Saturday, November 22, 2014

#BookReview Romancing Christmas Story #9 - A Family For Christmas by Tallulah Grace #romance

Title: A Family for Christmas
Author: Tallulah Grace
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Erin Matthews didn't know what to expect when she came home to sell the old family home--a place not filled with happy memories. Meanwhile, a party is going on next door at the Oliver's. Erin wistfully imagines she could be a part of the happy group, but unbeknownst to her, they are in the middle of a heartbreaking crisis.

Dr. Luke Simmons is a friend of the Oliver's. He meets Erin by chance and is taken by her bright blue eyes. She doesn't seem interested in him, which makes him even more interested. Erin is wrapped into Mrs. Oliver and her "orphan's" life, as well as that of her son Tyler, a perceptive young man who warms everyone's heart.

This story is touching and will have you in tears, but it is ultimately victorious and reaffirms that family is where the heart is, and not necessarily bloodline related. After the grief, comes acceptance, joy, and new love.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

PreOrder Now: Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set - 11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances #greatdeal

Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set
11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances

Multi-author boxed set
Genre: Contemporary Romance Anthology
Release Date: December 8, 2014

New Release Sale Price: $0.99 Limited Time.
Purchased separately, the books in this set would cost over $30. Nine
Full-Length Novels, 1 Novella, and 1 Short Story from NY Times, USA Today,
National and International Bestselling Authors.

We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who's not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.

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ArousedJade Kerrion
Can falling in love with a gorgeous male escort lead to anything
except inevitable heartbreak?

Blazing LoveChantel Rhondeau
An emotionally injured veterinarian
assistant struggles to resist the heat of a blazing hot firefighter, but she
can’t avoid the flames of his passion.

Roaring Hot!Rachelle Ayala
A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is
challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.

The Right Pitch Lyssa Layne
Colie Adger is torn between the lavish
attention from a big shot pitcher and the common sense of a solid friend. Can
Colie figure out her own heart and hit a homerun off the right pitch?

The Art of Love- Michele Shriver
After watching her parents' marriage crumble, jewelry artist
Chelsea Matthews doesn't believe in love, but a sexy painter sets out to win
her heart and prove that good guys do exist.

Behind the AltarP.C. Zick
All seems perfect in Leah's life until tattoo artist Dean rides
his Harley into her heart in this story of forbidden love.

Lost Avalon - K.S. Thomas
Blaise Nolan has it all - brooding good looks, a haunting voice
and troubled lyrics of a soul gone lost. Only he didn't wind up brooding,
haunted and lost by accident...

Second Shield - Stacy Eaton
Agent Drew Bradley goes undercover to find an officer gone rogue,
but what he finds in Detective Sergeant Mackenzie McAllister is nothing he ever

Amber Rules – Melinda Curtis
One of the first assignments of life coach to the rich and famous,
Amber Rule, is to improve the game of Evan Oliver, one of the biggest bad-asses
in the NBA. Will Amber up Evan's game? Or will he teach her a new set of rules?

Wild Irish RideJennifer Saints
Sexy, Southern Suspense. Jesse was Alexi's forbidden fruit, the
one man she couldn't forget and can't resist. After twelve years he's back for
her—so is a killer.

How You Remind
- Julie Leto
Can a former party girl take a chance on a sexy guitarist who knows her deepest, darkest secrets?

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

#BookReview Romancing Christmas Story #8 - Insanity Claus by Carolyn Hughey #romance #xmas

Title: Insanity Claus
Author: Carolyn Hughey
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Part family drama and part romance, Insanity Claus captures the struggles of a grieving widow, Mallory, with two daughters. One is innocent and cheerful, but the other blames her mother for her father's death. Mallory's trying to keep everything going, including running a Christmas gift shop during an economic downturn. She doesn't need or want any distractions, least of all the handsome stranger, A.J. Miller, who develops a liking for her.

A.J. comes on really strong and freaks Mallory out with his talk about kismet, fate, and love at first sight. Mallory is charmed but can't decide if A.J. is for real or not. She's already lost so much in her life and does not want to get her hopes up only to lose it again.

The tension in this story does not come from the romance. A.J. is straight forward with Mallory and shows his feelings early. Mallory also is cautiously optimistic and returns his feelings. The problem is Mallory's older daughter and her anger at her mother. Mallory isn't sure she can handle the situation and asks A.J. to back off. However, the reader knows A.J. is planning a surprise, so there's not much to worry about on that side.

The emotional drama comes from Mallory's older daughter and how she deals with the guilt of knowing too much about her father's activities. Everything is solved in time for Christmas Eve and A.J., of course, makes a grand entrance and sweeps everyone off their feet.

This is a real feel-good story and will have you rooting for Mallory's family to get the closure and happiness they deserve.

