barbara L.B. Storey
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Erotica - Sweet & Spicy
 Print Length: 122 pages

Becca –a shy, lonely set decorator – and Jon – a confident, gorgeous, and famous actor: stranded together on location, in the middle of nowhere, for an entire weekend with no way to call for help. How can such a thing happen in the twenty-first century? But it does, giving both of them the chance to let someone special into their carefully guarded lives . . . to fall in love. As utterly different as they are, fate decides to take Becca and Jon down a path neither of them could have foreseen.
If you loved Notting Hill, you're going to love Stranded With You, Book One of the Fate Chose Us series.
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Barbara L. B. Storey is a writer, photographer, and digital artist. She loves to write, to read, to travel, and is also crazy about baseball. She was born and now lives in Canada, but is a former resident of New York City and misses it very much.

She's also particularly fond of certain book series - Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Outlander - of poetry, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers, biographies, and history of almost any kind, but particularly art and political.

She has lived several different, interesting lives in both North America and Europe, but through them all, one thing has remained true: creating is essential. Writing or art - as long as she is making something and telling a story, she is happy.

You can find her on the Internet (all too often) in these places:
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Hero High Release Giveaway


About the Book

Title: Hero High: The Figure in the Flames
Author: Mina Chara
Genre: YA Mystery Romance
Reality TV meets Superhero High School in this intriguing story about friendship, fame, and what it means to be a hero.
In Icon City superheroes save the day every day on the quarter hour. Lead by Captain Fantastic, scores of super celebrities do their best to train the next generation; seventeen year old Friday Fitzsimmons and Jake her childhood friend, are their latest starstruck recruits. When Doctor Dangerous returns from the dead and the Figure in Flames decimates the city, Captain Fantastic is betrayed by one of his own.
Torn between Jake, Ashley and her feelings for Doctor Dangerous, Friday must decide if her childhood friend is worth fighting for, and if the world’s most famous super-villain is worth saving, all while learning how to be a hero.

Author Bio

Mina Chara likes superheroes, chinese food and spending time with her dog. She dislikes dark, gritty superhero movies and tales of the dystopian future. Generally optimistic she writes stories that reflect her love of color (especially blue) as well as her sense of humor.
Born in London Mina enjoyed story telling as a child, but was diagnosed as severely dyslexic aged eight. Advised to stick to art and forget writing, Mina decided to do both and her paintings have so far been featured in two exhibitions. She still struggles with her dyslexia and finds writing a challenge, but refuses to be limited. Hero High: Figure in the Flames is the third book she has written, but the first to be published. Mina is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.



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Sucker Punched by Kelley R. Martin Blitz

Sucker Punched
Kelley R. Martin
(Knockout Love #2)
Publication date: September 27th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
From New York Times bestselling author Kelley R. Martin, comes a sexy new standalone in the Knockout Love series.
“Macy Dunham” is synonymous with “off-limits.” Not only is she practically a virgin, but she’s a walking, talking angel who’s way too good for a devil like me. She’s straight-up beautiful, and so far out of my league I want to cry. Did I mention she’s also the godmother to my future niece or nephew?
Now I have to play nice with “Aunt Macy” for the next 18 years. There’s just one tiny problem—the first night I met her, I played with her a little too nice.
Macy was only supposed to be a hook-up. I was supposed to show her a night she’d never forget—give her a little taste of what it’s like to be bad—and then send her on her way. She wasn’t supposed to stick around, and she damn sure wasn’t supposed to become my best friend.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to pretend like I don’t know how soft her skin feels, how good her lips taste, or how perfect it feels inside her? It’s torture. I’d give my left nut for another chance to sink inside Macy, but I can’t afford to mess this up and that’s exactly what would happen.
It’s too bad “Blake Whitmore” is synonymous with “screw-up.” Macy’s a sweet girl who deserves an epic love story. She deserves romance, and a knight in shining armor who slays dragons. I’m not the knight in this story.
I’m the fucking dragon.

