Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: The Knight

The Knight The Knight by Victoria Danann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

And the plot thickens. Jean Marre is overly protective and loyal to a fault. Gaga and Ever are becoming closer as friends. And Mercury has something up his sleeve. More characters are being introduced making the game more confusing adding the tarot into that and things become more adventurous. I like YA but I am seriously loving this series. Victoria Danann really knows how to keep a person wanting for more.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sharpen the Blade by C.J. Ellisson

Sharpen the Blade by C.J. Ellisson



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Book Description:

Vivian’s enemies are gaining strength and making plans—plans she’s determined to stop. Our master vampire returns to Alaska to uncover valuable information she’s hidden for centuries. And while they’re home, Rafe and Jon hone skills they’ll need before tracking down the only vampires who might stand with them: Vivian’s previous turns.

Before the trio leaves, a magical ward of protection around the resort will be laid, a new arrival discovers long-lost family, and an alpha werewolf must master an ability that could change pack relations forever. Sounds doable, right? Until a plane crashes, filled with people Vivian has sworn to protect.

Journey along on this next installment of the V V Inn—where those we trust are tested and not all of them will survive.


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The early reviews have been favorable so far, which I'm incredibly grateful for! Thank you!
And to further thank my readers, I'll be holding a Reviewer Appreciation Giveaway in early May for everyone whose had a chance to leave a review by then. Please be on the look out for the links in my next newsletter.

As always, HAPPY READING! It is my sincerest hope you enjoy the latest installment of the V V Inn adventures.  

~C.J.

Monday, April 24, 2017

LIFT 2017 in action for AUTISM

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It’s LIVE!!




The Lift 4 Autism Auction is a bookworm’s dream! Featuring hard-to-get, much-sought items from romance favorites like Nicola Yoon, Kristen Ashley, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Corinne Michaels, T.M. Frazier, Marie Force and more than 200 others in celebration of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month. 

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan founded LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance community around autism. 

All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for the autism community. 

Learn more at kulturecity.org. Specifically, LIFT 2017 will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life-threatening challenge. 

Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them. 

Learn more about the mission of Kulture City and the dangers of wandering in today’s USA Today HEA feature here

Watch the lifeBOKS video: 


HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?

       1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

Browse all the amazing items up for bid here: charityauction.bid/lift4autism (Must register to bid) 

Auction Frequently Asked Questions: http://lift4autism.com/auctionfaq 

Find the full Author list here: http://lift4autism.com/contact

The auction is LIVE until Friday, April 28, 8:00pm. 

       2. Make a financial donation through the LIFT Campaign.

DONATE here: bit.ly/LIFT4AutismGIVE  

       3. Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…)


LFIT 2017 t-shirt 

       4. Buy the YA Fantasy Anthology Ever In the After for 99¢ 

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*All proceeds go to Kulture City!  

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Review: Desired: Stella

Desired: Stella Desired: Stella by Monica La Porta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Losing everything you've ever known and had is tragic all in itself but to end up homeless on top of all that would be hell. Going from a princess to someone just trying to make things meet Stella works hard to keep herself afloat but when everything goes downhill she does the unthinkable, at least to her, until she finally comes face to face with the one man she has fantasized about for a very long time, things change. It's now a fight for survival. Monica La Porta did an amazing job with this story in the Blood Courtesan series.

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Review: Sexy Bad Neighbor

Sexy Bad Neighbor Sexy Bad Neighbor by Misti Murphy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story made me laugh out loud a lot. Love the goat. About fell out of my chair laughing with one scene that had to do with the phallic chandelier. And don't get me started on the pranks. This was a really fun read. Misti Murphy and Tami Lund really made my day while reading this story.

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Review: Magic Fire

Magic Fire Magic Fire by Catherine Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fae and Dragon two of my favorite paranormal mixed together in one book. You get adventure, heat, and twist and turns all rolled up into one fun book to read. The characters work well together as the story unfolds without giving too much away all at once. The characters also overcome prejudices that are quite common in our own world just because someone is different. Catherine Vale really rocked this story.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

STAND A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel Coming May 22nd

STAND

A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

Coming May 22nd




Cover: RBA Designs

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Models: Tyler Halligan & Madelyn DeSantis

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For six years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…

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Tingles rushed, my words nothing more than pants as he kissed down through the valley of my breasts. “Maybe you’re just remembering who you are. Who you were always supposed to be.”