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#NewRelease Forgotten No More by Christina McKnight #regency #romance

Title: Forgotten No More
Series: A Lady Forsaken, Book Two
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Release Date: November 20, 2014
Word Count: 83,000
Cover Artist: LFD Designs for Authors

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A lady forgotten by all...

Ruby St. Augustin must find the truth of her past to determine what her future holds. She only has a short time in London to uncover the identity of her real father and the secrets behind her birth. If anyone learns of her mission, she will disgrace everyone she holds dear. What she doesn’t expect is to draw the attention of a man who doesn’t care about his reputation or her past.

A man mesmerized by one...

Harold Jakeston is a man without wealth or title. Resigned to a life he loathes, Harold has the chance at a few weeks of freedom before being trapped in a future he wants no part of. When he’s drawn into the mysterious quest of a woman from his past, he embraces the opportunity to forget the life that awaits him. What he never anticipated is falling in love with a woman who ignites his desire to create a new future for himself and for her.  

A love neither can abandon...

About the Author:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

#BookReview Romancing Christmas Story #7 - Heating up the Holidays by Marcia James #romance #xmas

Title: Heating up the Holidays
Author: Marcia James
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nicky and Chris were high school sweethearts, but parted unhappily. Now, thirteen years later, Chris is a widower with a six-year-old daughter. He's given up on life in the big city and has come home to stay. As luck has it, he meets Nicky while she is helping out with the Santa display at her family's department store, Paxton's, and sparks fly, not all of them nice.

I loved this story of second chances and love reignited. I also loved that Nicky Paxton is not a wilting wallflower, but a strong-willed CEO of the department store. She doesn't just get bowled over by hotshot Chris, but let's him know she's a woman to be reckoned with. Chris is humbly chastened and pursues her while trying to fulfill his daughter's Christmas wish for a special pet.

The search for the pet lets Chris and Nicky spend enough time together to overcome their fears. The story is sweet with a happy ending. I enjoyed it very much and want to know more about this special pet.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE! A Father for Christmas #BookReview #reblog

Reblogged from Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: A Father for Christmas: I am very happy that I was given a copy of  Rachelle Ayala's " A Father for Christmas " to read and review.

This book was a really nice, easy read that was full of hope and a bit of romance, that made you want to believe in Christmas miracles.

The book is set in California during the Christmas season. Right away you have to know that your heart strings are going to be "pulled", but it is still a definite must read.

Bree, who is 4 years old, doesn't understand that Santa can't make every dream come true, so she asks him to bring her a father for Christmas. Of course Santa "pwo-missed" he would be under the tree ....

Kelly, Bree's mother, is a single mother who has had her fair share of bad luck. She was an investment banker who made a mistake, a mistake that cost her everything. Everything that is except Bree, but she doesn't believe that a father is what Bree needs.

Tyler, is a war hero, who thinks he is anything but a hero. He has returned back to the United States with his own struggles, including PTSD. It is unfortunate that he doesn't believe he is worthy of anything.

The three of them become part of a Christmas miracle, that will heal the broken spirit of both Kelly and Tyler, complements of a Santa's wish, that should melt even the coldest of hearts. I told you it would be pulling at your heart strings.

As I was reading the story, I found myself hoping that Kelly and Tyler would get together and stay together no matter how difficult it would be. You just want them to let their guards down and learn to trust again.

The book is well written. Although you believe you know how it will end, you don't want to put this book down until the end. A Father for Christmas is a really nice book that is suitable for young adults, as there are no questionable chapters, and makes you believe in love and forgiveness.

Posted by Kat @ Inspiration CAN be Found Everywhere at 8:30 PM

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#BookReview SCENT OF TRIUMPH by Jan Moran 5 out of 5 stars #epic #lovestory

Scent of TriumphScent of Triumph by Jan Moran

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn't want this book to end. Danielle is a heroic woman who triumphs over grief, loss and tragedy. She always had a sense of honor and the will to do the right thing even when circumstances were against her.

This book could have been 1/3rd longer and I would have loved to savor and linger in it. The author's skill in using the five senses immerse the reader into the story. Danielle is passionate about her family and her work. I learned a lot about the perfume business and all of the details added to the atmosphere of the story. I was transported with Danielle from war torn Europe to the glory days of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. All through her tumultuous life, she never gives up hope of seeing her beloved son. And then, there is the love of her life, a man whose timing is never quite right, but redeems himself at the end when he boldly pursues and hangs onto her. An epic love story with a bold and passionate heroine. Bravo!

I'm so glad this book has been revised and reissued by St. Martin's Press. Check out the new edition with the gorgeous new cover with coral and lavender roses! It is available for pre-order for release March 2015.

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