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Dark Experiments – Release Tour

Title: Dark Experiment

Author: Lana Campbell

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: May 21, 2017

 

Christian is the exception to Tiffany’s rule that all males are louses. For years Tiffany has lusted after Christian and of late she can’t help but wonder what it might be like to have a brief fling with him. The opportunity to explore her secret fantasy appears when Christian offers her a job as the IT person for his practice, the V clinic. She knows if he gives her the green light, she’s going to have a romp with her sexy vampire. When the night finally arrives and she and Christian have sex, the experience is so overwhelmingly powerful, Tiffany backpedals and tries to turn down the heat between them. She’s human. He’s a vampire. She can’t afford to fall in love with him. 

Christian has other ideas. During their sexual encounter, he discovers Tiffany is his life mate and he vows to change her thinking. His intentions are put on hold when he gets caught up in an angel of death’s vicious plan to chemically terminate V clinic patients’ pregnancies. Tiffany herself falls victim to a lethal dose of arsenic and Christian can only save her by turning her into a vampire. She’s furious when she wakes from her turning and discovers what Christian has done. She wants nothing to do with him ever again, but when she’s kidnapped by this angel of death and used as a guinea pig for deadly experiments she only has Christian to turn to save her life.

Dark Experiments by Lana Campbell

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Lana Campbell is author of the Forever and a Night series with two books, Forever and a Night and Dark Experiments. Writing is her passion and she loves all things paranormal, both reading and writing books. She lives in Avoca AR with her husband and oldest daughter and a cat named Felix. 

 

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Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers #2)

By Rebecca Zanetti

Synopsis

Revenge. It’s the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can’t do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones’s job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it’s personal. He knew the Copper Killer’s latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he’s all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath’s identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath’s every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they’ll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

Review

Lethal Lies is book 2 in the addictive Blood Brothers Series.  In Deadly Silence we learned that more than one experiment was performed by Dr. Isobel Madison (aka Sylvia Daniel).  Three boys were placed in a boy’s home and they quickly became family for each other.  Lethal Lies is Heath’s story and the revelations that he uncovers.

I love Heath.  Rebecca Zanetti wrote him exactly the way I imagined him to be.  He has a kind of vulnerability that instantly draws you in while he is protecting everyone around him.  He is loyal to his brothers and to those he respects. When he finds out that the agent he has a contact has been kidnapped by the Copper Killer he knows that he has to help her and her sister.

Anya is a bright and she says anything that comes to her mind.  She knows the one thing that will bring the Copper Killer out into the open. In her grief she puts together a plan to get him to expose himself but that involves Heath. She is willing to sacrifice herself if it came down to it. Anya brings out the best in Heath and she needs him to help in stopping the murders.

Lethal Lies is action packed from beginning to end.  We learn so much about Dr. Madison and what she was doing and how insane she really is.  There are so many revelations in this story. There is also a twist near the end that adds to the suspense.  The brothers work so well together and are always willing to sacrifice for each other.  This series is so addictive.  I can’t wait for Denver’s book.

Lethal Lies

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Bear to Have and Hold – Release Blitz

Title: Bear to Have and Hold

Series: Kodiak Den Novel #5
(Alaskan Den Men)

Author: Amy Lamont

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: May 16, 2017

My Review: click here

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Blurb

Wedding planner Kayla Mackenzie specializes in creating spectacular destination weddings in exotic locations. But when her newest clients decide they want to get married in the wilds of Alaska, anxiety rears its ugly head. Sticking to cosmopolitan cities and tropical beaches allows her to avoid the one creature that scares her more than the words “prenuptial agreement.” But heading to the heart of werebear country means she’ll have to face her biggest fear.

Outdoor adventure guide Trent Black gets grouchier each day that goes by without finding his mate. But the last woman he expects to ignite his possessive instincts is a high maintenance human like Kayla. It’s bad enough she hates everything to do with the outdoors, but her obvious fear of bear shifters leaves him questioning his attraction. When fate steps in and strands them in a late winter blizzard, he has one chance to help her to overcome her fear and open her heart.


 

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Amy Lamont is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary and paranormal romance filled with quirky heroines, alpha heroes, and always a happily ever after. Whether she’s writing about world-weary billionaires or rugged bear shifters, she loves nothing more than delivering stories with just as much heart as heat.

