Review of Adoring You (Troublesome Affections, #0) by Vic Tyler

“I wanted all of her, the whole package.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 109 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Fame. Glamour. Stardom.
There’s nothing Michele could want that she can’t have.
Except for the attention of the man acting like she doesn’t exist.
It was by pure accident that she fell on him – and maybe, for him – upon a chance encounter. After sharing one night of musical passion, she can’t help but hope for more, only to leave broken-hearted.
Because when another person is involved, he has to want her just as much as she wants him.

Music. Passion. Innovation.
Peter’s life was simple before her.
The only thing on his mind was his travels and his work.
Until her voice and her smile started to consume his thoughts.
What started as curiosity turned to intrigue and then to something more.
When his job calls him back to reality, he must choose between his head and his heart.

Adoring You is a sweet, steamy, standalone romance novella.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Michelle, opera singer turned to theatre, top of her game, and yet nervous to meet the one man who caught her attention. Peter.

Peter, a uniquely talented conductor, and yet shy. He has a way of changing music so that you feel what he wants you to feel. To Michelle his technique is genius.

They each are intrigued by one another, however to hesitant to actually make a move without the assistance of a mutual friend. All it takes is one sentence and then they can’t stay away from each other.

Adoring You is a fast paced love story. It goes by so quickly with the exception of the beginning, which is very slow. Once they meet though, it’s them planning ways to spend time together, then next thing he’s asking an important question, and then it jumps ahead 5 years. 5 years!

The storyline is interesting it all just sped by too quickly for me.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

Author inspired video:

 

PROMO – The Descendants: Rise of the Reaper Army by Nikki Lee Taylor

$.99 on Amazon

When the apex predators of the forest begin acting strange, former Army Captain Gabriel Stone knows something is wrong. Change is all around. He can sense it in the earth and feel it in on the wind. Something is coming…

After being attacked by a vampire, Gabriel thinks his ‘life’ is over. Alone, confused and with no choice other than to hide out, alone in an old forest cabin, Gabriel has sworn to find and kill the creature that changed him. But when the hunt leads him to an old farmhouse and he encounters the fiery, beautiful and headstrong Aurora, Gabriel’s world is turned upside down as he quickly realises not everything is as it seems.

Aurora is a Descendant, the daughter of a vampire father and Amazon warrior mother. She is strong, beautiful and has a special connection to the earth and its creatures. After spending a lifetime hunting the monsters that killed her parents, Aurora has all but given up – until she meets Gabriel, who is tortured, angry and out for revenge. But despite his flaws, Aurora knows he is the key to everything she has been searching for – if they don’t kill each other first.

With a story that highlights the beauty and importance of preserving of our natural world, The Descendants – Rise of the Reaper Army tells the age-old story of good versus evil, while highlighting the frightening impacts our modern society is having on the planet, as Gabriel and Aurora fight to save our world from becoming Hell on Earth.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

Excerpt:

“Why did you kill him?” She hissed. “There was no need for you to take a life.”

Dressed in black jeans and a tight white singlet, the woman stared at Gabriel until he could feel the grip of her gaze like fingers around his throat. He had no idea how to describe the feeling that swept through him when he looked at her, but it was more than the flutter of his heart and stronger than a twist of his stomach. “I didn’t mean to… It was the wolf. I mean, I did, but…” Nothing was making sense, including him.

“Do you have any idea what you’ve done? What you’ve taken from me?” An inked image of a wolf drew its way up along her right arm, and painted on her left shoulder he saw the dark rise and fall of a raven’s wing. Gabriel could only stare in wonder as her blue eyes melted into a bright fire that danced inside him.

“He was my brother, and an innocent. Why would you do this?” Gabriel wanted to answer but it took a moment to find his voice. “I came here to destroy a vampire.”

It was a foolish response and he immediately cursed himself for sounding so stupid.

“You fool! Stefan is not a vampire.” At her feet the wolf growled but she immediately quieted it. “Ssh Aurel, you can go for now. I need no help to annihilate this fool.”

The wolf retreated and Gabriel wondered what kind of woman could control a wild animal, especially a wolf.

“You’re a strigoi,” she continued, her tone implying she needed no response. “But that cannot be, there are no strigoi left in this world.” Gabriel had no idea of the difference between a vampire, a strigoi, a descendant, or whatever the hell she was talking about. All he knew was that she was having an effect on him and he had two choices, kill her or get as far away from her as possible. He glanced toward the door and wondered if he could make it out before the wolf tore him to pieces.