Author Bio:
Kelley lives in Texas, but she swears it's not all country music and cowboy boots... Okay, some of it is, but not all of it. She's got an amazing husband, who continues to inspire her every day, even after twelve years and two ridiculously cute little girls.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Take a Chance on Me by Virginia Kelly (Florida Sands Romantic Suspense #3)

Take a Chance on Me
by Virginia Kelly

My rating: 5 stars
Series: Florida Sands Romantic Suspense - Book 3
Publisher: Virginia Kelly (September 12, 2016)
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 242 pages
Available from: Amazon
She has a target on her back...only he can save her

An injury robbed Delta Force Operator Bobby Alvarez's memories of the mission that left a brother-in-arms dead. He blames himself, and until his memory returns, he won’t stop questioning his abilities. On leave, he’s forced to use the skills and sixth sense that failed to keep his team safe.

Melanie Mackenzie overheard a powerful U.S. senator admit to murder, and now he’s set her up to take the fall. With overwhelming evidence against her for murder and treason, she’s on the run from the senator's hitmen and the FBI. There’s no one she can trust, and even the stranger she meets on the beach seems more threat than salvation—until the hitmen find her.

Working together to clear her name, Bobby and Mel race to stay ahead of the killers, but the simmering desire between them may be danger in disguise. Because Bobby’s keeping a secret that could end any chance at happiness…and lead them both into a death trap.

Secrets, murder, treason, and fiery passion. Who can you trust?

 Take a Chance on Me by Virginia Kelly
(Florida Sands Romantic Suspense #3)

Take a Chance on Me (Florida Sands Romantic Suspense, #3)She is a woman running for her life, trying to stay one step ahead of the mighty reach of a U.S. Senator who has admitted to committing murder. It was an accident, she never actually heard the Senator confess, but now he is setting up his house of cards to fall on her and Melanie Mackenzie has become the object of hitmen and the suspect for murder for the FBI. Altering her appearance, she cleans the beachside homes of the wealthy. Little did she know the last house she entered was not empty until she got an eyeful of gorgeous just stepping out of the shower. So, what do you say to a naked man?

Bobby is on leave, a Delta Force Operator, recovering from a disaster that left many of his brothers in arms dead. All he wanted was a little peace and quiet until he could get back into the action. And that is exactly what Melanie gives him. Doubtful of her story, yet still “feeling” she is telling the truth, together these two head off to parts unknown trying to stay one step ahead of death while trying to gather the evidence needed to both clear her name and put the rightful killer behind bars.

Not a man to be attracted to a woman for more than a one night stand, Bobby is taken by this terrified woman with the determination of a warrior on the front line. Melanie is beautiful, vulnerable, and alone, but Bobby may be just the man she needs to stay alive, if only her heart doesn’t betray her feelings. Follow these two as the web around them tightens and they become puppets on a string that seems to stay one step ahead of them.

Virginia Kelly’s latest addition to her series about very alpha men and very feisty women in danger, Take a Chance On Me sizzles with excitement, both under the sheets and on the road to redemption. Bobby is more than muscle, he has heart and a few tricks up his sleeve to save the woman he is falling for. Melanie, talk about a woman who can think on her feet, but over her depth when playing with “the big dogs with all the power.” She is strong, scared and not one to trust easily anymore.

Together they take a chance on each other in another engaging tale from Virginia Kelly! Rapid-fire pacing, sky-high romantic tension, deceit, death and little chance to beat the Big Machine, these two are a great team to root for and for sure, Bobby is going down as another tough guy who falls in

I received this copy from Virginia Kelly in exchange for my honest review.

Virginia Kelly's TAKE A CHANCE ON ME Giveaway Blast
When you are on the run for your life - WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
Enter to win eBooks One and Two from the 
Florida Sands Romantic Mystery Series

Take a Chance On Me
by Virginia Kelly
Series: Florida Sands Romantic Suspense - Book 3
Publisher: Virginia Kelly (September 12, 2016)
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 242 pages
Available from: Amazon

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She has a target on her back...only he can save her

An injury robbed Delta Force Operator Bobby Alvarez's memories of the mission that left a brother-in-arms dead. He blames himself, and until his memory returns, he won’t stop questioning his abilities. On leave, he’s forced to use the skills and sixth sense that failed to keep his team safe.

Melanie Mackenzie overheard a powerful U.S. senator admit to murder, and now he’s set her up to take the fall. With overwhelming evidence against her for murder and treason, she’s on the run from the senator's hitmen and the FBI. There’s no one she can trust, and even the stranger she meets on the beach seems more threat than salvation—until the hitmen find her.

Working together to clear her name, Bobby and Mel race to stay ahead of the killers, but the simmering desire between them may be danger in disguise. Because Bobby’s keeping a secret that could end any chance at happiness…and lead them both into a death trap.

