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Book Review: Holding You

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  I thought I could control myself. I thought I could have a quick taste. I was dead wrong. One slow dance and a kiss in my empty restaurant was all it took for me to fall for the babysitter. When Eliza Hemming lost her nursing job after saving my daughter’s life, my protective streak took over and I offered her a job. Now she has me wanting things I can’t have. She’s everything I’m not—young, impulsive, and fun. My control unravels with every bite of her lip, lingering touch, and forbidden kiss. Being a single dad and running a business in small-town Havenport is complicated on a good day. I’m just a grumpy forty-one-year-old trying to keep all the balls in the air. Can I juggle everything or will something drop? And if it’s my heart, will I survive the fall? Author’s Note: Holding You is a full-length, standalone, grumpy-sunshine romance featuring a reformed bad boy hero, a plucky heroine, a spicy age gap, and a guaranteed happily ever after. May contain adult language, graphic sexy

Screwed by Torri Heat

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  The Collapse. Otherwise known as the fall of civilization as we know it. You’d think it would’ve taken a lot longer for people to turn on each other. But humans will do anything and everything to sustain their quality of life. Work unsavoury jobs. Take up robbery. Assault. Forced breeding, with babies traded as a commodity. Mila has managed to stay out of reach of the black-market breeders – the Kingsnakes – by living on her own in the woods. Until a routine trip to the city for supplies changes her life of solitude in ways she never expected – and never wanted. Ray never wanted to be a Kingsnake. But caring for his two young sisters means taking extreme measures to keep them from falling victim to the same fate as his captives. Bit by bit he chips away at his soul, protecting his own, keeping food on the table, and still offering a shred of dignity to anyone he can. When Mila shows up at the Kingsnakes’ headquarters, everything changes. The risks Ray takes for his family are scary e

Book Review: The Love List

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  Beatrice Callahan loves lists. Sometimes she even makes a to-do list of things she’s already done, just to go  check, check, check  and feel accomplished. So it’s easy to understand why, when her divorce is finally final and her ex is all moved out, Bea takes a cool, close look at her life...and makes a list. It’s not exactly a bucket list. It’s a love list. Bea loves the outdoors, so she puts  visit 10 National Parks  on the list. She loves animals, and on goes  get a puppy. She loves the beach, and she adds  take a dream vacation  to the list, and decides to do that one first. After all she’s been through and all she’s lost, she needs time to relax, rest, and reset. On the first day she arrives in Hilton Head Island, she meets Grant Turner, the man whose house she’s renting for her fabulous beach vacation. He’s just there to make sure she settles in properly and has enough towels. But when Bea asks for recommendations around the island, Grant quickly becomes her tour guide and then

Book Review: Violent Promises

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  Violent Promises is the final book in the Blackridge series! When one reckless decision and a possessive heart lead to an inescapable debt... Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d be at the mercy of a man who only wanted one thing, my death. With each passing hour, my growing despair wars with my murderous blood. Do I give in to the inevitability of life with the enemy, or do I allow the serial killer inside of me to come barreling to the surface? I don’t want the man who keeps me locked away. I want my monster, my darkness, my Caelian. I long for his cruel eyes and bruising touch. The rage which consumes him calms the madness in me. Without him, I feel as if the mania I’ve fought to control will ignite, devouring me entirely. The day is nearing where I’ll be forced to choose, and at the end of it all, I wonder, will he be there to save me, or will I be on my own? I cling to the hope that when the day comes, Caelian will be beside me. But if not, I’m determined to make it out

Book Tour: Highland Justice

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  Without mercy, there is no love in this third installment of the Sons of Sinclair historical romance series by award-winning author Heather McCollum. Gideon Sinclair, the third Sinclair brother, judges everything in stark terms of good and evil. There is nothing in between, and he is efficient at passing judgment without mercy. Now that his clan has conquered the warring Mackays, Gideon starts the process of integrating them into the Sinclair Clan. He will sort the people, punish the bad, and better the lives of the good. Judging is as easy to him as breathing, until he meets Cait Mackay, who steals his breath...along with his Sinclair ring. A young widow, Cait Mackay has given her life over to helping the orphaned children in the clan. But love won’t put shoes on their cold feet and food in their stomachs. Cait tired years ago of seeing the rich get richer and the poor suffer more and more, so she decided to do something about it. An agile thief of the rich by night, when she is cau

