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Book Review: An Unthinkable Thing

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  A tragedy brings a young boy into the home of a "perfect" family--one whose dark secrets begin closing in, until a horrifying moment changes everything. Tommie Ware’s life is turned upside down the summer of 1958, just after his eleventh birthday. When his beloved aunt—the woman who raised him—doesn’t return after her shift as a night nurse and is later found murdered, there is only one place left for Tommie to go: “home” to the mother who handed him over the day he was born. All is not as it seems behind the hedgerow surrounding the lavish Henneberry estate where Tommie’s mother, Esther, works as live-in housekeeper. Her employers have agreed he can stay until she “sorts things out,” but as she's at the family’s beck and call around the clock, Tommie is mostly left on his own to navigate the grounds, the massive house, and the twisted family inside. Soon he is enmeshed in the oppressive attentions of matriarch Muriel, who is often heavily medicated, and of fifteen-year

Book Review: You Weren't Mine Then

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  Once they had it all. Now they want it back. Finn Brennen, swim team star, and Anne Drecher, the wallflower who tutored him, sparked an unlikely friendship that turned into a love so breathtakingly deep that they couldn’t imagine life without the other. But their happiness was short-lived. Torn apart by horrible timing and a twist of fate, for over a decade they are forced to hide their mutual past. Devastated by a love neither could forget, Anne built a life away from it all while Finn strove to give his son a stable home. But every family gathering brought them into the same room and served as a torturous reminder of what-ifs and could-have-beens. Now Finn is divorced and ready to fight for what his heart wants and needs. Anne tries to resist but yearns for the love she thought she’d lost forever. Family is forever, but what if love is, too? Is a second chance even possible when their love could tear a tightly-knit family apart? ‘You Weren’t Mine Then’ is a steamy slow-burn small-t

Book Review: Summer Hate

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  He was the last person I wanted to see on my girls’ trip, let alone share a room with. Donovan Fitzroy is grumpy. Irritable. Annoyingly perfect. And as handsome as he is uptight. He’s also my best friend’s older brother and the one man I’ve avoided for a decade. And for good reason. So imagine my surprise when my bestie abandons me at her family-owned resort and I’m left alone with her brother. After spending five minutes with him, I’m ready to drive back to Tennessee, but it’s getting dark, and he insists I wait till morning. As much as I’d love to tell him to shove his hospitality where the sun don’t shine, I’m exhausted. I can survive one night in the same cabin. Right? Only when morning comes, Donovan needs help. With no event coordinator and the end-of-summer bash to plan in less than a week, he’s in over his head. I should walk away. I should go home and never lay eyes on him again. Between him thinking I can’t do it, and my former, very unwanted feelings rearing their stupid h

Book Review: Stalked but not Afraid

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  Roman He’s an influencer—whatever that means. He’s also stunningly beautiful with a feisty attitude I can’t deny intrigues me. But more importantly, he’s in trouble. I’m not like my brother. Except for being a cop, I don’t strive to save the entire world. However, I find myself compelled to save him. If he’ll calm down and just let me. Brooks He’s everything I despise. He’s a cop. An arrogant tough-guy type who thinks he knows everything. He drives me insane and won’t take the hint that I don’t want or need his help. I’m not weak, and I’m not as defenseless as I once was either. And still, I can’t seem to fully push him away. Because maybe this time—just this once—I want to be saved. **Stalked But Not Afraid is a standalone with a HEA in the Spark of Hope Series. It’s set around a trauma-support group and will, therefore, touch on extremely sensitive subjects. I’ll always do my best to handle these topics with care and healing and with no intention of hurting anyone. But please, heed

Book Review: Stepping Into Tomorrow

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  Isabella Noveas is working through her grief as best she can. So following her late husband’s to-do list for her to press forward, the curvy single mom finally checks off a sizzling one-night stand. And with a terrible track record of falling for the wrong men, she leaves with only memories of a passionate fling… until the pregnancy test reads positive. Nash Emerson is hiding from life. Still in pain over a fiancée who went missing five years ago, he’s not ready for anything more than an anonymous evening of white-hot chemistry. But stunned after the beautiful stranger reappears claiming he's about to become a father, the grumpy fisherman reluctantly opens up to a cordial relationship. Striving to be a good parent to her autistic teen son, Isabella worries she can’t rely on the handsome hulk even when he ignites a spark of hope for happiness. And as Nash adjusts to growing intimacy with the Latina bombshell, a shocking revelation makes him question if he can do love all over agai