I felt as if I was so close to knowing him. This boy who’s beauty had been muted.

He groaned, half pained, half demand. “You almost make me feel like him.”  

Yanking me away from the railing, he hoisted me high. My legs were wrapped high around his chest as he carried me the rest of the way to the upper loft. To this magical place where twilight touched every corner, whispered its secrets and danced in its shadows.

He’d barely tossed me to the bed when he was over me, shoving up my dress and ripping it free, my fingers just as frantic as I tore his shirt over his head. I searched him, hands racing across his chest, feeling the wild beat of his conflicted heart, hearing the struggle that whimpered from his spirit.

He angled down and captured my mouth again. He kissed and bit and nipped as he held my face steady in the frame of his hands. Then he edged down, driving me wild with this murmurs of kisses at my jaw and ear and neck.

“Zachary…please.”

I writhed, dizziness rushing as I stared up at him towering over me.

His body was brimming with hard, cut muscle. Muscle that jumped and ticked and flexed, as if the desire thrumming in his veins stalked back and forth, a caged predator, searching for a way to be released.

My gaze traveled across the tattoo on his chest.

Relentless.

“Fight for me,” I begged.

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Grand Prize: Bleeding Stars Signed Book Bundle

(includes first 5 books in Bleeding Stars Series)

Second Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Phantom Magic

Phantom Magic Phantom Magic by Linsey Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Out of all of Del's stories, this book is my absolute favorite. There are so many emotions and action and mysteries unfolding it really keeps you at the edge of your seat. So many unexpected surprises and twists and turns. I so can't wait for the series to continue with Nix's stories. Kudos to Lindsey Hall.

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Review: Sharpen the Blade

Sharpen the Blade Sharpen the Blade by C.J. Ellisson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is so full of unexpected twists and turns, adventure and mystery. Uncovering the past that was buried a long time ago. Love, loss and so much pain. I love a story that allows you to feel what is going on and this one most definitely did that for me. I have been reading this series since the very first book and can't get enough.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

WIN COWBOY ROMANCES


Enter to win the following books as well as a cowboy scented candle and soap to make all your cowboy fantasies come true...


WIN COWBOY ROMANCES
Win scorching romances from these amazing authors!

Sabrina York


The second sexy, Stripped Down novel from the author ofStud for Hire.
 
Just south of Fort Worth, Texas, you’ll find a little ranch where the hot, toned cowboys are ready and eager to take it all off and make your naughtiest fantasies come true...
 
Satisfaction is the name of the game at the Double S Ranch, where the men are more than willing to play. They come from all walks of life, and each has their own reason for dancing for a lady’s pleasure. 
 
A former Navy SEAL, Brandon Stewart started dancing after an injury in the field put him out of commission. The power he commands when a woman’s eyes are locked on him makes Brandon feel like the man he used to be. But when he meets Porsche, Brandon has never felt more stripped bare.
 
The spirited beauty needs a handsome fake boyfriend to make another man jealous. But Brandon is determined to prove to Porsche that pretending with him is nothing compared to the real thing...
 
Includes an exclusive preview of the next Stripped Down novel, Spurred On.



Lorelei James


A rough and tumble woman meets her match in a wild cowboy in this Blacktop Cowboys® novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wrapped and Strapped.
 
Tanna Barker is a world champion barrel racer. But her personal life has been less successful. Her recently widowed father has remarried, and sold the Texas ranch she called home. Now a rodeo injury has left the restless spitfire holed up in Muddy Gap, unsure what her next move should be.
 
Veterinarian August Fletcher has always put his job first. He’s never found a woman who could handle his on-the-road lifestyle. But when sassy, sexy Tanna blows into town, he finally finds the woman of his fantasies. 
 
There’s something between them, but Tanna has been burned by love ’em and leave ’em road dogs before. It’ll take some sweet persuasion to convince her that Fletch is committed to their sizzling relationship for the long haul.


Kaki Warner 


Award-winning author Kaki Warner brings her trademark blend of humor, romance, and Western charm to the tale of a Texas Ranger troubled by past deeds and a strong-willed woman with a history of her own...
 
