Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Remember When by T. Torrest


Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

This book was such a cute, fun read! I loved the nineties references along with the author’s humor about New Jersey. I think the title is perfect since I felt like Layla as she remembered back to when she went to high school with Trip before he became a famous actor.

I loved the author’s writing style. She really captured Layla’s voice and I felt like the whole time Layla was telling her story about Trip to her best friend. The plot was pretty basic, but what made the story standout was how many laugh out loud funny parts there were in the story.

Layla and Trip were equally both great characters and I was swooning right alongside Layla with every little sweet thing Trip did. They had terrific chemistry and their relationship had just the perfect amount of angst.

The only thing I didn’t like was how or specifically when the book ended. I get that it’s a trilogy, but I expected a little bit of a glimpse of Trip in the future since the prologue tells the reader that he’s now a super famous movie star. Maybe it was a good call though since I am eager to read the next book.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Falling for Autumn Free Today and Tomorrow!

This may be the only time I put Falling for Autumn on Amazon for free, so please pick it up ASAP! Promotion ends tomorrow.


Autumn Dorey had no problem leaving her hometown of Newpine and the friends there who’d betrayed her. Everyone thought they knew what happened the spring night Autumn’s world fell apart. Vicious rumors about the incident circulated, and she had to be homeschooled the last year of high school to escape her tormentors. All she wants now is to get away from it all and start over at Cook University. She leaves everything but the memory behind—something she swore she’d never forget—and sets off to rebuild what was broken.

Blake Preston is precisely the type of guy Autumn wants to avoid. He’s gorgeous, arrogant and the college’s beloved football star. As much as she believes he’s someone she should steer clear of, avoiding him proves to be impossible. He shows up everywhere around campus, offering her a no-strings attached friendship.

Autumn can’t deny Blake stirs up emotions she thought fled years ago. But things he’s been hiding begin to emerge and collide with her past, leaving her heart ravaged in their wake.

New Adult Romance-Ages 17+ Due to Strong Language and Sexual Situations


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: The Replaced by Kimberly Derting


Romantic and action-packed, The Replaced is the gripping second installment in the Taking trilogy.

Kyra hasn't been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted—all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it's a risk to go after him. What if it's a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn't the same boy she lost?

Perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the Body Finder series, The Replaced is both chilling and explosive, with creepy, otherworldly elements and twisty, psychological thrills that will have you questioning what exactly it means to be human.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

This book wasn’t bad, but I definitely felt like it suffered a bit from middle book syndrome. I had a hard time remembering all that happened in the first book, so I spent a good portion of this book playing catch-up. However, by the second half of the book, I felt myself drawn back into the plot and caught up in the mysteries surrounding Kyra’s abduction.

The action took a bit to get started, but once it did, I couldn’t stop reading. I thought the author threw in some really unique plot twists and I didn’t see most of them coming. Kyra remained likable in the book and I like how she’s growing as a character by finding her own inner strength.

I liked the romance in the book. There is a love triangle, but it’s not annoying and I think it’s obvious who Kyra belongs with. The romance is actually not a major part of the plot and I hope to see a little more development in that area in the final book.

Overall, I liked the first book better, but The Replaced was a solid enough read to keep me invested and have me look forward to the final novel in the series.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Review: Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Born on the poor side of town...

Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body…but never her heart.

Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.

Born into wealth and privilege...

Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted... love.

But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy. When trust crumbles and doubts creep in, both will have to decide to either love or let go... forever.

Publication Date: May 14, 2014

For a steamy New Adult contemporary romance, I highly recommend Very Wicked Things. I read the first book in the series a while back, but each novel can be read as a standalone I believe since they feature different couples. Cuba and Dovey were a great couple with so much chemistry.

I really liked the romance in this book. I felt like Cuba and Dovey sizzled together in each scene they shared. Their relationship has a lot of angst, but I empathized with both of their situations. From the outside, their lives seemed so different, but I liked the way the author showed how each were facing their own unique struggles. 

The only thing I didn’t love was the good girl/man whore stuff. I don’t know why, but I think the dynamic is feeling a little tired for me. I still liked Cuba, but I’m just getting over how many books feature a reformed player.

