Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Blizzard Review...


An arctic blast is coming…

Fleeing to the wintry town of Caribou was always meant to be temporary, BearPaw Resort just a place to hide.

Never in a million years did I expect that running back to the past would bring me face to face with my future. 

But it did, and now everyone I love is in danger.

I’ve already escaped death three times, and I know my luck is running out. 

I’m left looking over my shoulder, watching and waiting, knowing they’re coming 

But when? 

Hiding is impossible when the mob wants you erased, and I love Liam far too much to try to disappear. 

The more time I spend with him, the more I realize how much he needs me. 

A darkness lurks inside him, and the colder it gets, the more I see it in his eyes.

So here I am, more afraid than ever before. 

Giving up isn’t an option. Giving in will get us killed.

A blizzard is brewing on our mountain, more frigid than anything we’ve ever felt. 

With everything we ever wanted at stake, the only option is to fight. 

When life turns arctic… 

Who will survive the blast?

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REVIEW!!!

Okay so I have read a lot of amazing books by Cambria Hebert but this one...this one was out of the park.  This is a continuation of Bellamy and Liam's story.  I did take my time with this one because I feel like the really good books end too quickly.  That and it was the holidays and life got busy lol. 

So Bellamy and Liam have moved in together.  Liam is struggling with the decision to go back to the pro's while keeping Bellamy safe and learning how to run the resort.  Bellamy is trying to fit into her new position in the kitchen while keeping herself and everybody else safe.  Then there is Alex, Charlie and Liam's parents all along for the ride.  

The book started out kind of slow but it ends with a bang.  There were twists and turns all through the book and I never knew what was coming.  Cambria has weaved another amazing family into another amazing book.  That ending though, I cried like a baby and I never cry over anything.  I look forward to reading the next book but I'm going to take my time getting into it since I don't have the last book in the series yet!  I wish I could rate this like 20 stars but since it's a 5 point scale...

5 snowy stars!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Avalanche Review...


Don’t get caught in the surge.

Through a bullet hole in a wall, I watch a man bleed to death. 
Those responsible think their crime died with the victim, until I identify them.
What’s a girl to do when she’s being hunted by murderers 
witness protection can’t even stop?
Run.
My only refuge is a place I vowed to never go again.
When it’s do or die, an eight-year-old heartache suddenly seems trivial. 
Besides, he won’t be there anyway.
But he is.
Turns out my old pain feels brand new the second his eyes meet mine.
I can’t leave. I can’t stay. 
This snowy town that’s supposed to be my shelter 
suddenly exposes me more than before.
With no one else to lean on, Liam becomes my lifeline. 
Now we’re both running for our lives, 
trying not to get swept away.


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REVIEW!!!

I fell in love with Cambria Hebert with the #Nerd family.  Then came the #GearShark series where the #Nerd family continued to pop up.  Now the BearPaw Resort family is finding a spot in my heart.

Bellamy has been on the run for a couple years now.  When Witness Protection can't protect her and the people after her find her she runs to the only place she's ever felt safe.  Liam has been trying to fill the void in his life that 'the girl that got away' left behind.  When the two collide (literally) Liam isn't about to let Bellamy get away again, but Bellamy is determined to push him away as much as possible.  Can Liam save Bellamy again.

OMG...these characters are so well written.  I felt like I was part of the family the entire time I was reading.  This book sucks you in and doesn't let you go.  It also kept me on my toes.  I had no idea what would happen next.  Then there is Charlie the big fluffy Saint Bernard who is there to rescue those who need it.

Cambria has made me fall in love with yet another amazing family of characters.  I look forward to continuing the series as soon as I can.  I have got to know what happens next!!!

5 Snowy Stars!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Recreated Review...


From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life. 

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. 

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity. 

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering. 

For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.

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REVIEW!!!!

While this was a good book it wasn't great.  I truly loved the Tiger's Curse Saga and the mythology involved in it.  However with this series I find it very, very hard to follow and get through.  I almost gave up on this book but I kept going.

I think my biggest struggle with this book is the fact that all of the "brothers" names start with an A.  It can be very confusing trying to figure out who is talking or dreaming about who.  Then there is the fact that Lily is now two people (kind of).  This makes for a very confusing story.  I did like the general story line and I do plan to read the last book but it may take a short break from them before moving on.

Needless to say, despite the confusion, the book was still good.  I look forward to seeing how Lily and Amon's story ends and if the brothers are finally freed from the life they currently lead.  I even loved the mythology included in the book.  The book just needed to move a little faster.

