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CD Review: The Modern Romantic by Laura Sullivan

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I received this CD to give an honest review.
I am not sure how to write this review, that is meant in a good way. I put this CD in my car while driving around and I could just feel all my stress just melt away. I embraced the music to where the only thing I could hear was the sound of the piano and string instruments.  I really liked each song and I wonder how the author comes up with the title of each one as there are now words just beautiful music that is played.  This is meant to be romantic music and I am sure it is but for me it feels as though it is something that I can play in the background very quietly and just let it wash me over after a long day with my feet propped up and a glass of wine.  I plan on playing this CD when my husband comes home after a very long and hard day and see what he thinks about it, if it does anything for him.  If you have not heard any of this musician's music before I recommend you give her music a try and see how it makes you feel. You can ev…

Blog Tour and Review: Rite of Redemption by Sarah Negovetich

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Title: Rite of Redemption (Acceptance book 3) Author: Sarah Negovetich
Date to be published June 6, 2016
Pages: 249
Review: ARC copy from the author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Rebecca escaped the PIT, found a family among the Freeman...and watched too many loved ones die. All she wants is the Cardinal to leave her in peace, but he's made it clear that's never going to happen.
When the Cardinal attacks other Freeman villages, she finally understands that no one is safe from his wrath. As the only one who's stood up to the evil that is the Cardinal, it's up to her to convince the others that they can't hide forever. It's time to fight.
The Machine predicted Rebecca would become the Cardinal's enemy. It may have gotten that one right.

#PBwkendread Review: Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop

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Title: Surrounded by Sharks
Author: Michael Northrop
Published: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages:208
Genre: Middle Grade, Adventure
Review: Paperback
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Dragged out to sea with nothing but a piece of trash to keep him afloat, Davey is certain things can't get any worse...and then he spots a shark.

He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started.
When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can't wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he's sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of their vacation sleeping in! Davey heads for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides he will just test the water. Never mind that "No Swimming" sign. But when the waves pull him farther and farther out to sea, Davey finds himself surrounded not only by water, but something else--something circling below the surface.

#PBwkendread: Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop

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This weekend read is Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop. I actually bought this book at my son's school book fair. What really got was the title and the cover.  I am not sure I would be okay with being in an ocean knowing there is a chance sharks are going to eat me lol. I am hoping that it is really good but I guess we will see.  #PBwkendread
Dragged out to sea with nothing but a piece of trash to keep him afloat, Davey is certain things can't get any worse...and then he spots a shark.

He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started.
When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can't wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he's sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of their vacation sleeping in! Davey heads for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides he will just test the water. Never mind that "No Swimming" sign. But w…

#PBwkendread Review: Awake by Melanie Surani

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Title: Awake Author Melanie Surani
Published: April 30, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Pages: 224
Review: Paperback won
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




In author Melanie Surani’s edgy thriller novel, opera singer Joshua Gray wakes in an eerie art museum exhibit. He comes to believe he’s been kidnapped and abandoned. And he isn’t the only one…

As Josh and four others struggle to piece together their new reality, they discover the museum’s main building has been razed and the place is boarded with no obvious exit. Who left them in the museum and why? How can they escape? The only link that binds them together is a mysterious woman named Blair, who they each encountered before blacking out. Josh unexpectedly finds himself drawn to one of the other captives, a long-time fan named Sophia. Their attraction plunges the group into a dark pool of suspicion. When allegiances shift and pieces connect, the strangers are forced to reassess their situation. Is the real danger inside or outside …

Cover Reveal: My Lady, My Spy by Sheridan Jeane

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Secrets and Seductions #4

Publication Date: June 21, 2016

Genres: Adult, Historical Romance

He's a spy----











Certain truths aren’t his to share… London, 1854 ~ Frederick Woolsy is Queen Victoria’s finest spy. His mission at the Russian Embassy’s annual ball is one of the most critical ones of his life, but his careful plans end in disaster. The book he was assigned to secure has been stolen and now England and Russia are on the brink of war. Even worse, the love of his life has caught him in another lie (he’s a spy, certain lies are expected). However, in this case, it might mean he’ll lose her forever. She’s a lady who demands honesty– above all else The nights Lady Josephine Harrington spent with Frederick in her bed were glorious… enough to tempt her to consider abandoning her independence as a wealthy widow to spend her life with him. Tonight, he canceled their plans to attend the Russian Embassy’s ball, saying he would be otherwise engaged. Now he’s shown up at the event with his b…

ARC/NetGalley Review: The Pretender (Soren Chase Series Book 2) by Rob Blackwell

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Title: The Pretender (Soren Chase Series book 2)
Author: Rob Blackwell
Published: May 24, 2016
Pages: (Print) 317
Genre: Paranormal
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




A young girl slaughters her entire family in a quiet suburban neighborhood. The police say she snapped, but Soren Chase knows the truth. Having dedicated his life to hunting down the creature that murdered his best friend and left him framed for the crime eight years ago, Soren expertly recognizes the villain’s hallmarks in the young girl’s rampage: a pretender—a supernatural creature that can steal the identity and memories of its targets—has struck again.
Recently shattered by the realization that the monster he hunted for so long is far closer than he ever imagined, Soren needs to find a way to put the pieces back together if he wants to protect his remaining loved ones. To face this new threat, Soren must learn to cope with the past, forge an unlikely alliance, and battle an…

Spotlight: A Secret Match by Kelli A. Wilkins

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Spotlight on… A Secret Match By Kelli A. Wilkins www.KelliWilkins.com Hi everyone, Today I’m sharing an inside look at the making of my gay romance, A Secret Match. It’s a sizzling contemporary novel set in the world of professional wrestling.