Secrets, murder, treason, and fiery passion. Who can you trust?



Florida Sands Romantic Suspense Series

Against The Wind
Book 1
by Virginia Kelly

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: April 25, 2012
Publisher: Virginia Kelly
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 180 pages
Available From: Amazon


A hurricane
Category 3 Hurricane Nell, powerful, deadly, life-changing, slams into the Florida Gulf Coast

A man on the run
FBI Special Agent Michael Alvarez, falsely accused of fraud and murder, is determined to clear his name and survive attempts on his life, even if it means depending on

The woman who rejected him
Society girl Blair Davenport refused Michael’s marriage proposal six years ago, knowing she couldn't cope with the secrets and dangers of his career. Now she has a chance to make it up to him, but neither can ignore

The passion that still blazes between them
Despite the past, they're tempted more than ever, and there's

A relentless pursuer
Blair's brother, FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, hot on Michael's trail, won’t let a hurricane stop him. Is he simply doing his job? Or is he behind the attempts on Michael’s life?

An emotional adventure of romance and suspense, AGAINST THE WIND proves that second chances can be passionate--and deadly.

Against The Wind
Against the Wind by Virginia Kelly is a romantic suspense that starts out of the gate with gale force winds and builds to a crescendo of danger, raging emotions and a fight beat the odds against both man and nature. Ms. Kelly has vividly drawn each chaotic scene, placing the reader in the midst of the storm that is raging and the romantic tension that is building between Michael and Blair. Her characters are strong, full of resolve and determined to take the second chance at love that is offered, but first they must survive.

Well written, with a blistering pace, high flying romance and the proverbial fight of good versus evil, Against the Wind is a wonderful romantic suspense that begs to be read!

Just One Look
Book 2
by Virginia Kelly

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: April 11, 2014
Publisher: Virginia Kelly
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 118 pages
Available from: Amazon


Just One Look
Sometimes that's all it takes…

FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, still recovering from a life-threatening wound after a disastrous shootout, doesn’t have time to be serious about any woman. But Mia Alvarez, with her down-to-earth warmth, leaves him blind-sided.

A painful experience crushed Mia’s belief in love. The last thing she needs is an entanglement with Drew, whose sister is marrying her brother. And certainly not when she’s keeping a major secret. Despite her misgivings, forced proximity and overwhelming attraction lead to passion.

When Mia's secret shows up in the form of a stalker, Drew’s determined to protect her. Can he overcome his fear of failing again when emotions get in the way? And while Mia trusts Drew with her safety, can she trust in love when it happens with just one look?

Just One Look is a stand-alone companion novel to Against the Wind

Just One Look
Talented author Virginia Kelly blends action, romance, and suspense into a fevered frenzy in Just One Look and she makes it look easy! Creating a beautiful backdrop for love and danger, Ms. Kelly has paired intrigue with passion and need that practically flies of the pages. Drew and Mia are wonderful characters, both intelligent and mature, no angst-filled romantic drama, just the insecurity of new love and doubts from the past. With a cast of supporting characters that add just the right touch of humor and darkness, as well as the sound of wedding bells in the background, and danger in the forefront, Just One Look is magnetic!

 Virginia's first story involved a mouse that hitched a ride with Paul Revere. She was eleven. A bit later and bit more organized, dreams of romance (with a happily ever after), adventure, and danger came together to produce To the Limit, her RWA Golden Heart nominated novel. She writes about dangerous heroes (sexy, gorgeous ones, of course!) and the adventurous women willing to take a chance on them. An academic librarian, Virginia is a native of Peru and lives in Florida with her family.

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Virginia Kelly is giving away an eCopy of AGAINST THE WIND & JUST ONE LOOK to
One Lucky Winner!
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The Narcissist: A Dark Journey
by Jon D. Zimmer

Publisher: Pronoun (July 5, 2016)
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Genre: Dark Fiction
Print Length: 260 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Charlotte Prentice is beautiful, intellectual and dangerous. She will do whatever it takes to achieve the adoration and success she desires.

Who is this woman whose beauty is only overshadowed by her intellect?

Charlotte herself doesn’t know.

Outwardly, she is a woman who fights against discrimination and poverty, an advocate of education and freedom. To the onlooker, Charlotte is perfection. But on the inside, there is something darker lurking, something that pushes her single-minded plans forward without empathy.

