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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DELIRIOUS (M.S. Force) ★★★★★ is LIVE NOW!!


BOOK SUMMARY

As one of Hollywood’s hottest producers, Kristian Bowen is on top of the world. With the Quantum team is fresh off a clean sweep of awards season and looking ahead to the premiere of their new film, Insidious, Kristian’s life is exactly how he likes it, complete with a stable of willing subs to tend to his every desire. Until he attends the wedding of his friend and business partner Flynn Godfrey and meets AileenGifford, the close friend of Flynn’s new wife, Natalie. Since meeting Aileen five months ago, Kristian’s carefully cultivated life has changed in ways he never could’ve expected. Now Aileen and her children are moving to Los Angeles, and he’s not sure whether to be excited or terrified about his powerful feelings for the single mom…
Aileen is coming off the worst year of her life, spent battling breast cancer while taking care of two young children. When Natalie, Flynn and their other friends encourage Aileen to move to LA and work for Quantum, she jumps at the chance to give her family a fresh start. And with her off-the-charts attraction to Flynn’s business partner in the mix, the idea of living in LA becomes that much sweeter. Until everyone shows up to welcome her and the kids to their new home in LA—except Kristian.
He can’t avoid her forever, and when these two finally see each other again, sparks fly between the single mom and the producer with a past he’s kept hidden from everyone who matters to him. When that past rears its ugly head, will he run away from the woman he loves or turn to her for comfort in the storm? And will she prevail in convincing him that he can be himself, in every possible way, with her?
Kristian and Aileen’s long-awaited story is full of heat, heart and humor, as well as appearances from all the Quantum characters readers love!



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CAT'S REVIEW
DELIRIOUS by M.S. Force.  Wow!  Ms. Force certainly grabbed my attention with this one.  Yes, this is part of a series and it is book 6, but I have not been fortunate enough to have read the previous books yet - believe my, I will now though.  Throughout the entire read, I was fanning my self from the hotness of it, chuckling from the lightness of it and gritting my teeth from the angst of it.  There is an abundance of emotion and feeling that keeps the reader turning each page willingly, cheering for the main couple all the way.  Kristian and Aileen are about as far apart as two people could be but Cupid has a way with his arrow and these two are meant to be.  I adored Kristian.  His inner struggles had me cracking up often.  He's sexy, of course, but is much more then that.  He's caring and kind and gentle, yet deep down there's a sadness and a hardness that hurt my heart for him.  Aileen is a strong and independent single mom that is sweet and so full of goodness it made my heart glow.  Together they are smokin' hot and simply put, perfect for each other.   Their journey is an emotionally filled one that keeps the reader invested, both mentally and emotionally.  There is BDSM in the book, and while BDSM is not always my favorite choice for a tale, I found it tastefully done.  Ms. Force has a wonderful writing style too.  It's fluid and easy to follow.  There are many secondary characters whose stories were told in the previous, but I never felt lost or out of touch.  If anything, I now desperately want to read their stories too.   So happy I took a chance on this one and can't wait for more.  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★



AUTHOR INFO AND FOLLOW LINKS
M.S. Force is the erotic alter-ego of New York Times bestselling author Marie Force. All three books in her initial Quantum Trilogy were New York Times bestsellers in 2015, and the Quantum Trilogy became the Quantum Series with Rapturous and Ravenous, with more to come!
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

HER LAST GOODBYE (Melinda Leigh) ★★★★.5 Coming Soon! Available Sept. 26, 2017


BOOK SUMMARY
Bestselling author Melinda Leigh revisits the small upstate New York town of Scarlet Falls with a spin-off series featuring former prosecutor Morgan Dane. Following the death of her husband in the Iraq war, Morgan returns to Scarlet Falls to heal for herself and her three young daughters. But just as she starts to rebuild her life—and find love again—a new tragedy strikes putting Morgan once again in harm’s way

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls’ night out . . . and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband—also the prime suspect—hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence.

 As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea’s family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets. When Morgan is stalked by a violent predator, everything—and everyone—she holds dear is in grave danger.

Now, Morgan must track down a deranged criminal to protect her own family . . . but she won’t need to leave home to find him. She’s his next target. 


