Archives for May 2016

** Book Review ** SUGAR DADDY by Sawyer Bennett

Sugar Daddy


A riveting tale of lust and revenge!

Sela Halstead was getting by.  Going to school, dragging herself through from one day to another, surviving.  That all changed when she caught a glimpse of a tattoo on an interviewee on TV one day.  She became embroiled with a new mission.  Alive again.  Empowered to make herself into what she thought she needed to be to accomplish her goal.  Her revenge.

With a goal of infiltrating millionaire Jonathon Townsend’s inner circle, Sela becomes one of the girls interested in using the The Sugar Bowl to further herself … to get closer to JT … to find out who his accomplices were that night … the night her innocence died.  She never expects to hit the stumbling block of Beckett North, who takes her breath away.

Beck is the tech side of his and JT’s partnership in The Sugar Bowl.  He’s living large and doesn’t commit to anything but business.  Until he meets Sela.  He’s drawn to her and pursues her, breaking his own rules of just one night.  As they pursue their attraction and develop feelings for one another, will she trust him with her secrets?


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** Book Review ** PROTECTING JUSTICE by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano

Protecting Justice


Another action based mystery to solve with the help of The Justice Team!  There is never a dull moment when this team is brought in.  Lots of suspicion is cast about as they try to figure out who murdered the Senator and what the ultimate reason was.  It’ll keep you guessing!

High-end political fixer, Fallyn Pasche is devastated when she’s called home to DC when her twin sister, US Senator Heather Pasche is found dead in her home.  Fallyn finds it strange that her young, healthy sister is suddenly dead and starts a little investigating of her own.  As turmoil swirls around her, she calls a friend for a favor and The Justice Team arrives to support her.

Tony Gerard is at a bit of a turning point in his life.  He’s blaming himself for the death of the Chief Justice who was killed on his watch, and he’s not sure what to do with his life at this point.  He’s filling in temporarily with The Justice Team, and is sent out as a bodyguard/security for Fallyn.

As Fallyn’s investigation starts turning up info that someone is willing to repeatedly break in to try to get, they turn up the heat to get to the bottom of this mystery.  Will they discover who murdered her sister and why?  And will this hot, sexy attraction between Fallyn & Tony lead to a future for the two of them?

ARC received from Author

** Blog Tour / Book Review ** TOUCHED BY LOVE by Melissa Foster



In Book 6 of The Remingtons series, Melissa Foster takes us on a journey of finding love when you least expect it and allowing yourself to heal and blossom after suffering life’s injustices.  The characters are fun and super easy to connect with, and in no time, you’re right there invested in if they make it or not!

Firefighter Boyd Hudson happens to be in the right place at the right time to lend his friend Janie a hand when she has an accident that hinders her being able to get around the way she likes to. She’s forced to lean on him for support, and he’s forced to admit the attraction he’s felt for her since the first day he laid eyes on her.

Fiercely independent Janie Jansen knows that there are way bigger things in life than being blind, and she works hard to prove it to those around her.  She loves and enjoys life and her freedom, and doesn’t think highly of being sidelined in any way.  She has to work at letting Boyd help her when she needs it.

Before they know it, they are falling hard and fast and can’t imagine their lives without each other, but will they each be able to get over their own demons in order to accept the love the other one has to give?

ARC received from Tasty Book Tours



Touched by Love
Love in Bloom: The Remingtons #6
By: Melissa Foster

Released May 18, 2016
World Literary Press
Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she’s forced to give up the very independence she’s worked so hard to achieve.

Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream—being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely—a difficult task given his attraction to one of his co-workers.

When Boyd comes to Janie’s rescue, she’s forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there’s more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn’t the only one who needs healing. Boyd’s painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.


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** Book Review ** NATIVE BORN by Jenna Kernan

Native Born


In this final book of the Apache Protectors series, Jenna Kernan brings us the story of Clyne, the strict, serious Cosen brother, and the family’s fight to get their little sister back into the family.  I really enjoyed hearing more about the back story of their family, and culture and seeing all four brothers come together to embrace and protect their own!

FBI field agent Cassidy Walker isn’t happy to be assigned to protect the man who is trying to take her daughter from her, but she’s always been one to do her job and do it well.  She will keep Apache Tribal Couciller, Clyne Cosen safe if it’s the last thing she does!