“Do you really think you can make it to the door before I kill you?” She hissed.

But before he could respond, five women chatting easily between themselves stepped in from the porch their arms full of grocery bags. As they came toward the kitchen, one looked up and saw him staring. She screamed and a bag of oranges spilled out across the floor like brightly coloured marbles.

“Stay there!” Aurora shouted at them. “Do not come in here.” “But Stefan…” the woman cried, her eyes taking in the body on the floor. “Is he…?”

The math alone was enough to make Gabriel’s decision. It was five vampires and a wolf against him, just him, with no weapon. Not good odds in anyone’s book. He turned to the red-haired woman and stared her deep in the eye. “I’m leaving, but this isn’t over between us. I will be seeing you again.”

“You ignorant fool, you have no idea what you’ve done. We are not strigoi women, we are not the living dead. Can you not sense the warmth of my skin, or are you so blinded by yourself that you see nothing?”

“I can see exactly what’s going on,” he lied. “I know what you are.” He forced himself to sound strong, to appear confident, but inside he just felt sick.

“Fool! You did not even have the strength to defend yourself against my wolf, Aurel. How do you expect to take down a vampire should you ever find one? My brother was a descendant, an innocent.”

Gabriel glanced back toward the body. He willed it to move but knew the course had already been set. “Say what you like, but this isn’t over.”

“Oh, you’re right about that,” she told him. “I should kill you right now, but if you are what I think you are, it would be breaking the treaty.” She stepped back clearing a path toward the door. “Leave now hunter, but you are right about one thing. This is not over. It’s not even close to being over between you and I.”

 

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Review for Moonlight & Whiskey by Tricia Lynne

“I know it in my soul that your body was made for mine.”

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Length: 270 Pages

POV: First Person

Description:

When life gives you curves, you gotta learn how to rock them.

Successful businesswoman Avery Barrows likes her dips and curves, but she’s sick of the haters telling her that she should be ashamed of her body instead of embracing it. Determined to send them a big f*** you, Avery resolves to cut loose during a girls’ trip, hightailing her quick-mouthed, plus-sized self to New Orleans. So, what’s a smart woman with a little extra gotta do to get laid in this town?

Not much if you ask Declan McGinn, the lead singer of BlackSmith. Tall, dark, and tattooed, with a body made for sin, Declan prefers his women as curvy as his guitars. Avery’s sharp tongue and keen mind makes him want her even more.

As they burn up the sheets, Avery and Declan realize this is no one-night (or even one-week) stand. But for all of her bluster, Avery isn’t sure she can handle any more rejection. Besides, Declan has demons of his own. Now Avery has a choice to make: play it safe, or place her trust in the hands of a man who’s as tempting as the devil himself.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley.*

Avery and her girlfriend slip down to New Orleans post Mardi Gras for a little fun and relaxation. She may have wanted to get her groove on, but never expected to lose her heart in a matter of days.

Declan doesn’t do relationships. No one has ever captured his attention long enough. However, one little mishap in a lobby where he not only literally fell over Avery, but then proceeded to get his balls handed to him by her, and he was a goner.

From the very beginning Moonlight & Whiskey captured my attention. At first it was a trip to get waxed that had me laughing so hard I was crying. Followed by steamy rock star loving that had me needing a cold shower. And it was all mixed up with the things that randomly flew out of Avery’s mouth. Tricia Lynne did an incredible job with this book!

I also wanted to add that Avery is a curvy girl (like me) and the things she worries about are genuine concerns for girls like us. Her character was written perfectly to portray real world truths, wrapped in a little sass for entertainment. Okay, a lot of sass. Her mouth has almost no filter. Love it!

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

Book inspired video. By the way…I love this song!

 

New Release! In Sickness and in Health by Libby Malin

John Baylor decides to wed quickly when he thinks he doesn’t have long to live. When he finds out his prospects aren’t as dire as he’d originally believed…everything changes, and he has to decide if he can make a go of a marriage that had been based more on the “in sickness” lines of their vows than the “in health” part.

Ava Fulton moved to Bethany Beach, Delaware to lick her wounds after a DC scandal sent her into hiding. There, she decides the best way out of her problems is to marry a millionaire, and she just so happens to remember one from high school, John Baylor, now a very successful man who’d shyly tried to court her as a teen. When she reconnects with him, though, she finds he faces grim health news and tries to be a good helpmate through his medical crises. Only after they marry does she realize she’d wed him planning to be a widow, not a wife. They struggle to make a go of their union and a new life in general, eventually heeding an inner call to something greater than either of them together.