3.5 lioness stars

Monday, December 10, 2018

Look Alive Twenty-Five Review...


Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

There's nothing like a good deli and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World famous for its pastrami, cole slaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.

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REVIEW!!!

OMG thank you Stephanie Plum (and Janet Evanovich) for finally getting me out of my almost 3 month long reading slump!

Stephanie never disappoints!  In this book she ends up the manager of a deli where the managers keep disappearing.  She has to fit her bounty hunting in around working the deli.  She is also under constant surveillance by Morelli, Ranger and the ever mysterious Wulf so that she doesn't disappear too.  In the end she gets all the FTA's as well as finding all the missing managers.  Don't forget to throw in the chaos of Stephanie's family (Grandma Mazur was surprisingly tame in this book), Lula, crazy FTA's, the Rangeman crew and the deli staff.

This was an amazing book.  It was kind of odd not to see more craziness from Grandma Mazur.  However, I feel like Lula stepped up her game in this book, she took over Grandma's crazy.  Even Hal had a few comedic moments.  The plot was awesome and there were a few twists and turns I didn't see coming.  The characters as always were really well written.

I can't believe I have to wait a year for the next Stephanie Plum book.  I have to know what comes of Grandma Mazur's crazy moment.  But again thank you Janet for getting me back into the reading groove.

5 sandwiched stars!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Love Money...

Today we have the release blitz for LOVE MONEY by Jami Wagner! Check it out and be sure to get your copy today!

 

Title: Love Money

Author: Jami Wagner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

About LOVE MONEY:

Sam. Jett. Clint. Jimmy.

One I need to keep alive. One is stalking me. One has lied his way into my heart.
And the last one ... he's going to kill me if I don't give him what he wants.

Someone died because of me.
But this go-around, I could get the girl and solve the case at the same time.
Protecting my heart ... yeah, that wasn't in my training.


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I spin around to resume my spot in line—it still hasn’t moved—when the doors to the building main entrance open with a bang.

“Hurry up, man. I don’t have all fucking day to do this!”

I flinch at the harsh tone from the man passing me in the hall. He pops his neck, revealing the edge of a tattoo from under the oversized white T-shirt that clearly hides his ass since his jeans are failing to do their job. He must see my movement out of the corner of his eye because he lowers his cell from his ear. He pins me with a glare, his eyes narrowing to the smallest slits I’ve ever seen. They look black, cold, full of warning and familiar. More than familiar, actually. They belong to Clint Grover. He used to run around with my sister’s ex, Drew, very briefly before he wound up in jail. He must be out now.

“What the fuck are you looking at?” he snaps, continuing on his way.

I glance to the floor, not giving him the satisfaction of a response. He clearly doesn’t recognize me. I want to keep it that way.

“Hold up a sec, man,” he says, and my focus on the carpet in front of me is filled with a pair of worn-out Nikes. “Charlie Campbell?”

Shit.

I shake my head but don’t look up. My hands are shaking like I’m holding one of those damn work-out shake it things. I take a slow breath, hoping he doesn’t notice.

“I know it’s you. Look up.”

I don’t. I move to step around him, but he sidesteps to stay in front of me.

“I said: Look. Up.”

With a heart beating so fast you’d think I drank twenty Red Bulls this morning, I meet his gaze. I can do this.

“I knew it. Well, well, well, this is fun.”

The smell of a skunk fills my nostrils, and I swallow in a breath not to throw up.

“What do you want, Clint?” I ask.

“Ah, so you even recognize me. It isn’t the tattoos, is it?”

With a face I know holds no expression, I don’t answer him. I just want to get out of here. Far away from him.

“The boys know you’re back?” he asks, clicking his tongue against his teeth when I don’t answer.

I sigh. If I just talk to him, this will be over quicker.

“No. A little hard to spread the news when they’re in jail,” I say. “Now, if you’ll excuse me.”

Again, I move to step around him the other way, and again, he steps in front of me.

“What? You’re not happy to see me?”

I hold my head up but continue to refuse looking at him. Be strong. “If you’re not going to tell me what you want, then please, step aside.”

“Damn, you’re a lot more feisty than I remember. I think I like it.”

He starts to step toward me, but I say, “Are you going to move or not?”

My heart is pounding and my hands are shaking. I can’t decide if I want to scream or cry.

His head tilts slowly and his eyes never leave mine. Finally, he steps aside.

“I hope to see you soon,” he calls out behind me as I’m basically sprinting down the hallway.

I don’t stop to get back in line. I don’t stop till I’m out the doors and in my car with every door locked.

Holy shit.