Amy lives in a small town outside of New York City with her husband, twin daughters and their two rescue mutts, Maggie and Toby. When she’s not writing or hiding somewhere with her nose stuck in her eReader, she loves spending time with her family, taking in shows in the city, and traveling every chance she gets.

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Bear to Have and Hold: Kodiak Den #5

By Amy Lamont

Synopsis

Wedding planner Kayla Mackenzie specializes in creating spectacular destination weddings in exotic locations. But when her newest clients decide they want to get married in the wilds of Alaska, anxiety rears its ugly head. Sticking to cosmopolitan cities and tropical beaches allows her to avoid the one creature that scares her more than the words “prenuptial agreement.” But heading to the heart of werebear country means she’ll have to face her biggest fear.

Outdoor adventure guide Trent Black gets grouchier each day that goes by without finding his mate. But the last woman he expects to ignite his possessive instincts is a high maintenance human like Kayla. It’s bad enough she hates everything to do with the outdoors, but her obvious fear of bear shifters leaves him questioning his attraction. When fate steps in and strands them in a late winter blizzard, he has one chance to help her to overcome her fear and open her heart.

Review

Bear to Have and Hold is a classic of story of girl meets boy and boy just happens to be a bear shifter.  The story is a tale of acceptance and forgiveness.  It is also about seeing things for what they really are.

I liked Kayla because she has faults but she’s okay with them. And her best friend is not afraid to point them out.  She is a successful business woman that is just going through the motions of life.  She has her fears and she has to understand and overcome them.

I loved Trent.  He is perfect for Kayla.  He is an outdoorsman that lives his life and does more than go through the motions. Kayla learns a lot from him.

This book has a good heart to it.  It was short but had good characters in it.

Bear to Have and Hold

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Steady – Cover Reveal

Title: Steady

Series: A Pleasant Valley Novel

Author: Anna Brooks

Genre: (Erotic) Romantic Suspense

Release Date: July 27, 2017

Erik Anderson is paying for his mistakes and enduring every bit of pain that comes his way. After all, if it weren’t for him, the girl who gave him more than he deserved would still be alive. Even if he were to be put out of his misery, he’d never see her again. Considering angels go to heaven and sinners go to hell, Erik’s going to burn.

Polly Madison has never had it easy. She wouldn’t even know what that looked like. Young and naive, she learned the hard way how vindictive some men can truly be. She’s fought her whole life for stability and control, both of which she refuses to give up ever again since she’s older and wiser now.

When Polly and Erik run into each other in the most clichéd way possible, it shouldn’t have meant anything.

In his arms, Polly felt safer than she ever has before.

Lost in her eyes, Erik sees a future he’d given up on.

They try to fight it. Try to deny something neither is prepared for. But when his own insecurities put her in harm’s way, Erik knows protecting Polly’s life is more important than continuing to wreck his.


Anna began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song. Since then, she’s realized her childhood dream wasn’t so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn’t writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater painting her nails and drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t ever leave the house. Anna was born in Wisconsin but now lives in the Evergreen State. 



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Fire on the Farm – Review Tour

Title: Fire on the Farm

Author: Betty Shreffler

Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 29, 2017

My Review: click here

My Rating: 1/2

Socially Book Nerd – “You will need tissue for his book as its very emotionally driven.”

Author Jane Anthony – “This is, hands down, my favorite Betty Shreffler book YET! She grabbed me right from the beginning and kept holding on until the very last page.”

A Book Lover’s Emporium Book Blog – “I just loved every single word of this story. Superb writing and fabulous emotions. I’m checking out more of Betty Sheffler’s books!
This is a MUST READ!”



Losing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten. 


Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn’t stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.

Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other’s arms. Hope draws them into each other’s lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.

Betty Shreffler is a self-proclaimed nerd and nature enthusiast obsessed with folklore, photography, writing, reading, movies, board games, hiking, gardening and spending time with her husband and five fur babies. Not necessarily in that exact order though. During her outdoor adventures she’s been face to face with an alligator, a bear and a coyote, making for some of the most memorable experiences of her life. She loves to capture and share the world’s beauty through the lens of her beloved Nikon camera. Her work experience has been diverse from working as a Ranger for the National Park Service to management positions in Fortune 500 companies. She’s lived in four different states and moved homes twelve times. She received a BA in organizational management and minor in sociology, although her heart has always belonged to writing and photography. Growing up, she read romance or supernatural novels and jotted down poems and short stories to express her emotions and alleviate the characters’ voices in her head. Not much has changed, only now her stories are lengthier and her characters more interesting.