Clyne Cosen never appreciates having feds on his reservation, and he appreciates this particular woman even less!  He’s been battling her in court for months to try to get access to get to know their little sister who has been missing from them for years.

As they spend time together and sparks fly, will they ignore their attraction and continue their feud, or will they open their eyes to the connection that’s spinning around them?

ARC received from Author

** Book Review ** ONE NIGHT, TWIN CONSEQUENCES by Annie O’Neil

One Night, Twin Consequences


With a fun sass to her writing style, Annie O’Neil immerses us into the lives of her characters and takes us on a whirlwind trip to finding love!

Dr. Matteo Torres has dedicated his life to helping orphans and young mother’s in his home country.  When he visits a hospital in London in hopes of receiving funding to expand his facility, he meets nurse Harriet Monticello.

Harriet is a shy, work-oriented person, and enjoys making her facility run smoothly.  When her boss and Matteo put the idea out there that she should visit Buenos Aires to decide if they should fund the new project, she is torn.  She loves her job and doesn’t want to be away for a second, but Matteo is HOT and she would follow him anywhere!

Can Harriet manage to get past the walls Matteo has erected around his heart, or will she only be banging her head into them in trying to reach him?

ARC received from Author/VA

** Excerpt Reveal ** DEMAND by Lisa Renee Jones



“You are all kinds of tattooed hotness, Kayden Wilkens. Hawk.”

His lips curve. “Is that you talking or the wine?”

“It’s called liquid courage.”

“You’re adorably drunk.”

I stroke his cheek, which feels much better than mine. “But you’re here, and you are The Hawk and I know I’m safe.”

“You are safe with me, Ella.”

“I am, but you’re dangerous to everyone else.”

His expression sobers. “Is that what you think of me?”

“Don’t go getting serious on a drunk person. I didn’t mean that negatively—you’re everyone’s protector.” I grab his T-shirt. “I meant that the bad guys are in trouble when they piss you off. And I meant it like you’re a badass, thus the ‘you’re sexy’ comment. Wait. Did I say that or think that? I’m saying it now. You’re sexy.”

He flattens his hand at the small of my back. “Badass?”


“Do you know how badly I want to be inside you right now? Right here?” His hands go to my sides, traveling to my breasts, his thumbs stroking my nipples to hard peaks.

I grab his hands as my cheeks flush. “Too bad I wore jeans. You’ll have to behave.”

“Will I?” he asks, flicking my nipple.

I grab his wrists, firming my voice. “Stop, because yes, you do. I am not getting undressed in public.”

He reaches down and fingers the easily undone laces that line the front of my jeans. “I’ll settle for you having an orgasm until we get home.”

I reach for his hand. “I can’t have an orgasm in public, either,” I say, but my body betrays me, my sex clenched and wet.

“That sounds like a challenge—and this is barely public.” He pulls several of my laces loose. “I told Niccolo I couldn’t command you to orgasm. I want to try.”

“You can,” I assure him. “You can pretty much just look at me and I’m wet.”

“Are you telling me you’re wet now?”

“Very—so take me home and do something about it.”

His hand goes to my jaw and he drags my gaze to his.

“I never thought I’d use the word home again—let alone have a woman I want to use it with. I love you, Ella.”

“I love you too—” He slips his fingers beneath the laces and suddenly they’re intimately pressed to my sex. “That was unfair!”

“You’re not wearing panties,” he observes, slipping a finger inside me.


“And you are very, very wet.” His head lowers, lips at my ear. “I would kill to feel you around me right now.”

I pant, and my sex clenches around his fingers. “You’re about to embarrass me.”

“No one can see us.”

“That’s not what I mean. I mean—” He thumbs my clit and presses another finger inside me. “I’m going to come really fast.” He kisses me, a deep slide of his tongue, and oh . . . oh . . .



Ella and Kayden’s story continues in Demand by Lisa Renee Jones on May 31st!

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Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she’s known about Kayden Wilkens—the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger—or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences . . . and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all.


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Although the Careless Whispers series is a continuation of Lisa’s Inside Out series, the books from Inside Out do not have to be read first. However, Denial, Demand and Surrender, must be read in order.