She and her ilk are the scourge of our society, driven to success to satisfy their needs at any cost. They are the business leaders and politicians who woo us with deceit and shallow promises. Sometimes we are amused by them. Other times we are stricken by them. But make no mistake: they are not amusing; they are calculating and dangerous.

Is she guilty of her crimes, or the victim of the ills of society? In The Narcissist: A Dark Journey, the reader is both judge and jury where Charlotte Prentice is concerned.

 The Narcissist: A Dark Journey by Jon D. Zimmer
The Narcissist: A Dark JourneyShe knew she could make the world revolve around her if she wanted. Even as a child Charlotte knew she had to be adored and worshipped and she grew up knowing she would be prettier, smarter, hold more power and wealth than those around her. She was her own greatest fan and no price was too great for others to pay and nothing was beneath her devious devices and machinations. Charlotte was a force to be reckoned with when she set her sights on her next target or goal. Will all of her achievements finally make her happy with herself or will she never be satisfied, always needing more?

Jon D. Zimmer’s The Narcissist dissects the life and times of a young woman whose personal insecurities are silenced only when she is taking from others for her own benefit while appearing to be an angel of mercy to the unsuspecting masses. Mr. Zimmer has hit his stride with this one! Intriguing, dark and gritty, one emotionally disconnected woman finds that the more she has, the more she wants and the words, “I have enough,” will never fall from her lips or be felt in her heart.

While Charlotte is the main character of this tale, it would be a stretch to call her the heroine, except in her own twisted way of thinking. From an eight-year-old girl who manipulates the near death of a neighbor’s dog to teenage manipulations to using her body and her brains to manipulate men of power, even the deaths of those she has ruined will not cause her to stop. Did I like Charlotte, no, but I did feel sorry for her diseased mind. Then again, I felt even worse for the innocents she destroyed along the way to her supposed grandeur. Is it possible that Charlotte pulled the wool over the eyes of so many? Clearly, yes, because the bigger the ego and success, the lonelier it gets at the top, the easier it is to deceive those who think they cannot be fooled.

Interesting, well-written and certainly thought-provoking as we look to ourselves for similar behavior in day to day interactions. Does that make us the monster that Charlotte hides within, too?

I received this copy from Jon D. Zimmer in exchange for my honest review.

When I started college I majored in English. I wanted to be a writer. I had written several short stories when I was eighteen, and felt like I was about to join the hallowed halls of Shakespeare and Hemmingway, but reality seems to have a way of trumping fantasy. I got married, changed my major to business, and had a successful career. However I didn't like the cold world of profits at all cost, particularly human cost.
As soon as I was able I retired and left that dispassionate world and began to write. To me writing was a pathway of expression, of sharing the ideas and emotions that we all feel, of creating characters and events that the reader can relate too. And I didn't limit myself to any particular genre. I wrote "The Trinity Pact", a spiritual book, "The Cozy Place", a murder mystery, "An American Dynasty", historical, "The Secret Invasion, Book One of the God Chronicles", a fantasy, and my latest novel "The Narcissist-A Dark Journey", A psychological thriller.
Though they were different genres, I was able to express the human condition at its best, and at its worst. In "The Cozy Place" A consuming love begat a serial killer. Love at its worst, however we all sometimes show our love in less than a loving way. We abuse, physically and psychologically, we deceive and we lie to those we love, and when we do it… we wish we hadn't, as sometimes it takes more than a life time to make it up.
In "An American Dynasty" I took an American family through four generations of American history to depict the absolute role that politics and wealth play in the life's that we lead. Throughout history wealth has been able to control, in many instances enslave populations. It could happen here and now…to us. I love politics.
My latest novel, "The Narcissist-A Dark Journey" is a psychological trip through the psyche of one Charlotte Prentice. She literally has everything, beauty, intellect, wealth, and yet she is a very dangerous person. She is someone we all know, or know of, and in ourselves. She and her ilk are dispassionately driven to success, and are our scourge. But in this novel I have left any guilt up to the reader. What would you have done?
I am almost finished with "Book Two of the God Chronicles", a fantasy in the event humankind continues after this life. In this new life I have tried to remove all of the reasons for our really bad, nasty habits. There is no requirement for sustenance, there is no celebrity, no gender, no sickness, but I am really challenged, even with all of those things that cause us to do those naughty bad things, to eliminate the nature of humanity. But I think I have. That's the beauty of writing.   

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