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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

MAD ABOUT MOON by Melissa Foster ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW! with GIVEAWAY!!



BOOK INFORMATION
MAD ABOUT MOON
The Whiskeys series
Melissa Foster
Releasing April 10, 2019

World Literary Press

BOOK SUMMARY

Can true love strike twice in one lifetime?

Josie Beckley refuses to believe there is a limit on happiness. A decade after she escaped her abusive parents and lost touch with her siblings, the death of her husband leaves her and her son homeless. But Josie has never been one to wallow in sadness, and when she takes a chance on reconnecting with her siblings, a sinfully handsome bright light from her past shows up and offers to help her find a way out of the darkness.

Most people wouldn’t see Jed Moon as someone to look up to. He’s been in and out of jail and has lived a less-than-stellar lifestyle. But years ago one woman saw through his nonsense, and he’s never forgotten her. Now she’s back in his life, and as a prospect for the Dark Knights motorcycle club, Jed promises to keep an eye on the sassy, sexy single mother who has never stopped lighting his fantasies on fire.

Jed and Josie’s combustible connection is stronger than ever. Having Josie and her son in his life brings out all of Jed’s protective instincts—and visions of a future he never imagined having. But when a shocking revelation knocks the insatiable lovers to their knees, it forces them to make choices that could change their lives forever.


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THE WHISKEY SERIES 
by MELISSA FOSTER


For more hot Whiskey love, check out Melissa’s other Whiskey novels.
TRU BLUE

TRULY MADLY WHISKEY

DRIVING WHISKEY WILD


WICKED WHISKEY LOVE

And don’t miss RIVER OF LOVE, the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced!


CAT'S REVIEW

MAD ABOUT MOON by Melissa Foster.  Well, Ms. Foster has done it again!  Stolen my heart!  Jed and Josie's story is about second chances and learning to live and love and trust.  I adored both of these characters - Josie - strong yet vulnerable, trying so hard to do it on her own.  Jed - swoon worthy alpha, also trying to set forth a new beginning.  And, of course, Hail is cute as can be too.  It was enjoyable to see characters from past tales (I do recommend reading at least, WICKED WHISKEY LOVE for the background story - although Ms. Foster does a nice job of recapping.  Of course, I feel you should read the entire series as each book stands apart from the other but are all wonderful)  As par for the course when reading a tale by Ms. Foster, my heart melted - I felt happiness, sadness and everything in between.  I laughed, cried and shouted.  Ms. Foster is an amazingly talented author that grabs one's heart by it's strings and never lets go!  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★★



AUTHOR INFO AND FOLLOW LINKS

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.









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Friday, March 1, 2019

DEFENDING MORGAN by Susan Stoker ★★★★★ wtih GIVEAWAY!!


BOOK INFORMATION

DEFENDING MORGAN
By Susan Stoker
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:  March 5,2019
Series: Mountain Mercenaries #3

BOOK SUMMARY

When women and children are at risk, no danger is too great for the Mountain Mercenaries. Each member of this close-knit group of elite battle-tested American heroes has been personally recruited for just one purpose: to save and protect. You won’t read about them in the newspapers or online; you won’t see them on TV. Based in Colorado, these fiercely loyal former soldiers work outside the law, using their specific skills to wreak vengeance on those who exploit and prey on the vulnerable. But while they fight hard, the men of the Mountain Mercenaries love even harder. 

Praise for Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries Series 
“Stoker thrills with the sizzling hot, fast-paced, and occasionally heart-stopping third contemporary Mountain Mercenaries novel…Stoker sensitively deals with tough subjects such as [assault] (and its devastating aftermath) and parental kidnapping, and draws readers into a richly woven tale, ably setting up the next story. This series is perfect for romantic thriller aficionados.” —Publishers Weekly

Summary
Dispatched to the Dominican Republic to rescue a kidnapped child, former Navy SEAL Archer “Arrow” Kane makes a startling discovery: another hostage—Morgan Byrd, a very beautiful and very well-known missing person who disappeared off the streets of Atlanta a year ago. She’s brave, resilient, and unbroken. All Arrow wants to know is why she ended up in a shack in Santo Domingo. All he feels is the desire to protect. Morgan is done being the victim and is determined to find out who hates her so much that they want her gone—but not dead. Until then, she has Arrow, an alpha stranger who’s offering a warm and safe place to hide. But as the passion between them flares, so does the fear that whoever took Morgan will do anything to get her back. For Arrow, protecting this woman with a mysterious enemy is the most dangerous mission of his life. And it’s worth every beat of his heart.