Release Day with Xavier Neal and First Love

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Book Tour: Speechless in Achten Tan + Giveaway

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Sometimes Magic leaves you…Speechless! Welcome to the book tour for beautiful fantasy novel, Speechless in Achten Tan by Debbie Iancu-Haddad. Read on for details and a chance to win a fantastic giveaway! Speechless in Achten Tan (The Sands of Achten Tan #1) Publication Date:  February 22, 2022 (Skullgate Media) Genre:  YA Fantasy Sometimes Magic leaves you…Speechless! Eighteen-year-old Mila hasn’t spoken in the five years since she became an Onra, a first level Everfall witch. After failing the test to reclaim her voice and control her magic, her mentor sends Mila to Achten Tan – City of Dust – a dangerous desert town, built in the massive ribcage of an extinct leviathan. To reclaim her power, Mila must steal a magical staff capable of releasing it, from the sky-high lair of the Bone Master, Chief Opu Haku. Her only resources are the magical luminous elixirs of the cursed caverns where she grew up, and a band of unlikely allies; a quirky inventor, a giant-ant rider, a hea

Book Review: The Agency

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  The Society controls them - governs them - defines them, but can two people from very different worlds beat the odds that have been thrust against them? Can they overcome their own archaic beliefs? Or will their own arrogance and pride doom them both? Natalia One last summer. That was what I promised myself - what I told myself I could get away with. Because I didn’t want to give him up, but then we were never given a choice. So I was going to indulge on the Mediterranean seas, quelling my thirst for a life that could never be mine - even if I was working in the background to dismantle the system. But he isn’t who he says he is, and I can’t find it in myself to be mad, because I’ve been lying the whole time about who I am and where I come from. Dean She was supposed to be my salvation - my little piece of purity in this dark world. I supposed it serves me right that the one good thing I found in life was tainted, but if she thought she was tainted by them, it will be nothing compared

Book Review: My Wife is Missing

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  A family vacation turns into a nightmare for Michael Hart when he discovers his wife and two children have disappeared from their New York City hotel room. Horrified, he fears they’ve been kidnapped. Michael’s frantic search to find them takes a shocking turn when he discovers that his wife, Natalie, appears to have left quite willingly, taking their children with her. The police want to know why, and so does Michael. But there may be a reason why Natalie ran, something Michael can’t tell the police--the truth about his past. While untangling his deceptions might be the key to locating Natalie, Michael knows it could also be his undoing. To find his wife, he must now turn to the one person capable of exposing all that he’s been hiding. Natalie thinks she has Michael all figured out and has hatched a plan to escape from him permanently. One detail, though, threatens to derail her efforts: sleep--or more accurately, the lack of it. Since the moment the shocking revelations about her hu

Book Spotlight Tour: Firekind

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  Blurb  Firekind is a mythical world of beauty and peril, anchored by the unexpected power of sacrificial love. When an outlandish creature almost drags 18-year-old Poppy Paquin into the river, she discovers her friend, Thom, is entwined with her missing memories. Thrown together, they evade the shadowy danger pursuing her. Their adventure leads them into Caelith, a realm ruled by elementals, where they face an enemy of legendary power, bent on Poppy’s capture. A story of forbidden romance, buried heritage, and courageous choices. Firekind Excerpt 1 The magic of the Fagradalsfjall volcano system was on display, and Poppy wasn’t about to miss the fireworks. Scattering gravel, she pulled into her driveway, rushed inside, and jogged upstairs. Her fingers flew over the keyboard as she searched for the webcam trained on the new series of fissures opening near the young Icelandic volcano. Biting into an apple, she opened the sushi she’d grabbed at the end of her shift. Because of work – at

