Sunday, January 22, 2017

Dirty Indiscretions by Penelope Marshall & Roxy Sinclaire

Dirty Indiscretions: A Dark Mafia Romance
Penelope Marshall & Roxy Sinclaire
Publication date: January 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
I was loyal to my boss, Greco. I was there to protect him at all costs. Against all threats. But then I met HER.
Elda caught my eye in a way I could never imagine. I knew I had to have her.
One of Greco’s men betrayed him. But he thought it was me. He tried to get me. I wasn’t going to have any of that.
Greco was my father. Not the one who raised me, but by blood. See, he had an affair with my mom, who didn’t know he was married, and she got pregnant with me. He tried to have her killed, but she ended up going into hiding and died while giving birth to me.
Ever since then, I knew I was going to avenge her death. Even if it meant doing it against Greco.
I trained for years to be at the level I am at now. I just needed the right moment to do it.
But then I met Liam right when the moment presented itself. And we hooked up in the closet. And I have no regrets.
But I will have my revenge against Greco.
And I will give myself to Liam. One way or another.
This is a standalone dark mafia romance novel. There is NO cheating, NO cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happy ending!

Author Bio:
Roxy Sinclaire writes steamy, suspenseful, romantic stories as the main genre, and this includes a variety of different topics. Some of these include dark romances, action packed romances, mafia romances, and many more. She currently works in customer relations in New York City, but is trying to fulfill her passion in writing and eventually have her dream job become a reality.
Penelope Marshall was born in the Philippines, and raised in Southern California.
She picked up writing in early 2016 and instantly fell in love with the craft. Her writing runs the romance gamut from sweet romantic comedies, to tough alpha male military suspense thrillers, with a little young adult, and paranormal thrown into the mix.
A good plot twist is what drives Penelope’s writing, striving for that jaw dropping moment at the end of each book.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sixteen (The Dreamwalker Diaries #2) by Jen Estes

by Jen Estes

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Dreamwalker Diaries - Book 1
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press (January 16, 2017)
Publication Date: January 16, 2017
Genre: YA Time Travel | Fantasy
Print Length: 268 pages
Available from: Amazon

Six months ago, Ashling Campbell’s life was good. Okay, so the sleep deprivation sucked, but that’s what happens when you’re murdered by bloodthirsty demons on a nightly basis via freaky supernatural nightmares. That’s why she stepped up to her calling as a dreamwalker. But if she’d known that saving her town meant giving up everyone she loved, she’d have let that call go straight to voicemail.

She wants another chance. Just one. And the key to that chance lies with finding the mysterious stranger who disappeared shortly after her life went to hell. Her new mission is to dreamwalk again, or die trying.
The Jumlin wants another chance too. Just one. And the key to that chance lies with finding the weird sophomore who showed up just before he could summon hell on earth. His new mission is to stop the line of dreamwalkers, by killing just one – a girl that seems all too eager to die.

If Ash’s plan is to succeed, she’ll have to outsmart the immortal demon, piece together her thorny family tree, deal with a friend’s untimely return, and pass her driver’s test – all before she turns… SIXTEEN.

Sixteen (The Dreamwalker Diaries #2) by Jen Estes

Sixteen (The Dreamwalker Diaries #2)Remember the trials and traumas of being a teen? Think about being fifteen, for most of us, it is that big turning point for real independence and driving is only a year away, right? For Ash, being fifteen was most definitely a turning point in her life. As in taken at record breaking speeds. And Ashling stepped up to the plate and acted as all hell broke loose, but at what cost?

Six months later, she needs help. Ash needs to Dreamwalk again, she needs to do something about a future that cannot happen. But first she needs to find the mysterious entity that disappeared when her world became the thing nightmares are made of. And she is not alone. The Jumlin is big into second chances, too and he needs Ash, but for what? To aid in summoning the demons of Hell to the Earth plane? To put an end to the dreamwalker line she is part of?

One thing for sure, with Ash, one can be sure to expect the unexpected and to know someone or something is going down as she travels in her dreams to the future, and actually sees her future self. So maybe thirty isn’t so ancient after all. But should she be looking forward to make these risky changes? Even with a better grasp of her powers, could she also travel to another time? Is there something she is missing? Is she ready to discover hidden truths, ugly secrets and the convoluted timelines where past, present and future become as entangled as a ball of yarn in a kitten’s paws?