Book Review: Two Roads to Paradise + Giveaway

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Join us for this tour from July 18   to August 12 ,  2022 ! Book Details: ​Book Title :  The Way Out (Book 1: Be Careful What You Wish for Series)  by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas Category :  Adult Fiction (18+),  240 pages Genre :  Sci-Fi Publisher :   Highsmith Creative Services Release date:   September 2020 Content Rating :  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it.  ​   Book Description: When the Alpha Centauri crew returns to earth after a failed mission to explore a distant planet, they quickly learn the world is not how they left it. Under new global leadership, the planet has managed to go decades without conflict, except for one major problem. Thanks to a pandemic caused by a mutation in a new strain of GMO corn, the world’s population plummeted to 2.6 billion, wiping out a disproportionate amount of men and leaving the globe run almost entirely by women. The mutati

Book Review: Reckless Covenant

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  He’s back. For years I went out of my way to keep this man at a distance. I never expected to be the one to pull him back into my life. But what choice do I have? Only one road leads to salvation… a deal with the handsome, black-eyed devil— Vincent “The Serpent” Sinclair . One of the ruthless leaders of this underworld. In another time, another life, I used to love him. Now, I just need him. But will he break me all over again? I want her back. The sinful woman with hair like fire and a matching soul— Morrigan O’Rourke . After all these years, she’s still the only one who fits my darkness so very well. She wants vengeance. And I wonder how she’ll feel when I’ll tell her why part of that vengeance is mine… In another time, another life, she used to love me. And she will once again. But this time it will be forever. ________________ Reckless Covenant  is book 6 in the Twisted Legends multi-author Collection, a Second Chance Mafia Romance inspired by the Deal with the Devil at the Cross

Book Review: Dancing With The Devil

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  Corvo: They didn’t call me “The Raven” for no reason. I’m known for being ruthless, lethal, and dangerously magnetic. I’m a shadow, the monster pirouetting in the dark. I’m feared yet loved by all, and the entire city surrenders to my name as I rule them with an iron fist. People always look both ways before crossing me. Until Bianca Romano turned my life into a storm with just a single glance. She became mine to keep. My obsession. My beautiful temptation. I broke my rules for her, but that doesn’t mean she can control me. She’s staying, and she wants to play my game. But I’ll show her exactly who’s in control. Bianca : They call him “The Raven.” Legend has it that if you look at him, there’s no going back. But I bent my rules for him, and now I’m his, with no way out. Corvo De La Rossi isn’t the monster he claims to be. Because I know underneath that brutal exterior lies a lot of pain. If he’s the monster, the beast in this fairytale, then I’m the beauty who will put back the broke

Book Review: Dig My Grave

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  After The Great Divide left them isolated my monstrous water mountains. After The Maker's Massacre left them in darkness-leaving them in a world divided between Blue and Black. Buried deep down in their home-holes, the families of The Five have been waiting for a long time for the catalyst that will spark The Maker's Third Atrocity. Time can yield countless possibilities. Time finds a young Gracie No-Name sold to the Broken King Magnus Windbound. Her simple crime was being born to an unloving mother. A generation earlier, time finds Summer. A girl with curly blue hair and gray-blue eyes born to a world of black hair and black eyes, named after the season of her abandonment. Another generation later, Skye Wallace predictably found himself in his office lost in time-investigating God's Cruelties. But Skye often finds himself reading about The Daughters of Light. Astonishing women, able to yield nature to their will, with just the snap of a finger. Then stands the Gravedigge

Book Review: The Way Out + Giveaway

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Join us for this tour from July 18   to August 12 ,  2022 ! Book Details: ​Book Title :  The Way Out (Book 1: Be Careful What You Wish for Series)  by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas Category :  Adult Fiction (18+),  240 pages Genre :  Sci-Fi Publisher :   Highsmith Creative Services Release date:   September 2020 Content Rating :  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it.  ​   Book Description: When the Alpha Centauri crew returns to earth after a failed mission to explore a distant planet, they quickly learn the world is not how they left it. Under new global leadership, the planet has managed to go decades without conflict, except for one major problem. Thanks to a pandemic caused by a mutation in a new strain of GMO corn, the world’s population plummeted to 2.6 billion, wiping out a disproportionate amount of men and leaving the globe run almost entirely by women. The mutati