About the Author:


JAMI WAGNER was born in Wyoming. Still living in the Cowboy State, Jami and her husband are currently writing their own love story with their yellow Lab.

Jami enjoys writing Romance and published her debut novella, Date in the Dark, in 2015. Her first full-length novel, Just One Kiss, was published in October 2015 and is the first book in her Black Alcove series. The remainder in the series, Just One NightJust One TouchJust One Moment, and Just One Spark are available now. Visit and connect with Jami at www.jami-wagner.com, on Facebook  at www.facebook.com/AuthorJamiWagner, on Twitter at @Jami_Wagner, or on Instagram at @JAMIWAGNER_.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hotshot Doc Cover Reveal...

R.S. Grey's next romantic comedy, HOTSHOT DOC, releases December 6th! Check out the cover and find out more about HOTSHOT DOC below!



About HOTSHOT DOC (available December 6th)

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.
I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.
Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.
That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.
It’s fine.
I’m fine.
I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)
What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.
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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com


You're the One I Don't Want...


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Love is weakness.
Which is why Annabelle Mills vowed a long time ago to never let it destruct her. A former pageant queen with a bite equally as lethal as her bark, she’s interning at her dream job on the set of the highest-rated home design show on television. Everything in Annabelle’s life, though it may be cold and isolated, is going exactly as she always planned.
Until her ex-high school sweetheart moves to town. The same boy that she cheated on, once upon a time, essentially breaking both of their hearts. But no one knows the full story, and being vulnerable enough to open up about it is not on Annabelle’s checklist.
Hate is fuel.
The kind that courses through Boone Graham’s veins and allows him to shut out everyone around him. As the hottest rookie on Austin’s professional baseball team, he should be spending his days hitting homeruns and signing jerseys. Except he’s seen dreams ripped right out from under those closest to him, leaving them with nothing.
Without a college degree, he’ll never take the risk of pursuing his real dream. But when he runs into the girl who took a mallet to his heart and stopped it beating, attending the same university might just be the biggest challenge he’s faced yet.
As the semester unfolds, the line between love and hate is blurred. And with the amount of baggage stacked between them, together is the last thing they want to be.
That’s the thing about hearts, though. They develop plans all on their own.

EXCERPT: 

Boone


I only have an hour in between my workout and the film session that the hitting coaches want us to attend.

My entire schedule since moving to Austin has been busy as hell and completely out of whack. Between getting my class schedule figured out, sprinting across campus to get to the buildings, dealing with my moving company, figuring out where to park my car in front of my building, practicing with the Triple-A affiliate team I was drafted to and everything in between … I’m fucking wiped.

I’ve been scouted for the major leagues since my sophomore year of high school, so I thought I’d been semi-prepared for what was to come, but my mind feels like it has been put in a blender for the last two weeks. I had so not been prepared. It was as if I was hobbling around in the dark in my new reality, trying to grasp at things before they moved on me.

I needed to get it the fuck together. I am a professional now and having a career as a professional baseball player would only get harder from here.

From the few times I’d visited Austin for tournaments or the odd family trip, I remember we’d gone to Big Cheese’s Grill. They boasted the best burgers in town, and it was close enough to campus that the place was always packed with students and professors alike.

I open the door to the restaurant while glancing at my iWatch to check the calories versus fat burned during my workout.

And I slam right into a body.

I bounce back, shocked at the person who just rammed into me. I fumble to hold on to them, to keep our gravity from sending both of us flying. I fail, and the body falls backward, the door slamming into my back. I absorb that blow and keep upright, thank God, or I would have been sprawled flat on top of whoever just plowed into me.

“Seriously?! Watch where you’re going!” An angry, high-pitched tone fills my ears.

My head is down, trying to collect its scrambled thoughts, as I reach for whoever I just knocked to the ground. “I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize you were coming out—”

The air and words leave me as I pull her up. Her hand is still in mine as we stand face-to-face, my surprise mirrored back at me. Those lips, the lashes, the eyes a rich, deep, soul-searching brown. The freckles across the bridge of her nose that make her look more innocent than she actually is.

A current of tension radiates back and forth between our interlocked hands, and I can smell the glass of wine she must have just drunk on her breath. It’s sweet with a bite of alcohol, and my mouth waters for a drink. I haven’t thirsted for alcohol in five years, yet in one chance meeting, Annabelle has me reaching for a bottle. She’s poison to me, makes me want to do crazy things. I drop her hand as the thought crosses my mind, as if she’s burned me.

“You should really watch where you’re going. Or did you knock me down on purpose?” Annabelle sniffs.