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CAT'S REVIEW

DEFENDING MORGAN by Susan Stoker.   To say I loved this book is a bit of an understatement. Morgan and Arrow are one of the best couples I've read about - they just clicked.  Arrow rescues Morgan and helps her get back on her feet.  Morgan struggles to return to her normal, all the while danger lurks.   I liked Morgan, despite being traumatized, she is still strong yet recognizes when she might need some help.   Arrow is strong and sexy and so patient and understanding when it comes to Morgan that my heart melted.  As for the story. it is one of adventure, danger and mystery - my cup of tea.  Ms. Stoker keeps the reader on their toes while trying to figure out who the bad guy is.  If you haven't had a chance to read any books from this series, Mountain Mercenaries, I highly recommend, not just this one, but all in the series.  (Note - can be read as a standalone)  (received ARC for honest review)


★★★★★



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Susan Stoker is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her series include Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, SEAL of Protection, Delta Force Heroes, and Mountain Mercenaries. Married to a retired Army noncommissioned officer, Stoker has lived all over the country—from Missouri and California to Colorado and Texas—and currently lives under the big skies of Tennessee. A true believer in happily ever after, Stoker enjoys writing novels in which romance turns to love. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website, www.stokeraces.com, or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker.





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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SHELTER FOR QUINN by Susan Stoker ★★★★★ GET YOUR COPY TODAY!


BOOK SUMMARY

Freak. Witch. Ugly. Abomination.

Having grown up with a port-wine birthmark on her face and neck, Quinn Dixon’s heard them all. Her own mother couldn’t bear to touch her, let alone strangers. Years of stares and insults from everyone from classmates to foster families have made her understandably reluctant to trust. So when John comes along, of course he couldn’t be interested in more than a brief affair. He’ll get sick of all the gawking and whispers soon enough and leave her…just like everyone else.

John “Driftwood” Trettle was captivated by Quinn the moment they met. After months of skirting around their attraction, one pivotal evening finds John seizing the reins and refusing to be denied a chance to prove he’s worthy of Quinn’s time, her trust, and her love. To show her he’ll have her back, always, and defend her against anyone cruel or stupid enough to hurt his woman.

But he can’t protect against an unknown threat. Even if it wears a familiar face…


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CAT'S REVIEW

SHELTER FOR QUINN by Susan Stoker is a story filled with love, hurt, danger, suspense and heartwarming friendships.  Quinn, living her life constantly being judged and ridiculed due to a port-wine birthmark on her face, still manages to be a strong, independent woman with a heart of gold.  John, a sexy firefighter, sees beyond the birthmark to the beauty within.  I adored both of these characters and seeing them together makes the heart sing.  John was ever so patient with Quinn as she struggled to believe he could see beyond the birthmark and watching Quinn grow and blossom was a joy.   Ms. Stoker certainly knows how to write a villain and she did not disappoint in this one.  It is romantic suspense at its best and keeps the reader on edge as to what will happen.    Having read the previous books in the series, it was fun to "catch up" with some other characters, although certainly can be read as a stand alone with no issues.  If you enjoy a tale that has edge of your seat suspense and danger as well as tug at your heartstrings love, you do not want to miss this one.  (received ARC for honest review)


★★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in. 






Monday, February 4, 2019

LEGEND by Sawyer Bennett ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!

 Legend (Arizona Vengeance, Book #3)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: February 5, 2019


Synopsis:
The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie--hell, player--ever. I for one am going to live up to my name . . . because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye . . . Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit . . . unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard . . .

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.

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CAT'S REVIEW

LEGEND by Sawyer Bennett!  Well, I don't know how she does it, but Ms. Bennett once again has produced a WOW!  I adored LEGEND - the man and the story.  Legend is a sexy, masculine hockey player but, boy, does he have a heart of gold that made me melt.  Pepper, his neighbor, is spunky, colorful and full of life.  Together, they were fun to watch as they traversed the path that was laid before them.  For me, when a story has all the fixins - makes me laugh, shed a tear, hold my breath and cheer and scream - it's a winner.  This tale has heartwarming moments as Legend adjusts to being a Dad, but there are also moments of danger and fear that were certainly gripping too.  I have been a big fan of Ms. Bennett's previous hockey series, Cold Fury, and was nervous to try this new one out but, since book one of Vengeance, I have been hooked.  Cannot wait for Dax's story next!  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★★


About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

✦✦✦ SAWYER BENNETT REVEALS NEW ROMANTIC SUSPENSE SERIES WITH A HUGE $500 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! ✦✦



This May, join the alpha males of Jameson Force Security as they do the dirty jobs no one else wants to do. Kynan McGrath leads the charge in this Wicked Horse Vegas spin off series, featuring former military special forces doing what they do best...whatever it takes to get the job done. Rescues, protection services, undercover and covert military operations, espionage, surveillance--the darker, the dirtier, the more dangerous, the better.