Before we get started, let me answer the question lots of folks may be asking: “Whydo you write gay romances? You’re not a man or gay.” I generally respond with: “Why shouldn’t I? I wrote a vampire romance, and I’ve never been a vampire.”
But seriously, I’m a writer. And as a writer, I write whatever story comes to me, whether it’s a contemporary, historical, paranormal, or gay romance. My romances are about people who meet, fall in love, and overcome obstacles to be with each other. This basic philosophy applies whether the characters are same-sex, different sex, or space alien and earth girl. Love is love and romance is romance. I’m not married to one specific genre or heat level. I go where the story and the characters take me.
So, how did A Secre…

Guest Post: Mannah Pierce

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Title: Cast Adrift
Author: Mannah Pierce
Published: May 8, 2015
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Buy Links for Cast Adrift and Foothold Link to author's page:
www.mannahpierce.com









I would like to thank Autumn for inviting me to post on her site. I have written an ‘omake’ – a short scene that is not included my novel Cast Adrift or its sequel Foothold but which features one the characters.
Tart by Mannah Pierce
Ean was helping Granny Mary make apple tarts. These days that meant Granny Mary sat in her rocking chair and issued instructions that Ean no longer needed. Ean was fine with that. It was difficult for Granny Mary since her eyesight been had become blurred by cataracts and her hands had been twisted by arthritis. The least he could do was be her eyes and hands to make the apple tarts that everyone at Madame Lucy’s so enjoyed.
He wished he could do more; get rid of her cataracts and buy her painkillers that worked better than willow bark tea. Neither was going to happen. On N…

Review: Don't Say a Word (Stranger Series #3) by Jennifer Jaynes

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Title: Don't Say A Word (Stranger Series #3) Author: Jennifer Jaynes
Published: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages: 258
Genre: Thriller, New Adult
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Death has always stalked single mother Allie Callahan. For the first time in her life, she has found a fragile sort of happiness living a quiet, peaceful existence in East Texas with her young son, Sammy, and her adoptive mother.
Still, Allie fears she may be susceptible to the same mental illness that destroyed her serial-killer mother and brother. She's haunted by the idea that she could become incapable of caring for Sammy.
When twelve-year-old twins Zoe and Carrie arrive on her doorstep late one night, their parents slain in a vicious double homicide, Allie’s strength and sanity are put to the test. What did the twins see on the night of their parents’ horrific murder? They are too frightened to say.
Soon faced with a series of menacing phone calls, a risin…

Review: Forever Road by Catie Rhodes

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Title: Forever Road
Author: Catie Rhodes
Published: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Long Roads and Dark Ends
Pages: 396
Genre: Ghost, Mystery
Review: ebook which is free on Amazon right now
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 


Peri Jean Mace’s knack for seeing ghosts made growing up in her rural East Texas hometown a living hell. Now an adult with her own business, she thinks she’s finally got things under control.

But the murder of Peri Jean’s trailer trash cousin, Rae, forces Peri Jean to face long buried issues. She owes her cousin a favor from beyond the grave and must solve her murder. The more Peri Jean pokes around, the more she realizes everyone in Gaslight City has something to hide.

Uncovering the wrong secret will send Peri Jean straight into the arms of a killer.

#PBwkendread: Awake by Melanie Surani

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So the book I picked was Awake by Melanie Surani I actually won this book in a giveaway. I haven't heard about this author but I can honestly say I read the back of the book where it tells you what the author is about and I literally fell over laughing. Because it says "When she isn’t cutting hair, Melanie is thinking about ways to kill people (for mystery novels)."  This is my kind of author. :)  What are you reading this weekend?



In author Melanie Surani’s edgy thriller novel, opera singer Joshua Gray wakes in an eerie art museum exhibit. He comes to believe he’s been kidnapped and abandoned. And he isn’t the only one…

As Josh and four others struggle to piece together their new reality, they discover the museum’s main building has been razed and the place is boarded with no obvious exit. Who left them in the museum and why? How can they escape? The only link that binds them together is a mysterious woman named Blair, who they each encountered before blacking out. Josh …

ARC Review: Stealing Light by Julie Cassar

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Title: Stealing Light Author: Julie Cassar
Published: May 18, 2016
Genre: Paranormal
Review: ARC ecopy provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


"Tonight, everything could change. I wasn’t ready to let go of anyone just yet."

If you could change what you know is coming, would you? Cecelia Walker discovers an amazing ability deep within herself that gives her the power to change the future. When mysterious outsiders enter her life, she begins to question everything and everyone she once knew.

Years earlier, CeeCee’s life changed forever the day her parents were killed in a horrific car accident. Suddenly extraordinary people and bizarre events began to seep into her very small world. Surviving for years on her addiction to coffee and running, life suddenly deals her a game-changing wildcard and all bets are off. Her magnificent Gift of Light awakens a tremendous dark power wanting to steal what is hers.

Will Cecelia be able to change what she’s seen and set a new course…

NetGalley Review: Nirvana (Nirvana #1) by J.R. Stewart

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Title: Nirvana Author: J.R. Stewart
Published: Nov. 10, 2015
Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers
Pages: 201
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk



When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?
Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world controlled by Hexagon. In Nirvana, anyone’s deepest desires may be realized - even visits with Andrew.
Although Kenders knows that this version of Andrew is virtual, when he asks for her assistance revealing Hexagon’s dark secret, she cannot help but comply. Soon after, Kenders and her closest allies find themselves in a battle with Hexagon, the very institution they have been taught to trust. After uncovering much more than she expected, Kenders’ bigge…