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Book Review - That Touch of Magic by Lucy March - Nodaway Falls #2

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ABOUT THE BOOK


Stacy Easter has seen better days. Being a librarian is a labor of love—if only paying her bills were half as much fun. What’s a single, bookish beauty in sleepy Nodaway Falls, New York, supposed to do? To make ends meet, Stacy decides to develop her special…powers. Everyone can use a touch of magic now and then, right? Soon she’s got clients lining up to receive her signature potions—until a few of them go awry. Meanwhile, her own life has just taken a storybook turn: Leo North, the official One Who Got Away, is back in town. Stacy’s best friends Peach and Liv are more concerned about the state of her heart than the side effects of a few rogue magic spells. But someone with dark intentions is crossing magical wires all over Nodaway Falls, and those closest to Stacy are at risk. Can Stacy conjure up a way out of this mess with her life—and maybe even her love life—intact?


MY REVIEW

That Touch of Magic is a true page turner and on par with what I have come to expect from Lu…
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Today is the big cover reveal for the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett, BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin, and BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst. 
the SEX ON THE BEACH series coming MARCH 4th 
NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS:
Dear Reader,
Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It's up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.
Happy Reading! Jen, Jenna, and Jennifer 


BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett
BOOK SUMMARY:
It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had…

Book Review - Modogamous by Karen E. Martin - with author giveaway info

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Kate Adams has it all figured out. Five years out of college, she's got a steady job, a home she loves in the big city, and good friends who always keep her laughing: her stylish but nosy roomate Evette, happily-married, Cecie, and of course, good old Mitch, her seriously cute co-worker who's been stuck in the Friend Zone since the day they met.

Everything is going just fine--until the night Kate corsses the line with Mitch, and the boundaries between freindship and love begin to blur. Things get even more complicated when hunky JP enters the scene. What's a girl to do? Add to the mix a spunky little pug Kate never expected to fall for, and her neatly-ordered life is starting to look more like a dog's dinner. Maybe her roomate has the right idea after all: forget the men, and stick with a canine campanionn instead. It's time for Kate to figure out what she really wants in life. But can she dig her way out of the mess she's created before she ends …

Book Review - Final Vow by Kathleen Brooks

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Ahmed was introduced in the first book of the Bluegrass Undercover series, and has remained a prominent secondary character throughout.  I was already in love with the character prior to this book because of his dry sense of humor and how he had been such a good friend to all of the other residents in Keeneston.  Brooks has done a great job of creating a character that is one of the most loved in the series, who also happens to be a hired assassin.  I had a lot of expectation for Ahmed’s book, and Brooks did not disappoint. 
Bridget makes a great companion for a dark character like Ahmed.  The mutual respect they have for each other and their abilities makes the relationship work in ways no other relationship could with Ahmed.
I was glad that Brooks added an epilogue of sorts at the end to catch the readers up on the characters over the next few years.  I know I for one will miss my book friends in Keeneston, but the epilogue softened the blow of losing them.  This is certainly a s…

Cover Reveal - Just Shoot Me (Cowboy Way #1) by Becky McGraw

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Just Shoot Me (Cowboy Way, #1) a new series by Becky McGraw, author of the Texas Trouble Series
Synopsis:
Tina Montgomery needs to find her Texas Tomcat. Her promotion and livelihood depend on it. That promotion could mean a new life for her, her sister and her niece. It's a big risk however, because if she fails in her bid to head up a new menswear line at her company, she could lose everything. That's why finding the perfect model to represent the line has become her sole focus. At the point of thinking she would ...never find that man, one with both experience and attitude that shows in his face and eyes, she meets Dean Dixon. His gorgeous eyes tell a story she definitely wants to hear and the man has more attitude than any she’s ever met. Physically he's perfect for the job. But that attitude she thought she wanted in her cowboy quickly becomes her biggest downfall when she tries to convince the sexy, but hard-hearted rancher to help her.
Dean Dixon is done with women. …

Book Review - Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea’s Redemption (Book 6) by Ruth Cardello

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The final book of the Legacy Collection turns out to be one of the best of the series.  I went into the book questioning how Cardello would be able to redeem Alethea, but had faith that she would find a way.  Cardello does a wonderful job of getting into Alethea’s head and helping the reader understand her motivations for what she has done in the past and for the questionable decisions she makes even in this book. 
Marc and Alethea are a great couple.  There is a twist of forbidden romance, unrequited love, and damaged souls finding each other that make this romance more dynamic.
All the characters from the previous books make appearances, and if the reader didn’t love Dominic from book 1 before, they will absolutely fall in love with him after this book.

OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 18 + a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I live on a small farm in Northern Rhode Island with my husband, three children, three dogs, two horses, one barn cat and an assortment of chickens. If …

Book Review - Shadow's Danger (Book One of The Last Hope series) by Cindy Mezi

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Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:

Losing a loved one is never easy. Deliah learned to live without her parents when fate took them from her as a young girl. But history repeats itself and causes her to face even greater challenges when Tess, the woman who raised her and was like a second mother to her, passes away. Even worse than dealing with her loss is the coinciding arrival of inexplicable nightmares that haunt Deliah’s nights. 
She becomes consumed with images she doesn’t understand and a recurrent dream about her parents’ car accident. Oddly, this dream details different versions from what she had always been told about the accident.

But when a new family, The Wates, arrive in town and begin to pay close attention to her, even stranger events follow. Now, Deliah must not only face her nightmares, but the possibility that a world she never suspected exists. And this world may cost her everything.
Review:
This is a very well written young adult paranormal romance.  At first …

Book Review - Exclusively Yours (The Kowalskis) by Shannon Stacey

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Exclusively Yours (The Kowalskis) by Shannon Stacey

This is the first book in The Kowalskis series.  I admit, I purchased it for free over a year ago based on a recommendation from another author, but I never got around to actually reading the book.  I was sitting on a plane, trying to figure out what book I wanted to read to pass time, and happened to open this one up.  I was hooked by the end of the second page, and couldn’t believe I hadn’t read this sooner.  The author’s humor comes through immediately, and I was constantly laughing out loud at the characters thoughts, and sometimes the characters openness. 
Keri and Joe were high school sweethearts, and she left town after high school graduation to start her own career.  Twenty years later, her editor finds out that Kari had dated the now reclusive author Joe, and forces her to go back to her home town and get an interview with him.  For  most authors, this would have been the major obstacle in the plot, and the happy couple wou…

Book Reveal for Layla Stevens newest book Broken Love & Forever Bound

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Kayla Ashby is bound by her terrifying past, but what haunts her most is her dreams. Can Kayla's dreams be real? In her dreams, she can fulfill all her erotic desires; she has no boundaries, and can be anyone or anything she wants. She often finds herself with erotic clothing and using a whip and handcuffs. Kayla has a problem in real life dealing with her demons but at night, while she is sleeping she is no longer the scared little girl she once was. Are her dreams telling her who she really is? And can she break away from her fears to become that person or will she be forever bound by her past? Her heart is bound to another. She has loved him from the very beginning, but is she worthy of him and his love? Is it possible to overcome all those thoughts and dreams that hold her back and move on? Can Kayla overcome her abandonment issues and discover what it is like to truly love? Garrett Winters holds his feelings close to his heart. Keeping his true feelings deep inside, hidden from …
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Book Review - Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst

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Searching For Someday is a spin-off series of sorts from Probst’s popular Marriage to a Billionaire series and takes place in the same “universe.” There are even brief appearances from some of the characters from her other series.

Kate has decided that she isn't going to find Mr. Right and has resolved to stop trying and just focus on finding the clients of her matchmaking business, Kinnections, love instead. Slade is a divorce attorney who has been burned by love once before and he has no interest in going through it again.

Kate also works with a group of wonderful women at Kinnections that had funny side stories.

I really enjoyed the characters introduced in this novel, and look forward to reading the future books in this series.  For fans of the Marriage to a Billionaire series, Probst has the same charm and sense of humor from her previous books, but turns up the steam a bit more in this one than her previous series.

OVERALL RATING - 4 1/2 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 18 + VERY steamy,…

Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption (Book 6) (Legacy Collection) by Ruth Cardello - Releases tomorrow!

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If you haven't started reading the series, you can start now in preperation for the release.  The first book, Maid for the Billionaire is FREE.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ruth Cardello lives on a small farm in Northern Rhode Island with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two horses, and one cat. If there is a happier place on Earth, she hasn't found it.

Her newest book, Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption can be pre-ordered now. It will be released on January 13th, 2014.
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The Legacy Collection
Maid for the Billionaire (Book 1) (Legacy Collection)
For Love or Legacy (Book 2) (Legacy Collection)
Bedding the Billionaire (Book 3) (Legacy Collection)
Saving the Sheikh (Book 4) (Legacy Collection)
Rise of the Billio…