REVIEW: MISSING JACK

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BOOK: MISSING JACK

AUTHOR: REBECCA ELLIOTT

PAGES: 32

PUBLICATION DATE: April 1, 2015

BOOK BLURB:

A beautifully illustrated story about elderly cats, young cats, and helping children overcome the death of a pet, from the author ofJust Because, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl

Toby’s cat, Jack, is the best cat ever. But Jack is getting old, and Toby will miss his furry best friend terribly when he’s gone. Then Toby meets a crazy cat called Humphrey. In this charming and beautifully illustrated picture book Rebecca Elliott addresses the difficult subject of a child’s first experience of the death of a pet with warmth, sensitivity, and well placed humor.

My Review:

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4 Bittersweet Stars
I really liked this story. It was sad but it had a positive outcome. My boys liked it a lot too. In fact, I had to read it several times before bed. Definitely a keeper!

This is one book that we will be buying when it comes out.

**ARC graciously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

‘Too Dangerous to Desire’ by Cara Elliott

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tdtd ceSTORY: Can a Flame from the Past be Rekindled?

Long ago, Sophie Lawrance chose prudence over passion, rejecting a rebellious young rogue for the sake of her family-no matter the ache it left in her heart. But after a specter from her father’s past resurfaces, threatening to destroy all she holds dear, the desperate beauty knows there is only one man whose shadowy skills can save her.

Or Is It Too Dangerous to Play with Fire?

Cameron Daggett is a man of many secrets . . . and many sins. He’s never forgotten the pain of losing Sophie. But now, with a chance to win her back, Cameron sets aside his anger and agrees to help Sophie save her father’s honor. Together they embark on a perilous masquerade, leading them to a remote country estate near the sea. There, they must battle a cunning adversary-and their own burning desires…

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Review: Texas Mail Order Bride

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BOOK: TEXAS MAIL ORDER BRIDE

AUTHOR: LINDA BRODAY

PUBLISHER: SOURCEBOOKS CASABLANCA

5 BREATHTAKING STARS!

Oh my, my! I cannot sing this book’s praises enough. I simply fell in love with Ms. Broday’s writing. It’s superb and magical. I really felt as though I were in Texas right smack in Battle Creek. I loved the characters, all of them. The richness of their personalities drew me in quickly. The banter between Cooper and Delta is fabulous. I even laughed out loud in some parts. I say, what good is a story without some humor thrown in?? This story has a bit of everything: passion, action, adventure, mystery… you name it, it probably has it. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, western, or just loves a stellar story to get wrapped up in for a few hours.

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This is one of my favorite parts of the book:

Delta covered the space between them so quickly Bandit (the dog) scurried for safer territory. She glared up into eyes that reminded her of a cold winter’s day. “I can’t believe this. You have a lot of gall, Mr. Thorne. The way I see it, you have up your right to meddle in my affairs when you told me in no uncertain terms that you weren’t looking for a wife. Therefore, what I do is none of your concern. if I want to-”
“Do what?” Live in sin with Rand?” Cooper brushed her cheek with a fingertip. “You won’t. Women like you won’t throw your reputation to the wind. You want it all or nothing.”
She glared. “You’re awful sure of yourself.”
“I know more than you think.” His words were soft. “I see the yearning for permanence in your eyes. Dear God, you’re a difficult woman to forget.”
Cooper tugged her against his lean body, lowered his head, and pressed his sensual lips firmly on hers. The long kiss held passion and promise and warmth. Delta’s breath got caught somewhere between the need for more and wishing she’d stayed in town, far away from men who indulged in contradictory behavior.
Her knees grew weak and she clutched the shirt covering his broad chest to keep from falling as the world tilted on its axis.
As the kiss deepened, their breaths mingled in a heated flurry while blood pounded in her ears. She heard a low moan and realized it came from her. Strange how it sounded so very far away.
Her stomach whirled and dipped as though she ‘d fallen from a great height. Tingle raced up her spine in some kind of mindless confusion. The anger that had propelled her into dangerous territory melted away and left a strange desire in its wake. She shouldn’t have let this happen. Before she could unclench her hands from his shirt to take a step back, he released her.
The kiss ended suddenly, leaving her wanting more.
Cooper’s sinful half smile turned her knees to jelly. “And that, Miss Delta, is how we do things here in Texas.”