I scoff, “Right, I often go around pushing women to the ground on purpose. I see the cold hard ice hasn’t melted off your personality, Annabelle.”

And a woman she is. So much more grown up than I remembered her. She’d always been beautiful but gone was the gangliness of teenage years. This is a woman who stands in front of me, curves abound and an unseen knowledge of the world to match. I couldn’t help but get that jab in there.

“And I see you’re just as focused on yourself as ever. You never did care what anyone else was doing, did you, Boone?” She folds her arms over her chest and my eyes stray to her boobs in a sizzle of heat between us.

We’re like a bunch of children fighting like cats and dogs out in the street. How can she still pull out every insecure and immature trait within me? My brain is moving seconds slower than it usually does, and I know I’m standing here staring too long. Even though I hate Annabelle Mills, I can’t help but memorize every detail about her for the first time I’ve seen her in about five years.

“Move.” Annabelle pushes past me, not using any manners, and starts to stalk down the sidewalk.

Talk about rude. She’d always been aggressive, harsh, and just a little bit more high-maintenance than any of the other girls. It’s what had drawn me to her. And then seeing those glimpses of vulnerability, that’s what had made me stay. It was addicting feeling like you were the only one who got to see the nice side of the mean girl.

I should walk into the restaurant. I should pick up my to-go order and drive back to my apartment where I’ll eat a quick lunch and change and go to the practice facility.

But a flash of Annabelle in the bar the other night dances through my head. And her callous words just now piss me off even more.

She always did have the perfect way of getting under my skin and driving me wild. When I’m around her, I forget who I am. I turn into some raging bull, with a fuse shorter than the bombs Itchy and Scratchy use on each other.

The stupidest thing I could do right now? Stomp after her, yelling, in the middle of a crowded downtown street.

So that’s exactly what I do.

“You really haven’t changed a bit!” Oh, fuck. What am I doing?

Annabelle rolls around, her eyes sparking with rage. “Nope, still the same cold, heartless bitch you dumped.”

“Yeah, like I said, I can see that.” Lord, my mama would be so disappointed in me agreeing with a woman that she was a bitch.

“Well, no one said you had to be around it. You’re the one who moved to my city. You’re welcome to leave.” She waves around like I should just get out of here.

I fist my hands in my hair. Christ, she’s so aggravating. “No can do, I’m getting paid to be here.”

She rolls her eyes. “Like I’m not? Have you watched TV lately? Or did you take one too many fly balls to the head? I know there weren’t a lot of brain cells in there to start.”

Fuck her. Now it’s time to really piss her off, get under her skin like she’s under mine. “Oh, you mean that show you play house on or whatever? They’ll get bored of you when the next eye-candy pageant queen comes along.”

I swear Annabelle could spit nails at me if she willed it right now. “You’re an asshole, Boone Graham. You’ve only ever cared about yourself and where you want to be. It was silly of me to think you’d ever think of someone but yourself.”

I drop the anvil. “Says the girl who cheated on me. Who lost her virginity to another guy.”

People around us are starting to stare, to really look at the two people arguing openly on the street. It’s not a good idea for me to stick around any longer; people know who I am on a national level and being seen fighting with a girl, who someone will inevitably social media stalk and find out is my ex, is not good publicity.

Except I can’t stop staring into Annabelle’s eyes. They are furious, yes, but there is something more there. I’ve really … hurt her. I’m shocked, to be honest. I didn’t think I could remotely hurt this girl, who self-identifies as a cold, heartless bitch.

But there it is. The raw flash, miss-it-if-you-blink second of real pain that flickers through those mocha pools. I open my mouth to say something, to take it back, maybe apologize, but she speaks first.

“You have no idea.”

Her tone pulls at my heartstrings, it’s low and somber. And then she melts into the crowd, giving no explanation of what I have no idea about.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:


Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.



When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tragic...

 


Kaine Reynolds wants nothing more than solitude. After an unthinkable tragedy destroys his family, he’s cut off all ties to his former life so he can battle his grief the only way he knows how.W

Alone.

So when Piper Campbell knocks on his door, rambling on about being his new neighbor, he slams the door in her face.

But Kaine’s gruff demeanor doesn’t scare her. She’s set on living in Montana and starting over after a terrible divorce. And she wouldn’t mind having a fling to chase away the pain of her husband’s betrayal. Her handsome, albeit rude, neighbor is the perfect candidate.

Yet what neither of them suspect is that their no-strings affair will result in the surprise of Piper’s lifetime—and Kaine’s worst fear.

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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.