Praise for Melinda Leigh’s Say You’re Sorry 
“Complex characters, a web of small-town relationships, and intriguing legal details keep the pages turning and add depth to the growing relationship between Morgan and Lance as well as Morgan’s recovery from her husband’s death.” —Publishers Weekly 


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BOOK INFORMATION
HER LAST GOODBYE by Melinda Leigh Montlake Romance | On sale September 26, 2017 Paperback ISBN: 978-1542047968 | $9.99 US | 336 pages | Ebook ASIN: B06ZZW7G42 | $4.99 US

CAT'S REVIEW

HER LAST GOODBYE by Melinda Leigh.  Wow!  This one is filled with suspense and danger.  It's a white-knuckle edge of your seat thriller.  Ms. Leigh has a terrific knack for keeping the reader on their toes.  Every time I think I know who the bad buy is, boom, she throws in a twist that had me second guessing my choice.  Having met our heroine, Morgan, and Hero, Lance in SAY YOU'RE SORRY, it was nice to see them again and be familiar with them.  I enjoyed watching their relationship grow.  On that note, this is definitely more of a thriller then a romance but there's a sprinkle of love thrown throughout.  The story, while suspenseful, is also filled with the love and support of family.  While this the second book of the series, in my opinion, it is not necessary to read the first, however, it would give you some background to Morgan, Lance and several other prominent figures in the story.  I really enjoyed this and hope there will be future tales of the Morgan Dane series in the future.  (received ARC for honest review) 


★★★★.5


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity when her youngest child entered first grade. During the next few years, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a novel, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s also garnered Golden Leaf and Silver Falchion Awards, along with nominations for a RITA and three Daphne du Maurier Awards. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, She Can Kill, Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, Midnight Obsession, Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, Seconds to Live, and Say You’re Sorry. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate; teaches women’s self-defense; and lives in a messy house with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats.



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Sunday, September 10, 2017

FUR FOX'S SAKE (Milly Taiden) ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!!



BOOK SUMMARY

Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pacific Northwest, the Shifters Undercover team works with man and beast to solve supernatural crimes. Tasked with unraveling mysteries that increasingly call into question the very DNA of shape-shifters, agents and mates alike must face startling truths and resist even stronger passion. Whether bear, panther, fox, or human, for the Shifters Undercover, the desire only intensifies, and the love only deepens.

 Marika Paters has an energy coursing through her that others can’t explain. Maybe it’s the curious fox that lies within that gives Marika joy in her work as a geneticist for the only forensic laboratory for animals. But while her research unravels mysteries—like startling new data that threatens to dismantle everything science knows about shifters—Marika has always felt incomplete, just another lonely shifter looking for her mate. 

Following a family tragedy, Fellowship Agent Devin Sonder believes he will never find love. But the panther inside knows his mate is out there somewhere—and he can’t give up. When the bodies of a senator and a mysterious dead wolf lead Devin to kind, playful Marika, he feels a powerful, magnetic attraction . . . even though their personalities clash. 

With more dead wolves found, Marika makes a revolutionary discovery about the origin of the beasts. Together with Devin, she races to find out who could be creating shifters—and why. But can the fierce alpha panther and the fiery, driven fox put their carnal desire aside to hunt down the mastermind before more shifters die?


Praise for Milly Taiden’s Shifters Undercover Series 

"There is absolutely nothing like the thrill of savoring the indisputable brilliance and delicious indulgence of a high caliber author like Milly Taiden who can awaken so many complex emotions in a way that is more exhilarating then frustrating...This book is a million times better to enjoy and savor then the finest piece of dark chocolate." —The Wonderings of One Person on Bearly in Control 




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CAT'S REVIEW
FUR FOX'S SAKE by Milly Taiden.    Marika and Devin, our lovely couple in this tale, could not be two different people.  He's a neat freak and she's a free spirit and just a bit on the messy side.  I truly enjoyed when they discover they are mates and how they face it.  The plot kept me interested too.  It was interesting and intriguing the "scientific" method of becoming a shifter.  Ms. Taiden writes that part well that almost had me believing it's real! :)  I would recommend reading book one as it certainly can help clarify a few things.  If you enjoy paranormal shifter stories that have some danger/suspense, but are on the lighter side too, this one is for you.  Ms. Taiden had me smiling and successfully created a feel good story that made me want more.  On that note, this tale is a standalone but it does leave the story plot unfinished, not Marika and Devin but the story as a whole.  (received ARC for honest review)


★★★★




AUTHOR INFO AND FOLLOW LINKS


Milly Taiden is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous series, including the Paranormal Dating Agency, the Sassy Mates books, and the Federal Paranormal Unit novels. Milly loves writing sexy stories so hot they sizzle your e-reader. When her curvy humans meet their furry alphas, inhibitions give way to animal instincts—and carnal desire. 

Milly lives in Florida with her husband, children, and spunky dogs, Needy Speedy and Stormy. She is addicted to shoes, Dunkin’ Donuts, and chocolate and is aware she’s bossy. Visit her online at www.millytaiden.com. 