About the Author:

Libby Malin is the author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical fiction. She writes under the names Libby Malin and Libby Sternberg. Her romantic comedy “Fire Me!” was bought by a major studio for film, and her retelling of the Jane Eyre story, “Sloane Hall,” was one of only 14 books featured on the Simon & Schuster “Off the Shelf” blog to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth. Publishers Weekly has called “Fire Me!”  “…an amusing tale of a woman who finds herself and love while trying to get fired… Readers…will enjoy Anne’s antics and daydream of making their own splendid exits from hellish jobs.”  PW also called her first chick lit novel, “Loves Me, Loves Me Not,”  a “whimsical look at the vagaries of dating…” while Booklist labeled it “charming…a clever debut.” Midwest Book Review called her book, “Fall from Grace,” about a philandering evangelical’s path to redemption, “a novel for our times.”

New Release Sale Price – $.99

In Sickness and in Health is available now for the launch price of 99 cents in the Kindle store. The low price will be in effect for a few months more, until the paperback is available.

Links:

Kindle store: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NWTZ5WQ

An excerpt at Libby’s blog: https://libbysbooks.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/excerpt-in-sickness-and-in-health/

A short Q and A about the novel at Libby’s blog: https://libbysbooks.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/in-sickness-and-in-health-new-novel/

Libby’s website: www.LibbyMalin.com

Review of Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks #1) by Tracy Goodwin

“Fierce. Feisty. Mine.”

 

Genre: Sport Romance

Length: 211 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

The Nighthawks are hockey’s new expansion team. They’re ice hot. And they’re all about the chase.

Christian: They call me a hockey god because I’m a beast on the ice . . . and off. Men want to be me and women just want me. But now that the New York Nighthawks expect me to lead their team to victory, it’s all work and no play. My eyes are on the prize. Until I meet Serena Ellis, a sexy, curvalicious blonde who doesn’t know me from jack. And just like that, I’m hooked.

Serena: I don’t do one-night stands—especially with celebrity jocks who date models. Lots of models. But the god of hockey is a temptation that’s hard for mere mortals to resist. And after the best kiss of my life, I’m ready to throw my one-night stand rule out the window. Except Christian Chase won’t let me. He doesn’t want a one-night stand. He wants it all.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept.*

Christian appeared to be this ladies man who could get anyone he wanted. And he could, problem was he didn’t really want any of them. He instead put his focus on his new team and trying to make them an actual team.

Serena is the girl who came from money, but could never live up to her parents idea of what she should be (or look like) so she basically walked away from the money and made her own way.

Thanks to a blue raspberry Slurpee incident not only did Christian and Serena meet, but they did it with a style no one could ever match. Right down to her strutting out in his shirt. Drool bib for Christian…definitely needed. LOL!

“Too late for peace. I have Slurpee goo in my underwear, you’ve frozen my lady parts, and now the ice is melting.” She looks down at the blue puddle on the concrete. “Oh, God. It’s dripping. It looks like I’m peeing a Smurf in public.”

Ice Hot is sweet, spicy, and hilarious to boot. From drunken flirty moms to panties in pockets there was never really a dull moment. It was a great way to start a series and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for book two.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

PROMO – Dauntless (Dauntless Saga #1) by Tom Atwood Jr

Kacey Alexander is your typical high school graduate until she receives a chest as part of her inheritance. She looks inside and finds out that her late mother was a Sentinel, a member of an ancient order of Mages, each one dedicated to protecting humans from the forces of Darkness. She refuses to accept this until her own powers emerge, protecting and healing her body from harm.

She finds herself trapped between opposing forces, each one determined to use her to take over her city. She gathers an unlikely alliance: a gruff, older sentinel, a Dark Fey warrior, and a young woman who can control the weather.

They gather to face the mercenary Pyrus and his shadowy employer. Kacey must learn to cast aside her fears to become the warrior she was born to be and stop the men who seek to destroy her city.

Amazon Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NDR3QPN

 

We stand against the creatures,

Vampires, demons, ghouls and Wights

Stand tall with us, brother, fight by our side

And we will hold the line against the night.

-Inscription on a monument to fallen Sentinels