Not all those who wander…

Cristian Mihai

post-39773-Lost-in-Life-People-who-took-a-CV1OIt’s been twelve years since I wrote my first story. Didn’t even have the guts to finish it. I started about ten times more projects than I finished. I gave up, again and again. Some days I just wouldn’t want to write anything. I’d hate it; I’d loathe the fact that I had to edit my stories, that I had to read them aloud and realize they’re not as good as I thought when I wrote them. I’d despise the fact that some days it just didn’t work. The words wouldn’t come.

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Lie to Me by Bethany Bazile

Romance Novels for the Beach

lie to meOh snap, crackle, pop! shit is going down in this book! In the previous two novels of this series we see how Xander continues to build on the lies and secrets he’s keeping from Avery, but in this final installment his entire bubble of deception pops in an epic emotional breakdown. And poor Avery discovers all of these secrets in the exact same day. If that situation doesn’t warrant calling up your girlfriends to get drunk on cosmopolitans well then I don’t know what does!

If you haven’t read my reviews of the first two books, well then get on it already! Just kidding, but you should at least read their summaries before proceeding with the rest of this review so you know who is who, what is what, and who is screwing (over) who. Or you can just go ahead and read my reviews of Insomnia (book one) and

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REVIEW: CAPTURING THE EARL’S LOVE BY JANE LARK

Rakes And Rascals

(Marlow Intrigues, #1.5)

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Cover Blurb:

From Kindle bestselling Historical romance author, Jane Lark, comes a brand new FREE novella to accompany her breathtaking Marlow Intrigues series.

This novella tells the story of secondary characters from The Illicit Love of a Courtesan…

Rupert Stanforth, Earl of Morton, is exasperated by his sister’s choice of friend. Meredith Divine clings, using Rowena’s plain appearance as a foil for her auburn curls and fuller figure. He would break the friendship, but the more he complains, the more time the girls spend together. Ceasing his disagreement, he hopes the friendship will die, believing Meredith will take a wrong step soon…

Meredith clings to her only friend, Lady Rowena Stanforth, despite the disgusted looks thrown by Rowena’s proud, judgmental brother. Lord Morton cannot abide Meredith because of her low standing, but Meredith’s heart favours him . . . then in his single…

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Jenna’s 411 ~ 2/11/2015

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Welcome to another week’s installment of Jenna’s 411!  Sorry I was MIA last week. A stomach flu and an upper respiratory infection laid me low for most of the week.  I felt so bad I couldn’t even write!  For me, that’s bad. But I’m back in the saddle again with some info for you.

Book Chat ~ Valentine’s Day Sale!

In honor of the holiday dedicated to romance, I’ve put all of my self-published books (plus Hog Wild) on sale for just .99 each!  This means my medieval trilogy: Betrothal, Betrayal, and Beleaguered, my contemporary erotic Fairy Tale Hog Wild, and my newly released erotic romantic comedy, Almost Perfect can all be found on Amazon, Smashwords, and ARe for just .99 each! Better stock up while the sale lasts!(through Valentine’s Day)

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The Almost Perfect Rafflecopter Giveaway continues and will run through the end of my blog tour.  For…

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Book chat: ‘Catching Air’ by Sarah Pekkanen

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Catching AirFor Dawn Zukowski, fleeing a life — and love — she thought she wanted is more than she bargained for. Marooned in the snowy wilds of Vermont, she happens to meet two couples — Kira and Peter, Rand and Alyssa — who have recently taken over a charming bed-and-breakfast in the mountains.

With nowhere to go and no plan for the next step, Dawn reluctantly agrees to accompany the crew to the B&B and assist in day-to-day tasks in exchange for her lodging. Though Kira senses there’s plenty more to Dawn’s story, she doesn’t push her — especially as plans ramp up for a coming wedding at their little lodge. Despite her strange presence, they need Dawn. And Dawn needs them.

Kira and Peter have traded their busy lives in Florida for the slower, snowier pace of Vermont. Rand, Peter’s estranged brother, proposes the four go into business as a…

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