Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sisters in White (Snow Sisters Book Three: Love in Bloom Series) by: Melissa Foster

NEW_SIW_final_edited-1  Wedding bells are ringing!!  Danica and her sister Kaylie are finally getting married!  A destination wedding has been planned and the families have arrived; family members including Danica and Kaylie’s mom and dad and their stepmom and half sister.  You can only imagine how that turns out!  With the twists and turns that this creates between the members of the family, the budding romances that only happen at weddings and the crazy storm that washes out the island, will the dual wedding ever happen or will Danica and Kaylie return home still single?

I have one word to describe the romance in this particular book of the series:  STEAMY!!!  Wow!  Melissa sure knows how to write a love scene or two or three… so much so that I had to put the book down and take a breath.  I am so attached to all of the characters in this series including the new ones.  In this book we get to meet Lacy, Danica and Kaylie’s half sister;  Treat and Dane, Blake’s cousins, and we learn a little more about Max Armstrong, Chaz’s “work wife” whom we met in the last book and also Danica and Kaylie’s mother.

If you haven’t started this series yet, what are you waiting for?!  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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The Suite Life by: Suzanne Corso

Image  In this sequel to Brooklyn Story, we find Samantha Bonti older and hopefully wiser.  She has written a book about her life and is hoping to have it published.  She has moved on from her controlling relationship with a mobster and has made a friend at work.  She still dreams of moving to the City and when she meets Alec DeMarco, a Wall Street tycoon, she feels her dream will become her reality.

The Suite Life details the new life of Samantha Bonti and touches upon where she came from, briefly.  I did not read the first book but did not find myself lost with this sequel.  I enjoyed this book and found Samantha to be a strong woman who has been dealt a few struggles in her lifetime.  Even though it is fictional, I found it to be motivating.  The lesson being to make sure that you do not lose who you are as a person when you become part of a couple in which the other half is overpowering.

It was a good read and I give it 4 crowns.   4_crowns

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Shadows of Truth by: Angie Robinson

truthHave you ever read a book and had to double and triple check to see if it was based on a true story or not?  Have you ever been so emotionally involved with the characters that it took you a few days to realize that it was a book you read and not a story that you heard about a friend?  That is how I felt about this book.  I was so connected to Drea Hartman that I wanted to be there for her through her overwhelming experience.

Drea Hartman was having a reoccurring nightmare that woke her up in a panic every time.  She was unsure of what the dream was or what it meant but she was determined to find out.    As she speaks with her AA sponsor and a dream analyst she believes that this may be a premonition of something to come or a way in which to solve a past crime.  Little does she know what is about to happen to her.

This is a novel of inspiration and determination.  It has left me feeling empowered to fight for myself.  I highly recommend this book, especially to women and/ or their significant others who may be dealing with the struggles of overcoming a traumatic experience.  I give this book 5 crowns.

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Cover Reveal for Teri Brown’s BORN OF DECEPTION and Giveaway!

I am happy to partner with http://www.BookNerdTours.com to reveal the cover for Teri Brown’s Born of Deception,  sequel to Born of Illusion.      

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Synopsis:

 

Budding illusionist Anna Van Housen is on top of the world: after scoring a spot on a prestigious European vaudeville tour, she has moved to London to chase her dream and to join an underground society for people like her with psychic abilities. Along with her handsome beau, Cole Archer, Anna is prepared to take the city by storm.

 

But when Anna arrives in London, she finds the group in turmoil. Sensitives are disappearing and, without a suspect, the group’s members are turning on one another. Could the kidnapper be someone within the society itself—or has the nefarious Dr. Boyle followed them to London?

 

As Cole and Anna begin to unravel the case and secrets about the society are revealed, they find themselves at odds, their plans for romance in London having vanished. Her life in danger and her relationship fizzling, can Anna find a way to track down the killer before he makes her his next victim—or will she have to pay the ultimate price for her powers?

 

Set in Jazz-Age London, this alluring sequel to Born of Illusion comes alive with sparkling romance, deadly intrigue, and daring magic.

 

 

 

Teri Brown


I’m not sure who to tell you about here because I’m actually two people rolled into one. As a responsible mother of teens, I show one persona to the world. That person is driven, conservative and level headed. But the other part of me just never grew up. She is rebellious, impulsive and curious.

It’s hard being both these people. They’re often at odds.

The mother part of me knows I should put a cap on how many animals we take in. The teen part of me wants to save them all. We have five cats and two dogs. Who do you think is winning?

Even now. The mother part wants to make a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a tossed salad. The teen part wants to order a pizza, work on my website and check my Facebook.

Luckily, though my two halves don’t always agree, both of us live happily in Portland, Oregon, with a husband and too many animals. And we both love to write and write and write..
 

Website: http://www.teribrownbooks.com/


I’m not sure who to tell you about here because I’m actually two people rolled into one. As a responsible mother of teens, I show one persona to the world. That person is driven, conservative and level headed. But the other part of me just never grew up. She is rebellious, impulsive and curious.

 

It’s hard being both these people. They’re often at odds.

The mother part of me knows I should put a cap on how many animals we take in. The teen part of me wants to save them all. We have five cats and two dogs. Who do you think is winning?

Even now. The mother part wants to make a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a tossed salad. The teen part wants to order a pizza, work on my website and check my Facebook.

Luckily, though my two halves don’t always agree, both of us live happily in Portland, Oregon, with a husband and too many animals. And we both love to write and write and write..

 

 

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7 books for $.99!!!!!!

 

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Storm Front A Derrick Storm Thriller by: Richard Castle

Image     I wish I knew who really penned these books; I have a few guesses but nothing concrete.  Either way, I love reading books by Richard Storm (it feels really weird typing that name as the author of the book when I know that he is a fictitious character).  I am a fan of the television show and I have read all of the books.  They are written with the same finesse as the Richard Castle character.

This is not the first story about Derrick Storm, however, it is the first one not in an e-book format.  Derrick Storm is a CIA agent who has played dead for years.  When he is brought back to life to help solve a case that involves Gregor Volkov, a madman that he thought he had killed the last time, he is determined to get rid of him once and for all.  As bankers are tortured and killed around the world, Derrick Storm is piecing together the nature of these crimes.  Along the way he finds himself in the middle of a love connection.

This is a great read as well as the Nikki Heat series!

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One by: Kathryn Otoshi

Image    This children’s book written and illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi has a wonderful message.  It is about bullying and the effects that just one person can have to turn that bully around.  www.Tangledball.com has joined with Kathryn Otoshi to form the “One Can Count” anti-bullying campaign.  Schools are taking part to present this lesson using Kathryn’s book and lesson plans to give students courage to be the “One” that stands up against bullying.

It is a beautiful message and the stories that are told by the schools that have participated in this program are amazing.  it is a great program to implement in the elementary schools as well as at home with your young children.

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