I do really enjoy this series. After I already read the book, I realized there is a prequel. I’m thinking I should’ve picked it up to get more of a feel for Cuba since he only makes a quick cameo in Very Bad Things.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #124

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and features books you've added to your shelves, both physical and virtual.


Confess by Colleen Hoover

The Contradiction of Solitude by A. Meredith Walters

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

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Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Alive by Scott Sigler

Friday, March 20, 2015

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Feeding the Fire by Andrea Laurence

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Title: Feeding the Fire
Author: Andrea Laurence
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Pepper has no interest in Grant Chamberlain…until she accidentally wins him at a school auction and finds the mega-hot firefighter impossible to ignore. Find out what happens next in the second playful and sexy ebook romance in the Rosewood series!

Living in the small town of Rosewood, Alabama, hairdresser Pepper Anthony has one rule—never date a Chamberlain. She’s always said, “the only thing worse than being ignored by a Chamberlain is being dumped by one.” But Grant Chamberlain, town fireman, isn’t used to rejection, and Pepper has consistently turned him down since high school. She isn’t intimidated by his family; she’s one of the few who refuses to take their crap.

When Grant volunteers at the charity bachelor auction, to his surprise, Pepper buys him. She hadn’t meant to, but Adelia Chamberlain dropped a cold drink in her lap, sending her leaping into the air at precisely the wrong moment. Suddenly she had a massive bill to the town and Grant at her disposal. Since the money has to come from her “restore the house” fund, she decides to use Grant for manual labor instead of romantic dinners. Grant is happy to help, sweaty and shirtless, because one way or another, he’s going to get Pepper to admit she’s attracted to him. All it takes is a small spark, and soon they’ll be fanning the flames.


Grant stepped out from behind the curtain to a roar of applause. The minute the lights hit him, Pepper felt her heart skip a beat in her chest like she’d been hit with paddles of a defibrillator. He was wearing a black, slim-fit suit with a black shirt and tie. Even though he was indoors and it was nighttime, he was wearing his trademark Ray-Ban sunglasses. The glasses always seemed to accent the square line of his jaw and the sharp angle of his nose.

His full lips curled into his charming smile, with the slightest hint of a dimple visible on his cheek. It reminded her of him looking at her, just like that, from between her trembling thighs.

Damn him for being so sexy. His confidence made him that much more attractive. And frustrating. And irritating. Her fingers itched to reach for her paddle, but she resisted. She wasn’t going to pay for his time, even when he smiled at her that way.

“The lucky lady with the winning bid will go with Grant to a romantic dinner at Brio’s in Birmingham and if she likes, he’ll take her on an exhilarating ride down a windy country road on the back of his motorcycle.”

Pepper could almost see all the wild fantasies rushing through the heads of every woman in the room. It was a nice thought—hair blowing in the wind, thighs clamped around Grant’s narrow hips, arms wrapped around his waist. Even she could imagine the hard feel of his abs beneath the thin cotton of his T-shirt and the vibration of the engine against her most sensitive parts. There was a rumble of approval as they readied their paddles and sized up their competition.

Good luck to them, Pepper thought.

Like a beach ball bouncing around the room, the bids flew fast and furious. Before long, they’d topped three thousand.

Suddenly Pepper felt awkward. Even though she and Grant weren’t dating, she didn’t exactly want to sit around and watch other women battle for him. Looking around the room, she spied Adelia Chamberlain coming back to her table with a glass of ice water. Maybe another drink would help. Or perhaps it was the right time for a restroom break. She could beat all the other women that would rush the ladies’ room when the auction ended.

Pepper slipped her purse onto her shoulder and picked up her paddle so she could dump it in the bathroom trash can. “I’m going to get some air,” she whispered to Ivy, then started to get up.

The ambush was sudden and unexpected. When they first came in Pepper had noticed the cable that the A/V people had taped to the floor, but the room was much darker now. Adelia didn’t see it and caught the toe of her shoe on it. She didn’t fall, thank goodness, but she did stumble, slinging her full glass of ice water into Pepper’s lap.

With a cry of surprise and alarm, Pepper leapt out of her chair, holding her arms high to avoid the water that practically covered her from neck to knees.

“Four thousand!” Allison Price announced from the stage.