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Book one, DENIAL, is available NOW and ONLY $1.99!
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Book three, SURRENDER, coming January 2017
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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** Book Review ** THE GIRL HE USED TO LOVE by Amy Vastine

The Girl He Used to Love

4 1/2 STARS!

In this first book of a new series “Grace Note Records”, Amy Vastine introduces us to the town of Grass Lake, Tennessee.  She weaves the townsfolk, culture and traditions into a cozy place that calls to us to grab a rocking chair on the front porch and settle in to enjoy!  I really liked Dean and Faith’s story and look forward to reading this series again.

Dean Presley never intended to return home to Grass Lake, TN.  The fear of all the memories living there kept him away for years.  It’s only the bad luck of traffic leading him off the main highway on his way back to Nashville, combined with a flat tire that has him walking into the local bar & grill looking for help.

Faith Stratton never thought she’d see that face again.  It’s been years since Dean walked out on their young love and left her behind.  The shock of seeing him again brings back a flood of memories.

Dean is stuck in town for awhile and forced to address the past with Faith.  They eventually find some peace, but future trouble brews on the horizon.  Dean needs to sign her talented brother to his floundering record label, or he will probably go under … but at the same time, Faith needs Sawyer to continue helping her run their horse therapy farm.  Can they find their way to a happy ending?

ARC received from the Author.

** Book Review ** THE DOCTOR’S FORBIDDEN FLING by Karin Baine

The Doctor's Forbidden Fling


A sexy doctor reunites with his childhood best friend/crush and sparks ignite!  A fun take on “the help falling for the royal” grabs our attention and takes us on a journey of redemption and everlasting love.

When Violet Dempsey is called home due to family illness, she makes the trek back to the royal life she left a dozen years ago.  Upon arriving, she runs into the boy she left behind all those years ago.

Cardiologist Nate Taylor never knew why Violet left, but it turned him cynical about love and thoughts of happily ever after when she basically threw his feelings back in his face by walking away without a word.  He’s risen above his upbringing as the son of the servants, and has done well for himself.

Fighting their attraction doesn’t work very well for the two of them, and when they discover they have a little surprise on the way, how will they decide to deal with it?  Will she decide to run for the hills again or will he convince her she’s worthy of the love he has always had for her?

ARC received from Author/VA.


** Book Review ** LUCY & THE LIEUTENANT by Helen Lacey

Lucy & the Lieutenant


In this second book in her “The Cedar River Cowboys” series, Helen Lacey brings us a sweet story revolving around a battle weary Army vet and his girl-next-door!  She weaves a great tale centering on the horror still living inside this wounded soul’s mind and how the power of love goes a long way in achieving some healing.

Dr. Lucy Monero has been crushing on Brant Parker since she was the teenage girl next door.  He barely knew she existed, but she went on to college, med school, and to live her life, with thoughts of him always in the back of her mind.

Brant spent years in the Army and then suddenly he was out and back in town.  He knew Lucy was interested in him, but he just wanted to be alone and ignored her often … until the day came that she would no longer let him ignore her anymore.

Will Brant be able to dig his way through his demons to open his heart to living again?  And will Lucy finally get that happily-ever-after she’s been dreaming about for so long?

ARC received from the Author/VA.

** Book Review ** WHEN I FOUND YOU by Kate James

When I Found You


In Book 3 in The K-9 Trilogy, Kate James brings Logan O’Connor’s story to life!  We met him as the K-9 Unit Captain in both Cal and Rick’s stories previously, but now we get to see a softer side of him.  We delve into his family history, his connection with Boomer, and get to watch the mighty Jagger fall hard for a special lady.  I really enjoyed Logan & Ariana!

Ariana Atkins has only been Chief of Security at the San Diego International Airport for a short time now, and all of a sudden there is a rash of security breaches happening.  Is someone out to get her?  Or could she be involved somehow?

Logan O’Connor is filling in as the liaison for his K-9 unit and explosive threats at the airport.  He and his canine partner, Boomer, are leading the search into finding out how these security breaches are happening and who could possibly be the culprit.  He’s falling hard and fast for Ariana, so he’s not willing to believe she has anything to do with it … even if evidence keeps pointing the finger her way.

ARC received from the author.