But that doesn't mean it's all work and no play for the Jameson team. Sometimes the most dangerous situations are matters of the heart. And as Kynan McGrath is about to learn, a second chance at love can change everything.

KEEP READING for details on the first three books of this all new romantic suspense series, plus ENTER TO WIN a $500 Amazon gift card!

Code Name: Genesis (Book #1) - May 7, 2019
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Years ago, they were in love. She was an up-and-coming superstar and he was the devilishly handsome security professional hired to keep her safe. They fell hard and fast, no matter how they tried to resist one another. But not everyone around them was happy about their relationship, and a string of lies and deceit destroyed what they once had.

Having just taken the helm of a nationally renowned protective services company, Kynan McGrath is looking to rebrand and revamp his career. The newly crowned Jameson Force Security is moving from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to the mountainous steel town of Pittsburgh, and the last thing Kynan has time for is to deal with his past.

More than a decade has passed since their split, but even a bruised and battered heart remembers its first love. So when Joslyn Meyers comes to him for help, Kynan reluctantly agrees to keep her safe from a terrifying stalker who keeps threatening her life.

As the danger they face continues to intensify, Kynan realizes he’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who turned her back on him all those years ago. Because one thing is certain—no matter how hard he tries to convince himself otherwise, Joslyn still has his heart.




CODE NAME HEIST

Saint Bellinger doesn’t live up to his name. He may be a savior to some, but he’s a devil to most. Sindaria “Sin” Westin, however, lives up to her name every chance she gets. And when Jameson Security Force is hired to take down a ring of highly specialized thieves, Sin may find the Saint she never knew she needed.




CODE NAME SENTINEL

Cruce Britton has left his presidential detail with the Secret Service to re-settle in Pittsburgh. He’s started a new job at Jameson Force Security and is adjusting to life in the private sector. But when energy scientist Barrett Alexander is targeted for the classified secrets she holds, Cruce finds himself on the fast track back to Washington. And on an even faster track to losing his heart.



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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

PLAYING FOR KEEPS by Jill Shalvis ★★★★.5 AVAILABLE NOW!! CHANCE TO WIN TOO!!


BOOK SUMMARY

If you’re planning on falling in love…

When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark—the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s yoga pants, he’s a suit. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.

you’d better be sure…

Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before—not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.

… someone is there to catch you.

Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk


EXCERPT


“Sadie.”
She shook her head.
“Look at me. Please?”
It was the damn please that had her opening her eyes. He’d closed the gap so that if she so much as took a breath, they’d be touching.
So she did just that. She took a deep breath, and then their bodies were up against each other, his warm and hard. Everywhere. “What’s happening?” she whispered.
“I believe you’re deciding between kicking me in the nuts and kissing me.” One side of his mouth curved very slightly as he lifted their still joined hands above her head, against the wall.
“But that last part might just be in my dreams.”
“Yes,” she whispered.
“Yes, it’s just in my dreams?”
She meant to say yes again, she really did.
She even opened her mouth to say it, because this was insane, this incredible . . . craving she had for him. It made no sense. Less than no sense, and yet . . .
She went up on tiptoe and touched her mouth to his.


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CAT'S REVIEW
PLAYING FOR KEEPS by Jill Shalvis.  Here we have the story of Sadie and Caleb.  Two people who appear to be total opposites, at least on the surface.  Both had a bit of a rough time growing up, but in different ways.  But it was those rough times that created who they are today.  Sadie is very closed off, a big judgmental and ridiculously independent.  Honestly, these are not always my favorite heroines yet Ms. Shalvis made me love her right from the start.  Learning of her background and hearing her thoughts and feeling her feels, she stole right into my heart.  Caleb was suave, charming, rich and seemed to have it all together.  Yet, what's beneath the surface isn't always what we see. I enjoyed following along as these two journeyed along their path.  Having read many of Ms. Shalvis' previous works (although not all the books of this series and it caused no problem in following along), I found this story to be a bit deeper and a tad more serious then what I have found to be her usual.  This did not detract from the story, just made it a bit different.  I truly enjoyed this and found myself rooting for Sadie and Caleb throughout.  Oh, and of course, Lollipop was a joy and fun and certainly brought some much needed light and laughter to these two characters along the way.  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★.5




AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.




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