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Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman

Title: Orange is the new Black Author: Piper Kerman Published: April 6, 2010 Publisher: Spiegal and Grau Pages: 322 Genre: True Crime Review: library ebook Buy Links: Amazon, 

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before.
But that past has caught up with her.
Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424 — one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system.
From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance.
Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times …

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Gun for Hire by J.J. Montgomery

Gun For Hire The Maui Heat Series by J.J. Montgomery

J.J. will be awarding 5 ebook of Gun For Hire to randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here.

The job should have been easy—patrol a swank beach that serves as a backyard for Maui’s rich, kick out the riffraff, and get a tan in the process. But rent-a-cop Samantha Winters didn’t anticipate a deliciously grumpy cop, Sergeant Grady Roark, who comes down to the beach to bust her chops and instead leaves her breathless…and wondering why the one man who could help her seems determined to thwart her at every turn. Grady is keeping secrets from Sam that have him walking the line between attraction and duty. But when Sam becomes the target of a shadowy organization, Grady will have to choose between the law and the temptation of a woman who has him breaking every rule he’…

ARC Review: Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke

Title: Rise of the Sea Witch Author: Stacey Rourke
Published: June 19, 2017
Pages: 217
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Review: ARC ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon,

Details of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of privilege.

Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people.

When war against the humans ravages their once regal…

Spotlight: Four Days with Jack by Kelli A. Wilkins

Spend Four Days with Jack - New Romance Release by Kelli A. Wilkins
Hi everyone,
I’m pleased to announce the release of my gay romance, Four Days with Jack. In this contemporary novella, best friends David and Jack embark on a sexual relationship. David has always loved Jack and has fantasized about being his lover, but he lacked the courage to admit his feelings—until now.

Here’s the plot summary and a mild excerpt: Four Days with Jack

When David invited his best friend on vacation, he never expected them to fall in love…

Spending four days in a tropical paradise with Jack is a dream come true. For years, David has lived a lie and denied his romantic feelings for Jack. Now that they’re together in an isolated Caribbean resort, he finally admits what he really wants—to be Jack’s lover.

Jack has been in love with David for years and is encouraged by his desire to explore a sexual relationship. He’s more than willing to introduce David to the life he has…

NetGalley: Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast: Reflections on Fatherhood by Matteo Bussola

Title: Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast: Reflections on Fatherhood Author: Matteo Bussola Published: May 9, 2017 Publisher: Penguin Group TarcherPerigee Pages: 279 Genre: Humor, Parenting and Families Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher Buy Links: Amazon,

This #1 Italian bestseller, offering a father's observations of the everyday moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, has struck a chord with readers around the globe.
Matteo Bussola is a designer and cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife Paola; their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania (ages eight, four, and two); and their two dogs. For two years, he's been writing posts on Facebook capturing the beauty of ordinary moments with his family. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is the memoir that grew out of these writings. Divided into winter, spring, summer, and fall, the book follows the different seasons of parenthood and life. At times moving, and a…

NetGalley: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Title: If I Run Author: Terri Blackstock Published: Feb. 16, 2016 Publisher: Zondervan Fiction Pages: 319 Genre: Mystery Review: ebook given by NetGalley and publisher Buy Links: Amazon,

Casey Cox has blood on the bottom of her shoes, in her car, on her clothes. But there's no point in trying to defend herself. She just has to run.
Casey didn't kill her friend Brent. She discovered his body, but she'd never try to hurt him. He's the only person she's ever trusted enough to tell the truth about what happened to her father . . . and there's no doubt in her mind that Brent was killed trying to help her prove it. She has to run before they get to her too.
Dylan Roberts was hired to find Casey and bring her back so that justice can be served. As a former Criminal Investigator for the Army, he can't imagine that tracking down one girl will be that difficult.
But the more elusive Casey turns out to be, the more Dylan digs into her past to try to determi…

Book Blitz and GIVEAWAY: Amnesia by Cambria Herbert

Cambria Hebert
Publication date: June 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

I washed ashore in a little lake town.
A place where everyone knows everyone, yet…
No one knows me.
I don’t know me.
If a woman doesn’t know her own name, does she really exist?
I don’t know my natural hair color, my birthdate, or where I live.
I am invisible.
To everyone, to everything, even to myself.
Except to him.
I see the recognition deep in his stare, the way it lingers on my face as if I’m a puzzle he’s desperate to put together.
I just want answers, the truth… knowledge.
His lips are sealed. Still, his eyes beguile me.
I can’t trust anyone, not even myself. Someone wants me dead, the same someone who tried to bury me in a watery grave.
They’ll come for me again… I won’t know their face.
I don’t even know mine.
I am amnesia.