Book Review: First Love part of The Love Duet

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  A heart-wrenching, second-chance romance from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Xavier Neal. Ryder Collins wasn't always this broken. This bitter. This miserable. Once upon a time he was whole. Happy. Excited for what his future held. So, what happened? His soulmate walked out of his life. Forever. (First Love is the first half of The Love Duet. It does end up on a cliffhanger that is concluded in part 2, Last Love) My Review Wow. Where to start with this book. It is full of angst and soul shattering moments. You could really feel the deep, emotional love that Ryder and Presley shared with one another. Yet, their story is not all sunshine. It is like a rose and that there are thorns.  As much as I really enjoyed this book, I do have to admit that was not the case in the beginning. When I first started reading; I found myself turned off by all of the "f" word. Not that I can't handle the "f" word but I felt that the multiple times it appeared in a very short amo

Book Review: Wednesday Pierce Vamp Soul Academy #2

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  Vamp Soul Academy is in danger. And so is everyone I care about. I fight for survival, but my dreams are a constant battle between temptation and pure hatred. I’m one step closer to solving my parents’ murder. But at the academy, evil lurks. With a vamp killer on the loose, those drawn to me stand by my side. But an unforeseen bad boy arrives in town and tensions mount. If I don’t figure out the vampire killer’s identity in time, those I care about are in jeopardy. My Review Ok, so I am really into how this series is progressing. I liked the first book but really enjoyed this one better. I have kind of kept my distance from reading academia books because the characters can come off as a bit too juvenile for me. Yet, I have no issues with these books. The characters are not like that and the scenes between Wednesday, Savanna, and Spencer are very hot. Of course, the moments between just Wednesday and Savanna or Wednesday and Spencer are just as spicy.  Although, I can't forget Wed

Book Review: The Bus to Beulah

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  On her way to a new job in America, Maria Puente accidentally discovers a human trafficking ring. Fearing exposure, the American company that manages the operation—with the help of their Mexican partners—kidnaps Maria. Maria’s disappearance triggers a desperate search, by her family and local law enforcement, to find her before the kidnappers can permanently dispose of her. As the investigation unfolds, long-time Hogg County high sheriff Will Moser confronts Albert Waters, a powerful businessman who Will suspects knows about Maria’s disappearance—but Albert and his Mexican cartel partners prove to be brick walls. At the urging of his wife, Lana, Will calls on Elijah Kahn, a man he got to know while serving in Vietnam who now runs one of the largest international security firms in the world. The idea of working with men who are rightly known as mercenaries troubles Will, but he knows he’ll never find Maria without Elijah’s help—and when Lana reminds Will of the debt they owe to Tomas

Book Review: Perfect Cowboy

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  A girl who is down on her luck. A cowboy who no longer believes in love. Hate has never felt so good. Ashley A decade ago, I ran away from the small town where Gavin is king. He was my first love. My first time. My first everything. After losing my fiancΓ©, job and all my money, I’m forced back home. The teenager whose heart I broke is all man with rock-hard abs, a mouth-watering bulge, and beyond grumpy personality. But underneath the smug smile, the boy I loved is still there. And I’ve never wanted him more. Gavin I hate Ashley almost as much as I want her. We get snowed in at her dad’s cabin, and it doesn’t take long before she convinces me to sleep with the enemy. And that’s when I learn the line between love and hate is very thin. Underneath the rivalry, our undeniable connection is still there. I want nothing to do with her, but she's quickly becoming the one woman I can’t live without. Maybe I don’t hate Ashley after all. My Review Gavin's story has now been told. I lov

Book Tour: A Rose Should be Red + Giveaway

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  Synopsis Part 1: Secrets (book 1) A bittersweet kiss, followed by a sorrowful confession, "Everything I did was meant to keep you safe...." Almost overnight, Jenny Brown's everyday life is turned upside down. Her father dies suddenly. Her mother uproots them both and brings them to London to live in the hopes of getting her life back to normal. Yet, despite her present chaos, Jenny is still haunted by her dark past and weighed down by the suffering throughout her life. A broken girl, it's hard for her to let anyone new into her life or get close to anyone. But then Jenny's tough persona is put to the test when she meets Tyler Williams. A kind and handsome gentleman with deep blue eyes that bring back emotions she thought were long gone. Her fearful and cautious nature around men is challenged as he helps Jenny and her mum settle into their new place. Meanwhile, strange things keep happening. A mysterious boy she can't remember. A missing best friend. And wor