The MC’s words were an even larger shock to Pepper than the water. She turned her head toward Grant and the action onstage. He was looking straight at her with a wide smile of confidence across his face. He winked at her, and Pepper felt her stomach sink into her boot. Allison was pointing in Pepper’s direction, trying to coax a higher bid out of the audience.

Yes, please, she screamed in her head. Make it forty-five hundred. Hell, make it four thousand and one penny. Just outbid her. She was answered with deafening silence. The only one in the room making a sound was Allison up on stage. It seemed that suddenly, all the battling women seemed to give up. Even Grant wasn’t worth that much, it seemed, and she agreed.

“No!” Pepper shouted, but there was no stopping it.

“Going once . . . going twice . . .”

“I didn’t mean to—”

“Sold! To the lady in the blue sweaterdress, paddle twenty-two!”

Pepper looked down at her dark blue sweater, suddenly made even darker by the spreading water mark. Her damned paddle, the one she never wanted to begin with, was still in her hand. She watched as it slipped from her fingers, clattering to the ground in slow motion as the gravity of the situation caught up with her. Four thousand dollars. She’d just bid four thousand dollars. Because of well-aimed ice water.

“Oh, Pepper,” Miss Adelia fussed, dabbing her with an inadequate cocktail napkin and shaking off the well-meaning hands of the folks that were more concerned about the older woman nearly falling. “I am so sorry. I didn’t even see that silly cord,” she said. “Is your dress okay?”

She couldn’t respond. All Pepper could do was close her eyes and try to keep the tears of frustration and aggravation from rushing down her cheeks.

She had just paid four thousand dollars for a date with Grant Chamberlain.

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Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she's working on her own "happily ever after" with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody's business.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Dark Dreamer Teaser and Release Date Change

The Dark Dreamer is based off a story idea I've had for a long time and I can't wait to share the final product with everyone! As I fine-tune the book, I am going to change the publication date. The story will now be released April 14, 2015!

In the meantime, here's a teaser image and an unedited excerpt from The Dark Dreamer!

“The game is simple. All you have to do is answer one question correctly,” Drew said in a hypnotic voice.

I didn’t turn around. I kept looking at my blood-coated hands, feeling as if the liquid was seeping deeper and deeper into my skin—unable to ever be washed clean. “What’s the question?”

“What happens to those who believe they are gods on earth?”

After a hesitation, I finally faced him. I reached out and wrapped my hand forcefully around his sleeve. When I pulled away, a perfect bloodied palm print appeared on the white fabric of his suit jacket. “I never claimed to be a god.”

“Are you certain? Because aren’t you deciding fates as if you were a god? Haven’t you tossed aside your prophet’s label and trying on a more powerful role? A role requiring you to decide who lives and who dies.”

“I’m trying to save the world,” I stuttered. My words were garbled and I found my voice straining to speak. The choker tightened around my neck—somehow animated and loosening and constricting against my throat depending on what I chose to say.

“But who are you to decide if the world is worth saving?” he demanded. He grabbed my forearms and jerked my frame against his chest. He guided my chin with his fingers until I was gazing up at him. His speech altered to a more venemous tone. “You live in a make-believe world of truths that you modify until they fit into your own little box of right and wrong. Good and evil. Just remember, Rebekah, you’ve never been the one pulling the strings.”

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis


The future world is at peace.

Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift—the ability to enter people’s dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother—to help others relive their happy memories.

But not all is at it seems.

Ella starts seeing impossible things—images of her dead father, warnings of who she cannot trust. Her government recruits her to spy on a rebel group, using her ability to experience—and influence—the memories of traitors. But the leader of the rebels claims they used to be in love—even though Ella’s never met him before in her life. Which can only mean one thing…

Someone’s altered her memory.

Ella’s gift is enough to overthrow a corrupt government or crush a growing rebel group. She is the key to stopping a war she didn’t even know was happening. But if someone else has been inside Ella’s head, she cannot trust her own memories, thoughts, or feelings.

So who can she trust?

Publication Date: October 6, 2014

I liked the author’s bestseller Across the Universe, but didn’t love the book as much as I hoped. That being said, I really enjoyed The Body Electric. I don’t know why, but I felt such a stronger connection to the characters than I had in her previous works.