Jen Estes’s latest addition, SIXTEEN was worth the wait, because it is everything FIFTEEN was and MORE! More action, more discoveries, more daring, time travel, dream walking and oh my, the twists and the “didn’t see that one coming,” moments! Hang on for a ride into the world of the supernatural, the evil and one teen who has more steel in her spine than a skyscraper has in its structure.

Want a teen read without the angst? Still want a little teen rivalry? Want to watch demons be foiled again, just when they think they have the upper hand? Want fantastic reading that erases the lines between reality and fantasy? Jen Estes has brought her latest to the library table and it’s all in there, from start to finish!

I received this copy from Curiosity Quill in exchange for my honest review.

Sweet Sleep by Kim Cormack (The Children of Ankh Book 1)

Sweet Sleep
by Kim Cormack

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Children of Ankh - Book 1
Publisher: Mythomedia; 2 edition (November 23, 2016)
Publication Date: November 23, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy | Science Fiction
Print Length: 416 pages
Available from: Amazon | Smashwords

What would you do if you discovered that everything you’ve ever known to be your reality was a lie?
What if…
The things that go bump in the night, things you thought were simply a figment of your wild imagination are in fact very real?
Would you live your life differently if you knew you were going to be corrected…erased from this world sometime around your sixteenth birthday?
You and your twin sister were never meant to be born.
There will be no place to run…
No place to hide…
You won’t even know they’re coming…
Do you have what it takes to survive your Correction?
Do you have what it takes to leave your humanity behind?
If your answer is yes then hold on tight…it’s going to be one hell of a ride!

Sweet Sleep by Kim Cormack (The Children of Ankh Book 1)

They were identical twins in every way but they were never meant to be born and now is the time for the Correction. Kayn was the shining twin, bright, athletic, studious, the model daughter, student and friend. Chloe was the dark twin, flirtatious, devious, a wild child, everything and everyone was fair game.

And then there was one. Kayn has survived a heinous blood bath at her home, but she shut down, comatose for months, unaware of the world around, but dealing with the world within her mind, trapped, until the day she stood at a crossroad in her mind, live or die, stay or go on. Kayn chose life, but she had no idea that the life she was returning to, would be filled with danger, immortal beings and another voice within her head. Was Chloe still alive within Kayn? They say twins have a special bond that transcends all. She is changing, losing a grip on her life, forced into a game of cat and mouse with her life and her soul are the prize. How will she out wit and out last forces she cannot recognize? Who will stand by her side? Was she ever meant to be born?

Prepare for action, drama, visitors from beyond and revelations that will rock your world! To call Sweet Sleep intense just barely describes what Kayn goes through. So many secrets, so many lies, so many questions without answers. Kim Cormack’s ability to bring chaos and nail-biting action and intrigue to life in the world she has created in, without a doubt, phenomenal! She has used bold strokes and razor sharp pacing while flaying emotions raw, fleshing out life-size characters that jump off the pages! Brilliant dialogue is the icing on the cake!

Unique in a world filled with fabulous fantasy, feel the story, see each scene and experience the loyalty for and the growth of one girl who never should have been, she was part of a “big mistake.” Will she survive her Correction?

I received this copy from Kim Cormack in exchange for my honest review. A highly recommended read!

Good Girl by Lauren Layne Blast

"a delicious bite of Southern seduction with chemistry that sizzles." 
- Rebecca Yarros

a Love Unexpectedly novel
Lauren Layne
Released May 17th, 2016

New York Times BESTSELLER • Lauren Layne brings all the unpredictable heat of Blurred Lines to an all-new cast of characters! Country music’s favorite good girl is hiding away from the world—only to find herself bunking with a guy who makes her want to be a little bad.

Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.

Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.


Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

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Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility by Sandy Scott

Lessons from Zachary
Turning Disability into Possibility
by Sandy Scott

Publisher: International Publishing Works (December 5, 2016)
Publication Date: December 5, 2016
Genre: Non-Fiction | Special Needs
Print Length: 237 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Sandy Scott had it all: a beautiful country home, a successful husband, and the freedom to be a stay-at-home mom. Then the news crashed down on her like a Tsunami: her infant son Zachary not only had severe brain damage but probably wouldn't live past his first birthday.
As denial gave way to despair and grief, Sandy looked out over the new, strange world into which her family suddenly found themselves thrown and wondered if they would ever know happiness again.But it was in the very challenges that Zachary's condition presented to her that she discovered her own hidden inner resources and a whole new level of compassion among other people. She eventually took on greater roles in the disability community and found her calling as a life coach.In Lessons from Zachary,
Sandy shares the knowledge and insights she gained through her own personal journey of discovery and overcoming obstacles, showing us how to use our strengths to navigate life's difficult situations to find meaning and lasting fulfillment. Scattered throughout her moving story are multiple useful tools from life coaching--Life Wheel, checklists, Miracle Question, and others--to help us develop our unknown potential.

 Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility 
by Sandy Scott

Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into PossibilityWe all feel alone and overwhelmed at times as a parent. The world seems to be against us, sleep is a rare commodity and the one person you should be able to lean on is feeling the same. A newborn is a blessing that requires and deserves superhuman strength and commitment. For one mother, her newborn wasn’t born perfect and he was till her greatest gift and her greatest test of inner strength.

Follow Sandy Scott’s true story of life with Zachary, born with severe brain damage and not expected to live more than five years. Discover what Sandy did, that the gift of his life was far more than the pain of his disabilities. It was an opening of doors, of self-improvement, compassion and learning to handle everything life tosses into the mix, including a husband who left, and made her life a lonely hell as he moved on with brutal callousness. His loss, totally.

Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility is the story of a woman given a half empty glass filled with cracks and how she repaired and filled that glass with her inner strength and motherly love. The more she experienced with Zachary, the more she learned, the more she craved more knowledge, found time to give to others and to share what she has learned. Sandy also learned to accept help, support and the love of those who understand.

An inspiration for anyone in her shoes, a wakeup call to those who expect life to make them happy, make them successful at life, Sandy Scott is an amazing woman with a beautiful story to share.
I cannot recommend this book enough. I know there is room on this remarkable and positive tale on every bookshelf.

I received this copy from Sandy Scott in exchange for my honest review.

Extensis Vitae by Gregory Mattix

Extensis Vitae
by Gregory Mattix

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Extensis Vitae - Book 1
Publication Date: February 16, 2013
Publisher: Gregory Mattix
Genre: Futuristic Sci-fi
Print Length: 193 pages
Available from: Amazon
 Michael Reznik is a soldier who wakes up in a mysterious underground bunker, with a technologically advanced body he doesn't recognize. The people around him have cast aside fighting and warfare. They haven't needed them--until now.

Reznik is charged with tracking down a band of ruthless killers and finding a kidnapped doctor. He finds himself honor-bound to do what is right for the people who brought him back from the dead. A peaceful people are depending on him to do what is right. Can he live up to their expectations, even when he finds out that his new body has an expiration date?

Extensis Vitae is a gritty, post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure.

Extensis Vitae by Gregory Mattix

Extensis Vitae (Extensis Vitae, #1)He awoke a stranger in an unfamiliar body, in a world far different than the one he left behind. He is an outsider, not to be trusted to some, a novelty to others and a potential weapon to the man with the power. Reznik is a soldier in a future time after the Cataclysm, the event that destroyed the world. What is left are underground colonies, isolated for decades, forsaking violence until now.

Reznik is assumed to be their one hope at survival, their secret weapon and his voluntary stasis has been interrupted so his new, superior body, a gift of technology can fight the battle for the colony and not be missed if he dies.

Is Reznik’s honor being dangled like a carrot by those who control his very life? In a world short on warmth, Reznik will become the fiery fighting machine to save lives and secure the gates to this underground society. His best ally is the one scientist who knows him best and she may come to mean more than he bargained for.

EXTENSIS VITAE by Gregory Mattix is an action-packed addition to the wars of good versus evil in a post-apocalyptic world. But who is evil and who are the good guys? Told he is expendable, why does Reznnik risk his life for strangers? Who will answer the questions he has? Who can be trusted? Filled with fierce battle scenes, graphic and blood spattered, this science fiction tale is a great start to a series made for the strong of constitution!

Strong writing, detailed scenes and powerful characters bring this tale to life with the best of the genre. There are so many questions left unanswered, what a perfect hook for the next book in the series!