NetGalley Review: The Takedown by Corrie Wang

Title: The Takedown Author: Corrie Wang Publisher: Disney Book Group Published: April 11, 2017 Pages: 384 Genre: Teens, YA Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher Buy Links: Amazon,

Kyla Cheng doesn't expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn't need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she's president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don't just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular. Kyla's even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed.
Until someone takes issue with this arrangement.
A week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla "doing it" with her crush-worthy English teacher is uploaded to her school's website. It instantly goes viral, but here's the thing: it's not …

Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: The Final Book: Gods by SW Hammond

Title:  The Final Book: Gods Author:  SW Hammond To Be Published:  June 13th, 2017 Genre:  Fiction / Science Fiction / Mythology / Visionary & Metaphysical Recommended Age:  16+ Content Warning:  Historical battles with swordplay and the violence / gore of war

In the beginning there was love. The Goddess of Life in an elated romance with a beloved mortal. Her sister killed him. Their combined actions ripping a hole in destiny and plagued mankind with an age of unprecedented corruption, vicious holy wars, and religious absolution. Though long forgotten by the mortals they serve, Zeus and his Pantheon continue to foster and protect mankind which is tearing itself apart—but even God isn’t infallible. After failed diplomacy, the King of the Gods is left with no choice but to take the persona of a modern man—the famed genetic scientist Dr. Hork. In an effort to preserve the future by reshaping the past, Dr. Hork uses Project Genesis—the transfer of consciousness—to send subjects back …

Review: A Little Taste of Naughty (A Shattered Lives Short) by Rissa Blakeley

Title: A Little Taste of Naughty Author: Rissa Blakeley Published: Dec. 14, 2015 Publisher: Self Pages: 101 Genre: Adult Review: ebook  Buy Links: Amazon, 

*For readers 18+ due to sexual situations*

A Little Taste of Naughty, a supplemental short story for Broken Dreams (Shattered Lives, Book One), was originally published in the best-selling anthology, Just Desserts.

Elaina is sassy and full of attitude.

Henry lives a life full of lies and deceit.

Somehow, the two complement one another, especially when it comes to getting naughty at a wedding reception.

A Little Taste of Naughty novella also includes chapters from:
Broken Dreams (Shattered Lives, Book One) by Rissa Blakeley
Cast in Blood (The Morgan Blackstone Vampires) by Michelle Rabe Tempted (The Nightshade Series) by Brenda Tetreault

Review: Becoming Henry: The Manuscript: Shattered Lives (Shattered Lives Graphic Novel Book 0) by Rissa Blakeley

Title: Shattered Lives: Becoming Henry: The Manuscript Author: Rissa Blakeley Published: Dec. 6, 2016 Publisher: Self Pages: 53

His mother murdered before his eyes, Luke Richards was thrust into the foster care system. Specially selected for what he thought was a military program in the East End of London, his sixteen-year-old attitude and smart mouth earned him numerous beatings, especially when he stood up for the only girl in class.

In the shadows, someone watched, begging for his life to be spared.

Through corporal punishment, the program leaders reinforced that he had nothing, was nothing, and meant nothing.

Identities changed. Luke Richards became Liam Henry Daniels.

Tracking devices surgically implanted, the recruits were kept locked in a prison built on greed and absolute power.

Ordered to leave for the States to put the leader’s plan into action, Liam feared for the safety of the girl he loved, asking another to protect her.

With limited options, he craved control over his life.


NetGalley: The One-Eyed Judge by Michael Ponsor

Title: The One-Eyed Judge Author: Michael Ponsor Published: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media Pages: 410 Genre: Thriller, Legal Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher Buy Links: Amazon,

When FBI agents barge into Sidney Cranmer’s home accusing him of a heinous crime, the respected literature professor’s life becomes a nightmare. Cranmer insists the illicit material found by the agents isn’t his, but the charge against him appears airtight, and his academic specialty—the life and work of controversial author Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—convinces investigators he’s lying.
Presiding over the case against Professor Cranmer, U.S. District Judge David Norcross fears his daily confrontation with evil has made him too jaded to become a husband and father. His girlfriend, Claire Lindemann, teaches in the same department as the defendant and is convinced of his innocence. Soon, she will take matters into her own hands. Meanwh…

NetGalley Review: Blink by KL Slater

Title: Blink Author: K.L. Slater Published: Feb. 16, 2017 Publisher: Bookouture Pages: 295 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher Buy Links: Amazon, 

What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you?
Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace.

But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth.
Toni’s mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

A compelling, gripping thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister.

Review: The Missing Soul by Dominika Waclawiak

Title: The Missing Soul Author: Dominika Waclawiak Published: Feb. 23, 2015 Publisher: Self Genre: Mystery Review: ebook provided by author Buy Link: Amazon, 

A young boy wakes up from a nightmare and knows he is someone else. His terrified mother is sure that her son is possessed. Sara Caine has done everything to quash her paranormal gifts, wanting nothing to do with that world. She’s pushed away everyone who helped her, especially Father Johan Luken.  When Sara Caine and the small family collide in a Venice, California alleyway, the paths of their lives inextricably change course as they delve deeper into the mystery of the missing soul.