The Body Electric is a companion work to Across the Universe, but can be enjoyed as a standalone. There are some mentions of the plotlines from the previous books, but this novel is more about what happens back on Earth while the spaceship is traveling.

I liked Ella a lot. She felt so very real to me. Revis wrote in her way where I felt every emotion as Ella experienced them. She is living in this fast-changing world while also having to deal with so much grief. Ella’s dedication to her mother touched me the most out of all the story elements. However I did also enjoy the romance in the book immensely.

I felt more suspense in this novel too and I loved some of the twists the authors threw in the final chapters. The pace was very fast, so my only complaint was it was hard to keep up at times when a whole new plot device was tossed in the mix. However, I did really like the book and would recommend it to readers of sci-fi lite books. The book is YA, but I felt like it had plenty of crossover appeal.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Broken Skies by Theresa Kay


Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived.
Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.

In seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell's world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.

Until recently, the E’rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them… but now they have taken Jax’s brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E’rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it’s not that simple.

Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that she’s drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back. And he’s equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn’t know the alien’s true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems.

With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

This was a great alien/human romance novel! I loved the main character and I thought the world building was so interesting. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment to the series. Especially after the ending!

Jax really drew me in. I loved how I always felt her emotions in the story. She has gone through some horrible stuff, but she manages to stay strong and keep on surviving. Her voice felt authentic and I thought she dealt with the kidnapping of her brother in a brave way.

Lir was a solid love interest and I enjoyed never having a good read on him. At times, I wondered like Jax if he really was a good guy or not. My only complaint was I couldn’t really picture how Jax could be physically attractive to him (honestly I couldn’t get past the scales on his back).

The plot was fast moving, but I never felt like any parts were rushed. The alien and human societies were detailed, but I never felt like the author was giving too much away.

The ending left me with a lot of questions, so I’m eagerly waiting for the next book. Anyone who loves YA romances with a sci-fi twist will definitely enjoy Broken Skies.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Coral-600 by Roxy Mews


Pleasure is not a malfunction.

The DMA Files, Book 1.

Coral-600 is the first and only one of her kind. An artificial intelligence prototype with realistic skin over her metal frame, she was deemed too expensive for mass production and gifted to the royal family.

She cannot legally have a relationship with a human, and it never entered her electronic brain to want more—to break the law. Until she meets Quinn, and her DNA-enhanced skin tingles with a completely new sensation. Desire.

His body damaged beyond repair in the war, Quinn survived—barely—by agreeing to have much of it rebuilt. His royal relatives have taken him in, but it’s tough adjusting to a body that doesn’t come with instructions.

As Coral helps Quinn cope with his new body, the connection between them reaches the melt-down point. But unless she can convince the authorities that humanity runs deeper than flesh and bone, she’ll have her CPU wiped clean—permanently.

Warning: This book contains artificial and natural flavors, lubricant (lots and lots of lubricant), and fun with oh-so-hard drives.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

Well, that was different! This was a novella-length story about a robot who wants to earn the right to love. I liked the concept behind the story, but because of the length, I never felt fully connected to Coral or Quinn.

Coral was a unique robotic character. She’s very curious and innocent, but also very blunt about her feelings regarding sex. Her only teacher is her promiscuous friend and she finds herself having conflicting emotions while dealing with Quinn, a man who had part of his body rebuilt because of injuries sustained during a war.

The futuristic world Coral is from was interesting as were the royals. But the world building was very vague since most of the story dealt with Coral’s sexual awakening. I think I just wanted more from the story. However, for a quick read, it did keep my interest.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Review: Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks


A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister — the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks

When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot.

While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.

Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie's vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will risk everything to protect her — including his heart....

Publication Date: October 7, 2014
This book was a lot darker than I thought. Almost to the point where I almost stopped reading because of how uncomfortable I felt. However, the suspense gripped me and I ended up getting caught up in the mystery aspects.

I love psychic books, so I liked that portion of the novel the best. I could feel for Ramie after finding out her powers come at such a high cost. Basically, she feels everything her subjects are going through and some of her experiences involve her being tortured. Ramie is a mess and she reaches out to Caleb for help.

Caleb is my favorite type of romance hero: handsome, brooding, complex. I didn’t like some of the decisions he made, but I tried to empathize. I did like how he tried to redeem himself and became uber-protective over Ramie.