Seeking vengeance for a tragic past, Tyree Benton joined the Rangers and became a different man—but his brutal actions still twist his conscience. Now he’s found a woman he could love, but she deserves more than a man who makes a living getting shot at. If Ty were honorable, he’d leave her alone. But he can’t seem to stay away....
 
Orphaned at fourteen, Charlotte Weyland has used her talent for numbers to build enough of a fortune to fund Ty’s dream of owning a ranch…if he’s not too stubborn to accept her help. But when Charlotte’s past catches up to her, she finds herself on one side of the law with Ty on the other. To keep their dreams alive, they’ll have to make compromises, but doing so might cost them everything they have...


Jo Goodman


From the USA Today bestselling author of This Gun for Hireand one of today's “premier western romance writers,”* a captivating new Western historical romance . . .
 
WHAT HE DOESN’T KNOW . . .
 
After a horse drags him through the countryside, Israel McKenna awakes bruised and battered in a field in Pancake Valley, Colorado. He can recall where he came from and where he was going, but the memory of how he came to be on the Pancake homestead eludes him. He’s certain he did something wrong to deserve such a harsh punishment—and so is the beautiful woman who reluctantly comes to his aid.
 
. . . COULD HURT HER.
 
Wilhelmina “Willa” Pancake must focus on running her family’s ranch. With Israel’s hazy memory, she is unsure if she can trust him, let alone handle the budding attraction between them. And as men fight to steal her land and the truth about Israel’s past rides toward them, love is a risk she cannot easily take.

Giveaway Link: https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/cowboy-romances

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review: Fate of Devotion

Fate of Devotion Fate of Devotion by K.F. Breene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Millicent, Ryker, Trent and Roe are at it again with the aid of the Rebel Nation and Danissa. Earth isn't what it used to be and war has devastated everything. Lives are lost but love blooms even stronger. More gifted children are discovered with some minor issues. This story is so full of adventure, action, and mystery. K.F. Breene draws you into her world from the very first page.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: Passion Awakened

Passion Awakened Passion Awakened by Valerie Twombly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love a story that has a cursed, a fated, and the world to save. This story brings it all together and then some. Sonia, a gypsy, and Andrei, a vampire what more can you ask for, oh yeah, love and family. Valerie Twombly really draws a reader in and keeps them in her world.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Behind the Lens

Behind the Lens Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am absolutely loving this series. Natalie falls in with another band with heartbreak and anger still weighing heavily on her shoulders. The band excepts her for who she is and become very protective of her especially when things start to unfold. Love blooms even though she fights it. Cassandra Giovanni pulls you straight into her world making you feel as though you are right there experiencing it right along with the characters.

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Review: Vanish

Vanish Vanish by Becca J. Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I couldn't imagine vanishing let alone being unable to touch anything or one, I mean yeah there are times I would love to disappear for a few moments but not completely vanish. Eva goes through a lot of emotional turmoil throughout this whole story and only one person can help her other than herself and it isn't who she feels it is. Becca Campbell draws you into her world and causing you to hold on tight.

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Review: Chase Me

Chase Me Chase Me by Sharon Kleve
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a fun, romantic read. Sage with her wild imagination and Carter with his protective wild side, these two make an amazing pair. Sharon Kleve adds humour to real life situations in her stories and makes everything come to life.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

LIFT 4 Autism Online Auction: Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

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LIFT 4 Autism Online Auction: Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28


Autism. A mystery to some. A way of life for others. A cause for all since it is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. 1 in every 68 children is diagnosed with Autism. Many of these kids will rely on their parents to some degree, depending on severity, all their lives, with estimated costs between 5 to 7 million dollars in services and care over their lifetime. Many of the services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It is an expensive and difficult lifelong diagnosis to navigate. Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan started LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community in April, which is Autism Awareness/Acceptance month. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for Autism families. Discover more about them at kulturecity.org. Specifically, LIFT will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life-threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them. 

HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?

  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

Find the full list here: http://lift4autism.com/contact
If you are an author and want to donate, sign up here
Browse all the amazing items up for bid here: charityauction.bid/lift4autism 
The auction will be LIVE and open for bidding Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28.  

  1. 1-Click the YA Fantasy Anthology Ever In the After for 99¢

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*All proceeds go to LIFT 4 Autism!  

  1. Buy LIFT Wear! (t-shirts, mugs, totes, etc...)


LFIT 2017 t-shirt

  1. Make a financial donation through the LIFT Campaign.


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