The Traces of Treasure Series Winners are:

There's a gold mine out there...find it and it's yours.

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The Fever 
by Thomas Fenske
Series: Traces of Treasure - Book 1
Publisher: Wings ePress (July 2, 2015)
Publication Date: July 2, 2015
ISBN-10: 1613097719
ISBN-13: 978-1613097717
Genre: Literary Fiction
Print Length: 409 pages
"There's a gold mine out there ... find it and it's yours."
This deathbed confession set the wheels of fate in motion and Sam Milton's life was never the same. Armed with a cryptic riddle and some scant details about a puzzling myth, he set out on a quest that crossed the expanse of Texas.
The realistic, matter-of-fact storytelling will suck you into Sam's world and you'll find yourself absorbed by the suspense and mystery of his obsession. It's not so much about the goal, it's about his struggle of self and purpose, as he seeks an elusive path to success and redemption. 
As you hike along in his dusty boots,  you'll begin to wonder to yourself, how far would you go to feed your fever?

A Curse That Bites Deep
by Thomas Fenske

Series: Traces of Treasure - Book 2
Publisher: Wings ePress (October 1, 2016)
Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Genre: Mystery
Print Length: 246 pages
After years of frustration and sacrifice, Sam Milton’s life seems to be on track. In The Fever he got the girl, he found the mine, and he hopes he'll soon have the gold, but he forgot one minor detail: the curse and its ripples are affecting almost everyone around him.

Texas native Thomas Fenske currently lives in North Carolina but he allows a combined hankering for Chicken-Fried Steak, Chili, Texas BBQ, and real, honest-to-goodness Tex-Mex food be the guiding force in his writing life.
He has driven farm-to-market highways and county roads in search of the best local food.
He's ridden the back country looking for lost calves (well, once, anyway), and hiked the Guadalupe Mountains.
He's rafted the Rio Grande and suffered through waves of mosquitoes in The Big Thicket. He's endured hurricanes and ice storms, battled hail, wind, floods, and blistered in the heat of the long Texas summers.
Why did he leave? He asks himself that almost every day and longs to return (actually, it was for a job to better provide for his family).
He'd like to say he was a product of the famed writing program at the University of Houston, but in fact that program came into being the year after he graduated. This is but one of dozens of similar coincidences that have been the story of his life ...
He and his lovely wife of thirty years currently share their home with eight cats and one ninety-something pound dog. Somehow, he manages to write amidst the chaos.
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Rescuing Lara
by Lyn Horner

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 1
December 21, 2014
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 180 pages
Available from:  Amazon 

Lara Spenser is running for her life. She guards a treasured relic from ages past that no one outside a select group is supposed to know about. Yet, an evil one has learned of its existence and his minions are hot on Lara’s trail. Although she has escaped to Ireland and is living under an alias, her special sixth sense tells her the “Hellhounds” are growing near. Injured in a car wreck that killed her beloved uncle, she is desperate for someone to act as her bodyguard.

Enter Connor O’Shea, ex-Special Forces soldier. Now the foreman for a crew of oil and gas well firefighters, Conn is on an extended vacation after a devastating explosion on his last job. Out of curiosity, he answers Lara’s ad for a “strong chauffeur” and takes on the job of guarding her temporarily.

Conn has his hands full, not only keeping Lara safe but also trying to help her recover from deep physical and emotional wounds. As days and weeks pass the two grow closer and romance blooms, but their tenuous peace is shattered one terrifying night by Lara’s pursuers. Conn may prove his ability to protect her, but can he help her fulfill her destiny as High Guardian of apocalyptic secrets? Can he rescue her from the soul-deep pain that holds her prisoner?

Find the answers in Rescuing Lara, book one in this tantalizing series, Romancing the Guardians.

Decoding Michaela
By Lyn Horner

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 2
Publication Date: June 8, 2015
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 144 pages
Available from:  Amazon

Michaela Peterson can read minds but can she tell good from evil? A Guardian of Danu sworn to protect one of seven sacred scrolls, her identity is known only to the High Guardian. Or so she thinks until a stranger brings word that her revered leader has been murdered by vicious “Hellhounds” who want the scrolls. She’s attracted to the handsome messenger, but is he who he claims to be? Or does he mean to gain her trust and steal the scroll she guards?