BOOK INFORMATION

FUR FOX’S SAKE by Milly Taiden Montlake Romance | On sale April 25, 2017 Paperback ISBN: 978-1477848623 | $9.99 US | 210 pages | Ebook ASIN: B01N0BW7EU | $3.99 US




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"Say You're Sorry" (Melinda Leigh) ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!


BOOK SUMMARY

Bestselling author Melinda Leigh revisits the small upstate New York town of Scarlet Falls with a new spin-off series featuring former prosecutor Morgan Dane. Following the death of her husband in the Iraq war, Morgan returns to Scarlet Falls to heal and to rebuild a life for herself and her three young daughters. But before her new job as an assistant DA even begins, a murder strikes close to home, bringing more tragedy into her world…and setting her on a different path to winning justice. 

Praise for "Say You’re Sorry"

“Leigh masters every aspect of a thriller, and with every book sets the crime fiction bar higher.” —USA Today 

“Another winner from Melinda Leigh! Say You're Sorry showcases Leigh’s talent for blending mystery, romance, and nail-biting suspense.” —Laura Griffin, New York Times bestselling author

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder. 

Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.



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BOOK INFORMATION
SAY YOU’RE SORRY by Melinda Leigh Montlake Romance | On sale May 16, 2017 Paperback ISBN: 978-1503948709 | $9.99 US | 336 pages | Ebook ASIN: B01M7XPGYE | $4.99 US



CAT'S REVIEW
SAY YOU'RE SORRY by Melinda Leigh.  In this tale, we are introduced to Morgan Dane, a lawyer working for the District Attorney's office.  She's a widowed, single mom that is trying to find the balance between work and family.  I liked her a lot - she's tough and wants to fight for what is right, but underneath, she's vulnerable and still reeling from her husband's passing.  Lance is a former police officer, now a private investigator.  Having known Morgan for many years, they will now work together to find the truth.  Ms. Leigh certainly fills this story with twists and turns.  Every time I thought I knew who the bad guy was, I was wrong!  It kept me turning the page to see who it was and what might happen next.  The story has danger and suspense with a sprinkle of romance thrown in.  If that's you're cup of tea, don't miss out on this one.  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★



AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS


Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity when her youngest child entered first grade. During the next few years, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a novel, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s also earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations and a Golden Leaf Award. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, She Can Kill, Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, Midnight Obsession, Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate; teaches women’s self-defense; and lives in a messy house with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats.






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Saturday, September 9, 2017

"Claiming Alexis" (Susan Stoker) ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!



BOOK SUMMARY

Sometimes love is right in front of your face.
Nothing is more important to Blake Anderson than the work he does with his brothers at Ace Security. At least that’s what he thinks until he meets the fiercely independent Alexis Grant. The security firm’s new intern pushes all his buttons—and makes his temperature rise. But giving in to temptation might be risky business.

Alexis can tell that Blake has his doubts about her ability to commit. But while most people look at her and see only a flighty rich girl, she knows he sees much more. Determined to prove herself to Blake, Alexis jumps at the chance to work undercover. And when her case takes a dangerous turn, she puts her trust—and her heart—in his hands.

Now, as Alexis digs into the deadly secrets of a local gang, Blake will lay everything on the line to protect the woman he’s come to love.



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CAT'S REVIEW
"Claiming Alexis" by Susan Stoker.  Ms. Stoker has a knack for taking a story, filling it with emotion and conveying that emotion through the written word to the reader.  I felt everything that our lovely couple, Blake and Alexis, felt as they ventured on their journey.  Blake, a strong and super sexy Hero, isn't shy to share his feelings.  I loved that.  Too often, characters, especially the males, hide from their true feelings of love and the depths of that love.  Alexis is such a mix - she's strong on the outside but oh so vulnerable on the inside.  Growing up in a rich family, others have labeled her the rich girl and treated her as if she has no feelings and money is her only worth.  I liked Alexis and her willingness to try to venture beyond her comfort zone and help others.    Together, they are a sweet couple that I believed were in love.  The plot is also filled with some tense moments.  Ms. Stoker certainly knows how to keep the reader on the edge too.  There are some not so nice guys in this story that will do whatever they want to get what they want.   If you are looking for a story that has love and a touch of sweet, but filled with danger too, then "Claiming Alexis" is the one for you.  This is book two of the series but it can be read as a standalone, however, I highly recommend "Claiming Grace" (book one) as it is another story that kept me wishing I could read faster!  (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. 

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Friday, September 8, 2017

"Tell Me" (Abigail Strom) ★★★★.5 COMING SOON! (available 10/1/17)


BOOK SUMMARY

Author Abigail Strom​’s new contemporary romance TELL ME is truly a tale of opposites attract when a bookstore owner and a sexy adventurer find their friendship turning to unexpected love.

Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated every plotline. She’s made peace with it, unlike Sam’s business partner, Caleb, who’s always nudging Jane to go after what she really wants. Why should she care what blunt, brash Caleb thinks? They’ve never had much in common, except for Sam.

After tragedy strikes, they don’t even have that.

Caleb can’t quite remember when Sam’s little sister stopped being like a surrogate sibling to him and became just . . . Jane. She’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever met, and so much sexier and stronger than she thinks. On the emotional journey to honor Sam’s memory, the spark they’ve tried to deny becomes an inferno. This journey was meant to be an ending, but will they discover an unexpected new beginning?


Praise for Abigail Strom

"Almost Like Love by Abigail Strom is a sweet, fun, light and very entertaining contemporary romance.” —The Bookaholic Cat 

“Nothing Like Love by Abigail Strom is a funny, quirky story about finding love, and falling in love. It is about fighting attraction and running for the hills when the love bug bites. It is about taking a chance and holding on with both hands.” —Harlequin Junkie 

"[A]n interesting read, the characters were developed and they had a realness to them which made you want to laugh, cry, and love right along with them." —The Quidnunc on Anything But Love 


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CAT'S REVIEW
"Tell Me" by Abigail Strom.  Wow!  What a heartwarming and heartbreaking story all in one.  Jane and Caleb - two souls that believe they are only in each other's universe because of Jane's sister Sam.  But oh, how wrong can two people be?  I really liked each character - their positives and their negatives.  Ms. Strom certainly takes the reader on an emotional journey.  My heart hurt for both of them and at other times, rejoiced for them too.  I could not put this one down as I found I was emotionally invested in the tale and needed to know what would happen next.  This is my second story but Ms. Strom and I can say without a doubt, it won't be my last.  (received ARC for honest review)
★★★★.5



AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS

Abigail Strom started writing stories at the age of seven and has never been able to stop. In addition to writing for Montlake Romance, she has written for Harlequin and is also the author of the self-published Hart University series, the first book of which earned a 2016 RITA nomination. Her books have been translated into several languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Turkish. Abigail also writes the steamy paranormal Blood and Absinthe series under the name Chloe Hart. Learn more about the author and her work at www.abigailstrom.com and www.authorchloehart.com.

Abigail earned a BA in English from Cornell University as well as an MFA in dance from the University of Hawaii and held a wide variety of jobs—from dance teacher and choreographer to human resources manager—before becoming a full-time writer. Now she works in her pajamas and lives in New England with her family, who are incredibly supportive of the hours she spends hunched over her computer.






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BOOK INFORMATION


  • Genre:
    Contemporary Romance
  • Release Date:
    October 1st, 2017
  • Paperback ISBN:9781542046510
  • Kindle ASIN: B06WGR64P4

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"Protecting Dakota" (Susan Stoker) ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!!



BOOK SUMMARY

Dakota James’s life has become the stuff of nightmares. The leader of the Ansar al-Shari’a terrorist group has become obsessed with her, determined to take her as his wife. On the run, she’ll have to pin her hopes on the retired SEAL charged with finding and stopping Aziz Fourati before he can carry out plans to bomb more US airports.

Recently recruited to join a sleeper SEAL team tasked with fighting terrorism on US soil, Slade “Cutter” Cutsinger, with the help of some Special Forces friends, has located the one woman who can identify the deadly Ansar al-Shari’a leader. That was the easy part. Keeping her safe proves more difficult than anyone ever imagined.

When she and her new friend, Caroline, are kidnapped by the terrorist group, Dakota can only pray Cutter and the SEALs will reach them before they’re taken out of the country—and away from Cutter forever.  

** Protecting Dakota is a part of the SEAL of Protection Series. It is also in the “Sleeper SEAL” connected series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Each book in this multi-author branded series is a standalone novel, and the series does not have to be read in order.




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CAT'S REVIEW

"Protecting Dakota" by Susan Stoker. Ms. Stoker has written a tale that encompasses love and passion as well as danger and intense emotional stress. Dakota, a school principal, has drawn the unwanted attention of a terrorist that wants her for his own. Cutter is a retired SEAL that is recruited for a top secret mission which involves protecting Dakota. I really liked that our couple are older - both in their forties. That is not something you see every day. Although, there were times Dakota she came across a bit young to me but not so that it detracted from the story. Ms. Stoker is known for stories that have some crazy dangerous situations and this one does too. I was hoping to see a bit more earlier on in the story but once it happened, wow! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see who would survive. If you enjoy sexy SEALs, strong heroines and crazy danger, check out "Protecting Dakota". (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.


Don't miss out on any of Ms. Stoker's future works.   
Click on the links below to stay connected!