There were a few jaw dropping twists. I honestly couldn’t put the book down during the final third of the story. Another plus was the sex scenes were very steamy. Slow Burn is a must-read for fans of adult paranormal romances with a twist.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #123

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and features books you've added to your shelves, both physical and virtual.


The Deal by Elle Kennedy

The Farm by Emily McKay

Shadowlands by Kate Brian

For Review:
The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman

Love by the Book by Melissa Pimentel

Bomb by Sarah Mussi

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: Breathe for Me by Rhonda Helms


Isabel’s been cursed since the Middle Ages.

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, she made a hasty bargain with a demon, asking for liberation from an oppressive husband-to-be and the excitement of travel. But the demon’s “gift” came at a steep cost. Each time he moves her to a new city, her memory’s wiped. No one can touch her bare skin without injury or even death. And she sees the lifespan of every living being (and is, in fact, immortal herself).

All a constant reminder that she’s different than other teen girls.

But New Orleans seems to accept her as she is. She has friends and a real life in this quirky, hot city. Then Isabel meets Dominic, whose deep soul and strong character draw her to him. Her growing love gives her the courage to confront the demon, insisting the curse be broken. But the demon’s price for freedom is much, much higher than she could possibly give.

Publication Date: August 5, 2014

I was looking for a new paranormal romance read and I was intrigued by Breathe for Me’s summary. It reminded me of Shatter Me, which is one of my favorite YA books ever. Breathe for Me was good, but lacked some of the edginess I expected.

Isabel was a good main character and I liked her unique perspective on the world. The paranormal aspects were well done and I felt for Isabel as she tried again and again to escape her curse.

The romance was pretty sappy. Normally, the sap can work for me, but I wasn’t feeling it as much as I hoped. Dominic wasn’t a bad hero per-se, but he didn’t come off as memorable to me. Especially since he’s the guy who Isabel is supposed to risk everything for to break her curse.

The climax was good and really elevated the story for me. I was happy with the way the author chose to end the book. I definitely appreciated that Breathe for Me is a standalone. I’d recommend the book to fans of YA paranormal romances.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cover Reveal: Soul Reborn by Jean Murray

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Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.
Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess' undead army unleashing hell on earth.  But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.
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Soul Awakened
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Soul Sacrificed
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“Only the strongest love can unlock the souls of the Underworld.”
Romantic Times (RT) Book Reviews (Sept2011) -  4 / 4.5 stars/Scorcher,
Night Owl Reviews:  Reviewer’s Top PICK / 5 Stars (Abigail, Feb2013)  “The first book in the “Key to the Cursed” series was absolutely phenomenal. Anything that deals with old world deities and is written well always hooks me from the get go. This was definitely an excellent book to begin a new series.”
Bitten by Paranormal Romance – 5 / 5 Alpha Howls, Hot 
In her pursuit of a nursing degree, Jean Murray aspired to see the world and joined the Navy. At the end of 2011 she said a heart-breaking goodbye to her Navy family and retired after twenty years of military service. Although her dreams of writing full time have yet to come true, she continues her writing journey and draws inspiration from her travels abroad. She enjoys spending time with her family and of course, writing about the “Carrigan sisters and their mates, Gods of the Underworld,” to bring you the next installment of the Key to the Cursed series.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: Love's Own Reward by Dana Ransom


When Charley Carter receives a half-million dollars for rescuing a boy from a burning car, she finds the media frenzy disconcerting and retreats into a self-made protective shell. Hoping to write an expose on this scheming, enigmatic young woman, undercover journalist Jess McMasters instead finds himself succumbing to Charley's beauty, charm, and sincerity.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014

I read a lot of dark and heavy stuff, so sometimes I need a lighter read. Something sweet and romantic just like Love’s Own Reward. I’ll admit it, I love the fluff sometimes! There is drama in the book, but not the kind that ties the reader in knots.

I liked the characters. I didn’t think I would connect with Charley, but she grew on me. I liked how she became less of a doormat as the story progressed. Jess was great too and I liked his complexity. He seemed really torn up over his budding feelings for Charley and trying to get his story.

The pace was a little slow at times, but I did like how their relationship developed. It had a natural feel. The conclusion was solid and I got my HEA.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!