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Fire on the Farm (Second Chance Cowboy Romance)

By Betty Shreffler

Synopsis

Losing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten.

Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn’t stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.

Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other’s arms. Hope draws them into each other’s lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.

Review

Fire on the Farm is a gut-wrenching story of loss and finding your way back to love again.  I have to say that you need box of tissues for this one.  Betty Shreffler did an amazing job of making emotional highs and lows.

I loved Amy’s character.  She had a lot of love in her heart and it was just a matter of unlocking it.  I could also understand how she thought that she would that she had her one love.  She closed herself off and it took a long time before she was able to let even the ones she cared about back into her life completely.  She went through a lot of pain and it would be hard for anyone to carry on.

Brock was a character that I liked but I had issues with him, especially near the end of the book. He was always quick to say that she could have as much time as she needed but then he wanted to keep the relationship moving and he was very quick to jump to conclusions.

They both had very involved families.   Brock’s mother was very overly protective. She was definitely a character that I could not understand.  Amy’s family was also very protective but let her follow the path she was supposed to be on.

Fire on the Farm is a beautiful story of a second chance at love.  Life doesn’t always follow the road you start on but eventually people find their way back in.

Fire on the Farm

My Rating:  1/2

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Freya Barker

I just recently read one of Freya Barker’s novels and instantly fell in love with her characters.  She has a way of writing that takes to you the place that she is writing about and you feel so connected to the people in the story.  I can’t wait to read more of Freya’s books.

Please welcome our Author of the Month.

1 Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, hobbies, pets, etc).

Believe it or not, this is the hardest question to answer, but here goes. I’m a mother and a wife. I have four grown children (two bio and two step) but only have my pooch, Pepper left at home. I had a million careers in my lifetime, but none as rewarding as this one; a writer. I was raised with a love for reading in a family where everyone’s favorite pastime was picking up a book, and to this day that is still my favorite hobby. Well… except perhaps for an unhealthy newfound obsession with HBO series on Netflix. I have some friends to thank for that… or perhaps blame?

2 How did you get into writing and why romance?

The writing started with reviews for new releases for a blog, which I enjoyed so much, my reviews tended to be a little too wordy. As someone on the best side of forty, I became a little tired though, of all the young perky and rather immature heroes and heroines and when the H/h were a little more mature, they apparently became rather boring and ‘proper’. I’m mature, and I’m not proper. I wanted to read about someone like me; someone not perfect, not perky, not twenty something and just as deserving of romance, adventure, sex and love. So I started writing books that I would want to read.

Romance comes natural. Love is pivotal in every life and we all like to dream of the ‘perfect’ match out there for us. Writing romance is a way for me to recreate my definition of the perfect connection, over and over again. There clearly is a lot of me in my books.

3 Do you ever re-enact the sex scenes you write about?

Hahahaha. Some of the sex scenes I describe would require a flexibility and mobility of me, I sadly no longer posses. Having said that, it wouldn’t be outside of the realm to assume I write mostly from experience. Take from that what you like. LOL 

4 Name a romance book or series you would love to see as a movie/TV series.

Every book I’ve written. I’m dead serious, I’d love to see Cedar Tree as a series, I might even have some suggestions for casting. (Envisioning Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Gus in Slim To None) And I honestly believe that the books in the Portland, ME, series—From Dust in particular—would make fabulous movies. All the feels. Sigh.
Other than that, I would have to say the Colorado Mountain Series by Kristen Ashley. Those would all make fantastic movies.

5 Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?

I don’t think so. I’ve read books, and written books, where the cover inspired a character or a scene, but not an entire book. For me, I have the story in my head before I even start looking at cover images.

6 What is your ideal way to end a long day?

Quietly. LOL. My husband goes to bed early, so I usually will dink around on my laptop while watching something on TV. But my favorite part is crawling into bed with my Kindle. My time to read without pressure, other than the heavy eyelids robbing me of much wanted reading time.