Dev Medina often dreams of a woman he calls his golden goddess. He believes she is real and meant for him. Expecting to deliver a warning to Dr. “Michael” Peterson from the new High Guardian, he is stunned to find the doctor is his dream girl. Fearing the Hellhounds may be coming after her, he wants to whisk her to safety, but she stubbornly resists leaving her Galveston, Texas, home. Can he convince her to trust him before tragedy strikes?  


Capturing Gabriel
by Lyn Horner

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 3
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Publication Date: December 29, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Print Length: 141 pages
Available from: Amazon
What’s a handsome Colombian psychic with super-hero-power to do with a spirited Navajo beauty who invades his territory? Why, kidnap her of course.

Chopper pilot Josie Tseda served in Afghanistan, extracting soldiers from deadly situations. She knows how to take care of herself. But when she vows to find Gabriel Valdez, a Guardian of Danu, and deliver him to a gathering of the Council of Guardians, she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Locating Gabriel in the mountains of Colombia is hard enough. Josie didn’t count on ending up his prisoner – or on falling for him.

Gabriel is battling Colombian drug traffickers and seeking revenge against the man who murdered his mother. He’s not looking for romance and doesn’t trust the feisty American female who wants to fly him off to the U.S. The message she conveys directing him to return with her, supposedly coming from the High Guardian, may be a lie to ensnare him and steal the precious scroll he guards.

Yet, he can’t help wanting her. Will he allow her to capture his heart or will the secret power he wields ultimately drive her away?


Touching Charlotte
by Lyn Horner

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 4
Publisher: Lyn Horner (May 26, 2016)
Publication Date: May 26, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 155 pages
Available from: Amazon

How can a man hope to get close to a woman who can’t stand to be touched? That’s the dilemma facing Tristan Jameson when he meets Charlotte Dixon.

Tristan is a former NYPD cop turned celebrity pastry chef and author. Bereft by the death of his fiancée two years earlier, he has no desire for a new romance, until a gorgeous redhead catches his eye at a stuffy Park Avenue Christmas party. Not only is she beautiful, the lady also snares his culinary interest with delicious homemade cookies. But when he innocently touches her, she turns pale and runs from him.

Charlotte is a Guardian of Danu charged with protecting one of seven valuable scrolls handed down through time by her ancestors. She works as a nurse-companion for a disabled girl, living in a lonely mansion on Long Island’s Gold Coast – Great Gatsby country.

Like all of the Guardians, Char possesses a unique psychic gift, in her case the empathic ability to absorb other people’s emotions, especially through touch. When Tristan brushes her arm, lingering pain over his lost love floods her senses. She tries to escape but he catches up and demands an explanation.

So begins a romance complicated by Char’s responsibility for her young charge and her sworn duty as a Guardian. Surprise guests and evil enemies threaten to destroy their one chance for happiness. Will Tristan overcome such obstacles to win his lady? Can she trust him with terrible secrets? Find the answers in Touching Charlotte.
**Lyn's Latest Release - Book 5**
Profiling Nathan
by Lyn Horner

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 5
Publisher: Lyn Horner; 1 edition (October 24, 2016)
Publication Date: October 24, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 144 pages
Available from: Amazon
Nathan Maguire is a Guardian of Danu, and he possesses a deadly psychic gift. He also has a checkered past. As a young man, he spent time in prison, where he learned the rudiments of tattooing, a skill he has built into a successful business in Tampa, Florida. He’s content with his life – until a beautiful FBI profiler walks into his shop.

Talia Werner has come to deliver an urgent message from one of the other Guardians. The trouble is no one outside that select group is supposed to know they exist. Nate doesn’t believe Talia and suspects she is up to no-good. Meanwhile, she finds out a woman was brutally murdered not far from Nate’s shop. This is the third such killing in the past two months. A serial killer is loose in Tampa.

Working with the police, Talia discovers all three of the victims bore a blue butterfly tattoo, one of Nate’s designs. Suspicion falls on him but quickly points to other tattoo artists. Enlisting his aid in meeting and interviewing them, Talia develops a growing attraction to the man, who isn’t at all what he seems to be on the surface. Nate returns her feelings and their relationship heats up.

However, the killer is still on the hunt, and he knows Talia is after him. Will the stubborn woman accept Nate’s protection or will she be the murderer’s next victim?


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