Archives for March 3, 2017

* Review * THROWING LIGHT by K A Servian

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THROWING LIGHT by K A ServianThrowing Light by K A Servian
Published by Sweetpea Publishing on February 13, 2017
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Grace is in turmoil. She's trying to come to terms with her mother's death and handle the unexpected arrival of her ex-boyfriend when a mystery document she finds in a box in the attic turns her life on its head and raises questions she is compelled to answer.

In her search for the truth, she stumbles into the middle of a missing person cold case in a small town where the inhabitants have kept a secret to protect one of their own for twenty-five years. Grace's investigation unearths long-held rivalries and opens old wounds, causing the past to collide with the present with terrifying results.

A great book from a new on the scenes author! You are hooked fairly early in the book as we go on a journey of a couple of different characters. There are twists and turns and we’re not sure what’s going to happen until the very end.

Just as she’s trying to deal with her mother’s recent death, Grace Southern’s ex-boyfriend Tom Reynolds shows back up in her life.  When she stumbles across an aged document that makes no sense in her mother’s belongings in the attic, Tom takes it upon himself to investigate and drops a bombshell into her life.

Grace sets out to find answers to questions that no one seems to want to give her the answers to and winds up knee deep in a 25 years old missing person’s case that causes the past to come crashing into her present in ways she never expected!


* Review * CHAIN REACTION by Tara Wyatt

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * CHAIN REACTION by Tara WyattChain Reaction by Tara Wyatt
Series: Bodyguard #3
Published by Forever on February 28, 2017
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Blonde. Beautiful. Talented. Alexa Fairfax is practically Hollywood royalty. But growing up in a family of legendary movie stars also puts her in the spotlight for danger. And after she discovers a plot more deadly than any movie script, Alexa desperately needs a bodyguard. A man like Zack De Luca. A true friend with a good heart, a protective nature--and the hard, chiseled muscles to back it up.

Zack has always been wildly attracted to Alexa. But since he's training day and night to be an MMA fighter, he's afraid his gorgeous friend will only distract him from his goal. Indescribably sweet and irresistibly sexy, Alexa needs Zack to pretend to be her boyfriend after her life is threatened. Now this fighter-in-training will have to fight his own intense feelings--to keep their little charade from turning into a major disaster . . .

The best one yet! I’ve really enjoyed all of the books in Tara Wyatt’s The Bodyguard series, but there’s just something about Zach De Luca that makes this one my favorite! His energy is protective and raw, and he brings out the best in Alexa. The Virtus Security team once again joined forces to help save the day and to forge an even closer friendship between the pack of them. I’m hoping we get Ian’s story soon! 🙂

Alexa Fairfax gives off the air of living a pampered life, but no one knows the dark culture she’s grown up in as part of a Hollywood dynasty of actors, producers, etc. under her father’s thumb. Even Alexa doesn’t know how sinister it is until she inadvertently overhears a discussion that puts her in danger.

Bodyguard Zack De Luca is training hard to get to that MMA fighting goal he’s had for himself for awhile now. He doesn’t let anything distract him from it normally, but when he sees Alexa and can tell something is scaring her, he drags it out of her. The group at Virtus Security decide Zack will pretend to be Alexa’s boyfriend so no one knows she has a bodyguard trailing her. Only problem is, Zack has wanted her since the day he laid eyes on her. Will the close proximity bring the truth out into the open?


** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Kate James – with GIVEAWAYS! **

Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!

** NOTE **  Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the GIVEAWAYS!



Featured today is Harlequin Heartwarming author KATE JAMES!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Kate!

When Kate found out that I was going to start this Friday Favorites feature on my blog this year, she was super supportive and offered to forge some author connections for me.  I really appreciate your help and support Kate! Thank you again! ♥

Kate has a giveaway that will be detailed at the bottom of the post, but as a special thank you to Kate for all of her help, I am also doing a personal giveaway … I will be gifting a Kindle copy of Kate’s newest book SANCTUARY COVE to (5) five lucky winners! Enjoy this wonderful book … and help an author out with a REVIEW! 🙂


Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.