7 Describe your ultimate holiday.

A beautiful spot in nature. Colorado comes to mind. No responsibilities, none whatsoever, no one counting on me. Solitude and silence are bliss to me.  Check in with me again in a few months, though, I might well have changed my mind on this!

8 Who is your favourite book boyfriend and why?

Gus Flemming, if you are looking for one from my own books. He was my first and completely made in the image of what I deem to be the perfect guy.

Joe Callahan in At Peace by Kristen Ashley, but then I also loved Tate Jackson in Sweet Dreams, by the same author. I have a hard love for Kristen Ashley’s characters. 

9 What turns you on and what turns you off?

Turn ons are a great smile, a good sense of humor, an easy confidence and a strong personality. Turn offs are indecisiveness, bad teeth, arrogance, pettiness, weakness and body odor. I’m sure there’s more I could find on either side of that coin but we’d probably be here all day.

10 Boxer or briefs? Or commando??? 

You know what? It depends on the guy. Some guys have to be boxer, some briefs, but commando only works on the right guy! LOL

11 Who is your top five “Freebie List”? (I think this is also known as a Hall Pass.  Who could you sleep with that your partner won’t mind?)

I don’t think there’s anyone who fits that bill as far as my partner is concerned, but for me it would be (in no particular order): Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Robert Downey Junior, Jason Momoa, Denzel Washington, and the last one is a toss up between Travis Fimmel and Charlie Hunnam… or maybe we’ll make that a sandwich? Yeah… it’s gluten free, right?

12 You have a table booked for four in your favourite restaurant.  Who would you invite to join you?

I’d like to say Kristen Ashley (I have a serious fangirl going on here), Robert Downey Junior (he’s always entertaining), and JDM (for those much needed heart flutters)—but I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the food. So I’ll probably just invite my kids and hubs, they like good food and at least I wouldn’t have to worry about having spinach stuck between my teeth.

13 How can our readers connect with you? Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter, etc.

Oh lord… all of the above and then some. Here are the links:

Facebook : Twitter : Google+ : Instagram : Amazon : Web : Goodreads 

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Fire on the Farm – Release Blitz

Title: Fire on the Farm

Author: Betty Shreffler

Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 29, 2017

United Indie Book Blog – “It’s a MUST READ!!!”

Goodreads Reviewer Kerry – “A page turning love story that will pull at all of your heart strings.”

Goodreads Reviewer Megan – “I couldn’t put this book down, I haven’t had time to sleep.. not many books can grip me the way this one did..”

Losing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten. 


Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn’t stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.

Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other’s arms. Hope draws them into each other’s lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.

Betty Shreffler is a self-proclaimed nerd and nature enthusiast obsessed with folklore, photography, writing, reading, movies, board games, hiking, gardening and spending time with her husband and five fur babies. Not necessarily in that exact order though. During her outdoor adventures she’s been face to face with an alligator, a bear and a coyote, making for some of the most memorable experiences of her life. She loves to capture and share the world’s beauty through the lens of her beloved Nikon camera. Her work experience has been diverse from working as a Ranger for the National Park Service to management positions in Fortune 500 companies. She’s lived in four different states and moved homes twelve times. She received a BA in organizational management and minor in sociology, although her heart has always belonged to writing and photography. Growing up, she read romance or supernatural novels and jotted down poems and short stories to express her emotions and alleviate the characters’ voices in her head. Not much has changed, only now her stories are lengthier and her characters more interesting.

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More Than Need You – Pre-Order Blitz

Release Date: June 13, 2017

Designer: Rachel Connolly

Photographer: Sara Eirew

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I’m Griffin Reed—cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I’d paid for my sin in misery—until I learned we have a son. Finding out she’s engaged to a bore who’s rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I’ll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that’s one of my most singular talents.

Sixty days. That’s what I’m asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me—twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her.

This book is the second in the More Than Words series. The books are companions, not serials, meaning that backstory, secondary characters, and other elements will be easier to relate to if you read the installments in order, but the main romance of each book is a stand-alone.

This book contains lines that may make you laugh, events that may make you cry, and scenes that will probably have you squirming in your seat. Don’t worry about cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! (Does not contain elements of BDSM or romantic suspense.)

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

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