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My favorite color is …

Is blonde a color? I would like to go with blonde, because you’re so sweet and generous with your support of authors!

I could say black, because we have two wonderful black Labs, Harley and Logan, but having been a painter and art instructor while I was going through university, I know that black is not a color. In fact, it’s the absence of all color!

So, I’ll go with turquoise . . . as in a nice tropical-ocean turquoise!


My favorite place to read is … 

I can’t think of a place I don’t like to read, and I’m never without a book. Since I don’t (by choice) have a lot of down time, one thing I do like to indulge in is an hour-long bubble bath, with a glass of chilled Chardonnay and a terrific book!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sink into this tub filled with bubbles, and be absorbed in a great book?


My favorite snack is … 

I love almost anything with chocolate in it! One of my favorite snacks is a KitKat bar, especially with a cup of tea.


My favorite type of music is … 

I defer to my husband in this regard, as he loves music and is a very talented singer. My taste in music tends to be eclectic, but right now some of my favorite songs are by Thomas Rhett.


My favorite hot beverage is … 

It’s tea, with sugar and milk, but I must have cup of coffee first thing in the morning!

I have to mention that this beautiful, personalized mug was gifted to me by the lovely, talented and prolific author, Loree Lough!


My favorite type of flower is … 

This one is easy. The beautiful ones my husband regularly spoils me with me!


My favorite time of day is … 

I love early mornings, and especially watching the sun rise. I find I’m most productive then, too.

I can also go for a beautiful sunset, though!


My favorite candy is …

Hmmm . . . I don’t eat candy. Can I default to chocolate? Then for consistency, I’ll go with KitKat bars again!


My favorite hobby is … 

I love painting, although I don’t take as much time for it any more as I would like to.

I suppose I could have used this picture to answer the favorite-flower question, too! 🙂

I also enjoy gardening.


My favorite place to vacation is … 

We love visiting the Caribbean. Most of the islands are an easy, direct flight for us from Toronto. Our favorite island is St. Lucia. It’s scenic, lush and—most importantly—the people are wonderful.

Photo credit: Trailfinders

We are fortunate to have spent a lot of time in the Caribbean, and we’ve discovered a wonderful resort called Calabash Cove. It’s been named one of the top ten boutique resort in the world and justifiably so!


Lynn, thank you again, for inviting me to your blog and for all your wonderful support of authors. And much thanks to everyone who stopped by. Happy reading! Kate ♥♥♥



Look for Kate’s latest release SANCTUARY COVE



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Can his safe haven be enough for her? 

Emma Meadows never imagined that sticking to her principles against an act of corruption by a New York senator would cost her her job as VP of communications. Heartbroken, she retreats to her cottage in the Adirondacks and, in the process, rescues an injured dog that only Josh Whitmore can save. 

The veterinarian works diligently to bring dog and woman back to full fighting form, until allegations against the senator become more serious. Seeing Emma’s reaction to the increasing pressure, Josh realizes that inevitably she’ll find a way back to the top…and he’ll likely lose her for good.



And don’t miss Kate’s other releases for 2017 …

Home to Stay, the fourth book in the San Diego K-9 Series – releasing July 1, 2017

She’s bringing his son home 

A missing little boy triggers San Diego K-9 officer Shannon Clemens and her canine search-and-rescue partner into instant action. For the rookie cop haunted by a childhood tragedy, bringing Sawyer Evans’s son safely home is more than a job. It’s a mission she can’t fail… But forging a friendship with the father is a tactical error that could compromise her first solo assignment. Yet the deepening bond between them is almost impossible to resist…

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Chapters-Indigo (Kobo):


And coming October 1st, A Priceless Find (working title), a sequel to the award-winning A Child’s Christmas!


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